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PUBLIC DOCUMENT. No. 12. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



ATTORNEY- GEN EEAL ^ 



YEAR COMMENCING FROM THE THIRD WEDNESDAY 

OF JANUARY, 1890, AND ENDING WITH THE 

THIRD WEDNESDAY OF JANUARY, 1891. 

I. 



BOSTON : 
WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRIN 
18 Post Office Square. 
1891. 



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Attorney-General's Department, Commonwealth Building, 

Boston, Jan. 21, 1891. 

Hon. William E. Barrett, Speaker of the Hotcse of Representatives. 

Sir : — I have the honor to submit to the General Court 
the report of this department, herewith enclosed, for the 
year commencing from the third Wednesday of January, 
1890, and ending with the third Wednesday of January, 
1891. 

Very respectfully, 

A. J. WATERMAN, 

Attorney- General. 



Commontaca;It!) of ^msuthnBtttB. 



Attorney-General's Department, Commonwealth Building, 

Boston, Jan. 21, 1891. 

To the Honorable Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

In accordance with section 9 of chapter 17 of the Public 
Statutes, I have the honor to submit to the General Court 
the annual report of this department. 

The total number of cases that have required the attention 
of the department is 744. The following table is a classifi- 
cation thereof: — 





1889. 


1890. 


Indictments for murder, 

Exceptions and reports in criminal cases, . 
Information upon relation of public officers. 
Information upon relation of private persons, . 

Miscellaneous, and civil proceedings, . . } 
Total, 


23 

93 
409 
22 
80 
29 

656 


11 

100 

447 

15 

744 



At the time of rendering my last report (Jan. 15, 1890), 
there were pending indictments for murder, to wit : — 

One against Lincoln J. Randall, in Franklin County, 
for the murder of his father, David Marcus Randall. This 
defendant was tried at Greenfield last February, Justices 
Charles Allen and Knowlton of the supreme judicial court 
presiding at the trial, and he was acquitted. I was ably 
assisted in the trial by Hon. J. A. Aiken, the district attor- 
ney for the north-western district, and am indebted to Hon. 
D. W. Bond, the ex-district attorney, for his valuable aid 
and advice in the preparation and conduct of the case, ren- 
dered without compensation. 



6 ATTORNEY- GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Saladin Cook of Wrcntham, in Norfolk County, was 
indicted for the murder of Dennis Ryan, by shooting with 
a gun, July 17, 1889. This indictment was found and 
returned into the superior court at Dedham, September 6, 
and a copy thereof was received by me Oct. 22, 1889. On 
Jan. 18, 1890, after counsel had been assigned for the 
defendant, upon suggestion that he was insane, and incapa- 
ble in law of being tried, at Dedham a hearing and inquiry 
was had before Mr. Justice Field of the supreme judicial 
court, as to the mental condition of the defendant ; and, 
after hearing divers witnesses, some of whom were experts 
upon the questions considered, the said Cook was adjudged 
to be an insane person, and was ordered to be committed to 
the Taunton Lunatic Hospital till further order of court, and 
he was so committed. He has since been transferred to the 
State Farm at Bridgewater, by order of the State Board of 
Lunacy and Charity, under the statute authorizing the same 
in such cases. 

William Hennessey of Boston, in Suffolk County, was 
indicted for the murder of Catherine Hennessey, Sept. 29, 
1889, by kicking and beating. This indictment was found 
and returned into the superior court in Boston, November 6, 
and a copy thereof was received by me Nov. 13, 1S89. 
Upon examination of the case and the evidence appliable 
thereto, and after consultation with the Hon. Oliver Stevens, 
district attorney for Suffolk County, I was of the opinion, 
in Avhich the district attorney concurred, that the defendant 
was only guilty of manslaughter; and the defendant was 
indicted for that offence, and tried and convicted and sen- 
tenced in the superior court for Suffolk County. I after- 
wards entered a nolle prosequi of the indictment for murder. 

Walter H. Pray of .Weymouth, in Norfolk County, 
was indicted Dec. 5, 1889, for the murder at said AVey- 
raouth, on November 21, 1889, of Varner U. Fisher, and a 
copy of the indictment was received at the Attorney- 
General's office, Jan. 10, 1890. After counsel had l)een 
assigned for the defendant, upon suggestion of his counsel 
before Mr. Justice Devens of the supreme judicial court, on 
February 18, 1890, a hearing and inquiry as to the mental 
condition of the defendant was had ; and, after hearing 



1891.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT— No. 12. 7 

divers witnesses, some of whom were experts upon questions 
of insanity, it was adjudged by the court tliat the defendant 
was an insane person, and he was ordered committed to the 
Taunton Lunatic Hospital till further order of court, and 
was so committed. He has since been transferred to the 
State Farm at Bridgewater, b}^ order of the State Board of 
Lunacy and Charity, under the statute in such case 
provided. 

Since my last report, the following-named persons have 
been indicted for murder, and copies of the indictments have 
been received by me, and the cases have been disposed of 
as follows, to wit : — 

Thomas J. Dempsey of Bradford, in Essex County, was 
indicted Feb. 3, 1890, for the murder of Clarence J. Willey, 
at said Bradford, on Oct. 25, 1889. A copy of the indict- 
ment was received at the Attorney-General's office Fel:». 7, 
1890. After the court had assigned John P. Sweeney, Esq., 
and John J. Winn, Esq., attorneys-at-law, to be counsel for 
the defendant, and after due consultations held, the defend- 
ant, at Salem, March 22, 1890, was set to the bar and 
arraigned, and pleaded guilty to murder in the second 
degree, which was accepted by the Commonwealth ; and 
thereupon the defendant — Mr. Justice Devens presiding — 
was sentenced to imprisonment in the State Prison for life. 

Charles C. Cowlishaw of Boston, in Suflblk County, 
was indicted April 14, 1890, for the murder of Elizabeth 
M. Cowlishaw, his wife, at said Boston, on March 26, 1890, 
and a copy of the indictment was received at the Attorney- 
General's office April 19, 1890. On Oct. 25, 1890, Mr. 
Justice Holmes of the supreme judicial court presiding, the 
defendant was arraigned, and pleaded not guilty. S. J. 
Elder, Esq., and K. W. Shea, Esq., attorneys-at-law, were 
assigned as his counsel; and on Nov. 7, 1890, after consul- 
tations in court at Boston, Mr. Justice Charles Allen of the 
supreme judicial court presiding, the defendant at his own 
request was allowed to retract his former plea, and he then 
pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree, which plea was 
accepted by the Commonwealth, and the defendant there- 
upon was sentenced to imprisonment in the State Prison for 
life. 



8 ATTORNEY- GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

llNDISrOSED-OF MUKDEK INDICTMENTS. 

The following-named of the indictments for murder which 
have been received since my last annual report, are the only 
ones not yet disposed of, the prisoners being held in jail, to 
wit : — 

John Bessette of Ludlow, in Hampden County, was 
indicted May 8, 1890, for the murder of his wife, Sophia 
Bessette, at Ludlow, on Dec. 26, 1889, and a copy of the 
indictment was received at the Attorney-General's office 
May 9, 1890. After an ineffectual effort, made May 20, 
1890, to have counsel assigned for the defendant, by desire 
of the defendant, the matter was postponed until Dec. 1, 
1890, at Springfield, when, Mr. Justice Kno'wlton of the 
supreme judicial court presiding, William H. Brooks, Esq., 
and William Hamilton, Esq., attorneys-at-law, were assigned 
to be counsel for the defendant. The defendant was then 
arraigned and pleaded not guilty, since which nothing fur- 
ther has been done in the case, the defendant remaining in 
jail at Springfield. 

Edward F. Costello of Palmer, in Hampden County, 
Sept. 24, 1890, for the murder of his child, AVilliam A. 
Costello, at Palmer, on June 11, 1890. A copy of the 
indictment was received at the Attorney-General's office 
Sept. 27, 1890. At Springfield, Dec. 1, 1890, Mr. Justice 
Knowlton presiding, F. W. Gillette, Esq., and C. H. Bar- 
rows, Esq., attorneys-at-law, were assigned to be counsel for 
the defendant and he was then arraigned and pleaded not 
guilty, since which nothing further has been done in the 
case, the defendant remaining in jail at Springfield. 

Benjamin F. Taylor of Boston, Suffolk County, was 
indicted Dec. 8, 1890, for the nmrder of Wilder F. Hutcli- 
ings, at Boston, on Nov. 14, 1890. A copy of the indict- 
ment was received at the Attorney-General's office Dec. 10, 
1890, and nothing has yet been done in the case, the 
defendant being held in jail at Boston. 

Daniel H. Wilson of Boston, Suffolk County, was 
indicted Dec. 8, 1890, for the murder of Annie C. Wilson, 
alias Annie C. Noyes, at Boston, Oct. 18, 1890. A copy 



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of the indictment was received at the Attorney-General's 
office Dec. 10, 1890, and nothing has yet been done in the 
case, the defendant being held in jail in Boston. 

Jonathan Brigham Davis of Enfield, in Hampshire 
County, was indicted Dec. 19, 1890, for the murder of Eva 
Mabel Holden, at Amherst, on Sept. 20, 1890. A copy of 
the indictment was received at the Attorney-General's office 
Dec. 28, 1890, and nothing has yet been done in the case, 
the defendant l)eing held in jail at Northampton. 

Capital Trials. — I would again respectfully call the 
attention of the Legislature to the propriety of changing the 
law so that these trials may be had in the superior court 
before two or three justices, as may be deemed best. As I 
stated in my last report, the increased and increasing duties 
of the justices of the supreme judicial court call for a change, 
which, if made, will not endanger the rights of prisoners ; 
and trials could be more readily obtained at stated terms, 
and, I believe; more economically conducted. 

Suits against the Com3ion wealth. 

[Under chapter 195 of the Public Statutes.] 

Under chapter 195 of the Public Statutes, as amended by 
the Acts of 1887, chapter 246, authorizing suits to be brought 
against the Commonwealth, the following cases have been 
filed : — 

• William Washburn vs. The Commonwealth, com- 
menced Dec. 10, 1887, noticed in my last report, involving 
the right of the plaintifi* to recover, on equitable ground, for 
certain services alleged to have been rendered at the request 
of the joint standing committee on the State House, of the 
General Court of 1878. An appropriation of one thousand 
and fifty dollars was made by the Legislature of 1885 to 
settle the claim, that sum representing the value of the plans 
of the petitioner actually taken and used by the State. The 
claimant does not accept the same, and seeks equitable relief 
in his present proceeding. The case is still pending in the 
superior court in Suffolk County. 



10 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

The Muudock Parlor Gratk Company ?;.s. The Com- 
monwealth. This case involved the chiim for damages to 
building No. 20 Beacon Street, a portion of which was 
leased to the State and occupied by the Bureau of Statistics. 
It was charged that the portion of the building thus occupied 
was overloaded with documents and papers, so that the floor 
was caused to settle, to the damage of other parties, in the 
amount claimed, namely, $247.89. The case was tried, and 
reported to the supreme judicial court on questions of law, 
and has been decided in favor of the Commonwealth. 

James Adams vs. The Commonwealth. This is a suit 
to recover $666.50, as the value of certain diseased swine 
killed by direction of the Board of Cattle Commissioners, 
and for care and maintenance of other swine kept isolated, 
as alleged, by direction of said Board. The case has not 
yet been tried, and is still pending in the superior court in 
Suffolk County. 

Martin Wesson vs. The Commonwealth. This was 
an action on a claim which has heretofore bfeen before the 
court, growing out of an alleged breach of contract in 
respect to prison labor at the time the State Workhouse 
was temporarily removed from Bridgewater to AVestborough. 
The amount claimed was $5,188.48. The case has been 
heard in the superior court, and a decision has been rendered 
in favor of the Commonwealth. 



Tax Suits Against The Western Union Telegraph 
Company. g 

The case of the Attorney-General ex rel. of the Treasurer 
of the Commonwealth vs. The Western Union Tele- 
graph Company, involving the tax for the year 1885, Avhich 
in the last report of this department was noticed as having 
been appealed by the defendant to the supreme court of the 
United States, was advanced on the docket and heard, and 
has been brought to a substantial termination after a full 
hearing of the case by said court; and the tax, namely, 
$10,618.46, with the statutory interest (twelve per cent.) 
thereon to date of the first decree and costs of suit, has been 
paid into the treasury of the State. There still remains 



1891.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 11 

undetermined in this suit a question of interest, involving 
several hundred dollars. Interest was allowed by the circuit 
court at the rate of 12 per cent., only up to the date of the 
first decree of that court. I have contended that the Com- 
monwealth is entitled to interest at that rate up to the date 
of the final decree made after the mandate was received from 
the supreme court of the United States, on the ground that 
until that time the matter was not finally adjudicated. This 
question is now being contested before the supreme court of 
the United States, and the case has been recently argued, 
and a decision may be expected soon. 

Four other suits against the same company, to recover 
taxes assessed for the years 1886, 1887, 1888 and 1889, 
were brought by this department in our supreme judicial 
court, and have all been removed by the defendant into the 
circuit court of the United States for the district of Massa- 
chusetts ; and those for the years 1886, 1887 and 1888 have 
been tried, and judgments therein have been rendered in 
favor of the Commonwealth, and on the defendant's appeal 
they are now pending in the supreme court of the United 
States, and have been recently argued, and decisions therein 
are expected to be rendered very soon. In these cases new 
evidence has been oftered, upon which it is sought to raise 
new questions of law as to the validity of the assessment. 
The suit for the taxes of 1889 has not yet been tried in the 
circuit court. 

The preparation of these cases has developed a mani- 
fest defect in the tax law as it has been construed ; and 
I respectfully call your attention to chapter 13, section 40, 
of the Public Statutes, which provides that telegraph com- 
panies shall pay a tax on their corporate franchise at the 
legal rate of assessment, upon such a portion of the whole 
valuation of their capital stock as the length of that part of 
the line lying within this State is proportional to their total 
mileage of line in and out of the State. In determining this 
proportion, it has been the custom of the State to take into 
account the mileage of lines or posts without regard to the 
number of wires on the lines or posts. Massachusetts has 
only about one fifty -fifth part of the mileage of line or posts, 
while she has fully one forty-third part of the total milea{ie 



12 ATTOKNKV- GENERAL'S KEPOKT. [Jan. 

oficire. Manifestly, the mileage of wire is the index of the 
revenue of the company, and of the extent that the 
company has exercised its franchise within this State. 1 
respectfully call your attention to the subject. 



