Annual Report of the Boston Transit Commission ...

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Rockwell and Churchill, city printers, 1896
 

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Página 15 - An Act making appropriations for the construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes...
Página 69 - ... with the consent and on the application of a majority of the inhabitants of such town, present and voting thereon, pursuant to a vote at a meeting duly warned and holden for that purpose...
Página 15 - That the work herein permitted to be done shall be subject to the supervision and approval of the engineer officer of the United States Army in charge of the locality. Witness my hand this 12th day of May, 1900. Elihu Root, Secretary of War.
Página 36 - A concrete shall be made of 1 part of cement, 2 parts of sand and 4 parts of broken stone or gravel.
Página 5 - ... honor, and integrity I, to-day, have greater confidence than I have in those of Mr. Judd. I dislike to appear before the public in this matter ; but you are at liberty to make such use of this letter as you may think justice requires.
Página 70 - ... streets, shall be permanently occupied above the surface of the ground for any of the purposes of the subway except so far as necessary for the suitable ventilation thereof, and no portion of said malls shall be permanently occupied above the surface of the ground except so far as necessary for suitable ventilation, and for shelter and other accommodations at the station entrances and exits.
Página 70 - ... for such construction so far as is necessary in order to make a suitable connection with surface tracks, but no further. Field, CJ, dissenting. The permission of the Legislature, given by St. 1894, c. 548, to build in Boston a subway such as is adapted for the uses and purposes described in § 25, by implication authorizes such a structure as is necessary and reasonable for those purposes, and, in the absence of any averment to the contrary in a bill in equity to have the statute declared invalid,...
Página 68 - Salem, 103 Mass. 141. By Pub. Sts. c. 27, § 129, when a town votes to raise by taxation or pledge of its credit, or to pay from its treasury, any money for a purpose other than those for which it has the legal right and power, it may be restrained by this Court upon the suit or petition of not less than ten taxable inhabitants. The case of Frost v.
Página 13 - FE Shaw. The total number of persons on the pay-rolls of the Commission is one hundred and ninety-three. Yours respectfully, (Signed) GEORGE G. CROCKER, Chairman. Inspections. Upon the practical completion of Section One of the subway, His Honor Roger Wolcott, Acting Governor of the Commonwealth ; the members of the Executive Council ; the heads of the State departments ; the members of the Senate and House of Representatives ; His Honor the Mayor of the city and the heads of the city departments,...
Página 69 - ... the Transit Commission virtually to grant a lease of it to any street railway company for fifty years ; and that the use of the subway which is contemplated is not a public use. That the Legislature can authorize a city or town to tax its inhabitants only for public purposes is well settled and familiar. Opinion of the Justices, 155 Mass. 598, 601, and cases there cited. But railroads are always held to be built for public use, whether the right to take land, or the right to grant pecuniary aid...

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