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Full text of "The index to the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts : and also indexes to the Constitution of the United States and of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the rearrangement thereof"



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State Library of Massachusetts 
^ State House, Boston 



THE 



INDEX 



TO THE 



GENEEAL LAWS 



OF 



AND ALSO INDEXES TO THE 

Constitution of the United States and of 
THE Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
and the Rearrangement 
Thereof 




BOSTON 
WRIGHT & potter PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS 

32 DERNE street 
1923 



FOREWORD. 



The following indexes to the General Laws and to the federal and state consti- 
tutions have been prepared by or under the direction of the undersigned, appointed 
for that purpose by the special committee on printing the General Laws, The 
material has been indexed by chapter, section and sub-section, rather than by 
page. This has necessitated the abandonment of the double column page and 
increased the bulk of the book; but it is probable that the greater definiteness of 
reference will more than offset the inconvenience involved in handling a thicker 
volume. 

The chapter and section method has also the further advantage of rendering it 
more feasible to insert in a master copy of the index reference to the various changes 
and additions annually made by the General Court. By chapter 197 of the Acts of 
1922, approved by Governor Cox, March 24, 1922, Counsel to the Senate and House 
of Representatives, in connection with their duties relating to the " continuous con- 
solidation of the laws", are directed "from time to time to make such additions 
and revisions in the index of the General Laws as may be necessary to insure its 
prompt publication in connection with future revisions of the statutes." Copies 
of the index containing such additions and revisions are to be deposited, from time 
to time, in the office of the state secretary or elsewhere and made available for 
public use. 

The advantages of these provisions are obvious. Not only are the General Laws 
and their amendments and additions to be made ready for immediate re-publication 
when deemed advisable, but also the index, thus avoiding a repetition of vexatious 
delay in a matter so much affecting the public convenience. 

Attention is called, in connection with the use of the index, to the cumulative 
tables of changes in the General Laws to be found near the end of each annual 
Blue Book, and to the tables of disposition of the Revised Laws and other statutes, 
comprising pages cxiii to cclviii, inclusive, of volume I of the General Laws. 

WILLL\M E. DORMAN, 

Counsel to the Senate. 



li^TDEX 



TO THE 



Constitution of the United States. 



(This Constitution is in pages vii to xxi, inclusive, at the beginning of Volume I of the General Laws.) 



ACCOUNTS. 

public money, receipts and expenditures of, to be published 
ACCUSED PERSON. 

rights of ....... . 

ADMIRALTY JURISDICTION. 

provisions as to 
AGREEMENTS AND COMPACTS. 

states, between, or with foreign powers, forbidden 
ALIENS. 

controversies of, jurisdiction .... 

ALLIANCE. 

state, by, prohibited ...... 

AMBASSADORS. 

jurisdiction relative to . . . ' . 

president to receive ...... 

AMENDMENTS. 

constitution, of (see Congress; Constitution). 
APPROPRIATIONS. 

army, for, limitation ...... 

ARMS. 

right to keep and bear, protected 
ARMT. 

appropriations for, limitation .... 

congress, power to raise, support and make rules for governing 

president, commander-in-chief, to be . 

state, keeping by, without, etc., forbidden 
ARSENALS. 

power of congress relative to ... . 

ATTAINDER. 

treason, of, not to affect issue, etc. 

See also Bill of Attainder. 



Art. 


Sec. 


Amend. 


Sec 


I 


9 


V, VI 




III 


2 






I 


10 






III 


2 






I 


10 






III 


2 






II 


3 







I 


8 


I 


8 


II 


2 


I 


10 



II 



III 



BAIL. 

excessive, not to be required 
BANKRUPTCY. 

congress may make uniform law 
BELL OF ATTAINDER. 

congress forbidden to pass . 

states forbidden to pass 

See also Att.vinder. 
BILL OF CREDIT. 

states forbidden to issue 
BORROWING. 

United States, by, authorized 
BOUNTIES. 

debts of United States for, valid . 



I 


9 


I 


10 


I 


10 


I 


8 



VIII 



XIV 



INDEX TO FEDERAL CONSTITUTION. 



CAPTURES. 

coriKross may make rules concerning .... 

CENSUS. 

provisions as to 
CHIEF JUSTICE. 

impeachment trial of president, to preside at 
CITIZENS. 

definition ......... 

states, of, privileges in other states .... 

United States, of: 

franchi.se, race, color, etc., not to be denied or abridged for 
congress may enforce 
sex, not to Ix? denied or abridged for 

congress may enforce 
states abridging, to lose representation 
privileges and immunities, in general: 
congress may protect . 
states not to deny or abridge 
United States, not to infringe 
slavery, protection against 
See also People. 
COINAGE. 

power of congress relative to .... . 

COMMERCE. 

foreign, interstate and Indian, congress may regulate 
interstate, not to pay duties ..... 

no preference between states ..... 

taxes on, limited ....... 

CONFEDERATION. 

states, by, prohibited ...... 

CONGRESS. 

appropriations by, necessity of . 
houses of: 

provisions common to both : 

adjournments ....... 

elections, contested, to determine . 

journals ..... 

meml>ers, may compel attendance, punish and expel 

memlx^rship, questions of, to determine 

quorum 

roll-calls 

rules .... 
house of representatives: 

composition of 

impeachment by . 

officers, choice of 

revenue bills, to originate 

speaker, choice of 

vacancies . 
senate : 

appointments during recess of 

composition .... 

powers and duties, appointments, in 

president pro tempore and other officers, to choose 
revenue bills, may amend 
treaties, in ... . 

president of ... . 

states, equal representation of, in . 

vacancies ..... 
powers, in general .... 
amendments to constitution, may propose 
army, relative to . 

state, keeping by, may permit 



Art. 
I 
I 
I 

IV 



Sec. 



Amend. Sec. 



{. 



8 
9 
9 

0. 10 

10 
9 



5 
3 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 



2 
2 

7 
2 
2 

2 
3 
2 
3 

7 
2 



3 

1. 8 



XIV 



XV 


1 


XV 


2 


XIX 




XIX 




XIV 


2 


XIV 


5 


XIV 


1 


I IX 




XIII 





XVII 



8 
10 



INDEX TO FEDERAL CONSTITUTION. 



Art. 



CONGRESS — Continued. 

powers, in general — Concluded. 

census, may direct manner, etc. .... 

citizens, rights of, may enforce .... 

constitution, amendments of, may propose 

disqualification from ofBce for violating oath to support, may 
remove ....... 

courts, inferior, may establish ..... 

crimes, certain, may fix place of trial 
disqualification from office, may remove, how 
districts for administration of criminal law, to establish 
eighteenth amendment, may enforce 

elections, over ....... 

enumeration of certain ...... 

fifteenth amendment, may enforce .... 

fourteenth amendment, may enforce 

franchise, may protect ...... 

incidental to those enumerated .... 

incomes, may tax ....... 

limitations and restrictions on . 

See also for particular limitations or restrictions the subjects to 
which they relate (.e.g., Bill of Att.\inder). 
members, houses may punish and expel .... 

nineteenth amendment, may enforce .... 

oath of office, disqualification for violation, may remove 
officers, inferior, appointment, may provide for . 
prohibition, may enforce ...... 

race, color, etc., disfranchisement for, may prevent or punish 

rebellion, etc., disqualification for, may enforce . 

slavery, prohibition of, may enforce ..... 

states, acts by, otherwise prohibited, may authorize . 

- disfranchisement by, may punish ..... 

imposts and duties of, may revise and control 

new, may create and admit ...... 

taxation (see Taxes). 

territory, over ........ 

thirteenth amendment, may enforce .... 

treason, punishment of, may declare .... 

United States, property, etc., of, over .... 

woman suffrage, may enforce ...... 

pre.sident, messages from, convening and adjournment by 

punishments and expulsions by . 

quorum, roll-calls, rules ....... 

representatives and senators in: 
provisions common to both: 

arrest, privilege from, when ...... 

attendance, may be compelled ..... 

compensation ........ 

elections, contested, determination .... 

oath or affirmation to support constitutions . 

disqualification for violation ..... 

offices, prohibited and incompatible .... 

pri\'ileges ......... 

punishment and expulsion ...... 

representatives: 

apportionment ........ 

election (see Elections). 

electors of, qualifications ...... 



Sec. Amend. Sec. 



I 


2 










XIV 


5 


V 












XIV 


3 


III 


1 






III 


2 










XIV 


3 






VI 








XVIII 


2 






XIV 2, 


3,5 


I 


4< 


XV 
XIX 




I 


8 










XV 


2 






XIV 


5 






XIV 


5 




< 


XV 


2 






XIX 




I 


8 


XVI 




I 


9 


I-IX, 
XV, XIX 









XIX 








XIV 


3 


II 


2 










XVIII 


2 






XIV 


5 






XIV 


5 






XIII 


2 


I 


10 








/■ 


XIV 


5 






XV 


2 


I 


10 






IV 


3 







IV 



III 


3 


IV 


3 


II 


3 




5 




5 




6 




5 




6 




5 


VI 






6 




6 




5 




2 




2 



XIII 



XIX 



XIV 



INDEX TO FEDERAL CONSTITUTION, 



CONGRESS — Concluded. 

representatives and senators in — Concluded. 
representatives — Concluded. 
qualifications 
txTin of office 
vacancies, how filled 
eenators: 
classes 
election, direct 

See also Elections. 
electors of, qualifications 
number 
qualifications 
term of office 
vacancies 

vote, each to have one 
sessions .... 

special, convened by president 
states, representation in 
CONSTITUTION. 

anieiKJinents, how made, etc. 
construction, as to rights of i>eople 
establishment and purposes of 
officers to be sworn <jr affirmed to support 

penalty for subsequent rebellion, et- 
ratification ... 

supreme law of land, to be . . ... 

CONSULS. 

,iuiis(li<iion relative to .... . 

CONTRACTS. 

states not to impair obligation ... 
COUNSEL. 

accused to have right to ....... . 

COUNTERFEITING. 

(•()iit;ri's.s may provide punishment ... 

COURTS. 

states, of, bound by constitution, laws and treaties 

United States, of, inferior, congress may create .... 

judges, tenure of office, compensation .... 

jurisdiction ....... 

states, certain proceedings against, excepted .... 

Sec also Supre.me Court, Uxited States, of. 
CRIMES. 

persons charged with, rights of ...... . 

See also Tuk..\son. 
CRIMINAL LAW. 

accused person, rights of ....... . 

accusation, definiteness and notice ...... 

districts for administration ....... 

indictments, double jeopardy, self-incrimination .... 

trial, jury, speedy and public, district where crime committed; wit- 
nesses, right to confront and summon; counsel . 



Art. 



Sec. 



Amend. Sec. 



Preamble 
VI 

\II 
\ I 

III 



10 



VI 




I 


8 


III 


1 


III 


1 


III 


2 



XVII 





.3 






3 






3 






3 


XMI 




3 


XVII 




3 


XVII 




4 




II 


3 






2 


XIV 



IX 



XIV 



VI 



XI 



V, VI 



V, VI 

VI 

VI 

V 

VI 



DEBTS. 

contracted before constitution, assumed .... 

insurrection, in aid of, not to be assumed by United States or states 

United States, of. validity, not to be questioned 
DECLARATION OF WAR. 

congress may make ........ 

DISTRICT. 

jury, to be from, where crime committed ; to be ascertained by law 
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. 

See Se.\t or Goveunme.nt. 



VI 



XIV 
XIV 



VI 



4 

4 



INDEX TO FEDERAL CONSTITUTION. 



DOCK YARDS. 

power of congress relative to 
DUE PROCESS OF LAW. 

states to observe 

United States to observe 
DUTIES. 

See Taxes. 

ELECTIONS. 

house of representatives, officers, of 

people, by, in general, franchise, denial or abridgement, penalty, etc. 

president, of 

representatives, of: 

house to judge of 

required 

special . 

time, place, etc. 
senate, officers, of 
senators, of: 

legislature, by 

people, by 

senate to judge of 

time, place, etc. 
^^ce-p^esident, of 
ELECTORS. 

president, etc., of, disqualification for rebellion, etc. 
senators and representatives in congress, of (.see Voters). 
EQUAL PROTECTION OF LAWS. 

states not to deny ....... 

congress may enforce ...... 

penalty in certain cases ...... 

EXCISES. 

See Taxes. 
EXECUTIVE POWER. 

provisions as to ....... 

EXPORTS. 

not to be taxed ....... 

EX POST FACTO LAW. 

congress shall not pass ...... 

states shall not pass ....... 



Lrt. 


Sec. 


Amend. 


Sec. 


I 


8 










XIV 
V 


1 



I 

II 

I 
I 
I 
I 
I 



I 

I 

II 



FINANCE. 

accounts of receipts and expenditures ...... 

no payments except by appropriation ...... 

FINES. 

excessive, not to be imposed ....... 

FORTS. 

congress, power of, relative to ...... . 

FRANCHISE. 

See Citizens; Vote; Voters; Woman Suffrage. 
FREEDOM. 

See LiHERTY. 
FULL FAITH AND CREDIT. 

states to give, to acts, records, etc., of other states 

GOVERNMENT. 

Sec Seat of Government. 
GRAND JURY. 

presentment or indictment by, required for certain crimes 

HABEAS CORPUS. 

not to be suspended, except, etc. ...... 

HIGH SEAS. 

congress may define and punish ofTences on, and make rules con- 
cerning captures on ...... 



IV 



5 
2 
2 
4 
3 



5 
4 
1 



9, 10 

9 
10 



9 
9 



XIV 2, 5 
XII 



XVII 

XII 
XIV 



XIV 
XIV 

XIV 



1 

5 
2 



VIII 



6 



INDEX TO FEDERAL CONSTITUTION. 



HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 

See CoNGitEss, houses of, provisions common to both, house of 
representatives. 
HOUSES. 

soldiers, quartering in, restricted ...... 

IMMIGRATION. 

amendments relative to, not to be made prior to 1S08 

tax or duty on: no restriction prior to 1808 .... 
IMPEACHMENT. 

causes for ••...... 

house of rcpre.-^entatives, by ..... . 

senate, trial and judgment by ..... . 

wlio subject to . 
IMPOSTS. 

See Taxes. 
INCOME TAX. 

jiriA i^idii^ ;is to ••....... 

INDEBTEDNESS, NATIONAL. 

•Diitrrcss iii;i.\' iiKMir .... 

INSURRECTION. 

See Hk HELM ON. 
INTERSTATE COMMERCE. 

Src ( '( i\lMi:Hr|,, 

INTOXICATING LIQUORS. 

manufacture, etc., fcjrbiddcn 

JEOPARDY. 

(l()ul)l(', f()rl)id(li'n ..... 

JUDICIAL POWER. 

fioneral provisions .... 

not to cxiciKi to Miits :ii:;iinst states 
JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS. 

Btates to credit, of other states 
JURY. 

trial by, civil ca.-^s, in . . . 

criminal ca.ses, in . . . . 

LAW OF NATIONS. 

congress may define and punish offences against 
LAWS. 

necessar>', etc., congress may make 

supreme law of land, to be . 

See .-xlso Si-ATrTEs. 
LEGAL TENDER. 

no state to establish ..... 
LEGISLATIVE POWERS. 

in general ...... 

See also Congress, powers, in general. 
LETTERS OF MARQUE AND REPRISAL. 

congress may grant ..... 

states, granting by, forbidden 
LIBERTY. 

life or, states not to take, without due process 
United States not to take, without due process 

press, religion, speech, of . 

MAGAZINES. 

power of congress relative to . . . 

MARITIME JURISDICTION. 

pro\'isions as to 
MILITIA. 

necessity, declared ..... 

powers of congress relative to . . . 



Art. 



Sec. Amend. Sec. 



\' 




I 


9 


II 


4 


I 


2 


1 


■.i 


II 


4 



III 



IV 



1, 2 



III 



XVI 



XVIII 1 



XI 



111 
1 


2 

8 


VII 
VI 


I 

VI 


•S 




I 


10 




I 


1 




I 
I 


8 
10 


XIV 

V 

I 


I 


8 




III 


2 





II 



INDEX TO FEDERAL CONSTITUTION. 



NATURALIZATION. 

congress may make uniform rule 
NAVY. 

congress, power to provide, maintain, and make rules for governing 

president, commander-in-chief, to be . 

state, keeping by, without, etc., forbidden .... 

OATH OF OFFICE. 

by whom taken ••••.... 

\'iolation of, by rebellion, etc., punishment .... 

OFFICERS. 

acceptance of titles, presents, etc., forbidden 

appointment ■••...... 

commissions, president to grant ...... 

oath to support constitution ...... 

PARDONS AND REPRIEVES. 

president may grant ........ 

PATENTS AND COPYRIGHTS. 

powers of congress relative to ..... . 

PEACEABLE ASSEMBLY. 

right of, protected ........ 

PENSIONS. 

debts of United States for, valid ...... 

PEOPLE. 

constitution established by ...... 

powers not delegated, reserved to ..... 

rights of, certain, protected ...... 



not to be denied, etc., by implication 
PETITION. 

right of, protected .... 
PIRACY. 

congress may define and punish . 
POST OFFICES AND POST ROADS. 

powers of congress relative to 
PRESIDENT. 

appointments by 

election, vacancy 



impeachment 

messages to congress . 

oath, qualifications, term of office 

powers and duties 

amba.ssadors, etc., may receive .... 

congress, may convene and adjourn, when; messages to 
veto ......... 

removal (see Impeachment). 
PRESS. 

freedom of, protected 
PROHIBITION. 

ratification, time limited 
PROPERTY. 

state not to take, without due process . 
United States not to take, without due process, nor for public use 
without just compensation 
PUNISHMENT. 

cruel and unusual, prohibited 

REBELLION. 

dis(iuaIification from office for 
RECORDS. 

states to credit, of other states 



Art. 

I 

I 

II 
I 

VI 



Sec. 



8 
2 

10 



Amend. Sec. 



XIV 



I 


9 


II 


2 


II 


3 


VI 




II 


2 


I 


8 




I 




XIV 


Preamble 






X 




I-IX. 




XIII-XV. 




XIX 




IX 





8 








8 








2 








1 


XII 






3 








4 








3 








1 








2,3 








3 
3 








7 


I 








XVIII 


3 






XIV 


1 






V 








VIII 





XIV 



IV 



8 



INDEX TO FEDERAL CONSTITUTION. 



RELIGION. 

csialilishod, forbidden: free exercise protected 
RELIGIOUS TEST. 

none ix> he rc(|uirod for ofFicf ... 

REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS. 

See Congress, representatives and senators in. 
REVENUE BILLS. 

provisions as to ........ 

SEARCHES AND SEIZURES. 

uiircHsoiiahlc, prohil>it<_'ii ....... 

SEARCH WARRANTS. 

issue rcK<iI:itcil ....... 

SEAT OF GOVERNMENT. 

power of oons;ress relative to ..... . 

SELF-INCRIMINATION. 

;iccusc(i person, of, not to he compelled .... 

SENATE. 

See ( 'oNGKE.s.s, houses of, provi.sions common to Uuli, senate. 
SENATORS. 

See CoNGRE.ss, repre.st^ntatives and .senators in. 
SERVITUDE, INVOLUNTARY. 

See Sl.wehy. 
SLAVE. 

enianeipated, states not to deny franclii.se 
congress may enforce .... 

eniai)eii>ation, claim for, void 
SLAVERY. 

forhidden ....... 

prohibition of, enforcement 
SOLDIERS. 

houses, (juarterinK in. n-stricted . 
SPEECH. 

freeiloin of, confiress not to restrict 
STATES. 

admission of new ..... 

amendment to constitution, ratification by 

citizens of different, controversies Ix'tween, jurisdiction 
privileges in other states ... 
United States, of, privilcRcs, not to abridge 

congress, representation in , 

constitution, ratification by 

amendments to, ratification by 

constitutions and laws of, subordinate to United Statos constitutioi 
laws and treaties .... 

courts of, bound by constitution, laws and treaties 

crimes in, place of trial and jury, how determineil 

debts in aid of rebellion, etc., not to assume 

due process of law, to observe .... 

elections of senators and representatives, to determine times, ete 

equal protection of laws, to accord 

fugitives from justice from, etc. .... 

full faith and credit, acts, records, etc., to receive . 

inspection laws, may levy impost or duty for executing 

invasion, protection against .... 

judges of, bound by United States constitution, laws and treaties 

lancl grants of, controversies affecting, jurisdiction 

militia, president, commander-in-chief, when to l)e 

new, within territory, consent required 

officers of, oath or affinnation to support constitution 
disqualification for violation .... 

powers, limitations on .... 

prohibition, may enforce .... 

United States, not delegated to, reserved . 



Art. 



VI 



Sec. Amend. Sec. 
I 



IV 
IV 



XV 

XV 

XIV 

XIII 
XIII 

III 
I 



XIV 
XIV 

XIV 



1 

2 
4 



IV 


3 






y 








III 


2 






IV 


2 










XIV 


1 






XIV 


2 


\ii 








\ 








VI 








VI 








III 


2 


VI 





IV 


2 






IV 


1 






I 


10 






IV 


4 






VI 








III 


2 






II 


2 






IV 


3 






VI 












XIV 


3 


I 


10 


XIV 


1 






XVIII 


2 






X 





INDEX TO FEDERAL CONSTITUTION. 



9 



STATES — Concluded. 

prohibition, ratification by . 

rebellion, etc., debts in aid of, not to assume 

republican form of government to be guaranteed 

senate, equal suffrage in, protected 

suits by and against, jurisdiction 

individuals, by, excluded ... 

territory, rights in, protected 

treaty, alliance, confederation, agreement or compact by, 

United States, protection by . . . 

violence, domestic, protection against . 
STATUTES. 

states, of, to receive credit in other states 

See also Laws. 
SUFFRAGE. 

Sec Citizens; Vote; Voters; Wo.max .SrFFR.\GE. 
SUPREME COURT, UNITED STATES, OF. 

chief justice of, to preside at certain impeachment trials 

creation •■..... 

jurisdiction, original and appellate .... 

Sec also Courts. 
SUPREME LAW OF LAND. 

United States, constitution, laws and treaties of, to be 

TAXES. 

congress may impose, purposes ..... 

direct, amendments relative to, not to be made prior to 1808 
apportionment ....... 

duties, congress may impose ..... 

exports and interstate commerce, on, forbidden 
states, by, on imports or exports, or of tonnage, forbidden, except 
etc. ....... 

uniformity required ■•.... 

excises, congress may impo.se, uniformity required 

exports, on, forbidden ..... 

imposts (see, supra, duties). 

incomes, on . 

interstate commerce, on, forbidden .... 
TITLES OF NOBILITY. 

states, by, forbidden ....... 

United States, by, forbidden 
TONNAGE. 

duties of, by states, forbidden, except, etc. . 
TREASON. 

provisions as to ....... 

See also Crimes. 
TREASURY. 

accounts and appropriations 
TREATIES. 

president and senate, by ..... . 

states, by, forbidden ....... 

supreme law of land, to be . 
TRIAL. 

place of . . . 

See also Criminal Law; Jury. 

UNITED STATES. 

borrowing by, authorized ....... 

citizens of, privileges (see Citizens). 

claims against, jurisdiction ...... 

constitution of (see Constitution). 

courts of (see Courts; Supreme Court, United States, of). 
debts, etc., contracted before constitution to be valid against . 
debts in aid of rebellion, etc., not to assume 





Art. 


Sec. 


Amend. 


Sec. 








XVIII 


3 








XIV 


4 




IV 


4 








V 










III 


2 


XI 






IV 


3 






forbidden . 


I 

IV 
IV 


10 
4 
4 







IV 



I 


3 


III 


1 


III 


2 



VI 



I 


8 


V 






2,9 




8 




9 




10 




8 




8 




9 



I 


10 


I 


9 


I 


10 


I 


3 



I 

11 
1 

VI 

III 



I 

III 

VI 



2 
10 



8 
2 



XVI 



VI 



XIV 



10 



INDEX TO FEDERAL CONSTITUTION'. 



er 



UNITED STATES — Concluded. 

debts of, validity declared ..... 

department head.s, reports to president 

duo proees.s of law to be observed by 

lands and Imildinns of, in states .... 

laws of, supreme law of lanti, to Tie 

officers of, disqualification for relH-llion, etc. 

incompatible offices; senators and representatives 
when ...... 

oath, etc., of office ...... 

powers of, congress may pass laws to carr>' out 
property, not to take without due process, or for public 
just comi)ensation .... 

power of <'onnres-i over certain 
rcl>ellion anainst, debts in aid of, void and not to lie assumed 

penalty for, in certain ca.sc-s .... 

suit.s by, jurisdiction ...... 

territorj', rights in, protected. <'onKress to have power o\ 
treaties of, supreme law of land, to Ix; . 

VETO, PRESIDENTS. 

provisions as to 
VICE PRESIDENT. 

elect idtj, sucic.^.'.^ion to presidency ... 

(|ualifications ....... 

senate, ijresident of, to be . 

term of office ........ 

VOTE. 

congress may enforce rinht ..... 

race, color, etc.. not to prevent ..... 
states denyiriK, t<j lo.-^' reprc^ciiiatinn . . , 

women to have . ... 

VOTERS. 

(lualifications of, representatives in confrrc'^s. for 

senators, for ... . . 

women as ........ 

WAR. 

conRress may declare ...... 

states forljiddcn to declare or wage, except, etc. 
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 

power of congress relati\e to .... . 

WITNESSES. 

accused to bo confronted by, and may summon 
WOMAN SUFFRAGE. 

pro\isions as to 

See also Vote, Voters. 



ineligible 



use without 



Art. 



II 

I 
VI 



I 
VI 

I 



IV 



Sec. 



2 

8 

6 

8 



8 
10 



Amend. Sec. 
Xl\ 4 

V 



MV 



\1\ 
XV 

XIX 
XV 

XIV 

XIX 



XVII 
XIX 



VI 
XIX 



:i 







XIV 


4 






XIV 


.3 


III 


<■> 






IV 


;} 






VI 








I 


7 






II 


1 


XII 
XII 




I 


3 






II 


1 







INDEX 



TO THE 



Constitution of the Commonwealth 



AND THE 



Rearrangement Thereof. 



(The Rearrangement is in pages xxiii to Iviii, inclusive, and the State Constitution in pages lix to cxii, 
inclusive, at the beginning of Volume I of the General Laws.) 



ABSENT VOTING 

ACCUSED PERSONS. 

rights of ......... . 

ACTS (see Laws). 
ADJOURNMENT. 

house of representatives, of ..... . 

senate, of ......... 

ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS. 

number limited to twenty ...... 

ADVERTISING. 

public ways, etc., on, restriction, etc. .... 

AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES. 

conservation ......... 

AGRICULTURE. 

encourac;ement of ....... . 

AMENDMENTS, CONSTITUTIONAL (see Constitution). . 
ANTI-AID AMENDMENT 

initiative not to apply to any amendment of, or of provision 
for its protection ...... 

ANTIQUARIAN INTERESTS. 

- property, taking for ....... 

APPOINTMENTS. 

bribery and corruption in obtaining, disqualification by 
manner of making; seven days' wait ..... 
regular, to be . 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

general appropriation bill ....... 

house of representatives to originate ..... 



initiative not to apply 



items, disapproval or reduction by governor 
referendum not to apply .... 



senate may amend bills for 



Original 


Rearrangement 
Art. Sec, 


Amend. XLV 


35 


Decl. of Rights, Arts. 


12, 13, 29 


XII, XIII, XXIX 




Ch. I, Sec. Ill, Art. 


58 


VIII 




Ch. I, Sec. II, Art. VI 


50 


Amend. LXVI 


74 


Amend. L 


72 


Amend. XLIX 


67 


Ch. V. Sec. II 


156 


Amend. XLVI 


3 2 


Amend. XLVIII, The 


78 


Initiative, II, Sec. 2 




Amend. LI 


73 


Ch. VI, .A.rt. II 


151 


Ch. II, Sec. I, .A.rt. IX 


123 


Decl. of Rights, Art. 


8 


VIII 




Amend. LXIII, Sec. 3 


109 


Ch. I, Sec. Ill, Art. 


57 


VII 




Amend. XLVIII, The 


78 


Initiative, II, Sec. 2 




Amend. LXIII, Sec. 5 


111 


Amend. XLVIII, The 


96 


Referendum, III, Sec. 2 




Ch. I, Sec. Ill, Art. 


57 


VII 





12 



INDEX TO STATE COXSTITUTIOX, 



APPROPRIATIONS — Concluded. 

spofiul appropriation bills .... 

treasury, pajTricnt.s from, to conform to 

See also Budget. 
ARMIES. 

danger; con.sent of legi.slature required 

ARMS. 

keeping and hearing, right of . 

ARMY. 

jury trial not required in . 

I'nited States, of (.see VETKn.\N.s). 
ARREST. 

warrant for, regulated ..... 

ARTS. 

encouragement ...... 

ASSEMBLY. 

rit^hl i)f (see Pkaceabi-E .\ssEMni.Y). 
ASSESSMENTS. 

general court or pjcople, consent of, required to lev.v 

See also T.\xes. 
ATTORNEY GENERAL. 

appointment ....... 

provision superseded . . 

ballot, description of measures on, to determine . 

congress, acceptance of election to, vacates office 
election ........ 

general court, meml)er of, not to be . 

governor, acting, when ..... 

initiative i)etition, certificat<? on . . . 

amendment to, certification .... 



qvialifications 
term of office 



vacancy, how filled, failure to qualify causes 
voters for, (lualifications (see Voters). 
AUDITOR. 

election .......... 

governor, acting, when ....... 

qualificatii)ns ......... 

term of office ......... 

vacancy, how filled, failure to qualify causes 
voters for, qualifications (see Voteks). 
BAIL. 

excessive, forbidden ........ 

initiative and referendum not to applj" .... 

BALLOT. 

constitutional amendments, form on . 

description on, of measures, to be determined by attorney 
general ....... 



Original 

.\mend. LXIII, Sec. 4 
C'h. 11, Sec. I, .\rt. XI 



Decl. of Richts, Art. 
XVII 

Decl. of Rights. .\rt. 
XVII 

Decl. of Rights, .\rt. 
XII 



Decl. of Rights. .\rt. 
XIV 

Ch. V. Sec. II 



Rearrangement 
Art. Sec. 
110 
125 



17 



12 



14 



1.5G 



Decl. r.f Rights, \r\. 


2:? 


XXIII 




Ch. II, Sec. I. Art. IX 




-Vmcn.l. XVII 




.\mend. XLVIII, Cen- 


101 


eral Provisions, III 




.\mend. VIII 


1.j2 


Amends. .XVII. LXIV. 


■M. i:jH 


Sees. 1, 4 




Ch. VI. Art. II 


l.">0 


.\mcnd. LV 


i:i7 


Amend. XLVIII, The 


7'.t 


Initiative. II. See. .i 




Amenti. XLVIII, The 


NO 


Initiative, V, .Sec. 2 




Amend. XVII 


US 


.\mends. XVII, LXIV, 


3'.). i:w 


Sec. 1 




Amend. XVII 


13S 



.\mcnd.s. XVII, LXIV, 39, 138 
Sees. 1, 4 

.\mend. LV 137 

Amends. XVII, LXIV 138 

Amends. XVII, LXIV, 3i>, 138 

Sec. 1 

Amend. XVII 138 



Decl. of Rights, Art. 


2G 


XXVI 




Amend. XLVIII, The 


78 


Initiative, II, Sec. 2 




Amend. XLVIII. Gen- 


101, 102 


eral Pro\-isions, III 





Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 
eral Pro\'isions, II 



101 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION. 



13 



BALLOT — Concluded. 

laws, proposed, form on 

BIENNIAL ELECTIONS 



BILLBOARDS 

BILLS OF ATTAINDER 



BLIND. 

institutions for, public money may be paid to, for services 
BOARDS. 

departments, in, or under governor and council, to be 

quarterly returns by certain .... 
BODY POLITIC. 

formation and nature ..... 

BORROWING OF MONEY. 

regulated ....... 

BOSTON. 

mayor and aldermen to make representative districts 
BRIBERY. 

conviction to bar from certain offices . 
BUDGET 

appropriations based upon .... 

supplementary ...... 

BUILDINGS. 

limitation to specified districts in cities and towns 
BY-LAWS, CITY. 

general court may annul . 
CAMBRIDGE. 

university at . 

See also Harvard College. 
CENSUS 

legal voters, enumeration of 

representatives, apportionment of, to determine; re- 
quired 
senators, apportionment of, to determine 
CHARGES. 

general court or people, consent required to le^'y 

See also Taxes. 
CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS. 

private, state compensation permitted, when 

public, religious freedom and religious exercises in 
CHARTERS. 

revocation, etc. ........ 

CHURCHES. 

public money not to be u.sed for ..... 

CITIES. 

creation .......... 

See also Towns. 
CIVIL POWER. 

soldiers, quartering, in time of war, to administer 

subordination of military to ..... . 

CLERKS OF COURTS. 

congress, election to, vacates oflSce ..... 

elective officers, certain not to be . 

^\^^ts, to sign ......... 

COHASSET. 

Plymouth county, to be part of, for representatives and dis- 
tricts ........ 



Original 


Rearrangement 
Art. Sec 


Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 


101, 103 


eral Provisions, III 




Amend. LXIV 


39, 45, 55, 




117, 128, 




132, 138 


Amend. L 


72 


Decl. of Rights, Art. 


25 


XXV 




Amend. XLVI, Sec. 3 


3 S 


Amend. LXVI 


74 



Preamble 


Preamble 




113-115 


Amend. XXI 


53 


Ch. VI, Art. II 


151 


Amend. LXIII, Sec. 2 


lOS 


Amend. LXIII, Sec. 3 


109 


Amend. LXIII, Sec. 3 


109 


Amend. LX 


71 


Amend. II 


65 


Ch. V, Sec. I, Arts. I-III 


153-155 


Amends. XII, XIII, 


44 


XXI, XXII 




Amends. XXI, XXII 


44 


Amend. XXI 


44,53 


Amend. XXII 


44,45 


Decl. of Rights, Art. 


23 


XXIII 




Amend. XLVI, Sec. 3 


3 


Amend. XLVI, Sec. 4 


3 


Amend. LIX 


75 


Art. XLVI, Sec. 2 


3 


Amend. II 


65. 


Decl. of Rights, Art. 


27 


XXVII 




Decl. of Rights, Art. 


17 


XVII 






152 


Amend. XIX 


62 


Ch. VI, Art. V 


144 


Amend. XXI 


53 



2 
2 



14 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION. 



COLONY. 

Src MAssAPHrsETTs Rat. 
COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, 
powers 



COMMERCE. 

oncouraKoment of ...... . 

COMMISSARY-GENERAL. 

aljolisluMl ...... 

appointment and commission ..... 

general oourt, choice by . 

niomber of, not to be, etc. ..... 

rcport.s, etc., by, to Koverrior .... 

COMMISSIONERS OF INSOLVENCY. 

elective officer.'^, to Ije . 

provi.sioii annulled ...... 

COMMISSIONS. 

form, etc. 

COMMISSIONS, STATE. 

clcpartMU'rit.s, in, or under governor and council, to be 
COMMONWEALTH. 

l)orro\viii)j; of iiKjiiey by ..... . 

credit of, not to Ijc used for private purposes 

established ....... 

free, sovereign and independent 

loans, may contract, for defence, etc. . 

money, etc., of, not to aid certain institutions, except, etc 

payaljle into treasury ... 

payment under warrant ..... 

political divisions, etc., of, initiative not to apply 

referendum not to apply ..... 

powers of (see specific subjects to which those powers relate) 

records of, sccri'tary to keep ..... 

COMPULSORY VOTING 

CONGESTION OF POPULATION. 

relief aniun.'^t ..... 

CONGRESS, CONTINENTAL 

CONGRESS, UNITED STATES, OF. 

accoptancc of election to, vacates certain state offices . 

CONSERVATION 

CONSTITUTION. 

agreed upon, ordained and established 

amendments, in general: 

conflicting and alternative, grouping 

laws adopted at same election, to prevail over 

general court, by, in general ..... 



Original 



Ch. II, Sec. I. Art. VII; 
Amend. LIV 

Ch. V, Sec. II 



Rearrangement 
Art. Sec. 



147 



156 



Amend. LIII 

Amend. IV 

Ch. II. Sec. IV, Art. I 

Ch. VI. .\rt. II 150 

Ch. II. Sec. I. .\rt. XII 126 



-Vmend. XIX 




Amend. XXXVI 




Ch. III. Art. I; 


124 


Ch. VI, Art. IV 




Amend. LXVI 


74 


Amend. L.XII. Sees. 2-4 


113-115 


Amends. XLVI, Sec. 2; 


3 


L.XII, Sec. 1 


112 


rreanible 


Preamble 


Deri, of Rights. Art. IV 


4 


.\mend. LXII. Sec. 2 


113 


Amend. XLVI, Sec. 2 


3 




125 




125 


\uu-w\. XLVIII, The 


78 



Initiative, II, .Sec. 2 
.\n.end. XLVIII, The 
Referendum, III, Sec. 2 



96 





1.39 


.\niend. LXI 


37 


.\mend. XLIII 


66 


Ch. IV 




Amend. VIII 


152 


Amend. XLIX 


67 


Preamble 


Preamble 



definition ....... 

introduction by member .... 

legislative substitute for initiative amendment 

ratification by people, vote required 



.\mend. XLVIII, The 82, 92 

Initiative, III, Sec. 2; VI 

Amend. XLVIII, The 91 

Initiative, VI 

.\mends. IX; XLVIII, 83-87 

The Initiative, IV; 

General Provisions, 

VIII 

.\mend. XLVIII, The 83 

Initiative, IV, Sec. 1 

Amend. XLVIII, The 83, 84 

Initiative, IV, Sees. 1, 2 

Amend. XLVIII, The 82, 86, 87 

Initiative, III, Sec. 2; 

IV, Sees. 4, 5 

Amend. XLVIII, The 87 

Initiative, IV, Sec. 5 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION. 



15 



CONSTITUTION— Concluded. 
amendments — Concluded. 

general court, by — Concluded. 

reference to next general court, vote required 

submission to people, vote required 

initiative, by, definition .... 

excluded matters ..... 

form of question on ballot .... 

general court, action by, on: 

amendment of proposed amendment, vote required 

reference to next general court, vote required 

submission to people, vote required . 

laws, proposed, not to be grouped with, as alternatives 

legislative substitutes for, defined 

how submitted to people .... 

limitation on power . ■. 

petition for ....... 

secretary to submit to people, when 



signatures, number required 

vote required, general court, in 
people, by . . . 

joint session to consider 

legislative action in 

law ratified at same election to be subject to 

veto of governor not to apply 

enrolment ...... 

initiative, laws adopted by, subject to 

laws, prefixing printed copy to . 

rearrangement of, effect, publication . 

revision, pro\'ision for .... 

CORONERS. 

appointment ...... 

CORPORATIONS. 

charters, etc., of, to Ije subject to revocation 
CORRUPTION. 

conviction to bar from certain offices . 
COUNCIL. 

advice and consent required to expend public money 

assembling ....... 



Original 


Rearrangeme nt 
Art. Sec 


. Amend. XLVIII. The 


86 




Initiative, IV, Sec. 4 






. Amend. XLVIII, The 


87 




Initiative, IV, Sec. 5 






. Amend. XLVIII, The 


83 




Initiative, IV, .Sec. 1 






. Amend. XLVIH, The 


78 




Initiative, II, Sec. 2 






. Amend. XLVIII. 


102 




General Provisions, III 






. Amend. XLVIII, The 


85 




Initiative, IV, Sec. 3 






. Amend. XLVIII. The 


86 




Initiative, IV, Sec. 4 






. Amend. XLVIII, The 


87 




Initiative, IV, Sec. 5 






. Amend. XLVIII, The 


92 




Initiative, VI 






. Amend. XLVIII, The 


83 




Initiative, IV, Sec. 1 






. Amend. XLVIII, The 


82,87 




Initiative, III, Sec. 2; 






IV,Sec.5;Amend.LXIV 






. Amend. XLVIII, The 


78 




Initiative, II, Sec. 2 






. Amend. XLVIII, The 


77 




Initiative, II, Sec. 1 






. Amends. XLVIII, The 


87 




Initiative, IV, Sec. 5; 






LXIV 






. Amend. XLVIII, The 


84 




Initiative, IV, Sec. 2 






. Amend. XLVIII. The 


86,87 




Initiative, IV, Sees. 4, 5 






. Amend. XLVIII. The 


87 




Initiative, IV, Sec. 5 






. Amend. XLVIII, The 


84 




Initiative, IV, Sec. 2 






. Amend. XLVIII. The 


85-87 




Initiative, IV, Sees. 3-5 






. Amend. XLVIII. The 


91 




Initiative, VI 






. Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 


105 




eral Provisions, V 






. Ch. VI, Art. XI 


158 




. Amend. XLVIII, The 


78 




Initiative, II, Sec. 2 






. Ch. VI, Art. XI 


158 
157 




. Ch. VI, Art. X 







Ch. II. Sec. I, Art. IX 123 
Amend. LIX 75 



Ch. VI, Art. II 



151 



Ch. I. Sec. I, Art. IV 63 

Ch. II. Sec. I, Art. IV; 119, 131 

Sec. Ill, Art. I 



16 



INDEX TO ^TATii: LU.NbriTrTIOX 



COUNCIL — Concluded. 

eslablithed, etc. ........ 

govcriifir, etc., vacancy, powers . . . . . 

provi.sion annulled ...... 

lieutenant governor. menil)er of .. . . . 

minority opinion.^, reeordinn . . . 

president of 
register 
vacancies, lillint? 

See also Executivk I)ep.\rtmest; CIoveknor and f'oi.vciL. 
COUNCILLORS. 

upportioniiicnt of senator^ aii'i. to ciMiniic!* 

districts . 

election 



examination of record of 
judReships, acceptance of certain, vacates office 
judges not to Ix? 

riuiiilxr 

oalli of oflicc, place of taking, |H'rM>ns admini.'^tering, etc. 

qualifications . 
rank 

term of oflice 



United States, officers of, not to l>e 
vacancies, how filled 

voters for, qualifications (see Voters). 
COUNTIES. 

appuriionment of councillors and senators to 
liighways, land for, taking more than needed 
initiative not to api)ly to measures concerning particular 

referendum not to apply .... 

roprosoiilativcs. .iiiportiniinKuil to, and districts . 
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. 

(lixisioii of ciiiiiiix- into representative districts by 
COURT OF SESSIONS. 

judges not included in disqualification of judges from other 
offices , . , . 

COURTS. 

bail, excessive, and cruel and unusual punishments, by, for- 
bidden .... 

clerk of, accepting election to congress, vacates office 

establishment ....... 

initiative not to apply to measures affecting 

probate (see .Judge of Prob.\te). 
referendum not to apply to measures affecting 

right of access to, etc., not to be affected by initiative or 
referendum ....... 



Original 


Rearrangement 
Art. Sec, 


Ch. ii. Sec. III. .\rt. I 


131 


Ch. II. S,r. III. Art. 




VI 




Amend. LV 




Ch. II, .Sec. II. .\rt. II 


129 


Ch. II. Sec. III. .\rt. 


136 


\' 




<h. II. S<.<-. II. .\rt. II 


12U 


Ch. II. Sec. III. Art. V 


l.iG 


Cii. II. S-c. III. Art. 


40, 133 


VII .\n..-.Hl. XXV 





Ch. I. ,Sec. II. Art I 
.\niend. XVI 
Ch. I, .<ec. II. Art,^. I. 
II; Ch. II, Sec. III. 
Art. II; .\mend.H. XVI; 
I.XIV, Sees. 1. 4 

Ch. VI. Art. II 

Amend. VIII 

Ch. II, Si-c III. Art< 

I, II; .\mend. XVI 
Ch VI, Art. I; 
Amends. VI. VII 
Amend. XVI 

( h 11 .St. 111. .\r' 

111 

Cii II. See. III. A- 

II. Amends. X I.XIV, 

,Sm-. 1 

Am.n.l VI 11 

Cli II. .St, III. Art. 

VI! \.,,.,rnl \\V 



Ch. I. .S*c. II, Art. I 
Amend. XXXIX 
Amend. XLVIII. The 
Initiative, II. Sec. 2 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Referentlum. Ill, Scf. 2 
.Ameii'l Wr 

.\ni.i..l. XXI 



Amend. VIII 



Docl. of Rights, Art. 

XXVI 

Amend. VIII 

Ch. I, .Sec. I, Art. Ill 

Amend. XLVIII, The 

Initiative, II, Sec. 2 



1.32 
3'», 132 



134 
150 

l.VJ 

i.n, 1.32 

14'J 



1.32 
133 

;9 



40, 1.33 



70 

7S 

90 
53 
53 



152 



26 

152 
Gl 

78 



Amend. XLVIII, The 96 
Referendum, III, Sec. 2 



.\mend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, II, Sec. 2 



78 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION. 



17 



COURTS — Concluded. 

writs, issuing from, form, teste, signature .... 

See also Court of Sessions; Courts of Common Pleas; 
Inferior Court of Common Pleas; Judge of 
Probate; Judges; Supreme Judicial Court. 
COURTS OF COMMON PLEAS. 

judges, not to hold other offices, except, etc. 
CREDIT. 

commonwealth, of, not to be used for private purposes 
CRIMES. 

con\'iction, pardon before, not effective .... 

persons charged with, rights of . 

CUSTOMS OFFICERS. 

general court, members of, not to be . . . . ' . 

DEAF AND DUMB. 

institutions for, public money may be paid to, for services 
DEBATE. 

freedom of, in general court ..... 



DECLARATION OF RIGHTS. 

in general ........ 

certaiii provisions of, not to be amended by initiative . 

DEFENCE. 

accused person, right to make ..... 

DEPARTMENTS, EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE. 

number limited to twenty . . 

DISTRICT ATTORNEYS. 

congress, acceptance of election to, vacates office 
elective officers, to be ... 

DISTRICTS. 

initiative not to apply to measures concerning particular 

referendum not to apply ...... 

DIVORCE CASES. 

how heard ........ 

DUE PROCESS OF LAW 

DUTIES. 

general court or people, consent of, required to levy 

See also Taxes. 
EDUCATION. 

encouragement of; principles to be inculcated by 
ELECTIONS. 

attorney general, of . 

auditor, of ...... • 

bribery and corruption in, disqualificatiou from office by 

cities, in . 

clerks of the courts, of ..... . 

commissioners of insolvency, of .... 

provision annulled ...... 

compulsory voting at ..... . 

corrupt practices in, may disqualify from voting . 
councillors, of . 



Original 
Ch. VI, Art. V 



Rearrangement 
Art. Sec. 

144 



*T.iiit:iiu. V XJ.X 


LO^ 


Amend. LXII, Sec. 1 


112 


Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. 


122 


VIII 




Decl. of Rights, Arts. 


12. 13 


XII, XIII 




Ch. VI, Art. II 




Amend. XLVI, Sec. 3 


3 



district attorneys, of 



. Decl. of Rights, .\rt. 


21 


XXI 




Decl. of Rights, Arts. 


1-30 


I-XXX 




. Amend. XLVIII, The 


78 


Initiative, II, Sec. 2 




. Decl. of Rights, Art. 


12 


XII 




. Amend. LXVI 


74 


. Amend. VIII 


152 


. Amend. XIX 


62 


. Amend. XLVIII, The 


78 


Initiative, II, Sec. 2 




. Amend. XLVIII, The 


96 


Referendum, III, Sec. 2 




. Ch. Ill, Art. V 


143 


. Decl. of Rights, .\rt. 


12 


XII 




Decl. of Rights, Art. 


23 


XXIII 




. Ch. V, Sec. II 


156 


. Amends. XVII, LXIV 


138 


. Amends. XVII, LXIV 


138 


. Ch. VI. Art. II 


151 


Amend. II 


65 


Amend. XIX 


62 


. Amend. XIX 




. Amend. XXXVI 




. Amend. LXI 


37 


. Amend. XL 


31 


. Ch. I, Sec. II. Art. II; 


132 


Ch. II, Sec. Ill, .Art. 




II; Amends. XVI, 




LXIV 




. Amend. XIX 


62 



18 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION. 



ELECTIONS — Concluded. 

freedom of .... . 

initiative and referendum not to apply 

governor, of . 



information for voters on measures submitted to them 

inhabitant, term defined as to . . 

Iieut«nant governor, of ... . 

precincts in towns ... 

registers of probutc. of . 

regular, to Ik- establi.shed ... 

representatives, of, in general 

calling, conduct, etc., to lie prescribed by law . 

votes, to \n- written 

voting niarliine.-* may Ik* u.sed 
right to participate in, declared 
secretarj', of . . 

senators, of ...... . 

sheriffs, of ...... . 

state, biennial, to Ix' 

day of ....... 



plurality to elect .... 
sulmiission at, of measures to people 



vot<? necessary to pass measures submitted at 



towns, in ...... 

treasurer and receiver general, of 

voting machines, use of . 
EMINENT DOMAIN. 

just conipeiisatioii required in takings by 

right not affected by initiative 
purposes for which power may be exercised 



ENACTING STYLE 

ESTATES. 

valuation, decennial; general court may order additional 
EXCISES. 

general court or people, consent of, required to levy 

See also Taxes. 



Original 

Decl. of Rights. Art. IX 
.\mend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, II, Sec. 2 
Ch. II. .>v-c. I, Arts. II. 
Ill: .\mends. X, XIV, 
LXIV 

Amend. XLVIII. Gen- 
eral Provisions, IV 



Rearrangement 
Art. Se<'. 

9 

7S 

117, 118 



KM 



. Ch. II, .Sec. II, Art. I; 


IL'S 


Amend. LXIV 




.Vmend. XXIX 


38 


.\mend. XIX 


62 


Decl. of Rights, .\rt. 


8 


VIII 




. Ch. I. .Sv. Ill, Art. I; 


52 


.\n»end. LXIV 




.\mend. XXI 


5;j 


Ch. I, .Stv. III. Art. Ill 


.'■>4 


.\niend. XXXVIII 


:i7. 54 


Decl. of Rights, Art. IX 


y 


Ch. II, .'v-c. IV, Art. I: 


l.JS 


.\men(LH. XVII, LXIV 




Ch. I. Sec. II. Art. II: 


46, 48 


Amends. X, XV, LXIV 




.Vniend. XIX 


02 


.Vmend. LXIV, Sees. 


39 


1, 4 




Ch. I, Sec. 11. Art. 11; 


39 


Soc. III. Art. V; Ch. 




II, Sec. 1, Art. Ill; 




Sec. II, .\rt. I: Amends. 




X, XV. XVI. XVII 




Amend. XIV 


36 


Amend. XLVIII, The 


S2, 87-89, 


Initiative, III. Sec. 2; 


97,98 


IV, Sec. .">; V. Sees. 1, 




•_'. The Referendum, 




III. Sees. .3. 4 




Amend. XLVIII, The 


87. 88. 


Initiative, IV. .S;c. .5; 


97. 98 


V. Sec. 1 ; The Refer- 




endum. Ill, St>cs. ;}, 4 




Amend. XXIX 


38 


Cli. II. ."XT. IV, Art. I: 


138 


Amends. XVII. LXIV 




. Amend. XXXVIII 


37.54 



Decl. of Rights, Art. 
X; .\mcnds. XLIX, LI 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, II, Sec. 2 
Decl. of Rights, Art. X; 
Amends. XXXIX, 
XLIII, XLVII, XLIX, 
LI 
Ch. VI, Art. VIII 

Ch. I, Sec. I, Art. IV 



10, 67, 73 

78 

10, 66. 67, 
69, 70, 73 



41 



63 



Decl. of Rights, Art. 23 

XXIII 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION. 



19 



EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT. 

in general •••...... 

legislative or judicial powers, not to exercise 

See also Departments, Executive and Administrative; 
Governor; Governor and Council. 
EXEMPTIONS. 

income tax, connected with ...... 

voting, not to disqualify from ...... 

EXPENDITURES. 

budget, to include all of commonwealth .... 
EX POST FACTO LAWS. 

forbidden ......... 

FELONY. 

general court not to declare persons guilty of . . . 

FINANCE. 

commonwealth, of ....... . 



measures relating to, procedure 
FINES. 

excessive, prohibited .... 

FOOD. 

See Necessaries of Life. 
FOREST LANDS. 

taxation ....... 

FORESTS. 

conservation ..... 

FORTY-SIXTH AMENDMENT. 

See Anti-Aid Amendment. 
FRANCHISES. 

granting, etc., by emergency law, prohibited 



Original 

Ch. II 

Decl. of Rights, Art. 

XXX 



Amend. XLIV 
Amends. III. XXXII 

Amend. LXIII. Sec. 2 

Decl. of Rights, Art. 
XXIV 

Decl. of Rights, Art. 
XXV 



Rearrangement 
Art. Sec. 
116-139 
30 



64 

108 
24 

25 



Ch. II, Sec. I, .\rts. 3, 108-115, 

XI. XII; Amends. 125. 126 
XLVI, LXII, LXIII 

Ch. I, Sec. Ill, Art. VII 57 



Decl. of Rights, Art. 
XXVI 



26 



Amend. XL I 68 

Amend. XLIX 67 



Amend. XLVIII, The 
Referendum, 11 



94 



revocation, etc., to be subject to . . . 

FREEDOM AND EQUALITY OF ALL MEN, ETC. 
OENERAL COURT. 

adjournment, etc., by governor, etc. 



assembly, dissolution 



bill of attainder, not to pass 

branches .... 

provisions common to both: 

committees, may provide for trial 
contempt of . . . 



by 



council, register of, may call for 

opinions of justices of supreme judicial court, may ask 
when ...... 

trial of cases concerning rights and privileges 
witnesses, assault, etc., power to punish 

house of representatives, in general 

adjournment ...... 

appropriations, to originate 

clerk, initiative petitions, to be transmitted to 



Ainond. LIX 


75 


. Decl. of Rights, Art. I 


1 


. Ch. II, Sec. I, Arts. V, 


120, 121 


VI 




. Ch. I, Sec. I. Art. I; 


41 


Amends. X. LXIV. 




Sees. 1, 3 




. Decl. of Rights, Art. 


25 


XXV 




. Ch. I, Sec. I, Art. I 


41 


. Ch. I, Sec. III. Art. XI 


60 


. Ch. I, Sec. Ill, Arts. 


59,60 


X, XI 




. Ch. II, Sec. Ill, Art. V 


1.36 


. Ch. Ill, Art. II 


146 


. Ch. I, Sec. Ill, Art. XI 


60 


. Ch. I. Sec. Ill, Arts. 


59, 60 


X, XI 




. Ch. I, Sec. Ill 


52-60 


. Ch. I, Sec. Ill, Art. 


58 


VIII 




. Ch. I, Sec. Ill, Art. 


57 


VII 




. .\mend. XLVIII, The 


80 


Initiative, II, Sec. 4 





20 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION 



GENERAL COVRT — Continued. 
brunclies — Concluded. 

house of representatives — Concluded. 

established ....... 

fines, may impose, on towns for failure to choose repre- 
sentatives . . 
impeachments, power in . 

judge of elections, etc., of members, to be 
money bills, to originate 

number of members .... 

quorum ...... 



speaker, officer.^, rules ..... 

senate, in general .... 

adjournment ...... 

ar)pr()i)ri:ition bills, may amend . 

date of (((iivciiiiiK ..... 

election of mcmlxTs, to detemiine and doj'lare 
established .... 

inipoaclinionts, power in 

judge of elections, cic, (if members, to Ix" 
money bills, may amend ... 

number of members ..... 

president and other officers, rules 

quorum ....... 

vacancies, how filled .... 

bribery or corruption, conviction of, disqualifies from nicni- 

IxTship ..... 

commissary-general, may f)rovide for appointment, etc 

provision annulled .... 

debate in, freedom of ... . 

dissolution by governor .... 
elections by, adjournments and procedure . 

enacting style, by ..... 
executive or judicial powers, not to exercise 

felony, not to declare person guilty of 

initiative petitions, introduction and pendency in 

proceedings upon ...... 

instructions to, by people ..... 

joint session to consider amendments to constitution 

laws not to be suspended without authority of 
loans, two thirds vote required to pass 



Original 



Ch. I, Sec. I. .\rt. I; 
i^ec. Ill, Art. I 

Ch. I. Sec. Ill, Art. II 

Ch. I, .^c. Ill, Art. 

VI 

Ch. I, Sec. III. .\rt. X 

Ch. I, ."^ec. Ill, .\rt. 

VII 

Ch. I, Sec. Ill, .\rt. II; 

.\mends. XII. XXI 

Ch. I, St>c. III. .\rt. 

IX: Amends. XXI, 

XXXIII 

Ch. I, Sec. Ill, .\rt. X 

Ch. I, Sec. 11 

Ch. I, Sec. II, Art. VI 

Ch. I. Sec. Ill, .\rt. 

VII 

Ch. I, .S-c. 

.\mend. X 

Cli. I, .St. II, .\rt. IV 

Ch. I, .St. I, .\rt. I 

Ch. I, S<T. II, .\rt. 

VIII 

Ch. I, .St. II, .\rt. IV 



Rearrangement 
Art. Sec. 



41. 52 

54 
56 

59 

57 

53 
41 



59 

44-51 
50 
57 



II. An. HI; 47 



4H 
41 
51 

48 
57 

45 

49 
41 

48 



.S'C 

Ch. I. S-c. Ill, Art. 
VII 

( li. I, .St. II. .\rl. I; 
.\mends. XIII. XXII 
Ch. 1, .Sc. II. .\rt. VII 
Ch. I. St. II. .\rt. IX; 
.\mends. XXII, XXXIII 
Ch. I. Sec. II, Art. IV; 
.\mend. XXIV 

Ch. VI, Art. II 151 

Amend. IV 

Amend. LI II 

Decl. of Rights, Art. 21 

XXI 

Ch. II, Sec. I. Art. V 

Ch. II, Sec. Ill, Art. 40 

VII; Amend. X 

Ch. VI, Art. VIII 41 

Decl. of Rights, Art. 30 

XXX 

Decl. of Rights, Art. 25 

XXV 

Amend. XLVIII, The 80 

Initiative, II, Sec. 4 

Amend. XLVIII, The 81-87 

Initiative, III, IV 

Decl. of Rights, Art. 19 

XIX 

Amend. XLVIII, The 82, 84-87 

Initiative, III, Sec. 2; 

IV, Sees. 2-5 

Decl. of Rights, Art. 20 

XX 

Amend. LXII, Sec. 3 114 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION. 



21 



GENERAL COURT — Continued. 
members, in general: 

acceptance by, of certain offices, vacates office 

arrest, etc., privilege from ...... 

assault, etc., on, puni.shmcnt for . . . . 

compensation, recess committees, etc., for, not to receive 
holding over until succes.sor qualified . 
oath of office, persons administering, etc. 

offices, certain, new, etc., disqualified from . 
incompatible ...... 

right of people to instruct 
speech, debate and deliberations in, privilege 
voters for, qualifications (see Voters). 
representatives : 

apportionment ...... 



Original 


Rearrangement 
Art. Sec 


Ch. VI, Art. II 


150 


Ch. I, Sec. Ill, Arts. 


59, 60 


X, XI 




Ch. I, Sec. Ill, Arts. 


59, 60 


X, XI 




Amend. LXV 


42 


Amend. LXIV, Sec. 1 




Ch. VI, Art. I; 


149 


Amends. VI, VII 




Amend. LXV 


42 


Ch. VI, Art. II; 


150, 152 


Amend. VIII 




Decl.ofRights,Art.XIX 


19 


Decl. of Rights, Art. XXI 


21 



districts .... 
election : 

annual .... 

biennial, superseding above 

conduct, etc., of 
day of . 



house to judge returns 
plurality, by . 
special, in case of vacancy 
written votes, by 

See also Elections. 
number .... 



qualifications 



house to judge 
term of office 



towns may be fined for failure to choose 
travel ....... 

provision annulled ..... 
senators : 

apportionment of councillors and, to counties 

provision superseded .... 
districts ....... 

election : 

annual ....... 

biennial, superseding above 

conduct, day, etc., of ... . 

plurality, by . 

returns ....... 

governor and council to examine . 

senate to judge ..... 
senate to determine and declare results, etc. 



Ch. I, Sec. Ill, Art. II; 53 

Amends. XII, XIII, 

XXI 

Amend. XXI 53 

Ch. I, Sec. Ill, Art. I 

Amend. LXIV, Sees. 39, 52, 55 

1. 4 

Amend. XXI 53 

Ch. I, Sec. III. Art. V; 55 

Amends. X. XV, LXIV, 

Sec. 4 

Ch. I, Sec. Ill, Art. X 59 

Amend. XIV 36 

Amends. X, XV 55 

Ch. I, Sec. Ill, Art. 54 

III; Amend. XXXVIII 

Ch. I, Sec. Ill, Art. II; 53 

Amends. XII, XXI 

Ch. I, Sec. Ill, Art. 53 

III; Amends. XIII, 

XXI 

Ch. I, Sec. Ill, Art. X 59 

Ch. I, Sec. III. Art. I; 39,52 

Amend. X, LXIV, 

Sec. 1 

Ch. I, Sec. Ill, Art. II 54 

Ch. I, Sec. Ill, Art. II 

Amend. XXXV 

Ch. I, Sec. II, Art. I 
Amends. XIII, XXII 
Ch. I, Sec. II, Art. I; 45 
Amends. XIII, XXII 



Ch. I. Sec. II. .\rt. 


I 




Amend. LXIV 




39, 45-48 


Ch. I, Sec. II. Xvt. 


II; 


46 


Amends. X. XV 






Amend. XIV 




36, 47, 48 


Ch. I. Sec. II, Art. 


II 


46 


Ch. I, .Sec. II. Art. 


III; 


47 


Amends. X. LXIV 






Ch. I. Sec. II, Art. 


IV 


4S 


Ch. I. Sec. II, Art. 


IV 


4S 



22 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION, 



GENERAL COURT — Continued. 
members — t'oncluded. 
senators — Concluded. 
election — Concluded. 
summons by governor 

See also Elections. 
number 

qualifications 

senate to judge 
term of office 



name 

petition to, right of 

powers : 
in general 



absent voting, may provide for 
advertising, (('rtairi. may restrict, etc. 
alimony, ca.ses concerning, may provide for hearing 
appropriations, relative to: 
in general 



relative to initiative laws, to carry out 

See also, supra, V)ranches, hou.-<' of ri'pres<'ntaiives, senate 
assessments, may impose 

bribery relative to signatures on certain in-tilions, may 
jjunish ..... 

budget, form, may prescriht^ ... 

may alter, etc. ...... 

building zones, relative to ... ■ 

circulation of certain petitions for hire, relative to 

cities, relative to . 
compul-sory voting, may provide for 
conservation of natural resources, relative to . 
constitution, amendments of, relative to . 

See also Constitution'. 
council, vacancy in, may fill . 
courts and judicatories, may create 

departments, supervision and regulation, may prescrilx; 
divorce cases, may provide for hearing 
duties, may impose 

education, literature, arts and sciences, etc., to encourage 
elections, relative to: 

cities, in . 

compulsory voting at 

results, to declare 

sheriffs, etc., of, to provide for 

towns, in .... 

voting machines at . 
eminent domain, taking by, may authorize 



Original 



Ch. I, Sec. II. .\rt. Ill; 
Amends. X. LXIV 



estates, valuation, additional, may order 



Ch. 1. Sec. I. .\rt. IV; 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, I 
-Vmend. XLV 
.\mend. L 
Ch. III. .\rt. V 

Ch. II. Sec. I, .\rt. XI; 
.\nicnd. LXIII, Sees. 
3, 1 

.\mend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, II. Sec. 2 

Ch. I. S.-C. I, .\rt. IV 

.\mend. XLVIII. C.cn- 
eral Provisions, I 
Amen«i. LXIII. Sec. 2 
.\mend. LXIII, S<.c. .S 
Amend. LX 
Amend. XLVIII. Gen- 
eral Provisions, I 
Amend. II 
Amend. LXI 
Amend. XLIX 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, IV, VI 

Amend. XXV 

Ch. I, Sec. I, Art. Ill 

Amend. LXVI 

Ch. III. Art. V 

Ch. I, Sec. I. Art. IV 

Ch. V, Sec. II 

Amend. II 
Amend. LXI 
Amend. XVI 
Amend. XIX 
Amend. XXIX 
Amend. XXXVIII 
Amends. XXXIX, 
XLIII, XLVII, XLIX, 
LI 
Ch. I, Sec. I, Art. IV 



Rearrangement 
Art. Sec. 



47 



Ch. I, Sec. II, Art. I: 


45 


Amends. XIII, XXII 




Ch. I, Sec. II, Art. V; 


45 


Amends. XIII. XXII 




Ch. I. Sec. II. Art. IV 


48 


Ch. I. Sec. II. Art. I; 


39, 46 


Amends. X. LXIN', 




Sec. I 




Ch. I. Sec. I. Art. I 


41 


Decl. of Rights, Art. 


19 


XIX 





63. 76 



35 
72 
143 



109. 110, 
125 



0.3 

00 

lOS 
100 
71 
99 

65 
37 
67 
H7, 90-92 



133 

61 

74 

143 

63 

156 

65 
37 
134 
62 
38 

37, 54 
66, 67, 
70, 73 



69. 



63 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION. 



23 



GENERAL COURT — Continued. 
powers — Continued. 

excises, may imiwse •■.... 
forgery of signatures on certain petitions, may punish 

government, support and defence, may legislate for . 
highways, etc., taking of more land than needed for . 
homes, relative to providing, by commonwealth 
initiative and referendum, relative to: 
provisions common to both: 

petitions, relative to .... . 

initiative, in general ...... 

appropriations to carry out initiative laws 

laws adopted by, may repeal 

laws to facilitate, may enact 

referendum, laws, on, may provide for 
provision annulled 

laws to facilitate, may enact 

jury trial, may abolish, in certain cases 

legislative, in general 

martial law, may extend 

measures, may refer, to voters 
provision annulled 

members, salaries, etc., may provide for 
military and naval forces, to provide for 

officers, appointment and removal, to provide for . 
municipal governments, relative to ... 

necessaries of life, taking and distribution, relative to 
notaries public and commissary-general, to choose 

provision superseded .... 
oaths of office, may presenile 
officers, civil and military, general, relative to 
probate court, appeals from, may provide for hearing 

sittings, to fix times and places . 
rates, may impose 
religious instruction, to pro\ade for 

provision superseded . 
representatives, apportionment to counties and manner of 

election, to prescribe 
secretary, treasurer and receiver-general, etc., to choose 

provision sujxTseded .... 
soldiers, quartering of, may regulate 

suspension of laws by . 

taxes, fore-st lands, on. may impose 

income, on, may impose 

proportional, etc., may impose 
valuation of estates .... 
veto, may pass bills, etc., over 

voting machines, use of, may provide for 



Original 


Rearrangement 




Art. 


Sec 


Ch. I, Sec. I, Art. IV 


63 




Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 


99 




eral Provisions, I 






Ch. I, Sec. I. Art. IV 


63 




Amend. XXXIX 


70 




Amend. XLIII 


66 




Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 


99 




eral Provisions, I 






Amend. XLVIII, The 


81-87 




Initiative, III, IV 






Amend. XLVIII, The 


78 




Initiative, II, Sec. 2 






Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 


106 




eral Provisions, VI 






Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 


107 




eral Provisions, VII 






Amend. XLII 






Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 






eral Pro\asioris, VIII 






Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 


107 




eral Provisions, VII 






Decl. of Rights, Art. 


15 




XV 






Ch. I, Sec. I, Art. IV; 


63, 76 




Amend. XLVIII, I 






Decl. of Rights, Art. 


28 




XXVIII 






Amend. XLII 






Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 






eral Provisions, VIII 






Amend. LXIII, Sec. 3 


109 




Amend. LIV 


147 




Amend. LIII 


148 




Amend. II 


65 




Amend. XLVII 


69 




Ch. II, Sec. IV. Art. I 






Amend. IV 






Ch. I, Sec. I, Art. IV 


63 




Ch. I, Sec. I, Art. IV 


63 




Ch. Ill, Art. V 


143 




Ch. Ill, Art. IV 


142 




Ch. I, Sec. I, Art. IV 


63 




Decl. of Rights, Art. Ill 






Amend. XI 







Amend. XXI 

Ch. II, Sec. IV, Art. I 

Amend. XVII 

Decl. of Rights, Art. 

XXVII 

Decl. of Rights, Art. 

XX 

Amend. XLI 

Amend. XLIV 

Ch. I, Sec. I, Art. IV 

Ch. I. Sec. I. Art. IV 

Ch. I, Sec. I, Art. II; 

Amends. I, LXIII, 

Sec. 5 

Amend. XXXVIII 



53 



27 

20 

68 
64 
63 
63 
43, HI 



37 



24 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION, 



GENERAL COURT — Conduced. 

powers — Concluded. 

voting precincts, relative to 

war, etc., in time of, certain 

welfare of commonwealth and subjoct^, may legislate for 
prorogation by governor, etc. ... 

quorum (see,.si//>rfl, branche.s. hou.-^e of representative.-*, senate), 
recess committees, no compensation for xtvIcc on 
recesses ..... 
sessions, to lx> frequent 

taxes, etc., not to be levied without consent of, etc. 

treason, not to declare person guilty of . . 

vacancies, filling by. order of 



vote, two-thirds, when required: 
loans, to pass 
exceptions 
veto, to override 

GOD. 

worship of, protected, etc. 

GOVERNMENT. 

laws, not of men, to be 

objects and right of pi'opli' to .'iIiit 

t("iii|)or;iry, provision for 
GOVERNOR. 
in general 

council, president of, to Ix' 
election .... 



examination of records of ... 

judges not to be 
oath of office, place of taking, person ailmini.^tering. etc. 

office established 

officers, etc., inventories, reports aiul information from, to 

receive 
offices, pensions, salaries, other, forbidden 
powers : 

appropriations: 

general appropriation bill, prior to. may recommeml 
items, may disapprove or reduce 
special appropriation bills, may recommend . 
bills and resolves, may return with suggested amendments 
budget, annual, to recommend, etc. 

supplementary, may recommend .... 

commissions, to sign ...... 

council, may assemble, and order and direct government 

president of ...... . 

emergency law, may declare ..... 

general court: 

joint session, may call, when .... 

to dissolve ....... 

provision annulled ...... 



Original 

.\mend. XXIX 
.\mend. XLVII 
Ch. I. Sec. I, Art. IV 
Ch. II. .^v'c. I, Art. V 

.Vmend. LXV 

.\mend. LII 

IVd. of Rights, Art. 

XXII 

Ded. of Rights, Art. 

XXIII 

Deri, of Rights, .\rt. 

XXV 

Ch. II. .S'c. III. .\rt. 

VII: .Xmcnd. X 

.\mend. l.Xll. .•->ec. H 
Amend. LXII. Sec. 2 
( li. I. Sc. I. Art. II; 
Amend. LXII I. S.c. .'» 

Ded. of Rights. Arts. 
II. Ill: Amend. XI 

Decl. of Rights. Art. 

XXX 

Preamble, Decl. of 

Right-s. Art. VII 

Ch. VI. Art. IX 

Ch. II. .S-c. I 
Ch. II, .S'c. II. Art. II 
Ch. II, .S-c. I. Arts. II. 
Ill; .\mends. X. XIV. 
XV, LXIV 
.\mend. X\'I 
.Vniend. VI 11 
Ch. VI. Art. I; 
.\mends. VI, VII 
Ch. II. Sec. I, Art. I 



Rearrangement 



Art. 

3S 
69 
63 

IJO. 121 

42 

41, 120 

22 

23 

2.5 

40 



114 
113 

■iA. Ill 



Sec. 



2, 3 



30 

Preamble, 

7 



1UM27 
12'.» 

39, 117, 
IIH 

134 
l.VJ 
149 

116 



Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. XII 


126 


Ch VI. Art. II 


150 


.Vmend. LXIII, Sec. 3 


109 


.Vmend. LXIII, Sec. 5 


111 


.Vmend. LXIII, Sec. 4 


110 


Amend. LVI 


43 


.Vmend. LXIII, Sec. 2 


108 


.\mend. LXIII. Sec. 3 


109 




124 


Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. IV; 


119. 131 


Sec. Ill, Art. I 




Ch. II, Sec. II. Art. II 


129 


.\mend. XLVIII, The 


94 


Referendum. II 





Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, IV, Sec. 2 
Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. V 
Amend. X 



84 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION. 



25 



GOVERNOR — Concluded. 
powers — Concluded. 

information for budget, may require from state officers, etc. 
loans, term of ....... . 

militia, commander-in-chief of, etc. . . . . 

officers of, to commission ...... 

organization and government, to prescribe and regulate 
senators, to summon tho.se elected . . . . . 



veto 



appropriation hills, items in, of . 
constitution, amendments of, and initiative measures 
not subject to .... . 

qualifications ........ 

salary ......... 

summons by, to now governor, lieutenant governor and 
councillors ...... 

term of office ........ 



title 

United States, officers of, not to be 
vacancy : 

failure to elect, from, filling of 

lieutenant governor to act 
precedence in filling 

succession in case of 



warrant for expenditure of money . . . . . 

See also Executive Department. 
GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

assault, etc., on members and witnesses, punishment . 

contempt of ....... ■ 

powers : 

in general .......-■ 

general court, may adjourn, prorogue, and, upon request, 
convene .... 

pardons ...... 

alimony, cases concerning, to hear, until, etc 
appointments 

council, vacancy in, may fill, when 
divorce cases, to hear, until, etc. 
election returns, to examine . 
senators, of . . . 

finance, relative to 
judges, may retire, etc. . 
marriage, cases involving, to hear, until, etc. 
opinions of justices of supreme judicial court, may ask 
when ....... 



Original 


Rearrangement 
Art. Sec 


Amend. LXIII, Sec. 2 


108 


Amend. LXII, Sec. 3 


114 


Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. VII; 


147 


.^mend. LIV 




Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. X; 


148 


Amend. LI 1 1 




.\mend. LIV 


147 


Ch. I, Sec. II, Art. Ill; 


47 


.\mends. X, XIV, 




LXIV 




Ch. I, Sec. I, Art. II; 


43 


Amend. 1 




Amend. LXIII, Sec. 5 


111 



Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 105 

eral Provisions, V 

Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. II; 117 

Amend. XXXIV 

Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. XIII 127 



Amends. XVI, LXIV 


134 


Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. II; 


39 


Amends. X, LXIV, 




Sec. 1 




Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. I 


116 


Amend. VIII 


152 



Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. Ill; 

Amends. X, XIV, XVI 

Ch. II, Sec. II, Art. Ill 

Ch. II, Sec. Ill, Art. 

VII 

Ch. II, Sec. II, Arts. 

II, III; Sec. Ill, Art. 

VI; Amend. LV 

Ch. I, Sec. I, Art. IV; 

Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. XI 



118, 134 

130 
40 

130, 137 



63, 125 



Ch. I, Sec. Ill, Arts. 


59, 60 


X, XI 




Ch. I, Sec. Ill, Arts. 


59,60 


X, XI 




Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. IV; 


119, 131 


Sec. Ill, Art. I 





Ch. II, Sec. I, Arts. V, 120, 121 
VI; Amend. X 

Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. 122 
VIII 

Ch. Ill, Art. V 143 

Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. IX 123 

Amend. XXV 133 

Ch. Ill, Art. V 143 

Amend. XVI, LXIV 1.34 

Ch. I, Sec. II, Art. Ill 47 

Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. XI 125 

Amend. LVIII 140 

Ch. Ill, Art. V 143 

Ch. Ill, Art. II 146 



26 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION- 



GRAND INQUEST. 

houM' (if niircs<iitativcs to be . 

HABEAS CORPUS 

HARVARD COLLEGE 

general court may alt<r government .... 

grants to, etc., confirmed ...... 

interests of, to l>e cheri.shed hy leKislature.>< and maRistrates 

officers of, not to Ix- memlxT.s of general court, etc. 
provision annulled ... 

president and fellows of, rights confirmed 

temporary government ...... 

HEREDITARY OFFICE. 

forliiiiiicii ........ 

HIGH SEAS. 

jury trial may be abolished in ca.^es arising on 

HIGHWAYS. 

taking of nujre l.-ind tliaii needed for . 
HISTORICAL INTEREST. 

lirojicrty, taking fur . 
HOMES. 

(■(iiiiiiionwealth may provide, etc. 
HOSPITALS. 

[lulilic inone,\' t:ki.\' Kc luiid tu. f(ir s<Tvices . 
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 

Sec C;i:ni:u\l ('oiht, hranclios, house of ri'prcs<.'ntative.s. 
ILLITERATES. 

\'otii]g, 'iisi|ualified from, except 
IMPEACHMENT. 

jurisdiction, procedure, etc. 

pardoning power not applicable to convictions by 
IMPOSTS. 

general court or people, consent of, required to levy 



See al.>^o Taxes. 
INCOMES. 

taxation ....... 

INCORPORATION. 

art.< (if. to be sulijcct to revocation, etc. 
INDIVIDUALS. 

rights, in general ..... 
natural, stated 
INFERIOR COURT OF COMMON PLEAS. 

clerk, not to 1k' memlwr of general court, etc. 
INHABITANTS. 

defined ....... 

rights to hold ofric(^ and \"o1e 
INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM 

provisions common to both: 

ballot, fonn and description of measures on 

individual rights, certain, not subject to . 

information for voters .... 

laws to facilitate, general court may make 

people, reserved to ... . 

petitions, circulating for hire may Ix; regulated by law- 
secretary to send copies, etc., to voters 



Original 

Ch. I. Sec. III. .\rt. VI 
Ch. VI, .\rt. VII 
Ch. V. Sec. I, Arts. 
I-III 

Ch. V, Sec. I, .\rt. Ill 
Ch. V, Sec. I. Art. II 
Ch. V, Sec. II 
Ch. VI, .\rt. II 
Amend. XXVII 
Ch. V. .^c. I. Art. I 
Ch. V. Sec. I. Art. Ill 



Dec!, of Right.«. Art. VI 6 



Rearrangement 
.\rt. Sec. 

12 
153-155 

l.=)5 
l.')4 
1.56 



153 



Decl. of Right*. .\rt. 


15 


XV 




.\mend. XXXIX 


70 


.\mend. LI 


73 


Amend. XI. Ill 


66 


Amend. XLVI, .S^-c. 3 


3 



-Xrncnd. XX 



32 
51, .56 



Ch. I. S-c. II. Art. 

VIII: S-c. III. Art. VI 

Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. VIII 122 



Ded. of Rights. Art. 
XXIll 


23 


Amend. XLIV 


64 


.\mcnd. LIX 


75 


Decl. of Rights 

Decl. of Rights, .\rt. I 


1-30 
1 



Ch. VI. Art. II 



150 



Ch. I, .Sec. II. Art. II 46 

Decl. of Rights. .\rt. IX 9 
Amend. XLVIII 7&-107 

.\mend. XLVIII, Gen- 101 103 

eral Provisions, III 

Amend. XLVIII, The 

Initiative, II, Sec. 2 

Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 104 

eral Provisions, IV 

Amend. XLVIII. Gen- 107 

eral Provisions, VII 

Amend. XLVIII, I 76 

Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 99 

eral Provisions, I 

Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 104 

eral Provisions, IV 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION. 



27 



INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM — Conhnued. 
provisions common to both — Concluded. 

self-executing ........ 

signatures, identification, certification, forgery, signing for 
money, etc. ....... 

one-fourth, not more than, from one county 

initiative: 

alternative measures ....... 

ballot, conflicting and alternative measures, grouping, etc., 
on ....... . 

cities, not to apply to laws relative to . 

commonwealth, political divisions of, not to apply to laws 
relative to ...... . 

conflicting measures: 

constitutional amendment to prevail over law 

submission ........ 

vote, highest to control ...... 

constitution, amendment by (see Constitution, amend- 
ments, initiative, by), 
application to laws adopted by initiative 

counties, not to apply to laws relative to 

courts, etc., not to apply to laws relative to 

definition 

districts, not to apply to laws relative to . 

general court, action by, in general 

appropriations to carry out laws enacted by, to make 

ballot, grouping and designating measures on 

committee, reference to, hearing and report . 
conflicting and alternative measures, grouping 

constitutional amendments, on (see Constitution, 
amendments, general court, by, initiative, by, 
general court, action by, on). 

laws, proposed, on ...... . 

legislative substitutes, adoption ..... 
definition, in case of constitutional amendments 
submission to people ...... 



money to carry out laws enacted by, to raise by tax- 
ation, etc. ....... 



Original 

Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 
eral Provisions, VII 

Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 
eral Provisions, I 
Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 
eral Provisions, II 

Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, VI 

Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, III, Sec 2; VI 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, II, Sec. 2 

Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, II, Sec. 2 

Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, VI 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, VI 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, VI 



Rearrangement 
Art. Sec. 

107 



99 
100 

92 

82,92 

78 

78 

91 
92 
90,92 



. Amend. XLVIII, The 


78 


Initiative, II, Sec. 2 




. Amend. XLVIII, The 


78 


Initiative, II, Sec. 2 




. Amend. XLVIII, The 


78 


Initiative, II, Sec. 2 




. Amend. XLVIII, I 


76 


. Amend. XLVIII, The 


78 


Initiative, II, Sec. 2 




. Amend. XLVIII, The 


81-92 


Initiative, III-VI 




. Amend. XLVIII, The 


78 


Initiative, II, Sec. 2 




. Amend. XLVIII, The 


82,92 


Initiative, III, Sec. 2; 




VI 




. Amend. XLVIII, The 


81 


Initiative, III, Sec. 1 




. Amend. XLVIII, The 


92 


Initiative, VI 





Amend. XLVIII, The 88 
Initiative, V, Sec. 1 
Amend. XLVIII, The 82 
Initiative, III, Sec. 2 
Amend. XLVIII, The 83 
Initiative, IV, Sec. 1 
Amend. XLVIII, The 82 
Initiative, III, Sec. 2; 
Amend. LXIV 

Amend. XLVIII, The 78 
Initiative, II, .Sec. 2 



28 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION', 



INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM — Conimwed. 

initiative — Continued. 
laws, proposed: 

amendment by petitioners ...... 

constitutional amendments, proposed, not to be prouped 
with, as alternatives 

constitutional amendments to prevail over, if adopted 

constitution to apply to ..... . 

effective as law, when form of question on ballot 
legislative substitutes for, how subniitled 

jjetition to contain te.vt ...... 

secretary, submission by, to people, vote re<iuired 

signatures, numlx?r required; additional, filing 

vote by yea and nay in general murt .... 
localities, not to apply to laws relative to . . . 

petitions ........ 

attorney general, certification by .... 

committee, reference to. hearing and report . 

contents .... 

excluded matters 

filing, with secretary, time . 

first ten signers, amendment by 
originating by 

general court, transmission to 

individual rights, certain, not to relate to . 

mode of originating ....... 

origin ......... 

signatures : 

additional, in case of law, number and time for filing . 

blanks for ........ 

identification and certification of, forgerj', etc. . 

limitation as to counties ...... 

number required: 

constitutional amendment, for .... 

law, for ....... . 



Original 



Rearrangement 
Art. Sec. 



.\mend. XLVIII, The 89 
Initiative, V, Sec. 2 



-Vmend. XLVIII. The 
Initiative, \'I 
Amend. XLVIII. The 
Initiative, VI 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, II, Sec. 2 

Amend. XLVIII. The 
Initiative. Ill, Sec. 2; 
V, Sec. 1; Amend. LXIV 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, II, Sec. 1 
Amend. XLVIII. The 
Initiative, V. ."^ec. 1 
-Vmend. XLVIII. The 
Initiative, V, Sec. 1 
Amend. XLVIII. The 
Initiative, V, Sec. I 
Amend. XLVIJI, The 
Initiative, II, Sec. 2 
Amend. XLVIII. The 
Initiative. 11 
.Xmend. XLVIII. The 
Initiative, II, Si'c. 3 
Amend XLVIII. The 
Initiative, III. Sec. 1 
.\mend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative. II, Sec. 1 
Anien.l. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, II, Sec. 2 
Amend. XLVIII. The 
Initiative. II. Si-c. i 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, V. Sec. 2 
.\mend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, II, Sec. 3 
.\mend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, II, See. 4 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, II, Sec. 2 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, II, Sec. 3 
.\mend. XLVIII. The 
Initiative, II, Sec. 3 

Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, V, Sec. 1 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, II, Sec. 3 
Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 
eral Provisions, I 
Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 
eral Provisions, II 

Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, IV, Sec. 2 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, V, Sec. 1 



92 
91 



SS, 103 
82 



8S 

88 

88 

78 

77-SO 

79 

81 

77 

78 

79 

89 

79 

80 

78 

79 

79 

88 
79 
99 
100 

84 
88 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION, 



29 



INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM — Contmwed. 
initiative — Concluded. 
petitions — Concluded. 

text of measure, to contain . . . . . 

religion, etc., not to apply to . 

repeal of laws adopted by ..... . 

secretary, duties in connection with, etc. (see Secretary). 
towns, not to apply to laws relative to . 

veto of governor not to apply . . . . . 

vote: 

general court, in: 

constitutional amendment, on: 

next general court, to refer to ... . 

people, to submit to ..... . 

legislative substitute, to place on ballot 



people, by: 

conflicting and alternative measures, on 

constitutional amendment, on . 

laws, on .... 

referendum ..... 

appropriations, certain, not subject to 

cities, laws relative to, not subject to 

commonwealth, political divisions of, laws relative to, not 
subject to . 

counties, laws relative to, not subject to 

courts, judges, etc., not subject to . 

definition ..... 
districts, laws relative to, not subject to 

excluded matters ....... 

franchise, law granting, etc., not to be emergency law 

general court, by . 

provision annulled ...... 

laws: 

all, subject to, except, etc. ..... 

emergency : 

excepted from ninety day delay 

franchise, granting, certain, excluded 
governor, declaration by . 



Original 


Rearrangement 
Art. Sec 


Amend. XLVIII. The 


77 


Initiative, II, Sec. 1 




Amend. XLVIII, The 


78 


Initiative, II, Sec. 2 




Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 


106 


eral Provisions, VI 




Amend. XLVIII, The 


78 


Initiative, II, Sec. 2 




Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 


105 


eral Provisions, V 





Amend. XLVIH, The 
Initiative, IV, Hoc. 4 
Amend. XLVIII. The 
Initiative, IV, .Sec. 5 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, III, Sec. 2; 
IV, Sees. 4, 5 

Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative. VI 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, IV, Sec. 5 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, V, Sec. 1 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Referendum 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Referendum, III, Sec. 2 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Referendum, III, Sec. 2 



Amend. XLVIII, 
Referendum, III, 
Amend. XLVIII, 
Referendum, III, 
Amend. XLVIII, 
Referendum, III, 
Amend. XLVIII, 
.\mend. XLVIII, 
Referendum, III, 
Amend. XLVIII, 
Referendum, III, 
Amend. XLVIII, 
Referendum, II 
Amend. XLII 
Amend. XLVIII, 
eral Provisions, V 



The 
Sec. 2 
The 
Sec. 2 
The 
Sec. 2 
I 

The 
Sec. 2 
The 
Sec. 2 
The 



Gen- 
III 



86 

87 

82, 86, 87 

92 
87 
88 
93-98 



96 



96 



96 

96 

96 

76 
96 

96 

94 



Amend. XLVIII, The 95 
Referendum, III, Sec. 1 

Amend. XLVIII. The 93 
Referendum, I 

94 
Amend. XLVIII, The 94 
Referendum, II 



30 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION. 



INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM — Concluded. 
referendum — Concluded. 
laws — Concluded. 

emergency — Concluded. 
preamble, vote required . 

rep>oal on referendum 
not subject to referendum . 

excepted from ninety day delay 

time for taking cfTcct, exceptions 

laws to facilitate ..... 
localities, law.s relative to, not .subject to 

petitions: 

contents ...... 



Original 



Amend. XLVIII. The 
Referendum, II 

.\mend. XLVIII. The 
Referendum. Ill, Sec. 2 
Amend. XLVIII. The 
Referendum, I 
.\mend. XLVIII. The 
Referendum, I 

.\mend. XLVIII, The 
Referendum, III. Sec. 2 



Rearrangement 
Art. Sec. 



94 



98 
96 

93 

93 

107 
96 



emergency law, on. or law not re<iuestirig susjiension, 
pro«'edure, signatures. Munil)er rciiuired 

filing, time for, first ten signers . . . . . 



suspension of law. requesting, procedure, signatures. 
nunilRT required ...... 

reUgion, etc., laws relating to, not subject fo . 

secretary, duties in connection with, etc. (see .Skcketary). 
signatures, additional, numl)er, time for filing, first ten 



submission to people, manner and time . 
thirty per cent vote required to defeat taw 

towns, laws relative to, not subject to 

INSTRUCTIONS TO REPRESENTATIVES. 

right uf . 

INVASION OR INSURRECTION. 

repeiiini?, loans for ..... 
militia, use for ..... 
JUDGE OF PROBATE. 

appeals from, liow heard .... 

general court or council, memlwr of, and other offices, incom 
patihility .... 

sittings ....... 

JUDGES. 

appointment ...... 

congress, acceptance of election to. vacates office 

free, impartial, indejiendent, necessary 

general court, members of, not to be . 
initiative not to apply to measures afifecting 
legislative or executive powers, not to exercise 



Amend. XLVIII. The 95 
Referendum. Ill, .S'c. 1 

Amend. XLVIII. The 9S 
Referendum. Ill, Sec. 4 
Amend. .XLVIII. The 97, 98 
Referendum, III, Sees. 
3. 4 

Amen.l. XLVIII, The 97 
Referendum, III, Sec. 3 
Amend. XLVIII. The 96 
Ri'ferendum. III. ."^c. 2 

Amend. XLVIII. The 97. 98 

Refereiidimi. Ill, Sees. 

3. 4 

Amend. XLVIII. The 97. 98 

Referendum, III, Sees. 

3. 4 

Amen.l. XLVIII, The 97, 98 

Refv-rendum, III, Sees. 

3. ^ 

Amend. .XLVIII. The 96 

Referendum. III. Sec. 2 

De<l. of Rights. Art. 19 

XIX 

.\mend. LXII. .Sec. 2 113 

Amend. LIV 147 



Ch. Ill, Art. V 



143 



Ch. VI, Art. II 


150 


Ch. III. Art. IV 


142 


Ch. II, Sec. I. Art. IX 


123 


Am.-nd. VIII 


1.52 


DM. of Rights, .Vrt. 


29 


XXIX 




Ch. VI. Art. II; 


150, 152 


Amend. VIII 




Amend. XLVIII, The 


78 


Initiative, II, Sec. 2 




Decl. of Rights, .Yrt. 


30 


XXX 





INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION. 



31 



JUDGES — Concluded. 

offices, certain, not to hold ...... 

probate, of (see Judge of Probate). 
referendum not to apply to measures affecting 

retirement, pensions ....... 

supreme judicial court, of (see Supreme Judicial Court). 
tenure of office, removal ....... 

writs, to boar teste of ...... . 

JUDICIAL DECISIONS. 

initiative not to apply to measures affecting 

JUDICIAL OFFICERS. 

in general ......... 

See also Judges. 
JURY. 

civil cases, in ........ . 

exceptions ......... 

criminal cases, in, exceptions ...... 

initiative, etc., not to apply to measures affecting right of 
trial by ....... 

JUSTICE. 

administration, impartial, necessary ..... 

principles of. in government, necessary .... 

right to complete, free and prompt ..... 
initiative, etc., not to apply to measures affecting 

JUSTICES OF THE PEACE. 

appointment ......... 

courts of common pleas, judges of, may bo . 

judges of supreme judicial court may hold office; not included 
in limitation of number, etc. .... 

removal .......... 

term of office ......... 

LANDMARKS. 

preservation and maintenance, land, taking for . 
LAW, MARTIAL. 

See M.\RTi.\L Law. 
LAW OF LAND. 

to be followed in all civil and criminal proceedings, etc. 

LAWS. 

book containing, constitution, to contain .... 

certain, not subject to referendum (see Initiative and 
Referendum, referendum). 

colonial, provincial and state, before adoption of constitu- 
tion, certain, continued ..... 

crimes, past, to punish, forbidden ..... 

effective without governor's signature .... 

emergency (see Initiative .^nd Referendum, referen- 
dum), 
enacting style ......... 

ex post facto, forbidden ....... 

general revision of, recess committee for . 



Original 


Rearrangement 
Art. Sec. 


Ch. VI. .\rt. II; 


150, 152 


.\niend. VIII 




.\mend. XLVIII, The 


96 


Ri fcrendum. III, Sec. 2 




Amend. LVIII 


140 


Ch. Ill, .\rt. I 


140 


Ch. VI, Art. V 


144 


Amend. XLVIII, The 


78 


Initiative, II, Sec. 2 





Ch. Ill 



Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, II, Sec. 2 



Amend. LI 



Decl. of Rights, Art. 
XII 



Ch. VI. Art. VI 
Decl. of Rights, .\rt. 
XXIV 



140-146 



Decl. of Rights, 
w 


Art. 


15 


A. V 

Decl. of Rights. 


Arts. 


12. 15 


XII, XV 






Decl. of Rights, 


Art. 


12 


XII 







78 



Docl. of Rights. Art. 


20 


XXIX 




Decl. of Rights. .\rt. 


18 


XVIII 




Decl. of Rights. ,\rt. 


11 


XI 




Amend. XLVIII. The 


78 


Initiative, II, Sec. 2 




Ch. II. Sec. I, Art. IX 


12.3 


Amend. VIII 


152 


Ch. VI. Art. II 


150 


Amend. XXXVII 


123 


Ch. Ill, Art. Ill 


141 



73 



12 



158 



145 
24 

43 



Ch. VI. Art. VIII 


41 


Docl. of Rights, Art. 


24 


X.VIV 




.\Tnend. LXV 


42 



32 



IXDEX TO STATE CUXSTITUTIOX. 



LAWS — Concluded. 
government by: 

establishment ...••••• 
men, not of . 

interpretation, impartial, necessary . . • • 

proposed, placing on ballot (see Initiative and Referen- 
dum). 
remedies for wrongs, to provide, etc. . . . • • 

initiative and referendum nut to affect this provision 

security of, an end of government . . . . • 

suspension, regulated ...■••■ 

time for taking effect .....•■ 

treasury, paj-mcnts from, to conform to . . • • 

LEGISLATURE. 

Sec ('. i;.\i;UAL ( 'OIHT. 

LIBERTY. 

debate, etc., of, in general court .... 

due process of law, not to lx> taken without 
press, of . 

protection by law ....••• 
religion, of .-•••• • 



LIBRARIES. 

frt'c pul)lic, use (if pul)lic money for. not forbidden 
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR. 

council, ijresideiit of, to be, when; meiulK'r, when 

election .....■■• 



examination of records of . . . ■ ■ 

governgr, powers and duties, to exercise and perform, when 

judge not to be 

oath of office, place of taking, person administering, etc. 

offices, pensions, salaries, other, forljiddt-n . 
qualifications and title ...... 

term of office ........ 



tie, choice in case of .... 

United States, officers of, not to be . 
vacancy: 

failure to elect, term, filling of 

precedence in filling .... 

LIFE. 

due process of law, not to be taken without 

protection by law . . . . . 





Rearrangement 


Original 


Art. Sec 


Preamble 


Preamble 


Decl. of Rights, .\rt. 


30 


XXX 




Decl. of Rights, Art. 


29 


XXIX 




D?cl. of Rights. Art. 


11 


XI 




AinM.d. XLVIII, The 


TS 


Initiative, II. ."^ec. 2 




Preamble 


Prcamlile 


Decl. of Rights, .\rt. 


20 


XX 




Amen.l. XLVIII. T!, • 


'r>. 


Referendum, I 




Cli. II, Sec. I, Art. XI 


12,j 



1).-1. of Rights, Art. I'l 

XXI 

D.-ci. of Rights, Art. 12 

XII 

n.M-l. .,f Riglits, Art. IG 

XVI 

I ),<•!. of Rights, \rt. X U) 

Docl. of Rights, Arts. 2, 3 

II, III; Amends. XI. 

XLVI 

.\incnd. XI.VI, ."^ee. 2 3 

Ch. II, Si-c. II. Art. 129 

II 

Ch. II .S.C. II, Art. I: :W. 128 

Amends. X. XIV, XV, 

LXIV, Sees. 1, 4 

Am nd. XVI 134 

fh. II, .^ec. II Art. 130 

III 

.\mend. VIII 152 

Cli. VI, Art.I; 149 

Amends. VI VII 

Ch. VI. Art. II 150 

Ch. II. Sec. II, Art. I; 128 

.\mends. VII. XXXIV 

Ch. II. Sec. II. Art. I; 39 

Amends. X, LXIV, 

Sec. 1 

Ch. II, Sec. II, Art. I; 128 

Amend. LXIV 

Amend. VIII 152 

Ch. II. Sec. II, -Vrt. I; 128.134 

-Amend. XVI 

Ch. II, Sec. Ill, Art. 40, 137 

VII 

Decl. of Rights, Art. 12 

XII 

Decl. of Rights. Art. X 10 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION. 



38 



LITERATURE. 

tMicouragemcnt of ..... . 

LOANS. 

budget to include ...... 

defence and in anticipation of revenue, for . 

expenditure restricted .... 

governor to recommend term of . . . 

private purposes, for, by commonwealth, forbidden 

purpose, not to be varied ..... 

two-thirds vote required, when .... 
LOCALITIES. 

initiative not to apply to measures concerning particular 

referendum not to apply ..... 



MAGISTRATES. 

education, literature, arts and sciences, etc., to encourage 
excessive bail, etc., and cruel and unusual punishments by, 
forbidden ....... 

morality, etc., required of ...... 

MANUFACTURES. 

encouragement of ....... . 

MARINERS. 

wa^es of, jury trial may be abolished in cases concerning 
MARRIAGE . 

See Divorce Cases. 
MARTIAL LAW. 

limited to army, navy and militia in service, except, etc. 

initiative and referendum not to apply to foregoing limita- 
tion ........ 

MASSACHUSETTS. 

commonwealth of, established ...... 

See also Commonwealth. 
MASSACHUSETTS BAY. 

government continued temporarily . . . • . 

laws, certain, of, continued ...... 

MILITARY LAW. 

See Martial Law. 
MILITARY POWER. 

subordination to civil ....... 

MILITIA. 

in general ......... 

jury trial not required in . 



officers: 

appointment . . . 

commissions ..... 

courts of common pleas, judges of, may be 
election ...... 



Original 
Ch. V, .Sec. II 



provision annulled 
oaths of 
qualifications 
removal 



Amend. LXIII, Sec. 2 
Amend. LXII, Sec. 2 
Amend. LXII, Sec. 4 
Amend. LXII, Sec. 3 
Amend. LXII, Sec. 1 
.\mend. LXII, Sec. 4 
Amend. LXII, Sec. S 

.\mend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, II, Sec. 2 
Amend. XLVIII. The 
Referendum, III, Sec. 2 

Ch. V, Sec. II 

Decl. of Rights, Art. 

XXVI 

Decl. of Rights, Art. 

XVIII 



Rearrangement 
Art. Sec. 
156 

108 
113 
115 
114 
112 
115 
114 

78 

96 

156 
26 

18 



Ch. V, Sec. II 156 

Decl. of Rights, Art. XV 15 



Decl. of Rights, Art. 28 

XXVIII 

Amend. XLVIII, The 78 
Initiative, II, Sec. 2 

Preamble Preamble 



Ch. VI, Art. IX 

Ch. VI, Art. V 145 



MINERALS. 

conservation of 



Decl. of Rights, Art. 


17 


XVII 




Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. X; 


147 


Amend. LIV 




Decl. of Rights, Art. 


12 


XII 




Amend. LI 1 1 


148 


Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. X; 


148 


Amend. LIII 




Amend. VIII 


152 


Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. X; 




Amend. V 




Amend. LIII 






149 


Amend. LIII 


148 


Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. X; 


148 


Amends. IV. LIII 




Amend. XLIX 


67 



34 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION. 



MONEY. 

bills relative to. origin and amendment 

standard established ... 

MORALITY. 

government, necessity of, in . • 

MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS 
NATURAL HISTORY. 

Ic^i.-^hilurcs and nia:ii^trates, duty of, relative to 
NATURAL RESOURCES. 

conservation of . . . • • 

NAVAL FORCES 

NAVAL OFFICERS. 

appointment ...••• 

choice by general court .... 
provision supor.seded .... 

general court, memlx-rs of not to be . 
NAVY. 

jur.\' trial not rotiuircMl in . 



NECESSARIES OF LIFE. 

(iistriliutioii etc., of, in time of war, etc. 
NOTARIES PUBLIC. 

appointment 

choice by general court 
provision superseded 

removal . 

term of office . 

women eligil)le. etc. . 
OATHS OF OFFICE . 

OFFICERS. 

accountable to people 
appointive, list of 



budget, information for, to furnish governor 
commissions of, execution, etc. ..... 

tenure to lie expressed in . . • • • 

departments, in, or under governor and council, to be . 
governor, inventories, reports and information to, by . 
impeachment of (see Impe.\chment). 
moral obligations of ...... 

oaths, all to take ....... 

forms of, general court to prescribe 
return of, to private life ...... 

OFFICES. 

brilx>ry or corruption, conviction of, disqualifies from . 
certain, incompatible ...... 

elective, all voters qualified under constitution eligible to 

hereditary, forbidden ...... 

moral qualifications for ...... 

number which one person may hold, limited 

rotation in, desirable ...... 

PARDONS 



Original 



Rearrangement 
.\rt. Sec. 



rh. I, .'^ec. Ill, .\rt. 


57 


VII 




Ch. VI. .Vrt. Ill 




Decl. of Rights, .\rt. 


IS 


XVIII 




.\niend. II 


65 


( li. V, .Sec. II 


156 


.\mend. XLIX 


67 


.\mend. LI\' 


147 



.\mend. LI II 

C'h. II, .Sm-. IV, .Vrt. I 

.\inend. LIII 

Ch. VI .\rt. II 



148 



Decl. of Rights, Art. 


1_' 


XII 




.Vmet.d. XL VI I 


69 


.\mend. IV 


12.3 


Ch. II .See. IV. Art. I 




.\meiiil. IV 




.Vmends. IV XXXVII 


12.3 


.\mend. IV 


123 


.\mcn<i. LVII 


123 


Ch. VI, Art. I; 


149 


Amends. VI. VII 




Decl. of Rights, Art. V 


5 


Ch. II. Sec. I, .\rt. IX: 


123 


.\mcnds. IV, XVII. 




XIX 




.\mend. LXIII. Sec. 2 


108 


Ch. VI Art. IV 


124 


Ch. III. .\rt. I 


124 


.\raend. LXVI 


74 


Ch. II, .Sec I, Art. XII 


126 


Decl. of Rights, .\rt. 


18 


XVIII 




Ch. VI, .\rt. 1; 


149 


.\mends. VI. VII 






63 


Decl. of Rights, .\rt. 


8 


VIII 




Ch. VI, Art. II 


151 


Ch. VI, Art. II 


150 


Decl. of Rights .A.rt. 


9 


IX 




Decl. of Rights, .\rt. 


6 


VI 




Decl. of Rights, Art. 


18 


XVIII 




Ch. VI, Art. II 


150 


Decl. of Rights, Art. 


8 


VIII 




Ch. II. Sec. I, Art. 


122 


VIII 





INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION. 



35 



PEACEABLE ASSEMBLY. 

right of ......... . 

initiative and referendum not to affect .... 

PENAL INSTITUTIONS. 

Sec Public Institutioxs. 
PEOPLE. 

duty, constitution, in framing ...... 

officers, in selecting ....... 

equality and natural rights of all 

officers accountable to; power derived from 

representation of ....... . 

rights of, in general ........ 

government, to alter ....... 

instructions to representatives, peaceable assembly, peti- 
tion ........ 

self-government ........ 

taxes, etc., not to be levied without consent of . 

PETITION. 

right of ......... . 

PLANTATIONS, UNINCORPORATED. 

meetings of. for choice of senators and councillors 
PLURALITY. 

offices, of, forbidden ....... 

votes, of, elects ........ 

POLL TAX. 

See Voters. 
POPULATION. 

congestion of, relieving, taking land for 
POSTMASTERS. 

United States, officers of, disqualifications of, not subject to 
PRECINCTS. 

voting, for, in towns ...... 

PRESS. 

liberty of ........ 

initiative and referendum not to affect 

PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS. 

public money, etc., payments to, etc., forbidden . 

exceptions ......... 

PRIVILEGES. 

See Special Privileges. 
PROBATE COURTS. 

See Judge of Probate; Registers of Probate. 
PROPERTY. 

private ; 

advertising on, regulation and restriction 

building on, limitation ....... 

due process of law, not to be taken without 

government, protection by, right of .... 

public use, taking for: 

compensation required ...... 

initiative and referendum not to affect this provision . 



Original 

Decl. of Rights, Art. 

XIX 

Amend. XLVIII. The 

Initiative, II, Sec. 2 



Rearrangement 
Art. Sec. 

19 

78 



Preamble 


Preamble 


Decl. of Rights, Art. 


18 


XVIII 




Decl. of Rights, .\rt. I 


1 


Decl. of Rights, .\rt. V 


5 


Ch. I, Sec. Ill, Art. I 


52 


Decl. of Rights 


1-30 


Preamble: Decl. of 


Preamble, 


Rights. Art. VII 


7 


Decl. of Rights, Art. 


19 


XIX 




Decl. of Rights, Art. 


4 


IV 




Decl. of Rights, Art. 


23 


XXIII 




Decl. of Rights. Art. 


19 


XIX 





Ch. I, Sec. II, Art. II 

Ch. VI, Art. II 1.50 

Amend. XIV 36 



Amend. XLIII 66 

Amend. VIII 152 

Amend. XXIX 38 

Decl. of Rights. Art. 16 

XVI 

Amend. XLVIII. The 78 

Initiative, II. Sec. 2 

Amend. XLVI, Sec. 2 3 

Amend. XLVI, Sees. 3 
2,3 



Amend. L 


72 


Amend. LX 


71 


Decl. of Rights, .\rt. 


12 


XII 




Decl. of Rights, Art. X 


10 



2 
2 



Decl. of Rights, Art. X 10 
Amend. XLVIII, The 78 
Initiative, II, Sec. 2 



36 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION-, 



PROPERTY — Concluded. 
private — Concluded. 

public use, taking for — Concluded. 
conservation, for 
higiiway.s and streets, for 
homes, for .... 

landmarks, etc., for preservation, etc. 
necessaries of life, to provide 
right of acquiring .... 
public (sec Public Money). 
qualifications for oflSces 



abolished ........ 

PROVINCE. 

See M,\ss.\fmsETTS Bay. 
PUBLIC CREDIT. 

private purposes, not to be used for .... 

See also T'trii.ic M<').VEY. 
PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. 

religion.- frcfili)m and exerci.ses in ... . 

PUBLIC MONEY. 

private undertakings, etc., not to be paid to or used for 
exceptions ........ 

PUBLIC PLACES. 

See Public \V.\y.s. 
PUBLIC PROPERTY. 

Sec Prm.ic .\lu.NKV. 
PUBLIC USES. 

certain, enumerated ...... 



property not to be taken for. without just compensation 
PUBLIC WAYS. 

advertising on, regulation and restriction .... 
PUBLIC WORSHIP. 

general court to provide for ...... 

provision superseded ....... 

PUNISHMENTS. 

cruel and unusual, prohibited ...... 

RATES. 

general court or people, consent of, required to le\'y 

See also T.\xf:-<. 
RE ARRAN GEMENT . 

efifect, publication ........ 

enrolniciit ....... 

RECESS COMMITTEES 

REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES 

REFERENDUM. 

See Initi.\tive .vno Referendu.m, referendum. 
REFORMATORY INSTITUTIONS. 

religious freedom and exercises in .... . 

REGISTERS OF DEEDS. 

congress, acceptance of election to, vacates office 
general court, members of, not to be, office incompatible with 
certain others ...... 

REGISTERS OF PROBATE. 

appointment ......... 

provision superseded ....... 



Original 




Rearrangement 
Art. Sec 


Amend. XLIX 




67 


Amend. XXXIX 




70 


Amend. XLIII 




66 


Amend. LI 




73 


.\mend. XL VI I 




69 


Decl. of Right.s, .\ 


rt. I 


1 


Ch. I.Sec. II,.\rt. 


V. 




Sec. Ill, .\rt. Ill; 


Ch. 




II. Sec. I, .\rt. II. 


Sec. 




II, .\rt. I 






Amends. XIII. XXXIV 





Amends. XLVI. Sec. 2; /3 
LXII, Sec. 1 [ 112 



.\mend. XLVI, Sec. 4 3 

.\mend. XLVI. Sec. 2 3 

Amend. XLVI, Sees. 2, .J 3 



.Amends. XXXIX. 06,67.69. 

XLIII. XLVII, XLIX, 70, 73 

LI 

Decl. of Right.s. .\rt. X 10 



.\mend. L 

Decl.of Right.*. .\rt. Ill 
.\inend. XI 

Decl. of Rights. .\rt. 
XXVI 

Decl. of Rights. Art. 
XXIII 



72 



Amend. LXV 

Decl. of Rights. Arts. 

XIX, XXII 



26 



23 



157, 158 
158 
42 
19, 22 



.\mend. XLVI, Sec. 4 3 

Amend. VIII 152 

Ch. VI, Art. II 150 

Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. IX 
Amend. XIX 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION. 



37 



REGISTERS OF TROBATE — Concluded. 

foiigres.-;, aceoptanee of election to, vacates oflSce 

elective officers, to be 

general court, members of, not to be, office incompatible with 
certain others ..... 
RELIGION. 

in general ........ 



freedom of, not to be hindered . 

initiative not to apply to measures affecting 

public institutions, inmates of, to have 
referendum not to apply .... 

RELIGIOUS EXERCISES. 

protected ...... 

public institutions, inmates of, to have 
RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS. 

initiative not to apply to measures affecting 

referendum not to apply .... 

RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION. 

general court to provide for, compel attendance, etc. 

provision superseded .... 
protected ...... 

RELIGIOUS SECTS. 

public money, grants of, to, forbidden 
subordination of one to another, forbidden . 

RELIGIOUS SOCIETIES. 

equality and rights established . 

members, rights of, established . 

public money, grants of, to, forbidden 
RELIGIOUS WORSHIP. 

protected ..... 

REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICTS 

numbering and returning .... 
REPRESENTATIVES. 

See Gener.^l Court, members, representatives. 
RESIDENCE. 

change of, not to disqualify from voting, etc. 
RESOLVES. 

iSce Laws. 
REVENUE. 

budget to include all ....... 

pajTnent into treasury ....... 

ROTATION IN OFFICE 

SAILORS. 

See Veterans. 
SALARIES. 

governor and justices of supreme judicial court, of 

SCHOOLS. 

interests of, to be cherished by legislatures and magis- 
trates ... . . . . . 

money raised by taxation to be expended only for public 

public, money raised for, not to be diverted 



Original 

Amend. VIII 
Amend. XIX 

Ch. VI, Art. II 

Decl. of Rights, Arts. 
II. Ill; Amend. XI 
Amend. XLVI, Sec. 1 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, II, Sec. 2 
Amend. XLVI, Sec. 4 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Referendum, III, Sec. 2 

Decl. of Rights, Art. 
II; Amend. XI 
Amend. XLVI, Sec. 4 



Rearrangement 
Art. Sec. 

152 
62 

150 

2,3 

3 2 

•78 

3 2 

96 



2, 3 



3 



78 



Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, II, Sec, 2 
Amend. XLVIII. The 96 
Referendum, III, Sec. 2 



Amend. XXX 



34 



Amend. LXIII, Sec. 2 108 

125 
Decl. of Rights, VIII 8 



Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. 
XIII 



127 



Ch. V, Sec. II 156 

Amends. XVIII; XLVI, 3 
Sec. 2 

.\mends. XVIII; 3 

XLVI. Sec. 2 



1 
2 



etc. . 


. Decl. of Rights. Art. Ill 






. 


Amend. XI 






, 


. Decl. of Rights, Art. 


3 


1 




Ill; Amend. XI 








. Amend. XLVI, Sec. 1 


3 


2 


. , 


. Decl. of Rights, .\rt. 


3 


I 




Ill; Amend. XI 






. 


. Decl. of Rights, Art. 


3 


I 




Ill; Amend. XI 






• • 


. Decl. of Rights, Art. 
Ill; Amend. XI 


3 


1 


• • 


. Amend. XLVI. Sec. 2 


3 


2 


• • 


. Decl. of Rights, Art. II 


2 




, , 


. Amends. XII, XXI 


53 




^ , 


Amend. XXI 


53 





2 
2 



38 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTIOX. 



SCHOOLS — Concluded. 

ist'cturian, original provision relative to . . . 

public money not to support . . . . . 

SCIENCES. 

encouragement of ...... . 

SEARCHES AND SEIZURES. 

unrca-sonai-ik', pruliilnted; warrant, form and oath 

initiative and referendum not to affect this provision 



SECRETARY. 

attendance on governor, house or senate 

commis-sions, to attest 

constitution, original, in ofTicc of 

deputies, aj>|K)intment, etc. 

election ...... 



election returns. 1o lay before senate and house 
senators, of, to receive .... 

senate t<j judge ..... 
general court, choice by .... 

I )ro vision suin-rseded .... 
member of. not to lx> . 
governor, acting, when .... 
initiative and referendum, duties relative to: 

blanks, preparing .... 



general court, transmission of initiative i>etitions to 

infomiation to voters, to give ..... 

initiative, measures proposed by. to submit to people 

questions, to numlx'r and print on ballot 

papers concerning, filing with: 

amendments of proposed laws by petitioners 

initiative petitions and signatures .... 

signatures, additional, to ..... 

referendum petitions, signatures and additional signa- 
tures ...... 



Original 



Rearrangement 
Art. Sec. 

Decl. of Rights. .\rt. Ill 
Amend.s. XVIII. XLVI, 3 2 

Sec. 2 



Ch. V, .^ec. II 


1.56 


Decl. of Rights?, Art. 


14 


XIV 




Amend. XLVIII, The 


78 


Initiative, II, Sec. 2 




Ch. II, .Sec. IV. Art. II 


1.39 


Ch. VI. Art. IV 


124 


Ch. VI, Art. XI 


158 


Ch. 11, Sec. IV. Art. II 


1.39 


Ch. II. Sec. IV. Art. I; 


39. 138 


Amends, XVII; LXIV. 




Sees. 1 , 4 




Amends. XVI, LXIV 


1.34 


Ch. I, Sec. II Art. 11; 


4ti 


Amend. X 




Ch. I, Sec. 11. Art. IV 


■IS 


Ch. II, Sec. IV. Art. I 




.\mend. XVII 




Ch. VI. Art. 11 


1.50 


Amen<l. LV 


137 



Amend. XLVIII. The 
Initiative. II. Sec. 3; 
The Refereinluin. III. 
Sees. 3, 4 

Amend. XLVIII. The 
Initiative, II, Sec. 4 
Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 
eral Pr(»\isions, IV 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative. IV. Sec. .5; V 
Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 
eral Provisions, 111 

Anuiid. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, V, .Sec. 2 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, II, Sec. 3 
Amend. XLVIII, The 
Initiative, V 



referendum, laws made subject to, to submit to people 



qualifications ......... 

records of commonwealth, to keep ..... 

representatives, number to which each county entitled, to 
certify; returns of di^■ision into, districts, to 
receive •■.... 

senators, election of, returns to . 

term of office ..... 



.•\mend. XLVIII. The 
Referendum, III, Sees. 
3, 4 

Amend. XLVIII, The 
Referendum, III, Sees. 
3, 4 



79. 97. 98 

SO 
104 
S7-89 
101 

89 
79 

88, 89 

97.98 
97, 98 



Amend. X\'II 


1.38 


Ch. II. Sec. IV, Art. 11 


139 


Amend. XXI 


53 


Ch. I, Sec. II, Art. II; 


46 


Amends. X, LXIV 




Ch. II, Sec. IV, Art. I; 


39 


Amends. XVII, LXIV, 




Sec. 1 





INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION 



39 



SECRETARY — Concluded. 

varaiicy, how filled, failure to qualify causes 
SELF-INCRIMINATION. 

not to be compelled ........ 

SENATE. 

See General Court, branches, senate. 
SENATORIAL DISTRICTS 

senate to determine and declare result of election in 
SENATORS. 

Sec General Court, nionilKT.s, senators. 
SEPARATION OF POWERS 

SHELTER. 

See Necessaries of Life. 
SHERIFFS. 

appointment ......... 

provision superseded ....... 

congress, acceptance of election to, vacates oflBce 

election .......... 

general court, members of, not to be ; office incompatible with 
certain others ...... 

SIGNATURES. 

initiative petitions, on: 

constitutional amendments, proposing: 

number required ....... 

time for filing ........ 

first ten, amendment by ...... 

originating by ....... . 

identification, certification, forgery, signing for money, ob- 
taining for hire ...... 

laws, proposing: 

number, additional after amendment, required ; time for 
filing ........ 

number, original and additional, required; time for 
filing ......•• 

one-fourth from one county, limit ..... 

referendum petitions, on . 



identification, certification, forgery, signing for money, ob- 
taining for hire ...... 

one-fourth from one county, limit . . . . . 

SOCIAL COMPACT. 

body politic constitutes ....... 

SOLDIERS. 

quartering, restricted ....... 

Sec also Veterans. 
SOLDIERS' HOME IN MASSACHUSETTS. 

public money, use for, not forbidden . . . . . 

SOLICIT OR GENERAL . 

appointment ......... 



Original 
Amends. IV, XVII 

Decl. of Rights, Art. 
XII 



Ch. I, Sec. II, .\rt. I; 
Amends. XIII, XXII 
Ch. I, Sec. II, Art. IV 



Decl. of Rights, Art. 
XXX 



Rearrangement 
Art. Sec. 

138 

12 



45 

48 

30 



Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. IX 




Amend. XIX 




Amend. VIII 


152 


Amend. XIX 


62 


Ch. VI, Art. II 


150 



Amend. XLVIII, The 84 
Initiative, IV, Sec. 2 
Amend. XLVIII. The 79 
Initiative, II, Sec. 3 
Amend. XLVIII, The 89 
Initiative, V, Sec. 2 
Amend. XLVIII, The 79 
Initiative, II, Sec. 3 

Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 99 
eral Provisions, I 



Amend. XLVIII, The 89 
Initiative, V, Sec. 2 



Amend. XLVIII, The 


88 


Initiative, V, Sec. 1 




Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 


100 


eral Provisions, II 




Amend. XLVIII, The 


97,98 


Referendum, III, Sees. 




3,4 




Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 


99 


eral Provisions, I 




Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 


100 


eral Provisions, II 




Preamble 


Preamble 


Decl. of Rights, Art. 


27 


XXVII 




Amend. XLVI, .Sec. 2 


3 


Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. IX 


123 



40 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION. 



SOLICITOR-GENERAL — Concluded. 

congress, acceptance of election to, vacates office 

general court, memlxT of, not to be . 
SPECIAL COMMISSIONERS. 

representative di.-itricts, to make 
SPECIAL PRIVILEGES. 

public service sole ground for 

SPEECH. 

freedom of, in general court 

initiative and referendum not to affect 

STANDING LAWS. 

rifiht.s of protection under 
STATUTES. 

Sec Laws. 
STREETS. 

See HicjiiwAYs. 
SUBSIDIES. 

general court or people, consent of, required to levy 

See also Taxks. 
SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. 

clerk of, not to be member of general court, etc. . 
judges of: 

offices, forbidden and incompatible, effect, exceptions; 

pensions or salaries from other governments 
opinions, may be required, when ... 
salaries ......... 



tenure of office ...... 

See also Judges. 
SURETIES. 

excessive, prohibited ..... 

TAXATION. 

consent necessary ...... 

money raised by, not to be paid to or used for private 
takings, etc. .... 

exceptions ....... 

Ijrotection, founded on .... . 

TAXES. 

budget to include ...... 

duties and excises; purpose, etc. 

forest lands, on ..... . 

general court or people, consent of, required to levy 

incomes, on ...... . 

loans anticipating ...... 

poll, authority of general court to impose . 
See also Voters. 

proportional assessments, etc. .... 

TESTS ABOLISHED 

TOWN CLERK. 

representative districts, description of, to . 
TOWNS. 

building zones, in ..... . 

fines on, for failure to choose representatives 

highways, etc., land for, taking more than needed 



Original 

Amend. VIII 
Ch. VI. Art. II 

Amend. XXI 

Decl. of Rights, Art. 
VI 

Decl. of Rights, Art. 

XXI 

Amend. XLVIII. The 

Initiative, II, Sec.^ 2 



Rearrangement 
Art. Sec. 

152 
150 

53 

6 

21 

78 



Decl. of Rights, Art. X 10 



Decl. of Rights. Art. 
XXIII 



(li. VI, Art. II 



Ch. VI, Art. II 

Ch. Ill, .\rt. II 

Decl. of Rights, Art. 

XXIX; Ch. II. Sec. I, 

Art. XIII 

Decl. of Rights, Art. 

XXIX 



23 



150 



150 
14f) 
29, 127 



29 





Decl. of Rights, Art. 


26 






XXVI 








Decl. of Rights, Arta. 


10.23 






X, XXIII 






under 


- 








. .\mend. XLVI. Sec. 2 


3 


2 




.\mend. XLVI, Sees. 


3 


2 




2, 3 








Decl. of Rights, Art. X 


10 


« 




. Amend. LXIII, Sec. 2 


108 






. Ch. I. Sec. I, Art. IV 


63 






. .\mcnd. XLI 


68 






Decl. of Rights, Arts. 


10. 23 






X, XXIII 








. Amend. XLIV 


64 






Amend. LXII, Sec. 2 


113 






Ch. I. Sec. I. Art. IV 


63 






Ch. I. Sec. I, Art. IV 


63 
149 






Amend. XXI 


53 






Amend. LX 


71 






Ch. I, Sec. Ill, Art. II 


54 






Amend. XXXIX 


70 





INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION. 



41 



TOWNS — Concluded. 

inhabitants, vote of, required to set up municipal govern 
ment ....... 

initiative not to apply to measures concerning particular 

landmarks, etc., taking by ..... 

money, etc., of, not to aid certain institutions, except, etc. 
municipal government, in, of more than 12,000 inhabitants 
creation ...... 

necessaries of life, power to take and provide 
precincts in, for voting ...... 

referendum not to apply to measures concerning particular 

TRADES. 

oncouragement of ...... . 

TREASON. 

general court not to declare persons guilty of 

TREASURER AND RECEIVER-GENERAL. 

choice by general court; five year limit to holding office 
provision superseded .... 

congress, acceptance of election to, vacates office 

election, limitation on re-election, qualifications 

general court, member of, not to be 

governor, acting, when .... 

offices, certain, incompatible 

vacancy, how filled, failure to qualify causes 
TREASURY. 

drafts from, how made, purposes, acts and resolves to be 
followed ....... 

receipts, all to be paid into ...... 

TRIAL. 

criminal cases, place of ...... . 

UNITED STATES. 

officers of, general court, members of, not to be . 

state offices, certain, not to hold ..... 

people retain rights not delegated to . 

war, assistance of, in, loans for ...... 

UNIVERSITY. 

See H.\RV.\RD College. 
UNREASONABLE SEARCH. 

See Searches .\nd Seizures. 
VALUATION. 

decennial, of estates; general court may order additional 
VENUE. 

criminal cases, in ....... . 

VETERANS. 

voting, not to be disqualified from, for receiving aid or failing 
to pay poll tax ...... 



VETO 

amendments, power of governor to recommend 
appropriation bills, items in . . . 

general court, adjournment of, preventing . 
passage by, over ..... 
measures approved by people not subject to 

VOTE. 

compulsion of . 

machines for registering .... 
plurafity, elects ..... 

right to (see Voters). 



Original 


Rearrangement 
Art. Sec 


- 

.■^mend. II 


65 


. .\mend. XLVIII. The 


78 


Initiative, 11, Sec. 2 




Amend. LI 


7.3 


. Amend. XLVI, Sec. 2 


3 5 


Amend. II 


65 


. Amend. XLVI I 


69 


. Amend. XXIX 


38 


. Amend. XLVIII, The 


96 


Referendum, III, Sec. 2 




. Ch. V, Sec. II 


156 


Decl. of Rights, Art. 


25 


XXV 




. Ch. II, Sec. IV, Art. I 




. Amends. XVII, LXIV 




. Amend. VIII 


152 


. Amends. XVII. LXIV 


39, 138 


. Ch. VI, Art. II 


150 


Amend. LV 


137 


. Ch. VI, Art. II 


1.50 


. Amends. IV, XVII 


138 



Ch. II, Sec. I. Art. XI 125 

.\mend. LXIII, Sec. 1 125 

Decl. of Rights, .\rt. 13 
XIII 

Amend. VIII 152 

Amend. VIII 152 

Decl. of Rights, Art. IV 4 

Amend. LXII, Sec. 2 113 



Ch. I, Sec. I, Art. IV 

Decl. of Rights, Art. 
XIII 



Amends. XX\'III, 
XXXI 

Ch. I, Sec. I, Art. II 
.\mend. LVI 
.\mcnd. LXIII, Sec. 5 
.\mend. I 

Ch. I, Sec. I. Art. II 
Amend. XLVIII, Gen- 
eral Provisions, V 



.\mend. LXI 
.\mend. XXXVIII 
Amend. XIV 



63 
13 

33 

43 

43 

111 

43 

43 

105 



37 
37 
36 



42 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION, 



VOTERS. 

absent ....••■ 
compelled to vote, if general court so provides 
corrupt practices, may be disqualified for 
foreign-born, residence requirement 

provision annulled 
guardianship, persons under, disqualified 
illiteracy, disqualification for 
information to, on measures submitted 

inhabitants, etc., entitled to be . 

term defined ... 

legal, special enumeration 

paupers, disqualified 

veterans, certain, not to be classed as 

qualifications: 

in general ..... 



age, residence and sex 



councillors, for 
governor, for 



lieutenant-governor, for 



literacy .......•■ 

poll tax, pajTncnt of, required . . . . . 

provision aimuUod .. ■ . • • 

requirement made inapplicable i" veterans 

property ...... 

provision superseded .... 
representatives, for ....'• 

secretary, treasurer and receiver-general, auditor and at- 
torney general, for 
senators, for ...••■ 



residence, change of, effect 

veterans requiring aid, etc., not disqualified 

VOTING, COMPULSORY 

VOTING MACHINES .... 

VOTING PLACES. 

See Precincts. 
VOTING, SECRET. 

riglit preserved ..... 

WARRANT OF THE GOVERNOR. 

pa>micnts, for ...... 

WATER. 

conservation of ... • 



Original 


Rearrangement 
Art. Sec 


Amend. XLV 


35 


Amend. LXI 


37 


Amend. XL 


31 


Amend. XXIII 




Amend. XXVI 




Amend. Ill 


31 


Amend. XX 


32 


.\mend. XLVIII, Gen- 


104 


eral Provisions, IV 




Dccl. of Rights, Art. IX 


9 




46 


Amends. XII, XIII. 


44 


XXI. XXII 




Amend. Ill 


31 


Amends. XXVIII, 


33 


XXXI 




( h. I. Sec. II. Art. 11; 


31-34 


Sec. Ill, Art. IV; 




Amends. III. XX. 




XXIII. XXVI. 




XXVIII. XXX- 




XXX 11, XL 




Ch. I. See. II. Art. 11; 


31 


Sec. III. Art. IV; 




Amcn<ls. III. XXX. 




XXXI 1 




.\moml. X\'l 


132 


Ch. 11. Sec. 1. Art. Ill; 


31-34 


Amends. III. XX. 




XXX XXXII 




Ch. 11. .^n-. 11. Art. I; 


31-34 


Amends. Ill, XX, 




XXX-XXXII 




Amend. XX 


32 


Amend. Ill 




Amend. XXXII 




Amends. XXVIII. 




XXXI 




Ch. I. .S:-c. 11. Art. II; 




.S;c. Ill, Art. IV 




.\mend. Ill 




Ch. I, Sec. 111. Art. 


31-34 


IV; .\mends. Ill, XX. 




XXX-XXXII 




Amend. XVII 


138 


Ch. I, Sec. II, Art. II; 


31-34, 48 


Amends. Ill, XX, 




XXX XXXII 




Amend. XXX 


34 


Amends. XXVIII, 


33 


XXXI 




-\mcnd. LXI 


37 


Amend. XXXVIII 


37,54 



Amend. LXI 37 

Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. XI 125 
Amend. XLIX 67 



INDEX TO STATE CONSTITUTION. 



43 



WAYS. 

S(><> HlOHWATS. 

WITNESSES. 

accused person, right to meet 

initiative and referendum not to affect 

WOMEN. 

notarie.'^ public, may be . 
WRITS. 

form, tc^tc, sit;iuiture 
YEAR, POLITICAL. 

beginning ..... 



Original 



Decl. of Right.s, Art. 

XII 

•Amend. XLVIII, The 

Initiative, II, Sec. 2 

.\mend. LVII 

Ch. VI, Art. V 

Ch. I. Sec. I, Art. I; 
Sec. II, Arts. Ill, IV; 
Ch. II, Sec. I, Art. 
Ill; Sec. Ill, Art. II; 
Amends. X, XV, LXIV, 
Sees. 1, 3 



Rearrangement 
Art. Sec. 



12 

78 

123 
144 
41 



INDEX 



TO 



General Laws 



A 



ABANDONED CHILDREN. 

See Minors; Pauknt and Child. 
ABANDONED PROPERTY. 

disposition, police officers, by .,....., . 

railroads, etc., by ....,..,.. . 

guests, of, sale by innholders ......... 

ABANDONED WIVES. 

See Husband and Wife. 
ABANDONMENT. 

city or town, by, of land, etc. ......... 

railroads, of certain land, by ........ . 

See also Real Property. 
ABATEMENT. 

See Actions, Civil; Betterments, Assessment of; Criminal Procedure 
and Practice; Nuisances; Pleading in Civil Actions; 
Taxation. 
ABDUCTION. 

colored persons, of, for service, etc., penalty 

indictment for, form ...... 

unmarried female, of, for purpose of marriage, penalty 

women or girls, of, prostitution, for, penalty 

evidence and limitation of action in prosecutions for 
ABETTORS. 

See Accessories to Felony; Crimes, felonies. 
ABINGTON. 

congressional district, fourteenth, in 

medical examiner district, second Plymouth, in 

second district court of Plymouth held at 

senatorial district, Norfolk and Plymouth, in 
ABORTION. 

advertising, etc., means to procure, penalty 

attempt to procure, penalty 
dying declarations as evidence 

implements for causing, sale, etc., penalty 
search warrants for 

indictment for, form .... 
ABSCONDERS. 

See Absentees, Estates of. 
ABSENT DEFENDANTS, PROCEEDINGS AGAINST 

in general ....... 

attached personalty, sale of, notice 

foreign corporations, attachment of property 

service of process on .... . 

commissioner of corporations, etc., as attorney 



Chapter 



Section 



135 


7-11 


135 


1-4 


140 


14-16 



40 
160 



insurance company 



trustee in trustee process . . . , 

informations by commonwealth . . . . 

municipal court of the city of Boston, jurisdiction 



16 

86 



. 265 


26 


. 277 


Forms, p. 2823 


. 272 


1 


. 272 


2 


. 272 


11 



57 


1 


38 


1 


218 


1 


57 


3 


272 


20 


272 


19 


233 


64 


272 


21 


276 


1-8 


277 


Forms, p. 2823 



227 


1-17 


223 


90 


181 


8 


223 


36,38 


181 


3 


223 


38 


175 


151 (3) 


223 


39 


246 


6 


245 


4 


218 


54 



46 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ABSENT DEFENDANTS, PROCEEDINGS AGAINST ~ Condndi-d. 

piirtitioii i)ro<'eiMliiig:s, in, agent to act for .... . 

service on ..••••■•• • 

fegistered land, instrument to give effect to decree, trustee 

service of process ......... 

See also Service of PnocEsa. 
venue of transitory actions ....... 

writ of review, may have, wlien ....... 

S(>o also Review, Whit of. 
ABSENTEE. 

term defined as to trust estates ....... 

