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which he would have been entitled had he lived and con-
tinued to work for the city until the first day of May in
the year nineteen hundred and two.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 19, 1902.

Chap.201 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR SALARIES AND EXPENSES AT

THE STATE FARM. Be it enacted, etc., as follows: Appropriations.

SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes specified, for the year ending on the thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and two, to wit:

For salaries, wages and labor at the state farm, a sum

not exceeding forty-six thousand dollars. Expenses.

For other current expenses at the state farm, a sum not exceeding one hundred and twenty-two thousand dollars. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 19, 1902.

State Farm.

Bristol County
Agricultural
Society

Chap.202 AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE PAYMENT OF A CERTAIN BOUNTY TO

THE BRISTOL COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. There shall be allowed and paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth to the Bristol County Agricultural Society, located at Taunton, the sum of six hundred dollars, being the amount to which the society was entitled for the year nineteen hundred and one, in accordance with the provisions of section one of chapter one hundred and twenty-four of the Revised Laws. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 19, 1902.

AN

FOR

THE MASSACHUSETTS

Chap.203 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATION

STATE FIREMEN'S ASSOCIATION.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The sum of twelve thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the

Massachusetts
State Firemen's
Association.

Massachusetts State Firemen's Association, as provided
for by chapter one hundred and eight of the acts of the
year nineteen hundred and two.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect

upon

its

passage. Approved March 19, 1902.

THE OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL.

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AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR SALARIES AND EXPENSES IN

Chap.204 Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are ap- Appropriations. propriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and expenses in the office of the state fire marshal from January first to May first of the present year, to wit:

For the salary of the state fire marshal, fifteen hundred State fire mardollars.

For the salary of the deputy fire marshal, eight hun- Deputy. dred thirty-three dollars and thirty-three cents.

For salaries of the clerk, aids, stenographers and mes- Aids, clerk, senger in the office of the state fire marshal, a sum not exceeding fifty-two hundred dollars. For travelling, contingent and incidental expenses,

the Travelling same to include the services and

expenses of

persons employed in secret investigations under the direction of the state fire marshal, and fees of witnesses, a sum not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars.

For postage, printing, stationery, telephone, telegrams omice expenses. and incidental and contingent office expenses of the state fire marshal, a sum not exceeding nine hundred dollars. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 19, 1902.

etc.

expenses.

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE REMOVAL OF SNOW AND ICE FROM

Clap.205 SIDEWALKS IN TOWNS. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Any town, the population of which ex- Certain towns ceeds three thousand, which shall adopt the provisions the removal of of this act at an annual town meeting, or at a special

from sidewalks. meeting called for that purpose, may annually appropriate and expend money for the removal of snow and ice from its permanent sidewalks constructed of brick, stone, cement, concrete or asphalt, and may provide that the

enow and ice

Certain persons may procure

board of assessors may assess upon the estates abutting on said sidewalks, from which snow or ice has thus been removed, the whole or any part of the cost of such removal; and the amount of such assessment upon each estate, unless previously paid, shall be certified by the board of assessors to the collector of taxes of the town, who shall include the same in the next tax bill issued for an annual tax upon such estate, and the same shall be a lien upon such estate, and shall be considered as part of, and shall be levied, collected and paid or abated in the same manner as, the town taxes on real estate.

SECTION 2. Any person, or the agent of any person, exemption from owning an estate abutting on any sidewalk as aforesaid,

may, on or before the first day of November in any year,
procure the exemption of such estate from the assessment
aforesaid for the following year by a stipulation in writing
with the selectmen that he will remove snow and ice from
the sidewalk on which the estate abuts, at such time and
in such manner as the selectmen or road commissioners
shall direct; and if he fails to fulfil his stipulation the
assessment above provided for shall be made and col-
lected as if no such stipulation had been made.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 19, 1902.

Assessment, etc.

RELATIVE TO DISEASES DANGEROUS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH.

Cities and towns having isolation

towns.

