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EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF 
HUMAN SERVICES 

Office of the Secretary 

Room 904 

100 Cambridge Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 02202 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT .... .... No. 12 



Commonfomltlj jof lltassatjjuseits 



REPORT 



ATTORNEY-GENEBAL 



Year ending January 17, 1906. 




BOSTON : 
WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Square. 
1906. ' 



Canxmanfoeiiltl] of |$assacbusjetts* 



Office of the Attorney-General, 

Boston, Jan. 17, 1906. 

To the Honorable the President of the Senate. 

I have the honor to transmit herewith my report for the 

year ending this day. 

Very respectfully, 

HERBERT PARKER, 

Attorney- General. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



PAGE 

Roster, vii 

Appropriation and Expenditures, viii 

Cases attended to by this Office, ix 

Capital Cases, x 

The Courts, xiv 

Foreign Corporations, xv 

Corrupt Practices Act, xv 

Corporate Holdings of Stock, xviii 

Office of the Attorney-General, xviii 

Opinions, 1 

Informations at the Relation of the Treasurer, .... 69 
Informations at the Relation of the Commissioner of Corpora- 
tions, 79 

Informations at the Relation of Private Persons, .... 82 

Informations at the Relation of Civil Service Commissioners, . 82 

Applications refused and otherwise disposed of, . . . . 83 

Grade Crossings, 84 

Land-damage Cases arising from the Alteration of Grade Cross- 
ings, 101 

Corporate Applications for Dissolution, 103 

Corporations required without Suit to file Tax Returns, . . 105 

Corporations required without Suit to file Certificate of Condition, 109 

Collateral Inheritance Tax Cases, 120 

Public Charitable Trusts 150 

Suits conducted in Behalf of State Boards and Commissions, . 154 

Metropolitan Park Commission, 154 

Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board, .... 155 

Massachusetts Highway Commission, 162 

Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners, .... 163 

Miscellaneous Cases from Above Commissions, . . . 163 
Cases arising under the Act limiting the Height of Buildings 

in the Vicinity of the State House, 167 

State Board of Charity, 167 

Miscellaneous Cases, 170 

Corporation Tax Collections, 182 

Miscellaneous Collections, 187 

Extradition and Interstate Rendition, 193 

Rules of Practice in Interstate Rendition, . .... 197 



CommonhMaltJ} oi lltassarjju^tfs. 



OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL, 
State House. 



Attorney- General. 
HERBERT PARKER. 



Robert G. Dodge. 
Arthur W. DeGoosh. 



Assistants. 

Frederick H. Nash. 
Frederic B. Greenhalge. 
Fred T. Field. 



Law Clerk. 
Andrew Marshall. 

Chief Clerk. 
Louis H. Freese 



viii ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 1906. 



STATEMENT OF APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURES. 



Appropriation for 1905 $40,000 00 

Expenditures. 

For law library, $424 25 

For salaries of assistants, 13,400 00 

For additional legal services, 4,906 28 

For collection of Spanish war claims against national gov- 
ernment, 1,549 23 

For clerks, . 4,667 93 

For stenographers, 2,291 41 

For messengers, 1,385 16 

For office expenses, 2,688 08 

For court expenses,* 2,402 51 

Total expenditures, $33,714 85 

Costs collected, 421 58 

Net expenditure, $33,293 27 



* Of this amount, $421.58 has heen collected as costs of suits, and paid to the 
Treasurer of the Commonwealth. 



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Office of the Attorney-General, 

Boston, Jan. 17, 1906. 
To the General Court. 

In compliance with Revised Laws, chapter 7, section 8, 
I submit my report for the year ending this day. 

The cases requiring the attention of the office during the 
year, to the number of 2,534, are tabulated below : — 

Bastardy complaints, 4 

Collateral inheritance tax cases, 402 

Corporate collections made, 295 

Corporation returns enforced without suit 466 

Dissolutions of corporations, voluntary petitions for, ... 58 

Extradition and interstate rendition, 57 

Grade crossings, petitions for abolition of, 160 

Height of buildings, limitation of, cases arising therefrom, . . 12 
Informations at relation of Civil Service Commission, ... 1 
Informations at the relation of the Commissioner of Corporations, 269 
Informations at the relation of private persons, .... 8 
Informations at the relation of the Treasurer and Receiver-Gen- 
eral 89 

Indictments for murder, 14 

Land-damage cases arising through the alteration of grade cross- 
ings, .15 

Land-damage cases arising from the taking of land by the Harbor 

and Land Commissioners, 4 

Land-damage cases arising from the taking of land by the Massa- 
chusetts Highway Commission, 18 

Land-damage cases arising from the taking of land by the Metro- 
politan Park Commission, 24 

Land-damage cases arising from the taking of land by the Metro- 
politan Water and Sewerage Board, 215 

Miscellaneous cases arising from the work of the above-named 

commissions, 87 

Miscellaneous cases, 154 

Public charitable trusts, 43 

Settlement cases for support of insane paupers, .... 23 



x ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Capital Cases. 
Indictments for murder pending at the date of the last 
annual report have been disposed of as follows : — 

Angles Sxell, indicted in Bristol County, November, 

1903, for the murder of Tillinghast Kirby. He was ar- 
raigned Nov. 18, 1903, and pleaded not guilty. Hugo A. 
Dubuque and James P. Doran were assigned by the court 
as counsel for the defendant. In September, 1904, the de- 
fendant was tried by a jury before Aiken and Schofield, JJ. 
The result was a verdict of guilty of murder in the first 
degree. On Sept. 30, 1904, the defendant filed exceptions, 
which were overruled by the Supreme Judicial Court on 
Sept. 8, 1905. On Oct. 13, 1905, the defendant was sen- 
tenced to be executed. This sentence was commuted to 
imprisonment for life by the Governor, with the approval 
of the Executive Council. 

Nicholas Di Flavio, indicted in Essex County, May, 

1904, for the murder of Giacomo Grassi, at Haverhill, May 
8, 1904. He was arraigned May 19, 1904, and pleaded not 
guilty. Edmund B. Fuller, Esq., was assigned by the court 
as counsel for the defendant. On May 31, 1905, the de- 
fendant retracted his former plea of not guilty, and pleaded 
guilty of manslaughter. This plea was accepted by the gov- 
ernment, and thereupon he was sentenced to State Prison 
for not less than ten nor more than twelve years. The case 
was in charge of District Attorney W. Scott Peters. 

Joseph H. Seaton, indicted in Hampden County, May, 
1904, for the murder of Estelle Taylor, at Springfield, 
March 11, 1904. He was arraigned May 9, 1904, and 
pleaded not guilty. Edward A. McClintock was assigned 
by the court as counsel for the defendant. The defendant 
afterwards retracted his former plea of not guilty, and 
pleaded guilty of murder in the second degree. This plea 
was accepted by the government, and thereupon he was sen- 
tenced to State Prison for life. The case was in charge of 
District Attorney John F. Noxon. 



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Antonio Caracciolo, indicted in Hampden County, 
December, 1904, for the murder of Giuseppe La Rosa, at 
Springfield, Nov. 13, 1904. He was arraigned Dec. 28, 
1904, and pleaded not guilty. S. S. Taft, Esq., and James 
E. Dunleavy, Esq., were assigned by the court as counsel 
for the defendant. The defendant has since retracted his 
former plea of not guilty, and pleaded guilty of manslaugh- 
ter. This plea was accepted by the government, and there- 
upon he was sentenced to State Prison for not less than 
seven nor more than ten years. This case was in charge of 
District Attorney John F. Noxon. 

Henry F. Bolles, indicted in Norfolk County, Decem- 
ber, 1904, for the murder of Annie M. Bolles and Joseph 
McMurray, at Brookline, Oct. 17, 1904. He was arraigned 
Dec. 22, 1904, and pleaded not guilty. Thomas E. Grover, 
Esq., and Frederick G. Katzmann, Esq., were assigned by 
the court as counsel for the defendant. On April 12, 1905, 
the defendant retracted his former plea of not guilty, and 
pleaded guilty of murder in the second degree. This plea 
was accepted by the government, and thereupon the de- 
fendant was sentenced to State Prison for life. The case 
was in charge of District Attorney Asa P. French. 

Indictments for murder found since the date of the last 
annual report have been disposed of as follows : — 

John Wainwright, indicted in Worcester County, Jan- 
uary, 1905, for the murder of Ada E. Lindlej^, at Worcester, 
Dec. 4, 1904. He was arraigned Jan. 27, 1905, and pleaded 
not guilty. John R. Thayer, Esq., and J. H. Meagher, 
Esq., were assigned by the court as counsel for the defend- 
ant. In June, 1905, the defendant was tried by a jury 
before Sherman, J. The result was a verdict of guilty of 
murder in the second degree. The defendant has not yet 
been sentenced. The case w r as in charge of District Attor- 
ney George S. Taft. 

John McPherson, alias, indicted in Worcester County, 
January, 1905, for the murder of Frank P. Sharkey, at 



xii ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Worcester, Oct. 3, 1904. He was arraigned Jan. 27, 1905, 
and pleaded not guilty. David O'Connell, Esq., was as- 
signed by the court as counsel for the defendant. On May 
22, 1905, the defendant retracted his former plea of not 
guilty, and pleaded guilty of murder in the second degree. 
This plea was accepted by the government, and he was 
thereupon sentenced to State Prison for life. The case was 
in charge of District Attorney George S. Taft. 

Augusta Engvall, indicted in Worcester County, Jan- 
uary, 1905, for the murder of an infant child, at Worcester, 
Nov. 5, 1904. She was arraign eel Jan. 27, 1905, and pleaded 
not guilty. John A. Thayer, Esq., was assigned by the court 
as counsel for the defendant. On Feb. 17, 1905, the defend- 
ant retracted her former plea of not guilty, and pleaded 
guilty of manslaughter. This plea was accepted by the gov- 
ernment, and thereupon she was sentenced to the Woman's 
Reformatory Prison. The case was in charge of District 
Attorney George S. Taft. 

Guiseppe Sabbatino, indicted in Norfolk County, Sep- 
tember, 1905, for the murder of Alfonso Tura, at Hyde 
Park, March 4, 1905. He was arraigned Sept. 9, 1905, 
and pleaded not guilty. Thomas E. Grover, Esq., and 
Frank Keezer, Esq., were assigned by the court as counsel 
for the defendant. Before the trial of this case the indict- 
ment was nol prossed so far as it involved the charge of 
murder in the first degree, and the defendant was tried and 
convicted of murder in the second degree. The case was 
in charge of District Attorney Asa P. French. 

Axtoxio Carpenito and James del Grosso, indicted in 
Plymouth County, March, 1905, for the murder of Thomas 
C. Malloy, at Brockton, on Feb. 8, 1905. They were 
arraigned March 14, 1905, and pleaded not guilty. Wil- 
liam H. Osborn, Esq., was assigned by the court as counsel 
for del Grosso, and Harvey H. Pratt, Esq., as counsel for 
Carpenito. In June, 1905, the defendants were tried by a 
jury before Maynard and Lawton, J J. The result was a 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. xiii 

verdict of guilty of murder in the second degree as to both 
defendants. The defendants were thereupon sentenced to 
State Prison for life. The case was in charge of District 
Attorney Asa P. French. 

Charles E. Tiedman, indicted in Hampden County, Sep- 
tember, 1905, for the murder of Elizabeth A. Tiedman, at 
Chester, Aug. 1, 1905. He was arraigned Sept. 20, 1905, 
and pleaded not guilty. William H. McClintock, Esq., 
and James H. Reiley, Jr., Esq., were assigned by the court 
as counsel for the defendant. The defendant has since re- 
tracted his former plea of not guilty, and pleaded guilty of 
murder in the second degree. This plea was accepted by 
the government, and thereupon the defendant was sentenced 
to State Prison for life. The case was in charge of District 
Attorney John F. Noxon. 

