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Executive officer.

General agent.

Assistants, etc.

Encouragement of orcharding.

Bounties to agricultural societies. Encouragement, etc., of poultry breeding. Dairying, etc.

For the salary of the executive officer of the dairy bureau, five hundred dollars.

For the salary of a general agent, eighteen hundred dollars.

For assistants, experts, chemists, agents and other necessary expenses, including printing the annual report, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars.

For encouragement of orcharding, the sum of five hundred dollars.

For bounties to agricultural societies, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars.

For bounties to encourage and improve the breeding of poultry, the sum of two thousand dollars.

For the encouragement of dairying and the protection of milk and dairy products of superior quality, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars.

For the encouragement of agriculture among children and youths, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars.

For the encouragement of agriculture by the holding of special exhibitions, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 23, 1915.

Agriculture, etc.

Special exhibitions.

maintenance of

industrial

Chap. 90 An ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF

INDEPENDENT INDUSTRIAL AND OTHER SIMILAR SCHOOLS.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: Appropriations, SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are approindependent priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth schools, etc. from the ordinary revenue, for meeting the commonwealth's

proportion of the cost of maintaining certain agricultural, independent industrial, household arts, practical arts and continuation schools for the period previous to the first day of December in the year nineteen hundred and fourteen,

to wit: Maintenance of non-agricul

For the cost of maintaining non-agricultural schools in certain cities and towns, as approved by the board of education under authority of chapter four hundred and seventyone of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, a sum not exceeding one hundred fifty-nine thousand nine

hundred eleven dollars and eighty-eight cents. Agricultural schools, etc.

For the maintenance of agricultural schools and departments in certain cities and towns, as approved by the board

tural schools.

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of education under authority of chapter four hundred and
seventy-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and
eleven and chapters five hundred and sixty-six and five
hundred and eighty-seven of the acts of the year nineteen
hundred and twelve, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thou-
sand five hundred eighty-seven dollars and ninety-seven
cents.

For the maintenance of practical arts classes in certain Practical arts
cities and towns, as approved by the board of education
under authority of chapter one hundred and six of the acts
of the year nineteen hundred and twelve, a sum not exceed-
ing nineteen thousand one hundred seventy-six dollars and
seven cents.

For the maintenance of a continuation school in the city Continuation of Boston, as approved by the board of education under Boston. authority of chapter eight hundred and five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, a sum not exceeding fifty-eight hundred eight dollars and sixty-eight cents.

For the tuition of non-resident pupils in non-agricultural Terition pouf schools maintained in certain cities and towns, as approved innen: by the board of education under authority of chapter four schools. hundred and seventy-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, a sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand twelve dollars and seventy-one cents.

For the tuition of non-resident pupils in agricultural Cerition pour schools and departments maintained in certain cities and in agricultural towns, as approved by the board of education under authority of chapter four hundred and seventy-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven and chapter five hundred and sixty-six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and twelve, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred fourteen dollars and fifty-three cents. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 23, 1915.

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AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF BOSTON TO TAKE Chap. 91

CERTAIN LAND OF THE COMMONWEALTH FOR THE WIDEN

ING OF HARVARD STREET.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The board of street commissioners of the City of Boston city of Boston is hereby authorized to take in fee, on such certain land of terms and conditions as may be agreed upon by said board the commonand the state board of insanity, so much land of the com- widen Harvard

street.

monwealth in the Dorchester and West Roxbury districts
of said city as may be necessary for the widening of Harvard
street.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 23, 1915.

City of Boston may appoint Daniel P. Keough veterinary surgeon, etc.

Chap. 92 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE VETERINARY SURGEON OF THE

FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

The fire commissioner of the city of Boston may appoint Daniel P. Keough, the veterinary surgeon of the Boston fire department, a regular permanent member without requiring him to qualify under the civil service laws; but his appointment or service heretofore or hereafter, shall not entitle him to a pension. Approved February 23, 1915.

may pay a sum of money to

and William

Chap. 93 An ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF HULL TO PAY A SUM

OF MONEY TO EUGENE MITCHELI, JUNIOR, AND WILLIAM

B. G. MITCHELL.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: Town of Hull

SECTION 1. The town of Hull is hereby authorized to

reimburse Eugene Mitchell, Junior, and William B. G. Eugene Mitchell, Jr., Mitchell in the sum of seven hundred seventy-nine dollars B. G. Mitchell. and thirty-eight cents, being the amount of a judgment

recovered against them together with counsel fees and disbursements for the false arrest of Charles A. Eldredge in the discharge of their official duties.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. .

