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and ninety-one and three-tenths feet to the point H, near the Eastern Railroad and Cunard Wharves, in latitude forty-two degrees, twentyone minutes, forty-nine and nineteen thousandths seconds, longitude seventy-one degrees, two minutes, nine and four hundred and twentyone thousandths seconds; thence more easterly, along the front lines of the Cunard and Grand Junction Wharves, one thousand and eighteen and three-tenths feet to the point I, the south-easterly corner of Pier four, Grand Junction Wharves, in latitude forty-two degrees, twentyone minutes, forty-three and eight hundred and eighty-eight thousandths seconds, longitude seventy-one degrees, one minute, and fifty-seven and seven hundred and fifty-three thousandths seconds.
SECT. 2. All harbor lines heretofore established upon any part of the frontage covered by this Act are hereby repealed.
SECT. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. March 1, 1882.
AN ACT PROVIDING THAT WHEN CHRISTMAS DAY OCCURS ON
SUNDAY THE DAY FOLLOWING SHALL BE A LEGAL PUBLIC
When Christmas day occurs on Sunday the following day is hereby mas day occurs made a legal public holiday, to all intents and purposes, in the same following day is manner as Thanksgiving, Fast and Christmas days, the twenty-second a legal Loliday.
day of February, the thirtieth day of May, and the fourth day of July, are now by law made public holidays. March 1, 1882.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR PUBLISHING THE NAMES OF THE
MEMBERS OF BOARDS OF INVESTMENT OF SAVINGS BANKS
Names of in SECTION 1. The trustees of every savings bank and institution for
lished in the county in which such corporation is located, the names
March 9, 1882.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE ST. JOAN'S CATHOLIC TOTAL AB
STINENCE AND MUTUAL RELIEF SOCIETY TO HOLD ADDI-
Mav hold addi. SECTION 1. Section two of chapter two hundred and forty of the tional real and personal estate. Acts of the year eighteen hundred and forty-six is amended so that the $t. 1846, ch. 240, St. John's Catholic Total Abstinence and Mutual Relief Society $ 2, amended.
is authorized to hold real and personal estate to the amount of ten
March 9, 1882.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE HOME FOR AGED WOMEN TO
HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE.
tional real and personal estate.
Section 1. The Home for Aged Women in the city of Boston, May hold addioriginally incorporated by chapter one hundred and sixty-two of the Acts of the year eighteen hundred and forty-nine, is hereby authorized St. 1849, ch. 162. to hold real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding in all eight hundred thousand dollars. SECT. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage.
March 9, 1882.
AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF TRAPS, TRAWLS AND SEINES.
Section 1. Any person who shall take any fish or lobster from Penalties for any trap, trawl or seine set for catching fish or lobsters, except br tabsimet from consent of the owner thereof, and any person who shall wilfully mo- traps, trawls, lest or interfere with such trap, trawl or seine, shall for the first offence be punished by a fine of not less than five nor more than twenty-five dollars, or by imprisonment for thirty days, or by both fine and imprisonment; and for any subsequent offence by a fine of not less than twenty nor more than fifty dollars, or by imprisonment for sixty days, or both fine and imprisonment.
SECT. 2. This Act shall take effect forty days after its passage. March 11, 1882.
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND TWELVE
OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, REQUIRING RAILROAD CARS TO
SECTION 1. Section one hundred and seventy-one of chapter one Cars to be sup hundred and twelve of the Public Statutes is hereby amended by fain tools. striking out the words " and such other tools and appliances as the Pub. Sts, ch. board may direct," and inserting in place thereof the following words : amended: " and shall also equip each car of every passenger train, owned or regularly used by it, including mail and baggage cars, with two sets of tools, consisting of an axe, a sledge-hammer, a crow-bar, hand-saw and pail. All such tools and appliances shall be maintained in good condition for use in case of accident, and shall be kept, one set upon the inside and one upon the outside of each such car, in some convenient place and manner approved by the board ; provided, that Proviso. one set shall be sufficient if so placed as to be accessible from both inside and outside such car."
Penalties for using, removing, etc. tools. Pub, Sts. ch. 112, $ 205, amended.
Safeguards against fire in passenger cars.
SECT. 2. Chapter one hundred and twelve of the Public Statutes is further amended by adding at the end of section two hundred and five the following words: Whoever unlawfully uses, removes or tampers with any tools or appliances carried on the cars, as required by section one hundred and seventy-one of this chapter, shall be punished by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding three months, or by both fine and imprisonment.
Sect. 3. Every drawing-room or sleeping car, passenger, baggage, mail, and express car, owned or regularly used on any railroad in this Commonwealth, in which heating apparatus may be placed, shall be provided with such safeguards for protection against fire as may be approved in writing by the board of railroad commissioners. Any corporation violating the provisions of this section shall forfeit for each offence three hundred dollars. The provisions of this section shall take effect the first day of November, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-two.
SECT. 4. The railroad commissioners shall have power to require railroad corporations to equip their cars with such other appliances as in their judgment shall be deemed necessary for the further protection of life in all passenger trains used in this Commonwealth.
March 11, 1882.
Railroad commissioners may require other appliances.
AN ACT RELATING TO THE PUBLICATION OF NOTICES OF
PETITIONS FOR PARTITION OF LANDS.
