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

A C T S 



RESOLVES 



PASSED BY THE 



General d^oviYi of Jllassaf htisetts 



IN THE YEAR 



1925 



TOGETHER WITH 

RETURNS OF VOTES UPON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS 

AND QUESTIONS SUBMITTED TO VOTERS, TABLES 

SHOWING CHANGES IN THE STATUTES, ETC. 



PUBLISHED BY THE 

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH 




BOSTON 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING COMPANY 

1925 



ACTS AND RESOLVES 

OF 

MASSACHUSETTS 

1925 



^P The General Court, which was chosen November 4, 1924, assembled 
on Wednesday, the seventh day of January, 1925, for its first annual 
session. 

The oaths of office were taken and subscribed by His Excellency Alvan 
T. Fuller and His Honor Frank G. Allen on Thursday, the eighth day 
of January, in the presence of the two Houses assembled in convention. 



ACTS. 



An Act authorizing the city of Gardner to incur indebt- nhf.^ i 

EDNESS FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. ^' 

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. For the purpose of constructing a new high City of Gardner 
school building and of originally equipping and furnishing said money^for"^ 
building, the city of Gardner may borrow from time to time, school purposes. 
within a period of five years from the passage of this act, such 
sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, 
four hundred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes 
therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Gardner Gardner School 
School Loan, Act of 1925. Each authorized issue shall con- ^^ "f 1925 
stitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not 
more than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall be 
authorized under this act unless a sum equal to an amount not 
less than ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted for the 
same purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the year when 
authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in 
excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as provided 
herein, be subject to chapter forty -four of the General Laws, 
exclusive of the proviso inserted in section seven of said chapter 
by chapter three hundred and thirty -eight of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three. 

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

Approved January 31, 1925. 



An Act authorizing the town of somerset to borrow (Jfidj) 2 
money for school purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L For the purpose of acquiring land for school ^t^av^bomw' 
purposes and of constructing a schoolhouse and furnishing and money" for 

,1 iij^i-o J. u t school purposes. 

equippmg the same, the town or Somerset may borrow from 

time to time, within a period of five years from the passage of 

this act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the 

aggregate, ninety thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 

notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Somer- Somerset 

set School Loan, Act of 1925. Each authorized issue shall ^^^^^imT' 

constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not 

more than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall be 

authorized under this act unless a gum equal to an amount not 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 3, 4. 



Somerset 
School Loan, 
Act of 1925. 



less than ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted for the 
same purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the year when 
authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in 
excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as provided 
herein, be subject to the provisions of chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws, exclusive of the proviso inserted in section seven 
of said chapter by chapter three hundred and thirty-eight of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 

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

Approved February 3, 1925. 



Chap. 3 An Act authorizing the town of chelmsford to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotvs: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for and 
constructing school buildings and originally equipping and 
furnishing said buildings, the town of Chelmsford may borrow 
from time to time, within a period of five years from the pas- 
sage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, 
in the aggregate, one hundred thousand dollars, and may issue 
bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the 
words, Chelmsford School Loan, Act of 1925. Each author- 
ized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall 
be paid in not more than fifteen years from their dates, but no 
issue shall be authorized under this act unless a sum equal to 
an amount not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue 
is voted for the same purpose to be raised by the tax levy of 
the year when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this 
act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as 
herein provided, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws, exclusive of the proviso inserted in section seven of said 
chapter by chapter three hundred and thirty-eight of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 

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

Approved February 3, 1925. 



Town of 
Chelmsford 
may borrow 
money for 
school purposes. 



Chelmsford 
School Loan, 
Act of 1925. 



Chap. 4 An Act authorizing the city of melrose to pension avil- 

LIAM R. lavender. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Melrose may retire William R. 
Lavender, who for twenty -four years has served as 'its city 
treasurer, on an annual pension of twelve hundred dollars. 

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

Approved February 4, 1925. 



City of Melrose 
may pension 
William R. 
Lavender. 

Submission 
to board of 
aldermen, etc. 
Proviso. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 5, 6, 7. 



An Act authorizing the town of longmeadow to vote (Jfiaj), 5 
ON the question of revoking its acceptance of the 

CIVIL SERVICE laws AS APPLYING TO ITS CHIEF OF POLICE OR 
COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC SAFETY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Longmeadow may, at the next TownofLong- 

,, , • i« 1 • •. J. meadow may 

town meetmg, vote on the question of revokmg its acceptance vote on ques- 
of the provisions of chapter seventeen of the acts of nineteen acTeplnc?'"'"^ 
hundred and twenty-one. If the town so votes to revoke such of^fvii service 
acceptance, then the chief of police or commissioner of public ing to its chief 
safety of said town shall not continue to hold office under the ^i^^si^er 
civil service laws or the rules and regulations made thereunder, of public safety. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 4, 1925. 



An Act authorizing the city of medford to pension Chav 6 

WINSLOW JOYCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Medford may retire Winslow Joyce, City of Medford 
now and for many years past employed by said city as sealer wfnsioWoyce. 
of weights and measures and inspector of milk and \inegar, on 
an annual pension not exceeding one half the annual compen- 
sation paid him for his services in both of said positions at the 
time of his retirement. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by Submission to 
vote of the board of aldermen of said city, subject to the pro- mTn. etc.^ 
visions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs Proviso, 
prior to December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved February 5, 1925. 



An Act authorizing the new England conservatory of (Jjiaj). 7 

MUSIC TO grant certain DEGREES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The New England Conservatory of Music, a New England 
corporation established by chapter one hundred and three of of Music^may 
the acts of eighteen hundred and sevent}', is hereby authorized d^g"*^®""*^'" 
and empowered to grant to students properly accredited and 
recommended by the facult}^ council of said conservatory upon 
their graduation from the collegiate department thereof after 
completion of the four year course in applied music, composition 
or musical research, the degree of Bachelor of Music, or after 
completion of the four year course in supervision of school 
music, the degree of Bachelor of School Music. 

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

Approved February 5, 1925. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 8, 9. 



Chap. 8 ^^ ^^'^ PLACING UNDER CIVIL SERVICE THE REGULAR AND 
PERMANENT MEMBERS OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWN 
OF NATICK AND THE OFFICES OF CHIEF AND DEPUTY CHIEF OF 
SAID FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



Certain mem- 
bers and offices 
of Natick fire 
department 
placed under 
civil service. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



Time of taking 
effect, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The provisions of chapter thirty-one of the 
General Laws, and the rules and regulations made thereunder, 
shall hereafter apply to the regular and permanent members of 
the fire department of the town of Natick and to the oflfices of 
the chief and deputy chief of said fire department. The regular 
and permanent members of said department and the present 
incumbents of said offices of chief and deputy chief shall con- 
tinue to hold their present positions without examination or 
reappointment. 

Section 2, This act may be submitted for acceptance at 
any annual or special town meeting of said town. If it is so 
submitted at a special town meeting, it shall take effect upon 
its acceptance by a majority of the legal voters of the said town 
present and voting thereon. If it is so submitted to the voters 
of said town at an annual town meeting the following question 
shall be placed upon the official ballot to be used for the elec- 
tion of town officers at said meeting: — "Shall an act passed 
by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
five, entitled 'An Act placing under civil service the regular 
and permanent members of the fire department of the town of 
Natick and the offices of chief and deputy chief of said fire 
department', be accepted?" If a majority of the votes in 
answer to said question are in the affirmative, then this act 
shall thereupon take effect. 

Section 3. So much of this act as provides for its sub- 
mission to the voters of the town of Natick shall take effect 
upon its passage. Approved February 6, 1925. 



Chap. 



Town of Milton 
may pension 
John H. 
Higgina. 



9 An Act authorizing the town of milton to pension john 

H. HIGGINS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Milton may retire John H. Higgins, 
who has served since June fifth, eighteen hundred and ninety- 
nine, as a permanent member of its police department, and, by 
way of discharging its moral obligation to him, may pay him 
an annual pension equal to one half the annual compensation 
paid him at the time of his retirement, payable in equal weekly 
or monthly instalments. 

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

Approved February 7, 1925. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 10, 11, 12. 7 

An Act authoeizing the county commissioners of the QJid^p jq 

COUNTY OF HAMPDEN TO PURCHASE ADDITIONAL LAND IN THE 
TOWN OF AGAWAM ADJACENT TO THE HAMPDEN COUNTY TRAIN- 
ING SCHOOL FOR THE USES AND PURPOSES OF SAID SCHOOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the count v of Hampden 

^ , , , *' county com- 

Hampden are hereby authorized to purchase additional land missioners may 
in the town of Agawam adjacent to the Hampden county uonai'land for 
training school for the uses and purposes of said school, at a l°^^{ training 
cost not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance, Submission to 
prior to December thirty-first in the current year, by the mi'ssixniers™' 
county commissioners of said county. 

Approved February 7, 1925. 

An Act relative to filing fees for petitions for re-ex- Chap. 11 

AMINATION for ADMISSION AS ATTORNEYS AT LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirtj'-seven of chapter two hundred and twenty -one g. l. 221, 
of the General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter two Imend^d. 
hundred and ninety of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
one, is hereb}' further amended by striking out, in the fifteenth 
line, the word "ten" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
fifteen, — so as to read as follows: — Section. 37. A citizen of <"itizens may 
the United States, whether man or woman, may, if over twenty- examination for 
one, file a petition in the supreme judicial or superior court to an^ttonfey^ 
be examined for admission as an attorney at law, and, if found »* '»^> ^^c. 
qualified, to be admitted as such; whereupon, unless the court 
otherwise orders, the petition shall be referred to the board of 
bar examiners to ascertain his acquirements and qualifications. 
If the board reports that the petitioner is of good moral char- 
acter and of sufficient acquiren)ents and qualifications, and 
recommends his admission, he shall be admitted unless the 
court otherwise determines, and thereafter may practice in all 
the courts of the commonwealth. The petitioner shall pay to Filing fees. 
the clerk of the court in which his petition is filed a fee of fifteen 
dollars upon the entry thereof, and a further fee of fifteen 
dollars upon the entry of any subsequent petition. Such fees 
shall be paid over to the commonwealth. 

Approved February 7, 1925. 

An Act permitting certain teachers and instructors who fhnv 12 

ARE members of THE STATE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION TO 
RETIRE AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR IN WHICH AGE 
SEVENTY IS ATTAINED. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to Emergency 
defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an p'''^^™ 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the public convenience. 



s 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 13. 



G. L. 32, 
I 2, par. 

(4), amended. 



State retire- 
ment associa- 
tion, retirement 
of members. 



Retirement of 
certain teachers, 
etc., at end of 
school year in 
which age 
seventy is 
attained. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Paragraph (4) of section two of chapter thirty-two of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof 
the following : — Any member who is a teacher or principal 
in a state school or college where classes are graded or con- 
ducted by a school year or term, or who is an instructor of 
the blind, on attaining the age of seventy, shall be retired 
from the service at the end of the school year or term in which 
said age is attained, but any such member attaining that age 
in July, August or September shall then be retired, — so as to 
read as follows : — (4) Any member who reaches the age of 
sixty and has been in the continuous service of the common- 
wealth for a period of fifteen years immediately preceding may 
retire or be retired by the board upon recommendation of the 
head of the department in which he is employed, or, in case of 
members appointed by the governor, upon recommendation of 
the governor and council, and any member who reaches the 
age of seventy must so retire. Any member who is a teacher 
or principal in a state school or college where classes are graded 
or conducted by a school year or term, or who is an instructor 
of the blind, on attaining the age of seventy, shall be retired 
from the service at the end of the school year or term in which 
said age is attained, but any such member attaining that age in 
July, August or September shall then be retired. 

Approved February 9, 1925. 



Chap. 13 An Act authorizing the town of Randolph to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Town of 
Randolph may 
borrow money 
for school 
purposes. 



Randolph 
School Loan, 
Act of 1925. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of restoring or rebuilding the 
Stetson high school building and of constructing an addition 
thereto, such addition to increase the floor space of said build- 
ing, the town of Randolph may borrow from time to time, 
within a period of five years from the passage of this act, such 
sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, 
fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Randolph School 
Loan, x4ct of 1925. Each authorized issue shall constitute a 
separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than 
fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall be authorized 
under this act unless a sum equal to an amount not less than 
ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted for the same 
purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the year when author- 
ized. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in excess 
of the statutory limit, but shall, except as provided herein, be 
subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of 
the proviso inserted in section seven of said chapter by chapter 
three hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-three. 

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

Approved February 9, 1925. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 14, 15. 



An Act relative to expenditures by the city of Gloucester (JIk^j 14 
for municipal advertising purposes. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., os follows: 

Section 1. The city of Gloucester may annually appropri- ^',^^p°^^ 
ate a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars for the purpose appropriate 
of advertising the advantages of the city, with special reference Sunfcipaf 
to its facilities for summer vacation, recreation and seashore advertising 
purposes; provided, however, that as to each such appropriation Proviso. 
a sum equal to the amount thereof shall previously have been 
raised by public subscription and paid into the cit^^ treasury 
to be expended for the aforesaid advertising purpose. The Expenditures, 
money so appropriated by the city and so raised by subscription ®**'' 
shall be expended under the direction of the mayor and mu- 
nicipal council. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by vote of the municipal council of said city, subject to the ^uncTifetc. 
provisions of its charter. Approved February 9, 1925. 



An Act authorizing the town of bridgew^a.ter to supply (Jhn^ 15 

ITSELF AND ITS INHABITANTS WITH WATER. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Bridgewater may supply itself and B^iS^ewater 
its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of fires and may supply 
for domestic and other purposes; ma3' establish fountains and Inhabitants^ 
hydrants, relocate or discontinue the same, and may regulate ^'^^ ^^^^r, etc. 
the use of such water and fix and collect rates to be paid for the 
use of the same, and m.ay maintain a water supply system for 
the aforesaid purposes, subject to all general laws now or here- 
after in force relating to municipal water supply systems, 
except as otherwise provided herein. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid said town, by a May purchase 
committee thereto duly authorized, may purchase the fran- o^Brid^TCwater's 
chises, corporate property and all the rights and privileges of ^n*"^*"^" 
the Bridgewaters Water Compan\-, for a sum not exceeding 
one himdred seventy-five thousand dollars. If the said com- 
pany has incurred indebtedness, the amount of such indebted- 
ness outstanding at the time of such purchase may be assumed 
by said town, and the purchase price shall be reduced accord- 
ingly; but nothing in this act shall render said town liable for 
any indebtedness or other liability of said company, unless it 
has been specifically assumed as one of the terms of said pur- 
chase. 

Section 3. For the purposes aforesaid, said town, acting May take, etc., 
through its board of water commissioners hereinafter provided "■*^^''^' ®'''- 
for, may also take by eminent domain under chapter seventy- 
nine of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, 
and hold, the waters of any pond, brook, stream or spring or 
of any ground water sources by means of driven or other wells 
or filter galleries, within the town of Bridgewater, not already 



10 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 15. 



Make take 
certain lands, 
etc. 



May erect 
structures, 
lay pipes, etc. 



Restrictions as 
to construc- 
tion, etc., 
within railroad 
locations. 



Damages, 
recovery, etc. 



Proviso. 



May issue 
bonds, etc. 



Town of 
Bridgewater 
Water Loan, 
Act of 1025. 



Payment of 
loan, etc. 



used for public water supply, subject to the approval of the 
department of public health; and for the said purposes, through 
its said board of water commissioners, may take by eminent 
domain under said chapter seventy-nine, or acquire by pur- 
chase or otherwise, and hold, all lands, rights of way, and other 
easements necessary for collecting, storing, holding, purifying 
and preserving such water and conveying the same. Said town 
may erect on the lands acquired and held under this act proper 
dams, 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 
and lay conduits, pipes and other works, over and under any 
lands, water courses, railroads, railways, and public or private 
ways, and along such ways, in such manner as not unnecessarily 
to obstruct the same; and for the purposes of constructing, 
maintaining and repairing conduits, pipes and other works, and 
for all other proper purposes under this act may enter upon and 
dig up any such lands and ways, in such manner as to cause 
the least hindrance to public travel thereon. The said town 
shall not enter upon, construct or lay any pipes, conduits or 
other works within the location of any railroad corporation, 
except at such time and in such manner as it may agree upon 
with such railroad corporation, or, in case of failure so to agree, 
as may be approved by the department of public utilities. 

Section 4. Any person injured in his property by any 
action of said town or of its board of water commissioners under 
this act may recover damages from said town under said chap- 
ter seventy-nine: provided that the right to damages for the 
taking of any water or water right or for any injury thereto 
shall not vest until the water is actually withdrawn or diverted 
by said town under authority of this act. 

Section 5. Said town may, for the purpose of paying the 
necessary expenses incurred or to be incurred under this act, 
issue from time to time bonds or notes to an amount not ex- 
ceeding, in the aggregate, five hundred thousand dollars, which 
shall bear on their face the words. Town of Bridgewater Water 
Loan, Act of 1925. Each authorized issue shall constitute a 
separate loan, and such loans shall be payable in not more 
than thirty years from their dates; and the first of the annual 
payments on account of any such loan shall be made not later 
than one year after the date of the bonds or notes issued there- 
for. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in 'addition 
to that authorized by the general laws, but shall, except as 
herein otherwise provided, be subject to chapter forty-four of 
the General Laws. Said town shall, at the time of authorizing 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- 
ance with the provisions of this section; and when a vote to 
that effect has been passed, a sum which, with the income 
derived from the water rates, will be sufiicient to pay the 
annual expense of operating the water works, and the interest 
as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid, and to 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 15. 11 

make such payments on the principal as may be required under 
this act, shall without further vote be assessed by tlie assessors 
of the town annually thereafter in the same manner as other 
taxes, until the debt incurred by the said loan or loans is ex- 
tinguished. 

Section 6. Said town shall, after its acceptance of this act, Board of water 
at the same or a subsequent meeting, elect by ballot three per- de™t^n!Te°rt^s. 
sons to constitute a board of water commissioners, one of ''"'■ 
whom shall hold office until the expiration of three years, one 
until the expiration of two years, and one until the expiration 
of one year, from the annual town meetuig of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five; and, at each annual town meeting held 
thereafter, one such commissioner shall be elected by ballot for 
the term of three years. All the authority granted to the town Authority, etc. 
by this act, except section five, and except as otherwise specially 
provided for, shall be vested in said board of water commis- 
sioners; but said board shall be subject in all respects to such 
instructions, rules and regulations as said town may impose 
by its vote. A majority of said commissioners shall constitute Quorum. 
a quorum for the transaction of business. An^^ vacancy occur- Vacancies, how 
ring in said board may be filled for the remainder of the unex- ^''^'^• 
pired term by the town at any meeting thereafter. 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 tlie vacancy in the manner specified herein. 

Section 7. The land and other property taken or acquired ^° manage, 
under this act shall be managed, improved and controlled by ^ "^ ' '*'^°^®''*^" 
the board of water commissioners in such manner as tliey shall 
deem for the best interest of the town. Said board shall fix To fix water 
just and equitable prices and rates for tlie use of water, and '^^^^' ^^^' 
shall prescribe the time and manner of payment. The income 
of the water works shall be applied to defraying all operating 
expenses, interest charges and payments on the principal as 
they accrue upon any bonds or notes issued under authority 
of this act. If there should be a net surplus remaining after xNet surplus, 
providing for tlie aforesaid charges, it shall be used for such ^'^^ applied. 
new construction as said board may determine upon; and in 
case a surplus should remain after payment for such new con- 
struction the water rates shall be reduced proportionately. 
No money shall be expended in any new construction by said 
board except from a surplus as aforesaid unless the town ap- 
propriates the money therefor. Said board shall annually, and Annual report, 
as often as the town may require, render a report of the con- 
dition of the works under its charge, and an account of its 
receipts and expenditures. 

Section 8. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pollutes Penalty for 
or diverts any of the waters taken or held under this act, or ^j'"^'"^ yf^ter, 
injures any structure, work or other property owned, held or 
used by said town under the authority and for the purposes of 
this act, shall forfeit and pay to said town three times the 
amount of damages assessed therefor, to be recovered in an 
action of tort; and upon conviction of any one of the above 
wilful or wanton acts shall be punished by fine of not more 



12 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 16. 



Two thirds 
vote of voters 
required in 
certain cases. 



Repeal. 



Certain rights 
of town of 
Bridgewater 
not impaired. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



than three hundred dollars or by hnprisonment for not more 
than one year. 

Section 9. No purchase of the franchises, corporate prop- 
erty, rights and privileges of said Bridgewaters Water Company 
and no loan under this act shall be authorized except by a two 
thirds vote of the voters of the town present and voting thereon 
at a town meeting. 

Section 10. So much of chapter one hundred and ninety- 
two of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven as is 
inconsistent herewith is repealed; but nothing herein shall 
impair the right of the town of Bridgewater to purchase the 
franchises, corporate property, rights and privileges of said 
Bridgewaters Water Company on the terms and conditions 
stated in said act, and, in case it shall purchase the franchises, 
corporate property, rights and privileges of said Bridgewaters 
Water Company, to contract with tlie town of East Bridgewater 
for supplying said to"v\Ti with water for the extinguishment of 
fires and for domestic, manufacturing and other purposes upon 
such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon by said 
towns. 

Section 11. This act shall take full effect upon its accept- 
ance by a two thirds vote of the voters of the town of Bridge- 
water present and voting thereon at a town meeting held 
within six months after its passage; but for the purpose of 
being submitted to the voters as aforesaid it shall take effect 
upon its passage. Approved February I4, 1925. 



Chan 16 ^^ ^^'^ relative to surety bonds of officers and em- 
^' ployees of savings banks and co-operative banks. 



G. L. 168, 
% 24, etc., 
amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-four of chapter one hundred 
and sixty-eight of the General Laws, as amended by section 
one of chapter two hundred and sixty-five of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further amended by 
striking out, in the eleventh and twelfth lines, the words "show- 
ing when such bonds expire" and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — of such bonds, — and by striking out, in tlie fifteenth 
and sixteenth lines, the sentence "Said bonded officers shall 
give new bonds at least once in five years", so as to read 
Bonding of as f ollows : — Section 24- Every treasurer, vice treasurer and 
employeMof assistaut treasurer shall give bond to the trustees in such amount 
savings baniis. and with sucli surcty or sureties and conditions as the commis- 
sioner may prescribe, and shall file with the conmiissi6ner an 
attested copy thereof, with a certificate of its custodian that 
the original is in his possession. Such boiuied officer shall 
notify the commissioner of any change thereafter made therein. 
If he fails, within ten days after the date thereof, to file such 
copy, or to notify the commissioner of any such change, he 
shall be liable to a penalty of fifty dollars. The commissioner 
shall keep a record of such bonds, and the changes so notified, 
and, when in his judgment it is necessary for the security of 
the depositors, he shall require a new bond in such amount 



Penalty. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 17. 13 

and with such surety or sureties and conditions as he may 
approve. The trustees may require bonds of such other officers 
or employees and in such amounts as they deem necessary. 
The treasurer, vice treasurer and assistant treasurer, and any Blanket or 
other officers and employees required to give bond, may be *''^'^'^"'® bonds. 
included in one or more blanket or schedule bonds; provided, Proviso, 
that such bonds are approved by the commissioner as to the 
amounts and conditions thereof and as to the sureties thereon. 

Section 2, Section nine of chapter one hundred and p- ^ no, 
seventy of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding at ''*™®° ^ • 
the end thereof the following: — , provided that such treasurer 
and other permanent employees may in the discretion of the 
commissioner be included in one or more schedule or blanket 
bonds, — so as to read as follows : — Section 9. The treasurer Duties of 
shall keep the accounts and have charge of all books and papers ^!^p'^®t^i°J 
necessary therefor, and dispose of and secure the safe keeping banks. 
of all money, securities and property of the corporation, in the 
manner designated by the by-laws, and the treasurer and all Treasurer and 
other permanent employees having access at all times to the gh-ebold.*** 
cash or negotiable securities, shall each give, subject to section 
twenty-four of chapter one hundred and sixty-eight, a bond for 
the faithful performance of their respective duties in such amount 
as the board of directors may require, provided that such treas- Proviso, 
urer and other permanent employees may in the discretion of 
the commissioner be included in one or more schedule or blanket 
bonds. Approved February I4, 1925. 

An Act relative to contracts for the care of under- pr -1 « 

WEIGHT AND UNDERNOURISHED SCHOOL CHILDREN. Lfiap. 1/ 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Paragraph (31) of section five of chapter forty g. l. 4o, §5. 
of the General Laws, inserted by section one of chapter two ^^'^- ^fh ®'''' 
hundred and forty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof 
the words: — or for the care and treatment of underweight and 
undernourished children of school age by contract as provided 
by section sixty-two H of said chapter one hundred and eleven, 
— so that said paragraph (31) will read as follows: — (31) For Appropriations 
the establi-shment and maintenance of children's health camps. !"/ ''"^'f® ^'^A 

•111 • • » • /^'i. ^ 'or 0"i»- 

as provided by sections sixty-two A to sixty-two G, inclusive, dren's iieaith 
of chapter one hundred and eleven or for the care and treat- ca^^^f und'er- 
ment of underweight and undernourished children of school age ^chod'chiid 
by contract as provided by section sixty-two H of said chapter 
one hundred and eleven. 

Section 2. Chapter one hundred and eleven of the General ^' ^ ii'- new 
Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section sixty-two G, r62G?e*tc.^'^ 
inserted by section two of said chapter two hundred and forty- 
eight, the following new section: — Section 62H. A contract Contracts for 
for the care and treatment of children coming within the pro- imderwei'ght, 
visions of section sixty-two A, entered into by the commission ''{C:. /chooi 

, ., , , , ,,, ^ i» -i ^ 1-1 children to be 

on children s health camps ot a city or town which accepts or deemed com- 
has accepted sections sixty-two A to sixty-two G, inclusive, or kws'^rliltile 



14 Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 18, 19. 

to children's \^y ^ commission Oil union children's health camps established 

ea camps. ^^ ^^ ^^ established under sectit)n sixty-two F, with the persons 

having control of any institution approved by the department 

in or near said city or town, shall, while such contract remains 

in force and effective, be deemed satisfactory compliance on 

the part of such city or town or union with the provisions of 

said sections sixty-two A to sixty-two G, inclusive, relative to 

the establishment and maintenance of children's health camps. 

Approval of No such coutract shall become effective until it has been ap- 

contract. proved by the department. Approved February I4, 1925. 

Chav 18 An Act relative to the qualifications for membership 
in the boston retirement system. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

1922, 521, §2, Section 1. Section two of chapter five hundred and twenty- 

amended';*"' one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, as amended 
by section three of chapter three hundred and eighty-one of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby 
further amended by striking out paragraph (b) and inserting 
Definition of in place thereof the following: — (b) "Employee" shall mean 
word "em- g^j^y regular and permanent employee of the city of Boston or 
in Boston couuty of Suffolk (cxccpt tcaclicrs who, on September first, 

retirement act. j^jj^g^gg^ hundred and twenty-three, are employed by the 
city of Boston and are members of the state teachers' retire- 
ment association) whose employment is such as to require that 
his time be devoted to the service of the city or county, or both, 
in each year during one half or more of the ordinary working 
hours of a city employee, or any regular and permanent em- 
ployee of this commonwealth whose compensation is wholly 
paid by the city of Boston or by the county of Suffolk, and 
the working superintendent and his employees of the index 
commissioners of the county of Suffolk. 

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

Approved February 16, 1925. 

Chav. 19 A^ ^^^ FURTHER EXTENDING THE TIME DURING WHICH THE 
cities of LYNN, PEABODY, SALEM AND BEVERLY AND THE 
TOWN OF DANVERS MAY TAKE WATER FROM THE IPSWICH RIVER 
FOR EMERGENCY PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

1919,115 (S), Section 1. Section one of chapter one hundred and fifteen 

am'end'ed. of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen, a^ amended 

by section one of chapter sixty-six of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-two, is hereby further amended by striking 
out, in the eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth lines, the words 
"nineteen hundred and twenty-two, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three and nineteen hundred and twenty-four" and 
inserting in place thereof the words: — nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five, nineteen hiiiKhed and twenty-six and nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-se\en, — so as to read as follows: — 
Lynn, Peabody, SecHon 1. The citics of LyuH, Peabody, Salem and Beverly 

balem, Beverly ./>.;) ^ 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 20, 21. 15 

and the town of Danvers, authorized to take water from the and Danvers 
Ipswich river or its- tributaries during the months from Decern- |horiz^e<f to 
ber to May, inclusive, under the provisions of chapter five hun- I^^^Y^^^w' h 
dred and eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and one and river for 
chapters six hundred and ninety-eight, six hundred and ninety- ^^l^^ 
nine and seven hundred of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirteen, are hereby further authorized, in case of emergenc.y, 
to take water from said river or its tributaries during the months 
from June to November, inchisive, in the years nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-five, nineteen hundred and twenty-six and 
nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, or any of said years, in 
quantities not exceeding those which may be taken from De- 
cember to May, inclusive, as set forth in said acts, whenever, 
in the opinion of the department of public health, the taking 
of water during the months aforesaid in the years mentioned, 
or any of them, is necessary to provide an adequate water 
supply for the cities and town herein mentioned, subject other- 
wise to the remaining pro\isions of said acts. 

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

Approved February 16, 1926. 

An Act validating certain acts and proceedings of the (JJiqjj 20 
toavn of chatham and of its park commissioners. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and eight of the acts of ^^p;jjg^ 
nineteen hundred and twenty-three is hereby amended by 
striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — All acts and proceedings of the town Validation of 
of Chatham and of its board of park commissioners from and and'^proceed- 
after June sixteenth, nineteen hundred and twenty-one, in so '\^^^'^ town of 

, ,. . , , . I'll j» Chatham and 

far as said acts and proceedmgs might be invalid by reason of of its park 
the failure of said town legally to accept sections one to nine, commissioners. 
inclusive, of chapter forty-five of the General Laws or legally 
to elect its board of park commissioners, are hereby confirmed 
and made valid, and said sections are hereby declared to be in 
full force and effect in said town, to the same extent as if the 
same had been accepted by said towTi as then provided in 
section two of said chapter forty-five, and the de facto board of 
park commissioners in said town is hereby declared to have 
been lawfully elected under said sections and to constitute the 
lawful board of park commissioners of said town, with full 
authority to act in said capacity until the election and qualifica- 
tion of their successors as provided in said chapter forty-five. 
Section 2. This act shall take efi"ect upon its passage. 

Approved February 16, 1925. 

An Act authorizing the town of Plymouth to lease a (Jhav. 21 

PART OF THE WHARF AND PUBLIC LANDING IN SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Plymouth may lease such part of Plymouth may 
the wharf and public landing, erected under the provisions of lease part of 



16 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 22, 23, 24. 



chapter one hundred and sixty-two of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-one, as the town may from time to time 
by vote determine. 

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

Approved February 16, 1925. 



ChO.V. 22 ^^ A*^T AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY OF HAMPDEN TO PAY A CER- 
TAIN SUM OF MONEY TO LYDIA M. TANNER FOR SERVICES AS 
ACTING REGISTER OF DEEDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of discharging a moral obliga- 
tion of the county of Hampden, the county commissioners of 
said county may pay to Lydia M. Tanner, who, from the de- 
cease of the register of deeds for said county on May sixteenth, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-three until December nineteenth 
in said year, performed the duties of the office of register of 
deeds, the sum of eleven hundred and ninety-five dollars and 
ninety-nine cents, being the difference in the salary established 
by law for said register and that received by her as assistant 
register during the period between said dates. The said sum 
shall be in addition to any other sums payable to her by said 
county. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance, 
prior to December thirty-first in the current year, by the county 
commissioners of said county. Approved February 16, 1925. 



Hampden 
county may- 
pay certain 
sum of money 
to Lydia M. 
Tanner for 
services as 
acting register 
of deeds. 



Submission to 
county com- 
missioners. 



ChaV. 23 ^^ ^^^ AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY OF BRISTOL TO PENSION 

FRANK ST. JOHN, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Bristol county SECTION 1. The county Commissioners of the county of 
Frank St. John. Bristol shall, forthwith upon their acceptance of this act, retire 
Frank St. John, who has for approximately twenty-five years 
served said county faithfully and efficiently as janitor in the 
county court house at Fall River and may pay him an annual 
pension not exceeding seven hundred and eighty dollars, pay- 
able in equal monthly instalments. 
Submission to SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance, 
missioners. prior to December thirty-first in the current year, by the county 
commissioners of said county. Approved February 16, 1925. 



Chap. 24 An Act authorizing the county of hampden to pension 

OSWIN B. BROCKETT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Hampden SECTION 1. The county commissioners of the countv of 

county may i n » i ■ i i • i. i • "^ 

pen^ionOswin Hampden shall, forthwith upon their acceptance oi tins act, 
retire Oswin B. Brockett, who has for fifty-three years served 
said county faithfully and efiicientl}^ as court messenger and 
may pay him an annual pension not exceeding one thousand 
dollars, payable in equal monthly instalments. 



B. Brockett. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 25, 26. 17 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance, Submission to 
prior to December thirty-first in the current year, by the county mi'^ioners™" 
commissioners of said county. Approved February 16, 1925. 

An Act authorizing the city of lawrence to borrow QJidj) 25 

MONEY for school PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a new ward C'ity of 
one elementary school building and originally equipping and borrow money 
furnishing the same, the city of Lawrence may borrow from p°ur^ses' 
time to time, within a period of five years from the passage of 
this act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the 
aggregate, three hundred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds 
or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, 
Lawrence School Loan, Act of 1925. Each authorized issue Lawrence 
shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in Act'of ms"' 
not more than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue 
shall be authorized under this act unless a sum equal to an 
amount not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue is 
voted for the same purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the 
year when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act 
shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as 
provided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the Gen- 
eral Laws, exclusive of the proviso inserted in section seven of 
said chapter by chapter three hundred and thirty-eight of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 

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

Approved February 16, 1925. 

An Act relative to the poavers of the county commis- fhn^ Ofi 

SIONERS of MIDDLESEX COUNTY, ACTING AS THE WALDEN ^' 

POND STATE RESERVATION COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter four hundred and ninety-nine of the 1922, 490, new 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two is hereby amended section after § 3. 
by inserting after section three the following new section : — 
Section 3 A. Said commission may make rules and regulations Powers of 
for the government and use of the said reservation. The com- ^'''idiesex 

,11 11 , , . , , . county com- 

mission shall cause such rules and regulations to be posted in missioners 

the reservation and shall also cause the same to be published wliden pond 

at least three times in one or more newspapers published in state reserva- 

. , ^ , , . 1 1 !• • 1 11 1 rr' • *i'^'i commis- 

said county, and such posting and publication shall be sufficient sion. 
notice to all persons. The sworn certificate of any one of the 
said commissioners or of their clerk of such posting and pub- 
lishing shall be prima facie evidence thereof. Whoever violates Penalty. 
any rule or regulation made hereunder shall be punished by fine , 
not exceeding twenty dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by the county commissioners of Middlesex county; provided, ^j'^q^^ 
that such acceptance occurs prior to December thirty-first in Provi 
the current year. Approved February 16, 1925. 



com- 
missioners. 



18 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 27, 28, 29, 30. 



Bristol county 
may pension 
Annie M. 
Macdonald. 



Chap. 27 An Act authorizing the county of Bristol to pension 

ANNIE M. MACDONALD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as joUoios: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the county of 
Bristol shall, forthwith upon their acceptance of this act, retire 
Annie M. Macdonald, who has for fifteen years served said 
count}'^ faithfully and efficiently as clerk in the registry of deeds 
for the northern district of said county and ma}^ pay her an 
annual pension not exceeding five hundred and tw^enty dollars, 
payable in equal monthly instalments. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance, 
prior to December thirty-first in the current year, by the county 
commissioners of said county. Approved February 16, 1925. 



Submission to 
county com- 
missioners. 



Chap. 28 An Act relative to the powers of the Massachusetts 

charitable mechanic association. 



Powers of 

Massachusetts 

Charitable 

Mechanic 

Association. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association is hereby 
authorized to hold real and personal estate to the value of four 
million dollars in addition to the amount it is now authorized 
to hold; and the income of the same shall be applied to the 
same purposes specified in the former acts concerning said 
association. Approved February 16, 1925. 



Chap. 29 An Act relative to the counting of the ballots at state 

primaries in towns. 



G. L. 53, I 51, 
amended. 

Countino; of 
ballots at state 
primaries in 
towns. 



In cities. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter fifty- three of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by striking out section fifty-one and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 51. The provisions of section one 
hundred and five of chapter fifty-four authorizing the opening 
of the ballot box at elections in towns, the taking therefrom of 
the ballots and counting thereof, prior to the closing of the 
polls, shall apply to state primaries in towns. No ballots cast 
at a state primary in cities shall be counted until the close of the 
polls. Approved February 16, 1925. 



Chap. 30 An Act providing for the payment of extraordinary 

COURT costs by THE COUNTY OF BERKSHIRE. , 



Payment of 
extraordinary 
court costs by 
Berkshire 
county. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of fifteen thousand dollars is hereby 
appropriated for the county of Berkshire to be expended in the 
payment of criminal costs in the superior court of said county 
for the year nineteen hundred and twenty-four and prior years, 
and the county commissioncTS of said county are hereby author- 
ized to levy, in the manner provided by law, for said purpose 
the said sum of fifteen thousand dollars as a part of the county 
tax of said county for the current year; and any unexpended 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 31, 32, 33. 19, 

balance of said appropriation remaining on December thirty- 
first in the current year shall become a part of the general 
unappropriated balance in the county treasury in the same 
manner as unexpended balances of annual appropriations. 

Section 2. The county commissioners of said county may County oom- 
borrow in anticipation of, and to be repaid from, the county borroTin^ "''^ 
tax of the current year, said sum of fifteen thousand dollars in anticipation of 

, ,. . , 1 • 1 • 1 • • 1 • 1 county tax, etc. 

addition to the sum which said commissioners are authorized 
under section thirty-seven of chapter thirty-five of the General 
Laws to borrow in the current year; said additional loan to be 
in all other respects subject to the provisions of said section 
thirty-seven. 

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

Approved February 17, 1926. 



An Act relative to parks and playgrounds in the city (Jhnqj 31 
OF somerville. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotvs: 

Section 1. The city council of the city of Somerville shall fo^^n 'ma *^'*^ 
have the powers and authority given a board of park com- take, etc., land 
missioners under the provisions of section three of chapter '"'"p^''''^- 
forty-five of the General Laws. 

Section 2. The cit}' council of said cit\^ may exercise the May acquire 
powers relative to acquiring land and buildings and leasing the piay^^ouilds,'^ 
same and constructing buildings as set forth in section fourteen ^^'^■ 
of said chapter fort}-five. 

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

Approved February 17, 1925. 



An Act authorizing the town of merrimac to appropriate (Jhnqj 30 

MONEY IN ADVANCE FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE FIFTIETH 
anniversary OF ITS INCORPORATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L The town of Merrimac at its annual town meet- Town of 
ing in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-fi^•e may appropri- ap'propHate'^^ 
ate money for the celebration, in the year nineteen hundred advance^for 
and twenty-six, of the fiftieth anniversary of its incorporation anniversary 

. 1,1 . . 1 111 celebration. 

as a town, and the money so appropriated may be expended 
for said purpose in the years nineteen hundred and twenty-five 
and nineteen hundred and twenty-six. 

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

Approved February 17, 1925. 



An Act dispensing with the vote at city and town elec- Chny 33 

TIONS ON THE QUESTION OF GRANTING LIQUOR LICENSES FOR 
SUCH PERIOD AS SALES THEREUNDER WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. 

Whereas, It is desirable that this act should take immediate Emergency 
effect in order to enable towns at their current town meetings p'"®^™'''''- 



20 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 34. 



G. L. 138, new 
section after 

Ill- 
Vote at munic- 
ipal elections 
on question of 
granting liquor 
licenses 
dispensed 
with, etc. 



to benefit by its provisions, therefore it is hereby declared to 
be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation 
of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and thirty-eight of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by inserting after section eleven the follow- 
ing new section: — Section 11 A. So much of the preceding 
section or of any other provision of law as requires the alder- 
men of a city or the selectmen of a town to insert in the war- 
rant for a city election or town meeting an article providing 
for a vote upon the question of granting licenses for the sale 
of certain non-intoxicating beverages, or as requires a vote 
upon said question and returns thereof to the state secretary, 
and section nineteen of chapter thirty-nine and so much of 
any other provision of law as imposes any duty upon any 
public officer by reason of said vote shall cease to be in effect 
during such period as the sale of certain non-intoxicating 
beverages shall be in violation of federal law. 

Approved February 17, 1925. 



\ 



ChaV 34 ^^ "^^^ RELATIVE TO THE SETTLEMENT OF SOLDIERS AND THEIR 
^' DEPENDENTS. 



G. L. 116, §5, 
etc., amended. 



Settlement of 
paupers, 
continuance, 
loss, etc. 



Time in insti- 
tutions not 
counted, etc. 



Settlement of 
soldiers and 
their de- 
pendents. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section five of chapter one hundred and sixteen of the Gen- 
eral Laws, as amended by chapter four hundred and seventy- 
nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby 
further amended by striking out the comma after the word 
"settlement" in the fourteenth line and by inserting after the 
word "sixteen" in the fifteenth line the words: — , or any 
settlement subsequently acquired, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 5. Each settlement existing on August twelfth, nine- 
teen hundred and eleven, shall continue in force until changed 
or defeated under this chapter, but from and after said date 
failure for five consecutive years by a person, after reaching 
the age of twenty-one, to reside in a town where he had a 
settlement shall defeat such settlement. The time during 
which a person shall be an inmate of any almshouse, jail, prison, 
or other public or state institution, within the commonwealth 
or in any manner under its care and direction, or that of an officer 
thereof, or of a soldiers' or sailors' home whether witljin or 
without the commonwealth, shall not be counted in computing 
the time either for acquiring or for losing a settlement, except 
as provided in section two. The settlement existing on August 
twelfth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, or any settlement 
subsequently acquired, of a soldier and his dependent eligible 
to receive military aid and soldiers' relief under existing laws 
shall be and continue in force while said soldier or dependent 
actually resides in the commonwealth and until a new settle- 
ment is gained in another town in the manner heretofore pre- 
scribed. Approved February 17, 1925. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 35, 36, 37. 21 



An Act authorizing the planning board of the city of (JJiq^^ 35 
newton upon vote of its board of aldermen to act as "* 

its board of survey. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The planning board of the city of Newton maj' be author- Planning 
ized by vote of the board of aldermen of said city to act as the orwewton^Js 
board of survey therein and when so authorized shall be vested '^°^'''i °f 

• • • sur\'Gy . 

with all the powers and duties of boards of survey- in cities 
conferred or imposed by general law. 

Approved February 17, 1925. 

An Act relative to the placing upon the official ballot (JJiqj) 3g 

OF NAMES OF CERTAIN CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELEC- 
TORS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section forty-three of chapter fifty-four of the General Laws G. l. 54, §43. 
is hereby amended by striking out, in the eighth line, the words ''"^'^" * 
"of one" and by striking out, in the same line, the word "each" 
and inserting in place thereof the words : — the first, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 43. The names of candidates for Presidential 
presidential electors shall be arranged in groups as presented aiTa^ngement 
in the several certificates of nomination or nomination papers. o"k>aiiotof 
The groups shall be arranged in the alphabetical order of the didates, etc. 
surnames of the candidates for president, and the names of the 
candidates in each group shall be printed upon the ballots in 
two columns of equal width. If candidates are nominated at 
large and for the several congressional districts, the name and 
place of residence of the candidates at large shall be put at the 
head of the first column, and the names of the other candidates 
with their places of residence and the numbers of their con- 
gressional districts shall follow in the numerical order of the 
districts. The surnames of the candidates of each political 
party for the offices of president and vice president, with the 
political designation thereof at the right of the surnames, shall 
be placed in one line above the group of canditlates of such 
party for electors. A sufficient square in which each voter 
may designate by a cross (X) his choice for electors shall be 
left at the right of each political designation; and no other 
space or margin shall be left in any such group of candidates. 

Approved February 17, 1925. 

An Act relative to the fixing of the date of the annual Chap. 37 

MEETING OF THE MASSACHUSETTS CONGREGATIONAL CHAR- 
ITABLE SOCIETY AND THE NUMBER OF ITS STATED GENERAL 
MEETINGS AND TO CERTAIN DUTIES OF ITS TREASURER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Massachusetts Congregational Charitable Massachusetts 
Society may fix the date of its annual meeting and may deter- cbafit1fbie°"'*' 
mine the number of its stated general meetings to be held in Society, meet- 



22 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 38, 39. 



ings, duties of 
treasurer, etc. 



Inconsistent 

provisions 

repealed. 



Time of 
taking effect. 



each year; and the treasurer shall not be required to exhibit 
a particular account of its stock and disbursements at any 
stated general meeting except the annual meeting unless re- 
quested to do so by a vote of the society. 

Section 2. Anything in the charter of said society, incor- 
porated by chapter seventy-seven of the acts of seventeen 
hundred and eighty-five, an act approved March twenty- 
fourth, seventeen hundred and eighty-six, which is inconsistent 
with section one, is hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect, subject to the pro- 
visions of the constitution, upon its acceptance by vote of said 
society. Approved February 17, 1925. 



Chav, 38 An Act kelative to allowances for traveling expenses 

OF JUSTICES, special JUSTICES, CLERKS AND ASSISTANT CLERKS 
OF DISTRICT COURTS IN CERTAIN CASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and eighteen of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out section eighty-one and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following : — Section 81 . If sessions of 
a district court are held in more than one town in its district, 
the county commissioners of the county in which such district 
lies shall designate in which town the clerk's main office shall 
be established, and the justice, special justices, clerk and assist- 
ant clerks of such court shall each be allowed by the county 
their traveling expenses necessarily incurred in connection 
with holding sessions of said court outside of the town in which 
the clerk's main office is so established, which expenses shall 
be subject to the approval of said county commissioners. 

Approved February 17, 1925. 



G. L. 218, § 81, 
amended. 

Allowances for 
traveling ex- 
penses of jus- 
tices, etc., of 
district courts 
in tertain cases. 



Chap. 



1924, 410, § 3, 
amended. 



New division 
of city of 
Boston into 
ward.s to take 
effect as of 
January 1, 
1925 for all 
purposes, 
except, etc. 



Lists by 
Boston listing 
board in 1920, 



39 An Act authorizing the use of the ward lines established 
in the city of boston in nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four for the purposes of the city election and the 
assessing of taxes in said city in the current year. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter four hundred and ten of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four is hereby amended by 
striking out section three and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 3. The division of said city into wards 
by said commission in pursuance of the provisions of this act 
shall take effect as of January first, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five for all purposes except for any special primary or 
special election to fill a vacancy in the office of representative 
in congress or of state senator or representative held prior to 
the biennial state primary of nineteen hundred and twenty -six; 
and for the purpose of such special primaries and elections, if 
any are ordered, the wards as existing previous to the redi- 
vision provided for herein shall continue. 

Section 2. In the year nineteen hundred and twenty -five, 
the lists of persons twenty years of age or upwards, other than 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 40, 41. 23 

paupers in public institutions, residing in the city of Boston, arrangement, 
required by law to be made each year by the listing board of 
the city of Boston, shall be arranged by wards, as established 
pursuant to the provisions of said chapter four hundred and 
ten and by streets, but not by voting precincts. The pro- inconsistent 
visions of chapter one hundred and fourteen of the acts of J'epJaied"^ 
nineteen hundred and twenty-one and of any other acts or 
parts of acts, in so far as they are in conflict or inconsistent 
with the provisions of this section, are hereby repealed. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved Fchniary 19, 1925. 

An Act relative to the appointment of assistant assessors CJiqj) aq 

OF THE city of SPRINGFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter one hundred and t\\enty- isrs, i26, § 2, 
six of the acts of eighteen hundred and seven t^'-three, as amended ^^'^" '*™^"'^®'^- 
by section one of chapter eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and seven, is hereby further amended by striking out, in 
the tenth and eleventh lines, the words "Said council shall at 
the same times and in the same manner, elect" and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Said assessors shall, before 
the first day of March in each year, appoint, — and b}' striking 
out, in the fourteenth and fifteenth lines, the word "election" 
and inserting in place thereof the word: — appointment, — so 
as to read as follows : — Section 2. The city council of the Assessors of 
city of Springfield, shall within two months after the passage fieidrciecrionT 
of this act, elect by ballot in joint convention, three assessors, terms, etc. 
one to hold office for three years, one for two years, and one 
for one year from the first day of April of the year eighteen 
hundred and seventy-three; and shall thereafter annually, 
within sixty days after the organization of the council, elect in 
like manner one assessor to hold office for the term of three 
years from the first day of April in the year of such election. 
Said assessors shall, before the first day of March in each year. Assistant asses- 
appoint such number of assistant assessors as said council ment'^erc"'"*" 
may from time to time by ordinance prescribe, who shall hold 
office for the term of one year from the first day of April in the 
year of their appointment, and shall assist the assessors in 
doing their duties, in such manner and with such compensation 
as shall be prescribed by ordinance of the city council. 

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

Approved February 19, 1925. 

An Act establishing the number and terms of office of nh^.^ 41 
the engineers of the fire department of the town of ^' 

marblehead. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter three hundred and fifteen of the acts 1924, 315, § 1, 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-four is hereby amended by ''*'"^"'ie'i- 
striking out section one and inserting in place thereof the fol- 



24 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 42. 



office, etc. 



Engineers of lowmg: — SecHon 1. Section one of chapter three of the acts 
fire'^depart- of eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, as amended by section 
^rms o^™'^*^'^' ^"^ °^ chapter fifty of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty 
and by section one of chapter six hundred and two of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and eight, is hereby further amended, so 
that the number of engineers of the fire department provided 
to be chosen by the inhabitants of the town of Marblehead 
shall be three instead of five. At the annual town meeting 
in nineteen hundred and twenty-five, three engineers shall be 
elected, one for three years, one for two years and one for one 
year, and at each succeeding town meeting one engineer shall 
be elected for three years. Vacancies shall be filled for the 
unexpired term at the next annual town meeting. 

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

Approved February 19, 1925. 



Vacancies 



G. L. 94, § 189, 
amended. 



Analyses or 
tests of 
samples of 
food or drujis 
to determine 
question of 
adulteration or 
misbranding. 



ChCLV. 42 *^^ -^^'^' RELATIVE TO ANALYSES OR TESTS OF SAMPLES OF FOOD 
OR DRUGS TO DETERMINE THE QUESTION OF ADULTERATION OR 
MISBRANDING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section one hundred and eighty-nine of chapter ninety-four 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
eleventh line, the word "findings" and inserting in place thereof 
the words: — results of such analysis or test, • — and by striking 
out, in the thirty -second line, the words "as provided" and 
inserting in place thereof the words: — if and as required, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section ISO. Examination of samples 
of food and drugs in order to determine by analysis or test 
whether such articles are adulterated or misbranded within the 
meaning of sections one hundred and eighty-six to one hun- 
dred and ninety -five, inclusive, shall be made under the direction 
and supervision of the department or board taking such samples 
as provided in the preceding section; and if it shall appear from 
such examination that any of the samples are so adulterated or 
misbranded, the commissioner of public health or the local 
board of health need not cause formal complaint to be entered 
at once, but shall in the case of misbranding, and may in the 
case of adulteration, cause reasonable notice thereof, together 
with a copy of the results of such analysis or test, to be given 
to the party from whom the sample was obtained, to the 
guarantor, if any, and to the party, if any, whose name appears 
upon the label as manufacturer, packer, producer, wholesaler, 
retailer or other dealer. Before any formal complaint is en- 
tered, any person so notified shall be given an opportunity to 
be heard before any person designated by the commissioner of 
public health or local board of health taking the sample, under 
such rules and regulations as the department of public health 
prescribes. Such notice shall specify the date, hour and place 
of hearing, and the parties interested therein may appear in 
person or by attorney. If it is decided that the party whose 
name appears upon the label, or the guarantor, shall be notified, 
and such party or guarantor resides without the common- 



Notice to 

parties, etc. 



Hearing. 



Notice to 
non-residents. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 43, 44, 45. 25 

wealth, the notice shall be sent by mail to such address as, 

with due diligence, may be obtained. If after such opportunity Formal com- 

to be heard it appears that any provision of sections one hun- co,a%ctc. 

dred and eighty-six to one hundred and ninety-five, inclusive, 

has been violated, the department of public health or local 

board of health may make or authorize to be made a formal 

complaint to a court or justice having jurisdiction in such cases, 

but no evidence of the result of such analysis or test shall be Evidence of 

received if the agent described in the preceding section has a^f"iys^^^ etc 

refused or neglected to seal and deliver the sample, or part j^ ''^n "oi ^ 

thereof, if and as required in the preceding section. 

Approved February 19, 1925. 

An Act relative to changes in salaries of city officers Chav. 43 
OR heads of departments in the city of chicopee. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section sixty of chapter two hundred and thirty-nine of the i897, 239, § 60, 
acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven is hereby amended 
by striking out all after the word "until" in the fifth line and 
inserting in place thereof the words : — an appropriation therefor 
has been made, — so as to read as follows : — Section 00. All ^ty officers 
salaries of city officers or heads of departments shall, except as or heads of 
is herein otherwise provided, be established by ordinance by in chicopee, 
the board of aldermen, but no ordinance changing any such changes''etc°*' 
salary shall take effect until an appropriation therefor has been 
made. Approved February 19, 1925. 

An Act relative to the term of office of the city col- (Jhdjy aa 
lector of the city of chicopee. ' ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. After January first, nineteen hundred and T-^rm of office 

01 City collector 

twenty-six, the city collector of the city of Chicopee shall be of chicopee. 
elected, in the same manner as now provided by law, for terms 
of three years. 

Section 2. So much of chapter two hundred and thirty- inconsistent 
nine of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven and any fepeXd"^ 
act in amendment thereof or in addition thereto, as is incon- 
sistent herewith, is hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by Submission to 
vote of the board of aldermen of the city of Chicopee, subject men, etc.** 
to the provisions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance Proviso. 
occurs prior to December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved February 19, 1925. 

An Act changing the date of the biennial municipal Qhav. 45 

ELECTION IN THE CITY OF LYNN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1. The biennial municipal election in the city of D-'teofbien- 

_ . , . , '^ 1111 '"^' municipal 

Lynn m the current year and m every odd-numbered year election in 

Lynn. 



26 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 46, 47, 48. 



Submission 
to city coun- 
cil, etc. 
Proviso. 



thereafter shall take place on the Tuesday next after the first 
Monday of November. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by 
vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provisions of 
its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs before Sep- 
tember first in the current year. Approved February 19, 1925. 



Chop. 40 An Act relative to the tenure of office of the chief of 

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWN OF WAKEFIELD. 



Tenure of office 
of chief of 
Wakefield fire 
department. 



Proviso. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The present chief of the fire department of the 
town of Wakefield and the future incumbents of said office shall 
hold office continuously during good behavior unless incapaci- 
tated by physical or mental disability to perform the duties of 
said office; provided, that the selectmen of said town may, for 
just cause and for reasons specifically assigned by said select- 
men, remove any such chief, first giving him notice of the in- 
tended removal and a copy of such reasons and allowing him 
two weeks to answer them in writing. A copy of the reasons, 
notice and answer, if any, and of the order of removal shall be 
filed with the town clerk. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority of the voters voting thereon at a town meeting of 
said town held not later than December thirty-first in the 
current year. Approved February 19, 1925. 



Chap. 47 An Act relative to the granting of limited employment 

certificates. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eighty-eight of chapter one hundred and forty-nine 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
nineteenth line, the words "on days" and inserting in place 
thereof the words : — during hours, • — so that the second para- 
graph will read as follows: — No such school record shall be 
issued or accepted and no employment certificate granted unless 
the child possesses the educational qualifications described in 
section one of chapter seventy-six; provided, that a child over 
fourteen who does not possess such qualifications may be 
granted a limited employment certificate good only during 
hours when school is not in session. 

Approved February 19, 1925. 



G. L. 149, § 88, 
amended. 



Granting of 
limited em- 
ployment cer- 
tificates, etc. 



Proviso. 



Chap. 48 An Act authorizing the county commissioners of the 

county of NORFOLK TO APPROVE CERTAIN CLAIMS FOR TRAV- 
ELING EXPENSES OF THE JUSTICE AND CLERK OF THE DISTRICT 
COURT OF WESTERN NORFOLK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The county commissioners of the county of Norfolk are hereby 
authorized to approve for payment certain claims for traveling 
expenses of the justice and clerk of the district court of western 



Norfolk county 
commissioners 
may approve 
certain claims 
for traveling 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 49, 50. 27 

Norfolk arising under section eighty-one of chapter two hun- expenses of 
dred and eighteen of the General Laws, the same to be charged derk'ordistrict 
to the item for salaries and expenses for district courts for ^""^^"^ 
Norfolk county in the regular county appropriation act of nine- Norfolk. 
teen hundred and twenty-five. Approved February 19, 1925. 

An Act relative to the corporate purpose.s and powers (Jhn/n 40 

OF the LOWELL GENERAL HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The purposes of The Lowell General Hospital, ThGTow*?! 
incorporated under general law, shall be to establish and main- General 
tain a general hospital for sick or disabled persons. Hospital. 

Section 2. Said corporation may hold real and personal ^^^^ ^°^^ ""eai 
estate to an amount not exceeding four million dollars, anything estate, etc. 
in the laws of the commonwealth to the contrary notwith- 
standing. Approved February 19, 1925. 

An Act to incorporate the city of framingham. Chav 50 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The inhabitants of the town of Framingham shall ^'*y ?f 
continue to be a body corporate and politic under the name of incorporated. 
the City of Framingham, and as such shall hav^e, exercise and 
enjoy all the rights, immunities, powers and pri\'ileges, and 
shall be subject to all the duties, liabilities and obligations 
provided for herein or by statute, or otherwise pertaining to 
cities as municipal corporations. 

Section 2. Upon the acceptance of this act, the selectmen Division into 
of the town then in office shall forthwith divide the territory of ''"""''^' ^*''- 
the town into six wards, so that the wards will contain, as 
nearly as may be consistent with well defined limits, an equal 
number of voters, and they shall designate the wards by num- 
bers. The number of wards may, in any year fixed by law for a 
new division of wards in cities, be changed by vote of the city 
council, with the assent of the mayor; but the number of wards 
shall not be less than six. 

The selectmen, for the purposes of the first preliminary First preiimi- 
election and the first regular city election after the acceptance "nnuardoc- 
of this act, shall provide suitable polling places and give notice ^^^^^'^- polling 
thereof, and shall at least ten days before said preliminary officers, etc' 
election appoint all proper election officers therefor and for 
said regular city election; and they shall in general for said 
purposes have the powers and perform the duties of the board 
of aldermen in cities under general law, the provisions of which, 
so far as may be applicable, shall apply to said elections; and duties of 
the town clerk for said purposes shall perform the duties therein 
and herein assigned to the city clerk. The registrars shall Lists of 
cause to be prepared and published, according to law, lists of ^° "^' 
qualified voters in each of the wards established by the selectmen. 

Section 3. The selectmen shall notify the persons elected First meeting 

I •in 1 . 1. 1111.1 o' ii'iyor 

at the said nrst regular city election and shall provide and ap- and council. 
point a place for the first meeting of the mayor and council on 



28 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 50. 



First meeting 
of school 
committee. 



Mayor, election, 
term, etc. 



City council, 
election, 
terms, etc. 



Appointments 
by mayor. 



the first Monday in January, next ensuing; and shall, by written 
notice, left at their respective places of residence at least 
twenty-four hours prior to such meeting, notify the mayor 
elect and the councilmen elect, who shall immediately proceed 
to organize and to carry into effect the provisions of this act, 
which shall thereupon have full force and effect. The select- 
men shall, in like manner, appoint a place and time for the 
first meeting of the school committee, and shall notify the 
members thereof. 

Section 4. There shall be a mayor, elected by and from the 
qualified voters of the city, who shall be the chief executive 
officer of the city. He shall hold office for the term of two 
years from the first Monday in January following his election 
and until his successor is elected and qualified. 

Section 5. The legislative powers of the city shall be vested 
in a city council. The city council shall be composed of not 
less than nine members, of whom one shall be elected from each 
ward by and from the qualified voters of that ward, and the 
remaining members shall be elected at large by and from the 
qualified voters of the city. All members of the city council 
shall hold office for terms of two years from the first Monday 
in January following their election and until their successors 
are elected and qualified. One of the members of the city 
council shall be elected by it as its president. 

Section 6. All heads of departments and members of mu- 
nicipal boards, except members of the school committee, the 
city clerk, officers whose election is provided for by law and 
officials appointed by the governor, shall be appointed by the 
mayor, without confirmation by the city council. 

Section 7. In making his appointments the mayor shall 
sign and file with the city clerk a certificate in the following 
form : 



Certificates of 
appointment. 



certificate of appointment. 

I appoint (name of appointee) to the position of (name of 
office), and I certify that in my opinion he is a recognized ex- 
pert in the work which will devolve upon him, and that I make 
the appointment solely in the interest of the city. 

Mayor, 
or the following form, as the case may be: 



certificate of appointment. 

T appoint (name of appointee) to the position of (name of 
office), and I certify that in my opinion he is a person specially 
fitted by education, training or experience to perform the 
duties of said office, and that 1 make the appointment solely in 
the interest of the city. 

Mayor. 



Removal of 
certain officials. 



Section 8. The mayor may remove any head of a depart- 
ment or member of a board by filing a written statement with 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 50. 29 

the city clerk setting forth in detail the specific reasons for such 
removal, a copy of which shall be delivered or mailed to the 
person thus removed, who may make a reply in writing, which 
reply, if he desires, may be filed with the city clerk; but such 
reply shall not aflFect the action taken unless the mayor so de- 
termines. The provisions of this section shall not apply to Exemptions, 
members of the school committee, to the city clerk, to officers 
whose election is provided for by law or to officials appointed 
by the governor. 

Section 9. The city clerk shall be elected by the city coun- city clerk. 
cil for terms of three years and may be removed at any time election, etc 
by a two thirds vote of the city council. 

Section 10. Until superseded under the provisions of this Organization 
act or by action of the citj' council, the organization of the powMs^riS^"**' 
executive and administrative departments, and the powers and duties of 
duties of the officers and employees of said town, shall remain employees, etc. 
as constituted at the time when this act takes full effect as pro- 
vided in section tliree, but the city council may from time to time 
by ordinance, subject to the provisions of this act and in ac- 
cordance with general law, reorganize, consolidate or abolish 
departments, in whole or in part; may transfer the duties, 
powers and appropriations of one department to another, in 
whole or in part; may establish new departments; and may 
increase, reduce, establish or abolish salaries of heads of de- 
partments or members of boards. Nothing in this section shall No confli^ct 
authorize any action in conflict with the civil service laws and service laws, 
the rules and regulations made thereunder. ®*''- 

Section 11. The mayor shall receive for his services such Mayor, salary. 
salary as the city council by ordinance shall determine, not 
exceeding five thousand dollars a year, and he shall receive no 
other compensation from the city. His salary shall not be in- 
creased or diminished during the term for which he is elected. 

The council may, by a two thirds vote of all its members. Council, 
taken by call of the yeas and nays, establish a salary for its s=*'*"es. 
members not exceeding two hundred dollars each year. Such 
salary may be reduced, but no increase therein shall be made 
to take effect during the year in which the increase is voted. 

Section 12. On the third Tuesday preceding every regular Preliminary 
and special city election at which an}' officer mentioned in this nominations, 
act is to be elected, there shall be held a preliminary election fiate, etc. 
for the purpose of nominating candidates for such offices as, 
under the provisions of this act, are to be filled at such election. 
Voters qualified to vote at a regular city election shall be quali- 
fied to vote at a preliminary election. No special election for 
mayor or any other officer shall be held until after the expira- 
tion of fort}- days from the calling of the preliminary election. 

Section 13. Any person who is qualified to vote for a what names 
candidate for any office mentioned in this act, and who is a onofficiai*^'^ 
candidate for nomination for that office, may have his name as ballots, 
such candidate printed on the official ballot to be used at a pre- 
liminary election; provided that at least ten days prior to the Proviso, 
preliminary election, he shall file with the city clerk a state- 
ment in writing of his candidacy, and with it the petition of at 



30 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 50. 



least fifty voters of the city, qualified to vote for a candidate 
for the said office. Said statement and petition shall be in sub- 
stantially the following form: 



Form of state- 
ment of 
candidate. 



STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE. 

I, ( ), on oath declare that I reside at (number if 

any) on (name of street) in the city of Framingham ; that I am 
a voter therein, qualified to vote for a candidate for the herein- 
after mentioned office; that I am a candidate for nomination 
for the office of (state the office) for (state the term) to be voted 
for at the preliminary election for nominations to be held on 
Tuesday, the day of , nineteen hundred 

and , and I request that my name be printed as such 

candidate on the official ballots to be used at said preliminary 
election. 

(Signed) 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Subscribed and sworn to this 



nineteen hundred and 



My commission expires 



Middlesex, ss. 
day of 



, before me, 
(Signed) 

Justice of the Peace 
(or Notary Public) 



Form of peti- 
tion accom- 
panying state- 
ment of 
candidate. 



Acceptance 
and oath not 
necessary. 



Names, etc., of 
candidates, 
posting, etc. 



Printing of 
ballots. 



PETITION ACCOMPANYING STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE. 

Whereas (name of candidate) is a candidate for nomination 
for the office of (state the office) for (state the term), we the 
undersigned, voters of the city of Framingham, duly qualified 
to vote for a candidate for said office, do hereby request that 
the name of said (name of candidate) as a candidate for nomi- 
nation for said office be printed on the official ballots to be used 
at the preliminary election to be held on the Tuesday 

of , nineteen hundred and . We further 

state that we believe him to be of good moral character and 
qualified to perform the duties of the office. 

No acceptance by a candidate for nomination named in the 
said petition shall be necessary for its validity or for its filing, 
and the petition need not be sworn to. The petition may be 
on one or more papers. 

Section 14. On the first day, not being Sunday or a legal 
holiday, following the expiration of the time for filing the above- 
described statements and petitions, the city clerk shall post in 
a conspicuous place in the city hall the names and residences of 
the candidates for nomination who have duly filed the above- 
mentioned statements and petitions, as they are to appear on 
the official ballots to be used at the preliminary election, except 
as to the order of the names, and shall cause the ballots to be 
printed, and the ballots so prepared shall be the official ballots 
and the only ballots used at the preliminary election. They 
shall be headed as follows : 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 50. 31 



OFFICIAL PRELIMINARY BALLOT. 

Candidates for nomination for the offices of ( ) in official preiimi- 

the city of Franiinghani at a preliminary election to be held on heading""*' 
the day of , in the year nineteen hundred 

and . (The heading shall be varied in accordance 

with the office for which nominations are to be made.) 

Section 15. The name of each person, and of none other, ^\'^^^°° 
who has filed a statement and accompanying petition as afore- order,' etc. 
said with his residence and the title and term of the office for 
which he is a candidate for nomination, shall be printed on 
said ballots under the designation of said office in the order in 
which they may be drawn by the city clerk, whose duty it 
shall be to make such drawing and to give each candidate an 
opportunity to be present in person or by one representative. 
Blank spaces shall be left at the end of each list of candidates Blank spaces 
for nomination for the different offices equal to the number to i,'^nots!etc!' 
be nominated therefor, in which the voter may insert the 
name of any person not printed on the ballot for whom he de- 
sires to vote for nomination for such office. There shall be 
printed on said ballots such directions as will aid the voter, to 
wit: "vote for one", "vote for two", and the like. 

Section 16. No ballot used at any preliminary, special or Party or 
regular city election shall have printed thereon any party or designations, 
other political designation or mark, and there shall not be ap- ^'*' • prohibited, 
pended to the name of any candidate any such party or other 
political designation or mark, or anything showing how he was 
nominated, or indicating his views or opinions. 

Section 17. The election officers shall, immediately upon Counting of 
the closing of the polls at preliminary elections, count the return of" votes. 
ballots and ascertain the number of votes cast in the voting 
places where they officiate for each person for nomination for 
each office, and shall forthwith make return thereof to the city 
clerk upon blanks to be furnished as in regular city elections. 

Section 18. On the first day, not being Sunday or a legal p^lbi'ic^tion'^ 
holiday, following the preliminary election, the city clerk shall "f returns. 
canvass the returns received from the election officers, and shall 
forthwith determine the result of the canvass and publish the 
same in one or more newspapers published in the city, and shall 
post the same in a conspicuous place in the city hall. 

Section 19. The two persons receiving at a preliminary Nominations, 
election the highest and second highest niunber of votes, re- mTned^ '^^' 
spectively, for any office shall be the candidates and the only 
candidates for that office whose names shall be printed on the 
official ballots to be used at the succeeding regular or special 
city election. If two or more persons are to be elected to the 
same office at such regular or special city election, the several 
persons, to a number equal to twice the number so to be elected 
to such office, receiving the highest number of votes for nomi- 
nation for that office, or all such persons if less than twice the 
number of tlio.se so to be elected, shall be candidates, and except 
as otherwise provided herein the only candidates, for that office 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 50. 



Candidates' 
names to be 
printed on 
ballots, etc. 

Tie vote. 



When insuf- 
ficient number 
of statements 
have been 
filed, candi- 
dates filing 
statements to 
be deemed 
to have been 
nominated, etc. 



Candidates 
in any ward, 
when deemed 
to have been 
nominated, etc. 



Preliminary 
elections, when 
not to be held. 



Acceptance of 
nomination 
unnecessary. 
City election, 
date, etc. 



Mayor and 
council, when 
to be sworn, 
etc. 



whose names shall be printed on the official ballots to be used 
at such regular or special city election. 

The names shall be printed on the ballots under the designa- 
tion of the respective offices for which they are candidates in 
the order in which they may be drawn by the city clerk, as 
provided in section fifteen. In case two or more persons should 
receive an equal number of votes for the same office at any 
preliminary election held under this act and one of such per- 
sons would otherwise be entitled to have his name upon the 
official ballot then the names of all such persons shall be placed 
on the ballot. 

Section 20. If at the expiration of the time for filing state- 
ments of candidates to be voted for at any preliminary election 
not more than twice as many such statements have been filed 
with the city clerk for the office of mayor, councillor at large, 
or school committee as there are candidates to be elected to 
said offices respectively, the candidates whose statements have 
thus been filed shall be deemed to have been nominated to 
said offices respectively, and their names shall be used at such 
regular or special city election, and the city clerk shall not 
print said names upon the ballot to be used at said preliminary 
election, and no other nomination to said offices shall be made. 
And if in any ward, at the expiration of the time for filing state- 
ments of candidates to be voted for at any preliminary elec- 
tion, not more than twice as many such statements have been 
filed with the city clerk for the office of councillor from such 
ward as are to be elected, the candidates whose statements 
have thus been filed shall be deemed to have been nominated, 
and their names shall be printed on the official ballot to be used 
at such regular or special city election, and the city clerk shall 
not print said names upon the ballot to be used at said pre- 
liminary election, and no other nominations to said offices shall 
be made. And if it shall appear that no names are to be printed 
upon the official ballot to be used at any preliminary election, 
in any ward or wards of the city, no preliminary' election shall 
be held in such ward or wards. 

Section 21. No acceptance of a nomination made at a pre- 
liminary election shall be necessary for its validity. 

Section 22. The first regular city election shall take place 
on the Tuesday next following the first Monday of November 
following the acceptance of this act, and thereafter the regular 
city election shall take place biennially in ever}' odd-numbered 
year on the Tuesday next following the first Monday of No- 
vember, and the municipal year shall begin and ejid en the 
first Monday of January in each year. 

Section 23. On the first Monday in January after each 
biennial city election the mayor-elect and the councillors-elect 
shall meet and be sworn to the faithful discharge of their 
duties. The oath may be administered by the city clerk or by 
any justice of the peace, and a certificate that the oath has 
been taken shall be entered on the journal of the city council. 
At any meeting thereafter the oath may be administered, in 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 50. 33 

the presence of the city council, to the mayor, or to any coun- 
cillor absent from the meeting on said first Monday in January. 

Section 24. Except as provided in this section, the legis- Legislative 
lative powers of the city council may be exercised as provided 1?°^^^,^ ?i ^'^ 
by ordinance or rule adopted by it. 

1. Except as otherwise provided in this act, every member Voting powers, 
of the council shall have the right to vote on any question *5"'^™'^' ^'^<=- 
coming before it. A majority of the council shall constitute a 
quorum, and the affirmative vote of a majority of all the mem- 
bers of the council shall be necessary to adopt any motion, 
resolution or ordinance. 

2. The city council shall, from time to time, establish rules Rules, meet- 
for its proceedings. Regular and special meetings of the coun- "^ss, etc. 
cil shall be held at a time and place fixed by ordinance. All 
legislative sessions shall be open to the public, and every mat- 
ter coming before the council for action shall be put to vote, 

the result of which shall be duly recorded. A full and accurate 
journal of the proceedings of the council shall be kept, and 
shall be open to the inspection of any registered voter of the 
city. 

3. The city clerk shall have such powers and perform such city clerk, 
duties as the council may from time to time prescribe, in addi- j°tiS^'etc 
tion to such duties as may be prescribed by law. He shall keep 

the records of the meetings of the council. 

Section 25. The citv council may at any time request Council may 

P ., -n • ff ^- • • 1 request infor- 

irom the mayor specinc miormation upon any municipal mutionof 
matter within its jurisdiction, and may request his presence to ^'^yo""- ^t^. 
answer written questions relating thereto at a meeting to be 
held not earlier than one week after the date of the receipt by 
the mayor of said questions. The mayor shall personally, or 
through a head of a department or a member of a board, attend 
such meeting and publicly answer all such questions. The 
person so attending shall not be obliged to answer questions 
relating to any other matter. The mayor at any time may 
attend and address the city council in person, or through the 
head of a department or a member of a board, upon any sub- 
ject. The council, or any committee thereof duly authorized May investi- 
by the council so to do, may investigate the financial transac- fransacfions! 
tions of any office or department of the city government, and '^'-*'- 
the official acts and conduct of any official, and, by similar 
investigations, may secure information upon any matter. 

Section 26. No ordinance shall be passed finally on the Passage of 
date on which it is introduced, except in cases of special ordinances, 
emergency involving the health or safety of the people or 
their property. 

No ordinance shall be regarded as an emergency measure Emergency 
unless the emergency is defined and declared in a preamble '"^'^s*^^- 
thereto separately voted on and receiving the affirmative vote 
of two thirds of the members of the city council. 

No ordinance making a grant, renewal or extension, whatever Granting of 
its kind or nature, of any franchise or special privilege shall f^'^^'^^^i^^- ^^■ 
be passed as an emergency measure, and, except as provided 



34 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 50. 



Amendment 
or nullification 
of ordinances. 

Passage at 
one session. 
Proviso. 



Ordinances, 
etc., to be 
published. 



Orders, ordi- 
nances, votes, 
etc., to be 
approved 
by mayor. 



Not applicable 
to budgets, etc. 



Civil service 
laws not to 
apply to cer- 
tain appointees 
of mayor. 



Certain vacan- 
cies, how hlled. 



in sections seventy and seventy-one of chapter one hundred 
and sixty-four of the General Laws and in chapter one hun- 
dred and sixty-six thereof, no such grant, renewal or extension 
shall be made otherwise than by ordinance. 

Section 27. No ordinance, or part thereof, shall be amended 
or annulled except by an ordinance adopted in accordance 
with the provisions of this act. 

Section 28. Any ordinance, order or resolution may be 
passed through all its stages of legislation at one session, pro- 
vided that no member of the council objects thereto; but if 
any member of the council objects, further action on the meas- 
ure shall, unless it is an emergency measure as defined in section 
twenty-six, be postponed for that meeting. 

Section 29. Every proposed ordinance or loan order, ex- 
cept emergency measures as hereinbefore defined, shall at least 
ten days before its final passage, be published in full in at 
least one newspaper of the city, and in any additional manner 
that may be provided by ordinance. 

After final passage, it shall, in the same manner as before, 
again be published once, as amended and completed, except in 
the case of an emergency ordinance which may be passed as 
hereinbefore provided and which shall take effect on its pas- 
sage, and shall so be published at the earliest practicable 
moment. 

Section 30. Every order, ordinance, resolution and vote 
relative to the affairs of the city, adopted or passed by the city 
council, shall be presented to the mayor for his approval. If 
he approves it he shall sign it; if he disapproves it he shall 
return it, with his objections in writing, to the city council, 
which shall enter his objections at large on its records, and 
again consider it. If the city council, notwithstanding such 
disapproval of the mayor, shall again pass such order, ordinance, 
resolution or vote by a two thirds vote of all the members of 
the city council, it shall then be in force, but such vote shall 
not be taken for seven days after its return to the city council. 
P^very such order, ordinance, resolution or vote shall be in 
force if it is not returned by the mayor within ten days after 
it was presented to him. This section shall not apply to bud- 
gets submitted under section thirty -two of chapter forty -four 
of the General Laws or to appropriations by the city council 
under section thirty-three of said chapter. 

Section 3L The civil service laws shall not apply to the 
appointment of the mayor's secretaries nor of stenographers, 
clerks, telephone operators and messengers connected with his 
office, and the mayor may remove such appointees without a 
hearing and without making a statement of the cause for their 
removal. 

Section 32. If a vacancy occurs in the office of mayor or 
in the city council before the last six months of the term of 
office, the city council shall order an election to fill the same for 
the unexpired term ; and if such vacancy occurs in the office of 
mayor in the last six months of said term, the president of the 
city council shall succeed thereto for the unexpired term. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 50, 35 

If the mayor is absent or unable from any cause temporarily President of 
to perform his duties, or if his office is vacant during the first as ^acting' 
eighteen months of his term, his duties shall be performed by "'^^J"'", "' 
the president of the city council. The person upon whom duties, 'etc. 
such duties shall devolve shall be called "acting mayor", and 
he shall possess the powers of maj'or only in matters not ad- 
mitting of delay, but shall have no power to make permanent 
appointments. 

Should an appointive officer of the city be temporarily un- iVrnporary 
able from any cause to perform his duties, the mayor or the '"ippointments. 
city council, whichever has the power of original appointment, 
may make a temporary appointment of some person to act 
until the official shall resume his duties. 

Section 33. It shall be unlawful for the mayor or for a certain officials 
member of the city council or school committee or for any officer "imrlfin'con-*'' 
or employee of the city, directly or indirectly, to make a con- tv^wts with 
tract with the city, or to receive any commission, discount, " ^ "" '^^' ^ "' 
bonus, gift, contribution, or reward from or any share in the 
profits of any person or corporation, making or performing such 
a contract, unless the mayor, such member, officer or employee, 
immediately upon learning of the existence of such contract, 
or that such a contract is proposed, shall notify in writing the 
mayor, city council or school committee of the nature of his 
interest in such contract, and shall abstain from doing any 
official act on behalf of the city in reference thereto. In case Contracts 
of such interest on the part of an officer whose duty it is to sign ho^^si^ned^^' 
the contract on behalf of the city, the contract may be signed by 
any other officer of the city duly authorized thereto by the mayor, 
or if the mayor has such interest, by the city clerk; provided. Proviso, 
however, that when a contractor with the city is a corporation 
or a voluntary stock association, the ownership of less than five 
per cent of the stock or shares actually issued shall not be 
considered as involving an interest in the contract within the 
meaning of this section, and such ownership shall not aflfect 
the validity of the contract unless the owner of such stock or 
shares is also an officer or agent of the corporation or associa- 
tion, or solicits or takes part in the making of the contract. 

A violation of this section shall render the contract in re- Contracts 
spect to which such violation occurs voidable at the option of violations!"'"* 
the city. Any person violating the provisions of this section Penalty, 
shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dol- 
lars, or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by both. 

Section 34. No contract for construction work or for the Proposals for 
purchase of apparatus, supplies or materials, whether the same [ract"to°be 
shall be for repairs or original construction, the estimated cost ^wivcrtised. 
of which amounts to or exceeds two himdred dollars, except in 
cases of special emergency involving the health or safety of the 
people or their property, shall be awarded unless proposals 
for the same shall have been invited by advertisements in at 
least one newspaper published in the city once a week for at 
least two consecutive weeks, the last publication to be at least 
one week before the time specified for the opening of said pro- 
posals. Such advertisements shall state the time and place 



36 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 50. 



Split contracts, 
etc., prohibited. 



Certain con- 
tracts to be 
approved by 
mayor, etc. 



Bond or other 
security to 
accompany 
contracts, etc. 



Council may 
purchase or 
take land for 
municipal 
purposes, etc. 



Damages. 



No taking of 
land until 
appropriation 
made, etc. 



School com- 
mittee, election 
term, etc. 



Superintend- 
ent of schools, 
election, etc., 



where plans and specifications of the proposed work or supplies 
may be had and the time and place for opening the proposals 
in answer to said advertisements, and shall reserve to the city 
the right to reject any or all of such proposals. All such pro- 
posals shall be opened in public. No bill or contract shall be 
split or divided for the purpose of evading any provision of 
this act. 

Section 35. All contracts made by any department, board 
or commission in which the amount involved is two hundred 
dollars or more shall be in writing, and no such contract shall 
be deemed to have been made or executed until the approval 
of the mayor and of the department or board making the con- 
tract is affixed thereto. Any contract made as aforesaid may 
be required to be accompanied by a bond with sureties satis- 
factory to the board or officials having the matter in charge, 
or by a deposit of money, certified check or other securit,y con- 
ditioned on the faithful performance thereof, and such bonds 
or other securities shall be deposited with the city treasurer 
until the contract has in all respects been carried out; and no 
such contract shall be altered except by a written agreement of 
the contractor, the sureties on his bond, and the officer, depart- 
ment or board making the contract, with the approval of the 
mayor affixed thereto. 

Section 36. At the request of any department, the city 
council may, with the approval of the mayor, acquire by pur- 
chase, or take by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine 
of the General Laws in the name of the city, for any municipal 
purpose, any land or interest therein within the limits of the 
city not already appropriated to public use. Whenever the 
price proposed to be paid for land for any municipal purpose 
is more than twenty-five per cent higher than its average 
assessed valuation during the previous three years, said land 
shall not be purchased, but shall be taken by eminent domain 
and paid for in the manner provided for the payment of dam- 
ages for land taken under said chapter seventy-nine. The city 
council shall estimate the damages, if any, sustained by per- 
sons in their property by such taking, and shall state the share 
of each separately. No land shall be taken until an appropri- 
ation by loan or otherwise for the general purposes for which 
land is needed shall have been made by the city council by a 
two thirds vote of all its members aijd approved by the mayor; 
nor shall a price be paid in excess of said estimated damages 
unless a larger sum is awarded by a court of competent 
jurisdiction. 

Section 37. The school committee shall consist* of the 
mayor, who shall be the chairman, and six members who shall 
be elected at large. At the first city election held after the 
acceptance of this act, there shall be elected three members to 
serve for two years, and three to serve for four years, and bi- 
ennially thereafter there shall be elected three members to 
serve for terms of four years. 

Section 38. The school committee shall elect annually a 
superintendent of schools except as provided in section forty- 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 50. 37 

one of chapter seventy-one of the General Laws, and may, under <ind appoint- 
the laws regulating the civil service, appoint, suspend or re- ^bordinate ^^ 
move such subordinate officers or assistants, including janitors officers, etc. 
of school buildings, as it may deem necessary for the proper 
discharge of its duties and the conduct of its business; it shall 
define their terms of service and their duties, and shall fix their 
compensation. No member of the school committee, except 
the mayor, shall, diu-ing the term for which he is elected, hold 
any other office or position the salary or compensation for which 
is payable out of the citv treasurv. The committee shall or- school com- 
ganize on Tuesday following the first Monday in January after ^tfon.' eT^"'" 
each biennial city election, and shall elect one of its members 
as vice-chairman, whose duty it shall be to preside at all meet- 
ings of the committee at which the mayor is not present. 

Section 39. The school committee, in addition to the Powers and 
powers and duties pertaining by law to school committees, shall 
have power to provide, when they are necessary, temporary 
accommodations for school piu-poses, and shall have the con- 
trol of all school buildings and of the grounds connected there- 
with, and the power to make all repairs, the expenditures for 
which are made from the regular appropriation for the school 
department, except as is otherwise provided herein. 

Section 40. No site for a school building shall be acquired p\^^s^^tc^ioi 
by the city unless approval of the site by the school committee school 
is first obtained. No plans for the construction or alteration "' °^' 
of a school building shall be accepted, and no work shall be 
begun on the construction or alteration of a school building, 
unless the approval of the school committee and the mayor 
therefor is first obtained; but such approval shall not be re- 
quired for the making of ordinary repairs. 

Section 41, The school committee shall make all reason- To make 
able rules and regulations for the management of the public regulations, 
schools of the city and for conflucting the business of the com- 
mittee, provided that such rules are not inconsistent with any Proviso, 
laws of the commonwealth. 

Section 42. All meetings of the school committee shall be Meetings to 
open to the public, except that when requested by not less than except, etc. 
four members of the committee, any particular meeting shall 
be private. The vote on any particular measure shall be by 
the call of yeas and nays, when it is so requested by not less 
than two members of the committee. 

Section 43, If a vacancy occurs in the school committee vacancies, 
by failure to elect, or otherwise, the city council and the re- ^°'^ ^^^^'^' 
maining members of the school committee shall meet in joint 
convention and elect a suitable person to fill the vacancy. The 
ma^^or, if present, shall preside at the convention. 

Section 44. A petition meeting the requirements herein- initiative 
after specified and requesting the city council to pass an ordi- pal^age ifa 
nance, resolution, order or vote, except an order granted under "measure". 
an}' provision of chapter one hundred and sixty-four or one 
hundred- and sixty-six of the General Laws or requesting the 
school committee to pass a resolution, order or vote, all of these 
four terms being hereinafter included in the term "measure", 



38 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 50. 



Signatures to 

initiative 

petitions. 



Certification 
by registrars 
of voters. 



Certificates to 
be sent to 
council, etc. 



Action by 
council or 
school com- 
mittee if 
initiative peti- 
tion be prop- 
erly signed. 



Referendum 
to voters. 



Proviso. 



Referendum, 
when peti- 
tion fails. 



Referendum 
petition as to 
passage of a 
"mea.su re or 
part thereof 
protested 
against", etc. 



therein set forth or designated, shall be termed an initiative 
petition, and shall be acted upon as hereinafter provided. 

Section 45. Signatures to initiative petitions need not be 
all on one paper. All such papers pertaining to any one meas- 
ure shall be fastened together, and shall be filed in the office of 
the city clerk as one instrument, with the endorsement thereon 
of the names and addresses of three persons designated as filing 
the same. With each signature to said petition shall be stated 
the place of residence of the signer, giving the street and num- 
ber, if any. 

Within five days after the filing of said petition the registrars 
of voters shall ascertain by what number of registered voters 
the petition is signed, and what percentage that number is of 
the total number of registered voters, and shall attach thereto 
their certificate showing the result of such examination. 

The city clerk shall forthwith transmit the said certificate 
with the said petition to the city council or to the school com- 
mittee, according as the petition is addressed, and at the same 
time shall send a copy of said certificate to one or more of the 
persons designated on the petition as filing the same. 

Section 46. If an initiative petition be signed by registered 
voters equal in number, except as otherwise provided in this 
act, to at least twenty per cent of the whole number of regis- 
tered voters, the city council or the school committee shall, 
within twenty days after the date of the certificate of the reg- 
istrars of voters that the petition has been signed by the re- 
quired percentage of registered voters, either — 

1. Pass said measure without alteration, subject to the ref- 
erendum vote provided by this act, or 

2. The city council shall call a special election to be held on 
a Tuesday fixed by it not less than thirty nor more than forty- 
five days after the date of the certificate hereinbefore men- 
tioned, and shall submit the proposed measure without altera- 
tion to a vote of the registered voters of the city at that election, 
provided, however, that if any regular city election is other- 
wise to occur within ninety days after the date of said certifi- 
cate, the city council may, at its discretion, omit calling the 
special election and submit the proposed measure to the voters 
at such other election. 

Section 47. If an initiative petition be signed by registered 
voters equal in number to at least eight per cent but less than 
twenty per cent of the total number of registered voters, and 
said measure be not passed without alteration within twenty 
days by the city council or the school committee, as, provided 
in the preceding section, then such proposed measure, without 
alteration, shall be submitted by the city council to a vote of 
the registered voters of the city at the next regular city election. 

Section 48. If within twenty days after the final passage 
of any measure by the city council or by the school committee, 
a petition signed by registered voters of the city, equal in 
number to at least twelve per cent of the total number of reg- 
istered voters, be presented to the city council or to the school 
committee, as the case may be, protesting against such measure 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 50. 39 

or any part thereof taking effect, the same shall thereupon and 
thereby be suspended from taking effect; and the city coun- 
cil or the school committee, as the case may be, shall immedi- 
ately reconsider such measure or part thereof; and if such 
measure or part thereof be not entirely annulled, repealed or 
rescinded, the city council shall submit the same, by the 
method herein provided, to a vote of the qualified voters of the 
city, either at the next regular city election, or at a special 
election which may, in its discretion, be called for the purpose, 
and such measiu-e or part thereof shall forthwith become null 
and void unless a majority of the qualified voters voting on the 
same at such election shall vote in favor thereof. The petition 
provided for by this section shall be termed a referendum 
petition. 

The procedure in respect to the referendum petition shall be Procedure, etc. 
the same as that provided by section forty-five of this act, 
except that the words "measure or part thereof protested 
against" shall for this purpose be understood to replace the 
word "measure" in that section wherever it may occur, and 
that the word "referendum" shall be understood to replace 
the word "initiative" in that section. 

Section 49. The city council may of its own motion, and ^^^^J^jf ^g^. 
shall upon request of the school committee in case of a measure uros to voters 
originating with that committee and pertaining to the affairs ",lJtfon7etc. 
under its administration, submit to a vote of the registered 
voters of the city for adoption or rejection at a regular or special 
city election any proposed measure, or a proposition for the 
annulment, repeal or amendment of any measure, in the same 
manner and with the same force and effect as are hereby pro- 
vided for submission on petition. 

Section 50. If two or more proposed measures passed at Measures with 
the same election contain conflicting provisions, that one of pmvisions. 
said measures which received tlie largest number of affirmative 
votes shall take effect and the other shall be void. 

Section 51. The ballots used in voting upon such proposed natu^^of" ^'*°'* 
measure shall state the nature of the measiu'e in terms sufficient measure, etc. 
to show the substance thereof. No measure shall go into effect 
unless it receives the affirmative votes of at least a third of the 
whole number of registered voters. 

Section 52. All official bonds, recognizances, obligations, Existing obu- 

, , . ' 1 • J gations, con- 

contracts and all other nistrun^ents entered mto or executed tracts, ta-xes, 

by or to the town of Framinghain before the organization of fo be enforced, 

the city government under this act and all taxes, special assess- '^^c. 

ments, fines, penalties, forfeitures incurred or imposed, due or 

owing to the town, shall be enforced and collected, and all 

writs, prosecutions, actions and causes of action, except as 

herein otherwise provided, shall continue without abatement 

and remain unaffected b}' this act; and no legal act done by or 

in favor of the town shall be rendered invalid by the acceptance 

of this act. 

Chapter seven hundred and one of the acts of nineteen hun- i9i4, 70i, 

dred and fourteen is hereby repealed, and the commissioners of commissioners 

public works established thereunder are hereby abolished. aboi^hed^*"^'^ 



40 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 51. 



All laws, etc. 
to continue 
in force 
until, etc. 



Submission to 
voters of town 
of Framing- 
ham, etc. 



All laws, by-laws, rules and regulations, general or special, 
relating to the town of Franiingham, in force at the time this 
act takes full effect, shall, uhtil altered, amended or repealed, 
continue in force in the city of Framinghara, so far as the same 
are not inconsistent herewith. 

Section 53. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
the town of Framing-ham at the annual town election in March 
in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five for their accept- 
ance. At such election the polls shall be open not less than 
eight hours; and the vote shall be taken by ballot, in accordance 
with the provisions of the general laws so far as the same shall 
be applicable and not inconsistent herewith, in answer to the 
following question which shall be placed upon the official ballot 
used for the election of town officers: "Shall an act passed by 
the general court in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five, 
entitled 'An Act to incorporate the city of Framingham', be 
accepted?" If a majority of the voters present and voting 
thereon vote to accept this act then the same shall take effect; 
but not otherwise. For the purposes of such submission, this 
act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 19, 1925. 



Chap. 51 ^^ ^^'^ RELATIVE TO THE REDEMPTION OF TAX TITLES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



G. L. 60, § 62, 
etc., amended. 



Redemption of 
land taken 
or sold for 
non-payment 
of taxes. 



Release deeds 
to persons 
redeeming land 
taken by or 
sold to a city 
or town, etc. 



Section sixty-two of chapter sixty of the General Laws, as 
amended by chapter three of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, is hereby further amended by striking out, in the 
fourth and fifth lines, the words "within two years after the 
taking or sale" and inserting in place thereof the words: — at 
any time prior to the filing of a petition for foreclosure under 
section sixty-five, — so as to read as follows : — Section. 62. Any 
person having an interest in land taken or sold for non-payment 
of taxes, including those assessed under sections twelve, thirteen 
and fourteen of chapter fifty-nine, or his heirs or assigns, may, 
at any time prior to the filing of a petition for foreclosure under 
section sixty-five, redeem the same by paying or tendering to 
the collector, if the estate has been taken or purchased by the 
town, the amount of the tax, all intervening taxes, charges and 
fees, and interest on the whole at the rate of eight per cent per 
annum; or by paying or tendering to the purchaser, or his legal 
representatives or assigns, the original sum and intervening 
taxes paid by him and interest on the whole at said rate. In 
each case he shall also pay for examination of title and, a deed of 
release not more than three dollars in the aggregate; and in 
addition thereto the actual cost of recording the tax deed or 
evidence of taking. He may redeem the land by paying to the 
collector tlie sum which he woukl be required to pay to the pur- 
chaser, with one dollar additional. If land taken by or sold to 
a city or town for non-payment of taxes is redeemed, the city 
treasurer, notwithstanding the provisions of the charter of his 
city, or the town treasurer, as the case may be, shall sign, exe- 
cute and deliver on behalf of the city or town a release of all the 



Acts, 1925. ~ Chap. 52. 41 

right, title and interest, which it acquired by such taking or 
purchase, in and to the hmd so redeemed. 

No person shall knowingly collect or attempt to collect for Excessive 
the redemption of any such land a sura of money greater than prolibUed. 
that authorized by this section. Approved February 19, 1925. 

An Act relative to the disposition of certain property (JL^jj. (rr> 
ACQUIRED BY THE CITY OF BOSTON IN THE HYDE PARK DIS- ^' 

TRICT FOR STREET RAILWAY PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section seven of chapter four hundred and five 1923, 405, §7, 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three is hereby amended. 
amended by inserting after the word "act" in the seventeenth 
line the following: — The city, acting through its transit de- 
partment, and without any other authority, may sell, lease or 
jeraove any property acquired under this act, provided, in the 
opinion of said department, the same is no longer needed for the 
purposes thereof , — by inserting after the word "any" in the 
same line the word: — such, — by inserting after the word 
"sales" in the same line the words: — , lease or leases, — by 
inserting after the word "property" in the eighteenth line the 
words: — so acquired, — and by striking out, in the eighteenth 
and nineteenth lines, the words " taken, or acquired by purchase 
or otherwise, under authority of this act", so as to read as 
follows : — Section 7. The treasurer of the city shall from time Acquisition 
to time, on request of the transit department, and without by city of 
further authorization than herein contained, issue and sell at street railway 
public or private sale the bonds of the city, registered or with Pa^ dis^rfjj^ 
interest coupons attached, as he may deem best, to an amount P"^°f 
not exceeding the cost of carrying out the provisions of this act. 
Such bonds shall bear on their face the words, Hyde Park Street Hyde Park 
Railway Loan, shall be for such terms not exceeding forty-five Loa^. ** **^ 
years, as the maj^or and treasurer of the city may determine; 
and shall bear interest payable semi-annually, at such rate as 
the treasurer shall determine. The proceeds of such bonds, in- 
cluding any premium realized from the sale thereof, shall be 
used to meet all damages, cost and expenses incurred by the 
transit department or by the city in carrying out the provisions 
of this act. The board of commissioners of sinking funds of the sinking fund, 
city shall establish a sinking fund for the payment of the bonds 
issued under this act. The city, acting through its transit de- Sale, etc., of 
partment, and without any other authority, may sell, lease or tonge^/^eded, 
remove any property acquired under this act, provided, in the ®'<'- 
opinion of said department, the same is no longer needed for 
the purposes thereof. The proceeds from any such sale or sales, Use of pro- 
lease or leases of property so acquired shall be used for the safe^if'^"'^ 
same purpose as the rental of said premises or shall be used for property, etc. 
the payment of expenditures incurred for the acquisition of 
said property, as the transit department may determine. All toifs^etc^"'^'^' 
rentals, tolls, percentages or other compensation received by 
the city under the provisions of this act shall annually be used 
by the treasurer of the city, first, to meet the requirements of 



42 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 53, 54. 



Rights of city 
as to property 
acquired, etc. 



City's debt 
limit not 
affected. 



any deficiency in the said sinking fund; second, to meet the 
interest on said bonds ; and the surplus, if any, as a part of the 
general revenue of the city. The city shall have, hold and 
enjoy in its private or proprietary capacity, for its own property, 
the property acquired by it under the provisions of this act, and 
all rents, tolls, income and profits from all contracts entered 
into by it for the use of said property or any part thereof, and the 
same shall never be taken by the commonwealth except on 
payment of just compensation. 

Debts incurred by the city for the purposes of this act shall 
not be considered in determining the statutory limit of indebt- 
edness of the city. 

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

Approved February 20, 1925. 



ChaV. 53 ^'^ ^'^'^ RELATIVE TO ESCAPES OF PERSONS COMMITTED TO PENAL 

INSTITUTIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section sixteen of chapter two hundred and sixty-eight of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"sentenced" in the fifth line the words: — or committed, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 16. A prisoner who escapes 
or attempts to escape from any penal institution, or from land 
appurtenant thereto, or from the custody of any oflficer thereof 
or while being conveyed to or from any such institution, may be 
pursued and recaptured and shall be punished by imprison- 
ment in the institution to which he was originally sentenced or 
committed, for a term not exceeding five years. If the prisoner 
has escaped or attempted to escape from the prison camp and 
hospital, the expense of supporting him shall be paid by the 
institution to which he is sentenced and the expense of com- 
mitting him shall be paid by the prison camp and hospital. In 
imposing sentence under this section the court shall observe the 
provisions of law regarding sentences and commitments to the 
various penal institutions. Approved February 20, 1925. 



G. L. 268, § 16, 
amended. 



Penalty for 
escapes or 
attempted 
escapes from 
penal insti- 
tutions. 



From prison 
camp and 
hospital. 



G. L. 175, § 187, 
amended. 



Chap. 54 An Act relative to the contents of certain policies of 

INSURANCE ISSUED BY CERTAIN FOREIGN INSURANCE COM- 
PANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and eighty-seven of chapter on^ hundred 
and seventy-five of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after the word "may" in the third line the words: — 
, with the approval of the commissioner, — and by inserting 
after the word "organized" in the fifth line the words: — , 
which is not contrary to the laws of this commonwealth, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 1S7. Policies of fife or endow- 
ment insurance, group life insurance or insurance against acci- 
dental injury or disease issued l)y a foreign company in this 
commonwealth may, with the approval of the commissioner, 



Contents of 
certain policies 
of insurance 
issued by 
certain foreign 
insurance 
companies. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 55, 5G, 57. 43 

contain any provision required by the law of the state, territory 
or district of the United States under which the company is 
organized, which is not contrary to the laws of this common- 
wealth; and such policies of a domestic company issued in any 
other state, territory, district or country may contain any pro- 
vision required by the laws of the state, territory, district or 
country in which the same are issued. 

Approved February SO, 1925. 

An Act authorizing the boston lodge no. 10, benevolent ni.^^ cc: 

AND protective ORDER OF ELKS TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL ' "' 
AND PERSONAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Boston Lodge No. 10, Benevolent and Pro- Boston Lodge 
tective Order of Elks, incorporated under general law, is hereby i^'*; lo. Benevo- 

I'l iii'i -PT-* • 1 • » ^'^^ i ro- 

authorized to hold m the city oi Boston, m trust or otherwise, for tective Order 
the purposes for which it is incorporated, real and personal es- Lid adtoionai 
tate to an amount not exceeding three million dollars in value. P^op^f y in 

, ,. . , 1 • 1 • • 1 1 1.1. "^'ti' °' Boston. 

in addition to the amount whicli it is already authorized by 
law to hold. 

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

Approved February 21, 1925. 

An Act authorizing the town of raynham to pension Phn^ r.a 

WALTER A. HAKLOW. "' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Raynham may pay Walter A. ^°^''°i°^ 
Harlow, for many years its town clerk and treasurer, an annual pension WaFter 
pension of five hundred dollars, the same to commence on the ^' ^^'^^°'^- 
date his resignation as such town clerk and treasurer is accepted. 

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

Approved February 21, 1925. 

An Act relative to statements of expenses of political pj ry 

COMMITTEES. ^^flGp. 0/ 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter fifty-five of the General Laws is hereby amended by g. l. 55, § 17, 
striking out section seventeen and inserting in place thereof ="»^"'^ed. 
the following: — Section 17. The treasurer of every political statements of 
committee which receives, expends or disburses any money or ex^enses'^of^ 
its equivalent, or incurs any liability to pay money, in connec- eommutees 
tion with any nomination or election to an amount exceeding 
twenty dollars, shall, within thirty days after such election, file 
a statement setting forth all the receipts, expenditures, dis- 
bursements and liabilities of the committee and of every officer 
and other person acting under its authority or in its behalf. It 
shall include the amount in each case received, the name of the 
person or committee from whom received, the date of its re- 
ceipt, the amount of every expenditure or disbursement, the 



44 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 58. 



name of the person or committee to whom it was made, and the 
date thereof; and, unless such expenditure or disbursement was 
made to another pohtical committee, shall clearly state the pur- 
pose of such expenditure or disbursement; also the date and 
amount of every existing promise or liability, both to and from 
such committee, remaining unfulfilled and in force when the 
statement is made, the name of the person or committee to or 
from whom the unfulfilled promise or liability exists, and a 
clear statement of the purpose for which the promise or liability 
was made or incurred. If the aggregate receipts or disburse- 
ments of a political committee in connection with any nomina- 
tion or election shall not exceed twenty dollars, or if such a 
committee has not received, expended or disbursed any money 
or its equivalent, or incurred any liability, in connection with 
any nomination or election, the treasurer of the committee 
shall, within thirty days after the election, file a statement set- 
ting forth the fact. Approved February 21, 1925. 



G. L. 128, § 22, 
amended. 

Powers of 
divLsion of 
plant pest 
control of de- 
partment of 
agriculture as 
to white pine 
blister rust. 



Chap. 58 -^N Act relative to the powers of the division of plant 

PEST CONTROL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotcs: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and twenty -eight of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section twenty- 
two and inserting in place thereof the following : — - Section 22. 
If the director, either personally or through his assistants, finds 
ribes, that is, any variety of currants or gooseberries, whether 
wild or cultivated, or five leaved pines which are either infected 
with white pine blister rust, or so situated that in his opinion 
they are hkely to become so infected, he or his assistants may 
without notice forthwith destroy or cause to be destroyed such 
ribes or five leaved pines. In carrying out his duties under this 
section the director shall as far as practicable co-operate with 
the state forester, local tree wardens, moth superintendents, 
city foresters and forest wardens. Proceedings under this sec- 
tion shall not be subject to the requirements of section twenty- 
four. 

Section 2. Section twenty-five of said chapter one hundred 
and twenty-eight is hereby amended by inserting before the 
word "action" in the first line the word:^ — ^ proposed, — and 
by inserting after the word "sixteen" in the second line the 
words : — to twenty-one, inclusive, and twenty -four, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 25. In case of objection to the pro- 
posed action of the director or his assistants in executing any 
provision of sections sixteen to twenty-one, inclusive, and 
twenty-four to thirty-one, inclusive, an appeal may be taken 
within ten days to the commissioner, and the appeal shall act 
as a stay of proceedings until it has been heard and decided by 
the commissioner, whose decision shall be final. 

