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JOURNAL 



HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 



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PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE HOUSE. 

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BOSTON : 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 

18 Post Office Square. 

1889. 



JUL 1 1 1924 



JOURNAL. 



The one hundred and tenth General Court of the Com- Preliminary 
monwealth of Massachusetts convened at the State House 0^ s■ D,latl0,, • 
in Boston on the first Wednesday in January, being the 
second day thereof, in the year of our Lord eighteen 
hundred and eighty-nine, and of the Independence of the 
United States of America the one hundred and thirteenth. 
And the members-elect of the House of Representatives, 
having assembled in the Representatives' Chamber, were 
called to order at half-past eleven o'clock a.m. by Mr. 
Kimball of Fitchburg, the senior member-elect present. 

By request of the presiding officer, prayer was offered 
by the Rev. Samuel L. Gracey of Salem, a member-elect. 

On motion of Mr. Sohier of Beverly, — 

Ordered, That a committee of eight be appointed to secretary in. 
inform the Secretary of the Commonwealth that the ho^iL^S 
House has been called to order. -"" to order - 

Messrs. Sohier of Beverly, McDonough of Boston, 
Cook of Weymouth, Henry of Fall River, Brooks of 
Springfield, Giddings of Great Barrington, Pierce of 
Watertown and Cronin of Worcester were appointed the 
committee. 

Thereupon, the Secretary transmitted to the House a 
list of all the persons returned as Representatives, with 
the original certificates of their election, which had been 
returned to his office. 

On motion of Mr. Kimball of Lynn, — 

Ordered, That the Clerk call the roll of the House, to Roii-c*ii. 
ascertain if a quorum be present. 

The roll was called ; and, two hundred and thirty-two 
members having answered to their names, the Chair 
declared a quorum present. 



4 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

On motion of Mr. McCall of Winchester, — 
fi^7hSt°qa n o°iS'm Ordered, That a committee of eight be appointed to 
pr^nu 011 " 6 ta wa ^ u P on ^ S Excellency the Governor, and inform him 
that a quorum of the House is assembled, and that the 
members are ready to be qualified. 

Messrs. McCall of Winchester, McEttrick of Boston, 
Sanger of Cambridge, Dame of Newbury, Rugg of New 
Bedford, Pratt of Abington, Crowell of Dennis and 
Wilkins of Ashburnham were appointed the committee. 
SSm^rs! 10 " ' Soon afterwards His Excellency the Governor, with 
the Council and the Secretary of the Commonwealth, 
came in, and the oaths and affirmations required by the 
Constitution and the laws were administered by His 
Excellency to the members present, and subscribed by 
them ; after which the Governor, the Council and the 
Secretary withdrew. 

iMti£Sof organ " A message was received from the Senate announcing 
senate. fa^ that branch had been organized by the election of 

Harris C. Hartwell as President, and Henry D. Coolidge 

as Clerk. 

On motion of Mr. Blume of Boston, — 

Ordered, That a committee of six be appointed to 
receive, sort and count the votes for Speaker. 

Messrs. Blume of Boston, Allen of Woburn, Cheney 
of Worcester, Kimball of Northampton, Hayes of Lynn 
and Babbitt of Berkley were appointed the committee. 

Mr. Blume, from the committee, afterwards reported 
as follows : — 

Whole number of votes, 214 

Necessary for a choice, 108 

William E. Barrett of Melrose had .... 213 
Winfield S. Slocum of Newton had .... 1 

And Mr. Barrett having been elected, declaration was 
made accordingly, and the Speaker was conducted to the 
chair by a committee consisting of Messrs. Wardwell of 
Haverhill and Slocum of Newton, and spoke as follows : — 

Gentlemen : 

For any man to be chosen Speaker of the House of 
Representatives of Massachusetts is a great honor. To be 
chosen by so hearty and pleasant a vote as has been given 
me this morning, after a canvass which has been in every 
respect so pleasant and dignified, is an honor of which any 
man might be justly proud. I thank the members of the 



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 1889. 5 

House from the bottom of my heart for the compliment 
they have given me, and I promise them that, so far as in 
me lies, I will endeavor to so conduct the duties of the 
Chair that they shall be satisfactory to members of the 
House. The Chair, after all, can do but little without 
the action, aid and sympathy of the members on the floor. 
From each one of you, of whatever party, I ask that aid 
and that sympathy, and I know in advance that it will be 
tendered, and that with it we shall have a pleasant and 
successful, and, I hope, as expeditious a session as is con- 
sistent with the proper discharge of public business. 
Gentlemen, I thank you Again, I promise you my best 
efforts, and I now await the pleasure of the House. 

On motion of Mr. Lovell of Boston, — 

Ordered^ That a committee of six be appointed to cierk elected. 
receive, sort and count the votes for Clerk. 

Messrs. Lovell of Boston, Gordon of New Bedford, 
Coveney of Cambridge, Kittredge of Boston, Raymond 
of Somerville and Mellen of Worcester, were appointed 
the committee. 

Mr. Lovell, from the committee, afterwards reported as 
follows : — 

Whole number of votes, 283 

Necessary for a choice, 117 

Edward A. McLaughlin of Boston had .... 233 

And Mr. McLaughlin, having been unanimously elected, 
was conducted to the Council chamber by a committee 
consisting of Messrs. Bottum of Northampton and Leary 
of Boston. And, having been qualiBed by taking the 
oaths required, report was made accordingly to the 
House, and the Clerk entered upon the discharge of his 
duties. 

A message was received from the Senate, announcing Notice of eiee- 
that John G. B. Adams of Lynn had been elected Ser- ^aSSE^ 
geant-at-Arms on the part of that branch. lXLt!i. lha 

On motion of Mr. Frost of Boston, — 

Ordered, That a committee of seven be appointed to senate notified 
inform the Senate that the House has been organized by $ SShJImI? 11 
the election of a Speaker and a Clerk. 

Messrs. Frost of Boston, Carter of Lowell, Keane of 
Holyoke, Ferren of Stoneham, Porter of Brockton, Har- 
rington of Hull and McCooey of Blackstone were ap- 
pointed the committee. 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Governor and 
Council notified 
of organization 
of House. 



Sergeant-at- 
Arms eleoted. 



Hour of 
meeting. 



Temporary 
rule* of the 
House. 



Rules of the 
House. 



Mr. Frost, from the committee, afterwards reported 
that they had attended to that duty. 

On motion of Mr. Preble of Boston, — 

Ordered^ That a committee of eight be appointed to 
inform the Governor and Council that the House has been 
organized by the election of a Speaker and a Clerk. 

Messrs. Preble of Boston, Bixby of Brockton, Kemp 
of Cambridge, Howes of AshBeld, Glasgow of Worcester, 
O'Mealey of Boston, Tompkins of New Bedford and Barker 
of Maiden were appointed the committee. 

Mr. Preble, from the. committee, afterwards reported 
that they had attended to that duty. 

On motion of Mr. Curtis of Marlborough, — 

Ordered, That a committee of six be appointed to 
receive, sort and count the votes for Sergeant-at-Arms. 

Messrs. Curtis of Marlborough, Church of Cambridge, 
Woodward of Wakefield, Macfarlane of Lynn, Kennedy 
of Boston and Perkins of Cambridge were appointed the 
committee. 

Mr. Curtis, from the committee, afterwards reported as 
follows : — 

Whole number of votes, 222 

Necessary for a choice, 112 

John G. B. Adams of Lynn had 222 

Mr. Adams was declared elected on the part of the 
House. 

Messrs. Cannell of Everett and Oakman of Boston were 
appointed a committee to inform the Senate of the elec- 
tion of John G. B. Adams as Sergeant-at-Arms on the 
part of the House. 

On motion of Mr. Bennett of Springfield, — 
Ordered^ That when the House adjourns to-day, it be 
to meet to-morrow at eleven o clock a.m., and that that 
be the hour of meeting until otherwise ordered. 

On motion of Mr. Wales of Attleborough, — 
Ordered^ That the rules of the House of Representa- 
tives of 1888 be adopted as the rules of the present House 
until otherwise ordered. 

On motion of Mr. Bottum of Northampton, — 
Ordered^ That the members of the joint committee on 

Rules, on the part of the House, prepare rules for the 

government of the House. 



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 1889. 7 

On motion of Mr. Dewey of Boston, — 

Ordered, That to-morrow at half-past eleven o'clock Election of 
a.m. be assigned for the election of Chaplain. apan ' 

On motion of Mr. White of Taunton, — 

Ordered, That the Clerk be directed to procure for the Daily pawn 
use of the House two copies of each of the Boston daily Hoa".° 
papers, and of the daily papers published in Springfield 
and Worcester, and one daily paper from each other city 
and town in the Commonwealth where a daily paper is 
published. 

On motion of Mr. Slocum of Newton, — 

Ordered, That the Clerk be authorized to begin the Printing of th« 
printing of the journal of the House, that six hundred Joarnah 
copies of the same be printed, and that a certified copy 
thereof be deposited with the Secretary of the Common- 
wealth as the journal of the House. 



Papers from the Senate. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the joint rules of the Joint mi«. 
two branches of 1888 be observed until others are adopted. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that a joint special committee, joint committee 
to consist of the President and three members of the Sen- on ro168, 
ate, with such as the House may join, be appointed to 
prepare rules for the government of the two branches. 

Messrs. Sprague, Gleason and Parker having been ap- 
pointed by the Senate, Messrs. Bottum of Northampton, 
Qua of Lowell, Sohier of Beverly, Mellen of Worcester, 
Slocum of Newton, McDonough of Boston and Leach of 
Palmer were joined on the part of the House. 

On motion of Mr. Bottum of Northampton, the Speaker 
of the House was joined to the committee. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that John G. B. Adams of J^JJjJJkd. 
Lynn be notified that he has been elected by the two 
branches of the General Court, Sergeant-at-Arms for the 
current political year. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the returns of votes for votes for 
Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, ' Secretary of the Com- Qovwnor - 
mon wealth, Treasurer and Receiver-General, Auditor of 
Accounts and Attorney-General be referred to a joint 
special committee, to consist of three members of the 
Senate, and such as the House may join. 



8 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

Messrs. Howe, Metcalf and Fassett having been ap- 
pointed by the Senate, Messrs. Richards of Lynn, Brewer 
of Boston, Atherton of Gill, Thayer of Randolph, Shaw 
of Newbury port, Pillsbury of Boston, Russell of Somer- 
ville and Eldridge of Bourne were joined on the part of 
the House. 

G?DMiiiDn. Ordered, In concurrence, that the returns of votes for 

Councillors in the several councillor districts of the Com- 
monwealth be referred to a joint special committee, to 
consist of two members of the Senate, and such as the 
House may join. 

Messrs. Walker of Essex and Hunt of Suffolk having 
been appointed by the Senate, Messrs. Miller of Need- 
ham, Desmond of Boston, Harris of East Bridgewater, 
Atherton of Saugus, Shepard of Sandisfield, Call of 
Springfield, Farren of Boston and Dubuque of Fall River 
were joined on the part of the House. 



On motion of Mr. Kimball of Fitchburg, the House, 
at twenty minutes past one o'clock, adjourned. 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1889. 3 



Thursday, January 3, 1889. 

Met according to adjournment, at eleven o'clock a.m. 

Prayer was offered by the Rev. Mr. Brooks of Hanover, 
a member of the House. 

On motion of Mr. Sullivan of Boston, the reading of 
the journal of yesterday was dispensed with. 

Order. 

On motion of Mr. Sullivan of Boston, — 
Ordered, That the reading of the journal of the House Reading of 
be dispensed with until otherwise ordered. pwMd *&. 



Special Assignment. 

There being no objection, at ten minutes past eleven Election of 
o'clock, the matter specially assigned for half-past eleven ChB P ,a,n - 
o'clock, being the election of a Chaplain for the House, 
was taken up. 

Mr. Slocum of Newton moved that the Rev. Daniel W. 
Waldron of Boston be elected Chaplain by acclamation. 
The motion prevailed, and Mr. Waldron was unanimously 
elected, and declaration was made accordingly. 

Order. 

On motion of Mr. Gracey of Salem, — 

Ordered, That the Clerk be directed to inform the chaplain noti- 
Rev. Daniel W. Waldron of Boston that he has been flod ' 
elected Chaplain of the House for the year 1889. 



Papers from the Senate. 

The report of the joint special committee on the returns vote* for got. 
of votes for Governor, Lieutenant-Governor and other SSwSor 1 " 
State officers, accepted by the Senate, was read and ^SmSH" Btata 
accepted, in concurrence, under a suspension of the rule, 
as follows : — - 



10 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

For Governor of the Commonwealth. 

Oliver Ames of Easton has . . . 180,849 votes. 
William E. Russell of Cambridge has 152,780 " 
William H. Earle of Worcester has . 9,374 " 

AH others, Ill " 

And Oliver Ames is elected. 

For Lieutenant-Governor. 

John Q. A. Brackett of Arlington has . 185,967 votes. 
John W. Corcoran of Clinton has . 148,999 " 

John Basoom of Williamstown has . 8,889 " 

All others, 62 " 

And John Q. A. Brackett is elected. 

For Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

Henry B. Peirce of Abington has . . 186,527 votes. 
William N. Osgood of Boston has . . 149,063 " 
Henry C. Smith of Williamsburg has . 8,709 " 

All others, 46 " 

And Henry B. Peirce is elected. 

For Treasurer and Receiver- General. 

George A. Marden of Lowell has • . 186,379 votes. 
Henry C. Thacher of Yarmouth has . 149,274 " 
John M. Fisher of Attleborough has . 8,730 " 

All others, 58 " 

And George A. Marden is elected. 

For Auditor of Accounts. 

Charles R. Ladd of Springfield has . 186,562 votes. 
William A. Williams of Worcester has . 148,871 " 
Edmund M. Stowe of Hudson has . . 8,704 " 

All others, 141 " 

And Charles R. Ladd is elected. 

For Attorney- General. 
Andrew J. Waterman of Pittsfield has . 186,364 votes. 
Samuel O. Lamb of Greenfield has . . 149,125 " 
Allen Coffin of Nantucket has . . 8,730 " 

All others, 61 

And Andrew J. Waterman is elected. 



«c 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1889. 11 

Ordered, In concurrence, that a committee be ap- Governor and 
pointed, to be joined, to inform the Hon. Oliver Ames GownoTnoti- 
that he has been elected, in the manner prescribed by the election 1 . 1 " 1 ' 
Constitution, Governor of the Commonwealth for the 
current political year, and that the Legislature will be 
ready to attend upon him, in taking and subscribing the 
oaths required by the Constitution and a law of the United 
States to qualify him for the discharge of the duties of 
the office, at such hour as may suit his convenience. 

Also to inform the Hon. John Q. A. Brackett that he 
has been duly elected Lieutenant-Governor of the Com- 
monwealth for the current political year, and that the 
Legislature will attend upon him in taking and subscribing 
the oaths required by the Constitution to qualify him for 
the discharge of the duties of the office, when agreeable 
to him. 

Messrs. Ha thorn e, Cook of Essex and Metcalf hav- 
ing been appointed by the Senate, Messrs. Kimball of 
Fitchburg, Witt of Boston, Sanger of Boston, Brady of 
Lowell, Kempton of New Bedford, Clemence of South- 
bridge, McNary of Boston and Lane of Springfield were 
joined on the part of the House. 

Mr. Kimball, from the committee, afterwards reported 
that the committee had waited upon the Governor and 
the Lieutenant-Governor elect, and that they had signified 
their acceptance of their respective offices, and their 
readiness to be qualified at the earliest convenience of the 
two branches. 

The following order was adopted, in concurrence : — 
. Ordered, That a convention of the two Houses be held 
forthwith, for the purpose of administering the oaths of 
office to the Governor and Lieutenant-Governor elect. 

Joint Convention. 

The Senate then came in, its President took the chair, Joint conven- 
and, the two branches being in convention, a committee, Uon ' 
consisting of Messrs. Kingsley, Tucker, and Clark of 
Essex, of the Senate, and Messrs. Pinkerton of Worcester, 
Hale of Taunton, Monahan of Boston, Smalley of Nantucket, 
Brown of Salem, Worth of Boston, Rowell of Methuen 
and McDonough of Fall River, of the House, was ap- 
pointed to wait upon the Governor and Lieutenant-Gov- 
ernor elect, and inform them that the two branches are 
now in joint convention, and are ready to attend to the 
administration of the oaths of office. 



12 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Oaths of offloe 
administered to 
Governor and 
Lieutenant- 
Governor. 



Governor's ad- 
dress. 



Mr. Kings ley, from the committee, afterwards reported 
that the Governor and Lieutenant-Governor elect would 
immediately attend upon the convention. 

The Governor and Lieutenant-Governor then came in, 
accompanied by various civil and military officers of the 
Commonwealth. 

The oaths and affirmations of office were then, in the 
presence of the two Houses, and before the President of the 
Senate, administered to and subscribed by the Hon. Oliver 
Ames as Governor, and the Hon. John Q. A. Brackett as 
Lieutenant-Governor, and proclamation thereof was made 
by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

His Excellency then delivered an address to the Senators 
and Representatives. 

After which the Governor and Lieutenant-Governor 
withdrew, the convention was dissolved, and the Senate 
returned to the Senate chamber. 



Papers from the Senate. 

Z\]£X* or 0o^,l " The report of the joint committee on the votes for 
Councillors, accepted by the Senate, was read and 
accepted, in concurrence, under a suspension of the rule. 
It appeared from said report that the following-named 
gentlemen were elected in their respective districts, to 
wit: — 



District No. 1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
6. 
7. 
8. 



Isaac N. Keith of Bourne. 
Arthur W. Tufts of Boston. 
Robert O. Fuller of Cambridge. 
Edward J. Flynn of Boston. 
Augustus Mudge of Dan vers. 
Francis Jewett of Lowell. 
George W. Johnson of Brookfield. 
Levi J. Gunn of Greenfield. 



Secretary di- 
rected to notify 
Councillor* of 
their election. 



Ordered, In concurrence, that the Secretary of the 
Commonwealth give notice to Messrs. Isaac N. Keith, 
Arthur W. Tufts, Robert O. Fuller, Edward J. Flynn, 
Augustus Mudge, Francis Jewett, George W. Johnson 
and Levi J. Gunn that they have been duly elected Coun- 
cillors to advise the Governor in the executive part of the 
government for the current political year. 

A communication was subsequently received from the 
Secretary of the Commonwealth, announcing that the 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1889. 13 

several Councillors-elect had signified their acceptance of 
the office, and were ready to be qualified. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that a convention of the two 
Houses be held forthwith, for the purpose of adminis- 
tering the oaths of office to such of the Councillors-elect 
as may have signified their acceptance of the office. 



Joint Convention. 

The Senate then came in, its President took the chair, councillor 
and, the two branches being in convention, a committee, quBh 
consisting of Messrs. Gleason, O'Sullivan and Stevens of 
Worcester and Hampshire, of the Senate, and Messrs. 
Gracey of Salem, Hixon of Chelsea, Morison of Boston, 
Marchant of Edgartown, Merrill of Quincy, McEnaney 
of Boston, Paige of Amherst and Lally of Milford, of the 
House, was appointed to wait upon the Councillors elect 
and inform them that the two Houses are in joint conven- 
tion for the purpose of administering the oaths required 
by the Constitution to qualify them for office. 

Soon afterwards the Councillors-elect, Messrs. Isaac N. 
Keith, Arthur W. Tufts, Robert O. Fuller, Edward J. 
Flynn, Augustus Mudge, Francis Jewett, George W. 
Johnson and Levi J. Gunn came in ; and in the presence 
of the two Houses, and before the President of the Sen- 
ate, the oaths were taken and subscribed by them, and 
declaration was made accordingly. 

The Councillors then withdrew, the convention was 
dissolved, and the Senate returned to the Senate cham- 
ber. 

Paper from the Senate. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the Clerks of the two cierkaofthe 
branches give notice to the Hon. Henry B. Peirce of bSS? directed 
Abington that he has been elected Secretary of the Com- {^^SSJ;, 
monwealth; to the Hon. George A. Marden of Lowell ^JJ*^ •£ d en / 
that he has been elected Treasurer and Receiver- General ; eraiof tLir 
to the Hon. Charles R. Ladd of Springfield that he has 
been elected Auditor of Accounts ; and to the Hon. 
Andrew J. Waterman of Pittsfield that he has been 
elected Attorney-General, severally to hold office for one 
year from the third Wednesday in January instant. 



14 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Orders. 
On motion of Mr, Glasgow of Worcester, — 
^SSaS-. notify Ordered, That the Secretary of the Commonwealth 
Governor of give notice to the Governor that Messrs. Isaac N. Keith, 
an^ificrton of Arthur W. Tufts, Robert O. Fuller, Edward J. Flynn, 
Councillor. Augustus Mudge, Francis Jewett, George W. Johnson 
and Levi J. Gunn have been duly elected and qualified as 
Councillors to advise him in the executive part of the 
government for the current political year. 

On motion of Mr. Bottum of Northampton, — 
ommuSad- Ordered, That the joint special committee on Rules 
drew. " consider what disposition should be made of the several 

portions of the Governor's address. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

On motion of Mr. White of Taunton, — 
nnui Monda 1 ^- Ordered, That when the House adjourns to-day it be 
Hoar of mMu"" to meet on Monday next at two o'clock p.m., and that 

hereafter that be the hour of meeting until otherwise 

ordered. 



log, 



On motion of Mr. Hayes of Lynn, the House, at thirty- 
three minutes past one o'clock, adjourned. 



MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 1889. 15 



Monday, January 7, 1889. 

Met according to adjournment, at two o'clock p.m. 

Bev. Daniel W. Waldron of Boston, having accepted 
the office of Chaplain, appeared, and prayer was offered 
by him. 

Reports, etc. , Received. 

A message was received from His Excellency the Gov- 
ernor, transmitting the following documents, which were 
laid on the table, on motion of Mr. Ward well of Haver- 
hill:— 

Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the Common- A<uaunt-o«>. 
wealth. 

Fourth Annual Report of the Board of Police of the Board of Police 
City of Boston. ofBoiton ' 

Third Annual Report of the Board of Registration in Board of Begta- 

pi flBmnA „ r ° trationin 

rnarmacy. pharmacy. 

Second Annual Report of the Board of Registration in Board of iugi#- 

Dentistry. Dentiatry. 

Annual Report of the State Pension Agent. state Pension 

Report of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the permanent b«- 
Congress of the United Statos in relation to the proposed ^°^i, 
Permanent Exposition of the Three Americas at Wash- * wa.hin«ton. 
ington. 

Documents relating to the celebration, on the 30th of gSJgffifi 1 * 
April next, in the city of New York, of the one hundredth g^fYwSaW^ 
anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington as ington a. preai. 
President of the United States. ™ sSte.. 



Order. 

The following order, offered by Mr. Dubuque of Fall 
River, was, at the request of Mr. McDonough of Boston, 
kid over until to-morrow : — 

Ordered , That a joint select committee of five on the Aboiiahment of 
part of the House, with such a number as the Senate may mS!? 1 pun " * 
join, be appointed to consider the expediency of abolish- 
ing capital punishment in this Commonwealth. 



16 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

Assistant Clerk Appointed* 
amuum cierk. ^ communication was received from the Clerk, an- 
nouncing that he had appointed James W. Kimball of 
Lynn Assistant Clerk of the House of Representatives for 
the year 1889, which was read and placed on file. 

Papers from the Senate. 
joint Roie i. & report, in part, of the joint special committee ap- 
pointed to prepare rules for the government of the two 
branches, accepted by the Senate, was read and accepted, 
in concurrence, under a suspension of the rule, as fol- 
lows : — 

1. The following joint standing committees shall be 
appointed at the commencement of the January session, 
viz. : — 

A committee on Agriculture ; 

A committee on Banks and Banking ; 

A committee on Cities ; 

A committee on Drainage ; 

A committee on Education ; 

A committee on Labor ; 

A committee on Manufactures ; 

A committee on Mercantile Affairs ; 

A committee on Military Affairs ; 

A committee on Public Charitable Institutions ; 

A committee on Street Railways ; 

A committee on Water Supply ; 

Each to consist of three members on the part of the 
Senate and eight on the part of the House. 

A committee on Election Laws ; 

A committee on Federal Relations ; 

A committee on Fisheries and Game ; 

A committee on Harbors and Public Lands ; 

A committee on Insurance ; 

A committee on the Library ; 

A committee on the Liquor Law ; 

A committee on Parishes and Religious Societies ; 

A committee on Printing ; 

A committee on Prisons ; 

A committee on Public Health ; 

A committee on Public Service ; 

A committee on Roads and Bridges ; 

A committee on State House ; 



MONDAY,. JANUARY 7, 1889. 17 

A committee on Taxation ; 

A committee on Towns ; 

A committee on Woman Suffrage ; 

Each to consist of two members on the part of the 
Senate and seven on the part of the House. 

A committee on Railroads, to consist of four members 
on the part of the Senate and eleven on the part of the 
House. 

A committee on Expenditures, to consist of the com- 
mittee on the Treasury of the Senate and the committee 
on Finance of the House. 

Matters referred by either the Senate or the House to 
its committee on the Judiciary, on Probate and Insolvency, 
or on Rules, shall be considered by the respective com- 
mittees of the two branches, acting as joint committees, 
when, in the judgment of the chairmen of the respective 
committees of the two branches, the interests of legislation 
or the expedition of business will be better served by such 
joint consideration. 

The committees on Rules, together with the presiding 
officers of the two branches, acting as a joint committee, 
may consider and suggest such measures as shall, in their 
judgment, tend to facilitate the business of the session. 

The report of the joint special committee on Rules, on the Disposition of 
order relative to the disposition of the several portions of SddreM. ernor8 
the Governor's address, was read and accepted, in concur- 
rence, under a suspension of the rule, as follows : — 

That so much as relates to the loan for the purchase of 
land for the extension of the State House be referred to 
the committee on Kxpenditures. 

That so much as relates to the separate management of 
savings banks and of national banks be referred to the 
committee on Banks and Banking. 

That so much as relates to State aid and to invalid pen- 
sioners and their dependent relatives be referred to the 
committee on Military Affairs. 

That so much as relates to an amendment to the Consti- 
tution forbidding the manufacture and sale of intoxicating 
liquors as a beverage be referred to a joint special com- 
mittee on Constitutional Amendments, to consist of three 
members on the part of the Senate and eight on the part 
of the House. \ 

That so much as relates to the penalties for violating 
the laws regulating the sale of intoxicating liquors be re- 
ferred to the committee on the Liquor Law. 



18 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

That so much as relates to costs in criminal proceedings 
and to the condition of the inferior courts be referred to 
the committees on the Judiciary of the two branches sit- 
ting jointly. 

That so much as relates to schools for truant children 
be referred to the committee on Education. 

That so much as relates to securing municipal suffrage 
to women be referred to the committee on Woman Suf- 
frage. 

That so much as relates to the abolition of grade cross- 
ings of railroads be referred to the committee on Rail- 
roads. 

That so much as relates to a system of sewerage for the 
valley of the Mystic be referred to the committee on 
Drainage. 

That so much as relates to the employment of prisoners 
be referred to the committee on Prisons. 

That so much as relates to the increase of insanity and 
the care of the insane be referred to the committee on 
Public Charitable Institutions. 

That so much as relates to the appointment of an officer 
for the oversight of the roads and bridges in the Com- 
monwealth be referred to the committee on Roads and 
Bridges. 

That so much as relates to the laws for the survey and 
inspection of lumber be referred to the committees on the 
Judiciary of the two branches sitting jointly. 

That so much as relates to the protection of the lobster 
fisheries be referred to the committee on Fisheries and 
Game. 

That so much as relates to the observance of the one 
hundredth anniversary of ihe inauguration of George 
Washington as President of the United States be referred 
to the committee on Federal Relations. 

That so much as relates to a National Exposition in 
honor of the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery 
of the continent be referred to the committee on Federal 
Relations. 



On motion of Mr. McCall of Winchester, the House, at 
ten minutes before three o'clock, adjourned. 



TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1889. 19 



Tubsdat, January 8, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Committees Appointed. 

The Speaker appointed the standing committees of the 
House as follows : — 

Standing Committees of the House. 

Judiciary. — Messrs. McCall of Winchester, Wardwell 2SS22?^r^K 
of Haverhill, Pinkerton of Worcester, Blume of Boston, HoM *- 
Pratt of Abington, Dewey of Boston, Dubuque of Fall 
River, Howland of Chelsea and Perkins of Cambridge. 

Probate and Insolvency. — Messrs. Qua of Lowell, 
Brewer of Boston, Preble of Boston, Sohier of Beverly, 
Carroll of Worcester, Sanger of Boston, Bowell of Me- 
thuen, Harris of East Bridge water and McDonough of 
Fall River. 

Finance. — Messrs. Wales of Attleborough, Lovell of 
Boston, Bixby of Brockton, Wilkins of Ashburnham, 
Bennett of Springfield, Carter of Lowell, Norcross of 
Medford, Russell of Douglas and Gould of Warren. 

County Estimates. — Messrs. Wood of Northborough, 
Connell of Dracut, Richmond of North Adams, Newhall 
of Sterling, Worth of Boston, Burgess of Fall River and 
Nolan of Boston. 

Elections. — Messrs. Preble of Boston, Bowman of 
Boston, Heslan of Boston, Howes of Ash field, Kittredge 
of Boston, Purrington of Mattapoisett and Gillespie of 
Boston. 

Rules. — The Speaker and Messrs. Bottom of North- 
ampton, Slocum of Newton, Qua of Lowell, Sohier of 
Beverly, Mellen of Worcester, McDonough of Boston and 
Leach of Palmer. 



10 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

Bills in the Third Reading. — Messrs. Glasgow of 
Worcester, Wilcox of Pittsfield and Foote of Lee. 

Engrossed Bills. — Messrs. Crowell of Dennis, Wyckoff 
of Franklin and Heslan of Boston. 

Leave of Absence. — Messrs. Howes of Ashfield, Eld- 
ridge of Chatham and Moore of Boston. 

Pay Roll. — Messrs. Holder of Lynn, Hamilton of New 
Salem and J. H. Sullivan of Boston. 

In concurrence the joint standing committees were ap- 
pointed, as follows : — 

Joint Standing Committees. 

TOmm!ttoli , . Dg Agriculture. — Messrs. Palmer of Middlesex, Baker of 
Franklin and Harlow of Plymouth, of the Senate; Messrs. 
Babbitt of Berkley, Paige of Amherst, Clemence of 
Southbridge, Kipley of Granville, Crane of Westfield, 
Lattimore of Boston, Pike of Topsfield and Alden of Dux- 
bury, of the House. 

Banks and Banking. — Messrs. Evans of Middlesex, 
Harlow of Plymouth and Hosmer of Middlesex, of the 
Senate; Messrs. Conant of Littleton, Call of Springfield, 
Richards of Lynn, Sherman of Plymouth, Holbrook of 
Athol, Wyckoff of Franklin, Clayton of Cambridge and 
Barry of Boston, of the House. 

Cities. — Messrs. Hathorne of Suffolk, Howe of Middle- 
sex and Hunt of Suffolk, of the Senate; Messrs. felocum of 
Newton, Frost of Boston, Atwood of Boston, Cheney of 
Worcester, Means of Boston, Leary of Boston, Morison 
of Boston and Wilcox of Pittsfield, of the House. 

Drainage. — Messrs. Kingsley of Middlesex, Pike of 
Essex and Dwinell of Middlesex, of the Senate; Messrs. 
Sanger of Cambridge, Giddings of Great Barrington, 
Curtis of Marlborough, Holman of Clinton, Ferren of 
Stoneham, Mead of Natick, Turner of Maiden and Dug- 
gan of Boston, of the House. 

Education. — Messrs. Campbell of Suffolk, Neill of 
Bristol and Stevens of Worcester and Hampshire, of the 
Senate; Messrs. Bicknell of Boston, Kimball of Lynn, 
McEttrick of Boston, Davis of Somerville, Shepard of 
Sandisfield, Bond of Fitchburg, Keane of Holyoke and 
Douglas of Greenwich, of the House. 



TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1889. 21 

Election Laws. — Messrs. Sprague of Suffolk and 
O'Sullivan of Essex, of the Senate; Messrs. Hayes of 
Lynn, Oilman of North Andover, Marchant of Edgar- 
town, Tripp of Boston, Monahan of Boston, Putnam of 
Lunenburg and O'Neil of Boston, of the House. 

Expenditures. — Messrs. Pike of Essex, Kingsley of 
Middlesex and Hosmer of Middlesex, of the Senate; 
Messrs. Wales of Attleborough, Lovell of Boston, Bixb3 r 
of Brockton, Wilkins of Ashburnham, Bennett of Spring- 
field, Carter of Lowell, Norcross of Medford, Russell of 
Douglas and Gould of Warren, of the House. 

Federal Relations. — Messrs. Hathorne of Suffolk and 
Cook of Essex, of the Senate; Messrs. Rugg of New Bed- 
ford, Prevaux of Amesbury, Reed of Framingbam, Fer- 
ren of Stonebam, Sullivan of Lawrence, Woodward of 
Wakefield and O'Mealey of Boston, of the House. 

Fisheries and Game. — Messrs. Cook of Essex and 
Gibson of Hampden, of the Senate; Messrs. Stimpson of 
Swampscott, Conwell of Provincetown, Smalley of Nan- 
tucket, Haskell of Gloucester, Putnam of Lunenburg, 
McDonald of Pittsfield and Garvey of Lowell, of the 
House. 

Harbors and Public Lands. — Messrs. Metcalf of 
Hampden and Walker of Essex, of the Senate; Messrs. 
White of Taunton, Hixon of Chelsea, Rugg of New Bed- 
ford, Eldridge of Bourne, Crowell of Dennis, Keliher of 
Boston and Swallow of Boston, of the House. 

Insurance. — Messrs. Stevens of Norfolk and Metcalf of 
Hampden, of the Senate; Messrs. Carpenter of Brook- 
line, Henry of Fall River, Church of Cambridge, Stearns 
of Dedham, Bancroft of Reading, Parks of Westfield and 
Moore of Boston, of the House. 

Labor. — Messrs. Neill of Bristol, Whitney of Worces- 
ter and Fassett of Berkshire and Hampshire, of the Sen- 
ate; Messrs. Leach of Palmer, Barnes of Chelsea, Cutting 
of Weston, Stafford of Lawrence, Nichols of Wilmington, 
Crowley of Boston, Ayres of Petersham and Edwards of 
Fall River, of the House. 



22 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

Library. — Messrs. O'Sullivan of Essex and Campbell 
of Suffolk, of the Senate; Messrs. Frost of Boston, Brewer 
of Boston, Dearing of Braintree, Sprout of Worcester, 
Bowman of Boston, Beck of Milton and Littlefield of 
Peabody, of the House. 

Liquor Law. — Messrs. Gleason of Plymouth and Camp- 
bell of Suffolk, of the Senate; Messrs. Gracey of Salem, 
Cook of Weymouth, Cronin of Worcester, Milton of 
Waltham, Howe of Hubbardston, Snow of Marblehead 
and Morse of Marlborough, of the House. 

Manufactures. — Messrs. Palmer of Middlesex, Whee- 
lock of Worcester and Walker of Essex, of the Senate ; 
Messrs. Brooks of Springfield, Qua of Lowell, Gray of 
Walpole, Gardiner of Raynham, Lally of Milford, Porter 
of Brockton, Dodge of Wenham and Pillsbury of Boston, 
of the House. 

Mercantile Affairs. — Messrs. Crosby of Berkshire, 
Cook of Essex and Stevens of Norfolk, of the Senate ; 
Messrs. Bottum of Northampton, Mellen of Worcester, 
Barker of Maiden, Lane of Springfield, McEnaney of 
Boston, Lincoln of Wrentham, Adams of Quincy and 
Bigelow of Grafton, of the House. 

Military Affairs. — Messrs. Walker of Essex, Hathorne 
of Suffolk and E. J. Donovan of Suffolk, of the Senate; 
Messrs. Spring of Holliston, Martin of Lynn, Kemp of 
Cambridge, Oakman of Boston, Reed of Framingham, 
Dallinger of Cambridge, Harvey of Boston and McNary 
of Boston, of the House. 

Parishes and Religious Societies. — Messrs. Messinger 
of Bristol and Wheelock of Worcester, of the Senate; 
Messrs. Brooks of Hanover, Foote of Lee, Brooks of 
Ashby, Davis of Somerville, Gilman of Newton, Mc- 
Laughlin of Boston and Snow of Marblehead, of the 
House. 

Printing. — Messrs. Gunn of Suffolk and Hunt of 
Suffolk, of the Senate; Messrs. Shepard of Dan vers, Con- 
well of Provincetown, Macfarlane of Lynn, Mendall of 
Acushnet, Barnes of Chelsea, Eddy of Webster and 
Burke of Boston, of the House. 



TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1889. 23 

Prisons. — Messrs. Fassett of Berkshire and Hamp- 
shire and Gibson of Hampdeh, of the Senate; Messrs. 
Berry of Salem, Atherton of Saugus, Tompkins of New 
Bedford, Brady of Lowell, Hale of Taunton, Nichols of 
Gloucester and Eldredge of Chicopee, of the House. 

Public Charitable Institutions. — Messrs. Clark of 
Essex, Messinger of Bristol and Gunn of Suffolk, of the 
Senate; Messrs. Ferry of Springfield, Thayer of Ran- 
dolph, E. Sullivan of Boston, Blodgett of Templeton, 
Hutchinson of Lexington, McCooey of Blackstone, Bliss 
of Warren and Allen of Lowell, of the House. 

Public Health. — Messrs. Gleason of Plymouth and 
Baker of Franklin, of the Senate; Messrs. Miller of 
Needhain, Dearing of Braintree, Quinn of Boston, Pat- 
ridge of Upton, Sprout of Worcester, Brown of North 
Adams and Riley of Adams, of the House. 

Public Service. — Messrs. Parker of Worcester and 
O'Sullivan of Esbex, of the Senate; Messrs. Sohier of 
Beverly, Haseltine of Lawrence, Potter of Long- 
meadow, Bennett of Pepperell, Alden of Middleborough, 
Gillespie of Boston and Howard of Lawrence, of the 
House. 

Railroads. — Messrs. Pilsbury of Suffolk, Symonds of 
Essex, Stevens of Worcester and Hampshire and James 
Donovan of Suffolk, of the Senate; Messrs. Allen of Wo- 
barn, Gordon of New Bedford, McDonough of Boston, 
Kimball of Fitchburg, Raymond of Somerville, Wyman 
of Hyde Park, Taft of Gloucester, Coveney of Cambridge, 
Brown of Salem, Hanson of Lowell and Kimball of 
Northampton, of the House. 

Roads and Bridges. — Messrs. Cook of Bristol and 
Fisk of the Cape, of the Senate; Messrs. Dame of New- 
bury, Plaisted of Worcester, Slocum of Dartmouth, Davis 
of Gloucester, Stanley of Attleborough, Stover of Haver- 
hill and Farren of Boston, of the House. 

State House. — Messrs. Tucker of Norfolk and Gunn of 
Suffolk, of the Senate; Messrs. Kittredge of Boston, Fot- 
tler of Boston, Morison of Boston, Hildreth of Holyoke, 
Albree of Boston, Littlefield of Peabody and Eddy of 
Webster, of the House. 



24 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

Street Railways. — Messrs. Howe of Middlesex, 
Tucker of Norfolk and C6ok of Bristol, of the Senate; 
Messrs. Woodward of Wakefield, Shaw of Newburyport, 
Cannell of Everett, Witt of Boston, Desmond of Boston, 
Grant of Revere, Kennedy of Boston and Harrington of 
Hull, of the House. 

Taxation. — Messrs. Symonds of Essex and Evans of 
Middlesex, of the Senate; Messrs. Rowell of Methuen, 
Gilman of Newton, Packard of Conway, Pierce of Had- 
ley, Bowerman of Lanesborough, J. H. Sullivan of Bos- 
ton and McNary of Boston, of the House. 

Towns. — Messrs. Whitney of Worcester and Fisk of 

the Cape, of the Senate; Messrs. Smith of Leicester, 

. Cutler of Greenfield, Perry of Rehoboth, Greenwood of 

Ashland, Marchant of Edgartown, Riley of Adams and 

Atherton of Gill, of the House. 

Water Supply. — Messrs. Dwinell of Middlesex, Clark 
of Essex and E. J. Donovan of Suffolk, of the Senate ; 
Messrs. Pinkerton of Worcester, Thompson of Brockton, 
Merrill of Quincy, Pierce of Watertown, Russell of 
Somerville, Johnson of Haverhill, Kerapton of New 
Bedford and Murphy of Boston, of the House. 

Woman Suffrage. — Messrs. Kingsley of Middlesex and 
Pilsbury of Suffolk, of the Senate; Messrs. Brewster of 
Worthington, Gracey of Salem, Russell of Somerville, 
Keane of Holyoke, Bicknell of Boston, Brooks of Han- 
over and Cronin of Worcester, of the House. 

The Speaker announced the following as the joint 
special committee on Constitutional Amendments : — 



Joint Special Committee. 
joint special Constitutional Amendments. — Messrs. Gleason of 

committee. 

Plymouth, Clark of Essex and Metcalf of Hampden, of 
the Senate; Messrs. Kimball of Lynn, Sanger of Boston, 
Smith of Leicester, McEttrick of Boston, Barker of 
Maiden, Eldridge of Chatham, Russell of Douglas and 
Gould of Warren, of the House. 



TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1889. 25 

The Speaker appointed the followiug as 

Monitors of the House. 

First Divison.— Messrs. Gordon of New Bedford, ^Sil or80f,hc 
McDonough of Boston. 

Second Division. — Messrs. Merrill of Qnincy, Mellen 
of Worcester. 

Third Division. — Messrs. E. Sullivan of Boston, Gil- 
lespie of Boston. 

Fourth Division. — Messrs. Conant of Littleton, Brady 
of Lowell. 

Fifth Division. — Messrs. Carter of Lowell, Riley of 
Adams. 

Sixth Division. — Messrs. Gracey of Salem, McEttrick 
of Boston. 

Drawing of Seats. 

Under the rule, the House proceeded at once to the Drawing of 
drawing of seats. Messrs. McCall of Winchester, Wales seaU * 
of Attleborough and Kimball of Fitchburg were appointed 
a committee to supervise the same. 

The following-named gentlemen were severally allowed 
to select their seats before the drawing commenced : — 

Mr. Gilman of Newton, on motion of Mr. Slocum of 
Newton. 

Messrs. Slocum of Dartmouth and Marchant of Edgar- 
town, on motions of Mr. Gordon of New Bedford. 

Mr. Howland of Chelsea, on motion of Mr. Sanger of 
Cambridge. 

Mr. Gardiner of Raynham, on motion of Mr. Lovell of 
Boston. 

Mr. Brooks of Hanover, on motion of Mr. Gracey of 
Salem. 

Mr. Hale of Taunton, on motion of Mr. White of 
Taunton. 

Papers from the Senate. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the joint special com- Joint apodal 
mittee, who were instructed to prepare rules for the couUty lle ° on 
government of the two branches, be requested to consider ^n* 111 "- 
the expediency of providing for the appointment of a joint 
special committee on County Estimates. 



26 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Allerton Build- 
ing Company. 



Point of order. 



A Bill to incorporate the Allerton Building Company 
in Marblehead (introduced on leave in the Senate) came 
down referred to the committee on Mercantile Affairs, 
with instructions to hear the parties after such notice 
had been given as the committee may deem expedient. 
The bill was read. Mr. McDonough of Boston raised the 
point of order that the bill was obnoxious to Joint Rule 
11, for the reason that the legislation asked for should be 
based upon a petition. The Speaker declared the point 
well taken, and the bill was ruled out. 



Abolishment 
of capital 
punishment. 



Order. 

The order offered yesterday by Mr. Dubuque of Fall 
River and laid over, relative to the appointment of a joint 
select committee of five on the part of the House, with 
such a number as the Senate may join, to consider the 
expediency of abolishing capital punishment in this Com- 
monwealth, was withdrawn by that gentleman, there being 
no objection. 



On motion of Mr. Harris of East Bridgewater, at 
eighteen minutes past three o'clock, adjourned. 



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1889. 27 



Wednesday, Jauuary 9, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Member Qualified. 

Mr. Gilman of Newton, a member-elect, being present ^JJJ^ 
and ready to be qualified, Messrs. Gardiner of Raynham 
and Howland of Chelsea were appointed a committee, who 
conducted Mr. Gilman to the Council Chamber, and he 
having been qualified, report was made accordingly. 

Change in Committee. 

Mr. Marchant of Edgartown, at his request, was ex- change in 
cused from serving on the committee on Election Laws, cornmHtec - 
and Mr. Hutchinson of Lexington was appointed in his 
place. 

Statement of Estimates. 

A statement of estimates calling for appropriations for 
the several departments of the public service for the year 
1889 was received from the Auditor of Accounts, and 
was referred to the committee on Finance. 

r 

Reports, etc., Received. 

The following documents were received from the Secre- 
tary of the Commonwealth, and were severally referred 
as follows : — 

Report of the Librarian of the State Library for the state Library, 
year ending Sept. 30, 1888, and ninth annual supplement 
to the General Catalogue. To the committee on the 
Library. 

Fourth annual report of the Trustees of the West- we«tborough 
borough Insane Hospital for the year ending Sept. 30, InittneHo8pHa - 
1888. 

Forty-first annual report of the Trustees of the Massa- M«»»acbu»etu 
chusetts School for the Feeble-Mi nded at South Boston Feebie-Minded 
for the year ending Sept. 30, 1888. at south Bcton. 

Thirty-fifth annual report of the Trustees of the State state Farm at 
Farm at Bridgewater for the year ending Sept. 30, 1888. * eWftter - 



28 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



State Alms- 
house at 
Tewksbury. 



State Primary 
and Reform 
Schools. 



Dan vers Lu- 
natic Hospital. 

Northampton 
Lunatto Hospi- 
tal. 



Taunton Luna- 
tic Hospital. 



Worcester Lu- 
natic Hospital. 
Worcester In- 
sane Asylum. 



Thirty-fifth annual report of the Trustees of the State 
Almshouse at Tewksbury for the year ending Sept. 30, 
1888. 

Tenth annual report of the Trustees of the State Pri- 
mary and Reform Schools, with the annual reports of the 
Resident Officers, for the year ending Sept. 30, 1888. 

Eleventh annual report of the Trustees of the Danvers 
Lunatic Hospital for the year ending Sept. 30, 1888. 

Thirty-third annual report of the Trustees of the 
Northampton Lunatic Hospital for the year ending Sept. 
30, 1888. 

Thirty-fifth annual report of the Trustees of the 
Taunton Lunatic Hospital for the year ending Sept. 30, 
1888. 

Fifty-sixth annual report of the Trustees of the Worces- 
ter Lunatic Hospital, and eleventh annual report of the 
Trustees of the Worcester Insane Asylum, for the year 
ending Sept. 30, 1888. 

Severally to the committee on Public Charitable Insti- 
tutions. 

Reports Received. 

Annual report of the Commissioners of Prisons on the 
Massachusetts State Prison, with the annual report of the 
warden and other officers of the institution. To the com- 
mittee on Prisons. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

Forty-sixth Registration Report : — 

So much thereof as relates to libels for divorce was 
referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 

So much as relates to births, marriages and deaths, 
and returns of Medical Examiners, was referred to the 
committee on Public Health, and sent up for concurrence. 

Report of the Chief of the Massachusetts District Police 
for the year ending Dec. 31, 1888, including the inspec- 
tion department and the detective department.' 

Abstract of returns of sheriffs. 

Abstract of returns of registers of deeds. 

Severally to the committee on the Judiciary. 

taxes etc operty * Aggregates of polls, property, taxes, etc., as assessed 
May 1, 1888. To the committee on Finance. 



Commissioners 
of Prisons, — 
Massachusetts 
Bute Prison. 



Forty-sixth 

Registration 

Report. 



District Police. 



Returns of 
Sheriffs. 
Returns of 
Registers of 
Deeds. 



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1889. 29 



Petitions. 

A communication was received from the Secretary of 
the Commonwealth transmitting the following petitions 
received in his department, under the requirements of 
chapter 24 of the Acts of the year 1885. The communi- 
cation was read, and the petitions were severally referred 
as follows : — 

Petition of the city of Gloucester that the northwestern oioace»t«r. 
boundary line of said city may be established and defined. - 

Petition of the town of Pittsfield for an act constituting pitufleid. 
a city government in said town. 

Severally referred to the committee on Cities. 

Petition of Thomas H. Bacon and others for an act of SJJJ^.^,, 
incorporation as the Bass Biver Ship Canal Company. gJJJJ^JJg an 
Referred to the committee on Harbors and Public Lauds. * ompany * 

Petition of the Dedham Water Company for amendment ^J£joo m . 
of its charter authorizing it to furnish electric light and pany. 
power, and also for a change of name. Referred to the 
committee on Manufactures. 

Petition of the Brockton Agricultural Society for b rocktonAgri. 
authority to hold property in said city to an amount not ca ur * ely * 
exceeding fifty thousand dollars. Referred to the com- 
mittee on Mercantile Affairs. 

Petition of the New York and Boston Inland Railroad JJ^nYnuIod 
Company that the time in which said road may be built Railroad com. 
be extended to April 1, 1892. • pany * 

Petition of the Boston and Maine and Boston and Lowell 5o^ n i? D p 

• j*. n .,, Maine K. K., — 

Railroads for extension of time for excavating and filling PjJ^gg 1 ! 
flats on Mystic River and the erection of structures thereon. 

Petition of D. Eldredge and others for a highway cross- JJigbw«y ov « r 
ing over the Boston and Providence Railroad near Claren- FrowSSE**" 
don Hills. ZSSET 

Petition of the Boston and Albany Railroad for authority g^J^ and 
to increase its capital stock. Rauroad 

Petition of the Old Colony Railroad Company for oid colony 
authority to increase its capital stock. pan™* 

Petition of T. I. Smith and others for authority to con- Railroad 
struct and operate a railroad from some point on the New town/of North 
York and New England Railroad in North Attleborough #$£S£p 9 
through the towns of North Attleborough, Wrentham, ^2jJJ^* n * 1 
Norfolk and Walpole. 

Severally referred to the committee on Railroads. 



30 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

charifemont. Petition of L. B. Rice, by H. Winn, attorney, for the 

relief of the town of Charlemont from expense of repairs 

to certain highways. 
Bridge over the Petition of the County Commissioners of Hampden 
wve^etwlen County for additional legislation in relation to the con- 
somhHadleV. struction of the bridge over the Connecticut River 

between Holyoke and South Hadley. 

Severally referred to the committee on Roads and 

Bridges. 

Mayait Pneu- Petition of Lucy A. and John C. Mayall for an act of 
^ndTpan^u- incorporation as the Mayall Pneumatic Carriage and 
tion company. Transportation Company. 

RevnoidiT. Petition of Reynolds T. White for authority to build 

^uSfniiroSd maintain and operate an elevated railroad in the city of 

in Boston. Bo8ton. 

Boaton Elevated Petition of Frank A. Bartholomew and others for an 
P anyT liy m ~ act of incorporation as the Boston Elevated Railway Com- 
pany. 
— ^"ednSi* Potion of Frank E. Clarke and others for permission 
road e in Boston! to erect an elevated railroad one- half a mile in length, in 

Boston, for exhibition and other purposes. 
Re^re street Petition of the Revere Street Railway Company for 

Railway Com- - . J f J 

pany. leave to construct a railway upon private property. 

Mayan Elevated Petition of Lucy A. and John C. Mayall for an act of 

pany? m * incorporation as the Mayall Elevated Railroad Company, 

to be constructed and operated in Boston, 
chariea o. Petition of Charles C. Nichols for permission to build, 

Sevated ran- tnaintain and operate an elevated railroad in the city of 

road In Boston. fiostOU. 

R^w B a^com! et Petition of th <> East Side Street Railway Company 
pany of Brock- of Brockton for authority to lay and maintain tracks on 

Main Street in said city. 
RaiYwayc^m. 1 Petition of the Newton Street Railway Company for 
pany. authority to extend its tracks beyond the city of Newton. 

Severally referred to the committee on Street Railways. 

Division of Petition of C. M. Barrett and others for a division of 

Medioru,— In- t. /• ir i^* i i i • • i* 

corporation of the town of Mediord and the incorporation of a new town 

the town of <■ . L i* t> 1 

Brooks. by the name of Brooks. 

Division of Bev- Petition of D. W. Hardy and others for a division of 

ratfon^f n Bev^°" the town of Beverly and the incorporation of a new town 

erly Farm.. tQ be ^j^ Beyerly Farms. 

wenbamand Petition of George H. Wyatt and others that a part 
Beverly. of the town of Wenham and a part of the town of Bev- 

erly be incorporated as the town of Beverly Farms. 



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1889. 31 

Pelition of Warren G. Fay and others to have the incorporation 
easterly part of the town of Brookfield set off and incor- iLJiKt* 
porated as the town of East Brookfield. fl8ld - 

Petition of Andrew McCabe and others that a portion Annexation or 
of Randolph and Holbrook be set off and annexed to the Ea^do'ipV/nd 

tnwn of A vnn Holbrook to the 

town oi -a. von. town of Avon# 

Petition of William A. Alexander and others that a Annexation of 
portion of the town of Watertown be annexed to the city townofwierf 

nf Nawlrm town *° tbe 0, ty 

„ VT of Newton. 

Petition of Martin Lincoln and others that so much of Annexation of • 
their estates as lie in Scituate may be annexed to Cohasset. £ Oohaaae?.** 
Severally referred to the committee on Towns. 

Petition of the fire district of Pittsfield for authority to Fire District of 
take water from various ponds in the towns of Pittsfield Pitufleld - 
and Washington. 

Petition of the North Adams Fire District for authority water supply 
to take water from Broad Brook in Williamstown for the Adama'sire 
purpose of supplying said district and the inhabitants of 2wn i of andUl8 
the town of Williamstown with water. wiuiamatown. 

Petition of Charles H. Willis and others for an act water auppiy 
of incorporation for the purpose of supplying the town of stockbridje. 
Stockbridge with water. 

Petition of the town of Avon for authority to purchase water auppiy 
a supply of water from the towns of Randolph and Hoi- a™! lown of 
brook. 

Petition of the selectmen and water commissioners of ^■j^gg^ 
Marblehead for authority to take land and water rights 
from within the limits of the city of Salem. 

Petition of the town of Reading for authority to intro- water auppiy 
duce a supply of water from within the limits of said town, SSiSiSjf wn of 
or by contract with the Wakefield Water Company. 

Petition of the Revere Water Company for authority to Revere water 
take water from the Saugus Valley between North Saugus 0om ^ an ^' 
and Wakefield. 

Petition of the Revere Water Company for authority to ibid. 
take water from driven wells in the town of Saugus. 

Severally referred to the committee on Water Supply. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Richards of Lynn, petition of Lydia M. War- Houae of deten- 
ner for the enforcement of the law for the establishment in the°cUy of en 
of a house of detention for women in the city of Boston. Bo8ton - 
Referred to the committee on Cities. 



32 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Women on 
school com- 
mittee*. 



New Bedford 
Real Estate 
Association. 



Yorlck Club. 



Union Develop- 
ment and Im- 
provement Co. 



Nantasket If. 
E, Church. 



Alice Cook. 



Northampton 
Street Hallway 
Company. 



Mack Elevated 
Hallway. 



Additional 
water supply for 
North Adams. 



WIIHamfttown 
Water Com- 
pany,— 
WilliHmstown 
Aqueduct Com- 
pany. 



By Mr. Barker of Maiden, petition of the National 
Women Suffrage Association of Massachusetts for legis- 
lation providing that one-third of the members of school 
committees in cities and towns shall be women. Re- 
ferred to the committee on Education. 

By Mr. Rugg of New Bedford, petition of J. Arthur 
Beauvais and others for an act of incorporation as the 
New Bedford Real Estate Association. 

By Mr. Qua of Lowell, petition of George R. Richard- 
son and others for an act to incorporate the Yorick Club. 

By Mr. Atwood of Boston, petition of G. W. Tucker 
and others for an act of incorporation as the Union De- 
velopment and Improvement Company. 

Severally referred to the committee on Mercantile 
Affairs. 

By Mr. Harrington of Hull, petition of the trustees and 
members of the Nantasket Methodist Episcopal Church 
for an act of incorporation as the Nantasket Methodist 
Episcopal Church Society of Cohasset. Referred to the 
committee on Parishes and Religious Societies. 

By Mr. Eldridge of Bourne, memorial of Alice Cook, 
and a petition in aid of the same, for compensation for the 
care of five insane paupers. Referred to the committee 
on Public Charitable Institutions. 

By Mr. Bottum of Northampton, petition of the North- 
ampton Street Railway Company for an amendment of its 
charter. 

By Mr. Sanger of Cambridge, petition of William B. 
Mack and others for an act of incorporation for the pur- 
pose of building and maintaining an elevated railroad upon 
the Mack system, so called. 

Severally referred to the committee on Street Railways. 

By Mr. Brown of North Adams, petition of S. Proctor 
Thayer and others for legislation to authorize the town of 
North Adams to make an additional water loan in aid of 
the North Adams Fire District, for the purpose of obtain- 
ing an additional water supply. 

By the same gentleman, petition of the Williamstown 
Water Company for authority to take and hold, by pur- 
chase or otherwise, the franchise and property of the 
Williamstown Aqueduct Company. 

Severally referred to the committee on Water Supply. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1889. 33 

By Mr. Sanger of Cambridge, petition of Charles chariee Wright 
Wright and Moses G. Howe, that the Treasurer of the Howe. ose " 
Commonwealth be authorized to pay them, from the 
Treasury of the Commonwealth, a certain sum of money 
due them out of the proceeds of the estate of the late 
Joseph Martin. Referred to the committee on Finance. 

By Mr. Means of Boston, petition of George H. Bond S™^ u e r ? c ' 
for the seat now held by John H. Crowley as Represen- gJ°{5£J^ 
tative from the 14th Suffolk Representative District, and District. 
for a recount of ballots cast for representative ip said 
district. Referred to the committee on Elections. 

Orders. 

On motion of Mr. Hayes of Lynn, — 

Ordered, That the joint special committee on Consti- SSSSSSii 
tutional Amendments consider the expediency of such for i ^"f eof 
legislation as shall prevent the disfranchisement of any 
legal voter in the Commonwealth because of change of 
residence from one town or city to another therein during 
the six months next preceding an election. 

On motion of Mr. Ward well of Haverhill, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Mercantile Affairs Delivery and 
consider the expediency of legislation to secure greater oFSegraphtc 
care in the delivery and transmission of telegraphic meMage *- 
messages. 

On motion of Mr. Bottum of Northampton, 

Ordered, That the committee on Public Charitable care of insane 

...... ., , . , and inebrlatef . 

Institutions consider what changes are necessary or ex- 
pedient in the laws relating to the care of the insane and 
inebriates. 

On motion of Mr. Carpenter of Brookline, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Public Service con- Salaries in the 
sider the expediency of revising the salaries in the Department. 
Insurance Department. 

Severally, sent up for concurrence. 

On motion of Mr. Qua of Lowell, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Report* of 
the expediency of so amending section two of chapter two nographer. for 
hundred and ninety-one of the Acts of the year 1885 as £urt! perior 
to make it obligatory on the stenographer to report civil 
cases only when requested thereto by counsel employed 
in the case or by the presiding justice. 



34 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Practice of 
medicine. 



On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of regulating by law the practice of 
medicine in this Commonwealth, so as to prevent, so far 
as may be, imposition upon the public by ignorant pre- 
tenders to medical or surgical skill. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered^ That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of so amending the Statutes as to allow 
plaintiffs and defendants in civil actions a larger number of 
peremptory challenges of jurors. 

On motion of Mr. Carpenter of Brookline, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 

the expediency of legislation providing more humane 

methods in the execution of criminals. 

On motion of Mr. Dubuque of Fall River, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of amending or repealing section seven of 
chapter three hundred and forty-eight of the Acts of the 
year 1888, or any part thereof, so as to provide that if a 
minor attends the evening schools he may have a certifi- 
cate of employment notwithstanding his failure to attend 
school since reaching the age of thirteen. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 
ca b ?ua hl uniih . f Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
mem. the expediency of abolishing capital punishment in this 

Commonwealth. 



Peremptory 
challenges of 
Juror*. 



Execution of 
criminal!, — 
capital 
punishment. 



Certificate of 
employment for 
attendants of 
evening schools. 



Attendance of 
court stenog- 
raphers in 
criminal cases. 



Additional 
terms of the 
probate court 
for the county 
of Middlesex. 



On motion of Mr. Paige of Amherst, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of changing the law relative to official 
stenographers so that they shall attend all trials of 
criminal cases, be paid an additional per diem allowance, 
together with their actual expenses necessarily incurred 
while in attendance, as the case may be, and such other 
changes as may be deemed expedient. 

On motion of Mr. Qua of Lowell, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insol- 
vency consider the expediency of providing by law for 
the holding of additional terms of the Probate Court for 
the county of Middlesex, at Lowell, in said county. 



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1889. 35 



Papers from the Senate. 
Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Agri- oleomargarine, 
culture consider the expediency of further regulating the 
manufacture and sale of oleomargarine and imitation but- 
ter. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the Resolve providing conaumuonai 
for an amendment to the Constitution forbidding the S^tiDg 
manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors as a bev- ll * non - 
erage, be taken from the files of last year and referred to 
the joint special committee on Constitutional Amend- 
ments. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the joint special commit- j^m&rs°of the 
tee on Constitutional Amendments consider the expe- General court, 
diency of an amendment to the Constitution fixing therein 
the salaries of members of the General Court. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the joint special commit- J^JjJ^f of 
tee on Constitutional Amendments consider the expe- General conn, 
diency of providing for a limit to sessions of the General 
Court. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Elec- Election day a 
tion Laws consider the expediency of such legislation as logal ° ay ' 
will make a legal holi4ay any day when any national or 
state election is held in this Commonwealth. 

A message was received from the Senate requesting Aiierton Buiid- 
the return to that branch of the bill to incorporate the iSLbiebead. 7 
Aiierton Building Company in Marblehead. 

The House acceded to the request, and Mr. Sohier of 
Beverly was appointed a committee charged with the duty 
to return the bill. 

Subsequently the bill came down from the Senate with 
the endorsement " 11th Joint Kule suspended, sent down 
for concurrence in the suspension of the rule and the 
reference to the committee with instructions." The House 
concurred, on motion of Mr. Sohier of Beverly, and the 
bill was returned to the Senate endorsed accordingly. 

The following petitions were referred in concurrence : — 
Petition of the State Grange of Massachusetts for the oleomargarine. 
enactment of further legislation in relation to the manu- 
facture and sale of oleomargarine, butterine, imitation 
butter, and like compounds. To the committee on 
Agriculture. 



36 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



SK^SS?;^ Petition of the board of aldermen of the city of Boston 

Consolidation of *• • i • 1 i • i i»i>*_ 

SST^e Ut cu " * mayor of said city be authorized to consolidate 

menuinVone into one department such of the executive departments of 

department. fKfl -§ . fiy „ MTar ^ vnani . QO ^ mo „ An^wn a/lvioahl* *tn To 



Lenox Club. 



Magnolia Im- 
provement 
Company. 



Brain tree 
Water Com- 
pany. 



Ibid. 



the city government as he may deem advisable,. etc. 
the committee on Cities. 

Petition of the Lenox Club of Lenox for an increase of 
its capital stock. 

Petition of Charles P. Coffin and others for an amend- 
ment to the charter of the Magnolia Improvement Com- 
pany. 

Severally to the committee on Mercantile Affairs. 

Petition of R. F. Randall and others that neither the 
Braiutree Water Supply Company nor the town of Brain- 
tree shall be liable for the taking of water, under, and by 
virtue of, an Act of the Legislature of 1886, to any per- 
sons or corporations for the purposes named in this act. 

Petition of Benjamin F. Dyer and 450 others, residents 
of Braintree, for an act confirming the right of the.Brain- 
tree Water Supply Company to take water from its " fil- 
ter gallery," and for other legislation. 

Severally to the committee on Water Supply. 



On motion of Mr. Henry of Fall River, at nineteen 
minutes before three o'clock, adjourned. 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 1889. 37 



Thursday, January 10, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Repoft Received. 

The Fifth Annual Report of the Civil Service Commis- S2wSS3S«r*. 
sioners of Massachusetts was received, and was laid on 
the table and ordered to be printed. 

Changes in Committees. 

Mr. Wilcox of Pittsfield, at his request, was excused S££2? ,noom " 
from serving on the committee on Bills in the Third 
Beading, and Mr. Sanger of Boston was appointed in his 
place. 

Mr. Keane of Holyoke, at his request, was excused 
from serving on the committee on Woman Suffrage, and 
Mr. Rogers of West Newbury was appointed in his place. 

Petitions. 

By Mr. Henry of Fall River, petition of the city of Fall ^^J'tbl 
River for legislation to enable said city to appoint a Board grjf Fail 
of Registrars of Voters which shall not include the city 
clerk. Referred to the committee on Cities. 

By Mr. Slocum of Newton, petition of the New Eng- NewBngiand 
land Shoe and Leather Association for an amendment of Leather asm. 
its charter. Referred to the committee on Mercantile c!atlofi - 
Affairs. 

By Mr. Oakman of Boston, petition of Michael O'Neill Michael o'Neiii. 
that he may be made eligible to receive State aid. Re- 
ferred to the committee on Military Affairs. 

By Mr. Sohier of Beverly, petition of the Trustees of ffiJ5?cho5fSf 
the Episcopal Theological School of Cambridge for an Cambridge, 
amendment of its charter. Referred to the committee on 
Parishes and Religious Societies. 

By Mr. Spring of Holliston, petition of Willis A. gggjjfg; 
Kingsbury, justice of the First District Court of Southern Fim Dutrict 

TLPJJl i • r i Court of South- 

Middlesex, for an increase of salary. em Middlesex. 

By Mr. Rugg of New Bedford, petition of the clerk of ^gy^lS* 

the Third District Court of Bristol for an increase of «■£*•{ &>** 

i of Bristol. 

salary. 



38 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Salary of the 
Treasurer of 
Bristol County. 



Maintenance of 
oertain bridges 
by the Common- 
wealth. 



George L. 
Wentworth. 



Westborough 
Insane Hospital, 



By Mr. White of Taunton, petition of George F. Pratt, 
Treasurer of Bristol County, for an increase of salary. 
Severally to the committee on Public Service. 

By Mr. Rogers of West Newbury, petition of Eben P. 
Stanwood and others for such legislation a9 will place the 
debt and the cost of maintaining certain bridges upon the 
Commonwealth or upon the counties wherein sijch bridges 
are located. Referred to the committee on Roads and 
Bridges. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Cook of Weymouth, petition of George L. 
Wentworth for legislation to confirm certain acts done 
by him as a justice of the peace. Referred to the com- 
mittee on the Judiciary. 

By Mr. Lovell of Boston, petition of the trustees of the 
Westborough Insane Hospital for an appropriation for 
said institution. Referred to the committee on Finance. 



Abolition of the 
poll tax as a pre- 
requisite for 
voting. 



Statue In Doric 
Hall. 



Orders. 

On motion of Mr. McDonough of Boston, — 
Ordered, That the joint special committee on Consti- 
tutional Amendments consider the expediency of amend- 
ing the Constitution of the Commonwealth so as to abolish 
the requirement of the payment of a tax as a qualification 
for voting. 

On motion of Mr. Sohier of Beverly, — 
Ordered^ That the committee on Library consider the 
expediency of changing the name of the bust in the alcove 
on the eastern side of Doric Hall, from Samuel Adams to 
George Washington, should they upon inquiry decide that 
it was originally intended for a likeness of the latter per- 
sonage. 

On motion of Mr. Carpenter of Brookline, — 
Ordered^ That the committee on the Liquor Law con- 
sider the expediency of providing that places where in- 
toxicating liquor is sold shall be closed on Labor Day. 

On motion of Mr. Blodgett of Templeton, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Public Charitable 
muted to Tnaane Institutions consider the expediency of so amending: 

asvlums 

chapter 148 of the Acts of the year 1883 as to provide 
that criminals committed to insane asylums under the 
provisions of that act shall be supported by the Common- 



sale of liquor 
on Labor Day, 



_ _ ort of 
criminals com 



THUKSDAY, JANUARY 10, 1889. 39 

wealth whether the asylum wherein said criminal is con- 
fined is a State lunatic hospital or some other public insti- 
tution controlled by the Commonwealth. 

On motion of Mr. Morison of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on State House consider state House,— 
the expediency of amending chapter 92 of the Resolves of m 6 odutoM°for 
the year 1888 relative to authorizing the Governor and JtfijSti? 6 " 
Council to devise and report a plan for the better accom- 
modation of the State Departments in the city of Boston, 
so as to extend the time for the presentation of plans ; 
and also of increasing the appropriation therein made and 
of enlarging the authority and discretion now given by 
said resolve to the Governor and Council. 

Severally 'sent up for concurrence. 

On motion of Mr. Crowell of Dennis, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider celebration of 
the expediency of so amending section 11 of chapter 27 2w!«mln!» 
of the Public Statutes as to permit towns to raise money JJJJJ^JJJoJ 11 ;,- 
for the purpose of celebrating the quarter-millennial anni- town »- 
versary of their incorporation. 

On motion of Mr. Richards of Lynn, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insolvency Administration 
consider the expediency of so amending section 4 of chap- twen^elnf.' 
ter 130 of the Public Statutes that administration may be 
taken on the estate of a testator or intestate after twenty 
years from his decease. 

On motion of Mr. Sanger of Cambridge, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insolvency Manner of aery- 
consider the expediency of so amending chapter 290 of the aJfpSailfrom 
Acts of the year 1888 as to make more certain the manner Pr °t>»* oouru. 
in which notices of appeals shall be served. 

On motion of Mr. Wales of Attleborough, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Finance have authority Appropriation 
to report from time to time such appropriation bills as the b " ,B * 
exigencies of the public service may require, and to employ 
such clerical assistance as may be necessary. 

Taken from the Table. 

On motions of Mr. Rugg of New Bedford, the 

Report of the committee on Foreign Affairs of the Con- permanent e*. 
gre88 of the United States in relation to the proposed per- ^hVel°Amerioa« 
manent exposition at Washington ; and at WMhin « ton - 



40 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Counting of bal- 
lots before the 
clone of the 
polls. 



brauon n o? l th2 le " Sundry documents relating to the celebration, on the 
GSoTe r wa!h? f ^^ °^ April next > m the city of New York, of the one 
ington as Preei- hundredth anniversary of the inauguration of George 
united states. Washington as President of the United States, 

Were severally taken from the table and referred to the 
committee on Federal Relations and sent up for concur- 
rence. 

Papers from the Senate. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Elec- 
tion Laws consider the expediency of amending section 
16, chapter 299 of the Acts of the year 1884 so that 
precinct officers may be allowed to open the ballot-box 
and count the votes after one o'clock p.m. on the day of 
election. 

^^leauTuie Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Ex- 
htndsouhe e penditures examine into the condition of the securities in 
Treasurer. ^ e ^ands Q f ^ Treasurer and Receiver-General, and 

witness the transfer of the same to the Treasurer and 

Receiver-General elect. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Public 
Service consider the expediency of increasing the salary 
of the Secretary of the Civil Service Commission. 

A Resolve providing for an amendment to the Consti- 
tution forbidding the manufacture and sale of intoxicating 
liquors as a beverage (taken from the Senate files of last 
year) was referred, in concurrence, to the joint special 
committee on Constitutional Amendments. 

petitions were referred, in concur- 



Salary of Secre- 
tary of the Civil 
Service Com- 
mission. 



Amendment to 
the Constitu- 
tion,— intoxi- 
cating liquors. 



following 



Bute Board of 
Lunacy and 
Charity. 



Marlborough 
Police Court. 



Boston and 
Albany Rail- 
road. 



The 
rence : — 
Petition of F 



B. Sanborn for an investigation of certain 



acts of the State Board of Lunacy and Charity. To the 
committee on Public Charitable Institutions. 

Petition of James F. J. Otterson, Clerk of the Police 
Court of Marlborough, for an increase of salary. To the 
committee on Public Service. 

Petition of the city of Cambridge for an act requiring 
the Boston and Albany Railroad Company to cease the 
carriage of freight to East Boston, on its branch tracks 
through said city, on and after January first, in the year 
eighteen hundred and ninety-one. To the committee on 
Railroads. 



On motion of Mr. Blume of Boston, at seventeen min- 
utes past two o'clock, adjourned. 



FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1889. 41 



Friday, January 11, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Report Received. 

The annual report of the Board of Commissioners of S?B$"£ ners 
Savings Banks was received and was referred to the com- Banka - 
mittee on Banks and Banking and sent up for concur- 
rence. 

Petitions Presented. 

By Mr, Bottum of Northampton, petition of the Trustees MaM«chu«*u 
of the Massachusetts Agricultural College for an additional Goii^. tar * 
yearly appropriation for said college. Referred to the 
committee on Agriculture. 

By Mr. Gracey of Salem, petition of the Woman's constitutional 
Christian Temperance Union in favor of the submission fmoxicTung - 
of an amendment to the constitution of the State in regard li * uon - 
to the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors. Re- 
ferred to the joint special committee on Constitutional 
Amendments. 

By Mr. Pike of Topsfield, petition of the trustees of S ) "} 1 r > S. rlBb ln 
the Ministerial Fund of the First Parish in Boxford for 
authority to make loans of said fund outside of the Com- 
monwealth. Referred to the committee on Parishes and 
Religious Societies. 

By Mr. Sohier of Beverly, petition of the trustees of ^J l B* D yf ch001 
the State Primary and Reform Schools for increased ac- 
commodation at the Lyman School for Boys. Referred 
to the committee on Public Charitable Institutions. 

By Mr. Lovell of Boston, petition of Florence W. JSST W - 
Adams of Everett for such legislation as will enable her 
to receive remuneration during disability caused by over- 
work in the office of the State Commissioners for com- 
piling the laws of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. 

By Mr. Tripp of Boston, petition of J. M. F. Howard fg£?$£? 
and others that the salary of the clerk of the Municipal JJ^ 01 ^^ 00 ' 1 
Court of the West Roxbury District may be increased. Roximry 

Severally referred to the committee on Public Service, Dtotrlct ' 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 



42 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Abolition of the 
common council 
In cities of . 
150,000 popula- 
tion or more. 



Separate ballot- 
boxes for 
women voters. 



Enlistments In 
the militia. 



Orders. 

On motion of Mr. McCall of Winchester, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Cities consider the 
expediency of legislation abolishing the Common Councils 
in all cities having a population of 150,000 or over and 
providing a scheme of government for such cities by a 
mayor and a single legislative chamber. 

On motion of Mr. Bicknell of Boston, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Election Laws con- 
sider the expediency of amending chapter 436 of the Acts 
of the year 1888 with reference to the use of separate 
ballot-boxes for women voting for school committees. 

On motion of Mr. Kemp of Cambridge, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Military Affairs con- 
sider the expediency of further legislation concerning 
enlistments in the militia, and whether any changes are 
necessary in chapter 411 of the Acts of the year 1887 
concerning the militia. 

On motion of Mr. Shepard of Danvers, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Printing be instructed 
to investigate the work of the commission appointed 
under authority of chapter 43 of the resolves of the year 
1865, to prepare for publication the Statutes and Laws of 
the Province and State of Massachusetts Bay, and report 
to the House the progress of said work; the probable 
further time required for completion of the same ; the 
probable further cost thereof, and whether any legislation 
is necessary or expedient in relation thereto. 

On motion of Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, — 
Foar r tin 0f ** Ordered, That the committee on Public Service con- 

Assistant ci*rk sider the expediency of establishing the tenure and com- 
Court, luffJik' pensation of the fourth assistant clerk of the Superior 
county. Court for civil business in the county of Suffolk. 

On motion of Mr. Barnes of Chelsea, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Public Service con- 
sider the expediencj' of legislation providing for extra 
clerical assistance for the Police Court of Chelsea. 

On motion of Mr. Conant of Littleton, — 
Railroad ^ Ordered, That the committee on Railroads consider the 
muea^eVckets. expediency of such legislation as may be necessary to 
compel any railroad corporation in this Commonwealth to 



Preparation and 
publication of 
the provincial 
laws. 



Clerk of the 
Chelsea Police 
Court. 



FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1889. 43 

accept in payment of fare on its road a mileage ticket 
issued by any other railroad corporation in this Common- 
wealth, and to compel all such corporations to sell mileage 
tickets at a uniform rate. 

On motion of Mr. Pratt of Abington, — 

Ordered* That the committee on Water Supply con- aighuoftowna 
sider the expediency of giving to towns that now or may v£t£nS™ ot 
hereafter take water from great ponds for domestic, fire 
and other purposes, the same rights in the waters of said 
ponds as the Commonwealth now has. 

On motion of Mr. Gracey of Salem, — 

Ordered, That the Secretary of the Commonwealth be Betuma of votes 
requested to forward a statement, in print, showing the JSSition." 900 ' 
result of the returns made under section 5 of chapter 100 
of the Public Statutes, relating to the vote upon granting 
licenses for the sale of intoxicating liquors in the several 
cities and towns, together with a statement of the number 
of licenses of each class issued, and the amount received 
for the same by classes, and the number revoked. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

The following order, offered by Mr. Mellen of Worces- 
ter, was, at the request of Mr. Pinkerton of Worcester, 
laid over until Monday, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Public Service con- salary of 
sider the expediency of increasing the salary of the Accounu. 
Auditor of Accounts. 

On motion of Mr. McDonough of Fall River, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary con- Baiicommis. 
sider the expediency of amending existing laws in regard 8loner *' 
to bail commissioners, to require that they may be ap- 
pointed by the Governor and Council, and to regulate the 
number of such officers in the several counties, and their 
fees. 

On motion of Mr. Pratt of Abington, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Terms of the 



Criminal Court 



the expediency of providing for additional terms or times f Norfolk 
for the trial of criminal causes in the county of Norfolk. Connt J- 

On motion of Mr. Sanger of Cambridge, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider corporation*,- 
the expediency of repealing chapter 229 of the Acts of itS!*. 6 ™ 
the year 1884 relating to the transfer of stock in corpora- 
tions, and providing by law that such transfers shall be 
recorded within a time limited. 



44 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

On motion of Mr. Harris of East Bridgewater, — 
™™f n <SSe« Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 

°JJ[ 7jJfi5"" the expediency of providing by law that, in any action 
ferioroouna hereafter brought, of which the Superior Court and an 

have concurrent • - . , ° • , , . 4 . ,. ,. .« 

jurisdiction. inferior court now have concurrent jurisdiction, the same 
shall be brought in such inferior court, unless the plain- 
tiff or his attorney declares on oath that he really believes 
that the plaintiff is entitled to recover, as damages alone, 
the sum of one hundred dollars. 

Also that no judge of such inferior court, and no trial 
justice, shall commence any action in the Superior Court 
that may by law be returnable to such inferior court, or 
before such trial justice. 

On motion of Mr. Qua of Lowell, — 
powers and Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insol- 

ProbauoourL. vency consider the expediency of extending the pro- 
visions of section 4 of chapter 156 of the Public Statutes, 
concerning the jurisdiction of probate courts, to cases 
where the death of a person is involved; and of such 
other legislation as may be necessary concerning the 
administration of estates, and the powers and jurisdic- 
tion of probate courts. 

On motion of Mr. McDonough of Fall River, — 

senior* of Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insol- 

^the^verai 1 * venc y consider the expediency of further legislation in 

counties. regard to probate courts so that more frequent sessions 

may be had in the several counties, and that citations may 

be made returnable at any of such sessions whenever and 

wherever held. 

On motion of Mr. Smith of Leicester, — 
p?obateoiirt e Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insol- 
for the county vency consider the expediency of amending the Public 
Statutes relative to holding additional sessions of the 
Probate Court for the county of Worcester. 

On motion of Mr. Sanger of Cambridge, — 
Accounts of Ordered, Th;it the committee on Probate and Insol- 

guardians, true- • i j 1 i • n ■ •■ ■ « i *• ■ 

tees, etc. vency consider the expediency of providing by law for the 

annual filing and auditing of the accounts of guardians, 
trustees, etc., in the various probate courts of the Com- 
monwealth. 

On motion of Mr. Barker of Maiden, — 
uLuedsutes Ordered, That Tuesday next, January 15, at half-past 

senator. j wo ' c i oc k P M#j be assigned for the choice (on the part 



FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1889, 45 

of the House) of a senator to represent the Cominonr 
wealth of Massachusetts in the Congress of the United 
States. 

On motion of Mr. McCall of Winchester, — 

Ordered, That when the House adjourns on Friday of ^ r sXrd n ay«. 
each week, it be to meet on the following Monday at two 
o'clock P.M. 

Taken from the Files of Last Year. 

On motion of Mr, Woodward of Wakefield, the peti- f^Sa."* 
tion of William Montgomery and others for the annexa- 
tion of a part of Stoneham to the town of Wakefield, 
was taken from the files of last year and referred to the 
committee on Towns and sent up for concurrence. 

Papers from the Senate. 

Ordered^ In concurrence, that the committee on Federal »•»<*■• ™» nd - 
Relations consider the expediency of transferring jurisdic- 
tion over part of Gallop's Island in Boston Harbor from 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to the United States 
Government. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on the Transportation 
Liquor Law consider the expediency of still further regu- ° quor " 
lating the transportation of liquor. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Prisons Dipsomaniacs. 
consider the expediency of providing separate quarters 
and separate or distinct treatment for dipsomaniacs, 
whether sentenced to the penal institutions or confined in 
the State asylums. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Prisons state Prison for 
consider the expediency of converting the strong wing of Women * 
the Woman's Prison at Sherborn into a State Prison for 
Women convicted of serious offences. 

The following order was considered : — 

Ordered) That the committee on Prisons be authorized SEEli* 600 
to visit such places as they may deem necessary in the 
discharge of their duties. 

Mr. McCall of Winchester moved to amend by insert- 
ing after the word ''places" the words "within the limits 
of the Commonwealth." The amendment was adopted, 
and the order, as amended, was adopted in concurrence, 
and seat up for concurrence in the amendment. 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Committee on 
Railroads. 



Committee on 
Street Rail- 
ways. 



The following order was considered : — 

Ordered^ That the committee on Railroads be authorized 
to visit such places as they may deem necessary in the 
discharge of their duties. 

Mr. Sanger of Cambridge moved to amend by inserting 
after the word " places " the words " within the limits of 
the Commonwealth." The amendment was adopted and 
the order, as amended, was adopted in concurrence, and 
sent up for concurrence in the amendment. 

The following order was considered : — 

Ordered^ That the committee on Street Railways be 
authorized to visit such places as they may deem necessary 
in the discharge of their duties. 

Mr. Qua of Lowell moved to amend by inserting after 
the word " places" the words " within the limits of the 
Commonwealth." The amendment was adopted and the 
order, as amended, was adopted in concurrence, and sent 
up for concurrence in the amendment. 

The following petitions were referred, in concurrence : — 
Luey c.Morse. Petition of Lucy C. Morse for State aid. To the com- 
mittee on Military Affairs. 

Petition of Lemira C. Pennell for an investigation of 
the acts of certain State officials. To the committee on 
Public Charitable Institutions. 

Petition of the Providence and Worcester Railroad 
Company for authority to lease its roads, property and 
franchises to the New York, Providence and Boston Rail- 
road Company. To the committee on Railroads. 

Petition of George F. Day and others, on behalf of the 
Uxbridge Water Company, praying for an amendment of 
their charter granted by chapter 76 of the Acts of the year 
1881. To the committee on Water Supply, 



Lemira O. Pen- 
nell. 



Providence and 
Worcester Rail- 
road Company. 



Uxbridge Water 
Company. 



A^proprl, 



Ibid. 



ation 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Wales of Attleborough, from the committee on 
Finance, on a order relative to appropriation bills, a Bill 
making appropriations for the maintenance of the govern- 
ment for the present year. 

By Mr. Bennett of Springfield, from the same com- 
mittee, on an order relative to appropriation bills, a Bill 
making appropriations for the compensation and mileage 
of the members of the Legislature, for the compensation 
of officers thereof, and for expenses in connection there- 
with. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 



FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1889. 47 

By Mr, Lovell of Boston, from the committee on we«tborough 
Finance, on a petition, a Bill making an appropriation to P ?ui? e °"~ 
provide for deficiencies in current expenses at the West- 
borough Insane Hospital for the year 1888. Read, and 
on motion of Mr. Lovell, the rules were suspended and 
the bill was read a second and third time and was passed 
to be engrossed and sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Kittredge of Boston, from the committee on the punafortbe 
State House, on an order, a Resolve providing for plans modatio^o^the 
for the better accommodation of the State government in mJSl 00 ™" 1 " 
the city of Boston. Read and referred, under the rule, 
to the committee on Finance. 



On motion of Mr. Gardiner of Raynham, at twenty-one 
minutes before three o'clock, adjourned until Monday at 
two o'clock P.M. 



48 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Monday, January 14, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 



Massachusetts 
Reformatory. 



Commissioners 
of Prisons,— 
Reformatory 
PrlaoD for Wo- 



Bute Board of 
Lunacy and 
Charity. 



Reports Received. 

The following reports were received from the Secretary 
of the Commonwealth, and were referred as follows : — 

Fourth Annual Report of the Massachusetts Reforma- 
tory, containing the report of the Commissioners and the 
reports of the Superintendent and other officers for the 
year ending Sept. 30, 1888. 

Eleventh Annual Report of the Commissioners of 
Prisons on the Reformatory Prison for Women, with the 
annual reports of the Superintendent and other officers. 

Severally referred to the committee on Prisons. 

Tenth Annual Report of the State Board of Lunacy 
and Charity. To the committee on Public Charitable In- 
stitutions. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 



Hoaae of Deten- 
tion for Women 
In the city of 
Boston,— Police 
Matrons. 



New Public Li- 
brary for the 
City of Boston. 



New England 
Conservatory of 
Music. 



Woodcock, 
quail and par- 
tridge. 



Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Bicknell of Boston, petition of the Massachu- 
setts Woman's Christian Temperance Union for legislation 
to require the Board of Police of the city of Boston to 
establish a house of detention for women in said city, and 
for further legislation relative to police matrons and the 
custody of women under arrest. 

By Mr. Sohier of Beverly, petition of R. M. Morse, 
Jr., and 18 others, for an act to authorize the city of Bos- 
ton to complete the new Public Library and borrow the 
necessary money. 

Severally referred to the committee on Cities. 

By Mr. Bicknell of Boston, petition of the New Eng- 
land Conservatory of Music for aid from the Common- 
wealth. Referred to the committee on Education. 

By Mr. Bottum of Northampton, petition of John 
Maher and others for such legislation as will allow the 
taking and killing of woodcock from September 15 to 
January 1, and quail and partridge from October 1 to 



MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 1889. 49 

January 1. Referred to the committee on Fisheries and 
Game. 

By Mr. Preble of Boston, petition of John L. Potter wooden jtmct. 
and others for permission to erect a wooden structure pSnTcbannei. 
over the waters of Fort Point channel. Referred to the 
committee on Harbors and Public Lands, with instruc- 
tions to hear the parties, after such notice has been given 
as the committee shall direct. 

By Mr. Snow of Marblehead, petition of the selectmen lUAMheBd 
of Marblehead for an amendment to chapter 325 of the 
Acts of the year 1886, being an Act to supply the town 
of Marblehead with water. Referred to the committee 
on Water Supply. 

By Mr. Rugg of New Bedford, petition of the Massa- woman 
chusetts Woman's Christian Temperance Union for M "**" 
legislation giving to women qualified to vote for school 
committee the right to vote in all town and municipal 
elections. Referred to the committee on Woman Suffrage. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Miller of Needham, petition of the Massa- Ageofoonient. 
chusetts Woman's Christian Temperance Union for such 
amendment of chapter 391 of the Acts of the year 1888 
as will raise the age of consent from fourteen to eighteen 
years. Referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 

Orders. 

On motion of Mr. Edwards of Fall River, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Labor consider the Employment of 
expediency of recommending the establishment of a "omen "mum- 
Saturday half-holiday for persons employed in manufac- m2£aSoi nd 
taring or mechanical establishments, by so amending sec- wtabuihmenta. 
tion 4 of chapter 74 of the Public Statutes as to provide 
that no minor under eighteen years of age and no woman 
shall be employed in laboring in any manufacturing or 
mechanical establishment more than fifty-eight hours in a 
week. 

On motion of Mr. McDonough of Fall River, — 

Ordered^ That the committee on Liquor Law consider intoxicating uq. 
the expediency of amending section 18 of chapter 100 Son*'for7n«gS 
of the Public Statutes, and section 7 of chapter 101 of the »*»<>' "^i- 
Public Statutes, so as to provide that no conviction of a 
violation of the provisions of said chapters in regard to 
the illegal sale, or keeping for sale, of intoxicating liquors, 



50 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Massachusetts, 
— War of the 
Rebellion. 



shall be bad upon the unsupported evidence of so-called 
"private detectives," — not in the employ of national, 
State, municipal or town authorities, — who work for 
hire, and who are professionally and popularly known as 
"spotters." 

On motion of Mr* Brown of Salem, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Military Affairs con- 
sider the expediency of such legislation as will promote 
the collection of material illustrating the part taken by 
the State of Massachusetts in the War of the Rebellion. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 
u " of J" 1 ^ Ordered, That the committee on Prisons consider the 

ery In tbe State _. * - «. t » a** r 

Priaon, Reform, expediency of so amending section 5, chapter 447 of 
HonMoYoor- the Acts of the year 1887, as will promote the adoption 
rectum. Q £ a progressive 8 y 8 tem of varied industries in our prisons, 

equipped with the most improved machinery, to be pro- 
pelled by steam power, for producing on the public 
account such products as will not injure the free labor of 
our markets, or with such a provision that prison products 
shall not be sold in any of our markets where free labor 
is a competitor. 

On motion of Mr. Carpenter of Brookline, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Printing consider the 
expediency of publishing an increased number of the 
Insurance Commissioner's Annual Report. 

Au'diu>?of the ^*e or< * ei % l tt 'd over from Friday, relative to increasing 
Aoconnta. the salary of the Auditor of Accounts, was adopted. 
Severally sent i\p for concurrence. 

On motion of Mr. Perkins of Cambridge, — 
SnTSerkrf' 1 Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 

aieaex Count 1 *" ^ e expediency of providing by law for a second assistant 
nn y. c j er ^ Q f court8 f or ^ e coun ty of Middlesex. 

On motion of Mr. Holman of Clinton, — 
Manner of tak. Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 

ing the vote on . ' * i • * . t 1 + 

appropriation, the expediency of legislation to regulate the manner of 

at town meet- . ,. *, r ^ • A . ^ *• 

inga. taking the vote on appropriations at town meetings. 



Insurance Oom- 

mtsstoner's 

Report. 



Dissolution of 
attachments. 



Introduced on Leave. 

By Mr. McCall of Winchester, a Bill relating to disso- 
lution of attachments. Read and referred to the committee 
on Probate and Insolvency. 



MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 1889. 51 



Changes in Committees. 

Mr. Conant of Littleton was, at his request, excused SttelT l,lcom " 
from serving on the committee on Banks and Banking, and 
Mr. Wood of Northborough was appointed upon said 
committee. 

Mr. Wood of Northborough, at his request, was excused 
from serving upon the committee on County Estimates, and 
Mr. Conant of Littleton was appointed in his place. 

Mr. Wyckoff of Franklin, at his request, was excused 
from serving on the committee on Engrossed Bills, and 
Mr. Bonney of Pembroke was appointed in his place. ' 

Papers from the Senate. 

Ordered j In concurrence, that the committee on Mili- gjj^jj* mUI " 
tary Affairs consider the expediency of compiling, amend- 
ing and revising the present laws relating to State and 
military aid, and embodying the same in a new act or acts. 

Ordered , In concurrence, that the committee on Prisons state Priaon. 
consider the expediency of enclosing, by proper fence or 
wall, all of the State Prison property at Charlestown. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Public Boards of health 
Health consider the expediency of amending section 3 of fortoWM - 
chapter 80 of the Public Statutes, so that towns shall 
annually be required to choose, or otherwise to establish, 
boards of health. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Public shunieff.w. s., 
Service consider what amount, if any, is due W. S. %?£?p£ n 
Shurtleff, judge of probate and insolvency of Hampden ^i^Sy" 4 
County, who, by designation, discharged the duties of Worcester 
judge of probate and insolvency of Worcester County be- ° n y " 
tween the dates of Aug. 6 and Dec. 12, 1888. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Public Mamchnietu 
Service consider the expediency of legislation providing cSi^" 91 
for the payment, from the State Treasury, of the necessary 
personal expenses of the trustees of the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College while in the discharge of their duties. 

A Bill to incorporate the Allerton Building Company Aiierton Butid- 
in Marble head, passed to be engrossed by the Senate, MarbSehSJ? 5 ta 
was read and ordered to a second reading ; and, under a 
suspension of the rules, moved by Mr. Snow of Marble- 



52 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



head, it wan read a second and a third time, and was 
passed to bo, engrossed in concurrence, Rule 15 having 
also been suspended, on further motion of the same 
gentleman. 

The following petitions were referred, in concurrence : — 
ch"JSSr^e Petition of the Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear 
and Ear infirm. Infirmary for power to hold additional real and personal 
estate. To the committee on Public Charitable Institu- 
tions. 



ary. 



TO^tadone™ Petition of the county commissioners of Hampden 
of Hampden County for an increase of salaries. To the committee on 
Public Service. 



County. 



Discrimination 
in freight rates 
by railroad cor- 
porations. 



Appropriation 



bil 



Ibid. 



Ibid. 



Better accom- 
modations for 
State depart- 
ments. 



State Pension 
Agent. 



Petition of John F. Hemming for the repeal of chapter 
225 of the Acts of the year 1882. To the committee on 
.Railroads. 

Meports of Committees. 

By Mr. Wilkins of Ashburnham, from the committee 
on Finance, on an order relative to appropriation bills, a 
Bill making appropriations for the maintenance of the 
judicial departments of the government during the pres- 
ent year. 

By Mr. Norcross of Medford, from the same commit- 
tee, on an order relative to appropriation bills, a Bill 
making appropriations for printing and binding public 
documents, purchase of paper, publishing laws, and pre- 
paring tables and indexes relating to the Statutes. 

By Mr. Carter of Lowell, from the same committee, on 
an order relative to appropriation bills, a Bill making 
appropriations for certain allowances authorized by the 
Legislature, and for certain other expenses provided 
by law. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Bixby of Brockton, from the committee on 
Finance, that the Resolve providing for plans for the bet- 
ter accommodation of the State government in the city of 
Boston, ought to pass. 

Placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow for a 
second reading. 

Taken from the Table. 

On motion of Mr. Kemp of Cambridge, the Annual 
Report of the State Pension Agent was taken from the 
table, and was referred to the committee on Military 
Affairs and sent up.for concurrence. 



MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 1889. 53 

Orders of the Day. 

Bills : 

Making appropriations for the maintenance of the gov- grdenofthe 
ernment for the present year ; and 

Making appropriations for the compensation and mile- 
age of the members of the Legislature, for the compen- 
sation of officers thereof, and for expenses in connection 
therewith ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

On motion of Mr. McDonough of Boston, at twenty- 
seven minutes past two o'clock, adjourned. 



54 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Tuesday, January 15, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Report Received. 

^S^SkwSSt ^e fi%-8eventh annual report of the Trustees of the 
chuMtta school Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the 
form.Biin<L Blind for the year ending Se p t 30j 1888$ was reC ej V ed, 

and was referred to the committee on Public Charitable 
Institutions and sent up for concurrence. 

Petitions Presented. 

j£Jto?:~" B y Mr - Blume of Boston, petition of N. V. Titus and 

others that that part of Quincy known as Squantum, 
Moon Island, Little Moon Island and New Squantum may 
be annexed to and become a part of the city of Boston. 
Referred to the committee on Cities, with instructions to 
hear the parties, after such notice has been given as the 
committee shall direct. 



sSSXSSf"" B y ^ r * Bicknell of Boston, petition of A. A. Miner for 
School at Fram. an appropriation of $2,025 for furniture and sundry 
ng am " supplies at Crocker Hall at the State Normal School at 

Framingham. Referred to the committee on Education. 

sooting of By Mr. Eldridge of Bourne, petition of Eben F. Weekes 

w ° ' and others for such legislation as will give to citizens the 

privilege between high and low water mark for the purpose 

of shooting wild fowl. 
Leading of By Mr. Marcbant of Edgartown, petition of Allen Look 

great pon an j flj erg f or legislation providing for the lease of great 

ponds for the cultivation of certain fish. 

Severally referred to the committee on Fisheries and 

Game. 

S^Friind B y Mr> Allen of Woburn, petition of the Boston Cbil- 
Sodety. dren's Friend Society for authority to hold additional real 

and personal estate. Referred to the committee on Mer- 
cantile Affairs. 

MaryBunw. By Mr. McEttrick of Boston, petition of Mary Burns 
for State aid. Referred to the committee on Military 
Affairs. 



TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1889. 55 

By Mr. Pillsbury of Boston, petition of James 0. 3£n*!£r^ 
Otis, second clerk of the Commissioners of Savings commissioners 

r% i_ * « i ° of Savings 

Hanks, for an increase of salary. Banks. 

By Mr, Cutler of Greenfield, petition of the sheriff of saisry of sheriff 
Franklin County for an increase of salary. County. 

By Mr. Qua of Lowell, petition of Charles D. Jenkins chanesD. 
for compensation for certain services rendered and ex- JflDkin '- 
penses incurred by him in the service of the Common- 
wealth. 

Severally referred to the committee on Public Service. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, petition of W. F. *£&£!£* 
Byrne and others of Blackstone relative to amending sec- 
tion 6, chapter 345 of the Acts of the year 1835, so that 
all court fees for naturalization of aliens shall be reduced. 
Referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 

Orders. 

On motion of Mr. Shepard of Danvers, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Agriculture consider Licenses for 
the expediency of legislation requiring the owners of dogs, dog *' 
before a license is granted for any such animal, to give to 
the proper town or city authorities a bond, with sufficient 
sureties, in the sum of $100 or more, annually, for 
damage or injury that such licensed dog may do to the 
person of any citizen. 

On motion of Mr. Eldridge of Bourne, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- Liquor license 
sider the expediency of providing by law that no person bonds " 
shall become surety on more than three bonds for per- 
sons licensed to sell intoxicating liquor for the same 
term. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- sale of liquor to 
sider the expediency of amending section 24 of chapter mlno ™- 
100 of the Public Statutes, by adding these words in the 
second line after the word " minor : " *' for his own use, 
the use of his parent, or that of any other person ; " and, 
farther, by adding at the end of the section these words : 
" Actions and suits for penalties and forfeitures under this 
section shall be commenced within six years after the 
offence is committed, and not afterwards." 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



States and for 
eign countries. 



Intoxicating 
llqnora, — elder. 



On motion of Mr. Pike of Topsfield, — 
S|uw«°n « n no' Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- 
iicen»e M towni. sider the expediency of further legislation to prevent the 
distribution of intoxicating liquors in cities and towns in 
which no licenses of the first five classes to sell intoxicat- 
ing liquors are granted. 

On motion of Mr. Glasgow of Worcester, — 
tov'eeti ,M te > °h t e > Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- 
workingaofthe sider the expediency of establishing a commission, of not 
^eamrai AW more than three persons, to inquire into the practical 
° * '" working of license and prohibitory laws and constitutional 
prohibition, in the several States and foreign countries, 
and to report the results of their inquiries, in print, to the 
House, if in session, or to the Secretary of the Common- 
wealth, for the information of citizens. 

On motion of Mr. Gilman of North Andover, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- 
sider the expediency of so amending section 1 of chapter 
219 of the Acts of the year 1888, relative to defining what 
shall be deemed to be intoxicating liquors, as to except 
cider from the provisions of said act. 

On motion of Mr. Brewster of Worthington, — 
Ordered, That the Secretary of the Commonwealth be 
required to collect and report to the present Legislature, 
in print, the number of registered female voters for school 
committee for the years 1881 to 1888, inclusive ; also the 
number who have exercised the privilege of voting. 
Severally sent up for concurrence. 

On motion of Mr. Bottum of Northampton, — 

damaSa f ?or Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 

infringemenuof the expediency of so amending section 38 of chapter 161 

patent*. ^ ^ e p u hlic Statutes that no attachment shall be made 

on a writ to recover damages for the infringement of 

letters patent, unless the validity of the patent has been 

sustained and the question of infringement determined by 

the judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction. 

On motion of Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of giving to each district court in the 
Commonwealth jurisdiction of primary declarations of 
intention of aliens to become citizens of the United States, 
and final applications for naturalization of aliens. 



Reglitered fe- 
male voter* for 
school oom- 
mlttee. 



Natural! ration. 



TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1889. 57 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Naturalisation, 
the expediency of amending chapter 345 of the Acts of 
the year 1885, relative to naturalization, by striking out 
sections two, three and four, and reducing the court fees 
in section six of said act. 

On motion of Mr. Bonney of Pembroke, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Auditors in 
the expediency of so amending section 1 of chapter 221 town *' 
of the Acts of the year 1888, as to provide that every 
town shall, at its annual meeting, choose by ballot one or 
more auditors, who shall be sworn and shall not hold any 
other office. 

On motion of Mr. Qua of Lowell, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Police court of 
the expediency of providing by law for the appointment of 
an assistant clerk for the Police Court of Lowell. 

On motion of Mr. Preble of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider ^^ h ° r £* 
the expediency of providing by law for the appointment town Municipal 
of an assistant clerk for the Municipal Court of the 
Charlestown district of the city of Boston. 

On motion of Mr. Stover of Haverhill, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Righu of -m 

» *• i* i. i •■ a« * ■ t> i i« over anothera 

the expediency of amending chapter 122 of the Public land. 
Statutes so as to oblige, in certain cases, any person own- 
ing a right of way across the land of another to release 
and discontinue said right of way, upon the payment of 
such compensation as may be equitable and just. 

On motion of Mr. Marchant of Edgartown, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Jj^jjj^ 
the expediency of amending section 3 of chapter 98 of the food*.* 
Acts of the year 1887, concerning the powers and duties 
of the commissioners of wrecks and shipwrecked goods, 
by striking out all after the word 4< more," in the sixth 
line thereof, to the word " immediately "in the seventh 
line of said section. 

On motion of Mr. Harris of East Bridgewater, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insol- %£££<&£* 
vency consider the expediency of providing that the ^y,y e m ^"£* y 
sessions of the Probate Court for Plymouth County shall 
hereafter be held only in Plymouth and Brockton. 



58 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

On motion of Mr. Heslan of Boston, — 
SSSttoS^- Ordered, That the committee on Elections be author- 

ity* H - ] Ze( j to send for persons and papers in the matter of the 
petition of George H. Bond for the seat now held by John 
H. Crowley, as Representative from the 14th Suffolk 
Representative District. 

On motion of Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, — 
How of meet- Ordered, That when the House adjourns to-day, it bo 
to meet to-morrow at eleven o'clock a.m. 

Introduced on Leave. 

**>«•- By Mr. Blame of Boston, a Bill to amend chapter 102 

of the Public Statutes, relating to dogs. 
otal!^ ^y ^ e 8ame gentleman, a Bill relating to assistant 

clerks of courts. 

Severally read and referred to the committee on the 

Judiciary. 

Taken from the Files of Last Year. 
wnuamj. on motion of Mr. Pike of Topsfield, the petition of 

William J. Savage of Boxford for compensation for rent 
of land used by the Forty-seventh Regiment of Massa- 
chusetts Volunteers in 1862, and for damage done to his 
fences, was taken from the files of last year, and was 
referred to the committee on Military Affairs and sent up 
for concurrence. 

Papers from the Senate. 

Sui*S f iiquo*i" Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on the 
by druggitu. Liquor Law consider the expediency of so amending chap- 
ter 481 of the Acts of the year 1887, relating to the sale 
of intoxicating liquors by druggists and apothecaries, as to 
render the law in " no-license" towns permissive and not 
mandatory. 

Adulteration of Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Public 
Health consider the expediency of such legislation in the 
interest of the public health as will tend more effectually 
to prevent the adulteration of food and the sale of food 
which is adulterated. 

o? co a r?mioS7or Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Prisons 

Coimty? et consider the expediency of abolishing the jail and house 

of correction at Nantucket and providing for new accom- 



TDESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1889. 59 

modations for prisoners of Nantucket County, either by a 
new jail and house of correction or by arrangement with 
Dokee County. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Prisons Jainwdhoaie 
consider the expediency of ordering the erection of a new for Nantucket 
jail and house of correction in Nantucket County. county. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Prisons JJJJJ^J ^" kei 
consider the expediency of providing for a house of cor- county, 
rection at Edgartown in Dukes County, for the use of 
Dukes and Nantucket counties. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the two branches of the Sjjjj^jj^ 
Legislature assemble in joint convention on Wednesday, senator, 
the sixteenth day of January instant, at twelve o'clock 
meridian, for the purpose of comparing the journals of the 
two branches and performing all acts and things necessary 
and proper to be in joint convention performed, in relation 
to the election of a person to represent the State in the 
Senate of the United States for the term of six years from 
the fourth day of March next, in accordance with the 
provisions of the Act of Congress to regulate the times and 
manner of holding elections for Senator in Congress. 

The following papers were referred, in concurrence : — 
Annual report of the Cattle Commissioners. To the oattiecom- 
committee on Agriculture. 

Petition of the trustees of the Soldiers' Home in Mas- £y{2J^||™ 6 
sachusetts for an appropriation of twenty thousand dollars «etu. 
to assist in defraying the expenses of supporting and 
maintaining the Home during the ensuing year. To the 
committee on Military Affairs. 

Remonstrance of Asa French and 215 others, legal BwiyoS 1 " 
Totere and tax payers of the town of Braintree, against P aQ y- 
any legislation granting additional rights or powers to the 
Braintree Water Supply Company. To the committee on 
Water Supply. 

Bills Unacted. 

Engrossed bills : 

Making an appropriation to provide for deficiencies in biiu enacted, 
current expenses at the Westborough Insane Hospital for 
the year 1888 (which originated in the House) ; and 

To incorporate the Allerton Building Company in 
Marblehead (which originated in the Senate) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent 
to the Senate. 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Orders of the 
Day. 



Bills : 



Orders- of the Day. 



Point of order. 



Making appropriations for the maintenance of the 
judicial departments of the government during the 
present year; 

Making appropriations for printing and binding public 
documents, purchase of paper, publishing laws and pre- 
paring indexes relating to the Statutes ; and 

Making appropriations for certain allowances author- 
ized by the Legislature, and for certain other expenses 
provided by law ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

The Resolve providing for plans for the better accom- 
modation of the State government in the city of Boston 
was read a second time and considered. Mr. Qua of 
Lowell moved to amend by striking out in the thirteenth 
line the word "shall," and inserting in place thereof the 
word " may." Mr. Holman of Clinton moved to amend 
by inserting in the sixteenth line, after the word " coun- 
cil," the words " unless it should appear to be detrimental 
to the interests of the Commonwealth." Pending these 
amendments, and pending the question on ordering the 
resolve to a third reading, it was, on motion of Mr. 
Sanger of Cambridge, recommitted to the committee on 
State House. 

The Bill making appropriations for the maintenance of 
the government for the present year was read a third 
time, and was passed to be engrossed and sent up for 
concurrence. 

The Bill making appropriations for the compensation 
and mileage of the members of the Legislature, for the 
compensation of officers thereof, and for expenses in con- 
nection therewith, was read a third time and considered. 
Mr. Perkins of Cambridge moved to amend by striking 
out, in the clause relating to the compensation of Senators, 
the words " thirty thousand seven hundred and fifty," 
and inserting in place thereof the words "forty-one 
thousand." Mr. McCall of Winchester raised the point 
of order that the amendment was not in order, for the 
reason that it was beyond the scope of the order on 
which the bill was reported. The Speaker declared the 



TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1889. 



61 



point not well taken. The amendment was rejected, and 
the bill was passed to be engrossed and sent up for con- 
currence. 



assignment 



was Election of 

United States 



Special Assignment. 

At half-past two o'clock the special „._„_ 

taken up, being the election on the part of -the House of senntoronTSe 
a United States Senator for the term of six years from 151° 
the fourth day of March next. 

The roll was called, with the following result : — 



Vote for United States Senator. 

The following-named members voted for George F. 
Hoar of Worcester : — 



Messrs. Adams, Warren W. 
Albree, John 
Aid en, Jared F. 
Atherton, Horace H. 
Atwood, Harrison H. 
Ayres, George 
Babbitt, Rollin H. 
Bancroft, Lewis M. 
Barker, Thomas E. 
Barnes, Franklin O. 
Barrett, William E. 
•Bennett, John O. 
Bicknell, Thomas W. 
Bigelow, Alden M. 
Bixby, Charles C. 
Bliss, George 
Blodgett, Percival 
Blume, Andreas 
Bond, Nelson F. 
Bonney, J. Dean 
Botturn, John B. 
Bowerman, Joshua L. 
Bowman, Robert H. 
Brewer, Edward W. 
Brewster, Charles K. 
Brooks, A. Olin 
Brooks, Horace S. 
Brooks, William H. 
Brown, Edward F. 
Brown, Orland J. 
Burgess, John H. 
Call, Charles A. 



Messrs. Cannell, Joseph H. 

Carpenter, George N. 
Carter, Charles E. 
Cheney, Joseph P., Jr. 
Church, Moses D. 
Clemence, George L. 
Conant, Nelson B. 
Connell, Thomas H. 
Con well, David 
Cook, Louis A. 
Crane, Robert B. 
Crowell, Joshua 
Curtis, Francis C. 
Cutler, Nahum S. 
Cutting, George W. 
Dallinger, Frank W. 
Dame, Luther 
Davis, Epes 
Davis, Joshua H. 
Dearing, T. Haven 
Dewey, Henry S. 
D. Dodge, Simeon, Jr. 

Douglas, William S. 
Dubuque, Hugo A. 
Eldridge, Albert R. 
Ferren, Myron J. 
Foote, Charles N. 
Fottler, Jacob 
Frost, Henry 
Gardiner, Charles B. 
Giddings, Theodore 
Gilman, Gorham D. 



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Messrs. Gilman, Thomas E. 
Glasgow, Edward B. 
Gordon, William, Jr. 
Gracey, Samuel L. 
Grant, Charles, Jr. 
Gray, Robert S. 
Greenwood, Abner 
Hale, William M. 
Hamilton, Henry D. 
Hanson, Charles H. 
Harrington, Z. Taylor 
Harris, Robert O. 
Harvey, James W. 
Haseltine, Phineas W. 
Haskell, Forbes P. 
Hayes, Elihu B. 
Henry, Robert 
Hildreth, John 
Holbrook, John D. 
Holder, Langdon H. 
Hoi man, Frank E. 
Howe, Herbert W. 
Howes, Charles 
Howland, Willard 
Hutchinson, John F. 
Johnson, Henry H. 
Kimball, John W. 
Kimball, Rufus 
Kittredge, Francis W. 
Lane, Hiram B. 
Lattimore, Andrew B. 
Leach, William W. 
Lincoln, James D. 
Lovell, Clarence P. 
Macfarlane, John 
Marchant, Cornelius B. 
Martin, James P. 
McCall, Samuel W. 
Mead, Albert 
Means, Robert F. 
Mendall, Noah F. 
Merrill, John F. 
Miller, Albert E. 
Milton, Henry S. 
Morison, Frank 
Newhali, Albert H. 
Nichols, William H. 
Norcross, J. Henry 
Oakman, Henry P. 
Packard, John B. 



Messrs. Paige, Frank E. 

Patridge, Joseph A. 
Perry, Charles 
Pierce, Charles Q. 
Pierce, John N. 
Pike, Baxter P. 
Pinkerton, Alfred S. 
Plaisted, John W. 
Porter, Charles F. 
Potter, Lurin J. 
Preble, William H. 
Prevaux, John J. 
Purrington, Ellis B. 
Putnam, Charles C. 
Qua, Francis W . 
Reed, George A. 
Richards, James H. 
Richmond, Albert E. 
Ripley, John B. 
Rogers, George C. 
Rowell, William R. 
Rugg, Charles P. 
Russell, Stillman 
Sanger, Chester F. 
Sanger, George P., Jr. 
Shaw, Edward P. 
Shepard, Charles H. 
Shepaid, George A. 
Sherman, Everett F. 
Slocum, George W. 
Slocum, Winfield S. 
Smalley, Anthony 
Smith, Henry O. 
Sohier, William D. 
Spring, Charles E. 
Sprout, William B. 
Stanley, Stephen 
Stearns, George C. 
Stimpson, Daniel P. 
Stover, Martin L. 
Sullivan, Edward 
Swallow, George N. 
Taft, Edgar S. 
Thayer, Rufus A. 
Tompkins, Isaac B. 
Tripp, Pelatiah R. 
Turner, Henry E., Jr. 
Wales, Abijah T. 
Wardwell, J. Otis 
White, William L., Jr. 



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63 



Messrs. Wilkins, John H. 
Witt, Charles T. 
Wood, Samuel 
Woodward, Charles F. 



Messrs. Worth, Ira A. 

Wyckoff , William A. 
Wyman, Ferdinand A. 



The following-named members voted for Patrick A. 
Collins of Boston : — 



Messrs.Alden, Thomas 
Allen, Richard B. 
Atherton, Ralph L. 
Barry, Richard M. 
Beck, Walter P. 
Brady, Peter J. 
Burke, James J. 
Carroll, Peter T. 
Clayton, Horace £. 
Coveney, John W. 
Cronin, James M. 
CroWley, John H. 
Desmond, Jeremiah 
Duggan, Thomas H. 
Eddy, Lyman R. 
Edwards, John 
Eldredge, George D. 
Garvey, Michael J. 
Gillespie, John F. 
Gourd, John B. 
Heslan, John E. 
Howard, John F. 
Keane, Jeremiah J. 
Kemp, Horace G. 
Kennedy, Patrick J. 
Kimball, Henry A. 
Lally, James, Jr. 
Leary, Edward J. 



Messrs. Littlefield, Stephen S. 
McCooey, Thomas 
McDonald, Peter J. 
McDonough, John H. 
McDonongh, John J. 
McEnaney, Thomas O. 
McEttrick, Michael J. 
McLaughlin, Daniel 
McNary, William S. 
Mellen, James H. 
Monahan, William H. 
Moore, Michael J. 
Morse, I. Porter 
Murphy, William H. 
Nolan, Joseph 
O'Mealey, John W. 
O'Neil, John W. 
Parks, Oren B. 
Perkins, George A. 
Pillsbury, Omer 
Pratt, Harvey H. 
Quinn, Dennis J. 
Riley, Thomas 
Snow, Thomas 
Stafford, John H. 
Sullivan, John H. 
Sullivan, Michael F. 
Wilcox, Charles M. 



Absent or not Voting. 

Messrs. Montressor T. Allen, Charles H. Bennett, Francis 
T. Berry, George Eldridge, Thomas G. Farren, William F. 
Ferry, William S. Hixon, Thomas J. Keliher, David B. Kemp- 
ton, Edward M. Nichols, Francis H. Raymond, Irving L. 
Russell and A. Cranston Thompson. — 13. 

