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Ashford.

For compensation of the persons appointed to prepare Revised Lawe. for printing the Revised Laws, as authorized by chapter one hundred and twenty-two of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and one, the sum of four hundred dollars,

For the salary of the assayer and inspector of liquors Assayer and from the first day of January to and including the twenty- liquore. fifth day of February of the present year, being the date of the abolition of said office by chapter one hundred and ten of the acts of the present year, the sum of one hundred and eighty-nine dollars and twenty-nine cents.

For Ledyard Bill, executor, as authorized by chapter Ledyard BIII. fourteen of the resolves of the present year, the sum of one hundred dollars.

For John P. Ryan, as authorized by chapter seventeen John P. Ryan. of the resolves of the present year, the sum of seven hundred and twenty-nine dollars.

To reimburse the town of New Ashford for expense Town of New incurred in repairing certain highways, as authorized by chapter eighteen of the resolves of the present year, the sum of five hundred dollars.

For collecting portraits of auditors of the Common- Portraits of wealth, as authorized by chapter nineteen of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars.

For the town of Peru, as authorized by chapter twenty Town of Peru. of the resolves of the present year, the sum of one hundred fifty-two dollars and thirty-nine cents, the same to be paid out of the moiety of the income of the Massachusetts School Fund payable to towns for educational expenses.

For the Lowell Textile School, as authorized by chapter Lowell Textile twenty-one of the resolves of the present year, the sum of twenty thousand dollars.

For stenographers and for such additional clerical as- Additional sistance as the auditor of the Commonwealth may find necessary for the proper despatch of public business, authorized by chapter one hundred and seventy-seven of the acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for the same purpose.

For Ella Raymond, as authorized by chapter twenty- Ella Raymond. two of the resolves of the present year, the sum of three hundred dollars.

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clerical assistance in office of auditor.

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Lowell Textile
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school at Westfield.

Samuel Hill man.

Memorial to Massachusetts soldiers who took part in

burg.

State normal echool at Westfield.

For a heating and ventilating plant for the Lowell Textile School, as authorized by chapter twenty-three of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding

twenty-one thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars. State normal

For certain repairs and improvements at the state normal school at Westfield, as authorized by chapter twenty-four of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars.

For Samuel Hillman, as authorized by chapter twentyfive of the resolves of the present year, the sum of three hundred and sixty dollars.

For the erection of a memorial to Massachusetts soldiers

who took part in the siege of Vicksburg, as authorized by siege of Vicks. chapter twenty-six of the resolves of the present year,

a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars.

For the construction of a new dormitory at the state normal school at Westfield, as authorized by chapter twenty-seven of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to the fifty thousand dollars authorized by chapter ninety-five of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and one.

For Charles H. Sargent, as authorized by chapter twenty-eight of the resolves of the present year, the

sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars. Bristol county

For the payment of a bounty to the Bristol county agricultural society, as authorized by chapter two hundred and two of the acts of the present year, the sum of six hundred dollars. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 26, 1902.

Charles H.
Sargent.

agricultural society.

Chap.209 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SALARY AND EXPENSES

OF THE STATE PENSION AGENT.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Appropriations.

SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salary and expenses of the state pension agent from the first day of January to the first day of July of the present year,

to wit: State pension agent.

For the salary of the state pension agent, one thousand dollars.

For clerical assistance, travelling and other necessary Expenses. expenses of the state pension agent, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. .

Approved March 26, 1902.

animals.

AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR EXPENSES OF THE BOARD

Chap.210 OF CATTLE COMMISSIONERS. Be it enacted, etc., as follows :

SECTION 1. The sum of eight thousand dollars is Extermination hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of diseases among the Commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, to meet expenses authorized by the board of cattle commissioners in connection with the extermination of contagious diseases among horses, cattle and other animals, from January first to April fifteenth of the present year. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. .

Approved March 26, 1902.