Section 3. Section twenty-eight of said chapter one hun- 
dred and twenty-eight is hereby amended by striking out, in 
the fourth line, the word "immediately", so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Section 28. Sections sixteen to twenty -seven, inclu- 



G. L. 128, § 25, 
amended. 



Appeals to 
commissioner 
of agriculture 
from proposed 
action of 
division, etc. 



G. L. 128, § 28, 
amended. 



Provisions not 
applicable to 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 59, 60. 45 

sive, twenty-nine and thirty, shall not apply to gypsy or brown gypsy and 
tail moths in any stage of development except upon places moths except, 
where nursery stock is grown and upon property adjoining the '^*''- 
same. Approved February 21, 1925. 

An Act authorizing the city of malden to pension thomas QJidr) 59 

FOGARTY. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The city of Maiden may pay to Thomas Fogarty, city of 
for fifteen years employed as a laborer in its street and water de- pension ^^^ 
partment and now incapacitated for further service by reason Thomas 
of injuries sustained in such service, a pension not exceeding °^^^ ^' 
the weekly sum of ten dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by Submission to 
vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provisions "j*^ council, 
of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs during Proviso. 
the current year. Approved February 21, 1925. 

An Act establishing the baldwinville water district in Qhnnj gn 

THE town of TEMPLETON AND AUTHORIZING IT TO TAKE ^' 
SOURCES OF WATER SUPPLY IN THE TOWNS OF TEMPLETON 
AND WINCHENDON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of Templeton re- Baldwinville 
siding in the territory known as precinct four as shown by maps i^^^*own^of*"''* 
now on file in the town clerk's office, and liable to taxation Templeton, 
therein, shall constitute a water district and are hereby made a '^^^'^ '^ ^ 
body corporate by the name of the Baldwinville Water District, 
for the purpose of supplying themselves with water for the ex- 
tinguishment of fires and for domestic and other purposes, for 
assessing and raising taxes as provided herein for payment for 
such services and for defraying the necessary expenses of carry- 
ing on the business of said district, subject to all general laws 
now or hereafter in force relating to such districts, except as 
otherwise provided herein. 

Section 2. The inhabitants of said town residing in the ter- inhabitants 
ritory known as precinct three as shown by maps now on file in ^^^^f^'j^^^^ 
the town clerk's office may, within two years after the estab- territory may 
lishment of said district, vote to become a part thereof. A dL^^ict, ^tc* "^ 
meeting of the voters of the territory included within the bound- 
aries of said precinct three may be called in the same manner as 
provided in section nine, and if a majority of such voters shall 
vote to become a part of said district, an attested copy of such 
vote shall be forwarded to the clerk of said district and the 
board of commissioners thereof shall, within three months from 
the receipt of such copy, call a district meeting and if a ma- 
jority of the voters of said district present and voting thereon 
at such meeting vote to annex said precinct three, said precinct 
three shall, on January first following the vote of said district, 
be annexed thereto and become a part thereof and the inhabit- 



46 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 60. 



May take cer- 
tain waters, 
etc., in towns 
of Templeton 
and Win- 
chendon. 



May take cer- 
tain lands, etc. 



May erect 
dams, build- 
ings, etc. 



May lay con- 
duits, piyes, 
etc. 



Restrictions 
as to entry 
upon railroad 
locations. 



May purchase 
water from 
municipali- 
ties, etc. 



Property 
damages, 
recovery, etc. 



ants of said annexed territory shall have all the rights, powers 
and privileges and be subject to all the liabilities and duties 
pertaining to inhabitants of said district. 

Section 3. For the purposes aforesaid, said district, acting 
by and through its board of commissioners hereinafter provided 
for, may take by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine 
of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and 
hold, the water or any portion thereof of any well, pond, brook, 
spring or stream within the limits of the town of Templeton, or 
within that portion of the town of Winchendon which lies be- 
tween the Winchendon-Templeton town boundary line and a 
line parallel thereto and distant two miles therefrom, subject 
to the approval of the department of public health and subject 
to any rights the town of Winchendon may now have in and to 
any sources of water supply within the limits of the aforesaid 
portion of said town of Winchendon ; and for said purposes may 
take as aforesaid, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold, 
all lands, rights of way and other easements necessary for col- 
lecting, storing, holding and preserving such water and convey- 
ing the same to any part of the territory of said district. Said 
district may erect on the lands acquired and held under this act 
proper dams, buildings, fixtures and other structures, and may 
make excavations and procure and operate machinery and pro- 
vide such other means and appliances, and do such other things 
as may be necessary for the establishment and maintenance of 
complete and eiTective water works; and for that purpose may 
construct and lay conduits, pipes and other works, over and 
under any lands, water courses, railroads, railways, and public 
or private ways, and along such ways, in such manner as not 
unnecessarily to obstruct the same ; and for the purposes of con- 
structing, maintaining and repairing conduits, pipes and other 
works, and for all other proper purposes of this act, said district 
may dig up any such lands, and, under the direction of the select- 
men of the town in which any such way lies, may enter upon and 
dig up the same, in such manner as to cause the least hindrance 
to public travel thereon. The said district shall not enter upon 
the location of any railroad corporation, or construct or lay any 
pipes, conduits or other works within such location, except at 
such time and in such manner as it may agree upon with such 
railroad corporation, or, in case of failure so to agree, as may be 
approved by the department of public utilities. Said district 
may purchase water from any municipality for such periods of 
time, in such manner, on such terms and conditions and in such 
amounts as said district may by vote determine, and ,for the 
purpose aforesaid the said water district, by its board of com- 
missioners, may make a contract or contracts. 

Section 4. Any person injured in his property by any taking 
under this act or any other thing done vmdcr authority thereof 
may recover damages from said district under said chapter sev- 
enty-nine; but the right to damages for the taking of any water, 
water right or water source, or for any injury thereto, shall not 
vest until water is actually withdrawn or diverted under au- 
thority of this act. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 60. 47 

Section 5, For the purpose of paying the necessary expenses May issue 
and liabilities incurred under the provisions of this act, the said ^°'^'^^' ®*<'- 
district may borrow from time to time such sums as may be 
necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, two hundred thou- 
sand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall 
bear on their face the words, Baldwinville Water District Loan, Baidwinvuie 
Act of 1925. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate Loa"Act*or' 
loan, and such loans shall be payable in not more than thirty 1925.' 
years from their dates. Indebtedness incurred under this act 
shall be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws. 

Section 6. The said district shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
the said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- °^"' ^*'°" 
ance with 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 oper- 
ating the water works and interest as it accrues on bonds or 
notes issued as aforesaid, and to make such payments on the 
principal as may be required under this act, shall, without 
further vote be assessed upon the said district by the assessors 
of the town of Templeton annually thereafter until the debt in- 
curred by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 7. Any land taken or acquired under this act shall, Management, 

, . . ^ , , ^. , , 11 1 etc. of land 

subject to section ten, be managed, improved and controlled taken, etc. 
by the board of commissioners hereinafter provided for, in such 
manner as they shall deem for the best interest of the district. 

Section 8. Whenever a tax is duly voted by said district for Assessment 
the purposes of this act, the clerk shall send a certified copy of oFtaxes.^'^*^*"'* 
the vote to the assessors of the town of Templeton, who shall 
assess the same on said district in the same manner in all respects 
in which town taxes are required by law to be assessed. The 
assessment shall be committed to the town collector who shall 
collect the tax in the manner provided for the collection of town 
taxes, and shall deposit the proceeds with the district treasurer 
for the use and benefit of the district. The district may collect 
interest on overdue taxes in the same manner in which interest 
is authorized to be collected on town taxes. 

Section 9. A meeting of the voters of the territory described Y^^^*' meeting. 

now C3ll6cl ct/C 

in section one shall be called, on petition of seven or more legal 
voters therein, by a warrant from the selectmen of the town of 
Templeton, or from a justice of the peace, directed to one of the 
petitioners, requiring him to give notice of the meeting by post- 
ing copies of the warrant in two or more public places in the 
aforesaid territory seven days at least before the time of the 
meeting. One of the petitioners shall preside at the meeting 
until a clerk is chosen and sworn, and the clerk shall preside until 
a moderator is chosen. After the choice of a moderator, the Question of 
question of the acceptance of this act shall be submitted to the acrto1)e*'sub- 
voters, and if it shall be accepted by a majority of the voters n""ed, etc. 
present and voting thereon it shall take full effect, and the meet- 
ing may then proceed to act upon the other articles contained 
in the warrant. 

Section 10. Said district shall, at the same meeting at ^^friJ!t\T!;a's'^' 
which this act is accepted and after such acceptance, elect by urer and board 



48 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 60. 



of commis- 
sioners, elec- 
tion, terms, etc 



ballot a district clerk and a district treasurer, who may be the 
same person, to hold office until one year from the next succeed- 
ing annual meeting, and at each annual meeting after the first, 
their successors shall be elected by ballot for one year; and there 
shall also be elected by ballot three persons to hold office, one 
until three years, one until two years, and one until one year, 
from the next succeeding annual meeting, to constitute a board 
of commissioners. At each annual meeting after the first one 
such commissioner shall be elected by ballot for three years. 
All officers of the district shall hold office until their successors 
are elected and qualified. All the authority granted to said 
district by this act, and not otherwise specifically provided for, 
shall be vested in the said board of commissioners, who shall 
be subject, however, to such instructions, rules and regulations 
as the district may impose by its vote. Any vacancy occurring 
in said board from any cause may be filled for the remainder of 
the unexpired term by the district at any legal meeting called 
for the purpose. No money shall be drawn from the district 
treasury except upon the written order of a majority of the said 
board. 

Section 11. Said board of commissioners shall fix just and 
equitable prices and rates for the use of water, and shall pre- 
scribe the time and manner of payment. The income of the 
water works shall be used to defray all operating expenses, in- 
terest charges and payments on principal as they accrue or be- 
come due upon any bonds or notes issued under authority of 
this act. If there should be a net surplus remaining after pro- 
viding for the aforesaid charges, it shall be used for such new 
construction as said board 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 said board except from 
the net surplus aforesaid, unless the district appropriates and 
provides money therefor. All authority vested in said board of 
commissioners by the foregoing provisions of this section shall 
be subject to the provisions of section ten. Said board shall 
annually, and as often as the district may require, render to the 
district 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. Said district may adopt by-laws prescribing by 
ofm^eltings, '"^ whom and how meetings may be called and notified, and, upon 
the application of seven or more legal voters in said district, 
meetings may also be called by warrant from a justicq of the 
peace as provided in section nine. Said district may also choose 
such other officers, not provided for in this act, as it may deem 
To have certain proper or neccssary. Said district shall have all the rights and 
privileges conferred by law upon water districts and fire dis- 
tricts, so far as applicable. 

Section 13. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pollutes 
or diverts any water obtained or supplied under this act, or 
wilfully or wantonly injures any reservoir, standpipc, aciueduct, 
pipe or other property, owned or used by said district for the 



Vacancies in 
board, etc. 



Drafts from 
treasury. 



Commissioners 
to fix water 
rates, etc. 



Net surplus, 
how to be 
used, etc. 



Annual, etc 
report. 



Adoption of 



rights, etc. 



Penalty for 
polluting 
water, etc. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 61, 62, 63. 49 

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 
wilful or wanton acts shall be punished by a fine of not more than 
one hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than six 
months. 

Section 14. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission 
by a majority of the voters of the district described in section o?di°!uict. 
one present and voting thereon at a meeting called for the pur- 
pose within three years after its passage; but the number of 
meetings so called in one year shall not exceed three; and for the 
purpose of being submitted to the voters as aforesaid, this act 
shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 21, 1925. 



Chap. 61 



An Act to authorize the museum of fine arts to hold 
additional real and personal estate. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

In addition to the land now held by the Museum of Fine Arts Museum of 
and the buildings erected or which may be erected thereon, and Ti'T ^''i-.?"*^', 
the works oi art now or nereatter contamed therem, the said property. 
corporation may recei\e by gift, devise, bequest or otherwise, 
and may hold and use for the purposes for which it was incor- 
porated, real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding 
fifteen million dollars. Approved February 21, 1925. 

An Act enlarging the class of persons to whom memorial fLri^ f^o 

drive in the city of CAMBRIDGE SHALL BE DEDICATED. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter fourteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 192,3, 14, 
three is hereby amended by striking out, in the fifth line, the ^'^^nded. 
words " the world war" and inserting in place thereof the words: 
— any war or insurrection in which the United States has been 
engaged, — so as to read as follows: — The section of Cam- Memorial Drive 
bridge parkway extending from the Cambridge end of the West camtfridge, to 
Boston bridge, so-called, to Mt. Auburn street in the city of whom dedil 
Cambridge shall hereafter be known as Memorial Drive, being "'^ *^ ' ^ "^' 
so named in memory of the men and women of said city who 
lost their lives in any war or insurrection in which the United 
States has been engaged. Approved February 21, 1925. 

An Act to validate certain nominations of town officers, nhr,^ aq 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would cause sub- Emergency 
stantial inconvenience and confusion, it is hereby declared to P'^a™^)'®- 
be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation 
of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter forty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 1924, 45, 
four is hereby amended by inserting after the word "twenty- ^"^^"^^"i- 
four" in the second and third lines the words: — or in the year 



50 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 64, 65. 



nineteen hundred and twenty-five, — so as to read as follows: — 
nattonsof't™wn All nominations of candidates for town offices to be filled at 
d^ted^^ ^^'*' annual town meetings in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four or in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five made by 
nomination papers which have been filed with and accepted by, 
or shall hereafter be filed with, any town clerk in conformity 
with section ten of chapter fifty-three of the General Laws, as 
amended by chapter three hundred and eighty-seven of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, if and in so far as such 
nominations may be invalid by reason of being submitted to 
the registrars for the purpose of having the signatures thereon 
certified, in accordance with the provisions of section seven of 
said chapter fifty-three, as amended by section one of chapter 
two hundred and fourteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-two, instead of in accordance with the provisions of said 
section, as finally amended by chapter one hundred and twenty- 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, are hereby 
made valid. Approved February 24, 1925. 

Chap. 64 An Act relative to the taxation of tangible personal 

PROPERTY OF PARTNERSHIPS. 

Whereas, In order that this act shall govern the taxation of 
partnership property for the current year it is necessary that it 
take effect prior to April first, therefore it is hereby declared to 
be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation 
of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eighteen of chapter fifty-nine of the General Laws, as 
amended by section two of chapter three hundred and twenty- 
one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby 
further amended by striking out clause sixth and inserting in 
place thereof the following : — Sixth, Partners, whether residing 
in the same or different towns, shall be jointly taxed under their 
of par'tnerships. firm name, for all tangible personal property belonging to the 
partnership, except ships and vessels. In the place where such 
property is situated. Each partner shall be liable for the whole 
tax. Approved February 24, 1925. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. 59, § IS, 
etc., amended. 



Taxation of 
tangible per- 
sonal property 



Chap. 65 An Act establishing the boundary line between the cities 

OF FITCHBURG and LEOMINSTER. 



Boundary line 
between cities 
of Fitchburg 
and Leominster 
established. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L The following described line shall hereafter be 
the boundary line between the cities of Fitchburg and Leomin- 
ster: Beginning at the corner of the cities of Fitchburg and 
Leominster and the town of Lunenburg at a large white oak tree 
in latitude forty-two degrees, thirty-three minutes, forty-six 
and forty-two one hundredths seconds and longitude seventy- 
one degrees, forty-five minutes, fifty-five and thirty-five one 
hundredths seconds south forty-seven degrees, thirty minutes 
east and two and five tenths feet from a granite witness monu- 
ment; thence south fifty-two degrees, fifty-seven minutes west, 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 66. 51 

(true bearing) about twelve thousand four hundred and one 
feet to a point on Monoosnoc Hill; thence north eighty-six de- 
grees, fifty-three minutes west, (true bearing) three hundred 
fifty and forty-nine one hundredths feet to a granite monument 
in latitude forty-two degrees, thirty-two minutes, thirty-two and 
seventy-eight one hundredths seconds and longitude seventy- 
one degrees, forty-eight minutes, twelve and twenty-three one 
hundredths seconds at an angle in the present boundary line 
between said cities; thence in the same direction nine thousand 
four hundred and sixteen feet along the present boundary be- 
tween said cities to a granite monument at the corner of said 
cities and the town of Westminster in latitude forty-two de- 
grees, thirty-two minutes, thirty-seven and eighty -one one hun- 
dredths seconds and longitude seventy-one degrees, fifty min- 
utes, seventeen and eighty-two one hundredths seconds. 

Section 2. All acts performed by the inhabitants of the certain acts 
territory included hereby in the city of Fitchburg or by any validated, etc. 
other person, firm or corporation or any municipal corporation 
or officer thereof, if and so far as invalid because of the fact that 
said inliabitants were not inhabitants of the city of Fitchburg 
at the time of the performance of such acts or because said ter- 
ritory was not then a part of said city, are hereby confirmed and 
made valid to the same extent as if such inhabitants had in fact 
then been inhabitants of said city of Fitchburg and as if said 
territory had, in fact then been a part of said city, and the in- xo be inhabit- 
habitants of said territory included hereby in the city of Fitch- p'*^,?' '^^^y °^ 
burg shall hereafter be inhabitants of said city of Fitchburg and 
shall enjoy all the rights and privileges and be subject to all the 
duties and liabilities of such inhabitants of said city of Fitch- 
burg in the same manner and to the same extent as if said terri- 
tory included as aforesaid had been a portion of said city of 
Fitchburg since February third, se\enteen hundred and sixty- 
four. 

Section 3. Within thirty days after the effective date of fit^.'^f pit^^ 
this act, the city of Fitchburg shall pay to the city of Leominster i^urg to city of 
such sum as has already been mutually agreed upon in lieu of L'"°™'"^'^'"- 
any rights or claims to which said city of Leominster may be 
entitled for or on account of the relocation of the boundary line 
between said cities, and said city of Fitchburg is hereby author- 
ized to appropriate such sum. 

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

Approved February 24, 1925. 

An Act relative to adjournments of town meetings at- Qhn'n aa 

TENDED BY LESS THAN A QUORUM. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty-nine of the General Laws, as amended in o. l. 39, § i3, 
section thirteen by section five of chapter four hundred and ''^'^ ' ^^^nded. 
eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, is 
hereby further amended by striking out said section thirteen 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 13. Quorum at 
Towns may prescribe by by-law the number of voters necessary ^°"" meetings. 



52 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 67. 



Proviso as to 
adjournments 
by less than 
quorum. 
When not 
applicable. 



to constitute a quorum at town meetings; provided, that a 
number less than a quorum may from time to time adjourn the 
same. This section shall not apply to such parts of meetings 
as are devoted exclusively to the election of town officers. 

Approved February 24> 1925. 



Chap. 



G. L. 204, § 13, 
amended. 



Compromises 
by certain 
fiduciary offi- 
cers under 
authority of 
probate court. 



G. L. 204, § 14, 
amended. 



Compromises 
by certain 
fiduciary offi- 
cers under 
authority of 
supreme judi- 
cial court or 
probate court. 



Parties to com- 
promises, etc. 



Compromises, 
etc., when 
valid, etc. 



67 An Act to permit the supreme judicial and probate courts 
TO authorize a receiver, commissioner or other fidu- 
ciary OFFICER TO ADJUST BY ARBITRATION OR COMPROMISE 
ANY DEMAND IN FAVOR OF OR AGAINST OR ANY CONTROVERSY 
CONCERNING THE ESTATE BY HIM REPRESENTED, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirteen of chapter two hundred and four 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
second line, the words " or trustee " and inserting in place thereof 
the words : — , receiver, commissioner or other fiduciary officer 
appointed by it, or a trustee, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 13. The probate court may authorize an executor, ad- 
ministrator, guardian, conservator, receiver, commissioner or 
other fiduciary officer appointed by it, or a trustee, to adjust by 
arbitration or compromise any demand in favor of or against 
the estate by him represented. 

Section 2. Section fourteen of said chapter two hundred 
and four is hereby amended by striking out, in the second line, 
the words "or trustee" and inserting in place thereof the words: 
— , receiver, commissioner or other fiduciary officer appointed 
by the probate court, or a trustee, — • and by inserting after the 
word "conservator" in the thirteenth line, the words: — , re- 
ceiver, commissioner or other fiduciary officer, — so as to read 
as follows :^ — Section I4. The supreme judicial court or the 
probate court may authorize an executor, administrator, guard- 
ian, conservator, receiver, commissioner or other fiduciary 
officer appointed by the probate court, or a trustee, to adjust 
by arbitration or compromise any controversy or question as to 
the administration or distribution of the estate in his possession, 
or as to his accounting therefor, or as to any matter relating 
to said estate, or as to the construction of a will or trust created 
by a written instrument, or as to his power and authority there- 
under, or as to any controversy growing out of said will or in- 
strument that may arise between him and any other person or 
the guardian or conservator of any person interested under said 
will or instrument or in said estate, or between claimants or the 
guardians or conservators of claimants to said estate, ,to which 
arbitration or compromise, in the form of an agreement in writ- 
ing, such executor, administrator, guardian, conservator, re- 
ceiver, commissioner or other fiduciary officer or trustee, and 
all other persons in being and of full age and not under guardian- 
ship, and the guardian or conservator, if any, of all other per- 
sons who claim a vested interest in said estate, whose interests 
will, in the opinion of the court, be aft'ected by the proposed 
arbitration or compromise, shall be parties. An award or com- 
promise made in writing in such a case, if found by the court to 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 68, 69, 70. 53 

be just and reasonable in its effects upon the interests of minors 
and persons under guardianship or conservatorship, and upon 
any future contingent interests in said estate, shall, when ap- 
proved by the court, be valid and binding upon all such interests 
and upon the original parties to said agreement, and a decree 
shall be entered accordingly. If the court finds that any minor Court to 
or person without legal capacity or under guardianship, or any g^^ftativM for 
future contingent interests, may be affected, it may appoint certain per- 

, ' ^ u • VI. •'»"-^- etc. 

some person or persons to represent such mmor or person with- 
out legal capacity or under guardianship, or future contingent 
interests in such controversy, question, administration or ac- 
count upon such conditions as to costs as it may order. 

Approved February 26, 1925. 

An Act relating to contracts for rental of hydrants (JJiQrf 68 

BETWEEN THE TOWN OF LEICESTER AND THE CHERRY VALLEY 
AND ROCHDALE WATER DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUotos: 

Section 1. All contracts between the town of Leicester and ^."'jH^'^fl^"'' 
the Cherry Valley and Rochdale Water District for rental of drants between 
hydrants in said district entered into after the passage of this act Le'ictster and 
shall be upon such terms as the parties thereto may agree upon, y^'^,^^'^"^ 
and the provisions of section three of chapter three hundred and Rochdale Water 
eighty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and ten, in so far as 
they state the terms of such contracts, are hereby repealed. 

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

Approved March 2, 1925. 



l^istrict. 



Chap. 69 



An Act fixing the time when the redivision of the cities 
of cambridge and lowell into wards shall take effect 
for certain purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section 1. The wards of the cities of Cambridge and Lowell, R'^division of 
as established by the redivision of nineteen hundred and twenty- bridge and 
four, shall be used hereafter for all municipal elections in said l^^y^l] ^^en to 
cities, respectively, for all assessments of taxes therein and ^a^e effect for 
for all other purposes necessary for such elections or assess- poses. ^^ 
ments, notwithstanding the provisions of section four of chap- 
ter fifty-four of the General Laws. 

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

Approved March 2, 1925. 

An Act authorizing the establishment of-a reserve police fjinnj 70 

FORCE IN THE TOWN OF METHUEN. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. ■ 

Section 1. The selectmen of the town of Methuen may from Reserve police 
time to time, as authorized by the town, appoint, subject to iorcpntown 
chapter thirty-one of the General Laws except as hereinafter establishment, 
previded, suitable persons to constitute a reserve pohce force '^^'^' 
for said town, to a number not exceeding one for every two mem- 
bers of its regular police force. Members of said reserve force 



54 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 71, 72. 



Powers and 
duties. 

Compensation. 



Appointments 
to regular po- 
lice force from 
reserve force, 
etc. 



may be removed by the selectmen at any time for any reason 
satisfactory to them and shall be subject to such rules and regu- 
lations as the selectmen may prescribe. 

Section 2. The members of said reserve force shall, when 
on duty, have all the powers and duties of members of the regu- 
lar police force of said town, and shall be paid by the town such 
compensation as the selectmen may fix. 

Section 3. All appointments to the regular police force in 
said town shall hereafter be made from the reserve force, sub- 
ject to such rules and regulations as the division of civil service 
may prescribe, except that a period of six months of actual serv- 
ice as a reserve officer shall be the minimum probationary period 
under said rules and regulations. 

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

Approved March 2, 1925. 



Chav 71 An Act relative to the powers and authority of legal 
assistants employed by the district attorney for the 

SUFFOLK district. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty of chapter twelve of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in 
place thereof the following : — In matters connected with the 
work for which he is so employed, an attorney shall have all the 
powers and authority of an assistant district attorney, — so as 
to read as follows : — Section 20. The district attorney for the 
Suffolk district may employ additional legal assistants, with the 
approval of the chief justice of the superior court. The length 
of time of such employment, which shall in no instance exceed 
three months, and the amount of compensation, which shall in 
no instance exceed two thousand dollars, shall be determined 
by said district attorney, with the approval of said chief justice. 
Such compensation shall be paid by the treasurer of Suffolk 
county upon presentation of bills approved by said district at- 
torney, by said chief justice and by the auditor of said county. 
In matters connected with the work for which he is so employed, 
an attorney shall have all the powers and authority of an assist- 
ant district attorney. Approved March 2, 1925. 



G. L. 12, § 20, 
amended. 



Legal assist- 
ants employed 
by district 
attorney for 
Suffolk dis- 
trict, length 
of time of 
employment, 
compensation, 
etc. 



To have pow- 
ers of an assist- 
ant district 
attorney, etc. 



Chap, 72 



G. L. 98, § 20, 
etc., amend('(i. 



An Act providing for uniform testing and sealing of 
weighing and measuring devices. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-nine of chapter ninety-eight of the General 
Laws, as amended by section seven of chapter two hundred and 
fifty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is 
hereby further amended by adding at the end thereof the follow- 
ing: — He may also, if he deems it desirable, and shall, upon 
request of the manufacturer of any weighing or measuring de- 
vice or of any sealer of weights and measures, examine such 
device to determine whether or not its construction is such as 
to insure reasonably permanent accuracy and whether or not 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 73, 74. 55 

it may be used to facilitate the perpetration of fraud, approving 
or disapproving it accordingly. When any weighing or meas- 
uring device has been so approved or disapproved by him, he 
shall notify all sealers of weights and measures, who shall there- 
after act in accordance with such approval or disapproval when 
devices of that type are submitted to them for test, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 29. The director shall enforce the certain duties 
laws relating to the use of weighing and measuring devices and gf^^'J^'^j"'' °^ 
the giving of false or insufficient weight or measure and shall 
keep a detailed record of his work in connection therewith. He units of 
shall also from time to time establish units of measurement to be "or wwden"* 
observed in the sale of wooden shingles in the commonwealth, shirgies. 
He may also, if he deems it desirable, and shall, upon request ?^';.'^,f"™ **?.'- 
of the manufacturer of any weighing or measuring device or of ofVeigh'ing 
any sealer of weights and measures, examine such device to devi^.'^^"'^^ 
determine whether or not its construction is such as to insure 
reasonably permanent accuracy and whether or not it may be 
used to facilitate the perpetration of fraud, approving or disap- 
proving it accordingly. When any weighing or measuring de- 
vice has been so approved or disapproved by him, he shall notify 
all sealers of weights and measures, who shall thereafter act in 
accordance with such approval or disapproval when devices of 
that type are submitted to them for test. 

Approved March 2, 1925. 

An Act relative to the powers and obligations of title Q]iQ^r) 73 

INSURANCE COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., a& follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the General Laws, g. l. i7s, §114, 
as amended in section one hundred and fourteen by section ten '^^'^■' amended. 
of chapter four hundred and six of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-four, is hereby further amended by striking out 
said section one hundred and fourteen and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section llA. A company organized ''^''''^ ''i?"'''''"';^ 

, , , . F' „ . « 11- comp-inies not 

under the eleventh clause 01 section lorty-seven or under earlier subinct to 
laws relating to such companies shall not be subject to this exc^tle^t'c. 
chapter, except this section and sections three A, four, six, fif- 
teen, sixteen, eighteen, nineteen, nineteen A, twenty-two, twenty- 
five, twenty-six, thirty, thirty-two, thirty-three, forty-four, forty- 
seven to forty-nine, inclusive, fifty-seven to sixty-one, inclusive, 
sixty-two so far as applicable, sixty-nine to seventy-two, in- 
clusive, one hundred and sixteen, one hundred and eighty -nine, 
one hundred and ninety-three A and one hundred and ninety- 
four. Such company may transact all the kinds of business 
specified in said eleventh clause. Approved March 2, 1925. 

An Act authorizing the borrowing of money by coun- (Jhav 74 

TIES TO MEET EXTRAORDINARY EXPENDITURES IN CASES OF 
EMERGENCY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty-five of the General Laws is hereby amended ^gt^^jf^' ^^"^ 
by inserting after section thirty -six the following new section : — after § 36. 



56 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 75. 



Counties may 
borrow moiicy 
to meet 
extraordinary 
expenditures 
in cases of 
emergency. 



Approval by 
certain board. 



Expenditures, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



Section 36 A. For the purpose of providing funds for the repair 
or reconstruction of any building, plant, structure or equipment 
of any county institution damaged or destroyed by fire or other 
catastrophe, or of any county building or other structure so 
damaged or destroyed, whenever such repair or reconstruction 
is necessary to prevent a discontinuance of the work or service 
conducted by such institution or inconvenience to the pubhc, 
or for the purpose of providing funds for meeting anj^ other 
emergency in the administration of the affairs of a county, the 
county commissioners, with the approval of a board composed 
of the attorney general, the state treasurer and the director of 
accounts, may, and in case of repairs or reconstruction at a 
county institution under the supervision of a board of trustees, 
at the request of said trustees, shall issue notes of the county ma- 
turing within one year from their respective dates. Said notes 
shall be signed by the treasurer and countersigned by a majority 
of the commissioners and may be sold at such discount as the 
commissioners may deem proper, the discount to be treated as 
interest paid in advance. The proceeds thereof shall be paid 
into the county treasury and shall be expended by the county 
commissioners in payment of bills contracted for the purposes 
of said repairs or reconstruction or to meet such emergency; 
provided, that in case of such repairs or reconstruction at a 
county institution under the supervision of a board of trustees, 
said proceeds shall be expended in payment of bills so contracted 
by said trustees. Approved March 2,. 1925. 



Sterling Water 
District, es- 
tablished. 



Chap. 75 An Act establishing the sterling water district in the 

TOWN OF sterling. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of Sterling, liable 
to taxation therein, and residing within the territory comprised 
within the following boundary lines, to wit : — Beginning at the 
southwesterly corner of the proposed district, at a point in the 
center of the old county road leading from Princeton to Worces- 
ter and at the northerly line of property owned by R. Hadley; 
thence northerly by the center of said county road to its inter- 
section with the county road leading from Princeton to Lan- 
caster; thence westerly by said Princeton-Lancaster road to the 
westerly line of property owned by AUie L. Harrington; thence 
northeasterly to the center of the Westminster-Sterling road at 
its junction with a town road leading to the home of William A. 
Taft; thence southeasterly to the center of the Sterling-Clinton 
road at the northerly line of Oak Hill cemetery; thence southerly 
to the intersection of two town roads near the house of E. M. 
Jones; thence continuing southerly and more westerly by one 
of said town roads to its intersection with the Kendall Hill road; 
thence northwesterly by Kendall Hill road to the southerly line 
of land of Pollen Westland; thence southwesterly to a point in the 
center of Washacum avenue at the southerly line of land owned 
by Geo. Elliott; thence northwesterly to the place of beginning, 
substantially as shown on a plan marked "Town of Sterling 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 75. 57 

Proposed Water District", dated December first, nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-four, by S. H. Pitcher Co., shall constitute a 
water district, and are hereby made a body corporate, by the 
name of the Sterling Water District, for the purpose of supply- 
ing themselves with water for the extinguishment of fires and 
for domestic and other purposes, for assessing and raising taxes 
as provided herein for payment for such services, and for de- 
fraying the necessary expenses of carrying on the business of 
said district, subject to all general laws now or hereafter in 
force relating to such districts, except as otherwise provided 
herein. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, said district, acting Ma: take cer- 
by and through its board of water commissioners hereinafter tam waters, etc. 
provided for, may take by eminent domain imder chapter sev- 
enty-nine of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase or other- 
wise, and hold, the water of any well, pond, brook, spring or 
stream or of any groimd water sources by means of driven or 
other wells within the limits of the town of Sterling; and for said tafn jan^dg^etc. 
purposes may take as aforesaid, or acquire by purchase or other- 
wise, and hold, all lands, rights of way and other easements in 
said town necessary for collecting, storing, holding and preserv- 
ing such water and protecting the same from contamination and 
conveying the same to any part of said district; provided, that 
no waters or lands or rights in land of the commonwealth under 
the control of the metropolitan district commission for water 
supply purposes under chapter ninety-two of the General Laws 
shall be taken by said Sterling Water District by eminent do- 
main. Said Sterling Water District may take water for water May take water 
supply purposes for its own inhabitants from any source of water undw^con^troi 
supply under the control of said metropolitan district commission "^,"'[f,™f°t '' 
in the town of Sterling and from the Wachusett reservoir upon commission 
such terms and conditions as may be mutualh' agreed upon by vJ^ldmsTtt 
the metropolitan district commission and said district, but such reservoir, etc. 
terms shall not include any charge for water used or to be used 
under this act; and said district may enter upon the lands of uponTtate 
the commonwealth at such place or places, or in such manner, land, etc. 
as nui}^ be approved by the metropolitan district commission, 
for the purpose of constructing and maintaining thereon pipes 
or pipe lines or other structures for the purpose of conveying 
such water; provided that, for all damages caused to the com- Proviso, 
monwealth by all such work, construction or maintenance of 
said pipes, pipe lines or structures, said district shall pay to the 
commonwealth such compensation as may be agreed upon be- 
tween the said district and the said commission, and, if they can- 
not agree, such compensation as shall be determined by a master 
to be appointed by the supreme judicial court on the petition 
of either party interested, the report of such master, when made 
and accepted by said court, to be final and binding on all parties. 
Said district may erect on the lands acquired and held under May erect 
this act proper dams, wells, buildings, fixtures and other struc- ings,%tc!" 
tures 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 



58 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 75. 



May lay con- 
duits, pipes, 
etc. 



Restrictions as 
to entry upon 
railroad loca- 
tions. 



Department of 
public health 
to approve 
sources of water 
supply, etc. 



Certain rights 
of town of 
Clinton not 
affected. 



Property dam- 
ages, recovery, 
etc. 



May issue 
bonds, etc. 



Sterling Water 
District Loan, 
Act of 1S25. 



Payment of 
loan, etc. 



maintenance of complete and effective water works; and for 
that purpose may construct and lay conduits, pipes and other 
works, over and under any lands, water courses, railroads, rail- 
ways, and public or private ways, and along such ways, in such 
manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct the same; and for the 
purposes of constructing, maintaining and repairing conduits, 
pipes and other works, and for all other proper purposes of this 
act, said district may dig up any such lands, and, under the di- 
rection of the selectmen of the town of Sterling, enter upon and 
dig up any such ways, in such manner as to cause the least 
hindrance to public travel thereon. The said district shall not 
enter upon the location of any railroad corporation, or construct 
or lay any pipes, conduits or other works within such location, 
except at such time and in such manner as it may agree upon 
with such railroad corporation, or, in case of failure so to agree, 
as may be approved by the department of public utilities. No 
sources of water supply for domestic purposes, and no lands 
necessary for protecting the said waters as aforesaid, shall be 
taken or used under this act without the consent and approval 
of the department of public health, and 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 department. 
Nothing in this act shall be construed to affect any rights in 
any pond, stream or sources of water supply or other rights now 
owned or exercised by the town of Clinton in the town of 
Sterling. 

Section 3. Any person sustaining damages in his property 
by any taking under this act or any other thing done under 
authority thereof may recover such damages from said district 
under said chapter seventy-nine; but the right to damages for 
the taking of any water, water right or water source, or for any 
injury thereto, shall not vest until water is actually withdrawn 
or diverted under authority of this act. 

Section 4. For the purpose of paying the necessary ex- 
penses and liabilities incurred under the provisions of this act, 
the said district may borrow from time to time such sums as may 
be necessary, not exceeding in the aggregate eighty thousand 
dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear 
on their face the words, Sterling Water District Loan, Act of 
1925. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, 
and such loans shall be payable in not more than thirty years 
from their dates. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall 
be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws. 

Section 5. The said district shall, at the time of authorizing 
the said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in ac- 
cordance with section four of this act; and when a vote to that 
effect lias been passed, a sum which, with the income derived 
from water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual expense 
of operating the water works and interest as it accrues on bonds 
or notes issued as aforesaid, and to make such payments on the 
principal as may be required under this act, shall, without 
further vote, be assessed upon the said district by the assessors 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 75. 59 

of the town of Sterling annually thereafter until the debt in- 
curred by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 6. Any land taken or acquired under this act shall fj'J^^l^l^''^'^ 
be managed, improved and controlled by the board of water etc., land ' 
commissioners hereinafter provided for, in such manner as they *^ °°' ®'*'' 
shall deem for the best interest of the district. All authority 
vested in said board by this section shall be subject to the pro- 
visions of section nine. 

Section 7. Whenever a tax is duly voted by said district ^^^'^p^^^j^jo^ 
for the purposes of this act, the clerk shall send a certified copy of taxes. 
of the vote to the assessors of the towTi of Sterling, who shall 
assess the same on said district in the same manner in all respects 
in which town taxes are required by law to be assessed. The 
assessment shall be committed to the town collector who shall 
collect the tax in the manner provided for the collection of town 
taxes, and shall deposit the proceeds with the district treasurer 
for the use and benefit of the district. The district may collect 
interest on overdue taxes in the same manner in which interest 
is authorized to be collected on town taxes. 

Section 8. A meeting of the voters of the territory included ^g^^'^c^ifed'^etc 
within the boundaries set forth in section one shall be called, on 
petition of ten or more legal voters therein, by a warrant from 
the selectmen of the town of Sterling, 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 moderator is chosen. After the choice of a mod- Question of 
erator, the question of the acceptance of this act shall be sub- acrto be^'sub- 
mitted to the voters, and if it shall be accepted by a majority fitted, etc. 
of the voters present and voting thereon it shall take full effect, 
and the meeting may then proceed to act upon the other articles 
contained in the warrant. 

Section 9. Said district shall, at the same meeting at which District clerk, 
this act is accepted and after such acceptance, elect by ballot [iryand"^^*' 
a district clerk and a district treasurer, who may be the same board of water 

. „ , "^ J. nommissionere, 

person, to hold omce until one year trom the next succeeding c'ection, 

annual meeting, and at each annual meeting after the first, terms, etc. 

their successors shall be elected by ballot for one year; and there 

shall also be elected by ballot three persons to hold office, one 

until three years, one until two years, and one until one year, 

from the next succeeding annual meeting, to constitute a board 

of water commissioners. At each annual meeting after the first, 

one such commissioner shall be elected by ballot for three years. 

All officers of the district shall hold office until their successors 

are elected and qualified. All the authority granted to said 

district by this act, except sections four and five and except as 

otherwise specially pro\ided, shall be vested in the said board 

of water commissioners, who shall be subject, however, to such 

instructions, rules and regulations as the district may impose 

by its vote. Any vacancy occurring in said board from any vacancies in 

board, etc. 



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Acts, 1925. — Chap. 75. 



Order for 
drafts from 
treasury. 



Commissioners 
to fix water 
rates, etc. 



Net surplus, 
how to be 
used, etc. 



Annual, etc., 
report. 



Adoption of 
by-laws, calling 
of meetings, 
etc. 



To have certain 
rights, etc. 



Penalty for 
polluting 
water, etc. 



Submission to 
\'oters of dis- 
trict, etc. 



cause may be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by 
the district at any legal meeting called for the purpose. No 
money shall be drawn from the district treasury except upon 
the written order of a majority of the said board. 

Section 10. Said board of water commissioners shall fix 
just and equitable prices and rates for the use of water, and 
shall prescribe the time and manner of payment. The income 
of the water works shall be used to defray all operating expenses, 
interest charges and payments on principal as they become due 
upon any bonds or notes issued under authority of this act. If 
there should be a net surplus remaining after providing for the 
aforesaid charges, it shall be used for such new construction or 
reconstruction as said board may determine upon, and in case 
a surplus should remain after payment for such new construction 
or reconstruction the water rates shall be reduced proportion- 
ately. No money shall be expended in new construction or 
reconstruction by said board except from the net surplus afore- 
said, unless the district appropriates and provides money there- 
for. All authority vested in said board of water commissioners 
by the foregoing provisions of this section shall be subject to 
the provisions of section nine. Said board shall annually, and 
as often as the district may require, render to the district a 
report upon the condition of the works under its charge and an 
account of its doings, including an account of receipts and 
expenditures. 

Section 11. Said district may adopt by-laws prescribing 
by whom and how meetings may be called and notified, and 
upon the application of ten or more legal votei's of said district, 
meetings may also be called by warrant from a justice of the 
peace as provided in section eight; said district may also choose 
such other officers, not provided for in this act, as it may deem 
proper or necessary. Said district shall have all the rights and 
privileges conferred by law upon water districts and fire districts, 
so far as applicable. 

Section 12. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- 
lutes or diverts any water obtained or supplied under this act, 
or wilfully or wantonly injures any reservoir, standpipe, aque- 
duct, 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 
wilful or wanton acts shall be punished by a fine of not more 
than one hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than 
six months. 

Section 13. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority of the voters of the district described in section 
one, present and voting thereon at a meeting called for the pur- 
pose within three years after its passage; but the mnnber of 
meetings so called in any one year shall not exceed three; and 
for the purpose of being ."lubmitted to the voters as aforesaid, 
this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 2, 1925. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 76, 77. 61 



An Act relative to the filing of nomination papers for Qfid^n yg 

THE nomination OF CANDIDATES FOR REPRESENTATIVE TO 
THE GENERAL COURT TO BE VOTED FOR AT THE STATE PRIMARY 
IN THE YEAR NINETEEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Nomination papers of candidates for representative to the Filing of 
general court to be voted for at the state primary in the year pa™erTof*candi- 
nineteen hundred and twenty-six shall be filed with the state dates for repre- 
secretary on or before the third Tuesday, instead of the fifth glne^aVcoiu-t 
Tuesday, preceding the day of said primary. ^° ^tlte"*^'* ^°' 

Approved March 2, 1926. primary in 

■^■^ year 1926. 



Chap. 77 



An Act relative to the execution of release deeds to 
persons redeeming land taken by or sold to a city or 
town for the non-payment of taxes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Chapter sixty of the General Laws, as amended in section o. l. 60, § 62, 
sixty-two by chapter three of the acts of nineteen hundred and ^'*' • amended, 
twenty-four and by chapter fifty-one of the acts of the current 
year, is hereby further amended by striking out said section 
sixty-two and inserting in place thereof the following: — Sec- Redemption of 
tion 62. Any person having an interest in land taken or sold land taken or 
for non-payment of taxes, including those assessed under sec- 
tions twelve, thirteen and fourteen of chapter fifty-nine, or 
his heirs or assigns, may, at any time prior to the filing of a peti- 
tion for foreclosure under section sixty-five, redeem the same 
by paying or tendering to the collector, if the estate has been 
taken or purchased by the town, the amount of the tax, all in- 
tervening taxes, charges and fees, and interest on the whole 
at the rate of eight per cent per annum; or by paying or tender- 
ing to the purchaser, or his legal representatives or assigns, the 
original sum and intervening taxes paid by him and interest 
on the whole at said rate. In each case he shall also pay for 
examination of title and a deed of release not more than three 
dollars in the aggregate; and in addition thereto the actual cost 
of recording the tax deed or evidence of taking. He may re- 
deem the land by paying to the collector the sum which he 
would be required to pay to the purchaser, with one dollar 
additional. If land taken by or sold to a city or town for non- Release deeds 
payment of taxes is redeemed, the city treasurer or acting city d^p^^nTfand 
treasurer, notwithstanding the provisions of the charter of his taken by or 
city, or the town treasurer, as the case may be, shall sign, exe- ortown?etc^ 
cute and deliver on behalf of the city or town a release of all the 
right, title and interest, which it acquired by such taking or 
purchase, in and to the land so redeemed. No person shall ^ct^ng^pro°'' 
knowingly collect or attempt to collect for the redemption of hibited. 
any such land a sum of money greater than that authorized by 
this section. Approved March 2, 1925. 



62 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 78, 79, 80. 



G. L. 72. § 3. 
par. First, 
amended. 



School census, 
taking, etc. 



First school 
census under 
amended law. 



Chap. 78 An Act relative to the time of taking the school census. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter seventy -two of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the eighth 
Hne, the word " April " and inserting in place thereof the word : — 
October, — • and by inserting after the word "certificate", in the 
ninth line, the following new sentence: — Such information shall 
be collected during the first two weeks of said October, — so 
that paragraph First will read as follows : — First. The num- 
ber of persons between the ages of five and seven, the number 
between seven and fourteen, and the number between fourteen 
and sixteen, residing in the town October first last preceding the 
date of the certificate. Such information shall be collected 
during the first two weeks of said October. 

Section 2. The first school census to be taken under section 
three of said chapter seventy-two, as amended by the preced- 
ing section, shall be taken during the first two weeks of the 
month of October in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-six, 
Certain re- and superintendents of schools shall not in said year be required 
superintendonts ^o makc retums uuder paragraph entitled " First " of said section 
of schools not three. Approved March 2, 1925. 

required, etc. ^ ^ 

Chap. 79 An Act requiring uniform transfer cards for school 

children. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirteen of chapter seventy-six of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out, in the fifth line, the word 
"containing" and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
in a form prescribed by the department of education which 
shall contain, in addition to any other information relative to 
him, — so as to read as follows: — Section 13. When any 
child described in section one leaves the school or institution 
where he is being educated because of change of residence 
to another town in the commonwealth, the superintendent 
of schools, in the case of a public school, or otherwise the 
person in charge, shall furnish such child a transfer card in a 
form prescribed by the department of education which shall 
contain, in addition to any other information relative to him, 
his name, age, grade in school, and in every case possible, his 
new street and number, and shall forthwith send a duplicate 
thereof to the superintendent of schools of the town where the 
child is to reside. Approved March 2, 1925. 



G. L. 76, § 13. 
amended. 



Transfer cards 
for school 
children. 



Chap. 



80 An Act relative to certificates illegally issued by fra- 
ternal benefit societies, to the transaction of business 
on behalf of unlicensed fraternal benefit societies 
and extending certain provisions of law to limited 
fraternal benefit societies. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

miw^section SECTION L Chapter One hundred and seventy-six of the 

after § 47. General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 80. 63 

forty-seven the following new section: — Section 4? A. Any Certificates, 
contract of insurance or any benefit certificate made, issued or ^s'y'ed bf*"^ 
delivered by any society in violation of any provision of this fraternal 
chapter, or any provision of its charter, articles of association, ties to be 
constitution or by-laws, shall nevertheless be valid and binding ^''^'>'^' ^^''• 
upon it and its members, but the rights, duties and obligations 
of the parties thereto shall be determined by the provisions of 
this chapter and of the charter, articles of association, constitu- 
tion and by-laws of the society. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-six, as G. l. i76, § 45, 
amended in section forty-five by chapter ninety of the acts of ^ *^ ' ^"^" 
nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further amended 
by striking out said section forty-five and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — Section 45. Domestic fraternal benefit J^^M^i'^benefit 
corporations governed by direct vote of their members and societies may 
limiting their membership as pro\aded in section four and do- b^ln'^g, etc. 
mestic fraternal benefit corporations limiting their membership 
to the permanent employees of cities or towns, the common- 
wealth or the federal government, and not paying death benefits, 
but paying annuities or gratuities contingent upon disability 
or long service, may continue to transact business in the com- 
monwealth. Such corporations and like societies incorporated ^r^aTn"provT- 
under this chapter shall be governed by sections four to eleven, sions of law. 
inclusive, fourteen and twenty-one, so far as the same are ap- 
plicable, twenty-two, twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-two, thirty-six 
to thirty-eight, inclusive, forty-seven, forty-seven A, forty-eight 
and forty-nine of this chapter and section five of chapter fifty- 
nine, and in addition by the following provisions: The officers Election of 
of such limited corporations shall be elected by ballot by the ° ""^'^" 



members as often as once in two years. Proxies shall not be No proxy 
used in voting. No person under sixteen shall be admitted to ™g"^^' 
membership. The recording officer of such a corporation shall members. 
file with the commissioner amendments to its b^'-laws, in Eng- 



lish, within thirty days after their adoption and shall likewise of by-laws. etc. 
file forthwith a duly certified copy of its by-laws whene\'er the 
commissioner requires in writing. Such equitable assessments. Assessments. 
either periodical or otherwise, shall be made upon the members 
as shall be necessary to carry out the purposes of the organiza- 
tion. Paid agents shall not be employed in soliciting or pro- Restrictions 
curing members, except that corporations which limit their membera^"'^"'^ 
certificate holders to a particular fraternity may pay members 
for securing new members, and any corporation may pay local 
collectors. 

No corporation formed after January first, nineteen hundred Meinbership 
and twelve, unless it confines its membership to that of a par- required before 
ticular fraternity in any one county or to a lodge of some fra- p^'y ble'nefits!" 
ternity, shall contract to pay benefits to its members until it unless, etc. 
shall satisfy the commissioner that it has received at least five 
hundred bona fide applications for membership. With the Transferor 
written approval of the commissioner and the consent of each "fj^fun'^dg''' 
corporation expressed by vote at a duly called meeting, any 
corporation governed by this section may transfer its member- 
ship and funds to any authorized similar corporation. 



64 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 80. 



Penalty. 



G. L. 176, § 46, 
etc., amended. 



Limited fra- 
ternal benefit 
societies may 
transact busi- 
ness in com- 
monwealth 
without con- 
forming to 
certain provi- 
sions of law. 



Proviso. 



Payments 
upon death of 
wife of 
member. 
Proviso. 



Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be pun- 
ished as provided in section fifty. 

Section 3. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-six, as 
amended in section fortj-six by section one of chapter one hun- 
dred and fifty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
one and by chapter four hundred and ninety-four of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty -two, is hereby further amended 
by striking out said section forty-six and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 46'. A domestic society which 
limits its membership as provided in section four, or which 
limits its membership to the members and ex-members of any 
social organization having a lodge system and secret form of 
work; or a secret order or fraternity which operates on the lodge 
system with a representative form of government and grants 
insurance benefits as incidental only to the work of the order 
or fraternity; or a purely charitable association or corporation 
existing on May twenty-third, nineteen hundred and one, any 
one of which pays a death or funeral benefit limited to not more 
than two hundred dollars, disability benefits not exceeding ten 
dollars a week, or any or all of such benefits, or a domestic so- 
ciety which limits its membership as provided in said section 
four to the employees of a designated firm, business house or 
corporation, or any department thereof, and pays disability 
benefits not exceeding fifteen dollars a week, and which is not 
conducted as a business enterprise or for profit, and a subordi- 
nate lodge of a secret fraternity or order as defined in this section 
which is not conducted as a business enterprise or for profit, 
which pays death benefits to families or dependents of deceased 
members as fixed by its by-laws, but not more than two hun- 
dred dollars if the lodge membership is two hundred or less, and 
if over two hundred not in excess of the amount of an assessment 
of one dollar upon each member thereof in good standing at the 
time of the death of the member, and a society, either domestic 
or foreign, which confines its membership to members of organ- 
izations defined in the second sentence of section twenty-nine 
of chapter one hundred and seventy-five, and which embraces 
therein only persons of the same occupation, may transact busi- 
ness in the commonwealth without conforming to the provisions 
of this chapter except this section and sections twenty-nine, 
thirty, thirty-six, forty-seven, forty-seven A and forty-nine, of 
chapter one hundred and seventy-five, or of chapter one hundred 
and seventy-seven; provided, that no proceeding shall be in- 
stituted under said section thirty-six because such society 
has a membership of less than four hundred. The seventh 
clause of section five of chapter fifty-nine shall apply to such a 
society. 

Any society transacting business under this section may, in 
the event of the death of the wife of a member, pay to said mem- 
ber a part of the amount payable at said member's death ; pro- 
vided that the amount so paid shall be deducted from the 
amount payable at the member's death, and that the total 
amount so paid, both at the death of the nicnil)er and of the 
member's wife, shall not exceed the amount allowed by this 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 80. 65 

section to be paid at the death of a member. Any such society Furnishing 
may also furnish physicians and nurses for its members and their ^ure^!'^"^ ^^^ 
famihes. 

Any such Hmited society may be incorporated, and Hmited u^'how^n-^ 
fraternal benefit corporations may be formed, in the manner pre- corporated, etc. 
scribed in and be subject to this section and to sections six, 
seven, nine, ten, twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-two, thirty-six, 
forty-seven, forty-seven A and forty-nine of this chapter and 
the seventh clause of section five of chapter fifty-nine; pro- Proviso. 
vided, that no proceeding shall be instituted under said section 
thirty-six because such society has a membership of less than 
four hundred. 

The recording officer of any society subject to this section Filing of copy 
shall forthwith file with the commissioner, whenever he requires °^ by-laws. 
in writing, a duly certified copy of its by-laws. 

A society subject to this section shall within thirty days Financial 
after a written request therefor by the commissioner file with statements. 
him a financial statement, in such form and detail and of such 
date as he may prescribe, signed and sworn to by its president 
and secretary and treasurer. 

Any person violating any provision of this section, and any Penalty, 
such society, or any officer or agent thereof, paying or agreeing 
to pay death or disability benefits in excess of the amounts 
herein prescribed or collecting dues or assessments therefor, 
shall be punished as provided in section fifty. 

Section 4. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-six is g. l. i76, § 47, 
hereby further amended by striking out section forty-seven and "^"^"'^ed. 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 47. The su- Law violations 
perior court shall have jurisdiction in equity, upon an informa- bene'isrsode- 
tion filed by the attorney general at the relation of the commis- *>^? l^^y ^^. 

"^ • 11 • 1 • (• 1 • 1 1 j> enjoined, etc. 

sioner, to restram all violations of this chapter and to entorce 
compliance with the provisions thereof and payment of all fines, 
forfeitures or penalties provided thereby. The remedy herein 
provided shall be in addition to all other remedies otherwise 
provided by law or by this chapter, and not in substitution 
therefor. 

Section 5. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-six is g. l. i76, § 49-, 
hereby further amended by striking out section forty-nine and ™^ 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 49. Who- Penalty for 
ever solicits membership in any society not duly authorized to b^"^e°s^' on °^ 
transact business in the commonwealth, or, whoever, for a per- behalf of 

, , , . ,„ ^ !• -x • unlicensed fra- 

son other than himseli, or as an agent, solicitor, organizer, ternai benefit 
officer or other representative of any such society or of any local societies, etc. 
or subordinate lodge or branch thereof, acts or aids in any 
manner in the issue, delivery, negotiation, continuance or re- 
newal of any contract of insurance or benefit certificate in such 
society, or whoever, as such agent, solicitor, organizer, officer 
or other representative, acts or aids in any manner in the trans- 
action of any business on behalf of such society or of any local 
or subordinate lodge or branch thereof, by the collection or 
transmission of dues or assessments, the caUing or holding of 
meetings, or otherwise, shall be punished by a fine of not less 
than fifty nor more than five hundred dollars. 



66 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 81, 8^. 



Penalty for 
representation 
as agent, etc., 
of such 
unlicensed 
societies. 



When section 
five takes 
effect. 



Whoever, by the means of card.s, circulars, letterheads, ad- 
vertisements, signs or other methods, represents or holds himself 
out to the public as being an agent, solicitor, organizer, officer 
or other representative of any such society or of any local or 
subordinate lodge or branch thereof shall be punished by a 
fine of not less than twenty nor more than one hundred dollars. 

Section 6. Section five of this act shall take effect January 
first, nineteen hundred and twenty-six. 

Approved March 2, 1925. 



Chap. 81 An Act relative to the fees chargeable by certain jus- 
tices OF THE PEACE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF CERTAIN PROCESS. 



G. L. 262, § 1, 
amended. 



Fees charge- 
able by jus- 
tices of the 
peace. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter two hundred and sixty-two of the 
General Laws is hereby amended liy striking out the paragraph 
included in the eleventh and twelfth lines and inserting in place 
thereof the following new paragraph: — For issuing a summons, 
process or warrant under section thirty-six of chapter two hun- 
dred and eighteen, two dollars, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 1 . The fees of justices of the peace shall be as follows : 

For a subpoena for one or more witnesses, ten cents. 

For taking a deposition, fifty cents; for writing the deposition 
and caption, at the rate of twelve cents a page; for notice to the 
adverse party, twenty cents. The justice shall certify his fees 
and the deponent's fees on the deposition. 

For administering an oath required by law, except on a trial 
or examination before him, to one or more persons at one time, 
twenty-five cents. 

For the acknowledgment of a deed by one or more grantors, 
if taken at one time, twenty-five cents. 

For issuing a summons, process or warrant under section 
thirtj'-six of chapter two hundred and eighteen, two dollars. 

For taking a deposition to perpetuate testimony, each justice 
shall be entitled to the fees prescribed for all services which are 
personally rendered by him. Approved March 2, 1925. 



Chap. 82 An Act to enable the city of Cambridge to apply certain 

MONEY FOR THE CANCELLATION AND RETIREMENT OF DEBT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Cambrid e SECTION 1. The sinking fund commissioners of the city of 

may apply cer- Cambridge are hereby authorized to apply the sum of two 
cancellation °'^ hundred and fifty-seven thousand five hiuidred dollars received 
and retirement from the Bostou Elevated Railway Companv as its share of the 

of debt. . (. 1 /^ 1 • 1 I • 1 "^ 1 1111 

cost or construction or the Cambridge bricige, and now held by 
said sinking fund commissioners as a special fund, to the pur- 
chase of Cambridge bridge bonds issued under authority of 
section eleven of chapter four hundred and sixty-seven of the 
acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-eight; and bonds so pur- 
chased shall be immediately cancelled and retired. 

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

Ajiprovcd March 3, 1925. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 83. 67 



An Act relative to locations for street railway, electric Qhdjy gQ 

RAILROAD, GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANIES IN CERTAIN BOULE- ^' 

VARDS and RESERVATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section forty-three of chapter ninety-two of the g. l. 92,§ 43, 
General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter three hun- ®**'' an^ended. 
dred and ninety of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four, is hereby further amended by striking out, in the third and 
fourth hues, the words ", subject to the approval of the governor 
and council," so as to read as follows: — Section 43- The com- Metropolitan 
mission may grant locations to street railways or electric rail- ^^ggjon may 
roads within the boulevards and reservations in its care and grant locations 

,11 1 , J I v for street rail- 

control, and may also grant upon, under, along or across such way, electric 
boulevards and reservations such locations as shall be found by and e?Mtn^ 
order of the department of public utilities after public hearing compani^ in 
to be required by public convenience and necessity for poles, andreserva- 
wires, cables or pipes for the transmission of electricity for light, [Jg^ont^of 
heat or power or for the distribution of gas. No grant of a loca- 
tion to a gas or electric company under the provisions of this 
and the following section shall affect the rights of parties under 
sections eighty-six, eighty-seven and eighty-eight of chapter 
one hundred and sixty-four in cases involving locations in public 
ways of a town other than locations upon, under, along or across 
such boulevards or reservations, but such rights shall be de- 
termined without reference to the provisions of this and the 
four following sections or to the grant of any location there- 
under. 

Section 2. Section forty-four of said chapter ninety-two, g. l. 92. § 44, 
as amended by section two of said chapter three hundred and ®*'^' *™ended. 
ninety, is hereby further amended by striking out the last sen- 
tence and inserting in place thereof the following: — Any such 
location shall be void unless a copy of a vote of the board of di- 
rectors of the company accepting such location shall be de- 
posited in the office of the clerk of the town wherein the location 
lies within sixty days after such company received notice of 
the granting of the same. The town clerk shall receive and 
record such copy of the vote of acceptance, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 44- Subject to the provisions of section Notice of hear- 
forty-three, the connnission, upon petition of the directors of a p^ntl'on's^or 
street railway company, or of an electric railroad company, or of locations, etc. 
a duly authorized official or representative of a gas or electric 
company, for such location, shall give notice to all parties inter- 
ested of the time and place at which the commission will give 
a hearing upon such petition, at least fourteen days before the 
hearing, by publication in one or more newspapers published 
in each town where the location petitioned for would lie, and 
if none such is published, then by publication in one or more 
newspapers published in each county where the location peti- 
tioned for would lie ; and after hearing, if in the opinion of the Granting of 
commission public convenience and necessity so require, it may locations, etc. 
§rant such location, or any part thereof, upon such terms, con- 



68 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 84. 



Location void 
unless copy of 
vote of com 



ditions and obligations, and for such compensation, as the 
pubUc interest and a due regard for the rights of the common- 
wealth may require. Any such location shall be void unless a 
copy of a vote of the board of directors of the company accept- 
pany accepting ing such locatiou shall be deposited in the office of the clerk of 
^ocation IS e , ^^^ town whcreiu the location lies within sixty days after such 
company received notice of the granting of the same. The 
town clerk shall receive and record such copy of the vote of 
acceptance. Approved March 3, 1925. 



Listing board 
in city of 
Revere estab- 
lished, etc. 



Tie votes, etc. 



To make lists 
of persons, etc. 



Chap. 84 ^^ ^^T RELATIVE TO THE LISTING OF VOTERS IN THE CITY OF 

REVERE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . There is hereby established in the city of Revere 
a listing board composed of the chief of police and the board 
of assessors of said city, ex officiis. The chairman of the board 
of assessors for the time being shall be the chairman of said 
listing board, hereinafter called the board. In case of a tie 
vote or other disagreement in the board, the presiding justice 
of the district court of Chelsea, or, in case of his disability, 
the senior associate justice of said court who is not disabled, 
shall, for the purpose of settling the disagreement or breaking 
the tie vote, be a member of the board and shall cast the de- 
ciding vote. 

Section 2. The board shall, within the first twenty week 
days of April in each year, by itself or by police officers of said 
city, visit every building in said city, and, after diligent in- 
quiry, make true lists, arranged by streets, wards and voting 
precincts, and containing as nearly as the board can ascertain, 
the name, age, occupation and residence on the first day of 
April in the current year and residence on the first day of April 
in the preceding year, of every person, twenty years of age or 
upward, who is not a pauper in a public institution, residing 
in the city. The board shall designate in such lists all build- 
ings used as residences by such persons, in their order on the 
street where they are situated, by giving the number or other 
definite description of every such building so that it can read- 
ily be identified, and shall place opposite the number or other 
description of every such building the name, age and occu- 
pation of every such person residing therein on the first day 
of April in the current year, and his residence on the first day 
of April in the preceding year. If in any year the chief of 
police shall believe it to be impracticable, because of any pub- 
lic exigency requiring unusual service from the police force of 
the city, to complete within the first twenty week days of 
April the said visitation and to transmit to the registrars of 
voters on or before the twenty-fifth day of May copies of the 
lists described in this section, he may, after giving notice in 
writing to the board, take such further time for such visitation 
and transmission, not exceeding ten week days, as he shall 
deem necessary. 



Buildings used 
as residences 
to be desig- 
nated, etc. 



Further time 
for visitation, 
etc., by police 
force because 
of public 
exigency, etc. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 84. 69 

The board shall place in the lists made by it, opposite the Names of in- 
name of every such person, the name of the inmate, owner or formants to be 

*', .^ ,. ' , , , ' placed in hsta, 

occupant ot the buildmg, or the name and residence of any etc. 
other person, who gives the information relating to such per- 
son. \Yhen such information is given by one person relating 
to more than one such person residing in one building, ditto 
marks may be used in the said lists under the name of the per- 
son giving the information, after his name has once been placed 
opposite the name of such person first written down as residing 
in the building. 

The board shall, upon the personal application of a person To correct 
listed for the correction of any error in its lists, or whenever f^'^'^ig. 
informed of any such error, make due investigation, and upon 
proof thereof correct the same on its lists, and shall immediately 
notify the registrars of voters of such correction, who shall 
correct their copies of said lists accordingly and proceed to 
revise and correct the registers under the provisions of section 
thirty-eight of chapter fifty-one of the General Laws. The 
listing board shall cause all applications and affidavits received 
by it under this section to be preser\'ed for two years. 

Section 3. The board shall, on or before the twenty-fifth To transmit to 
day of May in each year, transmit to the registrars of voters voters certified 
certified copies of those parts of the lists prepared as provided of^il^l'it^?'^^ 
in the preceding section, containing the name, age, occupa- 
tion and residence on the first da\' of April in the current year, 
and the residence on the first day of April in the preceding 
year, of every person, twenty years of age or upward, resid- 
ing in said city, and shall promptly transmit to the registrars 
of voters notice of every addition to and correction in the lists 
made by it. Instead of visiting every building in said city Assessors may 
and making their own lists for assessment of poll taxes, as "ar^d^b •''Hstin 
required in section four of chapter fifty-one of the General board. 
Laws, the assessors may use the lists prepared by the listing 
board, or such parts thereof as they deem advisable. The 
listing board shall furnish all information in its possession 
necessary to aid the registrars in the performance of their 
duties. 

Spxtion 4. The board shall, on or before the first day of To prepare 
July in each year, prepare printed copies of the lists prepared oFusts. Itc!^ 
for the use of the registrars of voters. The board shall print 
such lists in pamphlet form by precincts, deliver to the reg- 
istrars of voters as many copies thereof as they may require, 
and hold the remaining copies for public distribution. 

Section 5. If a person, twenty years of age or upward. Listing of per- 
resident in said city of Revere on the first day of April, was wo^TyUsted. 
not listed by the board, he shall, in order to establish his right 
to be listed, appear before the board of assessors at such time 
as it may designate, the members of which are hereby author- 
ized to administer oaths for this purpose, and present under 
oath a statement in writing that he was on said day a resi- 
dent of said city, giving his name, age, occupation and resi- 
dence on the first day of April in the current year and his 
residence on the first day of April in the preceding year. 



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Acts, 1925. — Chap. 84. 



Certain per- 
sons desiring 
to be listed to 
present a peti- 
tion in writing 
etc. 



Assessors to 
give applicant 
a certificate, 
etc. 



Transmission 
to registrars of 
voters of 
names of 
recipients of 
certificates, etc. 



Posting of 
copy of certain 
law. 



Records of ap- 
plications, etc., 
to be kept. 



Newspaper 
publication of 
names, etc. 



A person, twenty years of age or upward, who becomes a 
resident of said city after the first day of April and desires 
to be Hsted, shall appear before any member of the board of 
assessors, who is hereby authorized to administer oaths for 
the purpose, and present a statement in writing under oath 
that the applicant became a resident of said city at least six 
months immediately prior to the election at which he claims 
the right to vote, giving his name, age, occupation and his 
present residence, the date when he became a resident of said 
city, and his residence on the first day of April in the current 
year and on such other dates as the board of assessors may 
require. 

If the board of assessors, after investigation, is satisfied 
that such statements are true, it shall give the applicant a 
certificate that he was a resident of said city on said first day 
of April, which certificate shall state his name, age, occupa- 
tion and residence on the first day of April in the current year 
and his residence on the first day of April in the preceding 
year, or a certificate that he became a resident of said city 
at least six months immediately preceding the election, which 
certificate shall state his name, age, occupation and present 
residence, the date when he became a resident of said city, 
and his residence on the first day of April in the current year 
and on the other dates required as aforesaid; but no such 
application shall be received later than the thirtieth day pre- 
ceding a state or municipal election, and no such person shall 
be listed or be given such certificate later than the twenty- 
first day preceding a state or municipal election. The board 
of assessors shall also forthwith transmit to the registrars of 
voters the names of all persons receiving such certificates, 
together with their residences as appearing on said certifi- 
cates. The board of assessors shall not, after the last day 
for making the said application before a state election, receive 
an application until after the election. 

In every place where oaths are administered for the purpose 
of listing, the board of assessors shall post in a conspicuous 
place a copy of section seven of chaj^ter fifty-six of the Gen- 
eral Lav/s, printed on white paper with black ink, in type not 
less than one quarter of an inch wide. 

Section 6. The board of assessors shall enter the date of 
application, the name, age, occupation, and the residences, 
as appearing on said certificate, of every such applicant, to- 
gether with result of its investigation of his application, in a 
book provided for that purpose, which shall be open for public 
inspection. The board of assessors shall cause to be printed 
in some newspaper published in said city of Revere the name 
and residence of every such applicant. Such names and resi- 
dences shall be printed by wards and precincts in the first 
issue of said newspaper published after the number of names 
of applicants, not printed, reaches fifty, and shall include the 
names of all such api)licants received up to the close of busi- 
ness for this purpose in the ollice of the board on the day when 
said number is reached. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 84. 71 

Section 7. The board of assessors shall keep its office open Assessors to 
during such hours as shall be necessary to carry out the pro- open^'itc^ 
visions of the preceding two sections. 

Section 8. The registrars of voters shall, after the first ^^'f'^*';'"^ °^ 
day of April in each year, prepare an annual register contain- pare annual 
ing the names of all qualified voters in said city of Revere for '■*^='^''^'"' ^^'^■ 
the current year, beginning with the first day of April. The 
names shall be arranged by precincts and, opposite the name 
of each voter, shall be entered his residence on the preceding 
first day of April or on any subsequent day when he became 
a resident of said city. The registrars of voters shall enter Entries. 
in the annual register every name contained in the lists, for 
the current year, of persons transmitted to them by the list- 
ing board, giving, as the residence of each person on the first 
day of April, the place at which he was listed b.y said board; 
provided, that in every case they are able to identify the name Pro\-iso. 
so transmitted as that of a person whose name was borne on 
the voting list of said city at the last preceding election. They inquiries, in- 
shall make all inquiries and investigations necessary to identify ^'^^^st'ea^oi^' 
such person, and they shall not enter in the annual register 
the name of a person objected to by any of the registrars of 
voters, until such person has been duly notified and given 
an opportunity to be heard by them, and shall have appeared 
and satisfied them of his right to have his name so entered. 
Thej' shall forthwith enter in the annual register the name of 
every person whose qualifications as a voter have been de- 
termined by them in the current \^ear and whose name has 
accordingly been entered in the general register. They shall, f^°g'not° ^^'' 
on or before the first Monday of August in each year, send entered in an- 
notice in writing by mail to each voter of the preceding year ""^ register. 
whose name has not been entered in the annual register of 
the current year that his name has not been so entered. 

Section 9. E\ery person, whose name lias not been en- Personal appii- 
tered in the annual register in accordance with the preceding reBistraUon 
section, shall, in order to be registered as a voter, applv in "^^^sary in 

» . . , '^i , . 1 • /I 1 •' certain cases. 

person tor registration and prove that he is qualiried to register. 

Section 10. Section seven of chapter fifty-six of the General ^c.^^amended 
Laws, as amended by section fourteen of chapter four hundred 
and eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
one and by section twent}' of chapter one hundred and thirty- 
one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the word "Chelsea" 
in the fourth line the word: — , Revere, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 7. Whoever knowingly or wilfull}' makes a Penalty for 
false affidavit, takes a false oath or signs a f^ilse certificate relative to '^**'" 
relative to the qualifications of any person for assessment, list- qualifications 

tor 33S6ssm8iii 

ing or registration, or in Chelsea, Revere or Watertown for listing, etc. 
being given a certificate of residence by the assessors, shall be 
punished by imprisonment for not more than one year. 

Section 11. Section eight of said chapter fifty-six, as c. l. 56, § 8, 
amended by section twenty-one of said chapter one hundred '''°' ^'^'^°''®'^- 
and thirty-one, is hereby further amended by inserting after 
the word "Chelsea" in the fifth line the word: — , Revere, — 



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Acts, 1925. — Chap. 85. 



Penalty for 
aiding, etc., 
false oath, etc. 
relative to 
qualifications 
for being 
listed, etc. 



SO as to read as follows: — Section 8. Whoever in a city or 
town having a listing board aids or abets a person in know- 
ingly or wilfully making a false affidavit, taking a false oath 
or signing a false certificate, relative to the qualifications of 
any person for being listed as a resident thereof, or in Chelsea, 
Revere or Watertown for being given a certificate of such 
residence by the assessors, shall be punished by imprison- 
ment for not more than one year. 

Section 12. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 12, 1925. 



ChaV 85 ^^ ^^'^ MAKING AVAILABLE THE SERVICES AND FACILITIES 
OF THE ASSESSORS AND POLICE OF A CITY OR TOWN IN THE 



Emergency 
preamble. 



TAKING OF THE DECENNIAL CENSUS. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would cause 
inconvenience in the taking of the decennial census, there- 
fore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary 
for the preservation of the public convenience. 



G. L. 9, § 7, 
etc., amended. 



Decennial 
census by 
mayors and 
selectmen. 



Returns to 

state secretary. 



Services, etc., 
of assessors 
and police 
available, etc. 

Secretary may 
verify census, 
etc. 



Secretary to 
compile census, 
etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seven of chapter nine of the General Laws, as ap- 
pearing in section one of chapter four hundred and fifty-three 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby 
amended by inserting after the first sentence of said section 
seven the following new sentence: — In making such census 
the services and facilities of the assessors and police of a city 
or town shall be available to the mayor of such city or the 
selectmen of such town, — so as to read as follows : • — Section 
7. In nineteen hundred and twenty-five and every tenth 
year thereafter, the mayor of every city and the selectmen 
of every town shall cause a census to be made of the inhabit- 
ants of their respective cities and towns residing therein on 
March thirty-first, on forms provided by the secretary, and 
in accordance with his instructions, and shall return the same 
under oath to the office of the secretary on or before June 
thirtieth following, together with a sworn statement of the 
total of such census. In making such census the services 
and facilities of the assessors and police of a city or town shall 
be available to the mayor of such city or the selectmen of 
such town. The secretary may in his discretion verify any 
such census in such manner as he deems advisable, and for 
this purpose may inspect the records of any city or town and 
call upon the mayor or selectmen for such further • informa- 
tion as he desires. From the returns so made, with such 
amendments as the secretary may find necessary to correct 
any errors or omissions therein, he shall compile the census 
of inhabitants of each city and town required by Articles 
XXI and XXII of the amendments to the constitution, and 
may publish the results thereof in such form as he may de- 
termine. Approved March 12, 1925. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 86, 87. 73 



An Act relative to the termination of tenancies at fhnjy ca 

WILL. ^' 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would defeat Emergency 
its purpose to provide immediate relief from hardship inci- 
dent to the present scarcity of houses and buildings avail- 
able for habitation, it is accordingly declared to be an emer- 
gency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the 
public safety and convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. ^Yhenever a tenancy at will is terminated, Termination of 
without fault of the tenant, either by operation of law or by win. 
act of the landlord, except as provided in section twelve of 
chapter one hundred and eighty-six of the General Laws, no 
action to recover possession of the premises shall be brought, 
nor shall the tenant be dispossessed until after the expiration 
of thirty days from the time when the tenant receives notice 
in writing of such termination; but such tenant shall be liable 
to pay rent for such time during the said period as he occupies 
or detains the premises, at the same rate as theretofore pay- 
able by him while a tenant at will. No notice given under 
the provisions of said section twelve, except a notice to quit for 
non-payment of rent, shall terminate a tenancy at will until 
after the expiration of thirty days from the giving of such 
notice. 

Section 2. Chapter two hundred and fifty-seven of the Repeal. 
General Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen, as amended 
in section two by chapter five hundred and thirty-eight of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty, by chapter four hun- 
dred and eighty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one, by section one of chapter three hundred and 
fifty-seven of the acts of nineteen himdred and twenty-two, 
by chapter eleven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three and by section three of chapter seventy-two of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby repealed. 

Section 3. Section one of this act shall become null and ^l^^jf^o""®* 
void on the first day of May in the year nineteen hundred and come nuU, etc. 
twenty-six. Approved March 12, 1925. 



An Act validating an ordinance of the city of Cambridge (Jfidj) g7 
entitled "construction, use, maintenance and in- 
spection of buildings." 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A certain measure entitled "Construction, Use, Ordinance of 
Maintenance and Inspection of Buildings", passed to be or- bridge en'titfed 
dained by the city coimcil of the city of Cambridge on De- "Construction, 
cember thirty-first, nineteen hundred and twenty-three and nance and 
approved by the mayor of said city on January seventh, nine- BuUdin^'*"^ 
teen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby validated and con- validated. 



74 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 8S, 89, 90. 



firmed as an ordinance of said city if and in so far as it is 
invalid by reason of failure to comply with section twenty- 
three of chapter forty-three of the General Laws requiring 
publication thereof in full. 

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

Approved March 12, 1925. 



G. L. 218, § 6, 
etc., amended. 



Chav. 88 ^N Act to provide for a third special justice of the 

district court of SPRINGFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section six of chapter two hundred and eight- 
een of the General Laws, as amended by section two of chap- 
ter two hundred and twenty-nine of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-four, is hereby further amended by striking 
out, in the third line, the word "and" and inserting in place 
thereof a comma, — and by inserting after the word " Law- 
rence" in the fourth line the words: — and the district court 
of Springfield, — so that the first paragraph will read as fol- 
lows: — Section 6. The district court of Nantucket shall con- 
sist of one justice and one special justice. The central dis- 
trict court of Worcester, the district court of southern Essex, 
the district court of Lawrence and the district court of Spring- 
field shall consist of one justice and three special justices. 
Each of the other district courts, except the municipal court 
of the city of Boston, shall consist of one justice and two spe- 
cial justices. 

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

Approved March 12, 1925. 



District court 
justices and 
special justices. 



District court 
of Springfield. 



Chav. 89 ^^ ^^"^ authorizing the city of HAVERHILL TO PENSION 

JAMES P. CONNER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

City of Haver- SECTION L The city of Haverhill may retire James P. 

pension James Conucr, who for forty-onc years faithfully served as its city 
messenger, on an annual pension equal to one half his present 
annual compensation. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the municipal council of said city, subject to the 
provisions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance 
occurs during the current year. Approved March 12, 1925. 



P. Conner. 



Submission 
to municipal 
council. 

Proviso. 



Chap. 90 An Act permitting certain employees of the city of 

boston or the county of SUFFOLK TO BECOME MEMBERS 

of the boston retirement system. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Boston Retire- SECTION L The words "retirement system", "employee", 

ment System. ,, . ... in ,, i • ,i • ^ i n 

Definitions. prior scrvice and new entrant , as used m this act, shall 

have the meanings respectively assigned thereto for the pur- 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 91. 75 

poses of chapter five hundred and twenty-one of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-two, known as the Boston re- 
tirement act, by section two of said chapter, and the words 
"retirement board" shall mean the board established under 
section four of said chapter. 

Section 2. An employee -who was likewise an employee certain em- 
on February first, nineteen hundred and twenty-three, who te%^™em- 
gave notice in writing to the retirement board under section bera of system. 
five of said chapter five hundred and twenty-one that he did 
not wish to join the retirement system and who has not since 
then become a new entrant may become a member of the 
retirement system by giving notice in writing to said board 
within ninety days of the effective date of this act that he de- 
sires to become a member of the said system. 

Section 3. An employee who was likewise an employee same subject. 
on February first, nineteen hundred and twenty-three, who 
was then covered by any other pension or retirement law of 
the commonwealth, who did not become a member of the 
retirement system and who has not since then become a new 
entrant may become a member of the said retirement system 
by making written application for such membership to the 
retirement board within ninety days of the effective date of 
this act and therein waiving and renouncing all benefits of 
any other pension or retirement system supported wholly 
by the city of Boston or county of Suffolk. 

Section 4. An employee who becomes a member of the Credit for 
retirement system as provided in section two or three of this p^'or service. 
act shall receive credit for prior service, notwitlistanding 
any provision of said chapter five hundred and twenty -one. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance submission to 
by the city council of the citv of Boston, subject to the provi- Boston city 

y y , • 1 " 1 1 1 council, etc. 

sions oi its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs proviso. 
during the current year. Approved March 12, 1925. 

An Act rel.\tive to the appointment of additional nhfj^ qi 
election officers in cities. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows r 

Section eleven of chapter fifty-four of the General Laws, as g. l. 54, § 11, 
amended by section one of chapter two hundred and four of the ^*<'- amended, 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further 
amended by inserting after the word "addition" in tlie eighth 
line the words: — , and such additional inspectors to count 
and tabulate the votes as he may deem necessary, — so as 
to read as follows: — Sectio7i 11. The mayor of every city. Election offi- 
except where city charters provide otherwise, shall annually cft^J^^'^^'^ofjj^ 
appoint as election officers for each voting precinct, one warden, ment', etc. 
one deputy warden, one clerk, one deputy clerk, four inspec- 
tors and four deputy inspectors, who shall, at the time of their 
appointment, be qualified voters in the ward of which such 
precinct forms a part. He may, in like manner, appoint Additional 
two inspectors and two deputy inspectors in addition, and <^fficers. 
such additional inspectors to count and tabulate the votes 



76 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 92, 93. 



Filing, etc., of j^g j^g jj^g^y (Jeem nccessary. Every such appointment shall 
appom me . ^^ ^^^^ .^^ ^^^^ office of the city clerk of such city between Au- 
gust first and fifteenth, and shall be acted on by the aldermen 
not less than three days after the filing of such appointment 
and on or before September first following. Such appoint- 
Certain officers mcnt shall be opcu to public inspection. In cities where 
poLted iif^ the aldermen accept this section or have accepted correspond- 
certain cities, jj-jg provisions of earlier laws, no deputy warden, deputy clerk 
or deputy inspectors shall be appointed. 

Approved March 12, 1925. 



Evangelical 
Baptist 
Benevolent 
and Missionary 
Society may 
hold additiocal 
property. . 



Chap. 92 An Act authorizing the evangelical baptist benevolent 

AND MISSIONARY SOCIETY TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL AND 
PERSONAL PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Evangelical Baptist Benevolent and Mis- 
sionary Society, a corporation organized under chapter one 
hundred and fifty-four of the acts of eighteen hundred and 
fifty-seven, may hold (including the right to hold in trust) 
real and personal property to an amount not exceeding one 
million six hundred and fifty thousand dollars in addition to 
the amount authorized to be held under the provisions of said 
chapter. Such part or parts of said additional amount of 
property herein authorized as are devoted to educational, 
charitable, benevolent and religious purposes shall be exempt 
from taxation. The property held under this act may in- 
clude the Tremont Temple, so-called, in the city of Boston. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect as of March thirty- 
first, nineteen hundred and twenty-five. 

Approved March 12, 1925. 



May include 
Tremont Tem- 
ple, etc. 
Effective date. 



ChaV. 93 An Act RELATIVE to the corporate powers of THE TRUS- 
TEES AND OVERSEERS OF LYNN PREPARATIVE MEETING OF 
THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

The annual income lawfully receivable by the trustees of 
Lynn Preparative Meeting of the Society of Friends, a body 
corporate under general law, from real estate held by them 
in trust, together with the annual income lawfully receivable 
by the overseers of said preparative meeting, likewise a body 
corporate under general law, from gifts of personal estate held 
by said overseers, shall not exceed, in the aggregate, one hun- 
dred thousand dollars, and said trustees may receive, hold 
and manage real estate, and said overseers may hold personal 
estate, to such amount as will be sufficient to yield an annual 
income not exceeding said sum of one hundred thousand dol- 
lars, anything contained in the corporate charter of said trus- 
tees or overseers or in any provision of chapter sixty-eight 
of the General Laws to the contrary notwithstanding. 

Approved March 12, 1925. 



Corporate 
powers of trus- 
tees and over- 
seers of Lynn 
Preparative 
Meeting of the 
Society of 
Friends. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 94, 95. 77 



An Act relative to the tuition of children attending pi q,a 

PUBLIC schools in TOWNS OTHER THAN THE LEGAL RESI- ^'^^V' ^^ 
DENCES OF PARENTS OR GUARDIANS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section six of chapter seventy-six of the General Laws is g. l. 76, § 6, 
hereby amended by striking out, in the first Hne, the words *'^®°^^<^- 
"described in section one", so as to read as follows: — 5gc- Tuition of 
tion 6. If a child resides temporarily in a town other than the tenl^n^^ public 
legal residence of his parent or guardian for the special pur- schools in 
pose of there attending school, the said town may recover than legal resi- 
tuition from the parent or guardian, unless under section pare^s°or 
twelve or chapter seventy-one, such tuition is payable by a guardians. 
town. Tuition payable by the parent or guardian shall, for 
the period of attendance, be computed at the regular rate 
established by the school committee for non-resident pupils, 
but in no case exceeding the average expense per pupil in such 
school for said period. Approved March 12, 1925. 

An Act relative to the sale of blank cartridges for the (Jhn^ or; 
USE of, and their use by, certain organizations au- ^' 

thorized to parade armed color guards. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifty-seven of chapter one hundred and forty-eight ^- ^- 1'*^- j ^7, 
of the General Laws, as amended by chapter eighty of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further 
amended by striking out, in the twentj^-third line, the words 
"section sixty-four of chapter thirty-three" and inserting in 
place thereof the word : — law, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 67. No person shall sell or keep for sale any blank Blank car- 
cartridge, toy pistol, toy gun or toy cannon that can be used saief^'c.f pVo- 
to fire a blank cartridge ; or sell or keep for sale, or fire, explode tibited, etc. 
or cause to explode any blank cartridge or bomb, or sell or 
keep for sale, or set off, explode or cause to explode an^^ fire- 
works containing any picric acid or picrates, or any firecracker 
exceeding two inches in length and three eighths of an inch in 
diameter or of a greater explosive power than a firecracker 
of such size containing black gunpowder only; provided, that Proviso. 
this section shall not apply to illuminating fireworks set off 
between the hours of seven o'clock in the afternoon and twelve 
o'clock midnight, excepting those containing picric acid or 
picrates, or to the sale of any article herein named to be shipped 
directly out of the commonwealth, or to the sale or use of 
explosives in the firing of salutes by official authorities, or to 
the sale or use of blank cartridges for a duly licensed show or 
theatre or for signal purposes in athletic sports, or to experi- 
ments at a factory for explosives, or to the firing of salutes 
with cannon on shore or on boats where a permit has been 
secured from the marshal or some officer designated by him 
therefor, or to the sale of blank cartridges for the use of, or 
their use by, the militia or any organization of war veterans 



78 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 96, 97, 98. 



or other organization authorized by law to parade in pubHc 
a color guard armed with firearms, or in teaching the use of 
firearms by experts on days other than holidays. 

Approved March 12, 1925. 



ChaV 96 ^^ ^^'^ RELATIVE TO THE CORPORATE POWERS OF THE MET- 
ROPOLITAN DISTRICT POLICE RELIEF ASSOCIATION, INCOR- 
PORATED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Metropolitan District Police Relief Association, In- 
corporated, a corporation duly established under general law, 
may pay death or funeral benefits not exceeding one thousand 
dollars, and disability benefits not exceeding twenty-five dol- 
lars weekly, any provision of law or of its charter to the con- 
trary notwithstanding. Approved March 12, 1925. 



Corporate 
powers of 
Metropolitan 
District Police 
Relief Asso- 
ciation, 
Incorporated. 



Chav. 97 ^N Act relative to applications for submission to voters 

OF QUESTIONS OF PUBLIC POLICY. 



G. L. 53, § 19, 
amended. 

Applications 
for submission 
to voters of 
questions of 
public policy. 



State secretary 
and attorney 
general to draft 
question for 
presentation 
upon ballot, 
etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follotvs: 

Chapter fifty-three of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by striking out section nineteen and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 19. On an application signed by 
twelve hundred voters in any senatorial district, or by two 
hundred voters in any representative district, asking for the 
submission to the voters of that senatorial or representative 
district of any question of instructions to the senator or rep- 
resentatives from that district, and stating the substance 
thereof, the attorney general shall upon request of the state 
secretary determine whether or not such question is one of 
public policy, and if such question is determined to be one of 
public policy, the state secretary and the attorney general 
shall draft it in such simple, unequivocal and adequate form 
as shall be deemed best suited for presentation upon the ballot. 
Upon the fulfilment of the requirements of this and the two 
following sections the state secretary shall place such ques- 
tion on the official ballot to be used in that senatorial or rep- 
resentative district at the next state election. 

Approved March 12, 1925. 



Chap, 98 An Act relative to the taking of land by electric com- 
panies FOR TRANSMISSION LINES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: ' 

Section seventy-two of chapter one hundred and sixty- 
four of the General Laws, as amended by chapter four hundred 
and thirty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four, is hereby further amended by striking out, in the thir- 
tieth and thirty-first lines, the words "not exceeding one 
hundred and fifty feet in width,", and by inserting after the 
word "way" in the thirty-first line the words: — or widenings 



G. L. 164, § 72. 
etc., amended. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 98. 79 

thereof, — so as to read as follows : — Section 72. An electric Taking of land 
company may petition the department for authority to con- comp1m[es for 
struct and use or to continue to use as constructed or with transmission 
altered construction a line for the transmission of electricity tcfdepartment 
for distribution in some definite area or for supplying elec- utiiitii'°etc 
tricity to itself or to another electric company or to a munici- 
pal lighting plant for distribution and sale, or to a railroad, 
street railway or electric railroad, for the purpose of operating 
it, and shall represent that such line will or does serve the 
public convenience and is consistent with the public interest. 
The company shall file with such petition a general descrip- 
tion of such transmission line and a map or plan showing 
the towns through which the line will or does pass and its 
general location. The company shall also furnish an esti- 
mate showing in reasonable detail the cost of the line and 
such additional maps and information as the department re- 
quires. The department, after notice and a public hearing Department 
in one or more of the towns affected, may determine that {^at Hne^L™'''^ 
said line is necessary for the purpose alleged, and will serve necessary, etc. 
the public convenience and is consistent with the public in- 
terest. If the company shall file with the department a map 
or plan of the transmission line showing the towns through 
which it will or does pass, the public ways, railroads, rail- 
ways, navigable streams and tide waters in the town named 
in said petition which it will cross, and the extent to which 
it will be located upon private land or upon, under or along 
public ways and places, the department, after such notice as 
it may direct, shall give a public hearing or hearings in one PubUc hear- 
er more of the towns through which the line passes or is in- a'se^cted*"^'" 
tended to pass and may by order authorize the company to 
take by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine such Eminent 
lands, or such rights of way or widenings thereof, or other ^^^^^ 
easements therein necessary for the construction and use or 
continued use as constructed or with altered construction of 
such line along the route prescribed in the order of the de- 
partment. The department shall transmit a certified copy Department to 
of its order to the company and the clerk of each such town, offender! etc!*' 
The company may at any time before such hearing change 
or modify the whole or a part of the route of said line, either Change of 
of its own motion or at the instance of the department or gt"*® °^ ''°®' 
otherwise, and, in such case, shall file with the department 
maps, plans and estimates as aforesaid showing such changes. 
If the department dismisses the petition at any stage in said E^^^™^'**^ 
proceedings, no further action shall be taken thereon, but the 
company may file a new petition after the expiration of a New petition. 
year from such dismissal. When a taking under this section Procedure 
is effected, the company may forthwith, except as hereinafter "^°° ^ °^*' 
provided, proceed to erect, maintain and operate thereon 
said line. If the company shall not enter upon and con- Right to cease 
struct such line upon the land so taken within one year there- ' ' ^^^' 
after, its right under such taking shall cease and determine. 
No lands or rights of way or other easements therein shall be Restrictions as 
taken by eminent domain under the provisions of this section ^° *'*'^'^es, etc. 



80 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 99, 100. 



in any public way, public place, park or reservation, or within 
the location of any railroad, electric railroad or street rail- 
way company; and no electricity shall be transmitted over 
any land, right of way or other easement taken by eminent 
domain as herein provided until the electric company shall 
have acquired from the board of aldermen or selectmen or 
from such other authorities as may have jurisdiction all nec- 
essary rights in the public ways or public places in the town 
or towns, or in any park or reservation, through which the 
line will or does pass. Approved March 12, 1925. 



1885. 152, § 3, 
etc., amended. 



Chap. 99 An Act relative to the residence of the trustees of 

THE COOLEY DICKINSON HOSPITAL IN THE CITY OF NORTH- 
AMPTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section three of chapter one hundred and fifty-two of the 
acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, as amended by sec- 
tion one of chapter nineteen of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and fourteen, is hereby further amended by striking out, in 
the fourth and fifth lines, the words "either of said towns 
of Hatfield and Whately" and inserting in place thereof the 
words : — the towns of Hatfield, Whately, Amherst, East- 
hampton, Hadley or Williamsburg, — and by striking out, in 
the seventh line, the word "three" and inserting in place 
thereof the word : — seven, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 3. The number of the trustees of said corporation 
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 the towns of Hatfield, Whately, Amherst, 
Easthampton, Hadley or Williamsburg to be a member thereof. 
No person shall continue a member of said corporation after 
ceasing to be a resident of one of said seven places. 

Approved March 12, 1925. 



The Cooley 
Dickinson 
Hospital, num- 
ber of trustees, 
election and 
residence of 
members, etc. 



C/iap.lOO An Act relating to medical examinations in connection 

WITH certain contracts OF LIFE INSURANCE. 



G. L. 175, 
§ 123, etc., 
amended. 



Medical ex- 
amination 
required before 
issuance of life 
or endowment 
inHuranco 
policiea, etc., 
except, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and twenty-three of chapter one hun- 
dred and seventy-five of the General Laws, as amended by 
chapter two hundred and sixty-eight of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further amended by in- 
serting after the word "policy" in the fourth line the words: — 
or policies, — and by striking out, in the fifth line, th^ word 
"previously" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
within ninety days prior thereto, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 123. No life company shall, except as herein and in 
sections one hundred and thirty-three and one hundred and 
thirty-four provided, issue any policy or policies of life or 
endowment insurance upon a life within the commonwealth 
without having within ninety days prior thereto made or caused 
to be made a prescribed medical examination of the insured 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 101. 81 

by a registered medical practitioner; provided, that an in- Proviso. 
spection by a competent person of a group of employees and 
their environment may be substituted for such medical ex- 
amination in case of a policy of group life insurance as defined 
in section one hundred and thirty-three. 

The foregoing requirement for medical examination shall Medical ex- 
not apply to the issuance of a policy or policies of industrial requirement 
insurance aggregating in amount five hundred dollars or less, i^uanceT/cer- 
exclusive of dividend additions thereon, upon any one life, tain policies. 
nor to the issuance of contracts based upon the continuance 
of life, such as annuity or pure endowment contracts, whether 
or not they embody an agreement to refund, upon the death 
of the holder, to his estate or to a specified payee, any sum 
not exceeding the premiums paid thereon; provided, however, Proviso, 
that no industrial policy shall be issued without medical ex- 
amination except upon a written application therefor signed 
by the person to be insured, or, in the case of a minor, by 
the parent, guardian or other person having the legal custody 
of said minor. Any company violating this section, or any penalty, 
officer, agent or other person soliciting or effecting, or at- 
tempting to effect, a contract of insurance contrary to the 
provisions hereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than 
one hundred dollars. Approved March 12, 1925. 

An Act relative to absentee voting at state elections nhn^ ini 

BY CERTAIN INMATES OF PENAL INSTITUTIONS. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section eighty -six of chapter fifty-four of the g. l. 54, § 86, 
General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof amended. 
the following: — ; provided, that a voter who is in a penal 
institution under sentence shall not be entitled or permitted 
to avail himself of the provisions of this and the seventeen 
following sections, — so as to read as follows : — Section 86. Absentee 
Any voter who on the day of the biennial state election is ab- IiectloiS! ^** * 
sent from the city or town where he is registered, and whose 
application for an official absent voting ballot has been filed 
with the city or town clerk as provided in section eighty-nine, 
or with the state secretary as provided in section ninety, and 
certified under section ninety-one, may vote in accordance 
with sections eighty-seven to one hundred and three, inclu- 
sive; provided, that a voter who is in a penal institution under Proviso as to 
sentence shall not be entitled or permitted to avail himself of certain inmates 

I . . (« 1 • 11 i> 11 • • °' penal insti- 

the provisions 01 this and the seventeen loliowmg sections. tutions. 

Section 2. Section eighty-nine of said chapter fifty-four g. l. 54, § 89, 
is hereby amended by inserting after the word "clerk" in the an^ended. 
fifth line the words : — , except a person known by the state 
secretary or said clerk to be in a penal institution under sen- 
tence, — and by inserting after the word "voters" in the seventh 
line the words : — , except those in a penal institution under 
sentence, — so as to read as follows : — Section 89. The blank Blank forms of 
form of application set forth in clause (b) of section eighty- application. 
seven, and the other papers described in clause (e) of said 



82 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 102. 



None to 
persons in 
penal institu- 
tions under 
sentence. 
Ballots, etc., 
mailing, etc., 
except to in- 
mates of penal 
institutions 
under sentence. 



Filing of appli- 
cations. 



G. L. 54, § 100, 
amended. 



Voting in 
person, etc. 



Certain ballots 
not to be 
counted. 



section, shall, as soon as they can be prepared, be delivered 
to any person who by mail or otherwise applies therefor to 
the state secretary or to any city or town clerk, except a per- 
son known by the state secretary or said clerk to be in a penal 
institution under sentence. The official absent voting bal- 
lot and all other papers described in said section shall be mailed 
by city and town clerks, postage prepaid, to all voters, except 
those in a penal institution under sentence, who seasonably 
file with them, cither directly or through the state secretary 
under the following section, the application set forth in said 
clause (/)), after the same is certified by the registrars and 
returned to the clerk, as provided in section ninety-one. Any 
voter who has received the blank form of said application 
under this or the following section may file said application 
with the city or town clerk. 

Section 3. Section one hundred of said chapter fifty- 
four is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the 
following: — , or is under sentence in a penal institution, 
— so as to read as follows: — Section 100. Sections eighty- 
six to one hundred and three, inclusive, shall not prevent a 
voter who has mailed a ballot under them from voting in per- 
son. No ballot mailed under said sections shall be counted 
if the officers charged with the duty of counting the same 
are cognizant of the fact that the voter has died prior to the 
opening of the polls on the day of the election, or is under 
sentence in a penal institution. Apinovcd March 12, 1925. 



Chav.102 An Act providing for the establishment of a right of 

WAY FOR PUBLIC ACCESS TO LONG POND IN THE TOWN OF 
BLANDFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of Hampden county 
are hereby authorized and directed to lay out a right of way 
in the town of Blandford from Cove Road to Long Pond in 
said town for public access to said pond, in accordance with 
plans therefor approved by the division of waterways and 
public lands of the department of public works and showing 
the location and dimensions of such right of way. If it is 
necessary to acquire land for the purpose of laying out such 
right of way the commissioners shall at the time such right 
of way is laid out take such land by eminent domain under 
chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws. Any person sus- 
taining damages in his property by the laying out of such 
right of way, or by specific repairs or improvements thereon, 
shall be entitled to recover the same under said chapter sev- 
enty-nine; provided, that the right to damages, if any, shall 
vest upon the recording of an order of taking by the com- 
missioners and that no entry or possession for the purpose of 
constructing a public way on land so taken shall be required 
for the purpose of validating such taking or for the payment 
of damages by reason thereof. 



Hampden 
county com- 
missioners to 
lay out right 
of way for 
public access 
to Long Pond 
in town of 
Blandford. 

May take land 
by eminent 
domain. 



Damages, 
recovery, etc. 



Proviso. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 103, 104. 83 

Section 2. The selectmen of the town of Blandford from selectmen of 
time to time may make specific repairs on or improve such make're'^'^ •*° 
way to such extent as they may deem necessary, but the county etc. 
of Hampden, or any city or town therein, shall not be required 
to keep such right of way in repair nor shall they be liable 
for injury sustained by persons traveling thereon; provided, Proviso- 
that sufficient notice to warn the public is posted where such 
way enters upon or unites with an existing public way. 

Section 3. All expenses incurred by the commissioners in Expenses in- 
connection with such right of way shall be borne by the county commissioners, 
of Hampden, or by such cities and towns therein, and in such ^°\^° ^^ 
proportion, as the commissioners may determine. 

Section 4. Said right of way shall not be discontinued n'rt*?f^^^ 
or abandoned unless authorized by the general court. continued, etc. 

Section 5. Nothing in this act shall be construed to abridge Certain powers 
or limit the powers of the department of public health or of any ""* abridged. 
local board of health under general or special law. 

Approved March 12, 1925. 



An Act prohibiting until the year nineteen run- njin'r) 103 
dred and twenty-eight the taking of quail in certain ^' 

counties. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

It shall be unlawful, before the beginning of the open sea- Taking, etc.. 
son for quail throughout the commonwealth in the year nine- °^ 'i.".*'' '" 
teen hundred and twenty-eight, to hunt, pursue, take or kill counties pro- 
a quail in the counties of Essex, Hampden, Hampshire, Mid- year 1928.""' 
dlesex, Norfolk, Worcester and Nantucket, or to have a quail 
or any part thereof in possession taken in said counties, ex- 
cept quail propagated under the provisions of section eighty- 
two or eighty-three of chapter one hundred and thirty-one 
of the General Laws. Violation of any provision of this act Penalty, 
shall be punished by a fine of twenty dollars for each bird or 
part thereof in respect to which the violation occurs. 

Approved March 12, 1925. 



An Act prohibiting the trapping of muskr.\ts between pi -ir.A 

march first and APRIL TENTH IN EACH YEAR. L/AlCl/?. lU'i 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fift^'-one of chapter one hundred and thirty-one g. l. i3i, § 51, 
of the General Laws, as amended by chapter one hundred etc.. amended. 
and twenty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
one, is hereby further amended by striking out all after the 
word "inclusive," in the eighth line, down to and including 
the word "inclusive" in the tenth line, so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Section 61. Except in Dukes and Nantucket coun- close season 
ties, no person shall, except as provided in the two followins f""" certain fur- 

!• ^' -1. -1 •! .,.° bearing 

sections and in sections eighty-one to eighty-eight, inclusive, animab. 
hunt, take or kill or have in possession the living or dead bodies 



84 Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 105, 106, 107. 

or parts thereof of minks, otters, muskrats, skunks or rac- 
coons, except that such animals may be taken by shooting 
or trapping between November first and March first, both 
dates inclusive, and raccoons may also be taken with the aid 
or by the use of dogs or guns in October, but not more than 
twenty-five raccoons shall be taken by one person in one 
season. Approved March 12, 1925. 



ChaV.^05 ^N ^^'^ REPEALING THE LAW PROHIBITING THE USE OF LIVE 
DECOYS FOR HUNTING WATER FOWL IN THE COUNTY OF 
NANTUCKET. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

hfbTtmg "use of Chapter two hundred and ninety-two of the acts of nine- 
live decoys for tccn hundred and six, as amended by chapter two hundred 
fo^i in^i^n-^'^ and thirty -four of the acts of nineteen hundred and eleven, 
repeaied°"°*^ relative to the use of live decoys for hunting water fowl in the 
county of Nantucket, is hereby repealed. 

Approved March 12, 1925. 



Chap.lOQ An Act prohibiting until the year nineteen hundred 

AND twenty-seven THE TAKING OF DEER IN THE COUNTY 
OF ESSEX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Taking, etc., Whoever, except as otherwise provided in sections sixty- 

Essex county two, cighty-two or eighty-three of chapter one hundred and 
yZfml'^ ""^^^ thirty-one of the General Laws, before the beginning of the 
open season on deer throughout the commonwealth in the 
year nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, hunts, pursues, 
wounds or kills a deer in Essex county, or sells or offers for 
sale, or has in possession, a deer or any part thereof, cap- 
Penaity. tured or killed in said county, shall be punished by a fine of 

one hundred dollars. Approved March 12, 1925. 



