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District Attorneys:

71 For salaries of the district attorney and assistants for the county of Suffolk, a sum not exceeding forty-five hundred dollars to cover the services of temporary assistants provided by law, and to be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose

Metropolitan District Commission.

The following items are to be assessed upon the
several districts in accordance with the methods
fixed by law, and to be expended under the
direction and with the approval of the metro-
politan district commission:

664 For maintenance of park reservations, a sum not ex-
ceeding eight hundred dollars, the same to be in
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated
for the purpose, and to cover certain annuities
provided by resolves of the present year

664 For expenses of an investigation relative to a new Harvard bridge, as authorized by chapter fortyseven of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, to be assessed upon the metropolitan parks district

665 For expenses of the metropolitan planning board, as authorized by chapter three hundred and ninety-nine of the acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars

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668 For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, a sum not exceeding thirty-three thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars, the same to be in addition to the amount appropriated from the general fund and to be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose

668a For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, for making temporary repairs to the Cottage Farm bridge to put it in safe condition pending the completion of the temporary bridge, a sum not exceeding seventy-five hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to the amount appropriated from the general fund

670 For expenses relative to additional sewers in the town of Arlington and the city of Medford, as authorized by chapter sixty-five of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars, to be assessed upon the north metropolitan sewerage district

Total.

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Deficiencies.

For deficiencies in certain appropriations of
previous years in certain items, as follows:

Department of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. For printing registration books and blanks and indexing returns, the sum of three hundred thirtythree dollars and twenty-five cents

Deficiencies.

Department of the Secretary $333 25 of the Commonwealth.

Department of
the Secretary
of the Common-
wealth.

Attorney-
General's
Department.

Judicial
Department.
Superior Court.

Expenses on
Account
of Wars.

Item

Section two of chapter one hundred and twenty-six
of the acts of the present year is hereby amended
in the list of deficiencies by striking out the para-
graph for matters relating to elections and in-
serting in place thereof the following: For expenses
of compiling and publishing information to voters,
as required by section fifty-four of chapter fifty-
four of the General Laws, the sum of seventeen
thousand five hundred eleven dollars and eighty-
six cents.

Attorney-General's Department.

For the compensation of assistants in his office, and
for such other legal and personal services as may
be required, the sum of fifty-six hundred eighty-
eight dollars and seventy-two cents

For services other than personal, traveling expenses,
office supplies and equipment, the sum of seven
hundred fifteen dollars and fifty-five cents.

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715 55

370 89

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RESOLVES.

RESOLVE VALIDATING THE ACTS OF FRANCIS M.

BROCKTON AS A NOTARY PUBLIC.

HALL OF Chap. 1

as a notary pub

Resolved, That the acts of Francis M. Hall of Brockton as a Acts of notary public, between July nineteenth, nineteen hundred and Francis M. Hall twenty-two, and November twenty-second, nineteen hundred lic validated. and twenty-two, both dates inclusive, 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 February 20, 1923.

RESOLVE VALIDATING THE ACTS OF ARTHUR J.

WORCESTER AS A NOTARY PUBLIC.

YOUNG OF Chap. 2

Young as a

notary public

validated.

Resolved, That the acts of Arthur J. Young of Worcester as a Acts of notary public, between August eighteenth, nineteen hundred and Arthur J. twenty-two, and January thirty-first, nineteen hundred and twenty-three, 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 February 20, 1923.

RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR AN INVESTIGATION BY THE DIVISION Chap. 3

OF HIGHWAYS INTO THE QUESTION OF SNOW AND ICE RE-
MOVAL FROM HIGHWAYS.

question of

highways.

Resolved, That the division of highways of the department of Investigation of public works be directed to inquire into the most feasible methods snow and ice of keeping the more important highways of the commonwealth removal from free of snow and ice in such manner as to insure their uninterrupted use, especially those constituting through routes between the different sections thereof; as to what governmental agencies should undertake the work involved; the extent to which and the manner in which the commonwealth, acting through the said division, may co-operate in the work with the several counties, cities and towns, and private agencies and organizations; and as to the just and equitable apportionment of the expense incurred thereby. The division may hold hearings in such cities and towns as it may deem advisable and may summon witnesses. The division shall, on or before April fifteenth of the current year, make to the general court a preliminary report of the re- Preliminary sults of its investigations, with recommendations, accompanied report. by drafts of any proposed legislation, and shall, on or before November fifteenth of the current year, file with the clerk of

Final report.

the house of representatives a final report of such results, con-
taining its further recommendations, if any, accompanied by
drafts of any proposed legislation based thereon.
Approved February 20, 1923.

Chap. 4 RESOLVE VALIDATING THE ACTS OF GEORGE R. BRACKETT OF

Acts of George R. Brackett as a notary public validated.

BOSTON AS A NOTARY PUBLIC.

