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Number Three.

Number Five.

Number Tro. The towns of Attleborough, Berkley, Easton, District Mansfield, Norton, and Raynham, and the city of Taunton, in the Number Two. county of Bristol, the towns of Braintree, Canton, Coliasset, Ilolbrook, Quincy, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, and Weymouth, in the county of Norfolk, and the city of Brockton, and the towns of Abington, Bridgewater, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rockland, Scituate, South Abington, South Scituate, and West Bridgewater, in the county of Plymouth, shall form one district, to be called district number two.

Number Three. The wards numbered eleven, seventeen, eighteen, District nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four, and precincts three and four of ward fifteen, in the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk, and the town of Milton, in the county of Norfolk, shall form one district, to be called district number three. Number Four. The wards numbered one, two, six, seven, twelve, District

Number Four. thirteen, fourteen and sixteen, and precincts two, three and four of ward eight, and precincts one and two of ward fifteen, in the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk, shall form one district, to be called district number four.

Number Five. The wards numbered nine, ten, and twenty-five, District and precinct one of ward eight, in the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk, and the cities of Somerville and Cambridge, and the towns of Watertown, Belmont, Waltham, Arlington, Lexington, Burlington, and Woburn, in the county of Middlesex, shall form one district, to be called district number five.

Number Six. The wards numbered three, four, and five, in the District city of Boston, and the city of Chelsea, and the towns of Revere and Number Six. Winthrop, in the county of Suffolk, the city of Malden, and the towns of Everett, Medford, Winchester, Stoneham, Melrose, Wakefield, and Reading, in the county of Middlesex, and the towns of Nahant, Saugus, and Swampscott, and the city of Lynn, in the county of Essex, shall form one district, to be called district number six.

Number Seven. The cities of Gloucester, Haverhill, Newburyport, District and Salem, and the towns of Amesbury, Beverly, Boxford, Bradford, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Groveland, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Merrimac, Middleton, Newbury, Peabody, Rockport, Rowley, Salisbury, Topsfield, Wenham, and West Newbury, in the county of Essex, shall form one district, to be called district number seven.

Number Eight. The city of Lawrence, and the towns of Methuen, District North Andover, and Andover, in the county of Essex, the city of Number Eiglt. Lowell, and the towns of Acton, Ashby, Ayer, Bedford, Billerica, Boxborough, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Groton, Littleton, North Reading, Pepperell, Shirley, Stow, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsborough, Westford, and Wilmington, in the county of Middlesex, and the towns of Bolton, Harvard, Lancaster, and Lunenburg, in the county of Worcester, shall form one district, to be called district number eight.

Number Nine. The towns of Blackstone, Mendon, Milford, West- District borough, Southborough, Northborough, Berlin, and Clinton, in the Number Nine. county of Worcester, and the towns of Brookline, Dedham, Dover, Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Needham, Norwood, Wellesley, Walpole, Norfolk, Foxborough, Wrentham, Bellingham, and Hyde Park, in the county of Norfolk, and the towns of Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Natick, Sherborn, Wayland, Weston, Hudson, Marlborough, Sudbury, Maynard, and Lincoln, and the city of Newton, in the county of Middlesex, shall form one district, to be called district number nine.

Number Seven.

District
Number Ten.

District Number Eleven.

Number Ten. The towns of Auburn, Barre, Boylston, Brookfield, Charlton, Douglas, Dudley, Grafton, Hardwick, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, New Braintree, Northbridge, North Brookfield, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Shrewsbury, Southbridge, Spencer, Sterling, Sturbridge, Sutton, Upton, Uxbridge, Warren, Webster, West Boylston, West Brookfield, and the city of Worcester, and the towns of Brimfield, Holland, and Wales, in the county of Hampden, shall form one district, to be called district number ten.

Number Eleven. All the towns in the county of Franklin, all the towns in the county of Ilampshire, the city of Holyoke, in the county of Hampden, the towns of Ashburnham, Athol, Dana, Gardner, Hubbardston, Leominster, Petersham, Phillipston, Royalston, Templeton, Westminster, Winchendon, and the city of Fitchburg, in the county of Worcester, shall form one district, to be called district number eleven.

Number Twelve. All the towns in the county of Berkshire, the towns of Agawam, Blandford, Chester, Chicopee, Granville, Hampden, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Monson, Montgomery, Palmer, Russel, Southwick, Tolland, Westfield, West Springfield, Wilbraliam, and the city of Springfield, in the county of Hampden, shall form one district, to be called district number twelve.

SECT. 3. All Açts inconsistent herewith are repealed. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May, 25, 1882.

District Number Twelve.

Repeal.

CHAPTER 254.

AN ACT TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE TOWN MEETING

OF THE TOWN OF HOPKINTON.

