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tion of all questions of law and of all cases and matters at Jaw or in equity, civil or criminal, arising in any other county than that in or for which it is sitting, and which might properly come before and be heard and determined by the full court sitting for such other county; and upon an application of one or more of the parties a majority of the justices of said court shall in their discretion have power to order any such questions of law, or case or matter, to be entered and heard by the full court sitting in any county, or at Boston for the Commonwealth.

Approved April 4, 1892.

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Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The salary of the chief of the district Salary estabpolice shall be twenty-five 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.

Approved April 4, 1892.

Chap 129

AN ACT RELATING TO TAXES UPON CERTAIN ACCIDENT, FIDELITY

AND GUARANTY INSURANCE COMPANIES. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Section two of chapter one hundred and 1890, 1977. $ 2, ninety-seven of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety is hereby amended by striking out, in the third and fourth lines of said section, the words “thirty-four to thirty-seven”, and inserting in place thereof the words : - thirty-three to thirty-seven, both, — also by adding, at the end of said section, the words : - and by chapter one hundred and fifty-four of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, - so as to read as follows:Section 2. Every corporation which by the provisions of subject to P. 8. this act is required to pay a tax shall be subject so far as 1887, 283; 1$88, applicable thereto to the provisions of sections thirty-three to thirty-seven, both inclusive, of chapter thirteen of the Public Statutes as amended by chapter two hundred and eighty-tbree of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, and by chapter one hundred and fifty-four of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-eight. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved April 5, 1892.

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Part of town of
Phillipston an.

to town of

Chap.130 AN ACT TO ANNEX A PART OF THE TOWN OF PHILLIPSTON TO

THE TOWN OF TEMPLETON.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. So much of the town of Phillipston as nexed to Tem. lies between the present boundary line between said town pleton.

and the town of Templeton, and a line beginning on said boundary line at a granite boundary line monument on the easterly side of the road leading from Templeton through Brooks Village, so-called, to Phillipston, thence running north about thirty degrees west in line of three granite boundary line monuments, to a granite boundary line monument on the northerly side of the road leading from Templeton through Brooks Village, so-called, to Athol, with all the inhabitants and estates therein is set off from said town of Phillipston and annexed to and made a part of the town of Templeton. And said inhabitants shall hereafter be inhabitants of said town of Templeton and shall enjoy all the rights and privileges and be subject to all the duties and liabilities of inhabitants of the town of

Templeton. Taxes uncol SECTION 2. The inhabitants and estates within the lected to be paid

territory above described, and the owners of said estates, Phillipston.

shall continue liable to pay the said town of Phillipston all taxes remaining uncollected and legally assessed upon them, and all of said taxes shall be collected and paid to said town the same as if this act had not been passed. Until the next state valuation the town of Templeton shall annually, on or before the first day of November, pay to said town of Phillipston the proportionate part of the state and county tax assessed upon said town which the valuation of the part set off bears to the valuation of the town as established in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one.

SECTION 3. If any person or persons who have heretofore gained a legal settlement in said town of Phillipston by reason of residence in said territory set off as aforesaid, or by having been proprietors of any part thereof, or who may derive such settlement from any such residence or proprietorship, become in need of relief, aid or support as paupers, they shall be relieved and supported by the town of Templeton, in the same manner that they would have been had they gained a legal settlement therein. SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved April 5, 1892.

Division of state and county tax.

Settlement and support of pauреrѕ. .

OF BOSTON,

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AN ACT RELATING TO THE OVERSEERS OF THE POOR OF THE CITY

Chap.131 Be it enacted, etc., as follows :

SECTION 1. Section three of chapter one hundred and 1864, 128, $ 3, twenty-eight of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and sixty-four is hereby amended by striking out the word “ April”, in the fifth line of said section, and inserting in place thereof the word:- May, - so as to read as follows: Section 3. The persons so first elected as Overseers of the overseers of the poor in the city of Boston, shall meet bionicles and organize on the first Monday of the month succeeding their election, and those thereafterwards elected shall meet for that purpose on the first Monday in May of each year. They shall choose a chairman from their own number, and a treasurer, secretary, and such subordinate officers as they may deem expedient, and shall define their duties and fix their respective salaries. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved April 5, 1892.

ling expenses.

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CERTAIN EXPENSES AUTHOR

Chap.132
IZED THE PRESENT YEAR AND FOR OTHER EXPENSES AUTHORIZED

BY LAW.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows :
SECTION 1.