ChaV. 107 ^^ ^^^ PROHIBITING UNTIL THE YEAR NINETEEN HUNDRED 
AND TWENTY-SEVEN THE TAKING OF HARES IN THE COUNTY 
OF ESSEX, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

of'^harM fn*' ' ^^ Esscx county, hares may not be taken, killed or had in 

Essex county posscssion cxcept as provided in sections forty-six A, forty- 
prohibited until • 1 'ij.. . •I.J. •i.x'i' Pl-i 

year 1927. nmc and eighty-two to eighty-eight, inclusive, oi onapter 

one hundred and thirty-one of the General Laws, till October 
twentieth, nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, except that 
they may be had in possession in said county if they were 
killed in another country, state or county without violating 

Penalty. ^jjg laws thereof. Any person violating any provision of this 

section shall be punished by a fine of not more than ten dollars. 

Approved March 12, 1925. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 108, 109, 110. 85 



An Act relative to the powers of certain deputy assist- QJidj) 108 

ANT CLERKS OF THE COURTS, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seven of chapter two hundred and twenty-one of ^c ^amended 
the General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter four 
hundred and twenty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-two, is hereby further amended by adding at the 
end thereof the following : — The clerks of the courts may 
from time to time, as necessity or the public convenience re- 
quires, authorize in writing one or more deputy assistant 
clerks, designated as aforesaid, to act as assistant clerks of 
the courts and may in like manner invest them with such 
powers of assistant clerks as may be necessary for the pur- 
pose, — so as to read as follows: — Section 7. The clerks of ^|P^ant cierka 
the courts of the several counties except Suffolk may desig- of courts, 
nate such employees in their offices, as in their judgment may tbonty'etc! *"' 
be necessary for the convenience of the public, as deputy 
assistant clerks of the courts, who shall have the same au- 
thority to administer oaths as the assistant clerks of the courts. 
Under the direction of the clerk, such of his duties as clerk As clerks of 
of the county commissioners as he shall designate shall be missioners. 
performed by a deputy assistant clerk. The clerks of the As assistant 
courts may from time to time, as necessity or the public con- '^'"'^ °^ courts, 
venience requires, authorize in writing one or more deputy 
assistant clerks, designated as aforesaid, to act as assistant 
clerks of the courts and may in like manner invest them with 
such powers of assistant clerks as may be necessary for the 
purpose. Approved March 12, 1925. 



ChapAm 



An Act authorizing the city of chelsea to pay an 
annuity to cecilia a. mckenzie. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Chelsea may pay to Cecilia A. cudgel may 
McKenzie, widow of John J. McKenzie, a former member of pay annuity 
its police department, who died from injuries incurred while McKenzTe. 
in the performance of duty, an annuity not exceeding sLx hun- 
dred dollars, payable in equal monthly instalments, said an- 
nuity to cease upon her re-marriage. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by vote of the board of aldermen of said city, subject to the ai°d^e'rmen, etc. 
provisions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance Proviso. 
occurs during the current year. Approved March 13, 1925. 

An Act authorizing the barnstable water company to (JIiqj) \\{) 

furnish water in the town of YARMOUTH AND PROVID- 
ING THAT SAID TOWN MAY ESTABLISH THEREIN A WATER DIS- 
TRIBUTING OR WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Barnstable Water Company, a corpora- Barnstable 
tion created by chapter two hundred and eighty-six of the pany'^ma™" 



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Acts, 1925. — Chap. 110. 



furnish water 
in town of 
Yarmouth. 



May use same 
water supply 
sources, etc. 



May lay 
conduits, 
pipes, etc. 



Restrictions 
as to entry 
upon railroad 
locations, etc. 



May take 
certain lands, 
etc. 



May distribute 
water through- 
out Yarmouth, 
etc., fix rates, 
etc. 



Town of 
Yarmouth 
may lake 
certain propert; 
of barnstahle 
Water Com- 
pany for .sup- 
plying water 



acts of nineteen hundred and eleven, may extend its mains 
into and throughout the town of Yarmouth, and may supply 
the inhabitants of said town, or of any part thereof, with 
water for domestic, manufacturing and other purposes, in- 
cluding the extinguishment of fires. 

Section 2. Said corporation, for the purposes aforesaid, 
may use the same sources of water supply which it now uses 
or may hereafter use in supplying water to the inhabitants 
of the town of Barnstable under the provisions of said chap- 
ter two hundred and eighty-six, and any act in amendment 
thereof or in addition thereto. 

Section 3. For the aforesaid purposes said corporation may 
construct, lay and maintain aqueducts, conduits, pipes and 
other works under and over any land, water courses, canals, 
dams, railroads, railways and public or other ways, and along, 
under or over any highway or other way in the towns of 
Barnstable or Yarmouth, in such a manner as not unneces- 
sarily to obstruct the same; and for the purpose of construct- 
ing, laying, maintaining and repairing such aqueducts, con- 
duits, pipes and otlier works, and for all proper purposes of 
sections one to four, inclusive, said corporation may dig up, 
raise and embank any such lands, highways or other ways 
in such manner as to cause the least hindrance to public travel; 
but all things done in or upon any such public way or place 
shall be subject to the direction and approval of the select- 
men of the town wherein the same is situated. Said com- 
pany shall not enter upon, construct or lay any aqueduct, 
conduit, pipe or other works within the location of any rail- 
road 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 department 
of public utilities. For the aforesaid purposes said corpora- 
tion may take by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine 
of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, 
and hold, all lands, rights of way and easements in said towns 
necessary for receiving, holding and distributing said water, 
and any person injured in his property by any such taking 
may recover damages from said corporation under said chap- 
ter seventy-nine. 

Section 4. Said corporation may distribute water through- 
out the town of Yarmouth, or any part thereof, may regulate 
the use of the same and may establish and fix from time to 
time, and collect, the rates for the use of said water. Said 
corporation may make such contracts with said town, or with 
any fire or water district hereafter established therein, or with 
any individual, firm, association or corporation, to Supply 
water thereto for the extinguishment of fires and for such 
other purposes as may be agreed upon. 

Section 5. The town of Yarmouth, by action of its select- 
men authorized by a two thirds vote of its voters present and 
■' voting on the question at a town meeting at which the voting 
list shall be used, may for the purpose of supplying or dis- 
tributing water to its inhabitants take by eminent domain 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 110. 87 

under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire to its inhabit- 
by purchase or otherwise, the mains, pipes, hydrants and ^° 
other corporate property of the Barnstable Water Company, 
located within the limits of said town of Yarmouth, together 
with the franchise, charter rights and privileges pertaining 
thereto so far as the same relate to that part of the equip- 
ment of said company lying within the limits of said town; 
and the said town of Yarmouth may contract with the said ^^^Y ?f"*''^,"'Vi 

.11 BT-i 11 """'*° Barnstable 

Barnstable v\ater Company, or with the town oi Barnstable Water Com- 
if said tovm has taken over under said chapter two hundred town'of"^^'* 
and eighty-six the franchise, corporate property, rights and ^jp'"'^fo'*'^^®f^' 
privileges of said company located within its limits or relat- supply. 
ing to that part of the equipment of said company lying Avithin 
its limits, for a supply of water for the extinguishment of fires 
and for domestic, manufacturing and other purposes on such 
terms and conditions as may be agreed upon by said town and 
company or by said towns; provided, that said company. Proviso. 
or the town of Barnstable if it has taken over the franchise, 
corporate property, rights and privileges of said company 
within said town as aforesaid, shall, so long as required by 
contracts then existing continue to supply the town of Yar- 
mouth, or of any fire or water district hereafter formed therein, 
with water to the same extent to which they may be supplied 
at the time of the taking or acquisition by the town of Yar- 
mouth hereunder, and all individuals and corporations in the 
town of Yarmouth with water for domestic and other pur- 
poses to the same extent to which they may be supplied at 
the time of such taking or acquisition and at the same rates 
established by said company or the town of Barnstable exist- 
ing and in force at the time of such taking or acquisition or 
to which they may be reduced by said company or the town 
of Barnstable and the terms and rates for all water supplied 
shall be the same in both towns and shall not be increased 
above those existing and in force at the time of such taking 
or acquisition unless the town of Yarmouth and said company 
or both of said towns, as the case may be, and any such fire 
or water district shall agree thereto, such agreement, in case 
of a town or district, to be by vote of the inhabitants thereof. 
In case of an acquisition by the town of Yarmouth under indebtedness 
this section, other than by eminent domain, of the franchise, wate/ Com-^ 
corporate property, rights and privileges of said company [^on^'b^f"^''' 
within its limits, any indebtedness of said company outstand- of Yarmouth 
ing at the time of such acquisition may be assumed by said ' ' ®*'*'' 
town and the purchase price shall be reduced accordingly; 
but nothing in this act shall render said town liable for any 
indebtedness or other liability of said company unless it has 
been specifically assumed as one of the terms of said acquisi- ^^^^^^^°^ 
tion. If the franchise, corporate property, rights and priv- eminent 
ileges of said company as aforesaid are taken by the town of '^°™^'° ** °^- 
Yarmouth by eminent domain hereunder, said company may 
recover damages from said town under said chapter seventy-nine. 

Section 6. The town of Yarmouth may supply itself and Yarmouth 
its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of fires ma.v supply 



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itself and its 
inhabitants 
with water, 
etc. 



May take 
certain 
waters, etc. 



Approval of 
department 
of public 
health. 
May take 
certain lands, 
etc. 



May erect 
structures, lay 
pipes, etc. 



Restrictions 
as to entry 
upon railroad 
locations, etc. 



Damages, re- 
covery, etc. 



Proviso. 



and for domestic and other purposes; may establish foun- 
tains and hydrants, relocate or discontinue the same, and may 
regulate the use of such water and fix and collect rates to be 
paid for the use of the same, and may maintain a water supply 
system for the aforesaid purposes subject to all general laws 
now or hereafter in force relating to municipal water supply 
systems, except as otherwise provided herein. 

Section 7. For the purposes set forth in the preceding 
section, said town, acting through its board of water commis- 
sioners hereinafter provided for, may also take by eminent 
domain under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or 
acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold, the waters of 
any pond, brook, stream or spring or of any ground water 
sources by means of driven or other wells or filter galleries, 
within the town of Yarmouth, not already used for public 
water supply, subject to the approval of the department of 
public health; and for the said purposes, through its said 
board of water commissioners, may take by eminent domain, 
under said chapter seventy-nine, or acquire by purchase or 
otherwise, and hold, all lands, rights of way, and other ease- 
ments necessary for collecting, storing, holding, purifying and 
preserving such water and conveying the same. Said town 
may erect on the lands acquired and held under sections five 
to thirteen, inclusive, proper dams, buildings, fixtures and 
other structures, and may make excavations, procure and 
operate machinery and provide such other means and appli- 
ances 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 and lay 
conduits, pipes and other works, over and under any lands, 
water courses, railroads, railways, and public or private ways, 
and along such ways, in such manner as not unnecessarily to 
obstruct the same; and for the purposes of constructing, 
maintaining and repairing conduits, pipes and other works, 
and for all other proper purposes under sections five to thir- 
teen, inclusive, may enter upon and dig up any such lands 
and waj's, in such manner as to cause the least hindrance to 
public travel thereon. The said town shall not enter upon, 
construct or lay any pipes, conduits or other works within 
the location of any railroad corporation, except at such time 
and in such manner as it may agree upon with such railroad 
corporation, or, in case of failure so to agree, as may be ap- 
proved by the department of public utilities. Said town in 
exercising the powers under this section shall be subject to 
the provisions of section ten. 

Section 8. Any person injured in his property by any 
action of said town or of its board of water commissioners 
under the provisions of sections five to thirteen, inclusive, 
may recover damages from said town under said chapter sev- 
enty-nine; provided, that the right to damages for the taking 
of any water, water right or water source or for any injury 
thereto shall not vest until the water is actually withdrawn 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 110. 80 

or diverted b\' said town under authority of said sections five 
to thirteen, inchisive. 

Section 9. Said town may, for the purpose of paying the May issue 
necessary expenses incurred or to be incurred under sections °° ^' ^*°" 
five to thirteen, inclusive, issue from time to time bonds or 
notes to an amount not exceeding, in the aggregate, one hun- 
dred thousand dollars, which shall bear on their face the words, 
Town of Yarmouth Water Loan, Act of 1925. Each au- Town of 
thorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans ^^^^°i^ 
shall be payable in not more than thirty years from their dates; Act of 1925.' 
and the first of the annual payments on account of any such 
loans shall be made not later than one year after the date of 
the bonds or notes issued therefor. Indebtedness incurred 
under this section shall be in addition to that authorized by 
the general laws, but shall, except as herein otherwise pro- 
vided, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws. 
Said town shall, at the time of authorizing said loan or loans. Payment of 
provide for the payment thereof in accordance with the pro- ^°^^' ^^''■ 
visions of this section; and when a vote to that effect has been 
passed, a sum w^iich, with the income derived from the water 
rates, will be suflScient to pay the annual expense of oper- 
ating the water works, and the interest as it accrues on the 
bonds or notes issued as aforesaid, and to make such pay- 
ments on the principal as may be required under this section, 
shall without further vote be assessed by the assessors of the 
town annually thereafter in the same manner as other taxes, 
until the debt incurred by the said loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 10. Before otherwise proceeding to acquire any To take or 
town water supply, whether as a distributing or supply sys- property o7^'° 
tem, under authority of this act, said town shall, for the pur- Barnstable 
poses aforesaid, take by eminent domain under chapter sev- pany. 
enty-nine of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase or 
otherwise, as provided in section five of this act, the franchise, 
corporate property, privileges and rights of said Barnstable 
Water Company so far as they are located within the limits 
of the town of Yarmouth or relate to that part of the equip- 
ment of said company lying within said limits. 

Section 11. Said town shall, after its acceptance of sec- Board of water 
tions five to thirteen, inclusive, at the same or a subsequent efeTt^n^"*"^"^' 
meeting, elect by ballot three persons to constitute a board terms, etc. 
of water commissioners, one of whom shall hold office until 
the expiration of three years, one until the expiration of two 
years, and one until the expiration of one year, from the next 
succeeding annual town meeting; and, at the annual town 
meeting held on the day the shortest of such terms expires, 
and at each annual town meeting thereafter, one such com- 
missioner shall be elected by ballot for the term of three years. 
All the authority granted to the town by sections five to thir- Authority, etc. 
teen, inclusive, except section nine and except as otherwise 
specially provided, shall be vested in said board of water com- 
missioners; but said board shall be subject in all respects to 
such instructions, rules and regulations as said town may im- 



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Acts, 1925. — Chap. 110. 



Quorum. 

Vacancies, 
how filled. 



Control, etc., 
of property by 
commissioners. 



To fix water 
rates, etc. 



Net surplus, 
how to be used. 



Annual, etc., 
reports. 



Penalty for 
polluting 
water, etc. 



Sections 1 to 4, 
when to 
take effect. 



Sections 5 to 
13, when to 
take effect. 



pose by its vote. A majority of said commissioners shall con- 
stitute a quorum for the transaction of biisiness. Any va- 
cancy occurring in said board may be filled for the remainder 
of the unexpired term by the town at any meeting thereafter. 
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 specified 
herein. 

Section 12, The land and other property taken or other- 
wise acquired under sections five to thirteen, inclusive, shall 
be managed, improved and controlled by the board of water 
commissioners in such manner as they shall deem for the best 
interest of the town. Said board shall fix just and equitable 
prices and rates for the use of water, and shall prescribe the 
time and manner of payment. The income of the water works 
shall be applied to defraying all operating expenses, interest 
charges and payments on the principal as they accrue upon 
any bonds or notes issued under authority of section nine. 
If there should be a net surplus remaining after providing for 
the aforesaid charges, it shall be used for such new construc- 
tion as said board 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 any new construction by said board ex- 
cept from a surplus as aforesaid unless the town appropri- 
ates the money therefor. Said board shall annually, and as 
often as the town may require, render a report of the condi- 
tion of the works under its charge, and an account of its re- 
ceipts and expenditures. 

Section 13. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- 
lutes or diverts any of the waters taken or held under sections 
five to thirteen, inclusive, or injures any structure, work or 
other property owned, held or used by said town under the 
authority and for the purposes of said sections, shall forfeit 
and pay to said town three times the amount of damages as- 
sessed therefor, to be recovered in an action of tort; and upon 
conviction of any one of the above wilful or wanton acts shall 
be punished by fine of not more than three hundred dollars 
or by imprisonment for not more than one year. 

Section 14. Sections one to four, inclusive, shall take 
efl'ect upon their acceptance by a majority of the legal voters 
of the town of Yarmouth present and voting thereon at any 
legal meeting called for the purpose within three years after 
the passage of this act, but the nmnber of such meetings called 
in any one year shall not exceed three; sections five to thir- 
teen, inclusive, of this act shall take efl'ect upon their accept- 
ance in the manner aforesaid at any legal meeting of said town 
called for the purpose within ten years after the passage of this 
act; and for the purpose of such submissions this act shall take 
effect upon its passage. Approved March IS, 1925. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. Ill, 112. 91 



An Act extending further the duration of an act to nUf.^ 1 1 1 

PROVIDE FOR A DISCRETIONARY STAY OF PROCEEDINGS IN "' 

CERTAIN ACTIONS OF SUMMARY PROCESS AND TEMPORARILY 
ABOLISHING FICTITIOUS COSTS IN SAID ACTIONS, 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would defeat Emergency 
its purpose to continue to provide reUef from hardship inci- p''^™ 
dent to the present scarcity of houses and buildings avail- 
able for habitation, therefore it is hereby declared to be an 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the public health and convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section six of chapter five hundred and seventy-seven of in2o, 577, § 6, 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty, as amended by chap- «*^^-^°i^'* ® 
ter four hundred and ninety of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-one, by section three of chapter three hundred 
and fifty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
two, by section two of chapter thirty-six of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-three and by section two of chapter 
seventy-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four, is hereby further amended by striking out, in the last 
line, the word "twenty-five" and inserting in place thereof 
the word: — twenty-six, — so as to read as follows: — Section Time extended 
6. This act shall become null and void on the first day of °;'„'^„^^ P™r|,'|- 
May in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-six. proceedings in 

Approved March 17, 1925. p"™Ss!^^ 

__^ actions, etc. 

An Act to prevent the extinction of the mayflower. fih^^ 110 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would render it Emerpency 
ineffective for the current year and thereby in part defeat its preamble. 
purpose, accordingly it is hereby declared to be an emergency 
law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public 
convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seven of chapter two of the General Laws is hereby q. l. 2, § 7. 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following new para- amended, 
graph: — Any person who pulls up or digs up the plant of the 
mayflower or any part thereof, or injures such plant or any part 
thereof except in so far as is reasonably necessary in procur- 
ing the flower therefrom, within the limits of any state high- 
way or any other public way or place, or upon the land of 
another person without written authority from him, shall be 
punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars; but if a per- 
son does any of the aforesaid acts while in disguise or secretly 
in the night time he shall be punished by a fine of not more 
than one hundred dollars, — so as to read as follows: — Section Mayflower to 
7. The mayflower (epigfea repens) shall be the flower or amnion- ° 
floral emblem of the commonwealth. Any person who pulls wealth. 
up or digs up the plant of the mayflower or any part thereof, pr''evenVe°d! 



92 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 113, 114. 



or injures such plant or any part thereof except in so far as 
is reasonably necessary in procuring the flower therefrom, 
within the limits of any state highway or any other public 
way or place, or upon the land of another person without 
Penalties. Written authority from him, shall be punished by a fine of not 

more than fifty dollars; but if a person does any of the afore- 
said acts while in disguise or secretly in the night time he shall 
be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars. 

Approved March 17, 1925. 



Chav.WZ An Act authorizing the town of dalton to pension Mar- 
garet E. LAWLER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The town of Dalton, for the purpose of promoting the pub- 
lic good, may pay to Margaret E. Lawler, v/ho served faith- 
fully and efficiently in the public schools of said town for 
twenty-two years prior to nineteen hundred and eight, when 
she retired from active service by reason of permanent physical 
infirmity contracted in said service, an annual pension of two 
hundred and fifty dollars in equal monthly instalments, to 
be paid out of the amount annually appropriated by said town 
for the support of the public schools therein. 

Approved March 17, 1925. 



Town of 
Dalton may 
pension 
Margaret E. 
Lawler. 



C/ia2?.114 -An A^'^ fixing the terms of office of MEMBERS OF WARD 
COMMITTEES UPON A REDIVISION OF A CITY INTO WARDS. 



G. L. 52, § 2, 
amended. 



Ward and 
town com- 
mittees, elec- 
tion, terms, 
etc. 



G. L. 52, § 7, 
amended. 

Ward com- 
mittees, terms 
of office of 
members upon 
redivi.sion of a 
city into 
wards. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter fifty-two of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the 
following : — , except as provided in section seven, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 2. Each political party shall, 
in every ward and town, elect at the primaries before each 
biennial state election a committee to be called a ward or town 
committee, whose members shall hold office for two years from 
January first following their election and until their succes- 
sors shall have organized, except as provided in section seven. 

Section 2. Said chapter fifty-two is hereby further amended 
by striking out section seven and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 7. The terms of office of the members 
of the ward committees of a city elected at the biennial state 
primary next preceding a redivision thereof into wards shall 
terminate on the twentieth day after the holding of the next 
following biennial state primary; and the terms of office of 
the members of the ward committees of such city elected at 
said next following biennial state primary shall commence 
on said twentieth day, or as soon thereafter as the several 
ward committees shall organize, which shall be within ten daj's 
after said twentieth day, and shall continue for two years 
from January first following their election and until their suc- 
cessors shall have organized. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 115, 116. 93 

Section 3. This act shall apply to all members of ward Applicability 
committees of any city, redivided into wards in the year nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-four, who were elected at the biennial 
state primary in said year. Approved March 17, 1925. 



Chap. 11 5 



An Act validating the election of the water commis- 
sioners OF the town of bridgewater. 

Be it enacted, etc., a.9 follows: 

The election of William H. Bassett, Joseph W. Keith and Election of 
H. Loring Jenkins as water commissioners of the towoi of ^oners^'or™'^" 
Bridgewater by the voters of said town at its annual meet- BridKeLter 
ing in the current ^-ear is hereby confirmed and made valid, if validated. 
and in so far as said election was invalid by reason of the fact 
that the warrant calling said annual town meeting did not 
include a provision calling for the election of water commis- 
sioners; and notwithstanding said fact the said persons shall Powers and 
have all the powers and duties imposed upon the water com- 
missioners of said town by chapter fifteen of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-five and by general law. 

Apiprovcd March 17, 1925. 

An Act relative to the power of cities and towns to ni^^y. -x-ia 

LIMIT THE USE OF STRUCTURES AND PREMISES IN SPECIFIED ^'''^V'^^^ 
DISTRICTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoics: 

Section 1. Section twenty-five of chapter forty of the g. l. 4o, § 25, 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word amended. 
"buildings" in the second line the words: — , structures and 
premises, — by striking out, in said line, the word " or " and 
inserting in place thereof a comma, — by inserting after the 
word " commercial " in the third line the words: — or other, — 
by inserting after the word " from " in the fourth line the 
words: — or prohibit any of such uses in, — by inserting after 
the word "buildings" in the fifth line the words: — , struc- 
tures or premises, — and by inserting after the word " build- 
ings " in the fifteenth line the words: — and structures and 
the use of premises, — so as to read as follows: — Section 25. Cities and 
A city or town maj^ by ordinance or by-law restrict buildings, ii*^t\^td- 
structures and premises to be used for particular industries, '°gf. structures 

J t • "1 1 . ana premises 

trades, manuiacturing, commercial or other purposes to speci- according to 
fied parts of the city or town, or may exclude them from or constr'uction 
prohibit any of such uses in specified parts of the city or town, distncts^^*^ 
or may provide that such buildings, structures or premises, 
if situated in certain parts of the city or to\vn, shall be subject 
to special regulations as to their construction or use. A city 
or town may also by ordinance or by-law provide that certain 
kinds of dwelling houses and tenement houses shall be re- 
stricted to specified parts of the city or town, or shall be ex- 
cluded from specified parts of the city or town, or that dwell- 
ing houses or tenement houses situated in specified parts of 
the city or town shall conform to certain regulations in respect 



94 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 116. 



Division into 
districts 
or zones. 



Promotion of 
health, safety, 
convenience 
and welfare of 
inhabitants, 
etc. 



Co-operation 
with planning 
boards, etc. 



G. L. 40, § 27, 
amended. 



Withholding 
of permits for 
construction or 
alteration of 
buildings or 
structures. 



Appeals. 



G. L. 40, § 29, 
amended. 



Exemption of 
existing huild- 
inRs or struc- 
tures, etc. 



to their construction or use which do not apply to such build- 
ings in other parts of the city or town. For the above pur- 
pose the city or town may be divided into districts or zones, 
and the construction and use of buildings and structures and 
the use of premises in each district or zone may be regulated 
as above provided. The provisions of this section shall be 
carried out in such manner as will best promote the health, 
safety, convenience and Avelfare of the inhabitants, will lessen 
the danger from fire, will tend to improve and beautify the 
city or town, will harmonize with its natural development, 
and will assist the carrying out of any scheme for municipal 
improvement put forth by any municipal planning board or 
board of survey or other like authority. Due regard shall be 
paid to the characteristics of the different parts of the city 
or town, and the ordinances or by-laws established hereunder 
in any city or town shall be the same for zones, districts or 
streets having substantially the same character. 

Section 2. Section twenty-seven of said chapter forty is 
hereby amended by inserting after the word " building " 
wherever it occurs in the fifth line the words : — or structure, — 
and by inserting after the word " building " in the eighth line 
the words: — , structure or premises, — so as to read as fol- 
lows : — Section 27. The superintendent of buildings, or the 
officer or board having supervision of the construction of build- 
ings or the power of enforcing the municipal building laws, 
or if in any town there is no such officer or board, the select- 
men, shall withhold a permit for the construction or altera- 
tion of any building or structure if the building or structure 
as constructed or altered would be in violation of any ordi- 
nance or by-law enacted under section twenty-five ; and munic- 
ipal officers shall refuse any permit or license for the use of a 
building, structure or premises which use would be in violation 
of any ordinance or by-law enacted under said section. Any 
person aggrieved by the refusal of a permit under this section 
may appeal to the municipal officer or board to which a right 
of appeal lies from decisions under the building laws of the city 
or town, and if there is no such officer or board, then the ap- 
peal shall lie to the city council or to the selectmen, or to such 
officer, board, commission or committee as shall be designated 
or appointed by the city council or by the selectmen to act 
as a board of appeals hereunder. 

Section 3. Section twenty-nine of said chapter forty is 
hereby amended by inserting after the word " existing " the 
first time it occurs in the second line the words: — buildings 
or, — by inserting after the word " building " the fiiist time 
it occurs in the third line the words: — , structure or prem- 
ises, — by inserting after the word " building " the second 
time it occurs in the third line the words: — or structure, — 
and by inserting ahvv the word " building " in the fifth and 
tenth lines in each instance the words: — , structure or prem- 
ises, — so as to read as follows: — Section 29. An ordinance 
or by-law enacted under section twenty-five shall not apply to 
existing buildings or structures nor to the existing use of any 



Acts, 192^. — Chaps. Il7, 118. 95 

building, structure or premises, but it shall apply to any alter- 
ation of a building or structure to provide for its use for a 
purpose, or in a manner, substantially different from the use 
to which it was put before alteration. A building, structure Exemption of 
or premises used or to be used by a public service corporation structwii, 
mav be exempted from the operation of an ordinance or by- etc., of public 

•^ , ^ , . n 'p x'i' e service cor- 

law enacted under section twenty -nve it, upon a petition oi porations 
the corporation, the department of public utilities shall, after *^' ''^''• 
a public hearing, decide that the present or proposed situation 
of the building, structure or premises in question is reasonably 
necessary for the convenience or welfare of the public. 

Approved March 17, 1925. 

An Act establishing a standard of milk fat for butter, fhn^} 117 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section one of chapter ninety-four of the General Laws is g. l. 94, §i, 
hereby amended by inserting after the word " matter " in ^™'^"'^^'*- 
the thirty-second line the following: — Butter shall contain 
not less than eighty per cent by weight of milk fat. Butter 
containing less than eighty per cent by weight of milk fat shall 
be deemed to be adulterated within the meaning of sections 
one hundred and eighty-six to one hundred and ninety-five, 
inclusive, — so that the paragraph contained in lines thirty 
to thirty-two, inclusive, will read as follows: — '' Butter '' "^^^t^t^^J^^^^ 
and " cheese ", products usually known })y these names which deGned. 
are manufactured exclusively from milk or cream with salt 
and rennet and with or without coloring matter. Butter standard of 
shall contain not less than eighty per cent by weight of milk f^J.' butter, 
fat. Butter containing less than eighty per cent by weight 
of milk fat shall be deemed to be adulterated within the mean- 
ing of sections one hundred and eighty-six to one hundred 
and ninety-five, inclusive. Approved March 18, 1925. 



Chap. US 



An Act relative to recounts in cases of offices to be 
filled, or questions to be voted upon, by all the voters 
of the commonwealth. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Chapter fifty-four of the General Laws is hereby g. l. 54, § i35. 
amended by striking out section one hundred and thirty-five amended. 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 135. Recounts of 
If, on or before five o'clock in the afternoon on the third day tions, filing of 
following an election in a ward of a city or in a town, ten or for,"etc.^ 
more voters of such ward or town, except Boston, and in Boston 
fifty or more voters of a ward, shall sign in person, adding 
thereto their respective residences on the preceding April first, 
and cause to be filed with the city -or town clerk a statement 
sworn to by one of the subscribers that they have reason to 
believe and do believe that the records, or copies of records, 
made by the election officers of certain precincts in such ward 
or town, or in case of a town not voting by precincts, by the 
election officers of such town, are erroneous, specifying wherein 



% 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 118. 



Registrars of 
voters to 
receive and 
recount 
ballots, etc. 



Recount by 

moderator, 

when. 



State-wide 
recounts, peti- 
tions for, 
number of sig- 
natures, etc. 



Certification 
of signatures 
by registrars, 
etc. 



Petitions to be 
filed with state 
secretary, etc. 



Petitions to be 
void, if, etc. 



Registrars of 
voters to 
receive and 
recount bal- 
lots, etc., if, 
etc. 



City and town 
clerks to hold 
state election 
ballots upon 
Btute-wide 
recount peti- 
tions, etc. 

Candidates 
and pereoQS 



they deem them to be in error and that they beheve a recount 
of the ballots cast in such precincts or town will affect the 
election of one or more candidates voted for at such election, 
specifying the candidates, or will affect the decision of a ques- 
tion voted upon at such election, specifying the question, the 
city or town clerk shall forthwith transmit such statement and 
the envelope containing the ballots, sealed, to the registrars 
of voters, who shall, without unnecessary delay, but not before 
the last hour for filing requests for recounts as aforesaid, open 
the envelopes, recount the ballots and determine the questions 
raised; but upon a recount of votes for town officers in a town 
where the selectmen are members of the board of registrars 
of voters, the recount shall be made by the moderator, who 
shall have all the powers and perform all the duties conferred 
or imposed by this section upon registrars of voters. 

State-wide recounts in cases of offices to be filled or ques- 
tions to be voted upon at the state election by all the voters 
of the commonwealth may be requested as provided in the 
foregoing provisions so far as applicable, except that any peti- 
tion therefor shall be signed in the aggregate by at least one 
thousand voters, not less than two hundred and fifty to be 
from each of four different counties, and shall be submitted 
on or before five o'clock in the afternoon of the twelfth day 
following such election to the registrars of voters of the city 
or town in which the signers appear to be voters, who shall 
forthwith certify thereon the number of signatures which are 
names of voters in said city or town, and except that such 
petitions for recount shall be filed with the state secretary on 
or before five o'clock in the afternoon of the fifteenth day fol- 
lowing such election. He shall hold such petitions for recount 
until after the official tabulation of votes by the governor and 
council and if it then appears that the difference in the num- 
ber of votes cast for the two leading candidates for the office, 
or in the number of affirmative and negative votes on a ques- 
tion, for which the recoimt is desired, is more than one per 
cent of the total number of votes cast for such office or on such 
question, the petitions for recount shall be void. If such dif- 
ference in the votes so cast appears to be one per cent or less 
of the total votes cast for such office or on such question, he 
shall forthwith order the clerk of each city and town of the 
commonwealth to transmit forthwith, and said clerk shall so 
transmit, the envelopes containing the ballots, sealed except 
in the case of those containing ballots which have already been 
recounted in respect to said office or question under author- 
ity of the preceding paragraph, to the registrars of the city or 
town who shall, without unnecessary delay, open the enve- 
lopes, recount the ballots cast for said office or on said question 
and determine the questions raised. If a state-wide recount 
is petitioned for, all ballots cast at a state election shall be held, 
except as otherwise provided herein, by the city and town 
clerks until the expiration of sixty days after said election. 

The registrars shall, before proceeding to recount the ballots, 
give written notice to the several candidates interested in such 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 118. 97 

recount and likel}^ to be affected thereby, or to such person representing 
as shall be designated by the petitioners for a recount of ballots b?notifiJd.*° 
cast upon questions submitted to the voters, of the time and etc. 
place of making the recount, and each such candidate or person 
representing petitioners as aforesaid shall be allowed to be 
present and witness such recount, either in person, accom- 
panied with counsel if he so desires, or by an agent appointed 
by him in writing. In the case of a recount of ballots cast for Notice to state 
offices which are filled by all the voters of the commonwealth, mittees^ when. 
such notice may be given to the duly organized state political 
committees. In the case of a recount of the ballots cast upon Notice in case 
a question submitted to all the voters as aforesaid, one repre- upon"quMtions 
sentative from any committee organized to favor or to oppose submitted to 
the question so submitted shall be permitted to be present and * ^° ^"' ^ °' 
witness the recount. 

All recounts shall be upon the questions designated in the Recounts to be 
statements or petitions filed, and no other count shall be made, desi"nlted*in"^ 
or allowed to be made, or other information taken, or allowed statements, 
to be taken, from the ballots on such recount. 

The registrars shall, when the recount is complete, enclose Envelopes con- 
all the ballots in their proper envelopes, seal each envelope to'be"seaied°*^^ 
with a seal provided therefor, and certify upon each envelope and endorsed, 
that it has been opened and again sealed in conformity to 
law; and shall likewise make and sign a statement of their 
determination of the questions raised. The envelopes, with Erroneous 
such statement, shall be returned to the city or town clerk, amended" etc. 
who shall alter and amend, in accordance with such determina- 
tion, such records as have been found to be erroneous; and 
the records so amended shall stand as the true records of the 
election. Copies of such amended records of votes cast at a Copies of 
state election shall be made and transmitted as required by records! trans- 
law in the case of copies of original records ; provided, that mission, etc. 
such copies of amended records shall in case of a state-wide Proviso, 
recount be transmitted by the city or town clerk to the state 
secretary within four days of the completion of such recount. 
If, in case of a recount of votes for town officers, it shall appear Certificates of 
that a person was elected other than the person declared to ^'e'^'*"'*- 
have been elected, the registrars of voters shall forthwith make 
and sign a certificate of such fact, stating therein the number 
of votes cast, as determined by the recount, for each candidate 
for the office the election to which is disputed, and shall file 
the same with the town clerk. The town clerk shall record Recording 

£LDU. QoliVGry 

the certificate and shall, within twenty-four hours after such of certificates, 
filing, cause a copy of such certificate, attested by him, to be ^**'' 
delivered to or left at the residence of the person so declared 
to have been elected, and to the person who by such certificate 
appears to be elected. 

Registrars of voters may employ such clerical assistance as Clerical 
they deem necessary to enable them to carry out this section. assistance. 

Section 2. Said chapter fifty-four is hereby further amended G- i^ ^4 § 115, 
by striking out section one hundred and fifteen and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Section 115. The state sec- Examination 
retary shall lay before the governor and council the copies records^f"^ 



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Acts, 1925. — Chap. 119. 



votes cast and 
deterininatiou 
of results by 
governor and 
council, etc. 



In case of state- 
wide recounts. 



G. L. 54, § 116. 
amended. 



Certification 
of results, issue 
of summons 
and certificates 
of election. 



Restrictions 
as to time of 
such certifica- 
tion, etc. 



of the records of votes cast, with their seals unbroken. The 
governor with at least five councillors shall, as soon as may 
be, open and examine all such copies. They shall tabulate 
said votes and determine who appear to be elected to the sev- 
eral offices, and what appears to be the result of the votes on 
any question or questions, and shall forthwith transmit to 
the state secretary an abstract of such tabulation and deter- 
mination. The state secretary, upon application, shall furnish 
to newspapers copies of such abstract. In case of a state- 
wide recount under section one hundred and thirty-five, the 
state secretary shall in like manner lay before the governor 
and council the copies of the amended records received by 
him under said section, and the governor with at least five 
councillors shall, if necessary, revise the aforesaid tabulation 
and determination accordingly. 

Section 3. Section one hundred and sixteen of said chapter 
fifty-four is hereby amended b}^ adding at the end thereof the 
following: — No certification shall be made or summons or 
certificate issued under this section until after five o'clock in 
the afternoon of the fifteenth day following a state election or, 
in case a state-wide recount is held in accordance with section 
one hundred and thirty-five, until the tabulation and de- 
termination under the preceding section have been revised in 
accordance with the results of such recount, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 116. The governor shall, in the presence 
of at least five councillors, certify to the results of the examina- 
tion of the copies of the records of the votes for governor and 
lieutenant governor, for councillors, for state secretary, state 
treasurer, state auditor and attorney general, and for senators, 
and shall issue his summons to such persons as appear to be 
chosen to said offices. The governor shall issue certificates 
of election to such persons as appear to be chosen to the offices 
of senator in congress, representative in congress, clerk of the 
courts, register of probate and insolvency, sheriff and district 
attorney, which shall be countersigned and transmitted by 
the state secretary. No certification shall be made or summons 
or certificate issued under this section until after five o'clock 
in the afternoon of the fifteenth day following a state election 
or, in case a state-wide recount is held in accordance with 
section one hundred and thirty-five, until the tabulation and 
determination under the preceding section have been revised 
in accordance with the results of such recount. 

Approved March 18, 1925. 



Chap. 



Town of 
VVestwood may 
supply itself 
ami its 
inhabitants 
with water, 
etc. 



119 An Act to authorize the town of westwood to supply 
itself and its inhabitants with water. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Westwood may supply itself and 
its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of fires and 
for domestic and other purposes; may establish fountains and 
hydrants, relocate or discontinue the same, and may regulate 
the use of such water aiul fix and colk^t rates to be paid for 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 119. 99 

the use of the same. Before otherwise proceeding to acquire to take, etc., 
any water supply under authority of this act, said town shall Ptg^®""/ 'ff; 
take by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine of the Dean doing 
General Laws, or acquire by piu'chase or otherwise, all the n^e^of ^^^^^ 
properties, privileges, franchises and other rights, appurtenant Westwood 
to the business of water supply, of Albert Dean, his succes- pany. 
sors and assigns, said Dean now doing business under the name 
of the Westwood Water Company. 

Section 2. Subject to the provisions of section one the May acquire 
said town, for the purposes aforesaid, may lease, or take by ^^J^^'^ ^'^t'^". 
eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine of the General 
Laws, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold, the waters, 
or any portion thereof, of any pond, brook or stream or of any 
ground water sources by means of driven or other wells or 
filter galleries, within the limits of said town, and the water 
rights and water sources connected therewith; provided, that Proviso, 
the amount of water which may be taken shall from time to 
time be determined by vote of the town ; and also may take May take 
by eminent domain under said chapter seventy-nine, or acquire certain lands, 
by purchase or otherwise, and hold, all lands, rights of way 
and easements necessary for collecting, storing, purifying and 
preserving such water and for conveying the same to any part 
of said town; provided, that no source of water supply and Proviso, 
no lands necessary for preserving the quality of the water shall 
be taken without first obtaining the advice and approval of the 
department of public health, and that the location of all dams, 
reservoirs, wells or filter galleries to be used as sources of water 
supply under this act shall be subject to the approval of said 
department. Said town may construct and may erect on the May erect 
lands taken or held under the provisions of this act proper pip^a^etc!' '*^ 
dams, reservoirs, buildings, standpipes, fixtures and other 
structures, and may make excavations, procure and operate 
ma(;hinery, and provide such other means and appliances and 
do such other things as may be necessary for the establish- 
ment and maintenance of complete and effective water works; 
and for that purpose may construct wells and reservoirs, es- 
tablish pumping works and lay down and maintain conduits, 
pipes and other works, imder or over any lands, water courses, 
railroads, railways, or public or private ways, and along any 
such way in said town, in such manner as not unnecessarily 
to obstruct the same; and for the purpose of constructing, lay- 
ing, maintaining, operating and repairing such conduits, pipes 
and other works, and for all 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 
hindrance to public travel thereon. Said town shall not enter Restrictions 
upon, construct or lay any conduits, pipes or other works *® *° ^^^^f^ . 

• ■■•ii* „ "ii • 1 upon rRiiioRCi 

witnm the location or any railroad corporation except at such locations. 
time and in such manner as it may agree upon with such cor- 
poration or in case of failure so to agree as may be approved 
by the department of public utilities. 

Section 3. The land taken or acquired under this act Board of water 
shall be managed, improved and controlled by the board of torontroi. etc. 



100 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 119. 



Damages, 
recovery, etc. 



Proviso. 



May issue 
bonds, etc. 



Town of 
Westwood 
Water Loan, 
Act of 1925. 



Payment of 
loan, etc. 



Penalty for 
polluting 
water, etc. 



Board of water 
commissioners, 
election, terms, 
etc. 



Authority, etc. 



water commissioners hereinafter provided for, in such manner 
as they shall deem for the best interest of the town. 

Section 4. Any person or corporation injured in his or its 
property by any action of said town or board under this act 
may recover damages from said town under said chapter sev- 
enty-nine; provided, that the right to damages for the taking 
of any water, w^ater source or w^ater right, or any injury thereto, 
shall not vest imtil the water is actually withdrawn or diverted 
by said town under authority of this act. 

Section 5. Said town may, for the purpose of paying the 
necessary expenses and liabilities incurred or to be incurred 
under the provisions of this act, issue from time to time bonds 
or notes to an amount, not exceeding, in the aggregate, two 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Town of Westwood Water Loan, Act of 1925. 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and 
such loans shall be payable in not more than thirty years from 
their dates. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in 
excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as provided 
herein, be subject to chapter forty -four of the General Laws. 

Section 6. Said town shall, at the time of authorizing 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- 
ance 'with the provisions of section five; and when a vote to 
that effect has been passed, a sum which, with the income de- 
rived from the water rates, will be suflScient to pay the annual 
expense of operating the water works and interest as it accrues 
on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid, and to make such 
payments on the principal as may be required under the pro- 
visions of this act, shall without further vote be assessed by 
the assessors of the town annually thereafter in the same man- 
ner as other taxes, until the debt incurred by the said loan or 
loans is extinguished. 

Section 7. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- 
lutes or diverts any of the waters taken or held under this act, 
or injures any structure, work or other property owned, held 
or used by said town under the authority and for the purposes 
of this act, shall forfeit and pay to said town three times the 
amount of damages assessed therefor, to be recovered in an 
action of tort; and upon conviction of an}^ one of the above 
wilful or wanton acts shall be punished by a fine of not more 
than three hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more 
than one year. 

Section 8. The said town shall, after its acceptance of 
this act, at the same meeting at which the act is accepted or 
at a 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 the annual 
town meeting held on the day on which the shortest of such 
terms expires, and at each annual town meeting thereafter, 
one such commissioner shall be elected by ballot for the term 
of three years. All the authority granted to the town by this 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 120. 101 

act, except sections five and six and except as otherwise spe- 
cially provided, shall be vested in said board of water commis- 
sioners, who shall be subject however to such instructions, 
rules and regulations as said town may impose by its vote. A Quorum, 
majority of said commissioners shall constitute a quorum 
for the transaction of business. Any vacancy occurring in Vacancies, how 
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 tem- 
porarily by a majority vote of the selectmen, and the person 
so appointed shall hold office until the town fills the vacancy 
in the manner specified herein. 

Section 9. Said commissioners shall fix just and equitable To fix water 
prices and rates for the use of water, and shall prescribe the '"^*®®' ®*''' 
time and manner of payment. The income of the water works 
shall be applied to defraying all operating expenses, interest 
charges and payments on the principal as they accrue upon 
any bonds or notes issued under authority of this act. If there Net surplus, 
should be a net surplus remaining after providing for the afore- us^d*° ^^ 
said charges it shall be used for such new construction as the 
water commissioners may determine upon, and in case a sur- 
plus should remain after payment for such new construction 
the water rates shall be reduced proportionately. No money 
shall be expended in new construction b}^ the water commis- 
sioners except from the net surplus aforesaid unless the town 
appropriates and provides money therefor. All authority 
vested in said commissioners by the foregoing provisions of 
this section and by section three shall be subject to the pro- 
visions of section eight. Said commissioners shall annually, Annual, etc., 
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 expendi- 
tures. 

Section 10. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by a majority of the voters of the town of Westwood present ^° '^^^' ^ °' 
and voting thereon at a town meeting called for the purpose 
within three years after its passage; but the number of meet- 
ings so called in any year shall not exceed three; and for the 
purpose only of being submitted to the voters of said town as 
aforesaid this act shall take efl'ect upon its passage. 

Approved March 18, 1925. 

An Act further regulating the combination of certain (7/^(719.120 
fats and oils with milk, cream or skimmed milk. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seventeen A of chapter ninety-four of the General 9^^ ^*^^ 
Laws, inserted by chapter one hundred and seventy of the amended. ' 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby amended 
by inserting after the word " desiccated " in the fifth line the 
following: — so that the resulting product is in imitation or 
semblance of milk, cream or skimmed milk whether or not 
condensed, evaporated, concentrated, powdered, dried or 



102 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 121, 122. 



Combination 
of certain fats 
and oils with 
milk, cream 
or skimmed 
milk pro- 
hibited. 



Penalties. 



desiccated, — and by inserting after the word " been " in the 
ninth and tenth lines in each instance the word: — so, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 17 A. No person himself or 
by his servant or agent shall, for the purposes of sale or ex- 
change, add any fat or oil other than milk fat to, or blend or 
compound the same with, any milk, cream or skimmed milk, 
whetlier or not condensed, evaporated, concentrated, powdered, 
dried or desiccated, so that the resulting product is in imitation 
or semblance of milk, cream or skimmed milk whether or 
not condensed, evaporated, concentrated, powdered, dried or 
desiccated, nor shall any person himself or by his servant or 
agent sell, exchange or deliver, or have in possession with in- 
tent to sell, exchange or deliver, or expose or offer for sale or 
exchange, any milk, cream or skimmed milk in any of the afore- 
said forms to which has been so added or with which has been 
so blended or compounded any fat or oil other than milk fat. 
Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be pun- 
ished by the penalties prescribed by section twenty-four. 

Approved March IS, 1925. 



CJiav. 121 An Act authorizing the city of lynn to acquire certain 

FLATS AND TIDE LANDS IN OR ADJACENT TO LYNN HARBOR. 



City of Lynn 
may acquire 
certain flats 
and tide lands 
in or adjacent 
to Lynn 
harbor to 
abate certain 
nuisances and 
to improve 
said harbor. 



Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 

Proviso. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of abating the nuisance caused 
by the accumulation of deposits of sewage sludge on the flats 
in Lynn harbor, and of improving the said harbor for naviga- 
tion and commerce, the city of Lynn may, at any time within 
one year after the effective date of this act and from time to 
time within said year, acquire by purchase or otherwise, or 
take in fee by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine 
of the General Laws, the land, flats and tide lands in or border- 
ing upon said harbor, lying easterly of the " Lynnway ", so- 
called, and northerly and westerly of the harbor line estab- 
lished by chapter three hundred and thirteen of the acts of 
eighteen hundred and sixty-seven and between the wharf of 
the Lynn Gas and Electric Company and the Saugus river, 
and so much of the upland and foreshore adjacent to said 
flats and tide lands as may be necessary for said purposes. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provisions 
of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs on or 
before the thirtieth day of September in the current year. 

Approved March 18, 1925. 



Chap. 122 An Act authorizing the Berkshire county savings bank 

TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF PITTSFIELD. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



CoS-'savings '^'^^^ Berkshire County Savings Bank, incorporated by chap- 
Bank may tcr four of thc acts of eighteen hundred and forty-six, may, 
reai^tatV'iT'^ subjcct to the approval of the commissioner of banks, invest 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 123, 124. 103 

in the preparation and alteration of suitable buildings, now ggjj^^ ^'"®" 
owned by said bank in the city of Pittsfield, for use in whole 
or in part for the convenient transaction of its business, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars in addition 
to any sums heretofore authorized to be invested in said build- 
ings under clause eleventh of section fifty-four of chapter one 
hundred and sLxty-eight of the General Laws. 

Approved March IS, 1925. 



An Act repealing certain acts relative to a subway pro- (JJiq^j) J23 

POSED TO be constructed IN THE CITIES OF EVERETT AND 
MALDEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., a^ follows: 

Parts II and III of chapter seven hundred and seventy- Certain acts 
seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen, as amended subway pro- 
by chapter three hundred and sixty-four of the Special Acts p°^<^,^ ^°}'^ . 

*" constructed id 

of nineteen hundred and seventeen, and as affected by chapter cities of Everett 
four hundred and sixty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred replaied!'^'^ 
and twenty-three and by chapter one hundred and sixty- 
three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, are 
hereby repealed. Approved March 18, 1925. 



An Act relative to the fees for insurance brokers' Chap. 124: 

LICENSES issued TO PARTNERSHIPS OR TO THE MEMBERS 
THEREOF AND FOR THE SERVICE OF PROCESS ON THE COM- 
MISSIONER OF INSURANCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the g. l. 175, § u, 
General Laws, as amended in section fourteen by chapter one ^^'^ • *'»^"«^«'i- 
hundred and sixty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one and by section one of chapter four hundred and 
fifty of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby 
further amended by striking out said section fourteen and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section I4. He Collection of 
shall collect and pay to the commonwealth charges and fees and^el-s^by^^^^ 
as follows: for each examination prior to granting a license or commissioner 
a certificate of authority to issue policies of insurance or annuity 
or pure endowment contracts as provided in sections four 
and thirty -two, fifty dollars; for the valuation of life policies 
of a domestic company as provided in section nine, two and 
one half mills for each thousand dollars of insurance; for each 
certificate issued under section sixteen, two dollars, provided P''°^'»3°- 
that such certificates shall be issued without charge for the 
use of the commonwealth; for each certificate imder section 
thirty-two, two dollars ; for each special license under clause (g) 
of section fifty -one or of section fifty-four, ten dollars; for 
each certificate issued by the commissioner under section 
seventy or seventy-one, two dollars; for filing copy of charter 
or deed of settlement of each foreign company under section 
one hundred and fifty-one, thirty dollars; for filing financial 



104 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 124. 



Provisos. 



G. L. 175, 
§ 154. etc., 
amended. 



Service of 
process on 
commissioner 
of insurance as 
attorney for 
foreign com- 
panies. 



statement with the appKcation for admission of a foreign com- 
pany under said section one hundred and fifty -one, and for 
the fihng: of each annual statement by a foreign company 
under section twenty-five, twenty dollars; for each service 
of lawful process upon him as attorney for a foreign company 
under section one hundred and fifty-one and section one hun- 
dred and fifty-four, two dollars; provided, that such fee shall 
not be required for the service of process in any criminal pro- 
ceeding; for each license or renewal thereof to an insurance 
agent of any company under section one hundred and sixty- 
three, two dollars; for each license or renewal thereof to an 
insurance broker under section one hundred and sixty-six, 
twenty-five dollars; for each license or renewal thereof to a 
special insurance broker under section one hundred and sixty- 
eight, twenty-five dollars; for each license or renev/al thereof 
to an adjuster of fire losses under section one hundred and 
seventy-two, ten dollars; for each license or renewal thereof 
to a voluntary association under section one hundred and 
seventy-two A, to a partnership under section one hunrlred 
and seventy-three or to a corporation under section one hun- 
dred and seventy-four, the fees hereinbefore prescribed for 
like licenses issued to individuals under said section one hun- 
dred and sixty-three, one hundred and sixty-six, one hundred 
and sixty-eight or one hundred and seventy-two, for each 
trustee, partner or officer to be covered by the license; pro- 
vided, that any person in respect to whom the fee hereinbefore 
specified for an insurance broker's license issued under either 
of said sections one hundred and sixty-six and one hundred 
and seventy-three has been paid may receive an insurance 
broker's license under the other of said sections without pay- 
ment of the prescribed fee, which license shall be coterminous 
with the license for which the fee has been paid, and provided, 
further, that an insurance broker's license may be issued as 
aforesaid to a partnership composed entirely of residents of 
other states of the United States, eligible therefor under said 
section one hundred and sixty-six, upon payment of a single 
fee of twenty-five dollars; for each certificate of the valuation 
of the policies of any life company and for each certificate 
of the examination, condition or qualification of a company, 
two dollars; for each copy of any paper on file in the office of 
the commissioner, twenty cents a page and for copies of tabu- 
lations, forty cents a page and two dollars for certifying the 
same; and all other fees and charges due the commonwealth 
for any official act or service of the commissioner. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-five, 
as amended in section one hundred and fifty-four by section 
twelve of chapter four hundred and six of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further amended by strik- 
ing out said section one hundred and fifty-four and inserting 
in place thereof the following:- — Section 154. When legal 
process is served upon the commissioner as attorney for a 
foreign company under the third clause of section one Iiundred 
and fifty-one, he shall forthwith forward by mail, postage pre- 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 124. 105 

paid, one of the duplicate copies of the process served on him, ad- 
dressed to the company at its last home office address appearing 
on his records, or, in the case of a company of a foreign country, 
to its resident manager in the United States, addressed to him 
at the last address appearing on said records, or to such other 
person as may previously have been designated by the company 
by written notice filed in the office of the commissioner. As Payment of 
a condition of valid and effectual service and of the duty of ^®®' 
the commissioner in the premises, there shall be paid to him, 
except as provided in section fourteen, at the time of service 
thereof the fee prescribed by said section, which the plaintiff 
shall recover as taxable costs if he prevails in his suit. The Record, 
commissioner shall keep a record of all legal processes showing 
the day and hour of service. 

Section 3. Section one hundred and sixty-six of said chap- g. l. 175. § lee. 
ter one hundred and seventy-five, as amended by section eleven ®**'' ^'"®" ® ' 
of chapter four hundred and fifty of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-four, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word " shall " in the twenty-eighth line, the words: — , 
except as provided in section fourteen, — so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Section 166. The commissioner may, upon the pay- Licensing of 
ment of the fee prescribed by section fourteen, issue to any biokere!'^ 
suitable person of full age resident in the commonwealth, or 
resident in any other state of the United States granting brokers' 
licenses or like privileges to residents of the commonwealth, 
a license to act as an insurance broker to negotiate, continue 
or renew contracts of insurance or annuity or pure endowment 
contracts, or to place risks, or effect insurance with any quali- 
fied domestic company or its agents, or with the lawfully con- 
stituted and licensed resident agents in this commonwealth 
of any foreign company duly admitted to issue such policies 
or contracts therein upon the following conditions: The ap- Applications. 
plicant for the license shall file with the commissioner a written 
application upon a form provided by the commissioner, which 
shall be executed on oath by the applicant and kept on file 
by the commissioner. The application shall state the name, 
age, residence and occupation of the applicant at the time 
of making the application, his occupation for the five years 
next preceding the date of the application, that the applicant 
intends to hold himself out and carry on business in good faith 
as an insurance broker, and such other information as the 
commissioner may require. The application shall also con- 
tain a statement as to the trustworthiness and competency of 
the applicant, signed by at least three reputable citizens of 
this commonwealth. If the commissioner is satisfied that the issue, expira- 
applicant is trustworthy and competent and intends to hold **°"' ®*''- 
himself out and carry on business in good faith as an insurance 
broker, he shall issue the license, which shall, except as pro- 
vided in section fourteen, expire in one year from its date, 
unless sooner revoked or suspended as provided herein. The Renewal, fee, 
license may, in the discretion of the commissioner, be renewed, ^ **" 
upon payment of the fee prescribed by section fourteen, for 
any succeeding year without recjuiring anew the detailed in- 



106 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 125. 



Revocation or 
suspension. 



Penalty. 



formation hereinbefore specified. The commissioner may at 
any time, for cause shown and after a hearing, revoke the h- 
cense or suspend it for a period not exceeding the unexpired 
term thereof, and may, for cause shown and after a hearing, 
revoke the hcense while so suspended, and shall notify the li- 
censee in writing of such revocation or suspension, and may 
publish a notice of such revocation or suspension in such man- 
ner as he may deem necessary for the protection of the public. 
Whoever, not being a duly licensed insurance agent of the 
company in which any policj^ of insurance or any annuity or 
pure endowment contract is effected or an officer of a domestic 
company acting under section one hundred and sixty-five, 
acts as an insurance broker as defined in section one hundred 
and sixty-two, without such license or during a suspension of his 
license, shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty nor 
more than five hundred dollars. Approved March 18, 1925. 



Chap.125 ^N Act relative to the operation by railroad corpora- 
tions OF MOTOR VEHICLES. 



G. L. 160, new 
section after 
§ 70. 



Railroad 
corporations 
may acquire, 
operate, etc., 
steamship 
companies, 
docks, motor 
vehicles, etc. 



In operation of 
motor vehicles 
to be subject 
to certain laws. 



Certain rights 
not affected. 



G. L. 160, § 70, 
amended. 

Railroad cor- 
porations may 
invest in 
securities of 
terminal com- 
panies, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as foUotos: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and sixty of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section seventy, 
under the heading, AUXILIARY SERVICES, the following 
new section: — Section 70 A. A railroad corporation may ac- 
quire, hold, maintain and operate steamship companies, ferries, 
ferry boats and docks and, with the approval of the depart- 
ment, motor vehicles not running upon rails or tracks, for the 
transportation of passengers or freight, to be operated upon 
such routes as public convenience and necessity, in the opin- 
ion of the department, may require, subject, in respect to the 
transportation of freight, to the provisions of section thirty- 
one A of chapter ninety. Any such railroad corporation, in 
maintaining and operating such vehicles, shall be subject to 
all other provisions of chapter ninety and to all other laws 
applicable to motor vehicles and the operation thereof; to the 
provisions of chapter one hundred and fifty-nine in respect to 
rates, fares and charges for services performed, and, in respect 
to the transportation of passengers, to sections forty-five to 
forty-nine, inclusive, of said chapter one hundred and fifty- 
nine. This section shall not be construed to affect any right 
or privilege derived from the constitution or laws of the United 
States. 

Section 2. Section seventy of said chapter one hundred 
and sixty is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence, 
so as to read as follows : — Section 70. A railroad corpora- 
tion may acquire, hold, vote, sell, and negotiate the stock 
and securities of terminal companies organized under the laws 
of the commonwealth, and may guarantee the bonds of such 
companies. Approved March IS, 1926. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 126, 127, 128. 107 



An Act providing that civil proceedings shall not bar fhn^ ioa 

PROSECUTION FOR DESERTION OR NON-SUPPORT. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter two bundred and seventy-three of ^- ^- ?''?• ^ '- 
the General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end 
thereof the following new sentence : — No civil proceeding in Civil proceed- 
any court shall be held to be a bar to a prosecution hereunder 'jilsecution^for 
for desertion or non-support. Approved March 18, 1925. desertion or 

'^^ -^-^ ' non-support. 

An Act subjecting the office of chief of police of the QhQn 127 

CITY of MARLBOROUGH TO THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section 1. The provisions of chapter thirty-one of the office of chief 
General Laws and the rules and regulations made thereunder, Ma^i*borouU 
relating to the appointment and removal of police officers, subjected t°o 
shall apply to the office of chief of police of the city of Marl- laws.*^'^^"'^ 
borough; provided, that the present incumbent of said office Proviso, 
may continue to hold the same without taking a civil service 
examination. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to Submission to 
the voters of said city at the annual city election in the cur- ^ot^''^- ^tc. 
rent year in the form of the following question which shall be 
placed upon the official ballot to be used at said election : — 
" Shall an act passed by the general court in the current year, 
entitled ' An Act subjecting the office of chief of 
police of the city of Marlborough to the civil 
service laws', be accepted? " 

If a majority of the votes cast on said question are in the Time of taking 
affirmative, this act shall thereupon take effect, but not other- ^^^'^*-' ^^''■ 
wise. Approved March IS, 1925. 

An Act relative to the water supply of the town of Phnrt 128 

WAKEFIELD. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter four hundred and eighty -eight of the acts of nine- i902. 488, new 
teen hundred and two is hereby amended by inserting after |®|*^'°° ^f*®"" 
section three the following new section: — Section 3 A. For Town of 
the purposes set forth in section two, the said town of Wake- tlke'cwtai™*^ 
field may take by purchase or otherwise and hold, and convey waters and 

. ii-'ix J.I ii? Ij. lands for water 

to any part oi said town, the waters oi any ponci, stream, supply 
spring or well, not already acquired for public uses, within purposes. 
the limits of so much of the watershed of Crystal lake as 
lies in the town of Stoneham. For the purposes aforesaid, 
said town of Wakefield may also take by purchase or other- 
wise, and hold, all lands, rights of way and easements within 
the aforesaid limits necessary for holding, storing, purifying, 
preserving and protecting such waters and conveying the 
same as aforesaid. No source of water supply and no lands Advice and 

approval of 



YES. 




NO. 





108 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 129, 130. 



department of neccssary for preserving the quality of the water shall be taken 
public heait . ^^ used Under authority of this section without first obtaining 
the advice and approval of the department of public health. 

Aj)yroved March IS, 1925. 



ChaV.129 ^N ^^"^ RELATIVE TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE DIVISION OF 

METROPOLITAN PLANNING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section five of chapter twenty-eight of the General Laws, 
inserted by section one of chapter three hundred and ninety- 
nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is 
hereby amended by inserting before the word " an " in the 
seventh and eleventh lines in each instance the words : — the 
commissioner or, — so as to read as follows: — Section 5. 
There shall be organized within the metropolitan district 
commission a division of metropolitan planning. Said division 
shall be in charge of seven commissioners, three of whom shall 
be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent 
of the council, for terms of five years from the date of their 
respective appointments and without compensation; the com- 
missioner or an associate commissioner of public works, to 
be designated from time to time by the commissioner of pub- 
lic works; a commissioner of the department of public utilities, 
to be designated from time to time by the chairman of said 
department; the commissioner or an associate commissioner 
of the metropolitan district commission, to be designated from 
time to time by the commissioner of said commission; and 
an officer of the transit department of the city of Boston, to 
be designated from time to time by the chairman thereof. 
The chairman of said division shall be designated by the gov- 
ernor. Approved March 18, 1925. 



G. L. 28, § 5. 
etc., amended. 



Division of 
metropolitan 
planning within 
metropolitan 
district com- 
mission, com- 
position, etc. 



Chairman. 



Chap 



G. L. 82, § 37. 
amended. 

Building lines 
in cities and 
towns. 



I3Q An Act relative to building lines in cities and towns. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter eighty-two of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by striking out section thirty -seven and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — Section 37. If a city by its city 
council or a town accepts this section or has accepted corre- 
sponding provisions of earlier laws, a building line not more 
than forty feet distant from the exterior line of a highway or 
tow^n way may be established in the manner provided for 
laying out ways, and thereafter no structures shall be erected 
or maintained between such building line and such way, ex- 
cept steps, windows, porticos, other usual projections appur- 
tenant to the front wall of a buikling, embankments, walls, 
fences and gates, to the extent prescribed in the vote estab- 
lishing such building line, and except that any structure ex- 
isting at the time of the establishment of the building line 
may be permitted to remain and to be maintained to such 
extent and under such conditions as may be prescribed in the 
vote establishing such building line. Whoever sustains dam- 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 131, 132. 16^ 

age thereby may recover the same under chapter seventy- 

nme. A building line established under this section may be Diacontinu- 

discontinued in the manner provided for the discontinuance ance of lines. 

of a highway or town way. Whoever sustains damages by Damages. 

the discontinuance of a building line may recover the same 

under chapter seventy-nine. Approved March 18, 1925. 

An Act to establish the salary of the sheriff of dukes fhfj^ iqi 

COUNTY. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter thirty-seven of the General Laws, as g. l. 37, § i9, 
amended in section nineteen by section one of chapter three ^''^ • ^mendad. 
hundred and seventy-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, is hereby further amended by striking out said 
section nineteen and inserting in place thereof the following : — 
Section 19. The sheriff of Suffolk county shall receive from sheriffs' 
the county a salary of three thousand dollars. The sheriffs l^gof^' 
of Dukes and Nantucket counties shall receive from their Dukes and 
respective counties salaries of five hundred dollars each, and Nantucket. 
may likewise retain to their own use the fees received by them 
for service of process. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by the county commissioners of Dukes County; provided, Smmisl^onerl 
that such acceptance occurs during the current year. Proviso. 

Approved March 18, 1925. 

An Act to provide security for removals under the nhr,^ i qo 
small claims procedure and for removals of civil "' 

cases from district courts other than the boston 
municipal court, and relative to costs in the superior 

COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-three of chapter two hundred g, l 218. § 23. 
and eighteen of the General Laws is hereby amended by in- ^^^^ 
serting after the word " court " in the thirteenth line the 
following: — and a bond in the penal sum of one hundred 
dollars, with such surety or sureties as may be approved by 
the plaintiff or the clerk or an assistant clerk of the district 
court, payable to the other party or parties to the cause, con- 
ditioned to satisfy any judgment for costs which may be en- 
tered against him in the superior court in said cause within 
thirty days after the entry thereof, — by striking out, in the 
eighteenth line, the words " Section one hundred and five " 
and inserting in place thereof the words : — Sections one hun- 
dred and five and one hundred and seven, — and by adding 
at the end thereof the following: — Any party, in lieu of filing 
the bond required by this section, may deposit with the clerk 
the sum of one hundred dollars and the provisions of section 
one hundred and six of said chapter two hundred and thirty- 
one shall apply, — so as to read as follows: — Section 23. A u'^-^n'^ 
plaintiff beginning a cause under the procedure shall be deemed cause under 



no 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 132. 



small claims 
procedure 
waives trial by 
jury and right 
of appeal, etc. 



Filing claim to 
trial by jury. 



Affidavit. 



Fee. 
Bond. 



Transmission 
of papers to 
superior 
court, etc. 



Certain laws 
to appty. 



Deposit in lieu 
of bond. 



G. L. 231, 
§ llOA, etc., 
amended. 



Pleading and 
practice. 
Certain pro- 
visions of law 
applicable to 
municipal 
court of city of 
Boston to 
apply to all 
other district 
courts, except, 
etc. 

O. L. 2G1, §4, 
amended. 



Costs in 
superior court. 



to have waived a trial by jury and any right of appeal to the 
superior court and any right to a report to an appellate di- 
vision; but if said cause shall be remo^-ed to the superior 
court as hereinafter provided, the plaintiff shall have the 
same right to claim a trial by jury as if the cause had been 
begun in the superior court. No other party to a cause under 
the procedure shall be entitled to an appeal or report. In 
lieu thereof, any such party may, prior to the day upon which 
he is notified to appear, file in the court where the cause is 
pending a claim of trial by jury, and his affidavit that there 
are questions of fact in the cause requiring trial, with speci- 
fications thereof, and that such trial is intended in good faith, 
together with the sum of three dollars for the entry of the cause 
in the superior court and a bond in the penal sum of one hun- 
dred dollars, with such surety or sureties as may be approved 
by the plaintiff or the clerk or an assistant clerk of the dis- 
trict court, payable to the other party or parties to the cause, 
conditioned to satisfy any judgment for costs which may 
be entered against him in the superior court in said cause 
within thirty days after the entry thereof; and thereupon 
the clerk shall forthwith transmit such original papers or at- 
tested copies thereof as the rules for the procedure may pro- 
vide, and the superior court may try the cause as transmitted 
or may require pleadings as in a cause begun by writ, but the 
cause may be marked for trial on the list of causes advanced 
for speedy trial by jviry. Sections one hundred and five and 
one hundred and seven of chapter two hundred and thirty- 
one shall apply in all district courts in causes begun under 
the procedure. Any part}^, in lieu of filing the bond required 
by this section, may deposit with the clerk the sum of one 
hundred dollars and the provisions of section one hundred 
and six of said chapter two hundred and thirty-one shall apply. 
Section 2. Section one hundred and ten A of chapter 
two hundred and thirty-one of the General Laws, inserted 
by section eight of chapter five hundred and thirty-two of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby am(>nded 
by striking out all after the word " three " in the first line 
down to and including the word " seven " in the fourth line 
and inserting in place thereof the folio wing : — to one hun- 
dred and seven, inclusive, — so as to read as follows: — Sec- 
lion 110 A. Sections one hundred and three to one hundred 
and seven, inclusive, and sections one hundred and nine and 
one hundred and ten, applicable to the municipal court of 
the city of Boston, shall apply to all other district courts, 
except that appeals to the supreuie judicial court arising in 
any county shall be heard at the same sittings as other ques- 
tions of law arising in such county. 

Section 3. Section four of chapter two hundred and sixty- 
one of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, 
in the fourth and in the seventh lines the word " twenty " 
and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the words: — 



one hundred, — so as to read as follows: — »Sre/707? 



If, 



in a personal action, except an action of replevin or an action 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 133, 134. Ill 

under section fifteen of chapter two hundred and fifty-three, 
which is commenced in the superior court, the plaintiff does 
not recover final judgment for more than one hundred dollars 
as damages, he shall recover no costs, unless the right to an 
easement or the title to land is drawn in question and the 
justice before whom the action is tried so certifies, or unless 
the plaintiff's claim, as established on the trial, exceeds one 
hundred dollars and is reduced to that amount or less by set- 
offs which could not have been proved in payment. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect on October first, 1°^^}^%^^^'^*' 

,111 n 1 • 1 Oct. 1, 1925, 

nmeteen hundred and twenty-hve, except that actions sub- except, etc. 

ject to section four of chapter two hundred and sixty-one of 

the General Laws commenced in the superior court prior to 

said date shall be governed by the provisions of said section 

four as existing prior to its amendment by section three of 

this act. Approved March 18, 1925. 

An Act authorizing the city of salem to pension charles QJiaj) 133 
H. danforth. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Salem may, not later than Decem- cityofSaiem 
ber thirty-first of the current year, retire Charles H. Dan- charies'n''" 
forth, who for twenty-five years has faithfully served as its Danforth.' 
city auditor or director of finance, on an annual pension equal 
to one half the annual rate of compensation paid to him as 
city auditor and clerk of committees. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provi- ^^^ council, 
sions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs Proviso, 
during the current year. Approved March 18, 1925. 

An Act authorizing the trustees of the essex county nhn'n 1^4 
agricultural school to rebuild, FURNisii and equip ^' 

the home making building at said school. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The trustees of the Essex county agricultural Trustees of 

11 1 1 • 1111 1 ^ssex county 

school may expend a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand agricultural 
dollars for the purpose of rebuilding, on its original site or rebu?id?et^,, 
elsewhere on the school grounds, the home making building buUdin^^'^t"^ 
of said school, and of furnishing and equipping the same. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, the county com- Loans by 
missioners of said county mav borrow from time to time, on Essex county 

, ,. „ , i" 1 commissioners. 

the credit oi the county, such sums as may be necessary, not 
exceeding, in the aggregate, one hundred thousand dollars, 
and may issue bonds or notes of the county therefor, which 
shall bear on their face the words, Essex County Agricultural f tIcuu"""?^ 
School Loan, Act of 1925. Each authorized issue shall con- School Loan, 
stitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be payable in not ^*'° ^^'^'^' 
more than five j^ears from their dates. Such bonds or notes 
shall be signed by the treasurer of the county and counter- 
signed by a majority of the county commissioners. The 



112 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 135, 136. 



Submission to 
Essex county 
commissioners. 

Proviso. 



county may sell the said securities at public or private sale 
upon such terms and conditions as the countj^ commissioners 
may deem proper, but not for less than their par value, and 
the proceeds thereof shall be paid into the county treasury 
and expended in the payment of bills contracted by the said 
trustees under section one. Indebtedness incurred under this 
act shall, except as herein provided, be subject to chapter 
thirty-five of the General Laws. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the county commissioners of the county of Essex; pro- 
vided, that such acceptance occurs during the current year. 

Approved March 18, 1925. 



Chap. 1S5 An Act relative to the assessment of taxes in cities in 

THE year following THEIR REDI VISION INTO WARDS. 



G. L. 54, § 4, 
etc., amended. 



New divisions 
of cities into 
wards, when to 
take effect, etc. 



Certain laws as 
to Boston, 
Cambridge 
and Lowell 
not affected. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section four of chapter fifty -four of the Gen- 
eral Laws, as amended by chapter one hundred and thirty- 
nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in the third and fourth lines, 
the words " prior to such primary " and inserting in place 
thereof the words : — in the year following such a redivision, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 4- For all elections held 
prior to the biennial state primary following a redivision of 
a city into wards, and for the assessment of taxes in the year 
following such a redivision, the wards as existing previous 
to such redivision shall continue, and for such purposes the 
election officers shall be appointed and hold office, and voting 
lists shall be prepared, and all other things required by law 
shall be done, as if no such redivision had been made. For 
all other purposes the new division shall take effect on Decem- 
ber thirty-first of the year when made. 

Section 2. Nothing in this act shall be construed to affect 
the provisions of chapters thirty-nine and sixty-nine of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five relative to the use 
of the new ward lines established in nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four in the cities of Boston, Cambridge and Lowell. 

Approved March 18, 1925. 



Chav.lSQ An Act increasing the number of signatures of regis- 
tered VOTERS REQUIRED TO NOMINATE A CANDIDATE FOR 
ELECTION TO THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 



1909, 486, § 53, 
etc., amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifty-three of chapter four hundred and eighty-six 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, as amended by sec- 
tion four of chapter seven hundred and thirty of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, by chapter thirty-seven of 
the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen and by 
section sixteen of chapter four hundred and seventy-nine of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further 
amended by striking out, in the fourteenth line, the word 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 137, 138. 113 

"one" and inserting in place thereof the word: — three, — 
so that the paragraph included in lines one to twenty, inclu- 
sive, will read as follows: — Section 53. Any registered voter city of 
who is qualified to vote for a candidate for anv municipal Boston nomi- 

, . \r. . , . 1 1 . 1 » ' . r nations for 

elective oriice in such city may be a candidate tor nomination elective office, 
thereto, and his name as such candidate shall be printed on ® ^' 
the official ballot to be used at the municipal election; pro- proviso. 
vided, that at or before five o'clock p.m. of the twenty-first 
day prior to such election nomination papers prepared and 
issued by the election commissioners, signed in person for the Signatures for 
nomination for mayor by at least three thousand registered mayor^*'°° °^ 
voters in said city qualified to vote for such candidate at said 
election, signed in person for the nomination for school com- For school 
mittee by at least two thousand registered voters in said city committee, 
qualified to vote for such candidate at said election and signed For city 

councillor. 

in person for the nomination for city councillor by at least 
three hundred registered voters in the ward, for which said 
nomination is sought, qualified to vote for such candidate at 
said election shall be filed with said election commissioners 
and the signatures on the same to the number required to 
make the nomination subsequently certified by the election 
commissioners as hereinafter provided. Said nomination papers Form of nomi- 
shall be in substantially the following form: '^^"'"^ p^p^^'- 

Approved March 18, 1925. 

An Act relative to the investigation of certain com- Cliav.^^1 

PLAINTS CONCERNING THE GRANTING OF SOLDIERS' RELIEF. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and fifteen of the General Laws is o. l. iis, § is, 
hereby amended by striking out section eighteen and insert- amended, 
ing in place thereof the following: — Section IS. The alder- Soldiers' relief, 
men or selectmen shall furnish such relief without authority °^ ""^"'^ ^ 
of a vote of the city council or of the town. Such relief shall 
be furnished only by, through or under the agency or direc- 
tion of city or town officers authorized to disburse state or 
military aid. Upon complaint of any person aggrieved by Complaints, 
the failure to furnish such relief or upon complaint of any '^^^^^t'sation, 
citizen that such relief is being granted contrary to the pro- 
visions of the preceding section, the commissioner shall forth- 
with make a thorough investigation and determine the amount 
of relief, if any, to be given. The decision of the commis- 
sioner shall be final, but may at any time be amended or re- 
versed by him. Approved March 18, 1925. 



Chap.lSS 



An Act relative to the fees of constables for attend- 
ance UPON THE supreme JUDICIAL, SUPERIOR OR PROBATE 
COURT IN CERTAIN COUNTIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and twenty-one of the General Laws, g.l. 221,575, 
as amended in section seventy-five by chapter four hundred ^*''' *™ended. 
and twenty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 



114 Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 139, 140. 

one, is hereby further amended by striking out said section 
Fees of deputy and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 76. 
tendance°upon Deputy sheriffs not on salary shall be paid seven dollars a day, 
certain courts, qj. ^^jj dollars a day in any county where the county commis- 
sioners so vote, for attendance upon the supreme judicial, su- 
perior or probate court, or upon the sessions of the county 
commissioners, and ten cents a mile for travel out and home 
Fees of con- once a Week during such attendance. Constables shall be paid 
attemfance^"" for sucli attendance four dollars a day, and five cents a mile for 
travel out and home once a week, or, in counties other than 
Suffolk where the county commissioners so vote, six dollars 
a day for such attendance and ten cents a mile for such travel; 
Proviso. provided, that constables in attendance upon the supreme 

judicial court in Suffolk count}^ shall receive for such attend- 
By whom to ance four dollars and fifty cents a day. Compensation under 
this section shall be paid by the respective counties, except 
that for attendance on the supreme judicial court in Suffolk 
county when said court is sitting for the commonwealth it 
shall be paid by the commonwealth, 

{The foregoing was laid before the governor on the eleventh 
day of March, 1926, and after five days it had " the force of a law^\ 
as prescribed by the constitution, as it was not returned by him with 
his objections thereto within that time.) 

Chap. 139 An Act authorizing the merchants trust company to 

HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF LAWRENCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Merchants SECTION 1. The Merchants Trust Company, organized 

pany may hold uudcr the general laws of the commonwealth and having its 
^tlto'ircitr^ usual place of business in the city of Lawrence, may, subject 
of Lawrence. otherwise to the provisions of section forty-one of chapter 
one hundred and seventy-two of the General Laws, as amended 
by chapter three hundred and twenty-one of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-two, and to the approval of the com- 
missioner of banks, hold real estate in said city suitable for 
and to be used in whole or in part for the transaction of its 
business to an amount, including the cost of alterations and 
additions in the nature of permanent fixtures, not exceeding, 
directly or indirectly, five hundred thousand dollars, in addi- 
tion to the amount permitted by chapter one hundred and 
eighteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty, but in 
no event exceeding one million dollars in the aggregate. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 19', 1925. 

Chap. 14:0 An Act authorizing the city of quincy to supply water 

TO THE TOWN OF BRAINTREE. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

ma uunisn Section L The city of Q _ 

water to in- commissionerb of the town of Braintree, may, subject to the 



City of Quincy Section L The city of Quincy, on the request of the water 

may furnish -•' ^ .. ^y ' . ' 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 141. 115 

regulation and control of, and upon such terms and condi- habitants of 
tions as may be approved by, the metropolitan district com- of Braintree, 
mission, furnish water to the inhabitants of the town of Brain- ''*''■ 
tree who reside in that part of the town near the boundary 
line between said city and town, which cannot be conven- 
iently furnished with water by the water system of said town, 
for their use for the purpose of supplying hydrants for fire 
protection and for domestic purposes. 

Section 2. Said city may furnish and sell, by meter, water city of Quincy 
to said town for the use of said inhabitants for the aforesaid "ifi sd[water 
purposes, at such rates and upon such terms and conditions <>3 town of 

1 ill ilj.1 •• i?i Braintree, etc. 

as may be mutually agreed upon by the commissioner or pub- 
lic works of said city and said water commissioners, and as 
may be approved by the metropolitan district commission. 

Section 3. The state treasurer, in making the apportion- Apportionment 
ment to the towns in the metropolitan water district, as pro- Quincy °if 
vided in section twenty-six of chapter ninety-two of the Gen- expeiees of 

, T 1 11 1 1 1 • 1 1 • metropolitan 

eral Laws, shall add to the amount apportioned to the city water system, 
of Quincy an amount determined by the metropolitan district ®^"' 
commission and certified to the state treasurer to be necessary 
to make a full apportionment to said city for the water sup- 
plied to inhabitants of the town of Braintree under section 
one and to said town under section two; provided, however, Proviso, 
that the sum which the metropolitan district commission 
shall determine said city shall pay for the additional water 
furnished it to carry out the provisions of this act shall, in 
the opinion of the conunission, exceed the proper proportion 
of the entire assessment which would be imposed upon the 
said town were it a part of the metropolitan water district. 
Section 4, This act shall take elfect upon its passage. 

Approved March 19, 1925. 

An Act authorizing the quincy trust company to hold nh(j^ 141 

ADDITIONAL REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF QUINCY. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoics: 

Section 1. The Quincy Trust Company, a trust company Quincy Trust 
organized under the laws of this commonwealth and having hold additional 
its usual place of business in the city of Quincy, may, subject real estate in 

,, • ^, .1 • • t :• 7 4- e U \ city of Quincy. 

otherwise to the provisions 01 section torty-one 01 chapter 
one hundred and seventy-two of the General Laws, as amended 
by chapter three hundred and twenty-one of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-two, and to the approval of the com- 
missioner of banks, hold real estate in said city suitable for 
and to be used in whole or in part for the transaction of its 
business to an amount, including the cost of alterations and 
additions in the nature of permanent fixtures, not exceeding, 
directly or indirectly, one hundred and fifty thousand dol- 
lars, in addition to the amount permitted by said section 
forty-one, amended as aforesaid, to be held by said trust com- 
pany at the time this act takes effect. 

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

Approved March 19, 1925. 



116 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 142, 143, 144. 



City of Pitts- 
field may use 
and maintain 
Balance Rock 
Park, so-called, 
in town of 
Lanes borough 
for park and 
other purposes. 



Chap. 142 An Act authorizing the city of pittsfield to use and 

MAINTAIN BALANCE ROCK PARK, SO-CALLED, IN THE TOWN 
OF LANESBOROUGH FOR PARK AND OTHER PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Pittsfield may use and maintain 
the tract of land in the town of Lanesborough, acquired by 
said city by deed of the trustees of the Balance Rock trust, 
dated November sixteenth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, 
and recorded in the Berkshire middle district registry of deeds, 
book three hundred and seventeen, page six hundred and 
thirty-eight, and to be known as Balance Rock Park, for the 
purposes of a public park, as a place for the study of and ex- 
periments in forestry and as a resort for sight-seers and stu- 
dents of nature and for other public purposes under such rules 
and regulations as the city council of said city may prescribe, 
agreeably to the conditions and stipulations set forth in said 
deed; and said city may also establish on said land, so far as 
such establishment shall not be inconsistent with the afore- 
said uses and purposes, a town forest and may maintain the 
same. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provi- 
sions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs 
during the current year. Approved March 19, 1925. 



Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 
Proviso. 



Chav.\4?t An Act relative to the return of notes or other evi- 
dences OF LOAN IN CASE OF THE DISCHARGE OF CERTAIN 
SMALL LOANS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and forty of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out section ninety-four and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: — Section 94- Who- 
ever refuses or neglects, after request, to return a note or 
other evidence of a loan which is discharged or entitled to be 
discharged under section ninety, or to discharge a mortgage 
or to restore the property held as a pledge as provided in sec- 
tion ninety-one, shall be liable in tort to the borrower for all 
damages resulting to him from any violation of this section 
or section ninety-one. Approved March 19, 1925. 



G. L. 140, § 94, 
amended. 

Liability for 
failure to re- 
turn notes, 
etc., in case of 
discharge of 
certain small 
loans. 



C/ia».144 An Act authorizing the city of Worcester to grant to 

THE trustees OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS CERTAIN 
RIGHTS IN CERTAIN LAND AND WATERS OF SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

City of Section 1. The city of Worcester is hereby authorized 

granf to^*^ ™*^ to grant to the Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross the 
UiTcoUegl right to extend the stadium of said college, now in process 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 145. 117 

of construction, upon and over a certain portion of the land, cross^cwtMn 
and of the waters of Middle river, taken by said city under rights in certain 
chapter four hundred and sixty of the acts of nineteen hun- waters" 
dred and to erect in the land or waters under said proposed 
extension such supports as may be necessary to make the same 
safe and convenient for the purposes for which said stadium 
is being built, and to grant any and all other rights necessary 
for the building of the aforesaid proposed extension. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance submission to 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provi- ^^J council, 
sions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs pro\'iso. 
during the current year. Approved March 19, 1925. 

An Act to authorize the department of public utilities nhrjj^ 14K 
TO approve connecting locations of gas mains. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and sixty -four of the General Laws g. l. i64, new 
is hereby amended by inserting after section seventy the fol- §'^70'°" ^^''"^ 
lowing new section: — Section 70 A. Any gas company de- Gas companies 
siring to lay a main for the transmission of gas which will Jfgpartm'ent^of 
of necessity pass through one or more cities or towns to con- public utilities 
nect the termini of such main, whose petition for the location lo^tioM oV"^ 
necessary for such main has been refused, or has not been ^^^ ™^'°s , 

1 • 1 • 1 1 p 1 f>i' 1 PI 1 upon refusal, 

granted withm three months alter the nling thereof by the etc., by mu- 
board of aldermen of a city or the selectmen of a town through {^es.^'* **"* °"' 
which said company intends to construct such main for the 
purpose aforesaid, may apply to said department for such 
location. The department shall give a public hearing thereon Public hearing, 
after notice to the board of aldermen or selectmen refus- 
ing or neglecting to grant such location, and to all persons 
owning real estate abutting upon any way in the city or town 
where such location is sought, as such ownership is deter- 
mined by the last assessment for taxation. The department 
shall, if requested by the board of aldermen or selectmen, hold 
said hearing in the city or town where the location is sought. 
If it appears at the hearing that the company has already Department 
been granted and has accepted a location for such main in "c^tioM"i*f 
two cities, or in two towns, or in a city and town, adjoining etc. 
the city or town because of the refusal or neglect of whose 
board of aldermen or selectmen to grant a location therefor 
the application is made, and if the department deems the 
location necessary for public convenience, and in the public 
interest, it may by order grant a location for such main in the 
city or town with respect to which the application is made, 
and shall have and exercise relative thereto the same powers powers, etc. 
and authority conferred by section seventy upon the board 
of aldermen or selectmen, and in addition to the provisions of ^jVi^n^'i'^* 
law governing such company may impose such other terms, terms, etc. 
limitations and restrictions as it deems public interest may 
require. The department shall cause an attested copy of its Copy of order 
order, with the certificate of its clerk, endorsed thereon, that by'dty^oT '*'* 
the order was adopted after due notice and a public hearing town clerk, 



118 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 146, 147, 148. 



as hereinbefore prescribed, to be forwarded to the city or town 
clerk, who shall record the same and furnish attested copies 
thereof upon the terms and in the manner specified in section 
twenty-two of chapter one hundred and sixty-six. 

Approved March 19, 1925. 

QJiav.XAQ An Act relative to the preparation of certain lists by 

ASSESSORS IN TOWNS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter fifty-one of the General Laws, as amended in sec- 
tion six by section six of chapter one hundred and thirty-one 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby 
further amended by striking out said section six and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Section 6. Except in cities 
and towns having listing boards, the assessors of cities on or 
before June fifteenth in each year, and the assessors of towns 
on or before July first in each year, shall prepare lists contain- 
ing the names of all persons listed by them under section four 
for the current year. Such lists shall be arranged in cities 
by streets, and in towns by streets or alphabetically by the 
names of the persons listed, and in cities and in towns of over 
five thousand inhabitants according to the latest national or 
state census, by the smallest subdivision of the city or town 
for the purpose of voting. The assessors in cities and in such 
towns shall print such lists in pamphlet form, shall deliver 
to the registrars as many copies thereof as they may require, 
and shall hold the remaining copies for public distribution. 
In every other town, the assessors shall cause such lists to be 
conspicuously posted on or before July first in each year in two 
or more public places therein. Approved March 19, 1925. 



G. L. 51. § 6, 
etc., amended. 



Assessors of 
certain cities 
and towns to 
prepare certain 
lists. 



Arrangement. 



Printing, etc. 



Posting in 
certain towns. 



Chap. 147 An Act authorizing the united society of christian 
endeavor to make contracts to PAY annuities. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
United Society 'pj-^g United Socictv of Christian Endeavor, a corporation 

of Christian ,,.,,, i . "■ . . , , , . .1 

Endeavor may established by law in this commonwealth, mav, in considera- 

make^contracts ^j^^ ^^ ^j^^ ^.^^^j^^ ^^ ^^^^^^^ ^^ ^^ dcVOtcd to the purpoSCS for 

annuities. wliicli it is incorporated, bind itself to pay fixed yearly sums 

in one or more payments each year to such person or persons 
as may be agreed upon, for a term of years or for the life of 
such person or persons. Approved March 19, 1925. 



Chap. IAS An Act relative to sewer assessments in the town of 

BELMONT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The selectmen of the town of Belmont may de- 



Sewer ass&ss- 
ments in town 
of Belmont. 



termine the value of the benefit or advantage to every parcel 
of real estate in the town beyond the general advantage to 
all real estate therein from the construction hereafter of any 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 149. 119 

sewer or extension of any existing sewer or from the doing of 
any other work in connection therewith, and raaj' assess on 
every such parcel a proportionate share of such part, not ex- 
ceeding two thirds, as said selectmen shall deem just, of the 
expenses incurred by the town for the improvements afore- 
said; provided, that no assessment on any parcel of real estate Proviso. 
shall exceed the value of the special benefit to that parcel. 

Section 2. The town of Belmont may, however, at any Same subject. 
town meeting after this act is accepted, vote that two thirds 
of the estimated average cost of the completion or extension 
of the existing sewer system or systems in said town be there- 
after assessed upon the estates benefited by said system or 
systems, and in such case the selectmen of said town shall fix 
a uniform rate according to the frontage of estates upon any 
street or way in which a sewer is constructed or according to 
the area of estates within a specified distance from such street 
or way or according to both frontage and area, and shall make 
all assessments, thereafter levied, in accordance with such 
rate, provided that no assessment on any parcel of real estate Proviso. 
shall exceed the value of the special benefit to that parcel. 

Section 3. The provisions of the general laws, so far as Certain pro- 
they are applicable and not inconsistent herewith, shall apply Ipp?k;abieto 
to assessments made under section one or two of this act. assessments, 

Section 4. This act shall, for the purpose of its submission i-ime of taking 
for acceptance, take effect upon its passage and shall take effect. 
full efjfect upon its acceptance within two years after its pas- Submission to 
sage by a majority of the voters of the town of Belmont voting ^■°*^®''^- 
thereon by ballot at a town meeting. 

Approved March 19, 1925. 



An Act reviving certain corporations. C/ia». 149 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The following named corporations, which were certain corpo- 
dissolved by the chapters set opposite their respecti\e names, ''^*^'0"s revived. 
are hereby revived with the same powers, duties and obliga- 
tions as if the said chapters had not been passed. 

Name. Dissolved by — 

Bay State Cap Co. . . . Chapter two hundred and thirty 

of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-four. 

C. K. Smith and Company, Incor- Chapter two hundred and three 
porated ..... of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-three. 

Patterson Auto Company . . Chapter two hundred and twelve 

of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty. 

Sawtelle Coal Company, Inc. . Chapter two hundred and thirty 

of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-foiu:. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect as of March thirty- Effective date. 
first in the current year. Approved March 19, 1925. 



120 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 150, 151, 



Chap. 150 An Act authorizing electric companies to acquire the 

SECURITIES OF CERTAIN CORPORATIONS AND OTHERS FURNISH- 
ING OR UNDER CONTRACT TO FURNISH ELECTRICITY TO SUCH 
COMPANIES. 



G. L. 164, § 9, 
etc., amended. 



Electric com- 
panies owning 
hydro-electric 
plants may 
pledge bonds, 
etc. 



Electric com- 
panies may 
acquire securi- 
ties of certain 
corporations, 
etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section nine of chapter one hundred and sixty -four of the 
General Laws, as amended by chapter two hundred and sixty- 
nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and tv/enty-one, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in the tenth Hne of that part 
of said section nine added by said chapter two hundred and 
sixty -nine, the word "Such" and inserting in place thereof 
the words : — An electric, — and by striking out all of said 
part so added after the word "system" in the seventeenth 
line thereof and inserting in place thereof the words : — com- 
pleted or under construction in another state from which such 
electric company derives or has contracted for an amount of 
electrical energy which in the opinion of the department is a 
substantial amount, — so that the part of said section nine, 
added as aforesaid, will read as follows: — An electric com- 
pany which owns an hydro-electric plant in this commonwealth 
may for the purpose of securing refunding mortgage bonds, 
with the consent of the department and to such extent and 
upon such terms as the department may approve, pledge, or 
cause to be pledged, bonds secured by prior liens upon the 
property mortgaged to secure such refunding mortgage bonds, 
and prior lien bonds so pledged shall not be counted in applying 
any limitations of law upon the amount of its outstanding 
bonds. An electric company may, with the consent of the 
department and to such extent and upon such terms as the 
department may approve, acquire the stocks, bonds or other 
obligations of a corporation, association or person owning a 
storage reservoir in the states of Vermont or New Hampshire, 
the operation of which will be beneficial to an hydro-electric 
plant in this commonwealth owned by such company, or own- 
ing an electric system completed or under construction in an- 
other state from which such electric company derives or has 
contracted for an amount of electrical energy which in the 
opinion of the department is a substantial amount. 

Approved March 19, 1925. 



Chop.151 An Act relative to the definition of the word "employ- 
ment" -WHEN USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE LABOR lAwS. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter one hundred and forty-nine of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the twenty- 
first line, the comma after the word "private", so that the 
paragraph contained in lines nineteen to twenty-two, inclu- 
sive, will read as follows: — "Employment", any trade, occu- 
dofinod asTiscd p^tion or branch of industry, any particular method or process 

in labor laws. 



G. L. 14P, § 1, 
amended. 



"Employ- 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 152, 153. 121 

used therein, and the service of any particular employer; but 
it shall not include private domestic service or service as a 
farm laborer. Apyrowd March 20, 1925. 

An Act to provide for the care and treatment of cer- flhn^ i ko 

TAIN RETIRED MEMBERS OF THE BOSTON RETIREMENT SYSTEM ^' 

OUT OF THEIR RETIREMENT ALLOWANCES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section twenty-six of chapter five hundred and twenty- 1922, 521, §26, 
one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two is hereby '^""ended. 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following new para- 
graph : — If a retired member becomes a charge upon the city 
of Boston the expense incurred by said city for his mainte- 
nance and support shall be deducted from his retirement allow- 
ance under the retirement system as said allowance becomes 
due and payable, and the amount of such deduction shall 
thereupon be paid over to the city collector of said city who 
shall credit the same to general income, — so as to read as 
follows : — ■ Section 26. Any amounts paid or payable by the Boston retire- 
city of Boston under the provisions of the workmen's compen- ^*setoF"''"' 
sation law to a member or to the dependents of a member amounts paid, 
on account of death or disability shall be offset against and under wwif- 
payable in lieu of any benefits payable out of funds provided naens compen- 
by the city of Boston under the provisions of this act on ac- 
count of tiie death or disability of a member. If the value 
of the total commuted benefits under the workmen's compen- 
sation law is less than the reserve on the pension otherwise 
payable under this act, the value of such commuted payments 
shall be deducted from such pension reserve and such bene- 
fits as may be provided by the pension reserve so reduced shall 
be payable under the provisions of this act. 

If a retired member becomes a charge upon the city of Maintenance, 
Boston the expense incurred by said city for his maintenance members "^ 
and support shall be deducted from his retirement allowance cha?^s"upon 
under the retirement system as said allowance becomes due city out of 
and payable, and the amount of such deduction shall thereupon aAowances"''^ 
be paid over to the city collector of said city who shall credit 
the same to general income. Approved March 20, 1925. 

An Act relative to the compulsory supplying of gas r^j -t r o 
OR electricity by corporations engaged in its trans- ^""P-^^'J 
mission. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoics: 

Section ninety-two of chapter one hundred and sixty-four G. L. ig4, §92, 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after ^'^'^° ^ ' 
the word "manufacture" in the third line the word: — , trans- 
mission, — and by adding at the end thereof the following: — 
; provided, howe^'er, that if such corporation is engaged in such 
town solely in the transmission of electricity or gas such order 
shall not be made where it appears that compliance there- 
with would result m permanent financial loss to the corporation. 



122 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 154. 



Compulsory 
supplying of 
g08 or 

electricity by 
corporations 
engaged in its 
manufacture, 
transmission, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



Certain grants 
of locations for 
pipes or lines 
subject to 
certain 
provisions. 



Grants of locations in the streets, lanes and highways of 
such town for the pipes or lines necessary to the supplying 
of gas or electricity in pursuance of such an order by a cor- 
poration solely engaged as aforesaid shall be subject to the 
provisions of sections eighty-six to ninety-one, inclusive, — so 
as to read as follows : — Section 92. On written petition of 
any person, having a residence or place of business in a town 
where a corporation is engaged in the manufacture, transmis- 
sion or sale of gas or electricity, aggrieved by its refusal or 
neglect to supply him with gas or electricity, the department 
may, after notice to the corporation to appear at a time and 
place therein named to show cause why the prayer of such pe- 
tition should not be granted, issue an order directing and re- 
quiring it to supply the petitioner with gas or electricity, upon 
such terms and conditions as are legal and reasonable; pro- 
vided, however, that if such corporation is engaged in such 
town solely in the transmission of electricity or gas such order 
shall not be made where it appears that compliance there- 
with would result in permanent financial loss to the corpora- 
tion. 

Grants of locations in the streets, lanes and highways of 
such town for the pipes or lines necessary to the supplying of 
gas or electricity in pursuance of such an order by a corpora- 
tion solely engaged as aforesaid shall be subject to the provi- 
sions of sections eighty-six to ninety-one, inclusive. 

Ajjproved March 20, 1925. 



Chap. 1^4: An Act requiring insurance companies to file certain 

NOTICES AND DOCUMENTS WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF IN- 
SURANCE AND FURTHER REGULATING CERTAIN INSURANCE 
COMPANIES, THEIR OFFICERS AND MEMBERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section twenty- 
three and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 
28. No life company whose actual funds, exclusive of its 
capital, are not of a net cash value equal to its liabilities, in- 
cluding the net value of its policies, computed by the rules 
of valuation established by sections nine and eleven, shall 
issue new policies of life or endowment insurance or annuity 
or pure endowment contracts until its funds have become 
equal to its liabilities, and it has obtained from the commis- 
sioner a certificate to that effect with authority to resume 
business. A company or any officer or agent thereof who 
issues any such policy or contract in violation of this section 
shall forfeit not more than one thousand dollars. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-five 
is hereby further amended by inserting after section twenty- 
three the following new section: — Section 23 A. Every stock 
company, and every foreign company described in section 
one hundred and fift^-five, shall forthwith notify the commis- 
sioner in writing in such form and detail as he may require 



G. L. 175, § 23, 
amended. 

Life insurance 
companies to 
cease business 
if funds are 
insufficient, 
until, etc. 



Commissioner's 
certificate. 



Penalty. 



G. L. 175, new 
section after 
§23. 

Certain 
insurance 
companies to 
notify coin- 
niiwsioner of 
impairment of 
capital stock, 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 154. 123 

of any impairment of its capital stock or deposit capital, re- reduction of 
spectivel3^ Every foreign mutual company, other than life, ?|qtifred°™ 
whose net cash assets or contingent assets become less than the amount- 

- „ , '^ . . 1111 insufficiency 

amount required oi such company by section one hundred and of funds, etc. 

fifty-one, every domestic mutual company whose amount of 

insurance in force or number of risks on its books become 

less than the amount or number required of said company 

by section seventy-four, ninety-two or ninety-three and every 

life company whose actual funds, exclusive of its capital, are 

not of a net cash value equal to its liabilities, including the 

net value of its policies, computed by the rules of valuation 

established by sections nine and eleven, shall forthwith notify 

the commissioner in writing as aforesaid to that effect. 

Every foreign company shall give notice, as aforesaid, of any Foreign 
change in its corporate name or in the location of its home insurance 
or principal office and of any amendments to its charter or give notice of 
articles of incorporation relative to the classes of business it namerchange 
may transact and, in case of a foreign company described in i° location of 
section one hundred and fifty-five, of any change of its resident etc. 
manager in the United States, or of the trustees, if any, ap- 
pointed under section one hundred and fifty-six, or of the lo- 
cation of his or their principal office. Every foreign com- Filing of certi- 
pany shall, within thirty days after the filing of said notice, fied documents 
or within such further time as the commissioner may allow, chang^, etc. 
file with him duly certified documents executed and authen- 
ticated in a manner satisfactory to the commissioner setting 
forth any such change or amendment other than a change in 
the location of its office or that of its resident manager or 
trustees. 

Section 3. Section six of said chapter one hundred and o. l 175, §6, 
seventy-five is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof 
the following new sentence: — Nothing in section twenty- j^p^pj^p^gj^i 
three, seventy-four, ninetv-two or ninetv-three shall prevent proceedings 

,1 ■ ' (• "" !• L'lr -jj not prevented 

the commissioner from proceeding as hereinbefore provided by certain 
against a company mentioned in any of said sections. provisions. 

Sf.ction 4. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-five g. l. 175, § 90, 
is hereby further amended by striking out section ninety and a^^en^ed. 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 00. Mutual Certain mutual 

. ,. ,1 1 . •£? 1 • I it. companies and 

companies transacting the business specined in clause three, their officers, 
five or six of section forty-seven, and the officers and mem- etc., subject to 

•111 -ii* • mutual hre 

bers of such companies, shall, except as provided in sections company laws, 
ninety-two and ninety-three, be subject to the provisions of ^ '^' 
this chapter relating to mutual fire companies, and their of- 
ficers and members, so far as applicable. 

Section 5. Section ninety-two of said chapter one hundred g. l. 175, § 92, 
and seventy-five is hereby amended by adding at the end 
thereof the following new sentence : — No such company 
which has at any time from any cause upon its books less than 
one million dollars of insurance in force or less than one hun- 
dred separate risks shall make any further insurance until 
it has secured applications for policies which shall restore 
the amount of insurance in force to not less than one million 
dollars upon not less than one hundred separate risks, — so 



124 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 155, 156. 



Mutual steam 
boiler insurance 
companies, 
restrictions as 
to issue of 
policies. . 



To make no 
further insur- 
ance, when. 



G. L. 175, § 7, 
repealed. 



as to read as follows : — Section 92. No policy shall be is- 
sued by a mutual company formed to transact business under 
the fifth clause of section forty-seven until insurance has been 
applied for to the amount of one million dollars upon not less 
than one hundred separate risks, nor until such company has 
made arrangements for its protection from extraordinary 
losses caused by any one disaster by reinsurance as provided 
in section twenty. No such company which has at any time 
from any cause upon its books less than one million dollars 
of insurance in force or less than one hundred separate risks 
shall make any further insurance until it has secured applica- 
tions for policies which shall restore the amount of insurance 
in force to not less than one million dollars upon not less than 
one hundred separate risks. 

Section 6. Section seven of said chapter one hundred and 
seventy-five is hereby repealed. Ap2>'''oved March 20, 1925. 



ChaV'155 An Act relative to the rights of posthumous children 
OR posthumous grandchildren omitted in the will of a 
parent or grandparent. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and ninety-one o-f the 
General I^aws is hereby amended by striking out section twenty 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 20. 
If a testator omits to provide in his will for any of his children, 
whether born before or after the testator's death, or for the 
issue of a deceased child, whether born before or after the 
testator's death, they shall take the same share of his estate 
which they would have taken if he had died intestate, unless 
they have been provided for by the testator in his life time 
or unless it appears that the omission was intentional and not 
occasioned by accident or mistake. 

Section 2. Section twenty-one of said chapter one hun- 
dred and ninety-one is hereby repealed. 

Approved March 20, 1925. 



