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or justice shall make a final decree, unless the court has for sufficient cause, on application of any party interested, otherwise ordered.
SECT. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 15, 1882.
AN ACT TO LIMIT THE INVESTMENTS OF SAVINGS BANKS
AND INSTITUTIONS FOR SAVINGS IN THE STOCK OF BANKS
Investments in tlie stock of banks limited. Pub, Sts. cl. 116, $ 20, cl. 4.
No Savings bank or institution for savings shall hereafter invest or hold as collateral security more than three per cent. of its deposits in the stock of any one bank or banking association such as are described in the fourth clause of section twenty of chapter one hundred and sixteen of the Public Statutes. Any such savings bank or institution for savings which now has more than three per cent. of its deposits invested as aforesaid, shall reduce its investments therein to said limit, on or before the first day of July in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-three. May 15, 1882.
AN ACT TO AMEND 6 AN ACT TO PREVENT DISCRIMINATION
IN FREIGHT RATES BY RAILROAD CORPORATIONS."
No discrimination shall be
SECTION 1. Chapter ninety-four of the Acts of the year eighteen maule in freight hundred and eighty-two is amended by striking out the first and
second sections thereof and inserting instead the following words :$$ 1, 2, amend No railroad company shall in its charges for the transportation of
freight or in doing its freight business make or give any undue or unreasonable preference or advantage to or in favor of any person, firm, or corporation, nor subject any person, firm, or corporation to any undue or unreasonable prejudice or disadvantage.
SECT. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 16, 1882.
ACT IN RELATION TO BLANKS FOR CERTAIN
RETURNS, AND TO REPORTS OF ARRESTS.
Blank forms of
Pub. Sts. ch.
SECTION 1. The blank forms of the returns required by sections returish nl be thirty-four and thirty-five of chapter two hundred and nineteen of the commissioners Public Statutes shall be furnished by the commissioners of prisons, of prisons.
and shall be in such form as said commissioners shall prescribe. 129 $$ 34, 35. SECT. 2. The police commissioners of the city of Boston, the city ports of arrests marshals or chiefs of police of other cities, and of towns, and every shall be made to officer making an arrest in a city or town not having a chief of police, commissioners.
shall make monthly reports to the commissioners of prisons, showing the number of persons of each sex arrested in their several cities and towns; such returns to be classified according to offences. Said com
missioners may in their annual report present such statistics compiled from said reports as they shall deem expedient.
Sect. 3. Section fifteen of chapter fifteen of the Public Statutes Pub. Sts. ch. 15, and section thirty-six of chapter two hundred and nineteen of the $15, and ch. Public Statutes are repealed. "May 16, 1882.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE DISTRICT COURT OF HAMPSHIRE.
SECTION 1. The several towns in the county of Hampshire shall District Court constitute a judicial district under the jurisdiction of a court to be of Hampshire
St. . called the District Court of Hampshire.
Sect. 2. There shall be one justice and two special justices of Justices. said court; and the justice thereof shall receive from said county a St. 1883, ch. 75, salary of twenty-eight hundred dollars a year.
Sect. 3. Said court shall be held on Monday and Tuesday of each Sessions of the week in the town of Northampton ; on the first and third Wednesdays of each month in the town of Amherst; on the second Wednesday of each month in the town of Cummington ; on the first and third Thurs- St. 1883, ch. 75,
$ 2. days of each month in the town of Belchertown; on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month in the town of Huntington; on the first, second, and third Fridays of each month in the town of Ware, and on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month in the town of Easthampton. Other times and places for holding saill court for either civil or criminal business may be fixed by the justice thereof by general rule.
SECT. 4. When one of several defendants resides within said dis- Writ may run trict the writ issued by said court may run into any county and be when one of served on the other defendant or defendants fourteen days at least defendants before its return dar, in like manner as if issued by the Superior district. Court. Except as herein otherwise provided all the provisions of law applicable in common to Police and District Courts shall be applicable to said court.
