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such retiring members represent: provided, that in the years in which under such arrangement the president of the Massachusetts agricultural college would be retired, the said president shall remain and one member only shall be retired.

SECT. 5. The said board of control shall appoint a director, a Board to apchemist, and all necessary assistants, and shall provide suitable point ofticers, and necessary apparatus and appliances for the purpose of con- apparatus for ducting experiments and investigations in the following subjects:

experiments. First, The causes, prevention, and remedies of the diseases of domestic animals, plants and trees;

Second, The history and habits of insects destructive to vegetation, and the means of abating them ;

Third, The manufacture and composition of both foreign and domestic fertilizers, their several values and their adaptability to different crops and soils;

Fourth, the values, under all conditions, as food for all farm animals, for various purposes, of the several forage, grain, and root crops ;

Fifth, The comparative value of green and dry forage, and the cost of producing and preserving it in the best condition ;

Sixth, The adulteration of any article of food intended for the use of men or animals; and in any other subjects which may be deemed advantageous to the agriculture and horticulture of the Commonwealth.

It may from time to time distribute any or all of the results of any May furnish experiment or investigation to such newspapers as may desire to pub- will results of lish the same.

experiments. Sect. 6. There shall be paid from the treasury of the Common- Allowance for wealth to the treasurer of said board of control before the first day of equipment and July in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-two the sum of three station. thousand dollars, to establish, prepare, and equip said station ; and for the maintenance of said station hereafter there shall also be paid to said treasurer the sum of five thousand dollars annually, in regular quarterly instalments, on the first days of January, April, July, and October of each year, beginning on the first day of July in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-two. May 12, 1882.

CHAPTER 213.

AN ACT TO PROVIDE A BURIAL PLACE FOR PRISONERS DYING

IN THE REFORMATORY PRISON FOR WOMEN.

SECTION 1. The commissioners of prisons may purchase and hold, Burial place to in behalf of the Commonwealth, such land not exceeding one acre in prisonersed for extent, within the town of Sherborn, as they may deem necessary for the burial of prisoners who die in the reformatory prison for women; and they may use such land for the purpose aforesaid : provided, that they shall not expend for the purchase thereof a sum exceeding one hundred and fifty dollars. Said commissioners may expend for fencing such land and preparing it for use as aforesaid a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars.

Sect. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 12,

CHAPTER 214.

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DOUBLE TRACKING

AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE TROY AND GREENFIELD RAIL-
ROAD AND HOOSAC TUNNEL.

Double track SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appropriated, to furnal.road and be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth, to be expended

under the direction of the governor and council, for continuing the double tracking of the Troy and Greenfield Railroad and Hoosac Tunnel, to wit: For continuing the double tracking of the Troy and Greenfield Railroad, east of the eastern portal of the Hoosac Tunnel, a sum not exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

Sect. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 12, 1882.

CHAPTER 215.

AN ACT FIXING FEES OF OFFICERS FOR SUMMONING WITNESSES

IN CRIMINAL CASES.

Fees of officers for summoning witnesses in criminal cases. Pub. Sts. ch. 199, 8 6.

SECTION 1. There shall be taxed and allowed to deputy sheriffs, constables, and other officers in criminal cases, for summoning witnesses ten cents each, and for travel ten cents a mile each way, for any distance not exceeding twenty miles, and for any excess of distance over twenty miles five cents a mile to be computed each way, and no more ; the distance to be computed from the most remote place of service to the place of return; but upon a subpæna the court to which the same is returnable shall reduce the fee for travel to a reasonable amount for the service performed whenever the travel charged has not been actually performed by the officer who has made the service.

SECT. 2. All Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are repealed.

SECT. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 12, 1882.

CHAPTER 216.

AN ACT IN RELATION TO ASSISTANT HARBOR MASTERS.

