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of wrecks.

For removal of wrecks and other obstructions from tide Removal waters, a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars.

For the improvement and protection of rivers, harbors, Improvement, tide waters and foreshores, a sum not exceeding one hundred etc., of rivers. and fifty thousand dollars, in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated.

For expenses of the examination and inspection of all Examination, monuments, or other marks, defining the boundary lines of monuments. the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. .

Approved February 17, 1915.

An Act MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SALARIES AND Chap. 69

EXPENSES OF THE DISTRICT POLICE. 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 tions, district

. from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and expenses of the district police, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit:

For the salary of the chief, three thousand dollars. Chief, salary. For the salary of the first clerk, fifteen hundred dollars. First clerk. For the salary of the second clerk, one thousand dollars. Second clerk.

For the salary of a stenographer in the office of the chief, Stenographer a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars.

For stenographers in branch offices, a sum not exceeding Stenographers forty-one hundred and twenty-five dollars.

For the salary of the storekeeper, nine hundred dollars. Storekeeper. For postage, printing, stationery, telephone, telegraph, Postage,

printing, etc. incidental and contingent office expenses, including printing and binding the annual report, a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand dollars.

in branch
offices.

DETECTIVE DEPARTMENT.

Clerk.

For the salary of the deputy chief, twenty-four hundred Deputy chief, dollars.

For the salary of the clerk, twelve hundred dollars.

For the salaries of the stenographers, thirty-four hundred Stenographers. dollars.

For the compensation of the members, a sum not exceed- Members. ing forty-six thousand three hundred and eight dollars.

Travelling expenses.

Special services, etc.

For travelling expenses of the members, a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand five hundred dollars.

For special services and expenses of persons employed under the direction of the deputy chief of the detective department in the investigation of fires, including witness fees, travel, contingent and incidental expenses, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars.

Deputy chief, salary.

Stenographers.

BUILDING INSPECTION DEPARTMENT. For the salary of the deputy chief, twenty-four hundred dollars.

For the salaries of two stenographers in the inspection department, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred and seventyfive dollars.

For the compensation of the members, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand six hundred and forty-nine dollars.

For travelling expenses of the members, a sum not exceeding seventy-six hundred dollars.

Members.

Travelling expenses.

BOILER INSPECTION DEPARTMENT.

Deputy chief, salary.

Stenographers.

Members.

Travelling expenses.

Board of boiler rules.

Expenses.

For the salary of the deputy chief, twenty-four hundred dollars.

For the salaries of the stenographers, a sum not exceeding twenty-eight hundred and seventy-five dollars.

For compensation of the members, a sum not exceeding forty-one thousand one hundred and twenty dollars.

For travelling expenses of the members, a sum not exceeding ten thousand nine hundred dollars.

For compensation of the board of boiler rules, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars.

For expenses of the board of boiler rules, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars,

For expenses of operating the steamer Lexington, used in the enforcement of the fishery laws of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding ninety-five hundred dollars.

For maintaining in good condition apparatus for testing applicants for moving picture licenses and furnishing supplies to operate the same, a sum not exceeding four hundred dollars.

For investigation work and apparatus and for maintenance in the boiler inspection department, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars.

Expenses
Steamer
Lexington.

Moving picture apparatus.

Investigation work.

assistance.

For expert assistance in the enforcement of the statutes Expert relative to explosives and inflammable fluids and compounds, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 17, 1915.

(1816, 63.) An ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE FRAGMENT SOCIETY. Chap. 70 Be it enacted, etc., as follows: SECTION 1. Section one of chapter Sixty-three of the 1816, 63 $ 1,

amended. acts of the year eighteen hundred and sixteen is hereby amended by inserting after the word "indigent”, in the eighth line, the word: — and, - and by striking out the word “five", in the twenty-third line, and inserting in place thereof the word:— ten, so as to read as follows: Sec- The Fragment

Society, tion 1. Be it enacted by the senate and house of repre- incorporated. sentatives in general court assembled, and by the authority of the same, that Mary Francis, Margaret C. Welch, and their associates, together with such others as may become subscribers to the same institution, in the manner hereinafter provided, be, and they are incorporated for the purpose of aiding and assisting indigent and sick persons in the town of Boston, by the name of The Fragment Society; and by that name shall be a corporation forever, with power to have a common seal, to make contracts relative to the objects of their institution, to sue and be sued, to establish by-laws and orders for the regulation of said society and the preservation and application of the fund thereof: pro- Provisos. vided the same be not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this commonwealth, to take, hold and possess any estate, real and personal, by subscription, gift, grant, purchase, devise, or otherwise; and the same to improve, lease, exchange or sell and convey for the sole benefit of said institution; provided the value of the real estate of the said society shall never exceed twenty thousand dollars, and the annual income of the whole estate of said society shall not exceed ten thousand dollars.