Reco.aimendation to Tax Savings Banks' GuARAXxr 
Fund and Undivided Profits. 

In the recent suit of the Suffolk Savings Bank vs. The 
Commonwealth, reported in 149 Mass. 1, there was 
involved incidentally the question of whether or not the tax 
law^ contemplated that the guaranty fund and undivided 
profits (Pub. Stat., chap. 116, sect. 24) of savings banks 
should be included in deposits upon which or according to 
whicli the franchise tax is assessed (Pub, Stat., chap. 13, 
sect. 20). The court appeared to hold in that case that the 
word deposits signified " all the funds which the bank holds 
for investment." In assessing the tax for the year 1889, 
the treasurer of the Commonwealth submitted to this 
department the question whether or not he should include 
these moneys, which for that year amounted to nearly fifteen 
million dollars, and now a much larger sum, upon which the 
tax was to l>e assessed. In view of the decision of the 
court, above referred to, I advised him that said fund should 
be included ; and, in order that the question might receive 
further judicial consideration, I suggested that a test case 
be made with one bank, which for that purpose should pay 
the full tax under protest, and then bring suit under the 
statute for an abatement. This was done, and the case was 
tried and argued in the supreme judicial court, and a deci- 
sion by a majority of the court has been rendered against 
the Commonwealth, and is reported in 151 Mass. page 103. 
By this decision this large sum of money is liable to no tax, 
and I recommend such legislation as will subject it to taxa- 
tion like the deposits in those institutions. 

PuiJLic Chauities. 

The questions raised under the will of G. S. Holmes, relat- 
ing to a trust of about four thousand dollars, oivcn for the 



1891.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 13 

relief of disabled seamen and soldiers who served in the 
Union army in the War of the Rebellion, etc., are still })end- 
ing in the supreme judicial court. 

In the matter of the petition of St. Paul's Church Society, 
asking for permission to apply certain trust funds towards 
the erection of a rectory, the bill has been dismissed. 

There are, in addition to these cases specially mentioned, 
several others in which the department has taken part (for 
an enumeration of which see the tables appended), and 
which are now pending. 



Miscellaneous Matters. 

Commonwealth vs. The Town or Willi amstown. This 
is a suit brought by the Commonwealth to recover interest 
on the scrip or certificates of indebtedness, amounting in all 
to thirty-three thousand dollars, issued by the town of 
Williamstown in 1859, in payment of its-subscription to the 
capital stock of the Troy & Greenfield Railroad. The scrip 
was bought by the Commonwealth soon after its issue, as 
an investment of a portion of the school money. The case 
was tried in the superior court in 1889. As the present 
Attorney-General, Mr. Waterman, was consulted by the 
town in this matter prior to his holding said office, the 
case has been wholly managed and tried by Assistant 
Attorney-General Bliss. A decision has been rendered in 
favor of the Commonwealth for the amount of the claim. 

Insurance Proceedings. — The Insurance Commissioner has 
referred to this department a large number of violations of 
chapter 183 of the Acts of 1885, by insurance companies 
doing business on the assessment plan and under said act. 
In all cases not finished at the date of my last annual report, 
injunctions have been obtained, receivers and masters 
appointed, and the affairs of the companies are now wound 
up. 

A large number of other questions and matters have 
been referred to this department, wdiich have received proper 
attention. 



14 ATTORNEY- GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jau. 

Algonquin Club and Back Bay Deeds. — The case of the 
Attorney-General ex rel. Harbor and Land Commissioners 
vs. the Algonquin Club, whose building is u})on the north- 
erly side of Commonwealth Avenue, 'involving the con- 
struction of the conditions and limitations contained in the 
deeds from the Commonwealth of the Back Bay lands, has 
been heard, and is pending as reported to the full court, 
ready for argument. The position taken by the club is a 
novel one, and, if sustained, will render the conditions of 
the deed of peculiar value. 

Additional Laivs on Requisition Matters. — I respectfully 
recommend that a law be enacted, prohibiting the taking 
from out the limits of the Commonwealth any alleged fugi- 
tive from justice who may be found in the Commonwealth, 
without a duly issued warrant of surrender from the Gov- 
ernor of this Commonwealth, based upon requisition papers 
from the Governor of the State from which the alleged fugi- 
tive had fled ; and that for any -violation of such law proper 
penalties by imprisonment be prescribed. Such is the law 
of several of the States, and it is, in my opinion, a wise and 
salutary measure. It was recommended by the national 
committee upon this subject. 

Pahlication of Capital Trials. — No report of proceed- 
ings in the capital trials had during the year has been made 
for ])ublication, as is authorized by chapter 214 of the Acts 
of 1886, no questions of sufficient importance having been 
raised in said trials to warrant, in my judgment, the expense 
of such publication. I recommend, however, a continuation 
of the appropriation under said chapter, as it is not drawn 
ujion unless a publication is had, and then onl}'^ on the 
api)roval of the Governor and Council. 

Dudley Indians. — The petition, filed by the provisions 
of cliapter 443 of the Acts of 1889, by the Commissioners 
for the Dudley Indians, to recover from the Commonwealth 
certain portions of the proceeds of the sale of certain inter- 
ests in lands originally held by a portion of the Pegan Indi- 
ans, known as the Dudley Indians, which at the date of my 



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report had been heard and argued in court, has since been 
decided, sustaining the petition to the amount of 14,851.63. 
This decision, it is believed, includes all claims that can be 
brought against the Commonwealth having any foundation 
in law or justice upon the subject. 

Collections. — The collections of the year have ])een con- 
siderable in amount, involving, as usual, a large number of 
cases. Many suits have been instituted, against both cor- 
porations and individuals. A large per cent of the 
"expenses in civil cases" has been collected from defend- 
ants, amounting to over $509.09, and has been paid over 
to the treasurer of the Commonwealth. The total amount 
of collections, exclusive of " expenses in civil cases," is 
$55,949.62 ; of this amount, there has been received from 
corporations for taxes, $21,877.21 ; from other sources, 
$2,363.39; all of which has been paid to the treasurer of 
the Commonwealth, according to law. There has been col- 
lected upon the taxes for 1890, to wit, $31,709.02, which 
has also been paid to the treasurer of the Commonwealth. 

The demands upon the department for advice and counsel 
from the heads of other departments and commissions is 
yearly on the increase, and constitutes no inconsiderable 
part of the duties of the department. Necessarily, no accu- 
rate data of oral opinions can be preserved or given. 
AVritten opinions are always on iile. 

The usual number of hearings upon petitions for use of 
the Attorney-General's name in suits have been held. 

The suit against the Fitchburg Railroad Company to 
recover the rental of ' the Southern Vermont Railroad, until 
recently owned by the Commonwealth, which was pending 
in the superior court at the date of my last annual rej)ort, 
has been tried and decided in favor of the Commonwealth, 
and judgment was entered therein for $59,395.16 and costs, 
on Dec. 1, 1890. Exceptions on questions of law have been 
taken by the defendant, which are now pending in the 
supreme judicial court. 

The Menhaden Fishery Cases. — The prosecution in 
behalf of the Commonwealth, of Arthur Manchester and 



16 ATTORNEY- GEXERAL'S KEPORT. [Jan. 

others for illegal fishing in Buzzard's Bay, have been tried, 
and the defendants convicted, in the superior court, and 
defendants' exceptions filed in all of them. The case of 
Arthur Manchester has been argued in the supreme judicial 
court, and has been overruled ; and the defendant has 
removed the case on writ of error to the supreme court of 
the United States, where the same is now pending at Wash- 
ington, D. C. It has recently been argued, and a decision 
is soon expected. By an understanding between counsel, 
the decision in this case is to be applicable to the other 
cases, as well as the cases libelling the boats, etc., which 
were used in fishing, which libels are now also i)ending in 
the superior court. 

I respectfully suggest that the provisions of section 8 of 
chapter 17 of the Public Statutes be amended to include the 
several State departments and commissions not therein enu- 
merated. 

CJiarles River Bridfjes. — The questions arising under 
chapter 230 of the Acts of 1888, with reference to these 
bridges and the widening of the draws thereof, have been 
disposed of Avithout any action of this department thereon. 

H. C. Bliss, Esq., as first assistant, and H. A. Wyman, 
Esq., as second assistant, have rendered faithful and efficient 
services in transacting the business of the office. ]Mr, 
Wyman having been appointed assistant United States 
attorney for the district of Massachusetts, and having ten- 
dered his resignation, I accepted the same on the first day of 
January. 

The details of the work of the department for the year, 
with tables, are annexed. 

ANDREW J. WATERMAX, 

Attorney- General. 



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MATTERS EX EELATIONE. 



The Attorney-General ex rd. Board of Gas and Electric Light 
Commissioners vs. Information for injunction for violation of 
section 7, chapter 314, Acts of 1885 ; section 2, chapter 346, 
Acts of 1886; section 2, chapter 382, Acts of 1887. Com- 
plied with. Costs received and paid over. Information 
dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Athertou Machine 
Company. Information for injunction for violation of section 
54, chapter 106, Public Statutes. Complied with. Costs 
received and paid over. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Nemosett Company. 
Same. Information dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioners of Savings Banks vs. 
Haverhill Co-operative Bank. Violation of chapter 117, 
sections 10 and 12, Public Statutes. Complied with. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. 
Freeman Manufacturing Compan}'. Violation of section 54, 
chapter 106, Public Statutes. Complied with. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. American Cultivator 
Publishing Company. Information for injunction for non- 
payment of corporation tax. Tax, interest and costs 
received and paid over. Information dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Atlas Pulp Company. 
Information for injunction for non-pa^mient of corporation 
tax. Tax, interest and costs received and paid over. lufor 
mation dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Bay State Manufac- 
turing Company. Information for injunction for non- 
payment of corporation tax. Injunction issued. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Boston Heating 
Company. Information for injunction for non-payment of 
corporation tax. Pending. 



18 . ATTORNEY- GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Budget Publishing 
Company. Information for injunction for non-payment of 
corporation tax. Tax, interest and costs received and paid 
over. Information dismissed. 

The .\ttorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Citizens Gas Light 
Company of Quincy. Information for injunction for non- 
payment of corporation tax. Tax, interest and costs 
received and paid over. Information dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer us. Foote Refrigerator Com- 
pan}'. Information for injunction for non-payment of corpo- 
ration tax. Tax, interest and costs received and paid over. 
Information dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Gardner Gaslight 
Company. Information for injunction for non-payment of 
corporation tax. Tax, interest and costs received and paid 
over. Information dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. George E. Reed 
Furniture Company. Information for injunction for non- 
. payment of corporation tax. Tax, interest and costs 
received and paid over. Information dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. PI. A. William Manu- 
facturing Company. Information for injunction for non- 
payment of corporation tax. Tax, interest and costs received 
and paid over. Information dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Hancock Inspirator 
Company. Information for injunction for non-payment of 
corporation tax. Tax, interest and costs received and paid 
over. Information dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Haverhill Roller 
Toboggan Company. Information for injunction for non- 
payment of corporation tax. Tax, interest and costs received 
and paid over. Information dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Lawson Manufacturing 
Company. Information for injunction for non-payment of 
corporation tax. Injunction issued. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Lynn Ice Company. 
Information for injunction for non-payment of corporation 
tax. Tax, interest and costs received and paid over. 
Information dismissed. 



The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer's. jMansfield Co-operative 
Furnace Company. Information for injunction for non- 
payment of corporation tax. Tax, interest and costs received 
and paid over. Information dismissed. 



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The Attorney-Geneval ex rel. Treasurer vs. Manufacturers' Gazette 
Publishing Company. Information for injunction for non- 
. payment of corporation tax. Tax, interest and costs received 
and paid over. Information dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Nantucket Railroad 
Company. Information for injunction for non-payment of 
corporation tax. Tax, interest and costs received and paid 
over. Information dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Old Spain Co-operative 
Society. Information for injunction for non-payment of 
corporation tax. Tax, interest and costs received and paid 
over. Information dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Plum Island Street 
Railroad Company. Information for injunction for non- 
payment of corporation tax. Tax, interest and costs 
received and paid over. Information dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Sanford Woolen Com- 
pany. Information for injunction for non-payment of 
corporation tax. Information dismissed. Settled in insol- 
vency. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Security Associates. 
Information for injunction for non-payment of corporation 
tax. Partial payment made. Pending. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Springfield Bicycle 
Manufacturing Company. Information for injunction for 
non-payment of corporation tax. Information dismissed. 
Settled in insolvency. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Wakefield Water 
Company. Information for injunction for non-payment of 
corporation tax. Tax, interest and costs received and paid 
over. Information dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Wentworth Carpet 
Lining Company. Information for injunction for non- 
payment of corporation tax. Injunction issued. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. 
Richmond Co-operative Creamery Association. Violation of 
section 54, chapter 106, Public Statutes. Complied with. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. 
Lord and Gale Manufacturing Company. Violation of sec- 
tion .54, chapter 106, Public Statutes. Complied with. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. 
Charles W. Copeland Company. Violation of section 54, 
chapter 106, Public Statutes. Complied with. 



20 ATTORNEY- GENERAL'S KEPORT. [Jan. 

The Attoruey-Cieneral ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. 
Swedish Importing Company. Violation of section 54, 
chapter 106, Public Statutes. Complied with. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. 
Boston Coffee House Company. Information for injunction 
for violation of section 54, chapter 13, Public Statutes. 
Complied with. Costs received and paid over. Information 
dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Hampden Watch 
Company. Information for injunction for non-payment of 
corporation tax. Tax, interest and costs received and paid 
over. Information dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. 
Globe Co-operative Shoe Company. Information for injunc- 
tion for violation of section 54, chapter lo. Public Statutes. 
Complied with. Costs received and paid over. Information 
dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. 
Haverhill Iron Works. Information for violation of section 
54, chapter 13, Public Statutes. Complied with. Costs 
received and paid over. Information dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Board of Gas and Electric Light 
Commissioners vs. Milford Gas Light Company. Violation 
of section 18, chapter 105, Public Statutes. Complied with. 