The following indictments for murder are now pending : — 

Charles L. Tucker, indicted in Middlesex County, 
June, 1904, for the murder of Mabel Page at Weston, 
March 31, 1904. He was arraigned June 16, 1904, and 
pleaded not guilty. James H. Vahey, Esq., and Charles 
H. Innes, Esq., were assigned by the court as counsel for 
the defendant. Trial, conducted for the Commonwealth by 
the Attorney-General, with District Attorney George A. 
Sanderson and Assistant District Attorney Hugh Bancroft, 
was entered upon Jan. 2, 1905. A verdict of guilty of 
murder in the first degree was returned by the jury. A 
motion for a new trial was heard and overruled by the trial 
court. The defendant's exceptions were likewise overruled 
by the Supreme Judicial Court. A motion for sentence 
upon the prisoner is now pending. 

John Schidlofski, alias John Cline, indicted in Middle- 
sex County, June, 1905, for the murder of Marciana Schid- 
lofski, at Belmont, on July 12, 1905. He was arraigned 
Sept. 8, 1905, and pleaded not guilty. Henry H. Wins- 
low, Esq., and Philip H. Sullivan, Esq., were assigned by 



xiv ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

the court as counsel for the defendant. No further action 
has been taken in this case. The case is in charge of Dis- 
trict Attorney George A. Sanderson. 



Michael Dwyer, indicted in Essex County, September, 
1905, for the murder of James Webb, at Lawrence, July 
29, 1905. The defendant has not yet been arraigned . The 
case is in charge of District Attorney W. Scott Peters. 

Original Jurisdiction of Supreme Judicial Court. 

St. 1905, c. 263, relieved the Supreme Judicial Court of 
original jurisdiction in actions of contract and replevin which 
were brought in that court to avoid the delay caused by the 
crowded condition of the docket of the Superior Court, which 
had concurrent jurisdiction. It appears that many such 
actions were brought in the Supreme Judicial Court shortly 
before the passage of the act of last year, which did not 
affect pending cases. I therefore recommend that the Legis- 
lature consider the advisability of transferring to the Superior 
Court all such pending cases, with possibly some provision 
which may prevent their being placed at the end of the 
present Superior Court lists. 

Superior Court. 
The rules governing the course of procedure in the Supe- 
rior Court, established pursuant to statutory authority, have 
been revised by the justices, and the same must be pub- 
lished for distribution throughout the Commonwealth for the 
guidance of the bar, the court officials and litigants. I am 
informed that heretofore the expense of such publication has 
been borne by the county of Suffolk. This burden ought 
not to be imposed upon any one county, since the expendi- 
ture is for the use and benefit of the people of the entire 
State. I am instructed that the cost of the new publication 
is estimated at $2,000. 1 therefore recommend that an ap- 
propriation of not less than that sum be made for that pur- 
pose, and for such other printing for the court as may be 
required, the same to be expended by the Superior Court or 
its order. 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. xv 

Foreign Corporations. 
A foreign corporation may be admitted to do business 
within the Commonwealth if any of the purposes defined in 
its charter are purposes which may legally be carried out by 
a domestic corporation. After a foreign corporation has 
come within the Commonwealth and filed the papers required 
by St. 1903, c. 437, §§ 58, 60, it sometimes engages in 
business which is prohibited by the laws or policy of this 
Commonwealth; and, while section 57 of that act prohibits 
the transaction of such business by a foreign corporation, 
there is no ready means pointed out in the statute for en- 
forcing that prohibition. I therefore recommend that the 
Legislature consider the advisability of enacting a law where- 
under the Attorney-General may proceed by information in 
the nature of quo warranto, or by some adequate process, 
against a foreign corporation which exercises or assumes, 
within this Commonwealth, any corporate rights, privileges 
or franchises not granted to it by the law of this Common- 
wealth or which are denied to domestic corporations; or 
which within the Commonwealth has violated or acted in 
contravention of any provision of its law ; or which exercises 
within the Commonwealth any corporate rights, privileges 
or franchises in a manner contrary to the public policy of 
this Commonwealth. 

The Corrupt Practices Act. 

Chapter 11 of the Revised Laws was amended by chapters 
375 and 380 of the Acts of 1904, with the intent that the 
requirements with regard to limitations upon, and publica- 
tions of, expenses of candidates for public office be made 
more specific and more comprehensive. 

Returns so required by the law are first subjected to the 
examination of municipal authorities in cases of local elec- 
tions, and to the examination of the Secretary of State in 
those of State offices. After such examination, returns not 
appearing to be in exact and formal compliance with the 
statutory provisions are referred to the Attorney-General 
for consideration, and such action as he may deem to be 



xvi ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

advisable. Consideration of questions with regard to ex- 
penditures is thus, so far as the action of the Attorney- 
General is concerned, confined to what appears upon the 
returns themselves. 

Two elections have been conducted since this charge was 
committed to the department of the Attorney-General. The 
returns of the last election have not yet been fully examined 
by me, nor has any final analysis been made of them, so that 
I have not jet been able to determine whether any proceed- 
ings thereon should be taken. 

The returns of the last previous election have been inves- 
tigated. All parties apparently delinquent were so notified 
by me, and save in a few cases of insignificant character 
have all presented explanations or further statements, re- 
lieving them of the appearance of intentional violation of 
law. On their face they have exhibited only technical or 
formal failures to comply with the law, nor have I discovered 
any evident attempt to evade or violate legal requirements. 
A general misconception of exact requirements with regard 
to expenditures and returns has, however, been evident, but 
a general regard for the substantial demands of the law has 
likewise been manifest. I have deemed it unwise and inex- 
pedient to resort to prosecution in any case as yet investi- 
gated by me, being of opinion that too stringent or severe 
action for merely formal non-compliance with the law would 
impose undue penalties upon those who have apparently 
intended to act in obedience to it. The number and evident 
frankness of the returns, disclosing apparently without any 
intentional concealment the nature and the amount of expend- 
itures made by candidates or in their behalf during the last 
State election, has revealed a very general and increasing 
recognition of the essential requirements of the law, espe- 
cially in its demand that such expenditures shall have fullest 
publicity. The very large sums of money admittedly ex- 
pended in the last political campaign and election require 
careful consideration, and may justify the imposition of 
some limitations beyond which expenditures for any pur- 
pose shall be absolutely forbidden. 

Public sentiment and individual action now appear to be 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. xvii 

in general accord with the purposes of this legislation, and 
I think there is reason to confidently expect its more com- 
plete recognition and adoption as it becomes more fully 
understood. Hereafter, a stricter compliance with its details 
may rightly be insisted upon. Already it has had salutary 
effect, and I believe it to be firmly established as an essen- 
tial feature of a sound and accepted public policy. 

Some further amendments of the statute are to be desired, 
particularly to avoid some possible ambiguity in its present 
phrase, and for the establishment of a more exact defini- 
tion of permissible expenditures and of those which are pro- 
hibited. Expenditures of money at primaries or on election 
days should be rigidly restricted, and all such forbidden ex- 
cept for actual transportation of voters who otherwise would 
be unable to attend. There should be a more specific dec- 
laration of the form and detail of returns. The obligation 
to make a return, whether there have been expenditures or 
not, should be absolutely and clearly set forth. Many in- 
stances have occurred where there has been a delay beyond 
the prescribed limit of time in making such returns, even 
where there has been an evident purpose to act in full 
obedience to the law. To meet and obviate this frequent 
default, I recommend the enactment of a supplemental pro- 
vision, denying to any candidate for election the right to 
have his name printed upon the official ballot unless the 
required returns concerning his expenses shall have been 
duly filed. Doubtless, if the fact could be demonstrated it 
would appear that in many cases there have been some wil- 
ful failures to answer the demands of the law. No such 
cases, however, have either come or been called to my at- 
tention. The review of the returns, so far as made, has 
in no case established such violation of the law ; it is not 
to be inferred, from the fact that as yet no prosecutions or 
convictions have been had, that the law is without effect, or 
ignored. On the contrary, since no cases have yet appeared 
justifying or requiring prosecution, it may, I think, be truly 
said that there is general observance and recognition of the 
law, and that its purpose has been very generally attained. 

If the amendments suggested shall be adopted, I am of 



xviii ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

opinion that the law will be more intelligible and capable 
of more efficient enforcement, and the public more exactly 
advised of its requirements, to which they should then be 
held to a more precise obedience. 

Corporate Holdings of Stocks.. 

I furnished, in response to the requirement of the House 
of Representatives, an opinion (House, No. 1211, 1905) 
upon the legality of the acquisition and holding of stock of 
domestic by foreign corporations ; and upon inquiries so 
presented to me I expressed an opinion that, upon hypoth- 
eses stated, the holding of stock would be in violation of 
our law. This opinion was taken in expectation of action 
by the Legislature ; and after its rendition a committee was 
appointed to inquire into the whole subject, and report such 
changes or modifications of the law as to the committee 
might seem advisable. 

Pending the report of this committee, I have not deemed 
it expedient to take any action upon the state of facts ap- 
parently existing, under the information furnished by the 
officers of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 
in response to inquiries by the Railroad Commission, since 
I deem it advisable, if not necessary, to await &ny action 
that the Legislature may see fit to take, as such action might 
modify or repeal existing laws, or define a policy inconsistent 
with that now manifest in our statutes. If the existent policy 
of the law be adhered to, I recommend legislation that will 
render its enforcement more effectual and immediate than 
that attainable under present statutory provisions ; and I 
further suggest such enactments as will remove some pos- 
sible questions of conflict in law with a foreign State. 

Department of the Attorney-General. 
Prior to the year 1891 the official opinions of the At- 
torneys-General were not preserved and printed in their 
annual reports. Such opinions rendered during the years 
1891 and 1898, inclusive, have been compiled and published 
in a volume entitled " Opinions of the Attorney-General, 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. xix 



Vol. 1." The opinions of the following years, being 
scattered through seven annual reports, and not indexed, 
are of little value for purposes of reference. There have 
accumulated enough to make a second volume, equal in 
size to the first. I therefore request that the Attorney- 
General be authorized by resolve of the Legislature to col- 
lect, edit and publish, in a volume properly indexed and 
digested, such of the official opinions between 1899 and 
1905, both inclusive, as the Attorney-General may deem 
to be of public interest or useful for reference, and that the 
edition so published may be distributed under the super- 
vision of the Attorney-General. An appropriation of $2, 500 
will probably be adequate to cover the expense. 

In retiring from office, it affords me gratification to report 
that there are no pending cases awaiting trial which may 
result in an award against the Commonwealth by reason of 
any takings of property, that will exceed, according to my 
estimate, $2,000 in any one case. The great majority are 
believed to involve amounts much smaller than this sum ; 
and I have reason to believe that almost all these cases can 
be adjusted on a basis satisfactory to the Commonwealth 
without trial, since similar issues have been already tried, 
and measures of damages thus ascertained. There are no 
cases of any magnitude, in which the Commonwealth is 
financially interested, now pending, that have not at least 
reached an adjudication upon issues of fact before commis- 
sioners or auditors. 

The cases involving an assessment of damages for the re- 
striction of the height of buildings in the neighborhood of 
the State House have all been adjudicated or adjusted, 
except with regard to one estate on Park Street, the 
valuation of which is agreed upon ; one on Mount Vernon 
Place ; and a small number of estates on Bowdoin Street, in 
which the Commonwealth is concerned only with relation to 
the restriction of height, as against which it is believed 
betterments by reason of the construction of the park are to 
be set off. 

There are some few questions of law still pending, upon 
which record and briefs have already been prepared. 



xx ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 1906. 

A eollection~of approximately $50,000 from the city of 
Boston for expenditures made by the Commonwealth for 
the Bowdoin Street improvements remains unsettled ; but 
it is believed that this issue will not require any trial, since 
the liability is fixed, and the amount of damages susceptible 
of demonstration upon certificates of the expenditures actu- 
ally made. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HERBERT PARKER, 

Attorney- General. 



OPINIONS. 



Corporation — Taxation — Valuation of Corporate Franchise — 
Deductions — Leased Land. 

Under St. 1903, c. 437, § 72, providing in part that from the value of the cor- 
porate franchise of a corporation, as ascertained by the Tax Commissioner 
for the purposes of taxation, there may be deducted the value of its real 
estate and machinery within the Commonwealth subject to local taxation, 
the Tax Commissioner may deduct the value of real estate leased but not 
owned by such corporation, and the value of buildings thereon erected by it. 

Feb. 8, 1905. 
Hon. William D. T. Trefry, Tax Commissioner. 

