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ment of a super- of the employment of a superintendent of schools, and

intendent of

schools.

the same right to receive an allowance from the state
treasury, under the provisions of section forty-three of
chapter forty-two of the Revised Laws, which they would
have if said towns contained twenty-five schools, and
they shall be subject to the same duties and liabilities
to which they would be subject if they contained twenty-
five schools.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved February 27, 1902.

Chap.134 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF

Certain powers, etc., relative to the police department of Springfield to

SPRINGFIELD.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The powers and duties conferred and imposed by chapter ninety-four of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and fifty-two upon the mayor and etc., by the city aldermen of the city of Springfield in relation to the

be performed,

council.

establishment and maintenance of a police department,
the appointment of a constable, or a city marshal and
assistants, and all other police officers, may be exercised
and performed by the city council, in such manner as it
may from time to time prescribe, and wholly or in part
through the agency of any persons acting as a board
whom it may from time to time designate, and with such
limitations of power as it may by ordinance determine.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved February 27, 1902.

Chap.135 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF CHICOPEE TO REFUND a part

City of Chicopee may issue

scrip, etc.

OF ITS INDEBTEDNESS.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The city of Chicopee is hereby authorized bonds, notes or to extend, renew or refund a part of its existing indebtedness, and for that purpose may issue bonds, notes or scrip to an amount not exceeding eighty-one thousand dollars, payable within a period not exceeding thirty years from the date of issue, and bearing interest payable semi-annually at a rate not exceeding four per cent per annum. Such bonds, notes or scrip may be sold at public or private sale, and the proceeds thereof shall be used to discharge an equal amount of the present indebt

edness of the city. The provisions of chapter twenty- R. L. 27 to
seven of the Revised Laws shall, so far as they may be "pply.
applicable, apply to the indebtedness authorized hereby
and to the securities issued therefor, and the bonds, notes
or scrip issued under authority of this act shall not exceed
the limit of municipal indebtedness fixed by law.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved February 27, 1902.

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE COMPENSATION AND
EXPENSES OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ON FISHERIES AND
GAME.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

Chap.136

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 purposes specified, for the year ending on the thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and two, to wit:

on fisheries and

For the compensation of the commissioners on fisheries Commissioners and game, a sum not exceeding four thousand nine hun- game. dred and thirty dollars.

For travelling and other necessary expenses of the said Expenses. commissioners, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred and fifty dollars.

services.

For clerical services in the office of the said commis- Clerical sioners, a sum not exceeding seven hundred and eighty dollars.

laws, propaga

For the enforcement of laws relating to fisheries and Enforcement of game and the propagation and distribution of fish, birds tion of fish, etc. and other animals, and for running expenses, rent, purchase of land and maintenance of hatcheries, a sum not exceeding sixteen thousand seven hundred and five dollars.

For stocking great ponds with food fish, a sum not Stocking great exceeding five hundred dollars.

ponds.

brooks.

For stocking brooks with food fish, a sum not exceed- Stocking
ing three hundred dollars.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved February 27, 1902.

Chap.137 AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE OPEN SEASON FOR TROUT, LAND LOCKED

R. L. 91, § 63, amended.

trout, etc.

SALMON AND LAKE TROUT IN THE COUNTIES OF BERKSHIRE, FRANK-
LIN, HAMPDEN AND HAMPSHIRE.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

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Section sixty-three of chapter ninety-one of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by striking out the words "first day of August", in the fifth and sixth lines, and inserting in place thereof the words: - fifteenth day of July, and by striking out the word "first", in the sixth line, and inserting in place thereof the word:- fifteenth, Close season for SO as to read as follows:- Section 63. Whoever, except as provided in section sixty-six, sells or offers or exposes for sale, or has in his possession, a trout, land locked salmon or lake trout, except alive, between the first day of September and the first day of April, or in the counties of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire, between the fifteenth day of July and the fifteenth day of April, shall forfeit not less than ten nor more than twenty-five dollars for each offence; and the possession of any such fish between said dates shall be prima facie evidence to convict.

Approved February 27, 1902.

Chap.138 AN ACT TO TRANSFER THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE INSPECTOR

Office of inspec

tor general of

GENERAL OF FISH TO THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ON FISHERIES
AND GAME.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The office of inspector general of fish is

fish abolished. hereby abolished.