Chap.200 AN ACT

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The board of health of any city or town hospitals may which has established or which may hereafter establish from adjoining within its limits a hospital for the reception of persons

having smallpox or any other disease dangerous to the public health, may receive for care and treatment in such hospital persons from an adjoining town who are infected with any of said diseases, provided the approval of the board of health of the city or town into which such persons are to be taken shall first have been obtained.

SECTION 2. Section forty-six of chapter seventy-five of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by adding thereto the following words : — The removal authorized by this section may be made to any hospital in an adjoining city or town established for the reception of persons having smallpox or other disease dangerous to the public health, provided the assent of the board of health of the city or

R. L. 75, $ 46, amended.

move persons

town to which such removal is to be made shall first have been obtained, so as to read as follows:- Section 46. Warrant to reA magistrate authorized to issue warrants in criminal cases infected with may issue a warrant directed to the sheriff of the county disease, etc. or his deputy, or to any constable or police officer, requiring them under the direction of the board to remove any person who is infected with contagious disease, or to impress and take up convenient houses, lodging, nurses, attendants and other necessaries. The removal authorized by this section may be made to any hospital in an adjoining city or town established for the reception of persons having smallpox or other disease dangerous to the public health, provided the assent of the board of health of the city or town to which such removal is to be made shall first have been obtained.

Approved March 19, 1902.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE NEW BEDFORD AND ONSET STREET

NEW BEDFORD AND ONSET STREET Chap.207 RAILWAY COMPANY TO EXERCISE ITS CORPORATE POWERS IN THE

TOWN OF FAIRHAVEN AND IN THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The New Bedford and Onset Street Rail- The New Bed. way Company may enter upon, use and operate upon Street Railway and over such parts of the railway of the Union Street operate in Fair

. Railway Company in the town of Fairhaven and in the Bedford, etc. city of New Bedford, and under such terms as to the conditions of such entry, use and operation, and the compensation to be paid therefor, as said companies may from time to time agree upon: provided, however, that such Proviso. entry, use or operation shall not take place in the town of Fairhaven until authorized by the selectmen of that town, nor in the city of New Bedford until authorized by the board of public works of that city, and neither in said town or city until also authorized by the board of railroad commissioners. And said New Bedford and certain provi. Onset Street Railway Company in such entry, use and apply. operation shall have all the powers and be subject to all the duties and limitations set forth in chapter one hundred and thirty-two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and one, and in all other laws applicable hereto. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 25, 1902.

sions of law to

Chap.208 An Act MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE MASSACHUSETTS CHARI

TABLE EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY AND THE LOWELL TEXTILE
SCHOOL, AND FOR SUNDRY MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES AUTHOR-
IZED BY LAW.

Bulletin of com

court of Lowell.

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

SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes specified in certain acts and resolves of the present year, and for certain other expenses authorized by law, to

wit: Revised Laws.

For printing and distributing additional copies of the Revised Laws, as authorized by chapter one of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding thirteen

hundred dollars. mittee hearings.

For expenses in connection with the publication of the bulletin of committee hearings, as authorized by chapter three of the resolves of the present year, a sum not ex

ceeding thirty-five hundred dollars. Clerk of police

For the clerk of the police court of Lowell, as authorized by chapter six of the resolves of the present year, the sum of three hundred dollars.

For the Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, as authorized by chapter seven of the resolves of the present year, the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars.

For the wife of Alexander McDonald, as authorized by chapter eleven of the resolves of the present year, the sum of forty-seven dollars and one cent.

For certain improvements at the state normal school at ingham, Framingham, as authorized by chapter twelve of the re

solves of the present year, a sum not exceeding sixty-five hundred dollars.

For Ellen Ford, as authorized by chapter thirteen of the resolves of the present year, the sum of five hundred

dollars. Compensation,

For compensation and expenses of a committee ap

pointed to determine whether compensation should be 101, 1901.

paid to the towns of Clinton, Sterling and Holden by reason of the construction of the Wachusett reservoir by the metropolitan water and sewerage board, as authorized by chapter one hundred and one of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and one, a sum not exceeding thirty-three hundred dollars.

Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirin. ary.

Wife of Alexander McDonald.

State normal school at Fram.

Ellen Ford.

etc., of committee appointed under resolve

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