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cause for the revocation of the license granted under the
provisions of said chapter three hundred and fifty-eight, and
shall be considered as a violation of the conditions of the
bond required by section one of chapter three hundred and
seventy-seven of the acts of the year mneteen hundred and
seven.
SSt.**'***"^ Section 6. Sections one and two of this act shall take
effect on the first day of July, in the year nineteen hundred
and seventeen, but the remaining provisions thereof shall
take effect upon its passage. Approved May 3, 1916.



Chav 176 ^ ^^ '^^ REQUIRE the tax commissioner to furnish

^* TO THE GENERAIi COURT CERTAIN INFORMATION AS TO

REVENUE.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

Taxoommifl- In the year nineteen hundred and sixteen the tax com-
^^e%u»urt^ missioner shall ascertain the amount and kinds of personal
il^foraLtionaa property assessed in every city and town in the common-
to revenue. wealth uudcr the description of "all other ratable" together
with the amount of taxes assessed thereon, and shall include
a statement thereof in his annual report upon "Polls, Prop-
erty and Taxes.*' He shall also, on or before the first day
of May in the year nineteen hundred and seventeen, and
annually thereafter, inform the general court as to the
amount of income assessed under any law for the taxation
of income enacted in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen,
and also an estimate of the probable amount of taxes that
will be levied upon incomes under such act. The tax com-
missioner shall also, on or before said first day of May,



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General Acts, 1916. — Chap. 177. 155

transmit to the general court an estimate of the amomit of
"all other ratable" personal property that will be assessed
in the several cities and towns in the year nineteen hundred
and seventeen. Full authority is hereby given to the tax Mayraauin
conunissioner to require from the assessors of the several SSworer^
cities and towns such reports as may be necessary for carry-
ing out the provisions of this act. Approved May S, 1916.

An Act relative to the nisposmoN of moneys received Chav.177

IN NATURALIZATION CASES. .

Be U enacted, etc., as follows:

Section 1. Section thirty-one of chapter one hundred 2i^*i!^OT&
and sixty-five of the Revised Laws, as amended by chapter
two hundred and fifty-three of the acts of the year nineteen
hundred and eight, is hereby further amended by striking
out all after the words "United States", in the twenty-first
line, and inserting in place thereof the words: — , in so far
as such retention is authorized by federal law, but from the
moneys so retained they shall pay all additional clerical
force that may be required in performing the duties im-
posed by the said naturalization laws, — so as to read as
follows: — Section SI. The clerks of the courts in the Dwponitionof
several counties, and of the supreme judicial court and the r^^in
superior coiul in the county of Suffolk, shall keep a cash SS£SJ***^**°°
book, which shall be county property and shall be and
remain a part of the records of the courts, in which they
shall keep accounts of all fees received by them for their
official acts and services, including fees for copies which
they are not required by law to furnish, fees and money in
proceedings relative to naturalization or for naturalization
certificates, and all fees and money of whatever description
or character received by them, or by any assistant or other
person in their offices or employment, for any acts done or
services rendered in connection with their said offices, and
shall on or before the tenth day of each month pay over
to the treasurer of the county, or to such other officer as is
entitled to receive them, all fees received during the pre-
ceding calendar month, and shall render to him an account
thereof under oath: provided, however, that the said clerks Proviao.
may retain that part of any moneys received by them
imder or by authority of the naturalization laws of the
United States, in so far as such retention is authorized by
federal law, but from the moneys so retained they shall pay



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156 General Acts, 1916, — Chaps. 178, 179.

all additional clerical force that may be required in perform-
ing the duties imposed by the said naturalization laws.
Section 2. TMs act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved May 8, 1916,

Chap. 178 An Act to provtoe for payment of the expenses of

REBUILDING WELLINGTON BRIDGE.