G. L. 101, §20, 
amended. 



Rights of 
posthumous 
children or 
posthumous 
grandchildren 
omitted in will 
of parent or 
grandparent. 



G. L. 101, §21, 
repealed. 



Chav 156 "^^ ^^'^ relative to certain information to be filed with 
the budget commissioner by the comptroller. 



G. L. 29, § .5, 
etc., amended. 



Annual 
statements to 
be filed with 
budget 
commissioner 
by comptroller. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter twenty-nine of the General Laws, as amended in 
section five by section twenty-one of chapter three hundred 
and sixty-two of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is 
hereby further amended by striking out said section fivciand in- 
serting in place thereof the following: — Section o. The comp- 
troller shall annually, on or before December twenty-sixth, 
submit to the budget commissioner statements setting forth: — 

(a) The expenditures for all state purposes for the pre- 
ceding fiscal year, itemized separately so as to show expend- 
itures made from grants from the United States, trust funds 
and sources otlier than state revenue. 

(b) The appropriations for the preceding fiscal year. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 157, 158. 125 

(c) Estimates of all claims and other expenditures author- 
ized by law and not required to be filed under section three. 

(d) The actual revenue for the three preceding fiscal years, 
itemized so as to show the sources from which received. 

(e) The condition of the cash on hand, itemized separately 
so as to show cash derived from special revenue not available 
for general state purposes, cash held to meet authorizations 
and obligations previously made and incurred, and cash which 
is imencumbered and available for appropriation. 

(f) The condition of the state debt. 

Approved March 20, 1925. 

An Act authokizing the city of melrose to borrow money (Jhnj) 15? 

FOR school purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a new east side City of Melrose 
school building, and originally equipping and furnishing the money°for^ 
same, the city of Melrose may borrow from time to time, school purposes. 
within a period of five years from the passage of this act, such 
sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, two 
hundred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Melrose School Loan, Meirose School 
Act of 1925. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate jg'gg"- ^'^^ °^ 
loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than fifteen years 
from their dates, but no issue shall be authorized under this 
act unless a sum equal to an amount not less than ten per cent 
of such authorized issue is voted for the same purpose to be 
raised by the tax levy of the 3^ear when authorized. Indebted- 
ness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the statutory 
limit, but shall, except as provided herein, be subject to chapter 
forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the provi.so in- 
serted in section seven of said chapter by chapter three hun- 
dred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three. 

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

Approved March 23, 1925. 

An Act authorizing the Worcester bank & trust com- rhajy 158 

PANY TO hold additional REAL ESTATE. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L The Worcester Bank & Trust Company, in- Worcester 
corporated as the Worcester Safe Deposit Company by chapter company may 
seventy-seven of the acts of eighteen hundred and sixty-eight hold additional 
may, subject to the provisions of the second sentence of section 
forty-one of chapter one hundred and seventy-two of the 
General Laws, as amended by chapter three hundred and 
twenty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, 
and to the approval of the commissioner of banks, invest its 
capital and surplus in real estate in the city of Worcester, suit- 
able for and to be used in whole or in part for the transaction 
of its business, to an amount, including the cost of alterations 



126 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 159, 160. 



and additions in the nature of permanent fixtures, not exceed- 
ing, directly or indirectly, seven hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars, in addition to the amount permitted by chapter three 
hundred and forty-two of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred 
and seventeen, and in no event exceeding one million five 
hundred thousand dollars in the aggregate. 

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

Approved March 23, 1925. 



ChaV 159 ^^ ^^^ PKOVIDING FOR CHANGE OF VENUE OF PROCEEDINGS 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. 215, new 
section after § 8. 

Change of 
venue of 
proceedings in 
probate courts. 



IN PROBATE COURTS. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would in part 
defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an 
emergency law, necessary for the immedate preservation of the 
public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and fifteen of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by inserting after section eight the following 
new section: — Section 8 A. If it appears before final decree in 
any proceeding pending in a probate court that said proceeding 
was begun in the wrong county, .said court may order the pro- 
ceeding with all papers relating thereto to be removed to the 
probate court for the proper county, and it shall thereupon be 
entered and pending in the last mentioned court as if originally 
commenced therein, and all prior proceedings otherwise regu- 
larly taken shall thereupon be valid. 

Approved March 23, 1925. 



Chap.im 



1909, 251, § 6, 
amended. 



Boston 
Chamber of 
Commerce, 
membership, 
etc. 



1909,251, §7, 
amended. 



Rules and by- 
laws to contain 
certain 
provisions. 



An Act relative to the boston chamber of commerce. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and fifty-one of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and nine is hereby amended by striking 
out section six and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 6. The new corporation shall consist of not more than 
two thousand individual certificate-holding members, and such 
number of other members as may be fixed by the by-laws, or by 
vote of the board of directors. Certificates of membership 
shall have a par value of two hundred dollars each and shall 
bear interest at the rate of four per cent per annum. No person 
shall be the permanent hokler of more than one certificate. 

Section 2. Section seven of said cha])ter two hundred and 
fifty-one is hereby amended by striking out, in the seoond and 
third lines, the following: — "the continuation and regulation 
of the existing trading facilities, and", and by striking out, in 
the ninth line, the following: — "for the regulation or manage- 
ment of the Gratuity Fund;", so as to read as follows: — Sec- 
tion 7. Provision shall be made in the rules and by-laws of the 
new corporation for the collection and dissemination of infor- 
mation, data, and statistics, for the use of the commercial, 
manufacturing, shipping and public interests; for the conduct 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 160. 12? 

of work instituted and planned by the said Boston Merchants 
Association in the interest of metropoUtan Boston and New 
England; and for such other departments, branches, boards, or 
committees as from time to time may be deemed advisable. 

Section 3. Section twelve of said chapter two hundred i909, 251, § 12, 
and fifty-one is hereby amended by striking out, in the third 
and fourth lines, the words "at meetings duly called for that 
purpose" and inserting in place thereof the words: — as pro- 
vided by section six, — and by striking out, in the fifteenth to 
eighteenth lines, inclusive, the words "except that they shall 
not be allowed to participate in the trading privileges and 
facilities of said new corporation, nor shall they be entitled to 
participate in the Gratuity Fund provided for in this act", so 
as to read as follows: — Section 12. The new corporation shall Members other 
have power to elect other members than those holding cer- hotders!^*^'^'^^*^^ 
tificates, the number of whom shall, from time to time, be election, rights, 
fixed as provided by section six. Such members shall be liable 
only for the same annual dues as are levied upon certificate- 
holding members, and shall have no interest in the real estate 
or other property of the new corporation; they shall, however, 
have equal voting power with the certificate-holding members, 
except in matters affecting the management of the property, 
real or personal, owned by said corporation, but shall have 
equal rights with certificate-holding members to use and en- 
joy the same; and they shall also have all other rights and 
privileges of certificate-holding members, save as aforesaid. 

Section 4. Said chapter two hundred and fifty-one, as 1909, 251, § 13, 
amended in section thirteen by section one of chapter one etc., amended, 
hundred and ninety-six of the Special Acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and nineteen, is hereby further amended by striking 
out said section thirteen and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 12. The new corporation by concurrent Cancellation, 
vote of a two thirds majority of both certificate-holding and certificate- 
other members present in person or by proxy and voting at u^imbfrships 
separate meetings called for this specific purpose, notice of 
which meetings shall be mailed to each member not more than 
fifteen nor less than ten days in advance, shall have the right, 
upon the payment of the sum of two hundred dollars and 
accrued interest to each certificate-holder to cancel and retire 
all outstanding certificate-holding memberships, upon such 
terms and conditions as shall be determined by said two thirds 
majority vote. In the event of the exercise of such right of One form of 
cancellation tliere shall be thenceforth but one form of member- if, etc. 
ship in said corporation, and each member, whether previously 
a certificate-holding or other member, shall receive a certificate 
representing the same individual interest in all the property, 
rights and privileges of the new corporation. 

Section 5. Section twenty-one of said chapter two hun- 1909, 251, § 21, 
dred and fifty-one, inserted therein by chapter eighty-two of the ®'''' ^"^^"''e'^- 
acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen, as amended by section 
two of said chapter one hundred and ninety-six, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the word "thereof" in the 
thirty-ninth line the following: — , or make such other dispo- 



128 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 160. 



Trust fund, 

establishment, 

etc. 

Trustees, elec- 
tion, terms, etc. 



Vacancies. 



Use of fund. 



Additions to 
fund. 

Income to be 
paid into 
general 
treasury, etc. 



Powers of 
trustees. 



Trustees' share 
in event of 
liquidation, etc 



1909, 251, §§ 10, 
11, 16-19, 
repealed. 



sition thereof as the board of directors may deem to be for the 
general benefit of the chamber, — so as to read as follows : — 
Sectio7i 21. The board of directors 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 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 hold 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 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 
ineantime the remaining trustee or trustees, if any, shall exer- 
cise 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 the trust fund so created are empowered 
to receive gifts and bequests and to add the same to the fund. 
The income 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 certificates 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 notwithstanding. The trustees shall have power 
under the direction of the board of directors to change invest- 
ments 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 rein- 
vest the proceeds thereof, or make such other disposition thereof 
as the board of directors may deem to be for the general benefit 
of the chamber, and any purchaser of such certificates shall 
have the same rights, privileges and duties as if the said cer- 
tificates were issued to him originally by the new corporation. 
In the event of liquidation, dissolution or distribution of the 
property of the new corporation, the trustees of the trust fund 
herein created shall receive their proportionate share of the 
sum or sums distributed among the certificate-holderg, based 
on the number of certificates held by them. 

Section 6. Sections ten, eleven, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen 
and nineteen of said chapter two hundred and fifty-one are 
hereby repealed. 

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

Approved March 23, 1925. 



Acts, 1925 — Chaps. 161, 162. 129 



An Act to extend the boundaries of the acushnet fire Qhnri 161 

AND WATER DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and fifty of the acts of '^^'Jfji**' 
nineteen hundred and twenty-two is hereby amended by 
striking out section one and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of Acush- Acushnet Fire 
net, liable to taxation in said town and residing within the rMstri^t,^"^ 
territory enclosed within the following boundary lines : — boundaries, 
Starting at the extreme southwesterly point of the Fairhaven and 
Acushnet boundary line from the Acushnet river; thence 
running easterly along the Fairhaven and Acushnet boundary 
line approximately seven thousand seven hundred feet to the 
boundary monument, a stone post at the intersection of said 
boundary line with a private road; thence generally northerly 
by a straight line about six thousand three hundred feet to the 
point of intersection of the north line of the Mattapoisett road 
with the west line of a private road known as Shady Lane; 
thence northerly by a straight line about three thousand nine 
hundred twenty feet to a point in the westerly line of Main 
street or Long Plain road, said point being about three hundred 
feet north of the northerly line of White's Factory road; thence 
westerly about six thousand three hundred feet by various lines 
each parallel to and three hundred feet northerly from the 
northerly line of White's Factory road to a point three hun- 
dred feet east of the easterly line of Middle road; thence north- 
erly about one thousand feet by various lines each parallel to 
and three hundred feet easterly from the easterly line of Middle 
road to a point three hundred feet north of the extension of the 
northeasterly line of Nye's Lane; thence northwesterly about 
five thousand six hundred feet by various Unes each parallel to 
and three hundred feet northeasterly from the northeasterly 
line of Nye's Lune to a point in the boundary line between New 
Bedford and Acushnet; thence southerly by said boundary line 
between New Bedford and Acushnet, about eighteen thousand 
five hundred feet to the point of beginning, — shall constitute 
a water district and are hereby made a body corporate by the 
name of the Acushnet Fire and Water District, for the purpose 
of supplying themselves with water for the extinguishment of 
fires and for domestic and other purposes. 

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

Approved March 23, 1925. 

An Act authorizing the city of new bedford to borrow phr,^ \ao 

MONEY FOR SEWERAGE PURPOSES. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L For the purpose of sewer construction, the city city of New 
of New Bedford may from time to time, within a period of five bwcw^money 
years from the passage of this act, borrow such sums as may be for sewerage 
necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, one hundred and p"''p°^®^' 



130 Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 163, 164. 

fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
New Bedford whicli shall bear on their face the words, New Bedford Sewer 
Acto^f mT' Loan, Act of 1925. Each authorized issue shall constitute a 
separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than 
twenty years from their dates, but no issue shall be authorized 
under this act unless a sum equal to an amount not less than 
ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted for the same pur- 
pose to be raised by the tax levy of the year when authorized. 
Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the 
statutory limit, but shall, except as pro\dded herein, be sub- 
ject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the 
proviso inserted in section seven of said chapter by chapter 
three hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-three. 

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

Ajjproved March 23, 1925. 



Chap, 



163 An Act authorizing the walden pond state reservation 
commission to acquire from the boston and maine rail- 
road certain land in the to\vn of concord adjacent to 
the walden pond state reservation. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Walden Pond SECTION 1. The county Commissioners of Middlesex couuty, 

tion^ccTiimHs- acting as the Walden Pond state reservation commission, are 
acquire from hereby authorized to acquire by purchase certain land in the 
Boston and towii of Coucord adjacent to the Walden Pond state reserva- 
certain iand°in tion, said land being now owned by the Boston and Maine Rail- 
Conco'rd etc ^o2id and formerly owned by the Fitchbui-g Railroad Company, 
and lying northeasterly of and adjoining the location of said 
Boston and Maine Railroad between said location and said 
pond and southerly of other land of said reservation, formerly 
of Edith E. Forbes; and may expend for such purpose a sura 
not exceeding two hundred dollars, the same to be appropri- 
ated as a part of the county tax for Lliddlesex county for the 
Title in the current year. Title to the land so acquired shall be and remain 
commonwealth, j^ ^}^g commonwealth of Massachusetts. Such land shall be a 
reservation°etc. part of Said reservation, and the provisions of chapter four 
hundred and ninety-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-two shall apply thereto, 
fuddilsex" '^° Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by 
county the county commissioners of said county; provided, that such 

commissioners. , j • ^1 „i 

Provi o acceptance occurs during the current year. 

Approved March 23, 1925. 

I 

C/?fl».164 An Act to permit certain insurance companies to issue a 

SINGLE POLICY OF LIABILITY INSURANCE ON WHICH THEY 
SHALL BE SEVERALLY OR JOINTLY AND SEVERALLY LIABLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

ue'w'sec^t^oM** SECTION 1. Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the 
after § 111. General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section one 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 164. 131 

hundred and eleven the two following new sections: — S^c- certain insur- 
tion 111 A. Two or more stock companies may issue a single ^i'® f°™r^"'®^ 

»•(!• •! 1 (*i 'Tifl'y issue 

policy of msurance agamst loss or damage on account oi the single policy 
hazards specified in subdivision (b) and (c) of the sixth clause hisumnce^on 
of section forty-seven on which such companies shall be jointly ghan^e*^^^ 
and severally liable for any loss or claim, or two or more mutual severally, or 
companies may issue such a policy on which each such com- ie^°eraiiy°iiabie. 
pany shall be severally liable for a specified percentage of any 
loss or claim. Such policies shall be executed by the duly au- 
thorized officers of each company, subject to the provisions of 
section thirty-three in the case of a domestic company. 

No such policy shall be issued or delivered until a copy of the Policies to be 
form thereof has been on file for thirty days with the com- approved by 

. . p . ■, ■, . 1 1 commissioner, 

missioner, unless before the expiration of said thirty days he etc. 

shall have approved the form of the policy in writing; nor if 

the commissioner notifies the companies in writing within said 

thirty days, that in his opinion the form of the policy does not 

comply with the laws of the commonwealth specifying his 

reasons therefor; provided, that such action of the commis- rroviso. 

sioner shall be subject to review by the supreme judicial court, 

nor unless it is headed by the corporate names of all the com- To be headed by 

panics; nor unless it contains in substance: — names^*^ 

(1) A provision plainly specifying, in the case of a policy To contain 
issued by stock companies, that the companies are jointly and provisions. 
severally liable for any loss or claim or, in the case of a policy 

issued by mutual companies, the percentage of any loss or 
claim for which each such mutual company shall be liable. 

(2) A provision that any notice, sworn statement or proof of 
loss which may be required by the provisions of said policy 
may be rendered, made or given to any one of such companies 
or to a duly authorized agent of any one of such companies, and 
that such notice, sworn statement or proof of loss so rendered, 
made or given shall be valid and binding as to all of such com- 
panies. 

(3) The provision set forth in clause (3) of section one hun- 
dred and two A. 

(4) The provisions, in the case of a policy issued by mutual 
companies, set forth in clauses (4) and (5) of said section one 
hundred and two A. 

Section lllB. Policies issued by mutual companies under Such policies 
section one hundred and eleven A and persons insured under mutuarwjm- 
such policies and dividends and assessments thereunder shall be panies and 
subject to the provisions of the second, third, fourth and fifth thereunder, 
paragraphs of section one hundred and two B and, except as gubjec^tto 
otherwise provided in said paragraphs, sections seventy-six, certain 
eighty so far as applicable, eighty-one and ninety-eight, the law. 
last paragraph of section ninety-three and so much of section 
eighty-three as is not inconsistent with said last paragraph of 
section ninety-three, relative to policies issued by mutual fire 
companies, persons insured under such policies and dividends 
and assessments thereunder. Nothing in this section shall be certain laws 
construed as affecting, except as provided herein, any pro- not affected. 



132 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 165. 



G. L. 175, §18, 
etc., amended. 



Insurance 
companies to 
act in corporate 
name, etc. 



G. L. 223, § 39A, 
etc., amended. 



Service of 
process upon 
certain 
insurance 
companies 
severally, or 
jointly and 
severally 
liable on certain 
policies. 



vision of law relative to the rights, powers, duties and liabilities 
of mutual liability companies and persons insured thereby. 

Section 2. Section eighteen of said chapter one hundred 
and seventy-five, as amended by section two of chapter two 
hundred and eighty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, is hereby further amended by striking out the 
first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 18. Every company shall conduct its business in the 
commonwealth in its corporate name, and all policies and con- 
tracts, other than contracts of corporate suretyship, issued by 
it, shall, except as provided in sections one hundred and two A 
and one hundred and eleven A of this chapter and in section 
fifty-six of chapter one hundred and fifty-two, be headed or 
entitled only by such name. 

Section 3. Chapter two hundred and twenty-three of the 
General Laws is hereb.y amended by striking out section thirty- 
nine A, inserted by section five of said chapter two hundred 
and eighty-five, and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 39A. In an action against insurance companies sev- 
erally liable upon a policy of insurance issued under section one 
hundred and two A or one hundred and eleven A of chapter one 
hundred and seventy-five, or jointly and severally liable upon 
a policy of insurance issued under said section one hundred and 
eleven A, or in a suit brought by a judgment creditor under 
section one hundred and thirteen of said chapter one hundred 
and seventy-five and clause ten of section three of chapter two 
hundred and fourteen under a policy of liability insurance 
issued under said section one hundred and eleven A, service 
upon any one of said companies shall be a valid and sufficient 
service upon all of such companies as are named in the process. 
Such service, if on a domestic company, shall be made in the 
manner provided in this chapter and, if on a foreign company, 
in the manner provided in section thirty-nine, or in the third 
clause of section one hundred and fifty-one and section one 
hundred and fifty-four of said chapter one hundred and seventy- 
five. Approved March 23, 1925. 



Chap.165 ^^ ^^"^ 'T*^ REQUIRE THE PROMPT PAYMENT OF AVAGES OF EM- 
PLOYEES OF CERTAIN CONTRACTORS. 



G. L. 149, 
I 148, etc.. 
amended. 



Weekly 
payment of 
wages of certain 
employees. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and forty-eight of chapter one hundred 
and forty-nine of the General Laws, as amended by chapter 
fifty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, by 
chapter one hundred and thirty-six of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three and by chapter one hundred and 
forty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the word " lines " in 
the tenth line the words : — , and every contractor engaged in the 
business of grading, laying out or caring for the grounds sur- 
rounding any building or structure, — so as to read as follows: 
— Section WfS. Every person engaged in carrying on in a city 
a hotel or club, and every person engaged in carrying on within 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 165. 133 

the commonwealth a theater, moving picture house, dance hall, 
factory, workshop, manufacturing, mechanical or mercantile 
establishment, mine, quarry, railroad or street railway, or 
telephone, telegraph, express, transportation or water com- 
pany, or in the erection, alteration, repair or removal of any 
building or structure, or the construction or repair of any 
railroad, street railway, road, bridge, sewer, gas, water or 
electric light works, pipes or lines, and every contractor engaged 
in the business of grading, laying out or caring for the grounds 
surrounding any building or structure, shall pay weekly each 
employee engaged in his business, and every person emploj^ing 
musicians, janitors, porters or watchmen shall pay weekly each 
such employee, the wages earned by him to within six days of 
the date of said payment if employed for six days in a week or 
to within seven days of the date of said payment if employed 
seven days in the week, or, in the case of an employee who has 
worked for a period of less than six days, hereinafter called a 
casual employee, shall, within seven days after the termination 
of such period, pay the wages earned by such casual employee 
during such period ; but any employee leaving his employment when certain 
shall be paid in full on the following regular pay day; and any shaH belaid 
employee discharged from such employment shall be paid in '° '""• 
full on the day of his discharge, or in Boston as soon as the 
laws requiring pay rolls, bills and accounts to be certified shall 
have been complied with; and the commonwealth, its depart- 
ments, officers, boards and commissions shall so pay every 
mechanic, workman and laborer 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 em- 
ployee engaged in its business the wages or salary earned by 
him, unless such mechanic, workman, laborer or employee 
requests 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 absent from his regular place of when 
labor at a time fixed for payment shall be paid thereafter on bTpa*id^n ° 
demand. This section shall not apply to an employee of a demand, 
co-operative corporation or association if he is a stockholder 
therein unless he requests such corporation to pay him weekly, 
nor to casual employees as hereinbefore defined employed by 
the commonwealth or by a county, city or town. The depart- Exemptions by 
ment of public utilities, after hearing, may exempt any railroad pubh'c'ufiHties. 
corporation from paying weekly any of its employees if it 
appears that such employees prefer less frequent payments, 
and that their interests and the interests of the public will not 
suffer thereby. No person shall by a special contract with an no exemptions 
employee or by any other means exem.pt himself from this ''^!^®''!** 
section or section one hundred and fifty. Whoever violates penalty, 
this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten nor 
more than fifty dollars. Approved March 23, 1925. 



134 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 166. 



G. L. 166, §22, 
amended. 



ChapAQQ An Act relative to the transferring of locations for 

POLES AND WIRES FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF ELECTRICITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section twenty-two of chapter one hundred and sixty-six of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "hearing," in the twenty-seventh Hne the words: — by 
order transfer any such location from one of such companies 
to either or any of the other petitioners, or, — and by inserting 
after the word "alteration" in the forty-fourth line the words: — 
or transfer, — so that the second and third paragraphs will 
read as follows : — After the erection or construction of such 
line, the board of aldermen or selectmen may, after giving the 
company or its agents an opportunity to be heard, or upon 
petition of the company without notice or hearing, by order 
permit an increase in the number of wires or cables, and direct 
an alteration in the location of the poles, piers, abutments or 
conduits or in the height of the wires or cables. The board of 
aldermen or selectmen may, on written petition by two or 
more companies subject to this chapter, and having locations 
in any of the public ways of such city or town, without notice 
or hearing, by order transfer any such location from one of 
such companies to either or any of the other petitioners, or 
by order authorize any such company to attach its wires and 
fixtures to existing poles, piers or abutments of either or any 
of the other petitioners, or to maintain its wires or cables in 
the conduits of either or any of said other petitioners, or by 
order grant to said companies joint or identical locations for 
the maintenance of said existing poles, piers, abutments or 
conduits, to be used in common by them. The board of alder- 
men or selectmen may, on written petition by two or more 
companies subject to this chapter, and after notice to abutting 
land owners and a hearing as hereinbefore provided, by order 
grant to said companies joint or identical locations for the 
erection or construction of poles, piers, abutments or conduits, 
to be owned and used in common by them. No order of the 
board of aldermen or selectmen shall be required for renewing, 
repairing or replacing wires, cables, poles, piers, abutments, 
conduits or fixtures once erected or constructed under the pro- 
visions of law, or for making house connections or connections 
between dul}^ located conduits and distributing poles. 

The order granting a location or an alteration or transfer 
thereof, or authorizing an increase in the number of wires or 
cables or attachments, such as are hereinbefore described, shall 
be recorded by the city or town clerk in books kept exclusively 
therefor, and where notice has been given as hereinbefore pro- 
vided the clerk of the city or the chairman or a majority of the 
selectmen shall certify on said record that the order was adopted 
after due notice and a public hearing as hereinbefore prescribed, 
and no such order shall be valid without such certificate. The 
company or companies in whose favor the order is made shall 
pay for such record the same fees allowed for the entering and 



Locations for 
poles and 
wires for 
transmission 
of electricity. 



Transferring of 
locations. 



Use of poles, 
conduits, etc. 
of other 
companies. 



.Joint or 
identical 
locations. 



No order 
required for 
renewing, etc., 
wires, etc. 



Orders granting 
locations, etc., 
to be recorded 
by city or town 
clerk, etc. 



Recording fees. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 167, 168. 135 

recording of deeds by registers of deeds, and shall be entitled Attested copies. 
to attested copies of said orders and certificates upon payment 
of the same fees allowed to registers of deeds for copies. 

Approved March 23, 1925. 



kfi Act authorizing the trustees of phillips academy to Qhn^ 1 Ay 

HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Trustees of Phillips Academy, in addition to such prop- Trustees of 



property. 



erty as they are now allowed by law to receive and hold, are Academy may 

hereby authorized to receive by purchase, gift, grant, devise, Jj°j',^f;,'^^'*'°'^^' 

bequest or otherwise, real or personal property to an amount 

not exceeding four million two hundred and fifty thousand 

dollars, and to hold, manage and from time to time invest 

and reinvest the same or the proceeds of any sale or exchange 

thereof. Approved March 23, 1925. 



An Act authorizing the boston five cents savings bank z^/,^^ iao 
TO invest certain receipts in the erection and prepara- ^' 

TION OF A SUITABLE BUILDING FOR THE CONVENIENT TRANS- 
ACTION OF ITS BUSINESS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and twenty-three of the 1923,123, 
acts of nineteen hundred and tv\'enty-three is hereby amended amended. 
by inserting after the word "thereon" in the eleventh line the 
words: — , and any sums received from any sale or taking of 
any part of said land or buildings, — and by adding at the end 
thereof the words : — at any one time, — so as to read as 
follows: — The Boston Five Cents Savings Bank, incorporated Boston Five 
by chapter two hundred and thirty-two of the acts of eighteen Bankmay"^^ 
hundred and fifty -four, approved April seventh of said year, [ksn^etc'^or 
may, subject to the approval of the commissioner of banks, building for 
invest in the erection and preparation of a suitable building to its bifs^n'ess." 
be used in whole or in part for the convenient transaction of 
its business and to be located on land on School street in the 
city of Boston, now owned by said bank, or on said land and 
land adjacent thereto, a sum not exceeding eight hundred and 
sixty thousand dollars in addition to any sums already invested 
in said land and the buildings thereon, and any sums received Receipts from 
from any sale or taking of any part of said land or buildings; oHand.etc"^ 
provided, however, that nothing contained herein shall be proviso. 
construed as authorizing a total investment by said bank in 
real estate for use in whole or in part for the convenient trans- 
action of its business exceeding in the aggregate the sum of two 
million dollars at any one time. 

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

Approved March 25, 1925. 



136 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 169. 



G.L. 123, 
§ lOOA, etc., 
amended. 



Investigation 
by department 
of mental 
diseases of 
mental con- 
dition of certain 
persons held 
for trial. 



ChaV.169 ^^ '^^'^ RELATIVE TO THE USE AS EVIDENCE OF THE REPORT OF 
THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL DISEASES OF THE MENTAL CON- 
DITION OF CERTAIN PERSONS HELD FOR TRIAL AND TO THE 
NOTICE TO SAID DEPARTMENT PRELIMINARY TO THE MAKING 
OF SUCH REPORT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section one hundred A of chapter one hundred and twenty- 
three of the General Laws, inserted by chapter four hundred 
and fifteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, as 
amended by chapter three hundred and thirty-one of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further amended 
by striking out, in the fifteenth and sixteenth Hnes, the words 
"and shall be admissible as evidence of the mental condition 
of the accused", and by adding at the end thereof the follow- 
ing: — Any clerk of court or trial justice who wilfully neglects 
to perform any duty imposed upon him by this section shall be 
punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 100 A. Whenever a person is in- 
dicted by a grand jury for a capital offense or whenever a per- 
son, who is known to have been indicted for any other offense 
more than once or to have been previously convicted of a felony, 
is indicted by a grand jury or bound over for trial in the superior 
court, the clerk of the court in which the indictment is returned, 
or the clerk of the district court or the trial justice, as the case 
may be, shall give notice to the department of mental diseases, 
and the department shall cause such person to be examined 
with a view to determine his mental condition and the existence 
of any mental disease or defect which would afFect his criminal 
responsibility. The department shall file a report of its investi- 
gation with the clerk of the court in which the trial is to be 
held, and the report shall be accessible to the court, the district 
attorney and to the attorney for the accused. In the event of 
failure by the clerk of a district court or the trial justice to give 
notice to the department as aforesaid, the same shall be given 
by the clerk of the superior court after entry of the case in said 
court. Upon giving the notice required by this section the 
clerk of a court or the trial justice shall so certify on the papers. 
The physician making such examination shall, upon certification 
by the department, receive the same fees and traveling expenses 
as provided in section sevent^'-three for the examination of 
persons committed to institutions and such fees and expenses 
shall be paid in the same manner as provided in section seventy- 
four for the payment of commitment expenses. Any olerk of 
court or trial justice who wilfully neglects to perform any duty 
imposed upon him by this section shall be punished by a fine 
of not more than fifty dollars. Approved March 25, 1925. 



Filing of report 
with clerk of 
court, etc. 



Failure of 
notice to 
department, 
etc. 



Certification 
of notice. 

Fees, etc., of 
physician 
making 
examination. 



Penalty for 
neglect of duty 
by clerk of 
court, etc. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 170. 137 



An Act providing for relief in the nature of equitable r*/,^^ i yn 

ATTACHMENTS IN CERTAIN ACTIONS AT LAW AND SUITS IN "* 

EQUITY IN THE SUPREME JUDICIAL AND SUPERIOR COURTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and twenty-three of the G.L.223, new 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section |ec^|OD after 
eighty-six the following new section: — Section 86 A. Upon Relief in nature 
motion of the plaintiff at any time after a verdict has been attlchm^en'ts 
rendered or a finding of liability or otherwise made in his favor 'n certain 

,. . 1 • .1 " ' . P, n !• ' actions at law 

in any action at law m the superior court, or atter a nnding in and suits in 
his favor fixing the amount of an unliquidated claim has been |upreme° 
made in a suit in equity in the supreme judicial or superior judicial 
court, and before final judgment or decree therein, such court courts.''^"'"^ 
shall thereupon have jurisdiction in equity by appropriate pro- 
cedure and process to cause to be reached, held and thereafter 
applied in payment of any judgment or decree in his favor in 
such action or suit the same kind of property, right, title or 
interest, legal or equitable, of a defendant, within or without 
the commonwealth, which may be reached and applied under 
clauses (7) and (8) of section three of chapter two hundred and 
fourteen, and any property, right, title or interest, legal or 
equitable, real or personal, including any shares or interests 
in corporations organized under the laws of the commonwealth 
or of the United States, and located or having a general office 
in the commonwealth, fraudulently conveyed by the defendant 
with intent to defeat, delay or defraud his creditors or to defeat 
or delay the plaintiff in the satisfaction of his claim, or pur- 
chased, or directly or indirectly paid for, by him, the record or 
other title to which is retained in the vendor or is conveyed to 
a third person with intent to defeat, delay or defraud the 
creditors of the defendant or to defeat or delay the plaintiff in 
the satisfaction of his claim; provided, that, in reaching and Pt'o^'so- 
applying hereunder the interest of a partner in partnership 
property, the business of the partnership shall not be enjoined 
or otherwise interrupted further than to restrain the withdrawal 
of any portion of the defendant's share or interest therein until 
final judgment or decree in such action or suit. If such equi- JeHef"'ranted 
table relief is granted, the defendant may give to the plaintiff defendant may 
a sufficient bond payable to him with sureties approved by the pa^jf etc! *° 
court conditioned to pay him the amount of his judgment or 
decree within thirty da^'s after it is rendered or made and, upon 
the filing of such bond with the clerk, the court shall proceed 
no further in the proceedings to reach and applj^ and any in- 
junction previously issued in the course of such proceedings 
shall be dissolved. 

Section 2. This act shall apply to any action at law or Applicability 
suit in equity described in the preceding section pending in the °^^^^- 
supreme judicial or superior court at the time this act takes 
effect, whether or not a verdict has been rendered or a finding as 
described in the preceding section has been made therein. 

Approved March 26, 1925. 



138 



Acts, 1025. — Chaps. 171, 172, 173. 



Chap. 171 An Act reiative to proceedings in suits on constables' 

BONDS IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and sixty-four of the acts 
of eighteen hundred and fourteen, entitled "An Act for regu- 
lating the proceedings in suits upon Constables' Bonds in the 
town of Boston" and approved March first, eighteen hundred 
and fifteen, is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. After the effective date of this act, suits upon 
bonds of constables in the city of Boston shall be governed by 
the provisions of general law; provided, that nothing herein 
contained shall affect any such bond in force on said date. 

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

Approved March 27, 1925. 



1814, 164, 
repealed. 



Suits upon 
constables' 
bonds in city 
of Boston. 
Proviso. 



Chap. 172 ^^ Act authorizing the town of townsend to incur ad- 
ditional indebtedness to supply itself and its inhabit- 
ants WITH WATER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section five of chapter three hundred and 
ninety-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty is hereby 
amended by striking out, in the fifth line, the words "one 
hundred and fifty" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
two hundred and fifteen, — so as to read as follows: — Section 
5. Said town, for the purpose of paying the necessary expenses 
and liabilities incurred or to be incurred under the provisions 
of this act, may issue from time to time bonds or notes to an 
amount not exceeding in the aggregate two hundred and fifteen 
thousand dollars. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face 
the words. Town of Townsend Water Loan, Act of 1920, shall 
be payable at the expiration of periods not exceeding thirty 
years from the date of issue, shall bear such rates of interest, 
payable semi-annually, as the treasurer of the town and the 
selectmen shall determine; and shall be signed by the treas- 
urer of the town and countersigned by the selectmen. The 
town may sell such securities at public or private sale upon 
such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, but not for 
less than their par value. 

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

Approved March 27, 1925. 



1920,391, §5. 
amended. 



Town of Town- 
send may incur 
additional 
indebtedness 
to supply itself 
and its 
inhabitants 
with water. 



Town of 
Townsend 
Water Loan, 
Act of 1920. 



Chap. 17 'i An Act relative to advances for expenses to masters 

AND keepers of JAILS AND HOUSES OF CORRECTION. 



G. L. 126, 5 30. 
amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirty of chapter one hundred and twenty-six of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the fourth 
and fifth lines, the words "one hundred and fifty" and inserting 
in place thereof the words : — three hundred, — so as to read 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 174, 175. 139 

as follows: — Sediow 30. Masters and keepers of jails and ^dv^^ces f°^ 
houses of correction authorized or directed to expend money in masters and 
behalf of the county may have money advanced to them from and^housesof^ 
the county treasury in such amounts as the county commis- correction. 
sioners may approve, not exceeding the sum of three hundred 
dollars at any one time. Approved March 27, 1925. 

An Act authorizing the town of Orleans to acquire and rjh^j. ii'ja 
USE for highway purposes a certain portion of the old ^' 

cemetery opposite nauset inn. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The town of Orleans may take by eminent domain under Town of 
chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire by pur- SSulre^d^use 
chase or otherwise, for highway purposes, a certain portion of for highway 
the old cemetery opposite Nauset Inn in said town, said por- certain portion 
tion being bounded and described as follows : — Beginning at a CppSite Nauset 
point in the cemetery fence on the westerly side of the town inn- 
way leading from the Orleans railroad station toward East 
Orleans, said point being about twenty-nine feet from the 
southeasterly corner post of said cemetery; thence southerly 
and southwesterly along a line curving to the right with a 
radius of thirty-five feet for a distance of about forty-eight feet 
to the cemetery fence by the state highway leading to Boston, 
and about three feet therefrom; thence northeasterly along 
the line of the cemetery fence about twenty-nine feet to the 
beforementioned southeasterly corner post of said cemetery; 
thence northwesterly along the line of the cemetery fence about 
twenty-nine feet to the point of beginning. 

Approved March 27, 1925. 

An Act relative to the lien of spinners and others to (JJku) \'7^ 
secure charges for w^ork, l.\bor and materials in ^' 

respect of certain goods. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and fifty-five of the g. l. 255, two 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section af^tert3*L °^ 
thirty-one the two following new sections: — Section 31 A. A Lien of spinners 
lien on account of work, labor and materials furnished in the secure charges 
spinning, throwing, manufacturing, bleaching, mercerizing, for work, \ahoT 

■T . ^ . ,. n • ^ • xi_ • • e i.1. ^nd materials 

dyeing, printing, hnishing or otherwise processing 01 cotton, in respect of 

wool, silk or artificial silk, or of goods of which cotton, wool, «''"'''° ^oods. 

silk or artificial silk forms a component part, as against goods 

in the lienor's possession, shall extend to any unpaid balance 

of account for work, labor and materials furnished in the course 

of any such process in respect of any other such goods of the 

same owner whereof the lienor's possession has terminated. 

The word "owner", as used in this and in the following section, "Owner", scope 

shall include a factor, consignee or other agent intrusted with 

the possession of the goods held under said lien or of a bill of 

lading consigning the same to him with authority to sell the 



140 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 176. 



Sale of goods 
by lienor upon 
non-payment, 
etc. 

Notice of sale, 
publishing, etc. 



Proviso. 



Application of 
proceeds. 



Remedy not 
exclusive. 

Lien not 
retroactive. 



same, and delivered by such factor, agent or consignee to the 
Henor for the purposes aforesaid. 

Section 31 B. If any part of the amount for which goods are 
held under said lien remains unpaid for a period of three months 
after the earliest item of said amount became due and payable, 
the lienor may sell said goods at public auction, first publishing 
a notice of the time and place of said sale once in each of two 
successive weeks in a newspaper published in the town, if any, 
otherwise in the county, in which said goods are situated, the 
last publication to be not less than five days prior to the sale, 
and also giving five days' notice of said sale by posting in five 
or more public places in said county, one whereof shall be in 
the town or city ward in which said goods are situated, and, if 
the residence or business address of the owner of said goods is 
known or can be ascertained, sending by registered mail a copy 
of such notice to said owner at such address at least five days 
before the day of sale; provided, that if said goods are readily 
divisible, no more thereof shall be so sold than is necessary to 
discharge the underlying indebtedness and cover the expenses 
of the sale. The proceeds of said sale shall be applied to the 
payment of said indebtedness and said expenses, and the 
balance, if any, shall be paid to the owner or person entitled 
thereto. The remedy herein provided to enforce said lien shall 
be in addition to any other provided by law. 

Section 2. The lien provided for by this act shall not 
extend to claims arising before its effective date. 

Approved March 27, 1925. 



Chap. 17 Q An Act relative to orders, rules and regulations estab- 
lished BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES TO REGULATE 
COMMON CARRIERS OF PASSENGERS BY MOTOR VEHICLES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section forty-seven of chapter one hundred and fifty-nine of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "petition" in the fourteenth line the words: — of the 
mayor of such city or the selectmen of such town, or, — so as 
to read as follows : — Section 47. Within thirty days from the 
adoption of any such order, rule or regulation, any person, 
operating such a motor vehicle, or a railway company operating 
a railway in such town, or any twenty residents of such town, 
may petition the department for the alteration, amendment or 
revocation of such an order, rule or regulation, and for the 
establishment of orders, rules or regulations to be thereafter 
observed by persons and corporations operating such a i^iotor 
vehicle upon any streets or ways in such town. Said depart- 
ment, upon such petition, after notice to the licensing authority 
and a hearing, may alter, amend or revoke such an order, rule 
or regulation and establish in place thereof orders, rules and 
regulations thereafter to be observed in such town, and fix the 
amount, class and kind of the security, by bond or otherwise, 
which licensees are required to give under the preceding section. 
Subsequent Thereafter the department, upon its own initiative or upon 

alterations, etc., 



G.L. 159, §47, 
amended. 



Orders, rules 
and regulations 
by municipal 
authorities 
regulating 
common 
carriers of 
passengers by 
motor vehicles, 
petition to 
department of 
public utilities 
for alteration, 
etc. 

Department 
may alter, etc., 
orders, etc. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 177, 178, 179. 141 

petition of the mayor of such city or the selectmen of such of orders, etc., 
town, or of any person operating any such motor vehicle in department/ 
such town, or of a railway company operating a railway in 
such town, or any twenty residents thereof, after notice to the 
licensing authority of such town, may alter or amend any 
order, rule or regulation established by the department, or 
may adopt orders, rules and regulations in substitution thereof. 
Orders, rules and regulations prescribed by the department un- Department 
der this section shall not be subject to amendment or repeal by subject uf" ^°^ 
a town or by the licensing authority thereof. etc^°b ""ir*! 

Approved March 27, 1925. authorities. 

An Act relative to the completion of quannapowitt fhnq^ 177 

PARKWAY in the TOWN OF WAKEFIELD. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The time within which the metropolitan district commission Extension of 
may complete the expenditure of the amount authorized by completion of 
chapter six hundred and ninety-nine of the acts of nineteen Quannapowitt 
hundred and twelve for a parkway or boulevard around Lake town of 
Quannapowitt in the town of Wakefield is hereby extended to Wakefield. 
include the year nineteen hundred and twenty-seven. 

Approved March 27, 1925. 



An Act relative to the number of members of school PhnY) 178 

COMMITTEES OF TOWNS. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter forty-one of the General Laws, as g. l. 41, § 1, 
amended by chapter sixty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred etc., amended. 
and twenty-three, is hereby further amended by striking out 
the paragraph included in the thirtieth and thirty-first lines 
and inserting in place thereof the following new paragraph: — 
Three, five, six, seven or nine members of the school committee Number of 
for terms of three years. Approved March 27, 1925. ^^^f^?^" ''^ 

committees of 
— ~- towns. 

An Act extending the closed season on hares and rab- ni^fjj. 170 

BITS except in NANTUCKET COUNTY. "* 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the General Laws, as g. l. i3i, f 46, 
amended in section forty-six by chapter one hundred and fifty- ^*'^- ^^lended. 
two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, and by 
section two of chapter one hundred and seventeen and by 
chapter one hundred and sixty, both of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further amended by striking 
out said section forty-six and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 46- No person, except as provided in closed season 
sections forty-six A, forty-nine, fifty-three and eighty-two to rabWtr''"*^ 
eighty-eight, inclusive, shall, in any county other than Nan- 
tucket county, hunt, take, kill or have in possession a hare or 



142 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 180. 



Restrictions as 
to taking, etc., 
during open 
season, etc. 



Proviso. 

Not applicable 

to European 

bares in 

Berkshire 

county. 



rabbit except between October twentieth and February fifteenth, 
both dates inclusive, or, in Nantucket county, except between 
October twentieth and the last day of February, both dates 
inclusive, or during the open season take or kill more than two 
northern varying hares, otherwise known as Canada hares, 
snow-shoe rabbits or white rabbits, or more than five rabbits 
in any one day, or have in possession more than two of the 
said hares or five rabbits taken or killed in any one day; nor 
shall any person at any time buy, sell, offer for sale or have in 
possession for the purpose of sale a hare or rabbit taken or 
killed in this commonwealth, but during the open season in 
this commonwealth hares or rabbits lawfully taken without the 
commonwealth may be sold; provided, that the sale thereof is 
lawful in the state or country in which they were taken. This 
section shall not apply to European hares in the county of 
Berkshire which may be taken or killed at any time. 

Approved March 27, 1925. 



Chap. ISO An Act relative to the moving of loads in excess of 

FOURTEEN TONS IN WEIGHT OR OF TWENTY-EIGHT FEET IN 
LENGTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter ninety of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section nineteen and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 19. No commercial motor 
vehicle, motor truck or trailer, the outside width of which is 
more than ninety-six inches, shall be operated on any way. 
No commercial motor vehicle, motor truck or trailer, the ex- 
treme over-all length of which exceeds twenty-eight feet, shall 
be operated on any way without a special permit so to operate 
from the board or officer having charge of such way, or, in case 
of a way determined by the department of public works to be 
a through route, from the commissioner of public works. The 
aforesaid dimensions of width and length shall be inclusive of 
the load. 

Section 2. Section thirty of chapter eighty-five of the 
General Laws, as amended by chapter five hundred and twenty- 
six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twentj^-two, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the word "way" in the 
eighth line the following : — , or, in case of a way determined 
by the department of public works to be a through route, from 
the commissioner of public works, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 30. No vehicle shall travel or object be moved on any 
public way which has any device attached to or made a part 
of its wheels or the rollers or other supports on which it rests, 
which will injure the surface of the way; nor shall any vehicle 
travel or object be moved on any public way which with its 
load weighs more than fourteen tons, without a permit from 
the board or ofiicer having charge of such way, or, in case of 
a way determined by the department of public works to be a 
through route, from the commissioner of public works. No 



G.L. 90, § 19, 
amended. 

Restrictions as 
to dimensions 
of commercial 
motor vehicles, 
trucks or 
trailers. 



Dimensions to 
include load. 



G.L. 85, §30, 
etc., amended. 



Use of public 
ways by heavy 
vehicles and 
other heavy 
objects 
regulated. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 181. 143 

vehicle shall travel or object be moved on any public way out- 
side of the metropolitan parks or sewerage districts, the weight 
of which resting on the surface of such way exceeds eight hun- 
dred pounds upon any inch of the tire, roller or other support 
without such permit. Such permit may limit the time within 
which it shall be in force and the ways which may be used and 
may contain any provisions or conditions necessary for the 
protection of such waj's from injury. If, in the opinion of the Regulations as 
board or officer having charge of any public way, the travel or t° ^uch use in 

, " " 1.1 1. i'i certain season 

movmg thereon at any season or the year ot any vehicle or of year, etc. 

object which with its load weighs more than ten thousand 

poimds, would cause injury to such way more serious than the 

ordinary wear and tear which the type of construction of such 

way is designed to withstand, such board or officer may by 

regulation prohibit such vehicle or object from passing over 

such way during such season without a permit therefor. All Approval hy 

QPDfl,rLnipnti of 

such regulations shall, v/hen affecting ways which are de- public works, 
termined by the department of public works to be through ^ ®"' 
routes, be subject to the approval of such department. Such f'^!.^''^'*fl-°V°^ 
regulations shall be published and shall take effect as pro- 
vided in case of rules and orders under section twenty-two of 
chapter forty and shall be posted in a conspicuous place at 
both ends of the part of said way from which traffic is pro- 
hibited thereby. Any person d^i^•ing, operating or moving a Liability for 
vehicle or object in violation of this section or of any regulation ^"o'^^t'ons, etc. 
adopted hereunder, or the owner thereof, shall be liable in tort 
to the body politic or corporate having charge of the way for 
any injury to the way thereby caused. 

Approved March 27, 1925. 



Chap. ISl 



An Act placing the office of city marshal of the city 
of brockton under the civil service laws. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follou's: 

Section 1. The office of the city marshal of the city of ^,^'^u*'[ "1*^. 
Brockton shall hereafter be subject to the civil service laws and of Brockton 
the rules and regulations made thereunder. The present holder ^viT^ervice'^ 
of said office shall continue to hold the same under the civil laws, 
service, and shall not be required to take any civil service 
examination. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to submission to 
the voters of said city at its next biennial city election in the ^o^^^s, etc. 
form of the following question, which shall be placed upon the 
official ballot to be used at said election: — " Shall an act passed 
by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
five, entitled * An Act placing the office of City Marshal of the 
City of Brockton under the civil service laws', be accepted?" 
Upon its acceptance by a majority of the voters voting thereon, 
it shall thereupon take eflect, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 27, 1925. 



144 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 182, 183. 



G.L. 273, §5. 
amended. 



Payments to 
probation 
officer by 
defendant in 
certain cases of 
desertion, non- 
support or 
bastardy. 



Chap. 1S2 An Act relative to the period during which payments 

MAY BE REQUPRED IN CERTAIN CASES OF DESERTION, NON- 
SUPPORT OR BASTARDY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section five of chapter two hundred and seventy-three of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the eighth 
line, the word " two" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
six, — so as to read as follows: — Section 5. Before trial, with 
the consent of the defendant, or after entry of a plea of guilty 
or nolo contendere, or after conviction, if the defendant is placed 
on probation, with or without suspension of the execution of a 
sentence, the court, having regard to the circumstances and to 
the financial ability or earning capacity of the defendant, may 
make an order, which shall be subject to change from time to 
time as circumstances may require, directing the defendant to 
pay certain sums periodically, for a term not exceeding six 
years, to the probation officer, and may release the defendant 
from custody on probation. The probation officer, subject to 
the direction of the court, shall pay over payments received by 
him to the wife or guardian or custodian of the child, or to the 
city, town, corporation, society or person supporting the wife 
or child, or to the state treasurer for the use of the department 
of public welfare when the payments are for the support of a 
child committed to it. If the court be satisfied by due proof 
under oath that at any time the defendant has violated the 
terms of the order for payments, it may proceed to try the 
defendant upon the original charge, or sentence him under the 
original plea or conviction, or enforce the suspended sentence, 
as the case may be. Approved March 27, 1925. 



Disposition of 
payments 
received by 
probation 
officer. 



Effect of 
violations by 
defendant as 
to payments. 



C/iaX).183 An Act relative to the assessment of poll taxes and 

THE MAKING OF CERTAIN LISTS IN CITIES. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would in part 
defeat its purpose in that its provisions would not be available 
for use in the current 3^ear, therefore it is hereby declared to be 
an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the public convenience. 



G. L. 51, new 
section after 
§ 14. 

Assessment of 
poll taxes and 
making of 
certain lists in 
cities, police 
assistance for, 
etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter fifty -one of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after section fourteen the following new section : — 
Section 14 A. In any city which accepts this section by vote 
of its city council, in the making of lists under sections four to 
fourteen, inclusive, the board of assessors may, with the approval 
of the mayor, have the assistance of the police department in 
visiting buildings and residences and performing the duties of 
assistant assessors in securing the information required by said 
sections. Approved March 28, 1925, 



amended. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 184. 145 

An Act relative to the issuing by certain corporations fhfjy. 104 

OF ONE OR MORE CLASSES OF PREFERRED STOCK. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoxvs: 

Section 1. Section eighteen of chapter one hundred and 5L^J^j' ^ ^^• 
fifty-five of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word "stock" in the first Hne the words: — of one or 
more classes, — and by inserting after the word "organization" 
in the sixth Kne the words : — , as to any such preferred stock 
or additional class thereof, — so as to read as follows : — Sec- Corporations 
lion 18. Every corporation may issue preferred stock of one ^'^more"^""^ 
or more classes to an amount not exceeding at any time the classes of 
amount of the general stock then outstanding, with such ^^^ ^"^ 
preferences and voting powers or restrictions or qualifications 
thereof as shall be fixed and determined in the agreement of 
association at the organization of the corporation; or after 
organization, as to any such preferred stock or additional class 
thereof, by a two thirds vote of all the stock, or by a bj'-law 
adopted by a two thirds vote of all the stock, at a meeting duly 
called for the purpose. This section shall not apply to cor- Not applicable 
porations organized under chapter one hundred and fifty-six or cor^^o^ation 
to railroad corporations or street railway companies. 

Section 2. Section nineteen of said chapter one hundred G. l. iss, § 19, 
and fifty-five is hereby amended by striking out all after the 
word "thereon" in the fourth line and inserting in place thereof 
the words : — the preferences and voting powers or restrictions 
or qualifications thereof as fixed and determined in respect of 
each class of preferred stock pursuant to the provisions of 
section eighteen, — so as to read as follows: — Section 19. Laws governing 
Such stock shall be issued subject to all general laws governing p"'®"''^ 
the issue of capital stock; and each certificate subsequently Preferences, 
issued of stock in the corporation shall have fully and plainly pHntedon 
printed thereon the preferences and voting powers or restrictions ^^°^^ ccrtifi- 
or qualifications thereof as fixed and determined in respect of 
each class of preferred stock pursuant to the provisions of 
section eighteen. 

Section 3. Section six of chapter one hundred and sixty- g.l. 164.5 6. 
four of the General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter ^^'^" *'"^" ® ' 
three hundred and fifty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-tv/o and by section one of chapter two hundred and 
ninety of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the word "shares" 
in the fifteenth line the words : — , the classes of preferred shares 
if different classes are to be issued and the number of shares of 
each class, — so as to read as follows : — Section 6. The agree- Agreement of 

./• •,• uiiij. association of 

ment ot association shall state: gas and electric 

(o) That the subscribers thereto associate themselves with the companies. 

• ..•!•(•• 1 . • .1 Association 

mtention 01 lorming a gas or an electric company, as the case with intention, 
may be. ®**'- 

(6) The corporate name assumed, which shall contain the Corporate 
words "gas company" or "electric company", as the case may °*°'*'" 
be, at the end tiiereof. 



146 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 184. 



Location. 
Capital stock. 



Par value. 



In case of 
certain electric 
companies. 
G.L. 164, §9, 
etc., amended. 



Hydro-electric 
companies may 
issue preferred 
stock, etc. 



Approval by 
department, 
etc. 



May pledge 
bonds to secure 
refunding 
mortgage 
bonds, etc. 



Electric 

companies 

may acquire 

securities of 

certain 

corporations, 

etc. 



(c) The name of the town in which it is to be established or 
situated. 

(d) The amount of its capital stock, which shall be not less 
than one thousand dollars; the number of shares into which the 
capital stock is to be divided; and, if there are to be preferred 
shares, the number of such shares, which shall not exceed the 
number of the common shares, the classes of preferred shares if 
different classes are to be issued and the number of shares of 
each class, and a statement of the preferences and voting powers 
or restrictions or qualifications upon which they are to be issued. 

(e) The par value of the shares, which may be one hundred 
dollars, fifty dollars or twenty-five dollars, as the department 
shall authorize. 

(/) In case of a corporation organized for the purposes set 
forth in section nine A, the statement described in said section. 

Section 4. Said chapter one hundred and sixty-four, as 
amended in section nine by chapter two hundred and sixty- 
nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one and by 
chapter one hundred and fifty of the acts of the current year, 
is hereby further amended by striking out said section nine and 
inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 9. An elec- 
tric company which owns or operates an hydro-electric plant 
may, subject to all laws governing the issue of capital stock by 
electric companies, issue preferred stock of one or more classes 
to such amount, not exceeding twice the amount of the general 
or common stock then outstanding, as the department may from 
time to time approve; and, in approving, under section four- 
teen, the issue of stock or bonds by an hydro-electric company 
which has theretofore issued and has outstanding stock or 
bonds for which the approval of the department or its prede- 
cessors was not required, the department may direct that such 
new stock or bonds shall bear some distinctive designation. An 
electric company which owns an hydro-electric plant in this 
commonwealth may for the purpose of securing refunding 
mortgage bonds, with the consent of the department and to such 
extent and upon such terms as the department may approve, 
pledge, or cause to be pledged, bonds secured by prior liens 
upon the property mortgaged to secure such refunding mortgage 
bonds, and prior lien bonds so pledged shall not be counted in 
applying any limitations of law upon the amount of its out- 
standing bonds. An electric company may, with the consent 
of the department and to such extent and upon such terms as 
the department may approve, acquire the stocks, bonds or 
other obligations of a corporation, association or person owning 
a storage reservoir in the states of Vermont or New Hamplshire, 
the operation of which will be beneficial to an hydro-electric 
plant in this commonwealth owned by such company, or own- 
ing an electric system completed or under construction in 
another state from which such electric company derives or has 
contracted for an amount of electrical energy which in the 
opinion of the department is a substantial amount. 

Approved March 28 ^ 1925. 



accounts. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 185, 186. 147 

An Act relative to the approval of accounts for the rth^j^ loc 

MAINTENANCE OF THE STATE LIBRARY. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section thirty-six of chapter six of the General Laws, as g.l. 6, §36. 
amended by chapter fifteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and etc., amended, 
twenty-two, is hereby further amended by adding at the end 
thereof the following new sentence: — All accounts for the 
maintenance of the state library shall be approved by the 
trustees thereof or by such person as may be designated for the 
purpose in a ^'ote of said trustees who shall, nevertheless, re- 
main responsible for such approval, — so as to read as follows: 
— Section 36. The trustees of the state librarv mav expend state library, 
such sums annually as the general court may appropriate for etc. 
permanent assistants and clerks, for books, maps, papers, 
periodicals and other material for the librar}' and for binding 
the same and for incidental expenses including binding their 
report. All accounts for the maintenance of the state library Approval of 
shall be approved by the trustees thereof or by such person as 
may be designated for the purpose in a vote of said trustees 
who shall, nevertheless, remain responsible for such approval. 

Approved March 28, 1925. 



An Act relative to the collection of income taxes. Chav 186 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter sixty-two of the General Laws, as amended in section g. l. 62, § 41, 
forty-one by section three of chapter two hundred and eighty- ^*''-*'"^'* *'^- 
seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is 
hereby further amended by striking out said section forty-one 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 41- If overdue °° 
a tax assessed under this chapter remains unpaid after the income taxes, 
expiration of fourteen days from the date when due, interest 
at the rate of six per cent per annum from the due date shall 
be added to and become part of the tax. The commissioner Remedies for 
shall have for the collection of taxes assessed under this chapter ^° action. 
all the remedies provided by chapter sixty for the collection of 
taxes on personal estate by collectors of taxes of towns. The Officers to 
officer to whom a warrant for the collection of such a tax is given '"'"^*'*' ^*''- 
shall collect said tax and interest upon the same at the rate of 
six per cent per annum from the time when such tax became 
due and may collect and receive for his fees the sum which officers' fees. 
an officer would be entitled by law to receive upon an execution 
for a like amount. Any action of contract brought to recover Actions in 
any such tax shall be brought in the name of the common- commonwealth. 
wealth. Approved March 28, 1925. 



148 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 187. 



G.L. 116, §4, 
amended. 



Certain persons 
not to be 
deemed 
paupers. 



Chap. 1S7 An Act to prevent the pauperization of certain veterans 
OR their dependents by the receipt of aid or treatment 
in hospitals or other institutions. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section four of chapter one hundred and six- 
teen of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the 
end thereof the following: — If a soldier or a dependent of a 
soldier eligible to receive military aid or soldiers' relief under 
chapter one hundred and fifteen receives aid or treatment in any 
hospital or other institution, such aid or treatment shall not 
have the effect of preventing or defeating the acquisition of a 
legal settlement, — so as to read as follows: — Section 4- No 
person who actually supports himself and his family shall be 
deemed to be a pauper by reason of the commitment of his 
wife, child or other relative to a state hospital or institution of 
charity, reform or correction by order of a court or magistrate, 
and of his inability to maintain such person therein; or who, 
to the best of his ability, has attempted to provide for himself 
and his dependents and has not been a mendicant, and who, 
through no crime or misdemeanor of his own, has come into 
grievous need and receives aid or assistance given temporarily, 
or partial support continuously, to him or his family; provided, 
that nothing herein shall be construed to affect, directly or 
indirectly, settlement, poor, or pauper laws, or laws under 
which any charity, aid or assistance is furnished by public 
authority. If a soldier or a dependent of a soldier eligible to 
receive military aid or soldiers' relief under chapter one hundred 
and fifteen receives aid or treatment in any hospital or other 
institution, such aid or treatment shall not have the effect of 
preventing or defeating the acquisition of a legal settlement. 

Section 2. Section three of said chapter one hundred and 
sixteen is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the 
words : — except as otherwise provided by section four in the 
case of a soldier or a dependent of a soldier eligible to receive 
military aid or soldiers' relief under chapter one hundred and 
fifteen, — so as to read as follows : — Section 3. No person 
while receiving aid under chapter one hundred and eighteen or 
for whom the commonwealth or a town has incurred expense 
in consequence of smallpox, scarlet fever, diphtheria, tubercu- 
losis, dog bite requiring anti-rabic treatment or other disease 
dangerous to the public health, shall be deemed to be a pauper 
by reason thereof, but while receiving such aid and treatment 
he shall not acquire or be in process of acquiring a settlement 
except as otherwise provided by section four in the case of a 
soldier or a dependent of a soldier eligible to receive military 
aid or soldiers' relief under chapter one hundred and fifteen. 

Approved March 28, 1925. 



Proviso. 



In case of 
soldiers, etc., 
receiving 
certain institu- 
tional aid, etc. 



G.L. 116, §3, 
amended. 



Persons 
receiving 
certain aid not 
to be deemed 
paupers, but to 
acquire, etc., 
no settlement 
while receiving 
such aid 
except, etc. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 188, 189. 149 



An Act relative to the procedure for adopting a standard QJidj) 188 

FORM CITY CHARTER, SO-CALLED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter forty-three of the General Laws is hereby amended g.l 43,§9, 
by striking out section nine and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 9. Within thirty daj's after the petition Petitions for 
has been filed with him, the city clerk shall, except as provided city charter™ 
by the following section, transmit a certified copy thereof to transmission' 
the city council, except that the signatures upon the petition ttfdt/councii 
need not be copied but in place thereof the city clerk shall state °^ ^^p^' ^^'^• 
the number of signatures of registered voters thereon, certified 
as such by the registrars of voters. If any question arises as state ballot law 
to the validity or sufficiency of the petition or of the signatures detemlne'^ ^° 
thereon, any registered voter of the city may appeal to the questions in 
state ballot law commission for a determination of said ques- '^p"*^®' ®'''- 
tion, upon filing a notice of such appeal with the city council 
and with said commission within forty-five days after the filing 
of the petition. The decision of the commission shall be final, 
and it shall forthwith send notice thereof to the city council. 
Immediately upon the expiration of said period of forty-five Transmission 
days if no appeal has been taken as aforesaid and if it appears °^?°J'^°} 
that said petition bears the required number of signatures of state secretary, 
registered voters, certified as aforesaid, and is otherwise valid 
and sufficient, or forthwith after all proceedings relative to such 
petition have been decided in favor of the validity or sufficiency 
of such petition or signatures, as the case may be, said city 
council shall transmit said certified copy to the state secretary, 
but not otherwise. The question proposed by the petition Submission of 
shall be duly submitted upon the official ballot to a vote of the voterral state 
registered voters of said cit}' at the next biennial state election election, etc. 
if said certified copy is transmitted to the state secretary as 
hereinbefore provided at least thirty days before said election, 
otherwise it shall be so submitted at the biennial state election 
next following the aforesaid election. 

Approved March 28, 1925. 



Chap.189 



An Act relative to the operation of aircraft. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jolloxos: 

Section 1. Section forty-one of chapter ninety of the g. l. 90, § 4i, 
General Laws, as inserted by section one of chapter five hun- etc., amended. 
dred and thirty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
two, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — No such license shall 
be required in the case of any aviator while flying in line of 
duty in the service of the United States or of the common- 
wealth. No such license shall be required of any person li- 
censed by competent federal authority, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 4I • No such license shall be required in the License for 
case of any aviator while flying in line of duty in the service of opiating 
the United States or of the commonwealth. No such license required of 

certain persons. 



150 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 189. 



In case of non- 
residenta. 



Operation of 
aircraft by 
unlicensed 
p)ersons accom- 
panied by 
licensed pilot, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



Operation by 
unlicensed 
pilot for 
instruction 
purix>ses, etc. 



G.L. 90, J 53, 
etc., amended. 



Aircraft not to 
be used for 
certain exhibi- 
tions of feats 
of daring, etc. 



Dropping of 
missiles, etc., 
regulated. 



Use of 

parachutes 

permitted. 

G. L. 90, I 59. 
etc., amended. 



shall be required of any person licensed by competent federal 
authority. A non-resident temporarily engaged in private 
flying only need not be licensed provided he is authorized to 
engage in such flWng in the state of his residence. A non- 
resident pilot engaged in commercial flying, unless he is engaged 
chiefly in interstate commercial flying and has complied with all 
requirements of the federal government and of the state of his 
residence, shall be licensed before operating v\-ithin the com- 
monwealth. 

A person not licensed or authorized under any provision of 
this and the six foregoing sections may operate an aircraft if 
accompanied by a pilot licensed or authorized to operate such 
aircraft; but such licensed or authorized pilot shall be liable 
for a \'iolation of any pro\ision of sections forty-nine to fifty- 
nine, inclusive, or of any rule or regulation made thereunder, 
committed by such unlicensed or otherwise unauthorized person 
while so accompanied; provided, however, that nothing in this 
section shall be construed to impose any liability upon a pas- 
senger in a commercial aircraft who was not aware that the 
pilot was unlicensed or unauthorized. 

For the purposes of instruction in fl\ing an imlicensed pilot 
may, with the consent of and under the observation of his in- 
structor, who shall be a pilot licensed by the registrar, operate 
an aircraft over a field approved by the registrar or over open 
water. Xo unlicensed person shall accompany such unlicensed 
pilot in the same aircraft. 

Section 2. Section fifty-three of said chapter ninety, as 
inserted by section one of said chapter five hundred and thirty- 
four, is hereby amended by inserting after the word ''ground" 
in the sixth line the words : — , or in which any person leaves 
the cockpit of an airplane to perform any feat of daring, or 
uses any part of an airplane in a manner other than tliat in- 
tended by its designer; , — so as to read as follows: — Section 
■53. Xo aircraft registered in the commonwealth shall be 
used for tlie purpose of giving a pubHc exhibition in which any 
person attempts a transfer from one airplane to another while 
in flaght or between any airplane in flight and any other vehicle 
or the ground, or in which any person leaves the cockpit of an 
airplane to perform any feat of daring, or uses any part of an 
airplane in a manner other than that intended by its designer; 
nor shall any pilot licensed or authorized in the commonwealth 
take part in such an exhibition. Xo person shall tlirow or drop 
any missile or other article from any aircraft in flight except 
over grounds temporarily or permanently reser\ed for such 
purpose or over open water. Xothing m this section shall be 
construed to prohibit the use of parachutes as a means of safe 
descent. 

Sectiox 3. Section fifty-nine of said chapter ninety, as 
inserted by section one of said chapter five hundred and thirty- 
four, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the words: 
— "Whoever operates an aircraft while under the influence of 
intoxicating liquor shall be punished by imprisonment for not 
less than one month nor more than two years, — so as to read 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 190, 191. 151 

as follows : — Section 69. Whoever violates any provision of PenajHes for 

,. „ „, ., ... " ' , violations aa 

sections thirty-nve to nfty-eight, inclusive, or any rule or to aircraft, 
regulation made thereunder, shall be punished by a fine of not 
less than ten nor more than five hundred dollars, or by impris- 
onment for not less than one month nor more than six months, 
or both. Whoever operates an aircraft while under the influ- Penalty for 
ence of intoxicating liquor shall be punished by imprisonment crafTwhfie"* 
for not less than one month nor more than two vears. "?^^7 influence 

1 7 ■!«■"■ J -.r. v/^/i- of intoxicating 

Approced March 28, 192o. liquor. 
An Act authorizi.ng the town of .\cton' to borrow money Ch^j) jgn 

FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for and con- Townof.^cton 
structing a school building and originally equipping and furnish- money for"^ 
ing said building, the town of Acton may borrow from time to school purpoecs. 
time, within a period of five years from the passage of this act, 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, 
fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Acton School Loan, .\cton School 
Act of 1925. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate |^°'"^"°^ 
loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than fifteen years 
from their dates, but no issue shall be authorized under this act 
unless a sum equal to an amount not less than ten per cent of 
such authorized issue is voted for the same purpose to be raised 
in the tax levy of the year when authorized. Indebtedness 
incurred under this act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, 
but shall, except as herein provided, be subject to chapter 
forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the proviso inserted 
in section seven of said chapter by chapter three hundred and 
thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 

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

Approved March 30, 1925. 



An Act to provide for further enl.\rging the mount tom Cjiqj) j^qi 
state reservation. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L The Mount Tom state reser\ation commission Mount Tom 
is hereby authorized to acquire by purchase such land adjoining ri!fc ^^^** 
the reservation as the commission may deem it expedient to enlarged. 
acquire; and for this purpose may expend out of the appropri- 
ations for the current year for Mount Tom state reservation a 
sum not exceeding seven hundred dollars. Title to the land 
so acquired shall be and remain in the commonwealth. Such 
land shall be a part of said reservation, and the provisions of 
chapter two hundred and sixty-four of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and three shall apply thereto. 

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

Approved March 30, 1925. 



152 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 192, 193. 



Chap. 192 An Act extending further the duration of a law penal- 
izing THE VIOLATION OF CERTAIN RIGHTS OF TENANTS. 

Emergency Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would defeat its 

pvirpose to provide immediate and uninterrupted rehef from 
hardship incident to the present scarcity of houses and buildings 
available for habitation, therefore it is hereby declared to be 
an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the public health and convenience. 



1920, 555, § 2, 
etc., amended. 



Time extended 
on law- 
penalizing 
violation of 
certain rights 
of tenants. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section two of chapter five hundred and fifty-five of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty, as amended by chapter four 
hundred and ninety-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one, section two of chapter three hundred and fifty- 
seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, chapter 
six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three and section 
one of chapter seventy-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, is hereby further amended by striking out, in the 
third line, the word "twenty-five" and inserting in place thereof 
the word: — twenty -six, — so as to read as follows: — Section 
2. This act shall become null and void on the first day of May 
in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-six. 

Approved March 30, 1925. 



Chap, 



Transit depart- 
ment of city of 
Boston may 
contract for 
temporary use 
of portions of 
extension of 
rapid transit 
facilities in 
Dorchester 
district. 



Termination 
of contracts. 



193 An Act to authorize the transit department of the city 
OF boston to make contracts for temporary use of 

PORTIONS OF THE EXTENSION OF RAPID TRANSIT FACILITIES 
IN THE DORCHESTER DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The transit department of the city of Boston, or such board 
or officers as may succeed to its rights and duties, may, in the 
name and on behalf of said city, execute contracts in writing 
with the Boston Elevated Railway Company for the temporary 
use of such parts of the extension or extensions of rapid transit 
facilities in the Dorchester district of said city, the construction 
of which was authorized by chapter four hundred and eighty 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, as may from 
time to time be completed, on such terms as may be agreed upon 
by said department and the Boston Elevated Railway Company. 
Such contracts shall terminate when the use of the premises 
and equipment shall begin under the contract made ther<ifor on 
the seventeenth day of October, nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four, under and in accordance with the provisions of said chap- 
ter four hundred and eighty. Approved March 30, 1925. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 194, 195, 196. 153 



An Act relative to the fees for filing certain papers fhnn 1Q4 
with the state secretary under the uniform limited ^' 

partnership act. 

Br it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and nine of the General Laws, as ap- q. l. 109, etc., 
pearing in section one of chapter one hundred and twelve of the *^''^}'^j' 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby amended 
by striking out section thirty-one, inserted b}" chapter two 
hundred and thirty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 31 . The fee for the filing for record in the office of the Yeea for filing 
state secretary of any original certificate or certificate of re- certain papers 
newal or amendment, or certificate or notice of dissolution, or secretary^inder 
writing to cancel a certificate, provided for by this chapter LimUed 
shall be ten dollars. Approved March SO, 1925. Partnership 

An Act relative to the fees for recording in the office pi -.Qr 
of the state secretary certain papers concerning ^'^^V'^^"^ 
conditional sales of rolling stock of railroad cor- 
porations AND street railway COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifty-six of chapter one hundred and fifty-nine of the g.l. 159. §56. 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the last amended. 
sentence and inserting in place thereof the following : — The 
minimum fee for recording such a contract or declaration shall 
be five dollars, and if it contains more than twelve pages there 
shall be an additional fee of forty cents for each page in excess 
of twelve. The fee for noting such declaration on the margin of 
the record shall be one dollar, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 56. A contract authorized by the preceding section Recording in 
shall be recorded by the state secretary in a book kept therefor; ofiice of state 
and upon payment in full of the purchase money and the per- certain papers 
formance of the terms and conditions stipulated in such con- condHk>'nfi 
tract, a written declaration thereof may be made by the vendor, sales of roiling 
lessor or bailor, or his assignee on the margin of the record of roadcorpora- 
the contract, attested, or it may be made by a separate instru- rairway *^ ^*'^''^* 
ment, acknowledged by the vendor, lessor or bailor, or his companies, 
assignee, and recorded as aforesaid. The minimum fee for Fees. 
recording such a contract or declaration shall be five dollars, 
and if it contains more than twelve pages there shall be an 
additional fee of forty cents for each page in excess of twelve. 
The fee for noting such declaration on the margin of the record 
shall be one dollar. Approved March SO, 1925. 

An Act abolishing the waterways fund. Char) IQfi 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section \. Chapter ninety-one of the General Laws is o. l. 91, § 24, 
hereby amended by striking out section twenty-four and in- amended. 



154 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 197. 



Certain 
moneys 

previously paid 
into Waterways 
Fund to be 
paid into 
general fund 
or ordinary 
revenue. 



G. L. 91, § 52, 
amended. 



Transportation 
and dumping 
of dredged 
material in 
tide waters, etc. 
supervision, 
etc. 



Cost of super- 
vision, etc., to 
be paid in first 
instance by 
commonwealth. 



Repayment 
to common- 
wealth, etc. 



Transfer of 
balance remain- 
ing in Water- 
ways Fund. 



serting in place thereof the following: — Section 24- Except as 
is provided in section six, all moneys received in payment for 
tide water displaced and for rights and privileges granted in 
tide water land of the commonwealth and in the common- 
wealth's land in great ponds, under licenses and permits granted 
under this chapter for structures and other work, shall be paid 
into the general fund or ordinary revenue. 

Section 2. Section fifty-two of said chapter ninety-one is 
hereby amended by striking out, in the eleventh line, the words 
" the Waterways Fund " and inserting in place thereof the words: 
— such appropriation as may be available, — and by striking 
out, in the fifteenth line, the words "said funds" and inserting 
in place thereof the words : — the general fund or ordinary 
revenue or to said Port of Boston Fund, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 52. The division shall super\ise the trans- 
portation and dumping of all material dredged in the tide 
waters of the commonwealth, or of any other material which 
may be placed in scows or boats to be transported and dumped 
in tide water, and may employ necessary inspectors therefor, 
who shall accompany the material while in transit, either upon 
the scows containing the material or upon the boat towing 
them, upon which they shall be provided with proper and 
suitable quarters and board by the owner of the boat. The 
cost of such supervision and also of the supervision under 
licenses and permits authorizing such transportation or dump- 
ing granted by the division, shall in the first instance be paid 
from such appropriation as may be available, if the material is 
taken outside of Boston harbor, and from the Port of Boston 
Fund if taken in said harbor, and shall be repaid to the com- 
monwealth monthly by the owners of the dredges or other 
machines doing the excavating when the material is dredged in 
tide water and credited respectively to the general fund or 
ordinary revenue or to said Port of Boston Fund, and, in the 
case of other material, by the owners of the scows in which it 
is transported, the monthly amount due from each owner to 
be determined and certified to the state treasurer by the di- 
vision. 

Section 3. The balance remaining in the Waterways Fund 
at the time this act takes effect shall be transferred to the 
general fund or ordinary revenue. 

Approved March 30, 1925. 



Chav.lQ7 ^N Act relative to the issuance of annuity or pure en- 
dowment contracts by life insurance companies. 



G. L. 175, 
§ 123, etc., 
amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and seventy -five of the 
General Laws, as amended in section one hundred and twenty- 
three by chapter two hundred and sixty-eight of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four and by chapter one hundred 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-fiAe, is hereby 
further amended by striking out said section and substituting 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 197. 155 

the followinsr: — Section 123. No life company shall, except Medical 

. o , . 1 1 1 1 1 • 1 1 examination 

as herein and in sections one hundred and tliirty-three and one required before 
hundred and thirty-four provided, issue any policy or policies ofendotmint 
of life or endowment insurance upon a life within the com- insurance 

, , . , , . . , . '^ . I . , , , policies, etc., 

monwealth without having within ninety days prior thereto except, etc. 
made or caused to be made a prescribed medical examination 
of the insured by a registered medical practitioner; provided, Proviso, 
that an inspection by a competent person of a group of em- 
ployees and their environment may be substituted for such 
medical examination in case of a policy of group life insurance 
as defined in section one hundred and thirty-three. 

The foregoing requirement for medical examination shall not ^^®^?*\- 
apply to the issuance of a policy or policies of industrial in- requirement 
surance aggregating in amount five hundred dollars or less, toissuanceof 
exclusive of dividend additions thereon, upon any one life, nor certain policies. 
to the issuance of contracts based upon the continuance of life, 
such as annuity or pure endowment contracts, whether or not 
they embody an agreement to refund, upon the death of the 
holder, to his estate or to a specified payee, any sum not ex- 
ceeding the premiums paid thereon with interest; provided, Proviso, 
however, that no industrial policy shall be issued without 
medical examination except upon a written application there- 
for signed by the person to be insured, or, in the case of a minor, 
by the parent, guardian, or other person having the legal 
custody of said minor. Any company violating this section, Penalty, 
or any officer, agent or other person soliciting or efi"ecting, or 
attempting to effect, a contract of insurance contrary to the 
provisions hereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than 
one hundred dollars. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-five, g. l. 175, § m, 
as amended in section one hundred and thirty-two by chapter ®*'"*'"®° 
seventy-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, 
by chapter one hundred and ninety-five of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three and by sections one and two of 
chapter seventy-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four, is hereby further amended by striking out the first para- 
graph and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section Lifoorendow- 
132. No policy of life or endowment insurance and no annuity pollde^^et'c.!"^^ 
or pure endowment policy shall be issued or delivered in the f^rm°b^'*'^ 
commonwealth until a copy of the form thereof has been on file commissioner, 
for thirty days with the commissioner, unless before the ex- ^*''" 
piration of said thirty days he shall have approved the form 
of the policy in writing; nor if the commissioner notifies the 
compmy in writing, within said thirty days, that in his opinion 
the form of the policy does not compl}' with the laws of the 
commonwealth, specifying his reasons therefor, provided that Proviso, 
such action of the commissioner shall be subject to review by 
the supreme judicial court; nor shall such policv, except policies Policies to 

J. • 1 , • 1 • 1 • 1 ii * . " II contain certain 

of industrial insurance, on which the premiums are payable provisions. 
monthly or oftener, and except annuity or pure endowment 
policies, whether or not they embody an agreement to refund 
to the estate of the holder upon his death or to a specified 
payee any sum not exceeding the premiums paid thereon with 



156 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 198, 199. 



G. L. 175, 

§ 144, amended. 



Provisions as 
to surrender 
options of life, 
etc., insurance 
policies not 
applicable to 
certain policies, 
etc. 



interest, be so issued or delivered unless it contains in substance 
the following: 

Section 3. Section one hundred and forty-four of said chap- 
ter one hundred and seventy-five is hereby amended by insert- 
ing after the word "premiums" in the sixty-second line the 
words : — , or of premiums and interest, — so that the last 
paragraph will read as follows : — This section shall not apply 
to annuity or pure endowment contracts with or without return 
of premiums, or of premiums and interest, or to survivorship 
insurance, and, in the case of a policy providing for both insur- 
ance and an annuity, shall apply only to that part of the con- 
tract providing for insurance; but every such contract pro- 
viding for a deferred annuity on the life of the insured only 
shall, unless paid for by a single premium, provide that, in the 
event of the non-payment of any premium after three full 
years' premiums shall have been paid, the annuity shall auto- 
matically become converted into a paid-up annuity for such 
proportion of the original annuity as the number o^ completed 
years' premiums paid bears to the total number of premiums 
required under the contract. Approved March SO, 1925. 



Chap.ldS An Act to authorize the Isabella stewart Gardner mu- 
seum IN THE FENWAY, INCORPORATED, TO HOLD ADDITIONAL 
real AND PERSONAL ESTATE AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in the Fenway, 
Incorporated, a charitable institution organized under the 
general laws relating to charitable corporations, may hold real 
and personal estate to an amount not exceeding eight million 
dollars, including the amount it is already authorized to hold 
by section nine of chapter one hundred and eighty of the Gen- 
eral Laws, which estate shall be devoted to the purposes of 
said institution, as provided in said section nine, so that through 
its agency may be carried on the endowed museum given under 
the will of Isabella Stewart Gardner for the education and 
enjoyment of the public forever. Approved March SO, 1925. 



Isabella 

Stewart 

Gardner 

Museum in the 

Fenway, 

Incorporated, 

may hold 

additional 

property and 

for other 

purposes. 



CAo7?.199 An Act relative to the payment of bonuses for the kill- 
ing OF the wild cat and CANADA LYNX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section ninety of chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the fourth 
line, the word "five" and inserting in place thereof thq word: 
— ten, — so as to read as follows: — Section 90. Whoever in 
any town kills a wild cat, Canada lynx or loupcervier not being 
in captivity shall, upon producing satisfactory evidence of such 
killing, be entitled to receive from the treasury of the town 
the sura of ten dollars; and all sums so paid out shall be repaid 
to the town treasurer by the treasurer of the county where the 
town is situated: provided, that a sworn statement thereof 
shall be transmitted by the town treasurer to the county treas- 
urer. Approved March SO, 1925. 



G.L. 131, §90, 
amended. 



Payment of 
bonuses for 
killing of a 
wild cat or 
Canada lynx. 



Proviso. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 200, 201. 157 



An Act authorizing fire district number two in the town (Jfid-n 200 

OF SOUTH HADLEY TO BORROW MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF 
INCREASING ITS WATER SUPPLY, WATER STORAGE CAPACITY 
AND WATER MAINS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section 1. For the purpose of increasing its water supply, Fire District 
water storage capacity and water mains. Fire District Number i^"h'i'Town° 
Two in the Town of South Hadley, which was incorporated by of South 
chapter two hundred and thirty-nine of the acts of nineteen bo^row^money 
hundred and nine, may borrow from time to time such sums ^"^^^f^*"" 

' '' , . . , supply pur- 

as may be necessary, not exceedmg, m the aggregate, twenty- poses. 
five thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, South Hadley Fire south 
District Number Two Water Loan, Act of 1925. Each author- gfjjli^t''''^ 
ized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall Number Two 
be payable in not more than twenty years from their dates. ActonoS"' 
Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be subject to chapter 
forty-four of the General Laws. 

Section 2. The said district shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
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 de- 
rived from water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual 
expense of operating the water works and the interest as it 
accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid and to make 
such payments on the principal as may be required under the 
provisions of this act, including the annual payments of prin- 
cipal and interest on bonds or notes issued under authority of 
section four of chapter five hundred and twenty-nine of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and nine or of any other provision of law, 
shall, without further vote, be assessed by the assessors of the 
town of South Hadley annually thereafter in the same manner as 
other taxes, until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is 
extinguished. 

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

Approved March 31, 1925. 



An Act making certain remedial changes in the motor ni,^^ oai 

VEHICLE LAWS. OAia^.ZUi 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotos: 

Section L Section twelve of chapter ninety of the General G. L. 90, § 12, 
Laws, as amended by section five of chapter four hundred and ^'^''•*"^" ® • 
sixty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is 
hereby further amended by striking out, in the second line, the 
words "a chauffeur" and inserting in place thereof the words: 
— an operator, — so as to read as follows: — Section 12. No Unlicensed 
person shall employ for hire as an operator any person not hrh"red'as^ ^^ 
licensed in accordance with this chapter. No person shall operators of 
allow a motor vehicle owned by him or under his control to be ^°^°^ ^^ "^ ''^' 



158 Acts, 1925. — Chap. 201. 

operated by any person who has no legal right so to do, or in 
violation of this chapter. 

G. L. 90, 1 23, Section 2. Section twenty-three of said chapter ninety, as 
amended by chapter three hundred and four of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-one, is hereby further amended 
by inserting after the word "employer" in the sixth line and 
also after the word "revoked" in the ninth line, in each case, 
the words : — and during the period of such suspension or 

Penalty for rcvocatiou, — SO as to Tcad as follows: — Section 2S. Any 

operating motor • j. i <• .• x ^ • \ s^ \.- ^' 

vehicle after persou couvictcd oi opcratmg a motor vehicle aiter his license 
opcrate^has to Operate has been suspended or revoked or after notice of the 
been suspended suspcusion of his right to Operate a motor vehicle without a 
license has been issued by the registrar and received by such 
person or by his agent or employer and during the period of 
Penalty for such suspcusion or revocation, and any person convicted of 
nffrtor'vehicie' Operating or causing or permitting any other person to operate 
after its ^ motor vchiclc after the certificate of registration for such 

registration has vehicle has bccu suspcndcd or revoked and during the period 
or"re\^oked."etc! of sucli suspcnsiou or revocation, shall be punished for a first 
offence by a fine of not less than fifty nor more than one hun- 
dred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than ten days, or 
both, and for any subsequent offence by imprisonment for not 
less than ten days nor more than one year, and any person who 
Penalties for attaches or permits to be attached to a motor vehicle a number 
tfons'as^o''*" platc assigucd by the registrar to another vehicle, or who 
number plates obscures or permits to be obscured the figures on any number 
vehicles. plate attached to any motor vehicle, or who fails to display on 

a motor vehicle the number plate and the register number duly 
issued therefor, with intent to conceal the identity of such 
motor vehicle, shall be punished by a fine of not more than 
one hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than 
ten days, or both, 
etc ^amended SECTION 3. Scctiou twcuty-four of Said chapter ninety, as 
amended by chapter one hundred and eighty-three of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further amended 
by inserting after the word "application" in the fifteenth line 
the words: — , or procures such false impersonation, whether 
of himself or of another, — and by inserting after the word 
"second" in the eighteenth and forty-ninth lines, in each 
instance, the words : — or subsequent, — so as to read as fol- 
operating'motor ^ows: — Section 24- Whoever upon any way operates a motor 
vehicle reck- vchiclc rccklcssly, or whilc under the influence of intoxicating 
under Tnfluence liquor, or SO that the livcs or safety of the public might be 
hVuor''etc*'"^ endangered, or upon a bet or wager or in a race, or whoever 
operates a motor vehicle for the purpose of making a. record 
and thereby violates any provision of section seventeen or any 
regulation under section eighteen, or whoever without stopping 
and making known his name, residence and the number of his 
motor vehicle goes away after knowingly colliding with or 
otherwise causing injury to any other vehicle or property, or 
For fraud in whocvcr uscs a motor vehicle without authoritv, or whoever 

connection with i i • i -x i • i* j. ^ ' i i • i 

licenses. loaus or kuowiugly permits his license to operate motor vehicles 

to be uged by another person, or whoever makes false state- 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. ^Ol. m 

ments in an application for such a license or falsely impersonates 
the person named in such an application, or procures such 
false impersonation, whether of himself or of another, shall be 
punished by a fine of not less than twenty nor more than two 
hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not less than two 
weeks nor more than tAvo years, or both; except that for a For second or 
second or subsequent offence of operating a motor vehicle while o^g^'ce^of"* 
under the influence of intoxicating liquor, a person shall be operating while 
punished by imprisonment for not less than one month nor ofintoxi'cat^ng'^ 
more than two years. Any person who operates a motor vehicle liquor. 
upon any way and who, without stopping and making known stoppUig, etc., 
his nan^e, residence and the number of his motor vehicle, goes ^^J-^'^ collision, 
away after knowingly colliding with or otherwise causing 
injury to any person, shall be punished by imprisonment for 
not less than one month nor more than two years. A convic- Revocation of 
tion of a violation of this section shall be reported forthwith convietion°"etc. 
by the court or magistrate to the registrar, who may in any 
event and shall, unless the court or magistrate recommends 
otherwise, revoke immediately the license of the person so 
convicted, and no appeal from the judgment shall operate to 
stay the revocation of the license. If it appears by the records 
of the registrar that the person so convicted is the owner of a 
motor vehicle or has exclusive control of any motor vehicle as 
a manufacturer or dealer, the registrar may revoke the certificate 
of registration of any or all motor vehicles so owned or exclu- 
sively controlled. The registrar in his discretion may issue a issuance of new 
new license to any person acquitted in the appellate court, or •""'"^e, when. 
after an investigation or upon hearing may issue a new license 
to a person convictt^d in any court; provided, that no new Proviso, 
license shall be issued by the registrar to any person convicted 
of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of in- 
toxicating liquor until one year after the date of final conviction, 
if for a first oft'ence, or five years after any subsequent con- 
viction, and to any person convicted of violating any other 
provision of this section until sixty days after the date of final 
conviction, if for a first offence, or one year after the date of 
any subsequent conviction. The prosecution for the violation Prosecutions for 
of any of the provisions of this section, if a second or subsequent socond°or sub- 
offence, shall not, unless the interests of justice require such d^g^^'ition'^etc' 
disposition, be placed on file or otherwise disposed of except by 
trial, judgment and sentence according to the regular course of 
criminal proceedings. It shall be otherwise disposed of only 
on motion in writing, stating specifically the reasons therefor, 
and verified by affidavit if facts are relied on. If the court or 
magistrate certifies in writing that he is satisfied that the reasons 
relied upon are sufficient and that the interests of justice require 
the allowance of the motion, the motion shall be allowed, and 
the certificate shall be filed in the case. A copy of the motion 
and certificate shall be sent by the court or magistrate forthwith 
to the registrar. Approved March 31, 1925. 



160 Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 202, 203, 204. 



Chap.202 An Act relative to the pension paid to albert h. beland 

BY the city of WORCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
City of Section 1. For the purpose of preventing loss due to the 

Worcester may , i«''ii -ptut 

increase performance 01 CIVIC duty, the city or Worcester may mcrease 

A^bert^H. the pcnsion of Albert H. Beland, who was retired from its 

Beland. labor scrvicc in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-three 

under the provisions of section seventy-seven of chapter thirty- 
two of the General Laws, to such amount as he would be en- 
titled to receive if the total amount of compensation paid him 
during his last year of service, upon which his pension was 
based, had not been diminished by jury service during said 
year. 
Submission to SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by 

City council m. ^ 

etc. ' vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provisions 

of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs during 
the current year. Approved March 81, 1925. 



Chap.203 An Act authorizing the county commissioners of middle- 
sex COUNTY TO PENSION WILLIAM M. F. KILLION, PROBATION 
AND COURT OFFICER OF THE FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF EAST- 
ERN MIDDLESEX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Middlesex SECTION 1. The couuty of Middlesex may retire William 

county may __ __ t^-h- i> -h t i i i r> i 

pension William M. J^ . KiHion oi Maiden, who, tor over twenty-one years, has 
M. F. Kiiiion. faithfully and efficiently served the first district court of East- 
ern Middlesex as its probation and court officer, on an annual 
pension, payable by said county, Of twelve hundred and fifty 
dollars, said amount being one half his present rate of com- 
pensation as probation officer. 
Submission to SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance, 

county com- i-i 11 •• p-i 

missionera. during the cuiTcut year, by the county commissioners ot said 
county. Approved March 31, 1925. 



Chap.204: An Act to amend the charter of the scituate water 

COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

etc*^' amended Chapter three hundred and ninety-one of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and ninety-three, as amended in section six by, chapter 
fifty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and three, by section 
one of chapter three hundred and ninety-two of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and nine and by section one of chapter four 
hundred and eighty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
fourteen, is hereby further amended by striking out said section 

Scituate Water six and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 6. 

tcTiioid^ands! * The Said corporation may hold lands for the purposes set forth 

fta'utock^'tc''' ^^ ^^^^^ ^^^' ^^^ ^^^*^ whole capital stock of said corporation 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 205, 206. 161 

shall not exceed two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, to be 
divided into shares of one hundred dollars each; and said 
corporation may issue bonds to an amount not exceeding the 
amount of its capital stock actually paid in and applied to the 
purpose of its incorporation, and may secure the same at any 
time by a mortgage of its franchise and propert3^ 

Approved March 31, 1925. 



An Act authorizing the city of melrose to pension john (Jhnj) 205 

J. McCULLOUGH. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Melrose may retire and pension city of Melrose 
John J. McCullough, who has been continuously employed by ^^ pension 
said city for twenty-seven years and who for many years has Cuiiough. 
faithfully served said city as its local superintendent of brown 
tail and gypsy moth suppression. Said pension shall be paid 
in equal weekly instalments and shall not exceed one half the 
rate of compensation received by him at the time of his retire- 
ment. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance submission to 
by vote of the board of aldermen of said city, subject to the aldermen etc 
provisions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs Proviso, 
during the current year. Approved March 31, 1925. 



An Act providing that interest during construction nhnn 906 
shall be deemed a part of the cost of the extension ^' 

of the dorchester tunnel in determining the rental 
thereof. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Interest paid by the city of Boston upon bonds interest paid 
issued to pay for the cost of alterations and changes and addi- durhig con- 
tions and extensions to the Dorchester tunnel, authorized by strvretion of 
chapter four hundred and eighty of the acts of nineteen hun- timneUxten- 
dred and twenty-three, during construction and until the use partorcosT* 
of the premises authorized by said chapter or of a part thereof etc. 
is begun, shall be deemed to be a part of the said cost, and the no increase in 
rental of the existing tunnel shall not be increased by reason [^^funneTetc 
of any expenditures for or on account of said alterations, changes, 
additions or extensions until such use is begun. When the use use of said 
of the premises authorized by said chapter or of a part thereof by^^Boston^*^"" 
by the Boston Elevated Railway is begun, it shall be entitled Elevated Rail- 
to use said alterations and changes and additions and exten- ^cf "'"p^"^' 
sions to the Dorchester tunnel under and in accordance with 
and subject to the terms and conditions of the existing contract 
for the use of the Dorchester tunnel, and the cost of said altera- Addition of 
tions and changes and additions and extensions, together with certa«n costs 

•11 11- • 1 11 1 1 1 1 and interest 

mterest on said bonds during construction, shall be added to in determining 
and become a part of the sum upon which thereafter the rental thereafter. ' 
of said tunnel under said contract is based. 



162 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 207, 208. 



Submission to 
directors of 
Boston Ele- 
vated Railway 
Company. 



Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by 
the Boston Elevated Railway Company by vote of its directors 
and the filing of a certificate of such vote with the state secretary. 

Approved March SI, 1926. 



1911, 621, Part 
II, § 52, 
amended. 



Chav.207 An Act relative to the salaries of the mayor and other 

MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF LAWRENCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section fifty-two of Part II of chapter six 
hundred and twenty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
eleven is hereby amended by striking out, in the first and second 
lines, the words "thirty-five hundred" and inserting in place 
thereof the words: — five thousand, — and by striking out, in 
the fourth line, the word "twenty-five", and inserting in place 
thereof the word : — thirty-five, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 52. The salary of the mayor shall be five thousand 
dollars per annum, and the salary of each of the remaining four 
members of the city council shall be thirty-five hundred dollars 
per annum. These salaries shall be payable in equal monthly 
instalments. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to 
the voters of the city of Lawrence at its next annual city elec- 
tion in the form of the following question, which shall be placed 
upon the official ballot to be used at said election: "Shall an 
act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five, entitled ' An Act relative to the salaries of the 
mayor and other members of the city council of Lawrence', be 
accepted?" If a majority of the voters voting thereon vote in 
the affirmative in answer to said question, this act shall there- 
upon take effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 31, 1925. 



Salaries ot 
mayoj and 
other members 
of city council 
of Lawrence. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



Chap. 208 An Act relative to investments by savings banks and 

savings departments OF TRUST COMPANIES IN THE BONDS 
OF TELEPHONE COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The clause entitled "Fifth" of section fifty-four of chapter 
one hundred and sixty-eight of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out all of said clause included in lines four 
hundred and fifty-two to four hundred and fifty-four, inclusive, 
and in.serting in place thereof the following: — Fifth. In the 
bonds of any telephone company incorporated under the laws 
of, and doing business in, any state of the United States on the 
continent of North America: Approved April 1, 1925. 



G. L. 168, § 54, 
cl. "Fifth," 
amended. 



Investments by 
savings banks 
and savings 
departments of 
trust companies 
in bonds of 
telephone com- 
panies. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 209. 163 



An Act authorizing savings banks and savings depart- fhpj) ono 

MENTS OF TRUST COMPANIES TO INVEST IN THE BONDS OF ^' 

CERTAIN STATES OF THE UNITED STATES AND OF CERTAIN 
CITIES THEREIN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoics: 

Section 1, The clause entitled "Second" of section fifty- g. l. les, § srf, 
four of chapter one hundred and sixty-eight of the General subdfv'^*J°f'" 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out subdivision (a) and amende4. 
inserting in place thereof the following: — (a) In the public investments by 
funds of the United States or of this commonwealth, or in the ^nd'^lvirTs^^ 
legally authorized bonds of any other state of the United States, departments of 
but not including a territory, which has not within the twenty ircemrn^''"'^^ 
years prior to the making of such investment defaulted in the public funds 

. » I (« • 1 • • 1 • r. 1 1 or 1" bonds of 

payment or any part oi either prmcipal or mterest oi any legal certain states. 
debt. 

Section 2. Said clause entitled "Second" of said section o. l. i68. §54. 
fifty-four is hereby further amended by striking out subdi^•ision gubdfv""")^'" 
(e) and inserting in place thereof the following: — (c) In the amended. 
legally authorized bonds for municipal purposes or in refunding sav^ngrbanks'^ 
bonds issued to take up at maturity bonds which have been and savings 
issued for other than municipal purposes, but on which the truM'^c^m^n^es 
interest has been fully paid, of any city of any state of the b"r*;jg*of"cer- 
United States, other than a territory or dependency thereof, tain cities. 
which was incorporated as such at least twenty-five years prior 
to the date of such investment, which has at such date not less 
than thirty thousand nor more than one hundred thousand 
inhabitants, as established by the last national or state census, 
or city census certified to by the city clerk or treasurer of said 
city and taken in the same manner as a national or state census, 
preceding such date, and whose net indebtedness does not ex- 
ceed five per cent of the valuation of the taxable property 
therein, to be ascertained by the last preceding valuation of 
property therein for the assessment of taxes. 

Section 3. Said clause entitled "Second" of said section g. l. 168, § 54, 
fifty-four is hereby further amended by striking out subdivision subd^vM/f.' ' 
(/) and inserting in place thereof the following: — (/) In the amended. 
legally authorized bonds for municipal purposes or in refunding l^yi^l^h&nu^^ 
bonds issued to take up at maturity bonds which have been and savings 
issued for other than municipal purposes, but on which the trusTcompaliies 
interest has been fully paid, of any city of any state of the b"ond"of"cer- 
United States, other than a territory or dependency thereof, tain cities. 
which was incorporated as such at least twenty-five years prior 
to the date of such investment, which has at such date more than 
one hundred thousand inhabitants, established in the same 
manner as is provided in subdivision (e) of this clause, and 
whose net indebtedness does not exceed seven per cent of the 
valuation of the taxable property therein, to be ascertained as 
provided in said subdivision (e). 

Section 4. This act shall not be construed to invalidate Prior invest- 
any investments lawfully made prior to its effective date. iStaUdated. 

Approved April 1, 1925, 



164 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 210. 



Biennial 
municipal 
elections in city 
of Springfield. 



Terms of 
mayor and city 
council. 



School com- 
mittee, election, 
terms, etc. 



Chap.210 An Act establishing biennial municipal elections in the 

CITY OF SPRINGFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Beginning with the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five, municipal elections in the city of Springfield for 
the choice of mayor, members of the city council, members of 
the school committee, city clerk and city treasurer shall be 
held biennially, on the Tuesday following the first Monday of 
November in every odd-numbered year; and the terms of office 
of those elected shall begin on the first Monday of January 
following their election, or on the following day whenever said 
first Monday falls on a holiday; and those elected shall serve 
until their successors are duly elected and qualified. 

Section 2. The mayor and members of the city council of 
said city shall continue to be elected for terms of two years 
each. The mayor and the members of the city council elected 
in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-four shall continue to 
hold office until the qualification of their successors who shall 
be elected at the biennial municipal election in the year nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-seven. 

Section 3. At the biennial municipal election to be held 
in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five and at every 
biennial municipal election thereafter, except as otherwise pro- 
vided in this section, all members of the school committee to 
be elected shall be chosen for terms of four years each. The 
members of said committee elected in nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three shall continue to hold office until the qualification 
of their successors who shall be elected at the biennial municipal 
election in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-seven. At the 
biennial municipal election to be held in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-seven, six members of the school committee 
shall be elected to fill the vacancies occurring in the following 
January, and of the members so to be elected, the member 
from the city at large shall be elected for a term of two years 
and the other five members for terms of four years each. 

Section 4. The city clerk and the city treasurer shall be 
elected for terms of four years each. The city treasurer elected 
in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-four shall continue 
to hold office until the qualification of his successor who shall 
be elected at the biennial municipal election in the year nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-seven. 

Section 5. Such provisions of chapter ninety-four of the 
acts of eighteen hundred and fifty-two, and acts in amendment 
thereof and in addition thei'eto, as are inconsistent with this 
act are hereby repealed. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provisions 
of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs prior to 
August first in the current year. Approved April 2, 1925. 



City clerk and 
city treasurer, 
election, terms, 
etc. 



Certain incon- 
sistent provi- 
Bions repealed. 



Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 

Proviso. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211. 165 

An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of ni^fjj. <r\ i 

DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, INSTITUTIONS AND ^' 

CERTAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMONWEALTH, FOR INTEREST, 
SINKING FUND AND SERIAL BOND REQUIREMENTS, AND FOR 
CERTAIN PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS; 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. To provide for the maintenance of the several Appropriations 
departments, boards, commissions and institutions, of sundry tenance^of 
other services, and for certain permanent improvements, and *\''^*'^^^"n*^er- 
to meet certain requirements of law, the sums set forth in est.'sinking 
section two, for the several purposes and subject to the con- requirements! 
ditions therein specified, are hereby appropriated from the ?°^ certain 
general fund or revenue of the commonwealth unless some 
other source of revenue is expressed, subject to the provisions 
of law regulating the disbursement of public funds and the 
approval tliereof, for the fiscal year ending November thirtieth, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five, or for such other period as 
may be specified. 

Section 2. 

Service of the Legislative Department. 
Item 

1 For the compensation of senators, the sum of sixty- Legislative 

one thousand five hundred dollars . $61,500 00 Department. 

2 For the compensation for travel of senators, a sum 

not exceeding six thousand and seventy dollars . 6,070 00 

3 For the compensation of representatives, the sum of 

three hundred sixty-one thousand five hundred 

dollars 361,500 00 

4 For the compensation for travel of representatives, 

a sum not exceeding thirty-six thousand eight 

hundred dollars ...... 36,800 00 

5 For the salaries of William H. Sanger, clerk of the 

senate, and James W. Kimball, clerk of the house 
of representatives, the sum of ten thousand dol- 
lars 10,000 00 

6 For the salaries of Irving N. Hayden, assistant clerk 

of the senate, and Frank E. Bridgman, assistant 
clerk of the house of representatives, the sum of 
seven thousand dollars ..... 7,000 00 

7 For such additional clerical assistance to, and with 

the approval of, the clerk of the senate, as may 
be necessary for the proper despatch of public 
business, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred 
and fifty dollars ...... 1,250 00 

8 For such additional clerical assistance to, and with 

the approval of, the clerk of the house of repre- 
sentatives, as may be necessary for the proper 
despatch of public business, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-five hundred dollars .... 3,500 00 

9 For the salary of the sergeant-at-arms, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars . . 3,500 00 

10 For clerical assistance, office of the sergeant-at-arms, 

a sum not exceeding forty-six hundred and forty 

dollars 4,640 00 

11 For the compensation for travel of doorkeepers, as- 

sistant doorkeepers, messengers, pages and other 
employees of the sergeant-at-arms, authorized by 
law to receive the same, a sum not exceeding 
fifty-eight hundred and eighty dollars . . 5,880 00 



166 Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211. 