See also \'f).v-RE.-iini:N'Ts; Tku.stees, sijocial ca>es, in: Ti<r.sT.s. 
ABSENTEES, ESTATES OF. 
in general: 

allowance for wife and cliildrcn 
disappearance, date of, recording 
limitation of actions by absentee 
sheriff, etc., possession of property by 
trust estates having abs*-ntee beneficiaries (see Titr.sTs). 
receivers of, accounting by, who entitled to 
accounts, examination under oath as to 
final allowance, proceedings on 
securities to lie produced at hearing on, when 
settlements, etc., in general . 
arbitration, etc., of claims by . 

Ixjiid, general provisions as to, and actions upon 

form and conditions .... 
sureties on, allowance for premiums paid for 
See also Puoh.vte Bo.nds. 
compensation ..... 

debts and claims, order of pa.^^nent and priority 
debts, collection, payment, etc. 
distribution of as.sets by . 
intangible projierty 
perishable property, disposal by 
petitions for appointment 

I>roceedings on . 
property, delivery to, schedule, etc. . 
management, sale, application, etc., by 

allowance to wife, etc., from 
possession of additicuial, when 
resignation, etc., of, failure to file bond as 
sale of real estate by, ratification of doubtful acts 
validity, irregularities not to affect, when 
l~!o(^ also 1'huh.vte CoruTs. 
ABSENTEES, SCHOOL. 

See Srnooi.s. jniblic. habitual truants, etc. 
ABSENT PARTIES TO CIVIL ACTIONS. 

See .\hsext Deienu.v.vis, Pkuckeui.ni.;s Agai.vst; Actions, CrvtL 
ABSENT VOTERS. 

general pro\'isions . . . ■ 

See also Elections; al.so index to state con-stitution, pp. 11 to 43. 
ABUSE. 

divorce, ground for . 
female child, of, penalty 
ACADEMIES. 

burning, penalty ... 

incorporated, teachers, etc., of, jury service, exempt from 
instructors in, duties .... 
ACCEPTANCE. 

statutes, of (see St.-vtutes). 

term defined, negotiable instruments, as to 



Chapter 


Section 


241 


9 


241 


8 


1K.5 


91 


[22;i 


31-34 


1227 


1-17 


22.3 


1,2 


2.50 


21 



203 



26 





. 200 


10 




. 2(M) 


5 




200 


12. 14 




2(K) 


2 




200 


12 




201) 


3 




20() 


24 




2()i> 


1 




. 20t"i 


3, 4, 17, 24. 31 




201 » 


11 




I 200 


5. S 


• 


' 2(1.") ; 


t 11, 14-l.s. 24. 2.5, 
27, 2S. 30 




20.'. 


1 




20t> 


17 




200 


12 




2()() 


31 




200 


7, .s, 10 




200 


13. 14 




200 


8 




200 


9 




200 


l.S 




200 


2-5.8 




2(M) 


G 




200 


9, 10 




2(MJ 


10 




200 


7 




20.j 


8 




204 


24 




204 


19.20 



54 



20S 
265 

266 

234 

71 



107 



86-103 



1 
23 

2,3 

1 

30 



18 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



47 



ACCESSORIES TO FELONY. 

after the fact. ••..... 

before the fact ...... 

indictment for, form ...... 

See al.so C'ri.mes. felonies: Felons and Felonies. 
ACCIDENT AND MISTAKE. 

appeal, etc., lost by, remedy 

negotiation, bill of lading, of, as affecting 

warehouse receipt, of, as affecting 
omission of child from will by, elTeet 
stock transfer, endorsement of, as affecting 
ACCIDENT INSURANCE. 

See Insi'ra.vce. 
ACCIDENTS. 

elevators, on, report .......... 

gas and electric companies, report, etc. ...... 

motor vehicles, involving, investigation and report .... 

prevention of, industry, in ........ . 

See also L.\bor, health and safety of workers, 
railroads, etc., on, report and investigation ...... 

workmen, to, compensation for (sec Workmen's Compensation). 
See also Inquests; Medical Examiners; Railroads; Street Railways. 
ACCIDENTS, INDUSTRIAL, DEPARTMENT OF. 

See Industrial Accidents, Department of. 
ACCOMPLICE. 

deposition of, not allowed ......... 

witne.ss, as. commitment, when ........ 

ACCORD AND SATISFACTION. 

answers alleging, form ......... 

ACCOUNT ANNEXED. 

answers to items in ......... . 

form ............ 

form of declaration .......... 

interest, how claimed in ........ . 

use of count on .......... 

See also Pleading in Civil Actions. 
ACCOUNTANTS, CERTIFIED PUBLIC. 
registration, in general 
certificate, renewal, etc. . 
commissioner of banks, in charge of . 
examination of applicants for . 
false representation, penalty 
suspension, etc., of certificate . 

title 

savings hanks, audit .... 
ACCOUNTANTS, TOWN. 

appointment, etc. .... 
debt requirements, notice to assessors . 
powers and duties .... 
reserve fund ..... 
report ..... 

ACCOUNT BOOKS. 

entries in, evidence, as . . . 

false, penalty, etc. . ■ . 
ACCOUNT, MONEY OF. 

general provisions .... 
ACCOUNTS. 

equity jurisdiction as to certain . 
false entries in, penalty, etc. 
ACCOUNTS, DIRECTOR AND DIVISION OF. 

Sei' Cohi'ohation.s and 'I'axatiu.n, Dep.vhtment of. 
ACCOUNTS, FIDUCIARIES, OF. 

SeeABSENTEES, Est.^tesof; .\ssignee3 in Insolvency; Executors and Admin- 
istr.\tors;Gu.\rdiansandConserv.vtors; Receivers; Trustees. 



hapter 


Section 


274 


4.5 


274 


2, 3 


277 


Forms, p. 2823 


f 211 


11 


1214 


28 


108 


36 


lor, 


52 


191 


20 


155 


32, 33 



143 


66 


164 


77,95 


90 


26. 29 


149 


6-17 



159 



276 
276 

231 

231 

231 
231 
231 
231 



93 
93 
93 
93 
93 
93 
93 
168 

41 

44 
41 
40 
41 

233 
266 

107 

214 

206 



28, 29 



50 
49 

147, Form 35 

26 

147, Form 35 

147. Form 2 

7 (10) 

7(9) 



3^39 
37 
35 
36 
39 
37 
38 
17 

55 

16 

55^61 

6 

61 

78 
67. 68 

1.2 

3,6 

67. 68 



48 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ACCOUNTS, PUBLIC. Chapt<?r 

money of account, to be kept in . . . . . .107 

Sec also Tot-nty Visasck: Mtnicip.\l Finance; State Finance. 
ACCOUNTS, SUPERVISORS OF. 

See AuDiTOH, Stati:. 
ACCUSED PERSONS, RIGHTS OF. 

Sop Chimes, persons accused of; Cki.minal Procediiu: and Pic^ctice. 
ACETANILIDE. 

lal)cl oil p;"l<:ifr(' f)f drnp. etc.. cfint.-iiriiritr. fo bear statenienf, when ... 94 
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF SATISFACTION. 

injured parlN'. liy, cfTect .......... 276 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. 

deeds, of 1S3 



Section 
1 



2aj 

27JS 
278 
27.S 
J77 



writings, of, in general, before whom ........ 

See also Commissioners in Other States and Foreign Cors'TRiEP; Deeds; 
Justices of the Peace; Notaries Plblic; Real Property, 
alienation; Special Com.missioners. 
ACONITE, TINCTURE OF. 

sale regulated ............ 

ACQUITTAL. 

effect 

fees, as affecting liai>ility for 

insanity, for, efTect .... 

I)artial, effect ..... 

plea of foniier, form .... 

See also Crimes; Criminal Procedure and Practice; Indictments and 

( 'OMIM.AINTS. 

ACTIONS, CIVIL, 
in general: 

abatement, answers in . 

error arising upon, judgment not reversible on writ of error for 
form ....... 

death of party, by (see .Sirvival of .\ctu)Ns). 
fictitious name of defendant, no ground for 
none for formal defects, etc. 
non-joinder, for, overruled if action barred 
transitory, wrong venue, for, when 
absent defendants, against, personal 

real and mi.xed ..... 

See also Ausent Defendants, Proceedi.ngs .Xoainst; .Service of Proce.ss 
affida\'its, clerks of courts, before 
amendments .... 

See also Practice in Civil Actions. 
answers ..... 

forms ..... 

time for filing, district courts, in, rules 
default on failure 
ext<?nsion of time for 

supreme judicial and superior courts, in, rules 
See also Pleading in Civil Actions. 
appeals (see Appeals; Practice in Civil .\ctions). 
appearances, default on failure of . 

time for entering, district courts, in, rules 
supreme judicial, superior and land courts, in 
arrest ........ 

See also Arrest, civil process, on. 
assignee of chose in action, by ... 

at issue, when considered .... 

attachments ....... 

See also Attachment of Property. 
auditors and masters (see Auditors and Masters). 

bail 226 

See also Bail, civil cases, in. 



187 

55, 56 

29-42 

Appendix, Forms 

(13)-(15) 

6(6) 



7, S 
14 
13 
12 
75 



2.31 


20, 21 


25() 


4 


2.11 


147, Forms 25, 26 


223 


19 


2.31 


49 


200 


17 


223 


1 


227 


1-11, 13-15 


227 


12, 16, 17 


221 


18 


231 


51-56 


231 


20-33 


231 


147, Forms 25-45 


21h 


43 


231 


57 


231 


57 


213 


3 


231 


57 


218 


43, 50 


231 


57 


224 


1-70 


231 


5,6 


231 


39 


223 


42-133 



1-2! 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



49 



ACTIONS, CIVIL — Continued. 

in general — Continued. 

bonds by parties to, execution on behalf of 

suits on (see Bonds). 
cities and towns, by and against (see Cities and Towns). 
commencement, writs, original, by . 

See also Writs. 
commonwealth, against ...... 

See also Commonwealth, claims and actions against, 
consolidation, joint tenants, etc., suits by . 

labor, separate suits for .... . 

libel suits by same plaintiff ..... 
continuances and postponements .... 

costs as condition of . 

See also Continuances of Civil Actions. 
contract, of, division of personal actions, constitutes . 

See also Contract, Actions of. 
corporations, by and against (see Corporations). 
costs ......... 

See also Costs. 
counties, by and against (see Counties). 
court to hear, when . • 

covenant, for breach of, transitory, deemed 
criminal proceedings no bar to 

exception, satisfaction of injured party, etc. 
cross actions (see Cross Actions). 
damages, assessment by clerk, when 
death and fatal injuries, for 

See also Deaths. 
declarations, in general . 

forms ..... 

See also Pleading in Civil Actions. 
default by defendant 
definition, bills of lading, as to 

negotiable instruments, as to 

sales of goods, as to . 

warehouse receipts, as to 

demurrers ..... 



See also Pleading in Civil Actions. 
discontinuance, costs, as affecting 

deposition, use of, after .... 

reference to auditor as affecting 

stockholders, etc., bill to enforce liability of . 

See also Nonsuit. 
district courts, jurisdiction .... 
entry, district courts, in . 

fee ...■••• 

non-entry and late entry, effect 

supreme judicial and superior courts, in 

fee ...•••• 

exceptions (see Exceptions; Practice in Civil Actions). 
executions (see Executions in Civil Actions). 
executors, etc., by and against ...... 

See also Executors and Administrators; Survival of Actions. 
facts, charging of jury on, forbidden ...... 

court to find, when ......-• 

jury to find, when .....••• 

foreign corporations, by and against, service of writ, etc. 



Chapter 


Section 


223 


133 


223 


16 


258 


1-6 


231 


3 


231 


2 


2:n 


84 


231 


73, 78, 79 


261 


18 



231 



261 



230 



1-28 



231 




77 


223 




3 


277 




78 


276 




55, 56 


235 




5 


229 




1-11 


231 




7-14 


231 


147, Forms 1-24 


231 


57, 


58, 74 


108 




50 


107 




18 


106 




65 


105 




7 


218 




46 


221 




21 


231 


15-19 


76,77 


261 




2, 10 


233 




37 


231 




140 


156 




39 


218 




19, 20 


223 




25 


262 




2 


231 




13 


223 




24 


262 




4 



1-13 



trustee, summoned as . 
form, amendments changing 



231 


81 


231 


77 


231 


60 


175 


151 (3) 


176 


42 


181 


3-5.8 


223 


38, 39 


246 


6 


231 


51 



50 



INDEX TO GEXEKAL LAWS. 



ACTIONS, CIVIL — Continued. 
in general — Continued. 

form, ameriflments chiinKing — Concluded. 

law into equity suits, etc. ........ 

guardians and ronservators, l)y and against (see Guardi.kns and Con'SER 

VATOR.S). 

husband and wife, between, not authorized 
identification of cause of .... 



Chapter 



:31 



Section 



55 



insurance companies, against, Ix-neficiaries, by, 

jurisdiction of, state courts not to lose 
interpleader proceedings .... 
joinder of actions, counts, etc. (see Joi.vdkr; N' 
judgments, in general .... 

default, on ..... 



n own name 



).v-,Ioi.nder). 



See also Jidgments r.v Civil .\ction3. 
jury trials, claim of .... 

jurj'-waivod cases, assessment of damages by jury 

how heard ...... 

new trials in ..... . 

notice of decision ..... 

labor and materials, for, railroads, oU-., against . 

See alsf) I^ahou; Lie.ns. 
law, changed to ctjuity, etc. .... 
limitation (see Limitation uv .\cTio.\rt). 
mana.gemerit, parties, by ... 

persons specially authorized, by 
married women, by and against 
motor vehicle laws, violation of, as defence to 
municipal court of Boston, jurisdictirm 
new trials . .• . 

nonsuit (see Nonsimt). 

notice of decisions ........ 

nuisances, private, for (see Nuisanck.s, private), 
partnerships, limited, l)y and against .... 

penalties, for, judgment and execution on ... 

tort division, in . 

See also Pe.vai.ties. 
personal, three divisions of ..... . 

place of trial ........ 

postponement regulated ....... 

practice (see Practice i.n Civil Actions). 
probate bonds, on . 

Sec also Probate Bonds. 
public officers, etc., by, successor may prosecute* 
real and mixed (.see Re.\l and Mixed .\ctio.\sK 
real property, affecting, recording, etc., of notice of proceedings 

registered land, in case of ..... . 

receivers, by and against (see Receivers). 
recognizances, on (see Recognizances). 
rent, etc., for, transitory, deemed 

repeals, effect on ..... 

replevin ...... 

division of personal actions, constitutes . 

jurisdiction, district courts, of 
municipal court of Boston, of 
superior court, of . 

vSee also Replevin, Actions of. 
report of law question in (see Practice in Civil Actions, appeals, etc.) 
returns of, to state secretary ....... 

set-off ........... 

See also Set-off. 



209 


6 


'J31 


138 


175 


111. 125 


176 


29 


175 


22 


231 


40.41 


2.35 


1-lQ 


231 


95 


235 


6 


231 


60 


231 


60 


231 


77 


231 


129 


231 


129 


159 


UG-100 



231 

221 

221 

209 

90 

21 S 
231 

21« 
221 

109 
235 
231 

231 
231 
231 

205 

228 

1S4 
185 



223 
4 
281 
247 
231 
218 
218 
212 



221 



lOs, 



55 

4s 

49 

6 

9 

19. 20, .54 

113, 127-1.32 

46 
21 

9 

9-13 

1 

1 

82 
78. 79 

20-35 

14 

1.5-17 
86-93 



3 

6(2) 

4-6 

1-22 

1 

19 

19. 54 

3 



24 
1-11 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



51 



ACTIONS, CIVIL — Continued. 
in general — Concluded 

small claims procedure in certain ....... 

speedy trial of certain (see Practice m Civil Actions; Speedy Trials) 
statute of frauds as afTecting (see Frauds, Statute of). 
suggestions of changes on record 

death of party ..... 

Sunday laws, violation of, not a defence to certain 
superior court, jurisdiction .... 
survival (see Survival of Actions). 
tender of payment ...... 

See also Tender of Payment. 
tort actions, division of personal actions, constitutes 

See also Tort, actions of. 
towns, etc.. by. treasurer, etc., may prosecute certain 
transitory actions, abatement for wrong venue 

covenant, for breach of, deemed 

rent action deemed .... 

venue (see, infra, venue), 
trial, district court, time for, rules may fix 
trial lists, jury trials, separate, for 

postponement of actions on . 

rules as to . 

speedy, in Suffolk 
trustee process, use in 

See also Trustee Process. 
trustees, by and against (see Trustees). 
voluntary associations, against ........ 

service of process .......... 

waste (see Waste). 

See also .\ttorneys at Law ; Equity. 
parties to, absent, defendants, absent, etc. ....... 

See also Absent Defend.\nts, Proceedings Against; Service of 
Process. 

plaintiffs, absent, endorsement of process ...... 

See also Endorsement for Costs. 
admissions, defendant, by, on call 

pleadings, in 
agreements by 
alphabetical lists 
assignee of chose in action, by 
bonds, execution on behalf of 
case stated by agreement of, inferences of fact upon 

judgment on appeal to full court . 
change of venue for prejudice, etc. 
changes in, suggestion on record 
corporations as, admission of corporate existence 

oath, signatures, etc. . . . . 

See also Corporatio.ns. 
cross-examination of adverse 
death of, equity suits, in . 

levy of execution, after 

p)ersonal actions, in 

suggestion of, on record 

real and mixed actions, in 

trustee in trustee process 

See also Executors and Administrators, actions by and against; Sur- 
vival OF Actions. 
discontinuing as to, by amendment . 
fictitious name for defendant 
insanity, pro.sccution by guardian, etc. 
inspection of documents by 
interpleader by defendant 
interrogatories to . 



Chapter 


Section 


218 


21-25 


2.31 


137 


22S 


4 


1.30 


20 


212 


3-5 


232 


12-14 


231 


1 


41 


36 


223 


1 


223 


3 


223 


3 


218 


43 


231 


60 


231 


78.79 


213 


3 


212 


16 


246 


1-83 


182 


6 


223 


36.40 



227 



231 



1-li 



42-48 



231 


69 


231 


29, 30. 38 


231 


72, 73. 78, 79, 82 


221 


23 


231 


5,6 


223 


133 


231 


126 


231 


96 


223 


13 


231 


137 


231 


30 


231 


139 


233 


22 


22S 


12 


23.5 


51 


228 


2-7 


228 


4 


231 


137 


228 


8-11 


246 


50-54 


231 


51 


223 


19 


228 


13 


231 


68 


231 


40, 41 


231 


61-67 



52 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ACTIONS, CIVIL — Continued. 
parties to — Conchided. 

introduction of new, by amendment 

service of writ on ..... 

joinder ........ 

See aLso Joinder; N'on-Joi.nder. 
management of suit, by . 

|x?rsons specially authorized, by . 
married women may Ix; . 
minors as (see Minors). 
non-resident plaintiff, endorser for costs 
nonsuit of plaiutifT, reference to auditor as affecting 

See also Nonsuit. 
notice of judfrment, etc., to, district courts, in 

superior court, in .... 

offer of judRment by defendant 
I)arfi(ulars, bill of, by, attachment, in ca.se of 

common counts, with ... 

statement by cither party 
partnerships, limited, by and a(;ainst 
plaintiff, term defined under sales act, so-called 
pleadings landing on ... . 

limitation .... 
tender of i)a>Tneiit, liy .... 
witness called by, not to impeach 

competent as . 
venue, in general ..... 
assessors of taxes, actions for ix'nalties against 
Boston, l>y and against .... 

transfer from SufTolk .... 
change of, prejudice, etc.. for . 
cities, towns, etc., by or against 
commonwealth, defendant, as 

mortgages, redemption of . 

plaintifT, as ..... 

infonnation by, for unlawful entry 
corporations, transitory, by and against 
counties, by and against ... 

covenant, actions for breach of 
divorce lilwls . . 

dower, etc., of insane spouse, release 
eminent domain proceedings, assessment of damages 
erroneous, judgment in, execution, direction to proper 

removal, etc. ...... 

error, writs of ...... 

executors, etc., transitory, by and against 
forfeited goods, lilx^l ..... 

forfeiture, recovery ..... 

insurance companies not to restrict . 
land in different counties, relating to 
local actions, counties, l)y or against 

erroneous, nonsuit, removal, etc. . 
mistake as to, writ of error, not reviewable on 
mortgages, suits to redeem .... 

commonwealth, against .... 

negligence, for injuries from .... 

non-residents, transitory, between 

rent, use and occupation, etc., transitory, deemed 

replevin ....... 

state highways, injuries on, petitions for damages 
summary process to recover land 
towns, etc., against, ways, defects, etc., in, negligence 
transitory actions, in general .... 

district courts, in .... . 

Boston, by and against .... 



Chapter 



Section 



officer 



etc. 



, 2.31 


51 


. 2.31 


54 


. 231 


2^,51. 54 


. 221 


48 


221 


49 


. 209 


6 


. 231 


42-48 


. 231 


140 


. 218 


46 


. 221 


21 


. 231 


74. 75, 88 


. 231 


12 


. 231 


14 


. 231 


70 


l(t9 


9 


lllO 


65 


. 231 


87 


. 231 


90 


. 232 


12-14 


. 23.3 


23 


. 233 


20 


. 223 


1-15 


."iS 


1 


. 223 


7,9 


223 


10 


223 


13 


223 


7.8 


258 


2 


. 244 


40 


. 223 


5 


. 24.5 


1 


. 223 


8 


223 


6 


223 


1-3 


208 


6 


. 209 


24 


79 


14. IS 


. 235 


15 


. 22.3 


15 


. 250 


3 


223 


11 


. 257 


3 


. 223 


14 


. 175 


22 


. 223 


12 


. 223 


6 


. 223 


15 


. 250 


4 


. 244 


26 


. 244 


40 


. 223 


7 


. 223 


1 


. 223 


3 


. 223 


4 


. 258 


2 


. 239 


2 


. 223 


7 


. 223 


1 


. 223 


2 


. 223 


» 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 

ACTIONS, CIVIL — Concluded. 
venue — Concluded. 

transitory actions — Concluded. 
corporations, by and against 
covenant, breach of, dooniod 
executors, etc., by and against 

See also Executors and Administrators. 
non-residents, against, district courts, in 
between ...... 

rent, use and occupation, etc., for, deemed 
trustee process ..... 

district courts, in .... 

municipal court of Boston, in 

See also Trustee Process. 
way, defect in, town, etc., against ........ 

See also Absent Defendants, Proceedings Ag.\inst; Appeals; Arrest; 
Attachment of Property; Clerks of Courts; Contr.\ct, 
Actions of; Courts; District Courts; Error, Writ of; 
Evidence; .Joinder; Judgments in Civil Actions; Juries and 
Jurors; Limitation of Actions; Non-Joinder; Nonsuit; 
Pleading in Civil Actions; Practice in Civil Actions; 
Replevin, Actions op ; Review, Writ op ; Service of 
Process ; Sf.t-ofp ; Small Claims Procedure ; Supreme 
Judicial and Superior Courts ; Survival of Actions; 
Tender of Payment; Tort; Trustee Process; Witnesses; 
Writs. 
ACTON. 

congressional district, fifth, in . . . 

district court of central Middlesex, in district of 
medical examiner district, sixth Middlesex, in 
senatorial district, seventh Middlesex, in 
ACTS AND RESOLVES. 

binding and restoration of engrossed 
blue book, so-called, publication 
cumulative index of, publication 
distribution, as enacted 
pamphlet edition 
proof .... 

repeal of certain. General Laws, by 
temporarJ^ effect of General Laws on 
See also Statutes. 
ACTS OF INCORPORATION. 

public acts, treated as ......... 

ACTUARIES' TABLE OF MORTALITY. 
valuation of life policies computed on . 

See also American Experience Table of Mortality; American Men 
Mortality Table; Insurance. 
ACTUARY. 

commissioner of insurance to appoint, etc. ....-.• 

state, appointment, etc. ....■•■••. 

See also Banking and Insurance, Department of; Insurance. 
ACUSHNET. 

congressional district, sixteenth, in 
medical examiner district, fourth Bristol, in . 
senatorial district, third Bristol, in 
third district court of Bristol, in district of . 
ADAMS. 

congre.ssional district, first, in . 
fourth district court of Berkshire held at 
medical examiner district, first Berkshire, in 
probate court held at .... 

senatorial district, Berkshire, in . 
AD DAMNUM OF WRITS. 

reduction, arrest on mesne process, in case of 





53 


lapter 


Section 


22.3 


8 


223 


3 


223 


11 


223 


2 


223 


1 


223 


3 


246 


2-4 


223 


2 


218 


54 


223 


2 



223 



57 


1 


218 


1 


38 


1 


57 


3 


3 


23 


5 


2 


5 


5 


5 


4 


5 


4 


233 


75 


282 


Schedules 


281 


10 


• 




233 


74 


175 


9(1) 



26 
26 



57 
38 
57 

218 

57 
218 

38 
215 

57 

224 



7 
11 



1 
1 
3 
1 

1 
1 
1 
62 
3 



54 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES OF DECEASED PERSONS. Chapter 

See Estates of Deceased Persoxs; Execltors a.vd Admixistr-vtors; 
Pi iii.ir ADMiMsTKATons; Taxatio.v, legacies and gucceissions, of. 
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS AND BOARDS. 

court review of orders of (sec Appeals; Supreme Jldici.^.l a.vd Slpehior 
(^'orHTs). 
ADMINISTRATORS. 

See Executors and Ad.ministrator.s. 
ADMINISTRATORS DE BONIS NON. 

Sci- ) ix 1.1 r IDIi- AM) \l>\ll MSIUATUH.-*. 

ADMINISTRATORS, PUBLIC. 

Sic I'l lil.K.' .\dmixistiiatoh.s. 
ADMISSIONS. 

allegations in pleadings not denied 

corporate exi.stence, jilcading-'i, etc., by 

facts, etc., in certain action.^, upon call of [jlaintifT. etc 

funds, of, trustee process, in 

marriage, of . . . . • • 

representative capacity, pleadings, etc., hy 

.signature, when ...... 

.'-^(•C also Pl.l.AIUMI IN <''l\ II, .-Xc-TIO.NS. 

ADOPTION OF CHILDREN, 

abandoned, etc., children ... 

lioston, trustees for children, notice to, when 

change of name, decree 

charitable institution, incorpurate<i, gi\ ing child to, etc., efTcM-t 

support of child in, effi'ct 
child, adopted, <'(jnsent neci-.xsary, when 

destitute jiarents, etc., support by 

foreign laws, under, rights (»f . 

inheritance by and from ... 

natur.'il parents, to inherit from 

pro|K'rt.\- rights ..... 
foreign state, adopted in . 
B(>cond adoption, effect 
wills, vnider .... 

will, etc., in, term child to ini'lude adopted 
con.sent of certain iktsous, re<iuire<l 

dispensi'd with, when ... 

notice in default of . 

failure to object after, proceedings 
decree of court, effect .... 

appeal of parent from .... 
desertion, neglect, etc., of parent, effect 
foundling, publication dispeiist'd with 
guardian ad litem, appointment , 
guardian, child, of, consent 

not reciuired, when .... 

husband, i-hild, of, consent 
husband or wife. i>etitioner, of, to join with . 
illegitimate, consent of mother 

not required, when .... 

infant, surrender by mother 
infants, illegitimate ..... 

notice to publie welfare department, etc. . 
insanity, imprisonment, etc., parents, of, effect 
marriage of adopted person, notice of intention 
parents, child, of, appeal by 

consent ...... 

not required, when .... 

failure to object after notice, effect . 
pauper, notice to overseers of the poor, etc. 

support of child as, effect 
permitted, when ..... 

appeal, in general ... 

parent without notice, by . 



Section 



2.31 


38 


■2:n 


30 


2:n 


G9 


24G 


14 


207 


47 


2:u 


30 


231 


29 


121 


18. 19 


21') 


3 


210 


6 


210 


3 


210 


3 


211) 


2 


210 


6 


210 


9 


210 


4 


210 


/ 


210 


7 


210 


9 


210 


10 


210 


H 


210 


H 


210 


•> 


210 


3 


210 


4 


210 


5 


210 





210 


11 


210 


3 


210 


4 


_'!(» 


5 


210 


2 


210 


3 


210 


2 


210 


1 


210 


2 


210 


3 


119 


14, 16, 20, 21 


119 


16 


119 


14, 20, 21 


210 


3 


207 


27 


210 


11 


210 


2 


210 


3 


210 


5 


210 


3 


210 


3 


210 


1 


21.5 


9-29 


210 


11 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



55 



ADOPTION OP CHILDREHf — Concluded. 
petition to probate court 

change of name, may request 
guardian ad litem on 
husband or wife to join in 
illegitimacy, not to aver . 

jurisdiction of probate court 

non-resident, by 

notice .... 

failure to object after, t>roceedings 
overseers of the poor, notice to, when 

public welfare department, notice to, when 



relatives, etc., certain, not subject to . 
second, etc., adoption, consent of previous adopting parent 
not required, when ...... 

effect ......... 

state institutions, from ...... 

supreme judicial court, allowance of appeal by 
See also Devise; Executors and Administr.\tors, distribution; Minors; 
Parent and Child; Paupers; Probate Courts; Real 
Property, descent. 
ADULTERATION. 

drugs, public health department, investigation by 
food, analyses, publication . ' . 

manufacturers' or dealers' names, publication 
public health department, duties 
trade marks, names, etc., publication 
liquor to drink, penalty .... 

term defined ...... 

See also Drugs, adulteration, etc.; Drugs, Narcotic; Food; Intoxicating 
Liquors. 
ADULTERY. 

cohabitation, etc., of divorced persons as 

definition and penalty 

divorce, as cause for .... 

for, co-respondents, protection of 
dower, as affecting 
legitimacy of issue, not to affect 
notice to district attorney 
wife's separate estate, effect on 
See also Divorce. 
indictment for, foixn .... 

meaning in . 
ADULT POOR, STATE. 

aid, etc., of, enforcement of law as to . 

See also Mothers with Dependent Children, Aid to; Paupers; Public 
Welfare, Depart.ment of. 
ADVANCEMENTS. 

death of recipient before intestate, effect 

general rule as to 

probate court, jurisdiction . 

proof ..... 

value, how determined 
widow's share only in residue aft«r 
ADVANCES, DISBURSING OFFICERS, TO. 

See County Finance; Municipal Finance; State Finance, 
ADVANCING CAUSES. 

Sec Speedy Trials and Cases Given Precedence. 
ADVERSE CLAIMANTS. 

See Interpleader; Trustee Process; and specific titles. 
ADVERSE POSSESSION. 

deed effectual notwithstanding ...... 

devise undefeated by testator's disseisin .... 



Chapter 

210 

210 

210 

210 

210 

210 

215 

210 

210 

210 

210 
f 119 
{ 121 
[210 

210 

210 

210 

210 

121 

210 




94 



IS 



196 
196 
196 
196 
196 
196 



Section 
1 
6 
5 
1 
2 
1 
3 
1 
4 
5 
3 
14, 20, 21 

18 

3,4 

1 

2 

3 

10 
18, 19 

11 



.5 

25 

25 

5, 23, 25 

25 

1 

106, 163, 186 



208 


40 


272 


14 


208 


1 


208 


9-11 


208 


27 


208 


25 


208 


45 


208 


26 


277 


Forms, p. 2823 


277 


39 



7 
3.4 
8 
5 
6 
3 



183 
191 



7 
24 



56 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ADVERSE POSSESSION— ConcZu/ied. 

(•xi)octaTit estate not barred by, of precedent estate 
S(>e also Disseisin-; Prescription, Title by. 
ADVERTISEMENTS. 

abortion, means of procuring, penalty . 
bank bills, etc., making, to resemble, penalty 
divorces, to procure, penalty .... 

employment, concerning, fraudulent, penalty 

strikes, etc., during, penalty .... 
false, etc., college, etc., pretended cndorsi-nient of. pctKilty 

degrees, educational, as to, penalty 
firearms, of . . . . . . ■ ■ 

marriage ceremony, for performance of. iM-n.ilty 
mining stocks, of . . . 

See also Min-ivc Stocks. 
narcotic drugs, certain, a.s to, forbidden, penalty 

sale, etc., of certain preparations containing, as to 

political, corporations, by, penalty .... 

signing, regulated ..... 

penalty for unsigned ...... 

See al.so Elections. 

posted on fence, etc., penalties 

rcgi.stercd, search warrant for counterfeits, etc., of 

r(!(iuired or regulated in specific r-ases (see specific titles). 

shade trees, public, affixing to, penalized, when 

untrue and misleading, i)ublifation, jx-nalty 

veiioro.il diseases, as to. ixTiiiltv . ... 

ADVERTISING SIGNS AND DEVICES 

buildings, on certain, approval, penalty 

puijlic ways, on, etc., pennits for 

See also Billbo.\rds a.vd Advertlsivo Sig.v.s, Public Ways, etc., 
iiidi'x 1(1 <f:iti' CMiistitutiDn, pj). 11 to 4.3. 
ADVISORY BOARD OF PARDONS. 

See Correction, Department of. 
ADVISORY COMMITTEES. 

towns, iu . • • ■ ■ 

See also Municipal Finance. 
AERONAUTIC COGNIZANCE, ARMY AND NAVY BOARD ON. 

licensing, etc., of aircraft by 

See also .\ircraft. 
AERONAUTICS. 

See .Vlucn.MT. 
AFFIDAVITS. 

court proceedings, in, clerks of courts, etc., l>efore 

no defence to civil action ........ 

prosecution proceedings, in (see titles of specific cases). 
AFFIRM. 

tcnn swear includes, whcTi ........ 

AFFIRMATION. 

jurors, by, criminal cases, in ...... . 

oath, term includes ......... 

witnesses, by ......... . 

Sec al.so O.vths. 
AFFRAY. 

indictment for, form ......... 

moaiiiiio; in ......... . 

AFFRAYS AND RIOTS. 

suppression, justices of courts, etc., duties ..... 
use of militia for (see Militia). 

trial justices, jurisdiction ........ 

See also Riots. 
AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH. 

general provisions ........ 

See also Churches; Religious Societies. 



Chapter 


Section 


184 


10 


272 


20 


267 


29 


208 


43 


149 


21 


149 


22, 23 


266 


90 


266 


89 


140 


126 


207 


58 


93 


15-18 


94 


208. 213 


94 


217 


.55 


7 


'. 56 


5S 


5.5 


33 


56 


62 


266 


125, 126 


276 


I 


87 


9 


266 


91, 92 


272 


29 


148 


39, 51 


85 


8,9 



o.v ; also 



39 



90 



221 
231 



10 



35 



18 
59 



7 (33) 



278 


5 


4 


7(21) 


233 


17, 18 


277 


Forms, p. 2823 


277 


39 


220 


3 


219 


3 



67 



40-43 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



57 



AGAWAM. 

congressional district, .second, in . 
medical, examiner district, second Hampden, in 
police court of Springfield, in district of . . . 

senatorial district, Berkshire, Hampshire and Hampden, in 
AGED PERSONS. 

conservators of (see Guardi.*.ns and Conservators). 
jury service, exemption from .... 
taxation, exemption from ..... 
AGENTS. 

advances, etc., by, lien for ..... 

to, third persons, by, lien for .... 

executors, etc., non-resident, for, appointment, etc. 
foreign trustee, of ..... . 

gift or gratuity to, for corrupt purpose, penalty 
guardians and conservators, non-resident, for 
insurance (see .\ssessment iNSURANcr!;; Insurance). 
legislative, term defined ..... 

See also General Court. 
lien of, advances, for, etc. ..... 

dissolution ....... 

expenses attending shipment, etc., for, preserved 
pledge or deposit by, effect .... 

property intrusted with, validity of sale by . 
service of process, for, certain non-residents, etc., to appoint 
See also Absent Dkfendant.s, Proceedings Against; Service of Process. 
AGGREGATES, TABLES OF. 



Chapter 


Section 


57 


1 


38 


1 


21S 


1 


57 


3 


2.34 


1-1 


59 


5 (17). (18) 


U)4 


2, 3, 6 


104 


4-6 


195 


8. 10 


203 


15 


271 


39 


201 


49 



preparation, form, compilation, etc. 



AGISTERS. 

lien ........... 

dissolution by bond ....... 

enforcement, proceedings ...... 

See also Liens. 
AGREED FACTS. 

See Case Stated. 
AGREEMENTS IN CIVIL ACTIONS. 

general provisions ........ 

See also Actions, Civil, parties to; Pr.yctice tn Civil Actions. 
AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETIES. 

bank shares, tax on, payment of amount to . 

co-operative ....... 

See also Corporations, co-operative. 

exhibitions, etc., assignment of police at 
gaming, etc., near, forbidden, penalty 
preservation of peace at, regulations for 

penalty for violation ..... 
sale of goods, etc., near, forbidden, when, penalty 

taxation, property of incorporated, exempt . 

See also Corpor.\tions, agricultural and horticultural. 
AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE, MASSACHUSETTS. 

See Massachusetts Agricultural College. 
AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION. 

term defined ........... 

See also Massachusetts Agricultural College; Vocational Education. 
AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION. 

See MAssACiirsiOTT.s AGniruLTiRAL E.xperiment Station. 
AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS. 

pcdlors, .^alc by . 
AGRICULTURAL LANDS. 

reclamation, credit union loans for ....... 

Sop also F,\HM Loan Bonds. 
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS. 

co-operative production, investigation ....... 

laws as to production, enforcement ....... 



74 



101 

171 



128 
128 



39 



104 


2, 3, 6 


255 


32, 33 


104 


6 


104 


4-6 


104 


I 


227 


5 


58 


29 


59 


45,47 


255 


24 


255 


32-34 


255 


26-31 



231 72, 73. 78, 79. 82 



63 


9 


157 


3-9 


128 


46 


128 


49.50 


128 


48 


128 


50 


128 


49. 50 


59 


5(4) 



17 
19 



2 
2 



58 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ion 


128 




128 




140 




140 




128 




1>0 




128 




128 




128 




128 




128 




128 




128 




128 




128 




128 



at North Adanis normal 



AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS — Concluded. 

Lord's day, raising on ....... 

production, marketing, storage, etc., investigation 
soil adaptation, investigation .... 

See also Agricultupial Resources; Agriculture; Agriculture, Dep.^rt 

MK.VT OF. 

AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES. 

conscrv'ation of (see index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 4.3). 
development, agriculture department to collect, etc., inform ition 
promotion, agriculture department to aid 
AGRICULTURE. 

boilers and engines used in, operator's license not necessary 

boilers used in, inspection, exempt from 

cities and towns, aid by, to .... 

corporations to promote, organization . 
county aid to, directors, choice by towns, etc. 

trustees, appointment ...... 

audit of accounts ...... 

budget to county commissioners .... 

expenditures by . 

instructors, appointment, etc. .... 

receipts, expenditures anri agreements by 

treasurer ....... 

demonstration work in, land purcha.ses, towns, by 

municipal appropriations fcjr .... 

education in, education department may providi 

school ........... 

encouragement of (.see index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 4.'i). 

instruction in (see Ma8»achu.sett8 Agricultural College; Vocational 

Education). 
Lord's day, harvesting, etc., products on, when ix-nnittcd . . . , 

schools for, cities, in .......... . 

counties, in certain ......... 

.•^ee also Aghiculti-rk, r)EP.\RTMi:NT ok; Vocatio.nal Ei)t;<ATi>)N. 
AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT OF. 
in general: 

commissioner to control ...... 

definitions ......... 

drainage board, member of ..... . 

expenses, traveling, etc. ....... 

farm machinery of, operation, etc., of, eight hour law not applica 
inspectors, expc'rts, etc., appointment .... 

interference with inspectors of dairy products, etc., penalty 
organization ....... 

advisory board, appointment, compensation, etc. 

powers and duties ....... 

iiualificalions ....... 

ComBaissioner, appointment and salary 

powers and duties, in general ..... 

agricultural college, Massachusetts, trustee of, to be 
apiaries, inspector of, appointment 

report from ....... 

appc^als to. division of iilant pest control, from 
proceedings after decision on . 



Chapter 


Section 


136 


6 


128 


2 


128 


13 



apples ........ 

demonstration sheep farms ..... 

farm and forest lands, depredations on, posters, printing 
farmers' clubs, returns to .... . 

lectures, to arrange for certain .... 

markets, public ....... 

nursery agent, revocation of license of . 
posters .setting forth certain criminal laws 
prosecutions for suppression of plant pests, etc. 
publications, to issue certain .... 



le 



and furnishing 



l.iO 
74 
74 



3 

2 

40 



40-45 


3, 4 


41 


40 


40 


44 


42,45 


43 


42 


40 


45 


45 



6 
15-17 
25-38 



20 


1 


12S 


1 


2.".2 


2 


20 


5 


140 


30 


20 


4 


12S 


14 


20 


1-5 


20 


2 


20 


3 


20 


1 


20 


2 


20 


3,4 


15 


20 


20 


4 


128 


37 


128 


25 


128 


26 


94 


105, 109-111 


128 


8 


128 


• 9, 10 


128 


7 


128 


47 


128 





40 


10 


128 


18 


128 


7 


128 


30 


128 


6 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 

AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT 0¥ — Continued. 
commissioner — Concluded. 
powers and duties — Concluded. 

reports to, by certain employees ....... 

supervision of department ........ 

white pine blister rust, compensation for damages incident to suppression of 
divisions, etc., of, in Keneral: 

directors of, appointment and compensation 
organization of department into 
apiaries, inspector of, appointment 
powers and duties 
regulations by . 

penalty for violation 
report to commissioner 

department, report of, to contain 
See also Bee.s. 
dairying and animal husbandry, division of, in general: 
organization ....... 

seal of, coimterfeit, penalty for use 
powers and duties, annual report of agents, etc. 
barns, etc., unsanitary condition of, to report 
butter and cheese, to investigate methods of making 
dairy products and imitations, to investigate, enforce laws, etc 

milk .... 

oleomargarine, sale of 

public health department, to co-operate with, when 
markets, division of, organization 

powers and duties, in general 
ornithology, division of, organization 
director, annual reports of . 
birds, observers of, may appoint 
duties ...... 

plant pest control, division of, in general: 
appeals from, to commissioner . 
proceedings after decision on . 
gypsy, etc., moths not in jurisdiction of 
organization . . 

penalty for interference with 
powers and duties, European corn borer 
fruits ...... 

insect pests, suppression 
nurseries and nursery stock 
requirements, general, may prescribe . 
San Jose scale ..... 

white pine blister i-ust 
reclamation, soil survey and fairs, division of, organization 
powers and duties of the departnrjent, agricultural libraries, etc., to en 
courage establishment of 
agricultural products, co-operative production, etc., of, to aid, etc 
laws, as to production, marketing, etc., to execute, etc 
soil adaptation .... 

sources of supply, to investigate 
agricultural resources, promotion, etc., of 
animal breeding, enforcement of laws as to 
annual report . . . i 

apiaries, enforcement of laws as to 
apple grading, enforcement of laws as to 
bees, enforcemejit of laws as to 
bequests and gifts, certain, to hold in trust 
birds ..... 

dairy products 

demonstration sheep farms 

education, agricultural, gifts, etc., to promote, may take, etc 

European corn borer, etc., quarantine to suppress, penalty . 



Chapter 



128 
20 

128 

20 

20 
20 
128 
128 
128 
128 
128 



20 
94 

128 
128 
128 
128 

94 
128 

94 
128 

20 
128 

20 
128 
128 
128 

128 
128 
128 

20 
128 
128 
128 
128 
128 
128 
128 
128 

20 

128 
128 
128 
128 
128 
128 
128 
128 
128 
128 
128 
128 
128 
128 
128 
128 
128 



59 

Section 



15 

1,3 

23 

4 

4 

4 

32-38 

32 

38 

37 

5 



4 

39 

5 

13 

12 

12 

36, 37 

12 

66 

12 

4 

2 

4 

39 

39 

39 

25 
26 

28 

4 

29 

31 

21 

24, 27, 31 

17-21, 27 

27 

24 

22, 23 

4 

15 

2 

2 

15 

2 

2,3 

2 

5 

2, 32-38 

2,8 

2. 32-38 

4 

2,39 

2, 14 

&-11 

4 

31 



60 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



of 



AGRICXTLTURE, DEPARTMENT OF ^ Concluded. 
powers and duties of the department — Concluded. 
exhibitions of flowers, fruit, etc., to conduct 
farmers' clubs, to encourage establishment of 
farm labor, supply of, to aid distribution of 
farms, rcoccupation, settlement, etc. 
food produced, etc., quantities, etc., statistics 
information, to disseminate certain, by lectures, etc. 
markets, public ..... 

ornithology, enforcement of laws as to 

plant pest control, enforcement of laws as to 

prizes for flowers, fruit, etc., to offer 

rural life, improvement of, to aid 

trees and birds, leaflet relative to, to publish, etc, 

waste land, reclamation, etc., by prisoners, information to commissioner 

correction as to, by ..... 

Sec also Agriculture; Com.mo.vwe.vlth, departments, boards, commis- 
sions, etc.; St.\te Fi.v.oice. 
AID. 

civil power, to, military forces, by ........ 

Sec also Militi.\. 
federal aid (see U.vited St.\tes). 
military (see St.vte and Miut.\ry .\id). 
mothers with dcpon'lent children, to ^sce Mothers with Depe.vdevt Childre.v, 

Aid to). 
prisoners, etc., to (see Prisoneu.s) . 
AID AND RELIEF, DIVISION OF. 

Sri> I'l Hl.lf W'l I.IA Iti:. Dll'A H IMK:NT I)K. 

AID TO OFFICER IN CRIMINAL CASES. 

ri'fu,>ial, [x-nalty ........... 

AIRCRAFT. 

in general .......... 

aniiy and navy boarrl on aeronautic cognizance, joint, licensing, etc., by 

dropping missiles from, forbidden 

endangering lives, etc., forbidden 

landing iilaces, establishment 

licensing of operators, fee 

military, maintenance, etc. 
naval aeronautic division of 

operation regulated 

penalties .... 

pulilic places, landing in 

registration 

fee .... 

rul(>s and regulations as to . 
AIR DUCTS. 

wooden, in certain buildings, forbidden 

See also Buildings. 
AIR GUNS. 

sale to minors, penalty 

Soo also AVe.vpoxs. 
AIR INTAKES. 



Chapter 

12H 

r2s 

128 
128 
128 
12S 
40 
128 
128 
128 
128 
128 

127 



3.3 



2(58 



142 



140 



tenement house laws, under 


144 
1 14.5 


TANKS. 


L * -^ 


inspection .... 


14f3 


certificate .... 


146 


fees ..... 


146 


preparation for . 


. . 146 


report by insurance company . 


146 


tests for .... 


146 


insurance as to (see Ixsurance). 




insurance companies, inspection by 


146 


reports ..... 


146 


notice of location 


146 



Section 

2 

15 

2 

2.3 

2 

1.5 
10 
2 
2 
2 
2 
2 

81 



20-38 



24 



90 


35-43 


'.to 


35 


90 


38 


90 


37. 38 


90 


40 


90 


35. 36. 42 


33 


81 


33 


184 (c) 


90 


37-43 


90 


43 


90 


39 


90 


35 


90 


42 


90 


40, 41 



25 



130 



15 
15 

36 
34 
40 
39 
38 
39 

34. 36 
38 
37 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



61 



AIR TANKS — Concluded. 

penalty ......... 

rules and regulations for use ..... 

AISLES. 

portable scats in, forbidden ..... 

ALARM OF FIRE. 

apparatus for, penalties for injuries, etc. 

false, penalty for making ...... 

See also Fire. 
ALCOHOL. 

candy containing, penalty for sale .... 

content, analysis of liquors to show .... 

druggists, sale by . ...... 

label on package of drug containing, to bear statement, when 
schools to teach effects, etc., of . 
wood, food, etc., containing, penalty for sale, etc. . 
sale regulated ....... 

See also Beverages, Non-intoxicating, Certain; Drugs; Drugs, 
Intoxicating Liquors. 
ALDERMEN, 
in general: 

action by designated proportion 

appointments, powers as to 
city council to have powers of, when 
election laws, term defined as to 
election of city oflBcers by 

licensing authorities, included in term, when 

board, to be, when .... 
majority, etc., of, term defined, finance matters, as to 
office-holding by .... . 

park commissioners, to have certain powers of 
president, choice ..... 

mayor, office of, to fill vacancj- in 
presiding officer, mayor to be, when 
railroad laws, term defined as to 
removal from ward, effect 
rules and regulations, proof 
selectmen, certain powers, etc., of, to have 
service of process on ... . 

single legislative board to have powers of . 
state fire marshal, to have certain powers of, when 
steam engines and furnaces, state fire marshal to have powers of 

when ..... 
street railway laws, term defined as to 
term defined, in general .... 

election laws, in . 

railroad laws, in . 

street railway laws, in . 
vacancies, duties as to certain 
veto of mayor, orders, etc., subject to 
witnesses before ..... 
powers and duties, armories and headquarters 
arrests by, liquors, illegal sale . 
assemblies, unlawful, suppression 

athletic, etc., associations, change of location, permission for 
auctioneers' licenses, to grant . 
betterment asse.ssments, apportionment 
beverages, certain non-intoxicating, sale, etc 
bicycle patlis, misuse of, penalties 
billiard, etc., tables, keeping for gain 
boats, bathing suits, renting 
bonds, city clerks, of, approval 



Chapter 


Section 


. 146 


41 


. 140 


35 



143 



21 





f 266 




11, 12 


* * 


\2G8 




32 


• 


. 269 




13 




270 




8 


. 


138 




54-57 




138 


25. 


28, 31 




94 




187 


, 


71 




1 




270 




4 




138 , 




34-38 


, Narcotic 









as to 



4 


6 


44 


1 


39 


1 


39 


1 


50 


1 


39 


3 


100 


1 


140 


1 


138 


8 


44 


1 


39 


7,8 


45 


5 


39 


2 


39 


5, 6 


39 


2 


160 


1 


39 


6 


233 


75 


39 


1 


223 


37 


39 


1 


148 


30 


140 


120 


161 


1 


4 


7 


50 


1 


160 


1 


161 


1 


39 


5, 6 


39 


4 


233 


8-11 


33 


39, 40, 46, 50, 51 


1.38 


75 


269 


1-6 


ISO 


26 


100 


2 


80 


14 


138 


11 


82 


36 


140 


177, 202-205 


140 


194-196 


140 


148 



62 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ALDERMEN — Continued. 

powers and duties — Continued. 

bootl)lacking, street sales, etc., minors, by 
boundaries, ways, of, monuments to show 
bowling alleys .... 

boxing matches, illegal, notice of certain 
bridges, certain, licenses to construct 

railroad, etc., repair, may petition for 
building laws ..... 

See al.so ]ii:iLDiNG3. 
burnt, dilapidated, etc., buildings, abatement as nuisances 
carriages, etc., regulation of . 

charitable, etc., corporations, investigation of proposed 
children in public shows, etc. ..... 

civil service appointments, recommendations by, regulated 
coffee and tea hou.ses ....... 

corporations, certain, illegal lifjuor selling, etc., by, to report 

cranberry bogs, dams for flowing, etc., apportionment of expense 
dangerous structures, immediate action as to 
ditches by side of ways ..... 
dogs ........ 

See also Dogs. 
elections, culling ..... 

caucuses, precinct polling places, to furnish 

false certificate of result, ixMuilty 

pcjUing places, etc., to provide 

primaries, place of holding .... 
state, wards, etc., by, notice to state secretary 

records of votes, examination, etc. 

regulations as to ballot boxes, etc. 

results of, declaration ..... 

special, vacancies, to fill, etc. 

wards and voting precincts, establishment 
voting lists, delivery to 

warrant for, licen.ses, article on, to in.sert 
electricity, lines for the transmission of, location 
electric railroads ...... 

eminent domain takings ..... 

explosives, storage, manufacture, etc. 

felons, rewards for apprehension 

fire enginemen, regulations of, ajjproval 

firemen's clubs, establishment, permission 

fish, shellfish ... ... 

smelts, laws as to, enforcement 

stocking certain waters with, petition, etc. 

weirs, traps, etc., construction, etc., authorization 
freestone, surveyor of .... . 

furniture, etc., from burning houses, etc., notice of possession to 
gambling booths, etc., near public shows, removal 
game, etc., reservations for, petition for establishment 
gas and electricity, distribution 
gravel pits, purchase, etc. 
hawkers and pedlcrs 

herring, etc., propagation, may authorize 
hill-climbing contests 

hotels, etc., additional night watch, etc., in, may require 
hot water, etc., pipes 
innholders and common victuallers . 
intelligence offices .... 
junk dealers, etc. .... 
jurors, drawing, listing, etc. 

land abutting on public way, to regulate use of certain 
land takings, etc., municipal purposes, for 
licenses and permits, beverages, certain non-intoxicating, sale of 



Chapter 



Section 



101 


19 


8*1 


1 


140 


177, 180, 202-205 


ISO 


28 


91 


14 


1.59 


84 


113 


7. 13. 46 


139 


1-3 


40 


22 


ISO 


5 


149 


104, 105 


31 


16 


140 


47 


138 


76 


ISO 


27 


253 


40 


143 


7 


M 


9 


111) 


102, 163, 167-169 


54 


63 


53 


73, 82. 93 


56 


25 


54 


24, 25 


53 


2S 


53 


42 


54 


HI, 124 


50 


7 


54 


137 


54 


139-144 


54 


2-5 


51 


63 


13S 


11 


Hit} 


22 


162 


8-10. 14 


79 


2. 5. 7. 10 


14S 


13. 14 


276 


10 


4S 


30 


4S 


84-86 


130 


82. 89. 91, 143 


130 


154 


130 


15, 28 


130 


145 


94 


269 


266 


23- 


139 


IS 


131 


70 


164 


70, 75, 86-90 


82 


38 


101 


17 


158 


15 


90 


18 


143 


46 


40 


43 


140 


2-21 


140 


42-46, 202-205 


140 


54, 55, 202-205 


234 


7. 18 


84 


26 


40 


14 


138 


11 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



63 



ALDERMEN — Continued. 

powers and duties — Continued. 
lirpnses and permits — Concluded. 
billiard tables and bowling alleys 
boating and bathing 
children in public entertainments 
coffee and tea houses . 
eels, taking of . . . 

electricity, lines for the transmission of, location 
explosives, manufacture, etc. 
fireworks, etc., manufacture, etc. 
hawkers and pedlers 
herring, etc., propagation 
hill-climbing contests . 
innholder.s and common victuallers 
intelligence offices 
intoxicating liquors, sale, etc. 
junk dealers 
lodging houses 
lunch carts 

minors, bootblacking, etc., by 
motor vehicles, second hand, sale, etc. 
pawnbrokers 
picnic groves 
shellfish, taking, etc. 

slaughter houses, etc. . 
smoke, emission . 
steamboats, etc. . 
steam engines and furnaces . 
streets, etc., digging up 
transient vendors 
licensing board, to act as, when 
granting of certain licenses . 

liquor, intoxicating, illegal sale, etc., club charter, as affecting 

license, forfeiture 

sales, druggists, books, may inspect 
lodging houses .... 

lunch carts ..... 
marble, surveyor of . . . 

measurers of grain, fees, to prescribe 

removal ..... 
militia, naval, camp ground for, consent 

unorganized, calling out 
minors, bootblacking, etc., by . 
motor vehicles, second hand, sale, etc. 
nuisances, abatement, notice of appeal 
parade grounds and ranges 
pawnbrokers .... 

petroleum inspectors 
picnic groves ..... 
public domain, adoption of order of taking for 
public service companies, employment by, penalty for influencing 
railroads, crossings, abolition, alteration, etc 
public ways, at 
signboards at, petition for 

location, fixing 

private use, for 

route, fixing 

state house, construction near 

stations, etc., relocation 
rewards for apprehension, etc., of criminals 
riots, etc., suppression .... 



Chapter 



Section 



140 


177 


140 


194 


149 


104. 105 


140 


47 


130 


84 


166 


22 


148 


13, 14 


14S 


13 


101 


17 


1.58 


15 


90 


18 


140 


2 


140 


42 


138 


11 


140 


54 


140 


23 


140 


49 


101 


19 


140 


59 


140 


70 


140 


188 


130 


82-90, 119-123, 




131, 1.35 


04 


110 


140 


132-134 


140 


191 


140 


115 


1.53 


12 


101 


5 


138 


8 


1.38 


11 


138 


76 


180 


27 


138 


48 


138 


32 


140 


23-32 


140 


. 49, 50 


94 


269 


94 


221 


94 


224 


33 


228 (c) 


33 


8 


101 


19 


140 


59 


111 


138 


33 


42. 46 


140 


70. 72. 77-79, 




202-205 


148 


20 


140 


188-190, 202-205 


45 


20 


271 


40 


159 


59. 62. 65. 80 


160 


100, 102, 104, 106 


160 


141 


160 


80, 86 


160 


245 


160 


19-22 


160 


77 


160 


129 


276 


10 


269 


1-6 



64 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



rm~. when 



ALDERMEN — Concluded. 

powers and duties — Concluded. 
selectmen, to have certain powers of 

See also Selectmen. 
sewers, etc., a.ssossments for 
construction and maintenance 
obstruction of, regulations, etc. 
sidewalks, establishment, etc. . 
sinking funds, may inspect 
slaughter houses, etc. 
smoke, emission ... 

soapstone, survfnor of . 
state aid, etc. ... 

highways ..... 

inspector, may request, to inspect build 
steamboats, etc. 
steam engines and furnaces 
street railway, etc., commutation tax. revL-;ion 
street railways, corporate powers 

enforcement of laws .... 

formation ...... 

land ....... 

locations ..... 

operation .... 

railroad crossings 

refusal of location connecting, appeal from 

state highways ..... 

See also Stheet R.mi.w.^ys. 
street si)rinkliiig assessments 
streets, digging up . 

taxes, collectors of, exhibit of accounts by 
removal ...... 

deputy collectors of, may authorize, etc. 
transient vendors, licensing 

trustees for charitable, etc., purpo.ses, annual reports, to ma 
veterans, parades by certain 

removal, etc., hearing lx?fore 
■water and aqueduct companies 
water jjipes under public ways 

supply 
waterways, licenses for construction, notice to 
ways, removal of unused poles, etc., from . 
wood and bark, measurers of, to prescribe fees 
See also City C'H.\RTEns; City Gover.v.ment; M.\yok 

Mayor and City Coincil; and also, under SELECTSiEN 
one of chapter thirty-nine, providing that boards of aldermen 
shall have the powers, perform the duties and be subject to the 
liabilities of selectmen, except with respect to appointments. 
ALE WIVES. 

See I'lsH AND Fisheries. 
ALFORD. 

congressional district, first, in ........ . 

district court of southern Berkshire, in district of . 

medical ex.aminor district, fourth Berkshire, in ..... . 

senatorial district, Berkshire, Hampshire and Hampden, in . 
ALIAS EXECUTION. 

See ExECL'TiONS in Civil Actions. 
ALIENATION OF LAND. 

.'^eo Real Property, alienation. 
ALIENS. 

attorneys, admission as ....... . 

civil service, in, eligible lists, barred from ..... 

provisional appointment, termination ..... 

education and protection, di^dsion of immigration, etc., by 

firearms, possession, etc., by certain, regulated, penalty and forfeiture 



Chapter 



Section 



39 



ke 



A.ND -VlDE 



RME.V; 

section 



83 


14-24, 27 


83 


1-4 


83 


10 


83 


25-27 


44 


48 


94 


118, 119. 134 


140 


132-134 


94 


269 


115 


3. 12, 17. IS 


SI 


4, 6, 12 


143 


13 


140 


191-193 


140 


115-119 


63 


63 


161 


40. 50. 53 


161 


142 


161 


7 


161 


55. 58, 59 


161 


70-73, 77 


161 


84-87, 89, 93 


101 


129, 131 


1.59 


21 


161 


81 


40 


17 


158 


12. 14 


60 


94 


60 


96 


60 


92 


101 


5 


68 


13, 14 


33 


64 


31 


26 


105 


8, 9, 20 


40 


42 


40 


38-42 


91 


18 


86 


7 


94 


300 



57 

218 

38 

57 



221 
31 
31 
69 

131 



1 

1 
1 
3 



37,39 
12 

36, 37 
11 
1& 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



65 



ALIENS — Concluded. 

firearms, possession, etc., by certain — Concluded 
arrests without warrant, etc. 
search warrants, issue, etc. . 
seizure and sale ..... 

fishing license, granting to certain, fee, etc. . 
hunting, license for, granting to certain, fee, etc. 

prohibition from, by certain, penalty 
naturalization ...... 

See also Natur.\liz.\tion. 
real property, may take, etc. 
vessels carrying, pilot failing to anchor, penalty 
ALIMONY. 

See Divorce. 
ALLEYS. 

See W.\Ys. 
ALLOWANCES. 

widows and children, to, apparel and ornaments, house, furniture, etc., 
etc. .......... 

necessaries for support of, real estate sold for, when .... 

special administration, in case of ...... . 

ALMSHOUSES AND WORKHOUSES, 
in general: 

authority of towns, etc., to establish 
deaths and births, notices of, penalty 
directors, management by 
joint boards 
meetings .... 

overseers of the poor as 
regulations, may make 
discontinuance 
inmates, discharge . 

discipline .... 

employment 

p>ermits to be at liberty 
vaccination 

who may be . . . 

insane, etc., persons in, commitment 
joint, authority of towns to establish 
by-laws, etc., as to 
directors, joint board of 

choice .... 

controversies, etc., adjustment by 

meetings 

moderator and clerk 

powers and duties 
expenses, how paid 

forfeiture of rights by delinquent town 

remedy for collection 
inmates, number proportional, etc 
materials, etc., towns, supplied by 
profits, etc., disposition 
register . , . 

labor of inmates, jjenalty for refusal 

location in another town, consent 

master and assistants, appointment, etc. 

separate quarters for tramps, etc. 

settlement, confinement in, as affecting 

special laws as to, not affected 

support of local paupers in 

tramps and offenders, etc., committed to, separate quarters for 

vaccination of inmates ....... 



Chapter 



SectioQ 



use, 



131 


18 


131 


18 


131 


17 


131 


7 


131 


7 


131 


16 


220 


15-19 


184 


1 


103 


33 



196 


1.2 


196 


2 


193 


13 


47 


1, 5 


46 


6,8 


47 


3 


47 


6-11 


47 


4,8 


47 


3 


47 


4, 10 


47 


23 


47 


20 


47 


21 


47 


21,22 


117 


21, 22 


127 


140 


111 


182, 183 


47 


1,22 


123 


23 


47 


5 


47 


10 


47 


6 


47 


7 


47 


18 


47 


8 


47 


9 


47 


10, 11, 18, 20 


47 


12 


47 


15 


47 


13 


47 


14 


47 


16 


47 


19 


47 


17 


47 


21, 22 


117 


21, 22 


47 


2 


47 


3, 6 


47 


25 


116 


2,5 


47 


24 


117 


2 


47 


25 


111 


182, 183 



66 



INDEX TO GEXERAL LAWS. 



escapes 



f correction 



ALMSHOUSES AND WORKHOUSES — Concluded. 

almshouses, Ijuilding plaxid for, puljlic welfare department to advise as to 
children, keeping in, regulated 

neglected, etc., removal to 
report, annual, of commissioner of public welfare as to 
statistics, report to education department 
visitation by public welfare department, when 
workhouses, disorderly, idle, persons committed as, to be received in 
forciirncrs, commitment of ... . 

nightwalkers, sentence to .... 

dis<-harKe ....... 

nursing infant, woman with, sentence to 
prisoners in, removal to hospitals, etc., not treatetl as 
females, infants, custody by ... 

nursing, with, sentence to . . . 

removal from ..... 

mittimus committing, abstract to commissioner o 
liberty pi-miits for, granting 

revocation .... 

arrest, etc., upon . 
void upon violations 
arrest, etc., when 
night walkers, sentenced as, discharge 
sick, removal to hospitals, etc. 
rogues, vagabonds, etc., committed to 
vagrants, ijunisluible in . 
See also Ovkkskkh.s ok thk Point; Paupeu-s; Pknal a.\i> IlKFonMATORY 
1 Nsrn r rioNs. 
ALTERATION OF INSTRUMENTS. 

IM'Mall\' for fraudulent ... . . 

uttering, penalty ...... 

See also Bill.s of Lading; C'onr'OR.\TinN's, in general, transfirs of stock; Nk- 

GOTIAUI.K I.NSTRl .MK.Vr.s; WaHKUUI SK RkCEIPTS. 

ALUM. 

adulteration of linuor with, penalty ........ 

sale, certain laws not to ai)ply, when ...... 

AMBASSADORS, MINISTERS AND CONSULS. 

deeds, acknowk'dgnient, rtc, Ix'fore ........ 

insolvency proofs, oaths to, Ix'fore ........ 

Sec also index .to federal constitution, pp. 1 to 10. 
AMBULANCES. 

motor vehicles, not deemed, certain laws, as to ...... 

ri<;ht of way, certain, to ha\(' ....... 

AMENDMENTS, CIVIL ACTIONS, IN. 

general provisions . . . . . . . 

Si'i- also ri.KADiNi; IN (ivii. .VcTiox.s; Practice in Civil .\ction9. 
AMENDMENTS, CONSTITUTIONAL. 

See ("o.vsTiTUTioN, St.vte; Constitution, V.vitku States, of; also index to 
federal constitution, pp. 1 to Id, and index to state constitution, 
pp. 11 to 4:^. 
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE TABLE OF MORTALITY. 

inheritance tax, use in detennining ........ 

value, life policies, of, based on .....••• • 

savings bank life policies, of, mortality table in lieu of ... . 

See also Actc.vhiks' T.vble of Mort.^lity; Insurance. 
AMERICAN HISTORY. 

schools, to lx> taught in ......... • 

AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS AND GOVERNMENT. 

state instruction in ... . . . . . . 

AMERICANIZATION, IMMIGRATION AND, 

See Edication, 1)ei'.\ktment of. 
AMERICAN LEGION. 

insignia of, penalty for unlawful use 

recording ...... 



Chapter 


Section 


121 


38 


117 


38 


117 


2 


121 


22 


69 


4 


121 


7 


272 


55 


47 


22 


272 


53, 62 


127 


143 


279 


21 


111 


108 


127 


95 


279 


21 


127 


96 


126 


21 


127 


140 


127 


148 


127 


149 


127 


147 


127 


149 


127 


143 


111 


IDS 


272 


53.55 


272 


66 



267 
267 



270 
112 

1S3 

216 



231 



DIVISION OF. 



65 
175 
178 



71 

69 



266 

110 



1 
5 



1 

35 



30, 41 
41 



1 

7 

51-56 



13 

9(2) 
15 



1.2 
9-11 



70 

8.9 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



67 



AMERICAN LEGION — Concluded. 

parades, color guards, by, regulated, penalty .... 

posts of, by, memorial Sunday, on . 

proceedings as state records ...... 

records, etc., of, inspection, disposition ..... 

towns may lease quarters for •■..... 
AMERICAN MEN MORTALITY TABLE. 

reserve lial)ility for t;r(iup iii.sunuico based on ... , 

AMERICAN OFFICERS OF THE GREAT WAR. 

insignia, recording ......... 

unlawful use, penalty ........ 

AMERICAN REVOLUTION. 

See Revolution, War of thk. 
AMERICAN SCHOOL, AT HARTFORD, FOR THE DEAF, ETC 

instruction in, at public expense ....... 

AMESBURY. 

congressional district, sixth, in . 

medical examiner district, third Essex, in 

second district court of Essex held at 

senatorial district, fourth Essex, in 
AMHERST. 

congressional district, second, in . 

district court of Hampshire held at 

medical examiner district, third Hampshire, in 

probate court held at .... 

senatorial district, Franklin and Hampshire, in 
AMMONIA. 

aromatic spirits of (see Arom.\tic Spirits of Ammonia). 

sale, certain laws not to apply, when ..... 
AMMONIA COMPRESSORS. 

safety valves, equipped with ...... 

rules for ......... 

changes in . 
AMMUNITION. 

sale to minors, penalty ....... 

search warrant for ........ 

AMUSEMENTS. 

places of, colored persons, etc., discrimination against, penalty 
uniform of army, discrimination against, penalty 

posted advertisement of, malicious injury to, penalty 

public (see Entertainments; The.a.trical Exhibitions, Shows and Amuse 

MENTS). 

See also Buildings; Theatres, Public Halls, etc. 
ANALYSTS. 

food and drugs, of, appointment, powers, etc. ..... 

certificates of results of analysis, to furnish ..... 

penalty for obstructing, etc. ........ 

ANARCHY. 

promotion, penalty .......... 

arrest without warrant ......... 

ANATID.S. 

See Bkant; Ducks; Geese; Teal. 
ANATOMICAL SCIENCE. 

promotion ........... 

ANCIENT AND HONORABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY OF BOSTON. 

certain rights, not affected ......... 

drills, etc., permitted ......... 

jury service, members exempt from ....... 

rolls of active memlxjrs, to whom furnished ....... 

ANCIENT RECORDS. 

See Public Records. 
ANCILLARY ADMINISTRATION. 

See Executors and Administrators, foreign. 
ANDOVER. 

congressional district, fifth, in ........ . 



Chapter 


Section 


33 


64, 66 


136 


10 


5 


9 


8 


18 


40 


9 



175 

110 
266 



69 

57 

38 

218 

57 

57 
218 

38 
215 

57 



112 



111 
111 
111 

264 
264 



113 

33 

33 

234 

33 



9(7) 

8,9 
70 



26, 27 

1 
1 
1 
3 

1 

1 

1 

62 

3 



35 



146 


42 


146 


43,44 


146 


45 


140 


130 


276 


1 


272 


98 


264 


10 


266 


125 



9 

13 

9 

11 
12 



1-6 

79 

64 

1 

72 



57 



68 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



AND OVER — Concluded. 

district court of Lawrence, in district of ..... . 

medical examiner district, fifth Essex, in ..... . 

senatorial district, fifth Essex, in ....... 

trial justice for ........... 

ANGLING. 

teni) defined for certain purposes ....... 

See also I'lsn a no Fisheries. 
ANIMAL BREEDING. 

laus as to. atrri'ulture department to execute, etc. .... 

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY. 

scIkkiIs for, ill <-il ic> . ... 

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, DAIRYING AND, DIVISION OF. 

See AGiiicuLTinF;, DKrAHT.MKNT ok. 
ANIMAL INDUSTRY, DIVISION OF. 

•S'C ("o.N'Si:UVATIO.N", DEl'AUTMt.NT OF. 

ANIMALS. 

absentees, of, disposal ......... 

attachment, apjiraisal and sale ........ 

Sec also Attachment of Property. 
Vjakcries. keeping, et*-., in, prohibited ....... 

bounty for kiliinR certain ........ 

breeding, ix>diKrec, false, ix?nalty for giving, etc. ..... 

bridi^c. (Ml, no liability for damages if exce8.sive numlx-r 

cruelty to, arrests by s|x'<ial police .... 

indictment for, fonn 

Massachu.setts Society for the Prevention of, fines for certain convictions, 
receive ... 

penalty ...... 

arrest ...... 

corporations, liability .... 

fines, disposition .... 

officers to pro.secute .... 

search warrant ..... 

trial justices, jurisdiction . . 

See also Massachlsetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty 
Animals. 
dead, dissection, schools, in, regulated . 
di.seased, st^irch warrants for 

diseases of, causes, investigations as to 

contagious, term defined 

dangerous, fences on ways to prevent spread 

glanders, public health department to assist in examinations to detect 
horses, etc., licensees to kill, etc., report as to infected 
rabies, public health department to assist in examinations to detect 
sale of infected, when permitted ... 

tuberculosis, public health department to assist in examinations to detect 
See also, infra, domestic. 
domestic, boarding, pasturing, etc., lien for ..... 

dissolution by bond ....... 

enforcement proceedings ........ 

See also Liens. 
choice breeds, corporations to promote, in general .... 

horse breeding, exhibitions, etc. ...... 

See also Corporatio.ns, charitable, etc. 
diseases among, Massachusetts agricultural experiment station to 
vestigate ...... 

prevention of, cattle, certain, barred from streets, etc. 
examination of witnesses ..... 

hospitals and quarantine stations 

expense ....... 



Chapter 


Section 


218 


1 


38 


1 


57 


3 


219 


2 



to 



TO 



130 

128 
74 



in- 



200 
223 

111 
131 

s4 

147 



272 
147 
272 
272 
272 
272 
272 
219 



71 
276 

75 
111 
129 

S4 

86 
111 
111 
111 
111 
111 

255 
255 
255 

180 
180 



75 
129 
129 
129 
129 



15-17 



9 

87-101 

42 
90 
93 
16 
10 
Forms, p. 2!s25 

84, 85 
77, 78 
10 
82 
79 
84. 85 
84 
83 
28 



33 
1 

17 
5 

34 
8 
5 

15 
154 

15 
154 

15 

24 
32-34 
26-31 

1-11 
14 



17 
35 
10 

8 
29 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 

ANIMALS — Continued. 
domestic — Continued. 

diseases among — Continued. 
prevention of — Continued. 

infected animals, foot and mouth disease, with, killing, compensation, 
glanders, with, killing, compensation, etc. 
killing, etc., burial, etc., orders, rules, etc., aa to 
compensation for, assessment of damages 
foot and mouth disease . 
glanders .... 

not diseased, if . . . 

tuberculosis, in case of 

tuberculin, use as affecting . 
violation of regulations as affecting 
, expense, pajTiient, etc. 
foot and mouth disease, for 
imported animals, of . 

notice after, to director of animal industry, etc. 

orders ..... 

forms ..... 

rules of director of animal industry as to 

penalties, general .... 

quarantine ..... 

contagious disease, deemed infected with, when 
expense, payment, etc. 
form of orders, etc. 
imported animals 

notice, director of animal industry, to 
owner, to ... . 

service .... 

penalties ..... 
quarantine stations, etc., establishment 
requarantine regulated 
Sale, etc., forbidden 

exemption .... 

tuberculosis, with, killing, compensation, etc. 
tuberculin, use restricted 
compensation, as affecting 
inspection for, barns, etc., examination 
report ..... 
certificate of healthy condition 

forms ..... 

entry on premises 

inspectors, local, by . . . 

aid to, police, etc., by 
appointment, etc. 

director of animal industry, by 
penalty on delinquent town 
Boston, in, laws applicable to 
compensation and oath 

reimbursement to small towns 
interference with, penalty . 
notice of contagious disease to 
penalty ..... 
powers and duties, in general 

records, returns, etc., of, forms . 

penalty for interference 

rules, etc., of director of animal industry as to 
notice of disea.se, director of animal industry, inspector, etc., to 

killing, after .... 

p)enalties ..... 
rules, etc., of director of animal industrj' 

penalties for violations . 



Chapter 



69 

Sectioo 



etc 



129 


14 


129 


13 


129 


2, 3, 11, 14, 27 


129 


31 


129 


14 


129 


13 


129 


11 


129 


12 


129 


33 


129 


34 


129 


11, 14 


129 


14 


129 


27 


129 


36 


129 


11. 14 


129 


3 


129 


2 


129 


30 


129 


8, 11, 21 


129 


30 


129 


29 


129 


3 


129 


27 


129 


24 


129 


21 


129 


22 


129 


30 


129 


8 


129 


30 


129 


30 


111 


154 


129 


12 


129 


32 


129 


33 


129 


23 


129 


23.38 


129 


20 


129 


3 


129 


7 


129 


19 


129 


6 


129 


15 


129 


16 


129 


16 


129 


26 


129 


17 


129 


17 


129 


7 


129 


28,36 


129 


18 


129 


5, 7, 8, 11, 14. 




18-30, 36 


129 


3, 25 


129 


7 


129 


2 


129 


28 


129 


36 


129 


28, 36 


129 


2 


129 


30,34 



70 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ANIMALS — Continued. Chapter 

domestic — Concluded. 

diseases among — Concluded. 
prevention of — Conclitded. 

sanitary condition, etc., inspection 

report ....... 

rules ........ 

superior court, enforcement of laws by 
tuberculin, use regulated ..... 

compen.sation, as affecting .... 

search warrants for diseased .... 

execution, certain exempt from seizure on 
insurance against loss from death of, etc (.see I.s.scu.vnce). 
draught, unlawful taking or using, penalty . 
driving on ice of water supply sources, penalty 
employees caring for, one day's rest in seven law a.s affecting 
ferrets, use to catch hares and rabbits forbidden, confiscation and penalties 
fighting, exhibition of, entry and seizure 

forfeiture proceedings ..... 

penalties ....... 

search warrants and arrests .... 

garbage, feeding to, jx-nalty .... 

hunting (see Game). 

indictment, description in . 

killing, poisoning, etc., penalty .... 

See also Game. 
larceny ........ 

live, i>edlers, sale by ..... 

military or naval use, in (see Militia). 
motor vehicles, precautions in pas.sing, etc. . 
noxious, destruction, towns may apitropriate for 
offal of slaughtered, transportation on ways, regulated 
old, inflrm, etc., disposition .... 

horses owned iiy towns, disposition of ctrfain 
killing of infected, as affecting damages, etc. 
judicial procedure ..... 

costs, damages, pajment .... 

owner, notice to . 

value, etc., pajTiient to . 
police officers, etc., powers .... 

societies for prevention of cruelty to, etc., horses, certain, transfer to 
pasturing, towns, etc., may regulate 
pedigree, registration of, false, obtaining, etc. 
poison, killing by, penalty .... 

use to kill certain, regulated, penalty 
railroad, unlawful driving, etc., on 
slaughtering, rendering, etc., regulated 

See also Slaughteh Houses. 
societies for prevention of cruelty to, etc., powers of officers as to disabled, 
etc. 
transfer of certain horses to 
value, to pay owner 

See also Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to 
Animals. 
stray ............. 

See also Stray Beasts. 

tenement houses, keeping in certain, regulated 

transported, failure to unload for rest, etc., penalty 

arrest ..... 

fines, disposition 

officers to prosecute 
trespass, allowang, penalty . 

public grounds, certain, on, E)enalty 
unlawful taking, etc., display for inspection of wardens, etc., when 



Section 



. 129 


23 


. 129 


23.38 


. 129 


2 


. 129 


37 


. 129 


32 


. 129 


33 


. 276 


1 


. 235 


34 


. 266 


63 


111 


174 


149 


50 


es 131 


48,50 


. 272 


89 


. 272 


91-93 


272 


94,95 


272 


88^90 


. 270 


9 


. 277 


27 


. 206 


112 


. 266 


46 


. lUl 


17 


90 


14 


40 


6(9) 


S5 


10 


r.v.i 


1-4 


. 133 


4 


. 133 


3 


133 


1 


. 133 


2, 3 


. 133 


1 


. i:i3 


2,3 


. 133 


1 


. 1.33 


4 


S.5 


10 


266 


93 


266 


112 


131 


58 


160 


222, 223 


111 


151-154 


sabled, 

. 133 


1 


. 133 


4 


. 133 


2 



134 

[ 144 
t 145 
272 
272 
272 
272 
266 
45 
130 



1-7 

73 

4 

81 

82 
84 
84 
118 
13 
8 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



71 



Chapter 



130 

219 

71 

85 



59 



ANEVIALS — Concluded. 

unlawful taking, etc. — Concluded. 

fines, etc., disposition .......... 

trial justices, jurisdiction ......... 

vivisection, schools, in, regulated ........ 

wild, public ways, on, driving, etc., penalty ....... 

See also Animal Breeding; Animal Husbandry; Beasts; Cattle; Con- 
SERV.^TiON, Department of; Dogs; Fighting Birds, Animals, 
ETC.; G.\me; Horses; Inspectors of Animals; Stray Beasts; 
and under specific titles of animals. 
ANNIVERSARIES. 

town appro[)riations for .......... 

ANNUAL MEETING. 

towns, in, term defined .......... 

See also Town Meetings. 
ANNUAL REPORTS. 

state departments, etc., of ......... . 

publication and distribution ......... 

See also Commonwealth, departments, boards, etc., of; Public Documents. 
ANNUITIES. 

apportionment ............ 

land subject to payment of, conveyance ....... 

payable from testator's death, when ........ 

taxation (see Taxation, incomes, of). 

term defined as to certain laws ......... 

See tUso Insurance; Retirement Systems and Pensions. 
ANNUITY ASSOCIATIONS. 

ta.xation, property of certain, exempt ........ 

See also Retirement Systems and Pensions. 
ANSWERS. 

civil actions, in ........... ■ 231 

forms of certain ........... 231 

equity, in ........... 214 

See also Equity, pleading, procedure and practice; Pleading in Civil 
Actions; Practice in Civil Actions. 
ANTECEDENT DEBT. 

value, etc., as constituting, bills of lading 
pledges by factors, etc. . 
sales ...... 

transfer of stock .... 

warehouse receipts .... 

ANTIQUARIAN PURPOSES, CORPORATIONS TO PROMOTE 
general provisions ........ 

See also Corporations, charitable, etc. 
ANTITOXIN. 

production and distribution regulated ..... 

APARTMENT HOUSES. 

building laws as affecting, certificates of inspection 
change in use of building, notice 
construction, etc., regulated .... 

enforcement of certain laws as to, general penalty 

exits, stairways, etc., additional, penalty . 

failure to conform to laws, etc., notice 

fire escapes, etc., joint owner may affix, when 

fire escapes, extinguishers, etc. 

general penalty . . . . . • 

interference with inspector, ete., penalty . 
license, preliminary certificate, ete. . 
pipes, protection of certain, in ... 

violation of law, liability of owner for 
wooden flues and air ducts forbidden 
See also Buildings; Tenement Houses. 
APIARIES. 

inspection of, laws, agriculture department to execute, etc 

inspector of, appointment, etc. ......••• -^0 



108 
104 
106 
155 
105 

180 



111 



Section 

13 
23 
33 
19 



40 


5(27) 


4 


7(2) 


30 


32, 33 


5 


6,7 


197 


27 


183 


52 


197 


26 


32 


1, 6, 20, 26 



5(9) 



20-33, 36 

147, Forms 27^7 

13-15 



50 

5 

65 

26 

7 



. 1-12 



143 


28,29 


143 


30 


143 


15 


143 


53,54 


143 


21-24 


143 


31 


143 


43 


143 


21-24 


143 


53 


143 


60 


143 


49 


143 


25 


143 


51 


143 


25 


128 


2 


20 


4 



72 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



APIARIES — Concluded. 

inspector of — Concluded. 

powers and duties .......... 

See aI.so Agriculture, Department of; Bees. 
APOTHECARIES. 

term defined a.s to narcotic drugs ........ 

weights and nnea.sures of, testing, scaling, etc., penalty . . . . . 

See al.so Duuc IJu.siness; Druggi8T3 and Phar.macists. 
APPAREL, WEARING. 

Sec W'K.MUN-r; .Vl'P.VRKL. 

APPEAL, BOARDS OF. 

commissioner of corporations and taxation, from decisions of, confidential era 
ploycc for ....... 

governor and council, under ...... 

how constituted ....-• 

powers and duties, bank shares, credits and charges of towns 
business corporation taxes ...... 

corporate franchi.s<^ tax ..... 

corporati<jn taxes, in general ..... 

distribution of corporation taxes ..... 

income tax ........ 

insurance companies, taxation ..... 

public institutions, determination of value of land of 
refunds for sto<'k transfer stamps, etc. 
tel('i)hone, etc., companies, valuation of proix^rty of 
veterans' exemption, adjuslmi-nt ..... 

fire in.surance rates, on, establishment, organization, etc. 

powers and duties .....•• 

witnesses before ........ 

See al.so Bankixq and In.suran-ce. Dkpart.ment of. 
APPEALS. 

civil, criminal and miscellaneous cases, in, in general: 

superior <'()urt to .supreme judicial court, security to stand ujxjn 
transmission of paix>rs, etc. ....... 

civil cases, in, in general: 

costs, from taxation of ...... • 

equity, in ....••.• • 

See also Equity, procedure and practice, 
frivolous, etc., double costs, supreme judicial court may award, etc. 
full bench of .supreme judicial court, to (.-^ee Practice i.v Civil Actions 

appeals, exceptions, report, etc.). 
superior court, appellate jurisdiction, in general 
superior court, to, district courts, from . 
equitable process after judgment, in 
late entry ..... 

attachment, etc., effect on . 
liens, petition to enforce, bond, etc. 

municipal court of Boston, special proNasions as to 

non-entry, affirmation of judgment 
pleadings on .... 

poor debtor cases, in . 
prevailing party, by, costs, when loser 
small claims procedure as affecting 
speedy trial of appealed cases 
summary process to recover land, in 
See also Practice in Civil Actions, appeals, 
land court, from, for jury trial ...... 

probate court, from, insolvent estates, examination of claims 
supreme judicial court, to, land court, from .... 

certification of decision ....... 

failure to pro.sccute ....... 

provisions of practice act a.s affecting .... 

restrictions, registration of land free from 

tax titles, foreclosure ....... 



Chapter 


Section 


12S 


32-38 


94 


197 


98 


38. 47. 48 



30 
6 

r, 

63 
63 
63 
63 
58 
62 
63 
58 
64 
59 
58 
26 
175 
26 



212 
212 

261 
214 



>11 



7 
17 
21 

5 
51 
60 
71 
25 
45, 51 
28 
14 

6 
39 
11 

8 
104 

8 



8 
11 

20-22 
19-29 



10 



. 212 


5 


. 231 


97-102 


. 225 


11 


. 212 


13 


. 212 


13 


. 255 


30 


[212 
■ 1 231 


16 


103-110 


. 212 


12 


. 231 


24 


224 


41.56 


. 261 


3 


. 218 


23 


. 212 


16 


. 239 


5 


. 185 


16, 17. 19 


. 198 


11-17 


185 


15 


. 185 


18 


. 185 


19 


. 231 


142 


. 240 


18 


60 


72 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 

APPEALS — Continued. Chapter 

civil, criminal and miscellaneous cases, in — Concluded. 
civil cases, in — Concluded. 

supreme judicial court, to — Concluded. 

municipal court of Boston, appellate division of, from, full court, to 
probate court, from ...... 

adoption of children ..... 

endorser for costs ...... 

insolvent estates, examination of claims by court 

practice act as affecting .... 

special administrator, advancement to widow, etc., by 
appointment, from, effect 
single justice to full court, equity, in . 
superior court, from 

arbitration award, from judgment on 

attachment, etc., to stand upon, etc. 

dower, writs of . 

equity, in . 

frivolous, etc., double costs, etc., for 

full court to decide 

arguments 
jury cases from land court 
land court issues . 
late entry .... 

attachment, effect on 
transmission of papers . 
workmen's compensation cases 

See also Practice in Civil Actions, appeals, exceptions, report, 
etc. 
criminal cases, in : 

superior court, to, district courts and trial justices, from, in general 

non-entry, etc., sentence, etc. 
recognizance or commitment . 

return day for entry .... 

transmis.sion of copies, etc. 

withdrawal ...... 

witnesses, recognizances, etc. . 
bastardy cases ..... 

children, offences by .... 

forfeiture proceedings, animals or birds, fighting 
intoxicating liquors . . . ■ 

narcotic drugs . . . . • 

search warrants, property seized under . 
parent, etc., al^etting delinquent child 
peace, proceedings to secure 
supreme judicial court, to, superior court, from 
affirmance of judgment upon non-entry 
bastardy complaints . ■ • • 

tran.smission of papers, effect . . ■ 

miscellaneous cases, in, superior court, to, district courts, etc., from, children 
proceedings against: 
criminal ...-•••••• 

delinquent, etc. ...•■•••• 

neglected ...•■••••• 

dipsomaniacs, drug addicts, from commitment of . • 

orders, rulings, etc., of administrative boards and officers, from: 
aircraft, rulings of registrar a.s to, to division of highway.s . 
bakeries, closing of unfit, to superior court . . . . • 

refusal of permits, to superior court or public health department 

bank commissioner, of ..•••••• " 



73 

Section 



231 


109 


215 


9-29 


210 


11 


231 


46 


198 


12-15, 17 


215 


17 


231 


144 


193 


13 


193 


10 


214 


19-29 


231 


96, 124-126, 




132-135 


251 


12 


212 


8 


238 


8 


214 


19-29 


211 


10 


211 


5 


211 


7 


185 


15, 18, 19 


185 


ir, 


211 


11 


211 


11 


212 


11 


152 


11. 17 



(212 


6 


■ \278 


18-26 


. 278 


24 


. 278 


18 


f212 


22 


•\278 


18 


. 278 


21,22 


. 278 


25, 26 


. 278 


20 


. 273 


12 


. 119 


81 


. 272 


92 


138 


73 


94 


215 


. 276 


8 


. 119 


63 


. 275 


4. 8, 11 


. 278 


28 


. 278 


32 


. 273 


12 


. 278 


33 


. 119 


81 


. 119 


56 


. 119 


47 


. 123 


63-65 


. 90 


41 


. Ill 


47 


. Ill 


48 


/ 167 


30.33 


• t 174 


7 



74 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



APPEALS — Continued. Chapter 

orders, rulings, etc., of administrative boards and officers, from — Con- 
tinued. 
betterment assessments, county commissioners, to ... . 

superior court, to 
boulevards, reservations, etc., street railway location in, to governor, etc. 
building permits, etc., refusal of ...... . 

buildings, inspectors of, to superior court ...... 

burnt, dilapidated buildings, abatoniont of, to superior court 
canal, from order to fence, etc., to j^ublic works department 
cemetery, tomb, clo.sing of, to superior court ..... 

charitable corporation, refusal of certificate to, to superior court . 
cinematographs, susi>ension of licenses, etc., to oijcratc, to commissioner 
civil service, commissioner's deci.sions, from, to l)oard 

removals, suspensions, etc., di.strict court review, in general 
prison officials, of, review by commissioner of correction 
veterans, review by certain officers ...... 

conservation, commissioner of, to surxrior court .... 

cranl)erry dams, etc., apportionment of exixiise, to suiK-rior court 

dangerous structures, to superior court 

dentists, suspension, etc., of registratifjn, review l)y supreme judici;U court 

elevators, installation, etc., to suix'riur court 

fire departments, heads of, in metropolitan district, to state fire marshal 

fire in.surancc rates, board of apix'al on ..... . 

appeals to ....-••. • 

gas or electric company, rival, exclusion of. to department . 
gyp.sy, etc., moth jissessinents, to su|x'rior court .... 

insurance commissioner, of, review, etc., by sui)reme judicial court 

labor and industries department, associate conmiissioners, to 

rules, etc., to superior court ........ 

landing places, common, to county <ommissioners .... 

low land and swamps, improvement of, to sujx'rior court 
medicine, board of registration in, certain decisions <>f, to superior court 
milk, inspectors of, to public health department 

minimum wage commi.ssiun, to supreme judicial aii<l suix-rior courts 
motor vehicles as conmion carriers, local regulations, from . 
nuisances, from abatement of certain, to sujx-rior court 
ofTensivc trades, from orders prohitiiting, to superitir court . 
phannacists, physi<-ians, etc., suspension, etc., of registration, review by 
supreme judicial court .... 

plant pest control, division of, to commi.s.'iioiier of agriculture 

public safety department, to suix-rior <-ourt, etc. . . 

pul)lic utilities conmiission. review of rulings, etc., by supreme judicial court 

railroads, certain cases a.s to 

street railways, certain cases as to 
railroads, compensation for joint use of proi)ert.v, to supreme judicial court 

coimecting, rates for drawing cars, etc., to sui)renie jtidicial court 

refusid of connecting location, to department .... 

variance of route, to department ....... 

registrar of motor vehicles, rulings, etc., of, to division of higliways 

smoke, emission of, permit for, to district courts ... 

state aid, etc., commissioner of, to governor and council 

steam engines and furnaces, local orders as to, to sup>erior court . 

street rail ways, departmental, etc., rulings, as to, re \"iew by supreme judicial court 

carriers of baggage, local regulations, etc., from .... 

motor vehicle operation, local regulations, from .... 

refusal of connecting location, to department .... 

supervisor of administration, from decisions of . 

taxation, corporation tax, etc., to supreme judicial court 
inheritance tax, commissioner, from, to probate court 
local, abatement, assessors, from, county commissioners, to 
superior court, to . 
apportioimient, assessors, from . . . ' . 



Section 



. 80 


10 


80 


7-9. 11, 15 


92 


45 


40 


27 


. 14.3 


55.70 


139 


2 


88 


12 


114 


39,40 


. ISO 


6 


. 14.3 


81 


31 


2 


. 31 


45 


. 31 


46 


. 31 


26 


. 130 


16 


. 253 


40 


143 


10 


. 112 


64 


. 143 


70 


. 148 


45 


20 


s 


. \7r, 


104 


1(V4 


88.90 


. 132 


20 


ri52 


55 


• 1 17.5 


5. 108, 132. 134 


149 


9 


149 


9 


S8 


15, 17, 18 


. 252 


10, 13 


. 112 


64 


94 


41 


. 151 


4 


. 159 


47 


111 


137. 138 


111 


147, 148 


. 112 


64 


. 128 


25.26 


. 147 


5 


. 25 


5 


. 160 


60. 131 


. 161 


128. 142 


. 160 


131 


. 160 


60 


. 159 


21 


. 160 


86 


. 90 


28 


. 140 


1.34 


. 115 


5 


140 


117 


t 161 


128, 142 


. 161 


53 


. 159 


47 


. 159 


21 


I ' 


8 


■[ 7 


9 


. 63 


77.78 


. 65 


27 


. 59 


64 


59 


65 


. 59 


81 



231 



91 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 

APPEALS — Concluded. Chapter 

orders, rulings, etc., of administrative boards and officers, from — Con- 
cluded. 
taxation — Concluded. 
local — Concluded. 

exemption of widow, etc., to county commissioners .... 
land held for water supply, etc., purposes, determination of value . 
telephone, etc., companies, refusal to abate tax ..... 
See also Appeal, Bo.\rds of, commissioner of corporations and taxation, 
from decisions of. 

tenement house laws, under, to superior court ...... 

tomb, closing of, local board of health, from, to superior court 

veterinarians, suspension, etc., of registration, review by supreme judicial 
court ........... 

water company, opening of streets by rival company, to department, . 

water supply, pollution of, to superior court ...... 

ways, as to, to county commissioners ....... 

ways, parks, etc., from change of name of, to division of highways 

wet, etc., lands, abatement, to superior court ...... 

workmen's compensation cases, to superior court ..... 

See also Removal of Actions. 
APPEARANCES IN CIVIL ACTIONS. 

time for filing, district courts, in, rules ........ 

supreme judicial, superior and land courts, in ..... . 

See also Pkactice in Civil Actio.ns. 
APPELLATE DIVISION, MUNICIPAL COURT OP BOSTON. 

general pro\'isions ........... 

See also Di.strict Courts. 
APPLE ISLAND. 

a('quisition by state . . . 

APPLES. 

adulterated, term defined .... 

agriculture, commissioner of, powers and duties 
barrels for, marking regulated, penalty 
bushel, weight of .... . 

cider apples, sale at wholesale regulated 

short weight, in sale by bushel, penalty 
closed packages, marking regulated, penalty 
cold storage, sale regulated, penalty 
distributor exempt from liability, when 
dried, weight of bushel .... 

exemption of distributor from liability, when 
grades, standard, defined .... 
grading, certain laws not to apply to 

packing laws as to, agriculture department to execute, etc. 
guaranty to exempt distributor from liability, when 
interstate commerce, in, exempt from certain laws 
marking regulated, penalty 
Massachusetts standard grades defined 
minimum size, term defined, etc. 
misbranded, term defined .... 
repacked, marking regulated, penalty . 
sale, unlawful, penalty .... 

short weight in sale by bushel, penalty 
standard barrel and box for, terms defined 
ungraded, term defined . ... 

APPOINTMENT, POWERS OF. 
See Powers of Appointment. 
APPORTIONMENT. 

annuity, income, etc., life tenant, et<;., upon death of, etc 
See also Betterments, Assessment of; Taxation. 
APPRAISERS. 

animals, diseased, etc., of . 

attached property, relative to . • • • 



75 

Section 



59 


5 (17) 


59 


7 


59 


73 


144 


90 


145 


55 


114 


39,40 


112 


64 


165 


9 


111 


163 


82 


19, 26, 27, 30 


85 


3 


111 


137, 138 


152 


11 


218 


43 


231 


57 



10&-110 



94 


106 


94 


105, 109-111 


94 


105, 112 


94 


173 


94 


108 


94 


223 


94 


104, 112 


94 


109, 112 


94 


113 


94 


173 


94 


113 


94 


101 


94 


185 


128 


2.8 


94 


113 


94 


114 


94 


102, 112 


94 


101 


94 


103 


94 


107 


94 


104, 112 


94 


112 


94 


223 


94 


100 


94 


101 



197 27 



129 14, 31 

223 88-92, 102, 125 



76 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



AFFRAISEKS— Concluded. 

deer, wild, damages by, duties, fees 

dogs, damages by .... . 

estates of deceased persons, appointment, etc. 

compensation, how determined and enforced 

one only may be appointed, when 

probate judge, etc., disqualified 

register may appoint .... 

revocation of warrant for, etc. 

See also Executors and Administkator.s. 
execution on land, levy by set-off, appointment and duties 
fees, civil .suits, in ...... . 

forfeited goods, of . . . . ■ . 

inhabitancy in town not to disqualify .... 

principal (soo ("()UPt)KATioN-.s asd Tax.\tion, Dep.vrtment of). 
APPROPRIATION COMMITTEE. 

Sec .Mr.VI(II'.\I. I'iNAN'CE. 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

cities and towns, by (see Municipal Finance). 
counties, for (see C'ou.vty Finance). 
general court, by (soo St.\tf, Finance). 
APPROPRIATION, UNLAWFUL. 

indictment for, form ........ 

penalty ........ 

APRIL, NINETEENTH DAY OF. 
holiday, to bo . 
See al.so Holidays. 
AQUEDUCT COMPANIES. 

•S'f Watkr a.\d .VyuEDLCT Companies. 
AQUEDUCTS. 

injury of property pertaining to, jx>nalty 
metropolitan wator district, of 
Ijenalty for injuring .... 

pollution, etc., of water 
tide waters, etc., under, etc. 
Sec also Water Supply. 
ARBITRATION AND AWARD. 

ab.sonti'os, estatos of, dL-niaiitis against, etc. 
agreement, demands, for submission of 
fee of justice, etc. . 
form ..... 

specific demands, submission of 
animals, diseased, determination of vali 
arbitrators, compensation . 
majority may act vinless . 
non-appearance of parties, effect 
submi-ssion of controversies to . 
witne.s.ses before, fees 

oaths, etc., may administer . 
summoning 
award, action on, form of declaration 
court, powers relative to 

transmission to . 
judgment on . 

appeal and writ of error from 
majority, by, valid, except 
proceedings upon return . 
sealing and return . 
time for making 

limit ..... 

controversies, submi-ssion of 
costs, expenses, etc., award 

estates of deceased persons, as to, authorization 
executors, guardians, trustees, etc., by 
personal claims 



ue if killed. 



etc. 



Chapter 


Section 


131 


67 


140 


161. 170 


f 195 


6 


1217 


22 


215 


39 


215 


48 


217 


6 


217 


22 


215 


35 


236 


6-1 S 


262 


8, 31 


257 


12-15 


220 


10 



277 Forma, p. 2828 

260 63 

4 7 (18) 



111 


170 


92 


32 


165 


24 


92 


18, 19 


92 


32 


2(X) 


11 


251 


4 


251 


13 


251 


2 


251 


3 


129 


31 


251 


11 


251 


7 


251 


6 


251 


1 


262 


29 


233 


14 


233 


1 


231 


147, Form (5) 


251 


10 


251 


8 


251 


10 


251 


12 


251 


7 


251 


9 


251 


8 


251 


9 


251 


5 


251 


1 


251 


11 


204 


13-18 


204 


13-18 


197 


6,7 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



77 



ARBITRATION AND AW ARB — Concluded. 

fiduciaries, certain, by 

fire insurance policies, under 

hearings, arbitrators, before 

ex parte, when 
industrial disputes, of 

See also Labor and Industries, Department of, boards, etc., in, concilia- 
tion and arbitration; Strikes and Lockouts. 
insolvency proceedings, in . 
insolvent estates of decedents, claims against 
ponds, exclusive fishing in certain, compensation for 

prison contracts, submission to . 

prison-made goods, prices of, differences as to, submission to 
styles, designs, etc., of, differences as to, submission to 

probate court, in, decedent estates, demands against 
See also Probate Courts. 

revocation of submission . . . . . . .251 

ARBITRATION, CONCILIATION AND, BOARD OF. 

See Labor and Industries, Department of. 
ARBITRATORS. 

compensation, etc., of, court award .... 

corruption of, penalties ...... 

costs, award by 

fire insurance policies, under 

submission of controversies to (see Arbitration and Award) 
ARBOR AND BIRD DAT. 

leaflet by agriculture department .... 

proclamation of ........ 

ARCHIVES DIVISION, CHIEF OF. 

appointment, etc. ....... 

See also Secretary, St.'Vte. 
ARGUMENTS. 

full court, Ixifore ........ 

ARITHMETIC. 

schools, to be taught in ...... , 

ARLINGTON. 

congressional district, eighth, in . 

medical examiner district, first Middlesex, in . . . 

metropolitan fire prevention district, included in . 

parks district, in ....... . 

water district, in ....... . 

water, exempted from certain payments for 

north metropolitan sewerage system, in ... . 

senatorial district, sixth Middlesex, in . 

third district court of eastern Middlesex, in district of . 
ARM OF THE SEA. 

shore line, as affecting .......... 1 

ARMORIES AND ARMORY COMMISSIONERS. 

See Militia. 
ARMS. 

militia, of, execution, exempt from seizure on ..... . 235 

See also Firearms; Militia; Weapons. 
ARMS OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 

See Co.m.monwealth. 
ARMY, UNITED STATES. 

See United States. 
ARNICA. 

tincture of, sale in original packages, certain laws not to apply, when . . 112 

AROMATIC SPIRITS OF AMMONIA. 

sale in original packages, certain laws not to apply, when . . . .112 

ARRAIGNMENT. 

See Criminal Procedure and Practice. 
ARREST. 

in general: 

constitutional pro\'isions affecting (eee index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 43). 



Chapter 


Section 


204 


13-18 


175 


100, 101 


251 


7 


251 


6 


150 


6-9 


216 


67 


198 


14 


130 


33 


r 125 


50 


1 127 


73 


127 


58 


127 


65 


204 


13, 14 



221 


55 


268 


13, 14 


261 


18 


175 


100, 101 


128 


2 


6 


15 



211 

71 

57 
38 

148 
92 
92 
92 
92 
57 

218 



1, 18 

1 

1 

28 

33 

10 

26 

1 

3 

1 



34 (10) 



35 
35 



78 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ARREST — Continued. 

civil process, on, in general: 

aiijournment of case, etc., power of court 

amount of debt, minimum ..... 

api)eal3 ........ 

attorney at law, for retention of funds collected 
audita querela proceedings, release in . 
bankruptcy, etc., effect ..... 

bond to creditor, judgment, after .... 

commitment notwithstanding .... 

creditor'.s remedy on ..... 

certificates, notices, etc., clerk to sign, etc. 

seal of court, under ...... 

collectors, etc., of, for retention of funds 

commonwealth, di-schargc of certain debtors of, proceedings 

exit from, as cause for ..... 
oaths ........ 

judgments held by, enforcement 
constable to deliver person held under, to sheriff, when 
court, term includes justice, in laws as to 
death of creditor ...... 

definitions ........ 

delay, etc., by officer, penalty .... 

directions to officer .serving writ .... 

district court, produced Ix^fore .... 

equity Suits, in ...... . 

escape of prisoner, remedy for .... 

fees, filing ........ 

officers' ........ 

poor deiitor proceedings, in . 
fraud, misuse of property, etc., charges of 

appeal to superior court ..... 
recognizance ...... 

evidence in ...... . 

oath, denial of ...... 

sentence ........ 

trial ........ 

haWas corpus, issue of writ ..... 

insane debtors, discharge, etc. .... 

in.solvency, discharge in, liability, as affecting 

proceedings, ground for, when .... 
jury trials on appeal of certain charges to superior court 
justice, tenn court includes ..... 

continuance on faihire to attend 

teste of, process to bear ..... 
magistrate's failure to attend, continuance of proceedings 

defendant not defaulted by .... 

militia, member, etc., exempt, when 
pendency of action, during ..... 

form of precept for ...... 

scire fa<'ias, debtor, against, for escape . 

sherilT, of, forbidden ...... 

special precept, on ..... . 

successive, by constable and sheriff 

witnesses in proceedings ..... 

bail, general provisions ...... 

arrest in suit on recognizance against 

default of, delivery to jailer .... 

sureties, discharge of, oaths of debtor, by 

time allowed to procure ..... 

See also, infra, recognizance; R.ml, civil cases, in. 
commitinent and imprisonment 

depredations during, penalty and iiabUity 
discharge from, bond to creditor .... 

commonwealth, certain debtors of . . . 



Chapter 



Section 



224 


70 


224 


2, 6 


224 


41. 56 


224 


2,6 


249 


3 


224 


68, 69 


224 


48, 49 


224 


50 


224 


52 


224 


58 


224 


58 


224 


2, 6 


224 


44^6 


224 


2.6, 8 


224 


22-29. 36, 37 


224 


67 


224 


18 


224 


1 


224 


33 


224 


1 


2t)S 


37 


223 


26 


224 


19 


214 


7 


224 


53 


262 


4 


262 


H 


262 


11 


224 


6, 40 


224 


41 


224 


41 


224 


42 


224 


43 


221 


43 


224 


40 


224 


57 


224 


47 


210 


95 


2ir, 


129 


224 


41 


224 


1 


224 


54,55 


224 


58 


224 


54 


224 


55 


.33 


70 


223 


85 


223 


86 


224 


53 


37 


10 


223 


85, 86 


224 


18 


224 


70 


220 


1-25 


224 


16 


224 


19 


224 


22 


224 


19 


224 


19, 28, 36, 37 


127 


45 


224 


48, 49 


224 


44-46 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ARREST — Continued. 

civil process, on — Continued. 

commitment and imprisonment — Concluded. 
discharge from — Concludtd. 

creditor's order, on . 

recognizance, on .... . 

support, creditor's failure to pay, effect 
escape of debtor, remedy for ... 

habeas corpus proceedings .... 

judgment, after ...... 

separation from convicts, etc. 

solitary imprisonment for refractory prisoners 

support of debtor, advance of fees for, by creditor 

debtor's liability ..... 

payment of expense by county . 

discharge from, bail, person giving 

time allowed for ..... 

bankruptcy, etc., by . 

bond to creditor after final judgment 

creditor, by order of . 

debtors of commonwealth, certain 

fees, non-payment by creditor, on 

insane debtors, of .... . 

oath, by taking ...... 

recognizance, by . 

support in jail, creditor's failure to pay . 
tax, person committed for non-payment of 
See also Bail, civil cases, in. 
execution, on, affidavit, requisites . 

clerks, etc., may take 
causes for ..... 

trial of certain 
certificate, application for 

affidavit by creditor 
clerks may take 

dismissal .... 

dispensed with, when 
discharge in case of 

issue ..... 

notice on, contents and service . 
dispensed with, when 
form ..... 

subsequent, time limit 

venue ..... 
commitment to jail 

discharge on recognizing, etc. 
contempt, commitment of debtor for 
costs only, certificate dispensed with 
counsel fees, payment by debtor 
default, nonsuit, removal of . 
examination of debtor, form and place, etc. 

assignment of property by court order 
reconveyance to debtor, when 
redemption ..... 
refusal, etc., by creditor 
sale ...... 

transfer of property pending proceedings, commitment 
expiration jjending proceedings 
fraudulent conveyance, ground for 
gaming, pajTnents in, ground for . 
recognizance against bail, etc., in suit on, certificate 
refusal of . 

subsequent application in case of 
scire facias, on, affida\it, etc., dispensed with . 



Chapter 



79 

Section 



for contempt 



dispensed with 



224 


38 


224 


36,37 


224 


38 


224 


53 


224 


57 


224 


50 


127 


22 


127 


45 


224 


19, 38 


224 


38, 39 


126 


29 


224 


34 


226 


1 


224 


19 


224 


68,69 


224 


48.49 


224 


38 


224 


44-46 


224 


31 


224 


47 


224 


29, 33, 36, 37 


224 


20. 27, 36, 37 


224 


38 


60 


31 


224 


6 


224 


58 


224 


6 


224 


40-43 


224 


6 


224 


6 


224 


58 


224 


15 


224 


16 


224 


34 


224 


10 


224 


8 


224 


8 


224 


9 


224 


15 


224 


7 


224 


19, 37 


224 


37 


224 


11 


224 


16 


224 


11 


224 


10 


224 


10 


224 


12 


224 


14 


224 


13 


224 


14 


224 


13 


224 


11 


224 


10 


224 


6 


224 


6 


224 


16 


224 


15 


224 


15 


224 


16 



80 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ARREST — Continued. 

civil process, on — Continued. 
execution, on — Concluded. 

subsequent application for, time limit 
successive, on, expiration of original, on . 
simsct, forbidden after, unless 
female judgment debtors, bankruptcy, etc., effect 
capias, first default, <jii .... 

second, on . ■ • ■ 

statement of debt, etc., to contain 

sunset, not after ..... 

citation for examination, petition by creditor . 

service ... 

contempt proceedinRS ..... 

default, arrest on capias .... 

recognizance on . 
second, penalty .... 

examination ..... 

second, after three yeans .... 

fraudulent conveyances by, commitment for contempt 
mesne process, on, exempt from, except in tort 
police stations, matrons, etc. 
property, production, assignment, etc. . 
rc'f()>;iiizance8 ...... 

renewal of prrK-eedings after three years 
mesne process, on, af^lda^^t, re<juisites . 

ball, roiiiniitnient for default of, reduction on habeas 
ings 
release on giving 
causes for 
certificate of court 
commitment to jail 

discharge on recognizing 
how long held . 
costs .... 

discharge from imprisonment on final judgment, bond for 
exemptions, seamen, certain debts, for . 

slander and libel cases .... 

women, except in tort .... 

g\iardian, etc., affidavit by . 

halx'as corpus proceedings in . . . 

oath not to leave state 

reduction of ad damnum .... 

slander and libel, none for .... 

surrender by bail after judgment, release by bond 

commitment within thirty da>s . 
unjust, discharge if .... . 

woman exempt, except in tort 
oaths of debtor, n<i intent to leave state, discharge upon taking 
examination of debtor .... 

recognizance pending .... 

imprisonment in default of 
notice of desire to take, issue 

service ...... 

sureties discharged upon .... 

relief of poor debtors, for, administration by court 
certificate of magistrate .... 

conuuonwealth, application by debtor of 
debtor not entitled, when .... 

discharge of debtor by ... . 

exemption from further, etc. . 
new execution against property 
examination of debtor .... 

form ....... 

non-attendance of creditor 



Chapter 



Section 



corpus proceed 



224 


15 


224 


10 


224 


17 


224 


68,69 


224 


60 


224 


61 


224 


6a 


224 


63 


224 


59 


224 


59 


224 


61, 62. 65 


224 


60 


224 


60 


224 


61 


224 


61 


224 


66 


224 


64, 65 


224 


3 


147 


18-21 


224 


62 


224 


60, 61 


224 


66 


224 


2 


248 


1.20 


226 


1 


224 


2 


224 


2 


224 


19,36- 


224 


36 


224 


36 


261 


23, 26 


224 


48 


102 


2 


224 


4 


224 


3 


224 


2 


248 


1,20 


224 


22-29, 36, 37 


224 


5 


224 


4 


224 


49 


224 


50 


224 


6 


224 


3 


224 


22-29, 36, 37 


224 


29 


224 


27 


224 


28. 


224 


23 


224 


24 


224 


22 


224 


32 


224 


33 


224 


44-46 


224 


35 


224 


36,37 


224 


33 


224 


33 


224 


26,30 


224 


30 


224 


3L 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 

ARREST — Continued. 

civil process, on — Concluded. 
oaths of debtor — Concluded. 

relief of poor debtors, for — Concluded. 
foes, non-paJ^nent by creditor, effect . 

debtor to pay, when 
fraud, misspending, etc., charge of, plea to 
appeal as to 
jury trial . 
recognizance 
denial of oath 
evidence at trial 
sentence to imprisonment for 
insane debtors, in case of . 
interrogatories by creditor 
notice of desire to take 
new notice . 
service 

tax, person committed for non-pajrment, in case of 
recognizance pending examination 

imprisonment for not giving . 
refusal of oath, no recognizance after, except 

new application, time limit 
scire facias on bail bond, debtor's default of costs 
sureties discharged by . . . 

tax, person committed for non-pa>Tnent of 
recognizanco, conditions, etc. 
appeals in certain proceedings 
discharge from jail upon giving 
master in chancery, by . . . 

new, if surrendered by surety 
poor debtor's oath, pending examination 

refusal, none accepted, except . 
remedy of creditor on .... 
limitation of action .... 
Sunday, on ..... 

sureties on, discharge by oath, etc. 
surrender of debtor, by . 
time to procure, allowance of 
surrender by sureties, commitment equivalent to 
exoneration by . 
judgment after, bond by debtor 
new recognizance in case of . 

See also Bail, ci\dl cases, in, surrender of principal. 
criminal cases, in, in general: 

arrested persons, information of charge, right to 
physical examination, etc. .... 

property taken from, disposition by police authorities 
notice as to . 
owner, payment to, when 
sale .... 
perishable, etc. . 
proceeds, disposal of . 
bail, admission to, in general 
examination, following 

pending 
See also Bail, criminal cases, in 
bystander assisting in, liability .... 
children, of, complaint after delinquency proceedings 
proceedings to avoid incarceration 
summons instead of warrant, when 
county, in other than place of offence, bail, proceedings in absence of 
felony, for, conveyance to county issuing warrant 
recognizance and proceedings in . . . 

discharge from ....... 



Chapter 



81 

Section 



224 


31 


224 


31,35 


224 


40 


224 


41 


224 


41 


224 


41 


224 


43 


224 


42 


224 


43 


224 


47 


224 


30 


224 


23 


224 


25 


224 


24 


60 


31 


224 


27 


224 


28 


224 


27 


224 


25 


224 


35 


224 


22 


60 


31 


224 


20 


224 


41 


224 


36,37 


224 


19 


224 


21 


224 


27 


224 


27 


224 


62 


224 


52 


224 


27 


224 


22 


224 


21,51 


224 


19 


224 


50 


224 


51 


224 


49 


224 


21 


263 


1 


276 


33 


135 


7 


135 


7 


135 


11 


135 


8 


135 


9 


135 


10 


276 


57 


276 


42 


276 


35 


263 


3 


119 


75 


119 


69 


119 


54 


276 


31 


276 


32 


276 


29. 30 


276 


41 



82 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ARREST — Continued. 

criminal cases, in, in general — Continued. 
drunkennL'SS, for, fees of certain officers . 
extradition cases, in . 
false, actions for, iiniiterl .... 

pretence, on, penalty for . 

reason for, penalty ..... 
fees of officers for ..... 

females, of, police stations for detention of, designation 

regulated ...... 

See also Police M.\tron.s. 
fugitives from justice, for, rendition 
inquests into death following 

Massachusetts Society for Prevcntirin of Crucify to 
Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to ( 
misdemeanors, for ..... 
prisoners, pardoned, of, upon violation of condition 

paroled or at hlx-rty on permit, of 
probation, of persons on ... ■ 

refusal of officer to make, penalty 
reports of, commissioner of correction, to 
roblx;r>', larceny, etc., for, officer making, to sc-cure 
state hou.sc watchmen, l)y .... 
summons instead of warrant, when 

children, in case of . 

failure to obey 

recognizance for further appearance . 

service ....... 

Ilirivit of (Time, on coniijlaiiit of . 
examination by court or justice ... 
adjournment ...... 

conunitmont, etc., ix>nding ... 

bail, following ...... 

pending . . . . ... 

See also Bail, criminal cases, in. 
commitment following .... 

conveyance of prisoner, county, through other 
sexes, segregation ..... 

expenses, certificate to superior court . 

injured party, satisfaction of, efTect 

civU action, bars ..... 
commitment for further .... 

lockup, to ..... . 

conduct of . 

discharge, when ...... 

recognizance on adjournment 

proceedings if defaulted .... 
witnesses, recognizance, etc., of, and proceedings on 

separation ...... 

■RTitten testimonj' ..... 

officer naaking, actions against, limited . 
false pretence, on, penalty .... 

fees ........ 

penalty for refusal ..... 

reason for, penalty for refusal to give, etc. 
stolen property, to secure, etc. ... 

warrant, upon, complaint, examination and order 

constables, service by .... 

delay of ser\'ice, penalty .... 

delinquent children ^^olating probation 

district courts, from, issue, service, etc. 

governor, by, habitual criminal, upon violation of 

how issued ...... 

justices of the peace commissioned to issue 
fee . . ..... 



property 



\nimals, t)y agon 
lildren, by agt-nt: 



liberty permit 



sof 
of 



Chapter 

202 
276 
263 
263 
263 
262 
147 
117 

276 
38 
147 
147 
276 
127 
127 
279 
268 
124 
266 
8 
276 
119 
276 
276 
276 
275 
276 
276 
276 
276 
276 

276 
276 
276 
276 
276 
276 
276 

40 
276 
276 
276 
276 
276 
276 
276 
263 
263 
262 
268 
263 
266 
276 

41 
268 
119 
218 
127 
276 
218 
262 



Section 

2S 

13, 16, 19 

3 

2 

1 

8. 28 

18 

lS-21 

13, 16. 19 
13 
10 

9 

28 

155 

149 

3 
23, 25 

9 
48 
12 
24 
54 
26 
27 
25 

3 
34 
35 
35 
42 
35 

42 
43 
53 
44 
55 
56 
37 
34 
38 
41 
35 
36 

45-54 

39 

40 

3 

2 

8, 28 

23, 25 
1 
48 
22 
95 
22 
59 

32-35 

149 

22 

36 

1 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



S3 



ARREST — Continued. 

criminal cases, in — Continued. 
warrant, upon — Concluded. 
opium resorts, persons in . 
permit to be at liberty, for violation of 
return ...... 

service ...... 

summons in lieu of . 

children, in case of . . . 

failure to obey, as contempt . 
recognizance for further appearance 
service ..... 

threat to commit crime 

trial justices, Issue by . . . 

who may issue .... 



without, affrays, riots, etc. 

anarchy, promotion of 
animals, cruelty to, etc. 

Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, agents 
by ... . 

berry-picking by aliens 
birds, dogs, etc., exhibition of fighting 
bombs or explosives, illegal possession 
children, proceedings to avoid incarceration upon 
county poUce, by, when 
defacement of county buildings . 
delinquent child violating probation 
disorderly persons, rogues, etc. . 
drunkenness .... 
election laws, violation of . 
expectoration in public places . 
fare, refusal to pay . 
fast driving .... 
fences, etc., pulling down, etc. . 
firearms, aliens, possession, etc., by certain 

fires in open air, setting, etc., certain . 

fish and game laws, under 

gaming, public conveyance, gatherings, etc. 
habitual truants, etc. 
liquor cases, in .... 

lockups, maintenance for commitments 
locomotive, etc., riding upon 

fees of officer making arrest . 
Massachusetts training schools, escaping inmates, etc., of 
misdemeanors, when authorized 
missiles, throwing at railroad trains, etc. 
motor vehicle laws, violation of 
municipal by-laws and ordinances, violation of 
night time disturbers, suspects, etc. 
officer's endorsement on complaint 

probationers from house of employment and reformation in Boston 
probation, of persons on . 

profane or obscene language, accosting persons with 
prostitution, keeping house of, etc. 
railroad, etc., conductors, etc., interference with . 

disorderly persons on .... . 

obstructing tracks of .... . 

police, by ...... . 

rivers, harbors, etc., offenders on . . . 

rubbish, etc., throwing into public way, etc. 



Chapter 



Section 



272 


52 


127 


149 


276 


34 


270 


23 


276 


24 


119 


54 


276 


26 


270 


27 


270 


25 


275 


3 


219 


3.6 


'218 
• 219 


32-36 


3,6 


276 


21 


r 41 


98 


1220 


3 


264 


12 


272 


82 


147 


10 


260 


116 


272 


89 


148 


52 


119 


69 


147 


8 


147 


8 


119 


59 


272 


54 


272 


44 


56 


67 


270 


15 


159 


93 


85 


11 


266 


105 


131 


18 


/ 48 


15 


1 130 


9 


J 130 


5, 8. 12, 129, 152 


\ 131 


18 


271 


2,6 


77 


7, 13 


138 


75 


40 


34 


160 


220 


160 


221 


120 


12 


276 


28 


159 


93, 104 


90 


21 


272 


59 


41 


98 


218 


34 


126 


15 


279 


3 


272 


59 


272 


10 


159 


93, 104 


159 


93 


159 


93 


159 


93 


91 


58 


272 


60 



84 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ARREST — Condudal. 

criminal cases, in — Concluded. 
warrant, without — Concluded. 

ii\\\\>\>iu\i, offences, certain .... 

street railways, etc., offenders on 
Sunday, malicious mischief on . 
tramps ....... 

tree, fruit, etc., malicious injur>' to 
trespass on improved land, buildings, etc. . 
vagabonds ...... 

vagrants ....... 

water supply sources, bathing in 

pollution ...... 

miscellaneous cases, in, court martial proceedings 
insane pulieiits, escaix-d ..... 

insane persons, of, extradition proceedings, in 
tax, non-pa>Tnent ...... 

forms of certificates and warrant 
See also Taxatid.v, local, collection of. 
Sf(> iiIsM I'(ii.ii 1, Oi I iii;i{.s; Sheiuffs, Depity Sheriffs and Cos 
ARREST OF JUDGMENT. 

(■i\-il rases, in, none for cau.se Ijcfore verdict, etc., except 
ARSENATE OF LEAD. 

).'> |.<>-, etc., niolli .suppression, furnishing for 
ARSENIC. 

confectionery or toys containing, i>onalty for .selling 
paper, fa!)rics, etc., containing, .sale regulated 
samples for analysis ..... 

Bale, certain laws not to apply, when . 

regulated ....... 

St>e also Poisons. 
ARSON. 

indictment for, fonn . 

IX'nalties .... 

wife's liatiility 
ART COMMISSION. 
appointment, etc. 
confidential employee for 
governor and council, vmder 
governors' portraits, duties as to 
powers and duties 
ART COMMISSIONS, MUNICIPAL. 

apixiintnient, iluties, etc. ...... 

ARTIFICIAL COLD. 

SeeCdi.n STou.vta;; Refrigeration, etc. 
ARTILLERY. 

Sec Mii.rriA. 
ARTISTIC PURPOSES, CORPORATIONS TO PROMOTE 
general provisions .... 

See also ("oHi-oRATiONS, charitable, etc. 
ASHBURNHAM. 

congressional district, third, in . 
medical examiner district, third Worcester, in 
police court of Fitchburg, in district of 
senatorial district, tliird Worcester, in . 
ASHBY. 

congressional district, third, in . 
first district court of northern Middlesex, in district of 
medical examiner district, tenth Middlesex, in 
senatorial district, eighth Middlesex, in 
ASHES. 

deposit of, fire engineers, regulations by, penalty . 
shoaling harbor with, penalty .... 

streams, discharge into certain, regulation, etc., penalty 
tenement house laws, under, receptacles for . 



Chapter 



Section 



ST.\BI. 



ES. 



. 102 


3 


. l.V.t 


93,94 


. 12 (Ki 


131 


. 272 


65 


. 2tia 


131 


. 2t>('. 


120 


• >~- ► 


69 


27'' 


67 


111 


173 


111 


171 


X>, 


175. 240 


1 2:i 


95 


I 2.5 


107 


1 '1 1 


29-34 


W 


105, Forms 5-7 



2:u 


13G 


132 


27-29 


270 


10 


270 


11, 12 


270 


11 


112 


35 


270 


2 


277 Forms, p. 2^24 


2G(; 


14 


2 (■><■. 


G 


6 


19 


30 


( 


G 


17 


8 


19 


G 


20 



41 



ISO 



57 

38 

218 

57 

57 

218 

38 

57 

48 
102 
130 
144 



82-84 



1-12 



1 
1 
1 
3 

1 
1 
1 
3 

53 
17 
16 
72 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



85 



ASHFIELD. 

congressional district, first, in ... . 

district court of Franklin, in district of 
medical examiner district, western Franklin, in 
senatorial district, Franklin and Hampshire, in 
ASHLAND. 

congressional district, thirteenth, in . 
first district court of southern Middlesex, in district of 
medical examiner district, eighth Middlesex, in 
senatorial district, first Middlesex, in . 
Washakum pond in, watchman for, appointment and powers 
ASSAULT AND BATTERY. 
civil actions, answer, form . 

declaration, form .... 
limitation ..... 
survival ..... 

trustee process not applicable to 
criminal cases, district courts, jurisdiction 
felony, with intent to commit . 

indictment for, form 
husband and wife, recognizance to keep peace 
indictment, forms ..... 
injured party, acknowledgment of satisfaction by, effect 
murder, etc., with intent to commit, penalty 
penalties ..... 

rape, with intent to commit, penalty 

indictment for, forms . 
rob, with intent to, penalties . 
suppression of, justices, etc., of courts, etc., duties 
trial justices, jurisdiction 
weapon, dangerous, with, penalties 
indictment for, form 
ASSEMBLIES. 

unlawful, armed forces to quell, calling out of 
magistrate, to obey .... 
destruction of dwelling houses, etc., penalty 
police may disperse .... 

property destroyed by, liabilits'^ of city or town 
suppression 

aid in, officers may require 

refusal, penalty 
force, use of 
immunity of officers 
See also Militia, aid to civil power. 
ASSEMBLY, PUBLIC. 

See Public Assembly. 
ASSES. 

See Animals, domestic; Beasts, at large. 
ASSESSMENT INSURANCE. 

accidental death or disability, for, only 
age limit for . . . . ■ 

agents, examination, as to affairs of company 
registration ..... 

acting before, penalty . 
unauthorized companies, not to represent 
amount of benefits, limitation 
annual statements, fee for filing . 

form, oath, etc. .... 

application for, copy to be attached, etc., to poUcy, when 

false statements in, penalty 
assessments, calls for, contents, disposition, etc 
survivors, upon, forbidden . 

expenses, for, calls to state 
attachment, etc., benefits exempt from 



Chapter 




Section 


57 




1 


218 




1 


38 




1 


57 




3 


57 




1 


218 




1 


38 




1 


57 




3 


125 




37 


231 


147, Form 44 


231 


147.] 


Form 21 


2G0 




4 


228 




1 


246 




1 


218 




26 


265 




29 


277 


Forms, 


p. 2824 


279 




12, 14 


277 


Forms, 


p. 2824 


276 




55 


265 




15 


. 265 


15, 17-20, 24, 29 


265 




24 


. 277 


Forms 


p. 2824 


. 265 




17-20 


. 220 




3 


. 219 




19,20 


. 265 




17, 18 


. 277 


Forms 


p. 2824 


. 33 




30-38 


. 269 




5 


. 269 




7 


41 




98 


. 269 




8 


. 269 




1 


. 269 




1, 4 


. 269 




2,6 


. 269 




4-6 


. 269 




6 



177 
177 
177 
177 
177 
177 
177 
177 
175 
177 
177 
177 
177 
175 
177 
177 



2 
14 
16 
19 
21 
20 

S 
13 
25 
16 
15 
18 
14 
118 
14 
17 



86 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ASSESSMENT INSURANCE — Continued 

authority to transact 
beneticiar>', action by 

insurable interest required 
benefit, amount, limitation 
by-laws, meetings, time, to fix 

part of policy, when 
calls for assessments, contents 
claims for, failure to pay, proceedings on 

falsifying, perjury, deemed, penalty . 

liens on property, when . 

l>riority ..... 

commissioner of insurance, agents, officers, etc 

annual statement to . . . 

penalty for fal.sifying . 

attorney, foreign companies to appoint 

books, etc., access to . . . 

certificate of compliance, to issue 
examinations, etc., by 
foreign companies, duties as to 
receiver, may Ix; . 
registration of agents 
reinsurance contracts, approval 
susiXTision of business by 
valuation of life policies . 
witnesses, may summon . 
companies, in general: 

agents, to register 

authorized, only, may insure 

examination, etc., of 

false statements by, jx-nalty 

tenn defined .... 

unauthorized, soliciting for, forbidden 
domestic, certificate to obtain . 

charter void, when 

corporate name .... 

dissolution, delin<iuency, for 
reinsurance on 

emergency funds 

transfer on merger, etc. 

existing, powers of . . . 

incorporation .... 
organization, time for 

injunctions against 

meetings, by-laws to name time for 

officers, biennial election of . 

personal liability for non-assessment 
removal by court 

receivership proceedings, causes for 

reinsurance and transfers 
foreign, admission, conditions precedent to 

documents required 

examination by commis.sioner, etc 

fees required 

filing charters, etc., refused, when 

powers of attorney, to file 

retaliatory laws, effect 
revocation of license 

ser\'ice of process on 

constitution, part of polic5-, -when 
contract of, defined and regulated 



, may 



examme 



Chapter 


Section 


177 




2 


177 




8 


177 




14 


177 




8 


177 




4 


177 




15 


177 




14 


177 




8 


177 




18 


177 




8.9 


177 




10 


177 




16 


177 




16 


20 S 




6 


f 175 151, 


152, 154, 155 


1 177 




3 


177 




16 


177 




6 


177 


8. 


9, 16 


177 




13 


175 




179 


177 




19 


177 




7 


177 




9 


175 




9 


177 




16 


177 




19 


177 




2 


177 


8, 


9, 16 


177 




18 


177 




1 


177 




20 


177 




6 


177 




5 


177 




4 


177 




9 


177 




7 


177 




10 


177 




7 


177 




5 


177 




4 


177 




5 


177 




9, 12 


177 




4 


177 




4 


177 




11 


177 




12 


177 




9, 12 


177 




7 


177 




13 


177 




13 


177 




16 


177 




13 


177 




13 


/ 175 




151 


1177 




3 


177 




13 


177 




13 


175 


151 


, 154 


" 177 




3 


.223 




39 


177 




15 


177 




2 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



87 



ASSESSMENT INSURANCE — Concluded. 

debts, benefits not seizuble for 

definitions 

fees ..... 

injunction against companies 

insurable age, limit 

interest 

assignee, lx»ncficiarj^ must have 
insurance companies, domestic, may become, how 
laws regulating . 
liens, claims as . 
life insurance, as to 

valuation of policies 
penalties 

perjury, false statement in death certificate deemed 
policies, application, etc., copy of, to contain, when 

approval by commissioner 

assignment void, when 

beneficiary, action by 

claims under, failure to pay, proceedings on 
liens, when to be 
priority .... 

constitution, etc., part of, when 

general restrictions as to certain 

issue, conditions precedent to 

provisions, certain, to contain 

sum insured, to state 

type, size of, prescribed . 
receiver, appointment, causes for 

commissioner may be 

provisions as to 
registration of agents 
reinsurance regulated 
sickness, against 
suspension of business 

witnesses, commissioner may summon 
ASSESSMENTS, SPECIAL, REAL PROPERTY, ON. 
betterments for public improvements . 

See also Betterments, Assessment of. 
gypsy moth, cost of suppressing . 

See also Gypsy and Brown Tail Moths. 
insect pests, suppression of certain 
sewers ....... 

See also Seweks and Drains. 
sidewalks ....... 

snow and ice, cost of removal from sidewalks 
street sprinkling ..... 

wet lands, improvement of ... 

See also Low Land and Swamps; Wet, Spongy, etc.. Lands. 
ASSESSORS. 

compensation, etc., of, court award ...... 

income tax, of (see CoRPORATiONa and Taxation, Department of). 
private ways and bridges, for financing repairs of . 
supervisors of (sec Corporations and Taxation, Department of). 
ASSESSORS OF TAXES, 
in general: 

appointment, county commissioners, by 

Plan A of uniform charters, under 

selectmen, by . . . 

compensation 
election, in towns . 
failure to choose, penalty on towns 
improper methods of, correction 



Chapter 


Section 


177 


17 


177 


1,2 


177 


13 


177 


9. 12 


177 


14 


177 


14 


177 


14 


175 


56 


177 


3 


177 


8,9 


175 


118 


175 


9 


177 


18,21 


177 


18 


177 


15 


175 


108 


177 


14 


177 


8 


177 


8.9 


177 


8,9 


177 


10 


177 


15 


175 


118 


177 


6, 13 


175 


108 


/ 175 


118 


ll77 


8 


177 


15 


177 


9, 10 


175 


179 


175 


178-180 


177 


19 


177 


7 


177 


2 


177 


8,9 


177 


16 


80 


1-17 


132 


18-24 


132 


26 


83 


14-24, 27, 2S 


83 


26-28 


85 


6 


40 


16-18 


111 


136-138 


221 


55 


84 


14 



41 


27 


57 


27 


43 


52 


41 


21-23, 25. 26 


59 


88 


41 


1 


41 


4 


5S 


4 



88 



INDEX TO fn:NERAL LAWS. 



