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sented by revenue notes of the year nineteen hundred and
seventeen, is hereby authorized to incur indebtedness to that
amount and to issue notes of the town therefor. Such
notes shall be payable by such annual payments, beginning
not more than one year after the date of the first note issued,
as will extinguish the whole loan within five years from the
date of the first note issued, and the amount of the annual
payment in any year shall not be less than the amount of
the principal payable in any subsequent year. The said
notes shall bear on their face the words, Whitman Refunding
Loan, Act of 1918, and shall bear such rates of interest as
the treasurer and selectmen may determine. The amount
required to pay the interest and principal maturing each
year shall be raised by taxation, and shall, without further
action of the town, be assessed by the assessors in the same
manner as other taxes until the whole debt is extinguished.
The proceeds, except premiums, shall be used only for the
payment of revenue loans for the year nineteen hundred
and seventeen now outstanding.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 8, 1918.

Chap. 4 An Act TO VALIDATE THE CURRENT ANNUAL MEETING OF

THE TOWN OF WESTFORD, Be it enacted, etc., as follows: Town of SECTION 1. The annual meeting of the town of Westford, Westford, current annual to be held February eleventh of the current year, shall not meeting validated. be invalidated by reason of failure to post the warrant in accordance with the law and vote of said town, but may

be legally held as if said warrant had been properly and legally posted. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

. Approved February 8, 1918.

(1913, 522.) Chap. 5 AN ACT TO DEFER THE RETIREMENT OF JOHN BAKER.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: John Baker, SECTION 1. John Baker, employed as custodian of the deferred. military archives in the department of the adjutant general,

and engaged in the important work of indexing the archives, who, under chapter five hundred and twenty-two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, would be retired on March fifteenth, nineteen hundred and eighteen

retirement,

after thirty-three years of continuous service in the employ
of the commonwealth, may because the exigencies of the
service so require be retained by the adjutant general in
said service and work until March fifteenth, nineteen hun-
dred and twenty-one, and shall perform such other duties as
may be assigned to him. At retirement he shall be subject
to the provisions and entitled to the benefits of chapter five
hundred and thirty-two of the acts of the year nineteen
hundred and eleven and acts in amendment thereof and in
addition thereto, to the same extent as if his time of service
had not been extended.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 11, 1918.

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Smith.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF BOSTON TO PAY A SUM Chap. 6

OF MONEY TO GILBERT H. SMITH. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to City of Boston, pay to Gilbert H. Smith a sum not exceeding thirteen hun- Gilbert H. dred and thirty dollars and seventy-five cents to reimburse him for expenses incurred for legal and stenographic services incident to the trial of his suit against said city to obtain reinstatement in the office of building inspector, from which he had been removed without good cause; and said payment may be charged to the appropriation of the building department of said city. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 11, 1918.

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AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE TO RETIRE Chap. 7

AND PENSION ELLA A. LOTHROP.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The city of Cambridge is hereby authorized City of Camto retire Ella A. Lothrop, clerk in the office of the registrars ment of Ella A.

Lothrop. of voters, on an annual pension not exceeding the sum of four hundred and ninety-four dollars, this sum being one half of her annual compensation

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance to be subby vote of the city council of said city subject to the pro- council, etc. visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior Proviso. to the thirty-first day of December in the current year.

Approved February 11, 1918. (Accepted March 7, 1918.)

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Chap. 8 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD TO

PENSION HENRY C. RUSSELL. Be it enacted, etc., as follows: City of New SECTION 1. The city of New Bedford is hereby authorBedford may pension Henry ized to pay to Henry C. Russell, until recently employed in C. Russell.

the street department of that city and a veteran of the civil war, a pension equal to one half of the compensation which

he received from the city at the time of retirement. To be sub- SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptmitted to city council, etc. ance by vote of the city council of said city subject to the Proviso.

provisions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current year.

Approved February 11, 1918.

Stevens.

Chap. 9 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE TO PENSION

ELBRIDGE G. STEVENS. Be it enacted, etc., as follows: City of Cam- SECTION 1. The city of Cambridge is hereby authorized bridge may pension El

to retire, at his request, Elbridge G. Stevens, a cashier in bridge G.

the treasury department, on an annual pension equal to one half of the compensation paid to him at the time of his

retirement. To be sub- SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance mitted to city council, etc. by vote of the city council of said city subject to the proProviso.

visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current year.