Sect. 5. . The first session of said court shall be held on the first First session of Monday in July in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-two; but nothing herein shall affect any suit or other proceeding begun prior to said first Monday in July.
Sect. 6. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 16, 1882.
into any county
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE SALEM SEAMAN'S ORPHAN AND
CHILDREN'S FRIEND SOCIETY TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL
SECTION 1. The Salem Seaman's Orphan and Children's Friend May hold addiSociety, originally incorporated by chapter eighty-one of the Acts of personne estate. the year eighteen hundred and forty-one, may hold real and personal St. 1811, ch. 81. estate to an amount not exceeding one hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
Sect. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 16, 1882.
AN ACT TO CONFIRM AND MAKE VALID CERTAIN PROCEEDINGS
OF THE FIRST PARISH IN BRIGHTON.
Proceedings made valid.
Certain votes not invalid.
SECTION 1. The omission by the first parish in Brighton to require the consent in writing of persons wisliing to become members of said parishi shall not invalidate its organization or the proceedings in the business meetings of said parish.
SECT. 2. The votes leretofore passed at the business meetings of said parish shall not be held to be invalid for the want of legal record evidence that the clerks thereof have been properly sworn.
SECT. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 16, 1882.
AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE A. F. TOWLE AND
SON MANUFACTURING COMPANY OF NEWBURYPORT.
SECTION 1. The name of the “ A. F. Towle and Son Manufacturing Company,” incorporated under the general laws of the Commonwealth and located in the city of Newburyport, is changed to th " Towle Manufacturing Company."
SECT. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 16, 1882.
AN ACT TO ALLOW SAVINGS BANKS AND INSTITUTIONS FOR
SAVINGS TO MAKE ADDITIONAL INVESTMENTS.
May make certain additional investments. Pub. Sis. ch. 116, § 20.
In addition to the investments authorized by section twenty of chapter one hundred and sixteen of the Public Statutes, savings banks and institutions for savings may invest their deposits and the income derived therefrom in the legally authorized bonds of the States of Pennsylvania, Olio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa, and of the District of Columbia, and in the legally authorized bonds, for municipal purposes, of any city in the aforesaid States and in the State of New York, which has at the date of such investment more than fifty thousand inhabitants and whose net indebtedness does not exceed five per cent. of the valuation of the taxable property therein, to be ascertained by the last preceding valuation of property therein, for the assessment of taxes; and in the note or notes of any citizen of this Commonwealth, with a pledge as collateral of any of the aforesaid securities, the amount invested in such note or notes not to exceed in any case eighty per cent. of the market value of the securities pledged. May 17, 1882.
AN ACT RELATING TO THE OFFICERS IN ATTENDANCE UPON
Salaries of officers in attendance.
SECTION 1. The officers in attendance upon the Supreme Judicial Court, in the county of Suffolk, not exceeding four in number including the messenger of the justices of the Supreme Judicial Court in sail
county, shall each receive in full for all services performed by them an annual salary of fourteen hundred dollars, of which one thousand dollars shall be paid by the said county and four hundred dollars by the Commonwealth.
SECT. 2. Any additional officers whose attendance may be here- Compensation after required by the Supreme Judicial Court in tire county of Suffolk, shall be paid for travel and for services actually performed, as provided in section sixty-eight of chapter one hundred and fifty-nine of the Pub. Sts. ch. Public Statutes.
159, $ 68. SECT. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 18, 1882.
of additional oficers.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE THIRD AND FOURTH DISTRICT
COURTS OF EASTERN MIDDLESEX AND THE POLICE COURTS
Court of East
Section 1. The city of Cambridge and the towns of Arlington Third District and Belmont shall constitute a judicial district under the jurisdiction
ern Middlesex. of a court to be called the Third District Court of Eastern Middleses. Said court shall be held in the city of Cambridge, and shall have a clerk.
SECT. 2. The towns of Woburn, Winchester, and Burlington shall Fourth District constitute a judicial district, to be called the Fourth District Court of Court of Last
. Eastern Middlesex. Said court shall be held in the town of Woburn, and shall have a clerk.