Be it enacted, etc., as foUows:

l^^SS^ot Section 1. The expenditure of a sum not exceeding

>j^J^ eleven thousand dollars is hereby authorized, under the pro-
bridg». visions of chapter seven hundred and ninety-four of the acts

of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, as amended by
chapter two hundred and seventy-six of the General Acts of
the year mneteen hundred and fifteen, in addition to the
sums appropriated by said acts, for the payment of such
siuns as may be fouml due by the metropolitan park com-
mission, subject 'to the approval of the attorney-general,
for work already performed and material furnished in the
construction of Wellington bridge in Somerville and Med-
ford, under the provisions of said acts.
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved May 8, 1916.

Chap. 179 An Act to prevent the voters of one POLmcAL party

FROM VOTING IN THE PRIMARIES OF ANOTHER POUTICAL
PARTY. .

Be a enacted, etc., as follows:

iiJ^;^ndlS; Section 1. Section one hundred and three of chapter
eight hundred and thirty-five of the acts of the year nine-
teen hundred and thirteen, as amended by section one of
chapter* seven hundred and ninety of the acts of the year
nineteen hundred and fourteen, is hereby further amended
by striking out the last paragraph, so as to read as follows:
SSd^^de^ — Section 103. Ballots for use at state and presidential
^S^twn, primaries shall be prepared and provided, and the number
•*«• thereof determined, by the secretary of the commonwealth,

Pkwiao. and no other ballots ^all be received or counted: provided,

however, that if the ballots provided for any polling place are
not delivered, or if after delivery they are lost, destroyed or
stolen, the city or town clerk or election conmiissioners
shall provide ballots similar as far as possible, which ballots
may be used.



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General Acts, 1916. — Chap. 179. 157

Section 2. Section one hundred and four of said chapter mz. sas. f 104.
eight hundred and thirty-five, as amended by section two •*«•• »«»«°<*«^-
of said chapter seven hundred and ninety, is hereby further
amended by striking out the last paragraph, so as to read as
follows: — Section 104- The city or town shall provide and ^J^jjj^'*^*^
the city or town clerk shall prepare ballots to be used in p™***™?^
city or town primaries, and no other ballots shall be received SE?"*^
or counted. No ballots as herein provided shall be printed
in any printing establishment owned or managed by the
city of Boston.

Section 3. Section one hundred and five of said chapter lou. sas. i los.
right hundred and thirty-five, as amended by section three *^*' *°'*°
of said chapter seven hundred and ninety, is hereby further
amended by inserting after the word ** ballot ", in the fourth
line, the words: — of each party, — so as to read as fol-
lows: — Section 105. The number at ballots for use at Number of
city or town primaries shall be determined by the city clerk d*iennmeJ
in cities, and by the town clerk in towns, and shall not for
any ward or town exceed one ballot of each party for each
voter therein.

Section 4. Said chapter eight hundred and thirty-five; m8,835,iio«,
as amended in section one hundred and six by section four •** • •""•"**^-
of said chapter seven hundred and ninety, is hereby further
amended by striking out said section one hundred and six
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 106. ^^^^^l^
Ballots for each party shall be printed on paper of a different printed on
color from that on which the ballots for any other party SKmrnt^ooior.
are printed. At least six facsimile copies of the ballot for
each party, printed on colored paper, shall be provided for
each polling place as specimen ballots.

Section 5.' Section one hundred and seven at said ^^*^SiiJ^*
chapter eight hundred and thirty-five, as amended by section
five of said chapter seven hundred and ninety, is hereby
further amended by striking out, wherever they occur in
said section, the words "official primary ballot**, and in-
serting in place thereof the words: — official ballot of the
(here shall follow the party name), — so as to read as fol-
lows: — Section 107. At the top of each ballot shall be Form of official
printed the words "The official ballot of the (here shall **"****
follow the party name).'* On the back and outside of each
ballot when folded shall be printed the words "Official
ballot of the (here shall follow the party name) ", foltowed
by the number of the precinct and ward or the name of the
town for which the ballot is prepared, the date of the pri-



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General Acrr^, 1916. — Chap. 179.



Arrknieement of



To be arranged
in pouDA in
order of
drawing.



Proviso.



Street and
number of
residenoe to
be printed.



Certain state-
ment to be
IHinted.



Names to be
printed on
ballot, blank
spaces to be
provided, etc.