Dear Sir : — You have asked my opinion upon certain ques- 
tions arising under St. 1903, c. 437, § 72, the statute providing 
for the assessment of a franchise tax upon Massachusetts corpo- 
rations. This statute, so far as }^our questions make it important 
to consider it, is not different from the provisions of the earlier 
law which it has superseded. 

The section provides, in part : — 

The tax commissioner shall annually ascertain from the returns required by 
the provisions of this act, or in any other manner, the market value of the shares 
of the capital stock of each domestic corporation which is subject to the pro- 
visions of this act, and shall estimate therefrom the fair cash value of all of 
the shares constituting its capital stock on the preceding first day of May, which 
shall, for the purposes of this act, be taken as the value of its corporate fran- 
chise. From such value there shall be deducted the value as found by the tax 
commissioner of its real estate and machinery within the Commonwealth sub- 
ject to local taxation and of securities which, if owned by a natural person 
resident in this Commonwealth would not be liable to taxation ; . . . 

You ask whether you ought to deduct the value of real estate 
which is not owned by the corporation, but is leased by it. Under 
the laws providing for the taxation of real estate by a city or town, 
the local authorities may tax directly to the corporation real estate 
of which it is the lessee. The local assessors make a return to you, 
in which it appears whether such real estate is taxed to the corpo- 
ration which is the lessee, or to the lessor. If it appears that such 
leased real estate is taxed to the corporation, I am of opinion that 
you should deduct it from the value of the corporate franchise. 
The purpose of the statute, considering it as a whole, is to prevent 
double taxation, and to insure that property which under the law 



2 ATTORXEY-GEXERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

is subject to a tax which the corporation pays shall not be in- 
cluded in the valuation upon which the excise tax is based. It 
is obvious that there is no essential difference in this regard, 
whether the corporation is the owner or the lessee. In either 
case double taxation will result if the corporation is required to 
pay a direct tax to the city or town, and an excise tax based upon 
the value of the leased real estate. In this opinion I assume 
that the value of the leased real estate enters to make up the 
market value of the shares of its capital stock. If it does not 
so enter, it ought not to be deducted. 

You ask, next, whether a similar deduction should be made 
on account of buildings erected by a corporation upon land 
leased by it. Similar reasoning applies to this question. If the 
buildings go to increase the value of the capital stock in your 
estimate of it, you should deduct their value when the corpora- 
tion pays upon them a direct tax. If the local authorities tax 
the land to the lessee, the buildings upon the land may not be 
taxed separately to the lessor. See McGee v. Salem, 149 Mass. 
238. 

You ask, further, whether a corporation has a right to a deduc- 
tion for real estate occupied for purposes other than those for 
which it is incorporated. I see no reason to make a distinction 
based upon the purpose for which the corporation uses its leased 
real estate. 

You ask, furthermore, whether a mortgage upon a corporation's 
real estate is to be considered as a debt due under R. L., c. 12, 
§ 4. That statute is the statute concerning direct taxation by 
local officials. A determination of the question does not enter 
into your duties in assessing franchise taxes under section 72. I 
therefore do not consider it. 

Very truly yours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney-General. 



Corporation — Taxation — Valuation of Corporate Franchise — 
Deductions — Securities — Deposits in Savings Banks and 
Certificates of Interest in Voluntary Associations and Trusts 
— Notes Receivable — Machinery and Merchandise — Boats, 
Wagons and Other Appliances. 

Under the provisions of St. 1903, c. 437, §§ 72 and 74, in part relating to deduc- 
tions from the value as ascertained hy the Tax Commissioner of the cor- 
porate franchise of a corporation liable thereunder to an excise tax upon 
such franchise, deposits in savings hanks w thin the Commonwealth and 



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certificates of interest in voluntary associations and trusts, as well as notes 
receivable, are to be deemed " securities" within the meaning of section 72, 
and are to be deducted from the value of such corporate franchise. 

The phrase " machinery and merchandise," as used in St. 1903, c. 437, §§ 72 and 
74, includes boats, steamboats, vessels, carts, wagons, horses, furniture and 
fixtures which are not part of the real estate, owned by a domestic corpo- 
ration. 

Feb. 17, 1905. 

Hon. William D. T. Trefry, Tax Commissioner. 

Dear Sir : — You have asked my opinion upon certain ques- 
tions arising under sections 72 and 74 of chapter 437 of Statutes 
of 1903, — the law providing for the assessment of franchise 
taxes upon domestic business corporations. 

Under the scheme of corporate taxation, the real estate and 
machinery are locally taxed by the city or town where they are 
situated. The merchandise and other property enter into the 
value of the capital stock, and are taxed to the corporation by 
the State; then the tax is divided among the towns and cities 
where the stockholders reside, in order to compensate them for 
loss of the tax which, under the old law, they received by taxing 
shares of stock to their owners. 

Under section 72, in theory, there enters into the value of the 
capital stock not only what is strictly merchandise, according 
to the colloquial use of that term, but also every bit of the cor- 
poration's property, including its good-will, except what is locally 
taxed, and except securities which are exempt from taxation to 
their owner if owned by a natural person. The object of making 
these deductions is obviously to avoid double taxation. Securi- 
ties which are not taxed to their owner are omitted from the 
scheme of direct taxation merely because they are indirectly 
taxed. . If they were not deducted from the value of the corporate 
franchise, the corporation would really be taxed twice for them, 
their income value being already reduced by some mode of indi- 
rect taxation. It is the intention of the franchise tax law to cover 
all corporate property once, and only once. 

You ask whether deposits in savings banks and certificates of 
interest in voluntary associations and trusts are to be deducted 
from the value of the corporate franchise. These, in my opinion, 
are all securities. Since deposits in Massachusetts savings banks 
and shares in voluntary associations and trusts are not taxable 
to individuals owning them, they are to be deducted. As to such 
shares, see Hoadley v. County Commissioners, 105 Mass. 519. 
The clause of the statute under which this deduction is made is 
new in the act of 1903, and avoids the effect of my opinion of 
Jan. 6, 1903. 



4 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Deposits in foreign savings banks, on the other hand, being- 
taxable to individual owners, are not to be deducted. 

That part of section 74 to which you direct my attention first 
appears in the law of 1903. It provides as follows : — 

But the said tax upon the value of the corporate franchise, after making the 
deductions provided for in section seventy-two, shall not exceed a tax levied at 
the rate aforesaid upon an amount, less said deductions, twenty per cent in 
excess of the value, as found by the tax commissioner, of the real estate, 
machinery and merchandise, and of securities which if owned by a natural 
person resident in this commonwealth would not be liable to taxation. 

The statute is quoted as amended by St. 1904, c. 261. 

The evident theory upon which this clause proceeds is this: 
a corporation having no property, except real estate, merchan- 
dise and stock in process of manufacture, all of which are taxed, 
whether owned by a corporation or a natural person, may have a 
valuable good-will, created by the brains of its managers, which 
will bring the market value of its capital stock far above the 
value of its tangible property. This good-will, which is not 
taxed to a natural person who owns real estate, machinery and 
stock in process of manufacture, it was the belief of the Legis- 
lature ought not to be too heavily taxed to a corporation; but 
some tax more than a natural person would have to pay ought 
to be imposed, in return for the advantage derived from the 
privilege of being a corporation. This amount was roughly set 
at a sum derived from taking the current tax rate upon 20 per 
cent, in excess of the value as found by the Tax Commissioner of 
the real estate, machinery and merchandise, and of securities 
which if owned by a natural person resident in this Common- 
wealth would be liable to taxation; then, to guard against the 
case of a corporation having intangible property enormously in 
excess of its tangible property, a minimum limit was fixed, by 
the provision that a corporation must pay, in both local and 
State taxes, at least an amount equal to one-tenth of one per 
cent, of the market value of its capital stock. 

To give an illustration in figures: suppose a corporation has 
10,000 shares of stock of the par value of $1,000,000, with real 
estate worth $50,000, machinery worth $450,000, and other tangi- 
ble property amounting to $500,000, and that the market value 
of its stock is $2,500,000. Such corporation must pay at least 
$2,500 in taxes. If there were no maximum limit, and the rate 
of taxation were $12 on $1,000, it would have to pay, in addition 
to local taxes on $500,000, a franchise tax of $24,000. At the 



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same rate it would pay under this section a franchise tax of 
$8,400. 

This clause, cutting down the franchise tax of corporations 
having intangible property of great value, being an exempting 
statute, must .be strictly construed against the exemption. See 
Redemptorist Fathers v. Boston, 129 Mass. 178, 180. The lead- 
ing idea of the scheme of taxation is that all the property of a 
corporation which if owned by an individual would, be taxable 
shall pay a tax; and, in addition, that a part of the intangible 
assets entering into the market value of the capital stock shall 
be taxed. By the term " real estate, machinery and merchan- 
dise," the Legislature intended to cover all the tangible property 
of a business corporation ; and by the term " securities," as used 
in the statute, all choses in action which would be taxable to a 
natural person resident in Massachusetts. Any different con- 
struction of this clause would operate to exempt certain kinds 
of business corporations from all taxes except the taxes on real 
estate. Take, for example, an express business using no taxable 
property except horses and wagons. The owner, by merely in- 
corporating it, would pay no tax at all. 

I advise }^ou, therefore, that boats, steamboats and vessels, 
carts, wagons and horses, owned by domestic corporations, are 
included within the phrase " machinery and merchandise ; " and 
that furniture and fixtures, if not so affixed to the building as 
to be real estate, are also within the phrase. Notes receivable, 
though unsecured, taken by a corporation in payment for notes 
in settlement of accounts, are also to be considered securities 
within the intent of the section. See Jennings v. Davis, 31 
Conn. 134. 

Very truly yours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney-General. 



Treasurer and Receiver-General — Investment of Funds con- 
trolled by the Commonwealth — Counties, Cities and Toiuns 
— Net Indebtedness. 

In R. L., c. 6, § 65, providing that "funds over which the commonwealth has 
exclusive control shall he invested by the treasurer and receiver-general . . . 
in the notes or bonds of the several counties, cities and towns thereof, or in 
the scrip or bonds of the United States, of the several New England states, 
or in the state of New York, in the notes or bonds of any incorporated dis- 
trict in this commonwealth or of any city of the New England states issued 
for municipal purposes, whose net indebtedness at the time of purchase 
does not exceed five per cent, of the last preceding valuation of the property 



6 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

therein for the assessment of tax;" . . . the clause, "whose net indebted- 
ness at the time of the purchase does not exceed five per cent, of the pre- 
ceding valuation, " does not relate to counties, cities and towns of the 
Commonwealth in the notes or bonds of which the Treasurer and Receiver- 
General is authorized to invest funds of the Commonwealth. 

March 2, 1905. 
Hon. Arthur B. Chapin, Treasurer and Receiver- General. 

Dear Sir : — You inquire, in your communication of Feb- 
ruary 28, whether or not the clause, " whose net indebtedness at 
the time of purchase does not exceed five per cent, of the pre- 
ceding valuation," in R. L., c. 6, § 65, has reference to the coun- 
ties, cities and towns of this Commonwealth mentioned in the 
early part of such section. The statute is as follows : — 

Funds over which the commonwealth has exclusive control shall be invested 
by the treasurer and receiver general with the approval of the governor and 
council, in securities of the commonwealth, in the notes or bonds of the several 
counties, cities, and towns thereof, or in the scrip or bonds of the United States, 
of the several New England states, or of the state of New York ; in the notes 
or bonds of any incorporated district in this commonwealth or of any city of the 
New England states, issued for municipal purposes, whose net indebtedness at 
the time of purchase does not exceed five per cent of the last preceding valua- 
tion of the property therein for the assessment of taxes ; or in the notes of any 
corporation established within this commonwealth to become due in one year 
or less time if secured by a pledge of bonds of the United States or of this com- 
monwealth of at least an equal value estimating them at not more than eighty- 
five per cent of their market value. 