Item 
Legislative 12 For the salaries of the doorkeepers of the senate 

Department. ^^^ house of representatives, and the postmaster, 

with the approval of the sergeant-at-arms, a sum 
not exceeding sixty-nine hundred dollars . . $6,900 00 

13 For the salaries of assistant doorkeepers and mes- 

sengers to the senate and house of representatives, 
with the approval of the sergeant-at-arms, a sum 
not exceeding forty-three thousand one hundred 
dollars 43,100 00 

14 For compensation of the pages of the senate and 

house of representatives, with the approval of the 
sergeant-at-arms, a sum not exceeding eighty- 
four hundred and fifty dollars .... 8,450 00 

15 For the salaries of clerks employed in the legislative 

document room, a sum not exceeding forty-eight 

hundred and fifty dollars ..... 4,850 00 

16 For certain other persons employed by the sergeant- 

at-arms, in and about the chambers and rooms of 
the legislative department, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-seven hundred dollars .... 2,700 00 

17 For the salaries of the chaplains of the senate and 

house of representatives, the sum of fifteen hun- 
dred dollars 1,500 00 

18 For personal services of the counsel to the senate 

and assistants, a sum not exceeding thirteen 

thousand three hundred and fifty dollars . . 13,350 00 

19 For personal services of the counsel to the house of 

representatives and assistants, a sum not exceed- 
ing fourteen thousand seven hundred dollars . 14,700 00 

20 For clerical and other assistance of the senate com- 

mittee on rules, a sum not exceeding four thou- 
sand dollars 4,000 00 

21 For clerical and other assistance of the house com- 

mittee on rules, a sum not exceeding four thou- 
sand dollars 4,000 00 

22 For authorized traveling and other expenses of the 

committees of the present general court, with the 
approval of a majority of the committee incurring 
the same, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars ........ 5,000 00 

/ 23 For expenses of advertising hearings of the com- 

mittees of the present general court, including 
expenses of preparing and maihng advertise- 
ments to the various newspapers, with the ap- 
proval of the comptroller of the commonwealth, 
a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars . 300 00 

24 For printing, binding and paper ordered by the 

senate and house of representatives, or by con- 
current order of the two branches, with the ap- 
proval of the clerks of the respective branches, 
a sum not exceeding sixty thousand dollars . 60,000 00 

25 For printing and binding the manual for the gen- 

eral court, under the direction and with the 
approval of the clerks of the senate and house of 
representatives, a sum not exceeding five thousand ; 

dollars . . ... . . . 5,000 00 

26 For expenses in connection with the publication of 

the bulletin of committee hearings, with the 
approval of the joint conmiittce on rules, a sum 
not exceeding thirteen thousand five hundred 
dollars 13,500 00 

27 For stationery for the senate, purchased by and 

with the approval of the clerk, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seven hundred dollars .... 700 00 



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167 



Item 

28 

29 



30 



31 



32 



For office expenses of the counsel to the senate, a 

sum not exceeding two hundred dollars . . $200 00 

For stationery for the house of representatives, pur- 
chased by and with the approval of the clerk, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . . 1,000 00 

For office expenses of the counsel to the house of 
representatives, a sum not exceeding two hun- 
dred dollars 200 00 

For contingent expenses of the senate and house of 
representatives, and necessary expenses in and 
about the stat« house, with the approval of the 
sergeant-at-arms, a sum not exceeding eighteen 
thousand dollars 18,000 00 

For the purchase of outhne sketches of members of 
the senate and house of representatives, a sum 
not exceeding twelve hundred dollars . . 1,200 00 

Total $710,290 00 



Legislative 
Department. 



Service of Special Investigations. 

33 For expenses of a special commission to study further 
the water supply needs of the metropolitan dis- 
trict and other communities, a sum not exceed- 
ing seventy thousand dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose ...... 



Commission to 
investigate 
further water 
supply needs of 
metropolitan 
district, etc. 



$70,000 00 



Service of the Judicial Department. 

Supreme Judicial Court, as follows: 

34 For the salaries of the chief justice and of the six 

associate justices, a sum not exceeding eighty-four 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 

35 For traveling allowance and expenses, a sum not 

exceeding forty-five hundred dollars . 

36 For the pensions of retired justices, a siun not ex- 

ceeding fifteen thousand dollars 

37 For the salary of the clerk for the common- 

wealth, a sum not exceeding sixty-five hundred 
dollars ........ 

38 For clerical assistance to the clerk, a sum not ex- 

ceeding one thousand dollars .... 

39 For law clerks, stenographers and other clerical 

assistance for the justices, a sum not exceeding 
nineteen thousand dollars .... 

40 For office supplies, services and equipment of the 

supreme judicial court, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars. .... 

41 For the salaries of the officers and messengers, a 

sum not exceeding three thousand and forty dol- 
lars ........ 

42 For the salary of the clerk for the county of 

Suffolk, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred 
dollars ........ 



Judicial 
Department. 

$84,500 00 juS'couxt. 
4,500 00 
15,000 00 



6,500 00 
1,000 00 

19,000 00 

2,500 00 

3,040 00 

1,500 00 



Reporter of Decisions: 

43 For the salary of the reporter of decisions, a sum 

not exceeding six' thousand dollars . . . 6,000 00 

44 For clerk hire and office supplies, services and equip- 

ment, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dol- 
lars 8,000 00 



Reporter of 
Decisions. 



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Item 



Pensions of 
retired court 
officers. 



Pensions: 
45 For the pensions of retired court officers, a sum not 
exceeding four hundred and sixty-four dollars 

Total 



$464 00 



$152,004 00 



Superior Court. 4g 



47 



48 
49 



50 



Superior Court, as follows: 

For the salaries of the chief justice and of the twenty- 
nine associate justices, a sum not exceeding 
three hundred thousand five hundred dollars . $300,500 00 

For traveling allowance and expenses, a sum not 
exceeding nineteen thousand five hundred dol- 
lars . . 19,500 00 

For the salary of the assistant clerk, Suffolk county, 

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

For clerical work, inspection of records and doings 
of persons authorized to admit to bail, for an 
executive clerk to the chief justice, and for cer- 
tain other expenses incident to the work of the 
court, a sum not exceeding five thousand dol- 
lars . •.-..• • • • . • 5,000 00 

For pensions of retired justices, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-four thousand three hundred and seventy- 
five dollars 24,375 00 

Total 1350,375 00 



Justices of 
District Courts 
sitting in 
Superior Court. 



Justices of District Courts: 

51 For compensation of justices of district courts 

while sitting in the superior court, as authorized 
by chapter four hundred and sixty-nine of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, a sum 
not exceeding thirteen thousand dollars . $13,000 00 

52 For expenses of justices of the district courts while 

sitting in the superior court, as authorized by 
section four of chapter four hundred and sixty- 
nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, a sum not exceeding two thousand dol- 
lars 2,000 00 

53 For reimbursing certain counties for compensation 

of certain special justices for services in holding 
sessions of district courts in place of the justice, 
while sitting in the superior court, as authorized 
by section four of chapter four hundred and sixty- 
nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars . 6,000 00 

Total $21,000 00 



Judicial 
Council. 



Judicial Council: 
54 For expenses of the judicial council, as authorized 
by chapter two hundred and forty-four of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, a sum 
not exceeding three thousand dollars 



$3,000 00 



Adminbtrative 
Committee of 
District Courts. 



Probate and 

Insolvency 

Courts. 



Administrative Committee of District Courts: 

55 For compensation and expenses of the administrative 

committee of district courts, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-five hundred dollars . . . . 3,500 00 

Probate and Insolvency Courts, as follows: 

56 For the salaries of judges of probate of the several 

counties, a sum not exceeding eighty-eight thou- 
sand nine hundred dollars .... 88,900 00 



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169 



Item 

57 



58 



59 



60 
61 



62 

63 

64 

65 

66 
67 

68 

69 

70 

71 
72 
73 
74 



75 



76 



77 



78 



For pensions of retired judges, a sum not exceeding 
eleven thousand one hundred and seventy-five 
dollars ........ 

For the compensation of judges of probate when 
acting outside of their own coimty for other 
judges of probate, a sum not exceeding fifty-five 
hundred dollars ...... 

For expenses of judges of probate when acting out- 
side their own counties for other judges of pro- 
bate, as authorized by chapter three hundred and 
eighty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars ........ 

For the salaries of registers of the several counties, 
a sum not exceeding fifty-five thousand dollars 

For the salaries of assistant registers, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty-three thousand two hundred and 
ten dollars ....... 

Total 

For clerical assistance to Registers of the several 
counties, as follows : 

Barnstable, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred 
dollars ........ 

Berkshire, a sum not exceeding nineteen hundred 
and eighty dollars ...... 

Bristol, a sum not exceeding ninety-seven hundred 
dollars ........ 

Dukes county, a sum not exceeding six himdred 
dollars ........ 

Essex, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars . 

Franklin, a sum not exceeding eight hundred dol- 
lars ........ 

Hampden, a sum not exceeding eighty-three hun- 
dred and fifty dollars ..... 

Hampshire, a sum not exceeding thirteen hundred 
and eighty dollars ...... 

Middlesex, a sum not exceeding thirty-two thou- 
sand six hundred and sixty dollars 

Norfolk, a sum not exceeding eighty-three hundred 
dollars ........ 

Plymouth, a sum not exceeding twenty-six hundred 
and sixty dollars ...... 

Suffolk, a sum not exceeding fifty-one thousand five 
hundred and thirty dollars .... 

Worcester, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 
dollars ........ 

Total 

District Attorneys, as follows: 

For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 
ants for the Suffolk district, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-seven thousand nine hundred dollars 

For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 
ants for the northern district, a sum not exceeding 
nineteen thousand six hundred dollars 

For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 
ants for the eastern district, a sum not exceeding 
fourteen thousand four hundred dollars 

For the salaries of the district attorney, deputy 
district attorney and assistants for the south- 
eastern district, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand six hundred dollars .... 



Probate and 

Insolvency 

$11,175 00 •^"'*«- 



5,500 00 



500 00 
55,000 00 



53,210 00 
$214,285 00 



Registers of 

$1,200 00 Probate and 

Insolvency, 

clerical assist- 

1,980 00 ance. 

9,700 00 



600 00 
12,000 00 


800 00 


8,350 00 


1,380 00 


32,660 00 


8,300 00 


2,660 00 


51,530 00 


12,000 00 


$143,160 00 


District 
Attorneys. 

$37,900 00 



19,600 00 



14,400 00 



15,600 00 



170 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211. 



District 
Attorneys. 



Item 

79 
80 
81 
82 
83 



Land Court. 



84 



85 



86 



Commission on 
Probation. 



87 



88 



Board of Bar 
Examiners. 



89 
90 



Executive 
Department. 



91 
92 
93 



For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 
ants for the southern district, a sum not exceed- 
ing ten thousand four hundred dollars 

For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 
ants for the middle district, a sum not exceeding 
fourteen thousand four hundred dollars 

For the salaries of the district attorney and assistants 
for the western district, a sum not exceeding 
eighty-four hundred dollars .... 

For the salary of the district attorney for the north- 
western district, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

For traveling expenses necessarily incurred by the 
district attorneys, except in the Suffolk district, 
a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars . 



Total 



Service of the Land Court. 



For salaries of the judge, associate judges, the 
recorder and court officer, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-eight thousand eight hundred dollars 

For engineering, clerical and other personal services, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand nine 
hundred and eighty dollars .... 

For personal services in the examination of titles, 
for publishing and serving citations and other 
services, traveling expenses, supplies and office 
equipment, and for the preparation of sectional 
plans showing registered land, a sum not exceed- 
ing thirty-one thousand dollars .... 

Total 

Service of the Commission on Probation. 

For personal services of the deputy commissioner, 
clerks and stenographers, a sum not exceeding 
nineteen thousand six hundred dollars 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling expenses, office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
five hundred dollars ..... 

Total 

Service of the Board of Bar Examiners. 

For personal services of the members of the board, 
a sum not exceeding sixty-three hundred dollars . 

For other services, including printing the annual 
report, traveling expenses, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding thirty-four 
hundred dollars ...... 



Total 



Service of the Executive Department. 



S10,400 GO 

14,400 00 

8,400 00 

3,000 00 

6,000 00 
$129,700 00 

$38,800 00 
25,980 00 

31,000 00 
$95,780 00 

$19,600 00 

3,500 00 
$23,100 00 

$6,300 00 

3,400 00 
$9,700 00 



For the salary of the governor, the sum of ten 

thousand dollars $10,000 00 

For the salary of the lieutenant governor, the sum 
of four thousand dollars ..... 4,000 00 

For the salaries of the eight councillors, the sum of 
eight thousand dollars 8,000 00 



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171 



Item 
94 

95 

96 

97 

98 
99 

100 



101 
102 



103 



104 



105 



106 



107 
108 



109 



110 



111 



112 



For the salaries of officers and employees of the de- 
partment, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand 
dollars ........ 

For travel and expenses of the lieutenant governor 
and council from and to their homes, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars 

For postage, printing, office and other contingent ex- 
penses, including travel of the governor, a sum 
not exceeding nine thousand dollars . 

For postage, printing, stationery, traveling and 
contingent expenses of the governor and council, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars 

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

For payment of extraordinary expenses and for 
transfers made to cover deficiencies, with the 
approval of the governor and council, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred thousand dollars 

For the purchase of a portrait of a former governor, 
as authorized by section nineteen of chapter 
eight of the General Laws, a sum not exceeding 
three thousand dollars ..... 



Total 



Service of the Adjutant General. 



For the salary of the adjutant general, a sum not 
exceeding forty-one hundred dollars . 

For the personal services of office assistants, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-five thousand four hundred 
dollars ........ 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, and for necessary office supplies and ex- 
penses, a sum not exceeding eighty-five hundred 
dollars ........ 

For expenses not otherwise provided for in con- 
nection with military matters and accounts, a 
sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars . 

For expenses of maintenance and operation of auto- 
mobiles for any use directed by the governor or 
adjutant general, a sum not exceeding two hun- 
dred eighty dollars and seventy cents 



Total 



Service of the Militia. 



For allowances to companies and other administra- 
tive imits, a sum not exceeding one hundred sixty 
thousand dollars ...... 

For pay and expenses of certain camps of instruc- 
tion, a sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars . 

For pay and transportation in making inspections 
and surveys, and for escort duty, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars .... 

For transportation of officers and non-commissioned 
officers for attendance at military meetings, a 
sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars 

For transportation to and from regimental and 
battalion drills, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars ........ 

For transportation when appearing for examination, 
a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars 

For expenses of rifle practice, a sum not exceeding 
eighteen thousand dollars .... 



$20,000 00 

1,000 00 

9,000 00 

3,500 00 
1,000 00 

100,000 00 

3,000 00 
$159,500 00 



Executive 

Department. 



Adjutant 
1,100 00 General. 



35,400 00 



8,500 00 



8,000 00 



280 70 
$56,280 70 



Militia. 



$160,000 00 
7,000 00 



5,000 00 



8,000 00 



5,000 00 

300 00 

18,000 00 



172 



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Militia. 



Item 

113 For compensation, transportation and expenses in 

the preparation for camp duty maneuvers, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-one thousand five hundred 
dollars ........ 

114 For maintenance of horses, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-seven thousand three hundred dollars 

115 For incidental and maintenance expenses of division 

headquarters, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
hundred dollars ...... 

116 For compensation for special and miscellaneous 

duty, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 
dollars ........ 

117 For compensation for accidents and injuries sus- 

tained in the performance of military duty, a sum 
not exceeding seventy-five hundred dollars 

118 To cover certain small claims for damages to private 

property arising from mihtary maneuvers, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . 

119 For expenses of organizing and maintaining an aero 

squadron, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
dollars ........ 

120 For premiums on bonds for officers, a sum not ex- 

ceeding twelve hundred dollars 

Total 



$31,500 00 


27,300 00 


2,500 00 


13,000 00 


7,500 00 


2,500 00 


3,000 00 


1,200 00 


$291,800 00 



Special Military 121 
Espenses. 



122 



123 



124 



Service of Special Military Expenses. 

For the expense of furnishing certificates of honor 
for service on the Mexican border, as authorized 
by law, a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for the purpose . . . $100 00 

For expense of testimonials to soldiers and sailors 
of the world war, to be expended under the direc- 
tion of the adjutant general, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen hundred dollars, the same to be in addi- 
tion to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
the purpose ....... 1,500 00 

For expenses of escort in attending the inauguration 
at Washington, D. C, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred doUars 500 00 

For the compilation of records of soldiers and 
sailors who served during the Philippine insur- 
rection, to be expended under the direction of 
the adjutant general, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand dollars 1,000 00 

Total $3,100 00 



Publication of 
Records of 
Massachusetts 
Soldiers and 
Sailors of Civil 
War. 



Chief Quarter- 
master. 



Service for the Publication of Records of Massachu- 
setts Soldiers and Sailors of the Civil War. 

125 For services for the publication of records of Massa- 

chusetts soldiers and sailors who served in the 

civil war, a sum not exceeding five thousand dol- i 

lars $5,000 00 

Service of the Chief Quartermaster. 

126 For personal services of the chief quartermaster, 

superintendent of armories, superintendent of 
arsenal and other employees of the chief quarter- 
master, a sum not exceeding nineteen thousand 
four hundred and thirty dollars . . . $19,430 00 



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173 



Item 

127 



128 



129 



130 



131 
132 



133 



134 



135 



136 



137 



For expert assistance, the employment of which 
may be exempt from civil service rules, in the 
disbursement of certain money to the officers and 
enlisted men of the militia for compensation and 
allovv'ances, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred 
dollars . . . . . . . . $1,200 00 

For the salaries of armorers and assistant armorers 
of first class armories, and acting superintendent 
of armories, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
twenty-six thousand one hundred and thirty 
dollars 126,130 00 

For clerical and other expenses for the office of the 
property and disbursing officer, a sum not exceed- 
ing sixty-seven hundred and forty dollars . . 6,740 00 

For certain incidental military expenses of the 
quartermaster's department, a sum not exceeding 
eight hundred and fifty dollars .... 850 00 

For office and general supplies and equipment, a 

sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars . . 8,000 00 

For the care and maintenance of the camp ground 
and buildings at Framingham, a sum not exceed- 
ing five hundred dollars ..... 500 00 

For the maintenance of armories of the first class 
and the purcha.se of certain lockers and furniture, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred sixty-two thou- 
sand dollars 162,000 00 

For reimbursement for rent and maintenance of 
armories of the second and third class, a sum not 
exceeding sixty-six hundred dollars . . . 6,600 00 

For an allowance for a mechanic for each battery of 
field artillery, a sum not exceeding thirteen thou- 
sand six hundred dollars ..... 13,600 00 

For the rental of stables, including water and certain 
other incidental services, for the housing of horses 
and mules, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 
eight hundred dollars 12,800 00 

For expense of maintaining and operating certain 
trucks, a sum not exceedmg twenty-five hundred 
dollars 2,500 00 

Total $360,350 00 



Chief Quarter- 
master. 



Service of the Chief Surgeon. 

138 For personal services of the chief surgeon and regu- 

lar assistants, a sum not exceeding sixty-three 
hundred dollars ..... 

139 For services other than personal, and for necessary 

medical and office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-eight hundred dollars 

140 For the examination of recruits, a sum not exceed- 

ing ten thousand dollars ..... 

Total 



Chief Svirgeon. 



$6,300 00 

2,800 00 
10,000 00 

$19,100 00 



Service of the Judge Advocate General. 

141 For compensation of the judge advocate general, as 
providjed by law, a sum not exceeding fifteen hun- 
dred dollars ....... 



Judge Advocate 
General. 



$1,500 00 



174 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211. 



Commission on 
Administration 
and Finance. 



Purchase of 
Paper. 



Item 

142 



143 



144 



145 



Service of the Commission on Administration and Finance. 

For personal services of the commissioners, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-six thousand five hundred 
dollars $26,500 00 

For personal services of assistants and employees, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred thirty-four thou- 
sand nine hundred and forty dollars . . . 134,940 00 

For other expenses incidental to the duties of the 
commission, a sum not exceeding seventeen thou- 
sand two hundred dollars .... 17,200 00 

Total $178,640 00 

For the purchase of paper used in the execution of 
the contracts for state printing, other than legis- 
lative, with the approval of the commission on 
administration and finance, a sum not exceeding 
forty-five thousand dollars .... $45,000 00 



Armory Com- 146 
mission. 

147 



Service of the Armory Commission. 

For compensation of members, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-three hundred dollars .... $2,300 00 

For office and traveling expenses, a sum not exceed- 
ing five hundred dollars ..... 500 00 

Total $2,800 00 



Commissioner 
of State Aid 
and Pensions. 



Service of the Commissioner of State Aid and Pensions. 

148 For personal services of the commissioner and 

deputy, a sum not exceeding seventy-seven 

hundred dollars $7,700 00 

149 For personal services of agents, clerks, stenographers 

and other assistants, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
six thousand three hundred and fifty dollars . 26,350 00 

150 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, traveling expenses of the com- 
missioner and his employees, and necessary office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-six hundred and eighty dollars . . 3,680 00 

Total $37,730 00 



Expenses on 
Account of 
Wars. 

Reimbursement 
of cities and 
towns for state 
and military 
aid, etc. 



Soldiers' Home 
in Massa- 
chusetts. 



For Expenses on Account of Wars. 

151 For reimbursing cities and towns for money paid on 

account of state and military aid to Massachu- 
setts soldiers and their families, the sum of three 
hundred thirty-six thousand five lumdred dollars, 
the same to be paid on or before the fifteenth day 
of November in the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five, in accordance with the provisions of 
existing laws relative to state and military aid . $336,500 00 

152 For the maintenance of the Soldiers' Home in 

Massachusetts, with the approval of the trustees 
thereof, a sum not exceeding one hundred ninety 
thousand dollars 190,000 00 

153 For construction of fire walls, stairway wells, plac- 

ing of fire doors, shutters and sprinklers and 
other measures for fire protection in certain parts 
of the wooden buildings of the Soldiers' Home, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dol- 
lars 25,000 00 



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175 



Item 

154 



155 



156 



157 



For the Grand Army of the Repubhc of the De- 
partment of Massachusetts, the sum of one 
thousand dollars, as authorized by chapter fifteen 
of the resolves of nineteen hundred and twentj'- 
one ........ 

For the preparation of a history of Massachusetts' 
part in the world war, as authorized by chapter 
four hundred and eight of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and tAventy-three, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-seven hundred dollars .... 

For the publication of the records of residents 
of Massachusetts who died in the military or 
naval service during the world war, as author- 
ized by chapter three hundred and sixty-seven of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four, a sum not 
exceeding five thousand dollars 

For expenses of participation by the militia in local 
observances of the one hundred and fiftieth an- 
niversary of Massachusetts events in the war of 
the American Revolution, with the approval of 
the governor and council, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars .... 



Grand Army of 
the Republic 
of the Depart- 
ment of Massa- 
chusetts. 



$1,000 00 

History of 

Massachusetts' 
part in world 
war. 

3,700 00 

Publication of 
records of 
residents of 
Massachusetts 
who died in 
service during 

5,000 00 "'°''^^ ^'^''• 

Participation 
by militia in 
certain local 
observances. 



Total 



2,500 00 
. $563,700 00 



Service of the Art Commission. 

158 For expenses of the commission, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred dollars ..... 

158a For the care and preservation of certain photographs 
in the reading room of the senate, to be expended 
under the direction of the art commission, a sum 
not exceeding two thousand dollars . 



Art Com- 
$100 00 mission. 



2,000 00 



Service of the Commission on Uniform State Laws. 

159 For expenses, for the current fiscal year, of the com- 
missioners on uniform state laws, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seven hundred and fifty dollars 



$750 00 



Commission on 
Uniform State 
Laws. 



160 



Service of the Board of A ppeal from Decisions of the 
Commissioner of Corporations and Taxation. 

For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred dollars ...... 



Board of 
$200 00 Appeal, etc. 



Service of the State Library. 

161 For personal services of the librarian, a sum not State Library. 

exceeding five thousand dollars . . . $5,000 00 

162 For personal services of the regular library assist- 

ants, temporary clerical assistance and for services 
for cataloguing, a sum not exceeding thirty thou- 
sand nine hundred dollars .... 30,900 00 

163 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, office supplies and equipment, 
and incidental traveling expenses, a sum not ex- 
ceeding three thousand dollars .... 3,000 00 

164 For books and other publications and things needed 

for the library, and the necessary binding and re- 
binding incidental thereto, a sum not exceeding 
fourteen thousand dollars .... 14,000 00 



Total 



$52,900 00 



176 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211. 



Superintendent 
of Buildings. 



Item 

165 
166 

167 

168 
169 



Other Annual 
Ezpeufies. 



170 



171 



172 



173 



Service of the Superintendent of Buildings. 

For personal services of the superintendent and 
office assistants, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand one hundred and fifty dollars . . . $10,150 00 

For personal services of engineers, assistant en- 
gineers, firemen and helpers in the engineer's de- 
partment, a sum not exceeding fifty-two thousand 
eight hundred dollars 52,800 00 

For personal services of watchmen and assistant 
watchmen, a sum not exceeding forty-one thou- 
sand one hundred dollars ..... 41,100 00 

For personal services of porters, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-three thousand nine hundred dollars . 23,900 00 

For other personal services incidental to the care 
and maintenance of the state house, a sum not 
exceeding sixty-two thousand dollars . . 62,000 00 

Total $189,950 00 

Other Annual Expenses: 

For contingent, office and other expenses of the 
superintendent, a sum not exceeding four hun- 
dred dollars $400 00 

For telephone service in the building, and expenses 
in connection therewith, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-six thousand five hundred dollars . . 36,500 00 

For services, supplies and equipment necessary to 
furnish heat, light and power, a sum not exceed- 
ing forty-three thousand dollars . . . 43,000 00 

For other services, supplies and equipment neces- 
sary for the maintenance and care of the state 
house and grounds, including repairs of furniture 
and equipment, a sum not exceeding thirty-six 
thousand dollars 36,000 00 

Total $115,900 00 



Old State 

House, 

maintenance. 



For the Maintenance of Old State House. 

174 For the contribution of the commonwealth toward 
the maintenance of the old provincial state house, 
the sum of fifteen hundred dollars 



$1,500 00 



Secretary of 
the Common- 
wealth. 



Service of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

175 For the salary of the secretary, the sum of six 

thousand dollars $6,000 00 

176 For the salaries of officers and employees holding 

positions established by law, and other personal 
services, a sum not exceeding ninety-two thou- 
sand two hundred dollars .... 92,200 00 

177 For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 

office supplies and equipment, a simri not exceed- 
ing thirteen thousand dollars . .. . 13,000 00 

178 For postage and expressage on public documents, 

and for mailing copies of bills and resolves to 
certain statCj city and town officials, a sum not 
exceeding forty-five hundred dollars . . . 4,500 00 

179 Foe the arrangement and preservation of state 

records and papers, a sum not exceeding five hun- 
dred dollars 600 00 

180 For printing registration books and blanks and in- 

dexing returns, a sum not exceeding five thou- 
sand dollars 6,000 GO 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211, 



177 



Item 

181 For the purchase of copies of certain town records 

prior to eighteen hundred and fifty, a sum not 
exceeding nine thousand dollars 
181^ For the purchase of copies of the histories of certain 
regiments in the civil war and in the world war, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 

182 For the purchase of certain suppUes and equipment, 

and for other things necessary in connection with 
the reproduction of the manuscript collection 
designated "Massachusetts Archives", a sum not 
exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars 

183 For the purchase and distribution of copies of cer- 

tain journals of the house of representatives of 
Massachusetts Bay from seventeen hundred and 
fifteen to seventeen hundred and eighty, as au- 
thorized by chapter four hundred and thirteen 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty, a 
sum not exceeding seven hvmdred and fifty dol- 
lars ........ 

Total 

For indexing vital statistics : 

184 For the preparation of certain indexes of births, 

marriages and deaths, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
the amount appropriated in the preceding year 

For printing laws, etc. : 

185 For printing the pamphlet edition of the acts and 

resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
six thousand dollars ..... 

186 For the printing of a cumulative index to the acts 

and resolves, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars ........ 

187 For printing and binding the blue book edition of 

the acts and resolves of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding nine thousand dollars . 

188 For the printing of reports of decisions of the su- 

preme judicial court, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
eight thousand dollars ..... 

189 For printing and binding public documents, a sum 

not exceeding eight thousand dollars . 

Total 

For matters relating to elections: 

190 For personal and other services necessary for pre- 

paring and printing ballots for the primary elec- 
tions, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . 

191 For the printing and distribution of ballots, a sum 

not exceeding one thousand dollars . 

192 For the printing of blanks for town officers, election 

laws and blanks and instructions on all matters 
relating to elections, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
hundred dollars ...... 

193 For furnishing cities and towns with ballot boxes, and 

for repairs to the same, a sum not exceeding three 
thousand dollars ...... 

194 For expenses of publication of lists of candidates and 

forms of questions before state elections, a sum 
not exceeding five himdred dollars 

195 For the purchase of apparatus to be used at polling 

places in the canvass and counting of votes, a sum 
not exceeding five hundred dollars 



$9,000 00 



Secretary of 
the Common- 
wealth. 



1,000 00 



2,500 00 



750 00 



$134,450 00 






Indexing -^atal 
statistics. 


$10,000 00 






Printing laws, 
etc. 


$6,000 00 




1,000 00 




9,000 00 




28,000 00 




8,000 00 




$52,000 00 






Election 
matters. 


$1,000 00 




1,000 00 




1,500 00 




3,000 00 




500 00 




600 00 





178 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211. 



Election 
matters. 



Supervisor of 
Public Records. 



Summer 
Census. 



Decennial 
Census. 



Medical 

Examiners' 

Fees. 



Item 

196 For services and expenses of the electoral college, 

a sumnot exceeding one thousand dollars 

197 For the printing for the use of cities and towns of 

registers of voters, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
five hundred dollars ..... 

Total 

Supervisor of Public Records: 

198 For personal services of the supervisor, a sum not 
exceeding three thousand dollars 

199 For the purchase of ink for public records of the 

commonwealth, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

200 For traveling expenses of the supervisor of public 

records, a sum not exceeding one thousand dol- 
lars ........ 

Total 

Summer Census: 

201 For personal services and expense of taking a special 

census in towns having an increased population 
during the summer months, to be covered by- 
assessments upon the towns in which the work 
is done, a simi not exceeding six hundred dol- 
lars ........ 

Decennial Census: 

202 For personal services of the census division of the 

department of the secretary of the common- 
wealth, a sum not exceeding forty-eight hundred 
dollars ........ 

203 For expenses of the census division of the department 

of the secretary of the commonwealth, a sum not 
exceeding five hundred dollars .... 

204 For expenses of the state census enumeration for 

nineteen hundred and twenty-five, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand dollars .... 

Total 

Medical Examiners' Fees: 

205 For medical examiners' fees, as provided by law, a 

sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 



$1,000 00 

2,500 00 
$11,000 00 

$3,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 
$5,000 00 



$600 00 



$4,800 00 



500 00 



10,000 00 
$15,300 00 



$1,000 00 



Treasurer and 206 
Receiver- 



General. 



207 



208 



Commissioners 209 
on Firemen's 
EeUef. 



Service oj the Treasurer and Receiver-General. 

For the salary of the treasurer and receiver-general, 

the sum of six thousand dollars . . $6,000 00 

For salaries of officers and employees holding po- 
sitions established by law and additional clerical 
and other assistance, a sum not exceeding forty- 
four thousand seven hundred and twenty dol- 
lars 44,720 00 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, ^ 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing eighty-two hundred and twenty dollars . 8,220 00 

Total $58,940 00 

Commissioners on Firemen's Relief: 
For rehef disbursed, with the approval of the com- 
missioners on firemen's relief, subject to the pro- 
visions of law, a sum not exceeding seventeen 
thousand five hundred dollars .... $17,500 00 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211. 



179 



Item 

210 



For expenses of administration by the commissioners 
on firemen's relief, a sum not exceeding five hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

Total 



$500 CO ^®"^*- 



Commissioners 
on Firemen's 



$18,000 00 



Payments to Soldiers: 

211a For expenses of administering certain laws relating 
to payments in recognition of military service in 
the world war, a sum not exceeding seventy-one 
hundred and sixty dollars, to be paid from the 
receipts from taxes levied under authority of 
chapters two hundred and eighty-three and three 
hundred and forty-two of the General Acts of 
nineteen hundred and nineteen 

2116 For making payments to soldiers in recognition of 
service during the world war, as provided by law, 
a sum not exceeding eighty thousand dollars, to 
be paid from receipts from taxes levied as specified 
in item 211a ....... 

Total 



Payments to 
Soldiers. 



$7,160 00 



80,000 00 
$87,160 00 



State Board of Retirement: 

212 For personal services in the administrative office of 

the state board of retirement, a sum not exceed- 
ing eighty-eight hundred and thirty dollars . 

213 For services other than personal, printing the an- 

nual report, and for office supplies and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding thirty-eight hundred 
dollars . . . . . . . 

214 For requirements of annuity funds and pensions for 

employees retired from the state service under 
authority of law, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred twenty-four thousand three hundred and 
fifty dollars ....... 

Total 



State Board of 
Retirement. 



$8,830 00 



3,800 00 



124,350 00 
$136,980 00 



Requirements for Extinguishing the State Debt. 

215 For sinking fund requirements and for certain serial 
bonds maturing during the present year, the sum 
of one million four hundred fourteen thousand 
fifty-three dollars and twenty-five cents, of which 
sum thirty-four thousand dollars for .serial bonds 
for the abolition of grade crossings loan and sixty 
thousand dollars for serial bonds for the harbor 
improvement loan shall be paid from unexpended 
balances now in the treasury of the proceeds of 
said loans, and two hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars for serial bonds for the development of 
the port of Boston loan shall be paid from the 
balance of the proceeds of the sale of the Boston 
dry dock out of the appropriation made by sec- 
tion four of chapter two hundred and twenty- 
five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty $1,414,053 25 



Requirements 
for Extinguish- 
ing State 
Debt. 



Interest on the Public Debt. 

216 For the payment of interest on the direct debt and 
temporary loans of the commonwealth, a sum 
not exceeding one million four hundred thousand 



Interest on 
Public Debt. 



dollars 



$1,400,000 00 



180 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211. 



Auditor of the 
Common- 
wealth. 



Item 

217 
218 



219 



Service of the Auditor of the Commonwealth. 

For the salary of the auditor, a sum not exceeding 
six thousand dollars $6,000 GO 

For personal services of deputies and other assist- 
ants, a sum not exceeding thirty-six thousand 
doUars 36,000 00 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
office suppUes and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing five thousand dollars ..... 5,000 00 



Total 



$47,000 00 



Compensation 220 
of certain 
retired persons 
formerly in 
service of com- 
monwealth, etc. 221 



222 



223 



224 



225 



Unclassified Accounts and Claims. 

For the compensation of veterans of the civil war 
and certain others formerly in the service of the 
commonwealth, now retired, a sum not exceeding 
sixty thousand dollars $60,000 00 

For the compensation of any veteran who may be 
retired by the governor under the provisions of 
sections fifty-six to sixty, inclusive, of chapter 
thirty-two of the General Laws, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventeen hundred dollars . . . 1,700 00 

For the compensation of certain prison officers and 
instructors formerly in the service of the com- 
monwealth, now retired, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-one thousand five hundred dollars . . 31,500 00 

For the compensation of veterans of the civil war 
who have been retired from the service of the 
Massachusetts Soldiers' Home, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred sixty-three dollars and thirty 
cents 163 30 

For the compensation of state poHce officers for- 
merly in the service of the commonwealth, and 
now retired, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 
dollars . . . . . . . . 8,000 00 

For the compensation of certain women formerly 
employed in cleaning the state house, and now 
retired, a sum not exceeding twenty-one hundred 
dollars and twenty-eight cents .... 2,100 28 

Total $103,463 58 



Compensation 
of certain 
public em- 
ployees for 
injuries, etc. 



Annuities and 
pensions of 
soldiers, etc. 



For certain other aid: 

226 For the compensation of certain public employees for 

injuries sustained in the course of their employ- 
ment, as provided by section sixty-nine of chap- 
ter one hundred and fifty-two of the General 
Laws, a sum not exceeding twenty-six thousand 
dollars . . . . . . . . $26,000 00 

227 For the payment of certain annuities and pensions 

of soldiers and others under the provisions of / 

certain acts and resolves, a sum not exceeding 

eleven thousand and seventy-six dollars . . 11,076 00 

Total $37,076 00 



Reimbursement 228 
for premiums 
paid, etc. 



For reimbursing officials for premiums paid for 
procuring sureties on their bonds, as provided by 
existing laws, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
and fifty dollars ...... 



$150 00 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211. 



181 



For payment in accordance with law of such claims 
as may arise in consequence of the death of fire- 
men and of persons acting as firemen, from in- 
juries received in the discharge of their duties, 
a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars 

For payment of any claims, as authorized by section 
eighty-seven of chapter thirty-two of the Gen- 
eral Laws, for allowances to the families of police- 
men killed or fatally injured in the discharge of 
their duties, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
hundred dollars ...... 

For small items of expenditure for which no ap- 
propriations have been made, and for cases in 
which appropriations have been exhausted or have 
reverted to the treasury in previous years, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars . 

For reimbursement of persons for funds previously 
deposited in the treasury of the commonwealth 
on account of unclaimed savings bank deposits, 
a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars . 

Total 



Claims on 
death of 
firemen, etc. 



$30,000 00 



Claims for 
policemen 
killed, etc. 



2,500 00 



Small items of 
expenditure. 



1,000 00 



500 00 



Reimbursement 
for unclaimed 
savings bank 
deposits. 



S34,150 00 



Service of the Attorney General's Department. 

For the salary of the attorney general, the sum of 
eight thousand dollars ..... 

For the compensation of assistants in his office, and 
for such other legal and personal services as may 
be required, a sum not exceeding eighty thousand 
dollars ........ 

For services other than personal, travehng exiienses, 
office supphes and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing twelve thousand dollars .... 

For the settlement of certain claims, as authorized 
by chapter three himdred and ninety-five of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, a sum 
not exceeding five thousand dollars . 

Total 



Attorney 
$8,000 00 General's 



Department. 



80,000 00 



12,000 00 



5,000 00 
$105,000 00 



Service of the Department of Agriculture. 

For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars .... 

For personal services of clerks and stenographers, a 
sum not exceeding thirteen thousand six hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

For traveling expenses of the commissioner, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars . 

For services other than personal, printing the an- 
nual report, office supplies and equipment, and 
printing and furnishing trespass posters, a smn 
not exceeding fifty-eight hundred dollars . 

For compensation and expenses of members of the 
advisory board, a sum not exceeding two thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

For services and expenses of apiary inspection, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . 



Department of 
$5,000 00 Agriculture. 



13,600 00 



1,000 00 

5,800 00 

2,000 00 
2,500 00 



Division of Agricultural Information : 
For personal services, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
five hundred dollars ..... 



Division of 
6,500 00 Agricultural 
Information. 



182 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211. 



Division of 
Agricultural 
Information. 



Division of 
Dairying and 
Animal Hus- 
bandry. 



Division of 
Plant Pest 
Control. 



Division of 
Ornithology. 



Division of 

Markets. 



Division of 
Reclamation, 
Soil Survey 
and Fairs. 



Department of 
Agricultiu'e. 



Item 

245 For other expenses and for disseminating useful 

information in agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

five thousand dollars . . . . . $5,000 00 

Division of Dairying and Animal Husbandry: 

246 For personal services, a sum not exceeding nine 

thousand dollars ...... 

247 For other expenses, including the enforcement of 

the dairy laws of the commonwealth, a sum not 
exceeding forty-five hundred dollars . 

Division of Plant Pest Control: 

248 For personal services, a sum not exceeding ten 

thousand seven hundred dollars 

249 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding sixty-three 

hundred dollars ...... 

Division of Ornithology: 

250 For personal services, a sum not exceeding fifty-nine 

hundred dollars ...... 

251 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding five hun- 

dred dollars ....... 

Division of Markets: 

252 For personal services, a sum not exceeding nine- 

teen thousand six hundred dollars 

253 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding fifty-one 

hundred dollars ...... 

Division of Reclamation, Soil Survey and Fairs: 

254 For personal services, a sum not exceeding twelve 

thousand five hundred dollars .... 

255 For travel and other expenses, a sum not exceeding 

fifty-eight hundred and ninety dollars 

256 For state prizes and agricultural exhibits, a sum 

not exceeding thirty thousand dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore ap- 
propriated for this purpose, and any unexpended 
balance remaining at the end of the current fiscal 
year may be used in the succeeding year . . 30,000 00 

Specials: 

257 For work in protecting the pine trees of the com- 

monwealth from white pine blister rust, and for 
payments of claims on account of currant and 
gooseberry bushes destroyed in the work of sup- 
pressing white pine blister rust, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eighteen thousand dollars . . . 18,000 00 

258 For quarantine and other expenses in connection 

witn the work of suppression of the European 
corn-borer, so-called, a sum not exceeding six 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the pur- 
pose 6,000 00 

259 (This item combined with item 257.) 



9,000 00 


4,500 00 


10,700 00 


6,300 00 


5,900 00 


500 00 


19,600 00 


5,100 00 


12,500 00 


5,890 00 



Total 



. $175,390 00 



Specials. 
State Reclama- 
tion Board. 



Department of 
Conservation. 



Service of State Reclamation Board. 

260 For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-two hundred dollars .... $2,200 00 

Service of the Department of Conservation. 

Administration : 

261 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding six thousand dollars .... $6,000 00 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211. 



183 



J71 



For traveling expenses of the oommissioner, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars 

Total 

Division of Forestry: 

For personal services of oflBce assistants, a sum not 
exceeding eleven thousand dollars . . . 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, and for traveling expenses, 
necessary office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding fifty-one hundred dollars 

For the salaries and expenses of foresters and for 
necessary labor, supplies and equipment in main- 
taining forest tree nurseries, a sum not exceeding 
thirteen thousand dollars .... 

For the purchase of land and reforesting the same, 
as authorized by section ten of chapter one hun- 
dred and thirty-two of the General Laws, as 
amended, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dol- 
lars . . . . . . . 

For aiding towns in the purchase of equipment for 
extinguishing forest fires and for making pro- 
tective belts or zones as a defence against forest 
fires, for the present year and previous years, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 

For the personal services of the state fire warden 
and his assistants, and for other services, including 
traveling expenses of the state fire warden and 
his assistants, necessary supplies and equipment 
and materials used in new construction in the 
forest fire prevention service, a sum not exceeding 
fifty-seven thousand dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any funds allotted to Massachusetts 
by the federal authorities 

For the suppression of the gypsy and brown tail 
moths, and for expenses incidental thereto, a sum 
not exceeding sixty thousand dollars, the same to 
be in addition to any amount heretofore ap- 
propriated for this purpose, and any unexpended 
balance remaining at the end of the current fiscal 
year may be used in the succeeding year . 

For the planting and maintenance of state forests, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars 

For the purchase and development of state forests, 
and for the maintenance of nurseries for the 
growing of seedlings for the planting of state 
forests, as authorized by section thirty-six of 
chapter one hundred and thirty-two of the Gen- 
eral Laws, a sum not exceeding one hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars, the sam.e to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for this 
purpose, and any unexpended balance remaining 
at the end of the current fiscal year may be used 
in the succeeding year ..... 

For the maintenance of the Standish monimient 
reservation, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars ........ 

For the maintenance of Mount Grace state forest, 
a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . 

For reimbursement to certain towns, as author- 
ized by section twenty-four of chapter forty- 
eight of the General Laws, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand dollars ..... 



Department of 
$250 00 Conservation. 



^6,250 00 

Division of 
11,000 00 Forestry. 



5,100 00 

13,000 00 

10,000 00 

1,000 00 



57,000 00 



60,000 00 
25,000 00 



150,000 00 

2,000 00 
1,000 00 

1,000 00 



Total 



$336,100 00 



184 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211. 



Item 



Department of 

Conservation. 

Specials. 



Division of 
Fisheries and 
Game. 



Specials : 
274a For certain repairs to the Standish monument, a sum 
not exceeding eight thousand dollars, the same 
to be in addition to a similar appropriation made 
in the previous fiscal year .... 



Enforcement 
of laws. 



2746 
275 
276 
277 



278 



279 



280 



Biological work. 281 



282 



Propagation of 283 

game birds, 

etc. 



Marine 
fisheries. 



284 

285 



Damages by 286 
wild deer and 
wild moose. 



Bounty on 
seals. 



Division of 
Animal In- 
dustry. 



287 



288 



$8,000 00 

Division of Fisheries and Game: 

For the salary of the director, a sum not exceeding 

four thousand dollars ..... 4,000 00 

For personal services of office assistants, a sum 

not exceeding ninety-three hundred dollars . 9,300 00 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling expenses and neces- 
sary office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding eight thousand dollars . . . 8,000 00 

For expenses of exhibitions and other measures to 
increase the interest of the public in the protec- 
tion and propagation of fish and game, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars . . . 1,000 00 

Enforcement of laws: 

For personal services of fish and game wardens, a 
sum not exceeding sixty thousand five hundred 
dollars 60,500 00 

For traveling expenses of fish and game wardens, 
and for other expenses necessary for the enforce- 
ment of the laws, a sum not exceeding twenty-four 
thousand dollars 24,000 00 

Biological work: 

For personal services to carry on biological work, 
a sum not exceeding forty-three hundred and 
eighty dollars 4,380 00 

For traveling and other expenses of the biologist and 
his assistants, a sum not exceeding twenty-four 
hundred dollars 2,400 00 

Propagation of game birds, etc. : 
For the maintenance of game farms and fish hatch- 
eries, and for the propagation of game birds and 
animals and food fish, a sum not exceeding eighty 
thousand six hundred dollars .... 80,600 00 

Marine fisheries: 

For personal services for regulating the sale and 
cold storage of fresh food fish, a sum not exceed- 
ing seventy-seven hundred and ten dollars . . 7,710 00 

For other expenses for regulating the sale and cold 
storage of fresh food fish, a sum not exceeding 
eighteen hundred dollars ..... 1,800 00 

Total $203,690 00 

Damages by wild deer and wild moose: 
For the payment of damages caused by wild deer , 
and wild moose, for the present year and previous 
years, as provided by law, a sum not exceeding 
six thousand dollars ..... $6,000 00 

Bounty on seals: 
For bounties on seals, a sum not exceeding two 

hundred and fifty doUars ..... 250 00 

Division of Animal Industry: 
For the salary of the director, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-five hundred dollars . . . . 3,500 00 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211. 185 



For personal services of clerks and stenographers, a Division of 

sum not exceeding ninety-three hundred dollars . $9,300 00 justrv' ^°" 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling expenses of the di- 
rector, and office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding forty-three hundred and seventy 
dollars ........ 4,370 00 

For personal services of veterinarians and agents en- 
gaged in the work of extermination of contagious 
diseases among domestic animals, a sum not 
exceeding forty-three thousand one hundred and 
eighty dollars 43,180 00 

For the traveling expenses of veterinarians and 
agents, including the cost of any motor vehicles 
purchased for their use, a sum not exceeding 
nineteen thousand dollars .... 19,000 00 

For reimbursement of owners of horses killed during 
the present and previous years, travel, when 
allowed, of inspectors of animals, incidental ex- 
penses of killing and burial, quarantine and 
emergency services, and for laboratory and 
veterinary supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding fifty-six hundred and fifty dollars . 5,650 00 

For reimbursement of owners of cattle killed as 
authorized by section one of chapter three hundred 
and four of nineteen hundred and twenty-four 
and in accordance with certain provisions of law 
and agreements made under authority of section 
thirty-three of chapter one hundred and twenty- 
nine of the General Laws, as amended by section 
three of chapter three hundred and fifty-three of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, dur- 
ing the present and previous years a sum not ex- 
ceeding two hundred thousand dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore ap- 
propriated for the purpose, and any unexpended 
balance remaining at the end of the current fiscal 
year may be used in the succeeding year . . 200,000 00 

Total $285,000 00 

Reimbursement of towns for Inspectors of Animals: 
For the reimbursement of certain towns for com- Reimbursement 

pensation paid to inspectors of animals, a smn In8°pcto/°'^f 

not exceeding seven thousand dollars . . $7,000 00 Anmiala.'^^ ° 

Service of the Department of Banking and Insurance. 

Division of Banks: 

For salary of the commissioner, the sum of six Department of 

thousand dollars $6,000 00 ^^''gurinle*'"^ 

For services of deputy, directors, examiners and DivLsio'^'' 
assistants, clerks, stenographers and experts, a Banks, 
sum not exceeding two hundred thirty-six thou- 
sand dollars 236,000 00 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, traveling expenses, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding sixty-four thou- 
sand dollars 64,000 00 



DivLsion of 



Total $306,000 00 

Supervisor of Loan Agencies : 
For personal services of supervisor and assistants, a Supervisor of 

sum not exceeding seventy-eight hundred and ^°'*° Agencies. 

fifty dollars $7,850 00 



im 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211, 



Item 
Supervisor of 300 For services other than personal, printing the an- 
Loan Agencies. j^^^^j ^gport, office suppHes and equipment, a sum 

not exceeding nine hundred and thirty dollars 



$930 00 



Division of 
Insurance. 



301 
302 
303 



Board of 304 

Appeal on Fire 
Insurance 
Rates. 

Division of 305 

Savings Bank 
Life Insurance. 

306 



307 



308 



Department of 
Corporations 
and Taxation. 
Corporation 
and Tax 
Divisions. 



309 
310 



311 
312 



Income Tax 
Division. 



313 



Total 

Division of Insurance: 

For salary of the commissioner, a sum not exceed- 
ing six thousand dollars ..... 

For other personal services of the division, a sum 
not exceeding ninety-nine thousand dollars 

For other services, including printing the annual 
' report, traveling expenses and necessary office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-two thousand eight hundred dollars 

Total 

Board of Appeal on Fire Insurance Rates: 
For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred dollars ...... 

Division of Savings Banks Life Insurance: 

For personal services of officers and employees, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand three 
hundred dollars ...... 

For publicity, including traveling expenses of one 
person, a sum not exceeding two thousand dol- 
lars . . . . . . 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report and traveling expenses, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding sixty-three 
hundred dollars ...... 

For encouraging and promoting old age annuities 
and the organization of mutual benefit associ- 
ations among the employees of industrial plants 
in the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-two hundred dollars .... 

Total . . . . . 



$8,780 00 

$6,000 00 
99,000 00 

22,800 00 
S127,800 00 

$200 00 

21,300 00 
2,000 00 

6,300 00 

3,200 00 
$32,800 00 



Service of the Department of Corporations and Taxation. 

Corporation and Tax Divisions: 

For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
ceeding sixty-five hundred dollars . . . $6,500 00 

For the salaries of certain positions filled by the 
commissioner, with the approval of the governor 
and council, and for additional clerical and other 
assistance, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
sixty-two thousand dollars .... 162,000 00 

For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding seventy- 
five hundred dollars . . . . . 7,500 00 

For other services and for necessary office supplies 
and equipment, and for printing the animal re- 
port, other publications and valuation books, a 
sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars . . ' 30,000 00 

Total $206,000 00 

Income Tax Division (the following appropri- 
ations are to be made from the receipts from 
the income tax) : 
For personal services of the de|)uty, assistants, as- 
sessors, assistant assessors, clerks, stenographers 
and other necessary assistants, a sum not exceed- 
ing three hundred and fifty thousand dollars . $350,000 00 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211. 



187 



■ Item 

314 
315 



For traveling expenses of members of the division, 
a sum not exceeding nine thousand dollars . 

For services other than personal, and for office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred thirty-two thousand dollars . 

Total 



Income Tax 
),000 00 Division. 



132,000 00 



$491,000 00 



Division of Accounts: 

316 For personal services, a sum not exceeding fifty 

thousand two hundred and eighty dollars . 

317 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding twelve 

thousand three hundred and fifty dollars . 

318 For services and expenses of auditing and installing 

municipal accounts, the cost of which is to be 
assessed upon the municipalities for which the 
work is done, a sum not exceeding eighty-three 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 

319 For the expense of certain books, forms and other 

material, which may be sold to cities and towns 
requiring the same for maintaining their system 
of accounts, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars ........ 



Total 



Di\'i8ion of 
550,280 00 Accounts. 

12,350 00 



83,500 00 



10,000 00 
$156,130 00 



Reimbursement for loss of taxes: 
320 For reimbursing cities and towns for loss of taxes on 
land used for state institutions and certain other 
state activities, as certified by the commissioner 
of corporations and taxation, for the fiscal year 
ending November thirtieth, nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five, a sum not exceeding ninety 
thousand dollars ...... 



Reimbursement 
of cities and 
towns for loss 
of certain taxes. 



$90,000 00 



Service of the Department of Education. 

321 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding nine thousand dollars .... 

322 For personal services of officers, agents, clerks, 

stenographers and other assistants, but not in- 
cluding those employed in university extension 
work, a sum not exceeding eighty-four thousand 
two hundred dollars . . . . . 

323 For traveling expenses of members of the advisory 

board and of agents and employees when required 
to travel in discharge of their duties, a sum not 
exceeding ninety-five hundred dollars 

324 For services other than personal, necessary office 

supplies, and for printing the annual report and 
bulletins as provided by law, a sum not exceeding 
thirteen thousand dollars ..... 

325 For expenses incidental to furnishing school com- 

mittees with rules for testing the sight and hear- 
ing of pupils, a sum not exceeding eight hundred 
dollars ........ 

326 For printing school registers and other school blanks 

for cities and towns, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
five hundred dollars ..... 

327 For assisting small towns in providing themselves 

with school superintendents, as provided by law, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred seven thousand 
dollars ........ 



Department of 
$9,000 00 Education. 



84,200 00 



9,500 00 



13,000 00 



800 00 



3,500 00 



107,000 00 



188 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211, 



Department of 
Education. 



Item 

328 



329 



330 



331 



332 



333 



334 
335 



336 



English Speak- 337 
ing Classes for 
Adults. 

338 



339 



University 

Extension 

Courses. 



Division of 
Immigration 
and American- 
ization. 



340 
341 



342 



For the reimbursement of certain towns for the 
payment of tuition of pupils attending high schools 
outside the towns in which they reside, as pro- 
vided by law, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
sixty-six thousand dollars .... 

For the reimbursement of certain towns for the 
transportation of pupils attending high schools 
outside the towns in which they reside, as pro- 
vided by law, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
twenty-one thousand nine hundred dollars . 

For the reimbursement of certain cities and towns 
for a part of the expense of maintaining agri- 
cultural and industrial vocational schools, as pro- 
vided by law, a sum not exceeding one million two 
hundred eighteen thousand one hundred thirty- 
seven dollars and sixty-one cents 

For the promotion of vocational rehabilitation in co- 
operation with the federal government, with 
the approval of the department of education, a 
sum not exceeding sixteen thousand five hundred 
dollars ........ 

For aid to certain persons receiving instruction in the 
courses for vocational rehabilitation, as author- 
ized by chapter four hundred and thirty-four of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, 
a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars . 

For the education of deaf and blind pupils of the 
commonwealth, as provided by section twenty- 
six of chapter sixty-nine of the General Laws, a 
sum not exceeding three hundred forty-one 
thousand four hundred and ten dollars 

For expenses of holding teachers' institutes, a sum 
not exceeding two thousand dollars . 

For aid to certain pupils in normal schools, vmder 
the direction of the department of education, a 
sum not exceeding four thousand dollars 

For the training of teachers for vocational schools to 
comply with the requirements of federal author- 
ities under the provisions of the Smith-Hughes act, 
so-called, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand 
nine hundred dollars ..... 

Total $ 

English Speaking Classes for Adults: 
For personal services of administration, a sum not 

exceeding twelve thousand dollars 
For other expenses of administration, a sum not 

exceeding four thousand dollars 
For reimbursement of certain cities and towns, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred sixty-one thou- 
sand five hundred dollars .... 

Total 



$166,000 00 
121,900 00 

1,218,137 61 

16,500 00 

5,000 00 

341,410 00 
2,000 00 

4,000 00 

30,900 00 
2,132,847 61 

$12,000 00 
4,000 00 

161,500 00 
$177,500 00 



University Extension Courses: i 

For personal services, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred twenty-three thousand nine hundred dollars $123,900 00 
For other expenses, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
nine thousand six hundred dollars 



Total 

Division of Immigration and Americanization: 
For personal services, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
six thousand dollars . . . . . 



39,600 00 
$163,500 00 



$36,000 00 



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189 



Item 

343 



For other expenses, 
thousand dollars 

Total . 



a sum not exceeding eight 



Division of 
$8,000 00 Immigration 

and American- 
ization. 

$44,000 00 



Division of Public Libraries: 

344 For personal services of regular agents and office 

assistants, a sum not exceeding ten thousand four 

hundred dollars $10,400 00 

345 For other services, including printing the annual 

report, traveling expenses, necessary office sup- 
phes and expenses incidental to the aiding of pub- 
lic libraries, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 
eight hundred dollars 13,800 00 

Total $24,200 00 



Division of 

Public 

Libraries. 



Division of the Bhnd: 

346 For general administration, furnishing information, 

industrial and educational aid, and for carrying 
out certain provisions of the laws establishing said 
division, a sum not exceeding seventy-two thou- 
sand four hundred dollars 

347 For maintenance of Woolson house industries, so- 

called, to be expended under the authority of 
said division, a sum not exceeding eleven thou- 
sand two hundred and eighty dollars, the same 
to be in addition to the income collected from 
sales of products ...... 

347a For the maintenance of certain industries for men, 
to be expended under the authority of said di- 
vision, a sum not exceeding two hundred twenty- 
three thousand three hundred dollars 

348 For instruction of the adult blind in their homes, a 

sum not exceeding thirteen thousand three hun- 
dred and thirty dollars ..... 

349 For expenses of providing sight-saving classes, with 

the approval of the division of the blind, a sum 
not exceeding thirteen thousand seven hundred 
and fifty dollars ...... 

350 For aiding the adult blind, subject to the condi- 

tions pro\aded by law, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred thirty-five thousand dollars . 

Total 



Division of the 
Blind. 



$72,400 00 



11,280 00 



223,300 00 



13,330 00 



13,750 00 



135,000 00 



$469,060 00 



Teachers' Retirement Board: 

351 For personal services of employees, a sum not ex- 

ceeding ninety-three hundred and forty dollars . 

352 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, traveling expenses and office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-one hundred and ninety dollars 

353 For payment of pensions to retired teachers, a sum 

not exceeding three hundred fifty-two thousand 
dollars ........ 

354 For reimbursement of certain cities and towTis for 

pensions to retired teachers, a sum not exceeding 
ninety-five thousand twelve dollars and fifty-one 
cents ........ 



Teachers' Re- 
),340 00 tirement Board. 



2,190 00 



352,000 00 



95,012 51 



Total 



$458,542 51 



190 



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Massachusetts 

Nautical 

School. 



Item 



355 



356 



357 



Massachusetts Nautical School: 

For personal services of the secretary and office 
assistants, a sum not exceeding four thousand and 
ten dollars . $4,010 00 

For services other than regular clerical services, in- 
cluding printing the annual report, rent, office sup- 
plies and equipment, a simi not exceeding twenty- 
four hundred dollars . . . . 2,400 00 

For the maintenance of the school and ship, a smn 
not exceeding eighty-six thousand eight hundred 
dollars 86,800 00 

Total $93,210 00 



Massachusetts 

Agricultural 

College. 



Massachusetts Agricultural College: 

358 For maintenance and current expenses, a sum not 

exceeding eight hundred ninety-four thousand 

three hundred dollars ..... 

358a For improvement of walks, a sum not exceeding one 

thousand dollars ...... 

359 For the cost of fencing the fruit plantations, a sum 

not exceeding three thousand dollars 

360 For an emergency fund to meet the needs of har- 

vesting big crops or other unforeseen conditions, 
which clearly indicate that additional revenue will 
be produced to equal the expenditure, a sum not 
exceeding five thousand dollars, provided, how- 
ever, that this appropriation be available only 
after approval of particular projects covered by 
it has been obtained from the governor and 
council ........ 

361 For purchases in replacing live stock, a sum not 

exceeding four thousand dollars 

Total 



,300 00 
1,000 00 
3,000 00 



5,000 00 
4,000 00 

$907,300 00 



Maintenance 
and improve- 
ment of state 
normal schools. 

Bridgewater 
normal school. 



For the maintenance and improvements of the 
state normal schools, and the boarding halls 
attached thereto, with the approval of the com- 
missioner of education, as follows: 
362 Bridgewater normal school, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred thirty-six thousand six hundred and 
ten dollars ... . . . . $136,610 00 

362a For the construction, equipment and furnishing of 
a class building and a training-school building, 
and the construction and equipment of a new 
power-house, together with all the necessary 
conduits and service lines, at the Bridgewater 
normal school, including grading, walks and 
architects' commissions, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred eighty-six thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to a contribution of eighty- 
six thousand five hundred dollars toward the ' 
cost of said training-school building, which shall 
be paid into the treasury by the town of Bridge- 
water before any contract is let or expenditure 
incurred, and provided also that no contract shall 
be let or expenditure incurred until an agreement 
for the operation of said training-school has been 
entered into between the commissioner of educa- 
tion and the town of Bridgewater, and approved 
by the governor and council .... 586,000 00 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211. 



191 



Item 

363 



Bridgewater normal school boarding hall, a sum not 
exceeding ninety-six thousand dollars 

Fitchburg normal school, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred fifty-one thousand one hundred and fif- 
teen dollars ....... 

Fitchburg normal school boarding hall, a sum not 
exceeding forty-nine thousand six hundred and 
sixty-two dollars ...... 

Framingham normal school, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred thirty-six thousand and seventy 
dollars ........ 

Framingham normal school boarding hall, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred eighteen thousand seven 
hundred and twenty dollars .... 

For remodeling a cottage at the Framingham normal 
school, a sum not exceeding three thousand dol- 
lars ........ 

Hyannis normal school, a sum not exceeding fifty- 
three thousand seven hundred twenty-seven dol- 
lars and fifty cents ...... 

Hyannis normal school boarding hall, a sum not 
exceeding forty-four thousand eight hundred dol- 
lars ........ 

Lowell normal school, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
seven thousand seven hundred and ten dollars 

North Adams normal school, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-five thousand one hundred and ten dol- 
lars ........ 

North Adams normal school boarding hall, a sum 
not exceeding forty thousand dollars . 

Salem normal school, a sum not exceeding ninety- 
four thousand seven hundred and sixty dollars 

Westfield normal school, a sum not exceeding 
seventy thousand four hundred and eighty dol- 
lars . . . . . . 

Westfield normal school boarding hall, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-six thousand one hundred dol- 
lars ........ 

Worcester normal school, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-nine thousand seven hundred and fifty 
dollars ........ 

Worcester normal school boarding hall, a sum not 
exceeding eighty-nine hundred and sevent3'-five 
dollars ........ 

Normal art school, a sum not exceeding ninety 
thousand two hundred and sixty-five dollars 



Framingham 
normal school. 



Bridgewater 
$96,000 00 normal school. 

Fitchburg 
normal school. 

151,115 00 
49,662 00 

136,070 00 

118,720 00 

3,000 00 

53,727 50 

44,800 00 

Lowell normal 

67,710 00 school. 

North Adams 
normal school. 

75,110 00 
40,000 00 

Salem normal 

94,760 00 school. 

Westfield 
normal school. 

70,480 00 



Hyannis 
normal school. 



Worcester 
normal school. 



26,100 00 

79,750 00 

8,975 00 

Normal art 

90,265 00 ^^^°°^- 



Total Sl,928,854 50 

Textile Schools: 

For the maintenance of the Bradford Durfee textile 
school of Fall River, a sum not exceeding seventy- 
one thousand four hundred and forty dollars, of 
which sum ten thousand dollars is to be con- 
tributed by the city of Fall River, and the city 
of Fall River is hereby authorized to raise by tax- 
ation the said sum of ten thousand dollars . . $71,440 00 

For the maintenance of the Lowell textile school, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred sixty-nine thou- 
sand two hundred and fifty dollars, of which sum 
ten thousand dollars is to be contributed by the 
city of Lowell, and the city of Lowell is hereby 
authorized to raise by taxation the said sum of 
ten thousand dollars 169,250 00 



Bradford 
Durfee textile 
school of 
Fall River. 



Lowell textile 
school. 



192 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211. 



New Bedford 
textile school. 



Item 

382 



For the maintenance of the New Bedford textile 
school, a sum not exceeding seventy-five thou- 
sand nine hundred and sixty-five dollars, of 
which sum ten thousand dollars is to be con- 
tributed by the city of New Bedford, and the 
city of New Bedford is hereby authorized to raise 
by taxation the said sum of ten thousand dol- 
lars ....,,.. 

Total 



$75,965 00 
$316,655 00 



Department of 383 
Civil Service 
and Registra- 
tion. 



Service of the Department of Civil Service and Registration. 

For personal services of telephone operator for the 
department, a sum not exceeding nine hundred 



and sixty dollars 



$960 00 



Division of 
Civil Service. 



Division of Civil Service: 

384 For the salaries of the commissioner and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding nine thou- 
sand dollars $9,000 00 

385 For other personal services of the division, a sum 

not exceeding seventy-nine thousand dollars . 79,000 00 

386 For other services and for printing the annual report, 

and for office supplies and equipment, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-seven thousand dollars . . 27,000 00 

387 For services and travehng expenses in conducting 

investigations, as provided by sections thirty- 
three and thirty-four of chapter thirty-one of the 
General Laws, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars 1,000 00 

Total . . $116,000 00 



Division of 388 

Registration. 

389 



390 



Division of Registration: 
For the salary of the director, a sum not exceeding 

fifteen hundred dollars $1,500 00 

For clerical and certain other services of the division, 

a sum not exceeding ninety-two hundred and 

sixty dollars 9,260 00 

For expenses of the director, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred and eighty dollars . . . 180 00 

Total $10,940 00 



Board of 
Registration 
in Medicine. 



Board of Registration in Medicine: 

391 For services of the members of the board, a sum not 

exceeding forty-three hundred dollars . . $4,300 00 

392 For personal services of members of the board and 

examiners for the registration of chiropodists, a 

sum not exceeding six hundred dollars . 600 00 

393 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, traveling expenses, ofiice sup- ' 
phes and equipment, a svun not exceeding twenty- 
nine hundred dollars 2,900 00 

Total $7,800 00 



Board of 

Dental 

Examiners. 



Board of Dental Examiners: 
394 For services of the members of the board and clerical 
assistance, a sum not exceeding thirty-nine hun- 
dred dollars ....... 



$3,900 00 



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193 



Item 

395 



For other services, including printing the annual 
report, and for rent, traveling expenses, office sup- 
phes and equipment, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
five hundred dollars ..... 

Total 



Board of 

Dental 

Examiners. 



$2,500 00 
$6,400 00 



Board of Registration in Pharmacy: 

396 For personal services of members of the board, a 

sum not exceeding thirty-eight hundred dol- 
lars ........ 

397 For personal services of agent, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-one hundred and sixty dollars 

398 For services other than personal, printing the an- 

nual report, traveling expenses, office supphes and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding fifty-two hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

Total 



$3,800 00 
2,160 00 



5,200 00 

$11,160 00 



Board of 
Registration in 
Pharmacy. 



Board of Registration of Nurses: 

399 For services of members of the board, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-one hundred dollars 

400 For services other than personal, printing the an- 

nual report, office rent, traveUng expenses and 
office supphes and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing eighteen hundred dollars .... 

Total 



Board of 
t inn nn Registration of 
2,100 00 Nurses. 



1,800 00 



$3,900 00 



Board of Registration in Embalming: 

401 For compensation of members of the board, a sum 

not exceeding three hundred dollars . 

402 For services other than personal, including traveling 

expenses, supplies and office equipment, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars . 

Total 



Board of 
oonn AA Registration in 
$300 00 Embalming. 



1,000 00 



$1,300 00 



Board of Registration in Optometry: 

403 For personal services of members of the board, a sum 

not exceeding nineteen hundred dollars 

404 For other services, printing the annual report, office 

supplies and equipment, and traveling expenses 
of the members of the board, a sum not exceeding 
seven hundred and fifty dollars 

Total 



Board of 

$1,900 00 ffiSr''' 



750 00 



$2,650 00 



Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine: 

405 For services of the members of the board and secre- 

tary, a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars 

406 For other services, printing the annual report, 

traveling expenses, office supplies and equipment, 
a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars . 

Total 



Board of 
««AA AA Registration in 
ioOO 00 Veterinary 

Medicine. 



300 00 



$900 00 



State Examiners of Electricians: 
407 For personal services of the secretary and assist- 
ants, a sum not exceeding fifty-eight himdred 
dollars ........ 



$5,800 00 



State 

Examiners of 
Electricians 



194 



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state 

Examiners of 
Electricians. 



Item 

408 



For other expenses, including printing the annual 
report, traveling expenses, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding thirty-two hun- 
dred dollars $3,200 00 

Total $9,000 00 



Registration 
of Public 
Accountants. 



Registration of Public Accountants: 

409 For services of the members of the board, a sum not 

exceeding six hundred and seventy-five dollars . $675 00 

410 For other services and necessary supplies and equip- 

ment, a sum not exceeding eighteen hundred 

dollars 1,800 00 

Total ....'.... $2,475 00 



Department of 

Industrial 

Accidents. 



Service oj the Department of Industrial Accidents. 

411 For personal services of members of the board, a 

sum not exceeding thirty-nine thousand dollars . $39,000 00 

412 For personal services of secretaries, medical adviser, 

inspectors, clerks and office assistants, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred seven thousand three 
hundred dollars 107,300 00 

413 For expenses of impartial examinations, a sum not 

exceeding eighteen thousand dollars . . . 18,000 00 

414 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding sev- 

enty-one himdred dollars ..... 7,100 00 

415 For other services, printing the annual report, neces- 

sary office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding thirteen thousand two hundred dol- 
lars 13,200 00 



Total 



$184,600 00 



Department of 
I^abor and 
Industries. 



Service oJ the Department of Labor and Industries. 

416 For salary of the commissioner, assistant and asso- 

ciate commissioners, a sum not exceeding twenty 

thousand five hundred dollars . . . . $20,500 00 

417 For clerical and other assistance to the commis- 

sioner, a sum not exceeding forty-four hundred 

and forty dollars . . . . . . 4,440 00 

418 For personal services for the inspectional service, a 

sum not exceeding one hundred six thousand one 

hundred and ten dollars . . . . . 106,110 00 

419 For personal services for the statistical service, a 

sum not exceeding thirty-seven thousand eight 

hundred and sixty dollars .... 37,860 00 

420 For clerical and other personal services for the 

operation of free employment offices, a sum not 

exceeding forty-nine thousand dollars . . 49,000 00 

421 For clerical and other assistance for the board of ' 

conciliation and arbitration, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-five thousand dollars .... 25,000 00 

422 For personal services of investigators, clerks and 

stenographers for the minimum wage service, a 
sum not exceeding ten thousand five hundred 
dollars 10,500 00 

423 For compensation and expenses of wage boards, a 

sum not exceeding three thousand dollars . . 3,000 00 



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195 



Item 

424 

425 



426 



427 



428 



429 



430 



For personal services for the division of standards, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand five 
hundred dollars ...... 

For traveling expenses of the commissioner, assist- 
ant commissioner, associate commissioners and 
inspectors of labor, and for services other than 
personal, printing the annual report, rent of dis- 
trict offices, and office supplies and equipment for 
the inspectional service, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-six thousand dollars .... 

For services other than personal, printing reports 
and publications, travehng expenses and office 
supplies and equipment for the statistical service, 
a sum not exceeding eleven thousand five hundred 
dollars . . . ... 

For rent, necessary office suppUes and equipment for 
the free employment offices, a sum not exceeding 
fourteen thousand eight hundred dollars 

For other services, printing, traveling expenses and 
office supplies and equipment for the board of 
conciliation and arbitration, a sum not exceeding 
five thousand dollars ..... 

For services other than personal, printing, traveling 
expenses and office suppfies and equipment for 
minimum wage service, a sum not exceeding three 
thousand dollars ...... 

For other services, printing, traveling expenses and 
office supplies and equipment for the division of 
standards, a sum not exceeding ten thousand five 
hundred dollars ...... 

Total 



Department of 
Labor and 
$25,500 00 Industries. 



26,000 00 



11,500 00 



14,800 00 



5,000 00 



3,000 00 



10,500 00 
$352,710 00 



Service of the Department of Mental Diseases. 

431 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding nine thousand dollars .... 

432 For personal services of officers and employees, a 

sum not exceeding eighty-two thousand seven 
hundred dollars ...... 

433 For transportation and medical examination of state 

paupers under its charge for the present year and 
previous years, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars ........ 

434 For the support of insane paupers boarded in famihes 

under its charge, or temporarily absent under 
authority of the same, for the present year and 
previous years, a sum not exceeding sixty-five 
hundred dollars ...... 

435 For the support of state paupers in the Hospital 

Cottages for Children, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars ...... 

436 For the expenses of an investigation as to the nature, 

causes, results and treatment of mental diseases 
and defects, and the publication of the results 
thereof, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dol- 
lars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose 

437 For other services, including printing the annual 

report, traveling and office supplies and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding sixteen thousand three 
hundred dollars ...... 



Department of 
),000 00 Mental 



82,700 00 



10,000 00 



6,500 00 



15,000 00 



15,000 00 



16,300 00 



Total 



$154,500 00 



196 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211, 



Item 



Psychiatric 
examination. 


438 


Norfolk state 
hospital. 


439 


Institutions 
under control 
of Department 
of Mental 
Diseases. 


440 


Boston state 
hospital. 




Boston 

psychopathic 

hospital. 


441 


Danvers state 
hospital. 


442 



443 

444 
445 

446 



Foxborough 447 

state hospital. 



448 



Gardner state 449 
colony. 



450 



Grafton state 451 
hospital. 



452 



453 



Massachusetts 
School for the 
Feeble-Minded. 



Medfield state 454 
hospital. 



455 



456 



Psychiatric examination : 
For services and expenses of a psychiatric exami- 
nation of prisoners, a sum not exceeding sixty 
thousand dollars S60,000 00 

Norfolk state hospital: 
For the care and maintenance of the Norfolk state 
hospital property, a sum not exceeding eleven 
thousand six hundred dollars .... 11,600 00 

For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the following institutions under the 
control of the Department of Mental Diseases: 

Boston state hospital, a sum not exceeding seven 
hundred seventy-five thousand six hundred and 
twenty dollars 775,620 00 

Boston psychopathic hospital, a sum not exceeding 
two hundred twenty-one thousand five hundred 
and fifty dollars . . . . . . 221,550 00 

Danvers state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred eighty-six thousand nine hundred and 
forty dollars . . . . . . . 586,940 00 

For a wire fence for I and J buildings at the Danvers 
state hospital, a sum not exceeding twelve hun- 
dred dollars 1,200 00 

For a motor drive at the Danvers state hospital, a 

sum not exceeding fourteen hundred dollars . 1,400 00 

For the installation of automatic draft control for 
, new boilers at the Danvers state hospital, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . . 2,500 00 

For moving Dayton Hall cottage at the Danvers 
state hospital, a sum not exceeding thirty-five 
hundred dollars 3,500 00 

Foxborough state hospital, a smn not exceeding three 
hundred forty-four thousand eight hundred and 
ninety-eight dollars 344,898 00 

For the renovation of wards F and G at the Fox- 
borough state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
seventeen thousand dollars .... 17,000 00 

Gardner state colony, a sum not exceeding three 
hundred fifty-nine thousand five hundred and 
eighty-five dollars . . . . . . 359,585 00 

For alterations in infirmary buildings at the Gardner 
state colony, a sum not exceeding six thousand 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose . . 6,000 00 

Grafton state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred thirty-three thousand and forty-five 
dollars . 533,045 00 

For the construction of a horse barn at the Grafton 
state hospital, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 
dollars 8,000 00 

Massachusetts School for the Feeble-Minded, a sum 
not exceeding five hundred eighty-four thousand 
nine hundred and eighty dollars . . . 584,980 00 

Medfield state hospital, a sum not exceeding five ' 

hundred eighty-three thousand one hundred and 
ten dollars 583,110 00 

For the erection of a piggery at the Medfield state 
hospital, a sum not exceeding three thousand dol- 
lars 3,000 00 

For deficiency expenses incurred to meet the emer- 
gency caused by loss by fire of the laundry build- 
ing and equipment at the Medfield state hospital, 
a sum not exceeding eighty-nine thousand dol- 
lars 89,000 00 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211. 



197 



Item 

457 



458 
459 
460 

460a 



461 
462 
463 
464 
465 



466 
467 

468 
469 



For the purchase of food conveyors for the Medfield 
state hospital, a sum not exceeding thirty-six hun- 
dred dollars . S3, 600 00 

Monson state hospital, a sum not exceeding four 
hundred four thousand nine hundred and thirty- 
five dollars 404,935 00 

Northampton state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
three hundred eighty-one thousand seven hundred 
and ninety dollars . . . . . . 381,790 00 

For expense of installing additional sprinklers at 
the Northampton state hospital, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty-three hundred and eighty dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for the purpose . . . 5,380 00 

For the construction of a new ward building at the 
Northampton state hospital, to accommodate one 
hundred and fifty-three patients, at a cost not to 
exceed two hundred and seven thousand dollars, 
of which amount one hundred three thousand 
five hundred dollars is hereby appropriated in 
anticipation of a further sum of one hundred 
three thousand five hundred dollars to be appro- 
priated in the fiscal year nineteen hundred and 
twenty-six . . . . . . . 103,500 00 

Taunton state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred eighteen thousand seven hundred and 
twenty dollars 518,720 00 

Westborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred forty-eight thousand six hundred 
and sixty dollars 548,660 00 

Worcester state hospital, a sum not exceeding seven 
hundred ninety thousand five hundred and fifty 
dollars . . . . . . 790,550 00 

For the construction of a congregate dining room at 
the Worcester state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred and fifty thousand dollars . . 150,000 00 

Wrentham state school, a sum not exceeding four 
hundred fifty-nine thousand and seventy-five 
dollars 459,075 00 

The miexpended balance of the appropriation for 
building sewer beds at the Wrentham state school, 
made by item four hundred and eighty-five of 
chapter one hundred and twenty-six of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three, is hereby reappro- 
priated. 

Belchcrtown state school, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred eighty-seven thousand five hundred and 
seventy dollars ...... 

For expenses of drainage, grading, walks and roads 
at the Belchertown state school, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose ...... 

For the construction of a poultry plant at the Bel- 
chertown state school, a sum not exceeding two 
thousand dollars ...... 

For the construction of a root cellar and fruit house 
at the Belchertown state school, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . 



Medfield state 
hospital. 



Monson state 
hospital. 



Northampton 
state hospital. 



Taunton state 
hospital. 



Westborough 
state hospital. 



Worcester state 
hospital. 



Wrentham state 
school. 



Belchertown 
state school. 



Total 



287,570 00 

5,000 00 

2,000 00 

2,500 00 
$7,784,608 00 



198 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211. 



Departmpnt of 
Correction. 



Service of the Department of Correction. 
Item 

470 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not 

exceeding six thousand dollars .... $6,000 00 

471 For personal services of deputies, members of the 

board of parole and advisory board of pardons, 
agents, clerks and stenographers, a sum not ex- 
ceeding sixty-two thousand three hundred and 
fifty dollars . . . . . . . 62,350 00 

472 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, necessary office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding fifty-six him- 
dred dollars 5,600 00 

473 For traveling expenses of officers and employees of 

the department when required to travel in the 
discharge of their duties, a sum not exceeding 
eighty-three hundred dollars .... 8,300 00 

474 For the removal of prisoners, to and from state 

institutions, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 

doUars 8,000 00 

475 For assistance to prisoners discharged from the state 

prison, Massachusetts reformatory, prison camp 
and hospital and state farm, and to discharged 
female prisoners, a sum not exceeding thirteen 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 13,500 00 

476 For services of guards and for the purchase of equip- 

ment needed for the employment of prisoners, as 
defined in section eighty-two of chapter one hun- 
dred and twenty-seven of the General Laws, a sum 
not exceeding six thousand dollars . . . 6,000 00 

477 For the relief of the families of dependents of in- 

mates of state penal institutions, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five hundred dollars .... 500 00 



Total . 



110,250 00 



Institutions 
under rontrol 
of Department 
of Correction. 
State farm. 



State prison. 



Massachusetts 
reformatory. 



Prison camp 
and hospital. 

Reformatory 
for women. 



For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the following institutions under the 
control of the Department of Correction: 

478 State farm, a sum not exceeding four hundred sixty- 

seven thousand four hundred and twenty-five 

dollars . . . . . . . . $467,425 00 

479 For the construction of a building at the state farm 

for housing defective, delinquent females, a sum 

not exceeding seventy-nine thousand dollars . 79,000 00 

480 For the purchase of additional land for the state 

farm, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred and 

fifty dollars 1,250 00 

481 State prison, a sum not exceeding two hundred 

ninety-nine thousand seven hundred dollars . 299,700 00 

481a For the payment of certain architects' and engineers' 
fees, a sum not exceeding eleven hundred eighty- 
seven dollars and fifteen cents . . . . , 1,187 15 

482 Massachusetts reformatory, a sum not exceeding 

three hundred sixty-two thousand four hundred 

and twenty dollars . . . . . . 362,420 00 

483 Prison camp and hospital, a sum not exceeding 

sixty-seven thousand seven hundred dollars . 67,700 00 

484 Reformatory for women, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred fifty-six thousand and seventy dollars . 156,070 00 

485 For the town of Framingham, according to a con- 

tract for sewage disposal at the reformatory for 
women, the sum of six hundred dollars . . 600 00 

485o 



Acts, 192$. — Chap. 211, 



199 



Item 

486 For extension of water system at the reformatory 
for women, a sum not exceeding six thousand 
dollars $G,000 00 

Total $1,441,352 15 



Reformatory 
for women. 



Service of the Department of Public Welfare. 

487 For the salary of the commissioner, a sima not ex- 

ceeding six thousand dollars .... 

488 For personal services of officers and employees and 

supervision of homesteads and planning boards, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-eight thousand eight 
hundred dollars ...... 

489 For services other than personal, printing the 

annual report, traveling expenses, including 
expenses of auxiliary visitors, office supplies and 
expenses, and contingent expenses for the super- 
vision of homesteads and planning boards, a sum 
not exceeding fifty-five hundred dollars 

Total 

Division of Aid and Relief: 

490 For personal services of officers and employees, a 

sum not exceeding one hundred two thousand 
eight hundred dollars ..... 

491 For services other than personal, including traveling 

expenses and office supplies and equipm.ent, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand dollars . 

492 For the transportation of state paupers under the 

charge of the department, for the pre.sent year 
and previous years, a sum not exceeding twelve 
thousand dollars ...... 



Department of 
$6,000 00 P^bii^ Welfare. 



28,800 00 



5,500 00 
$40,300 00 



Di\-ision of Aid 
and Relief. 



$102,800 00 



21,000 00 



12,000 00 



The following items are for reimbursement of 
cities and towns: 

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

For the city of Lowell, in settlement of certain 
delayed claims on account of suitable aid to 
mothers with dependent children, for previous 
years, a sum not exceeding one hundred thirty 
thousand dollars ...... 

For the burial of state paupers by cities and towns, 
for the present year and i)revious years, a sum 
not exceeding forty-five hundred dollars 

For expenses in connection with smallpox and other 
diseases dangerous to the public health, for the 
present year and previous years, a sum not exceed- 
ing one hundred twenty-live thousand dollars 

For the support of sick paupers by cities and towns, 
for the present year and previous years, the same 
to include cases of wife settlement, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy-five thousand dollars 

For temporary aid given to state paupers and ship- 
wrecked seamen by cities and towns, for the 
present year and previous j'ears, a sum not exceed- 
ing five hundred thousand dollars 



Reimbursement 
of cities and 
towns for pay- 
ment of certain 
950,000 00 ai«i. etc. 



130,000 00 



4,500 GO 



125,000 00 



75,000 00 



500,000 00 



Total 



$1,920,300 00 



200 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211, 



Division 
of Child 
Guardianship. 



Item 



409 



500 



JOl 



502 



503 



Division of Child Guardianship: 

For personal services of officers and employees, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred fifty-four thou- 
sand seven hundred dollars .... $154,700 00 

For services other than personal, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
dollars 4,000 00 

For tuition in the public schools, including trans- 
portation to and from school, of children boarded 
or bound out by the department, for the present 
and previous years, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred sixty-five thousand dollars . . . 165,000 00 

For the care and maintenance of indigent and 
neglected children and juvenile offenders, for the 
present year and previous years, a sum not exceed- 
ing seven hundred fifty thousand dollars . . 750,000 00 

For the care, maintenance and transportation of 
unsettled pauper infants, for the present year and 
previous years, a sum not exceeding eighty thou- 
sand dollars 80,000 00 

Total $1,153,700 00 



Division of 

Juvenile 

Training, 

Trustees of 

Massachusetts 

Tr.aining 

Schools. 



Division of Juvenile Training, Trustees of Massa- 
chusetts Training Schools: 

504 For services of the executive secretary and stenogra- 

pher, a sum not exceeding six thousand and sixty 

dollars $6,060 00 

505 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, traveling and other expenses of 
the members of the board and employees, office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-six hundred dollars .... 2,600 00 



Boys' Parole. 506 



507 



508 



Boys' Parole: 

For personal services of agents in the division for 
boys paroled and boarded in families, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-three thousand one hundred and 
eighty dollars . . . . . . . 33,180 00 

For services other than personal, including traveling 
expenses of the agents and boys, and necessary 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
nineteen thousand five hundred dollars . . 19,500 00 

For board, clothing, medical and other expenses inci- 
dental to the care of boys, a sum not exceeding 
seventeen thousand dollars .... 17,000 00 



Girls' Parole: 
Girls' Parole. 509 For personal services of agents in the division for 
girls paroled from the industrial school for girls, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand one 
hundred and twenty dollars . . . 25,120 00 

510 For traveling expenses of said agents for girls 

paroled, for board, medical and other care of girls, ^ 

and for services Other than personal, office supplies 

and equipment, a sum not exceeding twelve 

thousand three hundred dollars .... 12,300 00 



Reimbursement 
of cities and 
towns for 
tuition of 
children, etc. 



Tuition of children: 
)11 For reimbursement of cities and towns for tuition 
of children attending the public schools, a sum 
not exceeding five thousand dollars . . . 5,000 00 

Total $120,760 00 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211. 



201 



Item 



512 



513 



514 



515 



516 



517 



For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the institutions under the control of the 
trustees of the Massachusetts training schools, 
with the approval of said trustees, as follows : 

Industrial school for boys, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred fifty thousand five hundred and fifty 
dollars ........ 

For rebuilding stock barn destroyed by fire at the 
industrial school for boys, a sum not exceeding 
sixty-one hundred dollars .... 

For the construction of a hay barn at the industrial 
school for boys, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

Industrial school for girls, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred forty-three thousand six hundred and 
twenty-five dollars ..... 

For the purchase of certain land for farming at the 
industrial school for girls, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-five hundred dollars .... 

Lyman school for boys, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred twenty-three thousand six hundred 
dollars ........ 

Total 

Massachusetts Hospital School: 
For the maintenance of the Massachusetts hospital 
school, to be expended with the approval of the 
trustees thereof, a sum not e.xceeding one hundred 
seventy-four thousand two hundred and seventy 
dollars ........ 

State Infirmary: 
For the maintenance of the state infirmary, to be 
expended with the approval of the trustees thereof, 
a sum not exceeding eight hundred ninety-two 
thousand one hundred dollars .... 





Institutions 
under control 
of trustees of 
Massachusetts 
training 
schools. 


$150,550 00 


Industrial 
school for boys. 


6,100 00 




3,000 00 


Industrial 
school for girls. 


143,625 00 




3,500 00 


I.yman school 
for boys. 


223,600 00 




$530,375 00 






Massachusetts 

Haspital 

School. 


$174,270 00 






State 
Infirmary. 


$892,100 00 





Service of the Department of Public Ilenllh. 

Division of Administration : 

For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not e.x- 
ceeding seventj'-five hundred dollars . 

For personal services of the health council and 
office assistants, a sum not exceeding thirteen 
thousand dollars ...... 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling expenses, office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding eighty- 
five hundred dollars ..... 

Division of Hygiene : 

For personal services of the director and assistants, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-eight thousand five 
hundred dollars ...... 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
oflBce supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing eighteen thousand three hundred dollars 

Maternal and Child Hygiene: 
For personal services for extending the activities of 
the division in the protection of mothers and con- 
servation of the welfare of children, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-six thousand three hundred and 
sixty-six dollars ...... 



Department of 
$7,500 00 ^"''''<= Health. 



Division of 
Administration. 



13,000 00 
8,500 00 

28,500 00 
18,300 00 

26,366 00 



Division of 
Hygiene. 



Maternal and 
Child Hygiene. 



202 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211. 



Item 



Maternal and 
Child Hygiene. 



Division of 

Communicable 

Diseases. 



527 



528 



Venereal 
Diseases. 



Manufacture 
and Distribu- 
tion of 
Arsphenamine. 



Wassermann 
Laboratory. 



Antitoxin and 

Vaccine 

Lymph. 



Inspection of 
Food and 
Druga. 



529 



530 



531 



532 



533 



534 



535 



536 



337 



For other expenses for extending the activities of the 
division in the protection of mothers and conser- 
vation of the welfare of children, a sum not exceed- 
ing ten thousand seven himdred and twenty-five 
dollars $10,725 00 

Division of Communicable Diseases: 
For personal services of the director, district health 
officers and their assistants, epidemiologists, 
bacteriologist and assistants in the diagnostic 
laboratory, a sum not exceeding fifty-three 
thousand five hundred and thirty dollars . . 53,530 00 
For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
laboratory, office and other necessary supplies, 
including the purchase of animals and equip- 
ment, and rent of certain offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing fourteen thousand two hundred and ten 
dollars 14,210 00 

The appropriations made in the following six 
items are to be in addition to any federal funds 
now in the treasury, or hereafter received, 
which may be used for these purposes: 
Venereal Diseases: 
For personal services for the control of venereal 
diseases, a sum not exceeding ten thousand three 
hundred dollars . . . . . . 10,300 00 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-one thousand six hundred dollars . 21,600 00 

Manufacture and Distribution of Arsphenamine : 
For personal services necessary for the manufacture 
of arsphenamine or other similar preparations, a 
sum not exceeding ninety-seven hundred dollars . 9,700 00 

For the purchase of chemicals and other materials, 
including equipment and supplies necessary for 
the preparation and manufacture of arsphena- 
mine, or its equivalent, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
four hundred dollars ..... 6,400 00 

Wassermann Laboratory : 
For personal services of the Wassermann laboratory, 

a sum not exceeding twelve thousand five hundred 

dollars 12,500 00 

For expenses of the Wassermann laboratory, a sum 

not exceeding six thousand dollars . . . 6,000 00 

Antitoxin and Vaccine Lymph: 

For personal services in the investigation and pro- 
duction of antitoxin and vaccine lymph and other 
specific material for protective inoculation and 
diagnosis of treatment, a sum not exceeding forty- 
three thousand two hundred dollars . . . 43,200 00 

For other services, supplies, materials and equip- 
ment necessary for the production of antitoxin and 
other materials as enumerated above, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-four thousand five hundred 
dollars 34,500 00 

Inspection of Food and Drugs: 
For personal services of the director, analysts, in- 
spectors and other assistants, including ten 
thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars for testing 
certain commodities for the state purchasing 
!i(.^('rit, a sum not exceeding forty-seven thousand 
five hundred dollars 47,500 00 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211, 



203 



Item 

538 For other services, including traveling expenses, 

supplies, materials and equipment, and including 
one thousand dollars for testing certain commod- 
ities for the state purchasing agent, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand one hundred and eighty- 
six dollars $10,186 00 

Water Supply and Disposal of Sewage, Engineer- 
ing Division: 

539 For personal services of the director, engineers, 

clerks and other assistants, a siun not exceeding 
forty-seven thousand nine hundred dollars . 

540 For. other services, including traveling expenses, 

supplies, materials and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand four hundred and fifty 
dollars ........ 

Water Supply and Disposal of Sewage, Division 
of Laboratories: 

541 For personal services of laboratory director, 

chemists, clerks and other assistants, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-three thousand dollars 

542 For other services, including traveling expenses, 

supplies, materials and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding seventy-seven hundred dollars . 

State E.xaminers of Plumbers: 

543 For personal and other services and necessary 

supplies and equipment for the state examiners of 
plumbers, a sum not exceeding fifty-four hundred 
and fifty dollars ...... 

Total 

Neponset Valley Fimd: 

544 For services and expenses of the special commission 

on apportionment of certain costs of improving 
the sanitary condition of the Neponset river 
valley, a sum not exceeding seventy-five hundred 
dollars $7,500 00 

Division of Tuberculosis: 

545 For personal services of the director, stenographers, 

clerks and other assistants, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-three thousand four hundred and fifty 
dollars $33,450 00 

546 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, traveling expenses and office 
suppUes and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
forty-five thousand dollars .... 45,000 00 

547 To cover the payment of certain subsidies for the 

maintenance of hospitals for tubercular patients, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred seventy-three 
thousand dollars 173,000 00 

548 For personal services for certain children's clinics 

for tuberculosis, a sum not exceeding thirty-seven 

thousand dollars 37,000 00 

Total $288,450 00 

For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the sanatoria, as follows: 

549 For the Lakeville state sanatorium, a sum not 

exceeding two hundred thousand eight hundred 

and twenty dollars $200,820 00 



Inspection of 
Food and 
Drugs. 



47,900 


00 


Water Supply 
and Disposal 
of Sewage, 
Engineering 
Division. 


10,450 


00 




33,000 00 


Water Supply 
and Disposal 
of Sewage, 
Division of 
Laboratories. 


7,700 00 








State Ex- 






aminers of 
Plumbers. 


5,450 


00 




$487,017 00 








Neponset 
Valley Fund. 



Division of 
Tuberculosis. 



Lakeville state 
sanatorium. 



204 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211, 





Item 


Lakeville state 
sanatorium. 


549a 




550 




551 


North Reading 
state sana- 
torium. 


552 




553 




554 




555 


Rutland state 
sanatorium. 


556 




556a 


Westfield state 
sanatorium. 


557 




558 




559 



For certain improvements in the administration 
building at the Lakeville state sanatorium, a sum 
not exceeding sixty-five hundred dollars . . $6,500 00 

For alterations and reconditioning women's build- 
ing at the Lakeville state sanatorium, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-three thousand dollars . . 33,000 00 

For alterations and reconditioning children's north 
pavilion at the Lakeville state sanatorium, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-eight thousand dollars . 28,000 00 

For the North Reading state sanatorium, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred fifty-three thousand two 
hundred dollars . . ... . 153,200 00 

For alterations and improvements in PaviHon B — • 
west, at the North Reading state sanatorium, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-six thousand three 
hundred dollars . . . . . . 26,300 00 

For alterations and improvements in Pavilion B — 
east, at the North Reading state sanatorimn, a 
sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars . . 8,000 00 

For alterations and improvements in Pavilion C, 
at the North Reading state sanatorium, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-three thousand two hundred 
dollars 23,200 00 

For the Rutland state sanatorium, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two hundred ninety-four thousand 
seven hundred dollars 294,700 00 

For the construction of a morgue at the Rutland 
state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
hundred dollars 1,500 00 

For the Westfield state sanatorium, a sum not 
exceeding two hundred nineteen thousand eight 
hundred and seventy-five dollars . . . 219,875 00 

For the construction of a paint shop at the Westfield 
state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding two thou- 
sand dollars 2,000 00 

For additional water supply at the Westfield state 
sanatorium, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred 
dollars 1,500 00 

Total $998,595 00 



Department of 560 
Public Safety. 

561 



562 



Service of the Department of Public Safety. 

Administration : 

For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six thousand dollars .... $6,000 00 

For personal services of clerks and stenographers, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand one 
hundred and thirty dollars . . . . 35,130 00 

For contingent expenses, including printing the 
annual report, rent of district offices, supplies and 
equipment, and all other things necessary for the 
investigation of fires and moving picture licenses, 
as required by law, and for expenses of adminis- 
tering the law regulating the sale and resale of 
tickets to theatres and other places of public ' 
amusement by the department of public safety, a 
sum not exceeding thirty-seven thousand dollars . 37,000 GO 



Division of 
State Police. 



Division of State Police : 

563 For the salaries of officers, a sum not exceeding 

seventy-five thousand seven hundred and sixty 

dollars 75,760 00 

564 For traveling expenses of the division, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-seven thousand dollars . . 27,000 00 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211, 



205 



Item 

565 For maintenance and operation of the police 

steamer, a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand 
seven hundred dollars ..... 

566 For personal services, rent, supphes and equipment 

necessary in the enforcement of statutes relative 
to explosives and inflammable fluids and com- 
pounds, a sum not exceeding sixty-six hundred and 
twenty-five dollars ..... 

Division of Inspections: 

567 For the salary of the chief of inspections, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-eight hundred dollars 

568 For the salaries of officers for the building inspection 

service, a sum not exceeding fifty-two thousand 
four hundred dollars ..... 

569 For traveling expenses of officers for the building 

inspection service, a sum not exceeding fourteen 
thousand dollars ...... 

570 For the salaries of officers for the boiler inspection 

service, a sum not exceeding sixty-five thousand 
five hundred and twenty dollars 

571 For traveling expenses of officers for the boiler 

inspection service, a sum not exceeding eighteen 
thousand five hundred dollars 

572 For services, supplies and equipment necessary for 

investigations and inspections by the division, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 

Board of Elevator Regulations: 

573 For compensation of the board of elevator regula- 

tions, a sum not exceeding four hundred and 
twenty dollars ...... 

574 For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred dollars ...... 



Division of 
State Police. 



$14,700 00 



6,625 00 



Division of 
3,800 00 Inspections. 



52,400 00 
14,000 00 
65,520 00 
18,500 00 
1,000 00 



Board of 
Elevator 
420 00 ^^Sulations. 

100 00 



Board of Boiler Rules: 

575 For personal services of members of the board, a sum 

not exceeding one thousand dollars . . . 1,000 00 

576 For services other than personal and the necessary 

traveling expenses of the board, office supphes and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars 500 00 

Total $359,455 00 

Special : 

577 For deficiencies incurred in the building of a boat 

to replace the steamer "Lotis ", a sum not exceed- 
ing ten thousand four hundred dollars . . $10,400 00 

Fire Prevention District Service (the maintenance 
of this service, as provided in the following 
appropriations, is to be assessed upon certain 
cities and towns making up the fire prevention 
district, as provided by law) : 

578 For the salary of the state fire marshal, a sum not 

exceeding tliirty-eight hundred dollars 

579 For other personal services, a sum not exceeding 

seventeen thousand five hundred dollars 

580 For other services, office rent and necessary office 

supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 

forty-two hundred dollars .... 4,200 00 



Board of Boiler 
Rules. 



Boat to replace 

steamer 

"Lotis." 



Fire Prevention 

District 

Service. 



State Fire 
$3,800 00 Marshal. 

17,500 00 



Total 



525,500 00 



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Department of 
Public Works. 



Item 

State Boxing Commission: 
State Boxing 581 For compensation and clerical assistance for the 
Commission. State boxing commission, a sum not exceeding 

eleven thousand seven hundred and sixty dollars . $11,760 00 
582 For other expenses of the commission, a sum not 

exceeding ten thousand dollars .... 10,000 00 

Total $21,760 00 

State Police Patrol: 
State Police 583 For personal services, a sum not exceeding one 
Patrol. hundred ninety-five thousand dollars . . $195,000 00 

584 For other services and expenses, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred eighty thousand dollars . . . 180,000 00 

Total $375,000 00 

Service of the Departvient of Public Works. 

585 For the salaries of the commissioner and the four 
associate commissioners, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-one thousand five hundred dollars . . $31,500 00 

586 For personal services of clerks and assistants to the 

commissioner, a sum not exceeding thirteen thou- 
sand eight hundred dollars . . . . 13,800 00 

587 For traveling expenses of the commissioner, a sum 

not exceeding two thousand dollars . . . 2,000 00 

Total $47,300 00 

Division of Highways (the following appropria- 
tions for the operation and maintenance of this 
division, except as otherwise provided, are 
made from the receipts from motor vehicle 
fees) : 
Division of 588 For the ' personal services of the chief engineer, 
Highways. engineers and office assistants, including certain 

clerks and stenographers, a sum not exceeding 
sixty-two thousand dollars . . . . $62,000 00 

589 For travehng expenses of the associate commis- 

sioners, when traveling in the discharge of their 
official duties, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
hundred dollars _ . 2,500 00 

590 For services other than personal, including printing 

pamphlet of laws and the annual report, and 
necessary office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding thirteen thousand dollars . . . 13,000 00 

591 For the care, repair and storage, replacement and 

purchase of road-building machinery and tools, a 

sum not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars . 200,000 00 

592 For the suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths 
• on state highways, a sum not exceeding twelve 

thousand dollars 12,000 00 

593 For the construction and repair of town and county 

ways, a sum not exceeding one miUion five hun- 
dred thousand dollars 1,500,000 00 

594 For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of 

pubhc ways, a sum not exceeding six hundred fifty 

thousand dollars . . . . . . 650,000 00 

595 For the maintenance and repair of state highways, 

including care of snow on highways, expenses of 
traffic signs and lights, and payment of damages 
caused by defects in state highways with the 
approval of the attorney general, a sum not 
exceeding four million five hundred fifty thou- 
sand dollars 4,550,000 00 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211. 



207 



Item 

596 For the maintenance and operation of the Newbury- 

port bridge and the Brightman street bridge in 
Fall River and Somerset, in accordance with the 
provisions of existing laws, a sum not exceeding 
forty-six thousand dollars .... 

597 For the purpose of enabhng the department of pub- 

lic works to secure federal aid for the construction 
of highways, a sum not exceeding one milHon five 
hundred thousand dollars in addition to any other 
funds which the department has available for the 
purpose ....... 

598 For administering the law relative to advertising 

signs near highways, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars, to be paid from the general fund 
598a For a deficit incurred in the transportation of certain 
equipment, a sum not exceeding forty-six hundred 
eighty-seven dollars and eighty-nine cents . 

Total i 



Division of 
Highways. 



$46,000 00 



. 1,500,000 00 



15,000 00 



4,687 89 
5,555,187 89 



Registration of Motor Vehicles: 
699 For personal services, a sum not exceeding five hun- 
dred forty-five thousand dollars 

600 For services other than personal, including traveling 

expenses, purchase of necessary supplies, equip- 
ment including telephone installation, and ma- 
terials, including cartage and storage of the same, 
and for work incidental to the registration and 
licensing of owners of motor vehicles, a sum not 
exceeding four hundred ten thousand dollars 

Total 

Division of Waterways and Public Lands : 

601 For personal services of the chief engineer and 

assistants, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand 
dollars ........ 

602 For necessary traveling expenses of the associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars ........ 

603 For services other than personal, including printing 

pamphlet of laws and the annual report, and for 
necessary office and engineering supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding fifty-five hundred 
dollars ........ 

604 For the care and maintenance of the province lands 

and of the lands acquired and structures erected 
by the Provincetown tercentenary commission, 
a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars . 

605 For the maintenance of structures, and for repairing 

damages along the coast line or river banks of the 
commonwealth, and for the removal of wrecks and 
other obstructions from tidewaters and great 
ponds, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand 
dollars ........ 

606 For the improvement, development and protection 

of rivers and harbors, tidewaters and foreshores 
within the commonwealth, as authorized by sec- 
tion eleven of chapter ninety-one of the General 
Laws, and of great ponds, a sum not exceeding 
fifty thousand dollars, of which sum not more than 
five hundred dollars may be expended for certain 
aerial surveys or paid over to the federal govern- 
ment for expenses incurred by it in connection 
with such surveys, and any unexpended balance 



Registration of 
$545,000 00 ^^°^' Vehicles. 



410,000 00 



$955,000 00 



$50,000 00 



Division of 
Waterways and 
Public Lnnds. 



1,000 00 



5,500 00 



5,000 00 



25,000 00 



208 



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Item 



Division of 
Waterways and 
Public Lands. 