The Speaker thereupon announced the result of the 
vote as follows : — 



Whole number of votes, 
Necessary for a choice, 

George F. Hoar of Worcester had 
Patbick A. Collins of Boston had 



227 
114 



171 
56 



64 JOUENAL OF THE HOUSE, 

Whereupon the Speaker announced that George F. 
Hoar of Worcester had received a majority of the votes 
cast, and was elected on the part of the House as Senator 
of the United States for the term of six years from the 
fourth day of March next. 



On motion of Mr. Qua of Lowell, at twenty-three 
minutes before four o'clock, adjourned. 



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1889. 65 



Wednesday, January 16, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment, at eleven o'clock a.m. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Bicknell of Boston, petitions of the Boston House of deten. 
Women's Educational and Industrial Union ; and of the ii ?h?city°of 611 
Young Travellers' Aid Society and others, — severally, for JS!£mrtroi». 
legislation to require the board of police of the city of 
Boston to establish a house of detention for women in said 
city, and for further legislation relative to police matrons 
and the custody of women under arrest. 

Severally referred to the committee on Cities. 

By Mr. Conwell of Provincetown, petition of citizens wiidfowi. 
of Provincetown ; and by Mr. Crowell of Dennis, petition 
of citizens of West Harwich, — severally, for the privilege 
between high and low water mark of shooting wild fowl. 

Severally referred to the committee on Fisheries and 
Game. 

By Mr. McCooey of Blackfctone, petition of Charles H. J^2;! t8m,,, 
Lynch and others for the enactment of a law to abolish 
the fines system in cotton, silk and woollen factories. 

By the same gentleman, petition of Frank K. Foster Hours of labor 
and others for the enactment of a law fixing the hours of <£unty mS ty ' 
labor for State, city, county and town employees at eight SJSoyew. 
hours per day. 

Severally referred to the committee on Labor. 

By Mr. Carpenter of Brookline, petition of Henry J. ?J£ ?D2y t ? ron 
Gardner and others that a law be passed prohibiting the 
sale of liquor on Labor Day. Referred to the committee 
on the Liquor Law. 

By Mr. Bottum of Northampton, petition of the Housa- Housatonio 
tonic Railroad Company for an act of incorporation under ^J? 1 " 1 0om " 
the laws of this Commonwealth. Referred to the com- 
mittee on Railroads. 

By Mr. Norcross of Medford, remonstrances of Samuel 213ford. ot 
C. Lawrence and 511 others of the town of Medford 
against any division of said town. Referred to the com- 
mittee on Towns. 



66 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



TownofWe.t. By Mr. Crane of Westfield, petition of the town of 
We8tfield for authority to issue additional water bonds. 
Referred to the committee on Water Supply. 



Municipal 
suffrage for 
women. 



Glenwood 
Cemetery Asso- 
ciation* 



By Mr. Henry of Fall River, petition of John J. High- 
land and others ; and by Mr. Bowman of Boston, petition 
of Drucilla G. Tuttle, — severally, for legislation enabling 
women to vote in all town and municipal elections and 
affairs, including the question of granting liquor licenses. 

Severally referred to the committee on Woman Suf- 
frage. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Brooks of Ashby, petition of the Glenwood 
Cemetery Association for such legislation as will legalize 
the acts of said association for the years 1884, 1885, 1886, 
1887 and 1888. Referred to the committee on the Judi- 
ciary. 



Biennial elec- 
tions. 



Journals of the 
Senate and 
House for pub- 
lic libraries. 



Bankrupt law. 



Violations of 
the law relating 
to intoxicating 
liquors. 



Orders. 

On motion of Mr. Dubuque of Fall River, — 
Ordered, That the joint special committee on Constitu- 
tional Amendments consider the expediency of amending 
the Constitution so as to provide for biennial elections of 
State officers. 

On motion of Mr. Kimball of Lynn, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Education consider 
the expediency of supplying to the free public libraries in 
the several cities and towns of the Commonwealth copies 
of the journals of the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives. 

On motion of Mr. Dubuque of Fall River, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Federal Relations con- 
sider the expediency of adopting resolutions recommend- 
ing to Congress the early passage of a bankrupt law. 

On motion of Mr. Oakman of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- 
sider the expediency of so amending section 18 of chapter 
100 of the Public Statutes that the penalty for the viola- 
tion of the provisions of said chapter, and the several 
acts in amendment thereof, shall be fine and imprison- 
ment. 



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1889. 67 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- Notice of uppu- 
sider the expediency of so amending section 6 of chapter ucenMfor the 
100 of the Public Statutes that all owners of real estate JS£mS£». 
within twenty-five feet of the premises to be licensed 
shall have notice of the application for license served 
upon them in person. 

On motion of Mr. Milton of Waltham, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- county agent* 
sider the expediency of providing by law for the appoint- meato/ibe™ " 
ment by the Governor and Council of agents for each 1,( i aorlftW - 
county to aid in the enforcement of the liquor law. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- Minora loitering 
sider the expediency of forbidding minors to loiter upon Xere^ntoi^t- 
premises where intoxicating liquors are sold, under pen- ^u*™*** 1 * 
alty of fine or imprisonment. 

On motion of Mr. McDonough of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law be Number of 
instructed to procure from the clerk of the municipal fo^th^Jnici. 
court ot Boston the number of liquor cases that came e^oMJoJton 18 
before the said court for the year 1888, also the names durln * 1888 - 
and number of said cases that the judges of the said 
court refused to exercise jurisdiction over, and report to 
the Legislature within ten days. 

On motion of Mr. Bicknell of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- women and 
sider the expediency of providing by law that no women Soye™ Xere 
and no person who is a minor shall be employed in any uquor^ire^id. 
capacity upon premises where the sale of intoxicating 
liquor is the principal business carried on. 

Ou motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- compensation 
sider the expediency of legislation providing that all muie^by" 
persons who are injured in their person, property or JJJSS, 18 * 
means of support, by reason of the intoxication of any 
person, shall be compensated or reimbursed for their loss 
or suffering out of the money received from license fees, 
and as to providing some tribunal to receive and pass 
upon such claims. 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Liquor dealers 
a* Jurors in the 
trial of liquor 



Penalty for se 
ing liquor to 
minors. 



Improvements 
of leased lands. 



Criminal pro* 
cedure. 



Poor debtors. 



Rights of bus. 
band or wife In 
deceased bus- 
band's or wife's 
real estate. 



On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- 
sider the expediency of providing by law that no person 
whose business is the manufacture or sale of intoxicating 
liquor, either on his own account or on the account of 
any other person, shall be competent to sit as a juror in 
the trial of cases arising under the liquor laws. 

On motion of Mr. Cheney of Worcester, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- 
sider the expediency of so amending the Act that defines 
the penalty for selling or giving liquor to a minor that it 
shall be both. fine and imprisonment. 

On motion of Mr. Gracey of Salem, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Mercantile Affairs con- 
sider the expediency of legislation for the further protec- 
tion of citizens who make improvements on leased lands. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

On motion of Mr. Slocum of Newton, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of so amending the laws relating to crim- 
inal procedure that judgment shall be entered and sen- 
tence passed and awarded, notwithstanding the taking and 
allowance of exceptions, unless the presiding judge or 
some justice of the Supreme Judicial Court shall certify 
that in his opinion there is so much doubt as to the ques- 
tions raised thereby as to render it expedient to stay judg- 
ment until the final decision of the Supreme Judicial 
Court. 

On motion of Mr. Dubuque of Fall River, — 
Ordered, That the committee ou the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of adopting such legislation as will provide 
that courts be authorized to inquire into the circumstances 
of a debtor on a judgment recovered for necessaries, and 
to enter an order or decree compelling him to pay such 
judgment by instalment or otherwise, after supporting 
himself and family. And in case such debtor neglect or 
refuse, without justifiable cause, to comply with such 
order or decree, that the court may proceed against him 
as for contempt. 

On motion of Mr. Qua of Lowell, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insol- 
vency consider the expediency of such legislation as shall 
authorize and empower probate courts to hear and 



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1889. 69 

determine the right of a husband or wife to an estate in 
fee in the real estate of a deceased wife or husband under 
the provisions of sections 1 and 3 of chapter 124 of the 
Public Statutes, and to make decrees which, when re- 
corded, shall be effectual to vest the title to such real 
estate in such husband or wife. 

Paper 8 from the Senate. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Public committee on 
Charitable Institutions be authorized to visit such places, SlweiStu" 
within the limits of the Commonwealth, as they may deem ti0M - 
necessary in the discharge of their duties. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Water committee on 
Supply be authorized to visit such .places, within the limits WatorSB MW' 
of the Commonwealth, as they may deem necessary in the 
discharge of their duties. 

A Resolve relative to the centennial celebration of the centennial ceie- 
inauguration of George Washington as President of the Jn^u^ration^f 
United States (reported on a portion of the Governor's Sj?oS e a7pr h e\i- 
address), passed to be engrossed by the Senate, was read u n ned f states, 
and referred, under the rule, to the committee on 
Finance. 

The following papers were referred, in concurrence : — 

A message of His Excellency the Governor, transmit- Pardon. granted 

o «/ * Qy Q-ovt* mor 

ting a list of pardons granted in 18d8. To the committee and council, 
on Prisons. 

A petition of the International Trust Company of Bos- international 
ton for the passage of an Act amending its charter for TnwtCoin P all r- 
the purpose of increasing its capital stock, and authoriz- 
ing it to hold real estate for the purposes of its business. 
To the committee on Banks and Banking. 

Petition of the Massachusetts Total Abstinence Society Manufacture 
for the passage of the Resolve providing for an amend- fmoxfeating 
nient to the Constitution prohibiting the manufacture and u * uon - 
sale of intoxicating liquors as a beverage. To the joint 
special committee on Constitutional Amendments. 

Petition of Edward P. Pierce and others of Fitchburg salary of jo«- 
for an increase of the salary of the justice of the police coin o?°Fitch- 
court of Fitchburg. burg * 

Petition of George Leonard, clerk of the police court salary of cierk 
of Springfield, for an increase of salary. of IprS^id. 



70 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



S H7m pden erlff Petition of Simon Brooks, sheriff of Hampden County, 
county. for an increase of salary. 

Severally to the committee on Public Service. 



Board of 
Registration in 
Pharmacy. 



Board of 
Registration in 
Dentistry. 



Recess. 



Taken from the Table. 

On motions of Mr. Dearing of Braintree, the Third 
Annual Report of the Board of Registration in Pharmacy ; 
and the 

Second Annual Report of the Board of Registration in 
Dentistry ; 

Were severally taken from the table, and referred to 
the committee on Public Health and sent up for concur- 
rence. 

Recess Taken. 

At quarter-past eleven o'clock, on motion of Mr. Gordon 
of New Bedford, the Speaker declared a recess until five 
minutes before twelve o'clock. 



Orders of the Day. 

Bills : 
orders of the Making appropriations for the maintenance of the judi- 
cial departments of the government during the present 
year ; 

Making appropriations for printing and binding public 
documents, purchase of paper, publishing laws and pre- 
paring indexes relating to the Statutes ; and 

Making appropriations for certain allowances author- 
ized by the Legislature, and for certain other expenses 
provided by law ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be en- 
grossed and sent up for concurrence. 

Joint Convention. 

unued8totes * n compliance with the law of the United States, at 
senator. twelve o'clock meridian, the two branches of the General 

Court met in 

Convention 

for the purpose of comparing the records of the two 
Houses concerning the election of a Senator in the Con- 
gress of the United States for the term of six years from 
the fourth day of March next, inclusive. And the records 



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1889. 71 

of the two Houses having been read, it appeared that 
George F. Hoar of Worcester had received a majority of 
all the votes in each House, and was elected. Whereupon 
he was declared by the President duly elected Senator to 
represent the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the 
Congress of the United States, from the fourth day of 
March next, inclusive. 
Thereupon the two branches separated. 



Paper from the Senate. 

Ordered , In concurrence, that the Clerks of the two J^®™,*^* 
branches notify His Excellency the Governor that of George f. 
George F. Hoar of Worcester has been duly elected by Sr. ar M Sena " 
the Legislature as Senator in the Congress of the United 
States for the term of six years from the fourth day of 
March next. 



On motion of Mr. Marchant of Edgartown, at fifteen 
minutes past twelve o'clock the House adjourned. 



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JOUKNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Thursday, January 17, 1889. 

Met according to adjournment. 

Prayer was offered by the Rev. Mr. Dowse, Chaplain 
of the Senate. 



Attorney. 
General. 



Reports Received. 

The annual report of the Attorney-General for the year 
1888 was received and was laid on the table. 



Inland 



eobSaSnS ^e annua l report of the Commissioners on 
erie* and Game. Fisheries and Game for the year ending Dec. 31, 1888, 
was received and was referred to the committee on 
Fisheries and Game and sent up for concurrence. 



Abolition of 
the poll-tax. 



Shooting of 
wild fowl. 



Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Crowley of Boston, petition of John J. Doherty 
and others for such legislation as will abolish the poll-tax 
as a prerequisite for voting. Referred to the joint special 
committee on Constitutional Amendments. 

By Mr. Bixby of Brockton, petition of Joshua L#. 
Hallett and others of Brockton for the privilege between 
high and low water mark of shooting wild fowl. Referred 
to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

Hon«ofUbor By Mr. Crowley of Boston, petition of W. P. Cherring- 

andtownem. ton and others for the enactment of a law fixing the hours 

pioyeet. ^ labor of State, city and town employees at eight hours 

per day. Referred to the committee on Labor. 

By Mr. Brady of Lowell, petition of Barney McCabe of 
Lowell that a certain sum of money be paid to him out of 
the treasury of the Commonwealth as back bounty. Re- 
ferred to the committee on Military Affairs. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. McDonough of Boston, petition of the Bay 
State Lumber Trade Association for the repeal of section 
3 of chapter 191 of the Public Statutes, relating to liens. 
Referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 



Barney 

McOabe. 



Liena. 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 1889. 73 



Orders. 

On motion of Mr. Bicknell of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- Drunkenness, 
dder the expediency of requiring that persons arrested 
for drunkenness be detained until an investigation can be 
had to ascertain the character of the prisoner and whether 
he has been previously arrested for a similar offence, to 
the end that the court may be able to decide at the trial 
whether the defendant should be released, fined, impris- 
oned for a short or a long term, or committed to a reform- 
atory institution. 

On motion of Mr. Carpenter of Brookline, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Military Affairs con- state Historian, 
sider the expediency of the appointment of a State Histo- Ztt»*%M\en 
riaii, whose duty shall be to collect and complete, ready The wwor the 
for publication, a history of the part taken by the Massa- ftebe,lion - 
chusetts soldiers and sailors in the War of the Rebellion. 

On motion of Mr. Edward Sullivan of Boston, — 
Ordered) That the committee on Prisons consider the state instita- 
expediency of establishing a State institution for the care, reformation of 
keeping and reformation of drunkards, and that persons drunkar<u - 
arrested and convicted for drunkenness may be sent to 
said institution instead of to penal institutions in the 
Commonwealth. 

On motion of Mr. Brewer of Boston, — 

Ordered^ That the committee on Public Service con- compensation 
sider the expediency of increasing the compensation of Examinerofthe 
the Chief Examiner of the Civil Service Commission. commiMTon! 

On motion of Mr. Rowell of Methuen, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Taxation consider the Taxation of 
expediency of further legislation in regard to the assess- doin^buZes. 
ment of taxes, and in regard to the taxation of corpora- site. 111116 
tions doing business within this State. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

On motion of Mr. Babbitt of Berkley, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider increase of 
the expediency of so amending section 20 of chapter 203 ES-cen y oMo^ia 
of the Public Statutes, relating to the larceny of fowls or or P° uUr y- 
poultry, that the penalty therefor may be increased. 



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On motion of Mr. Rugg of New Bedford, — 
NimuckU. Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 

the expediency of legislation regulating and confirming 
the title to certain lands on the island of Nantucket. 

On motion of Mr. Shepard of Danvers, — 
^TaTi^Inmis- Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
mJnuir^JoiB ^*e expediency of legislation making women eligible to 
•n^totaiwdep- appointment as special commissioners to administer oaths, 
"knowiedg- to take depositions, and to take acknowledgments of 

deeds, as women who are attorneys-at-law may now be 

appointed. 

On motion of Mr. Morison of Boston, — 

Ordered y That the committee on the Judiciary consider 

the expediency of amending sefction 93 of chapter 1 1 of 

the Public Statutes, so that poll-tax bills shall show what 

portion of the poll-tax is assessed as State and county tax. 



meats of deeds. 



Poll-tax bills. 



Papers from the Senate. 

EduSuoli! ° n Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Edu- 
cation be authorized to visit such places, within the limits 
of the Commonwealth, as they may deem necessary in the 
discharge of their duties. 

pfsbcries'lnd 1 Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Fish- 
Game. eries and Game be authorized to visit such places, within 

the limits of the Commonwealth, as they may deem neces- 
sary in the discharge of their duties. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Harbors 
and Public Lands be authorized to visit such places, within 
the limits of the Commonwealth, as they may deem neces- 
sary in the discharge of their duties. 

A petition of Alonzo A. Miner and others, in behalf of 
the Massachusetts Temperance Alliance, for the repeal of 
all laws relative to the licensing of the sale of alcoholic 
liquors and the enactment of a stringent prohibitory law, 
was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on the 
Liquor Law. 

Reports of Committees. 

26oth aiini?er- By Mr. Ward well of Haverhill, from the committee on 

sary ceieora- *i "V i» • * ■■"■•■» ■■ • /» 

tionsofthe the Judiciary, on an order, a Bill to amend section 11 of 
^ncorporat on o c j ia p| ier 27 of the Public Statutes, authorizing towns to 
celebrate their 250th anniversary. 



Committee on 
Harbors and 
Publio Lands. 



Intoxicating 
liquors. 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 1889. 75 

By Mr. Perkins of Cambridge, from the committee on second asai.t- 
the Judiciary, on an order, a Bill providing for a second SnmfoAhe 16 
assistant clerk of the courts for the county of Middlesex. £«<££. 

By Mr. Pratt of Abington, from the committee on the George l. 
Judiciary, on a petition, a Resolve to confirm the acts of CDtwort * 
George L. Wentworth as justice of the peace. 

By Mr. Wales of Attleborough, from the committee charic* wngbt 
on Finance, on a petition, a Resolve in favor of Charles Howe.° 8C8 
Wright and Moses G. Howe. 

By Mr. Bcttum of Northampton, from the committee New England 
on Mercantile Affairs, on a petition, a Bill to authorize Leafhe? amoci- 
the New England Shoe and Leather Association to hold otIon " 
additional real and personal property. 

By Mr. Gillespie of Boston, from the committee on salary of the 
Public Service, on a petition, a Bill to establish the salary poiWcouA ot 
of the clerk of the police court of Marlborough. kariborougb. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Russell of Douglas, from the committee on centennial ceie- 
Finance, that the Senate Resolve relative to the centen- inauguration of 
nial celebration of the inauguration of George Washing- S^^iJpireri- 
ton as President of the United States ought to pass, unued^tea. 
Placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow for a 
second reading. 

On motion of Mr. McDonough of Boston, at fifteen 
minutes past two o'clock the House adjourned. 



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Friday, January 18, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 



SUte Normal 
School at 
Framlnghara. 



Shooting of 
wild fowl. 



Cider. 



Annie Hlnes. 



Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Bicknell of Boston, petition of A. A. Miner 
for an additional appropriation of $200 for furniture and 
sundry supplies for Crocker Hall at the State Normal 
School at Framingham. Referred to the committee on 
Education. 



By Mr. Crowell of Dennis, petition of Elmer W. Hal- 
lett and others ; and by Mr. Thompson of New Bedford, 
petition of W. L. Hallett and others, — severally, for the 
privilege between high and low water taark of shooting wild 
fowl. Referred to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

By Mr. Greenwood of Ashland, petition of Micah Ice- 
land and others; by Mr. Hildreth of Holyoke, petition of 
E. W. Chapin and others ; by Mr. Bottum of Northamp- 
ton, petition of George Burdick and others ; by Mr. Paige 
of Amherst, petition of Harry Grossman and others ; by 
Mr. Brooks of Ashby, petition of Samuel D. Follett and 
others ; by Mr. Dame of Newbury, petition of R. Jaques 
and others; by Mr. Spring of ilolliston, petition of J. H. 
Walker and others ; by Mr. Curtis of Marlborough, peti- 
tion of George Brooks and others ; by Mr. Babbitt of 
Berkley, petition of Charles F. Cole and others ; by Mr. 
Rowell of Methuen, petition of M. F. Emerson and 
others; by Mr. Putnam of Lunenburg, petition of A. A. 
Smith and others ; by Mr. Conant of Littleton, petition 
of Edwin Gould and others ; and by Mr. Wardwell of Ha- 
verhill, petition of S. W. Frost and others, — severally, for 
legislation providing that cider shall not be subject to the 
provisions of the laws relating to intoxicating liquors. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Liquor Law. 

By Mr. McEttrick of Boston, petition of Annie Hines 
for State aid. Referred to the committee on Military 
Affairs. 



FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 1889. 77 

By Mr. Greenwood of Ashland, petition of the First Fir* Parish in 
Parish in Ashland for legislation to confirm the title and 
acts of said society. Referred to the committee on Par- 
ishes and Religious Societies. 

By Mr. Slocum of Newton, petition of the directors of £?^ n n y and 
the Boston and Albany Railroad Company for power to H*uro«dCom. 
take and abolish private grade crossings. Referred to 
the committee on Railroads. 

By Mr. Reed of Framingham, petition of the Framing- Framintfuun 
bam Union Street Railway Company for legislation to SSliway oom- 
authorize them to issue coupon or registered bonds and to pany " 
make a mortgage to secure the same. Referred to the 
committee on Street Railways. 

By Mr. Patridge of Upton, petition of Adams Fiske Municipal «uf. 
and others ; by Mr. Mendall of Acushnet, petition of ™£en°. r 
Caroline S. Cushman and others ; by Mr. Means of Bos- 
ton, petition of George J. Moulton and others ; by Mr. 
Curtis of Marlborough, petition of Louisa Wood and 
others ; and by Mr. Putnam of Lunenburg, petition of 
Jonathan Drake and others, — severally, for the enactment 
of a law enabling women to vote in all town and municipal 
elections and affairs, including the question of granting 
liquor licenses. 

Severally referred to the committee on Woman Suf- 
frage. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

Orders. 

On motion of Mr. Brooks of Springfield, — 

Ordered, That the joint special committee on Constitu- Biennial eea- 
tional Amendments consider the expediency of such 8on8 ' 
legislation as shall provide for biennial sessions of the 
Legislature. 

On motion of Mr. McCall of Winchester, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Election Laws con- u» of money 
aider the expediency of legislation limiting and regulating 
the use of money in elections, and in securing nominations 
to office ; also requiring persons contributing to campaign 
fands in excess of a limited amount, to file a statement 
with some public officer setting forth the amount and 
purpose of the contribution, and the persons expending 
such funds to file a similar statement setting forth the 
manner in which the same were applied. 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Justices of the 
peace, — intoxi- 
cating liquors. 



Sureties on 
liquor license 
bonds. 



On motion of Mr. Hutchinson of Lexington, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- 
sider the expediency of giving to justices of the peace the 
same powers as constables in the enforcement of the 
liquor laws. 

On motion of Mr. Curtis of Marlborough, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- 
sider the expediency of providing by law that no person 
engaged in the liquor traffic, or having a business interest 
in said traffic, shall be accepted as surety on the bond of 
any person licensed to sell intoxicating liquor. 

On motion of Mr. Norcross of Medford, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- 

^cri^ n nir alth 8 ^ er ^ e expediency of providing for the appointment of 

— ,_.u. a prosecuting attorney to represent the Commonwealth in 

the prosecution of criminal cases in the municipal courts 

of the city of Boston. 

On motion of Mr. Gracey of Salem, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- 
sider the expediency, of amending section 33 of chapter 
100 of the Public Statutes so as to give authority to 
search the persons as well as the premises of those sus- 
pected of illegally selling, or keeping for sale, intoxicating 
liquors. 

On motion of Mr. Oakman of Boston, — 
Liquor licenses. Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- 
sider the expediency of so amending chapter 262 of the 
Acts of the year 1888 as to include the holders of fourth 
and fifth class licenses under the prohibition therein con- 
tained. 



Prosecuting 
attorney for the 



cases in the 
municipal 
courts of 
Boston. 



Intoxicating 
liquors,— search 
of persons. 



Relief of 
soldiers and 
sailors. 



On motion of Mr. Dallinger of Cambridge, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Military Affairs con- 
sider the expediency of amending chapter 438 of the Acts 
of the year 1888 relating to the relief, in cases of neces- 
sity, of persons who served in the army or navy of the 
United States during the Rebellion, and their dependent 
families. 

On motion of Mr. Shepard of Danvers, — 
oeneroioonit Ordered, That the committee on Printing consider the 
expediency of having printed an extra number of Man- 
uals of the General Court. 



FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 1889. 79 

On motion of Mr. Dubuque of Fall River, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Public Service oon- salary of the 
sider the expediency of increasing the salary of the justice »e^>nd district 
of the second district court of Bristol in Fall River. BriJtoi' 

On motion of Mr. McDonough of Boston, — 

Ordered, That a joint special committee consisting of XtSiiBUuve 11 
the committees on Rules of both branches consider the h «» r » n 8«- 
expediency of publishing a legislative bulletin of 
the hearings assigned before the various committees of 
the Legislature and of such other announcements as they 
may deem necessary. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

The following order, offered by Mr. Gracey of Salem, 
was, at the request of Mr. Mellen of Worcester, laid over 
until Monday : — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- intoxicating 
sider the expediency of making it an offence puuishable iSSSoSir - Itquor 
by fine or imprisonment for persons to be found on prem- 
ises where intoxicating liquors are illegal^ sold. 

The following order, offered by Mr. Bicknell of Boston, 
was, at the request of Mr. Sanger of Cambridge, laid over 
until Monday : — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- social ciut». 
sider the expediency of providing by law that no club 
for social or other purposes shall be incorporated under 
the general laws of the Commonwealth, unless first recom- 
mended by the board having power to grant licenses in 
the town or city where said club is to be located. 

On motion of Mr. Blodgett of Templeton, — 

fkdered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Pauper inmate* 
the expediency of so amending section 9, chapter 79 of ubiohwtuu- " 
the Public Statutes, as amended by chapter 367 of the jSp'Sto. 1 ™ 110 
Acts of the year 1887, as to more definitely define what 
is meant therein by pauper inmates, and those committed 
under the provisions contained in section 5 of chapter 87, 
section 15 of chapter 213, sections 16 and 19 of chapter 
214, and sections 10, 12 and 14 of chapter 222 ; and also 
of farther defining and limiting the power given therein 
of transferring those persons from one State charitable 
institution to another, and of sending them to any place 
or State where they belong. 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Clerkship for 
the third dis- 
trict court of 
Worcester 
County. 



Common 
nuisances. 



Libel. 



Filing of 
accounts by 
trustees in pro* 
bate courts. 



Treasurer 
authorized to 
borrow money 
In anticipation 
of the revenue. 



On motion of Mr. Lally of Milford, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of establishing a clerkship for the third 
district court of Worcester County. 

On motion of Mr. Rugg of New Bedford,. — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of amending section 9 of chapter 101 of 
the Public Statutes by making all persons therein named 
principals, as in section 7 of said chapter. 

On motion of Mr. McCall of Winchester, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of legislation amending the law of libel so 
that the defendant may be permitted to rebut the pre- 
sumption of malice in all cases, and providing a new 
measure of damages in cases where it is proved that 
malice did not exist. 

On motion of Mr. Moore of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insol- 
vency consider the expediency of enacting a law which 
shall provide that it shall be the duty of every register of 
probate to notify administrators, executors, guardians 
and trustees, and all persons holding trusts under decree 
of probate courts who have not filed an account within 
one year, to present their accounts, with vouchers, to 
the probate courts which have jurisdiction over such 
trusts. Such notice shall bo returnable within thirty days 
from the date of notice, and if any party so notified fail 
to comply with such notice, or to give satisfactory 
reason to the judge of probate for such failure, he shall 
be removed from his office by said judge of probate, and 
a successor appointed, after notice to all parties interested ; 
and all judges of probate shall have power to appoint 
special administrators, trustees or guardians, to await the 
final appointment to office declared vacated under this 
act. 

Introduced on Leave. 

By Mr. Lovell of Boston, a Resolve authorizing 
the Treasurer to borrow money in anticipation of the 
revenue. Read, and, on motion of Mr. Lovell, the rules 
were suspended, and the resolve was read a second and a 
'third time and was passed to be engrossed and sent up 
for concurrence, Rule 15 also having been suspended, on 
further motion of the same gentleman. 



FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 1889. 81 



Papers from the Senate. 

Ordered, That the committee on Agriculture be author- Committee on 
ized to visit such places, within the limits of the Common- A * rIouUure - 
wealth, as they may deem necessary in the discharge of 
their duties. 

Ordered, That the committee on Banks and Banking saving* bank*, 
consider the expediency of requiring savings banks and 
institutions for savings to make an accurate trial balance 
of their depositors' ledgers as often as once in every year. 

Ordered, That the committee on Towns be authorized to committee on 
visit such places, within the limits of the Commonwealth, Town> - 
as they may deem necessary in the discharge of their 

duties. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Rail- ^vl7t?«1n«Taio 
roads consider the expediency of requiring railroad com- of unclaimed 
panies in this Commonwealth having properties held in eg 
transit or unclaimed after transit, to publicly advertise 
the same, with full description thereof, and, when possi- 
ble, to give direct notice to parties in interest of such 
detention, within reasonable time prior to any sale thereof; 
and of providing that such expense be paid, by the parties 
receiving the same, as. shall have been incurred therein on 
articles claimed and delivered, as may be equitable and 
just; also of providing for times and places of such sales. 

A report of the committee on Military Affairs, leave to Lucy c. Morse, 
withdraw, on the petition of Lucy C. Morse for State aid, 
accepted by the Senate, was read and placed in the orders 
of the day for Monday. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Water Supply, leave to withdraw, Braimree 
for want of proper notice, on the petition of R. F. Ran- Smpa?y. pp,y 
dall and others that neither the Braintreo Water Supply 
Company nor the town of Braintree shall be liable for the 
taking of water, under, and by virtue of, an Act of the 
Legislature of 1886, to any persons or corporations for 
the purposes named in said Act ; and 

Of the same committee, leave to withdraw, for want of im- 
proper notice, on the petition of Benjamin F. Dyer and 
others, residents of Braintree, for an Act confirming the 
right of the Braintree Water Supply Company to take 
water from its " Filter Gallery," and for other legislation ; 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Massachusetts 
Society for the 
Prevention of 
Cruelty to 
Animals. 



Appropriation 
bill. 



Ibid. 



Salary of the 
justice of the 
first district 
court of 
southern 
Middlesex. 

Northampton 
Street Railway 
Company. 



Were severally recommitted, in concurrence, to the 
committee on Water Supply, with instructions to hear the 
parties, after such notice has been given as the committee 
shall direct. 

A petition of the Massachusetts Society for the Pre- 
vention of Cruelty to Animals for authority to hold 
additional real and personal estate was referred, in con- 
currence, to the committee on Public Chaiitable Institu- 
tions. 

Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Wales of Attleborough, from the committee on 
Finance, on an order relative to appropriation bills, a 
Bill making appropriations for compensation and mileage 
of officers and men of the volunteer militia, and for other 
expenses of the military department. 

By Mr. Bennett of Springfield, from the same commit- 
tee, on an order relative to appropriation bills, a Bill 
making appropriations for certain educational expenses. 

By Mr. Sohier of Beverly, from the committee on Public 
Service, on a petition, a Bill to establish the salary of the 
justice of the first district court of southern Middlesex. 

By Mr. Woodward of Wakefield, from the committee 
on Street Railways, on a petition, a Bill to enable the 
Northampton Street Railway Company to issue bonds und 
mortgage its property to secure the payment thereof. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 



Orders of the 
day. 



Bills : 



Orders of the Day. 



To authorize the New England Shoe and Leather Asso- 
ciation to hold additional real and personal property ; 

Providing for a second assistant clerk of the courts for 
the county of Middlesex ; 

To establish the salary of the clerk of the police court 
of Marlborough ; and 

To amend section 11 of chapter 27 of the Public Stat- 
utes, authorizing towns to celebrate their 250th anniver- 
sary ; and 

Resolves : 

To confirm the acts of George L. Went worth as justice 
of the peace ; and 



FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 1889. 83 

In favor of Charles Wright and Moses G. Howe ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

The Resolve relative to the centennial celebration of the 
inauguration of George Washington as President of the 
United States was read a second time and considered. 

Mr. McNary of Boston moved to amend in lines 7 and 
8 by striking out the words, " seventeen thousand five 
hundred," and inserting in place thereof the words, 4i thirty 
thousand." The amendment was adopted, by a vote of 
111 to 22. 

The same gentleman moved to amend in line 18 by in- 
serting after the word ^Commander-in-chief" the words, 
" and he is hereby requested to detail suitable organiza- 
tions of the volunteer militia to represent the Common- 
wealth thereat," which amendment was adopted. 

The same gentleman moved to amend in line 20 by 
striking out the word "five" and inserting in place 
thereof the word "ten," which amendment was adopted, 
by a vote of 81 to 43. 

The same gentleman moved to further amend in line 21 
by striking out the word " fifteen" and inserting in place 
thereof the word " thirty." The amendment was adopted, 
by a vote of 104 to 38. 

After debate, the resolve, as amended, was ordered to a 
third reading ; and, under a suspension of the rules, moved 
by Mr. Rugg of New Bedford, the resolve was read a 
third time, and was passed to be engrossed, in concur- 
rence, and sent up for concurrence in the amendments. 



On motion of Mr. Frost of Boston, at twenty minutes 
past three o'clock, adjourned. 



84 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Monday, January 21, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Communication Received, 

The following communication, received from the Hon. 
George F. Hoar, was read and placed on file : — 

Senate Chamber, Jan. 18, 1889. 
My Dear Mr. Barrett: — 
senator George Be kind enough, as you have opportunity, to make 
known to your associates in the great historic assembly 
over which you preside, my deep sense of the honor it 
has done me in its recent vote. Certainly the beloved 
Commonwealth we all serve, noble in everything, espe- 
cially shows her nobility in her treatment of those who 
serve her. She judges us rather by intention than by 
accomplishment. She leaves us all, unfettered, to obey 
our own conscience and judgment. Her service is perfect 
freedom. So much the more she lays upon us all a heavy 
burden of obligation and gratitude. So much the more 
she demands of us the consecration of all our powers to 
her interest and her honor. 

I am faithfully yours, 

George F. Hoab. 

Special Report of Auditor. 

^uDU°,-e^ c " The special report of the Auditor of Accounts of the 
penduuresi^ expenditures in 1888, in several of the departments of 
mInuinex?cM the public service, in excess of the appropriations there- 
5onB. proprla " for, was received, and was referred to the committee on 
Finance. 

Petitions Presented. 

^oducfJ 1 dairy ^ ^ r# Holman of Clinton, petition of Sterling Grange, 
Patrons of Husbandry, for the enactment of a law to 
prevent deception jn the manufacture and sale of imita- 
tion dairy products. Befened to the committee on Agri- 
culture. 



MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 1889. 85 

By Mr. Slocum of Newton, petitions of the New Hounpofdeten- 
England Moral Reform Society and the Ladies' Physio- }n™&™ 
logical Institute of Boston, — severally, for legislation to P°"<* m " r <> M - 
require the Board of JPolice of the city of Boston to 
establish a house of detention for women in said city, and 
for further legislation relative to police matrons and the 
custody of women under arrest. 

Severally referred to the committee on Cities. 

By Mr. Conwell of Provincetown, petition of F. B. wiwrowi. 
Crocker and others ; by Mr. Alden of Middleborough, pe- 
tition of J. M. Clark, Jr., and others : and by Mr. Dearing 
of Braintree, petition of Rodolphus Porter and 36 others, 
— severally, for the privilege, between high and low water 
mark, of shooting wild fowl. 

Severally referred to the committee on Fisheries and 
Game. 

By Mr. Smith of Leicester, petition of Charles L. cider. 
Bennett and others ; by Mr. Russell of Douglas, petition 
of Charles W. Potter and others ; by Mr. Connell of 
Dracut, petition of George T. Gilson and others ; by Mr. 
Hutchinson of Lexington, petition of Sidney Lawrence 
and others; and by Mr. Beck of Milton, petition of 
David W. Tucker and others, — severally, for legislation 
providing that cider shall not be subject to the provisions 
of the laws relating to intoxicating liquors. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Liquor Law. 

By Mr. Henry of Fall River, petition of the American American Linen 
Linen Company of Fall River, for authority to increase Com P an y- 
its capital stock. Referred to the committee on Mercan- 
tile Affairs. 

By Mr. Smalley of Nantucket, remonstrance of John jaii and hou«e 
W. Hallett and others against the abolition of the jail &Sl? Q lQ 
and house of correction in Nantucket. Referred to the 
committee on Prisons. 

By Mr. Woodward of Wakefield, petition of William First district 
N. Tyler, clerk of the first district court of eastern erSwldd^ex. 
Middlesex, for an increase of salary, and that he may be 
allowed an assistant ; also, that he may be reimbursed for 
money already paid for assistance. Referred to the com- 
mittee on Public Service. 

By Mr. Hutchinson of Lexington, petition of F. B. JJ 001 ^^ 
Sanborn and others for the enactment of a law enabling 
women to vote in all town and municipal elections and 



86 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Practice of med- 
icine. 



George C. Boa- 
■on. 



Execution of 
criminals. 



affairs, including the question of granting liquor licenses. 
Referred to the committee on Woman Suffrage. 
Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. McEttrick of Boston, remonstrance of A. S. 
Hay ward against the proposed change of the laws relative 
to the practice of medicine. 

By Mr. Stearns of Dedham, petition of George C. 
Bosson for legislation to confirm the acts done by him 
as a justice of the peace. 

By Mr. Carpenter of Brookline, petition of S. E. 
Howard and others for more humane methods in the exe- 
cution of criminals. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 



citizens. 



Orders. 

On motion of Mr. Shepard of Danvers, — 
pu\Aio y iZt!lu- a Ordered, That the committee on Labor consider the 
not n nHtwS e Jr 0118 © x P ec ^ enc y of legislation forbidding the employment of 
naturalized male persons over twenty-one years of age, who are not 
native or naturalized citizens of the United States, in 
public institutions of any kind that are supported in 
whole or in part by this Commonwealth, and are under 
the management or direction of officers appointed by the 
Governor and Council. 

On motion of Mr. Miller of Needham, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- 
sider the expediency of prohibiting sales of intoxicating 
liquor by iunholders on holidays, election days and Sun- 
days, and between the hours of eleven o'clock at night 
and six o'clock in the morning. 
Severally sent up for concurrence. 

On motion of Mr. Hayes of Lynn, — 

Order* d, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of 6uch legislation as may prevent the 
fining or imprisonment of any person found intoxicated in 
any city or town in thi6 Commonwealth where the sale of 
intoxicating liquors as a beverage is licensed, providing 
said person is npt disorderly or endangering the life or 
property of others at the time of arrest. 

On motion of Mr. Allen of Woburn, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of codifying the criminal laws of the Com- 
monwealth. 



Sale of intoxi- 
cating liquor by 
Innholdfrs on 
holidays, elec- 
tion duys and 
Sunday*. 



Arrest of 

intoxicated 

persons. 



Codification of 
the criminal 
laws. 



MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 1889. 87 

On motion of Mr. Shepard of Dan vers, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Ju*ticwof the 
the expediency of legislation providing that justices of peace ' 
the peace, specially designated to issue preliminary war- 
rants, be paid by stated salaries instead of fees in separate 
cases. 

On motion of Mr. McDonough of Fall River, — 

Ordered j That the committee on the Judiciary consider £tf{^"* n f ^ the 
the expediency of amending section 34 of chapter 159 of bar as attorney*. 
the Public statutes, in regard to petitioners for examina- at " law ' 
tion for admission to the bar as attorueys-at-law, so as to 
regulate the time of entering the petitions of said persons 
in court, and to provide for the assigning of a definite time 
and place for the examination of said petitioners. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider s«t-off of«ecu- 
the expediency of so amending section 25 of chapter 171 th°e n Lme*ar- 
of the Public Statutes, relative to the set-off of executions tlog * 
between the same parties, sis to provide that executions 
from courts of record, of whatsoever jurisdiction, may be 
set off one against the other ; also, of so amending the 
second clause of section 27 of said chapter 171, as to pro- 
vide that the assignment to a third person of any claim, 
judgment or execution, where the assignor, at the time of 
- making said assignment, is a judgment debtor of the per- 
son alleged as debtor in the assignment, shall be null 
and void as to the amount of said last-named debtor's 
judgment. 

On motion of Mr. Barnes of Chelsea, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Board, of 
the expediency of amending chapter 80 of the Public ** 
Statutes so as to compel cities to establish boards of 
health. 

On motion of Mr. Slocum of Newton, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insoi- J^'^^Sea 
vency consider the expediency of so amending the laws <»radevi»eor 
relating to the probate of testate estates, that notice shall beqau * t * 
be given by the probate court to all devisees and legatees 
of any devise or bequest. 

The order, laid over from Friday, relative to making it intoxicating 
an offence punishable by fine or imprisonment for persons quor "' 
to be found on premises where intoxicating liquors are 



88 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Social clubs. 



illegally sold ; and the order, laid over from Friday, rela- 
tive to providing that no club for social or other purposes 
shall be incorporated under the general laws of the Com- 
monwealth, unless first recommended by the board having 
power to grant licenses in the town or city where said 
club is to be located ; 
Were severally rejected. 



Ownership of 
real estate. 



Introduced on Leave. 

By Mr. Morison of Boston, a Bill to amend section 13 
of chapter 11 of the Public Statutes, relating to the own- 
ership of real estate for the purpose of taxation. Read 
and referred to the committee on Taxation, and sent up 
for concurrence. 



Board of Police 
of the city of 
Boston. 



Taken from the Table. 

On motions of Mr. Slocum of Newton, the fourth annual 
report of the Board of Police for the city of Boston was 
taken from the table and referred to the committee on 
Cities, and sent up for concurrence. 



Coloring of but- 
ter, cheese and 
oleomargarine. 



Committee on 
Manufactures. 



Soldiers and 
sailors. 



State House 
Commission. 



Papers from the Senate. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Agri- 
culture consider the expediency of legislation to prevent 
the coloring of butter, cheese and oleomargarine, by the 
use of annotto or other similar substances. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Manu- 
factures be authorized to visit such places, within the 
limits of the Commonwealth, as they may deem necessary 
in the discharge of their duties. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Mili- 
tary Affairs consider the expediency of amending section 
2 of chapter 438 of the Acts of the year 1888, so that no 
person receiving support, in whole or in part, under the 
provisions of this Act, shall, in any sense, be deemed a 
pauper. 

The annual report of the State House Commission on 
the work performed and the expenditures made by it dur- 
ing the year ending Dec. 31, 1888, with a list of expendi- 
tures in the department of the Sergeant-at-Arms, was re- 
ferred, in concurrence, to the committee on State House. 



MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 1889. 89 

The following petitions were referred, in concurrence : — 
Petition of Worcester Grange, No. 22, Patrons of Hus- J^JJ^JJ dalry 
bandry, for the enactment of a law to prevent deception 
in the manufacture and sale of imitation dairy products. 
To the committee on Agriculture. 

Petition of O. P. Gaylord and others that the Public cider. 
Statutes be amended so that cider shall not be subject to 
the provisions thereof relating to intoxicating liquors. To 
the committee on the Liquor Law. 

Petition of the Holyoke Water Power Company for nfoiyotoww«r 
authority to increase its capital stock beyond its present pany. 
limit, to an amount not to exceed one million two hundred 
thousand dollars. To the committee on Mercantile Af- 
fairs. 

Petition of James L. Corthell and others for a change gj l £ l A t JJ fB 
of name of the South Abington Baptist Church. To the chunX * 
committee on Parishes and Religious Societies. 

Petition of the Boston Water Board for authority to lay g°«t™ w«t«r 

_ -■■»*> .11 i ii BoMrd, — water 

water pipes to Long and Moon islands, and supply the pipes to Long 
same with Sudbury River and Cochituate Lake water, and*. °° n 
To the committee on Water Supply, with instructions to 
hear the parties, after such notice has been given as the 
committee shall direct. 

Reconsideration. 

On motion of Mr. Gilman of Newton, the vote whereby ^J^J 1 ^*" 
the resolve relative to the centennial celebration of the inauguration of 
inauguration of George Washington as President of the ^ZI°m PrWi- 
United States, was, on Friday last, passed ty be engrossed, unted'stStea. 
in concurrence, was reconsidered. Pending the recurring 
question on the engrossment of the resolve, Mr. Gilman 
moved to amend in line 20 by striking out the word 
"ten" and inserting in place thereof the word "five," 
and in line 21 by striking out the word " thirty " and in- 
serting in place thereof the word " fifteen." The amend- 
ments were adopted, and the resolve, as amended, was 
passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, and sent up for 
concurrence in the amendments. 

Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Heslan of Boston, from the committee on George h. 
Elections, leave to withdraw, on the petition of George 2U5S election. 



90 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Salary of the 
treasurer of 
Bristol County. 



Orders of the 
Day. 



H. Bond for the seat now held by John H. Crowley as 
Representative from the 14th Suffolk Representative 
District, and for a recount of ballots cast for Representa- 
tive in said district. Read and placed in the orders of 
the day for to-morrow. 

By Mr. Alden of Middieborough, from the committee 
on Public Service, on a petition, a Bill to establish the 
salary of the treasurer of Bristol County. Read and 
ordered to a second reading. 

Orders of the Day. 

The report of the committee on Military Affairs, leave 
to withdraw, on the petition of Lucy C. Morse for State 
aid, was accepted, in concurrence. 

Bills: 

Making appropriations for compensation and mileage of 
officers and men of the volunteer militia, and for other 
expenses of the military department ; 

Making appropriations for certain educational expenses ; 

To establish the salary of the justice of the first dis- 
trict court of southern Middlesex ; and 

To enable the Northampton Street Railway Company 
to issue bonds and mortgage its property to secure the 
payment thereof; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

Bills : 

Providing for a second assistant clerk of the courts for 
the county of Middlesex ; 

To establish the salary of the clerk of the police court 
of Marlborough ; and 

To amend section 11 of chapter 27 of the Public 
Statutes, authorizing towns to celebrate their 250th anni- 
versary ; and 

Resolves : 

To confirm the acts of George L. Went worth as justice 
of the peace ; and 

In favor of Charles Wright and Moses G. Howe ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be en- 
grossed and sent up for concurrence. 



On motion of Mr. Lovell of Boston, at five minutes 
before three o'clock the House adjourned* 



TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1889. 91 



Tuesday, January 22, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 

Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Abstract of Returns of Liquor Licenses. 

The abstract of returns received from the several cities Attract or re- 
nod towns by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, No- K.Sf."^ ' 
vember, 1888, under the requirements of section 5, chap- 
ter 100, Public Statutes, showing the number of licenses 
issued for the sale of intoxicating liquors, etc., was re- 
ceived, referred to the committee on the Liquor Law, and 
sent up for concurrence. 

Petition* Presented* 

By Mr. Morison of Boston, petition of Edward Ever- pensioning 
ett Hale and others that the school committee of Bos- -^^ teMher> - 
ton have authority to pension teachers who have served 
fifty consecutive years. 

By Mr. Hildreth of Boston, petition of J. F. Sullivan, Tmantchii. 
maj'or, and the school committee of Holyoke, for legis- dreQ - 
lation to provide a place of confinement for truant chil- 
dren. 

Severally referred to the committee on Education. 

By Mr. Barker of Maiden, petition of the National ^JJJJ^JJ 1 °J 4 
Woman Suffrage Association of Massachusetts for legis- tax. 
lation tc> compel assessors of taxes to inquire at every 
house whether there are any women living therein who 
desire to be assessed a poll tax. 

By Mr. Plaisted of Worcester, petition of John M. ^^uSm. 
Berry for certain legislation concerning state, city and 
town elections. 

Severally referred to the committee on Election Laws. 

By Mr. Conwell of Provincetown, petition of C. H. wiwfowi.- 
Nichols and others; by Mr. Sherman of Plymouth, peti- 
tion of Leonard Barker and others ; by Mr. Eld ridge of 
Bourne, petition of John W. Wedlock and others, — sev- 
erally, for the privilege, between high and low water 
mark, of shooting wild fowl. 

Severally referred to the committee on Fisheries and 
Game. 



92 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

bu1{dili ghome. B y Mr - Mellen of Worcester, petitiou of John M. 
steads. Berry for a State loau to enable laborers to build home- 

steads. Referred to the committee on Labor. 

cati e ngVCo X r"on B y Mr - Carpenter of Brookline, petition of Warren 
Labor Day. Boyden and others that sales of liquor be prohibited on 

Labor Day. 
cider. By Mr. Brewster of Worthington, petition of James D. 

Barnes and others ; by Mr. Gould of Warren, petition of 
T. D. Sawtell and others ; by Mr. Ripley of Granville, 
petition of H. M. Peebles and others ; and by Mr. Kim- 
ball of Northampton, petition of W. D Fuller and others, 
— severally, for legislation providing that cider shall not 
be subject to the provisions of the laws relating to intoxi- 
cating liquors. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Liquor 
Law. 



ness 



'SublSiid ^ ^ r * P rat * of Abington, petition of Henry B. Peirce 
^"Association! and others for incorporation as the Abington Business Club 
Building Association. Referred to the committee on 
Mercantile Affairs. 



juiia a. Nor. By Mr. Dodge of Wenham, petition of Julia A. Nor- 

cross. J r c <? . 9 * 

cross for State aid. 
John McDevut. By Mr. McDonough of Boston, petition of John Mc- 
Devitt for the payment of a bounty for services in the 
United States navy during the late rebellion as a part of 
the quota of the Commonwealth. 

Severally referred to the committee on Military Af- 
fairs. 

teibieEye B J Mr - bottler of Boston,' petition of the Massachu- 
»nd Ear infirm- se tts Charitable Eye and E:ir Infirmary for an appro- 
priation of fifteen thousand dollars. Referred to the 
committee on Public Charitable Institutions. 



ary, 



ciericsi Rjsfrt. By Mr. Dubuque of Fall River, petition of A. B. 

ftnee for the - i i • /• • it . r /»¥-*• 

second district Leonard, clerk of the second district court of Bristol, lor 

court of Bristol. . * . , . . 

extra clerical assistance, 
jwtioeorthe ^ ** r * Tompkins of New Bedford, petition of Alanson 

third district Borden, justice of the third district court of Bristol, for 

court of Bristol. * i 

an increase of salary, 
dtotr&rttor- ^ ^ r ' Pinkerton of Worcester, petition of the dis- 
neyofthemid. trict attorney of the middle district for increase of 

die district. . J 

salary. 



TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1889. 93 

By the same gentleman, petition of E. T. Raymond 5?%iS e 5£ 
and others of Worcester that the salary of the clerk of the y^™^ ' 
central district court of Worcester may be increased. 

Severally referred to the committee on Public Service. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Morison of Boston, petition of Charles H. 2E&* 
Allen and 60 others for legislation restricting the prac- 
tice of medicine to persons of good moral character and 
of adequate knowledge. Referred to the committee on 
the Judiciary. 

Order 8. 

On motion of Mr. Lally of Milford, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Military Affairs con- state aid to 
sidcr the expediency of amending chapter 301 of the Acts Jltta'd' 801 " 
of the 3'ear 1879 so as to provide for the payment of' aliora * 
State aid to dependent widows of honorably discharged 
soldiers and sailors. 

Sent up for concurrence. 

On motion of Mr. Pinkerton of Worcester, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary con- Breaking and 
sider the expediency of such legislation as to make it an enterinR * 
offence to break and enter, in manner described in sections 
10, 11 and 12 of chapter 203 of the Public Statutes, any 
dwelling-house, building, ship or vessel named therein, 
without the intent to commit any or either of the crimes 
or felonies recited in said section, and to provide a pun- 
ishment for said offence. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Notice of 
the expediency of such legislation as will require the crimfifiuwor 
Secretary of the Commonwealth, immediately after the P rocedure - 
approval by the Governor of any Act or of any Acts ac- 
quiring the force of law, which shall affect, change or add 
to the criminal law or procedure of the Commonwealth, 
to forward to each justice of the supreme judicial and 
superior courts, to the judges of each municipal, police 
and district court, to every trial justice and district 
attorney, or other official charged with the administration 
of criminal law in courts of law, a certified copy of said Act. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Evidence in 
the expediency of such legislation as will provide that in uo"n. 80fabor " 



94 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Employers' 
liability. 



Licensing of 
female dogs. 



Distribution 
ai>d descent of 
real and per- 
sonal estate. 



Amount of bond 
to be famished 
by administra- 
tors. 



Notice of ap- 
pointment and 
sales of real 
estate by execu- 
tors, guardians 
and others. 



Free passes on 
railroads. 



prosecutions under and for violation of the provisions of 
section 9 of chapter 207 of the Public Statutes, where 
the death of the woman results from the means therein 
described, the dying declarations of such deceased person 
shall be admissible in evidence. 

On motion of Mr. Moore of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of amending section 1 of chapter 270 of 
the Acts of the year 1887, by inserting in section 1, and 
to be numbered clause 4, the words, " or by reason of the 
employment of incompetent fellow-workmen." 

On motion of Mr. Pratt of Abington, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of amending section 82 of chapter 102 of 
the Public Statutes, relating to the licensing of female dogs* 

On motion of Mr. Sanger of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insolvency 
consider the expediency of altering, revising and codifying 
the laws relating to the distribution and descent of real 
and personal estate, and the proceedings relative thereto. 

On motion of Mr. Kemp of Cambridge, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insolvency 
consider the expediency of so amending section 2 of 
chapter 130 of the Public Statutes as to fix by law the 
amount of bond to be furnished, as there required, by 
administrators. 

On motion of Mr. Harris of East Bridgewatcr, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insolvency 
consider the expediency of providing by law for proof of 
giving of notice of appointment and sales of real estate 
by executors, guardians and others. 

The following order, offered by Mr. Ferren of Stone- 
ham, was rejected : — 

Ordered, That the cojnmittee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of legislation prohibiting members of the 
Legislature, and all State, county, city and town officers, 
from accepting free passes, and riding thereon, over any 
ot the railroads within this Commonwealth. 

Subsequently, Mr. Ferren moved to reconsider the vote 
whereby the order was rejected, which motion was placed 
first in the orders of the day for to-morrow. 



TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1889. 95 

Reconsideration. 

Mr. Gracey of Salem moved to reconsider the vote social clubs. 
whereby the House, yesterday, rejected the order instruct- 
ing the committee on the Liquor Law to consider the ex- 
pediency of legislation providing that no club for social 
or other purposes shall be incorporated under the general 
laws of the Commonwealth, unless first recommended by 
the board having power to grant licenses in the town or 
city where said club is to be located. 

The motion prevailed. Pending the recurring question 
on the adoption of the order, Mr. Preble of Boston 
moved to amend by striking out the words "Liquor 
Law," and inserting in place thereof the word "Judi- 
ciary." The amendment ^as carried, and the order, as 
amended, was adopted. 

Introduced on Leave. 

By Mr. Blume of Boston, a Bill in relation to sales and JJjj JJ trSt** 
mortgages of trust estates. Read and referred to the estates. 
committee on the Judiciary. 

Papers from the Senate. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Towns committee on 
be authorized to employ a stenographer, and to make lown,# 
such reports in print as may seem to the committee neces- 
sary or expedient. 

A report of the committee on Public Service, inexpe- Revision of 
dient to legislate, on an order relative to revising the JSluraneedS. 6 
salaries in the insurance department, accepted by the p 1 ^ 11 """- 
Senate, was read and placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 

A petition of Alfred Hemenway and others for an salary of the 
increase of the salary of the first assistant clerk of the SJkorS? 1 
municipal court for civil business in the city of Boston, °u?l c & Rl clV ii 
was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Public business in the 

« . city of Boston. 

Service. 

A remonstrance of Jesse H. Jones and others against cider, 
any amendment of the Public Statutes which would exempt . 
cider from the present provisions of law relating to it, was 
referred, in concurrence, to the committee on the Liquor 
Law. 



96 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



proprlntion 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Lovell of Boston, from the committee on 
Finance, on an order relative to appropriation bills, a Bill 
making appropriations for incidental, contingent and mis- 
cellaneous expenses of the various departments and com- 
missions of the Commonwealth. 

By Mr. Norcross of Medford, from the same committee, 
on an order relative to appropriation bills, a Bill making 
appropriations for salaries and expenses at the Lyman 
School for Boys at We6tborough. 

By Mr. Bixby of Brockton, from the same committee, 
on an order relative to appropriation bills, a Bill making 
appropriations for salaries and expenses at the State In- 
dustrial School for Girls. 

By Mr. Wilkins of Ashburnham, from the same com- 
mittee, on an order relative to appropriation bills, a Bill 
making appropriations for salaries and expenses at the 
State Primary School at Monson. 

By Mr. Dubuque of Fall River, from the committee on 
TOurtoFLweij. the Judiciary, on an order, a Bill to provide for the ap- 
pointment of an assistant clerk of the police court of 
Lowell. 

By Mr. Bottum of Northampton, from the committee on 
Mercantile Affairs, on a petition, a Bill to authorize the 
Boston Children's Friend Society to hold additional real 
and personal estate. 

By Mr. Brooks of Ashby, from the committee on Par- 
ishes and Religious Societies, on a petition, a Bill to 
amend section 2 of chapter 333 of the Acts of the year 
1867, concerning the trustees of the Episcopal Theologi- 
cal School. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Bicknell of Boston, from the committee on Edu- 
cation, on petitions, a Resolve to provide for furnishing 
Crocker Hall at the State Normal School at Framingham. 
Read and referred, under the rule, to the committee on 
Finance. 
Legislative bui- gy yi Ym McDonough of Boston, from the joint special 

letin of com- J . © \ < J * 

mittee hearings, committee consisting ot the committees on Rules oi botn 
branches, on an order, a Resolve authorizing the publica- 
tion of a bulletin of committee hearings. Read, and on 



t& v . 



Ibid. 



Ibid. 



Ibid. 



Assistant dork 
for the police 



Boston Chil- 
dren's Friend 
Society. 



Episcopal The. 
ological School. 



Stnte Normal 
School at Fram- 
ingham. 



TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1889. 97 

motion of Mr. McDonough, the rules were suspended and 
the resolve was read a second and a third time, and was 
passed to be engrossed and sent up for concurrence. Rule 
15 was also suspended, on further motion of the same 
gentleman. 

Resolve Passed. 

An engrossed Resolve, authorizing the treasurer to bor- Revive pasted, 
row money in anticipation of revenue (which originated 
in the House), was passed, signed and sent to the Senate. 

Orders of the Day. 

The report of the committee on Elections, leave to ordenofthe 
withdraw, on the petition of George H. Bond for the seat Day ' 
now held by John H. Crowley as Representative from 
the 14th Suffolk Representative District, and for a re- 
count of ballots cast for Representative in said district, 
was accepted. 

The Bill to establish the salary of the treasurer of 
Bristol County was read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

Bills: 

To authorize the New England Shoe and Leather Asso- 
ciation to hold additional real and personal property 
(amended on motion of Mr. Bottum of Northampton ) ; 

Making appropriations for compensation and mileage 
of officers and men of the volunteer militia, and for other 
expenses of the military department ; 

Making appropriations for certain educational expenses ; 

To establish the salary of the justice of the first dis- 
trict court of southern Middlesex ; and 

To enable the Northampton Street Railway Company 
to issue bonds and mortgage its property to secure the 
payment thereof; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be engrossed 
and sent up for concurrence. 



On motion of Mr. Frost of Boston, at six minutes before 
three o'clock the House adjourned. 



98 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Wednesday, January 23, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 



Samuel Hill- 



Wild fowl. 



Cider. 



Old Ladies' 
Home Associa- 
tion in Haver* 
bill. 

Allen Gymna- 
sium Company. 



Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Brown of North Adams, petition of Samuel 
Hillman for an increase of annuity for injuries received in 
an explosion at Hoosac Tunnel. Referred to the com- 
mittee on Expenditures. 

By Mr. Crowell of Dennis, petition of John S. Nichol- 
son and others for the privilege, between high and low 
water mark, of shooting wild fowl. Referred to the com- 
mittee on Fisheries and Game. 

By Mr. Cutler of Greenfield, petition of Shumway 
Goldthwaite, Sr., and others; by Mr. Packard of Con- 
way, petition of George F. Alexander and others ; and by 
Mr. Howe of Hubbardston, petition of B. D. Allen and 
others, — severally, for legislation providing that cider 
shall not be subject to the provisions of the laws relating 
to intoxicating liquors. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Liquor Law. 

By Mr. Johnson of Haverhill, petition of the Old 
Ladies' Home Association in Haverhill for an amendment 
of its charter. 

By Mr. Blume of Boston, petition of the Allen Gym- 
nasium Company for an amendment of its charter. 

Severally referred to the committee on Mercantile 
Affairs. 



Augusta A. Per- 
kins. 



By Mr. Hixon of Chelsea, petition of Augusta A. Per- 
kins that she may be made eligible to receive State aid. 
Elizabeth Scott. By the same gentleman, petition of Elizabeth Scott 
that she may be made eligible to receive State aid. 

By the same gentleman, petition of William Jackson 
that he may be made eligible to receive State aid. 

By the same gentleman, petition of George D. Moran- 
dus that he may be made eligible to receive State aid. 

Severally referred to the committee on Military Affairs. 



William Jack 
son. 



Geo. D. Moran- 
dus. 



WEDNESDAY, JANUAKY 23, 1889. 99 

By Mr. Aldeo of Duxbury, petition of Gurnet Bridge guraet^Bridge 
Company for an amendment of section 5 of chapter 301 ompany " 
of the Acts of the year 1887, by striking out the last clause 
thereof, relative to the cost of repairing and maintaining 
the bridge across the waters of Duxbury harbor. Re- 
ferred to the committee on Roads and Bridges. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Preble of Boston, petition of the officers of the office™ ef the 
municipal court of the city of Boston for legislation giv- SEXoRiie 
ing to said officers the same authority which constables d* * 80 * *- 
now have to serve the processes of said court, and con- 
cerning the tenure of office of said officers. 

By Mr. Dewey of Boston, petitions of James Dowling Practice of 
and others, and of William W. Greenough and others; me 
and by Mr. Sanger of Cambridge, petitions of Charles L. 
James and others, and of R. M. Morse, Jr., and others, — 
severally, for legislation restricting the practice of medi- 
cine. f 

Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 

Orders. 

On motion of Mr. Mellen of Worcester, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Labor consider the savings banks, 
expediency of legislation requiring the Bureau of Labor - wa * e - earaerB - 
Statistics to collect from the savings banks of the State 
the statistics of the deposits of the wage-earners, to the 
end that a comprehensive knowledge may be obtained of 
the savings of the wage-earning people of the Common- 
wealth. 

On motion of Mr. Crowell of Dennis, — 

Ordered , That the committee on the Liquor Law con- Native wines, 
sider the expediency of amending section 1 of chapter 
100 of the Public Statutes, so as to place some restric- 
tions on the sales of native wines. 

On motion of Mr. McDonough of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Military Affairs be state pension 
instructed to investigate the affairs of the State pension agent * 
agent, and report to the Legislature within reasonable 

time. 

On motion of Mr. Shepard of Danvers, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Military Affairs con- Dependent 
sider the expediency of so amending chapter 438 of the £110?™ an 



100 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Acts of the year 1888 that the relief thereby authorized 
to be afforded dependent soldiers and sailors, or their 
widows and minor children, shall be paid them through 
other departments than the Overseers of the Poor or the 
State Board of Lunacy and Charity. 

On motion of Mr. Macfarlane of Lynn, — 
SSturaui g^«- Ordered, That the committee on Printing consider the 
tietry. expediency of printing twelve hundred extra copies of the 

second report of the Hoard of Registration in Dentistry, 

for the use of the Board. 



Board of Rail- 
road Commis- 
sioners. 



On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Printing consider the 
expediency of providing for an additional number of 
copies of the report of the Board of Railroad Commis- 
sioners. 



Service con- 
amount now 



Protection 
against acci- 
dents for em- 
ployees on 
freight-trains. 



Female con- 
victs. 



On motion of Mr. Sohier of Beverly, — 
cierfcajwrvice Ordered, That the committee on Public 
mentoftnesec- sider the expediency of increasing the 
common- 1116 allowed by law for clerical service in the department of 
wealth. |.jj e Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

On motion of Mr. Mellen of Worcester, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Railroads consider the 

expediency of legislation for the better protection against 

accidents for employees on freight-trains. 
Severally sent up for concurrence. 

On motion of Mr. Pinkerton of Worcester, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of amending existing law so that a female 
convict may be sentenced to confinement at hard labor in 
a jail, house of correction, or the Reformatory Prison for 
Women, for the same term of years as she might be con- 
fined could the sentence be executed in the State Prison. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of such legislation as will make it an 
offence to enter, or break and enter, in the manner de- 
scribed in section 13 of chapter 203 of the Public Statutes, 
the buildings, ship or vessel named therein, but without 
the intent to commit any of the crimes or felonies recited 
in said section, and to provide a penalty for said offence. 



Breaking and 
entering. 



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1889. 101 

On motion of Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Larceny from 
the expediency of so amending the laws of this Common- paS!eT. 8Com " 
wealth as to increase the penalty for larceny from express 
companies and other common carriers. 

The following order, offered by Mr. Bottum of North- 
ampton, was, at the request of Mr. Henry of Fall River, 
laid over until to-morrow : — 

Ordered, That, when the House adjourns on Thursday Hour of meet- 
of each week, it be to meet on Friday at eleven o'clock lD « onFrldft y- 

A.M. 

Introduced on Leave. 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, a Bill to provide for the Foreign ships 
filing of the copy of the register of foreign ships and ** ve8fle 
vessels. Read and referred to the committee on Mercan- 
tile Affairs, and sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Greenwood of Ashland, a Bill relating to the Exemption 
exemption from attachment or execution of property be- mSSor^cu- 
longing to pensioners of the United States government. beioni£g°to erty 
Read and referred to the committee on the Judiciary. EJuSEd * 

States. 

Papers from the Senate. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that, in addition to the usual ^™ i * , ^ ,e ^ 
legislative edition, five hundred copies of the report of icai survey, 
the Commissioners on Topographical Survey be printed, 
for the use of said commission. 

The Senate Resolves relative to the centennial cele- centennial cele- 
bration of the inauguration of George Washington as i D Tu^™uon e of 
President of the United States came down concurred in fj^nv™*- 
the House amendment, with an amendment, in which the united'sutes. 
House concurred, under a suspension of the rule, and 
the resolves were sent to the Senate endorsed accordingly. 

The following petitions were referred, in concurrence : — 
Petition of the United States Hotel Company for an united states 

amendment of its charter. To the committee on Mercan- Hotel mpany ' 

tile Affairs. 

Petition of George H. Tucker, treasurer of Berk- Treasurer of 
shire County, for an increase of salary. To the commit- county, 
tee on Public Service. 



102 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

Suway <££ Petition of the Newton Street Railway Company for 
p»y« authority to purchase the Waltham and Newton Street 

Railway, and for other purposes. To the committee on 
Street Railways, with instructions to hear the parties, 
after such notice has been given as the committee shall 
direct. 

Jownof Petition of E. E. Baldwin and others for the incorpo- 

ration of the town of Brooks. To the committee on 
Towns. 

Reports of Committees. 

SlltanS^the ^ ^ r " Howard of Lawrence, from the committee on 
cheiaea police Public Service, inexpedient to legislate, on an order 
0011 * relative to extra clerical assistance in the Chelsea police 

court. Read and placed in the orders of the day for 

to-morrow. 

Appropriation By Mr. Lovell of Boston, from the committee on 
Finance, on an order relative to appropriation bills, a Bill 
making appropriations for salaries and expenses at the 
State Prison, Massachusetts Reformatory, the Reforma- 
tory Prison for Women, and for expenses in connection 
therewith. 

Ibld * By Mr. Gould of Warren, from the 6ame committee, on 

an order relative to appropriation bills, a Bill making ap- 
propriations for carrying out the provisions of the Act 
relating to the employment of prisoners in the prisons of 
the Commonwealth. 

Ibld - By Mr. Wales of Attleborough, from the same commit- 

tee, on an order relative to appropriation bills, a Bill 
making appropriations for sundry charitable expenses. 

rnt a cier?o l f"tne ^ ^ r * Hascltine of Lawrence, from the committee on 
«^rio^court. f Public Service, on an order, a Bill providing for a fourth 
Suffolk county, assistant clerk of the superior court, civil ' session, of 
the county of Suffolk. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

u^tote^?or- at ^ ^ r - Wales of Attleborough, from the committee on 
F»min h °him finance, that the Resolve to provide for furnishing 
ram D g am. Q r0Q ^ eY jj a n at ^ e gt a te Normal School at Framingham 
ought to pass. Placed in the orders of the day for to- 
morrow for a second reading. 

Michael o'Nem. By Mr. Oakman of Boston, from the committee on 
Military Affairs, on a petition, a Resolve in favor of 
Michael O'Neill. 



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1889. 103 

By Mr. Blodgett of Templeton, from the committee on insane crimi- 
Pablic Charitable Institutions, on an order, a Bill to pro- "^ 
vide for the support of the criminal insane by the Com- 
monwealth. 

Severally read and referred, under the rule, to the 
committee on Finance. 

Resolves Passed. 

Engrossed Resolves, relative to the centennial celebra- Resoivea 
tion of the inauguration of George Washington as Presi- pHMed ' 
dent of the United States (which originated in the Senate), 
were passed, signed and sent to the Senate. 

Orders of the Day. 

The motion to reconsider the vote whereby the House order* of the 
yesterday rejected the order relative to prohibiting mem- Day * 
bers of the Legislature, and all State, county, city or town 
officers, from accepting free passes, and riding thereon, 
over any of the railroads within this Commonwealth, was 
lost. 

The report of the committee on Public Service, inex- 
pedient to legislate, on an order relative to revising the 
salaries in the insurance department, was accepted, in 
concurrence. 

Bills : 

To amend section 2 of chapter 333 of the Acts of the 
year 1867, concerning the trustees of the Episcopal Theo- 
logical School ; 

To authorize the Boston Children's Friend Society to 
hold additional real and personal estate ; 

To provide for the appointment of an assistant clerk of 
the police court of Lowell ; 

Making appropriations for salaries and expenses at the 
Lyman School for Boys at Westborough ; 

Making appropriations for salaries and expenses at the 
State Industrial School for Girls ; and 

Making appropriations for salaries and expenses at the 
State Primary School at Monson ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

The Bill to establish the salary of the treasurer of the 
county of Bristol (its title having been changed by the 



104 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

committee on Bills in the Third Reading) was read a third 
time, passed to be engrossed and sent up for concurrence. 

The Bill making appropriations for incidental, con- 
tingent and miscellaneous expenses of the various depart- 
ments and commissions of the Commonwealth was read a 
second time, and considered. Mr. McDonough of Boston 
moved to amend by striking out the clause relating to the 
appropriation for the State pension agent. After debate, 
the amendment was rejected, and the bill was ordered to 
a third reading. 



On motion of Mr. Kimball of Fitchburg, at two minutes 
past three o'clock the House adjourned. 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1889. 105 



Thursday, January 24, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Reports Received. 

The annual report of the deputy tax commissioner ; Deputy tax 
and the 
Annual report 'of the treasurer and receiver-general ; 7 e r £we™ rand 
Were severally received and were laid on the table. general. 

Petitions Presented. 

fy Mr. Dewey of Boston, petitions of Matilda God- 2Xfoommii- 
dard and 15 others ; and of S. R. Urbino and 30 tees. 
others, — severally, for legislation providing that one- 
third of the members of school committees in cities and 
towns shall be women. 

Severally referred to the committee on Education. 

By Mr. Riley of Adams, petition of Philo W. Knox cider. 
and others for legislation providing that cider shall 
not be subject to the provisions of the laws relating to 
intoxicating liquors. Referred to the committee on the 
Liquor Law. 

By Mr. Dame of Newbury, petition of Albert C. Tit- jfXK^ ry and 
comb and others of Amesbury, Salisbury and Merrimac, Merrimac. 
that said towns may be relieved from the cost of main- 
taining and repairing certain bridges. Referred to the 
committee on Roads and Bridges. 

By Mr. Gould of Warren, petition of Richard Sugden BrookAeid,- 
and others that the easterly part of the town of Brookfield Ea8tBrookfl<,ld - 
be set off and incorporated as the town of East Brookfield. 
Referred to the committee on Towns. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

Orders. 

On motion of Mr. Milton of Waltham, — 

Ordered , That the committee on the Liquor Law con- Liquor con- 
sider the expediency of giving municipal, police and dis- Ju 
trict courts and trial justices power to empanel juries 
for the trial of cases arising under chapters 100, 101 



106 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



District police. 



Employers' 
liability, — 
damages for 
personal Id. 
Juries. 



and 102 of the Public Statutes, and the Acts in amend- 
ment thereof. 

On motion of Mr. Keane of Holyoke, — 
*££*$**** Ordered, That the committee on Printing consider the 
Houseoniepre. expediency of such legislation as shall specify the num- 
ber to be printed and distribution of the journals of the 
Senate and House of Representatives. 
Severally sent up for concurrence. 

On motion of Mr. Kimball of Fitchburg, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 

the expediency of increasing the number of the district 

police. 

On motion of Mr. McDonough of Fall River, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of amending section 3 of chapter 270 of 
the Acts of the year 1887, in reference to giving notice 
to employer, by parties claiming damages for personal 
injuries, where said employer is a partnership or a cor- 
poration, or is absent from the Commonwealth, or where 
the party injured is a minor. 

On motion of Mr. Qua of Lowell, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of such legislation as shall prohibit any 
justice of a police, district or municipal court from sitting 
at the trial or hearing of any complaint in a criminal 
action or proceeding, if such justice has previously heard 
the complainant or any of his witnesses upon the subject- 
matter of such complaint. 

On motion of Mr. Brewer of Boston, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insol- 
vency consider the expediency of so amending section 14 
of chapter 142 of the Public Statutes that the supreme 
judicial court may authorize persons, other than persons 
named as executors in an instrument purporting to be the 
last will of a person deceased, to make the adjustment or 
compromise provided by said section, and such further 
amendment of said section as may be deemed expedient. 

o I n Pri d f ay. eellng The order laid over from yesterday, that, when the 

" House adjourns on Thursday of each week, it be to 

meet on Friday at eleven o'clock a.m., was amended, on 

motion of Mr. Kimball of Lynn, by striking out the 



Trials of crim- 
inal 



Compromise 
between 
devisees and 
legatees under 
wills. 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1889. 107 

words, "eleven o'clock a.m.," and inserting in place 
thereof the words, "one o'clock p.m.," and, as amended, 
was adopted. 

Changes in Committees. 

Mr. Ferry of Springfield was, at his request, excused 25S!82e£ 
from serving as chairman of the committee on Public 
Charitable Institutions, and Mr. Thayer of Randolph, of 
said committee, was designated as chairman. 

Mr. Conant of Littleton was, at his request, excused 
from serving upon the committee on County Estimates, 
and was appointed upon the committee on Public Chari- 
table Institutions. 

Mr. Ferry of Springfield was appointed upon the com- 
mittee on County Estimates. 

Papers from the Senate. 

Ordered j In concurrence, that the committee on Public s*ury of secre. 
Service consider the expediency of increasing the salary Bolrd'of 1 * 10 
of the secretary of the State Board of Health. Health - 

A Bill to authorize the Revere Street Railway Company Revere street 
to construct, maintain and operate part of its railway ^yT ay °° m * 
upon private property (reported on a petition), passed to 
be engrossed by the Senate, was read and ordered to a 
second reading. 

A petition from the Board of Control of the Massachu- Building and 
setts Experiment Station for an appropriation to enable JS^ubieVhyii- 
them to erect a suitable building and apparatus for a ology * 
department of vegetable physiology, was referred, in con- 
currence, to the committee on Agriculture. 

Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Berry of Salem, from the committee on state institution 
Prisons, asking to be discharged from the further consid- JoVo? Sunk-"" 
eration of the subject-matter of the order relative to the ardB# 
establishment of a State institution for the care, keeping 
and reformation of drunkards, and recommending that the 
same be referred to the committee on Public Charitable 
Institutions. Read and accepted, and sent up for concur 
rence. 



108 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Llauor 
before the mu- 
nicipal court of 
Boston for the 
year 1888. 



Gallop's Island. 



New Bedford 
Real Estate 
Association. 



Massachusetts 

Agricultural 

College. 



Manual of the 
General Court. 



Insurance Com. 
tnlssioner. 



Trustees of the 
Massachusetts 
Agricultural 
College. 



Orders of the 
Day. 



By Mr. Cook of Weymouth, from the committee on the 
Liquor Law, in accordance with an order adopted by 
both branches, a report received from the clerk of the 
municipal court of Boston, containing the number of 
cases that came before the said court for the year 1888, 
also the names and number of said cases that the judges 
of the said court refused to exercise jurisdiction over. 
(See House, No. 45.) Read and placed in the orders of 
the day for to-morrow. 

By Mr. Rugg of New Bedford, from the committee on 
Federal Relations, on an order, a Bill ceding jurisdiction 
to the United States government over a part of Gallop's 
Island in Boston harbor. 

By Mr. Barker of Maiden, from the committee on 
Mercantile Affairs, on a petition, a Bill to incorporate 
the New Bedford Real Estate Association. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Paige of Amherst, from the committee on 
Agriculture, on a petition, a Resolve in favor of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College. 

By Mr. Shepard of Dan vers, from the committee on 
Printing, on an order, a Bill providing for the printing 
and distribution of additional copies of the Manual of the 
General Court. 

By Mr. Barnes of Chelsea, from the committee on 
Printing, on an order, a Bill relative to printing additional 
copies of the reports of the Insurance Commissioner. 

By Mr. Potter of Longmeadow, from the committee 
on Public Service, on an order, a Bill to provide for the 
payment of the expenses of the trustees of the Massachu- 
setts Agricultural College. 

Severally read and referred, under the rule, to the 
committee on Finance. 

Orders of the Day. 

The report of the committee on Public Service, inex- 
pedient to legislate, on an order relative to extra clerical 
assistance in the Chelsea police court, was accepted and 
sent up for concurrence. 

Bills : 

Making appropriations for carrying out the provisions 
of the Act relating to the employment of prisoners in 
the prisons of the Commonwealth ; 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1889. 109 

Making appropriations for sundry charitable expenses ; 

Making appropriations for salaries and expenses at the 
State Prison, Massachusetts Reformatory, the Reforma- 
tory Prison for Women, and for expenses in connection 
therewith; and 

Providing for a fourth assistant clerk of the superior 
court, civil session, of the county of Suffolk ; and the 

Resolve to provide for furnishing Crocker Hall at the 
State Normal School at Framingham ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

Bills : 

To amend section 2 of chapter 333 of the Acts of the 
year 1867, concerning the trustees of the Episcopal The- 
ological School ; 

To authorize the Boston Children's Friend Society to 
hold additional real and personal estate ; 

To provide for the appointment of an assistant clerk of 
the police court of Lowell ; 

Making appropriations for salaries and expenses at the 
Lyman School for Boys at Westborough ; 

Making appropriations for salaries and expenses at the 
State Industrial School for Girls ; and 

Making appropriations for salaries and expenses at the 
State Primary School at Monson ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be en- 
grossed and sent up for concurrence. 



On motion of Mr. Dubuque of Fall River, at twenty- 
one minutes past two o'clock the House adjourned. 



no 



JOURNAL OP THE HOUSE, 



House of deten- 
tion for women 
in Boston. 



Cider and native 
wines. 



Cider. 



New England 
Electric Ex- 
change. 



Oakland Gar- 
den Asso- 
ciation. 



Andrew 
McCormack. 

Joseph Nagle. 



Support of sol- 
diers and sail- 
ors. 



Friday, January 25, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 

Prayer was offered by the Rev. Richard Eddy of Mel- 
rose. 

Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Cheney of Worcester, petition of George B. 
Shattuck and others for legislation to require the Board 
of Police of the city of Boston to establish a house of 
detention for women in said city, and for further legisla- 
tion relative to police matrons and the custody of women 
under arrest. 

Referred to the committee on Cities. 

By Mr. Cook of Weymouth, petition of Henry H. 
Faxon of Quincy, praying for the prohibition of the sale 
of cider and native wines in no-license towns. 

By Mr. Brown of North Adams, petition of James 
Edgerton and others for legislation providing that cider 
shall not be subject to the provisions of the laws relating 
to intoxicating liquors. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Liquor 
Law. 

By Mr. Wyman of Hyde Park, petition of P. H. Alex- 
ander and others for an act of incorporation as the New 
England Electric Exchange. 

By Mr. Kittredge of Boston, petition of The Oakland 
Garden Association for change of name, reduction of par 
value of its shares, authority to purchase additional real 
estate, improve and sell its real estate, and increase its 
capital stock. 

Severally referred to the committee on Mercantile 
Affairs. 

By Mr. Edwards of Fall River, petition of Andrew 
McCormack for additional State aid. 

By Mr. Hixon of Chelsea, petition of Joseph Nagle that 
he may be made eligible to receive State aid. 

By Mr. Dallinger of Cambridge, petition of John H. 
Wells and others for an amendment to chapter 438 of the 



FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1889. Ill 

Acts of the year 1888, relating to the support of soldiers 
and sailors and their dependent families. 
Severally referred to the committee on Military Affairs. 

By Mr. Hayes of Lynn, petition of Willard W. Gray collection of aii 
and others ; by Mr. Sanger of Cambridge, petition of W . Itoffi™°ax 7 on 
B. Pattison and others ; by Mr. Turner of Maiden, petition * 
of Edwin T. Clark and others ; and by Mr. Curtis of Marl- 
borough, petition of George A. E. Reynolds and others, — 
severally, for legislation providing for the exemption from 
tax of all products of labor, personal property and improve- 
ments upon lands, and providing for the collection of all 
public revenue from the value created by society by a 
single tax upon the rental or site value of land. 

Severally referred to the committee on Taxation. 

By Mr. Norcross of Medford, remonstrance of C. B. JJjJjJJS ' 
Crockett and 116 others against any division of the town 
of Medford. 

Referred to the committee on Towns. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Pierce of Hadley, petition of Elizabeth E. Ames Age of content, 
and others for such amendment to chapter 391 of the 
Acts of the year 1888 as will raise the age of consent 
from 14 to 18 years. 

By Mr. Preble of Boston, petition of Daniel Williams, saiaryoftbe 

lpal oc 
Charlf 



clerk of municipal court of the Charlestown district of the mmtic^o 
city of Boston, for an increase of salary. toi^dtotriJu" 



Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 

Orders. 

On motion of Mr. Eldredge of Chicopee, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Labor consider the Evening 
expediency of amending section 2, chapter 433 of the ichooU ' 
Acts of the year 1887, relating to attendance at evening 
schools, so as to provide that 70 per cent, of attendance, 
for the yearly session of evening schools, shall be the 
minimum attendance for which employment may be had 
under said Act. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Labor consider the ibid. 
expediency of amending section 3, chapter 433 of the 
Acts of the year 1887, so as to provide that any one wish- 
ing to take advantage of said section shall make applica- 



112 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Public health, - 
connection of 
buildings with 



tion to the school committee before the opening of the 
yearly session of the evening schools ; but in no case shall 
a permit be given after the close of the evening school 
year, except in case of sickness which shall be certified to 
by an attending physician. 

On motion of Mr. Brown of North Adams, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Public Health consider 
the expediency of further legislation to enable boards of 
health in cities and towns to abolish privies in such cases 
as they may deem necessary, and to compel persons own- 
ing buildings on streets through which is constructed a 
public sewer, to connect such buildings with such sewers, 
and such other legislation as may be necessary for the 
preservation of the public health. 
Severally sent up for concurrence. 

On motion of Mr. Howland of Chelsea, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of legislation securing more prompt and 
efficient notice of laws passed by the Legislature. 

On motion of Mr. Berry of Salem, — 
Liquor lioenaee. Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of amending section 5 of chapter 100 of 
the Public Statutes, relative to the granting of licenses 
by the mayors of cities or selectmen of towns, by strik- 
ing out the word " may " in the fifth line of said section, 
and inserting in place thereof the word " shall." 



Notice of laws 
patted by the 
Legislature. 



Papers from the Senate. 

Guaranty fund Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Banks 
foananTinvest- and Banking consider the expediency of amending section 
12 of chapter 387 of the Acts of the year 1887, in relation 
to the guaranty fund of mortgage, loan and investment 
companies, by inserting the words " hereafter estab- 
lished " after the word " corporation" in the first line of 
said section. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Banks 
and Banking consider the expediency of amending chapter 
253 of the Acts of the year 1884, relative to the places in 
which savings banks shall transact their business. 

Oi % dered, In concurrence, that the committee on Drain- 
age be authorized to visit such places within the limits of 



merit compa- 
nies. 



Savings banks. 



Committee on 
Drainage. 



FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1889. 113 

the Commonwealth as, in their judgment, the proper dis- 
charge of their duties may require. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Pub- ^f^JJJ^" 
lie Health consider what legislation, if any, is necessary, health. 
relative to the duties of health officers and boards of 
health. 

The following order, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Labor consider the savings banks, 
expediency of legislation requiring the Bureau of Labor w* age earn " 
Statistics to collect from the savings banks of the State 
the statistics of the deposits of the wage- earners, to the 
end that a comprehensive knowledge may be obtained of 
the savings of the wage-earning people of the Common- 
wealth, — 

Adopted by the House and sent up for concurrence, 
came down amended by striking out the words, "com- 
mittee on Labor," and inserting in place thereof the 
words, " committee on Banks and Banking." The House 
nou-concurred, and the order was returned to the Senate 
endorsed accordingly. 

A report of the committee on Railroads, leave to with- wSr£e2£ e Ra d i- 
draw, for want of proper notice, on the petition of the road company. 
Providence and Worcester Railroad Company for author- 
ity to lease its roads, property and franchises to the New 
York, Providence and Boston Railroad Company, was 
recommitted, in concurrence, to the committee on Rail- 
roads, with instructions to hear the parties, after such 
notice has been given as the committee shall direct. 

A report of the committee on Street Railways, leave to wmiamB. 
withdraw, for want of proper notice, on the petition of vatJa'rTiiroad. 
William B. Mack and others for an act of incorporation 
for the purpose of building and maintaining an elevated 
railroad on the Mack system, so called, was recommitted, 
in concurrence, to the committee on Street Railways, with 
instructions to hear the parties, after such notice has been 
given as the committee shall direct. 

A report of the committee on Expenditures, on the Treasurer and 
order relative to examining into the condition of the eraT. 7ergen " 
securities in the hands of the treasurer and receiver-gen- 
eral, and to witnessing the transfer of the same to the 
treasurer and receiver-general elect, that they have 
found the condition of the securities satisfactory and 
to correspond with the schedules thereof, and that they 



114 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Committee on 
County Esti- 
mates. 



Joint rales. 



have witnessed the transfer of the same to the treasurer 
and receiver-general elect, accepted by the Senate, was 
read and accepted, in concurrence, under- a suspension 
of the rule. 

Reports : 

Of the joint special committee appointed to prepare 
rules for the government of the two branches, on the 
order relative to providing for the appointment of a joint 
special committee on County Estimates, that it is inexpe- 
dient to provide for thfe appointment of such a committee ; 
and 

Of the joint special committee appointed to prepare 
rules for the government of the two branches, recom- 
mending the adoption of sundry joint rules for the Senate 
and House of Representatives (Senate, No. 15) ; 

Severally accepted by the Senate, were severally read 
and placed in the orders of the day for Monday. 

The following petitions were referred, in concurrence : 
Petitions of Sutton Grange, No. 109, Patrons of Hus- 
bandry, and of North Brooktield Grange, No. 132, Patrons 
of Husbandry, — severally, for legislation to prevent 
deception in the manufacture and sale of imitation dairy 
products. 

Severally to the committee on Agriculture. 

Petition of the mayor of Worcester that said city be 
authorized to make an additional water loan. To the 
committee on Cities. 

American Hn- Petition of George T. Angell and others for an act of 

mano Bduca- . . c . . ° _— _.., ~. , 

tion society. incorporation hs the American Humane Education Society. 
To the committee on Public Charitable Institutions. 



Imitation dairy 
product*. 



Worcester, city 
of. 



Uxbridge 
Water Com- 
pauy. 



Remonstrances of Gideon M. Aldrich and 92 others, and 
Moses Taft and others, — severally, against granting the 
petition of the Uxbridge Water Company for an amend- 
ment of its charter. To the committee on Water Supply. 



Evening 
schools, — eer- 
t'tlcates of 
employment. 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Dubuque of Fall River, from the committee on 
the Judiciary, asking to be discharged from the further 
consideration of the subject-matter of the order relative 
to amending or repealing section 7 of chapter 348 of the 
Acts of the year 1888, or any part thereof, so as to provide 



FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1889. 115 

that if a minor attends the evening schools he may have a 
certificate of employment notwithstanding his failure to 
attend school since reaching the age of thirteen, and 
recommending that the same be referred to the committee 
on Education. Read and accepted, and sent up for con- 
currence in the reference. 

By Mr. Dewey of Boston, from the committee on the George a 
Judiciary, on a petition, a Resolve to confirm the acts of BoMon ' 
George C. Bosson as justice of the peace. 

By Mr. Bixby of Brockton, from the committee on Appropriation 
Finance, on an order relative to appropriation bills, a waters. 11 an 
Bill making an appropriation for investigations into the 
best methods of protecting the purity of inland waters. 

By Mr. Gillespie of Boston, from the committee on saiaryof the 
Public Service, on a petition, a Bill to establish the salary pouce°court of 
of the clerk of the police court of Springfield. Springfield. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Wilkins of Ashburnham, from the committee insurance Com- 
on Finance, that the Bill relative to printing additional m,Mloner - 
copies of the reports of the Insurance Commissioner ought 
to pass. 

By Mr. Norcross of Medford, from the same committee, Manual of the 
that the Bill providing for the printing and distribution of General Court * 
additional copies of the Manual of the General Court 
ought to pass. 

Severally placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow 
for a second reading. 

Bill Enacted. 

An engrossed Bill, making appropriations for the com- bui enacted, 
pensation and mileage of the members of the Legislature, 
for the compensation of officers thereof, and for expenses 
in connection therewith (which originated in the House), 
was passed to be enacted, signed and sent to the Senate. 

Orders of the Day. 

The report of the committee on the Liquor Law, sub- gjj^" of the 
mitting a statement received from the clerk of the munic- 
ipal court of Boston, containing the number of cases that 
came before the said court for the year 1888, also the 
names and number of said cases that the judge of the said 
court refused to exercise jurisdiction over, was accepted 
and sent up for concurrence. 



116 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

The Bill ceding jurisdiction to the United States govern- 
ment over a part of Gallop's Island in Boston harbor was 
read a second time and ordered to a third reading. 

Bills : 

Making appropriations for carrying out the provisions 
of the Act relating to the employment of prisoners in the 
prisons of the Commonwealth ; 

Making appropriations for sundry charitable expenses ; 

Making appropriations for salaries and expenses at the 
State Prison, Massachusetts Reformatory, the Reform- 
atory Prison for Women, and for expenses in connection 
therewith ; and 

Providing for a fourth assistant clerk of the superior 
court, civil session, of the county of Suffolk ; and the 

Resolve to provide for furnishing Crocker Hall at the 
State Normal School at Framingham ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be en- 
grossed and sent up for concurrence. 

The Bill to incorporate the New Bedford Real Estate 
Association was read a second time, and considered. 
Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third read- 
ing, the orders of the day were laid on the table, on 
motion of Mr. Qua of Lowell. 



Death of a Member. 
Death of a ]yj r# Brewster of Worthington announced the death of 

Joshua L. D. Bowerman of Lanesborough, Representative 
from the Third Berkshire District, and moved that a com- 
mittee of five be appointed to attend the funeral and draft 
resolutions in honor of deceased. 

The motion prevailed, and the Speaker appointed the 
following gentlemen as the committee: Messrs. Brew- 
ster of Worthington, Giddings of Great Barrington, 
Riley of Adams, Foote of Lee and McDonald of Pittsfield. 



Whereupon, on motion of Mr. Brewster, at twenty-two 
minutes before two o'clock the House adjourned. 



MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 1889. 117 



Monday, January 28, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Resolutions Presented. 

The Speaker presented resolutions adopted by the centennial ceie- 
Common Council of the city of Boston, concerning the i b nau^?rntiin e of 
proposed representation of the State at the coming S^Xa^Presi- 
centennial celebration, at New York, of the inauguration $? n £°i3} e t 

p ry i»r i • -rk «t /• i tt • P n United States. 

of George Washington as President of the United States, 
which were read, and, after debate, were placed on file, by 
motion of Mr. McCall of Winchester. 

Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Greenwood of Ashland, petition of Frank C. J™^ 011 
Howes and others for legislation to prohibit the manu- 
facture and sale of oleomargarine, butterine, or other 
compounds in imitation of butter. Referred to the com- 
mittee on Agriculture. 






By Mr. Marchant of Edgartown, remonstrances of Lobbter fl8her > • 
Alonzo B. Veeder and others, citizens of Gosnold, and of 
James A. May hew and others, — severally, against any 
change in the law relating to the lobster fishery. 

By Mr. Alden of Middleborough, petition of A. J. wiidduck. 
Bailey and others for legislation to prohibit the baiting of 
wild duck. 

Severally referred to the committee on Fisheries and 
Game. 

By Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, petition of William B. ^ , c n t e ^avin nper " 
Birtwell and others of New Bedford for the enactment of ec weav " g " 
a law to abolish the fine system in weaving rooms in tex- 
tile industries. Referred to the committee on Labor. 

By Mr. Richards of Lynn, petition of Benjamin Pit- 2££Iu^ A *' 
man and others for incorporation as the Columbian As- Ly Qn - 
sociates, for the purpose of erecting and maintaining a 
public hall in the city of Lynn. 

By Mr. Henry of Fall River, petition of the Granite Granite mhu of 
Mills of Fall River for an amendment of its charter, to 
authorize an increase of capital stock. 

Severally referred to the committee on Mercantile 
Affairs. 



118 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



pfmouthto" 1 **y ^ r * Eldridge of Bourne, petition of William A. Nye 
Boume. and others for a charter to operate and construct a rail- 

road from the town of Plymouth to the town of Bourne. 
Referred to the committee on Railroads, with instructions 
to hear the parties, after such notice has been given as 
the committee shall direct. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

Age of consent. By Mr. Marchant of Edgartown, petition of Mrs. C. W. 
Nickerson and others ; by Mr. Shepard of Sandisfield, 
petition of Mrs. J. Bowker and others ; by Mr. Greenwood 
of Ashland, petition of Hattie E. Holt and others ; by 
Mr. Allen of VVoburn, petition of Fannie F. French and 
others ; and by Mr. Athcrton of Saugus, petition of Mrs. 
G. W. Mansfield and others, — severally, for such amend- 
ment to chapter 391 of the Acts of the year 1888 as will 
raise the age of consent from fourteen to eighteen years. 
Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 



of probate 
courts. 



Orders. 
On motion of Mr. Slocum of Newton, — 
Depo«iumadc Ordered, That the committee on Banks and Banking 
U pd a er direction 8 consider the expediency of so amending section 19 of 
chapter 116 of the Public Statutes that the limitation 
therein contained shall not apply to money deposited, or 
that shall be deposited, in a savings bank in the name of a 
judge of probate, under the direction of a probate 
court, by virtue of the provisions of section 16 of chap- 
ter 144 of the Public Statutes. 

On motion of Mr. Morison of Boston, — 
school commit- Ordered, That the committee on Cities consider the 
Boston! 10 cityof expediency of so changing the laws relating to school 
committees as to give the school committee of the city of 
Boston the entire authority to determine the location of, 
and to purchase the land for, school-houses and school- 
yards ; to build, repair and maintain said school-houses, 
and to have the entire charge of heating, lighting and pro- 
viding for the care of the same. 

t On motion of Mr. Harris of East Bridgewater, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Education consider the 
expediency of remodelling and enlarging the State Nor- 
mal School buildings at Bridgewater, and for such addi- 
tional equipment as may be necessary for the use and 
occupancy thereof. 



State Normal 
School at 
Bridgewater. 



MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 1889. 119 

On motion of Mr. Moore of Boston, — 

Ordered j That the committee on Labor consider the Employment of 
expediency of providing that it shall be unlawful for any P aMeng«r 
individual, firm or corporation, to employ any person * leval0 "- 
under eighteen years of ape for the care, custody or run- 
ning of any freight or passenger elevator ; and that a 
penalty of not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than 
one hundred dollars be affixed to a violation of the law 
providing such employment. 

On motion of Mr. Leach of Palmer, — 

Ordered* That the committee on Public Service con- Jmtice of the 
aider the expediency of increasing the salary of the jus- of 8 Hampden. 
tice of the district court of Eastern Hampden. 

On motion of Mr. Hale of Taunton, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Public Service con- Renter of 
eider the expediency of providing additional clerical aid PnTow^nJyfor 
in the office of the register of probate and insolvency Bri « 01 Co unt y- 
for Bristol County. 

On motion of Mr. Garvey of Lowell, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Taxation consider the Aliment of 
expediency of further legislation to secure the correct fn foreign * lock 
and complete assessment of shares of stock in corpora- «>n?o» tl o ni - 
tions incorporated under the laws of other States, where 
such shares are owned by residents of this Commonwealth. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

On motion of Mr. Sanger of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary con- conditional 
sider the expediency of amending chapter 313 of the Acts ure^nVother 
of the year 1884, concerning conditional sales of furniture effecT^ 
and other household effects, whether the contract is in the 
form of a lease, or otherwise. 

On motion of Mr. Preble of Boston, — 

Ordered, Thai, the committee on the Judiciary consider sureties on 
the expediency of such legislation as shall relieve sureties vency!~ ln801 * 
on bonds given to dissolve attachments, where the defend- 
ant has received a discharge in insolvency, in proceedings 
commenced within four, months after the date of such 
attachment. 

On motion of Mr. Moore of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider catch.bwins or 
the expediency of providing that any town, city or couuty ce8 * po ° - * 
which erects or causes to be erected catch-basins or cess- 



120 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Disposition of 
legacies 
bequeathed to 
minors having 
no legal 
guardian. 



Postage and 
expreftMnge on 
document*. 



Alien 
passengers. 



Public records 
of parishes, 
towns and 
counties. 



pools for the purpose of collecting water from the surface 
of highways, shall be liable to owuers of lands adjoining, 
for damages and injury to such lands arising out of the 
escape of water from such catch-basin or cesspool, in con- 
sequence of the defective construction of, or want of 
proper care in maintaining, such catch-basin or cesspool. 

On motion of Mr. Slocum of Newton, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insolvency 
consider the expediency of providing by law that when- 
ever a legatee under the provisions of a will duly proved 
in the probate court is under the age of twenty-one years, 
and has no legal guardian, the court may, on being satis- 
fied of said facts, direct the legacy due to such person to 
be deposited or invested in the manner set forth in section 
16 of chapter 144 of the Public Statutes, and subject to 
the provisions thereof. 

On motion of Mr. Wales of Attleborough, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Finance consider the 
expediency of providing by law such amount of money 
as may be necessary for the payment of postage and 
cxpres^age on documents forwarded to members of the 
General Court, to be expended under the direction of the 
Sergeant at- Arms. 

The following order, offered by Mr. Morison of Bos- 
ton, was, at the request of Mr. Sohier of Beverly, laid 
over until to-morrow : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Mercantile Affairs con- 
sider the expediency of amending the law in relation to 
alien passengers landing in this Commonwealth, so as to 
provide for their better protection en route, and the reim- 
bursement of the Commonwealth and cities and towns 
for expenses incurred in caring for such immigrants as 
may fall sick, or who for any cause become a public 
charge after landing ; and also to provide for the service 
of process on foreign corporations and persons employed 
in the carrying of such passengers. 

Paper from the gienate. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Print- 
ing consider the expediency of electrotyping the report of 
the commissioner of public records of parishes, towns 
and counties, authorized by chapter nine of the Resolves 
of eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, and of printing and 
binding twenty-five hundred extra copies of said report. 



MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 1889. 121 



Report of Committee. 

By Mr. Sohier of Beverly, from the committee on saiaryofthe 
Public Service, on a petition, a Bill to establish the salary bounty V e 
of the sheriff of the county of Hampden. Read and ^re- 
ordered to a second reading. 

BUI Enacted. 

An engrossed Bill, making appropriations for the main- bih enacted. 
tenaDce of the government for the present year (which 
originated in the House), was passed to be enacted, signed 
and sent to the Senate. 



Orders of the Day. 

Beports : 

Of the joint special committee appointed to prepare orders of the 
roles for the government of the two branches, on the Day * 
order relative to providing for the appointment of a joint 
special committee on County Estimates, that it is inexpe- 
dient to provide for the appointment of such a committee ; 
and 

Of the joint special committee appointed to prepare 
rules for the government of the two branches, recom- 
mending the adoption of sundry joint rules for the Senate 
and House of Representatives ; 

Were severally accepted, in concurrence. 

Bills: 

To authorize the Revere Street Railway Company to 
construct, maintain and operate part of its railway upon 
private property ; 

To establish the salary of the clerk of the police court 
of Springfield ; 

Kelating to printing additional copies of the reports of 
the Insurance Commissioner ; 

Making an appropriation for investigations into the best 
methods of protecting the purity of inland waters ; and 

Providing for the printing and distribution of additional 
copies of the Manual of the General Court ; and the 

Resolve to confirm the acts of George C. Bosson as 
justice of the peace ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 



122 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

The Bill making appropriations for incidental, contin- 
gent and miscellaneous expenses of the various depart- 
ments and commissions of the Commonwealth was read a 
third time, passed to be engrossed and sent up for con- 
currence. 

The Bill to incorporate the New Bedford Real Estate 
Association was further considered, the question being on 
ordering to a third reading. Mr. Atwood of Boston 
moved to amend by inserting in line 3 of section 2, after 
the word " estate," the words " in the county of Bristol." 
After debate, the amendment was adopted, and the bill, as 
amended, was ordered to a third reading. 



On motion of Mr. Means of Boston, at twenty-eight 
minutes past three o'clock the House adjourned. 



TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1889. 123 



Tuesday, January 29, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Ayres of Petersham, petition of Garfield Dairy product*. 
Grange, No. 104, Patrons of Husbandry, for the enact- 
ment of a law to prevent deception in the manufacture 
and sale of imitation dairy products. 

By Mr. Wyman of Hyde Park, petition of the Hyde Park MMMgwjti 
Horticultural Society in aid of the petition of the Board sta?fon?- n vege. 
of Controf of the Massachusetts Experiment Station for 5ogy? byii " 
an appropriation to enable them to erect a suitable build- 
ing and apparatus for a department of vegetable physi- 
ology. 

Severally referred to the committee on Agriculture. 

By Mr. Keane of Holyoke, petition of the mayor of Hoiyoke. 
Holyoke for a further extension of the exemption of the 
city of Holyoke from the provisions of chapter 312 of the 
Acts of the year 1885, limiting the municipal debt of and 
rate of taxation in cities. Referred to the committee on 
Cities. 

By Mr. Kimball of Fitchburg, petition of Theodore E. Theodort*. 
Davis of Washington, D. C, for additional compensation 
as State agent for the prosecution of coast defence claims. 
Referred to the committee on Expenditures. 

By Mr. Bancroft of Reading, remonstrance of A. J. ow»tpond«. 
Randall and others against' any repeal of the law prohibit- 
ing the leasing of the great ponds of the State. 

By Mr. Crowell of Bennis, remonstrance of Edward L. w,ld fowL 
Chase and others against the passage of any law to permit 
the shooting of wild fowl on the seashore between high 
and low water mark. 

By the same gentleman, remonstrance of Thomas Hoi- i**** fishery, 
way and others against any change in the laws relating to 
the lobster fishery. 



124 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Cultivation of 
flab. 



City and town 
agents to tell 
Intoxicating 
liquors. 



Ludlow Manu- 
facturing Com- 
pany. 



Amesbury and 
Salisbury Agri- 
cultural and 
Horticultural 
Society. 



Isadora F. 
Lincoln. 



Union Evangel!, 
cal Religious 
Society of 
dville. 



Readv 



Salary of the 
clerk of the 
third district 
court of Plym- 
outh. 

Salary of Judge 
of probate for 
Bristol County. 



Newbury port 
Water Com- 
pany. 



By Mr. Marchant of Edgartown, petition of Thomas 
G. Campbell and others that the great ponds on the island 
of Martha's Vineyard may be leased for the cultivation of 
useful fishes. 

Severally referred to the . committee on Fisheries and 
Game. 

By Mr. Gracey of Salem, petition of Hugh Montgom- 
ery and others for the appointment of city and town 
agents to sell intoxicating liquors for medicinal, scientific 
or mechanical purposes. Referred to the committee on 
the Liquor Law. 

By Mr. Blume of Boston, petition of the Ludlow Man- 
ufacturing Company for authority to establish and main- 
tain a system of water supply ; and to manufacture, 
furnish and supply gas and electricity for illuminating 
and other purposes. Referred to the committee on Man- 
ufactures. 

By Mr. Prevaux of Amesbury, petition of the Ames- 
bury and Salisbury Agricultural and Horticultural Society 
for *an amendment to its charter, to enable it to hold 
additional real and personal estate. Referred to the com- 
mittee on Mercantile Affairs. 

By Mr. Heslan of Boston, petition of Isadora F. Lin- 
coln for State aid. Referred to the committee on Military 
Affairs. 

By Mr. Wyman of Hyde Park, petition of the Union 
Evangelical Religious Society of Readville for an Act 
declaring said society a religious corporation, and ratify- 
ing and confirming the proceedings thereof. Referred to 
the committee on Parishes and Religious Societies. 

By Mr. Sherman of Plymouth, petition of Benjamin A. 
Hathaway, clerk of the third district court of Plymouth 
County, for increase of salary. 

By Mr. Dubuque of Fall River, petition of Andrew J. 
Jennings and others for an increase of the salary of the 
judge of probate for Bristol County. 

Severally referred to the committee on Public Service. 

By Mr. Shaw of Newburyport, petition of the New- 
buryport Water Company for authority to issue bonds to 
an amount not exceeding $100,000, and to mortgage 
its franchise and property to pay for construction. Ee- 



TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1889. 125 

ferred to the committee on Water Supply, with instruc- 
tions to hear the parties, after such notice has been given 
as the committee shall direct. 

By Mr. Marchant of Edgartown, petition of Huldah M. J^^ iaf " 
Hall and others ; and by Mr. Brewer of Boston, petition women, 
of Susan E. B. Channing and others, — severally, for the 
enactment of a law enabling women to vote in all town 
and municipal elections and affairs, including the question 
of granting liquor licenses. 

Severally referred to the committee on Woman Suffrage. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. McCall of Winchester, petition of the county iawing of 
commissioners of Barnstable County in regard to issuing lubtoCcroSy? 1 " 
of venires in certain cases. Referred to the committee on 
the Judiciary, with instructions to hear the parties, after 
such notice has been given as the committee shall direct. 

By Mr. Bottum of Northampton, petition of William Registry of pro- 
G. Bassett and others for legislation relative to indexing Bhire°Co^n^* 
the files in the registry of prolate for the county of 
Hampshire. Referred to the committee on Probate and 

Insolvency. 

By Mr. Dubuque of Fall River, petition of the county court house at 
commissioners of Bristol County for authority to use an Fal1 Rlver * 
additional sum of money for the building of the court 
house at Fall River. Referred to the committee on 
County Estimates. 

By Mr. Stimpson of Swampscott, petition of Mrs. Age of consent. 
Mary Kendrick and others ; and by Mr. Packard of Con- 
way, petition of Mary A. Wilder and others, — severally, 
for such amendment to chapter 39 L of the Acts of the 
year 1888 as will raise the age of consent from fourteen to 
eighteen years. 

Severally placed on file. 

Order 8. 

Od motion of Mr. Dearing of Braintree, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Fisheries and Game Exotic birde 
consider whether any further legislation is necessary to ™ KggTZnd 
protect the introduction and propagation of exotic birds J£d. areat Isl " 
and mammals for scientific and experimental purposes on 
Egg Island in the county of Bristol, and Great Island in 
the county of Barnstable. 



126 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Employee*, — 
labor organiza- 
tions. 



Pay envelope*. 



On motion of Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Labor consider the 
expediency of such legislation as shall prevent any em- 
ployer from discharging or discriminating against any per- 
son in his employ because of such person being a member 
of any labor organization, and that shall prevent any em- 
ployer from printing, posting or publishing any notices 
forbidding their employees from joining labor organiza- 
tions. 

On motion of Mr. Eldredge of Chicopee, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Labor consider the 
expediency of such legislation as will prohibit any corpo- 
ration from printing or writing on any envelope, or other 
article, containing the wages of its employees, used for 
paying-off purposes, any matter but the name of the 
employee and the amount of his or her wages ; also, that 
such envelope or package shall contain nothing but the 
wages of the employee whose name it bears. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Labor consider the 
expediency of such legislation as will prohibit any corpo- 
ration from reducing the pay of its employees, whether 
engaged by the day or piece, without first giving such 
employee fifteen days' notice of such intention. 

On motion of Mr. Pratt of Abington, — 
No^kanT of Ordered, That the committee on Public Service con- 
piymouth conn- sider the expediency of such legislation as shall provide 
**' for the payment of the court officers of Norfolk and Plym- 

outh counties by salary instead of by fees. 

On motion of Mr. Ferren of Stoneham, — 
T ™Zmbe£ { at Ordered, That the committee on Railroads consider the 
the Logisiature expediency of euch legislation as shall provide for the 
on railroads, transportation of members of the Legislature and other 

State officers when travelling in the discharge of their 

duties. 



Notice of reduc- 
tion of pay of 
employees. 



Motive power 
on street rail- 
ways. 



On motion of Mr. Bowman of Boston, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Street Railways con- 
sider the expediency of further legislation relative to the 
use of electricity or other motive power by street railway 
companies. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 



TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1889. 127 

On motion of Mr. Blume of Boston, — 

Ordered j That the committee on the Judiciary consider Trial im in the 
the expediency of further legislation concerning the make- S5rt! suffoi 
up of the trial list of cases in the superior court, civil Oount y- 
business, in Suffolk County. 

On motion of Mr. Perkins of Cambridge, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Assistant cierk 
the expediency of providing by law for the appointment !£u^fo"the !pal 
of an additional assistant clerk for the municipal court of cltyofBo,ton ' 
the city of Boston. 

On motion of Mr. Bottum of Northampton, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Divorce. 
the expediency of legislation providing by law additional 
causes for divorce, when either party, after marriage, con- 
tracts gross and confirmed habits in the use of opium 
or other drugs. 

On motion of Mr. Howland of Chelsea, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Board of exam, 
the expediency of exempting the Board of Examiners of fina r ncei. couuty 
the several counties from the duty of inspecting matters 
relating to the county finances ; inasmuch as, by chapter 
438 of the Acts of the year 1&87, that duty is now per- 
formed by the controller of the accounts of county officers. 

On motion of Mr. Sanger of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider construction 
the expediency of legislation to regulate the construction JSndffonTo? 
or occupancy and sanitary condition of dwelling places ? n * t hecfty o? 8 * 
within the limits of the city of Boston. Boston. 

On motion of Mr. Glasgow of Worcester, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Discharge of 
the expediency of legislation providing that time loans, not loaD8, 
vet matured, for sums less than $1 ,000, may be discharged 
at any time after six months from the date of the original 
loan, by payment or tender of the principal and of interest, 
as provided in section 1 of chapter 388 of the Acts of the 
year 1888. 

On motion of Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider District and 
the expediency of such legislation as will provide that all SSSSBSoIS. 
district and police courts in this Commonwealth be made 
courts of record, with a seal and a clerk, and to provide 
for the appointment and salaries of such clerks. 



128 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Married 
women. 



Alien passen- 
gers. 



On motion of Mr. Qua of Lowell, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insol- 
vency consider the expediency of so amending the laws 
relating to the power of married women to dispose of 
their separate estate by will or deed, that a decree estab- 
lishing the fact that a married woman has been deserted 
by her husband, or is living apart from him for justifiable 
cause, may be entered by the probate court or the supreme 
judicial court having jurisdiction of the parties, on peti- 
tion of the wife, brought for the sole purpose of obtaining 
such decree. 

The following order, laid over from yesterday, was con- 
sidered : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Mercantile Affairs con- 
sider the expediency of amending the law in relation to 
alien passengers landing in this Commonwealth, so as to 
provide for their better protection en route, and the reim- 
bursement of the Commonwealth and cities and towns for 
expenses incurred in caring for such immigrants as may 
fall sick, or who for any cause become a public charge 
after landing ; and also to provide for the service of proc- 
ess on foreign corporations and persons employed in the 
carrying of such passengers. 

Mr. Morison ot Boston moved to amend by striking out, 
in the first line, the words, " Mercantile Affairs," and in- 
serting in place thereof the words, " the Judiciary." The 
amendment was adopted, and the order, as amended, was 
adopted. 

Papers from the Senate. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Agri- 
culture inquire what legislation is necessary in regard to 
licensing spayed dogs. 

Dairy products. Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Agri- 
culture consider the expediency of legislation which shall 
prevent the fraudulent use of the words "dairy" and 
"creamery" upon tubs or other packages containing 
butter ; also, as to what legislation is necessary to pre- 
vent imposition in the sale of butter known to the trade 
as " ladle-packed." 

sale of liquor Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Election 

on^eiection L aw8 consider the expediency of so amending chapter 216 

of the Acts of the year 1885, being an Act prohibiting 



Dogs. 



TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1889. 129 

the sale or delivery of intoxicating liquors on election 
days, that the same shall apply only to the ward or wards 
in which an election may be held. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Print- 5 u # r eaD # °t B 1 J a - 

• ii i. ft • i tl»tlc8 or Labor. 

mg consider the expediency of electrotyping the reports 
of the Bureau of Statistics of Labor. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Public Adulteration of 
Health consider the expediency of further legislation to Sieeie. utter M 
prohibit the manufacture and sale of products intended to 
be used as adulterants of milk, butter or cheese. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Public Dairy product*. 
Health consider the expediency of further legislation to 
prevent the use of salicylic acid, boracic acid, or any of 
their compounds, or other so-called preservatives, in dairy 

products. 

The following order was considered : - — 

Ordered, That the committee on Cities oonsider the city of Boston, 
expediency of amending the charter of, and laws relating 
to, the city of Boston. 

Pending the question on its adoption, in concurrence, Point of order. 
Mr. McDonough of Boston raised the point of order that 
the order was obnoxious to House Rule No. 38, which 
requires that the order shall indicate the nature of the 
legislation proposed, and when reference is made to any 
particular law, for amendment or otherwise, the order 
shall specify the chapter and section, as well as the sub- 
ject to which it relates. The Chair declared the point well 
taken. Mr. Atwood of Boston respectfully appealed 
from the decision of the Chair, and the appeal was 
seconded by Mr. Curtis of Marlborough. On the ques- 
tion, " Shall the opinion of the Chair stand as the judg- 
ment of the House?" a vote was taken, and the House 
sustained the decision of the Chair, and the order was 
ruled out and notice was sent to the Senate. 

