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(1889, 107, 216; 1890, 417; 1896, 148.] Chap. 29 An Act TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF QUINCY TO APPROPRIATE

A SUM OF MONEY FOR THE CITY HOSPITAL..

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 1896, 148, $ 1, amended.

SECTION 1. Section one of chapter one hundred and forty-eight of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-six is hereby amended by striking out the word "five",

in the second line, and inserting in place thereof the word: City of Quincy ten, so as to read as follows: Section 1. The city ate money for of Quincy is hereby authorized to raise by taxation a sum hospital. of money not exceeding ten thousand dollars per year, and

appropriate the same towards the maintenance and support
of the city hospital in said city.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 8, 1915.

the city

(1850, 144; 1857, 4; 1889, 295; 1890, 152; 1891, 46.) Chap. 30 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE NEW BEDFORD GAS AND EDISON

LIGHT COMPANY TO MAINTAIN GAS PIPES AND CABLES
UNDER THE ACUSHNET RIVER BETWEEN THE CITY OF NEW

BEDFORD AND THE TOWN OF FAIRHAVEN.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: New Bedford

SECTION 1. The New Bedford Gas and Edison Light Gas and Edison Light Company Company is hereby authorized to maintain such gas pipes gas pipes, etc. and cables for the transmission of electricity under the tide

waters of the Acushnet river between the city of New Bedford and the town of Fairhaven as have heretofore been laid by said company under licenses heretofore granted by the board of harbor and land commissioners, subject, as to future maintenance, to the provisions of chapter ninety-six of the Revised Laws and acts in amendment thereof and in

addition thereto. May lay gas SECTION 2. The New Bedford Gas and Edison Light pipes and cables. Company is hereby authorized to lay and maintain gas

pipes and cables for the transmission of electricity, in addi-
tion to those heretofore laid, under the tide waters of the
Acushnet river between the city of New Bedford and the
town of Fairhaven subject to the provisions of chapter
ninety-six of the Revised Laws and acts in amendment
thereof and in addition thereto.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 8, 1915.

(Sp. Laws, Vol. 2, p. 421; 1852, 2; 1859, 34.)
AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BOSTON DISPENSARY.

Chap 31 Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The act of February twenty-six, eighteen Act incorporathundred and one, incorporating the Boston Dispensary is Dispensary, hereby amended by striking out section three of said act and amended. inserting in place thereof the following: - Section 3. Be Election of it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that the managers. contributors to said institution shall meet annually at Boston on the second Thursday in October, for the purpose of electing by ballot managers, public notice of the time and place of holding such meeting being given once at least in two of the newspapers published in said town seven days before the day of meeting; and votes may at all elections be given either in person or by proxy. The number of managers shall be such as the by-laws may from time to time prescribe. Said contributors may also meet at other times in Boston at such time and place as the managers may designate, public notice thereof being given as hereinbefore prescribed in respect to the annual meeting. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 9, 1915.

(1888, 347; 1889, 256; 1891, 243, 255, 401; 1892, 373; 1895, 279; 1899, 237; 1900, 216, 270;

1902, 105; 1911, 301; 1914, 704.) AN ACT RELATIVE TO FILLING VACANCIES IN THE CITY Chap. 32

COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF QUINCY. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

Section five of chapter three hundred and forty-seven of 1888, 347 $ 5, the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-eight is hereby amended by striking out the words “or if a vacancy in said office shall occur subsequently and more than three months previous to the expiration of the municipal year”, in the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth lines; by striking out the words “vacancy in the office of councilman shall occur subsequently and more than three months previous to the expiration of the municipal year”, in the twentyfirst, twenty-second and twenty-third lines, and inserting in place thereof the words:- person elected to the office of councilman shall refuse to accept the office or shall die before qualifying, — and by adding at the end thereof the words:If a vacancy in the office of councilman occurs after the oath of office has been administered to a majority of the council,

Mayor,
councilmen
and members
of school
committee to
be elected
by ballot.

