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Assessment of bettermente, etc.

law in the case of land or rights therein taken for the laying out of ways in the city of Newton, and any damages which the city of Boston shall be required to pay by reason of said sewers and drains being in said territory, or by reason of any act or neglect of the city of Newton in placing them therein, shall be repaid to the city of Boston by the city of Newton.

SECTION 3. The city of Newton is hereby authorized to lay, assess and collect sewer assessments upon the land in the city of Newton abutting upon said Beacon street, and upon any other land in the city of Newton which is benefited by said sewers, in the same manner in which sewer assessments now are or hereafter may be laid, assessed and collected in that city. SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved June 16, 1902.

Chap.481 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE STREET COMMISSIONER OF THE CITY

OF LAWRENCE TO CONSTRUCT DRAINS AND SEWERS.

1853, 70, $ 15, etc., amended.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Section fifteen of chapter seventy of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and fifty-three, as amended by chapter one hundred and fifty-eight of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and fifty-five, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “thereby", in the fifth line, the words : - And it shall be the duty of the superintendent of streets, elected as provided in section one of chapter four hundred and sixty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and one, to construct all such sewers and drains under the general direc

tion and care of a committee of the city council appointed Construction of for that purpose,

so as to read as follows: Section 15. The mayor and aldermen, with the concurrent vote Lawrence,

of the common council, shall have the power to cause drains and common sewers to be laid down through any street or private land, paying the owners such damage as they may sustain thereby. And it shall be the duty of the superintendent of streets, elected as provided in section one of chapter four hundred and sixty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and one, to construct all such sewers and drains under the general direction and care of a committee of the city council appointed for that purpose. And the city council may make by-laws, with

drains and com. mon fewers in

suitable penalties, for the inspection, survey, measure- Inspection, etc., ment and sale of lumber, wood, coal and bark, brought lumber, etc. into the city for sale.

SECTION 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters When to take of the city of Lawrence at the next city election, and shall take effect upon its acceptance by a majority of the voters voting thereon.

Approved June 16, 1902.

effect.

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE RIGHTS OF A SURVIVING HUSBAND OR

Chap.482 WIFE. Be it enacted, etc., as follows :

SECTION 1. The provisions of chapter one hundred Rights of sur. and seventy of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and or wife. ninety-four are hereby declared to be in full force and effect in respect of claims to an estate in fee to which a surviving husband or wife was entitled on or before the thirty-first day of December in the year nineteen hundred and one under the provisions of section one or section three of chapter one hundred and twenty-four of the Public Statutes. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect

upon

its

passage. Approved June 16, 1902.

FOR

SAVINGS TO INVEST IN THE BONDS OF CERTAIN STREET RAILWAY

and institutions

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE SAVINGS BANKS AND INSTITUTIONS

Chap.483 COMPANIES. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. In addition to the investments authorized Savings banks by section twenty-six of chapter one hundred and thir- for savings may teen of the Revised Laws, savings banks and institutions of certain street for savings may invest their deposits and the income railway comderived therefrom in the bonds, approved by the board of commissioners of savings banks, as hereinafter provided for, of any street railway company incorporated in this Commonwealth, the railway of which is situated wholly or partly therein, and which has earned and paid annually for the five years last preceding the certification hereinafter provided for, of the board of railroad commissioners, dividends of not less than five per cent per annum upon all of its outstanding capital stock. In any case where two or more companies have been consolidated by purchase or otherwise during the five years prior to

missioners to transmit to commissioners

the certification aforesaid the payment severally from the earnings of each year of dividends equivalent in the aggregate to a dividend of five per cent upon the aggregate capital stocks of the several companies during the years preceding such consolidation, shall be sufficient for the purpose of this act. Dividends paid to the stockholders of the West End Street Railway Company by way of rental shall be deemed to have been earned and paid by said West End Street Railway Company within

the meaning of this section. Railroad com. SECTION 2. The board of railroad commissioners shall

on or before the fifteenth day of January of each year of savings banke transmit to the board of commissioners of savings banks

a list of all street railway companies which appear from the returns made by said companies to have properly paid, without impairment of assets or capital stock, the

dividends required by the preceding section. Commissioners

SECTION 3. The board of commissioners of savings

banks shall as soon as may be after the receipt of the lists certain bonde, provided for in the preceding section, prepare a list of

such bonds issued by any street railway company and certified by the board of railroad commissioners, in accordance with the provisions of the preceding section, as the board of commissioners of savings banks shall deem good and safe securities for the investments of savings banks and institutions for savings. Such lists shall at all times be kept open to the inspection of the public.

