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AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SIGNING OF INSTRUMENTS BY MARRIED
WOMEN UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE YEARS.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

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instruments by

SECTION 1. The signature of any married woman Signing of under the age of twenty-one years, affixed by her to any married women instrument relating to the conveyance of land of her hus- under the age band, shall have the same effect as if she were over that age.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved June 16, 1902.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF IPSWICH TO PAY A SUM OF
MONEY TO NEWELL M. JEWETT.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

of 21 years.

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wich may pay a

to Newell M.

SECTION 1. The town of Ipswich is hereby authorized Town of Ipsto compensate Newell M. Jewett, a police officer of said sum of money town, for injuries received by said officer while in the Jewett. performance of his duties.

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

Approved June 16, 1902.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF NEWTON TO LAY MAIN DRAINS
AND COMMON SEWERS IN A PART OF BEACON STREET IN THE
CITY OF BOSTON AND TO MAKE ASSESSMENTS THEREFOR UPON
CERTAIN PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF NEWTON.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

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etc., in a part

of Beacon

street, Boston.

SECTION 1. The city of Newton is hereby authorized City of Newton may lay to construct and maintain common sewers and main drains main drains, in Beacon street in the city of Boston, from the Newton line easterly to Reservoir lane, so-called, thence through said Reservoir lane and land of the Boston and Albany Railroad Company to connect with the sewers of the town of Brookline: provided, however, that such main drains Proviso. and common sewers shall be laid in said Beacon street and Reservoir lane only with the consent of, and in a manner approved by, the board or officer to whom the care and control of the territory in which the sewer is laid may for the time be committed.

SECTION 2. Any damages occasioned by the taking Damages. of land or any right therein under authority hereof shall be ascertained and recovered in the manner provided by

Assessment of betterments,

etc.

law in the case of land or rights therein taken for the laying out of ways in the city of Newton, and any damages which the city of Boston shall be required to pay by reason of said sewers and drains being in said territory, or by reason of any act or neglect of the city of Newton in placing them therein, shall be repaid to the city of Boston by the city of Newton.

SECTION 3. The city of Newton is hereby authorized to lay, assess and collect sewer assessments upon the land in the city of Newton abutting upon said Beacon street, and upon any other land in the city of Newton which is benefited by said sewers, in the same manner in which sewer assessments now are or hereafter may be laid, assessed and collected in that city.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved June 16, 1902.

Chap.481 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE STREET COMMISSIONER OF THE CITY

1853, 70, § 15, etc., amended.

OF LAWRENCE TO CONSTRUCT DRAINS AND SEWERS.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Section fifteen of chapter seventy of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and fifty-three, as amended by chapter one hundred and fifty-eight of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and fifty-five, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word "thereby ", in the fifth line, the words: And it shall be the duty of the superintendent of streets, elected as provided in section one of chapter four hundred and sixty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and one, to construct all such sewers and drains under the general direction and care of a committee of the city council appointed Construction of for that purpose, Section - so as to read as follows: mon sewers in 15. The mayor and aldermen, with the concurrent vote of the common council, shall have the power to cause drains and common sewers to be laid down through any street or private land, paying the owners such damage as they may sustain thereby. And it shall be the duty of the superintendent of streets, elected as provided in section one of chapter four hundred and sixty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and one, to construct all such sewers and drains under the general direction and care of a committee of the city council appointed for that purpose. And the city council may make by-laws, with

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suitable penalties, for the inspection, survey, measure- Inspection, etc., ment and sale of lumber, wood, coal and bark, brought lumber, etc. into the city for sale.

effect.

SECTION 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters When to take of the city of Lawrence at the next city election, and shall take effect upon its acceptance by a majority of the voters voting thereon. Approved June 16, 1902.

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE RIGHTS OF A SURVIVING HUSBAND OR

WIFE.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

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viving husband

SECTION 1. The provisions of chapter one hundred Rights of surand seventy of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and or wife. ninety-four are hereby declared to be in full force and effect in respect of claims to an estate in fee to which a surviving husband or wife was entitled on or before the thirty-first day of December in the year nineteen hundred and one under the provisions of section one or section three of chapter one hundred and twenty-four of the Public Statutes.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved June 16, 1902.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE SAVINGS BANKS AND INSTITUTIONS FOR
SAVINGS TO INVEST IN THE BONDS OF CERTAIN STREET RAILWAY
COMPANIES.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

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and institutions

invest in bonds

railway com

panies.