Assistant har SECTION 1. Assistant harbor masters may be appointed for any bor masters may be ap

harbor in the Commonwealth by the mayor and aldermen of the city or pointed. by the selectmen of the town in which such harbor is situated. Such

mayor and aldermen or selectmen shall fix the compensation of such assistants, to be paid by their respective city or town, and the assistants so appointed shall continue in office until the appointment of their

successors or until their appointments shall have been revoked. Shall be under SECT. 2. Such assistants shall be subject to the direction and condirection of the trol of the harbor master of their respective city or town, and shall

have all the powers and be subject to all the duties of said harbor master whether given by general or special Acts.

Sect. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 12,

CHAPTER 217.

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR RETURNS OF PROPERTY HELD FOR

LITERARY, BENEVOLENT, CHARITABLE OR SCIENTIFIC PUR-
POSES.

SECTION 1. The notice to be given by assessors under the pro- Notice by asvisions of section thirty-eight of chapter eleren of the Public Statutes sessors stall reshall require all persons and corporations to bring in to the assessors, to be made within a time therein specified, not later than the first day of July in fied time. the then current year, true lists of all real and personal estate held by Pub. Sts.ch. 11,

§ 38. such persons and corporations respectively for literary, benevolent, charitable or scientific purposes on the first day of May in said year, together with statements of the amounts of all receipts and expenditures by such persons or corporations for said purposes during the year next preceding said first day of May ; such lists and statements to be in such detail as may be required by the tax commissioner: pro- Proviso. vided, that the assessors may accept any such list and statement after the time so specified if they shall be satisfied that there was good cause for the delay; but no list or statement shall be received after the first day of August in the then current year.

Sect. 2. If any person or corporation wilfully omits to bring in the Not exempt list and statement of real and personal estate as herein required, the from taxation estate so held shall not be exempt from taxation in the then current made jas reyear under the provisions of the third clause of section five of said Pub. Sts. ch. 11, chapter.

$ 5, cl. 3. SECT. 3. The tax commissioner shall cause to be printed and Printed forms distributed to assessors suitable printed forms for such lists and state- nished to assesments, and assessors shall forward to the tax commissioner all such sors. lists and statements received by them with the statements required by section ninety of said chapter; and the tax commissioner shall cause to be prepared and submitted with his annual report to the General Court such an abstract of the particulars contained in such lists and statements as he shall deem for the public interest.

Sect. 4. This Act shall not apply to corporations making returns Not to apply to to the insurance commissioner under the provisions of section eleven of chapter one hundred fifteen of the Public Statutes.

missioner under

Pub, Sts. ch. SECT. 5. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 12, 115, $ 11. 1882.

returns to in. surance com

CHAPTER 218.

AN ACT FIXING THE PAYMENT OF COSTS IN APPEALS FOR

ABATEMENT OF TAXES.

for abateinent of taxes.

SECTION seventy-one of chapter eleven of the Public Statutes is Costs in appeals amended by adding at the end thereof the following words : - and may make such order relating to the payment of costs as justice may Pub Str. ch.11, seem to require : provided, that taxable costs shall not be allowed to

$ , a party who has failed to file a list of his estate as required by law. May 12, 1882.

School (listrict
Syateni a bol-
ished
Provisions of

CHAPTER 219.
AN ACT TO ABOLISH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SYSTEM.
Section 1. The school district system in this Commonwealth is
hereby abolished.

SECT. 2. The provisions of chapter forty-five of the Public StatPub. Sts. ch. 45, utes, so far as the same apply to towns in which the school district shall apply.

system is abolished by vote, shall apply to all towns in which the school district system is abolished by this Act.

SECT. 3. This Act shall take effect on the first day of January in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-three. May 12, 1882.

CHAPTER 220.

AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE GRANTING OF LICENSES FOR THE

SALE OF INTOXICATING LIQUORS ON PREMISES WITHIN A
CERTAIN DISTANCE OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Licenses shall SECTION 1. No license of the first, second, or third class, under not be granted the provisions of chapter one hundred of the Public Statutes, shall be chi, 100, for the granted for the sale of intoxicating liquors in any building or place on sale of intoxica- the same street within four hundred feet of any building occupied in any building

whole or in part by a public school. near a public

SECT. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 12, 134 Mass. 206, 1882.

school,

207.

CHAPTER 221.