ASSESSORS OF TAXES — Continued. 
in general — Concluded. 

iiifomiation, etc., from commissioner 

liiil.ility 

neglect to assess tax, penalty . 

number and term ..... 

oath ....... 

penalties on, book lists .... 

compromise of assessment, etc. 

Decenibcr assessments 

dimini.shed valuations, statement of causes 

false listing ..... 

false valuations ..... 

neglect to a.s.sess ..... 

tables of aggregates .... 

valuation lx)oks, deposit with commissioner 
prosecution ...... 

supervisif)n, etc., by coinmi.ssioner 

term defined ...... 

valuation by, as evidence of land values 

assistant assessors, appointment 

election, in towns ..... 

oath ....... 

powers and duties ..... 
powers and duties, general provisions 

abateiiiciits of la.\es .... 

apportionment of taxes on divided real estate 

audit, municipal, levy of tax for 

bank shares, a.s.se.ssment, etc. . 

Ix-ttemient as.ses.sments, ap|>ortiunment, when 

boarding house keepers, etc., information to 

books, lists, tables and returns 
buildings, pennils for erection, notice to 
collector, bon<l of, to W notified 
death of, uncollected taxes ui)on . 

list and warrant of, commitment . 

returns, etc., l)y, to fix time . 
corporations, franchise tax 
returns of property of . 

county tax, assessment, etc. 

debt retjuirements .... 
diminished valuation, report 

penalty ..... 

district taxes, assessment 

dogs, lists of . 

duty and niaiuier of assessing taxes . 

dwelling houses, masters, etc., of, information from 

estimate of estates ...... 

exempted property, report .... 

fire district taxes ...... 

fire enginemen, pa\'mcnts to certain, certification, penalty 

forest lands, classification and ta.xation 

gJlisy, etc., moth assessments ..... 

income tax return, property taxed locally in default of 

lists of persons assessed (see, infra, poll taxes). 

low land and swamps, improvement of. assessment of expense 



Chapter 



Section 



5S 


1-5 


59 


87 


59 


27, 93 


41 


1, 21-25 


41 


29 


59 


94 


59 


89 


59 


94 


59 


94 


50 


1 


41 


30 


59 


93 


59 


94 


59 


94 


5S 


1 


5S 


1-J> 


4 

7".» 


7 (3) 
35 


ls5 


109 


41 


25, 20 


41 


1 


41 


'J'.' 


41 


1."^ 


59 


1-94 


59 


59-74 


59 


79-81 


44 


41 


59 


• )•) 


03 


1 10 


bO 


14 


.3:3 


7 


59 


92 


59 


43-52. 83-80 


143 


61 


41 


20 


09 


97 


51 


5 


59 


53-50 


GO 


4 


0) 


2 


0.3 


57 


59 


83 


35 


31 


59 


21, 26-28 


44 


16, 19 


59 


84 


59 


94 


4S 


73 


59 


21 


140 


150 


59 


20-28 


33 


7 


59 


92 


59 


36,37 


59 


85, 86 


48 


73 


4S 


39-41 


01 


2-22 


132 


18-24 


02 


49-53 



252 



14 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



89 



ASSESSORS OF TAXES — Conduced, 
powers and duties — Concluded. 

municipal, finance, compulsory obedience to laws as to 

purposes, determination of value of land held for 
neglect to assess tax, county commissioners to appoint 
notices and lists 
nuisance, wet land, etc., assessment of expense of abatement 
oath to valuation list .... 
omitted assessments .... 

personal estate, assessment 

poll taxes, assessment .... 

false information to, penalty 

lists of persons, assessed, delivery to collector 

false entry, penalty on assessor 
liable to be assessed . 

false information to, penalty 

refusal of information to, penalty 

street lists . 

transmission to registrars, etc 



refusal of information to, penalty 

supplementary assessments . 
abatement, subject to, etc. 
records .... 

sessions for 
posting of certain penalties 
real estate taxes, assessment 
reassessment of taxes 

registry of deeds, etc., examination of records 
residence, certificate of, to certain persons desiring to 
sessions for .... 

records ..... 

returns ...... 

revision of valuation 
sessions, supplementary listing, etc., for 
snow and ice, assessment of cost of remov 
soldiers and sailors exempt from poll tax, 
street lists ..... 

supplementary listing . 

records ..... 

sessions for .... 

transmission to registrars, etc. 
state tax, assessment 

street railways, etc., commutation or excise tax on 
street sprinkling assessments . 
tables of aggregates, etc., penalty 

tavern keepers, information from 

town taxes, assessment . 
transient vendors, license fees . 
transportation areas, local contributions for 
valuation of property 

evidence, as ... . 

•warehousemen to give information to 
women, certain, lists of . 

street lists .... 
supplementary listing . 
sessions for, records . 
transmission to registrars, etc. 
See also Taxation", local taxes, assessment of. 
ASSETS, MARSHALLING OF. 
See Marshalling of Assets. 



Chapter 



Section 



al from sidewalks 
lists of 



be registered 



44 


59 


59 


7 


59 


27 


59 


29-37 


111 


136 


59 


52 


59 


75 


59 


18, 19 


r 59 


9, 10 


L 60 


4 


56 


6 


60 


4 


56 


1 


51 


4 


56 


6 


56 


5 


51 


6,7 


51 


4,5 


33 


7 


56 


6 


59 


92 


51 


8 


51 


13 


51 


11 


51 


10 


51 


12 


59 


11-17 


59 


77,78 


58 


4 


51 


9 


51 


10 


51 


11 


59 


43-52, 83-86 


59 


76 


51 


10 


85 


6 


51 


4 


51 


6,7 


51 


8 


51 


11 


51 


10 


51 


4,5 


59 


20, 21, 26-28 


63 


61,62 


40 


17, 18 


59 


47, 48. 94 


/ 33 


7 


\ 59 


92 


59 


21-27 


101 


5 


161 


151 


59 


38-42 


r 79 


35 


\lS5 


109 


59 


33 


51 


4 


51 


6,7 


51 


8 


51 


10. 11 


51 


4,5 



90 



IXDr:X TO GENERAL LAWS. 



See \'l)I,rXTAHY A.SSIlCIATKiNS. 



ETC. 



ASSUMING TO BE AN OFFICER, 

indictment for, form ...... 

pon.'ilty ......... 

ASSUMPSIT. 

action of, contract division, included in . . . 

See also Actions, Civil: C"onth.\ct.s. 
ASSUMPTION OF RISK. 

See llMri.oYKHs' Li.vbility; Workmen's Compens.\tiox, 
ASSURANCE FUND. 

See Registration of Title to Land. 
ASYLUMS. 

See Hospitals. 
ATHLETICS. 

corporations to promote, in general 

boxing matches, illegal, charter void for 

change of location, consent 

gaming, illegal, charter void for 

liquor selling, etc., illegal, charter void for 

See also Corporations, charitable, etc. 



2.31 



ASSIGNATION. Chapter 

See Pi<osTiTi"TiON. 
ASSIGNEES IN INSOLVENCY. 

See T')Ankri;itcy a.vd Insolvency, insolvency. 
ASSIGNMENTS. 

cho.sos in action, of, action Ijy a.ssignee ..... 

creditors, for Ijcnefit of (see Trustees, special ca.ses, in), 
defendant in trustee process, by, effect ..... 

property and rights not subject to, annuities and endowments, certain 
assessment insurance ........ 

pensions, certain, penalty ....... 

state aid .......... 

workmen's compensation pajTnents ...... 

set-off, as affecting ......... 

wages, of (see ^^'A^F:s, assignment of). 
ASSIGNMENTS FOR CREDITORS. 

Sec Trustees. 
ASSIGNS. 

use of term, conveyances, in ...... . 

ASSOCIATE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. 

Sec ('iirvTY ( '(j.\l.Ml.s.sio.Ni-ii.s. 
ASSOCIATIONS. 

fraudulent u.se of name, degrees, etc., of, penalty 
insignia of certain, recording 

unlawful u.se, penalties .... 

person, whoever, terms include 

shares in, tax exemption .... 

trustees, certain conducted by, filing of names 

See also Charitable I.nstititio.ns and Societies; Loan Companies a.nd 
Assort ATiovs; Rki.t<;iois Siicikth^, 
ASSOCIATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS AND TRUSTS HAVING TRANSFERABLE 
SHARES. 
co-operative, certain, may incorporate ....... 

income tax as affecting (sec T.watio.n, incomes, of). 

regulation ............ 

shares, taxation of income from ......... 

transfer of, trustee not responsible for authority of holder .... 

See also Corporations, in general, transfer of >tock. 
taxation ............. 

See also Taxation, incomes, of. 
transfers of shares in, trustees, by, liability ....... 

voluntary associations, laws as to, to apply ....... 

See also Joint Stock Associations, etc.; Voluntary As.sociations. 
ASSOCIATIONS, VOLUNTARY. 



Section 



1S3 



206 

IIU 

266 

4 

110 



277 

26S 

231 



5. 6 



246 


33, 34 


32 


37, 41 


177 


14 


32 


37. 41, 92 


11.5 


14 


152 


47 


232 


1, 4, 11 



13 



71.72 

8, 9 
69, 70 
7 (23) 
5(29) 

5. 6 



182 


1-11 


62 


1 (c). (.r) 


203 


21 


G2 


1.4, 5 (J). 22 


203 


21 


ls2 


1 



Forms, p. 2S24 
33 



180 


1-3, 5, 7-11 


IbO 


28 


ISO 


26 


180 


27 


180 


27 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



91 



ATHLETICS — Concluded. 

Lord's day, on, pcrniittcd, when ..,,.. 
prisoners, for ••...,.. 
ATHOL. 

congressional district, third, in . 
first district court of northern Worcester held at . 
medical examiner district, first Worcester, in . . . 

senatorial district, third Worcester, in . 
ATROPIA. 

sale regulated ■••...... 

ATTACHMENT OF PROPERTY. 

in general •••...... 

absent defendants, etc., of, enforcement .... 

notice •••-..... 

amendment of pleading as affecting rights of third parties . 
appeal, exceptions, supreme judicial court, to, to stand pending 
late entry, effect ..... 

waiver as affecting .... 

appeal, superior court, to, late entry, effect 
bailee, in possession .... 

bankruptcy, etc., of defendant, special judgment to enforce 
bills of lading, negotiable 

goods held under 

transfer of . 

bulky goods, of ... . 

filing copy, etc., with town clerk . 
carrier in possession 

bill of lading, etc., under 

transfer of title 

See also, supra, bills of lading, 
constable, by, deputy sheriff, surrender to 
dead body, penalty 
death, etc., of officer, continuance of attachment 

further attachment after 
deceased person, against estate of 
declaration, defendant entitled to copy 

writ in, ships, in case of . . . 

defective or insufficient service on defendant as 
directions to officer 
divorce proceedings, in . 
effective how long . 

equity, in . 

real property 

stay of execution in certain cases, preservation of 

vacation of judgment as affecting . 
equity, in, action commenced by 

creditors' bills to reach and apply 

effective how long .... 

excessive, unreasonable, reduction, etc. 
execution, stay of, preservation in certain cases 
executor, etc., in suit against, form of writ 

none without leave .... 

failure to disclose in sale of property, penalty 

failure to dissolve, insolvency petition, ground for 
fees, blank writs 

officer's 

registers of deeds 
final judgment, term defined 
foreign corporations, of 
homestead estates, as affecting 



affecting, notice. 



etc. 



Chapter 

136 

127 

57 

218 

38 

57 

270 



Section 

21-2S 

19 

1 
1 
1 
3 



22.3 


42-61 


227 


1, 8, 10 


227 


6, 7, 10 


231 


138 


212 


8 


211 


11 


231 


134 


212 


13 


223 


72, 73 


235 


24-20 


108 


23 


[ 108 


31 


1223 


72, 73 


1 108 


31 


1223 


73 


223 


50 


223 


50,51 


223 


73 


223 


72 


[108 


31 


1223 


73 


223 


47 


272 


70 


223 


58 


223 


55,56 


230 


7 


231 


12 


223 


44 


227 


10 


223 


26 


208 


12-14, 33 


223 


59 


223 


60 


236 


4 


231 


76, 96, 116 


250 


20 


214 


7 


214 


3 (7-10) 


223 


60 


223 


114 


231 


76, 96, 116 


230 


6 


230 


7 


f 105 


64 


[266 


81 


216 


129 


2G2 


2 


202 


8 


262 


38,39 


223 


61 


IM 


8 


1S8 


1 



92 



INDEX TO GENER.'U. LAWS. 



ATTACHMENT OF FROFERTY — Continued. 
in general — Continued. 

insolvency, discharge as affect ing lial)ility 
Ijrocecdings, discharge in, as affecting 
dissolution by . 
preserved in, when ..... 

judgment, effective how long after . 

final, term defined ..... 

stay of execution, time extended in certain cases 
vacation of, as affecting .... 

keeper of personal profwrty .... 

fee ........ 

removal ....... 

land, damages demanded to exceed twenty dollars 
leaseholds ....... 

life of, in equity ...... 

judgment after ...... 

stay of execution in certain ca.'^s . 
vacation of judgment as affecting . 

Nantucket county, in, effective how hjng after judgment 

negotiable documents of title . 

goods held under .... 

newspaiK-rs, proixTty used in i>riiiting. etc. 
officer attaching personalty, action against, survival of 
original writ, on .... . 

partial release ..... 

register's fees ..... 
pendency of suit, during .... 

clerk of court may order 

precei)t, fnmi ..... 
premises, when to remain on . 
printing press, etc., of newspapers 

probate, etc., cases in, i.ssue of process for, register, by 
proceeds of iK>rsonalty sold, of 
proi)erty lialile to . 
railroad cars, engines, etc. 
reduction of, excessive .... 
rejilcvin of attache<l goods (see Replevin, Actions of) 
replevy from officer of attached proix-rty . 

death of officer, procedure 

plaintiff in replevin liable for 
review, on writs of . 
shares of stock, eciuity suits to reach and apply 

not attachable at law .... 

ships and vessels, declaration in writ, etc. 
small claims procedure .... 

special precept, by . 

steamboats, etc. ..... 

street railways, cars, etc., of . 
supplementary process, on . . . 

trustee process, by (see Trustee Process). 
vessels, liens on, enforcement by attaclmicnt 
voluntary associations, property of . 
warehouseman, property in possession of . 

warehouse receipt, held under 

disposal of receipt ^-ithout disclosing, penalty 
negotiable receipt ..... 

transfer of receipt, in case of . . . 



Chapter 



Section 



216 


95 


21G 


166 


216 


54 


216 


65 


f 223 


59 


1236 


4 


223 


01 


231 


76.96. 116 


2.50 


2(1 


223 


4>. 


202 


8 


223 


49 


223 


42 


223 


02-69 


223 


00 


/223 


59 


1.236 


4 


231 


70.96. 116 


250 


20 


f 223 


59 


1 236 


4 


f 105 


31 


\ los 


23 


223 


72. 73 


223 


45 


22 S 


2 


'223 


16 


223 


1.32 


2C.2 


38. 39 


223 


85 


223 


85 


223 


86 


223 


49 


223 


45 


217 


22 


223 


52 


223 


42 


223 


43 


223 


111 


223 


63-58 


223 


66 


223 


54 


250 


30 


214 


3 (8) 


223 


71 


223 


44 


21S 


22 


223 


85, S6 


223 


43 


223 


43 


223 


85, 86 


2.55 


17 


1S2 


6 


223 


72, 73 


f 105 


47 


1223 


72, 73 


105 


64 


105 


31 


r 105 
1 223 


47 


73 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



93 



ATTACHMENT OF FROFERTY — Continued. 
in general — Concluded. 

writ of, fees for service ..... 
service on defendant, separate summons after 
summons, coml)ined with .... 
dissolution and discharge, action, determination of, certificate 
appraised value of goods, bond, etc., to prevent sale of 
bond, by: 

in general .... 
appeal bond dispensed with 

appeals, etc., as affecting . 

execution for defendant 
fees taxed in costs 
filing with clerk of court . 
special judgment against insolvent 
judgment, to pay, execution on behalf of defendant 
hearing before* approval .... 

insolvency of defendant, release of sureties on 
value of property, to pay 
appraisal to fix 

fraudulent grantee of land, by 
successive attachments 
deposit with officer 

encumbrance on personalty, failure to pay 
entry or release in registry of deeds, by 

fees ........ 

failure to dissolve, insolvency petition, ground for 
fraud, etc., petition alleging, on . . . 

individual property of one defendant, on . 

condition of bond ..... 

insolvency proceedings, by ... . 

operation of law, by .... . 

death of defendant, etc. .... 

alienated property excepted 

creditor, recovery of proceeds of sale from . 

set-ofT of claim forbidden 
officer, liability for selling, etc. . 
judgment for defendant .... 

final judgment, term defined 
real estate on, court record of, certificate to registry of deeds 
receiver, by appointment of . 

continuance of attachment for benefit of estate 
discharge of receiver 
prosecution of action by 
release in registry of deeds 
fees .... 

partial release 

exemptions, in general 

assessment insurance benefits 
fraternal benefit societies, interests in 
insurance policies, group life, proceeds 
pensions, annuities, etc., certain 
retirement systems, funds and rights in certain 
workmen's compensation 

See also Executioxs in Civil Actions, exemptions from, 
fraudulent attachments 
petition by interested party 

affida\'it and bond 

costs and damages 

dissolution . 

judgment a bar to certain actions 

jury trial on . . . 



Chapter 



Section 



262 


8 


223 


17 


223 


18 


223 


65, 132 


223 


93 


223 


120-129 


231 


lUO, 107 


1211 


11 


1212 


«, 13 


223 


133 


223 


122, 126 


223 


123 


235 


25, 26 


223 


133 


223 


121 


223 


124 


223 


125-127 


223 


125, 126 


223 


127 


223 


125 


223 


128 


223 


75 


223 


132 


262 


38, 39 


216 


129 


223 


108 


223 


129 


223 


129 


216 


54 


223 


115-119 


223 


116 


223 


116 


223 


118 


223 


119 


223 


117, 118 


223 


115 


223 


61 


223 


65 


223 


130, 131 


223 


130 


223 


131 


223 


130 


223 


132 


262 


38,39 


223 


132 


'223 


42 


1.235 


34 


177 


17 


176 


30 


175 


135 


32 


41 


32 


37 


152 


47 


223 


106-113 


223 


106 


223 


107 


223 


111 


223 


108 


223 


113 


223 


108 



94 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ATTACHMENT OF PROPERTY — Conhm/e<i. 
fraudulent attachments — Concluded. 
petition by interested party — Concluded. 

main action, appeal of, etc., transfer of inquiry 
certain defences in, not to affect 
plcadinss in, not to affect 
who may file ...... 

personal property, in general: 

bailee, in po.s.session of .... 

encumbered ...... 

fees of keeper ...... 

proceeds of, sold, successive attachments . | 

mortgaged, debtor's possession, in . 

trustee, mortgagee summoned as, etc. 
payment of mortgage debt 

reimbursement for . 
validity of mortgage, jury trial of . 
redemption, subject to .... 

payment to mortgagee .... 

reimbursement ..... 

statement by mortgagee 

penalty for false .... 

pledge or lien, subject to, payment of amount to pledgee, etc. 
reimbursement of creditor 
statement by pledgee, etc. 

penalty for excessive .... 

sale ........ 

agreement of parties, by ... . 

creditor's rights in case of . 
perishable goods, animals, etc., application for 
application for, notice to parties 
alisent defendants, to 
proceeds, disposal 
appraisal, etc. . 

appointment of appraisers 
sale after 

delivery to defendant in lieu of 
bond to pay value or judgment 
action on . 

creditor not joining in, scire facias by, etc. 
limitation of .... 

proceeds of .suit, disposal of 
distribution by equity court 
prior attachments protected in 
return of . 
share of joint owner ..... 

part owner, appraisal at request of 

delivery to, bond, etc. .... 

pledge of defendant's share to . 
restoration to defendant, by . 
real property and leaseholds, damages demanded must exceed 
discharge in registry of deeds . 
fees ..... 

effective how long after judgment, deposit of copy in registry 
entries by register .... 

entry on land not necessary 

execution, levy of, deposit of copy in registry 

See also Executions in Civil Actions, levy, real property, 
fees, officers ....... 

registers of deeds ..... 

fraudulently conveyed, etc., filing of description 
holder of record title, entry of name of . 

bond to dissoK'c, by .... 

lien, priority as between ..... 

proceeds of sale to satisfy, attachment of surplus 



Chapter 



Section 



tw 



enty dollars 



223 


112 


223 


110 


223 


109 


223 


106 


22.3 


72, 73 


223 


74-83 


262 


8 


223 


52 


223 


79-83 


223 


79 


223 


80 


223 


82,83 


223 


81 


223 


74-7S 


223 


71 


223 


77,78 


223 


75 


223 


76 


223 


74 


223 


77, 7s 


223 


75 


223 


76 


223 


87-101 


223 


87 


223 


94-101 


223 


88 


223 


89 


223 


90 


22.3 


87, 92 


223 


88-92 


223 


91 


223 


92 


223 


93 


223 


93 


223 


94, 95 


223 


99-101 


223 


100 


223 


96 


223 


97 


223 


98, 101 


223 


94 


223 


102-105 


223 


102 


223 


103 


223 


104 


223 


105 


223 


42 


223 


132 


2G2 


38,39 


236 


4 


236 


5 


223 


62 


236 


4.5 


262 


8 


262 


38.39 


223 


67 


223 


68 


223 


127 


254 


13 


254 


21 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



95 



D, registered land. 



ATTACHMENT OF FRO'P'ERTY — Concluded. 
real property and leaseholds — Concluded. 
mortsaKC, etc., pa>'Tiient before execution, effect 
mortgagee's interest, insurance company as mortgagee 
partition proceedings as alTecting 
registered land 
registration fees . 

See also Registuation of Title to L.\n 
registry of deeds, deposit of copy in . 
judgment, after, copy of execution 
docket entries 

judgment after 
fees .... 

officer's duty as to 
register's duty as to 
release, etc., filing in 
release in registry of deeds 
fees .... 

sale without notice, penalty 

special attachments 

subsequent purchasers, etc., as against 

successive attachments, suspen.sion of levy in case of prior attachments 

See also, infra, successive attachments, relative rights of creditors, 
time of taking effect ........ 

trust, undisclosed, as affecting ...... 

United States courts, in, duties of registers as to 

waste by debtor, motion to enjoin ...... 

successive attachments, bulky property, of, proceeds of sale on execution, 
fleer's liability ....... 

death of first officer ........ 

proceedings on ........ . 

different writs, on ........ . 

dissolution by bond, form and condition, etc. .... 

personalty, form of bond to release, etc. ..... 

prior attachment, per-sonalty, of, protection of, suspension of levy, etc 
proceeds of property sold ....... 

relative rights of creditors, amendments of pleadings as affecting 
bond to pay value, distribution of proceeds .... 

prior attachments protected ...... 

fraudulent attachment, subsequent, may question . 

invalid against subsequent, when ...... 

proceeds of execution sales of personalty .... 

real property, execution, levy void for failure to record 

suspension of levy because of prior, etc. .... 

suspension of levy, etc., on personalty ..... 

replevied from officer ........ 

same writ, on ......... 

ATTEMPT TO COMMIT CRIME. 

indictment for, form ......... 

penalties .......... 

See also Crimes. 
ATTENDANCE OFFICERS. 

appointment, etc. ...... 

powers and duties, in general .... 

children, neglected ...... 

employment of children ..... 

penalty for neglect of duty .... 

evening schools, illiterate minors, attendance at 

hindering, penalty ...... 

school attendance ...... 

parent, etc., prosecution of . 

tuition, transportation, etc. .... 



Chapter 



Section 





223 


70 




175 


38-43 




241 


6, 10, 17, 28, 32, 33 




ls.5 


58, 77-85 




262 


39 




223 


63 




230 


4 




223 


65, 68 




. 23G 


5 




. 262 


38,39 




223 


64, 67 




223 


65, 68, 69 




223 


132 




223 


132 




. 2G2 


38,39 




. 206 


81 




. 223 


67, 68 




223 


63, 66, 67 


} 


236 


31. 32 




. 223 


66 




. 203 


3 




. 223 


69 




242 


9 


ion, of 


- 






235 


45 




223 


55 




223 


56 




. 223 


47 




223 


125 




223 


125 




235 


47,48 




223 


52 




231 


138 




223 


97, 125 




223 


98 




223 


106 




223 


63, 67 




235 


44,45 




236 


24 




236 


31,32 




235 


47, 48 




223 


53 




223 


46 




277 


Forms, p. 2824 




274 


6 


• 


77 


12 


• 


77 


13 




( '" 


13 


• 


\ 119 


49-51 




/ " 


13 


• 


(_1-19 


77, 90-95 


• 


149 


180 




f 76 


3 


• 


1 -7 


13 


, 


149 


79 


, 


77 


13 


, , 


76 


2 


• • 


77 


13 



90 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ATTENDANCE OFFICERS — Concluded. 
powers and duties — Concluderl. 
service of warrants by . 
street trades, etc., by licensed minors 

theatrical exhibitions, etc., admission of children to 

truants, school offenders, etc., commitment 
liberty poniiit, on, arrest, etc. 
probation ....... 

vaccination of children ..... 

Scf ;iisi) Schools, liulilif. 
ATTESTED INSTRUMENTS. 

proof of signature to . 
ATTESTED NOTES. 

actions on, l>y assignee of, executor, etc. 

limitation ....... 

ATTIC. 

term fif'firiod, tenement hou.'^e laws, under 
ATTLEBORO. 

f.'(>iiKr<'.s.si(jnal district, fifteenth, in . . . 

fourth di.strict court of Bri.stol laid at . 

medical examiner district, first bristfjl, in 

I)robato court held at ..... 

senatorial district, first Bristol, in . . . 

suijcrior court, adjournment to, naturalization, for 
ATTORNEY. 

.ser\ ice of pr(jcess, for (see Seiivick of Phocess). 

tena defined ....... 

See .'ilso AtI'oHVKVS ,^T LaW. 

ATTORNEY GENERAL, 
in general: 

ab.'^ence, ai)pointnient f)f substitute by court 
advances fruiu treiu^ury to ... . 

certification of need ..... 

statement and \0ucher3 .... 

annual report ...... 

assistants and chief clerk, appointment and comix-iisation 

books, document's, etc., duplicate or obsolete, assistant to In.- meml 

to dispose- (jf . 
cashier, appointment and l)ond ..... 

constitutional provisions affecting (see index to state constitution, i 

county treasurer, may not Ix" . 

department of, general provisions as to . 

election, biennial state, at .... . 

certification ....... 

expenses ........ 

record of vote, transmission, etc. .... 

summons to, on . 

See also index to state constitution, jip. 11 to -4.3. 
laws, proper administration of, et<;., recommendations as to 
legal assistance, emploiTiieut, etc. 
salary ...... 

trawl, no costs for 
powers and duties, in general . 

accounts of county officers, failure to keep, notice to . 
administration after twenty years, notice to, when 
appeals and exceptions, copies in certain cases, to receive 
armories, forfeiture for failure to provide, recovery 

land purchased for, form of conveyance 
attorneys at law, removal ..... 

boiler rules, framing ...... 

Boston harbor, certificate of revocation of license of structures in, 
boxing matches, bonds of licensees, suit on 

unlicensed, information, to file 
cases conducted, annual report 



Chapter 



K-T of 



p. II 



l)oar( 



to 43) 



to record 



77 
77 
77 
110 
77 

i 4 

77 
77 



•J.33 
•J.U 

144 



21s 
.38 

2I0 
o7 

22U 



12 

21) 
29 
29 
12 

12 

30 
12 

35 
12 
54 
54 
55 
54 
54 

12 

12 

12 

2G1 

12 

35 

193 

221 

33 

33 

221 

146 

91 

147 

147 

12 



Section 

11, 13 

13 

13 

197 

3-5, 13 

8. 13 

7, 13 

13 



68 

6 
1 



1 
1 

1 
62 

3 
10 



7(4) 



26 
23 
24 
25 
II 
2, 10 

42 
2 

I 

1-11 

62, 150 

116 

1 

112 

116 

11 

2, 10 

1 

17 

3-11 

47 

5 

40 

39 

45 

40 

2 

16 

34 

45 

11 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



97 



ATTORNEY GENERAL — Continued. Chapter 

powers and duties — Continued. 

charity funds, to enforce appHcation ••-.... 12 

Charles river, protection from polhition, proceedings by . . .111 

commonwealth, claims against, petition to enforce, service .... 258 

claims of, collection, to enforce •■..... 12 

actions, may bring . . . . .12 

departments, officers, etc., of, to appear for, etc. ..... 12 

land, rights, etc., of, infomiation, etc., for intrusions, etc., on . .12 

to appear for .......... 12 

competition, suppression of unlawful ....... 12 

Connecticut and Merrimack rivers, nuisances in, abatement ... 91 

conveyance, et«., of land purchased by armory commissioners, to prescribe form 33 

corporations, assessment insurance companies, proceedings against . .177 

banking, unauthorized, enforcement of penalty ..... 1G7 

banks, publication of facts as to certain ...... 167 

violations of law, etc., by, proceedings ...... 167 

business, penalties against, enforcement . . . . " . . 156 

carriers, common, enforcement of law ....... 159 

co-operative, unlawful use of word, restraint ...... 157 

corporate taxes, infomiation to collect ....... 63 

foreign, recovery of penalties from ....... 181 

fraternal benefit societies ......... 176 

gas and electric companies, enforcement of laws, etc., as to . . . 164 

violations of law, etc., notice to ....... 164 

insurance companies .......... 175 

penalties, recovery of certain ........ 158 

public service, dissolution of certain, foreign companies, controlled by . 181 

unlawful use of name, recovery of penalty ...... 155 

public utilities commission, counsel of, to act under direction of . .25 

railroads, enforcement of penalties against, for violations, crossings, signs at IGO 

discrimination, etc., by . . . . . . . . . 160 

equipment ........... 160 

platform gates .......... 160 

transportation rates, etc. ........ 160 

laws, etc., as to, enforcement ........ 160 

stations, abandonment, etc., information ...... 160 

savings and loan associations, expenses of examination, recovery . . 93 

savings banks, unclaimed deposits in, pajinent to commonwealth . . 168 

stockholders, failure to file list, recovery of penalty .... 155 

street railways, stock, etc., issues by, enforcement of law . . . 161 

taxation, abatement of uncollectable, may recommend .... 63 

stock transfer, recovery by suit, etc. ....... 64 

telephone and telegraph companies, stock issues, enforcement of law . 166 

unauthorized business, proceedings to enjoin ...... 155 

violations of law by, commissioner to report to . . . . .155 

coimsel, not to act as, in certain cases ....... 12 

county commissioners, etc., penalty, recovery from ..... 34 

county treasurers, bonds, form,' to approve ...... 35 

criminal cases, briefs in, copies ........ 280 

capital crimes, in general ......... 12 

trials, notice of indictment to ....... . 212 

reports ........... 12 

competition, suppression of unlawful ....... 12 

death, inquest, may order ......... 38 

dispensaries, violations of certain statutes by, report to . . . .111 

district attorneys, to advise and assist ....... 12 

fugitives from justice, extradition, investigation and report . . . 276 

habeas corpus proceedings, notice to . . . . . . 276 

grand jury, record, delivery to ....... ■ 277 

legislative counsel, etc., prosecutions of . . . . .3 

pardons for, notice to, attendance at hearings by, etc. .... 127 

restraint of trade, combinations, etc., in ...... 12 

witnesses in, summons on request of ...... . 2.33 

writs of error in, notice to, when ........ 250 



Section 

8 

175 

1 

4 

5 

. 3 

7 

3 

10 

12 

45 

9, 12 

13 

5 

5 

62 

39,40 

8 

75 

22 

36,47 

16, 110 

78 

8, 1.59 

42 

10 

5 

7 

145 

209 

160 

167 

209 

252 

128 

34 

41, 42 

23 

30 

71 

9 

5 

11 

2 

30 

22 

3 

5 

6 

7 

11 

10 

8 

56 

6 

12 

14 

10 

49 

153, 154 

10 

1 

11 



98 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ATTORNEY GENERAL — Concluded. Chapter 

powers and duties — Conclud&l. 

disirifM iiltoriR-ys, aid from ...... 

eavesdropping, permits for, may grant .... 

elections, corrupt practice, election petition, di.strict attorney, to 
etc. ........ 

inquests, to attend ....... 

statements of political expenses ..... 

emergency loans, municipal, certain ..... 

eniijloyment certificates, etc., approval of form . 

fees, accountai>ility for ....... 

receipt of certain, forl)i<lden ...... 

fire districts, by-laws, et<'., approval .... 

forestry, gifts, et^-., in aid of, approval of deed, etc. 

fraternal tx^ncfit societies, proceedings against . 

general court, ete., to axivise ...... 

governor and <-ouncil, to advise ..... 

grade crossings, al>olition ...... 

gypsy, etc., moth suppression, fx>naliy on d(lin<|uent town . 
halx^a-s cori)US proceedings, notice of, to 
health, local Ixjards f)f, regulations, etc., to approve . 
in.sane persons, rendition, notice to . 

suppf)rt in state hospitals, suits frjr recovery 
intrusion on commonwealth's lands, infoniiation for 
judgments, slate, for, [HMjr dfhtor proci-cdings.in 
legacy and succession taxes, informal ion fur . . 

lottery prizes, forfeiture ... . . 

Mius.sachus<'tts hospital schrKjl, charges at, suits for recovery . 
metering of metropolitan wjiter, recovery of innalties. informatio 
monopolies, etc., proceetlings against ... 

municipal finance, enforcement of laws 

offices, holding plurality of certain, to recover ix-naliy for . 
parade groiuids anil ranges .... 

prostitution, abatement of pla<-es of . 

quo warranto, information in nalun- of, inU'rveiiiinu by 
corjxiration, etc., against, service of cop\- on . 
officeholders, infonnations against, juri.<diction 
reforestation, etc., land purchases for, approval of title, etc. 
restraint of trade, combinations, etc., in . 

retirement boards, etc., violations of law by, pre.<entation of fact.- 
rivers, harbors, etc., land court proceedings afTecting. notice to 
securities ovcrilue, account to . 

sheriffs' Ixinds, to enforce forleilure for failure to give 
taxation, abatement of certain illegal, to approve 
collectors, tielimiuont, proceedings against 
commissioner of corporations and, opinions to 
incomes, partnership, etc., agreements, enforcement 
trust estates, agreement as to tax, approval 
town by-laws, to approve ...... 

trea-surer, state, to sue on bond of . 

trustees, bonds of certain, to enforce .... 

vessels, etc., illegally breaking up, etc., recovery of penalty for 
for ..... 

warehouse, public, luilawful maintenance of, information for 

water supply, etc., pollution of, notice to . 

waterways, violation of laws, information for 

welfare, general ....■•• 

white pine blister rust, compensation for damages by, award 
witnesses for commonwealth, may summon 

women and c'.iildren, employment of. form of notice, e 
prove ........ 

■wrecks, actions for expense of removing .... 

writ of entry against conmionwealth, service on 

See also Commonwk.\i.th, departments, boards, commissions, etc., ofEcera 
and employees. 



Section 



. 


12 


27 


. 272 


99 


designate. 




55 


37 


55 


40 


55 


23, 24 


44 


7 


. 149 


89 


12 


29 


12 


30 


4S 


77 


132 


•> 


176 


30, 47 


12 


9 


12 


9 


l.V.> 


65, 69, 76 


I.T2 


17 


24S 


17 


111 


31 


123 


108 


123 


96 


245 


1. 2 


224 


67 


t>5 


14. 33, 34 


271 


14 




121 


31 


for . 


'.•2 


29, .30 




93 


3, 5. 12, 13 




44 


59 




30 


22 




,33 


42,45 




13!) 


6-12 




2 40 


9 




249 


7 




249 


12 


132 


10 


12 


10 


to . 32 


35, 36 




1S5 


39 




10 


9 




37 


7 




58 


27 




58 


8 




58 


1 




62 


1 




62 


16 




40 


32 




10 


3 




203 


7 


informatioi 








91 


49 




. 105 


2 




111 


159 




91 


67 




12 


10 




128 


23 




. 277 


68 


c, to ap 


- 






. 149 


75 




91 


42 




. 245 


10 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



99 



ATTORNEYS AT LAW. 

admission, attorneys from other states, etc. 
petition for examination . 

fees ...... 

general education, requirements of 
proof of ..... 

records ..... 

evidence, as ... . 

agreements as to actions, writing required 

assignment as counsel in criminal cases 

attorney, term defined 
corporations not to act as, penalty 

exceptions . . . 

damages, claims for, soliciting employment to prosecute, forbidden 

disqualification for violation 
deceit, malpractice, etc., liability for 

removal for ..... 
defendant, of, name to accompany mittimus 
demands for collection, not to buy 
demurrer, certificate on . 
disbarment ..... 

attorney general, duty as to . 

practice after, penalty 

records ...... 

evidence, as ... . 

insane clients in institutions, visits to . 

judgment debt for money collected, arrest on 

jury service, exempt from . 

libraries, law, organization by 

lien for fees ..... 

dissolution by bond 

See also Liens. 
oaths of office ..... 
parties to suits, management of suits for 
payment to client, penalty for failure to make 
powers and duties, divorce cases, investigators of 

execution, may direct mode of levy on, when 

judgment, notice of . . . 

penalties, appointment to recover 

probate court, may enter appearance, etc, 

receipts, notice of, to 
records as to . 
removal .... 

attorney general, duty as to 

practice after, penalty 

records 

evidence, as 
sheriff, etc., not to act as, penalty 
solicitation of law busine.ss by non-attorneys 
suits decided as judge, etc., not to act in 
suits, management, parties, by 

persons specially authorized, by 
trial justices not to act as, when . 
unauthorized practice of law, penalty . 
ATTORNMENT. 

bailee in possession of goods sold, by . 
AUBURN. 

central district court of Worcester, in district of 
congressional district, fourth, in . 
medical examiner district, eleventh Worcester, in 
senatorial district, fourth Worcester, in 
AUCTIONEERS. 

accounts of goods sold, etc. ...... 

bankrupt, etc., stock, false representation of goods as, penalty, etc 



Chapter 


Section 


221 


39 


221 


37 


221 


37 


221 


36 


278 


7 


221 


42 


221 


42 


231 


72 


j 277 


47-49, 55, 56 


\278 


16 


4 


7(4) 


221 


40 


221 


46, 47 


221 


43 


221 


44 


221 


40 


221 


40 


279 


35 


220 


8 


231 


18 


221 


40 


221 


40 


221 


41 


221 


42 


221 


42 


123 


97 


224 


2, 6 


234 


1 


78 


2 


221 


50 


255 


32,33 


221 


38 


221 


48 


221 


51 


208 


16 


235 


28 


221 


21 


280 


3 


215 


42 


221 


20 


221 


42 


221 


40 


221 


40 


221 


41 


221 


42 


221 


42 


221 


45 


221 


41 


221 


52 


221 


48 


221 


49 


219 


14 


221 


41 



106 

218 
57 
38 
57 

100 
100 



32(3) 

1 
1 
1 
3 

4 
11 



100 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



; Pawnbrokers; 



AUCTIONEERS — Concluded. 

liiiiifl ...... 

false statc'incnts as to goods, penalty, etc 

fire, false representation of goods as saved from, penalty, etc. 

fraud, etc., penalty ..... 

hawker, etc., holding license, sales by, regulated 
horses, sick, etc., sale by .... 

licenses, issue by towns .... 

conditions, granting upon 

fees ....... 

licensing authority, temi defined 

revocation, etc. ..... 

term ....... 

town clerks to sign .... 

where may be exorcised .... 

without, acting, ijcnsilty .... 
minors, penalty for selling goods received from 

sales of goods by, regulated 

no implied warranty in, when . 
sheriffs, etc., acting as, fee .... 

sales by, not afTected by certain laws as to 
tenants, liable for unlicensed sales 
treble damages, when lial)le for 
where nia.\' sell, penalties .... 

AUCTIONS. 

See AucTioNEKRs; Innholder-s a.vd Co.mmox Victuallers; 
Sales of Personal Pkopeht'* . 
AUDIT. 

immicipiil accounts of ('>(•>■ Mi MCirAL Fi.nance). 
AUDITA QUERELA, WRIT OF. 
damages, recoverable, when 
endorsement for costs 
imprisonment, release from 
bond .... 

injunction, court may issue 
judgment as bar. when 
proceedings on . 
purposes .... 

recognizance for debts, after wrongful execution on 
AUDITORS. 

city and town (see City and Town Auditors). 

corporation reports, verification by ....... 

See also .\rr)iTORs ANn Ma.steus; Auditor. State. 
AUDITORS AND MASTERS. 

in general, commonwealth, petition to enforce claims against, appointment 
corruption of. penalties .... 

judgment on report of, interest on . 
reports of. filing ..... 

witnesses before, non-attendance as contempt 
oaths, etc.. may administer to 
warrant to compel attendance of . 
auditors, appointment, etc., in ci^'il actions . 

betterment assessments, on petitions for abatement of 
compensation ...... 

costs, taxed in, when ..... 

default of party, judgment on, etc. . 

discharge for cause ..... 

discontinuance of action, reference to, as affecting 
district courts, appointment in . . . 

eminent domain, assessment of damages for takings by, in 
findings, regulated . 
gypsy, etc., moth cases, in 
hearings before 

assignment by court 
notice to parties . 



Chapter 


Section 


UK) 


.3 


UtO 


11 


1(K) 


11 


100 


12 


101 


29 


272 


78 


100 


2 


100 


8 


100 


2,6 


100 


1 


100 


2 


100 


2 


100 


2 


100 


5,6 


100 


10 


100 





/ 100 


4-12 


\ 106 


23 


106 


15 


•262 


8 


100 


13 


100 


7 


100 


11 


100 


6,6 



249 
231 
249 
249 
249 
249 
249 
249 
256 



156 



258 
268 
235 
221 
2.33 
233 
233 
221 

80 
221 
221 
221 
221 
231 
221 

79 
221 
132 
221 
221 
221 



42-48 
3 
3 
1 
2 
1 
1 
9 



49 



2 
13, 14 

8 
62 

5 
14 

6 
56 

9 
61 
61 
68 
59 
140 
56 
22 
56 
20 
58 
60 
58 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



101 



AUDITORS AND MASTERS — Conclitded. Chapter 

auditors — Concluded, 

insurance companies, mutual fire, assessments, relative to 

nonsuit of plaintiff, reference to, as affecting 

probate courts, in . 

report, filing of . . . 

recommittal 
rulings, statement of 
traveling expenses, allowance . 
masters (see, infra, special masters), 
masters in chancery, appointment, term, etc. 

fee for commission ..... 
compensation, etc., by award of court 
expiration of commission, completion of business 
powers and duties, arrest in civil process, recognizance before 

attachments, approval of bond to dissolve 

bail, bonds in civil cases, approval 
may admit to . 

liens, dissolution of, approval of bond 

recovery of property held under, approval of bond 

replevin bonds, approval of sureties 

fees ........ 

traveling expenses, allowance .... 

vessels, etc., attachment ..... 

See also Arrest; Bail. 
special masters, compensation, etc. .... 

reports of, filing ....... 

special cases, in, election petition, reference to, restricted 

monopolies, proceedings to restrain 

registration of title to land, reference to examiner of title as 
traveling expenses, allowance ...... 

See also Auditor, State; City and Town Auditors. 
AUDITOR, STATE, 
in general: 

annual report, abstract to general court .... 

contents ......... 

appeal from decisions of commissioner of corporations and taxation, board of 
to be member of . ... 

books and accounts, examination .... 

budget, deputy to assist with, appointment, etc. 

clerk, first, accountant, bookkeeper, etc., appointment 

constitutional pro\'isions affecting (see index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 4.3) 

department under supervision of 

deputy, first, appointment, duties, etc 

second, appointment, duties, etc. 
designated, how 
election, biennial 

certification of result . 

expenses .... 

record of vote for, transmission, etc 

summons to, on . 

See also index to state constitution, pp. 1 1 to 43. 
par of exchange for accounts, etc., of, established 
regulations, etc., by governor and council, subject to . 
salary and bond ........ 

supervisor of accounts and assistant, appointment, duties, etc 
vacancy, etc., in office ....... 

powers and duties, in general ...... 

accounts, departmental, etc., form, to prescribe 

advances from state treasury, metropolitan pay rolls, etc., for 

rules, etc., as to, to make ...... 

See also State Finance. 
advertisements of legislative hearings .... 

armories, etc., allowances for certain .... 

assurance fund, land registration, payments from 
banks, insolvent, unclaimed moneys ..... 



Section 



175 


84 


231 


140 


221 


67 


221 


62 


221 


59 


221 


56 


221 


61 


221 


53 


30 


13 


221 


55 


221 


54 


224 


19 


223 


120-127 


226 


4 


276 


57 


255 


33,34 


255 


37 


247 


14, 15 


247 


16 


221 


65 


223 


44 


221 


65 


221 


62 


55 


37 


93 


4-7 


185 


43 


221 


55 



11 


13 


11 


14, 15 


6 


21 


11 


12 


11 


5 


11 


6 


11 


1 


11 


2 


11 


3 


4 


7 (32) 


54 


62, 1.50 


54 


116 


55 


1 


54 


112 


54 


116 


29 


33 




12 




1 




4,8 




2,3 




7 




8 


92 


99 


29 


23 


3 


35 


33 


50 


185 


103 


167 


21 



102 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



AUDITOR, STATE — Continued. 
powers and duties — Continued. 

bills, vouchers, etc., deposit with ..... 
bonds, registered, issue in place of coupon, certification upon 

serial payments of annual, amount necessarj- for, state treasurer to 
to 

state officers, etc., of, amount of certain, to fix 

wardens, etc., of state ix-nal institutions, of, amount, to fi 
budget, preparation ...... 

burial of soldiers, et<;., state reimbursement for . 

claims against commonwealth, affidavits as to. may re(iuire 

certification of amount due ..... 

oath, may require ...... 

contracts, copies to lie filed with .... 

cori>oration taxes illegally exacted 

debts, etc., due to and from conmionwealth, accounts 

deer, wild, damages by, pajTncnt . . 

departments, etc., state, accounts, etc.. audit 

emitioyees, state, lists of . 

expenditures in excess of appropriations 

exix-nses, duplicate copies of estimates 

taljulation ........ 

firemen, allowance to families of certain 

fisheries and game, division of. records, etc., auditing 

g>'psy, ('U\, motii suppre.-<sion, reimbursement of cities and towns 

hunting and fishing liceirsos, municipal records of, auditing, etc. 

income tax lK)oks and account.^, may insjx'ct, wlien 

in(|uests, l)ili for report of evidence at <'ertain, sent to 

insane patients, bills for board .... 

insurance companies, in.solvent .... 

legislative cmnmittees, expenses .... 

Massacliusetts agricultural college, accounts 

Massachusetts nautical school, riMiuisition for cruis-s . 

Massacliusetts training .■schools, i)on(ls of BUiH-rintendenls, sum of, to fi 

military, etc., pay officers, vouchers, etc. . 

motor vehicles, commonwealth, of, records of u.s; 

fees, rebate ....... 

hearings, fees of witnesses ..... 
nomiid sciiool principals, Ixjnds .... 

notes for money borrowed, etc.. to countersign 
paupers, state, accounts of towns as to . 

pajTnents from state treasun*-, certific-ation 

penal institutions, state, certification of expenses 
printing, state ...... 

prisoners, aid to discharged, exjx'nditures, approval 
prison-made goods, list of, conmii.ssioner of correction to send to 
prisons, industries at, receipts from .... 

public administrators, deposit^s by .... 

railroad cro.ssings, grade, alxjlition of, pa>Tticnts by towns 
receipts and expenditures, public, accounts of. to keep 
registered bonds, issue in place of coupon, certification 
salary increases, certain, effective on notice to . 
savings banks, unclaimed deposits, repajinent . 
school fund, accounts, to keep .... 

state and military aid. reimbursement of towns 

employees, list, to furnish ..... 

hospitals, payment, etc., of bills .... 

infirmary, bond of superintendent, amount 
supervisor of administration, to furnish list of officials, ete., to 
transfer of unexpended receipts from sale of bonds 
transfers, accounts, Ix-tween ..... 

appropriations, to insufficient .... 

treasurer, state, books, etc., to examine 
vouchers to oe filed with ..... 



Chapter 



Section 



certify 



11 


10 


29 


58 


29 


50 


30 


15 


125 


3,5 


29 


5, 6 


115 


20 


11 


7 


29 


IS 


29 


61 


11 


10 


ca 


78 


11 


11 


i.ii 


67 


11 


12 


7 


10 


29 


26 


29 


3 


29 


5 


4,s 


83 


130 


10 


132 


14 


131 


12 


02 


32 


3.S 


11 


123 


17 


175 


178 


3 


38 


7.5 


6 


74 


61 


12(1 


8 


33 


165, 243 


30 


36 


90 


2 


90 


28 


73 


4 


29 


48 


122 


19 


11 


7 


29 


18 


125 


.54 


11 


7,9 


127 


161 


127 


57 


127 


71 


194 


17 


1.j9 


78 


11 


11 


29 


58 


30 


47 


168 . 


43 


11 


11 


115 


15 


62 


34 


123 


32 


122 


4 


7 


10 


29 


56 


29 


29 


6 


8 


11 


12 


29 


20 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



103 



128 
3 



148 
98 



AUDITOR, ST AT'E — Concluded. Chapter 

powers and duties — Concluded. 

white pine blister rust, damage, awards certified to . 

witnesses before Kcneral court, returns to, as to pajTiients .... 
See also Commonwealth, departments, boards, commissions, etc., officers 
and employees; State Finance. 
AUTOMATIC SPRINKLERS. 

buildiiifis, certain, to l)c (-(luipped with, penalties ...... 

AUTOMATIC WEIGHING MACHINES. 

testing, etc. ........ 

AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION, MASSACHUSETTS STATE. 

See Massachusett-s State Auto.mobile A.ssociation. 
AUTOMOBILES. 

See Motor Vehicle9. 
AUTOPSY. 

bodies of persons dying in certain institutions, on . 

fees, salaried police officers, etc., not to receive, as witnesses, etc. 

medical examiners, by, regulated ..... 

AUTREFOIS ACQUIT. 

bar to subsequent prosecution, when ..... 

form of plea ......... 

plea in murder in duel out of state ..... 
AUTREFOIS CONVICT. 

form of plea ......... 

plea in murder in duel out of state ..... 
AVIATORS AND AVIATION. 

See Aircraft. 
AVOIRDUPOIS POUND. 

See Weights and Measures. 
AVON. 

congressional district, fourteenth, in . 

district court of southern Norfolk, in district of . 

medical examiner district, fifth Norfolk, in . 

senatorial district, Norfolk, in ..... . 

AWARD. 

See Arbitration and Award. 
AWNINGS. 

public ways, on, over, etc., permits for .... 

AYER. 

congressional district, fifth, in ..... . 

first district court of northern Middlesex held at . 

medical examiner district, tenth Middlesex, in . . . 

senatorial district, seventh Middlesex, in ... . 



113 

262 
38 

263 

277 
265 

277 
265 



67 

218 

38 

57 



85 

67 

218 

38 

67 



Section 

23 

38 



36, 38, 39, 51 
46 



5 

60 

6 

7.8 

76 

5 

75 
6 



1 
1 
1 
3 



8.9 

1 
1 
1 
3 



B 



BABCOCK MACHINES. 

See Milk and Cream. 
BACK BAY LANDS. 

action by state to recover 
BACK FIRES. 

forest wardens may set ..... 

lines for, preparation, etc. ..... 

BACTERIOLOGICAL LABORATORIES. 

Sec Laboratories, Bacteriological. 
BADGES. 

county police to wear ..... 

firewards to wear ...... 

fish and game wardens, etc., of . 

wearing by another, penalty .... 

police, fire department, etc., of, unlawful use, penalty 

railroad employees to wear ..... 

railroad, etc., police to wear .... 

recording of certain ...... 



unlimited ........ 260 



48 
48 



147 
48 
130 
130 
268 
160 
159 
110 



31 

9 

24 



8 
2 
2 
3 

35 
177 

92 
8,9 



104 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BADGES — Concluded. 

state police may carry, when 
state prison, etc., officers to wear 
See also 1nsignl\. 
BAGGAGE. 

cuiiiiaon carriers of, electric railroads as 

street railways as . 
injury to, while loadinR, etc., penalty 
railroads, transportation by, bicycles as 
checks ... 

mileage tickets, under . 
storage .... 

unclaimed, disp<j.sal 
See also Hoteuh, Louoing and Bo.^rding Housk.s 
Victualler.^; Railroads. 
BAGS. 

coal, coke, etc., for, po.ssession of illeKal, i>enalty. destruction 
sale of, in, regulated ...... 

prosecution, penalty ...... 

BAIL. 

civil cases, in: 

aiMciidineiits as afTecting sureties 

arrested on mesne process, defendant may give 

bond, taken by .... 

appeal, transmission on 

approval ..... 

fee of magistrate 
biniling force .... 

filing ...... 

fonn and contents 
scire faciius suit on 

costs, debtor to pay, when 
pajTiient by bail 

inferior courts, in . 

service of writ 
limitation of action 
surrender of debtt)r, in court 
out of court 
sureties on, amendnjents as afTecting 
discharge, death of principal, by 
oath of del)tor, by 
surreniler of principal. b>' 
examination .... 

fee of magistrate for 
obligation .... 

support of principal, lialiility for 
two required .... 
death of principal, discharge of sureties 
failure to give, dcliverj- to jailer 
fraud, imprisonment for, not released upon 
inferior courts, in actions before 
manner of taking . 
officer's fee .... 
poor debtor's oath, etc., discharges sureties 
support of principal, bail, by . 
plaintiff, by . . . 

surrender of principal 
commitment upon 
court, in . 

officer to attend in lower . 

fees .... 

proceedings in lower 

jailer, to . 

proceedings upon 



Chapter 
. 147 



I.V.VHOLDERS A.N'D Co 



MMG.N 



162 
161 

2f)G 
160 
160 
1.59 
160 
135 



Section 
2 

8 



14 
53 
1.36 
196 
194 
IS 
195 
1-t 



94 


249 


94 


241-243 


94 


248 


231 


138 


226 


1 


226 


2 


226 


6 


22G 


4 


262 


23 


226 


5 


226 


6 


226 


2 


226 


8 


224 


35 


226 


11, 16 


21S 


20 


226 


18 


21S 


20 


226 


8 


226 


9. 17 


226 


12 17 


231 


r.'.H 


226 


11 


224 


22 


226 


9-25 


226 


3 


262 


23 


226 


7 


226 


24, 25 


226 


3 


226 


11 


224 


19 


226 


1 


226 


18-22 


226 


2 


262 


8 


224 


22 


226 


24, 25 


226 


23, 25 


226 


9-25 


226 


10 


226 


9, 17, 19 


226 


19 


226 


22 


262 


14 


226 


20,21 


226 


12, 13 


226 


14, 15 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



105 



to federal constitution, 
ion, pp. 11 to 43), 



BAIL — Continued. 

civil cases, in — Concluded. 

surrender of principnl — Concluded. 
original action, in 
scire facias action, in 

costs, payment 
support, jail, in . 
time allowed to procure 
See also Arrest, cixnl process, on; Recognizaxces. 
criminal cases, in: 

admission to, adjournment of examination, etc., pending 
after conviction, etc., special provision for Suffolk 
bail commissioners, by 

fees 
by whom authorized 
clerks of courts, by 

constitutional provisions affecting (see index 
1 to 10, and index to state constitut 
district attorney, notice of application to 
habeas corpus proceedings, in 
higher court, held for, on probable cause 
pending trial in ... . 

justices of courts, by . 

no fee, in Suffolk .... 

out of court, in Suffolk 
justices of the peace, by certain designated 
fees ...... 

magistrates authorized 

term defined ..... 

master in chancery, by . . . 

mittimus, person held under 

notice to officer .... 

notice, etc., to officer if amount not fixed 
Sunday, may be taken on . 
trial justices, by . 

no fee, when ..... 

appeal to superior court, pending 

arrested persons, arrest in another county, proceeding 
recognizance . .... 

return, etc. ..... 

forfeiture of, bar to further . 
further appearance, recognizance for 
default on, proceedings 
failure to furnish, committal, etc. 
superior court, held for 
bail commissioners, appointment and powers 
fees ....... 

district attorney, notice to . . . 

return of recognizance to . . . 

review of judgment on forfeited recognizance, 
suits on recognizance by . 
fees, examination of sureties, for 
justices not to receive, in Suffolk . 
justices of the peace .... 

misdemeanors, arrests for 
trial justices to receive none, when 
forfeited, disposition of, bastardy cases, in 
desertion, etc., cases, in . . . 

money, bank books, etc., deposited 
sheriff, payable to, when ... 
county treasurer to receive, from 
suffering escape, chargeable with 
suit by treasurer .... 

Suffolk, in . 
forfeiture of, bar to further 
process against sureties 



s if not bailed 



service on 



Chapter 



226 
220 
226 
226 
224 



276 
276 
276 
262 
276 
276 



pp. 



276 
248 
276 
276 
276 
276 
276 
218 
262 
276 
276 
276 
276 
276 
276 
276 
276 
219 
278 
276 
276 
276 
276 
276 
276 
276 
276 
276 
262 
276 
276 
276 
12 
262 
276 
262 
262 
219 
273 
273 
276 
280 
280 
280 
280 
280 
276 
276 



Section 



17 

9 

16 

23-25 

19 



35 

60 

57, 60, 82 

23. 24 

57, 82 

57 



59, 60, 62 

21, 22, 25 
42 
42 
57 
63 
60 
36 
24 
57 
82 
57, 59 
57 
58 
58 
64 
67 
7 
18 
31 
29 
30 
67 
35 
36 
37 
42 

57, 60, 82 
24 

59, 60, 62 

66 

77 

28 

23 

63 

24 

24 

7 

18 

6 

80, 81 

11 

11 

12 

13 

11 

67 

71, 74 



106 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BAIL — Concluded. 

criminal cases, in — Concluded. 
fugitives from justice 

lockup, commitment to, on failure to give 
money, bank books, bonds, etc., deposit of, principal, by 
motor vehicle cases 
surety, in lieu of ... . 

return on surrender 
sale on default .... 
disposal of excess 
surety, by . 

process omitted in ca.se of default 
return to .... 

motor vehicle cases, cash deposit in lieu of 
new, after surrender of principal 
person.s held in default of, trial at c\\i\ sitting of superior court 
probation officer, surrendered by, effect 
recognizance, actions on, arrests in, no certificate required 
district attorneys to bring 
irregularities not to defeat 
judgment, rendition of 

review 
process against obligors 
return day, m superior court 
trial at criminal sittings 
award of forfeiture out of penalty . 
certification and return, by magistrate 

loss of fee for delay . 
condition ..... 

appeals to sui>erior court, in case of 
default on, bar to further bail 
proceedings . . 

appearance in lower court, for 
remission of penalty after 
reduction of, by supreme judicial or .superior court 
remission of penalty after default 
rules of court as to ... 

SufTolk county, special provisions as to 
summoned defendant, surety dispensed witli, when 
sureties, certificate of . . . 

monej', bank books, etc., deposit in lieu of 
default of, action and judgment against 
process against 
voluntary pa.NTiient on 
See also, supra, recognizance, 
deposit by principal in lieu of 

disposal ..... 
exoneration, satisfaction of injured party, in case of 
surrender of principal, by . 
without surrender, when 
fee for examination 
money, bank books, etc., deposit by 

return to .... 

rejection, effect in Suffolk county . 
surrender of principal 

exoneration of surety without 
treason not bailable 
trial, after limit of time for 
writ of error, pentling 
habeas corpus proceedings, in 
proceedings against children . 
Sec also .\rhest; Recogxiz.'U^CES. 
BAIL COMMISSIONERS. 
See Bail, criminal cases, in. 



Chapter 



Section 



deposit, in 



276 


17 


40 


34 


90 


21 


276 


79 


276 


81 


276 


80 


276 


81 


276 


67,61 


276 


71 


276 


68-70 


90 


21 


276 


68 


212 


29 


276 


67 


224 


16 


12 


28 


276 


75 


276 


74 


276 


76-78 


276 


71 


212 


22 


212 


22 


276 


73 


276 


66 


262 


63 


276 


65 


278 


18 


276 


67 


276 


71 


276 


36 


276 


69 


276 


58 


276 


69 


270 


57 


276 


60, 62. 63 


270 


27 


276 


61 


276 


61 


276 


74 


276 


71 


276 


72 


276 


79 


276 


80,81 


276 


55 


276 


68, 69 


276 


70 


262 


23 


276 


57,61 


276 


68-70 


276 


60 


276 


68, 69, 81 


276 


70 


264 


1 


277 


72 


250 


11 


248 


18-22, 25 


119 


66-69 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



107 



BAILMENTS AND BAILEES. 

attachment of bailed floods .... 

attonuiient of bailee in possession of goods sold 
delivery to bailee as passing title, sales act, under 
interpleader petitions by bailee .... 

di.strict courts, jurisdiction .... 
lien of bailee, dissolution of certain 

priority over conditional vendor, etc. 
See also Att.\chment of Property; Bills of Lading; 
Liens; Negotiaulb Documents of Title; 



Chapter 


Section 


. 223 


72, 73 


. 106 


32 (3) 


106 


21 


. 231 


41 


. 218 


19 


. 255 


34 


. 255 


35 



Carriers, Common; 
Sales of Personal 



Property; Warehousemen, Public; Warehouse Receipts. 
BAIT. 

scallops for, taking, near Nantucket, regulated 

scent«d, trapping with, ixjnalized, when 

shellfish, taking for . 

shiners, taking for, how .... 
BAKERIES. 

animal.s, fowl, etc., barred from . 

closing of unfit, hearing, appeal . 

clothes, changing, etc., in, rooms for 

construction, alteration, etc., of, regulated 

contagious diseases in, prevention, penalty 

definitions ...... 

disea.sed per.sons, employment barred . 
drainage facilities ..... 
employees, one day's rest in seven law, as afTecting 

physical condition ..... 
equipment, approval by local boards of health 

arrangement, etc. ..... 

flies, protection against .... 

lighting 

lounging, etc., upon tables, etc., in, prohibited 
penalties ....... 

permits to new, refusal by local boards of health, appeals, etc 
plans, etc., of new, approval by local boards of health 
plumbing, to have .... 

regulations ..... 

sleeping places for employees in . 

statutes, certain, as to, printing and posting 

Sunday sales by .... 

tenement house laws, regulated under . 

toilet facilities 

use regulated, penalty 

ventilation 

walls and ceiling, plastering, etc 

water closets in 

See also Bre.'Vd and B.\kery Products 
BAKERS. 

.^cc Bakeries. 
BAKERY PRODUCTS. 

Sec 15uf:ad .vxd Bakery Pkodicts. 
BAKING POWDER. 

sale regulated, penalty 
BALLAST. 

i^hoaling of harbors wnth, penalty 

weighing of vessels transporting . 
BALLOONS. 

firo, penalty for liberating ......•••• 148 

BALLOT BOXES. 

See Elections. 
BALLOT LAW COMMISSION, STATE. 

appointment, etc. .......•■•• 6 



130 


80 


131 


61 


130 


80. 84, 136, 138 


130 


75 




42 




47 




41 




34, 36-38, 40, 46 




5. 10 




1 




39 




44,45 




40 




50 




43-45 




48 




34 




40 




40 




42 




38,49 




48 




48 




40 




37,39 




35 




37 


136 


6 


144 


75 


145 


4 


111 


40,43 


94 


2^, 10 


111 


40 


111 


34 


111 


40 



94 

102 
102 



11 

17 

&-14 

66 



29 



108 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BALLOT LAW COMMISSION, STATi^ — Concluded 
compensation and expenses .... 

confidential employee for ..... 
governor and council, under .... 

oaths, may administer ..... 

powers and duties, ballot boxes, voting machines, etc., approval, etc. 
regulations for use of . 

objections to state nominations .... 

voting machine examiners, state board of, to constitute 
public office, etc., members not to hold 
witnesses, may summon ...... 

S(<' also Elections. 
BALLOTS. 

See Elections. 
BALLS. 

masked, penalty ....... 

See also Golf Balls. 
BALUSTRADES. 

.'^oe BriLDiNGS. 
BAND CONCERTS. 

metropolitan parks, in ..... . 

towns may appropriate for ..... 

BANDS. 

S'c Militia. 
BANK BILLS AND NOTES. 
in general: 

indictments, description in 
counterfeit, seizure and destruction 
execution, subject to . 
forging, etc., of, penalty 

evidence .... 

passing, penalty 

po.ssession, etc., penalty . 

prosecutors, compen.sation 

search warrants 

testimony of jjresident, etc., of bank dispcnsefl with, when 

tools for, making, etc., penalty 
fractional currency, circulation as, penalty 
fraudulently connecting parts of, penalty 
gathering up of, maliciously, to injure business, etc., penalty 
paper designed for, larceny, penalty 

fraudulent retention by printer, penalty 
search warrants for forged . 

shop bill or advertisement resembling, making, etc., penalty 
wilful injury to, penalty 
worthless, not current, possession, penalty 

seizure and destruction . 

uttering, penalty .... 
pro.<t>cutors, comp>ensation 
BANK BOOKS. 

deposit for bail ..... 

lost ....... 

See also B.vnxs and B.vnkixg, co-operative banks, savings banks, trust com- 
panies (savings department). 
BANKERS. 

Sec Ban-ks and Baxkixo. 
BANK INCORPORATION, BOARD OF. 

See Bankin'(; axd Insukaxce, Dei'artmkxt of. 
BANKING AND INSURANCE, DEPARTMENT OF. 
in general : 

annual report, mortgage loan investment companies, as to . 

commissioners to act as board, when ....... 

false reports, etc., to, penalty ......... 

organization ............ 



Chapter 


Section 


6 


31 


30 


7 


6 


17 


6 


32 


54 


32,33 


54 


37 


53 


12 


54 


32 


6 


30 


6 


32 



140 



92 
40 



173 
26 

268 
26 



185 



53 
6 (26) 



277 


23 


267 


30 


2.35 


33 


267 


8 


267 


14 


267 


10. 1 1 


267 


9, 12 


267 


31 


276 


1-8 


267 


14 


267 


13 


267 


23 


267 


24 


267 


26 


266 


42 


266 


43 


276 


1-8 


267 


29 


267 


25 


267 


27 


267 


30 


267 


28 


267 


31 


276 


57,01,68,71, 




79-81 


167 


20 



16 
1 
6 

1-12 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



109 



BANKING AND INSURANCE, DEPARTMENT OF — Continued. 
divisions of, in gcncMal: 

commissioners in charge of . 
establishment ... 

banks and loan agencies, division of, in general: 
commissioner of banks to have charge of 

department, treated as, for certain purposes 

employees, appointment, bonds, etc. . 
establishment ..... 
expenses ..... 

bank incorporation, board of, composition 
division, to serve in . 

filing of documents with, co-operative banks, articles of 
notice of intention to form . 

credit unions, notice of intention to form 



Chapter 



Section 



savings banks, articles of organization 

notice of intention to form .... 

trust companies, list of stockholders 

notice of intention to form .... 

powers and duties, co-operative banks, incorporation 
credit unions, assent to formation 
foreign banks, certificate of authority to . 
savings banks, incorporation .... 

trust companies, branch offices, authorization . 
business, certificate authorizing, issue . 
fiduciaries, to act as, authorization 
public convenience, etc., certificate of . 
commissioner of banks, appointment, salary, etc. 
assistants, appointment, bond .... 

bank incorporation, member of board of, to be 
bond ....... 

court review of decisions of, counsel fees, etc., in liquidation pr 



ings 



exammation 



license 



foreign bond and investment company, suspension of 
taking possession of banks, application to restrain 
deputy as supervisor of loan agencies 
employees, exempt from civil service laws . 
expenses ....... 

fees, accountants, public, examination and registration 
renewal of certificate ..... 

bond and investment companies, foreign, expenses of 
co-operative banks, audit .... 

depositaries other than banks, license 

savings and loan associations, audit 

savings banks, audit ..... 

small loans, persons engaged in business of making, 
trust companies, audit ..... 

filing of documents with, banks, in general, reports 
foreign, annual returns .... 

bond and investment companies, annual statement 

foreign, certificate of deposit 
co-operative banks, annual reports . 

by-laws, copy of ..... 

petition for consolidation .... 

credit unions, annual reports .... 

General Insurance Guaranty Fund, annual statement of treasurer 
mortgage loan investment companies, annual returns 
savings and loan associations, report of examination 
savings banks, annual reports .... 

insurance departments of, annual statements 

unclaimed deposits, statements of . . 

small loans, persons engaged in business of making, statement and power 

of attorney for service of process ...... 



organizatio 



license 



oceed 



26 


1 


26 


1 


26 


1 


29 


1 


30 


1 


26 


3 


26 


1 


26 


3 


26 


5 


26 


5 


170 


5 


170 


3 


171 


3 


172 


8 


168 


10 


168 


8 


172 


11 


172 


8 


170 


3 


171 


2 


167 


37 


168 


8 


172 


45 


172 


11 


172 


56 


172 


8 


26 


2 


26 


3 


26 


6 


26 


2 


167 


30 


174 


7 


167 


33 


26 


4 


31 


5 


26 


3 


93 


36 


93 


37 


174 


4 


170 


47 


169 


3 


93 


34 


168 


19 


140 


102 


172 


27-29 


167 


7 


167 


37 


174 


5 


174 


1 


170 


44 


170 


6 


170 


45 


171 


25 


178 


30 


173 


15 


93 


34 


168 


26 


178 


29 


168 


27 



140 



104 



no 



IXDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BANKING AND INSURANCE, DEPARTMENT OF — Continued. 
divisions of — Continued. 

banks and loan agencies, division of — Continued. 

coinmiHsioricr of Ijuuka — • Continual. 
filing of documents with — Concluded. 
trust companies, annual returns 

articles of organization .... 

reports of annual examinations 
powers and duties, accountants, public, registration 
annual report, banks, in general 

co-operative banks .... 

savings and loan associations 

savings bank life insurance ... 

savings banks, returns of unclaimed deposits 

small loan.s, business of making 

trust companies ..... 

appointments in divi.sion .... 

banks, supcrN-ision, in general 

books, reports, etc., form, etc. 

examination ...... 

foreign (see, infra, foreign banks). 

insolvent (see. infra, liijuidation of insolvent, etc., banks). 

loans, excessive, appraisal, etc. ..... 

officers, i)«>tition for removal, when ... 

unauthorized, examination, injunction, etc. . 

violations of law by, report, taking po.sse.ssion, etc. 

See also n.wKS .wn IJ.\.\kiN(J. 
bond and in%'estment companies. suiHTvision, etc. 

See also Bond a.vd Iwestme.vt Cd.mi'.v.nies. 

bonds, certain, ai)proval, etc. 

collection agencies, Iwnds, approval, etc. 
CO-oiJ<Tative banks, in general 

a>!sislant treasurer, provision for, approval 

bonds, certain officers, of, approval, et<'. 

borrowing by certain, approval 

branch oflices, appnjval ... 

building, bank, investment in, approval 

consolidation, ajjproval .... 

examination and audit .... 

foreign bank, license, revocation . . 

pa.vraents for deferred withdrawals and matured shares 

real estate acquirefl by foreclosure, etc., time for sale, extension 

reports, form of, to prescrilx; . 

general court, to ..... . 

shares, certain, retirement ..... 
credit unions, supervision, etc. .... 

Sec also Credit Unions. 
depo.sitaries other than banks, supervision 

See also B.\nks .\nd B.\nking. 
di\"ision, to have charge of . 
foreign banks, super^^sion ..... 

examination, access, etc. ..... 

injunction and receiver, petition for 
liquidation of insolvent, etc., banLs 

agents, counsel, experts, assistants, employment, etc. 
compensation ...... 

claims ........ 

dividends ........ 

general powers in conducting .... 

inventory ....... 

resumption of bu.siness ..... 

stockholders' meetings ..... 

suits ........ 

taking possession, grounds for .... 
remedy of bank if, unjustified .... 



Chapter 



Section 



172 


26 


172 


10 


172 


21 


93 


35-37 


167 


9 


170 


46 


9.3 


34 


178 


31 


168 


27 


14<) 


98 


172 


26 


26 


3,4 


107 


1-11 


1(J7 


6,7 


167 


2-4 


167 


10 


167 


5 


167 


13 


167 


5, 22-35 



174 

03 
175 

93 
170 
170 
175 
170 
170 
170 
170 
170 
170 
170 
170 
170 
170 
170 
171 

169 



1-8 

26 

105 

26 

46 

10 

105 

16 

11 

31 

45 

46,47 

49 

20 

30 

44 

46 

18 

3-27 

2-18 



26 


1 


. 167 


37-40 


167 


38, 39 


. 167 


40 


. 167 


22-35 


. 167 


26 


. 167 


30 


. 167 


28, 29, 31 


. 167 


31 


. 167 


23-25 


. 167 


27 


167 


23 


. 167 


34 


. 167 


23, 25 


. 167 


22 


. 1G7 


33 



IxN'DEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 

BANKING AND INSURANCE, DEPARTMENT OF — Continued. 
divisions of — Continual. 

banks and loan agencies, division of — Concluded. 
commissioner of banks — Concluded. 
powers and duties — Concluded. 

liquidation of insolvent, etc., banks — Concluded. 

unclaimed funds, disposition ..... 

voluntary liquidation ...... 

mortgage loan investment companies, supervision, etc. 

pawnbrokers, local regulations as to, approval . 

savings and loan associations, examination, etc. 

savings bank life insurance ...... 

See also Savings Bank Life Insurance. 
savings banks, annual report, form .... 

audit and examination ...... 

bonds, certain officers, of, approval, etc. 

books of deposit, vcrifiration, rules for, approval 

branch offices, authorization ..... 

building, bank, erection, alteration, etc., approval 

guaranty fund ........ 

loans, excessive, appraisal, etc. ..... 

notes, collateral, forms of, approval .... 

officers, petition for removal, when .... 

real estate and securities acquired by foreclosure, etc., time for sale 
extension ........ 

reduction of deposits, petition for, approval . 

unclaimed deposits, report as to . 
small loans, business of making, licensing and supervision 

complaiiit.5 of excessive interest, hearing, etc. 

returns, certain, disposition, etc. ..... 

rules and regulations, to make ..... 
enforcement ........ 

supervision of unlicensed ...... 

See also Loans, small, business of making, 
treasurer, state, securities, etc., in hands of, examination 
trust companies, acceptances, letters of credit, etc., restriction 

examining committee, report, forms for, to furnish 

foreign branches, authorizing ..... 

reserve ......... 

agents, authorization of Boston companies to act as 

savings departments ....... 

stockholders, assessment on, requirement 

super\'ision, examination and audit .... 

witnesses, summoning, etc. ........ 

See also Bank.s .\nd Ranking, co-operative banks, deposits with 
others than banks, savings banks, trust companies; Bond .\nd 

IlTVEST.MENT COMPANIES; CrEDIT UnIONS; MORTGAGE LOAN 

Investment Co.mp.\nies. 
supervisor of loan agencies, appointment, bond, etc. .... 

powers and duties (see, supra, commissioner of banks, powers and duties, 
.small loans, htisiness of making). 
insurance, division of, in general: 

commissioner of insurance to have charge of .... . 

department, treated as, when ........ 

establishment ........... 

actuary and other officers and emjjloyees ...... 

appeal, board of, on lire insurance rates (see, infra, insurance, division of, 

fire in.surance rates, board of appeal on), 
commissioner of insurance, appointment, bond, term, salary 

attorney for service of process, foreign fraternal Ijenefit societies, 
of 

foreign insurance companies, of ... . 



Chapter 



111 

Section 



167 


35 


167 


22 


17;i 


14, 15 


140 


78 


93 


34 


178 


2-4, 13, 25-31 


168 


26 


168 


17-21 


175 


105 


168 


28 


168 


25 


168 


64(11) 


168 


45, 46 


168 


54(1) 


168 


54 (9. e) 


167 


5 


168 


54 (12). (13) 


168 


44 


168 


27 


140 


96-114 


140 


106 


140 


113 


140 


97 


140 


112 


140 


114 


29 


43 


172 


30 


172 


22 


172 


47 


172 


76 


172 


75 


172 


64, 69, 70 


172 


25 


172 


23, 26-30 


140 


99 


167 


3 


.178 


27 



26 



26 
29 
30 
26 
26 



26 



176 


41,42 


175 


151. 154 


223 


39 



112 



INDEX TO GEXEKAL LAWS. 



BANKING AND INSURANCE, DEPARTMENT OF — Continued. Chapter 

divisions of — Coidinutd. 

insurance, division of — Continued. 
coniiiiissioner of insurance — Continued. 

court review of decisions of, fraternal benefit societies, foreign, granting 
and revocation of licenses 
insurance companies, foreign, revocation of licenses 

agent of, resident, revocation, etc., of license 
policies, certain, disapproval .... 

deputies, assistant actuaries, etc., appointment, etc. 
fees, in general 

adjusters of fire losses, license and renewal 
agents, foreign companies, of, license and renewal 

assessment insurance companies, foreign, application for admission 
etc. ..... 

statement, annual, filing 
broker's license and renewal ..... 

special license and renewal .... 

foreign companies, charter, etc., filing 

fin.-mcial statement, filing ..... 

fraternal Ixjnefit .societies, foreign, li'-rii-r and rcufwal 
service of process, for 
filing of documents with, accident and licullli {xjiicy fonus, table of rates 

etc 

adjusters of fire los.ses, applications 
<'orp( (rations as, coi)ies, noti<-i'S, etc. 
partnerships as, nolicf nf tcnninaiidii. clc 
agents, authority of 

corporations as, copies, noti<'es, etc. 
partnerships as, notice of temiiiiation. ot<'. 
annual statements of companies 

piTialty for neglect 
animitics, form 
applications, endorsements and riders, forms 

assessment insurance companies, certificate of organization 

foreign, agent, appointment of . 
brokers, ai^plications of . . 

corporations as, copies, notices, etr. 

partnerships as, notice of termination, etc. 

special, applications, accounts, etc. 
endowment contracts, form ..... 
fire premium rates, complaints against 
foreign companies, copy of charter, etc. . 

financial statement ...... 

power of attorney for service of process 

refusal to accept, when ..... 
fraternal licnefit societies, annual statements and reports 

certificate of organization, etc. ... 

constitution and by-laws, amendments 

foreign, copy of charter, etc. .... 

power of attorney for service of process 
mutual fire company, beginning business, statement 

resuming business, applications, etc. 



policies, etc., forms ...... 

title insurance company, copy of record of organization 
workmen's compensation insurance, classification of risks, etc. 
policies, forms ....... 

fire insurance rates, board of appeal on, member of, to be 

fires, reports of, to, state fire marshal, by . 

first deputy, appointment, duties, etc. 

obstruction, penalty ...... 



Section 



76 


41 


75 


5 


75 


5. 163 


75 


108, 132, 134 


26 


7 


75 


14 


75 


14, 172 


75 


14, 163 


77 


13 


77 


13 


75 


14. 166 


75 


14. 168 


75 


14, 151 (1) 


75 


14, 151 (1) 


76 


41 


75 


14, 154 


75 


108 


75 


172 


75 


174 


75 


173 


7. J 


163 


75 


174 


75 


173 


75 


25 


75 


26 


75 


132 


75 


192 


76 


7 


77 


4 


76 


19 


75 


166 


75 


174 


75 


173 


75 


168 


75 


132 


75 


104 


75 


151 (1) 


75 


151 (1) 


75 


151 (3) 


81 


6 


76 


26, 38, 39 


76 


7 


76 


35 


76 


41 


76 


41,42 


75 


73 


75 


74 


L52 


55,56 


L75 


52, 53, 108, 132, 




134, 191, 192 


75 


115 


52 


52 


52 


55,56 


26 


8 


48 


3,4,8 


26 


7 


75 


4 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 

BANKING AND INSURANCE, DEPARTMENT OF — Continued. Chapter 

divisions of — Cvniiimcd. 

insurance, division of — Continued. 
conmiissioner of insurance — Continued. 

powers and duties, adjusters of fire losses, licensing, etc 
agents, licensing, etc. ..... 

annual report ...... 

fires, infonnation as to, to include 
appeal, board of, on fire insurance rates, to notify, of complaints 
assessment insurance companies . . . 

license, etc. . ...... 

reincorporation as stock insurance companies 
attorney general, ^^olations of law, report to . 
blanks, furnishing ...... 

bonds, official, certain, approval of surety company for 
brokers, licensing, etc. ...... 

special, licensing, etc. ..... 

certificates, certain, furnishing, for evidence 

corporations acting as agents, brokers and adjusters, examination, etc. 

deposits with state, suits relative to 

division, to have charge of 

fraternal benefit societies, in general 

examination 

foreign societies 

ser\ace of process on 

injunctions, applications for 

limited mointership societies 

reincorporation as stock insurance companies 
insurance companies, advertising matter, submission to 

amendment of charter, approval ..... 

annual statements (seej infra, statements, annual, etc.). 

application forms, submission to . 

assets and liabilities, computation .... 

books, etc., access to, etc. ...... 

claims, unreasonable delay, report on . 

classes of insurance not specified by law, authorization, etc 

domestic companies, authority to do business, examination and cer 
tificate ...... 

increase of capital, certificate after 
reduction of capital, certificate after 
resumption of business, certificate for 

termination and revocation . 

books, etc., manner of keeping, to prescribe 

capital, increase or decrease 

dissolution, petition for, when . 

incorporation ..... 

injunction restraining business, application for, when 

mutual companies, assessments of 

marine companies, certificate of subscriptions, approval 
examination and audit .... 

financing organizations, of . • • 

fire losses, appointment of referee, when 
foreign companies, attorney for service, as . 

deposits of, bill for return, filing 

licensing . . . . . • 

reciprocal burdens on, enforcement . 

revocation or suspension of license 

supreme judicial court, review, etc., by 
investments, illegal, extension of time for selling 



113 

Section 



175 


172 


175 


16.3 


175 


17 


148 


8 


175 


104 


177 


6-10. 16 


176 


8 


177 


4.6 


175 


56 


175 


8 


175 


15, 163, 166, 




168, 172 


.30 


18 


175 


166, 167 


175 


168 


175 


16 


175 


174 


175 


185 


26 


1 


176 


7-12 


176 


36,37 


176 


41-44 


176 


42 


176 


47 


176 


45 


175 


56 


175 


191 


175 


50 


175 


191 


175 


11 


175 


4 


175 


28 


175 


51 ('7), 54 io) 


175 


4, 32, 73, 115 


175 


13. 70 


175 


13, 71 


175 


74 


146 


16 


175 


6. 7, 44, 74, 90, 




93, 116 


175 


4 


175 


13. 70, 71 


175 


44 


175 


49 


175 


6 


175 


84. 90, 180 


175 


86 


175 


4, 16, 174 


175 


4 


175 


100 


175 


151, 154 


175 


185 


175 


150, 151 


175 


159 


146 


16 


175 


5 


175 


5 


175 


68 



114 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BANKING AND INSURANCE, DEPARTMENT OF — Continued. 
divisions of — Cutilinucd. 

insiirance, division of — Continued. 
commissioner of insurance — Continued. 
powers and duties — Concluded. 
insurance companies — Concluded. 

liabilities, computation ....... 

name, change of. approval ...... 

policies, forms of, approval, etc. ...... 

riders, endorsements and applications .... 

supreme judicial court, review by, of disapproval 

property acquired by foreclo.sure, etc., extension of time for salt- 
receivership of insolvent companies .... 
reinsurance .... 

reserves, computation, fire, etc. . 

liability .... 

life . 

schedule of experience, form, to prescril"-. <•{<-. 
service of process 

statements, annual, etc. ... 
steam Iwiler inspection, illegal, revocatii)ii nf (•i>rnp:iiiy's ,-iutli(irity 
stock .sales, investigation 

surety companies, names Ut registers of i>robate, when 
title insurance companifs 
violations of law 
license's, granting, revocation, etc., adju.-iters 
agents .... 

assc.ssmeiit insuruiici' fuiiipatiics 

brokers 
special 

fraternal iH-iiclit .societies 
insurance companies, domestic 
foreign 

savings banks to tran.sact life insurance 
pensions, private associations for proWdinn 
records, keeping, in general 

receivers, of 

service of process, of . 
retirement, state board of. election of one niemlx'r 
retirement systems, citj- and town 

county . . 

state ... 

teachers' ....... 

See also Retirement Systems .\.vd Pexsions. 
savings bank life insurance .... 

See also S.wixus B.v.nk Like Ixsuk.\.xce. 

witne.sses, summoning ..... 

penalty for disolxjying .... 

workmen's compensation, in general 

classification of risks, etc., under, approval 
deposit by insurers of value of outstanding claims 
foreign insurers, bond and deposit of . 
group risks, approval .... 

policies, etc., approval .... 

service of process on ..... 



Chapter 



Section 



175 


11 


155 


10 


f 152 


55, 56 


{ 175 


52, 108. 132, 134, 


I 


191, 192 


175 


191 


152 


55 


, 175 


lOS. 132, 1.34 


175 


64, 66 


175 


6. 178-180 


175 


10,20 


175 


10 


175 


12 


175 


9 


175 


12 


175 


151, 154 


175 


15. 25, 26 


146 


16 


175 


4 


175 


105 


175 


115 


175 


5,6.8 


175 


172-174 


175 


103. 173. 174 


175 


32 


177 


4, 6, 13 


175 


100, 107, 173, 174 


175 


168. 173. 174 


176 


8, 41-44 


175 


7, .32, 74, 1 15 


175 


5, 106, 150, 151. 




155. 156 


17^S 


7 


.32 


40 


175 


16 


175 


178 


175 


154 


10 


18 


32 


27.29,31,34. 




36,38 


32 


21,23,25,34, 




36, 38 


32 


3, 5, 34, 38 


32 


14, .38 



178 



2-31 



175 


4 


176 


36 


177 


16 


175 


4 


152 


62-62 


152 


52 


152 


57,58 


152 


61, 62 


152 


53 


152 


55,56 


f 175 


151, 154 


I 176 


42 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 

BANKING AND INSURANCE, DEPARTMENT OF — Concluded. 
divisions of — Conctiulfil. 

insurance, division of — Concluded. 
commissioner of insurance — Concluded. 

service on, dispensed with, when ...... 

See also Assessment Insurance; Fraternal Benefit Societies 
Insurance. 
deputies, examiners, etc., appointment, etc. ..... 

fire insurance rates, board of appeal on, appointment, witnesses before, etc 
(iufifs ...... 

savings bank life insurance, division of, actuarj', state, appointment, etc 
assistants, appointment ..... 

duties .......... 

banks, no charge to, for services ..... 

commissioner of savings bank life insurance, designation, duties, etc 
deputy, appointment, etc. ...... 

department, treated as, when ...... 

General Insurance Guaranty Fund, clerk, election, etc. 
corporation, to be . 
deputy, appointment, etc. 
division, to constitute 
organization 
powers and duties 

See also Savings Bank Life Insurance. 
treasurer, election ......... 

annual statement by ....... . 

trustees, appointment, etc. ....... 

commissioner of savings bank life insurance designated from 
\'ice president, election, etc. ....... 

medical director, state, appointment, etc. ..... 

assistants, appointment ........ 

duties ........... 

banks, no charge to, for services ...... 

powers and duties of the division, in general ..... 

See al.so Commonwealth, departments, etc., of, officers and employees of 
BANKING HOUSE. 

burning, penalty .......... 

BANKRUPTCY AND INSOLVENCY, 
in general: 

arrest, etc., on civil process, discharge from, etc. 
attaclmients, enforcement by special judgments 
bankrupt, etc., stock, fraudulent auction sale, penalty 
banks, etc., receipt of deposits by, penalty 
bonds of .small loan licensees, actions on, as affecting . 
buyer of goods, of, effect ...... 

insolvent, term defined as to 
creditors' bills to reach and apply, enforcement by special decree 
defendant in civil suit, of, costs, effect on . 
discharge, waiver of, writing required .... 

equitable process after judgment, effect on . . . 

estates in, tax, local, against, pajTnent .... 

heir, devisee, etc., of, effect on liability to creditor of estate 
insured, of, under liability policy, effect .... 

negotiable instruments, notice of dishonor, as affecting 
new promise by debtor after discharge, statute of frauds, within 
pensions, private associations for providing, rights in, exempt 
registered land, as affecting ...... 

See also Registration of Title to L.vnd. 
retirement systems, rights in, exempt .... 

special judgments, in case of . 

stoppage in transit, in relation to .... • 

bankruptcy, referee in, judicial offices, state, excluded from certain 

trustee in, absentee, receiver of, to have accounting from, when 

bulk sales by, law not applicable to ... • 



Chapter 



223 



2G6 



115 

Section 
39 



26 


7 


26 


8 


. 17.5 


104 


26 


11 


26 


11 


17S 


4, 5, 15 


17H 


17 


26 


9 


26 


10 


f 29 


1 


■ 1 30 


1 


. 26 


10 


178 


14 


26 


10 


26 


9 


26 


9-12 


. 178 


14-30 


26 


10 


. 178 


30 


26 


10 


26 


9 


26 


10 


20 


12 


26 


12 


. 178 


16 


178 


17 


178 


14-30 



2-4 



224 


68,69 


235 


24-26 


100 


11 


266 


54 


140 


105 


106 


42, 43, 46 


106 


65 


235 


24-26 


2G1 


2 


2.59 


3 


224 


68,69 


60 


36 


197 


33,34 


175 


112, 113 


107 


124 


259 


3 


32 


41 


185 


77, 94, 95 


32 


37 


235 


24-26 


106 


42, 43. 46 


220 


12 


200 


12 


106 


2 



IIG 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BANKRUPTCY AND INSOLVENCY — Co/i/rnued 
bankruptcy — ConcliuJtd. 
trustee in — Concluded. 

income tax, personal liability for . 

return by ..... 

trust provisions applicable to 
trustee or receiser in, may vot« shares in corporation 

transfers of stock by, limited 
See also index to federal constitution, pp. 1 to 1 
insolvency, assignee in, absentee, receiver of, to h 
accounts to Ik* kept by 

partnership, in case of . 

rendered to court, when 
actions by ...... 

limitation of . 

pleadinKs admit capacity, when 
UKcnt, of non-resident .... 
apiJointnient ..... 

death of assiKuee with accounts unsettled, upon 

notice ...... 

vacancy, to fill .... 

arl)itralion, sul)missions to, by 
assiKnnienI to, by jud^e 

effect 

record ... 

attachment, pres<Tvation i>f, by 
bond .... 

deposit of a.ssets to ,s<'cure sureties on 
bulk sale law not applicable to 
business of insolvent, carryinn on . 
coni|)ensation ..... 
coniproinis<' of claims by 
(•onversion by, limitation of actions 

death 

decedents, insolvent estates of 

See also ExKci'Torts .\.sd Au.mi.nistr.^tors 
distribution by ..... 
dividends, noti<'e of, by 
election ...... 

creditors unlawfully preferred, not to vote 

notice ...... 

partnership, in ca.se of . . . 

vacancy, to fill .... 

inventory ...... 

investment by, of debtor's property 
penalty on, for di.solx'ying court . 
pleadinfis admit capacity, when 
proijerty, of debtor, vests in 

appraised value, to account for . 

conveyance to new assignee 

demand and receipt from messenger 

mortgaged, etc., redemption from 

perishable, etc., sale .... 

separation from other property in possession 

vesting, on death of assignee 
removal ...... 

resignation ..... 

sales by, laws relative to auctioneers not applicable 

serAace of process against 

shares in corporations, may vote 

special promise of, action on, writing required 

transfers of stock by, limited 

trust companies, as . 

trustee process, liable to, for di\-idends . 

vacancies, filling ..... 



Chapter 



Section 



ave accounting from, w 



to 



hen 



62 


42 


62 


23,25 


62 


13 


155 


21 


155 


28 


200 


12 


216 


56 


216 


138 


216 


69 


216 


69 


216 


60 


231 


30 


216 


63 


216 


49 


216 


80 


216 


81 


216 


74 


216 


67 


216 


61 


216 


54 


216 


52 


216 


65 


216 


60 


175 


105 


106 


2 


216 


64 


216 


66 


216 


67 


260 


4 


216 


76, 80 


198 


1-33 


216 


81 


216 


65 


216 


49 


216 


78 


216 


81 


216 


138 


216 


74 


216 


57 


216 


63 


216 


79 


231 


30 


216 


54 


216 


68 


216 


77 


216 


66 


216 


64 


216 


68 


216 


62 


216 


76 


216 


70-72, 75 


216 


73, 75 


100 


13 


223 


36 


155 


21 


259 


1 


155 


28 


172 


52-58 


246 


22 


216 


74 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



117 



BANKRUPTCY AND INSOLVENCY — Con<tnued. Chapter 

insolvency — Continued. 

assignments for benefit of creditors, effect upon 
attachments of debtor's proix^rty, dissolution by assignment 

preservation in certain cases 
buyer of goods, of, effect 

term defined 
claims, preferred 

costs, in certain actions against debtor 
proof of, appeal . 
attorney, by . 
forms .... 

oaths, before whom . 

postponement . 

powers of court 

time for .... 

provable, in general 
equitable 

preference invalidates 
proof of assignee 
secured .... 

set-off .... 

commissioners of insolvency (see index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 

43). 
composition, in, action against corporations, effect on 
claims, unproved, how treated 
confirmation ...... 

discharge on . 

attachment, effect on . 
failure of, effect ...... 

property of debtor, how disposed of, in case of 
proposal for ...... 

corporations making, to file schedule of officers, etc. 
proceedings upon .... 

return of money, etc., deposited in court 
stockholders', etc., liability in case of 
who may make ..... 

contribution among de\'isees, as affecting . 
corporations, claims, certain, provable before last di\adend 
claims for land damages, preferred 
foreign, assignee of, powers arid duties . 
propertj' and oath in case of certain . 
officers, laws applicable to . 
oath by . 

foreign corporation, in case of 
petitions against ..... 

by 

preferences, certain, void .... 

schedules by ..... . 

costs ........ 

creditors, meetings, first ..... 

notice ....... 

second ....... 

oath ....... 

second and third, how ordered in certain cases 

third 

penalty on, for fictitious debt or advantage 
petition by, in general ... 

allowance to petitioner .... 

insanity of debtor ..... 

discharge, when and how obtained . 
schedules, how filed .... 

notice ....... 

stay of proceedings ..... 

warrant and other proceedings . 



203 
216 
216 
106 
106 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 



216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
191 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 
216 



Section 

40,41 

54 

55 

42, 43, 46 

65 

118-120 

174 

46-47 
40 
S9 
41 
42 
44 

31. 81 
31 
32 
43 
35 
36 

34,61 



163 

158 

157 

157, 159 

166 

161 

159 

151 

165 

152-156, 167 

160 

162, 164 

150 

29 

144 

147 

146 

143 

145 

145 

143 

149 

143 

148 

145 

175 

29 

21 

88 

88, 89 

90,91 

92 

169 

129 

119 

133 

135 

134 

130 

132 

131 



lis 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BANKRUPTCY AND INSOLVENCY — Coalinued. 
insolvency — L'oniinutd. 
debtor, allowance to 

concealment, etc., of property by, penalty 
death .... 

discharge, annulment, petition for 
appeal from granting or refusal 
assent of creditors 
certificate 

debts not discharged 
in general 

claim omitted from schedule 
Ijersons jointly liable 
effect .... 

arrest and attachment, exemption from 
how pleaded 
imprisonment, from . 
late .... 

matters avoiding 

accounts, failure to keep 
fraud .... 
l)r(fcrcnce, fraudulent . 
examination 

absence from commonwealth 

inal>ility to attend 

other persons, of 

pri.son, production from, for 

oath 

pi'nalty on, for fictitious debt or a(l\:iiit;ii;c in conipdsitioii 
petition l)y 

|)ro|)erty, Ixioks, infonnatiun. guiiig by. to messenger 
property of, acts necessarj' to obtain, to do 

l^enalty for failure 
schedule, creditors, of . 
corrected 

late .... 
property, of . 

lato .... 
surplus payable to 
debts, etc., due estate, sale 

action on claim .«old 
defendant in suit, of, sureties on bond to dissolve attachment relea-sed 
dividends, claim proved after, not lo disturb 

first 

absent creditors, reservation for 
second ...... 

subsequent ..... 

unclaimed ...... 

estates of deceased j^ersons, of 

See also Exkcitors .a.nd .\omi.nistk.\tok.><. 
evidence, return of, to person pro\"ing claim 
fees, messenger, of . . . .■ . 

register, of . 

homestead estate, appraisal and set-off 

insolvent, sales act, term defined under 

jurisdiction of cases in . 

leases, insolvent lessee .... 

legal services, pa\-ments, etc., for, in contemplation of insolvency 

messenger, action by .... . 

property, receipt by . 
perishable, sale by . 
schedule of, delivery to . 

warrant to . 
mortgage of real estate of insolvent, invalid, when 



Chapter 



Section 



. 216 


113, 114 


. 216 


136 


. 216 


30 


. 216 


109 


. 216 


104. 105 


. 216 


99-102 


. 216 


92 


. 216 


96-98 


. 216 


96 


216 


97 


. 216 


98 


. 216 


93 


. 216 


95 


. 216 


93 


. 216 


94 


. 216 


103 


. 216 


106-109 


. 216 


107 


. 216 


106 


. 216 


lOS 


216 


82-85 


216 


85 


. 216 


84. 85 


. 216 


82 


. 216 


83 


. 216 


88, 89 


. 216 


168 


. 216 


20 


. 216 


22, 23 


. 216 


86 


. 216 


87 


. 216 


27 


. 216 


88 


. 216 


28 


. 216 


23 


. 216 


24 


. 216 


\\-y 


216 


125 


. 216 


126 


. 223 


124 


. 216 


128 


. 216 


117 


. 216 


121 


. 216 


124 


. 216 


127 


. 216 


122 


. 198 


1-33 


. 216 


48 


. 216 


173 


. 216 


170-172 


f 188 


9 


• \236 


18 


106 


65 


. 216 


3-5,17 


. 216 


33 


. 216 


38 


. 216 


26 


. 216 


22 


. 216 


25 


. 216 


23,24 


. 216 


21 


. 216 


37 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



119 



BANKRUPTCY AND INSOLVENCY — Condwded. Chapter 

insolvency — Concluded. 

non-residents, estates of deceased, settlement 
partnerships, allowance to debtor, in case of 

assignee, choice and accounts, in case of 

debts assumed by others than partnerships, proof 

discharge, individual partners, to . 

joint and separate property, application 

limited, application of law to 

petitions by and against 
preference, claim forfeited by . 

creditor receiving, cannot assent to discharge 

fraudulent, discharge avoided by . 

what constitutes .... 

register, deposits \vith, unclaimed 

See also, infra, insolvency courts; Probate and Insolvency, registers, 
returns to state secretary of cases in 
vacating proceedings in . 
insolvency courts, attorney, appearance, etc. 
contempts in . 

court officers for, appointment, salaries, etc. 
docket, Ixjoks, etc. ..... 

expenses of, commonwealth to pay . 
judge, judge of probate, etc., to be . 

See also Probate and Insolvency, judges, 
jurisdiction ...... 

equity, in . 
messengers for, appointment, salaries, etc. 
notice, publication of ... . 

dispensed with, when .... 

ser\ace upon attorney, effect 
officers in . . .... 

petitions filed in more than one county 

proceedings, recording of, etc. . 

process, ser\nce, etc., return of 

record, courts of, to be . 

records ...... 

register, register of probate, etc., to be 

See also Probate and Insolvency, registers, 
rooms, court ...... 

fireproof, for records .... 
rules by judges ..... 

notice, as to 
sittings ....... 

superior and general jurisdiction, courts of, to be 
warrants, return of .... 

witnesses before, evidence, etc. 

fees ....... 

See also Prob.^te a.\d Insolvency, judges, registers; Probate Courts. 
BANKS AND BANKING, 
in general: 

acceptances, etc., bankers, of, investment of savings bank deposits in 
bank, banking, etc., unauthorized use of terms, penalty, etc. 
bank, term defined as to certain laws .... 

bills, notes, etc., issued by banks, limitation of actions on . 
books and accounts, form, audit, etc. .... 

cashiers, jury service, exempt from ..... 

certain states, banks in, interest on deposits, income tax exempt 
checks, etc., fraudulent drawing ..... 

See also Negotiable Instruments, checks, 
corporations engaged in, business corporation law not applicable to, except 
credit from banks, obtaining by false pretences ..... 

definitions ........... 

depositors, banks' liability to, forged instruments, on, depositor's failure to 

notify, as afTecting ......... 107 



Section 



199 


3-5 


lilG 


140 


lilO 


138 


21(5 


142 


216 


141 


216 


138 


216 


139 


216 


137 


216 


43 


216 


102 


216 


108 


216 


110-112 


216 


123 


216 


177 


216 


176 


216 


19 


216 


9 


217 


30.39 


216 


11 


216 


15 


216 


1 


216 


3-6 


216 


5,6 


217 


31, 32, 39 


216 


13 


216 


8 


216 


19 


216 


9 


216 


4 


216 


10 


216 


12, 19 


216 


1 


216 


10 


216 


1 


216 


14 


216 


14 


216 


16 


216 


18 


216 


7 


216 


2 


216 


12 


262 


29 


216 


9 



. 168 


54(8) 


. 167 


12, 13 


. 167 


1 


. 260 


1 


167 


6 


. 234 


1 


62 


1(«) 


. 266 


37 


. 156 


2 


. 266 


36 


. 167 


1 



46 



120 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BANKS AND BANKING — CorUinuc^f. 
in general — ('ontimud. 

dfpD^ii.s in bauk.s, etc., estates, funds of 

receipt by iiisolveut, ix?nalty 

Kurotics, to secure .... 

towns, funds of . 
dissolution of banks, voluntary 
examination f)f l)anks ... 

afcc.ss by coninii.^^sifjner, etc., for 

facts to lx> ascertained by 

ofTicers, depo.-'itors, etc., at re(|uest of 
sumnioiwiiK . . 

records of, preservation 
.access to 

refusal to submit to, takiiu; over for 

visits of comnii.><sioiier, etc., when made 

witnes.s<'s, summoniriK of . 
excessive loans, rcil estate, on. appraisal, etc. 
Keneral <'ourt, commi.ssioner's report to 
impairment of capital, |)os.-i<'ssif»n by cotiimis>ioniT 
insolvent banks, deposits, receipt by, pcnali\' 

receivers of, deposit of unclaimed m<jney 
int-erest and dividends, deposit."*, on (^iec, in/rti, savings banks: trust companii's 

savinjis department), 
joint deposits regulated .... 
Icnal information, etc., furnishine of 
lii|uidation of banks, receivers, by 

unsoinnf, when 

Voluntary, conmutlee, etc. 
lost pstss books ..... 

national bank examiners, information to 
notices, certain, from depositors, m.-mner of 
officers, etc., cfmmtissioner m.iy sunimim 
penalty for di.nolx'dience 

emlx'zzlement or fraud b\'. etc., jx-nalty 
evidence 

receiviiiK deposits with knowledge of in.>Milveney, jHTialty 

removal by court ..... 

reports by, ixuially for refusal, etc. 

savings and other banks, of, certain, incompatible 
offices, joint occupation by certain banks, forbidden 
over.seers of the poor, information to, I»auIH'^^■ deposits 



political contributions by banks, [KUialty 

possession and lii|uidation of banks by e(nnmis,sioner, agents, assistant 
appointment ..... 

bond and duties ..... 

comi)ensation ...... 

election by stockholders, when 
authority and duties, in general 
claims, bank, against, limitation of ai-tion on rejecti-d 

list 

notice and proof ..... 

objections to ..... 

rejection ...... 

retention, after resumption of business 
bank, due to, collection, sale, compounding 
retention, after resumption of business 
compounding of debts ..... 

dividends, payment of .... 

fees and expen.sos ..... 

injunction against commissioner . 

inventory of property ..... 

lien of banks, etc., holding assets, notice by commissioner, 
on ...... 



etc 



Chapter 

215 
266 
175 
44 
107 
107 
107 
107 
lti7 
107 
107 
ltJ7 
107 
107 
107 
l<i7 
107 
107 
LMiO 
107 



lf,7 
221 
107 
107 
107 
1»)7 
11.7 
107 
107 
107 
200 
20t') 
260 
167 
107 
108 
lOS 
117 
55 
56 



? fleet 



107 
107 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 

167 



Section 

41 

54 

105 

55 

22 

2.38 

2 

2 

4 

3 

2 

2 

22 

2 

10 
9. 35 

22 
.54 
21 



11. 



21 



15 

40 

21 

30 

22 

20 

2 

10 

A 

A 

53 

53 

54 

5 

8 

5 

4 

13 

7 

58 



26, 



26 
34 
30 
34 
24 
28 
29 
2S 
31 
28 
23 
24 
23 
24 
31. 35 
30 
33 
27 

23 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



121 



BANKS AND BANKING — Continued. 
in general — Concluded. 

possession and liquidation of banks by commissioner — Concluded 

may take possession, when . 

notice to banks, etc., holding assets 
lien of, limitation .... 

property, sale of . 

deposited with bank, disposition 

report to general court as to 

resumption of business 

safe deposit boxes, disposition of contents 

stockholders, liability of, enforcement . 
meeting, liquidation, for 

suits, prosecution and defence 

supreme judicial court, jurisdiction 

unclaimed deposits, disposition 
publication of facts .... 

real estate as security, appraisal, etc. 

receivers of insolvent banks, deposit of unclaimed money by 
records, etc., of banks, copies admissible in evidence, when 
regulation of business ..... 
reports of banks, commissioner, to . 
penalties for failure to make 

general court, to, commissioner, by 
returns, reports, etc., destruction of certain 
savings banks, deposits in banks by, etc. . 
statements by banks, commissioner may require 

penalties for failure to make 
stealing from banks, putting in fear, etc., for, penalty 
stock in banks, contract for sale of, statute of frauds, within 
supervision of banks .... 

taxation of shares of banks 

See also Taxation, corporations, of. 
town deposits in banks, regulated 
unauthorized banking, forbidden 
examination and penalty . 
injunction against .... 
possession by commis.sioner 
unsafe conduct of, proceedings 
unsound banks, taking over of, and liquidation 
\'iolation of law by banks, possession by commissioner 

prosecution .... 

report to attorney general 
visitation of banks by commissioner 
vouchers, return to depositors, manner of 
witnesses, examination of 
co-operative banks, accounts and books, form and keeping of 
borrowing by, withdrawals, etc., to meet . 
branch offices ...... 

business corporation law not applicable to, except 
by-laws, adoption and subjects 
capital, amount unlimited 

contributions to, dues, by 

shares, divided into 

taxation, exempt from 



clerk, election, etc. 
comm^issioner, annual report as 

powers as to, in general 
consolidation of banks 
corporate franchise, tax exempt 
definitions 
directors, election, term, etc. 

meetings of, time and place 
dues, payment of 



to 



Chapter 



167 
1G7 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
233 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
168 
167 
167 
265 
259 
167 
63 

44 

167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
167 
170 
170 
170 
156 
170 
170 
170 
170 
59 
63 
170 
170 
170 
170 
63 
170 
170 
170 
170 



5. 7, 24, 



Section 



22 

23 

23 

24, 25 

32 

35 

23 

32 

24 

22,34 

23, 25 

30-33, 36 

35 

5 

10 

21 

77 

12-20 

7 

7. 8 

9, 35 

11 

64(7) 

7 

7.8 

21 

6 

1-11 

1-10 

55 
12 
13 
13 
22 

5 

22-36 

22 

5 

5 

2 
19 

3 
43 
16 
11 

2 

4.6 

12 

13 

12 

5 (30) 

19 

4.7 

46 

46 

45 

19 

1 

4.7 

11 

13 



122 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BANKS AND BANKING — Con/tnucc/. 
co-operative banks — Continued. 
euriiiriKs. distribution of . 
extra dividend, when 
guaranty fund, reservation to 
examination and audit 
fee for 

recovery by action . 
report to commissioner 
fees, commissions, etc., certain, forbidden 
fines for non-payment of dues, etc. . 
foreign, real estate, local, loans on 
revocation of authority 
right to do V)usiness 
guaranty fund, reservation, etc 

surplus account, transfers from 
incori>oration of hanks, agreement of association, content,s 
name regulated 
numlxT of suhscrilx'rs to 
articles of organization, filing, etc. 

exist^iTice dates from 
certificate of public convenience, etc. 

notice and hearing on application for 
first meeting of subscriU-rs 
incorporation, certificate of . 
notice of intention 
officers, election . 
insolvent, receipt of deposits li\-, in-nalty 
investment of funds, building for bunk's business 
loans to shareholders, amount, each share, for 
bids for, priority, etc. . . . • 

cancellation of share at maturity 
interest, etc., on . . 

fines for non-paNTnent 
reduction, agreement for 
methods of making ..... 
partial payment of . 

real estate mortgage, secured by. amount, each share, fur 
limit on single parcel .... 
application for ..... 
equity of Iwrrower 

excessive loan, appraisal by conuiii.ssioner, etc. 
foreclosure of mortgage 

purchase, etc., of real estate under 
forfeiture of right to loan 
insurance companies, ai^signment of loans to 
note and pledge of shares 
reduction of interest, agreement for 
security committee to report on 
shares, application of value to 
statutorj- forms of mortgages 

war service of borrower, effect 
recovery, and enforcement of security 
repajTiient ..... 

shares, unpledged, on . . . 

amount, note, etc. 
public securities, in ... . 

real estate and mortgages, certain, in 
surplus, etc., funds, loan, etc. 
lost pass books ..... 

management ...... 

name, regulated ..... 

consolidation, in case of . . . 

officers, election, term, etc. 



Chapter 



Section 



170 


40 


170 


42 


. 170 


41 


170 


46 


170 


4G, 47 


170 


46 


170 


46 


170 


38 


1 70 


37 


170 


49 


170 


49 


170 


48,49 


170 


41 


170 


41 


170 


2 


170 


2 


170 


2 


170 


5 


170 


5 


170 


3 


170 


3 


170 


4 


170 


5 


170 


3 


170 


4 


•JOO 


54 


170 


31 


170 


22 


. 170 


21 


170 


24 


170 


21, 24 


170 


.37 


170 


28 


170 


21 


170 


29 


17(t 


22 


170 


26 


170 


25 


170 


25 


167 


10 


170 


32 


170 


30 


170 


26 


170 


36 


170 


26 


170 


28 


170 


25 


. 170 


29,33 


. 1S.3 


22-24, 




Appendix (6) 


. 170 


33-35 


170 


32 


. 170 


29 


. 170 


23,27 


170 


27 


170 


23 


170 


30 


. 170 


23 


. 167 


20 


. 170 


6-11 


. 170 


2 


. 170 


45 


. 170 


4,7 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



123 



BANKS AND BASKltiG — Continued. 
co-operative banks — Concluded. 
pass books, lost . . . . 

regulated ......... 

personal property, tax-exempt ...... 

president and vice president, election, term, etc. 

profits (see, supra, earnings). 

real estate, excessive loans on, appraisal by commissioner, eto. 

report, annual, commissioner, by and to 

security committee, election and duties 

real estate loans, as to 
Bhareholdors, annual meetings of, by-laws as to 

dues, payment by 

fines for non-payment 

minors or trustees as . 

pass books, to have 

voting rights 

See also, infra, shares, 
shares, issue of 

dues, payment on 

earnings, distribution to 

forfeiture . 

joint ownership . 

loans on . . . 

maturity 

payment of matured 

minors and trustees, issue to 

paid-up, issue, etc. 

retirement . 

taxation, exempt from 

transfer, fee, etc. 
value, ultimate . 
withdrawal, notice, etc. 

borrowing to meet 

deferred, payment of ^ 

forfeited shares, proceeds of 

funds available for 
surplus account 

taxation, exemption of capital, franchise, etc. 

treasurer, election, term, etc. . 

assistant treasurer .... 

duties and bond ..... 

overseers of the poor, information to, penalty 
public welfare department, to give information to, when, penalty 
unlawfully acting as, penalty 
deposits with others than banks, application of certain 
to .... 

bond, custodians of deposits, of 
depositaries, of, actions on . 
approval .... 

conditions .... 

violation, certain acts to be 
deposits in lieu of sureties 
trust fund, to constitute 
record, state treasurer to keep 
sum, commissioner to fix 
sureties and other requirements 
books and accounts, form and audit 
examination by commissioner . 

books, vaults, etc., access to, penalty 
powers of commissioner relative to 



Chapter 



Section 



law 



as 



107 


20 


170 


43 


/ 59 


5(30) 


1 6.3 


19 


170 


4.7 


167 


10 


170 


44,46 


170 


8 


170 


25 


170 


6 


170 


13 


170 


37 


170 


14 


170 


43 


170 


7 


170 


12 


170 


13 


170 


40 


170 


17,32 


170 


15 


170 


21-36 


170 


19 


170 


19, 20 


170 


14 


170 


12 


170 


18 


f 59 


5 (30) 


[ 63 


19 


170 


39 


170 


12 


170 


16 


170 


16 


170 


20 


170 


17 


170 


16,20 


170 


42 


59 


5 (30) 


t 63 


19 


170 


4,7 


170 


10 


f 170 


9 


[ 175 


105 


117 


13 


121 


41 


170 


48 


169 


1 


169 


7 


169 


5 


169 


3 


169 


2 


169 


18 


169 


3 


169 


3 


169 


4 


169 


2 


169 


3 


169 


7 


169 


8 


169 


9 


169 


9, 10 



124 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BANKS AND BANKING — Continued. Chapter 

deposits with others than banks — Concluded. 

foreign countries, deposits for transmission to, law applicable to persons re- 
ceiving ........ 

forwarding of money to ..... . 

receipt, form ........ 

injunction again.-it depositarj' ...... 

insolvency, impairment of capital, etc, proceedings in ca^e of 
investment of funds deposited ...... 

lalxjrers, supi^lying of, certain persons engaged in, law applicable 
license, issue, conditions and term .... 

posting ......... 

revocation ......... 

ofBcers, etc., examination, penalty ..... 

penalty, general ........ 

police to enforce ....... 

pledge of notes, collateral, etc., forbidden 

police, local, information from ...... 

receiver, appointment of .... 

returns to commissioner . . . • 

steamship, etc., tickets, certain persons .selling, law applicable to 
siiiMTvi-iion of depositaries, commissioner, by 
federal reserve bank, trust companies as stockholders in 

rc.<crvr ri'i|uiron»cnts ...... 

foreign banks, authorization to do business, certificate 
examination .... • 

access for .... 

witnesses, commi.ssioner may summon 
injunction restraining 
offices, nurntvr of . 
receivership of . . 

returns to commissioner ... 
savings department, to have, when ..... 

income, application of . 

national banks, exemption 

separation of funds, etc. 
supervision l>y conmiissioner 
land banks, federal, farm loan bonds, is.sued by, savings bank investment in 
national banks, cemeten*- perpetu.al care funds, deposit in 
depositaries, certain, deposits by, in . . 

deposits in, credit unions, funds of . 

pul)lic moneys, deposit in, regulated .... 

public welfare department, infonnation to . ■ 

savings bank deposits in . 

treasurer, overseers of the poor, to inform, of paupers' deposits, penalty 
trust funds, mimicipal, deposit in . . . • • 

savings banks, in general: 

application of certain laws relating to . 

borrow money, authority to ..... 

charter containing inconsistent provisions, acceptance of law by 
holding ....... 

definitions ......... 

general court, examination by .... . 

offices with banks, etc., forbidden, penalty 
auditing committee, appointment and duties 
■ examination before dividend, by . 
audit (see, infra, examination and avidit). 
board of investment, election, term, etc. .... 

meetings and duties ....... 

statements to trustees ....... 

books, depositors', calling in, for verification 

recognizance, deposit by surety, etc., on . . 

branch offices ........ 

brokerage commissions, etc., regulated .... 

business corporation law, as affecting .... 



Section 







. 169 


1 






. 169 


14 






. 169 


15 






. 109 


11 






1G9 


11 






. 109 


12 


• to 




. 169 


1 






. 169 


3 






. 169 


.3 






169 


3, 18 






169 


9 






. 169 


16 






. 169 


17 






169 


13 






169 


17 






169 


11 






169 


6 






169 


1 






109 


6-11 






. 172 


48 






172 


81 






167 


37 






. 167 


38,39 






167 


39 






167 


39 






167 


40 






167 


44 






167 


40 






167 


37 






. 167 


41 






. 167 


43 






167 


45 






. 167 


41. 42 






167 


37 


estmei 


it in 


168 


54 (10) 






44 


54 






169 


12 






171 


17 






29 


34 






121 


41 






168 


54 (7) 


penaltj 


; 


117 


13 






44 


54 






168 


2 






168 


3 


w by 


bank 










168 


2 






168 


1 






168 


6 






168 


4 






168 


17, 18 






168 


48 






168 


13, 14 






168 


16 






168 


15 






168 


28 






276 57,61, 


68,71,79-81 






168 


25 






168 


30 






156 


2 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



125 



BANKS AND BANKING — Continued, 
savings banks — Continued. 

by-luws, adoption at first meeting 

copies to commissioner 
clerk, election, term, etc. 
committees, compensation of . 
definition .... 

deposits in, amount limited, except 

notice to depositor . 
cemetery perpetual care fund.s 
claimants, adverse, interpleader of 
courts, by order of, not subject to limit of amount 

credit unions, funds of 

depositaries, certain, by 
dividends and interest on 

examination to precede declaration 

extra ..... 

income tax exempt . 

joint deposits, on, limit, etc. 

ordinary, regulated . 

computation of time in certain cases 
passing, required, when 
sums deposited at intervals, on . 
trustees to authorize 
unearned, penalty for payment of 
executors, etc., by, under order of probate court, regulated 
investment ..... 
joint, regulation of . . . 

interest on ... . 

minor, payments to . 
parks, cemeteries, etc., trust funds for 
executors, etc., deposit by 
payment of dividends to town, etc. 
statement to mayor or selectmen 
transfer of funds 
place for receipt of 

reduction, shrinking assets, in case of 
set-off, etc., by person indebted 
sureties, to secure 
taxation, exempt from local 
term defined 
trust funds, municipal 
trust, in, paj'^ment, etc. 
unclaimed, notice, publication of 
return to commissioner 
state treasurer, payment to 
repayment to persons entitled 
verification of books 
withdrawal of, notice, etc. 

order for, death of drawer, effect 
examination and audit, certified accountant, by , 
commissioner by 

additional assistance for 
expense .... 

collection and pajTuent over 
report .... 
general court, examination by committee of 
excessive loan on real estate, appraisal in case of 
foes, commissions, etc., taking regulated 
foreign banks, etc., acting as 
guaranty fund, creation and purposes 
transfers to .... 



Chapter 



Section 



168 


9 


168 


14 


168 


13, 14 


168 


22 


4 


7(28) 


167 


15 


168 


31 


168 


32 


44 


54 


168 


36 


168 


31 


1G8 


31 


171 


17 


169 


12 


168 


47-50 


168 


48 


168 


50 


62 


1 (a, 1) 


167 


15 


167 


17 


168 


47 


167 


17 


168 


49 


167 


16 


168 


48 


167 


18 


206 


25-28 


168 


54 


167 


14 


167 


15 


168 


34, 53 


168 


37 


168 


38 


168 


37 


168 


39 


168 


40 


168 


25 


168 


44 


168 


35 


175 


105 


59 


5(28) 


4 


7 (28) 


44 


54 


168 


34 


168 


27 


168 


27 


168 


41, 42 


16S 


41-43 


168 


28 


168 


51 


168 


52 


168 


17 


168 


18 


168 


20 


168 


18 


168 


19,21 


168 


19 


168 


6 


168 


54 (1) 


168 


30 


167 


41-45 


168 


45 


168 


46 



126 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BANKS AND BAllKlVfG ~ Continued. 
savings banks — Continued. 

iiicoiiic, division of ...... 

incorporution of banks, agreement of association, contents 
subscrilwrs to, first meeting 
number ... 

articles of organization, filing, etc. 

existence dates from 
by-laws, adoption 
certificate of public convenience, etc 

notice and hearing on 
incorporation, certificate 
notice of intention 
officers, election ... 

in.solvency proceedings, unclaimed deposits, etc., lieposit in 
insolvent lianks, receipt of deposits by, penalty 

unclaimed funds of, di.spojiition by clerics of courts 
interest and dividends, deiH)sits, on 
computation of time, holiday, etc 
joint deposits, on 
pajTnent 

sums deposited at intervals, on 
unearned, penalty for pa>Tuent 
investment, board of (see, .lupra, Ixjard of investment), 
investment of funds, acceptances, bankers', and bills of exchange 
autliorized .securities, etc. 
bank .strx-ks and deposits 
board of investment, duties as to . 
bonds, certain ..... 

commi.ssioncr to i)ri'i)are list of 
temporary failure to meet re«|uirement^. efTect 

building, bank, in . . . 

cities, counties, etc., securities of . 

collateral, notes secured by 

commonwealth, public funds of 

corporations, certain, notes of 

existing investments, certain, legalize<l 

farm loan bonds .... 

gas, electric, etc., compan.v Ixmds, etc. 

indebtedness, securities taken in settlement of 

mortgages of real estate 
revaluation, ai)praisal, etc. 

national banks, stock an(i deposits in 

officers, etc., charged with. lK)rrowing, etc., by, forbidden 
publication of list 

personal security, loans on . 

pledges of securities, validity preserved . 

public funds . . . • ■ 

railroad bonds and notes 

real estate acquired by foreclosure, etc. . 

states, securities of ... • 

street railway bonds, etc. 

telephone company bonds, etc. 

trust companies, stock and deposits in . 

United States, public funds of 

■water companies, bonds of . 
liberty bonds, etc., may keep for depositors 
lost pass books 
meetings, corporation, of 

place of holding . 

trustees, of ... 

meml)ers, election, etc. 

publication of list, penalty . 



Chapter 



Section 





168 


47-50 




168 


7 




168 


9 




168 


7 




168 


10 




168 


10 




168 


9 




168 


8 




168 


8 




168 


10 




168 


8 




168 


9 




216 


122, 123 




266 


54 




221 


34 




167 


17 




. 167 


17 




ltJ7 


15 




KiH 


47-50 




167 


16 




. 167 


IS 




168 


54(8) 




1G.S 


54 




168 


54 (7) 




. 168 


16 




168 


54 (2-6). (9), (10), 




(13-17) 


168 


54 (15) 


lti8 


54 (4), (16) 




168 


54 (11) 




168 


54(2) 




ir,.s 


54 (9. e) 




168 


54 (2, a) 




. ICiH 


54 (9, 6) 




. 168 


54 (16), (17) 




168 


54 (10) 




168 


54 (6). (9) 




108 


54 (13) 




168 


54 (1) 




168 


54(1) 




168 


54 (7) 




168 


29 




168 


15 




168 


54 (9) 




168 


54 (14) 




168 


54(2) 




168 


54 (3), (9) 




168 


54(12) 




168 


54(2) 




168 


54 (4), (9) 




168 


54 (5). (9) 




168 


54(7) 




168 


54 (2, a) 




168 


64(6) 




168 


33 




167 


20 




168 


11 




168 


25 




168 


15 




168 


12 




168 


14 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



127 



BANKS AND BANKING — Continued. 
savings banks — Concluded. 

officers, election, term, etc. .... 

borrowing, etc., by certain, forbidden 

officers of banks, etc., not to be . 

publication of list, penalty .... 

vacancies ....... 

place for transacting business .... 

president and vice presidents, election, term, etc. 
pretending to be, forbidden 

examination and penalty .... 
probate deposits, partition sales, resulting from . 
receivers of insolvent, depo.sit of unclaimed money 
records, etc., of, copies admissible in evidence, when 
reports, annual, to commissioner 

destruction ...... 

school children, collection of savings of 

securities of United States, may hold, for depositors 

services by trustees, attorneys, etc., report of compensation 

shade tree and cemetery fund, deposit, etc. 

statement of condition, po.sting, etc. 

taxation (see Tax.\tiox, corporations, of). 

term defined . 

titles, fees for examination of . 

treasurer, annual report by . . . 

assistant treasurer, etc., election, term, etc. 

bond, to give ..... 
copy with commissioner 
new bond, when .... 

surety company, approval of form 

overseers of the poor, to inform, of paupers' depo.sits, penalty 

public welfare department, to give information to, when, penalty 

report of compensation of trustees, attorneys, etc. 
trustee, charged as, bond to indemnify 
trustees of, dividends, to declare 

election, term, etc. 

meetings .... 

office vacated, when 

savings bank laws, copies to 
United States, investment in funds of 

securities of, may keep, for depositors 
vmlawfully acting as . . . 

examination and penalty . ' . 
trust companies, in general: 

adoption of laws as to, as part of charter, when 

business corporation law as affecting 

checks, etc., on, fraudulent drawing of 

corporations subject to chapter one hundred and seventy-two 

credit from, obtaining by false pretences 

definitions ...... 

insolvent, receiving deposits by, penalty 

organization, limit of time for 

political contributions by, penalty 

public moneys, deposit in, regulated 

records, etc., of, copies admissible in evidence, when 

town deposits in, regulated . 

trust company, use of words in name, regulated, penalty 

trust, unlawful use of word .... 
examination and penalty .... 
actuary, appointment, bond, etc. 
agent, as, loans and securities, to negotiate 

securities, certain, to buy, etc., authority limited 
assessments on stockholders .... 



Chapter 



Section 



168 


9, 13, 14 


IGS 


29 


lf38 


5 


16S 


14. 15 


16.S 


14 


168 


25 


168 


9, 13, 14 


167 


12 


167 


13 


241 


34 


167 


21 


2.3.3 


77 


168 


26 


167 


11 


168 


25 


168 


33 


168 


22 


168 


37-40 


168 


15 


4 


7 (28) 


168 


30 


168 


26 


168 


9, 13, 14 


168 


24 


168 


24 


168 


24 


175 


105 


117 


13 


121 


41 


168 


22 


246 


31 


168 


48 


168 


9. 13. 14 


168 


15 


168 


23 


168 


14 


168 


54(2) 


108 


33 


167 


12 


167 


13 


172 


3 


156 


2 


266 


37 


172 


2 


266 


36 


172 


1 


266 


54 


172 


5 


55 


7 


56 


58 


29 


34 


233 


77 


44 


55 


172 


4 


167 


12 


167 


13 


172 


13 


172 


38 


172 


35 


172 


24.25 



128 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BANKS AND BANKING — Ton^tnued. 
trust companies — Continue/!. 

assignee, as (see, infra, executor, administrator, etc., as). 

audit (see, infra, examination and audit). 

bills of exchange, acceptance, etc. (see, infra, drafts, etc.). 

books. insi>ortion by stockholders, etc. 

branch offices ...... 

foroiRn countries .... 

by-law.«, adoption of 

capital stock, issue regulated 

other trust companies, of, investment in, limited 
payment in, etc., before doing bu.~ines3 . 

certificate 
security, a,s, saving.s deposits, for . 

trust department, faithful performance l)\-. for 
shares, loans on own, forbidden 
par value 
payment in cash 
purchase of own, forbidden 
quorum at meetings 
clerk, choice, etc. 
commercial paper, acceptance and rediscount 

liability of persons on, to, limit 
con.servator, a.s fsoe, infra, executor, administrator, etc. 
consolidation 
deposits in, cemeter>- jxTpi-tual care funds 

certificate's, represented by, witlidrawal. notice, jx-nalty 
court, money paid into 
disposition 
investment 
reclamation 
separate, to be kept 
special deposits, to bo 
credit unions, funds of 
depositaries, certain, by 
executors, etc., by 
general 

property, of . . 

security for, not to give, except 
special, to be separate from 
tonus and conditions 
joint, regulation . 

interest on . . 

postal savings and other pul)lic funds, security for 
special, mingling, etc., forbidden 
savings deposits to be 
trust funds to be 
sureties, assets to secure 
time, reserves as affecting 

withdrawal, regulated 
towns, by, limited 
trust funds, municipal 
directors, choice, qualification, etc. 
drafts, etc., acceptance 

liabilities of persons, etc., on 
rediscount .... 

examination and audit, commissioner, by 
access to vaults, etc., for 
request of directors, etc., at 
assistance in making 
fee for, recovery . 
report . 
trust department, of 
expert for 



Chapter 



Section 











. 172 


19 










. 172 


45, 46 










. 172 


47 










. 172 


9, 15 










172 


18 










172 


43 










172 


11, 18 










172 


11 










172 


63 










. 172 


55 










172 


39 








172 


18 








172 


11. 18 








172 


39 










. 172 


15 










172 


9, 12, 13 










172 


36,37 










172 


40 


c as) 












172 


44 






44 


54 


lalty 






172 
172 


32 
50 






172 


50 






172 


51 






172 


50 






172 


54 






172 


54 








171 


17 










ltJ9 


12 










172 


50 










172 


31 










172 


31 










172 


31 










172 


54 










172 


31 










167 


14 










167 


15 






172 


31 






172 


54 






172 


61.62 










172 


54 










175 


105 










172 


73 










172 


32 










44 


55 










44 


54 










172 


9, 12-14 










172 


36, 37 










172 


40 










172 


37 










172 


23. 28-30 










172 


27 










172 


28 










172 


30 










172 


29 










172 


29 










172 


27 










172 


27 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 

BANKS AND BANKING — Continued. 

trust companies — Continued. 
, examination and audit — Concluded. 

examining committee, by . . . 

election ...... 

further examination by commissioner 
report to commissioner 
executor, administrator, etc., as, appointment 
authority to act ..... 

court proceedings, action of officers 
funds held, capital stock, etc., to secure 
debts, etc., of corporation, not liable for 
guaranty fund to secure 
investment ..... 

special deposits, to be 
surety on bonds, when required 
federal reserve bank, membership in 

reserves, effect on ... . 

fees, commissions, etc., to officers, penalty 
foreign countries, branch offices in 
guaranty fund, establishment and investment 
savings department, in . . . 

trust department, in . 
guardian, conservator, appointment as (see, supra, executor, administrator, 

etc., as), 
incorporation of, agreement of association, contents 
subscribers to, first meeting 

number ..... 

articles of organization, filing, etc. 

existence dates from 
certificate, permitting business 
public convenience, etc. 

notice ...... 

incorporation, certificate 

notice of intention .... 

organization, time limit for . 
stockholders, filing of list of . 
insolvent, receivers of (see, infra, receivers, insolvent, etc., of) 
investment committee, savings department, for 
investment of funds, in general 

bank building, in .... 

commercial paper, in . 

court, funds deposited by order of 

executor, etc., funds held as 

farm property, loans on . . . 

guaranty funds, of ... . 

personal security, loans on . 
real estate, loans on . 
securities, corporations and governments, of 
stock of other trust companies, in 
trust funds, of . 
legal information, etc., may furni.sh . 
letters of credit, may issue 

liability of certain persons, corporations and governments to, limited 
loans by, amount, to one person, etc., limited 
drafts, acceptance of . 

liabilities of persons, etc., on, limitation 
rediscount ..... 

farm property, on ... . 

personal security, on . 

real estate, on .... • 

excessive, appraisal by commissioner, etc. 
shares of own stock, on . . . 

merger ....... 