607 



608 



609 



610 



611 



612 
613 



614 



615 



616 



of the appropriation remaining at the end of the 
current fiscal year may be expended in the suc- 
ceeding year for the same purposes, provided, 
however, that all expenditures made for the pro- 
tection of shores shall be upon condition that at 
least fifty per cent of the cost is covered by con- 
tributions from municipalities or other organiza- 
tions and individuals, and that in the case of 
dredging channels for harbor improvements at 
least twenty-five per cent of the cost shall be 
covered by contributions from municipalities or 
other organizations and individuals . . . $50,000 00 

For re-establishing and permanently marking certain 
triangulation points and sections, as required by 
order of the land court in accordance with section 
thirty-three of chapter ninety-one of the General 
Laws, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . 1,000 00 

For the supervision and operation of commonwealth 
pier five, including the salaries or other compensa- 
tion of employees, and for the repair and replace- 
ment of equipment and other property, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred ten thousand dollars, to 
be paid from the port of Boston receipts . . 110,000 00 

For the maintenance of pier one, at East Boston, a 
sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars, to be 
paid from the port of Boston receipts . . . 8,000 00 

For the maintenance and improA'ement of common- 
wealth propert.v under the control of the division, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred twenty-five 
thousand dollars, to be paid from the port of 
Boston receipts 125,000 00 

For the operation and maintenance of the New 
Bedford state pier, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars 15,000 00 

For the compensation of dumping inspectors, a sum 

not exceeding two thousand dollars . . . 2,000 00 

For expenses authorized by chapter four hundred 
and fifty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twentj'-three, relative to access to great ponds, a 
sum not exceeding five hundred dollars . . 500 00 

For services and expenses in the inspection of certain 
state boundary monuments, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-five hundred dollars .... 3,500 00 

For continuing the work in gauging the flow of water 
in the streams of the commonwealth, a sum not 
exceeding four thousand dollars . . 4,000 00 

For supervision and operation of the commonwealth 
stores, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred 
dollars 2,500 00 

Total $408,000 00 



r'pecials. 



617 
618 



619 



Specials: 

(This item omitted.) 

For expenses of dredging channels and filling marsh 
lands, a sum not exceeding tw^enty-five thousand 
dollars, to be paid from the port of Boston re- 
ceipts, and to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose 

For the maintenance and repair of certain property 
in the town of Plymouth, a sum not exceeding nine 
thousand dollars ...... 



$25,000 00 
9,000 00 



Total . 



$34,000 00 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211. 



209 



Item 
620 



621 



622 



623 



624 



625 



626 



627 

628 



629 



630 



631 



632 



633 



634 



Service of the Department of Public Utilities. 

For personal services of the commissioners, a sum 
not exceeding thirt_y-six thousand dollars, of 
which sum one half shall be assessed upon the gas 
and electric light companies in accordance with 
the provisions of law ..... $36,000 00 

For personal services of secretaries, employees of the 
accounting department, engineering department 
and rate and tariff department, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-seven thousand six hundred and thirty 
dollars, of which sum seventy-four hundred and 
fifty dollars shall be assessed upon the gas and 
electric light companies in accordance with the 
provisions of law ...... 27,630 00 

For the inspection department, personal services, a 
sum not exceeding thirty-four thousand three 
hundred dollars 34,300 00 

For personal services of clerks, messengers and 
ofhce assistants, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand seven hundred dollars, of which sum one 
half shall be assessed upon the gas and electric 
light companies in accordance with the provisions 
of law 10,700 00 

For personal services of the telephone and telegraph 
division, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 
five hundred and eighty dollars . . . . 12,580 00 

For personal services and expenses of legal assistants 
and experts, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars 2,000 00 

For personal services and expenses of special investi- 
gations, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 
dollars 15,000 00 

For stenographic reports of hearings, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars . . . 3,500 00 

For traveling expenses of the commissioners and 
employees, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars 5,000 00 

For services other than personal, printing the 
annual report, office supplies and equipment, a 
sum not exceeding six thousand dollars . . 6,000 00 

For stenographic reports of evidence at inquests 
held in cases of death bj'^ accident on or about 
railroads, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hun- 
dred dollars 2,500 00 

Total $155,210 00 

The following items are to be assessed upon the 
gas and electric light companies: 

For personal services of the inspector of gas and gas 
meters, assistant inspectors and deputy inspectors 
of meters, a sum not exceeding twentj^ thousand 
dollars ........ 

For expenses of inspectors and deputies, including 
office rent, traveling and other necessary expenses 
of inspection, a sum not exceeding seventy-five 
hundred doUars ...... 

For services and expenses of expert assistants, as 
authorized by law, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars ...... 

For other services, printing the annual report, for 
rent of oflBces and for necessary oflEice supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding ninety-five hun- 
dred dollars 9,500 00 



Department of 
Public Utilities. 



Items to be 
assessed upon 
gas and electric 
light com- 
),000 00 panics. 



7,500 00 
5,000 00 



210 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211. 



Items to be 
assessed upon 
gas and electric 
light com- 
panies. 



Item 

635 For the examination and tests of electric meters, a 

sum not exceeding six hundred dollars . . $600 00 

Total $42,600 00 



Smoke 
Abatement. 



Smoke Abatement: 
636 For services and expenses in connection with the 
abatement of smoke in Boston and vicinity, under 
the direction and with the approval of the depart- 
ment of public utilities, a sum not exceeding 
eighty-three hundred dollars, the same to be 
assessed upon the cities and town of the district 
set forth in section one of chapter six hundred and 
fifty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and ten . 



$8,300 00 



Sale of 
Securities. 



Sale of Securities: 

637 For personal services in administering the law rela- 

tive to the sale of securities, including not more 
than twenty-five himdred dollars for expert 
assistance, which shall be exempt from the pro- 
visions of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws, 
a sum not exceedmg twenty-one thousand dollars $21,000 00 

638 For expenses other than personal in administering 

the law relative to the sale of securities, a sum not 

exceedmg eleven thousand dollars . . . 11,000 00 

Total $32,000 00 



Bunker Hill 639 

monument, 
etc., mainte- 
nance. 



Boulevards and 640 
parkways. 



641 



Miscellaneous. 

For the maintenance of Bunker Hill monument and 
the property adjacent, to be expended by the 
metropolitan district commission, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand five hundred dollars 



The following items are to be paid from the 
receipts from motor vehicle fees: 
For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with 
the approval of the metropolitan district com- 
mission, a sum not exceeding two hundred ten 
thousand five hundred dollars, representing the 
state's portion or one half of the estimated cost 
of maintenance ...... 

For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, with 
the approval of the metropolitan district com- 
mission, a sum not exceeding one hundred thou- 
sand dollars, representing the state's portion or 
one half of the estimated cost of resurfacing 

641a (This item omitted.) 

6416 For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with 
the approval of the metropohtan district com- 
mission, to provide for the payment of certain 
deficiencies incurred on account of the construc- 
tion of the Neponset bridge, so-called, a sum not 
exceeding twelve thousand five hundred dollars, 
representing the state's portion or one quarter of 
the total deficiencies ..... 

642 For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with 

the approval of the metropolitan district com- 
mission, for the installation of a certain electric 
lighting system, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
thousand dollars, representing the state's portion 
or one half of the estimated cost 

643 (This item omitted.) 



$10,500 00 



210,500 00 



100,000 00 



12,500 00 



25,000 00 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 211. 



211 



Item 

644 



645 



For the first instalment on the part of the common- 
wealth for the construction of the northern traffic 
artery, so-called, as authorized by chapter four 
hundred and eighty-nine of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-four, a sum not exceeding 
three hundred thousand dollars .... 

For maintenance of Wellington bridge, with the 
approval of the metropolitan district commission, 
a sum not exceeding forty-two hundred and fifty 
dollars ........ 



Nofthern 
traffic arterj', 
so-called. 



?300,000 00 



Wellington 
bridge. 



Total 



4,250 00 
. $666,750 00 



Deficiencies. 

For deficiencies in certain appropriations of 
previous years, in certain items, as follows: 



Deficiencies. 



Judicial Department. 
Superior Court: 
For traveling allowance and expenses, the sum of 
nine hundred ninety-eight dollars and forty-three 
cents ........ 



Judicial De- 
partment. 
$998 43 Superior Court. 



District Courts: 
For reimbursing certain counties for compensation 
of certain special justices for services in holding 
sessions of district courts in place of the justice, 
while sitting in the superior coiu't, as authorized 
by section four of chapter four hundred and sixty- 
nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, the sum of thirteen hundred ninety dollars 
and sixty-seven cents ..... 

District Attorneys: 
For traveling expenses necessarily incurred by the 
district attorneys, except in the Suffolk district, 
the sum of one hundred forty-eight dollars and 
seventy-three cents ...... 



District Courts. 



1,390 67 



District 
Attorneys. 



148 73 



Chief Quartermaster. 

For the maintenance of armories of the first class, 
the sum of two hundred fifty dollars and fifty- 
eight cents ....... 



Chief 
Quartermaster. 



250 58 



Department of Education. 

For the reimbursement of certain towns for the 
transportation of pupils attending high schools 
outside the towns in which they reside, as pro- 
vided by law, the sum of sixty-eight hundred 
eighty dollars and thirty-six cents 

English Speaking Classes for Adults : 
For reimbursement of certain cities and towns, the 
sum of sixty-five hundred dollars and forty-five 
cents ........ 

High School Tuition: 
For the reimbursement of certain towns for the 
payment of tuition of pupils attending high 
schools outside the towns in which they reside, 
as provided by law, the sum of seventy-five 
dollars ........ 



Department of 
Education. 



6,880 36 



English 
Speaking 
^ _„^ . - Classes for 

6,500 45 Adults. 



Reimbursement 
of certain 
towns for high 
school tuition. 

75 00 



212 



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Item 



Department of 
Civil Service 
and Registra- 
tien. 

Registration 
of Public 
Accountanta. 

Department of 
Conservation. 
Division of 
Fisheries and 
Game. 



Department of 
Public Health. 
Lakeville state 
sanatorium. 



National bank 
tax claims. 



Metropolitan 

DLstrict 

Commission. 



Division of 

Metropolitan 

Planning. 



646 



647 
648 



649 
650 

651 

652 
653 

654 



Department of Civil Service and Registration. 

Registration of Public Accountants: 
For other services and necessary supplies and equip- 
ment, the sum of one hundred thirty-one dollars 
and sixty-nine cents ..... 

Department of Conservation. 

Division of Fisheries and Game, biological work: 
For traveling and other expenses of the biologist and 
his assistants, the sum of four hundred and thirty- 
five dollars ....... 

Department of Public Health. 

For maintenance of the Lakeville state sanatorium, 
the sum of six hundred sixty-two dollars and 
forty-five cents ...... 

National Bank Tax Claims. 

For refunding taxes to certain national banks, as 
authorized by chapter four hundred and eighty- 
seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, the sum of fifteen thousand five hundred 
and fifty-seven dollars ..... 



Total 



Metropolitan District Commission. 



The following items are to be assessed upon the 
several districts in accordance with the methods 
fixed by law, and to be expended under the 
direction and with the approval of the metro- 
politan district commission: 

For maintenance of the Charles river basin, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred eight thousand five 
hundred dollars ...... 

(This item omitted.) 

For maintenance of park reservations, a sum not 
exceeding seven hundred seventy-eight thousand 
three hundred ninety-five dollars and thirty-eight 
cents ........ 

For the expense of holding band concerts, a sum not 
exceeding twenty thousand dollars 

For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, for 
the installation of a certain electric lighting sys- 
tem, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand 
dollars, the same to be in addition to the amount 
appropriated in item six hundred and forty-two . 

For Metropolitan Parks Maintenance Fund, to 
provide for the reconstruction of certain roadway 
leading from Brookline street to Massachusetts 
avenue, in the city of Cambridge, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-three thousand two hundred 
dollars ........ 

For the construction of a band stand at the Nahant 
beach parkway, a sum not exceeding six thou- 
sand dollars, to be paid from the Metropolitan 
Parkg Expense Fund ..... 

For services and expenses of the division of metro- 
politan planning, as authorized by chapter three 
hundred and ninety-nine of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three, a sum not exceeding 
thirty thousand dollars ..... 

(This item omitted.) 



$131 69 



435 00 



662 45 



15,557 00 
$33,030 36 



1208,500 00 

778,395 38 
20,000 00 

25,000 00 

33,200 00 
6,000 00 

30,000 00 



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213 



Item 

655 
656 

657 
658 



659 



660 



661 



662 



663 
664 
665 
666 
667 



For maintenance of the Nantasket beach reserva- 
tion, a sum not exceeding eighty thousand five 
hundred dollars ...... 

For maintenance of the Wellington bridge, a sum 
not exceeding twelve thousand seven hundred and 
fifty dollars, the same to be in addition to the 
amount appropriated from the general fund 

For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred ten thousand five 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to the 
amount appropriated in item six hundred and 
forty ........ 

For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to the amount appropriated 
in item six hundred and forty-one 

The sum authorized for widening and reconstruct- 
ing Blue Hill River road in the Blue Hills reser- 
vation by items two hundred and twenty-seven 
and one half and six hundred and sixty-nine of 
chapter one hundred and twenty-six of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-three, and subject 
to the conditions contained therein, is hereby 
reappropriated. 

For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, to 
provide for the payment of certain deficiencies 
incurred on account of the construction of the 
Neponset bridge, so-called, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-seven thousand five hundred dollars, the 
same to be in addition to the amount appro- 
priated in item six hundred and forty-one (6), 
provided that twenty-five thousand dollars of 
this sum shall be assessed upon the cities of 
Boston and Quincy and the counties of Norfolk 
and Plymouth in accordance with the percentages 
fixed by section two of chapter two hundred and 
thirty-eight of the General Acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and nineteen ...... 

For the maintenance and operation of a system of 
sewage disposal for the north metropolitan 
sewerage district, a sum not exceeding three 
hundred forty thousand two hundred dollars 

For the maintenance and operation of a system of 
sewage disposal for the south metropolitan sewer- 
age district, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
thirteen thousand one hundred dollars 

P'or the maintenance and operation of the metro- 
[)olitan water system, a sum not exceeding seven 
hundred eighty-five thousand nine hundred dollars 

The unexpended balance of the sum authorized for 
an investigation and plans for filtration of water, 
as authorized by item six hundred and seventy- 
three of chapter one hundred and twenty-six of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is 
hereby reappropriated. 

(This item omitted.) 

(This item omitted.) 

(This item omitted.) 

(This item omitted.) 

(This item omitted.) 

Total "~ 

General Fund ..... 
Metropohtan District .... 

Grand Total .... 



Nantasket 
beach 
S80,500 00 reservation. 

Wellington 
bridge. 



12,750 00 



Boulevards and 
parkways. 



210,500 00 



100,000 00 



Blue Hill River 
road in Blue 
Hills reserva- 
tion. 



Boulevards and 
parkways. 



37,500 00 



340,200 00 



213,100 00 



North 

metropolitan 
sewerage 
district. 

South 

metropolitan 
sewerage 
district. 

Metropolitan 
water system. 



785,900 00 



$2,881,545 38 

$45,461,092 55 
2,881,545 38 

$48,342,637 93 



214 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 212. 



No payment to 
be mfide which 
exceeds allot- 
ment of 
expenditure 
made for 
certain pur- 
poses. 

Written ap- 
proval of 
governor and 
council required 
for certain 
expenditures. 

Budget com- 
missioner to 
send copies of 
two foregoing 
sections to 
heads of de- 
partments, etc. 
Charge off from 
accounts of 
deposits made 
with banks 
now closed. 

Transfer to 
general fund 
of balance of 
revenue 
received for 
settling 
national bank 
tax claims. 
Objections of 
governor to 
certain items. 



Section 3. No payment shall be made or obligation in- 
curred under the authority of an appropriation made for con- 
struction of public buildings under this act in cases where the 
bid for contracts, proposed for acceptance, exceeds the allotment 
of expenditure upon which the appropriation is based. 

Section 4. No expenditures in excess of appropriations 
provided for under this act shall be incurred by any department 
or institution, except in cases of emergency, and then only upon 
the prior written approval of the governor and council. 

Section 5. The budget commissioner is hereby directed to 
send a copy of the two foregoing sections to each departmental, 
divisional and institutional head immediately following the 
passage of this act. 

Section 6. The state treasurer is hereby authorized and 
directed to charge off from the accounts of deposits hereto- 
fore made with certain banks now closed the sum of three 
hundred seventy-five thousand dollars. 

Section 7. The balance remaining from revenue received 
under chapter four hundred and eighty-seven of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-three is hereby transferred to and 
made a part of the general fund. 

Section 8. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

(This bill was returned March 30, 1925, by the governor to the 
house of representatives, the branch in which said bill originated, 
with his objections in writing to the following items therein: — 



Item 269 — Reduced from $75,000 to $60,000. 

Item 271 — Reduced from $200,000 to $150,000. 

Item 274b — Disapproved. 

Item 362a — Reduced from $652,000 to $586,000. 

Item S65a — Disapproved. 

Item 442 — Reduced from $591,940 to $586,940. 

Item 485a — Disapproved. 

Item 606 — Reduced from $100,000 to $50,000. 



Objections 
sustained. 

Date of 
approval of 
remainder 
of bill. 



The vote being taken April 2, 1925, on the passage of said 
items, the objections of the governor thereto loere sustained, the 
house having refused, in each instance, to pass the item. The 
remainder of the bill was approved by the governor March SO, 1925.) 



Chav.212 An Act establishing the basis of apportionment of state 

AND COUNTY TAXES. 

Emergency Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would cause great 

inconvenience in the collection of state and county taxes, there- 
fore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for 
the immediate preservation of the public convenience. 



Basis of appor- 
tionment of 
state and 
county taxes 
established. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The number of polls, the amount of property and the propor- 
tion of every thousand dollars of state tax, including polls at 
one tenth of a mill each, for each city and town in the several 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 212. 



215 



counties of the commonwealth, as contained in the following Basis of appor- 
schedule, are hereby established, and shall constitute a basis statraTd"^ 
of apportionment for state and county taxes until another is county taxes 
made and enacted by the general court, to wit : — 

Polls, Property and Apportionment of State and County 
Tax on $1,000. 

BARNSTABLE COUNTY. 









Tax of $1 ,000, 


Cities and Towns. 


Polls. 


Property. 


includinc; Polls 
at one tenth 
of a mill each. 


Barnstable 


1,633 


$14,508,905 


$1 77 


Bourne 






940 


9,751,654 


1 18 


Brewster 






188 


1,638,371 


20 


Chatham 






563 


4,663,358 


57 


Dennis . 






562 


2,226,111 


30 


Eastham 






159 


941,040 


12 


Falmouth 






1,336 


14,099,938 


1 70 


Harwich 






625 


3,500,164 


45 


Mashpee 






81 


773,557 


09 


Orleans . 






373 


3,930,326 


47 


Province town 






1,033 


5,167,526 


68 


Sandwich 






508 


2,720,905 


35 


Truro . 






171 


1,025,704 


13 


Wellfleet 






268 


1,264,422 


17 


Yarmouth 






453 


3,228,906 


40 


Totals 






8,893 


$69,440,887 


$8 58 



BERKSHIRE COUNTY. 



Adams .... 


3,447 


$23,323,027 


$2 93 


Alford . 




75 


346,485 


05 


Becket . 




263 


1,121,823 


15 


Cheshire 




440 


1,692,-542 


23 


Clarksburg 




379 


1,468,599 


20 


Dal ton . 




1,160 


8,468,921 


1 06 


Egremont 




157 


979,149 


12 


Florida 




123 


1,674,958 


20 


Great Barrington 




1,909 


14,053,896 


1 75 


Hancock 




129 


690,201 


09 


Hinsdale 




319 


1,145,944 


16 


Lanesborough 




329 


1,482,601 


20 


Lee 




1,256 


6,848,089 


89 


Lenox 




870 


7,925,921 


97 


Monterey 




104 


804,790 


10 


Mount Washington 




20 


227,410 


03 


New Ashford . 




22 


151,521 


02 


New Marlborough 




294 


1,778,842 


23 


North Adams . 




6,727 


38,337,948 


4 93 


Otis 




166 


592,202 


08 


Peru 




46 


418,556 


05 


Pittsfield 




13,045 


71,045,179 


9 19 


Richmond 




185 


953,255 


12 


Sandisfield 




150 


■ 751,487 


10 



216 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 212. 



BERKSHIRE COUNTY — Concluded. 



Basis of appor- 
tionment of 
state and 
county taxes 
established. 





- 




Tax of $1,000, 


Cities and Towns. 


Polls. 


Property. 


including Polls 
at one tenth 
of a mill each. 


Savoy .... 


133 


$327,685 


$0 05 


Sheffield 




4.51 


1,661,529 


23 


Stockbridge . 




583 


6,285,987 


76 


Tyringham 




82 


558,098 


07 


Washington 




75 


292,190 


04 


West Stockbridge 




426 


1,485,175 


21 


WiUiamstown . 




1,250 


7,817,393 


99 


Windsor 




116 


506,725 


07 


Totals . 




34,731 


$205,218,128 


$26 27 



BRISTOL COUNTY. 



Acushnet 


1,024 


$4,623,450 


$0 62 


Attleboro 




6,273 


35,352,654 


4 55 


Berkley . 




318 


993,568 


14 


Dartmouth 




2,261 


12,141,416 


1 57 


Dighton 




841 


4,898,660 


63 


Easton . 




1,638 


7,640,848 


1 01 


Fairhaven 




2,821 


14,610,715 


1 90 


Fall River 




36,234 


273,907,971 


34 04 


Freetown 




518 


2,255,529 


30 


Mansfield 




1,965 


11,356,540 


1 46 


New Bedford . 




34,948 


305,271,906 


37 40 


North Attleborough 




2,928 


13,319,569 


1 77 


Norton 




789 


3,560,929 


47 


Raynham 




559 


2,148,164 


29 


Rehoboth 




643 


2,323,170 


32 


Seekonk 




1,014 


4,437,873 


59 


Somerset 




1,216 


5,088,467 


69 


Swansea 




941 


3,783,689 


51 


Taunton 




11,027 


52,602,729 


6 94 


Westport 




1,146 


6,781,549 


87 


Totals 


• 


109,104 


$767,099,396 


$96 07 





COUNTY 


OF DUKES COUNTY. 




Chilmark 


101 


$525,928 


$0 07 


Edgartown 






380 


3,057,743 


38 


Gay Head 






62 


100,751 


, 02 


Gosnold 






47 


1,283,263 


15 


Oak Bluffs 






420 


4,406,033 


53 


Tisbury . 






415 


4,561,886 


55 


West Tisbury 






101 


917,294 


11 


Totals 






1,526 


$14,852,898 


$1 81 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 212. 



217 



ESSEX COUNTY. 



Cities and Towns. 



Amesbury 

Andover 

Beverly . 

Boxford . 

Danvers 

Essex 

Georgetown 

Gloucester 

Groveland 

Hamilton 

Haverhill 

Ipswich . 

Lawrence 

Lynn 

Lynnfield 

Manchester 

Marblehead 

Merrimac 

Methuen 

Middleton 

Nahant . 

Newbury 

Newbury port 

North Andover 

Peabody . 

Rockport 

Rowley . 

Salem 

Salisbury 

Saugus . 

Swampscott 

Topsfield 

Wenham 

West Newbury 

Totals 



Polls. 



Property. 



3,446 

2,761 

7,256 

204 

3,117 

499 

579 

7,208 

743 

603 

15,687 

1,824 

24,446 

30,596 

386 

791 

2,496 

730 

5,149 

340 

528 

455 

4,558 

1,794 

5,728 

1,239 

437 

11,619 

663 

3,441 

2,532 

313 

354 

433 



142,955 



$15,952,603 

27,720,309 

54,997,841 

1,147,274 

13,742,652 

1,580,353 

2,183,935 

37,703,140 

1,996,110 

5,457,542 

74,609,320 

9,747,556 

204,811,351 

138,540,086 

2,906,815 

14,318,568 

17,815,932 

2,536,360 

27,599,551 

1,703,725 

5,885,817 

2,979,793 

16,006,177 

11,902,362 

34,691,618 

5,707,316 

1,465,071 

61,212,807 

3,055,561 

11,430,789 

21,098,300 

3,198,898 

3,411,405 

1,212,550 



$840,329,487 



Basis of appor- 
tionment of 



Tax of $1,000 

including Polls state and 

at one tenth county taxes 

of a mill each, established. 



$2 12 

3 35 
6 83 

15 

1 84 

23 

30 

4 91 
30 
67 

9 85 

1 26 

25 19 

18 44 

36 



67 

23 

35 

58 

22 

71 

38 

23 

50 

43 

76 

21 

96' 

41 

61 

60 

39 

41 

18 



$107 63 



FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



Ashfield .... 


287 


$1,457,508 


$0 19 


Bernardston 






231 


1,014,153 


14 


Buckland 






477 


3,333,204 


42 


Charlemont 






267 


1,191,889 


16 


Colrain . 






485 


2,499,633 


33 


Conway 






269 


1,120,191 


15 


Deerfield 






814 


5,668,447 


71 


Erving . 






409 


4,222,663 


51 


Gill 






259 


1,009,794 


14 


Greenfield 






4,713 


31,562,588 


3 98 


Hawley . 






100 


310,783 


04 


Heath . 






106 


502,618 


07 


Leverett 






197 


619,060 


09 


Leyden . 






90 


365,732 


05 


Monroe .... 


90 


1,047,740 


13 



218 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 212. 



FRANKLIN COUNTY — Concluded. 



Basis of appor- 
tionment of 
state and 
county taxes 
established. 









Tax of $1,000, 


Cities and Towns. 


Polls. 


Property. 


includins; Polls 

at one tenth 

of a mill each. 


Montague 


2,120 


$14,028,504 


$1 77 


New Salem 








17G 


850,297 


11 


Northfield 








480 


2,778,460 


36 


Orange . 








1,773 


7,819,485 


1 05 


Rowe 








85 


438,892 


06 


Shelburne 








466 


3,345,200 


42 


Shutesbury 








56 


483,900 


06 


Sunderland 








310 


1,611,597 


21 


Warwick 








120 


658,573 


09 


Wendell 








113 


1,280,346 


15 


Whately 








295 


1,595,510 


21 


Totals 








14,788 


$90,816,767 


$11 60 



HAMPDEN COUNTY. 



Agawam 


1,596 


$8,552,864 


$1 11 


Blandford 






170 


1,300,232 


16 


Brimfield 






268 


1,516,200 


20 


Chester . 






492 


1,738,978 


24 


Chicopee 






10,402 


69,831,583 


8 80 


East Longmeadow 






826 


3,068,550 


42 


Granville 






227 


849,335 


12 


Hampden 






198 


680,335 


10 


Holland . 






44 


270,921 


03 


Holyoke 






17,252 


153,750,854 


18 80 


Longmeadow . 






956 


8,160,662 


1 00 


Ludlow . 






2,006 


11,080,177 


1 43 


M on son . 






1,127 


4,249,398 


58 


Montgomery 






58 


268,187 


04 


Palmer . 






2,838 


18,169,296 


2 30 


Russell . 






397 


6,333,698 


74 


Southwick 






400 


2,319,498 


30 


Springfield 






41,964 


311,454,812 


38 78 


Tolland . 






56 


478,669 


06 


Wales 






138 


567,504 


08 


West Springfield 






4,518 


31,892,497 


3 99 


Westfield 






5,285 


26,290,436 


3 45 


Wilbraham 






732 


4,040,940 


52 


Totals . 






91,950 


$666,865,626 


$83 25 







HAMPSHIRE COUNTY. 


( 


Amherst 


1,659 


$10,656,840 


$1 35 


Belchertown 








639 


2,212,171 


31 


Chesterfield 








166 


579,472 


08 


Cummington 








162 


608,343 


08 


Easthampton 








3,020 


20,561,936 


2 59 


Enfield . 








223 


869,339 


12 


Goshen . 








72 


423,176 


05 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 212. 



219 



HAMPSHIRE COUNTY — Concluded. 



Cities and Towns. 



Granby . 

Greenwich 

Had ley . 

Hatfield . 

Huntington 

Middlefield 

Northampton 

Pelham . 

Plainfield 

Prescott 

South Hadley 

Southampton 

Ware 

Westhampton 

WiHiamsburg 

Worthington 

Totals 



Polls. 



242 
119 
700 
670 
446 
80 

5,929 

183 

98 

86 

1,827 
264 

2,276 
114 
595 
153 



19,723 



Property. 



$1,215,004 

704,539 

4,344,736 

4,645,184 

1,757,236 

362,749 

34,981,478 

729,869 

450,765 

379,122 

8,406,354 

1,007,555 

11,853,931 

432,313 

2,104,027 

671,190 



$109,957,335 



Basis of appor- 
tionment of 



Tax of 81,000, 

including Polls state and 

at one tenth county taxes 

of a mill each, established. 



16 
09 
55 
58 
24 
05 
48 
10 
06 
05 
12 
14 
54 
06 
29 
09 



$14 18 



MIDDLESEX COUNTY. 



Acton .... 


751 


$3,173,472 


$0 43 


Arlington 






6,764 


41,875,036 


5 33 


Ashby . 






275 


1,390,750 


18 


Ashland 






720 


3,186,477 


43 


Ayer 






956 


3,926,889 


53 


Bedford . 






445 


3,124,546 


39 


Belmont 






4,047 


25,077,267 


3 19 


Billerica 






1,447 


10,208,026 


1 28 


Bo.xborough 






98 


362,495 


05 


Burlington 






388 


1,886,339 


25 


Cambridge 






34,538 


204,067,353 


26 12 


Carlisle . 






174 


674,996 


09 


Chelmsford 






1,911 


10,985,095 


1 41 


Concord 






1,883 


9,459,346 


1 24 


Dracut . 






1,586 


6,067,607 


83 


Dunstable 






115 


699,842 


09 


Everett . 






12,309 


63,574,863 


8 29 


Framingham 






5,829 


37,175,901 


4 71 


Groton . 






734 


4,447,869 


57 


Holliston 






863 


3,947,394 


52 


Hopkinton 






743 


3,014,170 


41 


Hudson . 






2,451 


9,257,282 


1 27 


Lexington 






2,118 


14,822,321 


1 86 


Lincoln . 






391 


3,526,502 


43 


Littleton 






421 


2,133,413 


28 


Lowell . 






30,683 


195,384,607 


24 77 


Maiden . 






15,374 


62,.564,379 


8 49 


Marlborough 






4,892 


20,771,378 


2 80 


Maynard 






2,591 


10,575,309 


1 43 


Medford 






13,304 


58,184,383 


7 79 


Melrose . 






5,658 


30,199,728 


3 92 


Natick . . . . 


3,802 


13,101,763 


1 84 



220 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 212. 



Basis of appor- 
tionment of 
state and 
county taxes 
established. 



MIDDLESEX COUNTY 


— Concluded. 










Tax of $1,000, 


Cities and Towns. 


Polls. 


Property. 


including Polls 
at one tenth 
of a mill each. 


Newton .... 


14,713 


$126,955,555 


$15 57 


North Reading 




450 


2,066,155 


27 


Pepperell 




867 


4,458,867 


58 


Reading 






2,524 


13,901,987 


1 80 


Sherborn 






437 


1,823,152 


25 


Shirley . 






631 


3,111,106 


41 


Somerville 






30,094 


115,116,241 


15 79 


Stoneham 






2,619 


10,931,340 


1 48 


Stow 






371 


2,085,756 


27 


Sudbury 






368 


2,458,508 


31 


Tewksbury 






704 


3,700,665 


48 


Townsend 






587 


2,804,017 


37 


Tyngsborough 






339 


1,419,519 


19 


Wakefield 






4,512 


22,134,701 


2 91 


Waltham 






9,859 


56,311,341 


7 24 


Watertown 






7,328 


45,945,293 


5 84 


Wayland 






734 


4,896,916 


62 


Westford 






965 


6,106,147 


77 


Weston . 






879 


8,736,657 


1 06 


Wilmington 






961 


3,194,128 


45 


Winchester 






3,225 


27,581,674 


3 39 


Woburn 






.5,310 


22,192,645 


3 00 


Totals . 


246,738 


$1,346,779,168 


$174 27 



NANTUCKET COUNTY. 



Nantucket 


1,012 


$9,655,573 


$1 17 


Totals . 


1,012 


$9,655,573 


$1 17 



NORFOLK COUNTY. 



Avon .... 


693 


$2,598,708 


$0 36 


Bellingham 






754 


2,663,713 


37 


Braintree 






3,403 


19,586,817 


2 52 


Brookline 






11,106 


149,521,993 


17 72 


Canton . 






1,771 


9,853,642 


1 27 


Cohasset 






954 


9,589,774 


1 16 


Dedham 






3,495 


21,399,474 


2 73 


Dover . 






315 


3,729,933 


45 


Foxborough 






1,170 


5,007,006 


67 


Franklin 






2,059 


10,461,978 


, 1 37 


Holbrook 






947 


3,591,084 


49 


Medfield 






677 


3,206,930 


42 


Medway 






900 


3,695,272 


50 


Millis . 






544 


3,595,047 


45 


Milton . 






3,229 


29,460,067 


3 59 


Needham 






2,482 


17,804,996 


2 23 


Norfolk . 






349 


2,073,506 


27 


Norwood 






4,092 


31,002,244 


3 85 


Plainville 






428 


2,017,778 


27 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 212. 



221 



NORFOLK COUNTY — Concluded. 









Tax of $1,000, 


Cities and Towns. 


Polls. 


Property. 


including Polls 
at one tenth 
of a mill each. 


Quincy .... 


16,112 


$101,996,678 


$12 94 


Randolph 








1,581 


4,650,031 


67 


Sharon . 








848 


5,-555,079 


70 


Stoughton 








2,260 


8,673,722 


1 19 


Walpole . 








1,801 


1.5,559,516 


1 91 


Wellesley 








2,159 


31,708,106 


3 74 


Westwood 








506 


4,177,828 


51 


Weymouth 








5,008 


24,177,886 


3 19 


Wrentham 








578 


3,190,540 


41 


Totals 








70,221 


$530,549,348 


$65 95 



Basis of appor- 
tionment of 
state and 
county taxes 
established. 



PLYMOUTH COUNTY. 



Abington 


1,928 


$6,703,869 


$0 94 


Bridgewater . 




2,050 


7,966,986 


1 09 


Brockton 




21,211 


88,372,785 


11 94 


Carver . 




382 


3,229,068 


40 


Duxbury 




568 


5,506,256 


67 


East Bridgewater 




1,082 


5,567,577 


73 


Halifax . 




176 


1,467,137 


18 


Hanover 




874 


3,669,475 


49 


Hanson . 




655 


2,790,455 


38 


Hingham 




1,735 


13,168,694 


1 64 


Hull 




773 


19,243,291 


2 21 


Kingston 




741 


3,065,777 


41 


Lakeville 




431 


1,750,779 


24 


Marion . 




415 


4,850,904 


58 


Marshficld 




549 


5,170,483 


63 


Mattapoisett . 




424 


3,315,467 


41 


Middleborough 




2,761 


10,795,009 


1 47 


Norwell 




473 


2,027,465 


27 


Pembroke 




474 


2,671,467 


34 


Plymouth 




3,900 


3.5,. 5.58,613 


4 34 


Plympton 




160 


904,980 


12 


Rochester 




341 


1,600,478 


21 


Rockland 




2,428 


9,924,993 


1 34 


Scituate 




965 


11,002,630 


1 32 


Wareham 




1,765 


12,261,758 


1 54 


West Bridgewater 




925 


2,851,792 


41 


Whitman 




2,401 


9,324,443 


1 28 


Totals 




50,587 


$274,762,631 


$35 58 



SUFFOLK COUNTY. 



Boston . 
Chelsea . 
Revere . 
Winthrop 

Totals 



238,487 

13,582 

9,014 

4,605 



265,688 



$2,099,135,596 
61,162,070 
38,637,306 
22,628,616 



$2,221,563,588 



$256 97 
8 15 
5 19 
2 97 



$273 28 



222 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 212. 



WORCESTER COUNTY. 



Basis of appor- 
tionment of 
state and 
county taxes 
established. 









Tax of SI ,000, 


Cities and Towns. 


Polls. 


Property. 


including Polla 

at one tenth 

of a mill each. 


Ashburnham . 


718 


$2,107,304 


$0 31 


Athol . 






2,942 


15,168,387 


1 98 


Auburn . 






1,315 


4,855,884 


67 


Barre 






988 


6,095,681 


78 


Berlin 






287 


1,078,420 


15 


Blackstone 






1,202 


3,177,262 


47 


Bolton . 






235 


1,046,343 


14 


Boylston 






272 


852,621 


12 


Brookfield 






425 


1,734,241 


23 


Charlton 






639 


2,-532,207 


34 


Clinton . 






3,943 


23,569,792 


3 01 


Dana 






199 


904,188 


12 


Douglas 






600 


2,492,560 


34 


Dudley . 






1,196 


7,068,475 


90 


East Brookfiek 


1 




307 


1,257,696 


17 


Fitchburg 






12,875 


75,246,457 


9 64 


Gardner 






5,405 


29,758,208 


3 85 


Grafton . 






849 


8,021,332 


98 


Hard wick 






888 


5,878,961 


74 


Harvard 






322 


2,319,612 


29 


Holden . 






983 


3,390,607 


47 


Hopedale 






1,057 


8,882,393 


1 09 


Hubbardston 






341 


1,378,543 


19 


Lancaster 






665 


3,826,401 


49 


Leicester 






1,146 


5,315,520 


70 


Leominster 






6,407 


28,307,923 


3 78 


Lunenburg 






507 


2,064,298 


28 


Mendon 






338 


1,256,831 


17 


Milford . 






4,240 


18,463,498 


2 47 


Millbury 






1,749 


7,716,765 


1 03 


Millville 






667 


2,589,265 


35 


New Braintree 




129 


664,793 


09 


North Brookfield 




895 


3,791,392 


51 


Northborough 




632 


2,384,570 


33 


Northbridge . 




3,214 


15,987,628 


2 10 


Oakham 






180 


544,255 


08 


Oxford . 






1,093 


4,314,107 


59 


Paxton . 






168 


1,052,895 


13 


Petersham 






210 


2,060,165 


25 


Phillip.ston 






99 


508,494 


07 


Princeton 






239 


1,509,817 


19 


Royalston 






246 


1,613,590 


20 


Rutland 






484 


1,636,433 


23 


Shrewsbury 






1,451 


6,273,880 


84 


Southborough 






650 


3,769,140 


48 


Southbridgc 






4,507 


19,502,298 


2 62 


Spencer . 






1,882 


5,370,013 


78 


Sterling . 






468 


1,782,197 


24 


Sturbridgc 






599 


1,804,293 


26 


Sutton . 






670 


2,645,798 


36 


Templcton 






1,140 


4,758,823 


64 


Upton . 






561 


1,674,690 


24 


Uxbridge 






1,744 


9,912,799 


1 28 


Warren . 






1,109 


6,600,316 


84 


Webster 






3,600 


19,631,011 


2 54 


West Boylston 


478 


1,712,902 


24 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 213. 



WORCESTER COUNTY — Concluded. 



Cities and Towns. 


Polls. 


Property. 


Tax of SI ,000, 
including Polls 

at one tenth 
of .1 mill each. 


West Brookfield 
Westborough . 
Westminster . 
Winchendon . 
Worcester 


400 

1,233 

416 

1,842 
55,906 


$1,704,806 

4,407,022 

1,460,736 

8,238,358 

362,392,940 


$0 23 

61 

20 

1 10 

45 84 


Totals 


139,952 


$778,067,836 $100 36 



Basis of appor- 
tionment of 
state and 
county taxes 
established. 



RECAPITULATION. 









Tax of $1,000. 


Counties. 


Polls. 


Property. 


including Polls 

at one tenth 

of a mill each. 


Barnstable 


8,893 


$69,440,887 


$8 58 


Berkshire 








34,731 


205,218,128 


26 27 


Bristol . 








109,104 


767,099,396 


96 07 


Dukes . 








1,526 


14,852,898 


1 81 


Essex 








142,955 


840,.329,487 


107 63 


Franklin 








14,788 


90,816,767 


11 60 


Hampden 








91,950 


666,865,626 


83 25 


Hampshire 








19,723 


109,9.57,335 


14 18 


Middlesex 








246,738 


1,346,779,168 


174 27 


Nantucket 








1,012 


9,655,573 


1 17 


Norfolk . 








70,221 


530,549,348 


65 95 


Plymouth 








50,587 


274,762,631 


35 58 


Suffolk . 








265,688 


2,221,563,588 


273 28 


Worcester 








139,952 


778,067,836 


100 36 


Totals 








1,197,868 


$7,925,958,668 


$1,000 00 



Recapitulation. 



Approved April S, 1925. 



An Act dissolving certain corporations. Chav. 213 

Whereas, It is necessary that certain delinquent and other Emergency 
corporations be dissolved before April first in the current year, P^panabie. 
therefore this act is hereby declared to be an emergency law, 
necessary for the immediate preservation of the public con- 
venience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Such of the following named corporations as are certain 
not already legally dissolved are hereby dissolved, subject to j"3^°ived°'"' 
the provisions of sections fifty-one and fifty-two of chapter one 
hundred and fifty -five of the General Laws: — 



224 Acts, 1925. — Chap. 213. 

TO/wations ^- ^- Maynier, Inc., A. A. Spitz Amusement Corpn., A. C. 

dissolved. SomerviUc & Son, Inc., A. Dodge & Son Mills Inc., A. E. Block 

Photo Company, Inc., A. G. Wadsworth, Inc., A. H. Richard- 
son Lumber Co., A. J. Pierce & Co. Inc., A. S. Jordan & Co. 
Inc., Acco Shoe Company, Actograph Corporation, Advance 
Automobile Accessories Corporation, Advance Furnace and 
Engineering Company, Aero Sales Company, Incorporated, 
Aetna Chemical Co., Aetna Garage, Inc., Air Container Service, 
Inc., Air-Tite Manufacturing Co., Airless Resilient Wheel Auto 
Company, Akron Tire and Rubber Company of Boston, The, 
Alden A. Mills Company, Alexander Lime Stone Corporation, 
All Clear Windshields, Inc., Allen-Traill-Webster Co., Alliance 
Chemical Company, Alliance Electric Co., Almond Company, 
Alpha Chocolates Co., Alstone Confectionery Company, Amal- 
gamated Exchange of New England, Inc., American Cloak 
Company, American Colonies Incorporated, American Con- 
crete Products Co., iVmerican House Hotel Co., American 
Industrial Corporation, American Knitting Company, American 
Metal Parts Company, American Naval Uniform Company, 
American Novelty Company, Inc., The, American Optical 
Company (1869), American Overseas Trading Corporation, 
American Paper Mill Supply Company, American Pictograph 
Company, American Product Sales Company, American Pub- 
licity & Organization Bureau, Inc., American Trading Com- 
pany, American Visual Education Society, Inc., American 
Waver & Manufacturing Co., The, Amusement Tickets Co., 
Anania Extract Co., Inc., Anderson Magnesia Products Com- 
pany, Antiseptic Toilet Products Corporation, Arancio Brothers 
Company, Arrow Light Company, Inc., Ai-t Screenics Corpora- 
tion, Artcraft Leather Goods Company, Artcraft Press, Inc., 
Arthur W. Pope Company, Artistic Dress & Suit Company, 
Associates, Inc., The, Athol Manufacturing Company (1915), 
Atlantic Cone Company (1919), Atlantic Electric Lamp Com- 
pany, Atlantic Isinglass Company, Atlantic Nail & Steel Co., 
Atlantic Sand & Gravel Company, Atlantic Wet Wash Laundry 
Company, Atlantic Wool Company, Atlas Die-Casting Com- 
pany, Incorporated, Atlas Safety Equipment Co., At wood & 
Payne Company, Auburn Orchard Co., Auto Supply System, 
Inc., Autofilm Advertising Company, Automatic Safety Fire 
Valve Company, Automaton Sales Corporation, Automotive 
Repair Company, The, Avery Ace Oil Company. 

B. & B. Clothing Co., B. Atlas Construction Co., B. Rutstein 
& Sons, Inc., B. Schultz, Incorporated, B. Turchon, Inc., Baby 
Hammock Company, Bagley Heating Regulator Company, In- 
corporated, Ball Furniture Company, Bancroft Heating Co., 
Inc., Bankers & Manufacturers Records, Inc., Banker* Mortgage 
Company, Banner Publishing Company, The, Barnett Carter, 
Inc., Barre & Laliberte Co., Barrington Brown & Company 
Incorporated, Barstow-Goodwin Incorporated, Bartlett, Somers 
Company, Bass Harbor Fish Freezing Company, Battery & 
Electrical Service Company, Battery Bill Service Stations, Inc., 
Baxt Phonograph, Inc., Bay State Cab Co., Bay State Cran- 
berry Company of Cape Cod, Bay State Exposition Shows, 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 213. 225 

Inc., The, Bay State Felters, Inc., Bay State Heel Co., Inc., Certain 
Bay State Publicity Corporation, Bay State Welding Company, Sved""' 
Beacon Distributing Company, Beacon Drug & Chemical 
Company, Beacon Florist Co., Beacon Motor Car Co., Beacon 
Securities Corporation, Beaconsfield Rug Cleansing Co., Beal 
& Robinson Inc., Beattie Zinc Works Company, Bedford 
Safety Razor Company, Beetle-Baker Co., Belchertown Com- 
munity League, Inc., Belger Co., The, Benjamin-Johnstam, 
Inc., Benjamin V. Harrison Co., Bergeron Baking Company, 
Berkshire Paper Company, Bertels, Inc., Beverly Housing Cor- 
poration, Beverly Ideal Shoe Company, Biblical Drama Co., 
Bickford-Switzer Company, Incorporated, Bijou Theatre Com- 
pany, Billings-Johnson Company, Biltwel Tire Corporation, 
Biltwell Battery Corporation, Black & White Cab Company, 
Black Ball Manufacturing Inc., Blake-Long Corporation, 
Blanchard & Company, Incorporated, Blanchard & Gould Co., 
Blanchard Warehouse Company, Inc., Bleachery Pharmacy 
Inc., The, Bliss Rubber Co., Blue Hill Realty Company, Inc., 
Bob's Bakery Inc., Boiler Specialties Company, BoUes & 
Dwyer, Incorporated, Bon-Ton Restaurant Inc., Booth h 
Chalmers Woodworking Company, Borans-Reiner Company 
Inc., Bornstein Company, Inc., Boston Canvas Glove Manu- 
facturing Company, The, Boston Construction Company, Bos- 
ton Co-operative Flower Market, Boston Felt Manufacturing 
Company, Boston Globe Cap Company, Boston Hammer 
Company, Boston Hide & Leather Company, Boston Indurating 
Company, Boston Mail Order House, Inc., Boston Marine 
Hardware Company, Boston Marine Laundry Company, Bos- 
ton Mercantile and Collection Agency, Inc., Boston Metal 
Forms Corporation, Boston Mining and Stock Exchange, Bos- 
ton Motion Picture Supply Company, Boston Motor Trans- 
portation Co., Inc., Boston Oil Royalty Syndicate, Inc., Boston 
Paint Removing & Motor Cleaning Corporation, Boston-Peru 
Company, Boston Racine Rubber Company, Incorporated, 
Boston Record Company, Boston Refreshment Company, 
Boston Rendering Company, Boston Shoe & Leather Specialty 
Co., Boston Shoe Company, Boston Suburban Real Estate 
Corporation, Boston Wood Products Corporation, Bostonian 
Garage, Inc., Boulais Tractor Co., Boulevard Company, 
Boulevard Hotel Company, Bowdoin Electric Supply Co., Inc., 
Bowen, Inc., Bowen Thomas & Company, Ltd., Box Board 
Products Co., Boylston Motors, Incorporated, Bradley Counter 
Co., Inc., Bradley Rug Co., Bradlock Corporation, Tlie, Brad- 
street Heel Company, Brady's Express Company, Braun-Casey 
Company, Braves Field Exhibition Company, Brennan Cor- 
poration, The, Briggs-Hutchison Co., Brighton Auto-Top Cor- 
poration, Brighton Garage Company, Inc., Bristol Counter 
Company, Bristol County Amusement Company, The, Bristol 
County Coal Company, Bristol County Grocery Company, 
Broad Shoe Company, Broadway Cloak and Suit House, Inc., 
Brock Company, Incorporated, The, Brockton Manufacturing 
Company, Inc., Brockton Nash Co., Brookline Hospital, Inc., 
Brooks and Dickson, Inc., Brooks, Banks & Smith Corporation, 



226 Acts, 1925. — Chap. 213. 

Certain Brown Motors Corporation, Brown's, Inc., Brown's Market 

dissolved. Inc., Brucc Marvin Chemical Company, The, Buckskin Tire 

Sales Company, Burpee Brothers, Incorporated, Burroughs 
Hardware Manufacturing Company, Burton Corporation, The, 
Business Aid Company, Business Apphances, Inc., Business 
Service Corporation. 

C. B. Rathbun, Inc., C. B. Thomas Company, C. E. Batchel- 
der & Co., Inc., C. H. Buchanan Transportation Co., C. J. 
Bailey Company, C. L. Hayden & Co. Inc., C. L. Ilayden Co., 
C. L. Jones & Company, Incorporated, C. M. Carroll Paper 
Company, C. Moench Sons Company, The, C. S. Parris Com- 
pany, C. W. Bowker and Company, Inc., C. Wilson Company, 
The, Cabin Music Publishing Company, Cafeteria Groceries, 
Inc., Caldwell Tool Manufacturing Company, Calendar Art 
Company, Cambridge Hat & Cap Companj^ Cambridge Iron 
& Metal Company, Cambridge Manufacturing Company, 
Cambridge Novelty Company, Cambridge Plumbing & Heating 
Company, Cambridge Quality Shop Inc., The, Cambridge Sales 
Corporation, Inc., Cambridge Tannery Company, Campello 
Pharmacy, Inc., Camplisson Machinery Corporation, Canbec 
Manufacturing Company, Incorporated, Cannon Brothers, Inc., 
Cann's Commissary, Inc., Canton Heel Company, Cape Ann 
Omnibus Company, Cape Ann Otter-Trawler Compan}^, Cape 
Cod Preserving Corporation, Cape Fish Products Company, 
Capital Button Co., Capital City Corporation, Capitol Leather 
Goods Company, Carbone Brothers Real Estate Exchange, 
Incorporated, Cardon Shoe Company, Carl G. Westlund Co., 
Cary Farm Inc., Cassano One Piece Shoe Company, Inc., 
Cellugraph Engineering Corporation, Central Amusement Com- 
pany, Central Electric Company, Inc., Central Maine Potato 
Company, Central Motor Bus Company, Central Square Com- 
pany, Central Square Theatre Co., Central Theatres Company, 
Century Dress Company, Inc., Chapman Manufacturing Com- 
pany, Chapman Sign Company Incorporated, The, Charles A. 
Hanley Co., Charles S, Jones Company, Incorporated, Charl- 
ton's Inc., Charter Chocolate Company, Chester E. Donaghy 
Company, Chestnutridge Farm, Incorporated, Chic Shop Inc., 
The, Chocolate Shop, Inc., The, Christensen & Company, Inc., 
Cincotta Cusolito Company, City Hall Cut Flower Market, 
Inc., City Realty Company, City Rubber Company, Climax 
Company, The, Clinton Amusement Company, Clinton Cater- 
ing Company, Coblo & Griffin Construction Co., Cochrane 
Chemical Company, Cohart Shoe Co., Cold Embossing Ma- 
chine Company of New England, Cold Spring Beverage Com- 
pany, Cole-Phelps Heating Company, Colonial Counter Com- 
pany, Colonial Envelope Company, Colonial Garage bf Haver- 
hill, Inc., Columbia Poultry Co. Inc., Columbia Smoked Fish 
Company, Inc., Columbian Doll Company, Com-'Bah Fibroid 
Company, Commercial Fruit Co., Inc., Commercial ITpholster- 
ing Company, Commonwealth Finance Corporation, Connnon- 
wealth Fisheries Company, Connnonwealth Motor Company, 
Commonwealth Rubber Corporation, Commonwealth Salvage 
Company, Inc., Conununity Garage, Inc., Community Market, 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 213. 227 

Inc., Concord Department Store Inc., Congress Plating and Certain 
Finishing Company, Connell-McKone-Swift Co., Consolidated disfoTv'Ld'!"^ 
Agencies, Incorporated, Consolidated Rubber Company, Con- 
solidated Tire and Rubber Manufacturing Company, Inc., 
Consul Realty Company Inc., Consumers Co-operative Inde- 
pendent Workmen's Circle of America Inc., Cooke Lunch Inc. 
Coolidge-White Farm Company, Cooper-Liberty-Thompson 
Co., Copley Cigar Company, The, Copley Clothing Company, 
Copley Repertory Company, The, Copley Square IMarket, Inc., 
Cort Garage, Inc., The, Country Club Stores, Incorporated, 
Cowan-Myers Company, Cox Company, Inc., The, Crane- 
Stout Incorporated, Crawford Investment Company Inc., The, 
Cream Doughnut & Coffee Spa, Inc., Credit Service Corporation, 
Creditors' International Service, Inc., Creedon Exporting Co., 
Crosby & Collins Pharmacy, Inc., Crossman Chemical Com- 
pany, Croston Shoe Co., Crown Bag Co., Cuban Lands Com- 
pany, Curry School, Inc., Curtis Hi-Speed Tool Company, The, 
Curtiss and Ford Garage, Inc., Cushion Shoe-Tread Company, 
Inc., Custom House Garage, Inc., Cut Price Auto Supply Com- 
pany, Inc. 

D & O Company, D. Greenglass & Co., Inc., D. H. Gifford 
Corporation, D. J. Smith Company, Inc., D. Maddalena, Inc., 

D. R. Knipe Co., D. S. Auto Top Company Inc., D. W. Pingree 
Box Co., The, Daggett Reduction and Milling Company, 
Daley Randall Company, Daley Trucking and Warehouse Com- 
pany, Damiano Tide Water Power Company, The, Daniel 
O'Keefe & Son Company, Daniels-Hurley Motor Company, 
Danny Duggan, Incorporated, Darish & Sloan Shoe Company, 
David G. Beecher Co., Inc., Davis, Means & Timson, Inc., 
Daylight Lamp Company, DeBats Inc., De Stefano Bros., Inc., 
Deitch Woolen Company, Delesdernier Food Company, Deni- 
son, Pratt Paper Company (Incorporated), Dennett-Miller 
Company Inc., Depot for Government Merchandise, Incor- 
porated, Diamond C. Market Co., Diamond System Inc., Dietz, 
Stoddard Co., Inc., Discount Company of Massachusetts, 
Doctor Otis Allen, Inc., Dode's Ltd., Dodge Realty Company, 
The, Dolman Manufacturing Company, Inc., Donahue Print- 
ing Company, The, Donohue Brothers Leather Company, Dor- 
chester Auto Livery, Inc., The, Dorrothy Shoe Company, 
Dover Eggbeater Co., Downey Woolen Mills, Downing, Inc., 
Doyle-Mullins Shoe Company, Dreamwold Manor, Incor- 
porated, Dreayers', Haberdashers, Inc., Druggists Ice Cream 
Co., Inc., Dunbar Motor Sales Co., Dunning & Martin Com- 
pany, Durabilt Corset Company, The, Dustin Textile Com- 
pany, 

E. A. Meyerhoff Company, E. A. Smith Corporation, The, 

E. B. Shaw, Inc., E. J. Wall Incorporated, E. L. Holman, Inc., 
E, M. Lerner & Sons, Inc., E. T. Redmond & Co. Inc., Eagle- 
Picher Lead Company of Massachusetts, The, Earl I\I. Selfridge, 
Incorporated, East Boston Shoe Co., East Coast Nurseries Inc., 
Eastern Clothing Company, Eastern Engineering Company, 
Eastern Motor Bus Company, Eastern Motor Sales Company, 
Eastern Orchards Incorporated, Eastern Paper Company, 



228 Acts, 1925. — Chap. 213. 

corporations Eastern Sales & Manufacturers' Agency, Inc., Eastern States 
dissoired. Consumcrs' Cooperative Exchange Inc., Eastern Tablet Com- 

pany, Edible Container Company, The, Edison Park Garage 
Co. Inc., Edward T. Russell & Co., Inc., Edwards Shoe Com- 
pany, Edwin S. Morse Company, El Arcy Associates Inc., El 
Tejano Oil Company, Electric Score Board Company, Electro! 
Company, Elian Zammar Importing Company, Elm Hill 
Garage Co., Inc., Emery & Marshall Co., Empire Clothing 
Manufacturing Co., Inc., Engineering Associates, Inc., English 
Glove Shop, Inc., Entertainers' Theatrical Service Association 
Inc., The, Eros Confectionery Co. Inc., Essex County Cement 
Products Company, Essex Paper Products Co., Essex Sheet 
Metal Works, Inc., Essex Shoe Manufacturing Co., Inc., Essex 
Warehouse Company, Esta Company, The, Estabrook Express 
Company, Estes-Vose, Inc., Eureka Shoe Machinery Companj^, 
Evans Motor Sales Company, Everybody's Stores, Inc., Ex- 
ploration Syndicate, Inc., The. 

F & G Clothing Co., F. B. Taylor and Son, Incorporated, 

F. D. Weeks Extracting Company, The, F. F. Harding and 
Company, Inc., F. H. Swift and Company, Incorporated, F. J. 
Grimm Co., F. L. Rogers Shoe Co., F. W. McArdle Engineering 
Company, Fall River Produce Company, Inc., Fall River School 
of Commerce, Inc., Fall River United Athletic Association, Inc., 
Famous Feather Step Shoe Co., Farmers Service Corporation, 
Faulconer, Inc., Federal Bureau of Analysis Corporation of 
Massachusetts, Federal Feature Film Corporation, Federal 
Metal Products Company, Federal Talking Machine Co., Fed- 
eral Tanning Company, Feely Company Inc., The, Fellsway 
Amusement Company, The, Ferdinand F. Jelke Company, 
Ferdnand E. Borges Company, The, Ferro-Nutrine Chemical 
Company, Fidelity Leather Company, Fidelity INIanagement 
Corporation, Fidehty Sales Company, Fidelity Securities Com- 
pany, Fierman Shoe Company, Finerty-Jackman Counter Co., 
Finjo Company, Fire Chief Corporation, First Wool Brokerage 
Company, Fishgern Shoe Co., Fisk & Amsden Company, Food 
Shop, Inc., The, Framingham Iron and Metal Co., Framingham 
Manufacturing Company, Frank B. Cyr Compan;^-, Frank F. 
Hill & Co. Inc., Frank G. Coburn Inc., Frank O. Wells Com- 
pany, Incorporated, Frank O. Wells Sales Corporation, Frank 
Rech, Incorporated, Franklin Securities Company, Fred E. 
Southard Co., Fred H. King Company, Fred H. Lawlcr Com- 
pany, Inc., Fred'k O. Woodruff, Inc., French Hand Blocked 
Frame Company, Friendly Service Co., The, Frost Bros., Inc., 
Fuelite Natural Gas Company of New England, Fuller Regalia 
Company. 

G. L. Hamilton & Co., Inc., G. M. C. Engineering Company, 

G. S. Tiffany & Co., Inc., Gagan Blacking Company, Inc., Gale 
Motor Sales, Inc., Gatcomb-Riley Company, Inc., Gekco Com- 
pany of Bellingham, The, General Auto Tire Co., General 
Mortgage and Real Estate Corporation, General Recorder 
Company, General Service Motor Association, Incorporated, 
General Trading Company, Geo. C. Herron Co., Geo. E. Tylee 
Co. Inc., George E. Wye Company, George L. Weiss, Inc., 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 213. 229 

George P. Geran, Inc., George W. Canterbury Inc., George Certain 
Washington Association, Inc., Gerald J. Savage Incorporated, dtsso°h^ed°"^ 
Gibraltar Paint & Varnish Company, Gifford-Fairbanks Com- 
pany, Glenn S. Whitham Co., Globe Flour & Products Com- 
pany, Gloucester Evening Star, Inc., The, Gotham Process 
Shank, Inc., Goulston Art Ser\ice, Inc., Government Surplus 
Depot, Inc., Graniteville Construction Company, Grant-Fiske 
Co., Graphoscope Service Company, Boston Inc., Great North- 
ern Steamship Company, The, Great Western Hide Corporation, 
Greenfield Pop Corn Company, Greenwich Inn Corporation, 
Grimshaw, Goodwin and Company, Inc., Guardian Safety 
Paper Co., Gunn Tool Company, Inc., The. 

H. A. Blackmer Company, H. B. Butler Co., H. C. Keene 
Company, Inc., H. C. Randall Company, H. D. Howard & 
Company, Inc., H. E. Pheeney & Company, Inc., H. G. Keeler 
Inc., H. G. Ley & Company, Inc., H. Kaufman Company, Inc., 
H. M. Johnson Company, H. P. Boynton, Inc., H. Porter Co., 
The, H. Richard MacRae Company, H. S. Dow, Inc., H. V. 
Greene Corporation, Hadley Scale Com.pany, Hailparn Bros. 
Import & Export Company, Hallett Heater Company, Inc., 
Halogen Products Company, Incorporated, Hampden County 
Apple Growers' Association, Hampshire Manufacturing Com- 
pany, Inc., Hampshire Wholesale Produce Company, Hampton 
Paper Company, The, Hanan Lamp Company, Handy Rubber 
Heel Company, The, Hanson and Parker Limited, Harris Shoe 
Co. Inc., Harrisonia Hotel Co. Inc., Harry Dangel Lithograph 
Mfg. Co. (1919), Harry E. Dillon, Inc., Harry Leshner, Inc., 
Harry's Curiosity Shop, Inc., Hartford Automotive Parts 
Company, Harvard Bulletin, Inc. (1907), Haverford Cycle 
Company of Boston, Haverhill Taxicab Co., Hayes-Fay Lab- 
oratories, Inc., Hayes Lunches Inc., Hay market Corporation, 
The, Hazelton-Rice-Bliss Corporation, Hazlett & Company 
Inc., Healy Hotel Company, Heath Grate Bar Co., Helliwell 
Garages Incorporated, Hemenway Realty Co., Henrici Washing 
Machine Company, Henry A. Dolan Company, Inc., Henry 
Cole & Company, Inc., Henry D. Temple Company, The, 
Henry F. Schaefer Co., Henry Jewett Players, Incorporated, 
The, Henry P. Dennen, Incorporated, Herald Printing and 
Publishing Company, Incorporated, Hi-Lo Jack Company, 
Hide-ite Leather Company, Higgins-Hayden Co., Hilliard & 
Tabor, Inc., Hilliard-McCormick Shoe Co., Hodgkins Engineer- 
ing Co., Holland Construction Company, The, Holland System 
Hull Company, Hollands Garage Inc., Hollis Pharmacy, Inc., 
Hollman's Luggage Shop, Inc., Holton-Abbott Manufacturing 
Company, Holyoke Public Market, Incorporated, Holyoke 
Telegram Publishing Company, The, Home Holders Associ- 
ation Incorporated, Homestead Lodging House Co., Honey 
Mead Laboratory Inc., Hood Farm Incorporated, Hopeville 
Manufacturing Company, Horseshoe Tire Co. of N. E., Hotel 
Venice Company, Hotel Woodcock Company, Houghton Heel 
and Leather Company, Hovey & Co. Inc., Howard Time Ap- 
pliance Co., Howes & Starr, Inc., Howes Mfg. Co., Hub Cone 
Company, The, Hub Forwarding Company, Inc., Hub Metal 



230 Acts, 1925. — Chap. 213. 

^?^*orations ^^^ Company, Hub Metal Spinning Inc., Hub Textile & Thread 

dissolved. Co. luc., Hudsou Bay Fur Company, Incorporated, Hudson 

Leather Goods Co., Humphrey & Oldfield Co., Inc., Hurley- 

Synan Auto Co., Hyde Park Current Events Club House 

Association, Hyde Park Furniture Co. 

Idyllic Music Company, Inc., II Pungolo Publishing Com- 
pany, Imperial Leather Company, Inc., Importer Publishing 
Company, Independent Talking Machine Company of New 
England, Indian Head Motors, Inc., Indian Head Shoe Com- 
pany, Indiana-Boston Truck Corporation, Industrial Engi- 
neering Corporation, Industrial Exchange & Ticket Agency, 
Incorporated, Industrial Furnace Corporation, Industrial Opto- 
metrical Service, Inc., Industrial Securities Company, In- 
structorscope, Inc., Insular Trading Company, Inc., Inter-City 
Cigar Company, Intercity Investment Corporation, Inter- 
national Fuel Service Corporation, International Steel Toy 
Company, Interstate Rubber Company, Ira Johnson Horse 
Company, The. 

J. & O. Auto Supply Company, J. Arthur Woodbury, In- 
corporated, J. C. Air Vest Company, J. E. Dube Co., J. E. Hill 
Corporation, J. E. Soper Co., J. F. Duby Company, J. F. 
Mosser Company, The, J. G. Drug & Extract Company, J. G. 
Turnbull Company, J. .J. Adrian Company, J. L. Walker Co., 
J. M. Tuttle Elixir Co., J. R. Goldsmith Shoe Co., J._ W. Emer- 
son Farrell Inc., Jackman Jameson Motor Co., Jamaica Plumb- 
ing & Heating Company, Jamaica Tanneries, Incorporated, 
Jamerson Clothes Shops, Inc., James E. Sutcliffe, Inc., James 
T. Wiseman Company, Japco Baking Company, John A. John- 
son, Incorporated, John E. Furnans Co., John H. Grant Roofing 
Co., John I. Taylor Co. Inc., John J. Doyle Construction Co. 
Inc., John L. Warner Company, John L. Whittaker, Inc., 
John R. Neal Company (1908), John Walker Machine Corn- 
pan}^, The, John Watts Company, Johnson Advertising Com- 
pany, Johnson Auto Body Distributing Corporation, Joseph 
C. Levenson Co., Joseph Gahm & Son Co., Joseph Stevens' 
Heirs; — Incorporated. 

Kane-Hyslop Innersole Company, Kantor's Mother Memorial 
Fund Incorporated, Keane Film Corporation, Keefe Auto 
Supply Company, Keller Manufacturing Company, Kelmore 
Construction Co., Kescot Manufacturing Company, Killdeer 
Development Company, Kilty Motor Company, Kimnel Amuse- 
ment Company, King Pressed Steel & Mfg. Co., Incorporated, 
Kingston Textile Company, Kinkead Mfg. Co., Kinsley & 
Blake, Inc., Knox Shoe Stores Co., Knox Street Garage Inc., 
Koerner Furniture Manufacturing Company, Korobk^n Phar- 
macy Co., Kristck Manufacturing Company, Kroll Company, 
The, Kudisch Bros. Company. 

L. A. Morgan Company, L. A. Thomas Company, L. & M. 
Greenberg Co., L. B. Dow, Inc., L. Promisel Co. Inc., L. R. 
Potter Co., LaBrecque Inc., La Chocolatlere, Inc., Lake Boon 
Boat Service, Inc., Langmaid-Norris-Platts Co., Lantagne 
Laboratory Incorporated, Lawrence Kosher Meat Co-operative 
Association, Lawrence Mattress Co. Inc., Leary Shoe Com- 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 213. 231 

pany, Ledder & Probst, Incorporated, Lederman-Wilde Com- ^^^.''tai^^.^^ 
paiiy, Leicester Polar Spring Company, Leonard Motor Co., diss^oTved°°^ 
Leonard Paper Goods Company, Leupold Apron Co., Lexington 
Automobile Co., Lexington Centre Garage Company, Liberty 
Cranberry Company, Liberty Feature Film Company, Inc., 
Liberty Masonic Association, Liberty Realty Co. Inc. (1918), 
Liberty Stores Inc., Lincoln, Henry & Co., Inc., Lindsey & Hall 
Co., Linwood Garage Company, Lippitt-Alfond Shoe Co., 
Lithuanian Dilgeles Cooperative Society, Inc., Little Folks 
Shop, Inc., The, Lo-D-Gre Sales Company, The, Locorgan 
Investments, Incorporated, Lombardi Machinery Co., Long- 
street-Chase, Incorporated, Loring B. Hall Company, Lor- 
raine Tanning Company, Louis C. Hoyle Company, Louis E. 
Crosscup Company, Louis M. Rose Co., Louisiana Lumber and 
Oil Co., Lowell Cement Products, Inc., Lowell Textile Com- 
pany, The, Luce Cream Company, Ludlam & Riggs, Incor- 
porated, Lufkin and Tarr Vessels Company, Lund and Stratton 
Incorporated, Lynn Flexsole Shoe Co., Lynn Grease Extracting 
Company, Lynn Leather Washer and Mat Company, Lynn 
Moccasin Company, Inc., Lynn Time-Switch Clock Company. 
M. A. Dame & Son Company, M. & D. Co., Inc., M. & S. 
Shellac Company, M. E. Rice Company, M. L. Day Inc., M. 
Lunder & Co. Inc., M. Raffe and Company, Inc., M. W. Ray 
Company, MacDonald Detective Bureau Inc., Mackie Brothers 
Company, Maclord Publishing Co., Macy Trading Corporation, 
Mador Construction Co., Mafreto Refrigerating Company, 
Magic Manufacturing Company, Magnet Taxi Co., The, Mai- 
den Realty Company, Maiden Telegram, Inc., The, Malkin's 
Motor Transportation Co., Inc., Manchester Amusement Com- 
pany, Mansur Co., Maple Ridge Farm, Inc., Marcella Chocolate 
Company, Marine Engineering Company, Marine Investments 
Company, Marine Trawling Co., The, Marlborough Market, 
Incorporated, Marshall & Crosby Company, INIarston's Gar- 
ment Shop, Incorporated, Mason Ice Company, Massachusetts 
Bottlers Exchange Inc., Massachusetts Cigar Co., Incorporated, 
Massachusetts Company, The, Massachusetts Digest Associates, 
Inc., Massachusetts Electric Fixture Company, Massachusetts 
Engineering Company, Massachusetts Finance Corporation, 
Massachusetts Industrial Plan, Inc., Massachusetts Plating Co., 
Massachusetts Press, Inc., Mathieu Construction Company, 
The, Maurice Auto Company, McEvoy & Slocomb, Inc., 
Mechanic Shoe Co., Melrose Manufacturing Company, Mer- 
chants' Protective Service, Inc., Merritt Manufacturing Co., 
Metropolitan Amusement Company, The, Metropolitan Brush 
Company, Metropolitan Realty Co., Inc., Mica Import Co., 
Miles & Company Inc., Milford Coal Company, Mills Tea and 
Butter Corporation, Mills Woven Cartridge Belt Company, 
Minot Paper Box Co., Minot Trawler Company, Mishel Leather 
Co., The, Miss Lee's School, Inc., Mitchell-Lucas Motor Com- 
pany, Mitchell's Confectionery Company, Modern Home 
Furniture Company, Modern Manufacturing Company, The, 
Mogin Manufacturing Co., Monarch Manufacturing Company, 
Monroe & Co., Inc., Monument National Canadien Francais 



232 Acts, 1925. — Chap. 213. 

Certain ^jg Holyokc, Mass. Iiic, Moore's Mail Order House Inc., 

dissolved. Morgan, Dahl, Hunt Company, Morris Shoe Company, Morris 

Tanning Co., Morton Realty Theatrical Corporation, The, 
Morton Theatrical Amusement Company, The, Moss Shoe Com- 
pany, Inc., Motor Specialties Company, Motordrome Company, 
The, Mount Holly Paper Mills, Inc., Mt. Tom Supply Com- 
pany, Murphy, Tyler Co., The, Musical Sales Corporation, 
Mutual Hotel Supply Co., Mutual Lunch Inc. 

N. & A. Despatch, Inc., N. E. T. Oil Co., N. Kirstein Com- 
pany, Nabhan Amusement Company, Inc., Nantucket Ship- 
building Company, Nasher Manufacturing Company, National 
Compound Co., Inc., National Exchanges, Inc. of N. E., National 
Food Products Company, The, National Grocery Company of 
Haverhill, The, National Kosher Wurst Co., National Pub- 
licity Company Inc., National System of Bakeries Company, 
Neck Market Company, Needham Trust Building Company, 
Inc., Nest, Inc., The, New Bedford Home Builders Corporation, 
New Bedford Pressed Stone Company, New Energy Appliance 
Company, New England Antique Shop Inc., New England Ap- 
praisal & Construction Co., New England Brass Foundry Com- 
pany, New England Co-operative Wholesale Association, The, 
New England Iron and Metal Company, New England Land- 
scape & Tree Preservation Co. Inc., The, New England Museum 
Company, Inc., New England Photo Engraving Co. Inc., New 
England Plumbing Supply Company, New England Sales 
Service, Inc., New England Secretarial School Inc., New Eng- 
land Sugar Supply Company (1915), New England System of 
Bakeries Inc., New England Texas Oil and Refining Syndicate 
Inc., The, New England Transfer Company, Inc., New Gen- 
eration Publishing Company, The, New Toy Company, The, 
New York and Guiana Company, New York-Springfield Dis- 
patch, Incorporated, Newbury port Fisheries Co., Newton 
Chemical Co., Newton Olympia Company, Nicholson & Cath- 
cart. Inc., Nickelodeon Amusement Company, Nickerson, Read 
Co., Nofalt Motor Products Company Incorporated, Nogobak 
Co., The, Norfolk Realty Company (1912), Norfolk Yarn Com- 
pany, North and South American Trade Ser\dce, Inc., North 
Leather Company, Norumbega Launch Company, The, Nor- 
wood Brass & Aluminum Co., Novelty Bag & Suit Case Com- 
pany, Novelty Transfer Co., Nyen Toy & Novelty Co. 

Oak Island Realty Company, Oakley Garage Company, 
Oasis Refreshment Company, O'Callaghan Company, Old 
Colony Cut Glass Corporation, Old Colony Garage, Inc., Oliver 
Oil Burner Sales Co., Optical Lens Manufacturing Company, 
Orient Vulcanizing Co., Osgood Chemical Company, OjSullivan 
Specialties Company, The, Outdoor Advertising Service Com- 
pany, Oxford Cash Market, Inc., Oxford Finance Company. 

P. A. Field Shoe Company, P & G Tool Company, The, 
P. Paul Plevack Company, Incorporated, Palmer and Spencer 
Motorbus Company, Incorporated, The, Palmer Foundry and 
Machine Company, Pan-Co Dental Mfg. Co., Paper Service 
Bureau, Inc., Paramount Dress Mfg. Co., The, Paramount Shoe 
Co., Park Bootery Incorporated, Park Spa Incorporated, 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 213. 233 

Parker Drug Company, Parnell Company, The, Pathescope Certain 
Company of New England, Pawtucket Amusement Co., Payne- diLdved*?"^ 
Mevis Company, Pearl Street Association, Pemberton Realty 
Company, Peninsula Rubber Company, Pentucket Motors 
Company, Pentucket Shoe Company, Peoples Home-Building 
Corporation, Peoples Restaurant, Inc., Pep-0 Manufacturing 
Company, Perkins-Carpenter Electric Supply Company, The, 
Perry, Ma.lcolm Co., Peruvian Cottons, Inc., Peter's Bakery 
Inc., Pfeiffer Manufacturing Company, Philip Nectow & Co., 
Inc., Phoenix Leather Co., Phoenix Rubber Co. Inc., Photocolor 
Corporation, Photoplay Record of New England, Inc., Pilgrim 
Coat Company, Pilgrim Garment Co., Inc., Pilgrim Upholster- 
ing Co. Inc., Pilgrim Varnish Company, Pine Knoll Farm, Inc., 
Pingree, Winans, Van Dusen, Inc., Pioneer Company, Pitt 
Soap Company, Incorporated, The, Pitts Radio Stores, Inc., 
Plymouth Hat Works, Pneuvac Company, Polish Market Co., 
Polish National Home Association Inc. of Worcester, Polish- 
Russian Grocery Co. of Newburyport, The, Polonia Finance and 
Realty Corporation, Poor's Rating Company, Portuguese Pub- 
lishing Company, Portuguese Wholesale Grocery Company, 
The, Positive Manufacturing Company, Postal Supply Com- 
pany, Inc., Powers Broadway Amusement Co., Powers Wool 
Company, Premier Manufacturing Company, Inc., Pressable 
Necktie Company, Pressure Economy Cooker Company, Print 
Shop, Incorporated, The, Progress Bakery System Inc., Progress 
Pictures Inc., Progressive Paper Box Company, Providence 
Electric Heating Corporation, Prudential Realty Company, 
Puritan Fibre Company, Inc., Puritan Motors Corporation, 
Puritan Phonograph Co. of New England. 

Quaker Shoe Co. Inc., Quality Flower Shop, Inc., Quality 
Textile Co., Quimby Shoe Co., Quincy Auto Company Incor- 
porated. 

R. & V. Knight Motors of Western New England, Inc., R. 
H. Mitchell Co., R. R. Ross, Inc., Radio Time Service Incor- 
porated, Radkay-Cantor Co., Inc., The, Raia Fruit Company 
Inc., Rainier New England Co., Inc., Real Estate Develop- 
ment Corporation, Red House School, Inc., Reid and Hughes 
Company, Reiss Printing & Label Company, Inc., Relay House 
Co., Reliable Shoe & Slipper Company, Renocluaf, Inc., Ret- 
nig Company, Rialto Shoe Co., Rice & Ilsley, Inc., Richardson 
and Ross, Inc., Richardson Manufacturing Company, River- 
bank Company, Rivett Lathe and Grinder Company, Robert 
Allen Company, Robert Groves, Inc., Rockwood Chemical 
Company, Roeder W^oolley Lunch Co., Rose Tea Company, 
Roshndale Realty Company, Rossetti Bros., Inc., Rourke- 
Martin Co., Routhier & Delisle Company, Royal Jobbing Co., 
Royal Theatres Company, Royston Paper Company, Rubber 
Materials Company, Russellite Co., Rynak Leather Company. 

S. & H. Co., S. H. Waldstein & Rowe Company, S. Lipsit 
Shoe Company, S. R. Knights & Co. Inc., S. S. Butter Company, 
The, Sacks Construction Co., Inc., Safe Auto Lock Company, 
Safety Medicine Cabinet Company, St. Lucie Products Co., 
Salem Theatre Inc., Samson Counter Company, Samuel Feld- 



234 Acts, 1925. — Chap. 213. 

Certain man Inc., Samuels Manifold Company, Satiiit Farm Co., Savage 

STvtd°"' Refrigerating Machine Co., Inc., Sawtelle Coal Company, 
Sawyer & Capper, Company, Apothecaries, Sawyer Company, 
Inc., The, Scaife Health Institute, Inc., Scanlon Leather Co. 
Inc., Schumaker Bros. Lumber Company, Scientific Novelty 
Corporation, Sea Pood Stores Company, Sears-Cook Corpora- 
tion, Seekay Service Stores Inc., Seggcrman Brothers Brokerage 
Company, Seidel Baking Co. Inc., Serbo- American Company, 
Inc., Seventh Avenue Garage, Inc., Shailer Realty Company, 
Shannon and Welch Co., Shannon & Welch, Inc., Shannon 
Bros. Company, Shawmut Distributing Corporation, Shawmut 
Furniture Company, Shawmut Steamship Company, Sherwin 
Wool Co., Ship Pond Cranberry Company, Shultz-Goodwin 
Company, Shute Realty and Investment Corporation, Silver 
Quarter Sales Company, Silverberg & Zanger Inc., Simon & 
Festinger Embroidery Company, Simpson Trucking Company, 
Inc., The, Skilton-Childs Co., Skinner Heel Company, Smith, 
Abbott & Company, Inc., Smith Standard Company, The, 
Smith & Leonard Construction Co., Inc., Smith & Neumann 
Amusement Company, Inc., Smith-Burkart Co. Inc., Snipatuit 
Cranberry Company, Sonora Railway Company, Limited, 
Southern Apartments, Inc., Spadola Motors Company, Inc., 
Spaulding-Herrmann Manufacturing Company, Incorporated, 
Spencer Shoe Manufacturing Company, Sportmox Company, 
The, Springfield Motor Corporation, The, Springfield Motor 
Mart Inc., Springfield Paper Stock Co. Inc., The, Springfield 
Silver Black Fox Company, Stackpole Oil Burner Manufacturing 
Co. Inc., Standard Pocahontas Coal Company, Standard Rim 
& Wheel Co., Standard Rubber Cement Company, Standard 
Sales Company, Standard Stamp Affixer Company, Star Sausage 
& Provision Co., Star Soap Manufacturing Co., Star Tire Sales 
Incorporated, State Radio Company, Sterling Hose Clamp Co. 
Inc., Stevens Soft Sole Shoe Co., Stewart Automobile Corpora- 
tion, Stewart, Skinner Co., Stockbridge Shoe Company, Stratton 
Motor Sales Co., Stroum Bros. & Son Company, Sturdi-Truck 
Company, The, Suburban Live Stock Company, Suffolk Clock 
Co., Suffolk Drug & Chemical Company, Suffolk Shoe & Leather 
Corporation, Sugarloaf Garage Company, Supreme Electric 
Hair Cutter Corporation, Sylvester Tower Company. 

T. H. Jones Shoe Company, Tanagra Studios, Inc., Templer 
Leather Company, Terminal Shoe Co., Texas Exploration and 
Leasing Company, Thacher & Co., Inc., Thatcher Corporation, 
The, Theo. H. Marks & Co., Inc., Thomas & Ross Company, 
Inc., Thomas L. Reynolds Company, Incorporated, Thomas- 
Pigeon Aeroplane Corporation, Thomas Walsh & Sons, Inc., 
Tolland Company, Towne Fuller Company, The, Traffic Truck 
Sales Corporation, Trenholm & Cronin Inc., Triangle Monu- 
ment Co., The, Trinity Radio Company, The, Trio Shoe Mfg. 
Co., Tuttle Tanning Company, Twentieth Century Building 
Corporation. 

U. S. F. Realty Co., U. S. Neckwear Co., Uchitel-Finestone 
Cap Co., Inc., The, Ullman Electric Company, The, Un-X-L 
'D Gas Distributors, Inc., Union Carpet Lining Company of 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 213. 235 

Massachusetts, The, Union Leather Company Incorporated, Certain 

TT • TTr 1 /"I TT • 1 4 • c /^ • TT • 1 » T". corporations 

Unis VVatcn Co., United Aircratt Corporation, United Art Box dissolved. 
Company, Incorporated, United Buyers Association, Inc., 
United Dress Manufacturing Company, United Grocers Wliole- 
sale Company of Maiden, United Hammer Co., United Leather 
Company, Inc., United Markets, Inc., United Oil Products Co., 
United States Exports Corporation, United States Upper 
Leather Tanning Company, United Wholesale and Retail Shoe 
Stores, Inc., Universal Investment Company, Universal Motor 
Company, Inc., Universal Radio Corporation, University Can 
Co., University Lunch Company, Uphill and Slee, Inc., Upton 
Manufacturing Company. 

V. S. Pond Company, V. S. Silk Leather Goods Company, 
Valeda Citrus Company, Inc., Vanity Hat Company, Inc., 
Velco Manufacturing Company, Incorporated, Venetian Art 
Lace and Embroidery Company, Inc., Venetian Beverage Com- 
pany, Inc., Venus Chocolate Co., Vermont Creamery Co., Ver- 
mont Milling Products Corporation, Vinal Motor Ser\dce, Inc., 
Vittum's Garage, Inc. 

W. A. Jefts Company, W. F. Haley Tanning Co., W. I. 
Cowlishaw, Inc., W. J. Marshall and Company, Inc., Wachusett 
Woolen Mills Company, Wage Earner Publishing Company, 
The, Walden-Stax Manufacturing Co., Waldorf Automatic 
Vending Machine Company, W'alker Self Service Shoe Stores, 
Inc., Wallace Auto Radioplione Mfg. Co., Walter P. Tulley, 
Inc., Waltham Cabinet Company, Waltham Watch Case Com- 
pany, Waning & Co., Inc., Wardwell, Goepper, McGoldrick, 
Inc., Ware-Pratt Company, Springfield, Warrington Drug Co. 
Inc., Washington Bag and Burlap Co., The, Washington Drug 
Company, Watertown Pressed Steel Company, Watiippa Ware- 
house Company, Fall River, Mass., Wayland Construction Com- 
pany, Webster's Garage, Inc., Welch Bros. Company, Welch's 
Inc., Weld Square Wholesale Grocery Company, Wells-Car- 
penter Corporation, The, West Roxbury Construction Co. Inc., 
West Springfield Street Garage, Inc., Westfield Hosiery Com- 
pany, Westminster Investment Company, Westwood Lodge Inc., 
Wharf Players of Provincetown Inc., "riie. Wheels Sales Com- 
pany, White & Gaffney, Incorporated, Wliite Auto Exchange, 
Incorporated, White, George & Co., Inc., Whitman Electric 
Manufacturing Company, The (1919), Wilfred B. Kay In- 
corporated, Willdns Storehouse Company, Wm. Bourne & Son 
Piano Company, William C. Jones Company, William C. Neilly 
Co., The, William E. Quinn Company, William F. Graul Com- 
pany, Inc., The, Wm. I. Mabie Company, Incorporated, William 
J. Mattson Corporation, William J. Nangle Machine Co., Wil- 
liam M. Flanders Company, William M. Horrigan Company, 
William N. Flynt Granite Company, Williams-Shor Company, 
Incorporated, Williamsburg Manufacturing Company, Willi- 
mansett Investment Corporation, The, Wilson & Murray, Inc., 
Winnisimmet Ship Yard, Inc. (1918), Wlnnisimmet Ship Yard, 
Inc. (1920), Witch City Electric Lamp Company, Woburn 
Theatre Corporation, Wolfe Tavern, Inc., Wollaston Theatre 
Company, Woodbury Seine Company, Worcester Abrasive 



236 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 213. 



Certain 

corporations 

dissolved. 



Company, Worcester Economy Stores Company, Worcester 
Electric Tool Corporation, Worcester Engineering Company, 
Inc., Worcester Metal Goods Company, Worcester Motors 
Corporation, Worcester Silver Black Fox Co., Workers Co- 
operative Union of Dorchester, Inc., World Tire Jobbers In- 
corporated, Woronoco Construction Company, Worrick Inn 
Company, Worthy Inn, Inc., Wright Manufacturing Company. 

X-Cel Lamp Works, Incorporated. 

Yared Company Inc., York Amusement Company, York 
Shoe Co., Inc. 

Zest Chocolates Co. 



Dissolution of 
certain public 
service cor- 
porations. 



Public Service Corporation.s. 

Boston Electric Light Company. 

Concord, Maynard and Hudson Street Railway Company, 
The. 

East Boston Gas Company. 

Liberty Water Co. Inc., The. 

Newton and Watertown Gas Light Company, Norwood, 
Canton and Sharon Street Railway Company, The. 

Sagamore Electric Company. 



Dissolution of 
certain chari- 
table and other 
corporations. 



Charitable and Other Corporations. 

Acushnet Hand Engine Association, The. 

Alumni Mutual Fund of Boston University School of Theol- 
ogy, The. 

Boston Society for Medical Improvement. 

Children's Heart Hospital, Inc. 

Dedham Cottage Hospital. 

Fellowship House (Incorporated), Franklin Playground and 
Garden Association. 

Hibernian Building Association of Woburn, Massachusetts, 
Holden Visiting Nurse Association, Incorporated, The. 

Maiden War-Chest Association, Incorporated, Melrose War 
Fund Association, Inc. 

New Bedford Hebrew Ladies' Aid Society, The. 

"Soldiers and Sailors Association of Peabody" Veterans of 
the World War Inc. 

Twombly House, Inc., The. 

Volunteer Children's Home, Inc. 



Pending suits 
not affected, 
etc. 



Proceedings in 
suits upon 
choses in 



Section 2. Nothing in this act shall be construed to affect 
any suit now pending by or against any corporation mentioned 
herein, or any suit now pending or hereafter brought for any 
liability now existing against the stockholders or officers of any 
such corporation, or to revive any charter previously aimulled 
or any corporation previously dissolved, or to make valid any 
defective organization of any of the supposed corporations 
mentioned herein. 

Section 3. Suits upon choses in action arising out of con- 
tracts sold or assigned by any corporation dissolved by this act 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 214, 215. ^37 

may be brought or prosecuted in the name of the purchaser or action, how 
assignee. The fact of sale or assignment and of purchase by the '"■^^eht- etc. 
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 the 
corporation, had it not been dissolved by this act. 

Section 4. Nothing in this act shall be construed to relieve No relief from 
the last person who was the treasurer or assistant treasurer, or, fii^i'tax^return 
in their absence or incapacity, who was any other principal etc. 
officer, of each of the corporations named in this act, from the 
obligation to make a tax return as of April first following the 
date of dissolution and swear to the same as required by section 
thirty-five of chapter sixty-three of the General Laws. The tax 
liability of each of the corporations named in this act shall be 
determined in accordance with the existing laws of this com- 
monwealth. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect as of March thirty- Effective date. 
first in the current year. Approved April 3, 1925. 

An Act authokizing the central trust company to hold Chav.2\^ 

ADDITIONAL REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Central Trust Company, a trust company Central Trust 
organized under the laws of this commonwealth and having its hoi™ additional 
usual place of business in the city of Cambridge, subject other- real estate in 
wise to the provisions of section forty-one of chapter one hun- bridge. ^^' 
dred and seventy-two of the General Laws, as amended by 
chapter three hundred and twenty-one of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-two, and to the approval of the commis- 
sioner of banks, may invest in real estate in said city suitable 
for and to be used in whole or in part for the transaction of its 
business to an amount, including the cost of alterations and 
additions in the nature of permanent fixtures, not exceeding, 
directly or indirectly, five hundred thousand dollars, in addition 
to the amount permitted to said trust company by said section 
forty-one, amended as aforesaid, but in no event exceeding seven 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars in the aggregate. 

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

Approved April 3, 1925, 

An Act relative to the method of reporting certain dis- Chap.215 

EASES DANGEROUS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and twelve of chapter one hundred and G. i- ni, § 112, 
eleven of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding at 
the end thereof the following : — The provisions of this section Method of 
and of sections one hundred and nine and one hundred and tafn diseaseT 
eleven shall not apply to gonorrhea and syphilis, the same dangerous to 
having been declared to be diseases dangerous to the public ^" 
health. Said diseases shall be reported to local boards of 



238 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 216, 217. 



health, either directly or through the department, in accordance 
with such special rules and regulations as the department may 
make, having due regard for the best interest of the public. 

Approved April S, 1925. 



Chap.21G An Act relative to the sale of certain tickets issued 

BY RAILROAD CORPORATIONS. 



G.L. 160, new 
section after 
§ 198. 

Sale of certain 
tickets issued 
by raili-oad 
corporations. 



Penalty. 



G. L. 235. § 17, 
ameuded. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and sixty of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after section one hundred and ninety- 
eight the following new section: — Section 198 A. Whoever, 
except a person authorized so to do by the railroad corporation 
issuing the same, or a bona fide passenger in actual transit, sells 
or offers for sale any railroad ticket or portion of such a ticket 
entitling the holder or any specified person or persons to pas- 
sage wholly within the commonwealth on any railroad passenger 
train or trains, such ticket or portion of a ticket having been 
put out by the railroad corporation issuing the same at a price 
less than the rate of a full one way fare for such passage imder 
the tariff provisions then in force, shall be punished by a fine of 
not more than one hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not 
more than one month, or both. Approved April 3, 1925. 

Chap. 217 An Act relative to executions in civil actions. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section seventeen of chapter two hundred and 
thirty-five of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting 
before the v/ord "Alias" in the fourth line the words: — Sub- 
ject to section twenty of chapter two hundred and sixty, — 
and by strildng out all after the word "law" in the sixth line 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — All executions 
shall be returned to the court issuing them within ten days after 
their satisfaction or discharge. If any execution is returned for 
any reason to the court issuing the same unsatisfied in whole or 
in part, the court may, subject to the provisions of this section, 
order the issue of a new execution for the amount then remain- 
ing due, — so as to read as follows: — Section 17. An original 
execution shall not issue after the expiration of one year after 
the party is first entitled to take it out; and an alias or other 
successive execution shall not issue after the expiration of five 
years from the return day of that which preceded it. Subject 
to section twenty of chapter two hundred and sixty, alias or 
successive executions shall be of full force and effect for five 
years from the date thereof unless satisfied in whole or dis- 
charged by law. All executions shall be returned to the court 
issuing them within ten days after their satisfaction or discharge. 
If any execution is returned for any reason to the court issuing 
the same unsatisfied in whole or in part, the court may, subject 
to the provisions of this section, order the issue of a new execu- 
tion for the amount then remaining due. 



Time of issue of 
executions in 
civil actions. 



Alias or 
successive 
executions, how 
long effective. 



Roturn of 
executions. 

Issue of new 
execution for 
atuo\int remain- 
ing due, etc. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 217. 239 

Section 2. Said chapter two hundred and thirty-five is g. l. 235, § 23, 
hereby further amended by striking out section twenty-three amended. 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — -Section 23. Return of 
Original executions issuing on judgments against executors, ex^cuUona. 
administrators, trustees and other fiduciary officers in their 
representative capacity, including any such original execution 
running against two or more parties, any one or more of whom 
are fiduciary officers as aforesaid in their representative capacity, 
or against sheriffs under section ten of chapter thirty-seven, or 
on special judgments entered under section twenty-four, shall 
be made returnable within sixty days after the date of the 
execution. In all other cases, original executions shall be 
made returnable within twenty years after the date of the 
judgment. 

Section 3. Section forty -seven of chapter two hundred ^j^^^Jg^' ^ *'^' 
and thirty-six of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking 
out, in the seventh line, the words "return day of the execu- 
tion" and inserting in place thereof the words: — recording of 
the execution and return in the registry of deeds, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section J{7 . If an execution is levied on land or Levy of cxccu- 
rights the record title to which fraudulently stands in the name framtuientiy 
of a person other than the debtor and such other person is in held is void 

^. ,.. -11 11 iiii'T 1 unless action 

possession clamimg title thereto, the levy shall be void unless for poss&ssion 
the judgment creditor to whom the land is set off or the pur- ^ithi^'one'^^'^ 
chaser at the sale or a person lawfully claiming under either of year, etc. 
them commences his action to recover possession thereof within 
one year after the recording of the execution and return in the 
registry of deeds; and such land or rights so set off or sold may Redemption 
be redeemed by the defendant in said action or by any person b^v defendant, 
lawfully claiming under him, within three months from the 
date of the judgment recovered in said action for possession, in 
the manner and according to the terms and conditions provided 
in section thirty-three upon payment of the costs of such action 
for possession. 

Section 4. Section forty-five of chapter two hundred and ^^nJed ^ *^' 
forty-six of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word "writ" in the ninth line the words: — may be 
sued out at any time after thirty days from the date of judgment 
and, — • so as to read as follows : — Section 1^5. If a person Scire facias 
adjudged a trustee does not, upon demand, pay over to the ^j^tee^'^"^^* 
officer goods, effects or credits sufficient to satisfy the execution 
and if the execution is not otherwise satisfied, the plaintiff may 
sue out from the court where the judgment was rendered a writ 
of scire facias against him or all, or a separate writ against each, 
of the trustees, to show cause why judgment and execution 
should not be awarded against them or him and their or his 
own goods and estate for the amount remaining unsatisfied on 
the judgment against the defendant. Such writ may be sued ^ed"out^^^^ 
out at any time after thirty days from the date of judgment and 
may be issued by the court where the judgment was rendered, Jo'^j]^®,^^ ^^^^ 
although the amount of the debt and costs therein exceeds it§ 
jurisdiction. 



240 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 218, 219. 



Effective date, 
etc. 



Section 5. This act shall take effect on October first, nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-five, but shall not apply to executions 
issued on judgments rendered prior thereto, which executions 
shall remain subject to the provisions of law in effect immedi- 
ately prior to said date. Approved April 3, 1925. 



Chap. 218 ^'^N Act authorizing the town of Dartmouth to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Town of 
Dartmouth 
may borrow 
money for 
school purposes. 



Dartmouth 
School Loan, 
Act of 1925. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a school building 
and originally equipping and furnishing said building, the town 
of Dartmouth may borrow from time to time, within a period 
of five years from the passage of this act, such sums as may be 
necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, one hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Dartmouth School 
Loan, Act of 1925. Each authorized issue shall constitute a 
separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than 
fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall be authorized 
under this act unless a sum equal to an amount not less than 
ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted for the same pur- 
pose to be raised in the tax levy of the year when authorized. 
Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the 
statutory limit, but shall, except as herein provided, be subject 
to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the pro- 
viso inserted in section seven of said chapter by chapter three 
hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three. 

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

Approved April 6, 1925. 



Chap. 219 An Act relative to the use of buildings and premises, the 

HEIGHT AND BULK OF BUILDINGS AND THE OCCUPANCY OF LOTS 
IN SPECIFIED DISTRICTS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L Section one of chapter four hundred and eighty- 
eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four is hereby 
amended by inserting at the end of the fifth paragraph, entitled 
"Lot" the following new sentence: — Two or more buildings 
other than accessory buildings upon a single parcel of land 
shall be deemed to occupy separate lots, — so that said para- 
graph will read as follows : — Lot : Land occupied or to be 
occupied by a building and its accessory buildings, and, including 
the open spaces required under this act. Two or more buildings 
other than accessory buildings upon a single parcel of land shall 
be deemed to occupy separate lots. 

Section 2. Said section one of said chapter four hundred 
and eighty-eight is hereby further amended by inserting at the 
end of the eighth paragraph, entitled " Yard, Rear", the follow- 
ing new sentence: — Where said lines are not parallel the mean 
depth of the rear yard shall be considered its minimum depth, 



1924, 488, § 1, 
par. fifth, 
amended 



Boston zoning 
law so-called. 



'Lot" defined. 



1924, 488, § 1, 
par. eighth, 
amended. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 219. 241 

provaded that at no point shall its depth thereby be reduced to 
less than twelve feet, — so that said paragraph will read as fol- 
lows: — Yard, Rear: An open, unoccupied space on the same lot "Yard, Rear" 
with a building and between the extreme rear line of said build- ^^"®^- 
ing and the rear line of the lot. Where said lines are not parallel 
the mean depth of the rear yard shall be considered its minimum 
depth, provided that at no point shall its depth thereby be re- 
duced to less than twelve feet. 

Section 3. Section three of said chapter four hundred and ^^^*'i^^' ,^ ^/ , 
eighty-eight is hereby amended by striking out clause (a) of amended. ' 
paragraph (8) and inserting in place thereof the following : — 
(a) A garage, except garage space for not more than two auto- Garages in 
mobiles, of which not more than one may be a commercial auto- d^trrcte^'^^""^ 
mobile, licensed as provided in paragraph (9). 

Section 4. Section four of said chapter four hundred and i924, 48S §4, 
eighty-eight is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"physicians'" in the sixteenth line the words: — or dentists', — 
so that the last paragraph will read as follows : — ■ In a general Physicians' or 
residence district the building commissioner may grant a permit offices in 
for physicians' or dentists' offices, pro\dded the building or use residence 
is not detrimental or injurious to the residential character of districts. 
the neighborhood. Proviso. 

Section 5. Paragraph (22) of section six of said chapter 1924, 488, § 6, 
four hundred and eighty-eight is hereby amended by striking amended 
out, in the second line of said paragraph, the word " two " and 
inserting in place thereof the word: — five, — so as to read as 
follows: — (22) Petroleum or other inflammable liquids: storage storage of 
in excess of five thousand gallons or manufacture of any of its Ifq^uid's^n'^^® 

by-products; general business 

Section 6. The last paragraph of section ten of said chapter i924"488' 5 10 
four hundred and eighty-eight is hereby amended by inserting last par.! 
after the word "lot" in the first line the words: — , whether '"°^" 
occupied by a building erected prior to June fifth, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-four or not, — so that said paragraph will 
read as follows : — No lot, whether occupied by a building Reduction of 
erected prior to June fifth, nineteen himdred and twenty-four '°*''- 
or not, shall be so reduced that the yards, courts or other open 
spaces shall be smaller than prescribed by this act. No yard, ^^*'p''^*'''° "^ 
court or other open space shall at any time be counted as re- 
quired open space for more than one building. 

Section 7. Section thirteen of said chapter four hundred a^gnd^i ^ ^^' 
and eighty-eight is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 
twenty-five to thirty, inclusive, the words " Between the lines Certain pro- 
of streets intersecting at an angle of less than one hundred and ^t!^ack1n° 
thirty -five degrees and a line joining points on such lines ten certain districts 
feet distant from their point of intersection no building or ®*"'''^®" °"*- 
structure may be erected and no vegetation may be maintained 
above a height three and one half feet above the plane through 
their curb grades." 

Section 8. Section fourteen of said chapter four hundred 1^24, 488 § 14. 
and eighty-eight is hereby amended by striking out, in lines ten 
to fifteen, inclusive, the words "Set-back: Between the lines of Provisions as 
streets intersecting at an angle of less than one hundred and eighty-foot' 



242 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 219. 



districts 
stricken out. 



1924, 488, § 16, 
par. (9), 
amended. 



Dwelling yards 
higher in level, 
etc., regulated. 



No yard 
required, when. 

1024, 488, § 17, 
par. second, 
amended. 



District 
boundary lines 
dividing a lot, 
etc. 



1924, 488, § 19, 
par. third, 
amended. 



Board of 
appeal may 
vary 

application of 
act in certain 
cases. 



May adopt 
certain rules. 

1924, 488, § 20, 

par. second, 

amended. 

Board of 

zoning 

adjustment, 

quorum. 



Adjournment 
by less than 
majority. 



thirty-five degrees and a line joining points on such lines five 
feet distant from their point of intersection no building or 
structure may be erected and no vegetation may be maintained 
above a height three and one half feet above the plane through 
their cm'b grades." 

Section 9. Section sixteen of said chapter four hundred and 
eighty-eight is hereby amended by inserting at the end of para- 
graph (9) the following new sentence : — No yard is required 
for one story buildings other than dwellings, — so that said 
paragraph will read as follows: — (9) No part of a yard required 
for a dwelling shall be higher in level above the floor of the first 
dwelling story than one foot for each two feet of distance from 
the building or for other buildings a similar distance above the 
second story floor. No yard is required for one story buildings 
other than dwellings. 

Section 10. The second paragraph of section seventeen of 
said chapter four hundred and eighty-eight is hereby amended 
by strildng out, in the second and third lines of said paragraph, 
the words "a building or use authorized on" and inserting in 
place thereof the words : — the provisions of this act govern- 
ing, — so as to read as follows : — Where the boundary line of 
a district divides a lot in a single or joint ownership at the time 
such district is established, the provisions of this act governing 
the less restricted portion of such lot may extend to the entire 
lot but in no case for a distance of more than thirty feet. 

Section 11. The third paragraph of section nineteen of said 
chapter four hundred and eighty-eight is hereby amended by 
adding at the end thereof the following new sentence : — The 
board may adopt rules, not inconsistent with the provisions of 
this act, governing notice and procedure, — so as to read as 
follows : — The board of appeal may vary the application of 
this act in specific cases wherein its enforcement would involve 
practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship and wherein desir- 
able relief may be granted without substantially derogating 
from the intent and purpose of this act, but not otherwise. No 
such variance shall be authorized except by the unanimous de- 
cision of the entire membership of the board, rendered upon a 
written petition addressed to the board and after public hearing 
thereon, of which notice shall be mailed to the petitioner and 
to the owners of all property deemed by the board to be affected 
thereby as they appear in the most recent local tax list and also 
advertised in a daily newspaper published in the city of Boston. 
The board may adopt rules, not inconsistent with the provisions 
of this act, governing notice and procedure. 

Section 12. The second paragraph of section twenty of 
said chapter four hundred and eighty-eight is hereby jtmended 
by adding at the end thereof the following: — A majority of the 
board shall constitute a quorum for all public hearings and for 
all acts of the board, except that decisions changing the bound- 
aries of districts on the zoning map shall be deemed to comply 
with this section only in case the written record of such de- 
cision is signed by not less than four fifths of the members of 
the board qualified to act. If less than a majority of the board 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 220. 243 

is present at any public hearing or at any executive session, the 
members actually present may adjourn the same by proclama- 
tion to such time and place as they deem advisable, and further 
notice thereof shall not be necessary. The board may adopt pg^uif^puieg 
rules, not inconsistent with the provisions of this act, governing 
notice and procedure. 

