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Payment of loan.

purposes herein specified: provided, however, that, of the sum authorized to be borrowed pursuant to the provisions of this act, an amount not exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars shall be used and applied to the payment, cancellation, and discharge of a certain temporary loan duly and legally issued on August twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and fourteen, in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of certain bonds authorized to be issued for water department equipment.

SECTION 2. The said city shall, at the time of authorizing said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accordance with section one of this act; and when a vote to that effect has been passed a sum, which, with the income derived from water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual expense of operating its water works and the interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid by the city, and to make such payments on the principal as may be required under the provisions of this act, shall, without further vote, be assessed by the assessors of the city annually thereafter, in the same manner in which other taxes are assessed, until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is extinguished. SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 22, 1915.

Chap.196 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE RIGHTS OF CITIZENS OF THE CITY

OF SALEM WHO MAY BE RESIDING ELSEWHERE TEMPO

RARILY.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: Rights of

SECTION 1. Any citizen of Salem who was liable to citizens of Salem who may assessment by reason of his residence therein on the first be residing elsewhere day of April, nineteen hundred and fourteen, but who is temporarily.

temporarily residing in another city or town because of the destruction of his home in Salem by fire on the twenty-fifth or twenty-sixth day of June, nineteen hundred and fourteen, may continue to be assessed in Salem at his place of residence on said first day of April, and, if otherwise qualified in accordance with the provisions of chapter eight hundred and thirty-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen and duly registered as a voter of Salem, may vote in any election held in said city until the first day of January, nineteen hundred and sixteen, unless he has changed his legal domicile to some other city or town.

assessors.

SECTION 2. The assessors of the city of Salem shall Duties of assess all such persons who have not changed their domicile to another city or town in the same manner and to the same extent as if they were residing in Salem, and no such person shall be assessed a tax by any other city or town by reason of his temporary residence therein as aforesaid, if he is duly assessed in Salem under the provisions of this act. SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

. Approved March 22, 1915.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD TO RETIRE Chap.197

ARTHUR H. JONES.

H. Jones.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

The city of New Bedford, by vote of its city council, with City of New the approval of the mayor, is hereby authorized to retire retiro Arthur from active service, at one half the annual rate of compensation payable to him at the time of his retirement, to be paid out of the treasury of the city, Arthur H. Jones, a captain of the police department of the said city who is incapacitated for active duty: provided, however, that the said com- Proviso. pensation shall cease whenever the said Arthur H. Jones becomes physically able to engage in any occupation which will gain him a livelihood. Approved March 23, 1915.

South Fire and

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE BARNSTABLE SOUTH FIRE AND

Chap.198
WATER DISTRICT.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The inhabitants of Barnstable liable to Barnstable
taxation in that town and residing within the territory en- Water District,
closed by the following boundary lines, to wit:- Beginning established.
at the junction of the centre line of the creek joining Squaw
island and Nantucket sound, and running in a direction
nearly due east, by the centre line of said creek to a turn
in the creek northeast of Squaw island; thence running by
the line of said creek to its junction with Shore road; thence
running in a northwesterly direction to the centre line of
Herring brook at its junction with Wequaquet lake; thence
running in a southwesterly direction to the junction of
roads at the southwest corner of Oak Grove cemetery in
Centerville; thence running to a point on the centre line of
a road and distant eleven hundred feet from the centre line
of the county road measured by the centre line of said road,

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which road branches from the county road at a distance of Water District, seventy-eight hundred and twenty-seven feet from the

junction of Shore road from Craigville with said county road in the village of Centerville, and runs in a northeasterly direction between two ponds and is bounded by the estate of C. H. Lovell and Highaho farm; thence running due west to the shore of Great bay; thence running by the shore of Great bay to Nantucket sound; thence running by the shore of Nantucket sound to the point of beginning, -- shall constitute a fire and water district, and are hereby made a body corporate by the name of Barnstable South Fire and Water District; and said corporation, except as herein otherwise provided, shall have all the powers and be subject to all the duties and liabilities set forth in all general laws now or

hereafter in force relating to fire and water districts. May make SECTION 2. The said district may make contracts for the

purchase of engines and other apparatus and articles necessary for the extinguishment of fires, for hydrant and water service, for lighting of streets or public places, and for any other thing or things that may lawfully be done by said district.