129 


lapter 


Section 


172 


21, 22 


172 


20 


172 


23 


172 


21,22 


172 


52 


172 


56 


172 


57 


172 


55 


172 


54 


172 


77-79 


172 


63 


172 


54 


172 


58 


172 


48 


172 


81 


172 


IG, 17 


172 


47 


172 


80 


172 


64 


172 


77-79 


172 


7 


172 


9 


172 


6 


172 


10 


172 


10 


172 


11 


172 


8 


172 


8 


172 


10 


172 


8 


172 


5 


172 


11 


172 


60, 61 


172 


33 


172 


41, 42 


172 


36,37 


172 


51 


172 


53 


172 


34 


172 


64,80 


172 


33 


172 


33,34 


172 


33 


172 


43 


172 


51, 53. 59 


221 


46 


172 


36 


172 


* 40 


172 


40 


172 


36,37 


172 


40 


172 


37 


172 


34 


172 


33 


172 


33.34 


167 


10 


172 


39 


172 


44 



130 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BANKS AND BANKING — Continued. 
trust companies — Continued. 

niort yaf^C'S on real estate, in general . 
court funds, investment in . 
farm lands ....... 

officers, lx)rrow-ing funds, etc., of savings department 
choice, term, etc. . ... 

courts may compel attendaiu-e, etc. 
fees, commi.ssions, etc., to, penalty 
returns, oaths, etc., to execute and make 
powers, in general ...... 

president, choice, etc. ..... 

property, may receive, collect income, etc. 
real estate, bank building, investment in . 

loans on ...-•• • 

excessive, appraisal by commissioner, etc. . 
receiver, as (.see, supra, executor, administrator, etc., a-;). 
receivers, insolvent, etc., of, deposit of unclaimed money 
stockholders' liability, may enforce 
low reserve, in case of . 
relations with other banks and trust companies, con.solidation 
federal reserve bank, powers as memlx-r of 

reserve reriuircments 
stock holdings regulated 
reserve, amount required .... 

composition . . . . ■ 

federal reserve bank, effect of membership in 
proceedings if less than required amount 
reserve agent, authority of certain, to act as 
composition of reserve 
revocation of authority 
returns to conmiis.sioner, form and contents 
safe deposit, receipt of proixrty for . 
savings banks, deposits by, in . 

joint occupation of office forbidden 
savings department, accounts, etc., of, separate, to Ix? 
bank book, recognizance, deposit by surety, etc., on 
deposits in, as.sets, general, of corporation, pa>'ment from 
capital stock to Ix- security for pajTuenl 

interest and di\'idends on . 

investment .... 
preference to, in a.s.sets of department 
separate, to be kept . 
special deposits, to be 
withdrawal, notice 
fees, commissions, etc., for loans by 
guaranty fund .... 
income, disposition 
interest and dividends, deposits, on 
computation of time, holiday, etc. 
declaration of, prerequisites 
disallowance, when 

income tax, exemption from, regulated 
joint deposits, on . 
monthly placing on interest 
sums deposited at intervals, on 
unearned, penalty for pajinent 
investment committee, election 
borrowing funds, etc., by . 
duties . . . . - 

investment of funds, law governing 
income from, disposition 
investment committee to approve 
separate, to be 



Chapter 



Section 



172 


.33 


172 


.=-)l 


172 


34 


172 


71 


172 


9, 12-14 


172 


.57 


. 172 


16, 17 


172 


57 


. 172 


31-48 


172 


9. 12, 13 


172 


31 


172 


41, 42 


. 172 


33.34 


. 1G7 


10 


1 1\7 


21 


172 


24 


. 172 


76 


172 


44 


172 


48 


. 172 


81 


172 


43 


. 172 


73 


172 


74, 75 


172 


81 


172 


76 


172 


75 


172 


75 


. 172 


76 


. 172 


26 


. 172 


31 


. IGS 


54(7) 


. 16S 


4 


. 172 


62 


. 270 57. 61. 68, 71, 79-81 


. 172 


63 


. 172 


63 


r 167 


15-18 


•ll72 


67-69 


. 172 


61 


. 172 


62 


172 


62 


. 172 


61 


. 172 


66 


. 172 


72 


. 172 


64 


. 172 


65 


. 167 


17 


. 167 


17 


. 172 


68 


. 172 


69 


62 


1 (a. 1) 


. 167 


15 


. 172 


67 


. 167 


16 


. 167 


18 


172 


60 


. 172 


71 


. 172 


61 


. 172 


61 


. 172 


65 


. 172 


61 


172 


62 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 

BANKS AND BANKING — Conduced, 
trust companies — Concluded. 
savings department — Concluded. 
loans by, fees, commissions, etc., for 

law governing 
officers, borrowing funds, etc., by . 
pass books, lost .... 
verification .... 
required to have, when 
securities, income of, collection 

sinking funds of street railway companies, custodians of 
stockholders, assessments on 
books, may inspect 
filing list ..... 

liability of, enforcement, etc. 

savings deposits, to secure 
trust department, to secure 
quorum at meetings 
supervision, in general 
taxation (see Taxation, corporations, of) 
transfer agent, as . 
treasurer, appointment, etc. 

bond ...... 

overseers of the poor, to inform, of paupers' deposits, penalty 
public welfare department, to give information to, when, penalty 
trust department, regulated .... 

examination, report and, by committee to include 
special, by commissioner .... 

trust guaranty fund, establishment, etc. 

pledge . . . . . . . 

trustee, as, bondholders, for, property, to receive, etc. 
funds held as, investment .... 

loans and securities, to negotiate, etc. 
money or property from executors, etc. . 
See also, supra, executor, administrator, etc., as. 
trust guaranty fund, establishment and investment 
income, use of . 
transfer to general capital .... 

trust funds, security for .... 

See also Banking and Insurance, Department of; Credit Unions; Negoti 
ABLE Instruments, checks. 
BANKS AND LOAN AGENCIES, DIVISION OF. 

Sec B.\NKING .\ND Ixsr-RANCE, DEPARTMENT OF. 

BANKS, COMMISSIONER OF. 

See Banking and Insurance, Department of. 
BANK SHARES. 

dividends on certain, not taxable ........ 

taxation ............. 

See also Taxation, corporations, of. 

transfer by foreign executor, etc., inheritance tax as affecting 
See also Taxation, legacies and successions, of. 
BAPTISMS. 

church records of, copies by towns ........ 

BAR, ADMISSION TO. 

See Attorneys .kt L.-vw; Bar Examiners, Bo.^rd of. 
BARBED WIRE FENCE. 

public way, on, penalty .......... 

BARBER SHOP. 

colored persons, etc., discrimination as to, in, penalty . . . . . 

BAR EXAMINERS, BOARD OF. 

appointment, term, etc. .......... 

compensation and expenses ......... 

examinations, etc., duties .......... 

rules, may make ........... 



[Chapter 


Section 


172 


72 


172 


61 


172 


71 


lf)7 


20 


172 


70 


172 


60 


172 


31 


161 


25 


172 


25 


172 


19 


172 


11 


/167 


24 


\172 


24, 25 


172 


63 


172 


55 


172 


15 


172 


26-30 


172 


38 


172 


13 


172 


13 


117 


13 


121 


41 


172 


49-59 


172 


21, 22 


172 


27 


172 


77 


172 


78 


172 


38 


172 


59 


172 


38 


172 


50 


172 


77 


172 


79 


172 


79 


172 


78 



62 
63 

65 



66 



1 (b) 
1-10 

8 



86 


6 


272 


98 


221 


35 


221 


36 


221 


36,37 


221 


36 



132 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BARGAIN AND SALE. 

deed of quitclaim, effective as .... . 

BARK. 

Sec Wood and Bark. 
BARLEY. 

bushel, weight of ...... . 

sale at wholesale, regulated ..... 

short weight in sale by bushel, penalty 
BARNS. 

Inirning, penalty ....... 

inspection, inspectors of animals, by . 

reports ......... 

rules, etc., as to, director of division of animal industrj', by 

jjenalty for violations ...... 

unsanitarj' condition, division of dairj'ing, etc., to report as to 
See also Staules. 
BARNSTABLE. 

fir.sL (li.sirict court of Barnstable held at 
medical examiner district, second Barnstable, in 
probate court held at .... 

state normal school at ... . 

model schools in connection with 
superior court sittings at . 
siiiircmc judii-i:il <'(iMrt sittings at 
BARNSTABLE COUNTY. 

berries, picking of, camping, etc., by aliens in 

brant, ducks, geese, teal, close season in, penalty 

first district court of, territorial jurisdiction . 

hares, hunting, etc., in, regulated, penalty 

juries in, venire for supreme judicial court 

lobsters, licenses to take, in . . . 

medical examiners, etc., in . 

oysters, cultivation, etc., in, regulated . 

probate court for, sessions .... 

rei)rescntatives in general court, numlier apportionetl to 

second district court of, territorial jurisfliction 

smelts, taking in seines, etc., in, regulated 

superior court sittings in . 

supreme judicial court, jury sitting for 

law sitting at Boston for ... 

towns in, cdngressional district, sixteenth, in 

senatorial district. Cape and Pl>'mouth. in 
tuberculosis hosjtital in, exempt from certain statutes 
See also Counties. 
BARRE. 

central district court of Worcester, in district of 
congressional district, third, in . 
medical examiner district, tenth Worcester, in 
senatorial district, Worcester and Hampden, in 
trial justice for ...... 

New Braintrcc and Oakham, concurrent jurisdiction in 
BARREL. 

content regulated ........ 

See also Apples; Cl.\m Bait; Cranberries. 
lobsters, containing, in transit, marking, penalty, enforcement, etc. 
smelts, containing, search, seizure, sale, libel, when 
BARS. 

maliciously throwing down, etc., penalty .... 

ways, removal, etc., from ....... 

BARYTES. 

confectionery, deemed adulterant of, when .... 
BASEBALL. 

Lord's day, permitted on, when ...... 



Chapter 
. 1S3 



Section 
2 



94 


173 


94 


218 


94 


223 


266 


2-4 


129 


23 


129 


23.38 


129 


2 


129 


30.34 


128 


13 


218 


1 


38 


1 


215 


62 


7.3 


1 


73 


3 


212 


14 


211 


17 


266 


116 


131 


37 


218 


1 


131 


47. 50 


234 


16 


130 


104-106 


38 


1 


130 


120-130 


215 


62 


57 


4 


218 


1 


1.30 


70 


212 


14 


211 


17 


211 


12 


57 


1 


57 


3 


111 


78 


218 


1 


57 


1 


38 


1 


57 


3 


219 


2 


219 


3 



94 



172 



130 


110-113 


130 


74 


266 


114 


84 


8 


86 


5 


94 


186 


136 


21-28 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



133 



BASEMENT. 

term defined, tenement house laws, under 



Chapter 

144 

145 



See also Buildings. 
BASKETS. 

See Berries ; Bread and Bakery Products ; Charcoal and Coke ; 
Coal. 
BASS. 

See Fish and Fisheries. 
BASTARD. 

concealment by mother of death, penalty ....... 

joinder of murder and concealment charges ....... 

See also Illegitimate Children; Minors, infants. 
BASTARDY. 
in general: 

cases, precedence in superior court, to have 
indictment for, form .... 

misdemeanor, made a . . . 

non-support of child, penalties on father 
proceedings in, appeals 
commitment of defendant 
continuances, adjournments, etc. 
custody of child .... 

dismissal, effect .... 

district court, jurisdiction, etc. 

forfeited bail, use of . . . 

marriage of parties, effect 

new trials in . 

old law, under .... 

paternity, adjudication of 

pajTnent to mother, orders for 

penalties, practice, etc. 

provision for child's maintenance, efifect 

superior court, jurisdiction, etc. 

term defined ..... 

venue ...... 

public welfare department to prosecute certain cases of 
BATH HOUSES. 

public, Lord's day, keeping open on, permitted 
state (see Metropolitan Districts, parks district). 
BATHING. 

beach, throwing glass on, penalty ..... 

reservations, metropolitan, in, accommodations for 

suits, renting of, licenses, etc., for ..... 

water supply sources, in, penahzed, arrest .... 

BATHROOMS. 

tenement house laws, under (see Tenement Houses). 
BATHS. 

public, establishment by towns ..... 

vapor (see M.\nicuring, M.\ssage and Vapor Baths). 
BAWDY HOUSE. 

See House of III Fame. 
BEACH BIRDS. 

See Game, birds. 
BEACHES. 

bathing, throwing glass on, penalty .... 

fires upon certain, regulated ..... 

improvement of (see Low Land and Swamps, improvement) 
sand, gravel, etc., removal from . . . . ■ 

BEACONS. 

grants to United States for ..... 

jurisdiction of United States over lands ceded for . 
mooring vessel, etc., to, injuring, etc., penalty 



272 
272 



136 



40 



265 

48 

91 

1 

1 
266 



Section 
2 
2 



22 
23 



212 


24 


277 


Forms, p. 2824 


273 


11 


273 


15, 16 


273 


12 


273 


13 


273 


13 


273 


14 


273 


17 


218 


26 


273 


11 


273 


18 


273 


17 


273 


12 


273 


19 


273 


12 


273 


13, 16 


273 


13, 16 


273 


17 


273 


11 


273 


11 


273 


11 


121 


8 



265 


32 


92 


41 


140 


194-196 


111 


172, 173 



12 



32 
13-15 

3D 

6 

7 
135 



134 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAAVS. 



BEANS. 

bu.shol, weight of ... . 

fental, .sale by, when .... 

sale for plantiiiK, etc., regulated, penalty 
short weight, in sale by bushel, jx-nalty 
soy, weight of bushel of . . . 

wliolesale, sale at, regulated 
BEARS. 

Iiiililir' ways, driving on, ix?nalty. etc. . 
BEAST OR BIRD. 

larceny ...... 

St.' also .\nim.\l.s; G.\.me. 
BEASTS. 

at large, taking and impounding . 

fees ...... 

field driver, on i)renii.'<es of 
proprietors of general fields, of 
rescue or escajx-, retaking upon 
ix'iialty, etc., for res<'ue 
damage, doing, action for 
distraint proceedings 

costs, damages, etc., owner to jiay 
demand, statement of amount, etc. 

detennination of disputed 
escape or rescue, retaking upon 

penalty for rescue 
iTMi)ounding .... 

legality of distress, how tried 
notice ..... 

sale, when ..... 

dispo.sal of i)roceeds . 
division fence, want of repair, efTect 
distrained or impounded, replevin 

See also REri.KVi.v, ,\cTio.V8 (tF. 
projjrietors of general fields, of, impounding . 
stray (.see Stii.w Hk.\sts). 
See also .\.\im.\us; CI.vme. 
BECKET. 

<-(>ngressiuiial district, first, in .... . 

district court of central Berkshire, in district of 
police court of Lee, concurrent juri.siiiction in 
medical examiner district, third Ik-rkshire, in 
senatorial district, Berkshire, Hampshire and Hampden, in 
BEDFORD. 

congressional district, fifth, in .... . 

district court of central Middlesi^x. in district of 
medical examiner district, sixth Middlesex, in 
senatorial district, seventh Middlesex, in . 
BEDS AND BEDDING. 

distress for taxes, exempt from ..... 

execution, exempt from seizure on ... . 

See also Hotels, Lodgi.vg .^xd Bo.krdixg Houses; Household Furniture 
AM> Goods; Ixxholdeus .\xd Commox Victu.\llers 
BEDS IN HOSPITALS. 

town appropriations for ....... 

BEEF, WEIGHERS OF. 

See ML.\icir.\L Offickks .vxd Employees; WEiGHEiis, Me.^surers axd Sur- 
veyors OF Co.MMODlTIES, LoC.\L. 

BEES. 

access of inspector, etc., to apiaries 
annual report relative to . 
apiaries, inspector of, powers and duties 
diseases, inspections to prevent 
penalty for interference with 
notice to inspector of apiaries, penalty 



hapter 


Section 


94 


173 


94 


97 


94 


96 


94 


22.3 


94 


17.3 


94 


97 


85 


19 


266 


46 


49 


24,25 


49 


26.27 


49 


28 


179 


24 


49 


39 


49 


40 


49 


29 


49 


29-38 


49 


32 


49 


31 


49 


35 


49 


39 


49 


40 


49 


31) 


49 


41 


49 


33. 34 


49 


37 


49 


38 


49 


29.41 


247 


1-6 



179 



57 

218 

218 

38 

57 

57 

218 
38 
57 

60 
235 



40 



24 



1 
1 
1 
1 
3 

1 
1 
1 
3 



24 

34(1) 



5(19) 



128 
128 
128 
128 
128 
128 



36 
5.37 

32-37 
32 
38 

33, 38 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



135 



BEES — Concluded. Chapter 

diseases — Concluded. 

quarantine, treatment, destruction, etc., penalty 

records relative to . 

sale of diseased, penalty ..... 

literature relative to . 

transportation regulated, penalty 

Sec also .\GniriM.TURE, Dep.\.rt.\if:xt of. 
BEETS AND BEET GREENS. 

bushel, weight of ..... . 

short weight, in sale by, penalty 
BEGGING. 

children, by, penalty on parents, etc. . 

tramp, prima facie evidence .... 

See also V.vgr.vnts. 
EELCHERTOWN. 

congressional district, second, in . 

district court of Hampshire held at 

medical examiner district, fourth Hampshire, in 

senatorial district, Franklin and Hampshire, in 
BELLADONNA, TINCTURE OF. 

sale regulated ...... 

BELLINGHAM. 

congressional district, thirteenth, in 

district court of western Norfolk, in district of 

medical examiner district, seventh Norfolk, in 

senatorial district, fourth Worcester, in 
BELL ROPE. 

cutting, etc., before fire, penalty . ' . 
BELLS. 

employers, use by .... . 

railroad crossings, at . 

sleighs, to be used on .... 

BELMONT. 

congressional district, eighth, in . 

medical examiner district, first Middlesex, in 

metropolitan fire prevention district, included in 
parks district, in . 
water district, in . 

north metropolitan sewerage system, in 

senatorial district, second Middlesex, in 

third district court of eastern Middlesex, in district of 
BELTING. 

factories, in, safety appliances for ........ 

BENEFICLA.RY ASSOCIATIONS, SOCIETIES, ETC. 

See Fraternal Benefit Societies. 
BENEFITS. 

See Betterments, Assessment of; Fraternal Benefit Societies. 
BENEVOLENT INSTITUTIONS. 

assessors, lists of property to ........ . 

incorporation (see Corporations, charitable, etc.). 

taxation, property exempt from ......... 

BENZINE. 

automatic sprinklers in certain buildings where, used, regulated, penalty . 

storage, etc., regulated, penalty ......... 

See also Explosives a.\d Inflammable Fluids. 
BEQUEST. 

child, term in, adopted child, to include, when ...... 

See also Executors and Ad.ministr.a.tors; Leg.\.cies and Bequests; Leg- 
acies AND Successions; Legatees; Wills. 
BERKLEY. 

congressional district, fifteenth, in ....... . 

first district court of Bristol, in district of ....•■ • 

medical examiner district, second Bristol, in ...... 

senatorial district, first Bristol, in ....... . 



Section 



128 


34, 38 


128 


37 


128 


33, 38 


128 


32 


128 


35,38 


94 


173 


94 


223 


272 


58 


272 


63 


57 


1 


218 


1 


38 


1 


57 


3 



270 

57 

218 

38 

57 

266 

149 

160 

89 

57 
38 

148 
92 
92 
92 
57 

218 

149 



no 



57 

218 
38 
57 



1 
1 
1 
3 

11 

175 

138 

3 

1 
1 

28 

33 

10 

1 

3 

1 

127 



59 


29 


59 


5(3) 


148 


36,51 


148 


32, 51 



1 
1 
1 

3 



136 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BERKSHIRE COUNTY. 

district courts of .... . 

equity hcariiig.s at Springfield for 

hares, European, hunting, etc., at any time in 

medical examiners, etc., in . 

probate court for, .sessions ..... 

special judge for ..... . 

registry of deeds districts in ... . 

representatives in general court, number apportioned to 
superior court sittings in .... . 

supreme judicial court, jur>' sitting for 

law sitting for ...... 

trout, rearing stations for, director, etc., to maintain, in 
tulxjrculosis hospital in, capacity 
See also Counties. 
BERLIN. 

conj^ressional district, fifth, in . 
medical examiner district, fourth Worcester, in 
second district court of eastern Worcester, in district of 
senatorial rlistrict, Worcester and Hampden, in 
BERNARDSTON. 

congressional district, second, in . 
district court of Franklin, in district of 
medical examiner district, eastern Friinklin, in 
senatorial district, Franklin and Hampshire, in 
BERRIES. 

ba.-^ket, sale by, regulated, pen.ilty 
carrj'ing away, by trespass, penalty 
pedlers, sale by . 

picking by aliens in certain coimtics restricted 
shruIibery-bcariiiK, compensation for destruction of certain 
strike or level nieiisurc, sale by, regulated 
BERTILLON SYSTEM. 

measurement of prisoners by, in general 
appointment of pensons to take 

compi'iisation, not to receive, except, etc. 
traveling exiK-nses, reimbursement 
copies of, bureau of identification, to 

police and prison authorities, to 
court may order taking of . . . 

records, keeping, etc. .... 

photographs to be attached to 
publication ..... 

transmission to and keeping by commis.sioner of correction 
agent to assist in keeping, etc., appointment, salary, etc. 
BETS. 

retristoriiif: of (see T.OTTKiui.st. 
BETTERMENTS, ASSESSMENT OP. 
abatement, petitions for 

appeals, county commissioners, to 
superior court, to . . . 

costs under .... 

jury trial .... 

procedure, etc., under 
death of person entitled to file 
extension of filing time 

practice act, certain pro\nsions, applicable to 
reimbursement following abatement 
amount, estimate, not to exceed . 
special benefit, not to exceed . 
application of proceeds, parks, accruing from 
apportionment, assessing board, by 

assessors in cities, by . . . 

authorization, in general 
benefit accruing, not to exceed 



Chapter 


Section 


218 


1 


214 


38 


131 


46 


3S 


1 


215 


62 


217 


3 


3t) 


1 


57 


4 


212 


14 


211 


17 


211 


13 


130 


54 


111 


81 


57 


1 


3S 


1 


21.S 


1 


57 


3 


57 


1 


21S 


1 


38 


1 


57 


3 


94 


98 


266 


113 


101 


17 


266 


116 


12.S 


23 


04 


99 


127 


23-31 


127 


23 


127 


30 


127 


30 


127 


31 


127 


24, 25, 29 


127 


23 


127 


28 


127 


28 


127 


29 


127 


23-25 


127 


24 



80 
80 
80 
80 
80 
80 
80 
80 
231 
80 
80 
80 
45 
80 
SO 
80 
80 



5 

10 
7 
9 
9 
9 
8 
6 
145 
5 
2 
1 
6 
13 
14 
1 
1 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



137 



etc., to, construction 



BETTERMENTS, ASSESSMENT OF — Concluded. 

bctlemient laws, application of, low lands, etc., improvement 

provisions exclusive, when 

sewer assessments, to 

sidewalk assessments, to . 

ways, laying out, relocation, etc. 
collection by tax collector . 

tax forms, use 
conditions warranting 
damages for taking, etc., to include 
description of property, order to contain 
division of land assessed, remedy of persons aggrieved 
eminent domain proceedings, in course of, assumption in settlement 

deducting benefits in lieu of 

order of taking to state 
estimate of amount, order to contain 
highways, laying out, alteration, etc. 

relocation .... 
interest on assessment 

reduction of assessment, in case of 

reimbursement, in case of 
lessees, contribution . 

superior court, determination . 
lien on land, attaches, when 

division, as affecting 

duration . . . ' . 

reassessment, in case of . 

registered land, enforcement on 
low land, swamps, etc., roads, ditches, 
order, contents, recording, etc. 
personal liability for, negatived . 
plan of area benefited, recording, etc. 
public improvements, in course of, establishment, etc 
public ways, alteration, etc., of, street railway assessments, in connection with 
reassessment of invalid ....... 

registration of title as affecting ...... 

sale of land, for non-payment, etc., not needed for improvement 

redemption ......... 

special acts authorizing, effect of betterment laws on 
surrender of land assessed ....... 

time limit for ......... 

trust realty, on, mortgage, to pay ..... 

See also Assessments, Special, Real Property, on; Gypsy and Brown 
Tail Moths; Low Land and Swamps; Sewers and Drains 
Sidewalks; Snow and Ice; Street Sprinkling; Ways, 
public, laying out, alteration, etc. 
BETTING. 

boxing match, on, penalty . 

gaming, on, penalty .... 

notes, etc., given as consideration for, void 
public conveyance, etc., in, penalty 
recovery of money, etc., lost by . 
registering bets, penalties, etc., relative to 
BEVERAGES. 

registration of vessels for sale of certain 
term defined for purposes of 

See also Beverages, Non-intoxicating, Certain; Bottles; 
W.\ter; Soft Drinks, so-cai.led. 
BEVERAGES, NON-INTOXICATING, CERTAIN. 



lapter 


Section 


252 


14, 19 


80 


17 


83 


28 


83 


28 


82 


11, 12 


80 


4 


60 


105 


80 


1 


80 


1 


80 


2 


80 


15 


79 


39 


79 


12 


79 


1.9 


80 


2 


82 


12 


82 


11 


80 


13 


80 


9 


80 


5 


80 


11 


80 


11 


80 


12 


80 


15 


80 


12 


80 


16 


185 


84 


252 


14, 19 


80 


2 


80 


4 


80 


2 


79 


9 


161 


79,80 


80 


16 


185 


46 


80 


3 


80 


4 


80 


17 


80 


3 


80 


1 


203 


23 



licenses for sale of, annual vote in cities 
bond of licensee 
classes and conditions 
conviction of licensee voids license 
death of licensee, etc. 
display on premises 



and towns 





271 


42 




271 


1 




137 


3 




271 


2 




137 


1,2 




271 


17-28 




110 


17-20 




no 


I 


Mineral 








138 


11 




1.38 


43,44 




138 


17, 18 




138 


84 




138 


20 




138 


17 



138 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BEVERAGES, NON-INTOXICATING, CERTAIN — Concluded. 
licenses for sale of — Concluded. 
druKKists, to . 

v(ji(l, when 
fees, payment, etc. 

state, pajTiient of part to 
forfeiture .... 

form, KruntiriK, etc. 
hours for excrcisinR 

inspection of premises, taking samples, etc 
notice, by puljlication of application 
number, etc., limited .... 
re)^ulalion of licensed premi.ses 
revocation, omission of puljlication of notice, for 
schools, near, forliidden . 
state secretary to report relative to 
transfer to another location 
unfit persons, refusal to . 
unlawful sale renders void, etc. 
violation of provision of, jx-nalty 
voting on, eountinn of vot<'s, state blanks, etc., use of 

town meetings, in, jKTifjd for 

towns, in . 
liconsinR authorities, tenu flefined 
licensinii boartis ..... 

ahlennen to be, in certain cities 
appointment ...... 

cities, certain, excmi>t from law relative to 
no licen.se vote, effect .... 

office ....... 

or»;anization ...... 

party reijresentation ... 

(luorum ..... 

record and report ..... 

removal, court review, etc. 

salaries ...... 

terms defined ..... 

terms of office ..... 

vacancies ...... 

sale, druggists, by ... . 

penalty for sale without certificate 
plij-sician, etc., fraudulent prescription by, penalty 
purchaser, frauilulent certificate by, iH>nalty 
licenses for (see, supra, licenses for sale of), 
prohibited, except, etc. .... 

unlawful, penalty ..... 

license rendered void by, etc. 
term defined ...... 

violation of laws relative to, general penalty 

voting list to Ix? used on question of granting licenses 

See also Beverages; Intoxic.\tixg Liquors; Licexsing 

Bo.\RDS. 

BEVERLY. 

congressional district, sixth, in 

first district court of Essex, in district of 

medical examiner di.strict, seventh Es.sex, in 

pilots for port of, appointment, etc. 

senatorial district, second Essex, in 
BIBLES. 

execution, exempt from seizure on 

jails, etc., inmates to be supplied with 

schools, to be read in ... 

BICARBONATE OF SODA. 

sale, certain laws not to apply to, when 



Chapter 



Section 



138 


26.27 


138 


29 


138 


19, 20, 43 


138 


46 


138 


17.48 


138 


11-13 


138 


17.24 


138 


47 


13S 


15 


138 


14 


138 


17. 21-24 


138 


15 


13S 


22 


9 


17 


1.38 


45 


138 


16 


13S 


84 


138 


86 


54 


104 


54 


64 


39 


19. 20, 23 


138 


1 


138 


4- 10 


138 


8 


138 


4 


138 


10 


138 


8 


138 


7 


138 


6 


138 


4 


138 


6 


138 


g 


138 


6 


138 


7 


138 


1 


138 


6 


138 


6 


[ 112 


32-35 


1 138 


28. 30-32 


138 


87 


138 


88 


138 


88 


138 


2 


138 


83 


138 


84 


138 


1 


138 


86 


41 


5 



■Authorities axu 



57 
218 

38 
103 

57 

235 
127 

71 

112 



1 
1 
1 

7 
3 

34 (3) 
93 
31 

35 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



139 



pp. 11 to 4.3). 



BICYCLE PATHS. 

reserved spaces for .......... 

penalty for trespass on ........ . 

BICYCLES. 

baggage, as .......... . 

insurance as to (see Insurance). 

larceny, second conviction, penalty ....... 

ways, etc., on, regulation, penalty ....... 

BIGAMY. 

See Polygamy. 
BILLBOARDS AND ADVERTISING SIGNS, PUBLIC WAYS, ETC., ON 
abatement of unlawful 

common carriers, certain signs of, exempted 
constitutional iirovisions as to (see index to state constitution 
exemption of certain signs . 
forbidden, when 
licensing, etc. 

ordinances, local, regulation by 
penalties .... 

rules of highway division, regulation by 
show bill, etc., posted, malicious injury to, penalty 
BILLERICA. 

congressional district, fifth, in . . . 

medical examiner district, fifth Middlesex, in 
police court of Lowell, in district of 
senatorial district, seventh Middlesex, in 
BILLIARD, POOL AND SIPPIO TABLES. 
gaming, use for, forbidden . 

certain places, in, penalty 
licenses .... 

fees .... 

form, contents, etc. 

keeping without, penalty 

place of, invalid outside . 

revocation, etc. 

term .... 

minors, penalty for admitting 
police, etc., entry on premises 
unlawful keeping, jurisdiction of trial justice 
BILLS AND NOTES. 

See Xegotiaule Instruments. 
BILLS, LEGISLATIVE. 

drafts of, form of certain ....... 

senate and house counsel, preparation by . 

submission by state officers, etc. ...... 

See also General Court; Statutes. 
BILLS OF CREDIT. 

forgery, etc., of, penalties ....... 

evidence, certificate of officers as .... . 

seizure .......... 

See also Forgery and Counterfeiting; also index to federal 
pp. 1 to 10. 
BILLS OF EXCEPTIONS. 

Sec Exceptiux.s; Practice in Civil Actions. 
BILLS OF EXCHANGE. 

See Xkgotiabi.io Instruments. 
BILLS OF LADING. 
in general: 

definitions of terms in uniform act ..... 

documents of title, .application of, laws to . 

false, to defraud insurer, penalty ..... 

negotiable instruments law. certain phrases in, not applicable to 

pledge, etc., of, fraudulent, by consignee or factor, penalty 
acceptance by consignor without objection, effect . 
adverse claimants to goods as affectmg delivery . 



Chapter 


Section 


82 


34, .35 


82 


36 



160 

266 

85 



108 
106 
266 
107 
266 
lOS 
lOS 



196 

41 
12-14 



93 


31 


93 


32 


93 


32 


93 


30 


93 


29 


93 


29 


93 


33 


93 


29 


266 


125 


57 


1 


38 


1 


218 


1 


57 


3 


140 


177 


271 


4 


140 


177 


140 


202 


140 


202 


140 


178 


140 


204 


140 


177, 205 


140 


202, 203 


140 


179 


140 


201 


219 


25 



• 


3 


52 


■ 


3 


52 


• 


30 


34 




267 


7-13, 29 


. 


267 


15 




267 


30 


constitution, 







SO 
29 
110 
18 
88 
10 
20 



140 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BILLS OF LADING — Continued. 

agent in possession of, validity of sale by . . . 

dealings with, by, effect ...... 

alterations, additions, etc., effect .... 

antecedent debt, etc., as constituting value in relation to 



attachment, goods held under 

negotiable bill, of . 

transfer of bill, in case of . . . 

bond to carrier when lost, etc. 

cancellation, etc., of, on delivery of goods, carrier' 

care of goods, stipulations as to, restricted 

citation of law.s as to . 

con.signee in, advances to, lien of creditor 

dealings with, by, effect .... 

lien of, for advances, etc. 

non-ncgotialjle bill, named in . 

delivery of goods under, entitled to 
liability of carrier to, for rccital.s in 

term defined ...... 

consignor in. term defined .... 

name to appear in . 

receipt Ijy. without objection, effect 
creditors* rights against negotiable 
delivery of goods by carrier, acknowledgment, etc. 

adverse claimants, in case of . 

failure to cancel, etc., negotiable bill on, effect 

justifiable ... 

lien as affecting 

lost or destroyed bills, under 

misdelivery, liability for . 

satisfaction of lien a-s condition of 

surrender of bill as condition of 

third person, title of, as excusing 

who entitled to ... . 

description of goods, to contain 

liability of carrier, as affected by 
draft on buyer, transmission with 
duplicates, fraudulent issue of, penally 

marked, to be 

accuracy of, carrier warrants 

warranty as to . 

endorsee of negotiable, title of 
factor in possession, validity of sale by 

dealings with, by, effect . 
false statement in, issue with knowledge of, penalt 
federal law as affecting 
forging, etc., penalty .... 

uttering, penalty .... 
form of, as indicating title . 
fraudulent, issue of, by carrier, etc., penalty 

negotiation or transfer, penalty 

procuring carrier to issue, penalty 
good faith, term defined 
goods, term defined .... 
holder of negotiable, delivery of goods, entitled to 

liability of carrier to, for recitals, etc. 

term defined ..... 
interpleader by carrier of, adverse claimants, in ca 
interpretation of laws governing . 
issue regulated, penalties 
laws governing, citation 

interpretation .... 

scope ...... 



failure to make 



of, as conditio:) of 



c of 



Chapter 


Section 


104 


1 


104 


1-6 


108 


16 


' 104 


5 


, 108 


50 


f lOS 


31 


1 223 


72,73 


108 


23 


f 108 


31 


\223 


73 


108 


17 


108 


14, 15 


108 


3 


108 


51 


104 


4,5 


104 


1-6 


104 


2,3 


108 


4 


103 


11 


108 


22 


108 


50 


108 


50 


108 


2 


108 


10 


lOS 


23 


108 


11 


108 


20 


108 


14, 15 


108 


12 


108 


11, 24, 25 


108 


17 


108 


1.5 


108 


11 


108 


11 


108 


21 


108 


11 


108 


2 


108 


22 


108 


38.39 


108 


44 


108 


7 


108 


18 


108 


18 


108 


30 


104 


1 


104 


1-6 


108 


43 


108 


1 


267 


1 


267 


5 


108 


38 


108 


42 


108 


46 


108 


47 


108 


50 


108 


50 


108 


11 


108 


22 


108 


50 


lOS 


20 


108 


49-51 


108 


1-10, 42-48 


108 


51 


108 


49-51 


lOS 


1 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



141 



BILLS OF hABIN Q— Concluded. 

lion of carrier, as affected by ... . 

lost or destroyed, delivery under court order 

misdelivery of goods under, carrier's liability 

mortgagees, etc., rights of, preserved . 

name of person to be notified, effect of insertion in negotiable 

negotiable bill, term defined .... 

negotiation, accident as affecting 

breach of duty as atTecting .... 

conversion as affectmg ..... 

delivery, by . 

duress as affecting ...... 

endorsement, by ..... . 

fraud as affecting . ..... 

mistake as affecting ..... 

seller's lien as affecting ..... 

subsequent, by endorser retaining possession 

title of endorsee ...... 

warranties by endorser ..... 

who may negotiate ..... 

non-negotiable bill, endorsement, effect 
fraudulent omission of mark, penalty 
marked as, to be 

term defined ....... 

order, term defined ...... 

owner, term limited ...... 

partial delivery of goods, carrier's failure to endorse on 
parts or sets, negotiable, not to be issued in . 
penalties for fraud relative to ... . 

person, term defined ...... 

pledge, etc., by consignee or factor of goods held under 

rights of owner ...... 

purchaser, term defined ..... 

purchaser for value, etc., rights of . . . 



recitals in, as affecting carrier's liability 

sale by factor or agent of goods consigned under . 

seller's lien, as affected by negotiation . 

shipper's load and count, effect of insertion of term in 

stoppage in transit, right of, as affected by negotiation 

straight bill, term defined . 

terms and contents .... 

title to goods under, carrier not to assert 

form as indicating .... 
transfer ...... 

attachment, etc., of goods prior to notice of 

transferee, title of . 

right of, to endorsement 

warranties of transferor . 
transferee, title of . . . 

right of, to endorsement . 
uniformity the test of interpreting laws as to 
unlawful provisions, etc., carrier may not insert in 

value, term defined ..... 

warranties, carrier, by .... 

endorser, by . 

mortgagee, etc., not liable on . 

transferor, by ..... 

■wrongful shipment under negotiable, penalty 
See also Agents; Carriers, Co.m.mox; Xegoti.a.ble Instruments; S.a.les of Per- 
sonal Pboperty; Uniform St.\te Laws; Warehouse Receipts 



Chapter 


Section 


108 


11. 24, 25 


108 


17 


108 


13 


108 


41 


108 


9 


108 


5 


108 


36 


108 


36 


108 


36 


108 


26 


108 


36 


108 


27 


108 


36 


108 


36 


108 


40 


108 


37 


108 


30 


108 


33,34 


108 


29 


108 


28 


108 


48 


108 


8 


108 


4 


108 


60 


108 


50 


108 


15 


108 


6 


108 


42-48 


108 


50 


104 


4-6 


104 


6 


108 


50 


108 


6, 7. 11, 14, 15, 




17.21,22,25,29, 




30, 36-38, 40, 41 


108 


22 


104 


1 


f 106 


48 


1 108 


42 


108 


22 


f 106 


48 


\l08 


42 


108 


4 


lOS 


2,3 


108 


19 


108 


38 


108 


28 


f 108 


31 


\223 


73 


108 


31 


108 


32 


108 


33 


108 


31 


108 


32 


108 


51 


108 


3 


f 104 


5 


1 108 


50 


108 


18 


108 


33,34 


108 


35 


108 


33 


108 


45 



142 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BILLS OF PARTICULARS. 

Sec PAnTICLLARS, CiVIL CaSES. 

BILLS OF SALE. 

security, for, recording ...... 

town clerks, by ....... 

BILLY. 

armed with, at arrest, penalty ..... 

fish and game wardens may carry, when 
BIRD DAY. 

Sec .\ui30R AND Bird Day. 
BIRDS. 

agriculture department to puhli.sh, etc., leaflet relative to 
bird wardens, ajjpointment and pajTiient 
bodies of certain, po.ssc.ssion, etc., ijenalty 
capture or posses.sion of certain, penalized, when 
carcas.ses, pos.session of certain, penalized, when 
commissioner of education to approve leaQct relative to 
crow Ijlackbirds, killing, etc. .... 

crows, killing, etc. ...... 

eagles, protection, jK-nalty ..... 

eggs, nests, etc., of certain, taking, etc., penalized, when 
Engli.sh sparrows, extermination regulated, ix?nalty 

unprotected by game laws .... 
feathers of certain, po.sse.ssion, etc., jx-nalty . 
fighting exhibition of, entry and seizure 

forfeiture proceedings ..... 

penalties ....... 

search warrants and arrests .... 

goshawks, killing, etc. ..... 

hawks, killing, etc., of certain .... 

hunting (.see Ga.\ie). 

jays, killing, etc. ...... 

killing, taking, etc., of certain wild, penalty . 

See also Game. 
larceny of, penalty ...... 

laws as to taking, etc., of, enforcement by wardens, etc. 
leaflet relative to, agriculture department (o publish, etc 
live, use of, as targets, penalty .... 

ornithology, director of division of, duties as to 
owls, killing, etc., of certain .... 

scientific purposes, killing for, of certain, permitted 
sparrows, English, extennination regulated, penalty 

unprotected by game laws .... 

stalling, killing, etc. ...... 

unlawful taking, etc., display for inspection, wardens, etc., to 

fines, etc., for, disposition ..... 

See also Achicultuke, Dep.\rtmen't of; Game, birds. 
BIRD WARDENS. 

appointment and payment ...... 

BIRTHS. 

certificate of, town clerk's fee .... . 

church records of, copies, by towns .... 

false notice of, to newspaper, penalty .... 

registration (sec Births, M.^^rriages axd Deaths, Return and Reg 
of). 
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS, RETURN AND REGISTRY 
in general: 

affidavits, correctional, etc., receipt of ... . 

attestation of copies ....... 

blank forms, books for indexes, etc.. state secretary to furnish 

correction of errors in ...... . 

copies to state secretary ...... 

enforcement of law as to, state registrar, etc., by 

evidence, clerk's record as ..... . 

examination of records, arrangement for .... 



Chapter 



255 
255 

269 
130 



128 
131 
131 
131 

y4 

12>s 
131 
131 
131 
131 
131 
131 
131 



272 
131 
131 

131 

131 

266 
130 
128 
272 
128 
131 
131 
131 
131 
131 
130 
130 



131 

262 

66 

272 



Section 



1 

3 



ISTRY 



OF. 



46 
46 
46 
46 
46 
9 
46 
46 



9 
2 



2 

76 

22 

20 

136 

2 

19 

19 

21 

19 

78 

19 

22 

89 

91-93 

94,95 

88-90 

19 

19 

19 
19 

46 
2,4 

2 
87 
39 
19 
19 
78 
19 
19 

8 
13 



76 

34 

5 

96 



13 
29 
16 
5. 13 
13 
10 
19 
2 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 

BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS, RETURN AND REGISTRY OF 

Co/tcludcd. 
in general — Concluded. 

facts to be recorded .... 

false returns as to, penalty 
fees, city, etc., clerk, of . 

physicians, etc., of ... . 

undertakers, etc., of . 
fines, etc., disposition .... 
indexes, books for, state secretary to furnish 

separate, etc. ..... 

marriages (see Marriage). 
neglect to report, proceedings . 
oaths, administration of . 
other towns, received from 
registrars, appointment and duties 

medical examiners to furnish certain data to 
residence, term defined .... 
secretary, state, annual report as to . 

blank forms, etc., to furnish 

copies of records to . 
bound and indexed, to be . 
legibly written, to be . . . 

statistical tables from, to prepare . 
separate record and indexes 

state registrar of vital statistics, appointment, duties, etc. 
statistical tables ...... 

births, almshouses, keepers of, etc., notice of, penalty 
blanks for returns ...... 

board of health, local, lists filed with 
copies of record, other towns, etc., to 

state secretary, to .... . 

deficiencies and corrections .... 
eyes inflamed following, report 
hospital medical officers, record, etc., by . 

fee ....... . 

household, etc., information, etc., by, penalties . 
illegitimate, restrictions on use of term 
parents, etc., notice by, penalty 
penal institution, notice by keeper, penalty 
physicians, record and report by . . . 

fee ........ 

state infirmary, superintendent, duties 
stillborn child ...... 

physician's certificate ..... 
town clerk, physician's, etc., report to 
vcs.sels, on, master to report, penalty 
deaths, almshouses, etc., keepers of, notice of, penalty 
board of health, local, notice by householder lo, penalty 

notice to . 

undertakers' returns to 
certificate of, physician, etc., by 

soldiers of civil war, in case of 

undertakers to obtain, etc. . 
copies of records to other towns, etc. 
householders, notice by, penalty 
illegitimate children 

medical examiners to report to town, etc., clerk 
penal institution, notice by keeper, penalty 
state infirmary, superintendent, duties 
stillborn child, of, physician's certificate, etc. 
undertakers, certificate of death, duties 

returns by, fee . 
vessels, masters of, to report, penalty 
See also Deaths. 





143 


apter 


Section 


46 


1 


46 


14 


40 


26 


46 


3 


46 


11 


46 


25 


46 


16 


46 


2 


46 


23 


46 


28 


46 


12, 13 


46 


22 


38 


7 


46 


1 


46 


21 


46 


16 


46 


13, 17 


46 


21 


46 


18 


46 


21 


46 


2 


9 


10 


46 


21 


46 


6, 8 


46 


15, 16 


46 


3 


46 


12 


46 


17 


46 


5 


46 


16 


46 


3,9 


46 


3 


46 


4,6,8 


46 


1, 3, 24 


46 


6,8 


46 


6,8 


46 


3,9 


46 


3 


46 


20 


46 


24 


46 


9 


46 


3 


46 


7,8 


46 


6,8 


46 


6.8 


46 


&-8 


46 


11 


46 


9 


46 


10 


46 


11 


46 


12 


46 


6,8 


46 


24 


38 


7 


46 


6,8 


46 


20 


46 


9,24 


46 


9, 11 


46 


11 


46 


7,8 



144 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BITTERNS. 

protection, penalty ....... 

BLACK BASS. 

Sfo Fish an'd Fisheries. 
BLACKBERRIES. 

tia.-k<t, sale by, regulated, testing, seizure, penalty 
BLACKBIRDS. 

crow, killing, etc. ....... 

BLACK DUCKS. 

See (;.\ME, birds. 
BLACKMAIL. 

]ii-ii:ilt\- ......... 

BLACKSTONE. 

congressional district, fourth, in . 

medical examiner district, seventh Worcester, in 

eccond district court of southern Worcester held at 

Eonatorial district, fourth Worcester, in . . . 

BLANDFORD. 

congressional district, first, in .... . 

district court of western Hampden held at . 

medical examiner district, fourth Hampden, in 

senatorial district, Berkshire, Hampshire and Hampden, in 
BLASPHEMY. 

t( iiii liciiiK'd, penalty ...... 

BLASTING. 

bond required, action ...... 

pui)C'rif)r roiirt to ctiforcc laws, etc., as to . 
BLEACHING WORKS. 

meal hours for wotin'n, etc., exemption 
BLIND, COMMISSION FOR THE. 

Sec Ei)i cATiu.v, Dki'aht.mknt <»k, blind, division of the. 
BLIND, DIVISION OF. 

Sit KufCATio.v, Uei'autment of, blin<!. division of the. 
BLINDNESS. 

infants, in, prevention ...... 

BLIND PERSONS. 

defective eyesight, prevention ..... 

division of the blind, duties as to 

employment of, state aid .... 

infants, prevention of blindness in 

institutions for (see index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 43). 

laws relative to, administration . 

money aid, books, visits, etc. 

products of, use in public institutions, etc. . 

public instruction in certain institutions 

register of, and reports .... 

schools, workshops, etc., for 

sight saving classes for children . 

support, temporary, of pupils, etc. 

See also Edication, Department of, blind, division of the 
BLOODHOUNDS. 

keeping regulated ..... 

removal, killing, etc. ..... 

BLUEBERRIES. 

basket, sale by, regulated, testing, seizure, penalty 
BLUE BOOK. 

amendments, proposed, to constitution, to contain 

annual publication ..... 

contents ....... 

distribution ...... 

initiative, laws, etc., adopted under, and related data, to contain 

referendum, to contain data as to laws afifected by 

state secretary to publish .... 

table of changes in general laws, to contain . 

See also Acts and Resolves; Statutes. 



Chapter 
. 131 



94 
131 



205 

57 

38 

218 

57 

57 

218 

38 

57 



148 
14S 

149 



94 

5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 



Section 
28 



98 
19 



25 

1 

1 
1 
3 

1 
1 
1 
3 

36 

24. 25 

26 

101 



111 


14, 110, 111 


69 


20 


09 


12-25 


09 


13 


111 


14, 110, 111 


69 


IS 


69 


23 


69 


25 


69 


26.27 


69 


19, 20 


09 


14. 21. 22 


69 


16 


69 


15 


140 


142, 143 


140 


144 



98 

2 
2 
2 
3 
2 
2 
2 
2 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



145 



BLUEFISH. 

Sec I'"lSH AND FlSHKRIES. 

BOARD AND LODGING. 

actions for, form of declaration ..... 
See also Common Counts; Pleading in Civil Actions. 

employees, public work, on, unrestricted a.s to 
BOARDING HOUSES. 

See Hotels, Lodging and Boardi.vg Houses; Infant Boarding House 
Minors, infants. 
BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 

scope of term defined .......... 

See also Aldermen; City Government. 
BOARD OF APPEAL, FIRE INSURANCE RATES, ON. 

See Appe.\l, Boards of. 
BOARDS. 

burning, penalty ........... 

See also Ia'.mber; Timber. 
BOARDS OF APPEAL. 

See Appeal, Boards of. 
BOARDS OF TRADE. 

armories, use by ........... 

corporations for establishing, in general ....... 

See also Corpor.\tions, charitable, etc. 

transactions on, certain, when deemed actual purchases or sales 

See also Chambers of Commerce. 
BOARDS, STATE. 

See Com.monwealth, departments, boards, commissions, etc. 
BOATS. 

canal, using, certificate of load, etc. 

fishermen, of, execution, exempt from seizure on 

fishing laws, violations, forfeiture 
search and seizure . 

hunting, use in, of certain, penalty 

Lord's day, letting on, permitted 
work, unpaid, permitted on certain 

passengers, conveying, on inland waters, licenses . 
•power, propelled by, lights on certain 
mufflers, etc., to be ecjuipped with 

unlawful taking or using, penalty 
trial justices, jurisdiction 

See also Ships AND Vessels; Steamboats and Steamboat Companies; Wrecks 
BOB VEAL. 

See Veal. 
BOILER INSPECTORS. 

See Public S.vketv. Department of. 
BOILER RULES, BOARD OF. 

See Public Safety, Department of. 
BOILERS AND HEAVY MACHINERY, WEIGHERS OF. 

See Municipal Officers and Employees; Weighers, Me.^surers and 
Surveyors of Commodities, Local. 
BOILERS, STEAM. 

See Steam Boilers and Engi.nes. 
BOLTON. 

congressional district, fifth, in ........ . 

medical examiner district, fourth Worcester, in ..... . 

second district court of eastern Worcester, in district of . . . . 

senatorial district, Worcester and Hampden, in ..... . 

BOMBARDMENT, INSURANCE AGAINST. 

See Insurance. 
BOMBS. 

possession penalized, when, arrest, etc. ....... 

sale, explosion, etc., prohibited, penalty ....... 

search warrants for ........... 

seizure of certain, notice, sale, etc. ........ 

See also Explosives and Infla-mmable Fluids. 



Chapter 

. 231 
149 



266 



.3.3 
ISO 

137 



57 

38 

218 

57 



148 
148 
276 
148 



Section 

147, Form 1 (/) 
25 



7(1) 



62 (a) 
1-11 



88 


9 


235 


34 


130 


76, 152 


130 


6, 74, 112, 152 


131 


67 


136 


6 


136 


6 


140 


191-193 


102 


16 


102 


15 


266 


63 


219 


23 



1 
1 
1 

3 



52 

57, 59 

1-8 

52,53 



146 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BOMB SHELLS. Chapter 

See Exi'LosiN K'^ wn Ivfi.ammaiit.e Fi.imds. 
BOND AND INVESTMENT COMPANIES. 
annual .statemont.-) by ... 

failure to file, fiil.se statement.s. etc., penalty 
authority to do businesa, certificate 

suspension ...... 

court appeal ..... 

injunction against flome.stic company, etc. 

onii.s.sion of statement, effect 

penalty- on aRcnt ..... 
commi:^sioner of banks, aupervi.sion, etc., by 
depo.sit of capital with state treasurer, etc. 

certificate of, in foreinn state . 

securities compo^jing, change 
income on. company to have 

trust as to, suit to enforce 
dividends, etc., regulation . 
examinati(jn ..... 
forfeiture of instalments paid to. n-gulaled 

insurance, etc., comijaiiies not subject to bond and investment company laws 
penalty, general .... 

receivers ..... 

iniMiund, proceedings againat 
BONDS. 

actions on, damages instead of penalty 

form of ileelaration 

penal sum. judgment for 

execution on .... 

public officer, made by. suit by successor 
at)p<'al bonds in civil ca.ses (see Phactick in Civil 
bucket dealings, so-called, in, civil provisions 

penal provi.iions . . . . • 

city, town or district, issued by (see MrMCii-Ai. I 
civil a<'tions, in, execution .... 

surety company as surety 
recognizance, bond in lieu of 
commonwealth, issued by (see State Fina.vce). 

owned by, custody .... 

contracts for sale of certain, writing require<i 
counties, i.ssueil by (see CoiNTY Iina.nce). 
criminal actioii.s, in. surety comi)any as surety 

recognizance, bond in lieu of . 
executors, administrators, guardians, trustees, etc., of (see Proh.^te Iii).Ni).s; 

and specific titles). 
fees of magistrates for approval . 
fidelity, surety company as .-urefy on . 

See also iNsrit-^-vcE, companies, 
forging, etc., penally .... 

altering, {x^nalty .... 

See al.so FoiU.EUY AXD Cor.VTERFEITl.VG. 

gaming consideration, void, when 

liens for construction of state buildings, etc., against, contractors to give 

discharge or substitution 
official, in general, surety company as surety on 

county officers, etc., of, county treasurers, deposited with, examination 

new, when required .... 
state officers, of, amount of certain, how fixed 
^ approval to precede commission 

examination ..... 
new, reciuired, when 

removal of i)riiicipal for failure to file 
reimbursement for premiums on 
schedule, authorized 

militia officers . . . ■ 



.\cTioN8, appeals) 



ina.nce). 



174 
174 
174 
174 
174 
174 
174 
174 
174 
174 
174 
174 
174 
174 
174 
174 
174 
174 
174 
174 
174 

2.35 
231 
235 
235 

228 

137 
271 

223 
175 

175 

29 

259 

175 
175 



262 
175 

267 
267 

1.37 
30 
30 

175 
30 
30 
30 
30 
30 
30 
30 
30 
30 
33 



Section 



5 
6 
3 
7 
7 
8 
6 
9 
1-8 
1 
1 
1 
1 
2 

10 

4 

10 

11 

12 

8 

7.8 

13 

7 (12) 



9-13 

14 

4-7 
35-38 

133 
105 
105 

41 
6 

105 
105 



23 
105-107 

1 
6 

3 
39 

40 
105 
20 
20 
15 
14 
18,20 
18 
19 
17 
16 
78 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



147 



BONDS — Concluded. 
official — Concluded. 
state officers, of — 



Chapter 



Section 



Concluded. 



surety company as surety on ...... . 

town officers, etc., of, town may pay for surety . . . . . 

(For bonds required of particular officers, see titles of different officers.) 
prisoners, of, released on parole ........ 

surrender of principal by surety ....... 

probate (see Probate Bonds). 

redemption in numerical order, forbidden, penalties . . . . 



registration of certain 



set-off of claim on . . . 

surety, corporate 

indemnity to surety company . 

insurance contracts, not deemed 

license required to .solicit, etc. . 

purposes for which given 

status of ... . 

See also Insur.\nce, companies, 
trustees, of (see Trustees). 
See also Bail; Penalties; Recognizances. 
BONFIRES. 
See Fire. 
BONUS. 

agent, etc., to, prohibited .... 
militia officers, to .... . 

public officer, to, penalty .... 
small loans, as to . 
See also Contracts, public; Gratuities. 
BOOKS. 

execution, exemption of certain from seizure on 
false entries in, penalty, etc. 

evidence ...... 

in books, term defined as to records of towns, etc. 

obscene, search warrants for 

pedlers, sale by ..... 

school (see Schools, public), 
state, duplicate, obsolete, etc., disposal 
See also Account Books; Libraries. 
BOOMS. 

Connecticut river, in, licensing 
BOOTBLACK. 

businos.s on Lord's day, when permitted 
BOOTBLACKING. 



minors, by, regulated 



BOOTS AND SHOES. 

hand tools for, pedlers, sale by ...... . 

BORAX. 

sale, certain laws not to apply to ...... 

BOSTON. 

in general: 

actions by, no entry fee ........ 

actions by and against, venue ....... 

transfer from Suffolk ........ 

animals, inspectors of, officials as, application of certain laws to . 
appointments by mayor, civil ser\'ice board to pass on 
Back Bay, lands in, actions by commonwealth to recover, limitation of actions 
as affecting ........ 

Brighton district, municipal court of, district .... 

concurrent, criminal, municipal court of Boston, with 



' 30 


18 


t 175 


105 


40 


6(1) 


127 


141 


127 


141 


107 


7.8 


29 


39,58 


35 


43 


44 


52,61 


.107 


4-6 


232 


2 


175 


105-107 


175 


105 


175 


107 


175 


107, 162, 163. 166 


175 


105 


175 


107 



271 


39 


33 


88,89 


268 ' 


7-12 


140 


100 


235 


34(3) 


266 


67 


266 


68 


4 


7(13) 


276 


1-8 


101 


17 



30 



42 



91 


13 


136 


6 


/ 101 


19,20 


\ 149 


69-73 


101 


17 


112 


35 


262 


4 


223 


7,9 


223 


10 


129 


26 


31 


2 


260 


31 


218 


1 


218 


1 



148 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BOSTON — CorUinufd. 

in general — Continued. 

building laws, certain, inapplicable 



Charle.stown district, municipal court of, district 

jurisdiction, waters and islands, over certain 
charter, uniform form of, may not adopt 
cinematograplis, certain laws inapplicable 

special provisions ..... 

congressional districts, tenth to fourteenth, in 
county commissioners in, mayor and city council to act as 
court sittings in, equity matters, for 
courts, municipal, district, etc., of 
Dorchester district, municipal court of, (district . 
East Boston, district court of, district 

jurisdiction, waters and islands, oxer certain 

flats in. stale acquisition ..... 
election laws, special, effect ..... 
elevators, certain laws inapplicable .... 

installation, etc.. in, jHiialty .... 

appeals ........ 

fines, certain, payable to, (x'tialty 

fires in, state fire marsh;il to invest itratc 

food, sale in "nuirket limits ', tet'ulatcd 

grand jurors from 

lif)U.se C)f detention in, females, rcni<>\al to. lor detcniion 

house of emplo.NTiieiit and reformation for juvenile offenders, di.scharKes from 

probation, releases on 

arrest on violation of conditions 
Hyde Park district, municipal court of West Uoxbiiry distrw t, in district of 
jury lists, jircparation in. decision of disputi-d ((Uesiion 
jury .service, inhabitancy or residi-nce in, no disijualihcation 
juvenile court (see Dlsthict Coihti*). 
land court, recordi-r's ofTice in 

sittings in ...■••• • 

rooms for, city to provide ..... 

licen.ses, signing, etc., of ceriain ..... 

listing of voters in, jx-nalties ..... 

Lords day. sale of ceriain articles on .... 

market limits of, .side of fooil in .... 

metropolitan fire prevention district, in . 

parks district, in ....... 

share of expen.^e ....... 

sewerage .systems, in . 

water district, in ..... 

moving picture machines (see, supra, in general, cineniatographs) 
municipal court of the city of (si-e Distkict Courts). 

courts in, fines, accounting of 

See also District Covrts. 
necessaries of life, provision by, special provisions 
normal art school ....... 

pension laws, certain, inapplicable to . . . 



pilots (sec Pilots). 

port of, (levelopinent by conmionwealth .... 
freight differential against, forbidden .... 

printing plant owned, etc., by, printing of ballots in, prohibited 

probate court held at .... . 

Norfolk county, for, sessions at . 
railroad crossings in, alteration 
railroads, city council's power as to . 

freight differential against, by. forbidden 

having tenninus in, lease, etc., fomidden 



Chapter 




Section 


143 2, 3, 15, 16 


. 20, 21. 




24-34, 


42. 43. 




45-49, 51 


218 




1 


218 




2,3 


43 




2 


143 




S2, 85 


143 




72,84 


57 




1 


34 




4 


214 




37 


21S 




1 


21S 




1 


218 




1 


21K 




2,3 


<tl 




8 


'A) 




6 


143 




64, 70 


143 




62-71 


143 




70 


•J so 


2, 


8, 9, 11 


14S 




3, 4 


«t4 




146 


•J 7 7 




o 


117 




20 


120 




14 


1 21) 




14 


1 2ti 




15 


2KS 




1 


2.34 




4 


220 




10 


1S5 




7 


l.so 




1 


1S.J 




1 


140 




202 


.50 




2-8 


1.36 




7.8 


94 




146 


148 




28 


92 




33 


92 




64-59 


92 




1 


92 




10 



280 



40 


19 


73 


1 


32 


42-45, 60, 77, 




80-83, 89 


91 


2-9 


160 


210 


53 


32 


54 


40 


215 


62 


215 


62 


159 


69 


100 


2 


160 


210 


160 


62 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



149 



BOSTON — Continued. Chapter 

in general — Concluded. 

Roxbury district, district court of, district ...... 218 

concurrent, criminal, municipal court of Boston, with .... 218 

school janitors, municipal pensions for, certain laws not applicable to . .32 

senatorial districts, first to ninth Suffolk, Norfolk and Suffolk, in . . 57 

South Boston district. Commonwealth flats in, improvement ... 91 

municipal court of, district ......... 218 

jurisdiction, waters and islands, over certain ..... 218 

Suffolk county, public buildings for, to provide ...... 34 

superior court sittings at ......... 212 

equity cases, single justice . . . . . . . .214 

supreme judicial court sittings at . . . . . .211 

equity cases, single justice . . . . . . 214 

teachers, municipal pensions for, certain laws not applicable to . . . .32 

retirement association, laws not applicable to certain teachers ... 32 
tenement house laws, exempt from certain ...... 144 

West Roxbury district, municipal court of, district ..... 218 

Boston harbor, Apple island in, acquisition by commonwealth ... 91 
boarding vessel, etc., without right, in, penalty ...... 102 

court recoverable in . . . . . . . . . .102 

limits of harbor for .......... 102 

eminent domain takings for ......... 91 

improvement by commonwealth ........ 91 

lands, flats, etc., in, improvement, etc. ....... 91 

license for wharves, piers, etc., in, non-use of, etc. ..... 91 

limits, pilotage purposes, for . . . . . . . . .103 

material from, taking regulated ........ 91 

metropolitan water, etc., pipes under, etc. ...... 92 

Port of Boston Fund, establisliment ....... 91 

railroads, construction in ......... 160 

smelts, use of seine, net, etc., to catch, in, forbidden, penalties . . 130 

term defined ........... 91 

municipal officers, etc., appointment of certain, civil service board to pass on 31 

auditor, jail and house of correction, Suffolk county, allowance of accounts . 126 

requisition for municipal court fees on, etc. ...... 218 

Suffolk county, auditor of, to be . . . . . .35 

finances, duties as to . . . . . . .35 

medical examiner's returns, etc., to . . . . . . .38 

board of health, certain statutes not to apply to . . . .111 

building commi-ssioner, cinematographs, to regulate, penalty . . . 143 

elevator regulations, member of board of, to be . . . . . 22 

enforcement of inspector's orders ........ 14.3 

illegal erection of buildings, petition to restrain ..... 143 

signs on public ways, powers as to . . . . .85 

building department, building laws, powers and duties as to, penalties 143 

See also Buildings. 

inspector, elevators, to regulate, penalty ...... 143 

children, trustees for, house of employment and reformation for juvenile 

offenders, powers as to . . . . . . 126 

See also, infra, trustees for children. 

children's institutions department, vehicle, to provide suitable, when . .119 

city council (see City Councils). 

collector, actions by, transfer from Suffolk county ..... 223 

courts of Suffolk county, interest on money paid into, to receive 35 

fines, etc., certain, payable to . . . . . 280 

municipal court of Boston, clerks of, to account to . . 218 

election commissioners, certificates of election, issue by . .54 

general powers as to elections, terms included in . .50 

jurors, lists of, to prepare, penalties ....... 234 

records of votes for certain officers, examination, etc. .... 54 

transmission by and to ........ 54 

rolls of volunteer militia, to receive ....... 33 

voters, list of, to state secretary ........ 54 



Section 

1 

1 

45 

3 

2 

1 

2. 3 

3 

14-16 

37 

12, 16, 17 

37 

42 

18 

1 

1 

8 

1 

3 

4 

5 

2-9 

2-9 

16 

6 

2 

32 

6 

96 

71-73, 76 

1 

2 

29, 33 

49 

42 

12 

7, 19 

26 

72,84 

11 

59 

57 

8 

36-38, 40. 41, 52, 

54, 55 

62-71 

14, 15 

41 

10 

23 

2, 8, 9, 11. 15 

56 

121 

1 

4-6, 37-41 

121, 123 

112 

72 

53 



150 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BOSTON — Continued. Chapter 

municipal officers, etc. — Continued. 
elecliou coiiiriiissioners — Concluded. 

witnesses before ........... 233 

See also Elections. 
fire comnii.ssioner, exi)losives, etc., oertain rortifiratos as to, filing, etc., penalty 
department, oertain Keneral laws not applicalMo to 
jury duty, members exempt from 
infirmary trustees, dead bodies, to deliver for diss<-ction, when 
e.seaiK's from state infirmary. Ix-KKing after, complaints 
Btate infirmary, may certify pauix-rs to 
institutions registration department, agents of. insane, temporary care of 
may request .... 

drug addicts, temporary care of. may request 
licensing hoard, billiard, etc., tables, b<iwling alleys, licensing 
intelligence offices, lieen.sing .... 

licensing authorities, to have powers of . 
picnic groves, licensing 
signing, etc., of certain licen.ses 
skating rinks, ct<-., licensing . . 

See also Licknses and Pehmits. 
mayor (see M.\Y<tit.H). 

overseers of the poor (see Overseehs of the Poor). 

IK-nal institutitms comnii.ssioner, dead iKtdies. to deliver for dissection, when 
house of correction in SulTolk count>', master, appointnunt 
nightwalkers, prisoners sentenced as, discharge 
pensions for employees, recommendations 
rules a.s to, enforcement 

record of proceedings to l>e kept 
jail and house of correction in Suffolk county, forfeitures by keeper, etc., fo 
neglect, etc., recovery and use 
liberty permits for prisoners, granting 
revocation . ■ 

arrest, etc., upon, by order of 
relea.st> of prisoners on parole 

return to |)rison upon, by order of 
officers appointed by, removal for u.sing intoxicating liquor 
prisoners, refractory, .solitary inipri.sonment 
reports, annual, by, connnissioner of correction, to 
rules by, restrictions as to . . . 

pilot commissioners, appointment, etc. 

Boston Marine Society fo recommend . . 

police connnissioner, arrests, reports of, to commissioner of correction, penalty 
athletic, etc., associations, change of location, permission 
auctioneers' licen.ses .... 

boxing matches, illegal, notice of certain 

charitable, etc., corporations, investigation of proposed 

corporations, ceitain. boxing, illegal, at, to report 

liquor selling, gaming, illegal, to report .... 

dogs, licensing, ct<;. ....•• 

See also Dogs. 
drunkenness, information as to cases of, to furnish . 
intelligence offices, licenses for, signing, etc. 
junk dealers, etc., licensing 

lockup, keeper, to appoint ..... 
lunch carts, licensing . . . . • 

money lenders, certain, inspection of books, etc. 
motor vehicles, second hand, etc., sale, licensing, etc. 
pawnbrokers, licensing, etc. . . . • 

See also P.^wnbrgkers. 
permits, Lord's day, work, necessary, performance of, on 
physical examination of arrested persons, report to . 
police matrons ...••• 



Section 



8-11 



y 148 


30, 51 


48 




37 


. 234 




1 


. 113 




1-5 


122 




24 


122 




7 


. 123 




79 


. 123 




80 


140 


177, 


202 


140 




42 


140 




1 


140 


188, 


202 


140 




202 


140 


186, 


202 



113 




1-5 


126 




16 


. 127 




143 


32 




46 


. 126 




11 


126 




11 


)r 






127 




5. 8 


127 


128, 140. 142. 


143 


127 




148 


127 




149 


127 




141 


127 


141, 


149 


127 




14 


. 127 




44 


127 




10 


124 




1 


103 




1 


103 




1 


,' 124 




9 


180 




26 


. 100 




1, 2 


. ISO 




28 


180 




5 


180 




28 


180 




27 


140 


137-139. 


146. 




147, 


150 


. 272 




50 


. 140 




202 


140 


54, 55, 202- 


-205 


40 




35 


140 


49 


, 50 


. 140 


87-89 


140 


59, 63-69 


140 


70, 72, 77 


-79, 




202- 


-205 


. 136 




9 


. 276 




33 


. 147 


IS 


, 19 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



151 



removal by 



to 



BOSTON — Concluded. Chapter 

municipal officers, etc. — Concluded. 
police commissioner — Concluded.- 
probation, records, etc., open to 
second hand articles, dealers in, licensing 
signing, etc., of certain licenses 
stations for detention of females . 
witnesses before ..... 

police department, captain, gaming houses, obstructions in, 
chief inspector, money lenders, inspection of books, etc. 
food sale in "market limits", to regulate 
superintendent, district attorney, police officers to furnish 
insane persons, arrest of . 
money lenders, inspection of books, etc. 
registrar, births, marriages, etc., of, certain laws applicable to 
soldiers' relief commissioner, burial agent, to appoint . 

state aid, etc., powers and duties as to . 
street commissioner, lunch carts, licensing 
treasurer, municipal court fees, to advance, etc. 
Suffolk county, to be treasurer of . 
witness fees, etc., payment ..... 

trustees for children, adoption of pauper children, notice to 
children, neglected, commitment to . . . 

powers as to . 
dead bodies, to deliver for dissection, when 
infants, abandonment of, certain penalties not applicable to 

receipt of, notice to department 
state infirmary, may certify paupers to . 

Suffolk school for boys, transfers from, to industrial school for boys 
tuition, etc., of certain charges in other towns, to pay, etc. 
wires, commissioner of, insulation of poles, duties as to 
BOSTON CONSOLIDATED GAS COMPANY. 

consolidation with Edisfjn Electric Illuminating Company, authority withheld 
BOSTON ELEVATED RAILWAY COMPANY. 
service at cost, not subject to laws as to . 
transportation area laws not applicable to ...... . 

BOSTON MARINE SOCIETY. 

commissioners of pilots for Boston harbor, compensation, etc., to fix 

pilot commissioners of Boston, to recommend ...... 

pilots, appointment, etc., for Boston, duties as to . 
BOSTON MUNICIPAL COURTS. 

See District Courts. 
BOSTON PSYCHOPATHIC HOSPITAL. 

mental diseases department, under ........ 

trustees, appointment, etc. .......•■ 

mental diseases department, in ......■• 

See also Insane, Feeble Minded and Epileptic Persons; Ment.*^l Diseases, 
Department of. 
BOSTON, REVERE BEACH AND LYNN RAILROAD COMPANY. 

commutation tickets, exempt from laws as to 
BOSTON SOCIETY OP NATURAL HISTORY. 

certificate to take, etc., certain birds, issue, revocation, etc. .... 

holder of certificate not subject to certain laws ...... 

BOSTON STATE HOSPITAL. 

mental diseases department, under .....••• 

trustees, appointment, etc. ....-.••• 

mental diseases department, in .....••• 

See also Insane, Feeble Minded and Epileptic Persons; Mental Diseases, 
Dep.\rt.\ient of. 
BOSTON TERMINAL COMPANY. 

loitering in station of, penalty ......••• 

unlawful riding on locomotive, etc., in .station of, penalty .... 

BOTTLES. 

beverages, for sale of, registration ......•• 

definitions ......■•••••• 



Sectioa 



276 


100 


140 


64,55 


140 


202 


147 


18, 19 


233 


8-11 


271 


25 


140 


87-89 


94 


146 


12 


21 


123 


78, 88. 95 


140 


87-89 


46 


22 


115 


19 


115 


3, 12, 17, 18 


140 


49, 50 


218 


49 


35 


1 


280 


10 


210 


3 


119 


45, 46 


119 


46 


113 


1-5 


119 


11 


119 


6 


122 


7 


120 


14 


76 


7-10 


166 


34 



164 

161 
161 

103 
103 
103 



123 
19 

19 



160 

131 
131 

123 
19 
19 



160 
160 

110 
110 



102 

115 
159 

5 
1 

2 



25 
6 
5 



190 

19 
89 

25 
6 
5 



219 
220 

17 
1 



152 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BOTTLES — Concluded. 

unlawful use of registered ..... 

prima facie evidence ..... 

m-arch warrant ...... 

BOTTOMRY. 

Ijoiid or policy, money due on. proof in in.solvency 
money loaned on, in.surance on .... 

BOULEVARDS. 

Sic .Mi.ru()POLiT.v.\ Di.HTiticT.s. parks di.strict; W'ay.s. 
BOUNDARIES. 

buryiriK places, of, fence.s, etc.. as 
cities and town."*, of, changes in 

county maps, on ... 

determination by land court 

division of hinhways, tlutie.s as to 

division of waterways, etc., duties tis to 

liinhway maps tf) show 

monumont.s, erection 

ol)literation, removal, forbidden, penalty 

perambulation of town lines 
penaltv on selectmen, etc. 

seaward ... 

signs at, flivision of highways, by 

stream or higliway constituting 

survey, improvement oi . 

triangulatioii pnint.s as evideiicr" of 
conunonwoalth, of, changes in, filing 

marini- ..... 

removjil, penalty 
pnKHMidings for 

repair ..... 
counties, of ... . 

determination by land court 

highwa.N' maps to sliow 
crimes near county or judicial district, pro.secution 

determination by land court 

districts, of, determination b>- land court 

fences !vs . 

flats, of, determination by land court 

landing places, of, ascertainment . 
fences, etc., !is . . . 

partition fences as . 

precincts, of, centre of streets as . 

removal, destruction, etc., of, penalty 

training field, of, fences, etc., as . 

ways and ijublic places, of, fences, buildings, taken as 
monuments, erection 
BOUNTY. 

minor soldier, secured to . 

seals, on, certificate, penalty, etc. 

wild cats, etc., for killing . 
BOURNE. 

congressional district, sixteenth, in 

first district court of Barnstable held at 

medical examiner district, second Barnstable, in 

senatorial district, Cape and Pl>-mouth, in . 
BOUTS. 

boxine: (see Boxixg ]M.\tches). 
BOWLING ALLEYS. 

gaming, use for, forbidden .... 
certain places, in. penalty 



Chapter 


Section 


110 


18 


110 


19 


110 


20 


216 


31 


175 


47(2) 



86 

42 

34 

/ 42 

\ 185 

81 

42 

81 

42 

42 

42 

42 

42 

M 

42 

91 

42 

1 

I 

1 

1 

1 

34 

/ 42 

\ 185 

81 

277 

42 

185 

42 

185 

86 

/ 1.S5 

\240 

88 

86 

49 

54 

266 

86 

86 

86 

115 

1.30 
131 

57 

218 

38 



140 
271 



2 

7 

2 

12 

10) 
1 

7-9 
1 

4.7 
10. 11 

2-6 
6 
1 
1 
8 
33 
9 
5 
3 
5 
5 
4 
1 
12 

10) 

1 

67 

12 

10) 
12 

1 (;■) 

2 

1 (h) 

19-26 

16 

2 

14 

2 

94 

2 

2 

1 

23 

155 
90 

1 
1 
1 
3 



177 
4 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



153 



BOWLING AI.I.EYS — Concluded. 
licenses for 

fees .... 

form, contents, etc. 

keeping without, penalty 

place of, invalid oLsewhcre 

revocation, etc. 

term .... 
minors, penalty for admitting 
police, etc., entry on premises 
unlawful use, penalty 

trial justices, jurisdiction 
BOX. 

registration for sale of beverages in (see Bottles). 
standard, apples, for, term defined 
BOXBOROUGH. 

congressional district, fifth, in . 

first district court of northern Middlesex, in district of 
medical examiner district, sixth Middlesex, in 
senatorial district, seventh Middlesex, in 
BOXFORD. 

central district court of northern Essex, in district of 
congressional district, seventh, in . . . 

medical examiner district, sixth Essex, in 
senatorial district, fourth Essex, in . . . 

BOXING COMMISSION, STATE. 

See Public Safety, Department of. 
BOXING MATCHES. 

acceptance of laws as to . 

resubmission ..... 
admission fees, commonwealth's share . 
amateur, special licenses for 
betting, etc., on, penalty 
boxers, minimum age 

forfeiture of prizes, etc., by 

good faith of, in competing 

interest, financial, in, licensees barred 

licensing ..... 

payment to, for services . 

physical fitness .... 

professional (see, infra, professional boxers). 

rounds, number limited .... 

unlicensed matches, participating in, penalty 
buildings used for licensed, admissions limited 
decisions, rendering of . . . 

gloves, weight ..... 
illegal, club charter void for 

corporation, charter void for 

engaging, etc., in . 
injunction against unlicensed 
judges, attendance required 

decisions, rendering by . 

fees, fixing and payment 

licensing ..... 

licenses for, bond required, when 

duration ..... 

fee ...... 

revocation or suspension 

rules and regulations as to 

special, for amateur organizations 

exhibitions, etc., without decisions, for 

state boxing commission to issue 

Lord's day, on, forbidden . 
managers of boxers, licensing 



Chapter 


Section 


140 


177 


140 


202 


140 


202 


140 


178 


140 


204 


140 


177, 205 


140 


202, 20.3 


140 


179 


140 


201 


140 


180 


219 


25 



94 

57 

218 
38 
57 

218 
57 
38 
57 



100 

1 
1 
1 
3 

1 
1 
1 
3 



147 


48,49 


147 


50 


147 


40 


147 


32 


271 


42 


147 


39 


147 


36,43 


147 


36,43 


147 


43 


147 


35 


147 


36, 43 


147 


36,37 


147 


38 


147 


32 


147 


41 


147 


36 


147 


38 


180 


28 


180 


28 


265 


12 


147 


45 


147 


36 


147 


36 


147 


36 


147 


35 


147 


32, 34 


147 


33 


147 


32 


147 


42 


147 


46 


147 


32 


147 


46 


147 


33 


/ 136 


28 


[ 147 


32 


147 


35 



154 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BOXING MATCHES — Concluded. 
officials, fees of, fixing and pa>Tncnt 

licensing ....... 

penal laws, certain, not applicable to licensed 
physicians at, attendance, duties, qualifications, etc. 

fee for license, when not required 

licensiiif; ..... 

payment of fee .... 

prize fighting law not applicable to licensed 
professional boxers, definition 

licensing .... 

receipts, commonwealth's share of 

distribution to towns 

reports as to . 
referees, attendance, duties, etc. . 

fees, fixing, pa>Tnent, etc. 

licensing .... 

prizes, etc., when may dcri.'ire furfeited 
rounds, nunilx-r and length, limited 
seconds of boxers, licensing 
epeclafors, age, minimum 

nimilier, limited .... 

unlicensefl matches, at, penalty 
stopping, by referees .... 
tickets, numlKT to l)c sold, etc., limited 

reports as to sale of ... 

timekeepers, licensing ...... 

trainers of boxers, licensing ..... 

unlicen.sed, holding, attending or participating in, penalty 

information as to . 

suixTJur < ourt may enjoin ...... 

Sec .iNo PluLIC S.\KETY. UKP.^nr.MENT OF. 

BOYLSTON. 

congressional district, third, in ..... . 

medical examiner district, fourth \\'orcester, in 

second district court of eastern Worcester, in di.-itrict of 

senatorial district. Worcester and Ham|>den, in . 
BOYNTON BICYCLE RAILWAY. 

cliTlric- railrii:iil law- api ilicaMi- tn 
BRADFORD DURFEE TEXTILE SCHOOL OF FALL RIVER. 

general provisions ..... 

trustees, appointment 
education department, to serve in 

S(-(> al.so Education, Depart-ment of; V'uc.\tio.\al Euucatio.v. 
BRADS. 

See N'.MLS. 
BRAINTREE. 

congrcssitjnal district, fourteenth, in 

district court of east Norfolk, in district of 

medical examiner district, fourth Norfolk, in 

metropolitan parks district, in 

senatorial district, Norfolk, in 
BRAKEMAN. 

a-s.sauh, etc., on, penalty, arrest, etc. 

See also Railko.\ds, employees, equipment and operation. 
BRAKES. 

See MoTOK Vehicles; R.\ilro.4ds, equipment and operation; Street 
ways, construction, equipment, etc. 
BRAN AND SHORTS. 

bushel, weight of ........ . 

short weight, in sales by, penalty ...... 

BRAND. 

term defined as to feedstuffs and fertilizers ..... 
BRANT. 

close season for, penalty ........ 

permits to import during ....... 



Chapter 


Section 


147 


36 


147 


35 


147 


51 


147 


37 


147 


35 


147 


35 


147 


37 


147 


51 


147 


35 


147 


35 


147 


40 


147 


47 


147 


40 


147 


36 


147 


36 


147 


35 


147 


36, 43 


147 


38 


147 


35 


147 


39 


147 


41 


147 


32 


147 


36 


147 


41 


147 


40 


147 


35 


147 


35 


147 


32 


147 


45 


147 


45 


'^7 


1 


38 


1 


218 


1 


.57 


3 



74 
15 
15 



Raii^ 



94 
94 

94 

131 
131 



42-46 
21 
19 



57 


1 


218 


1 


38 


1 


92 


33 


57 


3 


159 


93, 94, 104 



173 

223 



37 
40 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BRAWLERS. 

See Railers and Brawlers, Common. 
BRAZIL WOOD. 

adulteration of liquor with, penalty .... 
BREACH OF THE PEACE. 

.See Pkace. 
BREAD AND BAKERY PRODUCTS. 

adulteration, etc., forbidden, penalty .... 
bread, loaves, weight regulated, penalty 

Lord's day, sale by bakers, etc., on, when permitted . 

sale by weight, regulated .... 

unwrapped, labelling regulated, penalty 
containers for, regulated ...... 

labelling of ingredients, regulated .... 

penalty, general ....... 

preparation, regulated ...... 

return of unsold, regulated ...... 

rolls and fancy bread, sale regulated .... 

rope, so-called, dissemination prevented 

standards, director of, hearing before, for certain violations 

sale of certain, to regulate ..... 

storage, transportation, etc., regulated, penalty 
unsold stock, department to regulate sale 
See also B.^keries. 
BREAKING, ENTERING, ETC. 

district courts' jurisdiction ...... 

indictment for, forms ...... 

insurance against ....... 

See also Insurance. 
penalties ......... 

See also Burglary; Larceny. 
BREEDING. 

animals, poultrj^ etc., corporations for 
See also Corpor.\tions, charitable, etc.; Pedigree. 
BREWSTER. 

congressional district, sixteenth, in 
medical examiner district, first Barnstable, in 
second district court of Barnstable, in district of 
senatorial district. Cape and Plymouth, in 
BRIBERY. 

jurors, referees, etc., of, penalties 
public institutions, officers of, penalty 
public officer, of, penalty 

acceptance, etc., of, penalty 
sheriff, etc., acceptance by, penalty 
voters, of, forbidden . 

corrupt practice, as 

penalty ..... 

See also index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 43. 
See also Bonus; Contracts, public; Gratuities. 
BRICK KILNS. 

smoke nuisance law, exempt from 
BRIDGES. 

building laws, exempt from certain 
burning, penalty 

Connecticut and Merrimack rivers, in, 
defects in, death resulting from, actions for 

liabiUty for .... 
excess in load as affecting 

street railways, liability for 
drains, over, on private lands 
drawbridges, draw tender, appointment, 

injury by vessel to, liability 

railroad, regulation of 
See also Railroads. 



Chapter 



licensing 



duties, etc 



266 



180 



140 



155 

Section 
1 



94 


4 


94 


7, 10 


136 


6 


94 


7 


94 


4, 8 


94 


3 


94 


4 


94 


10 


94 


4 


94 


5 


94 


8 


94 


5 


94 


9 


94 


9 


94 


3, 10 


94 


6 


218 


26 


277 


Forms, p. 2824 


175 


47 (12) 



14-19 



1-12 



57 


1 


38 


1 


218 


1 


57 


3 


268 


13, 14 


268 


12 


268 


7 


268 


8, 12 


268 


37 


55 


26 


55 


36 


56 


63 



132 



143 


3 


266 


4 


91 


12 


229 


1 


84 


15 


84 


16 


161 


90 


83 


4 


85 


27,29 


85 


28 


160 


120-127 



15G 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAU S. 



BRIDGES — Concluded. 

drawbridges — Concluded. 
regulations as to . 
removal of vessel obstructing, etc. 
great ponds, licenses for 
heavy loads, protection from 
injuring, destroying, etc., penalty 
legislative grant, construction under, supervision 
municij^al indebtedness for .... 
parks, metropolitan, joint improvement of adjoining 

Sec al.so C'n,\HLKs Rivkr. 
private, proprietors, organization, repairs, etc 
railing, etc., on, i>enalty ff)r destroying, etc. . 
railroad, crossings, alteration, abolition, etc., of, as afTecting 
See also II.\ilho.\d.s, crossings, 
examination, ijlans, etc. . 
guards on .... . 

maintenance and repair . 

court enforcement 
tide waters, etc., over 
ways, construction regulated 
cro.ssing at grade, to avoid . 
erection and repair 

wearing surface, agreements with towns 
regulations and by-laws relative to 
repair by several towns 
enforcement of order 
warrants against deliniiuent towns 
rei)orts relative to, i)re.'<ervation . 
river, cove, etc., construction over, regulated 

St>e also TiDK \\ atkhs, stnictures in. 
speed on, regulation, etc. ... 
city and town by-laws, etc. 
county conmiissioners, by-laws by 
court enforcement .... 
heavy vehicles, l)y .... 
incori)orated bridges, on . 
l)osting of regulations 
state waj's, on ... . 

street railways, of, examination, plans, etc. 
maintenance and rei)air . 

court enforcement 
use of public, by, guards, construction of 
poles, wires, etc., maintenance on . 
repair by . 

temporary location in case of alteration 
unlawful obstruction by, penalty . 
structures on, destruction, etc., of, penalty 
vessel injuring, liability 
ways, included in term 
See also Cotnty Commission'ehs; \\ ay3. 
BRIDGE WATER. 

congressional district, sixteenth, in . . . 

medical examiner district, first Pl>inouth, in 
police court of Brockton, in district of 
senatorial district. Pl\-7iioiitli, in . 
BRIDGEWATER STATE HOSPITAL. 

coiuniitments to, persons acquitted, insanity, because of 

insane persons not indicted .... 
insane patients in, recovery for support of 
medical director, appointment, salary, duties, etc. 
prisoners, insane, removal to, etc. ... 

expense of, pa5'ment ..... 

state farm, to be part of .... . 



Chapter 



Section 



85 


26 


85 


29 


91 


13 


85 


31 -.34 


266 


107 


91 


20 


44 


7 (5) 


92 


88 


84 


12-14 


266 


94 


159 


59-82 


159 


83 


160 


134 


159 


84 


159 


85 


160 


96 


160 


98 


160 


97 


160 


106. 107 


160 


99 


85 


1-34 


84 


2 


84 


3 


84 


4 


66 


8 


91 


14 


85 


20-25 


85 


21 


85 


20 


85 


25 


85 


31 


8,5 


22 


85 


24 


85 


23 


159 


83 


1.59 


84 


159 


85 


161 


91 


161 


45 


161 


89 


161 


73 


161 


96 


266 


94 


85 


28 


4 


7(12) 


67 


1 


38 


1 


218 


1 


57 


3 


278 


13 


277 


16 


12.3 


96 


125 


48 


12;j 


103. 104 


127 


123 


125 


48 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



157 



BRIDGEWATER STATE KOSFITAL — Concluded 

traiit^fors to, rcmilalocl • • . . . 

See also Cokhection, Department of; Insane, Feeble Minded and Epileptic- 
Persons; Penal and Reformatory Institutions. 
BRIEFS. 

civil cases, in, expense, allowance as costs •-..... 

criminal cases, in, commonwealth, of, expense of printing 
BRIGADIER GENERAL. 

See Militia. 
BRIGHTON. 

Sec Boston. 
BRIMFIELD. 

congressional district, third, in . 

district court of eastern Hampden, in district of . 

medical examiner district, first Hampden, in .... 

senatorial district, Worcester and Hampden, in . 
BRISTOL COUNTY. 

actions against Dukes and Nantucket counties, certain, may be brought in 

agricultural school of ..... 

See also Voc.\.tion.a.l Education. 

capital cases from Dukes and Nantucket counties, tried 

close season for brant, ducks, geese, teal, penalty . 

district courts of, judicial districts 

eminent domain, land takings by, in Dukes and Nantucket counties, venue o 
actions ...... 

juries in, Dukes and Nantucket counties, from 

lobsters, licenses to take, in .... 

medical examiners, etc., in . 

oysters, cultivation, etc., in, regulated . 

probate court for, sessions ..... 

registry of deeds districts in ... . 

representatives in general court, number apportioned to 

smelts, taking in seines, etc., in . 

superior court sittings in . 

adjournment to Fall River .... 

supreme judicial court, Dukes and Nantucket counties, cases arising in, to be 
heard in ...... 

jury sittings for ....... 

law sittings for ....... 

adjournment to Fall River ..... 

wTits for Dukes and Nantucket counties, returnable in 
BROCKTON. 

congressional district, fourteenth, in 

isolation hospital, exempt from establishing, etc. 

medical examiner district, first Plymouth, in 

police court of, district 

probate court held at 

senatorial district, Plymouth, in . 

superior court, adjourned sittings at 
sittings at ... . 

BROKERS. 

embezzlement, etc., by, penalty .... 

insurance (see Insurance). 

wTitten statements of purchases or sales, to furnish 

See also .Vgents; Corporations, in general, transfers of stock; Lo.o.8, small 
BROOKFIELD. 

congressional district, third, in ....... . 

district court of western Worcester, in district of . 

medical examiner district, ninth Worcester, in .... . 

senatorial district, Worcester and Hampden, in .... . 

BROOKLINE. 

congressional district, thirteenth, in ...... . 

medical examiner district, eighth Norfolk, in ..... 



Chapter 
123 



231 
261 
280 



266 



57 

218 

38 

57 

57 
38 



Section 
20 



109 

25 

5 



57 


1 


218 


1 


38 


1 


57 


3 


223 


7 


74 


11, 25-38 


277 


50, 65 


131 


37 


218 


1 


79 


15 


234 


14 


130 


104-106 


38 


1 


130 


120-1.30 


215 


62 


36 


1 


57 


4 


130 


70 


212 


14 


212 


17 


211 


19 


211 


17 


211 


13 


211 


18 


223 


24 


57 


1 


111 


92 


38 


1 


218 


1 


215 


62 


57 


3 


212 


17, 18 


212 


14, 17, 18 



56 



38 



1 
1 
1 
3 

1 
1 



158 



INDEX TO CTENERAL LAWS. 



BROOKLINE — Concluded. 

iiictropolitaii firo jirovcntion district, in 
parks district, in . 

municipal court of, district 

probati? court held at ... 

senatorial di.'-trict, Norfolk and Suffolk, in 

south metropolitan sewerage system, in 
BROOKS. 

.<(•(■ \\ ATEas A.VD Waterways. 
BROGIVIS. 

P<(i|( rs, sale l)y ..... 

BROTHER. 

acccssorj", when not deemed 

SfC alsr) KiNDKKli. 

BROWN TAIL MOTHS. 

See Gypsy a.vd Hkown T.ml Moth.s. 
BRUSH. 

ScT .'^LAsii A.vi) linrsH. 
BUCKETING, BUCKET SHOPS, ETC. 

d(!liiiiiioii.-, of words, t-tc. .... 

penalties ...... 

prima facie cvifionce of ... . 

reco\'<'ry of payments .... 

prima facie evidence of intent . 
.securities, etc., term defined 
BUCKLAND. 

coiiKrcssional di.strict, first, in . . 

district court of Franklin, held at Shelhurne Falls 

niedical examiner <li^trict, western Franklin, in 

sonatori.il (li.-<triet, l^'rankliu and Hampshire, in 
BUCKWHEAT. 

busliei, wi'i^ht of .... . 

sale at whr)lesale, rcKulated 

short weinht, in sales by bushel, penalty 
BUDGET. 

cities, in (see MrNiciPAL Finance). 

state, constitutional provisions as to (seeimlex to state constitution, pp. 11 to 43). 
deputy audit t)r for .... . . . . . . 

general provisions .... . . . . . 

salary increases, none unless in accordance with estimates of . . . 

See also STATE FiN.VNCE. 

BUGGERY. 

penalty . . . . - . 

BUGLERS. 

See Mii.iTiA. 
BUILDINGS, 
in general : 

l)oundaries of ways, as . . . 

breach of peace, etc., in, entr>^ by police . 
breaking and entering, insurance against . 

penalties ...... 

building lines, discontinuance regulated, damages 
erection, maintenance, etc., within, regulated . 
parkways, on .... . 

burning, etc., penalties ..... 

burnt, dilapidated, dangerous, nuisances, abatement as 

See also Xuis.\nces, common, 
common nuisances, as (see Nuisances, common), 
commonwealth, of, construction (see Commonwealth). 
defacing, penalty ...... 

county, of, defacing, penalty ..... 

See also Counties. 
defacing, etc., penalties ...... 

drug addicts, used by, nuisances, deemed . 
dwellings, cleansing, etc., of unfit, notice, penalty 



Chapter 


Section 


148 


28 


92 


33 


. 218 


1 


. 215 


62 


57 


3 


92 


1 



101 
. 274 



271 
271 

271 
1.J7 
1.37 
137 

;u 

218 

38 

57 

94 
94 
94 



11 

29 
30 



35 

36, 37 

38 

4, 5 

6 

7 

1 
1 
1 
3 

173 
218 
223 



5 
3-6 

47 



34 



86 


2 


41 


98 


175 


47 (12) 


266 


16-18 


82 


37 


82 


37 


45 


11 


266 


1-10 


139 


1-3 



266 


96 


266 


97 


266 


94, 96, 97 


94 


210 


111 


128 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



159 



BUILDINGS — Continued. 
in general — Continued. 

eminent domain, on property taken by, disposition 
explosion, malicious destruction, etc., by, penalty 
explosives, throwing into, etc., penalty 
fires, demolition at, indemnification . 
gaming in, owners or tenants, liability of . 
gaming, liquor selling, illegal, used for, abatement as nuisances- 
See also Nuisances, common, 
glass in, breaking, penalty .... 



Chapter 



Section 



limitation 



height of, abutting on parkways in certain towns, etc 
industrial purposes, used for, term defined 
injuring, defacing, etc., penalty 
inspectors of, appointment 

tenement house laws, under 

powers and duties, in general 

elevators, installation, etc. 
plimabing supervision, etc. 

See also Plumbing, supervision of. 



tenement house laws, under 



See also Public Safety. Department of. 
lessors and les.sees of (see Landlord and Tenant). 
licenses for use of, building zones as affecting 
liens on ........ 

See also Liens. 
metropolitan fire prevention district, in, laws as to, penalty 

See also, infra, fire conditions, hazards, etc. 
monument on way, when ..... 

moving, ou public ways ...... 

wires, cutting . . - . 

municipal, lease of . 

nuisance on way, abatement as, cost, how paid . 
numbering, regulation by towns .... 
oil of vitriol, coal tar, etc., throwing into, etc., penalty 
parks, erection in, regulated ..... 
permits for construction, building zones as affecting 
projections, etc., on, regulation by cities 
prostitution, used for, abatement as nuisance 

See also Nuisances, common, 
public, drinking cups, common, use in, restricted, penalty 

engines, stationary, near, licensing 

removal as nuisance ..... 

towels, common, use in, restricted, penalty 
riot, destruction in, penalty ..... 
search, etc., of (see Forfeited Goods; Search Warrants 
sectional restriction ...... 

appeals ........ 

constitutional provisions as to (see index to state constitution, pp 

court enforcement ...... 

exemption of existing, etc. ..... 

notice and hearing ...... 

permits, withholding ...... 

public service corporation exempt, when 

repeal, etc. ...... 

signs on certain, approval, penalty .... 

snow and ice, fall of, from, town by-laws as to . 

state highways, encroaching on, removal 

stealing from, putting in fear, etc., for purpose of, penalty 

stealing in, penalty ...... 



of 



Seizures 



II 



). 



to 43) 



79 




13 


266 




101 


266 




102 


48 




3-6 


1.37 




2 


139 




14-18 


266 




114 


45 




11 


149 




1 


266 




104 


143 




6 


/ 144 




84 


1 145 




49 


143 


36-39, 


41, 48, 50, 
61-70 


143 




62-70 


142 




6-15 


144 


7,47,51 


. 54, 55, 57, 




58 


81, 85-88. 


I 




90. 92. 93 


145 


4, 35, 


36. .39, 40, 


• 


50,51,53,55, 57,58 


40 




27 


254 




1-26 


148 


30-44, 49, 51 


86 




1 


85 




18 


166 




39-41 


40 




3 


86 




4 


40 




21 


266 




103 


45 




7 


40 




27 


40 




23 


139 




4-13 


111 




8 


140 




118 


140 




119 


111 




• 8 


269 




7 


40 




25-30 


40 




27 


40 




28 


40 




29 


40 




26 


40 




27 


40 




29 


40 




30 


148 




39. 51 


40 




21 (2), (4) 


81 




22 


265 




21 


266 




20 



160 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



• ^ 



BUILDINGS — Continued. 
in general — Concluded. 

Btruotures attached to, projecting over way, regulated 
Buperintendents of, local, building permits, to withhold, when 

tenement house laws as affecting, in general 

See also Tenement Houses. 
way, public, encroaching on, removal .... 

windows, use of, not to create casement of light and air 
zones for (sec, supra, .s-ctioiial rcstricliori). 
construction, alteration and inspection, in general: 
advertising devices on certain, approval 
alteration, term defined .... 

apartment hou.ses, construction, etc., regulated 

steam boilers in, inspection law, certain, exempt from . 
operator'.s license ..... 
appeals to sujx'rior court, exix-rts. fees, etc. 
bakeries, construction, etc., penalty . . 

See also B.xkeries. 
balustrades on, regulation by cities 
Boston, laws not applicable to . . 



building limits in certain town.s 

c.ir[KMitcr's shop, restrictions upon u.sc as, penalty 

certilicale, approval, of . 

inspection, of 
change in use of certain, notice 
cinematograijhs, special exhibitions. [MTniiis for 

special licenses for oixrators. fec> 

use regulated, when, penally 
construction, etc., of certain, regulated 
court enforcement of insixK-tors' orders 
definitions in laws relating to 
district court-s, concurrent jurisdiction 
doors, egress, construction regulated, when 
donnitories. construction, et;-. .... 

dry pipes in basements of certain, when required, penalty 
elevators in .... 

See also Elev.\toR8. 
enforcement of laws as to 
exit sign, when to Ix' used 

fire, i)revention, etc., of (see. m/nt, fire conditions, hazards, etc.;. 
flooring, temporary, when, ix>nalty 
general penalty as to building laws 

hatchways, well holes, etc., in certain, openings to U- i>rotected, penalty 
heating, etc., plans for, deposited with suix>rvisor, when 
height, except in Boston, regulated 

hoistways, etc., openings to lx» protoct<>d, when, [KTuiliy 
ice, snow, etc., means of egress to \)c kept free from, when 
illegal construction, etc., penalty ... 

injunctions against ...... 

inspector, definition of term .... 

failure to comply with orders of, penalty 
in.spector of buildings, appointment, duties 

supervision of alterations, etc., of certain, by 

term defined ....... 

interference with inspector, etc., penalty 
licenses and permits, appeals as to 

preliminary certificate, etc., when required . 

withholding, in certain cases, appeals 
miscellaneous hall (see, infra, theatres, public halls, etc.). 
motion picture machines in (see, supra, construction, etc., cinemato- 
graphs), 
non-resident owner of dangerous structure, service of notice on 



Chapter 



85 

40 

144 

145 



80 
187 



148 
143 
143 
146 
146 
143 
111 

40 
143 



143 
MS 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
148 
143 

143 
143 

143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 

40 
143 

40 



143 



Section 

8 

27 

1-98 

1-63 

3 
1 



39 

1 

15 

7 

46 

55, 56 

34-41, 46, 48, 49 

23 

. 2, 15, 16, 20,21. 

24-33, 42, 43, 

45-49, 51 

4 

33, 51 

15 

28, 29 

30 

82 

85 

72, 84 

15 

59 

1 

58 

15 

15 

37,38 

62-71 

54 
21 

17, 19 

53 

20 

15 

2 

20 
21 
16 
12 

1 
42 

6 
15 

1 
50 
27 
49 
27 



11 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



161 



BUILDINGS — Continued. 

construction, alteration and inspection, in general — Continued 
notice, failure lo confonn lo law, of, penalty . 

permits for erection, alteration, etc., of, contents 
nuisances, common, combustible material, built of, abatement as 

dangerous structures as . 
■ fire escapes, etc., obstructions on, as, penalty 

general penalty ■ . . . . 

illegal construction, etc., penalty for . 

injunctions to abate, etc., certain 

See also Nuisances, common. 
ofl5ce buildings, construction, etc., of, regulated, penalties 

courts, jurisdiction .... 

fire escape, etc., owner may alBx, when 

height in certain cities 

notice, change in use, of . 
failure to conform to law, of . 

penalty, general .... 

permits for building, etc., notice to assessors 

three story buildings, certain laws apply, when 

violations of law, liability for 
penalty, illegal construction, etc., for 

interference with inspector, etc., for 
pennit for construction to \k withheld, when 
pipes, protection of certain .... 
portable seats, use in certain, regulated 
public building, term defined 

hall (see, infra, theatres, public halls, etc.). 

welfare department to study operation of laws as to 
regulations by cities and towns .... 

removal by court order, when .... 

repair, term defined ...... 

restramt, illegal erection, etc., of, by court 

illegal use, of, removal ..... 
sanitation, plans for, deposited with supervisor, when 

regulated, inspection, penalty .... 
schoolhouses in cities, fire escapes, to have 

See also Schoolhou.ses. 
search warrants for obstructions on fire escapes, etc. 
special halls (sec, infra, theatres, public halls, etc.). 
specifications of requirements .... 

staging during construction, when, penalty 
stairways, construction ..... 

state inspectors lo examine, certificates . 

applications for certificates .... 

buildings, to inspect, when .... 

state institutions, certain, public welfare department to approve plans 
story, term defined ...... 

superior court, appeals to .... . 

construction, etc., may enjoin, when . 
supervisor of plans, plans, etc., for, deposited with, when 

term defined ....... 

supreme judicial court, jurisdiction 

construction, etc., may enjoin, when . 
tenement houses, construction, etc., regulated 

See also Tenement Houses. 
three story and over, to conform to certain laws, when 
trapdoors, hatches, etc., in certain, penalty 
ventilation, plans for, deposited with supervisor, when 

regulated, inspection, ix;nalty 
violations of law, liability of owner for, notice 
well holes, etc., oix-nings to lie protected, penalty 
windows, egress, construction regulated 
wooden flues and air ducts forbidden, when 
zones for . ...... 



etc. 



Chapter 

. 14.3 
14.3 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 

143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
40 
143 
143 
143 

121 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 

143 



Section 

31 
61 
5 
6-10, 12 
22 
.53 
16 
12 

3-19, 21-25 
57-60 
43 
•2 
30 
31 
53 
61 
33 
51 
16 
50 
27 
25 
21 
1 

23 
3 
60 
1 
57 
60 
15 
42 
32 

22 



143 


15 


143 


18, 19 


143 


15 


143 


28 


143 


29 


143 


13 


121 


38 


143 


1 


143 


55 


143 


12 


143 


15 


143 


1 


143 


57, 59, 60 


143 


12 


143 


15 


143 


33 


143 


20 


143 


15 


143 


42 


143 


51 


143 


20 


143 


15 


143 


25 


40 


25-30 



162 



INDEX TO GEXERAL LAWS. 



<'ti()n 



BUILDINGS — Continued. 

construction, alteration and inspection — Continnrd. 
dangerous structures, board to .survty alleged, iL-port 
failure to remove, etc., after notiee, penalty 
immediate aotion by inspector, when 
injunctions against .... 
inspector to remove, etc., when, costs, penalty 
notice to owner, posting 
owner of alleged, may demand jury trial 
proceedings as to 

failure to remove, etc., on 

service of notice on non-resident owner 
state inspector to remove, etc. 
tinio liniit for repair, cln. 
factories, mercantile establishments, etc., certificates of inspc 
etc. ..... 

construction regtilated 

fire escapes, exits, etc., owner may provide 

general [x-nalty ..... 

illegal construction, et«., restrained 

u.se, ot<'., restrained .... 
notice of failure to conform to law, when 
owner, etc., liable for nnn-ob.servance of law 
penalty for hindering insix><'tor, etc. 
prerequisites to license, when 
regulal^'d ..... 
sanitation and ventilation regulated 
smoking in certain, regulated, ix>nalty 
stairways, etc., regulatefl 
wooden flues, etc.. forliiddcn 
hotels, lodging and boardmg houses, etc., annual inspection, penalty 
con.-truclioii, etc., regulated 
family hotels, construction, etc. 

gongs, etc., to have, when, penalty .... 

lodging houses, pulilic, building laws, no license unle.s.s complia 
night lights, regulated ...... 

watch, etc., additional provisions for, penalty 
xopQ fire escaix-s, u.-^' of, |X'nalty 
watchmen m certain, regulated, penalty 
theatres, public halls, etc., certificate, inspection, of, application for 
posting ........ 

inspector, of, as evidence of facts, when . 
cinematographs (sec, supra, construction, etc., cinematographs 
closing, by licensing officer, regulated, penalty 
compliance with terms of license, order for, when, penalties 
construction, etc., regulated 
curtain, fire-resisting, in certain 
enforcement of certain laws, general penalty 
exits, stairways, etc., regulated, jjcnalty 
false statement a-s to, penalty 
fire escapes, extinguishers, etc. 

owner may affix, when 
fire-resisting partitions, curtains, etc., in 
heating, ventilation and sanitation, penalty 
insi)oction, periodic, reports . 

reports kept on file .... 
interference with inspector, etc., penalty 
liability of licensees .... 
licenses and ix'miits, in general 

compliance with terms of, order for, penalties 

issue, posting, expiration 

preliminary certificate, when 

revocation regulated 
miscellaneous hall, tenn defined 
notice of inspection, posting 



Chapter 



Section 



th 



14.3 


8 


143 


9 


143 


7 


143 


12 


143 


9 


143 


6 


143 


10 


143 


6 


143 


8-10 


143 


11 


143 


14 


143 


7 


143 


28 


143 


16 


143 


43 


143 


53 


143 


57 


143 


60 


143 


31 


143 


51 


143 


60 


143 


40 


143 


21-24 


143 


42 


148 


39, 51 


143 


21-24 


143 


25 


143 


48 


143 


15 


143 


15 


143 


44,46 


140 


35 


143 


44 


143 


46 


143 


47,48 


143 


44-46 


143 


29 


143 


28 


143 


52 


143 


38 


143 


38 


143 


15, 26, 27 


143 


27 


143 


53, 54 


143 


21-24, 26, 53 


143 


40 


143 


21-24 


143 


43 


143 


27 


143 


42 


143 


35, 36 


143 


37 


143 


50 


143 


35 


143 


34 


143 


38 


143 


34 


143 


49 


143 


38 


143 


1 


143 


36 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



163 



BUILDINGS — Concluded. Chapter 

construction, alteration and inspection — Concluded. 
theatres, public halls, etc. — Concluded. 
partitions, firo-resisting. in 
pass, free, to inspectors, etc., penalty 
penalty, for false statement, etc., as to 
general ..... 

pipes, protection of certain, in 
portable seats, use of, in 
public hall, term defined 
ratings, etc., copies posted, when . 

licensee to receive 
report, annual, on condition of 
special hall, term defined ...... 

theatre, term public building includes, when . 

term defined ........ 

unlicensed, use of, penalty ...... 

violations of law, owner, etc., liable for, notice 

wooden flues and air ducts forbidden .... 

fire conditions, hazards, etc., certain to be remedied, penalty 
combustibles in, certain, removal, penalty 

dwelling houses, storage, etc., of combustibles in, regulated, penalties 
entry, right of, into, to investigate ..... 

exit, means of, removal of obstacles to, penalty 

exits, stairways, etc., regulated, penalty .... 

explosives and inflammable fluids, regulations as to, penalties 

See also Explosives and Inflammable Fluids. 
fire, escape from, to have sufficient means of 
escapes, extinguishers, etc., regulated 
obstacles on certain, removal, penalty 
obstructions on, penalty . 
owner may affix, when 
extinguishing devices in certain, when required, penalty 
hazards in, investigation, recommendations, etc., penalties 
prevention, regulations for .... 

stops, certain, to have .... 

halls, exits, obstacles to, removal, penalty 
hearths, defective, regulations as to, penalty 
motor vehicles, inflammable fluids in certain 
oils, dangerous illuminating, use in certain, penalty 
salamanders, use in certain, regulated, penalty . 
skylights, safeguards on, when required, penalty 
smoking in certain, regulated, penalty 
sprinklers, automatic, in certain, when required, penalty 
stairways, obstacles on certain, removal, penalty 
state fire marshal, orders of, to whom applicable 
stoves, use of certain, in, regulated, penalty 
violations of law, public notice of . 
See also Air Ducts; Apartment Houses; Bridges; Churches; Cinemato 
graphs; Doors; Dwelling Houses; Elevators; Exits 
Factories, Workshops, Mercantile Establishments, etc. 
Fire; Flues; Garages; Hatchways; Heating; Hospitals; 
Hotels, Lodging and Boarding Houses; Ice; Quays; Sani- 
tation; Schoolhouses; Snow and Ice; Stairways; Tene- 
ment Houses; Trapdoors; Ventilation; Wharves, Piebs 
and Docks; Windows. 
BUILDINGS, INSPECTORS OF. 

See Buildings; Public .'safety, Department of. 
BUILDINGS, SUPERINTENDENT OF. 

See Superintendent of Buildings. 
BUILDING ZONES. 

establishment, etc. ........... 40 

See also Buildings, in general, sectional restriction; also index to state con- 
stitution, pp. 11 to 43. 



Section 



143 


27 


143 


41 


143 


40 


143 


53 


143 


25 


143 


21 


143 


1 


143 


39 


143 


38 


143 


37 


143 


1 


143 


1 


143 


1 


143 


52 


143 


51 


143 


25 


148 


39, 51 


148 


6, .34, .39, 51 


148 


32, 33, 51, 60. Gl 


148 


5, 6, 44 


148 


39, 51 


143 


21-24, 53 


148 


10. 13, 14, 16, 18, 




19, 30-33, 36, 51 


143 


15 


143 


21-24 


148 


39, 51 


143 


22 


143 


43 


148 


39, 51 


148 


6, 7, 42-44, 49 


143 


15 


143 


15 


148 


39, 51 


48 


53 


148 


15 


148 


60, 61 


148 


35, 51 


148 


39, 51 


148 


39, 51 


148 


36. 38. 39. 51 


148 


39, 51 


148 


41 


148 


35, 51 


148 


39 



25-30 



164 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



BULK SALES. 

electricity, of . . . . • • 

nicTchan'iisf, of, regulated .... 
BULKY GOODS. 

attachment 
BULLETIN OF COMMITTEE HEARINGS. 

Sec Gen'eral Court. 
BUOYS. 

uiOoririK vc-ssci, oto., to, injury, etc.. penalty 
BURDEN OF PROOF. 

See Evidence. 
BURGLARY. 

crime and penalty ..... 

indictment for, form ..... 

insurance a(;aintit ..... 

See also In.su ha nce. 

night time, term defined 

refusal by convict to surrender stolen goods 

tool, appliance for, making, using, etc.. penalty 
indictment for, form 

vagal)ond, burglar deemed to be, when, penalty 
arrest 
discharge on recognizance 

See alsi. BnF.AKiVf;, ENTKiuvf;. r.rr 
BURIAL AGENTS FOR SOLDIERS AND SAILORS. 

designation, powers and duties 

Sec also St.^tk .\nd Mii.itahv .\ii). 
BURIAL GROUNDS AND LOTS. 

See Cemetkries and Burial Grounds. 
BURIAL RIGHTS. 

<x('( lUiun, exempt from seizure on . ■ • 

See also Cemeteries and Burial Grounds. 
BURIALS. 

<eriificate neces-sary for, etc. 

other states, bodies from 

paupers, etc. 

penalty for \'iolation of law 

permits 

regulated 

unknown persons 

See also Cemeteries and Burial Ground.s; Cemetery Corporations; Cre- 
mation; Undertakdrs. 
BURLINGTON. 

congressional district, fifth, in . 

fourth district court of eastern Middlesex, in district of 

medical examiner district, fourth Middlesex, in 

senatorial district, seventh Middlesex, in 
BURNING, PENALTIES FOR. 

bridge, etc. 

buildings . 

dwelling house . 

forms of indictments . 

insured property 

form of indictment 
ships, etc. 
various articles . 
wife's liability for 
wood, timber, fence, etc. 
See also Arson; Fire. 
BUSHEL. 

cider apples, sale by, regulated 

grain and meal to be sold by, at wholesale, when 

peas and beans to be sold by, when 

penalty for short weight in sales by 

weight regulated, as to certain commodities . 



Chapter 


Section 


164 


1. 90. 91 


106 


1.2 



223 



266 



115 



235 



114 
114 
117 
114 
114 
114 
117 



60.51 



135 



266 




14. 15 


277 


Forms. 


p. 2825 


175 




47 (12) 


278 




10 


266 




21 


266 




49 


277 


Forms 


p. 2825 


272 




68 


272 




69 


272 




57 



19-21 



34 (11> 



47 

46 
14. 17 

50 
45, 40 
45. 50 

17 



57 


1 


218 


1 


38 


1 


57 


3 


266 


4 


266 


1^ 


266 


1 


277 


Forms, pp. 2824. 




2825 


266 


10 


277 


Forms, p. 2825 


266 


4 


266 


5 


266 


6 


266 


5 


94 


108 


94 


218 


94 


97 


94 


223 


94 


17a 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



165 



BUSHES. 

public ways, in, cutting ..... 

Sop also Sh.\de Trees; Slash .\n-i> Bnrsii. 
BUSINESS CERTIFICATE OF MARRIED WOMAN. 

general provisions ...... 

BUSINESS CORPORATION LAW. 

general provisions ...... 



Chapter 

87 



209 



application of 



etc. 



See also Corporations, business. 
BUSINESS CORPORATIONS. 

Soo C'oRPOKATioNS, business. 
BUSINESS NAMES. 

See Trade Names. 
BUTTER. 

certain laws not to apply to . . . 

cheese and. Lord's day, making on, permitted 
methods of making, investigation 

law enforcement ..... 

imitation, fraud, etc., in sale of, penalty 

manufacture, etc., of certain, penalty . 

milk, inspector of, to prosecute certain violations, entry, 

oleomargarine, serving as, penalized, when 

process, renovated, etc., sale regulated, penalty 

samples, analysis of, expense 

term defined ...... 

See also Agriculture, Depart.ment of; Dairy; Dairy C.vttle; Dairy 
Products; Oleomargarine. 
BUTTERINE. 

See Butter; Oleomargarine. 
BUTTON. 

See Badges; Insignia. 
BUYER. 

term defined under sales act, so-called ........ 

BUZZARD'S BAY. 

pilots and port wardens for port of, appointment, etc 
BYLAWS 

corporate (see Corpor.\tions). 

district (see Districts). 

municipal, terms ordinance and by-law synonymous 

See also Ordinances and By-Laws. 
BYSTANDERS. 

return of jurors from ...... 



c 



CABLEWAYS. 

See Hoisting Machinery. 
CADETS. 

first corps of, absence from drills, etc., how excused 

allowances, certain, to . 

armory of, purchase by state regulated 

company inspection, evening 

meetings for instruction of officers, etc. 

musicians, band of . 

muster of unfit persons forbidden 

officers, equipment, etc. . 

service training, annual notice of, how delivered 

\'isits by commanding officer 
second corps of, officers, equipment, name, etc. 
See also Militia. 

CAFES. 

See Rest.a^ur.ants and Cafes. 



94 

1.36 

128 

128 

94 

94 

94 

94 

94 

94 

94 



. 106 
. 103 



. 234 



Section 
5-12 



10, 11 

1-5.5 

7 
2 

1, 3 
4 
3 



185 
6 
12 
12 
55 
54 
60 
58 
59 
60 
1 



65 
10 

7 (22) 
27 



33 


46, 149 


33 


160 


33 


46 


33 


147 


33 


145 


33 


178 


33 


115 


33 


84 


33 


140 (6) 


33 


146 


33 


84 



IGG 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CALENDAR. 

jailers to keep, etc. ......... 

CALF. 

moat of. unlawfully killed, search warrant for .... 

sale, etc., of certain carcasses, penalty ...... 

Sec al.so Veal. 
CALISTHENICS. 

mIh)(p1.- may teach ......... 

CALL MEN. 

See I'iHE Dkp.\rt.\ie.nts. 
CALL OFnCER. 

S<i- I'dl.K 1. ()1 FlCER-i. 

CALORIMETER. 

HM- <(iin|i:iiiies to provide ........ 

CAMBRIDGE. 

congres.sional district, eiRhtli, in . 

crimes committed in part of, territorial jurisdiction of suiK?rior court 

election laws, sp«'fial. effect ....... 

listing of voters ui, penalties ...... 

medical exatiiiner district, first Middlcs<'x. in .... 

metropolitan (ire prevention district, indudcil in . 

parks district, in ........ . 

parks, share of cxi)cn.se of ...... . 

north metropolitan .sewerage system, in .... . 

probate court hi'ld at ...... 

pulilic .safely. commi.s^ioner of, included in terni heads of fire depart- 
ments ...... 

pcnatorial districts, second and third Middle.s<'X and second ."^ufTolk, in 

superior court sit tings at ... 

supreme judicial court sittings at. 

third district court of eastern .Middlesex held a' 
CAMPHINE. 

iiKiMufacture, sale, etc., regulated, when. [K'naliy ... 

CAMPHOR. 

sale, ciTtain laws not to apply, when ..... 

spirits of, sali> in original packages, certain laws uol to apply, when 
CAMP GROUND, STATE. 

Sic .-■ TAl 1. ( ' \ \l 1' ( iltul.NI). 

CAMP MEETING. 

peddling, gaming, etc., near, penalty ...... 

CAN. 

milk, registration of ........ . 

term definetl as to . 
See also ]^K\FltV(;K.s; BoTTI.Es; Ice ("I(E-^M. 
CANAL COMPANIES. 

business corporation law not app)licahle, except .... 

incorporation, etc., of, petition to legislature .... 

miscellaneous corporation law, application to ... . 

organization under ........ 

See also Corpoiiations, miscellaneous. 

political contributions by, penalty ...... 

CANALS. 

giTieral provisions 
cemetery, layout through, penalty 
changes on county maps 

eminent domain, taking of public property for, regulated 
fencing of dangerous, penalty 
injuring, destroying, etc., penalty 
load on boats using, certificate 
penalty for false statement in 

examination ..... 
railroad, alteration of course by . . 

bridges over, construction and repair 



Chapter 
12G 

. 276 

94 



Section 

7 

1 
138 



1(U 

57 

212 

.50 

56 

3S 

148 

92 

92 

92 

215 

14S 
57 
212 
211 
218 

148 

112 
112 



272 



108 

1 

6 

6 

2-8 

1 

28 

33 

54-59 

1 

62 

2S 

3 

14 

17 

1 

30, 51 

35 
35 



39 



110 


21-25 


110 


1 


156 


2 


3 


5 


158 


1 


158 


2-9 


55 


7 


56 


58 


88 


9-13 


272 


76 


34 


2 


79 


5 


88 


12, 13 


266 


107, 138 


88 


9 


88 


10 


88 


11 


160 


105 


160 


107 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 

CANDY. 

See Confectionery. 
CANNABIS INDICA. 

forfeiture of seized, when, destruction ...... 

label on package of drug containing, to bear statement, when 

narcotic drugs, certain laws as to, to apply ..... 

search warrant.s, issue, penalty, etc. ...... 

CANNABIS SATIVA. 

forfeiture of seized, when, destruction ...... 

narcotic drugs, certain laws as to, to apply ..... 

search warrants, issue, p(>nalty, etc. ...... 

CANNED GOODS, FRUITS, ETC. 

labelling regulated, penalty ...... 

See also .VciucrLTcnE. Dep.\rt.me.\t of; Fklits; Veget.\bles. 
CANNING ESTABLISHMENTS. 

See Sl.*.uuhter House.s. 
CANNON. 

toy, sale of, when prohibited, penalty ...... 

CANTON. 

congressional district, fourteenth, in 

district court of southern Norfolk held at 

medical examiner district, fifth Norfolk, in 

metropolitan parks district, in 

senatorial district, Norfolk, in 
CAPIAS. 

fee for service of ........ . 

See also Writs. 
CAPIAS AND ARREST. 

original writ of (sec Writs). 
CAPITAL CRIMES. 

Sec Crime.s; Murder; Treason. 
CAPITAL STOCK. 

See C0RPOR.A.T10.VS; Stock, Corporate, Shares of. 
CAPSICUM. 

adulteration of liquor with, penalty ...... 

CAR. 

employer's liability, term defined for purposes of . 

railroad, etc., throwing missile at, penalty ..... 
arrest, etc., for ......... 

See also Motor Vehicles; Railroads, eciuipment and operation; 
R.^iLw.\YS, construction, equipment, etc. 
CARBOLIC ACID. 

coTnpounds of, sale regulated ....... 

CARCASSES. 

diseased, search warrants for ....... 

See also Animals; Cattle; Food; Sheep; Slaughterhouses; Swine 
CARDS. 

playing, pedlers, etc., sale by, prohibited ..... 

trick in use of, obtaining money, etc., by, penalty 

See also Gaming; Lotteries. 
CARGOES. 

machinery used for discharging (see Hoisting Machinery). 

See also Insur.\nce; Ships and Vessels; ^^recks. 
CARIBOU. 

importation and sale, license, tags, penalty, etc. .... 
CARLISLE. 

congressional district, fifth, in ...... . 

district court of central Middlesex, in district of . 

medical examiner district, sixth Middlesex, in ... . 

senatorial district, seventh Middlesex, in .... . 

CARNAL ABUSE. 

See Rape. 
CAROUSELS. 

licensing ........... 



Chapter 



Street 



04 
94 
94 
94 

94 
94 
94 

94 



148 

57 
218 
38 
92 
57 

262 



270 
276 



101 
266 



131 

57 

218 

38 

57 



140 



167 

Section 



215 
187 
206 
214 

215 
206 
214 

154-156 



57,59 

1 
1 
1 

33 
3 

8 



153 


1 


159 


104 


159 


93, 94, 104 



2 
1-8 



16 
75 



85-88 

1 
1 
1 
3 



186 



168 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CoMMO.v Counts; 



CARP. 

Scr Fisn AXD Fisheries. 
CARPENTER SHOP. 

certain buildiiiK.-i, in, regulated, penalty 

See also I?tii.i)iNi;s; Tenement Hocses. 
CARRIAGE OF GOODS. 

action for, form of rleelaration 

See also Bills of Ladi.ng; C'AnniEits, Common 
I.N Civil Actions. 
CARRIAGES. 

luring, fraudulent, penalty ....... 

Lord's day, letting permitted on . ..... 

service of proees,", use in (see Service of Process). 

town.s, regulation \>y ........ 

See also Fast Driving; Road, Law of the; Tires; Vehicles 
CARRIER PIGEONS. 

CARRIERS, COMMON. 

accidents, ri'ix)rl of, hy certain 

investigations .... 

accounts, forms of, d(>partment may prescrilx', etc 

annual audit. l)y department 
ix-nalty for unlawful di.-ielosure 
annual returns of. etc., amendment of defective 

enforcement of laws as to 

form and filing .... 

attachment of goods in pos-scssion of 

negotiable document of title, under 
transferee of, a.s against 
attorney general, enforcement of law \iy 
audit, annual, department, hy 
auxiliary .services, etc., su|x»rvised as 
bees, transportation regulated 

IJenalty for violation 
bills of lading, rights and duties under 

See also Hilus of Lading. 
bonds from employees, etc.. regulated . 
books, records, etc., of, examination 
business, protection of. penalty 
charges, regulated .... 
C. O. D. collections .... 

penalty for wrongful detention 
conveniences, etc., utilized by, department's jurist! 
copies of documents as to, fees 
delivery of goods by, liability for failure, 

to, sale contract a.s afTecting 
detention of money, penalty 
discrimination, correction by di'ijartment 

general prohibition and penally 

scheduled rates, in . 

intelligence by, persons, etc 



Chapter 


Section 


. 148 


33. 51 


. 231 


147. Form 1 (a) 


Pleading 




. 266 


&4 


. 136 


6 



electricity. 



of 



en 



transmission 

as ..... 

department, subject to . 

See also Electricity. 
electric railroads as . 
employees, bond from, regulated 

complaints of defects by 

free passes, etc., to .... 

enforcement of laws as to . 
equipment, etc., correction by department 

inquiry hy department into 
examinations, inspections, etc., of, by department 

witnesses in . 

executor, etc.. of. recovery of damages, etc., by, in right of another, dis- 
posal ........... 



ictiori 



rustee pror 



•ess a." 



gaged 



affi 



ecting 



in, treated 



40 



22 



1.59 


28 


159 


29 


159 


31 


l.V.) 


36 


l.J9 


44 


i.yj 


32 


l.V.) 


39 


1.59 


32. 33 


. 223 


73 


223 


72 


. 223 


73 


159 


39. 40 


1.59 


36 


1.59 


12 


. 12H 


35 


12S 


38 


lUS 


1-51 


159 


4 


1.59 


31 


159 


8 


1.59 


17 


106 


21.36 


. 266 


38 


1.59 


12 


262 


44 


g 246 


65 


106 


21.35 


266 


38 


. 159 


14 


159 


1. 2 


159 


19 


159 


10-44 


. 159 


12 


. 162 


14 


. 159 


4 


. 159 


30 


. 159 


15 


. 159 


10 


. 159 


16 


. 159 


13 


159 


27. 34. 35 


. 159 


34,42 



230 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



169 



CARRIERS, COMMON — Continued. 

express companies, etc., annual returns 
foreign, agent, to appoint 
service of process upon 
bond to accept 
filing of power, etc. . 
penalty on delinquent 
order box, protection of . 
steamboats, privileges on 
forwarding carriers, discrinunation against, forbidden 
free service, tickets, ei-c., unlawful, except 
hearings as to, notice to legislators 
indemnity from employees, regulated 
information as to, improperly divulging, penalty 
interpleader by . 

jitneys, so-called, as, regulation and licensing, penalty 
larceny from conveyance of, penalty 
lien, satisfaction of, relative to delivery 
limitation of liability by, passengers, injuries to 

uniform bill of lading act as affecting 
lobsters, certain laws aa to, not applicable 
meat, transportation regulated, penalty 
confiscation .... 

transportation in unmarked barrels, etc., by, penalty 
motor vehicles as . 

bonds, etc. ..... 

licensing ..... 

rules and regulations, department, by 
enforcement .... 

licensing authority, by 

amendment, etc., by department 
penalty for violation 
narcotic drugs, exempt from laws as to, when 
order box, etc., of, protection 
passengers, liability for death of 
limitation of liability forbidden 
negligence, penalty 
perishable goods, may sell, when 
premises, property, etc., inspection by department 
private side tracks, switch connections with . 
pubUc utilities department, carriers subject to jurisdiction of 
supervision by, in general ..... 

See also Public Utilities, Department of, powers and duties of the depart 
ment, common earners, 
rates, reasonable, etc., to be 
changes in, notice, hearing, etc. 
suspension .... 

classified, permitted 
discrimination, certain, not deemed 

scheduled, in, forbidden 
excursion tickets, etc. 
fixing, by department 
increase, burden of proof 
inquiry by department into 
joint, etc., department may order 
division .... 

long and short hauls 

mileage, commutation, etc., tickets, issue 

minimum, fixing 

rebates, refunds, etc., forbidden 

recommendations, department, by 

reduced, for workmen, pupils, etc. 

schedule, filing 

form ..... 

variance from, forbidden 



Chapter 


Section 


159 


33 


159 


5 


159 


5 


159 


6 


159 


5 


159 


7 


159 


8 


159 


9 


159 


1. 2 


159 


15 


1.59 


25 


159 


4 


159 


44 


231 


41 


159 


45-49 


266 


30 


108 


11 


1.59 




108 


3 


130 


99 


1.30 


96 


130 


97 


130 


111 


1.59 


12,45 


159 


46,47 


159 


45 


159 


47 


159 


48 


159 


46 


159 


48 


159 


49 


94 


205 


159 


H 


229 


2, 3 


159 


3 


265 


30 


135 


5 


159 


27 


159 


21 


159 


12 


159 


10-44 


159 


17 


159 


19.20 


159 


19, 20 


159 


18 


159 


IS 


159 


19 


159 


18 


1.59 


14, 20 


159 


20 


159 


13 


159 


21 


159 


21 


159 


14 


1.59 


18 


159 


20 


159 


19 


159 


23 


159 


18 


159 


19 


159 


19 


159 


19 



170 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CARRIERS, COMMOIff — Concluded. 

rates — Conclndrd. 

season tifkcts, department to approve 
through, department may order, division . 

records, carrier, of, forms, etc. 
examination 
department, of, relative to 

regulations, service, etc., inquiry and <i)rrc'-ii()ii Ijy department 

sale of goods in pos.sos.sion of, attaching creditors, a.s against 

service, etc., inquiry and correction by department 

tests of, by department ....... 

services, public, certain deemed to Ix^, etc. .... 

signs, etc., of, exempted from billh)oard, etc., laws 

statutes relative to, compilation ... 

steamboats, etc.. inland waters, on, licensing 

street railways, common carriers, laws wa to, applicable to 
freight, etc., of, may become 

supervision and regulation, in general 

telephone and telegraph companies, as, department, subject to 
sut>orvision a-s ..... 

through routes, rates, etc., department may order 

trackless trolley companies to be 

trustee procc.ss, liability as trustcj* in 

unclaimed goods carried by <'ertain, sale, etc. 

valuation of properties .... 

violations of law by, duties of department 

who deemed, state supervision, for jiurposes of 

wit nos.scs in examinations a.s to 
CARROTS. 

l)U.'<h('l, weight of . . . 

sliort weight in .>Jales by, penalty 
CAR SERVICE. 

railroafis, etc . on, conmion carriers, supervised, etc., as 

."^I'c ijI.'-o U.MLnoAU.s. 
CARTRIDGES. 

l)l:iiik, sale, etc , regulated, penalty ..... 

CARVER. 

congre-s-sional district, sixteenth, in ..... . 

fourth district court of Plj-mouth. in district of . 

medical examiner district, fourth Plymouth, in . 

scii;itori;il district. Cape and Pijinuuth, in . 
CASE BOOKS. 

publicatidii .......... 

CASE STATED. 

full court to decide appeals, etc., on ..... . 

inferences of fact upon ........ 

judgment on, appeal to full court ...... 

notice to parties, clerk, by ...... . 

CASE, TRESPASS ON. 

tort di\isiou includes ........ 

Sec also ToHT. 
CASHIERS. 

banks, of, jury service, exempt from ...... 

See also I^anks .vno H.vxkivg; Embezzlement. 
CASH ON DELIVERY SALES. 

See C. O. D. Sales. 
CASTOR OIL. 

.•<a!('. certain In'.vs not to apply to, when ..... 

CASUALTY INSURANCE. 

See Inst'ka.n'ce. 
CATALOGUES. 

pictures, etc., of, at certain art exhibitions, sale on Lord's day permitted 
CATARRH POWDER. 

manufacture of certain, forbidden ...... 



Chapter 



Section 



159 


18 


159 


21 


159 


31 


159 


31 


159 


11 


159 


13, 16 


223 


73 


159 


13, 16 


159 


27 


159 


12 


93 


32 


25 


H 


140 


191-193 


IGl 


2 


161 


53 


159 


10-44 


1,59 


12 


159 


10-44 


1.59 


21 


163 


7 


246 


65 


1.35 


1-4, 6 


159 


26 


1.59 


39, 40 


1.59 


12 


1.59 


34, 42 


94 


173 


94 


223 



159 



148 

57 

218 

38 

57 



211 
231 
231 
218 
221 

231 



234 



112 

136 
94 



10-44 



67,59 

1 
1 
1 
3 

8 

5 

126 

96 

46 

21 



35 

6 

216 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



171 



CATHOLIC CHURCHES. 

general i)ro\i!5i(>iisi ........... 

See also Religious Societies. 
CATTLE. 

at larnn (see Beasts, at large). 

braiuling, etc., of carcasses at certain slaughter houses, regulated, penalty 

carcasses, inspection at certain slaughter houses, regulated, seizure, etc., penalty 

diseases among (see .\ni.vi.\ls, domestic). 

district health officers to supervise transportation, entry, etc. 

dogs, protection from (see Dogs). 

exhibitions, prizes, etc., by agriculture department 

feeding stuff, term defined ....... 