AN ACT TO REGULATE THE INSPECTION AND ANALYSIS OF

INTOXICATING LIQUORS.

Inspection and
analysis of
liquors.
Pub. Sts. ch.
100, $ 29.

SECTION 1. The inspector and assayer of liquors, required by chapter one hundred of the Public Statutes to inspect and analyze liquors sent to him as provided in said chapter, shall analyze such liquors as may be sent to him by police officers and other officers authorized by law to make seizures of liquors, and return a certificate, signed by him, to the officer sending the same, stating the percentage of alcohol, by volume, at sixty degrees Fahrenheit, which such samples of liquors contain.

SECT. 2. A certificate shall accompany each and every sample of liquor sent by an oflicer to said inspector and assayer for analysis stating by whom the liquor was seized, the date of the seizure and the name and residence of the officer who seized said liquor. The said inspector and assayer shall note the date of the receipt and the analysis of said liquors upon said certificate, with the percentage of the alcohol, as required by section one of this Act. Said certificate may be in the following form :

Certificate shall
accompany
each sample.

SS

Form of certificate.

CITY OF
(OR Town of)

188.
To the Inspector and Assayer of Liquors for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Sir, I send you herewith a sample of

taken from liquors seized by me. (Date) 188

Ascertain the percentage of alcohol it contains, by volume, at sixty degrees
Fahrenheit, and return to me a certificate herewith upon the annexed form.

Constable of
Police officer of

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS.
OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR AND ASSAYER OF LIQUORS,
Boston,

188 This is to certify that the

received by me with the above statement contains

per cent. of alcohol, by volume, at sixty degrees Fahrenheit. Received

188 Analysis made

188 SEAL.

Inspector and Assayer of Liquors

for the Commonwealth. SECT. 3. The secretary of the Commonwealth shall cause to be Secretary shall provided and shall supply a suitable number of the forms prescribed provide forms. in section two of this Act. The certificate of said inspector and Certificates assayer, given under his hand and seal substantially in the form ball be admita

ted as evidence. herein before set forth, shall be admitted as evidence on trials for the forfeiture of intoxicating liquors as to the composition and quality of the liquors to which it relates.

Sect. 4. Any person who shall tamper with samples of liquor Penalty for taken as herein provided, or shall alter the statements made upon the tampering with forms or certificates aforesaid, shall be liable to the penalties provided Pub. Sts.ch. in section eighteen of chapter one hundred of the Public Statutes.

100, § 18. Sect. 5. Any court or trial justice may cause liquors seized under Court may, the provisions of said chapter to be analyzed by a competent chemist griler analysis other than said inspector and assayer of liquors, and the reasonable the inspector. expense thereof, including a fee not exceeding five dollars for each analysis, shall be taxed, allowed, and paid like other costs in criminal

cases.

Sect. 6. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 12, 1882.

CHAPTER 222.

AN ACT IN RELATION TO ADVERTISING APPLICATIONS FOR

LIQUOR LICENSES IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. SECTION 1. Section six of chapter one hundred of the Public Advertising Statutes is amended by inserting after the words “printed therein,” apubiriiiensefor in the fourth line thereof, the words " and in the Charlestown, East Pub. Sts. ch. Boston, South Boston, Roxbury, West Roxbury, Dorchester, and amended. Brighton Districts respectively in said city, in at least one weekly newspaper published in the district where the premises for which the license is asked are located, if there be any so published.”

Sect. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 12, 1882.

CHAPTER 223.

AN ACT RELATING TO THE MAKING AND ENTERING OF DECREES

OF DIVORCE.

vorce to be first

SECTION 1. Section nineteen of chapter one hundred and forty-six Decrees of diof the Public Statutes is amended so as to read as follows:

made nisi, to SECTION 19. All decrees of divorce shall in the first instance be become absodecrees nisi, to become absolute after the expiration of six months months, with. from the entry thereof, without further notice thereof by publication out further or otherwise, on application of either party to the court, or any justice Pub Sts. ch. thereof, in term time or vacation ; and on such application the court 116. ideid

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