I have no hesitation in advising you that in my opinion the 
clause in question does not relate to counties, cities and towns 
of the Commonwealth in the notes or bonds of which the Treas- 
urer and Receiver-General is authorized to invest funds of the 
Commonwealth. The punctuation, which, perhaps, is not con- 
clusive, as well as the subject-matter of the provision, indicate 
clearly that it was the intention of the Legislature to make legal 
the investment of the funds of the Commonwealth in three classes 
of securities : first, securities of the Commonwealth, notes or bonds 
of the several counties, cities and towns thereof, or scrip or 
bonds of the United States, of the New England States, or of 
the State of New York; second, in the notes or bonds of any 
incorporated district in this Commonwealth, or of any city in 
the New England States, whose net indebtedness at the time 
of the purchase does not exceed 5 per cent, of the last preceding 
valuation of the property therein for the assessment of taxes ; 
third, in the notes of any corporation established within this 
Commonwealth, with certain qualifications. The provision with 
regard to net indebtedness is obviously inapplicable either to the 



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scrip or bonds of the United States, the securities of the Com- 
monwealth itself, or the scrip or bonds of the several New Eng- 
land States or the State of New York, all of which are included 
within the same clause as the notes or bonds of the several coun- 
ties, cities and towns of the Commonwealth ; and it follows that 
investment in the latter is permitted by the section above quoted, 
with no greater restrictions than those governing investments 
in the securities of the Commonwealth, and the scrip or bonds 
of the United States, the several New England States and the 
State of New York. 

Yery truly yours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney-General. 



Armories — Occupation and Use — Proper Military Purposes — 
Control — Rules and Regulations. 

R. L., c. 16, § 116, providing that armories furnished for the militia "shall not 
be used except by the active militia," or " let to or occupied by any one 
except for a proper military purpose," includes all armories used by the 
volunteer militia, whether furnished by cities and towns or constructed 
by the Commonwealth under R. L., c. 16, §§ 106-112. Whether or not a 
particular purpose for which it is desired to use an armory is a proper mil- 
itary purpose is a question of fact which may probably be determined by 
the Adjutant-General. 

Under the provisions of R. L., c. 16, $ 117, which provides that an officer whose 
command occupies an armory shall have control of the premises during 
such occupation, " subject to the orders of his superior officers," reasonable 
rules and regulations governing the occupancy of the building used as an 
armory and the conduct of members of the militia upon the premises may 
be issued from military headquarters. 

March 31, 1905. 

Brig. -Gen. William H. Stopford, Adjutant-General. 

Dear Sir : — I beg to acknowledge the receipt of two com- 
munications addressed to you by the lieutenant-colonel of the 
Second Corps of Cadets, with reference to which you desire my 
opinion. 

I assume, from an examination of such communications, that 
the questions upon which I am to express an opinion are sub- 
stantially as follows : — 

1. Whether or not an armory furnished under the provisions 
of E. L., c. 16, § 105, to certain companies of the volunteer 
militia, may be used as a place for giving concerts by a musical 
organization. 

2. Whether or not the Adjutant-General may make rules and 
regulations governing the use and occupancy of an armory fur- 
nished and occupied under the provisions of E. L., c. 16, § 105. 



8 ATTORNEY-GENEKAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

In reply to the first question, I am of opinion that R. L., c. 16, 
§ 116, relates to and includes all armories used by the volunteer 
militia, whether such armories are furnished by cities and towns 
or are constructed by the Commonwealth under R. L., c. 16, 
§§ 106 to 112, and must be construed to forbid the use of such 
armories except by the active militia, and for proper military 
purposes. Whether or not the particular purpose for which it 
is desired to use the armory in question is a proper military 
purpose, is a question of fact which may probably be determined 
by the Adjutant-General. See 1 Op. Attys.-Gen., 508. 

To the second inquiry it is impossible to return a definite an- 
swer, since the rules alluded to in the communication of the 
lieutenant-colonel of the Second Corps of Cadets are not sub- 
mitted therewith. In general, it may be said, however, that 
R. L., c. 16, § 111, refers to armories constructed under R. L., 
c. 16, §§ 106 and 107, and is not, as it stands, applicable to R. L., 
c. 16, § 105. See St. 1888, c. 384. I am of opinion that under 
R. L., c. 16, § 117, which provides that an officer whose com- 
mand occupies an armory shall have control of the premises 
during the period of occupation, " subject to the orders of his 
superior officers," the issuance from military headquarters of 
reasonable rules and regulations governing the occupancy of 
the building used as an armory and the conduct of members 
of the militia upon the premises is authorized. In the absence of 
the specific rules and regulations in question, I am unable to say 
whether or not they may be regarded as authorized by this sec- 
tion. 

Very truly yours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney-General. 



Building Laws — Theatre — Roof Garden . 

Where it is designed to construct a roof garden over and upon a theatre, the 
entire structure, from the auditorium to the roof and roof garden or other 
assembling place so constructed, must he treated as a part of a building de- 
signed and used as a theatre, within the meaning of R. L., c. 104, § 36, and 
is subject to all the regulations and restrictions therein established govern- 
ing the use of such building as a theatre. 

April 21, 1905. 

Joseph E. Shaw, Esq., Chief of the Massachusetts District Police. 

Dear Sir : — In your letter of the 4th instant you request my 

opinion on the application of R. L., c. 104, § 36, to certain facts, 

which vou state to be as follows : — 



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It is designed to construct, upon the roof of a building con- 
structed and used as a theatre, a roof garden, so called, the first 
floor of the building to contain the main auditorium, lobby, 
stage stairs, and exits of the theatre, together with galleries and 
appliances to be used in connection with the scenery. The roof 
garden above is to have sides a few feet in height, and is to be 
provided with a stage, but with no scenery. Performances are 
to be given by persons in costume. 

The specific questions asked are : — 

If allowed, should this roof garden be considered as a place of assemblage, or 
as a theatre, for the purpose of designing the number and width of exits? Can 
the exits from the proposed roof garden connect with the gallery or auditorium, 
or must independent ways of exit be provided ? 

K. L., c. 104, § 36, is as follows : — 

The audience hall in a building which is erected or designed to be used in 
whole or in part as a theatre or in which any change or alteration shall be made 
for the purpose of using it as a theatre shall not be placed above the second floor 
of said building. The audience hall and each gallery of every such building 
shall, respectively, have at least two independent exits, as far apart as may be, 
and if the audience hall is on the second floor, the stairways from said floor to 
the ground floor shall be enclosed with fireproof walls from the basement floor 
up, and shall have no connection with the basement or first floor of the building. 
Every such exit shall have a width of at least twenty inches for every one hun- 
dred persons which such hall, or gallery from which it leads, is capable of hold- 
ing ; but two or more exits of the same aggregate width may be substituted for 
either of the two required exits. None of the required exits shall be less than 
five feet wide. 

It is first necessary to determine what constitutes a " theatre," 
within the meaning of this statute. The word is derived from 
a Greek word, meaning " place for seeing shows," and in the 
Century Dictionary is defined as follows : — 

1. A building appropriated to the representation of dramatic spectacles; a 
playhouse. 

2. A room, hall, or other place, with a platform at one end, and ranks of seats 
rising stepwise as the tiers recede from the center, or otherwise so arranged that 
a body of spectators can have an unobstructed view of the platform. 

3. A place rising by steps or gradations like the seats of a theatre. 

In general, a theatre may be said to be a building especially 
adapted to dramatic, operatic or spectacular representations; or, 
in a still wider and more colloquial sense, a room or hall arranged 
with seats which rise as they recede from the platform or stage, 
especially adapted to lectures and other public entertainments. 
As used in the statutes, I am of opinion that the word " theatre " 
is usually employed to designate a playhouse or building with 



10 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

seats for spectators, containing a stage provided with curtains, 
scenery and other furniture, and adapted to and used for the 
giving of dramatic entertainments. See 1 Op. Attys.-Gen., 306. 
This view is confirmed by a consideration of St. 1904, c. 450, 
which in section 1 defines the word " theatre "■ as follows : — 

In this act the term " theatre " shall mean a building or part of a building in 
which it is designed to make a business of the presentation of dramatic, operatic 
or other performances or shows for the entertainment of spectators, which is 
capable of seating at least four hundred persons, and which has a stage for such 
performances that can be used for scenery and other stage appliances. The term 
" public hall " shall mean any building, or part of a building, excluding theatres, 
armories and churches, containing an audience or assembly hall capable of seat- 
ing four hundred persons, and used for public gatherings. 

Under this definition, which is given in connection with legis- 
lation relating directly to the same buildings or structures as 
those regulated in R. L., c. 104, § 36, a roof garden may or may 
not be a theatre, according to the manner of its construction and 
the method of its use; and if established and maintained in a 
building not otherwise used as a theatre, might not, under a 
certain state of facts, be subject to the regulations controlling 
exits, passageways and stairways which are made applicable to 
theatres by R. L., c. 104, § 36. 

I am clearly of opinion, however, that in the present case, 
where it is designed to construct a roof garden over and upon a 
theatre, the entire structure, from the auditorium to the roof, 
is to be regarded as a theatre. Ordinarily, no part of a building 
above the floor of the auditorium of a theatre is employed for 
other distinct theatrical performances, and it would seem that 
the Legislature had made no provision for a case like the present ; 
but I am of opinion that, if such construction is permissible at 
all, — and it certainly is not expressly forbidden, — the roof 
garden must be treated as another gallery of the theatre, for 
reasons entirely distinct from the character of its fittings or of 
the entertainments which are shown there. The rules and regu- 
lations prescribed in the matter of exits of theatres were intended 
for the safety of the public; and it does not require argument 
to show that the danger from fire, panic or other disaster to per- 
sons above the first floor is equally great, whether they are at- 
tending a theatrical performance below the roof, or a roof garden 
entertainment above. I think, therefore, that, while the Legis- 
lature certainly did not contemplate the imposition of an as- 
sembling place of any kind above a theatre, if such place is 
constructed, it must be treated as a part of, and subjected to all 



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the restrictions governing, the building designed to be used in 
whole or in part as a theatre. 

The same considerations lead me to the opinion that the roof 
garden in the present case, constructed, as it is, above a theatre 
which contains a main auditorium on the first floor, and a gal- 
lery, must be regarded as above the second floor. 

In reply to your specific inquiries in regard to details of con- 
struction I express no opinion, since they are apparently disposed 
of by the determination of the broader question. 
Very truly yours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney-General. 



Board of Metropolitan Park Commissioners — Appropriation for 
Boulevards — Expenditure. 

The Board of Metropolitan Park Commissioners may expend money appropriated 

under the "boulevard act," so called (St. 1894, c. 288), in constructing a 

roadway or boulevard over and across land already acquired by such Board 

under the general powers conferred in St. 1893, c. 407, if the purpose of such 

construction is to connect a road, park, way or other public open space with 

any part of the cities or towns of the metropolitan parks district under the 

jurisdiction of the Board. 

April 25, 1905. 

John Woodbury, Esq., Secretary, Metropolitan Park Commission. 

Dear Sir : — You desire my opinion upon the question whether 
or not the Metropolitan Park Commission may expend appro- 
priations made under St. 1894, c. 288, and acts in amendment 
thereof and in addition thereto, authorizing the construction of 
roadways and boulevards, in the construction of such roadways 
and boulevards upon land acquired by them under and by 
authority of St. 1893, c. 407, and subsequent legislation, au- 
thorizing the Board to acquire, maintain and make available 
open spaces for exercise and recreation; or, in other words, to 
quote the specific question submitted, " Can moneys appropriated 
for roadways and boulevards be used in constructing roadways 
and boulevards in lands acquired for park purposes ? " 

St. 1894, c. 288, provides in section 1 as follows : — 

The board of metropolitan park commissioners, constituted under the author- 
ity of chapter four hundred and seven of the acts of the year eighteen hundred 
and ninety-three, is hereby authorized to connect any road, park, way or other 
public open space with any part of the cities or towns of the metropolitan parks 
district under its jurisdiction, by a suitable roadway or boulevard, and for this 
purpose to exercise any of the rights and powers granted to said board by said act, 
in the manner prescribed by said act, and also to take or acquire in fee or other- 
wise, in the name and for the benefit of the Commonwealth, by purchase, gift, 



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

devise or eminent domain, any lands or rights or easements or interest in land 
within said district, although the land so taken or any part thereof he already 
a street or way, and to construct and maintain along, across, upon or over the 
same or any other land acquired hy said board by said act, a suitable roadway 
or boulevard: provided, hoicever, that the concurrence of the board of aldermen 
in the city of Boston for the county of Suffolk, or the concurrence of each other 
county or city or town outside of said county of Suffolk, wherein any portion of 
any street, way, land or rights in land is taken by right of eminent domain be 
obtained, to the taking of said portion by vote of its county commissioners, city 
government or board of selectmen respectively. 

