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Allowance, 1889, 262.

of three years from the seventeenth day of April in the
year eighteen hundred and ninety-two, and the allowance
for said work shall continue at the same rate as provided
in chapter two hundred and sixty-two of the acts of the
year eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, to be audited and
paid in the same manner as provided in said chapter.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 31, 1892.

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testator.

Chap.118 An Act RELATIVE TO THE REVOCATION OF A WILL ON THE MAR

RIAGE OF THE TESTATOR.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Revocation of a

SECTION 1. The marriage of any person shall act as a marriage of the revocation of any will made by such person previous to

such marriage, unless it shall appear from the will itself
that the will was made in contemplation of such marriage,
or unless and except so far as the will is made in exercise
of a power of appointment and the estate thereby ap-
pointed would not, in default of appointment, pass to the
persons that would have been entitled to the same if it
had been the testator's own estate and he or she had died

without disposing of it by will.
To take effect SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon July first,
July 1, 1892.
eighteen hundred and ninety-two.

Approved March 31, 1892. .

Chap.119 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF ADDITIONAL PIERS

FOR THE SUPPORT OF ROCKS BRIDGE AND FOR REPAIRS ON SAID

BRIDGE.

to be con

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Additional piers SECTION 1. The county commissioners for Essex
structed for the county are hereby authorized and required, within one
Rocks bridge. year after the passage of this act, to construct two addi-

tional piers for the support of the two easterly spans of
the Rocks bridge, which crosses the Merrimac river
between the city of Haverhill and the town of West New-
hury. Also, it in their judgment the same is necessary,
they may construct one pier for the support of the span
at the westerly end of said bridge. The construction of
said piers shall be subject to the approval of the board of
harbor and land commissioners. Said piers shall be con-
structed of stone or iron as said county commissioners
may determine. The cost of said piers and supports shall

Cost.

may borrow money.

cost, 1869, 421.

be paid by the county of Essex, and said commissioners Commissioners are authorized to borrow such sums of money on the credit of said county as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this act.

SECTION 2. Said county commissioners are also Repairs to be authorized to make such repairs on said Rocks bridge as tionment of in their judgment are necessary for the safety and convenience of public travel. The cost of such repairs shall be paid in equal portions, as follows: the city of Haverhill one third, the towns of Amesbury and Merrimac one third, and the town of West Newbury one third, as is now provided by chapter four hundred and twenty-one of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and sixty-nine. SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its

passage. Approved March 31, 1892.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF HUDSON TO REFUND A PORTION Chap.120

OF ITS DEBT.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows :

SECTION 1. The town of Hudson is authorized to bor- Town may row for a term not exceeding ten years, a sum not exceed- tion of its debt. ing forty thousand dollars, for the purpose of paying two notes given by said town, one for fifteen thousand dollars and one for twenty-five thousand dollars, which become due on the fourth day of April in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 31, 1892.

amended.

AN ACT RELATING TO THE RESIDENCE OF REGISTERS OF DEEDS AND Chap.121

TO THE PLACE OF KEEPING BOOKS, RECORDS, DEEDS AND PAPERS

BELONGING TO THEIR OFFICES. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

Section twelve of chapter twenty-four of the Public P. 8. 24, $ 12, Statutes is hereby amended, in the first and second lines of said section, by striking out the words “ reside in the city or town where the office of his registry is required to be, and shall there keep”, and inserting in place thereof the words : -- keep in the office of his registry, - so as to read as follows: – Section 12. Every register of deeds Custody of shall keep in the office of his registry, all books, records, etc.; office to be deeds and papers belonging to his office, and shall have open to public, such office open to the public on every day except Sundays and public holidays. Approved April 4, 1892.

etc.

Chap.122 An ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF ARLINGTON TO INCUR INDEBT

EDNESS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ERECTING A HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: May incur indebtedness

SECTION 1. The town of Arlington may incur indebtfor purpose of edness, for the purpose of erecting a high school building school building. in said town, to an amount not exceeding the limit of

indebtedness fixed by law for said town, and may from
time to time issue negotiable notes, bonds or scrip there-
for, properly denominated on the face thereof, and payable
in periods not exceeding twenty years from the date of
issue ; but the provisions of chapter twenty-nine of the
Public Statutes and of chapter one hundred and twenty-
nine of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-
four shall otherwise apply to the issue of such bonds,
notes or scrip, and to the establishment of a sinking fund
for the payment thereof at maturity.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon

its

passage.

