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and seventy-nine, and inserting in place thereof the following: Section 33F. If the defendant neglects to file an Dismissal of assignment of errors within the time specified in section Sub appeal,

when, etc. thirty-three D, the appeal shall be dismissed by the superior court as a matter of course, unless further time is granted by a justice of the supreme judicial court, and the judgment appealed from be affirmed. If the defendant neglects to take the necessary measures for the hearing of the cause in the supreme judicial court, a justice of said court may order that the appeal be dismissed and that the judgment appealed from be affirmed or make such other orders as may be necessary to the furtherance of justice.

SECTION 6. Section thirty-one of said chapter two hun- G. L. 278, $ 31, dred and seventy-eight, as amended by section two of said etc., amended. chapter two hundred and seventy-nine, is hereby further amended by striking out, in the seventh and eighth lines, the words "shall be governed by sections thirty-three A to thirty-three G, inclusive” and inserting in place thereof the words:-, or upon an indictment or complaint for any other felony by order of the justice of the superior court presiding at such proceedings or trial made subject to sections thirtythree A to thirty-three G, inclusive, shall be governed by said sections, and authority to make any such proceedings or trial subject to said sections is hereby granted to said presiding justice, so as to read as follows: Section 31. Exceptions by Exceptions may be alleged by a defendant in a criminal case criminal cases. who is aggrieved by an opinion, ruling, direction or judgment of the superior court rendered upon any question of law arising at the trial of such case or upon a motion for a new trial, but not upon a plea in abatement; provided, that Proviso. exceptions alleged in any proceedings or trial upon an indictment for murder or manslaughter, or upon an indictment or complaint for any other felony by order of the justice of the superior court presiding at such proceedings or trial made subject to sections thirty-three A to thirty-three G, inclusive, shall be governed by said sections, and authority to make any such proceedings or trial subject to said sections is hereby granted to said presiding justice, and no bill of exceptions shall be entered or considered in the supreme judicial court in any such proceedings or trial. The excep- Reduction tions shall be reduced to writing and filed with the clerk and miling, notice, notice thereof given to the commonwealth within three days etc. after the verdict or after the opinion, ruling, direction or judgment excepted to is given, unless a further time, not exceeding five days, except by consent of the district attorney, is allowed by the court. The clerk, immediately upon the Presentation filing of the exceptions, shall present them to the court, and allowance, etc. if, upon examination thereof by the presiding justice, they are found conformable to the truth, they shall be allowed by him. In all cases, the district attorney shall have an District opportunity to be heard concerning the allowance of such be heard, etc. exceptions. The provisions of sections one hundred and Certain profifteen to one hundred and seventeen, inclusive, of chapter to apply, etc.

etc., amended.

error in

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two hundred and thirty-one, so far as appropriate, shall

apply to exceptions taken in criminal cases.
G. L. 250, $ 11, SECTION 7. Section eleven of chapter two hundred and

fifty of the General Laws, as amended by section three of
said chapter two hundred and seventy-nine, is hereby
further amended by inserting after the word "manslaughter"
in the second line the words:-, or any other felony made
subject to sections thirty-three A to thirty-three G, in-
clusive, of chapter two hundred and seventy-eight as pro-

vided in section thirty-one of said chapter, - so as to read Writs of as follows:

- Section 11. A writ of error upon a judgment criminal cases,

for a capital crime, murder in the second degree or manissue, etc. slaughter, or any other felony made subject to sections

thirty-three A to thirty-three G, inclusive, of chapter two
hundred and seventy-eight as provided in section thirty-one
of said chapter, shall not issue, unless allowed by a justice
of the supreme judicial court after notice to the attorney
general or other attorney for the commonwealth; but a
writ of error upon a judgment in any other criminal case
shall issue as of course, but it shall not stay or delay the
execution of the judgment or sentence, unless by an express
order of a justice of the supreme judicial court, who may
make a further order for the custody of the plaintiff in

error or for releasing him on bail.
G. L. 211, $ 7, SECTION 8. Chapter two hundred and eleven of the