I am of opinion that under this section the Board is expressly 
authorized to construct roadways and boulevards " along, across, 
upon or over " land taken by it under the provisions of St. 1894, 
c. 288, " or any other land acquired by said board by said act," 
said act being St. 1893, c. 407. The purpose of St. 1894, c. 288, 
is " to connect any road, park, way or other public open space 
with any part of the cities or towns of the metropolitan parks 
district under its jurisdiction, by a suitable roadway or boule- 
vard ; " and such connection may be made under the act, not- 
withstanding that some of the land traversed has been already 
acquired for public open spaces or other purpose authorized by 
the statutes. 

It follows, therefore, that money appropriated under the " bou- 
levard act," so called, above quoted, may be expended in con- 
structing a roadway or boulevard over and across land already 
acquired by the commission under the general powers conferred 
in St. 1893, c. 407, if the purpose and object of such construc- 
tion is to connect a road, park, way or other public open space 
with any part of the. cities or towns of the metropolitan parks 
district under the jurisdiction of the Board. 

You also submitted a specific question, as follows : — 

The Mystic Valley Parkway, extending from Winchester down to West Med- 
ford, along the banks of the Mystic River, was acquired and constructed under 
the boulevard act. Subsequently, lands were taken under the park act for the 
Mystic River Reservation from the Medford end of the Mystic Valley Parkway 
down the banks of the Mystic River for a considerable distance. The commis- 
sion have under consideration the building of a park road over the lands taken 
for the Mystic River Reservation from the end of the Mystic Valley Parkway 
in West Medford to a connection with a parkway in Somerville known as the 
Powder House Hill Parkway, which last-named parkway is the property of the 
city of Somerville. They wish to know whether they may properly use funds 
appropriated under the boulevard act for building this proposed park road. 

This is a question of fact. If the connection desired is within 
the spirit of and is authorized by St. 1894, c. 2S8, § 1, as a con- 
nection between a road, park, way or other public open space 



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and a part of the cities or towns of the metropolitan parks dis- 
trict, the cost of the construction made necessary thereby may 
properly be defrayed from funds appropriated under the so-called 
"boulevard act." 

Very truly yours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney-General. 



Attorney-General — Determination of Questions involving Con- 
ditions beyond the Jurisdiction of Law of Commonwealth — 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Corporation — 
Consolidated Corporation — Legislature — Control — Acqui- 
sition of Stock in Massachusetts Street Railway Corporations 
— Forfeiture of Charter — Control of Domestic Street Rail- 
way Corporation by Foreign Corporation. 

The Attorney-General cannot be required to determine the difference between 
" the rights, privileges and duties of the Boston & Maine Railroad Company 
and the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company in the matter 
of the purchase of the stock or bonds of street railway corporations," since 
such determination would involve a consideration of conditions arising be- 
yond the jurisdiction of the laws of the Commonwealth. 

The Legislature of the Commonwealth must be assumed to have conceded by 
implication the right to the consolidated corporation, the New York, New 
Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, to exercise such powers as the State 
of Connecticut, acting upon matters within its exclusive jurisdiction, could 
grant to it, and to reserve to itself the right to exercise exclusive control 
over the corporation only as to such matters as should be within its exclu- 
sive jurisdiction. 

Under R .L., c. Ill, § 77, the acquisition by the New York, New Haven & Hart- 
ford Railroad Company of all or part of the stock of a Massachusetts street 
railway corporation is illegal ; and the Attorney-General, by appropriate 
process, may invoke the action of the courts either to nullify or restrain such 
transaction, or to effect the forfeiture of the charter of such corporation in 
so far as the same exists by grant of this Commonwealth. 

Any action upon the part of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad 
Company in the State of Connecticut for the purpose of acquiring control of 
a Massachusetts street railway corporation, although such action was author- 
ized by the laws of Connecticut, would render the charter and franchises of 
such company, in so far as they existed by grant of the Legislature of Massa- 
chusetts, liable to forfeiture. 

The ownership or control by the Consolidated Railway Company of Connecticut, 
a foreign corporation , of a majority of the capital stock of one or more Massa- 
chusetts street railway companies, is such ownership and control as is in- 
tended by R. L., c. 126, § 11, providing that where a majority of the capital 
stock of a domestic street railway, gas light or electric light corporation is 
owned or controlled by a foreign corporation, which makes such ownership 
or control the basis of a security for an issue of stock, bonds or other evidence 
of indebtedness, the Supreme Judicial Court shall have jurisdiction to dis- 
solve the charter of such domestic corporation. 



14 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

April 28, 1905. 
To the Hon. Louis A. Frothingham, Speaker, House of Representatives. 

g IR: — I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of an 
order of the Honorable House of Representatives, requesting the 
opinion of the Attorney- General upon certain questions set forth 
therein. A copy of said order so transmitted to me is as fol- 
lows : — 

Ordered, That the Attorney-General he requested to transmit to the House of 
Representatives his opinion in writing in answer to the following questions: — 

1. Wherein differ the rights, privileges and duties of the Boston & Maine 
Railroad Company and the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Com- 
pany in the matter of the purchase of the stocks or bonds of street railway cor- 
porations? 

2. Your honorable predecessor, in an opinion transmitted to the Senate and 
House of Representatives March 16, 1894, relating to the New York, New Haven 
& Hartford Railroad Company, said : " Acting with full knowledge of and acqui- 
escence in the fact that the railroad company it incorporated had already re- 
ceived a similar charter from Connecticut, the Legislature of Massachusetts 
must be presumed to have conceded, by implication, the right to the consoli- 
dated corporation to have and exercise such powers as the State of Connecticut, 
acting upon matters within its exclusive jurisdiction, should grant to it by virtue 
of its sovereignty ; and to reserve to itself the right to exercise exclusive control 
over the corporation only as to such matters as should be within its exclusive 
jurisdiction." Do you concur with these views, and in that case do you or do 
you not think that the direct or indirect acquisition of all or part of the stock of 
a Massachusetts street railway corporation by the New York, New Haven & 
Hartford Railroad Company falls within the jurisdiction of Massachusetts to an 
extent sufficient to make it illegal in view of the following provision of law ? 
R. L., c. Ill, § 77: " No railroad corporation, unless authorized by the general 
court or by the provisions of the following five sections, shall directly or in- 
directly subscribe for, take or hold the stock or bonds of or guarantee the bonds 
or dividends of any other corporation," etc. If such acquisition is in your 
opinion illegal, what is the penalty, and how may it be enforced ? 

3. R. L., c. Ill, § 62, says: " If a railroad corporation which owns a railroad 
in this commonwealth and is consolidated with a corporation in another state 
which owns a railroad therein increases its capital stock or the capital stock of 
such consolidated corporation, except as authorized by this chapter, without 
authority of the general court, or without such authority extends its line of road, 
or consolidates with any other corporation, or makes a stock dividend, the char- 
ter and franchise of such corporation shall be subject to forfeiture." Your hon- 
orable predecessor, in the opinion before quoted, commenting on this provision, 
said : " The law amounts to nothing more than a declaration of the policy of the 
State, and it does not pretend to prohibit, much less to make unlawful, the acts 
of a consolidated corporation done in another State, and under the lawful author- 
ity of the Legislature of that State." Assuming this to be the case as far as re- 
lates to acts of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company done 
in Connecticut under the lawful authority of the Legislature of that State, what 
would be the bearing of the law on acts done in either Connecticut or Massachu- 
setts for the purpose of acquiring control of a Massachusetts corporation, such, 
for instance, as an increase of capital stock to accomplish that purpose directly 
or indirectly? 

4. R. L., c. 126, § 11, says in part: "If a foreign corporation which owns or 
controls a majority of the capital stock of a domestic street railway corporation 
issues stock, bonds or other evidences of indebtedness based upon or secured by 



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the property, franchise or stock of such domestic corporation, unless such issue 
is authorized hy the law of this commonwealth, the supreme judicial court shall 
have jurisdiction in equity in its discretion to dissolve such domestic corporation. 
If it appears to the attorney-general that such issue has heen made, he shall 
institute proceedings for such dissolution and for the proper disposition of the 
assets of such corporation." It is currently reported that the Consolidated Rail- 
way Company of Connecticut, a foreign corporation, owns or controls a majority 
of the capital stock of one or more Massachusetts street railway companies. If 
such majority of the capital stock were held by Massachusetts trustees for the 
benefit of a foreign corporation, would that be tantamount to the "control" 
meant by the law? Does the section establish clearly that it is the policy of 
Massachusetts not to permit such control unless it is authorized by law ? 

Assuming such to be the policy of the Commonwealth, what, if any, change 
should be made in this section to carry that policy into full effect? 

The first inquiry is presented in the following form : — 

Wherein differ the rights, privileges and duties of the Boston & Maine Kail- 
road Company and the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company 
in the matter of the purchase of the stock or bonds of street railway corporations ? 

Addressing myself to the precise inquiry presented, and with- 
out assuming to modify it by my own interpretation of its intent, 
I must hold it to be an inquiry so broad in its scope as to involve 
an attempt on my part to define all the privileges and duties of 
the two corporations referred to in the matter of the purchase 
of the stock or bonds of street railway companies, wheresoever 
and in or under whatsoever jurisdiction the inquiry or condition 
might arise. To enter upon such determination would be to 
transcend the scope and limitations of my official investigation 
or review, since I could not assume to pass upon either question 
except upon conditions assumed to be affected by the operation 
of the laws of this Commonwealth, which plainly must be lim- 
ited by their territorial jurisdiction. I cannot presume to limit 
the inquiry within the bounds above suggested, and must there- 
fore hold that the inquiry, as presented, lies beyond the field of 
my determination. I adopt this conclusion the more readily 
since a consideration of the further inquiries submitted to me 
may permit of my responding to the requirements of the Hon- 
orable House of Representatives in as full a measure as may be 
within its contemplation. 

In the second inquiry it is stated that my predecessor, Attor- 
ney-General Knowlton, in an opinion transmitted to the Senate 
and House of Eepresentatives March 16, 1894, relating to the 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Eailroad Company, said : — 

Acting with full knowledge and acquiescence in the fact that the railroad 
company it incorporated had already received a similar charter from Connecticut, 
the Legislature of Massachusetts must be presumed to have conceded, by impli- 



16 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

cation, the right to the consolidated corporation to have and exercise such powers 
as the State of Connecticut, acting upon matters within its exclusive jurisdiction, 
should grant to it by virtue of its sovereignty ; and to reserve to itself the right 
to exercise exclusive control over the corporation only as to such matters as 
should be within its exclusive jurisdiction. 

To the inquiry, " Do you concur with these views ? " I have 
the honor to reply that I am in full concurrence with the views 
of my predecessor above cited. The inquiry continues, assuming 
such concurrence of opinion : — 

Do you or do you not think that the direct or indirect acquisition of all or part 
of the stock of a Massachusetts street railway corporation by the New York, New 
Haven & Hartford Railroad Company falls within the jurisdiction of Massa- 
chusetts to an extent sufficient to make it illegal in view of the following pro- 
vision of law ? R. L., c. Ill, §77: "No railroad corporation, unless authorized by 
the general court or by the provisions of the following five sections, shall directly 
or indirectly subscribe for, take or hold the stock or bonds of or guarantee the 
bonds or dividends of any other corporation ; and the amount of the bonds of one 
or more other corporations subscribed for and held by a railroad corporation, or 
guaranteed by it conformably to special authority of the general court or the 
authority given in said sections, with the amount of its own bonds issued in con- 
formity with sections sixty-three and sixty-four, shall not exceed at any time the 
amount of its capital stock actually paid in cash." 