The following order was, at the request of Mr. McDon- 
ough of Boston, laid over until to-morrow : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Taxation consider the Assessment and 
expediency of amending the laws relating to the assess- uxe e s C . tion of 
ment and collection of taxes. 

The House Eesolve authorizing the publication of a bul- ^committee 1 
letin of committee hearings came down from the Senate hearings, 
passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with an amend- 



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Lenox Club. 



Imitation dairy 
products. 



City charter of 
Lowell. 



Constitutional 
amendment, — 
intoxicating 
liquors. 



Clams. 



Cider. 



Soldiers and 
sailors, relief of. 



ment, adding at the end thereof the words, "All bills 
contracted under this resolve shall be paid on approval of 
the Sergeant-at- Arras." The House concurred in the 
amendment, under a suspension of the rule, moved by 
Mr. Sohier of Beverly, and the resolve was returned to 
the Senate indorsed accordingly. 

A Bill to authorize the Lenox Club of Lenox to hold 
additional real and personal estate (reported on a peti- 
tion), passed to be engrossed by the Senate, was read and 
ordered to a second reading. 

The following petitions were referred, in concurrence : — 
Petition of Haverhill Grange, No. 154, Patrons of Hus- 
bandry, for the enactment of such a law as will prevent 
deception in the manufacture and sale of imitation dairy 
products. To the committee on Agriculture. 

Petition of the mayor of Lowell for a revision of the 
charter of said city. To the committee on Cities. 

Petition of Charles \V. Howland and others, asking for 
the submission to the people of the prohibitory constitu- 
tional amendment, and that it be submitted in the month 
of May or June of the present year. To the committee 
on Constitutional Amendments. 

Petition of the mayor and aldermen of the city of 
Gloucester for an Act authorizing the planting of clams in 
and around the shores of Gloucester. To the committee 
on Fisheries and Game. 

Petitions of Francis Wright and others ; of John 
Fletcher and others ; and of H. D. Moulton and others, 
— severally, for legislation providing that cider shall not 
be subject to the provisions of the laws relating to intoxi- 
cating liquors. 

Severally to the committee on the Liquor Law. 

Petition of the Association of Relief Officers of Massa- 
chusetts that the Act for the relief in cases of necessity of 
persons who served in the army and navy of the United 
States during the Rebellion, etc., be repealed, and that 
chapter 30 of the Public Statutes be amended so as to 
provide for the classes of cases which the above-named Act 
was intended to relieve. To the committee on Military 
Affairs. 



TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1889. 131 

Petition of the Boston, Winthrop and Shore Railroad ^ggf* and 
Company that the time for the construction and comple- shore Railroad 
tion of its road to Point Shirley, as fixed by chapter 258 ompany * 
of the Acts of the year 1888, may be extended. To the 
committee on Railroads. 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Slocum of Newton, from the committee on Reportof Board 
Cities, asking to be discharged from the further consider- of ** Ilea " 
ation of so much of the fourth annual report of the 
Board of Police for the city of Boston as relates to a pub- 
lic prosecutor to assist the department in the lower courts, 
or that authority be given to employ counsel in cases 
where legal assistance is required ; also, so much as relates 
to the transfer of liquor licenses, and recommending that 
the same be referred to the joint committee on the Judi- 
ciary. Read and accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Howland of Chelsea, from the committee on Ban 
the Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, on an order rela- comm,MionerB - 
tive to amending existing laws in regard to bail commis- 
sioners. 

By Mr. Blume of Boston, from the same committee, Age of consent, 
leave to withdraw, on the petitions of the Massachusetts 
Woman's Christian Temperance Union and others for such 
amendment of chapter 391 of the Acts of the year 1888 
as will raise the age of consent from 14 to 18 years. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 

By Mr. Qua of Lowell, from the committee on Probate probate courta 
and Insolvency, on an order, a Bill fixing the times for c u rf n?y. ,esex 
holding probate courts in the county of Middlesex. 

By Mr. Sohier of Beverly, from the same committee, Administration 
on an order, a Bill to amend section 4 of chapter 130 of JiStJ^elS!' 
the Public Statutes, relative to the administration of 
estates after twenty years. 

By Mr. Carter of Lowell, from the committee on Appropriation 
Finance, on the special report of the auditor of accounts, bl11, 
a Bill making appropriations for deficiencies in appropri- 
ations for certain expenses authorized in the year 1888. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Blume of Boston, from the committee on the Awiatant cierk> 
Judiciary, that the Bill (introduced on leave) relating to of courta - 



132 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



assistant clerks of courts ought to pass. Placed in the 
orders of the day for to-morrow for a second reading. 



Revere Street 

Railway 

Company. 



Discharged from the Orders. 

On motion of Mr. Woodward of Wakefield, the Bill to 
authorize the Revere Street Railway Company to con- 
struct, maintain and operate part of its railway upon 
private property was discharged from the orders of the 
day, under a suspension of the rule. It was read a third 
time, and, pending the question on its engrossment, it 
was, on further motion of the same gentleman, laid on 
the table. 



BilU enacted. 



Orders of the 
Day. 



Bills Enacted. 

Engrossed bills : 

Making appropriations for certain allowances author- 
ized by the Legislature, and for certain other expenses 
provided for by law ; and 

Making appropriations for printing and binding public 
documents, purchase of paper, publishing laws and pre- 
paring tables and indexes relating to the statutes ; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent 
to the Senate. 

Orde^ % s of the Day. 

The Bill to establish the salary of the sheriff of the 
county of Hampden was read a second time, and ordered 
to a third reading. 

Bills : 

Ceding jurisdiction to the United States over a part of 
Gallop's Island in Boston harbor (its title having been 
changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Read- 
ing) ; 

To incorporate the New Bedford Real Estate Associa- 
tion ; 

To establish the salary of the clerk of the police court 
of Springfield ; 

Relating to printing additional copies of the reports of 
the Insurance Commissioner ; 

Making an appropriation for investigations into the best 
methods of protecting the purity of inland waters ; and 



TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1889. 133 

Providing for the printing and distribution of additional 
copies of the Manual of the General Court ; and the 

Resolve to confirm the acts of George C. Bosson as 
justice of the peace ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be en- 
grossed and sent up for concurrence. 



On motion of Mr. Frost of Boston, at sixteen minutes 
before three o'clock the House adjourned. 



134 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Wednesday, January 30, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 

Prayer was offered by the Rev. Mr. Dowse, Chaplain 
of the Senate. 



Auditor of 
accounts. 



Harbor and 
Land Com- 
missioners. 



Reports Received. 

The abstract of the report of th^ auditor of accounts of 
the Commonwealth for the year ending Dec. 31, 1888, 
was received and referred to the committee on Finance. 

The annual report of the Harbor and Land Commission- 
ers for the year 1888 was received, and was referred to 
the committee on Harbors and Public Lands, and sent up 
for concurrence. 



House of deten- 
tion for women 
in Boston. 



Great ponds. 



Ibid. 



Lowell Police 
Mutual Aid 
Association. 



Eveline E. 
Leacb. 



Antoinette J. 
Dalton. 



Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Slocum of Newton, petition of the Woman's 
Charity Club and others for legislation to require the 
Board of Police of the city of Boston to establish a house 
of detention for women in said city, and for further legis- 
lation relative to police matrons and the custody of women 
under arrest. Referred to the committee on Cities. 

By Mr. Marchant of Edgartown, petition of Fred A. 
Smith and others that the great ponds of Martha's Vine- 
yard may be leased for the cultivation of useful fishes. 

By the same gentleman, remonstrance of C. F. Dun- 
ham and 281 others against any repeal of the law prohib- 
iting the leasing of the great ponds of the State. 

Severally referred to the committee on Fisheries and 
Game. 

By Mr. Qua of Lowell, petition of Edward J. Noyes 
and others for incorporation as the Lowell Police Mutual 
Aid Association. Referred to the committee on Mercan- 
tile Affairs. 

By Mr. Hixon of Chelsea, petition of Eveline E. Leach 
that she may be made eligible to receive State aid. 

By Mr. Quiun of Boston, petition of Antoinette J. 
Dalton that she may be made eligible to receive State aid. 



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1889. 185 

By Mr. Sanger of Boston, petition of Sarah E. Whit- f*p h E - Whlt - 
injr that she may be made eligible to receive State aid. 

By Mr. Ileslan of Boston, petition of Jane Skiffington janeSkimng. 
that she may be made eligible to receive State aid. ton * 

Severally referred to the committee on Military Affairs. 

By Mr. Carpenter of Brookline, petition of the Unita- unitarian sun- 
rian Sunday School Society for legislation to allow it to sSSy. 001 
hold meetings in any State or Territory arid District of 
Columbia, and to confirm its acts. 

Bv Mr. Mead of Natick, petition of the Second Metho- second Metho. 
dist Episcopal Church of Natick for a change of name. churK opftI 

Severally referred to the committee on Parishes and Natlck - 
Religious Societies. 



"e* 



By Mr. Marchant of Edgartown, remonstrance of the Abolition of the 
county commissioners of the county of Dukes County correction 1!*°' 
against the abolition of the jail and house of correction Nantucket - 
at Nantucket. Referred to the committee on Prisons. 

By Mr. Qua of Lowell, petition of Charles D. Palmer, ohariesD. 
mayor of Lowell, for reimbursement to said city of Pftlraer - 
moneys expended for support of Richard Brennan, an 
insane pauper. Referred to the committee on Public 
Charitable Institutions. 

By Mr. Blume of Boston, petition of George White for George white, 
compensation for services rendered as judge of probate 
in the county of Essex. Referred to the committee on 
Public Service. 

By Mr. Shaw of Newburyport, petition of the Black 2ds a 5SJjJ 
Rocks and Salisbury Beach Street Railway Company for Beach street 
authority to increase its capital stock and to extend its P anyT ay 
location. Referred to the committee on Street Railways 
with instructions to hear the parties, after such notice has 
lieen given as the committee shall direct. 

By Mr. Norcross of Medford, petition of the water Medford water 
commissioners of the town of Medford for authority to fundbt>ndB - 
issue bonds for payment and refunding of its present 
water fund bonds and improving its water supply. . 
Referred to the committee on Water Supply, with instruc- 
tions to hear the parties, after such notice has been given 
as the committee shall direct. 

By Mr. Hixon of Chelsea, petition of Anna C. Lee and JJ^J^,. 
others for the enactment of a law enabling women to vote women. 



136 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



in all town and municipal elections and affairs, including 
the question of granting liquor licenses. Referred to the 
committee on Woman Suffrage. 
Severally sent up for concurrence. 

Bono" hue ^ ^ r * ^ rat * of Abington, petition of James Donoghue 

to have the sum paid by him as bondsman for Thomas F. 
Donoghue refunded to him out of the treasury of the 
county of Plymouth. Referred to the committee on the 
Judiciary. 

Orders. 
On motion of Mr. Carpenter of Brookline, — 
T ubMc1ib?arie« e Ordered, That the committee on Education consider 
and reading the expediency of amending chapter 3Q4 of the Acts of 

rooms Id towns. .» * 1000 • ^i_ 1 a« j j 

the year 1888, concerning the election and powers and 
duties of trustees of free public libraries, or of free public 
libraries and reading rooms in towns, so as to permit a 
town to elect twelve or any other number of trustees 
divisible by three, and that such trustees may elect one 
of their number to the office of treasurer, without com- 
pensation and without being compelled to give sureties 
on his official bond. 

On motion of Mr. Leach of Palmer, — 
Troutbrooks,- Ordered, That the committee on Fisheries and Game 
consider the expediency of further legislation for the 
protection of trout, brooks and private lands from tres- 
passers, or of such amendment of chapter 308 of the Acts 
of the year 1884 as shall extend the provisions thereof to 
fish as well as game. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

On motion of Mr. Slocum of Newton, — 
court sumog. Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 

the expediency of so amending chapter 291 of the Acts 
of 1885 as to provide that the stenographers appointed 
under the provisions of said chapter shall report the trials 
of criminal causes, when requested by the presiding judge 
or district attorney ; also, of providing that said stenog- 
raphers shall receive annual salaries, instead of the pres- 
ent per diem compensation. 

On motion of Mr. Dubuque of Fall River, — 
Medical examin- Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of amending section 2 of chapter 26 of the 
Public Statutes, so as to provide that the Governor and 



trespass. 



raphers. 



era, 



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1889. 137 

Council may appoint more medical examiners than therein 
provided, when they deem it expedient. 



Papers from the Senate. 

Ordered , In concurrence, that the committee on Roads committee on 
and Bridges be authorized to visit such places, within the §riki l g!». nd 
limits of the Commonwealth, as they may deem necessary 
in the discharge of their duties. 

A report of the joint special committee of the General 22"lST-^L 
Court of 1888, on the subject of completing and perfect- orda of service, 
ing the records of officers and enlisted men who served 
from Massachusetts in the army and navy during the 
War of the Rebellion, was referred, in concurrence, to the 
committee on Military Affairs. 

Part two of the third annual report of the Insurance Report of in. 
Commissioner for the year 1887 (taken from the Senate mMotS^ m ' 
files of last year) was referred, in concurrence, to the PHrt11 - 
committee on Insurance. 

The Senate order, laid over from yesterday, relative to AaseMment and 
amending the laws relating to the assessment and coUec- uxes C . Uon uf 
tion of taxes, was rejected, and notice was sent to the 
Senate. 

Notice was received from the Senate of the rejection state pension 
by that branch of the House order relative to instructing Rgcnt * 
the committee on Military Affairs to investigate the 
affaire of the State pension agent, and report to the 
Legislature within reasonable time. 

Bills: 

To amend the charter of the Magnolia Improvement Magnolia 

n • • \ i Improvement 

lompany (reported on a petition) ; and company. 

In further addition to an Act relating to the Mystic Myotic River 
River Corporation (reported on a petition) ; orporaton. 

Severally passed to be engrossed by the Senate, were 
severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

The following petitions were referred, in concurrence : — 
Petition of the Woman Suffrage League of Concord for Ponce matron*, 
farther legislation relative to police matrons and the cus- 
tody of women under arrest. To the committee on Cities. 

Petitions of Sardis Fairbanks and others, T. A. Dick- Cider - 
sod aod others, Henry Burnap and others, and Joel 



138 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Woman 
Huffrage. 



Ibid. 



Elliott and others, — severally, for legislation providing 
that cider shall not be subject to the provisions of the 
laws relating to intoxicating liquors. 

Severally to the committee on the Liquor Law. 

Petition of Henry B. Blackwell and others that women 
may be enabled to vote in presidential elections, and also 
in all county, town and municipal affairs ; and for the 
equal political rights of all American citizens, irrespective 
of sex. 

Petitions of Bessie S. Lockwood and others, Martha A. 
Anderson and others, — severally, for legislation enabling 
women to vote in all town and municipal elections and 
affairs, including the question of granting liquor licenses. 

Severally to the committee on Woman Suffrage. 



Drunkenness. 



Superior court 
for the county 
of Norfolk. 



Postage and 
ex presage on 
legislative 
documents. 



Yorick Club of 
Lowell. 



Salary of the 
justice of the 
third district 
court of 
Bristol. 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Milton of Waltham, from the committee on the 
Liquor Law, asking to be discharged from the further 
consideration of the subject-matter of the order relative to 
requiring that persons arrested for drunkenness be de- 
tained until an investigation can be had to ascertain the 
character of the prisoner, and whether he has been pre- 
viously arrested for a similar offence, and recommending 
that the same be referred to the committee on Public Char- 
itable Institutions. Read and accepted, and sent up for 
concurrence. 

By Mr. Pratt of Abington, from the committee on the 
Judiciary, on an order, a Bill to amend section 17 of 
chapter 152 of the Public Statutes, relative to the 
transaction of civil business in the superior court for the 
county of Norfolk. 

By Mr. Wales of Attleborough, from the committee on 
Finance, on an order, a Bill to provide for the payment of 
postage and expressage on documents sent to members of 
the General Court. 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, from the committee on 
Mercantile Affairs, on a petition, a Bill to incorporate the 
Yorick Club of Lowell. 

By Mr. Aldert of Middleborough, from the committee 
on Public Service, on a petition, a Bill to establish the 
salary of the justice of the third district court of 
Bristol. 



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1889. 139 

By Mr. Gillespie of Boston, from the same committee, saiaryofthe 
on a petition, a Bill to establish the salary of the first cieVk^f the" 1 
assistant clerk of the municipal court for civil business of ™he dtjr of" rt 
the city of Boston. Bo8l0n - 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Russell of Douglas, from the committee on Michaoi 
Finance, that the Resolve in favor of Michael O'Neill ' NcU1 - 
oujrht to pass. 

By Mr. Gould of Warren, from the committee on Masaachim'tu 
Finance, that the Bill to prouride for the payment of the co"e C g U e ,Ul,ul 
expenses of the trustees of the Massachusetts Agricultural 
College ought to pass. 

Severally placed in the orders of the day for to-mor- 
row for a second reading. 

Bills Enacted. 

Engrossed bills : 

Making appropriations for the maintenance of the judi- Biiuenacud. 
eial departments of the government during the present 
year; and 

Making appropriations for compensation and mileage 
of officers and men of the volunteer militia, and for other 
expenses of the military department ; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent 
to the Senate. 

Orders of the Day. 

The report of the committee on the Judiciary, inex- orderaofthe 
pedient to legislate, on an order relative to amending the Day ' 
existing laws in regard to bail commissioners, was ac- 
cepted. 

The report of the committee on the Judiciary, leave to 
withdraw, on the petition of the Woman's Christian Tem- 
perance Union for such amendment to chapter 391 of the 
Acts of the year 1888 as will raise the age of consent 
from 14 to 18 years, was postponed for further considera- 
tion until to-morrow, on motion of Mr. Gracey of Salem. 

Bills : 

Making appropriations for deficiencies in appropriations 
for certain expenses authorized in the year 1888 ; 
Relating to assistant clerks of courts ; 



140 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

Fixing the time for holding probate courts in the 
county of Middlesex ; 

To amend section 4 of chapter 130 of the Public 
Statutes, relative to the administration of estates after 
twenty years ; and 

To authorize the Lenox Club of Lenox to hold addi- 
tional real and personal estate ; 

Were severally read a second time, and ordered to a 
third reading. 

Resolutions on the Death of Joshua L. D. Botvennan. 

Bowcrmin?' ^e or ^ ers °f the day having been disposed of, Mr. 
Brewster of Worthington, from the committee appointed 
to attend the funeral of the late Joshua L. D. Bowerman, 
Representative from the Third Berkshire Representative 
District, and to prepare resolutions of respect in honor of 
the deceased, submitted the following resolutions : — 

Resolved, That the House of Representatives has learned 
with grief of the decease of Joshua L. D. Bowerman, 
Esq., a member from the Third Berkshire County District. 

Resolved^ That the House bears cordial testimony to 
the worth of the deceased, and is profoundly sensible of 
the loss which it has sustained. 

Resolved, That the House deeply sympathizes with the 
family and friends of the deceased in this bereavement. 

Resolved, That copies of the foregoing resolutions be 
transmitted to the family of the deceased, and to the 
selectmen of the town of Lanesborough. 

After remarks by Messrs. Giddings of Great Barring- 
ton and Shepard of Sandisfield, the resolutions were unani- 
mously adopted, by a rising vote. 

Thereupon, on motion of Mr. Giddings, at half-past 
two o'clock the House adjourned. 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1889. 141 



Thursday, January 31, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Reports Received. 

The fifty-second annual report of the Board of Educa- Board of 
tion, together with the annual report of the secretary of e^ * 1100 - 
the Board, was received and was referred to the committee x 
on Education, and sent up for concurrence. 

The annual report of the Board of Arbitration ; and SXItration 
The annual report of the Gas Inspector ; gm inspector. 

Were severally received, and were laid on the table and 
ordered to be printed. 

Introduced on Leave. 

By Mr. Ferren of Stoneham, a Bill for the relief, in soidien and 
cases of necessity, of persons who served in the army or • ailors * 
navy of the United States during the Rebellion, and their 
dependent families. Read and referred to the committee 
on Military Affairs, aud sent up for concurrence. 

Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Curtis of Marlborough, petition of Marl- Dairy product*, 
borough Grange, No. 105, Patrons of Husbandry; by 
Mr. McDonald of Pittsfield, petition of Dalton Grange, 
No. 23, Patrons of Husbandry ; and by Mr. Hutchinson 
of Lexington, petition of Concord Grange, No. 150, 
Patrons of Husbandry, and others, — severally, for the 
enactment of such a law as will prevent deception in 
the manufacture and sale of dairy products. 

By Mr. Babbitt of Berkley, petition of George W. ; arc c Jft r of fowl 
Crane and others of Berkley and Dighton, for an increase 
of the penalty for the larceny of fowl or poultry. 

Severally referred to the committee on Agriculture. 



142 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Wild fowl. 



Seining her- 
rings. 



By Mr. Alden of Middleborough, petition of E. E. 
Rider and others ; by Mr. Crowell of Dennis, petition of 
S. N. Howland and others ; and by Mr. Purriugton of 
Mattapoisett, petition of Freeman Long and others, — 
severally, for the privilege, between high and low water 
mark, of shooting wild fowl. 

By Mr. Alden of Duxbury, petition of Luther H. Til- 
den and others of Marshfield to amend the laws to extend 
the time for seining herrings. 

Severally referred to the committee on Fisheries and 
Game. 



Sale of alcohol- 
ics in no-license 
towns. 



Cider. 



Union Invest- 
ment Associa- 
tion of Boston. 



Hospital at 
Quincy. 



Susan Ann 
Stewart. 



Salary of clerk 
of second 
district court of 
eastern 
Worcester. 

Salary 
of justice of 
second district 
court of east- 
ern Worcester. 



By Mr. Thompson of Brockton, petition of R. P. King- 
man and 412 others of Brockton, for such amendment to 
the present liquor law as shall provide a method for elim- 
inating all private profits from the reasonable and proper 
sale of alcoholics in such cities and towns as vote no 
license. 

By Mr. Rogers of West Newbury, petition of Miron 
E. Minzy and others ; by Mr. Ripley of Granville, peti- 
tion of Asher Palmer and others, — severally, for legisla- 
tion providing that cider shall not be subject to the 
provisions of the laws relating to intoxicating liquors. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Liquor 
Law. 

By Mr. Bowman of Boston, petition of the Union In- 
vestment Association of Boston for an act of incorpora- 
tion. 

By Mr. Merrill of Quincy, petition of Wm. B. Rice 
and others for an act of incorporation for a hospital to be 
established in Quincy. 

Severally referred to the committee on Mercantile 
Affairs. 

By Mr. Shepard of Danvers, petition of Susan Ann 
Stewart that she may be made eligible to receive State 
aid. Referred to the committee on Military Affairs. 

By Mr. Holman of Clinton, petition of F. E. Howard, 
clerk of the second district court of eastern Worcester, 
for an increase of salary. 

By the same gentleman, petition of C C. Stone, justice 
of the second district court of eastern Worcester, for an 
increase of salary. 

Severally referred to the committee on Public Service. 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1889. 143 

By Mr. Conant of Littleton, petition of R. P. Hallow- Medford,- 
ell and 100 others, in aid of the petition of C. M. Barrett 
and others for the incorporation of the town of Brooks. 
Referred to the committee on Towns. 

By Mr. Thayer of Randolph, petition of Susan E. Lowe ™°™* n Q 
and others ; and by Mr. Hutchinson of Lexington, 8U rag<? ' 
petition of Ellen A. Stone and others, — severally, for the 
enactment of a law enabling women to vote in all town 
and municipal elections and affairs, including the question 
of granting liquor licenses. 

Severally referred to the committee on Woman Suffrage. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 



Ordws. 

On motion of Mr. Stover of Haverhill, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Education consider Exclusion of 
the expediency of providing that the exclusion of any ?hiid V ro C n Cl frora d 
child from school for non- vaccination shall not exempt echooU - 
any person having the control of such child from the 
penalty imposed in section 1 of chapter 47 of the Public 
Statutes. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Education consider Private «chooi». 
the expediency of legislation authorizing school com- 
mittees and superintendents of public schools to visit 
private schools, to ascertain if the private schools are con- 
ducted in conformity with the laws of this Common- 
wealth. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Education consider Attendance of 
the expediency of amending section 1 of chapter 47 of aVhooT" " 
the Public Statutes, relating to attendance of children at 
school, by striking out, in lines 8 and 9 of said section, the 
words, ** if the person so neglecting was not able, by rea- 
son of poverty, to send such child to school, or ; " and in 
line 8 of said section, after the words, "twenty dollars," 
by inserting the words, " or imprisonment for not less 
than one nor .more than six months, or by both such fine 
and imprisonment." 

On motion of Mr. Bond of Fitchburg, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Education consider the Tcxtbookeiu 
expediency of legislation providing that a majority of the P ub,lc 9Chooi8 - 



144 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Impanelling of 
juries in Mid 



school committee in cities and towns may be sufficient to 
effect a change in the text-books used in the public schools 
thereof. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

On motion of Mr. Qua of Lowell, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
dieaex county, the expediency of so amending chapter 170 of the Public 
Statutes, and other existing laws in relation to the impanel- 
ling of juries, that a new jury shall be drawn and sworn 
for each civil case tried in the county of Middlesex. 

On motion of Mr. Brewster of Worthington, — 
Ordered^ That the Speaker issue a precept giving notice 
that a vacancy exists in the Third Berkshire Representa- 
tive District, and appointing a time for an election to fill 
said vacancy. 



Precept for 
election. 



Savings banks, 
— investments. 



Intoxicating 
liquors, — cluba. 



Applications for 
office, under 
civil service 
rules, to be 
made under 
oath. 



Soldiers and 
sallow, — ap- 
pointment to 
office. 



Papers from the Senate. 

Ordered^ In concurrence, that the committee on Banks 
and Banking consider the expediency of an enactment 
providing that savings banks and institutions for savings 
shall not be prohibited from investing in the first mort- 
gage bonds of any dividend-paying railroad compauy, in 
which they would otherwise be authorized to invest, by 
reason of the road of said company being leased or oper- 
ated by some other railroad company. 

Ordered^ In concurrence, that the joint committee on 
the Judiciary consider the expediency of further legisla- 
tion to prevent illegal gaming and illegal selling or distri- 
bution of intoxicating liquors by clubs incorporated under 
the general laws of this Commonwealth. 

Ordered) In concurrence, that the committee on Public 
Service consider the expediency of amending section 17 
of chapter 320 of the Acts of 1884, so as to provide that 
all applications for office under the civil service rules shall 
be made under oath. 

Ordered) In concurrence, that the committee on Public 
Service consider the expediency of amending section 14 
of chapter 320 of the Acts of 1884, so as to define more 
clearly the preference intended thereby to be given, in 
appointments to office, to applicants who served in the 
army or navy of the United States in time of war, and 
have been honorably discharged therefrom. 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1889. 145 

The following order was, at the request of Mr. Mc- 
Donoagh of Boston, laid over until to-morrow : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Street Railways con- street railways, 
sider the expediency of legislation relative to providing andotLe^mo. 
for the approval by the Railroad Commissioners of loca- tive power " 
tions granted, relocations, revocation of locations, revo- 
cation of the grant to use electricity or other motive 
power to street railway companies in the cities and towns 
of the Commonwealth. 

Bills: 

To authorize the Brockton Agricultural Society in Brockton AgH- 
Brockton to hold additional real and personal estate iSy. 
(reported on a petition) ; and 

To establish the salaries of the county commissioners salary of the 
of the county of Hampden (reported on a petition) ; ™on°nof mni * 

Severally passed to be engrossed by the Senate, were BMm ^ m - 
severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

The following petitions were referred, in concurrence : — 
Petition of Wellesley Grange, No. 166, Patrons of Dalf y p**™*- 
Husbandry; and of Ashland Grange, No. 124, Patrons of 
Husbandry, — severally, for legislation to prevent decep- 
tion in the manufacture and sale of imitation dairy prod- 
ucts. Severally to the committee on Agriculture. 

Petitions of the South- Berkshire Sportsmen's Club and TT0Ut - 
others for legislation providing a penalty for taking, 
without immediately returning to the water from which 
they are caught, trout less than six inches in length, and 
for having in possession trout less than that length. To 
the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

Remonstrance of Baxter E. Perry and 443 others, citi- Bedford. 
zens of the town of Medford, against the division of said 
town. To the committee on Towns. 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Dubuque of Fall River, from the committee on salary of the 
the Judiciary, asking to be discharged from the further mu^dpafcourt 
consideration of the petition of Daniel Williams, clerk of S^iiSSrtof 
the municipal court of the Charlestown district in the city jg£§[ m oi 
of Boston, for an increase of salary, and recommending 
that the same be referred to the committee on Public 
Service. 



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tion«. 



Pauper inmatea gy Mr. Ward well of Haverhill, from the same com- 

of state chart- m * •*-»•% ** n \ n t • i 

table insutu- mittee, asking to be discharged from the further consider- 
ation of the subject-matter of the order relative to defining 
what is meant by pauper inmates in State charitable in- 
stitutions and lunatic hospitals, and recommending that 
the same be referred to the committee on Public Char- 
itable Institutions. 

Severally read and accepted, and sent up for concur- 
rence in the reference. 



Defendants in 
nuisance cases. 



Improvements 
on leased lands. 



Union Develop- 
ment and Im- 
provement 
Company. 



Marblehead 
water supply. 



By Mn Howland of Chelsea, from the same committee, 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to amending 
section 9 of chapter 101 of the Public Statutes, by making 
all persons therein named principals, as in section 7 of 
said chapter. 

By Mr. Bigelow of Grafton, from the committee on 
Mercantile Affairs, inexpedient to legislate, on an order 
relative to legislation for the further protection of citizens 
who make improvements on leased lands. 

By Mr. Lane of Springfield, from the same committee, 
leave to withdraw, on the petition of G. W. Tucker and 
others for an act of incorporation as the Union Develop- 
ment and Improvement Company. 

By Mr. Johnson of Haverhill, from the committee on 
Water Supply, leave to withdraw, on the petition of the 
selectmen of Marblehead for an amendment to chapter 
325 of the Acts of the year 1886, entitled, " An Act to 
supply the town of Marblehead with water." 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 



Jarors, — «o- 
preme Judicial 
court for the 
county of 
Barnstable. 



pproprii 



atlon 



Ibid. 



American Linen 
Company of 
Fall River. 



By Mr. Pratt of Abington, from the committee on the 
Judiciary, on a petition, a Bill in relation to the drawing 
and summoning of jurors in the supreme judicial court 
for the county of Barnstable. 

By Mr, Wales of Attleborough, from the committee on 
Finance, on an order relative to appropriation bills, a Bill 
making appropriations for salaries and expenses at the 
State Almshouse at Tewksbury. 

By Mr. Bennett of Springfield, from the same commit- 
tee, on an order relative to appropriation bills, a Bill mak- 
ing appropriations for salaries and expenses at the State 
Farm at Bridgewater. 

By Mr. Bottum of Northampton, from the committee 
on Mercantile Affairs, on a petition, a Bill to fix the 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1889. 147 

capital stock of the American Linen Company of Fall 
River. 

By Mr. Lincoln of Wrentham, from the same com- Abington bubi. 
mittee, on a petition, a Bill to incorporate the Abington landing 
Business Club Building Association. Aviation. 

By Mr. Brooks of Ash by, from the committee on Par- NanuwketM.E. 
ishes and Religious Societies, on a petition, a Bill to incor- 
porate the Nantasket Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Blume of Boston, from the committee on the sale* *nd mort- 
Judiciary, that the Bill (introduced on leave) in relation fSuo^. f truBt 
to sales and mortgages of trust estates ought to pass. 
Read and placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow 
for a second reading. 

By Mr. Sohier of Beverly, from the committee on saiaryofthc 
Public Service, on an order, a Bill to establish the salary account*. 
of the auditor of accounts. Read and referred, under 
the rule, to the committee on Finance. 

Hills ^Enacted and Resolves Passed. 

Engrossed bills : 

Making appropriations for salaries and expenses at the bhib enacted. 
State Industrial School for Girls ; 

Making appropriations for certain educational expenses ; 

To establish the salary of the justice of the first dis- 
trict court of Southern Middlesex ; 

To authorize the New England Shoe and Leather 
Association to hold additional real and personal estate ; 

Providing for a second assistant clerk of the courts for 
the county of Middlesex ; 

Making appropriations for salaries and expenses at the 
Lyman School for Boys at Westborough ; and 

Making appropriations for salaries and expenses at the 
State Primary School at Monson ; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent 
to the Senate. 

Engrossed resolves : 

Authorizing the publication of a bulletin of committee Revive* 
hearings ; and pa-aed " 

To provide for furnishing Crocker Hall at the State 
Normal School at Framingham ; 

(Which originated in the House) ; 

Were severally passed, signed and sent to the Senate. 



148 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

Orders of the Day. 

orfewofthe The report of the committee on the Judiciary, leave to 
ay * withdraw, on the petition of the Woman's Christian Tem- 

perance Union for such amendment to chapter 391 of the 
Acts of the year 1888 as will raise the age of consent from 
14 to 18 years, was further considered. Mr. Gracey of 
Salem moved to amend by the substitution of a " Bill con- 
cerning the punishment for rape." The bill was read, and, 
after debate, was rejected, and the report was accepted. 

Bills: 

To provide for the payment of the expenses of the trus- 
tees of the Massachusetts Agricultural College ; 

To provide for the payment of postage and expressage 
on documents sent to members of the General Court ; 

To establish the salary of the first assistant clerk of the 
municipal court for civil business of the city of Boston ; 

To incorporate the Yorick Club of Lowell ; 

To establish the salary of the justice of the third dis- 
trict court of Bristol ; 

To amend section 17 of chapter 152 of the Public 
Statutes, relative to the transaction of civil business in the 
superior court for the county of Norfolk ; and 

In further addition to an Act relating to the Mystic 
River Corporation ; and the 

Resolve in favor of Michael O'Neill ; 

Were severally read a second time, and ordered to a 
third reading. 

The Bill to amend the charter of the Magnolia Improve- 
ment Company was read a second time, and considered. 
Mr. Hayes of Lynn moved to amend in section 1, line 13, 
by striking out the words, " five hundred," and inserting 
in place thereof the words, " two hundred and fifty ;" and 
in line 24, by striking out the word " stock," and insert- 
ing in place thereof the word " capital." The amendments 
were adopted, and the bill, as amended, was ordered to a 
third reading. 

Bills : 

To establish the salary of the sheriff of the county of 
Hampden ; 

Making appropriations for deficiencies in appropria- 
tions for certain expenses authorized in the year 1888 ; 
and 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1889. 149 

Fixing the time for holding probate courts in the county 
of Middlesex ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be engrossed 
and sent up for concurrence. 

The Bill to authorize the Lenox Club of Lenox to hold 
additional real and personal estate was read a third time, 
and was passed to be engrossed, in concurrence. 



On motion of Mr. Rugg of New Bedford, at eighteen 
minutes past three o'clock the House adjourned. 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Commissioners 
on grade 
crossings. 



Friday, February 1, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment, at one o'clock p.m. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Report Received. 

Report of the commissioners appointed to investigate 
the subject of the gradual abolition of the crossing of high- 
ways by railroads at grade was received, and was laid on 
the table and ordered to be printed. 



Bssex County 
commissioners, 
— registry of 
deeds for the 
southern dis- 
trict. 



Poor debtor 
matters. 



Introduced on Leave. 

By Mr. Gilman of North Andover, a Bill to authorize 
the county commissioners of Essex County to cause to be 
made copies of certain records and plans in the registry of 
deeds for the southern district. Read and referred to the 
committee on the Judiciary. 

By Mr. Qua of Lowell, a Bill relating to procedure in 
poor debtor matters. Read and referred to the committee 
on Probate and Insolvency. 



Constitutional 
amendment, — 
census of legal 
voters and 
inhabitants. 



Taken from the Files of Last Year. 

On motion of Mr. Leary of Boston, the order relative 
to amending the Constitution, concerning the census of 
legal voters and inhabitants, was taken from the files of 
last year, and was referred to the joint special committee 
on Constitutional Amendments, and sent up for concur- 
rence. 



City of Brock- 
ton. 



Prohibitory 
amendment. 



Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Bixby of Brockton, petition of the city of Brock- 
ton for an amendment of section 1, chapter 312 of the 
Acts of the year 1885, relating to the limit of municipal 
debt of and rate of taxation in cities. Referred to the 
committee on Cities. 

By Mr. Packard of Conway, petition of John B. Laid- 
ley and others that the prohibitory amendment be sub- 



FKIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1889. 151 

mitted to the people without any change, and that the 
time of voting upon said amendment be at the annual fall 
election. Referred to the joint special committee on 
Constitutional Amendments. 

By Mr. Smalley of Nantucket, petitions of Herbert C. wiid/owi. 
Smith and others, and of J. M. Colesworthy and others ; 
by Mr. Crowell of Dennis, petition of Davis E. Long 
and others ; and by Mr. Eldredge of Bourne, petition of 
F. R. Gifford and others, — severally, for the privilege, 
between high and low water mark, of shooting wild 
fowl. 

Severally referred to the committee on Fisheries and 
Game. 

By Mr. Gil man of North Andover, petition of George cider. 
A. Putnam and others ; by Mr. Spring of Holliston, peti- 
tion of George A. Whiting and others ; by Mr. Putnam 
of Lunenburg, petition of James Sloan and others ; by 
Mr. Bigelow of Grafton, petition of C. Augustus Gassett 
and others ; by Mr. Johnson of Haverhill, petition of A. 
C. Ford and others ; by Mr. Reed of Framingham, peti- 
tion of Fred R. York and others ; by Mr. Curtis of 
Marlborough, petition of George A. Cotting and others ; 
by Mr. Morse of Marlborough, petition of George E. 
Sherman and others ; by Mr. Wood of Northborough, 
petition of Charles Richardson and others ; and by Mr. 
Gardner of Raynham, petition of W. A. White and 
others, — severally, for legislation providing that cider 
shall not be subject to the provisions of the laws relating 
to intoxicating liquors. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Liquor Law. 

By Mr. Hixon of Chelsea, petition of John Flanagan John Flanagan, 
that he may be made eligible to receive State aid. 

By Mr. White of Taunton, petition of A. M. Alger, Salaries of jus- 
clerk of the first district court of Bristol County, for an of e fi?lft d d C utrict 
increase of the salaries of the justice and clerk of said gJJSJtJ' BriBio{ 
court. 

By Mr. Bennett of. Pepperell, petition of Levi Wal- SS2 r flf«l 1 dS? e 
lace, the justice of the first district court of northern trict court of 

»fju t» , /• l northern Mid- 

Midulesex, for an increase of salary. dieeex. 

Severally referred to the committee on Public Ser- 
vice. 

By Mr. Curtis of Marlborough, petition of John E. ^! tton of 
Hayes and others ; by Mr. McDonough of Boston, peti- 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Riverside 
Water Supply 
Company. 



Woman 
suffrage. 



Involuntary 
proceedings in 
insolvency. 



tion of Herbert L. Tyler and others ; and by Mr. Coveney 
of Cambridge, petition of William H. Hannaford and 
others, — severally, for the exemption from tax of all 
products of labor, personal property and improvements 
upon land, and providing for the collection of all public 
revenue from the value created by society by a single tax 
upon the rental or site value of land. 

Severally referred to the committee on Taxation. 

By Mr. Atherton of Gill, petition of the Riverside 
Water Supply Company for authority to take water from 
Nevins Brook and Burton's Cove. Referred to the com- 
mittee on Water Supply, with instructions to hear the 
parties, after such notice has been given as the committee 
shall direct. 

By Mr. McCall of Winchester, petition of S. E. Eaton 
and others; by Mr. Sherman of Plymouth, petition of 
Phebe R. Clifford and others ; by Mr. Bixby of Brockton, 
petition of Frank P. Keith and others ; by Mr. Wyman 
of Hyde Park, petition of Theodora D. Weld and others ; 
by Mr. Patridge of Upton, petition of Mary S. Skinner 
and others ; and by Mr. Bicknell of Boston, petition of 
Martha Clapp and others, — severally, for the enactment 
of a law enabling women to vote in all town and municipal 
elections and affairs, including the question of granting 
liquor licenses. 

Severally referred to the committee on Woman Suffrage. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Dubuque of Fall River, petition of Marcus G. 
B. Swift, relative to involuntary proceedings in insolvency. 
Referred to the committee on Probate and Insolvency. 



Co-operative 
banks. 



Town appro- 
priations. 



Orders. 

On motion of Mr. Milton of Waltham, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Banks and Banking 
consider the expediency of amending chapter 117 of the 
Public Statutes, so that co-operative banks may issue 
shares in quarterly series, and still distribute their profits 
and losses semi-annually. 

On motion of Mr. Crowell of Dennis, — 
Ordered, That the joint committee on the Judiciary 
consider the expediency of so amending section 10 of 
chapter 27 of the Public Statutes, relative to the pur- 



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1889. 153 

poses for which towns can appropriate money, that the 
purposes shall be enlarged and defined. 

On motion of Mr. Cheney of Worcester, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- f^J' "Jj 110 ^ 
sider the expediency of providing for the sale to the ^auction, 
highest bidder, at public auction, of licenses of the first 
five classes, for the sale of intoxicating liquors. 

On motion of Mr. Dame of Newbury, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Railroads consider the signal lights at 
expediency of amending section 1, chapter 240 of the S^SSSf 1 " 
Acts of the year 1888, so as to require railroads to display a 
light, at all grade crossings where flagmen are stationed, 
whenever an engine or train passes after night-fall. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

On motion of Mr. Sohier of Beverly, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Right* of hna- 
the expediency of amending sections 2 and 7 of chapter band ■" 
147 of the Public Statutes, concerning the rights of hus- 
band and wife, and the contracts which each may make. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider conveyance* of 
the expediency of further legislation concerning the con- r6al eBtato " 
veyances of real estate, and the papers necessary to vest 
the title to the same. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Joint tenancy 
the expediency of further legislation concerning joint common! 167 ° 
tenancy and tenancy in common. 

On motion of Mr. Gilman of North Andover, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary con- Division of 
sider the expediency of dividing the county of Essex into into^wo "" 1 * 
two or more judicial districts, with a view to facilitate the dtatric£u ic,Al 
trial of cases in the superior court within and for said 
county. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider sittings oMhe 
the expediency of changing the present number and times in the county of 
of the sittings of the superior court, for civil and criminal Esiex * 
business, within and for the county of Essex. 

On motion of Mr. Perkins of Cambridge, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Boards and 
whether legislation is necessary to prescribe a rule that all of^common. 

wealth. 



154 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



boards and commissioners created under the laws of the 
Commonwealth, which have or may have the power to 
summon or to examine witnesses, or to have and conduct 
hearings or trials before them, shall, while so sitting, fol- 
low the procedure of the courts, and shall not have or 
exercise the power to exclude therefrom the public or the 
press. 

On motion of Mr. Leach of Palmer, — 
Si£ «rtiton Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insolvency 
« uters e of cy, ~~ cons ^ er the expediency of so amending chapter 236 of the 
insolvency. Acts of the year 1884, and chapter 353 of the Acts of 
the year 1885, relating -to composition with creditors in 
insolvency, that the register of insolvency shall have the 
same power to deposit moneys remaining in his hands un- 
claimed, and due absent creditors, that now belong to 
assignees in insolvency, administrators and executors of 
estates of deceased persons. 



Street railways. 



Laid on the Table. 

The Senate order, laid over from yesterday, relative to 
providing for the approval by the Railroad Commissioners 
of locations granted, relocations, revocation of locations, 
revocation of the grant to use electricity or other motive 
power to street railway companies in the cities and towns 
of the Commonwealth, was, on motion of Mr. Holman of 
Clinton, laid on the table. 



Stenographer 
for the commit- 
tee on Public 
Charitable 
Institutions. 



State House. 



Savings banks. 



Papers from the Senate. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Public 
Charitable Institutions be authorized to employ a stenog- 
rapher, and to make such reports in print as may seem to 
the committee necessary or expedient. 

A message from His Excellency the Governor, con- 
taining certain recommendations in regard to the better 
accommodation of the State government in the city of 
Boston, was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on 
State House. * 

A report of the committee on Banks and Banking, ask- 
ing to be discharged from the further consideration of so 
much of the annual report of the Board of Commissioners 
of Savings Banks as relates to the names of mortgage 
loan and investment companies, the use of the word 



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1889. 155 

"bank" without legal authority, and the dealing in 
Western farm mortgages by trust companies, and recom- 
mending that the same be referred to the joint committee 
on the Judiciary, accepted by the Senate, was read and 
accepted, in concurrence. 

The Resolve providing for an amendment to the Consti- ^ndmen"- 
tution, forbidding the manufacture and sale of intoxicating intoxicating 
liquors as a beverage (referred by the last General Court 
to the General Court next to be chosen) , agreed to by the 
Senate, was read and ordered to a second reading. On 
motion of Mr. McEttrick of Boston, the rule was sus- * 
pended, and the resolve was read a second time ; and, 
pending the question on ordering the resolve to a third 
reading, it was, on further motion of the same gentleman, 
postponed for further consideration until Tuesday next, 
to be placed first in the orders of the day for that day. 

The following petitions were referred, in concurrence : — 

Petition of Ipswich Grange, No. 136, Patrons of Hus- imitation dairy 
bandry, for legislation to prevent deception in the man- P roduct *- 
ufacture and sale of imitation dairy products: 

Petition of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society that Maw»chiwetu 
an appropriation be made to enable the Massachusetts Experiment 
Agricultural Experiment Station to erect a suitable build- ubii phy^i Vege ' 
ing and apparatus for a department of vegetable physi- ology - 
ology. 

Severally to the committee on Agriculture. 

Petition of Woodbury A. Ham and others of Everett e crett. 
for the incorporation of a savings bank in said town. To 
the committee on Banks and Banking. 

Petition of Walter Clifford and others for legislation to Bridge over tho 
enable the county commissioners of Bristol County to ^wclTNew Vcr 
build a bridge over the Acushnet River between New Bed- pif/h a r v l e S nd 
ford and Fairhaven. To the committee on Harbors and 
Public Lands, with instructions to hear the parties, after 
such notice has been given as the committee shall direct. 

Petition of Frederick B. Kellogg for State aid. To Frederick b. 
the committee on Military Affairs. Keiiogg. 

Petition of the water commissioners of the town of J^rbond? 
Marlborough for authority to issue additional water bonds, 
in accordance with the vote of said town passed at the last 
aunual town meeting. To the committee on Water Supply. 



156 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Publication of 
laws. 



Westfleld. 



Charles D. 
Jenkins. 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Pratt of Abington, from the committee on the 
Judiciary, on two orders, a Bill relating to the further 
publication of laws. 

By Mr. Pinkerton of Worcester, from the committee 
on Water Supply, on a petition, a Bill to authorize the 
town of Westfield to issue additional water bonds. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Howard of Lawrence, from the committee on 
Public Service, on a petition, a Resolve in favor of Charles 
D. Jenkins. Read and referred, under the rule, to the 
committee on Finance. 



Bills enacted. 



Resolve passed. 



Bills Unacted and Resolve Parsed. 

Engrossed bills : 

Making appropriations for carrying out the provisions 
of the Act relating to the employment of prisoners in the 
prisons of the Commonwealth ; 

To authorize the Boston Children's Friend Society to 
hold additional real and personal estate ; and 

To establish the salary of the treasurer of the county of 
Bristol ; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent 
to the Senate. 

An engrossed Resolve, in favor of Charles Wright and 
Moses G. Howe (which originated in the House), was 
passed, signed and sent to the Senate. 



Orders of the 
Day. 



Orders of the Day. 

The report of the committee on the Judiciary, inexpe- 
dient to legislate, on an order relative to amending sec- 
tion 9 of chapter 101 of the Public Statutes, by making all 
persons therein named principals, as in section 7 of said 
chapter, was accepted. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Mercantile Affairs, leave to with- 
draw, on the petition of G. W. Tucker and others for an 
act of incorporation as the Union Development and Im- 
provement Company ; and 



FfHDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1889. 157 

Of the same committee, inexpedient to legislate, on an 
order relative to legislation for the further protection of 
citizens who make improvements on leased lands ; and 

Of the committee on Water Supply, leave to withdraw, 
on the petition of the selectmen of Marblehead for an 
amendment to chapter 325 of the Acts of the year 1886, 
entitled, " An Act to supply the town of Marblehead with 
water ; " 

Were severally accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

Bills: 

In relation to sales and mortgages of trust estates ; 

To fix the capital stock of the American Linen Com- 
pany of Fall River ; 

To incorporate the Abington Business Club Building 
Association ; 

In relation to the drawing and summoning of jurors in 
the supreme judicial court for the county of Barnstable ; 

To incorporate the Nantasket Methodist Episcopal 
Church; 

Making appropriations for salaries and expenses at the 
State Almshouse at Tewksbury ; 

Making appropriations for salaries and expenses at the 
State Farm at Bridgewater ; 

To authorize the Brockton Agricultural Society in 
Brockton to hold additional real and personal estate ; and 

To establish the salaries of the county commissioners 
of the county of Hampden ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

Bills: 

Relating to assistant clerks of courts ; 

To amend section 4 of chapter 130 of the Public Statutes, 
relative to the administration of estates after twenty years ; 

To provide for the payment of the expenses of the 
trustees of the Massachusetts Agricultural College ; 

To provide for the payment of postage and expressage 
on documents sent to members of the General Court ; 

To establish the salary of the first assistant clerk of the 
municipal court for civil business of the city of Boston ; 

To incorporate the Yorick Club of Lowell ; 

To establish the salary of the justice of the third dis- 
trict court of Bristol ; and 



158 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

To amend section 17 of chapter 152 of the Public Stat- 
utes, relative to the transaction of civil business in the 
superior court for the county of Norfolk ; and the 

Resolve in favor of Michael O'Neill ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be engrossed 
and sent up for concurrence. 

The Bill in further addition to an Act relating to the 
Mystic River Corporation was read a third time, and was 
passed to be engrossed, in concurrence. 



On motion of Mr. Witt of Boston, at fifteen minutes 
before three o'clock the House adjourned. 



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1889. 159 



Monday, February 4, 1889. 

Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Brown of Salem, petition of the Essex Agricult- Do * B - 
ural Society for an amendment of chapter 102 of the 
Public Statutes, relating to dogs. 

By Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, petition of James R. ° l £^^ n rine ' 
Bigelow and others ; by Mr. Putnam of Lunenburg, peti- butter, 
tion of John Wooldredge and others ; and by Mr. Brown 
of Salem, petition of the Essex Agricultural Society, — 
severally, for such legislation as will prohibit the manu- 
facture and sale of oleomargarine, butterine, or other 
imitations of butter. 

By Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, petition of East Black- Dalr * p«xiw*»." 
stone Grange, No. 137, Patrons of Husbandry, to prevent 
deception in manufacture and sale of imitation dairy prod- 
ucts. 
. Severally referred to the committee on Agriculture. 

By Mr. Blume of Boston, petition of John J. Gannon Qaincy.-Bos- 
and others that that part of Quincy known as Squantum ton ' 
may be annexed to Boston. 

By Mr. Bixby of Brockton, petition of the city of Brock- Brockton, 
ton to borrow $100,000, and to issue bonds to secure pay- 
ment of the same, for the purpose of building a city hall. 

Severally referred to the committee on Cities. 

By Mr. Qua of Lowell, petition of L. T. Trull and SlTntTf C ™ 8 
others for the disfranchisement of persons convicted of JJ,^J™^i rt 
crimes against the elective franchise, and of infamous th7ctectlve M 
crimes. Referred to the joint special committee on Con- 
stitutional Amendments. 

By Mr. Carpenter of Brookline, petition of the select- ffc™*^* 11 
men of Brookline for authority to construct and maintain Boston, 
a sewer through parts of the cities of Newton and Boston. 
Referred to the committee on Drainage. 



160 JOURNAL OP THE HOUSE, 

£Sn°of h flrfiin ^ ^ r# Thayer of Randolph, petition of S. A. Thayer 

Bine tin and and others for legislation to regulate the taking of certain 

rivorr ay fish in Blue Hill River and Noroway River, and the 

tributaries flowing into Great Pond in Randolph. 

woodcock. By ]yj r# Bottum of Northampton, petition of L. H. 

Mayott and others for an amendment to the law relating 
to the taking of woodcock. 

wild fowl. By Mr. Harris of East Bridgewater, petition of Wendell 

P. Sturtevant and others for amendment of the laws relat- 
ing to the shooting of wild fowl between high and low 
water mark. 

tnSaSon neti ^ ^ r * I >urr ^ n ^ on °f Mattapoisett, petition of H. W. 

harbor. Everest and others of Marion for authority to set nets and 

gill nets in Marion harbor. 

Severally referred to the committee on Fisheries and 
Game. 

Eighthonraa By Mr. McDonough of Boston, petition of the Eight- 
ay b wor . jj our League of Boston for legislation to make eight hours' 

work a day the legal standard of a day's work, 
ibid. By Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, petition of L. M. Hill 

and others for legislation fixing eight hours for a day's 

work for State, city, county and town employees. 
Fln li By mamifac- ^ *^ e sam © gentleman, petition of Simon J. Chad wick 
tories. and others for the ahojition of the fine system in textile 

manufactories. 

Severally referred to the committee on Labor. 

cider. By Mr. Littlefield of Peabody, petition of George A. 

Clough, Jr., and others ; and by Mr. Newhall of Sterling, 
petition of John Gates and others ; severally, for legisla- 
tion providing that cider shall not be subject to the pro- 
visions of the laws relating to intoxicating liquors. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Liquor Law. 

Danvers. By Mr. Shepard of Danvers, petition of the selectmen 

of Danvers for authority to allow that town to furnish its 
inhabitants with electric light and power. Referred to 
the committee on Manufactures. 

Buiid?^ aSSo® By ^ r - Carpenter of Brookline, petition of Frank M. 

elation. Ames and others for an act of incorporation as the Nar- 

tional Home Building Association. 

toASILSdSSta. B y Mr * Carter of Lowell, petition of W. F. Salmon and 
others for an act of incorporation as the Lowell Pro- 
tective Association. 

Severally referred to the committee on Mercantile Affairs. 



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1889. 161 

By Mr. Qua of Lowell, petition of the proprietors of SHiSSSSi 011 
locks and canals on Merrimac River to discontinue a part River mLoweii. 
of the lower free landing in the city of Lowell. Referred 
to the committee on Mercantile Affairs, with instructions 
to hear the parties, after such notice has been given as the 
committee shall direct. 

By Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, petition of F. A. Osgood ^^f}™ 01 ' 
and others, officers of 8th Regiment Massachusetts Volun- 
teer Militia, for an appropriation to defray expenses to 
attend the inauguration of the President of the United 
States. 

By Mr. Raymond of Somerville, petition of Augustus A. f^ff mAm 
Lewis that he may be made eligible to receive State aid. 

By Mr. Kittredge of Boston, petition of Maria Gragg Maria Gragg. 
that she may be made eligible to receive State aid. 

Severally referred to the committee on Military Affairs. 

By Mr. Ayers of Petersham, petition of the First Con- Fi«t congrega- 
gregational Parish in Petersham for authority to sell from p2t n era£ra? h in 
time to time certain lands belonging to said parish. 

By Mr. Bixby of Brockton, petition of the First Parish ^ l "f h P S^ b ge °. f 
of North Bridgewater for a change of name. water. 

Severally referred to the committee on Parishes and 
Religious Societies. 

By Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, petition of Edward J£|JJ|gSS2? 
Cburlesworth and others ; and by Mr. Haseltine of Law- 
rence, petition of J. T. Merrill and others, — severally, 
for an Act granting $10,000 annually, to be used as a 
fund for the relief of firemen injured while working at or 
returning from tires. 

By Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, petition of the trustees Discharge of 
of the State Primary and Reform Schools for the repeal 155™*"/™™ 
of section 45 of chapter 89 of the Public Statutes, relating KJwT 1 
to the discharge and return to parents of inmates, and the schoou. 
substitution of a new section. 

By the same gentleman, the petition of the trustees of JjJfC^ I'and 1 
the State Primary and Reform Schools for an appropria- Lyman iiaii. 
tion to build and make alterations at the Lymau School 
for Boys, and Lyman Hall. 

By the same gentleman, petition of the trustees of the state industrial 
State Primary and Reform Schools for an appropriation StLancaaier/* 
for rebuilding a barn at the Stafe Industrial School for 
Girls at Lancaster. 

Severally referred to the committee on Public Charitable 
Institutions. 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Sffe^v" tJlfdeB. ^y ^ r * Raymond of Somerville, petition of the Board 
of Health of Somerville for a change in the laws relating 
to noxious and offensive trades. Referred to the com- 
mittee on Public Health. 

By Mr. Kimball of Fitchburg, petition of Wylon G. 
Hayes, clerk of the police court of Fitchburg, for an 
increase of salary. 

By Mr. Preble of Boston, petition of Henry E. Bellew, 
second assistant clerk of the municipal court of the city of 
Boston, for an increase of salary. 



Salary of the 
clerk of the 
police court of 
Fitchburg. 

Salary of the 
second assistant 
dark of the 
municipal 
court of Boston. 



u^'ofPiy^ 8 " K i r Mr - Prfttt of Abington, petition of Albert Davis, 
outh county, treasurer of the county of Plymouth, for an increase of 
salary. 

Severally referred to the committee on Public Service. 



Draws over the 
Charles River. 



Danger signals 
on railways. 



Width of rims 
to wagon 
wheels. 



By Mr. Lovell of Boston, petition of Horatio Welling- 
ton and others for an extension of time in which to close 
the draws over the Charles River. 

By Mr. Pratt of Abington, petition of William M. Per- 
kins and others for the enactment of a law for the better 
protection of railroad employees, by the use of danger 
signals or otherwise. 

Severally referred to the committee on Railroads. 

By Mr. White of Taunton, petition of R. H. Hall and 
others for an Act regulating the width of rims to wagon 
wheels. 

NortToanluf ^ ^ r# Haseltine of Lawrence, petition of the mayor 
the Essex com- of the city of Lawrence for an Act to authorize said city 
ren/e. 11 w * to maintain a bridge over the North Canal of the Essex 
Company in said city. 

Severally referred to the committee on Roads and 
Bridges. 

By Mr. Swallow of Boston, petition of E. V. R. Reed 
and others ; by Mr. Preble of Boston, petition of Philo W. 
Sprague and others ; and by Mr. Glasgow of Worcester, 
petition of T. J. Hastings and others, — severally, for 
enactment of a law which shall exempt from tax the 
products of labor, personal property and improvements 
upon land, and provide for the collection of all public 
revenue from the value created by society by a single tax 
upon the rental or site value of land. 

Severally referred to the committee on Taxation. 



Taxation of 
land. 



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1889. 163 

By Mr. Turner of Maiden, petition of Charles S. Wei- £own of 
lington and others in aid of the establishment of the town 
of Brooks. Referred to the committee on Towns. 

By Mr. Smith of Leicester, petition of H. Arthur White Leicester water 
and others for authority to take additional sources of water Buppy ' 
supply for the Leicester Water supply district. Referred 
to the committee on Water Supply, with instructions to 
hear the parties, after such notice has been given as the 
committee shall direct. # 

By Mr. Cook of Weymouth, petition of the Board -of ™£*J{* of 
Commissioners of Weymouth for an Act authorizing said 
town to increase its water debt. Referred to the commit- 
tee on Water Supply. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. White of Taunton, petition of Edward H. Ben- Taunton, - 
nett and others for legislation to authorize and require ££?£! County 
the county commissioners of Bristol County to enlarge 
and improve the accommodations of the courts and of the 
county at Taunton. Referred to the committee on County 
Estimates. 

By Mr. Milton of Waltham, petition of E. W. Richardson Lie™, 
and others in aid of the petition of the Bay State Lumber 
Trade Association for a change in the law relating to me- 
chanics' and other liens. 

By Mr. Shepard of Danvers, petition x>f Lelia J. Rob- ^JV^*" 
inson and Mary A. Greene for legislation to enlarge the appointed at 

, , •' . - ° . . , . -P special commia- 

powers and duties of women appointed as special com- •toners. 
missioners. 
Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 

Orders. 

On motion of Mr. Conant of Littleton, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Agriculture consider Newappie 
the expediency of regulating by law the size of new apple arre B * 
barrels. 

On motion of Mr. Berry of Salem, — 

Ordered, That the committee On Cities consider the Elections to mi 
expediency of legislation providing that, whenever a va- ™™cnB. 8,nclty 
•cancy occurs in the board of aldermen or in the common 
council of any city, between the first day of May and the 
day of the annual State election in November of each year, 



164 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Drainage In 
towns. 



Australian ays- 
tem of voting. 



Apportion- 
ment* of State 
polls. 



Registrars of 
voter*. 



Smelt*. 



Quail. 



Lobsters. 



such vacancy shall be filled by the city council of said city 
after public notice of at least one week. 

On motion of Mr. Dearing of Braintree, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Drainage consider the 

expediency of requiring towns of more than four thousand 

inhabitants to adopt some plan of drainage. 

On motion of Mr. McDonough of Boston, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Election Laws consider 
the expediency of amending chapter 436 of the Acts of 
the year 1888, relative to providing for printing and dis- 
tributing ballots at the public expense, and to regulate 
voting at State and city elections. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Election Laws consider 
the expediency of amending section 48 of chapter 11 of 
the Public Statutes so that if the State poll exceeds in 
amount the sum of five cents, the excess above said 
amount shall be apportioned upon property, as provided 
by said chapter. 

On motion of Mr. Harris of East Bridgewater, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Election Laws consider 
the expediency of so amending section 35 of chapter 298 
of the Acts of the year 1884 as to fix the number of hours 
registrars of voters shall be in session. 

On motion of Mr. Merrill of Quincy, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Fisheries and Game 
inquire into tho expediency of repealing or amending sec- 
tions 57 aftd 58 of chapter 91 of the Public Statutes relat- 
ing to the taking of smelts. 

On motion of Mr. Taft of Gloucester, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Fisheries and Game 
consider the expediency of amending section 1 of chapter 
276 of the Acts of the year 1886, in relation to the time 
of biking and killing quail. 

On motion of Mr. Littlefield of Peabody, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Fisheries and Game 
consider the expediency of further legislation concerning 
the protection of lobsters, and of amending chapter 212 of ' 
the Acts of the year 1884, so as to provide that possession 
alone shall not be prima facie evidence to convict. 



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1889. 165 

On motion of Mr. Perkins of Cambridge, — 

Ordered, That the joint committee on the Judiciary Attorneys and 
consider the expediency of a law prohibiting persons not J^J niel,or,,at 
regularly admitted to the bar representing themselves by 
card, sign or advertisement as attorneys or counsellors at 
law. 

On motion of Mr. Hayes of Lynn, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Labor consider the Protection of 
expediency of such legislation as shall better protect human Are. n 
life in time of fire. 

On motion of Mr. Mellen of Worcester, — 

Ordered* That the committee on Labor consider the Equipment of 
expediency of so amending section 1 of chapter 310 of m«at£ part " 
the Acts of the year 1888 that the material used in the 
appliances therein mentioned shall be sufficient if treated 
by some approved process to render the same practically 
uninflammable. 

On motion of Mr. Barnes of Chelsea, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- intoxicating uq- 
sider the expediency of such legislation as shall exempt SSf number of 8 
from the provisions of chapter 340 of the Acts of the year 1,cen8ea - 
1888 all persons holding a license of the fourth and fifth 
classes under chapter 100 of the Public Statutes, and who 
do business only between the hours of six o'clock a.m. 
and six o'clock p.m. 

On motion of Mr. Mellen of Worcester, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Manufactures consider illuminating 
the expediency of such legislation as shall enable cities gM ' 
and towns to manufacture, sell and distribute illuminating 
gas to its citizens, and for such purpose acquire by 
purchase the plants of existing companies. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Mercantile Affairs Placing electric 
consider the expediency of such legislation as shall compel ground. er 
electric wires to be placed under ground . 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Mercantile Affairs Telephone 
consider the expediency of regulating by statute the rate8 
amounts to be charged by telephone companies in this 

State. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Mercantile Affairs T ^P hone com - 
consider the expediency of such legislation as shall allow paD e8 ' 



166 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Gas companies 
of other Slates. 



Electric wires. 



SUte and mill* 
tary aid. 



Dependent par- 
ent* of soldiers 
and sailors. 



Records of Mas- 
sachusetts Vol- 
unteers. 



Officers of Mas- 
sachusetts 
Reformatory. 



cities in granting any franchise to a telephone company 
within its limits to exact gratuitous services from said 
companies. 

On motion of Mr. McDonough of Boston, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Mercantile Affairs 
consider the expediency of such legislation as shall pro- 
hibit gas companies incorporated under the laws of other 
States from doing business in this Commonwealth. 

On motion of Mr. Fottler of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Mercantile Affairs con- 
sider the expediency of providing by statute that all fix- 
tures, poles or other devices, designed for the support of 
electric wires operated by other than municipal corpora- 
tions, shall be erected or placed upon buildings within this 
Commonwealth only with the consent of the owner or 
agent of such buildings. 

On motion of Mr. Leach of Palmer, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Military Affairs con- 
sider the expediency of so amending all laws relating to 
the payment of State or military aid to soldiers and sailors 
as to provide for those soldiers and sailors who are now 
residents of this Commonwealth, but served in commands 
of other States during the late war. 

On motion of Mr. Sanger of Cambridge, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Military Affairs con- 
sider the expediency of so -amending chapter 438 of the 
Acts of 1888 as to include within its provisions the de- 
pendent parents of persons who served in the army or 
navy of the United States during the rebellion. 

On motion of Mr. Dubuque of Fall River, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Military Affairs con- 
sider the expediency of such legislation as will correct, as 
far as may be, the wrongs caused by the inaccuracies con- 
tained in the book published under the authority of a 
Resolve of the 'Legislature passed in the year L886, and 
entitled, " Records of the Massachusetts Volunteers." 

On motion of Mr. Qua of Lowell, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Prisons consider the 
expediency of amending section two of chapter 335 of the 
Acts of the year 1888, in relation to the term of service 
and compensation of officers of the Massachusetts Reform- 
atory. 



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1889. 167 

On motion of Mr. Brown of Salem, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Public Charitable In- Records of 
stitutions consider the expediency of such legislation as ind a to^n f initf. 
will require all State, city and town institutions having tntl0M - 
the custody and care of criminals, the poor, dependent, 
sick and insane, to keep a complete record of the inmates, 
specifying the date of admission, the name, age, sex and 
color, date of birth, place of birth, occupation, residence, 
their condition (whether single or married), the name of 
the person to whom married (if any), and such other facts 
as may be deemed desirable to secure complete records. 

On motion of Mr. Dearing of Braintree, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Public Health consider sewerage in 
the expediency of requiring towns of more than four 
thousand inhabitants to adopt some system of sewerage. 

On motion of Mr. Dewey of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Public Service consider salary of the 
the expediency of increasing the salary of the justice of muni3wd the 
the municipal court for the Roxbury district of the city of ft^S 7 

B08tOIl. cit y of Boston. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Public Service con- Assistant cierk 
aider the expediency of increasing the salary of the assist- SmSfSSrtS" 
ant clerk of the municipal court of the Roxbury district fei3rt«?3e 
of the city of Boston. city of Boston. 

On motion of Mr. Raymond of Somerville, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Public Service con- Treasurer of 
sider the expediency of providing clerical assistance in county!" 
the office of the treasurer of Middlesex County. 

On motion of Mr. Qua of Lowell, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Public Service con- compensation 
sider the expediency of legislation fixing the compensation mwnbewof the 
and mileage of the members of the Legislature. Legislature. 

On motion of Mr. Preble of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Public Service con- Municipal 
sider the expediency of providing for additional clerical charted™ 
assistance in the municipal court of the Charlestown dis- cuTof^oston. 
trict of the city of Boston. 

On motion of Mr. Ferren of Stoneham, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Street Railways con- street railways, 
aider what effect the erection of electric overhead wires iTead e wFres . ver " 



168 



JOURNAL OP THE HOUSE, 



Newsboys on 
street cars. 



Taxation of 
trust funds of 
religious 
societies. 



Injuries by 
dogs. 



Clerks of 
courts, —term 
fees. 



Term fees for 
libel, dower, 
bill* und peti- 
tions In equity. 



Appeals from 
probate courts, 
— bonds. 



for street car propulsion will have on the security of life, 
property, the public convenience, safety and travel in 
densely settled portions of cities and towns. 

On motion of Mr. Preble of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Street Railways con- 
sider the expediency of prohibiting by law, by providing 
tx penalty therefor, street railway corporations from allow- 
ing minors, under the age of twelve years, to enter the 
cars of said corporations for the purpose of selling papers 
or other articles therein. 

On motion of Mr. Rowell of Methuen, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Taxation consider the 
expediency of legislation in regard to the exemption from 
taxation of funds held in trust by religious societies for 
the support of the ministry and religious instruction, in 
certain cases. 

Severally 6ent up for concurrence. 

On motion of Mr, Kittredge of Boston, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of amending section 93 of chapter 102 of 
the Public Statutes by striking out the word "double" 
from the second line of said section, or by otherwise 
limiting the amount of damages, to be recovered in case 
of injuries by dogs, to that actually sustained. 

On motion of Mr. Pinkerton of Worcester. — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of such legislation as will abolish the term 
fee paid to clerks of courts on suits entered, and proceed- 
ings commenced prior to the first day of July, 1688. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of so amending chapter 257 of the Acts of 
the year- 1888 as to extend the provisions of section 3 
thereof to include and regulate charges for libel, for 
dower, bills and petitions in equity, and citations, orders 
and proceedings thereunder. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of so amending chapter 156 of the Public 
Statutes as to provide that when any person claims an 
appeal from the allowance of a will by the probate court 
to the supreme judicial court, he shall file a bond in 



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1889. 169 

such sum and with such surety or sureties as shall be 
approved by the judge of the probate court, conditioned 
to pay all such costs and charges as the appellee may 
sustain by reason of said appeal, provided the decision of 
the probate court is affirmed. 

On motion of Mr. Curtis of Marlborough, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider soidiersand 
the expediency of so amending chapter 68, section 9, "era"ucui«». 
of the Public Statutes, that any soldier or sailor who 
served in the late war, and was honorably discharged, may 
be granted a State license to peddle, on the same condi- 
tions as though he was a disabled soldier or sailor. 

On motion of Mr. Sanger of Cambridge, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Libci. 
the expediency of so amending the law relating to libel as 
to provide that no action shall be maintained for publica- 
tion of matter of legitimate interest to the public, if made 
without actual malice, and effectually retracted or cor- 
rected by publisher or author, if untrue or mistaken, upon 
request of any person aggrieved by original publication. 

On motion of Mr. Marchant of Edgartown, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider itecordinK of 
the expediency of providing by law that attachments of ?iLTUtnt£ <l ° 
real estate be recorded in the registry of deeds for the 
county, if there be only one such registry, or in the district 
where the land lies, if there be more than one registry in 
the same county, instead of having attachments recorded 
in the office of the clerk of the court, as is done at present 
in some counties. 

On motion of Mr. Qua of Lowell , — 

Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Tnsol- SuS^SSu^r. 
vency consider the expediency of amending the statutes in insolvency. 
in relation to composition with creditors in insolvency. 

On motion of Mr. Sohier of Beverly, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insol- S^JKS". 
vency consider the expediency of so amending chapter 
419 of the Acts of the year 1888 that any fees received by 
any magistrate, who is a justice of any police, municipal 
or district court, shall be paid into said court and ac- 
counted for in the same manner as fees received for civil 
business. 



170 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Resolution Presented. 



Pensions to 
honorably dis- 
charged BOl- 
diiTB, — rebel 
prisoners. 



By Mr. Curtis of Marlborough, a Resolution requesting 
Congress to pass a law granting pensions to every honor- 
ably discharged Union soldier or sailor who was confined 
in rebel prisons. Referred to the committee on Federal 
Relations, and sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Stover of Haverhill, a Bill to exempt from legal 
j^ m lc « al P roc - process the pension money paid by the United States to 
soldiers and their heirs. Referred to the committee on 
Military Affairs and sent up for concurrence. 



Kxcmptlon of 
pennion money 



Gurnet Bridge 
Company, — 
bridge across 
Dux bury 
harbor. 



Episcopal Theo- 
logical School. 



Papers from the Senate. 

A report of the committee on Roads and Bridges, leave 
to withdraw, for want of proper notice, on the petition of 
the Gurnet Bridge Company for an amendment of section 
5 of chapter 301 of the Acts of the year 1887, by strik- 
ing out the last clause thereof, relative to the cost of 
repairing and maintaining the bridge across Duxbury har- 
bor, was recommitted, in concurrence, to the committee 
on Roads and Bridges, with instructions to hear the parties, 
after such notice has been given as the committee shall 
direct. 

A Bill to amend the charter of the trustees of the Epis- 
copal Theological School, being a new draft of the House 
Bill to amend section 2 of chapter 333 of the Acts of the 
year 1867, concerning the trustees of the Episcopal 
Theological School, passed to be engrossed by the Senate, 
was read and ordered to a second reading. 



Female Auxili- 
ary Bible So- 
ciety. 



A Bill authorizing the transfer of the property of the 
Female Auxiliary Bible Society of Boston and Vicinity, 
and the dissolution of the corporation, passed to be 
engrossed by the Senate, was read and referred to the 
committee on the Judiciary. 

Resolve in favor of William S. Shurtleff (reported on 
an order), passed to be engrossed by the Senate, was 
read and referred, under the rule, to the committee on 
Finance. 

oI^em^ l ot Notice was received from the Senate of the rejection by 
and otSlr sute *' mt branch °* ^ e House order relative to providing for 
officers. the transportation of members of the Legislature and 



William S. 
Shurtleff. 



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1889. 171 

other State officers, when travelling in the discharge of 
their duties. 

The following petitions were referred, in concurrence : — 

Petition of Hinsdale Grange, No. 19, Patrons of Hus- imitation dairy 
bandry, for legislation to prevent the manufacture and pro uctB " 
sale of imitation dairy products. 

Petition of the Boston Market Gardeners' Association MaMachuwtu 
that an appropriation be made to enable the Massachusetts sition"— "ego- 
Agricultural Experiment Station to erect a suitable build- Sog^ yBi * 
ing with necessary apparatus for a department of vege- 
table physiology. 

Severally to the committee on Agriculture. 

Petitions of the Boston Tow Boat Company and others ; Towage of ve*. 
the Cunard Steamship Company ; the Merchants' and lom-b Day. 
Miners' Transportation Company and others ; Boston 
Wharf Company and others ; the Boston Marine Insur- 
ance Company and others ; the Norddeutscher Lloyd 
Steamship Company and others ; Hatheway & Co. and 
others ; and James L. Sullivan and others, — severally, 
for such amendment of the Sunday law as will allow the 
towage of vessels on the Lord's Day. 

Severally to the joint committee on the Judiciary. 

Petition of the county commissioners of the county of coin r tyVommi«- 
Middlesex that their salaries may be established. dieal"° f Mid 

To the committee on Public Service. 

Taken from the Table. 

On motion of Mr. Woodward of Wakefield, the Bill gXSyiESl. 
to authorize the Revere Street Railway Company to con- P a °y- 
struct, maintain and operate part of its railway upon pri- 
vate property, was taken from the table ; and, pending the 
question on its engrossment, it was, on further motion 
of the same gentleman, placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 

Bills Enacted and a Resolve Parsed. 

Engrossed bills: 

To establish the salary of the clerk of the police court buu enacted, 
of Marlborough (which originated in the House) ; and 

To authorize the Lenox Club of Lenox to hold additional 
real and personal estate (which originated in the Senate) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent 
to the Senate. 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Revive passed. An engrossed Resolve, to confirm the acts of George L. 
Wentworth as a justice of the peace (which originated in 
the House), was passed, signed and sent to the Senate. 



Orders of the 
Day. 



Bills : 



Orders of the Day. 



To authorize the town of Westfield to issue additional 
water bonds ; and 

Relating to the further publication of laws ; 

Were severally read a second time, and ordered to a 
third reading. 

Bills : 

In relation to sales and mortgages of trust estates ; 

To fix the capital stock of the American Linen Com- 
pany of Fall River ; 

To incorporate the Abington Business Club Building 
Association ; 

In relation to the drawing and summoning of jurors in 
the supreme judicial court for the county of Barnstable ; 

Making appropriations for salaries and expenses at the 
State Almshouse at Tewksbury ; and 

Making appropriations for salaries andexp enses at the 
State Farm at Bridge water ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be engrossed 
and sent up for concurrence. 

Bills : 

To establish the salaries of the county commissioners of 
the county of Hampden ; and 

To authorize the Brockton Agricultural Society in 
Brockton to hold additional real and personal estate ; 

Were severally read a third time, and were passed to be 
engrossed, in concurrence. 

The Bill to amend the charter of the Magnolia Improve- 
ment Company was read a third time, and considered. 
Pending the question on engrossment, Mr. Sanger of 
Cambridge moved to amend in section 1, line 13, by 
striking out the words, ** two hundred and fifty," and 
inserting in place thereof the words, "five hundred." 
The amendment was adopted, and the bill, as amended, 
was passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, and sent to 
the Senate for concurrence in the amendment previously 
adopted by the House. 



On motion of Mr. Lovell of Boston, at nine minutes 
before three o'clock the House adjourned. 



TUESDAY,' FEBRUARY 5, 1889. 173 



Tuesday, February 5, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Change in a Committee. 

Mr. McNary of Boston was, at his request, excused SmnSttl^ a 
from serving on the committee on Taxation, and Mr. 
McDonough of Fall River was appointed in his place. 

Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Fottler of Boston, petition of Charles Lawrence iMpection of 
& Co. and others in regard to legislation respecting the ttpplea ' 
inspection of apples. Referred to the committee on Ag- 
riculture. 

By Mr. Giddings of Great Barrington, petition of f^* 9 bank ,n 
William D. Curtis and others for an Act to incorporate a 
savings bank in the town of Lenox. Referred to the com- 
mittee on Banks and Banking. 

By Mr. Heslan of Boston, petition of John E. Heslan wards 22and26 
and others for legislation giving wards 22 and 25 in the lnBo8ton - 
city of Boston each two representatives in the General 
Court. 

By Mr. Carter of Lowell, petition of the mayor of o f e °h i riow eTi ce 
Lowell for authority to fix the tenure of office of the fire department. 
officers and members of the fire department of the city 
of Lowell. 

By Mr. Sullivan of Lawrence, petition of the mayor of p^nic library 
the city of Lawrence for authority to borrow money for 
the erection of a public library. 

By Mr. Merrill of Quincy, petition of Charles H. Por- Quincy fire . 
ter, mayor of Quincy, for legislation to authorize said de P artme,,t - 
city to pay the engineers and volunteer firemen for ser- 
vices rendered to the town of Quincy during the past 
year. 

Severally referred to the committee on Cities. 

By Mr. Leary of Boston, petition of William H. Boston. 
Whitmore that the city council of Boston be empow- 
ered to take by purchase, or otherwise, certain lands and 



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JOURNAL OF THE* HOUSE, 



Public library 
of Brookline. 



Hopland school 
district in Lee. 



School superin- 
tendents In 
towns. 



Scallops. 



Dike in harbor 
of Province- 
town. 



Wooden struct- 
ure in Charles 
River. 



Liens, — collec- 
tion of wages. 



Tour- workers 
in paper mills. 



buildings situated in said city on the line of Bowdoin 
Street, and to issue a loan outside the debt limit. Re- 
ferred to the committee on Cities, with instructions to 
hear the parties, after such notice has been given as the 
committee shall direct. 

By Mr. Carpenter of Brookline, petition of William 
Aspinwall and others, trustees of the public library, and 
other officers of Brookline, for an amendment of chapter 
304 of the Acts of the year 1888, concerning the election 
and powers of trustees of free public libraries. 

By Mr. Foote of Lee, petition of I. H. Pixley and 
others for the abolition of the Hopland school district in 
the town of Lee. 

By Mr. Harris of East Bridgewater, petition of Edward 
Sawyer and George M. Hooper for amendment of chapter 
431 of the Acts of the year 1888, relative to aiding small 
towns to provide themselves with school superintendents. 

Severally referred to the committee on Education. 

By Mr. Rugg of New Bedford, petition of J. M. Bur- 
gess and others that the taking of scallops in the waters of 
the State may be made free to all citizens of the Common- 
wealth. Referred to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

By Mr. Crowell of Dennis, petition of James H. Hop- 
kins and others for the erection of a permanent dike in the 
harbor of Provincetown, from the point near the western 
end of Provincetown to a point near Wood End Light- 
house. 

By Mr. Blume of Boston, petition of T. J. Emery and 
others for the erection of a wooden structure in Charles 
River, to be used as a tank house or pumping station. 

Severally referred to the committee on Harbors and 
Public Lands, with instructions to hear the parties, after 
such notice has been given as the committee shall direct. 

By Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, petition of W. J. 
Shields and others for such revision of the present lien 
law as will better protect the workmen in the collection 
of their wages. 

By Mr. Keane of Holyoke, petition of John T. Rohan 
and others for legislation for less hours of labor for tour- 
workers in paper mills. 

Severally referred to the committee on Labor. 



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1889. 175 

By Mr. Marchant of Edgartown, petition of Timothy Line* and piiot- 
Aiken and others for legislation relating to lines and pilot- \vood^Hoii 
age fees in Wood's Holl harbor. harbor - 

By Mr. Dame of Newbury, petition of the Newbury Newbury q m 
Gas Company for a change of name. ompany. 

By Mr. Ward well of Haverhill, petition of Samuel f r ? d ft f n ° d rd FRrm " 
W. Hopkinson and others that they may be incorporated ^{J™*™' 
as " The Bradford Farmers' and Mechanics 1 Institute." 

By Mr. Lovell of Boston, petition of the Homoeopathic Homoeopathic 
Medical Dispensary for leave to hold additional real and Dispensary, 
personal estate. 

By Mr. Woodward of Wakefield, petition of Daniel SdJSSSj 
G. Walton and others for an act of incorporation as the a ^° o1 0om - 
Wakefield Industrial School Company. 

Severally referred to the committee on Mercantile 
Affairs. 

By Mr. Dubuque of Fall River, petitiou of James James Hoie- 
Holehouse relative to the book entitled " Becords of 
the Massachusetts Volunteers," which falsely represents 
him as a deserter. 

By Mr. Perkins of Cambridge, petition of Jane Parks Jane Parks, 
of Cambridge for an annuity. 

By Mr. Woodward of Wakefield, petition of Charles F. sixth Regiment, 
Woodward, major of the Sixth Regiment, M. V. M., that 
an allowance of $12,000 be granted to the Sixth Begiment 
to defray the expenses of a trip of said regiment to New 
York, April 30, 1889. 

By Mr. Barnes of Chelsea, petition of Mary K. Johnson Mary k. John, 
that she may be made eligible to receive State aid. ,on ' 

By the same gentleman, petition of John C. Orcutt that John o- orcutt. 
he may be made eligible to receive State aid. 

By the same gentleman, petition of Mary A. S. Batter- Mary a. s. 
man that she may be made eligible to receive State aid. Batterm » n - 

By the same gentleman, petition of Mrs. Catherine B. Burroughs?' 
Burroughs for State aid. 

By Mr. Glasgow of Worcester, petition of Josiah Pick- §aiSr f a1 a iiis?ory 
ett and others for legislation that may authorize them to school, 
issue commissions as military officers to the superintend- 
ent's staff and battalion officers of the battalion at the 
Quinsigamond Natural History School. 

By Mr. Barker of Maiden, petition of John G. B. Boidiam- Home. 
Adams and others, trustees of the Soldiers' Home, for an 
appropriation of $50,000 to build an addition to said 
Home. 

Severally referred to the committee on Military Affairs. 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



BawKtohuroh **y Mr. Cheney of Worcester, petition of the trustees 

of Worcester, of the Pleasant Street Baptist Church of Worcester for 

such legislation as shall enable them to sell and convey 

real estate held by them in trust for said church. Referred 

to the committee on Parishes and Religious Societies. 

By Mr. Preble of Boston, petitions of the justice of the 
municipal court of the Charlestown district of the city of 
Boston for an increase of salary. 

By the same gentleman, petition of the clerk to the dis- 
trict attorney for Suffolk County for an increase of salary. 

Severally referred to the committee on Public Service. 

By Mr. Mendall of Acushnet, petition of Franklyn 
Howland for such legislation as will cause the removal of 
standing wood at grade crossings, where said crossings 
occur in woodlands. Referred to the committee on Rail- 
roads. 

By Mr. Albree of Boston, petition of the mayors of 
Boston and Cambridge for extension of the time for wid- 
ening the draws in Charles River bridge. Referred to the 
committee on Roads and Bridges, with instructions to hear 
the parties, after such notice has been given as the com- 
mittee shall direct. 

Taxation of By Mr. Gordon of New Bedford, petition of the city of 

YOSSelB CDSaffCQ 

in the foreign New Bedford that the provisions of section 10 of chapter 
carrying tmde. ^ 1 of the Public Statutes, relative to the taxation of ves- 
sels engaged in the foreign carrying trade, be renewed and 
extended. Referred to the committee on Taxation. 



Salary of the 
justice of the 
municipal 
court, Charles- 
town district, 
of Boston. 
Salary of clerk 
to the district 
attorney for 
Suffolk County. 

Standing wood 
at grade cross- 
ings. 



Draws in 
Charles River 
bridge. 



Ipswich Water 
Coi 



Company. 



Contracts 
between hus- 
band and wife. 



Alowlfe fishery, 
— Hanaon. 



By Mr. Dodge of Wenham, petition of Charles A. 
Sayward and others for an act of incorporation as the 
Ipswich Water Company. Referred to the committee on 
Water Supply, with instructions to hear the parties, after 
such notice has been given as the committee shall direct. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Slocura of Newton, petition of Mary A. Greene 
and Lelia J. Robinson for such legislation as will enable 
husband and wife to make contracts with one another 
directly. 

By Mr. Pratt of Abington, petition of the fish com- 
mittee of Hanson for an amendment of section 4, chapter 
44 of the Acts of the year 1881, relating to the aiewife 
fishery in the town of Hanson. 



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1889. 177 

By Mr. Ferren of Stoneham/ petition of William H. stoneham. 
Sprague and others that Stoneham may be transferred 
from the first to the fourth district court of eastern 
Middlesex. 

By Mr. Bottum of Northampton, petition of the south Hadiey. 
selectmen of the town of South Hadley for authority to 
sell and convey a certain cemetery in said town. 

By Mr. Stanley of North Attleborough, petition of Pred B - B * ram - 
Fred B. Byram for confirmation of his acts as justice of 
the peace. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 

By Mr. Perkins of Cambridge, petition of William F. J3JJjEi* 
Driesman for the payment of $241.75 wrongly paid to the 
Commonwealth in 1877. Referred to the committee on 
Finance. 

By Mr. Packard of Conway, petition of Anna B. New- Prohibitory 
hall and others that the prohibitory amendment may be amend,nent - 
submitted to the people with the same wording as passed 
by the last General Court. Placed on file. 



Orders. 

On motion of Mr. Means of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Cities consider the overhead eiec- 
expediency of requiring by further legislation such pro- tric wlrei * 
visions and safeguards as shall better protect life and prop- 
erty from the danger of overhead electric wires in cities. 

On motion of Mr. Leary of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Cities consider the Election of 
expediency of amending chapter 163 of the Acts of the ™&™m7™™L 
year 1879, chapter 250 of the Acts of the year 1886, ^ttad 
chapter 210 of the Acts of the year 1887, and any other gj™* 111 
laws applicable thereto, so as to provide for the establish- 
ment of municipal voting districts in the city of Boston, 
for the election of councilmen and aldermen on the basis 
of precincts instead of wards, and to alter the number of 
aldermen or councilmen, if desired. 

On motion of Mr. Preble of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the joint special committee on Constitu- cierk. of couru 
tional Amendments consider the expediency of so amend- proband* of 
ing the Constitution as to provide for the appointment of fn§olvenc y- 
clerks pf courts and registers of probate and insolvency. 



178 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

On motion of Mr. HikJreth of Holyoke, — 
J^'lJ'JSSS 1 " Ordered, That the committee on Education consider the 

nera for puDiio ' t i • i • ^ n • i 

and private expediency of establishing a board of examiners, whose 
"° °°*' duty it shall be to examine all schools, both public and 

private, to see that the education given in such schools 
comes up to the standard required by law. 

On motion of Mr. Crane of Westfield, — 
S»raij Behoof Ordered, That the committee on Education consider the 
expediency of authorizing the Board of Education to pur- 
chase a suitable lot of land in the town of Westfield, and 
to erect thereon a new State Normal School building, and 
to sell the present lot and school buildings thereon now 
occupied by the Westfield State Normal School, or to 
enlarge the present lot and erect a new school building 
thereon for the use of said Normal School. 

On motion of Mr. Church of Cambridge, — 
Truancy. Ordered, That the committee on Education consider 

the expediency of changing the law relating to truancy, so 
as to include among the classes of children affected by its 
provisions those who persistently refuse to comply with 
the reasonable rules and regulations of the school. 

On motion of Mr. Leary of Boston, — 
reS«trat? , nor ld Ordered, That the committee on Election Laws con- 
vote«? ono sider the expediency of so amending chapter 271 of the 
Acts of the year 1885 as to make it obligatory for the 
assessor to require a written list of all persons resident in 
any house on the first day of May, from the person who 
may be made respousible therefor ; also, to define more 
closely what constitutes a residence for voting purposes, 
and to revise the provisions for registration, voting lists 
and qualifications of voters and candidates. 



tern of voting. 



On motion of the same gentleman, — 
Anstraiianiys- Ordered, That the committee on Election Laws con- 
sider the expediency of amending chapter 436 of the Acts 
of the year 1888, so as to provide that any distinguishing 
mark may be used to indicate the choice of the voter ; to 
provide as to the effect of writing or pasting a name on 
the ballot; to provide that the entire list of any party 
may be voted in a block ; to allow city clerks time to 
print ballots ; and any other changes required to add to 
the efficiency of said Act. 



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1889. 179 

On motion of Mr. Eldridge of Bourne, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Fisheries and Game <hu nets and 
consider the expediency of repealing chapter 197 of the shonrao? 
Acts of the year 1887 concerning the use of gill nets or set MRlta P° ,Bett - 
nets within one-half a mile of the shores of Mattapoisett. 

On motion of Mr. Perkins of Cambridge, — 

Ordered , That the joint committee on the Judiciary Deposition of 
consider the expediency of amending section 1 of chapter ?fed women"" 
141 of the Acts of the year 1882, relating to the disposi- 
tion of estates of married women, by striking out the 
words, " leaving issue and." 

On motion of Mr. McEttrick of Boston, — 

Ordered j That the committee on Labor consider the Employment of 
expediency of extending any provisions of law relating to mlno^ •• 
the employment of children under fourteen years of age 
to children under sixteen years of age, who cannot read 
and write the English language. 

Ou motion of Mr. Rowell of Methuen, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- Penalties for 
sider the expediency of so amending section 18 of chapter law? relating to 
100 of the Public Statutes as to reduce the maximum l i n q t 2JlS ttt,ng 
punishment therein named, 'or of so amending section 7 
of chapter 101 of the Public Statutes as to increase the 
maximum punishment therein named, to the end that said 
statutes may be in harmony with each other. 

On motion of Mr. Brown of North Adams, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- Reimburse- 
sider the expediency of providing by law for the reim- ISd to°w£s for 
bursement of cities and towns for moneys expended in fended in 
detecting and prosecuting certain violations of chapter 100, JfiZ^notiL 
and sections 6 and 7 of chapter 101 of the Public Statutes, uquoriaw. 
by giving to such cities and towns a more liberal portion 
of fines imposed. 

On motion of Mr. At wood of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- Liquor license* 
sider the expediency of such legislation as will amend 
chapter 340 of the Acts of the year 1888, so that one 
license of the first five classes may be granted in the city 
of Boston for every three hundred and fifty of the inhalv 
itants thereof. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- Liquor ucen«». 



180 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Massachusetts 

Agricultural 

College. 



House of cor- 
rection and jail 
In Cambridge. 



Settlement of 
paupers. 



Boards of health 
In towns. 



Returns of 
births. 



Registry and 
return of births, 
marriages and 
deaths. 



Register of pro- 
bate and insol- 
vency for the 
county of Wor- 
cester. 



aider the expediency of such legislation as will exempt from 
the provisions of chapter 340 of the Acts of the year 1888, 
licenses of the fourth and fifth classes, under chapter 100 
of the Public Statutes, doing business in the city of Bos- 
ton, from six o'clock a.m. to six o'clock p.m. 

On motion of Mr. Paige of Amherst, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Printing consider the 
expediency of printing an additional number of the 
twenty-sixth annual report of the Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College. 

On motion of Mr. Slocum of Newton, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Prisons consider the 
expediency of extending the limits of the house of cor- 
rection and jail in Cambridge. 

On motion of Mr. Leach of Palmer, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Public Charitable In- 
stitutions consider the expediency of so amending chapter 
83 of the Public Statutes, relating to settlement of paupers, 
as to shorten the time of residence necessary to acquire 
a settlement, also decreasing the number of taxes required 
to be paid. 

On motion of Mr. Deariug of Braintree, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Public Health con- 
sider the expediency of legislation requiring towns to 
elect boards of health upon which no town officer shall 
serve, and authorizing said boards to secure medical or 
expert advice in cases before them. 

On motion of Mr. Leary of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Public Health con- 
sider the expediency of amending section 7 of chapter 
32 of the Public Statutes, relative to requiring physicians 
to return monthly a list of births, by striking out, in 
lines 2 and 3 of said section, the words, " except Boston." 

On motion of Mr. Brown of Salem, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Public Health consider 
the expediency of amending sections 5, 6, 8 and 17 of 
chapter 32 of the Public Statutes, relating to the registry 
and return of births and deaths, and sections 17 and 24 
of chapter 145 of the Public Statutes, relating to marriage. 

On motion of Mr. Glasgow of Worcester, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Public Service con- 
sider the expediency of allowing a further sum for extra 



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1889. 181 

clerical assistance than is now allowed by law, to the 
register of probate and insolvency lor the county of 
Worcester. 

On motion of Mr. Purrington of Mattapoisett, — 

Ordered j That the committee on Public Service con- salary of the 
sider the expediency of increasing the salary of the clerk fourth dirtrict 
of the fourth district court of Plymouth County. ou^counly?" 

On motion of Mr. Cook of Weymouth, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Public Service con- salary of the 
aider the expediency of legislation increasing the salary dutrictWim 
of the justice of the district court of east Norfolk. fiik!* tNor * 

On motion of Mr. McCall of Winchester, — 

Ordered , That the committee on Railroads consider the Return of grow 
expediency of legislation requiring railroad corporations by ra\?roadii! ng * 
to make quarterly returns of their gross and net earnings 
to the Railroad Commissioners. 

On motion of Mr. McDonough of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Street Railways con- Overcrowding 
sider the expediency of such legislation as will prohibit of hor "°- carB - 
the overcrowding of horse-cars. 

On motion of Mr. Dame of Newbury, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Taxation consider the Taxation of 
expediency of renewing, and extending for five years, the Jn^to^S^ 
provisions of section 10 of chapter 11 of the Public ^"y^ trade. 
Statutes, relative to the taxation of vessels engaged in the 
foreign carrying trade. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

On motion of Mr. Cheney of Worcester, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider sale of cigars 
the expediency of amending chapter 98 of the Public thei^rS?. day. 
Statutes, and statutes amendatory of the same, so as to 
prevent all retail sales of cigars or tobacco in any form by 
any person on the Lord's day, except by licensed inn- 
holdere, who may sell to the persons to whom they are 
allowed to sell spirituous or intoxicating liquors on said 
day. 

On motion of Mr. Preble of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Private waya 
the expediency of providing by law that no court or pri- £i?d8? rlvale 
vate way be laid out over private lands without the 
approval of the board of officers authorized to lay out 
town ways in the city or town where such lands are situ- 
ated. 



182 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Policy playing 
and lottery 
policies. 



Sunday enter- 
tainment*. 



Proof of city 
ordinances. 



Employem' 
- .billf 



liability. 



8 tables. 



Compilation of 
laws relating to 
municipal cor- 
porations. 



Minora engaged 
In mercantile 
business. 



On motion of Mr. Pierce of Watertown, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 

the expediency of further legislation to prevent policy 

playing and the sale of lottery policies. 

On motion of .Mr. Means of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of such amendment of chapter 98, section 
1, as to more, clearly define what may be a lawful enter- 
tainment under license regularly issued under chapter 102, 
section 105, and known as Sunday entertainments. 

On motion of Mr. Blume of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of providing that a copy of the ordinances 
of a city, duly certified by the city clerk, shall be prima 
facie evidence of such ordinances. 

On motion of Mr. McDonough of Fall River, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of so amending section 3 of chapter 270 of 
the Acts of the year 1887 as to do away with the require- 
ment that notice of the time, place and cause of the acci- 
dent shall be given within thirty days thereafter, to entitle 
any person to obtain the benefit of the Act : and generally 
to amend said Act in such other respects as shall make it 
conform to the intent and purpose of the Act, as expressed 
in its title. 

On motion of Mr. Taft of Gloucester, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of repealing sections 38 and 39 of chapter 
102 of the Public Statutes, relative to the erection and 
maintaining of stables. 

On motion of Mr. Barnes of Chelsea, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of providing for a compilation of all the 
statutes of the Commonwealth which relate to municipal 
corporations. 

On motion of Mr. Hildreth of Holyoke, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of legislation requiring all persons under 
21 years of age, who are about engaging in mercantile 
business, to file with the clerk of the city or town in 
which they intend to transact such business, an affidavit 
setting forth such fact that they are not of the age of 2i 
years. 



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1889. 183 

On motion of Mr. Carter of Lowell, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider sale and surrey 
the expediency of revising chapter 63 of the Public ° " m 
Statutes, for the survey and sale of lumber, as recom- 
mended in the message of His Excellency the Governor. 

On motion of Mr. Bliss of Warren, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider District court of 
the expediency of establishing a district court for western J2£j™ Wor " 
Worcester; viz., in the towns of Warren, West Brook- 
field, Hard wick, New Braintree, Oakham, North Brook- 
field, Brook field and Spencer. 

On motion of Mr. Qua of Lowell, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insol- commiMionen 
vency consider the expediency of amending section 22 ot estate. 
chapter 136 of the Public Statutes, relating to debts due 
from heirs, legatees, etc., by providing for the appoint- 
ment of commissioners to set off real estate. 

On motion of Mr. Preble of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insol- SJc^tSe* 1 " 1 " 
vency consider the expediency of providing for additional registry of pro- 
clerical assistance in the registry of probate and insol- vSncyfor 000 " 
Ycocy for the county of Suffolk. Suffolk County * 

tfn motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insolvency Fees and coat* 
consider the expediency of amending section 137 of chap- ,n !nBOlvenc y- 
ter 157 of the Public Statutes, relating to fees and costs 
in insolvency. 

On motion of Mr. Slocum of Newton, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insolvency Poor debtors, 
consider the expediency of so amending the statutes relat- 
ing to poor debtors as to provide : First, for making more 
certain the method of authorizing arrests, when the time 
for the return of an execution has expired. Second, that 
the clerks of courts having jurisdiction in poor debtor 
proceedings may sign all notices, certificates and other 
forms required by said statutes, and may, at all times, 
administer all oaths required in such proceedings. Third, 
for the further admitting to bail and recognizance and com- 
mitment of poor debtors. Fourth, that any officer quali- 
fied to serve civil process may serve all notices required 
in said proceedings. Fifth, for the establishment of fees 
for officers on the arrest and examination of poor debtors. 



184 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Issuance of 
blank tax bills. 



The following order, offered by Mr. Swallow of Boston, 
was laid over until to-morrow, at the request of Mr. Mc- 
Donough of Boston : — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of amending section 1 of chapter 204 of 
the Public Statutes in such manner as to include therein 
and make punishable by the provisions of said chapter the 
issuance of blank tax bills by persons not connected with 
the assessor's office of the city of Boston, or of any other 
city or town, the filling in thereof by persons not con- 
nected with said office, and the delivery of the same in 
blank out of said office. 



Histories of 
military organi- 
zations of Mas- 
sachusetts in the 
War of the 
Rebellion. 



Intoxicating 
liquors, — drug- 
gists. 



Superintend- 
ents of streets 
in towns. 



Order of trial of 
criminal cases. 



Introduced on Leave. 

By Mr. Ferren of Stoneham, a Resolve in relation to 
purchase and distribution of histories of military organi- 
zations of Massachusetts in the War of the Rebellion. 
Read and referred to the committee on Military Affairs. 

By Mr. Gilman of Newton, a Bill to better regulate 
the sale of intoxicating liquors by druggists for medicinal, 
chemical and mechanical purposes, not to be drunk on the 
premises. Read and referred to the committee on the 
Liquor Law. 

By Mr. Gardner of Raynham, a Bill requiring towns 
to elect superintendents of streets. Read and referred 
to the committee on Roads and Bridges. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Blume of Boston, a Bill in relation to the 
order of trial of criminal cases. Read and referred to 
the committee on the Judiciary. 



Australian sys- 
tem of voting. 



iportionment 
State polls. 



Papers from the Senate. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Election 
Laws consider the expediency of legislation in amend- 
ment of chapter 436 of the Acts of the year 1888, rela- 
tive to the printing and distributing of ballots, and the 
regulation of voting at elections. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Elec- 
tion Laws consider the expediency of amending section 
48 of chapter 11 of the Public Statutes so that when the 
State poll exceeds in amount the sum of five cents, the 



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1889. 185 

excess above said amount shall be apportioned upon 
property, as prof ided by this chapter. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the joint committee on Recovery of 
the Judiciary consider the expediency of so amending pSSSnai or 



pei 
fnji 



chapter 270 of the Acts of the" year 1887 as to provide lnJur,e- ' 
" that said act shall not impair any rights or remedies for 
the recovery of damages for personal injuries which 
would have existed had said act not been passed." 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the joint committee on Register* of 
the Judiciary consider the expediency of making such "* *' 
change in the existing laws as will allow the appointment 
of registers of deeds by the governor or otherwise, instead 
of having them elected by popular vote. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Manu- Board of Gas 

-. • j ji j» j* -\ * i *.• 1.J* Commissioners, 

factnres consider the expediency ot legislation extending —electric light 
the powers of the Board of Gas Commissioners with refer- wire *' 
ence to the placing of electric light wires, and of such legis- 
lation as will authorize the granting of temporary licenses. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Public Feeding of swiii 
Health consider the expediency of such legislation as will 
prohibit the feeding of swill, decayed or rotten vegetable 
matter, and the refuse from distilleries, to cows. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Public salary of the 
Service consider the expediency of increasing the salaries county ac-° 
of the controller of county accounts and of the two clerks counlB - 
in the office of said controller. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Rail- grede^rossings. 
roads consider the expediency of providing for the aboli- 
tion of any or all of such grade crossings as are completed, 
in recommendation and plan, in the report of the special 
commissioners on grade crossings. 

The following order was laid over until to-morrow, at 
the request of Mr. McDonough of Boston : — 

Ordered, That the committee on State House be author- committee on 
ized to visit such places as they may deem necessary in 8tate HoU8e * 
the discharge of their duties. 

A report of the committee on Parishes and Religious First Parish in 
Societies, leave to withdraw, on the petition of the trus- Boxford - 
tees of the ministerial fund of the First Parish in Boxford 
for authority to make loans of said funds out of the Com- 
monwealth, accepted by the Senate, was read and placed 
in the orders of the day for to-morrow. 



186 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

?rert ry of 0, the e A Bill to establish the salary of the clerk of the third 
court of 8 Brfotoi. district court of Bristol (reported on a" petition), passed 

to be engrossed by the Senate, was read and ordered to a 

second reading. 

soidiciVHome A Resolve in favor of the trustees of the Soldiers* 
Betu. c u * Home in Massachusetts (reported on a petition), passed 
to be engrossed by the Senate, was read and referred, 
under the rule, to the committee on Finance. 

Northampton The House Bill to enable the Northampton Street Rail- 

titroet Railway ,, , . i-i-i *. •*. -^ 

company. way Company to issue bonds and mortgage its property 
to secure the payment thereof, came down passed to be 
engrossed, in concurrence; with an amendment, inserting 
in section 1, line 5, after the word " dollars," the words, 
" bearing interest at a rate not exceeding six per centum 
per annum." The House concurred, under a suspension 
of the rule, moved by Mr. Bottum of Northampton, and 
the bill was returned to the Senate indorsed accordingly. 

Report of the A report of the committee on Banks and Banking, ask- 

Commlulonera . ,iTi •• *. 11*1 . -i • ° *• 

of sa^nga ing to be discharged from the further consideration of so 

luby^orderof"" much of the annual report of the Board of Commissioners 

the court.. Q f g tt vings Banks as relates to deposits by order of the 

courts, and asking that the same be referred to the joint 

committee on Probate and Insolvency, accepted by the 

Senate, was read and accepted, in concurrence. 

state todo. Message from the Governor, transmitting the report of 

feyf ur " the Commissioners of the State Topographical Survey for 
the year 1888, was referred, in concurrence, to the com- 
mittee on Expenditures. 

My^fhTI nd £ ** ^ communication from the State Board of Health, 
chariea River transmitting a report upon the sewerage of the Mystic 
va ey "' and Charles River valleys, was referred, in concurrence, 

to the committee on Drainage. 

The following petitions were referred, in concurrence : 
Dairy products. Petitions of A. T. Metcalf and others ; South Hadley 
Grange, No. 160, Patrons of Husbandry, and others ; and 
Boylston Grange, No. Ill, Patrons of Husbandry, — 
severally, for legislation to prevent deception in the manu- 
facture and sale of imitation dairy products. 
Severally to the committee on Agriculture. 

diS™in°d f 12!i. Petition of E. K. Wilcox, Post 16, G. A. R., for legis- 

ors. lation providing for the burial of honorably discharged 

soldiers, sailors or marines who may hereafter die without 



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1889. 187 

sufficient means to defray their funeral expenses, and for 
suitable headstones to mark the graves of the same. 

Petition of Patrick M. Drummey for an annuity. Patrick m. 

Severally to the committee on Military Affairs. rommey ' 

Petition of Robert I. Burbank for increase of salary as salary of the 
standing justice of the municipal court of the South mSnSpai 
Boston district of the city of Boston. To the committee SS&S! BouUl 
on Public Service. 

Petition of the Hartford and Connecticut Western £ a r * f °£{ c ™ d 
Railroad Company for authority to locate, build and western Raii- 
operate its road from the dividing line between Con- road ' 
necticut and Massachusetts to the city of Springfield. 
To the committee on Railroads, with instructions to hear 
the parties, after such notice has been given as the com- 
mittee shall direct. 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Kemp of Cambridge, from the committee on Barney McCabc. 
Military Affairs, leave to withdraw, on the petition of 
Barney McCabe of Lowell that a certain sum of money be 
paid to him out of the treasury of the Commonwealth as 
back bounty. 

By Mr. Spring of Holliston, from the same committee, John Mci>evitt. 
leave to withdraw, on the petition of John McDevitt for 
payment of a bounty for services in the United States 
navy during the late Rebellion, as a part of the quota of 
the Commonwealth. 

By Mr. Dallinger of Cambridge, from the same com- Records of om- 

• M * , . , V. e ' .i . n .i • • i cer» and en listed 

mittee, no legislation necessary, on the report or tne joint men who aem-a 
special committee of the General Court of 1888, on the £^dJSf«"jS 
subject of completing and perfecting the records of officers R*beiiion. 
and enlisted men who served from Massachusetts in the 
army and navy during the War of the Rebellion. 

By Mr- Kennedy of Boston, from the committee on Kaatside* 
Street Railways, leave to withdraw, on the petition of the pinyo^BroX- 
East Side Street Railway Company of Brockton for au- ton 
thority to lay and maintain tracks on Main Street in said 
city. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 



Htreot 
lorn- 



188 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Probate courts 
in Plymouth 
County. 



Hnlary of 
auditor of 
accounts. 



Criminal 



Charles D. 
Jenkins. 



William 8. 
Shurtleff. 



Orders of the 
Day. 



By Mr. McDonough of Fall River, from the committee 
on Probate and Insolvency, on an order, a Bill to amend 
section 48 of chapter 156 of the Public Statutes, relative 
to the places for holding probate courts in the county of 
Plymouth. Read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Lovell of Boston, from the committee on 
Finance, that the Bill to establish the salary of the audi- 
tor of accounts- ought to pass. 

By Mr. Bixby of Brockton, from the same committee, 
that the Bill to provide for the support of the criminal 
insane by the Commonwealth ought to pass. 

By Mr. Carter of Lowell, from the same committee, 
that the Resolve in favor of Charles D. Jenkins ought to 



By Mr. Wilkins of Ashburnham, from the same com- 
mittee, that the Senate Resolve in favor of William S. 
Shurtleff ought to pass. 

Severally placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow 
for a second reading. 

Orders of the Day. 

The Bill to amend the charter of the trustees of the 
Episcopal Theological School was read a second time and 
ordered to a third reading. 

Bills : 

To authorize the town of Westfield to issue additional 
water bonds ; and 

Relating to the further publication of laws ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be en- 
grossed, and sept up for concurrence. 

The Resolve providing for an amendment to the Consti- 
tution, forbidding the manufacture and sale of intoxicating 
liquors as a beverage, was further considered, and was 
ordered to a third reading. On motion of Mr. Sanger of 
Cambridge, the rules were suspended, and the resolve 
was read a third time, and considered. On motion of Mr. 
Rugg of New Bedford, it was voted that debate be closed 
at half-past four o'clock, unless a vote should be sooner 
reached. On motion of Mr. Kimball of Lynn, it was 
voted that speeches be limited to five minutes each. After 
debate, on the question of agreeing to the article of amend- 
ment, the yeas and nays were taken, and the vote was 
161 yeas to 69 nays l as follows : -7- 



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1889. 



189 



Yeas. 



Messrs. Adams, Warren W. 
Alden, Jared F. 
Allen, Montressor T. 
Atherton, Horace H. 
Ay res, George 
Babbitt, Rollin H. 
Bancroft, Lewis M. 
Barker, Thomas E. 
Barnes, Franklin 0. 
Bennett, John O. 
Berry, Francis T. 
Bicknell, Thomas W. 
Bigelow, Alden M. 
Bixby, Charles C. 
Bliss, George 
Blodgett, Percival 
Bond, Nelson F. 
Bonney, J. Dean 
Bottum, John B. 
Bowman, Robert H. 
Brewer, Edward W. 
Brewster, Charles K. 
Brooks, A. Olin 
Brooks, Horace S. 
Brooks, William H. 
Brown, Edward F. 
Cannell, Joseph H. 
Carpenter, George N. 
Carter, Charles E. 
Cheney, Joseph P., Jr. 
Church, Moses D. 
Clemence, George L. 
Conant, Nelson B. 
Conn ell, Thomas H. 
Conwell, David 
Cook, Louis A. 
Crane, Robert B. 
Crowell, Joshua 
Curtis, Francis C. 
Cutler, Nahum S. 
Cutting, George W. 
Dallinger, Frank W. 
Dame, Luther 
Davis, Epes 
Davis, Joshua H. 
Dearing, T. Haven 
Dewey, Henry S. 



Messrs. Dodge, Simeon, Jr. 
Douglas, William S. 
Dubuque, Hugo A. 
Eldridge, Albert R. 
Ferren, Myron J. 
Foote, Charles N. 
Frost, Henry 
Gardiner, Charles B. 
Giddings, Theodore 
Gilman, Gorham D. 
Gilman, Thomas K. 
Glasgow, Edward B. 
Gordon, William, Jr. 
Gould, John B. 
Gracey, Samuel L. 
Grant, Charles, Jr. 
Gray, Robert S. 
Greenwood, Abner 
Hale, William M. 
Hamilton, Henry D. 
Hanson, Charles H. 
Harris, Robert O. 
Harvey, James W. 
Haseltine, Phineas W. 
Haskell, Forbes P. 
Hayes, Elihu B. 
Henry, Robert 
Hildreth, John 
Hixon, William S. 
Holbrook, John D. 
Holder, Langdon II . 
Holman, Frank E. 
Howes, Charles 
Howland, Willard 
Hutchinson, John F. 
Johnson, Henry H. 
Kempton, David B. 
Kimball, John W. 
Kimball, Rufus 
Kittredge, Francis W. 
Lane, Hiram B. 
Lattimore, Andrew B. 
Leach, William W. 
Lincoln, James D. 
Lovell, Clarence P. 
Macfarlane, John 
Marchant, Cornelius B. 



190 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Messrs. Martin, James P. 

McCall, Samuel W. 
Mead, Albert 
Means, Robert F. 
Mendall, Noab F. 
Merrill, John F. 
Milton, Henry S. 
M orison, Frank 
Newhall, Albert H. 
Nichols, William H. 
Norcross, J. Henry 
Oakman, Henry P. 
Packard, John B. 
Paige, Frank E. 
Patridge, Joseph A. 
Perry, Charles 
Pierce, Charles Q. 
Pierce, John N. 
Pinkerton, Alfred S. 
Plaisted, John W. 
Porter, Charles F. 
Potter, Lurin J. 
Preble, William H. 
Prevaux, John J. 
Purrington, Ellis B. 
Putnam, Charles C. 
Qua, Francis W. 
Raymond, Francis H. 
Reed, George A. 
Richards, James H. 
Ripley, John B. 
Rogers, George C. • 
Rowell, William R. 
Rugg, Charles P. 



Messrs. Russell, Irving L. 
Russell, Stillman 
Sanger, Chester F. 
Shepard, Charles II. 
Shepard, George A. 
Sherman, Everett F. 
S locum, George W. 
Slocum, Winfield S. 
Smalley, Anthony 
Smith, Henry O. 
Sohier, William D. 
Spring, Charles E. 
Sprout, William B. 
Stanley, Stephen 
Stearns, George C 
Stimpson, Daniel P. 
Stover, Martin L. 
Taft, Edgar S. 
Thayer, Rufus A. 
Thompson, A. Cranston 
Tompkins, Isaac B. 
Tripp, Pelatiah R. 
Turner, Henry E., Jr. 
Wales, Abijah T. 
Wardwell, J. Otis 
White, William L., Jr. 
Wilkins, John H. 
Witt, Charles T. 
Wood, Samuel 
Woodward, Charles F. 
Worth, Ira A. 
Wyckoff, William A. 
Wyman, Ferdinand A. 



Nays. 



Messrs. Albree, John 

Alden, Thomas 
Atherton, Ralph L. 
At wood, Harrison H. 
Barry, Richard M. 
Beck, Walter P. 
Bennett, Charles H. 
Blurae, Andreas 
Brady, Peter J. 
Brown, Orland J. 
Burgess, John II. 
Burke, James J. 
Call, Charles A. 



Messrs. 'Carroll, Peter T. 

Clayton, Horace E. 
Coveney, John W. 
Cronin, James M. 
Crowley, John H. 
Desmond, Jeremiah 
Duggan, Thomas H. 
Eddy, Lyman R. 
Edwards, John 
Eldredge, George D. 
Farren, Thomas G. 
Fottler, Jacob 
Garvey, Michael J. 