SECT. 3. The town of Marlborough shall constitute a judicial dis- Police Court of trict under the jurisdiction of a cout to be called the Police Court of
Marlborough. Marlborough ; and said court shall bave a clerk.
SECT. 4. The town of Brookline shall constitute a judicial district Police Court of under the jurisdiction of a court to be called the Police Court of Brookline. Sect. 5. There shall be one justice and two special justices of each Justices and
clerks. of said courts, and the said justices and the clerkis herein provided for shall be appointed in the manner and with the tenure of office respectively provided in the case of justices and clerks of other Police and District Courts. All the provisions of law applicable in common to Police and District Courts shall be applicable to said courts.
SECT. 6. The justice of the Third District Court of Eastern Middle- Salaries of sex shall receive from the county of Middlesex an annual salary of
justices and twenty-two hundred dollars, and the clerk thereof an annual salary of twelve hundred dollars; the justice of the Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex shall receive from said county an annual salary of twelve hundred dollars, and the clerk thereof an annual salary of six hundred dollars ; the justice of the Police Court of Marlborough shall receive from said county an annual salary of one thousand dollars, and the clerk thereof an annual salary of four hundred dollars ; and the justice of the Police Court of Brookline shall receive from the county of Norfolk an annual salary of eight hundred dollars.
SECT. 7. The first session of each of said courts shall be held on First sessions of the first Monday in July in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-two.
SECT. 8. All proceedings which may be pending before the Police Police Court of Court of Cambridge on said first Monday in July shall be transferred
abolished. to and be determined by the said Third District Court of Eastern Middlesex; and said Police Court of Cambridge shall be abolished from that date, and thereafter all provisions of law relating to said
Police Court shall cease to have effect. Except as above provided, nothing in this Act shall affect any suit or other proceeding begun prior to said first Monday in July.
SECT. 9. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 18, 1882.
AN ACT CONCERNING MEMORIAL CEMETERY IN THE TOWN OF
Section 1. The provisions of section sixteen of chapter eightyPub. Sts.ch. 82, two of the Public Statutes shall not apply to that part of memorial
, apply. cemetery in the town of Westhorough which is bounded as follows, to
wit: south-easterly on Main Street, twelve feet; south-westerly on land of Christopher Whitney, forty-three feet; and north-easterly on
the remaining portion of said cemetery, forty-one feet. Subject to ac SECT. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its acceptance by a maceptance by the jority of the legal voters of said town present and voting thereon at a
legal meeting called for the purpose. May 18, 1882.
AN ACT IN RELATION TO APPEALS FROM TAXATION OF COSTS
IN CIVIL ACTIONS.
Appeals from CHAPTER one hundred and ninety-eight of the Public Statutes is taxation of costs in civil
amended by striking out section twenty-five and substituting therefor actions. the following: Pub. Sts. ch. 198, amended by Section 25. The appeal shall be heard and determined at the next striking out
term or session unless the party who recovers costs elects to have it $ 25, and substitute.
determined by one of the justices in vacation and gives reasonable notice thereof to the adverse party ; in which case it shall be so determined. If however in any case costs are taxed before the expiration of any term the appeal shall be heard before the final adjournment thereof by the justice holding said term after reasonable notice to the adverse party ; and the judgment shall be considered as rendered when costs are finally taxed and allowed except as is provided in the following section. May 18, 1882.
AN ACT RELATING TO THE ILLEGAL TAKING AND USING OF
HORSES AND CARRIAGES.
Penalty for WHOEVER at any time hires a horse or carriage, and, with intent to hiring a horse or carriage with
cheat and defraud the owner thereof, makes to the owner or his agent intent to cheat at the time of such hiring a false statement of the distance which he and defraud the
proposes to travel with such horse or carriage; or with such intent to cheat or defraud makes to the owner or his agent, after the use of a horse or carriage, a false statement of the distance which he has