Number to be
voted for to be
stated on ballot.

Form of
ballots, etc.



1013. 836, 1 109.
etc., amended.



Delivery of
ballots, etc.. at
polling places.



mary and for state or presidential primaries a facsimile of
the signature of the secretary of the commonwealth and
for city or town primaries a facsimile of the signature of the
city or town clerk. Names of candidates for each elective
office shall be arranged alphabetically according to their
surnames.

Names of candidates for ward or town committees, and
for delegates to conventions shall be arranged in groups in
such order as may be determined by lot, under the direction
of the secretary of the commonwealth, who shall notify each
state committee and give a representative of each such
committee an opportunity to be present: provided, hotoever,
that, when necessary, groups may be printed on the ballot
in two or more columns.

Against the name of a candidate for an elective office, for
a ward or town committee or for a member of a state com-
mittee shall be printed the street and number, if any, of his
residence.

Against the name of a candidate for an elective office
shall be printed the statement contained in the nomination
paper placing him in nomination.

No names shall be printed on a ballot other than those
presented on nomination papers. Immediately following the
names of candidates, blank spaces equal to the number of
persons to be chosen shall be provided for the insertion of
other names.

The number of persons to be voted for for the different
offices shall be stated on the ballot.

The form of ballots and the arrangement of printed
matter thereon shall be in general the same as that of the
official state ballots, except as otherwise provided in the
sections concerning primaries.

Section 6. Section one hundred and nine of said chap-
ter eight hundred and thirty-five, as amended by section
six of said chapter seven hundred and ninety, is hereby
further amended by inserting the words, "for each party",
after the word "ballots'*, in the twelfth line, and after the
word "ballots**, in the fourteenth line, so as to read as
follows: — Section 109. The c. The
act shall be submitted in the form of the following question
to be placed upon the official ballot: "Shall an act, passed
by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and six-
teen, to authorize cities to maintain schools of agriculture
and horticulture and to make provision, in
certain instances, for the temporary housing of
persons attending the school, be accepted?"

Approved May 9, 1916,



An Act to authorize the metropoutan park commis- (jfi^j^ igg

SIGN TO improve CERTAIN LANDS GIVEN TO THE COMMON-
WEALTH BY THE TOWN OF ARLINGTON.

Be it enacted, etc,, as follows:

Section 1. In order to improve for parkway purposes Metropoi-
the land given to the commonwealth by the town of Arlington wmmiiion
under authority of chapter one hundred and eighty-eight S?toS^&ndJ
of the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, S^"?eSuh
the metropolitan park commission is hereby authorized to A?ii?^Q^
expend the sum of twenty thousand dollars.

Section 2. To meet expenditures made under authority Metropolitan
of this act, the treasurer and receiver general, with the ap- seHesTwJ!'
proval of the governor and council, shall issue bonds or
certificates of indebtedness to the amount of twenty thou-
sand dollars as an addition to the Metropolitan Parks Loan,
Series Two. Such bonds or scrip shall be issued in such
amounts and upon such terms, and shall bear such rate of
interest not exceeding four per cent per annum, payable
semi-annually, and shall be paid serially in such amounts
and at such times within a period not exceeding forty years
as shall be determined by the treasurer and receiver general,
with the approval of the governor and council, to be for the
best interests of the commonwealth.

Appraoed May 9, 1916.



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166 General Acts, 1916. — Chap. 187.



Chap. 187 An Act to provide punishment for attempted escapes

FROM THE PRISON CAMP AND HOSPITAL.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

iStndSl*^* Section 1. Section two of chapter two hundred and
forty-three of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and
four is hereby amended by inserting after the word "escapes",
in the first line, the words: — or attempts to escape, — by
inserting after the word "camp", in the second line, the
words: — now known as the prison camp and hospital, — by
inserting after the word "thereto", in the third line, the
words: — or therefrom, or while employed therein, — by
inserting after the word "escape", in the fifth line, the
words: — or attempt to escape, — and by striking out the
words "state farm", in the last line, and inserting in place
thereof the words: — institution to which he was originally
sentenced for not less than one year nor more than five
years. The expense of supporting such prisoner shall be
paid by the institution to which he is sentenced and the
expense of committing him shall be paid by the prison