SECTION 2. Section three of said chapter Sixty-three is 1816, 63 $ 3, hereby amended by striking out the words "second Monday amended. in October”, in the second and third lines, and inserting in place thereof the words: — first Tuesday in December, - by striking out the words “first and second president”, in the fourth line, and inserting in place thereof the words:

president and vice president, — by striking out the word

nine", in the fifth line, and inserting in place thereof the word: - ten, - by striking out the word "twelve", in the sixth line, and inserting in place thereof the word:- fourteen, — by striking out the words “first or second president", in the thirteenth line, and inserting in place thereof the words: — president or vice president, — and by adding at the end of said section the words: - The members of the society may vote either in person or by proxy at any

annual or special meeting, - so as to read as follows:Date of annual Section 3. Be it further enacted, that the said society shall meeting, etc.

meet in Boston on the first Tuesday in December annually, for the purpose of electing by ballot from their members, a president and vice president, a treasurer, secretary, and a board of not less than ten, nor more than fourteen managers, all of which officers shall hold their said offices for one year, and until others shall be elected to succeed them; and the managers for the time being shall publish a notification of the time and place of each annual meeting in one or more of the Boston newspapers, at least seven days before the time of holding the same. Upon any urgent occasion, the president or vice president, or when requested in writing by fifteen members of said society, any five of the managers may appoint a special meeting of said society, to be notified in the same manner as the annual meetings. And at any regular meeting of the board of managers, they may remove

any manager from office, and by ballot fill any vacancy so Proviso. or otherwise made; provided two thirds of their whole number shall concur.

The members of the society may vote either in person or by proxy at any annual or special meeting.

SECTION 3. Section four of said chapter Sixty-three is hereby amended by striking out the word “single”, in the second line, and by inserting after the word "shall”, in the third line, the words: — if required by the board of managers, so as to read as follows: Section 4. Be it further enacted, that the treasurer of said society shall be a woman of the age of twenty-one years or upwards, and shall, if required by the board of managers, give bond with sufficient surety or sureties to account annually, or oftener, if required by said society or the board of managers, for all money and property of said society, and in general to discharge the duties of said office with fidelity.

SECTION 4. Section seven of said chapter Sixty-three is amended.

hereby amended by striking out the words “first or second

1816, 63 $ 4, amended.

Treasurer to be a woman.

1816, 63 $ 7,

president”, in the fourth and fifth lines, and inserting in place thereof the words: — president or vice president, so as to read as follows: Section 7. Be it further enacted, of conveyance, that all instruments of conveyance or contract, which may be dow lawfully be made by said society, if approved by the board of managers, shall be signed by the president or vice president, and countersigned by the secretary; and if necessary, sealed with the common seal of said society; and when so executed, shall bind the said society and be valid in law. SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 17, 1915.

(1888, 374; 1889, 228, 346; 1890, 69, 82, 85, 253; 1891, 380; 1892, 149; 1897, 172; 1900, 114,

115, 224; 1914, 372.) AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC Chap. 71

WORKS OF THE CITY OF WOBURN. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Section six of chapter three hundred and 208 372.3 6, seventy-two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby amended by striking out the word “instructions", in the sixth line; by inserting after the word "regulations”, in the same line, the words:— not in conflict with sections sixteen and seventeen of chapter one hundred and seventy-two of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-seven; and by inserting after the words “city council”, in the sixth line, the words: — with the approval of the mayor, — so as to read so as to read as follows: Section Superintendent

of public works 6. The superintendent of public works shall be sworn to of the city of the faithful performance of his duties by the mayor, or by the city clerk, or by a justice of the peace, and shall receive such compensation as the city council, with the approval of the mayor, shall determine, and shall be subject to such rules and regulations not in conflict with sections sixteen and seventeen of chapter one hundred and seventy-two of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-seven as the city council, with the approval of the mayor, by its vote may impose. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. .

Approved February 17, 1915. (1915, 171, Spec.)

Woburn.

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