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North Adams an annuity of three hundred and sixty dollars, payable in equal quarterly instalments, for the term of five years, beginning with the first day of January in the year nineteen hundred and two, for injuries sustained by him while he was employed at the Hoosac tunnel, his injuries being caused by an explosion of nitro-glycerine negligently placed by employees of the Commonwealth. Chapter ten of the resolves of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-nine is hereby repealed.

Approved March 19, 1902.

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Memorial to
Massachusetts
Boldiers who
took part in

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Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the

treasury of the Commonwealth a sum not exceeding five siege of Vicks. thousand dollars, to be expended under the direction

of a commission to consist of three persons appointed by the governor, in the erection of a suitable memorial of the three Massachusetts regiments, namely, the twentyninth, the thirty-fifth and the thirty-sixth, which took part in the siege of Vicksburg. The commission shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses actually incurred by them. The design for the memorial shall be submitted to and approved by the governor and council, and no bills contracted hereunder shall be paid by the auditor unless they are approved by the governor and council. The said memorial shall be erected in the National Park, near Vicksburg, at a spot to be selected by the said commission and by the national military park commission, and shall be completed on or before the first day of December in the year nineteen hundred and two.

Approved March 19, 1902.

Chap. 27 RESOLVE TO PROVIDE FOR AN ADDITIONAL SUM

OF MONEY FOR

THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW DORMITORY AT THE STATE NOR-
MAL SCHOOL AT WESTFIELD.

State normal school at Westfield.

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, to be expended by the state board of education in the construction of a new dormitory at the state normal school at Westfield, this sum being in addition to the fifty thousand dollars provided for by chapter ninety-five of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and one. Approved March 19, 1902.

RESOLVE IN FAVOR OF CHARLES H. SARGENT OF METHUEN.

Chap. 28 Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the Charles H.

Sargent. treasury of the Commonwealth the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to Charles H. Sargent of Methuen, who served in the United States army during the war of the rebellion to the credit of the town of Methuen and who never received a bounty for such service. The said Sargent served throughout the war and was a prisoner at Andersonville.

Approved March 19, 1902.

RESOLVE TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS

Chap. 29 TO INVESTIGATE THE VALUE OF THE POWER BRAKE AS A SAFETY DEVICE UPON THE CARS OF STREET RAILWAY COMPANIES. Resolved, That the board of railroad commissioners is Railroad com

missioners to hereby authorized and directed to investigate the practical investigate application and operation of the power brake in use upon brake, etc. certain street railways in this Commonwealth, and, if they see fit, of the power brake used by street railway companies elsewhere, and to report, after such public hearing or hearings as they may deem necessary, on or before the fifteenth day of January, nineteen hundred and three, upon the following questions :

First. Is the power brake superior as a safety device to the hand brake ?

Second. What expense would be entailed upon street railway companies by the equipment of their rolling stock with the power brake?

Third. Would public safety be furthered by the adoption of a power brake?

Fourth. Within what time might the street railway companies operating in this Commonwealth reasonably be required to equip their rolling stock with power brakes, in case the use of the device should be made obligatory?

Approved March 26, 1902.

RESOLVE IN FAVOR OF ANNIE M. BABCOCK.

Chap 30 Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the Annie M. treasury of the Commonwealth the sum of one hundred

Babcock,

dollars to Annie M. Babcock, widow of George W. Babcock who served in the civil war to the credit of the town of Beverly, and who never received a bounty for such service. The sum allowed by this resolve shall be paid only to the beneficiary named herein, or to her executor or administrator.

Approved March 26, 1902.

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Preservation of war records.

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, to be expended under the direction of the adjutant general in preserving war records worn

and

use, said sum to be in addition to any unexpended part of the amount authorized to be expended for this purpose by chapter forty of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and one. Approved March 26, 1902.

by age

Chap. 32 RESOLVE TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN REPAIRS AT THE STATE PRISON. State prison. Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the

treasury of the Commonwealth the following sums, to be expended at the state prison under the direction of the board of prison commissioners :- For replacing the trap entrance and providing a new wall after the change in the grade crossing at Austin street is completed, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars; and for repairs on the roofs of the buildings, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars.

Approved March 26, 1902.

Chap. 33 RESOLVE TO AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF NEW BOOKS FOR THE

LIBRARY AT THE MASSACHUSETTS REFORMATORY.

Massachusetts reformatory.

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 board of prison commissioners in the purchase of new books for the library at the Massachusetts reformatory.

Approved March 26, 1902.

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Lemuel D, and
Anna Burr,

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth from the ordinary revenue

the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, to Lemuel D.
Burr and Anna Burr, children of the late Lemuel Burr of
Cambridge, who was a member of the Ponkapoag tribe of
Indians, for their support. Approved March 26, 1902.

RESOLVE TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS AT THE NORTII- Chap. 35

AMPTON INSANE HOSPITAL.

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Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the Northampton treasury of the Commonwealth a sum not exceeding thirty- Insane hospital. five hundred dollars, to be expended under the direction of the trustees of the Northampton insane hospital in providing a new boiler and new machinery for the carpenter and machine shops at said hospital. The above amount shall be paid from any receipts that may be paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth by said hospital.

Approved March 27, 1902.

A COUNTY TAX FOR THE COUNTY OF BERK

SHIRE.

Berkshire.

RESOLVE GRANTING

Chap 36 Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appro- County tax, priated for the expenses of the county of Berkshire for the year

nineteen hundred and two : For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For trial justices, a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars.

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

County tax,
Berkshire.

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

For highways, bridges and land damages, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars.

For truant schools, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars.

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

For the care and maintenance of the Greylock state reservation, a sum not exceeding one thousand five hundred 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 one hundred fifteen thousand four hundred sixtythree dollars and ninety-eight cents, to be expended, together with the cash balance on hand and the receipts from other sources, for the above purposes.

Approved March 27, 1902.

Essex.

Chap. 37 RESOLVE GRANTING A COUNTY TAX FOR THE COUNTY OF ESSEX. County tax, Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appro

priated for the expenses of the county of Essex for the year nineteen hundred and two:

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

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

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand five hundred dollars.

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

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and sup

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