Punishment for camp and hospital, — so as to read as follows: — Section 2.

iJ^^from A prisoner who escapes, or attempts to escape, from the

STS»S££ land or buildings of said camp, now known as the prison
camp and hospital, or from the custody of an oflScer while
being conveyed thereto, or therefrom, or while employed
therein, may be pursued and re-captured; and upon com-
plaint before any district court or trial justice may be
punished for such escape, or attempt to escape, by a sentence
of imprisonment at the institution to which he was originally
sentenced for not less than one year nor more than five
years. The expense of supporting such prisoner shall be
paid by the institution to which he is sentenced and the
expense of committing him shall be paid by the prison
camp and hospital.
Section 2; This act shall take effect upon its passage.
{The foregoing was laid before the governor on the third day
of May, 1916, and after five days ii had "the force of a law^\
as prescribed by the constittUion, as it was not returned by
him with his objections thereto toithin that time.)



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General Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 188, 189. 167



An Act to axjthorize the granting op temporary C'^ap.188

LICENSES TO SELL CERTAIN ARTICLES FOR CHARITABLE
PURPOSES.

Be it enacted, etc., as foUcws:

Section 1. The overseers of the poor in any city and JSSSf^y
the board of selectmen in any town may wider such con- ^„»™;*<?i*<>

-, , _ *' "^ • A* 86*1 certain

ditions as they may deem proper, grant to any organization *^2br
engaged exclusively in charitable work a special license purpooeef
authorizing it upon a particular day and for a charitable
purpose named in such license, to sell through its accredited
agents in the streets and other public places within such city
or town, or in any designated part thereof, flags, badges,
medals, buttons, flowers, souvenirs and similar small articles:
provided, that no person under sixteen years of age shall be Proviso,
accredited as such agent, that each agent shall wear in
plain sight while engaged in selling such articles a badge,
provided by such organization and approved by the au-
thority issuing the license, bearing upon it the name of such
organization and the date on which the license is to be
exercised, and that no such agent shaU be authorized to
make or attempt to make such sales in front of any private
premises against the objection of the owner or occupant
thereof. The exercise of the licenses hereby provided for
shaU be subject to the provisions of all statutes, ordinances,
by-laws, rules and regulations not inconsistent herewith.
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved May 10, 1916,

An Act relative to the standard op vinegar and to (jhaj) igg

THE SALE THEREOF.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

Section sixty-seven of chapter fifty-seven of the Revised Sjiended'*"^'
Laws, as amended by section two of chapter six hundred
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven and by
section one of chapter two hundred and thirty-nine of the
General Acts of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, is
hereby further amended by striking out the words "and
one half per cent, by weight", in the third line, and insert-
ing in place thereof the word : — grams, — by striking out the
word "absolute", in the same line, by inserting after the
word "acid", in the fourth line, the words: — in one hun-



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Standard of
vinegar
established,
etc.



Solids, etc.,
of vinegar not
a basis for
payment, etc.



dred cubic centimeters of the vinegar, — by striking out the
word "eight", in the fifth line, and inserting in place thereof
the word: — six, — by striking out the words "per cent by
weight", in the same line, and inserting in place thereof the
word: — grams, — and by inserting after the word "solids",
in the sixth line, the words: — in one himdred cubic centi-
meters of the cider vinegar, — so as to read as follows: —
Section 67. Vinegar shall contain no added or artificial
coloring matter, and shall contain not less than four grams
of acetic acid in one hundred cubic centimeters of the vinegar.
Cider vinegar shaU in addition contain not less than one
and six tenths grams of cider vinegar solids in one hundred
cubic centimeters of the cider vinegar. If vinegar contains
any added or artificial coloring matter, or less than the
required amount of acidity, or if cider vinegar contains less
than the required amount of acidity or of cider vinegar
solids, it shall be deemed to be adulterated. The commis-
sioner of health shaU determine or cause to be determined,
from time to time, analytical methods for the estimation
of solids and of acetic acid in vinegar, and said methods
shaU be published in the monthly bulletin of the state de-
partment of health. No persons shall estimate the solids
or the acetic acid content of vinegar for determining the
composition or value of said vinegar as a basis for pay-
ment in buying or in selling, or for the purpose of inspection,
by methods ofiier than those published as herein described.

