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voting thereon, vote to grant its credit in aid of said railroad, or to subscribe for such shares of said capital stock, and pay for the same out of the town treasury, and to hold the same as town property, subject to the disposition of the town for public purposes, in like manner as any other property which it may possess.

money for by

SECTION 2. Said town of Marblehead is hereby authorized Town may raise to raise by loan or tax, any sums of money, which shall be loan or tax. required, to pay its instalments on its subscriptions to said stock and interest thereon, or in payment of any bonds of said town issued in aid of said railroad company.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved March 29, 1867.

AN ACT REQUIRING THE EASTERN RAILROAD COMPANY TO ERECT A
STATION-HOUSE IN CHELSEA, AND FOR OTHER purposes.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

Chap. 112

station at Malden

house as defined,

SECTION 1. The Eastern Railroad Company is hereby Shall abandon authorized and required to abandon its present station-house St. and erect new at Malden street crossing in the city of Chelsea, and shall, before first Jan., before the first day of January eighteen hundred and sixty- '68. eight, erect and maintain a new station-house between Cedar street crossing and Washington Avenue bridge, in said Chelsea, reasonably commodious, for the use of passengers, together with sufficient platforms, and containing a ticket office and separate apartments for ladies and gentlemen; and May take land for the said Eastern Railroad Company is hereby authorized to take such land as may be necessary for the erection of said station-house with proper approaches thereto, and to connect with their railroad in both directions, under the provisions of the statutes authorizing railroad corporations to take land for the construction of railroads: provided, that no part of Proviso. said extension shall reach within twenty feet of Union Park, so-called, in said Chelsea.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved March 29, 1867.

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE INDIA MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY.
Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

such purpose.

Chap. 113

SECTION 1. Charles J. Morrill, Benjamin K. Hough, Corporators. Charles O. Whitmore, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the India Mutual Insurance Company, in the city of Boston, for the purpose of Location. making insurance against maritime and fire losses, on the

mutual principle; with all the powers and privileges, and Privileges and resubject to all the duties, liabilities and restrictions set forth

strictions.

in all general laws which now are or hereafter may be in
force relating to such corporations.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved March 29, 1867.

Chap. 114 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE EAST BOSTON GAS COMPANY TO INCREASE

May add $100,000 to present capital.

Chap. 115

Corporators.

Purpose.

ITS CAPITAL STOCK.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

SECTION 1. The East Boston Gas Company is hereby authorized to increase its capital stock by an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, in shares at twentyfive dollars each.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Approved March 29, 1867. AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE PENTUCKET NAVIGATION COMPANY. Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

SECTION 1. Benjamin F. Butler, John Nesmith and Dewitt C. Farrington, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the Pentucket Navigation Company, for the purpose of improving the navigation of Merrimac River between its mouth and the line of the Privileges and re- state, and freighting merchandise and other freight; with all the powers and privileges and subject to all the duties, liabilities and restrictions set forth in all general laws which now are or may hereafter be in force relating to such corporations.

strictions.

May deepen channel of Merrimac river and

with tracks on

with other railroads.

SECTION 2. Said corporation, for the purpose aforesaid, is hereby authorized to deepen the channel of said river by cutconstruct works, ting down and removing any gravel, ledges, bars, rocks or shores to connect other like obstructions in the bed thereof, and to erect in said river, and upon the shores and banks thereof, suitable booms, piers, abutments and breakwaters, and to make locks and canals, and if need be railway portages around the falls and rapids, and thereby to make connections with other railroads for the distribution of freight, thus to afford facilities to promote navigation, and to make suitable approaches to said river: provided, that in laying out and constructing such railway portages, and making connections with other railroads, said corporation shall have all the powers, rights and privileges, and be subject to all the restrictions, liabilities and duties set forth in the general laws which now are, or may hereafter be, in force relating to railroad corporations, so far as the same may be applicable.

Shall have pow

ers and be under

duties of railroad far as may apply.

corporations, so

Corporation having made certain

SECTION 3. When the said corporation shall have so navigation safe, improved the navigation of said river, that loaded boats of shall have right twenty-five tons burden, in ordinary stages of the water,

til river is navi

can pass and repass with safety between the city of Newbury- of same for twenport and any part of the city of Lowell above Hunt's ty-five years. Falls, then this corporation, in consideration of the improvements so made, and to indemnify it for its expenses in this behalf, shall have the exclusive right of navigating said river with boats, propelled by machinery, for transportation, by towage or otherwise, of coal, merchandise and other articles of freight or passengers, from Mitchell's Falls, which is the head of tide-water, to the cities of Lawrence and Lowell, for the term of twenty-five years from the passage of this act. But this right of exclusive navigation shall be limited from Right limited unthe head of tide-water to the city of Lawrence until this cor- gable above poration shall have made the river navigable as aforesaid to Hunt's Falls, in any points within the city of Lowell above Hunt's Falls: provided, that nothing in this act contained shall be con- Provisos. strued to authorize said corporation to obstruct the floating of logs, rafts or lumber in said river, or the navigation thereof by small boats and scows, or any vessel not propelled, towed or drawn by a vessel propelled by machinery; provided, also, that no property or legal right of any person shall be taken or impaired by said corporation without compensation, to be recovered in the manner provided for recovering damages for land or other property taken or used for the construction of railroads.