Petition of Standard Steam Navigation Company for dissolution. 
S. J. C. Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Mudie Library 
Company. Information for injunction for non-pajnnent of 
corporation tax. Information dismissed. Settled in insolvency. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Electric and Machine 
Company. Information for injunction for non-payment of 
corporation tax. Tax, interest and costs received and paid 
over. Information dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Boston Wall Paper 
Company. Information for injunction for non-payment of 
corporation tax. Tax, interest and costs received and paid 
over. Information dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Blackburn Valve Com- 
pany. Information for injunction for non-payment of cor- 
poration tax. Injunction issued. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Sanford Woolen Com- 
pany. Insolvency Court, Norfolk, ss. Claim for taxes. 
Claim filed. Pendins:. 



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Martin Wesson, petitioner, vs. Commonwealth. Suit under chapter 
195, Public Statutes, to recover damages for breach of con- 
tract. Superior Court, Suffolk, ss. Judgment for Com- 
monwealth. 

Merchants Electric Light Company, petitioners, vs. Board of Gas 
and Electric Light Commissioners. For writ of mandamus. 
Pending. 

Petition of Waltham and Newton Street Railway Company for 
dissolution. S. J. C. Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

Petition of Amherst Electric Company for dissolution. S. J. C. 
Tax Conimissioner's consent filed. 

Petition of Eureka Clothes Wringing Machine Company for 
dissolution. S. J. C. Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

George A. Crawford et al. Petition for appointment of trustees. 
Notice received. Answer filed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Hannori Aldrich et al vs. Perkins 
Baptist Society. Answer filed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. 
Neponset Mills. Petition for dissolution under sections 54 
and 55, chapter 106, Public Statutes. Dissolution decreed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. 
Sarauac Mineral Spring Water Company. Failure to comply 
with chapter 330, Acts of 1884. Discontinued, at suggestion 
of Commissioner. No violation of law. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. 
Norwood Gaslight Company. Violation of section 54, chap- 
ter 106, Public Statutes. Complied with. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. 
French Co-operative Store Company. Violation of section 
54, chapter 106, Public Statutes. No proceedings had. Com- 
pany insolvent. 

Petition of Nelson Mills for dissolution. S. J. C. Tax Com- 
missioner's consent filed. 

Petition of the Gold Medal Braid Company for dissolution. S. J. 
C. Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

Petition of Lynn Co-operative Store Company for dissolution. 
S. J. C. Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

The Attorney-General vs. Jamaica Pond Aqueduct Corporation. 
Information to try title. Petition denied. 



22 ATTORNEY- GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Petition of Weuham Lalve Ice Company for dissolution. S. J. C. 
Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

George E. BuUard et al vs. Attorney-General. Construction of 
will. Argued but not decided. 

Harriet S. Winslow et al vs. Attorney-General. Construction of 
will. Argued but not decided. 

Commonwealth vs. Samuel T. Crosby. Superior Court, Suffolk, 
ss. Replevin suit for the recovery of ancient documents. 
Dismissed. Settled under Resolves 1890, chapter 49. 

Petition of the Back Bay Incandescent Light Company for disso- 
lution. S. J. C. Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

Petition of the Litchfield Lumber Company for dissolution. 
S. J. C. Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

Petition of H. N. Slater Manufacturing Company for dissolution. 
S. J. C. Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

Petition of the Steel-Edged Dust Pan Company for dissolution. 
S. J. C. Tax Commissioner's- consent filed. 

Petition of the Standard Yarn Company for dissolution. S. J. C. 
Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

Petition of the New England Preserving Company for dissolution. 
S. J. C. Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

Petition of the A. A. Knight Company for dissolution. S. J. C. 
Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

Petition of the New Home Sewing Machine Company for disso- 
lution. S. J. C. Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

Petition of the Leghorn Mills Corporation of Fitchburg for disso- 
lution. S. J. C. Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

Commonwealth, by Commissioner of Corporations, vs. American 
Mortising Machine Company. Petition for dissolution under 
sections 54 and 55, chapter 106, Public Statutes. Dissolution 
decreed. 

The Attorney-General, by information, vs. Inhabitants of Clinton. 
Injunction to restrain defendant from using Nashua liiver. 
Injunction denied. 

Petition of Brockton Co-operative Cash Store Company for disso- 
lution. S. J. C. Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 



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Roland E. Burbank et al vs. Charles H. Burbank et al. Petition 
for constructioii of will. Answer filed. Decree entered. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. 
Brockton Gaslight Company. Violation of section 54, chap- 
ter 106, Public Statutes. Complied with. 

Petition of Crystal Lake Steam Boat Company for dissolution. 
S. J. C. Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

Petition of the Commonwealth Insurance Company for disso- 
Intion. S. .J. C. Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

Petition of Commonwealth Insurance Company for dissolution. Tax 
Commissioner's consent filed. 

Petition of Springfield Union Company for dissolution. Tax 
Commissioner's consent filed. 

Petition of Hooston Improved Ship Berth Company for dissolution. 
Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

Petition of Bouker & Williams Hoop Machine Company for disso- 
lution. Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

Petition of the Orange Iron Foundry Company for dissolution. 
Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

Trustees of Horton Fund of the Second Presbyterian Society of 
Newburyport vs. the Attorney-General. Petition to sell real 
estate. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Mudie Library Company. 
Claim in insolvency. Filed. Pending. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. Potter 
Lovell Company. Violation of section 54, chapter 106, 
Public Statutes. Complied with. 

Petition of the Cotton Improvement Company for dissolution. 
Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

Petition for habeas corpus by Charles W. Bertwell, guardian Hattie 
M. Bowdrow. Writ issued. 

Petition of Page Paper Company for dissolution. Tax Commis- 
sioner's consent filed. 

Petition of the Chaddock and Ilummett Manufacturing Company 
for dissolution. Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

Petition of the Stoneham Co-operative Boot and Shoe Company 
for dissolution. Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 



24 ATTOKNEY-GENERAL'8 REPORT. [Jan. 

Phiueas B. Smith vs. Sarah E. Bradlc}'. Pelition for iustructions 
under a will. Pending. 

William H. Pratt, petitioner, vs. the Commonwealth. Petition 
for a jury to assess damage for taking of laud at Sherborn 
and Framiugham. (Middlesex, ss.) Pending. 

A. H. Ordway, petitioner, vs. the Commonwealth. Petition for a 
jury to assess damage for taking of land at Sherborn and 
Framiugham. (Middlesex, ss.) Pending. 

James Daisley, petitioner, vs. the Commonwealth. Petition for a 
jur}' to assess damage for taking of land at Sherborn and 
Framiugham. (Middlesex, ss.) Pending. 

Directors of Boston & Albany Railroad Company, petitioners. 
Petition for abolition of grade crossing at Ashland, Howe 
Street. Commissioners appointed. 

Directors of Boston & Albany Railroad Company, petitiouers. 
Petition for abolition of grade crossings at Natick, Speen 
Street, Milk Street, Bowdoin Lane. Commissioners 
appointed. 

Directors of Boston & Albany Railroad Company, petitioners. 
Petition for nbolition of grade crossing at Palmer. Cooley's 
Crossing. Commissioners appointed. Hearing had. Find- 
ing of commissioners allowed. Auditor appointed. 

Directors of Boston & Albany Railroad Company, ])etitioners. 
Petition for abolition of grade crossings at Muuson, Hast- 
ings' Crossing, Butler's Crossing, Moran's Crossing and 
Silver Street crossing. Commissioners appointed. Hear- 
ings had. Finding of commissioners in Hastings' Crossing 
accepted. Pending as to rest. 

Selectmen of the toAvn of Attleborougli vs. Old Colony Railroad 
Company. Petition for an information to restrain erection of 
depot. Pending. 

Trustees of Tufts College vs. City of Boston et al. S. J. C. 
Petition to sell real estate and reinvest proceeds. Attorney- 
General's answer filed. 

Petition of American Metallic Tubing Company for dissolution. 
Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

Petition of Pittsfield Marble Company for dissolution. Tax Com- 
missioner's consent filed. 

Directors of Boston & Albany Railroad Company, petitioners. 
Petition for abolition of grade crossing in Boston, Flverett 
Street, Brighton District. Commissioners appointed. Hear- 
ings (;>) had. Pending. 



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Directors of Boston & Albany Railroad Company, petitioners. 
Petition for abolition of grade crossings in Warren, at 
station. Commissioners appointed. Pending. 

Directors of Boston & Albany Railroad Company, petitioners. 
Petition for abolition of grade crossing at Brookfield. Com- 
missioners appointed. Hearings (2) had. Pending. 

Directors of Boston & Albany Railroad Compan}^ petitioners. 
Petition for abolition of grade crossing at Chariton. Com- 
missioners appointed. Hearing had. Pending. 

Directors of Boston & Albany Railroad Company, petitioners. 
Petition for abolition of grade crossing at West Brookfield. 
Commissioners appointed. Hearings (2) had. Pending. 

Directors of Boston & Albany Railroad Company, petitioners. 
Petition for abolition of grade crossing at Anburn, Chapin's 
Crossing. Commissioners appointed. Hearing had. Pending. 

Directors of Boston & Albany Railroad Company, petitioners. 
Petition for abolition of grade crossings at Worcester, Lud- 
low Street, Heard Street, Webster Street and Sutton Lane. 
Commissioners appointed. Hearings (5) had. Pending. 

Petition of mayor and aldermen of city of Worcester for abolition 
of grade crossings, Grafton Street, Green Street, AVashington 
Street, Plymouth Street. Commissioners appointed. Hear- 
ings (5) bad. Pending. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. Boston 
Electric Railway Company. Violation of section 54, chapter 
106, Public Statutes. Complied with. 

Selectmen of town of Westfield, petitioners. Petition for abolition 
of grade crossing at Westfield. Commissioners appointed. 
Hearing had. Pending. 

Directors of Boston & Albany Railroad Company, petitioners. 
Petition for abolition of grade crossing in Brookline, St. Mary 
Street. Pending. 

Directors of Old Colony Railroad Company. Petition for abolition 
of grade crossing at Boston, Tremont Street. Commissioners 
appointed. Hearings (5) had. Pending. 

Directors of Old Colony Railroad Company, petitioners. Petition 
for abolition of grade crossing at Boston, Washington Street. 
Commissioners appointed. Hearings (2) had. Pending. 

Directors of Old Colony Railroad Company, petitioners. Petition 
for abolition of grade crossing at Brockton, Howard Street. 
Commissioners appointed. Hearing had. Pending. 



26 ATTORNEY- GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Directors of Old Colony Railroad Company, petitioners. Petition 
for abolition of grade crossing at Marshtield. Commissioners 
appointed. Hearings (2) had. Pending. 

Directors of Old Colony Railroad Company, petitioners. Petition 
for abolition of grade crossing at Braintree, at station. Com- 
missioners appointed. Hearings (2) had. Pending. 

Directors of Old Colony Railroad Company, petitioners. Petition 
for the abolition of grade crossing between Northborough and 
Southborough. Commissioners appointed. Pending. 

Attorney-General ex rel Treasurer vs. A. T. Stearns Lumber 
Company. Claim for displacement of tidewater; $1,395.14 
received and paid over. 

Petition of Swedish Importing Company for dissolution. Tax 
Commissioner's consent filed. 

Petition of the Massachusetts Rebate Association for dissolution. 
Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

Petition of the Pittsfield Marble Quarry Company for dissolution. 
Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

Petition of the Diatite Company for dissolution. Tax Commis- 
sioner's consent filed. 

Petition of New England Glass Company for dissolution. Tax 
Commissioner's consent filed. 

Petition of Boston Mercantile Company for dissolution. Tax 
Commissioner's consent filed. 

Petition of the Alliance Insurance Company for dissolution. 
Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

Commonwealth, by John T. White, petitioner, vs. City of Cam- 
bridge. Failure to comply with section 1, of chapter 426 of 
the Acts of 1888. Law complied with. Petition dismissed. 

William II. Drury vs. Harrison Moore et al. Construction of 
will. Attorney-General's answer filed. ^ j 

Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Turner's Falls Driving 
Association. S. J. C. Information for injunction for vio- 
lation of section 88, chapter lo. Public Statutes. Complied 
with. Costs received and paid over. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Berkshire Hill Co-opera- 
tive Creamery Association. S. J. C. Information for 
injunction for violation of section 88, chapter 13, Public 
Statutes. Complied witli. Costs received and paid over. 
Information dismissed. 



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1891.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT— No. 12. 27 

Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Casino Art Company. 
!S. J. C. Information for injunction for violation of section 
38, cliapter lo, Public Statutes. Complied with. Costs 
received and paid over. Information dismissed. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Draper Manufacturing 
Company. S. J. C. Information for injunction for viola- 
tion of section 38, chapter 13, Public Statutes. Com- 
plied with. Costs received and paid over. Information 
dismissed. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Hampden Watch Company. 
S. J. C. Information for injunction for violation of section 
38, chapter 13, Public Statutes. Complied with. Costs 
received and paid over. Information dismissed. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Holmes Holl INIarine Rail- 
way Company. S. J. C. Information for injunction for 
violation of section 38, chapter 13, Public Statutes. Com- 
plied with. Costs received and paid over. Information 
dismissed. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Ipswich Co-operative 
Creamery Association. S. J. C. Information for injunc- 
tion for violation of section 38, chapter 13, Public Statutes. 
Complied with. Costs received and paid over. Information 
dismissed. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Massachusetts Pulsion 
Telephone Company. S. J. C. Information for injunction 
for violation of section 38, chapter 13, Public Statutes. 
Injunction issued. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Merrimack Spinning Com- 
pany. S. J. C. Information for injunction for violation of 
section 38, chapter 13, Public Statutes. Complied with. 
Costs received and paid over. Information dismissed. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Milton Light and Power 
Company. S. J. C. Information for injunction for violation 
of section 38, chapter 13, Public Statutes. Complied with. 
Costs received and paid over. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Randolph and Holbrook 
Light and Power Company. S. J. C. Information for injunc- 
tion for violation of section 38, chapter 13, Public Statutes. 
Complied with. Costs received and paid over. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Raymond Skate Company. 
S. J. C. Information for injunction for violation of section 38, 
chapter 13, Public Statutes. Complied with. Costs Veceived 
and paid over. 



28 ATTORNEY- GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jaii. 

Attoniey-Gcneral ex rel. Treasurer vs. Roxbury P^lectric Light 
Company. S. J. C. Information for injunction for violation 
of section 38, of cliapter 13, Public Statutes. Injunction 
issued. 