See also Feeding Stuff, Commekci.m-. 

fee for license to slaughter, small towns, in, regulated 

health, local boards of, to supervise transportation, entry, etc. 

illegal branding of carcasses, penalty ..... 

inspection, etc., of carcasses slaughtered outside commonwealth, regulated 

licenses for slaughter, regulated ....... 

malicious killing or poisoning, penalty ...... 

neat cattle, bridge, no liability for damages if excessive number on . 

official inspector, term defined ....... 

oleomargarine container, use of name of breed of, on, penalty 

pedigree registration, false, obtaining, etc., jjenalty 

private slaughter houses, slaughter at, regulated, inspection, penalty 

public health department to supervise transportation, entry, etc. 

sale, etc., of uninspected carcasses, penalized, when 

slaughtering, regulated ........ 

See also Slaughter Houses. 

trespassing by, allowing, penalty ...... 

unbranded carcasses, penalty for sale, etc., of certain 

sale of certain, forbidden, penalty ...... 

unsanitary enclosures for, report, director, to ... . 

ways, driving, etc., on ....... . 

See also .Vgriculture, Department of; Animals; Prizes; Slaughter Houses 
CATTLE PASS. 

highway, under, construction 
CATTLE SHOWS. 

gambhng booths, etc., near, removal 

gaming, etc., at, forbidden . 

penalties ..... 

preservation of the peace at 

penalty for violation 
sale of goods, etc., at, forbidden, when, penalty 
CAUCUS. 

nominations by ...... 

term defined ....... 

See also Elections, nomination of candidates. 
CAUCUS OFFICERS. 

See Electio.vs. 
CELLARS. 

See Buildings; Tene.vient Houses. 
CEMETERIES AND BURIAL GROUNDS. 
in general: 

burial rights in, conveyance by cemetery corporation 
burials in, regulated .... 

closing of. local board of health, by . 
conveyance of lots, etc., in, commissioners, by 
corporation, by, certi6ed copies, records, etc. 
records ...... 

death records to specify .... 

desecration, penalty .... 

eminent domain, taking by, restrictions 

flowers, etc., removal from, penalty . 



Chapter 
67 



04 
94 



94 



82 



114 
114 
114 
114 
114 
114 

46 
272 

79 
114 
272 



Section 
44-46 



127. i:^.5 
126, 134 

123 



. 128 


2 


94 


1 


94 


120 


94 


123 


94 


1.30 


d 94 


131 


94 


118 


. 266 


112 


84 


16 


94 


131 


94 


51 


. 266 


93 


94 


133, 1.34 


94 


123 


04 


1.35 


111 


151-154 


. 266 


118 


94 


132 


94 


129, 130 


. Ill 


16 


85 


10 



139 


18 


128 


49 


i 128 


50 


1271 


6 


128 


48 


128 


50 


128 


49, 50 


53 


71-120 


50 


1 



2 

45-50 

37-10 

24 

3.4 

3,24 

1 

73. 74 

5 

17, 41 

75 



172 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ions may hold 



CEMETERIES AND BURIAL GROUNDS — Conlinued. 
in general — Curicluded. 

gip.-ii'. etc., moths, suppression in 
health, local boards of, closing of, powers as to 
hearing ...... 

superior court, appeal to . 
regulations a.s to, etc. .... 

representation, to determine, when 
u.se of new land for, to approve 
apix'als from orders, etc. . 
lots in. heirs of owner, rights in 

holding in trust, by town or corporation 
husband's, wife's interment rights 
indivisiijlc on owner's death . 
inlieritance ..... 

representation, when jointly owned 

sale by executors, etc. . 

trust funds for care, etc., of, cemetorj' corpora 

towns may hold 
widow and children, rights of 
will, residuary clause" not to pa.«s . 
See also, infrn, public, lots in. 
neglected, town appropriations, etc., for 
offences against proix-rly in, trial justices, jurisdiction of 
pas.sage through, penalty, etc. ... 

proprietors of meeting houses, appropriations by 
meetings for ...... 

railroad, road, etc., constructing through, penalty 

taking for, regulated 
religious societies, purcha.-ie, etc., by 
removal of bodies, etc., from, regulated 
sale of proiH-rty held for, authorization by supreme j\idicial court 
soldiers and sjiilors, public care of gra\es 
taxation, exempt from ..... 

tenement hou.se laws, under, term street includes 

tombs, closing, by local board of health 
conveyance in trust 
huslianil's and wife's rights in 
indivisible upon descent, etc. 
private land, erection on 
representation as to, etc. 
undertakers' u.'«e of, regulated 
widows and children, rights in 

town appropriations for . 

tnist funds for, deposit in savings banks 
use of, laws as to, in general 
use of new land for, restricted . 

appeal to public health department 

ways, la.Nnng out over, restricted, jxMialty 

public, ancient, alienation, etc. . 

appropriations by towns for improvement and care 

building on, belonging to city, restricted 
cemetery commissioners . 

annual report .... 

appointment by selectmen, when, etc. 

conii>cnsation .... 

conveyance of lots by, record, etc. 
town treasurer to receive proceeds 

election in certain towns 

gifts, Ixsquests, etc., may receive . 

powers and duties 



Chapter 



Section 



1.32 


17 


114 


37 


114 


3.S 


114 


39, 40 


114 


37 


114 


30 


114 


34 


114 


36 


114 


28-31 


114 


28 


114 


29. 32, 33 


114 


29, 31 


114 


29-31 


114 


29.30 


204 


5 


114 


5 


114 


19 


114 


28-32 


114 


31 


114 


16, IS 


21'.i 


25 


114 


42 


67 


27 


67 


29 


272 


76 


79 


5 


67 


17. 27 


114 


47 


204 


12 


115 


22 


59 


5 (12), (1.1) 


f 144 


2 


\ 145 


2 


114 


37-10 


114 


28 


114 


32, 33 


114 


29 


114 


34 


114 


29.30 


114 


37 


114 


29.32 


/ 40 


5(8) 


lll4 


16, 18 


16S 


37-40 


114 


28-43 


114 


34-36 


114 


36 


fll4 


41 


1 272 


76 


114 


17 


J 40 


5 (8) 


1114 


15, 16. 18 


114 


43 


114 


22-27 


114 


26 


114 


27 


114 


14 


114 


24 


114 


25 


114 


22 


114 


25 


114 


23 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CEMETERIES AND BURIAL GROVSDS — Concluded. 
public — Concluded. 

cemetery comtnispioners — Concluded. 
representation of lots, duties as to 

debts for, limit . ••..... 

gifts, beiiupsts, et«., commissioners may receive . 

land, purchase for, municipal debts for .... 

taking for ......... 

county commissioners, adjudication by . . . 

lots in, lajnng out and sale 

pen)ctual care, pajTncnts by executors, etc., for, allowance 
state treasurer, deposits with ..... 

towns, deposits with ...... 

investment ........ 

management and control, in general .... 

public burying places in . 

rules for, towns may establish ...... 

taking of ancient, assent of general court necessary to 
towns to provide ....... 

See also Cemktery ("ohporation'S. 
CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS. 

See Cemeteries .\nd Burial Grounds, public. 
CEMETERY CORPORATIONS. 

ab.sent stockholders muy vote at meetings of 
business corporation law not applicable, except 
by-laws and regulations, may make 
certified copies of conveyances of burial lots 
cremation of bodies by 
lots, holding in trust, etc. . 
inheritance, etc., duties . 
may lay cmt . 
organization 
powers and duties 
property, may hold . 

proxy voting by stockholder 

public health department, powers, penalty 

records of conveyances of burial lots 

state treasurer, deposit of funds with, perpetual care, for 

trust funds, holding of ..... . 

Pee also Cemeteries and Burial Grounds. 
CENOTAPHS. 

See Tombs. 
CENSUS, DECENNIAL. 

clerical assistants for ...... 

director, appointment ..... 

duties ........ 

witnesses, etc., may require attendance of 

preliminary report to general court, state secretary, by 

supervisor of, blind, to furnish information as to . 

when to be taken ...... 

See also index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 43. 
CENSUS, UNITED STATES. 

state secretary may supervise .... 

See also index to federal constitution, pp. 1 to 10. 
CENT. 

See Monet. 
CENTAL. 

certificate of sale by, penalty for short weight, etc. 

cider apples, sale by, regulated .... 

grain and meal sold by, at wholesale, when . 

peas and beans sold by, when .... 

weight ........ 

CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS. 

Bee County Finance; Municipal Fin.vnce; State Finance. 





173 


laptcr 


Section 


114 


29. 30 


114 


26 


114 


25 


44 


7 (10) 


114 


11-14 


114 


12. 13 


114 


15 


•JOG 


15 


114 


20, 21 


114 


19 


44 


54 


114 


10-27 


114 


15 


114 


15 


114 


17 


114 


10 



114 


2 


156 


2 


114 


9 


114 


4 


114 


G 


114 


28 


114 


29 


114 


2 


114 


1,2 


114 


2 


114 


2 


/ 114 


2 


1 158 


34 


114 


6,9 


114 


3 


114 


20, 21 


114 


5 



9 
9 
9 
9 
9 
69 
9 



94 
94 
94 
94 
94 



7 
6 
6 
9 
8 
19 
8 



222 
108 
218 
97 
174 



174 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS. 

See Accountants, Certified Public. 
CERTIORARI, WRIT OF. 

costs, award .... 
decree or judgment, entry . 
injunction, issue 
limitation of issue 
petition for, endorsement for costs 
proceedings on . . . 

purposes ..... 
removal of record to supreme judicial court by 

supreme judicial court, jurisdiction . ' 

CERVIDiE. 

See Deer; Elk. 
CESSPOOLS. 

tenement house laws, regulated under ....... 

CHALLENGE. 

See Duelling; Elections, voters; Juries and Jubors. 
CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE. 

armories, use by .......... 

corporations for establishing, in general ...... 

See also Boards of Trade; Corporations, charitable, etc. 
CHAMPERTY. 

penalty ............ 

CHAMPLAIN, LAKE. 

perch, pike, possession of, from, penalized, when; search, seizure, sale, etc. 
CHANCE. 

games of (see Gaming). 
CHANCERY. 

See Equity. 
CHANGE OF NAME. 

certificate ............ 



Chapter 



Section 



249 


4 


249 


4 


249 


4 


249 


4 


231 


42-48 


249 


4 


249 


4 


211 


8 


/211 


3,8 


\ 249 


4 



/ 144 
\ 145 



33 

180 



220 
130 



corporations, by 



divorce cases, in 

petition to probate court for 

jurisdiction 

notice .... 
public notice 

return, state secretary, to . 
See also Names. 
CHANGES IN LAWS. 

See Statutes. 
CHANNEL. 

passing line across, forbidden,'^ penalty .... 
CHAPLAINS. 

See General Court; Militia; Penal and Reformatory 
CHARCOAL AND COKE. 
coke, sale by weight, when 

prosecution, penalty 
fees, sealer not to charge, when . 

prosecution, penalty 
illegal m^sure for, possession, penalty 
records, sealers to keep certain 

prosecution, penalty 
sale in bags, etc., regulated 

prosecution, penalty . . . , 

weight, certificate furnished, when, contents 

prosecution, penalty 
weights and measures, sealer of, may require weighing, when 

prosecution, penalty ...... 



210 
155 
156 
] 164 
[l80 
208 
210 
215 
210 
210 
210 



102 



54 
33 



52 
1-11 



8 
62 



13 
10 
42 
28 
11 
23 
12 
3 
13 
13 
14 



18,28 



nstitutions. 








. 94 


240 






94 


248 






94 


246 






94 


248 






94 


249 






94 


246 






94 


248 






94 


241-243 






94 


248 






94 


244 






94 


248 






94 


245 






94 


248 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



175 



CHARGE TO JURY. 

criminal cases, in ..... . 

forbidden as to facts, in civil cases 
See also Juries and Jurors. 
CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS AND SOCIETIES. 

in general: 

assessors, lists of property to . 

commitment of wife, etc., to, does not pauperize 

dances given by, exemption .... 

diseases, contagious, notice to department, penalty 
dormitories, lodging house laws not applicable . 
gag, use as punishment in, penalty . 
inheritance tax, gifts to certain, exempt 
junk, etc., collection of, no fee, when 
charitable corporations, children, neglected, court may place in care of 
dispensaries, no license required for certain 
drugs and poisons, analysis by department for . 
fraternal benefit societies, beneficiaries under certificate 
hospitals, records of cases, to keep, when . 
illegal liquor sales, etc., charter void for 
incorporation, etc., under general laws 

See also Corporations, charitable, etc. 
infants, abandonment, certain penalties not applicable to 

paupers in custody of, duties, etc. 
private detectives, law requiring licensing, not applicable to certain 
public welfare department, reports to, by . 
visits, etc., to certain ..... 

taxation, inheritance, gifts to, exempt 

property exempt from local .... 

lists to assessors ..... 

reports to department .... 

visits by department ..... 

See also Fraternal Benefit Societies. 
public charitable institutions, bribery of officers, penalty 
detention of certain disea.sed inmates, regulated 
religious belief, free exercise, etc., by inmates 

appropriation in connection with .... 

See also Corporations; and index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 43. 
CHARITABLE, RELIGIOUS AND EDUCATIONAL GIFTS, ETC. 
inheritance tax, exempt from ....... 

towns, to, trustees for, annual reports ...... 

removal .......... 

See also Educational Trusts; Pious and Charitable Uses. 
CHARITABLE TRUSTS. 

attorney general's duty as to . 

notice to public welfare department of creation, etc., register of 

by 

register of probate, by ....... . 

See also Charitable, Religious and Educational Gifts, etc. 
CHARITABLE USES, PIOUS AND, GIFTS TO. 

See Pious and Charitable Uses. 
CHARITY. 

street sales for, licensing ...... 

works of, on Lord's day, permitted .... 

CHARLEMONT. 

congressional district, first, in .... . 

district court of Franklin, in district of . . . 

medical examiner district, western Franklin, in 
senatorial district, Franklin and Hampshire, in 
CHARLES RIVER. 

bridges over, rebuilding by metropolitan district commission 
damages for loss of access to .... . 

dam, etc., of, colliding with gates of lock, penalty 

injury to, etc., penalty ...... 

drawbridge, unlawful acts as to . 



Chapter 


Section 


. 278 


11 


231 


81 



deeds. 



59 


29 


116 


4 


140 


198 


111 


7 


140 


22 


127 


38 


65 


1 


140 


54 


119 


43, 44, 47 


111 


53 


111 


12, 13 


176 


21 


111 


70 


138 


76 


180 


1-12 


119 


11 


117 


41,42 


147 


30 


180 


12 


121 


7 


65 


1 


59 


5(3) 


59 


29 


180 


12 


121 


7 


268 


12 


HI 


121 


127 


88 


127 


90 


65 


1 


68 


13, 14 


68 


14 



12 

36 
217 



101 
136 

57 

218 
38 
57 

92 
92 
92 
92 
92 



8 

32 

19 



33 
5 

1 
1 
1 
3 

69 
69 
71 
70 
70 



176 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



57 

218 

38 

57 



CHARLES RIVER — Concluded. 

pollution, protection from . . . . . . 

rules as to, penalty ........ 

sewage, etc., removal from ........ 

smelts, use of seine, net, etc., to catch, forbidden, penalties 
CHARLES RIVER BASIN. 

courts, municipal, etc., concurrent criminal jurisdiction over . 

crimes committed in part of, territorial jurisdiction of .superior court 

harbor master, etc., in ....... . 

license of encroachments in ....... 

marginal conduits on, expenses . . . 

metropolitan parks district, in, control of, pollution, rules as to 

rules, etc. . . . 

sewage, etc., removal from ........ 

wrecked vessels, etc., in, removal ...... 

CHARLESTOWN. 

See Boston. 
CHARLTON. 

congressional district, third, in ...... . 

first district court of southern Worcester, in district of . 

medical examiner district, eighth Worcester, in . 

senatorial district, Worcester and Hampden, in . 
CHARTERS. 

acts, deemed public ........... 233 

alteration, etc., subject to ......... . 155 

cities and towns, of, term defined ........ 4 

See also City Charters. 

corporations, of (see Corporations). 

forging, etc., penalty ........... 

uttering as true, penalty ......... 

See also index to federal constitution (contracts), p. 4, and index to state con- 
stitution, pp. 11 to 43. 
CHASTITY. 

crimes against ............ 

See also specific titles. 
CHATHAM. 

congressional district, sixteenth, in . ..... 

medical examiner district, first Barnstable, in ..... . 

second district court of Barnstable, in district of . 

senatorial district, Cape and Plymouth, in ...... . 

CHATTEL MORTGAGES. 

See Mortgaged Personal Property; Mortgages. 
CHAUFFEURS. 

term defined ............ 

See also Motor Vehicles. 
CHEAT. 

grcss, con\action at common law, penalty ....... 

CHECKING OF CLOTHING. 

gratuities for, appropriation by employer, penalty ..... 

CHECKS, DRAFTS, ETC. 

fraudulent drawing ........... 

See also Negotiable Instruments. 
CHEESE. 

imitation, container to be marked, penalty . 
defacing labels, etc., on, penalty 
false marking, etc., penalty 
package containing, to be marked, penalty 
sale regulated, penalty .... 
what constitutes ..... 

milk, inspector of, to prosecute certain violations, etc. 

samples, analysis, expense .... 

term defined ...... 

See also Agriculture, Department of; Butter; Dairy; Dairy Cattle; 
Dairy Products. 



Chapter 


Section 


111 


175 


92 


39 


92 


76 


130 


71-73, 76 


218 


1 


212 


6 


92 


75 


92 


74 


92 


54 


92 


37,38 


92 


38 


92 


76 


92 


72 



267 
267 



272 



57 

38 

218 

57 



90 



1 
1 
1 
3 

74 
3 

7 (5) 



1 

5 



1-35 



1 
1 
1 
3 



!66 


76 


40 


48 


!66 


37 


94 


50, 51 


94 


51 


94 


51 


94 


50,51 


94 


50,51 


94 


50 


94 


60 


94 


60 


94 


1 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



177 



CHELMSFORD. 

congressional district, fifth, in . 

medical examiner district, fifth Middlesex, in 

police court of Lowell, in district of . 

senatorial district, eighth Middlesex, in 
CHELSEA. 

congressional district, ninth, in . 

county commissioners in, municipal council to act as 

election laws, special, as to, effect 

grand jurors from ...... 

listing of voters in, penalties .... 

metropolitan fire prevention district, in 

parks district, in ..... . 

water district, in ..... , 

north metropolitan sewerage system, in 

police court of . 

school offenders, etc., from, where committed 

senatorial district, first Suffolk, in . . . 

soldiers' home in (see Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts). 

tuberculosis hospital district, special, for 
CHEMICALS. 

analysis by department, when .... 
certificates by analysts as evidence, etc. 

dealers in, alcohol, licenses to sell 

record book, penalty for failure to keep 

sales, laws as to, application restricted 

violations of, certificate of convictions, courts, etc., to send 
investigation and prosecution 
penalty ....... 

See also specific titles of chemicals. 
CHEMISTS. 

food and drugs, of, appointment, powers, etc.; obstructing, etc., penalty . 

manufacturing, not subject to certain laws as to sale of drugs, etc. . 
CHEMISTS, OFFICIAL AGRICULTURAL, OF NORTH AMERICA, ASSO 
CIATION OF. 

commercial feeding stuff, analysis to follow methods of . 

commercial fertilizers, methods of analysis, standard, to be 

vinegar, methods of analysis, commissioner to adopt, etc. 
CHEROKEE CATTLE. 

forbidden on public ways, etc., penalty 
CHERRIES. 

basket, sale by, regulated, penalty .... 
CHESHIRE. 

congressional district, first, in .... . 

fourth district court of Berkshire, in district of 

medical examiner district, first Berkshire, in 

senatorial district, Berkshire, in . 
CHESTER. 

congressional district, first, in .... . 

district court of western Hampden held at . 

medical examiner district, fourth Hampden, in 

senatorial district, Berkshire, Hampshire and Hampden, in 
CHESTERFIELD. 

congressional district, first, in .... . 

district court of Hampshire, in district of . 

medical examiner district, first Hampshire, in 

senatorial district, Franklin and Hampshire, in 
CHESTNUTS. 

strike or level measure, sale by, regulated 
CHICKEN-POX. 

children showing symptoms of, exclusion from school, etc. 
CHICKENS. 

See Poultry. 
CHICOPEE. 

congressional district, second, in . 



Chapter 


Section 


57 


1 


38 


1 


218 


1 


57 


3 


57 


1 


34 


4 


50 


6 


277 


2 


56 


2-8 


148 


28 


92 


33 


92 


10 


92 


1 


218 


1 


77 


1 


57 


3 



111 



94 



71 



57 



90 



111 


12 


111 


13 


138 


18, 39-42 


138 


87 


112 


30,35 


112 


34 


112 


32 


112 


30 


111 


9 


112 


35 


94 


231 


94 


256, 257 


94 


164 


129 


35 


94 


98 


57 


1 


218 


1 


38 


1 


57 


3 


57 


1 


218 


1 


38 


1 


57 


3 


57 


1 


218 


1 


38 


1 


57 


3 



99 



66 



178 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CHICOPEE — Concluded. 

medical examiner district, fifth Hampden, in ..... 

police court of .......... . 

senatorial district, second Hampden, in ..... . 

superior court, adjournment to, naturalization, for .... 

CHIEF OF INSPECTIONS. 

See Public Safety, Department of. ■ 
CHIEF OF POLICE. 

See Police Officers. 
CHIEF SURGEON OF THE MILITIA. 

See Militia. 
CHILD GUARDIANSHIP, DIVISION OF. 

See Public Welfare, Department of. 
CHILDREN. 

See Guardians and Conservators; Labor; Minors; Parent and Child. 
CHILMARK. 

congressional district, sixteenth, in . . . 

district court of Dukes county, in district of 

medical examiner district, third Dukes, in 

senatorial district, Cape and Plymouth, in . 
CHIMNEYS. 

defective, fire engineers' regulations as to, penalty 

flues, cleaning of certain, regulated, penalty . 

tenement house laws, under .... 

CHIROPODISTS. 

r.egistration, in general 

applicants for, qualifications, etc. 

fraud by, penalty, etc. 
certificate, issuance, expiration, etc 
duplicate, issuance, fee, etc. . 
recording by city or town clerk, penalty 
renewal, fee, etc. 
certified statement of, issuance, fee, etc. 
complaints, expense of investigating, payment, etc 
examinations, notice, scope, fee, etc. 
experts to assist registration board 
exemption of certain persons from laws 
expenses, payment, limitation, etc. . 
fees ...... 

fraud, penalty, etc. 

refusal, practicing after, penalty 

revision, etc., by supreme judicial court 
revocation, suspension, etc. . 
unregistered persons, certain acts by, prohibited, penalty 
unprofessional conduct, etc., revocation of certificate of registration for 
term defined ........ 

CHIROPODY. 

term defined ......-• 

CHLORAL HYDRATE. 

label on package of drug containing, to bear statement, when 
sale regulated ........ 

CHLORINATED LIME. 

Sec Lime. 
CHLOROFORM. 

label on package of drug containing, to bear statement, when 
sale regulated ........ 

CHOCOLATE. 

brands ......... 

grades defined .....••• 

seizure of certain, regulated ..... 

stamping, pans, in, regulated ..... 

CHOSES IN ACTION. 

assignee of non-negotiable, action by .... 

proof, claim in insolvency, by . 



Chapter 


Section 


38 


1 


218 


1 


57 


3 


220 


16 



. 57 




1 


. 218 




1 


. 38 




1 


. 57 




3 


. 48 




53 


. 148 




39,51 


/144 




46 


■ 1 145 




23 


. 112 


13-23, 61 


-65, 88 


. 112 




16, 17 


. 112 




18,22 


. 112 




15, 16 


. 112 




88 


. 112 




21, 22 


. 112 




16 


. 112 




88 


. 112 




23 


. 112 




15, 16 


13 




12 


. 112 




13 


. 112 




23 


. 112 


16 


21,88 


. 112 




18, 22 


. 112 




65 


. 112 




64 


. 112 


18-20 


61-65 


. 112 




14, 22 


. 112 




18 


. 112 




19 



112 

94 
270 



94 
270 

94 
94 
94 
94 

231 
216 



13 

187 
2 



187 
2 

94 
94 
95 
93 

5 
35 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



179 



CHOSES IN ACTIOtf — Concluded. 

dealing in, without actual purchase or sale 
statute of frauds .... 

See also Bills of Lading; Contracts; Negotiable Instruments; Stock, 
Corporate, Shares of; Warehouse Receipts. 
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE. 

physicians' registration laws in relation to ...... . 

CHRISTMAS DAY. 

legal holiday, to be . 
See also Holidays. 
CHROME YELLOW. 

confectionery, deemed adulterant of, when ....... 

CHURCHES. 
in general: 

behavior, rude or indecent, in, penalty 
burning, penalty .... 

committees to settle accounts, etc. . 
conveyance of land, regulated . 
deacons, wardens, etc., conveyance to, by 
corporate body for gifts, etc., to be 
ministers, etc., joined to, when 
defacing, etc., penalty 
incorporated, by-laws 
incorporation 

certificate of organization . 
filing record 
notice of meeting for 
officers, election 
membership in, associate, etc. 

property, conveyance to, deacons, wardens, etc., by 
minister, corporation to take gifts, member of, to be 

parsonage land, may take, etc. 
parades on Lord's day, music not permitted near 
parishes (see Religious Societies). 
records, births, marriages, etc., as to, copying . 
preservation, etc. ..... 

town clerk, delivery to, when 
See also Public Records. 
religious societies, connected with, privileges 
sale of property held in trust for 
sports, etc., on Lord's day, not permitted near . 
stables in vicinity, regulated, penalty 
suits, prosecution by committees 
taxation, property exempt from 
trustees, to hold funds 

body corporate, may be 
wardens, conveyances by, invalid, when 

corporate bodies, deemed, for certain purposes 
building laws as affecting, certificate of inspection, issue, etc. 
application for ...... 

cinematographs, special licenses for operators, fees 
enforcement of certain laws, general penalty 
exits, stairways, etc., regulated, penalties . 
fire escapes, etc., owner may affix, when . 

extinguishers, etc., in . 
general penalty ...... 

heating, ventilating, sanitation, inspection, penalty 
interference with inspector, etc., penalty, when . 
pipes, protection of certain .... 

portable seats, use ...... 

public building, included in term, when 
violations of law, owner, etc., liable, notice 
wooden flues and air ducts forbidden 
See also Buildings; Religious Societies; and index to state constitution, 
pp. 11 to 43. 



Chapter 


Section 


137 


4-7 


106 


6 



112 



94 



7(18) 
7 

186 



136 


14 


266 


2,3 


68 


8 


68 


6 


67 


53,54 


68 


1 


68 


2 


266 


98 


67 


50 


67 


47 


67 


51 


67 


51 


67 


48 


67 


49 


67 


52 


67 


53, 54 


68 


2 


68 


5 


136 


10, 11 


66 


5 


66 


1 


66 


16 


67 


3 


204 


12 


136 


22 


111 


156, 157 


68 


8 


59 


5 (10) 


68 


13 


68 


4 


68 


6 


68 


1 


143 


28 


143 


29 


143 


85 


143 


53, 54 


143 


21-24, 53 


143 


43 


143 


24 


143 


53 


143 


42 


143 


60 


143 


25 


143 


21 


143 


1 


143 


51 


143 


25 



180 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CIDER. 

See Beverages, Non-intoxicating, Certain 
Vinegar. 
CIGARS AND CIGARETTES. 

cities not to pay for .... 
minors, sale or gift to certain, penalty . 

posting of law in shop, penalty 
CINDERS. 

shoaling harbor with, penalty 
CINEMATOGRAPHS. 

armories, use in certain, regulated 

booth, inspection and approval, when, penal 

Boston, laws not applicable to 

special regulations in . . . 

cellulose acetate films, effect of use 
certain laws not to apply, when . 
churches, theatres, etc., operation in 
examination for license, eligibility for . 
fire, precaution against, penalty . 
general penalty . . ' . 

inspection and approval 

fees ...... 

licenses and permits, granting, appeals from order 

assistants' ..... 

first class ..... 

issue, fee, form, renewal . 

operation without, forbidden, when, penal 

second class ..... 

special ...... 

exhibitions, for, fee 

suspension, revocation, appeal 
limelight, use with, forbidden, penalty . 
oxyhydrogen gas, use with, forbidden, penal 
regulation of use of certain, penalty 
rules and regulations for use 
state inspectors to inspect apparatus, fees 
CIRCULARS. 

political, unsigned, forbidden, penalty .... 

CIRCUS. 

See Theatrical, Exhibitions, Shows and Amusements. 
CITIES. 

See Cities and Towns. 
CITIES AND TOWNS, 
in general; 

cities to have powers of towns 

city councils to have powers of towns 

aldermen to have powers of selectmen, except 
laws relative to towns to apply to cities 
town, term excludes city, civil service laws, as to 
election laws, as to 
municipal finance laws, as to 
public parks, etc., as to 
term includes city, when 
abandonment of easement, etc., by . 
acceptance of statutes by (see Statutes). 
accounting systems in . 

See also Municipal. Finance. 
actions by and against, venue . 

against, labor, for .... 

by, treasurer, etc., may prosecute certain 
process against, service of . 
agriculture, aid to, in conjunction with county 
demonstration work in, appropriations for 
1 taking of land for .... 



Chapter 



Intoxicating Liquors; 



of suspension, etc 



44 
270 

270 

102 



Section 



58 
6 
7 

17 



33 


53 


143 


72,84 


143 


82,85 


143 


72 


143 


83 


143 


83 


143 


85 


143 


79 


143 


72,84 


143 


84 


143 


72,73 


143 


74 


143 


81 


143 


76 


143 


75, 77, 78 


143 


75 


143 


75,84 


143 


77 


143 


75, 80, 85 


143 


82 


143 


81 


143 


72, 84 


143 


72, 84 


143 


72, 84 


143 


73 


143 


73,74 


55 


34 


56 


65 



40 




39 




39 




40 




31 




50 




44 




45 




4 


7(34) 


40 


15 


44 


35-38, 41, 43 


223 


7,8 


149 


28 


41 


37,38 


223 


28, 36, 37 


128 


40-45 


128 


45 


128 


4S 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



181 



CITIES AND TO'WNS — Continued. 
in general — Continued. 

aircraft, landing places for, on property of, establishment, etc. 
almshouses and workhouses ...... 

See also Almshouses and Workhouses. 
American Legion, may lease quarters for . 
annual reports ....... 

certain officers, etc., of, regulation of, by by-law 

paupers, names excluded from .... 

state library, copy to . 
appointive positions in (see Civil Service Laws). 
armories, duties, etc., as to . 
assessors (see Assessors of Taxes). 
baths, public, etc., certain, may establish . 
bills against, approval, oath, etc. .... 
birds, protection of, appropriations, wardens, etc. 
blasting, petition to enforce laws, etc., as to 
bonds, etc., of, held by treasurer, actions on 

sinking fund commissioners of county, registration by, penalty 

indemnifying bonds, register of sureties on 

registration of, issued by, penalty 



taxation, exempt from 
books, etc., commonwealth, from, care, etc. 

libraries, borrowing from, expenditures 
boundaries, in general 

changes in, to be noted on county maps 

determination, land court jurisdiction 

removal, destruction, etc., of, penalty 

survey of, improvement 

See also Boundaries. 
bridges, regulation of speed on 

repair by several 

See also, infra, drawbridges; also Bridges. 
building laws (see Buildings). 

lines on ways, establishment in certain . 
buildings, etc., of, art commission as affecting 

height, limitation of, abutting on parkways, in certain 

public, not subject to liens . 

sectional restriction .... 

See also Buildings. 
burial places, public, to provide 
carriages, etc., regulation of . 
cemeteries, etc., powers and duties as to . 

See also Cemeteries and Burial Grounds. 
chapter thirty-nine, effect 
chief engineer (see Fire Departments). 
children, protection and care of, etc., in 

See also Minors; Paupers. 
city councils to have powers of town 
city, included in term town, when 

not included in term, civil service laws, as to 
election laws, as to . 
municipal finance laws, as to 
public parks, etc., laws as to 

powers of town, to have, when 
civil service laws, application to 

See also Civil Service Laws. 
claimants against, oath of . . . 

clerks of (see City and Town Clerks). 
clinics, dental, medical and health, regulated 

See also Clinics. 
coal, sale of, to regulate, when 



Chapter 

90 

47 

40 

40 

40 
40 
40 

33 



40 

41 

131 

148 
41 
35 

41 

29 

35 

44 

107 

59 

40 

78 

42 

34 

185 

266 

91 

85 
84 



82 
41 
45 
254 
40 

114 

40 

114 

39 

119 

39 
4 
31 
50 
44 
45 
40 
31 

40 

111 

94 



Section 

40 
1-25 

9 
49 

21 (11), (12) 
51 
60 

39-41, 43, 49 

12 

52 

76 

26 

36 

43 

57 

39 

43 

52, 61 

4-6 

5(25) 

48 

8 

1-12 

2 

1 U) 

94 
33 

21 
2-4 



37 

84 

11 

6 

25-30 

10 

22 

10-27 

24 

1-83 

1 

7(34) 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 

47-49 

46 

50 

239 



182 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CITIES AND TOWtiS — Continued. 
in general — ■ Continued. 

compensation to injured, etc., workmen 

constitutional provisions affecting (see index to state constitution, pp. 

to 43). 
contracts, certain purposes, for .... 

custody ........ 

garbage disposal, for ...... 

public works, for (see .Labor, public employees). 

sewers to protect water supply, for 
conveyances, leases, etc., by . 
corporations, to be 
creditors of, notice to, etc., interest .... 

debt limit, legislative petitions for authority to exceed 
deeds to, preservation ...... 

departmental records, etc., of, proof 

departments, etc., of, clerk, to record proceedings, etc., to designate 

public records of, custody ..... 
deposits, certain, of, in savings banks, exempt from limit of 
dispensaries, tuberculosis, regulated, penalty 
division of, procedure on petition to legislature . 

settlements, as affecting ..... 
documents, reports, etc., furnished by state, may insure 
drains, obstruction of, liability to, in tort, for 

private, acceptance of law as to . 
drawbridges, regulation of .... . 

educational trust funds, may hold .... 

employees of (see Labor, public employees; Municipal Officers and Em- 
ployees). 
entertainments, public, certain, on Lord's day, may license 
explosives in (see Explosives and Inflammable Fluids). 
fees of town officers, disposition, etc. ....... 

ferries, maintenance by ......... . 

finances (see Municipal Finance). 

financial year of towns .......... 

fines and forfeitures, certain, payment to . 

fire commissioners (see Fire Departments, commissioners). 

departments (see Fire Departments). 

districts (see Districts). 

engineers, etc. (see Fire Departments). 
firemen, may indemnify .......... 

See also Fire Departments; Firemen. 
fires (see Fire). 

fireworks in (see Explosives and Inflammable Fluids). 
fisheries, herring, etc., for, creation, regulation, etc., by, penalty 
food and other necessaries, may supply in war time, etc. 
footways, may lay out ...... 

forest fires (see Fire; Forests and Forestry). 
forests, municipal ....... 

garbage disposal, contracts for .... 

gas mains in, survey, boards of, as affecting 

general court, counsel before committees of, appropriations 

Grand Army, etc., soldiers' aid, may disburse through 

meeting place for, may provide 
graves of soldiers, etc., to provide care for 
guide posts on ways, to maintain, penalty 
gypsy, etc., moths, suppression 

See also Gypsy and Brown Tail Moths. 
half holidays for laborers 
harbors, rivers, etc., appropriations for 
hay scales, to regulate, etc. 

weighers of, to regulate fees of 
health, boards of (see Health, Local Boards of). 

application of health laws to cities 

clinics (see Clinics). 







Chapter 


Section 




. 152 


69-75 


nstitution, pp. 11 






. 40 


4 


, 




41 


57 


• 




40 


4 






40 


41 






40 


3 


, 




40 


1 


. , 




41 


51 






3 


8 






66 


8 






233 


76 


designate 




66 


6 






66 


6 


amount 




168 


31 






111 


57 






3 


5 


. 




116 


1(6) 






5 


15 






83 


9 


. 




83 


12 






85 


26 






40 


3 



136 

40 

88 

44 
280 



41 



for 



21 (13) 
6-8 

56 
2 



100 



130 


44-47 


40 


19,20 


82 


33 


132 


35 


40 


4 


41 


77 


40 


5(15) 


40 


5(11) 


40 


5 (11) 


115 


22 


85 


1 


132 


8, 11-29 


41 


110 


91 


29 


94 


236 


94 


236 



111 



189 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



183 



for) 



CITIES AND TOWNS — Continued. Chapter 

in general — Continued. 

homemaking, demonstration work in, appropriations for 

taking of land for ...... 

hospitals, dangerous diseases, for (see Hospitals, dangerous diseases, 

hospital treatment, poor persons, for, contracts for 

hot water and steam, pipes for transmission of . 

illegal expenditures, etc., by, restraint of . 

improvement districts, establishment in . 

incorporation, procedure on petition to general court . 

indebtedness, net, of, term defined .... 

/infants, protection and care of, etc., in . . . 

See also Minors; Paupers. 
injuries to property by, damages for 

See also Eminent Domain. 
insane, etc., no responsibility as to . 

institutions of, eight hour law, so-called, not applicable to 
insurance, municipal buildings, of, fund for 

property, of, books, etc., from state 
interest on reversionary gifts, may pay 
internal police, by-laws may regulate 
jury lists in (see Juries and Jurors). 

laborers (see Labor, public employees; Municipal Officers and Em- 
ployees) . 
landing place, common, discontinuance by, regulated 
land takings by 



Section 



drill and parade grounds, etc 
municipal purposes, for 



for 



what officers act . 

See also Eminent Domain. 
leases of public buildings 
libraries, public, may establish and maintain 
licenses and permits (see Licenses and Permits). 
lights, street, survey, boards of, as affecting 

See also Lighting, public, 
lockups ....... 

Lord's day, special provisions as to (see Licenses and Permits; Lord's Day) 
low land, etc., improvement of, assessments on, for 
lumber, measurers of, election, etc. . 

licensing of, to act in adjoining town 

majority, etc., vote, term defined 

markets, public, certain, may provide, etc. 

masonry inspectors employed by, qualifications 

mattresses, etc., notice to department of violations of laws as to 

measurers of wood and bark, appointment, etc. 

memorials for soldiers, etc., property for, may hold, etc. 

metropolitan districts, powers and duties as to, in general . 

fire prevention district 

parks district 

sewerage districts 

water district 

See also Metropolitan Districts. 
militia, relative to (see Militia). 
minors, protection and care of, etc., in ..... . 

See also Minors; Paupers. 
motor vehicles owned by, fee for registration ..... 
municipal buildings insurance fund, may establish, etc. 

standards of weights and measures ...... 

See also Weights and Measures. 
nautical schools, may establish, etc. ....... 

numbering of buildings, by-laws as to . 

officers of, election .......... 

See also Municipal Officers and Employees; and specific titles of officers 



128 


45 


128 


45 


40 


4 


40 


43 


40 


53 


40 


44 


3 


5 


4 


7(20) 


119 


1-83 



79 



9-18 



123 


2 


149 


36 


40 


13 


5 


15 


40 


4 


40 


21(1) 



88 








17, 18 


79 








1-45 


33 








42 


40 








14 


74 








17 


79 








2 


40 








3 


78 








7 


41 








77 


40 
252 








34r-37 
13 


96 








7 


96 








8 


4 








6(7) 


44 








1 


40 








10 


31 








41 


94 








275 


94 








296 


40 








3 


92 




32, 


60, 


87,97 


148 


28- 


-31, 


43, 


46,49 


92 






42, 


56,88 


92 






1, 


2, 5-9 


92 10 


11 


,16 


.24 


26-31 



119 

90 
40 

98 

74 
40 
41 



1-83 

33 

13 

5-7 

62 
21 

1-11 



184 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



40 



CITIES AND TOWNS — Continued. Chapter 

in general — Continued. 

official letters, size ........... 40 

ordinances and by-laws (see Ordinances and By-laws). 

original powers, to continue 

parade grounds and ranges, duties as to 

parks, gifts, bequests, etc., in aid of, may take in trust for 

public, acceptance of statutes as to 
takings, etc., of land for, approval 
paupers, state, support by, when 

state reimbursement for 
accounts, audit of . 

support, burial, etc., of, by . 
See also Minors; Paupers. 
pay rolls, approval .... 

peace, etc., in, by-laws may regulate 
pensioners not to be paid for certain services 
permits by (see Licenses and Permits). 
personal property, disposal 
petroleum inspectors (see Petroleum). 
planning boards ..... 

playgrounds, etc. ..... 

plumbing supervision by (see Plumbing, .supervision of), 
police departments in . . . 

officers, may indemnify 

See also Police Officers. 

political contributions as affecting, penalties 

See also Elections, corrupt practices, 
poor, overseers of the (see Overseers of the Poor). 

persons, hospital treatment for ..... 

relief by (see Overseers of the Poor; Paupers). 
pounds, may maintain, etc. ...... 

See also Pounds. 
prisoners, burial of deceased, expenses, when paid by . 

employment in land improvement, public works, etc., by 

sick, support of, at end of sentence, payment by 
prison-made articles, use in offices of departments, etc., penalty 
property, may hold and convey 
prudential affairs, etc., may regulate 
public buildings, leasing 

domain, powers as to . 

improvements, assessment of cost 

See also Betterments, Assessment of. 

utilities department, prosecution or defence of proceedings before, appropri- 
ations ........... 

works, actions for labor on ........ . 

employment on (see Labor, public employees; Municipal Officers 

AND Employees). 
security for payment by contractor ....... 

quarantine (see Quarantine). 

rates of public service corporations, prosecutions relative to, appropriations 

reading rooms .... 

recognizance by ... . 

records of, custody, penalty 

fireproof vaults for 

ink, standard .... 

inspection and copies, regulation by 

making of copies 

preservation, etc. 

See also Public Records. 
registrars of voters (see Elections, in general, registrars of voters) 
reserved spaces in certain ways ...... 

reserve fund, establishment ....... 

reservoirs, use of, by-laws as to 



Section 



52 



40 


1 


33 


42,49 


45 


3 


45 


10 


45 


3 


122 


14, 17, 18 


122 


12, 14, 15, 18 


122 


19 


117 


1-43 


41 


52 


40 


21(1) 


32 


91 



40 



49 



149 



21 (11) 



41 


70-72 


45 


14-18 


41 


97 


41 


100 


55 


9-15 


56 


56, 59-61 



22 



126 


22 


127 


82, 84 


127 


151 


127 


53-60 


40 


3 


40 


21(1) 


40 


3 


45 


19-23 


80 


1 


40 


5(16) 


149 


28 



29 



40 


5(16) 


40 


3, 5 (18) 


40 


45 


66 


6, 7, 13, 14, 17 


66 


11, 12 


66 


2,4 


66 


10 


66 


5 


66 


1,8,9 


82 


34 


40 


6 


40 


21 (8) 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



185 



CITIES AND Towns — Continued. 
in general — Continued. 

retirement systems for employees 

See also Retirement Systems and Pensions. 
riot, liability for property destroyed in 
road material prepared by prisoners, sale to 
rules, certain, by boards, etc., filing with town clerk 
sanitary stations 

schools, school committees, etc. (see Schools, public) 
seal, use, custody, etc. 

unlawful use, penalty . 
settlements of paupers in 

See also Paupers. 
sewage disposal (see Sewage). 

works, establishment, etc., by ... . 

sewers, common, by-laws as to 

may pay cost of, in other towns, when . 

See also Sewers and Drains. 
sidewalks, establishment, etc. ..... 

snow and ice, removal, etc., by-laws as to 

defective ways, liability for, as affecting 
soldiers, sailors and marines, memorials to 
sports and games, Lord's day, on, regulated, when 
sprinkling of public ways ..... 

stables, licensing, etc., regulated, penalty . 
state and military aid, appropriations, payments 
state fire marshal, refusal to obey rules, etc., of, penalty 
state reimbursements, armories 

burial of soldiers 

dangerous diseases, certain expenses in relation to 

English, etc., instruction in 

forest fires . 

mothers with dependent children, aid to certain 

moth, gypsy, etc., suppression 

paupers, support, etc., of 

schools, public (see Schools, public). 

state and military aid ..... 

tuberculosis subsidies ..... 

vocational schools ..... 

street railways, transportation areas 

See also Street Railways. 
suits by and against ..... 

surety bonds, premiums on, payment, by-laws as to 
survey, boards of . 
swimming instruction, may provide . 
taxation, local (see Taxation). 
teachers, municipal pensions for, appropriations, etc. 

repeal of laws as to . 
telephone and telegraph rates, reduced, to 

tenement house laws ..... 

See also Tenement Houses. 
tires, width of, by-laws as to . 

tortious liability of (see Tort, municipal liability in), 
treasurer, park commissioner, not to serve as 

state aid, etc., returns to commissioner . 

See also City and Town Treasurers. 
trespasses on buildings, etc., of, suits for . 
trustees of gifts to, for charitable, etc., purposes, annual report 

removal by probate court 
trust funds, etc., management . 

may hold, etc. 
vacations for laborers 



Chapter 


Section 


. 32 


26-31 


. 269 


8 


. 127 


76,78 


. 40 


33 


. Ill 


33 


. 40 


47 


. 268 


35 


. 116 


1-7 


. 83 


5-7 


. 40 


21(6) 


. 40 


41 


. 83 


25-28 


r 40 


21(3) 


• 1 85 


5 


. 84 


17-20 


40 


3, 5 (12) 


. 136 


21-28 


. 40 


16-18 


. Ill 


155, 157 


. 115 


3 


. 148 


43 


. 33 


41, 43, 49 


. 115 


20 


. Ill 


116 


. 69 


10 


. 40 


11 


. 118 


6 


. 132 


14, 15 


[117 


17, 18 


■ 1 122 


12, 14, 15, 18 


. 115 


15 


. Ill 


76,77 


. 74 


9-14, 19-22 


. 161 


143-160 


. 40 


2 


. 40 


5(1) 


. 41 


73-81 


. 40 


12 


. 32 


42 


. 32 


17 


. 159 


15 


("144 


1-98 


'1 145 


1-63 



40 



21(9) 



45 


2 


15 


15 


41 


36 


68 


13 


68 


14 


41 


45-47 


40 


3 


41 


111 



186 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CITIES AND TOWNS — Continued. Chapter 

in general — Concluded. 

valuation, term defined, in general ........ 

highway improvements, as to . 

metropolitan parks, as to . 

See also Assessors of Taxes; Taxation; and index to state constitution, 
pp. 11 to 43. 
veterans in service of, pensions for certain ...... 

See also Civil Service Laws; Veterans. 
veterans' preference in employment of laborers . . . ... 

See also Municipal Officers and Employees. 
voting precincts, notice to state secretary as to . 
wages, weekly payment by, penalty ........ 

water boards or commissioners (see Water Boards and Commissioners, 

Local; Water Supply). 
water pipes, works, etc. (see Water and Aqueduct Companies; Water 

Supply) . 
ways, defects in, liability for . . . 

death, for ..... 

highways, laying out, alteration, etc. 
repair by ..... 

proceedings on failure to vote funds for 
state, rights and liabilities as to . 

See also Ways, public, state highways. 

monuments on, to establish, penalty for failure 

private, laying out, alteration, etc. 

public, maintenance of certain, improved by state funds 

regulation of use 

survey, boards of, as affecting 

town, laying out, alteration, etc. . 
wood and bark, sale, etc., to regulate 
cities, aldermen, auditing accounts of 

See also Aldermen; Mayor and Aldermen. 
bark, slabs, etc., to regulate sale, when ...... 

boards of, bonus, etc., taking by member, penalty .... 

building department, balconies, etc., to regulate, tenement house laws, under 

buildings, projections, etc., on, regulations as to 

charters, powers, etc., conferred by, continued ..... 

granting of (see index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 4-3). 

term defined .......... 

cigars, liquors, etc., not to pay for ....... 

city officers (see Municipal Officers and Employees). 

clerk (see City and Town Clerks). 

contracts of, city clerk, filed with ....... 

department heads exempt from civil service laws .... 

establishment (see index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 43). 

gardening, poultry raising, etc., schools for, may establish, etc. 

health laws, application to ....... . 

ice, inspection, etc. ......... 

licensing boards, for intoxicating liquors, etc. ..... 

See also Beverages, Non-intoxicating, Certain; Intoxicating Liquors 
municipal boards of, members, contracts, interest in certain, penalty . 
officers, elective, certificate of election, to receive before acting . 
ordinances, proof of ......... 

See also Ordinances and By-laws. 
pay rolls, regulated 
salaries, payment regulated 
solicitor, term defined 
street sprinkling, assessments for 
tax limit in, fixing, etc. . 

See also Municipal Finance. 
wards, etc., division into 

city and ward committees, election 

state secretary, notice to 

voting lists, for .... 



Section 



4 


7(35) 


81 


31 


92 


59 


32 


52-60 


41 


112 


54 


10 


149 


148 



. 84 


15-26 


. 229 


1 


. 82 


17-20 


. 84 


1 


. 84 


7 


81 


8. 10-12, 15-17, 




19,20 


86 


1 


82 


21-24 


81 


25 


. 85 


10 


. 41 


74-81 


82 


21-32 


. 94 


301 


. 44 


35-43 


. 94 


303 


. 268 


10 


. 144 


37 


. 40 


23 


. 40 


1 


4 


7(5) 


. 44 


58 


. 41 


17 


31 


5 


74 


15-17 


. Ill 


189 


. 40 


24 


. 138 


^10 


. 268 


10 


. 54 


137 


. 233 


75 


. 41 


41-43 


. 41 


41-43 


4 


7(6) 


. 40 


17 


. 44 


29 


. 54 


1-3 


. 52 


7 


54 


10 


. 51 


63 



45 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 

CITIES AND TOWNS — Continued. Chapter 

towns, annual meeting (see Town Meetings). 

annual report, jury list, to contain ........ 234 

by-laws (see Ordinances and By-laws) . 

cities to have powers of ....... . 

city councils to have powers of ...... 

city, term excludes, civil service laws, as to . 
election laws, as to . 
municipal finance laws, as to . 
public parks, etc., laws, as to . 
term includes, when ........ 

improvement associations in, may grant care, etc., of public grounds to 
trespassing on grounds, penalty ...... 

libraries, public, appropriations for . . . 

election of trustees in . 

liquor, etc., licenses, voting on question of . . • , • 

notes of, certification, etc. (see Municipal Finance) . 

parks, taking, etc., of land for, approval ..... 

planning board in, may authorize, to act as park commissioners . 

playground act, acceptance by certain ..... 

road commissioners, improvement associations to care for public grounds, etc 
under direction of . 

selectmen (see Selectmen). 

sidewalk, construction by abutter on public way 

small towns, road machinery, state to furnish to . . . 

slaughter of cattle, fee for license, in .... . 

stables, licensing, etc., in ...... . 

state repair, etc., of ways in ...... 

snow and ice, removal ........ 

town meetings (see Town Meetings). 

officers (see Municipal Officers and Employees). 

tree wardens (see Tree Wardens). 

voting precincts, division into, etc. ........ 54 

ways, exterior lines, establishment ........ 41 

See also Aldermen; Almshouses and Workhouses; Art Commissions, Mu- 
nicipal; Assessors of Taxes; Betterments, Assessment of; 
Births, Marriages and Deaths, Return and Registry of; 
Boston; City and Town Auditors; City and Town Clerks; 
City and Town Physicians; City and Town Registrars; 
City and Town Solicitors; City and Town Treasurers; 
City Charters; City Councils; City Engineers; City 
Foresters; City Government; City Marshals; Civil Serv- 
ice Laws; Collectors of Taxes; Common Councils; Dis- 
tricts; Eight Hour Law; Elections; Electricity, lines for the 
transmission of; Eminent Domain; Fence Viewers; Finance 
Committees; Fire; Fire Departments; Firewards; Forests 
AND Forestry; Gypsy and Brown Tail Moths; Health, 
Local Boards of; Land Damages; Leopard Moths; Letters, 
Official; Licenses and Permits; Licensing Authorities 
AND Boards; Mayor and Aldermen; Mayor and City Coun- 
cil; Mayors; Metropolitan Districts; Moth Superintend- 
ents; Municipal Buildings; Municipal Buildings Insur- 
ance Fund; Municipal Finance; Municipal Lighting Plants; 
Municipal Officers and Employees; Municipal Party; 
Municipal Statistics; Nautical Schools; Ordinances and 
By-laws; Overseers of the Poor; Park Commissioners; 
Parks and Parkways; Paupers; Pay Rolls; Planning 
Boards; Playgrounds, Public; Police Boards, Commissions 
AND Commissioners; Police Departments; Police Matrons; 
Police Officers; Police Stations, Lockups and Houses of 
Detention; Proprietors of Towns; Public Buildings; Public 
Domain; Public Employees; Public Improvements; Pub- 
lic Officers; Public Records; Public Safety, Local Com- 
missioners of; Public Works; Purchasing Agent; Rail- 
roads; Registrars of Voters; Representative Districts; 
Retirement Systems and Pensions; Sanitary Stations; 



187 

Section 



40 




39 




31 




50 




44 




45 




4 


7 (34) 


45 


12 


45 


13 


78 


10, 18 


78 


10, 17 


39 


19, 20, 23 


45 


3 


45 


2 


45 


16 



12 



85 


4 


81 


3 


94 


120 


111 


158 


81 


26-29 


40 


7 



6-9 
80 



188 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CITIES AND TOWNS — Concluded. 

Saturday, half holiday; Schools; Sealers of Weights and 
Measures; Selectmen; Senatorial Districts; Shade Trees; 
Shire Towns; Sidewalks; Signboards; Sinking Fund Com- 
missioners, Municipal; Sinking Funds; Snow and Ice; 
Sports and Games; State and Military Aid; Statutes; 
Street Lights and Lamps; Street Railways; Street Sprink- 
ling; Streets, Superintendents of; Survey, Boards of; Tax- 
ation; Telepho^te and Telegraph Companies; Telephone 
AND Telegraph Lines; Tenement Houses; Tent Caterpil- 
lARs; Theatres, Public Halls, etc.; Town House; Town 
Meetings; Town Proprietaries; Townships; Transporta- 
tion Areas; Tree Wardens; Tuberculosis; Vacations; 
Vocational Education; Voting Precincts; Wards and Vot- 
ing Precincts; Wash Houses; Water and Sewer Boards, 
Local; Water Boards and Commissioners, Local; Waters 
AND Waterways; Water Supply; Ways; Weighers, Meas- 
urers and Surveyors of Commodities, Local; Weights and 
Measures; Workmen's Compensation; also index to state 
constitution, pp. 11 to 43, and under names of specific cities and 
towns. 
CITIZENS. 
in general: 

constitutional provisions as to (see index to federal constitution, pp. 1 to 10). 
commonwealth, of, civil service, etc., preference in 

definition ......... 

public employment, equal opportunity to engage in . 
public works, employment in, preference, penalty 
United States, of, civil service, eligible lists, confined to . 
definition (see index to federal constitution, pp. 1 to 10). 
hawkers and pedlers to be . 

militia officers must be ...... . 

public works, employment in, preference, penalty 
CITIZENSHIP. 

definition ......•••• 

See also index to federal constitution, pp. 1 to 10. 
duties of, schools, to be taught in 
CITRIC ACID. 

sale, certain laws not to apply to, when .... 

CITY AND TOWN AUDITORS. 

accountant, in towns, superseded by . 
appointments, reports of, to, cities, in . 
election, in towns ........ 

powers and duties, in general ...... 

appropriations, to receive estimates, local boards of health, from 
approval of bills, etc., by ...... 

assessors, to notify, of debt requirements, in cities 
civil service laws, unlawful employment, notice to 
notice to creditor, etc. .... 

prison-made goods, list of, sending to 
reserve fund ...... 

treasurer, notice of payment to, to receive 
public trusts, accoimts .... 

term, in cities ■ . 

vacancy ....••• 

See also Municipal Finance. 
CITY AND TOWN CLERKS. 

provisions common to both, in general: 
bonds .....•■ 

certificates, etc., of, forging, etc., penalty . 

forged, uttering as true, penalty . 
compensation, certain towns may limit 
county commissioners, reports of, to receive 
district clerk to have powers of, when 
election ...... 



Chapter 



Section 



when 



31 


19 


1 


1 


149 


43 


149 


26 


31 


12 


101 


22 


33 


90, 190 


149 


26 



71 



112 



41 

267 
267 
46 
35 
41 
41 



1, 



35 



41 


55 


31 


31 


41 


1 


41 


50-54 


111 


28 


41 


52 


44 


16 


31 


38 


41 


51 


127 


67 


40 


6 


41 


64 


41 


63 


41 


48 


41 


49 



15 

1 

5 

26 

27 

116 

1 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



189 



CITY AND TOWN CLERKS — Continued. 

provisions common to both, in general — Concluded. 

fees ...... 

copies, certificates, etc., for certain 

list, in office 
oath of town clerk . 
park commissioner, not eligible as 
service of process on 
temporary, to fill vacancy 
term ..... 

town accountant, town clerk may be 
vacancy in office .... 

assistant clerks, solemnization of marriages by . 
filing and recording of instruments with: 
index for ....... 

arbitration of strikes, etc., copy of decisions 
assignment for benefit of creditors, fee 

assignments of wages, fees .... 

attachments of bulky goods, fee, etc. 

bills of sale for security. Tees .... 

bonds, blasting, for ..... 

bottles, vessels, etc., description of markings 
boundaries, state, changes .... 

boundary marks, town, etc., description . 
business certificates stating name of party in interest 
chattel mortgages, foreclosures, etc., fees . 
chiropodists' certificates of registration, fees, penalty 
church, etc., records, when .... 

constables' bonds ...... 

corporations, hunting, etc., membership lists of certain 
dogs, owners' bonds .... 

drains and sewers, plans, etc. . 

elections, nomination papers, objections, etc 

explosives, etc., certificate as to use of buildings for storing, etc. 

fences, assignments for repair, etc. . 

fire chiefs, removal of .. 

firewards, acceptance, etc., of office . 

fish, inland waters stocked with, list . 

forest wardens, acceptances, etc., of office 

great ponds, measurements 

occupation by director of division of fisheries and game, notice 
labor claims .... 

landing places, common, laying out by county commissioners 
licenses, certain, fees ..... 

liens, vessels, on, statements of claim of, fees 
married women's business certificates, fees 
metropolitan park reservations, orders as to street 
in ...... 

mortgages of personal property, foreclosures, fees 
nuisances, certain, returns of abatements . 
optometrists' certificates of registration, fees 

revocation ....... 

oysters, licenses to plant, etc., fees . 

partnerships, certificates stating party in interest, penalty 

physicians' certificates of registration, fees, penalty 

pledges, notice of intention to sell 

ponds, measurements of certain 

public markets, petitions for .... 

quahaugs, licenses to plant, etc, fees 

railroads, etc., labor, etc., furnished, statement, etc. 

police, appointment, etc. .... 
records, churches, parishes, etc., of . 
resignations ....... 



Chapter 



Section 



railway, etc., locations 



46 


26 


262 


34,35 


46 


26 


262 


46 


41 


107 


45 


2 


223 


37 


41 


14 


41 


1, 107 


41 


55 


41 


13, 14 


207 


38 


41 


15 


150 


5, 9 


203 


41 


154 


2,6 


255 


3 


223 


50,51 


255 


3 


148 


24 


110 


17 


1 


5 


42 


10 


110 


5 


255 


3, 6 


112 


21, 22 


66 


16 


41 


92, 93 


131 


9 


140 


160 


S3 


2 


53 


9, 11 


148 


14 


49 


6 


48 


58 


48 


1 


131 


15 


48 


8 


130 


30 


130 


26 


149 


28 


88 


15 


140 


115, 118, 192, 202 


255 


15 


209 


10,11 


92 


46 


255 


3,6 


111 


139 


112 


70 


112 


71 


130 


131 


110 


5 


112 


8 


255 


8 


130 


31 


40 


10 


130 


87 


159 


98,99 


159 


90,91 


66 


16 


41 


109 



190 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CITY AND TOWN CI.ERKS— Continued. 

filing and recording of instruments with — Concluded 
rules of town boards 
salmon, rules for taking . 
school committee report, copy 
smoke permits 

soldiers, etc., discharge papers 
stallions, registration, fees 
state liighways, plans 
steam engines and furnaces, licenses, etc. 
street railways, certificate of granting of temporary location 
town by-laws, affidavits of notice, publication . 
voluntary associations, declaration, etc., copy 
water supply, protection of, orders, etc. 
ways, laying out, etc., of, description of location 

public, change of name, notice of appeal 

unreasonable refusal to accept certain, approval of county 
wharves and common real estate, proprietors' records 
powers and duties, auctioneers' licenses 

audits, publication ...... 

to report person making .... 
autopsy, data from medical examiners 
beasts impounded, warrant to fix costs, etc. 
beverages, certain non-intoxicating, licenses for, signin 
billiard, etc., tables, licenses for 
births, marriages and deaths, registry of, etc. 

See also Births, Marriages and Deaths, Return 
books, records, etc., custody 
borrowing, report of ... . 

bowling alleys, licenses for, etc. 
burial permits ..... 

burnt, dilapidated, etc., buildings, abatement 
civil service examinations, notices, to post 

penalty for neglect, etc. 
county reports, to receive copies of . 
dead bodies, infected, removal permits, penalty 
deaths of residents, notice to registrars of voters 

records, medical examiners to certify certain data for 
dogs, licensing ..... 

fees, accounts ..... 
disposition ..... 

penalty ...... 

oaths as to dangerous, before 
elections, absent voters .... 

ballot boxes, voting machines, etc. 
ballots, delivery ..... 

lists, etc., disposition 

preparation, etc. .... 

primaries for, preparation, etc. . 

substitutes for lost, etc., to prepare 

unlawful examination, penalty . 
caucuses, ballots, check lists, etc., to preserve 

official ballots, using 

recount of votes 

results, etc. 
city and town primaries 
contested . 
election officers . 
information to voters . 
instructions to voters . 
interference with, penalty 
nominations for city officers, objections to 
number of voters checked, returns to state secretary, etc. 



Chapter 



Section 



g 



AND Registry of. 



commissioners 



40 


33 


130 


56 


72 


4 


140 


133 


115 


24 


140 


176 


81 


5, 6 


140 


115, 118 


161 


73 


40 


32 


182 


2 


111 


161 


82 


8,32 


85 


3 


82 


27 


179 


15 


100 


. 2 


44 


40 


44 


42 


38 


7 


49 


36 


138 


11 


140 


202, 205 


46 


1-29 


40 


48 


44 


28 


140 


202, 205 


114 


45,46 


139 


1 


31 


8 


31 


9 


35 


27 


111 


107 


51 


14 


38 


7 


140 


137-140, 145-147, 




150 


140 


147 


140 


139, 140, 147 


140 


169 


140 


157 


54 


86-94, 99, 102 


54 


28-32, 39 


54 


59, 60 


54 


107-109 


54 


40-47 


53 


32,36 


54 


61 


56 


23 


53 


86, 87 


53 


90,91,95.101-103, 




105, 106, 110-112 


53 


87 


53 


80, 86 


53 


58-64 


54 


134 


54 


14 


54 


48, 49 


54 


48 


56 


44 


53 


12 


54 


132 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



191 



CITY AND TOWN CI.ERKS — Continued. 
powers and duties — Concluded. 
elections — Concluded. 

officers for primaries, designation 

penalties, subject to . . 

presidential primaries . 

records of votes, correction . 
examination 

representative in general court, for 
transmission to state secretary 

recounts .... 

registrar of voters, as . 

returns of votes, ballots, etc. 

seals, precinct, to furnish 

statements of political expenses 

state primaries, canvass and return of votes at 

testimony of, effect 

wards, etc., division into 
fees (see Fees). 

firemen, etc., death of, certification 
forest lands, classification, etc. 
free employment offices, bulletins, penalty 
guardian, minor may nominate, before, when 
hunting and fishing licenses, issue, etc., fees 
index of instruments filed, etc. 
intelligence offices, licenses 
junk dealers, etc., licenses 
jurors, drawing 
jury lists, delivery to 

custody of box 
landing places, common . 
lighting plants, municipal, penalty 

See also Gas and Electric Companies; Municipal Lighting 
liquor licenses, signing ..... 

lobsters, licenses to take, issuance, fee, etc. 
marriages ....... 

militia, assessors' lists for enrolment in 

milk containers, registration of permission to use 

oaths of town officers before .... 

officers, lists to state secretary 

oaths ....... 

oleomargarine, sale of . 

oysters, licenses to plant, etc., fee, in certain counties 

pawnbrokers, licenses ..... 

picnic groves, licenses ..... 

police chief, etc., name of, to send to commissioner of public 

policemen, death of, certification 

records, municipal, attestation of signatures 

pubUc, custody of certain .... 
copies, to certify ..... 
oath of retiring officer as to, before 
preservation ...... 

votes, certain, of ..... 

See also Public Records. 
registrars, deputy, for fishing licenses, designation 
reports, town, to send to state library 
retirement system, copy of vote, certification 
skating rinks, licenses .... 
smoke permits, signing .... 
^team engines and furnaces, changes in, service of order 
survey, boards of . 
transient vendors, fees, recovery 
way, notice of injury on, given to, when 

laying out, etc. .... 
weapons, posting laws as to carr>-ing 



Chapter 



Section 



Plants 



safety 



53 


29, 30 


56 


23-28 


53 


68 


54 


111, 123 


5-4 


111 


54 


124-129 


54 


112, 123 


54 


134, 135 


51 


15-17, 19, 23 


54 


105-109 


54 


30 


55 


16-23 


53 


52 


50 


8 


54 


10 


48 


83 


61 


2, 5, 10, 13, 22 


149 


167, 168 


201 


2 


131 


4-14 


41 


15 


140 


202, 205 


140 


202, 205 


234 


20,21 


234 


5 


234 


7 


88 


15, 17 


164 


37-39, 43, 46-48 


138 


11 


130 


104 


207 


12, 19-44 


33 


56 


94 


45 


41 


15 


41 


15 


41 


15 


94 


52, 53 


130 


131 


140 


202, 205 


140 


202, 205 


147 


31 


32 


87 


233 


76 


66 


7-17 


66 


7 


66 


14 


66 


9 


41 


15 


131 


5 


40 


50 


32 


27 


140 


202, 205 


140 


133 


140 


116 


41 


74,78 


101 


5, 10 


84 


19 


82 


3, 5, 8, 11, 18, 27, 32 


269 


11 



192 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



and officials 



houses, registration of 



CITY AND TOWN CLERKS — Conduced. 
city clerks, in general: 

assistant clerks ........ 

bonds, dogs, licensing, fees for ..... 

license fees, etc., to account for .... 

civil service laws, two employees exempt from 

term defined, election laws, as to . 

term of office, in certain cities ..... 

filing and recording of instruments with, contracts between city 
thereof, penalty ...... 

election officers, appointments ..... 

eminent domain, taking public land by, certificate of vote 
powers and duties, elections, candidates, lists, posting, etc. 
caucuses, official ballots, using . 
certificates ...... 

election officers ..... 

information to voters .... 

laws submitted for acceptance, copies to voters 
notices, publishing, etc. .... 

recounts ....... 

registered voters, lists of, to certain . 
wards, etc., division into . . . . 

jurors, drawing ...... 

state aid, etc., returns to commissioner of 
See also City Charters. 
town clerks, assistant clerks .... 

filing and recording of instruments with, tenement 
owners, etc. ..... 

ways, town, etc., laying out, etc. ... 

powers and duties, elections, candidates, lists, posting 
certificates ...... 

count of votes ..... 

information to voters .... 

voting precincts, division into . 
jurors, drawing ...... 

venires for, service on ... . 

moderator, to preside pending choice of 

notes, town, certification of signatures, etc. 

precincts, to canvas votes from, etc. 

reports, etc., town, to send to director of accounts 

seal, town, custody ..... 

town meeting, may call, when 

record of votes at .... . 

CITY AND TOWN ELECTIONS. 

See Elections. 
CITY AND TOWN OFFICERS. 

See Mi:nicip-\l Officers and Employees; also specific titles of officers 
CITY AND TOWN PHYSICIANS. 

paupers, state, reimbursement of town for medical aid by, to . 

pensions, certificates of disability, etc., by ..... , 

CITY AND TOWN REGISTRARS. 

marriage, duties as to ......... 

CITY AND TOWN SOLICITORS. 
in general: 

city solicitor, term defined ..... 

discontinuance of certain prosecutions by . 
legislative agents law not applicable 
appointment and removal, Plan B of city charter, under 
powers and duties, nomination papers, objections to certain 

tenement house laws, under, enforcement of laws, application for court order 
CITY AND TOWN TREASURERS. 

provisions common to both, in general: 

bond ............ 

tax list, etc., to precede commitment of, to . 
election ........... 



Chapter 



Section 



41 


18 


140 


148 


140 


148 


31 


5 


50 


1 


41 


12 


41 


17 


54 


11 


79 


5 


54 


50,52 


53 


104 


54 


137 


54 


11 


54 


50, 52, 55-57 


54 


55-58 


54 


63 


54 


137 


51 


61, 63 


54 


1. 4, 10 


234 


18, 20, 21 


115 


15 



41 



19 



145 


59, 62 


82 


23 


54 


51 


54 


135 


54 


105 


54 


51 


54 


6-10 


234 


19-21 


234 


11 


39 


14 


44 


24 


39 


21 


41 


60 


40 


47 


39 


11 


41 


15 



117 


19 


32 


80, 83, 84, 89 


207 


12, 19-44 


4 


7(6) 


278 


15 


3 


50 


43 


60 


53 


12, 104 


144 


87 


41 


35 


59 


53 


41 


1 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



193 



CITY AND TOWN TREASURERS — Concluded. Chapter 

provisions common to both, in general — Concluded. 
employees, cities, in, exempt from ci\al service laws 
notice to auditor of payment to . 
park commissioner, not to be 
Bervice of process on . 
temporary appointment, etc. 
powers and duties, actions, certain, may bring . 
assessors, to notify, of debt requirements 
beverages, certain, licenses for sale of, fees, bonds, etc. 
bills, payment by, regulated 
bonds, blasting, for, sureties, to approve 

notes, etc., issue ..... 
burial of soldiers ..... 

cemeteries, etc., funds for care of, may hold . 

gifts or bequests for, to invest . 
collector of taxes, as . 
compulsory obedience to finance laws 
county tax, payment ..... 
district courts, payments from clerks of 
dog laws, under ...... 

Suffolk county, in . .... 



See also Dogs. 
fire enginemen, payment by, when 
income tax law, under 
interest rate on securities 
lighting plants, municipal, funds of 
loans, report to director of accounts 
metric system, standard weights . 
necessaries of life, report, itemized, as to supplying of 
oleomargarine, fees for licenses to sell, payment to, regulated 
policemen, payments to executors, etc., of certain 
ponds, exclusive fishing in certain, payment for, to 
prison-made goods, list of, to be sent to 
retirement systems, city and town 

teachers, deductions from salaries, etc. 
salaries, etc., payment by, regulated 
sealers of weights and measures, seal, etc., to furnish 
seals, bounties on, payment .... 

sinking fund commissioners, not eligible as 

treasurer of, may serve as ... 

smoke permit fee, receipt .... 

soldiers, burial ...... 

standards of weights, etc., safe keeping, penalty 
sealing, neglect, penalty .... 

teachers, pension fund for, custody 

trust funds, custodian of ... . 

way, notice of injury on, given to, when 
weights and measures, metric, custody, etc. . 

standards of, etc., to furnish sealers . 
wild cats, etc., bounties on, payment 
withholding account of tax delinquent . 
city treasurers, employees of, two, exempt from civil service laws 
salaries, etc., payment by, regulated, penalty 
sinking fund commissioners, issue of new bonds to 
town treasurers, powers and duties, fire district taxes 
library trustees, treasurer of ... 

notes, issue, certification, etc., penalty . 
receipts, departmental, etc., to receive . 
See also Municipal Finance. 
CITY CHARTERS. 

granting to towns, constitutional provisions in relation to [see index to state 
constitution (cities, p. 13, towns, pp. 40, 41)]. 



Section 



31 


5 


41 


54 


45 


2 


223 


37 


41 


40 


41 


36 


44 


16 


138 


43-46 


41 


52 


148 


24 


44 


16 


115 


20 


114 


19 


114 


25 


41 


1,37 


44 


59 


35 


31 


218 


47 


140 


149, 151, 154, 167, 




169, 172 


140 


141, 143, 170, 




171 


48 


39,41 


62 


34 


44 


22 


164 


56. 57 


44 


28 


99 


3 


40 


20 


94 


52 


32 


87 


130 


33 


127 


57 


32 


29-31 


32 


12, 14 


41 


52 


98 


39 


130 


155 


41 


44 


41 


44 


140 


133 


115 


20 


98 


6,7 


98 


32 


32 


42 


41 


46 


84 


19 


99 


3 


98 


39 


131 


90 


60 


93 


31 


5 


41 


41-43 


44 


49 


48 


73 


78 


10 


44 


6, 23-25, 60 


44 


53 



194 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CITY CHARTERS — Continued. 
uniforia forms of, in general: 
adoption of plan by cities 

contracts, etc., not affected by 
existing government superseded, when 

certain officials of, to carry out . 
fiscal year not affected 
four year period, for . 
legislative powers not abridged by 
municipal corporation continued . 
ordinances in effect to continue 
organization of city to continue, etc. 
petition to city council for . 
certification of signatures . 
copy to city council . 
form ..... 

submission of question to voters . 
majority vote required 
one plan only at an election 
resubmission of rejected plan 
vote on other plans . 
wards to continue until changed . 
Boston may not adopt 
city clerk, election, term, etc. . 
city council, legislative powers (see, infra, legislative powers of coun 
cU). 
oath ...... 

quorum ..... 

vacancies ..... 

city elections, date 

contracts, bond to accompany certain 
interest of officials in . 
mayor to approve certain 
proposals for certain 
split, forbidden .... 

definitions ..... 

election of officers following adoption 
dates ..... 

inauguration of government 
initiative petitions .... 

action by appropriate body . 
conflicting provisions, measures with 
signatures, certification, etc. 
submission to voters 

ballots to state nature of measure 
transmission to appropriate body . 
land takings and purchases 
legislative powers of council, how exercised 
majority vote necessary 
open sessions .... 

ordinances, amendments to, etc. . 
emergency measures 
passage and publication 
taking effect of certain 
quorum ..... 

records ..... 

rules for exercise of . . . 

loan orders, passage, publication 
mayor, city council, to inform, etc. . 
contracts, certain, approval . 
council meetings, attendance at 

secretaries, etc., of, civil service laws not applicable to 
vacancy in office 
municipal year . . . . " 

nominations of officers, how made 
officer, etc., term defined . . 



Chapter 



Section 



43 


2 


43 


24 


43 


11 


43 


14 


43 


5 


43 


13 


43 


3 


43 


2 


43 


4 


43 


5 


43 


7 


43 


9 


43 


9 


43 


' 8 


43 


9 


43 


11 


43 


10 


43 


12 


43 


12 


43 


6 


43 


2 


43 


18 


43 


17 


43 


18 


43 


26 


43 


15 


43 


29 


43 


27 


43 


29 


43 


28 


43 


28 


43 


1 


43 


11 


43 


15 


43 


17 


43 


37 


43 


39 


43 


44 


43 


38 


43 


39,40 


43 


41 


43 


38 


43 


30 


43 


18 


43 


18 


43 


18 


43 


21 


43 


20 


43 


20-23 


43 


23 


43 


18 


43 


18 


43 


18 


43 


22,23 


43 


19 


43 


29 


43 


19 


43 


25 


43 


26 


43 


15 


43 


16 


43 


1 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



195 



CITY CHARTERS — Continued. 

uniform forms of, in general — Concluded. 
ordinance, term defined . 
primaries, etc., barred 
referendum, petitions for 

voluntary submission by city council, etc. 
regular municipal election, term defined 
school committee, election, number, etc. 

mayor, chairman of, to be 

meetings to be public, etc. . 

organization 

powers and duties 

school buildings, powers as to 

superintendent of schools, etc., to elect 

vacancy in, filling 
swearing in of ofiiciala 

Plan A 

city council, election, number, etc. 

salaries .... 
defined ..... 
mayor, election, term, etc. 

appointments 
certificates of . 

removals .... 

salary .... 

veto power 
party designations, etc., abolished 
provisions of law, certain, applicable to 
taking effect .... 

Plan B 

city council, election, number, etc. 

salaries .... 
defined ..... 
laws, certain, applicable to 
mayor, election, term, etc. 

appointments, confirmation, etc. 

removals .... 

salary .... 

veto power 
taking effect .... 

Plan C 

administration, commissioner of: 

mayor to be, election, etc. 

salary .... 

term ..... 
administrative powers, distribution by city council 
appropriations, itemized, to be 
city council, to govern 

city clerk to be clerk of 

commissioners, departmental, members to be 

disability of member 

mayor to preside, etc. 

meetings 

methods of legislation 

organization 

powers 

quorum 

salaries 

term . 

vote, necessary, etc. 
defined . 

departments, heads of, appointment and removal 
finance, commissioner of, acting mayor, to be, when 

election ....... 

salary ....... 

term ........ 



Chapter 



Section 



43 


1 


43 


16 


43 


42 


43 


43 


43 


1 


43 


31 


43 


31 


43 


35 


43 


32 


43 


32-34 


43 


34 


43 


32 


43 


36 


43 


17 


43 


46-55 


43 


50 


43 


61 


43 


1 


43 


48 


43 


52 


43 


53 


43 


54 


43 


51 


43 


55 


43 


49 


43 


45 


43 


47 


43 


56-63 


43 


59 


43 


62 


43 


1 


43 


45 


43 


58 


43 


60 


43 


61 


43 


62 


43 


63 


43 


57 


43 


64-78 


43 


67,74 


43 


78 


43 


68 


43 


75 


43 


73 


43 


66 


43 


71 


43 


67 


43 


26 


43 


71 


43 


70, 71 


43 


73 


43 


69 


43 


72.75 


43 


71 


43 


78 


43 


68 


43 


71 


43 


1 


43 


76 


43 


74 


43 


67 


43 


78 


43 


68 



196 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CITY CHARTERS — Concluded. 
Plan C — Concluded. 

health, commissioner of . 

election, etc. .... 

salary ..... 

term ...... 

laws, certain, applicable to 

mayor, commissioner of administration, to be 

acting ..... 

chief executive officer, to be 

salary ..... 
school committee, to be chairman of 
veto power, none 

council, to preside over 
public property, commissioner of, election, etc. 

salary 

term . 
public works, commissioner of, election, etc. 

salary ..... 

term ...... 

records of departments . 

taking effect ..... 

Plan D 

city council, and mayor, to govern . 

city clerk, clerk of, to be 

city manager, to appoint 

election, number, etc. . 

meetings ..... 

organization .... 

quorum ..... 

regulations governing city employees 

salaries ..... 

vacancies ..... 

vote, necessary .... 
city manager, appointment 

administrative head, to be . 

appointments, etc., by 

powers and duties 

resident, need not be . 
defined ...... 

laws, certain, applicable to 
mayor, city council, member of, etc., to be 
to preside over 

election 

official head, to be 

salary 

veto power, none 
taking effect . 
CITY CLERK. 

Sec City and Town Clerks. 
CITY COMMITTEES. 

See Elections, political committees. 
CITY COUNCILS, 
in general: 

acceptance of statutes by, state secretary's report 

action by, term defined ..... 

bonus, etc., taking by members, penalty . 

civil service, appointments, recommendations by members, regulated 

laws, officers elected or confirmed by, exempt from 
contracts, interest of members in certain, penalty 
conventions with aldermen, mayor not to vote in 
elections by, city officers, of . 

corrupt practice laws, etc., applicable to 
health, local boards of, members ineligible to 
licensing authority, included in term, when 



Chapter 



Section 



43 


67 


43 


67 


43 


78 


43 


68 


43 


45 


43 


67,74 


43 


74 


43 


74 


43 


78 


43 


74 


43 


74 


43 


71 


43 


67 


43 


78 


43 


68 


43 


67 


43 


78 


43 


68 


43 


77 


43 


65 


43 


79-92 


43 


81,83 


43 


85 


43 


89 


43 


82 


43 


84, 85 


43 


83 


43 


85 


43 


92 


43 


88 


43 


86 


43 


85 


43 


89 


43 


90 


43 


90,91 


43 


90 


43 


89 


43 


1 


43 


45 


43 


82 


43 


85 


43 


82 


43 


87 


43 


88 


43 


87 


43 


80 



9 

4 

268 

31 

31 

268 

39 

39 

55 

111 

159 



17 

6 

10 

16 

5 

10 

2 

3 

38 

26 

45 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



197 



CITY COUNCILS — Continued. 
in general — Concluded. 

majority, etc., vote, term defined 
office-holding by miembers 
park commissioners, not eligible as . 
public service companies, employment by, penalty on members for 
term defined ..... 
towns, powers of, to have, when 
veto of mayor, orders, etc., subject to 
witnesses before .... 
powers and duties, in general, towns, to have powers of 
acceptance of statutes by, boating and bathing 

burnt, dilapidated, etc., buildings, abatement as nuisances 

coffee, etc., houses, licensing 

constables ..... 

drains, private, repair . 

eight hour law, so-called 

firemen, pensions for 

interpreters in municipal court of Boston 

laborers, pensions for . 

Lord's day, sales on . 

parkways, height of buildings on . 

police, annuities to families of 
pensions and retirements . 

privy vaults .... 

retirement systems for employees . 

salt and grain measures 

smoke nuisance .... 

veterans, retirement 

ways, reserved spaces in 
aldermen, certain powers of, to have, when 
almshouses, etc., approval of regulations, etc. 
armories, appropriations for .... 

art commission ...... 

audit, may petition for ..... 

balustrades, etc., in buildings .... 

bicycles, etc., use of .... . 

birds, protection of certain, appropriations for, etc. 
books, etc., custody of certain .... 

Boston, of, clerks of courts, clerical assistance for, approval 

railroads, in Boston ..... 

register of deeds, special election . 
sworn before . . . ■ . 

boulevards, metropolitan, concurrence in purchase of lands for 
budget ....... 

buUding lines on ways .... 

zones ...... 

canals, fencing of dangerous 
civil service rules, certain, enforcement 
coffee and tea houses, fees for licenses 
elections, laws submitted for acceptance . 

supervisors, etc., of, compensation, to fix 

wards, etc., division into 
explosives, inflammables, etc., licenses, may disapprove 
fence viewers, confirmation 
firearms, licenses for sale, granting 
fish and game wardens, appointment 
Grand Army posts, quarters for 
half holidays for employees 
health, local boards of, annual reports 
compensation, to fix 
estimates of appropriations 
highways, laying out, etc. 
holiday celebrations .... 

hospitals, certain, to provide for management 



Chapter 



Section 



influencing 



44 


1 


39 


7,8 


45 


2 


271 


40 


4 


7(1) 


39 


1 


39 


4 


233 


8-11 


39 


1 


140 


194 


139 


1 


140 


47 


41 


91 


83 


12 


149 


30,31 


32 


80 


218 


67 


32 


77 


136 


7 


45 


11 


32 


89 


32 


83, 84 


111 


126 


32 


27 


98 


58 


140 


132 


32 


52-55 


82 


34 


39 


1 


47 


4 


40 


9 


41 


82,83 


44 


36 


40 


23 


85 


12 


131 


76 


40 


48 


221 


102 


160 


2 


54 


- 143 


36 


3 


92 


80 


44 


32, 33 


82 


37 


40 


26, 27, 30 


88 


12, 13 


31 


4 


140 


47 


54 


56, 58 


54 


22, 23 


54 


1 


148 


30 


49 


1 


140 


121-127 


21 


7 


40 


9 


41 


110 


111 


28 


111 


26 


111 


28 


82 


1-13, 17-20 


40 


9 


40 


5 (20) 



198 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



val of rules as to 



CITY COUNCILS — Concluded. 

powers and duties — Concluded. 

jury duty, exemption of fire department 

land, etc., abandonment . 

land takings, etc., for municipal purposes 

liabilities exceeding appropriations, may authorize, when 

libraries, public ...... 

lighting plant, municipal .... 

See also Municipal Lighting Plants. 
Lord's day, sports on, regulated 
motor vehicles, common carriers, as, licensing, etc 
speed regulations ..... 

necessaries of life, expenditures for . 
park commissioners to report annually to . 
parks, takings, etc., for ..... 

playgrounds, control ..... 

plumbing, inspectors, compensation . 

laws, exemption of certain territory from 
police matrons, compensation fixed by 
private ways . 
public domain 
public records 

fireproof vaults for 
purchasing agent, etc. 
quahaugs, planting, etc., appro 
registrars of voters, compensation, etc. 
reserve police force, to fix compensation 
retirement board for employees 

system, report of condition, to receive . 
sewers, assessments ..... 

shellfish, appropriations for cultivation 

sinking fund commissioners, to elect 

state aid payments, in Boston .... 

state forester, may place in charge of public domain 

survey, boards of . 

tax limit ....... 

teachers, municipal pensions for, fund for . 

towns, powers of, to have, when 

town ways ....... 

vacations for laborers ..... 

veterans, preference for laborers 

retirement ....... 

water supply ....... 

wood and bark, measurer of, appointment, etc. . 

See also Aldermen; Cities and Towns; City Charters; 

ment; Common Councils; Mayor and City Council 
iPAL Finance; Municipal Officers and Employees. 
CITY ELECTION. 

term defined .......... 

Tuesday, day of ......... 

See also Elections. 
CITY ENGINEERS. 

dangerous structures, member of board to survey alleged, when to be 
survey, board of, duties as to . 
CITY FORESTERS. 

plant pest control, division of, to co-operate with, when . 

penalty for refusal ......... 

CITY GOVERNMENT, 
in general : 

aldermen to have powers of selectmen, etc. 
allocation of powers ...... 

appointments, mayor to have powers of selectmen as to 
chapter thirty-nine, effect ..... 

city councils to have powers of towns 

elections by city councils, etc. .... 



Chapter 



Section 



City 



Govern- 
; Munic- 



234 


1 


40 


15 


40 


14 


44 


31 


78 


7 


164 


35, 43, 56 


136 


23 


159 


45-47 


90 


18 


40 


19 


45 


9 


45 


3 


45 


14 


142 


11 


142 


2 


147 


19 


82 


21, 26-3;2 


45 


19-21 


66 


5 


66 


11 


41 


103, 104 


130 


85 


51 


23 


147 


13 


32 


29 


32 


34 


83 


15, 18 


130 


143 


41 


44 


115 


3 


45 


21 


41 


73, 75, 77 


44 


29 


32 


42 


39 


1 


82 


21, 26-32 


41 


111 


41 


112 


32 


52-55 


40 


38-42 


94 


296 



50 


1 


50 


3 


143 


8 


41 


73-75 


128 


22 


128 


29 


39 


1 


39 


1 


39 


1 


39 


24 


39 


1 


39 


3 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



199 



CITY GOVERNMENT— Confenued. 
in general — Concluded. 

majority vote, etc., term defined as to finance . 

officers of cities (see Municipal Officers and Employees). 

single legislative boards in cities to have powers of aldermen 

aldermen, action by proportion of 

appointments, powers as to 
city council to have powers of, when 
election, city officers, of, by 
laws, term defined as to 

licensing authority, included in term, when 

board, to be, when 
majority vote, term defined as to finance 
office-holding by . 

park commissioners to have certain powers of 
president, choice .... 

mayor, office of, to fill vacancy 
presiding officer, mayor to be . 
railroad laws, term defined as to 
removal from ward, effect 
rules and regulations, proof 
selectmen, to have powers of . 
single legislative boards to have powers of 
state fire marshal to have certain powers of, when 

steam engines, etc., as to 
term defined, in general . 

election laws, in . 

railroad laws, in . 

street railway laws, in . 
vacancies, certain, duties as to 
veto of mayor, orders, etc., subject to 

appropriations, certain, excepted . 

budget excepted .... 
witnesses before .... 
See also Aldermen; Mayor and Aldermen. 

city council, action by proportion of - 

civil service laws, officers elected or confirmed by, exempt from 
conventions with aldermen, mayor not to vote in 
elections by, city officers, of . 

corrupt practice laws, etc., applicable to 
health, local boards of, member ineligible to 
licensing authority, included in term, when 
majority, etc., vote, term defined 
office-holding by members 
term defined ..... 
towns, powers of, to have 
veto of mayor, orders, etc., subject to 
witnesses before .... 
See also City Councils. 
common council, majority, etc., vote, term defined 
office-holding by members .... 
pay rolls, powers and duties as to . 
president, vacancies, duties as to certain . 
removal of member from ward, effect 
veto of mayor, orders, etc., subject to 
See also Common Councils. 
mayor, acting, who to be . 

aldermen, presiding officer of , to be . 
appointments, powers of selectmen as to, to have 

confirmation by aldermen .... 
Boston, election commissioners, included in term, when 

mayor not included in term, when 



Chapter 


Section 


. 44 


1 


. 39 


1 


■ \ 44 


6(7) 
1 


. 39 


1 


. 39 


1 


. 39 


3 


. 50 


1 


r 100 


1 


■ 1 140 


1 


. 138 


8 


. 44 


1 


. 39 


7.8 


. 45 


5 


. 39 


2 


. 39 


5,6 


. 39 


2 


. 160 


1 


. 39 


6 


. 233 


75 


. 39 


1 


. 39 


1 


. 148 


30 


. 140 


120 


4 
. 50 


7(1) 

1 


. 160 


1 


. 161 


1 


. 39 


5.6 


. 39 


4 


. 39 


4 


. 39 


4 


. 233 


8-11 


/ 4 
■ \ 44 


6(7) 

1 


. 31 


5 


39 


2 


39 


3 


55 


38 


. Ill 


26 


. 159 


45 


. 44 


1 


. 39 


7,8 


4 
. 39 


7(1) 

1 


. 39 


4 


. 233 


8-11 


. 44 


1 


. 39 


7.8 


41 


41-43 


. 39 


5,6 


. 39 


6 


. 39 


4 


. 39 


5 


. 39 


2 


. 39 


1 


. 39 


1 


. 50 


1 


. 50 


1 



200 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



influencing 



CITY GOVERNMENT — Concluded. 
mayor — • Concluded. 

Lowell, election commission, included in tenn, when 

mayor not included in term, when 
oflSce, holding of other ..... 

park commissioners to have certain powers of 

public service companies, employment by, penalty for 

secretaries, etc., civil service laws, exempt from 

selectmen, to have certain powers of 

state fire marshal to have certain powers of, when 

term defined ....... 

election laws, in . 
vacancy, etc., m office . . . . . 

veto power ....... 

See also Mayors. 
See also Cities and Towns; City and Town Clerks; City Charters; Mu- 
nicipal Finance; Municipal Officers and Employees. 
CITY MARSHALS. 
in general: 

civil service laws as affecting ....... 

drunkenness, information as to cases of, to furnish 

fees in criminal cases, receipt by ..... . 

names of, commissioner of public safety to be notified of 
powers and duties, arrests, etc., reports to commissioner of correction 
gaming houses, obstructions in, penalty 
governor, aid to . 
insane persons, arrest 
probation records open to 
reserve police force, assignment to duty 
search warrants for narcotic drugs directed to, when 
See also Police Officers. 
CITY OFFICERS. 

calls for election of .......... . 

See also Elections; Municipal Officers and Employees. 
CITY TREASURERS. 

See City and Town Tre.IiSurers. 
CIVIC PURPOSES. 

corporations to promote, in general ........ 

See also Corporations, charitable, etc. 
CIVIL ACTIONS. 

See Actions, Civil; Pleading in Civil Actions; Practice in Civil Actions 
CIVIL ENGINEERS. 

meridian lines accessible to ......... 

See also Land, surveying. 
CIVIL OFFICERS. 

penalized for disobeying militia laws ........ 

See also Public Officers. 
CIVIL POWER, AID TO. 

general provisions ........... 

See also Militia; and index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 43. 
CIVIL SERVICE AND REGISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF. 
in general: 

organization ....... 

civil service, division of, in general: 
armories, use for examinations 

department, treated as .... 

' employees and expenses .... 

examiners of applicants, appointment 
organization ...... 

representatives of, certain officers, etc., ineligible 
subdivisions, organization into 
supervision by commissioner 
associate commissioners, appointment, salaries, etc. 
powers ....... 

witnesses, may summon, etc. 



Chapter 

50 

50 

39 

45 
271 

31 

39 

148 

4 

50 

39 

39 



180 



97 



33 



33 



13 

33 
29 
30 
13 
13 
13 
13 
13 
13 
13 
13 
31 



Section 

1 
1 

7 
5 

40 
5 
1 

30 

7 (1) 

1 

5, 6 

4 



31 


6,49 


272 


50 


262 


50,53 


147 


31 


124 


9 


271 


25,26 


147 


7 


123 


78, 88, 95 


276 


100 


147 


13 


94 


214 



63 



1-12 



80 



29-38 



52 
1 
1 
3 
6 

2-5 
7 
4 
2 

2, 3 

5 

32 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



201 



CIVIL SERVICE AND REGISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF 
civil service, division of — Concluded. 
board, composition and general powers 

powers and duties, appeals from commissioner 
Boston, appointments by mayor, to pass on 
examinations, to determine scope, etc. 
rules and regulations for classified civil service 
records, etc., of, filing and public inspection . 
commissioner, appointment, salary, etc. 
powers and duties, aliens, dismissal, etc. 
annual report to general court . 
city officers' reports of appointments, may require 
electricians, state examiners of, member of, to be 
enforcement of laws, etc. . 
examinations and eligible lists . 
foreman, etc., to certify laborer for, when 
investigations of civil service 

witnesses ..... 

laborers, municipal, regulations, classifying 

necessaries of life, supplying, by Boston 

provisional appointments, authorization 

records, etc., of, filing and public inspection 

removal of officers, etc., from classified service, may recommend 

salaries of unlawful appointees .... 

salary increases, certain, effective on notice to 
state prison, assistant watchmen at, certification 
treasurers, etc., in state institutions, appointment 
veterans in labor service, age limit 
witnesses, may summon, etc. 
deputy commissioner, appointment, etc. 
registration, division of, in general: 
director, appointment and salary , 

powers and duties ..... 

supervision ...... 

boards of registration in, in general: 

certified statements, etc., by, issuance, fees, etc. 

departments, treated as . 

supervision of work of . . . 

dental examiners, in general 

appointment and qualifications 

meetings and organization 

quorum ..... 

record of receipts, etc., to keep 

salaries and expenses . . . 

powers and duties, dentists, registration 

hygienists, etc., dental, registration 

lists of registered dentists, publication 

records of proceedings . 

registry of persons registered . 

reports, annual .... 

rules and regulations 

sales, etc., of hypodermic instruments, examination of records 

suspension and revocation of registration 
See also Dentists. 
electricians, state examiners of, in general: 

composition ....... 

secretary, salary, expenses, etc. 
powers and duties ...... 

rulings, classification of state employees, not to affect 
See also Electricians. 
embalming, board of registration in, in general: 

appointment and qualifications 

meetings and organization .... 

salaries and expenses ..... 

secretary to give bond ..... 



Continued. 


Chapter 


Section 




13 


4,6 






31 


2 






31 


2 






31 


10 






31 


3-7 






31 


29 






13 


2 






31 


37 






31 


30 






31 


31 






13 


32 






31 


38 






31 


8-12 






31 


40 






31 


33-35 






31 


32 






41 


HI 






40 


19 






31 


15,25 






31 


29 


end . 




31 


33 






. 31 


38,39 






30 


47 






. 125 


13 






. 31 


42 






. 31 


24 






. 31 


32 






. 13 


4 






. 13 


8 






. 112 


1 






. 13 


8 






. 112 


88 






f 29 


1 






■\ 30 


1 






. 112 


1 






. 13 


19 






. 13 


19 






. 13 


20 






. 112 


43 






13 


21 






13 


21 






. 112 


43-48 






. 112 


51 






. 112 


44 






. 112 


43 






. 112 


43 






. 112 


43 






. 112 


43, 51, 61, 88 


ords 




94 


209 


• 




. 112 


61-65 


• • 


. 13 


32 


• • 


. 13 


32 


• • 


. 141 


2-4 


• 


. 30 


50 




. 13 


29 


, , 


. 13 


30 


, , 


. 13 


31 


, 


, 


. 13 


30 



202 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CIVIL SERVICE AND REGISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF 
regfistration, division of — Continued. 
boards of registration in — Continued. 

embalming, board of registration in — Concluded. 
powers and duties: 

embalmers, registration ..... 

investigation of complaints ..... 

report, annual ....... 

rules, etc. ........ 

See also Embalmers, "Registration of. 
medicine, board of registration in, in general: 
appointment and qualifications 
chiropodists, examination, expert assistant 
convictions of physicians, etc., report to . 
meetings, organization and compensation 
secretary to give bond ..... 

See also Physicians and Surgeons. 
powers and duties, chiropodists, registration 
complaints, etc., investigations as to 

suspension and revocation of registration 
hospital medical officers, limited registration of 
narcotic drugs ...... 

See also Drugs, Narcotic. 

physicians, etc., registration 

records 

reports, annual 

rules and regulations 
nurses, board of registration of, to serve in 
appointment and qualifications 
compensation and expenses 
meetings and organization 
powers and duties 
See also Nurses. 
optometry, board of registration in 
compensation and expenses 
meetings and organization 
powers and duties 
reports, annual 
secretary to give bond 
See also Optometrists. 
pharmacy, board of registration in, in general: 

agent, salary and duties 

appointment and qualifications .... 

documents of, accessible to pharmacists under complaint 

meetings and organization ..... 

salaries and expenses ...... 

secretary to give bond ...... 

to serve in ....... . 

powers and duties, drug business, registration of retail stores 

liquor licenses, certificates of fitness 

liquor sales by druggists, record books, etc., inspection 

narcotic drugs ....... 

See also Drugs, Narcotic. 
pharmacists, registration 
records of registrants, etc. 
report, annual .... 

rules and regulations 
suspension and revocation of registration 
See also Drug Business; Druggists and Pharmacists, 
veterinary medicine, board of registration in, in general: 
appointment and qualifications .... 

by-laws and rules ....... 

meetings and organization . . . 



Continued. Chapter 



Section 



appointment and qualifications 



112 


82-84 


112 


85 


112 


84 


112 


83,88 


13 


10 


13 


12 


221 


26 


13 


11 


13 


11 


112 


15-19, 23 


112 


5, 61-63 


112 


2, 61-65 


112 


9 


94 


198, 201, 202, 209, 




213 


112 


2-7 


112 


4 


112 


4 


112 


61,88 


13 


9 


13 


13 


13 


15 


13 


14 


112 


74-81, 88 


13 


16 


13 


18 


13 


17 


112 


66-73, 88 


112 


67 


13 


17 


13 


25 


13 


22 


112 


33 


13 


23 


13 


24 


13 


23 


13 


9 


112 


39 


138 


27 


138 


32 


94 


198, 201, 202, 209, 




213 


112 


24,25 


112 


25 


112 


25 


112 


61, 88 


112 


27, 29, 61-65 


13 


26 


112 


54,61 


13 


27 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 

CIVIL SERVICE AND REGISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF — Concluded. Chapter 
registration, division of — Concluded. 
boards of registration in — Concluded. 

veterinary medicine, board of registration in, in general — Concluded. 

salaries and expenses ......... 

powers and duties, complaints and charges, investigations, hearings, etc. . 
narcotic drugs, sales of hypodermic instruments, examination of records 
register of registered veterinarians ....... 

reports, annual .......... 

suspension of registrations ........ 

veterinarians, registration of .....,, . 

See also Veterinarians. 
See also Commonwealth, departments, boards, commissions, etc. 
CIVIL SERVICE, COMMISSIONER OF. 

See Civil Service and Registration, Department of. 
CIVIL SERVICE, DIVISION OF. 

See Civil Service and Registration, Department of. 
CIVIL SERVICE LAWS, 
in general: 

accountants, town, when subject to . 
aliens, eligible lists, barred from 

provisional appointment of, termination 
annual report as to 

appeals from commissioner, board to hear 

applicants (see, infra, appointments, eligible lists, examinations) 
appointments, discharges, etc., report to commissioner 
banks, commissioner of, employees of, not under 
cities, application to ...... . 

citizens, commonwealth, of, preference to . 

United States, of, eligible lists confined to . . . 

city clerks, two employees of, not under .... 

city council, certain officers elected or confirmed by, not under 
classification, positions, etc., of, rules to provide for . 
state employees, of, not to affect ..... 

collectors of taxes, city, employees of, not under 
conviction of crime, effect ...... 

court review of removals, etc. ...... 

definitions ......... 

departments, heads of state and city, not under 

discharges, suspensions, etc., war service, for, temporary appointment 

discharges under, names to be reported to commissioner 

See also, infra, removal, suspension, etc. 
divisions, directors of, not under .... 

elected officers not under ..... 

enforcement of, town appropriations for . 
executive council, officers confirmed by, not under 
foreman, inspector, etc., certification of laborer, etc., for 
general court, officers elected by, not under 

appointees of, not under ..... 

governor and council, appointments subject to approval of, not under 

governor's secretaries, stenographers, etc., not under 

heads of state and city departments not under . 

heating, lighting, etc., plants, state, persons in charge of, included in 

ineligible under, certain persons deemed . 

intoxicating liquors, use of, bars appointment under 

investigations by commissioner 

witnesses, summoning of 
judicial officers, not under 
librarians exempt from 
masonry, inspectors of, qualifications 

mayor's secretaries and stenographers, not under 

milk, inspectors of, removal under .... 
penal institutions, state, removals, etc., from, regulated 
comt review ....... 



203 

Section 



13 


28 


112 


57, 61-63 


94 


209 


112 


57 


112 


57 


112 


61-65 


112 


54-65, 88 



41 


55 


31 


12 


31 


36,37 


31 


30 


31 


2 


31 


18 


31 


5 


31 


47,49 


31 


19 


31 


12 


31 


6 


31 


5 


31 


3 


30 


50 


31 


5 


31 


17 


31 


45 


31 


1 


31 


5 


31 


27 


31 


18 


31 


5 


31 


5 


40 


8 


31 


5 


31 


40 


31 


5 


31 


5 


31 


5 


31 


5 


31 


5 


31 


4 


31 


17 


31 


17 


31 


32-35 


31 


32 


31 


5 


78 


20 


31 


41 


31 


5 


43 


25 


94 


33 


31 


46 


31 


45 



204 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CIVIL SERVICE LAWS — Continued. 
in general — Concluded. 

penalty, general ........ 

plumbing, inspectors of, under ..... 

political or religious opinions, not to affect appointments, etc 
positions not under ....... 

See also, infra, exemptions from, 
probation before appointment, rules to provide for 
promotions, names to be reported to commissioner 

police officers, of, regulated . 

rules to provide for 
provisional appointments 

alien, of, termination . 

enforcement of dismissal of alien 
public inspection of records, etc. 
recommendations of certain public officers restricted 
records, files and papers, filing, etc. . 
reformatory, Massachusetts, instructors, etc., in, under 
reinstatement after military, etc., service . 
removal of officers, etc., from, commissioner may recommend 

See also, infra, removal, suspension, etc. 
salaries of unlawful appointees, withholding of . 

mandamus to collect ...... 

school teachers, not under ..... 

sealers, etc., of weights and measures, certain, under . 

selections based on examinations, etc., rules to provide for 
special laws not affected by .... . 

standards, inspectors of, under .... 

state prison, instructors, etc., in, under 
steam boilers, etc., state, persons in charge of, included, etc 
suspensions, regulated ..... 

See also, infra, removal, suspension, etc. 
temporary appointments to fill certain vacancies 
three certifications, applicants entitled to 
towns, application of laws to . 
town, term excludes city, as to 
treasurer, city, employees of, not under 

state, certain employees of, not under 
treasurers and stewards in state institutions, appointment 
witnesses in investigations relative to, summoning 
appointments, in general ..... 

certification from eligible list as condition of 

three, applicant entitled to . 
citizens of commonwealth preferred for 
city officers, reports as to, penalty .... 

civil war veterans ....... 

commissioner, powers as to . 

conviction of crime as bar to . 

intoxicating liquors, etc., use of, etc., as bar to . 

laborer, etc., for foreman, certification 

names of appointees to be reported to commissioner . 

police officers, of, regulated ..... 

provisional, alien, of, to terminate, when . 

enforcement of dismissal of alien .... 
recommendation by public officers restricted 
record of persons certified for ..... 
rejection of persons certified, notice to commissioner . 
rules and regulations as to . 
temporary, in case of vacancy for war service 
treasurers, etc., in state institutions .... 
unlawful, penalty on person making 

appointees, removal, remedy .... 

salaries, to cease when ..... 

when authorized ....... 



Chapter 



Section 



31 


51 


31 


4 


142 


11 


31 


10 


31 


5 


31 


3 


31 


18 


31 


20 


31 


3 


31 


15, 25 


31 


36 


31 


37 


31 


12, 29 


31 


16 


31 


29 


31 


4 


31 


27 


31 


33 


31 


38 


31 


39 


31 


5 


31 


4 


98 


34 


31 


3 


31 


50 


31 


4 


31 


4 


31 


4 


31 


26,46 


31 


27 


31 


6 


31 


47-49 


31 


1 


31 


5 


31 


5 


31 


42 


31 


32 


31 


15-20 


31 


15 


31 


6 


31 


19 


31 


31 


31 


22 


31 


15, 18 


31 


17 


31 


17 


31 


40 


31 


18 


31 


20 


31 


36 


31 


37 


31 


16 


31 


15 


31 


15 


31 


3 


31 


27 


31 


42 


31 


51 


31 


39 


31 


38 


31 


15, 25 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



205 



CIVIL SERVICE ImAWS — Continued. 
eligible lists, absence of, procedure 
provisional appointments 

applicants on, three certifications, entitled to 

appointments to be made from 

certifications, entitled to three, etc. . 

citizens of United States, confined to 

preparation and public inspection 

restoration of veteran to 

soldiers, etc., reinstatements 

veterans, position on 
examinations, in general . 

applications for, contents 

armories, use for 

civil war veterans, appointment without 

commissioner, conducted under direction of 
duties ..... 

false marking forbidden, penalty 

non-competitive, authorized, when . 

notices of, posting .... 
defacing, etc., penalty 
neglect by city or town clerk, penalty 

oath, certain answers under 

obstruction of right to take, penalty . 

papers, preservation of . 

political or religious opinions excluded from 

preference for veterans passing 

results of, applicants to be notified . 

rules, etc., to provide for 

scope ...... 

secret information prohibited, penalty 

youthful offences, no question as to, except 
exemptions from, in general 

attorney general's assistants, etc 

buildings, superintendent of, certain employees of 

census, decennial, clerical assistance 

counsel to senate and house, etc. 

district health officers 

librarians .... 

lumber, surveyors of 

Massachusetts agricultural college, employees of 

mental diseases department, physicians, etc., in 

metropolitan district commission, secretary and engineering chiefs of 

primaries and absentee voting, clerical assistance for . 

public health department, assistant directors, epidemiologists 

public safety department, boiler inspectors, height, etc., as to 
secretary ...... 

state insane hospitals, certain employees of 
fire departments, as affecting, call men, promotion without examina 
tion ..... 

chiefs and commissioners 
tenure of certain chiefs 

cities, in, application to . 

investigation by commissioner, exempt from 

towns, in, application to . 
labor service, cities, in, application to 

foreman, etc., certification of laborer, etc., for 

registration of applicants for 

rules as to employment in 

veterans' preference 
age limit 
certain towns, in 
lowering in rank, compensation, etc., regulated 

See also, infra, removal, suspension, etc. 
police o£B,cers, application to . 

appointment, etc., regulated in cities, etc. 



Chapter 


Section 


31 


15 


31 


15,25 


31 


6 


31 


15 


31 


6 


31 


12 


31 


12 


31 


28 


31 


28 


31 


23, 24 


31 


S-14 


31 


13 


33 


52 (a) 


31 


22 


31 


10 


31 


8 


31 


11,51 


31 


15 


31 


8 


31 


9 


31 


9 


31 


10 


31 


11,51 


31 


29 


31 


10 


31 


23 


31 


12 


31 


3 


31 


10 


31 


11,51 


31 


13 


31 


5 


12 


2 


8 


4 


9 


7 


3 


55 


17 


7 


78 


20 


23 


4 


75 


24 


19 


4 


28 


4 


9 


2 


17 


6 


22 


6 


22 


5 


123 


42 


48 


36, 37 


31 


5 


48 


58 


31 


4 


31 


35 


31 


4,48 


31 


47 


31 


40 


31 


14 


31 


3 


31 


24 


31 


24 


41 


112 


31 


26, 43-46 


31 


4,48 


31 


20 



206 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ployed without 



grade or 



transfer, regulated 



CIVIL SERVICE LAWS — Concluded. 
police officers — Concluded. 

chiefs, commissioners and superintendents, as affecting 
eligible lists, on, employment by metropolitan district commission 
investigation by commissioner, exempt from 
removal of chief and officers in certain towns 
removal, suspension, etc., of, in cities, regulated 
court review ..... 

veterans, in case of ... . 

preferences, citizens of commonwealth, to . 
veterans, in general .... 

application, right to be stated in . 
certifications ..... 

civil war, examination dispensed with 
conscientious objectors, etc., not entitled to 
definition of term, under 
eligible lists, positions on 
examination, civil war veterans emj 

preference for, passing 
labor service, in . 

certain cities and towns, in 
pro\'isional appointment of . 
reinstatement after military, etc., service 
removal, etc., regulated 

court review 
requisitions for civil war, etc. 
restoration to eligible lists 
rules to provide for 
removal, suspension, reduction in 
court review .... 

hearing .... 

police officers 
prison officers, certain 
report of, to commissioner 
veterans .... 

rules and regulations, appointments, certain, to regulate 
board, commissioner and associate acting as, to make 
changes in, printing and publication 

taking effect ...... 

classification of positions, etc., to provide for 
continuance of existing ..... 

enforcement by commissioner .... 

examinations, to provide for .... 

governor and council to approve 

laborers, to regulate selection of . . . 

penalty, general, for violation .... 

positions, certain, to include, in classified service 
excluded from ...... 

probation prior to appointment, to provide for . 
promotions, to provide for .... 

scope ........ 

selections as result of examination, etc., to provide for 
three certifications, etc., to permit 
veterans' preference, to provide for 

See also Civil Service and Registration, Department of, civil 
division of. 
CIVIL WAR. 

burial of soldiers, etc. ........ 

graves of soldiers, etc., public care ...... 

insurance against (see Insurance). 

soldiers, etc., death certificates ....... 

state aid to soldiers, etc. ........ 

veterans, civil service appointments, examination, without 
See also CrviL Service Laws, preferences, veterans. 



Chapter 



Section 







31 


5,49 






92 


63 






31 


35 






41 


97 






31 


44 






31 


45 






31 


26 






31 


19 






31 


21-28 






31 


13 






31 


23,24 






31 


22 






31 


21 






31 


21 






31 


23, 24 






31 


22 






. 31 


23 






. 31 


24 






. 41 


112 






. 31 


25 






31 


27 






. 31 


26 






31 


45 






31 


22 






31 


28 






31 


3 






31 


43-46 






31 


45 






. 31 


43 






31 


44 






31 


46 






31 


18 






31 


26 






. 31 


3 






31 


3 






. 31 


7 






31 


7 






31 


3 






31 


3 






31 


38 






31 


3 






31 


3 






31 


3 






31 


51 






31 


4 






31 


6 






31 


3 






31 


3 






. 31 


3 






31 


3 






31 


6 






31 


3 


service. 




. 115 


19-21 


. 115 


22 


. 46 


10 


. 115 


1-18 






. 31 


22 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



207 



112 

94 

136 

69 

57 

218 

38 

57 

30 

266 



CIVIL VfAR— Concluded. Chapter 

veterans — Concluded. 

retirement regulated .......... 32 

See also Retirement Systems and Pensions. 
See also Soldiers, Sailors and Marines; State and Military Aid; 
Veterans. 
CLAIRVOYANTS. 

physicians' registration laws as affecting ....... 

CLAM BAIT. 

sale by barrel, regulated .......... 

CLAMS. 

Lord's day, digging on, permitted ........ 

See also Fish and Fisheries. 
CLARKE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF. 

instruction in, at public expense ......... 

CLARKSBURG. 

congressional district, first, in ........ . 

district court of northern Berkshire, in district of . 

medical examiner district, first Berkshire, in ...... 

senatorial district, Berkshire, in ........ . 

CLASSIFICATION OF STATE OFFICES AND POSITIONS. 

general provisions ........... 

See also Commonwealth, departments, boards, commissions, etc. 
CLAY. 

trespass by digging, etc., penalty ........ 

CLERGYMEN. 

See Churches; Marriage; Ministers of the Gospel; Pious and Char 
itable Uses; Religious Societies. 
CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 

See General Court. 
CLERK OF THE SENATE. 

See General Court. 
CLERKS, CITY AND TOWN. 
See City and Town Clerks. 
CLERKS OF COURTS, 
in general: 

accounts, regulation and examination of, penalty 
bonds ...... 

forfeiture, neglect of records, etc., for 
certificate, etc., forgery of, penalty . 

uttering forged, etc., penalty 
clerical assistance, extra . 

supreme judicial court for commonwealth, to clerk of 
constitutional provisions affecting (see index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 43) 
county treasurer, may not be . 
death, removal, etc., of, assistant clerk to act 
district courts, of (see District Courts). 
election of certain .... 

certificate of election to 
death after election 
failure to elect, special election 
record of vote for, transmission, etc. 
facsimile signature of . . . 

district courts, in . . . 

jury service, exempt from 
referee in bankruptcy, not to be 
removal by supreme judicial court . 
salaries ...... 

adjustment following census 
assistant clerks .... 

Dukes and Nantucket counties, for 
equity assistant in Suffolk county 
full compensation, to be 
how paid ..... 

payment of fees as affecting 
schedule based on population 



Section 
49-55 



7 

85 

6 

26, 27 

1 
1 
1 
3 

45-50 
113 



35 


45,47 


221 


12 


221 


29-31 


267 


1 


267 


5 


221 


102 


221 


93 


35 


1 


221 


33 


54 


62, 155 


54 


116 


54 


145 


54 


142 


54 


112 


221 


17 


218 


14 


234 


1 


220 


12 


211 


4 


221 


93-101 


221 


96 


221 


95 


221 


98 


221 


95,97 


221 


101 


221 


97 


35 


19 


221 


94 



208 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CLERKS OF COURTS — Continued. 
in general — Concluded. 
salaries — Concluded. 

supreme judicial court for commonwealth, clerk and assistant 

temporary clerks, of ...... . 

signatures to copies of records, etc., attestation by 

Suffolk county, in (see, infra, superior court, of, supreme judicial 

sworn by justice, to be 

temporary clerks, appointment 

salaries 

temporary assistants 

tenn of office 

traveling expenses . 
vacancy, proceedings 
assistant clerks: 

counties, except Suffolk, in, appointment 

duties 

salaries 
deputy assistants, designation 
duties .... 
pro tempore, appointment, etc, 

salaries 
signature 

superior court, of (see, infra, superior court, of), 
supreme judicial court, of (see, infra, supreme judicial court, of), 
vacancy, report to state secretary 



Chapter 



Section 



court 



of). 



etc. 



clerks of the courts in counties other than SuSolk, 

indictment, etc., by . . . 

county commissioner, appointment of, to fill vacancy 
county commissioners, clerk of, to be 
duties as, certification of payments 
estimates, county . 
licenses, countersigning of 
receipts 

record of proceedings 
sessions of, to attend, etc. 
temporary clerk . 
election .... 

offices ..... 

superior court, to act as clerk of 
records from other courts, custody 
transmission of copies to supreme judicial court on 
workmen's compensation cases, depositions 
supreme judicial court, to act as clerk of . 
term of office ...... 

superior court, of: 

counties except Suffolk, in, clerks of the courts to act as 

assistant clerks of, assistant clerks of the courts to act as 
Suffolk county, in: 
civil business, for: 

assistant clerks, appointment, etc. 

equity business, for ..... 

salary ....... 

other counties, to act for .... 

salaries ....... 

clerk, election ..;.... 

salary ........ 

term of office ...... 

criminal business, for: 

assistant clerks, pro tempore, etc. 
clerk, capital crime, notice of indictment, etc., by 
election ....... 

salary ........ 

term of office ...... 



capital crime, notice of 



appeal, etc. 



221 


93 


221 


100 


233 


77 


221 


11 


221 


8, 10 


221 


100 


221 


9 


54 


153 


221 


1,3 


221 


99 


54 


142 


221 


4, 5 


221 


4 


221 


95-97, 99 


221 


7 


221 


33 


221 


5, 9, 10 


221 


100 


221 


17 



221 



13 



212 


7 


54 


144 


221 


3 


35 


11 


35 


28 


35 


17 


35 


17 


34 


10 


221 


14 


34 


. 11 


54 


155 


212 


19 


221 


3 


212 


26 


212 


11 


152 


5 


221 


3 


221 


3 


221 


3 


221 


4 


221 


6 


221 


6 


221 


95-97 


221 


16 


221 


95-97 


54 


155 


221 


94-97 


221 


3 


221 


5 


212 


7 


54 


155 


221 


94-97 


221 


3 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



209 



CLERKS OF COURTS — Continued. 
supreme judicial court, of: 

commonwealth, for, appointment, term, etc. 
assistant, appointment, tenn, etc. 
clerk hire, allowance for 
duties .... 

fees, etc. .... 
salaries .... 
counties, except Suffolk, in, clerks of the courts to act as 

assistant clerks of, assistant clerks of the courts to act as 
Suffolk county, for: 

assistant clerks, appointment, etc. 
duties as to other counties 
salaries ..... 
clerk, duties as to other counties . 
election ..... 
records of attorneys, to keep 
salary . . . . ' 

how paid .... 
term of office .... 
temporary clerks, appointment, salaries 
fees ...... 

accounting of, etc. .... 

copies, for ..... 
county, services for, none for . 
lengthy record of judgment 
payable, when .... 

posting list of .... 

powers and duties, in general . 
affidavits before .... 
appeals, etc., in certain criminal cases, copies to attorney general 

supreme judicial court, to, transmission of papers 
attachments, certificates of dissolution of . 
attorneys at law, records of . 
bail, forfeited, collection, payment to county 

may admit to ..... . 

banks, etc., records of, affidavits as to 
capital crime, notice of indictment, etc., by 
cash books, to keep ..... 

constables, names of, to be returned to 

convictions of licensees, notice to licensing authority, etc., hawkers 

innholders, etc. . 

liquor licensees . 

motor vehicle laws, under 

pharmacists 

physicians .... 

restaurant keepers, etc. 
corrupt practices in elections, notice of conviction 
costs, taxation by . 
appeal to court 
criers, to act as . . . 

criminal cases, reports to commissioner of correction 
damages, assessment by . 

decision of superior court, notice to parties, etc. 
dissolved corporation, return to state secretary . 
divorce, notice to district attorney of crimes 

statistics of, to return ..... 
election certificate, issue of ... . 

elections, blank forms, etc., to furnish towns 

board of examiners, members of . 

records of votes, transmission to . 
fees, to account for, pay over, etc. 

Suffolk county, in .... . 

fines, forfeitures, etc., certification, dispo-sition, etc., by 



Chapter 



Section 



and pedlers 



221 


1 


221 


1 


221 


93 


221 


2 


221 


2 


221 


93 


221 


3 


221 


4 


221 


4.5 


221 


15 


221 


95-97 


221 


15 


54 


155 


221 


42 


221 


94-96 


221 


97 


221 


3 


221 


8, 9, 100 


262 


4-7 


221 


32 


280 


8,9 


262 


5 


35 


19 


262 


6 


262 


7 


262 


46 


221 


14 


221 


18 


221 


19 


212 


11 


223 


65, 132 


221 


42 


276 


80 


276 


67 


233 


77 


212 


7 


221 


32 


41 


15 


101 


30 


140 


32 


138 


78 


90 


10, 24, 27 


112 


34 


221 


26 


272 


27 


56 


55 


261 


19 


261 


20-22 


220 


9 


124 


8 


235 


5 


221 


21 


155 


55 


208 


45 


208 


46 


54 


122 


54 


27 


54 


122 


54 


112 


221 


32 


280 


8,9 


280 


2, 7-11 



210 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CLERKS OP COVRTS — Co7icluded. 
powers and duties — Concluded. 
grand jurors, to summon 
judgment, entry 

notice to parties, etc. . 
juries, impanelling of 
jurors, venire facias for 
jury lists, delivery to 

licenses issued, etc., by county treasurer, to be endorsed, etc., by 
money paid into court, disposition of 
motor vehicles, records of convictions 
naturalization, declarations of intention, reception 
fees, disposition of . . . . 

returns to state secretary .... 

notice of court proceedings (see, supra, convictions of licensees, etc.). 
oflBces in designated towns, etc., may maintain . 
orders of notice, may issue ..... 

parties, alphabetical list of, to keep .... 

physicians, to report convictions of, penalty 
probation officers, notice of appointment, etc. 
receipts for money paid county, to receive duplicate of 
records, correction of errors in 
exhibition to justice 
extension of papers on 
justices to inspect 
neglect of, forfeiture of bond 
other courts, from, custody . 
rescripts, notice of . 
returns of cases to state secretary 
savings banks, etc., insolvent, disposition of funds of 
sentence, certified transcript of, to sheriff, etc. . 

felony, for, record, etc., to accompany mittimus 
special precepts, may issue .... 

surplus cash, to deposit in banks 

surveyors, land, record book .... 

transmission of copies to supreme judicial court on appeal, etc. 
trial justices, records, etc., deposit with 

preservation of ..... 

unclaimed funds, disposition of certain 
venue, change of, transmission of papers 
witnesses, may summon ..... 

witness fees, officers receiving unlawfully, to report 
workmen's compensation cases, depositions 
CLINICAL THERMOMETERS. 

general provisions ...... 

See also Weights and Measures. 
CLINICS. 

maintenance, etc., of certain, regulated 

town appropriations for ..... 

CLINTON. 

congressional district, third, in . 

electricity, sale of certain, in ... . 

Lancaster mills in, metropolitan water district to supply 
medical examiner district, fourth Worcester, in 
second district court of eastern Worcester held at 
senatorial district, Worcester and Hampden, in 
CLOCKS. 

public ways, on, over, etc., permits 
CLOSED PACKAGE. 

apples, for, marking regulated, penalty 
unlawful marking, penalty 
See also Apples. 
term defined .......... 

CLOTHING. 

checking of, tips, so-called, for, appropriation by employer, penalty 
execution, exempt from seizure on, when . . . . 



Chapter 



Section 



277 


1.2 


235 


1 


221 


21 


234 


25,26 


234 


10-16 


234 


5 


35 


17 


35 


23 


90 


10, 24, 27 


220 


18 


221 


32 


220 


19 


212 


19 


221 


22 


221 


23 


221 


26 


276 


103 


35 


17 


221 


28 


221 


28 


221 


27 


221 


29 


221 


29-31 


212 


26 


221 


20 


221 . 


24 


221 


34 


279 


34 


279 


35 


223 


85 


35 


22 


97 


2 


212 


11 


219 


11 


221 


25 


221 


34 


223 


• 13 


233 


1 


262 


58 


152 


5 



98 



85 

94 
94 

94 

140 
235 



9-14 



111 


50 


40 


5 (19) 


57 


1 


92 


12 


92 


14 


38 


1 


218 


1 


57 


3 



8, 9 

104, 105, 112 
112 



48 
34 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



211 



CLOTHING — Concluded. 

guests, of, sale by innholders 
tenement houses, manufacture in 
See also Tenement Houses. 
CLOUD ON TITLE. 

equity suit to remove .... 

See also Real Property, remedies relati\-e to. • 
CLOVER SEED. 

bushel, weight ...... 

short weight in sales by, penalty 
CLUB. 

fish and game wardens may carry, when 
See also Weapons. 
CLUBS. 

corporations for establishment, etc., of, in general 
boxing matches, illegal, charter void for 
change of location, consent 
gaming, illegal, charter void for 

liquor selling, illegal, charter void for 

See also Corporations, charitable, etc. 
firemen, of (see Fire Departments). 

liquor selling, used for, charter void for 

common nuisances .... 

See also Nuisances, common, 
wages, weekly payment, by 
COAL. 

fees, sealer not to charge, when . 

prosecution, penalty 
illegal measures, possession, penalty 
inspection and sale, appointment of officers 
records, sealers to keep certain 

prosecution, penalty 
sale, bags, etc., in, regulated 
prosecution, penalty 
weight, by, regulated 
prosecution, penalty 
transportation by street railways 
weighers 

See also Municipal Officers and Employees; Weighers, Measurers and 
Surveyors of Commodities, Local. 
weight, certificate of, furnished, when, contents ...... 

prosecution, penalty .......... 

weights and measures, sealer of, may require weighing, etc., when . 

prosecution, penalty .......... 

COAL PITS. 

woodlands in certain towns, on, setting fire to, forfeiture .... 

COAL SCALES. 

annual test .... ........ 

See also Sealers of Weights and Measures. 
COAL TAR. 

buildings, etc., throwing into, etc., penalty . 
COASTING. 

local regulations ....... 

COAST ARTILLERY CORPS. 

Sec Militia. 
COAST SURVEY. 

See United States. 
COAT-OF-ARMS OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 

See Commonwealth. 
COCAINE. 

analysis, by department, when ..... 

certificates by analysts as evidence, etc. . 
forfeiture of seized, when, destruction .... 

label on package of drug containing, to bear statement, when 



Chapter 


Section 


140 


14-16 


149 


143-147 



240 



94 
94 

130 



. 266 
98 

. 266 
. 85 



6-10 



173 
223 



180 


1-11 


180 


28 


180 


26 


180 


27 


1.38 


76 


180 


27 


138 


76 


180 


27 


138 


82 


149 


148-150 


94 


246 


94 


248 


94 


249 


94 


239 


94 


246 


94 


248 


94 


241 


94 


248 


94 


240 


94 


248 


161 


51 


94 


238, 239 


94 


244 


94 


248 


94 


245 


94 


248 



134 
49 

103 
10 



111 

111 

94 

94 



12 

13 

215 

187 



212 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



COCAINE — Concluded. 

manufacture of certain preparations containing, forbidden 

search warrants, issue, penalty for being present where, found 

term to include compounds, etc., when . . . . 

See also Drugs, Narcotic. 
COCA LEAVES. 

decocainized, etc., certain provisions not to apply to 
COCHINEAL. 

adulteration of liquor with, penalty . . . . . 

COCK-FIGHTING. 

See Birds, fighting. 
COCKLE, INDIAN. 

adulteration of liquor with, penalty . . . . . 

COD. 

steak, cold storage, sale during winter, regulated, penalty 

See also Fish and Fisheries. 
CODEINE. 

forfeiture of seized, when, destruction . . . . . 

label on package of drug containing, to bear statement, when 

search warrants, issue, penalty for being present where, found 

term to include compounds, etc., when . . . . 

See also Drugs, Narcotic. 
CODICIL. 

will, included in term ....... 

See also Wills. 
COD LIVER OIL. 

sale, certain laws not to apply to, when . . . . 

C. O. D. SALES. 

general provisions ........ 

See also Sales of Personal Property. 
COFFEE AND TEA HOUSES. 

licenses for, penalty, etc. ....... 

COHABITATION. 

divorce, after, deemed adultery . 

evidence of marriage, when 

lewd and lascivious, penalty 
form of indictment 
COHASSET. 

congressional district, sixteenth, in 

district court of East Norfolk, in district of 

medical examiner district, second Norfolk, in 

metropolitan parks, share of expen.se 

pilot for harbor, appointment 

senatorial district, Norfolk and Plymouth, in 
COIN. 

count€rfeiting, crime and penalty 
prosecutors, compensation to 
tools for, possession 

seizure ..... 

current, execution, subject to seizure upon 

gold (see Gold Coin). 

silver (see Silver and Silver Coin). 
COIN CONTROLLED APPARATUS. 

amusement furnished on deposit in, licenses for 

pictures displayed by, admission of minors . 
COKE. 

Sec Charcoal and Coke. 
COLD, ARTIFICIAL, ETC. 

companies engaged in selling, etc., highways, digging up for 
damages, liability for ...... 

regulations by local authorities .... 

See also Cold Storage; Corporations, miscellaneous. 
COLD STORAGE. 

apples in, sale regulated ...... 

cod, steak, sale during winter, regulated, penalty . 



lapter 


Section 


94 


216 


94 


214 


94 


197 


94 


198 


270 


1 



70 


1 


94 


79,82 


94 


215 


94 


187 


94 


214 


94 


197 



4 

112 
106 

140 



140 
140 



7 (37) 

35 

21, 36 

47 



208 40 

207 47 

272 16 

277 79, Forms, p. 2827 



57 


1 


218 


1 


38 


1 


92 


54-56 


103 


9 


57 


3 


267 


17-20 


267 


31 


267 


20 


267 


30 


235 


32 



181, 182 
179 



158 


12 


158 


13 


158 


14 


94 


109 


94 


79.82 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



213 



COLD STORAGE — Concluded. 

date of receipt of food in, to be marked on container, when, penalty- 
eggs, broken, deposited in, to be denatured, when, penalty 

sale regulated, penalty .... 
fish, provisions as to, penalty 

See also Fish and Fisheries. 
halibut, sale during winter, regulated, penalty 

health, local boards of, warehouses, powers and duties as to, penalty 
licenses for warehouses for, regulated, penalty 
limit of time for keeping food in, regulated, penalty 
markings on food in, defacement regulated, penalty 
pollock, sale during winter, regulated, penalty 
public health department, powers and duties, penalty 
refrigerating warehouse, term defined . 
regulation by public health department, penalty . 
sale of food from, regulated, marking, penalty 
salmon, sale during winter, regulated, penalty 
state inspector of fish to enforce certain laws, regulations 
swordfish, sale during winter, regulated, penalty . 
term defined ....... 

transfer of ownership of food in, regulated, penalty 
warehouse, maintenance regulated, penalty . 

term defined ...... 

COLLATERAL LOANS. 

See Loans; Mortgages; Pawnbrokers; Pledges 
COLLATERAL SECURITY. 

false pretences, obtaining release, etc., of, by 
fraudulently concealed, search warrants for . 
property held for, trustee process as aff'ecting 
sale, etc., before maturity of debt, penalty . 
See also Attachment of Property; Loans; Pawnbrokers; Pledges 
COLLECTION. 

demands, etc., for, attorneys, sheriffs, etc., not to buy 
COLLECTION AGENCIES. 

accounts, true, failure to render, penalty 
bond, to file with state treasurer 

amount, term and conditions . 

commissioner of banks to approve 

record, treasurer to keep 

regulated .... 

sureties, approval . 
corporations maintaining, employment of attorney 
costumed debt collectors, penalty for employing 
proceeds, failure to pay, penalty . 
regulated ....... 

COLLECTION AGENTS. 

costumes, penalty for wearing 
money collected by, arrest on execution for . 
COLLECTORS OF SAMPLES OF MILK. 