Lowell.

around Bodwell's

Pawtucket

works of the

Locks and

if required, how

SECTION 4. Nothing in this act contained shall enlarge or Act not to affect restrict the rights of any person claiming under it, to navi- rights in canals gate the canals around Bodwell's Falls or Pawtucket Falls, or water upon or shall authorize the raising of the water upon Hunt's Falls, Hunt's Falls, or or the making of a canal around Bodwell's or Pawtucket Essex Co., or in Falls, or the interference in any manner, than what is now canals. authorized by law, with the dams, or locks, or water-power of the Essex Company, or of the Proprietors of the Locks and Canals in Merrimac River, or of their respective grantees, for the purpose of navigating said river and canals. If any Change in bridge, change authorized by law in any bridge shall be required to made. enable the corporation hereby created to carry out the pow ers herein conferred, the same shall be made under the direction of three commissioners appointed by the supreme judicial court. And the supreme judicial court, sitting in s. J. Court may, equity, upon the application of any party interested, may prescribe regulaprescribe such regulations as to the changes, kind, heights and canals. and construction of the bridges and navigation of the canals, as they shall deem proper, and the expenses thereof shall be assessed by the court upon the parties liable therefor; and May appoint for this purpose, the court may appoint three commissioners,

upon request,

tions as to bridges

commissioners.

Motive power in streets of Lowell, and speed, city may direct.

ble for loss caused to city.

who shall examine and report to the court upon the whole

matter.

SECTION 5. The motive power used by said corporation. upon all tracks laid by them within the streets of the city of Lowell, and the location thereof, and the rate of speed thereon, may be determined and controlled by any ordinance Corporation lia- of said city. Said corporation shall be liable to the said city for all loss or damage thereto, caused by the construction. and use of any railroad tracks over and along the streets of said city, which may be laid by such corporation, or by the negligence of their agents and workmen. And the city council of Lowell may have and exercise, in respect to said tracks, all the powers given by law to county coinmissioners in relation to railroad corporations.

City council, powers of.

Corporation may fix tolls for boats,

lature.

In case shall not

use river, other

party may, upon

payment of toll.

dispose of wood

SECTION 6. Said corporation may charge reasonable tolls subject to legis-' for the use of boats propelled by machinery in such parts of said river as they may have the exclusive right to navigate; but the rate of tolls shall always be within the control of the legislature: and in the event that this corporation shall not exercise the right of navigating this river by its own transports, it shall allow the boats or transports of any other party to use and enjoy this right, upon the payment of the required Corporation may toll. And to give effect to the rights herein conferred, and to promote the purpose of this act, said corporation is hereby authorized to deal with and dispose of such wood and coal as may have been conveyed by them in their own transports, from the head of tide-water to different points above on the Proviso: shall river: provided, that this privilege shall not impair the obligation of said corporation to receive and carry, for a reasonable compensation, all the freight and merchandise which may be offered to them for transportation, so long as they run boats of their own.

and coal conveyed in own transports.

carry all freight offered.

Capital stock.

Shares.
Conditions of

SECTION 7. The capital stock of said corporotion, to be invested in such real and personal estate as may be necessary and convenient for the purposes aforesaid, shall not exceed the sum of three hundred thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each; and said corporate action. Corporation shall neither commence business nor incur liability till fifty thousand dollars, or, in case its capital shall be fixed at more than two hundred thousand dollars, onequarter part of such capital has actually been paid in, cash.

Act to be void unless boats of 25 tons may pass certain points within three

years.

in

SECTION 8. This act shall be void, unless within three years from the passage thereof the said corporation shall have so improved the navigation of said river that it shall be navigable, at the ordinary stages of the water, for loaded

boats of at least twenty-five tons burden between the foot of Hunt's Falls and Newburyport.

ter prohibited.

SECTION 9. Said corporation is prohibited from transfer- Transfer of charring its charter and franchise, and from assigning the rights and privileges hereby, granted.

SECTION 10. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved April 1, 1867.

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MARSHFIELD AGRICULTURAL AND

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

Chap. 116

SECTION 1. George M. Baker, Robert H. Moorehead, John Corporators. Baker, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the Marshfield Agricultural and Horticultural Society, and established in the town of Marshfield, for the encouragement of agriculture, horticulture and the mechanic arts, by premiums and other means, in the county of Plymouth; with all the powers and privileges, and Privileges and resubject to all the duties, liabilities and restrictions set forth in all general laws which now are or may hereafter be in force in relation to such corporations.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved April 2, 1867.

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE WORCESTER NORTH-WEST AGRICULTU-
RAL AND MECHANICAL SOCIETY.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

strictions.

Chap. 117

SECTION 1. Joseph Cobb, John Kendall, Calvin Kelton, Corporators. their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the Worcester North-West Agricultural and Mechanical Society, and established in the town of Location. Athol, for the encouragement of agriculture, horticulture and the mechanic arts, by premiums and other means, in the county of Worcester; with all the powers and privileges, and Privileges and resubject to all the duties, liabilities and restrictions set forth in all general laws which now are, or may hereafter be in force in relation to such corporations.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

strictions.

Approved April 2, 1867.

Chap. 118

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE LENOX WATER COMPANY.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

SECTION 1. Henry W. Taft, Andrew J. Waterman, Wil- Corporators. liam O. Curtis, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the Lenox Water Company, for the purpose of supplying the inhabitants of Lenox with pure water; with all the powers and privileges, and strictions.

Privileges and re

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