Approved June 16, 1902.

street railway companies.

of savings banks to pre. pare a list of

RELATIVE TO THE BUILDING OF

А

BRIDGE ACROSS THE

WEST SPRING

Cap.484

AN ACT

CONNECTICUT RIVER BETWEEN SPRINGFIELD AND

FIELD,

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 1900, 458, etc.,

SECTION 1. repealed.

Chapter four hundred and fifty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred, and chapter four hundred and twenty-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and one, relative to the building of a bridge across the Connecticut river between Springfield and West Springfield, are hereby repealed: provided, houever, that this repeal shall not affect the power and the duty of the county commissioners of the county of Ilampden to pay the compensation and expenses of the commissioners appointed under authority of said chapters,

Proviso.

after such compensation and expenses have been approved
by a justice of the supreme judicial court or of the
superior court as provided in said chapter four hundred
and fifty-eight; and provided, also, that the city of Proviso.
Springfield shall repay to the treasurer of said county of
Hampden the amount of the compensation and expenses
of the said commissioners approved as aforesaid.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- When to take ance by the city council of the city of Springfield.

Approved June 16, 1902.

effect.

Boston.

AN ACT TO EXTEND TO THE SEVERAL DISTRICTS OF THE CITY OF

Chap.485 BOSTON THE RIGHT OF LOCAL OPTION AS TO THE GRANTING OF

LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF INTOXICATING LIQUORS. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. For the purpose of determining the num- Right of local ber of licenses which may be issued for the sale of intoxi- paling to cating liquors in the city of Boston the said city is divided licenses for the territorially into eight districts, each district to be com- cating liquors posed of those wards and precincts the boundary lines of districts in which will most nearly coincide with the boundary lines of the districts as they existed when the districts were annexed to Boston.

SECTION 2. District Number One, to be known as the Districts. Boston District, shall include wards six, seven, eight, nine and twelve, and precincts one, two, three, four, five, six and seven of ward ten, and precincts one, two, three, four, five, six, seven and eight of ward eleven. District Number Two, to be known as the East Boston District, shall include wards one and two. District Number Three, to be known as the Charlestown District, shall include wards three, four and five. District Number Four, to be known as the South Boston District, shall include wards thirteen, fourteen and fifteen, and precinct one of ward sixteen. District Number Five, to be known as the Dorchester District, shall include wards twenty and twenty-four, and precincts two, three, four, five, six and seven of ward sixteen. District Number Six, to be known as the Roxbury District, shall include wards seventeen, eighteen, nineteen and twenty-one, precincts two, three, four and five of ward twenty-two, precincts eight and nine of ward ten, and precinct nine of ward eleven. District Number Seven, to be known as the West Roxbury District, shall

Article pro. viding for a vote upon the question to be inserted in warrant for annual city election.

Granting of licenses.

be composed of ward twenty-three and precincts one, six, seven and eight of ward twenty-two. District Number Eight, to be known as the Brighton District, shall be composed of ward twenty-five.

SECTION 3. There shall be inserted in the warrant for the annual city election for each of said districts, designated by its name, as established by section two, an article providing for a vote upon the question, “Shall licenses be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquors in this district ?" and the ballot shall be Yes” or “No” in answer to said question.

SECTION 4. If the majority of the votes cast at such an election upon the said license question in any of said districts numbered two, three, four, five, six, seven or eight shall be in the affirmative, the police commissioners of Boston may grant at their discretion licenses of the first five classes for the sale of intoxicating liquors in such district, and such licenses shall be exercised only in that district. The number of places so licensed in that district shall at no time exceed one for each one thousand of the population. In district number one, if a majority of the votes cast upon the license question shall be in the affirmative, the said police commissioners may grant licenses of the first five classes for the sale of intoxicating liquors, to be exercised only in that district; and at no time shall the number of places so licensed in said district exceed five hundred. In any of the said districts which vote to authorize the granting of licenses as herein provided, the police commissioners may issue licenses to clubs in the manner and upon the terms and conditions prescribed in section eighty-eight of chapter one hundred of the Revised Laws. All licenses granted hereunder shall be subject to all other conditions and restrictions of law relating to the sale of intoxicating liquors.

SECTION 5. All existing laws relating to balloting, the ballots cast, the return of votes, the preservation of the ballots and recounts, shall apply to the said districts, and all laws inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.

SECTION 6. This act shall be submitted to the voters of the city of Boston at the next annual state election, and if accepted by a majority of the voters voting thereon, it shall take effect as to the voting herein provided for at the city election in the year nineteen hundred and three; and as to licenses, at the end of the license year then current.

Approved June 19, 1902.

Certain provisions of law to apply, etc.

To be submitted to voters at annual state election, etc.

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