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1889. 



191 



Messrs. Gillespie, John F. Messrs. 
Harrington, Z. Taylor 
Heslan, John E. 
Howard, John F. 
Xeane, Jeremiah J. 
Keliher, Thomas J. 
Kemp, Horace G. 
Kennedy, Patrick J. 
Kimball, Henry A. 
Lally, James, Jr. 
Leary, Edward J. 
Littlefield, Stephen S. 
McCooey, Thomas 
McDonald, Peter J. 
McDonough, John H. 
McDonough, John J. 
McEnaney, Thomas O. 
McEttrick, Michael J. 
McLaughlin, Daniel 
McNary, William S. 
Monahan, William H. 
Moore, Michael J. 



Morse, I. Porter 
Murphy, William H. 
Nolan, Joseph 
O'Mealey, John W. 
O'Netf, John W. 
Parks, Oren B. 
Perkins, George A. 
Pillsbury, Omer 
Pratt, Harvey H. 
Quinn, Dennis J. 
Richmond, Albert E. 
Riley, Thomas 
Sanger, George P., Jr. 
Shaw, Edward P. 
Snow, Thomas 
Stafford, John H. 
Sullivan, Edward 
Sullivan, John H. 
Sullivan, Michael F. 
Swallow, George N. 
Wilcox, Charles M. 



Yeas, 161 ; Nays, 69. 

Two-thirds of the members of the House present and 
voting thereon having voted in the affirmative, the article 
of amendment was agreed to, in concurrence. 

The resolve and article of amendment are as follows : — 



Resolve 

Providing for an Amendment to the Constitution, forbid- 
ding the Manufacture and Sale of Intoxicating Liquors 
as a Beverage. 

Resolved, That the following article of amendment, 
having been agreed to by a majority of the Senators and 
two-thirds of the menbers of the House of Representa- 
tives present and voting thereon, and having been entered 
on the journals of both houses, with the yeas and nays 
taken thereon in the year last past, and referred to the 
present General Court and published according to law, 
and being agreed to by a majority of the Senators and 
two-thirds of the members of the House of Representa- 
tives present and voting thereon, shall be submitted to 
the people for their ratification and adoption. 



192 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Article of Amendment. 

The manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors to be 
used as a be venire are prohibited. 

The General Court shall enact suitable legislation to 



enforce the provisions of this article. 



On motion of Mr. Bond of Fitchburg, at four minutes 
before five o'clock the House adjourned. 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1889. 193 



Wednesday, February 6, 1889. 

Met according to adjournment. 

Prayer was offered by the Rev. Mr. Dowse, Chaplain of 
the Senate. 

County Estimates. 

The estimates of the several counties for taxes for the county eati. 
present year, and the accounts of the county treasurers ™*nu!^fcounty 
(except the estimates and accounts for the county of trea8urcra * 
Essex), were received, and referred to the committee on 
County Estimates. 

Taken from the Files of Last Year. 

On motion of Mr. McDonough of Boston, the Bill (in- m rfs^j** 11 of 
troduced on leave) to permit railroad or street railway ways. 6 
companies to use the Meigs system of elevated railways, 
was taken from the files of last year, and referred to the 
committee on Street Railways, and sent up for concurrence. 



Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Conant of Littleton, petitions of Edwin A. A PP ,e «- 
Hildreth and others, and of William H. Savage and others ; 
and by Mr. Lattimore of Boston, petition of W. H. 
Blodget & Co. of Worcester and others, — severally, re- 
specting legislation concerning inspection of apples. 

Severally referred to the committee on Agriculture. 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, petition of Lydia M. ^S/ff" 
Warner for the addition of a woman to the Board of Police Boaton - 
Commissioners of Boston. 

By Mr. Henry of Fall River, petition of the city of % n ^^ n 
Fall River for authority to lay out and construct a street Rlver - 
through a private burial ground known as the Snell Bury- * 
ing Ground. 

By the same gentleman, petition of the city of Fall 5^vl™ r, ~ 
River for authority to construct a street through a private bi^i 1 Ground. 
burial ground known as "Reed's" or " Brightman's " 
Burial Ground. 



194 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Mount Hope 
Cemetery. 



Streets and bow. 
ere in the city of 
New Bedford. 



Somervllle 
wards. 



Abolishment of 
the Boftton com- 
mon council. 



Fitchburg water 
debt. 



Fitchburg debt. 



Fitchburg city 
council. 



Waltham. 



By Mr. Means of Boston, petition of lot owners in 
Mount Hope Cemetery that they may be admitted to the 
control and management of said cemetery. 

Severally referred to the committee on Cities. 

By Mr. Rugg of New Bedford, petition of Charles F. 
Shaw and others for the establishment of a board or 
commission to have charge of the streets and sewers in 
the city of New Bedford. 

By Mr. Raymond of Somerville, petition of F. H. 
Raymond that the city of Somerville may be divided into 
eight wards. 

By Mr. McCall of Winchester, petition of Andreas 
Blume for such amendment of the charter of the city of 
Boston as will abolish the common council, and establish 
a frame of government by a mayor and a single legislative 
body of not more than thirty-two members. 

By Mr. Kimball of Fitchburg, petition of Eli Culley, 
mayor of Fitchburg, for authority to refund the water 
debt of said city. 

By the same gentleman, petition of Eli Culley, mayor 
of Fitchburg, for authority to refund the general debt of 
said city. 

By the same gentleman, petition of Charles T. Crocker 
and others of Fitchburg to abolish the city council of said 
city as at present constituted. • 

By Mr. Milton of Waltham, petition of Erskine Warden 
and others for an amendment to the charter of the city of 
Waltham. 

Severally referred to the committee on Cities, with in- 
structions to hear the parties, after such notice has been 
given as the committee shall direct. 

By Mr. Davis of Somerville, petition of L. Edwin Dud- 



Appointment 

by the Gov- _ _ 

auo°rne f s 1, ?lri8 t ^ e y an( * °^ ers f° r the appointment by the Governor, in- 

trars, etc. 
Disfranchise 



ment of certain 
soldiers and 
sailors. 



Sewerage and 
sewage dis- 
posal. 



stead of election, of district attorneys, registrars, etc. 

By Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, petition of A. A. 
Putnam and others for an amendment to the Constitution, 
in place of Article XXVIII. of the Amendments, relating 
to the disfranchisement of certain soldiers and sailors. 

Severally referred to the joint special committee on 
Constitutional Amendments. 

By Mr. Dame of Newbury, petition of the city of New- 
buryport for a system of sewerage and sewage disposal. 
Referred to the committee on Drainage. 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1889. 195 

By Mr. Morison of Boston, petition of the Association The Awocuaon 
of the Alumni of Harvard College for a change in the law of Harvard™ 
relating to the election of overseers. college. 

By Mr. Steams of Dedham, petition of John R. Ballard ? b e ^ mpubl,c 
for legislation to authorize the transfer of the Dedham 
public library to the town of Dedham. 

By Mr. Hutchinson of Lexington, petition of the town Lincoln. 
of Lincoln for authority to take land to build a school. 

By Mr. Foote of Lee, petition of E. P. Tanner and JjJgSJJ^ - ^ 1 
others to abolish the Hopland school district in the town 
of Lee. 

Severally referred to the committee on Education. 

By Mr. Haseltine of Lawrence, petition of A. R. San- Diafranchiie- 
born and others for disfranchisement of persons convicted SnrtcudfoFce" 8 . 
of crimes against the elective franchise, and of infamous u,n crime8 * 
crimes. Referred to the committee on Election Laws. 

By Mr. Pike of Topsfield, petition of J. K. Pearl and ^{^jftjr 
others of Boxford for the lease of great ponds in said Boxford. 
town for the cultivation of useful fishes. Referred to the 
committee on Fisheries and Game. 

By Mr. Dallinger of Cambridge, petition of F. W. STSSSfaS 
Dallinger of Cambridge for legislation in regard to the f£* IJLlfcot- 
drawbridge of the Boston and Albany Railroad near tyge Farm «ta- 
Cottage Farm station 

By Mr. Dame of Newbury, petition of The Merrimac Draw on» 
River Towing Company for the construction of a draw on pow™°River. e 
a bridge over the Powow River. 

Severally referred to the committee on Harbors and 
Public Lands, with instructions to hear the parties, after 
such notice has been given as the committee shall direct. 

By Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, petition of Court ^S^indeD? ' 
Unity No. 7469, Ancient Order of Foresters, of Black- order of For- 
stone, for a charter of incorporation, and to be allowed to atone".' M " 
hold real estate and personal property to the amount of 
$10,000. Referred to the committee on Insurance. 

By Mr. Merrill of Quincy, petition of W. H. Doble and £flg£5* 
others for the establishment of a police court in Quincy. 
Referred to the joint committee on the Judiciary. 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, petition of Thomas I. J^"*V?v 

r\ -ii /• i • i • /»• 11 /»ii noure of labor 

Green and others for legislation fixing the hours of labor of women and 
of women and minors under eighteen at fifty-four hours Sm hours? lH 
a week. Referred to the committee on Labor. wcek# 



196 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Drunkenness. 



Weymouth. 



Massachusetts 
Water Works 
Guarantee 
Company. 

Massachusetts 
Standard Tele- 
phone Com- 
pany. 

Baldwin Place 
Home for Little 
Wanderers. 



Worcester 
Natural History 
Society. 

Ashfield Ceme- 
tery Associa- 
tion. 



Sanderson 
Academy and 
School Fund. 



Connty com- 
missioners of 
Essex County, 
— purchase of 
certain build- 
ings in Salem. 
PentucketCIub. 



Club house and 
reading room in 
city of New 
Bedford. 

James W. 
French, — 
Real Estate 
Association. 



Fire escapes. 



By Mr. Gracey of Salem, petition of B. C. Perkins of 
Salem for the punishment of drunkenness in public 
places. Referred to the committee on the Liquor Law. 

By Mr. Cook of Weymouth, petition of C. A, Hunt 
that the town of Weymouth may be empowered to con- 
struct and maintain a system of electric lighting. Referred 
to the committee on Manufactures, with instructions to 
hear the parties, after such notice has been given as the 
committee shall direct. 

By Mr. Hutchinson of Lexington, petition of the Mas- 
sachusetts Water Works Guarantee Company for an act 
of incorporation. 

By Mr. Keliher of Boston, petition of Wm. B. Cutler 
and others for an act of incorporation as the Massachu- 
setts Standard Telephone Company. 

By Mr. Lovell of Boston, petition of E. M. McPher- 
son for an amendment of the charter of the Baldwin Place 
Home for Little Wanderers. 

By Mr. Glasgow of Worcester, petition of the Worcester 
Natural History Society for an amendment to its charter. 

By Mr. Howes of Ashfield, petition of A. D. Flower 
and others for an act of incorporation as a cemetery 
association, and for authority to the town of Ashfield to 
convey certain cemeteries to the said association. 

By the same gentleman, petition of the trustees of the 
Sanderson Academy and School Fund for a change of 
name and for authority to convey real estate. 

By Mr. Ward well of Haverhill, petition of the county 
commissioners of Essex County for authority to purchase 
certain buildings in Salem. 

By the same gentleman, petition of A. Washington 
Chase and others for an act to incorporate the Pentucket 
Club. 

By Mr. Rugg of New Bedford, petition of George F. 
Tucker and others for an act to incorporate a club house 
and reading room in the city of New Bedford. 

By Mr. Slocum of Newton, petition of James W. 
French and others for an act of incorporation for the 
purpose of buying and selling real estate in Suffolk and 
Middlesex counties. 

By Mr. Hildreth of Holy oke, petition of A. A. Coburn 
and others asking for further legislation in regard to fire 
escapes. 

Severally referred to the committee on Mercantile 
Affairs. 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1889. 197 

By Mr. Lally of Milford, petition of Mary Fenton for Mary Fenton. 
State aid. 

By Mr. Howland of Chelsea, petition of Charles A. son* of voter- 
Stone of Chelsea that the Sons of Veterans may be per- 
mitted to parade in public with arms. 

By Mr. Prevaux of Amesbury , petition of Jacob Bart- Jacob Bartictt 
lett for additional State aid. 

By Mr. Ferren of Stoneham, petition of Gustave stoneham. 
Andrews and others that the town bounty be paid to cer- 
tain soldiers and sailors who served in the late war as 
part of the quota of the town of Stoneham. 

By Mr. Kimball of Fitchburg, petition of Ann Noonan Ann Noonan. 
that she may be made eligible to receive State aid. 

By Mr. Carpenter of Brookline, petition of Eunice M. J n u d n, J5J M ; w 
and Annie W. Woods for State aid. wood 8 . 

By Mr. Atwood of Boston, petition of Margaret Ann Margaret Ann 
Pierce for State aid. Picroe 

By Mr. Kemp of Cambridge, petition of the First Bat- JJ^J Battalion 
talion of Light Artillery for an appropriation to defray the Artniory. 
expenses of a visit of said battalion to New York on the * 

occasion of the Washington centennial. 

By Mr. Woodward of Wakefield, petition of George W. ^X* n n y t> L » 6th 
Brady, Captain of Company L, Sixth Regiment, M. V. M., m.v.m. ' 
for an allowance of one thousand dollars, to assist said 
company in defraying the expenses of a trip to Wash- 
ington, to attend the inauguration of President Harri- 
son. 

By Mr. Shepard of Danvers, petition of Ward Post, aw to nidiers 
Gr. A. R., of Danvers, for amendment of chapter 438 of an "° on ' 
the Acts of the year 1888, relating to pauper aid to sol- 
diers and sailors. 

By the same gentleman, petition of C. H. Shepard for Bounty or miii. 
legislation authorizing the town of Danvers to pay bounty tSwidiew?'" 
or military aid to certain soldiers. 
Severally referred to the committee on Military Affairs. 

, By Mr. Blume of Boston, petition of the Boston Society Bortonsociety 
of the New Jerusalem for authority to hold additional real joruaaw 
and personal property. Referred to the committee on 
Parishes and Religious Societies. 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, petition of N. J. Sullivan steam macwn- 
and others for. such legislation as will prohibit the use of ?2utXS£ 
steam machinery in penal institutions for mechanical ^^ 
manufacturing purposes. 



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Newbury port 
jail. 



House of cor- 
rection In 
Middlesex 
County. 



By Mr. Prevaux of Amesbury, petition of Albert C. 
Titcomb and others for an amendment of section 1 , chap- 
ter 262 of the Acts of the year 1887, relative to empow- 
ering the county commissioners of Essex County to 
enlarge the jail at Newburyport. 

By Mr. Slocum of Newton, petition of John M. Fisk 
and others for authority to take certain land for an addi- 
tion to the house of correction in Middlesex County. 

Severally referred to the committee on Prisons. 



n^ England j$y Mr. Sohier of Beverly, petition of the New England 
school for Deaf Industrial School for Deaf Mutes for State aid toward the 
Mute8 ' support of said school. Referred to the committee on 

Public Charitable Institutions. 



Salary of the 
clerk of the po- 
lice court of 
Newburyport. 

Salary of 
county com- 
missioners of 
Essex County. 
Salaries' of con- 
stables of Rox- 
bury district 
court. 



Salary of jus. 
tice of fourth 
district court 
of Plymouth. 



Boston and 
Lowell Rail- 
road. 



Repair of roads 
am 



Repair of roa 
ad bridges. 



Newbury 
bridges. 



Newburyport 
bridge. 



Public landings 
in city of New- 
buryport. 



By Mr. Dame of Newbury, petition of Edward F. Bart- 
lett, clerk of the police court of Newburyport, for an 
increase of salary. 

By Mr. Ward well of Haverhill, petition of the county 
commissioners of Essex County for an increase of salary. 

By Mr. McEttrick of Boston, petition of William A. 
Blossom and Richard F. Andrews, constables of the 
municipal court of the Boxbury district of Boston, for an 
increase of salaries. 

By Mr. Alden of Middleborough, petition of Francis 
M. Vaughn, justice of the fourth district court of Plym- 
outh, for an increase of salary. 

Severally referred to the committee on Public Service. 

By Mr. Holder of Lynn, petition of Michael J. Carroll 
and others for an investigation of certain acts of the Bos- 
ton and Lowell Railroad Company. Referred to the com- 
mittee on Railroads. 

By Mr. Newhall of Sterling, petition of H. E. Morton 
and others for a change of the laws in relation to the 
repairs of roads and bridges. 

By Mr. Dame of Newbury, petition of the selectmen of 
Newbury for reimbursement of money expended in the 
construction of certain bridges. 

By the same gentleman, petition of the city of New- 
buryport for reimbursement of money expended in the 
erection of Newburyport bridge, so called. 

By the same gentleman, petition of the city of New- 
buryport for a discontinuance of the public landings in 
said city. 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1889. 199 

By Mr. Hale of Taunton, petition of J. L. Macomber, width of run- 
Jr., and others, for legislation regulating the width of the Sih?cte* rof 
running gear of vehicles. 

Severally referred to the committee on Roads and 
Bridges. 

By Mr. Gracey of Salem, petition of B. C. Perkins of intoxicated 
Salem for legislation to prevent nuisances on street rail- ^ree^raSwaya. 
ways by intoxicated persons. Referred to the committee 
on Street Railways. 

By Mr. Ferren of Stoneham, petition of East Middlei- wakefieid,- 
sex Street Railway Company for an amendment to its stTee^m^y 
charter, so that it may locate, maintain and operate a Com P an y- 
street railway in Wakefield. 

By Mr. Richards of Lynn, petition of Frank M. g*2£j{J2{!° 
Ames and others to be incorporated as the Boston Elec- road company. 
trie Elevated Railroad Company. 

Severally referred to the committee on Street Railways, 
with instructions to hear the parties, after such notice has 
been given as the committee shall direct. 

By Mr. Barnes of Chelsea, petition of Joseph W. SEJU^J 
Thayer and others for an act to exempt from taxation associations. 
property of Grand Army associations. 

By Mr. Grant of Revere, petition of Benjamin Dewing Taxation of 
and others to regulate the taxation of farm lands. farmland*. 

Severally referred to the committee on Taxation. 

By Mr. Slocum of Newton, petition of Edward W. JJ^Jgy^ 
Cate for an additional water supply, for fire, domestic and 
other purposes, in the city of Newton. Referred to the 
committee on Water Supply, with instructions to hear the 
parties, after such notice has been given as the committee 
shall direct. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Barker of Maiden, petition of Daniel L. Milli- Women as jus. 

iii /• 1 /»i it* tice* of the 

ken and others for the enactment of a law enabling women peace, 
to hold the office of justice of the peace. 

By Mr. Hutchinson of Lexington, petition of William judicial district 
A. Tower and others of Lexington, Arlington, Belmont AriinRtonflei. 
and Bedford, that the said towns may be made a judicial m°j* andBed - 
district. 

By Mr. McCall of Winchester, petition of Cornelius ATttutf^- 
Wellington and others of Arlington for the establishing^ AV * ltVclcm ' 
of a district court at Arlington. 



t court. 



200 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



^, r 8 ° d n a the By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, petition of Walter John- 
son and others for such legislation as will prohibit any but 
necessary labor on the Lord's day, and for which double 
compensation shall be allowed. 

By Mr. Rugg of New Bedford, petition of the city 
council of New Bedford, for an Act to authorize said city 
to remove the bodies from a certain cemetery in said 
city, and to secure the legal title thereof to the said city. 

By Mr. McDonough of Boston, petition of J. Fullerton 
and others for legislation relative to the letting of yachts 
and boats, and the employment of tug boats on the Lord's 
day. 

By Mr. Cutler of Greenfield, petition of C. C. Conant 
for a change in the sitting* of the superior court in the 
county of Franklin. 

By Mr. Gordon of New Bedford, petition of Samuel C. 
Hart and others for an Act to establish the validity of cer- 
tain mortgages given to them by the Cottage City Gas 
Company. 

By Mr. Shepard of Sandisfield, petition of George A. 
Shepard for confirmation of the acts of a certain town 
meeting of the town of Sandisfield. 

By Mr. Swallow of Boston, petition of the Onset Street 
Railway Company for legislation to confirm the acts of the 
selectmen of the town of Wareham in granting them a 
location. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 

By Mr. Stover of Haverhill, petition of William Cogs- 
well that he may be compensated for services as medical 
examiner. 

By Mr. Hutchinson of Lexington, petition of Frank 
B. Sanborn for compensation for services rendered the 
Commonwealth. 

Severally referred to the committee on Finance. 

By Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, petition of the county 
commissioners of Essex County for authority to borrow 
a sum not exceeding $25,000 for the purpose of building 
a truant school. 
_ By Mr. Haseltine of Lawrence, petition of the city of 

schoSi in Ewex Lawrence to be exempted from bearing any portion of the 
county. expense of a truant school in Essex County. 

Severally referred to the committee on County Es- 
timates. 



Cemetery in 
city of wew 
Bedford. 



Lord's day, - 
tug boats. 



Superior court 
in the county of 
Franklin. 



Samuel O. Hart 
and others, — 
Cottage City 
Gas Company. 



Sandisfield. 



Onset Street 
Railroad Com- 
pany. 



William Cogs- 
well. 



Frank B. San- 
born. 



Truant school 
ft* Essex 
County. 



City of Law- 
rence, —truant 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1889. 201 



Orders. 

On motion of Mr. Paige of Amherst, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Agriculture consider Mawachuneus 
the expediency of amending chapter 212 of the Acts c5ta£!! u,rml 
of the year 1887 relating to an appropriation of money by 
the Congress of the United States for the support of 
agricultural experiment stations, so that the Massachu- 
setts Agricultural College shall be designated and author- 
ized to receive the same, and make an annual report to the 
Governor. 

On motion of Mr. Qua of Lowell, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Banks and Banking Real estate 
consider the expediency of further legislation relative to p a °uSL* ge com " 
supervision of real estate mortgage companies incorporated 
outside the Commonwealth, and doing business within it. 

On motion of Mr. Slocum of Newton, — 

Ordered, That the joint special committee on Consti- J^^ 
tutional Amendments consider the expediency of provid- intoxicating 
ing by proper laws for the submission of the prohibitory llquors * 
amendment to the people at a special election, and for ■• 
laws concerning the registration of voters and the lists of 
persons qualified to vote on said amendment, and such 
other legislation as may be needed for the purpose. 

On motion of Mr. McNary of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Education consider Manual training 
the expediency of providing for the establishment of 8ChoolB - 
manual training schools of the primary and grammar 
school grades in cities and towns, to be supported in part 
by the Commonwealth. 

On motion of Mr. Hutchinson of Lexington, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Education consider cary Library. 
the expediency of amending chapter 342 of the Acts of 
1888, relating to the incorporation of the Cary Library, 
and give proper notice to that effect. 

On motion of Mr. Rugg of New Bedford, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Education consider state Normal 
the expediency of making certain repairs and modifica- BchoolatSaIem - 
tions of the State Normal School building at Salem. 

On motion of Mr. Morison of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Education consider ov«w»r^ of 
the expediency of so amending the law regulating th^ yS^" 1 



202 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

election of the overseers of Harvard College as not to 
require the specification in which term candidates shall 
serve. 

On motion of Mr. Murphy of Boston, — 
SriSren mentof Ordered, That the committee on Education consider 
the expediency of amending chapter 348 of the Acts of the 
year 1888, relating to the employment of children, so as to 
more effectually accomplish the objects of said Act. 

On motion of Mr. Bottum of Northampton, — 
dlT/chiidren. r Ordered, That the committee on Education consider 
the expediency of so amending chapter 239 of the Acts of 
the year 1888 as to provide that deaf mutes or deaf chil- 
dren may be sent to or continue in the institutions men- 
tioned in said Act for a longer term than the existing 
limitation of ten years. 

On motion of Mr. Foote of Lee, — 
?ut p rict d BCho ° l Ordered, That the committee on Education consider 
the expediency of abolishing the Hopland school district 
in the town of Lee, annulling its charter, and disposition 
of the funds held by the said district. 

On motion of Mr. Brooks of Springfield, — 
m^liho^i 011 Ordered, That the committee on Education consider m 
buiidinga. the expediency of euch legislation as shall provide for the 

erection and maintenance of the national flag on all public 

school buildings. 

On motion of Mr. Sanger of Boston, — 
inters 1 .™" 011 of Ordered, That the committee on Election Laws consider 
the expediency of so amending section 15 of chapter 6 of 
the Public Statutes that the name of the person seeking to 
be registered as a voter shall be allied out in a loud tone 
of voice by the registrars of voters. 

On motion of Mr. Albree of Boston, — 
Md^eiec^oB id Ordered, That the committee on Election Laws consider 
Boat™ of t " ie ex P e diency of amending the laws relating to registra- 
tion and election in the city of Boston. 

On motion of Mr. Hayes of Lynn, — 
dScu g iif cttiefl Ordered, That the committee on Election Laws consider 
and tow™. the expediency of such legislation as will provide a larger 
number of voting precincts in cities and towns. 

On motion of Mr. O'Neil of Boston, — 
tem o?vS3ng,- Ordered, That the committee on Election Laws consider 
mari^°biuioto ^ e expediency of amending section 25 of chapter 436 of 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1889. 203 

the Acts of the year 1888, relating to voters receiving 
assistance in marking their ballots. 

On motion of Mr. Sanger of Cambridge, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Election Laws consider caucus, 
the expediency of so amending chapter 441 of the Acts of 
the year 1888 as to further regulate voting at caucuses or 
public meetings of qualified voters. 

On motion of Mr. Marchant of Edgartown, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Fisheries and Game commiwioners 
consider the expediency of amending chapter 75 of the in&^rtown! 
Acts of the year 1881, so that commissioners, as provided 
therein, may be appointed for each of the ponds named in 
said Act, instead of one board of commissioners for both 
of said ponds. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Fisheries and Game Tiabury great 
be instructed to consider whether any further legislation pon ' 
is necessary in relation to the lease of fisheries in Tisbury 
great pond, so called, in the island of Martha's Vineyard, 
to protect the Commonwealth's interest therein, and 
whether the same should be renewed. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Fisheries and Game Martha's vin«- 
consider the expediency of repealing chapter 150 of the yard * 
Acts of the year 1863, forbidding the opening of the beach 
between " Great Poud," on the island of Martha's Vine- 
yard, and the ocean. 

On motion of Mr. Perkins of Cambridge, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Harbors and Public south Boston 
Lands consider what legislation is necessary to develop flat *' 
the property of the Commonwealth at South Boston by 
providing better access thereto, and to enable the city of 
Boston to defray such expenses as by law it may be 
obliged to incur in carrying out such improvements. 

On motion of Mr. Moore of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Insurance consider the Fraternal Bene- 
expediency of amending section 9 of chapter 429 of the tiou7 AM0Cla " 
Acts of the year 1888, by inserting, instead of the words, 
"not exceeding twenty per cent.," the. words, " not less 
than twjenty per cent. ;" and also amending section IX 
of the same chapter, by striking out all the words after th^ 



204 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

word "State," in the second line, and inserting therein, 
" may transact business in this Commonwealth as herein 
defined without incorporating under this act, by conform- 
ing in other respects to the foregoing provisions and to 
the requirements of section 13 of this act : provided, that 
similar organizations of this State shall be permitted to 
transact business defined in this act under equally favor- 
able regulations ih such other State from which said 
organizations may apply to transact business in this Com- 
monwealth." 

On motion of Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, — 
paXT* com " Ordered, That the committee on Insurance consider the 
expediency of legislation amending section 74 of chapter 
214 of the Acts of the year 1867, relating to the calling 
of meetings and the manner of voting thereat, by proxy 
or otherwise ; also of amending section 25 of said chapter, 
relating to the manner of electing directors and the filling 
of vacancies in boards of directors. 

On motion of Mr. Carpenter of Brookline, — 
Ibld - Ordered, That the committee on Insurance consider the 

expediency of amending sections 29 and 80 of chapter 214 
of the Acts of the year 1887, so that companies author- 
ized to insure against bodily injury and death by accident 
may also insure against the liability of employers for in- 
juries to persons in their employment. 

On motion of Mr. Perkins of Cambridge, — 
E«tnt«i of mar- Ordered, That the joint committee on the Judiciary 
consider the expediency of amending section 1 of chapter 
141 of the Acts of the year 1882, relating to the distri- 
bution of the estates of married women. 

On motion of Mr. Morison of Boston, — 
Administration. Ordered, That the joint committee on the Judiciary 

ot tru tits created ' k Y. , .. .-, ,. ,*' 

by deed or win. consider whether, in suits in relation to the legality on the 
administration of trusts created by deed or will, any fur- 
ther legislation is necessary for protecting the interest of 
parties having contingent interests under the same. 

On motion of Mr. McEttrick of Boston, — 
Employment of Ordered, That the committee on Labor consider the 
expediency of amending section 4, chapter 348, of the 
Acts of the year 1.888, by inserting after the word " read " 
the word " intelligently," by inserting after the words " at 
sight" the words " in a grammar school reader," and by 



children. 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRtfAKY 6, 1889. 205 

striking out the word " simple" and inserting the word 
" ordinary. " 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered ', That the committee on Labor consider the ex- Employment of 
pediency of farther legislation with respect to the exemp- chlIdren * 
tion of children who have graduated at a grammar school 
or other school of the same degree of efficiency from the 
provisions of section 7 of chapter 348 of the Acts of the 
year 1888, so that such children may not be required to 
attend school for 20 weeks between the ages of thirteen 
and fourteen years. 

On motion of Mr. Preble of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Labor consider the Employment of 
expediency of prohibiting by law the employment of other JenTby the 1 dll ~ 
than citizens of this Commonwealth by the Commonwealth and^i™. 011168 
or any city or town therein. 

On motion of Mr. Cook of Weymouth, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law con- constitutional 
sider the expediency of such legislation as may be nee- f n ™?ic™?ng~ 
essary to enforce the constitutional amendment providing ,k > uori - 
for the prohibition of the manufacture and sale of intoxi- 
cating liquor 8, provided said amendment shall be ratified 
and approved by the people before the close of the pres- 
ent legislative session. 

On motion of Mr. Hayes of Lynn, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Mercantile Affairs voting by 
consider the expediency of additional legislation relating Seylit meSth!£» 
to the voting at meetings of corporations by proxy or of cor porHtiona. 
attorney. 

On motion of Mr. McNary of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Mercantile Affairs Electric wire. 
consider the expediency of what further legislation is re- under K round - 
quired to better protect life and property by placing elec- 
tric wires underground in cities: 

On motion of Mr. Berry of Salem, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Prisons consider the Newburyport 
expediency of providing that the alterations and repairs 3ail * 
upon the Newburyport jail be done under the direction of 
the Board of County Commissioners of the county of 
Essex. 



206 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Newburyport 
jail. 



Sarah J. Robin 
son. 



Notification in 
> of death. 



On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Prisons consider the 
expediency of a further appropriation of five thousand 
dollars for alterations and repairs of Newburyport jail. 

On motion of Mr. Qua of Lowell, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Prisons consider the 
expediency of making an appropriation for the support 
and maintenance of Sarah J. Robinson, confined in the 
jail at Lowell, the said Robinson having been convicted of 
a capital offence. 

On motion of Mr. Sanger of Boston, — 
Ordered, That the committee ou Public Health consider 
the expediency of legislation requiring the clerks of cities 
and towns in this Commonwealth to notify, in case of the 
death, within their limits, of a person resident in another 
city or town in the Commonwealth, the proper authorities 
of the town or city of which the said person was a resident. 

On motion of Mr. Mellen of Worcester, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Public Health consider 
the expediency of legislation requiring the cremation of 
garbage, swill and other substances that may become 
deleterious to the public health in the cities of the Com- 
monwealth. 

On motion of Mr. McEttrick of Boston, — 
Boa r r k d°9f Police Ordered, That the committee on Public Service con- 
of Boston. sider the expediency of increasing the salary of the clerk 
of the Board of Police of Boston. 



Cremation of 
gnrbage. 



Information to 
be posted of 
derailment, 
■now blockades 
and other acci- 
dents on steam 
railroads. 



Grade crossings 
in cities and 
towns. 



On motion of Mr. Cronin of Worcester, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Railroads consider the 
expediency of legislation so as to protect the public travel- 
ling on steam railroads by requiring information to be 
posted in proper places of derailment, snow blockades, or 
other accidents, soon after they occur ; and consider fur- 
ther if anything can be done to prevent suffering by mis- 
haps of the above-named nature. 

On motion of Mr. Murphy of Boston, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Railroads consider the 
expediency of providing that the directors of a railroad 
company and the board of officers authorized to lay out 
ways in a city or town may make arrangements to abolish 
a grade crossing in such city or town, by such a plan and 
on such terms and conditions as they may agree upon, 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUAEY 6, 1889. 207 

and that such arrangements shall be binding upon and be 
carried out by the city or town and the railroad company. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Street Railways con- issuing of bonds 
sider the expediency of legislation relative to the issuing way^^t™. 
of bonds by street railway companies. 

On motion of Mr. Bowman of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Street Railways con- Transfer checks 
sider the expediency of legislation providing for the w fl ayi? !etraH " 
issuance of transfer checks by street railway companies 
operated in any city of more than 100,000 inhabitants. 

On motion of Mr. Rowell of Methuen, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Taxation be author- committee on 
ized to employ such clerical assistance as may be necessary 
for the proper despatch of business pending before said 
committee. 

On motion of Mr. Smith of Leicester, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Towns consider the contract* made 
expediency of enacting a law requiring that all contracts by towng * 
made by towns, involving an expenditure exceeding the 
sum of two hundred dollars, shall be made by advertising 
a sufficient time previously for proposals respecting the 
same. 

On motion of Mr. Stimpson of Swampscott, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Towns consider the Division of 
expediency of some general legislation concerning the town8, 
division of towns, which will relieve the Legislature and 
better protect the municipalities concerned. 

On motion of Mr. McDonough of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the Governor and Council be requested Exhibition of 

I !••!•• i t/*» i g> ii. plans for ad- 

to place on exhibition the different plans for addition to diuontpthe 
the State House upon which prizes have been awarded. ° UBe * 

The following order, offered by Mr. Rowell of Me- 
thuen, was adopted, under a suspension of House Rules 
38 and 48 : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Taxation consider the Assessment and 
expediency of amending the laws relating to the assess- J^S? 1011 ° f 
ment and collection of taxes. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 



208 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Oh Commis- 
sioners, — for- 
eign gas com- 
panies. 



Settlement of 
claims for pen- 
sions. 



Judge of pro- 
bate and insol- 
vency for 
Middlesex 
County. 



Corporations to 
examine and 
guarantee titles 
to real estate. 



Attorneys at 
law. 



The following order, offered by Mr. Hale of Taunton, 
was considered : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Mercantile Affairs con- 
sider the expediency of placing all gas companies outside 
this Commonwealth under the control of the Gas Com- 
missioners, in the same manner as insurance companies 
are controlled by Insurance Commissioners. 

Mr. Qua of Lowell moved to amend by striking out the 
words "Mercantile Affairs," and inserting in place thereof 
the word "Manufactures." The amendment was adopted, 
and the order, as amended, was adopted. 

The following order, offered by Mr. Howland of Chel- 
sea, was considered : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Public Service con- 
sider the expediency of such legislation as shall repeal 
sections 1, 2 and 3 of chapter 396 of the Public Statutes, 
entitled, "An Act to expedite the settlement of claims 
for pensions." 

Mr. Sohier of Beverly moved to amend by striking 
out the words "Public Service," and inserting in place 
thereof the words "Military Affairs." The amendment 
was adopted, and the order, as amended, was adopted. 

The following order, offered by Mr. Sanger of Cam- 
bridge, was considered : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insol- 
vency consider the expediency of increasing the salary 
of the judge of probate and insolvency for Middlesex 
County. 

Mr. Qua of Lowell moved to amend by striking out the 
words "Probate and Insolvency," and inserting in place 
thereof the words "Public Service." The amendment 
was adopted, and the order, as amended, was adopted. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

On motion of Mr. Slocum of Newton, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of amending chapter 180 of the Acts of 
the year 1884, relating to the formation of corporations 
to examine and guarantee titles to real estate, so that such 
corporations shall have the same powers and privileges as 
to personal and other property that they now have as to 
real estate. 

On motion of Mr. Kittredge of Boston, ■ — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1889. 209 

the expediency of providing by law that no attorney at 
law shall be held for trial in the Superior Court in any 
county, who is actually engaged in the trial of a cause in 
said court in any other county. 

On motion of Mr. Qua of Lowell, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary con- support of per- 
eider the expediency of so amending section 61 of chap- £ honwwof e 
ter 220 of the Public Statutes, relating to the support of correotlon - 
persons committed to houses of correction for certain 
offences, as to include within the provisions of said section 
persons committed for offences mentioned in section 42 
of chapter 207 of the Public Statutes, and persons con- 
victed under section 27 of chapter 207 of the Public 
Statutes of a third offence of drunkenness. 

On motion of Mr. Keane of Holyoke, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary con- g^rtorcLurt 
sider the expediency of such legislation as will provide at Hoiyoke. 
for the holding of sessions of the Superior Court at 
Holyoke. 

On motion of Mr. McCall of Winchester, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary con- J^jg 1 cor P°* 
sider the expediency of making certain the application of 
the statute of limitations to foreign corporations having 
an agent for the purpose of service within the Common- 
wealth. 

, On motion of Mr. Murphy of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary con- ^n^fees 
eider the expediency of providing that the provisions of 
chapter 180 of the Acts of 1888 relating to the payment 
of witness fees shall not apply to the county of Suffolk. 

On motion of Mr. Carroll of Worcester, — 

Ordered, That the .committee on the Judiciary consider second offence 
the expediency of further legislation so as to provide for ° ron enneM ' 
the non-committal of persons convicted of the second 
offence of drunkenness to the Massachusetts Reformatory. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider JjJ™^ 
the expediency of so amending the laws relating to juve- ° 
nile offenders that the costs in cases against such offenders 
shall be paid by the city or town in which an offence by 
such juvenile is committed. 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Support of in- 
valid children. 



Support of per- 
sona committed 
to lock-ups. 



Maaaachuaetta 
Society for the 
Prevention of 
Cruelty to Chil- 
dren. 



Vagrant minora. 



Neglected chil- 
dren. 



Illegal peddling 
and begging by 
minors. 



Neglected chil- 
dren. 



On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of further legislation as to support of 
invalid children by their parents. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of amending section 34, chapter 27 of the 
Public Statutes so as to provide for the abolition of the 
expense charged for the detention and support of persona 
committed to any lock-up. 

On motion of Mr. Howland of Chelsea, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary inquire 
into the expediency of providing by statute that the com- 
missioned agents of the Massachusetts Society for the 
Prevention of Cruelty to Children, who hold a police or 
constable's warrant, may serve processes in cases of neg- 
lected or abused children in any part of the State. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary inquire 
into the expediency of amending section 42 of chapter 207 
of the Public Statutes so that it shall apply to children aa 
well as adults, except that the punishment for boys under 
fifteen shall be commitment to the Lyman School at 
Westborough, and for girls under seventeen, to the State 
Industrial School at Lancaster. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of amending chapter 270 of the Acts of the 
year 1882 by increasing the penalty of fine provided by 
said Act. 

Also, to inquire into the expediency of repealing or 
amending sections 18, 19, 20 and 21 of chapter 48 of 
Public Statutes concerning neglected children. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary inquire 
if chapter 432 of. the Acts of the year 1887, relating to 
illegal peddling and begging by certain minors, should be 
amended by adding at the end thereof the words "and 
such minor, when so found, may be held in custody until 
such parent or employer can be found." 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 
Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary inquire 
into the expediency of providing that children over four- 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1889. 211 

teen years of age, who reside or are found in reputed 
houses of ill-fame, assignation or gambling houses, may 
be considered neglected children under chapter 181 of the 
Acts of the year 1882 and chapter 245 of the Acts of 
the year 1883. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Boarding cmi- 
the expediency of providing that all persons following the dren * 
business of boarding children under fourteen years of age, 
for hire, shall procure a license from the public author- 
ities of cities and towns, and providing for such inspec- 
tion of said boarding houses as. may be deemed necessary. 

On motion of Mr. Pinkerton of Worcester, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Disposal of un- 
the expediency of such legislation as will provide for the fegadel 
disposal and distribution of legacies, and all sums of money 
or the proceeds thereof deposited or invested by authority 
of the Probate Court, and which shall have remained un- 
claimed for a period of twenty years from the allowance 
of the will containing such legacy or from the date of such 
deposit. 

On motion of Mr. Barnes of Chelsea, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider saieorgiftof 
the expediency of amending chapter 72 of the Acts of the mfforV. 
year 1886 so as to still further limit and prevent the sale 
or gift of cigarettes to minors. 

On motion of Mr. Slocum of Newton,— 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Depositions of 
the expediency of so amending chapter 169 of the Public ontAeCom. 1 " 
Statutes as to dispense with the requirement of filing writ- monwealth - 
ten interrogatories and cross-interrogatories in taking the 
deposition of a witness without the Commonwealth before 
issuance of a commission therefor, and of providing for the 
greater facility in taking such depositions. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Abuse of cor- 
the expediency of amending section 129 of chapter 27 of - paymenTo?' 
the Public Statutes so that the Supreme Judicial Court S-°to^.fo? e- 
and the Superior Court shall have power in equity upon llle «ai purposes. 
the suit or petition of not less than ten taxable inhabitants 
of any city or town to prevent the payment of money 
from the treasury of a city or town for illegal purposes, 
and to prevent the abuse or violation of corporate powers. 



212 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

On motion of Mr. Woodward of Wakefield, — 
£™ P ortowa« Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
of toxM?* 11011 ^e expediency of amending section 6 of chapter 29 of the 
Public Statutes and section 4 of chapter 312 of the laws 
of 1885, so that towns may incur debts for temporary 
loans during the municipal or financial year in anticipa- 
tion of the taxes of the corresponding year. 

On motion of Mr. Pratt of Abington, — 
Serio? courts. Oi % dered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of further legislation in the matter of tax- 
ing, certifying, revising and paying costs which accrue in 
the inferior courts and before trial justices. 

On motion of Mr. Allen of Woburn, — 
Su^^^otec Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary inquire 
chLerVoT'reai * nto ^° ex P^diency of legislation providing for the re- 
estate, cording of notice of municipal liens upon any real estate 
and of defining the lands to be affected. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 
Ibid - Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary con- 

sider the expediency of legislation to protect purchasers 
of real estate against conveyances and other instruments 
affecting the title thereof made by the grantor or other 
person executing, or to be bound by the same by a name 
other than his own or other than that by which he shall 
have acquired title, and against claims required to be of 
record against land or the owner of land under a name 
other than the real name of the owner or that by which 
he shall have acquired title. 

On motion of the same gentleman,. — 
Ibid - Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 

the expediency of protecting purchasers of real estate 
against claims arising out of proceedings at law or in 
equity and judgments and decrees hereafter rendered, 
unless notice of the same shall have been filed for record 
in the registry of deeds for the county or district where 
the land lies ; and in relation to the recording of such 
notices. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 
ibid. Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 

the expediency of legislation providing for record notice 
of all instruments and transactions affecting the title to 
real estate. 



era of real es- 
tate. 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1889. 213 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered^ That the committee on the Judiciary inquire Real estate 
into the expediency of legislation to provide a convenient tionof^urch^ 
means whereby purchasers of real estate may be informed 
of marriages and divorces which may affect the title 
thereof, and in relation to protecting such purchasers 
against claims arising under marriages not made known 
to them. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider ibid. 
the expediency of legislation in relation to the record of 
assignments in insolvency in every county or registry dis- 
trict where any land of the insolvent lies, and as to the pro- 
tection of purchasers of such lands against assignments 
not so recorded. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider ibid. 
the expediency of legislation for protecting purchasers of 
real estate, claiming under deeds and other instruments 
apparently affecting the title thereof recorded although 
never delivered. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Pauper laws. 
the expediency of codifying the pauper laws of the Com- 
monwealth. 

On motion of Mr. Bicknell of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Judiciary consider the ^™ k , et 
expediency of restraining and declaring illegal and mak- * ° p "' 
ing penal all transactions and dealings in stocks, in 
exchanges commonly called " bucket shops." 

On motion of Mr. Foote of Lee, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Police court at 
the expediency of the appointment of a clerk for the 
police court at Lee. 

On motion of Mr. Sanger of Cambridge, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Mortgagees of 
the expediency of so amending section 70 of chapter 203 ^^ n9X prop * 
of the Public Statutes as to include within its provisions 
others than the original mortgagors. 

On motion of Mr. Bottum of Northampton, — ^S^^SSS 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider in municipal, 
the expediency of further legislation to provide for the poncfcoSru. 



214 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Protection of 
life in burning 
buildings. 



Licensing 
plumbers. 



Jurors. 



entry of writs and processes in municipal, district and 
police courts after the return or entry day thereof. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of further legislation concerning the pro- 
tection of life in burning buildings and other structures, 
and for means of escape therefrom. 

On motion of Mr. Hayes of Lynn, — 

Ordered^ That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of amending section 1, chapter 105, of the 
Acts of the year 1888, relative to the registration and 
licensing of plumbers, so that pipes used for the delivery 
of water may be placed in the control of public water 
boards. v 

On motion of Mr. Rowell of Methuen, — 
Ordered^ That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of revising and amending the Statutes of 
the Commonwealth in relation to the preparation of jury 
lists, the qualification and exemption of jurors, the right 
of challenge of jurors, and generally to amend chapter 
170 of the Public Statutes and all Acts in amendment 
thereof. 



against the city 
ofBi 



On motion of Mr. McDonough of Boston, — 
Actions by and Ordered^ That the committee on the Judiciary 
the expediency of providing that actions by and 
the city of Boston shall be brought either in 
County or Middlesex County. 

On motion of Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, — 
Ordered) That the committee on the Judiciary 
the expediency of such legislation as will require 
town clerks to return to clerks of courts a list of 
stables elected. 



■ Boston. 



Constables. 



consider 
against 
Suffolk 



consider 
city and 
all con- 



Offlcers in at- 
tendance on 
municipal 
courts. 



Act of insol- 
vency by a cor- 
poration. 



On motion of Mr. Dewey of Boston, — 

Ordered) That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of legislation in relation to the powers and 
duties of officers in attendance on municipal courts, and 
the manner of their appointment. 

On motion of Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, — 
Ordered) That the committee on Probate and Insolvency 
consider the expediency of further legislation in relation 
to what shall constitute an act of insolvency by a corpora- 
tion, mentioned in section 27 of chapter 157 of the Public 
Statutes. 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1889. 215 

On motion of Mr. Dewey of Boston, — 

Ordered* That the committee on Probate and Insolvency Release of 
consider the expediency of further legislation relating to twyordoww" 
release of estates of curtesy or dower of minor husband or und^wSe?" 
wife. 

On motion of Mr. Allen of Woburn, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insol- SSSSTffpSf- 
vency consider the expediency of providing for the settle- JJ^^JJ 111 * 1 
ment of the estates of persons presumed to have deceased 
by reason of absence for seven years, with due protection 
to the rights and interests of such persons should they 
afterward appear alive. 

On motion of the same gentleman, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insol- ^wn^heiw-at. 
vency consider the expediency of providing by law that law.Mdeviiee*. 
agents for absent heirs-at-law, devisees and other persons 
interested, appointed by probate courts in partition pro- 
ceedings, may, and may be required to, settle their ac- 
counts with their principals in and by the probate courts 
by which they were appointed ; also the expediency of 
amending section 14 of chapter 144 of the Public Stat- 
utes, so that the same shall apply to accounts of executors 
and administrators and of agents appointed for absent 
persons interested in partition proceedings, as well as 
trustees and guardians. 

On motion of Mr. Keane of Holyo*ke, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insol- debtoV\£2!£. 
vency consider the expediency of such legislation as will 
further regulate the fees in poor debtor cases. 

On motion of Mr. Rowell of Methuen, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insol- J^ouiL. 
vency consider the expediency of. legislation amending 
sections 13 and 14 of chapter 144 of the Public Statutes 
relating to probate accounts, so that the provisions thereof 
shall apply to the accounts of executors and admin- 
istrators. 

On motion of Mr. Qua of Lowell, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insol- Poordebtor8 - 
vency consider whether any further legislation is neces- 
sary in relation to poor debtors. 

On motion of Mr. Prevaux of Amesbury, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Finance consider the statue of 
expediency of using a part of the appropriation made by toAmw* 



216 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



County taxes. 



Foreign gat 
companies 



Rate of. 
ger fares on 
railroads. 



Taxation and 
control of gas 
companies. 



the Legislature of 1888 to celebrate the unveiling of the 
statue of Josiah Bartlett in Amesbury, which remains 
unexpended, to furnish a suitable inclosure for the same. 

On motion of Mr. Cook of Weymouth, — 
Ordered, That the committee on County Estimates 
consider the expediency of further legislation relative to 
the manner of collecting county taxes and the payment of 
the same to county treasurers. 

The following order, offered by Mr. McDonough of 
Boston, was laid over until to-morrow, at the request of 
Mr. Wardwell ot Haverhill, — 

Ordered^ That the joint committee on the Judiciary 
consider the expediency of such legislation as will prohibit 
corporations, organized under the laws of other States for 
the manufacture, sale and distributing of gas for illumi- 
nating or other purposes, from doing business in this 
Commonwealth without a special Act of the Legislature. 

The following order, offered by Mr. O'Neil of Boston, 
was laid over until to-morrow, at the request of Mr. 
McDonough of Boston : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Railroads consider 
the expediency of legislation limiting the maximum rate 
of passenger fares upon all trunk or main lines of rail- 
roads, whether leased or otherwise, and operated solely 
by steam power, to one cent per mile upon all distances 
not exceeding 15 miles from the State House in Boston ; 
one and one-half of a cent per mile for all distances over 
15 and not exceeding 25 miles from said State House, and 
two cents per mile on all other distances. 

And, further, to prevent discrimination or difference in 
price of tickets or fares covering the same distances on 
any such railroad. 

The following order, offered by Mr. McEttrick of Bos- 
ton, was laid over until to-morrow, at the request of Mr. 
Wardwell of Haverhill : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Taxation consider the 
expediency of providing by law a system of taxation and 
control of gas companies that organize outside of this 
Commonwealth in like manner as the Insurance Commis- 
sioner has now upon insurance* companies ; also to tax all 
syndicates for the purchase of gas companies upon the 
capital which such syndicate represents. 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1889. 217 

The following order, offered by Mr. Ward well of Haver- 
hill, was laid over until to-morrow, at the request of Mr. 
McDonough of Boston : — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Limiting num. 
the expediency of amending section 1, chapter 340 of fer\to P saieof 
the Acts of 1888, being au Act to limit the number of l?*^* 1111 * 
places licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquors. 

The following order, offered by Mr. McCooey of Black- 
stone, was laid over until to-morrow, at the request of 
Mr. McDonough of Boston : — 

Ordered , That the committee on the Judiciary consider Railroad earn. 
the expediency of enacting more definite law, — am^dfridtnds! 

1. Defining expenses to be charged to construction 
account and what to operating expenses, on the book of a 
railroad. 

2. To prevent the diverting of traffic or earnings of 
one railroad to the benefit of another. 

3. Reciting the purposes for which the capital stock of 
a railroad may be increased. 

4. Regulating the payment of dividends, so that divi- 
dends shall be paid only from annual net earnings of the 
railroad whose stockholders receive the same. 

The following order, offered by Mr. McCooey of Black- \ 

stone, was laid over at the request of Mr. McDonough of ! 

Boston : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Railroads consider the Earning* of 

j. m i i . * .. .„ . .i . leased railroads. 

expediency of such legislation as will prevent the earnings 
of a leased trunk line from being used to pay the defi- 
ciencies of another leased line on the same system, and 
to provide for the scaling down of the tariff, both passen- 
ger and freight, on leased lines where the earnings are 
used to pay deficiencies on other leased lines. 

The order laid over from yesterday, that the committee issuance of 

.i x j. • .j *i " j. /. j. blank tax bills. 

on the Judiciary consider the expediency of amending 
section 1 of chapter 204 of the Public Statutes in such 
manner as to include therein and make punishable by the 
provisions of said chapter the issuance of blank tax bills 
by persons not connected with the assessor's office of the 
city of Boston, or of any other city or town, the filling 
thereof by persons not connected with said office, and the 
delivery of the same in blank out of said office, was 
adopted. 



218 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Introduced on Leave. 

^wiid n reS n i C n e th f e ^7 -^ r - Gracey of Salem, a Bill relating to public schools 
public school*, and the attendance of children in the public schools. 
Read and referred to the committee on Education. 

Appeals from 
assessors of 
taxes to the 
•Superior Court. 



Superior Court 
in the county 
of Dukes 
County. 



Sheep, — dogs. 



Ibid. 



By Mr. Kittredge of Boston, a Bill to authorize 
appeals from assessors of taxes to the Superior Court. 
Read and referred to the committee on Taxation. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Marchant of Edgartown, a Bill changing the 
time of the sitting of the Superior Court in the county of 
Dukes County. Read and referred to the committee on 
the Judiciary. 

Papers from the Senate. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Agri- 
culture consider the expediency of such legislation as will 
afford greater protection to sheep against injury and 
damage by dogs. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Agri- 
culture consider the expediency of such legislation as will 
entitle any owner of sheep to compensation for loss which 
he may have sustained by reason of sheep or lambs 
having been lost by being chased by dogs. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Cities 
consider the expediency of making a more certain tenure 
of office to heads of departments in the city of Boston 
and other cities. 

hc7nsu™Sons b * Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Cities 
inthlcitVof" consider the expediency of providing by law that the 
Boston. powers and duties of the directors of public institutions of 

the city of Boston shall be placed in a board of three com- 
missioners, to be appointed by the mayor of said city, with 
the approval of the board of aldermen, and each member 
to be paid a salary ; aUo whether any of the powers and 
duties of said directors shall be transferred to other officers 
or boards. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Cities 
consider the expediency of so amending the charter of , and 
the laws relating to, the city of Boston, as to give to the 
street commissioners, or other commissioners, the entire 
control of the streets of said city, including the laying out, 



Tenure of office 
of heads of de- 
partments of 
the city of 
Boston. 



-Care of streets 
in Boston. 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1889. 219 

altering and building thereof, the keeping the same clean 
and in proper repair, the laying of sewers and pipes therein, 
and the control of every use of and interference with the 
same ; and also the entire control and care of the bridges, 
lamps and ferries of said city ; and to provide that said 
commissioners be appointed by the mayor, subject to the 
approval of the board of aldermen. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Elec- Elections of 
tion Laws consider the expediency of legislation pro- Sntocttiea?" 
viding that in all cities of over 100,000 inhabitants 
elections for municipal officers shall be held on the same 
day as the State election. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Elec- Australian sy* 
tion Laws consider the expediency of legislation amending tem of votlng# 
chapter 436 of the Acts of the year 1888, relative to the 
nomination of candidates. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Elec- iwd. 
tion Laws consider the expediency of repealing chapter 
436 of the Acts of the year 1888, being an act entitled 
" An Act to provide for printing and distributing ballots 
at the public expense, and to regulate voting at State and 
city elections," and for the revival and re-enactment of all 
laws repealed by said act. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Ex- statue in mem- 
penditures consider the expediency of legislation appro- Fnuups. 
priating money for the erection of a statue by the Com- 
monwealth to the memory of Wendell Phillips. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Fish- ^» hwelr »- 
eries and Game consider the Expediency of amending 
section 70 of chapter 91 of the Public Statutes, so that no 
person may be authorized to construct fish weirs within 
the limns of any city or town lying upon tide water, unless 
the people of said town or city shall by vote authorize the 
mayor and aldermen of said city or the selectmen of said 
town to grant such authority ; that no license to set 
pounds, weirs, traps or fykes shall be given for more than 
one year, and that no license shall be given to any person 
or persons which does not locate or fix the place by metes 
and bounds where the same is to be set, nor upon land of 
another person or in the tide waters upon the same. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Insur- Fraternal bene- 
ance consider the expediency of amending chapter 429 of 52SS»? riM 



220 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



the Acts of the year 1888, beiug an act relating to frater- 
nal beneficiary organizations, so as to make the provisions- 
of section 21 of chapter 214 of the Acts of the year 1887 r 
regarding misrepresentation in the negotiation of a con- 
tract or policy, applicable thereto. 

of theoSm rt of Ordered, In concurrence, that the joint committee on? 

Hampshire/ ° the Judiciary consider the expediency of amending chapter 
227 of the Acts of the year 1882, being an act to estab- 
lish the District Court of Hampshire, by striking out, in 
section 3, the words " the first, second and third Fridays ,r 
and inserting in place thereof the words " every Friday. '* 

and n reTOi?U aws Ordered, In concurrence, that the joint committee on 
previouB to the Judiciary consider the expediency of printing the laws- 
and resolves of the General Court passed from the adop- 
tion of the Constitution to the year 1839, with the ad- 
dresses and messages of the governors, the civil lists, and 
such other matters as are usually published in the annual 
Blue Books, properly edited and annotated, and with com- 
plete indexes thereof; also the expediency of compiling 
and publishing an index to the public acts and resolve* 
from 1780 to 1860. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Labor 
consider the expediency of amending section 7 of chapter 
348 of the Acts of the year 1888, so that children who have 
attained the age of fourteen years, although they may not 
have attended school twenty weeks since reaching the 
age of thirteen, but have acquired the branches of learning 
taught in the public schools, shall be entitled to receive a 
certificate. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Mer- 
cantile Affairs consider the expediency of a law that shall 
prevent any electric light company from placing its wires 
in such close proximity to those of a telephone company 
or private owner as to interfere in their efficient service- 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Public 
Service consider if any additional compensation should be 
paid the county commissioners of the county of Bristol. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Kail- 
roads consider the expediency of establishing a Board of 
Commissioners on Grade Crossings. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on State 
House consider the expediency of providing additional 



Attendance of 
children at 
school. 



Electric light 
companies. 



Compensation 
of county com- 
missioners of 
Bristol. 



Board of com- 
missloners of 
grade crossings. 



Bureau of Sta- 
tistics of Labor. 



the 
steam 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1889. 221 

book-cases and furniture in the Bureau of Statistics of 
Labor. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Street ^^Jjj^' 7 
Railways consider the expediency of further amending the 
general laws relating to street railway companies. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Street gjjjgf^ 
Railways consider the expediency of granting authority to railroad* by 
street railway companies authorized to use electricity as a " treet ra,lways - 
motive power to elevate their tracks, for the purpose of 
avoiding the crossing at grade of the tracks of steam rail- 
roads. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Water water su PP hr 
Supply consider the expediency of providing by general law toiw. 6 * aD 
for the introduction of water into and by cities and towns. 

The order laid over from yesterday, relative to author- committee on 
izing the committee on State House to visit such places as 8tate Hou8e ' 
they may deem necessary in the discharge of their duties, 
was adopted, in concurrence. 

A Bill to amend chapter 283 of the Acts of the year Assessment of 
1886, relating to the assessment of taxes (introduced on taxes * 
leave in the Senate), was read and referred, in concur- 
rence, to the committee on Taxation. 

Bills : 

To change the name of the South Abington Baptist §° n $ AH? 1 *? 1 

^, e © r Baptlat Church. 

Church (reported on a petition) ; and 

To authorize John L. and Henry K. Potter to drive wooden utmct- 
piles in Fort Point Channel in Boston harbor (reported Pdnu?L*neiin 
on a petition) ; BoBton harbor - 

Severally passed to be engrossed by the Senate, were 
severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

The House Bill to amend section 11 of chapter 27 of cei«bration of 
the Public Statutes, authorizing towns to celebrate their dred and fiftieth 
two hundred and fiftieth anniversary, came down passed to towM. rsarie " ° f 
be engrossed in concurrence, with the title amended so 
that it read, " Bill to authorize towns to celebrate the two 
hundred and fiftieth anniversaries of their incorporation." 
The House concurred, under a suspension of the rule, 
moved by Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, and the bill was 
returned to the Senate indorsed accordingly. 

A communication from the Harbor and Land Commis- Hadiey. 
doners, transmitting a petition of the selectmen of the 



222 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Boards of com- 
missioners of 
electrical sub- 
ways. 



Lynn. 



Ibid. 



Stables in 
Boston. 



Abby P. 
Choate. 



George W. 
Warren. 



Weighing of 
Iresh salt-water 
fish. 



District Court 
at Ware. 



Sagamore 
Cemetery 
Association. 



town of Hadley and others for the continuance and com- 
pletion of the work authorized by the last Legislature 
for the protection of said town against the further inroad* 
of the Connecticut River, was referred, in concurrence, to 
the committee on Harbors and Public Lands. 

The following petitions were referred, in concurrence : — 
Petition of the President and Secretary of the Citizens' 
Association of Boston for legislation providing for the 
establishment of boards of commissioners of electrical sub- 
ways in cities of the Commonwealth, for the purpose of 
converting the overhead system of electrical wires into an 
underground system. 

Petition of the mayor of Lynn for legislation exempt- 
ing the city of Lynn from the provisions of chapter 312 
of the Acts of the year 1885, in relation to the limitation 
of taxation for the period of three years more. 

Petition of the mayor of Lynn for legislation to enable 
said city to borrow money for sewerage purposes in 
addition to the right now allowed l>y law. 

Petition of Thomas N. Hart, mayor of Boston,, for 
legislation transferring the power of granting licenses for 
stables from the Board of Aldermen to the Board of 
Health of said city. 

Severally to the committee on Cities. 

Petition of Abby P.* Choate, widow of the late George 
F. Choate, Judge of Probate and Insolvency for the 
county of Essex, that she may be paid the balance of the 
salary that would have been due her husband for the year 
1888. 

Petition of George W. Warren, a senator in the Legis- 
lature of 1856, that salary not drawn by him be paid 
with interest. 

Severally to the committee on Expenditures. 

By Mr. Cook of Bristol, a petition of Owen H. Whit- 
ten and others, that the weighing of fresh salt-water fish 
by a public weigher be made compulsory. To the com- 
mittee on Fisheries and Game. 

Petition of P. L. Keefe and others for legislation ta 
establish weekly sessions of the District Court at Ware. 
To the joint committee on the Judiciary. 

Petition of Isaac N. Keith for an act to incorporate the 
Sagamore Cemetery Association. 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1889. 223 

Petition of the Boston Art Club for an amendment of gj^ on Arfc 
its charter. 

Petition of Francis V. Balch and others for legislation Public station 
to enable them to establish in the city of Boston a central nl\<£tMe\ y 
station for the public sale of real estate by auction and for ttUCl,on - 
other purposes. 

Severally to the committee on Mercantile Affairs. 

Petition of James K. Beede, Captain of Company C, 8th D £SmSt\ 
Eighth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, m.v.m. 
that an allowance be granted the said company for loss of 
military property, etc., sustained in the late fire in 
Marblehead. To the committee on Military Affairs. 

Petition of the First Congregational Parish of Dalton Firat con*rega- 
for the confirmation of certain acts done by it. To the DaSton.* * 
committee on Parishes and Religious Societies. 

Petition of Mrs. Sadie S. Daniels that she may be rec- g«»e s- 
ompensed for illegal detention in the Taunton Insane 
Asylum in the year 1882. To the committee on Public 
Charitable Institutions. 

Petition of Henry A. Chase and 347 others of Holyoke Bridge between 
and Chicopee that the county comjnissioners of Hampden chico pe e e ttnd 
be authorized and directed to construct a bridge across the 
Connecticut River between the city of Holyoke and Wil- 
limansett in the town of Chicopee. To the committee on 
Roads and Bridges. 

Petition of the Fitchburg Street Railway Company for Fitchburg 
authority to issue bonds for the purpose of funding its company. way 
debt and extending its tracks, and to secure the same by 
a mortgage of its franchise and its real and personal prop- 
erty. 

Petition of the Newburyport and Amesbury Horse Newburyport 
Railroad Company for authority to mortgage its property H^TSi'road 
and issue bonds therefor. company. 

Petition of the Plum Island Street Railway Company rium inland 
for authority to mortgage its property and issue bondjs to compM^! lway 
secure the same. 

Petition of the Lowell Horse Railroad Company to Loweii iic™ 
establish the electric system of motive power. pany° a 

Petition of the Naumkeag Street Railway Company for Naumkea* 
power to use electric appliances. clmpany! lway 



224 



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Black Rocks 
and Salisbury 
Beach Street 
Railway Com- 
pany. 



Winchester. 



Revere Water 
•Company. 



Petition of the Black Rocks and Salisbury Beach Street 
Railway Company to establish the electric system of motive 
power. 

Severally to the committee on Street Railways, with in- 
structions in each case to hear the parties, after such 
notice has been given as the committee shall direct. 

Petition of the selectmen of Winchester for an amend- 
ment of section 2 of chapter 194 of the Acts of the year 
1888, so as to make the provisions of said section subject 
to the approval of said town. To the committee on 
Towns. 

Petition of the Revere Water Company for leave to 
take water from Saugus River and branches thereof. To 
the committee on Water Supply, with instructions to hear 
the parties, after such notice has been given as the com- 
mittee shall direct. 



Alien passen- 
gers landing in 
this Common- 
wealth. 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Dewey of Boston, from the committee on the 
Judiciary, asking to be discharged from the further con- 
sideration of the subject matter of the order relative to 
amending the law in relation to alien passengers landing 
in this Commonwealth, .and recommending that the same 
be referred to the committee on Mercantile Affairs. Read 
and accepted, and sent up for concurrence in the reference. 

By Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, from the committee on 
the Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative 
to the appointment of an assistant clerk for the municipal 
court of the Charlestown district of the city of Boston. 

By Mr. Morison of Boston, from the committee on 
Cities, leave to withdraw, on the petition of Lydia M. 
Warner for the enforcement of the law for the establish- 
ment of a house of detention for women in the city of 
Boston, and sundry petitions in aid of the same. 

By Mr. Howard of Lawrence, from the committee on 
Public Service, inexpedient to legislate, on an order 
relative to increasing the salary of the justice of the 
second district court of Bristol in Fall River. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 

Ra\7way. 8trcfet By ^ r - Shaw of Newburyport, from the committee on 
Street Railways, on two petitions, a Bill to authorize the 



Assistant clerk 
for the munlcl- * 
pal court for 
the Charlestown 
district of the 
city of Boston. 

House of deten- 
tion for women 
in Boston. 



Salary of the 
Justice of the 
second district 
court of Bristol. 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1889. 225 

Newton Street Railway Company to extend its tracks and 
to purchase the Waltham and Newton Street Railway. 
Read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Wales of Attleborough, from the committee on soidien* Home 
Finance, that the Senate Resolve in favor of the trustees iStt5? asaohu " 
of the Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts ought to pass. 
Placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow for a 
second reading. 

By Mr. Eddy of Webster, from the committee on Print- *$g££* m ' 
ing, on an order, a Resolve providing for printing an addi- 
tional number of copies of the report of the Railroad 
Commissioners. Read and referred, under the rule, to the 
Committee on Finance. 

Orders of the Day. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Military Affairs, leave to with- j£? r,of th * 
draw; 

On the petition of John McDevitt for the payment of a 
bounty for services in the United States navy during the 
late rebellion as a part of the quota of the Common- 
wealth ; 

On the petition of Barney McCabe of Lowell that a 
certain sum of money be paid to him out of the treasury 
of the Commonwealth as back bounty; and 

Of the same committee, no legislation necessary, on the 
report of the joint special committee of the General Court 
of 1888, on the subject of completing and perfecting the 
records of officers and enlisted men who served from 
Massachusetts in the army and navy during the war of the 
rebellion ; and 

Of the committee on Street Railways, leave to with- 
draw, on the petition of the East Side Street Railway 
Company of Brockton for authority to lay and maintain 
tracks on Main Street in said city ; 

Were severally accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

The report of the committee on Parishes and Religious 
Societies, leave to withdraw, on the petition of the trustees 
of the Ministerial Fund of the First Parish in Boxford for 
authority to make loans of said fund out of the Common- 
wealth, was accepted, in concurrence. 

Bills: 

To provide for the support of the criminal insane of the 
Commonwealth ; 



226 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

To amend section 48 of chapter 156 of the Public 
Statutes, relative to the places for holding probate courts 
in the county of Plymouth ; and 

To establish the salary of the clerk of the third dis- 
trict court of Bristol ; and 

Resolves : 

In favor of Charles D. Jenkins ; and 
In favor of William S. Shurtleff ; 
Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

The Bill to amend the charter of the trustees of the 
Episcopal Theological School was read a third time and 
was passed to be engrossed, in concurrence. 

The Bill to authorize the Revere Street Railway Com- 
pany to construct, maintain and operate part of its rail- 
way upon private property, was further considered, the 
question being on its engrossment. Mr. Woodward of 
Wakefield moved to amend by striking out sections 3 and 
4, and inserting in place thereof three new sections. 
Pending this amendment and pending the main question 
on the engrossment of the bill, it was, on motion of Mr. 
Mellen of Worcester, postponed for further consideration 
until to-morrow. 

The Bill to establish the salary of the auditor of ac- 
counts was read a second time and considered, and after 
debate was ordered to a third reading by a vote of 69 to 
28. Mr. Wyman of Hyde Park raised the point of order 
Point* of order, that a quorum was not present and voting, and asked for 
a count of the House. A count was had, and it appeared 
that 126 members were present. 

Mr. Wyman raised a further point of order, that, 
though a quorum was present, a quorum had not voted, 
and that, therefore, the bill was not ordered to a third 
reading. 

The Speaker ruled that, there being no rule of the 
House on the subject, he would rule in accordance with 
the previous practice of the House that the point was not 
well taken. 



At seventeen minutes past four o'clock, on motion of 
Mr. Howard of Lawrence, the House adjourned. 



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1889. 227 



Thursday, February 7, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

County Estimates. 

The estimates of the county of Essex for taxes the pres- conntyjrti- 
ent year, and the accounts of the county treasurer of £>unuof eounty 
said county, were received and referred to the committee treMure "- 
on County Estimates. 

Petitions Presented. 

The Speaker laid before the House a remonstrance of JJ^J/JSJi. 
Local Assembly 3123, Knights of Labor, against any nW £^£J u °^ 
amendment of the Constitution providing for biennial elec- e ■ a ure * 
tions and biennial sessions of the Legislature, which was 
referred to the joint special committee on Constitutional 
Amendments. 

By Mr. Kempton of New Bedford, petition of E. A. scallop.. 
Rich & Co. and others to make the taking of scal- 
lops in the waters of this State free to all citizens of the 
Commonwealth. Referred to the committee on Fisheries 
and Game. 

By Mr. Keane of Holyoke, petition of George Hender- ? 0UTW ^^ 
son and others ; and by Mr. Mellen of Worcester, peti- n paper m 
tion of Thomas J. Greene and others, — severally, for 
legislation for less hours of labor for tour-workers in paper 
pills. 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, petition of Thomas J. AUen labor - 
Greene and others for such legislation as will prohibit 
the employment of alien labor on public works, either 
State, county or municipal. 

Severally referred to the committee on Labor. 

By Mr. Coveney of Cambridge, petition of members of JJ^JJ^^. 
Post 57, G.A.R., of East Cambridge ; and by Mr. Stimp- or*. 
son of Swampscott, petition of members of Post 118, G. 
A. R. f of Swampscott, — severally, for amendment of chap- 



228 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

ter 438 of the Acts of -the year 1888, relating to the re- 
lief, in cases of necessity, of soldiers and sailors who 
served during the War of the Rebellion. 

Severally referred to the committee on Military Af- 
fairs. 

?f l MSrion B .? ard By Mr. Brooks of Hanover, petition of Robert Treat 
Paine for an act of incorporation for the Diocesan Board of 
Missions. Referred, under a suspension of the 12th Joint 
Rule, to the committee on Parishes and Religious Societies, 
and sent up for concurrence. 

Protection of By Mr- Keane of Holyoke, petition of D. F. Nelligan 
employee*. an( j others for legislation for the better protection of rail- 
road employees. Referred to the committee on Rail- 
roads. 

7e"en^7n' B y Mr - LctoH of Boston, petition of Thayer & Lin- 

the foreign car- coin and others that the provisions of section 10 of chap- 

** gtr * e ' ter 11 of the Public Statutes, relative to the taxation of 

vessels engaged in the foreign carrying trade, be renewed 

and extended. Referred to the committee on Taxation. 

■uffraS. By Mr. Mendall of Acushnet, petition of E. Florence 

Hathaway and others ; by Mr. Gilman of North Andover, 
petition of Susan M. Clark and others ; by Mr. Holbrook 
of Athol, petition of A. Harding and others; by 
Mr. Gardiner of Raynham, petition of Samuel G. Gil- 
more and others ; by Mr. Miller of Needham, petition of 
John F. J. Mayo and others ; by Mr. Mead of Natick, 
petition of Olive Augusta Cheney and others ; by Mr. 
Allen of Woburn, petition of Abbie W. Watson and 
others ; by Mr. Morison of Boston, petition of Mary C. 
Ames and others; by Mr. Hutchinson of Lexington* 
petition of Abram E. Brown and others ; by Mr. Sanger 
of Boston, petition of Margaret Granger and others ; by 
Mr. Littlefield of Peabody, petition of Mary J. Floyd 
and others ; and by Mr. Howard of Lawrence, petition of 
A. Josie Reynolds and others, — severally, for the enact- 
ment of a law enabling women to vote in all town and 
municipal elections and affairs, including the question of 
granting liquor licenses. 

Severally referred to the committee on Woman Suffrage. 
Severally sent v up for concurrence. 



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1889. 229 

By Mr. Gardiner of Raynham, petition of Otis Eaton Larceny of 
and others ; and by Mr. Alden of Middleborough, peti- P oultr y- 
tion of J. Frank Tribou and others, — severally, for in- 
crease of penalty for larceny of poultry. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 

Orders. 

The following order, offered by Mr. Qua of Lowell, 
was adopted, under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule, 
and sent up for concurrence in the suspension of the 
rule : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Probate and Insol- Right* of* 
vency consider the expediency of amending section 1 of SSjTSf hL 
chapter 147 of the Public Statutes so as to gi've further wlfe - 
protection to the estate of the husband in lands of the 
wife. 

The following orders, laid over from yesterday, were 
adopted and sent up for concurrence : — 

Ordered, That the joint committee on the Judiciary Foreign gas 
consider the expediency of such legislation as will pro- com P aniea - 
hibit corporations, organized under the laws of other 
States for the manufacture, sale and distribution of gas 
for illuminating or other purposes, from doing business in 
this Commonwealth without special Act of the Legislature. 

Ordered, That the committee on Taxation consider the Taxation and 
expediency of providing by law a system of taxation and cSmpanS*?*" 
control of gas companies that organize outside of this 
Commonwealth in like manner as the Insurance Commis- 
sioner has now upon insurance companies ; also, to tax all 
syndicates for the purchase of gas companies upon the 
capital which such syndicates represent. 

The following order, laid over from yesterday, was 
adopted : — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Limiting nnm- 
the expediency of amending section 1 of chapter 340 of ^l^^lt 
the Acts of the year 1888, being an act to limit the num- , 1 f q t SJjS? ttng 
ber of places licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquors. 

The following order, laid over from yesterday, was con- 
sidered : — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider Railroad earn, 
the expediency of enacting more definite law : ( 1 ) Defining ^div&mul 
expenses to be charged to construction account and what 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Earning! of 
leased railroads. 



Point of order. 



Bate of passen- 
ger fares on 
railroads. 



to operating expenses on the books of a railroad ; (2) To 
prevent the diverting of traffic or earnings of one railroad 
to the benefit of another; (3) Reciting the purposes for 
which the capital stock of a railroad may be increased ; 
(4) Regulating the payment of dividends, so that divi- 
dends shall be paid only from annual net earnings of the 
railroad whose stockholders receive the same. 

Mr. McDonough of Boston moved to amend by striking 
out the words " the Judiciary " in line 1 and inserting in 
place thereof the word " Railroads." The amendment 
was adopted, and the order, as amended, was adopted and 
sent up for concurrence. 

The following order, laid over from yesterday, was con- 
sidered : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Railroads consider the 
expediency of such legislation as will prevent the earn- 
ings of a leased trunk line from being used to pay the 
deficiencies of another leased line on the same system, 
and to provide for the scaling down of the tariff, both 
passenger and freight, on leased lines where the earnings 
are used to pay deficiencies on other leased lines. 

Mr. McDonough of Boston raised the point of order 
that the order was in violation of House Rule 47, inas- 
much as the proposed legislation affected the interests of 
corporations, and should come before the House in the 
form of a petition. 

The Speaker ruled that the point was well taken. The 
order was accordingly ruled out. 

The following order, laid over from yesterday, wag 
considered : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Railroads consider the 
expediency of legislation limiting the maximum rate of 
passenger fares upon all trunk or main lines of railroads, 
whether leased or otherwise, and operated solely by 
steam power, to one cent per mile upon all distances 
not exceeding 15 miles from the State House in Boston; 
one and one-half of a cent per mile for all distances over 
15 and not exceeding 25 miles from said State House, and 
two cents per mile on all other distances. And, further, 
to prevent discrimination or difference in price of tickets 
or fares covering the same distances on any such railroad. 

Mr. McDonough of Boston raised the point of order 
that the order was in violation of House Rule 47, inasmuch 



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1889. 231 

as it contemplated legislation affecting directly the legal PoUltofordcr - 
rights of corporations otherwise than as it affected gener- 
ally the interests of the whole people of the Common- 
wealth, and that the legislation contemplated should be 
based upon a petition. 

The Speaker stated that there is no inherent right in a 
railroad corporation with regard to the rate of fares to be 
charged ; that said rates may depend upon the Legislature 
of the State; that the order before the House, and any 
legislation based upon it, would not be in conflict with 
the legal rights of railroad corporations, and therefore 
overruled the point of order as not well taken. , 

The order was adopted and sent up for concurrence. 

Papers from the Senate. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Agri- oSSuSSoner. 
culture consider the expediency of establishing the office 
of a State Dairy Commissioner. 

Ordered^ In concurrence, that the committee on Agri- 5Sd££ d * hy 
culture consider the expediency of enacting a law which 
shall provide that oleomargarine, butterine, imitation but- 
ter, and like compounds manufactured or sold in imitation 
of dairy products, shall be colored some distinctive color, 
and such color as may be deemed expedient and proper. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Agri- IbUL 
culture consider the expediency of legislation prohibiting 
the use of all coloring or coloring matter in oleomargarine, 
butter and butterine. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Agri- Poultry, 
culture consider the expediency of enacting a law provid- 
ing for the removal of the head, entrails and feathers of 
dressed poultry exposed for sale. 

Ordered) In concurrence, that the committee on Banks Board of com- 
and Banking consider the expediency of increasing the savinga 6 BaDk«. 
number of members of the Board of Commissioners of 
Savings Banks. 

Ordered) In concurrence, that the committee on Banks Management of 
and Banking consider what further legislation is necessary •* ng8 •" ■• 
in regard to the management of savings banks and institu- 
tions for savings. 

Ordered) In concurrence, that the joint special com- ^^"^JJJJ 1 ^ 
mittee on Constitutional Amendments consider what intoxicating 

liquors. 



Industrial 
education. 



232 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

action is necessary for submitting to the people the con- 
stitutional amendment forbidding the manufacture and 
sale of intoxicating liquors to be used as a beverage. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Educa- 
tion consider the expediency of appointing the Board of 
Education as a special commission to inquire into the 
condition and methods of common school education as 
related to the practical industries of life, and what changes 
are demanded in the school system to meet the changing 
conditions of society ; also to inquire into the condition 
and work of all schools and institutions, which are tech- 
nical in whole or in part, as to the character and com- 
pleteness of the education therein obtained, and report to 
the General Court the result of its inquiry, and what addi- 
tional legislation may be required to meet the educational 
demands of the people for a true and thorough education. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Educa- 
tion consider the expediency of further legislation regard- 
ing free scholarships in the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Election 
Laws consider the expediency of legislation amending 
chapter 436 of the Acts of the year 1888 relative to the 
form of ballots. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Elec- 
tion Laws consider the expediency of legislation providing 
that the vote on the acceptance of the provisions of chap- 
ter 158 of the statutes of the year 1871, or of sections 74, 
75, 76 and 77 of the Public Statutes, relating to road 
commissioners in towns, and the vote on revoking such 
acceptance, shall be taken by ballot ; and of prescribing 
the time and manner of taking such votes. 

Re * tote * tiolu Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Klec- 

tion Laws consider the expediency of making such changes 
in the laws relating to the registration of voters in the 
city of Boston as will require that registration shall cease 
not later than the twenty eighth day preceding the day of 
any election, and that a complete list of voters shall be 
posted not less thata twenty-one days preceding the day of 
any election ; also for such changes in said laws as will 
require the registrars of voters, in examining complaints 
against persons whose names appear on the voting list, to 



Massachusetts 
Institute of 
Technology. 



Ballot*. 



Road commis- 
sioners in 
towns. 



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1889. 28» 

allow the complainant and the person complained against 
to appear before them by counsel, and present pertinent 
evidence ; also for the enactment of such laws as will 
enable and require the city registrar of Boston to report 
to the registrars of voters of Boston, every month, the 
names and residences of all qualified voters of Boston 
deceased within the Commonwealth during the preceding 
month. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Har- Boston, city of, 
bors and Public Lands consider the expediency of report- t^Sto emi 
ing such legislation as will permit the city of Boston to Borton - 
construct a bridge or tunnel to connect East Boston with 
the city proper. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Insur- Emergency 
ance consider the expediency of amending section 8 of ^companie*. 
chapter 1*3 of the Acts of the year 1885, in regard to an 
emergency fund. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the joint committee on Jurytriafcin 
the Judiciary consider the expediency of so amending sec- d!S MdVnpe-" 
tion 69 of chapter 167 of the Public Statutes as to allow a rtoroourt8 - 
longer time for claiming a jury trial in the supreme judi- 
cial court and superior courts. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the joint committee on DiYoree. 
the Judiciary consider the expediency of amending the 
laws relating to divorce so as to give the courts discretion- 
ary power to enter a decree absolute in certain cases. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Labor Employment or 
consider the expediency of amending chapter 348 ol the ° reD ' 
Acts of the year 1888, relating to the employment of 
children, so that a child at fourteen years of age or more, 
who can read at sight and can write legibly simple sen- 
tences in the English language, may be allowed to work 
for wages without being compelled to attend school twenty 
weeks since reaching the age of thirteen. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Labor Employment of 
consider the expediency of reducing the hours of labor minora. 1111 
for women and minors employed in manufacturing or 
mechanical establishments to fifty-six and a half hours 
weekly, and to so arrange the hours daily that the fifty- 
six and a half hours may be completed by not later than 
one o'clock on Saturday. 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Druggists and 
Apothecaries, 
licenses to. 



of militia. 



Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on the 
Liquor Law consider the expediency of amending chapter 
100 of the Public Statutes so far as it relates to the grant- 
ing of licenses of the sixth class to druggists and apothe- 
caries. 

Ordered^ In concurrence, that the committee on Mili- 
tary Affairs consider the expediency of such legislation as 
shall compensate all companies of the volunteer militia, 
and the officers thereof, which suffered from inadequate 
compensation for travelling expenses incurred in trans- 
portation of troops to attend the annual drill in October, 
1888. 

SfyiSolnd* the Ordered^ In concurrence, that the committee on Print- 
charies River ing consider the expediency of printing two thousand 
Boart'of tote extra copies of the report of the State Board of Health on 
Health on. ^ e 8ewera g e f ^ e Mystic and Charles River valleys. 

Ordered^ In concurrence, that the committee on Public 
Service consider the expediency of providing clerical 
assistance in the office of the treasurer of Essex County. 

width of tires. Ordered) In concurrence, that the committee on Roads 
and Bridges consider the expediency of limiting loads 
carried on highways and defining the width of tires used 
in transporting heavy loads thereon, and providing com- 
pensation to towns and other parties bound to repair high- 
ways for damages caused by excessive use thereof. 

The following order was laid over until to-morrow, at 
the request of Mr. McDonough of Boston : — 
saieofaicohoL Ordered) That the committee on the Liquor Law con- 
sider the expediency of legislation to further regulate the 
sale of alcohol. 

2 , 5ES?i u 5 The Petition of William Perkins and others, that the 
the Legislature, compensation of members of the Legislature shall be deter- 
mined by the laws in force at the time of their election 
(taken from the Senate files of last year), was referred in 
concurrence to the committee on Public Service. 



Clerical assist- 
ance to the 
treasurer of 
Essex County. 



Changes in com- 
mittees. 



Notice was received from the Senate that Hon. Robert 
Howard of Fall River, having been given the seat formerly 
occupied by Joseph O. Neill as Senator from the Second 
Bristol District, had been appointed chairman of the com- 
mittee on Labor and second on the committee on Educa- 
tion on the part of the Senate. 



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1889. 235 

The following petitions were referred, in concurrence : — 

Petition of J. P. Dann and others that the Oxford Agri- f u ^ 1 A8Ti ' 
cultural Society be allowed its proportion of the State society. 
bounty to agricultural societies, which was withheld be- 
cause of non-conformity to the details of the law. 

Petition of the State Board of Agriculture for legislation state Dairy 
which will protect both the producers and consumers of 0ommta " lon#r - 
honest butter, and for the appointment of a State dairy 
commissioner. 

Severally to the committee on Agriculture. 

Petition of the Board of Park Commissioners of the city Boeton.-park 
of Boston that buildings erected upon public parks in the «ximpt?rom 
city of Boston may be exempted from the operation and buUd f n « Uw> - 
provisions of the building laws of said city. To the com- 
mittee on Cities. 

Petition of the mayor of the city of Salem for the repeal Truant schooia. 
of the law requiring county commissioners to establish 
truant schools, when requested so to do by three or more 
towns, etc. To the committee on Education. 

Petition of D. B. Paine and others for the repeal of the weiifleet,-eei 
act to preserve the eel fishery in Herring River and its riDgSiw. er " 
tributaries in the town of Wellfleet. To the committee on 
Fisheries and Game. 

Petition of John C. Crosby for an amendment of the Bay state Bene- 
laws governing the Bay State. Beneficiary Association. fldary Boclety - 
To the committee on Insurance. 

Petitions of William Claflin and others ; and P. B. Smith ***g* n of 
and others, — severally, that provision be made so that 
registers of deeds may be appointed by the Governor, or 
otherwise, instead of being elected by the popular vote. 
Severally to the joint committee on the Judiciary. 

Petition of the Boston Pilots* Relief Society for an Boston niou» 
amendment of its charter so that it may hold real and Rel,ef 8oclety * 
personal estate to the amount of $200,000. 

Petition of the American Bell Telephone Company for American Ben 
authority to increase its capital. Company. 

Petition of E. B. Abbott and others for an extension of 5gJJjJJ tor 
the time granted them in which to organize the Boston investment 
Water Trust and Investment Company. Company. 

Petition of the Marlborough Schuyler Electric Light |f ad* * ^. 
Company for a change of name. t.^Sv^com. 

Severally to the committee on Mercantile Affairs. ^*&7- 



236 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Battle of Get. 
tysburg. 



David J. Lantz. 



Soldiers and 
sailors. 



Veteran Rights 
Union and 
Employment 
Bureau. 



Warren Street 
Chapel. 



Massachusetts 
Reformatory. 



Petition of A. P. Martin and others for an appropria- 
tion for the purpose of marking the spot on the battlefield 
of Gettysburg occupied by the 15th, 19th and 20th Mas* 
sachusetts Regiments. 

Petition of David J. Lantz for State aid. 

Petition of Michael H. Enwright for legislation which 
shall place to the credit of the State, and render eligible 
to all benefits and privileges conferred by the Common* 
wealth, persons who enlisted in the military and naval 
service of the State prior to the opening of the War of the 
Rebellion. 

Petition of Thomas S. Robinson and others, members 
of the Grand Army of the Republic, for an annual appro- 
priation of $3,000, to be expended under the supervision 
of the Veteran Rights Union and Employment Bureau, 

Severally to the committee on Military Affairs. 

Petition of the Warren Street Chapel for a change of 
name. To the committee on Parishes and Religious So* 
cieties. 

Petition of the water commissioners of the town of 
Concord that authority be given the Governor and Coun- 
cil to contract with them for a supply of water for the 
Massachusetts Reformatory. To the committee on 
Prisons. 

N^wKntfaSd 1 Petition of the New York and New England Railroad 
Railroad com- Company for authority to fund bonds and debts due on 

terminal lands in the city of Boston. 
SJnti^of ' Petition of J. W. Ay res for legislation requiring from 
-t 1?roadl dstreet fl * ieam an< * 8tree * railroads of this Commonwealth a state- 
" ro * "' ment, once in three months, of their gross and net earn- 
ings, as well as their financial condition, in such manner 
as the railroad commissioners shall direct. 
Severally to the committee on Railroads. 

Petition of L. B. Rice and another for legislation to 
secure the further taxation of chattels. 

Petition of F. J. Lake and others of Wellesley that the 
proportional part of the tax on certain shares of stock 
owned by H. H. Hunnewell and transferred by him to 
certain trustees, to which the said town is entitled, may 
be ascertained and paid to the town. 

Severally to the committee on Taxation. 

The House petition of W. J. Shields and others, for 
such a revision of the present lien law as will better pro- 



Taxation of 

chattels. 



Wellesley. 



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1889. 237 

tect the workmen in the collection of their wages, came 
down from the Senate, referred in non-concurrence to 
the joint committee on the Judiciary. The House con- 
curred, and the petition was returned to the Senate 
endorsed accordingly. 

Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Pratt of Abington, from the committee on the superior conru, 
Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to —conourren?*' 
the commencement of actions over which superior courts J orUdlct,cm - 
and inferior courts have concurrent jurisdiction. 

By Mr. Dewey of Boston, from the same committee, Gienwood 
leave to withdraw, on the petition of the Gienwood Cem- A^cutLn. 
etery Association for such legislation as will legalize the 
acts of said association for the years 1884, 1885, 1886, 
1887 and 1888. 

By Mr. Frost of Boston, from the committee on Cities, Annexation of 
leave to withdraw, on the petition of N. V. Titus and Q^SSy to 
others that that part of Quincy known as Squantum, Bo>ton - 
Moon Island*, Little Moon Island and New Squantum, 
may be annexed to and become a part of the city of Bos- 
ton, and a petition in aid of the same. 

By Mr. O'Neill of Boston, from the committee on separate bauot 
Election Laws, inexpedient to legislate, on an order rela- women°voting 
tive to providing separate ballot boxes for women voting JSiEj 001 °° m " 
for school committee. 

By Mr. Brooks of Springfield, from the committee on Dedham water 
Manufactures, leave to withdraw, on the petition of the Companjr ' 
Dedham Water Company for amendment of its charter 
authorizing it to furnish electric light and power, and also 
for a change of name. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 

By Mr. Ward well of Haverhill, from the committee on Licences for 
the Judiciary, on an order, a Bill to amend chapter 68 of ptddilrs. and 
the Public Statutes relating to licenses for hawkers and 
peddlers. 

By Mr. Wales of Attleborough, from the committee on Appropriation 
Finance, on an order relative to appropriation bills, a Bill i^ui commit- 
making an appropriation for compensation and expenses latu?e?f^88| i, " 
of the joint special committee appointed by the Legislature 
of 1888. 



238 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Boards of 
registrars. 



Dissolution of 
attachments. 



South Boston 
flats. 



Florence W. 
Adams. 



Bills enacted. 



By Mr. Slocuni of Newton, from the committee od 
Cities, on a petition, a Bill to enable certain cities to 
change their boards of registrars of voters. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Preble of Boston, from the committee on 
Probate and Insolvency, that the Bill (introduced on 
leave) relating to dissolution of attachments ought not to 
pass. Read and placed in the orders of the day for to- 
morrow, the question being on the rejection of the bill. 

By Mr. White of Taunton, from the committee on Har- 
bors and Public Lands, on the report of the Harbor and 
Land Commissioners, in part, a Bill to provide for the 
further improvement of the Commonwealth's flats at South 
Boston. 

By Mr. Haseltine of Lawrence, from the committee on 
Public Service, on a petition, a Resolve in favor of 
Florence W. Adams. 

Severally read and referred, under the rule, to the 
committee on Finance. 

BUU Enacted. 

Engrossed bills : 

Ceding to the United States jurisdiction over a part of 
Gallop's Island in Boston harbor ; 

Making appropriations for sundry charitable expenses ; 

To establish the salary of the clerk of the police court 
of Springfield ; 

Making appropriations for salaries and expenses at the 
State Prison, Massachusetts Reformatory, the Reformatory 
Prison for Women, and for expenses in connection there- 
with ; 

To authorize towns to celebrate the 250th anniversaries* 
of their incorporation ; 

Providing for the printing and distribution of additional 
copies of the Manual for the General Court ; 

To authorize the Northampton Street Railway Company 
to issue bonds and mortgage its property to secure the 
payment thereof; and 

To incorporate the New Bedford Real Estate Asso- 
ciation ; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; and 

In further addition to an Act relating to the Mystic 
River Corporation ; 

To authorize the Brockton Agricultural Society in 
Brockton to hold additional real and personal estate ; and 



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1889. 239 

To establish the salaries of the county commissioners 
of Hampden County ; 

(Which severally originated in the Senate) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent 
to the Senate. 

Orders of the Day. 

The report of the committee on the Judiciary, inexpe- ordewofthe 
dientto legislate, on an order relative to the appointment Day " 
of an assistant clerk for the municipal court of the 
Charlestown district of the city of Boston, was accepted. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Cities, leave to withdraw, on the 
petition of Lydia M. Warner for the establishment of a 
house of detention for women in the city of Boston, and 
sundry petitions in aid of the same ; and 

Of the committee on Public Service, inexpedient to 
legislate, on an order relative to increasing the salary of 
the justice of the second district court of Bristol, in Fall 
River ; 

Were severally accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

Bills : 

To authorize the Newton Street Railway Company to 
extend its tracks and to purchase the Waltham and New- 
ton Street Railway ; 

To authorize John L. and Henry K. Potter to drive 
Piles in Fort Point Channel in Boston harbor ; and 

To change the name of the South Abington Baptist 
Church ; and the 

Resolve in favor of the trustees of the Soldiers' Home 
in Massachusetts ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

Bills : 

To further provide for the support of the criminal in- 
sane of the Commonwealth (its title haviug been changed 
by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading) ; and 

To amend section 48 of chapter 156 of the Public Stat- 
utes, relative to the times and places for holding probate 
courts in the county of Plymouth (its title having been 
changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading) ; 
and the 

Resolve in favor of Charles D. Jenkins ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be engrossed 
and sent up for concurrence. 



240 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

The BUI- to authorize the Revere Street Railway Com- 
pany to construct, maintain and operate part of its rail*- 
way upon private property was considered. The pending 
amendment, moved by Mr. Woodward of Wake6eld, was 
adopted, and the bill was passed to be engrossed, in con- 
currence, as amended, and sent up for concurrence in the 
amendment. 

The Bill to establish the salary of the clerk of the third 
district court of Bristol ; and the 

Resolve in favor of William S. Shurtleff; 

Were severally read a third time, and were passed to 
be engrossed, in concurrence. 

The Bill to establish the salary of the auditor of ac- 
counts was read a third time and considered. After 
debate on the question on the engrossment of the bill, the 
yeas and nays were ordered, at the request of Mr. Sohier 
of Beverly, and the roll being called, the bill was passed 
to be engrossed and sent up for concurrence by a vote of 
87 yeas to 70 nays, as follows : — 

Yeas. 

Messrs. Adams, Warren W. Messrs. Burke, James J. 

Alden, Jared F. Cannell, Joseph H. 

Allen, Montressor T. Church, Moses D. 

Allen, Richard B. Connell, Thomas H. 

At wood, Harrison H. Crane, Robert B. 

Ayres, George Cutler, Nahum S. 

Babbitt, Rollin H. Cutting, George W. 

Bancroft, Lewis M. Dallinger, Frank W. 

Barker, Thomas £. Davis, Joshua H. 

Barnes, Franklin O. Dearing, T. Haven 

Barry, Richard M. Ferren, Myron J. 

Beck, Walter P. Foote, Charles N. 

Bennett, Charles H. Gardiner, Charles B. 

Bennett, John O. Giddings, Theodore 

Bicknell, Thomas W. Gillespie, John F. 

Bigelow, Alden M. Gilman, Gorham D. 

Bixby, Charles C. Glasgow, Edward B. 

Blodgett, Percival Gould, John B. 

Bond, Nelson F. Grant, Charles, Jr. 

Bowman, Robert H. Harrington, Z. Taylor 

Brewer, Edward W. Haseltine, Phineas W. 

Brewster, Charles K. Henry, Robert 

Brooks, Horace S. Heslan, John E. 

Brooks, William H. Howard, John F. 

Brown, Orland J. Howe, Herbert W. 



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1889. 



S41 



Howland, Willard 
Kimball, John W. 
Lally, James, Jr. 
Leach, William W. 
Lincoln, James D. 
Lovell, Clarence P. 
Marchant, Cornelius B. 
McDonough, John J. 
McEttrick, Michael J. 
McLaughlin, Daniel 
Moore, Michael J. 
Norcross, J. Henry 
Oakman, Henry P. 
Paige; Frank E. 
Pike, Baxter P. 
Porter, Charles F. 
Potter, Lurin J. 
Prevaux, John J. 
Putnam, Charles C. 



Messrs. Qua, Francis W. 
Quinn, Dennis J. 
Richmond, Albert E. 
Riley, Thomas 
Ripley, John B. 
Rowell, William R. 
Russell, Stillman 
Slocum, Winfield S. 
Smalley, Anthony 
Spring, Charles E. 
Stearns, George C. 
Sullivan, Edward 
Sullivan, John H. 
Swallow, George N. 
Tripp, Pelatiah R. 
Wales, Abijah T. 
White, William L., Jr. 
Worth, Ira A. 



Nats. 



Messrs. Atherton, Ralph L. 
Bliss, George 
Blume, Andreas 
Brooks, A. Olin 
Brown, Edward F. 
Cheney, Joseph P., Jr. 
Clayton, Horace E. 
Conant, Nelson B. 
Conwell, David 
Cook, Louis A. 
Coveney, John W. 
Crowley, John H. 
Curtis, Francis C. 
Dewey, Henry S. 
Dodge, Simeon, Jr. 
Dubuque, Hugo A. 
Eldridge, Albert R. 
Gilman, Thomas E. 
Gordon, William, Jr. 
Gray, Robert S. 
Greenwood, Abner 
Hamilton, Henry D. 
Hanson, Charles H. 
Harvey, James W. 
Hayes, Elihu B. 
Hixon, William S. 
Holder, Langdon H. 
Holman, Frank E. 



Messrs. Howes, Charles 

Johnson, Henry H. 
Kempton, David B. 
Kennedy, Patrick J. 
Kimball, Rufus 
Lane, Hiram B. 
Lattimore, Andrew B. 
Macfarlane, John 
Martin, James P. 
McCall, Samuel W. 
McCooey, Thomas 
McDonald, Peter J. 
McDonough, John H. 
Mead, Albert 
Merrill, John F. 
Milton, Henry S. 
Monahan, William H. 
Morse, I. Porter 
Murphy, William H. 
Newhall, Albert H. 
Nolan, Joseph 
O'Mealey, John W. 
O'Neil, John W. 
Packard, John B. 
Patridge, Joseph A. 
Perkins, George A. 
Purrington, Ellis B, 
Reed, George A. 



242 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

Messrs.Shaw, Edward P. Messrs.Taft, Edgar S. 

Shepard, Charles H. Thayer, Rufus A. 

Shepard, George A. Wardwell, J. Otis 

Smith, Henry O. Wilcox, Charles M. 

Snow, Thomas Witt, Charles T. 

Stafford, John H. Wood, Samuel 

Stimpson, Daniel P. Wyman, Ferdinand A. 

Yeas, 87 ; Nats, 70. 

On this question Messrs. Mellen of Worcester, Hildreth 
of Holyoke, Sohier of Beverly, Woodward of Wakefield, 
Fottler of Boston, Sanger of Cambridge, Turner of 
Maiden, Leary of Boston and Albree of Boston, -who, it 
-was announced, would have voted in the affirmative, were 
paired respectively with Messrs. Richards of Lynn, Ray- 
mond of Somerville, Littlefield of Peabody, Preble of 
Boston, Douglas of Greenwich, Sprout of Worcester, 
Eddy of Webster, McEnaney of Boston, and Pratt of 
Abington. 

On motion of Mr. Kennedy of Boston, at five minutes 
before four o'clock the House adjourned. 



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1889. 243 



Friday, February 8, 1889. 

Met according to adjournment. 

Prayer was offered by Rev. William H. Brooks of 
Hanover, a member of the Souse. 

Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Conwell of Provincetown, petition of Willie F. ghootingwiid 
Eldridge and others ; by Mr. Eldridge of Bourne, petition 
of Isaiah T. Jones and others ; by Mr. McCall of Win- 
chester, petition of R. B. Carr and others ; and by Mr. 
Purrington of Mattapoisett, petition of M. C. Moroney 
and others, — severally, for the privilege, between high 
and low water mark, of shooting wild fowl. 

By Mr. Eldridge of Bourne, remonstrances of F. J. C. n>w. 
Swift and others against any legislation for the privilege, 
between high and low water mark, of shooting wild fowl. 

Severally referred to the committee on Fisheries and 
Game. 

By Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, petitions of Alexander Fines for 
Campbell and 70 others, of Thomas J. Graham and J^^^ 
others, and of John Conway and others: and by Mr. 
Mellen of Worcester, petition of Thomas J. Greene and 
others, — severally, for the abolition of the fines system in 
textile industries for imperfections in weaving. 

By Mr. Hildreth of Holyoke, remonstrances of Ger- iwd. 
mania Mills of Holyoke and others, Beebe, Webber & 
Co., and Farr Alapaca Co. ; by Mr. Rugg of New Bed- 
ford, remonstrances of Oneko Mills Corporation and 
Potomska Mills Corporation; and by Mr. Wykcoff of 
Franklin, remonstrance of James P. Ray and others, — 
severally, against any legislation to abolish the fines sys- 
tem in textile industries for imperfect weaving. 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, petition of Peter Gorman EigM hours 
and others ; and by Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, petitions a day,§ work# 
of Charles J. Barton and 100 others, and Thomas Woods 
and others, — severally, for eight hours to constitute a 
day's work for State, city, county and town employees. 

Severally referred to the committee on Labor. 



244 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Cider. 



Woman 
■off rage. 



Transfer of 
■toek in corpo- 
rations. 



By Mr, Miller of Need bam, petition of A. A. Lovell 
and others ; by Mr. Gilman of North Andover, petition 
of William Ward, Jr., and others; by Mr. Conant of 
Littleton, petition of J. P. Bent and others ; by Mr. 
Slocum of Newton, petition of William Rutledge and 
others ; by Mr. Littlefield of Peabody, petition of B. H. 
Taylor and others ; by Mr. Spring of Holliston, petition 
of Lewis Barrowes and others ; by Mr. Mead of Natick, 
petition of Asaph Mansfield and others ; by Mr. Russell 
of Douglas, petition of D. A. Keith and others ; by Mr. 
Thayer of Randolph, petition of George F. Howard and 
others ; by Mr. Brooks of Ashby, petition of F. F. War- 
ren and others ; by Mr. Hutchinson of Lexington, peti- 
tion of Nathan Simonds and others ; by Mr. Wyckoff of 
Franklin, petition of W. H. Washburn and others ; by 
Mr. Dodge of Wenham, petition of S. G. Brackett and 
others ; by Mr. Pike of Topsfield, petition of Hosea B. 
Nash and others ; by Mr. Carter of Lowell, petition of 
Henry Durea and others ; by Mr. Atherton of Saugus, 
petition of H. N. Osborne, Jr., and others; by Mr. 
Howes of Ashfield, petition of R. J. Donelson and others ; 
by Mr. Paige of Amherst, petition of W. C. Owen and 
others; by Mr. Holman of Clinton, petition of W. C. 
Divoll and others; and by Mr. Stafford of Lawrence, 
petition of Calvin Rea and others, — severally, for 
legislation providing that cider shall not be subject to the 
provisions of the laws relating to intoxicating liquors. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Liquor Law. 

By Mr. Barnes of Chelsea, petition of M. E. Loud and 
others; and by Mr. Gracey of Salem, petition of the 
Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Massachusetts, — 
severally, for the enactment of a law enabling women' to 
vote in all town and municipal elections and affairs, includ- 
ing the question of granting licenses. 

Severally referred to the committee on Woman Suf- 
frage. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Cannell of Everett, remonstrance of the Globe 
National Bank and 50 other national and savings banks 
against any change in the law relating to the transfer of 
stock in corporations. Referred to the committee on the 
Judiciary. 



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1889. 245 



Order. 

On motion of Mr. Lincoln of Wrentham, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Mercantile Affairs be committee on 
authorized to visit such places within the limits of the AffS?? Ule 
Commonwealth as, in their judgment, the proper dis- 
charge of their duties may require. 

Sent up for concurrence. 



Papers from the Senate. 

The following order was laid over until Monday, at the 
request of Mr. Pinkerton of Worcester : — 

Ordered* That a joint special committee, to consist of soucitor-gen. 
three members on the part of the Senate and such as the 
House may join, be instructed to consider the expediency 
of providing for the appointment by the Governor of a 
solicitor-general and assistant solicitors-general ; said com- 
mittee to investigate the manner in which the several 
district attorneys perform their official duties, to be au- 
thorized to employ a stenographer, and to send for persons 
and papers. 

The following order, laid over from yesterday, was 
considered : — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law consider sale of alcohol. 
the expediency of legislation to further regulate the sale 
of alcohol. 

Mr. McDonough of Boston raised the point of order Point of order, 
that the order was in violation of House Rule No. 38. 
The Speaker declared the point well taken, and the order 
was ruled out and notice was sent to the Senate. 

A report of the committee on Military Affairs, no legis- state Pension 
lation necessary, on the annual report of the State Pen- fen ' 
sion Agent, accepted by the Senate, was read and placed 
in the orders of the day for Monday. 

Notice was received from the Senate of the rejection by Record! of 
that branch of the House order relative to instructing the vSuS^*!** 
committee on Military Affairs to consider the expediency 
of such legislation as will correct, as far as may be, the 
wrongs caused by the inaccuracies contained in the book 
published under the authority of a resolve of the Legisla- 
ture passed in the year 1886, and entitled "Records of 
the Massachusetts Volunteers." 



246 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Boston Oity 
Hotpital. 



A petition of the mayor of Boston for authority to take 
land by right of eminent domain for the purpose of extend- 
ing the limits of its city hospital came down for concur- 
rence in the suspension of the 12th Joint Rule. The 
House concurred , and the petition was returned to the 
Senate endorsed accordingly. 



Taken from the Table. 

Gm inspector. On motion of Mr. Brooks of Springfield, the annual 
report of the Gas Inspector was taken from the table and 
was referred to the committee on Manufactures and sent 
up for concurrence. 



Frank B. 
Sanborn. 



Criminal pro- 
cedure. 



Attorneyg-at- 
law. 



LemiraO. 
Pennell. 



Home rule*. 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Wales of Attleborough, from the committee on 
Finance, asking to be discharged from the further con- 
sideration of the petition of Frank B. Sanborn for com- 
pensation for services rendered the Commonwealth, and 
recommending its reference to the committee on Public 
Charitable Institutions. Read and accepted, and sent up 
for concurrence in the reference. 

By Mr. McCall of Winchester, from the committee on 
the Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, on an order rel- 
ative to amending the laws relating to criminal procedure. 

By Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, from the same com- 
mittee, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to 
petitioners for admission to the bar as attorneys-at-law. 

By Mr. Thayer of Randolph, from the committee on 
Public Charitable Institutions, leave to withdraw, on the 
petition of Lemira C. Pennell for an investigation of the 
acts of certain State officials. 

By Mr. Sohier of Beverly, from the committee on Rules 
on the part of the House, who were instructed to prepare 
rules for the government of the House, that the rules of 
the House of Representatives for 1888 be adopted for the 
government of the House, with an amendment to House 
Rule 66 by adding at the end thereof the words " If upon 
the taking of such a vote the presence of a quorum is 
doubted a count of the House shall be had, and if a quorum 
is present the vote shall stand ;" and also with the addi- 
tion of a new rule, to be numbered Rule 101, as follows : 



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1889. 247 

" Rule 101. Debate on all motions for the suspension 
of any of the joint rules and House rules shall be limited 
to fifteen minutes, and no member shall occupy more than 
three minutes." 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
Monday. 

By Mr. Sohier of Beverly, from the committee on Pub- SS^JJ^JJ 
lie Service, on a petition, a Bill to provide for extra cleri- j}£ t JJ2°2j lrt 
cal assistance for the clerk of the second district court of of Bristol 
the county of Bristol. Read and ordered to a second 0ojmlfm 
reading. 

Bill Enacted. 
An engrossed Bill, making appropriations for defi- BiuenMied. 
ciencies in appropriations for certain expenses authorized 
in the year 1888 (which originated in the House), was 
passed, signed and sent to the Senate. 

Orders of the Day. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on the Judiciary, inexpedient to legis- oniei»oi tke 
late, on an order relative to the commencement of actions 7 ° 
over which superior courts and an inferior court have 
concurrent jurisdiction ; and 

Of the same committee, leave to withdraw, on the 
petition of the Glenwood Cemetery Association for such 
legislation as will legalize the acts of said association for 
the years 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887 and 1888; 

Were severally accepted. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Cities, leave to withdraw, on the 
petition of N. V. Titus and others that that part of Quincy 
known as Squantum, Moon Island, Little Moon Island 
and New Squantum may be annexed to the city of Bos- 
ton, and a petition in aid of the same ; 

Of the committee on Election Laws, inexpedient to 
legislate, on an order relative to providing separate ballot- 
boxes for women voting for school committee ; and 

Of the committee on Manufactures, leave to withdraw, 
on the petition of the Dedham Water Company for 
amendment of its charter authorizing it to furnish electric 
light and power, and also for a change of name ; 

Were severally accepted and sent up for concurrence. 



246 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

Bills : 

To enable certain cities to change their boards of regis- 
trars of voters ; and 

To amend chapter 68 of the Public Statutes relating to 
licenses for hawkers and peddlers ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

The Bill to authorize the Newton Street Failway Com- 
pany to extend its tracks and to purchase the Waltham 
and Newton Street Railway Company was read a third 
time, passed to be engrossed and sent up for concurrence. 

Bills : 

To authorize John L. and Henry K. Potter to drive 
piles in l ort Point Channel in Boston harbor ; and 

To change the name of the South Abington Baptist 
Church ; and the 

Resolve in favor of the Trustees of the Soldiers' Home 
in Massachusetts ; 

Were severally read a third time and were passed to 
be engrossed, in concurrence. 

The Bill (introduced on leave) relating to dissolution 
of attachments was rejected, as recommended by the com- 
mittee on Probate and Insolvency. 

The Bill making an appropriation for compensation and 
expenses of the joint special committee appointed by the 
Legislature of 1888 was read a second time and ordered 
to a third reading. On motion of Mr. Lovell of Boston, 
the rules were suspended, and the bill was read a third 
time, and was passed to be engrossed and sent up for con- 
currence. Rule 15 was also suspended, on further motion 
of the same gentleman. 



On motion of Mr. Frost of Boston, at twenty-seven 
minutes past one o'clock the House adjourned. 



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1889. U9 



Monday, February 11, 1889. 

Met according to adjournment, Mr. Wardwell of Hav- 
erhill in the chair. 

Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Petitions Presented. 
By Mr. Riley of Adams, petition of Willis W. Burnett oleomargarine. 
and others ; by Mr. Potter of Longuieadow, petition of 
F. W. Lathrop and others ; by Mr. Curtis of Marl- 
borough, petition of Frank M. Bowker and others ; by 
Mr. Wood of Northborough, petition of H. A. Wheeler 
and others ; by Mr. Bliss of Warren, petition of C. D. 
Sage and others ; by Mr. Bottum of Northampton, peti- 
tion of A. W. Lyman and others; by Mr. Newhall of 
Sterling, petition of John P. Brittle and others ; by Mr. 
Holbrook of Athol, petition of J. W. Hazel and others ; 
and by Mr. Stover of Haverhill, petition of B. G. Perry 
and others, — severally, for legislation to prohibit the 
manufacture and sale of oleomargarine, butterine, or 
other imitations of butter. 

By Mr. Blodgett of Templeton, petition of Templeton Dairy product*. 
Grange, No*. 122, Patrons of Husbandry ; by Mr. Pierce of 
Hadley, petition of Connecticut Valley Union Grange, 
Patrons of Husbandry ; by Mr. Howe of Hubbardston ; 
petition of Holden Grange, No. 78, Patrons of Husbandry ; 
by Mr. Smith of Leicester, petition of Spencer Grange, 
No. 79, Patrons of Husbandry ; by Mr. Foote of Lee, 
petition of Lee Grange, No. 88, Patrons of Husbandry ; 
and by Mr. Brown of North Adams, petition of Berkshire 
County Grange, Patrons of Husbandry, — severally, for 
legislation to prevent deception in the manufacture and 
sale of dairy products. 

Severally referred to the committee on Agriculture. 

By Mr. Purrington of Mattapoisett, remonstrance of oui-neta. 
Lillburn Hiller and others of Mattapoisett, against the re- 
peal of chapter 197 of the Acts of the year 1887, concern- 
ing the use of gill-nets within one-half mile of the shores 
of said town. Referred to the committee on Fisheries 
and Game. 



250 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



South Beach in 
Edgartown. 



Abolishing fines 
for imperfect 
weaving. 



Pauper aid for 
indigent sol- 
diers and 
sailors. 



J. M. Y. Yer- 
rington, 
Walter Rogers 
and James P. 
Bacon, official 
stenographers. 
W. K. Armi- 
atead, official 
stenographer. 



Appeal from 
assessors of 
taxes to 
superior court. 



Taxation of 
land. 



By Mr. Marchant of Edgartown, petition of David 
Fisher and others for an amendment of section 1, chapter 
75, of the Acts of the year 1881, relating to the ditching of 
South Beach in Edgartown. Referred to the committee 
on Fisheries and Game, under a suspension of the 12th 
Joint Rule. 

By Mr. Bliss of Warren, remonstrances of the Warren 
Cotton Mills of West Warren, and of Sayles Jenks ; by 
Mr. Conant of Littleton, remonstrance of the Assabet 
Manufacturing Company ; by Mr. Hale of Taunton, re- 
monstrance of the Oakland Mills ; by Mr. Eddy of Web- 
ster, remonstrance of the Slater Woolen Company ; by 
Mr. Glasgow of Worcester, remonstrance of the L. D. 
Thayer Manufacturing Company ; and by Mr. Blume of 
Boston, remonstrances of the Pemberton Company and 
the Roxbury Carpet Company, — severally, against any 
legislation abolishing fines for imperfect weaving. 

Severally referred to the committee on Labor. 

By Mr. Lally of Milford, petition of members of Post 
22, G. A. R. ; by Mr. Tompkins of New Bedford, peti- 
tion of Post 1, G. A. R., of New Bedford ; by Mr. Little- 
field of Peabody, petition of Post 50, G. A. R., of Pea- 
body, — severally, for the repealing of laws in relation to 
pauper aid for indigent soldiers and sailors. 

Severally referred to the committee on Military Affairs. 

By Mr. McCall of Winchester, petition of J. M. Y. 
Yerrington, Walter Rogers and James P. Bacon, offi- 
cial stenographers, for an increase of compensation. 