Approved April 4, 1892. Chap.123 AN ACT TO PROVIDE AND DEFINE THE PUNISHMENT FOR PERJURY.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: P.S. 205, $ 1,

Section one of chapter two hundred and five of the Public Statutes is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following words :- or by fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in the jail not exceeding three years, or by both said fine and imprisonment in the jail, — so as to read as follows: Section 1. Whoever, being lawfully required to depose the truth in any proceeding in a course of justice, commits perjury, shall be punished, if the perjury is committed on the trial of an indictment for a capital crime, by imprisonment in the state prison for life, or for any term of years, and, if committed in any other case, by imprisonment in the state prison not exceeding twenty years, or by fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in the jail not exceeding three years, or by both said fine and imprisonment in the jail.

Approved April 4, 1892. Chap.124 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PUBLICATION AND POSTING OF PRO

POSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Whenever a constitutional amendment is proposed

to be submitted to the people, the warrants for all meetbe printed in

ings of voters at which a vote on the amendment is to be

amended.

Penalties for perjury.

A full copy of

amendment to

the warrant.

taken shall contain a copy of the proposed amendment, printed in full.

SECTION 2. The secretary of the Commonwealth shall Publication of cause such proposed amendment to be published, in the amendment. manner provided for the publication of lists of nominations by section fourteen of chapter four hundred and thirty-six of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, or by any amendment heretofore or hereafter made thereto. He shall also cause the amendment to be coples to be printed in full with the heading, Proposed Constitutional Posted by tegis. Amendment, in large type, and copies thereof shall be sent to the registrars of voters and posted by them in the manner provided in the case of lists of candidates by said section fourteen, or by any amendment heretofore or hereafter made thereto. Copies thereof shall also be coples to be sent to the several city and town clerks and to the elec- posted air tion officers of each voting place, and shall be posted at shelf, etc. each voting shelf and about the polling room, in the manner provided in the case of cards of instruction by sections sixteen, seventeen and eighteen of said act, or by any amendment heretofore or hereafter made thereto. SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved April 4, 1892. AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE NEW ENGLAND HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN Chap.125

AND CAILDREN TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows :

Section 1. The New England Hospital for Women May hold addi. and Children is hereby authorized and empowered to hold percorre estade real estate not exceeding in value five bundred thousand dollars, and personal property not exceeding in value five hundred thousand dollars, instead of the amounts of real estate and personal property authorized by its act of incorporation. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved April 4, 1892. AN AOT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF REVERE TO ESTABLISH A

Chap.126 Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The selectmen of the town of Revere, Town of Revere when authorized so to do by a vote of said town at a grade for meeting legally held, shall establish in said town a cellar cellars, etc. grade of not less than fourteen feet above mean low water; and no person after such grade is established shall

GRADE FOR CELLARS.

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may establish a

()wners and occupants to comply with requirements, etc.; powers and duties of town officers, etc.

construct in said town any cellar or basement cellar of
any building below such grade, or use or occupy any
cellar or basement cellar so constructed : provided, that
the selectmen may, by license subject to revocation at
any time by them, authorize cellars to be constructed or
used in buildings used exclusively for storage or business
purposes so much below said grade as they shall designate
in each license.

SECTION 2. If any person constructs or uses any
cellar or basement cellar in violation of this act, said
selectmen sball order the owner or occupant of such
cellar or basement cellar to so alter and construct the
same as to conform to the requirements of this act; and
if such owner or occupant fails to comply with such order
within ten days after service thereof, as provided by the
following section, said selectmen shall so alter or cause
to be altered such cellar or basement cellar; and all
necessary expenses incurred thereby shall constitute a
lien upon the land wherein such cellar or basement cellar
is constructed and upon the buildings upon such land,
and may be collected in the manner provided by law for
the collection of taxes upon real estate ; and the town
treasurer in behalf of said town may purchase such land,
or land and buildings, at any sale thereof, for the enforce-
ment of such lien.

SECTION 3. All orders under the preceding section etc., P. 5.80, s shall be made in writing, and served upon said owners

or occupants or their authorized agents as prescribed by
section twenty-two of chapter eighty of the Public Stat-

utes for the service of orders of boards of health; and Provisions may the superior court or any justice thereof, in term time or injunction, etc. vacation, may, by injunction or other suitable process in

equity, l'estrain any person or corporation from construct-
ing or using any cellar or basement cellar in violation of
the provisions of this act, and may enforce such provisions
and may order and enforce the abatement or alteration of
any cellar or basement cellar constructed or used in viola-
tion thereof, so that such cellars shall be in accordance
with such provisions.

Approved April 4, 1892.
Chap.127 An Act AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF CASES IN THE SUPREME

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Written orders to be ferved,

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JUDICIAL COURT.

Court may transfer cases, etc.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

The supreme judicial court, sitting as a full court in any county or for the Commonwealth, shall have jurisdic

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