The sums hereinafter mentioned are Appropriations.
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the
Commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the pur-
poses specified in certain acts and resolves of the present
year, and for other expenses authorized by law, to wit :-

For travelling expenses of senators, as authorized by Senators, travel. chapter fifty-nine of the acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars. For travelling expenses of representatives, as authorized Representa.

lives, travelling by chapter fifty-nine of the acts of the present year, a sum expenses. not exceeding eighteen thousand seven hundred dollars,

For salary and expenses of the fire marshal of the Fire marshal of city of Boston, as provided for in chapter three hundred the city of and fifty-four of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-six, the sum of pine thousand nine hundred and thirty-nine dollars and ninety-nine cents, which amount is payable to the treasurer of the city of Boston.

For the widow of the late Gardiner Tufts, the sum of Widow of the three hundred fifty-nine dollars and seventy-two cents, as Tufto.

late Gardiner

Town of
Oxford.

Joanna L. Cox.

Statistics rela. live to families residing in rented tene. ments in Boston.

battletield memorial a680ciation.

James Burke.

survey and map ot the state.

authorized by chapter six of the resolves of the present year.

For the town of Oxford, the sum of two hundred sixtysix dollars and nineteen cents, as authorized by chapter seven of the resolves of the present year.

For Joanna L. Cox, the sum of one hundred sixty-six dollars and sixty-seven cents, and the further sum of one hundred dollars as an annuity to said Joanna L. Cox, all of which is authorized by chapter eight of the resolves of the present year.

For providing for the collection, by the bureau of statistics of labor, of certain statistics relative to families residing in rented tenements in the city of Boston, as authorized by chapter nine of the resolves of the present

year, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. Gettysburg For the Gettysburg battlefield memorial association, the

sum of four hundred dollars, as authorized by chapter ten of the resolves of the present year.

For James Burke, the sum of one hundred dollars, as authorized by chapter eleven of the resolves of the present

year. Topographical For the topographical survey and map of Massachusetts,

as authorized by chapter twelve of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding eighty-five hundred dollars.

For certain repairs and improvements at the state farm at Bridgewater, a sum not exceeding twenty-three thousand dollars, as authorized by chapter thirteen of the l'esolves of the present year. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved April 5, 1892. Chap 133 AN ACT RELATING TO THE PAYMENT OF OFFICIAL STENOGRAPHERS

OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 1885, 291, § 2;

Section two of chapter two hundred and ninety-one of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-five, as amended by section two of chapter seventy-four of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, is hereby amended by striking out all after the word “ rate”, in the fifteenth line of said section, and inserting in place thereof the following words:- to be paid by the county in which such trial may take place, when certified by the presiding

judge, -- so as to read as follows:- Section 2.' It shall peusation.

be the duty of such stenographers to attend all sessions of

State farm at
Bridgewater.

1887, 74, § 2, ameuded.

Duties, com

said court held for civil business in the counties for which they are severally appointed, and to take stenographic notes of all evidence taken at such trials and of the rulings and charge of the presiding judge, and when requested by such judge to read from such notes in open court any portion of the testimony so taken, and to furnish such judge, when requested, a transcript from such notes fully written out of such part of such testimony, charge or rulings as may be desired, and upon request to furnish either party to such action within a reasonable time a like transcript upon payment of ten cents a hundred words for each copy Allowance for so furnished. In case the presiding judge requires a coples. transcript as aforesaid said stenographer shall be entitled to payment therefor at the same rate, to be paid by the county in which such trial may take place, when certified by the presiding judge.

Approved April 6, 1892. AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF LOWELL TO TAKE ADDITIONAL

Chap.134 LAND FOR THE ARMORY LOT, Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The city of Lowell may, for the enlarge- May take land ment of the armory lot already existing in and belonging of armory lot. to said city, take, by purchase or otherwise, and hold all such adjacent lands on the westerly side of said armory lot in said city as may be necessary for that purpose, and shall within sixty days after the taking of any lands, otherwise than by purchase, file and cause to be recorded in the registry of deeds for the northern district of the county of Middlesex, a description thereof as certain as is required in an ordinary deed of land, with a statement signed by the mayor that the same is taken for armory purposes under the provisions of this act; and the act and time of the filing thereof shall be deemed to be the act and time of the taking of such land, and to be sufficient notice to all persons that the same has been so taken.

SECTION 2. Said city shall pay all damages sustained City to pay by any person or corporation by the taking of any lands under this act, and shall, by its city council, make an award of said damages at the time of such taking; and any person or corporation aggrieved by such award of damages may at any time within one year thereafter apply for a jury to revise the same, as in the case of land taken for highways in said city. SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved April 6, 1892.

damages.

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