Proceedings of

SECTION 1. The proceedings of the town meeting of the town of town meeting Hopkinton, held on the twenty-fourth day of April in the year

eigliteen hundred and eighty-two, shall not be invalid by reason of failure to notify and hold said meeting in accordance with the by-laws of said town.

SECT. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 25, 1882.

CHAPTER 255.

AN ACT AUTHORIZING TOWNS AND CITIES TO PROVIDE FOR

THE PRESERVATION AND REPRODUCTION OF FORESTS.

Preservation
and culture of
forest trees
by cities and
towns.

SECTION 1. The voters of any town, at a meeting legally called for the purpose, and the city council of any city, may, for the purpose of devoting a portion of the territory of such town or city to the preservation, reproduction, and culture of forest trees for the sake of the wood and timber thereon, or for the preservation of the water supply of such town or city, take or purchase any land within the limits of such town or city, may make appropriations of money for such taking or purchase, may receive donations of money or land for the said purposes, and may make a public domain of the land so devoted, subject to the regulations hereinafter prescribed. The title of all lands so taken, purchased or received shall vest in the Commonwealth, and shall be held in perpetuity for the benefit of the town or city in which such land is situated.

of deeds.

same.

Sect. 2. A town or city taking land under this Act shall, within Description of sixty days after such taking, file and cause to be recorded in the the land taken registry of deeds for the county or district in which the land is situ- in the registry ated a description thereof sufficiently accurate for identifying the

In case such town or city and the owner of such land do not agree upon the damage occasioned by such taking, such damage shall be ascertained and determined in the manner provided in case of the taking of land for a highway in such town or city, and such town or city shall thereupon pay such sums as may finally be determined to be due.

Sect. 3. The state board of agriculture shall act as a board of Board of forforestry, without pay, except for necessary travelling expenses, and it is to renty shall have the supervision and management of all such public domains, and shall make all necessary regulations for their care and use and for the increase and preservation of the timber, wood, and undergrowth thereon, and for the planting and cultivating of trees therein. The and shall apsaid board shall appoint one or more persons, to be called keepers, to point keepers. have charge, subject to its direction, of each such public domain, enforce its regulations and perform such labor thereon as said board shall require; and said keepers shall have the same power to protect such domain from injury and trespass, and to keep the peace therein as constables and police officers in towns.

Sect. 4. Said board may lease any building that may be on any May lease such public domain on such terms as it shall deem expedient. All banillings on sums which may be derived from rents and from the sale of the pro- Proceeds of ducts of any such domain shall be paid to said board and shall be sale of products

shall be paid to applied by it, so far as necessary, to the management, care, cultiva- board. tion, and improvement of such domain ; and any surplus remaining in any year shall be paid over to the city or town in which such domain is situated. Said board shall not, however, expend upon or on account of any such public domain in any year a greater amount than it receives as aforesaid.

Sect. 5. A city or town in which any such public domain is situ- Buildings for ated may erect thereon any building for public instruction or recreation, recreation may provided that such use thereof is not in the judgment of said board be built. inconsistent with the purposes expressed in section one.

Sect. 6. No land shall be taken or purchased, no building shall be No land shall erected on any such domain, and no expenditures shall be authorized or purchased until made, or liability be incurred under this Act by any city or town until appropriation an appropriation sufficient to cover the estimated expense thereof shall in a town have been made by a vote of two-thirds of the legal voters of such town present and voting in a legal town meeting called for the purpose, or in a city by a vote of two-thirds of each branch of the city council of such city ; such expenditures shall in no case exceed the appropriations made therefor, and all contracts made for expenditures beyond the amount of such appropriations shall be void ; and all expenditures under this Act shall be subject to the laws of this Commonwealth limiting municipal indebtedness.

Sect. 7. For the purpose of defraying the expenses incurred under Bonds may be the provisions of this Act, any town or the city council of any city issued for exmay issue from time to time, and to an amount not exceeding the sum curred. actually expended for the taking or purchase of lands for such public domain, bonds or certificates of debt, to be denominated on the face thereof the “ Public Domain Loan,” and to bear interest at such rates and to be payable at such times as such town or city council may determine; and for the redemption of such loan such town or city council shall establish a sinking fund, sufficient, with the accumulating interest, to provide for the payment of such loan at maturity. All Sinking fund. amounts received on account of such public domain shall be paid into

is made.

such sinking fund until such fund shall amount to a sum sufficient, with its accumulations, to pay at maturity the bonds for the security of which the fund was established.

Sect. 8. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 25, 1882.

CHAPTER 256.

AN ACT FOR THE PRESERVATION OF BOSTON HARBOR AND OF

THE PUBLIC HEALTH IN THE CITY OF BOSTON.

