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the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, is hereby authorized white slave
to expend from the unexpended balance of the appropriation
made in the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, the sum of
one hundred and sixty-two dollars and nine cents for certain
expenses incurred in distributing the said report.

Approved May 15, 1915.

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RESOLVE TO PROVIDE FOR THE PAYMENT OF A SUM OF MONEY

Chap.100 TO THE TOWN OF MEDFIELD FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES.

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid from the treasury Payment of a of the commonwealth to the town of Medfield the sum of to town of six hundred ninety-two dollars and twenty-nine cents, this Medfield for sum being equal to the amount that Medfield would have purposes. received had not an error been made in the valuation of said town in April, nineteen hundred and fourteen.

Approved May 17, 1915.

RESOLVE IN FAVOR OF THE FAMILY OF THE LATE JAMES Chap.101

MCGOVERN OF BOSTON. Resolved, That the metropolitan water and sewerage board Family of late is hereby authorized to pay to the dependents of the late ern of Boston. James McGovern of Boston the sum of five hundred dollars, in compensation for injuries sustained by him by an explosion which occurred at the East Boston pumping station on June first, in the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, and from the effects of which he has since died. The payments shall be made from the North Metropolitan Sewerage Fund. Chapter one hundred and fifty-four of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby repealed.

Approved May 17, 1915.

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RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR FIRE ESCAPES AT THE STATE

Chap.102 INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS. Resolved, That a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars Fire escapes at be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the school for girls. ordinary revenue, to be expended under the direction of the trustees of Massachusetts training schools, for fire escapes at the state industrial school for girls.

Approved May 17, 1915.

Brockton,

Chap.103 RESOLVE RELATIVE TO A WATERWAY BETWEEN THE CITY OF

TAUNTON AND THE CITY OF BROCKTON. Survey of route

Resolved. That the board of harbor and land commisof proposed waterway from sioners is hereby authorized to make such examinations and

surveys as it may deem necessary of that part of the Taunton river from Weir Village in the city of Taunton to the dam across said river in that part of the town of Bridgewater known as Pratttown, and of the territory lying between said dam and the city of Brockton, for the purpose of determining the advisability, practicability and approximate cost of providing a continuous waterway between the Taunton river and the city of Brockton, utilizing wholly or in part the Taunton river as far as said dam and constructing in connection with said river a canal between said dam and the city of Brockton. The board may expend for the purposes of this resolve a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars, and shall report the result of its examination and surveys to the next general court on or before the second Wednesday in January, with such recommendations for legislation, if any, as it may deem expedient.

Approved May 17, 1915.

county

Chap.104 RESOLVE RELATIVE TO THE MAINTENANCE OF THE HAMP

SHIRE COUNTY SANATORIUM. Hampshire Resolved, That of the fourteen thousand dollars approBanatorium, priated for building county buildings under chapter fifty

three of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, ten thousand dollars shall be used for the maintenance of the Hampshire county sanatorium.

Approved May 17, 1915.

maintenance.

at Massachusetts School for the FeebleMinded.

Chap.105 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS AT THIE

MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL FOR THE FEEBLE-MINDED. Improvements Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas

ury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars, to be expended at the Massachusetts School for the Feeble-Minded, under the supervision of the state board of insanity, for constructing a barn, silo and hay barn at Templeton colony.

Approved May 19, 1915.

RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS AT THE Chap.106

MONSON STATE HOSPITAL. Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Improvements ury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a state hospital. sum not exceeding four thousand dollars to be expended at the Monson state hospital, under the direction of the state board of insanity, for increasing the supply of surface water.

Approved May 19, 1915.

RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS AT THE

Chap.107 STATE INFIRMARY.

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Improvements ury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum infirmary. not exceeding eighty-six thousand seven hundred and fortyone dollars, to be expended at the state infirmary under the direction of the trustees thereof, for the following purposes: - For a hot water circulating system, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight dollars; and for a nurses' home, for one hundred nurses, a sum not exceeding seventy-two thousand eight hundred and sixtythree dollars.

Approved May 19, 1915.

