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school from July first, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to July first, nineteen hundred and sixteen, in accordance with the provisions of chapter four hundred and forty-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and twelve: provided, that no part of this sum shall be paid until satisfactory evidence has been furnished to the auditor of the commonwealth that an additional sum of ten thousand dollars has been paid to the said trustees by the city of New Bedford, or has been received by them from other sources. The city of New Bedford is hereby authorized to raise by taxation and pay to said trustees such sum of money, not exceeding ten thousand dollars, as may be necessary, together with that received from other sources, to secure the amount provided for by this resolve. Approved April 5, 1915.

Chap. 39 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR ADDITIONAL COPIES OF THE RE

PORT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION ON THE SUPPORT OF

PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Additional Resolved, That there shall be printed at the expense of copies of report to be printed. the commonwealth two thousand additional copies of the

report of the board of education, issued in accordance with chapter one hundred and thirty-nine of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, relative to the support of public schools, of which one thousand shall be distributed by the board of education and the remaining one thousand by the secretary of the commonwealth.

Approved April 5, 1915.

as to persons

Chap. 40 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR INVESTIGATION AND ASSISTANCE

BY THE MASSACHUSETTS COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND WITH

RESPECT TO PERSONS WITH DEFECTIVE EYESIGHT. Investigation

Resolved, That there shall be allowed and paid out of the with defective treasury of the commonwealth the sum of fifteen hundred eyesight.

dollars, to be expended by the Massachusetts commission for the blind for salaries and expenses of special investigation and other work for persons whose eyesight is seriously defective or who are liable to become visually handicapped or blind; this work to include advice and co-operation as to suitable education for children of school age, vocational guidance and industrial aid in individual cases of adults and minors above school age, and study of similar work done in other states and countries.

Approved April 5, 1915.

RESOLVE TO PROVIDE FOR AN INVESTIGATION BY THE STATE Chap. 41

FOREST COMMISSION RELATIVE TO A STATE PARK OR
FORESTRY RESERVATION AT MOUNT GRACE IN THE TOWN
OF WARWICK.

Resolved, That the state forest commission is hereby Investigation
directed to investigate the advisability of establishing a ing a state park
state park or forestry reserve at Mount Grace in the town in Warwick
of Warwick, and also to investigate such other matters in
connection therewith as it may deem important, and to
report to the next general court, on or before the second
Tuesday of January, the results of its investigation, with
such recommendations as the commission may deem ex-
pedient.

Approved April 5, 1915.

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RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR AN INVESTIGATION BY THE PUBLIC Chap. 42

SERVICE COMMISSION AS TO THE EXPEDIENCY OF LEGIS-
LATION RELATIVE TO EXTENSION TELEPHONES AND TO
TELEPHONE CHARGES.

Resolved, That the public service commission is hereby Investigation
directed to investigate the expediency of enacting legislation telephones and
relative to extension telephones and to telephone charges in the telephone
certain cases, substantially as set forth in senate document
number eighty-eight of the year nineteen hundred and
fourteen. The commission shall report the result of its
investigation to the general court as soon as is practicable.

Approved April 6, 1915.

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RESOLVE IN FAVOR OF THE WIDOW AND MINOR CHILDREN OF Chap. 43

JAMES A. CULLY. Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Katherine L. ury of the commonwealth an annuity of five hundred dollars, children. for the term of five years, to Katherine L. Cully of Boston, 'widow of James A. Cully, and to his minor children. Said James A. Cully died on the thirteenth day of July, nineteen hundred and fourteen, from an injury received while in the service of the commonwealth as a member of the Massachusetts volunteer militia. Said annuity shall be paid in equal quarterly instalments, beginning on the first day of April, nineteen hundred and fifteen, but in case said widow remarries, or in case of her death during the said term of years, the annuity shall be paid to the guardian of the

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minor children of said James A. Cully for the remainder of said term. This annuity shall be in full compensation for the services and injuries of the said James A. Cully.

Approved April 7, 1915.

Pittsfield
Anglers' Club.

Chap. 44 RESOLVE IN FAVOR OF THE PITTSFIELD ANGLERS' CLUB.

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth a sum not exceeding two hundred and fifty-nine dollars to be expended by the board of commissioners on fisheries and game for the reimbursement of the Pittsfield Anglers' Club for money expended by the said club during the summer of nineteen hundred and fourteen in the construction and maintenance of a screen in Onota lake in the city of Pittsfield for the preservation of the salmon in said lake.

Approved April 12, 1915. Chap. 45

RESOLVE IN FAVOR OF JOHN E. ABBOTT. Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth to John E. Abbott, clerk of the senate committee on rules since the year eighteen hundred and ninety-five, an annuity of twelve hundred dollars during his life, payable in equal monthly instalments. In case of his retirement as such clerk during a session of the general court, said annuity shall be so allowed and paid from the date of retirement, and in case he should not be appointed as such clerk in any year, the annuity shall be so allowed and paid from the first day of January in that year.

Approved April 12, 1915.

John E.
Abbott.

gas meters.

Chap. 46 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR AN INVESTIGATION BY THE BOARD

OF GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT COMMISSIONERS RELATIVE TO

THE INSPECTION AND TESTING OF GAS METERS. Investigation

Resolved, That the board of gas and electric light comas to inspection and testing of missioners is hereby directed to investigate the subject

matter of the bill printed as House Document No. 1144 of the present year in regard to the inspection and testing of gas meters, and as to the necessity or desirability of legislation substantially in conformity with said bill, or as to any other legislation in regard to gas meters. The board shall report the result of its investigation, with drafts of any legislation recommended by it, to the next general court, on or before the second Wednesday in January.

Approved April 19, 1915.

RESOLVE GRANTING A COUNTY TAX FOR THE COUNTY OF Chap. 47

BARNSTABLE. Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated County, tax for the expenses of the county of Barnstable, for the year nineteen hundred and fifteen:

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding one thousand five hundred dollars.

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars.

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by law, a

sum not exceeding seven thousand five hundred dollars.

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

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

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

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not exceeding four thousand five hundred dollars.

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

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

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

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

For repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, a sum not exceeding three 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 three thousand dollars.

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land damages, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand five hundred dollars.

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

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the

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current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of sixty thousand dollars, to be expended, together with the cash balance on hand and the receipts from other sources, for the above purposes.

Approved April 21, 1915.

Berkshire.

Chap. 48 RESOLVE GRANTING A COUNTY TAX FOR THE COUNTY OF

BERKSHIRE. County tax, Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appro

priated for the expenses of the county of Berkshire, for the year nineteen hundred and fifteen:

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars.

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

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

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a sum not exceeding twenty-seven thousand dollars.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land damages, a sum not exceeding eighty thousand dollars.

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars.

For training school, a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars.

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