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place of confinement, and shall upon conviction thereof be punished by imprisonment in the house of correction or jail for a term not exceeding six months.
Sect. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 1, 1882.
AN ACT FOR THE BETTER PROTECTION OF DEER.
Protection of SECTION 1. Section eight of chapter ninety-two of the Public deer.
Statutes is amended so as to read as follows: Pub. Sts.ch. 92, $ 8, amended. Whoever at any time in the year except Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
Thursdays, and Fridays in the month of November, hunts, takes, wounds or kills a deer, except his own tame deer kept on his own grounds, and whoever on any Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday in the month of November, hunts, takes, wounds or kills in any pond or river or within two hundred yards thereof, a deer, except
his own tame deer kept on his own grounds, shall be punished for Penalties. each offence by a fine not less than twenty-five dollars and not more
than one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not less than one mor nor more than three months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The owner or keeper of a dog found chasing or hunting deer at any time except in November shall be punished by a fine of twenty dollars; and any person may kill a dog found chasing or hunting deer at any time except Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in November, if the dog is used with the knowledge and consent of his owner or keeper for such purpose. The owner or keeper of such dog
shall be punished by a fine of fifty dollars. Pub. Sts. ch. 92, SECT. 2. Section ten of said chapter is amended by striking out in $ 10, amended. the second line the word “ deer,” and by inserting after the word
“ prohibited,” in the fifth line thereof, the words “ and the possession of a deer at any time except the month of November.” May 2, 1882.
AN ACT TO EXTEND THE TIME WITHIN WHICH SAVINGS BANKS
AND INSTITUTIONS FOR SAVINGS MAY SELL CERTAIN REAL
Time extended for sale of real estate acquired by foreclosure of mortgage.
SECTION 1. Any savings bank or institution for savings incorporated under the authority of this Commonwealth may sell any real estate now held by it, which has been acquired by the foreclosure of any mortgage owned by it, or by purchase at sales made under the provisions of any such mortgage, or upon judgments for debts due it or in settlements effected to secure such debts, at any time before the first day of July in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-three, notwithstanding any limit provided by the eightb clause of section twenty of chapter one hundred and sixteen of the Public Statutes.
SECT. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 2, 1882,
Pub. Sts. ch. 116, § 20, cl. 8. St. 1883, ch. 52.
AN ACT RELATING TO THE DISCHARGE OF POOR CONVICTS.
SECTION 1. Section seventeen of chapter two hundred and twenty- Discharge of two of the Public Statutes is hereby annended by inserting after the word poor convicts by “ court,” in the fifth line the following words : — 66 and in case there is Pub. Sis.ch.
222, § 17, no police or district court in the county, then to any trial justice in said amended. coanty ; " also by inserting after the word “ court,” in the sixth line the words “ or trial justice ;” also by inserting after the word “ court,” in the eleventh line the words " or trial justice.”
SECT. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 4, 1882.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF HAVERHILL TO CONSTRUCT
A WHARF AND A BRIDGE OVER LITTLE RIVER.
SECTION 1. The city of Haverhill may construct a wharf at the Repealed. outlet of Little River, between Washington Square and the Merrimack St;.1883, ch. 82, River in said city, and may extend the same southerly a distance not May construct exceeding one hundred and ninety-six feet from the stone abutment a bridge over on the southerly sidle of said square ; may construct a stone bridge Little River. over said Little River, for a part or the whole of said distance, and may close and discontinue any highways or landings thereon, except the highway, if any, on the westerly side of said Little River: provided, said city shall construct and maintain a slip or landing at the Public landing Merrimack River, with access thereto from said Washington Square, convenient for public use; but all constructions and extensions shall be subject to the provisions of. chapter nineteen of the Public Statutes. Pub. Sts. ch. 19
SECT. 2. This Act shall not authorize the erection of any structure No further on the premises mentioned in section one except such as may be strecedure to be necessary in the construction of said wharf and slip or landings, until by a majority a majority of the voters of said city, at a legal meeting called for the purpose, shall vote in favor thereof.
Sect. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 4, 1882.
to be maintained.
AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE OFFICERS OF THE STATE PRISON
SECTION 1. The officers of the state prison at Concord shall con- Officers of the sist of one warden, one deputy warden, one chaplain, one physician state prison. and surgeon, one clerk, four turnkeys, one engineer, twenty-three watchmen, and as many assistant watchmen, not exceeding twentythree, as the warden may deem necessary.
SECT. 2. Section eight of chapter two hundred and twenty-one of Pub Sts. ch. the Public Statutes is amended by striking out in the fourth line amended thereof the words " and commissioners.”
SECT. 3. The warden of said prison shall receive a salary of thirty- Salaries of five hundred dollars a year; the chaplain a salary of two thousand officers.
dollars a year; the physician and surgeon a salary of one thousand dollars a year. The officers appointed by the warden shall receive such salaries as may be fixed by him subject to the approval of the commissioners of prisons but within the limits herein respectively set forth as follows, namely: the deputy warden, not exceeding two thousand dollars a year; the clerk, not exceeding two thousand dollars a year ; each turnkey, not exceeding eleven hundred dollars a year; the engineer, not exceeding twelve hundred dollars a year; each watchman, not exceeding one thousand dollars a year; each assistant watchman, not exceeding eight hundred dollars a year. No other perquisite, reward, or emolument shall be allowed to or received by any of the said officers except that there shall be allowed to the warden and deputy warden sufficient house room with fuel and light for themselves and families.
Sect. 4. Sections six and eleven of said chapter two hundred and 221. $$ 9 and 11, twenty-one are repealed. repealed.
SECT. 5. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 4, 1882.
Pub. Sts. ch.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF BOSTON
IN RELATION TO GENERAL MEETINGS.
