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CHAPTER 158.

AN ACT RELATING TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF PUBLIC DOCU

MENTS.

SECTION ten of chapter four of the Public Statutes is hereby Pub. Sts. ch. 4, amended by inserting the words " and assistant clerks ” after the $ 10, amended. word - clerks” in line two, and after the word “ clerks" in line one, paragraph three of said section. April 14, 1882.

CHAPTER 159.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF TAUNTON TO INCREASE

ITS WATER LOAN.

SECTION 1. The city of Taunton, for the purposes mentioned in May increase section five of chapter two hundred and seventeen of the Acts of the water loan:

St. 1875, ch. 217, year eighteen hundred and seventy-five and chapter seventy-four of 45.

Št. 1880, ch. 74. the Acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty, may issue notes, scrip, bonds, or certificates of debt, to be denominated on the face thereof " Taunton Water Loan,” to an amount not exceeding one Increase not to

exceed $100,000. hundred thousand dollars, in addition to the amounts which said city is now authorized to issue, to be issued upon the same terms and conditions and with the same powers as are provided in said chapter two hundred and seventeen for the issue of bonds of said city : provided, Proviso. that the whole amount of such water scrip, notes, bonds, or certificates. of debt issued by said city for the purposes of said water loan hereunder and under said chapter two hundred and seventeen and the St. 1875, ch. 217. Acts in addition thereto shall not in any event exceed the amount of four hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

SECT. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. April 14, 1882.

CHAPTER 160.

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE FISHERIES IN GRANITE OR GOOSE

COVE POND IN THE CITY OF GLOUCESTER.

cester.

SECTION 1. David Babson of Rockport shall have the exclusive Fisheries in the right in Granite or Goose Cove Pond in the city of Gloucester for the city of Gloupurpose of cultivating lobsters and other useful fish until the first day of September in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-three.

Sect. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. April 15, 1882.

CHAPTER 161.

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO “AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS

FOR EXPENSES AUTHORIZED THE PRESENT YEAR AND FOR
OTHER PURPOSES.”

SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appropriated, to Appropriations. be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth, from the ordinary revenue, unless otherwise ordered, for the purposes specified in

poor of New

Indians.

at Worcester.

certain Acts and Resolves of the present year, and for other purposes,

to wit: Treasurer.

For additional clerical assistance in the departinent of the treasurer and receiver-general, a sum not exceeding one thousand two hundred dollars, as authorized by chapter one hundred and eleven of the Acts of the present year; the same to be in addition to the amount hereto

fore appropriated. Judge of For the salary of the judge of probate and insolvency for the county probate for Middlesex.

of Middlesex, five hundred dollars, as authorized by chapter one hundred and twenty-nine of the Acts of the present year; the same

to be in addition to the amount heretofore appropriated. Overseers of For the overseers of the poor of the city of New Bedford, three Bedford.

hundred and forty-six dollars and seventy-one cents, as authorized by

chapter thirteen of the Resolves of the present year. Normal School For repairs of the buildings of the State Normal School at Bridgeat Bridgewater. water, one thousand five hundred dollars, as authorized by chapter

seventeen of the Resolves of the present year. Eye and Ear For the Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, ten Lutirmary. thousand dollars, as authorized by chapter eighteen of the Resolves

of the present year. Hassanamisco For repairing the dwelling-house of Samuel C. Cisco and Sarah M.

Cisco, members of the Hassanamisco tribe of Indians, two hundred dollars, payable to the selectmen of the town of Grafton, as authorized

by chapter nineteen of the Resolves of the present year. Fanny Ross. For Fanny Ross, two hundred dollars, as authorized by chapter

twenty-one of the Resolves of the present year. Normal School For the State Normal School at Worcester, one thousand dollars,

as anthorized by chapter twenty-two of the Resolves of the present

year. Augustus N. For Augustus N. Davis, three hundred dollars, as authorized by

chapter twenty-three of the Resolves of the present year. W. B. F. Whall. For William B. F. Whall, one hundred dollars, as authorized by

chapter twenty-four of the Resolves of the present year.

For the town of Quincy, one hundred and thirty-seven dollars and Quincy.

twenty-five cents, as authorized by chapter twenty-five of the Resolves of the present year.

