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Chap.115 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A FISH

HATCHERY ESPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR SHAD.

Establishment of fish hatchery especially for shad.

Proviso,

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars, to be expended by the commissioners on fisheries and game for the purpose of purchasing, leasing or establishing and maintaining a fish hatchery especially adapted for shad, upon the Taunton river, so-called, or a tributary thereof; for purchasing land and buildings, erecting and equipping buildings and constructing ponds; for the purchase of fish and eggs; and for other necessary expenses in connection with the propagation of food fish: provided, howerer, that no expenditure shall be made or liability incurred by said commissioners under this resolve until, upon request of said commissioners, an examination of the waters of said hatchery and of the Taunton river above and below the same shall have been made by the state department of health and until said department shall certify that the condition of said waters is unlikely, by reason of pollution or other cause, to affect injuriously the carrying out of the proposed plan.

Approved May 22, 1915.

Chap.116 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF A SUM OF MONEY

TO THE WIDOW OF MICHAEL WALSH.

Payment of sum of money to Catherine A. Walsh.

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth, from the appropriation for the payment of claims arising from the death of firemen killed or injured in the discharge of their duties, the sum of one thousand dollars, to Catherine A. Walsh, widow of Michael Walsh formerly district chief of the fire department of the city of Boston, who died from injuries received by him, on the second day of December in the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, while in the performance of his official duties.

Approved May 22, 1915.

Chap.117 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIP

MENT OF A SCHOOL BUILDING AT THE WESTFIELD STATE
SANATORIUM.

Construction, etc., of school building at Westfield state sanatorium.

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth, to be expended at the Westfield state sanatorium by the trustees of hospitals for consumptives, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand seven hundred and twenty-five dollars for the construction and equipment of a school building for the accommodation of school children at the said sanatorium.

Approved May 24, 1915.

RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A ROAD AT

Chap.118 THE PRISON CAMP AND HOSPITAL. Resolved, That the board of prison commissioners is hereby Construction authorized to construct a road from the building of the prison camp, prison camp and hospital to the Boston and Maine railroad and hospital. way station in West Rutland and to expend therefor during the year nineteen hundred and fifteen a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. The plans for said work shall be subject to the approval of the Massachusetts highway commission, and the work shall be conducted under its supervision.

Approved May 24, 1915.

RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN REPAIRS AT THE STATE Chap.119

PRISON. Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Certain repairs ury of the commonwealth the sum of fifteen hundred dol- at state prison. lars, to be expended at the state prison, under the direction of the board of prison commissioners, for repairs on the warden's, deputy warden's and officers' houses.

Approved May 24, 1915.

RESOLVE AUTHORIZING THE PAYMENT TO THE CHELSEA

Chap.120 SAVINGS BANK OF CERTAIN MONEYS NOW IN THE TREASURY OF THE COMMONWEALTH.

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Payment to ury of the commonwealth from the Unclaimed Savings Bank Chelsea savings Deposits Fund to the Chelsea savings bank for account of moneys now in Ella L. Platt forty-eight dollars and sixty cents, and for commonwealth. account of Ella C. Leman fifty-one dollars and one cent, respectively, with interest at the rate of three per cent from the date when said sums were paid into the treasury of the commonwealth through a mistake on the part of certain officials of the bank.

Approved May 24, 1915.

RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF WELLFLEET

Chap.121 HARBOR IN THE TOWN OF WELLFLEET. Resolved, That the board of harbor and land commis

Improvement sioners is hereby authorized to dredge and improve Wellfleet of Well fleet

Wellneet.

of Wellfleet harbor in Wellfleet.

Improvement harbor in the town of Wellfleet, at an expense not exceeding

eighteen thousand dollars, of which amount sixteen thousand five hundred dollars shall be paid from the ordinary revenue of the commonwealth and fifteen hundred dollars shall be appropriated by the town of Wellfleet, which amount the said town is hereby authorized to raise by taxation or

otherwise, and pay into the treasury of the commonwealth: Proviso. provided, that no expenditures shall be made upon the im

provements hereby authorized until satisfactory evidence has been furnished the auditor of the commonwealth that the town of Wellfleet has complied with the requirements of this resolve.

Approved May 25, 1915.

Chap.122 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR A DISPENSARY BUILDING AT THE

MEDFIELD STATE HOSPITAL.

Dispensary building at

hospital.

Resolved, That a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars may be expended, from the treasury of the commonwealth, at the Medfield state hospital in constructing and furnishing a dispensary building under the direction of the state board of insanity.