General meet Section sixty of chapter four hundred and forty-eight of the Acts of ings may be warned, upon
the year eighteen hundred and fifty-four is amended so as to read as the requisition follows: of twenty-five voters of each General meetings of the citizens qualified to vote in city affairs may ward.
from time to time be held to consult upon the common good, to give St. 1851, ch. 448, $ 60, amended.' instructions to their representatives, and to take all lawful measures
to obtain a redress of any grievances according to the right secured to the people by the Constitution of this Commonwealth. Such meeting shall and may be duly warned by the board of aldermen upon the requisition of twenty-five qualified voters of each ward of said city. If the board of aldermen refuses or neglects to call any such meeting, any justice of the Municipal Court of said city may, upon a like requisition, by a warrant under his hand in such form, and so served, executed and returned, as he shall determine, call such meeting at such time and in such manner as he may direct, and shall appoint some one to preside therein until the same shall be duly organized by the choice of clerk and chairman. May 5, 1882.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALARIES OF THE JUSTICES OF THE
Salaries of justices.
SECTION 1. The chief justice of the Superior. Court shall receive an annual salary of fifty-three hundred dollars and each of the other justices of said court shall receive an annual salary of five thousand dollars, the same to be paid from the treasury of the Commonwealth.
SECT. 2. Section twenty-eight of chapter one hundred and fiftytwo of the Public Statutes is repealed.
SECT. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 9,
Pub. Sts. ch. 152, $ 28, repealed.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE EASTERN RAILROAD COMPANY TO
RECONSTRUCT THE DRAW PIER OF ITS BRIDGE OVER THE
SECTION 1. The Eastern Railroad Company is required within six Draw pier of months after the passage of this Act to reconstruct the draw pier of brede over its bridge over the Merrimack River, and to make such changes in River to be
reconstructed. alignment of said draw pier as are necessary to make the same conform to the alignment of the draw pier of the highway bridge next below said railroad bridge. The new draw pier shall be constructed according to plans to be approved by the board of harbor and land commissioners; and the materials and foundations of the old pier shall be removed so far as said board shall direct.
SECT. 2. The cost of reconstructing said draw pier as aforesaid Payment of shall be paid in the first instance by the Eastern Railroad Company, Struction. and for the purpose of determining what part of said cost shall be paid by the city of Newburyport, if any, the Supreme Judicial Court, or any justice thereof, sitting in any county in term time or vacation, upon the application of either of said parties and after notice to the other party, shall appoint three commissioners, who shall view the premises before the commencement of the work, and after hearing the parties shall make a report. The report of said commissioners, or of a major part of them, being returned into and accepted by said court, shall be binding on both parties; and the said court shall enter such orders and decrees as are necessary to carry said report into effect. May 9, 1882.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF CER
SECTION 1. The commissioners of prisons may, upon the certificate Prisoners may of the physician of any prison, jail, or house of correction, temporarily to hospitals for place any convict under sentence of imprisonment therein, or any per- surgical treatson held in any jail for trial or sentence, except for a capital crime, in such hospital as they shall designate, for such surgical treatment or operation as cannot otherwise be safely or properly undertaken, and they may at any time return such convict or person to the prison, jail, or house of correction from which he was temporarily removed.
SECT. 2. Any convict or person so placed shall, during his absence Time in hospifrom such prison, jail or house of correction, be deemed to be in the tal to be deemed custody of the officer having charge thereof; and in computing the sentence. term of his confinement upon his sentence to imprisonment the time of his confinement in said hospital shall be considered as a part of such term.
Sect. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 10,
AN ACT RELATING TO THE INSPECTION OF BUILDINGS.
Elevators, Pub. Sts. ch. 104, § 14, amended.
SECTION 1. Section fourteen of chapter one hundred and four of the Public Statutes is amended by inserting after the word “ factory,” in the second line, the words “ or mercantile or public building ;' and by adding at the end of the section the following: all elevator cabs or cars, whether used for freight or passengers, shall be provided with some suitable mechanical device, to be approved by the said inspectors, whereby the cabs or cars will be securely held in the event of accident to the shipper rope, or hoisting machinery, or from any similar cause.
SECT. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 10, 1882.
AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE ROGERS AND SPURR
SECTION 1. The name of the “ Rogers and Spurr Manufacturing Company," a corporation established under the general laws, in the town of Greenfield, is changed to the “ Spurr Manufacturing Com
SECT. 2. 1882.
This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 10,
AN ACT TO REVISE THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF NEWTON.
SECTION 1. The inhabitants of the city of Newton, for all purposes revised.
for which towns and cities are by law incorporated in this Commonwealth, shall continue to be a body politic and corporate under the name of the - City of Newton,” and as such shall have, exercise, and enjoy all the rights, immunities, powers, and privileges, and be subject to all the duties and obligations provided for herein, or otherwise appertaining to said city. The territory of said city shall be divided into seven wards, containing in each ward, as nearly as may be consistent with well-defined limits to each ward, an equal number of
voters. Government SECT. 2. The administration of the fiscal, prudential, and municivested in mayor pal affairs of said. city, with the government thereof, shall be vested and
in a mayor and a city council, which shall consist of a board of alder
men of seven members, and a common council of fourteen members. Annual election SECT. 3. Elections shall be held in the several wards. At the
annual municipal election, which shall be held upon the first Tuesday of December, there shall be elected by ballot, from the inhabitants of the city, the following officers by the voters at large: - A mayor, one alderman from each ward and as many members of the school coinmittee as may be required to fill the places of those whose terms expire, and to fill such vacancies as occur at the end of such municipal year. And the following oflicers shall be elected by and from the voters of each ward : – Two common councilmen, a warden, and three