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Repeal.

Laws, and of all other acts relative to corporations organized for mechanical or manufacturing purposes, and may exercise the powers and shall be governed by the provisions and be subject to the liabilities set forth in said chapter and in said acts.

SECTION 4. Section two of the act of incorporation, being chapter one hundred and sixteen of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and forty-seven, and all other parts of said act which are inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed. SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved April 11, 1902.

Chap.294 An ACT

TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF BOSTON TO PAY A CERTAIN

SUM OF MONEY TO HONORA LEARY.

City of Boston may pay a cortain sum of money to mother of Michael J. Leary. Proviso.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to pay to Honora Leary, the mother of Michael J. Leary who died in the service of that city, a sum of money not exceeding one half of the annual salary of said Michael J. Leary: provided, that the sum hereby authorized to be paid shall not exceed the amount to which the said Michael J. Leary would have been entitled if he had lived and continued to serve the city until the first day of February next succeeding the date of his death. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved April 11, 1902.

Danvers and
Georgetown

Chap.295 AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE DANVERS AND GEORGETOWN STREET

RAILWAY COMPANY.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. William A. Butler, Ralph D. Hood, Essex
Street Railway S. Abbott, Charles H. Tuttle and John Cashman, their
Company in-
corporated.

associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation under the name of the Danvers and Georgetown Street Railway Company, with all the powers and privileges and subject to all the duties, liabilities and restrictions set forth in all general laws now or hereafter in force

relating to street railway companies. May construct, SECTION 2. Said company may locate, construct, etc., its railway

maintain and operate its railway, with a single or double track, in such manner as may be convenient, in part upon

in certain towne,

etc.

private land acquired by purchase or otherwise, and upon streets, highways or state roads in the towns of Danvers, Topsfield, Boxford and Georgetown, subject to the approval and control of the selectmen of said towns, as provided by general law, and subject also to the approval of the Massachusetts highway commission as to any part of said railway located upon a state highway. The location Location. of said railway outside the public streets and highways shall not exceed fifty feet in width, with convenient turnouts and switches.

SECTION 3. Said company may maintain and operate Motive power, its railway by any motive power other than steam, may, for all purposes necessary or incident to the construction, maintenance and operation of an electric street railway, generate, manufacture, use and transmit electricity in any city or town where it is now or may hereafter be entitled to operate a street railway, and for that purpose may erect and maintain poles, trolley, feed and stay wires and other devices for conducting electricity in, over and under any streets, highways, bridges and public ways in any city or town wherein it has been or may be authorized by the board of aldermen or by the selectmen to operate its railway, and upon and over any private land, with the consent of the owners thereof, and may sell to or purchase from any other street railway company electricity for the purposes aforesaid.

SECTION 4. The capital stock of the company shall Capital stock. not exceed one hundred thousand dollars, but the company may increase its capital stock in accordance with the general laws.

SECTION 5. Said company in order to meet expenses May issue incurred under this act may issue bonds payable within bonds, etc. periods not exceeding twenty years from the dates thereof, secured by mortgage of its franchise and property, in such amount as the board of railroad commissioners may approve, and subject to the general laws relative thereto; and in such mortgage may reserve to its directors the right to sell or otherwise in due course of business to dispose of property included therein which may become unsuitable for use, provided an equivalent in value is substituted therefor.

SECTION 6. Said company is hereby authorized to May be a comuse its tracks for the transportation of passengers and merchandere op their baggage, to be a common carrier of baggage and etc.

Provisos.

small parcels of merchandise, and to carry mails upon any street or highway, or over any private land upon which it may be authorized to construct its tracks as aforesaid : provided, however, that said company shall not so act in any city or town until authorized so to do by the aldermen or selectmen thereof; and provided, further, that said company shall in carrying baggage and small parcels of merchandise be subject to such by-laws and regulations as may from time to time be made by such city or town; and shall also be subject to the provisions of all laws relating to common carriers.

SECTION 7. The authority hereby granted shall cease if two miles of the proposed railway are not constructed and put in operation prior to the first day of December in the year nineteen hundred and three and if said railway is not constructed and in operation within four years after the granting of locations by the proper authorities. SECTION 8. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved April 11, 1902.

Authority to cease unless certain condi. tions are complied with.