For clerical services and for expenses of the bureau of statistics of labor.

labor, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, as authorized by chapter twenty-six of the Resolves of the present year; the same to

be in addition to the amount heretofore appropriated. Town of

For the town of Charlemont, three hundred and eighty-sis dollars Charlemont.

and fifty cents, as authorized by chapter twenty-eight of the Resolves

of the present year. Report of Trus For printing additional copies of the report of the trustees of the tees of Agricultural College, Agricultural College, a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars, as

authorized by chapter thirty-one of the Resolves of the present year. Laws relating For the publication of a new edition of the statutes relating to to public schools.

public schools, five hundred dollars, as authorized by chapter thirty

two of the Resolves of the present year. Rice and

For Rice and Hutchins, one thousand seventy-eight dollars and ninety-two cents, as authorized by chapter thirty-four of the Resolves

of the present year. Towns of Otis, For the town of Otis, sixteen thousand dollars ; for the town of Sandistield, and

Sandisfield, twenty-four thousand dollars ; for the town of Tolland, fifteen thousand dollars, as authorized by chapter thirty-five of the

Resolves of the present year. State Primary For painting the buildings of the State Primary School at Monson,

a sum not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars, as authorized by chapter thirty-six of the Resolves of the present year.

Davis.

Town of

Bureau of statistics of

Hutchins.

Tolland.

School at
Monson.

railroads.

Massachusetts volunteers.

For continuing the work on the war records in the department of War records. the adjutant-general, two thousand dollars, as authorized by chapter thirty-seven of the Resolves of the present year.

For expenses incurred by the committee on railroads of the present Committee on legislature, three hundred dollars, as authorized by an order of the House of Representatives adopted March fourteenth eighteen hundred and eighty-two.

For bounties to Massachusetts volunteers, in accordance with the Bounties to provisions of chapter one hundred and twelve of the Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars.

For the publication of certain special laws, in accordance with the Special laws. provisions of chapter twenty-one of the Resolves of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-one, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars.

For expenses of summoning witnesses before committees, and for Witnesses fees for such witnesses, a sim not exceeding five hundred dollars ; the same to be in addition to the amount heretofore appropriated.

For rebinding for preservation such number of the volumes of Rebinding ancient records and original papers in the archives of the Commonwealth, under the direction of the secretary of the Commonwealth, as may be necessary, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars.

SECT. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. April 19, 1882.

before committees.

ancient records.

CHAPTER 162.

AN ACT RELATING TO THE FENCING OF RAILROADS.

amended.

SECTION 1. Section one hundred and fifteen of chapter one hun- Railroads to be dred and twelve of the Public Statutes is hereby amended by striking exempted by out the words " county commissioners of the county in which such railroail complaces are situate,” and inserting in place thereof the words “board Pub. Str. ch. of railroad commissioners.”

112, $ 115, Sect. 2. No exemptions heretofore made shall be revoked except Revocation of upon new proceedings had under the provisions of the Public Statutes exemptions as hereby amended ; notice of such proceedings shall be given to the male. railroad corporation or corporations interested, and published once a 112, § 115, as week for three successive weeks in some newspaper published in each heren county in which the lands are situated.

SECT. 3. This Act shall take effect on the first day of August in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-two. April 19, 1882.

amended.

CHAPTER 163.

AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF FORESTS AGAINST FIRES.

trees,

SECTION 1. Whoever wantonly and recklessly sets fire to any Penalty for material which causes the destruction or injury of any growing or

setting fire to standing wood of another shall be punished by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars or by imprisonment in the jail not exceeding six months.

SECT. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. April 19,

CHAPTER 164.

AN ACT TO DEFINE THE MEANING OF THE WORDS MAYOR AND

ALDERMEN.

Construction of
the words
“ mayor and
aldermen."

SECTION 1. In all laws relating to cities, the words mayor and aldermen shall, unless provision is or shall be otherwise made, be construed to mean board of aldermen, any thing in the charter of any city or in any Act in amendment thereof to the contrary notwithstanding: provided, however, that all appointments which are directed to be made by the mayor and aldermen shall be made in accordance with existing provisions of law.

SECT. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. April 19, 1882.

CHAPTER 165.

AN ACT RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENT OF TAXES ON THE

PERSONAL ESTATE OF INSOLVENTS, JOINT OWNERS, AND
TENANTS IN COMMON.