Section 13. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 6, 1925. 

An Act relative to the removal, suspension or other (JJidj) 220 

CHANGE IN STATUS OF VETERANS IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-six of chapter thirty-one of the g.l. 3i,§26, 
General Laws, as amended by chapter one hundred and eighty- ^^'^' ^^^^'^ ® " 
one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby 
repealed. 

Section 2. Section forty-two A of said chapter thirty-one, g.l.si, §42A, 
inserted therein by section one of chapter two hundred and ^ -^^^ 
forty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is 
hereby amended by striking out in the first and second lines the 
words "Except as provided in section twenty-six, every" and 
inserting in place thereof the word : — Every, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 4^ A. Every police officer holding an Certain police 
office classified under the civil service rules, in any city except efvfflervict''^ 
Boston or in any town, whether for a definite or stated term or ruies; duration 
otherwise, shall hold sucli office continuously during good be- removal, 
havior and shall not be removed nor, except as otherwise pro- transfer °e"t'c. 
vided herein, be suspended or, without his consent, be trans- 
ferred from such office, nor shall he be lowered in rank or com- 
pensation, nor shall his office be abolished, except after a full 
hearing of which he shall have at least seventy-two hours' writ- 
ten notice, with a statement of the reasons for the contemplated 
removal, suspension, transfer, lowering in rank or compensation, 
or abolition of office, and except upon a written order stating 
fully and specifically the causes therefor made after a hearing 
as aforesaid and signed by the board or officer before whom 
the hearing is held. Such a police officer may, however, be Temporary 
temporarily suspended without such notice when necessary as ^"'*p'^"'"''°- 
a matter of police discipline, but only for just cause and for rea- 
sons specifically given him in writing within twenty-four hours 
after such suspension. If within three days thereafter the 
police officer so suspended shall so reciuest in writing he shall 
be given a public hearing in not less than three nor more than 
fourteen days after the filing of the request. Any hearing under Hearings, 
this section shall, if the police officer so requests in writing, be pubiit*,°where 
public and shall be held before the officer or board having power to be held, etc 
of appointment and removal. Any such hearing may be con- 
tinued from time to time, if said board or officer and the police 
officer concerned agree thereto. At any such hearing charges charges, by 
shall be made by the officer in command of the department or ^1^^"^ ^°^^^ 
of the district where the police officer is on duty or by any 
person designated by the official in command of the depart- 



244 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 220. 



Notice of 
decision. 

Copy of 
reasons, notice, 
etc., to be public 
record. 

G.L. 31, §45, 
amended. 

Court review 
of action of 
officer or board 
removing, etc., 
certsiin persons 
under civil 
service. 



Court decision 
to be final, etc. 

G.L. 31, §46, 
amended. 



Removal, etc., 
of officers or 
employees of 
certain prisons, 
notice, copy of 
reasons, etc. 



Hearing before 
commissioner of 
correction. 



Commissioner 
to certify his 
finding, etc. 



Right of judicial 
review. 



ment, and the police officer concerned shall be allowed to answer 
the charges preferred against him, either personally or by 
counsel. Said police officer shall be notified in writing, within 
three days after the hearing, of the decision at such hearing. 
A copy of the reasons, notice and answers and of the order of 
removal, suspension, transfer, lowering in rank or compensation, 
or abolition of office shall be made a matter of public record. 

Section 3. Said chapter thirty-one is hereby further 
amended by striking out section forty-five and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 4^. Within thirty days after 
the hearing provided for in section forty-three or after action 
under section forty-six, the person so removed, transferred or 
lowered in rank or compensation, or suspended, or whose office 
or position is abolished, except members of the police depart- 
ment of Boston, the police of the metropolitan district commis- 
sion and the state police, may bring a petition in the district 
court of the judicial district where such person resides, addressed 
to the justice of the court, praying that the action of the officer 
or board may be reviewed by the court, and after such notice to 
such officer or board as the court deems necessary, it shall re- 
view such action, hear the witnesses, and shall affirm the de- 
cision of the officer or board unless it shall appear that it was 
made without proper cause or in bad faith, in which case said 
decision shall be reversed and the petitioner be reinstated in his 
office without loss of compensation. The decision of the court 
shall be final and conclusive upon the parties. 

Section 4. Section forty-six of said chapter thirty-one is 
hereby amended by striking out in the first line the words " Ex- 
cept as provided in section twenty-six, an", and inserting in 
place thereof the word : — An, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 4&- An officer or employee of the state prison, of the 
reformatory for women, of the prison camp and hospital, or of 
the Massachusetts reformatory, sought to be removed, sus- 
pended, lowered in rank or compensation, or transferred, shall 
be notified of the proposed action, and shall be furnished a 
copy of the reasons therefor as required by section forty-three, 
and shall, if he so requests in writing, be given a hearing before 
the commissioner of correction, and be allowed to answer any 
charges preferred against him, either personally or by counsel. 
Said commissioner, after hearing the officer preferring the 
charges, and the officer or employee in question, together with 
such witnesses as either of the parties may produce, shall deter- 
mine whether or not the reasons for such proposed removal, 
suspension, lowering in rank or compensation, or transfer, are 
just and sufficient, and shall certify his finding to the head of 
the institution in which such officer or employee is employed, 
who shall, if the reasons given have been sustained by the 
finding, forthwith remove from office or employment, suspend, 
lower in rank or compensation, or transfer the officer or em- 
ployee in question, subject to the right of judicial review pro- 
vided by the preceding section. If said commissioner finds 
that such reasons r.re not just and sufficient, the head of the 
institution in which the officer or employee is employed shall 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 221, 222. 245 

continue him in service or, if he has temporarily been sus- 
pended, shall forthwith restore him to duty or to his original 
rank or compensation, as the case may be. A copy of the Copy of 
reasons, notice, answer, finding, and order of removal, sus- etc^°fifing°*"^®' 
pension, lowering in rank or compensation, or transfer, shall, public record, 
in each case, be filed in the office of the division and made a "^ "^^ 
matter of public record. Approved April 6, 1925. 

An Act to provide for a representative of owners of (Jhn^ 221 

BUILDINGS ON THE BOARD OF ELEVATOR REGULATIONS. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eleven of chapter twenty-two of the General Laws is g. l. 22. § 11, 
hereby amended by striking out, in the sixth line, the word amended. 
"and" and inserting in place thereof a comma and by inserting 
after the word "constructor" in the seventh line the words: — 
and a representative of owners of buildings, — ■ so as to read as 
follows: — Section 11. The commissioner shall, as occasion re- Board of 
quires, appoint a board of elevator regulations, consisting of regulations, 
the chief of inspections as chairman, a consulting engineer, the appointment, 
building commissioner of Boston, an inspector of buildings of etc. 
some city other than Boston, a representative of a liability 
insurance company licensed to write elevator insurance in the 
commonwealth, a representative of elevator manufacturers, an 
experienced elevator constructor and a representative of owners Representative 
of buildings. The members of said board shall serve without buUdinga"^ 
compensation, but their necessary expenses shall be paid by the 
department. Such clerical and other assistants as may be 
required by the board shall be assigned to it by the commis- 
sioner. Approved April 6, 1925. 



Chap.222 



An Act relative to the borrowing of money by county 
commissioners for county industrial farms. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and twenty-six of the General Laws is g. l. 126, § 38, 
hereby amended by striking out section thirty-eight and in- "^'^^'^'^'i- 
serting in place thereof the following: — Section 38. To meet County 
the expense of acquiring land in fee under section thirty-five or m"y"bo?row^" 
for constructing buildings under section thirty-six, the county "^oney for 
commissioners may borrow from time to time, upon the credit industrial 
of the county, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding ''^^^^' 
in the aggregate in any one year the sum of ten thousand 
dollars, and may issue bonds or notes of the county therefor, 
which shall be payable in not more than five years from their 
respective dates. To meet the expense of maintaining indus- 
trial farms as authorized under sections thirty-five, thirty-six 
and thirty-seven, said commissioners may borrow from time to 
time, upon the credit of the county, such sums as may be neces- 
sary, and may issue notes of the county therefor, which shall be 
payable in not more than one year from their respective dates. 
Bonds or notes issued under authority of this section shall bear 
on their face the words. County of Industrial Farm 



246 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 223, 224. 



County of 

Indastrial 
Farm Loan, 
General Laws, 
Chapter 120. 

Sale of bonds 
or notes. 



Loan, General I^aws, Chapter 126, — and, except as herein 
provided, shall be subject to chapter thirty-five. Such bonds 
or notes shall be signed by the treasurer of the county and 
countersigned by a majority of the county commissioners. 
Said bonds or notes, if payable in not more than one year, may 
be sold at a discount, such discount to be treated as interest 
paid in advance, but, if payable in more than one year, shall 
not be sold for less than their par value. The county may sell 
the said securities at public or private sale and the proceeds 
shall be used only for such of the aforesaid purposes as are speci- 
fied in the vote authorizing the loan. 

Approved April 6, 1925. 



Chap. 223 ^^ ^^'^ relative to the taxation of dividends on shares 

OF CERTAIN PARTNERSHIPS, ASSOCIATIONS AND TRUSTS HAVING 
TRANSFERABLE SHARES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Paragraph First of subsection (c) of section one of chapter 
sixty-two of the General Laws is hereb}^ amended by inserting 
after the word "under" in the fifth line of said paragraph the 
words: — sections thirty-two to thirty-eight, inclusive, and, — 
so that said paragraph will read as follows : — First, Partner- 
ships, associations or trusts, which file with the commissioner 
the agreement hereinafter provided for, and the property 
of which consists exclusively of one or more of the follow- 
ing specified kinds of property, to wit: real estate wherever 
situated and supplies therefor and receipts therefrom; stocks 
of corporations taxable under sections thirty-two to thirty- 
eight, inclusive, and section fifty-eight of chapter sixty-three, 
bonds, notes, loans secured by mortgage of real estate, and 
certificates of indebtedness, the income of which is exempt from 
taxation under this section; property the income of which, 
if any, would be taxable under this section if owned by an 
inhabitant of the commonwealth; shares in partnerships, asso- 
ciations or trusts, dividends on which are exempt from taxation 
under this section. Approved April 6, 1925. 



G. L. 62, §1, 
subsect. (c), 
par. First, 
amended. 



Certain 
exceptions as 
to taxation of 
dividends on 
shares of 
certain part- 
nerships, etc., 
having 
transferable 
shares. 



Chap 



224 An Act authorizing the city of Gloucester to construct 

AND operate a SYSTEM OF SEWERAGE AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL 
AND TO BORROW OUTSIDE THE STATUTORY LIMIT OF INDEBT- 
EDNESS THEREFOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
^j*^°^*„ Section 1. The city of Gloucester, through its board of 

Gloucester may i • i i ii i n i i i • 

construct and scweragc survcy which shall riave all the powers and duties now 
oFsewerage and Or hereafter vested by general law in sewer commissioners, may 
sewage disposal, jg^y Q^^^ coustruct, maintain and operate a system or systems of 
main drains and common sewers for a part or the whole of its 
territory, with such connections and other works as may be 
required for a system of sewage disposal, and as may be neces- 
sary for the proper and convenient discharge of the sewage of 
said city at some point in Gloucester harbor or waters adjacent 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 224. 247 

thereto, and, for the purpose of providing better surface or May improve 
other drainatre, may make, lay and maintain such drains as it surface, etc., 

o 1 f J • 1 1 drainage. 

deems best, buch system or systems may mclude one or more system, etc., 
pumping stations, one or more trunk sewers, outfall sewers, "ncfuJe^^ 
and other works essential to the proper treatment of such sew- 
age, and shall be substantially in accordance with the recom- xobein 
mendations and the plans contained in the report of the depart- accordance 

c 1 1- 1 1 1 1 • 1 1 1 !• • With rerom- 

ment or public health and said board ot sewerage survey, acting mendations 
jointly, made to the general court under the provisions of certanfreport 
chapter thirteen of the resolves of nineteen hundred and twenty- ™ade to general 
four and printed as senate document number one hundred and 
twenty-two of the current year. Said city may, within its May make 
limits, make and maintain sub-drains and, with the approval sub-dralnsretc. 
of said department of public health, may discharge the water 
into any brook, stream, or water course within its limits. 

Section 2. Said city may make and maintain within its May make and 
limits in any way where main drains or common sewers are con- ^^,*nectTng 
structed such connecting drains, under-drains and sewers within drains, etc. 
the limits of such way as may be necessary to connect any 
estate which abuts upon such way. 

Section 3. Said city may, by its board of sewerage sur- May take lands, 
vey, take by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine of ^^^<ter rights, 
the General Laws, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, any 
lands, water rights, rights of way or casements, public or private, 
in said city, necessary for accomplishing any purpose mentioned 
in this act, and may construct such main drains and sewers May construct 
under or over any bridge, railroad, railway, boulevard or other '"-''J" drains 

»*" 1 * 1 -t ■ A "'•i I I unci s6wGrs, etc. 

public way, or withm the location ot any railroad, and may enter 
upon and dig up any private land, public way or railroad loca- 
tion, for the purpose of laying such drains and sewers and of 
maintaining and repairing the same, and may do any other 
thing proper or necessary for the purposes of this act; provided. Proviso, 
that it shall not take in fee any land of a railroad corporation, 
and that it shall not enter upon or construct any drain or 
sewer 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 to agree, as may be approved 
by the department of public utilities. Said city shall, in Work done, 
respect to all work done and structures built in tide water be- water"beiow 
low high-water mark under authority of this act, be subject ^ar^^^''*" 
to the provisions of chapter ninety-one of the General Laws, so regulated. 
far as the same are applicable. 

Section 4. Any person injured in his property by any Recovery of 
action of said city or of its municipal council or board of sewer- city.*^^^^ ^°^ 
age survey under this act may recover damages from said city 
under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws. 

Section 5. No work shall be done or liability incurred dep^tmin^t^of 
under the authority of this act except for investigations relating public health of 
thereto until plans thereof have been approved by the depart- ^'^"^" 
ment of public health. Such approval shall not be given until P^bhc hearing. 
after a public hearing by said department, notice of the time 
and place of which shall be published in such newspaper or 
newspapers and at such time or times as said department may 



248 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 224. 



Limitation of 
work to be 
done or 
liability 
incurred. 



Determination 
of propoition 
of cost city 
shall pay. 
Pro\'iso. 

Payment of 
remaining 
portion of 
cost. 



City may 
borrow 
money, etc. 



Gloucester 
Sewerage 
Loan, Act of 
1925. 



Application of 
receipts from 
sower 

assessments, 
etc. 



Board of 

sewerage 
survey may 
appoint, etc., 
a clerk, a 
superintendent 
of sewers, etc. 

Contracts by 
board of 
sewerage 
survey 
regulated. 



Board of 
sewerage 
survey may 



deem proper; and said department after the hearing may re- 
ject or approve said plans, or may modify and amend the same, 
and approve them as so modified and amended. No work shall 
be done or liability incurred under the authority of this act 
except for the construction and maintenance of the sewerage 
and sewage disposal systems and sewers herein authorized and 
for investigations relating thereto. 

Section 6. The municipal council of said city shall deter- 
mine what proportion of the cost of said system or systems of 
sewerage and sewage disposal said city shall pa^^; provided, 
that it shall pay not less than one fourth nor more than two 
thirds of the Avhole cost. In providing for the payment of the 
remaining portion of the cost of said system or systems or for 
the use of said system or systems said city may avail itself of 
any or all of the methods permitted by general law, and the 
provisions of general law relative to the assessment, appor- 
tionment, division, reassessment, abatement and collection of 
sewer assessments, to liens therefor and to interest thereon, 
shall apply to assessments made under this act. 

Section 7. Por the purpose of paying the expenses and 
liabilities incurred under this act, said city may borrow, from 
time to time, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in 
the aggregate, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and may 
issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face 
the words, Gloucester wSewerage Loan, Act of 1925. Each 
authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans 
shall be payable in not more than thirty years from their dates. 
Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the 
statutory limit, but shall, except as provided herein, be subject 
to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, including the pro- 
viso inserted in section seven of said chapter by chapter three 
hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three. 

Section 8. The receipts from sewer assessments and from 
payments made in lieu thereof may be applied to the pa3mient 
of charges and expenses incident to the maintenance and opera- 
tion of said system or systems of sewerage and sewage disposal, 
or to the extension thereof, to the payment of interest upon 
bonds or notes issued for sewer purposes or to the payment or 
redemption of such bonds or notes. 

Section 9. Said board of sewerage survey may annually 
appoint a clerk, and may appoint a superintendent of sewers, 
who shall not be members of the board, and may define their 
duties. It may remove the clerk or superintendent at its 
pleasure. 

Section 10. All contracts made by the said board of 
sewerage survey under this act shall be made in the name of 
said city and shall be signed by a majority of said board, but 
no contract shall be made or obligation incurred by said board 
for any purpose in excess of the amount of money appropriated 
by the municipal council of said cit}^ therefor. 

Section 11. Said board of sewerage survey may from time 
to time prescribe rules and regulations for the connection of 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 225, 226. 249 

estates and buildings with main drains and sewers, and for proscribe rules 

inspection of the materials, the construction, alteration and for connection 

use of all connections and drains entering into such main drains of estates, etc 

or sewers, and may prescribe penalties, not exceeding twenty 

dollars, for each violation of any such rule or regulation. Such Publication. 

rules and regulations shall be published at least once a week 

for three successive weeks in some newspaper published in 

said city, and shall not take effect until such publications 

have been made. 

Section 12. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by the municipal council of said city in accordance with the councTil'etc. 
provisions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance Proviso. 
occurs prior to December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-seven. Approved April 7, 1925. 



An Act authorizing the city of Cambridge to use, for Chap.225 

CERTAIN municipal PURPOSES, LAND TAKEN OR ACQUIRED 
FOR A RESERVOIR AND FOR THE PROTECTION OF ITS WATER 
SUPPLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Cambridge is hereby authorized to City of 
use for a site for a city home and for a playground a portion or usefor a fft™*^ 
portions of tiie land taken or acquired, under the provisions of ^°[,ff"j.*^ ^°'"® 
chapter one hundred and thirty-seven of the acts of eighteen hun- playground 
dred and eighty-eight, for the purposes of providing a reservoir tak^en'or"" 
and storage basin for said city and of protecting the purity of ^*jj^j"j:''gy ^°[ 
its water supply; provided, that no lands shall be used for such purposes. 
a site without the approval of the state department of public Provisos. 
health nor until plans for the construction of adequate works 
for the purification or disposal of sewage, drainage or other 
polluting organic matter, which may be discharged from land so 
used, have been submitted to and approved by said department, 
and provided further that said works shall be constructed and 
maintained in accordance with plans so approv^ed. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provisions etc^ """""^^ ■ 
of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs during Proviso. 
the current year. Approved April 7, 1925. 



An Act relative to the fees of charitable and certain Chav.22^ 

OTHER corporations FOR FILING THEIR CERTIFICATES OF 
ORGANIZATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section three of chapter one hundred and eighty of the Gen- g. l. i80, § 3, 
eral Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the eleventh 'i"^®'^'^®'^- 
line, the word "five" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
twenty-five, — so as to read as follows : — Section 3. The cor- Charitable, 
poration shall be formed in the manner prescribed in and subject lionsT^^^^^' 
to section nine of chapter one hundred and fifty-five and sec- formation, etc. 



250 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 227. 



Capital stock. 



Fee for filing 
certificate of 
organization. 



tions six and eight to twelve, inclusive, of chapter one hundred 
and fifty-six, except as follows: 

The capital stock, if any, shall not exceed five hundred 
thousand dollars. 

The agreement of association of a corporation having no 
capital stock may omit the statement of the amount of the 
capital stock and the par value and number of its shares. The 
par value of its shares, if any, may be ten, twenty-five, fifty or 
one hundred dollars. The fee to be paid to the state secretary 
upon the filing of the certificate of organization shall be twenty- 
five dollars. Approved April 7, 1925. 



ChaV''^'2!l ^'^ Act authorizing the toavn of bridgewater to contrib- 
ute TO THE COST OF THE CONSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT AND 
FURNISHING OF A TRAINING SCHOOL BUILDING BY THE COM- 
MONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoios: 

Section 1. The town of Bridgewater is hereby authorized 
to contribute to the cost of the construction, equipment and 
furnishing of a training school building in said town by the 
commonwealth, including grading, walks, architects' commis- 
sions and other incidentals, the sum of eighty-six thousand 
five hundred dollars, subject to the provisions of section three. 
The school committee of said town if and as authorized by the 
town may arrange with the commissioner of education for the 
instruction of pupils in said town at said training school, but 
no such arrangement shall be binding upon the commonwealth 
unless approved by the governor and council. If at any time 
the commonwealth shall abandon the use of said building as a 
training school, said town shall have the privilege of purchasing 
said building, together with land adjoining, sufficient and 
suitable for a playground, for the estimated vahie of the interest 
of the commonwealth in said property as agreed upon by the 
commissioner of education, subject to the approval of the 
governor and council, and by the school committee of said 
town, subject to the approval of the voters of said town at a 
legal meeting called for that purpose. 

Section 2. For the purpose of paying the commonwealth 
the amount authorized to be contributed by said town by the 
preceding section, the town of Bridgewater may borrow from 
time to time, within a period of five years from the passage of 
this act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the 
aggregate, seventy-nine thousand dollars, and may iss\ie bonds 
or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, 
Bridgewater School Loan, Act of 1925. Each authorized issue 
shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid 
in not more than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue 
shall be authorized under this section unless a sum equal to an 
amount not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue is 
voted for the same purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the 
year when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this sec- 



Town of 

Bridgewater 
may contribute 
to cost of 
construction, 
etc., of training 
school building 
by common- 
wealth. 

Instruction of 
pupils in said 
town at said 
school. 



Town may 
purchase said 
building, etc., 
upon abandon- 
ment of use by 
commonwealth , 
etc. 



Town may 
borrow money, 
etc. 



Bridgewater 
School Loan, 
Act of 1925. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 228. 251 

tion shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except 
as herein provided, be subject to chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws, exclusive of the proviso inserted in section seven 
of said chapter by chapter three hundred and thirty-eight of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 

Section 3. No contract shall be let or expenditure incurred o^ratkfn of""^ 
on account of said training school building until an agreement said school 
for the operation of said training school has been entered into nTissioneror' 
between the commissioner of education and said town, and education and 
approved by the governor and council, and until said town has Payment to 
paid into the treasury of the commonwealth the sum of eighty- ^*^*'® ^^ *'*^°- 
six thousand five hundred dollars for said purpose, said sum 
to be used with such sum as may be appropriated by the com- 
monwealth for said purpose. The said sum of eighty-six 
thousand five hundred dollars is to compensate the common- 
wealth in the sum of eleven thousand five hundred dollars for 
one half the estimated additional cost to the commonwealth 
of providing a separate building for the training school, and to 
compensate the commonwealth to the extent of seventy-five 
thousand dollars toward the cost of the construction, equipment 
and furnishing of such separate building, including grading, 
walks, architects' commissions and other incidentals. Should Repayment to 

II n 1 . . 1 p • 1 • town by state 

the actual cost ot tJie construction, equipment and turmslung if, etc. 
of such separate building as aforesaid be less than one hundred 
and fifty thousand dollars, there shall be repaid to the town by 
the commonwealth one half of the difference between said 
actual cost and one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 8, 1925. 



An Act relative to the definition of "teacher" for the (JJiqij 228 

PURPOSES OF the STATE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotvs: 

Section 1. Section six of chapter thirty-two of the Con- g.l. 32, §6. 
eral Laws, as amended by section one of chapter two hundred ^ "' '*™^" 
and eighty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four, is hereby further amended by striking out the definition 
of "Teacher" in lines thirty-one to thirty-three, inclusive, as 
printed in the General Laws, and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — "Teacher", any person employed by one or more "Teacher" 
school committees or boards of trustees, or by any combination purposes°of 
of such committees and boards, on a full time basis as a teacher, ^^^^^ teachers' 
principal, supervisor or superintendent in the public day schools 
in the commonwealth, or as a supervisor or teacher of adult 
alien education. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on September first. Effective date. 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five, but nothing herein contained 
shall be construed to affect the rights of any person then en- 
rolled as a member of the state teachers' retirement association. 

Approved April 8, 1925, 



252 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 229, 230. 



1917,64 (G), 
§ 2, amended. 



Chap. 22^ An Act to increase the amount of money available for 

THE acquisition OF LAND BY THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 
OF THE COUNTY OF FRANKLIN FOR THE ERECTION OF A COURT 
HOUSE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUotvs: 

Section tw^o of chapter sixty-four of the General Acts of 
nineteen hundred and seventeen is hereby amended by striking- 
out, in the fourth Une, the word " twenty-five " and inserting in 
place thereof the word : — seventy, — so as to read as follows : 
Franklin _ Scction 2. In Order to meet the expense incurred under the 

missioners may provisions of this act, the couuty commissioners may borrow 
from time to time upon the credit of the county a sum not 
exceeding seventy thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
notes of the county therefor which shall be payable in such 
annual payments, beginning not more than one year after the 
date thereof, as will extinguish each loan within twenty years 
from its date, and the amount of such annual payment in any 
year shall not be less than the amount of the principal of the 
loan payable in any subsequent year. Each authorized issue 
of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate loan. The said 
bonds or notes shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding five 
per cent per annum, payable semi-annually, and shall be signed 
by the treasurer of the county and countersigned by a majority 
of the county commissioners. The county may sell the said 
securities at public or private sale upon such terms and condi- 
tions as it may deem proper, but not for less than their par 
value, and the proceeds shall be used only for the purposes 
herein specified. Approved April 8, 1925. 



borrow money 
for acquisition 
of land for 
erection of a 
court house. 



C/iap.230 An Act relative to the use of armories for certain 

PURPOSES. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G.L. 33, §48, 
subsect. (d), 
etc., amended. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would in part 
defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the 
public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUonis: 

Subsection (rf) of section forty-eight of chapter thirty-three 
of the General Laws, as revised by chapter four hundred and 
sixty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is 
hereby amended by inserting after the word "organization" in 
the fifth line of said subsection the following: — ■, and for the 
purpose of decorating the premises, for such additional time 
immediately preceding said period, not exceeding eighteen 
hours, as may be approved by the adjutant general and the 
military custodian, and for the purpose of removing decorations, 
exhibits or equipment, for such additional time immediately 
following said period, not exceeding eighteen hours, as may so 
be approved, — and by inserting after the word " value " in 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 231. 253 

the sixth Hne of said subsection the following: — for the entire 
period during which the armory is occupied by any such ex- 
hibit or equipment, — so that said subsection will read as 
follows: — (d) Subject to the provisions of subsection (b), an useof 
armory may be used for a period of not exceeding three days ll^^°l^^°'^ 
for any exhibition of the products of labor, agriculture or in- exhibitions, 
dustry, including any automobile exhibition conducted by a 
responsible organization, and for the purpose of decorating the 
premises, for such additional time immediately preceding said 
period, not exceeding eighteen hours, as may be approved by 
the adjutant general and the military custodian, and for the 
purpose of removing decorations, exhibits or equipment, for 
such additional time immediately following said period, not 
exceeding eighteen hours, as may so be approved; provided, Proviso, 
that the compensation for such uses shall in no case be less 
than the fair rental value for the entire period during which 
the armory is occupied by any such exhibit or equipment, of 
halls of a similar nature in the same or a similar city or town 
together with a sum sufficient to cover the expense of pro"\dding 
such guards as may be necessary to protect the armory while 
so used. Subject to the foregoing limitation, such compen- Compensation, 
sation shall be fixed by the adjutant general w^ith the approval payment, etc. 
of the commander-in-chief and shall be paid as provided in 
subsection (c). Approved April 10, 1925. 



An Act authorizing the town of hanover to borrow Chav.2Z\ 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In order to meet the cost of acquiring land and Hano%°ermay 
constructing thereon a new building or buildings for educational borrow nioney 
purposes or remodelling present buildings for such purposes, p°urposes. 
or both, and of equipping and furnishing the same, the town of 
Hanover may borrow from time to time, within a period of 
five years from the passage of this act, such sums as may be 
necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, one hundred and 
twenty-five thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes 
therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Hanover Hanover 
School Loan, Act of 1925. Each authorized issue shall con- f^oimT' 
stitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more 
than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall be au- 
thorized under this act unless a sum equal to an amount not 
less than ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted for the 
same purpose to be raised by tax levy of the year when author- 
ized. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in excess 
of the statutory limit, but shall, except as herein pro\aded, be 
subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of 
the proviso inserted in section seven of said chapter by chapter 
three hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-three. 

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

Approved April 10, 1925. 



254 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 232. 



1917,340 (S), 
§ 38, amended. 



Certain 
dealings 
between city 
of Lynn and 
its officials or 
em ployees 
prohibited. 



Proviso. 



Ch(ip.232 An Act to amend the charter of the city of lynn relative 
TO certain dealings between the city and its officials 
OR employees. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter three hundred and forty of the Special 
Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen is hereby amended by 
striking out section thirty-eight and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 38. It shall be unlawful for the 
ma^'or or any member of the city council or school committee, 
or for any officer or employee of the city receiving compensation 
from the city, directl^^ or indirectly, to make a contract with 
the city, or to sell supplies or material to the city, or to receive 
any commission, discount, bonus, gift, contribution or reward 
from or any share in the profits of any person or corporation 
making or performing such a contract or making any such sale, 
or to receive any compensation or commission for services ren- 
dered to the city, except his official salary and fees specifically 
provided for by law; provided, that when a contractor with 
the city is a corporation or a voluntary stock association, any 
city officer or employee owning less than five per cent of the 
stock or shares actually issued shall not be deemed to have 
violated this section, and such ownership shall not affect the 
validity of the contract unless the city officer or employee is 
also an officer or agent of the corporation or association or 
solicits or takes part in the making of the contract, otherwise 
than by signing the same in his official capacity. 

This provision shall not apply to officers who are officers or 
directors of banks or trust companies, chartered under the laws 
of the United States or of the commonwealth, in respect to 
dealings between the city and such banks or trust companies; 
provided, that not more than twenty-five per cent of the total 
deposits of the city shall be placed in any bank or trust com- 
pany wherein a city officer is an officer or director, nor at a rate 
of interest less than the maximum rate of interest allowed for 
similar deposits of tlie city by any other bank or trust company, 
without express authority from the city council approved by the 
mayor. 

A violation of this section shall render the contract or sale 
in respect to which such violation occurs voidable at the option 
of the city. Any person violating the provisions of this section 
shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand 
dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by 
both. 

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

Approved April 10, 1925. 



Not applicable 
to certain bank 
officers, etc. 



Proviso. 



Violations to 
render con- 
tracts, etc., 
voidable. 
Penalty. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 233, 234. 25S 



An Act authorizing the board of aldermen of the city Chap. 233 

OF WORCESTER TO ISSUE CERTAIN PERMITS RELATIVE TO A 
CERTAIN PRIVATE BRIDGE ACROSS MANCHESTER STREET IN 
SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Upon petition, after seven days' notice, adver- Worcester board 
tised in at least tliree newspapers published in the city of ma^yls™e^° 
Worcester, and a public hearing thereon, the board of alder- ^yf^-^^^l^^ ^^® 
men of said city may, by a two thirds vote, with the approval Bagiey Com- 
of the mayor, from time to time, issue permits to The Wliite efc"fitr bridge 
and Bagiey Company, its successors or assigns, to make altera- ^^°^^, 
tions, additions or changes in its bridge across Manchester street, etc. 
street in said city, authorized by chapter one hundred and 
nineteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and eight, and to 
maintain said bridge as altered, added to or changed, on such 
conditions and subject to such restrictions as said board may 
prescribe, and may, after like notice and in like manner, revoke 
any such permit; provided, that no such alteration, addition provisos. 
or change shall have the effect of changing the clearance of said 
bridge above said street as it now exists, and provided, further, 
that nothing herein contained shall authorize any portion of 
said bridge or its support to rest upon the surface of said street. 

Section 2. If a person sustains bodily injury or damage in Damages, how 
his property by reason of any alteration, addition or change '■^'^'^'^''ed, etc. 
in said bridge or the maintenance of the same as altered, added 
to or changed, he may recover damages therefor in an action of 
tort brought in the superior court against The White and 
Bagiey Company, or its successors or assigns, within one year 
after the date of such injury or damage; provided, that such Proviso, 
notice of the time, place and cause of the said injury or dam- 
age be given to The White and Bagiey Company, or its suc- 
cessors or assigns, by, or on behalf of, the person sustaining the 
same as is, under the provisions of chapter eighty-four of the 
General Laws, valid and sufficient in cases of injury or damage 
sustained b}' reason of a defect or a want of repair in or upon 
a way, if such defect or want of repair is caused by or consists 
in part of snow or ice, or both. The remedy herein provided exclusive.""*^ 
shall not be exclusive, but shall be in addition to any other 
remedy provided by law. 

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

Approved April 10, 1925. 

An Act relative to the calorific standard for gas fur- Chap. 234: 

NISHED BY CERTAIN GAS COMPANIES AND MUNICIPAL LIGHTING 
PLANTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and seven of chapter one hundred and ^^^^wi' ^ ^^^' 
sixty-four of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding 
at the end thereof the following new paragraph: — Upon appli- CaioriCc 

n ,, 1, i» Standard for gas 

cation 01 a gas company, or the mayor or selectmen oi a mu- furnished by 



256 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 235, 236. 



certain gas 
companies and 
municipal 
lighting plants. 



nicipality in which a municipal Hghting plant is estabhshed, 
the department may exempt such gas company or municipal 
lighting plant from furnishing gas of the calorific standard 
established as aforesaid and, if in its judgment the public wel- 
fare and local conditions warrant, may determine how many 
British thermal units ought thereafter to be required of gas 
supplied to its consumers by such company or plant, and on 
what terms or conditions, which reciuirement shall thereafter 
be observed by such company or plant while such exemption 
continues or until some other standard is established in the 

Approved April 10, 1925. 



same manner. 



Certain 
employees of 
Worcester 
county may 
become 
members of 
retirement 
system of 
said county. 



Chap.2S5 An Act permitting certain employees of the county 

OF WORCESTER TO BECOME MEMBERS OF THE RETIREMENT 
SYSTEM OF SAID COUNTY AND ESTABLISHING THEIR RIGHTS 
AS SUCH MEMBERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Any employee of the county of Worcester who 
was in the service of said county on the date when the retire- 
ment system was declared estaVjlished therein and who has 
since been in the continuous service of said county, as defined 
in section twenty of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws, 
but who has not become a member of the retirement association 
of said county, may, within ninety days from the effective date 
of this act, upon written application to the board of retirement 
of said county, become a member of said retirement association 
by paying into the annuity and pension fund of said system in 
one sum an amount equal to the total assessments which he 
would have paid, together with the interest which would have 
been credited to his account, if he had contributed regular 
assessments to said fund on a five per cent basis from the date 
when said retirement system was declared established in said 
county, and he shall thereupon be entitled to all the benefits of 
members of said county retirement association, and the pro- 
visions of said chapter thirty-two relative to county retirement 
systems shall apply to him as though he had become a member 
of said county retirement system on the expiration of thirty 
days after said date. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by 
the county commissioners of said county prior to July first in 
the current year, but for the purpose of such acceptance shall 
take effect upon its passage. Approved April 10, 1925. 



Rights of such 

members 

established. 



Submission to 

Worcester 

county 

commissioners, 

etc. 



C/iap.236 An Act relative to alteration on state highways of 
locations of street railway companies.^ 



G. L. 161, §82, 
amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section eighty-two of chapter one hundred and sixty -one of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof 
the words : — , except that subject to the approval of the de- 
partment of public utilities an order of said division for the 
alteration of a location may be made without the written accept- 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 237. 257 

ance of alterations required by said section seventy-one. If 
the company fails to comply with such order so approved within 
the time specified therein, said division may carry out the work 
at the expense of the company, and such expense shall be 
recovered in contract, — so as to read as follows : — Section 82. Authority of 
If a public way in which a street railway location has been highways L to 
granted shall be thereafter laid out, taken charge of or con- locations and 

° , , , I ,.„.,,.?. -Ill EQaintenpnce of 

structed by or under the authority oi said division, it shall street railways 

thereafter, relative to the location and maintenance of a street s^te hfghways. 

railway upon such state highway, have the authority conferred 

by sections seven, seventy, seventy-one, seventy-seven and 

eighty-nine upon boards of aldermen and selectmen, and shall 

exercise such authority in the same manner, and subject to the 

same rights and limitations, except that subject to the approval Order for aitera- 

of the department of public utilities an order of said division without written 

for the alteration of a location may be made without the wTitten acceptance, 

acceptance of alterations required by said section seventy-one. 

If the company fails to comply with such order so approved Proceedings 

within the time specified therein, said division may carry out the wmpHance by 

work at the expense of the company, and such expense shall order"°^^^*^ 

be recovered in contract. Approved April 10, 1925. 

An Act to prevent wrongful tampering wvtb. maker's nhn^ 2S7 

NUMBERS AND ENGINE NUMBERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotvs: 

Section 1. Chapter ninety of the General Laws is hereby g.l. go, new 
amended by inserting after section thirty-two the following §'^32''*" '^^^^'^ 
new section: — Section 32 A. When the serial number of a Registrar of 
motor vehicle or of the engine of a motor vehicle has been mnl^auThJJri'z^e 
removed, defaced, altered, changed, destroyed, obliterated or restoration, etc., 
mutilated, the registrar may issue to any person applying there- bers "f motor 
for a certificate authorizing the restoration upon such motor en^i'n'eg^t°hereof 
vehicle or upon the engine of such motor vehicle of its original upon removal, 
serial number, or the substitution therefor of a number desig- etc" 
nated by the registrar which shall thereafter be regarded as the 
number properly to be used for purposes of registration and 
identification of said motor vehicle. In this section, the phrase phrase "serial 
"serial number" shall mean, when used with reference to a je^ed"^ 
motor vehicle, the number affixed by the maker thereof and, 
when used with reference to the engine of a motor vehicle, the 
engine number, both as required to be contained in an appli- 
cation for registration of a motor vehicle by section two. 

Section 2. Chapter two hundred and sixty-six of the Gen- g. l. 266, new 
eral Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the theVeo" .^"^ ''^ 
following new section: — Section 139. Whoever removes, de- Penalty for 
faces, alters, changes, destroys, obliterates or mutilates or causes drflcrng^etc, 
to be removed or destroyed or in any way defaced, altered, ^^"^^ numbers 
changed, obliterated or mutilated, the serial number of a motot- vehicles or of 
vehicle or of the engine of a motor vehicle, with intent thereby t^ithTntenrt?^ 
to conceal the identity of such motor vehicle shall be punished 9°"'^f?^ ^^p 
by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or by imprison- 
ment for not more than one year, or both ; and possession of any 



258 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 238, 239. 



Prima fanie 
evidence of 
violations. 



Penalty for 
selling, etc., 
motor vehicles 
knowing, etc., 
that serial 
numbers 
thereof have 
been removed, 
defaced, etc. 

Phrase "serial 

number" 

defined. 



motor vehicle or of any part thereof, the serial number on which 
has been so removed, defaced, altered, changed, destroyed, 
obliterated or mutilated shall be prima facie evidence of a 
violation of the foregoing provision. Whoever sells or other- 
wise disposes of or attempts to sell or otherwise dispose of a 
motor vehicle, knowing or having reason to believe that the 
serial number of said motor vehicle or of the engine thereof has 
been so removed, defaced, altered, changed, destroyed, oblit- 
erated or mutilated, shall be punished by the same fine or im- 
prisonment, or both. In this section, the phrase "serial num- 
ber" shall mean, when used with reference to a motor vehicle, 
the number affixed by the maker thereof and, when used with 
reference to the engine of a motor vehicle, the engine number, 
both as required to be contained in an application for regis- 
tration of a motor vehicle by section two of chapter ninety, 
including the serial number, as herein defined, as restored or 
the number substituted under authority of section thirty-two A 
of said chapter ninety. Approved April 10, 1925. 



Chap.2^S An Act to validate and confirm certain acts of the town 

OF FALMOUTH IN RESPECT TO THE PURCHASE OR TAKING OF 
LAND FOR A PUBLIC PARKING PLACE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

towifof '*''*^^ °^ Section 1. The action taken and the votes passed by the 

Falmouth as to towu of Falmoutli, at its annual town meeting in the current 

taking^ol land year, authorizing the taking by purchase or by eminent domain 

for public fQj. municipal purposes of certain land bordering on Shiverick's 

parking place \ , ^ *^ . , ,. , . . ° , „ in 

validated. pond m Said towu, mcludmg the appropriation thereror, shall 

authorize the purchase or taking as aforesaid of such land for 
the establishment of a public parking space thereon and the 
use of said appropriation therefor. 

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

Approved April 13, 1925. 



Chap. 2'^^ An Act reviving queen mills incorporated for the pur- 
pose OF CONVEYING CERTAIN REAL ESTATE. 



Queen Mills 
Incorporated, 
revived for 
purpose of 
conveying 
certain real 
estate. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The corporation heretofore known as Queen 
Mills Incorporated, dissolved by chapter two hundred and 
twelve of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty, is hereby 
revived and continued for the term of six months from the 
effective date of this act for the sole purpose of conveying to 
The John West Thread Co., in pursuance of an agreement 
entered into prior to dissolution, title to a certain tract of land 
with the mill, milldam and other buildings thereon and with 
the rights of flowage, water rights and privileges appurtenant 
thereto, situated in the town of Plympton, said property having 
been formerly known as the Plymouth Cotton Mills. 

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

Approved April 18, 1925. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 240, 241. 259 



An Act providing for the disposition of unclaimed divi- (JJidj) 240 

DENDS AND OTHER FUNDS REMAINING IN THE HANDS OF THE 
COMMISSIONER OF BANKS AFTER LIQUIDATION OF INSTITUTIONS 
IN HIS POSSESSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Chapter one hundred and sixty-seven of the General Laws is g.l. i67, §35, 
hereby amended by striking out section thirty-five and inserting ^"^" 
in place thereof the following: — Section 35. Unclaimed divi- Disposition of 
dends and all other funds received from the liquidation of any dividends, etc.. 
institution, so taken possession of, and remaining in the pos- in hands of 

', K . PI ••PI commissioner of 

session 01 the commissioner after the expiration or twelve banks after 
months from the order for final distribution shall be paid by inlti\uTions'in 
him to the state treasurer, to be held in trust, subject to the his possession. 
conditions hereinafter provided, for the several depositors with 
and creditors of such institution or other persons entitled 
thereto, according to their several interests. The commissioner statements in 
shall state annually in his report to the general court the names to generaf°'^*^ 
of institutions so taken possession of and liquidated and the <^o\iTt. 
amounts of unclaimed dividends and other funds held by him 
with respect to every such institution. Upon certification by Payments by 
the commissioner that he has been furnished satisfactory evi- state treasurer 
dence of their right to the same, the state treasurer shall pay certification by 
over the money so held by him to the persons respectively en- 
titled thereto. In cases of doubt or of conflicting claims, the Order from 
commissioner may require an order from the supreme judicial JudidTuourt 
court authorizing and directing payment, and any expenses '« cases of 
incurred in connection therewith shall be deducted before °" ' ^ "' 
payment from the amount payable. At the expiration of six Unclaimed 
years from the date of receipt by the state treasurer from the fo^escheat'to**' ' 
commissioner of any such unclaimed dividends or other funds, commonwealth, 
upon certification by the commissioner that no claim thereto " ^°' ^ ^' 
has been proved to his satisfaction or is pending, the same or 
the balance thereof then remaining, together with the interest, 
if any, earned thereon, shall escheat to the commonwealth. 

Approved April 13, 1925. 



ChapMl 



An Act relative to the title acquired at sales of low 
valued lands taken or purchased by a city or town 
for non-payment of taxes or of any land so taken or 
purchased prior to july first, nineteen hundred and 

FIFTEEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section sixty-eight of Part II of chapter four i909, 490, Part 
hundred and ninety of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, amended. °" 
as amended by section twenty of chapter two hundred and 
thirty-seven of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and fifteen 
and by section fifty-six of chapter two hundred and fifty-seven 
of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen, is hereby 
further araended by adding at the end thereof the following 



260 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 241. 



Title to certain 
land conveyed 
by deed of 
collector of 
taxes, when to 
be absolute. 
1909, 490, Part 
II. § 69, 
amended. 

Proceedings 
upon 

insufficient 
bids, etc., at 
sale of certain 
land taken, 
etc., by city or 
town for non- 
payment of 
taxes. 



Collector to 
execute to city 
or town a deed, 
etc. 



Title, when 
to be absolute. 



1909, 490, Part 
II, § 70, 
repealed. 

G. L. 60, § 54, 
amended. 



Taking of land 
by collector 
for non- 
payment of 
taxes, form of 
instrument of 
taking, etc. 



Vesting of title, 
etc. 

Title as 
security until, 
etc. 



G. L. 60, § 62, 
etc., amended. 



Title of pur- 
chasers of 
certain lands 
held by city, 
etc., not pre- 
vented from 
becoming 
absolute, etc. 



new sentence : — Title to land conveyed by deed of a collector 
of taxes under this section shall be absolute upon the recording 
of said deed in the proper registry of deeds within thirty days 
of its date. 

Section 2. Part II of said chapter four hundred and ninety 
is hereby further amended by striking out section sixty-nine 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 69. If 
no person bids at such sale said amount or more and if the 
sale has been adjourned one or more times, the collector shall 
then and there make public declaration of the fact, and 
if no bid equal to said amount or more is then made he 
shall give public notice that he purchases for the city or 
town by which the tax is assessed; or if the person to whom 
the land is sold does not within ten days pay to the collector 
the sum bid by him the sale shall be void and the city or town 
shall be deemed to be the purchaser of the land. If the city or 
town becomes the purchaser hereunder, the collector shall 
execute to it a deed which shall set forth the fact that no bid 
was made at the sale or that the purchaser failed to pay the 
amount bid, as the case may be. The title of the city or town 
to land conveyed by deed of the collector under this section 
shall be absolute upon the recording of said deed in the proper 
registry of deeds within thirty days of its date. 

Section 3. Section seventy of Part II of said chapter four 
hundred and ninety is hereby repealed. 

Section 4. Section fifty-four of chapter sixty of the Gen- 
eral Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the eighth 
and ninth lines, the words ", and also the title conveyed by a 
deed or taking under sections seventy-nine to eighty-one, in- 
clusive,", so as to read as follows : — Sedio?i 54- The in- 
strument of taking shall be under the hand and seal of the 
collector and shall contain a statement of the cause of taking, 
a substantially accurate description of each parcel of land 
taken, the name of the person to whom the same was assessed, 
the amount of the tax thereon, and the incidental expenses 
and costs to the date of taking, and shall be recorded in the 
registry of deeds; and title to the land so taken shall thereupon 
vest in the town, subject to the right of redemption. Such title 
shall, until redemption or until the right of redemption is fore- 
closed as hereinafter provided, be held as security for the 
repayment of said taxes with all intervening costs, terms of 
redemption and charges, with interest thereon. 

Section 5. Section sixty-two of said chapter sixty, as 
amended by chapter three of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four and by chapters fifty-one and seventy-seven of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby further 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following new para- 
graph: — Nothing in this section nor in sections sixty-five to 
seventy-five, inclusive, shall be construed to prevent the title 
of a person or a city or town purchasing land at a sale under 
.section seventy-nine or eighty from becoming absolute without 
any foreclosure proceedings under said sections sixty-five to 
seventy-five, inclusive. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 241. 261 

Section 6. Section seventy-nine of said chapter sixty is G. l. 60, § 79, 
hereby amended by striking out, in the fifteenth and sixteenth ^™^"'^«^- 
Unes, the words " two years after the right of redemption under 
section sixty-two from the tax sale or taking has expired" and 
inserting in place thereof the words : — four years from said 
taking or purchase, — ■ and by striking out, in the twenty-first 
and twenty-second lines, the words "subject to sections sixty- 
four to seventy-eight, inclusive ", and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — absolute upon the recording of the deed of 
the collector in the proper registry of deeds within thirty days 
of its date, — so as to read as follows : — • Section 79. After tw^o inquiry into 
years from the taking or purchase by a town of any lands for ta'ken,°etc*"for 
non-payment of taxes, the commissioner may, and on written °f°"j^j?^^'™^°* 
application of its collector shall, inquire into the value of such 
lands. If the commissioner is of opinion that such lands are of i^nds*of*iow*° 
insufficient value to meet the taxes, interest and charges, and value, 
all subsequent taxes and assessments thereon, together with the ^^^°^ '°^' ^ °' 
expenses of a foreclosure under section sixty-nine, he shall make 
affidavit of such finding, which shall be recorded in the registry 
of deeds for the district where the town is situated. 

Upon the recording thereof the collector may sell all the Sale of such 
parcels included therein, severally or together, at public auction coUc'ctor. 
to the highest bidder, first gi\nng notice of the time and place 
of sale by posting a notice of the sale in some convenient and 
public place in the towm fourteen days at least before the sale. 
If the sale under this section shall not be made within four years 
from said taking or purchase, it shall be made by the collector 
for the time being when he deems best, or at once upon service 
on him of a v/ritten demand by any person interested therein. 
The collector shall execute and deliver to the highest bidder a Deed by 
deed, without covenant except that the sale has in all particulars collector, 
been conducted according to law. Title taken pursuant to a Title, when to 
sale under this section shall be absolute upon the recording of be absolute, 
the deed of the collector in the proper registry of deeds within 
thirty days of its date. 

If the amount received from the sale is more than the taxes, Disposition of 
interest and charges, and subsequent taxes and assessments, on proceeds from 
all lands included in the sale, together with the expenses thereof, such sales, 
the balance shall be deposited with the town treasurer to be 
paid to the person entitled thereto, if demanded within five 
years, otherwise it shall enure to the town. If such surplus 
results from the sale of several parcels for a lump sum, it shall 
be held as aforesaid for the several owners in proportion to the 
prices at which the several parcels were originally taken or 
purchased by the town. 

Section 7. Said chapter sixty is hereby further amended ^jjj^jfj'j ^ *"• 
by striking out section eighty and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 80. If no person bids at such a sale proceedings 
and if the sale has been adjourned one or more times, the col- ^kfa" etc'' at 
lector shall then and there make public declaration of the fact, sale of low 
and if no bid is then made he shall give public notice that he ^aken, ere", for 
purchases for the town by which the tax is assessed; or if the °°"^p^^™^"^ 
person to whom the land is sold does not within ten days pay 



262 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 242. 



Deed by 
collector to city 
or town, etc. 



Title, when 
to be absolute. 



G.L. 60, §81, 
repealed. 



to the collector the sum bid by him the sale shall be void and 
the town shall be deemed to be the purchaser of the land. If 
the town becomes the purchaser hereunder, the collector shall 
execute to it a deed which shall set forth the fact that no bid 
was made at the sale or that the purchaser failed to pay the 
amount bid, as the case may be. The title of the town to land 
conveyed by deed of the collector under this section shall be 
absolute upon the recording of said deed in the proper registry 
of deeds within thirty days of its date. 

Section 8. Section eighty-one of said chapter sixty is hereby 
repealed. Approved April 13, 1925. 



G.L. 62, §9, 
amended. 



Taxation of 
estate.s of 
deceased 
persons in 
respect to 
income. 



How assessed. 



Chaj).242i An Act relative to the taxation of the estate of a 

DECEASED PERSON FOR BUSINESS INCOME RECEIVED BY THE 
DECEASED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section nine of chapter sixty-two of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the fourth and 
fifth lines, the words ", except income taxable under subsec- 
tion (6) of section five", so as to read as follows: — Section 9. 
The estates of deceased persons who last dwelt in the com- 
monwealth shall be subject to the taxes imposed by this 
chapter upon all income received by such persons during their 
lifetime, if assessed within the time limited by section thirty- 
seven. The income received by the estates of such deceased 
persons shall be subject to all the taxes imposed by this chapter 
to the extent that the persons to whom such income is payable, 
or for whose benefit it is accumulated, are inhabitants of the 
commonwealth. All taxes under this section shall be assessed 
to the executor or administrator, and before the appointment 
of an executor or administrator said taxes shall be assessed in 
general terms to the estate of the deceased, and the executor 
or administrator subsequently appointed shall be liable for the 
tax so assessed as though it were assessed to him. No person 
shall be taxed under this chapter for income received from any 
executor or administrator which income has itself been taxed 
under this section. If any income, other than income received 
by him or income of his decedent with respect to which he is 
required by this chapter to make a return, is taxable under this 
chapter to an executor or administrator or to the estate of his 
decedent, he shall not be obliged to pay a tax under this chapter 
thereon unless it is assessed within one year after his giving 
bond; provided, that he has given due notice of his appointment 
and has filed his inventory within nine months thereafter. If 
the inventory shall not have been filed within said nine months, 
the executor or administrator shall be obliged to pay any taxes 
that may be assessed under this chapter within three months 
after the filing of the inventory. 

Section 2. This act shall apply to all income received 
during the calendar year nineteen hundred and twenty-five and 
thereafter. Approved April 13, 1925. 



Time limit for 
assessment, etc. 



Proviso. 

Filing of 
inventory and 
assessment of 
tax. 



Applicability 
of act. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 243, 244. 263 



An Act relative to the borrowing of money by the town (JJiQ'n 243 

OF CHELMSFORD FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES AND VALIDATING ^' 

CERTAIN ACTION OF THE TOWN IN RELATION THERETO. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The action of the town of Chehnsford at its Certain action 
annual town meeting in the current year in relation to the bor- chdm^ford in 
rowing of money for school purposes outside the debt limit and relation to 
purporting to be taken under authority of chapter three of the money for 
acts of the current year, if and in so far as said action was vahvFatedTnd^ 
invalid by reason of any informality or irregularity in the war- confirmed. 
rant for said meeting in relation to such action or because said 
warrant was served or said meeting was held prior to the effective 
date of said chapter three, and the action of said town at said 
meeting in relation to the borrowing of money for school pur- 
poses within the debt limit, if and in so far as said action was 
invalid by reason of the omission to comply with the proviso 
inserted in section seven of chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws by chapter three hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-three, are hereby validated and 
confirmed. 

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

Approved April 14, 1925. 



An Act relative to the refunding of contributions made fhr,^ oaa 

TO THE state RETIREMENT SYSTEM. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section five of chapter thirty-two of the Gen- g. l. 32, § 5, 
eral Laws, as amended by sections three and four of chapter (6^ 'amended'* 
three hundred and forty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-two and by sections one and two of chapter two 
hundred and five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, is hereby further amended by striking out paragraph 
(2) A (b) and inserting in place thereof the two following para- 
graphs : — ■ 

(b) Should a member of the association die before becoming Refunding of 
entitled to a pension, all the money contributed by him under madeto state 
section four (2) A, with such interest as shall have been earned retirement 
thereon, shall be paid to his legal representatives sul)ject to ^^'^ '^^' 
section thirty-three; provided, that payment of such money Proviso, 
and interest as aforesaid shall be made to the beneficiary 
nominated as hereinafter provided, if any surviving, as appear- 
ing in the records of the association at the death of such member, 
and such payment shall be a bar to the recovery by any other 
person of said sum with interest as aforesaid. Any such mem- Nomination of 
ber, by a written instrument duly executed by him and filed recdve'refund 
with the board prior to his death, may nominate, and from time if member dies 
to time change, a beneficiary to receive any sum to which liis becoming 
legal representatives would otherwise be entitled under this pe^^on*° 
paragraph. 



264 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 245. 



Refund to 
member 
resigning from 
state service 
after he is 
eligible for 
retirement. 



G.L. 32, §5, 
etc., par. («! B 
(6), amended. 

Annuities from 

employees' 

deposits. 



Proviso. 



Nomination of 
beneficiary to 
receive 
payments if 
annuitant dies 
before receiving 
full amount, 
etc. 



(c) Should a member of the association resign from the service 
of the commonwealth at any time after he is eligible for retire- 
ment, there shall be refunded to him upon written demand all 
the money contributed by him under section four (S) A, with 
such interest as shall have been earned thereon. No such refund 
shall be made unless and until such member waives and releases 
for himself, his heirs and his legal representatives and any 
designated beneficiary any and all claims to any pension or 
annuity to which he was entitled at the time of resignation, 
and to which his heirs or legal representatives or any designated 
beneficiary may thereafter be entitled, by reason of his member- 
ship in the association; and no further payment shall be made 
from the treasury of the commonwealth to any person by reason 
of the age, service, disability or death of said member, unless he 
shall have been reinstated in the association in the manner 
provided in .section one. 

Section 2. Said section five, as amended as aforesaid, is 
hereby further amended by striking out paragraph (3) B (b) 
and inserting in place thereof the following : — (6) A life 
annuity of less amount, payable monthly, with the provision 
that if the annuitant dies before receiving annuity payments 
equal to the amount used to purchase the annuity, the diiference 
shall be paid to his legal representatives subject to section 
thirty-three; provided, that payment of the difference as afore- 
said shall be made to the beneficiary nominated as hereinafter 
provided, if any surviving, as appearing in the records of the 
association at the death of such annuitant, and such payment 
shall be a bar to the recovery by any other person of the dif- 
ference as aforesaid. Any such annuitant, by a written instru- 
ment duly executed by him and filed with the board prior to 
his death, may nominate, and from time to time change, a 
beneficiary to receive any sum to which his legal representatives 
might otherwise be entitled under this paragraph. 

Approved April 14, 1925. 



Chap. 245 An Act relative to stock issues and real est.\te holdings 

BY the MILFORD WATER COMPANY. 



Milford Water 
Company may 
increase its real 
estate holdings, 
capital stock, 
etc. 



May issue 
preferred stock 
of one or more 
classes, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1. The Milford Water Company, incorporated by 
chapter seventy-seven of the acts of eighteen hundred and 
eighty-one, may from time to time increase its holdings of real 
estate to such amount as the department of public utilities 
may approve, and may also from time to time increase its 
capital stock in accordance with the provisions of section ten 
of chapter one hundred and sixty-four of the General Laws. 
Common stock issued under authority of this section shall be 
divided into shares of the par value of fifty dollars each. 

Section 2. Said company, with the approval of said de- 
partment, may from time to time issue preferred stock of one 
or more classes to an amount not exceeding at any time the 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 246, 247, 248. 265 

amount of common stock then outstanding, of such par vakie, 
with such preferences and voting powers or restrictions or 
quaUfications thereof as may be approved by said department. 

Approved April 14, 1925. 



An Act providing for tavo deputy assistant registers of 
probate for suffolk county. 



C/iap.246 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-eight of chapter two hundred and seventeen g. l. 217, 5 28, 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end *«»ended. 
thereof the following new sentence: — Said register may, sub- 
ject to like approval, designate two employees as deputy as- 
sistant registers with the same powers as assistant registers 
and may revoke any such designation at pleasure, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 28. The register for Suffolk county Register of 
may, subject to the approval of the judges of probate for said suffSk may 
county, appoint a clerk and may remove him at pleasure. Said ^p^°^'^*- ®*''- 
register may, subject to like approval, designate two employees M^y designate 
as deputy assistant registers vnih the same powers as assistant twoempioyeea 
registers and may revoke any such designation at pleasure. assistant 

Approved April 16, 1925. "listers, etc. 



An Act relative to the further improvement of certain Chav.24:7 

LAND OF THE COMMONWEALTH ADJOINING THE SHORES OF 
ALEWIFE BROOK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

For the purpose of further improving certain land of the Further 
commonwealth adjoining the shores of Ale wife brook, as au- o?certI!™^°* 
thorized by chapter four hundred and twentx^ of the acts of state land 

, , , , « 1 *^ i- 1- • . adjoining shores 

mneteen hundred and twenty-four, the metropolitan district of Aiewife 
commission may expend such sum, not exceeding three thou- ^'^^■ 
sand dollars, as may be appropriated therefor, to be paid from 
the Metropolitan Parks Maintenance Fund. 

Approved April 16, 1925. 



An Act relative to the boston united hand in hand Chav. 24^S 

ASSOCIATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotvs: 

Section 1. The Boston United Hand in Hand Association, l''^*^'^ ^S**^^ 
a charitable association, incorporated under the laws of the Association 
commonwealth, is hereby authorized to pay death, funeral and ^^ijn^benefite. 
other benefits as it has done since its organization. 

Section 2. The said association is hereby exempted from Exempt from 
all pro\asions of the insurance laws of the commonwealth and frat^enmTbenefit 
from the provisions of the law of the commonwealth relating society laws. 
to fraternal benefit societies. Approved April 16, 1925. 



266 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 249. 



Chap, 2^9 An Act relative to the prevention of forest fires. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



G.L. 131, §29, 
etc., amended. 



Governor, etc., 
may, in times of 
extreme 
drought, 
suspend 
opening or 
continuance of 
open seasons 
and proclaim 
a close season 
on any or all 
birds, fish or 
quadrupeds. 



May proclaim 
that woodlands 
be closed to 
certain persons. 



When wood- 
lands deemed 
free from 
danger by fire, 
may extend 
open seasons, 
etc. 



No extension 
of open 
season on 
woodcock or 
limitation, etc., 
of open or close 
seasons on 
certain birds 
under federal 
law. 



G. L. 131, § 30, 
etc., amended. 



During close 
seasons so 
proclaimed, 



Section 1. Chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the 
General Laws, as amended in section twenty-nine by section 
one of chapter one hundred and seven of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-one, is hereby further amended by striking 
out said section twenty-nine and inserting in place thereof 
the following: ^ — Section 29. Whenever it shall appear to the 
governor that by reason of extreme drought there is danger of 
forest fires resulting from hunting, trapping, fishing or other 
cause, he may, with the advice and consent of the council, by 
proclamation suspend the opening or continuance of any or all 
open seasons established by this chapter and by chapter one 
hundred and thirty, or any authorized extension thereof, and 
proclaim a close season on any or all birds, fish or quadrupeds for 
such time as he may therein designate, and may therein pro- 
hibit hunting, trapping, fishing and the discharge of firearms 
on or near woodlands during the same time, and he may, by 
the same or another proclamation and with like advice and 
consent, proclaim that any or all sections of the woodlands in 
the commonwealth shall be closed for such time as he may 
therein designate to hunters, trappers, fishermen and such other 
persons as he deems proper imder the circumstances, except the 
owners or tenants of such woodlands and their agents and 
employees, or persons holding written permission from any such 
owner or tenant to enter thereon for any lawful purpose other 
than hunting, trapping or fishing. As soon as the woodlands 
shall be deemed free from danger by fire the governor may, 
for the purpose of providing just and reasonable facilities for 
hunting, trapping and fishing, in like manner and with like 
advice and consent, extend any such open season for a period or 
periods not exceeding in the aggregate the time of such sus- 
pension, and if by reason of any such extension such open season 
in whole or in part coincides with any other open season in such 
manner as to cause any conflict in the laws relating thereto, 
he may in like manner and with like advice and consent post- 
pone such other open season for such time as may be necessary 
to avoid such conflict. 

Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize the 
extension of the open season on woodcock beyond the time 
established by federal law as the end of the open season thereon 
in this commonwealth or to authorize the limitation, suspension 
or other variation of the open season or the close season on 
other migratory birds or on shore birds, as established by fed- 
eral law. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and thirty-one, as 
amended in section thirty by section two of chapter one hun- 
dred and seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, 
is hereby further amended by striking out said section thirty 
and inserting in place thereof the following: ^ — Sect{o7i 30. 
During a close season on any birds, fish or quadrupeds proclaimed 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 250, 251. 267 

as aforesaid, all laws relating; to the close season established p'ose season 
thereon by statute shall be in lorce, and wlioever violates any force. 
provision of such laws shall be subject to the penalty prescribed 
for such violation. Wlioever violates any provision of a procla- Penalties, 
raation issued under and in accordance with the preceding sec- 
tion shall, if no penalty is otherwise provided, be punished by a 
fine of not more than one hundred dollars. 

Approved April 16, 1925. 

An Act relative to the response of fire departments to p ? rj rr\ 

CALLS FOR AID FROM OTHER CITIES, TOWNS OR DISTRICTS. P'^OU 

Be it enacted, etc., as jolloios: 

Section 1. Chapter forty-eight of the General Laws isg.l. 48, new 
hereby amended by inserting after section fifty-nine the fol- |'^5'^'°" ^^^^^ 
lowing new section :^ — Section 69 A. Cities, towns and fire Response of 
districts may, by ordinance or by-law, or by vote of the board firedepart- 
of aldermen, selectmen or of the prudential committee or for aid from 
board exercising similar powers, authorize their respective "ownsw"^^' 
fire departments to go to aid another city, town or fire district districts. 
in extinguishing fires therein, and while in the performance of 
their duties in extending such aid the members of such de- 
partments shall have the same immunities and privileges as if 
performing the same within their respective cities, towns or dis- 
tricts. Any such ordinance, by-law or vote may authorize the 
head of the fire department to extend such aid, subject to such 
conditions and restrictions as may be prescribed therein. The "Firedepart- 
words "fire departments" as used in this section shall mean JeTned. 
lawfully organized fire fighting forces, however constituted. 

Section 2. Section thirty-one of said chapter forty -eight is g. l. 48, §31, 
hereby amended by striking out, in the fom-th line, the words ^""^"^^^d. 
"or in its vicinity", so as to read as follows: — Section SI. Meetings of 
Each company shall meet monthly, or oftener if necessary, to companies. 
examine their engine and its equipments and see that they are 
in good repair and ready for use. They shall, under tlie direc- Extinguishment 
tion of the firewards, extinguish any fire in their city or town. °f^'"««- 

Approved April 17, 1925. 

An Act relative to payment by the city of boston into fhr,^ of^i 

THE CHARLES RIVER BASIN LOAN SINKING FUND OF THE BAL- "' 

ANCE DUE ON ACCOUNT OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE EM- 
BANKMENT AND PARK ON THE BOSTON SIDE OF THE CHARLES 
RIVER AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE SURPLUS IN SAID FUND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston may pay into the treasury City of Boston 
of the commonwealth on or before November first, nineteen ^ate treasury 
hundred and twenty-five, the balance due on account of the balance due on 
cost of the construction of the embankment and park on the embankment" 
Boston side of the Charles river as authorized by sections eleven Boston'^^ide^of 
and twelve of chapter four hundred and sixty-five of the acts Charles river. 
of nineteen hundred and three, as amended, respectively, by 



268 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 252. 



Upon such 
payment state 
treasurer to 
distribute sur- 
plus in Charles 
River Basin 
Loan Sinking 
Fund. 



sections three and four of chapter four hundred and two of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and six. 

Section 2. If the city of Boston has made the payment 
authorized by the preceding section, the state treasurer shall on 
November twentieth, nineteen hundred and twenty-five, dis- 
tribute to the cities and towns in the metropolitan parks dis- 
trict on the basis of the apportionment of the sinking fund and 
interest requirements for the Charles river dam and basin, as 
determined by section fifty-four of chapter ninety-two of the 
General Lavrs, any surplus then in the Charles Paver Basin 
Loan Sinking Fund over and above such amount as, with its 
accumulations at the rate of three and three quarters per cent 
per annum, compounded semi-annually, will retire the outstand- 
ing Charles River Basin Loan Sinking Fund bonds at maturity. 

Approved April 17, 1925. 



Chav. 252 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

CERTAIN COUNTIES, FOR INTEREST AND DEBT REQUIREMENTS, 
FOR CERTAIN PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS, AND GRANTING A 
COUNTY TAX FOR SAID COUNTIES. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would cause 
substantial inconvenience, therefore it is hereby declared to be 
an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the public convenience. 



Appropriations 
for maintenance 
of certain 
counties, for 
interest and 
debt require- 
ments, for 
certain im- 
provements, 
etc. 



Appropriations, 
etc., and county 
tax, Barnstable. 



Item 
1 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The following sums are hereby appropriated for 
the counties hereinafter specified for the year nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five. No direct drafts against the account known 
as the reserve fund shall be made, but transfers from this ac- 
count to other accounts may be made to meet extraordinary or 
unforeseen expenditures upon the request of the county com- 
missioners and with the approval of the director of accounts. 

Section 2. 

Barnstable County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

fifteen thousand dollars S15,000 00 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-two thousand three hundred forty-nine 
dollars and nineteen cents .... 72,349 19 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 
by law, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand five 
hundred dollars 13,500 00 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding five thousand dollars .... 5,000 00 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not v 

exceeding eleven thousand five hundred dollars . 11,500 00 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of correc- 
tion, a sum not exceeding eight thousand five 
hundred dollars . . . . 8,500 00 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding six thousand dollars .... 6,000 00 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and su- 
perior courts, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
dollars . ■ 4,000 00 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 25^. 



^69 



Item 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars ........ 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars ........ 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceed- 

ing five hundred dollars ..... 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 
dollars ........ 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county build- 

ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 
sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand 
dollars ........ 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

seven thousand dollars ..... 

20 For the infirmary, a sum not exceeding forty thou- 

sand dollars ....... 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars ........ 

23a For a sanitary and sewerage system, a sum not ex- 
ceeding four thousand dollars .... 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding two thou- 

sand five hundred dollars ..... 
And the count}^ commissioners of Barnstable county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of 
said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of two hundred tliirty- 
eight thousand eight hundred thirty-three dollars 
and seventy cents, to be expended, together with 
the cash balance on hand and the receipts from 
other sources, for the above purposes 



$1,000 00 


Appropriations, 
etc., and county 
tax, Barnstable. 


2,000 00 






500 00 






12,000 00 






15,000 00 






50,000 00 






7,000 00 






40,000 00 






2,000 00 






4,000 00 






2,500 00 







$238,833 70 



10 



11 



12 



Berkshire County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 
twelve thousand five hundred dollars 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 
by law, a sum not exceeding twenty-three thou- 
sand five hundred dollars .... 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 
exceeding twelve thousand five hundred dollars 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-seven thousand dollars 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of correc- 
tion, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand five 
hundred dollars ...... 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 
exceeding fifteen thousand dollars 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and su- 
perior courts, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars ........ 

For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
two hundred dollars ..... 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 
of the insane, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars ........ 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand eight hundred dollars . 



Appropriations, 
$12,500 00 etcand'county 
tax, Berkshire. 



23,500 00 
12,500 00 
37,000 00 



30,500 00 
15,000 00 

10,000 00 

1,200 00 

5,000 00 
1,800 00 



270 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 252. 



Item 

Appropriations, 14 
fete, and county 
tax. Berkshire. 

15 



16 



17 
18 
19 
20 



21 



22 
23 



24 



For repairing, furnishing and improving county 
buildings, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 
dollars . $8,000 00 

For care, fuel, lights and supplies in count}^ build- 
ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 
sum not exceeding sixteen thousand dollars . 10,000 00 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and 
land damages, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
fifty thousand dollars 150,000 00 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

dollars 1,000 00 

For training school, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand six hundred dollars . . . . . 1,600 00 

For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

twelve thousand dollars ..... 12,000 00 

For the sanatorium (Hampshire County), a sum 

not exceeding seven thousand dollars . . 7,000 00 

For the care and maintenance of Greylock state 
reservation, a sum not exceeding eight thou.sand 
dollars 8,000 00 

For the care and maintenance of Mount Everett 
state reservation, a sum not exceeding two thou- 
sand dollars . . ... . . 2,000 00 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding eight hundred 

fifty dollars 850 00 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 
current year, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
five hundred dollars . . . . . 3,500 00 

For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding five thou- 
sand dollars 5,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Berkshire county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of 
said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of three hundred forty- 
three thousand three hundred seventy dollars and 
forty-six cents, to be expended, together with the 
cash balance on hand and the receipts from other 
sources, for the above purposes . . . $343,370 46 



Appropriations, 
etc., and county 
tax, Bristol. 



10 



Bristol County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-eight thousand dollars $28,000 00 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

fifty thousand dollars 50,000 00 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 
by law, a sum not exceeding thirty-eight thousand 
dollars 38,000 00 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding fifty thousand dollars . . . 50,000 00 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 

not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars . 100,000 00 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of cor- 
rection, a sum not exceeding one hundred thou- ^ 
sand dollars . . . . . . . 100,000 00 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding forty-three thousand dollars . . 43,000 00 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and su- 
perior courts, a sum not exceeding forty thousand 
dollars . 40,000 00 

For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars 1,000 00 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 252. 



271 



Item 
11 



12 

14 



15 



16 



17 

18 
19 
22 
23 



24 



For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 
of the insane, a sum not exceeding twelve thou- 
sand dollars $12,000 00 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceed- 
ing five thousand dollars ..... 5,000 00 

For repairing, furnishing and improving coimty 
buildings, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 
dollars 15,000 00 

For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county build- 
ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 
sum not exceeding fifty-five thousand dollars . 55,000 00 

For highways, including state highways, bridges 
and land damages, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
seven thousand dollars ..... 67,000 00 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding seven thou- 
sand dollars 7,000 00 

For training school, a sum not exceeding fifteen 

thousand dollars 15,000 00 

For the agricultural school, a sum not exceeding 

fifty thousand dollars 50,000 00 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 

dollars 7,000 00 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 
current year, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
five hundred dollars 2,500 00 

For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand dollars . . . . . . . 10,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Bristol county are 
hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of said 
county for the current year, in the manner pro- 
vided by law, the sum of five hundred sixteen 
thousand dollars, to be expended, together with 
the cash balance on hand and the receipts from 
other sources, for the above purposes . . $516,000 00 



Appropriations, 
etc., and county 
tax, Bristol. 



10 



11 



County of Dukes County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 
two thousand six hundred ten dollars 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 
twelve thousand ninety-six dollars and sixty-five 
cents ........ 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 
by law, a sum not exceeding four thousand six 
hundred eighty dollars ..... 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 
exceeding seven hundred dollars 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand eight hundred dollars 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of cor- 
rection, a sum not exceeding nine hundred dol- 
lars ........ 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 
exceeding five hundred dollars .... 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and su- 
perior courts, a sum not exceeding eight hundred 
dollars ........ 

For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding seventy-five 
dollars ........ 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commit- 
ments of the insane, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred dollars ...... 



Appropriations, 

$2,610 00 tax" rTulcer''^^ 
County. 

12,096 65 



4,680 00 

700 00 

1,800 00 



900 00 
500 00 



800 00 



75 00 



500 00 



272 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 252. 



Appropriations, 
etc., and county 
tax, Dukes 
County. 



Item 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 
ceeding three hundred dollars . . . . 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars ........ 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county build- 

ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand eight hundred 
dollars ........ 

16 For highways, including state highvt^ays, bridges 

and land damages, a sum not exceeding six thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars ........ 

23a For bills of the previous year, a sum not exceeding 
two hundred forty dollars .... 

24 For a reserve fund, a sima not exceeding .six hundred 

dollars ........ 

And the county commissioners of the county of 
Dukes County are hereby authorized to levy as 
the county tax of said county for the current year, 
in the manner provided by law, the sum of thirty- 
one thousand six hundred fifty-one dollars and 
forty-nine cents, to be expended, together with 
the cash balance on hand and the receipts from 
other sources, for the above purposes 



$300 00 


1,000 00 


1,800 


00 


6,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


240 00 


600 


00 



$31,651 49 



Appropriations, 
etc., and county 
tax, Essex. 



10 



11 



12 
14 



Essex County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

fifty thousand dollars $50,000 00 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 
two hundred twenty-five thousand five hundred 
dollars 225,500 00 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 
by law, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dol- 
lars 50,000 00 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding ninety-one thousand dollars . . 91,000 00 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred sixty-seven thousand 
dollars 167,000 00 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of cor- 
rection, a sum not exceeding seventy-two thou- 
sand seven hundred fifty dollars . . . 72,750 00 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 
exceeding ninety-two thousand five hundred 
dollars 92,500 00 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and su- 
perior courts, a sum not exceeding ninety-one 
thousand fire hundred dollars .... 91,500 00 

For trial justices, a sum not exceeding five thousand 

five hundred dollars ..... 5,500 00 

For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
six hundred dollars 1,600 00 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 
of the insane, a sum not exceeding thirteen thou- 
sand five hundred dollars .... 13,500 00 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen thousand dollars . . 15,000 00 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county 
buildings, a sum not exceeding thirty-seven thou- 
sand three hundred dollars .... 37,300 00 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 252. 273 



Item 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county build- Appropriations, 

ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a etcandcounty 
suni not exceeding sixty-five thousand one hun- 
dred dollars $65,100 00 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges 

and land damages, a sum not exceeding three 
hundred fifty-three thousand three hundred dol- 
lars 353,300 00 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding eight thou- 

sand five hundred dollars .... 8,500 00 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding fifty-four 

thousand dollars 54,000 00 

19 For the maintenance of the independent agricultural 

school, a sum not exceeding one hundred forty- 
four thousand eight hundred fifty dollars (in- 
cluding receipts) ...... 144,850 00 

19a For the equipment of the independent agricultural 
school, a sum not exceeding three thousand five 
hundred dollars ...... 3,500 00 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding five thousand 

three hundred dollars 5,300 00 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding three thousand 

seven hundred eighty-five dollars and eleven cents 3,785 11 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 

sand dollars . 10,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Essex county are 
hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of 
said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of one million two hun- 
dred sixty-one thousand five hundred dollars, to 
be expended, together with the cash balance on 
hand and the receipts from other sources, for the 
above purposes ..... $1,261,500 00 

Franklin County. 
1 For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding Appropriations, 

four thousand five hundred dollars . . $4,500 00 tax'Frankirn*^ 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 

by law, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 

three hundred seventy-five dollars . 13,375 00 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding five thousand six hundred dollars . . 5,600 00 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 

not exceeding fourteen thousand dollars 14,000 00 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of cor- 
rection, a sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand 
dollars 22,000 00 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding three thousand five hundred dollars . 3,500 00 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and su- 

perior courts, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand 

five hundred dollars 11,500 00 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding two hundred 

and fifty dollars 250 00 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

dollars 2,000 00 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceed- 

ing one thousand five hundred dollars . . 1,500 00 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 
buildings, a sum not exceeding six thousand 
dollars 6,000 00 



274 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 252. 



Appropriations, 
etc., and county 
tax, Franklin. 



Item 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county build- 

ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 

sum not exceeding nine thousand dollars . . $9,000 00 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges 

and land damages, a sum not exceeding fifty- 
eight thousand dollars . . . . . 58,000 00 
16a For the examination of dams, a sum not exceeding 

four thousand dollars ..... 4,000 00 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

seven hundred dollars . . . . . 2,700 00 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

eight thousand dollars 8,000 00 

20 For the sanatorium (Hampshire County), a sum 

not exceeding eight thousand six hundred dol- 
lars . 8,600 00 

21 For Mount Sugar Loaf state reservation, a sum 

not exceeding one thousand eight hundred dol- 
lars 1,800 00 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding four hundred 

eighty dollars 480 00 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
seventy-nine dollars and eleven cents . . 579 11 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding five thou- 

sand dollars . . 5,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Franklin county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax 
of said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of one hundred fifty- 
five thousand eight hundred ten dollars, to be 
expended, together with the cash balance on 
hand and the receipts from other sources, for the 
above purposes ...... $155,810 00 



Appropriations, 
etc., and county 
tax, Hampden. 



10 



11 



Hampden County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred thousand dollars . . . . $100,000 00 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred twenty thousand dollars . . 120,000 00 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 
by law, a sum not exceeding forty-two thousand 
dollars 42,000 00 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding forty-five thousand dollars . . 45,000 00 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 

not exceeding eighty-five thousand dollars . . 85,000 00 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of cor- 
rection, a sum not exceeding seventy-five thou- 
sand dollars 75,000 00 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars . . 35,000 00 

For civil expenses in the suprem.e judicial and su- 
perior courts, a sum not exceeding sixty thousand ^ 
dollars 60,000 00 

For trial justices, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

dollars . 1,000 00 

For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
five hundred dollars . . . . . 1,500 00 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 
of the insane, a sum not exceeding twelve thou- 
sand dollars 12,000 00 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 252. 



275 



Item 
12 

14 



15 



16 



17 
18 
19 
20 



21 
22 
23 



24 



For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen thousand dollars 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county- 
buildings, a sum not exceeding forty thousand 
dollars . . . • • • ■,•,!■ 

For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county build- 
ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 
sum not exceeding fifty-five thousand dollars 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and 
land damages, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
fifty thousand dollars ..... 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding seven thou- 
sand dollars . . . . , • • • 

For training school, a sum not exceeding forty-five 
thousand dollars . . . . • . • 

For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 
thirty thousand dollars ..... 

For the sanatorium (Hampshire County), a sum 
not exceeding seventeen thousand eight dollars 
and fifty-seven cents ..... 

For Mount Tom state reservation, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand five hundred dollars . 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
five hundred dollars ..... 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 
current year, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
one hundred twenty-four dollars and sixty-seven 
cents . . . . . . • • • 

For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand dollars .....•• 

And the county commissioners of Hampden 
county are hereby authorized to levy as the 
county tax of said county for the current year, in 
the manner provided by law, the sum of seven 
hundred sixty-five thousand dollars, to be ex- 
pended, together with the cash balance on hand 
and the receipts from other sources, for the above 
puri)o.ses .....•• 



Appropriationa, 
$1^1 nnn nn etc., and county 
$1&,UUU UU ^^ Hampden. 



40,000 00 

55,000 00 

150,000 00 

7,000 00 

45,000 00 

30,000 00 

17,008 57 

10,500 00 

5,500 00 

1,124 67 
10,000 00 



$765,000 00 



10 



Hampshire County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 
four thousand five hundred dollars . . . 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 
six thousand dollars . . . 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 
by law, a sum not exceeding eighteen thousand 
dollars ........ 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 
exceeding nine thousand dollars 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-two thousand dollars 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of cor- 
rection, a sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand 
dollars ........ 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 
exceeding thirty thousand dollars 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and su- 
perior courts, a sum not exceeding seven thou- 
sand dollars . . . . . . , • 

For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars ........ 



Appropriations, 
D.^ rnn nn etc.. and county 
54,500 00 tax, Hampshire. 

6,000 00 



18,000 00 

9,000 00 

22,000 00 

21,000 00 
30,000 00 

7,000 00 

1,000 00 



276, Acts, 1925. — Chap. 252. 

Item 

Appropriations, n For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

etc., and county ^j ^^le insane, a sum not exceeding four thousand 

tax, Hampshire. ^^j^^^.^ ^^^^^^ ^^ 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 

ceeding three thousand five hundred dollars . 3,500 00 

13 For building county buildings, a sum not exceeding 

ten thousand dollars 10,000 00 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding five thousand 

dollars 5,000 00 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county build- 

ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 

sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars . 12,000 00 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges 

and land damages, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred sixty thousand dollars .... 160,000 00 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

two hundred dollars 1,200 00 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

eight thousand dollars 8,000 00 

20 For the sanatorium, a sum not exceeding five thou- 

sand dollars 5,000 00 

21 For Mount Tom state reservation, a sum not ex- 

ceeding two thousand two hundred dollars . 2,200 00 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

two hundred dollars 1,200 00 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
three hundred seventy-three dollars and eighty 

cents 2,373 80 

23a For bills of previous years, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred twenty-six dollars and twenty cents . 126 20 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 

sand dollars . . . . . . 10,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Hampshire county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of 
said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of three hundred seven 
thousand nine hundred forty-seven dollars and 
twenty cents, to be expended, together with the 
cash balance on hand and the receipts from other 
sources, for the above purposes .... $307,947 20 

Middlesex County. 
Appropriations, I YoT interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 
tax,' M.ddTesex.^ sixty-five thousand dollars .... $65,000 00 

2 For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred seventy thousand dollars . . 170,000 00 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 

by law, a sum not exceeding sixty-six thousand 

dollars 66,000 00 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding two hundred eighteen thousand dol- 
lars . . . . . . . . 218,000 00 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 

not exceeding two hundred forty-seven thousand 

dollars 247,000 00 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of correc- 
tion, a sum not exceeding one hundred eighty 
thousand dollars 180,000 00 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding two hundred forty-five thousand dol- 
lars . . . . " . . 245,000 00 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 252. 



277 



Item 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and su- 

perior courts, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
seventy-five thousand dollars . . . . 

9 For trial justices, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

dollars ........ 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
five hundred dollars . . . . . 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding twenty-seven 
thousand dollars ...... 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 

ceeding twenty-two thousand dollars 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding seventy-five thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county build- 

ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred twenty-seven 
thousand dollars ...... 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding three hundred 
thousand dollars . . . 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding seven thou- 

sand dollars ....... 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding forty-five 

thousand dollars ...... 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-two thousand dollars .... 

21 For Walden Pond state reservation, a sum not ex- 

ceeding eight thousand five hundred dollars 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding twenty-two thou- 

sand dollars ....... 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars ........ 

24 For a reserve fund, a .sum not exceeding ten thou- 

sand dollars ....... 

And the county commissioners of Middlesex county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of 
said county for the current year, in the maimer 
provided by law, the sum of one million five hun- 
dred ninety-two thousand eight hundred sixty- 
six dollars and eighty-three cents, to be expended, 
together with the cash balance on hand and the 
receipts from other sources, for the above pur- 



Appropriations , 

etc., and county 
$175,000 00 *^' Middlesex. 

1,000 00 



1,500 00 

27,000 00 
22,000 00 

75,000 00 

127,000 00 

300,000 00 

7,000 00 

45,000 00 

32,000 00 

8,500 00 

22,000 00 

5,000 00 
10,000 00 



poses 



$1,592,860 83 



Norfolk County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-nine thousand dollars .... 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-one thousand two hundred two dollars and 
ninety-four cents ...... 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 
by law, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dol- 
lars ........ 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 
exceeding sixty-three thousand dollars 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 
not exceeding seventy-eight thousand dollars 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of cor- 
rection, a sum not exceeding forty-two thousand 
five hundred dollars ..... 



Appropirations, 

$29,000 00 ^^'^^^J^^'^ 



tax, Norfolk. 



31,202 94 

30,000 00 
63,000 00 
78,000 00 

42,500 00 



278 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 252. 



Appropriations, 
etc., and county 
tax, Norfolk. 



Item 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding forty-eight thousand dollars . . $48,000 00 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and su- 

perior courts, a sum not exceeding thirty-three 

thousand dollars 33,000 00 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding two thou- 
sand dollars . 2,000 00 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 

dollars 10,000 00 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 

ceeding four thousand dollars .... 4,000 00 

13 For building county building, a sum not exceeding 

one thousand dollars ..... 1,000 00 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 

dollars 12,000 00 

15 For care, fuel, hghts and supplies in county build- 

ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 

sum not exceeding fifty-two thousand dollars . 52,000 00 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding two hundred 

ten thousand dollars . . ... 210,000 00 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding nine 

thousand dollars 9,000 00 

19 For the agricultural school, a sum not exceeding 

sixty thousand five hundred fifty-five dollars and 
twenty-seven cents ...... 60,555 27 

19a For purchase of land for agricultural school, a sum 

not exceeding ten thousand dollars . . . 10,000 00 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding four thousand 

dollars 4,000 00 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 

nine hundred eighty dollars and sixty cents . 10,980 60 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 

sand dollars . 10,000 00 

And the coimty commissioners of Norfolk county are 
hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of 
said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of six hundred twenty- 
five thousand dollars, to be expended, together 
with the cash balance on hand and the receipts 
from other sources, for the above purposes . . $625,000 00 



Appropriations, 
etc., and county 
tax, Plymoutli. 



Plymouth County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

nineteen thousand five hundred dollars . . $19,500 00 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

forty-seven thousand dollars .... 47,000 00 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 
by law, a sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand 
three hundred dollars 22,300 00 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding thirty thousand dollars . . . 30,000 00 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 
not exceeding forty-six thousand five hundred 
dollars 46,500 00 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of cor- 
rection, a sum not exceeding eighty-five thousand 
dollars . . . . . . . . 85,000 00 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 
exceeding sixty thousand dollars . . . 60,000 00 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 252. 



279 



Item 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and su- 
perior courts, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
thousand dollars $25,000 00 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand three hundred dollars .... 1,300 00 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding six thousand 

dollars 6,000 00 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceed- 

ing four thousand dollars ..... 4,000 00 

13 For building county buildings, a sum not exceeding 

five thousand dollars ..... 5,000 00 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand 

five hundred dollars . . . . . 11,500 00 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county build- 

ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 

sum not exceeding sixteen thousand dollars . 16,000 00 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges 

and land damages, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred forty-four thousand five hundred dollars 144,500 00 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding five hundred 

fifty dollars 550 00 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding six thou- 

sand five hundred dollars .... 6,500 00 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

eight thousand dollars 8,000 00 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding three thousand 

fifteen dollars 3,015 00 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
four hundred ninety-nine dollars and sixty-four 

cents 3,499 64 

23a For bills of the previous year for miscellaneous and 
contingent expenses, a sum not exceeding twelve 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 12,500 00 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 

sand dollars 10,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Plymouth county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax 
of said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of four hundred seventy- 
five thousand three hundred dollars, to be ex- 
pended, together with the cash balance on hand 
and the receipts from other sources, for the above 
purposes $475,300 00 



Appropriations, 
etc., and county- 
tax, Plymouth. 



Worcester County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 
twelve thousand dollars ..... 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 
by law, a sum not exceeding fifty-two thousand 
dollars ........ 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 
exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred twenty thousand 
dollars ........ 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of correc- 
tion, a sum not exceeding eighty-five thousand 
dollars ........ 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 
exceeding ninety thousand dollars 



A ppropriations, 

$12,000 00 ^rx/wo'ceX!^ 

52,000 00 
75,000 00 

120,000 00 



85,000 00 
90,000 00 



280 Acts, 1925. — Cpiap. 253. 

Item 

Appropriations, g YoY civil expenses in the supreme judicial and su- 
tM WorcestM ^ perior courts, a sum not exceeding eighty thou- 
sand dollars $80,000 00 

9 For trial justices, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

dollars 1,000 00 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

dollars . ... . . . . 2,000 00 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding fifteen thou- 
sand dollars 15,000 00 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 

ceeding twelve thousand dollars . . . 12,000 00 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand 

dollars 20,000 00 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county build- 

ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 

sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars . . 50,000 00 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
seventy-eight thousand dollars .... 278,000 00 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding seven thou- 

sand six hundred dollars .... 7,600 00 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding twenty-two 

thousand dollars 22,000 00 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

thirty thousand dollars 30,000 00 

21 For Mount Wachusett and Purgatory Chasm state 

reservations, a sum not exceeding twenty thou- 
sand dollars 20,000 00 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand 

dollars 20,000 00 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding three thousand 

dollars 3,000 00 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 

sand dollars 10,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Worcester county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax 
of said county for the current year, in the man- 
ner provided by law, the sum of seven hundred 
ninety-nine thousand dollars, to be expended, 
together wath the cash balance on hand and the 
receipts from other sources, for the above pur- 
poses $799,000 00 

Approved April 18, 1925. 
Chap. 253 An Act accepting the provisions of an act of congress 

PROVIDING FOR THE MORE COMPLETE ENDOWMENT OF AGRI- 
CULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATIONS. 

preambfe'^ TF^ereo^, The deferred operation of this act would in part 

defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the 
pubhc convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

provfsionTiA SECTION 1. The commonwealth of Massachusetts hereby 

provid^ngYo?^ signifies its assent to and acceptance of the provisions of the 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 254. 2S1 

act of congress entitled, "An Act To authorize the more com- more complete 
plete endowment of agricultural experiment stations, and for agricuiTu^ral °^ 
other purposes", approved February twenty-fourth, nineteen ®^p^^^™®°^ 
hundred and twenty-five, and its acceptance of the grants of 
funds therein provided for, and the trustees of the Massachu- 
setts Agricultural College, in charge of the Massachusetts agri- 
cultural experiment station, are hereby authorized to receive the 
funds granted by said act and to use and expend the same in 
accordance with the provisions thereof and in furtherance of 
the purposes and objects therein set forth. 

Section 2. The state secretary is hereby directed to for- state secretary 
ward to the secretary of agriculture and to the secretary of the copfes'oYact to 
treasury of the United States certified copies of this act, forth- ^^-^^^^^ federal 
with upon its taking effect. Approved April IS, 1925. 



An Act providing for the widening and construction of Chap. 254: 

MAIN street and BROADWAY IN THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. If its city council so votes and with the approval CHy °jc&m- 
of its mayor, the city of Cambridge may widen and construct widen, etc., 
Main street in said city, from First street westerly, to a width BroadwIT* ^°*^ 
not less than one hundred and seventeen feet, and Broadway 
in said city, from Kendall square to Mechanic square, to a 
width not less than one hundred feet. 

Section 2. For the purpose of meeting the expense in- May borrow 
curred under section one, said city may borrow from time to """"^^y- **''• 
time, within a period of five years from the passage of this act, 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, 
three hundred and fifty thousand dollars, of which a sum not 
exceeding forty-four thousand dollars may be expended for 
the widening and construction of Main street and a sum not 
exceeding three hundred and six thousand dollars for the widen- 
ing and construction of Broadway. Said city may issue bonds 
or notes therefor which shall bear on their face the words. Main Main street 
Street and Broadway Widening Loan, Act of 1925. Each tv^'iinl^fK. 
authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such Act of 1925. 
loans shall be paid in not more than ten years from their dates, 
but no issue shall be authorized under this act unless a sum 
equal to an amount not less than ten per cent of such author- 
ized issue is voted for the same purpose to be raised by the tax 
levy of the year when authorized. Indebtedness incurred 
under this act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, 
except as herein provided, be subject to the provisions of chap- 
ter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the proviso 
inserted in section seven of said chapter by chapter three hun- 
dred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three. 

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

Approved April 18, 1925. 



282 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 255, 256. 



G. L. 218, § 68, 
amended. 



Chap. 255 An Act to establish the salary of and provide for a vaca- 
tion FOR THE ITALIAN INTERPRETER FOR THE EAST BOSTON 
district COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section sixty-eight of chapter two hundred and 
eighteen of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking 
out, in the third hne, the word "twelve" and inserting in place 
thereof the word : — fifteen, — and by adding at the end thereof 
the following new sentence : — Said interpreter shall be entitled 
to an annual vacation period of fifteen working days with pay, 
— so as to read as follows : — Section 68. The justice of the 
East Boston district court may appoint an Italian interpreter 
for that court, and may fix his compensation, which shall not 
exceed fifteen hundred dollars annually. Said interpreter shall 
be entitled to an annual vacation period of fifteen working 
days with pay. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of the city of Boston, subject to the 
provisions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs 



Italian in- 
terpreter for 
East Boston 
district court, 
salary and 
vacation. 



Submission to 
Boston city 
council, etc. 
Proviso. 



during the current year. 



Approved April 18, 1925. 



G. L. 218, § 83, 
etc., amended. 



Chap. 256 An Act establishing the salary of the court officer for 

THE MUNICIPAL COURT OF THE BRIGHTON DISTRICT OF THE 
CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and eighteen of the Gen- 
eral Laws, as amended in section eighty-three by section one of 
chapter three hundred and twenty-one of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-one and by section one of chapter three 
hundred and twenty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three, is hereby further amended by striking out said 
section eighty-three and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: — Section 83. The salaries of court officers in the East 
Boston district court and in the municipal court of the Brighton 
district, the Charlestown district, the Dorchester district, the 
Roxbury district, the South Boston district and the West Rox- 
bury district shall be two thousand dollars, each. 

Court officers in other district courts, except the municipal 
court of the city of Boston, shall receive salaries to be fixed by 
the justice, subject to the approval of the county commissioners, 
payable upon vouchers approved by the justice and the county 
commissioners. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by 
vote of the city council of the city of Boston, subject to the 
provisions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance oc- 
curs during the current year. Approved April 18, 1925. 



Salary of officer 
for municipal 
court of 
Brigliton dis- 
trict estab- 
lished. 



Salaries of court 
officers in 
district courts. 



Submission to 
Boston city 
council, etc. 
Proviso. 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 257, 258. 283 



An Act establishing the office of assistant clerk of the (JJiar) 257 

DISTRICT COURT OF NEWTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and eighteen of the General ^- ^- ^is- 5 lo, 
Laws, as amended in section ten by section one of chapter two 
hundred and eighty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one, by section one of chapter sixty-three of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-two, and by section four of 
chapter one hundred and sixty-four, section one of chapter three 
hundred and fourteen and section one of chapter three hundred 
and seventy-nine, all of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three, is hereby further amended by striking out said 
section ten and inserting in place thereof the following: — Sec- District courts, 
tion 10. The clerk of a district court may, subject to the ap- appointment,'^''' 
proval of the justice, appoint one or more assistant clerks, who etc. 
shall be removable at his pleasure or at the pleasure of the court, 
for whose official acts the clerk shall be responsible and who 
shall be paid by him unless salaries payable by the county are 
authorized in this section or in section fifty-three. Assistant 
clerks with salaries payable by the county may be appointed 
in the central district court of northern p]ssex, the municipal 
court of the Charlestown district, the district court of western 
Hampden, the district court of Newton and in courts the ju- Assistant clerk 
dicial districts of which have, according to the national or state "[ N^wton?""'^ 
census last preceding, a population of sixty thousand or more, office ©stab- 
Second assistant clerks with salaries payable by the county second assist- 
may be appointed in the municipal court of the Roxbury dis- *°t clerks, 
trict, the East Boston district court, the municipal court of efc^"'" ™^° ' 
the Charlestown district, the municipal court of the West Rox- 
bury district, and, subject to the approval of the county com- 
missioners, in the first district court of eastern Middlesex, the 
third district court of eastern Middlesex and the district court 
of southern Essex. 

A third assistant clerk with salary payable by the county Third assistant 
may be appointed in the municipal court of the Roxbury district, dj^tri'ct^"''^"'^^ 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance, submission to 
during the current year, by the county commissioners of Mid- coifnty^com- 
dlesex county. Approved April 18, 1925. missioners. 

An Act authorizing the city of boston to incur indebted- fhnjy 058 
NESS for the construction of a new bridge over fort 
point channel at congress street. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a new bridge at City of Boston 
Congress street over Fort Point channel, the city of Boston h^debTedness 
may, from time to time within a period of five years from the o7neTbrid"^e°° 
passage of this act, borrow outside the statutory limit of in- over Fort Point 
debtedness such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the cong°ess^street. 
aggregate, four hundred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds 
or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, 



284 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 259, 260. 



City of Boston 
Congress Street 
Bridge Loan, 
Act of 1925. 



Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 
Proviso. 



City of Boston Congress Street Bridge Loan, x\ct of 1925. 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such 
loans shall be paid in not more than twenty years from their 
dates, but no loan shall be authorized under this act unless a 
sum equal to an amount not less than ten per cent of the loan 
so authorized is voted for the same purpose to be provided from 
taxes or other sources of revenue. Any sum to be raised by 
taxation shall be outside the tax limit as fixed for the city in 
the year in which the loan is authorized. Except as herein 
provided, indebtedness incurred under this act shall be subject 
to the laws relative to the incurring of debt by the city of Boston. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs 
during the current year. Approved April 18, 1925. 



Egg Rock 
island estab- 
lished as a 
refuge and 
sanctuary for 
wild birds. 

Control, 

regulations, 

etc. 



Chap. 259 An Act establishing egg rock island as a refuge and 

SANCTUARY FOR WILD BIRDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The commonwealth shall retain Egg Rock island in Essex 
county as a refuge and sanctuary for wild birds, the same to be 
known as the Henry Cabot Lodge Bird Sanctuary and to be 
subject to the provisions of section sixty-eight of chapter one 
hundred and thirty-one of the General Laws. Said island shall 
be under the control of the division of fisheries and game of the 
department of conservation, and the director of said division, 
subject to the approval of the commissioner of said department 
and of the governor and council, shall have authority to make 
regulations to govern the management of said island and the 
access of persons thereto. The director shall make such use of 
buildings and other state property which now are or may here- 
after be on the island as he may consider desirable, and, sub- 
ject to the approval of the governor and council, he may dispose 
of any building or buildings or other state property not likely 
to be useful for the purposes for which the island is retained by 
the commonwealth. Any person violating any regulation made 
under authority of this section shall be punished by a fine of 
not more than twenty-five dollars for each offence. 

Approved April 18, 1925. 



Penalty. 



Chav.2%^ An Act authorizing the town of sudbury to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Town of 
Sudbury may 
borrow money 
for school 
purposes. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: ^ 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for school 
purposes and of constructing a schoolhouse and originally 
furnishing and equipping the same, the town of Sudbury may 
borrow from time to time, within a period of five years from the 
passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceed- 
ing, in the aggregate, sixty thousand dollars, and may issue 
Sudbury School bouds or notcs thcrcfor, which shall bear on their face the 
1925°' ° ° words, Sudbury School Loan, Act of 1925. Each authorized 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 261. 285 

issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be 
paid in not more than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue 
shall be authorized under this act unless a sum equal to an 
amount not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue is 
voted for the same purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the 
year when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act 
shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as 
provided herein, be subject to the provisions of chapter forty- 
four of the General Laws, exclusive of the pro\aso inserted in 
section seven of said chapter by chapter three hundred and 
thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 21, 1925. 



Chap.261 



An Act to authorize the TO"\\Tsr or millville to supply 

ITSELF AND ITS INHABITANTS WITH WATER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Millville may supply itself and its Town of 
inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of fires and for M'liviHe may 
domestic and other purposes ; may establish fountains and and its 
hydrants, relocate or discontinue the same, and may regulate 'v^^th wat°i\ 
the use of such water and fix and collect rates to be paid for the 
use of the same. 

Section 2. The said town, for the purposes aforesaid, may May lease, take, 
lease, or take by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine taters.'^etc^, in 
of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and Indin'^OTtlon 
hold, the waters, or any portion thereof, of any pond, brook or ofto\ynof 
stream or of any ground water sources by means of driven or " " ^^' 
other wells or filter galleries, within the limits of said town of 
Millville, or within that portion of the town of Uxbridge which 
lies between the Millville-U^xbridge town boundary line and a 
line parallel thereto and distant two miles therefrom, subject 
to the approA'al of the department of public health and subject 
to any rights the town of Uxbridge may now have in and to any 
sources of water supply within the limits of the aforesaid por- 
tion of said town of Uxbridge, and the water rights and water 
sources connected therewith; and also may take by eminent May take, etc., 
domain under said chapter seventy-nine, or acquire by purchase etc., in said' 
or otherwise, and hold, all land, rights of way and easements fn'portlon o*f 
within the town of Millville and within the aforesaid portion of t^",°.^' 
the town of Uxbridge necessary for collecting, storing, purifying " " ^^' 
and preser^'ing such water and for conveying the same to any 
part of said town of Millville; provided, that no source of water Proviso, 
supply and no lands necessary for preserving the quality of the 
water shall be taken without first obtaining the advice and 
approval of the department of public health, and that the 
location of all dams, reservoirs, wells or filter galleries to be 
used as sources of water supply under this act shall be subject 
to .the approval of said department. Said town of Millville May erect 
may construct and may erect on the lands taken or held under fay"plp^^'etc 
the provisions of this act proper dams, reservoirs, buildings, 
standpipes, fixtures and other structures, and may make exca- 



286 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 261. 



Proviso. 



Restrictions as 
to construction, 
etc., within 
railroad 
locations. 



Board of water 
commissioners 
to manage, 
control, etc. 



Damages, 
recovery, etc. 



May issue 
bonds, etc. 



Town of 
Millville Water 
Loan, Act of 
1925. 



Payment of 
loan, etc. 



vations, procure and operate machinery, and provide such other 
means and appHances and do such other things as may be 
necessary for the estabhshment and maintenance of complete 
and effective water works; and for that purpose may construct 
wells and reservoirs, establish pumping works and lay down and 
maintain conduits, pipes and other works, under or over any 
lands, water courses, railways, railroads or public or private 
ways, and along any such way in said town of Millville or said 
portion of the town of Uxbridge in such manner as not unneces- 
sarily to obstruct the same; and for the purpose of construct- 
ing, laying, maintaining, operating and repairing such conduits, 
pipes and other works, and for all other proper purposes of this 
act, said town of Millville 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 thereon; pro^^ded, that no 
public way in the town of Uxbridge shall be dug up, and no 
conduits or pipes shall be laid in any such public way, except 
under the direction of the selectmen of said town of Uxbridge, 
and provided, further, that any public way so dug up shall be 
restored by the town of Millville to a condition satisfactory to 
the selectmen of the town of Uxbridge. Said town of Millville 
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 department of public utilities. 