Powers, etc., conferred, etc., upon commissioners on

fisheries and game.

Inspectors of fish, appoint

ment, etc.

SECTION 2. The powers and duties heretofore conferred and imposed upon the inspector general of fish are hereby conferred and imposed upon the board of commissioners on fisheries and game.

SECTION 3. Said board may appoint in every town in which fish is packed for export, inspectors of fish, who shall be sworn before them or before a justice of the peace, and shall give bond to them with sufficient sureties, and be removable at the discretion of said board. Each inspector shall once in six months make the returns to said board necessary to carry into effect the provisions of chapter fifty-six of the Revised Laws.

duties.

SECTION 4. The inspectors of fish shall have the Powers and powers and perform the duties heretofore conferred and imposed upon the deputy inspectors of fish, but shall pay to the commissioners on fisheries and game the proportion of fees formerly paid to the inspector general of fish. Said commissioners shall pay the fees received from the inspectors into the treasury of the Commonwealth on the first Monday of January and the first Monday of July in each year, and shall include a brief statement of the work of fish inspection, and of the fees received therefor, in their annual report.

SECTION 5. Sections three and four of chapter fifty- Repeal. six of the Revised Laws are hereby repealed.

Approved February 27, 1902.

AN ACT TO EXTEND THE TIME WITHIN WHICH THE TOWN OF
HOLDEN MAY ACCEPT AN ACT PROVIDING FOR SUPPLYING THE
TOWN WITH WATER.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

Chap.139

amended.

effect.

SECTION 1. Section ten of chapter one hundred and 1896, 180, § 10, eighty of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-six is hereby amended by striking out the word "three", in the fourth line, and inserting in place thereof the word :-six, so as to read as follows: :- Section 10. When to take This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by a two thirds vote of the voters of said town present and voting thereon at a legal town meeting held for the purpose within six years from its passage; but the number of meetings so called in any one year shall not exceed four. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 4, 1902.

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SALISBURY AND AMESBURY MUTUAL FIRE Chap.140

INSURANCE COMPANY.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

annual meet

Amesbury

SECTION 1. The Salisbury and Amesbury Mutual Fire Place of holding Insurance Company is hereby authorized to hold its annual ings, etc., of the meetings and have its principal office in such city or town bury and in this Commonwealth as its by-laws shall designate. A Mutual Fire copy of any amendment to its by-laws changing the place pany. for holding its annual meetings or the location of its principal office shall be sent to each member of the company

Insurance Com

in suitable form to be attached to his policy and shall also be sent to the insurance commissioner within fifteen days of the time when such amendment goes into effect. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 4, 1902.

Chap.141 AN ACT TO CONFIRM A CERTAIN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY

Certain agreement between

ton and the Boston Terminal Company confirmed.

OF BOSTON AND THE BOSTON TERMINAL COMPANY RELATING TO
THE CONSTRUCTION OF COVE STREET BRIDGE.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The agreement signed by the mayor of the city of Bos. the city of Boston, assuming to act for that city, and by the vice chairman of the Boston Terminal Company on behalf of the trustees of that company, relating to the construction of Cove Street bridge, so-called, over the lands of said company, and dated January thirty-first, nineteen hundred and two, is hereby ratified and confirmed as a contract between the city of Boston and the said terminal company; and the city and company may do the things therein agreed upon and as therein specified. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Approved March 4, 1902.

Chap.142 AN ACT TO TRANSFER THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE STATE

Office of state fire marshal,

FIRE MARSHAL TO THE MASSACHUSETTS DISTRICT POLICE.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The office of state fire marshal and all etc., abolished. offices thereunder are hereby abolished.

Fire marshal's department of the district police created.

Officers, appointment, powers and duties.

SECTION 2. A new department of the district police is hereby created, with the powers and duties heretofore conferred and imposed upon the state fire marshal, his deputy, clerk, assistants and aids. Said department shall be called the fire marshal's department, and there shall be assigned to it the following officers, who shall be appointed by the governor, each to hold office for the term of three years from the date of his appointment:- A deputy chief, who shall have all the powers and duties heretofore conferred and imposed upon the state fire marshal, and shall have charge of the said department under the direction of the chief of the district police, at a salary of twenty-four hundred dollars a year; a chief aid, who shall have all the powers and duties heretofore

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