Approved February 11, 1918. (Accepted February 21, 1918.)

Chap. 10 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD TO

PENSION DAVID A. COBB.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
City of New
Bedford may

SECTION 1. The city of New Bedford is hereby authorpension David ized to pay a pension of fifteen dollars a week, during his .

lifetime, to David A. Cobb, a member of the fire department who was permanently injured while in the performance

of his duty. To be sub- SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance mitted to city council, eto. by vote of the city council of said city subject to the proProviso.

visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current year.

Approved February 11, 1918.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF HOLYOKE TO PAY AN Chap. 11

ANNUITY TO THE WIDOW OF MICHAEL KELLEHER. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The city of Holyoke is hereby authorized to City of pay to the widow of Michael Kelleher, at the time of his pay an annuity death a member of the fire department of said city, a sum Michael

to widow of

Kelleher. not exceeding three hundred dollars a year for five years. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance to be sub

mitted to city by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- council, etc. visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current year.

Approved February 11, 1918. (Accepted March 6, 1918.)

Proviso.

Clifford.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF HOLYOKE TO PENSION Chap. 12

NELLIE' CLIFFORD. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The city of Holyoke is hereby authorized to City of retire Nellie Clifford, who has been an attendant at the Holyoke may Holyoke city farm for twenty-one years, on an annual pension of two hundred and sixty dollars, payable monthly.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- To be subvisions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior moitted to city to the thirty-first day of December in the current year.

Approved February 11, 1918. (Accepted March 13, 1918.)

, Proviso.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF QUINCY TO PENSION

Chap. 13 LAWRENCE KEEGAN. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The city of Quincy is hereby authorized to City of Quincy retire at his request Lawrence Keegan, a teamster in the may pension street department, on an annual pension equal to one half Keegan. of the average compensation paid to him during the two years next prior to his retirement.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance to be subby vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- muncil, etc.

mitted to city visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior Proviso. to the thirty-first day of December in the current year.

Approved February 11, 1918. (Accepted April 6, 1918.)

over Tremont street.

Chap. 14 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE HEIRS OF RANSOM C. TAYLOR

TO CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN A BRIDGE OVER TREMONT

STREET IN THE CITY OF WORCESTER.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
City of
Worcester may

SECTION 1. Upon petition, and after seven days' notice permit heirs of inserted in at least three newspapers published in the city Taylor to con- of Worcester, and a public hearing thereon, the board of struct bridge

aldermen of the city of Worcester may, by a two thirds vote, with the approval of the mayor, issue a permit to the heirs of Ransom C. Taylor, late of said Worcester, to build and maintain a bridge over Tremont street in said city, for the purpose of connecting the fifth stories of buildings occupied by them on opposite sides of the street, upon such conditions and subject to such restrictions as said board may prescribe. Any permit so issued may be revoked by vote of the board

of aldermen, with the approval of the mayor. Restrictions.

SECTION 2. Any bridge built under a permit granted as aforesaid shall be constructed and maintained at a height not less than eighteen feet above the grade line of the street and shall be not more than twelve feet in width, and no part of said bridge or of its supports shall rest on the surface

of the street. Damages, how

SECTION 3. Any person whose property is damaged by

3 paid, etc.

reason of the construction and maintenance of a bridge as
aforesaid may have the damages determined by a jury upon
petition filed in the superior court within one year after the
approval of the permit by the mayor, as above provided,
and when so determined shall be paid by the heirs of the
said Ransom C. Taylor.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 14, 1918.

11900, 51; 1907, 125; 1908, 119.) Chap. 15 An ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CROMPTON AND KNOWLES LOOM

WORKS TO MAINTAIN BRIDGES OVER WYMAN AND TAINTER

STREETS IN THE CITY OF WORCESTER.

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

SECTION 1. Upon petition and after seven days' notice Worcester may permit the inserted in at least three newspapers published in the city Crompton and Knowles Loom of Worcester, and a public hearing thereon, the board of Works to construct bridges

aldermen of the city of Worcester may, by a two thirds vote,

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