See Milk and Cre.\m. 
COLLECTORS OP TAXES, 
in general: 

aid to ....... . 

penalty for refusing ..... 

bond ........ 

notice to assessors ..... 

tax list, to precede commitment to 

constable to be, when ..... 

credits and payments to . 

death, etc., uncollected taxes, disposition upon 

deeds, form, contents, etc. .... 

delinquent, proceedings against, by commissioner 

deputies, appointment ..... 
authorization ...... 

election, in towns ...... 



ipter 


Section 


94 


71, 73 


94 


73,92 


94 


91 


94 


77-82 


94 


79,82 


94 


67, 68, 73 


94 


66, 73 


94 


70, 73 


94 


69,73 


94 


79, 82 


94 


66-70, 73 


94 


1 


94 


69,73 


94 


72,73 


94 


79, 82 


94 


81 


94 


79, 82 


94 


1 


94 


69, 73 


94 


66, 73 


94 


1 



266 


33 


276 


1(2) 


246 


60-63 


266 


85,86 



220 



. 93 


28 


. 93 


24 


. 93 


25 


. 93 


26 


93 


27 


. 93 


24-28 


. 93 


26 


. 221 


47 


. 272 


97 


. 93 


28 


. 93 


24-28 


272 


97 


. 224 


2,6 



60 


33 


60 


103 


60 


13 


41 


20 


59 


53 


41 


39 


60 


93, 95 


60 


97 


60 


45, 105, Form 10 


58 


8 


41 


37,38 


60 


92 


41 


1 



214 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



COLLECTORS OF TAXES— Concluded. 
in general — Concluded. 

employees exempt from civil service laws, in cities 
fees ......... 

forms of instruments used by . 

lack of, constable, commitment of tax list and warrant to 
municipal finance, compulsory obedience to laws as to 
penalties, subject to ... . 

removal ...... 

sp)ecial, appointment and bond 
tax list and warrant, commitment to 
constable, commitment to, when . 
temporary, appointment, etc. . 

treasurer, town, acting as . . . 

powers and duties, in general . 

abatements ...... 

accounts and receipts, exhibit of, penalty . 
arrest and imprisonment, collection by 

forms ...... 

assessors' lists, additions to, transmission to 
betterment assessments, collection . 
books, records, accounts, etc. . 

cash book ...... 

examination, open to . 

executor, etc., to deposit accounts, etc., penalty 

retiring, etc., to deposit accounts, etc., penalty 

tax book ...... 

town clerk, deposit with, penalties 
certificate of real estate tax, etc. 
charges and fees, accounting, penalty 
collection and payments over, etc., penalty 
demand ...... 

form ....... 

special warrant in place of . 
distress, collection by ... . 

fire districts ...... 

foreign corporation, etc., restraint of business 

gypsy, etc., moth assessments . 

levy ....... 

omitted assessments .... 

poll taxes, collection .... 

reassessed taxes ..... 

redemption of land sold, etc. 

form . . 

returns, etc., penalty .... 

sale, land of low value held by town for tax, of 
taking of land, or .... 

auctioneers, laws as to, not applicable 
discretion ..... 

forms ...... 

street railway, etc., commutation tax 

sprinkling assessments 
suit, collection by . 
summons ...... 

form ....... 

tax titles, invalid, proceedings if deemed 
forms ...... 

See also Taxation, local taxes, collection of. 
COLLEGES. 

burning, penalty ......... 

dean, etc., false claim to be, to obtain narcotic drugs, forbidden, penalty 
endorsement, approval, etc., of, false claim of, penalty . 



Chapter 



Section 



31 


5 


60 


15 


60 


105, Forms 1-23 


59 


53 


44 


59 


60 


99-104 


60 


96 


60 


14 


59 


63-56 


59 


53 


41 


40 


41 


37,38 


60 


90 


60 


1-98 


59 


71 


60 


94,99 


60 


29-34 


60 


105, Forms 5-7 


51 


5 


80 


4, 13 


60 


6-12 


60 


7 


60 


8 


60 


10, 100 


60 


9-12, 100 


60 


6 


60 


9-12, 100, 101 


60 


23 


60 


2, 102 


60 


2, 102 


60 


16 


60 


105, Form 1 


60 


19 


60 


24-28 


48 


73 


60 


91 


132 


19 


60 


17 


59 


75 


59 


1, 9, 10 


60 


3-5 


59 


78 


60 


62, 63 


60 


105, Forms 19, 20 


60 


2, 102 


60 


79-81 


60 


37-60 


100 


13 


60 


87 


60 


105, Forms 8-18 


63 


65 


40 


18 


60 


35,36 


60 


18 


60 


105, Form 2 


60 


82-84 


60 


105, Forms 22, 23 


266 


2,3 


94 


203. 213 


266 


90 



Chapter 




Section 


266 




^ 


89 


3 






6 


71 






30 


94 198, 


201, 


202, 


212, 






213, 


, 217 


2.34 






1 


. 266 






89 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 215 

COLLEGES — Concluded. 

falsely pretending to be officer, etc., of, penalty ..... 
incorporation, etc., procedure on legislative petition .... 
instructors in, duties . . . . • . 

narcotic drugs, sale, etc., to, regulated, penalty . ' . 

See also Drugs, Narcotic. 

officers, jury service, exempt from . . . ' . 

unauthorized use of designation ......... 266 

See also Degrees, educational. 
COLONEL. 

See Militia. 
COLOR BLINDNESS. 

See Railroads, employees. 
COLOR, COLORED PERSONS. 

See Race and Color. 
COLRAIN. 

congressional district, first, in ......... 57 1 

district court of Franklin, in district of ....... 218 1 

medical examiner district, western Franklin, in ...... 38 1 

senatorial district, Franklin and Hampshire, in ...... 57 3 

COLUMBUS DAY. 

legal holida.v, to be ........... 4 7 (ig) 

COMBINATIONS. 

See Restraint of Trade. 
COMBINED EXPERIENCE TABLE OF MORTALITY. 

value of life policies based on ........ . 175 9 (i) 

See also Insurance. 
COMBUSTIBLES. 

removal from buildings, regulated, penalty ....... 148 6, 34, 39, 51 

storing, etc., regulated, penalty ......... 148 33, 39, 51 

See also Explosives and Inflammable Fluids. 
COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. 

governor as ............ 6 16 

See also Governor; Militia; and index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 43. 
COMMENCEMENT OF ACTIONS. 

See Actions, Civil; Pleading in Civil Actions; Practice in Civil Actions; 
Service of Process; Writs. 
COMMERCE, CHAMBERS OF. 

See Chambers of Commerce. 
COMMERCE, DEVELOPMENT OF. 

general provisions ........... 149 174 

See also Boston, Boston harbor; Waters and Waterways; Wharves, Piers 
AND Docks; also index to federal constitution, pp. 1 to 10, and 
index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 43. 
COMMERCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, COMMISSION ON. 

See Labor and Industries, Department of. 
COMMERCIAL AGENTS. 

pedlers, etc., not treated as ......... 101 15 

COMMERCIAL FEEDING STUFF. 

See Feeding Stuff, Commercial. 
COMMERCIAL FERTILIZERS. 

See Fertilizers, Commercial. 
COMMERCIAL PAPER. 

See Bills of Lading; Negotiable Instruments; Warehouse Receipts. 
COMMERCIAL TRAVELERS. 

transient vendors, not treated as ........ 101 2 

COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE. 

See Agriculture, Department of. 
COMMISSIONERS. 

county (see County Commissioners). 

depositions of witnesses before (see Witnesses). 

judicial proceedings, in, compensation, etc., of, court award .... 221 55 

deeds of conveyance by, statutory form ....... 183 Appendix (3) 



216 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



COMMISSIONERS IN OTHER STATES AND FOREIGN COUNTRIES. 

appointment and term 
fee for commission . 

fees ...... 

instructions to, by state secretary 

oath, signature and seal 

powers and duties 

acknowledgment of deeds, etc., before 
depositions of witnesses . 
COMMISSIONERS OF FINANCE, CITIES, IN, 

See Finance, Commissioner of. 
COMMISSIONERS, SPECIAL. 

See Special Commlssioners. 
COMMISSIONERS, STATE. 

agriculture, of (see Agriculture, Department of). 

armory (see Militia). 

banks, of (see Banking and Insurance, Department of). 

ci-\nl service, of (see Civil Service and Registration, Department of). 

conservation, of (see Consebvation, Department of). 

corporations and taxation, of (see Corporation.^ and Taxation, Depart- 
ment of). 

correction, of (see Correction, Department of). 

education, of (see Education, Department of). 

firemen's relief, on (see Firemen's Relief, Commissioners on). 

insurance, of (see Banking and Insurance, Department of). 

labor and industries, of (see Labor and Industries, Department of). 

mental diseases, of (see Mental Diseases, Department of). 

public health, of (see Public Health, Department of). 

public safety, of (see Public Safety, Department of). 

public utilities, of (see Public Utilities, Dep.\rtment ofK 

public welfare, of (see Public Welfare, Department of). 

public worksj of (see Public Works, Department of). 

savings bank life insurance, of (see Banking and Insur.\nce, Department 
of). 

state aid and pensions, of (see State Aid and Pensions, Commissioner of). 

uniform .state laws, on (see Uniform St.vte L.\ws). 
COMMISSIONERS TO QUALIFY PUBLIC OFFICERS. 

appointment ............ 

fee for commission ........... 

oath of office before ........... 

returns by ............ 

COMMISSIONS. 

militia, in (see Militia). 

state officers, of (see Commonwe.\lth, officers and employees) . 

See also Bonus; Gratuities; and index to state constitution, pp. 11 
to 4.3. 
COMMISSIONS, STATE. 

art (see Art Commission). 

ballot law (see Ballot Law Commission, State) . 

blind (.see Education, Department of). 

boxing (see Public Safety, Department of). 

constitutional provisions affecting (see index to state constitution, pp. 11 
to 4.3). 

foreign and domestic commerce (see Labor and Industries, Department of). 

metropolitan district (see Metropolitan District Commission). 

minimum wage (see Labor and Industries, Depart.ment of). 

probation (see Probation, commission on). 

public utilities (see Public Utilities, Department of). 

unpaid, reimbursement for expenses at national conventions .... 
COMMITMENTS. 

conviction of crime, on (see Arrest; Criminal Procedure and Pr.\ctice; 
Mittimus; Penal and Reformatory Institutions; Prisoners, 
sentence, etc.). 
COMMITTEES. 

legislative (see General Court). 



Chapter 


Section 


222 


4 


30 


13 


262 


42 


222 


7 


222 


5 


222 


6 


183 


30, 33, 41 


233 


41, 42 



222 
30 
30 

222 



3 
13 
11 

3 



11 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



217 



COMMODITIES. 

pretended dealings in, recovery of sums paid 

criminal provisions as to 
sales (see Sales of Personal Property). 
term defined ............ 

COMMON CARRIERS. 

See Carriers, Common; Electric Railroads; Ferries; Public Utilities, 
Department of; R.-vilroads; Ste.\mbo.\ts and Steamboat 
Companies; Street Railways; Telephone and Telegraph 
Comp.^nies. 
COMMON COUNCILS. 

majority, etc., vote, temi defined 
office-holding by members . 
pay rolls, powers and duties as to 
president, vacancies, duties as to certain 
removal of members from ward, effect 
veto of mayor, orders, etc., subject to . 
See also Aldermen; City Charters; City Councils; City Government 
Mayor .\ND Aldermen; Mayor and City Council; Mayors. 
COMMON COUNTS. 
use of, in general 
answers to items in 
bill of particulars with 
forms .... 

payment, form of answer 
COMMON, ESTATES IN. 

See Joint Tenants and Tenants in Common. 
COMMON LANDING PLACES. 

See Landing Places. 
COMMON LANDS. 

See Wharves and Re.^l Estate lying in Common, Proprietors of. 
COMMON LAW. 

other states, etc., of, proof .......... 

COMMON NIGHTWALKERS. 

See Nightwalkers. 
COMMON NUISANCES. 

See Nuisances, common. 
COMMON RECEIVER OF STOLEN GOODS. 

See Stolen Property. 
COMMONS. 

See Park.s and P.\rkways. 
COMMON THIEF. 

crime and penalty .......... 

COMMON UTTERER, ETC. 

See Forgery and Counterfeiting. 
COMMON VICTUALLERS. 

See Innholders .\nd Common Victuai-lers. 
COMMONWEALTH, 
in general: 

accounts against (see St.\te Finance). 

actions against (see, infra, claims and actions against). 

by, costs in . .......... 

guardians, against, to recover fines of wards discharged as poor 
prisoners ........ 

limitations, statute of, set-off, applicable to claims in 
money, for, how brought ....... 

no entry fee ......... 

real actions, limitation ....... 

set-off to, statute of limitations applicable .... 

venue .......... 

administrative offices, etc., of, state departments, to be placed under 
aircraft, landing places for, on property of, establishment . 
appropriations (see State Finance). 
arms, design .......... 

official representation ....... 



Chapter 


Section 


137 


4-7 


271 


35, 36 



137 



44 


1 


39 


7.8 


41 


41-43 


39 


5,6 


39 


6 


39 


4 



231 


7 (7-9) 


231 


26 


231 


14 


231 


147, Forms 1, 2 


231 


147, Form 29 



233 



71 



266 



40 



261 

127 

232 

12 

262 

260 

232 

223 

30 

90 

2 
2 



14-17 

146 

10 

5 

4 

31 

10 

5 

2 

40 

1 
2 



218 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



COMMONWEALTH — Continued. 
in general — Continued. 
arms — Coricluded. 

flag, state, on .... . 

misuse, penalty ..... 
aviators in service of, exempt from certain laws 
boards, etc., of (see, infra, departments, boards, commissions, etc.). 
bonds against liens on public buildings, etc. 

discharge or substitution 
bonds, etc., belonging to, custody 

held by, issued by, etc. (see St.\te Fin.a^nce). 
boundaries, changes in, filing 

marine ...... 

removal regulated, penalty . 

repair ...... 

See also Boundaries. 
building construction, etc., for, advertisements for bids 

estimates and preliminary studies 
expenses .... 

security against liens . 

working plans, etc. 
buildings leased to, care of 
buildings of, defacing, etc., penalty . 

exempt from certam building laws 

liens on, bond against . 
business affairs, supervisor of administration's duties as to . 
checks by state treasurer, unpaid, disposal 
citizenship of, term defined ...... 

claims of, attorney general to collect .... 

actions for ........ 

United States, against, agent to prosecute 
classification of certain offices, etc. ..... 

commissions {see,infra, departments, etc.; Commissions, State) 
compensation to injured workmen, etc. .... 

constitutional provisions affecting (see index to state constitution, pp. 11 
contracts, appropriation adequate for, necessary 

custody of copies of certain ..... 

officer, etc., interested in, penalties 

public works, for, etc. (see L.\bor, public employees). 

state treasurer, term defined as to 
conventions, representation at .... 

conveyance of land by, breach of condition, recovery for 
See also Informations, commonwealth's lands. 

restrictions in, no time limitation on . . . 

stipulations in, enforcement ..... 

costs, liability for ....... 

debtors of, discharge of certain .... 

debt (see State Finance). 

deeds, custody ....... 

directors of divisions in government of, civil service laws, exempt from 

drains, obstruction, liability to, in tort 

economy, etc., in departments of, supervisor of administration's duties 

employees (see, infra, officers and employees). 

executions in favor of, form, etc. 

levy on land ...... 

executive, etc., boards of, state departments, in 
fees, etc., received on account of, disposition 
finances (see State Finance). 
fiscal year, appropriations, certain, to be made for 

books, etc., offices of, to be kept by 
flag, design ....... 

display ....... 

misuse, penalty ...... 

exceptions ...... 

flats, etc. (see Commonwealth Flats). 



Chapter 



Section 



to 43) 



2 


5 


264 


5 


90 


35 


30 


39 


30 


40 


29 


41 


1 


5 


1 


3 


1 


5 


1 


4 


29 


8 


29 


7 


29 


9 


30 


39,40 


29 


8 


8 


9 


266 


96 


143 


3 


30 


39, 40 


7 


6-15 


29 


32 


1 


1 


12 


4 


12 


5 


29 


62 


30 


4.5-50 



152 



69-75 



29 


26,27 


11 


10 


. 26S 


9, 10 


4 


7(32) 


6 


10, 11 


V 245 


2 


. 184 


23 


91 


37 


. 261 


14-16 


224 


44-46 


29 


41 


31 


5 


83 


9 


7 


6-8 


. 235 


22 


. 236 


26 


30 


2 


. 30 


27 


29 


12 


30 


28 


2 


5 


2 


6 


. 264 


5 


. 204 


6 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



219 



COMMONWEALTH — Continued. 
in general — Continued. 

floral emljlem .... 

foreclosed real estate of, conveyance 
foreign, etc., commerce, development 
forging, etc., note, etc., of, penalty . 

passing, penalty .... 

possession, penalty 
funds (see State Finance). 
geological formation, information as to 
government, overthrow, penalty for inciting, etc. 
great ponds, islands in, sale, etc. 
informations by ... . 

See also Informations, commonwealth's lands. , 

injuries to property by, award of damages ■ . . . , 

See also Eminent Domain. 
institutional development (see, supra, building construction, etc., for), 
insurance of property ....... 

judgments against, payment ...... 

costs, for ......... 

judgments held by, enforcement by poor debtor proceedings 
judicial, etc., office under, referee in bankruptcy excluded from 

United States judicial officers not to hold 
jurisdiction, extent ....... 

cessions to United States as affecting .... 
laborers, etc., in service of (see, infra, officers and employees). 
land damage cases against, speedy trial .... 
lands of, intrusions on, attorney general's duty . 

recovery by information ...... 

See also Informations, commonwealth's lands. 

under naAagable waters. United States, conveyance to 
See also Province Lands. 
lands, flats, etc., commercial development of Boston harbor 

management, etc. ...... 

wharves, etc., on, compensation for 

See also Commonwealth Flats. 
land takings by, governor to make, when . 

See also Eminent Domain. 
letters, official, size of paper ..... 
liability (see, infra, claims and actions against), 
maps, division of highways to make certain 
money of account ....... 

mortgages held by, assignment, discharge, foreclosure, etc. 

motor vehicles of, marking and record 

navigable waters, land under, conveyance to United States 

notes, issue by (see State Finance). 

obsolete documents, etc., of, disposal 

office hours of departments 

plates, woodcuts, of, custody . 

positions in service of, civil service laws as affecting (see Civil Service Laws) 

classification ...... 

duties of incumbents under .... 

salaries, as determined by . 

increase, procedure for obtaining 
prescriptive title against, in state highway, none 
printing for, purchase of paper 

See also Printing, State. 
prison-made articles, use in departments, institutions, etc. . 
property of, insurance forbidden, when .... 

intrusions on, attorney general's duty .... 
publications by, printing and distribution 

public works of, employment on (see Labor, pizblic employees) 
railroad crossings, grade, abolition of, assessments 

service of process ....... 



Chapter 



Section 



2 


7 


29 


37 


149 


174 


267 


7 


267 


10, 11 


267 


9 


81 


1 


264 


11 


91 


2 


245 


1-12 



79 



29 
258 
261 
224 
220 
220 
1 
1 

79 

12 

245 



91 
91 
91 

79 

30 



9-14 



30 

3 

16 

67 
12 
11 

2 

2 

34 

7 

1-12 

6 

4,9 

2 

22 



30 



81 


1 


107 


1,2 


29 


35,36 


244 


37-40 


30 


36 


1 


6 


30 


42 


30 


24 


9 


13 


30 


45 


30 


48 


30 


46 


30 


47 


81 


22 


8 


8 


127 


53-60 


29 


30 


12 


7 


5 


1 


159 


70,80 


159 


69 



220 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



COMMONWEALTH — Continued. 
in general — Concluded. 

railroads, rights as to, reser\'ed by 

taking or purchase 
records of, copying by employees, no fee 

custody ..... 

duplicate, obsolete, etc., disposal . 

ink, standard, for 

preservation, etc. 

proceedings of certain veterans' organizations to be kept as 

supervisor of administration, duties 

See also Public Record.s. 
reports, annual, state officers, by, contents, etc. . 
legislation, proposing .... 

special, may be made, when 
representative of, bonus, etc., taking, penalty 
residents, preferences to, free emplojonent offices, by 
revenue, disposition ..... 

See also State Finance. 
rules and regulations of departments, etc., filing of certain 

taking effect postponed until .... 
salaries payable by, advances on account of 

when paid ....... 

classification of positions as affecting 

increase, procedure to obtain .... 

more than one, forbidden, penalty 

term defined ....... 

sales of property of, state institution, by, itemized account 
sea, jurisdiction on ...... 

seal, custody .....••• 

design .....••- 

existing, in office of state secretary, authorized 

impression, on documents, valid .... 

misuse, penalty ....... 

securities of, transfer regulated .... 

with state treasurer, annual examination 
shore line ........ 

sinking funds (see Statk Finance). 

sovereignty, extent ...... 

special commissions, reports, drafts of proposed legislation 
pany .... 

stationery for use of, printing, etc. . 

supplies, etc., for, purchase, supervisor of administration's duties 

taxation, property of, exempt, when 

telephone and telegraph rates to 

territorial limits .... 

tide water, compensation for structures in 

rights in, management, etc. . 
title to land, certain proceedings to settle, not to affect rights of 
topographical survey, improvement .... 
treasury notes of, payment ..... 
treasury of, fraud or embezzlement by employee, penalty 

payments from, regulated ..... 
trust funds of, pa>Tnent without appropriation . 
United States, lands ceded to, concurrent jurisdiction over, etc. 
unpaid commissions, traveling expenses 

veterans in sersdce of (see Civil Service Laws; Veterjvns). 
wages, weekly payment by, when 
departments, boards, commissions, etc., accounts of, audit 

form, etc. ....... 

advances to ...... • 

appropriations for expenditures by, in advance of 

expenditures in excess of ... . 

attorney general to appear for 
blind, to purchase certain products of 



Chapter 



Section 



to accom 



160 


6.7 


160 


6,7 


30 


43 


66 


6, 7, 13, 14 


30 


42 


66 


2 


66 


1,8,9 


5 


9 


66 


1 


30 


32 


30 


33 


30 


35 


268 


10, 12 


149 


164 


29 


2 


30 


37 


30 


37 


29 


31 


29 


31 


30 


45-50 


30 


47 


30 


21, 22 


4 


7(27) 


30 


41 


1 


3 


9 


11 


2 


3 


2 


4 


2 


3 


264 


5 


29 


35 


29 


42 


1 


3 



30 


34 


30 


31 


7 


6,7 


59 


5(2) 


159 


15 


1 


3 


91 


22 


91 


2 


240 


6,26 


91 


33 


29 


18 


266 


50 


29 


18 


29 


18 


1 


7 


6 


11 


149 


148 


11 


12 


11 


8 


29 


23-25 


29 


10 


29 


26, 27 


12 


3 


69 


25 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



221 



COMMONWEALTH — Continued. 

departments, boards, commissions, etc. — Continued. 
bonds of state officers, etc., amount, fixing 
books, etc., auditor's access to 

fiscal year for ..... 
building construction by ... 

clerk, to record proceedings, etc., to designate 

public records, custody 
compensation to injured laborers, etc., agent to furnish 
confidential employees 
conflicting orders of, appeal to governor 
constitutional provisions affecting [see index to state constitution (adminis 

trative departments), p. 11]. 
contracts by, filing of copies ..... 
departments, divisions in, establishment 
executive offices, etc., placing in . 

term defined, for certain purposes 

directors of divisions in, exempt from civil service laws 

duplicate, etc., documents of, disposal 

employees in, fees for certain services forbidden, penalty 

estimates ..... 

expenditures, appropriations, in excess of 

unusual, forbidden 
expenses .... 

auditor's report as to . 

traveling, limit 
advances for 
false reports, etc., to certain, penalty 
fees received by, disposal 
heads of, accounts against, to approve, etc. 

bonds, schedule . 

civil service laws, exempt from 

substitute, designation of 
insurance by, regulated 
labor, employment by 

See also Labor, public employees, 
letterheads, uniform 
letters, official, size of paper 
lumber for, survey . 
maintenance, etc., expenses, estimates 

building construction, etc. .... 
members, bonus, etc., taking, penalty 

contracts, interest in certain, penalty 
motor vehicles, marking, etc. .... 

new employees, hiring, when unlawful 

office expenses, governor, etc., need not approve 

office furniture for, purchase .... 

office hours ....... 

officials and employees, to inform supervisor of administration as to 
organization, report to state secretary 
printing, etc., for, direction 
publications by, payment of cost 

supervisor of administration's approval . 
public records, to furnish fireproof vault for 
purchase of supplies by, changes in methods 

investigation ..... 
records, etc., of, proof .... 
removal of officers by governor, etc. 

reorganization, etc., supervisor of administration's duties 
reports, in general, supervisor of administration's approval 

annual, contents, etc. ...... 

distribution ....... 

legislation, proposing ..... 

publication ....... 



Chapter 



Section 



30 


15 


11 


11 


30 


28 


29 


7-9 


66 


6 


66 


6 


152 


75 


30 


7 


30 


5 


11 


10 


30 


3 


30 


2 


/ 29 


1 


1 30 


1 


31 


5 


30 


42 


30 


43 


29 


3-9 


29 


26,27 


29 


27 


30 


25 


11 


14 


30 


26 


29 


23 


268 


6 


30 


27 


29 


20 


30 


16 


31 


5 


30 


6 


29 


.30 


149 


25-44 


8 


8 


30 


30 


96 


1 


29 


3,4 


29 


7-9 


268 


10 


268 


10 


30 


36 


29 


26, 27 


29 


21 


8 


3, 6 


30 


24 


30 


38 


30 


4 


30 


31 


29 


28 


7 


9 


66 


11 


7 


7 


7 


6 


233 


76 


30 


9 


7 


8 


7 


9 


30 


32 


5 


7 


30 


33 


5 


6 



222 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



COMMONWEALTH — Continued. 

departments, boards, commissions, etc. — Concluded. 
reports — Concluded. 

special, may make, when 
See also Public Documents. 
rules and regulations of, conflicting 
filing of certain . 

taking effect postponed until 
salary increases regulated 

stationery for ... 

supplies, etc., for, purchase 

accounting 
temporary' heads of, designation 
tenure of governor's appointees 
transfers on books . 
traveling, etc., expense^ . 

unpaid commissions, of 
vacancies in offices, filling 
wages, weekly payment, by 
workmen's compensation, agents for 
See also, infra, officers and employees. 
claims and actions against, in general: 

claimant, oath may be required of 

jurisdiction .... 

petition to enforce 

attorney general, to be served on 
auditor or master, appointment 
contents ..... 
decision, satisfaction of 
judgment, offer of, laws applicable 

petitioner, for 

warrant by governor for payment 

state, for 
jury, to be tried without . 
land damage cases against, speedy trial 
limitation of actions, laws applicable to 
service on state secretary .... 
set-off and recoupment, laws applicable to . 

superior court jurisdiction 

supreme judicial court, law questions to 
tender, laws applicable to ... 

trial and venue ..... 

bond, etc., companies, relative to deposits of 
insurance companies, recovery of funds deposited by 
land takings and injuries .... 

speedy trial of suits ..... 

mortgages, to redeem ..... 

state highways, defects in, for .... 

writs of entry ...... 

institutions of, blind, di-vision of, to purchase from 
books, accounts, etc., kept at . 

contents ....... 

fiscal year ....... 

building con-struction for (see, supra, in general, building construction 

for), 
commitment of wife, etc., to, not to pauperize 
eight hour law as affecting 
land of, taking by eminent domain, regulated 
letters, official, size of paixjr 
nurseries of forest trees at . . . 

oflBce at, for books, accounts, etc. 
sales of property, itemized account of 



Chapter 



30 



Section 



35 



etc. 



30 


5 


30 


37 


30 


37 


29 


27 


8 


6 


30 


31 


8 


3, 6 


8 


11 


30 


6 


30 


8 


29 


29 


30 


25,26 


6 


11 


30 


10 


149 


148 


152 


75 


29 


61 


212 


3 


258 


1 


258 


1.2 


258 


1 


258 


2 


258 


1 


258 


3,4 


258 


2 


258 


3 


258 


3 


258 


4 


258 


2 


79 


34 


258 


5 


258 


1 


258 


2 


212 


3 


258 


1 


258 


2 


258 


2 


258 


2 


174 


2 


175 


185 


79 


9-14 


79 


34 


244 


40 


81 


18 


237 


2 


69 


25 


30 


29 


30 


29 


30 


28 


116 


4 


149 


36 


79 


5 


30 


30 


132 


9 


30 


29 


30 


41 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



223 



Service Laws). 



COMMONWEALTH — Continued. Chapter 

institutions of — Concluded. 

settlement, confinement in, as affecting . . . . . . .116 

treasurers, etc., appointment ......... 31 

trespass on land, etc., of, penalty ......... 266 

weighing, etc., devices in, testing ........ 98 

See also Insane, Feeble Minded and Epileptic Persons; Penal and Re- 

FORMATOKY INSTITUTIONS. 

officers and employees, in general: 
bonds, amount, how fixed 
bonus, etc., taking, etc., penalties 
civil service laws as affecting (see Civil 
classification 

appeals .... 

duties of incumbents under 

limitations and definitions 

rules and regulations 

salaries, as determined by 

increase, procedure for obtaining 
constitutional provisions affecting [see index to state constitution (officers, 

offices, p. 34)]. 
expenditures by, in excess of appropriations, forbidden 
fees for ser\^ces in office hours, not to receive, penalty 
full time, governor may require ...... 

information to supervisor relative to .... . 

list, by supervisor of administration ..... 

mechanics' liens, security against, to take .... 

official authority, etc., improper use of, penalties 

political contributions as affecting, penalties .... 

prisons, etc., in (see Penal and Reformatory Institutions). 

quo warranto proceedings against ........ 249 

retirement (see Retirement Systems and Pensions). 
salaries, advances on account 

classification as affecting . 

increa.se, procedure . 

more than one forbidden, penalty 

payment 
sale of land to state, not to act as agent or attorney in, penalty 

traveling expenses ....... 

witness fees in certain cases, receipt by^ penalty 
employees, classification, supervisor of administration's duties 
day work, basis for laborers, etc. ..... 

injured, compensation to ..... . 

laborers, workmen, etc., in service of, compensation to injured, etc. 
retirement of certain (see Retirement Systems and Pensions). 
salaries, maximum and minimum, fixing 
scrub women, certain, pensions 
vacations, standardization 
weekly payment of wages to 

See also Civil Service Laws; Labor, public employees. 
officers, appropriations for, expenditures in advance of 
bonds, approval before issue of commission 
examination 
new, required, when 

removal for failure to file 
reimbursement for premiums 
schedule authorized . 
militia officers 
commissions, bond to precede issue of 

constitutional provisions as to (see index to state constitution, pp. 11 

to 43). 
delivery to appointee ......... 30 



Section 

5 

42 

123 

33 



30 


15 


. 268 


9, 10 


30 


45 


30 


49 


30 


48 


30 


50 


30 


46 


30 


46 


30 

5. 


47 


29 


26, 27 


30 


43 


30 


23 


30 


38 


7 


10 


30 


39 


r 55 


28-31 


• 1 56 


61, 64 


/ 55 


9-15 


• I 56 


56, 59-61 



12 





29 


31 




30 


45-50 




30 


47 




30 


21, 22 




29 


31 


y 


30 


44 




( ' 


10, 11 




■ \ 30 


25.26 




262 


56-58 




7 


8 




149 


42 




152 


69-75 


etc. . 


152 


69-75 


)• 


7 


8 




32 


74 




7 


8 




149 


148 




29 


10 




30 


14 




30 


18 




30 


18 




30 


19 




30 


17 




30 


16 




33 


78 




30 


14 



12 



224 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



file, effect 



COMMONWEALTH — CondwUd. 

officers and employees — Concluded. 
officers — Concluded. 

commissions — Concluded. 
fee for certain . 
return, if oath not taken 
governor, appointed by, bond, failure to 
removal .... 

tenure .... 

oath, before whom 

failure to take, effect 
survival of actions 
vacancies, filling . 
COMMONWEALTH FLATS. 
management, etc. 
taxation ..... 

COMMONWEALTH'S FLATS IMPROVEMENT FUND. 

Port of Boston Fund, succeeded by ..... . 

COMMUTATION EXCISE TAX ON STREET RAILWAYS, ETC. 

See T.'\JCATiox, corporations, of. 
COMMUTATION OF SENTENCE. 

See Pardons. 
COMMUTATION TICKETS. 

issue l)y carriers ......... 

See also Railroads, rates and fares. 
COMPASS. 

See Surveying of Land. 
COMPENSATION FOR INJURED EMPLOYEES. 

See \\'orkmen's Compensation. 
COMPETITION, SUPPRESSION OF. 

See Restraint of Trade. 
COMPLAINTS. 

See Indictments and Compl.^ints. 
COMPOSITION PROCEEDINGS. 

insolvency, in case of ........ 

See also Bankruptcy and Insolvency. 
COMPOUNDING FELONY. 

penalty . . . . . . . . . - . 

COMPRESSED AIR. 

boats propelled by, use in pursuit of wild fowl .... 

See also Pneum.\tic Pressure. 
COMPRESSED AIR TANKS. 

See Air Tanks. 
COMPROMISES. 

estates of deceased persons, authorization ..... 

executors, guardians, trustees, etc., by ..... 

fiduciaries, certain, by ....... . 

guardians and conservators, by . 
wills, of (see Wills). 
CONCEALMENT. 

bastard child, by mother 
cause of action, limitation as affecting 
decedent's estate, probate proceedings 
felony, penalty .... 

insolvency i^roceedings, in . 
mortgaged personalty 
indictment for, form 
residence, to evade taxation, penalty 
stolen property, penalty 

indictment for, essential allegations 
form ..... 

ward's property, recovery . 
wills, penalty, etc. 

probate proceedings to recover 



Chapter 



30 
30 
30 
30 
30 
30 
30 
228 
30 

91 
59 

91 



159 



216 

268 
131 



Section 



13 
12 
19 
9 
8 
11 
12 
14 
10 

2 
5(2) 



18 



150-169 

36 

57 



204 






13-18 


204 






13-18 


204 






13-18 


201 






37 


272 






22,23 


260 






12 


215 






44 


268 






36 


216 


71. 


82, 


106, 136 


266 






82 


277 


Forms 


p. 2S25 


59 






90 


266 






60-62 


277 






42 


277 


Forms 


p. 2828 


201 






48 


266 






39 


191 






14 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



225 



CONCEPTION. 

drugs, etc., for prevention, penalty for sale, etc 
search warrants for .... 

See also Pregnancy. 
CONCERTS. 

See Theatrical Exhibitions, Shows and Amusements. 
CONCILIATION. 

See Conciliation and Arbitration. 
CONCILIATION AND ARBITRATION, 

industrial disputes, of .......... 

local boards, constitution and powers of ...... . 

See also Labor and Industries, Department of, conciliation and arbitration, 
board of; Strikes and Lockouts. 
CONCILIATION AND ARBITRATION, BOARD OF. 

See Labor and Industries, Department of, conciliation and arbitration, 
board of. 
CONCORD. 

congressional district, fifth, in . 
district court of central Middlesex held at 
medical examiner district, sixth Middlesex, in 
senatorial district, fifth Middlesex, in . 
CONCORD RIVER. 

water supply, certain laws as to, not to apply, when 
CONDITIONAL CONTRACTS. 

how pleaded ....... 

CONDITIONAL SALES. 

fixtures, of, recording ..... 

furniture, etc., of, requirements .... 

foreclosure ....... 

heating apparatus, etc., recording 
lien of vendee, priority, to have, when 
plumbing goods, etc., of, recording 
property held on, sale, concealment, etc., of, penalty 
recording required, when 
redemption in case of default 
rolling stock of railroads, etc. 
payment, acknowledgment of 
recording 
CONDITIONAL SENTENCES. 

general provisions ...... 

CONDITIONS. 

real estate, affecting, entry for breach of, proceedings 
right not defeated by descent, etc. 
limitation in time ...... 

CONDUCTORS. 

railroad, etc., assault, etc., on, penalty 

arrest, etc. ....... 

See also Railroads, employees; Street Railways, employees. 
CONDUITS. 

electric, installation of, licensing ........ 

electricity, for transmission of (see Electricity, lines for the transmission of) 
poles, wires, etc., taxation ..... 

ways, certain, in, not subject to certain laws 
CONFECTIONERY. 

adulteration, agent, act of, as act of principal, when 
certain, of, term defined ..... 

dealer, prosecution of, regulated, guaranty 
delivery, sale, etc., penalized, when . 
guarantor, notice, etc., to ... . 

guaranty, prosecution of dealer having, regulated 
to protect dealer, when .... 

health, local boards of, to enforce certain laws . 
hearing as to, regulated ..... 

laws as to, certain, how enforced, rules, etc. 



Chapter 


Section 


272 


20,21 


276 


1(9) 



150 
150 



279 



141 



3 
9 



57 


1 


218 


1 


38 


1 


57 


3 


111 


166, 168 


231 


7 (12), (33) 


184 


13 


255 


12 


255 


13 


184 


13 


255 


35 


184 


13 


266 


87 


184 


13 


255 


11 


159 


55 


159 


56 


159 


55.56 



10 



184 


19 


184 


20 


184 


23 


159 


104 


159 


93, 94, 104 



59 


18(5) 


85 


9 


94 


195 


94 


186, 187 


94 


193, 194 


94 


191 


94 


188, 189 


94 


193, 194 


94 


193 


94 


192 


94 


189 


94 


192 



226 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CONFECTIONEHY — Concluded. 
adulteration — Concluded. 

manufacture, etc., penalty .... 

prosecution of dealer, regulated, guaranty 

publication of finding of department, etc. . 

public health department to enforce certain laws, rules, etc. 

samples, collection of certain, regulated 

examination of certain, regulated, complaints 
alcohol, containing, penalty for sale 
arsenic, containing, penalty for sale 
misbranding of certain, term defined . 
sale on Lord's day, when permitted 
CONFESSION. 



Chapter 



Section 



conviction, in relation to 



94 


190 


94 


193, 194 


94 


194 


94 


192 


94 


188 


94 


189 


270 


8 


270 


10 


94 


187 


136 


6,7 


263 


6 


264 


4 



CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS. 

Sec Evidence. 
CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEES. . 

appointment by state officers ......... 30 

CONFINING, ETC. 

penalty, etc. ............ 265 



stealing, etc., for purpose of, penalty ....... 

CONGESTION OF POPULATION. 

See Homesteads; also index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 43. 
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS. 

division of state into .......... 

CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES. 

harbors, appropriations for, division of waterways and public lands may apply 

to, for . 
representatives in, election . 

certificate .... 

designation on ballot . 
districts .... 

expenses .... 

federal law to govern 
failure to elect, special 
precepts for, fee for service . 
record of vote, transmission, etc. 
vacancy, special . 
senators in, election . 

certificate .... 

expenses .... 

federal law to govern 
failure to elect, special 
record of vote, transmission . 
vacancy, special . 
See also index to federal constitution 
tion, pp. 11 to 43. 
CONNECTICUT. 

witnessc--, summoning to testify in . ■ . 
CONNECTICUT RIVER. 

alewives, taking in .... . 

care of waters and banks .... 

shad, taking in . 

structures in, legislative grants, under, supervision 
licensing ...... 

nuisances, when ..... 

unlawful, etc., not legalized 
sur\'ey and record ..... 

water supply, certain laws as to, not to apply 
CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS. 

burial privilege, military, barred from . 
civil service laws, not preferred under . 
soldiers relief, barred from .... 

state aid, etc., not entitled to . 



pp. 1 to 10, and index to state constitu- 



of construction 



265 



57 



233 



26, 27 
21 



91 


36 


54 


62, 153 


54 


116 


54 


42 


67 


1 


55 


1 


55 


3 


54 


140 


262 


13 


54 


112 


54 


140 


54 


62, 152 


54 


116 


55 


1 


55 


3 


,54 


139 


54 


112 


54 


139 



12 



1.30 


48 


91 


10 


130 


48 


91 


20 


91 


12-18 


91 


12, 23 


91 


28 


91 


32 


111 


166, 168 


115 


21 


31 


21 


115 


21 


115 


14 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



227 



CONSCIOUS SUFFERING PRECEDING DEATH. 

recovery for, in actions for death ..... 

See also Deaths, actions for. 
CONSERVATION, DEPARTMENT OF. 
in general: 

organization ......... 

supervision by commissioner ...... 

tests for, by public health department .... 
advisory council, how constituted ..... 

state forests, powers and duties as to 
commissioner, in general: 

appointment and salary ...... 

executive head of department, to be . 

director of a division, to be . . » . 

powers and duties, in general ...... 

annual report of, animal industry, acts of director of, in . 
forester, state, acts of, in . 
lobster licenses, statement as to 
state fire warden's report, in .... . 

bams, etc., unsanitary condition of, division of dairying, etc 

to 

birds, wild, killing, etc., of, certificate for, by . 

close season, governor's proclamation creating, publication, etc 

fish ways in dams, regulation of certain 

forestry, gifts in aid of ...... 

pheasants, open season for, declaration, etc. 
reforestation, etc., land purchases for .... 

reservations for birds and animals .... 

rules and regulations by, state forests, as to . 

salmon, rules, etc., for taking ..... 

screening of certain ponds and rivers .... 

state forests ........ 

streams, discharge of waste material into 
divisions, to consist of certain ...... 

directors in charge of, advisory council, to act as 

commissioner to serve as one ..... 

animal industry, in general: 

clerk to keep records, certify documents, etc. 

copies, etc., certified by, evidence, as . 

definitions ........ 

records of, certification, etc. ..... 

copies as evidence ...... 

director, in general: 

aid to, sheriffs, etc., by . 

annual report of acts of ..... 

appointment, etc., and salary .... 

experts, clerical assistants, etc., may appoint . 
interference with, penalty ..... 

witnesses before ....... 

powers and duties, in general ..... 

bams, etc., unsanitary, report by public health department 
clerk, to keep records, etc., designation 
contagious diseases among animals, notice to, penalties 
demonstration sheep farms ..... 

diseased animals seized under search warrant . 
entry on premises ...... 

food, infected ....... 

fomis for records, etc., making .... 

horses, etc., killing, etc., licensees' reports as to infected 
hospitals and quarantine stations, establishment, etc. 
inspectors, local ....... 

justices of the peace, to have certain powers of 
killing of infected animals ..... 

quarantine of infected animals .... 



Chapter 
. 229 



Section 
6.7 



to 



report 



to 



21 


1-10 


21 


1 


111 


15 


21 


1 


132 


30-32 


21 


2 


/ 21 


1,3 


1 131 


2 


21 


3 


21 


3 


129 


38 


132 


4 


130 


1D6 


48 


28 


128 


13 


131 


19 


131 


31 


130 


17 


1.32 


2 


131 


43 


132 


10 


131 


69, 70, 73 


132 


34 


130 


56 


1.30 


21 


132 


30-34 


130 


16 


21 


1 


21 


1 


21 


3 


129 


4 


129 


10 


129 


1 


129 


4 


129 


10 


129 


6 


129 


38 


21 


9 


21 


10 


129 


7 


129 


10 


129 


2-36 


111 


16 


129 


4 


129 


28,36 


128 


10 


276 


3 


129 


7 


94 


146, 148 


129 


3,25 


111 


154 


129 


8 


129 


15-26, 30 


129 


10 


129 


11-14, 27, 28. 31 



129 21,22,24.27.28,30 



228 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CONSERVATION, DEPARTMENT OF — Continued. Chapter 

divisions — Continued. 

animal industry — Concluded. 
director — Concluded. 

powers and duties — Concluded. 
rules and regulations, by 
copies, certification of 
evidence, as . 
inspectors, to 
enforcement by inspectors 
penalties for violation 
publication and recording 
fisheries and game, in general: 
expenses, etc. . 

experts, wardens and assistants, emplojTnent, etc. 
director, in general: 

appointment, salary, etc. 
powers and duties, animals 

arbitrator as to exclusive fishing in certain ponds, appointment 

arrests without warrant ...... 



bass, black, issuance, etc., of licenses to buy, sell, etc., certain 
birds ........ 

brooks, stocking with food fish, regulations, penalties 
cold storage of fish ..... 

constables, certain powers of, to have 
dealers in game, licenses, is.sue and revocation . 
deer, report of kUling, etc., to ... 

dogs chasing deer, killing of, when . 
fences, etc., pulling down, may arrest for 
firearms, unlawful possession, etc., by aliens 
fish ways, construction, regulation, etc. . 

forest fires ....... 

great ponds, notice of occupation, posting, etc. 

occupation of certain, to cultivate fish . 

stocking with food fish, regulations, etc. 
lists to city and town clerks 
hunting and fishing certificates, blanks for, furnishing 

registration certificates 
importation of certain birds, permits for . 
inspection, display for, of fish, etc., illegally taken, etc., demand 
arrest, etc. ...... 

investigations by . 

laws, enforcement ..... 

lobsters ....... 



mill pond, in Yarmouth, occupation, etc. ..... 

non-resident licensees carrying game, etc., from state, information by, to 
oysters, laws as to, arrest without warrant of violators of 

publication of notice of proscripted territory 
perch, pike, search for, seizure and sale of certain 
pheasants, killing, etc., of, doing damage, report to . 
police officers, powers of, to have .... 

private property, entry on, etc. .... 

public waters, introduction of fi.sh, etc., into, approval 
rabbits, penriits to trap, issue, when 

rearing of game, etc., for food, etc., licenses for, tags, etc. 
records, old, etc., destruction .... 

reservations for l>irds or game, hearings as to, regulations, etc. 
returns, annual, to, as to catches of fish, etc. 
salmon fry in Merrimack river, protection 



Section 



129 


2,8 


129 


4 


129 


10 


129 


5 


129 


8, 18 


129 


18, 30, 34 


129 


5 


21 


6 


21 


7 


21 


6 


131 


2 


130 


33 


48 


15 


1.30 


5, 8, 9, 12, 129 


131 


18 


266 


105 


1.30 


65 


131 


2 


1.30 


15 


94 


81 


1.30 


4 


131 


86, 87 


131 


62, 63 


131 


65 


266 


105 


131 


17, 18 


130 


17-19 


48 


15 


130 


9 


130 


26 


130 


25 


1.30 


28 


131 


15 


131 


4 


131 


11-14 


131 


40 



130 8 

130 11, 109 

1.30 2, 4 

130 92, 93, 98, 101, 102, 
104, 106, 109, 112, 
113, 148 



130 
131 
130 
130 
130 
131 
1.30 
1.30 
1.30 
131 
131 
130 
131 
130 
130 



29 

13 

129 

142 

62 

44 

4 

22 

78 

49 

82, 83, 87 

10 

70-72 

106, 148 

57 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



229 



CONSERVATION, DEPARTMENT OF — Continued. 
divisions — Continued. 

fisheries and game — Concluded. 
director — Conclude'^ . 

powers and duties — Concluded. 

scallops, close season for, modification, etc. 

taking and sale, regulation, penalty .... 
scientific purposes, taking of fish for .... 

search and seizure of fish, etc., illegally taken, etc. 

shellfish, taking from contaminated waters, prohibition 
smelts, search for and seizure of, and apparatus, when, sale, libel 

taking in great ponds, regulation, penalty 
stocking waters with food fish, regulations, etc. 

lists to city and town clerks ..... 

streams, tidal bounds, etc., recommendation to governor . 
tags, to be affixed to certain game sold for food, furnishing of, reports 
etc. ........ 

traps, forfeiture and sale of certain 

trout ......... 

turkeys, wild, importation of, permits 
wardens, etc., carrying revolver, etc., by, authorization 
fish and game wardens and deputies, in general: 

appointment ....... 

retirement of incapacitated ..... 

powers and duties, animals ..... 

arrests by, for setting, etc., certain fires . 

arrests without warrant . . . . . 

badge, regulated ....... 

birds ......... 

constables, certain powers of, to have 

dogs chasing deer, killing, when .... 

fences, arrests for pulling down .... 

firearms, unlawful possession by aliens, arrest, search warrant, etc 
forest fires ....... 

inspection, display for, of fish, etc., illegally taken, etc., demand, arrest 
etc., by warden ..... 

laws, fish and game, enforcement 

lobster meat, place of sale, etc., inspection 

lobsters, search for and seizure, when 

non-resident licensees, carrying game from state, information by, to 

oysters, laws as to, arrest without warrant of violators, when 

perch, pike, search for, seizure and sale of certain 

police officers, powers of, to have 

reservations for birds or game 

revolvers, etc., wardens may carry, when 

search for and seizure of fish, etc., illegally taken 

smelts, search for and seizure of, and apparatus, when, sale, libel 
state fire warden, reports to, by . . . 

traps, confiscation of certain, sale, etc. 
See also Bird Wardens. 
fish, state inspector of, appointment, etc. 

deputies, may appoint ..... 

fish, to enforce certain laws as to, regulations, etc. 
wardens, local, appointment .... 

cities and towns to recommend and pay 
forestry, director, appointment, salary, etc. 

state forester, designated as ... . 

experts, employees, expenses .... 

state fire warden, in general : 

appointment ...... 

assistants to, appointment by state forester 



Chapter 



Section 



1.30 


82 


130 


79,83 


130 


14 


130 


6, 7, 62, 74, 102, 




112, 113 


1.30 


137, 138, 142 


130 


74 


130 


68 


130 


28 


131 


15 


130 


40 


131 


83,85 


131 


54 


130 


52-55 


131 


41 


130 


2 


21 


7 


32 


2 


131 


2 


48 


15 


' 130 


5, 8, 9, 12, 129 


131 


18 


[266 


105 


130 


2, 3 


131 


2 


130 


4 


131 


65 


266 


105 


131 


18 


130 


9 


1.30 


8 


130 


2.4 


130 


98 


130 


102, 112, 113 


131 


13 


130 


129 


130 


62 


1.30 


4 


131 


72 


130 


2 


130 


6, 7, 62, 74, 102, 




112, 113 


130 


74 


130 


9 


131 


54 


21 


8 


21 


8 


94 


81 


21 


7 


21 


7 


21 


4 


21 


4 


21 


5 


21 


5 


4IS 


28 



230 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CONSERVATION, DEPARTMENT OF — Concluded. Chapter 

divisions — Concluded. 
forestry — Concluded. 

state fire warden — Concluded. 

powers and duties, arrests for setting, etc., certain fires 
fish and game wardens, reports by, to . 

forest fires, prevention, reports as to, commissioner's annual report, in 
forest wardens, etc., to aid and advise 
report to state forester .... 
state forester, in general: 

agents, etc., of, entry on land by 

interference with, penalty . 
annual report by commissioner 
assistant, appointment, powers and duties 
interference with, penalty 

plant pest control division, to co-operate with, penalty 
powers and duties, in general 
advice to private owners 
arrests for setting, etc., certain fires 
classification of forest lands 
distribution of seeds, etc. 
entry on land to suppress certain moths . 
fires, for suppressing certain moths, to regulate 
forest fires, observation towers for, construction 
reports as to . 

state aid to towns ..... 

forest wardens, appointment .... 

conventions . . 

reports by, to . 
investigations, as to 

payment for ..... 

gypsy and brown tail moths .... 

investigations, results of, etc., publication 
local moth superintendents, supervision, etc. 
Massachusetts agricultural college, course in forestry 
nurseries at state institutions .... 

prisoners, employment l)y, for reforestation, etc. 
public domains, municipal .... 

reforestation, etc., lands acquired for 

rules and regulations by, gypsy, etc., moth suppression, as to 

penalty for violations 
slash, clearing, etc. .... 

spark arresters on certain appliances 
state fire warden, as-sistants, to designate 

reports by, to . 
state forests . . / . 

white pine blister rust, penalty 
wood or lumber operations, inspection by 
CONSERVATORS. 

See Gu.\RDi.\.N-s a.vd Conservators; Peace. 
CONSIDERATION. 

antecedent debt as constituting (see Antecedent Debt). 

betting, gaming, etc., effect ......... 

marriage as, writing, etc., required ........ 

recovery of money for failure of, sales act as affecting ..... 

statute of frauds, as affecting ......... 

See also Contracts; Corporations, in general, transfers of stock; Negoti.\ble 
Instruments. 
CONSIGNEE. 

advance to, lien for ........... 

lien, advances by ........... 

dissolution by bond .......... 

expenses attending shipment, etc., for, preserved ..... 

See also Liens. 



Section 



48 


15 


130 


9 


132 


4 


48 


28 


48 


28 


132 


8 


1.32 


12 


1.32 


4 


48 


15, 19, 22, 28 


132 


12 


128 


22,29 


132 


1 


132 


6 


48 


15 


61 


3, 9, 13, 17-22 


132 


9, 10, .35, 36 


132 


11 


48 


14 


48 


23 


•48 


25 


40 


11 


48 


24 


48 


8 


1.32 


3 


48 


25 


1.32 


37 


132 


3 


1.32 


1, 8, 11-19, 29 


1.32 


6 


132 


13 


1.32 


1 


132 


9 


127 


84 


45 . 


21, 22 


132 


5, 10 


132 


11 


1.32 


12 


48 


18, 19 


48 


21, 22 


48 


28 


48 


28 


132 


31-33 


128 


22, 23, 29 


48 


19 



137 
259 
106 
259 



3 

1 

59 

2 



104 


4.5 


104 


2,3 


255 


32, 33 


104 


6 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



231 



CONSIGNEE — Concluded. 

pledge or deposit by, effect ••••.... 

pledging, fraudulent, of merchandise or negotiable paper by, penalty 

sales by, validity •■••-..... 

term defined, bills of lading, as to 

See also Agents; Bills of Lading; Factors; Sales of Personal Property 
CONSIGNOR. 

bills of lading, term defined as to . 

owner of goods, treated as, when •■.... 

CONSPIRACY. 

district courts excluded from jurisdiction as to . 

indictment for, forms ••..... 



persuasion, peaceful, legal when not 
restraint of trade, in (see Restraint of Trade). 
See also specific titles. 
CONSTABLES. 

See Sheriffs, Deputy Sheriffs and Constables. 
CONSTITUTION, STATE. 

amendments to, proposed, copies, to voters 
posting .... 
polls, at . . . 

registrars, transmission to 
cumulative index, in 
engrossment .... 
publication in blue book . 
record of votes cast on, transmission 
submission to voters, counting of votes, blanks, etc., use of 

paid advocacy by public officers forbidden, penalty 

See also Elections, questions submitted to voters; 
Referendum. 

blue book, to be printed in ...... 

registration, applicant for, to read . . . . . 

See also index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 4.3. 
CONSTITUTION, UNITED STATES, OF. 

amendments to, opinion of voters on . 

See also index to federal constitution, pp. 1 to 10. 
CONSTRUCTION OF LAWS. 

See Statutes. 
CONSULS. 

marriage, solemnization by ...... 

See also Ambassadors, Ministers and Consuls. 
CONSUMPTION. 

See Tuberculosis. 
CONSUMPTIVES, TRUSTEES OF HOSPITALS FOR. 

succeeded by public health department . . . , 

See also Public Health, Department of. 
CONTAGIOUS DISEASES. 

See Animals; Diseases. 
CONTEMPT. 

commitment for 

county commissioners may punish for 

habeas corpus proceedings, in 

insolvency courts may punish for 

probate courts may punish for 

service of process in case of 
district courts, in . 

trial justices may punish for 

witness, non-attendance 
CONTINGENT INTERESTS. 

guardian or conservator may obtain release of, when 

will, arbitration, etc., in relation to, protection of . 
CONTINGENT REMAINDERS. 

alienation, subject to ..... 



Chapter 




Section 


. 104 




4,5 


. 266 




88 


104 




1 


. 108 

r ^ 




50 


. 108 




50 


104 




2,3 


. 218 




26 


. 277 


Forms, 


pp. 2825, 
2829 


. 149 




24 







54 






54 






54 

54 

5 

3 

5 

54 

54 

f 55 

1 56 


Initiative 


AND 


5 

51 



53 



207 



111 



48 

49 

65 

49 

5 

24 

2 

112 

104 

31 

64 



2 
44 



18 



43,46 



67 



220 


14 


34 


13 


248 


27,31 


216 


9 


215 


34,57 


220 


14 


218 


5 


219 


9 


233 


5 


201 


44 


204 


16, 17 



184 



232 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



on 



CONTINGENT REMAINDERS — Concluded. 
conveyance of estates, subject to 
effect ....... 

eminent domain takings of land encumbered by 
not defeated by act of present holder, except, etc. 
CONTINUANCES OF CIVIL ACTIONS. 

absent defendants, in case of . . . 

agreement, by . 

trial not Ix'fore certain day, for 
costs as condition of . 
defective ser\'ice, upon .... 

district courts, in .... . 

executor, etc., against, pending insolvency 
trustee process, pending .... 

CONTINUATION SCHOOLS. 

general provisions ...... 

See also Schools, public. 
CONTINUOUS CONSOLIDATION OF THE LAWS. 
provisions for ....... 

See also Statutes. 
CONTINUOUS SERVICE. 

term defined, retirement systems and pensions, as to 
CONTRACT, ACTIONS OF. 

absent co-defendant in . . . 

prosecution against those served 
new action against others 
answers, forms for certain . 
assessment of damages by clerk, when 
assumpsit, etc., included in 
assurance fund, land registration, against 
covenant included in . 
debt included in .... 

default of one or more defendants, judgment 

separate execution of . . . 

division of personal actions, constitutes 
encumbrances on real estate, for removal 
forms for declarations 
gaming, etc., recovery of money lost in 
includes what ..... 
joinder of parties, labor, plaintiff suing for 

obligors on certain written 
judgments, on . 
jurisdiction, district courts, of 

municipal court of Boston, of 

superior court, of . 
limitation 

See also Limitation of Actions. 
penal sum for breach, recovery of judgment and execution for 
personal action, declared to be . 
railroads, against, extinguishment of fires, for 
recognizance for debt, on . 
rent, recovery in, part of land demised, for 
set-off in . 
small claims procedure 

speedy trial of certain 

tender of amount due on 
tort action, non-joinder with 
See also Actions, Civil; CoNTnACTs; Pleading in Civil Actions; Practice 
IN Civil Actions. 
CONTRACTS. 
in general: 

ante-nuptial ............ 

See also Husband and Wife. 
fal.se pretences, obtaining release, alteration, etc., of, by . 



Chapter 


Section 


. 183 


49-51 


184 


3 


. 79 


24-26 


. 184 


10, 11 


. 227 


4 


. 231 


73 


. 231 


78 


. 261 


18 


. 223 


84 


. 218 


38 


. 198 


31 


. 246 


35 



71 



32 



21-26 



51-55 



1, 20, 26 



227 


14 


227 


15 


227 


15 


231 


147, Forms 27-39 


235 


5 


231 


1 


185 


101-108 


231 


1 


231 


1 


235 


6 


235 


7 


231 


1 


184 


22 


231 


147, Forms 1-10 


137 


1, 2 


231 


1 


231 


2 


231 


4 


235 


14, 19 


218 


19 


2.18 


19, 54 


212 


3-5 


260 


1-20 


2.35 


9-13 


231 


1 


160 


241 


256 


8 


186 


5,8 


232 


1-11 


218 


21-25 


212 


16 


231 


59 


232 


12-14 


231 


7(6) 



209 
266 



13, 25-27, 29 
33 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



233 



contract by deceased 



CONTRACTS — Concluded. 
in general — Concluded. 

gaming, void, when ...... 

husband and wife, between, certain, not authorized 

See also Husband and Wife. 
insurance, of (see Assessment Insurance; Insurance) 
marriage contracts, etc., certain laws not to affect 
married women, of, capacity established 
husband, with, certain not authorized 
husband's liability .... 

joint liability for nece.ssaries 

separate property liable for . 

suits on ..... . 

metric system, table of equivalents for use in 
non-negotiable, certain, Saturday, performance on 
payment of money, for, damages on . 
performance, daylight saving law as affecting 

Sunday or holiday, on day after . 
restraint of trade, in (see Restraint of Tr.^de) 
sale of goods, for (see Sales of Personal Property) 
specific performance of, equity, in, real estate 
person ...... 

sale of goods ...... 

spendthrift, of, when void .... 

wagering, recovery of payments, etc., under 
writing required, when (see Frauds, Statute of). 
year, performance deferred for, statute of frauds, within 
joint contractors, absent, one or more, action as affecting 
service of process on . 
death, estate liable ..... 

default and trial, judgment on ... 

separate executions ..... 

insolvency, discharge of one, effect . 
joint and several, when treated as . 
judgment against contractors within commonwealth 

new action in case of . 
limitation of actions as affecting 
public, bonus, etc., to officers in connection with, penalt 
militia, officers ...... 

cities and towns, of, copies filed with city, etc., clerk 
purposes authorized ..... 

county, of, regulated ..... 

foreign corporations, of, validity not affected by certain omissions 

interest of officials in, penalties 

larceny, subject of . 

prison (see Penal and Reformatory Institutions) 

public officers, with, death, resignation, etc., effect 

public works, for, contents 

eight hour day, provisions as to 
state, copies to be filed with state auditor 
perm.anent, forl^idden .... 

V security from contractor, when 

state treasurer, term defined as to 
See also Commonwealth. 
See also Assessment Insurance; Bills of Lading 

Sales; Contract, Actions of; Frauds, Statute of; Insitr- 
ance; Limitation of Actions; Lo.^ns; Negotiable Instru- 
ments; Sales of Person.il Property; Warehouse Receipts; 
Weights and Measures. 
CONTRIBUTION. 

corporations, certain, stockholders, among ....... 

devisees and legatees, among ......... 

debts, property taken for . . . . . . ... 

dower or curte.sy, property taken for ....... 



Chapter 

, 137 
. 209 



209 

209 

209 

209 

209 

209 

209 

99 

107 

107 

4 

4 



les 



Bonds; Condition.\l 



204 
106 
201 
1.37 

259 

227 

223 

197 

235 

235 

216 

227 

227 

227 

260 

268 

33 

41 

40 

34 

181 

268 

266 

228 

149 

149 

11 

29 

30 

4 



Section 

3 
2 



13 
2 
2 

8-10 
7 
9 
6 

2 

14 

10, 12 

10 

9 



1 

57 

10 

4,5 



14, 



1 

15 

32 

8 

6 

7 

98 

15 

15 

15 

15-17 

9-12 

88, 89 

17 

4 

17 

5 

9-12 

26 

14 
25, 26 
34 
10 
27 
39 
7 (32) 



/ 156 


35 


\l.58 


45 


191 


25-30 


191 


26 


191 


30 



234 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CONTRIBUTION — Coiicluded. 

de^sees and legatees — Concluded. 

insolvency, effect ..... 
marshalling assets in accordance with will 
omitted, etc., child, share of, to provide 
devisee, etc., treated as . . . 

equity suits for ..... 

heirs, devisees, etc., pajinent of claims 

insurance company directors, between, when 

ship owners, cost of removing wrecks . 
CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE. 

affirmative defence, when .... 

guest, of, defence to innholder 

liability of railroad, as affecting . 
CONTROVERSIES. 

arbitration ...... 

See also Arbitr.\tion and Award. 
CONVENTIONS. 

political, etc. (see Elections). 

state representation at ... . 

term defined, election laws, in . 
CONVERSION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY. 

actions for, answers in^ form 

form of declaration .... 

See also Pleading in Civil Actions; Practice in Civii 
limitation of certain .... 

sheriffs, etc., against, limitation 
sur\'ival . ..... 

bills of lading, as affecting negotiation of 

buyer of goods may bring suit for, when 

mortgagee of chattels, may sue, when . 

negotiable instruments, as affecting negotiation of 

See also Tort, actions of 
CONVEYANCE OF REAL ESTATE. 

general provisions ....... 

See also Re.^l Property, alienation, conveyance by deed 
CONVEYANCE, PUBLIC. 

.'^ee Public Conveyances. 
CONVICTION OF CRIME. 

See Crimes; Criminal Procedure and Pr.\ctice. 
CONVICTS. 

Sec Pen.al and Reformatory Instititions; Prisoners. 
CONWAY. 

congressional district, first, in ...... . 

district court of Franklin, in district of ..... 

medical examiner district, western Franklin, in . 

senatorial district, Franklin and Hampshire, in . 
COOKING. 

corporations for furnishing steam, etc., for, organization 

highways, digging up for ....... 

school instruction in . 

See also Corporations, miscellaneous; Heat and Power Companies; 
hold Arts Education; Steam and Hot Water; Voc 
Educ.vtion. 
CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATIONS. 

See Corpor.vtions, co-operative. 
CO-OPERATIVE BANKS. 

general provisions ......... 

Sec also Baxk^ .vnd T5.\nkinc.. 
CO-OPERATIVE CORPORATIONS. 

general provisions ......... 

See also Corporations, co-operative. 
CO-OPERATIVE COURSES. 

term defined, labor laws, in ....... 



Chapter 

191 
191 
191 
191 
214 
197 
175 
91 

231 
140 
160 

251 



. 


57 




218 




38 


• 


57 




158 




158 




71 


House- 




ation.\l 





170 



. 157 



149 



Section 

29 
27 
25 
28 

2,3 
34 

185 
42 

85 

17 

232 

1-13 





6 




10, 11 




50 




1 




. 231 


147, 


Form 40 




. 231 


147, 


Form 11 


Actions. 








, 


. 260 




4 




. 260 




4 




. 228 




1 




. 108 




36 


, , 


. 106 




55 


, , 


. 255 




4 


• 


. 107 




78 


• 


. 183 




1-55 



1 
1 
1 

3 

3-9 

12-14 

17 



1-49 



1-9 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



235 



COPPERAS. 

adulteration of liquor with, penalty 
sale, certain laws not to apply to, when 
COPPER, SULPHATE OF. 

sale, certain laws not to apply to, when 
COPY. 

fee for, clerks of courts 

recording in registry of deeds . 
records, etc., in cases not specified 
registers of probate and insolvency 
state secretary 
service of process by, fees . 
term defined, as to feedstuffs and fertilizers . 
CORD WOOD. 

See Wood and Bark. 
CORE ROOMS. 

women employed in, rules as to . 
CO-RESPONDENTS. 

divorce cases, in (see Divorce). 
CORN. 

cracked, ground, etc., sale at wholesale, regulated 

bushel, weight .... 

sale at wholesale, regulated 
short weight in sales by bushel, penalty 
toll for grinding .... 

trespass by cutting, carrying away, penalty 
weighing by millers, penalty for refusing 
See also Grain and Meal. 
CORPORATE FRANCHISE TAX. 

See Taxation, corporations, of. 
CORPORATIONS, 
in general : 

actions by and against, capacity for 
continuation for, after dissolution . 
corporate existence, pleadings admit, when 
costs for travel, how computed 
form of writ against .... 
interrogatories, answers by . 
oath, signature, etc., to pleadings, etc. . 
service of process against 
venue of transitory .... 
acts of incorporation, alteration and repeal, certain, subject to 
public acts, proved as . 

See also, infra, .special charter, created by; and index to state constitut 
(corporations), p. 15. 
agreement of association, etc., inspection, etc. 
alteration, repeal, etc., of charters, certain, subject to 

certain, not subject to . 

business corporation law not applicable to . 
adoption by . 
See also index to state constitution (corporations), p. 15. 
articles of organization and amendments, copy to be kept, etc 
assessments, enforcement of, bj^-law pro\asions for 

liability for, as affected by transfer of shares . 
assets of, false, etc., statements as to, publishing, penalty 
bonds, notes, etc., issued by, false, etc., statements as to value, penalty 
redemption in numerical order forbidden 
forfeiture of franchise for violation 

registration, in general, penalty 

unlawful issue, penalty, etc. 



Chapter 


Section 


270 


1 


112 


35 



ion 



112 



149 



94 

94 

94 

94 

253 

266 

253 



35 



262 


5 


262 


38 


262 


44 


262 


40 


262 


36, 37 


262 


8, 11, 15, 16 


94 


1 



54 



218 
173 
21.S 
223 

64 
113 

63 



155 


6 


155 


51 


231 


30 


261 


28 


223 


18 


231 


65 


231 


139 


223 


36-39 


223 


8 


155 


3 


233 


74 


155 


22 


155 


3 


155 


3 


156 


2,3 


156 


2 


156 


3 


155 


22 


155 


7 


155 


29 


266 


92 


266 


92 


107 


7 


107 


8 


29 


39 


35 


43 


44 


52, 61 


107 


4-6 


266 


65,68 



236 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



by 



regulated 



CORPORATIONS — Continued. 
in general — Continued. 

books, stock and transfer, inspection, etc. 
bucketing, so-called, dissolution for engaging in 
by-laws, etc., may make ...... 

copies at principal office ..... 

penalties for violation ...... 

subject matter ....... 

capital stock, increase, notice and disposal of 

par value of shares, change of ... . 

issue at less than, forbidden .... 

preferred, issue, etc. ...... 

laws governing ...... 

transfer of shares, in general .... 

unlawful or fraudulent issue, penalty 
certificates, reports, etc., false, penalties for 

inspection and record by commissioner . 
charter, special (see, infra, special charter, created by). 
cities and towns to be . 

collection agencies, maintenance of (see Collectiox Agencies) 
conveyance of land by . 
corporate existence, pleadings admit, when 
corporation sole, disseizin of, limitation of action 
correspondence schools, conducting, etc., stock sales, etc., 
penalty ...... 

credit, fraudulent use, penalty .... 

criminal prosecution of, animals, for cruelty to, penalty 

distress warrant to collect penalty 

indictment, etc., against, default to . 

limitation of new, after abatement, etc. 
deacons, wardens, etc., of churches, as, in general 

See also Churches; Religious kSocieties. 
deeds of real estate by, acknowledgment, statutory form 
dentistry, practicing, corporate name 

penalties for certain violations 
deposits with state treasurer regulated 
detectives, private, acting as, licensing 
dissolution, continuation after . 

court, by . 

return of decree to state secretary 

receivers, appointment and powers 

duties ...... 

statute, by ..... 

surrender of certificate, by . 
dissolved, state secretary to return statement of 
di\'idends, record owner's right to 

unclaimed, pul)lication of list 
drug business, retail, doing, permits for, issuance, etc. 

stockholders, unregistered, law as to sale of drugs, etc., as affecting 
eminent domain takings by (for provisions as to certain corporations author 
ized to take land by eminent domain see, i 

damages, petition for award 

removal of structures to enforce 
security for .... 

directors to make 
execution, levy on property 
false entries in books, penalty . 

reports, statements, penalty 

foreign law, required by, penalty 

statements concerning, publishing, penalty 
fiduciaries, acting as, income tax on . 

returns by . 
financial condition, false statements as to 
forging securities of . . . 

See also Forgery and Counterfeiting 



Chapter 



Section 



nfra, miscellaneous). 



155 


22 


271 


36 


155 


6 


155 


22 


155 


7 


155 


7 


155 


20 


155 


16 


1.55 


17 


155 


18 


155 


19 


155 


24-46 


266 


65. 66, 68 


155 


48, 49 


1.55 


2 



40 



155 


8 


231 


30 


260 


24 


93 


19-23 


266 


74 


272 


79 


279 


42 


279 


41 


277 


64 


68 


1-4, 10-12 


183 


Appendix (15) 


112 


49 


112 


52 


29 


40 


147 


22-30 


1.55 


3, 51 


155 


50 


155 


55 


155 


52 


155 


53 


155 


3 


155 


54 


9 


18 


1.55 


29 


155 


47 


112 


39 


112 


30 


79 


7 


79 


42 


79 


40 


79 


2 


235 


30 


266 


67 


155 


48 


155 


49 


266 


92 


62 


14 


62 


15 


266 


91, 92 


267 


16 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



237 



CORPORATIONS — Continued. 
in general — Continued. 

franchise, etc., usurping, quo warranto proceedings against, in general . 

See also Quo Warr.'V.nto, Information in Nature of. 
guardians of minors, powers as 
hospitals, free beds in 
income tax law as affecting, dividends paid by foreign, subject to 

exempt from individual tax . 

fiduciaries, acting as . 

lists of shareholders, etc., to furnish 

penalties for violation . 
indictment against (see, supra, in general, criminal prosecution of), 
injuries to property by, not involving taking, award of damages 
insolvency proceedings by and against, in general 

composition proceedings, in general 
land registration, may bring petition 
laws applicable to . 

legislative petitions affecting certain, procedure 
lessee of property of, liable for corporation taxes 
lost certificate of stock 
meetings, calling and conduct . 

executors, etc., may vote at . 

justice of the peace, calling by 

proxy, voting by, manner of 

quorum at, by-laws to determine 

records, inspection, etc. 

shares, voting of 
money or property of, fraudulent use, penalty 
monopolies, discrimination, etc., forfeiture of privileges for 
name, corporate 

change, in general 

business coriJorations, by . 
charitable, etc., corporations, by 
gas and electric companies, by 
railroad companies, by 
street railway companies, by 
state secretary's statement 

public service companies, use of, regulated 

similar, restraining use of 
notes, savings banks' investments in 
officers, compensation, may fix 

may elect, etc. 

tenure of office, by-laws to fix 
penalties against, enforcement 
person, term includes 

See also Person. 
poles, wires, etc., in ways, removal to enforce payment of damages, when 
political advertising by, penalty 

contributions, etc., by certain, forbidden, penalty 

powers, in general . 

practice of law by, forbidden . 

modifications 
preferred stock, issue, etc. 
proxy voting, by-laws to regulate 
public service, use of name, regulated 

investigation and penalty 
quorum at meetings, by-laws to fix 
real estate conveyance by 
records, stock books, etc., evidence, as 

inspection by stockholders . 

office, to be kept at 
registration of bonds, notes, etc., by (see, supra, in general, bonds, notes, etc., 

issued by), 
sale, etc., of assets by, notice to commissioner, void without, etc. 



Chapter 


Section 


249 


6-11 


201 


5 


155 


12 


62 


1 (6) 


62 


8(6) 


62 


14, 15 


62 


33 


62 


59 


79 


10 


216 


143-149 


216 


150-169 


185 


26 


155 


1 


3 


7 


6.3 


74 


155 


39,42 


1.55 


7 


155 


21 


155 


15 


155 


7 


155 


7 


155 


22 


155 


7, 18, 29, 46 


266 


74 


93 


11 


155 


9 


155 


10 


156 


42 


180 


11 


164 


28 


160 


215-217 


161 


132-134 


9 


18 


155 


4, 5 


155 


9 


168 


54 (9) 


155 


6 


155 


6 


155 


7 


155 


2 


4 


7 (23) 


79 


42 


56 


62 


fss 


7 


\56 


' 58 


155 


6 


221 


46 


221 


46,47 


155 


18, 19 


155 


7 


155 


4 


155 


5 


155 


7 


155 


8 


155 


22 


155 


22 


155 


22 



63 



76 



238 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CORPORATIONS — Continued. 
in general — Continued. 

school books, etc., publishing, stock sales regulated 

scope of general provisions as to . 

seal, may have and alter ..... 

term defined ....... 

securities of, dealing in, wdthout actual purchase or sale 
unlawful issue, penalty ..... 

service of process, domestic, on ... . 

foreign, on . 
See also Service of Process. 
shareholders, bondholders, lists to commissioner of corporations, etc. 
shares in, certificates, alteration 

lien of corporation to appear on 

lost, etc., procedure ..... 

new, issue of . 

owner, who deemed ..... 

preferred stock, of, vote, etc., to appear on 
transfer, restriction on, to appear on . 

See also, infra, in general, transfers of stock, 
dealing in, without actual purchase or sale 
equity suits to reach and apply 
executors, etc., may vote .... 

false, etc., statements as to value, penalty 

increase, issue of, notice and disposal 

not attachable at law ..... 

par value ....... 

issue at less than, forbidden 
pledge of, new certificate, etc. 
preferred, issue, etc. ..... 

sale, to pay assessments .... 

taxation, certain, exempt from 

transfer of, uniform law as to 

unlav.-ful, etc., issue, penalties 

voting ....... 

special acts creating, public acts, proved as 

charter, created by, alteration and repeal, certain subject to 
business corporation law, application to 

adoption, by certain 
certificate of incorporation, filing, etc. 
first meeting, calling, etc. . 
organization, time limit 
See also index to state constitution (corporations), p. 15. 
stockholders, list of, state secretary, to be filed with 
stock books, etc., to contain 
rights to new shares ..... 

stock in, false, etc., statements as to value, penalty 
taxation, exempt from .... 

unlawful or fraudulent issue, penalty, etc. 
stock transfers (see, infra, in general, transfers of stock), 
taxation, in general ...... 

personal property of certain, exempt from local 
See also Taxation, corporations, of. 
transfers of stock, alteration of certificate, effect 
assessments, etc., liabUity as affecting 
assignment or power of attorney, etc., by 
delivery of certificate to prevail 
endorsement, as constituting 
attempted, effect .... 

certificate, term defined ... 

collateral .security, for, new certificate in case of 

pledgor's rights, etc. 
consideration, want of ... 

what constitutes .... 

construction of uniform law as to . 



Chapter 

93 
155 
15.5 
4 
1.37 
266 
223 
223 

62 
155 
155 
155 
1.55 
155 
155 
155 

137 
214 
155 
266 
155 
223 
155 
155 
155 
155 
155 
59 
155 
266 
155 
233 
155 
156 
156 
155 
1.55 
155 

155 
155 
155 
266 
59 
266 

63 
59 

155 
155 
155 
155 
155 
1.55 
155 
155 
155 
155 
155 
155 



Section 

19-23 

1 

6 

7 (29) 

4-7 

65, 68 

36, 37 

38, 39 

33 
41 
40 
42 
39, 42, 46 
44 
19 
40 

4-7 

3, 8 

21 

92 

20 

71 

10 

17 

46 

18, 19 

7 

5 (30-32) 

24-44 

65, 66, 68 

7, 18, 29, 46 

74 

3 

2 

3 

13 

14 

13 

23 
22 
20 
92 
5 (30-32) 
65, 66, 68 

1-80 
5(16) 

41 

29 

27 

30 

27 (a), 43 

36 

26 

46 

■46 

32, 33 

26 

25 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CORPORATIONS — Continued. 
in general — Concluded. 

transfers of stock — Concluded. 

death or incapacity after endorsement 
definitions ..... 

delivery, creates obligation to endorse 
endorsement, complete without 
priority of title by . 
revocation ... 

term defined .... 

transfer by ... . 

wrongdoer, etc., by . 
dividends, right to, as affecting 
endorsement, compelled by delivery 
effect ..... 

transfer by ... . 

what constitutes 
false entry, etc., of, penalty, etc. . 
fiduciaries, etc., powers not enlarged 
foreign executor, etc., by, inheritance tax as affecting 
fraud, mistake, etc., endorsement procured by 
good faith, term defined 
incomplete, obligation to complete 
infants, incompetents, etc., powers not enlarged 
instalments overdue, effect . 
law governing ..... 

lien, restrictions, etc., to appear on certificate 
mode ...... 

new certificate, lost, etc., in place of 

bond ...... 

liability of corporation on old 
surrender of old, required, when 
transferee entitled to 
owner of certificate, who deemed to be 
personal defences, enforcement 
person, term defined 
pledgee, mortgagee, etc., new certificate to, when 

warranties by . 
purchase, purchaser, terms defined 
purchasers for value, etc., rights 
record owner, rights and liabilities 
rescission and reclamation 

purchaser for value, effect on rights 
restrictions, etc., to appear on certificate 
sale of shares for unpaid, instalments, etc., as affecting 
shares, term defined 
state, term defined 
successive purchasers, rights 
taxation of, in general . 
terms defined .... 

title, term defined 
transfer, term defined . 
trustees, held by, liability as to 
uniformity, law construed to secure 
value, term defined 
voting rights as affected by 
warranties, mortgagee, pledgee, etc., by 

transferor, of, etc. 
what constitutes .... 

See also Taxation, stock transfers, of. 
trustee process, summoned in (see Trustee Process). 
unauthorized business, enjoining 
violations of law by, reported to attorney general 
wages, weekly, payment ..... 

whoever, scope of term . . . . ' . 





239 


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Section 


155 


32, 33 


155 


26 


155 


35 


155 


43 


155 


30 


155 


32, 33 


155 


26 


155 


27 


155 


31, 32 


155 


29 


155 


35 


155 


32-34 


155 


27 


155 


43 


266 


67, 68 


155 


28 


65 


8 


155 


32, 33 


155 


26 


155 


35 


155 


28 


155 


45 


155 


24 


155 


40 


155 


27 


155 


42 


155 


42 


155 


42 


155 


39 


155 


46 


155 


44 


155 


32-34 


155 


26 


155 


46 


155 


37,38 


155 


26 


155 


30-34, 42 


155 


29 


155 


33 


155 


34 


155 


40 


156 


20 


155 


26 


155 


26 


155 


30 


64 


1-17 


155 


26 


155 


26 


155 


-26 


203 


21 


155 


25 


155 


26 


155 


29 


155 


38 


155 


37 


155 


27 


155 


11 


155 


2 


149 


148-150 


4 


7(23) 



240 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CORPORATIONS — Continued. 

agricultural and horticultural, mutual Iiclp, for, business corporation law appli 
cable to .......... 

capital stock not required ......... 

agriculture, etc., to encourage, formation . . . . . . . 

antiquarian purposes, for, formation ....... 

See also, infra, charitable, etc. 
artistic purposes, for, formation ......... 

See also, infra, charitable, etc. 
assessment insurance companies, in general ....... 

See also Assessment Insurance. 
athletic exercises, for encouraging, formation ...... 

See also, infra, charitable, etc. 
banking (see Banks and Banking). 
benevolent purposes, for, fonnation ........ 

practice of law by .......... . 

See also, infra, charitable, etc. 
boards of trade, chambers of commerce, etc., for establishing, foima- 
tion ........... 

See also, infra, charitable, etc. 
bond and investment companies, in general ....... 

See also Bond aI'Id Investment Co.mp.^nies. 
business, in general: 

adoption of law bj^ certain .... 

application of law ..... 

assets and liabilities, statement of, in annual report 
certain, not subject to business corporation law 
definitions ....... 

duration, in general . . 

real estate companies .... 

existence, beginning and evidence 
judgment, neglect to pay, receiver, appointment 
liabilities (see, supra, business, assets and liabilities) 
organization under general laws, in general 

See also, infra, business, incorporation under general laws, 
penalties against, enforcement 
perpetual succession, to have, etc. 
real estate companies excepted . 

political contributions by, regulated, penalty . 

powers, in general ..... 

limit of, etc., by agreement of association 

public service companies, acquisition of stock of 

real and personal property, may hold 

receivers, appointment .... 

wages, stockholders' liability for 
amendments after organization, articles of, filing, etc. 
fees ....... 

contents ....... 

majority vote, requiring . . . 

remedy of minority stockholder 

two thirds, etc., vote, requiring 
annual reports, in general .... 

assets, sale, etc., of, amendment authorizing 

remedy of minority stockholder 
borrow money, etc., may .... 

business, nature of, agreement of association to state 

change . . . ' . 

articles of amendment, filing 
* remedy of minority stockholder 

by-laws, adoption at first meeting 

amendnrient, etc. ..... 

filing ........ 

subject matter ...... 



Chapter 



Section 



156 


2 


156 


2 


180 


3,4 


180 


2 


180 


2 


177 


1-21 


180 


2 


180 


2 


221 


47 


ISO 


2 


174 


1-12 


156 


3 


156 


2 


156 


47(0) 


156 


2 


156 


1 


156 


4 


1.56 


7 


156 


12 


150 


51 



156 



6-12 



156 


52 


156 


4 


156 


7 


55 


7 


56 


58 


155 


6 


156 


4 


156 


6 


1.56 


5 


156 


4 


156 


51 


156 


35 


156 


43-45 


156 


54,55 


156 


43-45 


156 


41 


156 


46 


156 


42 


156 


47-50 


156 


42,43 


156 


46 


156 


4 


156 


6 


156 


42 


156 


43 


156 


46 


156 


9 


150 


13 


156 


11 


156 


13 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



241 



CORPORATIONS — Continued. 
business — Continued. 

capital stock, to have .... 

amount, agreement of association to state 
annual report to state 
minimum ..... 

cash, issued for ..... 

instalments, payable by . 

action to recover .... 

overdue, sale of stock for 
voting rights, as affecting 
note not receivable for 
officers' liability, regulated 
par, not less than .... 

subscription, payment of . 

action to recover .... 

agreement of association to state each 
overdue, etc., sale of rights 
voting rights, as affecting . 
classes, etc. ..... 

amendments relative to . 
directors, choice by different 
preferences, certificate to show . 
voting powers ..... 

restriction of, certificate to show 
corporation, owned by, dividends forbidden on 

voting rights suspended 
increase by amendment 
articles 

fee for filing 
disposition of additional 
issue, original 

payment for, to be in full 

officers' liability for failure 
subsequent, certificate of, etc. 
validation when certificate not filed 
See also, supra, cash, issued for; 
expenses, issued for. 
par value, without ..... 

change to, amendment, by .... 

number of shares, agreement of association to state 
annual report to state ...... 

minimum ....... 

value of, computation ..... 

payment for ....... 

See also, supra, cash, issued for; infra, property, issued for, services 
expenses, issued for. 
preferences, etc. . 
certificate to show . 

may be created, agreement of association to 
changes in, by two thirds vote 
property, issued for 
description 
received, must be 
reduction by amendment 
articles . 
authorized mode 
restrictions on 

stockholders' liability for unlawful 
restrictions, etc. (see, supra, preferences, etc.) 
services and expenses, issued for 

description ..... 

rendered, must be . 
shares, classes, agreement of association to describe 
amendments ..... 

authority to create, with preferences, etc. 



Chapter 



Section 



infra, property, issued for, services and 



state 



156 


4 


15G 


6 


156 


47(4) 


156 


6(e) 


156 


10, 15 


156 


15 


156 


20 


156 


20 


156 


32 


156 


16 


156 


36 


156 


15 


156 


18 


156 


19 


156 


6 


156 


19 


156 


32 


156 


6, 14 


156 


42 


156 


22 


156 


33 


156 


32 


156 


33 


156 


20 


156 


31 


156 


41 


156 


43,44 


156 


54 


156 


41 


156 


10 (c), 14, 15 


156 


16 


156 


16,36 


156 


16, 17 


156 


17 


156 


6, 14 


156 


41 


156 


6(e) 


156 


47(4) 


156 


6(e) 


156 


35, 40 


156 


14-16, 18 


156 


14 


156 


33 


156 


6 (0, h) 


156 


42 


156 


10, 15 


156 


10 


156 


16 


156 


• 41 


156 


43,45 


156 


45 


156 


45 


1.56 


35 


156 


^ 10, 15 


156 


10. 16, 44 


156 


15 


156 


6 


156 


42 


156 


14 



242 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CORPORATIONS — Continued. 
business — Continued. 

capital stock — Concluded. 
shares — Concluded. 

par value, agreement of association to state 
change, amendment, by 
minimum ..... 
without (see, supra, business, capital stock, par value 
subscriptions for .... 

subsequent issue ..... 
certificate ..... 

late filing ..... 
unlawful issue, officers' liability 
validation ...••• 
See also, infra, business, stockholders, 
clerk, to have ..... 

election ..•••• 
first meeting, at . • • • 

failure to keep, in commonwealth, penalty 
officers, etc., to furnish creditor list of 
record of votes, to keep 
resident of commonwealth, to be . 
special meetings, to call, when 
stockholders, to furnish list of 
sworn, to be 

tenure ...-•• 

contracts, may make . • ■ • 

debts of, stockholders' and officers' liability for, in general 
directors, to have . . ■ ■ 

articles, amendment, of, to sign 

organization, of, to sign, false statement in, liability for 
classification . . . • • 

election ..••■■ 
first meeting, at ... ■ 

employees, election by and from . 
executive committee, elected by and from 
provision for . . . . • 

liability . . • • • 

conditions . . ■ ■ . 

enforcement and procedure 
loans to, liabiUty for . 
meetings . ■ • ... 

number, by-laws may fix . . • 

minimum . . ■ • • 

powers ...•■• 

corporation's, to exercise, except, etc. . 
limitations, agreement of association to state 
president to be . 
stockholders, to be . 
tenure . . . . • 

dissolution, agreement of association may provide for 
authorization by stockholders 
report of condition, for failure to file 
dividend while bankrupt, officers' liability 
executive committee, by-laws may provide for 

election, powers, etc. . . ■ • 

false statements, reports, etc., articles of 
for 
officers' liability for debts in case of 
fees, filing, in general 
articles of organization 
increase of capital, certificate 
good will, etc., sale, amendment authorizing 

remedy of minority stockholder 
incorporation under general laws, in general 



Chapter 



Section 



ith 



organization, in, liability 



out). 



156 


6(e) 


156 


41 


156 


6 


156 


6 (J), 18-20 


156 


16 


156 


16 


156 


17 


156 


16,36 


156 


17 


156 


21 


156 


22 


156 


9 


156 


24 


156 


38 


156 


21 


156 


21 


156 


30 


156 


38 


156 


21 


156 


22 


156 


4 


156 


16.35-40 


156 


21 


156 


43 


156 


10(d) 


156 


22 


156 


22 


156 


9 


156 


23 


156 


26 


156 


13 


156 


16, 36, 37 


156 


38 


156 


38,39 


156 


37 


156 


27 


156 


13 


156 


21 


156 


25 


156 


25 


156 


6 


156 


22 


156 


22 


156 


22 


156 


6 


156 


41 


156 


60 


156 


37 


156 


13.26 


156 


26 


156 


10(d) 


156 


36 


156 


55 


156 


63 


156 


54 


156 


42.43 


156 


46 


156 


6-12 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 

CORPORATIONS — Continued. 
business — Continued. 

incorporation under general laws — - Concluded. 
agreement of association 
amendments 
contents .... 

copy of, articles, etc., to include 
filing .... 

articles of organization 

amendments .... 

contents ..... 

examination, approval and filing 
false statements in, liability for 
filing ..... 

fee ..... 

certificate .... 

first meeting .... 

notice ..... 

incorporators, agreement of association to state 
loans to stockholders, etc., officers' liability in case of 
meetings, by-law provisions as to 
directors, of ... . 

quorum ..... 

incorporators, of ... 

call ..... 

filing of records 
stockholders, of, annual 

change of date, certificate, penalty 
no fee for filing 
penalty, enforcement 
date of, annual report to state . 
quorum ..... 

special ..... 

money, etc., may borrow 

name, corporate, agreement of association to state 
change of, amendment, by . 
report of condition, annual, to state 
office, principal, etc., agreement of association to state 
change in location, amendment, by 
report of condition, annual, to state 
officers, in general . 

change in, certificate 
no fee for filing 
penalty, enforcement 
election . 

first meeting, at 
liability . 
conditions 

enforcement and procedure 
powers and duties, by-laws may prescribe 
tenure ...... 

liability, enforcement of judgment against company, dispensed 
when ..... 

insolvency proceedings as affecting 
names, report of condition, annual, to state 
president, to have ..... 

directors, elected by and from 
liability of (see, supra, officers, liability), 
property, may hold, etc. .... 

sale, lease, etc., amendments authorizing 
remedy of minority stockholder 
purpose, agreement of association to state 
amendments ..... 

remedy of minority stockholder 
quorum at meetings, by-laws may fix 



with 





243 


'hapter 


Section 


156 


6,7 


156 


41-46 


156 


6, 7 


156 


10 


156 


11,43 


156 


10 


156 


41-46 


156 


10 


156 


11 


156 


10(d) 


156 


11, 4.3 


156 


53 


156 


12 


156 


8,9 


156 


8 


156 


6 


156 


37 


156 


13,28 


156 


27 


1.56 


13 


156 


8 


156 


6,8 


156 


11 


156 


28 


156 


29 


156 


55 


156 


52 


156 


47(3) 


156 


13, 28 


156 


30 


156 


4 


156 


6 


156 


42 


156 


47(1) 


156 


6 


156 


41 


156 


47(2) 


156 


21-27 


156 


24 


156 


55 


156 


52 


156 


13, 22 


156 


9 


156 


16, 36, 37 


156 


38 


156 


38, 39 


156 


13 


156 


13,22 


216 


162 


218 


162-164 


156 


47(5) 


156 


21 


156 


22 


156 


4 


156 


42,43 


156 


46 


156 


6 


156 


42,43 


156 


46 


156 


13 



244 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CORPORATIONS — Continued. 
business — Concluded. 

report of condition, annual, approval and filing . 
auditor to verify, when .... 

failure to file, penaltj', etc. .... 

enforcement ...... 

false statements in, liability for 

fees for filing ...... 

form and contents ..... 

enforcement of penalty for failure to file 
time for filing ...... 

shares of stock, certificate .... 

lost, etc., new in place of . 

per cent paid, to show .... 

preferences, etc., to show .... 

purchaser at forced sale entitled to 

void, non-payment of instalments 
number of, agreement of association to state, etc. 
proxy voting ...... 

transfer of, restrictions on . 

voting ....... 

amendments relative to . 

restricted, how ..... 

stock certificate to show 
special act, created by, amendments by stockholders 
business corporation law, application to 

adoption of, by certain .... 

organization ...... 

stockholders, auditor, committee to choose 
certificates of stock, to receive 
directors to be . 
liability ....-•• 

apportionment of assessment 

capital stock, for reduction of . 

conditions ...... 

contribution between .... 

employees' services, for .... 

enforcement, procedure and 

judgment against corporation dispensed with, when 

insolvency proceedings as affecting 

limitation of amount .... 

list, clerk to furnish creditor 

specially chartered corporations adopting law 
loans to, director's liability for 
meetings, annual, notice, etc. 

certificate of change of date 
filing, no fee 
penalty, enforcement .... 

special meetings, application, notice . 
minority, remedy in certain cases . 
number, minimum, of incorporators 
officers, to choose ..... 

powers, regulation, etc., in agreement of association 
proxy, may vote by .... • 

voting powers ...... 

corporation may not vote its own stock 
See also, supra, business, capital stock. 
treasurer, to have ...... 

articles of amendment, to sign 

bond, to give ...... 

election and tenure ..... 

first meeting, at ... ■ 

liability of (see, supra, business, officers, liability) 
report of condition, to sign .... 
stock certificate, to sign .... 



Chapter 



Section 



156 


48 


156 


49 


156 


50 


156 


52 


156 


36 


156 


55 


156 


47 


156 


52 


156 


47 


156 


33 


156 


13,34 


156 


15 


156 


33 


156 


19,20 


156 


20 


156 


6 


156 


32 


156 


6 


156 


32 


156 


42 


156 


14 


156 


33 


156 


41-46 


156 


2 


156 


3 


156 


8 


156 


■ 49 


156 


33 


156 


22 


156 


35 


156 


40 


156 


35, 45 


156 


38 


156 


35 


156 


35 


156 


38,39 


216 


. 162 


216 


162-164 


156 


40 


156 


38 


156 


3 


156 


37 


156 


28 


156 


29 


156 


55 


156 


62 


156 


30 


156 


46 


156 


6 


156 


22 


156 


6 


156 


32 


156 


32 


156 


31 


156 


21 


156 


43 


156 


21 


156 


22 


156 


9 


156 


47 


156 


33 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



245 



CORPORATIONS — Continued. 
canal (see Canal Companies). 
cemetery ........... 

See also Cemetery Corporations. 
charitable and certain other purposes, for, agreement of association 
number of subscribers to 
boxing matches, illegal, charter void for 
by-laws ..... 

capital stock, amount authorized 
increase ..... 

clubs, charter forfeited for gaming, sale of liquor, etc. 

dissolution for failure to report 
gaming, illegal, charter void for 
illegal business, refusal of certificate 
incorporators, number, etc. 
investigation of proposed 

liquor selling, etc., illegal, charter void for 

local authorities, investigation by 
location, change of, by certain, regulated 
name, change of, petition, etc. 
officers .... 
organization . 

certificate, fee for filing 
officers to sign 
practice of law by . 
private detectives, law requiring licensing of, not applicable to certain 
property, limitation of amount, etc. 
public welfare department, investigation of proposed, by 

reports to, certain, by . 
dissolution for failure 

purposes authorized 

change, certificate, etc. 
railroad, etc., employees' relief 
shares, par value of 
civic purposes, for, formation 

See also, supra, charitable, etc. 
clubs, social, formation .... 

See also, supra, charitable, etc. 
co-operative banks (see Banks and Banking). 
co-operative, in general: 

shares in, exempt from seizure on execution 
wages, weekly payment, by . 
agricultural, dairy and mercantile, acceptance of law by existing 
building, may invest in ..... 

capital stock, amount ...... 

dividends ........ 

earnings, apportionment ..... 

incorporation ....... 

certificate of organization, filing 

fee for filing articles ..... 

name ........ 

name, to appear in ..... . 

unlawful use of, penalty, etc. .... 

real estate, first mortgages on, may invest in, when 
reserve fund, earnings apportioned to . 

investment ...... 

shares, ownership limited ..... 

par value, to have ...... 

purchase, by di'vidcnds .... 

stockholders, minimum nunil)er .... 

teaching co-operation, appropriation for 

vote, stockholder to have single .... 



Chapter 


Section 


114 


1-9 


180 


3 


180 


1 


180 


28 


180 


7 


180 


3 


180 


8 


f 138 


76 


1 180 


27,28 


180 


12 


180 


27 


180 


5,0 


180 


1 


180 


5,6 


r 138 


76 


1 180 


27 


180 


5 


180 


26 


180 


11 


180 


7 


180 


3 


180 


3 


180 


7 


221 


47 


147 


30 


180 


9 


180 


6 


180 


12 


180 


12 


r 159 


86 


1 180 


2 


180 


10 


159 


86-88 


180 


3 


180 


2 



180 



235 

149 
157 
157 
157 
157 
157 
157 
157 
157 
157 
157 
157 
157 
157 
157 
157 
157 
157 
157 
157 
157 



34 
148 
7 
5 
4 
6 
6 
3,7 
7 
9 
3 
3 
8 
5 
6 
5 
4 
3 
6 
3 
6 
4 



246 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CORPORATIONS — Continued. 
co-operative — Concluded. 

business and trade ..... 

co-operative, term, may use . 
corporation sole, disseisin of, limitation of action 
credit unions ...... 

See also Credit Unions. 
crematory ...... 

See also Crem.'Vtory Corporation!?. 
domestic animals, breeding, etc., formation . 

See also, supra, charitable, etc. 
drainage, district, formation, etc. 
educational purposes, for, formation 

See also, supra, charitable, etc. 
electricity, for transmission of intelligence by (see Electricity, 

transmission by; Telephone and Telegraph Comp.i 
electric railroads, in general 

See also Electric Railroads. 
foreign, annual meeting, date, certificate to show 
change ...... 

penalty ..... 

recovery ..... 

attachment of property .... 

banking, mortgage, etc., state of origin, to advertise 
business, transaction of, restriction, in general 
unlawful, officers' liability 
refusal of papers in case of 
restrained, when 
by-laws, filing of copy 

fee 
certificate, filing 
fee 

omission, penalty on officer . 
restraint of business 
charter, etc., filing of copy 

fee ...... 

omission, penalty on officer . 
restraint of business 
condition, annual certificate of 
approval by commissioner 
auditor, statement of . 
fal.se statements in, penalties on officers 
fee for filing .... 

neglect to file, penalties 

recovery .... 

contracts, validity, omissions as affecting 
courts, state, barred from, when 
dividends paid by, income tax, subject to 
exceptions .... 

domestic companies, stock, etc., issues based on property of 

powers, not to exceed 
false statements, etc., officers' liabilities for 
penalties ..... 

filing fees ..... 

gas, etc., companies, domestic, stock, etc., issues 
names, regulated 
oflBcers' liability, in general 
enforcement 
false statements, for 
unlawful transaction of butsiness 
penalties on . . . 

recovery of certain 
real estate, may hold, when 

service of process on 



Chapter 



Section 



based on owners^ 





• 


. 157 


1,2 


. 157 


8 


. 260 


24 


. 171 


1-27 


. 114 


7-9, 44 


. 180 


2 


. 252 


6 


. ISO 


2 


intelligence. 




panies) . 




. 162 


1-18 


. 181 


5 






. 181 


IS 






. 181 


18 






. 181 


22 






. 181 


8 






181 


7 






181 


2 






181 


5 






181 


6 






. 181 


19, 22 






. 181 


5 






181 


23 






181 


5 






181 


23 






. 181 


5 






. 181 


19 






. 181 


5 






181 


23 






181 


5 






181 


19 






181 


12 






181 


13 






181 


13 






181 


5, 17, 20 






181 


23 






181 


21 






181 


22 






181 


5 






181 


5 






62 


Hb) 






62 


Hb) 






181 


10 






181 


2 






181 


5, 17, 20 






181 


5,20 






181 


23 


ship ol 




181 


10 






181 


7 






181 


14-17 






181 


16, 17 






181 


5 






181 


5 






181 


5,20 






181 


22 






181 


9 






f 181 


3 






1223 


38,39 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 

CORPORATIONS — Continued. 
foreign — Concluded. 

service of process on — Concluded. 

attachment ..... 

commissioner, attorney for, appointment 
notice to corporation by . 
officers' liability for failure 
fee ...... 

costs, taxable in . . . 

records ..... 

trustee process, in . . . 

stock, certificate to show amount, etc. 
increase, certificate 

fee ..... 

payment at unfair valuation, stockholders', etc., liability 
property of domestic companies, based on, issue 
reduction, certificate ..... 

fee ....... 

stockholders' liability ..... 

enforcement ...... 

street railways, etc., domestic, ownership of, stock issues based on 
suits against ....... 

by, barred from state courts, when 
taxation, in general (see Taxation, corporations, of), 
term defined ....... 

insurance companies excluded 
trustee process, when applicable to . 

service in certain cases .... 

wrecking, engaged in, license, bond, etc. . 
fraternal and social, fonnation .... 

See also, supra, charitable, etc. 
fraternal benefit societies, in general 

See also Fraternal Benefit Societies. 
Free Masons, Odd Fellows, etc., formation . 

See also, supra, charitable, etc. 
gas and electric (see, infra, miscellaneous; Gas and Electric Companies). 
general fields, proprietors of, in general ....... 

See also General Fields, Proprietors of. 
heat and power (see, infra, miscellaneous; Heat and Power Companies). 
historical purposes, for, formation . . ■ . 

See also, supra, charitable, etc. 
hunting, etc., for, fees by certain members for hunting and fishing licenses 
membership list, filing with city and town clerks ..... 

insurance companies (see Insurance). 

intelligence, etc., transmission of (see, infra, miscellaneous; Electricity, in- 
telligence, transmission by; Telephone and Telegr.\ph Com- 
panies). 
labor organizations, in general ......... 

See also Labor. 
libraries, for establishing, etc., formation ....... 

See also, supra, charitable, etc. 
library, law, etc. (see Libraries). 
literary purposes, for, formation ......... 

See also, supra, charitable, etc. 
loan companies and associations, regulation (see Loans, small), 
medical milk commissions, in general ........ 

purposes, for, formation .......... 

See also, supra, charitable, etc.; Milk and Cream. 
mining, sale of stock in, regulated ........ 

stock exchange, false statements to, penalty ...... 

miscellaneous (includes certain provisions common to safe deposit com- 
panies and to the following corporations organized for the 
purpose of doing business in the commonwealth: heat or 
power, gas, electric, canal, water and aqueduct companies, 
companies for transmitting intelligence by electricity, and 





247 


hapter 


Section 


181 


8 


181 


3 


181 


4 


181 


5 


181 


4 


181 


4 


181 


4 


246 


6 


181 


5 


181 


11 


181 


23 


181 


15, 16 


181 


10 


181 


11 


181 


23 


181 


14-16 


181 


16 


181 


10 


181 


8 


181 


5 


181 


1 


181 


1 


246 


1 


246 


6 


91 


50,51 


180 


2 



176 



180 



179 



180 

131 
131 



180 
180 

180 



1-50 



18-40 



9 
9 



15-19 
2 



180 


20-25 


180 


2 


93 


15-18 


93 


18 



248 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CORPORATIONS — Continued. Chapter 

miscellaneous — Continued. 

to all other corporations authorized to take land by eniinent 
domain or to exercise franchises on public ways, except rail- 
roads, street railways, electric railroads and trolley motor 
companies) : 
agreement of association, formation by 
contents ..... 
subscribers to, distribution of shares to 
franchise, to hold, etc. 
number ..... 
business, corporate, change 

commissioner to approve certificate 
fee for filing certificate 
capital stock, amount, maximum 
special charter, in case of . 
employees' .stock, authority for 
amount limited 
dividends on . 

par value .... 

transfer ..... 
increase, authority for 

certificate .... 

commissioner to approve 
fee ..... 
penalty for failure to file 
payment, to precede business 
officers', etc., liability as to 
what constitutes 
reduction, authority for 

certificate .... 

commissioner to approve 
fee ..... 
penalty for failure to file 
stockholders' liability, relative to 
shares, assessments on 
sale of shares to pay 
notice and transfer 
certificate, shareholders to have 

lost, duplicate 
distribution to subscribers 
proxy voting .... 
special stock, amount . 
authority for 
dividends on . 
liability of stockholders 
redemption .... 
certificates and returns, in general 
condition, annual certificate, in general 
auditor to verify, when 
business enjoined for omission 
dissolution for failure 
endorsement by commissioner 
false statements in, officers' liability 
fee for filing .... 
penalty for omission 
confirmation of proceedings 
debts in excess of capital, officers' liability for 
deposits of customers, interest on 
di\adends, employees' stock, on 
officers' liability in case of certain 
special stock, on . 
false certificates, etc., officers' liability for 
fees for filing certificates, etc. . 



Section 



158 


2,4 


158 


5 


158 


7 


158 


7 


158 


3,4 


158 


11 


158 


41 


158 


43 


1.58 


4 


158 


23 


158 


2(5 


158 


26 


158 


27 


158 


2G 


158 


28 


158 


24 


158 


39 


158 


41 


158 


43 


158 


42 


158 


32 


158 


44, 45 


158 


33 


158 


24 


158 


40 


158 


41 


158 


43 


158 


42 


158 


45 


158 


29 


158 


30 


158 


31 


158 


21 


158 


22 


158 


7 


158 


34 


158 


25 


158 


25 


158 


25 


158 


45 


158 


25 


158 


37-42 


158 


37 


158 


37 


158 


42 


158 


38 


158 


41 


158 


44 


158 


43 


158 


42 


158 


36 


158 


44 


158 


16 


158 


27 


158 


44 


158 


25 


158 


44 


158 


43 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



249 



CORPORATIONS — Continued. 
miscellaneous — Concluded. 
incorporation, certificate 
officers, choice, etc. 

clerk, swearing .... 
liability ..... 
bill in equity to enforce 

proceedings .... 
conditions .... 

defence of action against corporation 
lists, clerk to furnish 
penalty for refusal 
treasurer, bond .... 
organization, in general . 

certificate ..... 
fee for filing .... 
confirmation of proceedings . 
first meeting .... 

officers, choice at . 
franchise, pending, subscribers to hold 
incorporation, certificate 
pipes, etc., in ways, local regulations 
powers, in general .... 
property, may hold 

real, conveyance, etc., restricted 
specially chartered, confirmation of proceedings 
fee for filing certificate 
stock, amount, etc. 
stockholders, certificate of shares, to have 
lost, duplicate .... 
dividends to, employees' stock, on 
special stock, on . . . 

liability ..... 
bill in equity to enforce 

procedure .... 
proportional assessment 
conditions .... 

contributions between 
defence of suit against 
limit ..... 

lists, clerk to furnish 
penalty for refusal 
loans to, officers' liability for 
proxy, voting by . 
quorum ..... 
wages of operatives, liability for 
streets, etc., opening by certain 
damages, liability 
regulations, local 
treasurer, surety company bond, approval of form 
missionary, formation .... 

See also, supra, charitable, etc. 
monumental purposes, for, formation . 

See also, supra, charitable, etc. 
mortgage loan investment companies, in general 

See also Mortgage Loan Investment Companies. 
musical purposes, for, formation . 
See also, supra, charitable, etc. 
poultry, breeding of, formation 

See also, supra, charitable, etc. 
public service, in general: 

assuming to be, forbidden, etc. 
law, practice by . 
name, use of, regulated . 



Chapter 



Secti<jn 



. 158 


9 


. 158 


8, 18-20 


. 158 


20 


158 


44 


. 158 


49 


. 158 


51-53 


. . 158 


46 


. 158 


54 


. 158 


47 


158 


48 


158 


20 


. . .158 


2-9 


. - . 158 


9 


. 158 


43 


. 158 


36 


158 


6 


. 158 


8 


. 158 


7 


. 158 


9 


. 158 


14 


158 


10 


. 158 


10 


. 158 


10 


. 158 


36 


. 158 


43 


. 158 


23 


.158 


21 


. 158 


22 


. 158 


27 


. 158 


25 


. 158 


45 


. 158 


49 


. . .158 


51-53 


. 158 


50 


. .158 


46 


. 158 


45 


. 158 


54 


. 158 


50 


. 158 


47 


. 158 


48 


. 158 


44 


. 158 - 


34 


. 158 


35 


. 158 


45 


. 158 


12 


. 158 


13 


. 158 


14 


. 175 


105 


. 180 


2 


. 180 


2 


. 173 


1-16 


. 180 


2 


. . . 180 


2 


. 1.55 


4,5 


. 221 


47 


. 155 


4.5 



250 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



156 



159 
180 

180 

67 
68 



180 



260 



166 



180 



163 



CORPORATIONS — Concluded. Chapter 

public service — Concluded. 

stock in, business corporations, holding by ...... 

See also Canal Companies; Electricity, intelligence, transmission by; 
Gas and Electric Companies; Railroads; Street Railways; 
Telephone and Telegraph Companies; Trolley Motors 
and Trolley Motor Companies; AYater and Aqueduct Com- 
panies. 
railroad (see Railroads). 
railroad, street railway and steamboat relief, in general ..... 

reading rooms, for establishing, etc., formation ...... 

See also, supra, charitable, etc. 
religious purposes, for, formation ........ 

See also, supra, charitable, etc. 

religious societies, churches and affiliated bodies, in general .... 

See also Churches; Religious Societies. 
reservoir (see Water and Aqueduct Companies). 
safe deposit (see, supra, miscellaneous; Safe Deposit Companies). 
savings banks (see Banks and Banking). 
scientific purposes, for, fonnation ........ 

See also, supra, charitable, etc. 
sole, disseisin of, limitation of action ........ 

street railway corporations (see Street Railways). 

telephone and telegraph companies, in general ...... 

See also, supra, miscellaneous; Carriers, Common; Telephone and Tele- 
graph Companies. 
temperance and morality, for promoting, formation . . . • . 

See also, supra, charitable, etc. 
trackless trolley companies, in general ........ 

See also Trackless Trolley Companies. 
trolley motor (see Trolley Motors and Trolley Motor Companies). 
trust companies (see Banks and Banking). 
water and aqueduct (see, supra, miscellaneous; Water and Aqueduct Co.m- 

panies). 
wharves and real estate lying in common, proprietors of, in general 

See also Wharves and Re.a.l Estate ly'ing in Common, Proprietors of. 
yachting, for encouraging, formation ........ 

Sec also, supra, charitable, etc. 
CORPORATIONS AND TAXATION, DEPARTMENT OF. 
in general: 

appraisers, appointment and salary ...... 

assessors, supervisors of, examiners, etc., appointment and salary 
clerks, agents, etc., appointment ...... 

organization .......... 

supervision .......... 

traveling and other expenses ....... 

commissioner, in general: 

agent for service of process on, action against foreign corporation 
annual reports ...... 

county officers, returns .... 

appeal from decisions of, board of, composition 
appointment, term and salary 
false reports, etc., to, penalty 
head of department, to be . 
traveling expenses 
powers and duties, in general . 
abatements of local taxes 
administration, may apply'for, when 
bank incorporation, board of, member, to be 
bank shares, taxation .... 

banks, publication of facts >s to certain 

books, assessors, for, to furnish 

bucketing, so-called, corporations engaging in, dissolution 

co-operative banks, incorporation ..... 



Section 
5 



179 



ISO 



86-88 
2 



1-54 
1-12 



2 

24 

1-42 

2 
1-11 



1-17 
2 



14 


4 


14 


4 


14 


4 


14 


1-10 


14 


1 


14 


5 


181 


3, 4 


58 


9, 29 


35 


46 


6 


21 


14 


2 


268 


6 


14 


1 


14 


6 


14 


3,4,7 


59 


72-74 


193 


3 


26 


5 


63 


4-9 


167 


5 


59 


45 


271 


36 


170 


5 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



251 



CORPORATIONS AND TAXATION, DEPARTMENT OF ~ Continued. 
commissioner — Continued. 
powers and duties — Continued. 

corporate assets, transfer of, notice to . 

corporate franchise tax •■•-.... 

corporations, aqueduct companies ...... 

See also Water and Aqueduct Companies. 
attorney general, violations of law, to report to . 
bonds of treasurers of certain, to approve fomi . 
business, adoption of business corporation law, approval 
annual meeting, change of date .... 

articles of amendment ...... 

articles of organization, etc. ..... 

capital stock, certificate of subsequent issue, etc. 
condition, reports of ..... . 

officers, certificate of change ..... 

penalties, etc., to enforce ..... 

taxation ........ 

See also Corporations, business; Taxation, corporations, of. 
certificates, reports, etc., inspection and records of 
charitable, etc., name, change of . . . 

purpose, change of ..... 

co-operative ....... 

filing list of shareholders, to enforce . 

foreign, in general ...... 

attorney for service on . 
See also Corporations, foreign, 
miscellaneous, certain 

See also Corporations, miscellaneous, 
name, adoption and change .... 

taxation, in general ...... 

unauthorized business, proceedings to restrain 
correspondence schools, etc., permit for sale of stock 
county officers, returns from, annual report to general court as to 
deposits with state treasurer, assessment 
destruction of returns, etc. . 
distribution of taxes to towns 
foreign executor, etc., petition for license to receive, sell, etc., certain per 

sonalty, notice to . 
forest lands, taxation .... 

See also Taxation, forest lands, of. 
forfeitures of corporate franchises, redemption of bonds in numerical order 
gas and electric companies, change of officers, certificate filed with 

incorporation, certificate filed with, prior to 
hydro-electric and electric companies consolidated, determination of value 
of property .... 

illegal taxes, abatement of certain 
insurance companies, examiners of officers of 
returns, filing with . . 

taxation ...... 

labor organizations, incorporation 

legacy and succession taxes . 

legislative petitions, certain . 

local taxation, supervision 

mining stocks, statements as to, penalties 

municipal statistics, annual report, etc. . 

organization of department . 

public institutions, reimbursement for loss of taxes on land of 

public utilities department, assessment of expenses of 

railroads, preferred stock, copy of vote, filed with 

registers of probate, copies of inventories, to send to 

reports to general court ..... 

revision of local valuation ..... 



Chapter 



63 

63 

165 

166 

155 
175 
15G 
156 
156 
156 
156 
156 
156 
156 
63 

155 
180 
180 
157 
155 
181 
181 

158 

155 
63 

155 
93 
35 
58 
58 
58 

204 
61 

107 
164 
164 

164 

58 

175 

175 

63 

180 

65 

3 

58 

93 

44 

14 

58 

25 

160 

217 

35 

58 

59 



Section 



76 

53-60 

12-14 

5 

2 

105 

3 

29 

43 

11 

16, 17 

47-50 

24 

52 

30-52 

2 
11 
10 

7,8 

23 

1-22 

3.4 

1, 9, 33, 36-42 

9, 10 
68-71 
11 
19 
46 
28 
30 
18-26 



2-10, 14, 15 

8 

29 

5 

97 

27 

19 

19 

20, 24-28 

16, 17 

14, 15, 23-29, 35 

7 

1-8 

15-17 

44 

1-10 

13-17 

11 

44 

16 

46 

9, 29 

76 



252 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CORPORATIONS AND TAXATION, DEPARTMENT OF — Continued. 
commissioner — Concluded. 
powers and duties — Concluded. 

sale of lands held by towns for taxes 
savings banks, etc., deposits iii . 

incorporation ....... 

ships and vessels, corporations interested in, taxation 
state tax, apportionment, etc. .... 

stock transfer tax ...... 

street railways, preferred stock, copy of vote authorizing, etc., filed w 
telephone, etc., companies, valuation of property 
abatement ....... 

treasurer, state, to certify certain dejiosits to . 
trust companies, incorporation .... 

veterans' exemption ...... 

voluntary associations ...... 

See also Volunt.^ry A.ssociATiox-i. 
water supply, to apportion cost of protoctin.s:. v 1 en 
deputy commissioners, appointment and salaries 
powers and duties . ...... 

divisions, in general ....... 

directors, appointment and salaries, etc. 
duties and functions, in general 
accounts, division of . 

director, appointment and salary .... 

assistants to, appointment, etc. 

director of accounts, entitled ... 

absence, disability, etc., of, designation of employee to act 
powers and duties,, in general 
accounting systems, municipal 

agriculture, trustees for county aid to, to audit accounts of 
audits, nmnicipal ...... 

bonds, official, examination .... 

borrowing of money by towns, legislative petitions 
clerks of courts, unclaimed funds with, audit of fees, etc. 
county, accounts, supervision, etc. . 
appropriations, fonn .... 

commissioners, expenses, to audit, etc. 

record of proceedings, copy to . 
estimates of expenses, etc. . 
reports, to receive copies 
treasurers' accounts, to prescribe form 
certificate accompanying payments to 
emergency loans, munici]jal 

fines, forfeitures, etc., county treasurer to return statement to 
indebtedness, municipal, to be informed of 
land court fees, accounts 
municipal accounts, audit 

form, etc. .... 

statistics, to compile . 
necessaries of life, town accounts as to 
old papers, may destroy, etc. 
report, annual, of town accountant, form 

town, etc., notes, form and certification 

designated emjiloyee, by . 
I)a>^^ent, notice to . 
penalty for failure . 
town reports, to receive 
witnesses, may summon, etc. 
vacancy, etc.. in office of, performance of certain duties 
corporations, division of . 

director, appointment and salary . 

powers and duties, in general 

See also, supra, commissioner; Corpor.\tions 



Chapter 



Section 



ith 



60 


79 


63 


11-17 


168 


10 


63 


67 


58 


9, 10 


64 


3-8, 12-14 


161 


34 


59 


39-42 


59 


73, 74 


10 


6 


172 


10 


58 


11, 12 


182 


1-5 


111 


165 


14 


4 


14 


6 


14 


1 


14 


4 


14 


7 


14 


1 


14 


4 


14 


4 


14 


7 


14 


7 


14 


7 


44 


35-43, 45 


128 


40 


44 


35-43, 45 


30 


20 


3 


8 


221 


34 


35 


44-47 


35 


29 


34 


8 


34 


10 


35 


28 


35 


27 


35 


15 


35 


41 


44 


7 


35 


40 


44 


28 


185 


11 


14 


7 


41 


57 


14 


7 


40 


20 


44 


46 


41 


61 


14 


7 


44 


23-27 


14 


7 


44 


25 


44 


60 


41 


60 


44 


45 


14 


7 


14 


1 


14 


4 


14 


7 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



253 



CORPORATIONS AND TAXATION, DEPARTMENT OF — Concluded 
divisions — Concluded. 

income tax division, assessors, appointment, etc 
bond ....... 

director, deputies, etc. .... 

districts, establishment of . 

powers and duties, in general 

See also Taxation, incomes, of. 
inheritance taxes, division of ...... . 

appraisers, appointment, etc. ....... 

director, appointment, salary, etc. ...... 

powers and duties, in general ....... 

See also, supra, commissioner; Taxation, legacies and successions, of. 
local taxation, division of ....... . 

director, appointment and salary ....... 

powers and duties, in general ...... 

See also, supra, commissioner, 
supervisors of assessors, etc., appointment, etc. .... 

See also Commonwe.a.lth, departments, boards, commissions, etc. 
CORPORATIONS, DIVISION OF. 

See C'oRPOR.\TioN.s and Taxation, Department of. 
CORPORATION SOLE. 

See Corporations, in general. 
CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS. 

commitment of wife, etc., to, does not pauperize ..... 

See also Penal and Reformatory Institutions. 
CORRECTION, DEPARTMENT OF. 
in general: 

agents, discharged prisoners, for aiding, appointment, etc 
duties, etc. ....... 

state police officers, special, appointment as 
contracts, etc., of, no officer to be interested in . 
defective delinquents, departments for 
employees, state police officers, special, appointment as 
establishment ....... 

land of, reimbursement for loss of taxes on 
organization, in general ...... 

physical training, director of, appointment 

duties ........ 

commissioner, in general: 

agents, employment by public service companies, certain laws not applicable 
appointment and salary .... 

clerical assistance, employment of 

expenditures for ..... 

laborers employed by, wages 
powers and duties, absent prisoners, etc., supervision 
advances from treasury to . 

certification of need ..... 

statement and vouchers for 
aid, certain prisoners' dependents, to 

discharged prisoners, to . 
Boston, penal institutions commissioner of, reports, annual, by, to 
Bridgewater state hospital, medical director, appointment and salar 
proval .... 

regulations, approval 
contracts, prison, approval 

arbitrators for settling, approval 
proposals for .... 

yearly, when deemed advantageous 
county, commissioners, reports, annual, by, to 

treasurers, returns by, to . 
criminal cases, arrests, etc., reports to 
forms ..... 



Chapter 



14 
14 
14 
14 
14 
62 

14 
14 
14 

14 
65 

14 
14 
14 

14 



116 



Section 

4, 9 
10 

8 
9 

7,8 
1-60 

1 
4 
4 

7 
1-36 

1 
4 
7 





27 


4 




. 127 


158-163 




. 127 


127 




27 


6 




. 123 


117 




. 127 


127 




27 


1 




. 58 


13-17 




27 


1-6 




27 


3 




127 


19 


plicabh 


? 271 


41 




27 


1 




27 


3 




124 


2 




125 


9 




124 


4 




29 


23 




29 


24 




29 


25 




124 


3 




127 


158-163 




127 


10 


ry, ap- 








125 


48 




125 


48 




125 


49 




125 


50 




125 


52 




125 


51 




127 


10 




35 


40 




124 


8,9 




124 


8 



254 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



for 



CORRECTION, DEPARTMENT OF — Continued. 
commissioner — Continued. 
powers and duties — Continued. 

district attorneys furnishing criminal history of prisoners, blanks 
jails, etc., plans for, to approve ..... 

Massachusetts training schools, transfers from, to state farm 
mittimus committing a female, abstract of, transmission to 
parole, board of, information to, as to prisoners 
orders of, issuance ...... 

penal, etc., institutions, commonwealth, of, in general: 
bills for supplies, etc., approval 
contracts on account of .... 

industries at, etc. ...... 

letter boxes for prisoners, keys of, custody 
pay rolls, approval ..... 

prisoners in, absent on permits, etc., supervision 
aid to dependents of . 
employment (see, supra, industries at). 
female, pregnant, removal to hospital by order of 
expense, payment .... 

liberty permits for, issuance 
measurements, persons to take, appointment 
photographs, finger prints, descriptions, etc. . 
physical training ..... 

removal to and from ..... 

expense, payment 
rules ...... 

approval, etc., by governor, etc. . 
solitary imprisonment, records 
superintendent or warden, appointment 

reports, annual, by, to 

sureties on bonds, approval 
supervision ..... 
visitation ..... 
Massachusetts reformatory, clerk, salary, fixing 
engineers, salaries, approval . 
firemen, salaries, approval 
officers, additional, number, fixing . 
parole clerk, appointment 

duties, prescribing 
prisoners in, classification 

dealing with, rules for 

instruction, expenditures for, approval 



removals to and from .... 

trades, valuable, learning .... 
superintendent, deputy, assistant, additional compensation of, approval 

bond, sureties on, approval 

when required ..... 

removal ....... 

transfers from, industrial school for boys, to 
visitors, entertainment of, expenditures for, approval 
watchmen, number, approval 
prison camp and hospital, employees, appointment, approval 

compensation, approval .... 
industries at ...... 

expenses, schedules, approval 
officers, appointment, approval 

compensation, approval .... 
prisoners in, government, etc., of, rules . 

labor (see, supra, industries at). 

removals to .... . 

purchases and sales for, approval 
superintendent, salary, fixing 



Chapter 



Section 



127 




27 


34 




14 


120 




16 


126 




21 


127 




129 


127 




149 


125 




54 


125 




49-52 


127 




51-72 


127 




87 


125 




54 


124 




4 


124 




3 


127 




118 


127 




123 


127 




128 


127 




23 


127 




23-26, 31 


127 




19 


127 79,97 


-102 


,107-114, 




117 


118, 120 


127 




123 


124 




1 


124 




1 


127 




4 


125 




2 


127 




10 


125 




3 


124 




1, 2 


124 




2 


125 




29 


125 




29 


125 




29 


125 




24 


125 




25 


125 




25 


127 




20 


127 




20 


127 




91 


120 




15 


127 79, 97 


,99, 


100. 102, 


109, 


112 


113, 124 


127 




61 


125 




6 


125 




5 


125 




5 


125 




5 


120 




15 


125 




26 


125 




24 


125 




4 


125 




40 


127 


71, 78, 81, 82 


127 




71, 82 


125 




4 


125 




40 


127 




80 


127 




79, 109 


125 




41 


125 




40 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



255 



CORRECTION, DEPARTMENT OF — Continued. Chapt'^r 

commissioner — Continued. 
powers and duties — Continued. 

penal, etc., institutiona, commonwealth, of — Concluded. 

reformatory for women, burial place for prisoners who die in, hold- 
ing 

employees, salaries, fixing 

instruction of prisoners, rules as to, approval 

matrons, numlaer, fixing 

officers, additional, number, fixing . 

salaries, fixing ..... 
prisoners in, cIa.ssification 
dealing with, rules for 
emplojTnent of, domestic service, in, contracts for 

removals to and from .... 

superintendent, deputy, assistant, additional compensation of, ap- 
proval ...... 

bond, sureties on, approval 

when required ..... 

removal ...... 

transfers from, industrial school for girls, to 
state farm, employees, appointment, approval 
salaries, approval i . . . . 

management, etc., by superintendent, approval 
officers, appointment, approval 

salaries, approval ..... 

prisoners in, deportation, when 

re-arrest, etc., upon return to Massachusetts 
removals to and from .... 

support of certain, pajTiient for, amount, determination 
superintendent, salary, fixing 
supervision .... 

state prison, clerk, salary, fixing 
electrician, salary, fixing 
engineers, salaries, approval . 
firemen, salaries, approval 
officers, additional, number, fixing 
prisoners in, classification 
dealing with, rules for 
recreation, etc., assemblages for, consent 
removals ...... 

solitary labor, confinement to, consent 

United States courts, sentenced by, payment of expenses, agreement 
with ........ 

sabbath school at, maintenance, consent and regulations 
schools of instruction at, approval and regulations . 
visitors, entertainment of, expenditures for, approval 
permits ........ 

refusal of admission to, report to . . . 

register of, open to . 
warden, deputy, assistant, additional compensation, approval 
bond, sureties on, approval .... 

when required ...... 

removal ....... 

watchmen, number, approval .... 

penal, etc., institutions, counties, of, county industrial farms 
jails and houses of correction, industries at 

prisoners in, classification ..... 

employment (see, supra, industries at). 

female, aid to discharged ..... 

employment, domestic service, in, contracts for . 
pregnant, removal to hospital by order of . 
liberty permits for, is.suance .... 

phy.sical training of, system, institution 



Section 



125 


32 


125 


38 


125 


35 


125 


31 


125 


31 


125 


38 


127 


20 


127 


20 


127 


85 


/ 120 


15 


t 127 110, 


HI, 113, 124 


125 


6 


125 


5 


125 


5 


125 


5 


120 


15 


125 


4 


125 


46 


125 


45 


125 


4 


125 


46 


127 


114 


127 


114 


127 79, 98- 


-101,107-111, 




114, 126 


127 


126 


125 


46 


125 


43 


125 


22 


125 


22 


125 


22 


125 


22 


125 


13 


127 


20 


127 


20 


127 


34 


127 79, 97, 98, 109 


127 


40 


125 


11 


127 


89 


127 


89 


125 


14 


127 


36 


127 


37 


127 


37 


125 


6 


125 


5 


125 


5 


125 


5 


125 


13 


126 


35, 36 


127 51-59, 


65-77, 85, 86 


127 


21 


127 


159 


127 


85 


127 


118, 123 


127 


128 


127 


19 



256 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS, 



CORRECTION, DEPARTMENT OF — Continued. Chapter 

commissioner — Concluded. 
powers and duties — Concluded. 

penal, etc., institutions, counties, of — Concluded. 
jails and houses of correction — Concluded. 
prisoners in — Concluded. 

removals to and from ....... 



Section 



expense of certain, approval ..... 

support of certain prisoners upon, expense of, approval, etc 
reports as to, to . 
rules .......... 

approval, etc., by governor, etc. ..... 

jailers, etc., of, not to be inconsistent with . 
solitary imprisonment, records ..... 

supervision ......... 

visitation ......... 

prison industries (see, supra, penal, etc., institutions, commonwealth, of, 

counties, of), 
probation officers, etc., relations with ...... 

reform schools, inmates, removal to Massachusetts reformatory 
removals of employees, etc., of state penal institutions 

reports, general court, to ....... . 

governor, to ....■..• . 

retirement of prison, etc., employees ...... 

rules and regulations, changes in certain, suggestions by warden, etc. 
penal institutions, in general ....... 

approval, etc., by governor, etc. ...... 

jailers, etc., of, not to be inconsistent with .... 

physical training of prisoners ....... 

prison camp and hospital, prisoners removed to, government, etc. 

prisoners, dealing wdth certain, according to conduct, etc. 

prison industries ......... 

tools, etc., used in, purchase by agents ..... 

state prison, schools of instruction at . 
sheriffs, reports, annual, by, to ...... . 

soUtary imprisonment ......... 

state police officers, special, appointment by governor, recommenda 
tions .......... 

Suffolk school for boys, inmates, removal to Massachusetts reforma- 
tory ........ 

visits to penal institutions ...... 

witnesses in jail .,...■•• 
deputy commissioners, appointment, salary, duties, etc. 
parole, board of, one to serve on .... . 

prisoners, removal of, orders for, signing by . . . 

pardons, advisory board of, board of parole to be 
powers and duties, merits of petitions, consideration of 

notice to attorney general, district attorneys, etc., of petitions 
report to governor with recommendations 
rules as to meetings, etc. .... 

witnesses before, summoning, oaths, fees, etc. 
parole, board of, chairman, designation of . 
how constituted ...... 

members, appointment, salary, etc. . 

powers and duties, advisory board of pardons, as 

annual report to commissioner 

commissioner's report to include 
defective delinquents, parole of . 

permits to be at liberty, granting to prisoners 

jails and houses of correction 



127 

127 
127 
127 
124 
124 
124 
127 
124 
124 



276 

127 
31 
124 
127 
124 
32 
125 
124 
124 
124 
127 
127 
127 
127 
127 
127 
127 
127 

.127 

127 

124 

276 

27 

27 

127 

124 

127 

127 

127 

127 

127 

27 

27 

27 

124 

127 

124 

124 

123 

I 121 

1 127 

127 



79, 99, 101-111, 

113, 118 

123 

124, 126 

10 

1 

1 

1 

4 

1,2 

2 



99, 100 

112 

46 

6 

163 

5 

46 

7 

1 

1 

1 

19 

80 

20 

51 

68 

89 

10 

4,47 

127 

112 

2 

52 

2 

5 

120 

7 

154 

154 

154 

154 

154 

5 

5 

5 

7 

154 

7 

6 

118 

7 

128-139 

128, 135, 136, 138, 

139 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAAVS. 



257 



G9 



CORRECTION, DEPARTMENT OF — Concluded. Chapter 

parole, board of — Concluded. 
powers and duties — Concluded. 

permits to be at liberty — Concluded. 
Massachusetts reformatory 

prisoners to be seen before, etc. 
prison camp and hospital . 

prisoners to be seen before, etc. 
reformatory for women 

prisoners to be seen before, etc. 
superintendent, etc., presence at meetings of board 
revocation by . 

arrest upon, by order of 
state farm 
state prison 
special permits 

prisoners to be seen before, etc. 
transfers not to affect powers as to 
rules, etc., printing, etc., of 
statutes relating to, printing, etc., of 

See also Commonwealth, departments, boards, commissions, etc 
CORRECTION, HOUSES OF. 

See Penal and Reformatory Institutions. 
CORRESPONDENCE COURSES. 

public provision for ........... 

See also Education, Dep.\rtment of, powers and duties, university extension, etc 
CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS. 
pupils, defrauded, action by 
rules as to, education department, by . 

penalty for violation 
sale of stocks, etc., by, regulated 

false representation prohibited, penalty 
CORROSIVE SUBLIMATE. 

sale regulated ............ 

CORRUPTION. 

See Bonu.s; Bribery; Corrupt Practices in Elections; Elections; Juries 
AND .Jurors; Public Institutions; Public Officers ; Sheriffs, 
Deputy Sheriffs and Constables. 
CORRUPT PRACTICES IN ELECTIONS. 

general provisions ........... 

See also Elections; and index to state constitution (elections), pp. 17, 18. 
COSTS. 

civil cases, in, in general: 

amendments, continuances, etc., as condition of . . 

amount of damages as affecting, appeal by prevailing party 
real actions and replevin ....... 

superior court, personal actions, in . 
appeals, district courts, from, co-defendant not joining in 
damages, amount in higher court as affecting 
security for, bond or deposit ...... 

appeals, etc., full court, to, expense of copies, etc., taxed as 
arbitrators aud referees, award by ..... 

arrest on execution for, affidavit dispensed with 

mesne process, in case of . 
assignees of executors, etc., suits by .... . 

attachment, dissolution by bond, fees, etc., included in defendant's 

real estate, of, register's fees, taxable in plaintiff's 
attorney general, private persons suing in name of, liable for 
bail, officer's fees, etc., taxed in defendant's .... 

bankruptcy, defendant's, effect on ..... 

briefs, printing of ........ 

cases tried together . . . . ■ . 

clerks of courts to tax ........ 



