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W. Southwick, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the Millville Cemetery Association, for the purpose of acquiring and maintaining as a burial ground certain land in the town of Blackstone now used for that purpose, situated on the east side of Central street in that part of Blackstone called Millville, and near the state line, containing about five acres, bounded northerly, easterly and southerly by land now or late of Russel Wilson, and westerly by said street, subject to the rights of any person holding an estate or interest in the said land under the original proprietors or otherwise ; and also any additional land in the town of Blackstone that may be necessary for the said purpose. Said corporation shall have all the powers and privileges and be subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities set forth in all general laws now or hereafter. in force relating to such corporations, except as herein otherwise provided.

SECTION 2. The first meeting of the said corporation shall be held on the second Monday of June in the year nineteen hundred and two, at two o'clock in the afternoon, at the house of Willard Wilson in said Millville. At such meeting the incorporators may organize by the choice of a temporary chairman and clerk, and may adopt by-laws; and they may proceed at such meeting, or at a subsequent meeting called in accordance with the by-laws, to make a permanent organization of the corporation, and to elect

such officers as may be necessary. Gifts, bequests,

SECTION 3. Said corporation may purchase from time to time, and may take by devise or gift, and hold so much real and personal estate as may be necessary for its purposes as a cemetery corporation. Said corporation may also hold in trust any money or other property given or bequeathed for the care, embellishment or extension of its cemetery, or for the care or embellishment of any lot therein, or for the care, repair, preservation or renewal of any monument, tomb, fence or other structure therein, or for planting a lot or its vicinity with trees or shrubs; and when such gift or bequest is made the said corporation shall give to the person making the same, or to his representative, an obligation, upon such conditions as may be agreed upon, binding the corporation to fulfil the

terms of the trust. Fale and care of

SECTION 4. The said corporation may lay out its real

etc.

lots, etc.

estate, or any part thereof, in lots; and may sell the same
or grant rights of burial therein, and rights of erecting
tombs, monuments or other structures thereon, and of
caring for and ornamenting the same, upon such terms,
conditions and regulations as it may prescribe. All in-
come received by the said corporation, the use of which is
not determined by a trust, shall be applied exclusively to
the care, maintenance, improvement and embellishment of
its cemetery and the structures therein, or to the purchase
of additional land for cemetery purposes.
SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 26, 1902.

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE WAIVING OF CERTAIN CLAIMS AGAINST

Chap.216

BURIAL OF

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE
DECEASED SOLDIERS AND SAILORS.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The commissioners of state aid are hereby Certain claims authorized and directed to waive all claims on the part United States to of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts against the United be waived. States for the whole or any part of a pension accrued at the date of the death of any pensioner, or of a pension application for which is pending at the date of the death of any person entitled to a pension, in cases where the Commonwealth has, since the fourth day of June, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, contributed to the expense of burial of such pensioner or person. SECTION 2. *This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 26, 1902.

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DRAWING DOWN OF THE WATER OF THE CHARLES RIVER AT

CERTAIN SEASONS OF THE YEAR.

.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Section two of chapter five hundred and 1901, 529, $ 2, twenty-nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and one, entitled “ An Act to prohibit the drawing down, of the water of the Charles river at certain seasons of the year”, is hereby amended by striking out the words “passage of this act”, at the end thereof, and inserting in place thereof the words : — acceptance of this act by

Damages.

Proviso.

the town of Natick as provided for in section four of this act, so as to read as follows:

Section 2. Any person or corporation damaged in their property by the provisions of this act shall be entitled to recover the same, in equal shares, from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the town of Natick, in the same manner as is provided for the recovery of damages occasioned by the taking of land in the laying out of highways : provided, however, that no action shall be brought hereunder to recover said damages after a period of two years from the acceptance of this act by the town of Natick as provided for in section four of this act. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 26, 1902

Chap.218 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF IPSWICH TO PAY A CERTAIN

SUM OF MONEY TO THE ESTATE OF GEORGE P. SMITH.

1900, 336, $1, amended.

wich may pay &

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

Section 1. Section one of chapter three hundred and thirty-six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred is hereby amended by inserting after the words “George P. Smith”, in the second line, the words : - or to the

estate of George P. Smith, --so as to read as follows:Town of Ips.