Discharge of sewage.

SECTION 1. No part of the contents of the main sewer now or hereafter to be constructed running south-easterly from the direction of Charles River in the city of Boston shall be discharged at or near the sbore of the Calf Pasture, so called, in Dorchester Bay, or at any place in Boston Harbor or vicinity except at Moon Island. The Supreme Judicial Court or any justice thereof upon the petition of not less than ten taxable inhabitants of the city of Boston may restrain hy injunction or otherwise any violation of the provisions of this Act.

Sect. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 26, 1882.

CHAPTER 257.

AN ACT TO FIX THE COMPENSATION OF THE ASSISTANT CLERKS,

DOORKEEPERS, ASSISTANT DOORKEEPERS, POSTMASTER, MES-
SENGERS, AND PAGES OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES.

Salaries of assistant clerks of Senate and House.

etc.

SECTION 1. The assistant clerks of the Senate and House of Representatives shall receive an annual salary of twelve hundred dollars each from and after the first day of January in the year eighteen

hundred and eighty-two. Compensation Sect. 2. The compensation of the messengers of the Senate and of messengers, House of Representatives shall be five dollars for each day's service,

excluding Sundays; and the doorkeepers, assistant doorkeepers, and postmaster shall receive the same compensation as the messengers, and one hundred dollars each in addition for the regular annual session

of the Legislature. Compensation Sect. 3. The compensation of the pages of the Senate and House of pages.

of Representatives shall be three dollars for each day's service, ex

cluding Sundays. Doorkeepers, SECT. 4. Section twenty-seven of chapter two of the Public Statutes,

fixing the number of doorkeepers, assistant doorkeepers, messengers ceed thirty-two and pages of the Senate and House of Representatives is hereby Pub. Sts. ch. 2, amended by striking out the word “twenty-five,” and inserting in the $ 27, amended.

place thereof the word “ thirty-two."

SECT. 5. This Act shall apply to the current annual session, and shall take effect upon its passage.

May 26, 1882.

messengers, etc. shall not ex

CHAPTER 258.

AN ACT RELATING TO THE FEES FOR LICENSES OF KEEPERS

OF INTELLIGENCE OFFICES, DEALERS IN VARIOUS ARTICLES,
AND KEEPERS OF BILLIARD, POOL, AND SIPPIO ROOMS AND
BOWLING-ALLEYS.

in cities and towns.

SECTION 1. Section one hundred and twenty-four of chapter one Fees for licenses hundred and two of the Public Statutes relating to licenses granted to keepers of intelligence offices, dealers in junk, old metals, and second- Pub. Sts. ch. hand articles, pawnbrokers, and keepers of billiard saloons, pool or ameuded: sippio tables or rooms, and bowling-alleys, is amended by striking out the last sentence of said section, beginning with the words “ The clerk," and substituting therefor the following words : “ The board issuing such a license shall receive for the use of the city or town for each license such sum not less than two dollars, and in the city of Fees in the city

of Boston. Boston for a pawnbroker's license such sum not less than ten dollars, as the board shall deem reasonable."

Sect. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 26, 1882.

CHAPTER 259.

AN ACT RELATIVE TO OBSTRUCTING THE VIEW OF PREMISES

LICENSED FOR THE SALE OF INTOXICATING LIQUORS, AND
THE STATEMENTS OF SURETIES ON BONDS.

134 Mass. 19. 134 Mass. 197.

. Statements of

SECTION 1. Section tivelve of chapter one hundred of the Public Pub. Sts. ch.

100, § 12, Statutes is amended by adding at the end thereof the following

amended. words : or with a view of the interior of said premises ; and the License void, if placing or maintaining of any of said obstructions shall of itself is obstructed. make the license void.

SECT. 2. Section thirteen of said chapter is hereby amended by Pub. Sts. ch. adding after the word “ evidence,” in the thirteenth line, the following 100, $ 13; words :

sureties on No bond given under the provisions of said chapter shall be accepted or approved until each surety has made and subscribed a sworn statement that he is worth not less than two thousand dollars over and above all liabilities and indebtedness, and the statement so made shall designate sufficient property, real or personal, to cover the requirement of the bond, and shall be kept on file with the bond in connection with which said statement is made.

Sect. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 26, 1882.

bonds.

CHAPTER 260.

AN ACT TO PREVENT THE COUNTING OF DETACHED STICKERS,'

SO CALLED, AS BALLOTS. WHENEVER at any election in this Commonwealth the inspectors of “Stickers” election or other officers, appointed by law to receive, count, and make shall not be return of votes, shall find among the ballots cast at such election

any separate strip or piece of paper having a surface of less than six square inches, and bearing upon one side the printed name or names

counted as ballots.

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