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personal supervision. The provisions of section twenty-
two of chapter one hundred, so far as they may be in-
consistent herewith, shall not apply to licenses issued
hereunder.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved April 18, 1902.

Chap.328 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF NATICK TO MAKE AN ADDI

TIONAL SEWERAGE LOAN.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: Town of Natick SECTION 1. The town of Natick, for the purpose of may make an additional new carrying out the provisions of chapter four hundred and erage loan, etc.

fifty-nine of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and
ninety-four, and for the purpose of extending its system
of sewerage and sewage disposal, is hereby authorized to
appropriate a sum of money not exceeding fifty thousand
dollars in addition to the amounts heretofore authorized
by law to be appropriated by it for sewerage purposes ;
and to raise the money so appropriated said town may
issue negotiable bonds, notes or scrip in accordance with
the provisions of said chapter: provided, that the whole
amount of money appropriated for said purposes by said
town under the authority of this act and of other acts shall
not exceed its legal limit of indebtedness by more than
three hundred thousand dollars.
| SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved April 22, 1902.

Proviso.

Chap.329

AN ACT TO CONFIRM THE ACTS OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE

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Proceedings of town meeting of Brewster confirmed.

TWO.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The proceedings of the town of Brewster
at its annual meeting in the year nineteen hundred and
two shall not be invalid by reason of any informality or
illegality in the choice of a moderator.
SECTION 2.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved April 22, 1902.

THE TOWN

OF

MARBLEHEAD

TO TAKE

cove for a com

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE

Chap.330 NICK'S COVE. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The town of Marblehead, for the purposes Town of of providing itself with an outlet for a town drain, and a may take Nick's common landing place, may take Nick's cove in said town,

mon landing in the manner provided by law for the taking of land for place, etc. highways, and may make such improvements in said cove, including the filling thereof in whole or in part, building and maintaining retaining walls, steps, floats or runways, as it may consider necessary or convenient for the purposes aforesaid, subject to the provisions of chapter ninetysix of the Revised Laws.

SECTION 2. The damages sustained by any person by Damages. reason of the taking or improving of Nick's cove, as aforesaid, shall be estimated in the manner provided by law in the case of land taken for laying out highways. SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved April 22, 1902.

WATER WORKS AND ISSUE ADDITIONAL BONDS.

.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF FALMOUTH TO EXTEND ITS

Chap.331 Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Section thirteen of chapter sixty-six of 1898, 88,9 13, the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-eight is hereby amended by striking out in the sixth line of said section, the words - one hundred and fifty", and inserting in place thereof the words : — one hundred and seventyfive,- so that the amount of bonds authorized by said section to be issued shall be one hundred and seventyfive thousand dollars.

SECTION 2. The town of Falmouth, after the purchase Town of Falof and payment for the franchise and corporate property issue additional of the Falmouth Water Company, may, for the purpose of bonde, ete. extending its water works, issue bonds to an amount not exceeding thirty thousand dollars in addition to the amount authorized by said section thirteen as amended by this act. Such bonds shall be of the form and subject to the provisions specified in said section thirteen. SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved April 22, 1902,

etc.

Chap.332 AN ACT TO ANNEX TERRITORY TO THE CITY OF FALL RIVER.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: Certain territory annexed to city SECTION 1. The territory lying westerly from and adof Fall River,

joining the city of Fall River, which was formerly of the
town of Tiverton in the state of Rhode Island but which,
upon the passage of chapter four hundred and seventy-six
of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-nine,
became part of this Commonwealth, shall be taken and
deemed to be a part of the city of Fall River, and said
territory and its inhabitants shall be under the control
and jurisdiction of the city of Fall River, and of the
courts, registry of deeds and all other departments of this
Commonwealth, as the city of Fall River and its inhabi-
tants now are.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect

upon

its

passage. Approved April 22, 1902.

Chap.333

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF CARVER TO BECOME AN

ASSOCIATE IN THE FORMATION OF THE PLYMOUTH, CARVER AND
WAREHAM STREET RAILWAY COMPANY AND TO HOLD SHARES OF

THE CAPITAL STOCK OR BONDS OF SAID COMPANY.