Selectmen of the town of Greenfield, petitioners. Petition for the 
abolition of grade crossing in Greenfield, Clay Hill Street. 
Commissioners appointed. Hearings had. Pending. 

Commonwealth us. Reading Savings Bank. S. J. C. Final report 
of receivers presented and allowed. 

Petition of mayor and aldermen of city of Springfield for the 
abolition of grade crossing. Armory Street. Commissioners 
appointed. Hearings (5) had. Pending. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Tax Commissioner's. Pequaig Soapstone 
Company. S. J. C. Information for injunction for violation 
of section 38, chapter 13. Complied with. Costs received 
and paid over. Information dismissed. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Tax Commissioner us. Riverside Water 
Company. S. J. C. Information for injunction for violation 
of section 38, chapter 13, Public Statutes. Complied with. 
Costs received and paid over.- Information dismissed. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Tax Commissioner vs. Dauvers Electric 
Company. S. J. C. Information for injunction for violation 
of section 38, chapter 13, Public Statutes. Injunction issued. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Tax Commissioner us. Knox Hill "Water 
Company. S. J. C. Information for injunction for violation 
of section 54, chapter 106, Public Statutes. Complied with. 
Fee and costs received and paid over. Information dismissed. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Tax Commissioner vs. Boston Tag and 
Printing Company. S. J. C. Information for injunction for 
violation of section 5-1,, chapter 106, Public Statutes. Com- 
plied with. Fee and costs received and paid over. Informa- 
tion dismissed. 

Petition of South Shore Steamship Compau}' for dissolution. Tax 
Commissioner's consent filed. 

Attorney ex rel. Tax Commissioner us. Stoneham and Wakefield 
Electric Light and Power Company. S. J. C. Information 
for injunction for violation of section ;18, chapter 13, Public 
Statutes. Injunction issued. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Tax Commissioner us. Framingham 
Union Street Railway Company. S. J. C. Information for 
injunction for violation of section 38, of chapter 13, Public 
Statutes. Injunction issued. 



1891.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT— No. 12. 29 

Attorney-General ex rel. Tax Commissioner vs. Springfield Brass 
Company. S. J. C. Information for injunction for Violation 
of section 38, cliapter 13, Public Statutes. Complied with. 
Costs received and paid over. 

Attorney-General " ex' reJ. Tax Commissioner vs. Marlborough 
Gaslight Company. S. J. C Information for injunction 
for violation of section 38, chapter 13, Public Statues. Com- 
plied with. Costs received and paid over. Information dis- 
missed. 

Petition of Benjamin J. Banquoit for writ of habeas corpus. Peti- 
tion refused. 

Attorney-General ea; rel. Commissioner of corporations t'.s, Atlantic 
and Pressed Yeast Company. Violation of chapter 330, Acts 
of 1884. Complied with. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioners of Savings Banks vs. G. 
A. Millay. S.J. C. Violation of chapter 310, Acts of 1890. 
Petition filed. Injunction issued. Costs received and paid 



Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. the 
Boston Macaroni Manufacturing Company. Violation of 
chapter 106, section 54, Public Statutes. Pending. 

Petition of Leonard R. Cutter for damages for property taken at 
liJ Mt. Vernon Street, under chapter 449, Acts of 1888. 
Superior Court, Suffolk, ss. Pending. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. 
Thomas L. Judson Manufacturing Company. Violation of 
chapter 330, Acts of 1884. CompUed with. 

Directors of Boston & Albany Railroad Company, petitioners. 
Petition for abolition of grade crossing at North Wilbra- 
ham station. Commissioners appointed. Hearings (3) had. 
Pending. 

Selectmen of Norwood, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
grade crossings at Washington and Chapel streets. Pending. 
Same, Guild Street. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. Gor- 
mully & Jeffrey's Manufacturing Compan3^ Failure to 
comply with chapter 330, Acts of 1884. Complied with. 

Directors of Old Colony Railroad Company, petitioners. Petition 
for abolition of grade crossing in Marlborough, Fisher's 
crossing. Pending. 

Directors of Old Colony Railroad Company, petitioners. S. C. 
Petition for abolition *of grade crossing on road from Marl- 
borough to Westborough. Pending. 



30 ATTORNEY- GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jun. 

Petition of Boston Daily Advertiser for dissolution. S. J. C. 
Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

Petition of city of Boston for assessment of damages for laud 
taken by Metropolitan Sewerage Commissioners. Pending. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Gas and Electric Light Commissioners vs. 
Citizens' Gas Light Company of Quiucy. S. J. C. Infor- 
mation for injunction for violation of section 7, chapter 314, 
Acts of 1885. Complied with. Costs received and paid 
over. Information dismissed. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Board of Gas and P^lectric Light Com- 
missioners -ws. Gardner Gas Light Company. S. J. C. Infor- 
mation for injunction for violation of section 7, chapter 314, 
Acts of 1885. Complied with. Costs received and paid 
over. Information dismissed. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Board of Gas and P^lectric Light Com- 
missioners vs. Middleborough Gas and Electric Company. 
S. J. C. Information for injunction for violation of section 
7, chapter 314, Acts of 1885, as amended. Complied with. 
Costs received and paid over. Information dismissed. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Board of Gas and P^lectric Light Com- 
missioners vs. Lee Gas Light Company. S. J. C. Infor- 
mation for injunction for violation of section 7, chapter 314, 
Acts of 1885, as amended. Complied with. Costs received 
and paid over. Information dismissed. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Board of Gas and Electric Light Com- 
missioners vs. Adams Electric Light and Power Company. 
S. -J. C. Information for injunction for violation of section 
7, chapter 314, Acts of 1885, as amended. Complied with. 
Costs received and paid over. Information dismissed. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Board of Gas and Electric Light Com- 
missioners vs. Edison Electric Illuminating Company of 
Lawrence. S. J. C. Information for injunction for violation 
of section 7, chapter 314, Acts of 1885, as amended. Com- 
plied with. Costs received and paid over. Information 
dismissed. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Board of Gas and Electric Light Com- 
missioners vs. Middleborough Electric Light and Power Com- 
pany. S. J. C. Information for injunction for violation of 
section 7, chapter 314, Acts of 1885, as amended. Complied 
with. Costs received and paid over. Information dismissed. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Board of Gas and Electric Light Com- 
missioners vs. Milford P^lectric Light and Power Company. S. 
J. C. Information for injunction for violation of section 7, 
chapter 314, Acts of 1885, as ^amended. Complied with. 
Costs received and paid over. Information dismissed. 



1891.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT— No. 12. 31 

Attorney-General ex rel. Board of Gas and Electric Light Com- 
missioners vs. North Attleborough Steam and Electric Com- 
pany. S. J. C. Information for injunction for violation of 
section 7, chapter 314, Acts of 1885, as amended. Com- 
plied with. Costs received and paid over. Information dis- 
missed. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Board of Gas and Electric Light Com- 
missioners vs. Pittsfield Illuminating Company. S. J. C. 
Information for injunction for violation of section 7, chapter 
314, Acts of 1885, as amended. Complied with. Costs 
received and paid over. Information dismissed. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Board of Gas and Electric Light Com- 
missioners vs. Union Electric Light Company of Franklin. 
S. J. C. Information for injunction for violation of section 
7, chapter 314, Acts of 1885, as amended. Complied with. 
Costs received and paid over. Information dismissed. 

■ Attorney-General ex rel. Board of Gas and Electric Light Com- 
missioners vs. LTnion Electric Light Company of Springfield. 
S. J. C. Information for injunction for violation of section 
7, chapter 314, Acts of 1885. Complied with. Costs received 
and paid over. Information dismissed. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Board of Gas and Electric Light Com- 
missioners vs. Ware Electric Light Company. S. J. C. 
Information for injunction for violation of section 7, chapter 
314, Acts of 1885. Complied with. Cost received and paid 
over. Information dismissed. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Board of Gas and Electric Light Com- 
missioners vs. Weymouth Light and Power Company. S. J. 
C. Information for injunction for violation of section 7, 
chapter 314, Acts of 1885. Complied with. Costs received 
and paid over. Information dismissed. 

Petition of Newbury port Quarry Company for dissolution. Tax 
Commissioner's consent filed. 

Babbidge et al, executor, vs. Vittum et al. Construction of will. 
Attorney-General's appearance filed. Pending. 

Petition of Massachusetts Portable Railroad Company for dissolu- 
tion. Tax Commissioner's consent filed. 

Commonwealth ex rel. Savings Bank Commissioners vs. Stock- 
bridge Savings Bank. Petition for injunction and appoint- 
ment of a receiver. Injunction issued. 

Petition of Sanford Mills for dissolution. Tax Commissioner's 
consent filed. 



32 ATTOKNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Petition of Dodge Shore Compaoy for rlissolutioa. Tax Commis- 
sioner's consent filed. 

Petition of tlie Central Wharf Compan}' of Wellfleet for dissolu- 
tion. Tax Commissioner's consent tiled. 

Petition of Danvers Bleachery for dissolution. Tax Commis- 
sioner's consent filed. 

Attornej'-General ex rd. Insurance Commissioner vs. Anglo Nevada 
Assurance Corporation. Molatiun of section 20, chapter 214, 
Acts of 1887. Pending. 

Directors of New York & New England Railroad Company, peti- 
tioners. Petition for abolition of grade crossings in Nor- 
wood, Washington Chapel and Guild streets and Railroad 
Avenue. Pending. 

Petition of the mayor and aldermen of the city of Worcester for 
abolition of grade crossings, Milbrook, Garden, Lincoln,. 
Market, School, Thomas, Central, Exchange, Summer and 
Shrewsbury streets. Pending. 

Trustees of Horton fund v.s. Attorney-General. Construction of 
will. Appearance and answer of Attorney-General filed. 

Petition of selectmen of West Springfield for abolition of grade 
crossings, Baldwin and Cold Spring streets. Commissioners 
appointed. Pending. 

Attornej'-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Dunbar Company. Infor- 
mation for injunction for violation of section 38, chapter 13, 
Public Statutes. Complied with. Costs received and paid 
over. 

Attorney- General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Buxton Seed Company. 
Claim in insolvency, S103.88. Received and paid over. 

Nellie S. Mullen, petition for habeas corpus. Petition dismissed. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Norton Manufacturing 
Company. Claim in insolvency. Pending. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Meigs PLlevated Railway 
Construction Company. S.J. C. Information for injunction 
for non-payment of corporation tax. Pending. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Meigs Elevated Railway 
Company. Information for injunction for non-payment of 
corporation tax. Pending. 

Petition of Erancis W. Lawrence vs. Commonwealth. Petition 
for jury to assess damages for taking of land by Metropolitan 
Sewerage Commissioners. Pending. 



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Petition of Francis W. Lawrence et al., trustees, vs. Common- 
wealth. Petition for jury to assess damages for taking of 
land by Metropolitan Sewerage Commissioners. Pending. 

Petition of George Wheatland, Jr., vs. Commonwealth. Petition 
for jury to assess damages for taking of land by Metropolitan 
Sewerage Commissioners. Pending. 

Petition of Metropolitan Sewerage Commissioners for appointment 
of commissioners under section 13, chapter 449, Acts of 
1889. S. J. C. Pending. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Board of Gas and Electric Light 
Commissioners vs. Spencer Gas Company. Violation of 
section 14, chapter 61, Public Statutes. Proceedings stayed 



The Attorney-General ex rel. Board of Gas and Electric Light 
Commissioners vs. Amherst Gas Company. Violation of 
section 18, chapter 105, section 39, chapter 106, section 11, 
chapter 61, Public Statutes; and section 6, chapter 346, 
Acts of 1886. Proceedings stayed at suggestion of the 
Board. 

Petition of Tucker Manufacturing Company vs. Commonwealth 
for damages under contract with Commonwealth for work at 
the State Prison. Pending. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Meigs Elevated Rail- 
way Company. S. J. C. Injunction for non-payment of 
corporation tax for 1888. Tax and costs received and paid 
over. Information dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. 
Atlierton Machine Company. Failure to make returns under 
section 54, chapter 106, Public Statutes. Dissolved. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Insurance Commissioner vs. United 
States Mutual Relief Association. Petition for appointment 
of receiver. E. H. Moore appointed. J. F. Colby appointed 
master. Reports filed and accepted. Dividends paid. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Board of Gas and Electric Light 
Commissioners vs. Fall River Gas Works Company. Viola- 
tion of section 14, chapter 61, Public Statutes. Proceedings 
stayed at suggestion of the Board. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Board of Gas and Electric Light 
Commissioners vs. Amesbury and Salisbury Gas Company. 
Violation of section 14, chapter 61, Public Statutes. Pro- 
ceedings stayed at suggestion of the Board. 



34 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Board of Gas and Electric Light 
Commissioners vs. Miller's River Gas Light Company. Vio- 
lation of section 14, chapter Gl, Public Statutes. Proceed- 
ings stayed at suggestion of Board. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Board of Gas and Electric Light 
Commissioners vs. Cottage City Gas Company. Violation of 
section 14, chapter 61, Public Statutes. Proceedings stayed 
at suggestion of the Board. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Board of Gas and Electric Light 
Commissioners vs. Orange Electric Light Company. Failure 
to make returns, under section 7, chapter 314, Acts of 
1885 ; and section 2, of chapter 382, Acts of 1887. Com- 
plied with. Costs of prosecution paid. Information dis- 
missed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Board of Gas and Electric Light 
Commissioners vs. AValworth Light and Power Company. 
Violation of section 3, chapter 382, Acts of 1887. Informa- 
tion filed. Pending. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Board of Gas and Electric Light 

Commissioners vs. Middleborough Gas and Electric Light 

Company. Violation of chapter- 382, Acts of 1887. Com- 
plied with. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Springfield Bicycle 
Manufacturing Company. Claim in insolvency for corpora- 
tion tax. Received and paid over. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Insurance Commissioner vs. Boston 
Fraternal Accident Association. Violation of chapter 183, 
Acts of 1885. Injunction issued. Receiver appointed. 
Final account allowed. 

Commonwealth ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. Milford 
Aqueduct Company. Failure to make returns, under section 
54, chapter 106, Public Statutes. Petition for dissolution. 
Dissolution decreed. 