Pub. Sts. ch. 178, $ 51.
SECTION 1. Section fifty-one of chapter one hundred and seventyeight of the Public Statutes is hereby amended by inserting before the newspapers,” the words "6
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE PROPRIETORS OF THE LOCKS AND
CANALS ON MERRIMACK RIVER TO DISCONTINUE A PART
SECTION 1. The second section of chapter one hundred and thirtyon the Merrimack River in two of the Acts of the year eigliteen hundred and thirty-five, being the city of Lowell.
“An Act to regulate the toll on Patucket Canal,” is hereby so amendSt. 1835, ch. 132, ed that the proprietors of the locks and canals on Merrimack River § 2, amended.
shall not be required by force thereof hereafter to maintain any landing place below the “ swamp locks” in the city of Lowell, except that portion of the landing place known as the lower landing,” which is described as follows, to wit: · Beginning at the south-easterly corner of land of the city of Lowell, and thence running south-westerly on said land seventy-five feet; thence at a right angle, south-easterly to Patucket Canal; thence north-easterly on said canal seventy-five feet, and thence at a right angle north-westerly to said land of the city of Lowell and the point of beginning. But nothing in this Act shall release said corporation from any duty or obligation which it is now under to maintain as a free landing that portion of said - lower landing” which is above described, nor impose any duty, obligation or liability not imposed by the first named Act.
SECT. 2. This Act shall take effect when assented to by the city Subject to council of the city of Lowell by concurrent vote of the two branches assent by city thereof. March 11, 1882.
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE RE-LOCATION OF THE DEPOT
AT STOCKBRIDGE, ON THE STOCKBRIDGE AND PITTSFIELD
SECTION 1. The board of railroad commissioners is hereby author- Relocation of ized, at any time prior to the twentieth day of May in the year tion at Stockeighteen hundred and eighty-two, to relocate the passenger station at bridge. Stockbridge, which chapter two hundred and twenty-eight of the Acts St. 1881, ch. 228. of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-one requires the Housatonic Railroad Company to build. Said Housatonic Railroad Company shall have thirty days' notice before the time of such relocation, and an opportunity to be heard thereon.
SECT. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. March 11, 1882.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FOR
THE COUNTY OF PLYMOUTH TO LAY OUT A HIGHWAY AND
SECTION 1. The county commissioners for the county of Plymouth Highway and are hereby authorized and empowered to lay out a highway and con- arin of the sea struct a bridge across an arm of the sea in the town of Hingham in in Hingham. said county between town wharf, so called, and the wharf of James F. Clement. Said commissioners, in laying out and constructing said road and bridge, shall in all respects proceed as is now provided by law for laying out and constructing highways.
Sect. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. March 11, 1882.
AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF “LA SOCIÉTÉ FRANCO
BELGE DE SECOURS MUTUELS ET DE BIENFAISANCE."
SECTION 1. The name of “ La Société Franco-Belge de Secours Name changed.
AN ACT TO CONFIRM THE DOINGS OF THE FIRST UNIVERSALIST
SOCIETY IN ATTLEBOROUGH.
St. 1817, ch. 160. Proceedings confirmed.
SECTION 1. The proceedings of the First Universalist Society in Attleborough, incorporated by chapter one hundred and sixty of the Acts of the year eighteen hundred and seventeen, showing the following informalities : First, That the annual meetings of the society have been called by the clerk instead of the society committee, as the statutes direct, no by-law on the subject having been adopted ;Second, That the annual meetings have been held in January instead of December, as the statutes provide ; – Third, That the records of said society do not show that the officers thereof have always been sworn to the faithful discharge of their duties, shall not be construed as invalidating the legal organization of the society, but its legal status is hereby fully established and confirmed, notwithstanding these and any other similar informalities.
SECT. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. March 11, 1882.
AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE TRUSTEES OF THE CHAPTER OF
THE CHI PSI FRATERNITY IN WILLIAMS COLLEGE.
Name and purpose.
Powers and duties.
SECTION 1. Edmund T. Davis, Marshall C. Hayes, John S. Adriance, their associates and successors, are made a corporation under the name of the “ Trustees of the Chapter of the Chi Psi Fraternity in Williams College,” for the purpose of holding and managing the real estate and personal property of the said Chapter, with the powers and privileges and subject to the duties, liabilities and restrictions set forih in the general laws which now are or may hereafter be in force
relating to such corporations. May hold meet SECT. 2. The said corporation is hereby authorized to hold meetings in the city ings for the purposes mentioned in this Act, in the city of New York,
as well as in this Commonwealth. Real and per
SECT. 3. The said corporation may receive, purchase, hold and convey real and personal property for the uses of said Chapter, provided, that the value of the real estate so held at any time shall not exceed twenty thousand dollars, and said property shall not be exempt from taxation.
Sect. 4. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. March 11, 1882.
May lease road to Oll Colony Railroad.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE FALL RIVER RAILROAD COMPANY
SECTION 1. The Fall River Railroad Company is hereby authorized to lease its railroad, franchise, and other property to the Old Colony Railroad Company upon such terms and conditions as the parties may mutually agree upon, and it may make and execute, by a vote of a majority of the stockholders present and voting at a meeting duly called for the purpose, a valid and binding lease therefor.