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rose, and other property near the Middlesex Fells reservation as a part of the metropolitan park system, and report to the general court on or before the second Wednesday in January, nineteen hundred and sixteen. Approved March 12, 1915.

RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR PRINTING THE GENERAL LAWS RE- Chap. 22

LATING TO TOWNS, AS COMPILED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE
COMMONWEALTH.
Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury Printing general

laws relating of the commonwealth, to be expended under the direction of the secretary of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, for printing the general laws relating to towns as compiled under authority of chapter eightysix of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen.

Approved March 18, 1915.

to towns.

RESOLVE TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPENDITURE OF AN ADDI- Chap. 23

TIONAL SUM BY THE STATE FORESTER IN THE EMPLOYMENT
OF CERTAIN NEEDY PERSONS.

Resolved, That the sum of fifty thousand dollars is hereby Employment authorized to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, to be expended by the state forester in the employment of needy persons under the provisions of chapter two of the resolves of the current year; this sum to be in addition to the amounts authorized by the said chapter.

Approved March 19, 1915.

of certain needy persons.

RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR AN INVESTIGATION BY THE STATE Chap. 24

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND THE TRUSTEES OF HOSPITALS
FOR CONSUMPTIVES RELATIVE TO REIMBURSING CITIES AND
TOWNS FOR HOSPITAL CARE OF TUBERCULOUS PATIENTS.

Resolved, That the state department of health and the Investigation trustees of hospitals for consumptives are hereby authorized as to reimbursand directed to investigate the subject of reimbursing cities towns for care and towns for money expended by them in the care at patients. hospitals of persons suffering from tuberculosis, and especially the subject-matter contained in senate document number one hundred and two of the current year, and to report the result of their investigation to the general court on or before the second Wednesday of January next, together with any recommendations for legislation which said department and trustees may deem expedient.

Approved March 23, 1915.

war.

Chap. 25 RESOLVE AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF THE BUREAU OF

STATISTICS TO FURNISH TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MASSA-
CHUSETTS, GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC, A LIST OF

PERSONS WHO SERVED IN THE CIVIL WAR.
Furnishing list
of persons who

Resolved, That the director of the bureau of statistics is servod in civil hereby authorized and directed to transmit to the Depart

ment of Massachusetts, Grand Army of the Republic, three
hundred copies of an alphabetical list, by cities and towns, of
those persons recorded by the bureau in the decennial
census of nineteen hundred and fifteen as having served in
the army, navy or marine corps of the United States during
the civil war. Any expenses incurred under the provisions
of this resolve shall be paid out of the appropriation for
taking the decennial census. Approved March 24, 1915.

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Chap. 26 RESOLVE RELATIVE TO CONTINUING WORK ON THE CARD

CATALOGUE OF THE STATE LIBRARY. Continuing

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treascatalogue in

ury of the commonwealth, to be expended by the trustees of state library.

the state library, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars
for the purpose of continuing work on the card catalogue for
public use, the making of which was authorized by chapter
fifty-six of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and
fourteen.

Approred March 25, 1915.

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Chap. 27 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR AN INVESTIGATION BY THE BOARD

OF GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT COMMISSIONERS RELATIVE TO
CERTAIN APPLIANCES FOR SHUTTING OFF GAS IN CASE OF
FIRE.

Investigation
as to certain
appliances for
shutting off gas
in case of fire.

Resolved, That the board of gas and electric light cominissioners shall investigate and report to the general court not later than the second Wednesday of January next, whether or not in its opinion there are in the market practicable safety gas cocks, valves or other appliances, by means of which the supply of gas to a building can be shut off automatically or manually outside of the building in case of fire or other emergency, the approximate or probable cost of installing and maintaining such appliances, and the conclusions of the board as to the feasibility and desirability of requiring by general law the use of such appliances.

Approved March 25, 1915.

RESOLVE IN FAVOR OF WILLIAM WHITLEY. Chap. 28 Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- William ury of the commonwealth, from the Soldiers' Gratuity Loan Whitley. Fund, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to William Whitley of Newburyport, a veteran of the civil war, who served in company G, first regiment, United States infantry, and who never received a bounty for said service. The said sum shall be paid only to the beneficiary named herein or to his executor or administrator.

Approved March 25, 1915.

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RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR A REPORT BY THE SECRETARY OF Chap. 29

COMMONWEALTH AND THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL
RELATIVE TO ABSENTEE VOTING IN THE ELECTIONS OF
THE COMMONWEALTH.

