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

Approved March 23, 1892.

Chap. 97 AN ACT RELATING TO RULES AND ORDERS AND REGULATIONS OF

TAE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF BOSTON.

etc., of the

men of Boston.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Regulations, SECTION 1. The enacting style and method of pub-
board of alder. lishing rules and orders and regulations of the board of

aldermen of the city of Boston shall be such as said board
may by regulation prescribe.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 23, 1892.

ISSUE

1888, 354, $ 9, amended.

Chap. 98 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF NORTHAMPTON TO

ADDITIONAL SEWER SCRIP.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Section nine of chapter three hundred
and fifty-four of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and
eighty-eight is hereby amended by striking out the word
"one”, in the eighth line, and inserting in place thereof
the word: - two, — and by striking out the word “ten",
in the ninth line thereof, and inserting in place thereof

the word: – twenty, — so as to read as follows: — Sec- Sewer scrip not tion 9. For the purpose of defraying the expenses and $200,000. outlays incurred for the purposes aforesaid, or so much thereof as they shall see fit, the city council of the city of Northampton is hereby authorized to issue from time to time scrip, notes, bonds or certificates of debt, to be denominated on the face thereof, Sewer Scrip of the City of Northampton, to an amount outstanding at any one time not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, and redeemable at a time not exceeding twenty years from and after the date. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 23, 1892. AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE the ciry of SOMERVILLE TO RAISE MONEY Chap. 99

FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS

INCORPORATION AS A TOWN. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The city of Somerville is hereby author- May raise ized to raise by taxation a sum not exceeding five thou- bration of its sand dollars, for the purpose of celebrating the fiftieth fittleth anni.

versary, anniversary of its incorporation as a town, and of publishing an account of the proceedings of such celebration and a memorial history of Somerville. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 23, 1892. AN ACT

Chap.100 BOSTON DISTRICT COURT. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The salary of the justice of the East Bos- Salary estabton district court shall be twenty-two hundred dollars a year, to be so allowed from the first day of January in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect

upon

its

passage. [The foregoing was laid before the Governor on the nineteenth day of March, 1892, and after five days it had the force of a law,as prescribed by the Constitution, as it was not returned by him with his objections thereto within that time.] AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE SALARY OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE

Chap.101 COMMONWEALTH. Be it enacted, etc., as follows :

SECTION 1. The salary of the governor shall be eight falary estab. thousand dollars a year. He shall not be entitled to fees or perquisites.

TO ESTABLISH THE SALARY OF THE JUSTICE OF THE EAST

lished.

.

SECTION 2. Chapter three hundred and twenty-eight of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-four is hereby repealed.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect from the beginning of the next political year.

Approved March 25, 1892.

Chap.102 AN ACT RELATING TO THE PURSUING OF WILD FOWL.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: Repeal of laws

SECTION 1. So much of section six of chapter two in posin penalty for hundred and seventy-six of the acts of the year eighteen pursuing wild fowl.

hundred and eighty-six, and acts amendatory thereof, as imposes a penalty for pursuing any wild fowl with or by aid of a sailboat, is hereby repealed.

SECTION 2. Whoever pursues any wild fowl with or by aid of a boat propelled by steam or by naphtha, or by aid of a boat or vessel propelled by any mechanical means other than sails, oars or paddles, shall be punished by a fine of twenty dollars. Approved March 25, 1892.

Penalty for pursuing wild fowl.

Chap.103 An ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TRUSTEES OF THE BROMFIELD STREET

METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN BOSTON TO SELL AND CONVEY

THE REAL ESTATE OF SAID CHURCH.

May sell real

estate.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

Alden Speare, William Claflin, Silas Peirce, John 0. Bishop, Pliny Nickerson, Caleb G. Beal, Joshua Merrill, Oliver H. Durrell and Albert R. Whittier, trustees under a certain deed from William Hall Jackson to Amos Binney and others, dated the twenty-fourth day of March in the year eighteen hundred and six, and recorded in the registry of deeds for the county of Suffolk, in book two hundred and fifteen, page one hundred and forty-nine, which trustees were appointed by decree of the supreme judicial court of the Commonwealth made on the eighth day of October in the year eighteen hundred and ninetyone, and their successors, are hereby authorized to sell, from time to time, by public or private sale, in pursuance of a majority vote of said trustees, the whole or any part of the real estate now held by them, including the church edifice situated on Bromfield street in the city of Boston and commonly known as the Bromfield street Methodist Episcopal church, and the land upon which it is located or adjoining thereto, and to convey the same by a deed executed by said trustees or a majority of them, or by such officer or officers as said trustees by a majority vote

SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT.

may designate, in fee simple or otherwise, discharged from all trusts or conditions, ecclesiastical or otherwise, and from any liability to see to the application of the purchase money. Such sale and conveyance to be made with the consent of the persons or bodies whose consent to sales of real estate is required by the discipline and usages for the time being of the Methodist Episcopal church in the United States of America ; — the net proceeds of sale to Disposition of be held and disposed of by said trustees for the use of proceeds of sale. the members of the Methodist Episcopal church in the United States of America, according to the rules and discipline which from time to time may have been or may be agreed upon and adopted at the general conferences of said church in the United States of America, and the final application of said proceeds, in accordance with said rules and discipline, to be a full discharge of the said trustees, the trusts of said deed being thereupon terminated.

Approved March 25, 1892. AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE SALARIES OF THE JUSTICES OF THE

Chap.104 Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. From and after the first day of January Salaries, etc., in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two, there shall established. be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth, to the chief justice of the supreme judicial court, an annual salary of seventy-five hundred dollars, and also five hundred dollars annually in full compensation for travelling expenses; and to each of the associate justices of said court, an annual salary of seven thousand dollars, and also five hundred dollars each annually in full compensation for travelling expenses. SECTION 2. Section one of chapter two hundred and Repeal of 1888,

274, $ 1, seventy-four of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-eight is hereby repealed. SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 25, 1892. AN ACT TO REPEAL SECTION ELEVEN OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED

Clap.105 AND FIFTY-TWO OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES REQUIRING PRESIDING JUDGES OF THE SUPERIOR COURT TO REDUCE TO WRITING THEIR

DECISIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS DURING THE PROGRESS OF A TRIAL. Be it enacted, etc., as follows :

Section eleven of chapter one hundred and fifty-two of Repeal of P. S. the Public Statutes is hereby repealed.

Approved March 25, 1892.

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Oficers to
attend certain
courts in
Middlesex
County.

Chap.106 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF EASTHAMPTON TO REFUND

A PORTION OF CERTAIN MONEYS PAID FOR A LIQUOR LICENSE.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Town may

SECTION 1. The town of Easthampton is hereby
refund a portion
of a liquor authorized to refund to Eliza O'Donnel a portion of the
license fee.

sum paid by Edward O'Donnel, in the month of June in
the year eighteen hundred and ninety, for a liquor license,
the part so refunded to be in proportion to the unexpired
period of the license.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 25, 1892.
Chap.107 AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE NUMBER OF OFFICERS IN ATTENDANCE

UPON THE SUPERIOR AND SUPREME JUDICIAL COURTS FOR THE
COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, TO DEFINE THEIR DUTIES AND TO ESTAB-

LISH THEIR SALARIES.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The sheriff of the county of Middlesex may appoint, subject to the approval of the justices of the superior court or a majority thereof, four officers for attendance on the sessions of said court for civil business. Such officers shall when required by the sheriff attend the sessions of the supreme judicial court, when not in attend

ance on the superior court. To give bond to SECTION 2. Each of such officers shall give to the the sheriff.

sheriff of the county of Middlesex a bond, with sufficient sureties for the faithful performance of his duties, in the

sum of fifteen hundred dollars. Compensation SECTION 3. Such officers shall receive from the county and travel.

of Middlesex an annual salary of sixteen hundred dollars in full for all services performed by them, and five cents a mile for travel out and home once a week during such attendance, when such distance exceeds five miles one

way. Authority. SECTION 4. Such officers shall have all the authority

which constables now have by law to serve venires for jurors and the processes of said courts, and shall be allowed in such service the actual expenses necessarily incurred therein.

SECTION 5. The deputy sheriffs and officers in attendance at the superior and supreme judicial courts shall, while on duty in said courts, wear uniforms to be designated by the sheriff.

To wear
uniforme.

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