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RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS AT THE Chap.108

GARDNER STATE COLONY. Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Improvements ury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a state colony. sum not exceeding fourteen thousand dollars, to be expended at the Gardner state colony, under the direction of the state board of insanity, for the following purposes: - For constructing a permanent system of sewerage, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars, and for purchasing or taking the estate now or formerly belonging to Hiram Ray and making necessary alterations therein, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars.

Approved May 19, 1915.

RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS AT THE Chap.109

WRENTHAM STATE SCHOOL. Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Improvements ury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum not exceeding seventy-five thousand one hundred

at Wrentham state school.

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state school.

Improvements dollars to be expended at the Wrentham state school, under

the direction of the state board of insanity, for the following
purposes: - For constructing and furnishing a dormitory
to accommodate one hundred and five inmates, a sum not
exceeding fifty-one thousand dollars; for constructing and
furnishing a home to accommodate twenty-two employees,
a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand five hundred dollars;
for constructing a farmer's cottage, a sum not exceeding
three thousand six hundred dollars; and for installing two
boilers, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars.

Approved May 19, 1915.

Power boiler at Westfield state sanatorium.

Chap.110 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR A POWER BOILER AT THE WEST

FIELD STATE SANATORIUM.
Resolved, That a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars
be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the
ordinary revenue, to be expended under the direction of the
trustees of hospitals for consumptives at the Westfield state
sanatorium, for the purchase and installation of a one hun-
dred and fifty horse power boiler.

Approved May 19, 1915.

Summer

state sanatorium.

Chap.111 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF SUMMER

PAVILIONS AT THE NORTH READING STATE SANATORIUM.

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas-
pavilions at
North
Reading ury of the commonwealth, to be expended at the North

Reading state sanatorium by the trustees of hospitals for
consumptives, a sum not exceeding fourteen hundred dollars
for constructing suitable summer pavilions to accommodate
eighteen patients.

Approved May 19, 1915.

Acts of Robert E. Buffum as justice of the peace confirmed.

Chap.112 RESOLVE TO CONFIRM THE ACTS OF ROBERT E. BUFFUM AS

A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.
Resolved, That the acts of Robert E. Buffum, now of
Cambridge, and formerly of Somerville, as a justice of the
peace, between the twenty-seventh day of February in the
year nineteen hundred and fourteen and the tenth day of
April 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 May 20, 1915.

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RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR AN INVESTIGATION OF THE MATTER

Chap.113
OF CONSERVING AND EQUALIZING THE FLOW OF WATER IN
THE RIVERS AND STREAMS OF THE COMMONWEALTH.

Resolved, That the board of harbor and land commis- Investigation sioners is hereby authorized and directed to investigate the

as to conserving

and equalizing matter of conserving, utilizing and equalizing the flow of flow of water water in the rivers and natural streams of the common- streams, etc. wealth, and may expend in carrying out the purposes of this resolve during the years nineteen hundred and fifteen, nineteen hundred and sixteen and nineteen hundred and seventeen, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, in addition to the unexpended balance of the appropriation made to carry on the investigation authorized by chapter ninety-five of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen; but not more than ten thousand dollars shall be expended in any one year except that an unexpended balance in any year may be used in the succeeding year for the same purpose. Nothing herein contained shall be construed as applying to any river or natural stream under the jurisdiction and control of any state board or commission other than the board of harbor and land commissioners. Said board shall report to the general court, in print, the results of its investigations and its recommendations.

Approved May 20, 1915.

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RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR AN INVESTIGATION BY THE STATE Chap.114

FOREST COMMISSION RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING A STATE
FOREST ALONG THE MOHAWK TRAIL IN THE COUNTIES OF
FRANKLIN AND BERKSHIRE.

Resolved, That the state forest commission is hereby Investigation directed to investigate the practicability and advisability, fishing state and to estimate the cost, of establishing a state forest along Mohawk

forest along the Mohawk trail, so-called, in the counties of Franklin and trail, etc. Berkshire, and also such other connected matters as it may deem important, and to report to the next general court, on or before the second Wednesday of January, with such recommendations as the commission may deem expedient. For the purposes of this resolve there may be expended from the treasury of the commonwealth a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars. Approved May 22, 1915.

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