SECTION 3. Said district may, at meetings called for the taxation. purpose, raise money by taxation for any of the purposes for

which fire districts may, under general laws now or hereafter in force, raise money, and for all other purposes necessary or

proper under the provisions of this act. First meeting.

SECTION 4. The first meeting of said district shall be called on petition of five or more legal voters therein, by warrant from the selectmen of the town of Barnstable, or from a justice of the peace directed to one of the petitioners, requiring him to give notice of the meeting by posting copies of said warrant in two or more public places in said district seven days at least before the time of the meeting. One of the petitioners shall preside at the meeting until a clerk is chosen and sworn, and the clerk shall preside until a moderator is chosen. The meeting may then proceed to act on

the other articles contained in the warrant. To be sub- SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance

by a majority of the legal voters of the district present and legal meeting

voting thereon at any legal meeting called for the purpose within three years after its passage, but the number of meetings so called in any one year shall not exceed three; and for the purpose of being submitted to the voters as aforesaid this act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 23, 1915.

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AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SALARIES AND Chap.199

EXPENSES OF THE BOARD OF PRISON COMMISSIONERS AND

FOR SUNDRY REFORMATORY EXPENSES.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations,
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth board isi prison
from the ordinary revenue, for the board of prison commis-
sioners, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit:-
For the salary of the chairman of the board, four thousand Chairman,

salary.
dollars.
For the salary of the deputy commissioner of prisons, Deputy

commissioner. twenty-five hundred dollars.

For the salary of the secretary, twenty-five hundred Secretary. dollars.

For clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding sixty-three Clerical hundred and eighty dollars.

For the salaries of agents, eighty-six hundred dollars. Agents.

For travelling expenses, a sum not exceeding four thousand Travelling dollars.

For incidental and contingent expenses, including printing Contingent and binding the annual report, a sum not exceeding thirty- expenses, etc. five hundred dollars.

For expenses incurred in removing prisoners to and from Removing state and county prisons, a sum not exceeding twenty-two

prisoners. hundred and fifty dollars.

Identification For expenses in connection with the identification of criminals, a sum not exceeding three thousand two hundred and fifty dollars.

For the salary of the agent for aiding discharged female Agent for prisoners, twelve hundred dollars.

For assistance to prisoners discharged from the state prisoners. prison, Massachusetts reformatory, prison camp and hospital, prisoners. and to discharged female prisoners, a sum not exceeding ten thousand five hundred dollars. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 23, 1915.

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Chap.200 An Act to CONFIRM CERTAIN ACTS OF THE TOWN OF WEST

NEWBURY.

of the town of

confirmed.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Certain acts SECTION 1. The acts and proceedings of the town of
West Newbury West Newbury at the annual town meeting in the current

year are hereby confirmed and made valid to the same
extent as if the election of the moderator of the meeting and
the other proceedings had been in strict compliance with
law.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 23, 1915.

Norfolk state hospital, maintenance.

Chap.201 An Act MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF

THE NORFOLK STATE HOSPITAL.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appropriated, to be paid for the maintenance of the Norfolk state hospital, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit:

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of the commonwealth, the sum of seven hundred sixty-two dollars and forty-five cents; and from the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum not exceeding one hundred seventeen thousand one hundred thirty-seven dollars and fifty-five cents. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 24, 1915.

School for the

maintenance.

Chap.202 An AcT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF

THE MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL FOR THE FEEBLE-MINDED.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: Massachusetts SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are approFeeble-Minded, priated, to be paid for the maintenance of the Massachusetts

School for the Feeble-Minded, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit:

From the receipts of said school now in the treasury of the commonwealth, the sum of nineteen thousand three hundred thirty-three dollars and twenty-six cents; and from the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary

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