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE INVESTIGATION AND REPORT OF CER

Chap.211 TAIN SUPPLEMENTARY ASSESSMENTS FOR POLL TAXES IN THE CITY OF BOSTON.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Section two of chapter four hundred of 1901, 400, $ 2, the acts of the year nineteen hundred and one is hereby amended by inserting after the word “ Boston ", in the ninth line, the words :— except as to such assessments as are made between the fifteenth day of June and the twentieth day of August, the report upon which shall be made on or before the thirtieth day of August, so as to read as follows: Section 2. Each of the said assessors First assistant shall annually, in his district, personally make investiga- Boston, duties, tion as to every person who has been assessed for a poll tax supplementarily to the original assessment, in accordance with the provisions of section twenty of chapter five hundred and forty-eight of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, and shall, within ten days after any such person was so assessed, report in writing to the assessors of Boston, except as to such assessments as are made between the fifteenth day of June and the twentieth day of August, the report upon which shall be made on or before the thirtieth day of August, whether such person

amended.

etc.

actually resided at the place at which he was so assessed upon the first day of May previous to the assessment, or upon some later day in May at least six months prior to the election at which he claims the right to vote. All such reports shall be open to the inspection of the public.

SECTION 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved Varch 26, 1902.

Repeal.

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TAXATION OF THE CENTRAL MASSACHU.

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pany for taxa tion.

Chap.212

SETTS RAILROAD COMPANY.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Certain allow.

SECTION 1. In estimating the value of the corporate ance may be

franchise and property of the Central Massachusetts Rail

of property, etc. road Company for taxation the tax commissioner may Marsachusetts make an equitable allowance for the value of such of its Railroad Com

shares as have been acquired by the Boston and Maine Rail-
road under the provisions of chapter four hundred and
twenty-four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred,
and also for the value of such of its shares as are still
outstanding, for which the Boston and Maine Railroad has
actually issued stock under the provisions of said chap-
ter; but such allowance shall be made only while the
shares so acquired remain in the treasury of the Boston
and Maine Railroad and while a tax is assessed and actually
paid on the corporate franchise of the Boston and Maine
Railroad.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 26, 1902.

Clap.213

AN ACT RELATIVE TO COMPENSATING CITIES AND TOWNS FOR CAR

ING FOR PERSONS INFECTED WITH THE SMALLPOX OR OTHER

DISEASE DANGEROUS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: Payment of ex.

SECTION 1. Reasonable expenses incurred by the board penses incurred by cities and of health of a city or town in making the provision reing for persons quired by law for persons infected with the smallpox or direare danger. other disease dangerous to the public health shall be paid ous to the pub. lic health. by such person or his parents, if he or they be able to

pay, otherwise by the city or town in which he has a legal settlement, upon the approval of the bill by the board of health of such city or town; and such settlements shall

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be determined by the overseers of the poor. If the per-
son has no settlement such expense shall be paid by the
Commonwealth, upon approval of bills therefor by the
state board of charity. In all cases of persons having
settlements a written notice sent within the time required
in case of aid given to paupers, shall be sent by the board
of health or by the officer or board having the
a board of health in the city or town where the person is
sick, to the board of health, or to the officer or board
having the powers of a board of health in the city or town
in which such person has a settlement, who shall forth-
with transmit a copy thereof to the overseers of the poor
of the place of settlement. In case the person has no
settlement such notice shall be given to the state board
of health, in accordance with the provisions of section
fifty-two of chapter seventy-five of the Revised Laws.

SECTION 2. No person for whose care and maintenance Certain persons a city or town or the Commonwealth has incurred expense paupers. in consequence of smallpox, scarlet fever, diphtheria or other disease dangerous to the public health shall be deemed to be a pauper by reason of such expenditure.

SECTION 3. Section fifty-seven of chapter seventy-five Repeal. of the Revised Laws is hereby repealed. SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 26, 1902.

AN ACT TO EXEMPT THE BOSTON AND MAINE RAILROAD RELIEF

Chap.214 ASSOCIATION FROM THE PROVISIONS OF LAW RELATIVE TO FRA

TERNAL BENEFICIARY CORPORATIONS, Be it enacted, etc., as follows: SECTION 1.

The Boston and Maine Railroad Relief The Boston and Association is hereby exempted from the provisions of Reliet Associachapter one hundred and nineteen of the Revised Laws, from provisious relative to fraternal beneficiary corporations. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 26, 1902.

of R. L. 119.

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MILLVILLE CEMETERY ASSOCIATION.

Chap.215 Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Lyman Legg, Eliza W. Mann, Robert Millville CemeAldrich, Edna I. Holt, Elizabeth F. Southwick, Emeline tien incorpoH. Wilson, Charles F. Taft, J. Ardelle Mann and Frederic rated.

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