By the same gentleman, petition of W. K Armistead, 
official stenographer, for an increase of compensation. 

Severally referred to the committee on Public Service, 
under a suspension of the 1 2th Joint Rule in each case. 

By Mr. Kittredge of Boston, petitions of Samuel C. 
Cobb and others ; and of J. A. Beebe and 166 others, — 
severally, for legislation allowing an appeal from assess- 
ors of taxes to the superior court- 
By Mr. Coveney of Cambridge, petition of Daniel J. 
Hayes and others ; by Mr. Gilman of Newton, petition of 
Adam Beck and others : by Mr. Slocum of Newton, peti- 
tion of George N. Smith and others ; and by Mr. 
McEttrick of Boston, petition of Frank K. Foster and 
others, — severally, for the exemption from tax of all 
products of labor, personal property and improvements 



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1889. 251 

upon land, and providing for the collection of all public 
revenue from the value created by society by a single 
tax upon rental or site value of land. 

Severally referred to the committee on Taxation. 

By Mr. Dodge of Wenham, remonstrance of John wenham,- 
Gentlee and 180 voters and taxpayers of Wenham, against Beverly FarnM - 
the division of that town and the incorporation of the 
town of Beverly Farms, as petitioned for by George H. 
Wyatt and others. Referred to the committee on Towns.. 

By Mr. Allen of Woburn, petition of Susan T. Con- Municipal 
verse and others for the enactment of a law enabling w<SeS! for 
women to vote in all town and municipal elections and 
affairs, including the question of granting liquor licenses. 
Referred to the committee on Woman Suffrage. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Perry of Rehoboth, petition of Francis A. Bliss Larceny of 
and others for legislation to increase the penalty for the p<mltr7, 
larceny of poultry. 

By Mr. Cutler of Greenfield, remonstrance of Joseph Practice of 
Beals and others ; and by Mr. McEttrick of Boston, medlcme - 
remonstrance of William D. Crockett and others, — sev- 
erally, against any change in the laws relative to the 
practice of medicine. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 

By Mr. McCoOey of Blackstone, petition of Mary J. Age of consent. 
Lee and others of Boston ; by Mr. Riley of Adams, peti- 
tion of Mrs. H. Elizabeth Smith and others ; by Mr. 
Sherman of Plymouth, petition of Mrs. W. H. Gardner 
and others ; by Mr. Crowell of Dennis, petition of Annie 
F. Bray and others ; by Mr. Davis of Somerville, petition 
of Mrs. E. H. Gilcrease and others ; and by Mr. Giddings 
of Great Barrington, petition of Emily A. Alvord and 
others, — severally, for such amendment to chapter 391 of 
the Acts of the year 1888 as will raise the age of consent 
from fourteen to eighteen years. 

Severally placed on file. 

Orders. 

The following order, offered by Mr. White of Taunton, 
was laid over at the request of Mr. Mellen of Worces- 
ter : — 

Ordered, That, in consideration of the recommenda- Highways. 
tion of the Governor, and the petitions presented to the 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Free beds in 
hoapUala for 
employees of 
manufacturing 
corporations. 



Legislature, in relation to the highways of the State, the 
Secretary of the Commonwealth be directed to collect 
statistics for the use of the committee on Roads and 
Bridges, and for general information ; the object of the 
statistics being the solution of the following questions n 
(1) What is the number of miles of highway within 
the limits of your city or town? (2) What has been 
the average amount expended on roads during the last 
three years? (3) What is the number of superintend* 
ents and surveyors employed on the highways? (4) 
What is the quality of materials used in the construct- 
ing and repairs of roads? (5) What number and what 
kind of bridges are supported? (6) Are the road taxes 
paid in money or in labor? 

The following order, offered by Mr. Dubuque of Fall 
River, was adopted under a suspension of the 12th Joint 
Rule, and sent up for concurrence in the suspension of 
the rule : — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary con- 
sider the expediency of such legislation as will provide 
that manufacturing corporations may be authorized to 
subscribe for free beds in hospitals lor the use of their 
workmen who are injured while in their employ. 



Papers from the Senate. 



Sfband'in 116 ^he House order, relative to giving further protection 

undflof hia to the estate of the husband in lands of the wife, came 

down, concurred in the suspension of the 12th Joint Rule. 



Taxation and 
control of 
gat companies. 



The following order, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Taxation consider the 
expediency of providing by law a system of taxation and 
control of gas companies that organize outside of this 
Commonwealth in like manner as the Insurance Commis- 
sioner has now upon insurance companies ; also to tax all 
syndicates for the purchase of gas companies upon the 
capital which such syndicates represent, — 

Adopted by the House and sent up for concurrence, 
came down concurred, with an amendment inserting after 
the word " like " in line 4 the words " or similar." The 
House concurred in the amendment, and the order was 
returned to the Senate indorsed accordingly. 



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1889. 253 

The following order, laid over from Friday, was con- 
sidered : — 

Ordered, That a joint special committee, to consist of Jjjjjjjf- 
three members on the part of the Senate and such as the 
House may join, be instructed to consider the expediency 
of providing for the appointment by the Governor of 
a solicitor-general and assistant solicitors-general ; said 
-committee to investigate the manner in which the several 
district attorneys perform their official duties, to be au- 
thorized to employ a stenographer, and to send for persons 
and papers. 

Mr. Pinkerton of Worcester* moved to amend by strik- 
ing out the words "a joint special committee, to consist 
of three members on the part of the Senate and such as 
the House may join," and inserting in place thereof the 
words fc *the joint committee on the Judiciary, " The 
amendment was adopted, and the order as amended was 
then rejected, and notice was sent to the Senate. 

A report of the joint committee on the Judiciary, no inspection of 
legislation necessary, on so much of the Governor's ad- lumber * 
-dress as relates to the laws for the survey and inspection 
of lumber, accepted by the Senate, was read and placed in 
■the orders of the day for to-morrow. 

A Bill to further amend an Act to supply the town of J^kJ^jL 
Marblehead with water (reported on a petition), passed to 
be engrossed by the Senate, was read and ordered to a 
second reading. 

The following petitions were referred, in concurrence : — MaaaachuBetu 
Petitions of the State Board of Agriculture and O. B. Efperiment 
Hadwen and others, — severally, that an appropriation be 2&ii°phyriT epe " 
made to enable the Massachusetts Agricultural Experi- ology - 
ment Station to erect a suitable building and apparatus 
for a department of vegetable physiology. 

Petitions of the Williamstown Grange, Savoy Grange, imitation dairy 
No. 9U, Patrons of Husbandry ; Hampden Grange, No. prodnct8 - 
165, Patrons of Husbandry ; G. T. Bullard and others ; 
Montague Grange, No. 141, Patrons of Husbandry; 
Joseph S. Wells and others ; G. H. Marsh and others ; 
J, W. Hinkley and others ; Northampton Grange, No. 
138, Patrons of Husbandry ; citizens of Dudley and 
others; and Joseph Gibbs and others, — severally, for 
legislation to prevent deception in the manufacture and 
.sale of imitation dairy products. 



254 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Dairy commis- 
sioner*. 



Imitation 
butter. 



Fines for 
imperfect 
weaving. 



Medford. 



A petition of H. A. Barton and others for the appoint- 
ment of one or more dairy commissioners. 

Petitions of P. Parsons and others ; C. F. Briggs and 
others; J. M. Waterman and others; O. A. Archer and 
others ; F. H. Daniels and others ; and Edward A. Evans 
and others, — severally, fpr legislation to prohibit the 
manufacture and sale of oleomargarine, butterine and like 
compounds in imitation of butter. 

Severally to the committee on Agriculture. 

Remonstrances of Albert Curtis, treasurer of the Cur- 
tis Manufacturing Company ; the Wicks Manufacturing 
Company of Worcester; C. H. Hutchins & Co. of 
Worcester; L. Pomeroy's Sons, Wilson & Horton, Bel 
Air Manufacturing Company, S. N. & C. Russell Manufac- 
turing Company, severally, of Pittsfield ; Williamstown 
Manufacturing Company of Williamstown, Linwood Mills 
of North Adams ; and Joseph Healy, treasurer of the 
Osborn Mills, — severally, against legislation tending to- 
abolish fines for imperfect weaving. 

Severally to the committee on Labor. 

Remonstrance of James A. Hervey and 158 others of 
Medford, against the division of said town. To the com- 
mittee on Towns. 



Trial liat in the 
Superior Civil 
Court, Suffolk 
County. 



Evidence In 

caaesof 

abortion. 



Massachusetts 

Agricultural 

College. 



Florence W. 
Adams. 



Water supply of 
Worcester. 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Dewey of Boston, from the committee on tho 
Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to- 
the make-up of the trial list of cases in the Superior 
Court (civil business), Suffolk County. Read and placed 
in the orders of the day Tor to-morrow. 

By Mr. Pinkerton of Worcester, from the committee 
on the Judiciary, on an order, a Bill relating to the admis- 
sion of dying declarations as evidence in certain cases. 

By Mr. Wales of Attleborough, from the committee on 
Finance, that the Resolve in favor of the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College ought to pass in a new draft with the 
same title. 

By Mr. Lovell of Boston, from the same committee, 
that the Resolve in favor of Florence W. Adams ought to 
pass in a new draft with the same title. 

By Mr. Cheney of Worcester, from the committee on 
Cities, on a petition, a Bill in addition to the Acts to sup- 
ply the city of Worcester with pure water. 



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1889. 255 

By Mr. Allen of Woburn, from the committee on Rail- JjSSt aSi. 
roads, on a petition, a Bill to authorize the Boston and «>ad company. 
Albany Railroad Company to increase its capital stock. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Reed of Framingham, from the committee on Elisabeth Scott. 
Military Affairs, on a petition, a Resolve in favor of Eliz- 
abeth Scott. 

By Mr. Harvey of Boston, from the same committee, wuiiam 
on a petition, a Resolve in favor of William Jackson. J*****- 

By Mr. Martin of Lynn, from the same committee, on admbua. 
a petition, a Resolve in favor of Augusta A. Perkins. 

Severally read and referred, under the rule, to the com- 
mittee on Finance. 

Motion to Reconsider. 

Mr. Atwood of Boston moved to reconsider the vote Dedham water 
whereby the House, on Friday last, accepted the report Company - 
of the committee on Manufactures, leave to withdraw, on 
the petition of the Dedham Water Company for amend- 
ment of its charter authorizing it to furnish electric light 
and power, and also for a change of name. The motion 
was lost by a vote of 28 to 87. 

Bills enacted and a Resolve Passed. 

Engrossed bills : — 

Making an appropriation for investigations into the best Bins enacted. 
methods of protecting the purity of inland waters ; 

Relative to printing additional copies of the reports of 
the Insurance Commissioner ; 

Making appropriations for incidental, contingent and 
miscellaneous expenses of the various departments and 
commissions of the Commonwealth ; 

To incorporate the Yorick Club of Lowell ; 

To amend the charter of the trustees of the Episcopal 
Theological School ; 

To establish the salary of the sheriff of the county of 
Hampden ; 

To establish the salary of the first assistant clerk of 
the Municipal Court of the city of Boston for civil busi- 
ness; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; and 

To establish the salary of the clerk of the Third Dis- 
trict Court of Bristol ; 



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To amend the charter of the Magnolia Improvement 
Company ; 

(Which severally originated in the Senate) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent 
to the Senate. 
Revive passed. ^ n engrossed Resolve, in favor of William S. Shurtleff, 
(which originated in the Senate), was passed, signed and 
sent to the Senate. 



Orders of the 
Day. 



Orders of the Day. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on the Judiciary, inexpedient to 
legislate : 

On an order relative to petitioners for admission to the 
bar as attorneys-at-law ; and 

On an order relative to amending the laws relating to 
criminal procedure ; 

Were severally accepted. 

The report of the committee on Public Charitable 
Institutions, leave to withdraw, on the petition of Lemira 
C. Pennell for an investigation of the acts of certain 
State officials, was accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

The report of the committee on Rules, on the part of 
the House, who were instructed to prepare rules for the 
government of the House, that the Rules of the House of 
Representatives for 1888 be adopted for the government 
of the House, with an amendment to House Rule 66 by 
adding at the end thereof the words : " If, upon the taking 
of such a vote, the presence of a quorum is doubted, a 
count of the House shall be had, and, if a quorum is pres- 
ent, the vote shall stand." And also with the addition of 
a new rule, to be numbered 101, as follows : — 

" Rule 101. Debate on all motions for the suspension 
of any of the joint rules and House rules shall be limited 
to fifteen minutes, and no member shall occupy more than 
three minutes," was considered. 

Mr. Mellen of Worcester moved to amend by striking 
out the words, "If, upon the taking such .a vote, the 
presence of a quorum is doubted, a count of the House 
shall be had, and, if a quorum is present, the vote shall 
stand. And also." 

Mr. Barker of Maiden moved to amend by adding after 
the words, "shall stand," the words, " provided a ma- 



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1889. 257 

jority of a quorum appears either in the affirmative or 
the negative." 

Both amendments were rejected, and, after debate, the 
report of the committee was accepted. 

The report of the committee on Military Affairs, no 
legislation necessary, on the annual report of the State 
Pension Agent, was accepted, in concurrence, 

The Bill to provide for extra clerical assistance for the 
clerk of the second district court of the county of Bris- 
tol was read a second time and ordered to a third read- 
ing. 

The Bill to enable certain cities to change their boards 
of registrars of voters was read a third time ; and, pending 
the question on its engrossment, it was, on motion of Mr. 
Henry of Fall River, recommitted to the committee on 
Cities. 

The Bill to amend chapter 68 of the Public Statutes, 
relating to licenses for hawkers and peddlers, was read a 
third time ; and, pending the question on its engrossment, 
it was, on motion of Mr. Howland of Chelsea, laid on the 
table. 



On motion of Mr. Cheney of Worcester, at twenty min- 
utes before four o'clock the House adjourned. 



258 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Tuesday, February 12, 1889- 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Apportionment of Taxes. 

^uS£? mnent ^ e re P or t upon the equalization and apportionment of 
State and county taxes, prepared under the provisions of 
sections 96 and 97 of chapter 11 of the Public statutes, 
was received and referred to the committee on Finance. 

Petitions Presented. 

mSSwuiaDM ^ ^ r ' Oilman °f North Andover, petition of John Cor- 
cooTietedof nell and others for the disfranchisement of persons con- 
es. v | c j. e( j Q f cr i me against the elective franchise and of in- 
famous crimes. Referred to the joint special committee 
on Constitutional Amendments. 

cZZ^SS^ot By ^ r# Hay es of Lynn, petition of A. W. Moore and 
Music. 42 others, residents of Lynn ; and by Mr. Cannell of 

Everett, petition of G. Y. Washburn and 54 others, resi- 
dents of Everett, — severally, in aid of the petition of the 
New England Conservatory of Music for aid from the 
Commonwealth. 

Severally referred to the committee on Education. 

wind MdEgg ^ ^ r# Crowell of Dennis, remonstrance of Charles B. 

island in Cory against any legislation to leave unprotected the 

annon ' game on Great Island and Egg Island, in the town of 

Yarmouth. Referred to the committee on Fisheries and 

Game. 

S?t e wea 1 i£ ,per " **y ^ r ' McCooey olf Blackstone, petition of William M. 
Lockwood and 300 others for the abolition of the fine 
system in textile industries for imperfect weaving. 

ibid. By Mr. Smith of Leicester, remonstrance of The Lake- 

side Manufacturing Company ; by Mr. Eddy of Webster, 
remonstrance of Andrew Howarth and Son ; and by Mr. 
Wyman of Hyde Park, remonstrance of Robert Bleakie, — 
severally, against abolishing tines for imperfect weaving. 

da$fwwi* R B 7 Mr - Mc Cooey of Blackstone, petition of F. H. 
Royal and 300 others for the enactment of a law making 



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1889. 259 

eight hours constitute a day's work for State, county, 
city and town employees. 

Severally referred to the committee on Labor. 

By Mr. Thompson of Brockton, petition of Lowell M. £ft,°jaSS 
Reynolds and others for such an amendment to the ujwn^Toting no 
present liquor law as shall provide a method for eliminat- 
ing all private profits from the reasonable and proper sale 
of alcoholics in such cities and towns as vote no license. 
Referred to the committee on the Liquor Law. 

By Mr. Eldredge of Chicopee, petition of Otis Chap- Pauper aid for 
man Post, No. 103, G. A. R., of Chicopee; and by Mr. soidfersand 
Shaw of Newburyport, petition of Post 49, G. A. R., of " ailo^ "• 
Newburyport, — severally, for the repealing of laws in 
relation to pauper aid tor indigent soldiers and sailors. 

Severally referred to the committee on Military Affairs. 

By Mr. Eldredge of Chicopee, petitition of J. W. tESSSfST 
Cumnock and others for legislation to allow appeals from taxe8 - 
assessors of taxes to the superior court. Referred to the 
committee on Taxation. 

By Mr. Sohier of Beverly, remonstrance of Lucy Lar- Division of 
com and 1,732 other Beverly women against the division every * 
of Beverly, as it gives a small proportion of the popula- 
tion three-quarters of the valuable land with small ex- 
penses. Referred to the committee on Towns. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, petition of George G. LlenB - 
Chi Ids and 150 others for amendment of the law relating 
to liens. 

By Mr. Slocum of Newton, remonstrance of George p«ctioeof 
Mnrriner and others against any change in the law con- medlcine * 
cerning the practice of medicine. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 

Orders. 

The following order, offered by Mr. Barnes of Chelsea, 
was adopted, under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule, 
moved by Mr. Gracey of Salem, and sent up for concur- 
rence : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Printing be instructed ProvlI »»Law«. 
to investigate the work of publishing the Provincial Laws 
as authorized under the provisions of chapter 87 of the 
Resolves of the year 1867 and all acts and resolves 



260 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Highways. 



supplementary thereto, and report to the Legislature the 
progress of said work ; the probable further time required 
for completing the same ; the probable further cost there- 
of; and what legislation, if any, is advisable in the 
matter. 

The order laid over from yesterday, relative to instruct- 
ing the Secretary of the Commonwealth to collect certain 
statistics concerning highways, was adopted and sent up 
lor concurrence. 



Report of the 
Commissioners 
on Grade Cross- 
ing*. 



Counting of 
ballots before 
the close of the 
polls. 



Police depart- 
ment of the city 
of Boston. 



Papers from the Senate. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Print- 
ing consider the expediency of printing three thousand 
extra copies of the report of Commissioners on Grade 
Crossings. 

A report of the committee on Election Laws, inexpe- 
dient to legislate, on an order relative to amending 
section 16, chapter 299 of the Acts of the year 1884, so 
that precinct officers may be allowed to open the ballot- 
box and count the votes after one o'clock p.m. on the day 
of election, accepted by the Senate, was read, and placed 
in the orders of the day for to-morrow. 

A Bill giving the officers and men of the police depart- 
ment of the city of Boston certain rights of way in the 
streets, lanes and alleys of said city (reported, in part, on 
the fourth annual report of the Board of Police of the 
city of Boston), passed to be engrossed by the Senate, 
was read, and ordered to a second reading. 

The following petitions were referred, in concurrence : — 
oleomargarine. Petition of J. E. Darling and others for legislation to 
prohibit the manufacture and sale of oleomargarine, but- 
terine and other imitations of butter. 

Petitions of Dudley Grange, No. 163, Patrons of Hus- 
bandry ; of West Bridgewater Grange, No. 156, Patrons 
of Husbandry; of New Braintree Grange, No. 170, Pa- 
trons of Husbandry ; and of Mendon Grange, No. 153, 
Patrons of Husbandry, — severally, for legislation to pre- 
vent deception in the manufacture and sale of imitation 
dairy products. 

Severally to the committee on Agriculture. 

§on° n ind e DSn. Kemonstrance of the Central Labor Lyceum of Boston 
niai sessions, against any legislation providing for biennial elections and 



Imitation dairy 
products. 



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1889. 261 ! 

i 

biennial sessions of the General Court. To the joint spe- 
cial committee on Constitutional Amendments. 

Remonstrances of F. W. Adams, Brown & Driver, Fines for imper. 
James Phillips, M. A. Latham, the Fitchburg Worsted fectweavlng - 
Company, and the Dawson Manufacturing Company, — 
severally, against legislation to abolish the fine system in 
weaving rooms in textile industries. 

Severally to the committee on Labor. 

Taken from the Table. 

On motion of Mr. McCall of Winchester, the Annual ^SlSf" 
Report of the Attorney-General for the year 1888 was 
taken from the table, and was referred to the joint com- 
mittee oft the Judiciary and sent up for concurrence. 

Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Blume of Boston, from the committee on the Minora engaged 
Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to ta bU8lneM - 
legislation requiring all persons under 21 years of age to 
file "with the clerk of the city or town in which they 
intend to transact business an affidavit to that effect. 

By Mr. McDonough of Fall River, from the committee sessions of the 
on Probate and Insolvency, inexpedient to legislate, on FnSJwvelSi 8 
an order relative to more frequent sessions of the probate countleB - 
courts in the several counties. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 

By Mr. Perkins of Cambridge, from the committee on Third Mutant 
the Judiciary, on an order, a Bill to provide a third &eManidp<d 
assistant to the clerk of the municipal court of the city of 2?" ojibmm 
Boston for civil business. new 1 * 1 bu * 1 " 

By Mr. Dubuque of Fall River, from the same com- Larceny. 
mittee, on two orders, dated January 17 and January 24, 
and petitions in relation to the same, a Bill to increase 
the penalty for larceny in certain cases. 

By Mr. Pinkerton of Worcester, from the same com- Female 
mittee, on an order, a Bill to amend section 15 of chap- convc 
ter 215 of the Public Statutes in relation to female con- 
victs. 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, on Town auditors. 
an order, a Bill to amend section 1 of chapter 221 of the 
Acts of the year 1888 relating to town auditors. 



262 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Appropriate 



Gloucester,— 
olama. 



Ameabury and 
Salisbury Agri- 
cultural and 
Horticultural 
Society. 



Railroad Com- 
missioners. 



Exemption 
from attach- 
ment or execu- 
tion of property 
belonging to 
pensioners of 
the United 
States. 



Salary of the 
second clerk of 
the Commis- 
sioners of Sav- 
ings Banks. 



Boston and 
Albany Rail- 
road Company. 



Bills enacted. 



By Mr. Wilkins of Ashburnham, from the committee 
on Finance, on an order relative to appropriation bills, a 
Bill making appropriations for salaries and expenses of 
the State district police force. 

By Mr. Haskell of Gloucester, from the committee on 
Fisheries and Game, on a petition, a Bill authorizing the 
planting of clams in and around the shores of Gloucester. 

By Mr. Adams of Quincy, from the committee on 
Mercantile Affairs, on a petition, a Bill authorizing the 
Amesbury and Salisbury Agricultural and Horticultural 
Society to hold additional real and personal estate. 

Severally read an^ ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Norcross of Medford, from the committee on 
Finance, that the Resolve providing for printing, an addi- 
tional number of copies of the report of the Railroad 
Commissioners ought to pass. Placed in the orders of the 
day for to-morrow for a second reading. 

By Mr. Howland of Chelsea, from the committee on the 
Judiciary, that the Bill (introduced on leave) relating to 
the exemption from attachment or execution of property 
belonging to the pensioners of the United States govern- 
ment ought not to pass. Read and placed in the orders 
of the day for to-morrow, the question being on the rejec- 
tion of the bill. 

By Mr. Gillespie of Boston, from the committee on 
Public Service, on a petition, a Bill to establish the salary 
of the second clerk of the Commissioners of Savings Banks. 
Read and referred, under the rule, to the committee on 
Finance. 

Discharged from the Orders. 

On motion of Mr. Quinn of Boston, the Bill to authorize 
the Boston and Albany Railroad Company to increase its 
capital stock was discharged from the orders of the day, 
under a suspension of the rule. It was read a second time, 
and, pending the question on ordering to a third reading, 
it was, on further motion of the same gentleman, post- 
poned for further consideration until Tuesday next, to be 
placed first in the orders of the day for that day. 

Bills Enacted and a Resolve Passed. 

Engrossed bills : 

Making an appropriation for compensation and expenses 
of the joint special committee appointed by the Legisla- 
ture of 1888 ; 



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1889. 263 

To fix the capital stock of the American Linen Com- 
pany of Fall River ; 

To incorporate the Abington Business Club Building 
Association ; 

To provide for the payment of the expenses of the 
trustees of the Massachusetts Agricultural College ; 

To establish the salary of the justice of the third 
district court of Bristol ; and 

To provide for the payment of postage and expressqge 
on documents sent to members of the General Court ; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; 

To change the name of the South Abington Baptist 
Church ; and 

To authorize John L. and Henry K. Potter to drive 
piles in Fort Point Channel in Boston Harbor ; 

(Which severally originated in the Senate) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent 
to the Senate. 

An engrossed Resolve in favor of Michael O'Neill **">*** pawed. 
( which originated in the House) was passed, signed and 
sent to the Senate. 

Orders of the Day. 

The report of the committee on the Judiciary, inexpe- order* of the 
dient to legislate, on an order relative to the make-up of Day * 
the trial list of cases in the superior court, civil business, 
Suffolk County, was accepted. 

Ther report of the joint committee on the Judiciary, no 
legislation necessary, on so much of the Governor's 
address as relates to the laws for the survey and inspec- 
tion of lumber, was accepted, in concurrence. 

Bills : 

Relating to the admission of dying declarations as evi- 
dence in certain cases ; 

In addition to the Acts to supply the city of Worcester 
with pure water ; and 

To further amend an Act to supply the town of Marble- 
head with water ; and 

Resolves : 

In favor of the Massachusetts Agricultural College; 
and 

In favor of Florence W. Adams ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 



264 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

The Bill to provide extra clerical assistance for the clerk 
of the second district court of Bristol (its title haying 
been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third 
Beading) was read a third time, passed to be engrossed 
and sent up for concurrence. 

The Bill to incorporate the Nantasket Methodist Epis- 
copal Church was read a third time. The committee on 
Bills in the Third Beading reported, recommending as a 
substitute therefor a bill with the same title, which was 
read and substituted, and the bill, as amended, was passed 
to be engrossed and sent up for concurrence. 



On motion of Mr. Conant of Littleton, at sixteen min- 
utes before three o'clock the House adjourned. 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1889. 265 



Wednesday, February 13, 1889. 

Met according to adjournment. 

Prayer was offered by the Rev. Mr. Dowse, Chaplain 
of the Senate. 

Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Paige of Amherst, petition of J. R. Gould and oleomargarine. 
others for legislation to prohibit the manufacture and sale 
of oleomargarine, butterine, or other imitations of butter. 
Referred to the committee on Agriculture. 

By Mr. Barker of Maiden, petition of J. W. Wellman New England 
and 80 others, residents of Maiden ; by Mr. Howland of $ Ma™!™ 7 
Chelsea, petition of William H. Munroe and others of 
Chelsea; by Mr. Means of Boston, petition of John Wal- 
lace and 54 others of Boston and vicinity ; and by Mr. 
Cook of Weymouth, petition of Henry C. Alvord and 
others of Wej'mouth, — severally, in aid of the petition of 
the New England Conservatory of Music for aid from the 
Commonwealth. 

Severally referred to the committee on Education. 

By Mr. Sullivan of Lawrence, petition of Francis P. Tonr-workera. 
Ashby and others ; and by Mr. Keane of Holyoke, peti- 
tion of J. F. Sullivan and others, — severally, for legis- 
lation for less hours of labor for tour- workers in paper 
mills. 

By Mr. Packard of Conway, remonstrance of W. E. S? t e ^° a ^ iper * 
Delabarre & Co. ; by Mr. Sherman of Plymouth, 
remonstrance of The Plymouth Woolen Company ; by 
Mr. Leach of Palmer, remonstrances of J. S. Holden 
& Co., and the Thorndike Company; and by Mr. 
Smith of Leicester, remonstrance of George P. Ladd, — 
severally, against any legislation abolishing tines for 
imperfect weaving. 

Severally referred to the committee on Labor. 

By Mr. Lincoln of Wrentham, petition of W. H. Lowell Clder - 
and others for legislation providing that cider shall not be 
subject to the provisions of the law relating to intoxicat- 
ing liquors. Referred to the committee on the Liquor 
Law. 



266 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Appeal from 
assessors of 
taxes to Supe- 
rior Court. 



Division of 
Beverly. 



Municipal 
suffrage for 
women. 



Practice of 
medicine. 



Cambridge, — 
erection and 
construction of 
certain build- 
ings. 



Truant school, 
— city of 
Oloucester. 



Opinion of the 
justices of the 
supreme judi- 
cial court,— 
-quorum not 
voting. 



By Mr. Glasgow of Worcester, petition of S. Salisbury 
and others ; and by Mr. Lane of Springfield, petition of F. 
H.Harris and others, — severally, for legislation allow- 
ing an appeal from assessors of taxes to superior court. 

Severally referred to the committee on Taxation. 

By Mr. Sohier of Beverly, remonstrance of John En- 
dicott and 1,063 other voters and tax- payers of Beverly 
against the division of the town, giving nearly one-half of 
the property to one-ninth the population and less than 
one-tenth the school children. Referred to the committee 
on Towns. 

By Mr. Slocum of Newton, petition of George A. 
Walton and others ; and by Mr. Eldridge of Bourne, 
petition of L. F. Bradley and others, — severally, for the 
enactment of a law enabling women to vote in all town 
and municipal elections and affairs, including the question 
of granting licenses. 

Severally referred to the committee on Woman Suf- 
frage. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Hayes of Lynn, remonstrance of John B. Web- 
ster and 95 others against any change in the law con- 
cerning the practice of medicine. Referred to the com- 
mittee on the Judiciary. 

By Mr. Perkins of Cambridge, petition of the city of 
Cambridge to be exempted from the provisions of chapter 
316 of the Acts of the year 1888, being an Act relating to 
the erection and construction of certain buildings. Re- 
ferred to the committee on the Judiciary, under a suspen- 
sion of the 12th Joint Rule, and sent up for concurrence in 
the suspension of the rule. 

By Mr. Nichols of Gloucester, petition of the maj ? or 
and aldermen of the city of Gloucester to be exempted 
from bearing any portion of the expense of a truant school 
in Essex County. Referred to the committee on County 
Estimates. 

Order. 

On motion of Mr. Gil man of Newton, — 
Ordered, That the committee on Rules consider the 
expediency of applying to the supreme court for their 
opinion on the constitutionality of the Rule of the House, 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1889. 267 

No. 101, as adopted by the House on Monday last, the 
11th instant. 

Subsequently, the vote whereby the order was adopted 
was reconsidered, under a suspension of the rule, moved 
by Mr. .Gilman. Pending the recurring question on the 
adoption of the order, Mr. Gilman moved to amend by 
substituting in place of the words "one hundred and 
one" the words "sixty-six." The amendment was car- 
ried, and the order, as amended, was adopted. 



Papers from the Senate. 

A report of the State Board of Health on the protection inland waters. 
of the purity of inland waters was referred, in concur- 
rence, to the committee on Public Health. 

The House order relative to legislation providing that ? ree ^ e 1 di J 11 

- . . i° i . * 1 , i ° ., hospitals for 

manufacturing corporations may be authorized to subscribe employees of 
for free beds in hospitals for the use of their workmen corporations?* 
who are injured while in their employ, came down con- 
curred in the suspension of the 12th Joint Rule. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Military Affairs, leave to with- 
draw: 

On the petition of Julia A. Norcross for State aid ; and JjJJJ^ 

On the petition of Isadora F. Lincoln for State aid ; Isadora f. 

Severally accepted by the Senate, were severally read Llncoln - 
*nd placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow. 

A report of the committee on Roads and Bridges, asking Draws in 
to be discharged from the further consideration of the bridge?. 111 ™ 
petition of the mayors of Boston and Cambridge for an 
extension of the time for widening the draws in Charles 
River bridges, and recommending that the same be 
referred to the committee on Harbors and Public Lands ; 
accepted by the Senate, was read and accepted, in con- 
-currence. 

A Bill to establish the salary of the treasurer of the salary of the 
oounty of Berkshire (reported on a petition) , passed to be BeTEhire 
engrossed by the Senate, was read and ordered to a sec- c<mnt y- 
ond reading. 

The House Bill to authorize the town of Westfield to westaeid water 
issue additional water bonds came down passed to be en- bond8, 
grossed, in concurrence, amended in lines 8 and 17 by 



268 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

striking out the word "April" and inserting in place- 
thereof the word "October." The House concurred, un- 
der a suspension of the rule, moved by Mr. Merrill of 
Quincy, and the bill was returned to the Senate indorsed 
accordingly. 

The following petitions were referred, in concur- 
rence : — 
city of Boston. Petition of the Board of Park Commissioners of the 
city of Boston that the provisions of section 16 of chap- 
ter 54 of the Public Statutes shall not apply to buildings- 
within the parks of said city. To the committee on. 
Cities, under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule. 

S^nSS^ Petitions of George W. Kelley and others, Ella M. 

ofMuaic. Grigg and others, and W. E. Sullivan and others, — 

severally, in aid of the petition of the New England Con- 
servatory of Music for aid from the Commonwealth. 
Severally to the committee on Education. 

SePwiiMtaSr 11 ' Remonstrance of J. L. Peck against legislation tending 
to abolish fines for imperfect weaving. To the committee 
on Labor. 

Sis' 70 ? ft 8 Petition of Clark Jillson, justice of the first district 

justice of the ^ . ___ J . . 

first district court of Southern Worcester, for an increase of salary. 
enWorcMter.' To the committee on Public Service, under a suspen- 
sion of the 12th Joint Rule. 



Reports of Committees. 

S€nS?and f the ^ ^ r * Keane °f Holyoke, from the committee on Edu- 
House of Rep- cation, asking tp be discharged from the further consid- 
pubuc libraries, eration of the subject-matter of the order relative to sup* 
plying to the free public libraries in the several cities and 
towns of the Commonwealth copies of the journals of the 
Senate and House of Representatives, and recommending 
that the same be referred to the committee on Printing. 
Exclusion of By Mr. Shepard of Sandisfield, from the same commit* 
children from tee, asking to be discharged from the further consideration 
of the subject-matter of the order relative to providing 
that the exclusion of any child from school for non-vaccina- 
tion shall not exempt any person having the control of 
such child from the penalty imposed in section 1 of chap* 
ter 47 of the Public Statutes, and recommending that the 
same be referred to the committee on Public Health. 

Severally read and accepted, and sent up for concur- 
rence. 



schools. 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1889. 269 

By Mr. McEttrick of Boston, from the same com- 1°™£ f 
mittee, asking to be discharged from the further considera- 
tion of the petition of the town of Lincoln for authority to 
take land to build a school, and recommending that the 
•same be referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 
Read and accepted, and sent up for concurrence in the 
•discharge of the committee. 

By Mr. Leach of Palmer, from the committee on Labor, JohD m. Berry, 
leave to withdraw, on the petition of John M. Berry for a 
State loan to enable laborers to build homesteads. Read 
And placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow. 

By Mr. Bennett of Springfield, from the committee on south Boston 
Finance, that the Bill to provide for the further improve^ flaU " 
ment of the Commonwealth's flats at South Boston ought 
to pass. Placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow 
for a second reading. 

By Mr. White of Taunton, from the committee on Town of 
Harbors and Public Lands, on a communication from the Hadley * 
Harbor and Land Commissioners transmitting a petition, 
a Resolve in addition to a Resolve for the protection of 
the town of Hadley against the further encroachments of 
the Connecticut River upon said town. Read and re- 
ferred, under the rule, to the committee on Finance. 



Bills Unacted and a Resolve Passed. 

Engrossed bills : 

Making appropriations for the salaries and expenses at buu enacted. 
the State Almshouse at Tewksbury ; 

Making appropriations for salaries and expenses at the 
State Farm at Bridgewater ; and 

Providing for a fourth assistant clerk of the superior 
court, civil session, for the county of Suffolk ; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; and 

To authorize the Revere Street Railway Company to 
construct, maintain and operate part of its railway -upon 
private property (which originated in the Senate) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent 
to the Senate. 

An engrossed Resolve in favor of the Trustees of the Resolve pasted. 
Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts (which originated in the 
Senate), was passed, signed and sent to the Senate. 



270 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

Orders of the Day. 

ordenof the The report of the committee on the Judiciary, inex- 
pedient to legislate, on an order relative to legislation 
requiring all persons under twenty-one years of age to 
file with the clerk of the city or town in which they 
intend to transact business an affadavit to that effect, was- 
laid on the table, on motion of Mr. Hildreth of Holyoke. 

The report of the committee on Probate and Insol- 
vency, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to 
more frequent sessions of probate courts in the several 
counties, was accepted. 

The report of the committee on Election Laws, inex- 
pedient to legislate, on an order relative to amending 
section 16, chapter 299 of the Acts of the year 1884, so 
that precinct officers may be allowed to open the ballot- 
box and count the votes after one o'clock p.m. on the day 
of election, was accepted, in concurrence. 

Bills : 

Authorizing the planting of clams in and around the 
shores of Gloucester ; 

To provide a third jassistant to the clerk of the munici- 
pal court of the city of Boston for civil business ; 

To increase the penalty for larceny in certain cases ; 

Making appropriations for salaries and expenses of the 
State district police force ; 

Authorizing the Amesbury and Salisbury Horticultural 
Society to hold additional real and personal estate ; 

To amend section 1 of chapter 221 of the Acts of the 
year 1888, relating to town auditors; 

To amend section 15 of chapter 215 of the Public Stat- 
utes, in relation to female convicts ; and 

Giving the officers and men of the police department 
of the city of Boston certain rights of way in the streets,, 
lanes and alleys of said city ; and the 

Resolve providing for printing an additional number of 
copies of the report of the Railroad Commissioners ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

Bills : 

Relating to the admission of dying declarations a& 
evidence in certain cases ; and 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1889. 271 

In addition to the Acts to supply the city of Worcester 
with pure water ; and 

Resolves : 

In favor of the Massachusetts Agricultural College ; and 

In favor of Florence W. Adams ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be engrossed 
and sent up for concurrence. 

The Bill to further amend an Act to supply the town of 
Marblehead with water was read a third time and was 
passed to be engrossed, in concurrence. 

The Bill (introduced on leave) relating to the exemp- 
tion from attachment or execution of property belonging 
to pensioners of the United States government was re- 
jected, as recommended by the committee on the Judiciary . 



On motion of Mr. Gordon of New Bedford, at twelve 
minutes before three o'clock the House adjourned. 



272 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Thursday, February 14, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 



New England 
Conservatory 
of Music. 



Tour-workers 
in paper mills. 



Fines for imper- 
fect weaving. 



Ibid. 



Edward Froth- 
Ingham et ale. 



Pauper aid for 
indigent 
soldiers and 
sailors. 

8onsof 
Veterans. 



Width of rims 
to wagon 
wheels. 



Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Riley of Adams, petition of William B. 
Plunkett and others, residents of Adams, in aid of the 
petition of the New England Conservatory of Music for 
aid from the Commonwealth. Referred to the committee 
on Education. 

By Mr. Keane of Holyoke, petition of George S. 
Campbell and others for legislation for less hours of labor 
for tour-workers in paper mills. 

By Mr. Allen of Lowell, petition of John Savage and 
others for legislation to abolish the fine system in textile 
industries. 

By Mr. Shaw, of Newbury port, remonstrance of The 
Whitefield Mills ; and by Mr. Hanson of Lowell, remon- 
strance of The Merrimack Manufacturing Company, — 
severally, against any legislation abolishing fines for 
imperfect weaving. 

Severally referred to the committee on Labor. 

By Mr. Blume of Boston, petition of Edward Frothing- 
ham and others for an act of incorporation for the purpose 
of holding and improving certain real estate. Referred 
to the committee on Mercantile Affairs, under a suspen- 
sion of the 12th Joint Rule, moved by Mr. Blume. 

By Mr. Brown of North Adams, petition of Post 79, 
6. A. R. , of North Adams for the repealing of the laws in 
relation to pauper aid for indigent soldiers and sailors. 

By Mr. Howland of Chelsea, petition of N. C. Upham 
and others that the Sons of Veterans may be permitted 
to parade in public with arms. 

Severally referred to the committee on Military Affairs. 

By Mr. Babbitt of Berkley, petitions of Giles L. Leach 
and others, and D. F. Lane and others, — severally, for 
legislation regulating the width of rims to wagon wheels. 

Severally referred to the committee on Roads and 
Bridges. 



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1889. 273 

By Mr. McEttrick of Boston, petition of Edwin Lucas Taxation of 
and others for the exemption from tax of all products of toDd " 
labor, personal property and improvements upon land, 
and providing for the collection from all public revenue 
from the value created by society by a single tax upon the 
rental or site value of land. Referred to the committee 
on Taxation. 

By Mr. Sohier of Beverly, petition of W. E. Stewart gJJS»* 
and others in favor of the incorporation of the town of 
Beverly Farms. Referred to the committee on Towns. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Preble of Boston, remonstrance of William A. JJJJSJ, ' 
Hale and 117 others against any change in the laws rela- 
tive to the practice of medicine. Referred to the com- 
mittee on the Judiciary. 

By Mr. Barker of Maiden, petition of Ebenezer Martin wooduwn 
and others for legislation relative to a division of lots in EmS! 7 * 
Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Referred to the com- 
mittee on the Judiciary, under a suspension of the 12th 
Joint Rule, moved by Mr. Barker, and sent up for con- 
currence in the suspension of the rule. 

By Mr. Worth of Boston, petition of Andrew J. Bailey oemetory ©or- 
and Selwyn Z. Bowman for legislation to oblige cemetery v ° n ° M " 
<x>rporations to keep books of record of conveyances of 
burial lots. Referred to the committee on the Judiciary, 
under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule, moved by Mr. 
Worth, and sent up for concurrence. 

Papers from the Senate. 

The following order was adopted, in concurrence, under 
a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Cities consider the aty of Boston. 
expediency of legislation making the municipal and finan- 
cial years of the city of Boston coincide. 

The report of the State Board of Education on the state Board of 
tenure of office of superintendents of schools was referred, Bduo * tlo,l • 
in concurrence, to the committee on Education. 

A Bill to authorize the Allen Gymnasium Company to auod Gymna. 
hold additional real and personal estate (reported on a 8lum °° mpKky ' 
petition), passed to be engrossed by the Senate, was read 
and ordered to a second reading. 



274 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Arthur L. 
Huntington. 



New England 
Conservatory 
of Music. 



Fines for imper- 
fect weaving. 



Pauper aid for 
Indigent 
soldiers and 
sailors. 



A Resolve confirming the acts of Arthur L. Huntington 
as a justice of the peace, passed to be engrossed by the 
Senate, was read and referred to the committee on the 
Judiciary. 

The following petitions were referred, in concur- 
rence : — 

Petition of Edward Tyler and others in aid of the 
petition of the New England Conservatory of Music for 
aid from the Commonwealth. To the committee on 
Education. 

Remonstrance of Frederick Dexter against any legisla- 
tion abolishing fines for imperfect weaving. To the com- 
mittee on Labor. 

Petition of Post 70, G. A. R., of Millbury, that the 
act for the relief, in cases of necessity, of persons who 
served in the army or navy of the United States during 
the rebellion, etc., be repealed, and that chapter 30 of the 
Public Statutes be amended so as to provide for the classes 
of -cases which the above-named act was intended to 
relieve. To the committee on Military Affairs. 



Employment 
of children. 



Smelts. 



Jurors in cases 
arising under 
the liquor law. 



Sureties on 
liquor license 
bonds. 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Keane of Holyoke, from the committee on 
Education, asking to be discharged from the further con- 
sideration of the subject-matter of the order relative to 
amending or repealing section 7 of chapter 348 of the 
Acts of the year 1888, relative to certificates of employ- 
ment for attendance at evening schools, and recommend- 
ing that the same be referred to the committee on Labor. 
Read and accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Stimpson of Swampscott, from the committee 
on Fisheries and Game, inexpedient to legislate, on an 
order relative to repealing or amending sections 57 and 
58 of chapter 91 of the Public Statutes, relating to the 
taking of smelts. 

By Mr. Milton of Waltham, from the committee on the 
Liquor Law, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative 
to making liquor dealers ineligible to sit as jurors in cases 
arising under the liquor law. 

By Mr. Morse of Marlborough, from the same com- 
mittee, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to 
prohibiting persons engaged in the liquor traffic, or having 



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1889. 275 

a business interest in said traffic, from becoming sureties 
on liquor-license bonds. 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, in- g ^^^ 
expedient to legislate, on an order relative to providing bonds! ce 
that no person shall become surety on more than three 
bonds of persons licensed to sell intoxicating liquors. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 

By Mr. Wilkins of Ashburnham, from the committee wiiiiam 
on Finance, that the Resolve in favor of William Jackson JackBon * 
ought to pass in a new draft with the same title. 

By Mr. Slocum of Newton, from the committee on Boards of regis. 
Cities, that the Bill (recommitted) to enable certain cities iE B ™ties. voter " 
to change their boards of registrars of voters ought to 
pass in a new draft, with the title 4< Bill to enable cities 
to change their boards of registrars of voters, so that 
the city clerk shall not be a member thereof." 

By Mr. Gracey of Salem, from the committee on the ^Siauon f ?tt 
Liquor Law, on an order, a Bill to fix the penalties for nquorufws. 
violations of the liquor law. 

By Mr. Smith of Leicester, from the committee on stoneham,— 
Towns, on a petition (taken from the files of last year), a 
Bill to annex part of the town of Stoneham to the town of 
Wakefield. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Bixby of Brockton, from the committee on Fi- 8all "7of *£• 

•_ i t>»ii i ■• i i i t» i second clerk of 

nance, that the Bill to establish the salary of the second thecommis- 
clerk of the Commissioners of Savings Banks ought to fn^ e Ba£ks. aY " 
pass. 

By Mr. Gould of Warren, from the same committee, £ a £j 8taA - 
that the Resolve in favor of Augusta A. Perkins ought to 
pass. 

By Mr. Carter of Lowell, from the same committee, Elizabeth scott. 
that the Resolve in favor of Elizabeth Scott ought to pass. 

By Mr. Bennett of Springfield, from the same commit- Had ] e y»7:. 0on - 

i i¥-*i . , ,. . i n . nectlcut Klvei. 

tee, that the Resolve in addition to a resolve for the 
protection of the town of Hadley against the further en- 
croachments of the Connecticut River upon said town 
ought to pass. 

Severally placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow 
for a second reading. 

By Mr. McDonald of Pittsfield, from the committee on Lobsters. 
Fisheries and Game, on so much of the Governor's address 



276 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE* 



Accommoda- 
tion* of SUte 
-eminent in 



govt 
Bow 



■ton. 



Ibid. 



aft relates to the protection of the lobster fisheries, a Bill 
for the further protection, preservation and propagation 
of lobsters. 

By Mr. Fottler of Boston, from the committee on State 
House, on the special message of the Governor relating to 
the acquirement of certain property under chapter 349 of 
the Acts of the year 1888 (in part), a Resolve providing 
for an agent to care for the property acquired by the 
Commonwealth for the better accommodation of the State 
government under chapter 349 of the Acts of the year 1888. 

By Mr. Eittredge of Boston, from the same committee, 
on the special message of the Governor relating to a 
plan for the better accommodation of the State govern- 
ment under chapter 349 of the Acts of the year 1888 (in 
part), a Resolve authorizing the Governor and Council to 
procure assistance in perfecting a plap for the better ac- 
commodation of the State government, and also reliable 
estimates of the cost of construction. 

Severally read and referred, under the rule, to the 
committee on Finance. 



Resolve Passed. 

ReMive pawed. An engrossed Resolve, to confirm the acts of George 
C. Bosson as justice of the peace (which originated in 
the House), was passed, signed and sent to the Senate. 

Taken from the Table. 

On motions of Mr. Ward well of Haverhill, the Bill to 
amend chapter 68 of the Public Statutes, relating to 
licenses for hawkers and peddlers, was taken from the 
table and placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow, 
pending the question on its engrossment. 



Orders of the 
Day. 



Orders of the Day. 

The report of the committee on Labor, leave to with- 
draw, on petition of John M. Berry for a State loan to 
enable laborers to build homesteads, was laid on the table, 
on motion of Mr. Mellen of Worcester. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Military Affairs, leave to with- 
draw : 

On the petition of Isadora F. Lincoln for State aid ; and 
On the petition of Julia A. Norcross for State aid ; 
Were severally accepted in concurrence. 



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1889. 277' 

The Bill to establish the salary of the treasurer of the 
county of Berkshire was read a second time and ordered 
to a third reading. 

The Bill to provide for the further improvement of the 
Commonwealth flats at South Boston was read a second 
time and considered. Mr. Qua of Lowell moved that the 
bill be postponed for further consideration until Monday 
next, to be placed first in the orders of the day for that 
day. The motion was lost, and, after debate, the bill was 
ordered to a third reading. 

Bills : 

Authorizing the planting of clams in and around the 
shores of Gloucester ; 

To provide a third assistant to the clerk of the municipal 
court of tlje city of Boston for civil business ; 

To increase the penalty for larceny in certain cases ; 

Authorizing the Araesbury and Salisbury Horticultural 
Society to hold additional real and personal estate ; 

To amend section 1 of chapter 221 of the Acts of the 
year 1888, relating to town auditors ; and 

To amend section 15 of chapter 215 of the Public 
Statutes, in relation to female convicts ; and the 

Resolve providing for printing an additional number of 
copies of the report of the Railroad Commissioners ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be en- 
grossed and sent up for concurrence. 

The Bill giving the officers and men of the police de- 
partment of the city of Boston certain rights of way in 
the streets, lanes and alleys of said city was read a third 
time, and was passed to be engrossed, in concurrence. 



On motion of Mr. Raymond of Somerville, at twenty- 
five minutes before three o'clock the House adjourned. 



278 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Friday, February 15, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 

Prayer was offered by the Rev. A. E. Winship of 
Somerville. 

Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Preble of Boston, petition of William Minot, 
A. A. Ranney, George S. Hale, Joshua D. Ball, and 
others, that clerks of courts and registers of probate and 
insolvency be appointed by competent authority. Re- 
ferred to the joint special committee on Constitutional 
Amendments. 

By Mr. Keane of Holyoke, petition of J. H. O'Neill 
and others ; and by Mr. Pratt of Abington, petition of 
Michael S. Doyle and others, — severally, for legislation 
for less hours of labor for tour-workers in paper mills. 

By Mr. Connell of Dracut, remonstrance of The Collins 
Mills of Dracut against any legislation abolishing fines for 
imperfect weaving. 

Severally referred to the committee on Labor. 

SdigSnt aid for B y Mr - Kittredge of Boston, petition of Post 26, G. A. 

■oidier* and R., of Roxbury, for legislation for repealing the laws re- 

"* °"' lating to pauper aid for indigent soldiers and sailors. 

Referred to the committee on Military Affairs. 

Horace Draper, jjy ]yj r# Bowman of Boston, petition of Horace Draper 
and another that they may be reimbursed for loss sus- 
tained from injury to a horse belonging to them while 
doing duty for the State at the annual fall drill of Battery 
A, M. V. M., in 1886. Referred to the committee on 
Military Affairs, under a suspension of the 12th Joint 
Rule, moved by Mr. Bowman, and sent up for concur- 
rence. 



ointment of 
clerks of court* 
and registers of 
probate and 
Insolvency. 



Tour-workers. 



Fines for imper- 
fect weaving. 



Width of rims 
to wagon 
wheels. 



Taxation of 
Teasels engaged 
In the foreign 
carrying trade. 



By Mr. Alden of Middleborough, petition of George R. 
Sampson and others for legislation regulating the width 
of rims to wagon wheels. Referred to the committee on 
Roads and Bridges. 

By Mr. Rugg of New Bedford, petition of William H. 
Besse and others that the provisions 6f section 10 of 



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1889. 279 

chapter 1 1 of the Public Statutes, relative to the taxation 
of vessels engaged in the foreign carrying trade, be re- 
newed and extended. 

By Mr. Porter of Brockton, petition of Lilly, Brackett ^g^onl? 
& Co. and others for legislation allowing an appeal from taxes, 
assessors of taxes to the superior court. 

Severally referred to the committee on Taxation. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Marchant of Edgartown, petition of Joseph T. 2SS£2t? of 
Pease and others for legislation relative to requiring «»»<***• 
attachments of real estate to be recorded in the registries 
of deeds in the several counties. 

By Mr. Dewey of Boston, petitions of F. A. Gaskill *$£$%£*. 
and others, E. C. Bumpus and others, and Hosea King- j^^J^^ 
man and others, — severally, for such legislation as will 
provide for the attendance of official stenographers at im- 
portant criminal trials. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 



Papers from the Senate. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Military Affairs, leave to with- 
draw : 

On the petition of Jane Skiffington that she may be JaneSkwing- 
made eligible to receive State aid ; and 

On the petition of Andrew McCormack for additional McCormack. 
State aid ; 

Severally accepted by the Senate, were severally read 
and placed in the orders of the day for Monday. 

The House petition of the city of Cambridge to be Cambridge,— 
exempted from the provisions of chapter 316 of the Acts construction of 
of the year 1888, being an Act relating to the erection j£££ lnbulId " 
and construction of certain buildings, came down con- 
curred in the suspension of the 12th Joint Rule. 

Remonstrances of the Hebron Manufacturing Company, fo" 08 ' ^™ 1 * 6 '" 
L. M. Harris & Co., Eirk, Hutchins & Stoddard, ec wea n8 ' 
D. F. Wood, Henry L. James, and of C. A. and S. M. 
Wheelock, — severally, against any legislation abolishing 
fines for imperfect weaving, were severally referred, in 
concurrence, to the committee on Labor. 



230 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Transfer of 
■tock In corpo- 
ration*. 



First Battalion 
of Light 
Artillery. 



F. A. Osgood,— 
Eighth Regi- 
ment, M.V.M. 



Company L, 
Sixth r " 
ment, ', 



bRegi- 
it, M. V. M. 



Sixth Regiment, 
M.V.M. 



Salary of secre- 
tary of the BUte 
Board of 
Health. 



Salary of clerk 
of Board of 
Police of 
Boston. 



Salary of the 
secretary of the 
Civil Service 
Commission. 



Constitutional 
amendment,— 
intoxicating 
liquors. 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Dewey of Boston, from the committee on the 
Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to 
the transfer of stock in corporations and to the limiting of 
the time for recording the same. 

By Mr. Oakman of Boston, from the committee on Mil- 
itary Affairs, leave to withdraw, on the petition of the First 
Battalion of Light Artillery for an appropriation to defray 
the expenses of said battalion to New York on the occa- 
sion of the Washington Centennial. 

By Mr. Spring of Iiolliston, from the same committee, 
leave to withdraw, on the petition of F. A. Osgood and 
others, officers of the Eighth Regiment, M. V. M., for an 
appropriation to defray expenses to attend the inaugura- 
tion ceremonies at Washington, March 4, 1889. 

By Mr. Harvey of Boston, from the same committee, 
leave to withdraw, on the petition of George W. Brady, 
captain of Company L, Sixth Regiment, M. V. M., for an 
allowance of $1,000, to assist said company in defraying 
the expenses of a trip to Washington. 

By Mr. Martin of Lynn, from the same committee, 
leave to withdraw, on the petition of Charles F. Wood- 
ward, major of the Sixth Regiment, M. V. M., that an 
allowance of $12,000 be granted to the said regiment to 
defray the expenses of a trip of said regiment to New 
York, April 30, 1889. 

By Mr. Gillespie of Boston, from the committee on 
Public Service, inexpedient to legislate, on an order rela- 
tive to increasing the salary of the secretary of the State 
Board of Health. 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, who 
were instructed to consider the expediency of increasing 
the salary of the clerk of the Board of Police of Boston, 
that no legislation is necessary thereon, as said clerk 
desired no action upon the order. 

By Mr. Bennett of Pepperell, from the same committee, 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to increasing 
the salary of the secretary of the Civil Service Commis- 
sion. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
Monday. 

By Mr. Kimball of Lynn, from the joint special com- 
mittee on Constitutional Amendments, on an order and 



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1889. 281 

petitions, Resolves providing for submitting to the people 
the article of amendment forbidding the manufacture and 
sale of intoxicating liquors to be used as a beverage. 

By Mr. Howard of Lawrence, from the committee on Jjjjjjp^^l 6 
Public Service, on a petition, a Bill to establish the salary central district 
of the clerk of the central district court of Worcester. Worcester. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Bliss of Warren, from the committee on Public MMaachuaetta 
Charitable Institutions, on a petition, a Resolve in favor Eye and Ear 
of the Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear In6rmary. Inflrmary - 
Read and referred, under the rule, to the committee on 
Finance. 



Bills Unacted. 



Engrossed bills : 



To authorize the town of Westfield to issue additional buu enacted. 
water bonds ; and 

To authorize the Newton Street Railway Company to 
extend its tracks, and to purchase the Waltham and New- 
ton Street Railway ; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; 

Were severally passed, signed, and sent to the Senate. 



Orders of the Day. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Fisheries and Game, inexpedient gjj®" ' *** 
to legislate, on an order relative to legislation concerning 
the taking of smelts ; 

Of the committee on the Liquor Law, inexpedient to 
legislate : 

On an order relative to prohibiting persons engaged in 
the liquor traffic or having a business interest in said 
traffic from becoming sureties on liquor license bonds ; 

On an order relative to making liquor dealers ineligible 
to sit as jurors in cases arising under the liquor law ; and 

On an order relative to providing that no person shall 
become surety on more than three bonds of persons 
licensed to sell intoxicating liquors; 

Were severally accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

Bills : 

To establish the salary of the second clerk of the Com- 
missioners of Savings Banks ; 



282 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

To enable cities to change their boards of registrars of 
voters so that the city clerk shall not be a member thereof; 
and 

To authorize the Allen Gymnasium Company to hold 
additional real and personal estate ; and 

Resolves : 

In favor of Augusta A. Perkins ; 

In favor of Elizabeth Scott ; 

In addition to a resolve for the protection of the town 
of Hadley against the further encroachments of the Con- 
necticut River upon said town ; and 

In favor of William Jackson ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

The Bill to annex a part of the town of Stoneham to the 
town of Wakefield was read a second time and considered. 
Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third read- 
ing, it was, on motion of Mr. Ferren of Stoneham, post- 
poned for further consideration until Thursday next, to 
be placed first in the orders of the day for that day. 

The Bill to provide for the further improvement of the 
Commonwealth's flats at South Boston was read a third 
time, passed to be engrossed and sent up for concurrence. 

The Bill to amend chapter 68 of the Public Statutes, re- 
lating to licenses for hawkers and peddlers, was passed to 
be engrossed and sent up for concurrence. 

The Bill to establish the salary of the treasurer of the 
county of Berkshire was read a third time, and was passed 
to be engrossed, in concurrence. 

The Bill to fix the penalties for violations of the liquor 
law was read a second time and considered. Mr. Ward- 
well of Haverhill moved to amend by inserting after the 
word " conviction " in line 16 the words " but this section, 
so far as forfeiture of licenses is concerned, shall not apply 
to licenses of the sixth class." The amendment was adopted 
by a vote of 74 to 49. Mr Qua of Lowell moved to strike 
out the words 4t the mayor and aldermen of cities and the 
selectmen of towns shall prosecute to final judgment all 
violations of this section." This amendment was also 
adopted. Amendments moved by Messrs. McDonough 
of Fall River and Atwood of Boston were rejected. 
After debate on the question on ordering to a third read* 



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1889. 



283 



ing, the yeas and nays were ordered, at the request of Mr. 
Preble of Boston, and, the roll being called, the bill was 
ordered to a third reading by a vote of 99 yeas to 62 
nays, as follows : — 



Yeas. 



Messrs. Adams, Warren W. 

Alden, Jared F. 

Alden, Thomas 

Atherton, Horace H. 

Ayres, George 

Babbitt, Rollin H. 

Bancroft, Lewis M. 

Barker, Thomas E. 

Beck, Walter P. 

Bennett, John O. 

Bicknell, Thomas W. 

Bliss, George 

Bond, Nelson F. 

Bonney, J. Dean 

Brooks, William H. 

Brown, Edward F. 

Brown, Orland J. 

Cannell, Joseph H. 

Cheney, Joseph P., Jr. 

Church, Moses D. 

Clemence, George L. 

Connell, Thomas H. 

Cook, Louis A. 

Crowell, Joshua 

Curtis, Francis C. 

Cutting, George W. 

Dallinger, Frank W. 

Davis, Epes 

Davis, Joshua H. 

Bearing, T. Haven 

Dodge, Simeon, Jr. 

Douglas, William S. 

Eldridge, Albert R. 

Ferren, Myron J. 

Gilman, Gorham D. 

Gil man, Thomas K. 

Gould, John B. 

Gracey, Samuel L. 

Grant, Charles, Jr. 

Gray, Robert S. 
« Hale, William M. 

Hamilton, Henry D. 

Harris, Robert O. 



Messrs. Haskell, Forbes P. 
Hayes, Elihu B. 
Henry, Robert 
Hildreth, John 
Holder, Langdon H. 
Howes, Charles 
Howland, Willard 
Kimball, John W. 
Kimball, Rufus 
Lane, Hiram B. 
Leach, William W. 
Littlefield, Stephen S. 
Lovell, Clarence P. 
Macfarlane, John 
Marchant, Cornelius B. 
Martin, James P. 
Mead, Albert 
Miller, Albert E. 
Milton, Henry S. 
Nichols, William H. 
Norcross, J. Henry 
Oakman, Henry P. 
Paige, Frank E. 
Patridge, Joseph A. 
Pierce, Charles Q. 
Pierce, John N. 
Pike, Baxter P. 
Plaisted, John W. 
Potter, Lurin J. 
Prevaux, John J. 
Putnam, Charles C. 
Qua, Francis W. 
Reed, George A. 
Richards, James H. 
Rogers, George C. 
Rowell, William R. 
Russell, Stillman 
Sanger, Chester F. 
Sanger, George P., Jr. 
Shepaid, George A. 
Slocum, Winfield S. 
Smalley, Anthony 
Stanley, Stephen 



284 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Messrs. Stearns, George C. 
Stimpson, Daniel F. 
Stover, Martin L. 
Taft, Edgar S. 
Thayer, Rufus A. 
Tripp, Pelatiali R. 
Wales, Abijah T. 



Mes3is.Wardwell, J. Otis 

White, William L., Jr. 
Witt, Charles T. 
Wood, Samuel 
Woodward, Charles F. 
Wyman, Ferdinand A* 



Nats. 



Messrs. Allen, Richard B. 

Atwood, Harrison H. 
Barnes, Franklin O. 
Barry, Richard M. 
Berry, Francis T. 
Bigeiow, Alden M. 
Bixby, Charles C. 
Blodgett, Percival 
Blume, Andreas 
Bowman, Robert H. 
Brady, Peter J. 
Brewer, Edward W. 
Burke, James J. 
Carroll, Peter T. 
Carter, Charles E. 
Clayton, Horace E. 
Desmond, Jeremiah 
Dewey, Henry S. 
Dubuque, Hugo A. 
Edwards, John 
Eldredge, George D. 
Fottler, Jacob 
Garvey, Michael J. 
Gillespie, John F. 
Glasgow, Edward B. 
Greenwood, Abner 
Harrington, Z. Taylor 
Harvey, James W. 
Heslan, John E. 
Keane, Jeremiah J. 
Kemp, Horace G. 



Messrs. Kennedy, Patrick J. 
Kimball, Henry A. 
Kittredge, Francis W. 
Lattimore, Andrew B. 
Leary, Edward J. 
McCooey, Thomas 
McDonald, Peter J. 
McDonough, John H. 
McDonough, John J. 
McEnaney, Thomas O. 
McEttrick, Michael J. 
Means, Robert F. 
Mellen, James H. 
Monahan, William H. 
Moore, Michael J. 
Morse, I. Porter 
Murphy, William H» 
Newhall, Albert H. 
Nolan, Joseph 
O'Neil, John W. 
Pillsbury, Omer 
Preble, William H. • 
Quinn, Dennis J. 
Shaw, Edward P. 
Snow, Thomas 
Spring, Charles E. 
Stafford, John H. 
Sullivan, Edward 
Swallow, George N. 
Turner, Henry E., Jr* 
Worth, Ira A. 



Yeas, 99 ; nays, 62. 



On this question Messrs. Albree of Boston, Cutler of 
Greenfield, Raymond of Somerville, Porter of Brockton 
and Wilkins of Ashburnham, who, it was announced, 
would have voted in the affirmative, were paired, respeo- 



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1889. 285 

tively, with Messrs. McNary of Boston, Lally of Milford, 
Coveney of Cambridge, Cronin of Worcester and Pratt 
of Abington. 



On motion of Mr. Witt of Boston, at two minutes 
before three o'clock the House adjourned. 



286 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Monday, February 18, 1889* 

Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Petitions Presented. 

Dairy product*. j$y j^ r# Bigelow of Grafton, petition of Grafton Grange, 
No. 93, Patrons of Husbandry, for such legislation as will 
prevent deception in the manufacture and sale of dairy 
products. 

oleomargarine. j$y ^q 8ame gentleman, petition of C. L. Leonard and 
others for such legislation as will prohibit the manufacture 
and sale of oleomargarine, butterine or other imitations of 
butter. 

Severally referred to the committee on Agriculture. 

Se'^item?*" ^ ^ r# Dewey °f Boston, petition of the city of Bos- 
ton for authority to make a loan outside the debt limit of a 
million dollars for the continuance and extension of an 
improved system of sewerage. Referred to the committee 
on Cities, under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule. 

t^SSSif^ B y Mr - McCooey of Blackstone, petition of W. W. 
prerequiaitefor Mansfield and others for such legislation as will abolish 

VOtlng. . .. m m gt • 

the poll-tax as a prerequisite for voting. 
Sd'reVBter^of 8 ^ ^ r# ^rMe °f Boston, petition of R. M. Morse, Jr., 
probate and in- Hutchins & Wheeler, Henry W. Bragg, William B. 
solvency. ($q\q a nd others, that the clerks of courts and registers of 

probate and insolvency be appointed by competent au- 
thority. 

Severally referred to the joint special committee on 
Constitutional Amendments. 

coree^ftoryof ^ ^ r * ^ e ^ en °f Worcester, petition of Weston E. 

Mu»ic. Frye and others ; by Mr. Atwood of Boston, petition of 

Theodore A. Thayer and others ; and by Mr. Brown of 
North Adams, petition of Keyes Danforth and others, 
— severally, in aid of the petition of the New England 
Conservatory of Music for aid from the Commonwealth. 
Severally referred to the committee on Education. 



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1889. 287 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, petition of Selwyn Wil- S^SST. 
bur and others for less hours of labor for tour-workers 
in paper mills. 

By Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, petition of Colburn Bighthourta 
H. Dean and others; and by Mr. Mellen of Worcester, day ' 8W0rk - 
petition of Thomas J. Casey and others, — severally, for 
the enactment of a law fixing the hours of labor of 
State, city and town employees at eight hours per day. 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, petition of Matthew A. lbid 
McGregor and others for the enactment of a law fixing 
the hours of labor of State, city, county and town em- 
ployees at eight hours per day. 

By Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, petition of Colburn H. J^SAfiF' 
Dean and others ; and by Mr. Mellen of Worcester, 
petition of John A. Slattery and others, — severally, for 
legislation prohibiting fines for imperfect weaving in tex- 
tile industries. 

By Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, petition of Martin Alien labor. 
Tobin and others; and by Mr. Mellen of Worcester, 
petition of Elbridge G. Stetson and others, — severally, 
for such legislation as will prohibit the employment of 
alien labor on public works, either State, county or mu- 
nicipal. 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, petition of Peter B. ^Tomen^d 
Hand and others ; and by Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, minora. 
petition of Martin Tobin and others, — severally, for 
legislation fixing the hours of labor for women and minors 
under eighteen at fifty-four hours a week. 

Severally referred to the committee on Labor. 

By Mr. Woodward of Wakefield, petition of Post 118, ESK^f ' 
G. A. R., of Beverly Farms; and by Mr. Russell of d Jj» and »"• 
Douglas, petition of Post 137, G. A. R., of East Douglas, 
— severally, for legislation repealing the laws relating to 
pauper aid for indigent soldiers and sailors. 

Severally referred to the committee on Military Affairs. 

By Mr. Leary of Boston, petition of Frederick F. %*$£*' 
Dougherty for compensation for services rendered at a 
certain court of inquiry. Referred to the committee on 
Military Affairs, under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule. 

By Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, petitions of Martin steam machin- 
Tobin and others ; and by Mr. Mellen of Worcester, st?iuSJr?or n " 
petition of William W. Hurley and others, — severally, £.^^ l rt ™ d 
for such legislation as will prohibit the use of steam ma- P ur P°*». ng 



288 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Division of the 
town of Beverly. 



chinery in penal institutions for mechanical and manu- 
facturing purposes. 

Severally referred to the committee on Prisons. 

eiSSric 6 *^ ^ ^ r * Carpenter of Brookline, remonstrance of the 
overhead wires North American Insurance Company against any legisla- 

on street rail- . . , ., . , - z. 1 j • x» *i. 

ways. tion to permit the use of unprotected wires for the pur- 

pose of conveying electricity as a motive power, and . 
asking for a hearing. Referred to the committee on 
Street Railways. 

£SS££T B y Mr - White of Taunton, petition of the Mason 
taxes to the su- Machine Works and others for legislation allowing an 

perior court. . _ _ o © 

appeal from assessors of taxes to the superior court. 
Referred to the committee on Taxation. 

By Mr. Sohier of Beverly, remonstrance of John I. 
Baker and 191 other voters and tax payers against the 
division of the town, giving nearly one-half the property 
to one-ninth of the population and less than one-tenth of 
the school children. Referred to the committee on Towns. 

By Mr. Lincoln of Wrentham, petition of Josephine P. 
Holland and others for the enactment of a law enabling 
women to vote in all town and municipal elections and 
affairs, including the question of granting liquor licenses. 
Referred to the committee on Woman Suffrage. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, petition of J. W. White 
and others for such amendment of the lien law as will 
better protect the claims of workmen for wages earned. 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, petition of Walter F. Sul- 
livan and others for such legislation as will prohibit any 
but necessary labor on the Lord's day, and for which 
double compensation shall be allowed. 

By Mr. Smalley of Nantucket, petition of J. Alban 
Kite and others for legislation restricting the practice of 
medicine. 

By Mr. Lincoln of Wrentham, remonstrance of S. B. 
Jones and others against any change in the laws relative 
to the practice of medicine. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 



Woman suf- 
frage. 



Lien law. 



Labor on the 
Lord's day. 



Practice of 
medicine. 



Ibid. 



Order. 

The following order, offered by Mr. Hale of Taunton, 
was adopted under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule, 



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1889. 289 

moved by Mr, Barker of Maiden, and sent up for con- 
currence : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Public Health consider Record! and re- 
the expediency of amending chapter 32 of the Public of TusoidSrs 8 
Statutes, so far as said chapter relates to the record and ^mri'dori^g" 
return of deaths, so that said record and return shall show ^bowon*' the 
the secondary as well as the primary cause of the deaths 
of all soldiers or sailors who served during the War of the 
Rebellion. 

Papers from the Senate. 

A report of the joint committee on the Judiciary, ask- S*™™ 1 ^ ^, 
ing to be discharged from the further consideration of so -trust com. 
much of the Annual Report of the Board of Commission- pan,e8 " 
<ers of Savings Banks as relates to the dealing in western 
farm mortgages by trust companies, and recommending 
that the same be recommitted to the committee on Banks 
and Banking, accepted by the Senate, was read and 
accepted, in concurrence. 

Reports: 

Of the committee on Education, leave to withdraw, on women on 
the petition of the National Woman Suffrage Association ^°° lcomm,t - 
of Massachusetts for legislation providing that one-third 
of the members of school committees in cities and towns 
shall be women (and petitions in aid of the same) ; and 

Of the joint committee on the Judiciary, inexpedient to 
legislate, on an order relative to amending section 69 of 
chapter 167 of the Public Statutes so as to allow a longer 
time for claiming a jury trial in the supreme judicial 
court and superior courts ; 

Severally accepted by the Senate, were severally read 
and placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow. 

The House petitions : 

Of Ebenezer Martin and others for legislation relative woodiawn 
to a division of lots in Woodiawn Cemetery in Everett ; and 0emotery - 

Of Andrew J. Bailey and Selwyn Z. Bowman for legis- cemetery cor- 
lation to oblige cemetery corporations to keep books of *° n * ° D8 ' 
records of conveyance of burial lots ; 

Severally came down concurred in the suspension of 
the 12th Joint Rule. 

The following petitions were referred, in concur- 
rence: — 

Petition of J. H. Dyar and others for legislation prohib- 01 «omargnT\ne. 
iting the manufacture of oleomargarine, butterine or other 
imitations of butter. To the committee on Agriculture. 



290 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



2SSSf£h. Petition of Augustus E. Burns and others that the 
weighing of fresh salt-water fish by a public weigher be 
made compulsory. To the committee on Fisheries and 
Game. 



Fines for im- 
perfect weav- 
ing. 



Municipal suf- 
frage for 
women. 



Remonstrances of L. W. Farnum and Sons ; Appleton 
Company ; the Lawrence Manufacturing Company ; and 
the Massachusetts Cotton Mills, — severally, against any 
legislation tending to abolish fines for imperfect weaving.. 

Severally to the committee on Labor. 

Petition of Grace Henshaw and others for legislation 
enabling women to vote in all town and municipal elec- 
tions and affairs, including the question of granting liquor 
licenses. To the committee on Woman Suffrage. 



Reports of Committees. 

age^town™!)"* B y Mr - Turner of Maiden, from the committee on 
more than four Drainage, asking to be discharged from the further consid- 

thousand , » ' o /.. i t . 

inhabitants. eration of the subject-matter of the order relative to re- 
quiring towns of more than four thousand inhabitants to 
adopt some plan of drainage, and recommending that the 
. same be referred to the committee on Public Health. Read 
and accepted and sent up for concurrence 

By Mr. Haseltine of Lawrence, from the committee on 
Public Service, on a petition, a Bill to establish the salary 
of the clerk of the municipal court of the West Roxbury 
district of the city of Boston. 

By Mr. Sohier of Beverly, from the same committee, 
on a petition, a Bill to establish the salary of the justice 
of the police court of Fitchburg. 

By Mr. Lincoln of Wrentham, from the committee on 
Mercantile Affairs, on a petition, a Bill relative to the 
holding of property by the United States Hotel Company 
of Boston, and to voting at meetings of said corporation. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Lovell of Boston, from the committee on 
Finance, that the Resolve authorizing the Governor and 
Council to procure assistance in perfecting a plan for the 
better accommodation of the State government, and also 
reliable estimates of the cost of construction, ought to 
pass. Placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow for 
a second reading. 



Salary of the 
clerk of the 
municipal 
court of the 
West Roxbury 
district of the 
city of Boston. 
Salary of the 
justice of the 
police court of 
Fitchburg. 

United States 
Hotel Com- 
pany. 



fc*tate House, — 
better accom- 
modation for 
the State gov- 
ernment. 



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1889. 291 

By Mr. Edward Sullivan of Boston, from the com- Taunton Luna. 
mittee on Public Charitable Institutions, on the thirty- tlc °* pta ' 
fifth annual report of the trustees of the Taunton Lunatic 
Hospital, in part, a Resolve providing for certain changes 
and improvements at the Taunton Lunatic Hospital. 
Read and referred, under the rule, to the committee on 
Finance. 

Bills Enacted. 

Engrossed bills : 

Giving the officers and men of the police department Bill » enacted. 
of the city of Boston certain rights of way in the streets, 
lanes and alleys of said city ; and 

To further amend an Act to supply the town of Marble- 
head with water ; 

(Which severally originated in the Senate) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent 
to the Senate. 

Discharged from the Orders. 

On motions of Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, the report ^^^' M 
of the committee on Military Affairs, leave to withdraw, 
on the petition of F. A. Osgood and others of the Eighth 
Regiment, M. V. M., for an appropriation to defray ex- 
penses to attend the inauguration of President at Wash- 
ington, March 4, 1889, was discharged from the orders of 
the day, under a suspension of the rule, and was laid on 
the table. 

Orders of the Day. 

The report of the committee on the Judiciary, inexpe- orders of the 
dient to legislate, on an order relative to the transfer of a> ' 
stock in corporations and to limiting the time for record- 
ing the same, was accepted. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Military Affairs, leave to withdraw, 
on the petition of George W. Brady, captain of Com- 
pany L, Sixth Regiment, M. V. M., for an allowance of 
$1,000 to assist said company in defraying the expenses of 
a trip to Washington ; 

On the petition of the First Battalion of Light Artillery 
for an appropriation to defray the expenses of said bat- 
talion to New York on the occasion of the Washington 
Centennial; and 



292 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

On the petition of Charles F. Woodward, Major of the 
Sixth Regiment, M. Y. M., that an allowance of $12,000 
be granted to said regiment to defray the expenses of a 
trip of said regiment to New York, April 30, 1889 ; and 

Of the committee on Public Service, no legislation 
necessary, on the order relative to increasing the salary 
of the clerk of the Board of Police of Boston, as said 
clerk desired no action upon the order ; aqd 

Of the same committee, inexpedient to legislate, on an 
order relative to increasing the salary of the secretary of 
the State Board of Health ; 

Were severally accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Military Affairs, leave to with- 
draw, on the petition of Jane Skiffington that she may be 
made eligible to receive State aid ; and 

On the petition of Andrew McCormack for additional 
State aid ; 

Were severally accepted in concurrence. 

The report of the committee on Public Service, inex- 
pedient to legislate, on an order relative to increasing the 
salary of the secretary of the Civil Service Commission, 
was considered. Mr. Sanger of Cambridge moved to 
amend by the substitution of a Bill to establish the salary 
of the secretary of the Civil Service Commission, which 
was read, and after debate was substituted and placed in 
the orders of the day for to-morrow for a second reading. 

The Bill to establish the salary of the clerk of the 
central district court of Worcester was read a second 
time, and, after debate, was ordered to a third reading. 

The Resolves providing for submitting to the people the 
article of amendment forbidding the manufacture and sale 
of intoxicating liquors to be used as a beverage were read 
a second time and considered. Mr. Barnes of Chelsea 
moved to amend by striking out in lines 33, 34, 35 and 
36, the words "that in the several cities, the meetings 
held under this resolve shall be conducted according to 
the provisions of the acts establishing the same, and of 
the several acts in addition thereto," and inserting in 
place thereof the words "that the meetings held under 
this resolve shall be conducted in accordance with the 
provisions of chapter 436 of the Acts of 1888, as far as 



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1889. 293 

they may be applicable thereto." After debate the 
amendment was rejected. Mr. McDonough of Boston 
moved to amend by adding at the end thereof the follow- 
ing: "Resolved^ That the day set apart for the taking 
of the said vote is hereby made a legal public holiday." 
The amendment was adopted, and the resolves as amended 
were ordered to a third reading. 

Bills : 

Making appropriations for salaries and expenses of the 
State district police force ; 

To establish the salary of the second clerk of the Com- 
missioners of Savings Banks ; and 

To enable cities to change their boards of registrars 
of voters, so that the city clerk shall not be a member 
thereof; and 

Resolves : 

In favor of Augusta A. Perkins ; 

In favor of Elizabeth Scott ; 

In favor of William Jackson ; and 

In addition to a Resolve for the protection of the town 
of Hadley against the further encroachments of the Con- 
necticut River upon said town ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be en- 
grossed and sent up for concurrence. 

The Bill to authorize the Allen Gymnasium Company to 
hold additional real and personal estate was read a third 
time, and was passed to be engrossed, in concurrence. 

The Bill to fix the penalties for violations of the liquor 
law was read a third time and considered, and, after de- 
bate, was passed to be engrossed and sent up for concur- 
rence, by a vote of 73 to 65. 



On motion of Mr. Reed of Framingham, at eleven 
minutes before four o'clock the House adjourned. 



294 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Tuesday, February 19, 1889. 



Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 



Abstract of 
certificates aud 
returns of cor- 
porations. 



Abstract of Certificates of Corporations. 

The abstract of the certificates of corporations organized 
under the general laws of Massachusetts, together with 
the annual returns required by chapter 106 of the Public 
Statutes during the year 1888, was received and referred 
to the committee on Mercantile Affairs and sent up for 
concurrence. 

Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Foote of Lee, petition of A. Bradley and 
others for legislation to prohibit the manufacture and sale 
of oleomargarine, butterine or other imitations of butter. 
Referred to the committee on Agriculture. 

By Mr. Milton of Waltham, petition of Charles F. 
Stone and others in aid of a petition to amend the charter 
of the city of Waltham. Referred to the committee on 
Cities. 

By Mr. Gracey of Salem, petition of Robert S. Rantoul 
and 183 others; and by Mr. Conant of Littleton, petition 
of David H. Brewer and others, — severally, in aid of the 
petition of the New England Conservatory of Music for 
aid from the Commonwealth. 

Severally referred to the committee on Education. 

Sdgfan c d k iua a u: ty Mr - B °ttum of Northampton, petition of W. H. 
Whitcomb and others for legislation to make lawful the 
taking or killing of woodcock and partridge from Sep- 
tember 15th to December 15th, and quail from October 
1st to December 15th. Referred to the committee on 
Fisheries and Game. 

ftn b Mfo h r?mper. B y ^ r - ^ U SS °f ^ ew Bedford, remonstrance of the 
feet weaving. Wamsutta Mills ; and by Mr. Henry of Fall River, re- 
monstrances of the Stafford Mills, the Pocasset Mills of 



Oleomargarine. 



Waltham. 



New England 
Conservatory of 
Music. 



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1889. 295 

Fall River, and the Narragansett Mills of Fall River, — 
severally, against abolishing fines for imperfect weaving 
in textile industries. 

Severally referred to the committee on Labor. 

By Mr. Lincoln of Wrentham, petition of Post 133, G. JSjSSfu 6 ' 
A. R., of Wrentham, for legislation repealing the laws djersandflaii- 
relating to pauper aid for indigent soldiers and sailors. 
Referred to the committee on Military Affairs. 

By Mr. Sohier of Beverly, remonstrance of John K. g^Sj 1 . ' 
Fielder and 161 other voters and tax payers against the 
division of the town, giving nearly one-half the net in- 
come of the town to only one-ninth of the voters. Re- 
ferred to the committee on Towns. 

By Mr. Crowell of Dennis, petition of Marshall L. ^TeTo^of 
Adams and others of Provincetown that said town be Provincetown. 
authorized to construct and maintain a system of water 
works and to issue bonds or notes to meet the payment 
thereof. Referred to the committee on Water Supply, 
under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule, with instruc- 
tions to hear the parties, after such notice has been given 
as the committee shall direct. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Miller of Needham, remonstrance of Otis Mor- 2jJf£|{^ of 
ton and others; by Mr. Crowell of Dennis, remonstrance 
of Joseph Dimmock and others ; by Mr. Johnson of 
Haverhill, remonstrance of S. C. Tilton and others; by 
Mr. Barnes of Chelsea, remonstrance of S. B. Logan and 
others ; by Mr. Kimball of Fitchburg, remonstrance of 
Mrs. S. S. Applin and others; by Mr. McDonough of 
Boston, remonstrance of Harvey Blunt and others; by 
Mr. Cook of Weymouth, remonstrance of J. W. Wade 
and 79 others ; by Mr. Fottler of Boston, remonstrance 
of R. II. Dwight and others ; and by Mr. Harris of East 
Bridgewater, remonstrance of A. J. Fish and others, — 
severally, against any change in the laws relative to the 
practice of medicine. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 

~ Order. 

The following order, offered by Mr. Gillespie of Bos- 
ton, was laid over until to-morrow, at the request of Mr. 
Ward well of Haverhill : — 



296 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Commissioner 
of Province 
Laws. 



Ordered, That a joint special committee be appointed, 
to consist of seven members on the part of the House with 
such as the Senate may join, to investigate into the affairs 
of the office of Abner C. Goodell, Commissioner of Prov- 
ince Laws, to ascertain if there is any foundation to stories 
of improper treatment of the employees of said office, and 
al so to investigate the manner' in which the business of 
said office has been done and expenditures made, and all 
such other matters in connection with said commission and 
commissioner which may seem to the committee expedient. 

And full power is given to said committee to send for 
all persons and papers in connection therewith, and that 
the committee report to the present General Court at its 
earliest convenience. 



Division of 
Medford. 



Black Rocks 
and Salisbury 
Beach Street 
Railway Com- 
pany. 



Everett Sav- 
ings Bank. 



Support of 
criminal insane 
by the Common- 
wealth. 



Registration in 
dentistry. 



Joseph Ragle. 

Antoinette J. 
Dalton. 
Annie Hines. 



Papers from the Senate. 

A report of the committee on Towns, leave to withdraw, 
on the petition of C. M. Barrett and others for a division 
of the town of Medford and the incorporation of a new 
town by the name of Brooks (and petitions in aid of the 
same), accepted by the Senate, was read and placed in the 
orders of the day for to-morrow. 

Bills : 

To authorize the Black Rocks and Salisbury Beach 
Street Railway Company to increase its capital stock, 
extend its location, issue bonds and mortgage its property 
and franchise (reported on a petition) ; and 

To incorporate the Everett Savings Bank in the town of 
Everett (reported on a petition) ; 

Severally passed to be engrossed by the Senate, were 
severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

A Bill to further provide for the support of the criminal 
insane by the Commonwealth (being a new draft of a 
House bill with the same title) ; and 

Resolves : 

Providing for the printing of twelve hundred extra 
copies of the Report of the Board of Registration in Den- 
tistry (reported on an order) ; 

In favor of Joseph Nagle ; 

In favor of Antoinette J. Dalton ; 

In favor of Annie Hines ; 



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1889. 297 

In favor of Eveline E. Leach ; and Kh eE ' 

In favor of Sarah ?. Whiting ; wwthf' 

Severally reported on a petition and severally passed to ng ' 
be engrossed by the Senate, were severally read and re- 
ferred, under the rule, to the committee on Finance. 

A Bill relative to the voting as proxies and the solicit- JJJ^JSJJ* 1 * 
ing of proxy votes by officers of corporations, and the 
filing of lists of stockholders, passed to be engrossed by 
the Senate, was read and referred to the committee on the 
Judiciary. 

Petitions of F. Zachtmann and others, Albert R. Wade New England 
and others, and Julia H. Mayhew and others, — severally, MuXc™ ° ry ° 
in aid of the petition of the New England Conservatory 
of Music for aid from the Commonwealth, were sev- 
erally referred, in concurrence, to the committee on 
Education. 

Taken from the Table. 

On motions of Mr. McDonough of Boston, the report ^^f lr c ™5J ingB 
of the commissioners appointed to investigate the subject ° nra 
of the gradual abolition of the crossing of highways by 
railroads at grade was taken from the table and referred 
to the committee on Railroads, and sent up for concur- 
rence. 

On motions of Mr. Barnes of Chelsea, the report of the johnM. Berry. 
committee on Labor, leave to withdraw, on the peti- 
tion of John M. Berry for a State loan to enable laborers 
to build homesteads, was taken from the table and was 
postponed for further consideration until Monday next, to 
be placed in the orders of the day for that day. 

On motions of Mr. Wales of Attleborough, the Annual SStop-gS? 
Report of the Treasurer and Receiver-General was taken •»*■ 
from the table and was referred to the committee on 
Finance. 

Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Martin of Lynn, from the committee on Mili- J«"« *»'■". 
tary Affairs, asking to be discharged from further consid- 
eration of the petition of Jane Parks of Cambridge for 
the renewal of an annuity, and recommending that the 
same be referred to the committee on Public Charitable 
Institutions. Read and accepted and sent up for concur- 
rence. 



298 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Probate courts, 
— administra- 
tion of estates. 



Bonds for 
damage by 
dogs. 



Co-operative 
banks. 



Employment of 
aliens In public 
institutions. 



Oeorge D. 
Morandus. 



New bury port 
Water Com- 
pany. 



William Cogs- 
well. 



Deputy Tax 
■Commissioner, 
— polls and es- 
tates. 



By Mr. Harris of East Bridgewater, from (he com- 
mittee on Probate and Insolvency, inexpedient to legis- 
late, on an order relative to extending the provisions of 
section 4 of chapter 156 of the Public Statutes, concern- 
ing the jurisdiction of probate courts, to cases where the 
death of a person is involved ; and of such other legisla- 
tion as may be necessary concerning the administration of 
estates, and the powers and jurisdiction of probate 
courts. 

By Mr. Pike of Topsfield, from the committee on Ag- 
riculture, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to 
requiring owners of dogs to give bonds for any damage 
or injury that may be done to the person of any citizen. 

By Mr. Richards of Lynn, from the committee on 
Banks and Banking, inexpedient to legislate, on an order 
relative to allowing co-operative banks to issue shares in 
quarterly series and still distribute their profits and losses 
semi-annually. 

By Mr. Stafford of Lawrence, from the committee on 
Labor, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to 
forbidding the employment of male persons over twenty- 
one years of age who are not native or naturalized citizens 
of the United States in the public institutions. 

By Mr. Spring of Holliston, from the committee on 
Military Affairs, leave to withdraw, on the petition of 
George D. Morandus that he may be made eligible to 
receive State aid. 

By Mr. Thompson of Brockton, from the committee on 
Water Supply, leave to withdraw, at the request of the 
petitioners, on the petition of the Newburyport Water 
Company for authority to issue bonds to an amount not 
exceeding $100,000 and to mortgage its franchise and 
property to pay for construction. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 

By Mr. Wales of Attleborough, from the committee on 
Finance, on a petition, a Resolve providing for the pay- 
ment of certain bills incurred by William Cogswell, 
medical examiner of the Fourth Essex District. 

By Mr. Gould of Warren, from the same committee, 
on the report of the Deputy Tax Commissioner, a Bill to 
establish the polls and estates of the several cities and 
towns in the Commonwealth. 



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1889. 299 

By Mr. Morison of Boston, from the committee on u»eofbuiid- 
Cities, on a petition, a Bill relating to the use of buildings o^Boato^for 7 
in the city of Boston for stables. stable*. 

By Mr. Bennett of Springfield, from the committee on clerical a»»ut- 
Public Service, on an order, a Bill to provide for clerical SSceofthe 
assistance in the office of the treasurer of the county of MwSeJex ' 
Middlesex. Coant y- 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Lovell of Boston, from the committee on state Houae,- 
Fi nance, that the Resolve providing for an agent to care modauoM for 
for the property acquired for the better accommodation of ernmel*! gov " 
the State government, under chapter 394 of the Acts of 
the year 1888, ought to pass. 

By Mr. Norcross of Medford, from the same com- Massachusetts 
m it tee, that the Resolve in favor of the Massachusetts Eyea^dEar 
Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary ought to pass. infirmary. 

Severally placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow 
for a second reading. 

By Mr. Reed of Framingham, from the committee on Augustus A - 
Military Affairs, on a petition, a Resolve in favor of 
Augustus A. Lewis. 

By Mr. Dallinger of Cambridge, from the same com- John Flanagan. 
mittee, on a petition, a Resolve in favor of John Flana- 
gan. 

By Mr. Harvey of Boston, from the same committee, JJ*jy*- s - Bat - 
on a petition, a Resolve in favor of Mary A. S. Batter- 
man. 

By Mr. Kemp of Cambridge, from the same committee, Maria Gragg. 
on a petition, a Resolve in favor of Maria Gragg. 

By Mr. Oakman of Boston, from the same committee, %j*££ n Zf' 
on a petition, a Resolve in favor of Catherine B. Bur- 
roughs. 

By Mr. Conwell of Provincetown, from the committee Journal of the 

-r£ • i T^.n t i • Senate and 

on Printing, on two orders, a Bill relative to the printing House of Rep- 
of the journals of the Senate and the House of Represent- re,entatve€ * 
atrves. 

By Mr. Gillespie of Boston, from the committee on secretary of the 
Public Service, on an order, a Bill concerning the em- S^Sth° n * 
ployment of clerks and other assistance in the department 
of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

Severally read and referred, under the rule, to the 
committee on Finance. 



300 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

Orders of the Day. 
ordewofthe The report of the committee on Education, leave to 
withdraw, on the petition of the National Woman Suf- 
frage Association of Massachusetts for legislation provid- 
ing that one-third of the members of school committees 
in cities and towns shall be women (and petitions in aid 
of the same), was accepted, in concurrence. 

Bills : 

Relative to the holding of property by the United States 
Hotel Company of Boston, and to voting at meetings of 
said corporation ; and 

To establish the salary of the secretary of the Civil 
Service Commission ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

The Bill to authorize the Boston and Albany Railroad 
Company to increase its capital stock was further con- 
sidered, the question being on ordering to a third reading. 
On motions of Mr, Sanger of Cambridge, it was voted that 
debate be closed at half-past four o'clock unless a vote 
should be sooner reached, and that speeches be limited to 
ten minutes each. Subsequently the vote whereby the 
House voted to close debate at half-past four o'clock was 
reconsidered, on motion of Mr. Mellen of Worcester, 
and, pending the recurring question on closing debate, 
the same gentleman moved that debate be closed at five 
o'clock, unless a vote should be sooner reached, which 
motion prevailed. Mr. Harris of East Bridge water moved 
to amend in section 1, line 17, by striking out the word 
" ten " and inserting in place thereof the word «« six." 

Also by adding a new section, to be numbered sec- 
tion 2, as follows: "Sect. 2. Such new stock shall be 
sold at public auction from time to time, and in such 
amounts, not exceeding two thousand shares at a time, as 
the directors may order, seven days' notice, at least, being 
given by publication of any such sale." 

The amendments were rejected, and, after debate, the 
bill was ordered to a third reading. 



On motion of Mr. Hildreth of Holyoke, at thirteen 
minutes past five o'clock the House adjourned. 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1889. 301 



Wednesday, February 20, 1889, 

Met according to adjournment. 

Prayer was offered by the Rev. Mr. Dowse, Chaplain of 
the Senate. 

Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Kimball of Lynn, remonstrance of F. B. 2to#£g8£'. 
Mower and others against any legislation to exempt Lynn 
from provisions of chapter 312 of the Acts of the year 
1885, relative to limiting debt and rate of taxation in 
cities. Referred to the committee on Cities. 

By Mr. Preble of Boston, petition of Sidney Bartlett ^gjg^fS^ 
and others that clerks of courts and registers of probate and registers of 
and insolvency be appointed by competent authority, Joi™**/ 11 
Referred to the joint committee on Constitutional Amend- 
ments. 

By Mr. Stafford of Lawrence, petition of L. Hubbard S a t ow™ denB 
and others that towns may be authorized to choose game 
wardens to enforce the laws relative to game and song 
birds. Referred to the committee on Fisheries and 
Game. 

By Mr. Keane of Holyoke, petition of Dennis Leary Tour.worke« 
and others; and by Mr. Eldredge of Chicopee, petition npaperm 
of George Robinson and others, — severally, for less 
hours of labor for tour- workers in paper mills. 

Severally referred to the committee on Labor. 

By Mr. Crane of Westfield, petition of the A. C. Barnes a. o. Barnes 
Whip Company for a change of name. Referred to the pa ny? 
committee on Mercantile Affairs, under a suspension of. 
the 12th Joint Rule, moved by Mr. Brooks of Springfield. 

By Mr. Kimball of Northampton, petition of Post 86, J^ l £; t a l£ I ! or 
G. A. R., of Northampton, for legislation repealing the d,e ™ ftnd * ail - 
laws relating to pauper aid for indigent soldiers and sail- 
ors. Referred to the committee on Military Affairs. 

By Mr. Mendall of Acushnet, petition of Morgan Rotch ^* h ° f rlmB 
And others for legislation regulating the width of rims of wheeu. 
wagon wheels. Referred to the committee on Roads and 
Bridges. 



302 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Woman suf- 
frage. 



Practice of 
medicine. 



Employment of 
tug boat* on 
Sunday. 



Naturalization. 



By Mr. Miller ot Needham, petition of S. Harris 
Austin and others ; by Mr. Carpenter of Brookline, peti- 
tion of Mary E. Cabot and others ; and by Mr. Cannell of 
Everett, petition of Francis B. Wallis and others, — sev- 
erally, for the enactment of a law enabling women to vote 
in all town and municipal elections and affairs, including: 
the question of granting liquor licenses. 

Severally referred to the committee on Woman Suffrage.. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. McEttrick of Boston, remonstrances of Augus- 
tus A. Rowe and others, D. W. Smith and others, and 
George Dutton and others ; by Mr. Cannell of Everett, 
remonstrances of A. M. Pettengill and others, and of 
Romeyn Brown and others ; by iMr. Shaw of Newbury- 
port, remonstrance of Oscar A. Edgerly and others; by 
Mr. Woodward of Wakefield, remonstrance of William 
S. Howe and others; by Mr. Shepard of Sandisficld, re- 
monstrance of James H. Merrill and others ; by Mr. Rus- 
sell of Somerville, remonstrance of Quincy A. Vinal and 
others ; by Mr. Smalley of Nantucket, remonstrance of 
Mrs. Hattie Younger and others ; by Mr. Kittredge of 
Boston, remonstrance of J. A. Cooper and others; by 
Mr. Porter of Brockton, remonstrance of R. L. Gilbert 
and others ; by Mr. Bonney of Pembroke, remonstrance 
of Alfred A. Seaverns and others ; by Mr. Howland of 
Chelsea, remonstrance of Edward A. Orne and others ; 
by Mr. Call of Springfield, remonstrance of F. C. Pray 
and others ; by Mr. Connell of Dracut, remonstrance of 
George D. Danforth and others ; by Mr. Duggan of Bos- 
ton, remonstrance of William S. Butler and others ; by 
Mr. Sanger of Boston, remonstrance of M. J. Savage 
and others ; by Mr. Cutler of Greenfield, remonstrances 
of Jonathan Johnson and others, and Charles L. Fisk, 
M. D., and others; and by Mr. Rowell of Methuen, re- 
monstrance of O. D. Nichols and others, — severally, 
against any change in the laws relating to the practice of 
medicine. 

By Mr. Kennedy of Boston, petitions of Nathan Lan- 
agan and others, David Reid and others, and Henry L. 
Simpson and others, — severally, for such an amendment 
of the Sunday law that the letting of yachts and boata . 
shall not include the employment of tug boats, except in. 
cases of necessity. 

By Mr. Carroll of Worcester, Resolutions adopted by 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1889. 30* 

the Naturalization Club of Ward 3, of Worcester, in 
favor of certain amendments of the laws relating to 
naturalization. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 

By Mr. Ward well of Haverhill, petition of Rosanna Rosanna 
Lockaby and others, heirs-at-law of Nancy Dallaher, oth- oc a y ' 
erwise called Joanna Gallaher, for the payment to them 
of a sum of money belonging to the estate of said Joanna 
Gallaher and deposited in the State treasury by a public 
administrator. Referred to the committee on the Judici- 
ary, under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule, and sent 
up for concurrence in the suspension of the rule. 



Orders. 

On motion of Mr. Gillespie of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Election Laws consider Assessment and 
the expediency of providing by Jaw that all male persons reSdenu of of 
over twenty-one years of age, residents of any city or town fol e *o\\n£™* 
in this Commonwealth on or before March 1, A. D. 1889, g^Sr^^i. 
may be assessed and registered, if properly qualified, and mem/ 
may be entitled to vote upon the Constitutional Amend- 
ment, and that all registration lists shall be open for regis- 
tration until fourteen days before the day appointed for 
vote upon said amendment, and such other legislation as 
may seem to them expedient for the aforesaid purposes . 

On motion of Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Public Charitable In- ^J pSbiiT 
stitutions have full power to send for all persons and papers charitable in- 
in connection with any matters which are being heard by 
them, and to compel the production of the same. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

The order, laid over from yesterday, relative to the commissioner 
appointment of a joint special committee, to consist of Laws? v,nce 
seven members on the part of the House with such as 
the Senate may join, to investigate into the affairs of the 
office of Abner C. Goodell, Commissioner of Province 
Laws, was considered. Mr. Sanger of Cambridge moved 
to amend by striking out in line two the word ** seven" 
and inserting in place thereof the word " three." Pend- 
ing which amendment the order was laid on the table, on 
motion of Mr. Mellen of Worcester. 



304 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Cattle Com- 
missioners. 



Election day a 
legal holiday. 



Holyoke Water 
Power Com- 
pany. 

Granite Mills. 



City of Boston, 
— Moon Island 
and Long 
Island. 
International 
Trust Com- 
pany. 



Papers from the Senate. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Agriculture, no legislation neces- 
sary, on the Annual Report of the Cattle Commissioners ; 
and 

Of the committee on Election Laws, inexpedient to 
legislate, on an order relative to such legislation as will 
make a legal holiday any day when any national or State 
election is held in this Commonwealth ; 

Severally accepted by the Senate, were severally read 
and placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow. 

Bills : 

To authorize the Holyoke Water Power Company to 
increase its capital stock ; 

To authorize the Granite Mills to increase its capital 
stock; 

To authorize the city of Boston to supply Moon Island 
and Long Island with pure water ; and 

To allow the International Trust Company to increase 
its capital stock and to hold real estate suitable for the 
transaction of its business ; 

Severally reported on a petition and severally passed 
to be engrossed by the Senate, were severally read and 
ordered to a second reading. 

con^rot^y* of The following petitions were referred, in concurrence : 
of Music. Petition of F. H. Kasson and others in aid of the peti- 

tion of the New England Conservatory of Music for aid 
from the Commonwealth. To the committee on Educa- 
tion. 

ScTweavhTg^'" Remonstrance of the Lancaster Mills against any legis- 
lation tending to abolish fines for imperfect weaving. To 
the committee on Labor. 

Petition of Post 114, G. A. R., of Merrimac, for legis- 
lation for the repeal of laws relating to pauper aid for indi- 
gent soldiers and sailors. To the committee on Military 
Affairs. 

Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Coveney of Cambridge, from the committee on 
Railroads, asking to be discharged from the further con- 
sideration of the petition of the New York and New Eng- 
land Railroad Company for authority to fund, under certain 
conditions, bonds and debts due on terminal lands in the 



Pauper aid for 
indigent sol- 
diers and sail- 



New York and 
New England 
R.R. Co., -ter- 
minal lands in 
the city of Bos- 
ton. 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1889. 305 

city of Boston, and recommending that the same be re- 
ferred to the committee on Taxation. Read and accepted 
and sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. McCall of Winchester, from the committee on Liens. 
the Judiciary, leave to withdraw, at the request of the 
petitioners, on petitions of the Bay State Lumber Trade 
Association and others for the repeal of section 3 of chap- 
ter 191 of the Public Statutes relating to liens. 

By Mr. Ay res of Petersham, from the committee on Fines for im. 
Labor, leave to withdraw, on petitions of Charles H. f n e g rfect ™ v - 
Leach and others for the enactment of a law to abolish the 
fines system in cotton, silk and woollen factories for im- 
perfect weaving. [Mr. Howard, of the Senate, and 
Messrs. Stafford of Lawrence and Edwards of Fall River, 
of the House, dissenting.] 

By Mr. Barnes of Chelsea, from the same committee, Fire escapes. 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to such legis- 
lation as shall better protect human life in time of fire. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 

By Mr. Wales of Attleborough, from the committee on Appropriation 
Finance, on an order relative to appropriation bills, a Bill bu " 
making appropriations for expenses authorized the present 
year, and for certain other expenses authorized by law. 

By Mr. Call of Springfield, from the committee on savings banks, 
Banks and Banking, on an order, a Bill requiring savings S'SS^JXJSSF 
banks and institutions for savings to make an accurate lcd « er8 - 
trial balance of their depositors' ledgers. 

By Mr. Wood of Northborough, from the same com- savings banks, 
mittee, on an order, a Bill to amend section one of chapter lm2J£ing for 
253 of the Acts of the year 1884, relating to the location b«"ine*. 
in which a savings bank or institution for savings may 
transact its principal business. 

By Mr. Richards of Lynn, from the same committee, Deposits in 
on an order, a Bill to amend section 19 of chapter 116 of 8avlng8 bank8 ' 
the Public Statutes, relating to deposits in savings banks. 

By Mr. Leach of Palmer, from the committee on Labor, Equipment of 
on an order, a Bill to amend section 1 of chapter 310 of fo7the^tag ta 
the Acts of the year 1888 in relation to the equipment of <>'"*•**«•. 
fire departments with apparatus for the saving of life at 
fires. 

By Mr. Bottum of Northampton, from the committee on ow Ladies* 
Mercantile Affairs, on a petition, a Bill to amend the S?£ e Amoc1 *- 
charter of the Old Ladies' Home Association. 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Superintend- 
ents of streets 
In towns. 



Clerical assist- 
ance in the de- 
g art men t of the 
ecretary of the 
Common- 
wealth. 

Lobsters. 



Arranging and 
indexing the 
probate records 
of the county of 
Hampshire. 



By Mr. Dame of Newbury, from the committee on Roads 
and Bridges, on a petition and a bill introduced on leave, 
a Bill to provide for the appointment of a superintendent 
of streets in towns. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Norcross of Medford, from the committee on 
Finance, that the Bill concerning the employment of 
clerks and other assistance in the department of the Sec- 
retary of the Commonwealth ought to pass. 

By Mr. Carter of Lowell, from the same committee, 
that the Bill for the further protection, preservation and 
propagation of lobsters ought to pass. 

Severally placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow 
for a second reading. 

By Mr. Preble of Boston, from the committee on Pro- 
bate and Insolvency, on a petition, a Bill for arranging- 
and indexing the probate records of the county of Hamp- 
shire. Read and referred, under the rule, to the commit- 
tee on Finance. 



Division of 
Medford. 



Discharged from the Orders. 

On motions of Mr. Perkins of Cambridge, the report of 
the committee on Towns, leave to withdraw, on the peti- 
tions of C. M. Barrett and others for a division of the 
town of Medford and the incorporation of a new town by 
the name of Brooks, was discharged from the orders of 
the day, under a suspension of the rule, and was post- 
poned for further consideration until Tuesday next, to be 
placed first in the orders of the day for that day. 



Hour of meet- 
ing. 



Hour of Meeting. 

On motion of Mr. Gracey of Salem, — 
Voted, That when the House adjourns to-day, it be to 
meet to-morrow at one o'clock p.m. 



Bills enacted. 



Bills Unacted and a Resolve Passed. 

Engrossed bills : 

To incorporate the Nantasket Methodist Episcopal 
Church (which originated in the House) ; and 

To establish the salary of the treasurer of the county of 
Berkshire (which originated in the Senate) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent 
to the Senate. 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1889. 307 

An engrossed Resolve in favor of Charles D. Jenkins Resolve passed. 
(which originated in the House) was passed, signed and 
sent to the Senate. 

Orders of the Day. 

The report of the committee on Probate and Insolvency, orders of the 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to extending ay * 
the provisions of section 4 of chapter 156 of the Public 
Statutes concerning the jurisdiction of Probate Courts to 
cases where the death of a person is involved, and of such 
other legislation as may be necessary concerning the 
administration of estates and the powers and jurisdiction 
of Probate Courts, was accepted. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Agriculture, inexpedient to legis- 
late, on an order relative to requiring owners of dogs to 
give bonds for any damage or injury that may be done to 
the person of any citizen ; 

Of the committee on Labor, inexpedient to legislate, on 
an order relative to forbidding the employment of male 
persons over twenty-one years of age who are not native 
or naturalized citizens of the United States in the public 
institutions ; 

Of the committee on Military Affairs, leave to withdraw, 
on the petition of George D. Morandus that he may be 
made eligible to receive State aid ; and 

Of the committee on Water Supply, leave to withdraw, 
at the request of the petitioners, on the petition of the 
Newburyport Water Company for authority to issue bonds 
to an amount not exceeding $100,000 and to mortgage its 
franchise and property to pay for construction ; 

Were severally accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

The report of the committee on Banks and Banking, in- 
expedient to legislate, on an order relative to allowing 
co-operative banks to issue shares in quarterly series and 
still distribute their profits and losses semi-annually, was 
laid on the table, on motion of Mr. Milton of Waltham. 

The report of the joint committee on the Judiciary, 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to amend- 
ing section 69 of chapter 167 of the Public Statutes so as 
to allow a longer time for claiming a jury trial in the 
Supreme Judicial Court and Superior Courts, was laid on 
the table, on motion of Mr. Sanger of Cambridge. 



308 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

Bills : 

To provide for clerical assistance in the office of the 
treasurer of the county of Middlesex ; 

To establish the salary of the justice of the Police 
Court of Fitchburg (amended on motion of Mr. Kimball 
of Fitchburg) ; 

To establish the salary of the clerk of the Municipal 
Court of the West Roxbury District of the city of Boston ; 

Relating to the use of buildings in the city of Boston 
for stables ; 

To authorize the Black Rocks and Salisbury Beach 
Street Railway Company to increase its capital stock, 
extend its location, issue bonds and mortgage its prop- 
erty and franchise ; and 

To incorporate the Everett Savings Bank in the town 
of Everett ; and 

Resolves : 

Authorizing the Governor and Council to procure assist- 
ance in perfecting the plan for the better accommodation 
of the State Government and also reliable estimates of the 
cost of construction ; 

Providing for an agent to care for the propeity acquired 
for the better accommodation of the State Government, 
under chapter 349 of the Acts of the year 1888 ; 

In favor of the Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear 
Infirmary ; and 

Providing for the payment of certain bills incurred by 
William Cogswell, medical examiner of the Fourth Essex 
District ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

The Resolves providing for submitting to the people 
the article of amendment forbidding the manufacture and 
sale of intoxicating liquors to be used as a beverage were 
read a third time and considered. Mr. Holman of Clin- 
ton moved to amend in line 13 by striking out the word 
"twenty-second" and inserting in place thereof the word 
44 fifteenth." The amendment was rejected. Mr. Cook 
of Weymouth moved to amend in lines 2ti and 27 by 
striking out the words "delivered to the sheriff of the 
county"; also in line 28 by striking out the words "to 
be by him " ; also in lines 29, 30, 31, 32 and 33 by strik- 
ing out the words 44 within seven days after receiving the 
same; or the said mayors and aldermen, and selectmen, 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1889. 309 

respectively, shall themselves transmit the same to the 
said office within ten days after the said meetings " ; and 
also by inserting after the word " cities," in line 33, the 
words "and in the towns which have been divided into 
voting precincts." The amendments were adopted. Mr. 
Hildreth of Holyoke moved to amend by striking out the 
last clause of the resolves, relating to making the day for . 
taking the vote on the amendment a legal public holiday. 
The amendment was rejected, and the resolves were 
passed to be engrossed, as amended, and sent up for 
concurrence. 

Bills : 

To establish the salary of the clerk of the Central Dis- 
trict Court of Worcester ; 

Relative to the holding of property by the United States 
Hotel Company of Boston, and to voting at meetings of 
said corporation ; and 

To establish the salary of the secretary of the Civil 
Service Commission ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be en- 
grossed and sent up for concurrence. 

The Bill to authorize the Boston and Albany Railroad 
Company to increase its capital stock was read a third 
time and considered. Mr. Mellen of Worcester moved 
to amend by inserting a new section, to be numbered sec- 
tion 2, which provided for limiting the rate of lares to be 
charged to two cents a mile for passenger transportation. 

Mr. McDonough of Boston raised the point of order Point of order. 
that the amendment was not germane and was in viola- 
tion of House Rule 89. The Chair declared the point was 
well taken, and the amendment was ruled out. 

Mr. Hayes of Lynn moved to add at the end of section 
1 the words : — 

" Provided that the first million dollars realized from 
the sale of said stock shall be expended for the abolish- 
ment of grade crossings on said road." 

The amendment was adopted, and the bill, as amended, 
after extended debate, was passed to be engrossed and sent 
up for concurrence. 



On motion of Mr. Taft of Gloucester, at five minutes 
past five o'clock the House adjourned. 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Thursday, February 21, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment, at one o'clock p.m. 

Prayer was offered by the Rev. Mr. Gracey of Salem, 
a member of the House. 



Petitions Presented. 

drainage 1 ^ ^ r * Bixby of Brockton, petition of the city of 

Brockton for authority to make an additional loan of 
$50,000 for the purpose of maintaining a 'system of surface 
drainage, and to issue bonds to secure payment of the 
same. Referred to the committee on Cities, under a sus- 
pension of the 12th Joint Rule. 

ta°pIpTr°mi e iiJ. % Mr - McDonald of Pittsfield, petition of Frank 
Brown and others ; by Mr. Carroll of Worcester, petition 
of James Stalker and others; by Mr. O'Neil of Boston, 
petition of William Brindle and others ; by Mr. Barry of 
Boston, petition of George Harvey and others; by Mr. 
McEttrick of Boston, petition of Charles J. Buchanan 
and others ; by Mr. Leary of Boston, petition of Patrick 
McLean and others ; and by Mr. Sullivan of Lawrence, 
petition of George W Welch and others, — severally, for 
legislation for less hours of labor for tour-workers in 
paper mills. 

Severally referred to the committee on Labor. 

By Mr. Bond of Fitch burg, petition of Post 19, 
G. A. R., of Fitchburg; and by Mr. Bliss of Warren, 
petition of Post 160, G. A. R., of West Brookfield, — 
severally, for legislation repealing the laws relating to 
pauper aid for indigent soldiers and sailors. 

Severally referred to the committee on Military Affairs. 

By Mr. Ferren of Stoneham, petition of the Christian 
Union Church of Stoneham for a change of name. Re- 
ferred to the committee on Parishes and Religious Socie- 
ties, under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule. 

By Mr. Atwood of Boston, petition of Rufus K. Noyes, 
M.D., and others, for the repeal, modi6cation or amend- 
ment of the vaccination laws. 

Referred to the committee on Public Health, under a 
suspension of the 12th Joint Rule. 



Pauper aid for 
Indigent sol- 
diers and 
aallora. 



Christian Union 
Church of 
Stoneham. 



Vaccination 
laws. 



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1889. 311 

By Mr. Wales of Attleborough, petition of James Leed- 2££ tionof 
ham, Jr., and others ; by Mr. Pratt of Abington, petition 
of Robert A. Scott and others ; by Mr. Brady of Lowell, 
petition of Henry Robertsham and others ; and by Mr. 
Pillsbury of Boston, petitiou of D. S. White and others, 
— severally, for the exemption from tax of all products of 
labor, personal property and improvements upon land, and 
providing for the collection of all public revenue from the 
value created by society, by a single tax upon the rental 
or site value of land. 

Severally referred to the committee on Taxation. 

By Mr. Sohier of Beverly, remonstrance of Alden Webb gJJJf 11 of 
and 127 other voters and taxpayers against the division of 
the town, giving nearly one-half the property to one-ninth 
the population and less than one-tenth the school children. 
Referred to the committee on Towns. 

By Mr. Worth of Boston, petition of Nancy Field and w fl ^. an8Uf " 
others ; by Mr. Bigelow of Grafton, petition of Sophia A. 
Forbes and others ; and by Mr. Preble of Boston, petition 
of Hattie C. Mason and others, — severally, for the enact- 
ment of a law enabling women to vote in all town and 
municipal elections and affairs, including the question of 
granting liquor licenses. 