E. J. Russell, warden of State Prison, vs. the T. P. Baker Mould- 
ing Company. Claim in insolvency. Pending. 

Commonwealth vs. C. F. Libby. In Superior Court. Action for 
replevin to recover colonial manuscripts. Settled. See 
Resolve, 181)0. 

Petition of Everett S. Kelly, Effie J. Kelly and Horace H. Kelly, 
minors, vs. Board of Lunacy and Charity. Petition for writ 
of habeas corpus. Argued before full court. Petition 
allowed. 



1891.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 35 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Mount Tom Elastic 
Fabric Company. Claim in insolvency for corporation tax. 
Received and paid over. 

Petition to perpetuate testimony of Charles I. Johnson. Testi- 
mony taken and on file. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Western Union Tele- 
graph Company. Injunction for non-payment of corporation 
tax of 1889. Taken to United States Court. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Adams Co-operative 
Association. Injunction for non-payment of corporation tax 
of 1888. Dismissed. Tax abated. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Blackburn Valve Com- 
pany. Injunction for non-payment of corporation tax of 
1888. Injunction issued. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer i;s. Norton Manufacturing 
Company. Injunction for non-payment of corporation tax of 
1888. Claim filed in insolvency. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Powwow Co-operative 
Society of Amesbury and Salisbury. Injunction for non- 
payment of corporation tax of 1888. Dismissed. No assets. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Security Associates. 
Non-payment of corporation tax of 1888. Tax and interest 
received and paid over. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. H. Burr Crandall, 
guardian of Margaret Crawford. Proceedings to force pay- 
ment of board for ward in Northampton Lunatic Hospital. 
Pending. 

Commonwealth vs. Rowland Cowper for board in Danvers Lunatic 
Hospital. Received and paid over. 

Commonwealth vs. Joseph H. Sears for board of Rosa F. Sears in 
Danvers Lunatic Hospital. Pending. 

Commonwealth vs. H. B. Miller for board in Danvers Lunatic 
Hospital. Receis^ed and paid over. 

Commonwealth ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. Cottage 
City Gas Company. Failure to pay fee, under section 54, 
chapter 106, Public Statutes. Pending. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. George J. Raymond 
Company. S. J. C. Injunction for non-payment of corpo- 
ration tax. Injunction decreed. 



36 ATTORNEY- GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Standard Pulp Com- 
pany. S. J. C. Injunction for non-payment of corporation 
tax. Dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Harbor and Land Commissioners vs. 
Algonquin Club. S. J. C. Information for injunction for 
violation of condition of deeds of land from the Common- 
wealth on the Back Bay. Trial had before single justice. 
Case reported to the full court. Pending. 

James K. Adams vs. the Commonwealth (Cattle Commissioners). 
Petition for compensation for care, killing and burial of cer- 
tain swine infected with disease. Superior Court, Suffolk 
County. Pending. 

Commonwealth vs. Middlesex Central Railroad Company and Bos- 
ton & Lowell Railroad Company. Middlesex County Commis- 
sioners. Petition for award of damages under chapter 10, 
Acts of 1879. Finding for the Commonwealth, $375. Costs 
received and paid over. 

The Attorney-General (Edward J. Russell, warden) vs. Tucker 
Manufacturing Company. S. J. C. Action of contract for 
prison labor. In the hands of a receiver, and the State is 
secured by special bond. Pending. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. 
Martin Wilson Automatic Fire Alarm Company. Failure to 
comply with chapter 330, Acts of 1884. Complied with. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Insurance Commissioner vs. Massa- 
chusetts Relief Association. S. J. C. Injunction for viola- 
tion of chapter 183, Acts of 1885. Injunction issued, and 
receiver and master appointed. Final account allowed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Western Union Tele- 
graph Company. S. J. C. Injunction for non-payment of 
taxes for the year 1885. Defendant transfers the case to 
United States Court. Judgment for the Attorney-General 
(case not fully disposed of). See United States Circuit 
Court. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. The Midland Improve- 
ment and Construction Company. S. J. C. Suit for taxes 
of 1882. Affairs in the hands of a receiver. Received and 
paid over. Information dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Town of Peru. Suit 
for board of pauper. Pending. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Secretary of State vs. George Rob- 
inson, standing justice district court, eastern Hampden. 
Failure to make returns, under chapter 16, section 72, Public 
Statutes, for 1884 and 1885. Made for 1885. Pending as 
to 1884. Referred to district attorney. 



1891.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 37 

The Attorney-General ex reh Commissioner of Corporations vs. 
Standard Sewer Trap Company. Failure to comply with 
chapter 330, Acts of 1884. Complied with. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. 
Capital City Water Company. Violation of chapter 330, 
Acts of 1884. Complied with. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Miller's River Gas 
Light Company. Violation of chapter 14, section 61, Public 
Statutes. Discontinued at suggestion of Board. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. AVilliam R. Maun and other, com- 
mittee of inhabitants of the town of Sharon, vs. Revere 
Copper Company. S. J. C. Information for injunction 
against drawing water from Massapoag Pond. Decree for 
defendants. 

Mary J. Moore, Mary B. Thompson and Belinda A. Dolan, peti- 
tioners, vs. Commonwealth. S. J. C. Damages for flats 
taken by Harbor and Land Commissioners. Referred to an 
auditor, and is now before the full court. Pending. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. City of Springfield. 
Board of pauper in Northampton Hospital. Pending. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Town of Rockland. 
Board of pauper in Northampton Hospital. Pending. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Town of Ludlow. 
Board of pauper in Northampton Hospital. Pending. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. City of Cambridge. 
Board of pauper in Worcester Hospital. Pending. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. City of Newbury- 
port. Board of pauper in School for the Feeble-minded. 
Pending. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Insurance Commissioner vs. Massa- 
chusetts Standard Benefit Company. S. J. C. Violation of 
chapter 183, Acts of 1885. Injunction issued. Receiver and 
master appointed. First account filed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Town of Canton. 
Board of pauper in Taunton Hospital. Pending. 

The Attorney-Genei-al ex rel. Treasurer's. Town of South Hadley. 
Board of pauper in Northampton Hospital. Pending. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Town of Westford. 
Board of pauper in Taunton Hospital. Pending. 



38 ATTORNEY- GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jun. 

The Attonie3'-Geueral ex rel. Treasurer vs. Town of Peabody. 
Board of pauper in Worcester Hospital. Pendiug. 

The Attorney-General ex -rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. 
H, N. Slater Company. Failure to make returns, under 
section 54, chapter 106, Public Statutes. Complied with. 

Charles E. Stevens and Thomas Harrington, Commissioners of 
Dudley Indians, vs. Commonwealth. S. J. Court. Suit for 
money alleged to be held in trust by the State. 

Fitchburg Savings Bank vs. Treasurer of the Commonwealth. 
Petition for refunding of tax. Decided by Commonwealth 
vs. Suffolk Savings Bank. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Boston Coffee House 
Company. S. J. C. Injunction for failure to make returns, 
under Public Statutes, chapter 13, section 38. Complied 
with. Costs received and paid over. Information dis- 
missed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. the Dunbar Company. 
S. J. C. Injunction for failure to make returns, under Pub- 
lic Statutes, chapter 13, section 38. Complied with. Costs 
received and paid over. Information dismissed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Globe Co-operative 
Shoe Company. Injunction for failure to make returns, 
under Public Statutes, chapter 13, section 38. Complied 
with. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Haverhill Iron Works. 
Injunction for failure to make returns, under Public Statutes, 
chapter 13, section 38. Complied with. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Suffolk County Dem- 
ocrat. Injunction for failure to make returns, under Public 
Statutes, chapter 13, section 38. Injunction issued. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Wilder Manufacturing 
Company. Injunction for failure to make returns, under 
Public Statutes, chapter 13, section 38. Complied vfith. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Charles W. Copeland 
Manufacturing Company. Injunction for non-payment of 
corporation tax for 1888. Tax, interest and costs received 
and paid over. 

Commonwealth ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. Lowell 
Gun Company. Failure to make returns, under section 54, 
chapter 106, Public Statutes. Petition for dissolution. Dis- 
soUilion decreed. 



1891.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 39 

Commonwealth ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. Hub 
Stove and Lighting Company. Failure to make returns, under 
section 54, chapter 106, Public Statutes. Petition for disso- 
lution. Dissolution decreed. 

Commonwealth ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. United 
States Cartridge Company. Failure to make returns, under 
section 54, chapter 106, Public Statutes. Petition for disso- 
lution. Dissolution decreed. 

Commonwealth ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. Atherton 
Machine Co Failure to make returns, under section 54, 
chapter 106, Public Statutes. Petition for dissolution. Dis- 
solution decreed. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. 
Dubois Lithograph Company. Failure to pay fee, under sec- 
tion 54, chapter 106, Public Statutes. Pending. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. George H. Binney. 
Insurance agent's tax, under chapter 300, Acts of 1885. 
Claim in insolvency. Pending. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Western Union Tele- 
graph Company. S. J. C. Injunction for non-payment of 
corporation tax of 1886. Removed to the United States 
Circuit Court, which see. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Western Union Tele- 
graph Company. Injunction for corporation of 1887. 
Removed to United States Circuit Court, which see. 

Commonwealth, by Board of Commissioners of Savings Bank, vs. 
Lancaster Savings Bank. S. J. C. Petitions for injunction 
and winding up of affairs. Affairs in the hands of receivers. 

Same vs. Reading Savings Bank. Same. Final report. 

Commonwealth vs. Fitchburg Railroad Company. Superior 
Court, Suffolk. Action of contract for rent under lease of 
Southern Vermont Railroad Company. Judgment for Com- 
monwealth. 

Murdock Parlor Grate Company vs. the Commonwealth. Superior 
Court, Suffolk. Petition, under chapter 195, for damages for 
overloading leased building, 20 Beacon Street. Trial in 
Superior Court. Case reported to full court. Decree for 
Commonwealth. 

Proprietors of St. Paul's Church, petitioners, for permission to use 
trust fund. Reported to full court. Withdrawn. 

Holmes et al. vs. Coates. Construction of will. Answer filed- 
Pending. 



40 ATTORNEY- GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jtm. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer vs. Western Union Tele- 
graph Company. Information for injunction of taxes, 1888. 
Transferred to United States Circuit Court. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer us. the estate of Timothy 
J. Dacey, guardian of Henry Fall, for board at Northampton 
Hospital. Balance of account received, 6254.42, and paid 
over. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. 
Palmer Water Company. Failure to pay fees for filing 
returns, under section 54, chapter 106, Public Statutes. 
Received and paid over. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Commissioner of Corporations vs. 
Nemosett Company. Failure to pay fees for filing returns, 
under section 54, chapter 106, Public Statutes. Dismissed. 

Commonwealth, by Commissioner of Corporations, vs. Pilgrim 
Wharf Company. Petition for dissolution for failure to make 
returns for two years. Publication ordered. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Tax Commissioner ex rel. — 
Abbott Spinner Company. 
Advertiser Newspaper Company. 

American Chlorine and Chemical Manufacturing Com- 
pany. 
Andover Review, The. 
Bakers Pond and Drain Fishing Company. 
Barnaby Manufacturing Company. 
Bay State Electric Light and Power Company. 
Berkshire Heights Land Company. 
Berkshire Heights Water Company. 
Boston & Revere Electric Street Railway. 
Boston Car Spring Company. 
Boston Lighterage and Towage Company. 
Boston Water Trust and Investment Company. 
Cambridge Improvement Company. 
Chamberlain Manufacturing Company. 
Chelsea Safe Deposit and Trust Company. 
Chelsea Wire Fabric Company. 
Clinton Market Company. 
Coburn Shuttle Company'. 
Columbia Rubber Company. 
Craig & Richards Granite Company. 
Crosby Steam Gage and Valve Company. 
Danvei^ Electric Company. 
Dedham Electric Company. 



1891.] PUBLIC D0CUMP:NT — Xo. 12. 41 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Tax Commissioner ex rel. — 
Diamond Safety Razor Company. 
Dorchester Chemical Company. 
Draper Manufacturing Company. 
Dubois Lithographic Company, The. 
E. J. W. Morse Company. 
Elwell Heddie Company, The. 
Emerson Power Scale Company, The. 
Fall River Merino Company, The. 
Foundry Supply Company, The. 
Framingham Union Street Railroad Company. 
Franklin Telegraph Company. 
Grant Corundum Wheel Company. 
H. A. Williams Manufacturing Company. 
Hampden Watch Company. 
Hancock Inspirator Company. 
Haverhill Iron Works, The. 
Holmes Hole Marine Railroad Company. 
Household Publishing Company. 
Hull Street Railroad Company. 
Hyde Park & Dedham Street Railroad Company. 
Ipswich Co-operative Creamery Company. 
J. Baker & Bros. Manufacturing Company. 
J. H. Salter Silk Company. 
Kingston Co-operative Foundry Company. 
L. A. May Company, The. 
Lowell Knitting Machine Company. 
Meadow Company. 
Merrimac Spinning Company. 
Merrimac Valley P'elt and Woolen Company. 
Metallic Splice Manufacturing Company. 
Metropolitan Cab Company. 
Middlesex Land Company. 
Milford Electric Light and Power Company. 
Milton Granite Company. 
Milton Electric Light and Power Company. 
Milton Manufacturing Company. 
Morley Paper Company. 
N. Rich Fish Weir Company. 
Nantasket Beach Hotel. 
New England Fibre Company. 
North Brookfield Electric Company. 
North Shore Electric Company. 
O. T. Rogers Granite Company. 



42 ATTORNEY- GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Tax Commissioner ex rel. — 
Oriental Coal Oil Company. 
Palmer Co-operative Company. 
Pequaig Soapstone Company, The. 
Pomeroy Iron Company, The. 
Potter Ore Bed Company, The. 
Prang Educational Company. 
Pure Flowing Water Company. 
Quincy Market Cold Storage Company. 
Randolph & Holbrook Light and Power Company 
Randolph P^lectric Light and Power Company. 
Rational Horseshoeing Company. 
Raymond Skate Company. 
Riverside Lumber Company. 
Riverside Water Company. 
Roxbury Electric Light Company. 
Roxbury Stone Company. 
Salter Silk Company. 

Shelburne Falls Electric Light and Power Company. 
Springfield Brass Company. . 
Sterling Lithographic Company. 