This inquiry seeks my opinion whether the acquisition of 
stock upon the hypothesis above stated is illegal. I am of opin- 
ion that it is illegal in that it comes within the effective range 
of the Massachusetts statute which you cite, since it is not a 
matter within the exclusive jurisdiction of the State of Con- 
necticut to authorize the purchase of stock of a Massachusetts 
street railway corporation. If I am right in this conclusion, the 
Attorney-General of this Commonwealth may, by appropriate 
process, invoke the action of the courts, looking either to the 
nullification or restraint of the prohibited transaction, or to the 
forfeiture of the charter of the offending corporation in so far 
as the same exists by grant of the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts. 

In the third inquiry, R. L., c. Ill, § 62, is cited: — 

If a railroad corporation which owns a railroad in this commonwealth and is 
consolidated with a corporation in another state which owns a railroad therein 
increases its capital stock or the capital stock of such consolidated corporation, 
except as authorized by this chapter, without authority of the general court, or 
without such authority extends its line of road, or consolidates with any other 
corporation, or makes a stock dividend, the charter and franchise of such corpo- 
ration shall be subject to forfeiture. 

And a portion of the opinion of my predecessor, Attorney- 
General Knowlton, is quoted, as follows : — 



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The law amounts to nothing more than a declaration of the policy of the State , 
and it does not pretend to prohibit, much less to make unlawful, the acts of a 
consolidated corporation done in another State, and under the lawful authority 
of the Legislature of that State. 

I understand that the statement of facts presented in the order 
assumes that the opinion last quoted is applicable to acts of the 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Eailroad Company done in 
Connecticut under the lawful authority of the Legislature of that 
State; and the inquiry is made: — 

What would be the bearing of the law on acts done in either Connecticut or 
Massachusetts for the purpose of acquiring control of a Massachusetts corpo- 
ration, such, for instance, as an increase of capital stock to accomplish that pur- 
pose directly or indirectly? 

I am of opinion that if such act under inquiry were done in 
the State of Connecticut by the corporation and by authority of 
the law of that State, but with the actual purpose of acquiring 
stock of a Massachusetts corporation in violation of the law of 
Massachusetts applicable to such transaction, the charter and 
franchise of the corporation, in so far as they existed by grant 
of the Legislature of Massachusetts, would thereby be made 
" subject to forfeiture." A fortiori would this conclusion be in- 
evitable if the assumed act with the assumed purpose were done 
within the State of Massachusetts. 

In the fourth inquiry, E. L., c. 126, § 11, is cited: — 

If a foreign corporation which owns or controls a majority of the capital stock 
of a domestic street railway, gas light or electric light corporation issues stock, 
bonds or other evidences of indebtedness based upon or secured by the property, 
franchise or stock of such domestic corporation, unless such issue is authorized 
by the law of this commonwealth, the supreme judicial court shall have juris- 
diction in equity in its discretion to dissolve such domestic corporation. If it 
appears to the attorney-general that such issue has been made, he shall institute 
proceedings for such dissolution and for the proper disposition of the assets of 
such corporation. The provisions of this section shall not affect the right of 
foreign corporations, their officers or agents to issue stock and bonds in fulfill- 
ment of contracts existing on the fourteenth day of July in the year eighteen 
hundred and ninety-four. 

And it is added : — 

It is currently reported that the Consolidated Railway Company of Connecti- 
cut, a foreign corporation, owns or controls a majority of the capital stock of one 
or more Massachusetts street railway companies. 

I assume that it is intended that I shall accept, for the pur- 
pose of rendering my opinion, such statement of current report 
as establishing an existent fact. The inquiry then proceeds : — 



18 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

If such majority of the capital stock were held hy Massachusetts trustees for 
the benefit of a foreign corporation, would that he tantamount to the control 
meant by the law ? 

Confining my answer exactly to such assumed predicates, the 
accuracy of which I do not attempt to determine, I have the 
honor to advise the Honorable House of Representatives that 
in my opinion such a state of facts would disclose the control 
intended by the phrase of the statute quoted. 

I am further required to answer the specific question : — 

Does the section last cited establish clearly that it is the policy of Massachu- 
setts not to permit such control unless it is authorized by law ? 

I entertain grave doubt whether it lies within my province 
to assume to state what the policy of Massachusetts is or may 
be upon any question which properly lies within the responsible 
discretion and declaration of the legislative branch of the gov- 
ernment. I may, however, say without presumption that the 
policy, which appears to me to be reflected by existent legisla- 
tion, declares that such control is not to be permitted unless 
authorized by law. 

A further inquiry is propounded, based upon an assumption 
as follows : — 

Assuming such to be the policy of the Commonwealth, what, if any, change 
should be made in this section to carry that policy into full effect ? 

If I correctly apprehend the tenor and intent of existing legis- 
lation, its policy is manifest, though its phrase is somewhat 
ambiguous; and if I may be permitted to proceed upon this 
assumption of my own, I think there does appear to be occa- 
sion for further legislation in this regard. In order to fully 
answer this inquiry and to render every assistance that any 
opinion of mine might contribute, I perhaps ought to add that 
it may be difficult if not impossible to attain the apparent end 
contemplated by the section of the statute last quoted, through 
a dissolution of the domestic corporation whose stock has been 
acquired in violation of the law, because of the difficulty in de- 
termining the precise import of the term " based upon " in the 
section cited, or the proof of a condition falling within its express 
intent; and legislation removing such doubt of construction or 
difficulty in proof may be advisable. 
Very truly yours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney-General 



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Shellfish — Cultivation — City and Town Authorities — Close 
Season — Private Rights. 

The clause "provided, that no private rights are impaired," in St. 1904, c. 282, 
$ 1, providing that under certain conditions therein set forth " the mayor 
and aldermen of cities, and the selectmen of towns, when so authorized by 
their respective cities and towns, may declare from time to time a close 
season for shellfish ... in such waters or flats within the limits of their 
respective cities and towns as they deem proper, and may plant and grow 
shellfish in such waters and flats: provided, that no private rights are 
impaired ..." has reference to right of the littoral proprietor to exclude 
navigation by the erection of wharves or other structures extending to the 
limit of private ownership ; the right to interfere with public use by setting 
stakes or by keeping back the water by means of a dyke ; and the right to 
fill such flats if duly licensed by the Board of Harbor and Land Commis- 
sioners, together with the permission, in the nature of a right when granted, 
and not incidental to riparian ownership, to engage in the cultivation of 
shellfish as authorized by R. L., c. 91, §§ 104, 105. 

May 8, 1905. 

Hon. George W. Field, Chairman, Commissioners of Fisheries and Game. 

Dear Sir : — Your communication of April 12 requires my 
opinion upon the interpretation to be given to the clause "pro- 
vided, that no private rights are impaired/' in St. 1904, c. 282, 
§ 1, which provides that under certain conditions therein set 
forth " the mayor and aldermen of cities, and the selectmen of 
towns, when so authorized by their respective cities and towns, 
may declare from time to time a close season for shellfish for 
not more than three years in such waters or flats within the 
limits of their respective cities and towns as they deem proper, 
and may plant and grow shellfish in such waters and flats : pro- 
vided, that no private rights are impaired ; . . . " 

For the purpose of your inquiry I assume that the term " pri- 
vate rights " has reference to and concerns only the private and 
exclusive rights in property of an individual, and is applicable 
as well to the provision of the statute above quoted, which au- 
thorizes the mayor and aldermen of cities and the selectmen of 
towns to declare a closed season for shellfish, as to that which 
permits them to themselves engage in the planting and cultiva- 
tion thereof; and upon such assumption, I beg to reply as fol- 
lows. 

The private rights enjoyed by a littoral proprietor or owner 
of flats over flats which are subject to private ownership, either 
as being between high and low water mark or between high- 
water mark and a point one hundred rods seaward, if low-water 
mark exceeds that distance, and so appurtenant to the upland, 
or if below the limit applicable to private ownership, as having 



20 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

been at some time the subject of a grant by competent authority, 
in contradistinction to the general right of the public to fish 
and boat thereon, comprise the right to exclude navigation by 
the erection of wharves or other structures extending to the 
limit of private ownership; the right to interfere with public 
use by setting stakes or by keeping back the water by means of a 
dyke; and the right even to fill such flat, if duly licensed by the 
Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners, and subject to con- 
ditions imposed by them. B. L., c. 96. 

It is to be observed also that there is a further right or per- 
mission in the nature of a right when granted, to engage in the 
cultivation of shellfish as authorized by R. L., c. 91, §§ 104, 105, 
which is exercised to the exclusion of the public rights above 
referred to, and is not necessarily incidental to ownership of 
flats. This right or privilege must be deemed to be held subject 
to the paramount right of the Commonwealth or of the several 
cities and towns to which its authority in the premises may be 
delegated, to pass laws regulating the taking of shellfish and 
establishing a close season for the protection thereof; but, on 
the other hand, such cities and towns may not, under color of 
the statute under consideration, and for the purpose of planting 
and growing shellfish, interfere with the private cultivation of 
such shellfish by persons in the enjoyment of a license therefor 
while such license is in force. 
Very truly j 7 ours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney-General. 



Massachusetts Highway Commission — Registration of 
Automobiles. 

Under the provisions of St. 1903, c. 473, § 1, the Massachusetts Highway Com- 
mission has no discretion, if the application is in proper form, to refuse to 
register an automobile upon the ground that it is of improper construction, 
or that it is one which should not he allowed to he operated on the highway. 

An automobile the registration of which has been suspended pr revoked may not 
be registered again while owned by him by whom it was owned when such 
registration was revoked or suspended, so long as such revocation or suspen- 
sion remains in force; but upon a bona fide sale of such machine, and the 
surrender of the certificate of registration, the new owner is entitled to a 
new certificate of registration, even though the period of suspension has not 
expired. 

May 12, 1905. 

Austin B. Fletcher, Esq., Secretary, Massachusetts Highway Commission. 

Dear Sir : — In your letter of the 8th instant you state that 
the Massachusetts Highway Commission desires my opinion as 



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to whether it can refuse to grant an}' certificate of registration of 
an automobile applied for in case an application is made for the 
registration of a machine which, in the opinion of the Board, 
is of improper construction, or which is one which should not 
be allowed to be operated on the highways. You further submit 
to me the following facts, namely: that the commission recently 
suspended a certificate of registration of an automobile owned 
by one WoodrufT for a period beginning May 1, 1905, and ending 
May 31, 1905, both inclusive; and that said WoodrufT claims to 
have sold the automobile, and has returned the certificate of 
registration; and you request my opinion as to whether the 
commission can refuse to re-register the machine in the name 
of the person to whom Woodruff has sold it, until after the 
expiration of the time during which the right to use it was 
suspended. 
Acts of 1903, c. 473, § 1, provides : — 

All automobiles and motor cycles shall be registered by the owner or person 
in control thereof in accordance with the provisions of this act. Application for 
such registration may be made, by mail or otherwise, to the Massachusetts high- 
way commission or any agent thereof designated for this purpose, upon blanks 
prepared under its authority. The application shall, in addition to such other 
particulars as may be required by said commission, contain a statement of the 
name, place of residence and address of the applicant, with a brief description 
of the automobile or motor cycle, including the name of the maker, the number, 
if any, affixed by the maker, the character of the motor power, and the amount 
of such motor power stated in figures of horse power; and with such application 
shall be deposited a registration fee of two dollars. The said commission or its 
duly authorized agent shall then register, in a book to be kept for the purpose, 
the automobile or motor cycle described in the application, giving to such auto- 
mobile or motor cycle a distinguishing number or other mark, and shall there- 
upon issue to the applicant a certificate of registration. Said certificate shall 
contain the name, place of residence and address of the applicant and the regis- 
tered number or mark, shall prescribe the manner in which said registered 
number or mark shall be inscribed or displayed upon the automobile or motor 
cycle, and shall be in such form and contain such further provisions as the com- 
mission may determine. A proper record of all applications and of all certificates 
issued shall be kept by the commission at its main office, and shall be open to 
the inspection of any person during reasonable business hours. The certificate 
of registration shall always be carried in some easily accessible place in the 
automobile or motor cycle described therein. Upon the sale of any automobile 
or motor cycle, its registration shall expire, and the vendor shall immediately 
return the certificate of registration to the highway commission, with notice of 
the sale, and of the name, place of residence and address of the vendee. 

