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Rent of office.

For rent of office, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand five hundred and eighty dollars. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect

upon

its

passage. Approved February 15, 1915.

(Sp. Laws, Vol. 2, p. 283; 1845, 117; 1846, 206; 1847, 168; 1855, 293; 1857, 74; 1894, 483;

1895, 305.] Chap. 61 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TAKING OF STONES, SAND AND

GRAVEL FROM CERTAIN BEACHES. Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 1845, 117, repealed.

SECTION 1. Chapter one hundred and seventeen of the Taking of

acts of the year eighteen hundred and forty-five which stones, etc.,

prohibits the removal of stones, gravel or sand from certain beaches.

beaches in the town of Chelsea, is hereby repealed; but this repeal shall not affect the jurisdiction or authority of the metropolitan park commission in regard to any beach. SECTION 2.' This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 15, 1915.

from certain

of Groton

[1893, 94; 1903, 208; 1914, 92.) Chap. 62 An Act TO VALIDATE THE ACTS OF THE TRUSTEES OF GROTON

SCHOOL.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Acts of Trustees

SECTION 1. All the acts of the Trustees of Groton School School, purporting to be acts of a corporation of that name, done validated.

under and by virtue of chapter ninety-four of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-three, chapter two hundred and eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and three, and chapter ninety-two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, and being within the powers intended to be conferred by said statutes, are hereby ratified and confirmed as legal acts of said corporation, notwithstanding the failure of the corporators named in said chapter ninety-four to organize within the time fixed by law; and the said corporators, or the persons now acting as successors to said corporators, are hereby authorized to organize according to the general laws now applicable to such corporations, with the same effect as if said organization had

been effected within two years after the passage of said Proviso. chapter ninety-four: provided, that nothing herein shall

affect any rights or remedies of any person arising out of

the failure of the corporators named in said chapter ninety-
four to organize as required by law.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 15, 1915.

(1911, 413; 1913, 367; 1914, 765.) AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE RETIREMENT FUND FOR LABORERS Chap. 63

EMPLOYED BY THE CITY OF BOSTON. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Section two of chapter four hundred and 1911, 413, $ 2, thirteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, as amended by section two of chapter three hundred and sixty-seven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen and by section one of chapter seven hundred and sixtyfive of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word "city", in the eighteenth line, the words: - who has been in the service of the city continuously for a period of not less than fifteen years and, — so as to read as follows: Section 2. Any laborer employed by the city of Boston Retirement who has reached the age of sixty years and who has been in laborers the service of the city for a period of not less than twenty- the city of

employed by five years, and who is physically incapacitated, sball, at his Boston. request and with the approval of the retirement board above provided for, be retired from service, and shall receive for the remainder of his life an annual pension equal to one half of the compensation to which he would have been entitled for full employment during the last year of his service for the city; but in no case shall such pension exceed in amount the sum of three hundred and sixty dollars per year. It shall be the duty of the said board so to retire any laborer in the service of the city who has reached the age of seventy years and has served the city for a period of not less than twenty-five years: provided, however, that said retirement Proviso. board may, upon the request of the mayor and city council, retire any laborer employed by said city who has been in the service of the city continuously for a period of not less than fifteen years and who, owing to injury, physical incompetency, old age or infirmity, may be incapacitated from further performance or discharge of bis duty or labor. SECTION 2.' This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 16, 1915.

may pay a

William

Chap. 64 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF BOSTON TO PAY A

PENSION TO THE WIDOW OF WILLIAM MAGNER.

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

SECTION 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to pension to the pay to the widow of William Magner an annual pension

of not less than three hundred dollars so long as she lives Magner.

and remains unmarried, the said William Magner having formerly been a member of the fire department of the city of Boston and his death having occurred in consequence of an injury received by him in the course of his employment

as a fireman. Time of taking SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept

ance by the city council, with the approval of the mayor of the city of Boston.

Approved February 16, 1915.

effect.

(1914, 680.) Chap. 65 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE APPROVAL OF MUNICIPAL EX

PENDITURES IN THE CITY OF ATTLEBORO.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 1914, 680, 835, amended.