General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section Questions of

seven and inserting in place thereof the following: - Sec

tion 7. Unless the court for cause shown directs other-
judicial court, wise, questions of law in criminal cases which are entered
when to be
argued.

upon the docket of the full court shall be argued in their
order and before any civil cases are argued, and thereafter
questions of law in civil cases which are entered upon said
docket shall, when reached, be argued in their order if either
party is ready. But no party shall be compelled to be ready
for argument within ten days after the question has been
duly reserved of record in the court in which the case is

pending.
G. L. 211, $ 12, SECTION 9. Said chapter two hundred and eleven is
amended.

hereby further amended by striking out section twelve and Law sitting inserting in place thereof the following: - Section 12. A of supreme judicial court

law sitting of the court for the commonwealth shall be held

annually at Boston on the first Wednesday of January and monwealth.

may be adjourned to places and times most conducive to
the despatch of business and to the interests of the public.
At such sitting, questions of law arising in criminal cases in
any county in the commonwealth, questions of law arising
in civil cases in the counties of Barnstable, Essex, Middlesex,
Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk, and, by consent of the
parties filed in the case, such questions arising in civil cases
in other counties, and such questions for which no other

provision is made, shall be entered and determined.
G. L. 211, $ 15, SECTION 10. Said chapter two hundred and eleven, as

amended in section fifteen by section five of said chapter

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two hundred and seventy-nine, is hereby further amended by striking out said section fifteen and inserting in place thereof the following: - Section 15. The exceptions alleged Exceptions at the trial of a criminal case in any county, not subject to trial of certain the provisions of sections thirty-three A to thirty-three G, entry and de inclusive, of chapter two hundred and seventy-eight in terminac accordance with said provisions or not made subject thereto by order of a justice of the superior court in accordance with section thirty-one of said chapter, may be entered and determined either at the law sitting of the supreme judicial court held for the county in which they arise, or, upon the order of the justice presiding at the trial, at the sitting of the court for the commonwealth including an adjourned sitting.

SECTION 11. This act shall take effect on September Effective first, nineteen hundred and twenty-six, but shall not apply date: to felony cases commenced upon indictments returned and application. filed in court before said date, or to criminal cases commenced upon complaint and appealed to the superior court before said date.

Approved May 8, 1926.

An Act AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS TO DESIG- Chap.330

NATE CERTAIN STATE HIGHWAYS AS THROUGH WAYS AND
TO REGULATE TRAFFIC AT INTERSECTIONS OF SUCH THROUGH

WAYS WITH OTHER WAYS.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Section eight of chapter eighty-nine of the G. L. 89, $ 8, General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the amended. first line, the word “Every” and inserting in place thereof the following: — Except as provided in the following section, every,

so as to read as follows: Section 8. Except Right of way as provided in the following section, every driver of a motor ways. or other vehicle approaching an intersecting way, as defined in section one of chapter ninety, shall grant the right of way, at the point of intersection to vehicles approaching from his right, provided that such vehicles are arriving at the point of Proviso. intersection at approximately the same instant; except that whenever traffic officers are standing at such intersection they shall have the right to regulate traffic thereat.

SECTION 2. Said chapter eighty-nine is hereby further G. L. 89, amended by adding at the end thereof the following new end thereof. section: -- Section 9. For the purposes of this section, the Designation division of highways of the department of public works of a certain

state highways may from time to time designate certain state highways as as through through ways, and may after notice revoke any such designation. Every vehicle approaching on a through way the Regulation of point of its intersection with a way other than a through intersections way so as to arrive at such point at approximately the same of such

through ways instant as a vehicle approaching on such other way shall as with other against such other vehicle have the right of way, and every ways. vehicle immediately before entering or crossing a through

ways.

way at its point of intersection with another way shall first Proviso. come to a full stop, provided that whenever a traffic officer

is stationed at such point be shall have the right to regulate Warning signs traffic thereat. No such designation of a through way shall be erected, etc. become effective as to regulation of traffic at such a point

of intersection until the division shall have caused suitable

warning signs and signals to be erected at or near such Way joining point. For the purposes of this section, a way joining a through way at angle through way at an angle, whether or not it crosses the same, deemed to

shall be deemed to intersect it, and the word "way”, unless intersect it, etc. the context otherwise requires shall include a through or

Approved May 8, 1926.