I am of opinion that under this statute the commission has 
no discretion as to the registration of machines, and that it 
cannot, if the application for registration is in proper form, 
refuse to register an automobile on the ground that it is of im- 
proper construction, or that it is one which should not be allowed 



22 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

to be operated on the highways. To this view I am led by the 
following considerations : — 

First. — The statute provides that upon the filing of an appli- 
cation in the prescribed form, accompanied by a fee of two dol- 
lars, "the said commission or its duly authorized agent shall 
then register ... the automobile or motor cycle described in 
the application . . . and shall thereupon issue to the applicant 
a certificate of registration." 

Second. — There is no provision making such registration con- 
ditional upon satisfying the commission that the machine is a 
proper one to be registered; whereas, in the case of licenses to 
operate, it is expressly provided that " before a license to operate 
is granted, the applicant shall pass such examination as to his 
qualifications as may be required by the state highway commis- 
sion ; " and that in the case of special licenses for the operation 
of machines for hire " no such licenses shall be issued until the 
commission or its authorized agent shall have satisfied itself or 
himself that the applicant is a proper person to receive it." 
Had the Legislature contemplated an exercise of discretion in 
the issue of certificates of registration, it might have required 
the satisfaction of similar conditions precedent thereto. 

Third. — The discretion of the Highway Commission in the 
registration of automobiles is not required in order to give the 
commission the control over machines which the statute con- 
templates ; since, by section 9, it is authorized to " suspend or 
revoke a certificate issued under section one of this act, . . . 
for any cause which it may deem sufficient." 

Clearly, however, a machine the registration of which has 
been suspended or revoked is not entitled to registration while 
owned or controlled by him by whom it was owned or controlled 
when the registration was suspended or revoked, so long as such 
suspension or revocation remains in force; but in the event of a 
bona fide sale of such machine to another, and a surrender of the 
certificate of registration, such new owner, upon proper appli- 
cation, would, in my opinion, be entitled to a new certificate of 
registration, even though the period of suspension as against its 
former owner had not expired. 
Very truly yours, 

Herbert Parker. Attorney-General. 



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Standard Fire Insurance Policy — Mortgaged Policy — Referees 
— Appointment — Insurance Commissioner — Notice. 

Under a fire insurance policy in the Massachusetts standard form required by 
R. L., c. 118, § 60, where the damaged property is mortgaged and the insurance 
is payable to the mortgagee, the Insurance Commissioner should not, on the 
application of the mortgagor, appoint a third referee unless the mortgagee 
joins in the request for such appointment. 

A referee chosen by the mortgagor, without the concurrence of the mortgagee, 
is not duly chosen, and the Insurance Commissioner should not act upon his 
request for the appointment of a third referee. 

R.L., c. 118, ^60, providing that upon appointment of a third referee the Insurance 
Commissioner "shall send written notification thereof to the parties," re- 
quires such commissioner to notify not only the insurance company and the 
mortgagor, but also the mortgagee, or the two referees as the representatives 
of such parties. 

May 13, 1905. 

Hon. Frederick L. Cutting, Insurance Commissioner. 

Dear Sir : — You have requested my opinion upon the fol- 
lowing questions of law relating to proceedings for arbitration 
under a fire insurance policy in the Massachusetts standard 
form : — 

(1) When the damaged property is mortgaged, and the insurance is payable 
to the mortgagee, as his interest may appear, is the mortgagee one of the insured 
in such a sense that the Insurance Commissioner should not, on the application 
of the party holding the equity, appoint a third referee unless the mortgagee 
joins in the request for an appointment? 

(2) In such case, is a referee of the insured duly chosen so that the Insurance 
Commissioner may act on his request for the appointment of a third referee, if 
the mortgagee has not concurred in his selection as referee of the insured by the 
mortgagor ? 

(3) What parties are meant in R. L., c. 118, § 60, where it provides that the 
Insurance Commissioner " shall send written notification thereof to the 
parties"? 

The material part of section 60 is as follows : — 

In case of the failure of two referees, chosen, respectively, by the insurance 
company and the insured, to agree upon and select within ten days from their 
appointment a third referee willing to act in said capacity, either of said referees 
or parties may within twenty days from the expiration of said ten days make 
written application, setting forth the facts, to the insurance commissioner to 
appoint such third referee ; and said commissioner shall thereupon make such 
appointment and shall send written notification thereof to the parties. 

The standard form of policy contains this provision : — 

If this policy shall be made payable to a mortgagee of the insured real estate, 
no act or default of any person other than such mortgagee or his agents, or those 
claiming under him, shall affect such mortgagee's right to recover in case of 
loss on such real estate: provided, etc. 



24 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

The effect of such a policy, in which the insurance is made 
payable, in case of loss, to the mortgagee as his interest may 
appear, has been described in Palmer Savings Bank v. Insurance 
Co. of North America, 166 Mass. 189, 194, as follows : — 

The effect of such a policy is the same as if the mortgagor had taken out the 
insurance in his own name, and then assigned it to the mortgagee to the extent 
of his interest, and the insurance company had assented to the assignment, and 
had promised the mortgagee that no act or default of the mortgagor should 
defeat the right of the mortgagee to recover to the extent of his interest. Under 
such an assignment, assented to hy the company, the mortgagee, in the event of 
a loss, could maintain an action in his own name to recover to the extent of his 
interest. 

The case held that the mortgagee under such a policy is entitled 
to maintain an action in his own name. 

Harrington v. Fitchburg Mutual Fire Insurance Co., 124 
Mass. 126, held that a mortgagee under such a policy is not 
bound by an adjustment of such a loss made without his knowl- 
edge or consent by the assured, the mortgagor, with the insur- 
ance company. 

I am of opinion, following the authority of these cases, that 
your questions above quoted must be answered as follows : — 

(1) The Insurance Commissioner should not, on the applica- 
tion of the mortgagor, appoint a third referee unless the mort- 
gagee joins in the request for an appointment. 

(2) A referee chosen by the mortgagor, without concurrence 
in his selection by the mortgagee, is not duly chosen, and the 
Insurance Commissioner should not act upon his request for 
the appointment of a third referee. 

(3) You should send notification of your appointment of a 
third referee not only to the insurance company and the mort- 
gagor, but also to the mortgagee, or to their respective represent- 
atives, the two referees. 

The following cases in other States also support this con- 
clusion: Brown v. Roger Williams Insurance Co., 5 R. I. 394; 
Bergman v. Commercial Assurance Co., 92 Ky. 494 (15 L. E. A. 
270) : Georgia Home Insurance Co. v. Stein, 72 Miss. 943. 
Very truly yours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney-General. 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 25 



Constitutional Law — Veterans — Bounties. 

House Bill No. 992, entitled " An Act to authorize the payment of money to 
certain veterans of the civil war," providing in section 1 that the persons 
therein specified shall receive from the treasury of the Commonwealth the 
sum of $125, " as a testimonial of the sense that the Commonwealth enter- 
tains of his patriotism and faithful service," in effect requires the payment 
from the public treasury of a sum of money in the nature of bounty to such 
veterans of the war of the rebellion as have never received bounties, and 
cannot in principle be distinguished from St. 1904, c. 458. The proposed act 
is therefore unconstitutional. 

May 15, 1905. 
Hon. William F. Dana, President of the Senate. 

Dear Sir : — I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of the 
order of the Senate adopted May 10, 1905, requiring my opinion 
on the following question : — 

Are the provisions of the bill, printed as House, No. 992, entitled " An Act to 
authorize the payment of money to certain veterans of the civil war," as passed 
by the House of Representatives to be engrossed, constitutional ? 

The bill provides, in its first section, that : — 

Every person not being a conscript or a substitute and not having received a 
bounty from the Commonwealth, or any city or town therein, who served in the 
army or navy of the United States to the credit of Massachusetts during the civil 
war, was honorably discharged from such service, and is living at the passage of 
this act, shall be paid from the treasury of the Commonwealth the sum of one 
hundred and twenty-five dollars as a testimonial of the sense that the Common- 
wealth entertains of his patriotism and faithful service. 

Section 2 provides that: — 

The treasurer and receiver-general, to meet said payment, is authorized to use 
not exceeding three hundred and fifty thousand dollars of the sums received from 
the United States government by the Commonwealth in payment of expenses 
incurred by the Commonwealth in connection with the civil war, and said sum 
shall be set aside by the governor and council for such use from the sums so re- 
ceived before any thereof is paid into the sinking fund under the provisions of 
chapter four hundred and seventy-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and three. 

Under St. 1903, c. 471, the sums herein referred to are to be 
"paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth and transferred 
to and become a part of such sinking funds held by the Common- 
wealth for the reduction of the public debt as the treasurer and 
receiver-general, with the approval of the governor and council, 
shall deem best for the interests of the Commonwealth." Con- 
sequently, the effect of the bill in question, if enacted into law. 
would be to " take from the treasury . . . monev which ulti- 



26 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

mately can be replaced only by taxation." See Opinio?! of the 
Justices, 186 Mass. 603, 605. This was said by the justices to 
be the effect of St. 1904, c. 458; and the statement is equally 
true of the present bill, although under the latter the sums re- 
ceived are to be used directly "before any thereof is paid into 
the sinking fund under the provisions of chapter four hundred 
and seventy-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
three," instead of being used in the payment of principal and 
interest of bonds issued to provide for the payments to veterans, 
as was the case under the former. I am therefore brought to a 
consideration of whether it is in the power of the Legislature to 
tax the people of the Commonwealth to provide money to expend 
as authorized by the bill which you submit to me. 

The justices of the Supreme Judicial Court, in reply to cer- 
tain questions propounded by the Governor and Council, said that 
in their opinion (Opinion of the Justices, supra) St. 1904, c. 458, 
which directed the payment " out of the treasury of the Com- 
monwealth " of — 

the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to every veteran of the civil war 
living at the date of the passage of this act, not "being a conscript or a substitute, 
who served in the army or navy of the United States to the credit of Massachu- 
setts during the civil war, and who was honorably discharged from such service: 
provided, that he has not received a bounty from any city or town or from the 
Commonwealth for such service ; and provided, that he makes application for 
the said bounty prior to the first day of November in the year nineteen hundred 
and six — 

was not in conformity with the Constitution of the Common- 
wealth, since it provided for the expenditure of money for pri- 
vate use. 

The question before me is simply whether the present bill 
can be distinguished from the statute of 1904 in respect to the 
character of the expenditure provided for therein. The acts 
are alike in that they provide for the payment from the treasury 
of the same sum of money, namely, one hundred and twenty-five 
dollars, to each of the same class of persons, — in general, Mas- 
sachusetts veterans who have not received bounties. There is a 
minor difference, in that the later one does not limit the pay- 
ment to those applying before a given date, but this clearly does 
not affect the nature of the act. The acts differ in their titles, 
the title of the earlier being " An Act to provide for the pajmient 
of bounties to certain veterans of the civil war," that of the later 
being " An Act to authorize the payment of money to certain 



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veterans of the civil war." They also differ in the following 
respect: in St. 1904, c. 458, the payment is referred to as a 
"bounty;" in House Bill No. 992, it is not referred to as a 
bounty, but is expressly declared to be made " as a testimonial 
of the sense that the Commonwealth entertains of his patriotism 
and faithful service." The other distinctions are either merely 
differences in form, or such differences in substance as have no 
bearing on the characterization of the expenditures provided for. 

The title of an act is no part of it, although it may be resorted 
to for explanation when the enacting clause is doubtful. Since, 
however, the same distinctions are maintained through the acts 
as appear in their titles, no assistance in interpretation is to be 
gained in the present case from a comparison of the latter. 

The omission of the word "bounty" in the act before me, 
though of some significance as indicating the legislative inten- 
tion, does not of itself change the nature of the payments; and 
if the payments have the characteristics of bounties, they are 
to be treated as such, regardless of the fact that the Legislature 
has not applied that name to them. 

In the opinion given by the justices of the Supreme Judicial 
Court upon the constitutionality of chapter 458 of the Acts of 
1904, it was held that : — 

In this opinion we need not consider the subject of pensions to soldiers, for 
the statute does not purport to grant pensions or rewards for meritorious service, 
or money for the relief of present necessities. It purports to give bounties now 
only to those who did not receive them at the time of enlistment, which, if 
given then, would have been given as inducements to enlist in the service of 
the United States. Under the provisions of this statute, those who enlisted 
without a bounty, under other influences or upon other inducements, would 
receive now as a gratuity this sum of money representing an additional induce- 
ment. The object of the act, as disclosed by its provisions, is not to give re- 
wards in recognition of valuable services, and thus to promote loyalty and 
patriotism, but to equalize bounties given to induce enlistments in a particular 
military service many years ago. 