SECTION 1. Section thirty-five of chapter six hundred and eighty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby amended by striking out all after the word "made", in the seventeenth line, and inserting in place thereof the following: - Every bill, pay roll or voucher covering an expenditure of money shall be approved by the signatures thereon of a majority of the board, department or committee having control of, or incurring the expenditure; and after such approval, the bills, pay rolls

or vouchers shall be turned over to the city auditor, - so Approval of

as to read as follows:- Section 35. No sum appropriated municipal expenditures

for a specific purpose shall be expended for any other purpose; in the city of and no expenditures shall be made or liability incurred by Attleboro.

or in behalf of the city, until an appropriation has been duly voted by the municipal council, sufficient to meet such expenditures or liability, together with all prior unpaid liabilities which are payable out of such appropriation, except in accordance with the written recommendation of the mayor to the municipal council, approved by a majority of the whole municipal council, the vote to be taken by yeas and nays: provided, however, that after the expiration of the financial year and until the passage of the annual

Proviso.

appropriations, the mayor may authorize each of the administrative officers and boards to incur liabilities to an amount not exceeding one fifth of the total sum appropriated for the same purpose in the preceding year, and such liabilities shall be paid from the annual appropriations subsequently made. Every bill, pay roll or voucher cover- Bills, etc., to ing an expenditure of money shall be approved by the of heads of signatures thereon of a majority of the board, department eter or committee having control of, or incurring the expenditure; and after such approval, the bills, pay rolls or vouchers shall be turned over to the city auditor. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 16, 1915. (1915, 230, 252, 264, 319.)

departments,

(1914, 244.] AN ACT TO REVIVE THE AMERICAN SUBMERGED EXHAUST

Chap. 66 CO., AND TO CONFIRM THE ACTS OF SAID CORPORATION. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The corporation heretofore known as Ameri- American can Submerged Exhaust Co., and formerly having its place Exhaust Co..

revived, etc. of business at Newburyport, is hereby revived and continued, with all the powers and privileges and subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities which pertained to it prior to the passage of chapter two hundred and forty-four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen.

SECTION 2. All acts done by the said company which Certain acts would have been legal and valid if chapter two hundred and forty-four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen had not been passed are hereby ratified, confirmed and made valid. SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 17, 1915.

AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR EXPENSES IN CON- Chap. 67

NECTION WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF LIFE INSURANCE

DEPARTMENTS BY SAVINGS BANKS. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriapriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth insurance from the ordinary revenue, to be expended under the direction savings banks. of the trustees of the General Insurance Guaranty Fund for necessary expenses in connection with the life insurance

actuary.

departments of savings banks, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and

fifteen, to wit:Actuary, salary.

For the salary of the actuary, the sum of twenty-four

hundred dollars. Assistant

For the salary of the assistant actuary, the sum of fifteen

hundred dollars. Medical

For the salary of the medical director, the sum of twentydirector.

five hundred dollars. Assistant

For the salary of the assistant medical director, the sum

of six hundred dollars. Secretary.

For the salary of the secretary, the sum of fifteen hundred dollars.

For the rent of offices, the sum of nineteen hundred and

forty-four dollars. Other expenses.

For other necessary expenses, a sum not exceeding sixtyfive hundred and fifty-six dollars. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 17, 1915.

medical director.

Rent of offices.

Chap. 68 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SALARIES AND

EXPENSES OF THE BOARD OF HARBOR AND LAND COM

MISSIONERS.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: Appropria- SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are approtions, harbor and land commissioners.

priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the harbor and land commissioners, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day

of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit:Commissioners, For the salaries of the commissioners, eighty-seven hunsalaries.

dred dollars.

For travelling and other necessary expenses, a sum not

exceeding seven hundred and fifty dollars. Engineers.

For the compensation and expenses of engineers and for clerical and other assistance, a sum not exceeding twentynine thousand dollars.

For incidental and contingent office expenses, to include printing and binding the annual report, a sum not exceeding

two thousand dollars. Surveys of

For surveys of harbors, for improving and preserving the harbors, etc.

same, and for repairing damages occasioned by storms along the coast line or river banks of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars.

Travelling expenses.

Incidental expenses, etc.

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