Stone and Wakefield Electric Light and Power Compan3\ 
Stoneham Co-operative Shoe Company. 
Stoughton Gaslight Company. 
Suburban Light and Power Company. 
Suffolk Cordage Company. 
Texas Construction Company. 
Traveller Newspaper Company. 
Turner's Falls Driving Association. 
Union Glass Company. 

Vineyard Haven Gas and Electric Company. 
Vineyard Haven Marine Railroad Company. 
Villa Paint and Ornamental Company. 
Wakefield Electric Light and Power Company. 
Wakefield Water Company. 
Ware River Manufacturing Company. 
Western Union Telegraph Company. 
Westfield Street Railroad Company. 
Weymouth Light and IPower Company. 
WiUiston Mills. 

Winthrop Electric Street Railroad Company. 
Winthrop Gas Company. 
Worcester Bedding Manufacturing Company. 
National Horseshoeing Company. 



1891.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 43 



United States Circuit Court, 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer of the Commonwealth vs. 
Western Union Telegraph Company. Injunction, non-pay- 
ment of corporation tax of 1889. From State court. Await- 
ing decision of cases before Supreme Court. 

Hannah B. Hall, administratrix estate George M. Hall, vs. A. W. 
Locke et al. manager Troy & Greenfield Railroad and Hoosac 
Tunnel. Suit for injuries received on defendant's road. Not 
yet heard. 

Hannah B. Hall, administratrix estate Agnes M. Hall, vs. Augus- 
tus W. Locke et al. manager, etc. Same. Not yet heard. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer of the Commonwealth vs. 
Western Union Telegraph Company. Injunction for non- 
payment of corporation tax of 1886-87-88. Decree for 
Attorney-General. Appealed to Supreme Court. 



United States Supreiie Court. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer of the Commonwealth vs. 
Western LTnion Telegraph Company. Information for injunc- 
tion for non-payment of corporation taxes, 1886-87-88. 
Appeal from Circuit Court. (Massachusetts District.) 
Argued but not decided. 

Arthur Manchester vs. Commonwealth. Appeal from State Court. 
Menhaden fishery. Jurisdiction of State authorities. Argued 
but not decided. 

John F. Brown vs. Commonwealth. Writ of error. Jurisdiction 
of court. Not yet heard. 



44 ATTORNEY- GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 



COLLECTIONS 



Albany Street Freight Railway Company, Tax, $147 20 

Int., 1 50 



Atlas Palp Company, 

Boston Advertising Company, . 
Boston Wall Paper Company, . 
Braintree Water Supply Company, . 
Budget Publishing Company, . 
Cassino Art Company, . . . . 
Clias. W. Copeland Manufacturing Corn- 



Citizen's Gaslight Company of Quincy, . Tax, 

Dedham Electric Company, 

Educational Supply Company, . 

Electric and Machine Company, 

Foote Refrigerator Company, . 

Gardner Gaslight Company, 

Geo. E. Reed Furniture Company, . 

H. A. Williams Manufacturing Company, Tax 



Tax, 
Int., 


' $147 20 
9 61 


Tax, 
Int., 


$36 80 
1 21 


Tax, 
Int., 


$58 88 
1 64 


Tax, 
Int., 


$294 40 
13 24 


Tax, 
Int., 


$420 99 
13 05 


Tax, 
Int., 


$110 40 
7 15 


Tax, 
Int., 


$73 60 
1 62 


Tax, 
Int., 


$18 40 
44 


Tax, 
Int., 


$44 16 
1 39 


Tax, 
Int., 


$368 00 
7 36 


Tax, 
Int., 


$147 20 
3 92 


Tax, 
Int., 


$88 32 
3 53 


Tax, 
Int., 


$35 33 

1 47 


Tax, 
Int , 


$21 34 
68 


Tax, 
Int., 


$103 04 
4 12 


Tax, 
Int., 


$359 54 
17 97 



$148 70 
156 81 
38 01 
60 52 



(5 22 



151 12 
91 85 
36 70 
22 04 
107 16 
377 51 



Tax, $2,088 77 
Int., 74 47 



1891.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 

Hampden Watch Company, 

Hancock Inspirator Company, . 

Howard Printing Company, The, 

Haverhill Roller Toboj?gan Company 

Hero Cough Syrup Company, . 

Lancaster "Water Company, 

Lewis Engraving Company, 

Long Beach Railroad Company, 

Lynn Belt Street Railway Company, 

Lynn Ice Company, .... 

Magneso Calcite Fire-proof Company 

Mansfield Co-operative Furnace Company, Tax 



Manufacturing Gazette Publishing Com- 
pany, 



Martha's Vineyard Railroad Company, 
Martha's Vineyard Street Railway Com- 



pany, 



Mt. Tom Elastic Fabrics Company, 
Nantucket Railroad Company, . 

National Fireworks Company, . 

Nonantura "Worsted Company, . 

Old Spain Co-operative Company, 

Plum Island Street Railway Company, 



Tax, 
Int., 


$750 72 
23 27 


Tax, 

Int., 


$73 60 
2 33 


Tax, 
Int., 


$88 32 
3 53 


Tax, 
Int., 


$44 16 
1 70 


Tax, 
Int., 


$294 40 
2 94 


Tax, 
Int., 


$29 44 
97 


Tax, 
Int., 


$15 90 
1 47 


Tax, 
Int., 


$103 04 
3 09 


Tax, 
Int., 


$632 96 
30 14 


Tax, 
Int., 


$159 42 
4 56 


Tax, 
Int., 


$8 10 
33 


Tax, 

Int., 


$70 6G 
4 58 


Tax, 
Int., 


$52 99 
1 70 


Tax, 
Int., 


$51 52 
1 13 



Tax, 



Tax, $96 42 

Int., 7 72 



Tax, 
Int., 


$206 08 
6 38 


Tax, 
Int., 


$3,746 24 
106 14 


Tax, 
Int., 


$22 08 
84 


Tax, 

Int., 


$331 20 
10 71 



45 

$2,163 24 

773 99 

76 03 

91 85 



30 41 
16 37 
106 13 
663 10 
163 98 
8 43 

75 24 



52 65 

11 78 



104 14 

212 47 

3,852 38 

22 92 

341 91 



4G ATTORNEY- GENERAL'S REPORT. [Js 



Franker Manufacturing Company, . . Tax, $73 60 

Int., 2 OG 

Raymond Skate Company, . . . Tax. $441 60 

Int., 19 85 



§75 66 



S A. Wood Machine Company, . . Tax, $1,906 24 

Int., 45 10 

1,951 34 

Springfield Bicycle Company, . . . Tax, 294 40 

Suspension Transportation Company, . Tax, $368 00 

Int., 10 30 



Wakefield Water Company, . . . Tax, $462 21 

Int., 14 70 

Waltham Tribune Company, . , . Tax, $91 26 

Int., 2 65 



Sullblk Co-operative Banks Tax, 



Miscellaneous. 

Timothy J. Dacey, guardian Henry Fall, board of patient at 
Northampton Lunatic Hospital, 

Richard Cowper, for board of patient at Danvers Lunatic 
Hospital during 1889, 

H. B. Miller, for board of patient at Danvers Lunatic 
Hospital to 1889, 



378 30 

476 91 

93 91 



Westfield Brick Company, . . . Tax, $25 02 

Int , 65 

25 67 

Walter Heywood Chair Company (on account), . . . 1,125 97 

Security Associates (on account), 400 00 



Total corporation taxes, 1889, $17,012 16 

Corporation Taxes, Generally. 

Charles W. Copeland Manufacturing 

Company, Tax, .$64 40 

Int., 9 27 

Meigs Elevated Railway Company, . . Tax, $293 60 
* Int., 49 32 

Security Associates, Tax, $2,202 00 

Int., 299 23 



Midland Improvement and Construction 

Company, tax of 1882, . . . Tax, 

Citizens' Gaslight Company of Quincy, . Tax, $25 71 

Int., 1 44 

Gardner Gaslight Company, (proportion Board Gas Commis- 
sioners' expenses, 1889), 

Citizens' Gaslight Company of Qaincy, (proportion inspector 
of gas and meters tax) , 



$73 67 


342 92 


2,501 23 


1,910 00 


27 22 


63 


3 37 


6 01 


$4,865 05 


$254 42 


133 85 


49 98 



1891.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 47 

Francis H. Skerrie, for board of patient at Danvers Lunatic 

Hospital during 1889, $30 00 

Estate John Baldwin, board of patient at Chronic Asylum, 485 00 

Lord & Gale Manufacturing Company, fee for certificate of 

condition, 5 00 

Charles W. Copeland Company, fee for certificate of condi- 
tion, ....." 5 00 

Swedish Importing Company, fee for certificate of condition, 5 00 

A. T. Stearns Lumber Company, displacement tide water, 1,395 14 

.$2,363 39 

Costs in civil cases received and paid over, .... .$509 09 



The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer versus — 
A. M. Gardner Hardware Company. 
Allen & Royrell Company. 
American Fire Hose Company. 
American Rapid Telegraph Company. 
Amesbury and Salisbury Gas Company. 
Bay State Coal Company. 
Bay State Watch Case Company. 
Bee Newspaper Company. 

Black Rocks & Salisbury Beach Street Railway Company. 
Boston Advertising Company. 
Boston Blower Company. 
Boston Electric Light Company. 
Boston Lighterage and Towage Company. 
Boston Macaroni Manufacturing Company.- 
Boston Multiplex Telegraph Company. 
Boston Times Company, The. 
Boston Wall Paper Company. 
Braintree Water Supply Company. 
Brockton Gazette Company. 
Buxton Seed Company, The. 
Cassino Art Company, The. 
Central Tow Boat Company. 
Chamberlain Manufacturing Company. 
Chas. W. Copeland Manufacturing Company. 
Chase's Patent Elevator Company. 
Chestnut Hill Real Estate Association of Marlborough. 
Choate Drug and Chemical Company. 
Citizens' Electric Light Company. 
Coburn Shuttle Company. 



48 ATTORNEY- GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer versus — 
Columbia Rubber Company. 
Consolidated Edge and Heel Trimmer Company. 
Co-operative Workingmen's Corporation. 
Crystal Emery Wheel Company, The. 
Damon Safe and Iron Works Company. 
Duncan Leather Manufacturing Company. 
Duralite Manufacturing Company. 
East Side Street Railway Company. 
Educational Supply Company. 
Eureka Silk Manufacturing Company. 
Fall River Daily Herald Publishing Company. 
Fall River Tribune Publishing Company. 
Foxborough Foundry and Machine Company. 
Gardner Gaslight Company. 
Geo. E. Reed Furniture Company. 
Geo. F. Blake Manufacturing Company. 
Hampden Envelope Company, 
Hancock Inspirator Company. 
Hero Cough Syrup Company. 
Lewis Engraving Company. 
Longley Machine Company. 
Longley & Gale Manufacturing Company. 
Low Art Tile Company, The. 
Lynn Belt Line Street Railway Company. 
Lynn Ice Company. 
Magneso Calcite Fire-proof Company. 
Mansfield Co-operative Furnace Company. 
Marlborough Street Railway Company. 
Massachusetts and Southern Construction Company. 
Massasoit Worsted Company. 
Merry Mount Granite Company. 
Nantucket Railroad Company. 
National Fireworks Company. 
Naumkeag Street Railway Company. 
New York & Boston Inland Railroad Company. 
Newburyport & Amesbury Horse Railroad Company. 
Newburyport Herald Company, The. 
Old Colony INIachine Company. 
Old Spain Co-operative Society. 
Palmer Carpet Company. 
People's Line, The. 
Plum Island Street Railway Company. 
Potter Lovell Company. 



1891.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 49 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Treasurer versus — 
Prang Educational Company. 
Franker Manufacturing Company. 
Raymond Skate Company. 
Reading Water Company. 
Republic Mills, The. 
Rex Liquid Stove Polish Company. 
Salem Press Publishing and Printing Company, 
Security Associates, The. 
Simonds Rolling Machine Company. 
Somerset Potters Works. 

Springfield Pump and Manufacturing Company. 
Stoughton Rubber Company. 
Suburban Light and Power Company. 
Thorp & Adams Manufacturing Company. 
Times Newspaper Company, The. 
Traveller Newspaper Company. 
Union Desk Company. 
Union Electric Light Company. 
Union Publishiug Company, The. 
Wainright Manufacturing Company. 
Waltham Tribune Company. 
Weutworth Carpet Lining Company. 
Western Union Telegraph Company. 
Westfield Brick Company. 
Weston Illuminating Company. 
Williamstown Gas Company. 
Winship Daniels & Co. Corporation. 
Woburn Electric Light Company. 

Failure to pay taxes for 1890. Received December 15. Pend- 
ing. Of these, $31,709,02 has been received and paid over. 



50 



ATTORNEY- GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 



TABLE 



Showing the Number and Character of Criminal Cases pending on 
Questions of Law in the Supreme Judicial Court during the Year 
ending Jan. 21, 1891, and the Disp)Osition thereof. 







a 


^ 


^ 


<u'« •> 






s: ^ 




o 


o o ? 








.= 3 


a 


= uo 


OFFENCES. 


i 


li 
■§ § 


111 


11 


5„ 61) 

III! 




o 


c -^ 


p 


< 


^ 


Aboi'tion, 








1 




Adulterated milk, sale of, 




2 


_ 


_ 


_ 


Adultery, 




1 


_ 


_ 


_ 


Arson, 




2 


_ 


_ 


_ 


Assault, 




1 


_ 


_ 


_ 


Assault with dangerous weapon. 




1 


_ 


_ 


_ 


Assault upon an officer, . 




1 


- 


- 


_ 


Breaking and entering in the night- 












time, 




1 


_ 


_ 


_ 


Bread, illegal sale, . 

Disorderly house, .... 




1 


- 


_ 


_ 




1 


- 


- 


_ 


Embezzlement, . . . . 




_ 


1 


1 


- 


False pretences, .... 




~ 


- 


1 


- 


Forgery, 






- 


1 


_ 


Idle anil disorderly jjerson. 




1 


- 


- 


_ 


Illegal lishing, 




2 


- 


- 


1 


Larceny, 




8 


- 


- 


1 


Larceny from the person, 




1 


_ 


_ 


_ 


Liquor, illegal sale of, . 


14 


11 


2 


1 


_ 


Liquor, illegal keejiing of. 


18 


y 


- 


3 


6 


Liquor, illegal transportation of, . 