Severally referred to the committee on Woman Suf- 
frage. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Bixby of Brockton, remonstrances of E. H. ^JjjJJgi?' 
Mathews and others, and Mrs. Connie Nevins and others ; 
by Mr. Eldridge of Bourne, remonstrance of A. L. Lovell 
and others ; by Mr. Ferren of Stoneham, remonstrance 
of J. E. Whitcher and others ; by Mr. Coveney of Cam- 
bridge, remonstrance of Warner Johnson and others ; by 
Mr. Swallow of Boston, remonstrance of Daniel P. Clark 
and others ; by Mr. Clayton of Cambridge, remonstrance 
of Joseph Bassett and others; by Mr. Allen of Lowell, 
remonstrance of Mrs. John A. Kimball and others ; by 
Mr. Woodward of Wakefield ; remonstrance of Richard 
Brittone and others; by Mr. Curtis of Marlborough, 
remonstrance of Joseph Phaneuf and others ; by Mr. . - 

Kemp of Cambridge, remonstrance of R. L. Stone and 
others ; by Mr. Harris of East Bridgewater, remonstrance 
of N. B. Wood and others : by Mr. Mead of Natick, 
remonstrance of H. J. Freeman and others ; by Mr. Hes- 



312 



JOUENAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Ian of Boston, remonstrance of William Wilson and others ; 
by Mr. Lovell of Boston, remonstrance of Charles T. 
Witt and others ; by Mr. Wyman of Hyde Park, remon- 
strance of Alfred E. Giles and others ; by Mr. Bowman of 
Boston, remonstrance of Alonzo Spear and others ; and by 
Mr. Albree of Boston, remonstrance of Hobart Moore 
and others, — severally, against any change in the laws 
relating to the practice of medicine. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 



Abolishment of 
the police court 
of Lee and es- 
tablishment of a 
district court. 



Committee on 
County Esti- 
mates. 



Orders. 

The following order, offered by Mr. Foote of Lee, was 
adopted, tinder a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule, and 
sent up for concurrence : — 

Ordered, That the joint committee on the Judiciary 
consider the expediency of repealing chapter 312 of the 
Acts of the year 1855, being an act to establish a police 
court in the town of Lee ; also any acts in amendment 
thereof; and of establishing a district court whose judicial 
district shall include the towns of Lenox, Stockbridge, 
Lee, Tyringham, Otis, Becket and West Stockbridge or 
any of them. 

On motion of Mr. Worth of Boston, — 

Ordered, That the committee on County Estimates be 
authorized to visit such places within the limits of the 
Commonwealth as in their judgment they may deem 
necessary in the discharge of their duties. 



History of 
centennial 
celebration of 
adoption of 
Constitution of 
the United 
States. 



State Board of 
Health,— purity 
of inland 
waters. 



Papers from the Senate. 

The following order was adopted, in concurrence, un- 
der a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Federal Relations 
consider the expediency of legislation providing for the ' 
purchase and distribution, amongst the libraries of the 
Commonwealth, and otherwise, of copies of the History 
of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Framing and 
Promulgation of the Constitution of the United States, as 
celebrated in Philadelphia in September of 1887. 

A report of the committee on Public Health, asking to 
be discharged from the further consideration of the 
report of the State Board of Health on the protection of 
the purity of inland waters, and recommending that so 



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1889. 313 

much thereof as relates to water supply be referred to 
the committee on Water Supply, and so much thereof as 
relates to drainage be referred to the committee on 
Drainage, accepted by the Senate, was read and accepted, 
in concurrence. 

Bills : 

To authorize the city of Boston to incur indebtedness Public Library 
outside of the debt limit to complete its new public library BoHtSnf !n 
building ; 

To regulate the taking of fish in certain streams within Randolph. 
the limits of the town of Randolph ; and 

To authorize the Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Massachusetts 
Infirmary to hold additional real and personal estate ; 2dK«Snflrait 

Severally reported on a petition, and severally passed ar >'- 
to be engrossed by the Senate, were severally read and 
ordered to a second reading. 

A Bill to provide for the appointment of an assistant Assistant cierk 
clerk of the police court of Lowell (being a new draft of poVc/courT 
a House Bill with the same title), passed to be engrossed 
by the Senate, was read and referred to the committee on 
the Judiciary. 

The following" petitions were referred, in concurrence : 
A petition of the mayor of Worcester that said city be Worcester. 
exempted until Jan. 1, 1891, from the provisions ot the 
law in relation to the limitation of the rate of taxation in 
cities. To the committee on Cities, under a suspension 
of the 12th Joint Rule, with instructions to hear the 
parties, after such notice has been given as the committee 
shall direct. 

A petition of Alvin F. Pease, E. G. Cobb and the Truant school 
county commissioners of Berkshire County, that the HMnp■h£e^ ,, 
counties of Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire BerkshS^coun- 
may be authorized to unite in establishing one truant «e«. 
school for all of said counties. To the committee on 
Education. 

Petitions of George F. Bartlett and others, and A. G. Bridge over the 
Fearing and others, — severally, for legislation to enable be C tweenNew er 
the county commissioners of Bristol County to build a Faf/haven** 
bridge over the Acushnet River between New Bedford 
and Fairhaven. 

Severally to the committee on Harbors and Public 
Lands. 



314 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



chariemom. Petitions of C. R. Mayhew and others of Charlemont, 

and G. C. Bolton and others of Heath, — severally, for 
the relief, in whole or in part, from the expense of repair- 
ing a certain highway in the town of Charlemont. 
Severally to the committee on Roads and Bridges. 



Disfranchise- 
ment of persona 
convicted of 
certain crimes. 



Width of rims 
on wagon 
wheels. 



Intoxicated per- 
sons on street 
railways. 



Printing the 
journals' of the 
Senate and 
House of Rep- 
resentative*. 



Catherine B. 
Burroughs. 



Lawrence, — 
bridtfe across 
the North Canal 
of the Ksnex 
Company. 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Tripp of Boston, from the committee on Elec- 
tion Laws, asking to be discharged from the further con- 
sideration of the petitions of A. R. Sanborn and others for 
the disfranchisement of persons convicted of crimes against 
the elective franchise, and of infamous crimes, and recom- 
mending that the same be referred to the joint special 
committee on Constitutional Amendments. Read and 
accepted, and sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Plaisted of Worcester, from the committee on 
Roads and Bridges, inexpedient to legislate, on an order 
relative to limiting loads carried on highways, and defin- 
ing the width of tires used in transporting heavy loads 
thereou ; and providing compensation to towns and other 
parties bound to repair highways for damages caused by 
excessive use thereof, and sundry petitions relative to the 
same subject. 

By Mr. Grant of Revere, from the committee on Street 
Railways, leave to withdraw, on the petition of B. C. 
Perkins of Salem for legislation to prevent nuisances on 
street railroads by intoxicated persons. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
Monday. 

By Mr. Carter of Lowell, from the committee on Finance, 
that the Bill relative to the printing of the journals of the 
Senate and House of Representatives ought to pass, in a 
new draft, with the title, " Bill providing for printing the 
journals of the Senate and House of Representatives." 

By Mr. Bennett of Springfield, from the same com- 
mittee, that the Resolve in favor of Catherine B. Bur- 
roughs ought to pass, in a new draft, with the same title. 

By Mr. Davis of Gloucester, from the committee on Roads 
and Bridges, on a petition, a Bill to authorize the city of 
Lawrence to maintain a bridge over the North Canal of 
the Essex Company on Union Street in said city. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1889. 315 

By Mr. Wales of Attleborough, from the committee on Mary a. s. 
Finance, that the Resolve in favor of Mary A. S. Batter- ****"*' 
man ought to pass. 

By Mr. Lovell of Boston, from the same committee, Maria Gragg. 
that the Resolve in favor of Maria Gragg ought to pass. 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, that Antoinette j. 
the Senate Resolve in favor of Antoinette J. Dalton ought 
to pass. 

By Mr. Wilkins of Ashburnham, from the same com- Report of the 
mittee, that the Senate Resolve providing for the printing SSon^n Den 1 ."" 
-of 1,200 extra copies of the report of the Board of Regis- tl8try - 
tration in Dentistry ought to pass. 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, that Jjjjjjf 11, 
the Senate Resolve in favor of Eveline E. Leach ought to 
pass. 

By Mr. Bixby of Brockton, from the same committee, Joseph Nagie. 
that the Senate Resolve in favor of Joseph Nagle ought 
to pass. 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, that John Flanagan. 
the Resolve in favor of John Flanagan ought to pass: 

By Mr. Gould of Warren, from the same committee, sarahfi. 
that the Senate Resolve in favor of Sarah E. Whiting Whltlng - 
ought to pass. 

By Mr. Carter of Lowell, from the same committee, August™ a. 
that the Resolve in favor of Augustus A. Lewis ought to 
pass. 

By Mr. Norcross of Medford, from the same commit- Annie nines. 
tee, that the Senate Resolve in favor of Annie Hines 
ought to pass. 

Severally placed in the orders of the day for Monday 
for a second reading. • 

By Mr. Call of Springfield, from the committee on commissioner* 
Banks and Banking, on the annual report of the Com- Banks, 
raissioners of Savings Banks, in part, a Bill to establish 
the salary of the Commissioners of Savings Banks. 

By Mr. Eddy of Webster, from the committee on Print- Massachusetts 
ing, on an order, a Bill providing for printing additional ooiiege. tura 
copies of the report of the trustees of the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College. 

Severally read and referred, under the rule, to the 
committee on Finance. 



316 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



State Board of 
Arbitration. 



Civil Service 
Commissioners. 



Taken from the Table. 

On motions of Mr. Kimball of Lynn, the annual report 
of the State Board of Arbitration was taken from the 
table, and was referred to the committee on Labor. 

On motions of the same gentleman, the fifth annual 
report of the Civil Service Commissioners was taken from 
the table, and was referred to the committee on Public 
Service. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 



Fines for Imper- 
fect weaving. 



Bills enacted. 



Orders of the 
Day. 



Discharged from the Orders. 

On motions of Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, the report 
of the committee on Labor, leave to withdraw, on the 
petitions of Charles H. Leach and others for the enact- 
ment of a law to abolish the fines system in cotton, silk 
and woollen factories for imperfect weaving, was discharged 
from the orders of the day, under a suspension of the 
rule, and postponed for further consideration until Thurs- 
day next, to be placed first in the orders of the day for 
that day. 

Bills Enacted. 

Engrossed bills : 

In addition to the Acts to supply the city of Worcester 
with pure water ; and 

To provide extra clerical assistance for the clerk of the 
second district court of Bristol ; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; and 

To authorize the Allen Gymnasium Company to hold 
additional real and personal estate (which originated in 
the Senate) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent to 
the Senate. 

Orders of the Day. 

The report of the committee on the Judiciary, leave to 
withdraw, at the request of the petitioners, on the peti- 
tions of the Bay State Lumber Trade Association and 
others for the repeal of section 3 of chapter 191 of the 
Public Statutes, relating to liens, was accepted. 

The report of the committee on Labor, inexpedient to 
legislate, on an order relative to such legislation as shall 



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1889. 317 

better protect human life in time of fire, was accepted, 
and sent up for concurrence. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Agriculture, no legislation neces- 
sary, on the annual report of the Cattle Commissioners ; 
and 

Of the committee on Election Laws, inexpedient to 
legislate, on an order relative to such legislation as will 
make a legal holiday any day when any national or State 
election is held in this Commonwealth ; 

Were severally accepted, in concurrence. 

Bills : 

To establish the polls and estates of the several cities 
and towns of the Commonwealth ; 

Requiring savings banks and institutions for savings 
to make an accurate trial balance of their depositors' 
ledgers ; 

To amend section 1 of chapter 253 of the Acts of the 
year 1884, relating to the location in which a savings 
bank or institution for savings may transact its principal 
business ; 

To amend the charter of the Old Ladies' Home Associ- 
ation ; 

To provide for the appointment of a superintendent of 
streets in towns ; 

*-» Making appropriations for expenses authorized the 
present year, and for certain other expenses authorized 
by law ; 

Concerning the employment of clerks and other assist- 
ance in the department of the Secretary of the Common- 
wealth ; 

To amend section 19 of chapter 116 of the Public Statutes 
relating to deposits in savings banks ; 

For the further protection, preservation and propaga- 
tion of lobsters ; 

To amend section 1 of chapter 310 of the Acts of the 
year 1888, in relation to the equipment of fire depart- 
ments with apparatus for the saving of life at fires ; 

To authorize the Holyoke Water Power Company to 
increase its capital stock ; 

To authorize the Granite Mills to increase its capital 
stock ; 

To authorize the city of Boston to supply Moon Island 
and Long Island with pure water ; and 



318 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

To allow the International Trust Company to increase 
its capital stock, and to hold real estate suitable for the 
transaction of its business ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to * 
third reading. 

The Bill to annex a part of the town of Stoneham to the 
town of Wakefield was ordered to a third reading, and, 
on motion of Mr. Woodward of Wakefield, was placed 
first in the orders of the day lor Monday. 

Bills : 

To establish the salary of the justice of the police court 
of Fitchburg ; 

To establish the salary of the clerk of the municipal 
court of the West Roxbury district of the city of Boston j 
and 

To provide for clerical assistance in the office of the 
treasurer of the county of Middlesex; and 

Resolves : 

In favor of the Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear 
Infirmary; and 

Providing for the payment of certain bills incurred by 
William Cogswell, medical examiner of the fourth Essex 
district ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be engrossed 
and sent up for concurrence. 

The Bill to incorporate the Everett Savings Bank in the 
town of Everett was read a third time, and was passed to 
be engrossed, in concurrence. 

The Resolve providing for an agent to care for the prop- 
erty acquired for the better accommodation of the State 
Government, under chapter 349 of the Acts of the j r ear 
1888, was read a third time, and considered. Mr. Kim- 
ball of Lynn moved to amend, in line 2, by inserting after 
the word " appoint" the words "the Sergeant-at-Arnis." 
Mr. Mellen of Worcester moved to amend, in line 10, by 
inserting after the word " services" the words "not to 
exceed six hundred dollars per annum." The amendments 
were rejected, and, after debate, the resolve was rejected, 
by a Vote of 58 to 66. 



On motion of Mr. Gracey of Salem, at fifteen minutes- 
past two o'clock the House adjourned. 



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1889. 3\9 



Monday, February 25, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. White of Taunton, petition of the mayor of f^**°/ or ' 
Taunton for legislation giving to said city full control of Taunton. 
a certain stream for a receptacle for sewerage. Referred 
to the committee on Drainage, under a suspension of the 
12th Joint Rule. 

By Mr. Hayes of Lynn, petition of J. Merrill Brown New England 
and others ; and by Mr. Shaw of Newburyport, petition muSc!™ 1017 ° 
of Thomas Peterson and others, — severally, in aid of the 
petition of the New England Conservatory of Music for 
aid from the Commonwealth. 

Severally referred to the committee on Education. 

By Mr. Eldridge of Bourne, petitions of Robert Ben- setting of giu- 
nett and others, of George I. Brig.irs and others, of SJrd'a&iy!" 
Leonard Latter and others, and of C. F. Berry and 
others; and by Mr. Purrington of Mattap<>isett, petition 
of the selectmen of Wareham and others, D. M. Faunce 
and others, and William Minot, Jr., and others, — sever- 
ally, for legislation relative to the setting of gill-nets in 
Buzzard's Bay. 

Severally referred to the committee on Fisheries and 
Game. 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, petitions of John M. J "*™*,^ 
Reirdon and others, and John Montgomery and others ; 
and by Mr. Sullivan of Lawrence, petition of John J. 
Laing and others, — severally, for less hours of labor for 
tour- workers in paper mills. 

Severally referred to the committee on Labor. 

By Mr. Lovell of Boston, petition of S. B. Hinckley cneiseaSafe 
and others for an amendment of the charter of the Chel- £5y " u 0ora 
sea Safe Deposit Company. Referred to the committee 
on Mercantile Affairs, under a suspension of the 12th 
Joint Rule. 



320 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Retention of 
children in hos- 
pitals. 



Taxation of ves- 
sels engaged in 
the foreign 
carrying trade. 



By Mr. Sanger of Boston, petition of Anne S. Robbins 
and others for legislation authorizing superintendents of 
incorporated hospitals to retain in their custody all chil- 
dren under fifteen years of age, when, in the opinion of 
two competent physicians, the removal of said children 
would result in death or permanent or serious injury to 
the patients. Referred to the committee on Public Char- 
itable Institutions, under a suspension of the 12th Joint 
Rule. 

By Mr. Purrington of Mattapoisett, petition of Alden 
Besse and others for extension of provisions of section 10, 
chapter 11, of the Public Statutes, relating to the taxation 
of vessels engaged in the foreign carrying trade. Referred 
to the committee on Taxation. 



By Mr. Carpenter of Brookline, petition of the select- 



Muddy River, 

or Riverdale _ 

u£e k ' ln Brook " raGn °^ Brookline that said town be authorized to borrow 
a certain sum of money to defray the expense of con- 
structing the Muddy River or Riverdale Park, in connec- 
tion with the sanitary improvement of Muddy River. 
Referred to the committee on Towns, under a suspension 
of the 12th Joint Rule. 



Superior court 
at Holyoke. 



Labor on the 
Lord's day. 



Practice of 
medicine. 



By Mr. Keane of Holyoke, petition of J. F. Sullivan 
and others in aid of the order for sessions of the superior 
court to be held at Holyoke. 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, petition of Manuel 
Croney and others for legislation to prohibit any but 
necessary labor on the Lord's day, for which double com- 
pensation shall be allowed. 

By Mr. O'Mealey of Boston, remonstrance of O. M. 
Cook and others ; by Mr. Frost of Boston, remonstrances 
of Solomon Schindler and others, aud A. H. Andrews 
and others; by Mr. Quinn of Boston, remonstrance of 
George James and others ; by Mr. Bicknell of Boston, 
remonstrance of D. S. Black and others ; by Mr. Pur- 
rington of Mattapoisett, remonstrance of James H. Young 
and others ; by Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, remonstrance 
of O. W. Davis and others; by Mr. McDonough of 
Boston, remonstrance of B. O. and G. Wilson and others ; 
by Mr. Burke of Boston, remonstrance of H. G. Lam- 
prey and others ; by Mr. Witt of Boston, remonstrances 
of M. T. Jenkins and others, Munroe & Davis and others, 
and H. F. Adwers and others; by Mr. McEttrick of 
Boston, remonstrances of R. F. Jermain and 591 others ; 



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1889. 321 

by Mr. Slocum of Newton, remonstrance of J. L. 
Atwood and others ; by Mr. Merrill of Quincy, remon- 
strance of George A. Badger and others; and by Mr. 
Hutchinson of Lexington, remonstrance of A. W. Bryant 
and others, — severally, against any change in the laws 
relating to.the practice of medicine. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 

By Mr. Barnes of Chelsea, remonstrances of Whalls width of rime 

or wftffoo 

Milton Express and others, and Houghton, Coolidge & wheels. 
Co. and others ; by Mr. Haseltine of Lawrence, remon- 
strance of A. W. Stearns and others ; by Mr. Pierce 
of Watertown, remonstrance of Albert C. Warren and 
others ; and by Mr. McCall of Winchester, remonstrance 
of D. B. Winn and others, — severally, against any law 
changing the width of rims of wagon wheels. 

By Mr. Ferren of Stoneham, remonstrance of W. B7 J^JJEJ^ 
Stevens and 994 other legal voters of the town of Stone- 
ham, against setting off a portion of the town of Stoneham 
and annexing said part to the town of Wakefield. 

By Mr. Mellen *l Worcester, petition of Owen J. *$$£*%£ 
Reynolds and others for legislation prohibiting the employ- either state, ' 

<•. i- i- i i_ Pi. l -xi_ lux 1 county or muni. 

ment of alien labor on public works, either btate, county cipai. 
or municipal. 

By the same gentleman, petition of Owen J. Reynolds f2^£^ per ". 
and others for legislation to prohibit the system of fines 
for imperfect weaving. 

Severally placed on file. 

Papers from the Senate. 

A report of the committee on Fisheries and Game, wild fowl. 
leave to withdraw, on the petition of Eben F. Weeks and 
others for such legislation as will give to citizens the priv- 
ilege, between high and low water mark, of shooting wild 
fowl (and petitions in aid thereof), accepted by the 
Senate, was read and placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 

A Bill in addition to an Act to incorporate the Gurnet co^an 3 ^ 8 * 
Bridge. Company and to authorize the building of a bridge 
from Powder Point to Salter's Beach in the town of Dux- 
bury (reported on a petition), passed to be engrossed by 
the Senate, was read and ordered to a second reading. 

A Bill to establish the salary of the chief examiner of the salary of chief 
Civil JService Commission (reported on an order) ; and oKusemi!© 

Commission. 



322 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

Resolves : 
Georg. wwte. j n f avor f George White ; and 

EiSthXeS Id favor of J ftm © 8 K. Beede, William B. Potter and 

ment,M.#M. Wallace P. Balcom; 

Severally reported on a petition, and severally passed to 
be engrossed by the Senate, were severally read and re- 
ferred, under the rule, to the committee on Finance. 

Stlw^us? ftih. A petition of Edward Morris and others, that the weigh- 
ing of fresh salt-water fish by a public weigher be made 
compulsory, was referred, in concurrence, to the com- 
mittee on Fisheries and Game. 

I?us?n2t er A petition of Ezra Kelley and others, for legislation to 

New r BedJSd n ena ^^ e *he county commissioners of Bristol County to 
and Fairhaven. build a bridge over the Acushnet River between New Bed- 
ford and Fairhaven, was referred, in concurrence, to the 
committee on Harbors and Public Lands. 

RosannaLock. The House petition of Rosanna Lockaby and others, 
for the payment to them of a sum of money belonging to 
the estate of Joanna Gallaher, ancrtleposited in the State 
Treasury by a public administrator, came down concurred 
in the suspension of the 12th Joint Rule. 

Reports of Committees. 

S^T^commta. ^ ^ r# Wardwell of Haverhill, from the committee on 
sionen. the Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative 

to making women eligible to appointment as special com- 
missioners to administer oaths, to take depositions and to 
take acknowledgments of deeds. 
£ ft Mpoo" inB ° r ^y ^ r - Dewey of Boston, from the same committee, 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to making 
towns, cities or counties liable for damages in certain cases 
in consequence of the defective construction of, or want of 
proper care in maintaining, catch-basins or cesspools. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 

women m By Mr. Dewey of Boston, from the committee on the 

s{oner». comm " Judiciary, on a petition, a Bill enlarging and defining the 

powers of women appointed special commissioners. 
Estate of hua- By Mr. Rowell of Methuen, from the committee on Pro- 
lands. 11 es bate and Insolvency, on an order, a Bill to amend chapter 

147 of the Public Statutes, relating to certain rights and 

liabilities of husband and wife. 



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1889. 323 

By Mr. Slocum of Newton, from the committee on Quincy^-w- 
Cities, on a petition, a Bill to authorize the city of Quincy MMtandVoinn. 
to pay certain engineers and volunteer firemen. *« firemen. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Alden of Middleborough, from the committee cuncaiaMtat- 
on Public Service, on an order, a Bill to provide extra retf^/of pro- 
clerical assistance for the register of probate of the county county . BrI " t ° 1 
of Bristol. Read and referred, under the rule, to the 
committee on Finance. 



Reconsideration. 

Mr. Lovell of Boston moved to reconsider the vote 
whereby the House on Thursday last rejected the Resolve 
providing for an agent to care for the property acquired 
for the better accommodation of the State government, 
under chapter 349 of the Acts of the year 1888. The 
motion prevailed ; and, the question recurring on passing 
the resolve to be engrossed, it was carried, and the resolve 
was passed to be engrossed and sent up for concurrence. 



Taken from the Table. 

On motions of Mr. Ward well of Haverhill, the report "^ffijffi^ 
of the committee on Military Affairs, leave to withdraw, 
on the petition of F. A. Osgood and others of the Eighth 
Regiment, M. V. M., for an appropriation to defray ex- 
penses to attend the inauguration ceremonies at Wash- 
ington, March 4, 1889, was taken from the table and was 
postponed for further consideration until to-morrow, to 
be placed second in the orders of the day. 



Orders of the Day. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Roads and Bridges, inexpedient to orders of the 
legislate, on an order relative to limiting loads carried on Day " 
highways and defining the width of tires used in trans- 
porting heavy loads thereon, and providing compensation 
to towns and other parties bound to repair highways for 
damage caused by excessive use thereof, and sundry peti- 
tions relative to the subject ; and 

Of the committee on Street Railways, leave to with- 
draw, on the petition of B. C. Perkins of Salem for legis- 



324 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

lation to prevent nuisances on street railroads by intoxi- 
cated persons; 

Were severally accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

Bills : 

To authorize the city of Lawrence to maintain a bridge 
over the North Canal of the Essex Company on Union 
Street in said city ; 

Providing for printing the journals of the Senate and 
House of Representatives ; 

To authorize the city of Boston to incur indebtedness 
outside of the debt limit, to complete its new public 
library building; 

To regulate the taking of fish in certain streams within 
the limits of the town of Randolph ; and 

To authorize the Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear 
Infirmary to hold additional real and personal estate ; and 

Resolves : 

In favor of Maria Gragg ; 

In favor of John Flanagan ; 

Jn favor of Mary A. S. Batterman ; 

In favor of Augustus A. Lewis ; 

In favor of Catherine B. Burroughs ; 

Providing for the printing of 1,200 extra copies of the 
report of the Board of Registration in Dentistry ; 

In favor of Joseph Nagle ; 

In favor of Antoinette J. Dalton ; 

In favor of Annie Hines ; 

In favor of Eveline E. Leach ; and 

In favor of Sarah E. Whiting ; 

Were severally read a second time, and ordered to a 
third reading. 

Bills : 

Relating to the use of buildings in the city of Boston 
for stables ; 

To establish the polls and estates of the several cities 
and towns in the Commonwealth ; 

Requiring savings banks and institutions for savings 
to make an accurate trial balance of their depositors' 
ledgers ; 

To amend section 1 of chapter 253 of the Acts of the 
year 1884, relating to the location in which a savings 
hank or institution for savings may transact its principal 
business ; 

To amend the charter of the Old Ladies' Home Asso- 
ciation ; 



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1889. 325 

Making appropriations for expenses authorized the 
present year, and for certain other expenses authorized 
by law ; 

Concerning the employment of clerks and other assist- 
ance in the department of the Secretary of the Common- 
wealth ; 

To amend section 19 of chapter 116 of the Public 
Statutes, relating to deposits in savings banks ; and 

To amend section 1 of chapter 310 of the Acts of the 
year 1888, in relation to the equipment of fire departments 
with apparatus for the saving of life at fires ; and the 

Resolve authorizing the Governor and Council to procure 
assistance in perfecting the plan for the better accommo- 
dation of the State government, and also reliable estimates 
of the cost of construction ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be engrossed 
and sent up for concurrence. 

Bills : 

To authorize the Black Rocks and Salisbury Beach 
Street Railway Company to increase its capital stock, ex- 
tend its location, issue bonds and mortgage its property 
and franchise ; 

To authorize the Holyoke Water Power Company to 
increase its capital stock ; 

To authorize the Granite Mills to increase its capital 
stock ; 

To authorize the city of Boston to supply Moon Island 
and Long Island with pure water ; and 

To allow the Internationa] Trust Company to increase 
its capital stock, and to hold real estate suitable for the 
transaction of its business ; 

Were severally read a third time, and were passed to 
be engrossed, in concurrence. 

The Bill to annex a part of the town of Stoneham to the 
town of Wakefield was read a third time and considered. 
Mr. Ferren of Stoneham moved to amend in section 1 by 
striking out in lines tf, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 the words 
" nine degrees and thirty-three minutes east, three thou- 
sand five hundred and nine feet, to a stake in the southerly 
line of Elm street ; thence south forty-nine degrees and 
thirty-five minutes east, three thousand one hundred and 
seventy-two feet," and substituting in place thereof the 
words "twenty-eight degrees and thirty-five minutes 
east, hix thonannd throe hundred and thirty feet. ,, After 



346 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

debate, the amendment was rejected by a vote of 65 to 84, 
and the bill was passed to be engrossed and sent up for 
concurrence by a vote of 88 to 60. 

The report of the committee on Labor, leave to with- 
draw, on the petition of John M. Berry for a State loan to 
enable laborers to build homesteads, was considered. Mr. 
Mellen of Worcester moved to amend by the substitution 
of a " Bill to promote the establishment of benevolent 
building associations." After debate, the amendment was 
rejected, and the report was accepted and sent up for 
concurrence. 

The Bill to provide for the appointment of a superin- 
tendent of streets in towns was read a third time, and 
considered. Mr. McCooey of Blackstone moved to 
amend by striking out section 1 and inserting a new 
section, as follows : " Section 1. At each annual town 
meeting a superintendent of streets shall be elected by a 
popular vote of the people, and he shall serve as superin- 
tendent of streets for the term of one year ; " also in line 
2 of section 1, by striking out the words "under the 
direction of the selectmen ; " also in section 4 by striking 
out in lines 1, 2, 3 and 4 the words '• When in the 
judgment of the selectmen the best interests of the 
town so require, said superintendent may be removed 
from his office by said board ; and ; " also in line 6 of 
section 4 by striking out the word " removal;" also in 
line 9 of section 4 by striking out the word "appointed," 
and inserting in place thereof the word "elected;" also 
by striking out section 5 and inserting in place thereof a 
new section, as follows: "Sect. 5. Said superintend- 
ent shall be placed under such bonds as the selectmen 
may require for a faithful discharge of his duties, and 
shall receive such compensation for his services as the 
town may by vote determine." Pending these amend- 
ments, and pending the main question on the engrossment 
of the bill, it was, on motion of Mr. Farren of Boston, 
postponed for farther consideration until to-morrow ; and, 
on motion of Mr. Stover of Haverhill, it was placed third 
in the orders of the day. 



On motion of Mr. Worth of Boston, at two minutes 
before four o'clock the House adjourned. 



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1889. 327 



Tuesday, February 26, 1889. 

Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Milton of Waltham, petitions of J. T. Shepard waithwn. 
and 352 others, of Byron B. Johnson and 56 others, of 
Ambrose Webster arid 22 others, and of A. M. Goodale 
and 165 others, — severally, in aid of the petition to 
amend the charter of the city of Waltham. 

By the same gentleman, remonstrances of Timothy ibid. 
Leary and 122 others, of W. A. Adams and 36 others, 
and of George L. Mayberry and 29 others, — severally, 
against amending the charter of the city of Waltham. 

By Mr. Martin of Lynn, remonstrance of John Macnair Lynn. 
and 101 others-; and by Mr. Richards of Lynn, remon- 
strance of William G. S. Keene and others, — severally, 
against an extension of the time for the city of Lynn to 
conform to the law limiting the rate of taxation in cities. 

Severally referred to the committee on Cities. 

By Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, petition of Edward £jJ^ nt M of a a 
Roots and 75 others for the abolition of the payment of a ^" e ^ 8ite 
poll-tax as a prerequisite for voting. 

By the same gentleman, petition of Douglas Post, G. A. SJf** ' fran " 
R., for amendment to article 28 of the amendments to the 
Constitution, relative to soldiers exercising the right of 
franchise. 

Severally referred to the joint special committee on 
Constitutional Amendments. 

By Mr. Bancroft of Reading, petition of The Christian Teaching of 
Alliance of Eastern Massachusetts for legislation amending SXoii! npabUc 
chapter 332 of the Acts of the year 1885, in relation to 
teaching morals in the public schools. Referred to the 
committee on Education, under a suspension of the 12th 
Joint Rule. 

By Mr. Marchant of Edgartown, remonstrance of i?£££££ ni 0l 
Amoz Smith and others against any change in chapter 75 *>'**«* poSu. 



328 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Eight hour* a 
day's work. 



Tour-workers 
in paper mills. 



of the Acts of the year 1881, relative to the appointing"/)! 
commissioners for each of the ponds named in said Act as 
petitioned for by David Fisher and others. Referred to 
.the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

By Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, petition of C. H. 
Hyatt and 500 others for such legislation as will fix the 
hours of labor for State, city, county and town employees 
at eight hours per day. 

By Mr. O'Neil of Boston, petition of Charles C. King 
and others; by Mr. McDonald of Pittsfield, petition of 
Michael Ryan and others ; by Mr. Eldredge of Chicopee, 
petition of James Brown and others ; by Mr. Sullivan of 
Lawrence, petition of G. S. McKenny and others ; and 
by Mr. Keane of Holyoke, petition of C. C. Hunter and 
others, — severally, for legislation for, less hours of labor 
for tour-workers in paper mills. 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, petition of Owen J. 
Reynolds and others for legislation fixing the hours of 
labor for women and minors under eighteen years of age 
at fifty- four per week. 

By the same gentleman, petition of Owen J. Reynolds 
and others for such legislation as will fix the hours of 
labor for State, city and town employees at eight per 
day. 

Severally referred to the committee on Labor. 

By Mr. Conwell of Provincetown, petition of Post 55, 
A. R., of Provincetown, for legislation repealing the 
laws in relation to pauper aid for indigent soldiers and 
sailors. Referred to the committee on Military A flairs. 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, petition of Owen J. Rey- 
nolds and others to prohibit the use of steam-power 
machinery in penal institutions for manufacturing and 
mechanical purposes. Referred to the committee on 
Prisons. 

By Mr. McDonough of Boston, petition of Kenneth 
Cranford and others for the exemption from tax of all 
products of labor, personal property and improvements 
upon land, and providing for the collection of all public 
revenue from the value created by society, by a single tax 
upon the rental or site value of land. Referred to the 
committee on Taxation. 
a™ watar tup- j}y jfl r Pinkerton of Worcester, petition of the town 
of Avon, in addition to the petition of said town for an 



Hon re of labor 
for women and 
minora under 
eighteen yean 
of age at fifty- 
four per week. 

Eight hours a 
day's work. 



Pauper aid for 
indigent soldiers ~ 
and sailors. (jr 



Steam-power 
machinery in 
penal institu- 
tions for manu- 
facturing and 
mechanical pur- 
poses. 



Taxation of 
land. 



TUESDAY, FEBRUAEY 26, 1889. 329 

Act to supply said town with water. Referred to the com- 
mittee on Water Supply. 

By Mr. Keane of Holyoke, petition of J. J. Callanan woman »uf- 
and others; by Mr. Pillsbury of Boston, petition of frage ' 
Thomas J. Emery and others ; by Mr. Bigelow of Graf- 
ton, petition of Mrs. A. J. Snow and others; by Mr. 
Blodgett of Templeton, petition of W. S. Woodcock and 
others ; by Mr. Dewey of Boston, petition of Aaron v P. 
Beau and others ; and by Mr. Spring of Holliston, peti- 
tion of Rev. J. Neal and others, — severally, for the 
enactment of a law enabling women to vote in all town 
and municipal elections and affairs, including the question 
of granting liquor licenses. 

Severally referred to the committee on Woman Suf- 
frage. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Lovell of Boston, remonstrances of Willard Ames Practice of 
and others, and Charles W. Nickerson and others ; by Mr. mediolne - 
Albree of Boston, remonstrance of Eben Tourjee and 
others; by Mr. Brooks of Springfield, remonstrance of 
George Woods and others; by Mr. Tripp of Boston, 
remonstrance of A. B. Parker and others ; by Mr. Hol- 
brook of Athol, remonstrance of Daniel Bigelow and 
others ; by Mr. Witt of Boston, remonstrance of S. H. 
Thaxter and others ; by Mr. Bicknell of Boston, remon- 
strance of A. W. Mitchell and others ; by Mr. Smalley of 
Nantucket, remonstrances of Dr. Levi J. Smith and others, 
and of Eben Cobb and others ; by Mr. Bonney of Pembroke, 
remonstrance of Joseph E. Merritt and others ; by Mr. 
Wyman of Hyde Park, remonstrance of A. Hosmer and 
others ; and by Mr. Hixon of Chelsea, remonstrances of 
Christopher J. Smith and others, and of G. F. Slight and 
others, — severally, against any change in the lawa relat- 
ing to the practice of medicine. • 

By Mr. Kennedy of Boston, petition of Daniel L. ^"JJJJJJ 1 ™' of 
Furber and others for such an amendment to the Sunday Sunday. 
law that the letting of yachts and boats .shall not include 
the employment of tug-boats, except in cases of necessity. 

By Mr. McCooey of Black stone, petition of John Lien law. 
Donahue and 100 others for amendment of the lien law so 
as to better protect the claims of workmen for wages 
earned. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 



330 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Examination of 
engineer* to ran 
stationary en- 
gines. 



Accommoda- 
tion of the 
courts at Taun- 
ton. 



Width of rims 
of wagon 
wheels. 



Fines for imper- 
fect weaving. 



By Mr. Sanger of Cambridge, petition of J. E. Dickin- 
son and othera, relative to requiring all persons in charge 
of stationary engines to pass examination as to qualifica- 
tions for such positions. Referred to the committee on 
the Judiciary, under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule, 
and sent up for concurrence in the suspension of the rule. 

By Mr. White of Taunton, petition of R. Henry Hall, 
mayor of Taunton, and others, that the county commis- 
sioners of Bristol County be authorized to take and hold 
certain lands for the better accommodation of the courts 
and of the county at Taunton. Referred to the com- 
mittee on County Estimates. 

By Mr. Raymond of Somerville, remonstrance of J. M. 
Jones & Co. and others against any change in the laws 
relating to the width of rims of wagon wheels. 

By Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, petition of F. H. Bux- 
ton and 300 others for abolishment of the fine system for 
imperfect weaving in textile industries. 

Severally placed on file. 



Taxation of real 
estate. 



Marlborough 
water loan. 



Salary of judge 
of probate ana 
insolvency for 
Middlesex 
County. 
State Board of 
Health. 



Voting by 



{>roxy at meet- 
ngs of street 
railway com- 
panies. 

President and 
Fellows of Har- 
vard College. 



Papers from (he Senate^ 

Bills : 

Relating to the ownership of real estate for the pur- 
poses of taxation (being a new draft of a bill introduced 
on leave in the House) ; and 

To authorize the town of Marlborough to make an addi- 
tional water loan (reported on a petition) ; 

Severally passed to be engrossed by the Senate, were 
severalty read and ordered to a second reading. 

A Bill to establish the salary of the judge of probate 
and insolvency for the county of Middlesex (reported on 
an order) ; and a 

Resolve relative to printing two thousand extra copies 
of the report of the State Board of Health on the sewer- 
age of the Mystic and Charles River valleys (reported on 
an order) ; 

Severally passed, to be engrossed by the Senate, were 
severally read and referred, under the rule, to the com- 
tee on Finance. 

Bills: 

Relative to voting by proxy at meetings of street rail- 
way companies ; and 

To enlarge the power of the President and Fellows of 
Harvard College to hold taxable real estate ; 



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1889. 331 

Severally passed to be engrossed by the Senate, were 
severally read and referred to the committee on the Judi- 
ciary. 

The following petitions were referred, in concur- 
rence : — 

Petition of Amasa Norcross and others in aid of the New England 
petition of the New England Conservatory of Music for SSSoT* 10 ' 7 ° 
aid from the Commonwealth. To the committee on Edu- 
cation. 

Petition of Joseph Ferguson and others for legislation Tonr-worke« 
for less hours of labor for tour- workers in paper mills. to p * per milli * 
To the committee on Labor. 

Petition of Amasa Norcross and others for an appro- Hospital cot- 
priation in aid of the Hospital Cottages for Children. To !£ln. fpr hil " 
the committee on Public Charitable Institutions, under 
a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule. 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. McCall of Winchester, from the committee on Medical exam- 
the Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, on an order rela- iDer *" 
tive to the appointment of additional medical examiners. 

By Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, from the same com- official ste- 
mittee. inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to so nogrftphera * 
amending section 2 of chapter 291 of the Acts of the year 
1885 as to make it obligatory on the stenographer to re- 
port civil cases only when requested by counsel employed 
in the case or by the presiding justice. 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, inex- ibid. 
pedient to legislate, on an order relative to providing that 
official stenographers shall receive annual salaries, instead 
'of the present per diem compensation. 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, in- ibid. 
expedient to legislate, on an order relative to changing 
the law concerning official stenographers, so that they 
shall attend all trials of criminal cases, and be paid an 
additional per diem allowance. 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, lDid . 
leave to withdraw, on the petitions of F. A. Gaskill and 
others for such legislation as will provide for the attend- 
ance of official stenographers at important criminal trials. 

By Mr. Sanger of Boston, from the committee on Pro- Bonds of admin. 
bate and Insolvency, inexpedient to legislate, on an order iltrators - 



332 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Mary Fen ton. 



relative to fixing by law the amount of bond to be fur- 
nished by administrators. 



Horace Draper, 
—Battery A, M. 
V. M. 



Susan Ann 
Stewart. 



Samuel Hill- 
man. 



Sagamore 
Cemetery Asso- 
ciation. 



Union Invest- 
ment Associa- 
tion of Boston. 



Lowell,— pro- 

1>rietors of 
ocks and 
canals on Mer- 
rimack River. 



City Hospital in 
Quincy. 



Public health,— 
connection of 
buildings with 
sewers. 



Time of sitting 
of superior 
court in the 
county of 
Dukes County. 



Bv Mr. 



Dallinger 



of Cambridge, from the committee 



on Military Affairs, leave to withdraw, at her own request, 
on the petition of Mary Fenton for State aid. 

By Mr. Kemp of Cambridge, from the same committee, 
leave to withdraw, on the petition of Horace Draper and 
another that they may be reimbursed for loss sustained 
from injury to a horse belonging to them while doing 
duty for the State at the annual fall drill of Baltery A, 
M. V. M., in 1886. 

By Mr. Spring of Holliston, from the same committee, 
leave to withdraw, on the petition of Susan Ann Stewart 
that she may be made eligible to receive State aid. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 

By Mr. Wales of Attleborough, from the committee on 
Expenditures, on a petition, a Resolve in favor of Samuel 
Hrllman. 

By Mr. Lincoln of Wrentham, from the committee on 
Mercantile Affairs, on a petition, a Bill to incorporate the 
Sagamore Cemetery Association. 

By Mr. Bigelow of Grafton, from the same committee, 
on a petition, a Bill to incorporate the Union Investment 
Association of Boston. 

By Mr. Barker of Maiden, from the same committee, 
on a petition, a Bill to authorize the proprietors of the 
locks and canals on Merrimack River to discontinue a part 
of the lower free landing in the city of Lowell. 

By Mr. Adams of Quincy, from the same committee, on 
a petition, a Bill to incorporate the City Hospital in the 
city of Quincy. 

By Mr. Brown of North Adams, from the committee ' 
on Public Health, on an order, a Bill enabling towns to 
authorize boards of health to enfore regulations concern- 
ing house drainage. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Dubuque of Fall River, from the committee on 
the Judiciary, that the Bill (introduced on leave) chang- 
ing the time of the sitting of the superior court in the 
county of Dukes County ought to pass 

Placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow for a 
second reading. 



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1889. 333 



Taken from the Table. 

On motions of Mr. Hildreth of Holyoke, the report of }J ! 5JJ{ n 2f mged 
the committee on the Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, n *"' 
on an order relative to legislation requiring all persons 
under twenty-one years of age to file with the clerk of 
the city or town in which they intend to transact business 
an affidavit to that effect, was taken from the table, and was 
postponed and placed in the orders of the day for to-mor- 
row. 

On motion of Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, the following 
order was taken from the table and considered : — 

Ordered, That a joint special committee be appointed, ofTroJSce ner 
to consist of seven members on the part of the House with **"*- 
such as the Senate may join, to investigate into the 
affairs of the office of Abner C. Goodell, Commissioner of 
Province Laws, to ascertain if there is any foundation to 
stories of improper treatment of the employees of said 
office, and also to investigate the manner in which the 
business of said office has been done and expenditures 
made, and all such other matters in connection with said 
commission and commissioner which may seem to the 
committee expedient. And full power is given to said 
committee to send for all persons and papers in connec- 
tion therewith. And that the committee report to the 
present General Court at its earliest convenience. 

Mr. Sanger of Cambridge moved to strike out the word 
" seven'' in line 2 and insert in place thereof the word 
" three." Mr. Gilman of Newton moved to strike out the 
word ' ' seven " in line 2 and insert in place thereof the word 
" five." The question was first put on allowing the 
word " seven w to stand in the order, which question pre- 
vailed, and the order was adopted and sent up for concur- 
rence. 

Bills Enacted and Resolves Passed. 

Engrossed bills : 

Authorizing the Amesbury and Salisbury Agricultural Biiie enacted. 
and Horticultural Society to hold additional real and per- 
sonal estate ; 

T% authorize the planting, cultivating and digging of 
clams in and around the shores of Gloucester ; and 

In relation to sales and mortgages of trust estates ; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; and 



334 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Recolvei 
paaied. 



To incorporate the Everett Savings Bank in the town 
of Everett (which originated in the Senate) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent 
to the Senate. 

Engrossed resolves : 

Providing for printing an additional number of copies 
of the report of the Railroad Commissioners ; and 

In favor of the Massachusetts Agricultural College; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; 

Were severally passed, signed and sent to the Senate. 



Orders of the 
Pay. 



Orders of the Day. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on the Judiciary, inexpedient to 
legislate : 9 

On an order relative to making women eligible to ap- 
pointment as special commissioners to administer oaths, to 
take depositions and to take acknowledgments of deeds ; 
and 

On an order relative to making towns, cities or coun- 
ties liable for damages arising from the overflow of defec- 
tive catch-basins or cesspools ; 

Were severally accepted. 

The report (S.) of the committee on Fisheries and Game, 
leave to withdraw, on petitions of Eben F. Weeks and 
others for such legislation as will give to citizens the 
privilege, between high and low water mark, of shooting 
wild fowl, was accepted, in concurrence. 

Bills : 

To authorize the city of Quincy to pay certain engi- 
neers and volunteer firemen ; 

Enlarging and defining the powers of women appointed 
special commissioners ; and 

In addition to an Act to incorporate the Gurnet Bridge 
Company and to authorize the building of a bridge from 
Powder Point to Salter's Beach in the town of Duxbury ; 

Were severally read a second time, and ordered to a 
third reading. 

Bills : . # 

To authorize the city of Lawrence to maintain a bridge 

over the North Canal of the Essex Company on Union 

Street in said city ; and 



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1889. 335 

Providing for printing the journals of the Senate and 
House of Representatives ; and 

Resolves : 

In favor of Maria Gragg ; 

In favor of John Flanagan ; 

In favor of Mary A. S. Battennan ; 

In favor of Augustus A. Lewis ; and 

In favor of Catherine B. Burroughs ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be en- 
grossed, and sent up for Concurrence. 

Bills : 

To regulate the taking of fish in certain streams withui 
the limits of the towu of Randolph ; 

To authorize the Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear 
Infirmary to hold additional real and personal estate ; and 

To authorize the city of Boston to incur indebtedness 
outside of the debt limit, to complete its new public 
library building ; and 

Resolves : 

Providing for the printing of 1,200 extra copies of the 
report of the Board of Registration in Dentistry ; 

In favor of Joseph Nagle ; 

In favor of Antoinette J. Dalton ; 

In favor of Annie Hines ; 

In favor of Evelitfe E. Leach; and 

In favor of Sarah E. Whiting ; 

Were severally read a third time, and were passed to 
be engrossed, in concurrence. Rule .15 was suspended, 
on motion of Mr. Frost of Boston, in the case of the last- 
named bill. 

The report of the committee on Towns, leave to with- 
draw, on the petitions of C. M. Barrett and others for a 
division of the town of Medford and the incorporation of 
a new town by the name of Brooks, was further consid- 
ered. Mr. Perkins moved to amend by the substitution 
of a " Bill to incorporate the town of Brooks." After 
debate, the motion to substitute was lost by a vote of 48 
to 107, and the report was accepted in concurrence. 



On motion of Mr. Dubuque of Fall River, at twenty- 
five minutes before five o'clock the House adjourned. 



336 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



City of Haver- 
hill. 



Wednesday, February 27, 1889. 

Met according to adjournment. 

Prayer was offered by the Rev. Mr. Dowse, Chaplain 



of the Senate. 



Introduced ot Leave. 



By Mr. Ward we II of Haverhill, a Bill to authorize the 
city of Haverhill to fill and grade the landing near Wash- 
ington Square. Read and referred to the committee on 
Cities, under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule, and 
sent up for concurrence. 



Petitions Presented. 

coMe^ftoJyof B y Mr - Sanger of Cambridge, petition of Oliver H. 

Music. Durrell and others in aid of the petition of the New Eng- 

land Conservatory of Music for aid from the Common- 
wealth. Referred to the committee on Education. 



NeU and gill, 
nets in Buz- 
zard's Bay. 



House of cor- 
rection in East 
Cambridge. 



Woman suf- 
frage. 



Practice of 
medicine. 



By Mr. Purrington of Mattapoisett, petition of James 
W. Austin and others for the repeal of chapter 197 of the 
Acts of the year 1887, relative to letting nets and gill- 
nets within one-half mile of the shores of Mattapoisett. 
Referred to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

By Mr. Coveney of Cambridge, remonstrance of John 
P. Squire and others against any legislation which would 
result in the discontinuance of Thorndike Street in East 
Cambridge, between Second and Third streets and the 
lots occupied by the house of correction and court house. 
Referred to the committee on Prisons. 

By Mr. Merrill of Quincy, petition of Mrs. O. M. 
Whittier and others for the enactment of a law enabling 
women to vote in all town and municipal elections and 
affairs, including the question ot granting liquor licenses. 
Referred to the committee on Woman Suffrage. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Tompkins of New Bedford, remonstrance of 
James Dahl and 102 others ; by Mr. Giddings of Great 
Barrington, remonstrance of Dr. Louisa M. Clark and 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1889. 837 

others ; by Mr. Hanson of Lowell, remonstrance of Julia 
Butterfield and others ; by Mr. Grant of Revere, remon- 
strance of Arthur B. Curtis and others ; by Mr. Sanger 
of Boston, remonstrance of William C. Brown and others ; 
by Mr. Crowley of Boston, remonstrance of John S. 
Chapin and others ; by Mr. McEttrick of Boston, remon- 
strance of Rebecca C. Percival and others ; by Mr. Alden of 
Duxbury, remonstrance of J. F. Howland and others; by 
Mr. Fottler of Boston, remonstrance of Annie M. Hanna- 
ford and others ; by Mr. Morison of Boston, remonstrance 
of A. L. Gladwin and others ; by Mr. Lattimore of Bos- 
ton, remonstrance of Walter J. Bates and 118 others ; 
and by Mr. Brewer of Boston, remonstrance of Nathaniel 
E. Hart and others, — severally, against any change in 
the law relating to the practice of medicine. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 

Papers from the Senate. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Fisheries and Game, inexpedient Protection of 
to legislate, on an order relative to further legislation for an°d%rivate* 
the protection of trout brooks and private lands from tres- £S£era? m tre "~ 
passers, or of such amendment of chapter 308 of the 
Acts of the year 1884 as shall extend the provisions 
thereof to fish as well as to game ; and 

Of the committee on Harbors and Public Lands, leave ThomwH . 
to withdraw, at their own request, on the petition of River ship 
Thomas H. Bacon and others for an act of incorporation p«j! Com * 
as the Bass River Ship Canal Company ; 

Severally accepted by the Senate, were several \y read 
and placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow. 

A Bill relative to persuading or aiding seamen who seamen. 
have received advanced wages not to proceed on the voy- 
age for which they have shipped, passed to be engrossed 
by the Senate, was read and referred to the committee on 
the Judiciary. 

A Resolve in favor of Mary K. Johnson (reported on a Mary k. John- 
petition), passed to be engrossed by the Senate, was read BOn ' 
and referred, under the rule, to the committee on 
Finance. 

A petition of the Springfield Blanket Company and Jj^J™* * 
others that the county commissioners of Hampden County River betS^ 1 
be authorized and directed to construct a bridge across wiiTi^,^* 



338 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Taxation of 
vessels engaged 
in the foreign 
carrying trade. 



Fines for imper- 
fect weaving. 



the Connecticut River between the city of Holyoke and 
Willimansett in the town of Chicopee, was referred, in 
concurrence, to the committee on Roads and Bridges. 

A petition of the mayor and aldermen of Newburyport 
that the provisions of section 10 of chapter 11 of the Pub- 
lic Statutes, relative to the taxation of vessels engaged in 
the foreign carrying trade, be extended for five years, 
was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Taxa- 
tion. 

A remonstrance of James Legg & Co. against any 
legislation tending to abolish fines tor imperfect weaving, 
came down for concurrence in its reference to the com- 
mittee on Labor. The subject-matter having been re- 
ported upon in the House, the remonstrance was placed 
on file. 



Salaries in the 
department of 
the Treasurer 
and Receiver- 
QeneraL 



Tenure of office 
of superintend- 
ents of schools. 



Duties of 
boards of exam- 
iners. 



Agricultural 
Experiment 
Station. 



Trustees of free 
public libraries 
and of reading- 
rooms in towns. 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Wales of Attleborough, from the committee 
on Finance, asking to be discharged from the further con- 
sideration of so much of the annual report of the Treas- 
urer and Receiver-General as relates to the salaries of the 
paying and receiving teller and third clerk and fund clerk 
in the Treasurer's department, and recommending that 
the same be referred to the committee on Public Service. 
Read and accepted, and sent up for concurrence in the 
reference. 

By Mr. McEttrick of Boston, from the committee on 
Education, no legislation necessary, on the report of the 
State Board of Education on the tenure of office of super- 
intendents of schools. Read and placed in the orders of 
the day for to-morrow. 

By Mr. McCall of Winchester, from the committee on 
the Judiciary, on an order, a Bill repealing sections 32 
and 33 of chapter 23 of the Public Statutes, relating to 
the duties of boards of examiners. 

By Mr. Paige of Amherst, from the committee on Agri- 
culture, on an order, a Bill to amend chapter 212 of the 
Acts of the year 1887, relative to a grant of money by 
the Congress of the United States for the support of 
agricultural experiments within the Commonwealth. 

By Mr. Davis of Somerville, from the committee on 
Education, on an order and a petition, a Bill to amend 
chapter 304 of the Acts of the year 1888, relating to the 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1889. 339 

election and the powers and duties of trustees of free 
libraries, or of free public libraries and reading-rooms, in 
towns. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Perkins of Cambridge, from the committee on Arthur L.H*nt- 
the Judiciary, that the Senate Resolve confirming the acts ngton " 
of Arthur L. Huntington as a justice of the peace ought 
to pass. 

By Mr. Wales of Attlebo rough, from the committee on George white. 
Finance, that the Senate Resolve in favor of George 
White ought to pass. 

By Mr. Russell of Douglas, from the same committee, state Board of 
that the Senate Resolve relative to printing two thousand erageo'rthJ w " 
extra copies of the report of the State Board of Health on ch7r1e»R?ver 
the sewerage of the Mystic and Charlies River valleys valle y»- 
ought to pass. 

By Mr. Bixby of Brockton, from the same committee, support of the 
that the Senate Bill to further provide for the support of D p?he com-" 16 
the criminal insane by the Commonwealth ought to pass. monwea,th - 

By Mr. Carter of Lowell, from the same committee, county of 
that the Bill for arranging and indexing the probate a^Sngani 
records of the county of Hampshire ought to pass. batTrecoKia." 

By Mr. Norcross of Medford, from the same committee, ¥ a £*°i h t ||J2 to 
that the Bill providing for printing additional copies of coiVege. ura 
the report of the trustees of the Massachusetts Agricultu- 
ral College ought to pass. 

Severally placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow 
for a second reading. 

By Mr. Reed of Framingbam, from the committee on David j. Lantz. 
Military Affairs, on a petition, a Resolve in favor of 
David J. Lantz. 

By Mr. Bliss of Warren, from the committee on Public Lyman school 
Charitable Institutions, on a petition, a Resolve providing we»thorough. 
for certain alterations and repairs in Lyman Hall at the 
Lyman School for Boys at Westborough. 

Severally read and referred, under the rule, to the com- 
mittee on Finance. 

Hour of Meeting. 

On motion of Mr. Wyman of Hyde Park, — 
Voted, That, when the House adjourns on Friday next, Town meeting*, 
it be to meet on the following Tuesday, at 2 o'clock p.m. 



340 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Bill* enacted. 



Orden of the 
Day. 



Bills Unacted. 

Engrossed bills : 

To enablo cities to change their boards of registrars 
of voters, so that the city clerk shall not be a member 
thereof; and 

To establish the salary of the auditor of accounts ; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; 

To authorize the Granite Mills to increase its capital 
stock; 

To authorize the Black Rocks and Salisbury Beach 
Street Railway Company to increase its capital stock, to 
extend its location, issue bonds and mortgage its property 
and franchise ; 

To allow the International Trust Company to increase 
its capital stock, and to hold real estate suitable for the 
transaction of its business ; 

To authorize the city of Boston to incur indebtedness 
outside the debt limit, to complete its new public library 
building; 

To authorize the city of Boston to supply Moon Island 
and Long Island with pure water ; and 

To authorize the Holyoke Water Power Company to 
increase its capital stock ; 

(Which severally originated in the Senate) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent 
to the Senate. 

Orders of the Day. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on the Judiciary, inexpedient to 
legislate : 

On an order relative to the appointment of additional 
medical examiners ; 

On an order relative to so amending section 2 of 
chapter 291 of the Acts of 1885 as to make it obligatory 
on the stenographers to report civil cases only when 
requested by counsel employed in c the case or by the pre- 
siding justice ; 

On an order relative to providing that official stenog- 
raphers shall receive annual salaries instead of the present 
per diem compensation ; and 

On an order relative to changing the law concerning 
official stenographers so that they shall attend all trials of 
criminal cases and receive an additional per diem allow- 
ance ; and 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUAEY 27, 1889. 341 

Of the same committee, leave to withdraw, on the peti- 
tions of F. A. Gaskill and others for such legislation as 
will provide for the attendance of official stenographers at 
important criminal trials ; and 

Of the committee on Probate and Insolvency, inexpe- 
dient to legislate, on an order relative to fixing by law the 
amount of bond to be furnished as required by adminis- 
trators ; 

Were severally accepted. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Military Affairs, leave to with- 
draw, on the petition of Susan Ann Stewart that she may 
be made eligible to receive State aid ; and 

On the petition of Horace Draper and another that they 
may be reimbursed for loss sustained from injury to a 
horse belonging to them while doing duty for the State 
at the annual fall drill of Battery A, M. V. M., in 1886 ; 
and 

Of the same committee, leave to withdraw, at her own 
request, on the petition of Mary Fenton for State aid ; 

Were severally accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

Bills: 

To amend chapter 147 of the Public Statutes, relating 
to certain rights and liabilities of husband and wife ; 

To incorporate the Sagamore Cemetery Association ; 

To authorize the proprietors of the locks and canals 
on Merrimack River to discontinue a part of the lower 
free landing in the city of Lowell ; 
• To incorporate the city hospital in the city of Quincy ; 

Enabling towns to authorize boards of health to enforce 
regulations concerning house drainage ; 

Changing the time of the sitting of the superior court 
in the county of Dukes County ; and 

To authorize the town of Marlborough to make an 
additional water loan ; and 

Relating to the ownership of real estate for the purpose 
of taxation ; and the 

Resolve in favor of Samuel Hillman ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

Bills: - 

For the further protection, preservation and propaga- 
tion of lobsters ; 



342 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

To authorize the city of Quincy to pay certain engineers 
and volunteer firemen ; and 

Enlarging and defining the powers of women appointed 
special commissioners ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be engrossed 
and sent up for concurrence. 

The Bill in addition to an Act to incorporate the Gur- 
net Bridge Company and to authorize the building of a 
bridge from Powder Point to Salter's Beach in the town 
of Duxbury was read a third time, and was passed to be 
engrossed, in concurrence. 

The report of the committee on Military Affairs, leave 
to withdraw, on the petition of F. A. Osgood and others 
of the Eighth Regiment, M. V. M., for an appropriation 
to defray expenses to attend the inauguration of Presi- 
dent at Washington, March 4, 1889, was further consid- 
ered. Mr. Ward well of Haverhill moved to amend by the 
substitution of a " Resolve in favor of the Eighth Regi- 
ment, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia," which was read, 
and, after debate, was rejected by. a vote of 64 to 72 ; and 
the report was accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

The Bill to provide for the apppointment of a superin- 
tendent of streets in towns was further considered, the 
question being on its engrossment. The pending amend- 
ments, moved by Mr. McCooey of Blacks tone, were 
rejected. Various amendments, moved by Messrs. Smith 
of Leicester, Cook of Weymouth and Dearing of Brain- 
tree, were rejected ; and, after debate, the bill was passed 
to be engrossed and sent up for concurrence, by a vote of 
106 to 24. 

The report of the committee on the Judiciary, inex- 
pedient to legislate, on an order relative to legislation 
requiring all persons under twenty-one years of age to file 
with the clerk of the city or town in which they intend to 
transact business an affidavit to that effect, was further 
considered. Mr. Hildreth of Holyoke moved to amend 
by the substitution of a "Bill compelling minors doing 
business on their own account to file a certificate setting 
forth, such fact," which was read, and, after debate, was 
rejected by a vote of 20 to 71, and the report ^as accepted. 



On motion of Mr. Smith of Leicester, at ten minutes 
before four o'clock the House adjourned. 



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1889. 343 



Thurseiay, February 28, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Reports Received. 

The twenty-sixth annual report of the Massachusetts Mas.achu.etu 
Agricultural College was received, and was referred to the f$$£g*^ 
committee on Agriculture. 

The annual report of the Railroad Commissioners was Railroad com- 
received, and was referred to the committee on Railroads. miMlonere - 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Dallinger of Cambridge, petition of Harvey D. con«e5vSJor a 
Bod well and others; by Mr. Sohier of Beverly, petition of Music. 
of William E. Norwood and others ; and by Mr. Dame of 
Newbury, petition of W. H. Delano and 175 others, — 
severally, in aid of the petition of the New England Con- 
servatory of Music for aid from the Commonwealth. 

Severally referred to the committee on Education. 

By Mr. Dallinger of Cambridge, petitions of the Union Drawbridge of 
Boat Club of Boston ; Riverside Boat Club ; Bradford Au>a^^Cid 
Boat Club ; Crescent Boat Club of Boston ; and Robert F. f™ .tluSS. 
Herrick, captain of the Harvard Boat Club, and others, — 
severally, for legislation in regard to the drawbridge of 
the Boston and Albany Railroad near Cottage Farm sta- 
tion. Referred to the committee on Harbors and Public 
Lands. 

. By Mr. Keane of Holyoke, petition of Walter H. ^^fjJJ 
Borthwick and others for less hours of labor for tour- 
workers in paper mills. Referred to the committee on 
Labor. 

By Mr. Tompkins of New Bedford, petition of R. A. Pauper aid for 
Peirce Post, G. A. R., for the repealing of laws in rela- dterTand'eaii- 
tion to pauper aid for indigent soldiers and sailors. Re- on ' 
ferred to the committee on Military Affairs. 



344 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



rfS^5er ftte " By Mr. Crowley of Boston, petition of Frederick F. 

fan» on rail- Dougherty and others in aid of an order to regulate maxi- 
mum rates of passenger fares on railroads. Referred to 
the committee on Railroads. 



roade. 



Taxation of 
land. 



Practice of 
medicine. 



By Mr. Glasgow of Worcester, petition of P. A. Parker 
and others for the exemption from tax of all products of 
labor, personal property and improvements upon land, 
and providing for the collection of all public revenue from 
the value created by society, by a single tax upon the 
rental or site value of land. Referred to the committee 
on Taxation. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Atherton of Gill, remonstrance of Samuel C. 
Lincoln and others ; by Mr. Atwood of Boston, remon- 
strance of E. S. Gilford and others ; by Mr. Norcross of 
Medford, remonstrance of C. M. Ball and others ; and by 
Mr. Tripp of Boston, remonstrance of Frederick A. 
Mann and others, — severally, against any change in the 
law relating to the practice of medicine. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 



Committee on 
Cities. 



Commissioners 
on Savings 
Banks, —trust 
companies. 



Newburyport 
Gas Company. 



Bridge 

the Connecticut 

River between 

Holyoke 

and South 

Hadley. 



Papers from the Senate. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Cities 
be authorized to sit during the sessions of both branches. 

A report of the committee on Banks and Banking, 
asking to be discharged from the further consid- 
eration of so much of the annual report of the Board 
of Commissioners of Savings Banks as relates to similar- 
ity in the names of trust companies, and recommending 
that the same be referred to the joint committee on the 
Judiciary, accepted by the Senate, was read and accepted, 
in concurrence. 

A Bill to change the name of the Newburyport Gas 
Company (reported on a petition), passed to be engrossed 
by the Senate, was read and ordered to a second reading. 

A Bill in addition to an Act to provide for rebuilding 
the bridge across the Connecticut River between Holyoke 
and South Hadley (reported on a petition), passed to be 
engrossed by the Senate, was read aud referred, under 
the rule, to the committee on Finance. 



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1889. 345 

A petition of Southborough Grange, No. 118, Patrons imitation dairy 
of Husbandry, for legislation to prevent deception in the pro uctB ' 
manufacture and sale of imitation dairy products ; and 

A petition of W. C. Simpson and others for legislation oleomargarine, 
to prohibit the manufacture and sale of oleomargarine, 
butterine or other imitations of butter ; 

Were severally referred, in concurrence, to the com- 
mittee on Agriculture. 

Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Bennett of Springfield, from the committee on salaries of the 
Finance, asking to be discharged from the further consid- of°8a™nV ner " 
eration of the Bill to establish the salary of the Commis- BftnkB * 
sioners of Savings Banks, and recommending that the 
same be referred to the committee on Public Service. 
Read and accepted, and sent up for concurrence in the 
reference. 

By Mr. Howland of Chelsea, from the committee on sessions of the 
the Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative S^oiyok©?* 
to legislation providing for the holding of sessions of the 
superior court at Holyoke (and petition in aid of the 
same). 

By Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, from the same com- sale of cigars 
mittee, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to t^Lor^Day. 
prohibiting retail sales of cigars and tobacco on the Lord's 
day. 

By Mr. Blume of Boston, from the same committee, justice* of the 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to establish- peace ' 
ing salaries instead of fees for justices of the peace 
specially commissioned to issue preliminary warrants. 

By Mr. Barnes of Chelsea, from the committee on Hours of labor 
Labor, leave to withdraw, on the petition of Frank K. ?™nty*and ty ' 
Foster and others for the enactment of a law fixing the ^Jp} yees. 
hours of labor of State, city, county and town employees 
at eight hours per day (and petitions relative to the sub- 
ject). [Mr. Howard, of the Senate, and Messrs. Leach of 
Palmer, Stafford of Lawrence, Crowley of Boston and 
Edwards of Fall River, of the House, dissenting.] 

By Mr. Bennett of Pepperell, from the committee on salary of the 
Public Service, inexpedient to legislate, on an order rela- o7£e*mi2j. rk 
tive to increasing the salary of the assistant clerk of the SSrSSJ^ 01 
municipal court of the Roxbury district of the city of district. * ry 
Boston. 



346 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



WelJealcy. 



Watertown, — 
Newton. 



Martin Lincoln 
and others, — 
Scituate, — Co- 
basset. 



Free beds In 
hospitals for 
employees of 
manufacturing 
corporations. 



Wakefield In- 
dustrial School 
Company. 



First Parish In 
North Bridge- 
water. 



Boston Society 
of the New 
Jerusalem. 



Second Metho- 
dist Episcopal 
Church of Na- 
tick. 

Union Evangel- 
ical Religious 
Society of Read - 
vllle. 



Salary of the 
justice of the 
district court 
of Eastern 
Hampden. 



By Mr. Gilman of Newton, from the committee on Tax- 
ation, leave to withdraw, on the petition of F. J. Lake 
and others of Wellesley that the proportional part of the 
tax on certain shares of stock owned by H. H. Hunnewell 
and transferred by him to certain trustees, to which the 
sa id town is entitled, may be ascertained and paid to the 
town. 

By Mr. Smith of Leicester, from the committee on 
Towns, leave to withdraw, on the petition of William A. 
Alexander and others that a portion of the town of Water- 
town be annexed to the city of Newton. [Messrs. Cutler 
of Greenfield, Perry of Rehoboth, Greenwood of Ash- 
land and Marchant of Edgartown, of the House, dissent- 
ing.] 

By Mr. Cutler of Greenfield, from the same committee, 
leave to withdraw, on the petition of Martin Lincoln and 
others that so much of their estates as lie in Scituate be 
annexed to Cohasset. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 

By Mr. Dubuque of Fall River, from the committee on 
the Judiciary, on an order, a Bill to authorize manufactur- 
ing corporations to support free beds in hospitals for the 
use of their employees. 

By Mr. Barker of Maiden, from the committee on Mer- 
cantile Affairs, on a petition, a Bill to incorporate the 
Wakefield Industrial School Company. 

By Mr. Brooks of Hanover, from the committee on 
Parishes and Religious Societies, on a petition, a Bill to 
change the name of the First Parish in North Bridge- 
water. 

By Mr. Brooks of Ashby, from the same committee, on 
a petition, a Bill in addition to an Act to incorporate the 
Boston Society of the New Jerusalem. 

By Mr. Snow of Marblehead, from the same com- 
mittee, on a petition, a Bill to change the name of the 
Second Methodist Episcopal Church of Natick. 

By Mr. McLaughlin of Boston, from the same commit- 
tee, on a petition, a Bill to declare the Union Evangelical 
Religious Society of Read vi He a religious corporation, 
and to ratify and confirm the organization and proceedings 
thereof. 

By Mr. Potter of Longmeadow, from the committee on 
Public Service, on an order, a Bill to establish the salary 
of the justice of the district court of Eastern Hampden. 



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1889. 347 

By Mr. Greenwood of Ashland, from the committee on Pabuc cemeter- 
Towns, on a petition, a Bill relating to the public ceme- i?wijj£££?. 
teries in the town of Winchester. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, from the committee on Female auxm- 
the Judiciary, that the Senate Bill authorizing the transfer e^t£ ! of to B<»ton 
of the property of the Female Auxiliary Bible Society of ftDdVlclnit y- 
Boston and Vicinity and the dissolution of the corporation 
ought to pass. 

By Mr. Wales of Attleborough, from the committee on Davidj. Lanu. 
Finance, that the Resolve in favor of David J. Lantz 
ought to pass. 

By Mr. Lovell of Boston, from the same committee, Mary k. John- 
that the Senate Resolve in favor of Mary K. Johnson ion ' 
ought to pass. 

By Mr. Rowell of Methuen, from the committee on Aaseaamentof 
Taxation, that the Bill (introduced on leave in the Senate) taxe *' 
to amend chapter 283 of the Acts of the year 18tf 6, relat- 
ing to the assessment of taxes, ought to pass. 

Severally placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow 
for a second reading. 

By Mr. Hutchinson of Lexington, from the committee Lyman School 
on Public Charitable Institutions, on a petition, a Resolve weSboroogh. 
providing for the better accommodation of the Lyman 
School lor Boys at Westborough. Read and referred, 
under the rule, to the committee on Finance. 

Bills Enacted and Resolves Passed. 

Engrossed bills : 

Making appropriations for salaries and expenses of the buli enacted. 
State District Police Force ; and 

To establish the salary of the second clerk of the Com- 
missioners of Savings Banks ; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent 
to the Senate. 

Engrossed resolves : 

In favor of Elizabeth Scott ; Rei ^d e " 

In favor of William Jackson ; pM 

In favor of Augusta A. Perkins ; and 

In addition to a Resolve for the protection of the town 
of Hadley against the further encroachments of the Con- 
necticut River upon said town ; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; 



348 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

In favor of Joseph Nagle ; 

In favor of Eveline E. Leach ; 

In favor of Antoinette J. Dalton ; 

In favor of Annie Hines ; 

In favor of Sarah E. Whiting; and 

Providing for the printing of twelve hundred extra 
copies of the Report of the Board of Registration in 
Dentistry ; 

(Which severally originated in the Senate) ; 

Were severally passed, signed and sent to the Senate. 

Orders of the Day. 
Reports : 
order, of the Qf the committee on Education, no legislation neces- 
sary, on the report of the State Board of Education on 
the tenure of office of superintendents of schools ; and 

Of the committee on Mercantile Affairs, leave to with- 
draw, oh the petition of the Union Investment Company 
for an act of incorporation ; 

Were severally accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

The report of the committee on Fisheries and Game, 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to further 
legislation for the protection of trout brooks and private 
lands from trespassers, or of such amendment of chapter 
308 of the Acts of the year 1884 as shall extend the pro- 
visions thereof to fish as well as to game, was laid on the 
table, on motion of Mr. Leach of Palmer. 

The report of the committee on Harbors and Public 
Lands, leave to withdraw, at their own request, on the 
petition of Thomas H. Bacon and others for an act of in- 
corporation as the Bass River Ship Canal Company, was 
accepted, in concurrence. 

Bills : 

For arranging and indexing the probate records of the 
county of Hampshire ; 

To amend chapter 212 of the Acts of the year 1887, 
relative to a grant of money by the Congress of the 
United States for the support of agricultural experiments 
within the Commonwealth ; 

To amend chapter 304 of the Acts of the year 1888, 
relating to the election and the powers and duties of 
trustees of free public libraries, or of free public libra- 
ries and reading-rooms, in towns ; 



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1889. 349 

Providing for printing additional copies of the report 
of the Trustees of the Massachusetts Agricultural Col- 
lege; 

Repealing sections 32 and 33 of chapter 23 of the Pub- 
lic Statutes, relating to the duties of boards of examiners ; 
and 

To further provide for the support of the criminal in- 
sane by the Commonwealth ; and 

Resolves : 

Confirming the acts of Arthur L. Huntington as a jus- 
tice of the peace ; and 

In favor of George White ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

Bills : 

To amend chapter 147 of the Public Statutes, relating 
to certain rights and liabilities of husband and wife ; 

To incorporate the Sagamore Cemetery Association ; 

To authorize the Proprietors of the Locks and Canals 
on Merrimack River to discontinue a part of the lower 
free landing in the city of Lowell ; 

To incorporate the city hospital in the city of Quincy ; 

Enabling towns to authorize boards of health to 
enforce regulations concerning house drainage ; and 

Changing the time of sitting of the superior court 
in the county of Dukes County ; and the 

Resolve in favor of Samuel Hillman ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be en- 
grossed and sent up for concurrence. 

Bills:, 

To authorize the town of Marlborough to make an ad- 
ditional water loan ; and 

Relating to the ownership of real estate for the purpose 
of taxation ; 

Were severally read a third time, and were passed to be 
engrossed, in concurrence. 

The report of the committee on Labor, leave to with- 
draw, on the petition of Charles H. Leach and others for 
the enactment of a law to abolish the fines system in cot- 
ton, silk and woollen factories for imperfect weaving, and 
petitions relativef to the subject, was further considered. 
Mr. McCooey of Blackstone moved to amend by the sub- 
stitution of a " Bill to prohibit the imposition of fines or 



350 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



deduction of wages of employees engaged at weaving." 
The bill was read, and, on motion ot Mr. Sullivan of 
Lawrence, it was voted that debate be closed at half-past 
four o'clock, unless a vote should be sooner reached. 
After debate on the question of substituting the bill for 
the report, the yeas and nays were ordered, at the request 
of Mr. McCooey, and, the roll being called, the substitute 
bill was rejected by a vote of 58 yeas to 87 nays, as fol- 
lows : — 

Yeas. 
Messrs.Alden, Thomas Messrs. Lally, James, Jr. 



Atherton, Horace H. 
Atherton, Ralph L. 
Barry, Richard M. 
Beck, Walter P. 
Brady, Peter J. 
Brooks, A. Olin 
Brooks, William H. 
Burgess, John H. 
Clayton, Horace E. 
Coveney, John W. 
Crowley, John H. 
Davis, Epes 
Desmond, Jeremiah 
Duggan, Thomas H. 
Edwards, John 
Eldredge, George D. 
Ferren, Myron J. 
Garvey, Michael J. 
Gillespie, John F. 
Harvey, James W. 
Haseltine, Phineas W. 
Heslan, John E. 
Holder, Langdon H. 
Howard, John F. 
Keane, Jeremiah J. 
Keliher, Thomas J. 
Kennedy, Patrick J. 
Kimball, Rufus 



Littlefield, Stephen S. 
Marchant, Cornelius B. 
McCooey, Thomas 
McDonald, Peter J. 
McEttrick, Michael J. 
Mead, Albeit 
Mellen, James H. 
Monahan, William H. 
Moore, Michael J. 
Morse, I. Porter 
Murphy, William H. 
Nichols, William H. 
O'Mealey, John W. 
Parks, Oren B. 
Perkins, George A* 
Pillsbury, Omer 
Raymond, Francis H. 
Reed, George A. 
Richards, James H. 
Riley, Thomas 
Snow, Thomas 
Stafford, John H. 
Stanley, Stephen 
Sullivan, John H. 
Sullivan, Michael F. 
Tompkins, Isaac B. 
Wilcox, Charles M. 
Woodward, Charles F. 



Messrs. Albree, John 
Ay res, George 
Barker, Thomas E. 
Barnes, Franklin O. 
Bennett, Charles H. 
Bicknell, Thomas W 
Bliss, George 
Blume, Andreas 



Nays. 

Messrs.Bond, Nelson F. 
Bottum, John B. 
Bowlnan, Robert H. 
Brewer, Edward W. 
Brooks, Horace S. 
Brown, Edward F. 
Brown, Orland J. 
Call, Charles A. 



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351 



Messrs. Cheney, Joseph P., Jr. 
Church, Moses D. 
Conant, Nelson B. 
Connell, Thomas H. 
Conwell, David 
Crane, Robert B. 
Cutler, Nahum S. 
Cutting, George W. 
Dallinger, Frank W. 
Dewey, Henry S. 
Douglas, William S. 
Fottler, Jacob 
Frost, Henry 
Gilman, Thomas K. 
Gould, John B. 
Grant, Charles, Jr. 
Gray, Robert S. 
Greenwood, Abner 
Hale, William M. 
Hanson, Charles H. 
Haskell, Forbes P. 
Henry, Robert 
Hildreth, John 
Holbrook, John D. 
Holman, Frank £. 
Howe, Herbert W. 
Howes, Charles 
Howland, Willard 
Johnson, Henry H. 
Kempton, David B. 
Kimball, John W. 
Kittredge, Francis W. 
Lane, Hiram B. 
. Lattimore, Andrew B. 
Leach, William W. 
Lincoln, James D. 



Messrs. Mendall, Noah F. 

Milton, Henry S. 
Morison, Frank 
Norcross, J. Henry 
Oakman, Henry P. 
Packard, John B. 
Patridge, Joseph A. 
Perry, Charles 
Pierce, John N. 
Potter, Lurin J. 
Preble, William H. 
Qua, Francis W. 
Richmond, Albert E. 
Rowell, William R. 
Rugg, Charles P. 
Russell, Stillman 
Sherman, Everett F. 
Slocum, George W. 
Slocum, Winfield S. 
Smalley, Anthony 
Smith, Henry O. 
Stearns, George C. 
Stimpson, Daniel P. 
Stover, Martin L. 
Sullivan, Edward 
Taft, Edgar S. 
Thompson, A. Cranston 
Tripp, Pelatiah R. 
Turner, Henry E., Jr. 
Wardwell, J. Otis 
White, William L., Jr. 
Witt, Charles T. 
Worth, Ira A. 
Wyckoff, William A. 
Wyman, Ferdinand A. 



Yeas, 58 ; Nays, 87. 

On this question, Messrs. McDonough of Boston, Kemp 
of Cambridge, O'Neil of Boston, Hayes of Lynn, McEn- 
aney of Boston, Cronin of Boston, Quinn of Boston, 
McNary of Boston, Leary of Boston, Allen of Lowell, 
Pratt of Abington, McLaughlin of Boston, Carroll of 
Worcester and McDonough of Fall River, who, it was 
announced, would have voted in the affirmative, were 
paired, respectively, with Messrs. Babbitt of Berkley, 
Lovell of Boston, Alden of Middleborough, Wood of 
Northborough, Bigelow of Grafton, Plaisted of Worces- 



352 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

ter, Harrington of Hull, Sanger of Boston, Carpenter of 
Brook line, Foote of Lee, Giddings of Great Barrington, 
Martin of Lynn, Glasgow of Worcester and Gardiner of 
Raynham. 

The report was then accepted and sent up for concur- 
rence by a vote of 74 to 38. 

The Resolve relative to printing two thousand extra 
copies of the report of the State Board of Health on the 
sewerage of the Mystic and Charles River valleys was 
read a second time and ordered to a third reading. Subse- 
quently, on motion of Mr. Barnes of Chelsea, the rule was 
suspended, and the resolve was read a third time and 
considered. 

Mr. Barnes moved to amend by substituting for the 
resolve the following : — 

Resolved, That there be printed two thousand extra 
copies of the report of the State Board of Health on the 
sewerage of the Mystic and Charles River valleys, five 
hundred of the same to be for the use of said board, and 
the balance to be distributed udder the direction of the 
joint committee on Drainage. 

Mr. McDonough of Boston moved to amend the 
amendment by striking out the words " the joint com- 
mittee on Drainage" and inserting in place thereof the 
words "the Sergeant-at-Arms." 

Pending these amendments, and pending the main 
question on the engrossment of the bill, Mr. Lovell of 
Boston asked for a count of the House. A count was 
had, and showed that sixty-eight members were present. 
On motion of Mr. McDonough of Boston, the Sergeant- 
at-Arms was directed to bring in the absent members. 



At one minute past five o'clock, on motion of Mr. Ken- 
nedy of Boston, the House adjourned. 



FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1889. 353 



Friday, March 1, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Resolutions Presented. 

By Mr. Taft of Gloucester, Resolutions relative to an international 
international convention in relation to ocean steamers |£eaTa^ameri. 
crossing the Grand Banks. 

Read and referred, under a suspension of the 12th 
Joint Rule, to the committee on Federal Relations, and 
sent up for concurrence. 

Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Smalley of Nantucket, remonstrance of Leander scallops. 
Small and 153 others against legislation making the tak- 
ing of scallops in the waters of this State free to all citi- 
zens of the Commonwealth. Referred to the committee 
on Fisheries and Game. 

By Mr. Giddings of Great Barrington, remonstrance of ^J^^ 1 ^ 
Chauncy Sears and others of Lenox against the abolish- Lee, and eetab- 
ment of the police court of Lee, and establishment of a dutScfcouit. 
district court. Referred to the joint committee on the 
Judiciary. 

By Mr. Smalley of Nantucket, remonstrance of William Aboiuwng 
Fitzgerald and 196 others against abolishing the jail and SfcorrecSonat 
.house of correction at Nantucket, and providing for new ~ 



Nantucket. 



accommodations for prisoners of Nantucket County. Re- 
ferred to the committee on Prisons. 

By Mr. Crowley of Boston, petition of John H. SS^SSSir; 
Mahoney and others for legislation defining what expenses expense* of 
are to be charged to construction, and what to operating 
expenses of railroads. 

By Mr. Taft of Gloucester, remonstrance of George E. gK^Jshoi. 
Kimball and others against granting the petition of the r.k. company. 
Boston, Winthrop and Shore R. R. Company for an 
extension of time to construct and complete its road to 
Point Shirley. 

Severally referred to the committee on Railroads. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 



354 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Practice of 
medicine. 



By Mr. Beck of Milton, remonstrance of Elmer Weth- 
erbee and others ; by Mr. Edward Sullivan of Boston, 
remonstrance of Alice P. Torrey and others ; by Mr. 
Kittredge of Boston, remonstrance of J. L. Basford and 
others; by Mr. Brewer of Boston, remonstrance of C. 
W. Putnam and others ; by Mr. Harvey of Boston, re- 
monstrance of Mrs. C. A. Dodge and others ; by Mr. 
Hanson of Lowell, remonstrance of J. M. Folsom, M. D., 
and others ; and by Mr. Means of Boston, remonstrance 
of Mrs. Martha; M. West and others, — severally, against 
any change in the law relating to the practice of medi- 
cine. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 



Salary of the 
fire marshal of 
Bob ton. 



Pleasant Street 
Baptist Church 
of Worcester. 



Loan for the 
purchase of 
land for the ex- 
tension of the 
State House. 



Fraternal bene- 
ficiary organi- 
zations. 



Papers from the Senate. 

The following order was laid over until Tuesday, at 
the request of Mr. McDonough of Boston : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Public Service con- 
sider the expediency of establishing the salary of the fire 
marshal of the city of Boston. 

A report of the committee on Parishes and Religious 
Societies, asking to be discharged from the further con- 
sideration of the petition of the trustees of the Pleasant 
Street Baptist Church of Worcester for such legislation as 
shall enable them to sell and convey real estate held by 
them in trust for said church, and recommending that the 
same be referred to the Senate committee on the Judi- 
ciary, accepted by the Senate, was read and accepted, in 
concurrence, in so much as relates to the discharge of the 
committee. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Expenditures, no legislation neces- 
sary, on so much of the Governor's address as relates to 
the loan for the purchase of land for the extension of the 
State House ; 

Of the committee on Insurance, inexpedient to legis- 
late, on an order relative to amending chapter 429 of 
the Acts of the year 1888, being an Act relating to 
fraternal beneficiary organizations, so as to make the 
provisions of section 21 of chapter 214 of the Acts of the 
year 1887, regarding misrepresentation in the negotiation 
of a contract or policy, applicable thereto ; 



FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1889. 355 

Of the committee on Military Affairs, leave to with- *«**«*tt- 
draw, at his own request, on the petition of Jacob Bart- 
lett for additional State aid ; and 

Of the same committee, leave to withdraw, on the peti- Sjjjjjjjl"" 
tion of Frederick B. Kellogg for State aid ; 

Severally accepted by the Senate, were severally read 
and placed in the orders of the day for Tuesday. 

Petitions of George H. Scott and others ; and of Elmer New England 
H. Capen and others, — severally, in aid of the petition mSS?* ** ° 
of the New England Conservatory of Music for aid from 
the Commonwealth, were severally referred, in concur- 
rence, to the committee on Education. 

The House petition of J. E. Dickinson and others for stationary 
legislation relative to requiring all persons in charge of naaolTo" 111111 ' 
stationary engines to pass examination as to qualifi- SSS™ ? 
cations for such positions, came down concurred in the 
suspension of the 12th Joint Rule. 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Hayes of Lynn, from the committee on Election constitutional 
Laws, asking to be discharged from the further consider- a^ramem^nd 
ation of the subject-matter of the order relative to pro- voteni? tlon of 
viding that all male persons over twenty-one years of 
age, residents of any city or town in the Commonwealth 
on or before March 1, 1889, may be assessed and regis- 
tered if properly qualified, and may be entitled to vote 
on the constitutional amendment, and recommending that 
the same be referred to the joint special committee on 
Constitutional Amendments. Head and accepted, and 
sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. McCall of Winchester, from the committee on Payment of 
the Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, on an order rela- matured! yet 
tive to the payment of loans s not yet matured. 

By Mr. Dubuque of Fall River, from the same commit- infringement of 
tee, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to actions pa 
for damages for infringement of patents. 

By Mr. Ward well of Haverhill, from the same commit- Number of 
tee, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to amend- ?or°Se aate^f 
ing section 1 of chapter 340 of the Acts of the year 1888, iij££? talg 
concerning the number of places licensed for the sale of 
intoxicating liquors. 



356 JOURNAL OP THE HOUSE, 

Do!itert Va By Mr. Kemp of Cambridge, from the committee on 

ng e 7 ' Military Affairs, leave to withdraw, on the petition of 
Frederick F. Dougherty for compensation for services ren- 
dered at a certain court of inquiry. 
§JtSS5*BuJto d ry ^ ^ r# Dallinger of Cambridge, from the same com- 
scijooi. mittee, leave to withdraw, on the petition of Josiah 

Pickett and others for legislation authorizing the Gov- 
ernor to issue commissions as military officers to the 
superintendent's staff and battalion officers of the battalion 
at the Quinsigamond Natural History School. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
Tuesday. 

proof of dty By Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, from tlie committee on 

ordinance.. ^ e Judiciary, on an order, a Bill to amend chapter 169 

of the Public Statutes, relating to proof of statutes, 
joint tenancy By Mr. Howland of Chelsea, from the same committee, 
TOmmon°n y p«r- on an order, a Bill concerning joint tenancy and tenancy 
etui?" 1 real in common of real and personal estate. 
Rightsand By Mr. Blurae of Boston, from the same committee, 

bnBband°and on an order, a Bill to amend the law concerning the 
wtfe ' rights and liabilities of husband and wife. 

Fred b. By. By Mr. Howland of Chelsea, from the same committee, 

ram " on a petition, a Resolve confirming the acts of Fred B. 

By ram as justice of the peace. ' 
Beed or Bright- By Mr. Cheney of Worcester, from the committee on 
ground in Fan Cities, on a petition, a Bill to authorize the city of Fall 
r " River to lay out and construct streets or ways through the 

Reed or Brightman burial grounds. 
Sneii burial By the same gentleman, from the same committee, on a 

S-oundlnFall .•*, t*»h i • • « -n u ™- 1 

iver. petition, a Bui to authorize the city of rail River to lay 

out and construct a street or way through the Snell burial 

ground. 
Bniidingstathe By Mr. Morison of Boston, from the same committee, 
the dty of Boa. on petitions, a Bill relating to buildings in the public 
ton " parks of the city of Boston. 

gomraathic By Mr. Lane of Springfield, from the committee on 
penaary. Mercantile Affairs, on a petition, a Bill to authorize the 

Homeopathic Medical Dispensary to hold additional real 

and personal estate, 
ervlmd^™* ^y ^ r * Lincoln of Wrentham, from the same cominit- 
ehanics' insti- tee, on a petition, a Bill to incorporate the Bradford 

Farmers' and Mechanics' Institute. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 



FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1889. 357 

By Mr. Perkins of Cambridge, from the committee on Harvard coi- 
the Judiciary, that the Senate Bill to enlarge the power a^Feiiowfof. 
of the President and Fellows of Harvard College to hold 
taxable real estate ought to pass. Placed in the orders 
of the day for Tuesday for a second reading. 

Discharged from the Orders. 

On motions of Mr. Leach of Palmer, the report of the Hoaw of labor 
committee on Labor, leave to withdraw, on the petition cwwtyana ty ' 
of Frank K. Foster and others for the enactment of a law J^Ji oyees . 
fixing the hours of labor of State, city, county and town 
employees at eight hours per day, was discharged from 
the orders of the day, under a suspension of the rule, and 
was laid on the table. 

On motions erf Mr. Gilman of Newton, the report of the watertown,- 
committee on Towns, leave to withdraw, on the petition 
of William A. Alexander and others that a portion of the 
town of Watertown be annexed to the city of Newton, 
was discharged from the orders of the day, under a sus- 
pension of the rule, and was postponed for further con- 
sideration until Wednesday next, to be placed first in the 
orders of the day for that day. 

Orders of the Day. 

Report of the committee on the Judiciary, inexpedi- 
ent to legislate : 

On an order relative to legislation providing for the orderioftha 
holding of sessions of the superior court at Holyoke, and ay ' 
the petition in aid of the same ; 

On an order relative to prohibiting the retail sales of 
tobacco and cigars on the Lord's day ; and 

On an order relative to establishing salaries instead of 
fees for justices of the peace specially commissioned to 
issue preliminary warrants ; 

Were severally accepted. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Public Service, inexpedient to 
legislate, on an order relative to increasing the salary of 
the assistant clerk of the municipal court of the Roxbury 
district of the city of Boston ; 

Of the committee on Taxation, leave to withdraw, on 
the petition of F. J. Lake and others of Welle si ey that 



358 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

the proportion of the tax upon certain shares of stock 
owned by H. H. Hunnewell and transferred by him to 
certain trustees, to which the said town is entitled, may 
be ascertained and paid to the town ; and 

Of the committee on Towns, leave to withdraw, on the 
petition of Martin Lincoln and others that so much of 
their estates as lie in Scituate be annexed to Cohasset ; 

Were severally accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

Bills : 

To amend chapter 2&3 of the Acts of the year 1886, 
relating to the assessment of taxes ; 

Bill to incorporate the Wakefield Industrial School 
Company ; 

To declare the Union Evangelical Religious Society of 
Readville a religious corporation, and to ratify and con- 
firm the organization and proceedings thereof; 

To change the name of the First Parish in North 
Bridgewater ; 

In addition to an act to incorporate the Boston Society 
of the New Jerusalem ; 

To change the name of the Second Methodist Episco- 
pal Church of Natick ; 

To authorize manufacturing corporations to support 
free beds in hospitals for the use of their employees ; 

Relating to the public cemeteries in the town of Win- 
chester ; 

Authorizing the transfer of the property of the Female 
Auxiliary Bible Society of Boston and Vicinity, and the 
dissolution of the corporation ; 

To change the name of the Newburyport Gas Company ; 
and 

Resolves : 
• In favor of David J. Lantz ; and 

In favor of Mary K. Johnson ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

The Bill to establish the salary of the justice of the 
district court of Eastern Hampden was read a second time 
and considered. Mr. Leach of Palmer moved to amend 
by striking out in line 4 the words " one thousand/' and 
inserting in place thereof the words " twelve hundred." 
The amendment was adopted by a vote of 87 to 21. The 
same gentleman also moved to amend by adding a new 
section, to be numbered section 2, as follows: " Sect. 2. 



FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1889. 359 

This act shall take effect upon its passage." The amend- 
ment was adopted, and the bill, as amended, was ordered 
to a third reading. 

Bills : 

For arranging and indexing the probate records of the 
county of Hampshire ; 

To amend chapter 304 of the Acts of the year 1888, 
relating to the election and the powers and duties of trustees 
of free public libraries, or of free public libraries and 
reading-rooms, in towns ; 

Providing for printing additional copies of the report 
of the Trustees of the Massachusetts Agricultural Col- 
lege ; and 

Repealing sections 32. and 33 of chapter 23 of the 
Public Statutes, relating to the duties of boards of 
examiners ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be engrossed 
and sent up for concurrence. 

The Bill to further provide for the support of the crimi- 
nal insane by the Commonwealth ; and 

Resolves : 

Confirming the acts of Arthur L. Huntington as a jus- 
tice of the peace ; and 

In favor of George White ; 

Were severally read a third time, and were passed to 
be engrossed, in concurrence. 

The Bill to amend chapter 212 of the Acts of the year 
1887, relative to a grant of money by the Congress of the 
United States for the support of the agricultural experi- 
ments within the Commonwealth, was read a third time 
and considered. Mr. Paige of Amherst moved to amend 
by striking out, in line 2 of section 2, the words "author- 
ized and instructed," and inserting in place thereof the 
word " requested ; " also by adding a new section, to be 
numbered section 3, as follows : "Sect. 3. This act shall 
take effect upon its passage." The amendments were 
adopted, and the bill, as amended, was passed to be en- 
grossed and sent up for concurrence. 

The Resolve relative to printing two thousand extra 
copies of the report of the State Board of Health on the 
sewerage of the Mystic and Charles River valleys was 
further considered, the question being on engrossment. 
The pending amendment, moved by Mr. McDonough of 



360 JOURNAL OP THE HOUSE, 

Boston to the resolve moved as a substitute by Mr. 
Barnes of Chelsea, was rejected by a vote of 39 to 69. 
The resolve moved as an amendment by Mr. Barnes of 
Chelsea was substituted, and the resolve as amended was 
passed to be engrossed, in concurrence. On motion of 
Mr. Barnes, Rule 15 was suspended, and the resolve was 
sent to the Senate for concurrence in the amendment. 



On motion of Mr. Hildreth of Holyoke, at ten minutes 
before two o'clock the House adjourned. 



TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 1889. 361 



Tuesday, March 5, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Taft of Gloucester, petition of James W. Hig- New England 
gins aud others in aid of the petition of the New England of°^17c. tory 
Conservatory of Music for aid from the Commonwealth. 
Referred to the committee on Education. 

By Mr. Giddings of Great Barrington, remonstrance of 4^ 1! ouS «!urt 
Isaac J. Newton and others against the abolishment of of Lee, and ea- 
the police court of Lee, and establishment of a district district™ ourt. a 
court. Referred to the joint committee on the Judiciary. 

By Mr. Qua of Lowell, remonstrance of Dudley Roberts American Beii 
of Waltham and others against granting the petition of ™®P boneCom - 
the American Bell Telephone Company for authority to 
increase its capital stock. Referred to the committee on 
Mercantile Affairs. 

By Mr. Gordon of New Bedford, petition of Charles S. ^™ l ££ lub 
Kelley and others of New Bedford for an Act of incor- ford. 
poration as the Wamsutta Club, for the purpose of main- 
taining a club and reading-room. Referred to the 
committee on Mercantile Affairs, under a suspension of 
the 12th Joint Rule. 

By Mr. Prevaux of Amesbury, petition of E. P. Wal- *S£K!£ ler, 
lace Post, G. A. R., of Amesbury, for the repealing of 
laws relating to pauper aid for indigent soldiers and 
sailors. Referred to the committee on Military Affairs. 

By Mr. Gilman of Newton, petition of Hannah Allen womansuf- 
and others for the enactment of a law enabling women 
to vote in all town and municipal elections and affairs, 
including the question of granting liquor licenses. Re- 
ferred to the committee on Woman Suffrage. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. McDonough of Boston, petitions of Captain Employment of 
James Perkins and others ; and E. W. Cates and others, tugboaU - 



362 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Practice of 
medicine. 



— severally, for such an amendment to the Sunday law 
that the letting of yachts and boats shall not include the 
employment of tug-boats, except in cases of necessity. 

By Mr. Tripp of Boston, remonstrance of W. H. Baker 
and others; by Mr. Bliss of Warren, remonstrance of E. 
A. Churchill and others ; by Mr. Heslan of Boston, re- 
monstrance of George Babson and others ; and by Mr. 
Nichols of Gloucester, remonstrance of N. H. Babson 
and others, — severally, against any change in the laws 
relating to the practice of medicine. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 



Salary of the 
fire marshal of 
Boston. 



Mortgage, loan 
and Investment 
companies. 



Assessment in- 
surance, — 
emergency 
fund. 



Oakland Gar- 
den Associa 
tiou. 



AbbyP.Choate. 

George W. 
Warren. 



Bureau of Sta- 
tistics of Labor. 



Papers from the Senate. 

The following order, laid over from Friday, was adopted, 
in concurrence, under a suspension of the 12th Joint 
Rule : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Public Service con- 
sider the expediency of establishing the salary of the fire 
marshal of the city of Boston. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Banks and Banking, inexpedient 
to legislate, on an order relative to amending section 12 
of chapter 387 of the Acts of the year 1887, in relation to 
the guaranty fund of mortgage, loan and investment com- 
panies, by inserting the words "hereafter established" 
after the word " corporation" in the tirst line of said sec- 
tion ; and 

Of the committee on Insurance, inexpedient to legislate, 
on au order relative to amending section 8 of chapter 183 
of the Acts of the year 1885, in regard to an emergency 
fund. 

A Bill to change the name of the Oakland Garden 
Association, and to grant certain powers and privileges to 
said corporation ; and 

Resolves : 

In favor of Abby P. Choate ; and 

In favor of George W. Warren ; 

Severally reported on a petition and severally passed 
to be engrossed by the Senate, were severally read and 
ordered to a second reading. 

A Bill relating to electrotyping the reports of the 
Bureau of Statistics of Labor ; and a 



TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 1889. 363 

Resolve providing for the printing and distribution of SHSiffSE 
the report of the Commissioner of Public Records of ordaof paruhes, 

. , r _ . towns and ooun- 

parisnes, towns and counties ; ties. 

Severally reported on an order and severally passed to 
be engrossed by the Senate, were severally read and re- 
ferred, under the rule, to the committee on Finance. 

The House Bill to fix the penalties for violations of the Penalties for 
liquor laws came down passed to be engrossed, in concur- uqioruwa.' 
rence, amended by striking out in lines 16, 17 and 18 the 
words " but this section, so far as forfeiture of licenses is 
concerned, shall not apply to licenses of the sixth class ; " 
also by striking out section 2, to wit: " This act shall 
take effect on its passage." On motion of Mr. Ward well, 
the rule was suspended and the amendments were con- 
sidered. After debate, the House non-concurred in the 
amendments. Subsequently, Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill 
moved to reconsider the vote whereby the House non- 
concurred, and the motion was placed in the orders of the 
day for to-morrow. 

Notice was received from the Senate that the House Teaching of 
petition of the Christian Alliance of Eastern Massachu- pubUcVcLoois. 
setts for legislation amending chapter 332 of the Acts of 
the year 1885, in relation to teaching morals in the public 
schools, had been referred, under the 12th Joint Rule, to 
the next General Court, the Senate having refused to 
concur with the House in the suspension of the rule. 

A petition of P. M. C. Jones and others, for an amend- JJ!£J? of 
nient of the laws of 1883, relating to the dressing of * 
poultry, was referred, in concurrence, to the committee 
on Agriculture. 

Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Bigelow of Grafton, from the committee on cheiseasafe 
Mercantile Affairs, asking to be discharged from the further TrartCom- 
consideration of the petition of S. B. Hinckley and others pan7 ' 
for amendment of the charter of the Chelsea Safe Deposit 
and Trust Company, and recommending that the same be 
referred to the committee on Banks and Banking. Read 
and accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. McCall of Winchester, from the committee on conveyances of 
the Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative reale8tate - 
to conveyances of real estate and the papers necessary to 
vest title. 



364 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Policy playing. 



Foreign corpor- 
ations. 



Lumber, survey 
and sale of. 



District police. 



Josiah Bartlett, 
statue of, in 
the town of 
Amesbury. 



Great ponds, 
lease of, in the 
town of Box- 
ford. 



Columbian As- 
sociates of 
Lynn. 



Lowell Protec- 
tive Associa- 
tion. 



Legacies be- 
queathed to 
minors who 
have no legal 
guardian. 



Clerical assist- 
ance in the 
office of the 
register of 
probate and in- 
solvency in 
Bristol County. 



Lyman School 
for Boys. 



By Mr. Pratt of Abington, from the same committee, 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to prohibiting 
" policy playing." 

By Mr. Dewey of Boston, from the same committee, 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to the appli- 
cation of the statute of limitations to foreign corporations. 

By Mr. Howland of Chelsea, from the same committee, 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to the survey 
and sale of lumber. 

By Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, from the same com- 
mittee, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to 
increasing the number of the district police. 

By Mr. Norcross of Medford, from the committee on 
Finance, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to 
devoting a part of a certain unexpended appropriation for 
the purpose of -providing a suitable enclosure for the 
statue of Josiah Bartlett at Amesbury. 

By Mr. Conwell of Provincetown, from the committee 
on Fisheries and Game, leave to withdraw, on the petition 
of J. K. Pearl and others of Boxford for the lease of great 
ponds in said town for the cultivation of useful fishes. 

By Mr. Bigelow of Grafton, from the committee on 
Mercantile Affairs, leave to withdraw, on the petition of 
the Columbian Associates for an act of incorporation 
for the purpose of erecting and maintaining a public hall in 
the city of Lynn. 

By Mr. Lane of Springfield, from the same committee, 
leave to withdraw, on the petition of W. F. Salmon and 
others for an act of incorporation as the Lowell Protective 
Association. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 

By Mr. Sanger of Boston, from the committee on Pro- 
bate and Insolvency, on an order, a Bill to provide for 
the disposition of legacies bequeathed to minors who have 
no legal guardian. 

By Mr. Bixby of Brockton, from the committee on 
Finance, that the Bill to provide extra clerical assistance 
for the register of probate of the county of Bristol ought 
to pass in a new draft, with the title, Bill relating to cler- 
ical assistance in the office of the register of probate and 
insolvency in Bristol County. 

By Mr. Lovell of Boston, from the same committee, 
that the Resolve providing for certain alterations and re- 



TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 1889. 365 

pairs in Lyman Hall at the Lyman School for Boys at 
Westborough ought to pass in a new draft, with the 
title, Resolve providing for the payment of certain bills 
incurred, in excess of appropriations therefor, at the 
Lyman School for Boys. 

By Mr. Bond of Fitchburg, from the committee on Edu- Board of over, 
cation, on an order and petition, a Bill to amend chapter i^couegef" 
173 of the Acts of the year 1865, in relation to the Board 
of Overseers of Harvard College. 

By Mr. Putnam of Lunenburg, from the committee on Baiting and 
Fisheries and Game, on a petition, a Bill to prevent the wudfowi!' 
baiting and shooting of wild fowl in the night time. 

By Mr. Bottum of Northampton, from the committee Boston pilots 
on Mercantile Affairs, on a petition, a Bill to authorize BmU9t 9oclely - 
the Boston Pilot's Relief Society to hold additional real 
and personal estate. 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, on a Newton Real 
petition, a Bill to incorporate the Newton Real Estate Sj n ate As80C,,l * 
Association. (Mr. Mellen of Worcester, of the House, 
dissenting. ) 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, on a.c. Barnee 
a petition, a Bill to change the name of the A. C. Barnes pan/ om " 
Whip Company. 

By Mr. Thayer of Randolph, from the committee on Maasachuneiu 
Public Charitable Institutions, on a petition, a Bill to prevention' of e 
authorize the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of SSff ty to Anl ' 
Cruelty to Animals to hold additional real and personal 
estate. 

By Mr. Alden of Middleborough, from the committee Salary of clerk 
on Public Service, on a petition, a Bill to establish the district court 
salary of the clerk of the third district court of Plym- of pl * mouth - 
outh. 

By Mr. Bicknell of Boston, from the committee on Municipal 
Woman Suffrage, on so much of the Governor's address as women 6 ° r 
relates to municipal suffrage for women, and in part on 
certain petitions relating to the subject, a Bill giving to 
women qualified to vote for members of the school 
committee in any city or town the right to vote in all 
town and municipal elections for all town and city officers 
in such city or town. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Lovell of Boston, from the committee on Bridge acroan 
Finance, that the Senate Bill in addition to an Act to uwe^betSSS' 
provide for rebuilding the bridge across the Connecticut §$SfiLXy. 



366 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

River, between Holyoke and South Hadley, ought to 
pass. Placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow for 
a second reading. 

Reconsideration . 

puSSTuteuiM ^ n m °tion of Mr. Davis of Somerville, the vote where- 
JS^n^toiM. ky> on Friday last, the Bill amending chapter 304 of the 
' Acts of the year 1888, relative to the election and the 
powers and duties of trustees of free public libraries, 
or of free public libraries and reading-rooms in towns, 
•was passed to be engrossed, was reconsidered. Pending 
the recurring question on the engrossment of the bill, Mr. 
Davis moved to amend by adding at the end of- the bill 
the words, " provided any town having a free public 
library which has heretofore elected a board of trustees to 
manage the same, consisting of a number divisible by 
three, and has heretofore elected annually one-third of 
said board for three years, may continue to elect annually 
one-third of said board, and the trustees in office shall 
hold their offices until the term for which they were elected 
shall expire, unless the town shall vote otherwise." The 
amendment was adopted, and the bill, as amended, was 
passed to be engrossed and sent up for concurrence. 

Mutut^tork ^ n mot * on °f ^ r * Dewey of Boston, the vote whereby, 
of the municipal on Friday last, the House accepted the report of the com- 
& i *£. mittee on Public Service, inexpedient to legislate, on an 
trict of Boston. or( j er re lative to increasing the salary of the assistant 
clerk of the municipal court of the Roxbury district of the 
city of Boston, was reconsidered. Pending the recurring 
question on the acceptance of the report, it was, on further 
motion of the same gentleman, placed in the orders of the 
day and postponed for further consideration until to- 
morrow. 

Taken from the Table. 

jnry trial in the On motion of Mr. McCall of Winchester, the report of 
cuS'coart^d the joint committee on the Judiciary, inexpedient to legis- 
supcrior court., j^ on the order re ] at j ve to amending section 69 of chap- 
ter 167 of the Public Statutes so as to allow a longer time 
for claiming a jury trial in the supreme judicial court 
and superior courts, was taken from the table and was 
accepted, in concurrence. 

cooperative On motion of Mr. Milton of Waltham, the report of 

the committee on Banks and Banking, inexpedient to 



TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 1889. 367 

legislate, on an order relative to allowing co-operative 
banks to issue shares in quarterly series and still distrib- 
ute their profits and losses semi-annually, was taken from 
the table, and was accepted and sent up for concurrence. 



Bills Enacted. 

Engrossed bills : 

Relative to the holding of property by the United Bins enacted. 
States Hotel Company of Boston, and to voting at meet- 
ings of said corporation ; 

To establish the salary of the clerk of the central 
district court of Worcester ; and 

Making appropriations for expenses authorized the 
present year, and for certain other expenses authorized by 
law; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; 

To authorize the town of Marlborough to make an ad- 
ditional water loan ; 

Relating to ownership of real estate for the purpose of 
taxation ; 

To regulate the taking of fish in certain streams within 
the limits of the town of Randolph ; 

In addition to the Act to incorporate the Gurnet Bridge 
Company, and to authorize the building of a bridge from 
Powder Point to Salter's Beach in the town of Duxbury ; 
and 

To authorize the Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear 
Infirmary to hold additional real and personal estate ; 

(Which severally originated in the Senate) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent 
to the Senate. 



Orders of the Day, 

Reports : 

Of the committee on the Judiciary, inexpedient to legis- order, of the 
late : 

On an order relative to amending section 1 of chapter 
340 of the Acts of the year 1888, concerning the number 
of places licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquors ; and 

On an order relative to the payment of loans not yet 
matured ; 

Were severally accepted. 



Day. 



368 JOURNAL OP THE HOUSE, 

Reports: 

Of the committee on Military Affairs, leave to with- 
draw: 

On the petition of Josiah Pickett and others for legis- 
lation authorizing the Governor to issue commissions as 
military officers to the superintendent's staff and battalion 
officers of the battalion at the Quinsigamond Natural 
History School ; and 

On the petition of Frederick F. Dougherty for com- 
pensation lor services rendered at a certain court of 
inquiry ; 

Were severally accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Expenditures, no legislation neces- 
sary, on so much of the Governor's address as relates to 
the loan for the purchase of land for the extension of the 
State House ; 

Of the committee on Insurance, inexpedient to legislate, 
on an order relative to amending chapter 429 of the Acts 
of the year 1888, being an Act relating to fraternal bene- 
ficiary organizations, so as to make the provisions of sec- 
tion 21 of chapter 214 of the Acts of the year 1887, 
regarding misrepresentation in the negotiation of a con- 
tract or policy, applicable thereto ; 

Of the committee on Military Affairs, leave to with- 
draw, at his own request, on the petition of Jacob Bart- 
lett for additional State aid ; and 

Of the same committee, leave to withdraw, on the peti- 
tion of Frederick B. Kellogg for State aid ; 

Were severally accepted, in concurrence. 

Bills : 

To incorporate the Bradford Farmers' and Mechanics' 
Institute ; 

To authorize the Homeopathic Medical Dispensary to 
hold additional real and personal estate ; 

To authorize the city of Fall River to lay out and con- 
struct streets or ways through the Reed or Brightman 
burial grounds ; 

To authorize the city of Fall River to lay out and con- 
struct a street or way through the Snell burial ground ; 

Relating to buildings in the public parks of the city of 
Boston ; 

Concerning joint tenancy and tenancy in common of real 
and personal estate ; 



TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 1889. 369 

To amend chapter 169 of the Public Statutes relating 
to proof of statutes ; and 

Relative to enlarging the power of the President and 
Fellows of Harvard College to hold taxable real estate ; 
and the 

Resolve confirming the acts of Fred B. Byram as justice 
of the peace ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

The Bill to amend the law concerning the rights and 
liabilities of husband and wife was read a second time, and, 
pending the question on ordering to a third reading, it was 
recommitted to the committee on the Judiciary, on motion 
of Mr. Blume of Boston. 

Bills : 

To amend chapter 283 of the Acts of the year 1886, 
relating to the assessment of taxes ; 

To incorporate the Wakefield Industrial School Com- 
pany; 

To declare the Union Evangelical Religious Society of 
Readville a religious corporation, and to ratify and confirm 
the organization and proceedings thereof;. 

To change the name of the First Parish in North Bridge- 
water ; 

In addition to an Act to incorporate the Boston Society 
of the New Jerusalem ; 

To change the name of the Second Methodist Episcopal 
Church of Natick ; 

To authorize manufacturing corporations to support free 
beds in hospitals for the use of their employees ; and 

To establish the salary of the justice of the district 
court of Eastern Hampden ; and the 

Resolve in favor of David J. Lantz ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be en- 
grossed and sent up for concurrence. 

Bills : 

Authorizing the transfer of the property of the Female 
Auxiliary Bible Society of Boston and Vicinity, and the 
dissolution of the corporation ; and 

To change the name of the Newburyport Gas Company ; 
and the 



370 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

Resolve in favor of Mary K. Johnson ; 
Were severally read a third time and were passed to be 
engrossed, in concurrence. 



On motion of Mr. Hutchinson of Lexington, at seven- 
teen minutes past three o'clock the House adjourned. 



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 1889. 371 



Wednesday, March 6, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 

Prayer was offered by the Rev. E. E. Strong of 
Newton. 

Returns of Registered Female Voters for School Com- 
mittee. 

A communication was received from the Secretary of JjjSjJJj^S' 
the Commonwealth, transmitting the returns of the num- femle^oter* 
ber of registered female voters for school committee for SitSS 001 com " 
the years 1881 to 1888, inclusive, and also the number 
who have exercised the privilege of voting. The com- 
munication was read, and the returns were referred to the 
committee on Woman Suffrage, and sent up for concur- 
rence. 

Member Qualified. 

The Speaker announced that he had received from the Member quaii- 
Secretary of the Commonwealth the certificate of election fled * 
of Mr. Stephen L. Northup, member-elect from the Third 
Berkshire Representative District; and, that gentleman 
being present and ready to be qualified, Messrs. Brewster 
of Worthington and McDonald of Pittsfield were appointed 
a committee, who conducted him to the council chamber ; 
and, he having qualified, report was made accordingly. 
Mr. Northup was appointed on the committee on Taxa- 
tion, to fill the vacancy on said committee. 

Introduced on Leave. 

By Mr. Bicknell of Boston, a Bill to prevent the muti- Mutilation of 
lation of horses. Read and referred to the committee on orMfl ' 
Agriculture, under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule, 
and sent up for concurrence. 

Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Giddings of Great Barrington, remonstrance of A $fi®™$£ B 
George H. Cobb and others against the abolition of the f^and tneV 
police court at Lee, and the establishment of a district Srtrict^ur?.'* 
court. 



372 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Tour- workers 
in paper mills. 



Hours of labor 
for women and 
minors under 
eighteen years 
of age at fifty- 
four per week. 

Allen labor. 



jJSJlSf By Mr. Foote of Lee, petition of Ward Lewis and 
. , K5 n i the # others for the abolition of the police court at Lee, and 

establishing of a . 1 i« i • n 

district court, the establishing of a district court. 

Severally referred to the joint committee on the Judi- 
ciary. 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, petition of Charles Tur- 
ner and 80 others for less hours of labor for tour-workers 
in paper mills. 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, petition of William E. 
Coggin and 56 others for legislation fixing the hours of 
labor for women and minors under eighteen years of age 
at fifty-four per week. 

By the same gentleman, petition of M. F. Lamb and 53 
others for such legislation as will prohibit the employment 
of alien labor on public works, either State, county or 
municipal. 

Severally referred to the committee on Labor. 