Section 



127 


128, 


129, 


131, 132, 
135, 139 


127 






129 


127 


128, 


129, 


137, 139 


127 






129 


127 


128, 


129, 


136, 139 


127 






129 


127 






129 


127 






118 


127 






149 


127 




128, 


138, 139 


127 




128, 


133, 139 


127 






131, 132 


127 






129 


127 






139 


124 






1 


124 






1 



270 



55 



7, 8 



. 93 


21 


. 93 


22 


93 


23 


. 93 


19, 20, 23 


. 93 


20, 23 



1-38 



261 


18 


261 


3 


261 


6 


261 


3,4 


231 


97 


261 


3 


231 


98-100 


212 


11 


261 


18 


224 


16 


261 


23,26 


231 


6 


223 


122, 126 


223 


65 


261 


15 


262 


8 


261 


2 


231 


109 


261 


25 


261 


8 


261 


19 



258 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



COSTS — Continued. 

civil cases, in, in general — Continued. 

commissioner, corporations, of, fee on service of process, taxed 

insurance, of, fee on service of process, taxed in 
commonwealth, liability for >. 

judgments for, how payable 

private persons suing in name of 

taxed for, attorney general, no travel for 
contract, against several defendants 

co-defendant not appealing 
corporation, in favor of, travel computed how 
counts recovered on, limited to . 
discretionary, when ..... 

amendments, continuances, etc., in case of . 

cases tried together, reduction 

equity suits, in ..... 

interrogatories, answers to . . . 

district courts, appeals by prevailing party from 

items allowed in .... . 

trustee process ..... 
endorsement of process to secure . 

See also Practice in Civil Actions. 
equity suits, in . 

discovery, bills for ..... 
exceptions, reservation of case on disallowance of, certain expenses taxed in 
executors, etc., against, personal liability for 

default, etc., on citation to appear, none 

separate execution for 
interrogatories . . . 

items taxable ..... 

auditors, comj)ensation, etc., of . 

foreign corporations, fee for service on commissioner, etc. 

land court, in .... . 

money in court, offer by defendant 
multiplicity of actions, failure to join 
new trial, refusal of motion, terms to be taxed as 
offer of judgment, unaccepted, as affecting 
prevailing party to recover 

appeal from district court by 

counts recovered on, limited to . 

real actions and replevin 

superior court, no recovery, when 
probate courts, in ... . 

real actions, in . 

replevin, in ..... 

second action for same cause stayed, when 

security for, appeals from district courts, bond or deposit 

shire town, trial in other than designated 

small claims procedure, in . 

speedy trials, on motions for 

superior court, in, appeal to, prevailing party, by 

damages less than twenty dollars, etc. 

items allowed in ... . 

supreme judicial court, briefs for arguments in 

items allowed in ... . 

taxation by clerk .... 

appeal to court .... 

costs, allowance .... 
execution, pending, bond 

double or treble costs 

no fee for ..... 

notice to adverse party, when 



Chapter 



Section 



181 


4 


175 


154 


261 


14 


261 


16 


261 


15 


261 


17 


235 


7 


231 


97 


261 


28 


261 


9 


261 


13 


261 


18 


261 


8 


261 


13 


261 


27 


261 


3 


261 


26 


261 


27 


231 


42^8 


261 


13 


261 


12 


231 


119 


230 


8, 12 


228 


6 


230 


9 


231 


66 


261 


23-27 


221 


61 


f 175 


154 


. 181 


4 


185 


21,33 


261 


5 


261 


7 


231 


130 


231 


75 


261 


1 


261 


3 


261 


9 


261 


6 


261 


4 


215 


45 


261 


6 


'247 


5, 6, 9, 13, 16 


255 


39 


[261 


6 


261 


10 


231 


98-100 


261 


24 


218 


22, 25 


231 


59 


261 


3 


261 


4 


261 


23 


261 


25 


261 


23 


261 


19 


261 


20 


261 


22 


261 


21 


261 


11 


262 


4 


261 


19 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



259 



COSTS — Continued. Chapter 

civil cases, in, in general — Continued. 

tender, as affected by . 

trustee process, in, in general 
items in district courts 
tender after wage attachment, effect 

unnecessary actions, in case of 
double, etc., appeal from order dismissing certain appeals 

cemeteries, tombs, etc., closing of, appeals to superior court 

interest on small loans, recovery of illegal 

manner of taxing ...... 

miunicipal court of the city of Boston, frivolous reports to appellate 
di\'ision ....... 

registration of land, adverse claim, frivolous, etc. 

supreme judicial court, award on frivolous exceptions, etc 

venue, wrong ........ 

witness fees, false certificates as to 

writs of error, on ....... 

executions for, arrest on, no certificate required 

bond to release attached personalty, action on 

commonwealth, in favor of . 

executor, etc., separate, against ..... 

guardian ad litem ....... 

insolvency proceedings, in . 

partition proceedings, in ..... . 

probate bonds, actions on certain ..... 

probate cases, in ....... 

simamary process to recover land, in ... . 

trustee process, in ...... . 

will, concealment proceedings, in . 

writ of entry against commonwealth, in ... 

specific proceedings, in, absentees, petition for appointment of receiver for, how 
paid ........ 

betterment assessments, petitions to abate 

division, when ....... 

lessee's contribution, petition to determine . 
building law appeals, in certain ..... 
burnt, dilapidated buildings, proceedings to abate 
carrier, to, delivering goods under lost bill of lading 
cemeteries, etc., appeals to superior court from order closing 
certiorari, writ of . . . 

constable's bond, suits on, endorsers for 
discovery, in equity suits for 
divorce proceedings 
easement, action by claimant of 
eminent domain, in proceedings for assessment of damages for 



Section 



recognizance to county for 

equitable process after judgment, in 
equity suits, in . 

discovery, bills for ..... 

execution debtor, redemption suit by . 
error, writs of ..... . 

fish ways, land takings for certain 

flats, boundaries of .... • 

forfeited goods, libel of .... 

fraudulent attachment, petition to dissolve 
guardian ad litem ..... 

gypsy moth assessment, appeals . 

information by commonwealth 

insolvency proceedings .... 

insolvent estates of deceased persons, claims against, appeals 
interpleader proceedings .... 

involuntary trespass, tender as affecting 



232 


12. 13 


246 


68-83 


261 


27 


246 


29 


261 


7 


231 


133 


114 


40 


140 


106 


261 


11 


231 


108 


185 


112 


211 


10 


223 


1 


262 


62 


250 


8 


224 


16 


223 


95 


25« 


4 


230 


9 


201 


35 


216 


175 


241 


22 


205 


31 


215 


45 


239 


3 


246 


69, 70, 72, 74. 




75.80 


191 


14 


245 


12 


200 


2 


80 


9 


80 


15 


80 


11 


143 


56 


139 


2 


108 


17 


114 


40 


249 


4 


41 


93 


261 


12 


208 


38 


187 


4 


79 


38-40 


34 


18 


79 


38 


225 


9 


261 


13 


261 


12 


236 


41 


250 


8 


130 


20 


240 


22 


2.57 


10 


223 


111 


201 


35 


132 


20 


245 


5, 12 


216 


174. 175 


198 


15 


231 


40.41 


242 


8 



I 7' 



260 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



COSTS — Concluded. 

civil cases, in — Concluded. 

specific proceedings, in — Concluded. 

land court proceedings ...... 

liens, enforcement of certain ..... 

buildings, etc., on ...... . 

mandamus proceedings .;.... 

mortgages, suits to redeem ...... 

offensive trades, appeals from orders as to . 

overflow of land, dams, caused by, petitions for compensation 

partition proceedings ....... 

paupers, assessment of support on kindred 

probate bonds, actions on certain, endorsers for 

probate cases ........ 

prostitution, houses of, abatement as nuisances 

quahaug fisheries, commission to investigate, etc., petitions for 

quo warranto proceedings ...... 

railroad crossings, grade, petition to abolish 

real actions ........ 

estate, sale by executors, etc., upon objection to license for 

replevin . . . . 

property held imder lien 
reservoir company, flowage of land, petition for compensation 
review, writs of . 
small claims procedure ...... 

stockholder's liability, enforcement of, bond to secure 
summary process to recover land ..... 

title to land, proceedings to settle .... 

vacating of judgment, petitions for .... 

warehouseman, bond of, suits on . 

delivering goods imder lost receipt, etc. 
ways, as to, recognizance to county to secure 
will, concealment proceedings ..... 

workmen's compensation cases ..... 

criminal cases, in, acquitted, etc., persons not liable for 
butter, cheese, etc., analysis of sample .... 

copies on appeals, etc., to full court, expense taxed as 

error, writ of, discharge of defendant on . 

fine, inclusion in ....... . 

maxinuim, in addition to ..... . 

intoxicating liquors, proceedings to forfeit, etc. . 

items of, in general ....... 

town, etc., county treasurer to pay to, when 
COSTUMED DEBT COLLECTORS. 

penalty for employing ....... 

COTTON. 

contaminated, use in mattresses, etc., forbidden, penalty 
fraud in sale by weight, penalty ...... 

manufacture, etc., of certain articles containing, regulated, penalty 

second hand, use in mattresses, etc., regulated, penalty . 
storage, etc., in certain buildings restricted, penalty 

tenement house laws, under, storage, etc., when forbidden 

COTTON ROOT. 

sale regulated ......... 

COTTON SEED. 

bushel, weight of ....... . 

oil, sale, certain laws not to apply to, when .... 

short weight, in sales by bushel, penalty .... 
COUNCIL AND COUNCILLORS. 

See Executive Coun'cil; Governor and Council. 
COUNCILLOR DISTRICTS. 

division of commonwealth into ...... 



Chapter 



Section 



18.5 


21, .33 


255 


29, 30 


254 


22 


249 


. 5 


244 


24 


111 


150 


253 


18, 23, 24, 28, 43 


241 


22 


117 


11 


205 


26 


215 


45 


139 


11, 12 


1.30 


89 


249 


9-11 


159 


66, 67, 75 


261 


6 


204 


10 


[ 247 


5, 6, 9, 13, 16 


\ 261 


6 


255 


39 


253 


43 


250 


20, 34 


218 


22, 25 


158 


54 


239 


3 


240 


3 


250 


19 


105 


3 


105 


21 


82 


2, 31 


191 


14 


152 


14 


278 


14 


94 


60 


212 


11 


250 


12 


280 


6 


280 


6 


138 


72 


280 


6 


280 


2 



272 



270 

94 

112 

94 



57 



97 



94 


271 


94 


305 


94 


270-273, 276, 




277 


94 


272 


148 


33, 51 


144 


74 


145 


4 



173 

35 

223 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



261 



COUNCILMAN. 

civil service appointments, recommendations for, regulated 

See also City Councils; Common Councils. 
COUNSEL. 

accused persons entitled to ....... 

aissignment by court in criminal cases, inmates of reform schools, to 

capital cases, in, assignment, etc. ...... 

legislative (.see General Court). 

See also Attorney.s at L.\.w; City and Town Solicitors. 
COUNSELLORS A'T LAW. 

See Attorneys at L.wv. 
COX7NSEL TO THE HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 

appointment, duties, etc. ........ 

See also Gener.'vl Court. 
COUNSEL TO THE SENATE. 

appointment, duties, etc. . . . . 

See also General Court. 
COUNTER-CLAIM. 

assignee of non-negotiable chose in action, subject to . 

See also Set-off. 
COUNTERFEITING. 

in general . . . . . . 

See also Forgery .\nd Counterfeiting. 
inspectors' brands, certain, penalty 

vinegar, on, penalty 
milk, inspector of, etc., seal of, penalty 
nails, inspectors' brands on, penalty 
search warrants for coin, etc. 

stamps for branding carcasses at slaughter houses, penalty 
trade marks, etc. (see Trade Marks and Labels). 
warehouse receipt ....... 

See also index to federal constitution, pp. 1 to 10. 
COUNTIES. 

actions by and against, no entry fee payable by 

process against, service of . . . 

venue ....... 

agricultural schools in certain 

See also Vocation.\l Education. 
agriculture, aid to, by 
boards, commissioners, etc., clerk, to record proceedings, to designate 

public records of, custody 
bonds, etc., of, registration 

See also County Finance. 
Boston, public buildings for Suffolk, to provide 
boundaries, determination by land court 

flats, of, land court jurisdiction 

marine, if .... . 

boundary line of, venue of crime near . 
bridges, regulation of speed upon, maintained, etc., by 

repair, etc., of certain, duties as to . 
buildings of, burning, penalty 

county police to preserve order in 

defacement, etc., of, arrests for, by county police 

defacing, penalty .... 

liens, not suljject to . . . 

See al.so Buildings. 

repairs of, etc., commissioners' annual report as to 
contracts for ...... 

estimates as to, preparation 

suits for injuries to ..... 

claims against, payment ..... 
clerks of courts of (see Clerks of Courts). 

contracts of, regulated ..... 



Chapter 
31 



26.3 

278 
277 



216 
231 



267 

94 
94 
94 
94 
276 
94 

105 



Section 
16 



5 

16 
47-49, 55, 56 



51-55 



51-55 



35 
5,6 



1-31 

306 
168 
39 
281 
1 
130 

63 



262 


4 


223 


28, 36, 37 


223 


6 


74 


25-38 


128 


40-45 


66 


6 


66 


6 


107 


4-6 


34 


3 


42 


12 


185 


1 


34 


1 


277 


57 


85 


20 


84 


3 


266 


2,3 


147 


8 


147 


8 


266 


97 


254 


6 


35 


26 


34 


17 


35 


28 


35 


20 


35 


10 


34 


17 


35 


34 



262 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



COUNTIES — Continued. 

corporations for certain purposes 

costs, etc., certain, accruing to, recognizance for 

councillor districts, assigned to 

court expenses, payment by 

court houses, to pro'V'ide 

erection and repair 
defective ways, bridges, etc., liability for 
drains, obstruction of, liability to, in tort for 

Dukes, special provisions as to (see Dukes County, County of). 
eminent domain, takings by, commissioners to make 
emploj'-ees of, half holidays for .... 
See also Labor, public employees. 

retirement system for .... 
See also Retirement Systems and Pensions 
fines, forfeitures, payable to . . . 

fish and game laws, under 

returns of .... . 

fireproof offices, to provide 
hawkers, etc., licenses for . 
highways, construction of . 

See also Ways, public, 
houses of correction (see, infra, jails, houses of correction, etc.). 

of reformation for juvenile offenders (see Penal and Reformatory Insti 

TUTIONS) . 

industrial farms (see Penal and Reformatory Institutions). 
injured workmen of, compensation to . 
injuries to property by, damages, award of . 

See also, supra, eminent domain, 
in.sane, etc., persons, commitment expenses, to pay 

no responsibility as to . 
insolvency courts, to provide court rooms for 
institutions of, eight hour law not applicable to 
jails, hou.ses of correction, etc., erection and repair 

to provide ....... 

See also Penal and Reformatory Institutions. 
laboratories, bacteriological, maintenance by 

laborers, workmen, etc., in service of, compensation to injured, etc. 
land court, rooms for sittings of, etc., to provide . 
law libraries, inhabitants to liave access to . 
low land and swamps, improvement of, participation in 

See also Low Land and Swamps. 
maps of, changes in, custody, etc. .... 

masonry inspectors employed by, qualifications 
Nantucket, special provisions for (see Nantucket County) 
officers and employees of, bonds of, examination, etc. 

bonus, etc., to, penalty . 

bribery of officers, penalty 

contracts, interest in certain, penalty 

delinquent, notice to district attorney 

fees, fines, etc., returns of 

fraud or embezzlement by, penalty . 
e\'idence . .... 

letters, official, of, dimensions . 

official authority, improper use of, penalties 

See also Elections. 
payments by, returns of ......... . 

political contributions as affecting, penalties ...... 

quo warranto proceedings against ........ 

paupers, state, support by, accounts for ....... 

penal and reformatory institutions (see Penal and Reformatory Institutions). 
pensioners, not to be paid for certain services ...... 

pensions for employees (see Retirement Systems and Pensions) . 



Chapter 


Section 


. 34 


1 


. 34 


18 


57 


2 


. 213 


8 


34 


3 


34 


14, 17 


. 229 


1 


83 


9 


79 


2 


34 


16 



32 

280 

130 

35 

34 

101 

82 



20-25 

2 
13 
40 

3 

23 

1-16 



152 


69-75 


79 


9-14 


123 


74 


123 


2 


216 


14 


149 


36 


34 


14, 17 


34 


3 


111 


184 


152 


69-75 


185 


1 


78 


3 


252 


7-13 


34 


2 


• 31 


41 


30 


20 


268 


9-12 


268 


7,8 


268 


11. 12 


35 


21 


35 


40 


266 


51 


266 


53 


34 


21 


/ 55 


28-31 


\ 56 


61-64 


35 


40,41 


f 55 


9-15 


1 56 


56, 59-61 


249 


12 


122 


19 



32 



91 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



263 



COUNTIES — Concluded. 

police, county, appointment, etc. ..... 

powers of, in general ........ 

prison-made articles, use in state departments, institutions, etc., of 
probation officers, money collected by, to be paid to, when 

pensions for certain 

salaries, etc., to pay 
public buildings, to provide 

erection and repair 

suits for injuries to 
public improvements, assessment of cost of 

See also Betterments, Assessment of. 
public schools, forfeitures by town payable to 
public works, contracts for (see Labor, public employees) 

employment on (see Labor, public employees). 

security for payments by contractor on 
real estate of, conveyance 

recognizances to, costs, etc., eminent domain proceedings, in 

petition for construction, etc., of highway, upon 

required, when 
records of, copies of, relative to land 

custody .... 

fireproof vaults for . 

ink, standard, for . 

preservation, etc. 
registers of deeds, salaries, to pay 
registry of deeds, term defined for purpose of 
representatives in general court, apportionment to 
retirement of county employees ... 

See also Retirement Systems and Pensions. 
road material prepared by prisoners, sale to . 
salaries paid by, commissioners' report as to 

how payable . 

increases regulated 
seal, adoption, custody, use, etc. 
service of process against 

sheriffs, election 

fees of, payable to . 

salaries of, to pay 
state highways, apportioned to 

reimbursement of commonwealth by 
Suffolk, special provisions for (see Suffolk County). 
suits on securities of, etc., treasurer may prosecute 
tort for personal injuries against, limitation of 
training schools for truants, etc., duties as to 

payments for support of inmates 
treasurers of (see County Treasurers). 
trial justices, accommodations for, to provide 
tuberculosis hospitals of (see Hospitals, tuberculosis, for) 
wages, weekly payment, by .... 

waters, jurisdiction over certain .... 

ways, defects in, liability for ... . 

monuments on, penalty for failure to establish, when 
public, maintenance of state improved 
COXJNTY AGRICULTURAL SCHOOLS. 

See Vocational Educvtion. 
COUNTY AID TO AGRICULTURE, TRUSTEES FOR. 

See Agriculture, county aid to. 
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, 
in general: 

annual report ....•.• 

trustees for county aid to agriculture, report of, to include 



'haptcr 


Section 


147 


8 


34 


1 


127 


53-60 


276 


93 


32 


75, 76 


276 


83, 88, 89, 94 


34 


3 


34 


14, 17 


35 


20 


80 


1 



71 



219 



34 



149 


29 


34 


14 


f '■* 


18 


1 79 


38 


82 


2 


34 


18, 19 


66 


5 


66 


6 


66 


11 


66 


2 


66 


1 


36 


33-36, 38 


36 


12 


57 


4 


32 


20-25 


127 


76, 78 


35 


26 


35 


16, 19 


35 


34 


34 


14 


223 


28, 36. 37 


/ 37 


1 


1 54 


159 


37 


22 


37 


17-21 


81 


8 


81 


9 


35 


20 


260 


4 


77 


1 


77 


1,0 



149 


148 


34 


1 


84 


15-26 


229 


1 


86 


1 


81 


25 



35 

128 



26, 27 
40 



264 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



COUNTY COMMISSIONERS — Continued. 
in general — Concluded. 

awards by, interest on judgment 
breach of duty by, forfeiture 
clerk of, clerk of the courts to act as 
temporary, appointment, duties, etc. 

deputy sheriffs attending, fees . 

election, certificates .... 

death after ..... 

failure to elect, special 

no two from same town, etc. 

record of vote for, transmission, etc. 
expenses, audit and payment 
failure to choose, vacancy, etc., proceedings 
jury service, exempt from 
letters, official, dimensions 
meetings ...... 

disorderly conduct at . 

record of proceedings .... 
other times, at .... 

sheriff to attend, when 
Middlesex, of, to act in Revere and Winthrop 
Nantucket, of, special provisions 
officers acting as, application of laws to 
petitions to, filing fee . ' . 
processes, service ..... 
public service companies, employment by, penalty for influencing 
railroads, free passes, etc., by, penalty 
removal by supreme judicial court 
salaries ..... 

service of process on . . . 

Suffolk, in, special provisions . 

term ...... 

vacancy, absence, interest, etc., proceedings in case of 
witnesses before, fees 

non-attendance as contempt 

oath, administration 

warrant to compel attendance 
associate commissioners, compensation 
duties ...... 

election ..... 

certificates of, to ... 

death after .... 

failure to elect, special 
no two from same town, etc. 
record of vote for, transmission, etc. 
jury service, exempt from 

term ...... 

vacancy, proceedings in case of 
powers and duties, general provisions 
abatement of local taxes, appeals to 
agricultural schools, certain, trustees 
agriculture, county aid to, budget 

trustees for, appointment 
assessors, appointment 

autopsies, district attorney to certify to, etc. 
betterment assessments, abatement, etc. 
books and supplies for district courts, audit of bills 
borrowing money ...... 

boulevards, metropolitan, concurrence in purchase of lands for 



Chapter 



Section 



235 


8 


34 


22 


221 


3 


34 


11 


221 


75 


262 


12 


54 


122 


54 


145 


54 


144 


54 


158 


54 


112 


34 


8 


54 


144, 146 


234 


1 


34 


21 


34 


9 


34 


13 


34 


10 


34 


19 


37 


16 


34 


4, 7 


34 


4, 5 


34 


20 


262 


4 


220 


7 


271 


40 


160 


199 


211 


4 


34 


5-7 


223 


37 


34 


4,5 


34 


4 


54 


158 


34 


12 


262 


29 


233 


5 


34 


13 


233 


6 


34 


7 


34 


12 


34 


4 


54 


62, 158 


54 


122 


54 


145 


54 


144 


54 


158 


54 


112 


234 


1 


34 


4 


54 


158 


54 


144, 146 


34 


14 


59 


64 


74 


26-28 


128 


44 


128 


40 


41 


27 


38 


7 


80 


10 


218 


39 


35 


36-38 


92 


80 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



265 



COUNTY COMMISSIONERS — Continued. 
powers and duties — Continued. 

boundaries, town, marks, etc., roino\al 

ways, of, monuments to show 
bridges, orders to repair . 

railroad, etc., repair, may petition for 

speed on . 
buildings, county, to erect, repair, etc. 
cemeteries, land takings for 
clerks of the courts, extra clerical assistance for, 

traveling expenses, audit 
contempt, may punish for 
contracts, county .... 
countj' treasurer, accounts 

appointment, etc., to fill vacancy . 

bond ..... 

clerical assistance to, to approve . 

oath, to take and record 

payments by, certain . 

secretary, state, to notify of vacancy 

temporary, to appoint 

traveling expenses of, to audit, etc. 
court enforcement of duties 
court houses, jails, etc., to erect, repair, etc. 
deer, wild, damages by . 
dimensions of motor trucks, special permit 
disbursements of county funds, not to make 
district attorneys, expenses 
district courts, clerical assistance for 

court officers, salaries . 

traveling expenses, audit 
dogs ...... 

See also Dogs. 
drains for highways .... 

drawbridges ...... 

elections, certificates to certain officers 

records of certain votes, examination, etc. 
transmission to ... . 

special, to fill vacancies 
eminent domain, takings by . 

costs on proceedings before . 

recognizance ..... 
estimates of county expenses . 

agricultural ^schools .... 

agriculture, county aid to, items . 
exclusive fishery, chairman as arbitrator 
expenditures, appropriations, in excess of . 
fences, etc., on ways, removal, etc. . 
ferries ....... 

fire enginemen, appointment to private engines, 
gravel pits, purchase, etc. 
great ponds, measurement 
habitual truants, etc., parole and discharge 
half holidays for county employees . 
■ highways, appeals from municipal action . 

land court proceedings affecting, notice to 

laying out, etc. ..... 

record of municipal action 

relocating, etc., concurrent jurisdiction, when 
houses of correction (see, infra, jails, etc.). 
houses of reformation for juvenile offenders 
industrial farms, county .... 
information, division of highways, to 



Chapter 



Section 



appro 



•al 



when 



42 


10 


86 


1 


84 


2-4 


159 


84 


8.5 


20 


34 


14 


114 


11-14 


221 


102 


221 


99 


34 


13 


34 


17 


3.5 


36, 44 


54 


143 


35 


3 


35 


7 


35 


3 


35 


10, 11 


54 


140 


35 


2 


35 


8 


35 


35 


34 


14 


131 


67 


90 


19 


35 


10 


12 


24 


218 


71-73 


218 


83 


218 


81 


140 


160-162, 165, 




169, 171 


83 


4 


85 


26, 27 


54 


121 


54 


121, 123 


54 


112 


54 


143 


79 


2 


79 


38 


34 


18 


35 


28 


74 


28 


128 


44 


130 


33 


35 


33, 34 


86 


5 


88 


1-7 


48 


33 


82 


38 


1.30 


30 


77 


8 


34 


16 


82 


19 


185 


39 


82 


1-16, 29, 39 


82 


18 


82 


17 


126 


13, 14 


126 


35-39 


81 


2 



266 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



COUNTY COMMISSIONERS — Continued. 
powers and duties — Continued. 
insane, expenses of commitment 

state paupers, deportation .... 
interest rate on county securities 

jails, etc., books, accounts, etc., of, accessible to 

employees, retirement of certain, recommendations 
inspectors of, as . 

masters or keepers, accounts of, allowance, etc. 
examination ..... 

advances to, for expenses .... 
amount, to approve .... 
certificate accompanying applications for, to approve 
statement of expenditures, to approve 
forfeitures by, for neglect, etc., to recover 
reimbursement for premiums on surety bonds, to approve 
removal by superior court upon complaint by 
officers, assistants, etc., salaries fixed by 
superior court to fix, when inadequate 
prisoners in, aid to discharged, etc., to approve 
conversation with, apart, by . 
female, employment, domestic service, in, consent by 

pregnant, liberty permits for, to grant 
instruction ..... 
land improvement by labor of 
liberty permits for, to grant 

revocation ..... 
arrest, etc., upon, by order of 
nightwalkers, sentenced as, discharge 
refractory, solitary imprisonment 
release on parole .... 
return to prison .... 
support, payment for, agreement as to amount, by 
provision for houses of correction in each county, except Dukes 
road material prepared by prisoners in, sale to 
rules as to houses of correction, to enforce 

record of proceedings to be kept 
rules by, restriction as to . 
solitary imprisonment in, notice to 
supplies, procuring by, except in SufTolk county 
commissions, etc., prohibited 
specific rations, etc., may order 
laboratories, bacteriological 
land court, rooms, etc., to provide 
landing places ..... 

law libraries, payments to . . . 

low lands, swamps, etc., improvement 
roads, ditches, etc., to, construction 
maps, county ..... 

medical examiners, fees, etc. 
meridian lines, posts showing, care 
oaths, may administer .... 
overflow of ways, dams, by, proceedings before 

See also Dams; Mills and Mill D.\ms. 
pensions, probation officers, for 
police officers, county, appointment . 
prison contracts, arbitrators to settle, to approve 
probate courts, rooms, etc., provision for 

records, rearrangement, renewal, etc. 
probat*" judt?es and registers, traveling expenses 
probation officers, compensation, to approve 

funds in hands of, approval of claims 
proprietors of general fields, abatement of assessments on 
public records, certain ...... 



Chapter 



Section 



by 



123 


74 


122 


22 


35 


39 


126 


2 


127 


8 


32 


46 


126 


1. 2, 26 


126 


29 


126 


2 


126 


30-32 


126 


30 


126 


31 


126 


32 


127 


5,8 


126 


16, 24 


127 


13 


126 


18-20 


126 


19 


127 


164, 165 


126 


2 


127 


85 


127 


142 


127 


92, 93 


127 


84 


127 


128, 140-142 


127 


148 


127 


149 


127 


143 


127 


44 


127 


141 


127 


141, 149 


127 


125 


126 


8 


127 


76 


126 


11 


126 


11 


124 


1 


127 


43 


126 


28 


126 


28 


126 


34 


111 


184 


185 


1 


88 


15-18 


78 


4 


252 


7-13 


252 


16-19, 23 


34 


2 


38 


19 


97 


I 


34 


13 


253 


33-38 


32 


75,76 


147 


8 


127 


73 


215 


63,54 


215 


55 


217 


42 


276 


83 


276 


93 


179 


25 


66 


5,7 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



267 



COUNTY COMMISSIONERS — Concluded. 
powers and duties — Concbidcd. 
qualification of officers by, return 
railroads, Boston, in, city council to act as 
crossings, alteration 

private ..... 

public ways, at . . . 

standing wood, removal 
ways, of, to determine manner . 
embankments, fences, culverts, etc, 
eminent domain, takings by, award of damages 
injuries to land, etc., by, award of damages . 
location, form of description in office 
purchased land, filing description . 
real estate of county, may sell, etc. . 
recognizance of applicant for damages 
registers of deeds, appointment to fill vacancy . 
clerical assistance to . 
indexes, estimates of expense 

new, copies ...... 

oath and bond ...... 

office hours, may change .... 

removal ....... 

second assistants, salaries .... 

secretary, state, to notify, of vacancy 
temporary, to appoint .... 

reports, commissioner, correction, of, to, annually 
forfeiture for neglect ..... 

reservoirs, mill dams, etc., safety of . 
retirement system for certain counties, etc. 
road material, prepared by prisoners, sale to 
seal for county ...... 

selectmen, etc., penalty for not choosing, fixing . 

sheriffs, reimbursement for premiums on surety bonds, appr 



Chapter 



Section 



oval 



state highways .... 

surveyors, land, record book for 
tax, county ..... 

persons to assess, to appoint, when 
training schools for school offenders . 

discharges, etc., from . 
tuberculosis hospitals 

See also Hospitals, tuberculosis, for. 

veterans, retirement of certain 

ways, notice of injury on, given to, when 

private, procedure as to, in general 

removal of obstructions from 

state improved, repair 

town, procedure as to, in general . 

wet lands, abatement as nuisances . 

wharves and common real estate, proprietors of, by-laws of, to approve 

workhouses, prisoners in, liberty permits for, to grant .... 

See also Counties; County Finance; County Treasurers; and index 
state constitution, pp. 11 to 43. 
COUNTY EXAMINERS. 

composition, duties, etc. ......... 

COUNTY FINANCE 

in general ........-•• 

accounts, regulation and supervision of ...... 

advances from county treasury, jails, etc., to masters, etc., of 
agricultural schools, as affecting ........ 

See also Vocational Education. 
agriculture, county aid to, as afTecting ...... 

appropriations, expenditures exceeding ...... 

prior to ......•••• ■ 



to 



34 


15 


160 


2 


159 


59 


160 


109-112 


160 


97-108 


160 


150 


160 


75 


160 


91 


79 


7 


79 


10 


160 


89 


160 


79 


34 


14 


34 


18 


54 


143 


36 


38 


36 


30 


36 


29 


36 


3 


36 


11 


36 


9 


36 ' 


6 


54 


146 


36 


8 


127 


10 


127 


10 


253 


44-49 


32 


21-24, 34, 36 


127 


76, 78 


34 


14 


41 


4 


37 


2 


126 


16 


81 


4-6, 11 


97 


2 


35 


30,31 


59 


27 


77 


1 


77 


8, 9 


HI 


78-91 


32 


50, 56, 59 


84 


18, 19 


82 


26-32 


86 


3 


81 


25 


82 


26-32 


HI 


141, 142 


179 


7 


127 


140 



54 



122, 144 



35 


28-47 


35 


44-47 


126 


30-32 


74 


28-30 


128 


40-45 


35 


32, 33 


35 


14,34 



268 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



COUNTY FINANCE — Continued. 
appropriations — Concluded. 

general court, by ...... . 

lapsing ......... 

unexpended balances ...... 

balance, unappropriated, what constitutes 

payments from ........ 

bills, vouchers, etc., keeping . . 

bonds, etc., held by sinking fund commissioners, registration 
issue by, regulated ....... 

industrial farms, for ...... 

interest on, rate of ..... . 

low land and swamps, improvement of, for 

registration ....... 

savings banks may invest in . 

tax exempt ....... 

tuberculosis hospitals, etc., for .... 

collection and disbursement of funds .... 

contracts regulated ....... 

courts, money paid into, interest to be paid to, etc. 

criminal prosecutions, expenses in, how payable 

debts of, annual publication of data as to . 
director of accounts, duties as to 

See also Corpor.vtions and T-ixation, Department of, divisions of 
accounts, director, 
expenditures, annual account by treasurer 

annual publication . 

appropriations for . 
prior to 
when may exceed 

auditing 

Suffolk county, in 

estimates 

agricultural schools, county, to include 

general court to authorize 

new, unusual, etc., regulated . 

treasurer's accounts of . 
financial year ..... 
fines, etc., to whom payable 

returns of .... . 

interest on certain deposits, to whom payable 

rate on securities 

payable on certain overdue debts 
law libraries, payments to . 
low land and swamps, improvement of 

See al.so Low L.\nd .\nd Swamps. 
net indebtedness, term defined ....... 

notes, issue of (.see, supra, bonds, etc., issue by). 

officers receiving money payable to county, accounts of, regulation, etc. 

payments from treasury 

Suffolk, in ... . 

receipts ..... 

annual publication of estimates 

prisoners, labor of . 

treasurers' accounts of 
salaries, increases regulated 

payable, when 
sinking fund commissioners, registration of bonds held by 
surplus cash, deposit of 

interest payable to county 



Chapter 



Section 



35 


29 


35 


29 


35 


29 


35 


29 


35 


34 


35 


13 


35 


43 


35 


38 


126 


38 


35 


39 


252 


7 


f 29 


39 


{ 44 


52, 61 


[107 


4-6 


168 


54(2) 


59 


5(25) 


111 


82, 83, 85 


35 


10 


/ 34 


17 


\ 35 


34 


35 


23 


[262 


50-52 


1280 


4 


35 


27 


35 


28, 29, 40, 41. 




44-47 


35 


36 


35 


27 


35 


29 


35 


14.34 


35 


32, 33 


35 


44 


35 


42 


35 


28 


74 


28 


35 


29 


35 


34 


35 


15, 36 


35 


16 


280 


2 


35 


40 


35 


22 


35 


39 


35 


24 


78 


4 


252 


7-13 



35 
35 
35 
35 
35 
127 
35 
35 
35 
35 
35 
35 



7 (20) 

45-47 
10-14 
42 
27 
28 
71 

15, 36 
34 

16, 19 
43 
22 
22 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



269 



COUNTY FINANCE — Concluded. 
tax, annual, in .general: 
amount of . 

apportionment, assessment, etc., of 
computed, how .... 

general court to authorize 
temporary loans in anticipation of 
warrant for, fee . ... 

special purposes, for, agricultural schools 
agriculture, county aid to 
registry of deeds, indexes 
temporary loans, regulated . 
See also County Treasurers. 
COXJNTY LAW LIBRARIES. 

See Libraries. 
COUNTY OFFICERS, BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR 
constituted how .... 

powers and duties, certificate of election by 
records of votes, examinations, etc., by 
special election to fill vacancy . 
state secretary, notice to 
COUNTY POLICE. 

appointment, powers and duties . 
COUNTY TAX. 

See County Finance; Taxation. 
COUNTY TRAINING SCHOOLS. 
accounts of superintendents, etc. 
commitments to, in general 

defective delinquent department, in lieu of 
habitual truants, etc. 
suspension .... 

discharge, liberty permits, etc. 

invoice books, keeping, etc. 

maintenance by certain counties . 

pensions for prison officers, etc., ser\ace at, counted, when 

removals from, defective delinquent department, to 

support of inmates at, pajonent by parents, etc. 

unruly inmates, disposition ..... 

visitation by department ...... 

See also Attendance Officers; Couintties; Schools, public 
COUNTY TREASURERS, 
in general: 

accounts, examination by director of accounts 
form ..... 

penalty .... 

annual report 

publication and distribution 
bond, reimbursement for 
disability, temporary 
Dukes county, special provisions as to 

election ..... 

certificate to ... . 

death after .... 

failure to elect, special 

record of vote for, transmission to county commissioners 
licenses, issued, etc., by, countersigned, etc., by clerks of courts 
Nantucket, special provisions as to 
oath, record of . . . 

office and clerical assistance for 
offices incompatible with 
salaries ..... 
SufTolk, special provisions as to 

temporary, appointment and bond 



Chapter 

35 

35 

35 

35 

35 
262 

74 
128 

36 

35 



147 



Section 

30 
31 
30 
30 
37 
4 
29 
44 
30 
37 



54 


122 


54 


122 


54 


122, 123 


54 


144 


54 


146 



35 


45, 47 


77 


1, 3-5 


123 


113 


77 


3-5 


279 


2 


77 


8,9 


127 


9 


77 


1 


32 


47 


123 


114, 115 


77 


6 


77 


10 


77 


•> 



35 


44 


35 


15 


35 


47 


35 


25 


35 


27 


35 


3 


35 


2 


35 


6 


35 


1 


54 


62, 160 


54 


121 


54 


145 


54 


143 


54 


112 


35 


17 


35 


1, 3, 6, 18, 37 


35 


3 


35 


7 


35 


1 


35 


4-6 


35 


1, 3, 6, 11, 15, 18, 




23, 37 


35 


2,3 



270 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



COUNTY TREASURERS — Continued. 
in general — Concluded. 

term ....... 

traveling expenses ..... 
vacancy, proceedings .... 
violation of duty, forfeiture, etc. 
powers and duties, bills, vouchers, filing of, etc 
borrowing of money .... 

buildings, county, etc., actions for trespass in 
clerks of the courts, accounts of fees by 

bonds of, to run to . 
contracts, county ..... 
costs against commonwealth, to pay, when 
county commissioners, expenses, reimbursement for 

salaries, to adjust .... 

county industrial famis .... 
court enforcement ..... 
courts, expenses of sittings, bills for . 
criminal prosecutions, fees, fines, expenses 

debts of county, data as to . 

deer, wild, damages by . 

district attorneys, advancement of expenses 

to notify, when ..... 
district courts, bonds of clerks to 

payments to and from clerks of 
dog fund, disbursement, etc. 



See also Dogs. 
fines, etc., certain, payable to . 
fines, expenses, fees, etc., returns 
interest rate on county securities 
jails, etc., masters or keepers, advances to, by . 
statement of expenditures, filing with 
reimbursement for premiums on surety bonds by 
returns as to . 
overdue accounts, notice .... 

ponds, exclusive fishing in certain, payment to . 
poor debtors damaging jail property, action against, by 
prison-made goods, list of, sending to . . . 

probation officers, money collected by, to be paid to, when 
receipts and expenditures, in general, annual accounts 
county funds ..... 
publication ..... 
payments by, agricultural schools, to 
appropriations, in excess of 
claims against county 
commissioners, on order of 
criminal cases, expenses, etc. 
financial year, expiration of, as affecting 
law libraries, to, etc. 
medical examiner's fees, etc. 
personal liability for 
prisoners, commitment of, expense 
discharged, aid to ... 

removal, expense .... 
road material, preparation by, expense 
support, expense .... 
prison industries, expense . 

salaries, county .... 

clerks of courts, of, regulated 
statute authorizing, citation . 



Chapter 



Section 



r 35 




1 


I 54 




160 


35 




8 


54 




143, 140 


35 




9, 47 


35 




13 


35 




37 


41 




36 


221 




32 


221 




12 


34 




17 


261 




16 


34 




8 


34 




6 


126 




38 


35 




35 


35 




12 


280 


2,4, 


7, 11, 13, 
15, 16 


35 




27 


131 




67 


12 




25 


35 




21 


218 




16 


218 




47 


140 


141, 143 


147-151. 




154, 


161, 165, 




169 


,171, 172 


280 


2,7, 


11, 13, 15 


35 




40,41 


35 




39 


126 




30.31 


126 




32 


126 




16,24 


35 




40 


35 




24 


130 




33 


127 




45 


127 




57 


276 




93 


35 




36 


35 




10 


35 




27 


74 




29 


35 




32-34 


35 




10 


35 




11 


280 




16 


35 




16 


78 




4 


38 




19 


35 




14 


127 




122 


127 




165 


127 




123 


127 




77 


127 




125, 126 


127 




71 


35 




16, 19 


35 




19 


35 




14 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



COUNTY TREASURERS — Concluded. 
powers and duties — Concluded. 

receipts and expenditures — Concluded. 
payments to, agricultural schools, by 
courts, money paid into, interest on 
fines, etc. ..... 

nuisances, costs and expenses of abatement 
prison industries, receipts from certain 
pri.son labor, receipts from certain 
probation officers, from 
receipts for ..... 

registers of deeds, fees 

road material prepared by prisoners, receipts from sale, etc. 

sheriffs, fees ...... 

sworn statement to accompany certain 
tuberculosis hospitals, payments for erection, etc 
recognizances, defaulted, payments on account of 
registers of deeds, clerical assistance to, certificate to be filed with 
fees paid to .... 

salaries, adjustment of 
registration of land titles, certain fees for, payable to 
retirement sj^stem, county 

state, to make certain payments to funds of 
salary adjustments by, county commissioners' 
district court judges' and clerks' 
registers of deeds' 
sheriffs' ..... 

treasurers' ..... 

sheriffs, bond, reimbursement for 

fees, payment to ... 

salaries, to adjust 
suffering escape, may prosecute 
suits, county, may prosecute 
surplus cash, deposit 

tax, county, recovery from delinquent town 
trial justices, returns 
tuberculosis hospitals, notes for 
ways, notice of injury on, given to, when 
wild cats, etc., bounties on, payment 
See also Counties; County Commissioners; County Finance 
COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITALS. 

See Hospitals, tuberculosis, for. 
COUNTY WAYS. 

See W.\YS, public. 
COUPON BONDS. 

See Bonds, regi.stration of certain. 
COURT AND JURY. 

functions .......... 

COURT HOUSES. 

burning, penalty ........ 

counties to provide ........ 

erection and repair ....... 

defacing, penalty ........ 

COURT-MARTIAL. 

accused persons, holding, for trial before .... 

See also Militia. 
COURT OFFICERS. 

additional, sheriff to furnish, when 
chief court officer in Worcester 

term of office ..... 

chief deputy sheriffs in Suffolk and Middlesex 
salaries ....... 

term of office ..... 





271 


'hapter 


Section 


74 


30 


35 


23 


280 


11. 15 


111 


142 


127 


71 


127 


84 


276 


93 


35 


17 


36 


39 


127 


77 


37 


22 


35 


41 


111 


82, 83, 85 


276 


80 


36 


38 


36 


39 


36 


34 


185 


14 


32 


23-25 


32 


2 


34 


6 


218 


82 


36 


34 


37 


18 


35 


5 


J 37 


2 


1^126 


16 


37 


22 


37 


18 


280 


12 


35 


20 


35 


22 


59 


28 


219 


16 


111 


82 


84 


19 


131 


90 



231 



263 



221 
221 
221 
221 
221 
221 



81 



266 


2,3 


34 


3 


34 


14, 17 


266 


97 



69 
71 

72 
71 
71 

72 



272 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



COURT OFFICERS — Concluded. 

deputy sheriffs, number at each sitting 

district attorney, additional, may require 

district courts, in ..... . 

See also District Courts. 
double paj' prohibited ..... 

fees and travel, constables, of ... . 

deputy sheriffs not on salary, of . . . 

salaried officers not to receive .... 

fees receivable by salaried, etc., in criminal cases, etc 
meritorious services in criminal cases, extra compensation for 
messengers, Suffolk county, in, salaries 
number at each sitting ..... 

pensions for certain ...... 

premiums on bonds of certain, payment by counties 
salaries ........ 

double pay forbidden ..... 

supreme judicial court in Suffolk, attending 
Suffolk, Middlesex and Worcester, in, appointment and removal 
bond ....... 

premium on certain, payment by county 
powers .... 

salaries and travel . 
term of office 
uniforms, certain to wear 

allowance for 
venires for jurors, etc., service by 
bond ..... 

witnesses, summoning by . 
COURT ROOMS. 

minors, exclusion from, regulated ........ 

COURTS. 

general provisions relative to: 

adjournment, another place, etc., to . 

officers, by ........... 

children, proceedings against, separate sessions for . . . . . 

See also Minors, court proceedings as to. 
civil trials, determination of facts by ....... 

notice of decision .......... 

clerks of (see Clerks of Courts; District Courts; and titles of specific 

courts) . 
constitutional provisions affecting (see index to federal constitution, pp. 1 
• to 10, and index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 43). 

contempt, commitment for 
service of process 

district courts, in 
witness, non-attendance 
warrant to answer for 
criers in, clerks, sheriffs, etc., to act as 
criminal trials, duties in . 

errors, etc., in inferior, correction by supreme judicial 
flag, national, display in . 
intoxicating liquors, conviction of licensees to sell, notice 

owner of building, to . 
judgments and decrees, general power to award 
judicial office, state. United States judicial officers not 
juries, charging as to facts, by, forbidden . 
justices, bankruptcy, referee in, office incompatible 
conservators of the peace, to be . 
inhabitancy in town not to disqualify 
pistols, etc., may license carrying 
powers, in general ..... 

United States judicial office incompatible 
warrants, processes, etc., general power to issue 
liquors, analysis, may order .... 



Chapter 


Section 


. 221 


69 


. 221 


69 


. 218 


61-65 


. • . .221 


81 


221 


75 


221 


75 


262 


50 


. 262 


50, 53, 54 


. 262 


47 


221 


76 


. 221 


69 


32 


66,67 


221 


77 


. 221 


73, 74 


. 221 


81 


. 221 


73 


221 


70, 72 


. 221 


70 


. 221 


77 


221 


70 


. 221 


74 


. 221 


72 


221 


80 


. 221 


80 


. 221 


70,78 


221 


70, 78 


. 221 


70, 79 



220 



220 
220 
119 

231 
231 



court 



, licensing authorities, to 



to hold, etc. 



220 
220 
218 
233 
233 
220 
278 
211 
220 
138 
138 
220 
220 
231 
220 
220 
220 
140 
220 
220 
220 
138 



13 



5 

9 

65 

77 
129 



14 

14 

5 

5 

6 

9 
11 

3 

1 
78 
79 

2 
11 
81 
12 

3 

10 

131 

2 

11 
2 

58 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



173 



COURTS — Concluded. 

general provisions relative to — Concluded. 
mental state of persons before, determination 
minors as spectators, exclusion from 
money paid into, disposition 
officers appointed by, embezzlement, etc., by 
officers, in general ..... 

jury duty, exempt from 
* See also Court Officers; and titles of specific courts. 

orders, injunctions, general power to award .... 

other states or United States, of, records as evidence . 

pharmacist, registered, certificate of conviction to state board, when 

powers, in general ..... 

probation, may place certain persons on . 

officers (see Probation, officers), 
proceedings in, money of account, based on 
process, general power to issue 

sheriffs, etc., to serve .... 

records of supreme judicial, superior, etc., cash books, part of 
exhibition by clerk .... 

extension of papers on ... 

inspection by justice .... 

neglect of, by clerk, as forfeiture of bond 
report of convictions, to licensing authorities, etc. (see Clerks of Courts, 

powers and duties), 
seal, term defined ...... 

sittings, change of time or place 

first day, how designated .... 

Sundays, holidays, not to be open on, except 
superintendence of inferior, by supreme judicial court 
witness before, non-attendance of, contempt 

warrant to compel attendance 
writs, general power to issue .... 

Boston juvenile court (see District Courts). 
district courts (see District Courts). 
insolvency courts (see Bankruptcy and Insolvency). 
land court (see Land Court) . 
municipal courts (see District Courts). 
police courts (see District Courts). 
probate courts (see Probate Courts). 

superior court (see Supreme Judicial and Superior Courts). 
supreme judicial court (see Supreme Judicial and Superior Courts) 
trial justices (see Trial Justices) . 
United States courts (see United States). 
COVE. 

See Waters and Waterways. 
COVENANT, ACTION OF. 

contract division, included in ...... . 

transitory, deemed ......... 

See also Contract, Actions of. 
COWS. 

execution, exempt from seizure on, when ..... 

milch, garbage, feeding to, penalty ...... 

tenement house laws, under, keeping, when forbidden 

See also Animals; Cattle. 
CRACKERS. 

See Bread and Bakery Products. 
CRANBERRIES. 

barrel and crate, standard for, capacity 

barrel, use of third, half and three quarters, for, legalized 

bushel, weight ........ 

short weight in sales by, penalty .... 

cultivation, damming of streams for .... 
apportionment of expense ..... 



Chapter 



Section 



123 


99, 100 


220 


13 


35 


23 


266 


55 


221 


69-81 


234 


1 


220 


2 


233 


69 


112 


34 


220 


2 


276 


87 


107 


1,2 


220 


2 


220 


7 


221 


32 


221 


28 


221 


27 


221 


29 


221 


29-31 


4 


7 (29) 


220 


5 


220 


4 


220 


6 


211 


3 


233 


5 


233 


6 


220 


2 



231 


1 


223 


3 


235 


34 (4) 


270 


9 


144 


73 


145 


4 



94 
94 
94 
94 
253 
253 



115 
116 
173 
223 
39 
40 



274 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CRANBERRIES — Concluded. 

experimental work in growing, etc., at Massachusetts agricultural college 
packages, sale, etc., in, regulated ....... 

standard barrel and crate, term defined ...... 

unlawful marking, penalty ........ 

use for, regulated, penalty ........ 

strike or level measure, no sale by ...... . 

CRANBERRY MEADOWS. 

trespass in, malicious, penalty ......... 

CRATE. 

cranberries, standard, for, term defined ....... 

use for, regulated, penalty ......... 

CREAM. 

See Milk and Cream. 
CREAMERY. 

use of word, on container of oleomargarine, penalty ..... 

CREAM OF TARTAR. 

sale, certain laws not to apply to, when ....... 

CREDIT. 

bank, etc., from, obtaining by false pretences ...... 

corporation, of, fraudulent use, penalty ....... 

insurance (see Insurance). 

reporting agencies, private detectives, law requiring licensing of, not applicable 
to certain .......... 

third person, of, representation of, statute of frauds, within .... 

CREDITORS. 

administration granted to, when ......... 

assignments for benefit of ....-..•• . 

See also Trustees, special cases, in. 
attaclung (see Attachment of Property). 
bonds, probate, actions upon, by ...... 

claim of decedent, enforcement ....... 

claims of, set-off against ........ 

See also Set-off. 
conveyances, etc., in fraud of, real estate, attachments, validity 

See also Fraudulent Conveyances. 
decedents, of, waste, liability of executor, etc. .... 

executors, etc., actions against, limitation ..... 

payment by, in general ........ 

fraud on, insurance premiums paid in, recovery from proceeds of policy 
militarj' pay of minor, transfer by parent to, not 
sales in bulk, etc., regulated ....... 

heirs, devisees, etc., liability to ...... • 

insolvent estates of deceased persons, debts against, provisions as to pay 
ment ....•.• 

See also Executors and Administrators. 
life insurance policy, rights of beneficiary as against 
non-residents, estates of, against, insolvency of, rights, etc. 
notice to, of petition for bond without sureties, when 
remedies, arbitration of claims (see Arbitration and Award). 

arrest of debtor (see Arrest, civil process, on; Equitable Process after 

Judgment). 
bills, lading, of, negotiable, against ........ 

bills to reach and apply ....••••■• 

commonwealth, claims against ........ 

conditional sale, under (see Conditional Sales). 

corporations, against (see Corporations, in general, actions by and against). 

foreign (see Corporations, foreign), 
credit, representation of, statute of frauds, within ..... 

execution, seizure of property on (see Execution in Civil Actions). 
executors, etc., against (see Executors and Administrators). 
fraudulent conveyance, in case of (see Fraudulent Conveyances). 

sales, avoidance ......•■■•• 

See also Sales of Personal Property. 
fraudulently conveyed property, eciuity suits ...... 



Chapter 


Section 


75 


2.3 


94 


117 


94 


115 


94 


116 


94 


116 


94 


99 



266 

94 
94 



223 



198 

175 
199 

205 



259 



106 



214 



115- 

115 
116 



94 


51 


112 


35 


266 


36 


266 


74 


147 


30 


259 


4 


193 


1, 7 


203 


40-42 


205 


20-35 


230 


5 


232 


1-11 



67 



230 


10 


197 


9-18 


197 


1-8 


175 


125 


115 


23 


106 


1, 2 


197 


28-34 



1-33 

125 

3-5 

4 



108 


23 


214 


3 (7-10) 


258 


1-5 



1, 2, 28 
3 (9) 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



275 



CREDITORS — Concluded. 
remedies — Concluded. 

guarantor, against, writing required ..... 
guardians, etc., against (see Guardians and Conservators). 
insolvency proceedings, in (see Bankruptcy and Insolvency). 
judgments, under (see Judgments in Civil Actions). 
liability insurance policies, may reach and apply 

equity suit for ........ 

liens, under (see Liens). 

marital relation as affecting (see Husband and Wife). 

mortgages, under (see Mortgages). 

necessaries, etc., process for, after judgment 

See also Equitable Process after Judgment. 
non-residents, against (see Non-residents). 
partner's interest, against ...... 

pledge, under (see Pledges). 

probate bonds, on (see Probate Bonds). 

recognizance for debts, on ..... . 

See also Recognizances. 
sales act, under (see Sales of Personal Property). 
sales in bulk, avoidance ....... 

shares of stock, proceedings to reach .... 

special partners, against ....... 



stockholders' liability, enforcement 



statute, frauds, of, as affecting (see Frauds, Statute of). 
limitations, of, as affecting (see Limitation of Actions) 

suits to reach and apply, equity jurisdiction 

transient vendors, against, suit on bond . . . . 

trustee process, on (see Trustee Process). 

trustees, against (see Trustees). 

voluntary associations, against 

wages, assignment of . . . 

See also Wages. 

warehouse receipts, negotiable, against 

wife, joint liability for necessaries 

See also Frauds, Statute of. 
special administrator, may not sue 
tender of payment to ... 

trustees for benefit of, provisions as to 
See also Actions, Civil. 
CREDITORS' BILLS TO REACH AND APPLY 
general provisions ..... 
bankruptcy, etc., special decree in case of 
See also Equity, jurisdiction, special cases. 
CREDIT UNIONS. 

business corporation law not applicable to 
by-laws, amendments 

approval by commissioner 

subjects of .... . 

capital, amount unlimited . 
commissioner of banks, supervision by 

credit committee, compensation, etc., forbidden 

election, number, term, etc. 

powers and duties . 

review of acts of 

suspension of members 

vacancies, filling of 
credit union, use of words in name restricted, penalty 
definition ........ 



Chapter 
. 259 



175 
214 



225 



214 



256 



Section 
1 



112, 113 
3(10) 



1-11 



3(7) 



1-9 



106 


1,2 


214 


3(8) 


109 


2-4, 8, 11 


156 


3, 35, 38-40 


158 


45-54 


172 


24,25 


173 


11 


181 


14-16 


216 


162-164 


214 


3 (7-10) 


101 


3, 11, 12 


182 


6 


154 


1-7 


105 


31 


209 


7 


193 


15 


232 


12-14 


203 


40-42 


214 


3 (7-10) 


235 


24-26 


156 


2 


171 


11 


171 


7 


171 


6 


171 


8 


171 


3,7,13,17,19,21, 




25, 27 


171 


15 


171 


6, 12 


171 


17, 18 


171 


11 


171 


14 


171 


11, 14 


171 


4 


171 


1 



276 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CREDIT UNIONS — Concluded. 

deposits, savings bank, in, exempt from limit of amount 

members, of . 
trust, in . 
directors, compensation, etc., forbidden 

election, number, term, etc. 

loans to, forbidden, when 

powers and duties, in general . 
expulsion of members . 

review of acts of . 

supervision .... 

vacancies, filling of 
dissolution, agreement, by , 

default of interest or prindpal on bonds, for 
divadends ..... 

directors to recommend . 

guaranty fund as affecting 
entrance fees, how fixed 
expulsion of members 
farm land bonds, dealings in 

default of interest, etc., on, effect 
farm lands, mortgages on, regulated 

bonds secured by, issue of 
fiscal year 

guaranty fund .... 
incorporation .... 

bank incorporation, board of, assent 

filing fees .... 

laws applicable to . 
investments of funds . 
liquidation .... 

loans to members, applications for 

borrowing for purpose of 

farm lands, etc., on 

investment of funds in 

maximum amount . 

purposes authorized 
lost pass books .... 
meetings ..... 

supervisory committee may call 
minors, issue of shares to 
name, regulated 
officers, compensation regulated . 

election . .... 

review of acts of . 

suspension . . . . ' 

vacancies, filling of 
powers, in general 
report to commissioner of banks . 
shares of capital stock, par value limited 
supervisory committee, compensation, etc., forbidden 

election, number, term, etc. 

powers and duties . 

report ..... 
taxation, personalty exempt from 
term defined .... 
v'oting rights of members 
CREMATION. 

ashes, burial of, regulated, penalty 

burial permit necessary 

cemetery corporations, by, authorized 

crematories, erection by cemetcrj' corjiorations 

plans, public health department to approve 
medical examiners, bodies intended for, to view 

certificate necessary .... 



Chapter 


Section 


168 


31 


1 Tl 


5 


1 T 1 


9 


"1 "" 1 


15 


1 T 1 


6, 12 


1 Tl 


15 


171 


13 


1 Tl 


26 


1 Tl 


11 


1 Tl 


14 


171 


11, 14 


1 Tl 


27 


1 Tl 


19 


171 


11, 23 


1 Tl 


13 


1 Tl 


16 


1 Tl 


11 


171 


26 


1 Tl 


19 


1 Tl 


19 


1 Tl 


19, 20 


1 Tl 


21 


1 Tl 


10 


1 Tl 


16 


1 Tl 


2 


1 Tl 


2 


1 Tl 


3 


171 


3 


1 Tl 


5, 17-20 


1 Tl 


19,27 




18 




13 


ITl 


19, 20 


1 Tl 


5, 17 


1 Tl 


11 


1 "1 


19 




24 


1 Tl 


6, 11 


1 Tl 


14 


1 Tl 


9 


1 Tl 


1 


ITl 


15 


1 yi 


13 


ITl 


11 


1 Tl 


14 


ITl 


11, 14 


171 


5 


1 Tl 


25 


1 Tl 


8 


171 


15 


171 


12 


171 


14 


171 


22 


59 


5(15) 


171 


1 


171 


11 


114 


48,50 


114 


44 


114 


6 


114 


6 


114 


9 


.38 


16 


114 


44 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



277 



114 
156 
114 
114 
114 
114 
114 

220 



263 



CREMATION — Concluded. 

persons dying outside commonwealth, bodies of . 
public health department, duties as to . 

regulations for, to make, penalty ....... 

regulations as to, crematory corporations, etc., by . . . 

See also Cemeteries and Burial Grounds; Crematory Corporations; Un- 
dertakers. 
CREMATORY CORPORATIONS. 

business corporation law as affecting 

by-laws and regulations, may make 
cremation of bodies by, regulated 
organization ..... 

public health department, powers as to 
real estate, holding of . . . 

CRIERS, COURT. 

clerks, etc., to act as, etc. ...... 

See also Court Officers. 
CRIMES. 

in general: 

acquittal, former, effect . . . 

arrest of persons charged with (see Arrest). 
attempts to commit, form of indictment 

punishment ....... 

civil remedies not barred by prosecution for 

discharge on satisfaction of injured party as bar to 
civil service position, conviction as disqualification for 
constitutional provisions affecting (see index to federal constitution, pp. 1 to 

10, and index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 43). 
conviction of indicted persons, manner ....... 

punishment, essential to ........ . 

cruel and unusual punishments (see index to federal constitution, pp. 1 to 10, 

and index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 43). 
currency, against ........... 

defective delinquent^, by, commitment to departments for .... 

district courts, jurisdiction ......... 

evidence in (see Evidence, criminal cases, in). 

ex post facto laws (see index to federal constitution, pp. 1 to 10, and index to 

state constitution, pp. 11 to 43). 
government, against 
habitual criminals, punishment 
jury service, disqualification on conviction 

licensing authorities, reports of convictions to (see Clerks of Courts) 
limitations, statute of, as to . 

See also Limitation of Actions, criminal cases, in. 
night time, term defined as to . 
office, disqualification for holding, duelling, for . 

forfeiture on conviction of certain 
penalty when statute provides none .... 

persons, against ....... 

prevention of, peace, public, security to keep 

proceedings for, in general ..... 

See also Peace, security to keep, 
property, against 
public health, against 
public justice, again.st 
public peace, against 
public policy, against 
punishment for, conviction essential to 
restitution for, probation officer, through 
rewards for apprehension of felons, etc. 
sentence, etc., for (see Criminal Procedure and Practice, sentence, etc.). 
threats to commit, complaints and proceedings on, penalty . . 275 

trial of (see Criminal Procedure and Practice, trial of crimes), 
witnesses, conviction as affecting credibility ...... 233 



Chapter 


Section 


114 


44 


114 


44 


114 


9 


. 114 


9 



264 
279 
234 

277 



7 
2 
9 
44 
7 
9 
8 

9 



7.8 



277 


Forms 


p. 2824 


274 




6 


277 




78 


276 




56 


31 




17 


263 




6 


263 




9 


267 




1-31 


123 




113-124 


218 




26-37 



1-12 
25 

8 

63, 64 



278 


10 


265 


6 


279 


30 


279 


5 


265 


1-33 


275 


1 


275 


1-17 


266 


1-138 


270 


1-15 


268 


1-38 


269 


1-13 


271 


1-39 


263 


9 


276 


92 


276 


9, 10 



2-17 



21 



278 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



pp. 1 



43). 



CRIMES — Continued. 

capital, attempt to commit, penalty . 
attorney general, appearance in trial, etc. 
counsel, assignment, etc. 
death penalty, sentence and execution 
fugitives charged with, commitment 
grand jury examination, attorney general at 
indictment, copy, list of jurors, etc., defendant to be furnished 

limitation, none for 

notice and copy to chief justice 

transmission .... 

juries in, fees of jurors 

impanelling .... 

oath or affirmation 

opinions disqualifying . 

peremptory challenges 
perjury in trial of, penalty 
punishment for .... 

See also Mukder. 
supreme judicial court, hearing on exceptions in 
trials of, attorney general's powers as to 

reports of, attorney general, by 

See also Criminal Procedure and Practice, trial of crimes, 
writs of error in ........ . 

See also Criminal Procedure and Practice; Murder; Treason. 
felonies, acces-sories to, before and after fact, trial and punishment 
assault to commit, penalty 
boy convicted of, sentence to jail 
compounding, concealing, etc., penalty 
constitutional provisions affecting (see index to federal constitution, 

to 10, and index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 
definition ........ 

detection of felons, town appropriations for 

district courts, jurisdiction ..... 

extradition of persons charged with (see Fugitives from Justice) 
females convicted of, where imprisoned 
habitual criminals, certain, convicted of, deemed 
indictment, copy to defendant .... 

mittimus on conviction of, certain papers to accompany 
partial acquittal, effect ...... 

physicians convicted of, cancellation of registration 

registration anew, when, etc. .... 

presence of defendant at trial ..... 

reformatory for women, term of imprisonment in, for 
reward for capture of persons charged with, etc. 
term defined ........ 

witness, conviction as affecting credibility 
misdeameanors, arrests for, warrant, possession of 
bastardy declared to be . 
district courts, jurisdiction ..... 

imprisonment for, jail or house of correction, in 
presence of defendant at trial not necessary 
recognizance to keep peace, penalty, in addition to 

persons con\dcted of, by • 
satisfaction of injured party, effect .... 

term defined . . . . . . ' . 

trial in absence of defendant ..... 

witnesses, conviction as affecting credibility 
persons accused of, rights of, acquittal, former, effect 
acquitted, etc., not liable for fees, etc. 
appeal to superior court, notification of right 

withdrawal, notification of right .... 
arrest on false pretence, penalty on officer 
compensation of acquitted, etc., in certain cases 
constitutional rights of (see index to federal constitution, pp. 1 to 10, and 
index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 4.3). 



Chapter 


Section 


274 


6 


12 


6 


. 277 


47-49, 55, 56 


279 


43-50 


276 


18 


12 


6 


277 


65,66 


277 


63 


212 


7 


212 


7 


262 


25 


. 234 


26 


. 278 


4,5 


278 


3 


234 


29 


268 


1 


. 265 


2 


. 211 


15 


12 


6 


12 


11 



250 



11 



274 


2-5 


265 


29 


279 


22 


268 


36 


274 


1 


40 


6(17) 


218 


26 


279 


19 


279 


25 


277 


67 


279 


35 


278 


12 


112 


2 


112 


2 


278 


6 


279 


18 


276 


10 


274 


1 


233 


21 


276 


28 


273 


11 


218 


26 


279 


5 


278 


6 


279 


13-15 


279 


13-15 


276 


55,56 


274 


1 


278 


6 


233 


21 


263 


7,8 


278 


14 


278 


18 


278 


25 


263 


2 


277 


73 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



279 



not evidence in higher 



CRIMES — Concluded. Chapter 

persons accused of, rights of — Concluded. 
conviction, manner of 

no punishment without 
counsel, assistance at examination 

entitled to . 

assignment in capital cases 
inmate of reform school, to 
court-martial proceedings, held for 
failure to testify in lower court, not evidence in higher 
false arrest, right to sue for, limited 
habeas corpus, writ of 

See also Habeas Corpus, Writ of. 
holding of, indictment, etc., necessary 
indictment, copy, to have 

necessary to prosecution 
information as to charge, on arrest 
jurors, list of, certain, to have . 
mute, may stand 

no presumption in case of 

presence at examination and trial 

proof in his favor, right to produce 
punishment of, conviction essential to 
speedy trial of, held in default of bail 
trial, at civil sitting of superior court, when 
seasonable ..... 

waiver of examination, etc., in lower court 
witnesses, adverse, entitled to meet . 
entitled to produce 
foreign, commission to examine, etc. 
process to summon 
treason ...... 

See also Treason. 
See also Clerks of Courts; Courts; Criminal Procedure and Practice; 
District Courts; Indictments and Complaints; Juries and 
Jurors; Penal and Reformatory Institutions; Supreme 
Judicial and Superior Courts; Trial Justices; and titles of 
specific crimes; also index to federal constitution, pp. 1 to 10, and 
index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 43. 
CRIMINAL CASES. 

reports to commissioner of correction, clerks of courts, etc., by, penalty . 
CRIMINAL LAW. 

district.^ for administration of ........ . 

CRIMINAL LITERATURE. 

sale, etc., to minors, penalty ......... 

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND PRACTICE, 
in general: 

affidavits in court proceedings, clerk, etc., may take ..... 

arraignment, capital cases, in, assignment of time for ..... 

trial, early holding of ......... . 

arrest of judgment, motions in ........ 

binding over to superior court, district courts, by .... . 

trial justices, by .......... . 

briefs, expense .......... 

burden of proof, children, certain prosecutions as to . 

license, appointment, etc., of ........ 

See also Evidence. 
children, proceedings against ......... 

See also Minors, court proceedings as to. 
civil remedies not barred by criminal proceedings ..... 

commitments (see, infra, sentence and execution thereof). 

complaints, district courts, in ........ . 

examination of complainant, etc. ........ 

filing, district courts, in ......... 

trial justices, by ......... . 



Section 



263 


6 


263 


9 


276 


38 


263 


5 


277 


47-49, 55, 56 


278 


16 


263 


4 


278 


23 


263 


3 


248 


1-34 


263 


4 


277 


65, 67 


263 


4 


263 


1 


277 


66 


233 


20 


233 


20 


276 


38 


278 


6 


263 


5 


263 


9 


212 


29 


212 


29 


277 


72 


278 


23 


263 


5 


263 


5 


277 


76, 77 


277 


66 


264 


1-4 



124 


8 


12 


13 


272 


30 


221 


18 


212 


7 


277 


47 


278 


34 


218 


29, 30 


219 


20, 31 


280 


5 


119 


17 


278 


7 


119 


61, 65-83 


277 


78 


218 


32-36 


276 


22 


218 


38 


219 


8 



280 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 





218 




275 




276 




219 




262 




276 




218 



CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND PRACTICE — Continued. 
in general — Concluded. 
complaints — Concluded. 

indictments, etc., certain laws as to, to apply to 
See also Indictments and Complaints. 

justices of the peace, certain, to receive 

peace, security to keep, etc. . 

signing bj- complainant 

trial justices, receipt by . . . 

unfounded, refusal of fees to complainant 

warrant, issue on .... 

continuances, in district courts 
corporation, prosecution of (see Corporations, in general, criminal prosecu 

tion of), 
costs (see Costs). 

delay of proceedings by magistrate, refusal of fees 
discontinuance of prosecution, municipal ordinance, etc., violation 
district courts, criminal jurisdiction ...... 

See also District Courts. 
districts for administration of criminal law 
expenses of prosecution, fine, inclusion in . 

how paid ...... 

See also Fines and Forfeitures. 
fees, etc., acquittal as affecting liability for 

delinquent magistrate, refusal to . 

officers, of . 

payment in district courts 

payment by county treasurer 

refusal to complainant, when 

See also Fees. 
indictment and complaints (see Indictments and Complaints). 
injured party, acknowledgment of satisfaction by, effect ... 

restitution to, probation officer, through ..... 

insanity, etc., as affecting (see Insane, Feeble Minded and Epileptic Per 

sons). 
judgment and execution ......... 

See also, infra, sentence and execution thereof, 
jurors, examination and challenging ...... 

objections to, when to be made ...... 

juvenile offenders, felonies by, district courts, in . . . 

limitation of pro.secutions ....... 

night time, term defined ........ 

penalties, imposition by district courts ..... 

precepts, .ser\'ice, etc. ........ 

probation, arrest, etc., of person on . 

See also Probation. 
proceedings before trial . . . ... 

process in district courts, attendance officers, service of certain, by 

commonwealth, runs throughout ...... 

formal requisites . . . . ■ . 

issue, service, etc. ........ 

recognizance to keep peace, district courts, in . 

rewards, etc., to prosecutor.s, payment ..... 

satisfaction, acknowledgment of, by injured party, effect 

service of criminal process, officers' fees, etc. .... 

See also Service of Process. 
statutory {>enalty, punishment in absence of ... . 

summonses, issue, district courts, in . 

trial justices, by ....... . 

superior court, appeals to (see, infra, appeals, exceptions and report) 
binding over to, district courts, by .... . 

trial justices, by ....... . 

criminal jurisdiction ........ 

sittings for criminal business ...... 

trial justices, criminal jurisdiction ...... 

See also Trial Justices. 



Chapter 



277 



279 



Section 



79 

36 
1-17 
22 
3.6 
64 
22 
38 



262 


63 


278 


1.5 


218 


26-37 


12 


13 


280 


6 


280 


4-6, 16 


278 


14 


262 


63 


262 


47-58 


218 


47 


280 


16 


262 


64 


276 


65,56 


276 


' 92 



1-52 



234 


28, 29 


234 


31 


218 


29 


277 


63, 64 


278 


10 


218 


27 


279 


39,40 


279 


3 


277 


1-79 


149 


84 


218 


44 


218 


44 


218 


32-37, 44 


218 


28 


280 


16 


276 


55,56 


262 


8 


279 


5 


218 


32-37, 44 


219 


3,6 


218 


29, 30 


219 


20,31 


212 


6 


212 


14, 21 


219 


3, 18-32 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



281 



evidence in higb 



CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND PRACTICE — Continued. 
appeals, exceptions and report, in genc-ral: 
briefs, expenses of ... ■ 

appeals, superior court, to . . . 

entry ...... 

failure to make, effect 

return day for .... 

fees, appellant not to advance 
papers transmitted, to state 

notification of right in district court, etc. 

recognizance pending .... 
transmission ..... 

sentence notwithstanding 

transmission of papers .... 

waiver of examination, etc., in lower court not 

withdrawal ..... 

fees to jailer ..... 
notice of right of ... ■ 

witnesses, transmission of list 
appeals, supreme judicial court, to . 

non-entry, affirmance of judgment upon 

plea in abatement, none on . 

sentence notwithstanding 

transmission of papers 
exceptions, superior court, in . 

non-entry, affirmance of judgment upon 

transmission of papers 
report of law question, supreme judicial court, to 

non-entry, affirmance of judgment upon 

transmission of papers 
arraignment of prisoner, capital cases, in 

fixing of time for 

sentence on plea of guilty 
standing mute on, effect . 
bill of particulars, narcotic drugs, sale, etc. 
state to furnish, etc. 

amendment .... 

error, writs of .... 

See also Error, Writ of. 
filing of cases, district courts, in 
election laws, violation of 
intoxicating liquors, violation of laws as to 
motor vehicle laws, under 
motor vehicles, theft of . 
trial Justices, by • 
pleading, abatement, plea of, superior court's decision final 
no exceptions on 

verification .... 

See also Indictments and Complaints. 
acquittal, etc., former 

duel, trial in other state 

form ...... 

arrest of judgment, motion in, allowance 

capital crimes, in case of 

demurrer, objections to formal defects in indictment, etc., by 

forms of pleadings, schedule 



motion to quash, objections to formal defects in indictment 
objections to formal defects in indictment, etc., when taken 
refusal to plead to indictment .... 
sentence and execution thereof, in general 
affirmance of judgment, non-entry of appeal, etc. 
appeal, failure to enter ..... 

notwithstanding ...... 

withdrawal, on . 



er 



etc., taken by 



Chapter 

280 

278 

278 

278 

212 

278 

278 
/ 218 
\278 

278 

278 

279 

278 

278 

278 

278 

278 

278 

278 

278 

278 

279 

278 

278 

278 

278 

278 

278 

278 

277 

212 

277 

277 

277 

277 

277 

250 

218 
56 
138 
90 
266 
219 
278 
278 
277 

26.3 
265 
277 

278 
277 
278 
277 

278 
278 
277 
279 
278 
278 
279 
278 



Section 

5 

18-26 
18 
24 
22 
18 
22 
31 
18 
18 

20, 21 
4 

20, 21 
23 

25, 26 
26 
25 
20 
28 
32 
27 
4 
33 
31 
32 
33 
30 
32 
33 

47-56 
7 
47 
71 
38 
40 
40 
1, 2, 9-13 

38 
68 
77 
20, 24 
29 
8 
27 
31 
74 

7,8 

5 

75 

34 

47 

17 

Forms at end 

of chapter 

17 

17 

71 

1-52 

32 

24,32 

4 

25 



282 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND ■PRACTICE — Continued. 
sentence and execution thereof — Continued. 

arrest of judgment, motions in .... 

boy, jail instead of state prison, etc. 
capital cases, in, guilty, on plea of, when arraigned 
certified transcript, delivery to officers 
commitments, juvenile offenders, houses of reformation for, 
sion ....... 

Massachusetts reformatory, to, suspension 
Massachusetts training schools, to, suspension 
Plummer farm school of reform for boys, to, suspension 
public welfare department, to, suspension 
reformatory for women, to, suspension . 
Suffolk school for boys, to, suspension . 
suspension of certain .... 

training schools, to, suspension 
two or more sentences, on . 

warrant of commitment, name of crime to be inserted in 
new sentence, service on convict 
officer serving, powers of, in another county 
record to accompany 
service, return of, etc. 
witnesses, list of, to accompany 
See also Mittimus. 
conditional .... 

county, to jail, etc., in any 
death sentence, regulated 
appointment of time 
confinement of prisoner under 
execution of, manner 
post mortem after 
return of warrant 
when 
witnesses 
insane person exempt 
respite 

woman quick with child 
defective delinquents, to departments for . 
distress warrant on defaulting corporation . 
district courts, by, regulated . 
error, writs of, as affecting 

See also Error, Writ of. 
exceptions, notwithstanding . . 

execution of sentence, appeal or exceptions not to stay 
delay in district courts 
jail or house of correction, in 
sheriff, etc., by . 
two or more .... 

females ..... 

fine, commitment in default of payment 
payment to probation officer 
remission of imprisonment or, when 
second sentence for non-payment, taking effect of 
suspension by district court . 
habitual ciiminals .... 

hard labor, confinement at, in general 
boy under sixteen 
female convicts 
fine, for non-payment of . 
house of correction or jail, in 

rogues, vagabonds, etc., on conviction after discharge 
state prison, in . . . 

houses of correction, to, where executed 

See also, infra, sentence, etc., jail and house of correction, to. 
husband assaulting wife, recognizance in addition to penalty 



Chapter 



Section 



to, susp3n- 



278 


34 


279 


22 


277 


47 


279 


34 


279 


2 


279 


2 


279 


2 


279 


2 


279 


2 


279 


2 


279 


2 


279 


2 


279 


2 


279 


8,9 


279 


37 


279 


40 


279 


38 


279 


3.5 


279 


39,40 


279 


35 


279 


10 


279 


.15 


279 


"43 


279 


43 


279 


44 


279 


46 


279 


51 


279 


52 


279 


45 


279 


50 


279 


47 


279 


45, 48, 49 


279 


47 


123 


113-124 


279 


42 


218 


27, 29, 31 


250 


1,2,9-13 


279 


4 


279 


4 


218 


31 


279 


5-7 


279 


34 


279 


8,9 


279 


16-21, 47 


279 


1, 7-10 


279 


1 


279 


11 


279 


9 


279 


1 


279 


25 


279 


7, 29 


279 


22 


279 


20 


279 


7 


279 


6 


272 


61 


279 


29 


126 


10 



279 



12, 14 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



283 



ict courts, by 



imprisonment 



CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND PRACTICE — Continued. 
sentence and execution thereof — Concluded.. 
imprisonment, in default of payment of fine 

remission of fine or, when 
indeterminate, Massachusetts reformatory 
reformatory for women 
state farm ..... 
state prison .... 

indictment, copy of, etc., to warden, etc. 

insane person, commitment 

jail and house of correction, to 

any county, in 

boy, of . . . 

convict in, state prison, to 

limit .... 
district courts, in 

woman, of . 
juvenile offenders, felonies, for, distr 

See also Minors. 
Massachusetts reformatory, to, regulated 

convict in, state prison, etc., to 
maximum, house of correction, jail, etc. 

Massachusetts reformatory . 

reformatory for women 

state farm ..... 

state prison .... 

minimum, state prison 

modification, where law prescribes fine and 
month, teiTn defined 
nursing infant, woman with 
office forfeited by certain 
partial acquittal, in case of 
plural sentences, taking effect of 
probation, person on 

under suspended sentence 

recognizance to keep peace, in addition to penalties 

reformatory for women, to, limit 

regulated ....... 

suspension ....... 

revision or revocation on withdrawal of appeal . 
solitary imprisonment, jail, etc., in . 

state prison, in . 

See also Prisoners, penal institutions, in. 
state prison, to, district courts, by, forbidden 

form ........ 

further sentence of convict in 

indeterminate 

jail, reformatory, etc., convict in 

office forfeited by 

regulated .... 
statutory penalty, in absence of 
stay of, writ of error, by 
successive sentences 
supreme judicial court may order 
suspension, district courts, in . 

reformatory institutions, to . 

revocation .... 
term, limit in certain institutions 
trial justices, by, regulated 

See also Trial Justices. 
women ....... 

workhouse, to, woman with nursing infant 

See also Almshouses and Workhouses. 



Chapter 



Section 



279 


1, 7-10 


279 


11 


279 


32 


279 


17 


279 


36 


279 


24 


279 


35 


J 278 


13 


\279 


47 


279 


5-7 


279 


15 


279 


22 


279 


27 


279 


19, 23 


218 


27 


279 


19, 20 


218 


29 


279 


31-33 


279 


28 


279 


19, 23 


279 


33 


279 


18 


279 


36 


279 


24 


279 


24 


279 


11 


4 


7(19) 


279 


21 


279 


30 


278 


12 


279 


8,9 


279 


3 


279 


1 


f 218 


28 


1279 


12-14 


279 


17, 18 


279 


16-20 


279 


2 


278 


25 


279 


6 


279 


29 


218 


27 


279 


29 


279 


24, 26 


279 


24 


279 


27, 28 


279 


30 


279 


24 


279 


5 


250 


11 


279 


8, 9 


211 


8 


279 


1 


279 


2 


279 


1-3 


279 


18, 19, 23, 33, 36 


219 


18-32 


279 


16-21, 47 


279 


21 



284 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



index 
state 



to federal 
constitution, 



lower court, not evidence in 



CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND PRACTICE — Continued. 

trial of crimes, abatement, pica of, superior court's decision final 
acquittal, fees, defendant not liable for 

partial, effect ...... 

appeals (see, supra, appeals, etc.). 
arrest of judgment, motions in . . . 

attorney, defendant relying on license as, to prove 
bail, admission- to, pending .... 

See also Bail. 
burden of proof, children, certain prosecutions as to 

license, authority, etc. ..... 

See also Evidence. 
capital cases, of, attorney general, appearance 

counsel, assignment by court, expenses, etc. 

Dukes and Nantucket counties, arising in 

early holding ..... 

venue, change of, to secure impartial 
civil sitting, at, person held in default of bail 
civil trials, separation from 
commitment pending, injured party's acknowledgment of satisfaction 
compensation of certain persons held for ..... 
constitutional provisions affecting (see 
pp. 1 to 10, and index to 
43). 
counsel, assignment by court, capital cases, 
inmate of reform school, to 

right to .... ■ • 

court, duties as to, in general . 
defendant's failure to testify, etc., in 

higher ........ 

discontinuance, municipal ordinance, violation of 
examination of arrested persons 

proceedings on ....•■• • 

exceptions in superior court ...... 

expenses, counties to pay ...... 

fact, questions of, for jury ...... 

fees and expenses (see, supra, in general, fees, etc.). 

felony, partial acquittal, effect ...... 

formal defects in indictment, etc., objection taken, when 

indictment, copy of, to certain defendants 

insanity, commitment of persons acquitted by reason of 

See also Insaxe, Feeble Minded and Epileptic Persons, 
issue of fact, how tried ..... 
jury, capital cases, opinions disqualifying for service 

charge by court ...... 

examination of jurors ..... 
challenges, peremptory .... 

impanelling . . . . 

capital cases, in .... . 

issues of fact, to try ..... 

law and fact, to decide .... 

list of jurors to persons indicted for certain crimes 

oath or affirmation ..... 

verdicts, general and special 

view by ...... . 

See also Juries and Jurors. 
law, questions of, etc., functions of court and jury 
libel, truth as justification, when, etc. 
license, appointment, etc., accused to prove 
list of cases for, district attorney to make 

municipal ordinances, etc., discontinuance of prosecutions under 
new trials ..... 

exceptions upon motions for 

supreme judicial court may order . 
night time, term defined . 



Chapter 

278 
278 
278 

278 
278 
276 

119 

278 

12 

277 
277 
277 
277 
212 
212 
276 
277 



constitution, 
pp. 11 to 



277 

278 
263 

278 

278 
278 
276 
276 
278 
280 
278 

278 
278 

277 
278 

278 
278 
278 
234 
234 
234 
234 
278 
278 
277 
278 
278 
234 

278 
278 
278 
278 
278 
278 
278 
211 
278 



Section 
27 
14 
12 

34 

7 
42, 57 

17 

7 



47-49, 55, 56 
50 
47 

51-54 
29 
20 

55, 56 
73 



47-49, 55, 56 

16 

5 

11 

23 

15 

34 

35-42 

31-33 

4 

11 

12 

17 

65, 67 

13 

2 
3 
11 
28 
29 
25 
26 
2 

11 
66 
4,5 
11 
35 

11 

8 

7 

1 

15 

29 

31 

8 

10 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



285 



CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND PRACTICE — Co/icZuded. Chapter 

trial of crimes — Concluded. 
ownership of property, proof of 
precedence for certain prosecutions . 
presence of defendant at ... 

proceedings before, in general . 
proofs, defendant's right to present, etc. 
report of law question to supreme judicial court 
rules as to conduct of ... . 

segregation of sexes in district courts 
speedy, if held in default of bail 
standing mute on arraignment 

superior court, in, binding over for district court, by 
trial justice, by ... . 

See also Supreme Judicial and Superior Courts 
time limit for, after indictment 
verdicts, general and special 
witnesses, accused's right to confront, etc. 
commonwealth, for, attendance without fees 
outside, commission to examine 

depositions ..... 

prosecuting officers may summon 
recognizance by . . . 

process for, issue, district courts, etc., by 
prosecuting officers, by . . . 

venue, in general: 

accessories to felonies .... 

boundary line of county, etc., crime near 

sea, offence committed at . 

writs of error ..... 

specific crimes, bastardy .... 

capital crimes, change to secure impartial trial 

destitute parents, support 

duel outside commonwealth, murder in . 

escapes from state infirmary 

false pretences, obtaining money by, etc. 

homicide, injury and death in different places 

kidnapping ..... 

larceny ...... 

See also Attgrn'ey Gen^eral; District Attorneys. 
CRIMINALS. 

identification, enforcement of laws as to 
CROPS. 

birds feeding on insects injurious to, protection 
deer damaging, may be killed, etc. 

payment of damages by commonwealth 
harvesting, etc., on Lord's day, when permitted 
pheasants damaging, may be killed, etc. 
rabbits damaging, may be trapped, etc. 
squirrels damaging, may be killed, etc. 
CROSS ACTIONS. 

absent parties, by .... . 

equity, in, procedure, etc. .... 

See also Actions, Civil; Service of Process; Set-off. 
CROSSINGS. 

railroad, street railway, etc., abolition, alteration and 
Railro.\ds, crossings; Street R.^-ilways, 
Ways). 
CROW BLACKBIRDS. 

killing, etc .131 

CROWS. 

killing, etc. ............ 131 

CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENTS. 

See index to federal constitution, pp. 1 to 10, and index to state constitution, 
pp. 11 to 43. 



Section 



regulation of (see 
construction, etc. ; 



278 


9 


212 


24,29 


278 


6 


277 


1-79 


263 


5 


278 


30-33 


213 


3 


278 


35 


212 


29 


277 


71 


218 


29, 30 


219 


20,31 


277 


72 


278 


11 


263 


5 


277 


69 


277 


76 


277 


77 


277 


68 


277 


70 


218 


37 


277 


68 


274 


3, 5 


277 


57 


277 


57,61 


250 


10 


273 


11 


277 


51-54 


273 


21 


265 


3,4 


122 


25 


277 


59 


277 


60-62 


265 


27 


277 


58 



27 

131 
131 
131 
136 
131 
131 
131 

227 
214 



76 
62 
67 
6 
44 
49 
45 

2-4 
33 



19 

19 



286 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



CRUELTY. 

animals, to old and infirm, powers of certain officers as to, penalty 

arrest for 

corporations, liability of 
fines, disposition 
officers to prosecute 
search warrant 

See also Animals; Massachusetts Society for the Prevention 
Cruelty to Animals. 
children, to (see Minors ; Massachusetts Society for the Prevention 

Cruelty to Children). 
divorce, ground for ......... . 

CUBAN BLOODHOUNDS. 

keeping, regulated .......... 

CULVERTS. 

liighway, under, construction ........ 

See also R.\ilroads, equipment and operation. 
CUMMINGTON. 

congressional district, first, in ....... . 

district court of Hampshire held at ...... . 

medical examiner district, first Hampshire, in .... . 

senatorial district, Franklin and Hampshire, in .... . 

CUMULATIVE INDEX. 

acts and resolves, of, publication ....... 

CUPOLAS. 

height of buildings, as affecting . . . . . 

CUPS, DRINKING. 

See Drinking Cups. 
CURRANTS. 

basket, sale by, regulated, penalty ....... 

CURRENCY. 

crimes against ........... 

notes, bills, etc., unlawful issue as . . . " . 

CURRENT EVENTS. 

index of, in state library ......... 

CURSING. 

See Profane Cursing and Swearing. 
CURTESY. 

abolition of certain rights of 
assignment, by probate court 
execution for, officer's fees 
possession, etc., share in, pending 
revocation of warrant for, etc. 
claimed, how ..... 

twenty year limitation ... 
defeated, when, wife abandoned by husband, 

living apart under decree, conveyance by 
deserted wife, conveyance by, free of . 
devised property taken for, contribution 
dower laws applicable to . 
estates for years in . 
execution le\'y not to defeat 
executor, etc., sales by, free from, when 
guardian or conservator may obtain release of, when 
insanity of husband, release of, in case of 
reservation of portion of proceeds, upon 
trust provision in lieu of . 
venue of proceedings 
long term estates, fee simple as to 

assignment out of, pajonent of rent 
mortgage, sale under or barring . 
nature of estate 
purchase money mortgage, none against 



Chapter 


Section 


/ 133 


1-3 


[272 


77,78 


272 


82 


272 


79 


272 


• 84 


272 


84 


272 


83 



OF 



OF 



conveyance by 



208 


1 


140 


142-144 


82 


9 


57 

218 

38 

57 


1 
1 
1 
3 



143 



94 

267 

267 



98 

1-31 
21-23 

36 



189 


1 


189 


1, 10-15 


262 


8 


189 


1, 13 


2l5 


35 


189 


1 


189 


14 


209 


30 


209 


35 


209 


30, 31, 35 


191 


30 


189 


1 


186 


1,2 


236 


55 


202 


2, 3 


201 


44 


209 


18 


209 


19 


209 


22, 23 


209 


24 


186 


1 


186 


2 


244 


16 


189 


1 


189 


2 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



287 



CURTESY — Concluded. 

release, joining in deed, by 

statutory form .... 

tenant by the, waste, liability for 

executor, etc., against . 
waived, when ..... 
wife, conveyance by, as affecting 

living apart under decree, conveyance by, free of 
will of spouse, as affecting ..... 
See also Dower; Husband and Wife. 
CUSHIONS. 

See Mattresses, Cushions, etc. 
CUSTOM. 

sale of goods, effect on contracts as to . 

tolerances as to weight, effect . . . . 

CUSTOM OFFICE. 

jurisdiction of United States over lands ceded for . 
CYANIDE OF POTASSIUM. 
See Potassium, Cyanide of. 



Chapter 


Section 


189 


1 


183 


Appendix (4) 


242 


1. 2 


242 


3 


189 


1 


209 


1 


209 


35 


191 


17 



106 

94 



60 
176 



D 



DAGGER. 

carrying, penalty ........ 

sureties to keep peace, persons carrying, to find 

See also Weapons. 
DAIRY. 

inspection, fee for certain, forbidden, penalty 

use of word on container of oleomargarine, penalty 
DAIRY ASSOCIATIONS, ETC., CO-OPERATIVE. 

general provisions ........ 

See also Corporations, co-operative. 
DAIRY CATTLE. 

use of name of breed of, container of oleomargarine, on, penalty 

See also Animals; Cattle. 
DAIRYING AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, DIVISION OF. 

See Agriculture, Department of. 
DAIRY PRODUCTS. 

dairying, etc., division of, powers and duties as to 

exhibitions, prizes, etc. 

laws as to, enforcement 
access for purposes of 
interference with agents, penalty 

violations, trial justices, jurisdiction 

See also Agriculture, Department of; Butter; Cheese; Milk and Cream 
Prizes. 
DALTON. 

congressional district, first, in 

district court of central Berkshire, in district of 

medical examiner district, second Berkshire, in 

senatorial district, Berkshire, in . 
DAMAGES. 

assessment, clerk, by, when 

court, by, when 

bills of exchange, on . 

bonds, on . 

claims for, attorneys not to solicit 

contracts for payment of money . 

costs, as affecting 

death, etc., in actions for 

interest on . 

See also Deaths, actions for. 
defaulted cases, assessment by jury, in 



269 

275 



94 
94 

157 



94 



57 

218 
38 
57 

235 
235 
237 
107 
235 
221 
107 
261 
229 
229 

231 



10 
15 



44 
51 

3-9 



51 



128 


12-14 


128 


2 


128 


2, 12 


128 


14 


128 


14 


219 


29 



1 
1 
1 

3 

5 

10 

21 

9-12 

9-13 

43 

10 

4,6 

1-11 

11 

60 



288 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



DAMAGES — Concluded. Chapter 

defects in ways, from .......... 84 

See also Ways. 
double, treble, etc. (see, infra, punitive, etc.). 
dower, writs of (see Dower, Writ of). 

eminent domain cases (see Eminent Dom.^in; Land Damages). 
employers' liability, death, for .... 

injuries, for ....... 

insurance fund, relief societies, etc., employers' contribution to, : 
entry, writs of (see Entry, Writ of). 
explosives illegally used, injuries by . 
interest on, appeals, etc., frivolous, etc., in case of 

death, actions for, in .... . 

replevin cases, in . 
jury waived cases, assessment by jury, in 
land (see Eminent Domain; Land Damages). 
measure of, sales of goods, in ... . 

mitigation in slander and libel (see Slander and Libel). 
new trials for excessive, etc. .... 

person, to, survival of actions for 

punitive, exemplary, etc., aqueduct, malicious injury to 
form of declaration ..... 

attorneys at law, neglect to pay client 

auction sales ....... 

corporation officer, failure to give list of stockholders, etc. 

dogs, injuries by ..... . 

fence, adjoining owner of, proceedings against . 

fraud of officer selling on execution, for 

gaming, money, etc., lost at, recovery 

joint tenant, etc., committing waste 

libel, none in actions for ..... 

officer, against, for detaining money collected on execution 

oyster beds, etc., licen.sed, injuries, etc., as to certain . 

quahaug fisheries, taking, etc., from, without licensee's consent 

railroads, doul^le against, neglect to build fence, etc., for 
treble in favor of, malicious injury 

obstructing engine, etc. .... 
passengers, endangering safety of 

timber, wilful cutting by joint tenant, etc. 

tort, action of, against executors, etc., none in . 

trees, etc., trespass for wilful cutting, etc. 

waste ........ 

witness fees, false certificate as to . 
replevin, on judgment for return 
restrictions on registration of land free from certain 
sales act, under (see Sales of Personal Property) . 
special, recovery of, sales act not to affect 
summary process to recover land, in (see Summary Process 

Land) . 
telegraph companies, negligent transmission, etc., by 
tort actions, in, how alleged in declaration 

trustee's neglect, caused by .... 

See also Contract, Actions of; Interest; Judgments in Civil Actions; 
Juries and Jurors; Penalties; Replevin, Actions of; Set- 
off; Tender of Payment; Tort; and for damages in par- 
ticular proceedings see specific titles. 
DAMS. 

burning, penalty ........... 266 

Charles river dam, injury to, penalty . ... . . . .92 

Connecticut and Merrimack rivers, in, division of waterways and public lands 

may license .......... 91 

cranberry growing, in aid of (see Cranberries). 

erection, etc., to injury of mill, penalty ....... 266 

fish ways in, regulation, construction, etc. . . . . . . .130 

great ponds, in, licenses for ......... 91 



Section 
15-26 



. 229 


9, 11 


. 153 


5 


mitigates . 153 


8 


. 148 


27 


. ■ .. . 211 


10 


. 229 


11 


. 247 


10, 11 


. 231 


60 


106 


53, 56, 58 


. 231 


127, 128 


. 228 


1 


. 165 


24 


. 231 


147, Form 23 


. 221 


51 


100 


11 


. 1.58 


48 


140 


155, 159 


49 


5, 7, 9, 10, 15 


. 235 


52 


. 137 


1,2 


. 242 


4, 5 


. 231 


93 


. 235 


52 


. 130 


126, 131 


130 


90 


. 160 


92 


160 


225 


. 160 


226 


160 


226 


. 242 


4. 5 


. 230 


2 


. 242 


7 


. 242 


4-6 


. 262 


62 


. 347 


10, 11 


. 240 


17 


. 106 


59 


TO RECOVER 




. 166 


19 


. 231 


147, instructions, 




p. 2496 


. 204 


11 



4 
70 

12, 13 

137 

17-20 

13 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



289 



DAMS — Concluded. 

injury, etc., to, penalty ..... 

metropolitan district commission, control over certain 
use by . 

mill (see Mills and Mill Dams). 

reservoir corporations, of (see Waters and Waterways, reservoirs). 

tide waters, construction in, legislative grants, under, supervi.sion 
licenses, regulated ........ 

DANA. 

congressional district, third, in . 

first di.strict court of northern Worcester, in district of 

medical examiner district, first Worcester, in 

senatorial district, Worcester and Hampden, in 
DANCE HALLS. 

admission of young persons, regulated, penalty 
posting of law 

darkened, prohibited, penalty 

licenses ..... 

liquor, sale at, prohibited, penalty 

masked balls, prohibited, penalty 

penalty for unlicensed 

See also Theatrical Exhibitions, Shows and Amusements. 
DANCE MUSIC. 

national anthem as, penalty ......... 

DANCING. 

public, children in, regulated, penalty ........ 

DANDELIONS. 

bushel, weight ............ 

short weight in sale by, penalty ........ 

DANGEROUS BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES. 

vSee Buildings. 
DANGEROUS DISEASES. 

See Animals; Diseases. 
DANGEROUS MACHINERY, ETC. 

See Labor, health and safety of workers; Safety Devices. 
DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES. 

See Explosives and Inflammable Fluids. 
DANGEROUS WEAPONS. 

See Weapons. 
DAN VERS. 

congressional district, sixth, in ........ . 

first district court of Essex, in district of ...... . 

medical examiner district, eighth Essex, in . 

senatorial district, second Essex, in ....... . 

DANVERS STATE HOSPITAL. 

mental diseases department, under ........ 

trustees, appointment, etc. ......... 

mental diseases department, in ........ 

See also Insane, Feeble Minded and Epileptic Persons; Mental Diseases, 
Department of. 
DARTMOUTH. 

congressional district, sixteenth, in 

medical examiner district, fourth Bristol, in 

non-residents not to take certain fish within waters of, when 

senatorial district, third Bristol, in 

setting fire to coal pit or woodland in, penalty 

third district court, of Bristol, in district of . 
DAYLIGHT SAVING, SO-CALLED. 

provision for ...... 

DAY NURSERIES. 

closing, by local boards of health, when 

definition ..... 

inspection and visitation 

licenses for, penalties 

reports, etc., to local boards of health 

rules and regulations, penalties . 



Chapter 
. 266 
92 
92 



91 
91 

57 

218 
.38 
57 

140 
140 
140 
140 
140 
140 
140 



264 

149 

94 
94 



57 

218 

38 

57 

123 
19 
19 



57 

38 

1.30 

57 

266 

218 



Section 

138 

32 

12 



20 
14-18 

1 
1 
1 
3 

198, 200 
199 
183 
181 
184 
185 
182 



9 
104, 105 

173 

223 



1 
1 
1 
3 

25 
6 
5 



1 
1 
114, 115 
3 
134 
1 

10 





62 




58 




61 




59-62 




61 




60-62 



290 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



DEACONS. 

See Churches; Pious and Charitable Uses; Religious Societies. 
DEAD BODIES. 

autopsy on, before delivery for dissection, when 

medical examiner, by .... . 

burial, regulated ...... 

care and disposition, rules and regulations 
cremation, intended for, view by medical oxamincr 

regulated ....... 

delivery for burial by medical examiner 
disinterment, etc., penalty ..... 

disposition of certain, science, for 

embalming (see Embalmers, Registr.\tion of). 

embalming fluid, use restricted .... 

exhumation and removal, regulated 

identification, certain to be held for, delivery for dissection, after 

infected, transportation regulated 

permit for removal ..... 

inquests ........ 

kindred, etc., delivery to . 

landing of, compensation ..... 

murderers, convicted, of, delivery for dissection 
property found upon, etc., medical examiner's duties 
taking, attachment or execution, by, penalty 
trafficking in, penalty ..... 

See also Cemeteries and Burial Grounds; Cremation; Crem.\.tory Cor- 
porations; Medical Examiners. 
DEAF. 

public instruction in certain institutions ....... 

See also index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 43. 
DEATH BENEFITS. 

See Fraternal Benefit Societies. 
DEATH CERTIFICATES. 

See Deaths. 
DEATH PENALTY. 

murder, for ............ 

See also Crimes, capital. 
DEATHS. 

actions for, in general ....... 

common carrier of passengers, against .... 

motor vehicle, by, bond of . 
conscious suffering, separate count for ... . 

contributory negligence an affirmative defence . 
corporations, certain, liability of . . . 

counties, towns, etc., against, defective ways, caused by 
due care of deceased presumed ..... 

employer, against, amendment, if brought under wrong statute 
conscious suffering, etc., separate count for 
damages, amount, etc., of . 
defect, failure to notify of, effect ..... 

employee's neglect to notify of defect, barred by 
executor, etc., by ... 

injury, etc., for, recovery in suit for 

apportionment of damages 
notice to employer, time limitation for 
widow, kin, etc., by . 

workmen's compensation act as affecting legal liability, acceptance of com 
pensation ..... 

counties, towns, etc., liability of 
defences, abolition of certain 
insured employers, statutory liability abolished 
retention of legal right by employee 
interest on damages recovered 
liability insurance, equity suits to reach and apply 



Chapter 



Section 



113 


5 


38 


6 


114 


45-47 


112 


83 


38 


16 


114 


44 


38 


15 


272 


71 


113 


1-5 


38 


14 


114 


45 


113 


3 


111 


107 


111 


107 


38 


8-12 


38 


15 


113 


3 


38 


17 


113 


6 


38 


18 


272 


70 


272 


72 



69 



265 



26, 27 



229 


6 


229 


2.3 


159 


46 


229 


6, 7 


231 


85 


229 


3 


229 


1 


231 


85 


229 


8 


229 


7 


229 


9 


153 ■ 


2 


153 


2 


229 


7 


229 


7 


229 


9 


229 


10 


229 


4 


152 


23 


152 


68,71 


152 


66, 67 


152 


68' 


152 


24. 72 


229 


11 


214 


3 (10) 



279 



• INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 

DEATHS — Concluded. 

actions for — Concluded. 

parties to (see Actions, CrviL, parties to; Survival of Actions). 
passenger, of, through negligence of common carrier 

conscious suffering, 'count for 
railroad, street railway, etc., against 
omission of signals, effect . 
conscious suffering, recovery for, in same action 
way, bridge, etc., defective 
certificate of, burial permits, required for 
town clerk's fee .... 

church records of, copying by towns 

decree of probate court not conclusive as to 

false notice of, to newspaper, penalty . 

presumption from absence . 

reports by local boards of health . 

return and registry of (see Births, Marriages and Deaths, Return and 

Registry of). 
workmen, of, compensation for ........ 

See also Actions, Civil; Autopsy; Burials; Cemeteries and Burial 
Grounds; Cremation; Employers' Liability; Medical Ex- 
aminers; Survival of Actions; Workmen's Compensation. 
DEATH SENTENCE. 

general provisions ........... 

See also Criminal Procedure and Practice, sentence and execution thereof. 
DEBAUCHERY. 

addict to, spendthrift, deemed . . . . . . 

DE BONIS NON. 

See Executors and Administrators. 
DEBT. 

action of, contract division, included in ....... 

promise to pay another's, action on, form of declaration .... 

writing required ........... 

DEBT COLLECTORS. 

costumes, use by, penalty . . . . , . . . . . 272 

DEBTORS. 

arrest (see Arrest, civil process, on) . 

attachment of property of (see Attachment of Property). 

creditors' bills against . . . . . .214 

exemptions (see Attachment of Property; Bankruptcy .a.nd Insolvency; 

Executions in Civil Actions). 
joint, contribution by and between, equity suits for . . . . .214 

poor (see Arrest, civil process, on). 

set-off by 232 

See also Set-off. 
tender of payment by .......... 232 

See also Bankruptcy and Insolvency; Creditors; Debts; Equitable 
Process after Judgment; Judgment Creditors; Judgments in 
Civil Actions. 
DEBTS. 

attorneys, etc., not to purchase for collection 

cities, towns and districts, of (see Municip.'VL Finance) 

commonwealth, of (see State Finance). 

contracting with intent to avoid, arrest, civil 

counties, of (see County Finance). 

decedents, of, payment by executor, etc. (see 

tors). 
estates tail liable for ..... 

income tax as affecting (see Taxation, incomes 

recognizances for ........... 

See also Recognizances. 
sale of property to pay, homestead estate exempt from, when 
taxation of, local ........... 

See also Attachment of Property; Creditors; Debtors; Executions in 
Civil Actions; Judgments in Civil Actions. 





291 


apter 


Section 


229 


2,3 


229 


6 


229 


3 


160 


232 


229 


6 


229 


1 


114 


45 


262 


34 


66 


5 


192 


3 


272 


96 


203 


32 


111 


29 


152 


31, 39, 69 



231 
231 
259 



43-52 



7 (30) 



1 



147, Form 6 
1.2 

97 



3 (7-10) 

3(2) 

1-11 

12-14 



ground for . . . . 

Executors and Administra- 

,of). 



220 



224 



184 

256 

188 
59 



6 

4 

1-9 

1 
4(2) 



292 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



DECEASED PERSONS. 



Chapter 



Section 



estates of (see Estates of Deceased Persons; Executors and Administra- 
tors) . 
records of death (see Births, Marriages and Deaths, Return and Registry 

of). 
statements of, as evidence . . . ... 

See also Evidence. 
DECEIT. 

actions of, answers in, forms . . . . . . . 

forms of declarations in . 

See also Actions, Civil; Pleading in Civil Actions; Tort, actions of. 
DECENCY. 

crimes against ............ 

See also Crimes. 
DECLARATIONS. 

civil .suits, in ........... . 

forms of certain ........... 

deceased persons, of (see Deceased Persons). 
dying (see Dying Declar.a.tion) . 
See also Ple.\ding in Civil Actions. 
DECORATION DAY. 

legal holiday, to be . 
DECREES. 

equity, in, conveyance, etc., ordering, effect . 

See also Equity, procedure and practice, 
limitations of actions on .... . 

presumption of payment ..... 

real property, affecting, recording and registration 

recording, fee for lengthy ..... 

special, bankrupts, etc., against .... 

See also Judgments in Civil Actions. 
DEDHAM. 

congressional district, fourteenth, in 

district court of northern Norfolk held at 

medical examiner district, first Norfolk, in 

metropolitan parks district, in 

probate court for Norfolk county held at 

senatorial district, Norfolk, in 

soldiers' burial lot, etc., at, care, etc. 

south metropolitan sewerage system, in 

superior court sittings at . 

supreme judicial court, jury sittings at 
DEDICATION. 

ways, of ..... . 

DEEDS. 

general provisions .... 

acknowledgment .... 

commissioners in other states, etc., before 

fees ....... 

justices of the peace, etc., before 

date of expiration of commission, to attach 
fees ....... 

who may take ..... 

collector of taxes, of . 

See also Taxation, local taxes, collection, 
commonwealth, of, enforcement of stipulations in 
forged, etc., penalty ..... 

uttering, penalty ..... 
gaming consideration, void for 
grantor, etc., in, term defined 
homestead estate, to acquire, etc., requisites 



233 



231 
231 



231 
231 



84 



65 



147, Form 41 
147, Form 12 



1-102 



7-14 
147, Forms 1-24 



4 


7 (18) 


183 


43, 44 


260 


2, 20 


260 


20 


184 


16, 17 


185 


86-93 


262 


6 


235 


24, 25 


57 


1 


218 


1 


38 


1 


92 


33; 


215 


62 


57 


3 


33 


87 


92 


1 


212 


14 


211 


17 



23-26 



183 


1-55 


183 


29-42 


183 


30 


222 


6 


262 


42 


183 


30 


222 


1 


222 


8 


262 


1 


4 


6 


222 


1,2,6 


60 


45, 105, Form 10 


91 


37 


267 


1 


267 


5 


137 


3 


4 


7 


188 


2 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



293 



DEEDS — Concluded. 
recording, etc. . 



Chapter 



Section 



fees ........... 

record.s, public, term defined ....... 

registered land, of, form, contents, effect, etc. .... 

statutory forms, schedule ........ 

See also Real Property, alienation; Registers and Registries of 
DEEDS, REGISTERS AND REGISTRIES OF. 

See Registers and Registries of Deeds. 
DEER. 

damages by, killing for, report, etc. .... 

payment by commonwealth ..... 

dogs chasing, may be killed, when, penalty on owner, etc. 
hunting, etc., regulated, penalties .... 

open season for ....... 

during, with certain firearms, penalty 
rearing, importation and sale, food, for, licenses, tags, penalty, etc. 
DEERFIELD. 

congressional district, second, in . 

district court of Franklin, in district of .... 

medical examiner district, western Franklin, in . . . 

senatorial district, Franklin and Hampshire, in . . . 

DEER ISLAND, HOUSE OF CORRECTION AT. 

children, commitment to, regulated ..... 

sentences to ........ . 

See also Penal and Reformatory Institutions. 
DEFACING OF PROPERTY, ETC. 

penalties .......... 

See al.so Mischief, Malicious; and specific titles. 
DEFAMATION. 

See Slander and Libel. 
DEFAULT. 

absent defendants, against ....... 

See also Absent Defendants. 
civil actions, in ........ . 

corporation, indicted, of ...... . 

eminent domain cases, in ...... . 

executor, etc., cited to appear ...... 

judgment by (see Judgments in Civil Actions). 

jury, assessment of damages by . 

poor debtor proceedings in (see Arrest, civil process, on). 

registration of title to land ...... 

trustee process, in ....... . 

See also Practice in Civil Actions. 
DEFEASANCE. 

instruments of, effect of unrecorded ..... 

larceny ..... .... 

See also Mortgages. 
DEFECTIVE DELINQUENTS. 

departments for, commitments by court to 
certificate of physicians 
expense, payment, etc. 
manner of service, etc. 
discharge by court from . 
establishment 

male and female delinquents, for 
paroles from, court, by . 

parole board, by . 
records, dockets, etc. 
removal from certain institutions to 
taking effect of laws as to 
reformatory for women, department at, for 



Deeds. 



36 


4-19 


183 


4-6 


262 


38,39 


4 


7 


185 


57, 58, 60, 61, 




64-66 


183 


Appendix, Forms 




(1)-(16) 



131 


62 


131 


67 


131 


65 


131 


62, 63 


131 


63 


131 


66 


131 


83-88 


57 


1 


218 


1 


38 


• 1 


57 


3 


119 


66 


218 


48 



266 



227 



231 



94^107 



8,9 



231 


57,58 


279 


41 


79 


22 


228 


6 



60 



185 






42 


246 


18, 46, 


4 


r, 52 


183 






53 


266 






26 


123 






113 


123 






115 


123 






123 


123 






122 


123 






119 


123 






117 


123 






117 


123 






119 


123 






118 


123 






121 


123 


114 


116 


123 






124 


125 






30 



294 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



in (see Formal Defects). 



Chapter 



231 
231 
231 
232 



Practice in Civil 



DEFECTS. 

indictments, pleadings, etc 
■ways, in (see Ways). 
DEFENCES. 

affida'V'it of none ....... 

default, what open in suit on judgment by . 

equitable ........ 

set-off, what open in . 

See also Actions, Civil; Pleading in Civil Actions; 
Actions. 
DEFENDANTS. 

absent (see Absent Defendants). 

service on (see Service of Process). 

term defined, laws relative to sales of goods, under ..... 106 

See Actions, Civil, parties to; Crimes, persons accused of, rights of; Criminal 
Procedure and Practice ; Defences. 
DEFINITIONS, 

See Words and Phrases. 
DEFORMITIES. 

exhibition, penalty ........... 272 

DEGREES. 

associations, fraternities, etc., of, bogus advertising, etc., penalty 
educational, falsely pretending to hold, penalty 
granting, legislation authorizing, petitions for 

without authority, penalty 
Lowell textile school, by . 
Massachusetts agricultural college, by 
medical, unlawful granting, penalty . 
kindred, of (see Kindred). 
DELINQUENT CHILDREN. 

See Minors, court proceedings as to . 
DELINQUENTS, DEFECTIVE. 

See Defective Delinquents. 
DELIVERABLE STATE. 

term defined , laws relative to sales of personal property, under 
DELIVERY. 

deeds, of ...■••■•• . 

term defined, negotiable instruments, as to . 

sales of goods, as to ....... 

warehouse receipt, as to . 
DEMONSTRATION SHEEP FARMS. 

See Agriculture, Department of, powers and duties, etc. 
sheep farms. 
DEMURRERS. 

equity, in . . . . . ■ • ' ■ 

general provisions relative to . . • • . . 

See also Equity, pleading; Pleading in Civil Actions. 
DENNIS. 

congressional district, sixteenth, in .... . 

medical examiner district, first Barnstable, in . . . 

second district court of Barnstable, in district of . 
senatorial district. Cape and Plymouth, in . 
DENTAL CLINICS. 

See Clinics. 
DENTAL EXAMINERS, BOARD OF. 

See CrviL Service and Registration, Department of. 
DENTAL HYGIENISTS. 

registration, qualifications, etc. . . . . . . • . .112 

penalty for unregistered practitioners . . . . . . .112 

DENTISTS. 
in general: 

address, office, notice to board of dental examiners . . .112 

charges against, hearings, suspension, etc., of registration, etc. . . . 112 

deceased or incapacitated, continuance of business of . . . . .112 

drugs or medicines, right to buy and prescribe, to have . . .112 



106 



Section 



5Q 

95 

31, 35 

8 



65 



33 



266 


71, 72 


266 


89 


3 


6 


266 


89 


74 


47 


75 


12 


180 


13 



65 (4) 



■ • ■ 


183 


1 


. 


107 


18 




106 


65 




105 


7 


demonstration 








214 


13 




231 


15-19, 76, 77 




57 


1 


■ 


38 


1 




218 


1 


. 


57 


3 



51 



44 

61-65 

53 

53 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



295 



DENTISTS — Concluded. Chapter 

in general — Concluded. 

false claim to be, narcotic drugs, to obtain, forbidden, penalty 
hygienists, dental, examination, registration, etc. 
lists of names and addresses, publication, etc. 
name, exhibition in place of business, penalty 
narcotic drugs, powers and duties as to, penalties 

See also Drugs, Narcotic. 

term defined as to . 

non-resident, certain laws not applicable to, when 
owner's name, business to be conducted under 

corporate name, to contain . 

penalty for violations .... 
penalties for certain violations by 
practicing dentistry, terni defined 
reputable dental college, term defined 
unregistered, penalty for practicing 
registration, in general 

applicants for, qualifications, etc. 
certificate, issuance, etc. . 

duplicate, issuance, fee, etc. . 

exhibition in office, etc. 
penalty for failure, etc. 
certified statement, issuance, fee, etc 
examinations, character, scope, fee, etc. 
exemption of certain persons from laws 
fees ...... 

hygienists, dental, examination, qualifications, etc. 

fee, etc. ...... 

laws relating to, application limited . 
lists of registrants, publication, etc. . 
penalties ...... 

physicians, certain, exempted from laws as to 

practicing dentistry, term defined 

reciprocity certificates, issuance, fee, etc. . 

registry of registrants, keeping, public inspection, etc 

reputable dental college, term defined 

revocation, suspension, etc. 

penalty for practicing after . 

revision, etc., by supreme judicial court 
rules and regulations 

students, dental, exemption of certain, from laws 
unregistered practitioners, penalty 
See also Civil Service and Registration, Department of. 
DEPARTMENTS. 

heads of state and city, civil service laws, exempt from ..... 31 
DEPARTMENTS, STATE. 

See Commonwealth, departments, boards, commissions, etc.; also index to state 
constitution, pp. 11 to 43; and specific titles as follows: — 
Agriculture, Department of. 
Attorney General. 
Auditor, St.^te. 

Banking and Insur.a.nce, Dep.\rtment of. 
Civil Service and Registration, Department of. 
Conservation, Department of. 
corpor.\tions and taxation, department of. 
Correction, Department of. 
Education, Department of. 
Industrial Accidents, Department of. 
Labor and Industries, Department of. 
Mental Diseases, Department of. 
Metropolitan District Commission. 
Public Health, Department of. 
Public Safety, Department of. 



Section 



94 


203, 213 


112 




51 


112 




44 


112 




44, 52 


94 


198, 199, 201, 208, 




212, 2 


13, 217 


94 




197 


112 




53 


112 




49 


112 




49 


112 




52 


112 




52, 65 


112 




50 


112 




46 


112 




52 


112 


43-53. 61 


-65, 88 


112 




45 


112 




45 


112 




88 


112 




45 


112 




52 


112 




88 


112 


43 


45,47 


112 




53 


112 


45, 


48, 88 


112 




51 


112 




51 


112 




53 


112 




44 


112 




52, 65 


112 




53 


112 




50 


112 




48 


112 




43 


112 




46 


112 




61-65 


112 




65 


112 




64 


112 




43, 88 


112 




53 


112 




52 



296 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



233 



265 
265 



169 



DEPARTMENTS, STATE — Concluded. Chapter 

See specific titles as follows — Conchuied. 
Public Utilities, Department of. 
Public Welfare, Department of. 
Public Works, Department of. 
Secretary, State. 
Treasurer, State. 
DEPENDENT CHILDREN. 

mothers with (see Mothers with Dependent Children, Aid to). 
workmen's compensation, rights to ....... . 

See also Minors; Parent and Child. 
DEPOSITIONS. 

commissioners in other states, etc., before ....... 

fees ............. 

witnesses, of ........... . 

See also Witnesses. 
DEPOSITIONS TO PERPETUATE TESTIMONY. 

general provisions ........... 

See also Witnesses. 
DEPOSITORY OF MONEY, ETC. 

putting in fear, etc., to steal from, etc. ........ 

blowing up, etc., penalty . ......... 

DEPOSITS. 

See Banks and Banking. 
DEPOSITS, OTHERS THAN BANKS, WITH. 

general provisions . . . . . . . . . . 

See also Banks and Banking. 
DEPUTY SHERIFFS. 

See Sheriffs, Deputy Sheriffs and Constables. 
DERELICTS. 

See Wrecks. 
DERRICKS. 

See Hoisting Machinery. 
DESCENT OF ESTATES. 

See Executors and Administrators, distribution; Heirs and Devisees; 
Real Property, descent. 
DESERTION. 

divorce, cause for, when 

return, temporary, not to defeat 
soldier, etc., by, settlement, as affecting 
DESERTION AND NON-SUPPORT OF WIFE OR CHILDREN 
prosecutions for, proceedings in . 
bail, forfeited, disposition 
construction of laws 
custody of child, want of, no defence 
evidence in . 
fines, disposition 
labor of convict, payment for . 
payments for support, orders for 
penalty .... 

precedence of trial in superior court 

recognizances 

v6nue ..... 

See also Husband and Wife ; Parent and Child 
DESTITUTE CHILDREN. 

See Minors; Parent and Child; Paupers. 
DESTITUTE PARENTS, SUPPORT OF. 
neglect, etc., penalty . 
proceedings .... 

pauper ..... 

burial .... 

See also Kindred; Parent and Child; P.vupers 
DETECTIVES, PRIVATE. 

bond required .......... 

credit reporting agencies, certain, not subject to law requiring licensing of 



Section 



152 


31, 32, 39 


222 


6 


262 


42 


233 


24-45 



46-63 



21 
21 



1-18 



208 


1 


208 


22 


116 


1 


273 


2-10 


273 


6 


273 


10 


273 


8 


273 


7 


273 


3 


273 


9 


273 


4,5,9 


273 


1 


212 


24 


273 


6 


273 


2 



273 


20 


273 


21,22 


117 


6-12 


117 


17 


147 


26 


147 


30 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



297 



DETECTIVES, PRIVATE — Concluded. 

information divulged and false reports by employees, penalty 

investigators, certain, not subject to law requiring licensing of 

licenses for 

applications, contents, etc. 

bond required 

contents 

exemptions 

fee . . . , . 

mercantile agencies exempt 

requirements . 

revocation 

unlicensed persons acting as, penalty 
DETENTION, HOUSES OF. 

See Police Stations, Lockups and Houses of Detention. 
DEVISE. 

after-acquired land, carries, when 

agreement to make, writing required . 

child, term in, adopted child, to include, when 

die without issue, etc., effect of term . 

disseized land, of, effect ..... 

entry, right of, land subject to, effect . 

exoneration, sale of unde\dsed land for debts 

fee, presumed to convey, when .... 

heirs, remainder to, etc., effect of term 

in trust, use and effect of term .... 

lapsed, issue to take, when .... 

long term leases treated as fee, for purpose of 

mortgaged land, of, rule applicable to . 

property disposable by .... . 

registered land, proceedings on . 

two, etc., de\dsees, to, tenancy in common presumed 

use, purpose, etc., of term in ... . 

witness to will, etc., to, void, when 

See also Heirs and Devisees; Legacies and Bequests; Wills. 
DIAMONDS. 

standard weight, established ...... 

See also Jewelry. 
DICE. 

See G.vming; Lotteries. 
DICTAGRAPH AND DICTAPHONE. 

unlawful use ..... 
DIES. 

counterfeiting, search warrants for 
DIFFERENTIAL, BOSTON, AGAINST 

freight rates, as to . 
DIGESTS. 

See Massachusetts Reports; Reporter of Decisions. 
DIGHTON. 

congressional district, fifteenth, in 

first district court of Bristol, in district of 

medical examiner district, second Bristol, in 

senatorial district, first Bristol, in 
DIGITALIS. 

tincture of, sale regulated . 
DIKES. 

municipal indebtedness for . 
DIPHTHERIA. 

dead bodies infected with, transportation regulated 

disinfection of premises 

isolation hospitals for 

notice, physicians and householders, by 

public aid in case of, settlement as affecting 

school attendance, exposure as bar to . 

children showing symptoms, exclusion from school, etc. 

See al^^o Diseases. 



Chapter 


Section 


147 


28 


147 


30 


147 


22-30 


147 


24 


147 


26 


147 


25 


147 


30 


147 


26 


147 


30 


147 


23 


147 


27 


147 


29 



191 


19 


259 


5 


210 


8 


184 


6 


191 


24 


191 


24 


202 


4 


191 


IS 


184 


5 


183 


14 


191 


22 


186 


1 


191 


23 


191 


1 


185 


97,98 


184 


7 


183 


14 


191 


2 



99 



272 


99-102 


276 


1 


160 


210 



57 

218 

38 

57 

270 

44 



1 
1 
1 
3 



111 


107 


111 


109 


111 


92-94 


111 


109, 111 


116 


3 


76 


15 


71 


56 



298 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



90 

123 
123 



DIPLOMATIC AGENTS. Chapter 

marriages, solemnization by . . . . ... . . 207 

DIPLOMATIC CORPS. 

foreign, motor vehicles, no fee for registration, etc 
DIPSOMANIACS. 

commitment to certain institutions 

voluntary patients, as .... 

See also Insane, Feeble Minded and Epileptic Persons. 
DIRECTORS. 

corporate (see Corporations). 
DIRECTORS OF DIVISIONS. 

See Commonwealth, departments, boards, commissions, etc.; Divisions, 
State Departments, of. 
DIRECT PLURALITY VOTE. 

term defined ............ 50 

DIRK, DIRK KNIFE, 

carrying, penalty ........... 269 

sureties to keep peace, persons carrying, to find ...... 275 

See also Weapons. 
DISABILITY BENEFITS, INSURANCE, ETC. 

See FR.A.TERNAL BENEFIT SOCIETIES; InSUR.\NCE. 

DISABLED SOLDIERS AND SAILORS. 

training of ..••••••••• '* 

See also Education, Department of. 
DISABLED SOLDIERS AND SAILORS, DIVISION OF. 

See Education, Department of. 
DISBARMENT. 

See Attorneys at Law; General Court, in general, legislative counsel, etc. 
DISCHARGE. 

mortgages, of (see Mortgages). 

papers, soldiers, etc., of, recording ........ 115 

prisoners, of (see Penal and Reformatory Institutions; Prisoners). 
DISCLAIMER. 

plea of, writ of entry, in ....••••• • ^37 

DISCONTINUANCE OF ACTIONS. 

auditor, after reference to ...■■-••• • ■^'^1 

costs, insolvent defendant not to have, when 
payment before second suit 

deposition, use of, after .... 

right of entry, etc., not defeated by 

See also Nonsuit. 
DISCOUNT. 

inheritance taxes, on . . . . • • • • • • .65 

legality of rate of . . . • . ■ • • • ■ .107 

local taxes, on, forbidden ......•••• 59 

See also Bonus. * 
DISCOVERY OF FACTS, ETC., IN CIVIL SUITS. 

214 

] 261 

231 

231 



261 
261 
233 
184 



equity, in . 

costs .....••• 

inspection of documents ..... 

interrogatories, by . . . • • • 

probate courts, in (see Probate Courts, practice) 
DISCRIMINATION. 

color or race, on account of, penalty 

life insurance companies, by, penalty 
common carriers, certain, by, forbidden, penalty 
insurance companies, by . . . 

labor unions, against members of 
minimum wage, in relation to . . . 

railroads, by (see Railroads). 
uniform of army, etc., against ......... 264 

See also Restraint of TiiADE. 
DISEASES. 

animals, of (see Animals). 
persons, of, in general : 

bakeries, emplojTnent of persons affected with, in, prohibited 



272 
175 
159 
175 
149 
151 



Section 
43, 46 

33 

62-65, 68, 71 
86 



10 
15 



39-41 



24 



10 

140 

2 

10 

37 

20 



11 
3 

58 



12, 13 
J2 
68 

61-67 



98 

122 

1, 2, 19 

120, 122, 182-184 

20 

10 

10 



111 



44, 45 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



299 



DISEASES — Continued. 

persons, of, in general — Continued. 
causes, investigations as to . 
fences on ways to prevent spread of dangerous 
incurable, admission to state infirmary, expense 
dangerous, articles infected with, removal by local boards 
etc. ........ 

expense, pajTnent, etc. ...... 

securing by sheriffs, etc. ...... 

contagious, removal of prisoners in case of . . 

dead bodies, infected, transportation regulated 

deaths, reports to department ..... 

department to define ....... 

diagnosis, material for, production and distribution 
disinfection of infected premises, penalty 

See also Disinfection. 
district health officers, duties as to 

epidemics, investigations as to causes of . . . 

expenses on account of, payment, etc. .... 
eyes of infants, of, prevention ..... 

reports as to . 
fumigation of infected premises ..... 

See also Fumigation. 
hospitals for (see Hospitals, dangerous diseases, for). 
householders to give notice ..... 
houses, impressment, etc., of, care of patients, etc., for 

compensation . 
infected places, public notice of 

infectious, etc., school attendance, exposure as bar to 
inoculation, production, etc., of material for . 
investigation by department 
neighbors of infected persons, removal . 
notice, keeping of records as to . 

physicians, householders, etc., by 

public health department, to . 
nurses, impressment, etc., of, when 

regulations as to . 

reports as to eyes of infants 
ophthalmia neonatorum, remedies for, department to furnish 
patients barred from state infirmary 
penalty for violating certain regulations 
physicians, control over, by local boards of health 

notice to local boards of health by 
prisoners, removal to hospitals, etc. 
public aid to afflicted, settlement, as affecting 
quarantine by local boards of health, compensation, etc. 
records, local boards of health to keep certain 
red flags, display 
removal of patient 

legal process for 
reports, local boards of health, to 

public health department, to 

records as to, keeping 
rope, so-called, dissemination of, prevented, penalty 
school committees, information to 
.school pupils, examination, etc. 
smallpox, investigation by department . 
spread, prevention by local boards of health, etc 
state paupers, removal to hospital 
travelers from infected states, examination, etc. 
typhoid fever, inoculation, production of material for, 
ment ...... 

venereal, hospital records .... 

advertisements, etc., concerning, penalty 

physicians, disclosure by, of information as to 
slander or libel, not to constitute 



Chapter 



Section 





. 


. Ill 


5 




84 


8 




121 


13 


of health 






. 




98, 100 






102 






99-103 




. 126 


26 






107 






29 






6 






5 






109 






18, 19 






5 






102, 114-116 






110, 111 




. 46 


16 




111 


109 


. Ill 


109 






. HI 


96, 100 






. Ill 


103 






111 


104 






76 


15 






111 


5 






111 


7 






111 


• 95 






111 


113 






111 


109-111 






111 


7, 112-114 






111 


95,96 






111 


93,95 






111 


110 






111 


14 






122 


17 






HI 


105 






HI 


93 






111 


110, HI 






111 


108 






116 


3 






111 


95 






111 


113 






111 


104 






111 


95-98 






111 


96 






111 


109-111 






111 


7, 112-114 






111 


113 






94 


5, 10 






111 


113 






71 


55, 56 






111 


7 






111 


104 






121 


12 






111 


106 


by d 


epart- 










111 


5 






111 


119, 120 






272 


29 






112 


12 






112 


12 



300 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



Chapter 



111 
111 

111 



266 



266 



56 



268 



272 



DISEASES — Concluded. 

persons, of — Concluded. 
dangerous — Concluded. 
venereal — Concluded. 

prisoners, etc., treatment, detention, etc. ...... 

treatment, cities to provide ........ 

discrimination against, prohibited, when ...... 

See also Health, Local Boards of; Health, Public; Hospitals; Public 
Health, Department of; Quar.\.ntin-e; and titles of specific 
diseases. 
DISFIGUREMENT. 

cattle, etc., of, penalty .......... 

horses in races ............ 271 

persons, of (see Maiming; Mayhem). 

trespass, etc., to commit, penalty ..... 

DISFRANCHISEMENT . 

corrupt practice, for ........ 

See also index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 43. 
DISGUISING. 

execution of law, etc., to obstruct, penalty .... 

DISINFECTION. 

apparatus, of certain, regulated, penalty .... 

mutoscopes, etc., penalty 

premises infected with dangerous diseases, penalty 
See also Diseases. « 

DISINTERMENT. 

See Dead Bodies. 
DISORDERLY CONDUCT. 

public conveyance, in, penalty ...... 

DISORDERLY HOUSE. 

keeping, indictment for, foiTa ...... 

trial justices, jurisdiction ...... 

minor, sending to, forbidden, penalty ..... 

See also Houses of III Fame; Prostitution. 
DISORDERLY PERSONS. 

See Idle and Disorderly Persons. 
DISPENSARIES. 

charitable organizations, by, license fee not required, when 
diseases, dangerous, treating, examination by district health officers 
notice, penalty ...... 

venereal, records regulated .... 

inspection, etc., by commissioner 

licensing ........ 

incorporated charitable, no fee required from certain 
rules, etc., by public health council, penalty . 
schools of medicine, no discrimination as to . 
term defined ....... 

town appropriations for ..... 

tuberculosis, for, maintenance, etc. 
See also Clinics; Hospitals. 
DISPLACEMENT. 

tide waters, of, compensation for ........ 

DISPUTES, INDUSTRIAL. 

conciliation and arbitration ......... 

See also Arbitration and Award; Labor .'VND Industries, Department 

OF. 

DISQUALIFICATION, OFFICE HOLDING, FOR. 

bribe, acceptance of .......... . 

duelling, for ............ 

See also Public Office; Public Officers. 
DISSECTION. 

dead bodies, certain institutions to surrender, for ...... 

public schools, in, regulated ......... 

DISSEISIN. 

deed effectual notwithstanding ......... 



268 
265 



113 
71 

183 



Section 



121 
117 
118 



112 
32 

113. 117 

54, 55 

34 



111 


185. 186 


111 


185, 186 


111 


109 



43 



277 


Forms, p. 2826 


219 


26. 27 


149 


64, 78 



111 


53 


111 


92 


111 


7 


111 


119, 120 


111 


55, 57 


111 


52-56 


111 


53 


111 


54, 56 


111 


54 


111 


51 


40 


5 (19) 


111 


57 


91 


21, 24 


150 


1-10 



8 
6 



1-6 
33 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



301 



DISSEISIN — Concluded. 

limitation of actions for ........ 