1 


- 


- 


1 


Liquor nuisance, .... 


37 


2.5 


1 


5 


6 


Oleomargarine, illegal sale of. 




1 


- 


- 


_ 


Seduction, 




1 


_ 


_ 


_ 


Subornation, perjury. 




_ 


1 


_ 


_ 


Suit on recognizance, 




1 


_ 


_ 


_ 


Selling polls, 


2 




- 


- 


2 


Totals, . . . . 


102 


67 


5 


13 


17 



1891.] 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No, 12. 



51 



TABLE OF CASES. 



TABLE 



SJiowing the Number of Criminal Cases pending on Questions of 
Laio in the Supreme Judicial Court during the Year ending 
Jan. 21, 1891, and the Disposition thereof hy Counties. 







& 5 


2 i 


- 


S'BS: 


















« 


s a 


^ 


"3 = C 


COUNTIES. 




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1 i 


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11 


nil 




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ft o 




<5 


1^ 


Barnstable, 


4 


3 








Bristol, 


9 


7 




2 


_ 


Essex, 


14 


8 




1 


4 


Hampden, 


I 


1 








Middlesex, ..... 


30 


19 




5 


5 


Nantucket, 


1 


1 




_ 




Norfolk 


3 


1 




- 


1 


Plymouth 


10 


5 




5 


- 


Suffolk 


23 


16 






7 


Worcester, 


7 


6 




_ 


- 


Totals, 


102 


68 


5 


13 


17 



.52 ATTORNEY-GEXERAL'S REPORT. [Jnn. 



CKIMmAL CASES. 



Barnstable Countt. 

Commonwealth vs. Benjamin Brown. S. J. C. Seduction. 
Exceptions (to admission of evidence and rulings). Over- 
ruled. 

Commonwealth vs. James Keenan. S. J. C. Liquor nuisance. 
Exceptions (to admission of evidence and rulings upon ques- 
tions of agency). Sustained. 

Commonwealth vs. Thomas McDerraott. S. J. C. Liquor nui- 
sance. Exceptions (variance). Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Arthur IManchester. S. J. C. Report. Men- 
haden fishery case. Judgment on the verdict. Appealed 
to U. S. Supreme Court. 



Bristol County. 

Commonwealth vs. Joseph Marcotte. S. J. C. Illegal sale of 
butterine. Exceptions overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Lorenzo H. Francis. S. J. C. Liquor nui- 
sance. Exceptions overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Thomas H. Brenman. S. J. C. Illegal sale 
of intoxicating liquors. Exceptions overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Henry C. Slosson. S. J. C. Liquor nuisance. 
Exceptions overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Richard J. Dunleay. S. J. C False pre- 
tences. Exceptions. Argued, not yet decided. 

Commonwealth vs. Patrick O'Kean. S. J. C. Liquor nuisance. 
Exceptions overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. James H. Kelley. S. J. C. Liquor nuisance. 
Exceptions overruled. 



1891.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 53 

Commonwealth vs. Jeremiah F. Harringtou. S. J. C. Larceny. 
Exceptions overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Charles Gagne. S. J. C. Illegal keeping of 
intoxicating liquors. Exceptions. Argued, not yet decided. 



Essex County. 

Commonwealth vs. Thomas J. Dempsey. S. J. C. Murder of 
Clarence J. Wiley. Plea of guilty of murder in the second 
degree accepted. 

Commonwealth vs. Timothy Cleary (two cases), S. J. C. Illegal 
keeping intoxicating liquors. Exceptions. Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Patrick H. Murray. S. J. C. Liquor nui- 
sance. Exceptions overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. William Stevens. S. J. C. Illegal sale of 
intoxicating liquors. Exceptions overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. John Homer. S. J. C. Abortion. Dying 
declaration. Report. Argued, but not decided. 

Commonwealth vs. John Ford. S. J. C. Assault. Exceptions. 
Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. George Oslington. S. J. C. Disorderly and 
ill-governed house. Exceptions. Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Richard O'Brien (two cases). S. J. C. Ille- 
gal keeping of intoxicating liquors. Exceptions. Over- 
ruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Daniel Mahoney. S. J. C. Illegal sale of 
cider. Exceptions sustained. 

Commonwealth vs. Charles J. Bickum. S. J. C. Liquor nui- 
sance. Exceptions. (Motion to quash.) Not yet heard. 

Commonwealth vs. Steven Jewett. S. J. C. Illegal keeping 
intoxicating liquors. Exceptions (to evidence). Not 3'et 
heard. 

Commonwealth vs. Augustus F. Mead. S. J. C. Illegal keep- 
ing intoxicating liquors. Exceptions (to evidence). Not 
yet heard. 

Commonwealth t's. Daniel Calhean. S. J. C. Report. Liquor nui- 
sance. (Evidence.) Not yet heard. 



54 ATTORNEY- GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 



Franklin CouNxr. 

Commonwealth vs. Lincoln J. Randall. S. J. C. Murder of 
David Marcus Randall. Not guilty. 



Hampden County. 

Commonwealth vs. H. H. Waters. S. J. C. Illegal sale of 
intoxicating liquor. Exceptions (motion in arrest of judg- 
ment) . Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. John Bessette. Murder of Sophia Bessette. 
Counsel assigned. Pending. 

Commonwealth vs. Edward F. Costello. Murder of "William A. 
Costello. Counsel assigned. Pendiuo-. 



Hampshire County. 

Commonwealth vs. Jonathan Brigham Davis. Murder of Eva 
Mabel Holdeu. Pending. 



Middlesex County. 

Commonwealth vs. Patrick Lynch. S. J. C. Exposing and 
keeping for sale intoxicating liquors. Exceptions (to evi- 
dence) . Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. George T. Smith et al. S. J. C. Arson. 
Exceptions. (Motion to quash.) Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. William T. Patten. S. J. C. Illegal trans- 
portation of intoxicating liquors. Exceptions (to evidence) . 
Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Cornelius Lane. S. J. C. Liquor nuisance. 
Exceptions (to evidence). Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Henry H. Oakes, Thomas Keane and Fred C. 
Newton. S. J. C. Illegal keeping of intoxicating liquors. 
Exceptions. (INIotion in arrest of judgment.) Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. M. F. McCluskey. S. J. C. Embezzlement. 
Exceptions (to filing motion to quash) . Sustained. 

Commonwealth vs. Lawrence G. Costello. S. J. C. Embezzle- 
ment. Exceptions (to sufficiency of indictment). Argued, 
not vet decided. 



1891.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 55 

Commonwealth vs. Robert J. Patterson. S. J. C. Liquor nui- 
sance. Exceptions (to evidence and rulings) . Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. William Gay. S. J. C. Liquor nuisance. 
Exceptions. Argued, not yet decided. 

Commonwealth vs. John A. Hamilton. S. J. C. Illegal sale of 
milk. Exceptions (to evidence) . Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. James E. Carney. S. J. C. Illegal keeping 
intoxicating liquors. Exceptions (to evidence) . Argued, not 
yet decided. 

Commonwealth vs. Frank E. Shaw. S. J. C. Illegal keeping 
intoxicating liquors. Exceptions (to evidence) . Argued, not 
yet decided. 

Commonwealth vs. .Joseph Carney. S. J. C. Liquor nuisance. 
Exceptions. (Motion to quash.) Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Edward Smith. S. J. C. Liquor nuisance. 
Exceptions (to evidence) . Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Andrew C. Stevens. S. J. C. Liquor nui- 
sance. Exceptions (to evidence) . Argued, not yet decided. 

Commonwealth vs. .John Kavanaugh. S. J. C. Liquor nuisance. 
Exceptions. (Motion to quash.) Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Margaret Haley. S. J. C. Arson. Excep- 
tions (to evidence) . Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Jeremiah Meeney. S. J. C. Liquor nuisance. 
Exceptions. (Motion in arrest of judgment.) Not yet heard. 

Commonwealth vs. Charles E. Brown et al. S. J. C. Liquor nui- 
sance. Exceptions. (Motion in arrest of judgment.) Not 
yet heard. 

Commonwealth vs. John Marble. S. J. C. Illegal keeping intoxi- 
cating liquors. Exceptions. (Motion to dismiss.) Not yet 
heard. 

Commonwealth vs. William Gay. S. J. C. Liquor nuisance. 
Exceptions. (Motion to dismiss.) Not yet heard. 

Commonwealth vs. Henry S. Brown et al. S. J. C. Illegal trans- 
portation of intoxicating liquors. Exceptions (to rulings). 
Not yet heard. 

Commonwealth vs. John O'Donnell. S. J. C. Assault with a 
dangerous weapon. Exceptions. (Motion to dismiss.) 
Overruled. 



56 ATTORNEY- GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Commonwealth vs. AV^illiam McDonough. S. J. C. Liquor nui- 
sance. Exceptions (to ruling as to closing of shutters). 
Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Ebenezer S. Sawtelle. S. J. C. Liquor nui- 
sance. Exceptions (to ruling as to painted glass windows) . 
Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Luke Nally. S. J. C. Liquor nuisance. 
Exceptions (as to evidence). Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Henry H. Oakes, Thomas Keane and Fred C. 
Newton. S. J. C. Illegal keeping of intoxicating liquors. 
Exceptions (to evidence). Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. James Vahey. S. J. C. Liquor nuisance. 
Exceptions (to evidence). Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Bridget Eagan. S. J. C. Liquor nuisance 
Exceptions (to evidence). Overruled. 

Commonwealth ^'.s. Jeremiah Meaney. S. J. C. Liquor nuisance. 
Exceptions (to evidence). Overruled. 



Nantucket Counti'. 

Commonwealth vs. James Flood. S. J. C. Adultery. Excep- 
tions (to ruling as to privileged communications). Over- 
ruled. 

Commonwealth vs. John F. Brown. S. J. C. Forgery. Excep- 
tions (motion in arrest on judgment ; question of jurisdiction). 
Talien to United States Supreme Court on writ of error. 



Norfolk Coukty. 

Commonwealth vs. Charles L. Prescott. S. J. C. Violation of 
section 58, chapter 91, Public Statutes. Exceptions. (Motion 
to quash.) Overruled. 

Commonw^ealth vs. Charles L. Prescott. S. J. C. Violation of 
section 58, chapter 91, Public Statutes. Exceptions. 
(Motion in arrest of judgment.) Not yet heard. 

Commonwealth vs. Patrick Fay. S. J. C. Illegal sale of intoxi- 
cating liquor. Exceptions (to right of standing justice to 
hear case). Motion in arrest of judgment granted. 

Commonwealth vs. Walter H. Pray. Murder of Verner M. 
Fisher. Indictment found Dec. 5, 1889. Defendant 
adjudged insane, and sent to Taunton Lunatic Hospital 
Indictment filed 



181)1.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 57 

Commonwealth vs. Saladin Cook. S. J. C. Murder of Dennis 
Ryan, by shooting. Defendant adjudged insane, and sent to 
Taunton Lunatic Hospital. Indictment filed. 



Plymouth County. 

Commonwealth vs. John Lear. S. J. C. Liquor nuisance. 
Exceptions overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Louis Lattinvilie. S. J. C. Liquor nuisance. 
Exceptions. Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Rosauna and Edward Hagan. S. J. C. 
Liquor nuisance. Exceptions. Argued, not yet decided. 

Commonwealth vs. William Cutler. S. J. C. Illegal sale of 
mortgaged property. Exceptions. Argued, not yet decided. 

Commonwealth vs. William Mclntee. S. J. C. Liquor nuisance. 
Exceptions. Argued, not yet decided. 

Commonwealth vs. John McCarty. S. J. C. Forgery. Excep- 
tions. Argued, not yet decided. 

Commonwealth vs. Catherine Chamberlain. S. J. C. Liquor 
nuisance. Exceptions overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Julia Sullivan. S. J. C. Illegal sale of intox- 
icating liquors. ^xGeiftions (autrefois acquit). Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. John Kane. S. J. C. Liquor nuisance. 
Exceptions (to rulings) overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. James Quinlan. S. J. C. Liquor nuisance. 
Exceptions. (Motion to quash.) Argued, not yet decided. 



Suffolk County. 

Commonwealth vs. Mary Hamill. S. J. C. Illegal sale of liquor. 
Exceptions (to evidence). Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Emma J. Lunt. S. J. C. Larceny. Excep- 
tions (to evidence). Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Patrick Tangney. S. J. C. Illegal keeping 
of intoxicating liquors. Exceptions (motion in arrest of 
judgment) . Not yet heard. 

Commonwealth vs. Charles C. Cowlishaw. S. J. C. Murder. 
Plea of guilty by defendant of murder in the second degree. 
Excepted. Prisoner sentenced to State Prison for life. 



58 ATTORNEY- GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Commonwealth vs. Albert Trenholm. S. J. C. Illegal keeping 
of intoxicating liquors. Exceptions (to evidence). Not yet 
heard. 

Commonwealth vs. Bridget Lydon. S. J. C. Liquor nuisance. 
Exceptions (to evidence). Not yet heard. 

Commonwealth vs. Myron L. Wetherbee. S. J. C. Illegal sale 
of milk. Exceptions (to evidence). Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Andrew McArthur. S. J. C. Illegal sale of 
bread. Exceptions (to evidence). Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Mary Taylor. S. J. C. Illegal keeping of 
intoxicating liquors. Exceptions (to evidence). Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Alice Loraine. S. J. C. Idle and disorderly 
person. Exceptions (to ruling as to what constitutes). 
Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Ellen Broker. S. J. C. Illegal sale of intox- 
icating liquors. Exceptions. (Motion to quash.) Over- 
ruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Fred L. Whitcomb. S. J. C. Illegal keeping 
of intoxicating liquors. Exceptions (to evidence). Over- 
ruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Lucy M. Gove. S. J. C. Suit on recogni- 
zance. I^xceptions (to rulings on provisions of section 48, 
chapter 212, Public Statutes). Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Miles McMahon. S. J. C. Illegal sale of 
intoxicating liquors. Exceptions (to evidence). Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Dennis H. Lannan. S. J. C. Larceny. Ex- 
ceptions (to sufficiency of evidence) . Not yet heard. 

Commonwealth vs. Timothy Murphy. S. J. C. Illegal keeping 
of intoxicating liquors. Exceptions (to evidence). Not yet 
heard. 