SECTION 1. In addition to the investments authorized Savings banks by section twenty-six of chapter one hundred and thir- for savings may teen of the Revised Laws, savings banks and institutions of certain street for savings may invest their deposits and the income derived therefrom in the bonds, approved by the board of commissioners of savings banks, as hereinafter provided for, of any street railway company incorporated in this Commonwealth, the railway of which is situated wholly or partly therein, and which has earned and paid annually for the five years last preceding the certification hereinafter provided for, of the board of railroad commissioners, dividends of not less than five per cent per annum upon all of its outstanding capital stock. In any case where two or more companies have been consolidated by purchase or otherwise during the five years prior to

Railroad com. missioners to transmit to

commissioners

list of certain

the certification aforesaid the payment severally from the earnings of each year of dividends equivalent in the aggregate to a dividend of five per cent upon the aggregate capital stocks of the several companies during the years preceding such consolidation, shall be sufficient for the purpose of this act. Dividends paid to the stockholders of the West End Street Railway Company by way of rental shall be deemed to have been earned and paid by said West End Street Railway Company within the meaning of this section.

SECTION 2. The board of railroad commissioners shall on or before the fifteenth day of January of each year of savings banks transmit to the board of commissioners of savings banks a list of all street railway companies which appear from the returns made by said companies to have properly paid, without impairment of assets or capital stock, the dividends required by the preceding section.

street railway companies.

Commissioners of savings banks to prepare a list of

etc.

SECTION 3. The board of commissioners of savings banks shall as soon as may be after the receipt of the lists certain bonds, provided for in the preceding section, prepare a list of such bonds issued by any street railway company and certified by the board of railroad commissioners, in accordance with the provisions of the preceding section, as the board of commissioners of savings banks shall deem good and safe securities for the investments of savings banks and institutions for savings. Such lists shall at all times be kept open to the inspection of the public. Approved June 16, 1902.

Chap.484 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BUILDING OF A BRIDGE ACROSS THE

1900, 458, etc., repealed.

Proviso.

CONNECTICUT RIVER BETWEEN SPRINGFIELD AND WEST SPRING

FIELD.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Chapter four hundred and fifty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred, and chapter four hundred and twenty-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and one, relative to the building of a bridge across the Connecticut river between Springfield and West Springfield, are hereby repealed: provided, however, that this repeal shall not affect the power and the duty of the county commissioners of the county of Hampden to pay the compensation and expenses of the commissioners appointed under authority of said chapters,

after such compensation and expenses have been approved
by a justice of the supreme judicial court or of the
superior court as provided in said chapter four hundred
and fifty-eight; and provided, also, that the city of Proviso.
Springfield shall repay to the treasurer of said county of
Hampden the amount of the compensation and expenses
of the said commissioners approved as aforesaid.

effect.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- When to take ance by the city council of the city of Springfield.

Approved June 16, 1902.

AN ACT TO EXTEND TO THE SEVERAL DISTRICTS OF THE CITY OF Chap.485

BOSTON THE RIGHT OF LOCAL OPTION AS TO THE GRANTING OF
LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF INTOXICATING LIQUORS.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

granting

sale of intoxi

extended to

SECTION 1. For the purpose of determining the num- Right of local ber of licenses which may be issued for the sale of intoxi- option as to cating liquors in the city of Boston the said city is divided licenses for the territorially into eight districts, each district to be com- cating liquors posed of those wards and precincts the boundary lines of districts in which will most nearly coincide with the boundary lines of the districts as they existed when the districts were annexed to Boston.

Boston.

SECTION 2. District Number One, to be known as the Districts. Boston District, shall include wards six, seven, eight, nine and twelve, and precincts one, two, three, four, five, six and seven of ward ten, and precincts one, two, three, four, five, six, seven and eight of ward eleven. District Number Two, to be known as the East Boston District, shall include wards one and two. District Number Three, to be known as the Charlestown District, shall include wards three, four and five. District Number Four, to be known as the South Boston District, shall include wards thirteen, fourteen and fifteen, and precinct one of ward sixteen. District Number Five, to be known as the Dorchester District, shall include wards twenty and twenty-four, and precincts two, three, four, five, six and seven of ward sixteen. District Number Six, to be known as the Roxbury District, shall include wards seventeen, eighteen, nineteen and twenty-one, precincts two, three, four and five of ward twenty-two, precincts eight and nine of ward ten, and precinct nine of ward eleven. District Number Seven, to be known as the West Roxbury District, shall

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