See also Limitation of Actions. 
testator, of, not to defeat devise ....... 

See also Entry, Writ of; Real Property; Seisin. 
DISSOLUTION OF ATTACHMENTS. 

See Attachment of Property. 
DISTRACTED PERSONS. 

insane person, tenn includes ....... 

See also Insane, Feeble Minded and Epileptic Persons. 
DISTRESS. 

beasts at large, of ........ . 

See also Beasts, at large, 
debtor of commonwealth committed on, proceedings for discharge . 

taxes, local, collection by ....... . 

See also Taxation, local taxes, collection of. 
warrant of, corporations, against, to collect penalty, etc. 
DISTRIBUTION. 

intestate personal property, of (see Executors and Administrators, 
bution) . 
DISTRICT. 

courts, justices, etc., term defined as to 
registry of deeds, term defined as to . 
DISTRICT ATTORNEYS, 
in general: 

absent, appointment of substitute, when . 
assistants and deputies, appointment and removal 
salaries ....... 

adjustment ...... 

attorney general to advise, etc. 

clerk or temporary assistant to . . . 

constitutional provisions affecting (see index to state constitution, pp 

43). 
counsel, not to act as, in certain cases 
county treasurer, may not be . 
districts .... 

election .... 

certificate .... 

death after 

failure to elect, special 
record of vote for, transmission, etc. 
See also index to state constitution, pp. 
expenses .... 

advancement of certain 
fees, certain, not to receive 

to account for 
interchange of duties 
name, to accompany mittimus 
northern district, clerk and stenographers for 
public service companies, employment by, penalty for 
removal by supreme judicial court . 
resident of district, to be 
salaries ....... 

adjustment ...... 

southeastern district, clerks and stenographers for 
Suffolk district, additional legal assistants in 
police and detective service, detail for . 
stenographers, messengers, etc., for 
term ........ 

vacancy, proceedings upon .... 

writs of error, capital cases, in, notice to 
powers and duties, administration after twenty years, 
attorney general, to aid ..... 

autopsy by medical examiner .... 



Chapter 
. 260 

. 191 



distri- 



11 to 43. 



influencing 



notice to, when 



11 to 



49 



279 



Section 
21-32 

24 



7(15) 



29-41 



094 


44-46 


/~41 


37 


i GO 


16-22, 24-28, 88 



42 



4 


7(7) 


36 


12 


12 


26 


12 


14 


12 


16 


12 


17 


12 


6 


12 


18 


12 


30 


35 


1 


12 


12, 13 


54 


62, 154 


54 


116 


54 


145 


54 


142 


54 


112 


12 


23,24 


12 


25 


12 


30 


12 


29 


12 


27 


279 


35 


12 


22 


271 


40 


211 


4 


12 


12 


12 


15 


12 


17 


12 


22 


12 


20 


12 


21 


12 


19 


12 


12 


54 


142 


250 


11 


193 


5 


12 


27 


38 


6,7 



302 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS — Continued. 
powers and duties — Continued. 

bail, admission to ....... . 

return of recognizance to ..... . 

births, marriages, etc., neglect to report .... 

boxing matches, unlicensed, informations as to . 

briefs in criminal cases, copies ...... 

capital cases, to try, venue, change of, notwithstanding 
commonwealth, civil actions in name of, may bring 

what cases to appear for, in . 
Connecticut and Merrimack rivers, nuisances in, abatement 
corrupt practice, criminal proceedings following decree for . 
county treasurer to notify of failure by officer to make payments 
court officers, additional ....... 

desertion, non-support, etc., prosecutions for, motion by, for order pendent 

lite 

discharge from arrest of certain debtors to commonwealth . 
divorce, notice to, of cause for ...... 

dog laws, officials delinquent as to, prosecution, etc. . 
eavesdropping, permits for ....... 

election inquests, to attend, when ...... 

statements of political expenses ...... 

exceptions, etc., in criminal cases ...... 

extra compensation to officers for meritorious services, to approve 
fines, forfeitures, etc., to recover, appointment of attorney on motion of 
fugitives from justice, extradition, investigation and report 

habeas corpus proceedings, notice to .... . 

gaming, liquor selling, places used for illegal, abatement as nuisances 
gifts, gratuities, etc., illegal, to agents, employees, etc. 
grand jury, record, delivery to .... 

habeas corpus proceedings, may institute . 

notice to ....... . 

information for intrusion on commonwealth lands, filing 
inquests of deaths ....... 

insane persons, extradition ..... 

interchange of official duties ..... 

judgments for commonwealth, poor debtor proceedings, in 
lottery prizes, forfeiture ...... 

Massachusetts hospital school, charges at, to recover, when 
money lenders, production of articles by . 
monopolies, etc. ....... 

nol-prossing, etc., of cases, limited, election laws, violations of 

liquor cases, in . 

motor vehicle laws, under 
theft .... 
pardons, petitions for, notice to, attendance at hearings, reports by, etc 
personal liberty proceedings, in .... 

prisoners, criminal history, furnishing by . 

records of measurements, descriptions, etc., of, exhibit 

release on parole, approval ..... 
prisons, violations of laws relative to, report to . 
prostitution, abatement of places of . 
public administrators, neglect of duty 
railroads, enforcement of penalties against, for violations, crossings, sign 
at . . . 

discrimination, etc., by 

equipment .... 

platform gates 

transportation charges, etc. . 
recognizance, review of judgment on forfeited, notice to 

suits on ....... . 

desertion, etc., cases, in . 
restraint of trade, combinations, etc., in . 
stenographers, court ...... 



Chapter 



Section 



276 


59, 60, 62 


276 


66 


46 


23 


147 


45 


280 


5 


277 


53 


12 


5 


12 


27 


91 


12, 23 


55 


37 


35 


21 


221 


69 


273 


4 


224 


45,46 


208 


45 


140 


154, 169 


272 


99 


55 


40 


55 


23, 24 


278 


31,32 


262 


47 


280 


3 


276 


12 


276 


14 


139 


16 


271 


39 


277 


10 


248 


39 


248 


17 


245 


1.2 


38 


8 


123 


108 


12 


27 


224 


67 


271 


14 


121 


31 


140 


88 


93 


3, 12 


56 


68 


138 


77 


90 


24 


266 


29 


127 


163, 154 


248 


39 


127 


27 


127 


29 


127 


141 


126 


3 


139 


6-13 


194 


16 


160 


145 


160 


209 


160 


160 


160 . 


167 


160 


209 


276 


76, 77 


12 


2S 


276 


71 


273 





12 


10 


221 


85-87 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



303 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS — Concluded. 
powers and duties — Concluded. 

superior court, criminal trials at civil sittings of, notice to 
trial list of criminal cases 
witnesses, criminal cases, in, commonwealth, for, may summon 
holding ..... 

summoning, on request of 

witness fees, unlawful receipt of 
wrecks, actions for expenses of removing 
writ of entry against commonwealth, service on 
See also Crimes; Criminal Procedure ajcd Practice 
DISTRICT COURTS, 
in general: 

accounts and payments by clerks 
adjournments ...... 

always open ....... 

books and supplies for ..... 

clerical assistance in .... . 

clerks, accounts, regulation and examination, penalty 
adjournment of court by ... . 

appointment, etc. ..... 

assistant, appointment, compensation, etc. 
second, certain courts, in . 
temporary ...... 

attorney, not to act as .... 

bond ........ 

complaints, may receive .... 

facsimile signatures of . 

fees, certain, not to receive .... 

justices of certain, to act as . 

office hours ...... 

powers and duties, in general 
bail, maj' admit to . 

criminal cases, reports to commissioner of correction 
damages, assessment by, when . 
expenses in criminal cases, etc., payment to, by 
lated ...... 

fines and forfeitures, accounting, disposition, etc. 
municipal courts of Boston, fines, fees, etc., to account 
surplus cash, to deposit in banks 
processes to be signed by 
removal by supreme judicial court 
sworn, to be 

temporary, compensation, etc. 
warrants, etc., may issue 
witnesses, may issue process for 
fees of, to pay .... 

contempt cases, service of process in 
continuance of cases 
court houses, etc., where held . 
court officers, appointment, tenure, etc 
bonds, in Boston courts 
number 

powers and duties 
salaries 

service of process by 
temporary . 

uniforms, in Boston courts . 
depositions, authority as to 
districts, territorial, of 
documents, old, destruction 

dockets, etc., evidence, in case of 
preservation 
facsimile signatures, clerks, etc., of 



Chapter 



Section 



county treasurer. 



for 



regu 



212 


29 


278 


1 


277 


68 


276 


51, 52 


2.33 


1 


262 


53 


262 


58 


91 


42 


245 


10 



218 


47 


218 


38,42 


218 


38 


218 


39 


218 


69-73 


35 


45,47 


218 


42 


218 


8 


218 


10 


218 


10 


218 


11 


218 


17 


218 


16 


218 


33 


218 


14 


218 


18 


218 


8 


218 


15 


218 


12 


276 


57 


124 


8 


235 


5 


280 


16 


280 


2, 16 


280 


8 


35 


22 


218 


44 


211 


4 


218 


12 


218 


9 


218 


33,35 


218 


37 


218 


47 


218 


5 


218 


38 


218 


38 


218 


61 


218 


64 


218 


62 


218 


61 


218 


75, 83 


218 


37 


218 


65 


218 


63 


218 


45 


218 


1 


218 


13 


218 


13 


218 


13 


218 


14 



304 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



DISTRICT COURTS — Continued. 
in general — Continued. 

fees ••.... 

entry ..... 

officers, of, paj-ment 
service of process, for . 
interpreters, allowance of compensation to 
judge advocate to have powers of, when 
judicial districts of ... 

justices of, absence, illness, etc., adjournment in case of 
special justice to act 
arrest, warrants to, may issue 
attorneys, not to act as, etc. 
bail, may admit to 

children, abandoned, custody of, to certain societies 
conservators of the peace, to be . 
court officers, pensions for, to approve . 
fees, certain, not to receive . 
foreign paupers, removal of . 
habeas corpus writ, may issue, when 
infants, orders as to care, etc., of . 
interchange of duties .... 

marriage, immediate, may issue certificate for 
number ...... 

oaths, administration by . . . 

peace, authorized to keep 

pensions ...... 

poor prisoners confined for fines, etc., discharge by 
probation, commission on, conferences with 

officer.s, appointment, etc. 
public service companies, employment by, penalty for influencing 
railroads, free passes, etc., penalty 
replevin bonds, approval of sureties 
salaries and compensation 
special, attorneys, action as, restricted 
compensation . 
court, to hold, when 
fees, certain, not to receive 
number .... 

oaths, may administer 
powers and duties, in general 
defective delinquents 
insane, commitment of . 

compensation for 
poor debtor cases, in 
teste of, processes to bear, when 
warrants and complaints, fees for 

powers as to 
witnesses, process for 
teste of, processes to bear 
traveling expenses 

warrants and complaints, powers as to 
witnesses, process for . 
mental condition of persons before, determination of 
office hours ...... 

officers' fees, etc., payment 

open, always ...... 

place of holding .... 

police and municipal, term includes . 
presiunption in fa\'or of proceedings of 
processes of, commonwealth, valid throughout 

formal requisites of . 
record, courts of, to be . 
records, ete., custody .... 



Chapter 



Section 



262 


2 


262 


2 


218 


47 


262 


8 


262 


32 


3.3 


139 


218 


1 


218 


42 


218 


40 


276 


21 


218 


17 


276 


67 


119 


33 


220 


3 


32 


66 


218 


18 


122 


21 


248 


21 


119 


7,8 


218 


40 


207 


30 


218 


6 


218 


7 


275 


1 


32 


64,65 


127 


145, 146 


276 


99 


276 


83,89 


271 


40 


160 


199 


247 


14 


218 


6, 74-82, 84 


218 


17 


218 


6 


218 


40 


218 


18 


218 


6 


218 


7 


218 


41 


123 


120 


123 


50 


123 


73 


224 


1 


218 


44 


262 


3 


218 


35 


218 


37 


218 


44 


218 


81 


218 


35 


218 


37 


123 


99, 100 


218 


15 


218 


47 


218 


38 


218 


1 


4 


7(7) 


218 


4 


218 


44 


218 


44 


218 


4 


218 


12 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



305 



DISTRICT COURTS — Continued. 
in general — Concluded. 
rules, uniform, justices, by 
salaries and compensation 
seal, custody, etc. .... 

processes to be under . 
sittings, time and place of 

adjournment, etc. 

simultaneous .... 
superior, etc., jurisdiction, to be courts of 
territorial jurisdiction 
teste of justice, processes to bear 
traveling expenses of justices, etc. 
trial justices, unfinished business of, jurisdiction as to 
who may hold .... 

witnesses before, fees 

payment in criminal cases 

liability for non-attendance . 
civil jurisdiction, in general 

arrest of defendant 
See also Arrest. 

contract, tort, etc., damages, etc., maximum 

equitable process after judgment . 

forfeited goods, libel of . . . 

habeas corpus, issue of writ . 

interpleader proceedings 

liens, enforcement of certain 

non-resident defendants, transitory actions against 

scire facias, writs of . 

summary process to recover land . 

appeals to superior court, in general 

Boston, municipal court of, special provisions for 
late entry ....... 

attachment, effect on ... . 

liens, enforcement of certain 

non-entry of, affirmation of judgment by 

pleadings on ..... . 

summary process to recover land . 

bond, in case of .... . 

costs, appeals, by prevailing party, in 

items allowed ...... 

trustee process, in . 
practice and procedure, appearance and answer, default for 
file ... . 

time for filing, rules to determine 

trustee in trustee process, by 
auditors and masters in (see Auditors and Masters). 
chapter two hundred and thirty-one, provisions applicable to 
defaults in . 
executions in, form .... 

valid where directed 
interrogatories ..... 
judgment, entry in ... . 

notice of, when .... 

regularity, record of execution evidence of 
notice of decisions .... 

oaths, administration of, clerks, by 

justices, by .... . 

practice act, so-called, provisions applicable to 
return days in . 

time limit for service prior to 
rules as to . 



Chapter 



Section 



failure to 



. 218 


43 


. 218 


6, 9-11. 74-84 


. 218 


4 


. 218 


44 


. 218 


38 


. 218 


38,42 


. 218 


40 


. 218 


4 


. 218 


1 


. 218 


44 


218 


81 


. 219 


13 


. 218 


40 


. 262 


29, 32 


. 218 


47 


. 233 


4 


. 218 


19,20 


. 224 


1-70 


. 218 


19 


. 225 


1-11 


. 257 


2-15 


. 248 


2 


[218 


19 


■ \231 


40, 41 


. 255 


26-30 


223 


2 


. 218 


20 


. 239 


2 


i 212 


5 


■ 1 231 


97-102 


. 231 


103-110 


. 212 


13 


. 212 


13 


. 255 


30 


. 212 


12 


. 231 


24 


. 239 


5 


. 239 


5/6 


. 261 


3 


. 261 


26 


. 261 


27 


. 231 


57 


. 218 


43 


. 246 


10 


231 


141 


. 231 


57 


. 235 


22 


. 235 


18 


231 


61-67 


235 


2,3 


218 


46 


236 


22 


218 


46 


218 


33 


218 


7 


231 


141 


. 223 


25 


223 


27, 28 


. 218 


43 



306 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



DISTRICT COURTS — Continued. 
civil jurisdiction — Concluded. 

practice and procedure — Concluded. 

service of original writs from, time limit for 
set-off, filing declaration in . 
small claims procedure, in 

alternative to formal procedure 
amount claimed 
appeals, etc. . • . 

attachments, etc. 
fees and costs . 
judgment, final, when 
jury trials 

notice by registered mail . 
procedure 
rules by justices 
superior court, removal to 
transfer to regular docket 
trials, time of, rules as to 
trustee process, venue in 

See also Trustee Process. 
venue of actions in 

See also Actions, Civil, venue, 
writs, entry of, fee for . 
rules as to time 
return of, day and place of 
service prior to 
time after date 
trustee process, in 
criminal jurisdiction, in general 
arrests and proceedings in 

See also Arrest. 
commitment, warrant for, name of crime, statute, etc., to contain 
complaints, etc., essential to holding accused person 

filing 

, forms 

receipt 
continuance of cases 
filing of complaints 

election laws, violations of 

intoxicating liquors, violation of laws 

motor vehicle laws, under 

fines, etc., imposed, payment to town, etc., treasurers 

jail, etc., limit of sentence to .... 

judicial district, offence near boundary of 
Massachusetts reformatory, may sentence to . 
officers, fees, etc., of . 

extra, for meritorious services .... 

penalties, power to impose ...... 

probation, temporary support, etc., of persons on, may order 
process, issue ........ 

ser\'ice ........ 

prostitution, houses of, entry, etc., of, may issue warrant for 

recognizances to keep peace, in general .... 

See also Recognizances. 
sentences, restrictions as to . 

delay in executing certain ..... 

suspension of execution of ..... 

state prison, may not sentence to . 
superior court, appeals to (see, infra, appeals to superior court) 

binding over to ...... ■ 



Chapter 



Section 



223 


27,28 


232 


9 


218 


21-25 


218 


21 


218 


21 


218 


23 


218 


22 


218 


22, 25 


218 


23 


218 


23 


218 


22 


218 


22 


218 


21 


218 


23 


218 


24 


218 


43 


246 


4 



223 

262 
218 
223 
223 
223 
246 
218 
276 

279 

263 

90 

218 
277 
218 
218 
218 

56 
138 

90 
218 
280 
218 
277 
279 
262 
262 
218 
276 
218 
218 
272 
218 
275 

218 
218 
279 
218 

218 



2 
43 
25 

27, 28 

23 

7 

26-37 

22-82 

37 

4 

20, 24 

38 

Forms 

32-35 

38 

38 

68 

77 

20, 24 

47 

2 

27 

57 

31 

22.47 

47 

27 

95 

32-37 

37 

9 

28 

1-17 

27 

31 

1-3 

27 

29, 30 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



307 



DISTRICT COURTS — Continued. 

criminal jurisdiction, in general — Conclttded. 
trials, segregation of sexes in dock 
warrants, issue of 

dispensed with, when 
trial justice, by, returnable to 
witnesses, fees of, pa^^Ilent . 
issue of process for 

list of, superior court, to, on appeals, etc. 
appeals to superior court, in general 



children, by ... . 

entry in superior court 

failure to testify in lower court, etc., not evidence in higher 

fees and expenses, statement of . 

intoxicating liquors, seizure, forfeiture, etc. 

non-entry of, sentence on . 

notification of right ..... 

recognizance on . 

return day for ...... 

search warrants, forfeiture of property seized under 

threats to commit crimes, keeping peace, etc. 

time for exercising right of . 

transmission of papers 

withdrawal .... 

witnesses, binding by recognizance 
binding over to superior court . 

transmission of papers 
capital cases, assignment of counsel . 

compensation .... 
offences punishable, etc., in, in general 

bastardy complaints 

birds, dogs, etc., fighting, exhibition of 

breaking, entering, etc. 

bridges, \'iolation of speed regulations 

building laws, violations of 

by-laws, orders, ordinances, etc., violations of 

discontinuance of prosecution 
desertion and non-support of wife, etc. 
drunkenness, arrests, procedure, etc. 
escapes from state infirmary 
felonies, certain .... 

juvenile offenders, by 
forgeries, certain 
misdemeanors, except, etc. . 
parents, destitute, non-support of 
railroads, etc., offences on 
threats to commit crime, in general 
vagabonds ..... 
vagrancy ..... 

peace, proceedings to keep, in general 

search warrants, etc., bottles, etc., registered 
explosives and inflammable fluids . 
fire escapes, obstructions on 

gaming houses, common, warrant to enter, etc., may issue 
issue, in general .... 
milk cans, registered . 
narcotic drugs .... 
opium resorts .... 



Chapter 



Section 



278 


35 


218 


32-36 


218 


34 


219 


6 


218 


47 


218 


37 


f 218 


30 


1278 


20 


212 


6 


<| 218 


31 


[278 


18-26 


119 


81 


278 


18 


278 


23 


278 


22 


138 


73 


278 


24 


[218 


31 


[278 


18 


278 


18 


212 


22 


276 


8 


275 


4,8 


218 


31 


278 


20 


278 


25. 26 


278 


19 


218 


30 


218 


30 


277 


48 


277 


49 


218 


26, 29 


273 


11-19 


272 


88-93 


218 


26 


85 


25 


143 


58 


f 40 


21 


\218 


26 


278 


15 


273 


2-10 


272 


45-47 


122 


23-25 


218 


26 


218 


29 


218 


26 


218 


26 


273 


21,22 


159 


94 


275 


1-17 


272 


69 


272 


67 


f 218 


28 


1 275 


1-17 


110 


20 


148 


63, 64 


143 


22 


276 


1 


276 


1-8 


110 


25 


94 


214, 215 


272 


52 



308 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



DISTRICT COURTS — Contimied. 

miscellaneous jurisdiction, animals, old, infirm, etc., killing 

cliildren, proceedings as to, civil proceedings, in general 
passing of age limit . 
rules as to 
sessions for 
criminal proceedings 
delinquent, etc. . 
neglected .... 

truants, school offenders, etc. 
See also Minors, court proceedings as to. 
civil service, review of removals, etc., from 
defective delinquents, parole and discharge of 
dipsomaniacs, dnig addicts, commitment . 
dogs, dangerous, complaints as to . 

recovery of penalties, etc. .... 

forfeited goods, libel of, jurisdiction and procedure 
inquests, death ...... 

election ....... 

fees for service of process .... 

insane, etc., persons, commitment, in general 

See also Insane, Feeble Minded and Epileptic Perso.n's 
intoxicating liquors, unlawful sale of, search, seizure, etc. 

See also Intoxicating Liquors. 
liquor licenses, revocation 

medical examiners to notify, of certain deaths 
paupers, state, removal to state infimiary, etc. 
poor prisoners confined for fines, etc., discharge 
school attendance laws, offences under 
smoke peiTnits, revocation of illegal . 
special provisions for particular courts 
Boston juvenile court, in general: 
clerk, appointment, etc. 
clerical assistance for 
justices ..... 

laws applicable to . 
powers and procedure, in general 
probation, commission on, conferences with 
officers, appointment, etc. 
service of process by 
rules by . 
salaries . 
special justices 
compensation 
jurisdiction, children, delinquent, etc., as to 
neglected, as to . 

See also Minors, court proceedings as to 
commitments to training schools regulated 
parent, etc., abetting delinquent child 

probation, temporary support, etc., of persons on, may order 
school attendance, offences as to 
territorial ..... 

truants, habitual, etc. 
Boston, municipal, etc., courts in, in general 
clerical assistance, special provisions for 
court officers, salaries 

special provisions as to . 
Deer island, sentences to . 
fees, etc., pajonent of certain, by clerks of, etc. 
fines and fees, accounting for 
interpreters in certain 
territorial jurisdiction of 

waters, islands, etc., concurrent jurisdiction over 
municipal court of the city of, in general: 

additional sessions .... 



Chapter 


Section 


. 13.3 


1 


119 


65-72 


119 


72 


21-8 


43 


119 


65 


119 


73-83 


. 119 


62-63 


. 119 


42-51 


77 


11 


31 


45 


123 


119 


. 123 


63-65 


140 


157 


140 


174 


. 257 


3, 5 


. 38 


8-13 


55 


39-45 


262 


26 


. 123 


60-78 



138 



61-73 



138 


15 


38 


7 


117 


18 


127 


145, 146 


77 


11 


140 


134 


218 


68 


218 


70 


218 


68 


218 


69 


218 


69 


276 


99 


276 


83.86 


276 


91 


218 


60 


218 


76 


218 


58 


218 


6 


119 


52-63 


119 


42-51 


119 


73 


119 


63 


276 


96 


77 


11 


218 


57 


77 


11 


218 


69, 70, 72, 73 


218 


83 


218 


61-65 


218 


48 


218 


49 


280 


8,9 


218 


67, 68 


218 


1 


218 


2,3 



218 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 

DISTRICT COURTS — Continued. 

special provisions for particular courts — Continued. 
Boston — Concluded. 

municipal court of tlie city of, in general — Concluded. 
allowance of accounts in .... . 



appellate di\'ision, appeal to supremo jud 
how constituted 



disputes as to 



compel attendance of 



compensation 



none, as to 



from appellate division 



powers 

procedure in, rules as to 
revision of rulings by . 
assignment of justices 
chief justice of, jury lists, to decide 

teste of, processes to bear 
clerical assistance . 
clerks and assistants 

accounts of 
court officers in 
interpreters in 
judicial district of 
justices 

pensions . 

witnesses before state fire marshal, may 
medical service and equipment 
messenger .... 

probation officers, appointment and 
rescripts in, notice, etc., of 
salaries 

special justices 
compensation 
powers and duties 
teste of chief justice, processes to bear 
jurisdiction, in general, children, delinquent, 
school attendance laws, none, as to 
territorial .... 

civil, in general .... 

appeals, etc., to supreme judicial court. 

See also Practice in Civil Actions. 
jury trial, claim by parties 

waiver by plaintiff . 
practice, practice act, so-called, certain provisions applicable 
set-off, filing declaration in .... . 

removal to superior court in lieu of appeal 
affidavit 
bond for costs 
deposit in lieu of 
dispensed with, when 
deferred 
partial . 
speedy trial in superior court ....... 

transmission of papers ........ 

trustee process, venue of action ....... 

criminal, children, commitment to industrial school for boys, appeal 
shipping offences, certain ....... 

miscellaneous, dipsomaniacs, drug addicts, etc., commitment 

appeal and recognizance ........ 

poor prisoners confined for fines, etc., discharge .... 

probationers, support of ....... . 

Bristol, second and third district courts of, shipping offences, jurisdiction 

as to . 
Essex, district court of eastern, shipping offences, jurisdiction as to cer- 
tain . ......... 

first district court of, shipping offences, jurisdiction as to certain 
state infirmary, escapes from, jurisdiction as to . 
Lawrence, police court of, escapes from state infirmary, jurisdiction as to 
Lowell, police court of. escapes from state infirmary, jurisdiction as to 



cial court, from 



Chapter 



102 



309 

Section 



218 


51 


231 


109 


231 


108 


231 


110 


231 


108 


231 


108 


218 


52 


234 


4 


218 


44 


218 


69, 70, 72 


218 


53 


218 


56 


218 


61-65 


218 


67 


218 


1 


218 


50 


32 


64 


148 


4 


218 


55 


218 


66 


278 


83 


221 


20 


218 


53, 75 


218 


50 


218 


52 


218 


52 


218 


44 


119 


42. 53. 62. 63 


77 


11 


218 


1 


218 


19. 20, 54 


231 


109 


231 


103, 104 


231 


103 


231 


141. 143 


232 


9 


231 


103, 104 


231 


104 


231 


104 


231 


106 


231 


107 


231 


107 


231 


105 


212 


16 


231 


104, 105 


223 


2 


119 


73, 81 


102 


3 


123 


62, 68, 71 


123 


63-65 


127 


146 


276 


95 



102 


3 


102 


3 


122 


25 


122 


25 


122 


24. 25 



310 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



DISTRICT COURTS — Concluded. 

special provisions for particular courts — Concluded. 

Middlesex, central court of, insane inmates in Massachusetts reformatory, re- 
moval of ......... . 

first district court of southern, insane inmates in reformatory for women, 
removal of ...■■■■ . 

See also Actions, Civil; Counties; County Commissioners; County 
Treasurers; Courts; Criminal Procedure and Pr.^ctice; 
Massachusetts Training Schools; Minors; Pleading in 
Civil Actions; Practice in Civil Actions; Suprems Judicial 
and Superior Courts. 
DISTRICT DRAINAGE COMMISSIONERS. 

appointment, compensation, etc. ........ 

powers and duties ........... 

See also Low Land and Swamps, improvement. 
DISTRICT HEALTH OFFICERS. 

See Diseases; Public Health, Department of, district health officers, etc. 
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. 

state, term includes ........... 

United States, term includes ......... 

See also index to federal constitution, pp. 1 to 10. 
DISTRICTS. 
in general: 

accounting systems in . . . . . . . . . 

audit of accounts ........... 

bonds, notes, etc., issued by, registration ....... 



regulated ..... 

See also Municipal Finance. 
savings banks may invest in certain 
taxation, exempt from 
borrowing, regulated 

boundaries, determination by land court 



Chapter 



12.3 
123 



252 

252 



compensation to injured workmen of certain 

constitutional provisions affecting (see index to state constitution, i)p 

43). 
election of officers, ballot boxes, etc., town to provide 

blank forms, etc., provision for .... 

election laws applicable, when .... 

nomination papers, filing ..... 
certification of names ..... 

official ballots, use in . 

prudential committee and clerk, duties . 

time of holding ....... 

finances, court enforcement of laws .... 

See also Municipal Fin.\nce. 
indebtedness, earlier payment ..... 
See also Municipal Finance. 

liability not affected by certain informalities . 

net, term defined ...... 

injuries to property by, damages for ... 

See also Eminent Domai.v. 
land takings, prudential committee to make 

See also Eminent Domain. 
majority, etc., vote, term defined as to matters of finance 
meetings, clerk to preside, when .... 

moderator, election, etc. ..... 

prudential committee, chairman, etc., to preside, when 

time of holding ....... 

notes, certification and form ..... 
See also Municipal Finance. 



11 to 



4 

4 



44 



Section 

102, 103 
102, 103 



5 
fr-13 



7 (31) 
7(31) 



44 


35-43 


44 


35-41 


29 


39 


35 


43 


44 


52,61 


107 


4-6 


44 


16-20 


168 


54 (2, f) 


59 


5 (25) 


44 


4.9 


r 42 


12 


C 185 


1 


152 


69-75 


41 


117 


41 


118 


41 


114 


41 


115 


41 


115 


41 


113 


41 


116 


41 


119 


44 


59 



11 



44 


15 


4 


7 (20) 


79 


9-14 



44 


1 


39 


14 


39 


14 


39 


14 


41 


119 


/ 14 


7 


1 44 


23-28 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



311 



duties, assessors, to notify 



to director 



DISTRICTS — Continued. 
in general — Concluded: 

officers, clerk, powers and duties, borrowing, report 
elections ....... 

notes, issue ....... 

commissioners, powers and duties, assessors, to notify, of 
bonds, etc., to countersign 
notes, to countersign, etc. 
election regulated 
prudential committee, powers and 
quirements 
bonds, etc., to countersign 
elections 
land takings 

notes, to countersign, etc. 
sinking fund commissioners, duties, etc. 
treasurer, powers and duties, loans by, report 
notes, issue, certification, etc., penalty 
public improvements, assessment of cost . 
See also Betterments, Assess.vievt of. 
sinking funds ..... 

See also Municipal Finance. 
taxation, assessment .... 

county commissioners' appointee, by, when 
interest on taxes .... 

list and warrant, separate, for 
fire districts, annexation of territory, etc. . 
bonds of officials, approval, etc. 
buildings of, liens, not subject to 

See also Public Buildings. 
by-laws, approval, etc. .... 

clerk, election, oath, removal, etc. 

powers and duties .... 

temporary, appointment, oath, duties, etc. 
continuance of certain .... 

elections in . 

establishment ..... 

exclusion of territory .... 

fire departments in (see Fire Departments). 
firemen and policemen, may indemnify 
hydrant, etc., service, may raise money for 
laborers, pensions to ... . 

liability for certain acts of engineers 
loans, temporary ..... 

meetings, regulated .... 

metropolitan fire prevention district, in, certain 

fire departments, heads of, term defined 
moderator, election, powers, etc. 
money, may raise, for certain purposes 

assessment and collection 
penalties, how recovered, etc. . 
petition before organization 
protection of water supply, takings, etc. 
prudential committee, election 

powers and duties .... 

rules and regulations .... 

selectmen, powers and duties as to . 
street lamps in, erection and maintenance 
taxes, regulated ..... 

treasurer, election, bond, duties, etc. 

temporary, appointment, bond, etc. 
voting lists, preparation, etc. . 
See also Fire ; Metropolitan Districts ; Water Supply 
improvement districts, establishment, organization, etc. 
fire districts, laws as to, applicable to . . . 



Chapter 



debt requirements 



of accounts 



laws apply 



to 



of debt re- 



44 
41 
44 
44 
44 
44 
41 

44 
44 
41 
79 
44 
44 
44 
44 
80 

44 



Section 

28 
115, 116 
24 
16 
16 
24 
113-119 

16 

16 

115, 116 

2 

24 

48-52 

28 

23-25, 60 

1 

47-52 



59 




21 


59 




27 


59 




57 


59 




53 


48 




79 


. 48 


69 


71,72 


. 254 




6 


. 48 




77 


48 




63 


48 


64 


66, 73 


. 48 




63 


. 48 




80 


. 48 




67,68 


48 




60-64 


48 




79 


41 




100 


48 




69 


32 




78, 79 


48 




75 


. 48 




70 


48 




62, 66 


. 148 




28 


. 148 




28 


48 




66 


48 




69, 70 


48 




73 


48 




78 


48 




61 


40 




41 


48 




71 


48 


67, 69, 


71, 72 


48 


74. 


77, 78 


. 48 




62, 63 


. 48 




69 


. 48 


69, 


70, 73 


. 48 




71-73 


. 48 




72 


. 48 




67 


40 




34 


. 40 




44 



312 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



254 







41 


100 






32 


78,79 






4 


7 (36) 






111 


159-161 






40 


41 


AND A 


QUEDUCT Companies; 







272 

83 
83 

83 
79 

84 



106 

31 

30 



DISTRICTS — Conduded. Chapter 

metropolitan (see Metropolitan Districts). 
water districts, buildings of, liens, not subject to 
See also Public Buildings. 
firemen and policemen, may indemnify 
laborers, pensions to . • 

water supply district, term includes . 
water supply, protection, etc. . 

takings, etc., for . . . . • 

See also Metropolitan Districts; Water 
Water Supply. 
DISTURBANCE. 

penalties for creating .... 

DITCHES AND DRAINS. 

draining highways, for, construction, etc. 
obstruction, penalty . " . 

court enforcement 
ways, in, land takings for, damages, etc. 
to take wash of . . ■ 

See also Low Land and Swamps. 
DIVIDENDS. 

See Bankruptcy and Insolvency; Banks and Banking, sa\-ings banks; 
Corporations; Insurance; Taxation, incomes, of. 
DIVISIBLE CONTRACT TO SELL. 

term defined under sales act ......... 

DIVISIONS, STATE DEPARTMENTS, OF. 

directors of, civil serv-ice exemption ........ 

establishment ...•.•■■■••• 
See also Commonwealth, deprrtments, etc., of; Departments, State; and 
specific titles as follows: — 
Accounts (see Corporations and Taxation, Department of). 
Aid and Relief (see Public Welfare, Department of). 
Animal Industry (see Conservation, Department of). 
Banks and Loan Agencies (see Banking and Insurance, Department of). 
Blind (see Education, Department of). 

Child Guardianship (see Public Welfare, Department of). 
Civil Service (see Civil Service and Registration, Department of). 
Corporations (see Corporations and Taxation, Department of). 
Dairying and Animal Husbandry (see Agriculture, Department of). 
Fire Prevention (see Public Safety, Department of). 
Fisheries and Game (see Conservation, Department of). 
Forestry (see Conservation, Department of). 
Highways (see Public Works, Department of). 

Immigration and Americanization (see Education. Department of). 
Income Tax (see Corporations and Taxation, Department of). 
Industrial Training (see Industrial Accidents, Department of). 
Inheritance Taxes (see Corporations and Taxation, Department of). 
Inspection (see Public Safety, Department of). 
Insurance (see Banking and Insurance, Department of). 
Juvenile Training (see Public Welfare, Department of). 
Libraries, Public (see Education, Department of). 
Markets (see Agriculture, Department of). 
Ornithology (see Agriculture, Department of). 
Plant Pest Control (see Agriculture, Department of). 
Reclamation, Soil Survey and Fairs (see Agriculture, Department of). 
Registration (see Civil Service and Registration, Department of). 
Sanatoria (see Public Health, Department of). 
Savings Bank Life Insurance (see Banking a.nd Insurance, Department 

of). 
Soldiers and Sailors, Training of Disabled (see Education, Depart- 
ment of). 
Standards (see Labor and Industries, Department of). 
State Police (see Public Safety, Department of). 
Taxation, Local (see Corporations and Taxation, Department of). 
Waterways and Public Lands (see Public Works, Department of). 



Section 



38-43 

4 

9 

13 

3,6 

9 



65 

5 
3 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



313 



DIVORCE 

adultery, cause for, as 

cohabitation, etc., after, deemed 
co-respondents, protection of 
district attorney, notice to 
husband, of, dower, effect on 
wife, of, legitimacy of issue, not to affect 
separate property of wife, effect on 
advertising to procure, penalty 
alimony, absentee, payment from estate of 
court may decree 
enforcement .... 

payment into court for use of wife 
pending libel .... 

revision .... 

security for, when for wife, etc. 
attachment and execution in 
causes for .... 

crime, if constituting, notice to district attorney, etc. 
place of occurrence of, as affecting 
certificate of, penalty for unlawful issue of 
subsequent marriage notice, to accompany 
certificate of probate judge in lieu of 
children, as affecting, care, custody and support of, court decree as 
to 
foreign divorce, in case of 
parents' rights, equal, etc. 
pending libel 
welfare to determine 
wife's separate estate liable, when 
habeas corpus writ to produce 
legitimacy of, wife's adultery not to affect 
removal from commonwealth regulated 
settlement ...... 

■cohabitation here, jurisdiction, as affecting 

subsequent, deemed adultery . 
constitutional provisions affecting (see index to state constitution, pp. 11 

to 4.3). 
costs, award of, discretionary 
criminal provisions as to 
cruelty, etc., cause for 

death, after absence raising presumption of, may be granted 
decree nisi .... 

absolute, when becomes . 
objections by investigator 
desertion, cause for 

temporary return not to defeat 
district attorney, notice, etc., to, when 
dower rights, effect on 
drugs, excessive use of, cause for 

foreign jurisdiction, granted by, minor children, care, etc., of 
validity here .... 

fraudulent conduct as to, penalties 
impotency, cause for .... 

imprisonment, certain, cause for . 
husband, of, dower, as affecting 
insanity of libellee, appointment of guardian 
intoxication, habitual, etc., cause for 
libel, attachment of husband's property 
manner of . 

process of, issue by court 
special precept for 
attorney, court may appoint, to investigate or defend 
children, custody of, pending 
continuance of, by court, upon docket 



Chapter 


Section 


208 


1 


208 


40 


208 


9-11 


208 


45 


208 


27 


208 


25 


208 


26 


208 


4.3 


200 


10 


208 


34 


208 


35 


208 


17 


208 


17 


208 


37 


208 


36 


208 


12-14, 33 


208 


1, 2 


208 


45 


208 


4,5 


208 


44 


207 


21 


207 


22 


208 


28 


208 


29 


208 


31 


208 


19,20 


208 


31 


208 


26 


208 


32 


208 


25 


208 


30 


116 


1 


208 


4,5 


208 


40 


208 


38 


208 


40-45 


208 


1 


208 


3 


208 


21 


208 


21 


208 


16 


208 


1 


208 


22 


208 


45 


208 


27 


208 


1 


208 


29 


208 


39 


208 


41, 42 


208 


1 


208 


2 


208 


27 


208 


15 


208 


1 


208 


12 


208 


13, 14 


208 


33 


223 


85,86 


208 


16 


208 


19,20 


208 


19 



314 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



DIVORCE — Concluded. Chapter 

libel — Concluded. 

co-respondent, rights of . 
entry fee ..... 

investigation of ease by attorney 
jurisdiction ..... 
notice to libellee .... 
pubhcation, service, etc., of 

fee for service .... 

fraudulent return of, penaltj' 
signing 

superior court, jurisdiction of . 

trustee process, attachment by 

venue ...... 

wife, payments by husband to, pending 
protection of liberty of, pending . 
non-support of wife, cause for 
perjury in, penalty for procuring 
personation, false, penalty . 
polygamy, offence of, effect on 

probate court, jurisdiction as to separate support, etc., as affected by 
procedure, applicable to libels to affirm or annul marriages 

where not specially prescribed . 
remarriage of parties ..... 
residence of parties as affecting 
statistics, certain, as to, return to state secretary 

abstracts of, publication .... 
temporary separation of parties, orders, etc., of court as to 
unlawful, penalty for procuring .... 
wife, adultery of, legitimacy of issue, not to alTect 
separate property of, effect on . . . 

alimony (see, supra, alimony). 

allowance for court expenses .... 

dower, rights of, after ..... 

former name, resumption by . 

liberty of, court may protect .... 

separate maintenance of, orders, etc., of court as to 

support, etc., children and wife, of, attachment of husband's property to secure { 

See also Husb.^nd and Wife; Marriage 
DOCKING. 

horses' tails, of, penalty 
DOCKS. 

See Wharves, Piers and Docks. 
DOCK WARRANTS. 

laws applicable to . 
DOCTORS. 

See Physicians and Surgeons. 
DOCUMENTS IN CIVIL CASES. 

admis.sion of execution, etc., calls for . 

declared on, how .... 

inspection by adverse party 

interrogatories as to . 

signatures to certain, admission . 
proof of attested .... 

See also Discovery of Facts, etc., i.nt Civil Suits; Interrogatories 
Instruments. 
DOCUMENTS OP TITLE. 

See Xegoti-\ble Docu.ments of Title. 
DOCUMENTS, PUBLIC. 

Sec Public Documents. 
DOCUMENTS, STATE. 

See Commonwealth ; Public Documents. 



Section 



208 


9-11 


262 


4 


208 


16 


212 


3 


208 


8 


208 


8 


262 


8 


208 


41 


208 


7 


[208 


6 


1212 


3 


208 


13 


208 


6 


20S 


17 


208 


18 


208 


1 


208 


41 


208 


41 


272 


l.> 


208 


20 


207 


14 


208 


;« 


208 


24 


208 


4.5 


208 


46 


208 


47 


208 


20 


208 


42 


208 


25 


208 


26 


208 


17 


208 


27 


208 


23 


208 


18 


208 


20 


[208 


12-14, 33 


^ 22.3 


85, 86 



272 



106 



80 



29 



. 231 


69 


. 231 


7(11) 


. 231 


68 


. 231 


61-67 


. 231 


29, 69 


233 


68 


'kitten 





INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



315 



DOGS. 

assessors' lists of ...... ■ 

bites of, public aid in case of certain, settlement, as affecting 
bloodhounds, etc., keeping, regulated, etc. 
breeding, kept for, license . 
collars, to wear .... 

killing of uncollared 
damages for injuries by, double . 
treble ..... 

dangerous, complaints as to 

injuries after notice, treble damages 
killing after proof . 
owner's duties in case of . 
deer, chasing, may be killed when, penalty on owner, etc. 

See also Game, animals, deer. 
dog fund, county, payments from, appraisal, expenses 
compensation of dog officers 
investigation of damages, etc. 
live stock, etc., injuries to 
rewards for killing, etc. 
schools, libraries, used for 
payments to, damages recovered from owner 
license fees 

unexpended balance, disposition 

dog officers, designation 
fees and compensation 
killing of unlicensed and uncollared, by 
prosecution, etc., of delinquent 
returns by . 

term ..... 
warrant by mayor, etc., to 
certificate of issue 
failure to issue, prosecution . 
form ..... 
domestic animals, sheep, fowl, etc., injuries to, actions for 
choice of remedy 
treble damages, when . 
bond by dog owners against 
county, payment of damages by 
appraisal of damage 
investigation, appointees for 
actions by . . . 

disposition of damages recovered by 
killing of, causing 

county commissioners, by 
owner, by, notice, etc. 

penalty for failure 
reward for .... 
license, condition as to . 
owner's liability to county 

actions by county treasurers, etc. 
enticing away licensed, etc., liability 
female, license fee, etc. 
fighting, exhibition of, entry and seizure 
forfeiture proceedings 
penalties .... 

search warrants and arrests 
killing and restraint, assaulting persons, for 
bloodhounds .... 
•county commissioners, by 
dangerous .... 
live stock, for injuries to 
reward by selectmen, etc. 



damages 



Chapter 


Section 


140 


150 


116 


3 


140 


142-144 


140 


140 


140 


137, 138 


140 


151 


140 


155 


140 


159 


140 


157 


140 


159 


140 


158 


140 


157, 158 


131 


65 


140 


161 


140 


151 


140 


161, 165 


140 


161 


140 


162 


140 


172 


140 


165 


140 


147 


j 78 


18 


■ \l40 


172 


. 140 


151 


140 


151 


. 140 


151 


. 140 


154, 169 


140 


152 


140 


151 


. 140 


151 


. 140 


154 


. 140 


154 


. 140 


153 


140 


159 


. 140 


166 


. 140 


159 


. 140 


160 


140 


161, 170 


140 


161 


140 


165 


140 


165 


140 


165 


. 140 


156, 160, 162-164 


. 140 


160 


. 140 


163 


140 


164 


140 


162 


. 140 


137 


140 


171 


. 140 


171 


140 


175 


140 


139 


. 272 


89 


. 272 


91-93 


. 272 


94,95 


. 272 


88-90 


140 


156 


140 


144 


. 140 


160 


140 


157, 158 


140 


156, 160, 162-164 


. 140 


162 



316 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



DOGS — Concluded. 

killing and restraint — Concluded. 

ordinances, city, etc. 

returns by dog ofncers 

unlicensed and uncollared, dog officers, by 

unmuzzled, police, bj^ . 

warrants for, issuance, form, etc. 
laws as to, fish and game wardens, etc., to enforce 
liability of owner, bond to enforce . 

county, etc., to, for damages paid liy 

County investigator, suit by 

dangerous, forfeiture for failure to kill, etc 

double damages for injuries 

election of remedy to enforce . 

penalties ..... 

recovery ..... 
treble damages after complaint 
unlicensed, penalty for keeping 
licenses .... 

assessor.?, returns by 

breeding purposes, kept for 

collars on licensed . 

conditions 

fees .... 

accounts and bond of town clerks, etc. 

disposition ..... 

hydrophobia, description in 

issue by town clerks, etc. 

killing, etc., licensed and collared, liability 

municipal by-laws .... 

penalty for keeping unlicensed 

record, town clerk, by . 

transfers ..... 

unlicensed, killing bj- officer 
penalty for keeping 

valid throughout commonwealth 
lists, assessors to take 

penalty for false answers, etc. . 

returns to city and town clerks, etc. 
muzzling, etc., aldermen, etc., may order 

bloodhounds, of, required 

killing of unmuzzled, etc. 

posting, service, etc., of notice and penalty 
officers, county, city, etc., neglect of duty by, penalty 

prosecution by district attorney 
ordinances and by-laws 

penalties for breach 

recovery in district courts, etc. 
poisoning, penalty 

removing collar from, stealing, etc., penalty 
Suffolk county, special provisions for . 



training of hunting, during close season, regulated, penalty 
DOG TAX. 

town api^ropriations from, for public libraries 

See also Dogs, dog fund. 
DOLLAR. 

See MoxKY. 
DOMAIN, PUBLIC. 

>Si'o Public Dom.mx. 
DOMES. 

height of buildings, as affecting ..... 



Chapter 



Section 



140 




173 


140 




152 


140 




151 


140 




167 


140 




151-154 


i;i0 




4 


140 




160 


140 




171 


140 




165 


140 




157 


140 




155 


140 




166 


140 


141, 


143, 164, 

168, 173 


140 




174 


140 




159 


140 




141 


140 


1.37 


138, 140 


140 




150 


140 




140 


140 




137, 138 


140 




1.37 


140 


139 


140, 173 


140 




147-149 


/ 78 




18 


il40 


147 


170, 172 


140 




145 


140 




147 


140 




175 


140 




173 


140 




141 


140 




146, 147 


140 




146 


140 




151 


140 




141 


140 




146 


140 




150 


140 




150 


140 




150 


140 




167 


140 




142 


140 




167 


140 




167, 168 


140 




169 


140 




154 


140 




173 


140 




173 


140 




174 


266 




47 


266 




47 


140 


141, 


143, 151, 
170-172 


131 




53, 56 


78 




18 



143 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



DOMESTIC ANIMALS. 

See Animals. 
DOMESTIC CORPORATIONS. 

See Corporations. 
DOMESTIC SERVANTS. 

eight hour law not applicable to certain 

employers' liability, in relation to . . . 

labor laws, certain, not applicable to . 
See also Intelligence Offices. 
DONATIONS. 

See Pious and Charitable Uses. 
DONOVAN'S SOLUTION. 

sale regulated . . . . . . 

DOORKEEPERS. 

See General Court. 
DOORS. 

egress, in certain buildings, to open out 
public buildings, etc., in, construction regulated 
tenement house laws, under (see Tenement Houses). 
See also Buildings. 
DORCHESTER. 
See Boston. 
DORMITORIES. 

See Buildings. 
DOUGLAS. 

congressional district, fourth, in . 
medical examiner district, seventh Worcester, in . 
second district court of southern Worcester, in district o 
senatorial district, fourth Worcester, in 
DOVER. 

congressional district, thirteenth, in 
district court of northern Norfolk, in district of 
medical examiner district, first Norfolk, in 
metropolitan parks district, in 
senatorial district, Norfolk, in 
DOVES. 

Carolina or mourning, protection, penalty 
DOWER. 

assignment by probate court 

eviction, re-endowment on 

manner .... 

petition, who may file 

possession, etc., share in, pending 

rents and profits, out of . 

revocation of warrant 

set-off by commissioners . 

tenancy in common, in case of 
barred, when, husband living apart, etc., conveyance by 

jointure before, etc., marriage, by 
assigiunent of interest under 
election to waive 

mortgage, sale under, by . 

pecuniary pro\'ision, by . 
waiver .... 
claimed, how . ... 

twenty year limitation 
conservator, etc., may set out, when 
deed of husband, release by joining 

signature of minor wife, effect . 

statutory form 
devised property taken for, contribution 
divorce, as affecting .... 



Chapter 



317 

Section 



. 149 
f 152 

. { 153 

[229 

149 



270 



143 
143 



38 

218 

57 

57 
218 
38 
92 
57 

131 



36 

67 

1 

4 

1 



15,21 
15 



1 
1 
1 
3 

1 
1 
1 
33 
3 

26 



189 


1, 10 


189 


15 


189 


11 


189 


10 


189 


1, 13 


189 


11 


215 


35 


189 


11 


189 


12 


209 


36 


189 


7,9 


189 


10-14 


189 


9 


244 


16 


189 


8,9 


189 


9 


189 


1 


189 


14 


201 


39 


189 


5 


189 


6 


183 


Appendix (4) 


191 


30 


208 


27 



318 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



DOWER — Concluded. 

estates for j-ears, in . 

eviction, re-endov\Tnent on . 

execution for assignment of, officers' fees 

levy not to defeat .... 
executor, etc., sales by, free of, when . 
guardian, etc., may set out, when 
husband li\'ing apart, etc., conveyance by, free of 
insanity of wife, release in case of 

reservation of portion of proceeds upon 

trust provision in lieu of . 

venue of proceedings 
jointure, etc., as bar to . . . 

long term estates, fee simple as to 

assignment out of, pajTnent of rent . 
mill, etc., in, how assigned . 
mortgaged land, in 

redemption as affecting . 
mortgage, sale imder, as barring 
nature of estate 
occupation without assignment 
release .... 

deeds, in, statutory form 

guardian or conservator may obtain, when 

insane woman, of, by guardian 

signature of minor wife, effect . 

ward, by wife of . 
disposition of proceeds 
rents and profits, assignment out of 
tenant in, waste, eti?., liability for 

executor, etc., action against . 
waived, when .... 
wild land, none in . . . 

will of spouse as affecting . 
See also Dower, Writ of. 
DOWER, WRIT OF. 

in general .... 

action maintainable, when . 

against whom 

time limit after demand . 
appeal to supreme judicial court . 
commissioners to set out dower 

oath, notice, etc. 

report to court 
damages for detention 

assessment, commissioners, by 
jury, by ... . 

execution for .... 

tenants' liability for 
demand for dower to precede 

form and manner of making 
dower and curtesy, laws as to, application 
execution for possession, etc. 
judgment 

affecting registered land, registration 

appeal from .... 

interlocutory .... 
appeal not to affect 
limitation of time for claim 
rents and profits, assignment of dower out of 

prior tenant's liability 
tenant of freehold, action against 
liability .... 

tort for rents and profits 
waste, for .... 



Chapter 


Section 


186 


1, 2 


189 


15 


262 


8 


236 


55 


202 


2,3 


201 


39 


209 


36 


209 


18 


209 


20 


209 


22, 23 


209 


24 


189 


7-9 


186 


1 


186 


2 


189 


11 


189 


4 


189 


4 


244 


16 


189 


1 


189 


1, 13 


189 


5 


183 


Appendix (4) 


201 


44 


201 


26 


189 


6 


. 209 


14 


. 209 


10 


. 189 


11 


. 242 


1.2 


. 242 


3 


. 189 


1 


. 189 


3 


. 191 


17 


. 238 


1-12 


. 238 


1 


. 238 


10 


. 238 


2 


. 238 


8 


. 238 


5 


. 238 


6 


. 238 


7 


. 238 


4 


. 238 


5-7 


. 238 


4 


. 238 


9 


. 238 


10 


. 238 


2 


. 238 


3 


. 238 


12 


. 238 


9 


. 238 


7 


. 185 


90 


. 238 


8 


. 238 


5 


. 238 


8 


. 238 


12 


. 238 


11 


. 238 


10 


. 238 


10 


. 238 


10 


. 238 


10 


. 238 


12 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



319 



DOWER, WRIT OF — Concluded. 

waste, liability of tenant for ......... 

See also Dower. 
DOWN. 

See Hair, Down, etc. 
DRACUT. 

congressional district, fifth, in ....... . 

medical examiner district, fifth Middlesex, in ..... . 

police court of Lowell, in district of ....... , 

senatorial district, eighth Middlesex, in ..... . 

DRAFTS. 

See Xegoti.\ble Instruments; Non-xegotiable Instruments. 
DRAINAGE. 

advice as to, public health department, by . 

examination, public health department, by . 

house, regulations as to, penalty ........ 

petitions to general court, recommendations of department to accompany 

term defined for certain purposes ....... 

water supply, pollution by, prohibited ....... 

See also Sewage; Sewers and Drains; Water and Sewer Boards 
Local. 
DRAINAGE BOARD. 

annual report by ......... . 

constituted, how .......... 

powers and duties ........... 

See also Low Land and Swamps, improvement. 
DRAINAGE DISTRICTS. 

See Low Land and Swamps, improvement. 
DRAINS. 

See Sewers and Dr.\ins. 
DRAMATIC COMPOSITION. 

unpublished, etc., unauthorized performance, etc., of, penalty 
DRAWBRIDGES. 

See Bridges, drawbridges; Railroads. 
DRAWER, DRAWEE. 

See Negotiable Instruments, bills of exchange, checks. 
DRAWING. 

schools, to be taught in ......... . 

DRAW TENDER. 

laborer, included in term, when ......... 

See also Bridges, drawbridges. 
DREDGING. 

tide waters, in, regulation, license, etc. ....... 

DRIED FRUITS. 

See Agriculture, Department of; Fruits; Prizes. 
DRIED VEGETABLES. 

See Agriculture, Department of; Prizes; Vegetables. 
DRILLS. 

See Militia. 
DRINKING CUPS. 

common, use in public places restricted . . ."^ . , . . 

police stations, jails, etc., rules as to use in . 
DRINKING FOUNTAINS AND TROUGHS. 

town, appropriation for .......... 

trust funds for, deposit, savings banks, in ...... . 

DRINKING WATER. 

industrial establishments, in ........ . 

See also Water; Watering Troughs; Water Supply. 
DRIVERS. 

motor vehicles, of (see Motor Vehicles) . 

stage coach, etc., of, leaving horses without charge, etc., penalty 
DRIVING. 

hor.se, etc., of, action for immoderate, form of declaration . . . . 

DROWNING. 

attempt to murder by ......... . 



Chapter 
238 



Section 
12 



57 

38 

218 

57 



1 
1 
1 
3 



17 

5 

127 

17 

17 
167-10:t 



252 
252 
252 



3 

2 

3-5 



110 



16,27 



71 
32 

91 



1, 18 

77 

52-56 



111 

111 

40 
168 

149 



8 
21 

5 (14) 
37-40 

106 



265 


31 


231 


147, Form 17 


265 


16 



320 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



DRUG ADDICTS. 



Chapter 



See Drugs, Narcotic. 
DRUG BUSINESS. 

stockholders, unregistered, in certain corporations engaged in, not subject to 
certain laws .......... 

See also Civil Service and Reglstration, Department of; Druggists 
AND Pharmacists. 
stores for retail, emplojTnent of certain minors in . 
See also Labor, women and children, etc. 
inspection ...... 

one day's rest in seven law, exempt from . 

See also Druggists and Pharmacists. 
peiTnits to, issuance, fee, etc. . 

penalty for transacting business ■without 
record, keeping, etc .... 

registration, etc., in general 

application, form, etc. .... 

certified statements, issuance, fee, etc. . 
corporations, limitation as to . . 

dmg business, term defined . 
expen.ses, limitation, etc. 
penalty for violations .... 

revocation, suspension, etc. . 

revi-sion, etc., by supreme judicial court 
See also Druggists and Ph.4.rmacists; Drugs. 
DRUGGING. 

abortion, to cause, penalty ...... 

search warrant for means of ..... . 

house of ill fame, for detention in, penalty .... 

sexual intercourse, to have, penalty ..... 

DRUGGISTS AND PHARMACISTS. 

druggists, Lord's day, sales by certain, on, permitted . 
narcotic drugs, advertising, regulated, penalty . 
term defined as to narcotic drugs ..... 

wholesale, narcotic drugs, powers and duties as to, penalties 

wood alcohol, sale by ...... . 

liquor sales by ........ 

laws as to, application restricted ..... 

\aolations, investigation and prosecution 

convictions, certificates of, courts to send board of registration 

licenses for ......... 

fees ......■■• 

See also Bever.\ges, Non-intoxicating, Certain; Intoxicating Liquors 
pharmacists, assistants, employment regulated 

examination, registration, etc. 
complaints and charges against, hearings as to, notice, witnesses, etc., penalty 

documents accessible to persons complained against 

investigation and report to prosecuting officers 
deceased or incapacitated, continuance of business 
names of proprietors, etc., to appear on signs, labels, etc 
narcotic drugs, advertising regulated, penalty 

powers and duties, penalties .... 

physicians' registration laws as affecting 
poison, sale, violations of laws by, certificate of convictions, courts to send 
etc. ....... 

registered, sale of liquor in name of dead, etc., penalty 

registration, in general 

assistants, examinations for . 

registration, certificate of, limitation 
certificate, issuance, fee, etc. 

display in place of business 

duplicate, issuance, fee, etc. 



112 



149 



Section 



30 



62 



13 




25 


149 




49 


112 




38,39 


112 




41 


112 




25 


112 


37 


-42, 61-64, 88 


11.2 




39 


112 




88 


112 




39 


112 




37 


112 




42 


112 




41 


112 




40, 61-64 


112 




64 


272 




19 


276 




1 


272 




13 


272 




3 


136 




6 


94 




208, 213 


94 




197 


94 


198, 


201, 203, 207, 
212, 213, 217 


138 




34-38 


138 




25-33 


112 




35 


112 




32 


112 




34 


112 




27,36 


138 


18 


25-27, 29, 33 


138 




19 


112 




30 


112 




24 


112 




27, 61-65 


112 




33 


112 




32 


112 




36 


112 




31 


94 




208, 213 


94 


198, 


201, 203, 207, 
212, 213, 217 


112 




7 


112 




34 


138 




39 


279 




11 


112 


24 


-36, 61-65, 88 


112 




24 


112 




24 


112 




24 


112 




26 


112 




88 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 

DRUGGISTS AND PHARMACISTS — Condwded. 
pharmacists — Concluded. 
registration — Concluded. 

certified statement of, issuance, fee, etc. 
complaints as to, investigation, report, etc. 
examinations, fee, etc. .... 

record of persons examined, keeping, etc. 
exemption of certain persons from laws as to . 
fees ........ 

penalties for violations .... 

reciprocity certificates, issuance, fee, etc. 
record of names of registrants, etc., keeping, etc 

duplicate in office of state secretary . 
revocation, suspension, etc. .... 

hearings ....... 

penalty for practicing after 
revision, etc., by supreme judicial court 
unregistered persons, certain acts by, prohibited 
convictions, certificates of, courts to send, etc. 
penalty for violations .... 

veterinarians' registration laws as affecting 
See also Drug Business; Drugs; Drugs, Narcotic. 
DRUGS. 

in general: 

dentists to have right to prescribe or buy, etc. .... 

excessive use, divorce, ground for ...... 

harmful, distribution, etc., penalty ...... 

house of ill fame, use of, for purpose of detaining female in, penalty 

hypnotic (see Drugs, Narcotic). 

misbranding, term defined ...... 

miscarriage, unlawful use, sale, etc., to procure, penalty 
osteopaths, prescription or administration by certain, internal 
hibited ..... 

penalty for violations .... 

pharmacopoeia, United States, basis of standards, when 

prisoners, furnishing to, penalty 

quality, legal requirements for sale of certain 

applicable, when 
sale, laws as to, application restricted 

violations, certificates of convictions, courts 
investigation and prosecution 
penalty ..... 

Lord's day, permitted on . . . 

weight, by, term weight defined 
search warrants for certain 

tenement house laws, under, storage regulated 

term defined ...... 

women or girls, administering to, sexual intercourse, for, penalty 

evidence and limitation of action in prosecutions for 
adulteration and adulterated, agent, etc., act of, as act of principal, when 
analysis, department, by, when 

certificates of analysts as evidence, etc. . 
certain, term defined, exceptions . : 

dealer, prosecution of, regulated, guaranty as affecting 
delivery, sale, etc., penalty, when 
guarantor, notice, etc., to .... 

guaranty, prosecution of dealer having, regulated 
health, local boards of, to enforce certain laws . 
hearings as to, regulated .... 

inspectors, analysts, etc., in department, appointment, penalty for obstruct- 
ing, etc. .... 
investigations, department, by 
laws as to, certain, how enforced, rules, etc. 
manufacture, etc., penalty 



use, for, pro 



non-intoxicating beverages 



to send 









321 


lapter 






Section 


112 






88 


112 






32 


112 






24 


112 






25 


112 






30, 35 


112 






24, 88 


112 






30,65 


112 






24 


112 






25 


112 






25 


112 


28, 


29 


, 61-65 


112 


27- 


-29 


61, 62 


112 






65 


112 






64 


112 






30 


112 






34 


112 






30 


112 






60 



112 
208 
270 
272 

94 



112 

112 

94 

268 

1.38 

112 

112 

112 

1*12 

1.36 

94 

276 

144 

145 

94 

272 

272 

94 

111 

111 

94 

94 

94 

94 

94 

94 

94 

111 

111 

94 

94 



53 
1 
3 

13 

187 
19-21 

11 

11 

186, 196 

28 

17 

30, 35 

34 

32 

30 

6 

176 

1-8 

76 

4 

1 

3 

11 

195 

12 

13 

186, 187 

193, 194 

191 

188. 189 

193, 194 

192 

189 

9 

5 

192 

190 



322 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



DRUGS — Concluded. 

adulteration and adulterated ^ Concluded. 

prosecution, dealer, of, regulated, guaranty as affecting 
limitation, if standard changed .... 

publication of findings of department, etc. 

public health department to enforce certain laws, rules, etc. 

sale, investigation by department .... 

samples, collection of certain, regulated . _ . 
examination of certain, regulated, complaints 
vendor to furnish, when . . 

standard, prosecution if changed, limited . 
term defined, exceptions ...... 

See also Drugs, Narcotic. 
DRUGS, NARCOTIC. 

addicts to use, care, control, etc. .... 

commitment, hospital districts for .... 

institutions, to . 
institutions for, mental diseases department, control by 
private hospitals for, licensing ..... 

penalty for unlicensed ...... 

temporary care in institutions ..... 

voluntary patients, as ..... . 

See also Insane, Feeble Minded and Epileptic Persons; Mental Dis- 
eases, Department of. 
adulteration, term defined, exceptions .... 

advertising, certain, as to, forbidden, penalty 

apothecary, term defined in laws as to 

cannabis indica, etc., certain laws to apply . 

cocaine, term defined . . 

codeine, term defined ...... 

common nuisances, term defined as to, keeping, etc., penalty 
indictment, form ...... 

confectionery, deemed adulterant of, when 

crimes, certain, as to, indictments, forms 

dentist, powers and duties ...... 

penalties ........ 

prosecution regulated ...... 

term defined as to . 
exemption of certain persons, etc., from laws as to, regulated 
false prescriptions and orders forbidden 
indictment for, form 
penalty .... 

representation to obtain, forbidden 
indictment, form 
penalty .... 

federal certificate, possession to be evidence of intent to sell, etc., when 

forfeiture, disposal of proceeds 

hospital patients, sale, etc., to, penalty 

hypodermic sjTinge, etc., sale, possession, etc., regulated, penalty 

liability of manufacturer, etc., for sale, etc., limited, penalty 

manufacturer, etc., powers and duties as to, penalties 



medicine, practitioner of, term defined as to 

morphine, term defined as to 

nuisance, common, term defined as to . 

opium, term defined as to 

order for, authorized form . 

orders, etc., to be kept for inspection, when 

penalties ..... 

prosecution regulated 
pharmacist, term defined as to 
phj^sician, powers and duties 

penalties ..... 

prosecution regulated 

term defined as to 



Chaoter 



Section 



94 




193, 194 


94 




196 


94 




194 


94 




192 


111 




5 


94 




188 


94 




189 


94 




304 


94 




196 


94 




186, 187 


123 




2 


123 




10 


123 


62-65, 68, 71 


123 




3 


123 




33 


123 




34 


123 




80 


123 




86 


94 




186, 187 


94 




208, 213 


94 




197 


94 




206 


94 




197 


94 




197 


94 




210 


277 


Forms, p. 2829 


94 




186 


277 


Forms 


,, p. 2829 


94 


198, 199, 


207, 208 


94 




212, 213 


94 




217 


94 




197 


94 




205 


94 




203 


277 


Forms, p. 2829 


94 




213 


94 




203 


277 


Foi-ms, p. 2829 


94 




213 


94 




204 


94 




215 


270 




5 


94 




209 


94 




207, 212 


94 


198, 201, 


203, 207, 




212, 


213, 217 


94 




197 


94 




197 


94 




210 


94 




197 


94 




202 


94 




201, 202 


94 




212, 213 


94 




217 


94 




197 


94 


198- 


-201, 20S 


94 




212, 213 


94 




217 


94 




197 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



323 



DRUGS, NARCOTIC — Concluded. 
possession, unlawful, of, penalty . 
indictment, form .... 

public health department to prosecute certain violations 
sale, certain persons, to, etc., regulated 
distribution, etc., regulated, prescriptions 
penalties ..... 

prosecution regulated . 
orders and duplicates kept for inspection 
penalties ..... 

prosecution regulated . 
unlawful, penalty .... 

indictment, form 

sufficiency .... 

schools to teach effects of . 

term defined ..... 

veterinarian not to prescribe, when 
penalties ..... 

prosecution regulated 
term defined as to . 
See also Drug Business; Druggists and Pharmacists; 
specific drugs. 
DRUG STORES. 

See Drug Business. 
DRUMS. 

factories, in, safety appliances for 

ways, on, regulated ..... 

DRUNKARDS, COMMON. 

arrests without warrant .... 

conviction after discharge on former conviction 
indictment, form ..... 

penalty, etc. ...... 

recognizance, discharge on . 
repetition of offence pending appeal 
workhouse master to receive, etc. 
DRUNKENNESS. 

arrest for ....... 

officers' fees ...... 

procedure ...... 

release from, on written statement, etc. 
record ...... 

police officials, open to . 
divorce, cause for, when .... 

indictment, form 

Massachusetts reformatory, term of sentence for 

penalties ...... 

persons convicted of, permits to be at liberty 
conviction after ..... 

police officials, certain records as to, open to 
trial justices, jurisdiction .... 

DRUNKEN PERSONS. 

necessaries, sale to ...... . 

DUBUQUE LAW, SO-CALLED. 

See Equitable Process after Judgment. 
DUCKS. 

black, bag limit for, penalty ..... 

close season, penalty ....... 

mallard, importation and sale, license for, tags, penalty, etc. 
permits to import during close season .... 

wild, rearing and sale, food, for, license for, tags, penalty, etc 
wood, protection of, penalty ..... 

See also Game, birds. 
DUDLEY. 

congressional district, third, in . 

first district court of southern ^^'orceste^, in district of . 



when, notice 



Chapter 


Section 


94 


211, 212 


277 


Forms, p. 2829 


94 


217 


94 


201 


94 


19S 


94 


212, 213 


94 


217 


94 


201. 202 


94 


212, 2Vi 


94 


217 


94 


212 


277 


Forms, p. 2829 


277 


38 


71 


1 


94 


197 


94 


199 


94 


212, 213 


94 


217 


94 


197 



Drugs; and titles of 



149 


127 


85 


10 


272 


54 


272 


61 


277 


Forms, p. 2825 


272 


53 


272 


57 


272 


56 


272 


55 


272 


44 


262 


28 


272 


44-50 


272 


45,46 


272 


47 


272 


50 


208 


1 


277 


Forms, p. 2826 


279 


33 


272 


48 


127 


140 


272 


61 


272 


50 


219 


28 



106 



. 131 


38 


. 131 


37 


. 131 


85-88 


. 131 


40 


. 131 


83, 84, 86-88 


. 131 


26 


57 


1 


. 218 


1 



324 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



DUDLEY — Concluded. 

medical examiner district, eighth "Worcester, in 

senatorial district, Worcester and Hampden, in 
DUE CARE. 

See Negligence. 
DUELLING. 

carrying challenge, abetting, etc 

outside commonwealth deemed murder, when punishable here 
accessory in, when punishable here 
plea of former conviction for, as bar, when 

penalty and office disqualification 

posting another for not, etc., penalty . 
DUKES COUNTY, COUNTY OF. 

actions, certain, against towns in, venue 

capital cases arising in, trial 

clerk of the courts of, salary 

close season for brant, ducks, geese and teal in, penalty 

district court of, district of 
salary of justice 

eminent domain, land takings by, assessment of damages, venue of 

fur-bearing animals, hunting, etc., in 

hares, hunting, etc., in, regulated, penalty 

house of correction, need not pro\'ide . 

juries in, service and lists . 
venires for 

Bristol, for service in . 
capital trial, for . 
lobsters, licenses to take, in 
medical examiners, etc., in . 
oysters, cultivation, etc., in, regulated 
port wardens, certain, to reside in 
probate and insolvency, salaries of judge and register 
probate court for, sessions . 
public buildings of, special provisions as to 
representatives in general court, number apportioned to 
emelts, taking in seines, etc., in . 
superior court sittings in . 
supreme judicial court, jury sittings for 
law sittings for .... 
cases arising in, to be heard in Bristol 
jury sittings for 
law sittings for 
writs for, returnable in Bristol 
term defined ..... 
treasurer, special provisions as to 
tuberculosis hospital in, exemption from certain laws 
DUNSTABLE. 

congressional district, fifth, in . 
medical examiner district, tenth Middlesex, in 
police court of Lowell, in district of . 
senatorial district, eighth Middlesex, in 
DURESS. 

bills of lading, negotiation of, as afFecting 
negotiable instrument, negotiation of, as affecting 
plea of, form .....-■ 
stock certificate, transfer of, as affecting 
warehouse receipt, negotiation of, as affecting 
DUST. 

workers, protection from, penalty 

See also Labor, health and safety of workers. 

d\jxbury. 

congressional district, sixteenth, in . . . 

medical examiner district, third Plymouth, in 
senatorial district. Cape and Plymouth, in 
third district court of PljTnouth, in district of 



Chapter 


Section 


38 


1 


57 


3 



petition 



265 


7 


265 


3 


265 


4 


265 


5 


265 


6 


265 


8 


223 


7 


277 


60, 65 


221 


98 


131 


37 


218 


1 


218 


77 


79 


15 


131 


51 


131 


47,50 


34 


3 


126 


8 


234 


2,4 


234 


13 


234 


14 


234 


15 


130 


104-106 


38 


1 


130 


120-130 


103 


10 


217 


37 


215 


62 


34 


3 


57 


4 


130 


70 


212 


14 


211 


17 


211 


13 


211 


19 


211 


17 


211 


13 


223 


24 


4 


7(8) 


35 


6 


111 


78 


57 


1 


38 


1 


218 


1 


57 


3 


108 


36 


107 


78 


231 


147, Form 33 


155 


32 


105 


52 



149 



57 

38 

57 

218 



117-123 



1 
1 
3 
1 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



325 



DWELLING HOUSES. 

breaking, entering, etc., penalty .... 

district courts, jurisdiction .... 
building laws as affecting, enforcement of certain laws regulated, general penalty 

fire escapes, etc., owner may affix, when . 

general penalty ...... 

See also Building Laws. 
burning, penalty ...... 

drainage, regulations by local boards of health 
engines, stationary, near, licensing 

removal as nuisance ..... 

entertainments in private, exempt from certain laws 
explosion, malicious destruction by, penalty . 
explosives, throwing into, etc., penalty 
injury, defacing, etc., penalty .... 

masters, etc., of, information by, to assessors 

military forces, entry, etc., by . 
oil of vitriol, coal tar, etc., throwing on, etc., penalty 
riot, destruction in, penalty .... 

search, intoxicating liquors, for, issue of warrant . 
sectional restriction ...... 

appeals ....... 

court enforcement ...... 

exemption of existing, etc. .... 

notice and hearing ...... 

permits, withholding ..... 

repeal, etc. ....... 

smoke emission near, nuisance, permits, etc. 
stealing in, penalty ...... 

See also, supra, breaking, entering, etc. 
trespass in, penalty ...... 

unfit, notice to clean or vacate, penalty upon failure 
windows, use of, easement of light and air not to be acquired by 
See also Buildings. 
DYEING WORKS. 

meal hours for women, e.xemption ..... 

DYESTUFFS. 

sale, certain laws not to apply to, when .... 

streams, discharge into certain, prohibition or regulation, penalty 
DYING DECLARATION. 

woman, of, evidence in certain cases ..... 

DYNAMITE. 

fish, taking, etc., by, penalty ...... 

See also Explosives and Inflammable Fluids. 



Chapter 


Section 


266 


14-18 


218 


26 


143 


53, 54 


143 


43 


143 


53 


266 


1 


111 


127 


140 


118 


140 


119 


140 


182 


266 


101 


266 


• 102 


266 


104 


r 33 


7 


1 59 


92 


33 


136, 137 


266 


103 


269 


7 


138 


62 


40 


25 


40 


27 


40 


28 


40 


29 


40 


26 


40 


27 


40 


30 


140 


132-136 


266 


20 


266 


120 


111 


128 


187 


1 



149 

112 
130 

233 

130 



101 

35 

If) 

64 
151 



E 

EAGLES. 

protection, penalty ....... 

EARNINGS. 

See Wages. 
EARTH CLOSETS. 

public buildings, in certain . . . . . 

EARTHQUAKES. 

See Insurance. 
EASEMENTS. 

See Real Property; Registration of Title to Land. 
EAST BOSTON. 

See Boston. 
EAST BRIDGE WATER. 

congressional district, fourteenth, in . 

medical examiner district, first Plymouth, in 

police court of Brockton, in district of ... 

senatorial di.strict, Ph-mouth, in . 



131 



143 



57 

38 

218 

57 



21 



42 



1 
1 
1 
3 



326 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



EAST BROOKFIELD. 

congressional district, third, in . 

district court of western Worcester held at 
adjournment to other towns 

medical examiner district, ninth Worcester, in 

senatorial district, Worcester and Hampden, in 
EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS STREET RAILWAY COMPANY 

serv'ice at cost, laws as to, not subject to . 
EASTHAM. 

congressional district, sixteenth, in ... . 

medical examiner district, first Barnstable, in 

second district court of Barnstable, in district of . 

senatorial district. Cape and Plymouth, in . 
EASTHAMPTON. 

congressional district, second, in . 

district court of Hampshire held at ... . 

medical examiner district, second Hampshire, in 

senatorial district, Berkshire, Hampshire and Hampden, in 
EAST INDIA MARINE SOCIETY. 

See Salem. 
EAST LONGMEADOW. 

congressional district, second, in . 

medical examiner district, second Hampden, in 

police court of Springfield, in district of 

senatorial district, first Hampden, in . 
EASTON. 

congressional district, fourteenth, in 

first district court of Bristol, in district of 

medical examiner district, second Bristol, in 

senatorial district, first Bristol, in 
EAVESDROPPING. 

accessories ..... 

corporations, certain, laws not applicable to 

definition and penalty 

evidence ...... 

indictment, form .... 

permission for, attorney general and district attorneys may grant 
ECCLESIASTICAL COURTS. 

procedure in, divorce proceedings, applicable to . 
EDGARTOWN. 

congressional district, sixteenth, in 

district court of Dukes county held at 

medical examiner district, first Dukes, in 

probate court held at ... 

senatorial district. Cape and Plymouth, in 
EDGINGS. 

See Wood and Bark. 
EDISON ELECTRIC ILLUMINATING COMPANY OF BOSTON. 

consolidation with Boston Consolidated Gas Company, authority withheld 
EDITORIAL SUPPORT. 

purchase forbidden, penalty ......... 

EDUCATION. 

agricultural, gifts to promote, agriculture department may take 
constitutional provisions affecting [see index to state constitution (anti-aid 
amendment, p. 11, education, p. 17, Harvard College, p. 26)]. 
vocational (see Vocational Education). 
See also Schools. 
EDUCATIONAL CORPORATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS. 

dormitories of, lodging house law, exempt from ...... 

falsely pretending to be officer, etc., of, penalty ...... 

gifts of public funds to [see index to state constitution (anti-aid amendment), p. 1 IJ. 
incorporation, general laws, under ........ 

See also Corporations, charitable, etc. 
procedure on legislative petitions ........ 



lapter 


Section 


'57 


1 


218 


1 


218 


1 


38 


1 


57 


.3 



161 

57 

38 

218 

57 

57 

218 

38 

57 



208 

57 
218 

38 
215 

57 



164 

55 
56 

128 



140 
266 

180 

3 



115 

1 
1 
1 
3 

1 
1 
1 
3 



57 


1 


38 


1 


218 


1 


57 


3 


57 


1 


218 


1 


38 


1 


57 


3 


272 


100 


272 


102 


272 


99 


272 


101 


277 


Forms, p. 2826 


272 


99 



.33 

1 
1 
1 

62 
3 



102 

32 

62 



22 

89 

1-12 
G 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAAVS. 

EDUCATIONAL GIFTS, ETC., TO TOWNS. 

See Charitable, Religious and Educational Gifts, etc. 
EDUCATIONAL SOCIETIES. 

art exhibitions by certain, sale of catalogues on Lord's day permitted 
inheritance taxes, gifts to, exempt from ..... 

EDUCATIONAL TRUSTS. 

administration by towns ..... 

trustees, annual reports by . ' . 

removal ....... 

education department, disposal of property received by 

management, etc., of, state treasurer, by 
See also Charitable, Religious and Educational Gifts, etc. 
EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF. 
in general: 

expenses, traveling, etc. ....... 

organization ......... 

agents, clerks, etc., appointment, etc. .... 

school books, articles, etc., to have no pecuniary interest in 
supervision by commissioner ...... 

trust funds of, disposition ...... 

university extension, etc., courses, advisory councils, etc., for 
rental of offices for ....... 

advisory board of, appointment, expenses, etc. . 
commissioner, chainnan of, to be . 
qualifications ........ 

textile schools, member as trustee of .... 

boards, etc., serving in, Massachusetts agricultural college, trustees 
how constituted ....... 

members, appointment ...... 

powers and duties ....... 

See also Massachusetts Agricultural College. 
Massachusetts nautical school, board of commissioners of the 
appointment ...... 

expenses, reimbursement .... 

teachers' retirement board, how constituted, etc. 
members' expenses, reimbursement 
secretary, etc., may employ . 
textile schools, trustees of ... . 

appointment ...... 

commissioner, advisory board, chairman of, to be 
appointment and salary ..... 

department, in control of .... 

powers and duties, in general .... 

agricultural school, Massachusetts, trustee of 
annual report by ..... 

degrees, educational, petitions to general court 

disabled soldiers and sailors, training of, division for, chairman 

of 

electricians, state examiners of, member of 

forms, registers, etc., to send to school committees 

free public library commissioners, annual report of acts of 

income tax, distribution of state aid from 

legislative petitions ...... 

Massachusetts agricultural college, to make report of 
Massachusetts School Fund ..... 

nautical school, Massachusetts, annual report relative to 

private schools, lists of, etc., to receive . 

reports of school committees, to receive 

returns, etc., of school committees, failure to receive, etc. 

abstract in annual report . 
supervision, etc., of department 
teachers' retirement board, to serve on 
textile schools, annual report 

trustee of ... . 

trees and birds, leaflet relative to . 





327 


apter 


Section 


136 


6 


65 


1 


40 


3 


68 


1.3 


68 


14 


69 


3 


10 


16 



15 
15 
15 
15 
15 
10 
15 
15 
15 
15 
15 
15 
15 
15 
15 
75 

15 
15 
15 
15 
15 
15 
15 
15 
15 
15 
69 
69 
15 
69 
3 

15 
13 
72 
78 
70 
3 
75 
70 
74 
72 
72 
72 
69 
15 
15 
74 
15 
128 



5 

1-23 

5 

5 

1 

16 

6 

6 

3 

4 

1 

21 

19 

20 

20 

3-30 

19 

22 

23 

16 

17 

18 

19 

21 

4 

2 

1 

1 

20 

2, 27 

6 

7 

32 

1 

14 

7 

6 

8 

8-16 

53 

I 

5 

6 

2 

1. 4 

16 

44 

21 

2 



328 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



vision for, composition 



EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF — Continued. Chapter 

commissioner — ■ Concluded. 
powers and duties — Concluded. 

vocational education, in general ....... 



report ..... 

See also Vocational Education. 
divisions of, in general: 

directors, appointment, etc. . 
organization into 
blind, division for, commission for, to consist of 
associate members, appointment, etc. 
director, appointment, etc. 

bond ...... 

powers and duties, in general 
advances of funds to . 
books, money, aid, etc., may furnish 
eyesight, to conserve . 
register of blind, etc., to maintain 
reports as to aid, etc. 
rules and regulations . 
tools, materials, etc., may furnish 
organization ..... 

agents, etc., appointment . 
powers and duties, in general 

employment, to aid blind in finding 

public institutions, etc., to purchase certain articles from 
rules and regulations 

schools and workshops, etc., may establish 
sight saving classes for children 
support of pupils, etc. 
disabled soldiers and sailors, training of, di 

powers and duties 

immigration and Americanization, division of, advisory board of, ap 
pointment, etc. 
meetings, etc. .... 

director, appointment, etc. . 
organization .... 

powers and duties 

public libraries, division of, board of free public library commissioners, to 
consist of . . . 

agents, secretary, etc. 
annual report of acts of 
appointment, etc. 
expenses and assistance 
how constituted 
organization .... 

powers and duties 

See also Libraries, public. 

powers and duties of the department, in general 

agricultural education 

North Adams normal school, at 
aliens, education, etc., of 
annual report .... 

blind, etc., persons, instruction in certain institutions 

school committee, to be sent to 
citizenship, etc., instruction in 
continuation schools 
correspondence courses 

schools, rules, penalty . 
county training .schools, visitation of 
degrees, granting of, petitions to general court 
disabled .soldiers and sailors, training of 
employment certificates, etc., preparation of 



Section 



74 


2-24, 28-35, 39-41, 




44, 53 


69 


2 


15 


5 


15 


4 


15 


13 


15 


14 


15 


14 


69 


24 


69 


17-25 


69 


24 


69 


23 


69 


20 


69 


19, 20 


69 


19 


69 


18 


69 


21 


15 


4 


15 


15 


69 


12-25 


69 


13 


69 


25 


69 


12 


69 


14, 21, 22 


69 


16 


69 


15 


15 


7 


74 


39 


15 


12 


15 


12 


15 


12 


15 


4, 12 


69 


9-11 


15 


8 


15 


11 


78 


14 


15 


9 


15 


10 


15 


8 


15 


4 


78 


9, 15, 16, 19, 20 


15 


4 


69 


1-27 


74 


2-8, 15-22, 28-35 


73 


2 


69 


9 


69 


2, 27 


69 


26, 27 


72 


1 


69 


9-11 


71 


23-25 


69 


7.8 


93 


22,23 


77 


2 


3 


6 


74 


39-41 


49 


89 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



329 



EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OT — Concluded. 

powers and duties of the department — Concluded. 
English language, etc., instruction in use of 
exemption of town as to maintenance of schools, etc. . 

high schools, certification of teachers in certain . 

exemption from maintenance of . 

instruction in outside . . . . • 

state reimbursement for tuition, transportation, etc. 

state reimbursement of small towns 

union . . . • • 

household arts education ..... 

industrial accidents, education, etc., of victims . 

education .....■• 
institutions of learning, statistics as to certain, to procure 
legislative petitions, certain, to be filed with 

Massachusetts School Fund, approval as condition to payments under 
mentally retarded children ... 
minors, registration of . 

model and practice schools in connection with normal school; 
nautical school 
normal schools 

physical examination of pupils 
statistics as to certain institutions 
superintendency unions . 

teachers, certificates of, to issue 

conferences, funds for . 

procuring positions for 
textile schools, annual report 
Todd fund . 
transportation of pupils . 

islands, from 
trusts, educational . 
tuition, etc., of pupil in another town, may require town to provide, when 
union superintendents, certification of 
university extension, etc., courses 
vocational education 

See also Commonwealth, departments, etc., of; Vocation.^l Education. 
EELS. 

See Fish and Fisheries. 
EFFECTS. 

taxed as personalty . . . ... 

See also Liens; Personal Property. 
EGGS. 

broken, cold storage, in, to be denatured, etc., when, penalty 

cold storage, in, sale regulated, penalty ...... 

license to can, etc., regulated, penalty ....... 

EGREMONT. 

congressional district, first, in ....... . 

district court of southern Berkshire, in district of . 

medical examiner district, fourth Berkshire, in . . .' . 

senatorial district, Berkshire, Hampshire and Hampden, in . 
EGRESS. 

See Buildings; Fire. 
EIGHT HOUR LAW, SO-CALLED. 

general provisions . ......... 

See also Labor, public employees. 
EJECTMENT, ACTIONS OF. 

execution in, service, fees ......... 

form of declaration and writ in certain ...... 

See also Real and Mixed Actions; Summary Process to recover Land. 
ELDERS. 

See Churches; Religious Societiks. 



Chapter 



Section 



69 


9-11 


71 


1 


69 


5 


71 


12 


71 


4 


71 


6 


71 


7-12 


71 


5 


71 


14 


74 


2-8, 15-22, 28-35 


152 


3 


74 


2-8, 15-22 


69 


4 


3 


6 


70 


17 


71 


46 


72 


2 


73 


3 


74 


53 


73 


1-6 


71 


58 


69 


4 


71 


61-66 


69 


5 


71 


12 


15 


5 


69 


6 


74 


44 


70 


18 


71 


68 


76 


14 


69 


3 


71 


68 


71 


66 


69 


7,8 


74 


2-8, 15-22, 28-35, 




39-41, 44, 53 



59 



94 


73, 92 


94 


91 


94 


89,90 


57 


1 


218 


1 


38 


1 


57 


3 



149 



30-36 



262 17 

231 9, 147, Form 24 



330 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ELECTION COMMISSIONERS. 

interference with, penalty ...... 

mayor, etc., term includes, when .... 

Ijenalties, certain, on . 

regulations by, penalty for violation .... 

retirement system, copy of vote on acceptance of, duties 

See also Boston; Elections; Lowell. 
ELECTION OFFICER. 

tenn defined ........ 

See also Elections. 
ELECTIONS. 



Chapter 


Section 


56 


44 


50 


1 


56 


23-25 


56 


26 


32 


27 



50 





Index Pages 






Index Pages 


In general 330-333 


Parties .... 






344 


345 


Absent voters 


. 333,334 


Political committees 






345 


346 


Ballot boxes 




334 


Polls and polling places 








346 


Ballots 




334-336 


Questions submitted to voters 




346 


,347 


Certificates of election 




336 


Records of votes 








347 


Contributions, political 




336 


Results .... 






347 


,348 


Conventions 




336 


Special .... 








348 


Corrupt practices 




336, 337 


State, biennial 






348-350 


Counting of votes 




337 


State officers 








350 


Districts 




338 


Term defined 








350 


Election officers 




333 


Town 






350 


351 


Examiners, board of . 




333 


Violation of laws as to 








351 


Expenses 




338, 339 


Voters . 






351 


-353 


Initiative and referendum 


333 


Voting lists 






353 


,354 


Inquests upon violation of laws relating t( 


) 339 


Voting machines 








354 


Nomination of candidates 


339-344 


Voting, unlawful 








354 


In general 


339, 340 


Wards and voting precincts 






354 


Caucuses, by . 




340-342 












Conventions, by 




342 












Nomination papers, by 




342 












Primaries, by . 




342-344 












in general: 




Chapter 




Section 






/ 


55 




33 


advertisements, political, signing of, penalty 




1 


56 




62 


aldermen, etc., term defined as to 






50 




1 


apparatus, election, injury to, penalties 






56 




47,48 






f 


55 




28-30 


appointment, etc., promises of, forbidden, penall 


.ies .... 


\ 


56 




61 


armories, use for elections, primaries, etc. . 






33 




52 


blanks and envelopes for returns, etc., provision 


of ... . 




54 




27 


polling places, sending to ... . 






54 




31 


use ....... 






54 


104, 


107-109 


Boston, election commissioners of, certain terms 


include 




50 




1 


special laws as to 






50 




6 






/ 


55 




26 


bribery and corruption at, forbidden, penalty 


> • • • 


\ 


56 




63 






[ 


55 




27 


bribery of voter, forbidden, penalty . 




1 


56 




63 


calling ........ 






54 




63 


Cambridge, special laws as to . 






50 




& 


campaign expenses, regulated . . . . 






55 




1-25 


candidates at, lists of, posting and publishing 






54 




49-52 


penalty for defacing list 






56 




30 


candidates for office, etc., soliciting, etc., by and 


from, regulated 




55 




7-15 


caucus officers, term defined . . . . 






50 




1 


caucus, term defined .... 






50 




1 


change of residence, effect . . . . 






51 




1 


Chelsea, special laws as to . 






50 




6 


cigar, liquor, etc., at polls, etc., forlndden . 






54 




73 


failure to remove, penalty 




c 


56 




41 
65 
39 


circulars, etc., distribution at polling places fori) 


dden, penalty 


{ 


54 
56 




unsigned, forbidden, penalty 


. 


{ 


55 
56 




34 

65 


cities, term town not tc 


> include 




. 




50 




1 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 

ELECTIONS — Continued. C 

in general — • Continued. 

city and town, licenses for sale of certain non-intoxicating beverages, vote 
on ....... 

city clerk, term defined ...... 

councils, by, corrupt practices laws applicable 
election, term defined ...... 

Tuesday, day of, when to be . 
officers, calls for election of . 
clerks of the courts, board of examiners, member of, to be 

records of votes for certain officers, transmission to 
coercion of political action ..... 

officers, by, penalty ...... 

penalties ........ 

conduct ........ 

local rules as to, penalty for violating 
constitutional amendments (see, infra, questions submitted to %^oters; Con- 
stitution, State). 
constitutional provisions affecting (see index to federal constitution, pp. 1 to 10, 

and index to state .constitution, pp. 11 to 43). 
contested ........ 

retention of ballots, etc. ..... 

convention, term defined ..... 

corporations, political contributions by, forbidden, penalty 

county commissioners, certificates of election, issue by 

election (see, infra, state election, biennial). 

records of votes for certain officers, examination by 
transmission to .... . 

county examiners, composition, duties, etc. 
court enforcement of laws as to 
criminal prosecutions, presumption of regularity 
definitions ...... 

direct plurality vote, term defined 

disorderly conduct at polls, detention of offender, penalties 

editorial support, purchase of, forbidden, penalty 

election officer, term defined ..... 
election, term defined ...... 

employee, coercion of, penalty .... 

employers, leave of absence to employees, to vote, to give, penalty 
enforcement of laws as to, courts, by . . . 

failure to elect, proceedings upon .... 
general court, by, corrupt practices, etc., laws applicable to 

records of votes laid before ..... 

statistics, certain, state secretars' to report to 
guard rail (see, infra, polls and polling places), 
information, voters, to, provisions for 

city, etc., clerks to certify certain, as to 
initiative and referendum (see, infra, questions submitted to voters), 
instruction cards, state secretary to furnish 
posting at polls .... 

transmission and delivery . 
interference, etc., with election officer, voter, etc., corrupt practice, to be 
penalties ......... 

intoxicating liquors at polls, etc., forbidden, penalty for failure to remove 

Lowell, election commission of, certain terms include 
majority, term defined 
mandamus, enforcement of laws by . 
marking of ballots .... 
assistance in ... . 

penalty for false statement, etc. 





331 


apter 


Section 


138 


11 


50 


1 


55 


38 


50 


1 


50 


3 


54 


63, 64 


54 


122 


54 


112 


55 


27, 30 


56 


61 


56 


61, 63 


54 


65-75 


56 


26 



54 
54 
50 
55 
56 
54 

54 
54 
54 
56 
50 
50 
50 
54 
56 
55 
56 
50 
50 
55 
56 
149 
56 
54 
55 
54 
54 

54 
54 

54 
54 
54 
55 
56 
54 
56 
50 
50 
56 
54 
54 
56 



134-137 

1.34 

1 

7 

58 

121 

121, 123 
112 

122, 124 

69 

8 

1 

1 

74 

40-42 

32 

62 

1 

1 

27 

63 

178, 180 

69 

138-147 

38 

117 

133 

48-58 
132 

48 
65 

59, 60 
36 

36, 44 

73 

41 

1 

1 

69 

77-82 
79 
31 



332 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ELECTIONS — Continued. 
in general — Continued. 

marking of ballots — Concluded. 

identification, for, prohibited, when, penalty 

shelves for ...... 

mayor, mayor and aldermen, terms defined 
municipal party, term defined . 
naturalization fees, pajonent forbidden 

newspaper support, purchase of, prohibited, penalty 

non-intoxicating beverages, certain, no sale on election day, etc. 
vote as to licensing sale of . 

notices of, publication and posting ..... 

contents ......... 

penalty for defacing, etc. ...... 

officeholders, etc., contributions, political, by, prohibited, penalty 
failure to contribute, not to prejudice, penalty 
improper inducements by, prohibited, penalty 

paid advocacy of certain questions by, prohibited, penalt 

soliciting funds by or from certain, forbidden . 
corrupt practice, declared to be 
penalty ....... 

removal from office for .... 

official ballot, term defined .... 

order, etc., at polls, enforcement of, penalties 

pasters on ballots, regulated .... 
penalties. Voters, improperly influencing 

voters, on, abstracts of .... 

posting at polls ..... 

transmission, etc., of . 
police, details at polls . . . . . 

political committee, term defined 

political parties, committees of . . . 

See also, infra, political committees, 
registrars of voters, representation on 
supervisors of registration, representation on . 
political party, term defined .... 
precinct seals, use, custody, etc. 
presiding officer, term defined .... 
primary, term defined ..... 
probate" courts, no sessions on state election day 
public buildings, soliciting funds in, forbidden . 

corrupt practice, declared to be . 

penalties ...... 

receipts and disbursements, who may make 
records and certificates ..... 

recount of votes ...... 

registrars of voters, etc., terms defined 
regularity, presumption of ... . 

regulations by aldermen, etc. .... 

penalty for \aoIations ..... 
representative districts, division of county into, designation of meeting 
for clerks .... 

Suffolk county, in, commissioners to apportion 
result of election, false certificate of, penalty 



place 



Chapter 



54 
56 
54 
50 
50 
55 
55 
56 
138 
138 
50 
54 
54 
56 
55 
56 
55 
56 
55 



\ 56 
55 
56 
55 
55 
56 
56 
50 
54 
56 
54 
56 
54 
54 
54 
54 
50 
55 
52 

51 
•51 
50 
54 
50 
50 
215 
55 
55 
56 
55 
54 
53 
54 
50 
50 
50 
56 

54 
54 
56 



Section 



80 
50 
25 

1 

1 
35 
32 
62 
17 
11 

5 
63 
64 
29 
13, 14 
61 
15 
61 
29, 30 
61 
31 
64 
9, 11 
36 
60 
56 

1 

71-75 

40-42 

65 

63 

48 

65 

59, 60 

72 

1 

38 

1-10 

18, 19, 22, 24 

54 

1 

30 

1 

1 

60 

12 

36 

56, 60 

6 

110-133 

87, 112 

134-137 

1 

8 

7 

26 

126 

161 

25 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



333 



ELECTIONS — Continued. 
in general — Concluded. 

returns of votes, blank forms for 

penalty for injury ..... 

local regulations as to . 

transmission to city, etc., clerk by polling clerk 
penalty for interference with 
rules, etc., local ...... 

violations, penalty ..... 
smoking at polls, removal for .... 

penalty ....... 

soliciting funds, public officers, etc., by, forbidden 

penalty ....... 

removal from office for .... 

state ballot law commission, appointment, compensation, etc. 

powers and duties, objections to nominations for state offices, 
upon .... 
voting machines, etc. 

witnesses before, etc. . 
state election, term defined 

military duty on day of 
state officer, term defined 
statistics as to, state secretary's report 
supervisors, appointment, etc. . 

interference with, penalty 

misconduct by, penalty 
time, how computed as to 
title of person elected, validity of 

town officers, corrupt practices, etc., laws applicable to 
town, term not to include city 
two leading political parties, term defined 
vacancies, proceedings to fill . 

corrupt practice, caused by decree upon 
validity, *violation of laws not to affect 
violations of laws as to, penalties 

See also under titles of specific offences, 
void for corrupt practices 
votes, counting of . 

recounts .... 
voting, illegal, penalties . 

manner of . 

places, cities and towns to provide 
warrants, etc., for, contents 

defacing, etc., penalty . 
Watertown, special laws as to . 
written acceptance, term defined 
absent voters, in general . 

applications for ballots, blanks, state 
distribution to city, etc., clerks 

certification, by registrars 

contents .... 

filing ..... 
ballots, attachment of applications to 

challenge .... 

delivery to election officers . 

late received, disposal . 

marking, enclosing, etc. 

assistance by clerk of court 

rejection, endorsement of 

immaterial irregularities, not for 

removal and deposit in box . 

state secretary to prepare 

distribution to city, etc., clerks 
mailing to applicants 



Chapter 



Section 



etc. 



finding of 



secretary to prepare 



proceedings 



54 


27 


56 


47 


50 


7 


54 


105 


56 


45 


50 


7 


56 


26 


54 


73, 74 


56 


41 


55 


11,12 


56 


60 


56 


56 


6 


29-32 


53 


12 


54 


32, 33, 37 


6 


32 


50 


1 


33 


63 


50 


1 


54 


133 


54 


23 


56 


43 


56 


17 


50 


4 


54 


131 


55 


38 


50 


1 


50 


1 


54 


138-147 


55 


37 


54 


131 


56 


1-69 


55 


37 


54 


104-109 


54 


134-137 


56 


32-35 


54 


76-S5 


54 


24,25 


54 


64 


56 


29 


50 


6 


50 


1 


54 


86-103 


54 


87 


54 


88 


54 


89, 91 


54 


87 


54 


89, 91 


54 


94 


54 


96 


54 


94 


54 


99 


54 


92 


54 


98 


54 


95 


54 


97 


54 


95 


54 


87 


54 


88 


54 


89 



334 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ELECTIONS — Continued. Chapter 

absent voters — Concluded. 
ballots — Concluded. 

time of mailing . . _ . 

voting in person after mailing 
constitutional provisions in relation to (see index to state constitution, pp 

11 to 43). 
copies of law, instructions, preparation of . 
court enforcement of laws as to 
election officers, duties as to . 

misconduct of, penalty 
envelopes, retention of . 

state secretary to prepare 
illegal voting, penalty .... 
information and instructions as to 
method of voting by ... . 

misconduct by officer as to, penalty . 
right to vote, conditions of . . . 

United States military, etc., service, in, blanks sent to 

statement of officer, etc. 
voting list, entry on ... . 

ballot boxes ...... 

care and repair ..... 

custody of, polls, at ... . 

defective, destroyed, etc., replacement 
deposit of ballot in .... 

examination at polls .... 

injury to, etc., penalty .... 

inspection ...... 

instructions as to use of . 

key, custody of .... . 

penalty for having, when 
local regulations as to . 
opening, at polls, etc. .... 

polling places, city, etc., clerks to send to . 

record of condition of, polls, at 

register, record of . 

regulations by state ballot law commission 

removal of ballots from .... 

requirements ...... 

state ballot law commission to approve, etc. 
state secretary to provide 

failure, effect of . 

price regulated ..... 
stuffing of, so-called, penalty . 
tampering with, injuring, etc., corrupt practice, as 

penalty ...... 

transmission to city, etc., clerk 

penalty for interference with 
unlawful depo.sit of ballots, etc., in, penalty 
use at certain, required .... 

dispensed with, when (see, infra, ballots), 
vendors to give bond .... 
ballots, absentees, of (see, supra, absent voters), 
alteration, removal, penalties . 
arrangement of names on . . . 

ballot box, deposit in, essential, etc. . 
blanks, record of . 

spaces on . 

inserting name .... 

challenged voters, of ... . 

entr>- on. penalty for failure 

information relative to, penalty 
constitutional provisions affecting (see index to state constitution, pp. 11 

to 43). 
contents ............ 



Section 



54 


93 


54 


100 


54 


87 


54 


103 


.54 


95 


56 


27 


54 


95 


54 


87 


56 


34 


54 


102 


54 


92 


56 


27 


54 


86 


54 


90 


54 


101 


54 


91 


54 


26-39 


54 


28, 66 


54 


28, 66 


54 


29 


54 


106 


54 


66 


56 


47. 4S 


54 


38 


54 


37 


54 


66 


56 


48 


.50 


7 


54 


66, 105 


54 


31 


54 


66 


54 


66, 105 


.54 


37 


54 • 


66, 105 


54 


33 


54 


32, .33 


54 


26 


54 


131 


54 


26 


56 


52 


55 


36 


56 


48 


54 


107 


56 


45 


56 


46, 52 


54 


66 



54 

56 
54 
54 
54 
54 
54 
54 
56 
56 



54 



39 

46, 52 

42. 43 

106 

105 

42 

77 

85 

19 

20, 53 



41-43 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



335 



ELECTIONS — Continued. 
ballots — Continued. 
counting 

local regulations as to . 
criminal prosecutions as to, presumption of regularity 
defacing, altering, etc., corrupt practice, as 

penalty 
defective, disposition of . 
I delivery at polls 

penalty for delaying 
deposit by voter 

towns not using official, in 
destruction, etc., of, penalty 
disclosing by voter, penalty 

disposition, etc., of, omission by officer, penalty 
distinguishing mark, placing on, penalties 
examination of, unlawful, penalty 
false count of, primary, etc., officer, by, penalty 

endorsement of, penalty 
final custody and disposition 
fire districts, in ... . 

folding of, voter, by . . . 

fraudulent dealings with, penalty 
instructions in use of . . . 

polls, posting at . 

transmission to city, etc., clerks 
marking, voters, by ... 

assistance ..... 
penalty for false statement, etc. 

identification, for, prohibited, penalty 

more names than candidates, effect 
marks on, display of, penalty 
number cast, record 

provided, to be . 
obstructing transmission, etc., of, penalty 
official, term defined 

districts, fire, etc., use in 

endorsement essential to 
false, penalty . 
none other counted . 

use in town elections 
packages, arranged in, to be 

containing, opening, etc. 
transmission 
packing, transmission, etc. 
paper, size, form, etc. 
partial .... 
pasters on, regulated 
political designations on . 
preparation and furnishing 
presidential electors, arrangement of names 
printing, eight hour law not applicable to 
questions, place on ... 

reading names on, town elections, in, penalty 
receiving, local regulations as to 
refusal to receive, primary, etc., officer, by, penalty 
removal, ballot boxes, from 

enclosed space, from 
penalty . 
retention in case of contest 
sealing .... 

towns not using official, in 
specimen, provision of 

polls, posting at . 

penalty for tearing down 



Chapter 



Section 



54 


104-106 


50 


7 


50 


8 


55 


36 


56 


52 


54 


106 


54 


60 


56 


49 


54 


82,83 


41 


8 


56 


49 


56 


31 


56 


22 


56 


31, 50 


56 


23 


56 


15 


56 


49 


54 


109 


48 


68 


54 


82 


56 


52 


54 


48 


54 


65 


54 


59 


54 


77, 78, 82 


54 


79 


56 


31 


54 


80 


56 


31,50 


54 


106 


56 


31 


54 


105, 130 


54 


45 


56 


45 


50 


1 


41 


113 


54 


83 


56 


49 


54 


106 


41 


6,7 


54 


46 


54 


65 


54 


59, 107 


54 


59 


54 


44 


54 


45, 76 


54 


65 


54 


41. 65 


54 


40, 45 


54 


43 


L49 


36 


54 


42 


56 


21 


50 


7 


56 


15 


54 


66, 105 


54 


84 


56 


51 


54 


134 


54 


107 


41 


9 


54 


48,59 


54 


65 


56 


30 



336 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ELECTIONS — Continued. 
ballots — Concluded. 
spoiled, destruction of 

instructions as to 

voter, by . 
substitutes for lost, etc. . 
tampering, etc., with, penalties 
transmission and delivery 

penalty for interference 
vacancy, printing in case of 
voters, delivery to . 

deposit by . 
certificates of election, aldermen, selectmen, etc., issue by 
boards of examiners in counties, issue by 
Boston election commissioners, issue by 
city, etc., clerks, issue by 
city officer to receive, before acting 
congressmen, etc., to 
county commissioners, issue by 

officers, certain, to 
deferred for recount 
governor, issue by . 
presidential electors, to 
representatives, state, to . 
contributions, political . 

candidates, soliciting by and from, prohibited, penalty 

corporations, by, etc., prohibited, penalty 

donor's name to be on 
individuals, of, regulated 
officeholders, etc., as affecting 

penalties 

solicitation by 

corrupt practice, as . 

public buildings, soliciting in, forbidden, penalty 

public service, within, penalty . 

receipt, etc., regulated 
statements relative to, filing, etc., of 
conventions, in general: 
calling and holding of . 
definition ..... 

election of delegates to, primaries, etc., ir 
group arrangement of names 
manner of voting for 
vacancies, filling of . 
nomination of candidates by (see, iV)/ra„ nomination of candidates), 
national, election of delegates to, presidential primaries, in 
non-political parties, of, blank forms of nominations 

election of delegates in caucuses 
state, political parties, of, calling and holding 

election of delegates to, certification of election 
method of voting ..... 

primaries, state, in ... . 

vacancies caused by tie votes, etc., filling of 
how constituted ..... 

platform, adoption by ... . 

presidential electors, nomination by 
purposes ...... 

state committee, choice of members at large in 
corrupt practices, general provisions relative to . 
acts constituting ...'... 
application of laws ..... 



Chapter 



Section 



54 


109 


54 


48,65 


54 


81, 106 


54 


61 


56 


45-53 


54 


59, 60, 107 


56 


45 


54 


47 


54 


76 


54 


82, 83 


54 


128, 137 


54 


122 


54 


121 


54 


128 


54 


137 


54 


116 


54 


121 


54 


116, 121, 122 


54 


137 


54 


116 


54 


118 


54 


128 


55 


6-15 


55 


9, 10 


56 


59 


55 


7 


56 


68 


55 


8 


55 


6 


55 


9-15 


56 


56, 59 61 


55 


11 


55 


36 


55 


12 


56 


56, 60 


55 


13-15 


56 


61 


55 


6 


55 


16-25 


53 


4 


50 


1 


53 


2,41 


53 


34 


53 


35 


53 


53 


53 


65-70 


53 


17 


53 


1.2,117 


53 


54 


53 


62 


53 


36 


53 


41-53 


53 


53 


53 


64 


53 


54 


53 


64 


53 


54 


53 


54 


55 


36-38 


55 


36 


55 


38 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



337 



ELECTIONS — Continued. 

corrupt practices — Concluded. 

ballot box, tampering with, etc. ....... 

ballots, defacing, etc. ......... 

bribery, etc., declared to be . 

city councils, elections by ....... . 

constitutional provisions in relation to (see index to state constitution, 

11 to 43). 
court proceedings relative to . 

criminal proceedings following decree upon finding of 
disfranchisement for ..... 

enforcement of penalty .... 

election officers, interference with 
petitions relative to, proceedings in 
void for ....... 

expenses, election, unlawful, deemed 

forfeiture of office for ..... 

general court, elections by, laws applicable to 
laws relative to, primaries, applicable to . 
nominations, laws applicable to . . . 

penalties ....... 

public buildings, solicitation of funds in, deemed 
removal from office in certain cases for 
soliciting of funds by public officers, etc., deemed 
summary removal for ..... 

statements of political expenses, false returns on 
town officers, certain, law not applicable to election of 
unlawful voting, aiding, etc., deemed 
voters, interference with, etc. . 
voting machines, tampering, etc., with 
counting of votes, caucuses, at certain 
penalty for false count 
elections, at . 
apparatus for 
care and repair 
injury, penalty 
inspection 

instructions as to use of 
poUing place, city, etc., clerks to send to 
regulations, state ballot law commission, by 

local . 
requirements 
return, polls, from 

state ballot law commission to approve 
secretary to provide 



Chapter 



Section 



PP 



use 



penalty 



false, primary, etc., officer, by, 
local regulations as to 
primaries, at . 

penalty for false count 
recounts, caucuses, votes cast at . . . 

penalty on officer refusing, etc., to make 
contested elections, in . 

elections, votes cast at, ballots, retention pending 
. challenged voters, information as to, none . 
penalty for illegally giving 
notice to candidates . 
records, amendment of 
registrars, duties as to 
clerical assistance to 
scope .... 
statement by voters 
result, declaration of, etc., as affected by 
statement and proceedings in 
towns, in, during vote 



55 


36 


55 


36 


55 


36 


55 


38 


55 


37 


55 


37 


56 


64 


56 


55 


55 


36 


55 


37 


55 


37 


55 


1,36 


55 


37 


55 


38 


53 


24 


55 


38 


56 


54-66 


55 


36 


. 56 


56 


55 


36 


56 


56 


55 


36 


55 


38 


. 55 


36 


. 55 


36 


55 


36 


53 


110 


56 


15 


. 54 


104-109 


54 


26-38 


54 


28 


56 


47 


54 


38 


54 


37 


54 


31 


. 54 


37 


50 


7 


54 


33 


54 


107 


. 54 


32 


54 


26 


54 


104, 105 


56 


15 


50 


7 


53 


39 


56 


15 


. 53 


87, 112 


56 


15 


. 54 


134 


54 


134 


54 


136 


56 


20, 53 


. 54 


135 


54 


135 


54 


135 


. 64 


135 


54 


135 


. 54 


135 


. 54 


137 


54 


• 135 


54 


105 



338 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ELECTIONS — Continued. 

districts, in certain, ballot boxes, etc., town to provide 
election laws to apply, when 
meeting for, time of 
moderator, election of 
nomination papers, filing of 
official ballots, use of 
prudential committee, etc., duties as to 
state secretary to supply forms, etc. 
election officers, in general 

absence of, proceedings 

ballot clerks 

ballots, delivery to 

candidates not eligible as 

cities, etc., in, appointment, etc. 

compensation 

deputies to act, when . 

disobeying, penalty 

forms for use of . 

general penalty on 

instructions to . 



interference, etc., with, corrupt practice 

number, voting machines as affecting 
oath ...... 

offences by, penalties . 
party representation 
police protection 
presiding officer, term defined 

disobedience of orders of, detention of 
penalty 

general powers, etc., of 
removal .... 
selectmen to act as, when 

statements, et-c., by, certain, penalty 

supervisors of elections, appointment, et 

penalties as to 
tellers, in towns . 
term defined 

of 

testimony of, effect 
towns divided into precincts, in 
vacancies, filling of, etc. 
powers and duties, absent voters 
conduct of elections by 
counting of votes 

order, enforcement of, penalties 



returns of votes, apparatus, etc. 

violations of law, to report 
examiners, board of, county officer 
by . . . 

constituted, how 

records of votes, examination, etc., by 

vacancies, state secretary, notice to 
special elections, to fill 
expenses, in general: 

candidates, of, regulated 
accounts, vouchers, etc. 
application of laws 
contributions to, regulated 
corrupt practice, excessive, deemed 
United States laws govern, when 



deemed, penalties 



offender 



s, fo 



r, certificate 



of election 



Chapter 


Section 


41 


117 


41 


114 


41 


119 


39 


14 


41 


115 


41 


113 


41 


116 


41 


118 


54 


11-23 


54 


16 


54 


17, 19 


54 


59-61 


54 


15 


54 


11 


54 


22 


54 


16 


56 


42 


54 


27 


56 


28 


54 


27 


f 55 


36 


1 56 


43, 44 


54 


36 


54 


20 


56 


13, 15-28 


54 


13, 14. 17, 19, 67 


54 


72 


50 


1 


54 


74 


56 


42 


54 


71 


54 


13, 15 


54 


18 


/ 54 


68 


\ 56 


18 


54 


23 


56 


17,43 


54 


21 


50 


1 


54 


13 


50 


8 


54 


12 


• 54 


14, 16 


54 


95 


54 


65-75 


54 


104-106 


r 54 


71-75 


1 56 


40-42 


54 


105-107, 125 


54 


75 


54 


122 


54 


122 


54 


122, 123 


54 


146 


54 


144 


55 


1-3 


55 


2 


55 


38 


55 


38 


55 


1, 36 


55 


3 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



339 



ELECTIONS — Continued. 

expenses, in general — Concluded. 

political committees, of, regulated 
contributions to, regulated 
penalty .... 

statements of, attorney general, duties as to 
blanks for, furnishing of . 
candidates to file 
city, etc., clerks, filed with 
committees, treasurer to file 

persons acting for, to account to 
cemplaints as to . 
corrupt practice, false return as 
court action as to . 

witnesses, immunity of . 
delinquents, notice to 
district attorney, duties as to 
duplicate to state secretary 
inspection .... 

oath, to be under 

preservation .... 

who may incur .... 

initiative and referendum (see, infra, questions submitted to voters; Initi- 
ative AND Referendum). 
inquests upon violation of laws relating to, apprehension of certain persons 
attorney general, etc., to attend 
complaint to district court, etc, 
conduct of hearings 
stenographer . 
superior court, report to . 
witnesses in . 
nomination of candidates, in general 

acceptance, candidate to fill vacancy, by 
filed with nomination papers, to be 
required, when .... 

written acceptance, term defined 
blank forms for, state secretary, by 

candidates for, votes received by, state secretary's report 
certificates of nomination, blank forms for, furnishing 
contents, signatures, etc. ..... 

filing ........ 

forgery, etc., penalty ..... 

objections to, filing and proceedings in 

offences as to, penalty ..... 

party, political, use of name forbidden, when 
public inspection ...... 

required, when ...... 

vacancies, to contain provision for filling 
vacancy, to fill, contents ..... 

corrupt practices, etc., laws applicable to 
criminal prosecutions, presumption of regularity 
direct plurality vote, by .... • 

term defined ....... 

expenses of candidates, etc. (see, supra, corrupt practices' 
manner of making . . . 

municipal office, to, caucuses, by, other than political party, of 
political parties, of 

See also, infra, nomination of candidates, caucuses, by. 
primaries, by . 

See also, infra, nomination of candidates, primaries, by. 
objections to 
parties, by, in general: 

committees of, notification of objection to nominations 
who may miake ....... 



Chapter 



Section 



55 


1,4, 5 


55 


6-15 


56 


57 


55 


23, 24 


55 


21 


55 


16 


55 


19 


55 


17 


55 


18 


55 


22 


55 


36 


55 


24 


55 


25 


55 


22 


55 


23, 24 


55 


19 


55 


22 


55 


19 


55 


20 


55 


6 


55 


44 


55 


40 


55 


39 


55 


40 


55 


42 


55 


42 


55 


40, 41, 43. 45 


53 


1-17 


53 


15 


53 


9 


53 


3 


50 


1 


53 


17 


54 


133 


53 


17 


53 


5,8 


53 


9, 10, 14 


56 


13 


53 


11 


56 


13 


53 


8 


53 


16 


53 


1 


53 


8 


53 


15 


55 


38 


50 


8 


53 


2 


50 


1 


53 


2 


53 


117-120 


53 


71-116 


53 


23-40, 55-64 


53 


12 


53 


12 


53 


1 



340 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



state) 



ELECTIONS — Continued. 

nomination of candidates, in general — Continued. 
parties — Concluded. 

municipal, by, caucuses for purpose of 

definition ...... 

primaries, in ..... 

taking part in caucuses of, caucus rights, as affecting 
party enrolment, as affecting 
non-political, by . 

caucuses, by . . " . 

See also, infra, nomination of candidates, caucuses, by. 
political, by . 
caucuses, in . 

oflBcial ballots, acceptance of law, etc. 
enrolment of voters 
how made ..... 

primaries, in .... 

See also, infra, nomination of candidates, caucuses, by, conventions, by 
primaries, by. 
party designations, nomination papers, in 

right to use, determination of . 
presidential electors ...... 

presidential candidate, etc., insertion in certificate, etc 
state officers, for (see, infra, nomination of candidates, primaries, by, 
vacancies, ballots, printing in case of 
nomination to fill . 
certificate, contents 
provision for filling, certificate to contain 
withdrawals 

forgery, penalty 
public inspection 
caucuses, by, in general: 
caucus, term defined 
caucus officers, term defined 

penalties on . 
direct plurality vote, by . 

term defined 
general provisions applicable to 
notice, etc., for, defacing, etc., penalty 
regularity, presumption of 
rules for conduct of, penalty for violation 
voting list for use at . . . 

non-political parties, of , . . 

ballot and lists, use of . . . 

preservation .... 

nominations by ... . 

notice and conduct of . . . 

political parties, of, provisions applying to all 
ballots, preparation of . 
calling by notice .... 

caucus officers, certificate of election of 
definition ..... 

tie vote for .... 

challenge of voter, penalties 

exclusion of non-members, penalties 

laws applicable to ... 

municipal officers, when nominated in 
nomination papers, preparation of 
notice of nomination, etc. 
oath of voter 

false, penalty for 

officer, penalty on 
polling places, provision of 



Chapter 



Section 



5.3 


117-120 


50 


1 


53 


55-64 


53 


76 


53 


76 


53 


1, 2 


53 


117-120 


53 


1,2 


53 


71-116 


53 


89, 90 


53 


37,38 


53 


2 


53 


23-70 


53 


8 


53 


12 


53 


64 


53 


8 


54 


47 


53 


14 


53 


15 


53 


8 


53 


13-15 


56 


13 


53 


16 


50 


1 


50 


1 


56 


15-28 


53 


2 


50 


1 


50 


1-8 


56 


29 


50 


8 


56 


26 


51 


62 


53 


1, 117-120 


53 


119 


53 


120 


53 


117 


53 


118 


53 


71-81 


53 


71 


53 


75 


53 


79 


50 


1 


53 


78 


53 


76 


56 


16, 31. 32 


53 


72. 76 


56 


16,32 


53 


71 


63 


71 


63 


71 


53 


79 


53 


76 


56 


32 


56 


16 


53 


73 



Continued. 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ELECTIONS — Continued. 

nomination of candidates — Continued. 
caucuses, by — Continued. 

political parties, of, provisions applying to all 
precincts, held by . 
recount of votes 

regulations by city, etc., committees 
returns of direct nominations, etc 
right to participate in . 

penalty for voting, etc., at wrong caucus 
special elections, for 
tabulation of results of . 
tie votes, caucus officers, for . 

direct nomination, in case of 
violation of law by officer, penalty 
voting, etc., at wrong caucus, penalty 
voting lists, use at 

transmission and preservation 
official ballots, not using . 
ballot required 

preservation of, pending contest 

transmission to city, etc., clerk 
check lists, transmission, etc. 
definition of official ballots 
duration 
notice . 

polling places for . 
procedure 
recounts 

penalty on officer 
tie vote, proceedings in case of 
official ballots, using, in general 

definition of official ballots . 
ballots, city, etc., to provide . 

counting .... 
penalty for false 

form, contents, etc. 

preservation, city, etc., clerk 

recount .... 

transmission to city, etc., clerk 
caucus law, adoption 

revocation 
caucus officers, appointment at initial, etc 

election, eligibility, etc. 

nomination papers 

penalty for misconduct 

redivision into wards, as affecting 

term defined 

vacancies, filling of 
challenges .... 

determination of questions as to 
contests, proceedings upon 
laws, election, applicable to 
nomination papers 

acceptance necessary, when 

written acceptance, term defined 

blank papers, city, etc., to furnish 
. correction .... 

delivery to city, etc., clerk . 

demanding money for, forbidden, penalty 

failure to file, etc., nominations by committees 
filing, seaUng, etc. ..... 

notices as to . 

objections to . . . • • • 



Chapter 



341 

Section 



by 



53 


73 


53 


71, 80, 112 


53 


72 


53 


80, no 


53 


72, 76, 77 


56 


32,35 


53 


74 


53 


80 


53 


78 


53 


81 


56 


16 


56 


32, 35 


53 


77 


53 


86 


53 


82-87 


53 


84 


53 


86, 87 


53 


86 


53 


86 


50 


1 


53 


84 


53 


83 


53 


82 


53 


83 


53 


87 


56 


15 


53 


85 


53 


88-116 


50 


1 


53 


105 


53 


110 


56 


15 


53 


106 


53 


110 


53 


112 


53 


110 


53 


89 


53 


90 


53 


115, 116 


53 


113 


53 


96 


56 


15 


53 


116 


50 


1 


53 


114 


53 


109 


53 


112 


53 


112 


53 


107 


53 


96 


53 


96 


50 


1 


53 


95 


53 


98, 103 


53 


102 


55 


10 


56 


59 


53 


99-101 


53 


92, 94, 97 


53 


92 


53 


104 



342 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



clerk to furnish 



ELECTIONS — Continued. 

nomination of candidates — Continued. 
caucuses, by — Concluded. 

political parties, of — Concluded. 
official ballots, using — Concluded. 
nomination papers — Concluded. 
paper, etc., attached, invalidates 
signatures 

vacancies, filling of . 
withdrawals ... 
notices, by committees . 
order of business . 
paraphernalia, voting, city, etc., to provide 

return to city, etc., clerk 
polling places, etc., provision of 
record, transmission, etc. 
results, announcement, etc. 
time of holding 

voting lists, certified copy, city, etc. 
transmission to city, etc., clerk 
conventions, by, certificate of nomination by state secretary 
corrupt practices, etc., laws applicable to 
date of holding .... 
definition ..... 
delegates, election in primaries, etc. 
national, election of delegates to . 
non-political parties, by 
penalties on officers of . 
presidential electors 
state conventions, calling of, rules as to 
members of state committees elected at 
number of delegates to, state committees to fix 
time for holding . 
nomination papers, by, acceptance filed with 
written acceptance, term defined 
blank forms for . 
contents, etc. 

false statement in, penalty 
filing .... 
fire, etc., districts, in 
signature of person filing 
forgery, penalty . 
objections to, proceedings 
offences relating to, penalties 
political party, use of name of 
principle, etc., statement of, in 
public inspection of 
signatures, etc., on 
certification 
' fire, etc., districts, in 

validity 

primaries, by, provisions applying to all 



Chapter 



Section 



ballots, arrangement, contents, 
color to show party 
counting 

penalty for false count 
delivery at polling places 
names on, arrangement 
party enrolment as affecting 
preparation and number 
specimen, posting of 

conduct .... 
offences by officers, penalties 
party enrolment as affecting 



etc. 



53 


96 


53 


96 


53 


100, 101 


53 


101 


53 
53 


92,94 
108 


53 


105 


53 


110 


53 


93 


53 
53 
53 


110 

110 

91 


53 
53 


111 
110 


53 
55 


5 

38 


53 


4 


50 


1 


53 
53 


2, 117 
65-70 


53 


1.2 


56 


15-28 


53 


64 


52 


10 


52 


1 


52 


9 


53 


4 


53 


9 


50 
53 


1 
17 


53 
56 


8 
14 


53 


9, 10 


41 


115 


53 


9 


56 
53 


13 
11, 12 


56 


13, 14 


53 


8 


53 
53 
53 


8 
16 

6, 7 


53 
41 

h 


7,46 

115 

11 


50 


1-8 


53 


23-40 


53 
53 


34 
33 


53 
56 


39 
15 


53 


36 


53 


34 


53 


37,38 


53 
53 
53 


32 
36 
24 


56 


15-28 


53 


37,38 



INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ELECTIONS — Continued. 

nomination of candidates — Continued. 
primaries, by, provisions applying to all 

corrupt practices, laws applicable to 



Continued. 



counting of votes 

definition .... 

direct plurality vote, nominations by 

term defined 
elections, laws relating to, applicable to 
expenses of candidates, etc., in (see, supra, expenses) 
group voting in ... . 

misconduct by officer, penalty . 
nomination papers, objections to 

printing name on ballot, necessary to 

validity ..... 

notice, etc., for, defacing, etc., penalty 
officers serving at, designation, etc. 

eligibility ..... 

offences by, penalties 
paraphernalia, election, delivery at polling places 
pasters, etc., by, number of votes necessary 
regularity, presumption of 
sjjecial elections, for, time and place 
time and place 
voters, party enrolment of 

change, etc., of enrolment 
votes, counting of . 

false statement of result, penalty 
voting lists, certified copies 

checking of names on 

party enrolment, on 

return 
voting machines, use at 

See also, infra, voting machines, 
voting, manner of . 
wards, precincts, etc., by . 
withdrawals .... 
city and town .... 
ballots, city, etc., clerk to provide 
canvassing returns of votes 
municipal parties, by, candidates of 

definition .... 

notice of intention to participate in 

party enrolment not to affect . 
Domination papers for, in general 

blank papers, city, etc., to provide 

city, etc., clerk to prepare 

contents, etc. ... 

false statement, penalty 

filing ..... 

paper, etc., attached to, invalidates 

plurality of candidates on 

signatures, etc., numljer, etc. . 
certification 

vacancies, filling of . . 

acceptance of candidate 
notice of intention to participate in 
political parties, candidates of 

notice of intention to participate in 
polls open, when 
returns of votes, canvassing of . 
submission of question of holding 
time and place 
vacancies, fiUing of . 
withdrawals .... 





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INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ELECTIONS — Confirmed. 

nomination of candidates — Concluded. 
primaries, by — Concluded. 

presidential ..... 

ballot, arrangement, etc., of 
state secretary to provide 
canvass and return of votes 
delegates to national conventions, election, etc. 
laws applicable to . 
number of delegates, fixing 
preference for president, ballot, on 
time and place .... 

vacancy in delegation, filling of . 
wards, etc., by, notice as to 
state ....... 

ballots for, state .secretary to provide 
candidates nominated at . 
canvass and returns of votes 
committees, political, elected at 
counting of ballots, when . 
death of candidate, filling of vacancy . 
delegates to state conventions, elected at 
nomination papers, by, to be 
acceptance, to contain 
contents ..... 

false statement in, penalty 
renomination, statement in case of 
signatures, number 

certification .... 

qualifications of signers 
state secretary to furnish 
time of filing .... 

polls open, when .... 

state, etc., committees, elected at 

state office, for, candidate restricted to one 

tie vote, vacancy caused by 

time and place .... 

vacancies among candidates for nomination 

tie votes, cau.sed by, filling of . 
wards, precincts, etc., notice of holding by 
-tt-ithdrawal of candidate, filling of vacancy 
parties, municipal, city, etc., primaries, nominations at 
notice of intent to participate in 
participation in, caucus rights as affecting 

party enrolment as affecting . 
See also, supra, nomination of candidates, primaries, by. 
term defined ..... 

non-political, caucuses of . . . 

city, etc., elections, nomination of candidates for 
convention, choice of delegates to . 
- nominations by . 

See also, supra, nomination of candidates, caucuses, by 
representative in general court, nomination of 
political, caucuses of ... . 

participation in, right of . 

penalty ..... 

See also, supra, nomination of candidates, caucuses, by. 
city, etc., primaries, nomination of candidates at 

notice of intent to participate in . 
color of primary ballots to show .... 

committees, election by (see, infra, political committees) 
enrolment of members of .... • 

nominations by, caucu.ses, in ' . 

primaries, in . . . ■ • 

See also, supra, nomina''on f)f candidates. 



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ELECTIONS — Continued. Chapter 

parties — Concluded. 
political — Concluded. 
platform, adoption of . 
representation, conveyances, etc., at polls 

counting of votes, at .... 

election officers, appointment of 

licensing boards, on . 

newspapers, publication of lists of candidates 

primaiy officers ..... 

state convention of, holding and composition 
term defined ...... 

two leading, etc., term defined 
use of name forbidden, when 

See also, supra, contributions, political; conventions; expenses. 
political committees, in general : 
accounts, vouchers, etc., of . 
candidates, contributions to funds of 
contributions to, regulated . 
conveyances, etc., hiring of . 
definition .... 

modification 
election, nomination' pap)ers for 

primaries, in . 

vacancies, tie votes, etc. . 
exjjenditures 
initial organization 

legislative counsel, etc., members of certain, barred as, penalty 
naturalization fees, payment forbidden .... 

nomination papers, demanding money for, forbidden, penalty 

officers, filing of names of 
organization, etc. 

filing .... 
payments, etc., by, regulated 
EKjnalties .... 

powers and duties, caucuses, as to (see, supra, nomination of candidates, 
caucuses, by). 

nominations to fill vacancies .... 
solicitation of funds by, regulated 
statement of expenses, etc., filing, etc., of 
violation of laws as to, penalties .... 

state committees, election, certification, organization, etc. 

list to ^ate secretary 
district members 
members at large 
powers and duties, national conventions, nominees, certification to 

number of delegates to, to fix 

state conventions ..... 

vacancies, to fill certain 
votes for, state secretary's report . 
"ward, city and town committees, in general: 
candidates for, eligible as primary officers 
city committees, ward committees to be 
election .... 

certificiation of 

group arrangement on ballot 

manner of voting for 
list of memters, fifing of . 
ntimber of members 
organization 

redivision of cities into wards, election, after 
state secretary, notice to . 



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INDEX TO GENERAL LAWS. 



ELECTIONS — Continued. 

political committees — Concluded. 

ward, city and town committees, in general — Concluded. 

term .......... 

vacancies in ........ . 

powers and duties, caucuses (see, supra, nomination of candidates, 
by), 
vacancies, filling of . 
polls and polling places, circulars, etc., distribution at, forbidden 
cities and towns to provide .... 

closing, leeway to voters admitted prior to 
proceedings following ..... 

conveyance, etc., at, regulated 
disorderly conduct at, detention of ofTender 
penalty ....... 

enforcement of order, etc., at . 

disobejang election officer, detention of offender 
penalty ....... 

guard rail, cities, etc., to provide 

persons permitted within .... 

time limit for voters within .... 

voter, right to enter ..... 

intoxicating liquors at, forbidden, penalty 

marking shelves for . . 

opening and closing ..... 

poUce detail at ..... ■ 

precinct voting in towns ..... 

See also index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 43. 

smoking at, removal for, penalty ...... 

See also, infra, wards and voting precincts, 
primaries (see, supra, nomination of candidates, primaries, by). 
questions submiitted to voters, acceptance by city, law submitted 
copies to voters .... 
statement in lieu of . 
suspension of requirement 
time of sending 
amendments to federal constitution . 
ballot, place on ... . 

cities, declaration of vote in 
copies of, city, etc., clerks, transmission to 
delivery at polls .... 
posting ..... 

penalty for tearing down . 
registrars, transmission to 
state secretary to provide 
corporations, participation of . 
counting of votes in, blank forms, etc., use of 
expenditures, etc., relative to, regulated 
' See also, supra, corrupt practices, 
improper practices as to . 
information as to . 
initiative and referendum, under, argimients to voters 

See also index to state constitution, pp. 11 to 43. 
majority, term defined as to . 
manner of voting on ..... • 

newspaper support, purchase of, regulated, penalty 

non-intoxicating beverages, certain, licenses