Commonwealth vs. William Hennessey, alias William Hensy. S. 
J. C. Murder of Catherine Hennessey, by beating. Indict- 
ment noU pross'd. Defendant tried and convicted of man- 
slaughter. 

Commonwealth vs. Arthur E. Root. S. J. C. Illegal sale of 
oleomargarine. Report. Report discharged. 

Commonwealth vs. Charles Wilson. S. J. C. Breaking and 
entering in the night-time. Exceptions (to ruling). 
Overruled. 



1891.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 59 

Commonwealth vs. Fanny AUman and Stephen "Wood. S. J. C. 
Illegal sale of intoxicating liquor. Exceptions (to joinder of 
defendants). Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. David Murray. S. J. C. Larceny from the 
person. Exceptions (to rulings) . Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Annie Ducey. S. J. C. Illegal sale of intoxi- 
cating liquors. Exceptions (to rulings). Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Dennis J. Bowen. S. J. C. Illegal sale of 
intoxicating liquors. Exceptions (to rulings) . Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Benjamin F. Taylor. Murder of Wilder F. 
Hutchings. Pending. 

Commonwealth vs. Daniel H.Wilson. Murder of Annie C. AVilson. 
Pending. / 

Commonwealth vs. Thomas Wason. S. J. C. Selling pools. 
Exceptions. (Motion to quash evidence.) Not yet heard. 

Commonwealth vs. Patrick Clancy. Same. 



Worcester County. 

Commonwealth vs. William H. Ryan. S. J. C. Liquor nuisance. 
Exceptions (to ruling upon question of club house). Over- 
ruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Edward Smith. S. J. C. Assault upon an 
officer. Exceptions (to evidence). Overruled. 

Commonwealth's. William E. Barker. S. J. C. Liquor nuisance. 
Exceptions (to ruling upon question of club house) . Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Nathaniel S. Jacobs. S. J. C. Liquor nui- 
sance. Exceptions (to ruling upon question of club house). 
Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. John Maloney (two cases). S. J. C. Liquor 
nuisance. Exceptions (to evidence). Overruled. 

Commonwealth vs. Henry N. Stone. S. J. C. Subornation of 
perjury. Exceptions (to sufficiency of indictment). Sustained. 

Commonwealth vs. William Powers. S. J. C. Larceny. Excep- 
tions (to evidence that silver certificates are United States 
notes) . Overruled. 



60 ATTORNEY- GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 



requisitio:n^ papers. 



Seiit to this Department by His ExceUe7icy the Governor for 
Examination and Report thereon. 



Jan. 13. On the governor of Connecticut, for George T. 
Rood, for the crime of cheating by means of false 
pretences. Advised to issue. 

Jan. 17. On the governor of Pennsj'lvania, for Frank D. Les- 
clide, for the crime of false pretences. Advised to 
issue, the pa^jers having been amended. 

Jan. 30. On the governor of Connecticut, for Frank Lee, for 
the crime of breaking and entering in the night- 
time with intent to commit larceny. Advised to 
issue. 

Feb. 7. On the governor of New Hampshire, for Henry L. 
Rooks, for the crime of fleeing to escape sentence 
for conviction of keeping a liquor nuisance. Advised 

to issue. 

Feb. 7. On the governor of New York, for Alfred \Y. Green, 
alias A. W. Ronald, alias A. W. Donald, for the 
crime of embezzlement. Advised to issue. 

Feb. 10. On the governor of Vermont, for William L. Strick- 
land, for the crime of obtaining money under false 
pretences. Advised to issue. 

Feb. 18. On the governor of New York, for George Krewolf, 
for the crime of embezzlement. Advised to issue. 

Feb. 20. On the governor of New York, for Frank H. Ful- 
ler, for the crime of selling personal property held 
on conditional sale. Advised to issue. 

Feb. 26. From the governor of Vermont, for E. A. Kathan, 
for the crime of criminal libel. Papers held for 
amendment. 



1891.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT— No. 12. 61 

Feb. 28. Same case. Advised to issue, papers having been 
sufficiently amended. 

Feb. 28. On the governor of New York, for Patrick J. Hauley, 
for the crime of breaking and entering in the night- 
time with intent to commit larceny. Advised to 
issue. 

March 4. On the governor of Maryland, for William P. 
Brosius, for th^ crime of larceny. Advised to 
issue. 

March 6. On the governor of New York, for Samuel S. Ful- 
ler, for the crime of embezzlement. Advised to 
issue. 

March 10. On the governor of Connecticut, for George A Bar- 
ton, for the crime of escaping from house of cor- 
rection. Advised to issue. 

March 11. From the governor of Pennsylvania, for C Oliver 
Parker and Robert B. Leitch, for the crime of lar- 
ceny, larceny by bailee, and receiver of stolen 
goods. Advised to issue. 

March 12. On the governor of New York, for Patrick Farring- 
ton, for the crime of breaking and entering with 
intent to steal , and receiving stolen goods. Advised 
to issue. 

March 20. From the governor of New Hampshire, for Joseph 
Flaherty, for the crime of fighting by appointment. 
Advised to issue, the papers having been amended. 

March 21. On the governor of New Jersey, for William W. 
Tyler, for the crime of unlawfully selling mort- 
gaged property. Advised to issue. 

March 22. On the governor of New York, for Zephrin J. Lucie 
and Aleck McKennon, for the crime of assault with 
a dangerous weapon. Advised to issue. 

April 2. From the governor of New York, for J. M. Pees and 
D. O'Connell, for the crime of robbery in the first 
degree. Advised not to issue, the papers being 
insufficient. 

April 5. On the governor of New York, for Joseph Younger- 
man, for the crime of forgery and uttering. Ad- 
vised to issue. 

April 14. From the governor of Michigan, for Stephen BuUis, 
for the crime of embezzlement. Advised to issue. 



62 ATTORNEY-GENEHAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

April 14. From the governor of New York, for J. M. Rees and 
D. O'Conuell, for the crime of robbery. Advised 
not to issue. 

April 26. From the governor of New York, for William H. 
Vinal, for the crime of conspiracy, — false state- 
ments concerning bonds and stock. Hearings and 
report thereon. 

April 29. From the governor o*f New York, for Frank Malir 
and Morris Shea, for the crime of burglary. Ad- 
vised to issue. 

April 30. From the governor of Connecticut, for James Lyons, 
alias Samuel A. Rogers, for the crime of theft and 
escape from prison. Advised to issue. 

April 30. From the governor of New Hampshire, for Fred Law- 
rence, for the crime of obtaining property by false 
pretences. Advised to issue, the papers having 
been amended. 

May 5. From the governor of Illinois, for Timothy Sullivan, 
for the crime of assault with intent to kill. Ad- 
vised to issue. 

May 21. From the governor of New York, for Charles W. 
Leonard and Henry Sawyer, for the crime of grand 
larceny. Advised to issue as to Leonard, but not 
as to Sawyer, there being no affidavit that Sawyer 
was a fugitive from justice. 

May 29. On the governor of Maine, for Frederick O. H. 
Bowen, alias Fred. Bowen, for the crime of breaking 
and entering. Advised to issue, additional affi- 
davit having been supplied. 

May 31. From the governor of Maine, for Orison Huff and 
Sarah A. Lord, alias Sarah A. Howe, for the crime 
of adultery. Advised to issue. 

June 5. From the governor of Michigan, for Aleck Dubenske, 
for the crime of murder. Advised not to issue, the 
papers being insufficient. 

June 12. On the governor of Connecticut, for George A. Barton, 
for the crime of escaping from the house of correc- 
tion. Advised to issue. 

June 14. On the governor of Pennsylvania, for Daniel B. Wal- 
lace, for the crime of embezzlement. Advised to 
issue, additional affidavit being supplied. 



1891.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 63 

June 24. From the governor of New York, for Antonia Privato, 
for the crime of grand larceny. Advised to issue. 

July 8. On the governor of New York, for Frank A. Miller, 
for the crime of larceny. Advised to issue, the 
papers having been amended. 

July 8. On the governor of New York, for James H. Berry, 
for the crime of breaking and entering, and lar- 
ceny. Advised to issue, the papers having been 
amended. 

July 12. From the governor of Rhode Island, for William 
Sullivan, alias AYilliam Slasher, for the crime of 
embezzlement. Advised not to issue, the papers 
being insufficient. 

July 21. From the governor of Illinois, for Charles McDonald, 
for the crime of larceny. Advised to issue. 

July 24. On the governor of New York, for Zephaniali T. 
Parker, for the crime of adultery. Advised to 
issue. 

July 30. From the governor of New York, for Nelson E. 
Weeks, for the crime of rape. Advised to issue. 

Aug. 6. On the governor of New York, for Charles J. Currier, 
alias Charles J. Emerson, for the crime of larceny 
in a building. Advised to issue. 

Aug. 27. On the governor of New York, for Frederick Kimball, 
for the crime of embezzlement. Advised to issue. 

Aug. 28. On the governor of New York, for Louis Schaffer, for 
the crime of fraudulently concealing property, and 
larceny. Advised to issue. 

Sept. 4. From the governor of Tennessee, for F. W. Jordan, 
for the crime of fraudulent breach of trust, and' 
obtaining money under false pretences. Advised 
not to issue, the papers being defective. 

Sept. 6. On the governor of New York, for William Bardon, 
alias Leroy Bailey, for the crime of larceny in a 
building. Advised to issue. 

Sept. 10. On the governor of Maine, for Fred Z. Rogers, for 
the crime of obtaining money under false pretences. 
Advised to issue. 



64 ATTORN 1<:Y- GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Sept. 16. Oil the governor of New Jersey, for Michael Sullivan, 
for the crime of breaking and entering a building 
in the night-time with intent to commit robbery. 
Advised to issue, after amendment of papers. 

Sept. 26. From the governor of New York, for James E. 
Mitchell, for the crime of forgery. Advised to 
issue. 

Oct. 2. On the governor of New Hampshire, for Thomas 
Coleman, alias John Coleman, alias John Smith, 
for the crime of larceny. Advised to issue. 

Oct. 8. On the governor of New York, for William Slade, 
alias William Claude Slade, for the crime of break- 
ing and entering a building with intent to steal 
therein, and receiving stolen goods. Advised to 
issue. 

Oct. 16. On the governor of New York, for Marjorique Gog- 
non, for the crime of breaking and entering a build- 
ing in the night-time, and larceny therefrom. 
Advised to issue. 

Oct. 22. On the governor of New York, for Robert Mather, 
for the crime of concealing personal property on a 
conditional contract of sale. Advised to issue. 

Nov. 11. From the goA'ernor of Colorado, for Charles R. Cope- 
land, for the crime of embezzlemeut. Advised to 
issue. 

Nov. 12. On the governor of Rhode Island, for John M. 
Brownell, for the crime of illegal fishing in Buz- 
zard's Bay. Advised not to issue. 

Nov. 12. On the governor of Virginia, for Ray Gould, for the 
crime of breaking and entering a building with 
intent to steal therein, and receiving stolen goods. 
Advised to issue. 

Nov. 26. From the governor of New Hampshire, for Richard 
F. Briggs, alias T. B. Whitney, for the crime of 
obtaining money under false pretences. Advised 
to issue. 

Dec. 10. On the governor of New York, for William E. Kelley, 
for the crime of escaping from prison. Advised to 
issue. 

Dec. 15. On the governor of Connecticut, for Morris Murphy, 
for the crime of horse stealing. Advised to issue. 



1891.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — Xo. 12. 65 

Dec. 31. From the governor of Pennsylvania, for William 
Stetson, alias English Bill, for the crime of larceny. 
Hearing and report. Advised not to issue. 

1S91. 

Jan. 9. On the governor of New York, for James H. Haley 
of Hampshire County, for the crime of assault with 
a dangerous weapon. Advised to issue. 

Jan. 13. On the governor of New York, for James Holmes, 
alias James Grotty, Wm. Crotty, Walter J. Cum- 
mings, Michael Clarke, James Moore, William 
Carroll, for the crime of larceny (habitual criminal) . 
Advised to issue. 

Jan. 15. On the governor of New Hampshire, for Paul Noe, 
for the crime of breaking and entering, and larceny 
in a railroad car. Advised to issue. 



C,Q ATTORNEY- GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 



CASES. 



Requirinrj the Attorney-General's Siqyervision, though not conducted 
by him. 

Attorney-General ex rel. vs. James 0. Parker. S. J. C. Trust. 
Pending. 

Attorney-General ex rel. vs. William B. Washburn et al. Chari- 
table trust. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Hawes Place Congregational Church 
and the Second Hawes Congregational Society vs. Trustees of 
the Hawes Fund of Boston. S. J. C. Not yet heard. 

West Parish in Barnstable et al. vs. the Inhabitants of the Town 
of Barnstable et al. and Attorney-General. S. J. C. Execu- 
tion of school trust. Pending. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Samuel Patch and William Guinan vs. 
Henry P. Sherman and Henry W. Howe, Commissioners of 
Public Buildings. Quo vmrranto to try title. Pending. 

Francis J. Stratton et al. vs. the Attorney-General. S. J. C. 
Charitable trust. Pending. 

George White, Executor, vs. City of Boston et al. Pending. 

In re Estate of AVilliara Hale. Probate court. Claim of next of 
kin. Pending. 

In re the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. Petition 
for transfer of funds. Pending. 

In re Sarah C. Bent. Petition for interpretation of will of Sarah 
T. Chaplin. Pending. 



1891.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 67 

The Attorney-General ex rel. Charles L. Ayer et al. vs. the Fisk- 
dale Mills. Information for injunction to prevent drawing 
water from Alum Pond. Pending. 

Trustees of William Appleton estate. Probate court. Petition 
for instructions as to will ; change in investment of funds. 

Petition of John J. Williams for leave to sell real estate in Lowell, 
Middlesex. S. J. C. Service accepted. Pending. 

The Attorney-General ex rel. the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Ipswich vs. the Inhabitants of the Town of Essex. Infor- 
mation for an injunction restraining the digging of clams. 
Pending. 

The Attorney-General vs. the Proprietors of Rowe's Wharf. 
S. J. C. Information for an injunction. Injunction peridenfe 
lite granted. Pending. 

The Attorney-General vs. the Day Cordage Company. Informa- 
tion for an injunction. Pending. 

The Attorney-General by information vs. the Inhabitants of Clin- 
ton. Public nuisance. Dismissed. 



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Year En^ding Jais^uary 20, 1892. 



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1892.