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RESOLUTIONS.

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RESOLUTIONS RELATIVE TO THE DECEASE OF CHARLES F. LORING.

Whereas, By the death of the honorable Charles F. On the death of Loring, councillor elect of the Commonwealth, this state F. Loring, has lost a valued citizen, beloved and respected for his cillor elect. noble personal traits and unspotted integrity of character, and one who gave promise of distinguished service to the Commonwealth ;

Resolved, That a committee consisting of seven members of the house be appointed to represent this house at his funeral.

Resolved, That these resolutions be entered upon the journal of the house, and that a copy be transmitted to the family of the deceased.

In House of Representatives, adopted January 27, 1892.

RESOLUTIONS RELATING TO THE ADOPTION OF NATIONAL LEGISLA

TION PROVIDING FOR THE USE OF IMPROVED CAR COUPLERS AND
BRAKES, AND THE GREATER SAFETY OF PASSENGERS.

Whereas, resolutions were adopted by the last general Improved car court relative to urging upon congress the adoption of leg- brakes, etc. islation providing for the use of improved car couplers and brakes and improved devices for the safety of passengers upon railroads, and a committee of members of the last general court was appointed to proceed to Washington and represent to the appropriate committee or committees of congress the need of such legislation, which committee bas been unable to discharge its duties as yet, owing to the fact that the proper time has not arrived ; and

Whereas, it is desirable that there should be an expression of the opinion of the present general court upon the same subject and a committee appointed to act with the committee of last year,

Resolved, That in the opinion of this general court legislation should be enacted by congress which will tend

to prevent the loss of life resulting from the present dangerous and imperfect methods of car coupling and insufficient brakes, and from the present methods of heating, lighting and operating railway cars ;

Resolved, That a joint special committee of the present general court, to consist of two members on the part of the senate and three members on the part of the house be appointed to proceed to Washington and act with the committee of the last general court in urging this matter upon the attention of the appropriate committee or committees of congress.

In House of Representatives, adopted February 15, 1892.
In Senate, adopted in concurrence February 16, 1892.

RESOLUTIONS RELATIVE TO THE TRANSFER OF THE REVENUE MARINE

FROM THE JURISDICTION OF THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT TO THE

JURISDICTION OF THE NAVY DEPARTMENT. Transfer of the

Resolved, That the senate and house of representatives revenue marine to the jurisdic. of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in general court tion of the navy department. assembled, respectfully and earnestly urge upon con

gress the importance and public benefit of transferring the officers, seamen and vessels of the revenue marine, from the jurisdiction of the treasury department to the jurisdiction of the navy department, and request congress to pass a bill effecting that purpose.

Resolved, That copies of these resolutions be sent to the presiding officers of both houses of congress, and to the senators and representatives in congress from this Commonwealth.

In House of Representatives, adopted February 16, 1892.
In Senate, adopted in concurrence February 19, 1892.

fisheries of

RESOLUTIONS RELATING TO THE FISHERIES OF MASSACHUSETTS. Relative to the

Resolved, That the senate and house of representatives Massachusetts. of Massachusetts, in general court assembled, respectfully

call the attention of the congress of the United States to the fact that the menbaden, mackerel and other fisheries along the seacoast and shore of Massachusetts are of great importance and value to her people; that the Commonwealth has made large expenditures for the protection and preservation thereof, and that any interference with the rights of the people of Massachusetts therein, as now established by the supreme court of the United States,

would be of great damage and injury to them. And therefore they respectfully memorialize congress to refrain from abrogating or interfering with the interests in and control over said fisheries, now held and exercised by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and especially to refrain from enacting such legislation as is embodied in bill number five thousand and thirty, now pending in the house of representatives of the United States.

Resolved, That the governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts be authorized and requested to appoint two or more suitable persons, who shall appear before the committee on merchant marine and fisheries of the house of representatives of the United States at the hearing upon said bill, to state the position of Massachusetts upon the subject, and to oppose said bill as being injurious to her interests and to the welfare of her people; and further

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to each of the senators and representatives of Massachusetts in congress, and that they are hereby requested to protect by all proper means the rights and interests of Massachusetts in the premises.

In Senate, adopted February 16, 1892.

In House of Representatives, adopted in concurrence February 25, 1892.

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PLACES

RESOLUTIONS RELATIVE TO THE MANUFACTURE OF CLOTHING IN

AND THE TRANSPORTATION OR SALE OF CLOTHING 80 MANUFACTURED.

