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Chap. 57

Dennis
Cashman.

Chap. 58

Certain equip. ment used in improving channel of Connecticut river to be disposed of.

Chap. 59

Charles E.
Mitchell.

RESOLVE IN FAVOR OF DENNIS CASHMAN.

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth to Dennis Cashman, who served in company B, seventeenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteers, in the civil war, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars, the amount of a bounty promised to him by vote of the town of Danvers on account of his enlistment in said service, which sum he would have been entitled to receive from the Commonwealth under the provisions of chapter five hundred and twenty-five of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, if his claim had seasonably been filed.

Approved April 8, 1902.

RESOLVE TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF HARBOR AND LAND COM-
MISSIONERS TO DISPOSE OF CERTAIN EQUIPMENT USED IN IM-
PROVING THE CHANNEL OF THE CONNECTICUT RIVER.

Resolved, That the board of harbor and land commis-
sioners is hereby authorized to sell and dispose of the
scows, tools, material and equipment collected for use in
improving the channel of the Connecticut river, which
cannot be utilized in other work carried on by said board.
The proceeds of such sales shall be paid into the treasury
of the Commonwealth.
Approved April 8, 1902.

RESOLVE IN FAVOR OF CHARLES E. MITCHELL.

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth to Charles E. Mitchell the sum of three thousand dollars, the said Mitchell being a wardroom steward on the training ship Enterprise, who on the seventh day of August in the year nineteen hundred and one received injuries while in the discharge of his duty which necessitated the amputation of his left foot. Approved April 9, 1902.

Chap. 60

RESOLVE RELATIVE TO THE CUSTODY OF THE RECORDS AND PLANS
OF THE PROPRIETORS OF ROCHESTER.

Custody of
records and
plans of the

Resolved, That all records and plans of the Proprietors of Rochester shall, under the direction of the commisProprietors of sioner of public records, be deposited in the registry of

Rochester.

deeds for the county of Plymouth.

Approved April 11, 1902.

RESOLVE GRANTING A COUNTY TAX FOR THE COUNTY OF BARN- Chap. 61

STABLE.

Barnstable.

Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appro- County tax, priated for the expenses of the county of Barnstable for the year nineteen hundred and two:

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For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars.

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding nine hundred dollars.

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by law, a sum not exceeding five thousand seven hundred dollars.

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars.

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a sum not exceeding four thousand nine hundred dollars.

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not exceeding four thousand three hundred dollars.

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars.

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior courts, a sum not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars.

For transportation expenses of county and associate commissioners, a sum not exceeding three hundred and fifty dollars.

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the insane, a sum not exceeding one thousand one hundred dollars.

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars.

For repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, a sum not exceeding one thousand five hundred dollars.

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, a sum not exceeding one thousand five hundred dollars.

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land damages, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars. For truant schools, a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars.

County tax,
Barnstable.

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current year, a sum not exceeding four hundred and fifty dollars.

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of thirty-nine thousand five hundred dollars, to be expended, together with the cash balance on hand and the receipts from other sources, for the above purposes. Approved April 11, 1902.

Chap. 62 RESOLVE TO

Medals for
Massachusetts

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the minute men of treasury of the Commonwealth a sum not exceeding one

1861.

thousand dollars, to be expended under the direction of the adjutant general in the preparation of medals to be distributed by him to those veterans who, as members of the Massachusetts volunteer militia organizations selected by the governor, responded to President Lincoln's first call for troops on the fifteenth day of April in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-one.

Approved April 15, 1902.

Instruction in riding to the mounted militia.

PROVIDE FOR MEDALS FOR THE MASSACHUSETTS
MINUTE-MEN OF 1861.

Chap. 63 RESOLVE TO PROVIDE FOR GIVING INSTRUCTION IN RIDING TO THE

MOUNTED MILITIA.

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars, for giving instruction in riding to officers required by the militia laws to be mounted, to noncommissioned officers, buglers and drivers of the light artillery, to enlisted men of the cavalry, and to enlisted men of the infantry who are required by law to be mounted. Certificates signed by the commanding officer of each organization, stating the number of men in his command who have received such instruction and who have ridden at least five times under proper military instruction, shall be furnished to the adjutant general, and upon his approval payments shall be made from said sum to the commanding officer of each organization at the rate of ten dollars for each man in his command so certified to have received such instruction.

