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Dennis
Cashman,

Chap. 57

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.

MISSIONERS TO DISPOSE OF

ment used in

RESOLVE TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF HARBOR AND LAND COMChap. 58

CERTAIN EQUIPMENT USED IN IMPROVING THE CHANNEL OF THE CONNECTICUT RIVER. Certain equip- Resolved, That the board of harbor and land commisimproving sioners is hereby authorized to sell and dispose of the channel of Connecticut scows, tools, material and equipment collected for use in river to be disposed of. 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.

Charles E.
Mitchell

RESOLVE IN FAVOR OF CHARLES E. MITCHELL. Chap. 59

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.

RESOLVE RELATIVE TO THE CUSTODY OF THE RECORDS AND PLANS Chap. 60

OF THE PROPRIETORS OF ROCHESTER. Custody of

Resolved, That all records and plans of the Proprietors records and plans of the

of Rochester shall, under the direction of the commisProprietors of sioner of public records, be deposited in the registry of deeds for the county of Plymouth.

Approved April 11, 1902.

Rochester.

COUNTY TAX FOR THE COUNTY OF BARN

STABLE.

Barnstable.

RESOLVE GRANTING A

Chap. 61 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 : 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

THE

MASSACHUSETTS

PROVIDE FOR MEDALS FOR

MINUTE-MEN OF 1861.

Medals for Massachusetts minute-men of 1861.

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

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 offcers 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.

Soldiers' Home.

RESOLVE IN FAVOR OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE SOLDIERS' HOME IN Chap. 64

MASSACHUSETTS. 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.

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Resolved, That the state board of education is hereby Pupils from authorized to receive in the state normal schools pupils countries muy 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.

RESOLVE TO PROVIDE FOR COMPENSATING WINTHROP A. GATES FOR

Chap. 66 LOSS SUSTAINED BY THE TAKING OF CERTAIN LAND IN THE CITY OF NEWTON BY THE METROPOLITAN PARK COMMISSION. Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the Winthrop A.

Gates, 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

Resolved, That the board of railroad commissioners is baving street cars equipped hereby authorized and directed to investigate the advisments for rais ability and necessity of having all street railway cars ing cars to be investigated, equipped with jack-screws or other implements or ma

chinery 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.

etc.

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.

Commissioners to prepare testi. monials for soldiers and sailors who served in war with Spain, appointment, etc.

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.

Chap. 69 RESOLVE TO PROVIDE FOR

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

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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