Chap.296 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE HAMPSHIRE STREET RAILWAY COM

PANY TO CARRY FUEL AND SUPPLIES FOR ITS OWN USE AND TO

common carrier

etc.

Provisos,

ACT AS A COMMON CARRIER OF BAGGAGE, FREIGHT AND SMALL

PARCELS OF MERCHANDISE.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: May act as a

SECTION 1. The Hampshire Street Railway Company of merchandise, may, in the towns of Granby and South Hadley, act as a

common carrier of baggage, freight and small parcels of
merchandise, and carry fuel and supplies for its own use :
provided, however, that said company shall not so act in
any town until authorized so to do by the selectmen of
the town; and provided, further', that said company shall
in carrying baggage, freight and small parcels of mer-
chandise, and fuel and supplies for its own use, be sub-
ject in each town to such by-laws as may from time to
time be made by that town, and shall also be subject to
the provisions of chapter seventy of the Revised Laws
and of all other laws now or hereafter in force relating to
common carriers.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved April 11, 1902.

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE INSTRUCTION OF THE ADULT BLIND

Chap.297 AT THEIR HOMES BY THE PERKINS INSTITUTION AND MASSACHU

SETTS SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

There shall annually be allowed and paid out of the Instruction of treasury of the Commonwealth a sum not exceeding five their homes. thousand dollars, to be expended by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind for the instruction of the adult blind at their homes. It shall be the duty of said institution to make a detailed report each year to the state board of education of the expenditures under this act.

Approved April 11, 1902.

AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN COSTS AND EXPENSES IN PROCEED

Chap.298 INGS INCIDENT TO THE ABOLITION OF GRADE CROSSINGS. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Parties may be reimbursed for the cost Parties may be of service and publication of any petition brought for the costs, etc., in abolition of a grade crossing under chapter one hundred Incident 15 and eleven of the Revised Laws, and for the cost of entry grade crossings. of the same in the superior court, together with all costs of hearing before the superior or supreme judicial court, or before any auditor or master appointed by said courts; the said costs to be taxed as in other civil cases and apportioned as are other expenses provided for by section one hundred and fifty-one of said chapter.

SECTION 2. Parties incurring the expense of making Payment of plans by order of the commission appointed under section ing plans. one hundred and forty-nine of chapter one hundred and eleven, or for use in the superior or supreme judicial court concerning any grade crossing, the abolition of. which is petitioned for, may in the discretion of the court have the cost of such plans allowed and apportioned in the same manner as are other expenses provided for by section one hundred and fifty-one of said chapter. SECTION 3. This act shall take effect

upon
Approved April 11, 1902.

its passage.

Salary of clerk of municipal

Chap.299 AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE SALARY OF THE CLERK OF THE MU

NICIPAL COURT OF BROOKLINE.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

Section 1. The salary of the clerk of the municipal line established. court of Brookline shall be seven hundred and fifty dol

lars a year, to be so allowed from the first day of January
in the year nineteen hundred and two.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

. Approved April 11, 1902.

may pay a certaip sum of

of Frank A.

Chap.300 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF BOSTON TO PAY A CERTAIN

SUM OF MONEY TO LOUISE H. DREW.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
City of Boston

SECTION 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized

to to Louise II. Drew, widow of Frank A. Drew late money to widow

pay

an assessor of said city, a sum of money not exceeding Drew.

one half of the annual salary of said Frank A. Drew :
provided, that the sum hereby authorized to be paid shall
not exceed the amount to which the said Frank A. Drew
would have been entitled if he had lived and continued
to serve as such assessor until the first day of February
next succeeding the date of his death.
SECTION 2.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved April 11, 1902.

Proviso.

Chap.301 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF BOSTON TO PAY A CERTAIN

SUM OF MONEY TO KATE A. BELFORD.

City of Boston may pay a cer. tain sum of money to widow of Charles A. Belford.

Proviso.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to pay to Kate A. Belford, widow of Charles A. Belford late an employee of the clerk of committees department, a sum of money not exceeding one half of the annual salary of the said Charles A. Belford : provided, that the sum hereby authorized to be paid shall not exceed the amount to which the said Charles A. Belford would have been entitled if he had lived and continued to serve as such employee until the first day of February next succeeding the date of his death. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

. Approved April 11, 1902.

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