(The foregoing was laid before the governor on the seventeenth day of February, 1915, and after five days it had the force of a law, as prescribed by the constitution, as it was not returned by him with his objections thereto within that time.)

(1896, 516; 1897, 388; 1898, 248.) Chap. 94 AN ACT TO REVOKE THE AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF BOSTON

TO ISSUE CERTAIN BONDS.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Authority of

SECTION 1. The authority of the city of Boston to issue city of Boston to issue certain further bonds under the provisions of chapter two hundred

.
and forty-eight of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and
ninety-eight is hereby revoked, that part of Atlantic avenue
in the said city between Kneeland street and Dorchester
avenue, having been discontinued by an order of the board
of street commissioners on the seventh day of December in
the year nineteen hundred and fourteen.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 24, 1915.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF EVERETT TO PAY A Chap. 95

PENSION TO JAMES T. FARMER. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The city council of the city of Everett, with City of Everett the approval of the mayor, is hereby authorized to pay to pension to James T. Farmer an annual sum equal to one half of the annual compensation which he was receiving from the said city as a schoolhouse custodian at the time of his retirement; said payment by the city to date from the first day of January in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

. Approved February 24, 1915.

James T.
Farmer.

(1848, 32; 1849, 16, 210; 1850, 191; 1855, 313; 1856, 272; 1857, 95; 1860, 90; 1862, 35; 1864,

61; 1865, 196; 1866, 199; 1868, 195; 1871, 1; 1873, 183; 1877, 193; 1883, 26; 1887, 236, 306; 1888, 360; 1893, 444; 1894, 430, 475; 1902, 128, 274; 1903, 180; 1906, 462; 1910,

140, 178, 203, 239, 250, 252, 267; 1914, 64, 223, 312, 461.) AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TERM OF OFFICE OF THE CITY Chap. 96

TREASURER AND COLLECTOR OF TAXES OF THE CITY OF

WORCESTER.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Section one of chapter sixty-four of the 1914, 64, 31, acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby amended. amended by striking out the words "by ballot”, in the fourth and fifth lines, so as to read as follows: Section 1. City treasurer

and collector The city council of the city of Worcester shall, in the month of taxes of of January next following the passage of this act, and in election, term, every third year thereafter, by concurrent vote, the board of aldermen acting first, elect a city treasurer and collector of taxes, to hold office for three years from the date of his election, and until the election and qualification of his successor, unless sooner removed in accordance with law.

SECTION 2. The said act is hereby further amended by Powers and the addition of the following section:- Section 4. The duties. city treasurer and collector of taxes elected as hereinbefore provided shall have all the powers and perform all the

etc.

Previous acts ratified.

duties prescribed by the city charter and the ordinances of the city of Worcester, and by all provisions of law, so far as they may apply, relative to city and town treasurers and collectors of taxes for cities and towns.

SECTION 3. All acts done by the city treasurer and collector of taxes for, and in behalf of, the city of Worcester since the fourth day of January, nineteen hundred and fifteen, are hereby ratified and confirmed. SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 24, 1915. (1915, 97, Spec.)

etc.

(1915, 96, Spec.) Chap. 97 An ACT RELATIVE TO THE TERM OF OFFICE OF THE CITY

AUDITOR OF THE CITY OF WORCESTER.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
City auditor of

SECTION 1. The city council of the city of Worcester Worcester, election, term, shall, in the month of January next following the passage of

this act, and in the month of January of every third year thereafter, by concurrent vote, the board of aldermen acting first, elect by viva voce vote a city auditor to hold office for the term of three years from the date of his election and until his successor is elected and qualified, unless sooner re

moved according to law. Vacancy, how filled.

SECTION 2. When a vacancy occurs in the office of auditor it shall be filled forthwith by election in the manner above provided, and the person so elected shall hold office for

the unexpired term for which his predecessor was elected. Time of taking SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by the city council of the city of Worcester.

Approved February 24, 1915. (Accepted May 5, 1915.)

effect.

Chap. 98 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE COMPENSATION

AND EXPENSES OF THE MINIMUM WAGE COMMISSION.

Appropriations, minimum wage commission.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the compensation and expenses of the minimum wage commission, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit:

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