Assessment of

vent law.

SECTION 1. Section twenty of chapter eleven of the Public Statutes taxes upon per- is hereby amended by adding thereto the following words: sonal property held in trust by Eighth. Personal property taxable as such, held in trust by an under the insol- assignee or assignees under the insolvent law or any bankrupt law

or under any voluntary assignment for the benefit of creditors, shall Pub. Sts. ch. 11, $ 20, amended.' be assessed to such assignee or assignees in the place where the insol.

vent bankrupt or assignor had his principal place of business; and if

he had no such place of business, then in the place of his residence. Personal prop

Ninth. Personal property of joint owners or tenants in common erty of joint

other than partners shall be assessed to such owners, according to their respective interests, in the places where they respectively reside.

Sect. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. April 19, 1882.

owners.

CHAPTER 166.

AN ACT RELATIVE TO FISHING IN THE MERRIMACK RIVER.

The penalties

SECTION 1. The penalties provided by chapter ninety-one of the provided by

Public Statutes relative to fishing in the Merrimack River shall not Pub. Sts. ch. 91, relative to fish.' apply to or be in force against any person drawing a net or seine after ing in Merrimack river,

the twentieth day of June in each year at any point below the Essex limited. Merrimack Bridge in said river, unless such person shall take salmon

or shad, nor shall a person taking a salmon or shad while thus lawfully fishing and immediately returning it alive to the waters from

which it was taken be liable to any of the aforesaid penalties. No penalty for SECT. 2. No penalty shall be incurred by any one taking sturgeon taking stur

in the tidal waters of the Merrimack River: provided, that no net or seine having a mesh which stretches less than twelve inches shall be used in taking the same.

Sect. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. April 19,

geon.

CHAPTER 167.

amended.

AN ACT TO AMEND “AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE SUBTER

RANEAN CABLE COMPANY OF BOSTON.” SECTION 1. Chapter two hundred of the Acts of the year eighteen St. 1879, ch. 200. hundred and seventy-nine, incorporating the Subterranean Cable Com- Charter pany of Boston, is amended by striking out sections two, three, and four substituting therefor the following two sections :

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall be one mil- Capital stock. lion dollars, all of which shall be paid in in cash before said corporation shall commence business; and said capital stock may be increased from time to time by vote of the corporation to an amount not exceeding two million dollars.

Sect. 3. The stockholders of said corporation shall annually in officers to be the month of April at a meeting duly called for the purpose, elect a clerk, treasurer and a board of not less than five nor more than fifteen directors, who shall perform the duties usually exercised by such offi

Any vacancy in either of said offices may at any time be filled Vacancies. by the board of directors until the next annual meeting of the corporation.

SECT. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. April 19, 1882.

chosen.

cers.

CHAPTER 168.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF BOSTON TO ISSUE A

PUBLIC PARK LOAN.

For the purpose of defraying the expenses incurred under the pro- May issue a visions of chapter one hundred and eighty-five of the Acts of the year Loan."

"Public Park eighteen hundred and seventy-five, entitled " An Act for the laying out St. 1875, ch. 185. of public parks in or near the city of Boston,” and of any Acts in amendment thereof or addition thereto, the city council of the city of Boston shall have authority to issue, from time to time, and to an amount not exceeding the amount actually expended for the purchase or taking of lands or flats for park purposes, bonds or certificates of debt to be denominated on the face thereof “ Public Park Loan," to bear interest at a rate not exceeding six per centum per annum, and to be payable at such periods as said city council may determine, not exceeding thirty years from their respective dates. For the redemp- Sinking fund to tion of such loan said city council shall establish a sinking fund suffi- be establisbed. cient with the accumulating interest to provide for its payment at maturity. All sums received for betterments from the laying out of public parks shall be paid into said sinking fund until such fund shall amount to a sum sufficient with its accumulation to pay at maturity the bonds for the security of which the fund was established. April 19, 1882.

CHAPTER 169.

AN ACT TO TAKE THE TOWN OF HOPKINTON FROM THE

JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF SOUTH-
ERN MIDDLESEX.

The town of Hopkinton shall not hereafter be included in the judi- The town of cial district of the First District Court of Southern Middlesex; but no excluded from suit or other matter pending in said court shall be affected hereby. judicial disApril 19, 1882.

trict.

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