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For clerical and messenger service for the state board Clerical and of education, a sum not exceeding twenty-three hundred service. dollars.

For salaries and expenses of agents of the state board Agents. of education, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars.

For incidental and contingent expenses of the state Expenses. board of education and of the secretary thereof, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars.

members of

For travelling and other expenses of the members of Expenses of the state board of education, a sum not exceeding one board. thousand dollars.

schools.

For the support of state normal schools, including the State normal employment of accountants, and certain other expenses of the boarding houses at the said schools, a sum not exceeding two hundred and sixty-one thousand four hundred and fifty-two dollars, to be paid out of the moiety of the income of the Massachusetts School Fund applicable to educational purposes, the deficiency, if any, to be paid from the treasury of the Commonwealth.

For the support of the state normal art school, a sum State normal not exceeding twenty-six thousand three hundred and six art school. dollars, to be paid out of the moiety of the income of the Massachusetts School Fund applicable to educational purposes, the deficiency, if any, to be paid from the treasury of the Commonwealth.

institutes.

For the expenses of teachers' institutes, a sum not Teachers' exceeding two thousand dollars, to be paid out of the moiety of the income of the Massachusetts School Fund applicable to educational purposes.

Teachers'

For the Massachusetts Teachers' Association, the sum Massachusetts of three hundred dollars, to be paid out of the moiety Association. of the income of the Massachusetts School Fund applicable to educational purposes, subject to the approval of the state board of education.

teachers' asso

For the expenses of county teachers' associations, a sum County not exceeding three hundred and twenty-five dollars, to ciations. be paid out of the moiety of the income of the Massachusetts School Fund applicable to educational purposes. For the Dukes County Educational Association, the Dukes County sum of fifty dollars.

Educational
Association.

state normal

For aid to pupils in state normal schools, a sum not Aid to pupils in exceeding four thousand dollars, payable in semi-annual schools. instalments, to be expended under the direction of the state board of education.

School superintendents in small towns.

Education of deaf pupils.

School blanks.

Summer schools for teachers.

Chap.154

R L. 92 amended.

Hunting, etc.,

prohibited.

To enable small towns to provide themselves with school superintendents, a sum not exceeding eighty-two thousand five hundred dollars.

For the education of deaf pupils of the Commonwealth in the schools designated by law, a sum not exceeding seventy thousand dollars.

For school registers and other school blanks for the towns and cities of the Commonwealth, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars.

For the expenses of summer schools for teachers, a
sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars.
SECTION 2.

This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved March 12, 1902.

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE BETTER PROTECTION OF DEER. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Chapter ninety-two of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by striking out section eighteen and of deer by dogs inserting in place thereof the following:- Section 18. The owner or keeper of a dog found chasing or hunting deer at any time shall be punished by a fine of twenty dollars. Any person may kill a dog found chasing or hunting deer at any time, if the dog is used for such purpose with the knowledge and consent of his owner or keeper, and the owner or keeper of such dog shall be punished by a fine of fifty dollars.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved March 12, 1902.

Chap.155 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF SPRING

1901, 95, § 1, amended.

May hold addi.

tional real and

personal estate.

FIELD TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

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SECTION 1. Section one of chapter ninety-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and one is hereby amended by striking out the words "six hundred ", in the sixth line, and inserting in place thereof the words: one million five hundred, so as to read as follows: Section 1. The City Library Association of Springfield is hereby authorized to hold real and personal estate for the purposes named in its act of incorporation, chapter one hundred and forty-two of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and sixty-four, to an amount not exceed

ing one million five hundred thousand dollars, exclusive of books in its library and collections of natural history and works of art in its museum.

etc., amended.

while citizens

access.

SECTION 2. Section four of said chapter one hundred 1864, 142, 64, and forty-two of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and sixty-four, as amended by subsequent acts, is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Section 4. So long City may aid as said corporation shall allow the inhabitants of the city have free of Springfield free access to its library and museums at reasonable hours, and shall further allow said inhabitants the free use of its books on its premises and for home reading, under such reasonable regulations and restrictions as may be imposed by the directors of said corporation, said city may appropriate and pay annually toward defraying the expenses of carrying on the work of said corporation, as authorized by its charter, such sums as the city may judge proper.

Approved March 12, 1902.