Approved May 26, 1915.

at Foxborough

Chap.123 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS AT THE

FOXBOROUGH STATE HOSPITAL. Improvements Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasstate hospital. ury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum

not exceeding forty-nine thousand dollars, to be expended at the Foxborough state hospital, under the direction of the state board of insanity, for the construction and repair of corridors connecting the three present ward buildings and present central dining room, including such changes in piping or other things as may be necessary.

Approved May 26, 1915.

Chap.124 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS AT THE

GRAFTON STATE HOSPITAL.

Improvements at Grafton state hospital.

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum not exceeding nineteen thousand dollars, to be expended at the Grafton state hospital, under the direction of the state board of insanity for the following purposes: - For an extension of the hot and cold water system, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars; and for building a dining room and service building at the Elms, a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand dollars, to be used in conjunction with the unexpended balance of the appropriation made to provide for a service building, central kitchen and dormitory at colony number four, as authorized by chapter one hundred and thirty-three of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen.

Approved May 26, 1915.

1915.

RESOLVE AUTHORIZING WOMEN TO SERVE

ON CERTAIN Chap.125 POLITICAL COMMITTEES. Resolved, That during the calendar year of nineteen Women may hundred and fifteen political committees, as defined by sec- political comtion one of chapter seven hundred and eighty-three of the mittees during acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, the sole purpose of which is to favor or oppose the adoption or rejection of the proposed constitutional amendment striking the word “male” from the qualification of voters, may be composed of women of this commonwealth who have resided in the United States for five years prior to the passage of this resolve.

Approved May 26, 1915.

break water in

RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR ENLARGING THE BREAKWATER IN Chap.126

THE TOWN OF TISBURY. Resolved, That, provided the town of Tisbury shall appro- Enlarging priate and raise by taxation or otherwise the sum of one Tisbury. thousand dollars, to be paid into the treasury of the com- . monwealth, there shall be allowed and paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth, the sum of ten thousand dollars to be expended by the harbor and land commissioners for the purpose of extending the present breakwater in the said town and of increasing its height.

Approved May 27, 1915.

RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR THE PURCHASE OF LAND AND Chap.127

PREPARATION OF PLANS FOR A SCHOOL FOR THE FEEBLE-
MINDED IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE COMMONWEALTH.

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Purchase of ury of the commonwealth a sum not exceeding fifty thousand school for dollars, to be expended under the direction of the state in western part board of insanity, with the approval of the governor and feelinmon

council, for the purchase of land for a school for the feebleminded in the western part of the commonwealth, and for the procuring or making of plans for buildings thereon, and for the arrangement of the grounds.

Approved May 27, 1915.

Payment by commonwealth of sum of money to Joseph Hanreddy.

Chap.128 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT BY THE COMMON

WEALTH OF A SUM OF MONEY TO JOSEPH HANREDDY.

Resolved, That the metropolitan water and sewerage board be authorized and directed to make such settlement of the claim of Joseph Hanreddy for compensation for money spent and expenses incurred by him in connection with various suits brought against him in the performance of a contract for constructing a pressure tunnel and laying a pipe line in section seven of the Weston aqueduct supply mains in the city of Newton, as appears to them just and equitable, at an expense not exceeding ten thousand dollars, to be paid from the Metropolitan Water Loan Fund, and the treasurer and receiver general is hereby authorized to borrow upon the credit of the commonwealth, under the provisions of the general or special laws relative to the loans for metropolitan water construction, such sums, not exceeding ten thousand dollars, as the metropolitan water and sewerage board deem necessary.

Approved May 27, 1915.

Chap.129 RESOLVES TO PROVIDE FOR SUBMITTING TO THE PEOPLE

THE ARTICLE OF AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION EM-
POWERING THE GENERAL COURT TO AUTHORIZE THE TAKING
OF LAND TO RELIEVE CONGESTION OF POPULATION AND TO
PROVIDE HOMES FOR CITIZENS.

Proposed article of amendment

submitted to the people.

Resolved, That the following article of amendment to the to constitution constitution, having been agreed to by the last and present

general court and published in the manner required by the constitution, be submitted to the people for their ratification and adoption:

ARTICLE OF AMENDMENT. The general court shall have power to authorize the commonwealth to take land and to hold, improve, subdivide, build upon and sell the same, for the purpose of relieving congestion of population and providing homes

Article of amendment.

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