Carver and

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: Town of Carver

SECTION 1. The town of Carver is hereby authorized may become an associate in the to become an associate in the formation of the Plymouth, Plymouth, Carver and Wareham Street Railway Company, and to Wareham subscribe for and hold shares of the capital stock or bonds Street Railway Company, etc. of said company, to the amount and in the manner pro

vided for by sections forty-nine to fifty-four, both inclusive, of chapter one hundred and eleven of the Revised Laws with reference to subscriptions by towns for shares of the capital stock or securities of a railroad corporation, SECTION 2. This act shall take effect

upon

its

passage. Approved April 22, 1902.

Chap.334 AN ACT TO EXTEND THE TIME WITHIN WHICH

THE

WALTHAM

STREET RAILWAY COMPANY MAY CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE ITS

RAILWAY.

Time extended.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The time within which the Waltham Street Railway Company is authorized to construct and operate its railway is hereby extended to the first day of May in

the year nineteen hundred and three : provided, that Proviso.
nothing herein contained shall be construed to recognize
the validity of the original charter of said company, or
to make legal its original location in the city of Waltham
or any other location heretofore granted to said company.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. .

Approved April 22, 1902.

WEALTH.

laws, appointment.

duties.

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CORPORATION LAWS OF THE COMMON

Chap.335 Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The governor of the Commonwealth, Committee on with the advice and consent of the council, shall, within campo rapport thirty days after the passage of this act, appoint a committee of three persons, citizens of the Commonwealth, one of whom he shall designate as chairman, to be known as the committee on corporation laws.

SECTION 2. The said committee shall examine and Powers and consider the laws of the Commonwealth, in relation to the formation, taxation and conduct of all corporations, foreign or domestic, except municipal, banking and public service corporations. The committee shall compare the said laws, and their effect upon trade, commerce and manufactures, with the corresponding laws, and their effect, in other states and countries, especially in respect to matters of taxation, and shall consider and determine whether the corporation laws of other states or countries are more favorable than those of this Commonwealth to the growth of trade, commerce and manufactures, and if so, in what particulars. The committee shall further consider and determine what legislation, if any, is necessary to make the relations existing between the Commonwealth and said corporations more advantageous to the Commonwealth and to the public interest.

SECTION 3. The said committee may establish rules May establish and regulations for the conduct of its business, and shall ratione for the be provided with suitable quarters by the sergeant-at-arms conduct of its in the state house or elsewhere. It may employ experts play experts, and all necessary clerical and other assistance, and may incur such reasonable expenses, including travelling expenses, as may be authorized by the governor and council. Before incurring any expense the committee shall from time to time estimate its probable amount, and submit

investigation on or before January 1,

the estimate to the governor and council for their approval,

and no expense shall be incurred by the committee beyond Compensation. the amount so estimated and approved. The said com

mittee shall receive such remuneration as may be fixed by

the governor and council. To complete

SECTION 4. Said committee shall complete its inves

tigation on or before the first day of January in the year 1903, etc. nineteen hundred and three, and shall report the result

thereof, in print, to the general court, on or before the
second Wednesday in January in said year. If said com-
mittee recommends any legislation it shall accompany its
report with drafts of such bills as are necessary to carry
such recommendations into effect. The powers of said
committee shall terminate on said second Wednesday in
January.
SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved April 23, 1902.

Chap.336 An ACT RELATIVE TO CLERICAL ASSISTANCE IN THE OFFICE OF THE

ADJUTANT GENERAL.

R. L. 16, § 14, amended.

Salary of adjutant general, clerks, etc.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Section fourteen of chapter sixteen of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by striking out in the tenth line, the words six thousand three hundred ", and inserting in place thereof the words : - seven thousand one hundred, so as to read as follows: Section 14. The adjutant general shall receive a salary of three thousand six hundred dollars a year, and may employ five clerks, – one at a salary of twenty-two hundred dollars a year, a second clerk at a salary of sixteen hundred dollars a year, an additional clerk at a salary of two thousand dollars a year, and two at a salary of twelve hundred dollars each a year, - and a messenger at a salary of eight hundred dollars a year.

He may employ such additional clerks and other assistants as may be necessary in his department, and in the quartermaster's and ordnance bureau, at an expense in all not exceeding seven thousand one hundred dollars a year. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved April 23, 1902.

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