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE TRUSTEES FOR THE DIOCESE OF
WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

Chap.156

Diocese of

Western Massaporated, etc.

chusetts incor

SECTION 1. Charles Thornton Davis of Worcester, Trustees for the Henry H. Skinner of Springfield, Edward L. Davis of Worcester, Frederick N. Deland of Great Barrington, Charles H. Read of North Adams, George H. Morgan of Lenox, Ernest Lovering of Holyoke, Henry N. Bigelow of Clinton and William C. Simons of Springfield, and their successors, are hereby made a body politic and corporate, by the name of Trustees for the Diocese of Western Massachusetts; and by that name may sue and be sued; shall have and use a common seal; shall have authority to hold meetings, and thereat to establish all reasonable orders and by-laws for the better government of the said corporation, not repugnant to the laws of this Commonwealth, and by said orders and by-laws the officers to be appointed in the said corporation and employed in their affairs, and the manner of electing them, with their several duties and compensations, shall be determined and specified; and at such meetings the said corporation shall direct from time to time the management, improvement and disposition of the donations and property with which they shall be entrusted, in manner

Trustees.

May receive, manage, etc.,

ties, etc.

not inconsistent with the trusts upon which the same are held.

SECTION 2. Said corporation shall have authority from time to time to determine the number of trustees who shall constitute a quorum for transacting business. No trustee shall be removed unless with the concurrence of two thirds of the number constituting a quorum for the time being, nor without the concurrence of two thirds of the number present at any legal meeting of said corporation.

SECTION 3. Said corporation may receive, acquire, funds, proper take, hold, manage, invest and re-invest, lease, bargain, sell, improve, use and dispose of any and all moneys or funds, and any and all real estate or other properties, for the use, benefit, support or promotion of any work, office, official, religious or charitable institution, or other interest of the Protestant Episcopal Church within the diocese of western Massachusetts; and especially of the funds or proportions of funds which it was resolved at the convention of the diocese of Massachusetts, on Friday, the fourteenth day of June, nineteen hundred and one, should be paid to or divided with the diocese of western Massachusetts, under and upon the same or similar provisions, terms and trusts, as to religious usages, purposes, persons, institutions and properties within the diocese of western Massachusetts, as those upon which the same or corresponding moneys, funds or properties have heretofore been held and administered by the trustees of donations to the Protestant Episcopal Church, or by any other organization, person or persons, for the benefit, use, support or promotion of any similar work, office, official, religious or charitable institution, or other interest of the Protestant Episcopal Church within the former diocese of Massachusetts; and any corporation, person or persons now holding such moneys, funds or properties in trust as aforesaid, are hereby authorized and empowered to convey and transfer them to said Trustees for the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, in trust as aforesaid.

Enforcement of provisions.

SECTION 4. The supreme judicial court and the superior court shall have jurisdiction, upon the application of any party in interest, in term time or vacation, to enforce the performance of all trusts as to any lands, moneys and other estate, real and personal, which shall be lawfully vested in the said corporation, and to inquire as to the disposition and management thereof; and by in

junction, or otherwise, to afford such remedies and relief as to law and justice shall appertain.

SECTION 5. Charles Thornton Davis and Henry H. First meeting. Skinner are authorized to fix the time and place for the first meeting of the said corporation, of which they shall give not less than seven days' notice in writing to each member thereof.

SECTION 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved March 12, 1902.

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE APPOINTMENT OF ELECTION OFFICERS
IN THE CITY OF BOSTON.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

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amended.

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SECTION 1. Section one hundred and seventy-one of R. L. 11, § 171, chapter eleven of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word "part", in the sixth line, the words:except that in Boston no deputy election officers shall be appointed, so as to read as follows:Section 171. The mayor of every city shall annually in September, or as soon thereafter as possible, with the approval of the aldermen, appoint as election officers for each voting precinct, one warden, one deputy warden, one clerk, one deputy clerk, four inspectors and four deputy inspectors, who shall be qualified voters in the ward of which such precinct forms a part, except that in Boston no deputy election officers shall be appointed. He may, in like manner, appoint two inspectors and two deputy inspectors in addition. Every such nomination shall be acted upon by the aldermen not less than three nor more than ten days after it has been made.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved March 12, 1902.

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DISCHARGE OF ENLISTED MEN FROM THE
MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEER MILITIA.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

Chap.158

amended.

Section eighty-two of chapter sixteen of the Revised R. L. 16, § 82, Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following:- provided, however, that whenever the commanding officer of a company shall apply to his superior commander for the discharge of an enlisted man under the last provision of this section, he shall at once

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