Resolved, That the acts of George R. Brackett of Boston as a notary public, between January twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and eighteen, and August ninth, nineteen hundred and twentytwo, 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 February 20, 1923.

Chap. 5 RESOLVE ESTABLISHING THE ELIGIBILITY OF MAY B. THORPE OF

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BROCKTON TO RECEIVE STATE AID OR SOLDIERS' RELIEF.

Resolved, That, for the purpose of establishing the eligibility of May B. Thorpe of Brockton to receive state aid or soldiers' relief as the widow of a civil war veteran under the provisions of chapter one hundred and fifteen of the General Laws, her marriage to Joshua Thorpe (or Thorp), late of the twenty-fourth company unattached Massachusetts infantry, shall be regarded as valid. Approved March 9, 1923.

Chap. 6 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR A CONTINUATION OF THE INVESTI

Continuance of investigation as

GATION AS TO THE ADVISABILITY OF STANDARDIZING MUNICI-
PAL REGULATIONS RELATIVE TO PLUMBING AND DRAINAGE.

Resolved, That the department of public health be authorized to standardizing to continue the investigation, provided for by chapter nine of municipal regu- the resolves of nineteen hundred and twenty and further pro

lations relative

to plumbing and drainage.

vided for by chapter forty of the resolves of nineteen hundred and twenty-one and chapter nineteen of the resolves of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, relative to the advisability of revising and codifying the rules, regulations and ordinances of the various cities and towns of the commonwealth concerning plumbing, house drainage and like subjects. Report thereon shall be made to the general court not later than the second Wednesday in January, nineteen hundred and twenty-four.

Approved March 21, 1923.

Chap. 7 RESOLVE VALIDATING CERTAIN ACTS OF LAURENCE A. BROWN

Acts of Laurence A. Brown as a justice of the peace validated.

OF BOSTON AS A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.

Resolved, That the acts of Laurence A. Brown of Boston as a justice of the peace, between October twentieth, nineteen hundred and twenty-two, and February twentieth, nineteen hundred and twenty-three, both dates inclusive, are hereby confirmed and made valid to the same extent as if during that time he had been qualified to discharge the duties of said office. Approved March 28, 1923.

RESOLVE VALIDATING THE ACTS OF HARRY A. COWLES AS A Chap. 8

NOTARY PUBLIC.

Cowles as a

validated.

Resolved, That the acts of Harry A. Cowles of Westfield as a Acts of notary public, between October thirteenth, nineteen hundred Harry A. and twenty-two and March nineteenth, nineteen hundred and notary public twenty-three, are hereby confirmed and made valid to the same extent as if during that time he had been qualified to discharge the duties of said office. Approved March 29, 1923.

RESOLVE GRANTING AN ANNUITY TO HANNAH J. PELLS OF Chap. 9

MASHPEE.

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Hannah J.

Resolved, That there be paid annually from the treasury of the Annuity to commonwealth, in equal quarterly instalments, from January Pells of first, nineteen hundred and twenty-three, the sum of one hun- Mashpee. dred and fifty dollars to Hannah J. Pells of Mashpee, a descendant of the Mashpee tribe of Indians. Said annuity shall continue during her life. The first payment under authority of this resolve shall not be made until an appropriation is made sufficient to cover the same. Approved March 29, 1923.

RESOLVE GRANTING AN ANNUITY TO CHARLES H. PETERS OF Chap. 10

MASHPEE.

Charles H.

Resolved, That there be paid annually from the treasury of the Annuity to commonwealth, in equal quarterly instalments from January Peters of first, nineteen hundred and twenty-three, the sum of one hun- Mashpee. dred and fifty dollars to Charles H. Peters of Mashpee, a descendant of the Algonquin tribe of Indians. Said annuity shall continue during his life. The first payment under authority of this resolve shall not be made until an appropriation is made sufficient to cover the same. Approved March 29, 1923.

RESOLVE EXTENDING THE TIME FOR THE

PAYMENT OF AN Chap. 11

ANNUITY TO EMMA E. DE SHAZO OF WORCESTER.

Emma E.

De Shazo of

Worcester, time extended.

Resolved, That the time for the payment of an annuity of Annuity to five hundred dollars, payable in equal quarterly instalments, to Emma E. De Shazo, under the provisions of chapter ten of the resolves of nineteen hundred and seventeen is hereby extended for a further period of six years; provided, that she so long sur- Proviso. vives and remains unmarried. Payments for the current year authorized by this resolve shall be made from item two hundred and twenty-six of the general appropriation act.

Approved March 29, 1923.

Chap. 12

Charles F.

RESOLVE IN FAVOR OF CHARLES F. PIDGIN OF MELROSE. Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury In favor of of the commonwealth to Charles F. Pidgin of Melrose, annually Pidgin of so long as he shall live, the sum of five hundred dollars, in equal Melrose. monthly instalments, in recognition of his faithful service in the bureau of statistics of labor from the year eighteen hundred and seventy-three to the year nineteen hundred and seven. The

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