Resolved, That the secretary of the commonwealth and the Report as to
attorney-general shall consider the feasibility and desirability absentee voting.
of legislation to permit, under suitable safeguards and re-
strictions, absentee voting in the elections of the common-
wealth. They shall submit to the general court, not later
than the second Wednesday in January, nineteen hundred
and sixteen, the draft of a proposed bill or, if they deem it
necessary, of a constitutional amendment, permitting such
absentee voting.

Approved March 29, 1915.

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RESOLVE TO AUTHORIZE CITIES AND TOWNS TO DISPOSE OF Chap. 30

THE PRINTED PUBLIC DOCUMENT SERIES. Resolved, That cities and towns are hereby authorized to Cities and make, from time to time, such disposition of the printed to posenay public document series as they deem advisable, subject to documents. the approval of the commissioner of public records.

Approved March 29, 1915.

RESOLVE IN FAVOR OF THE MASSACHUSETTS CHARITABLE EYE

Chap. 31 AND EAR INFIRMARY. Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Massachusetts ury of the commonwealth, to the Massachusetts Charitable Charitable Eye Eye and Ear Infirmary, the sum of forty-five thousand firmary. dollars, to be expended under the direction of the managers thereof for the charitable purposes of the infirmary during the current year.

Approved March 30, 1915.

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Chap. 32 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR REIMBURSING THE TOWN OF STUR

BRIDGE FOR MONEY EXPENDED IN THE TRANSPORTATION OF
CERTAIN PUPILS.

Town of Sturbridge reimbursed for certain expenses.

Resolved, That the board of education is hereby authorized to reimburse the town of Sturbridge the sum of four hundred eighty-four dollars and twenty cents, for money expended by the town of Sturbridge for the transportation of pupils to the Hitchcock Free Academy, Brimfield, Massachusetts, for the school year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fourteen.

Approved March 30, 1915.

Trustees of Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts.

Chap. 33 RESOLVE IN FAVOR OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE SOLDIERS'

HOME IN MASSACHUSETTS. Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth to the trustees of the Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts the sum of one hundred and five thousand dollars, to be paid for maintenance in equal quarterly instalments, beginning on the first day of February in the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, and forty-two hundred and fifty dollars for permanent improvements.

Approved April 2, 1915.

Chap. 34 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR AN INVESTIGATION BY THE COM

MISSION ON PROBATION RELATIVE TO THE JUVENILE LAW,

SO-CALLED. Investigation Resolved, That the commission on probation is hereby as to administration of directed to inquire into the administration of the juvenile juvenile law, so-called. law, so-called, under the provisions of chapter four hundred

and thirteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six and acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto; to investigate the effect of said law and the necessity for any further amendment thereof, having special reference to the co-operation of parents, with a view to an increase in the efficacy of said law for the protection of society and the welfare of such juveniles as may come under the jurisdiction of said court. The commission shall report the result of its investigation, together with such recommendations for legislation, if any, as the commission may deem necessary, to the next general court, on or before the second Wednesday in January.

Approved April 3, 1915.

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RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR AN INVESTIGATION BY THE PUBLIC Chap. 35

SERVICE COMMISSION AS TO THE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
OF HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES BY STREET RAILWAY COM-
PANIES.

Resolved, That the subject-matter contained in Senate Investigation Document No. 247 and House Documents Nos. 1175 and 1316 as to repair of of the present year be hereby referred to the public service by street rail:

way companies. commission, which shall make a study of the existing statutes relative to the repair and maintenance of public ways and places in which street railways are located, and report to the next general court on or before the second Wednesday in January its conclusions with reference to the need of any changes in said statutes, with drafts of bills embodying any recommendations which it may make.

Approved April 3, 1915.

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RESOLVE CONFIRMING THE ACTS OF ALFRED P. CATE OF Chap. 36

FITCHBURG AS A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. Resolved, That the acts of Alfred P. Cate of Fitchburg, as Acts of Alfred a justice of the peace, between the twelfth day of October Piccate as Jusin the year nineteen hundred and twelve and the sixteenth confirmed. day of February, in the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, are hereby confirmed and made valid to the same extent as if during that time he had been qualified to discharge the duties of the said office.

Approved April 3, 1915.

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RESOLVE IN FAVOR OF EDWARD K. TOLMAN.

Chap. 37 Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Edward K. ury of the commonwealth to Edward K. Tolman, the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, being the amount due him for three ballot boxes furnished for the election department of the secretary of the commonwealth in the years eighteen hundred and ninety-nine and nineteen hundred and one.

Approved April 5, 1915.

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RESOLVE IN FAVOR OF THE NEW BEDFORD TEXTILE SCHOOL. Chap. 38

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- New Bedford ury of the commonwealth to the trustees of the New Bedford textile school. textile school the sum of twenty-seven thousand dollars, to be applied to the maintenance and operation of the said

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