Section 1. The town of Ipswich is hereby authorized to to the widow or pay to Olive P. Smith, widow of George P. Smith, or

to the estate of George P. Smith, a sum of money on
account of injuries received by him on the eighteenth
day of April in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-
five, while assisting a police officer of said town in making
an arrest.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 26, 1902.

estate of George P. Smith.

Chap.219 Ax ACT RELATIVE TO THE MANUFACTURERS MUTUAL CASUALTY

COMPANY.

Iesue of policies
by the Manu.
facturers
Mutual Casualty
Company.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The period during which the Manufacturers Mutual Casualty Company, incorporated by chapter ninety-nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred, is authorized by general law to begin to issue policies is hereby extended so that said company may begin to issue policies at any time prior to the first day of February in

the year

nineteen hundred and three, subject to the provisions of its act of incorporation. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 26, 1902.

etc.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF REVERE TO REFUND A PART

Chap.220 OF ITS INDEBTEDNESS. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The town of Revere is hereby authorized Town of Revere to refund a part of its present indebtedness, and for that bouds or scrip, purpose may issue notes, bonds or scrip to an amount not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, payable in such proportionate annual payments as will extinguish the same within the twenty years following the passage of this act, and bearing interest, payable semi-annually, at a rate not exceeding four per cent per annum.

Such notes, bonds or scrip shall be signed by the treasurer and countersigned by the selectmen of the town, and may be sold or negotiated at public or private sale, and the proceeds shall be used to discharge an equal amount of the existing debt of the town, and for no other purpose; but the purchasers thereof shall not be responsible for the application of the proceeds. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 26, 1902.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE PERKINS STREET BAPTIST SOCIETY IN

Chap.221 SOMERVILLE TO CHANGE ITS NAME TO THE EAST SOMERVILLE

BAPTIST SOCIETY IN SOMERVILLE. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The Perkins Street Baptist Society in The Perkins Somerville is hereby authorized to change its name to Society in Somthe East Somerville Baptist Society in Somerville.

change its SECTION 2. This act shall take effect

upon

its

passage. Approved March 26, 1902.

erville may

name.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF METHUEN TO PAY A SCM OF

Clap.222 MONEY TO THE FATHER OR GUARDIAN OF ERNEST H. GAUNT. Be it enacted, etc., as follows: SECTION 1. The town of Methuen is hereby authorized Town of

Methuen may to raise by taxation and to pay to Henry Gaunt, father pay a sum of of Ernest H. Gaunt, a minor, for the benefit of the said fiber to the

guardian of Ernest H. Gaunt.

minor, or to a legal guardian of the said minor, the sum
of twenty-five hundred dollars. The payment of said
sum shall be in full compensation for injuries received
by the said minor during the performance of a chemical
experiment in the high school of the said town.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 26, 1902.

LINE OF

Boundary line
of burial ground
belonging to
the First Con.
gregational
Hociety in
Bridgewater
may be changed.

Chap.223 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE A CHANGE IN THE BOUNDARY

THE BURIAL GROUND BELONGING TO THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL

SOCIETY IN BRIDGEWATER.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The First Congregational Society in
Bridgewater is hereby authorized to change a part of
the boundary line of its burial ground in the town of
Bridgewater at the northeast corner of said burial ground
on Summer street, so that the curve of the new boundary
line shall come nine feet within the outer limit of the
curve of the existing boundary line, and shall extend in
both directions from this point to the straight part of the
boundary line, as shown on a plan to be filed in the office
of the town clerk of Bridgewater. That part of the
burial ground lying between said new boundary line and
the old boundary line may hereafter be used for improv-
ing the condition of the highway adjacent to the burial
ground, upon a vote to that effect of the First Congre-
gational Society, and upon the acceptance of the afore-
said plot of ground by the town of Bridgewater as a
public highway.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 26, 1902.

Construction, etc., of bridges

Chap.224

AN ACT RELATIVE TO BOSTON BRIDGES.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Subject to the approval of the board of in Boston, etc. harbor and land commissioners the city of Boston and

any other city or town between which and the city of Boston any bridge has heretofore been built or authorized to be built, or between which and the city of Boston any bridge shall hereafter be authorized to be built, may widen any such bridge to a width not exceeding one hundred and five fect, may widen the draw openings thereof,

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