By Mr. Carter of Lowell, remonstrance of C. A. 
Abbott and others of Lowell against granting the petition 
of the American Bell Telephone Company for authority 
to increase its capital stock. Referred to the committee 
on Mercantile Affairs. 

By Mr. Holbrook of Athol, petition of Post 123, 
G. A. R., of Athol, for the repealing of tfie laws relating 
to pauper aid for indigent soldiers and sailors. Referred 
to the committee on Military Affairs. 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, petition of M. F. Lamb 
and 79 others for legislation prohibiting the use of steam 
power machinery in penal institutions for manufacturing 
and mechanical purposes. Referred to the committee on 
Prisons. 

Regulating fares By Mr. Barrett of Melrose, petition of Leonard Dar- 
steam'ninroads ling and others for legislation regulating the rates of fares 
leaving Boston. Q f h orse and steam railroads leaving Boston. Referred 
to the committee on Railroads. 

By Mr. Sanger of Boston, petition of Dora E. Pitcher 
and others ; by Mr. Dewey of Boston, petition of Rosa 
Prang and others ; by Mr. Preble of Boston, petition 
of Frank E. Sibley and others ; by Mr. Glasgow of 
Worcester, petition of Mary C. Harris and others ; and by 
Mr. Bigelow of Grafton, petition of Cora L. Cheney and 
others, — severally, for the enactment of a law enabling 



American Bell 

Telephone 

Company. 



Aid for indigent 
soldiers and 
sailors. 



Steam power 
machinery in 
penal institu- 
tions. 



Woman suf- 
frage. 



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 1889. 373 

women to vote in all town and municipal elections and 
affairs, including the question of granting liquor licenses. 

Severally referred to the committee on Woman Suffrage. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Brewer of Boston, remonstrance of H. W. Hoi- £edictae? f 
brook and others ; by Mr. Monahan of Boston, remon- 
strance of F. Anderson and others ; by Mr. Brewster of 
Worthington, remonstrance of Daniel Taylor and 73 oth- 
ers ; by Mr. Sanger of Boston, remonstrance of Herbert 
A. Richardson and others ; and by Mr. Rogers of West 
Newbury, remonstrance of Smith Evans and others, — sev- 
erally, against any change in the laws relating to the 
practice of medicine. 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, petition of Herbert Ryan Labor on the 
and 48 others for such legislation as will prohibit any but lj0rd ' B day ' 
necessary labor on the Lord's day, and for which double 
compensation shall be allowed. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary, 

"By Mr. Allen of Woburn, petition of Edward F. John- wobum. 
son, mayor of the city of Woburn, for legislation to con- 
firm the acts of the city clerk and the city treasurer of the 
city of Woburn. 

Referred to the committee on the Judiciary, under a 
suspension of the 12th Joint Rule, and sent up for con- 
currence in the suspension of the rule. 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, petition of Charles Turner Eight hours a 
and 88 others for such legislation as will fix the hours of day B work * 
labor for State, city and town employees at eight per day. 

Placed on file. . 

Papers from the Senate. 

A Bill to determine the license fee for spayed dogs (re- spayeddog*. 
ported on an order), passed to be engrossed by the Sen- 
ate, was read and ordered to a second reading. 

A Bill in relation to evidence at inquests in cases of I ^ e ll 8 e * t f 8 f ^ al 
fatal accidents on street railways, passed to be engrossed accidents on 
by the Senate, was read and referred, under the rule, to ways " 

the committee on Finance. 

The following petitions were referred, in concur- 
rence : — 

Petition of Ware Grange, No. 164, Patrons of Hus- imitation dairy 
bandry, for legislation to prevent deception in the manu- product8, 
facture and sale of imitation dairy products. 



374 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Oleomargarine, 
etc. 



Ibid. 



New England 
Conservatory 
of Music. 



Aid for indigent 
soldiers and 
sailors. 



Petition of Frank W. Harwood and others for legisla- 
tion to prohibit the manufacture and sale of [oleomargar- 
ine, butterine or other imitations of butter. 

Petition of Handel N. Daggett and others for legisla- 
tion to prevent the fraudulent coloring of oleomargarine 
in imitation of butter. 

Severally to the committee on Agriculture. 

Petitions of R. L. Greene and others ; and of Patrick 
T. Hanley and others, — severally, in aid of the petition 
of the New England Conservatory of Music for aid from 
the Commonwealth. 

Severally to the committee on Education. 

Petitions of Post 46, G. A. R., of Fall River, and of 
Post 30, G. A. K., of Lawrence, — severally, for the 
repeal of chapter 438 of the Acts of the year 1888 refer- 
ring to pauper aid for indigent soldiers and sailors. 

Severally to the committee on Military Affairs. 



Legal title of a 
certain ceme- 
tery in the city 
of New Bed- 
ford. 



Social clubs. 



Illegal gaming 
and sale of in- 
toxicating 
liquors by clubs. 



Meetings and 
elections of in- 
surance com- 
panies. 



Reports of Cornmittees. 

By Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, from the committee 
on the Judiciary, leave to withdraw, on the petition of 
the city council of New Bedford for an Act to authorize 
said city to remove the bodies from a certain cemetery 
in said city, and to secure the legal title thereof to the 
aforesaid city. 

By Mr. Pratt of Abington, from the same committee, 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to providing 
that no club for social or other purposes shall be incor- 
porated under the general laws of the Commonwealth, 
unless first recommended by the board having power 
to grant licenses in the town or city where such club is to 
be located. 

By the same gentleman, from the joint committee 
on the Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, on an order 
relative to preventing illegal gaming and the illegal sell- 
ing of intoxicating liquors by clubs incorporated under 
the general law. 

By Mr. Church of Cambridge, from the committee on 
Insurance, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative 
to amending section 74 of chapter 214 of the Acts of the 
year 1887, relating to the calling of meetings and the 
manner of voting thereat, by proxy or otherwise; also, 
to amending section 25 of said chapter, relating to the 



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 1889. 375 

manner of electing directors and the filling of vacancies 
in boards of directors. 

By Mr. Stearns of Dedham, from the same committee, Part two of the 

-!••%.• am i. .i ,i . j « third annual re- 

nO legislation necessary, on part two of the third annual .portoftiu Un- 
report of the Insurance Commissioner for the year 1887 miSMer °"r" 
(taken from the Senate files of last year). iheyewruw. 

By Mr. Smalley of Nantucket, from the committee on scallops. 
Fisheries and Game, leave to withdraw, on the petitions 
of J. M. Burgess and others that the taking of scallops 
in the waters of this State may be made free to all citi- 
zens of the Commonwealth. 

By Mr. Cutting of Weston, from the committee on Pay envelopes. 
Labor, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to 
prohibiting corporations from writing or printing, on any 
envelope or other article containing the wages of its 
employees, any matter except the name of the employee 
and amount of wages. 

By Mr. Nichols of Wilmington, from the same commit- Empioyees,- 
tee, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to legis- i^Som?*"* 
lation to prevent employers from discharging or discrimi- 
nating against employees because of belonging to labor 
organizations. 

By Mr. Barnes of Chelsea, from the same committee, Notice of reduo- 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to prohibit- employe!?. ° f 
ing corporations from reducing the pay of their employees 
without first giving such employees fifteen days' notice. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 

By Mr. Carter of Lowell, from the committee on Lyman school 
Finance, that the Resolve providing for the better accom- forBoya - 
modation of the Lyman School for Boys at Westborough 
ought to pass in a new draft, with the title, " Resolve pro- 
viding for the purchase of laud and for repairs to the 
buildings on the same, at the Lyman School for Boys." 

By Mr. Sanger of Cambridge, from the committee on Newburyport 
Drainage, on a petition, a Bill to authorize the city of 8ewerage * 
Newburyport to construct and maintain a system of sewer- 
age and sewage disposal. 

By Mr. Leach of Palmer, from the committee on Labor, Employment of 
on an order, a Bill to amend an Act relating to the em- mlnor8 - 
ployment of minors who cannot read and write in the 
English language. 

By Mr Sohier of Beverly, from the committee on Pub- salary of the 

i. • i tt»»h i i« i i i « justice of the 

lie Service, on an order, a Bill to establish the salary ot municipal conn 



376 



JOUENAL OF THE HOUSE, 



of the Itoxbury 
district of the 
city of Boston. 

Salary of the 
second assistant 
clerk of the 
municipal court 
for civil busi- 
ness in the city 
of Boston. 



Taunton Luna- 
tic Hospital. 



Hospital Cot- 
tages for Chil- 
dren in Bald- 
win vl lie. 



the justice of the municipal court of the Roxbury district 
of the city of Boston. 

By Mr. Gillespie of Boston, from the same committee, 
on a petition, a Hill to establish the salary of the second 
assistant clerk of the municipal court for civil business of 
the city of Boston. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Bennett of Springfield, from the committee on 
Finance, that the Resolve providing for certain changes 
and improvements at the Taunton Lunatic Hospital 
ought to pass. Placed in the orders of the day for to- 
morrow for a second reading. 

By Mr. Blodgett of Templeton, from the committee on 
Public Charitable Institutions, on a petition, a Bill in aid 
of the Hospital Cottages for Children in Baldwinville in 
the town of Templeton. Read and referred, under the 
rule, to the committee on Finance. 



Taken from the Table. 



Protection of 
private lands 
from trespass. 



Municipal 
suffrage for 
women. 



On motion of Mr. Leach of Palmer, the report of the 
committee on Fisheries and Game, inexpedient to legis- 
late, on the order relative to further legislation for the 
protection of trout brooks and private lands from trespass- 
ers, or of such amendment of chapter 308 of the Acts of 
the year 1884 as shall extend the provisions thereof to 
fish as well as to game, was taken from the table. Pend- 
ing the question on its acceptance, it was postponed for 
further consideration until to-morrow, on motion of Mr. 
Mellon of Worcester, to be placed in the orders of the 
day. 

Discharged from the Orders. 

On motion of Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, the Bill giving 
to women qualified to vote for members of the school com- 
mittee in any city or town the right to vote in all town 
and municipal elections, for all town and city offices, in 
such city or town, was discharged from the orders of the 
day, under a suspension of the rule. It was read a second 
time, and, pending the question on ordering to a third 
reading, it was, on motion of Mr. Bicknell of Boston, 
postponed for further consideration until Tuesday next, 
to be placed first in the orders of the day for that day. 



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 1889. 377 

On motion of Mr. McCall of Winchester, the Bill f^SrwSSSr 
relating to the public cemeteries in the town of Win- ter - 
Chester was discharged from the orders of the day, under 
a suspension of the rule. It was read a third time, 
passed to be engrossed, and sent up for concurrence. 
On further motion of the same gentleman, Rule 15 was 
suspended. 

On motions of Mr. Kimball of Fitchburg, the report of strict police. 
the committee on the Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, 
on an order relative to increasing the number of the 
district police, was discharged from the orders of the day, 
under a suspension of the rule, and was laid on the table. 

On motion of Mr. Bottum of Northampton, the Bill in Se d Snnecticat 
addition to an Act to provide for rebuilding the bridge River between 
across the Connecticut Oliver between Holyoke and South son^Hadiey. 
Hadley was discharged from the orders of the day, under 
sl suspension of the rule. It was read a second time, and, 
pending the question on ordering to a third reading, it 
was, on further motion of the same gentleman, postponed 
for further consideration until Wednesday next, to be 
placed first in the orders of the day for that day. 

Bills Enacted and Resolves Passed. 

Engrossed bills : 

To provide for clerical assistance in the office of the buis enacted. 
treasurer of the county of Middlesex ; 

Relating to deposits in savings banks ; 

Requiring savings banks and institutions for savings to 
make an accurate trial balance of their depositors' 
ledgers ; 

To amend the charter of the Old Ladies' Home Associ- 
ation ; 

Relating to the use of buildings in the city of Boston 
for stables ; and 

To further provide for the support of the criminal in- 
sane by the Commonwealth ; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent 
to the Senate. 

Engrossed resolves : 

In favor of the Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Resolves passed. 
Infirmary (which originated in the House) ; 



378 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

Confirming the acts of Arthur L. Huntington as a jus- 
tice of the peace ; and 

In favor of George White ; 

(Which severally originated in the Senate) ; 

Were severally passed, signed and sent to the Senate. 



Orders of the Day. 

orders of the The motion to reconsider the vote whereby the House 
refused to concur with the Senate in its amendments to 
the House Bill to fix the penalties for violations of the 
liquor laws, was considered, and after debate was adopted. 
The question recurring on concurring with the Senate in 
the amendments, the House non-concurred in the amend- 
ment at A, and concurred in th» amendment at B, and 
the bill was returned to the Senate endorsed accordingly. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on the Judiciary, inexpedient to legis- 
late : 

On an order relative to actions for damages for infringe- 
ment of patents ; 

On an order relative to conveyances of real estate and 
the papers necessary to vest title ; 

On an order relative to prohibiting " policy playing ; " 

On an order relative to the application of the statute of 
limitations to foreign corporations ; 

On an order relative to the survey and sale of lumber ; 
and 

Of the committee on Finance, inexpedient to legislate, 
on an order relative to devoting a part of a certain unex- 
pended appropriation for the purpose of providing a 
suitable enclosure for the statue oPJosiah Bartlett at 
Amesbury ; 

Were severally accepted. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Fisheries and Game, leave to with- 
draw, on the petition of J. K. Pearl and others of Box- 
ford for the lease of great ponds in said town for the 
cultivation of useful fishes ; 

Of the committee on Mercantile Affairs, leave to with- 
draw : 

On the petition of W. F. Salmon and others for an act 
of incorporation as the Lowell Protective Association ; and 



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 1889. 379 

On the petition of the Columbian Associates for an act 
of incorporation for the purpose of erecting and main- 
taining a public hall in the city of Lynn ; 

Were severally accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Banks and Banking, inexpedient 
to legislate, on an order relative to amending section 12 
of chapter 387 of the Acts of the year 1887, in relation to 
the guaranty fund of mortgage, loan and investment com- 
panies, by inserting the words " hereafter established" 
after the word " corporation" in the first line of said sec- 
tion ; and 

Of the committee on Insurance, inexpedient to legislate, 
on an order relative to amending section 8 of chapter 183 
of the Acts of the year 1885 in regard to an emergency 
fund ; 

Were severally accepted, in concurrence. 

The report of the committee on Towns, leave to with- 
draw, on the petition of William A. Alexander and others 
that a portion of the town of Watertown be annexed to 
the city of Newton, was, on motion of Mr. Slocum of 
Newton, postponed for further consideration until to- 
morrow, to be placed first in the orders of the day, pend- 
ing an amendment moved by Mr. Greenwood of Ashland 
to substitute a "Bill to annex a part of the town of 
Watertown to the city of Newton " 

The report of the committee on Public Service, inex- 
pedient to legislate, on an order relative to increasing the 
salary of the assistant clerk of the municipal court of 
Roxbury district of the city of Boston, was laid on the 
table, on motion of Mr. McDonough of Boston. 

Bills : 

To authorize the Massachusetts Society for the Preven- 
tion of Cruelty to Animals to hold additional real and 
personal estate ; 

To establish the salary of the clerk of the third district 
court of Plymouth ; 

To authorize the Boston Pilot's Relief Society to hold 
additional real and personal estate ; 

To change the name of the A. C. Barnes Whip Com- 
pany ; 

To prevent the baiting and shooting of wild fowl in the 
night time ; 



380 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

To amend chapter 173 of the Acts of the year 1865, in 
relation to the Board of Overseers of Harvard College ; 

Relating to clerical assistance in the office of the register 
of probate and insolvency in Bristol County ; and 

To provide for the disposition of legacies bequeathed to 
minors who have no legal guardian ; and 

Resolves : 

Providing for the payment of certain bills incurred, in 
excess of the appropriations therefor, at the Lyman School 
for Boys ; 

In favor of Abby P. Choate ; and 

In favor of George W. Warren ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

The Bill to change the name of the Oakland Garden 
Association, and to grant certain powers and privileges to 
said corporation, was read a second time, and, pending 
the question on ordering to a third reading, it was, on 
motion of Mr. McNary of Boston, postponed for further 
consideration until to-morrow, to be placed second in the 
orders of the day. 

Bills : 

To incorporate the Bradford Farmers' and Mechanics' 
Institute ; 

To authorize the Homoeopathic Medical Dispensary to 
hold additional real and personal estate ; 

To authorize the city of Fall River to lay out and con- 
struct streets or ways through the Reed or Brightman 
burial grounds ; 

To authorize the city of Fall River to lay out and con- 
struct a street or way through the Snell burial ground ; and 

Relating to buildings in the public parks of the city of 
Boston ; and the 

Resolve to confirm the acts of Fred B. By ram as justice 
of the peace (its title having been changed by the com- 
mittee on Bills in the Third Reading) ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be en- 
grossed, and sent up for concurrence. 

The Bill relative to enlarging the power of the President 
and Fellows of Harvard College to hold taxable real estate 
was read a third time, and was passed to be engrossed, in 
concurrence. 



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 1889. 381 

The Bill to incorporate the Newton Real Estate Asso- 
ciation was read a second time and considered. Mr. 
Mellen of Worcester moved to amend, in line 2 of section 
2, by striking out the word " counties" and inserting in 
place thereof the word " county;" also by striking 
out in the same line the words "and Suffolk." After 
debate, the amendments were rejected, by a vote of 62 to 
90, and the bill was ordered to a third reading. 



On motion of Mr. Merrill of Quincy, at eighteen 
minutes past four o'clock the House adjourned. 



382 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Thursday, March*7, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 



Province laws. 



Committee Appointed. 

The Speaker appointed as the committee on the part 
of the House to investigate the affairs of the office of 
the Commissioner of Province Laws, Messrs. Slocum of 
Newton, Allen of Woburn, Gillespie of Boston, Rowel 1 
of Methuen, Leach of Boston, Smalley of Nantucket and 
McNary of Boston. 



Petitions Presented. 

oleomargarine. By Mr. Blodgett of Templeton, petition of L. A. 
Manning and others for such legislation as will prohibit 
the manufacture and sale of oleomargarine, butterine or 
other imitations of butter. Referred to the committee on 
Agriculture. 

By Mr. Shepard of Sandisfield, remonstrance of Fred- 
erick S. Aymar and others against the establishment of a 
district court in place of the police court of Lee, which 
shall include the town of Stockbridge. Referred to the 
joint committee on the Judiciary. 

By Mr. Gracey of Salem, remonstrance of W. G. 
Webber & Co. and others of Salem against granting the 
petition of the American Bell Telephone Company for 
permission to increase its capital stock. Referred to the 
committee on Mercantile Affairs. 

By Mr. Gilman of North Andover, petition of Post 99, 
G. A. R., of Andover; and by Mr. O'Mealey of Boston, 
petition of Frederick Hecker Post 21, G. A. R., of Bos- 
ton, — severally, for the repealing of laws relating to 
pauper aid for indigent soldiers and sailors. 

Severally referred to the committee on Military Af- 
fairs. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 



Establishment 
of a district 
court in place 
of the police 
court of Lee. 



American Bell 

Telephone 

Company. 



Aid for indi- 
gent soldiers 
and sailors. 



THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1889. 383 

By Mr. Gould of Warren, remonstrance of Samuel E. patriot court 

_._ , J , - », i .^i ii*i i* i* for Western 

Blair and 421 others against the establishment of a dis- Worcester. 
trict court for Western Worcester. 

By Mr. Smalley of Nantucket, remonstrance of W. J. £2JjjJ{J of 
Higgins and others ; by Mr. Nichols of Gloucester, 
remonstrance of W. G. Davis and others ; by Mr. Worth 
of Boston, remonstrance of F. D. Perkins and others ; 
by Mr. Means of Boston, remonstrance of J. W. Keyes 
and others ; and by Mr. Fottler of Boston, remonstrance 
of N. A. Plympton and others, — severally, against any 
change in the laws relating to the practice of medicine. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 

By Mr. Shepard of Sandisfield, petition of George A. TownofSandu- 
Shepard of Sandisfield that certain proceedings of the 
town of Sandisfield in relation to the manner of collecting 
their taxes assessed in 1888 may be confirmed and made 
valid. Referred to the committee on the Judiciary, un- 
der a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule, and sent up for 
concurrence in the suspension of the rule. 

Papers from the Senate. 

A report of the committee on Cities, leave to withdraw, Additional rep- 
on the petition of John E. Heslan and others for legisla- [hTGe*ne V rai t0 
tion giving to wards 22 and 25 in the city of Boston each ^d^Mand 
two representatives in the General Court, accepted by the %> ot Boston. 
Senate, was read and placed in the Orders of the Day for 
to-morrow. 

Bills : 

To authorize the Unitarian Sunday School Society to unitarian sun- 
hold meetings in any part of the United States, and to socift^ 001 
confirm certain proceedings of said corporation (reported 
on a petition) ; 

To provide for the holding of weekly sessions of the weekly tea- 
district court of Hampshire in the town of Ware (re- Mct^anlt dia ' 
ported on an order and a petition) ; ^J!* hireat 

Relating to the discharge of inmates of the State Indus- Discharge of 
trial and Reform Schools (reported on a petition) ; SXeXduBtriai 

Severally passed to be engrossed by the Senate, were j^SJoohf " 11 
severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

The House Resolves providing for submitting to the intoxicating 
people the article of amendment forbidding the manufac- B S t U u°tioSai con " 
ture and sale of intoxicating liquors to be used as a bev- am* 1 " 1 ""**- 



384 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Exemption 
from legal pre 
ess of pension 
money of sol- 
diers. 



Cider. 



Woman suf- 
frage. 



Inspection of 
apples. 



National flag on 
school-houses. 



Woodcock, 
partridge and 
quail. 



Ibid. 



Trout. 



erage came down passed to be engrossed, in concurrence,, 
with certain amendments. Placed in the orders of the 
day for to-morrow, the question being on concurring with 
the Senate in the amendments. 

Notice was received from the Senate of the rejection by 
that branch of the Bill (introduced on leave in the House) 
to exempt from legal process the pension money paid by 
the United States to soldiers and their heirs. 

The following petitions were referred, in concurrence : — 
Petition of David P. Beal and others for an amendment 
of the Public Statutes exempting cider from the pro- 
visions thereof relating to intoxicating liquor. To the com-- 
mittee on the Liquor Law. 

Petitions of Henrietta L. T. Walcott and others, and 
Helen A. Shafer and others, — severally, for legislation 
enabling women to vote in all town and municipal elec- 
tions and affairs, including the question of granting liquor 
licenses. 

Severally to the committee on Woman Suffrage. 

Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Clemence of Southbridge, from the committee 
on Agriculture, leave to withdraw, on petitions of Charles 
Lawrence and others for legislation respecting the inspec- 
tion of apples. 

By Mr. JShepard of Sandisfield, from the committee on 
Education, inexpedient to legislate, on an order' relative 
to providing for the erection and maintenance of the 
national flag on all public school buildings. 

By Mr. McDonald of Pittsfield, from the committee on 
Fisheries and Game, leave to withdraw, on the petitions 
of W. H. Whitcomb and others for legislation to make 
lawful the taking or killing of woodcock and partridge 
from September 15th to December 15th, and quail from 
October 1st to December 15th. 

By Mr. Smalley of Nantucket, from the same committee, 
leave to withdraw, on the petition of John Maher and oth- 
ers for such legislation as will allow the taking and killing 
of woodcock from September 15th to January 1st, and 
quail and partridge from October 1st to January 1st. 

By Mr. Stimpson of Swampscott, from the same com- 
mittee, leave to withdraw, on the petition of the South 
Berkshire Sportsman's Club and others for legislation 



THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1889. 385 

providing a penalty for taking, without immediately re- 
turning to the water from which they are caught, trout 
less than six inches in length, and for having in possession 
trout less than that length. 

By Mr. Haskell of Gloucester, from the same commit- Qa** 1 - 
tee, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to the 
time of taking and killing quail. 

By Mr. Allen of Lowell, from the committee on Public Pauper inmate. 
Charitable Institutions, inexpedient to legislate, on an uwe*iMtiiii?" 
order relative to defining what is meant by pauper in- hwpitaia. 1111latlc 
mates in State charitable institutions and lunatic hospitals. 

By Mr. Edward Sullivan of Boston, from the same increase of in. 
committee, no legislation necessary, on so much of the £i*ne , .~ CMe of 
Governor's address as relates to the increase of nnsanity 
and the care of the insane. 

By Mr. Miller of Needham, from the committee on cremation of 
Public Health, inexpedient to legislate, on an order rela- Kti?L 8eand 
tive to the cremation of garbage and other substances 
deleterious to the public health. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 

By Mr. Sohier of Beverly, from the committee on Pro- Righuof hn»- 
bate and Insolvency, on an order, a Bill to amend section decealedhnt. 111 
17 of chapter 124 of the Public Statutes, relative to the *£*'■ or w,fe ' B 



rights of a husband or wife in the real estate of the 
deceased wife or husband. 

By Mr. Leach of Palmer, from the committee on Labor, Alien labor. 
on an order and petitions, a Bill to prohibit the employ- 
ment of aliens by the Commonwealth or any city or town 
therein. 

By Mr. Barker of Maiden, from the committee on BoitonArt 
Mercantile Affairs, on a petition, a Bill to authorize the Club * 
Boston Art Club to hold additional real and personal 
estate. 

By Mr. Lincoln of Wrentham, from the same commit- Marlborough 

• .• t-»«»i ,ii n i -»r i Sch a yler Elec- 

tee, on a petition, a Bill to change the name of the Marl- trie Light com. 

borough Schuyler Electric Light Company. pany ' 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, from the same committee, Dartmonthciub 

on a petition, a Bill to incorporate the Dartmouth Club ?o r d. cwBed " 

of New Bedford. 

By Mr. Bottum of Northampton, from the same com- Pentncketciub 

mittee, on a petition, a Bill to incorporate the Pentucket of HaverhilL 

Club of Haverhill. 



386 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Wamsutta Club 
of New Bed- 
ford. 



Salary of the 
justice of the 
second district 
court of Eastern 
Worcester. 



By the same gentleman, from the same committee, on 
a petition, a Bill to incorporate the Wamsutta Club of 
New Bedford. 

By Mr. Haseltine of Lawrence, from the committee on 
Public Service, on a petition, a Bill to establish the salary 
of the justice of the second district court of Eastern 
Worcester. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

Burea^ofsta- ^ ^ r ' Grould of Warren, from the committee on Fi- 
tistios of Labor, nance, that the Senate Bill • relating to electroty ping the 

reports of the Bureau of Statistics of Labor ought to pass. 
ofTuwic 1 ?^ fy ^ r - Novell of Boston, from the same committee, 
ords of parishes, that the Senate Resolve providing for the printing and 
counties. distribution of the report of the commissioner of public 

records of parishes, towns and counties ought to pass. 
Severally placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow 

for a second reading. 



Orders of the 
Day. 



Orders of the Day. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on the Judiciary, leave to withdraw, 
on the petition of the city council of New Bedford for an 
act to authorize said city to remove the bodies from a cer- 
tain cemetery in said city and to secure the legal title 
thereof to the aforesaid city ; and 

Of the same committee, inexpedient to legislate, on an 
order relative to providing that no club for social or other 
purposes shall be incorporated under the general laws of 
the Commonwealth unless first recommended by the 
board having power to grant licenses in the town or city 
where such club is to be located ; 

Were severally accepted. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Fisheries and Game, leave to 
withdraw, on the petitions of J. M. Burgess and others 
that the taking of scallops in the waters of this State 
may be made free to all citizens of the Commonwealth ; 

Of the committee on Insurance, no legislation necessary, 
on part two of the Third Annual Report of the Insurance 
Commissioner for the year 1887 (taken from the Senate 
files) ; 

Of the same committee, inexpedient to legislate, on an 
order relative to amending section 74 of chapter 214 of 



THURSDAY, MARCH. 7, 1889. 387 

the Acts of the year 1887, relating to the calling of meet- 
ings of insurance companies and the manner of voting 
thereat by proxy or otherwise ; also to amend section 25 
of said chapter, relating to the manner of electing direc- 
tors and the filling of vacancies in boards of directors ; 

Of the joint committee on the Judiciary, inexpedient to 
legislate, on an order relative to preventing illegal gaming 
and the illegal selling of intoxicating liquors by clubs in- 
corporated under the general law ; and 

Of the committee on Labor, inexpedient to legislate : 

On an order relative to prohibiting corporations from . 
writing or printing on any envelope or other article con- 
taining the wages of its employees any matter except the 
name of the employee and amount of wages ; and 

On an order relative to legislation to prevent employers 
from discharging or discriminating against employees be- 
cause of belonging to labor organizations ; 

Were severally accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

The report of the committee on Labor, inexpedient to 
legislate, on an order relative to prohibiting corporations 
from reducing the pay of their employees without first 
giving such employees fifteen days' notice, was laid on 
the table, on motion of Mr. Eldredge of Chicopee. 

The report of the committee on Fisheries and Game, 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to further 
legislation for the protection of trout brooks and private 
lands from trespassers, or of such amendment of chapter 
308 of the Acts of the year 1884 as shall extend the pro- 
visions thereof to fish as well as to game, was accepted, in 
concurrence. . 

The report of the committee on Towns, leave to with- 
draw, on the petition of William A. Alexander and others 
that a portion of the town of Watertown be annexed to 
the city of Newton, was further considered. After debate, 
the bill moved as a substitute by Mr. Greenwood of Ash- 
land was rejected by a vote of 51 to 85, and the report 
was accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

Bills : 

To authorize the city of Newburyport to construct and 
maintain a system of sewerage and sewage disposal ; and 

To amend an Act relating to the employment of minors 
who cannot read and write in the English language ; and 



388 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

Resolves : 

Providing for the purchase of land and for repairs to 
the buildings on the same at the Lyman School for Boys ; 
and 

Providing for certain changes and improvements at the 
Taunton Lunatic Hospital ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

The Bill to establish the salary of the second assistant 
clerk of the municipal court for civil business of the city 
of Boston was read a second time, and was ordered to a 
third reading by a vote of 77 to 54. 

The Bill to determine the license fee for spayed dogs 
was read a second time, and, pending the question on 
ordering to a third reading, it was, on motion of Mr. Mil- 
ton of Waltham, postponed for further consideration until 
to-morrow. 

The Bill to establish the salary of the justice of the 
municipal court of the Roxbury district of the city of 
Boston was read a second time, and, pending the ques- 
tion on ordering to a third reading, it was laid on the 
table, on motion of Mr. Sohier of Beverly. 

The Bill to change the name of the Oakland Garden 
Association, and to grant certain powers and privileges to 
said corporation, was ordered to a third reading. 

Bills : 

To amend chapter 169 of the Public Statutes, relating to 
the proof of statutes ; 

To authorize the Boston Pilot's Relief Society to hold 
additional real and personal estate ; 

To incorporate the Newton Real Estate Association ; 

To change the name of the A. C. Barnes Whip Com- 
pany; 

To amend chapter 173 of the Acts of the year 1865, in 
relation to the Board of Overseers of Harvard College ; 

Relating to clerical assistance in the office of the regis- 
ter of probate and insolvency in Bristol County ; and 

To provide for the disposition of legacies bequeathed to 
minors who have no legal guardian ; and the 

Resolve providing for the payment of certain bills in- 
curred, in excess of the appropriations therefor, at the 
Lyman School for Boys ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be en- 
grossed and sent up for concurrence. 



THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1889. 389 

The Bill to establish the salary of the clerk of the third 
district court of Plymouth was read a third time, and 
was passed to be engrossed by a vote of 71^to 30, and 
sent up for concurrence. 

Resolves : 

In favor of Abby P. Choate ; and 
In favor of George W. Warren ; 

Were severally read a third time and were passed to 
be engrossed, in concurrence. 

The Bill to prevent the baiting and shooting of wild 
fowl in the night time was read a third time, and, after 
debate, was rejected. 



On motion of Mr. Alden of Middleborough, at twenty- 
nine minutes before four o'clock the House adjourned. 



390 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Friday, March 8, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 



American Bell 

Telephone 

Company. 



Abolishment of 
the jail and 
house of cor. 
rection of Nan- 
tucket. 



Practice of 
medicine 



State Board of 
Arbitration. 



Petitions Resented. 

By Mr. Brown of Salem, remonstrance pf M. Moriarty 
and others against granting the petition of the American 
Bell Telephone Company for authority to increase its 
capital stock. Referred to the committee on Mercantile 
Affairs. 

By Mr. Smalley of Nantucket, remonstrance of the 
town of Nantucket against the abolishment of tho jail and 
house of correction, and the erection of new buildings for 
the accommodation of prisoners in Nantucket County. 
Referred to the committee on Prisons. 

Severally sent up for concurrence 

By Mr. Hamilton of New Salem, remonstrance of C. 
W. Bannon and others against any change in the laws re- 
lating to the practice of medicine. Referred to the com- 
mittee on the Judiciary. 

Papers from the Senate. 

Ordered, In concurrence, that the committee on Print- 
ing consider the expediency of reporting a Resolve pro- 
viding for printing and distributing additional copies of 
the annual report of the State Board of Arbitration for 
the year 1888. 



Suffolk Trust 
and Investment 
Company. 



Point of order. 



The following order was considered ; 



Banking 



Ordered^ That the committee on Banks and 
consider the expediency of changing the name of the Suf- 
folk Trust and Investment Company by striking out 
therefrom the words «• and Investment," so that the name 
of said company shall read " Suffolk Trust Company." 

Mr. McDonough of Boston raised the point of order 
that the order was in violation of House Rule No. 47. 
The Speaker declared the point well taken, inasmuch as 
the desired legislation* should be asked for by a petition. 
The order was ruled out, and notice was sent to the 
Senate. 



over 
River 



FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1889. 391 

A report of the committee on Fisheries and Game, Protection of 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to protecting mammailin" 1 
the introduction and propagation of exotic birds and SJJJum? 
mammals for scientific and experimental purposes on Egg auntie*. 
Island in the county of Bristol and Great Island in the 
county of Barnstable, accepted by the Senate, was read 
and placed in the orders of the day for Monday. 

Bills : 

To incorporate the American Humane Education Society mSnYEdSSSon 
(reported on a petition) ; society. 

Relating to the harbor master and assistant harbor mas- Harbor maater 
ters for the harbor of Boston (reported, in part, on the hartwmaatera 
fourth annual report of the Board of Police of the city of of Botton - 
Boston) ; and 

To provide for the construction and maintenance of a Bridge ov 
highway and bridge over the tide waters of the Acushnet between nSw 
River, between the city of New Bedford and the town of Faf/hYve5? d 
Fairhaven (reported on petitions) ; 

Severally passed to be engrossed by the Senate, were 
severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

A Bill to establish the salary of the district attorney salary of the 

r*u»JJiJ' A «i. j district attor- 

of the middle district ; and a neyofthe 

Resolve in favor of Jane Parks ; 7™ ?*£!*' 

Severally reported on a petition, and severally passed 
to be engrossed by the Senate, were severally read and 
referred, under the rule, to the committee on Finance. 

The House Bill to amend section 15 of chapter 215 of Jj®"* 16 con * 
the Public Statutes, in relation to female convicts, came 
down passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the 
title amended, so that it read " Bill relative to imposing 
sentences upon female convicts," in which the House con- 
curred, under a suspension of the rule, and the bill was 
returned to the Senate endorsed accordingly. 

The House petition of Edward F. Johnson, mayor of ^% 0,Wo - 
the city of Woburn, for legislation to confirm the acts of 
the city clerk and the city treasurer of the city of Woburn, 
came down concurred in the suspension of the 12th Joint 
Rule. 

A petition of Post 20, G. A. R., of Colrain, for the Aidforindi- 
repeal of chapter 438 of the Acts of the year 1888, refer- KS'aaUo™™ 
ring to pauper aid for indigent soldiers and sailors, was 
referied, in concurrence, to the committee on Military 
Affairs. 



392 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Women as jus- 
tices of the 
peace. 



Woodlawn 
Cemetery in 
Everett. 



Drunkenness,— 

Massachusetts 

Reformatory. 



Bonds In 
of appeals from 
the allowance 
of a will. 

Bale of cigar- 
ettes to minors. 



«• Backet 
shops." 



Attorneys-at- 
law. 



Vote on appro- 
priations at 
town meetings. 



Biennial i 
slons. 



Margaret Ann 
Pierce. 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Perkins of Cambridge, from the committee on 
the Judiciary, leave to withdraw, on the petition of Daniel 
L. Milliken and others for the enactment of a law ena- 
bling women to hold the office of justice of the peace. 

By Mr. Pratt of Abington, from the same committee, 
leave to withdraw, on the petition of Ebenezer Martin and 
others for legislation relativp to a division of lots in Wood- 
lawn Cemetery in Everett. 

By Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, from the same com- 
mittee, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to 
the non-committal of persons convicted of the second 
offence of drunkenness to the Massachusetts Reformatory. 

By Mr. Blume of Boston, from the same committee, 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to bonds in 
cases of appeal from the allowance of a will. 

By Mr. Dewey of Boston, from the same comojittee, 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to limiting 
or preventing the sale or gift of cigarettes to minors. 

By Mr. Howland of Chelsea, from the same committee, 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to restraining 
and declaring illegal and making penal all transactions 
and dealings in stocks in exchanges, commonly called 
" bucket shops." 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order n lative to providing 
that no attorney-at-law shall be held for trial in the 
superior court in any county, who is actually engaged in 
the trial of a cause in said court in any other county. 

By Mr. Pratt of Abington, from the same committee, 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to regulating 
the manner of taking the vote on appropriations at town 
meetings. 

By Mr. Russell of Douglas, from the joint special com- 
mittee on Constitutional Amendments, inexpedient to 
legislate, on an order relative to biennial sessions of the 
Legislature. [Mr. Sanger of Boston, of the House, dis- 
senting.] 

By Mr. Harvey of Boston, from the committee on 
Military Affairs, leave to withdraw, at the request of the 
petitioner, on the petition of Margaret Ann Pierce that 
she may be made eligible to receive State aid. 



FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1889. 393 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, from the committee on Worcester Nat- 
Mercantile Affairs, leave to withdraw, on the petition of sode"y! tory 
the Worcester Natural History Society for an amendment 
of its charter. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
Monday. 

By Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, from the committee on Records of con. 
the Judiciary, on a petition, a Bill to amend section 6 of KSSISu.' 
chapter 82 of the Public Statutes, relating to records of 
conveyances of burial lots. 

By Mr. Slocum of Newton, from the committee on Board of pub- 
Cities, on a petition, a Bill to establish a board of public ctt/ofNew ibe 
works for the city of New Bedford. Bedford. 

By Mr. Sanger of Boston, from the joint special com- Biennial Re- 
mittee on Constitutional Amendments, on an order, Re- SSKe»and le 
solves providing for biennial elections of State officers 3S2»i"<MuS. e 
and members of the General Court. [Mr. McEttrick of 
Boston, of the House, dissenting. J 

By Mr. Pillsbury of Boston, from the committee on infection of 
Manufactures, on the report of the Inspector of Gas and £?*£!! **" 
Gas Meters, a Bill to amend section 1 of chapter 61 of 
the Public Statutes, in relation to the inspection of gas 
and gas meters. 

By Mr. Shepard of Danvers, from the committee on provincial 
Printing, on orders, a Resolve providing for the discon- Lawa ' 
tinuance of the publication of the Provincial Laws. [See 
House No. 214. J 

By Mr. Howard of Lawrence, from the committee on ^JJw^o? 
Public Service, on a petition, a Bill to establish the salary the Roxbury 
of the constables of the Roxbury district court. dutrlct court ' 

By Mr. Brooks of Ashby, from the committee on unionviiie 
Parishes and Religious Societies, on a petition, a Bill to fodety! lcal 
change the name of the Unionviiie Evangelical Society. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

Motion to Reconsider. 

Mr. Slocum of Newton moved to reconsider the vote watertown,- 
whereby the House yesterday accepted the report of the Newton - 
committee on Towns, leave to withdraw, on the petition 
of William A. Alexander and others that a portion of the 
town of Watertown be annexed to the city of Newton. 
After debate, the motion to reconsider was rejected by a 
vote of 55 to 78. 



394 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Eight hours a 
day's work. 



Taken from the Table. 

On motions of Mr. Leach of Palmer, the report of the 
committee on Labor, leave to withdraw, on the petition of 
Frank K. Foster and others for the enactment of a law 
fixing the hours of labor of State, city, county and town 
employees at eight hours per day, was taken from the 
table, and was postponed for further consideration until 
Wednesday next, to be placed second in the orders of the 
day for that day. 



Cremation of 
garbage. 



Discharged from the Orders. 

On motions of Mr. Miller of Needham, the report of 
the committee on Public Health, inexpedient to legislate, 
on an order relative to the cremation of garbage and other 
substances deleterious to the public health, was discharged 
from the orders of the day, under a suspension of the 
rule, and was laid on the table. 



Bills enacted. 



Bills enacted and Resolves Passed. 

Engrossed bills : 

To establish the salary of the clerk of the municipal 
court of the West Roxbury district of the city of Boston ; 

To establish the salary of the justice of the police court 
of Fitchburg ; 

In addition to an Act relative to the location in which a 
savings bank or institution for savings may transact its 
principal business ; 

Relating to the admission of dying declarations as evi- 
dence in certain cases ; 

To authorize the city of Quincy to pay certain engi- 
neers and volunteer firemen ; 

Concerning the employment of clerks- and other assist- 
ance in the department of the Secretary of the Common- 
wealth ; 

To provide for the appointment of a superintendent of 
streets in towns ; 

To establish the polls and estates of the several cities 
and towns in the Commonwealth ; 

To authorize the city of Lawrence to maintain a bridge 
over the North Canal of the Essex Company on Union 
Street in said city ; 



FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1889. 395 

To provide for the further improvement of the Com- 
monwealth's flats at South Boston ; 

(Which severally originated in the Hou^e) ; and 

To change the name of the Newburyport Gas Company ; 

Authorizing the transfer of the property of the Female 
Auxiliary Bible Society of Boston and Vicinity, and the 
dissolution of the corporation ; 

(Which severally originated in the Senate) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent 
to the Senate. 



Resolves 



Engrossed resolves : 

Providing for an agent to care for the property acquired *22!£ 
by the Commonwealth, for the better accommodation of 
the State government, under chapter 349 of the Acts of 
the year 1888 ; 

In favor of Catherine B. Burroughs ; 

In favor of Mary A. S. Batterman ; 

In favor of Maria Gragg ; 

Providing for the payment of certain bills incurred by 
William Cogswell, medical examiner for the fourth Essex 
district ; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; and 

In favor of Mary K. Johnson ; 

(Which originated in the Senate) ; 

Were severally passed, signed and sent to the Senate. 

Orders of the Day, 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Education, inexpedient to legis- orders of the 
late, on an order relative to providing for the erection ay * 
and maintenance of the national flag on all public school 
buildings ; 

Of the committee on Fisheries and Game, leave to 
withdraw : . 

On the petition of the South Berkshire Sportsman's 
Club and others for legislation providing a penalty for 
taking, without immediately returning to the water from 
which they are caught, trout less than six inches in 
length, and for having in possession trout less than that 
length ; 

On the petition of John Maher and others for such 
legislation as will allow the taking and killing of woodcock 
from September 15 to January 1, and quail and partridge 
from October 1 to January 1 ; 



396 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

On the petitions of W. H. Whitcomb and others for 
legislation to make lawful the taking and killing of wood- 
cock and partridge from September 15 to December 15, 
and quail from October 1 to December 15 ; 

Of the same committee, inexpedient to legislate, on an 
order relative to the time of taking and killing quail ; 

Of the committee on Public Charitable Institutions, no 
legislation necessary, on so much of the Governor's ad- 
dress as relates to the increase of insanity and the care of 
the insane ; and 

Of the same committee, inexpedient to legislate, on an 
order relative to defining what is meant by pauper 
inmates in State charitable institutions and lunatic hospi- 
tals; 

Were severally accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

The report of the committee on Cities, leave to with- 
draw, on the petition of John E. Heslan and others for 
legislation giving to wards 22 and 25 in the city of Bos- 
ton each two representatives in the General Court, was 
accepted, in concurrence. 

The report of the committee on Agriculture, leave to 
withdraw, on petitions of Charles Lawrence and others 
for legislation respecting the inspection of apples, was, on 
motion of Mr. Babbitt of Berkley, postponed for further 
consideration until Tuesday next, to be placed second in 
the orders of the day for that day. 

Bills : 

To amend section 17 of chapter 124 of the Public 
Statutes, relative to the rights of a husband or wife in 
the real estate of the deceased wife or husband ; 

To authorize the Boston Art Club to hold additional 
real and personal estate ; * " 

To incorporate the Pentucket Club of Haverhill ; 

To change the name of the Marlborough Schuyler 
Electric Light Company ; 

To incorporate the Dartmouth Club of New Bedford ; 

To establish the salary of the justice of the second dis- 
trict court of Eastern Worcester ; 

To incorporate the Wamsutta Club of New Bedford ; 

Relating to electrotyping the reports of the Bureau of 
Statistics of Lal>or ; 

To authorize the Unitarian Sunday School Society to 
hold meetings in any part of the United States, and to 
confirm certain proceedings of said corporation ; 



FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1889. 397 

To provide for the holding of weekly sessions of the 
district court of Hampshire in the town of Ware ; and 

Relating to the discharge of inmates of the State Indus- 
trial and Reform Schools ; and the 

Resolve providing for the printing and distribution of 
the report of the commissioner of public records of 
parishes, towns and counties ; 

Were severally read a second time, and ordered to a 
third reading. 

The Bill to prohibit the employment of aliens by the 
Commonwealth or any city or town therein was read a 
second time, and was rejected by a vote of 44 to 46. 

Bills: 

Concerning joint tenancy and tenancy in common of 
real and personal estate ; 

To authorize the Massachusetts Society for the Pre- 
vention of Cruelty to Animals to hold additional real and 
personal estate ; 

To amend an Act relating to the employment of minors 
who cannot read and write in the English language ; and 

To establish the salary of the second assistant clerk of 
the municipal court for civil business of the city of Bos- 
ton ; and 

Resolves : 

Providing for the purchase of land, and for repairs to 
the buildings on the same, at the Lyman School for Boys ; 
and 

Providing for certain changes and improvements at the 
Taunton Lunatic Hospital ; 

W r ere severally read a third time, passed to be en- 
grossed and sent up for concurrence. 

The Bill to change the name of the Oakland Garden 
Association, and to grant certain powers and privileges 
to said corporation, was read a third time, and was passed 
to be engrossed, in concurrence. 

The Bill to determine the license fee for spayed dogs 
was further considered, the question being on ordering to 
a third reading. Mr. Milton of Waltham moved to 
amend, in line 11, by inserting after the word " unless " 
the words " a certificate of a veterinary surgeon is filed 
with the clerk of the city or town that." The amendment 
was adopted ; and the bill was rejected, and notice was 
sent to the Senate. 



398 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

The Resolves providing for submitting to the people the 
article of amendment forbidding the manufacture and sale 
of intoxicating liquors to be used as a beverage were fur- 
ther considered, the question being on concurring with 
the Senate in the amendments adopted by that branch, 
and printed in Senate No. 99. The House concurred in 
the amendment at A by a vote of 87 to 30, and in the 
amendment at B. The amendment at C was considered. 
Mr. Harrington of Hull moved to strike out the words, 
" Such ballots shall be distributed to the voters at each 
polling place by two distributors, one of whom shall 
be publicly known to be in favor of, and the other 
opposed to, the proposed amendment, to be ap- 
pointed by the clerk of the city or town, and 
their compensation to be paid by the city or town." 
After debate, the previous question was ordered on the 
amendment at C, on motion of Mr. Bond of Fitchburg, 
and the amendment moved by Mr. Harrington to the 
amendment was rejected, by a vote of 71 to 76. The 
House then concurred in the amendment at C. The 
amendment at D was considered. After debate, the 
previous question on this amendment was ordered, on 
motion of Mr. Morison of Boston, and the House non- 
concurred in the amendment, by a vote of 44 to 98. The 
Resolves were returned to the Senate endorsed accord- 
ingly. 

On motion of Mr. Dubuque of Fall River, at four 
minutes past three o'clock the House adjourned. 



MONDAY, MARCH 11, 1889. 399 



Monday, March 11, 1889, 

Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain, 

Petitions Presented. 

By Mr, Rogers of West Newbury, petition of the town Truant schools. 
of West Newbury in aid of the petition of the mayor of 
Salem for the repeal of the law requiring county commis- 
sioners to establish truant schools, when requested to do 
so by three or more towns. Referred to the committee 
on Education. 

By Mr. Harris of East Bridge water, petition of Theo- waipoie and 
dore F. Wright for payment to the towns of Walpole Brid « owater - 
and Bridgewater of money due them under chapter 43 1 of 
the Acts of the year 1888, relating to the employment of 
superintendents of schools. Referred to the committee 
on Education, under a suspension of the 12th Joint 
Rule. 

By Mr. Berry of Salem, remonstrance of W. S. Dick- The Ame rican 
son and others of Salem against granting the petition of company? ° ne 
the American Bell Telephone Company for increase of its 
capital stock. Referred to the committee on Mercantile 
Affairs. 

By Mr. Marchant of Edgartown, petition of Charles F. {£ e & r ^£ a ° f 
Dunham and 197 others for an act of incorporation as takewett 
the '•Proprietors of the New Mattakessett Creeks" for 
the purpose of constructing, maintaining and operating 
a herring or ale wife and other fishery in Edgartown. 
Referred to the committee on Mercantile Affairs, under a 
suspension of the 12th Joint Rule. 

By Mr. Kimball of Lynn, petition of Theodore P. E*" tionof 
Perkins and others for the exemption from tax of all 
products of labor, personal property and improvements 
upon land, and providing for the collection of all public 
revenue from the value created by society by a single tax 
upon the rental or site value of land. Referred to the 
committee on Taxation. 



400 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Practice of 
medicine. 



Alewives, — 
Bourne. 



MaryGoodnow. j$y Mr. Wood of Northborough, petition of Samuel 
Wood for legislation to authorize the town of Northbor- 
ough to erect a monument to the memory of Mary Good- 
now, who was killed by the Indians August 18, 1707. 
Referred to the committee on Towns, under a suspension 
of the 12th Joint Rule, moved by Mr. Holman of Clinton. 
Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Bowman of Boston, remonstrance of Sidney 
F. Squires and others ; by Mr. Gardiner of Raynham, 
remonstrance of Nathaniel W. Perry and others ; by Mr. 
Porter of Brockton, remonstrance of A. W. Gardiner 
and others ; by Mr. Brewer of Boston, remonstrance of 
John F. Terrell and others ; and by Mr. Duggan of Bos- 
ton, remonstrance of J. S. Ridlow and others, — sever- 
allj r , against any change in the laws relating to the 
practice of medicine. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 

By Mr. Eldridge of Bourne, petition of the town of 
Bourne for authority to sell the right to take alewives 
from Herring River in said town. Referred to the com- 
mittee on the Judiciary, under a suspension of the 12th 
Joint Rule, and sent up for concurrence in the suspension 
of the rule. 

Papers from the Senate. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Education, inexpedient to legis- 
late, on an order relative to free scholarships in the Mas- 
sachusetts Institute of Technology ; 

Of the committee on Fisheries and Game, leave to 
withdraw, on the petition of L. Hubbard and others that 
towns may be authorized to choose game wardens to 
enforce the laws relative to game and song birds ; 

Of the committee on Street Railways, leave to with- 
draw, on the petition of Frank E. Clark for permission to 
erect an elevated railroad, one-half mile in length, in Bos- 
ton, for exhibition and other purposes ; and 

Of the same committee, inexpedient to legislate, on an 
order relative to legislation prohibiting the overcrowding 
of horse-cars ; 

Severally accepted by the Senate, were severally read 
and placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow. 

Bills : 

To authorize the transfer of the Dedham Public Library 
to the town of Dedham ; 



Free scholar- 
ships in the Mas 
sachusetts In- 
stitute of 
Technology. 
Game war- 
dens, — game 
and song birds. 



Frank K. Clark, 
—elevated rail- 
road in Boston. 



Overcrowding 
of horse-cars. 



Dedham Public 
Library. 



MONDAY, MARCH 11, 1889. 401 

In addition to an act for supplying the town of Pitts- pitufleid water 
field with pure water ; «uppiy. 

To authorize the town of Brookline to lay and maintain Brookime,— 

■n . j XT , " , common sawer 

a common sewer in Boston and Newton ; and in Boston and 

To incorporate the Real Estate Exchange and Auction JJauitMte ex- 
Board ; change and auc- 

Severally reported on a petition and severally passed 
to be engrossed by the Senate, were severally read and 
ordered to a second reading. 

A Bill to establish the salary of the judge of probate salary of the 
and insolvency for the county of Bristol ; and a hateand?nsoi- 

Resolve in favor of Patrick M. Drummey ; louL'X **■" 

Severally reported on a petition and severally passed to Patrick m. 

Drummev 

be engrossed by the Senate, were severally read and re- 
ferred, under the rule, tp the committee on Finance. 

The House petition of George A. Shepard, that certain Town of san- 
proceedings of the town of Sandisfield in relation to the 
manner of collecting the taxes assessed in 1888 maybe 
confirmed and made valid, came down concurred in the 
suspension of the 1 2th Joint Rule. 

The following petitions were referred, in concurrence : — oleomargarine. 

Petition of William A. Read and others for legislation 
to prevent the coloring of oleomargarine in imitation of 
butter. To the committee on Agriculture. 

Remonstrance of Merritt & Co. and others against the American Ben 
petition of the American Bell Telephone Company for company! 
authority to increase its capital stock. To the committee 
on Mercantile Affairs. 

Petition of Post 45, G. A. R., for the repeal of legisla- Aid foreoidiera 

„ . .«_._.* . _. ° _ and anilrtra. * 



tion referring to pauper aid for indigent soldiers and 
sailors. To the committee on Military Affairs. 



and Bailors. 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, from the committee on Payment of 
the Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, on an order rel- Suffolk county. 
ative to providing that the provisions of chapter 180 of 
the Acts of the year 1888, relating to the payment of 
witness fees, shall not apply in the county of Suffolk. 

By Mr. Pratt of Abington, from the same committee, juvenile 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to so amend- offenders - 
ing the law concerning juvenile offenders, that the costs 



402 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Lynn, — exemp- 
tion from limi- 
tation of the 
municipal debt 
and rate of 
taxation. 



Voting at cau- 
coaea. 



Sewerage In 
towns. 



Non -vaccina- 
tion of children. 



Appeali 
probate 



prol 



sals from 
courts. 



Executor* 
and guardians. 



City of Brock- 
ton. 



City of 
Worcester. 



in cases against such offenders shall be paid by the city 
or town in which an offence by such juvenile is committed. 

By Mr. Frost of Boston, from the committee on Cities, 
leave to withdraw, on the petition of the mayor of Lynn 
for legislation exempting the city of Lynn from the pro- 
visions of chapter 312 of the Acts of the year 1885, 
relating to the limitation of the municipal debt of and 
rate of taxation in cities. 

By Mr. Tripp of Boston, from the committee on Elec- 
tion Laws, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to 
further legislation regulating voting at caucuses or public 
meetings of qualified voters. 

By Mr. Dearing of Braintree, from the committee on 
Public Health, inexpedient to legislate, on an order rela- 
tive to requiring towns with more than four thousand 
inhabitants to adopt some system of sewerage. . 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, in- 
expedient to legislate, on an order relative to providing 
that the exclusion of any child from school for non-vacci- 
nation shall not exempt any person having the control of 
such a child from the penalty imposed in section 1 of 
chapter 47 of the Public Statutes. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 

By Mr. Harris of East Bridgewater, from the committee 
on Probate and Insolvency, on an order, a Bill to amend 
chapter 290 of the Acts of the year 1888, relating to ap- 
peals from probate courts. 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, on 
an order, a Bill in relation to proof of notice of appoint- 
ment and sales of real estate by executors, guardians and 
others. 

By Mr. Slocum of Newton, from the committee on 
Cities, on a petition, a Bill to extend the time of exemp- 
tion of the city of Brockton from the operation of section 
1 of chapter 312 of the Acts of the year 1885, relating to 
the limit of the municipal debt of and rate of taxation in 
cities. 

By Mr. Cheney of Worcester, from the same com- 
mittee, on a petition, a Bill to exempt the city of Wor- 
cester from the provisions of section. 1 of chapter 312 of 
the Acts of the year 1885, relative to the limit of munic- 
ipal debt of and the rate of taxation in cities. 



MONDAY, MARCH 11, 1889. 403 

By Mr. Crowell of Dennis, from the committee on wuiieT. 
Harbors and Public Lands, on a petition, a Bill to author- mui^ateL 
ize Willis T. Emery, Orsamus Nute and Henry O. Nute Henry o.Nnu. 
to drive piles in Charles River. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Martin of Lynn, from the committee on Mili- Mary Bam.. 
tary Affairs, on a petition, a Resolve in favor of Mary 
Burns. Read and referred, under the rule, to the com- 
mittee on Finance. 

Discharged from the Orders. 

On motions of Mr. Holman of Clinton, the report of ^^"ft pr °" 
the committee on the Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, town meetings. 
on an order relative to regulating the manner of taking 
the vote on appropriations at town meetings, was dis- 
charged from the orders of the day, under a suspension 
of the rule, and was postponed for further consideration 
until Thursday next, to be placed first in the orders of the 
day for that day. 

On motion of Mr. Ward well of Haverhill, the Resolve Province iaw«. 
providing for the discontinuance of the publication of the 
provincial laws was discharged from the orders of the 
day, under a suspension of the rule. It was read a second 
time, and, pending the question on ordering to a third 
reading, Mr. Wardwell moved to lay the resolve on the 
table, which motion, after debate, was rejected, and the 
resolve was ordered to a third reading. 

On motions of Mr. Sanger of Boston, the report of the JJSSJjjf 
joint special committee on Constitutional Amendments, 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to biennial 
sessions of the Legislature, was discharged from the 
orders of the day, under a suspension of the rule, and was 
laid on the table. 

Taken from the Table. 

On motion of Mr. Sohier of Beverly, the report of the AwiBtant cierk 
committee on Public Service, inexpedient to legislate, on pL 1 cotmof the 
an order relative to increasing the salary of the assistant ^cVofEoeton. 
clerk of the municipal court of the Roxbury district of the 
city of Boston, was taken from the table. Pending the 
question on its acceptance, Mr. Dewey of Boston moved 
to amend by the substitution of a " Bill to establish the 



404 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



salary of the assistant clerk of the municipal court of the 
Roxbury district of the city of Boston," which was read, 
and, after debate, was substituted, and was placed in the 
orders of the day for to-morrow for a second reading. 

fSSmSSS ® n m °ti° n of Mr. Sohier of Beverly, the Bill to estab- 
municipal court lish the salary of the justice of the municipal court of the 
district ofBo? Roxbury district of the city of Boston was taken iron* 
ton ' the table and was ordered to a third reading. 



Employment of 
aliens by the 
Common- 
wealth. 



License fee for 
«puyed doge. 



Prohibitory 
amendment. 



Reconsideration. 

Mr. Leach of Palmer moved to reconsider the vote- 
whereby the House, on Friday, refused to order to a third 
reading the Bill to prohibit the employment of aliens by 
the Commonwealth or any city or town therein. After 
debate, the motion prevailed, and the bill was ordered to 
a third reading by a vote of 74 to 37. 

Mr. Brown of North Adams moved to reconsider the 
vote whereby the House, on Friday last, refused to order 
to a third reading the Bill to determine the license fee for 
spayed dogs. The motion prevailed, and the bill was then 
ordered to a third reading. 

Mr. Turner of Maiden moved to reconsider the vote 
whereby the House, on Friday last, concurred in the Senate 
amendments at A and B to the Resolves providing for sub- 
mitting to the people the article of amendment forbidding 
the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors to be used 
as a beverage. 

The motion prevailed. Pending the recurring question 
on concurring with the Senate in the amendments, Mr. 
Turner moved certain amendments, which were adopted, 
and the House concurred in the amendments with the 
amendments, and the resolves were returned to the Sen- 
ate endorsed accordingly. 



Orders of the 
Day. 



Orders of the Day. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on the Judiciary, leave to withdraw r 

On the petition of Daniel L. Milliken and others for 
the enactment of a law enabling women to hold the office 
of justice of the peace ; and 

On the petition of Ebenezer Martin and others for leg- 
islation relative to a division of lots in Wood lawn Ceme- 
tery in Kverett ; 



MONDAY, MARCH 11, 1889. 405 

Of the same committee, inexpedient to. legislate* on an 
order relative to the non-committal of persons convicted 
of the second offence of drunkenness to the Massachusetts 
Reformatory ; 

On an order relative to bonds in cases of appeal from 
the allowance of a will ; 

On an order relative to restraining and declaring illegal 
the making penal all transactions and dealings in stocks 
in exchanges, commonly called bucket-shops ; 

On an order relative to limiting or preventing the sale 
or gift of cigarettes to minors ; and 

On an order relative to providing that no attorney-at- 
law shall be held for trial in the superior court in any 
oounty who is actually engaged in the trial of a cause in 
said court in any other county ; 

Were severally accepted. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Mercantile Affairs, leave to with- 
draw, on the petition of the Worcester Natural History 
Society ; and 

Of the committee on Military Affairs, leave to with- 
draw, at her own request, on the petition of Margaret 
Ann Pierce that she may be made eligible to receive 
State aid ; 

Were severally accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

The report of the committee on Fisheries and Game, 
inexpedient to legislate, on the order relative to pro- 
tecting the introduction and propagation of exotic 
birds and mammals for scientific and experimental pur- 
poses on Egg Island in the county of Bristol and Great 
Island in the county of Barnstable, was accepted, in 
■concurrence. 

Bills : 

To establish a board of public works for the city of 
!New Bedford ; 

To change the name of the Unionville Evangelical 
Society ; 

To amend section 6 of chapter 82 of the Public Statutes, 
relating to records of conveyances of burial lots ; 

To establish the salary of the constables of the Roxbury 
•district court ; 

To amend section 1 of chapter 61 of the Public Stat- 
utes, in relation to the inspection of gas and gas meters ; 
nd 



406 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

To Incorporate the American Humane Education 
Society ; and the 

Resolves providing for biennial elections of State 
officers and members of the General Court ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

The Bill relating to the harbor master and assistant 
harbor masters for the harbor of Boston was read a second 
time and considered. Mr. Leary of Boston moved to 
amend in line 2 of section 4 by striking out the word 
" passage" and inserting in place thereof the words ** ac- 
ceptance by the city council of Boston." After debate, 
the amendment was rejected, and the bill was ordered to 
a third reading. 

Bills : 

To amend section 17 of chapter 124 of the Public 
Statutes, relative to the rights of a husband or wife in the 
real estate of a deceased wife or husband ; 

To authorize the Boston Art Club to hold additional 
real and personal estate ; 

To incorporate the Pentucket Club of Haverhill ; 

To change the name of the Marlborough Schuyler 
Electric Light Company ; 

To incorporate the Dartmouth Club of New Bedford ; 

To establish the salary of the justice of the second 
district court of Eastern Worcester ; and 

To incorporate the Wamsutta Club of New Bedford ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be en- 
grossed and sent up for concurrence. 

Bills: 

Relating to. electrotyping the reports of the Bureau of 
Statistics of Labor ; 

To authorize the Unitarian Sunday School Society to 
hold meetings in any part of the United States, and to 
confirm certain proceedings of said corporation ; 

To provide for the holding of weekly sessions of the 
district court of Hampshire in the town of Ware ; and 

Relating to the discharge of inmates of the State Indus- 
trial and Reform Schools ; 

Were severally read a third time, and were passed to 
be engrossed, in concurrence. 

The Bill to authorize the city of Newburyport to con- 
struct and maintain a system of sewerage and sewage dis- 



MONDAY, MARCH 11, 1889. 407 

posal was read a third time and considered. Mr. Sanger 
of Cambridge moved to amend by inserting in line 8 of 
section 8 after the word " of " the words " the whole or 
any part of; " also in line 9 of section 8 by striking out 
the words " said contract" and inserting in place thereof 
the words "all such contracts." The amendments were 
adopted, and the bill, as amended, was passed to be en- 
grossed and sent up for concurrence. 

The Bill to provide for the construction and maintenance 
of a highway and bridge over the tide waters of the Acush- 
net River, between the city of New Bedford and the town 
of Fairhaven, was read a second time and considered. 
Pending the question on ordering to a third reading, Mr. 
Mendall of Acushnet moved that the further consideration 
of the bill be postponed until Wednesday, March 20. 
After debate, on motion of Mr. Rowell of Methuen, the 
previous question was ordered, and the bill was ordered to 
a third reading. 

At fifteen minutes before four o'clock, on motion of Mr. 
Gillespie of Boston, the House adjourned. 



408 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Privileges of 
the floor. 



Ibid. 



Tuesday, March 12, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Privileges of the Floor of the 'House. 

Mr. Bicknell of Boston moved that, during the after* 
noon session, ladies be admitted .to the unoccupied seats 
in the House. The motion was lost, by a vote of 40 to 99. 

Mr. Raymond of Somerville moved that the Sergeant- 
at-Arms be directed to place chairs in the aisles on the 
floor of the House for the accommodation of ladies who 
are not able to find places in the gallery during the after- 
noon session. The motion was lost, by a vote of 63 to 65. 



Cary Library. 



Abolition of the 
police court of 
Lee and the 
establishment 
of a district 
court. 

Establishment 
of a district 
court in place 
of the police 
court of Lee. 



American Bell 

Telephone 

Company. 



Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Hutchinson of Lexington, petitions of the town 
of Lexington ; and Hammond Reed and others, — severally, 
that section 4 of chapter 342 of the Acts of the year 1888, 
in relation to the Cary Library, be so amended as to give 
the citizens of Lexington the choice of a certain number 
of trustees of said library. 

Severally referred to the committee on Education, with 
instructions to hear the parties, after such notice has been 
given as the committee shall direct. 

By Mr. Foote of Lee, petition of Norman Strickland 
and 43 others for the abolition of the police court of Lee 
and the establishment of a district court. 

By Mr. Giddings of Great Barrington, remonstrance of 
Thomas Post and 19 others against the establishment of 
a district court in place of the police court of Lee, which 
shall include the town of Lenox. 

Severally referred to the joint committee on the 
Judiciary. 

By Mr. Martin of Lynn, remonstrance of M. ff. Abbott 
and others ; hy Mr. Berry of Salem, remonstrance of W. 
C. Packard and others; by Mr. Hayes of . Lynn, remon- 
strance of Harnden & Blanchard and others ; and by Mr. 



TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 1889. 409 

Macfarlane of Lynn, remonstrance of W. J. Gleason and 
others, — severally, against the petition of the American 
Bell Telephone .Company for increase of its capital stock. 
Severally referred to the committee on Mercantile 
Affairs. 

By Mr. Brooks of Ashby, petition of Post 48, G. A. R., Al */£,^ e d £ 
of Ayer; and by Mr. Barrett of Melrose, petition of S3 J2ior»™ 
Post 4, G. A. R., of Melrose, — severally, for the repeal- 
ing of laws in relation to pauper aid for indigent soldiers 
and sailors. Severally referred to the committee on 
Military Affairs. 

By Mr. Pinkerton of Worcester, petition of George F. g^^ Waler 
Day and others, members of the Uxbridge Water Com- 
pany, for an amendment of the charter of said company. 
Referred to the committee on Water Supply, under a 
suspension of the 12th Joint Rule, with instructions to 
hear the parties, after such notice has been given as the 
committee shall direct. 

By Mr. Witt of Boston, petition of Judith Winsor woman »af. 
Smith and others ; and by Mr. Means of Boston, petition frage * 
of Mrs. A. L. Burroughs and others, — severally, for the 
enactment of a law enabling women to vote in all town 
and municipal elections and affairs, including the question 
of granting liquor licenses. 

Severally referred to the committee on Woman Suffrage. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Gould of Warren, remonstrance of E. B. Lynde District court 
and 143 other legal voters of the town of West Brook- womwXt™ 
fi$ld, and S. S. Dennis and 75 other voters of the town 
of Hardwick, Against the establishment of a district court 
for Western Worcester. 

By Mr. Prevaux of Amesbury, remonstrance of Charles Practice of 
P. Peel and others ; by Mr. Eittredge of Boston, remon- medlclne * 
fitrance of George W. Dresser and others ; by Mr. Brooks 
of Hanover, remonstrance of William R. Washburne and 
others;, and by Mr. Crowell of Dennis, remonstrance of 
Dr. T. W. Fossett and 150 others, — severally, against 
any change in the laws relating to the practice of medi- 
cine. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 



410 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Committee on 
Prisons. 



Order. 

On motion of Mr. Atherton of Saugus, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Prisons be granted an 

extension of time, in which to report upon matters referred 

to them. 

Sent up for concurrence. 



Bills : 



Papers from the Senate. 



Savings banks. 



Co-operative 
banks. 



Prohibiting officers of savings banks from borrowing 
the funds of, or acting as surety for money borrowed 
from, such institutions ; and 

Relating to co-operative banks ; 

Severally reported in part on the annual report of the 
Commissioners of Savings Banks, and passed to be en- 
grossed by the Senate, were severally read and ordered 
to a second reading. 

IchTOfaTsa- 1 ^ Resolve providing for certain repairs and improve- 

iem. ments at the State Normal School at Salem (reported on 

an order), passed to be engrossed by the Senate, was read 

and referred, under the rule, to the committee on Finance. 



Sessions of the 
probate court 
for the county 
of Worcester. 



John M. Berry, 
—State, city 
and town elec- 
tions. 



Insurance com- 
panies. 



Drunkenness in 
public places. 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Carroll of Worcester, from the committee on 
Probate and Insolvency, inexpedient to legislate, on an 
order relative to holding additional sessions of the pro- 
bate court for the county of Worcester. 

By Mr. Gilman of North Andover, from the committee 
on Election Laws, leave to* withdraw, on the petition of 
John M. Berry for certain legislation concerning State, 
city and town elections. 

By Mr. Carpenter of Brookline, from the committee on 
Insurance, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative 
to amending the laws relating to insurance, so that com- 
panies authorized to insure against bodily injury and death 
by accident may also insure against the liability of em- 
ployers for injuries to persons in their employ. 

By Mr. Howe of Hubbardston, from the committee on 
the Liquor Law, leave to withdraw, on the petition of 
B. C. Perkins for the punishment of drunkenness in public 
places. 



TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 1889. 411 

By Mr. Berry of Salem, from the committee on Prisons, JJ^J'SfJS " 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to extending Cambridge. 
the limits of the house of correction and jail at Cambridge, 
and a petition relative to the subject. 

By Mr. Taft of Gloucester, from the committee on Rail- ££SB iuu- 
roads, leave to withdraw, on the petition of Michael J. road company. 
Carroll and others for an investigation of certain acts of 
the Boston and Lowell Railroad Company. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 

By Mr. Perkins of Cambridge, from tte committee on Removal of re- 
the Judiciary, on a petition, a Bill to provide for the SS graveyard 
removal of the remains of the dead from the old grave- }{j/ outh 
yard situate in the town of South Hadley, and for other 
purposes. 

By Mr. Russell of Douglas, from the committee on Com ™? n ; , 

__, * * • •••i»ii wealth'* flats 

rmance, on an order relative to appropriation bills, a improvement 
Bill making appropriations for the Commonwealth's flats priU^and &>•- 
improvement fund and for the prison and hospital loan Snking^xnd. 
sinking fund. 

By Mr. Bottum of Northampton, from the committee BJ2idin Kham 
on Mercantile Affairs, on a petition, a Bill to incorporate 
the Frothingham Buildings. 

By Mr. Lincoln of Wrentham, from the same com- gJ^Jg/JSJk 
mittee, on a petition, a Bill concerning the Baldwin Place wanderers. 
Home for Little Wanderers. 

By Mr. Wyman of Hyde Park, from the committee on gJJ^JJJSo,* 
Railroads, on a petition, a Bill to authorize the Old Colony pany. 
Railroad Company to increase its capital stock. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Perkins of Cambridge, from the committee on £^J5^ u £ erk 
the Judiciary, that the Senate Bill to provide for the oourto^Loweii. 
appointment of an assistant clerk of the police court of 
Lowell ought to pass. 

By Mr. Norcross of Medford, from the committee on MaryBonw. 
Finance, that the Resolve in favor of Mary Burns ought 
to pass. 

By Mr. Wales of Attleborough, from the same com- gS*^" 
mittee, that the Senate Resolve in favor of Patrick M. 
Drummey ought to pass. 

By Mr. Carter of Lowell, from the same committee, that Jane Parks - 
the Senate Resolve in favor of Jane Parks ought to 
pass. 



412 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Accidents on 
street railways. 



Soldiers' Home 
In Massachu- 
setts. ^ 



- James Hole- 
house. 



By Mr. Bixby of Brockton, from the same committee, 
that the Senate Bill in relation to evidence at inquests in 
cases of fatal accidents on street railways ought to pass. 

Severally placed in the orders of the day for to-mor- 
row for a second reading. 

By Mr. Kemp of Cambridge, from the committee on 
Military Affairs, on a petition, a Resolve providing for an 
additional building at the Soldiers' Home in Massa- 
chusetts. 

By Mr. Oakman of Boston, from the committee on 
Military Affairs, on a petition, a Resolve in favor of James 
Holehouse. 

Severally read and referred, under the rule, to the 
committee on Finance. 



Provincial 
Laws. 



Motion to Reconsider. 

Mr. Morison of Boston moved to reconsider the vote 
whereby the House yesterday ordered to a third reading 
the Resolve providing for the discontinuance of the publi- 
cation of the Provincial Laws. After debate, the motion 
to reconsider was laid upon the table, on motion of Mr. 
McCall of Winchester. 



Inspection of 
apples. 



Juvenile 
offenders. 



Biennial elec- 
tions. 



Discharged from the Orders. 

On motions of Mr. Lovell of Boston, the report of the 
committee on Agriculture, leave to withdraw, on petitions 
of Charles Lawrence and others for legislation respecting 
the inspection of apples, was discharged from the orders 
of the day, under a suspension of the rule, and was post- 
poned for further consideration until Thursday, to be 
placed second in the orders of the day for that day. 

On motions of Mr. Carroll of Worcester, the report of 
the committee on the Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, 
on an order relative to so amending the law concerning 
juvenile offenders that the costs in cases against such 
offenders shall be paid by the city or town in which an 
offence by such juvenile is committed, was discharged 
from the orders of the day, and was recommitted to the 
committee on the Judiciary. 

On motion of Mr. Sanger of Boston, the Resolves pro- 
viding for biennial elections of State officers and members 



TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 1889. * 413 

of the General Court were discharged from the orders of 
the day, under a suspension of the rule. They were read 
a third time, and, pending the question on agreeing to the 
Kesolves and articles of amendment, they were, on 
further motion of the same gentleman, postponed for 
further consideration until Tuesday next, to be placed 
first in the orders of the day for that day. 

Bills Enacted and Resolves Passed. 

Engrossed bills : 

To incorporate the Sagamore Cemetery Association ; bhib enacted. 

To incorporate the City Hospital in the city of Quincy ; 

Enabling towns to authorize boards of health to enforce 
regulations concerning house drainage ; 

To authorize the proprietors of the locks and canals on 
Merrimack River to discontinue a part of the lower free 
landing in the city of Lowell ; 

For the further protection, preservation and propaga- 
tion of lobsters ; 

To amend chapter 212 of the Acts of the year 1887, 
relative to a grant of money by the Congress of the 
United States for the support of agricultural experiments 
within the Commonwealth ; 

Relating to the election, powers and duties of trustees 
of free public libraries and reading-rooms in towns ; and 

To annex a part of the town of Stoneham to the town 
of Wakefield ; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; and 

To enlarge the power of the President and Fellows of 
Harvard College to hold taxable real estate ; and 

To change the name of the Oakland Garden Associa- 
tion, and to grant certain powers and privileges to said 
corporation ; 

( Which severally originated in the Senate) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent 
to the Senate. 

Engrossed resolves : 

In favor of Augustus A. Lewis ; SSlied?" 

In favor of John Flanagan ; and 

In favor of Samuel Hillman ; 

(Which originated in the House) ; 

In favor of Abby P. Choate ; 

Relative to printing two thousand extra copies of the 



414 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

report of the State Board of Health on the sewerage of 
the Mystic and Charles River valleys ; and 

In favor of George W. Warren ; 

(Which severally originated in the Senate) ; 

Were severally passed, signed and sent to the Senate. 

Orders of the Day. 
order, of the The Bill giving to women qualified to vote for members 
of the school committee in any city or town the right to 
vote in all town and municipal elections, for all town and 
city officers, in such city or town, was further considered, 
the question being on ordering to a third reading. On 
motion of Mr. McDonough of Boston, it was voted that 
debate be closed at half-past four o'clock, unless a vote 
should be sooner reached, and that speeches be limited to 
ten minutes each. Subsequently, Mr. Blume of Boston 
moved to reconsider the vote whereby the House voted to 
close debate at half-past four o'clock, which motion was 
lost. On the question of Ordering the bill to a third read- 
ing, the yeas and nays were ordered, at the request of 
Mr. Gracey of Salem ; and, the roll being called, the bill 
was refused a third reading by a vote of 78 yeas to 127 
nays, as follows : — 

Yeas. 

Messrs.Adams, Warren W. Messrs. Cutler, Nahum S. 

Alden, Thomas Cutting, George W. 

Allen, Montressor T. Dame, Luther 

Atherton, Horace H. Davis, Epes 

Ayres, George Davis, Joshua H. 

Babbitt, Rollin H. Dearing, T. Haven 

Bancroft, Lewis M. Dodge, Simeon, Jr. 

Barker, Thomas £. Douglas, William S. 

Barnes, Franklin O. Gilman, Gorham D. 

Bennett, John O. Gordon, William, Jr. 

Bicknell, Thomas W. Gould, John B. 

Bond, Nelson F. Gracey, Samuel L. 

Bonney, J. Dean Grant, Charles, Jr. 

Bottum, John B. Greenwood, Abner 

Brewster, Charles K. Hale, William M. 

Brooks, Horace S. Harrington, Z. Taylor 

Brooks, William H. Hayes, Elihu B. 

Carpenter, George N. Hildreth, John 

Church, Moses D. Hixon, William S. 

Conant, Nelson B. Holder, Langdon H. 

Conwell, David Howe, Herbert W. 



TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 1889. 



415 



Messrs. Howland, Willard 

Hutchinson, John F. 
Kempton, David B. 
Kimball, Rufus 
Kittredge, Francis W. 
Lattimore, Andrew B. 
Leach, William W. 
Macfarlane, John 
Marchant, Cornelius B. 
McCall, Samuel W. 
Mead, Albert 
Means, Robert F. 
Mendall, Noah F. 
Miller, Albert E. 
Milton, Henry S. . 
Morse, I. Porter 
Norcross, J. Henry 
Oakman, Henry P. 



Messrs. Packard, John B. 
Putnam, Charles C. 
Qua, Francis W. 
Reed, George A. 
Richards, James H. 
Riley, Thomas 
Rogers, George C. 
Rugg, Charles P. 
Shepard, Charles H. 
Shepard, George A. 
Slocum, Winfield S. 
Smalley, Anthony 
Smith, Henry O. 
Tompkins, Isaac B. 
Wales, Abijah T. 
White, William L., Jr. 
Wood, Samuel 
Woodward, Charles F. 



Nats. 



Messrs. Albree, John 

Alden, Jared F. 
Allen, Richard B. 
At her ton, Ralph L. 
Atwood, Harrison H. 
Barry, Richard M. 
Beck, Walter P. 
Bennett, Charles H. 
Bigelow, Alden M. 
Bixby, Charles C. 
Bliss, George 
Blodgett, Percival 
Blume, Andreas 
Bowman, Robert H. 
Brady, Peter J. 
Brooks, A. Olin 
Brown, Orland J. 
Burgess, John H. 
Burke. James J. 
Call, Charles A. 
Cannell, Joseph H. 
Carroll, Peter T. 
Carter, Charles £. 
Cheney, Joseph P., Jr. 
Clayton, Horace E. 
Clemence, George L. 
Connell, Thomas H. 
Coveney, John W. 
Crane, Robert B. 



Messrs. Cronin, James M. 
Crowley, John H. 
Curtis, Francis C. 
Dallinger, Frank W. 
Desmond, Jeremiah 
Dewey, Henry S. 
Duggan, Thomas H. 
Eddy, Lyman R. 
Edwards, John 
Eldridge, Albert R. 
Far re n, Thomas G. 
Foote, Charles N. 
Fottler, Jacob 
Frost, Henry 
Gardiner, Charles B. 
Garvey, Michael J. 
Giddings, Theodore 
Gillespie, John F. 
Gray, Robert S. 
Hamilton, Henry D. 
Hanson, Charles H. 
Harvey, James W. 
Haseltine, Phineas W. 
Haskell, Forbes P. 
Heslan, John E. 
Holman, Frank E. 
Howard, John F. 
Howes, Charles 
Johnson, Henry H. 



416 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Messrs. Keliher, Thomas J. 
Kemp, Horace G. 
Kennedy, Patrick J. 
Kimball, Henry A. 
Kimball, John W. 
Lally, James, Jr. 
Lane, Hiram B. 
Leary, Edward J. 
Lincoln, James D. 
Lovell, Clarence P. 
Martin, James P. 
McCooey, Thomas 
McDonald, Peter J. 
McDonough, John J. 
McEnaney, Thomas O. 
McLaughlin, Daniel 
McNary, William S. 
Merrill, John F. 
Monahan, William H. 
Moore, Michael J. 
Morison, Frank 
Murphy, William H. 
Newhall, Albert H. 
Nichols, Edward M. 
Nichols, William H. 
Nolan, Joseph 
Northup, Stephen L. 
O'Mealey, John W. 
Paige, Frank E. 
Parks, Oren B. 
Patridge, Joseph A. 
Perkins, George A. 
Perry, Charles 
Pierce, John N. 
Pike, Baxter P. 



Messrs.Pillsbury, Omer 

Pinkerton, Alfred S- 
Plaisted, John W. 
Porter, Charles F. 
Potter, Lurin J. 
Pratt, Harvey H. 
Preble, William H. 
Richmond, Albert E. 
Rowell, William R. 
Russell, Stillman 
Sanger, Chester F. 
Sanger, George P., Jr_ 
Sherman, Everett F. 
Slocum, George W. 
. Snow, Thomas 
Sohier, William D. 
Spring, Charles E. 
Stafford, John H. 
Stanley, Stephen 
Stearns, George C. 
Stover, Martin L. 
Sullivan, Edward 
Sullivan, John H. 
Sullivan, Michael F. 
Swallow, George N. 
Taft, Edgar S. 
Thayer, Rafus A. 
Thompson, A. Cranston 
Tripp, Pelatiah R. 
Turner, Henry E., Jr. 
Wardwell, J. Otis 
Wilcox, Charles M. 
Worth, Ira A. 
Wyckoff, William A. 



Yeas, 78 ; Nays, 127. 



On this question, Messrs. McDonough of Boston, Henrys 
of Fall River, Raymond of Somerville, Cook of Wey- 
mouth, Mellon of Worcester, Brown of Salem, Keane of 
Holyoke, Ferren of Stoneham, Witt of Boston, Prevaux 
of Amesbury, McEttrick of Boston and Crowell of Den- 
nis, who, it was announced, would have voted in the affirm- 
ative, were paired respectively with Messrs. Eldredge 
of Chicopee, Oilman of North Andover, Ripley of Gran- 
ville, Pierce of Watertown, Sprout of Worcester, Lit- 



TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 1889. 417 

tlefield of Peabody, O'ileil of Boston, Shaw of Newbury- 
port, Berry of Salem, Purrington of Mattapoisett, Quinn 
of Boston and Glasgow of Worcester. 



On motion of Mr. Gracey of Salem, at seven minutes 
before five o'clock the House adjourned. 



418 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Truant school*. 



Manual train- 
ing schools. 



South Beach in 
the town of 
Edgartown. 



Tour-workers 
in paper mills. 



Hours of labor 
for women and 
minors under 
eighteen years 
of age. 



Wednesday, March 13, 1889. 

Met according to adjournment. 

Prayer was offered by the Be v. Mr. Dowse, Chaplain 
of the Senate. 

Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Gilman of North Andover, petition of the town 
of Andover in aid of the petition of the city of Salem and 
others for the repeal of section 14 of chapter 48 of the 
Public Statutes, relating to truant schools. 

By Mr. Hildreth of Holyoke, petition of Thomas Hib- 
bard and others for the establishment of manual training 
schools in the cities and towns of this Commonwealth. 

Severally referred to the committee on Education. 

By Mr. Marchant of Edgartown, remonstrance of Sam- 
uel Osborne, Jr., and 213 others, against the repeal of 
chapter 150 of the Acts of the year 1863, entitled, * fc An 
Act to protect the South Beach in the town of Edgar- 
town." Referred to the committee on Fisheries and 
Game. 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, petition of J. H. Buck- 
ley and others for less hours of labor for tour-workers in 
paper mills. 

By the same gentleman, petition of Joseph E. Power 
and others for legislation fixing the hours of labor for 
women and minors under eighteen years of age at fifty- 
four per week. 

Severally referred to the committee on Labor. 



^ m «rican^Beu By Mr. Holder of Lynn, remonstrance of Harmon Hall 
company. and others ; by IVlr. Gracey of Salem, remonstrance of 
C. W. Emerson and others; by Mr. Brown of Salem, 
remonstrance of C. Harrington & Co. and others ; by 
Mr. Berry of Salem, remonstrance of Matthew Robson and 
others ; by Mr. Hayes of Lynn, remonstrance of D. H. 
Perkins and others ; and by Mr. Kimball of Lynn, remon- 
strance of George C. Herbert and others, — severally, 



WEDNESDAY, MAECH 13, 1889. 419 

against the petition of the American Bell Telephone Com- 
pany for an increase of capital stock. 

Severally referred to the committee on Mercantile 
Affairs. 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, petition of Joseph E. SJjJgjjgTSJ 
Power and others for legislation to prohibit the use of p«nai institu- 
steam-power machinery in penal institutions for manu- ons * 
facturing and mechanical purposes. Referred to the 
committee on Prisons. 

By Mr. Hildreth of Holyoke, remonstrances of the Bridge between 
Merrick Thread Company and others ; and James E. wiiim^wtt. 
Delaney and others, — severally, against the petition for 
a bridge between Holyoke and Willimansett. 

Severally referred to the committee on Roads and ' 
Bridges. 

By Mr. Call of Springfield, petition of the city of Spring- Springfield,— 
field for authority to construct an additional water main, ^^'■"pp 1 ^ 
and to issue bonds to raise money required therefor. 

By Mr. Dodge of Wenham, petition of Luther Wait ^tIr C 8u~i 
and another for authority to take water from Hood's Pond 
in the town of Ipswich, for fire, mechanical and domestic 
purposes. 

Severally referred to the committee on Water Supply, 
under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule in each case, 
with instructions to hear the parties, after such notice has 
been given as the committee shall direct. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Gilman of Newton, remonstrance of L. B. Bel- ^^inV* 
knap and others ; and by Mr. Smalley of Nantucket, re- 
monstrance of Isaac H. Burdett and others, — severally, 
against any change in the laws relating to the practice of 
medicine. 

By Mr. Dubuque of Fall River, petition of the Natural- ££&£&* 
ization Club of Southbridge, relative to the amendment 1&WB - 
of naturalization laws. 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, petition of John Labor on the 
McClellan and others for legislation to prohibit any but or B * y * 
necessary labor on the Lord's day, for which double com- 
pensation shall be allowed. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 

By Mr. Cutler of Greenfield, petition of the selectmen Greenfield. 
of the town of Greenfield for legislation to confirm the 



420 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Bight hour* 
day's work. 



Allen labor. 



proceedings of a certain town meeting of the town of 
Greenfield. Referred to the committee on the Judiciary, 
under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule, and sent up 
for concurrence in the suspension of the rule. 

By Mr. Mellen of Worcester, petition of William P. 
Clarke and others for such legislation as will fix the hours 
of labor for State, city and town employees at eight 
per day. 

By the same gentleman, petition of John McCtellan 
and others for such legislation as will prohibit the em- 
ployment of alien labor on public works, either State, 
county or municipal. 
Hoiyole^nT 611 ^ ^ r - B° ttum of Northampton, remonstrance of The 
south Hadiey. Valley Paper Company and others against the passage of 
the Bill for rebuilding the bridge across the Connecticut 
River between Holyoke and South Hadiey. 
Severally placed on file. 

By Mr. Carpenter of Brookline, petition of George W. 
Carnes and others for a memorial to Congress for the 
protection of the common schools. Referred, under the 
12th Joint Rule, to the next General Court. 



Common 
schools. 



Committee on 
Public Health. 



Joint commit- 
tees, — exten- 
sion of time for 
making reports. 



House commit- 
tees, — exten- 
sion of time for 
making reports. 



Orders. 

On motion of Mr. Patridge of Upton, — 

Ordered, That the committee on Public Health be 

authorized to visit Buffalo, N. Y., in furtherance of the 

discharge of its duties. 

On motion of Mr. McCall of Winchester, — 
Ordered, That joint committees be granted until March 
27 to report on all matters before them. 
Severally sent up for concurrence. 

On motion of Mr, McCall of Winchester, — 
Ordered, That House committees be granted until 
March 27 to report on all matters before them. 



Sons of Veter- 
ans,— parading 
with arms. 



Papers from the Senate. 

A report of the committee on Military Affairs, leave to 
withdraw, on the petition of Charles A. Stone of Chelsea 
that the Sons of Veterans may be permitted to parade in 
public with arma (and a petition in aid thereof), accepted 
by the Senate, was read, and, on motion of Mr. Howland 



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 1889. 421 

of Chelsea, the rule was suspended, and the report was 
laid on the table. 

A Bill to change the name of the Warren Street Chapel JJjJJJ 8treet 
(reported on a petition), passed to be engrossed by the 
Senate, was read and ordered to a second reading. 

A Bill to provide for the election of town auditors by Election of 
ballot, passed to be engrossed by the Senate, was read fowni. r,ia 
and referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 

Resolves : ' 

In favor of the New England Industrial School for New England 
Deaf Mutes (reported on a petition) ; and scnooifor Deaf 

Providing for printing three thousand extra copies of c u ^' lMionera 
the report of the Commissioners on Grade Crossings on Grade 

/ Z i i \ Crowing*. 

(reported on an order) ; 

Severally passed to be engrossed by the Senate, were 
severally read and referred, under the rule, to the com- 
mittee on Finance. 

The House petition of the town of Bourne, for Aiewtvea m the 
authority to sell the right to take alewives from Herring townofBourne - 
River in said town, came down concurred in the suspen- 
sion of the 12th Joint Rule. 

A petition of the Suffolk Trust and Investment Com- Suffolk Tnwt 
pany of Boston for a change of name was referred, in men? company- 
concurrence, to the committee on Banks and Banking, 
under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule. 

A petition of Thomas N. Hart, mayor of the city of ^"^SbSc '' 
Boston, for legislation authorizing said city to acquire, by library. 
purchase or otherwise, a certain parcel of land adjoining 
the site of the new public library, came down for con- 
currence in the suspension of the 12th Joint Rule. The 
House concurred, and the petition was returned to the 
Senate endorsed accordingly. 

Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Ward well of Haverhill, from the joint commit- Police court in 
tee on the Judiciary, leave to withdraw, on the petition u cy " 
of W. H. Doble and others for the establishment of a 
police court in Quincy. 

By Mr. McCall of Winchester, from the same commit- Fo I^^ m 

• i. i*i -i i • i • corporation*. 

tee, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to legis- 
lation to prohibit corporations organized under the laws 



422 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Removal of 
children from 
hospitals. 



Report of the 
State House 
Commlssiou . 



Transfer of 
liquor licenses. 



Fitchburg. 



Board of alder- 
men of the city 
of Waltham. 



Preservation of 
the public 



the put 
health. 



State Normal 
School at 
Salem. 



of other States for the manufacture, sale and distribution 
of gas for illuminating and other purposes, from doing 
business in this Commonwealth, without a special Act of 
the Legislature. 

By Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, from the committee 
on Public Charitable Institutions, leave to withdraw, on 
the petition of Anne S. Robbins and others for legisla- 
tion authorizing superintendents of incorporated hospitals 
to retain in their custody all children under fifteen 
years of age, when, in the opinion of two competent 
physicians, the removal of said children would result in 
death or permanent or serious injury to the patients. 

By Mr. Fottler of Boston, from the committee on State 
House, no legislation necessary, on the annual report of 
the State House Commission. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 

By Mr. Blume of Boston, from the joint committee on 
the Judiciary, on so much of the fourth annual report of 
the Board of Police of the city of Boston as relates to the 
transfer of liquor licenses, a Bill to provide for the trans- 
fer of liquor licenses from one locality to another in a city 
or town. 

By Mr. Slocum of Newton, from the committee on 
Cities, on a petition, a Bill to enable the city of Fitch- 
burg to issue bonds, notes or scrip for the payment of its 
water indebtedness. 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, on 
petitions, a Bill to change the method of electing the 
board of aldermen of the city of Waltham. [Messrs. 
Hat home aud Hunt, of the Senate, and Mr. Leary of 
Boston, of the House, dissenting.] 

By Mr. Sprout of Worcester, from the committee on 
Public Health, on a petition, a Bill to amend chapter 80 
of the Public Statutes, relating to the preservation of the 
public health. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Bennett of Springfield, from the committee on 
Finance, that the Senate Resolve providing for certain 
repairs and improvements at the State Normal School at 
Salem ought to pass. Placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow for a second reading. 



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 1889. 423 



Discharged from the Orders. 

On motion of Mr. McDonough of Boston, the Resolve Mary Bun*: 
in favor of Mary Burns was discharged from the orders of 
the day, under a suspension of the rule. It was read a 
second time and ordered to a third reading ; and, on 
further motion of the same gentleman, the rules were 
further suspended, and the resolve was read a third time 
and was passed to be engrossed and sent up for concur- 
rence. Rule 15 was also suspended, on further motion of 
the same gentleman. 

On motions of Mr. Preble of Boston, the report of the Game 
committee on Fisheries and Game, leave to withdraw, on 
the petition of L. Hubbard and others that towns may be 
authorized to choose game wardens to enforce the laws 
relative to game and song birds, was discharged from the 
orders of the day, under a suspension of the rule, and was 
recommitted to the committee on Fisheries and Game 
and sent up for concurrence. 



Recctnsideration . 

Mr. Pinkerton of Worcester moved to reconsider the Biennial eie*- 
vote whereby the House, yesterday, postponed for con- on-# 
eideration until Tuesday, March 19, to be placed first in 
the orders of the day, the Resolves providing for biennial 
elections of State officers and members of the General 
Court. The motion prevailed. The question recurring 
on postponement, Mr. Pinkerton moved that the resolves 
be postponed for consideration until Wednesday, March 
20, to be placed first in the orders of the day. The 
motion prevailed. 

Bills Enacted. 

Engrossed bills : 

Providing for printing additional copies of the report bihi 
of the Trustees of the Massachusetts Agricultural College ; 

To fix the penalties for violations of the liquor laws ; 

To declare the Union Evangelical Religious Society of 
Read vi lie a religious corporation, and to ratify and con- 
firm the organization and proceedings thereof; 

Relative to imposing sentences upon female convicts ; 



424 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



To change the name of the Second Methodist Episcopal 
Church of Natick ; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent 
to the Senate. 

The engrossed Bill to authorize the Boston and Albany 
Railroad Company to increase its capital stock was put 
upon its final passage. Mr. Hayes of Lynn moved to 
strike out the enacting clause. After debate, the previ- 
ous question was ordered, on motion of Mr. Sanger of 
Cambridge. On the main question, on passing the bill 
to be enacted, the yeas and nays were ordered, at the 
request of Mr. McEttrick of Boston ; and, the roll being 
called, the bill was passed to be enacted by a vote of 141 
yeas to 57 nays, as follows : — 



Yeas. 



Messrs. Adams, Warren W. 
Alden, Thomas 
Atherton, Horace H. 
Atherton, Ralph L. 
Ayres, George 
Babbitt, Rollin H. 
Bancroft, Lewis M. 
Barker, Thomas E. 
Barnes, Franklin O. 
Beck, Walter P. 
Bennett, Charles H. 
Bicknell, Thomas W. 
Bixby, Charles C. 
Bliss, George 
Blume, Andreas 
Bond, Nelson F. 
Bottum, John B. 
Bowman, Robert H. 
Brady, Peter J. 
Brewer, Edward W. 
Brewster, Charles K. 
Brooks, A. Olin 
Brooks, Horace S. 
Brooks, William H. 
Brown, Edward F. 
Burke, James J. 
Call, Charles A. 
Cannell, Joseph H. 
Carter, Charles E. 
Church, Moses D. 



Messrs. Clemence, George L. 
Connell, Thomas H. 
Conwell, David 
Coveney, John W. 
Crane, Robert B. 
Cronin, James M. 
Curtis, Francis C. 
Cutting, George W. 
Dallinger, Frank W. 
Dame, Luther 
Davis, Joshua H. 
Desmond, Jeremiah 
Dewey, Henry S. 
Dodge, Simeon, Jr. 
Dubuque, Hugo A. 
Eddy, Lyman R. 
Ferren, Myron J. 
Foote, Charles N. 
Fottler, Jacob 
Frost, Henry 
Gardiner, Charles B. 
Giddings, Theodore 
Gillespie, John F. 
Gilman, Gorham D. 
Gilman, Thomas K. 
Glasgow, Edward B. 
Gordon, William, Jr. 
Gould, John B. 
Greenwood, Abner 
Hale, William M. 



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 1889. 



425 



Messrs. Hamilton, Henry D. 
Hanson, Charles H. 
Harrington, Z. Taylor 
Harvey, James W. 
Henry, Robert 
Hildreth, John 
Holman, Frank E. 
Howe, Herbert W. 
Howes, Charles 
Howland, Willard 
Hutchinson, John F. 
Johnson. Henry H. 
Kemp, Horace G. 
Kempton, David B. 
Kennedy, Patrick J. 
Kimball, Henry A. 
Kimball, John W. 
Lane, Hiram B. 
Lattimore, Andrew B. 
Leach, William W. 
Lovell, Clarence P. 
Marchant, Cornelius B 
Martin, James P. 
McCooey, Thomas 
McDonald, Peter J. 
McDonough, John H. 
McEnaney, Thomas O. 
McNary, William S. 
Mead, Albert 
Means, Robert F. 
Merrill, John F. 
Morison, Frank 
Newhall, Albert H. 
Nolan, Joseph 
Norcross, J. Henry 
Oakman, Henry P. 
Packard, John B. 
Paige, Frank E. 
Parks, Oren B. 
Perkins, George A. 
Pierce, John N. 



Messrs. Pillsbury, Omer 

Pinkerton, Alfred S. 
Plaisted, John W. 
Porter, Charles F. 
Potter, Lurin J. 
Prevaux, John J. 
Purrington, Ellis B. 
Putnam, Charles C. 
Raymond, Francis H. 
Reed, George A. 
Richmond, Albert E. 
Riley, Thomas 
Ripley, John B. 
Rowell, William R. 
Russell, Stiilman 
Sanger, Chester F. 
Shaw, Edward P. 
Shepard, George A. 
Slocum, George W. 
Slocum, Winfield S. 
Smalley, Anthony 
Sohier, William D. 
Spring, Charles E. 
Sprout, William B. 
Stafford, John H. 
Stearns, George C. 
Stover, Martin L. 
Sullivan, Edward 
Sullivan, John H. 
Taft, Edgar S. 
Thompson, A. Cranston 
Tompkins, Isaac B. 
Turner, Henry E., Jr. 
Wales, Abijah T. 
Wilcox, Charles M. 
Witt, Charles T. 
Wood, Samuel 
Woodward, Charles F. 
Wyckoff, William A. 
Wyman, Ferdinand A. 



Nats. 



Messrs. Albree, John 

Allen, Richard B. 
Atwood, Harrison H. 
Barry, Richard M. 
Bennett, John O. 
Berry, Francis T. 



Messrs.Blodgett, Percival 
Bonney, J. Dean 
Burgess, John H. 
Carroll, Peter T. 
Clayton, Horace E. 
Conant, Nelson B. 



426 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, . 

Messrs. Cook, Louis A. Messrs. McC all, Samuel W. 

Crowley, John H. McDonough, John J. 

Cutler, Nahum S. McEttrick, Michael J. 

Davis, Epes McLaughlin, Daniel 

Duggan, Thomas H. Mellen, James H. 

Edwards, John Monahan, William H. 

Farren, Thomas G. Moore, Michael J. 

Garvey, Michael J. Nichols, William H. 

Gracey, Samuel L. Northup, Stephen L. 

Grant, Charles, Jr. O'Neil, John W. 

Gray, Robert S. Patridge, Joseph A. 

Harris, Robert O. Pratt, Harvey H. 

Hayes, Elihn B. Preble, William H. 

Heslan, John E. Richards, James H. 

Hixon, William S. Shepard, Charles H. 

Holder, Langdon H. Sherman, Everett F. 

Howard, John F. Snow, Thomas 

Keane, Jeremiah J. Stanley, Stephen 

Kimball, Rufus Stimpson, Daniel P. 

Lally, James, Jr. Sullivan, Michael F. 

Lincoln, James D. Tripp, Pelatiah R. 

Littlefield, Stephen S. Worth, Ira A. 
Macfarlane, John 

1 Yeas, 141 ; nays, 57. 

On this question, Messrs. Cheney of Worcester, Alden 
of Middleborough and O'Mealey of Boston, who, it was 
announced, would have voted in the affirmative, were 
paired, respectively, with Messrs. Milton of Waltham, 
Sanger of Boston and Quinn of Boston. 

The bill was signed and sent to the Senate. 

Order 8 of the Day. 

Reports : 
Orders of the Of the committee on the Judiciary, inexpedient to 
legislate, on an order providing that the provisions of 
chapter 180 of the Acts of the year 1888, relating to the 
payment of witness fees, shall not apply in the county of 
Suffolk ; and 

Of the committee on Probate and Insolvency, inex- 
pedient to legislate, on an order relative to holding addi- 
tional sessions of the probate court for the county of 
Worcester ; 

Were severally accepted. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Cities, leave to withdraw, on the 



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 1889. 427 

petition of the mayor of Lynn for legislation exempting 
the city of Lynn from the provisions of chapter 312 of the 
Acts of the year 1885, relating to the limitation of 
the municipal debt of and rate of taxation in cities ; 

Of the committee on Election Laws, inexpedient to 
legislate, on an order relative to further legislation regu- 
lating voting at caucuses or public meetings of qualified 
voters ; 

Of the same committee, leave to withdraw, on the peti- 
tion of John M. Berry for certain legislation concerning 
State, city and town elections ; 

Of the committee on Insurance, inexpedient to legislate, 
on an order relative to amending the laws relating to in- 
surance so that companies authorized to insure against 
bodily injury and death by accident may also insure 
against the liability of employers for injuries to persons 
in their employ ; 

Of the committee on the Liquor Law, leave to with- 
draw, on the petition of B. C. Perkins for the punishment 
of drunkenness in public places ; 

Of the committee on Prisons, inexpedient to legislate, 
on an order relative to extending the limits of the house 
of correction and jail at Cambridge, and petition relative 
to the same ; 

Of the committee on Public Health, inexpedient to 
legislate, on an order relative to requiring towns with 
more than 4,000 inhabitants to adopt some system of 
sewerage ; and 

Of the committee on Bailroads, leave to withdraw, on 
the petition of Michael J. Carroll and others for an investi- 

gition of certain acts of the Boston and Lowell Railroad 
ompany ; 
Were severally accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Education, inexpedient to legis- 
late, on an order relative to free scholarships in the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology ; 

Of the committee on Street Railways, leave to with- 
draw, on the petition of Frank E. Clark for permission to 
erect an elevated railroad, one-half mile in length, in Bos- 
ton, for exhibition and other purposes ; and 

Of the committee on Street Railways, inexpedient to 
legislate, on an order relative to legislation prohibiting the 
overcrowding of horse-cars ; 

Were severally accepted, in concurrence. 



428 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

Bills : 

To amend chapter 290 of the Acts of the year 1888, 
relating to appeals from probate courts ; 

In relation to proof of notice of appointment and sales 
of real estate by executors, guardians and others ; 

To extend the time of exemption of the city of Brock- 
ton from the operation of section 1 of chapter 312 of the 
Acts of the year 1885, relating to the limit of the munici- 
pal debt of and the rate of taxation in cities. 

To authorize Willis T. Emery, Orasmus Nute and 
Henry O. Nute to drive piles in Charles River ; 

To establish the salary of the jssistant clerk of the 
municipal court of the Roxbury district of the city of 
Boston ; 

To authorize the transfer of the Dedham Public Library 
to the town of Dedham ; 

To authorize the town of Brooklinc to lay and main- 
tain a common sewer in Boston and Newton ; 

To incorporate the Real Estate Exchange and Auction 
Board ; 

In addition to an Act for supplying the town of Pitts- 
field with pure water ; 

To provide for the removal of the remains of the dead 
from the old graveyard, situate in the town of South 
Hadley, and for other purposes ; 

Making appropriations ' for the Commonwealth's flats 
improvement fund and for the prison and hospital loan 
sinking fund ; 

Concerning the Baldwin Place Home for Little Wan- 
derers ; 

To incorporate the Frothingham Buildings ; 

To provide for the appointment of an assistant clerk of 
the police court of Lowell ; and 

In relation to evidence at inquests in cases of fatal ac- 
cidents on street railways ; and 

Resolves : 

In favor of Jane'Parks ; and 

In favor of Patrick M. Drummey ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

Bills : 

To establish the salary of the justice of the municipal 
court of the Roxbury district of the city of Boston ; 



WEDNESDAY, MAECH 13, 1889. 429 

To establish a board of public works for the city of 
New Bedford ; 

To change the name of the Unionville Evangelical 
Society ; 

To amend section 6 of chapter 82 of the Public Statutes, 
relating to records of conveyances of burial lots ; 

To establish the salary of the constables of the Roxbury 
district court ; and 

To amend section 1 of chapter 61 of the Public Statutes, 
in relation to the inspection of gas and gas meters ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be en- 
grossed and sent up for concurrence. 

Bills: 

To incorporate the American Humane Education Soci- 
ety ; and 

Relating to the harbor master and assistant harbor 
masters for the harbor of Boston ; 

Were severally read a third time, and were passed to ' 
be engrossed, in concurrence. 

The Bill in addition to an Act to provide for rebuilding 
the bridge across the Connecticut River between Holyoke 
and South Hadley, was further considered, the question 
being on ordering to a third reading. Mr. Bottum of 
Northampton moved to amend by striking out, in section 
1, lines 8, 9, 10 and 11, the words "the southerly side 
thereof, and to take and appropriate any land adjoining 
the location as now established which shall be, in their 
judgment, required therefor," and inserting in place 
thereof the words " both ends thereof alike." Also to 
strike out sections 2 and 3. After debate, the amend- 
ments were adopted, the first one by a vote of 75 to 55, 
and the bill as amended was ordered to a third reading. 



On motion of Mr. Coveney of Cambridge, at six 
minutes before five o'clock the House adjourned. 



430 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Thursday, March 14, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 



Praetioeof 
medicine. 



Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Atwood of Boston, remonstrance of Frank H. 
Bennett and others ; by Mr. Lovell of Boston, remon- 
strance of John C. Peterson and others ; by Mr. Sullivan 
of Boston, remonstrance of Charles E. Watkins and 
others ; and by Mr. Nichols of Gloucester, remonstrance 
of George Diman and others, — severally, against any 
change in the laws relating to the practice of medicine. 

Severally referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 



Betaraa and 
•tatlatici of 
flroa. 



Accident Insur- 
ance companies. 



Orders. 

The following order, offered by Mr. Barrett of Melrose, 
was adopted, under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule, 
and sent up for concurrence : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Insurance consider 
the expediency of amending chapter 199 of the Acts of 
the year 1888, relating to returns and statistics of fire, in 
order that it may provide for the holding of a judicial 
inquiry, in case either the chief engineer or chairman of 
the board of selectmen deem that the public good will be 
benefited by said judicial inquiry, and to relieve cities 
and towns of the expense thereof. 

The following order, offered by Mr. Raymond of 
Somerville, was laid over, at the request of Mr. Carpenter 
of Brookline : — 

Ordered 9 That the committee on Insurance consider the 
expediency of so amending section 80 of chapter 214 of 
the Acts of 1887 as to allow accident insurance companies 
doing business in this State to do employers' liability in- 
surance, provided such companies shall increase their 
capital stock to a proper amount. 



THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1889. 431 

Papers from the Senate. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Cities, asking to be discharged SiS5ne»o5" 
from the further consideration of the petition of the electric sub- 
president and secretary of the Citizens' Association of way8 ' 
Boston for legislation providing for the establishment of 
boards of commissioners of electric subways, for the pur- 
pose of converting the overhead system of electrical 
wires to an underground system, and the order relative to 
further legislation requiring such provisions and safe- 

fuards as shall better protect life and property from the 
anger of overhead electric wires in cities, and recom- overhead eiec- 
mending that the same be referred to a joint special com- tricwlres - 
mittee, to consist of the committees on Mercantile Affairs 
and on Cities ; and 

Of the committee on Mercantile Affairs, asking to be underground 
discharged from the further consideration of the order wires * 
relative to such legislation as shall compel electric wires 
to be placed underground, and the order relative to the 
better protection of life and property by placing electric 
wires underground in cities, and recommending that the 
same be referred to a joint special committee, consisting 
of the committees on Mercantile Affairs and on Cities ; 

Severally accepted by the Senate, were severally read 
and accepted in concurrence, under a suspension of the 
rule, in each case, moved by Mr. Mellen of Worcester. 

A report of the committee on Roads and Bridges, no Bridges. 
legislation necessary, on so much of the Governor's 
address as relates to the appointment of an officer for 
the oversight of the roads and bridges in the Common- 
wealth, accepted by the Senate, was read and placed in 
the orders of the day for to-morrow, 

A Bill relative to the official signatures of assistant official eigna- 
clerks of courts (being a new draft of a House bill with ant e cierk?of " 
the title, "Bill relating to assistant clerks of courts"), court8 * 
passed to be engrossed by the Senate, was read and re- 
ferred to the committee on the Judiciary. 

A remonstrance of B. D. Hill and others of Salem, American Bei 
against granting the petition of the American Bell Tele- company 6 
phone Company for increase of capital, was referred, in 
concurrence, to the committee on Mercantile Affairs. 



432 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Actions by or 
against the city 
of Boston. 



Holyoke. 



Sale of intoxi- 
cating liquors 
by innholders 
on holidays. 



City and town 
agents to sell 
intoxicating 
liquors. 



Vaccination 
laws. 



Signal lights at 
railroad 
grade cross- 
ings. 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Pinkerton of Worcester, from the committee 
on the Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, on an order 
relative to providing that actions by and against the city 
of Boston shall be brought either in Suffolk County or 
Middlesex County. 

By Mr. Slocum of Newton, from the committee on 
Cities, leave to withdraw, on the petition of the mayor of 
Holyoke for a further extension of the exemption of the 
city of Holyoke from the provisions of chapter 312 of the 
Acts of the year 1885, limiting the municipal debt of and 
the rate of taxation in cities. 

By Mr. Snow of Marblehead, from the committee on 
the Liquor Law, inexpedient to legislate, on an order 
relative to prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors by 
innholders on holidays, election days and Sundays, and 
between the hours of eleven o'clock at night and six 
o'clock in the morning. 

By Mr. Cronin of Worcester, from the same committee, 
leave to withdraw, on the petition of Hugh Montgomery 
and others for the appointment of city and town agents 
to sell intoxicating liquors for medicinal, scientific or 
mechanical purposes, and petitions relative to the same 
subject. . 

By Mr. Riley of Adams, from the committee on Public 
Health, leave to withdraw, on the petition of Rufus K. 
Noyes, M.D., and others, for the repeal, modification or 
amendment of the vaccination laws. 

By Mr. Raymond of Somerville, from the committee 
on Railroads, inexpedient to legislate, on an order rela- 
tive to requiring railroads to display lights at all grade 
crossings where flagmen are stationed when trains pass 
after nightfall. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 



Discrimination 
in freight rates. 



T. I. Smith and 
others,— New 
York and New 
England Rail- 
road. 



By Mr. McDonough of Boston, from the committee on 
Railroads, leave to withdraw, at his own request, on the 
petition of John F. Hemming for the repeal of chapter 
225 of the Acts of the year 1882, relative to preventing 
discrimination in freight rates by railroad corporations. 

By Mr. Gordon of New Bedford, from the same com- 
mittee, reference to the next General Court, at the request 



THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1889. 433 

of the petitioners, on the petition of T. I. Smith and 
others for authority to construct and operate a railroad 
from some point on the New York and New England Rail- 
road in iNorth Attleborough through the towns of North 
Attleborough, Wrentham, Norfolk and Walpole. 

Severally read and accepted, under a suspension of the 
rule, in each case, moved by Mr. McDonough of Boston, 
and sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Dewey of Boston, from the committee on the offlcewjnat- 
Judiciary, on an order and a petition, a Bill to amend themunidpai 11 
sections 54 and 63 of chapter 154 of the Public Statutes, «?*£ Boston. 
in relation to officers in attendance upon the municipal 
courts of the city of Boston. 

By Mr. Clayton of Cambridge, from the committee on Bonds of treas- 
Banks and Banking, on the annual report of the Commis- banka^Insf* 
sioners of Savings Banks, in part, a Bill relating to the gj£ Mtor ™- 
bonds of treasurers of savings banks and institutions for 
savings. 

By Mr. Bigelow of Grafton, from the committee on National Home 
Mercantile Affairs, on a petition, a Bill to incorporate the P uy. ng om " 
National Home Building Company. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Wales of Attleborough, from the committee on JameaHoie- 
ITinance, asking to be discharged from the further con- hona *' 
sideration of the Resolve in favor of James Holehouse. 
Read and accepted, and the resolve was placed in the 
orders of the day for to-morrow for a second reading. 

By Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, from the committee on Records and 
the Judiciary, that the Bill (on leave) to authorize the reS?« 8 tr^o? e 
county commissioners for the county of Essex to cause ^S^ra *£- 
to be made copies of certain records and plans in the *■*<* of Essex. 
registry of deeds for the southern district ought not to 
pass. Read and placed in the orders of the day for to- 
morrow, the question being on the rejection of the bill. 



Motion to Reconsider. 

Mr. Mellen of Worcester moved to reconsider the 
vote whereby the House, yesterday, passed to be enacted 
the Bill to authorize the Boston and Albany Railroad 
Company to increase its capital stock. After debate, the 
motion to reconsider was lost. 



434 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Adjutant-Ota- 



Adjul 
end. 



Taken from the Table. 

On motions of Mr. Dallinger of Cambridge, the annual 
report of the Adjutant-General of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts was taken from the table, and was referred 
to the committee on Military Affairs, and sent up2for 
concurrence. 



Bills enacted. 



Bills Enacted and a Resolve Passed. 