If no choice

of mayor.

the vacancy shall be filled by the city council itself, and the vote of a majority of all the members thereof shall be necessary for a choice, so as to read as follows: Section 5. At such municipal election the qualified voters shall give in their votes by ballot in the several wards for mayor, councilmen and members of the school committee then to be elected, and the person receiving the highest number of votes for any office shall be deemed and declared to be elected to such office; and whenever two or more persons are to be elected to the same office the several persons, up to the number required to be chosen, receiving the highest number of votes shall be deemed and declared to be elected. If it shall appear that there is no choice of mayor, or if the person elected mayor shall refuse to accept the office, or shall die before qualifying, the city council shall forthwith cause warrants to be issued for a new election, and the same proceedings shall be had in all respects as are hereinbefore provided for the election of mayor, and shall be repeated until the election of a mayor is completed. If the full number of members of the city council has not been elected, or if a person elected to the office of councilman shall refuse to accept the office or shall die before qualifying, the council shall forthwith cause a new election to be held to fill the vacancy or vacancies. If a vacancy in the office of councilman occurs after the oath of office has been administered to a majority of the council, the vacancy shall be filled by the city council itself, and the vote of a majority of all the members thereof shall be necessary for a choice.

Approved February 10, 1915.

Vacancies.

may pay &

Heath.

Chap. 33 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF NEWTON TO PAY A SUM

OF MONEY TO NELLY L. HEATH.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
City of Newton

SECTION 1. The city of Newton is hereby authorized to turn ofynney pay to Nelly L. Heath, widow of Daniel C. Heath, an amount

not exceeding one thousand dollars, to compensate ber for services rendered and for expenses incurred or money advanced by her in connection with the laying out of, and the purchase of land for Lowell avenue, formerly Appleton and

Murray streets, in the city of Newton. Time of taking SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance

by the board of aldermen of the said city, and upon approval of the mayor.

Approved February 10, 1915. (Accepted March 17, 1915.)

effect.

(1896, 514; 1910, 617; 1914, 738.1 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF BOSTON TO TRANSFER Chap. 34

THE LAND AND BUILDINGS OF THE PARENTAL SCHOOL TO

THE HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT OF THE SAID CITY. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to City of Boston transfer the land and buildings of the parental school of the land and city of Boston to the hospital department of said city, to buildings of the be used for hospital purposes.

to the hospital

department, SECTION 2. So much of section eight of chapter seven Repeal, etc. hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen as restricts the right of the city to transfer the land and buildings of said parental school to any department of the city, to be used for municipal purposes, is hereby repealed. SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 10, 1915.

AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE DEVELOP- Chap. 35

MENT OF THE PORT OF BOSTON. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The sum of twenty-five thousand dollars is Appropriation hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the ment of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, to be expended port of Boston. by the directors of the port of Boston for the improvement of Boston harbor, as provided by chapter six hundred and thirty-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for this purpose. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 10, 1915.

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SALARIES AND Chap. 36

EXPENSES OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are ap- Appropriations. propriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and expenses of the public service commission, for the fiscal year

Commis-
sioners, salaries.

Secretaries.

Tariff departe ment.

Engineers,

Experts.

Accounting department.

Telephone department.

ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit:

For the salaries of the commissioners, forty thousand five hundred dollars.

For salaries of secretaries, a sum not exceeding ten thousand five hundred dollars.

For salaries and expenses in the tariff department, a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars.

For salaries and expenses of engineers, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand dollars.

For salaries and expenses of experts, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars.

For salaries and expenses in the accounting department, a sum not exceeding eighty-five hundred dollars.

For expenses of the telephone department, a sum not exceeding sixty-five hundred dollars.

For salaries and expenses in the inspection department, a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars.

For clerical assistance and messenger service, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars.

For stenographic reports of hearings, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars.

For rent and care of office, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand five hundred dollars.

For printing and binding the annual reports, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars.

For stationery, books, maps and office supplies, and contingent expenses, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 10, 1915.

Inspection department.

Clerical assistance, etc.

Reports of hearings.

Rent and care of office.

Printing and binding.

Stationery, books, etc.

Terrace Hill

Chap. 37 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TRUSTEES OF THE TERRACE HILL

CEMETERY CORPORATION TO TAKE AND HOLD ADDITIONAL

REAL ESTATE IN THE TOWN OF WALPOLE.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: Trustees of SECTION 1. The trustees of the Terrace Hill Cemetery Cemetery Cor- Corporation may, upon direction of such corporation, make take lands, etc. application by written petition to the selectmen of the town

of Walpole for the enlargement of Terrace Hill cemetery, and the taking therefor of any lands lying adjacent to said cemetery

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