Section 3. The land taken or acquired under this act shall 
be managed, improved and controlled by the board of water 
commissioners of the town of Millville hereinafter provided for, 
in such manner as they shall deem for the best interest of the 
said town. 

Section 4. Any person or corporation injured in his or its 
property by any action of said town of Millville or board under 
this act may recover damages from said town under said chap- 
ter seventy-nine; provided, that the right to damages for the 
taking of any water, water right or water source, or any injury 
thereto, shall not vest until the water is actually withdrawn or 
diverted by said town under authority of this act. 

Section 5. Said town of Millville may, for the purpose of 
paying the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred or to be 
incurred under the provisions of this act, issue from time to 
time bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding in the aggregate 
one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, which shall bear on 
their face the words. Town of ISIillville Water Loan, Act of 
1925. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, 
and such loans shall be payable in not more than thirty 3'ears 
from their dates. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall 
be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as provided 
herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws. 

Section 6. Said town of Millville shall, at the time of 
authorizing said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof 
in accordance with the provisions of section five; and when a 
vote to tha-t effect has been passed, a gum which, with the 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 261. 287 

income derived from the water rates, will be sufficient to pay 
the annual expense of operating the water works and the interest 
as it accrues on the bonds or notes 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 said town annually thereafter in the same 
manner as other taxes, until the debt incurred by the said loan 
or loans is extinguished. 

Section 7. ^^^loever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pollutes Penalty for 
or diverts any of the waters taken or held under this act, or ^^i^^^'""^ ^'^^^'' 
injures any structure, work or other property owned, held or 
used by said towm of Millville under the authority and for the 
purposes of this act, shall forfeit and pay to said town three 
times the amount of damages assessed therefor, to be recovered 
in an action of tort; and upon con\iction of any one of the 
above wilful or wanton acts shall be punished by a fine of not 
more than three hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not 
more than one year. 

Section 8. The said town of Millville shall, after its ac- Board of water 
ceptance of this act, at the same meeting at which the act is ^Snt'teTms. 
accepted or at a meeting called for the purpose, elect by ballot etc. 
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 
the annual town meeting held on the day on which the shortest 
of such terms expires and at each annual town meeting thereafter 
one such commissioner shall be elected by ballot for the term 
of three years. All the authority granted to the said town Authority, etc. 
by this act, except sections five and six, and not otherwise 
specially provided for shall be vested in said board of water 
commissioners, who shall be subject, however, to such instruc- 
tions, rules and regulations as said town may impose by its 
vote. A majority of said commissioners shall constitute a Quorum. 
quorum for the transaction of business. Any vacancy occur- Vacancies, how 
ring 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 tem- 
porarily by a majority vote of the selectmen, and the person so 
appointed shall hold office until the town fills the vacancy in 
the manner specified herein. 

Section 9. Said commissioners shall fix just and equitable To fix water 
prices and rates for the use of water, and shall prescribe the ■"a^es, etc. 
time and manner of payment. The income of the water works 
shall be applied to defraying all operating expenses, interest 
charges and payments on the principal as they accrue upon any 
bonds or notes issued under authority of this act. If there Net surplus, 
should be a net surplus remaining after providing for the afore- ^°'^' ^° ^^ "^^'^• 
said 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 



2S8 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 262. 



Annual report. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



except from the net surplus aforesaid unless the said town of 
Millville appropriates and provides money therefor. All au- 
thority vested in said commissioners by the foregoing provisions 
of this section shall be subject to the provisions of section eight. 
Said commissioners shall aimually, and as often as the said town 
may require, render a report upon the condition of the works 
under their charge and an account of their doings, including an 
account of receipts and expenditures. 

Section 10. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority of the voters of the town of Millville present and 
voting thereon at a town meeting called for the purpose within 
three years after its passage; but the number of meetings so 
called in any year shall not exceed three; and for the purpose 
only of being submitted to the voters of said town as aforesaid 
this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 21, 1925. 



Chap.262 An Act relative to the taxation of national banks and 

TRUST companies. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to 
defeat its purpose, which in part is to provide for an equitable 
basis of taxation for national banks and trust companies for the 
current year, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency 
law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public 
convenience. 



G. L. 63, § lOA, 
etc., amended. 



Taxation of 
certain banks 
upon their net 
income. 



Minimum tax. 



"Net income," 
term defined. 



Notice of 
election to be 
taxed upon net 
income. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section ten A of chapter sixty-thi-ee of the 
General Laws, inserted by section two of chapter four hundred 
and eighty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, as amended by section one of chapter two hundred and 
thirty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is 
hereby further amended by striking out said section ten A and 
inserting in place thereof the following:- — Section 10 A. All 
banks whose shares are subject to taxation under section one 
shall upon election be taxed upon their net income an amount 
equal to twelve and one half per cent thereof, but in no event 
shall said tax be less in amount than would be obtained by a 
tax at six per cent on the dividends paid during the taxable 
year hereinafter mentioned. The term "net income" as herein 
used shall mean the net income, for the taxable year as defined 
in paragraph six of section thirty, as required to be returned 
by the bank to the federal government under the federal revenue 
act applicable to the period, adding thereto any net losses as 
defined by said federal revenue act that have been deducted, 
and such interest and dividends received by the bank not so 
required to be returned as net income as would be taxable if 
received by an inhabitant of this commonwealth ; less interest, 
so required to be returned, which is received from bonds, notes 
and certificates of indebtedness of the United States. Any 
such bank electing to be thus taxed shall file with the commis- 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 263. 289 

sioner notice of such election, in such form as he shall prescribe, 
on or before the fifteenth day of March of the year in which 
the assessment is to be made, or within such further time as 
the commissioner may allow. The commissioner shall, as soon Exemption 
thereafter as may be, notify the assessors of the town where taxation^' 
such bank is located of such election, and in that event the local 
assessors shall make no assessment upon the shares of such bank 
in that year; and no such bank shall be liable to taxation under 
section fifty-eight. Banks making such election shall make Returns to 
returns to the commissioner within fifteen days after the date commissioner, 
of such election, setting forth in such detail as he may require 
the information required for assessment of the tax herein pro- 
vided. The statement required to be made under section four 
by the cashier of any such bank shall, if such bank elects to be 
taxed under this section, be made and delivered to the com- 
missioner. All provisions of this chapter relative to the assess- Certain busi- 
ment, collection, payment, abatement and administration of taxlaws'^to^*'"'^ 
taxes applicable to business corporations shall, so far as per- app^y- 
tinent, be applicable to taxes under this section. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect as of March thirty- Effective date. 
first, nineteen hundred and twenty-five. 

Approved April 23, 1925. 



An Act to authorize the town of belmont to borrow (Jfidnj 263 

MONEY FOR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotvs: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing and originally Town of 
furnishing and equipping a junior high school building, the borrow°mone^y 
town of Belmont may borrow from time to time, within a for junior high 

• 1 P r f xi r xl • X 1 school purposes. 

period or iive years Irom the passage or this act, such sums as 
may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, two hun- 
dred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Belmont School Loan, Belmont School 
Act of 1925. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate ['g°25°' ^'^^ °^ 
loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than fifteen 
years from their dates, but no issue shall be authorized under 
this act unless a sum equal to an amount not less than ten per 
cent of such authorized issue is voted fm- the same purpose to 
be raised by the tax levy of the year when authorized. Indebt- 
edness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the statutory 
limit, but shall, except as herein provided, be subject to the 
provisions of chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive 
of the proviso inserted in section seven of said chapter by chap- 
ter three hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three. 

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

Approved April 24, 1925. 



290 Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 264, 265. 



Chap,264: An Act relative to the powers and duties of the division 
OF waterways and public lands in connection with the 

PROPERTY OF THE COMMONWEALTH IN THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH 
ACQUIRED IN CONNECTION WITH THE PILGRIM TERCENTENARY. 

Emergency Whereas, The deferred operation of this act woidd tend to 

defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

G. L. 91, new SECTION 1. Chapter ninety-one of the General Laws is 

' hereby amended by inserting after section two the following 

Powers and ncw scction: — Scction 2 A. The division, ha\ang charge under 

sionlsf water-' scction two of the lands, pier, structures and other property in 

ways and the town of Plymouth belonging to the commonwealth which 

connectfon wiUi wcrc acquircd, built or improved by the Pilgrim tercentenary 

i'n^town'of'^'^^ commission under chapter one hundred and eighty-seven of 

Plymouth the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen, may repair, 

connectiorTwith alter and maintain said pier and other structures, and if it 

cen^enary'^ dcems it advisable remove said pier, or may equip, operate and 

administer the same for the benefit of the commonwealth, 

and may from time to time make such rules and regulations, and 

may charge such reasonable rates for the use of said pier and 

equipment, as shall be approved by the governor and council. 

All receipts hereunder shall be paid into the state treasury. 

Town of The town of Plymouth shall have police jurisdiction over said 

hav™poiice° lauds, picr and other property. Subject to appropriation and 

jurisdiction, with the approval of the governor and council, the division may 

arrange with said town or with any appropriate memorial or 

nance,"etc°*of historical society for the care, maintenance and use of said 

property. lands, pier and other property or any part or parts thereof, and 

said town is hereby authorized to appropriate money to pay 

Sale, lease, etc., the costs and cxpcnscs of such care and maintenance. With 

^^^^' the approval of the governor and council, the di\dsion may sell 

and convey or lease said pier. 

for^repair oP SECTION 2. The divisiou of watcrways and public lands 

pier for care may cxpcnd from item six hundred and nineteen of the general 

and mainte- " '■. ^. j_ p ^i j_ ^ j. i- 

nance of prop- appropriation act or the current year such sums, not exceeding 

erty, etc. j^jj^g thousand dollars, as may be necessary for the repair of 

said pier and its abutments and approaches, and for the care 

and maintenance during the current fiscal year of the lands, 

structures and other property mentioned in section one. 

Approved April 24x^ 1925. 



Chap.2Q5 An Act relative to the definition of "net income" as 

APPLIED TO the TAXATION OF FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC BUSI- 
NESS CORPORATIONS. 

prTambie"^ IF/igrca^, The deferred operation of this act would cause sub- 

stantial inconvenience inasmuch as it applies to taxes levied 
in the current year, therefore it is hereby declared to be an 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 266. 291 

emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the 
pubHc convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1, Paragraph numbered five of section thirty of pa;y^g®?g \ll' 
chapter sixty-three of the General Laws, as amended by chapter amended. 
three hundred and two of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-two, is hereby further amended by striking out, in the 
fifth, sixth and seventh lines of said paragraph, the words "of 
nineteen hundred and eighteen or the federal revenue act of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-one, whichever of said acts may 
be applicable" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
applicable to the period, adding thereto any net losses as defined 
by said federal revenue act that have been deducted, — so as 
to read as follows: — 5. "Net income", except as otherwise Definition of 
provided in sections thirty-four and thirty-nine, the net income as°app?i^Tto 
for the taxable year as required to be returned by the cor- taxation of 
poration to the federal government under the federal revenue domestic 
act applicable to the period, adding thereto any net losses corporations, 
as defined by said federal revenue act that have been deducted, 
and, in the case of a domestic business corporation, such interest 
and dividends, not so required to be returned as net income, 
as would be taxable if received by an inhabitant of this com- 
monwealth; less, both in the case of a domestic business cor- 
poration and of a foreign corporation, interest, so required to 
be returned, which is received upon bonds, notes and certificates 
of indebtedness of the United States. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect as of April first, nine- Effective date. 
teen hundred and twenty-five, and shall apply to all taxes ^**^' 
which are assessed with respect to income normally required to 
be returned during the first ten days of April of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-five and thereafter. 

Approved April 24, 1925. 



Chap.2m 



An Act extending the authority of the department of 
education in the enrolment of certain persons in cor- 
respondence courses. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seven of chapter sixty-nine of the General Laws is g. l. 69, § 7, 
hereby amended by inserting after the word "commonwealth" amended. 
in the sixth line the words: — and, pro\'ided that the fees 
charged exceed the cost of service, may enroll in correspondence 
courses such non-residents as are approved by the department, 
— so as to read as follows : — Section 7. The department may Department of 
co-operate with existing institutions of learning in the estab- university 
lishment and conduct of university extension and correspondence extension and 

,1 1 • • i i- f 11 1 correspondence 

courses; may supervise the admmistration oi all such courses courses. 

supported in whole or in part by the commonwealth; and also, 

where deemed advisable, may establish and conduct such courses 

for the benefit of residents of the commonwealth and, provided Enrolment of 

I 1 i» p • II • certain non- 

that the fees charged exceed the cost of service, may enroll in residents in 



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correspondence correspondence courses such non-residents as are approved by 
Grantfn of ^^® department. It may, in accordance with rules and regu- 
oertificates. lations established by it, grant to students satisfactorily com- 
pleting such courses suitable certificates. 

Approved April 34, 1925, 



Chap.267 ^^ •^^'t to extend the powers of certain mutual insur- 
ance COMPANIES. 



G. L. 175, § 6, 
etc., amended. 



Insurance 
company 
receivership 
proceedings. 



G. L. 175, §23A, 
etc., amended. 



Certain insur- 
ance companies 
to notify com- 
missioner of 
impairment of 
capital stock, 
reduction of 
assets below 
required 
amount, im- 
pairment of 
securities, in- 
sufficiency of 
funds, etc. 



Foreign 
companies to 
give notice of 
change in name, 
change in 
location of 
home office, 
etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the last sen- 
tence of section six, inserted by section three of chapter one 
hundred and fifty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five, and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Nothing in section twenty-three, seventy-four or ninety-three 
D shall prevent the commissioner from proceeding as herein- 
before provided against any domestic company mentioned in 
said sections. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-five is 
hereby further amended by striking out section twenty-three A, 
inserted by section two of chapter one hundred and fifty-four 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Section 23 A. Every stock 
company, every foreign company described in section one 
hundred and fiity-five and every mutual company having a 
guaranty capital shall forthwith notify the commissioner in 
writing in such form and detail as he may require of any 
impairment of its capital stock or deposit or guaranty capital, 
respectively, on the basis fixed by sections nine to twelve, 
inclusive. Every foreign mutual company, other than life, 
whose net cash assets or contingent assets become less than 
the amount required of said company by section one hundred 
and fiftj^-one, every domestic mutual company whose amount 
of insurance or premiums in force or number of risks on its 
books become less than the amount or number required of 
said company by section seventy-four, ninety A, ninety-two, 
ninety-three, ninety-three A or ninety-three B, or whose secu- 
rity required by clauses (4) or (5) of said section ninety-three 
becomes impaired, every mutual company which levies an 
assessment on its members, and every life company whose 
actual funds, exclusive of its capital, are not of a net cash 
value equal to its liabilities, including the net value of its 
policies, computed by the rules of valuation established by 
sections nine and eleven, shall forthwith notify the commis- 
sioner in writing as aforesaid to that effect. 

Every foreign company shall give notice, as aforesaid, of any 
change in its corporate name, in the location of its home or 
principal office and of any amendments to its charter or articles 
of incorporation relative to the classes of business it may trans- 
act and, in case of a foreign company described in section one 
hundred and fifty-five, of any change of its resident manager 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 267. 293 

in the United States, or of the trustees, if any, appointed under 
section one hundi-ed and fifty-six, or of the location of his or 
their principal office. Every foreign company shall, within niingof 
thirty days after the filing of said notice, or within such further ^^^^'^^t 
time as the commissioner maj^ allow, file with him duly certified setting forth 
documents executed and authenticated in a manner satisfactory °'^*'^^®®' ®^°- 
to the commissioner setting forth any such change or amendment 
other than a change in the location of its office or that of its 
resident manager or trustees. 

vSection 3. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-five, as g.l. 175, §47, 
amended in section forty-seven by chapter one hundred and ^^^- amended, 
ninety-eight, section one of chapter two hundred and fifteen 
and section three of chapter two hundred and seventy-seven of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, is hereby further 
amended by striking out said section forty-seven and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Section ^7. Companies may purposes of 
be incorporated under and subject to the provisions of this incorporation 

A , . •> ^ of insurance 

chapter tor the lollowmg purposes: companies. 

First, To insure agn inst loss or damage to property by fire ; Kinds of busi- 
explosion, fire ensuing; explosion, no fire ensuing, except explo- °®®®' 
sion of steam boilers and flywheels; lightning, hail, or tempest 
on land; earthquake, bombardment; invasion, foreign enemies, 
insurrection, riot, civil war or commotion, military or usurped 
power; a rising of the waters of the ocean or its tributaries; or 
by any two or more of said causes; and against loss of use or 
occupancy caused thereby. 

Second, To insure vessels, freights, goods, money, effects, and 
money lent on bottomry or respondentia, against the perils of 
the sea and other perils usually insured against by marine 
insurance; risks of inland navigation and transportation; also, 
in connection with marine or inland marine or transportation 
insurance on property, to insure against any risk whether to 
person or to property, including liability for loss or damage 
to either, arising out of the construction, repair, operation, 
maintenance or use of the subject matter of such primary in- 
surance; also to insure against loss or damage to and loss of 
use of motor vehicles, their fittings and contents, whether such 
vehicles are being operated or not, and wherever the same may 
be, resulting from accident, collision, fire, lightning, theft, and 
any of the perils usually insured against by marine insurance, 
or from risks of inland navigation and transportation; and 
against loss or damage caused by teams, automobiles or other 
vehicles, except rolling stock of railways, to the property of 
another, for which loss or damage any person is liable; but 
not including insurance against loss or damage by reason of 
bodily injury or death by accident to any person resulting from 
the maintenance and use of motor vehicles. 

Third, To insure against loss or damage to motor vehicles, 
other than motor boats, their fittings and contents, whether 
such vehicles are being operated or not, and wherever the same 
may be, resulting from accident, collision, fire, lightning, theft, 
and any of the perils usually insured against by marine insur- 
ance, and risks of inland navigation and transportation. 



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Purposes of 
incorporation 
of insurance 
companies. 

Kinds of busi- 
ness. 



Fourth, (a) To guarantee the fidehty of persons in positions 
of trust, private or pubhc, and (b) to act as surety on official 
bonds and for the performance of other obhgations. 

Fifth, To insure against loss or damage to property of the 
insured, and loss or damage to the life, person or property of 
another for which the insured is liable, caused by the explosion 
of steam boilers, tanks or other receptacles under pressure, or 
their connections, or by the breakage or rupture of machinery 
or flywheels, and against loss of use and occupancy caused 
thereby. 

Sixth, To insure (a) any person against bodily injury or 
death by accident, or (6) any person against loss or damage on 
account of the bodily injury or death by accident of any person, 
or against damage caused by teams, automobiles or other 
vehicles, except rolling stock of railways, to the property of 
another, for which loss or damage such person is liable, or (c) 
against loss or damage to, or loss of use of, motor vehicles de- 
signed to operate on land, their fittings and contents, whether 
such vehicles are being operated or not, and wherever the same 
may be, resulting from collision or accident, except loss or 
damage by fire or liglitning or while being transported in any 
conveyance by land or water, and (d) to make insurance upon 
the health of individuals. 

Seventh, To insure against the breakage of plate glass, local 
or in transit. 

Eighth, To insure against loss or damage to any goods or 
premises of the insured, and loss or damage to the property of 
another for which the insured is liable, caused by the breakage 
or leakage of sprinklers, pumps, water pipes, elevator tanks 
and cylinders, steam pipes and radiators, or plumbing and its 
fixtures, or against accidental injmy from other causes than 
fire, lightning, bombardment or wind storm to such sprinklers, 
pumps, water pipes, elevator tanks and cylinders, steam pipes 
and radiators, plumbing and fixtures; also to insure against 
loss or damage to any goods or premises of the insured, and loss 
or damage to the property of another for which the insured is 
liable, caused by the leakage of roofs, leaders and spouts, or by 
rain and snow driven through broken and open windows and 
skylights, or caused by the contents of any tank, or impact of 
any falling tank, tank platform or supports erected in or upon 
any building, and to insure against loss of use and occupancy 
due to any of said causes. 

Ninth, To insure against loss or damage to property and loss 
of use and occupancy arising from accidents to elevators, bicy- 
cles and vehicles, except rolling stock of railways. 

Tenth, To carry on the l)usincss commonly known as credit 
insurance or guaranty, either by agreeing to purchase uncol- 
lectible debts, or otherwise to insure against loss or damage 
from the failure of persons indebted to the insured to meet their 
liabilities. 

Eleventh, To examine titles of real and personal property, 
furnish information relative thereto, and insure owners and 
others interested therein against loss by reason of encum- 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 267. 295 

brances, defective title or the insufficiency of any mortgage Purposes of 
held or sold by the insurer as security for the amount secured "n'nsurance" 
by such mortgage, or against any other loss in connection with companies. 
any such mortgage or any interest therein, and to buy and sell Kinds of busi- 
mortgages of real property and interests therein. 

Twelfth, To insure against property loss or damage by 
burglary, robbery, any larceny, any breaking and entry or 
entry without breaking of any house, building, ship, vessel or 
railroad car, and loss or damage by forgery. 

Tliirteenth, To insure against loss from the death of domestic 
animals and to furnish veterinary service. 

Fourteenth, To transact outside of the territorial limits of 
the United States any and all forms of insurance. 

Fifteenth, To reinsure risks of every kind or description 
undertaken by other companies. 

Section 4. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-five is g.l. 175, §48A 
hereby further amended by striking out section forty-eight A, ^ *'' * 
inserted by section six of chapter four hundred and six of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and tv/enty-four, and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Section 48 A. Ten or more per- Mutual insur- 
sons, residents of this commonwealth, may form a mutual ftJ'rmation"''^'^' 
company (a) to transact the business set forth in any one of kinds of 
the clauses of section forty-seven, except the eleventh, fourteenth 
or fifteenth ; (b) to transact the business set forth in the first and 
eighth clauses; (c) to transact the business set forth in the first, 
second and eighth clauses; or (d) to transact the business set 
forth in any two or more of the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, 
eighth, ninth, tenth, twelfth, and thirteenth clauses thereof. 

Companies organized under this section to transact business Certain mutual 
under the first clause of said section forty-seven shall be sub- s°"ject^to^ 
ject to the provisions of sections seventy-three and seventy-nine, certain laws 
those organized under this section to transact business under [ssuing^f 
the second, third, fourth, fifth or sixth clause of said section poi'^ies. 
forty-seven shall be subject to the provisions of section eighty- 
six, ninety A, ninety B, ninety-two or ninety-three, respectively, 
those organized under this section to transact business under 
the seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, twelfth or thirteenth clause 
of said section forty-seven shall be subject to the provisions of 
section ninety-three A, those organized under (6) or (c) hereof 
shall be sul>ject to the provisions of said section ninety A, and 
those organized under (d) hereof shall be subject to the pro- 
visions of section ninety-three B, relative to the issuing of 
policies. 

Section 5. Section fifty-four of said chapter one hundred g.l. 175, §54, 
and seventy-five, as amended by chapter one hundred and 
fifty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, 
and by section two of chapter two hundred and ninety-eight 
and section six of chapter four hundred and fifty, both of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further 
amended by striking out the first paragraph and clauses (a) to 
(/), inclusive, and inserting In place thereof the following: — 

Section 54- No domestic mutual company shall transact any Kinds of 
-other kind of business than is specified in its charter or agree- ^^y^br^^"'^ 



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combined by 
certain mutual 
insurance 
companies. 



G. L. 175, § 90. 
etc., amended. 



Certain mutual 
companies and 
their officers, 
etc., subject 
to mutual fire 
company laws, 
etc. 



ment of association, except that it may in addition transact 
the kinds of business specified below by reference to the several 
clauses of section forty-seven, as follows : — 

(a) The fii-st, if authorized to transact fire insurance. 

(b) The second, if authorized to transact the first and it has 
two million dollars of insurance in force in not less than eight 
hundred separate risks in the commonwealth. 

(c) The sixth, if authorized to transact life insurance, whether 
or not it has a capital stock, provided it has a net surplus of not 
less than four hundred thousand dollars; but it shall not be 
authorized hereunder to transact workmen's compensation 
insurance under section fifty-two of chapter one hundred and 
fifty-two. 

(d) The eighth, if authorized to transact the first. 

(e) Any one or more of the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, 
ninth, tenth, twelfth and thirteenth clauses, if authorized to 
transact business under any one of said clauses, provided that 
before transacting business under any additional clause, other 
than the fourth, it shall have secured the applications for in- 
surance against the hazards specified therein required by section 
ninety-two, ninety-three or ninety-three A of a mutual com- 
pany formed to transact business under such additional clause, 
or in lieu of such applications, shall have a net surplus, com- 
puted on the basis fixed by sections ten to twelve, inclusive, of 
not less than one hundred thousand dollars for each such addi- 
tional clause, which net surplus shall be maintained as long as 
it transacts business under such additional clause; and pro- 
vided further, that before transacting business under the fourth 
clause, it shall have a guaranty capital as provided in section 
ninety B and a net surplus, so computed, of not less than one 
hundred thousand dollars. Any mutual company transacting 
business under this clause may accumulate and maintain the 
surplus recjuired hereunder in addition to the amount permitted 
by section eighty. The provision of section twenty-one that 
a mutual boiler company may insure in a single risk an amount 
of not exceeding one fourth of its net assets shall not apply to 
a mutual company transacting business under this clause. 

Section 6. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-five, as 
amended in section ninety by section four of chapter one hun- 
dred and fifty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
five, is hereby further amended by striking out said section 
ninety and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 
90. Mutual companies transacting business under any one or 
more of clauses three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, 
twelve and thirteen of section forty-seven, or under clause (a), 
{h), (d) or (e) of section fifty-four, and the officers and Vnembers 
of such companies, shall, except as provided in clause (e) of said 
section fifty-four and in sections ninety A, ninety B, ninety-two, 
ninety-three, ninety-three A, ninety-three B, ninety-three C 
and ninety-three D, be subject to the provisions of this chapter 
relating to mutual fire companies, and their officers and mem- 
bers, so far as applicable. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 267. 297 

Section 7. Said chapter one hundred and seA^enty-five is g. l. 175. two 
hereby further amended by inserting after section ninety the afte/fM""^ 
two following new sections: — Section 90 A. No policy shall Certain re- 
be issued by a mutual company formed to transact business fsJue^of^poifcies 
under the third clause of section forty-seven, or under clause by certain 
(h) or (c) of section forty-eight A, or by any such a company companies, 
with a guaranty capital of less than one hundred thousand 
dollars, until not less than one million dollars of insurance in 
not less than four hundred separate risks upon property located 
in the commonwealth, in case of a company formed under said 
third clause or said clause (6), or not less than two million dol- 
lars of insurance in not less than eight hundred separate risks 
as aforesaid, in case of a company formed under said clause 
(c), has been subscribed for and entered on its books. Section Same subject. 
90B. No policy shall be issued by a mutual company formed to 
transact business under the fourth clause of section forty-seven 
until it has established a fully paid-up guaranty capital of not 
less than two hundred thousand dollars, which shall be subject 
to the provisions of section seventy-nine, except as hereinafter 
and in section ninety-tlu'ee D provided. Such guaranty capital 
shall be maintained while the company transacts business 
under said clause and the pro\nsions of said section seventy- 
nine relative to the retirement of the guaranty capital of a 
mutual fire company shall not apply thereto. 

The principal on any bond or obligation executed by a mu- Principals on 
tual company as surety shall be deemed the member of the etc^fto be"*^^' 
company under sections seventy -six, seventy-nine, eighty, deemed mem- 
eighty-one, eighty-three to eighty-five, inclusive, and ninety. company, etc. 

Section 8. Section ninety-two of said chapter one hundred G. l. 175. § 92, 

, , n iji i'/^fii. etc., amended. 

and seventy-nve, as amended by section nve 01 chapter one 
hundred and fifty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five, is hereby further amended by striking out the 
last sentence, so as to read as follows: — Section 92. No policy Certain re- 
shall be issued by a mutual company formed to transact bus- fss"e*o°poi!ck3 
iness under the fifth clause of section forty-seven until insur- by mutual 
ance has been applied for to the amount of one million dollars Lsurance ^' 
upon not less than one hundred separate risks, nor until such companies, 
company has made arrangements for its protection from ex- 
traordinary losses caused by any one disaster by reinsurance as 
provided in section twenty. 

Section 9. Section ninety-three of said chapter one hun- G. l. 175, § 93, 
dred and seventy-five, as amended by section thirty of chapter ^ "" ^^^^ ^ 
four hundred and eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-one, is hereby further amended by striking out, in 
lines twenty-nine to thirty-seven, inclusive, the words : — ■ No 
such company which has at any time upon its books less insur- 
ance than the minimum amount required for one of the above 
options which it has selected as a basis for beginning business 
shall make any further insurance until it has secured applica- 
tions for policies which will restore the original condition in 
respect to the number and amount of applications, said appli- 
cations to be subject to the same provisions of this section as 



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Restrictions as 
to issue of 
policies by 
mutual liability 
companies. 



Liability of 
policy holders 
in such com- 
panies. 



G. L. 175, four 
new sections 
after § 93. 
Certain re- 
strictions as to 
issue of policies 
by certain 
mutual 
companies. 



apply to the subscriptions for a new company; nor shall it 
make any further insurance if the security recjuired by para- 
graphs (4) and (5) of this section becomes impaired until such 
impairment is made good, — so as to read as follows : — Sec- 
tion 93. No policy shall be issued by a mutual company formed 
to transact business under the sixth clause of section forty-seven 
until there has been secured by it — 

(1) Applications for insurance the premiums for which shall 
be not less than fifty thousand dollars; or 

(2) Applications by not less than one hundred employers 
ha\ing not less than ten thousand employees; or 

(3) Applications by not less than fifty employers having not 
less than five thousand employees, each of such employers 
having become obligated by the by-laws of the company for 
an amount not less than five times his cash premium, which 
may be called for as the necessities of the company to pay its 
losses and expenses may, in the judgment of its directors, re- 
quire ; or 

(4) Applications by not less than fifty employers having not 
less than five thousand employees, accompanied by a bond for 
one hundred thousand dollars running to the commonwealth, 
made by a surety company authorized to transact business 
therein and conditioned to assume and discharge all the obli- 
gations of the statutes applicable thereto upon the failure of the 
said company to perform and discharge the same; or 

(5) Applications by not less than fifty employers ha\ing not 
less than five thousand employees, accompanied by a fund of 
fifty thousand dollars, to be deposited with a trustee for the 
purpose of settling due and unpaid obligations of the com- 
pany, which fund, if drawn upon, shall be reimbursed by the 
employers in proportion to their several premiums ; nor, which- 
ever of the five options herein stated has been selected, until 
such company has made arrangements for its protection from 
extraordinary losses caused by any one disaster by reinsurance 
as provided in section twenty. 

The liability of any policy holder to pay his proportional 
part of any assessments which may be laid by the company, in 
accordance with law and his contract, on account of losses and 
expenses incurred while he was a member, shall continue so 
long as there are outstanding any obligations incurred while such 
member; but a policy holder in the companies specified in the 
first paragraph of section fifty-five shall not be liable to pay 
his proportional part of any assessments which may be laid by 
such companies, unless he is notified of such assessment within 
one year after the expiration or cancellation of his policy. 

Section 10. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-five is 
hereby further amended by inserting after section ninety-three 
the four following new sections : — Section 93 A . No policy shall 
be issued by a mutual company formed to transact business 
under the seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, twelfth or thirteenth 
clause of section forty-seven until it has secured applications 
for insurance upon not less than two hundred separate risks 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 267. 299 

in the commonwealth against the hazards specified in said 
clause, the premiums on which shall amount to not less than 
twenty-five thousand dollars. Section 9SB. No policy shall Same subject. 
be issued by a mutual company formed to transact business 
under clause (d) of section forty-eight A, until it has secured 
the applications for insurance required by section ninety-thi-ee 
A in respect to each clause under which it proposes to transact 
business and until it has established the guaranty capital re- 
quired by section ninety B, if it proposes to transact business 
under the fourth clause of section forty-seven. Section 93C. Certain mutual 
Any mutual company formed or authorized to transact business establish & 
under the third, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, twelfth fapitai^etc. 
or thirteenth clause of section forty-seven or under clause (b), 
(c) or (d) of section forty-eight A may, except as provided in 
section ninety B, at any time establish a guaranty capital as 
provided in and subject to the provisions of section seventy- 
nine. Section 93D. No mutual company transacting business Certain mutual 
under clause three, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, twelve or to'niakeany°* 
thirteen of section forty-seven, or under clause (6), (c) or {d) of [u^j^unti'f^T 
section forty-eight A, whose amount of insurance in force or 
premiums or number of risks on its books become at any time 
from any cause less than the amounts or number required by 
section ninety A, ninety-two, ninety-three, ninety-three A or 
ninety-three B, and no mutual company transacting business 
under the fourth or sixth clause of said section forty-seven whose 
guaranty capital required by section ninety B or whose security 
required by clause (4) or (5) of said section ninety-three, re- 
spectively, is impaired, shall make any further insurance until 
it has secured applications for policies which shall restore the 
amount of insurance or premiums or number of risks to the 
amounts and number required by said section ninety A, ninety- 
two, ninety-three, ninety-three A and ninet^^-three B, nor until 
such guaranty capital is restored to the amount required by 
said section ninety B nor until the security required by said 
clauses (4) and (5) of said section ninety-three is made good, 
nor until such company in any case has obtained a certificate 
as provided in section seventy-four. 

Section 11. Section one hundred and five of said chapter g. l. 175, § los, 
one hundred and seventy-five, as amended by section nine of ®**'' amended. 
chapter four hundred and six of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-four, is hereby further amended by adding at the 
end thereof the following new paragraph: — This section shall Fidelity and 

1, 11 • I'l. ii- corporate 

apply to all companies authorized to transact tlie business surety 
specified in the fourth clause of section forty-seven. companies. 

Section 12. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-five is g.l. 175, § isi, 
hereby further amended by striking out section one hundred a''^'^'^'^'*'^- 
and fifty-one and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 151. No foreign company shall be admitted and fdnaission of 
authorized to do business until — companies. 

First, It has deposited with the commissioner a certified copy Deposit of 
of its charter or deed of settlement and a statement of its of'^ha^er°etc 
financial condition and business, in the form prescribed by 



300 



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Proof of 
organization, 
capital, assets, 
etc. 



Filing power of 
attorney 
appointing 
commissioner, 
etc., attorney 
for service of 
process, etc. 



section twenty-five, and signed and sworn to as provided in 
said section, and has paid for the fiUng of such copy and state- 
ment the fees prescribed by section fourteen. 

Second, It has satisfied the commissioner that (1) it is fully and 
legally organized under the laws of its state or government to 
do the business it proposes to transact; that (2) it has, if a stock 
company, other than life, a fully paid-up capital, exclusive of 
stockholders' obligations of any description, unimpaired on the 
basis fixed by sections ten to twelve, inclusive, of an amount not 
less than is required by sections forty-eight and fifty-one of 
domestic stock companies transacting the same classes of 
business; that (3), it has, if a mutual company, other than life, 
and (a), if it proposes to transact business under any one of 
the clauses of section forty-seven, except the fourth, eleventh, 
fourteenth or fifteenth, or under the first and eighth clauses 
thereof, net cash assets computed on the basis fixed by sections 
ten to twelve, inclusive, at least equal to the amount of capital 
required by sections forty-eight and fifty-one of a domestic 
stock company transacting the same classes of business, or net 
cash assets, so computed, of not less than fifty thousand dollars 
and contingent assets of not less than three hundred thousand 
dollars, or net cash assets, so computed, of not less than seventy- 
five thousand dollars and contingent assets of not less than one 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars, or net cash assets equal to 
its total liabilities, both computed as aforesaid, and contingent 
assets of not less than one hundred thousand dollars; or, (b), if 
it proposes to transact business under the fourth clause of said 
section forty-seven, a fully paid-up and unimpaired guaranty 
capital of not less than two hundred thousand dollars and net 
cash assets, so computed, exclusive of said capital, of not less 
than one hundred thousand dollars; or, (c), if it proposes to 
transact business under the first, second and eighth clauses of 
said section forty-seven, net cash assets, so computed, of not 
less than four hundred thousand dollars, or net cash assets, so 
computed, of not less than three hundred thousand dollars and 
contingent assets of not less than two hundred thousand dol- 
lars; or, (d), if it proposes to transact business under any two 
or more of the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, 
twelfth and thirteenth clauses of said section forty-seven, net 
cash assets, computed as aforesaid, of not less than one hun- 
dred thousand dollars for each clause under which it proposes 
to transact business, in addition to the guaranty capital and 
net cash assets required by (b) hereof if it proposes to transact 
business under said fourth clause; that (4) such capital and 
assets, other than contingent, are well invested and available 
for the payment of losses in the commonwealth; and (5) that 
it insures in a single risk wherever located an amount no larger 
than one tenth of its net assets except as provided in section 
twenty-one. 

Third, It has filed with the commissioner a power of attorney 
constituting and appointing the commissioner or his successor 
its true and lawful attorney, upon whom all lawful processes in 
any action or legal proceeding against it may be served, and 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 267. 301 

therein shall agree that any lawful process against it which 
may be served upon its said attorney shall be of the same force 
and validity as if served on the company, and that the authority 
thereof shall continue in force irrevocable so long as any liability 
of the company remains outstanding in the commonwealth. 
The power of attorney shall be executed by the president and 
secretary of the company, or other officers duly authorized 
thereto, under its corporate seal, and shall be accompanied by 
a certified copy of the resolution of the board of directors of 
the company making said appointment and authorizing the 
execution of said power of attorney which shall be in a form 
prescribed by the commissioner. The service of such process 
shall be made by leaving the same in duplicate in the hands or 
office of the commissioner. One of the duplicates of such proc- 
ess, certified by the commissioner as having been served upon 
him, shall be deemed sufficient evidence thereof, and service 
upon such attorney shall be deemed service upon the principal. 

Fourth, It has appointed as provided in section one hundred Appointment of 
and sixty-three a resident or residents of the commonwealth as 
its agent or agents therein. 

Fifth, It has obtained from the commissioner a license stating obtaining 
that it has complied with the laws of the commonwealth and com^miss^Mr 
specifying the kinds of business it is authorized to transact. 

Section 13. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-five, as g. l. 175, § 152, 
amended in section one hundred and fifty-two by section ^^''■' amended. 
eleven of chapter four hundred and six of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further amended by striking 
out said section one hundred and fifty-two and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Section 152. No foreign com- Kinds of busi- 
pany shall transact in this commonwealth any land of business P®®^ ^^ foreign 

.„,.. ,..,. , p. insurance 

not specified m its charter and in its license. Any foreign companies in 
stock company, or any company described in section one hun- ^ ^^^^° "^^ ^" 
dred and fifty-five, admitted to the commonwealth, may, if its 
charter permits, be licensed to transact the kinds of business 
permitted to domestic stock companies under section fifty-one, 
subject to the provisions of clause {d) of said section fifty-one 
and of subdivision (2) of the second clause of section one hun- 
dred and fifty-one and of the first clause of said section one 
hundred and fifty-five. Any foreign mutual company admitted 
to the commonwealth may, if its charter permits, be hcensed to 
transact the classes of business permitted to domestic mutual 
companies under section fifty-four, subject to the provisions of 
clause (c) of said section fifty-four and of subdiWsion (3) of the 
second clause of said section one hundred and fifty-one. Any 
foreign life company admitted to the commonwealth may, if 
its charter permits, be licensed to transact the kinds of business 
permitted to domestic life companies under section one hundred 
and nineteen. Section fifty-two shall apply to any foreign 
company. 

Section 14. Section fifty-two of chapter one hundred and ^^^l^l' ^ ^^' 
fifty-two of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word "may", in the second line, the words: — , except 
as provided in clause (c) of section fifty-four of chapter one 



302 



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Workmen's 

compensation 

insurance by 

liability 

insurance 

companies. 



Certain foreign 
mutual insur- 
ance companies 
may continue 
to transact 
business, etc. 



Certain 
domestic 
mutual insur- 
ance companies 
may continue 
to transact 
business, etc. 



hundred and seventy-five, — so as to read as follows : — Sec- 
tion 52. Any liability insurance company authorized to do 
business in the commonwealth may, except as provided in 
clause (c) of section fifty-four of chapter one hundred and 
seventy-five, insure the liability to pay the compensation pro- 
vided for by this chapter; and when any such company insures 
the payment of such compensation it shall file with the com- 
missioner of insurance its classifications of risks and premiums 
relating thereto and subsequent proposed classifications or 
premiums, which shall not take effect until approved by the 
commissioner of insurance as adequate for the risks to which 
they respectively apply. The commissioner may withdraw his 
approval. 

Section 15. Any foreign mutual insurance company, law- 
fully transacting business in the commonwealth at the time this 
act takes effect under the first and second or under the first, 
second and eighth clauses of section forty-seven of chapter 
one hundred and seventy-five of the General Laws, may, sub- 
ject otherwise to the provisions of said chapter one hundred and 
seventy-five, continue to transact such business if and while it 
has net cash assets or net cash and contingent assets of the 
amounts specified in the provisions of section one hundred and 
fifty-one of said chapter one hundred and seventy-five in effect 
immediately prior to the effective date of this act and has at 
least two million dollars of insurance in force in not less than 
eight hundred separate risks. 

Section 16. Any domestic mutual insurance company, law- 
fully transacting business at the time this act takes effect under 
clause (6) or (c) of section fifty-four of said chapter one hun- 
dred and seventy-five, may, subject otherwise to the pro- 
visions of said chapter one hundred and seventy-five, continue 
to transact such business if and while it has the number of 
risks and amount of insurance in force specified in the provisions 
of said clause ih), or the amount of surplus specified in the pro- 
visions of said clause (c), in effect immediately prior to the 
effective date of this act. Approved April 24, 1925. 



Chap 



Additional 
land and 
buildings at 
Bristol County 
Tuberculo.sis 
Hospital at 
Attleboro. 
County com- 
missioners may 
borrow money, 
etc. 



.268 An Act authorizing the county of Bristol to borrow 
money for the purpose of providing additional land 
and buildings for the bristol county tuberculosis 
hospital at attleboro. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of providing additional land 
and buildings at the Bristol County Tuberculosis Hospital at 
Attleboro, the county commissioners of said couVity may 
expend a sum not exceeding thirty-two hundred dollars. 

Section 2. For the purpose aforesaid, the said coimty 
commissioners may borrow money on the credit of the county 
and issue notes of the county therefor to an amount not exceed- 
ing thirty-two hundred dollars. Such notes shall be payable by 
such annual payments beginning not more than one year from 
the date thereof as will extinguish each loan within three years 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 269, 270. 303 

from its date. The amount of such annual payment in any 
year shall not be less than the amount of the principal of the 
loan payable in any subsequent year. The notes shall be signed 
by the county treasurer and countersigned by the county 
commissioners. Each authorized issue shall constitute a 
separate loan. All sums necessary to meet interest payments 
on said notes and payments on account of principal as the 
same mature shall be assessed upon the towns and cities of said 
county that constitute the hospital district, in accordance with 
section eighty-five of chapter one hundred and eleven of the 
General Laws, as amended by section two of chapter one hun- 
dred and thirteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by the county commissioners of the county of Bristol ; provided, mi^^oners'"" 
that such acceptance occurs during the current year. Proviso. 

Approved April 24, 1925. 



An Act relative to the westfield river railway com- 
pany. 



C/mp.269 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter three hundred and twenty-six of the 1917, 326 (S), 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen, as amended ^memied 
in section ten by chapter four hundred and forty-eight of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty, is hereby further amended 
by striking out said section ten and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 10. The authority herein granted ^^^^^'^"^'♦^y 
shall cease if no part of the proposed railway has been built Westfieid River 
and put in operation on the fourteenth day of May, nineteen ^a^ny! whenTo 
hundred and thirty. cease. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect as of the fourteenth Efifective date. 
day of May in the current year. Approved April 2 4, 1925. 

An Act relative to allowances for artillery mechanics. (JhnY) 270 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty-three of the General Laws, as revised by g. l. 33, etc., 
chapter four hundred and sixty-five of the acts of nineteen § i5i, amended. 
hundred and twenty-four, is hereby amended by striking out 
section one hundred and fifty-one and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 151. There shall annually be allowed Allowances for 
and paid, under such regulations as may be promulgated by mechanics. 
the commander-in-chief, to each field artillery unit the sum of 
eight hundred dollars for the employment of a competent 
mechanic, to be appointed by the unit commander and ap- 
proved by the state quartermaster, and who shall be regularly 
enlisted in the unit. The said mechanic shall devote his time 
and labor exclusively to the care of the artillery equipment and 
material of the unit, except, however, that he may be required 
by the state quartermaster to perform, without further com- 
pensation, the duties of assistant armorer in the quarters oc- 
cupied by the unit. Approved April 27, 1925. 



304 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 271, 272, 273. 



Appropriations 
by city of 
Boston for 
mtinicipal 
purposes. 



Chap. 271 An Act relative to appropriations by the city of boston 

FOR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston may by vote of the city 
council, with the approval of the mayor, in the manner specified 
in section three of chapter four hundred and eighty-six of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and nine, make appropriations for 
municipal purposes for the financial year ending on December 
thirty-first, nineteen hundred and twenty-five, not exceeding 
the sum of eleven dollars and seventy-five cents on each one 
thousand dollars of the valuation upon which the appropriations 
by the city council are based. 

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

Approved April 27, 1925. 



Chap. 21 2 An Act relative to the purchase of land for municipal 

PURPOSES BY TOWNS. 



G. L. 40, § 14, 
etc., amended. 



Cities and 
towns may 
purchase, take, 
etc., for 
municipal 
purposes land, 
etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fourteen of chapter forty of the General Laws, as 
amended by section seven of chapter four hundred and eighty- 
six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one and by 
chapter two hundred and sixty-six of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-three, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word " purpose " in the sixteenth line the words : — 
by any city subject to this section, — so as to read as follows: 
— Section 14- The aldermen of any city, except Boston, or 
the selectmen of a town may purchase, or take by eminent 
domain under chapter seventy-nine, for any municipal purpose 
any land, easement or right therein within the town not already 
appropriated to public use, including an easement in land 
adjoining the location of a public way consisting of a right to 
have the land of the location protected by having the surface 
of such adjoining land slope from the boundary of the location; 
but no land, easement or right therein shall be taken or pur- 
chased under this section unless the taking or purchase thereof 
has previously been authorized by the city council or by vote 
of the town, nor until an appropriation of money, to be raised 
by loan or otherwise, has been made for the purpose by a two 
thirds vote of the city council or by a two thirds vote of the 
town, and no lot of land shall be purchased for any municipal 
purpose by any city subject to this section for a price more than 
twenty-five per cent in excess of its average assessed valuation 
during the previous three years. Approved April 27,'^ 1925. 

Chap.27S An Act further extending the term of service of the 

SPECIAL COMMISSION ON THE NECESSARIES OF LIFE AND 
vesting it WITH CERTAIN POWERS IN THE EVENT OF A FUEL 
EMERGENCY. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to 
defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an 



Restriction as 
to nrice to be 
paid by a city. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 273. 305 

emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the 
public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The term of service of the special commission special com- 
on the necessaries of Hfe, appointed under chapter three hun- ^^''^ece°g°aries 
dred and twenty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and of life, term of 
twenty-one, as extended to May first, nineteen hundred and ^tended, 
twenty-three by section one of chapter three hundred and p°J'"'^' '^"*'®^' 
forty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, to 
May first, nineteen hundred and twenty-four by section one 
of chapter three hundred and twenty of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three, and to May first, nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five by section one of chapter three hundred and 
twenty of the acts of nineteen hundred and twxnty-four, is 
hereby further extended to May first, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-seven, and during the term hereby extended the com- 
mission shall have all the powers and duties granted and im- 
posed by sections two to four, inclusive, of said chapter three 
hundred and twenty-five, as amended by section one of chap- 
ter ninety-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four. 
During said extended term the chairman of said commission 
shall have authority to act for the commission when the com- 
mission is not in session, and the compensation of its chairman 
shall continue to be as provided in section one of said chapter 
three hundred and twenty-five. 

Section 2. The unexpended balances of any appropriations Unexpended 
heretofore made for the use of the commission are hereby made certain""^ °^ 
available for the purposes of the commission during the current appropriations 
fiscal year and the commission, from such balances and irom etc. 
such additional appropriations not exceeding seventeen thou- 
sand dollars as may be made by the general court, ma^^ expend 
such sums as shall be approved by the governor and council. 
The commission shall report annually to the general court not Annual report. 
later than the second Wednesday of January. 

Section 3. Whenever the governor shall determine that a Governor may 
fuel emergency exists, he may, w^ith the approval of the council, saTdlspedai 
by a writing signed by him, designate the aforesaid special gpj"™'!^'"'^ ^° 
commission to act as an emergency fuel administrator, which emergency fuel 
shall have with respect to fuel all the powers and authority admimstrator. 
granted by the Commonwealth Defence Act of nineteen hun- 
dred and seventeen, being chapter three hundred and forty- 
two of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen, to 
persons designated or appointed by the governor under section 
twelve of said chapter three hundred and forty-two; and he 
may revoke such written authority at any time. The provisions Certain 
of said chapter three hundred and forty-two are hereby made common- 
operative until May first, nineteen hundred and twenty-seven to ^IfeMe Act 
such extent as the provisions of this act may require. rnade operative, 

Section 4. This act shall take effect May fu-st, nineteen Egpc^jye ^^^^^ 
hundred and twenty-five. Approved April 29, 1925. 



306 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 274, 275. 



City of 
Peabody may 
take, etc., 
lands, etc., in 
town of Lynn- 
field for 
conveying 
certain water 
purchased from 
city of Lynn, 
etc. 



May establish 
pumping 
works, lay 
pipes, etc. 



Chap.274: ^^ Act relative to an additional water supply for the 

CITY OF peabody. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Peabody, after the signing of a con- 
tract for the purchase of water from the city of Lynn under the 
authority granted by chapter two hundred and fifteen of the 
acts of nineteen liundred and twenty-four, may take by eminent 
domain, under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or 
acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold, all lands, rights of 
way and other easements, situated in the town of Lynnfield, 
that may be necessary for the conveying of such water into 
Humphreys pond, now Suntaug lake, situated partly in the 
city of Peabody and partly in said town. 

Section 2. For the purpose of conveying such water as 
aforesaid, said city of Peabody may establish, maintain and 
operate pumping works and may construct, lay and maintain 
conduits, pipes and other works under or over any lands, water 
courses, railroads, railways and public or private ways, and 
along any such way in said town, in such manner as not un- 
necessarily to obstruct the same; and for the purpose of con- 
structing, laying, maintaining, operating and repairing such 
aqueducts, conduits, pipes and other works, and for all other 
proper purposes of this act, said city of Peabody may enter 
upon and dig up or raise and embank any such lands, or public 
or other ways, in such manner as to cause the least possible 
hindrance to public travel thereon; provided, that no way in 
said town shall be dug up except with the consent of the select- 
men of said town and that any such way so dug up shall be 
restored to the satisfaction of said selectmen. Said city shall 
not enter upon, construct or lay any aqueducts, 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 department of public utilities. 

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

Approved April 29, 1925. 



Proviso. 



Restrictions as 
to entry upon 
railroad 
locations. 



Chap.275 



City of Beverly 
may appro- 
priate money 
in connection 
with holding 
in said city of 
state con- 
vention of 
Veterans of 
Foreign Wars 
of the United 
States. 



An Act authorizing the city of beverly to appropriate 
money to provide facilities for holding in said city 
during the current year the state convention of the 
veterans of foreign wars of the united states. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: ^ 

Section 1. The city of Beverly may appropriate a sum, 
not exceeding two thousand dollars, for tJie purpose of pro- 
viding proper facilities for public entertainment at the time of 
the state convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the 
United States to be held in said city on the nineteenth, twentieth 
and twenty-first days of June, nineteen hundred and twenty- 
five and of paying expenses incidental to such entertainment. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 276. 307 

Money so appropriated shall be expended under the direction 
of the finance and property committee of the board of aldermen 
of said city. 

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

Approved April 29, 1925. 



AtJ Act to authorize the city of brockton to accept in ni.fjj. oyfi 

TRUST A conveyance OF THE GRAND ARMY BUILDING IN THAT ^' 

city. 

Whereas, The su^^•iving members of The Fletcher Webster Preamble. 
Post No. 13 Grand Army of the Republic Department of 
Massachusetts, realizing that their ranks are rapidly thinning 
and that only a short time will elapse when the last comrade 
shall have answered the call of the Great Commander, desire 
to take such steps as shall serve to perpetuate the memory of 
the men who fought in the civil war; and with this end in view, 
and to show their loyalty and patriotism, and their love for 
the city of Brockton, they desire to convey to said city the prop- 
erty on East Ehn street, known as Grand Army Hall; therefore, 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. In pursuance of a vote of The Fletcher Webster citvof 
Post No. 13 Grand Army of the Republic Department of ^J-°JpY°°t7^Yt 
Massachusetts, at a regular meeting held January twenty- a conveyance of 
eighth, nineteen hundred and twenty-fiA'e, which vote was signed Army'^buiiding 
by George A. Grant, president, and Alvah Withee, clerk, and 'n that city. 
attested as official by Andrew C. Gibbs, commander, and 
Alvah Withee, adjutant, directing the board of trustees to take 
action with a view to turning over to the city of Brockton the 
property on East Elm street, known as Grand Ai-my Hall, for 
a memorial building, The Fletcher Webster Post No. 13 Grand 
Army of the Republic Department of Massachusetts, acting 
by the following members, namely, George A. Grant, president 
of the trustees, Alvah Withee, clerk, and George A. Grant, 
Benjamin Ford, Thomas F. Palmer, Oliver F. Hayes and John 
F. Lufkin, or a majority of the said persons or of their suc- 
cessors as trustees, is hereby authorized to convey in trust to 
the city of Brockton the Grand Army building on East Elm 
street in said city, and the land appurtenant thereto, and said 
city is hereby authorized to accept the same upon the terms 
and conditions hereinafter set forth. 

Section 2. The city of Brockton, in consideration of its Building to be 
acceptance of the conveyance authorized by this act, shall for- niemoriaf to^^ * 
ever maintain the said building as a memorial to the men of civU war 
Brockton who served in the army or navy of the United States ""^ ^'^^°^' 
in the civil war, shall keep the building in good repair and 
properly equipped, heated and lighted, and shall replace it if it 
shall be destroyed by fire or otherwise, shall preserve the main 
hall thereof and the pictures therein, so far as possible, in the 
same condition in which they now are, and shall permit the useofhaiiin 
use of said hall for meetings of the inhabitants of said city for b">idmg, etc. 



308 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 276. 



City to place 
flag upon 
graves of civil 
war veterans. 



Powers and 
duties to be 
exercised and 
performed by 
a board of 
trustees, etc. 



Proviso. 



Chairman and 
secretary of 
board of 
trustees. 



Custodian, etc. 



Rentals, 
disposition of 
proceeds, etc. 



patriotic, charitable, benevolent or educational purposes, and 
for meetings or entertainments given by churches or by re- 
ligious, charitable or benevolent secieties at such rental as the 
trustees hereinafter provided for may deem expedient and 
proper. 

Section 3. The city shall also on every memorial day place 
a flag of the United States upon every grave or tomb in the 
city in which is buried or placed the body of any soldier or 
sailor who served in the army or navy of the United States 
during the civil war. 

Section 4. The powers and duties hereby conferred and 
imposed upon the city of Brockton shall be exercised and 
performed by an unpaid board of seven trustees to be appointed 
by the mayor, with the approval of the city council, to serve 
for terms of three years, except that of the initial appointees 
two shall serve for two years, two for three years, and three for 
four years. Any vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as 
the original appointment. A majority of the trustees shall 
always be descendants of men who served in the army or navy 
of the United States during the civil war, and were honorably 
discharged therefrom; provided, that a sufficient number of 
such persons, suitable so to serve, can be obtained. Preference 
in the office of trustee shall next be given to persons who have 
served in the army or navy of the United States and have re- 
ceived an honorable discharge or release therefrom. No per- 
son, however, shall be appointed as trustee unless he is a citizen 
of the United States, is above the age of thirty years and has 
been a resident of the city of Brockton for at least five con- 
secutive years preceding his appointment. The mayor shall 
designate one member of the board as chairman, and the board 
shall elect one of its members as secretary. Any member or 
members of said board may be removed by the mayor for 
cause. The trustees shall have charge and care of the building 
and of its maintenance and use, subject to the approval of the 
mayor and the city council. They shall appoint a custodian 
therefor, and shall fix his compensation, but the custodian may 
at any time be removed by the trustees, or a majority of them, 
without the approval of the mayor and city council. The 
trustees may appoint other necessary officers or employees for 
the care of the building, and may fix their compensation. The 
trustees shall fix and receive any rentals to be derived from 
the use of any part of the present building, and shall devote 
the proceeds to its maintenance, and shall use any surplus for 
the relief of indigent families or descendants of persons who 
served in the army or navy of the United States in time of war, 
and were honorably discharged from such service or i'eleased 
from active duty therein, or for such charitable, patriotic or 
benevolent purposes as may be designated by the board of 
trustees, subject to the approval of the mayor. The trustees 
may, with the approval of the mayor and city council, at any 
time, subject to any existing lease, devote the whole building 
to the purposes set forth in this act, and shall make all necessary 
rules and regulations relative thereto. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 277. 309 

Section 5. The property above described shall be turned ^^^.y/opertt?^ 
over to the city of Brockton at such time, and under such etc. 
further conditions or regulations as may be agreed upon, within 
one year from the date of the passage of this act, between the 
city of Brockton and the said The Fletcher Webster Post No. 
13 Grand Army of the Republic Department of Massachusetts. 

Section 6. So much of this act as authorizes the convey- when act takes 
ance of the said Grand Army Hall to the city of Brockton and ^'^^''*- 
the acceptance of the same by said city shall take effect upon 
its passage; and the remainder thereof shall take effect upon 
such acceptance. Approved April 29, 1925. 

An Act authorizing the department of public health Chav.277 
TO acquire an additional water supply for the lake- 
ville state sanatorium. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. ■ 

Section 1. For the purpose of supplying the Lakeville state Department of 
sanatorium with pure water for domestic and other purposes, may acqmre 
the department of public health, in the name and on behalf of ^.^fjj'^upi^y 
the commonwealth, may take by eminent domain under chap- for Lake\iiie 
ter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or by purchase or other- sanl^tonum. 
wise, and hold, the waters of Clear pond or of any underground 
water sources by means of wells, filter galleries or other works, 
in the town of Lakeville, with any water rights connected 
therewith; and for said purposes may take as aforesaid, or 
acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold, all lands, rights of 
way and other easements necessary for collecting, storing, 
holding and preserving the purity of said waters and conveying 
the same to said sanatorium, including such lands, rights of 
way and other easements as may be necessary for constructing 
and maintaining a pumping station and electric power lines to 
supply such power thereto. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, said department May erect 
may erect on the lands acquired and held under this act a pump- ftation^power 
ing stiition and a line for the transmission of electricity for Hn^_Xms?etc. 
furnishing power to such station, including the wires, poles and 
conduits necessary therefor, and proper dams, buildings, fix- 
tures and other structures, and may make excavations, pro- 
cure 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 a complete and effective 
additional water system ; and for that purpose may erect poles May erect poles, 
and wires, and construct and lay conduits, pipes and other ^^ '''^®^' 
works over, under or across any lands, water courses and public 
or private ways in such manner as not unnecessarily to ob- 
struct the same; and for the purpose of erecting, constructing, 
maintaining and repairing poles, wires, conduits, pipes and other 
works and for all other proper purposes of this act, said depart- 
ment may dig up any such lands, and, under the direction of 
the selectmen of the town of Lakeville, enter upon and dig up 
any such ways, in such manner as to cause the least hindrance 
to public travel thereon. 



310 



Acts, 1925. — Chaps. 278, 279. 



Recovery of 
damages, etc. 



Expenditures. 



Section 3. Any person injured in his property by any tak- 
ing under this act or by any other thing done under authority 
thereof may recover damages therefor from the common- 
wealth under said chapter seventy-nine. 

Section 4. Subject to appropriation, there may be ex- 
pended for the purposes of this act a sum, not exceeding thirty- 
six thousand dollars. Approved April 29, 1925. 



CJiap, 27 S An Act authoeizing the city of boston to incur indebt- 
edness FOR the purpose OF IMPROVING THE FERRY SYSTEM 
BETWEEN BOSTON AND EAST BOSTON. 



City of Boston 
may borrow 
money for 
improvement of 
ferry system 
between Boston 
and East 
Boston. 



East Boston 
Ferry Loan, 
Act of 1925. 



Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 

Proviso. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of improving the ferry system 
between Boston and East Boston by the construction of two 
additional boats, the city of Boston may borrow, outside the 
statutory limit of indebtedness, from time to time within a 
period of five years from the passage of this act, such sums as 
may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, eight hun- 
dred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words. East Boston Ferry 
Loan, Act of 1925. Each authorized issue shall constitute a 
separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not mor» than 
ten years from their dates, but no loan shall be authorized 
under this act unless a sum equal to not less than ten per cent 
of the loan so authorized is voted for the same purpose to be 
provided from taxes or other sources of revenue. Any such 
sum to be raised by taxation shall be outside the tax limit as 
fixed for said city in the year in which the loan is authorized. 
Except as herein provided, indebtedness incurred under this 
act shall be subject to the laws relative to the incurring of 
debt by said city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provisions 
of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs during 
the current year. Approved April 29, 1925. 



Chap.279 An Act relative to certain appeals in murder and man- 
slaughter CASES AND TO THE ELIMINATION OF DELAY 

therein. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and seventy -eight of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting aftet section 
thirty-three the seven following new sections: — Section SSA. 
In any proceedings or trial upon an indictment for murder or 
manslaughter, the evidence shall be taken by an ofKcial stenog- 
rapher or by a stenographer appointed by the court, and tran- 
scribed in such number of copies as the court may direct. The 
evidence transcribed shall be designated as the " Transcript of the 
Evidence", shall be certified by the stenographer and shall, with 



G. L. 278, 
seven new 
sections after 
§ 33. 

Murder and 
manslaughter 
cases, taking 
of evidence 
upon indict- 
ment, etc. 
"Transcript 
of the 
Evidence," 
certification, 
etc. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 279. 311 

such corrections as are made therein by direction of the court, 
be regarded as a true record of the evidence. Alleged errors in 
the transcript of the evidence must be seasonably called to the 
attention of the court. Exceptions taken during the proceedings 
and trial shall be numbered consecutively in the transcript of 
the evidence. Section 33B. A defendant in a case of murder pning of claim 
or manslaughter aggrieved by an opinion, ruling, direction or of appeal. 
judgment of the superior court, rendered upon any question of 
law arising out of such case or upon a motion for a new trial, 
but not upon a plea in abatement, who desires to appeal there- 
from and whose exceptions thereto have been scasonabl}^ saved 
shall, within twenty days after verdict, file a claim of appeal 
in writing with the clerk, who shall forthwith notify the dis- 
trict attorney of such claim. Section S3C. Upon the filing of Upon filing of 
a claim of appeal, one copy of the transcript of the evidence one copy of 
shall be delivered to the clerk, who shall forthwith cause it to the"evidence to 
be substantially bound into volumes of convenient size and be bound into 
inscribed with the name of the court from which the appeal is 
taken, the title and number of the case, and the term " Transcript 
of the Evidence ". The clerk shall forthwith prepare a concise Summary of 
summary of the record, which shall also include a copy of the p^p'^ration by 
indictment and of such pleadings and motions as the district clerk, etc. 
attorney or defendant may designate. Written notice of the 
completion of the summary shall be gi\'en by the clerk to the 
defendant or his counsel of record and the fact that such notice 
was given shall be certified upon the record. Section 33D. Assicnment of 
Within ten days after the notice provided for in the preceding defendant?etc.^ 
section the defendant shall file an assignment of errors. For 
cause shown, a justice of the superior court may extend the 
time for filing such assignment of errors; provided, that no Proviso, 
assignment of errors may be filed more than thirty days after 
such notice except upon order of a justice of the supreme judicial 
court. The specific grounds upon which any claim of error is Requirements 
based shall be set forth in a concise form. The mere statement as to ^assign- °°^ 
that the evidence was inadmissible or immaterial or irrelevant, ment of errors. 
without other grounds, shall not be a sufficient assignment of 
error. There shall be no statement of testimony in the assign- 
ment of errors other than by reference to pages in the transcript, 
except when it is essential to clarify the point raised. Section Record on 
33E. The clerk shall as speedily as possible transmit the tr'^an^gmission 
bound copy of the transcript of the evidence, the summarj^ of to supreme 
the record and the assignment of errors, which together shall itc.'*^'^ ^^^ ' 
constitute the record on appeal, to the supreme judicial court 
for the proper county. The entry thereof shall not transfer the 
case but only the questions to be determined. The supreme 
judicial court shall consider all questions of law fairly raised. 
Section 33F. If the defendant neglects to file an assignment Dismissal of 
of errors within the time specified in section thirty-three D, or Ifc.^'^ ' ^ ^°' 
to enter his appeal in the supreme judicial court, or to take the 
necessary measures for the hearing of the cause in the supreme 
judicial court, a justice of said court may, upon the application 
of the district attorney and after notice, order that the appeal 
be dismissed and that the judgment appealed from be affirmed, 



312 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 279. 



Court rules 
governing 
exhibits, 
documents, etc. 

Proviso. 



G. L. 278, § 31, 
amended. 



Exceptions by 
defendants in 
criminal cases. 



Proviso. 



Reduction to 
writing, filing, 
notice, etc. 



Presentation to 
court, allow- 
ance, etc. 



District 
attorney to be 
heard, etc. 
Certain pro- 
visions of law 
to apply, etc. 



G. L. 250, § 11, 
amended. 



Writs of error 
in criminal 
cases. 



or may make such orders as may be necessary to the further- 
ance of justice. Section S'SG. The supreme judicial court may 
make rules and regulations governing exhibits and the number 
of copies, form, printing, filing and disposition of all documents 
relating to appeals under the six preceding sections; provided, 
that the transcript of the evidence shall not be printed. 

Section 2. Section thirty-one of said chapter two hundred 
and seventy-eight is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "abatement" in the fourth and fifth lines the words: — ; 
provided, that exceptions alleged in any proceedings or trial 
upon an indictment for murder or manslaughter shall be gov- 
erned by sections thirty-three A to thirty-three G, inclusive, 
and no bill of exceptions shall be entered or considered in the 
supreme judicial court in any such proceedings or trial, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 31. Exceptions may be alleged 
by a defendant in a criminal case who is aggrieved by an opinion, 
ruling, direction or judgment of the superior court rendered 
upon any question of law arising at the trial of such case or 
upon a motion for a new trial, but not upon a plea in abate- 
ment; provided, that exceptions alleged in any proceedings or 
trial upon an indictment for murder or manslaughter shall be 
governed by sections thirty-three A to thirty-three G, inckisive, 
and no bill of exceptions shall be entered or considered in the 
supreme judicial court in any such proceedings or trial. The 
exceptions shall be reduced to writing and filed with the clerk 
and notice thereof given to the commonwealth within three 
days after the verdict or after the opinion, ruling, direction or 
judgment excepted to is given, unless a further time, not ex- 
ceeding five days, except by consent of the district attorney, 
is allowed by the court. The clerk, immediately upon the 
filing of the exceptions, shall present them to the court, and if, 
upon examination thereof by the presiding justice, they are 
found conformable to the truth, they shall be allowed by him. 
In all cases, the district attorney shall have an opportunity to 
be heard concerning the allowance of such exceptions. The 
provisions of sections one hundred and fifteen to one hundred and 
seventeen, inclusive, of chapter two hundred and thirty-one, so 
far as appropriate, shall apply to exceptions taken in criminal 
cases. 

Section 3. Section eleven of chapter two hundred and fifty 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "crime" in the first line the following: — , murder in the 
second degree or manslaughter, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 11. A writ of error upon a judgment for a capital 
crime, murder in the second degree or manslaughter shall not 
issue, unless allowed by a justice of the supreme judicial court 
after notice to the attorney general or other attorney for the 
commonwealth; but a writ of error upon a judgment in any 
other criminal case shall issue as of course, but it shall not stay 
or delay the execution of the judgment or sentence, unless by 
an express order of a justice of the supreme judicial court, who 
may make a further order for the custody of the plaintiff in 
error or for releasing him on bail. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 270. S13 

Section 4. Section eleven of chapter two hundred and ^^il^nded' ^ ^^' 
twelve of tlie General Laws is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word "exceptions" in the seventh line the words: — , 
assignment of errors, — and by inserting after the word " de- 
cisions" in the thirteenth line the words: — ; provided, that 
in appeals under sections thirty-three A to thirty-three G, 
inclusive, the number of copies of the transcript of the evidence 
to be prepared and the persons to whom any such copy shall 
be transmitted shall be governed by the provisions of said 
sections and the rules made thereunder, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 11. The clerk, at the expense of the appel- J/p°p"'f '°t^ _ 
hint or excepting party, or, upon a case reserved or reported to supreme 
at the expense of the plaintiff or of the party at whose request ^y appears?*^ 
it is reserved or reported, or in a criminal case at the expense ^^^■' ^T^"^ 

, 1 , 11 1 . 1 superior court. 

or the commonwealth, shall prepare and transmit to the su- 
preme judicial court for the proper county one copy of every 
paper on file in the case, except papers used in evidence only, 
and of all papers made part of the case or referred to in the bill 
of exceptions, assignment of errors or report, or so much 
thereof as is necessary fully to present the question of law, for 
the use of the chief justice, and a like copy for the clerk of the 
supreme judicial court, which shall be kept on file in said court; 
and one copy of the bill of exceptions, report or papers upon 
which the question of law arises on appeal for each associate 
justice, for each party and for the reporter of decisions; pro- Proviso. 
vided, that in appeals under sections thirty-three A to thirty- 
three G, inclusive, the number of copies of the transcript of the 
evidence to be prepared and the persons to whom any such 
copy shall be transmitted shall be governed by the provisions of 
said sections and the rules made thei'cunder. Original papers Transmission 
used in the trial, which are needed in the supreme judicial paperT.Ttc. 
court, shall be transmitted to its clerk to be kept on file by him 
until the rescript in such action is sent. The expense of such Expense, 
copies and transmission shall be taxed in the bill of costs of the 
prevailing party, if he has paid it. 

Section 5. Section fifteen of chapter two hundred and '^^^l^l' ^ ^^' 
eleven of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, 
in the first line, the words " Exceptions alleged at the trial of a 
capital case" and inserting in place thereof the following: ^ — ■ 
Appeals from opinions, rulings, directions or judgments of the 
superior court in cases of murder or manslaughter in any county 
and exceptions alleged in the trial of a capital case other than 
murder in the fii'st degree, — so as to read as follows : — Section Supreme 
15. Appeals from opinions, rulings, directions or judgments liearinis'^as'to 
of the superior court in cases of murder or manslaughter in appeals in 
any county and exceptions alleged in the trial of a capital case manslaughter 
other than murder in the first degree in any county may be exceptions in 
entered and determined either at the law sitting of the supreme certain capital 
judicial court held for the county in v/hich they arise, or, upon 
the order of the justice presiding at the trial, at the sitting of 
the com't for the commonwealth. 

Section 6. The provisions of this act, except those in Effective date. 
section thirty-three G, shall take effect on September first. 



314 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 280. 



nineteen hundred and twenty-five, but shall not apply to in- 
dictments for murder or manslaughter returned and filed in 
court before its effective date. Apjiroved April 29, 1925. 



G. L. 159, § 45, 
amended. 

Motor vehicles 
not to be 
operated upon 
public ways for 
carriage of 
passengers for 
hire withoiit a 
license, etc. 



Provisos. 



Chap,280 An Act relative to common carriers of passengers by 

MOTOR vehicle. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1, Chapter one hundred and fifty-nine of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section forty- 
five and inserting in place thereof the following:- — -Section 45. 
No person shall, in any city or town, operate any motor vehicle 
upon any public way, for the carriage of passengers for hire, in 
such a manner as to afford a means of transportation similar 
to that afforded by a railway company, by indiscriminately 
receiving and discharging passengers along the route on which 
the vehicle is operated or may be running, or for transporting 
passengers for hire as a business between fixed and regular 
termini, without first obtaining a license therefor from the 
city council of such city or the selectmen of such town, in this 
and sections forty-six and forty-seven called the licensing 
authority; provided, that in respect to any boulevard or way 
under the jurisdiction of the metropolitan district commission 
such commission shall constitute the licensing authority within 
the meaning of this and said sections forty-six and forty-seven, 
and provided, further, that in respect to such carriage as may 
be exclusively interstate, said license shall not be required. 
Any such license issued by a city council shall be subject to the 
approval of the mayor and shall not be valid unless such ap- 
proval has been endorsed thereon in writing. Any person 
receiving a license under this section and a certificate under 
section forty-eight A, and operating thereunder, is hereby de- 
clared to be a common carrier and shall, in respect to the opera- 
tion of such a vehicle, be subject to such orders, rules or regu- 
lations as shall be adopted by the licensing authority under 
section forty-six; and such carrier and the service fin-nished or 
rendered for public use by him shall be included under the 
general supervision and regulation of the department and shall 
be subject to its jurisdiction and control in the same manner 
and to the same extent as the services and agencies referred to 
in clause (a) of section twelve as fully in all respects as if specifi- 
cally named and included therein. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and fifty-nine is 
hereby further amended by inserting after section forty-eiglit 
the two following new sections: — Section 48 A. No ^person 
shall operate a motor vehicle under a license granted under 
section forty-five unless he has also obtained from the depart- 
ment a certificate declaring that public convenience and neces- 
sity require such operation. The department may, after public 
hearing, issue or refuse to issue such a certificate, or may issue 
the same for the partial exercise only of the privilege sought. 
Subject to the provisions of section forty-eight B, every such 
certificate, and every application therefor, shall specify the 



Mayor to 
approve licenses 
in cities. 

licensees 
declared to be 
common 
carriers, etc. 



To be subject 
to orders, 
regulations, etc. 



G. L. 159, two 
new sections 
after § 48. 
Certificate of 
public con- 
venience and 
necessity, issue 
to licensees by 
department of 
public utilities. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 280. 315 

route or routes over which such motor vehicle or vehicles may 
operate, and may prescribe the period during which the rights 
granted therein or in such license may be exercised, and may 
attach to the exercise of said rights such terms and conditions 
as the department shall deem that public convenience and 
necessity may require; provided, that in respect to such Proviso, 
carriage as may be exclusively interstate, said certificate shall 
— ^ u^ ^^r,^^^rt>r\ Thp dpnartment mav. after notice and Revocation, 



eigiit A unless tne appiicaiiun tiicic-iui oncm i«»t^ T>^t.x ^«». nignwaysoi 
mitted to the division of highways of the department of public applications 

, Tc 1 1 • • -i X ' ii 1- • • for certificates, 

works. It, upon such submission, it appears to the division etc. 

that the route or routes therein specified include any public 

way connecting a city or town with a city or cities or with a 

town or towns, or any way or place subject to the jurisdiction, 

supervision or control of said division or of the commissioner of 

public works, such certificate shall not be issued until the Written nermit 

applicant has obtained from the division a written permit division 

stating that the division consents to the u.se of said way or required before 

place for the purpose set forth in such application, and any certificate, 

requirements, stipulations or conditions imposed bv said di- Z^^^'- 

• • J J • J • u -J. i J * 1 4. I Requirements, 

vision and contained in such permit, as to speed, weight, char- etc., contained 
acter or operation of any vehicle on or over any such way or [° be''bind[ng'' 
place, shall be as effectual and binding upon the licensee and his "P"n licensee, 
agents or servants as if contained in the license issued under 
section forty-five or in said certificate, and shall be set out or 
referred to in said certificate. Any change or revision of such 
certificate by the department shall not affect the requirements, 
stipulations or conditions imposed by said division, which Said division 
may, after notice and hearing, revoke such permit, and may, pe^nJt.Ttc^ 
in like manner, amend, revise or supplement any such require- 
ments, stipulations or conditions. In case the division finds 
that such permit is not necessary, it shall so certify on said 
application. Nothing contained in sections forty-five to forty- Certain au- 
eight B, inclusive, shall lessen or affect the autliority or powers po°versno^ 
of said division or of the registrar of motor vehicles under affected. 
chapter ninety with respect to motor vehicles and the owners 
or operators thereof. 

Section 3. Said chapter one hundred and fifty-nine is g. l. 159, § 49. 
hereby further amended by striking out section forty-nine and amended, 
inserting in place thereof the following: ^ — -Section 49. Who- Penalty for 
ever violates any order, rule or regulation adopted or established ^'° ^*'°°^- 
under sections forty-five to forty-eight, inclusive, or violates 
any provision of any of said sections, or operates a motor 



314 Acts, 1925. — Chap. 280. 

nineteen hundred and twenty-five, but shall not appl3' to in- 
dictments for murder or manslaughter returned and filed in 
court before its effective date. Approved April 29, 1925. 

Chap.280 An Act relative to common carrieks of passengers by 

MOTOR vehicle. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



Chapter 280, Acts of 1925. 
Referendum petition filed May 4, 1925 
See Dasre 471. 



uciiuiiii, wiLiiuut mat uuuuiiuig a license tnereior irom me 
city council of such city or the selectmen of such town, in this 
and sections forty-six and forty-seven called the licensing 
Provisos. authority; provided, that in respect to any boulevard or way 

under the jurisdiction of the metropolitan district commission 
such commission shall constitute the licensing authority within 
the meaning of this and said sections forty-six and forty-seven, 
and provided, further, that in respect to such carriage as may 
be exclusively interstate, said license shall not be required. 
approve°icenses ^'^Z sucli license issued by a city council shall be subject to the 
in cities. approval of the mayor and shall not be valid unless such ap- 

Licensees proval lias been endorsed thereon in writing. Any person 

common ^° ^^ receiving a license under this section and a certificate under 
carriers, etc. sectiou forty-eight A, and operating thereunder, is hereby de- 
clared to be a common carrier and shall, in respect to the opera- 
To be subject tiou of such a Vehicle, be subject to such orders, rules or regu- 
reguiatioiis, etc. latious as sluill be adopted by the licensing authority under 
section forty-six; and such carrier and the service furnished or 
rendered for public use by him shall be included under the 
general supervision and regulation of the department and shall 
be subject to its jurisdiction and control in the same manner 
and to the same extent as the services and agencies referred to 
in clause (a) of section twelve as fully in all respects as if specifi- 
cally named and included therein. 
G. L. 159, two Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and fifty-nine is 
after § 48. hereby further amended by inserting after section forty-eight 

Certificate of tJic two following ucw scctions : — Section 48 A. No person 
venienceand sliall operate a motor vehicle under a license granted under 
to'ii'cens^'es''b"y scction forty-fivc unless he has also obtained from the depart- 
department of ment a Certificate declaring that public convenience and neces- 
sity require such operation. The department may, after public 
hearing, issue or refuse to issue such a certificate, or may issue 
the same for the partial exercise only of the privilege sought. 
Subject to the provisions of section forty-eight B, every such 
certificate, and every application therefor, shall specify the 



public utilities. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 280. 315 

route or routes over which such motor vehicle or vehicles may 
operate, and may prescribe the period during which the rights 
granted therein or in such license may be exercised, and may 
attach to the exercise of said rights such terms and conditions 
as the department shall deem that public convenience and 
necessity may require; provided, that in respect to such Proviso. 
carriage as may be exclusively interstate, said certificate shall 
not be required. The department may, after notice and Revocation, 
hearing, revoke any such certificate for cause, and, subject to certificate. 
the provisions of section forty-eight B, may in like manner 
revise any provisions thereof and any of the terms and condi- 
tions of such certificate or license. Upon such revocation, or 
upon the termination of the period covered by such certificate, 
the right of any person to operate thereunder shall immediately 
terminate. The department may adopt rules prescribing the Rules as to 
manner and form in which applications for certificates or for certlficatesTetc.' 
any modification of outstanding certificates shall be made. 
Section 4SB. No certificate shall be issued under section forty- Submission to 
eight A unless the application therefor shall have been sub- highways of 
mitted to the division of highways of the department of public applications 

, re 1 1 • • -x J ' _l1 1- • • f"r certificates, 

works. It, upon such submission, it appears to the division etc. 

that the route or routes therein specified include any public 

way connecting a city or town with a city or cities or with a 

town or towns, or any way or place subject to the jurisdiction, 

supervision or control of said division or of the commissioner of 

public works, such certificate shall not be issued until the Written permit 

applicant has obtained from the division a written permit div'ision"^ 

stating that the division consents to the use of said way or required before 

place for the purpose set forth in such application, and any certificate, 

requirements, stipulations or conditions imposed by said di- ''^^^^: 

.. 1 , • 1 • 1 •■ . 1 • ^ ^ 1 Requirements, 

Vision and contained in such permit, as to speed, weight, char- etc., contained 
acter or operation of any vehicle on or over any such way or ^^ be'^bindlng'^ 
place, shall be as effectual and binding upon the licensee and his "pon licensee, 
agents or servants as if contained in the license issued under 
section forty-five or in said certificate, and shall be set out or 
referred to in said certificate. Any change or revision of such 
certificate by the (^Icpartment shall not affect the requirements, 
stipulations or conditions imposed by said division, which Said division 
may, after notice and hearing, revoke such permit, and may, pe'rmlt.^etc^ 
in like manner, amend, revise or supplement any such require- 
ments, stipulations or conditions. In case the division finds 
that such permit is not necessary, it shall so certify on said 
application. Nothing contained in sections forty-five to forty- Certain au- 
eight B, inclusive, shall lessen or affect the authority or powers po^v^s no^ 
of said division or of the registrar of motor vehicles under affected. 
chapter ninety with respect to motor vehicles and the owners 
or operators thereof. 

Section 3. Said chapter one hundred and fifty-nine is o. l. 159, § 49, 
hereby further amended by striking out section forty-nine and amended, 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 49. Who- Penalty for 
ever violates any order, rule or regulation adopted or established ^'"'^t'o^s. 
under sections fort^'-fiv^e to forty-eiglit, inclusive, or violates 
any provision of any of said sections, or operates a motor 



316 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 281. 



Supreme 
judicial and 
superior courts 
may restrain 
violations, etc. 



Certain 
licensees to be 
considered as 
prima facie 
entitled to 
a certificate of 
public con- 
venience and 
necessity, etc. 



vehicle subject to section forty-five without obtaining the 
hcense required by said section forty-five, the certificate re- 
quired by section forty-eight A, or the permit required by 
section forty-eight B, or after such hcense, certificate or permit 
has been revoked and during the period of such revocation, or 
operates such a motor vehicle in violation of any requirement, 
condition, stipulation or term of such license, certificate or 
permit, shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hun- 
dred dollars or by imprisonment in the house of correction for 
not more than two months, or both; and the supreme judicial 
and superior courts shall have jurisdiction in equity to restrain 
any such violation upon petition of the department, any licensing 
authority, ten citizens of any city or town affected by such 
violation, or any interested party. 

Section 4. All persons holding licenses under section forty- 
five of chapter one hundred and fifty-nine of the General Laws 
and operating thereunder on the first Wednesday of January 
in the current year, upon routes and between termini fLxed in 
such licenses, and all interstate carriers legally and regularly 
operating bus and coach lines in interstate business on such 
day to such extent, if any, as their interstate carrier character 
gave them the right to engage in intrastate business in the 
commonwealth, shall be considered by the department of 
public utilities, acting under section forty-eight A of said chap- 
ter one hundred and fifty-nine, as prima facie entitled to a 
certificate of public convenience and necessity in respect to the 
routes so fixed or over which such interstate carriers were so 
operating. Approved April 29, 1925, 



Chap. 281 An Act relative to the names of children legitimatized 

BY the marriage OF THEIR PARENTS AND TO THEIR BIRTH 
RECORDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foJloivs: 

&mende±^' SECTION 1. Section three of chapter forty-six of the Gen- 

eral Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"mother" in the eleventh line the following: — ; provided, that 
if an illegitimate child shall have become legitimate by the 
intermarriage of his parents and the acknowledgment of his 
father, as provided in section seven of chapter one hundred 
and ninety, prior to the mailing or delivery of any report herein 
required, such report shall read, in all respects, as if such child 
had been born to such parents in lawful wedlock, — so as to 
Physicians and read as follows : — ScctioTi. 3. Every physician, or hospital 
officers to'ketfp^ uicdical officcr registered under section nine of chapter one hun- 
record of births, dred and twclvc, in this chapter called officer, shall keep a 
record of the birth of every child in cases of which he was in 
charge, showing date and place of birth, the name, if any, of the 
child, its sex and color, the name, age, birthplace, occupation 
and residence (including the street number, if any, and the 
ward number, if in a city) of each parent, the raaiden name of 
the mother and the name of the physician or officer, if any. 



lUagitimate 
children. 



personally attending the birth. If the child is illegitimate, the 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 281. 317 

name of and other facts relating to the father shall not be set 
forth except upon written request of both the father and mother; 
provided, that if an illegitimate child shall have become legiti- Proviso. 
mate by the intermarriage of his parents and the acknowledg- 
ment of his father, as provided in section seven of chapter one 
hundred and ninety, prior to the mailing or delivery of anj"" 
report herein required, such report shall read, in all respects, as 
if such child had been born to such parents in lawful wedlock. 
Said physician or officer shall, within fifteen days after such Report to 
birth, mail or deliver to the clerk or registrar of the town where ^^horitfes 
such birth occurred, a report stating the facts hereinabove re- 
quired to be shown on said record and also the said written 
request, if any; provided, that if said report is not so made Proviso. 
within forty-eight hours after such birth, said physician or 
officer shall, within said forty-eight hours, mail or deliver to 
said clerk or registrar a notice stating the date and place of the 
birth, the street number, if any, the ward number, if in a city, 
and the family name. Upon presentation to him of a cer- Fee for making 
tificate of the town clerk stating that any such birth has been ""eports. 
duly reported, the town treasurer shall pay to such physician 
or officer a fee of twenty-five cents for each birth so reported. 
Any physician or any such officer violating any provision of Penalty, 
this section shall forfeit not more than twenty-five dollars. 

The said town clerk or registrar shall file daily with the local birthVre ort 
board of health a list of all births reported to him, showing, as to local board 
to each, the date of birth, sex, color, family name, residence, ° ^^^ ' 
ward and physician or officer in charge. 

Section 2. Said chapter forty-six is herebv further amended ^- ^i^: ^ *^' 

, ., . . /. ' , . . ." , , „ , amended. 

by striking out section thirteen and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 13. If the record relating to a birth, Records reiat- 
marriage or death does not contain all the required facts, or if mLriagefand 
it is claimed that the facts are not correctly stated therein, the c'e^iths. correc- 

11111 • rr-i- •• in ''•on upon 

town clerk shall receive an affidavit containing the facts re- receipt of 
quired for record, if made by a person required by law to fur- *^'^^^''*^S' ^*''- 
nish the information for the original record, or, at the discretion 
of the town clerk, by credible persons having knowledge of the 
case. If a person shall have acquired the status of a legitimate Birth records 
child by the intermarriage of his parents and tlie acknowledg- wf/jlnltlzed b 
ment of his father, as provided in section seven of chapter one intermarriage 
hundred and ninety, the record of his birth may be amended etc*.!'amend-°*^' 
or supplemented hereunder so as to read, in all respects, as if ""^nt, etc. 
such person had been reported for record as born to such par- 
ents in lawful wedlock. For such purpose, the town clerk shall, 
if satisfied as to the identity of the persons and the facts, re- 
ceive an affidavit executed by the parents or by either if the 
other is dead, setting forth the material facts. Unless the 
marriage is recorded in the records in the custody of such 
clerk, such affidavit shall be accompanied by a certified copy 
of the record thereof. He shall file any affidavit submitted Filing and 

11. . 1 I.- Ill 1 recording of 

under this section and record it in a separate book kept there- affidavits. 
for, with the name and residence of the deponent and the date 
of the original record, and shall thereupon draw a line through 
any incorrect statement, or statements, sought to be amended 



318 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 282. 



State secretary 
to receive copy 
of record 
corrected, etc. 



Certification of 
records as 
corrected, etc., 
in furnishing of 
copies thereof. 



Affidavits, etc., 
as basis for 
records, etc. 



G. L. 190, § 7, 
amended. 



When 

illegitimate 
child to be 
deemed legiti- 
mate and 
entitled to take 
name of his 
parents, etc. 



in the original record, without erasing them, shall enter upon 
the original record the facts required to correct, amend or 
supplement the same and forthwith, if a copy of the record 
has been sent to the state secretary, shall forw^ard to the state 
secretary a certified copy of the corrected, amended or sup- 
plemented record upon blanks to be provided by him, and the 
state secretary shall thereupon correct, amend or supplement 
the record in his office. Reference to the record of the affidavit 
shall be made by the clerk on the margin of the original record. 
If the clerk furnishes a copy of such record, he shall certify 
to the facts contained therein as corrected, amended or sup- 
plemented, and shall state that the certificate is issued under 
this section, a copy of which shall be printed on every such 
certificate. Such affidavit, or a certified copy of the record of 
any other town or of a written statement made at the time 
by any person since deceased required by law to furnish evidence 
thereof, may, in the discretion of the clerk, be made the basis 
for the record of a birth, marriage or death not previously 
recorded, and such copy of record may also be made the basis 
for completing the record of a birth, marriage or death not 
containing all the required facts. 

Section 3. Section seven of chapter one hundred and 
ninety of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding at 
the end thereof the following: — and shall be entitled to take 
the name of his parents to the same extent as if born in law^ful 
wedlock, — • so as to read as follows : — Section 7. An illegiti- 
mate child whose parents have intermarried and whose father 
has acknowledged him as his child shall be deemed legitimate 
and shall be entitled to take the name of his parents to the 
same extent as if born in lawful wedlock. 

Approved April 29, 1925. 



Chap. 2^2 An Act to provide additional water supply for the city 

OF attleboro. 



City of 

Attleboro may 
increase its 
water supply 
and may take 
etc., certam 
waters of 
Wading river in 
certain towns 
and in said city. 



May take 
certain lands, 
etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Attleboro for the purpose of in- 
creasing its water supply may take by eminent domain under 
chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire by pur- 
chase or otherwise, and hold, and convey to any part of said 
city through its water supply system the waters, or so much 
thereof as may be necessary, of any wells, filter galleries or 
other works for collecting underground water which may be 
constructed or sunk at any suitable or convenient point or 
points within the limits of the watershed of Wading river in the 
towns of Mansfield, North Attleborough, Foxborough, Plain- 
ville and Wrcntham and tlie city of Attleboro, or in the water- 
sheds of any tributaries of said river in said towns, and all 
water rights connected with such water sources in the water- 
shed of said river in said towns and the said city. Said city 
may also take under said chapter seventy-nine, or acquire by 
purchase or otherwise, and hold, all lands, rights of way and 
other easements in said towns and in said city that may be 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 282. 319 

necessary for collecting, storing, purifying, preserving and pro- 
tecting such water and conveying the same to any part of said 
city, may construct or acquire reservoirs thereon, and may May construct 
construct such canals and waterways to divert the waters of ^aTsfetr*'^'^' 
said river through the gathering grounds of its underground 
sources, within the watershed of said Wading river, as may be 
necessary or desirable in securing for said city an adequate 
quantity of ground water of good quality for all its require- 
ments; provided, that no water shall be acquired, held or con- Provisos, 
veyed from said waterslied to said city of Attleboro or any part 
thereof through its water supply sj'stem until said city has 
properly constructed the compensating reservoir at Miramichi 
pond hereinafter required, and provided further, that all sources 
of water supply and the location of all dams, reservoirs or 
structures to be used for the storage of water and all works for 
protecting and improving the quality of the water and the 
construction of new intakes, sewers, filters and other works 
shall be subject to the approval of the department of public 
health. 

Said city is also authorized to and shall take bv eminent ^^Y take, etc., 

, . , -11 • • " I waters ot 

domain under said chapter seventy-nine, or acquire by pur- Miramichi 

chase or otherwise, and hold, tlie waters of Miramichi pond shepbardsviiie 

and may so take or acquire and hold the waters of Shephardsville etg®'"y°'ce?tain' 

reservoir pond and the waters which flow into said ponds, and towns. 

any water rights connected therewith, in the towns of P'ox- 

borough, Plain ville and Wrentham, to be used as compensating 

reservoirs for the purpose of compensating for all damages 

that would otherwise arise to property owners having rights in 

said river and its waters, by reason of the taking and diverting 

of the waters of said Wading river, as provided above, and ^rt^fu^ands!" 

may so take or acquire and hold such lands as may be necessary etc. 

for building, erecting and maintaining a dam or dams, with all 

necessary appurtenances thereto, for storing and distributing 

such waters and for protecting the purity of the same. Said cen^in^contract 

city is authorized to make a common contract with property with property 

owners, any or all of whose rights are affected by said taking °^^"^'"^- 

or accjuisition, in relation to tlie manner and mode of using, 

controlling and operating said compensating reservoirs or either 

of them. 

Section 2. The said city may construct on lands acquired stfj'ct°°eg*'""ay 
under the provisions of this act proper dams, reservoirs, stand- pipes, etc' 
pipes, tanks, buildings, fixtures, pipes, drains, sewers, filters 
and other structures, and may make excavations, procure and 
operate machinery and may pro\ide such other means and 
appliances and do such other things as may be necessary in 
carrying out the provisions of this act, and for that purpose 
may construct wells and reservoirs, establish, maintain and 
operate pumping works, and may construct, lay and maintain 
aqueducts, conduits, intakes, sewers, filters, pipes and other 
works under and over any land, water course, railroads, rail- 
ways and public or other ways, in any town hereinbefore men- 
tioned and in said city, in such manner as not unnecessarily to 
obstruct the same; and for the purpose of constructing, laying, 



320 Acts, 1925. — Chap. 282. 

maintaining, operating and repairing such aqueducts, conduits, 
pipes and other works, and for all other proper purposes of this 
act, said city may dig up or raise and embank any lands, or 
public or other ways in such manner as to cause the least pos- 

Provisos. sible hindrance to public travel thereon ; provided, that no 

conduits or pipes shall be laid in a public way except under the 
direction of the department of public works in the case of a 
state highway or of the selectmen of the town or towns in which 
any such way or ways are situated in the case of other ways, 
and provided, further, that any public way in which the work 
is done under the provisions of this act shall be restored by 
the said city to a condition satisfactory to said department of 

Restrictions as public works or Said Selectmen, as the case may be. The said 

to entry upon •in i i 

railroad City shali uot cutcr upou, coustruct or lay any aqueducts, 

locations. conduits, pipes or other works within the location of any rail- 

road corporation, except at such time and in such manner as 
may be agreed upon with said corporation, or, in case of failure 
so to agree, at such time and in such manner as may be ap- 
proved by the department of public utilities. 
fandsTomak°° SECTION 3. The Said city may enter upon any lands for 
surveys, etc. the purposc of making surveys, test pits and borings, and may 
take or otherwise acquire the right to occupy temporarily any 
lands necessary for the construction of any works or for any 
other purpose authorized by this act, 
S^^a"e1;'?n-''^^ SECTION 4. If Said city shall, under authority of this act, 
struction of any construct any reservoir in such manner as to flow any existing 
any public way. public Way, it sliall raisc the way to such grade as to make it 
reasonably safe and convenient for travel, or shall build in place 
of any part of the way so flowed another suitable way, with 
all necessary fences and culverts, which thereafter shall be a 
public way, as and in such manner as shall be agreed upon by 
said city and the selectmen of the town in which the way is 
located, or failing such agreement, then in such manner as may 
be determined by the department of public works. 
for* certain^ "*^ SECTION 5. Upou the taking by said city of the waters of 
damages. said Wading river, as provided above, or any pond, reservoir, 

brook, stream, water source, or tributary flowing directly or 
indirectly into said Wading river, the said city shall be liable 
for such damages, if any, as may be sustained by any person 
or corporation, the same to be assessed or determined as pro- 
vided in section seven of this act; but the right to such dam- 
ages shall not vest until water is actually withdrawn or diverted 
under such taking, 
tekufg^s may be SECTION 6. The taking of land or other property under this 
permanent or act may be permanent or temporary and shall be in accordance 
°'"""'° " "" with said chapter seventy-nine; provided, however, that an 
owner of land or other property taken shall, upon request made 
within six months of the taking, be furnished within thirty 
days after such request with a plan or description of his land 
or other property taken. 
Superintendent Land Or Other property taken or otherwise acquired by said 
to control, etc. city Under this act shall be managed, improved and controlled 
by its superintendent of pubhc works, who may prohibit all 



temporary, etc. 
Proviso 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 282. 321 

persons from entering in, upon or over the waters of said reser- 
voirs and ponds and upon the lands taken or acquired hereunder 
by said city. 

Section 7. Any person or corporation sustaining damage Damages, 
in his or its property by the taking of land^ waters, easements ^^'^'^'•'^^y' ®*°- 
or other property, or by the entry upon or the use of any prop- 
erty, or by the making of any change of grade, laying out, con- 
struction, alteration, discontinuance of a way, or by anything 
done by said city under authority of this act shall be entitled 
to recover the same from said city under said chapter seventy- 
nine. Damages for the temporary use of or injury to property 
may, on the request of the petitioner, be assessed by monthly 
payments, to be continued so long as the property is used or 
injured. 

Section 8. Said city, with the advice and approval of the May sell, lease, 
department of public health, may sell at public or private sale no'^i'onge?^'^^^ 
or may exchange any real property, or any easements, whether needed, etc. 
taken by eminent domain or otherwise, no longer needed for 
works under its charge or may from time to time lease any 
property not then so needed; and may in its discretion, by May permit 
lease, license or other agreement, permit the construction and e°^^'of'eiictric 
maintenance on any land under its control of towers, poles, wires power 
and other structures for the purpose of transmitting electric [rnes^'etc^'"'^ 
power over lands and waters of said city held for water supply 
purposes under this act; provided that in the opinion of the Provisos. 
said department, such lease, license or agreement will not af- 
fect or interfere with the water supply; and provided further, 
that said city may revoke said lea,se, license or agreement for 
cause to be determined by it, with the approval of said de- 
partment. 

Section 9. For the purposes of meeting expenses incurred May issue 
under this act, said city may issue from time to time, by vote of 
two thirds of its municipal council, taken by yeas and nays, 
water bonds not exceeding in the aggregate three hundred 
thousand dollars. Each authorized issue shall constitute a 
separate loan, and such loans shall be payable in not more 
than fifteen years from their dates, and shall bear on their face 
the words, City of Attleboro Water Loan, Act of 1925. In- city of 
debtedness incurred under this section shall be in addition to waterLoan, 
the amount heretofore authorized by law to be issued by said ^ct of 1925. 
city or the town of Attleborough for water supply purposes, 
and, except as herein provided, shall be subject to chapter 
forty-four of the General Laws. 

Section 10. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- Penalty for 
lutes or diverts any of the waters taken or held under this act, et°c." "^^ ^* ^'' 
or injures any structure, work or other property owned, held 
or used by said city imder the authority and for the purposes 
of this act, shall forfeit and pay to said city three times the 
amount of damages assessed therefor, to be recovered in an 
action of tort; and upon conviction of any one of the above 
wilful or wanton acts shall be punished by a fine of not more 
than three hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more 
than one vear. 



322 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 283. 



Act not to be 
construed to 
prevent certain 
towns from 
taking waters 
of Wading 
river, etc., in 
case, etc. 



Proviso. 



May supply 
water to 
inhabitants of 
towns of 
Mansfield and 
North Attle- 
borough, etc. 



Section 11. Nothing in this act shall be construed to pre- 
vent the town of Foxborougli, Norton, Mansfield, North Attle- 
borough, Wrentham or Plainville, or any of them, from taking 
at any time hereafter so much of the waters of Wading river 
within its limits and of the waters flowing into the same as 
may be required for the purpose of supplying its inhabitants 
with pure water for domestic, fire protection and other uses, in 
case the department of public health shall give an opinion in 
writing to the effect that Wading river or its tributaries is the 
natural and proper source of supply for such town, and pro- 
vided that legislative authority for such taking is subsequently 
obtained. 

Section 12. The city of Attleboro may supply water 
within the limits of the town of Mansfield and of the town of 
North Attleborough to the inhabitants of said towns, or either 
of them, upon such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon 
between said city and said towns or either of them, or, in case 
of failure so to agree, upon such terms and conditions as may 
be fixed by the department of public utihties. 

Approved April 29, 1925. 



G. L. 90, § 8, 
etc., amended. 



C/iai).283 An Act to abolish the requirement of an oath to an 

APPLICATION FOR A RENEWAL OF A LICENSE TO OPERATE 
motor VEHICLES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eight of chapter ninety of the General Laws, as 
amended by section one of chapter four hundred and three of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one and by section 
three of chapter four hundred and sixty-four of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further amended 
by inserting in the twenty-seventh line after the word "appli- 
cation" the words: — for an original license, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 8. Application for license to operate 
motor vehicles may be made by any person; but before such a 
license is granted the applicant shall pass such examination as 
to his qualifications as the registrar shall require, and no license 
shall be issued until the registrar or his authorized agent is 
satisfied that the applicant is a proper person to receive it, and 
no such license shall be issued to any person under sixteen 
years of age. To each licensee shall be assigned some dis- 
tinguishing number or mark, and the licenses issued shall be 
in such form as the registrar shall determine. They may 
contain special restrictions and limitations concerning the type 
of motor, horse power, design and other features of th^ motor 
vehicles which the licensee may operate. They shall contain 
the distinguishing number or mark assigned to the licensee, his 
name, place of residence and address, a brief description of 
him for purposes of identification, and such other information 
as the registrar shall deem necessary. A person to whom a 
license to operate motor vehicles has been issued, unless such 
license contains a special limitation or restriction, may operate 
any registered motor vehicle. Special licenses shall be issued 



License to 
operate motor 
vehicles, 
application for 
examination, 
etc. 



Minimum age 
of licensees, 
etc. 



Special 

restrictions and 
limitations. 



Contents of 
licenses. 



liicensees may 
operate any 
motor vehicle 
unless, etc. 



Acts, 1925. — Chap. 284. 323 

to operators of motor-propelled fire apparatus who are niemljers special licenses 
of a municipal fire department. Every person licensed to o'f'"motor-*°'^^ 
operate motor vehicles as aforesaid shall endorse his usual sig- peiied fire 
nature on the margin of the license, in the space provided for l^^^ature o 
the purpose, immediately upon the receipt of said license, and margin of 
such license shall not be valid until so endorsed. All licenses ^^^' ^, ,- . 
issued to operators shall be valid for one year only from the date for one year. 
of issue. Every application for an original license filed under Application for 
this section shall be sworn to by the applicant before a justice or>e'nai license 

,"' 1 1 I •! to be sworn to. 

of the peace or notary public. Ayiyroved April 29, 1925. 



An Act relative to the sale, rental, leasing and carry- ^t ooj^ 

ING OF certain FIREARMS. U/Za/?.ZO'i 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and forty of the General o. l. ho, § 123, 
Laws, as amended in section one hundred and twenty-three by ^^^" ^^^^ ^ 
section four of chapter four hundred and eighty-five of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further 
amended by strildng out said section one hundred and twenty- 
three and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 123. Conditions of 
The license shall be expressed to be and shall be subject to the re^'nfo^iease^ * 
following conditions: First, That the provisions in regard to firearms. 
the nature of the Hcense and the building in which the business 
may be carried on under it shall be strictly adhered to. Second, 
That every licensee shall before delivery of a firearm make or 
cause to be made a true entry in a sales record book to be 
furnished by the licensing authorities and to be kept for that 
purpose, specifying the description of the firearm, the make, 
number, whether single barrel, magazine, revolver, pin, rim or 
central fire, whether sold, rented or leased, the date and hour 
of such deliver^'^, and shall, before delivery as aforesaid, require 
the purchaser, renter or lessee personally to write in said sales 
record book his full name, sex, residence and occupation. 
The said book shall be open at all times to the inspection of the 
licensing authorities and of the police. Third, That the license 
or a copy thereof, certified by the recording officer of the li- 
censing aut