Engrossed bills : 

To authorize the city of Fall River to lay out and con- 
struct a street or way through the Snell burial ground ; 

To establish the salary of the justice of the district 
court of Eastern Hampden ; 

In addition to an Act to incorporate the Boston Society 
of the New Jerusalem ; 

To authorize the Homoeopathic Medical Dispensary to 
hold additional real and personal estate ; 

To amend chapter 283 of the Acts of the year 1886, 
relating to the assessment of taxes ; 

Relating to buildings in the public parks of the city of 
Boston ; 

To incorporate the Bradford Farmers' and Mechanics' 
Institute ; 

To change the name of the First Parish in North 
Bridge water ; 

To authorize the city of Fall River to lay out and con- 
struct streets or ways through the Reed or Brightman 
burial ground ; 

To incorporate the Wakefield Industrial School Com- 
pany ; 

( Which severally originated in the House) ; and 

Relating to electrotyping the reports of the Bureau of 
Statistics of Labor ; 

Relating to the discharge of inmates of the State Indus- 
trial and Reform Schools ; 

To provide for the holding of weekly sessions of the 
district court of Hampshire in the town of Ware ; 

To authorize the Unitarian Sunday School Society to 
hold meetings in any part of the United States, and to 
confirm certain proceedings of said corporation ; 

(Which severally originated in the Senate) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed, and sent 
to the Senate. 



THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1889, 435 

An engrossed Resolve, in favor of David J. Lantz Revive paued. 
(which originated in the House), was passed, signed and 
sent to the Senate. 

Discharged from the Orders. 

On motions of Mr. Leach of Palmer, the report of the Hou« of labor, 
committee on Labor, leave to withdraw, on the petition — « l « hthourea 
of Frank K. Foster and others for the enactment of a law 
fixing the hours of labor of State, city, county and town 
employees at eight hours per day, was discharged from 
the orders of the day and was postponed for further con- 
sideration until Thursday, March 21, to be placed first in 
the orders of the day for that day. 

On motion of Mr. Wyman of Hyde Park, the Bill to oidCoionj 
authorize the Old Colony Railroad Company to increase ^ny° ad 
its capital stock was discharged from the orders of the 
day, under a suspension of the rule. It was read x a 
second time, and, pending the question on ordering to a 
third reading, it was, on further motion of the same 
gentleman, postponed for further consideration until 
Tuesday, March 26, to be placed first in the orders of the 
day for that day. 



om- 



On motion of Mr. Brooks of Springfield, the Bill in Bridget 
addition to an Act to provide for rebuilding the bridge Riv£°tet e ™en* 
across the Connecticut River between Holyoke and South so°uth Hadiey. 
Hadley was discharged from the orders of the day, under 
a suspension of the rule. It was read a third time, and, 
pending the question on its engrossment, it was, on 
further motion of the same gentleman, postponed for 
further consideration until Tuesday next, to be placed 
first in the orders of the day for that day. 

On motion of Mr. McCall of Winchester, the Resolve Provincial 
providing for the discontinuance of the publication of the Iaw8 ' 
provincial laws was discharged from the orders of the 
day, under a suspension of the rule. It was read a third 
time, and considered. After debate, the resolve was 
laid on the table, on motion of Mr. Shepard of Danvers. 



On motion of Mr. Greenwood of Ashland, at seven 
minutes before five o'clock the House adjourned. 



436 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Henry J. Cool- 
idge. 



Damage by 
doge. 



Milk. 



New Bedford 
Gas Light Com- 
pany. 



The American 
Bell Telephone 
Company. 



Practice of 
medicine. 



Friday, March 15, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 

Prayer was offered by the Rev. William H. Brooks of 
Hanover, a member of the House. 

Introduced on Leave. 

By Mr. Hayes of Lynn, a Resolve in favor of Henry J. 
Coolidge. Read and referred to the committee on 
Expenditures, under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule, 
and sent up for concurrence. 

Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Shepard of Danvers, petition of Ransom F. 
McCrilles and others for such legislation as will protect 
persons and property from damage by dogs. Referred 
to the committee on Agriculture. 

By Mr. Newhall of Sterling, petition of A. L. Fitch and 
others that a law be enacted defining the quantity consti- 
tuting a can of milk sold under contract. Referred to the 
committee on Agriculture, under a suspension of the 12th 
Joint Rule. 

By Mr. Gordon of New Bedford, petition of the New 
Bedford Gas Light Company for such legislation as will 
authorize said company to furnish gas and electricity for 
lighting and power, within the town of Fairhaven, with 
the same powers and privileges it now has in the city of 
New Bedford. Referred to the committee on Manufac- 
tures, under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule. 

By Mr. Littlefield of Peabody, remonstrance of 
O. B. Chadwick & Co. and others against granting the 
petition of the American Bell Telephone Company for 
increase of capital stock. Referred to the committee on 
Mercantile Affairs. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Witt of Boston, remonstrance of F. A. Dow 
and others against any change in the laws relating to the 
practice of medicine. Referred to the committee on the 
Judiciary. 



FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1889. 437 



Order. 

The following order, laid over from yesterday, was again 
laid over until Monday, on request of Mr. Raymond of 
Somerville, there being no objection : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Insurance consider the Accident 
expediency of so amending section 80 of chapter 214 of compute. 
the Acts of 1887 as to allow accident insurance companies 
doing business in this State to do " employers' liability" 
insurance, provided such company shall increase their 
capital to a proper amount. 



Papers from the Senate. 

The following order was adopted, in concurrence, under Appointment to 
a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule : — p^m^ST 

Ordered, That the committee on Public Service con- £{™" and 
sider the expediency of amending chapter 320 of the Acts 
of the year 1884, and chapter 437 of the Acts of the 
year 1K87, so as to define more clearly the preference to 
be given in appointments to office or employment to sol- 
diers and sailors who were honorably discharged from 
military and naval service of the United States at the 
time of the rebellion. 

A report of the committee on the Liquor Law, inexpe- Number of 
dient to legislate, on an order relative to amending chap- Fo?the"aieof d 
ter 340 of the Acts of the year 1888, so that one license |i ,toxlca > i, ft 
of the first five classes may be granted in the city of city of Boston. 
Boston for every three hundred and fifty of the inhabitants 
thereof, accepted by the Senate, was read and placed in 
the orders of the day for Monday. 

Bills : 

To provide for the appointment of boards of health in Boards of 
towns [Mr. Sprout of Worcester, of the House, dis- health in t0WM - 
sen ting] (reported on orders) ; 

Relating to sale of lands belonging to the First Congre- First congrega- 

4.' 1 T? • u • T> * u J tioual Parish In 

gational .rarish m Petersham ; and Petersham. 

To authorize the city of Fitchburg to issue bonds, notes Fitchburg. 
or scrip for the payment of its general indebtedness ; 

Severally reported on a petition, and severally passed to 
be engrossed by the Senate, were severally read and 
ordered to a second reading. 



438 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Additional cler- 
leal assistance 
In the office of 
the register of 
probate and in- 
solvency for 
Worcester 
County. 



North Adams 
fire district. 



Ibid. 



Constitutional 
amendment, — 
intoxicating 
liquors. 



of North Adams to make an 
aid of the North Adams fire 



A Bill providing for additional clerical assistance in the 
office of the register of probate and insolvency for the 
county of Worcester (reported on an order) , passed to 
be engrossed by the Senate, was tead and referred, under 
the rule, to the committee on Finance. 

Bills : 

To authorize the town 
additional water loan in 
district ; and 

In aid of and relating to an additional water supply for 
the North Adams fire district ; 

Severally reported on a petition, and severally passed 
to be engrossed by the Senate, were severally read and 
were ordered to a second reading ; and, on motion of Mr. 
iMcDonough of Boston, the rules were suspended, and the 
bills were severally read a second and a third time, and 
were passed to be engrossed, in concurrence. 

The House Resolves providing for submitting to the 
people the article of amendment forbidding the manu- 
facture and sale of intoxicating liquors to be used as a 
beverage came down with the endorsement that the Sen- 
ate concurred in the House amendments at " E," "F" 
and " G," and insisted on its amendment at "D," and 
asked for a committee of conference, Messrs. Symonds, 
Gleason and Kiugsley being appointed the committee on 
the part of the Senate. On motion of Mr. McDonough 
of Boston, the rule was suspended, and the House con- 
curred in the appointment of a committee of conference ; 
and Messrs. McDonough of Boston, Taft of Gloucester 
and Dearing of Braintree were appointed on the part of 
the House, and the resolves were returned to the Senate 
endorsed accordingly. 



The House 



Resolve authorizing the 



Governor and 



Plan for the 

modation of the Council to procure assistance in perfecting a plan for 
ment.* ™" 1 ' the better accommodation of the State government, and 
also reliable estimates of the cost of construction, came 
down passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with an 
amendment striking out in lines 5 and 6 the words, ** dur- 
ing the month of March," and inserting in place thereof 
the words, "onor before the tenth day of April " ; in which 
amendment the House concurred, under a suspension of 
the rule, moved by Mr. Kittredge of Boston, and the 
resolve was returned to the Senate endorsed accordingly. 



FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1889. 439 

The House petition of the selectmen of the town of <*«»nfleid. 
Greenfield for legislation to confirm the proceedings of a 
certain town meeting of the town of Greenfield, came 
down concurred in the suspension of the 12th Joint Rule. 

Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Berry of Salem, from the committee on Prisons, Dipsomaniacs, 
asking to be discharged from the further consideration of 
the subject-matter of the order relative to providing sepa- 
rate quarters and separate or distinct treatment for dipso- 
maniacs, whether sentenced to the penal institutions or 
confined in the State asylums, and recommending that the 
same be referred to the committee on Public Charitable 
Institutions. Read and accepted, and sent up for con- 
currence. 

By Mr. Howland of Chelsea, from the committee on Granting of 
the Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, on an order rela- m C a e yon»and 
tive to amending section 5 of chapter 100 of the Public 8€lectmen - 
Statutes, relative to the granting of licenses by the mayors 
of cities or selectmen of towns. 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, inex- Erection and 
pedient to legislate, on an order relative to repealing sec- of'stabiM.* 
tions 38 and 39 of chapter 102 of the Public Statutes, 
relative to the erection and maintaining of stables. 

By Mr. Crane of Westfield, • from the committee on Drawn poultry. 
Agriculture, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative 
to legislation providing for the removal of the head, 
entrails and feathers of dressed poultry exposed for sale. 

By Mr. Nichols of Wilmington, from the committee on Kmpioymentof 
Labor, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to c 
amending section 4 of chapter 348 of the Acts of the year 
1888 by inserting after the word "read" the word 
«« intelligently," by inserting after the words "at sight" 
the words " in a grammar school reader," and by striking 
out the word "simple" and inserting the word "ordi- 
nary." 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, ibid. 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to extending 
.any provisions of law concerning the employment of chil- 
dren under 14 years of age to children under 16 years of 
age who cannot read and write in the English language. 

By Mr. Brown of Salem, from the committee on Rail- Retumaof 

i . i. i.i t i gross and net 

roads, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to earnings of 



440 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Gi-om and net 
earnings of 
rallroadi. 



Taxation of 
chattels. 



Taxation of 
land. 



Taxation of 
farm lands. 



Return b of con. 
stable*' names 
to clerks of 
courts. 

Town of Lin- 
coln. 



Appropriations 
for expenses. 



Hospital Cot- 
tages for Chil- 
dren. 



requiring railroad corporations to make quarterly returns 
of their gross and net earnings to the Railroad Com- 
missioners. 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, leave 
to withdraw, on the petition of J. W. Ayers for legisla- 
tion requiring from steam and street railroads of this 
Commonwealth a statement, once in three mouths, of their 
gross and net earnings, as well as their financial condition, 
in such manner as the Railroad Commissioners shall direct. 

By Mr. Packard of Conway, from the committee on 
Taxation, leave to withdraw, on the petition of L. B. 
Rice and another for legislation to secure the further tax- 
ation of chattels. 

By Mr. Pierce of Hadley, from the same committee, 
leave to withdraw, on the petition of Willard W. Gray 
and others for the exemption from tax of all products of 
labor, personal property and improvements upon land, 
and providing for the collection of all public revenue from 
the value created by society by a single tax upon the 
rental or site value of land, and petitions in aid of the 
same. 

By Mr. Gilman of Newton, from the same committee, 
leave to withdraw, on the petition of Benjamin Dewing 
and others to regulate the taxation of farm lands. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
Monday. 

By Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, from the committee on 
the Judiciary, on an order, a Bill in relation to returning 
names of constables to clerks of courts. 

By Mr. Dewey of Boston, from the same committee, 
on a petition, a Bill to authorize the town of Lincoln to 
take land for school purposes in addition to the amount 
now allowed by law. 

By Mr. Wales of Attleborough, from the committee on 
Finance, on an order relative to appropriation bills, a Bill 
in addition to an Act making appropriations for expenses 
authorized the present year, and for certain other expenses 
authorized by law. 

By Mr. Lovell of Boston, from the same committee, 
that the Bill in aid of the Hospital Cottages for Children 
in Baldwinville, in the town of Templeton, ought to pass 
in a new draft with the title, " Bill in aid of the Hospital 
Cottages for Children in Baldwinsville in the town of 
Templeton." 



FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1889. 441 

By Mr. Hayes of Lynn, from the committee on Election Awesamentand 
Laws, on a petition, a Bill to regulate the assessment and ™tere? tono 
registration of voters. 

By Mr. Sohier of Beverly, from the committee on salary of the 
Public Service, on a petition, a Bill to establish the salary 2JI dutrk* 8ec " 
of the clerk of the second district court of Eastern Wor- ^ i x ^^ Uirn 
cester. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Norcross of Medford, from the committee on New England 
Finance, that the Senate Resolve in favor of the New schS'i foi Deaf 
England Industrial School for Deaf Mutes ought to pass. Mute8, 

By Mr. Wilkins of Ashburnham, from the same com- James K.Beede, 
mittee, that the Senate Resolve in favor of James K. ter anTwiiiiSe 
Beede, William B. Potter and Wallace P. Balcom ought PBalcom - 
to pass. 

By Mr. Carter of Lowell, from the same committee, comraiaaione™ 
that the Senate Resolve providing for printing 3,000 ?nga g . ra ecr ° 8g " 
extra copies of the report of the commissioners on grade 
crossings ought to pass. 

Severally placed in the orders of the day for Monday 
for a second reading. 

By Mr. Douglas of Greenwich, from the committee on Free in*truc- 
Education, on an order^ a Bill to amend an Act to pro- mX^or d£f 
vide for the free instruction of deaf mutes or deaf children. chlldren - 
Read aud referred, under the rule, to the committee on 
Finance. 

Discharged from the Orders. 

On motions of Mr. Keane of Holyoke, the report of the oityof Hoiyoke. 
committee on Cities, leave to withdraw, on the petition of 
the mayor of Holyoke for a further extension of the 
exemption of the city of Holyoke from the provisions of 
chapter 312 of the Acts of the year 1885, limiting the 
municipal debt of and the rate of taxation in cities, was 
discharged from the orders of the day, under a suspension 
of the rule, and was postponed for further consideration 
until Thursday next, to be placed in the orders of the day 
for that day. 

On motions of Mr. Perkins of Cambridge, the report frid d e 8 and 
of the committee on Roads and Bridges, no legislation 
necessary, on so much of the Governor's address as 
relates to the appointment of an officer for the oversight 
of the roads and bridges in the Commonwealth, was dis- 



442 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

charged from the orders of the day, under a suspension 
of the rule, and was laid on the table. 



Bills enacted. 



Orders of the 
Day. 



Bills Unacted. 

Engrossed bills : 

To authorize the Boston Pilots' Relief Society to hold 
additional real and personal estate ; 

To amend chapter 173 of the Acts of the year 1865, in 
relation to the Board of Overseers of Harvard College ; 
and 

To change the name of the A. C. Barnes Whip Com- 
pany ; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent 
to the Senate. 

Orders of the Day. 

The report of the committee on the Judiciary, inex- 
pedient to legislate, on an order relative to providing that 
actions by and against the city of Boston shall be brought 
either in Suffolk County or Middlesex County, was ac- 
cepted. 

Reports : 

Of the joint committee on the Judiciary, inexpedient 
to legislate, on an order relative to legislation to prohibit 
corporations organized under the laws of other States for 
the manufacture, sale and distribution of gas for illumi- 
nating and other purposes from doing business in this 
Commonwealth without a special Act of the Legislature ; 

Of the same committee, leave to withdraw, on the peti- 
tion of W. H. Doble and others for the establishment of 
a police court in Quincy ; 

Of the committee on Public Charitable Institutions, 
leave to withdraw, on the petition of Anne S. Robbins 
and others for legislation authorizing superintendents of 
incorporated hospitals to retain in their custody all chil- 
dren under fifteen years of age, when, in the opinion of 
two competent physicians, the removal of said children 
would result in death, or permanent or serious injury to 
the patients ; 

Of the committee on Public Health, leave to withdraw, 
on the petition of Rufus K. Noyes, M.D., and others, for 
the repeal, modification or ameudment of the vaccination 
laws ; 



FRH>AY, MARCH 15, 1889, 443 

Of the same committee, inexpedient to legislate, on an 
order relative to providing that the exclusion of any child 
from school for non- vaccination shall not exempt any 
person having the control of such a child from the penalty 
imposed in section 1 of chapter 47 of the Public Statutes ; 
and 

Of the committee on State House, no legislation neces- 
sary, on the annual report of the State House Commission ; 

Were severally accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

The report of the committee on the Judiciary, inexpe- 
dient to legislate, on an order relative to regulating the 
manner of taking the vote on appropriations at town meet- 
ings, was postponed for further consideration until Mon- 
day, on motion of Mr. Holman of Clinton. 

The report of the committee on the Liquor Law, inex- 
pedient to legislate, on an order relative to prohibiting 
the sale of intoxicating liquors by innholders on holidays, 
election days and Sundays, and between the hours of 
eleven o'clock at night and six o'clock in the morning, was 
laid on the table, on motion of Mr. McDonough of 
Boston. 

Eeports : 

Of the committee on the Liquor Law, leave to with- 
draw, on the petition of Hugh Montgomery and others 
for the appointment of city and town agents to sell intoxi- 
cating liquors for medicinal, scientific or mechanical pur- 
poses, and petitions relative to the same subject ; and 

Of the committee on Railroads, inexpedient to legis- 
late, on an order relative to requiring railroads to display 
lights at all grade crossings where flagmen are stationed 
when trains pass after nightfall ; 

Were severally laid on the table, on motions of Mr. 
Ward well of Haverhill. 

The report of the committee on Agriculture, leave to 
withdraw, on petitions of Charles Lawrence and others 
for legislation respecting the inspection of apples, was 
further considered. Mr. Lovell of Boston moved to 
amend by the substitution of a " Bill regulating the grad- 
ing and inspection of apples." After debate, amendments 
moved by Messrs. Sanger of Cambridge and Turner of 
Maiden were adopted, and the bill as amended was 
rejected, and the report was accepted and sent up for con- 
currence. 



444 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

Bills : 

To exempt the city of Worcester from the provisions of 
section 1 of chapter 312 of the Acts of the year 1885, 
relative to the limit of municipal debt of and the rate of 
taxation in cities ; 

To enable the city of Fitchburg to issue bonds, notes 
or scrip for the payment of its water indebtedness ; 

To provide for the transfer of liquor licenses from one 
locality to another in a city or town ; 

To amend chapter 80 of the Public Statutes, relating to 
the preservation of the public health ; 

To change the name of the Warren Street Chapel ; 

Prohibiting officers of savings banks from borrowing 
the funds of, or acting as surety for money borrowed from, 
such institutions ; 

Relating to co-operative banks ; 

Relating to the bonds of treasurers of savings banks and 
institutions for savings ; 

To incorporate the National Home Building Company ; 

To amend sections 54 and 63 of chapter 154 of the 
Public Statutes, in relation to officers in attendance upon 
the municipal courts of the city of Boston ; and the 

Resolve providing for certain repairs and improvements 
at the State Normal School at Salem ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

The Bill to change the method of electing the board of 
aldermen of the city of Waltham was read a second time, 
amended, on motion of Mr. Milton of Waltham, and, as 
amended, was ordered to a third reading. 

The Resolve in favor of James Holehouse was read a 
second time, and, pending the question on ordering to a 
third reading, it was postponed for further consideration 
until next Tuesday, on motion of Mr. Kimball of Fitch- 
burg. 

Bills : 

To amend chapter 290 of the Acts of the year 1888, 
relating to appeals from probate courts ; 

In relation to proof of notice of appointment and sales 
of real estate by executors, guardians and others ; 

To extend the time of exemption of the city of Brock- 
ton from the operation of section 1 of chapter 312 of the 
Acts of the year 1885, relating to the limit of the muni- 
cipal debt of and the rate of taxation in cities ; 



FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1889. 445 

To authorize Willis T. Emery, Orsamus Nute and 
Henry O. Nute to drive piles in Charles River ; 

To establish the salary of the assistant clerk of the 
municipal court of the Roxbury district of the city of 
Boston ; 

To provide for the removal of the remains of the dead 
from the old graveyard, situate in the town of South 
Had ley, and for other purposes ; 

Making appropriations for the Commonwealth's flats 
improvement fund and for the prison and hospital loan 
sinking fund ; 

Concerning the Baldwin Place Home for Little Wan- 
derers ; and 

To incorporate the Frothingham Buildings ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be 
engrossed and sent up for concurrence. 

Kills : 

To authorize the transfer of the Dedham Public Library 
to the town of Dedham ; 

To authorize the town of Brookline to lay and maintain 
a, common sewer in Boston and Newton ; 

To incorporate the Real Estate Exchange and Auction 
Board ; 

In addition to an Act for supplying the town of Pitts- 
field with pure water ; 

To provide for the appointment of an assistant clerk for 
the police court of Lowell ; and 

In relation to evidence at inquests in cases of fatal acci- 
dents on street railways ; and 

Resolves : 

In favor of Jane Parks ; and 

In favor of Patrick M. Drummey ; 

Were severally read a third time, and were passed to be 
<en grossed, in concurrence. 

The Bill to prohibit the employment of aliens by the 
Commonwealth or any city or town therein was read a 
third time, and, pending the question on engrossment, it 
was postponed for further consideration until Monday, on 
motion of Mr. Wyman of Hyde Park. 

The Bill to provide for the construction and mainte- 
nance of a highway and bridge over the tide waters of the 
Acushnet River, between the city of New Bedford and 
the town of Fairhaven, was read a third time and con- 



446 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

side red. Mr. Henry of Fall River moved to amend by 
striking out in lines 7 and 8 of section 4 the words, 
"including their own charges for services in the con- 
struction of the same." The amendment was adopted, 
and the bill, as amended, was passed to be engrossed, in 
concurrence, and sent up for concurrence in the amend- 
ment. 

The Bill to determine the license fee for spayed dogs 
was read a third time and was passed to be engrossed, in 
concurrence, by a vote of 81 to 9. 

The Bill to authorize the county commissioners for the 
county of Essex to cause to be made copies of certain 
records and plans in the registry of deeds for the south- 
ern district was rejected, as recommended by the com- 
mittee on the Judiciary. 



On motion of Mr. Howland of Chelsea, at two minutes 
before three o'clock the House adjourned. 



MONDAY, MARCH 18, 1889. 447 



Monday, March 18, 1889. 

Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Report Received. 

The sixth annual report of the Board of Control of the Board of con- 
State Agricultural Experiment Station was received, and Agri°cuku e roi tate 
was referred to the committee on Agriculture and sent up ftaSum? 16111 
for concurrence. 

Committee Appointed. 

Notice was received from the Senate that Messrs. committee ap- 
Sprague of Suffolk, Crosby of Berkshire, Stevens of Nor- Fe^S^he'ceSkn- 
folk, Hosmer of Middlesex and Cook of Bristol had been S?4S£5JJSL 
appointed the committee on the part of that branch to wLSinJSnM 
attend the centennial celebration of the inauguration of President of the 
George Washington as President of the United States. 
The Speaker joined, on the part of the House, Messrs. 
Bottum of Northampton, Kimball of Fitchburg, Gordon 
of New Bedford, Preble of Boston, Kennedy of Boston, 
Hixon of Chelsea, O'Neil of Boston, Lincoln of Wrentham, 
Hutchinson of Lexington, Edward Sullivan of Bostorj, 
Holder of Lynn, Connell of Dracut, Oakman of Boston, 
Russell of Douglas and Atherton of Gill. 

Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Giddings of Great Barrington, remonstrance of Establishment 
William Mahanna and 40 others against the establishment court induce 
of a district court in place of the police court of Lee, couit%?i!ee. 
which shall include the town of Lenox. Referred to the 
joint committee on the Judiciary. 

By Mr. Martin of Lynn, remonstrance of J. S. An- American Ben 
thony and others against granting the petition of the ™<jP honeCom * 
American Bell Telephone Company for increase of capital 
stock. Referred to the committee on Mercantile Affairs. 

By Mr. Eldridge of Bourne, petition of George I. ^?y Ts^cSf* 
Briggs for an Act to incorporate the Bourne Cemetery tIon - 



448 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Broadway Uni- 
versalist So- 
ciety of South 
Boston. 



Woodcock and 
partridge. 



Reports of 
State boards 
and commis- 
sions. . 



Accident insur- 
ance companies. 



Association. Referred to tbe committee on Mercantile 
Affairs, under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule. 
Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Means of Boston, petition of the Broadway 
Universalist Society of South Boston for legislation to 
authorize the Massachusetts Universalist Convention to 
receive a certain sum of money bequeathed by the will of 
George Smith, formerly of South Boston, and to hold the 
same in trust for the benefit of the said Broadway Univer- 
salist Society. Referred to the committee on the Judi- 
ciary, under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule, and 
sent up for concurrence in the suspension of the rule. 

By Mr. Kimball of Fitchburg, remonstrance of S. W. 
Putnam and others against any change in the law con- 
cerning the shooting of woodcock and partridge. Placed 
on file. 

Order. 

The following order, offered by Mr. Mellen of Worces- 
ter, was adopted, under a suspension of the 12th Joint 
Rule, and sent up for concurrence in the suspension of 
the 12th Joint Rule: — 

Ordered^ That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
the expediency of legislation that will tend to facilitate 
the presentation of the reports of State boards and com- 
missions early in the session, to the end that legislators 
may have the benefit of the information contained therein, 
when it is most advantageous. 

The following order, laid over from Friday, was 
adopted, under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule, 
and sent up for concurrence : — 

Ordered^ That the committee on Insurance consider the 
expediency of so amending section 80 of chapter 214 of 
the Acts of 1887 as to allow accident insurance companies 
doing business in this State to do "employers' liability" 
insurance, provided such companies shall increase their 
capital to a proper amount. 



Papers from the Senate. 

Transfer checks A report of the committee on Street Railways, inexpe- 

vays r ?n cities dient to legislate, on an order relative to providing for 

the issuance of transfer checks by street railway compa- 



of more than 



MONDAY, MARCH 18, 1889. 449 

nies operated in any city of more than one hundred SEJilSdto! 
thousand inhabitants, accepted by the Senate, was * read habitant*. 
and placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow. 

The House report of the committee on Military Affairs, Sj"*y 
leave to withdraw, on the petition of Barney McCabe that 
a certain sum be paid him out of the treasury of the Com- 
monwealth as back bounty, came down recommitted to 
the committee on Military Affairs, in which the House 
concurred, and the report was returned to the Senate 
endorsed accordingly. 

A Bill to authorize a loan for the construction of a Public park in 
public park in Brookline (reported on a petition), passed Brooklne - 
to be engrossed by the Senate, was read and ordered to a 
second reading. 

A Resolve providing for a now building at the Agricul- Kxp^ment 1 
tural Experiment Station (reported on petitions), passed station. 
to be engrossed by the Senate, was read and referred, 
under the rule, to the committee on Finance. 

Bills : 

Permitting the establishment of a fire district in the Fire district in 
town of Hinsdale ; and Hinsdale. 

To provide for the further and speedier publication of J^J > " catlon of 
the laws (being a new draft of a House bill with the title, 
4 « Bill relating to the further publication of laws") ; 

Severally passed to be engrossed by the Senate, were 
severally read and referred to the committee on the 
Judiciary. 

A petition of the selectmen of the town of Revere for a Town of Re- 
confirmation of the proceedings of the annual meeting of vere * 
said town, held on the fourth day of March, 1889, came 
down for concurrence in the suspension of the 12th Joint 
Rule. The House concurred, and the petition was 
returned to the Senate endorsed accordingly. 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Dewey of Boston, from the committee on the District court 
Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to ^SS? 1 
establishing a district court for Western Worcester, and 
petitions in aid of the same. 

By Mr. Barnes of Chelsea, from the committee on houm of labor 
Labor, leave to withdraw, on the petitions of John T. tapapeV W inTii£ ra 



450 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Town of Wey- 
mouth. 



Compromise 
between de- 
visees and 
legatees under 
wills. 



Constitutional 
amendment, — 
right of fran- 
chise of sol- 
diers and sail- 



Municipal 
court of the 
Charlestown 
district of the 
city of Boston. 



Election of 
town auditors. 



Commissioners 
of Savings 
Banks. 



State Normal 
school at 
Bridge water. 



Rohan and others for the enactment of such laws as will 
change the hours of labor of tour- workers in paper mills. 
[Mr. Howard, of the Senate, and Messrs. Leach of Palmer, 
Crowley of Boston, Edwards of Fall River and Stafford 
of Lawrence, of the House, dissenting.] 

By Mr. Porter of Brockton, from the committee on 
Manufactures, leave to withdraw, at the request of the 
petitioner, on the petition of C. A. Hunt of Weymouth 
that the town of Weymouth may be empowered to con- 
struct and maintain a system of electric lighting. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 

By Mr. Brewer of Boston, from the committee on Pro- 
bate and Insolvency, on an order, a Bill to amend section 
14 of chapter 142 of the Public Statutes, relating to 
authorizing the adjustment of controversies as to the 
estates of persons deceased. 

By Mr. McEttrick of Boston, from the joint special 
committee on Constitutional Amendments, on petitions, 
a Resolve providing for an amendment of article 28 of the 
Amendments to the Constitution, relative to soldiers and 
sailors exercising the right of franchise. 

By Mr. Gillespie of Boston, from the committee on 
Public Service, on an order, a Bill to provide clerical 
assistance for the clerk of the municipal court of the 
Charlestown district of the city of Boston. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Pinkerton of Worcester, from the committee on 
the Judiciary, that the Senate Bill to provide for the elec- 
tion of town auditors by ballot ought to pass. 

By Mr. Sohier of Beverly, from the committee on 
Public Service, that the Bill to establish the salary of the 
Commissioners of Savings Banks ought to pass. 

Severally placed in the orders of the day for to-mor- 
row for a second reading. 

By Mr. Bicknell of Boston, from the committee on 
Education, on an order, a Resolve providing for remodel- 
ling and enlarging the State Normal School Building at 
Bridgewater. Read and referred, under the rule, to the 
committee on Finance. 



MONDAY, MARCH 18, 1889. 451 



Reconsideration, 

Mr, Sohier of Beverly moved to reconsider the vote Appointment to 
■whereby the House, on Friday last, adopted in concur- pio|tnent of " 
rence the following order : — Efc Md 

Ordered, That the committee on Public Service con- 
sider the expediency of amending chapter 320 of the Acts 
of the year 1884, and chapter 437 of the Acts of the year 
1887, so as to define more clearly the preference to be 
given in appointments to office or employment to soldiers 
and sailors who were honorably discharged from military 
and naval service of the United States at the time of the 
rebellion. 

The motioti prevailed. The question recurring on the 
adoption of the order, in concurrence, the same gentle- 
man moved to amend by striking out the words, " com- 
mittee on Public Service," and inserting in place thereof 
the words, "joint committee on the Judiciary." The 
amendment was adopted, and the order, as amended, was 
adopted, in concurrence, and sent up for concurrence in 
the amendment. 



Discharged from the Orders. 

On motions of Mr. Brown of Salem, the reports : 

Of the committee on Railroads, leave to withdraw, on statementof 
the petition of J. W. Ayers for legislation requiring from faraingiofnrfi. 
steam and street railroads of this Commonwealth a state- road8# 
ment, once in three months, of their gross and net earn- 
ings, as well as their financial condition, in such manner 
as the Railroad Commissioners shall direct ; and 

Of the committee on Railroads, inexpedient to legislate, ibid. 
on an order relative to requiring railroad corporations to 
make quarterly returns of their gross and net earnings to 
the Railroad Commissioners ; 

Were severally discharged from the orders of the day, 
under a suspension of the rule, and were laid on the table. 

On motions of Mr. McEttrick of Boston, the report of S5\§ 1 ^ aent of 
the committee on Labor, inexpedient to legislate, on an 
order relative to amending section 4 of chapter 348 of the 
Acts of the year 1888 by inserting after the word "read" 
the word "intelligently," by inserting after the words 
«• at sight" the words "in a grammar-school feader," and 
by striking out the word •« simple " and inserting the word 



452 



JOUENAL OF THE HOUSE, 



" ordinary," was discharged from the orders of the day, 
under a suspension of the rule, and was postponed for 
further consideration until to-morrow, to be placed second 
in the orders of the day. 

cuyofworoei. On motion of Mr. Cheney of Worcester, the Bill to 
exempt the city of Worcester from the provisions of sec- 
tion 1 of chapter 312 of the Acts of the year 1885, rela- 
tive to the limit of municipal debt of and the rate of taxa- 
tion in cities, was discharged from the orders of the day, 
under a suspension of the rule. It was read a third time, 
and was passed to be engrossed and sent up for concur- 
rence. On further motion of the same gentleman, Rule 
15 was also suspended. 



Bills enacted. 



Resolve 
passed. 



Orders of the 
Day. 



Bills Enacted and a Resolve Passed. 

Engrossed bills : 

To change the name of The Marlborough Schuyler 
Electric Light Company ; 

To amend an Act relating to the employment of minors 
who cannot read and write in the English language ; 

Relating to clerical assistance in the office of the regis- 
ter of probate and insolvency for the county of Bristol ; 
and 

To establish the salary of the clerk of the third district 
court of Plymouth ; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; and 

To incorporate The American Humane Education So- 
ciety (which originated in the Senate) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent 
to the Senate. 

An engrossed Resolve, authorizing the Governor and 
Council to procure assistance in perfecting a plan for the 
better accommodation of the State government, and also 
reliable estimates of the cost of construction (which origi- 
nated in the House), was passed, signed and sent to the 
Senate. 

Orders of the Day. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on the Judiciary, inexpedient to 
legislate : 

On an order relative to repealing sections 38 and 89 of 
chapter 102 of the Public Statutes, relative to the erec- 
tion and maintaining of stables ; and 



MONDAY, MARCH 18, 1889. 453 

On an order relative to amending section 5 of chapter 
lOO of the Public Statutes, relative to the granting of 
licenses by the mayors of cities or selectmen of towns ; 

Were severally accepted. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Agriculture, inexpedient to legis- 
late, on an order relative to legislation providing for the 
removal of the head, entrails and feathers of dressed 
poultry exposed for sale ; 

Of the committee on Labor, inexpedient to legislate, 
on an order relative to extending the provisions of law 
concerning the employment of children under fourteen 
years of age to children under sixteen years of age who 
cannot read and write in the English language ; 

Of the committee on Taxation, leave to withdraw : 

On the petition of Benjamin Dewing and others to 
regulate the taxation of farm lands ; 

On the petition of L. B. Rice and another for legisla- 
tion to secure the further taxation of chattels ; and 

On the petition of Willard W. Gray and others for the 
exemption from tax of all products of labor, personal 
property and improvements upon land, and providing for 
the collection of all public revenue from the value created 
by society, by a single tax upon the rental or site value of 
land, and petitions in aid of the same ; 

Were severally accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

The report of the committee on the Liquor Law, inex- 
pedient to legislate, on an order relative to amending 
chapter 340 of the Acts of the year 1888, so that one 
license of the first five classes may be granted in the city 
of Boston for every three hundred and fifty of the in- 
habitants thereof,. was accepted in concurrence. 

The report of the committee on the Judiciary, inexpe- 
dient to legislate, on an order relative to regulating the 
manner of taking the vote on appropriations at town 
meetings was, on motion of Mr. Holman of Clinton, 
further postponed until Weduesday, to be placed second 
in the orders of the day. 

The Bill to prohibit the employment of aliens by the 
Commonwealth or any city or town therein was further 
considered, the question being on engrossment. After 
debate, amendments moved by Messrs. Shepard of Dan- 



454 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

vers and Sanger of Cambridge were adopted, and the bill 
as amended was rejected. 

Bills : 

In addition to an Act making appropriations for ex- 
penses authorized the present year, and for certain other 
expenses authorized by law ; 

To regulate the assessment and registration of voters ; 

To authorize the town of Lincoln to take land for 
school purposes, in addition to the amount now allowed by 
law ; 

In aid of the Hospital Cottages for Children in Bald- 
winsville in tlie town of Templeton ; 

To establish the salary of the clerk of the second 
district court of Eastern Worcester ; 

In relation to returning names of constables to clerks of 
courts ; 

Relating to sale of lands belonging to the First Con- 
gregational Parish in Petersham ; 

To authorize the city of Fitchburg to issue bonds, notes 
or scrip for the payment of its general indebtedness ; 

To provide for the appointment of boards of health in 
towns ; and 

Resolves : 

In favor of James K. Beede, William B. Potter and 
Wallace P. Balcom ; 

In favor of the New England Industrial School for 
Deaf Mutes ; and 

Providing for printing three thousand extra copies of 
the report of the Commissioners on Grade Crossings ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

Bills: 

To enable the city of Fitchburg to issue bonds, notes 
or scrip for the payment of its water indebtedness ; 

To change the method of electing the board of aldermen 
of the city of Waltham ; 

To provide for the transfer of liquor licenses from one 
locality to another in a city or town ; 

To amend chapter 80 of the Public Statutes, relating to 
the preservation of the public health ; 

Relating to the bonds of treasurers of savingd banks 
and institutions for savings ; 

To incorporate the National Home Building Company ; 
and 



MONDAY, MAECH 18, 1889. 455 

To amend sections 54 and 63 of chapter 154 of the 
Public Statutes, in relation to officers in attendance upon 
the municipal courts of the city of Boston ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be en- 
grossed and sent up for concurrence. 

Bills : 

To change the name of the Warren Street Chapel ; 

Prohibiting officers of savings banks from borrowing 
the funds of, or acting as surety for money borrowed 
from, such institutions ; and 

Relating to co-operative banks ; and the 

Resolve providing for certain repairs and improvements 
at the State Normal School at Salem ; 

Were severally read a third time, and were passed to 
b$ engrossed, in concurrence. 



On motion of Mr. Bond of Fitchburg, at twenty-four 
minutes past three o'clock the House adjourned. 



456 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Tuesday, March 19, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Report Received. 

* J2wE^" The report of the Commissioner of Public Records of 
^wm and* Parishes, Towns and Counties, on the custody and condi- 
tion of the public records of parishes, towns and counties, 
was received and was laid on the table. 

Petitions Presented, 
city^Ho«£it*] of By Mr. Merrill of Quincy , petition of the City Hos- 
Qaincy.° pital of the city of Quincy for a change of name to that of 
the City Hospital of Quincy. Referred to the committee 
on Mercantile Affairs, under a suspension of the 12th 
Joint Rule. 
^forindi. By Mr. Newhall of Sterling, petition of Post 172, 

andaaiion. G. A. R. , of Bolton, for the repeal of laws relating to 
pauper aid for indigent soldiers and sailors. Referred to 
the committee on Military Affairs. 
Mrnaven By Mr. Mendall of Acushnet, petition of Joseph K. 

P aD 7 . r ° m * Nye and others to change the name of the Fairhaven 
Water Company. Referred to the committee on Water 
Supply, under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule, with 
instructions to hear the parties, after such notice has been 
given as the committee shall direct. 
Severally sent up for concurrence. 

En#nehou»eat By Mr. Bottum of Northampton, petition of the 
ey * selectmen of the town of South Hadley for authority 
to make a loan for the purpose of building an engine 
house in said town. Referred to the committee on the 
Judiciary, under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule, and 
sent up for concurrence in the suspension of the rule. 

SSIfonnSSScot ^ ^* r- Bottum of Northampton, remonstrance of John 
Riyer?bet™»n K. Judd and others against the passage of the Bill for 
so°uUi Hadiey. rebuilding the bridge across the Connecticut River, be- 
tween Holyoke and South Hadley. Placed on file. 



TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 1888. 457 



Papei % s from the Senate. 

The following order was referred to the next General 
Court, under the 12th Joint Rule, the House having 
refused to concur with the Senate in the suspension of 
the rule : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Taxation consider the Exemption 
expediency of further legislation m relation to the ex- of°property°of 
emption of the property of certain literary and other ^h^ZJoda- 
associations from taxation, where such associations manu- tlon8 - 
facture goods for the market. 

The following order was laid over until to-morrow, at 
the request of Mr. Hayes of Lynn : — 

Ordered, That the joint special committee appointed to investigation of 
investigate the affairs of the office of Abner C. Goodell, commiSioner e 
Commissioner of Province Laws, have power to employ Law™* 1006 
a stenographer and other necessary clerical assistance, 
and to report in print. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Fisheries and Game, leave to with- *>™£ weigher 
draw, on the petition of Owen H. Whitten and others that 
the weighing of fresh salt-water fish by a public weigher 
be made compulsory (and petitions in aidthereof) ; 

Of the committee on the Liquor Law, inexpedient to 
legislate : 

On an order relative to amending section 1 of chapter cider. 
219 of the Acts of the year 1888, relative to defining 
what shall be deemed to be intoxicating liquors, so as to 
exempt cider from the provisions of said Act (and 
petitions in aid thereof) ; and 

On an order relative to providing by law for the Agenu to en- 
appointment by the Governor and Council of agents for uwa*. qnor 
each county, to aid in the enforcement of the liquor law ; 

Severally accepted by the Senate, were severally read 
and placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow. 

A report of the Senate committee on the Judiciary, Hinadaie water 
asking to be discharged from the further consideration of snppy ' 
the petition of G. T. Plunkett and others of Hinsdale for 
the establishment of a fire district in said town, the crea- 
tion of a water supply, that sewers, sidewalks and street 
lights may be maintained, and for other purposes, and 



458 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



recommending that the same be referred to the committee 
on Water Supply, accepted by the Senate, was read and 
accepted, in concurrence, in so much as relates to the 
reference. 

Bills : 

Relative to the sale of intoxicating liquors on days of 
special elections in cities ; and 

To amend an Act to^ improve the civil service of the 
Commonwealth and the' cities thereof; 

Severally reported on an order, and severally passed to 
be engrossed by the Senate, were severally read and 
ordered to a second reading. 

A Resolve providing for printing fifteen hundred extra 
copies of the annual report of the State Board of Arbi- 
tration (reported on an order) , passed to be engrossed by 
the Senate, was read and referred, under the rule, to the 
committee on Finance. 

AcSounlro?' The annual report of the Controller of the Accounts of 

county oiflcera. County Officers, officers of inferior courts and trial jus- 
tices, for the year 1888, was referred,' in concurrence, to 
the joint committee on the Judiciary. 



Sale of intoxi- 
cating liquors 
on days of 
special elec- 
tion*. 
Civil eery Ice. 



State Board of 
Arbitration. 



Persons com- 
mitted to houses 
of correction, — 
drunkenness. 



Judicial dis- 
tricts for Essex 
County. 



Charges for 
libels for 
divorce. 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. McCall of Winchester, from the committee on 
the Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative 
to so amending section 61 of chapter 220 of the Public 
Statutes, relating to the support of persons committed to 
houses of correction for certain offences, as to include 
within the provisions, of said section persons committed 
for offences mentioned in sections 27 and 42 of chapter 
207 of the Public Statutes. 

By Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, from the same com- 
mittee, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative 
to dividing the county of Essex into two or more judicial 
districts, with a view to facilitate the trial of cases in the 
superior court within and for said county. 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, in- 
expedient to legislate, on an order relative to so amending 
chapter 257 of the Acts of the year 1888 as to extend the 
provisions of section 3 thereof to include and regulate 
charges for libels for divorce bills and petitions in equity, 
and citations, orders and proceedings thereunder. 



TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 1889. 459 

By Mr. Blume of Boston, from the same committee, JJESiEL 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to prescrib- 
ing rules of procedure before boards and commissions 
having the power to summon or to examine witnesses, or 
to have and conduct hearings or trials before them. 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, Protection of 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to the pro- balding"™ ag 
tection of life in burning buildings and other structures, 
and for means of escape therefrom. 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, Entry of writ* 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to providing "court? 6 " 68 
for the entry of writs and processes in municipal, district 
and police courts after. the return or entry day thereof. 

By Mr. Howland of Chelsea, from the same committee, Licensing of 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to amending femaledogs# 
section 82 of chapter 102 of the Public Statutes, relating 
to the licensing of female dogs. 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, Mortgagors. 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to amending 
section 70 of chapter 203 of the Public Statutes so as to 
include within its provisions others than the original 
mortgagors - 

By Mr. Dewey of Boston, from the same committee, Cont n *JJ l § 5 e nd 
leave to withdraw, on the petition of Mary A. Greene and andwif™ a 
Lelia J. Robinson for such legislation as will enable hus- 
band and wife to make contracts with one another directly. 

By Mr. Wyckoff of Franklin, from the committee on ohebeasafe 
Banks and Banking, leave to withdraw, on the petition of Trastcom. 
S. B. Hinckley and others for an amendment of the pany * 
charter of the Chelsea Safe Deposit and Trust Company. 

By Mr. Russell of Douglas, from the joint special SSndment 1 — 
committee on Constitutional Amendments, inexpedient to census of ieg»i 
legislate, on an order (taken from the files of last year) voter *' 
relative to amending articles 21 and 22 of the articles of 
amendment to the Constitution, concerning the census of 
legal voters. 

By Mr. Garvey of Lowell, from the committee on oame- 
Fisheries and Game, leave to withdraw, on the petition wa eM ' 
(recommitted) of L. Hubbard and others that towns may 
be authorized to choose game-wardens to enforce the laws 
relative to game and song-birds. 

By Mr. Alden of Middleborough, from the committee oierkofthe 
on Public Service, leave to withdraw, on the petition of S^^Siftes^ 
Daniel Williams, clerk of the municipal court of the *wn di*n« of 



460 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



the city of Bo«- Charlestown district of the city of Boston, for an increase 
of salary. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 



Damages 
caused by dogs. 



Superior court 
for Essex 
County. 



Order of trials 
in criminal 



City of Lynn. 



Brockton drain- 
age. 



Christian Union 
Church of 
Stoneham. 



Jail at New- 
bury port. 



Newburyport 
bridge. 



Sales by minors 
on street cars. 



Weymouth 
water loan. 



By Mr. Wardwell of Haverhill, from the committee on 
the Judiciary, on an order, a Bill to amend section 93 of 
chapter 102 of the Public Statutes, relative to damages- 
caused by dogs. 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, on 
an order, a Bill to provide for an adjournment of the Sep- 
tember sitting of the superior court for Essex County to 
Lawrence and Haverhill. 

By Mr. Perkins of Cambridge, from the same commit- 
tee, that the Bill (introduced on leave) in relation to the 
order of trial of criminal cases ought to pass in a new 
draft, with the title, Bill concerning the order of trials 
in criminal cases. 

By Mr. Slocum of Newton, from the committee on 
Cities, on a petition, a Bill to enable the city of Lynn, 
for the purpose of building drains and sewers, to incur 
indebtedness beyond the limit fixed by law. 

By Mr. Morison of Boston, from the same committee, 
on a petitioq, a Bill to authorize the city of Brockton to 
effect an additional drainage loan. 

By Mr. Brooks of Ashby, from the committee on Par- 
ishes and Religious Societies, on a petition, a Bill to 
change the name of the Christian Union Church of Stone- 
ham. 

By Mr. Nichols of Gloucester, from the committee on 
Prisons, on orders and a petition, a Bill to amend section 
1 of chapter 262 of the Acts of the year 1887, relating to 
the enlargement of the jail at Newburyport. 

By Mr. Dame of Newbury, from the committee on 
Roads and Bridges, on a petition, a Bill to authorize the 
county commissioners of Essex County to reimburse the 
city of Newburyport for the expense of repairing the New- 
buryport bridge in said city. 

By Mr. Harrington of Hull, from the committee on 
Street Railways, on an order, a Bill to prohibit sales by 
minors under the age of ten years, on street cars. 

By Mr. Merrill of Quincy, from the committee on Water 
Supply, on a petition, a Bill to authorize the town of 
Weymouth to make an additional water loan. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 



TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 1889. 461 

By Mr. Dewey of Boston, from the committee on the Rights and 
Judiciary, that the Bill (recommitted) to amend the law hSsband"and 
concerning the rights and liabilities of husband and wife wife# 
ought not to pass. Read and placed in the orders of the 
day for to-morrow, the question being on the rejection of 
the bill. 

By Mr. Martin of Lynn, from the committee on Mili- AnnNoonan. 
tary Affairs, on a petition, a Resolve in favor of Ann 
Noonan. Read and referred, under the rule, to the com- 
mittee on Finance. 

Reconsideration . 

Mr. Rowell of Methuen moved to reconsider the vote Taxation of 
whereby the House, yesterday, accepted the report of the 
committee on Taxation, leave to withdraw, on the petition 
of L. B. Rice and another for legislation to secure the 
further taxation of chattels. The motion prevailed. 
Pending the recurring question on the acceptance of the 
report, it was, on further motion of the same gentleman, 
recommitted to the committee on Taxation. 



Discharged from the Order's. 

On motions of Mr. Kimball of Fitchburg, the Resolve jameeHoie- 
in favor of James Holehouse was discharged from the 0U " 6 ' 
orders of the day, under a suspension of the rule, and, 
pending the question on ordering to a third reading, it 
was recommitted to the committee on Military Affairs. 

On motions of Mr. Keane of Holyoke, the report of the Hours of labor 
•committee on Labor, leave to withdraw, on the petitions tap^pw^fus. 1 * 
of John T. Rohan and others for the enactment of such 
laws as will change the hours of labor of tour-workers in 
paper mills, was discharged from the orders of the day, 
cinder a suspension of the rule, and was laid on the table. 



Bills Enacted and Resolves Passed. 

Engrossed bills : 

To incorporate the Pentucket Club of Haverhill ; buli enacted. 

To incorporate the Dartmouth Club of New Bedford ; 
To incorporate the Wamsutta Club of New Bedford ; 
To authorize the Boston Art Club to hold additional 
real and personal estate ; and 



462 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Resolves 
passed. 



To establish the salary of the second assistant clerk of 
the municipal court for civil business of the city of Bos- 
ton; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent 
to the Senate. 

Engrossed resolves : 

Providing for certain changes and improvements at the 
Taunton Lunatic Hospital ; and 

Providing for the purchase of land, and for repairs to 
the buildings on the same, at the Lyman School for Boys ; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; 

Were severally passed, signed and sent to the Senate. 



Orders of the 
Day. 



Orders of the Day. 

The report of the committee on the Judiciary, inex- 
pedient to legislate, on an order relative to establishing a 
district court for Western Worcester, and petitions in aid 
of the same, was accepted. % 

The report of the committee on Manufactures, leave to 
withdraw, at the request of the petitioner, on the petition 
of C. A. Hunt of Weymouth that the town of Weymouth 
may be empowered to construct and maintain a system of 
electric lighting, was accepted' and sent up for concur- 
rence. 

The report of the committee on Street Railways, inex- 
pedient to legislate, on an order relative to providing for 
the issuance of transfer checks by street railway com- 
panies operated in any city of more than one hundred 
thousand inhabitants, was accepted, in concurrence. 

Bills : 

To amend section 14 of chapter 142 of the Public 
Statutes, relating to authorizing the adjustment of contro- 
versies as to the estates of persons deceased ; 

To provide clerical assistance for the clerk of the mu- 
nicipal court of the Charlestown district of the city of 
Boston ; 

To establish the salary of the Commissioners of Saving* 
Banks; and 

To authorize a loan for the construction of a public 
park in Brookline ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 



TUESDAY, MARCH 19, , 1889. 463 

Bills : 

To authorize the town of Lincoln to take land for school 
purposes, in addition to the amount now allowed by law ; 

In aid of the Hospital Cottages for Children in Bald- 
winsville in the town of Teinpleton ; and 

In relation to returning the names of constables to 
clerks of courts ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be engrossed 
and sent up for concurrence. 

Bills : 

Relating to sale of lands belonging to the First Congre- 
gational Parish in Petersham ; and 

To authorize the city of Fitchburg to issue bonds, notes 
or scrip for the payment of its general indebtedness ; and 

Resolves : 

In favor of James K. Beede, William B. Potter and 
Wallace P. Balcom ; 

In favor of the New England Industrial School for Deaf 
Mutes; and 

Providing for printing three thousand extra copies of 
the report of the Commissioners on Grade Crossings ; 

Were severally read a third time, and were passed to be 
engrossed, in concurrence. 

The Bill in addition to an Act to provide for rebuilding 
the bridge across the Connecticut River between Holyoke 
and South Hadley was further considered, the question 
being on engrossment. Mr. Brooks of Springfield 
moved to amend by striking out, in section 1, line 
8, the words, " both ends alike," and reinsert the 
words previously stricken out by the House ; also, 
to add at the end of section 1 the words, " provided^ that 
no authority is hereby given to take any land in the town 
of Hadley to widen or add to the approach to the ajbut- 
ment to the bridge ; " also, to reinsert sections 2 and 3, 
previously stricken out by the House. After debate, the 
amendments were adopted, by a vote of 82 to 58, and the 
bill as amended was passed to be engrossed, in concur- 
rence, and sent up for concurrence in the amendment 
adopted by the House. 



On motion of Mr. Rugg of New Bedford, at twenty- 
four minutes before five o'clock the House adjourned. 



464 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Board of Gas 
Commissioners. 



Wednesday, March 20, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 

Prayer was offered by the Rev. Mr. Dowse, Chaplain 
of the Senate. 

Report Received. 

The fourth annual report of the .Board of Gas Commis- 
sioners was received, and was referred to the committee 
on Manufactures and sent up for concurrence. 



Henry S. 
Greene. 



Petitions Presented. 

oleomargarine. By Mr. Paige of Amherst, petition of Salmon Wake- 
field and others ; and by Mr. Miller of Needham, petition 
of Frank E. Cook and others, — severally, for legislation 
to prohibit the manufacture and sale of oleomargarine, 
butterine, or other imitations of butter. 

Severally referred to the committee on Agriculture. 

By Mr. Gilman of North Andover, petition of John B. 
Abbott for legislation authorizing the Public Administra- 
tor to distribute to him, and others next of kin of Henry 
S. Greene, certain money. Referred to the committee 
on the Judiciary, under a suspension of the 12th Joint 
Rule, and sent up for concurrence in the suspension of 
the rule. 

By Mr. McDonough of Boston, petition of the mayor 
of Boston that authority be given to the street commis- 
sioners of said city to establish the grade of West 
Chester Park, to render Harvard bridge between Boston 
and Cambridge convenient for public travel. Referred to 
the committee on Cities, under a suspension of the 12th 
Joint Rule. 

city of Qumcy. By Mr# Adams of Quincy, petition of the mayor of 
Quincy for an amendment of the charter of the city of 
Quincy. Referred to the committee on Cities, under a 
suspension of the 12th Joint Rule, with instructions to 
hear the parties, after such notice has been given as the 
committee shall direct. 



Harvard bridge 
in Boston. 



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 1889. 465 

By Mr. Rugg of New Bedford, petition of William wmi*m 
Dickey, for settlers in the State of Maine, that a certain D,okey# 
sum of money collected for lumber cut and hauled off 
their farms be paid to them. Referred to the committee on 
Federal Relations, under a suspension of the 12th Joint 
Rule. 

By Mr. Eldridge of Bourne, petition of the North ^»onth. 
Falmouth Fishing Company for authority to construct a 
dyke across a certain creek in Falmouth for the cultiva- 
tion of trout and other useful fishes. Referred to the 
committee on Fisheries and 6ame x under a suspension 
of the 12th Joint Rule. 

By Mr. Dodge of Wenham, petition of E. H. Richard- bh. Richard. 
son for compensation for injuries received and expenses 
incurred in assisting the sheriff of Essex County to make 
an arrest. Referred to the committee on Prisons, under 
a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule. 

Severally sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Carpenter of Brookline, petition of Henry J. 22SSS«? f 
Gardner and others for a law to regulate the practice of 
medicine. Referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 

By Mr. Blume of Boston, petition of Louis Prang and T » on tod- 
others for the exemption from tax of all products of 
labor, personal property and improvements upon land, 
and providing for the collection of all public revenue * 
from the value created by society by a single tax upon 
the rental or site value of land. Placed on file. 



Order. 

The following order, offered by Mr. Morse of Marl- 
borough, was laid over until to-morrow, at the request of 
Mr. Mellen of Worcester : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Education consider Public school*. 
the expediency of repealing section 32 *of chapter 44 of 
the Public Statutes, relating to public schools. 

Papers from the Senate. 

The following order, laid over from yesterday, was con- 
sidered, and, after debate, was adopted, in concurrence : — 

Ordered, That the joint special committee appointed to investigation 'of 
investigate the affairs of the office of Abner C. Goodell, comm^one^ 



466 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



of Province 
Laws. 



Board of police 
of the city of 
Boston. 



Banks,— officers 
interested in 
contracts. 



Constitutional 
amendment,— 
intoxicating 
liquors. 



Ludlow Manu- 
facturing Com- 
pany, — town of 
Ludlow. 

Williamstown 

Water 

Company. 



Bridge across 
the Connecticut 
River between 
Holyoke and 
Chicopee. 



Commissioner of Province Laws, have power to employ 
a stenographer and other necessary clerical assistance, and 
to report in print. 

A report of the committee on Cities, leave to withdraw, 
on the petition of Lydia M. Warner for the addition of a 
woman to the Board of Police Commissioners of Boston, 
accepted by the Senate, was read and placed in the orders 
of the day for to-morrow. 

A report of the Senate committee on the Judiciary, 
asking to be discharged from the further consideration of 
the order relative to forbidding, under a penalty, that 
any officer or clerk in a bank shall represent, as agent or 
otherwise, any party other than the bank in the making 
of a contract in which the bank is to be interested, and 
recommending that the same be referred to the committee 
on Banks and Banking, accepted by the Senate, was read 
and accepted, in concurrence, in so much as relates to 
the reference. 

A report of the committee of conference on the matter 
of difference between the two branches in relation to the 
Resolves providing for submitting to the people the ar- 
ticle of amendment forbidding the manufacture and sale 
of intoxicating liquors to be used as a beverage*, rec- 
ommending that the Senate recede from its position in 
the amendment at [D] and concur with the House, ac- 
cepted by the Senate, was read and accepted, in concur- 
rence, under a suspension of the rule, moved by Mr. 
McDonough of Boston. On motion of the same gentle- 
man, Rule 15 was also suspended. 

Bills: 

To authorize the Ludlow Manufacturing Company to 
supply the town of Ludlow with water, and with elec- 
tricity for lighting and other purposes ; 

To authorize the Williamstown Water Company to take, 
by purchase or otherwise, the franchise and property of 
the Williams Aqueduct Company ; and 

To authorize the county commissioners of the county of 
Hampden to lay out a highway and construct a bridge 
across the Connecticut River between Holyoke and 
Chicopee ; 

Severally reported on petitions, and severally passed to 
be engrossed by the Senate, were severally read and 
ordered to a second reading. 



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 1889. 467 

A Resolve in favor of John C. and Rosanna Orcutt, ^^ a, g d 
reported on a petition, passed to be engrossed by the ** 
Senate, was read and referred, under the rule, to the com- 
mittee on Finance. 

Notice was received from the Senate that the House Returns and 
order relative to amending chapter 199 of the Acts of the statI-ti0S of flre - 
year 1888, relating to returns and statistics of fire, in 
order that it may provide for the holding of a judicial 
inquiry in case either the chief engineer or chairman of 
the board of selectmen deem that the public good will be 
benefited by said judicial inquiry, and to relieve cities 
and towns of the expense thereof, had been referred, 
under the 12th Joint Rule, to the next General Court, 
that branch having refused to concur with the House in 
the suspension. 

The House petition of the Broadway Universalist vJSlaiTt*So Jnl " 
Society of South Boston for legislation to authorize the ciety of sooth 
Massachusetts Universalist Convention to receive a cer- °" 
tain sum of money bequeathed by the will of George 
Smith, formerly of South Boston, and to hold the same in 
trust for the benefit of the said Broadway Universalist 
Society, came down concurred in the suspension of the 
12th Joint Rule. 

A petition of William F. Draper and others for such §JJ2ua2ii©«d 
legislation as will enable the Grafton and Upton Railroad company. 
Company to locate, construct and maintain an extension 
of its railroad, came down referred to the committee on 
Railroads, under a suspension of the 12th Joint Rule. 
On motion of Mr, Pinkerton of Worcester, the House 
concurred in the suspension of the rule, and in the refer- 
ence to the committee, with instructions to hear the par- 
ties, after such notice has been give as the committee 
shall direct. 

The petition was returned to the Senate for concurrence 
in the reference with instructions. 



Reports of Committees* 

By Mr. Smalley of Nantucket, from the committee on setting of gui- 
Fisheries and Game, inexpedient to legislate, on an order Mrd'aBiy." 
relative to the repealing of chapter 197 of the Acts of the 
year 1887, concerning the use of gill-nets or set nets 



Estates of mar. 
rled women. 



468 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

within one-half a mile of the shores of Mattapoisett, and 

petitions in relation to the same. 

By Mr. Dewey of Boston, from the joint committee on 

the Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, on orders relative 

to amending section 1 of chapter 141 of the Acts of the 

year 1882, relating to the distribution of the estate of 

married women. 
Stionto^ 81 "* ^ ^ r# Sprout °f Worcester, from the* committee on 
pharmacy. Public Health, no legislation necessary, on the third 

annual report of the Board of Registration in Pharmacy. 
Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 

to-morrow. 

S'tStowToT" ®y ^ r# P er ki n8 °f Cambridge, from the committee on 
Bourne. the Judiciary, on a petition, a Bill to authorize the select- 

men of the town of Bourne to sell the right to take ale- 
wives in said town at public auction. 
S?tricuna£ 001 ^y ^ r# Shepard of Sandisfield, from the committee on 
town of Lee. Education, on an order and petitions, a Bill to abolish the 

Hopland school district in the town of Lee. 
TSkJOH!*™** 1 By Mr. Conwell of Provincetown, from the committee 

in North River. •'. . . .' 

on Fisheries and Game, on a petition, a Bill to regulate 
the taking of fish in North River in the county of Plym- 
outh. 
Srthl 1 and f ^y ^ r * Pa^^ge of Upton, from the committee on 

deaths. Public Health, on an order, a Bill in relation to the 

returns of births and deaths. 
SiuJroS'huIe ^ "^ r " Kimball °f Fitchburg, from the committee on 
draws in Railroads, on a petition, a Bill to provide for the passage 

c ares ver. ^ vessels through the draws of certain bridges over 
Charles River. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

Reconsideration. 

rron?ta»Son of -^ r * McDonough of Boston moved to reconsider the 
FE rty °d vo ^ e w ^ ere ^y the House, yesterday, refused to concur 
otheJ'aasocia- with the Senate in the suspension of the 12th Joint Rule, 
on the order relative to further legislation in relation to 
the exemption of the property of certain literary and 
other associations from taxation, where such associations 
manufacture goods for the market. After debate, the 
motion prevailed. Pending the question on concurring 
with the Senate in the suspension of the 12th Joint Rule, 
the order was laid over until to-morrow, at the request of 
Mr. Mellen of Worcester. 



tions 



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 1889. 469 



Motion to Take from the Table. 

Mr. Hayes of Lynn moved to take from the table the Provincial laws. 
Benolve providing for the discontinuance of the publication 
of the provincial laws. After debate, the motion was 
lost. 

Discharged from the Orders. 

On motion of Mr. Kimball of Lynn, the Bill authorizing Newbnryport 
the county commissioners of Essex County to reimburse **" 
the city of Newburyport for the expense of repairing the 
Newburyport bridge in said city was discharged from the 
orders of the day, under a suspension of the rule. It was 
read a second time, and, pending the question on ordering 
to a third reading, it was, on further motion of the same 
gentleman, laid on the table. 

On motion of Mr. Martin of Lynn, the Bill to enable Lynn. 
the city of Lynn, for the purpose of building drains and 
sewers, to incur indebtedness beyond the limit fixed by 
law, was discharged from the orders of the day, under a 
suspension of the rule. It was read a second time, and, 
under a further suspension of the rules, moved by the 
same gentleman, the bill was read a third time and was 
passed to be engrossed and sent up for concurrence. On 
further motion of the same gentleman, Rule 15 was sus- 
pended. 

Bills Unacted and Resolves Passed. 

Engrossed bills : 

To exempt the city of Worcester from the provisions of BUto 
section 1 of chapter 312 of the Acts of the year 1885, rel- 
ative to the limit of municipal debt of, and the rate of 
taxation in, cities ; 

Providing for printing the journals of the Senate and 
House of Representatives ; 

To incorporate the Newton Real Estate Association ; 

Relating to the public cemeteries in the town of Win- 
chester ; 

To authorize the Massachusetts Society for the Preven- . 
tion of Cruelty to Animals to hold additional real and 
personal estate ; 

To establish the salary of the justice of the second 
district court of Eastern Worcester ; and 



470 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

To provide for the appointment of an assistant clerk of 
the police court of Lowell ; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; and 

In aid of and relating to an additional water supply for 
the North Adams fire district ; 

Relating to the harbor-master and assistant harbor- mas- 
ters for the harbor of Boston ; 

In relation to evidence at inquests in cases of fatal acci- 
dents on street railways ; 

To authorize the town of North Adams to make an 
additional water loan in aid of the North Adams fire 
district ; 

To authorize the transfer of the Dedham Public Library 
to the town of Dedham ; 

To authorize the town of Brookline to lay and main- 
tain a common sewer in Boston and Newton ; 

In addition to an Act for supplying the town of Pitts- 
field with pure water ; and 

To incorporate The Real Estate Exchange and Auction 
Board ; 

(Which severally originated in the Senate) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed, and sent 
to the Senate. 

Engrossed resolves : 
^JJEjJ 6- In favor of Mary Burns ; 

Providing for the payment of certain bills incurred in 
excess of appropriations therefor at the Lyman School for 
Boys; 

(Which severally originated in the House) ; and 

In favor of Patrick M. Drummey ; 

In favor of Jane Parks ; 

(Which severally originated in the Senate) ; 

Were severally passed, signed and sent to the Senate. 

Orders of the Day. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on the Judiciary, inexpedient to 

legislate : 

Orde™ oi the On an order relative to dividing the county of Essex 

7< into two or more judicial districts, with a view to facilitate 

the trial of cases in the superior court within and for said 

county ; 



WEDNESDAY, MAKCH 20, 1889. 471 

On an order relative to prescribing rules of procedure 
before boards and commissions having the power to sum- 
mon or to examine witnesses, or to have and conduct hear- 
ings or trials before them ; 

On an order relative to the protection of life in burning 
buildings and other structures, and for means of escape 
therefrom ; 

On an order relative to providing for the entry of writs 
and processes in municipal, district and police courts after 
the return or entry day thereof; 

On an order relative to amending section 82 of chapter 
102 of the Public Statutes, relating to the licensing of 
female dogs ; 

On an order relative to amending section 70 of chapter 
203 of the Public Statutes so as to include within its 
provisions others than the original mortgagors ; and 

Of the same committee, leave to withdraw, on the 
petition of Mary A. Greene and Lelia J, Robinson for 
such legislation as will enable husband and wife to make 
contracts with one another directly ; 

Were severally accepted. 

■ Reports : 

Of the joint special committee on Constitutional 
Amendments, inexpedient to legislate, on an order (taken 
from the files of last year) relative to amending articles 
21 and 22 of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitu- 
tion, concerning the census of legal voters ; and 

Of the committee on Fisheries and Game, leave to 
withdraw, on the petition (recommitted) of L. Hubbard 
and others that towns may be authorized to choose game 
wardens to enforce the laws relative to game and song- 
birds ; 

Were severally accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Fisheries and Game, leave to with- 
draw, on the petition of Owen H. Whitten and others 
that the weighing of fresh salt-water fish by a public 
weigher be made compulsory (and petitions in aid 
thereof) ; 

Of the committee on the Liquor Law, inexpedient to 
legislate, on an order relative to amending section 1 of 
chapter 219 of the Acts of the year 1888, relative to defin- 
ing what shall be deemed to be intoxicating liquors, so as 



472 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

to exempt cider from the provisions of said Act (and peti- 
tions in aid thereof) ; and 

Of the same committee, inexpedient to legislate, on an 
order relative to providing by law for the appointment by 
the Governor and Council of agents for each county, to 
aid in the enforcement of the liquor law ; 

Were severally accepted, in concurrence. 

Bills: 

To provide for the election of town auditors by ballot ; 

To change the name of the Christian Union Church of 
Stoneham ; 

To authorize the town of Weymouth to make an 
additional water loan ; 

Concerning the order of trials in criminal oases ; 

To amend section 93 of chapter 102 of the Public 
Statutes, relative to damages caused by dogs ; 

To provide for an adjournment of the September sitting 
of the superior court for Essex County to Lawrence and 
I laverhill ; and 

To authorize the city of Brockton to effect an additional 
drainage loan ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

Bills : 

To regulate the assessment and registration of voters ; 
and 

To provide clerical assistance for the clerk of the 
municipal court of the Charlestown district of the city 
of Itoston ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be en- 
grossed and sent up for concurrence. 

The Resolve providing for the printing and distribution 
of the report of the Commissioner of Public Records of 
parishes, towns and counties, was read a third time and 
was passed to be engrossed, in concurrence. 

The Bill to amend the law concerning the rights and 
liabilities of husband and wife was rejected, as recom- 
mended by the committee on the Judiciary. 

The Resolves providing for biennial elections of State 
officers and members of the General Court were further 
considered, the question being on agreeing to the resolves 
and articles of amendment, as follows : — 



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 1889. 473 

Resolved, That it is expedient to alter the Constitution 
of this Commonwealth by the adoption of the subjoined 
article of amendment; and that the said article, being 
agreed to by a majority of the Senators and two-thirds 
of the members of the House of Representatives present 
and voting thereon, be entered on the journals of both 
Houses, with the yeas and nays taken thereon, and re- 
ferred to the General Court next to be chosen ; and that 
the said article be published, to the end, that, if agreed to 
in the manner provided by the Constitution, by the 
General Court next to be chosen, it may be submitted to 
the people for their approval and ratification, in order 
that it may become a part of the Constitution of the 
Commonwealth. 

Article of Amendment. 

The Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, and Councillors, 
shall hold their respective offices for two years next fol- 
lowing the first Wednesday in the January succeeding 
their election, and until others are chosen and qualified 
in their stead. 

The Secretary, Treasurer and Receiver-General, Audi- 
tor, and Attorney-General shall hold their respective 
offices for two years, beginning with the third Wednes- 
day in the January succeeding their election, and until 
others are chosen and qualified in their stead. 

A person shall be eligible as Treasurer and Receiver- 
General for three successive terms, and no more. 

The first election to which this article shall apply shall 
be that held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday 
in November in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, 
and thereafter elections for the choice of all the officers 
before mentioned shall be held biennially on the Tuesday 
next after the first Monday in November. 

AH the provisions of the existing Constitution incon- 
sistent with the provisions herein contained are hereby 
annulled. 

Resolved, That it is expedient to alter the Constitution* 
of this Commonwealth by the adoption of the subjoined 
article of amendment; and that the said article, being 
agreed to by a majority of the Senators and two-thirds 
of the members of the House of Representatives present 
and voting thereon, be entered on the journals of both 
Houses, with the yeas and nays taken thereon, and re- 



474 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

ferred to the General Court next to be chosen ; and that 
the said article be published, to the end, that, if agreed to 
in the manner provided by the Constitution, by the 
General Court next to be chosen, it may be submitted to 
the people for their approval and ratification, in order 
that it may become a part of the Constitution of the 
Commonwealth. 

Article of Amendment. 

Seuators and Representatives shall hold their respec- 
tive offices for terms of two years, beginning with the 
first Wednesday in the January succeeding their election, 
and continuing until the day appointed for the assembling 
of the General Court next elected. 

Each General Court shall, without any proclamation 
or other act of the Governor, be finally dissolved on the 
day preceding the day appointed for the first assembling 
of the next elected General Court. 

The first election to which this article shall apply shall 
be that held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday 
in November in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, 
and thereafter elections for the choice of all the officers 
before mentioned shall be held biennially on the Tuesday 
next after the first Monday in November. 

All the provisions of the existing Constitution incon- 
sistent with the provisions herein contained are hereby 
annulled. 

Mr. Sanger of Boston moved to amend, at the end of 
line 15 of the article of amendment providing for biennial 
elections of State officers, by striking out the word 
"one" and inserting in place thereof the word "two;" 
also, at the end of line 12 of the article of amendment 
providing for biennial elections of members of the Gen- 
eral Court, by striking out the word " one" and inserting 
in place thereof the word "two." On motion of Mr. 
Mellen of Worcester, it was voted that debate be closed at 
.twenty minutes past four o'clock, unless a vote should be 
sooner reached. After debate, the amendments moved by 
Mr. Sanger of Boston were adopted. 

On the question of agreeing to the article of amend- 
ment providing for biennial elections of State officers as 
amended, the yeas and nays were taken, and, the roll 
being called, the article of amendment was not agreed to, 



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 1889. 



475 



two-thirds of the members present and voting thereon not 
having voted in the affirmative. The vote whs 107 yeas to 
59 nay 8, as follows : — 

Yeas. 



Messrs. Atherton, Horace H. 
At wood, Harrison H. 
Ayres, George 
Bancroft, Lewis M. 
Barker, Thomas E. 
Baraes, Franklin O. 
Bennett, Charles H. 
Bennett, John O. 
Bliss, George 
Blume, Andreas 
Bond, Nelson F. 
Bonney, J. Dean 
Bottum, John B. 
Bowman, Robert H. 
Brewster, Charles K. 
Brooks, A. Olin 
Brooks, Horace S. 
Brooks, William H. 
Cannell, Joseph H. 
Carter, Charles E. 
Cheney, Joseph P., Jr. 
Church, Moses D. 
Clemence, George L. 
Crowell, Joshua 
Curtis, Francis C. 
Cutler, Nahum S. * 
Cutting, George W. 
Dallinger, Frank W. 
Davis, Joshua H. 
Dearing, T. Haven 
Douglas, William S. 
Dubuque, Hugo A. 
Ferren, Myron J. 
Foote, Charles N. 
Fottler, Jacob 
Frost, Henry 
Giddings, Theodore 
Gilman, Gorham D. 
Gilman, Thomas K. 
Glasgow, Edward B. 
Gordon, William, Jr. 
Gould, John B. 
Gray, Robert S. 
Greenwood, Abner 
Hale, William M. 



Messrs. Hamilton, Henry D. 
Hanson, Charles H. 
Harrington, Z. Taylor 
Harvey, James W. 
Henry, Robert 
Holbrook, John D. 
Holder, Langdon H. 
Holman, Frank E. 
Howe, Herbert W. 
Howes, Charles 
Howland, Willard 
Hutchinson, John F. 
Kempton, David B. 
Kimball, John W. 
Kittredge, Francis W. 
Lane, Hiram B. 
Lattimore, Andrew B. 
Lincoln, James D. 
Lovell, Clarence P. 
Marchant, Cornelius B. 
Martin, James P. 
McCall, Samuel W. 
Mead, Albert 
Mendall, Noah F. 
Merrill, John F. 
Milton, Henry S. 
Morison, Frank 
Nichols, Edward M. 
Nichols, William H. 
Oakman, Henry P. 
Packard, John B. 
Paige, Frank E. 
Patridge, Joseph A. 
Perkins, George A. 
Pierce, John N. 
Pike, Baxter P. 
Pinkerton, Alfred S. 
Potter, Lurin J. 
Prevaux, John J. 
Qua, Francis W. 
Raymond, Francis H. 
Reed, George A. 
Rowell, William R. 
Rugg, Charles P. 
Sanger, Chester F. 



476 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Messrs. Sanger, George P., Jr. 
Shepard, Charles H. 
Shepaid, George A. 
Smith, Henry O. 
Sohier, William D. 
Stanley, Stephen 
Stimpson, Daniel P, 
Sullivan, Edward 
Swallow, George N. 



Messrs. Alden, Thomas 

Atherton, Ralph L. 
Barry, Richard M. 
Beck, Walter P. 
Berry, Francis T. 
Bixby, Charles C. 
Brady, Peter J. 
Carroll, Peter T. 
Clayton, Horace E. 
Con well, David 
Coveney, John W. 
Cronin, James M. 
Crowley, John H. 
Davis, Epes 
Desmond, Jeremiah 
Dewey, Henry S. 
Edwards, John 
Farren, Thomas G. 
Garvey, Michael J. 
Gillespie, John F. 
Gracey, Samuel L. 
Harris, Robert O. 
Haskell, Forbes P. 
Hayes, Elihu B. 
Heslan, John E. 
Hixon, William S. 
Howard, John F. 
Keane, Jeremiah J. 
Keliher, Thomas J. 
Kemp, Horace G. 



Messrs.Taft, Edgar S. 

Thayer, Ruf us A. 
Tripp, Pelatiah R. 
Wardwell, J. Otis 
White, William L., Jr. 
Wilkins, John H. 
Witt, Charles T. 
Woodward, Charles F. 



Nats. 



.Kennedy, Patrick J. 
Kimball, Rufus 
Lally, James, Jr. 
Leary, Edward J. 
McDonald, Peter J. 
McDonough, John H. 
McDonough, John J. 
McEnaney, Thomas O. 
McEttrick, Michael J. 
McLaughlin, Daniel 
McNary, William S. 
Means, Robert F. 
Mellen, James H. 
Monahan, William H. 
Moore, Michael J. 
Murphy,* William H. 
Northup, Stephen L. 
O'Neil, John W. 
Perry, Charles 
Porter, Charles F. 
Pratt, Harvey H. 
Richards, James H. 
Riley, Thomas 
Snow, Thomas 
Sprout, William B. 
Stafford, John H. 
Sullivan, John H. 
Sullivan, Michael F. 
Wyman, Ferdinand A. 



Yeas, 107 ; nays, 59. 

On this question, Messrs. Albree of Boston, Brewer of 
Boston, Brown of Salem, Hildreth of Holyoke, Call of 
Springfield, Conant of Littleton, Smalley of Nantucket, 
Stover of Haverhill, Stearns of Dedham, Cook of Wey- 
mouth, Preble of Boston, Gardiner of Raynham, Allen 
of Woburn, Turner of Maiden and Putnam of Lunen- 



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 1889. 



477 



burg, who, it was announced, would have voted in the 
affirmative, were paired, respectively, with Messrs. Bur- 
gess of Fall River, Slocum of Dartmouth, Littlefield of 
Peabody, Alden of Middleborough, Wyckoff of Franklin, 
Allen of Lowell, Burke of Boston, Bigelow of Grafton, 
Plaisted of Worcester, McCooey of Blackstone, Pillsbury 
of Boston, Thompson of Brockton, Wales of Attleborough, 
O'Mealey of Boston and Morse of Marlborough. 

On the question of agreeing to the article of amendment 
providing for biennial elections of members of the Gen- 
eral Court as amended, the yeas and nays were taken, 
and, the roll being called, the article of amendment was 
not agreed to, two-thirds of the members present and 
voting thereon not having voted in the affirmative. The 
vote was 85 yeas to 58 nays, as follows : — 



Yeas. 



Messrs. Atherton, Horace H. 
Atwood, Harrison H 
Ayres, George 
Bancroft, Lewis M. 
Barker, Thomas E. 
Barnes, Franklin O. 
Bliss. George 
Blume, Andreas 
Bond, Nelson F. 
Bottum, John B. 
Bowman, Robert H. 
Brooks, A. Olin 
Brooks, Horace S. 
Brooks, William H. 
Cannell, Joseph H. 
Cheney, Joseph P., 
Church, Moses D. 
Clemence, George L 
Crowell, Joshua 
Curtis, Francis C. 
Cutler, Nahum S. 
Cutting, George W. 
Dallinger, Frank W. 
Davis, Joshua H. 
Dearing, T. Haven 
Dougla9, William S. 
Dubuque, Hugo A. 
Ferren, Myron J. 
Foote, Charles N. 
Fottler, Jacob 



Messrs.Giddinge, Theodore 
Giiman, G or ham D. 
Oilman, Thomas K. 
Glasgow, Edward B. 
Gordon, William, Jr. 
Gould, John B. 
Gray, Robert S. 
Greenwood, Abner 
Hale, William M. 
Hamilton, Henry D. 
Hanson, Charles H. 
Harvey, James W. 
Haskell, Forbes P. 
Henry, Robert 
Holder, Langdon H. 
Jr. Holman, Frank E. 

Howe, Herbert W. 
Howes, Charles 
Howland, Willard 
Hutchinson, John F. 
Kimball, John W. 
Kittredge, Francis W. 
Lane, Hiram B. 
Lincoln, James D. 
Lovell, Clarence P. 
Martin, James P. 
McCall, Samuel W. 
Mead, Albert 
Mendall, Noah F. 
Merrill, John F, 



478 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Messrs. Morison, Frank 

Nichols, Edward M. 
Oakman, Henry P. 
Packard, John B. 
Paige, Frank E. 
Pierce, John N. * 
Pinkerton, Alfred S. 
Qua, Francis W. 
Reed, George A. 
Rugg, Charles P. 
Sanger, Chester F. 
Sanger, George P., Jr. 
Shepard, Charles H. 



Messrs. Sohier, William D. 
Stanley, Stephen 
Stimpson, Daniel P. 
Sullivan, Edward 
Taft, Edgar S. 
Thayer, Rufus A. 
Tripp, Pelatiah R. 
Wardweli, J. Otis 
White, William L., Jr. 
Wilkins, John H. 
Witt, Charles T. 
Woodward, Charles F. 



Nats. 



Messrs. Alden, Thomas 

Atherton, Ralph L. 
Barry, Richard M. 
Beck, Walter P. 
Berry, Francis T. 
Bixby, Charles C. 
Bonney, J. Dean 
Bra4y, Peter J. 
Carroll, Peter T. 
Clayton, Horace E. 
Coveney, John W. 
Crane, Robert B. 
Cronin, James M. 
Crowley, John H. 
Davis, Epes 
Desmond, Jeremiah 
Dewey, Henry S. 
Edwards, John 
Farren, Thomas G. 
Garvey, Michael J. 
Gillespie, John F. 
Harris, Robert O. 
Hayes, Elihu B. 
Heslan, John E. 
Howard, John F. 
Keane, Jeremiah J. 
Keliher, Thomas J. 
Kemp, Horace G. 
Kimball, Rufus 



Messrs. Lally, James, Jr. 
Leary, Edward J. 
McDonald, Peter J. 
McDonough, John H. 
McEnaney, Thomas O. 
McEttrick, Michael J. 
McLaughlin, Daniel 
McNary, William S. 
Means, Robert F. 
Mellen, James H. 
Monahan, William H. 
Moore, Michael J. 
Murphy, William H. 
Northup, Stephen L. 
O'Neil, John W. 
Perkins, George A. 
Perry, Charles 
Pike, Baxter P. 
Porter, Charles F. 
Potter, Lurin J. 
Pratt, Harvey H. 
Richards, James H. 
Riley, Thomas 
Smith, Henry O. 
Snow, Thomas 
Sprout, William B. 
Stafford, John H. 
Sullivan, John H. 
Wyman, Ferdinand A. 



Yeas, 85 ; nays, 58. 

On this question, Messrs. Brown of Salem, Brewster of 
Worthington, Hildreth of Holyoke, Conant of Littleton, 



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 1889. 479 

Patridge of Upton, Call of Springfield, Small ey of Nan- 
tucket, Marchant of Edgartown, Albree of Boston, Cook 
of Weymouth, Stover of Haverhill, Stearns of Dedham, 
Preble of Boston, Swallow of Boston, Allen of Woburn, 
Turner of Maiden, Gardiner of Raynham and Putnam of 
Lunenburg, who, it was announced, would have voted in 
the affirmative, were paired, respectively, with Messrs. 
Littlefield of Peabody, Wilcox of Pittsfield, Alden of 
Middleborough, Allen of Lowell, Kennedy of Boston, 
WyckofF of Franklin, Burke of Boston, McDonough of 
Fall River, Burgess of Fall River, McCooey of Black- 
stone, Bigelow of Grafton, Plaisted of Worcester, Pills- 
bury of Boston, Gracey of Salem, Wales of Attleborough, 
O'Mealey of Boston, Thompson of Brockton and Morse of 
Marlborough. 

The report of the committee on the Judiciary, inexpe- 
dient to legislate, on an order relative to regulating the 
manner of taking the vote on appropriations at town 
meetings, was further considered. Mr. Holman of Clinton 
moved to amend by the substitution of a " Bill to regulate 
the manner of voting on appropriations at town meet- 
ings," pending which, and pending the main question on 
the acceptance of the report, the House, — 

At twelve minutes past five o'clock, adjourned, on motion 
of Mr. Greenwood of Ashland. 



480 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Thubsday, March 21, 1889. 
Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 

Petition Presented. 

AYwwBaptirt By Mr. Harvey of Boston, petition of the Brighton 

Boaetj. Avenue Baptist Society for legislation to confirm certain 

acts done by said society. Referred to the committee on 

Parishes and Religious Societies, under a suspension of 

the 12th Joint Rule, and sent up for concurrence. 

Orders. 

The following order, offered by Mr. Ward well of 
Haverhill, was adopted, under a suspension of the 12th 
Joint Rule, and sent up for concurrence in the suspension 
of the rule : — 
d^SuJto fo? rk Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider 
em6x county. ^ e expediency of providing a second assistant clerk of 
courts for the county of Essex. 

The following order, offered by Mr. Snow of Marble- 
head, was laid over, at the request of Mr. McDonough 
of Boston : — 

2!i^uo?l!w. Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law be 
granted an extension of time until the first day of May in 
which to make final report. 

Public BchooiB. "jijg order, laid over from yesterday, relative to repeal- 
ing section 32 of chapter 44 of the Public Statutes, re- 
lating to public schools, was considered. The House 
refused to suspend the 1 2th Joint Rule, and the order 
was referred to the next General Court. 

Papers from the Senate. 

The following order was laid over until to-morrow, at 

the request of Mr. Mellen of Worcester, pending the 

question on concurring with the Senate in the suspension 

of the 1 2th Joint Rule : — 

Foreimcom- Ordered, That the joint committee on the Judiciary 

es ° g consider the expediency of legislation prohibiting com- 



THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1889. 481 

panies organized under the laws of other States from business a* 

doing the business of a savings bank or of a co-operative "* v ng * *" 8 * 

bank within this State, or of requiring that any such 

company shall, if admitted to do business in this State, 

be governed by and be subject to all the laws of this 

State governing similar corporations chartered by this 

State. 

The following order was laid over until to-morrow, at 
the request of Mr. Mellen of Worcester : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Prisons be authorized p^" 166 on 
to visit such institutions as in their judgment may be nec- 
essary, for the purpose of aiding them in reporting upon 
so much of the Governor's address as relates to the use 
of machinery in prisons, under the provisions of chapter 
447 of the Acts of the year 1887. 

The following order, laid over from yesterday, was re- 
ferred, under the 12th Joint Rule, to the next General 
Court, the House having refused to concur with the 
Senate in the suspension of the rule : — 

Ordered, That the committee on Taxation consider the Exemption of 
expediency of further legislation in relation to the exemp- o\ta"£Iocia. 
tion of the property of certain literary and other associ- SoS 8from **"" 
ations from taxation, where such associations manufacture 
goods for the market. , 

A Bill (introduced on leave in the Senate) to authorize Catherine t. 
the city of Boston to pay an annuity to Catherine 
T. Simonds came down with the endorsement, 11th and 
12th Joint Rules suspended, and referred to the com- 
mittee on Cities. At the request of Mr. Mellen of 
Worcester, the bill was laid over until to-morrow, pend- 
ing the question on concurring with the Senate in the 
suspension of the rules and in the reference. 

A report of the committee on Election Laws, inexpc- Roadcommia- 
dient to legislate, on an order relative to providing that town™ n 
the vote on the acceptance of the provisions of chapter 
158 of the Statutes of the year 1871, or of sections 74, 75, 
76 and 77 of chapter 27 of the Public Statutes, relating to 
road commissioners in towns, and the vote on revoking 
such acceptance, shall be taken by ballot, and of pre- 
scribing the time and manner of taking such votes, ac- 
cepted by the Senate, was read and placed in the orders 
of the day for to-morrow. 



482 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Stockbridge 
Water Com- 
pany. 



Report of » 
State boards 
and commis- 
sions. 



Sooth Hadley. 



A petition of the Stockbridge Water Company for 
authority to take and distribute for fire, domestic and 
other purposes, any of the waters of the town of Stock- 
bridge which are not now used by other existing com- 
panies, was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on 
Water Supply, under a suspension of 4he 12th Joint Rule, 
with instructions to hear the parties, after such notice has 
been given as the committee shall direct. 

The House order, relative to facilitating the presenta- 
tion of the reports of State boards and commissions early 
in the session, to the end that legislators may have the 
benefit of the information contained therein when it is 
most advantageous ; and 

The House petition of the selectmen of the town of 
South Hadley for authority to make a loan for the pur- 
pose of building an engine house in said town ; 

Severally came down concurred in the suspension of 
the 12th Joint Rule. 



City of Law- 
rence, — Essox 
County tmant 
school. 



City of Glouces- 
ter, — Essex 
County truant 
school. 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Connell of Dracut, from the committee on 
County Estimates, asking to be discharged from the fur- 
ther consideration of the petition of the city of Lawrence 
to be exempted from bearing any portion of the expenses 
of a truant school in Essex County, and recommending 
that the same be referred to the committee on Educa- 
tion. 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, 
asking to be discharged from the further consideration 
of the petition of the mayor and aldermen of the city of 
Gloucester to be exempted from bearing any portion of 
the expenses of a truant school in Essex County, and 
recommending that the same be referred to the committee 
on Education. 

Severally read and accepted, and sent up for concur- 
rence in the reference. 



^•trAUon Re- ^y ^ r - bearing of Braintree, from the committee on 
portj— wrths. Public Health, no legislation necessary, on so much of 
deaths, and re- the Forty-sixth Registration Report as relates to births, 
examine^ 10 * 1 marriages and deaths, and returns of medical examiners. 



THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1889. 483 

By Mr. Riley of Adams, from the same committee, no Board of Regis- 
legislation necessary, on the second annual report of the lEt"™ tn Don " 
Board of Registration in Dentistry. 

Severally read and accepted, under a suspension of the 
rule in each case, moved by Mr. Dearing of Braintree, 
and sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. McEnaney of Boston, from the committee on Massachusetts 
Mercantile Affairs, leave to withdraw, at the request of phonc a coro° e * 
the petitioners, on the petition of William B. Cutler and pany * 
others for an act of incorporation as the Massachusetts 
Standard Telephone Company. Read and accepted, under 
a suspension of the rule, moved by Mr. Bottum of North- 
ampton, and sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. Rugg of New Bedford, from the committee on £^£ cetown 
Harbors and Public Lands, on a petition, Resolutions 
relative to the protection of Provincetown harbor by the 
construction of a permanent dike across the western por- 
tion thereof, and asking that the same be referred to the 
committee on Federal Relations. l - 

The report was read and accepted, and sent up for con- 
currence, and the resolutions were referred to the com- 
mittee on Federal Relations, and sent up for concurrence. 

By Mr. McCall of Winchester, from the committee on Massachusetts 
the Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, on an f order rela- p^ntionof 
tive to providing by statute that the commissioned agents cwidren? 
of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty 
to Children, who hold a police or constable's warrant, may 
serve processes, in cases of neglected or abused children, 
in any part of the State. 

By Mr. Wardwell of Hnverhill, from the same commit- ™«**i peddling 

and DOffsiDff bv 

tee, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to minora. 
amending chapter 432 of the Acts of the year 1887, re- 
lating to illegal peddling and begging by certain minors. 

By Mr. Pratt of Abington, from the same committee, Juvenile 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to amending offenderi * 
section 42 of chapter 207 of the Public Statutes so that it 
shall apply to children as well as adults ; except that the 
punishment for boys under fifteen shall be commitment to 
the Lyman School at Westborough, and for girls under 
seventeen to the State Industrial School at Lancaster. 

By Mr. Dewey of Boston, from the same committee, Neglected 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to amending c 
chapter 270 of the Acts of the year 1882 by increasing 



484 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Deposition of 
witnesses. 



Neglected 
children. 



Set-off of execu- 
tions. 



Trials in police, 
district or mu- 
nicipal courts. 



Size of new 
apple barrels. 



Intoxicating 
liquors, — pun- 
ishment of 
minors. 



Employment of 
women and 
minora on prem- 
ises where 
Intoxicating 
liquors are sold. 



State Prison 
property at 
Charlestown. 



the penalty of fine provided by said act ; and to repealing 
or amending sections 18, 19, 20 and 21 of chapter 48 of 
the Public Statutes, concerning neglected children.. 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to amending 
chapter 169 of the Public Statutes so as to dispense with 
the requirement of filing written interrogatories and cross- 
interrogatories in taking the deposition of a witness with- 
out the Commonwealth before issuance of a commission 
therefor, and of providing for the greater facility in tak- 
ing such depositions. 

By Mr. Dubuque of Fall River, from the same com- 
mittee, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to 
providing that children over fourteen years of age who 
reside or are found in reputed houses of ill-fame, assigna- 
tion or gambling houses, may be considered neglected 
children, under chapter 181 of the Acts of the year 
1882, and chapter 245 of the Acts of the year 1883. 

By Mr. Howland of Chelsea, from the same committee, 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to amend- 
ing section 25 of chapter 171 of the Public Statutes, rela- 
tive to the set-off of executions between the same parties. 

By Mr. Pratt of Abington, from the same committee, 
inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to prohibit- 
ing any justice of a police, district or municipal court 
from sitting at the trial or hearing of any complain^ in a 
criminal action or proceeding, if such justice has previ- 
ously heard the complainant or any of his witnesses upon 
the subject-matter of such complaint. 

By Mr. Alden of Middleborough, from the committee 
on Agriculture, inexpedient to legislate, on an order rela- 
tive to regulating by law the size of new apple barrels. 

By Mr. Snow of Marblehead, from the committee on 
the Liquor Law, inexpedient to legislate, on an order 
relative to punishing minors for loitering on premises 
where intoxicating liquors are sold. 

By Mr. Howe of Hubbardston, from the same com- 
mittee, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to 
providing by law that no woman, and no person who is a 
minor, shall be employed in any capacity upon premises 
where the sale of ' intoxicating liquor is the principal 
business carried on. 

By Mr. Hale of Taunton, from the committee on 
Prisons, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative to 



THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1889. 485 

enclosing by proper fence or wall all of the State Prison 
property at Charlestown. 

By Mr. Conant of Littleton, from the committee on Records of 
Public Charitable Institutions, inexpedient to legislate, on JIS^mcj the 
an order relative to requiring all State, city and town [amue - 
institutions for the care of the criminal poor and insane to 
keep a complete record of such persons from the date of 
admission to their discharge. 

By Mr. Edward Sullivan of Boston, from the same Person* 
committee, inexpedient to legislate, on an order relative Sru^kenucM. 
to requiring that persons arrested for drunkenness be 
detained until an investigation can be had to ascertain the 
character of the prisoner, and whether he has been previ- 
ously arrested for a similar offence ; to the end that the 
court may decide at the trial whether the defendant should 
be released, fined, imprisoned for a short or a long term, 
or committed to a reformatory institution. 

By Mr. Allen of Lowell, from the same committee, Sadies. 
leave to withdraw, on the petition of Mrs. Sadie S. 
Daniels that she may be recompensed for illegal detention 
in the Taunton Insane Asylum in the year 1882. 

By Mr. Bliss of Warren, from the same committee, in- settiemcut of 
expedient to legislate, on an order relative to amending pauperB * 
chapter 83 of the Public Statutes, relating to settlement 
of paupers. 

Severally read and placed in the orders of the day for 
to-morrow. 

By Mr. Pratt of Abington, from the committee on the stoneham,— 
Judiciary, on a petition, a Bill to include the town of courtof Eastern 
Stoneham within the jurisdiction of the fourth district Mlddlesex - 
court of Eastern Middlesex. 

By Mr. Howard of Lawrence, from the committee on salary of the 
Public Service, on a petition, a Bill to establish the salary municipal court 
of the justice of the municipal court of the Charlestown to™ dtaE§ctof 
district of the city of Boston . g£g£ ° f 

By Mr. Pinkerton of Worcester, from the committee uxbridg 
on Water Supply, on petitions, a Bill to amend an Act 
to incorporate the Uxbridge Water Company. 

Severally read and ordered to a second reading. 

By Mr. Wilkins of Ashburnham, from the committee AnnNoonan. 
on Finance, that the Resolve in favor of Ann Noonan 
ought to pass. 

By Mr. Russell of Douglas, from the same committee, John o. and 
that the Senate Resolve in favor of John C. and Rosanna oreSt"* 
Orcutt ought to pass. 



Water Com- 
pany. 



486 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

^ n the a sZ ort B y Mr - Carter of Lowell, from the same committee, 
u2tio d n° f Arbi " ^at ^ e Senate Resolve providing for printing 1,500 extra 
copies of the annual report of the State Board of Arbitra- 
tion ought to pass. 
?Mf f chS?ren. r By Mr. Norcross of Medford, from the same committee, 
that the Bill to amend an Act to provide for the free 
instruction of deaf-mutes or deaf children ought to pass. 

Severally placed in the orders of the day for to-morrow 
for a second reading. 



Discharged from the Orders. 

?h?idr°eD mentof 0n motions of Mr. McEttrick of Boston, the report of 
the committee on Labor, inexpedient to legislate, on an 
order relative to amending section 4 of chapter 348 of 
the Acts of the year 1888, by inserting after the word 
" read " the word " intelligently," by inserting after the 
words "at sight" the words "in a grammar school 
reader," and by striking out the word 4% simple" and in- 
serting the word "ordinary," was discharged from the 
orders of the day, under a suspension of the rule, and 
was postponed for further consideration until Wednesday 
next, to be placed first in the orders of the day for that 
day. 

uncommitted ® n motions of Mr. Qua of Lowell, the report of the 
rect°on e8ofcor * committee on the Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, on 
an order relative to so amending section 61 of chapter 220 
of the Public Statutes, relating to the support of persons 
committed to houses of correction for certain offences, as 
to include within the provisions of said section persons 
committed for offences mentioned in sections 27 and 42 of 
chapter 207 of the Public Statutes, was discharged from 
the orders of the day, under a suspension of the rale, and 
was laid on the table. 

com'Si^nerB Q motion of Mr. Lovell of Boston, the Bill to estab- 
BanS? 11 * 8 '* s k ^ e sa ' ar y °f the Commissioners of Savings Banks 
was discharged from the orders of the day, under a sus- 
pension of the rule. It was read a third time, and, 
pending the question on engrossment, it was, on further 
motion of the same gentleman, laid on the table. 



THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1889. 487 



Bills Enacted and Resolves Passed. 

Engrossed bills : 

Prohibiting officers of savings banks from borrowing biu« enacted. 
the funds of, or acting as surety for money borrowed 
from, such institutions ; 

Relating to co-operative banks ; 

To change the name of the Warren Street Chapel ; and 

. To provide for the construction and maintenance of a 

highway and bridge over the tide-waters of the Acushnet 

River, between the city of New Bedford and the town of 

Fairhaven ; 

(Which severally originated in the Senate) ; 

Were severally passed to be enacted, signed and sent to 
the Senate. 

Engrossed resolves : 

Providing for submitting to the people the article of ^J** - 
amendment, forbidding the manufacture and sale of intoxi- paMe " 
eating liquors to be used as a beverage (which originated 
in the House) ; and 

Providing for certain repairs and improvements at the 
State Normal School at Salem (which originated in the 
Senate) ; 

Were severally passed, signed and sent to the Senate. 

Orders of the Day. 

The report of the committee on the Judiciary, inex- orders of the 
pedient to legislate, on an order relative to so amending 
chapter 257 of the Acts of the year 1888 as to extend the 
provisions of section 3 thereof to include and regulate 
charges for libels for divorce, and bills and petitions in 
equity, and citations, orders and proceedings thereunder, 
was accepted. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Banks and Banking, leave to with- 
draw, on the petition of S. B. Hinckley and others for an 
amendment to the charter of the Chelsea Safe Deposit 
and Trust Company ; and 

Of the committee on Fisheries and Game, inexpedient 
to legislate, on an order relative to repealing chapter 197 
of the Acts of the year 1887, concerning the use of gill- 
nets or set-nets within one-half a mile of the shores of 
Mattapoisett, and petitions relative to the subject ; 



488 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 

Of the joint committee on the Judiciary, inexpedient to 
legislate, on an order relative to amending section 1 of 
chapter 141 of the Acts of the year 1882, relating to the 
• distribution of estates of married women ; and 

Of the committee on Public Health, no legislation 
necessary, on the third annual report of the Board of 
Registration in Pharmacy ; 

Were severally accepted and sent up for concurrence. 

The report of the committee on Cities, leave to with- 
draw, on the petition of Lydia M. Warner for the addi- 
tion of a woman to the Board of Police Commissioners of 
Boston, was accepted, in concurrence. 

Bills : 

To amend section 1 of chapter 262 of the Acts of the 
year 1887, relating to the enlargement of the jail at New- 
buryport ; 

Relative to the sale of intoxicating liquors on days of 
special elections in cities ; 

To amend an Act to improve the civil service of the 
Commonwealth and the cities thereof ; 

To abolish the Hppland school district in the town of 
Lee ; 

To regulate the taking of fish in North River in the 
county of Plymouth ; 

To provide for the passage of vessels through the draws 
of certain bridges over Charles River ; 

In relation to the returns of births and deaths ; 

To authorize the selectmen of the town of Bourne to sell 
the right to take alewives in said town at public auction ; 

To authorize the Ludlow Manufacturing Company to 
supply the town of Ludlow with water, and with elec- 
tricity for lighting and other purposes ; 

To authorize the Williamstown Water Company to take, 
by purchase or otherwise, the franchise and property of 
the Williams Aqueduct Company ; and the 

Resolve providing for an amendment of article 28 of the 
amendments to the Constitution, relative to soldiers and 
sailors exercising the right of franchise ; 

Were severally read a second time and ordered to a 
third reading. 

Bills : 

To change the name of the Christian Union Church of 
Stoneham ; 



THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1889. 489 

To amend section 93 of chapter 102 of the Public 
Statutes, relative to damages caused by dogs ; and 

To provide for an adjournment of the September sitting 
of the superior court for Essex County to Lawrence and 
Haverhill ; 

Were severally read a third time, passed to be en- 
grossed and sent up for concurrence. 

The report of the committee on the Judiciary, inexpe- 
dient to legislate, on an order relative to regulating the 
manner of taking the vote on appropriations at town 
meetings, being the unfinished business of yesterday, was 
further considered. Mr. Sanger of Cambridge moved to 
amend the bill moved as a substitute by Mr. Holman of 
Clinton, by inserting in line 2 of section 1, after the 
word " expenditures," the words, " exceeding the sum of 
$500;" also, by striking out the word "ten," in line 5 
of section 1, and inserting in place thereof the words, 
" twenty-five." After debate, the amendments were 
adopted, and the substitute bill was rejected, by a vote 
of 42 to 116, and the report was accepted. 

The report of the committee on Labor, leave to with- 
draw, on the petition of Frank K. Foster and others for 
the enactment of a law fixing the hours of labor of State, 
city, county and town employees at eight hours per day, 
was further considered. Mr. Leach of Palmer moved to 
amend by the substitution of a " Bill constituting eight 
hours a day's work for all laborers, workmen and mechan- 
ics employed by or on behalf of the Commonwealth, or 
any city or town therein." 

After debate, the yeas and nays were ordered, at the 
request of Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, on the question 
of substituting the bill ; and, the roll being called, the 
substitute bill was rejected, by a vote of 63 yeas to 99 
nays, as follows : — 

Yeas. 

MessrsAlden, Thomas Messrs. Burgess, John H. 

Allen, Richard B. Burke, James J. 

Atherton, Horace H. Clayton, Horace E. 

Atherton, Ralph L. Coveney, John W. 

Barry, Richard M. Cronin, James M. 

Bicknell, Thomas W. Crowley, John H. 

Bonney, J. Dean Davis, Joshua H. 

Brady, Peter J. Dubuque, Hugo A. 

Brooks, William II. Edwards, John 



490 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Messrs. Ferren, Myron J. 

Gardiner, Charles B. 
Gillespie, John F. 
Harrington, Z. Taylor 
Harvey, James W. 
Hayes, Elihu B. 
Holder, Langdon H. 
Howard, John F. 
Keane, Jeremiah J. 
Keliher, Thomas J. 
Kemp, Horace G. 
Kennedy, Patrick J. 
Kimball, Henry A. 
Kimball, Rufus 
Leary, Edward J. 
Littlefield, Stephen S. 
Macfarlane, John 
McCooey, Thomas 
McDonald, Peter J. 
McDonough, John J. 
McEnaney, Thomas O. 
McKttrick, Michael J. 
McLaughlin, Daniel 



Messrs McNary, William S. 
Mead, Albert 
Means, Robert F. 
Monahan, William H. 
Moore, Michael J. 
Morse, I. Porter 
Murphy, William H. 
O'Mealey, John W. 
O'Neil, John W. 
Parks, Oren B. 
Pillsbury, Omer 
Pratt, Harvey H. 
Reed, George A. 
Richards, James H. 
Riley, Thomas 
Rugg, Charles P. 
Snow, Thomas 
Stafford, John H. 
Sullivan, John H. 
Sullivan, Michael F. 
Swallow, George N. 
Worth, Ira A. 



Nays. 



Messrs. A dams, Warren W. 
Albree, John 
Ayres, George 
Bancroft, Lewis M. 
Barnes, Frankliu O. 
Bennett, John O. 
Berry, Francis T. 
Bixby, Charles C. 
Blodgett, Percival 
Blume, Andreas 
Bottum, John B. 
Bowman, Robert H. 
Brewster, Charles K. 
Brooks, Horace S. 
Brown, Orlaud J. 
Call, Charles A. 
Cannell, Joseph H. 
Carter, Charles E. 
Cheney, Joseph P., Jr. 
Church, Moses D. 
Connell, Thomas H. 
Conwell, David 
Crane, Robert B. 
Crowell, Joshua 



Messrs. Curtis, Francis C. 
Cutler, Nahum S. 
Cutting, George W. 
Dallinger, Frank W. 
Davis, Epes 
Dearing, T. Haven 
Dewey, Henry S. 
Dodge, Simeon, Jr. 
Douglas, William S. 
Eldridge, Albert R. 
Fottler, Jacob 
Frost, Henry 
Giddings, Theodore 
Gilman, Thomas K. 
Gordon, William, Jr. 
Grant, Charles, Jr. 
Greenwood, Abner 
Hale, William M. 
Hamilton, Henry D. 
Hanson, Charles H. 
Harris, Robert O. 
Haseltine, Phineas W. 
Hildreth, John 
Hixon, William S. 



THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1889. 



491 



Messrs. Holman, Frank E. 
Howe, Herbert W. 
Howes, Charles 
Howland, Willard 
Hutchinson, John F. 
Kempton, David B. 
Kimball, John W. 
Kittredge, Francis W. 
Lane, Hiram B. 
Lincoln, James D. 
Lovell, Clarence P. 
Marchant, Cornelius B. 
Martin, James P. 
Mendall, Noah F. 
Merrill, John F. 
Morison, Frank 
Nichols, Edward M. 
Norcross, J. Henry 
Northup, Stephen L. 
Oakman, Henry P. 
Packard, John B. 
Paige, Frank E. 
Patridge, Joseph A. 
Perry, Charles 
Pierce, John N. 
Porter, Charles F. 



Messrs. Potter, Lurin J. 
Qua, Francis \V. 
Richmond, Albert E. 
Ripley, John B. 
Russell, Stillman 
Sanger, Chester F. 
Sanger, George P., Jr. 
Shepard, George A. 
Slocum, George W. 
Slocum, Winfield S. 
Smith, Henry O. 
Stearns, George C. 
Stimpson, Daniel P. 
Sullivan, Edward 
Taft, Edgar S. 
Thayer, Rufus A. 
Thompson, A. Cranston 
Tripp, Pelatiah R. 
Turner, Henry E., Jr. 
White, William L., Jr. 
Wilkins, John H. 
Witt, Charles T. 
Wood, Samuel 
Wyckoff, William A. 
Wyman, Ferdinand A. 



Yeas, 63 ; nays, 09. 

On this question, Messrs. McDonough of Boston, Per- 
kins of Cambridge, Mellen of Worcester, Brooks of 
Springfield, Preble of Boston, Leach of Palmer, Garvey 
of Lowell, Raymond of Somerville, Quinn of Boston, 
Nolan of Boston, Carroll of Worcester, Duggan of Bos- 
ton, Stover of Haverhill, Lally of Milford, Heslan of 
Boston and Nichols of Gloucester, who, it was announced, 
would have voted in the affirmative, were paired, respec- 
tively, with Messrs. Henry of Fall Kiver, Bond of Fitch- 
burg, Carpenter of Brookline, Bliss of Warren, Beck of 
Milton, Wilcox of Pittsfield, Gray of Walpole, Brown 
of Salem, Sprout of Worcester, Bennett of Springfield, 
Plaisted of Worcester, Spring of Holliston, Prevaux of 
Ame8bury, Bigelow of Grafton, Newhall of Sterling and 
Haskell of Gloucester. 

The report was accepted, and sent up for concurrence. 



On motion of Mr. McCooey of Blackstone, at seven 
minutes before five o'clock the House adjourned. 



492 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Friday, March 22, 1889. 

Met according to adjournment. 
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. 



Massachusetts 
Humane So- 
ciety. 



Larceny of 
poultry. 



Petitions Presented. 

By Mr. Marchant of Edgartown, petition of B. W. 
Crowninshield and others for an amendment of section 
106 of chapter 203 of the Public Statutes, relating to the 
property of the Massachusetts Humane Society. Referred 
to the committee on the Judiciary, under a suspension of 
the 12th Joint Rule, and sent up for concurrence in the 
suspension of the rule. 

By Mr. Perry of Rehoboth, petition of William C. 
Mason and others for such legislation as will increase 
the penalty for the larceny of poultry. Placed on file. 



Committee on 
the Liquor Law. 



Order. 

The following order, laid over from yesterday, was 
adopted, and sent up for concurrence : — 

Ordered, That the committee on the Liquor Law Ik; 
granted an extension of time until the first day of May 
in which to make final report. 



Foreign com- 
panies doing 
business as 
savings banks. 



Papers from the Senate. 

The House concurred with the Senate in the suspension 
of the 12th Joint Rule on the following order, laid over 
from yesterday : — 

Ordered, That the joint committee on the Judiciary 
consider the expediency of legislation prohibiting com- 
panies organized under the laws of other States from doing 
the business of a savings bank or of a co-operative bank 
within this State, or of requiring that any such company 
shall, if admitted to do business in this State, be governed 
by and be subject to all the laws of the State governing 
similar corporations chartered by this State. 



FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1889. 493 

The following order, laid over from yesterday, was 
adopted, in concurrence : — 

Ordered, That the committee ou Prisons be authorized SSSSL*. 166 on 
to visit such institutions as in their judgment may be 
necessary, for the purpose of aiding them in reporting 
upon so much of the Governor's address as relates to the 
use of machinery in prisons, under the provisions of 
chapter 447 of the Acts of the year 1887. 

The Bill (introduced on leave in the Senate) to author- Catherine t. 
ize the city of Boston to pay an annuity to Catherine T. 
Simonds, laid over from yesterday, was considered, the 
question being on concurring with the Senate in the sus- 
pension of the 11th and 12th Joint Rules, and in the 
reference to the committee on Cities. The question was 
put on concurring with the Senate in the suspension of the 
11th Joint Rule, and the House refused to concur, by a 
vote of 55 to 47. 

Reports : 

Of the committee on Fisheries and Game, inexpedient Fbhweiw. 
to legislate, on an order relative to amending section 70 
of chapter 91 of the Public Statutes, so that no person 
may be authorized to construct fish weirs within the 
limits of any city or town lying upon tide-water, unless 
the people of said town or city shall by vote authorize 
the mayor and aldermen of said city or the selectmen of 
said town to grant such authority ; that no license to set 
pounds, weirs, traps or fykes shall be given for more 
than one year ; and that no license shall be given to any 
person or persons which does not locate or fix the place 
by metes and bounds where the same is to be set, nor 
upon land of another person, or in the tide- waters upon . 
the same ; and 

Of the committee on Street Railways, leave to with- JJ^bJJJJJJ?* 
draw, on the petition of the East Middlesex Street Rail- company. way 
way Company for an amendment to its charter, so that it 
may locate, maintain and operate a street railway in 
Wakefield ; 

Severally accepted by the Senate, were severally read 
and placed in the orders of the day for Monday. 

Bills : 

To authorize the town of Medford to improve its water Bedford water 
supply, and issue bonds for the payment and refunding of 8npp,y - 
a portion of its water debt (reported on a petition) ; and 



494 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, 



Boiton^-pubiic To establish the commissioners of public institutions, 
and to place in their charge the public institutions of 
the city of Boston and county of Suffolk (reported on an 
order) ; 

Severally passed to be engrossed by the Senate, were 
severally read and ordered to a second reading. 



Gettysburg 
~ tleff ' ■ 



„ ... « ,^- A Resolve in favor of the Gettysburg Battlefield Memo- 

Battlefield •«* .. • i J . P N i^i 

Memorial asso. rial Association (reported on a petition), passed to be 
engrossed by the Senate, was read and referred, under 
the rule, to the committee on Finance. 



Henry S. 
Greene. 



The House petition of John B. Abbott for legislation 
authorizing the public administrator to distribute to him, 
and others next of kin of Henry S. Greene, certain 
money, came down concurred in the suspension of the 
12th Joint Rule. 



Prohibitory 
amendment, — 
assessment and 
registration of 
voters. 



Ibid. 



Stationary en 
glnes. 



Alewife fish- 
eries in the 
town of Han- 
son. 



Reports of Committees. 

By Mr. Kimball of Lynn, from the joint special com- 
mittee on Constitutional Amendments, no legislation nec- 
essary, on an order relative to providing that all male 
persons over twenty-one years of age, residents of any 
city or town in the Commonwealth on or before March 1, 
1889, may be assessed and registered, if properly quali- 
fied, and may be entitled to vote on the constitutional 
amendments. 

By the same gentleman, from the same committee, no 
legislation necessary, on an order relative to providing 
by proper laws for the submission of the prohibitional 
amendment to the people at a special election, and for 
laws concerning the registration of voters and the lists 
of persons qualified to vote on said amendment, and such 
other legislation as may be needed for the purpose. 

Severally read and accepted, under a suspension of the 
rule in each case, moved by Mr. Kimball, and sent up 
for concurrence. 

By Mr. Pratt of Abington, from the committee on the 
Judiciary, leave to withdraw, on the petition of J. E. 
Dickinson and others for legislation relative to requiring 
all persons in charge of stationary engines to pass exami- 
nation as to qualifications for such positions. 

.By Mr. P