Resolved, That it is the sense of the senate and house on the manu. of representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, facture, etc., of in general court assembled, that legislation to prevent in unhealthy the manufacture of clothing in unhealthy places, and the transportation or sale of clothing so manufactured, is wise and expedient, and that the general court respectfully urges upon the congress of the United States such action as will best accomplish this result.

Resolved, That copies of these resolutions be sent to the presiding officers of both houses of congress and to senators and representatives in congress from this Commonwealth,

In Senate, adopted February 25, 1892.

In House of Representatives, adopted in concurrence March 1, 1892.

ous persons for

traits of former
governors of
the Common.
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RESOLUTIONS CONCERNING PORTRAITS OF FORMER GOVERNORS OF

THE COMMONWEALTH. Thanks to yiri.

Resolved, That the thanks of the Commonwealth be gifts of por. given to Shepherd Brooks, Francis Brooks and Peter C.

Brooks, for their gift to the state of a portrait of governor
John Brooks;

To John Chandler Bancroft Davis of New York, George
Henry Davis and Horace Davis of California, Andrew
McFarland Davis of Massachusetts and John Davis of
Washington, District of Columbia, for their gift to the
state of a portrait of governor John Davis;

And to Alexander H. Rice, formerly governor of the Commonwealth, for his gift to the state of a portrait of himself;

And that said portraits, with other portraits of former governors which may hereafter be received, be hung in such places in the state house as the governor may direct.

In House of Representatives, adopted March 16, 1892.
In Senate, adopted in concurrence March 18, 1892.

Relative to
restoration of
John M.
Goodhue to

army.

RESOLUTIONS RELATIVE TO MEMORIALIZING CONGRESS TO RESTORE

JOHN M. GOODHUE TO THE ARMY, AND TO PLACE HIM ON THE
RETIRED LIST.

Resolved, That the senators and representatives of this

Commonwealth in congress are hereby requested to use former rank in their best efforts to secure the passage of an act restoring Upited States

John M. Goodhue, a citizen of this Commonwealth, to the rank held by him in the United States army at the time of his retirement, and placing him on the retired list.

Resolved, That copies of these resolutions be sent to the senators and representatives of this Commonwealth in congress. In Senate, adopted March 23, 1892.

In House of Representatives, adopted in concurrence March 28, 1892.

Life saving sta. tion at City Point.

RESOLUTIONS RELATIVE TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIFE SAVING

STATION AT CITY POINT.
Whereas, A serious accident has recently occurred off
City Point in the city of Boston, whereby eight persons
lost their lives by drowning; and

Whereas, Many accidents of a similar nature have heretofore occurred near the same point, and are likely to occur in the future, resulting in great loss of life, unless some provision is made for the rescue of persons in peril of drowning;

Resolved, That our senators and representatives in congress are requested to lay before congress, or before the proper officials of the national government, the importance of establishing and maintaining another life saving station on the coast of Massachusetts, to be located at City Point;

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to each senator and representative from this Commonwealth in the congress of the United States.

In House of Representatives, adopted April 25, 1892.
In Senate, adopted in concurrence April 25, 1892.

Stillman W.

RESOLUTIONS ON THE DEATH OF STILLMAN W. EDGELL. Resolved, That the senate hereby records its apprecia- On the death of tion of the character and services of the late Stillman W.

Edgell. Edgell, for many years doorkeeper of the senate.

Řesolved, That by his decease the senate loses a valuable officer and the Commonwealth a faithful public servant and a good citizen.

Resolved, That he deserved high praise for his patriotic devotion and unselfish sacrifice while serving his country during the war of the rebellion.

Resolved, That as a mark of respect to his memory the senate be represented at his funeral by a committee of four.

Resolved, That the profound sympathy of the senate be extended to the family of the deceased and that a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to them by the clerk of the senate.

In Senate, adopted April 26, 1892.

RESOLUTION AGAINST THE MONOPOLY OF MINING AND TRANSPORT

ING ANTHRACITE COAL. Resolved, That, whereas a combination has been formed Against the which has secured a substantial monopoly of mining and mining and transporting anthracite coal, so that our people for this transporting an. necessity, essential to their life and prosperity, are placed at the mercy of a few individuals who have already indicated their purpose by a large and unusual increase in the

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