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other way.

Middlesex county treasurer may borrow money, etc.

Chap.331 AN ACT TO ENABLE THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE

COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AT THE
HEATING, LIGHT AND POWER PLANT AT THE HOUSE OF COR-

RECTION AT CAMBRIDGE.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: Improvements to heating,

SECTION 1. For the purpose of making improvements to light and

the heating, light and power plant at the house of correction
power plant
at house of at Cambridge in the county of Middlesex, the county com-
correction at
Cambridge.

missioners of said county may make additions, alter, remodel
and equip said heating, light and power plant and do all
things incidental to said purpose.

SECTION 2. For the purposes aforesaid, the county
treasurer of said county, with the approval of the county
commissioners, may borrow from time to time, on the credit
of the county, such sums as may be necessary, not exceed-
ing, in the aggregate, one hundred and seventy-five thou-

sand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes of the county Middlesex County

therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Middlesex
Building Im- County Building Improvement Loan, Act of 1926. Each
provement
Loan, Act of authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such
1926.

loans shall be payable in not more than five years from their
dates. Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the treasurer
of the county and countersigned by a majority of the county
commissioners. The county may sell the said securities at
public or private sale upon such terms and conditions as the
county commissioners may deem proper, but not for less
than their par value. Indebtedness incurred under this
act shall, except as herein provided, be subject to chapter
thirty-five of the General Laws.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance
by the county commissioners of the county of Middlesex;
provided, that such acceptance occurs during the current
year.

Approved May 8, 1926.

Submission
to Middle-
sex county
commissioners.
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An Act AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY OF DUKES COUNTY To Chap.332

BORROW MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONTRIBUTING TO
THE COST OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF A HIGHWAY BETWEEN

VINEYARD HAVEN AND EDGARTOWN.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. For the purpose of contributing to the cost Dukes County of construction by the state department of public works of money for cona highway between Vineyard Haven and Edgartown, the tributing to county commissioners of the county of Dukes County may struction of from time to time borrow upon the credit of the county such tween Vineyard sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, Edgartown. forty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes of the county therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Dukes County Highway Loan, Act of 1926. Each au- Dukes County thorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such Act of 1926. loans shall be payable in not more than five years from their dates. Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the treasurer of the county and countersigned by a majority of the county commissioners. The county may sell the said securities at public or private sale upon such terms and conditions as the county commissioners may deem proper, but not for less than their par value. Indebtedness incurred hereunder shall, except as herein provided, be subject to chapter thirty-five of the General Laws.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to by the county commissioners of the county of Dukes County; missioners of provided, that such acceptance occurs during the current Dukes County. year; but so much thereof as authorizes its acceptance shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved May 8, 1926.

Proviso.

AN ACT RELATIVE TO STATE REIMBURSEMENT TO CERTAIN

Chap.333 TOWNS FROM THE INCOME TAX AND MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL FUND.

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would in part Emergency defeat its purpose in that its provisions would not be available for use in the current year, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Chapter seventy of the General Laws, as G. L. 70. $ 4, amended in section four by section two of chapter four etc., amended. hundred and twenty of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, is hereby further amended by striking out said section four and inserting in place thereof the following:

Section 4. Every town in which the proportionate Supplementary amount paid by such town of every million dollars of state bursement to tax as established by the last preceding valuation made for certain towns

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