Approved April 17, 1902.

RESOLVE IN FAVOR OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE SOLDIERS' HOME IN

MASSACHUSETTS.

Chap. 64

Soldiers' Home.

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the Trustees of treasury of the Commonwealth to the Trustees of the Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts the sum of thirty-five thousand dollars, for the maintenance of a home for deserving veteran soldiers and sailors.

Approved April 17, 1902.

RESOLVE TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO
RECEIVE IN THE STATE NORMAL SCHOOLS PUPILS FROM OTHER
STATES AND COUNTRIES.

RESOLVE TO PROVIDE FOR COMPENSATING WINTHROP A. GATES FOR
LOSS SUSTAINED BY THE TAKING OF CERTAIN LAND IN THE CITY
OF NEWTON BY THE METROPOLITAN PARK COMMISSION.

Chap. 65

other states and

be received in

Resolved, That the state board of education is hereby Pupils from authorized to receive in the state normal schools pupils countries may from other states and from foreign countries upon the pay- state normal ment of tuition fees; and also to receive in said schools schools. upon the payment of tuition fees such a number of properly qualified teachers or persons intending to be teachers, from Porto Rico, Cuba, Guam, the Sandwich Islands and the Philippine Islands, as they may deem expedient, and to distribute them in such a manner among the several schools aforesaid as will avoid an excessive demand upon, or serious inconvenience to, the existing facilities and equipment of the schools. Approved April 17, 1902.

Chap. 66

Gates.

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the Winthrop A. treasury of the Commonwealth to Winthrop A. Gates or his legal representatives such sum, not exceeding six hundred dollars, as the metropolitan park commission shall certify is just and equitable to compensate said Gates for any loss sustained by him due to the taking by the Commonwealth, through said commission, of land in Newton on the banks of the Charles river, with timber standing thereon. Said sum shall be paid from the Metropolitan Parks Loan Fund. Approved April 17, 1902.

Chap. 67 RESOLVE TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS

TO INVESTIGATE THE ADVISABILITY OF REQUIRING STREET RAIL-
WAY COMPANIES TO EQUIP THEIR CARS WITH IMPLEMENTS FOR
RAISING THEM IN CASES OF ACCIDENT.

Necessity of having street

cars equipped ments for rais

with

ing cars to be investigated,

etc.

Commissioners to prepare testimonials for soldiers and

sailors who served in war with Spain, appointment,

Chap. 68 RESOLVE TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF COMMISSIONERS

TO PREPARE TESTIMONIALS FOR THE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS WHO
SERVED IN THE WAR WITH SPAIN.

Resolved, That the governor appoint a suitable person,
and that the person so appointed, the lieutenant governor
and the adjutant general, be commissioners, without pay,
to cause to be engraved and printed a suitable testimonial
for each officer, soldier or sailor who served as part of the
quota of Massachusetts during the war with Spain, and
was honorably discharged from or died in the service;
and that the adjutant general deliver such testimonials,
on application, to such persons as he may deem entitled
to receive the same.
Approved April 17, 1902.

etc.

Resolved, That the board of railroad commissioners is hereby authorized and directed to investigate the advisability and necessity of having all street railway cars equipped with jack-screws or other implements or machinery of sufficient power to raise the cars to such a height as will permit the extrication of injured persons held beneath them, and to report thereon to the general court on or before the fifteenth day of January in the year nineteen hundred and three.

Approved April 17, 1902.

Massachusetts
Agricultural
College.

Chap. 69 RESOLVE TO PROVIDE FOR

A CENTRAL HEATING AND LIGHTING PLANT AND FOR A DINING HALL AT THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE.

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth a sum not exceeding seventy-one thousand dollars, to be expended at the Massachusetts Agricultural College under the direction of the board of trustees for the following purposes, to wit-Thirty-five thousand dollars for the installation of a central plant for heating the buildings grouped on the western slope of the state property, and for lighting all the buildings on the same property; thirty-five thousand dollars for erecting, equipping and furnishing a dining

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