Approved May 10, 1916.



Chap. 190 An Act to authorize cities to establish boards of

SURVEY.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

S^biiSh'Soarda SECTION 1. The mayor of a city, with the approval of
of survey. thc city couucil or of the board of aldermen, as the case
may be, may, in the month of January in any year, appoint
three citizens who shaU constitute a board of survey for the
city. Of the members first appointed one shall serve for
the term of one year, one for the term of two years, and
one for the term of three years from the first day of Febru-
ary succeeding the date of their appointment, and there-
after, in the month of January, in each year, one member of
said board shall be appointed to serve for the term of three
years from the first day of February succeeding the date of
his appointment, or until the appointment and qualification



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of his successor. In case of any vacancy in the board a vacancy,

citizen shall be appointed in the manner provided herein

to serve for the remainder of his predecessor's term of office.

The city engineer shall act as clerk of the board. The Compensation.

compensation of the members of the board shall be fixed by

the city coimcil or the board of aldermen as the case may be

subject to the approval of the mayor.

Section 2. Any person, firm or corporation proposing to punaof
lay out, locate, relocate or construct for public use, any ^vat« streets,
private street or way in a city after the establishment therein J^iS^
of a board of survey under the provisions hereof shall, before
opening such street or way for public use, submit to said
board suitable plans and profiles of the street or way, so
prepared as to show also the method of drainage of the
adjacent or contiguous territory, all in accordance with
such rules and regulations as the board may prescribe.
Upon the receipt of the said plans, with a petition for their Public hearing.
approval, the board shaU give a public hearing thereon after
giving notice of the same by publication once in each of two
successive weeks in a newspaper published in the city, the
last publication to be at least two days before the hearing;
and after the hearing, the board may alter such plans and
may determine where such streets or ways shall be located
and the width and grades thereof, and shaU so designate
on said plans. The plans, as approved or modified by the
board, shall then be signed by the members of the board,
or by a majority of them, and filed in the office of the city
engineer who shall attest thereon the date of filing; and
thereafter no street or way in the territory to which the
plans relate shall be laid out or constructed except in accord-
ance therewith, or with such further plans as may subse-
quently be approved by the board.

Section 3. The board of survey may, and upon the Board may
vote of the local planning board and the city coimcil or p™p*^p^^'
board of aldermen shall, from time to time cause to be made
by the city engineer, under its direction, plans of such terri-
tory or sections of lands in the city as the board of survey
or the said planning board may deem necessary, showing
thereon the location of such streets or ways, whether al-
ready laid out or not, as, in the opinion of the board, the
interest of the public may or will require in such territory,
showing clearly the direction, width and grades of each
street or way, and a plan of drainage, and said board may
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l^aymake
chances in
plans, etc.



Proviao.



exceeding the amount of money appropriated by the city
PubUo hearing, for the puTpose. Before causmg such plans to be made the
board shall give a public hearing thereon, which shall be
advertised in the same manner as the hearing required in
section two, and shall, after the making of any such plan,
give a hearing thereon, advertised in like manner, and keep
the plan open to public inspection for one month after the
first advertisement of the hearing. After the hearing, and
after any alterations deemed necessary by said board have
been made therein, the same shall be approved, signed,
marked, filed and attested as provided in respect to the
plans mentioned in section two of this act.

Section 4. The board of survey may from time to time
make a new plan or plans to take the place of any plans that
may be filed in accordance with the provisions of sections
two and three of this act, or may make changes on any
plan or plans so filed: provided, however, that any action
involving new plans or changes in plans already duly at-
tested and filed shall be made only after the notice and
hearing, and in all other respects, in the manner specified



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