The justices further said : " The manifest object " (of the 
act) is "to give to soldiers, forty years after their enlistment, 
bounties similar to those that others had at the time of their 
enlistment." 

The act before me appears likewise to be expressly intended 
retroactively to equalize bounties given to induce enlistments 
in a particular military service many years ago. The sole con- 
dition upon which the payments under this act are to be made is 
that upon which an equalizing bounty would of necessity rest. 



28 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Only those who would have been entitled to a bounty as such, 
had there been a uniform system therefor, are entitled to the 
benefits of the enactment before me. Throughout its phrase it 
is manifest that its purpose is to make a payment which, had 
it been made at the inception of the service referred to, rather 
than long years afterward, when both the service and its occa- 
sion were long past, would have been in its very essence a bounty, 
and could not have been otherwise interpreted. The payment 
contemplated by the act under inquiry appears to me to be no 
less a bounty, though it be delayed in time of payment and retro- 
spective in intent, and though the avowed purpose of the act is, 
as expressed therein, " a testimonial of the sense that the Com- 
monwealth entertains of patriotism and faithful service." It is to 
be observed that the testimonial is to be withheld or conferred, 
dependent upon the decisive incident of a previous payment of 
the bounty, or the absence of such payment. It appears to me 
indisputable that the payment contemplated by the act is, and 
is intended to be, the exact equivalent of a bounty. If I am 
right in this view, it follows that, notwithstanding some char- 
acterizing terms of the act, they are nevertheless of necessity 
so controlled by its plain terms and its vital provisions as to 
bring it plainly within the reason and decision of the justices 
of the Supreme Judicial Court in their opinion upon the former 
statute above quoted, and by such opinion so held to be uncon- 
stitutional, because "the manifest object is to give to soldiers, 
forty years after their enlistment, bounties similar to those that 
others had at the time of their enlistment." 

A statute duly enacted and approved by Executive authority 
should be presumed to be constitutional until the courts of com- 
petent jurisdiction have otherwise decided; but were there such 
presumption before final enactment by legislation, it must be 
overborne by existing judicial authority. Enlightened and in- 
structed as I am by such authority, I hold it to be my official 
duty to advise the Honorable Senate that the bill printed as 
House Bill No. 992, entitled " An Act to authorize the payment 
of money to certain veterans of the civil war," is in my opinion 
unconstitutional. 

Very truly yours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney-General. 



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Gypsy and Brown-tail Moths — Suppression and Destruction — 
Superintendent — Local Boards of Health — Public Nui- 
sance — Cities and Towns — Local Officers — Compulsory 

Gypsy and Brown-tail Moths — Suppression and Destruction — 

The provisions of St. 1905, c. 381, " Au Act to provide for suppressing the gypsy 
and brown-tail moths," are not applicable to local boards of health, and such 
boards cannot take action to suppress such moths in their various stages of 
development, as constituting a public nuisance. 

It is the duty of the Superintendent for the Suppression of Gypsy and Brown- 
tail Moths to deal with the officers of cities and towns who have been ap- 
pointed, under color of authority, to act therefor ; and he is called upon to 
determine the legality of such appointments. 

St. 1905, c. 381, § 3, does not make compulsory the destruction by cities and 
towns of gypsy and brown-tail moths within their respective limits ; but the 
reimbursement therein provided for extends to and includes all acts done by 
such cities and towns under the advice or direction of the superintendent, 
for the purpose of destroying such moths. 

The superintendent may, under the provisions of St. 1905, c. 381, § 3, within the 
limits of the appropriation provided therein, suppress gypsy and brown-tail 
moths within a city or town which has made the maximum expenditure 
authorized by such act, and may employ the local force therefor, or organize 
a new force of agents or employees under his immediate control. Such 
superintendent may also organize a force, and undertake the work of sup- 
pressing and destroying such moths in cities and towns refusing to prosecute 
the work required by such statute. 

St. 1905, c. 381, $ 5, does not require property owners to undertake any work 
against the "caterpillars" of the gypsy or brown-tail moth. 

May 25, 1905. 

A. H. Kirkland, Esq., Superintendent for Suppressing the Gypsy and Brown- 
tail Moths. 

Dear Sir : — In your letter of May 20 yon request my opinion 
upon certain questions relative to chapter 381 of the Acts of 
1905, entitled " An Act to provide for suppressing the gypsy 
and brown-tail moths." 

Your first question is as follows : — 

The common method of suppressing public nuisances is by action of the local 
board of health. Do such boards still have authority to act against the moth 
plague? 

It is extremely doubtful if the local boards of health had any 
authority to destroy gypsy and brown-tail moths before the 
passage of this statute. The act clearly does not confer upon 
the local boards of health, as such, any additional authority to 
destroy moths. Furthermore, in my opinion it shows a legis- 
lative intention to limit proceedings for the destruction of moths 
as public nuisances to such as are provided for by the act itself. 

I must therefore advise you that the local boards of health 



30 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

cannot suppress moths in their various stages of development as 
public nuisances. 

Your second inquiry is in regard to the authority of cities and 
towns to designate or appoint public officers or boards to act for 
them in the suppression of gypsy and brown-tail moths. I am 
of opinion that it is the duty of the superintendent to deal with 
the officers of the cities and towns who have been, under color 
of authority, designated or appointed to act for such munici- 
pality, and that it is not a part of his duty to determine the 
legality of appointments and designations under which municipal 
officers or boards are acting in the premises. It appears, there- 
fore, unnecessary now to ascertain by what method the municipal 
appointments are to be made. That question would appropri- 
ately arise upon the issue of the right to reimbursement for 
expenditures. 

The third, fourth, fifth and sixth questions relate to the inter- 
pretation of the third section of the act. I am of opinion that 
this section does not make compulsory the destruction by cities 
and towns of the caterpillar of gypsy and brown-tail moths. I 
am, however, of opinion that the reimbursement to which a city 
or town is entitled under the second sentence of this section 
extends to all acts done by a city or town under the advice and 
direction of the superintendent in the suppression of gypsy and 
brown-tail moths, including the destruction of caterpillars, the 
clause of the provision relating to reimbursement being obviously 
broad enough to justify such inclusion, and making a distinc- 
tion from the more limited provision with respect to the com- 
pulsory requirement of this section. 

The seventh inquiry is as follows : — 

When a city or town has made the maximum expenditure required under the 
provisions of this act, and the necessities of the case demand further work, is 
this work to he continued hy the local force at the State's expense, or can the 
superintendent organize a force of his own to carry it on if he deems necessary? 
(See section 5.) Does section 3 confer this authority? 

I am of opinion that, under authority conferred by the third 
section of the act upon the superintendent to " enter upon the 
land of the commonwealth or of a municipality, corporation or 
other owner or owners," and to " use all reasonable means in 
carrying out the purposes of this act," and to " in the under- 
takings aforesaid " " in accordance with the provisions of this 
act, expend the funds appropriated or donated therefor," the 
superintendent may, within the limits of the appropriation pro- 



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vicled by the act, suppress gypsy and brown-tail moths within a 
city or town which has made the maximum expenditure; and 
that the superintendent may in his discretion employ the local 
force, or organize a new force of agents or employees under his 
own immediate control. There is, however, no provision in the 
act by virtue of which the superintendent can compel a city or 
town to act after it has made the maximum expenditure. 
The eighth inquiry is as follows : — 

Should a city or town refuse to do any work against the moth, is the superin- 
tendent empowered to organize a force, and attend to it ? (See section 5.) Does 
section 3 confer this authority ? 

Under the language of section 3, above quoted, the superin- 
tendent may, in my opinion, organize a force and attend to the 
work of suppressing and destroying the moth in towns refusing 
to prosecute the work in accordance with the requirements of 
the statute. 

The ninth inquiry is substantially whether, in view of the 
omission in section 6 of the word "caterpillars," work against 
caterpillars can be required of property owners under the terms 
of the section. This question must be answered in the negative. 
The general purpose of the statute is the suppression of the 
gypsy and brown-tail moths; but the particular requirement in 
the sixth section does not include the destruction of caterpillars, 
and there is nothing in the section which renders the inclusion 
of caterpillars by implication necessary, though I believe the 
omission to have been the result of inadvertence rather than 
design. 

The tenth and eleventh inquiries relate expressly to disburse- 
ments to be made by the Commonwealth, and, since they do not 
fall within the official determination and responsibility of the 
superintendent, do not need to be dealt with by him. 
Very truly yours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney-General. 



Clerics of Court — Assistant Clevis — Travelling Expenses — 

Allowance. 

Under St. 1904, c. 451, § 6, providing that clerks of court and assistant clerks of 
courts "shall be allowed . . . their travelling expenses necessarily incurred 
when holding sessions of said courts out of the cities or towns in which they 
severally reside," the allowance for such expenses must he limited to ex- 
penses so incurred when the court is actually in session, and cannot include 
travelling expenses of a clerk or assistant clerk when engaged upon other 
duties than attendance upon a session of court. 



32 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

June 6, 1905. 
Charles R. Prescott, Esq., Controller of County Accounts. 

Dear Sir : — You request my opinion as to whether the clerk 
of courts for the county of Norfolk, and the assistant clerk, are 
entitled to their daily travelling expenses from their home in 
Weymouth to Dedham, and return. 

The facts are, that the clerk resided, when elected, and still 
resides, in the town of Weymouth, and that the assistant clerk 
is also a resident of such town. The courts of the county are 
held at Dedham, and no sessions thereof are held outside of said 
town. 

St. 1904, c. 451, § 6, is as follows : — 

The clerks of courts and assistant clerks of courts shall each be allowed by the 
respective counties in which said courts are established their travelling expenses 
necessarily incurred when holding sessions of said courts out of the cities or 
towns in which they severally reside, which expenses shall be audited by the 
county commissioners. 

The natural interpretation of this statute is that the clerk of 
courts or the assistant clerk, as the case may be, shall be allowed, 
when actually holding a session of court at Dedham, his travelling- 
expenses necessarily incurred in going back and forth from his 
home in Weymouth. Such allowance for travelling expenses 
must, however, in my opinion, be limited to the days when the 
court is actually in session, and to the clerk or assistant who is 
actually in attendance on such court. The statute cannot be 
extended to include the travelling expenses of a clerk or assistant 
clerk when he is engaged in the performance of any duties of 
his office other than attendance upon a session of the court. 
Very truly yours, 

Herbert Pakker, Attorney-General. 



Savings Banks — Investments — First Mortgage of Real Estate. 

A transaction by which a person borrows money of a savings bank upon his per- 
sonal note, pledging as collateral therefor certain mortgage notes secured 
by real estate within the Commonwealth, and assigned to such bank and 
duly recorded, the mortgagee still continuing to receive the interest upon 
the mortgage notes, is not an investment in first mortgages of real estate 
within the meaning of R. L., c. 113, § 26, cl. 1, permitting savings banks to 
invest deposits and income in " first mortgages of real estate situated in this 
commonwealth " 

June 7, 1905. 

Hon. "Warren E. Locke, Chairman, Board of Commissioners of Savings Banks. 
Dear Sir : — My opinion is desired by the Board of Com- 
missioners of Savings Banks upon the proper classification of a 



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loan, made as hereafter described, by a savings bank within the 
Commonwealth and subject to the jurisdiction of the Board, such 
loan being now carried upon the books of the bank as a " loan 
on mortgage of real estate." 

Chapter 113 of the Bevised Laws, which treats " of savings 
banks and other institutions for savings," provides in section 26 
for the investment of deposits and income derived therefrom; 
and, so far as material to the present issue, is as follows : — 

First, In first mortgages of real estate situated in this commonwealth, not to 
exceed sixty per cent of the valuation of such real estate ; but not more than 
seventy per cent of the whole amount of deposits shall he so invested. A loan 
on mortgage shall not be made except upon the report of not less than two mem- 
bers of the board of investment, who shall certify, according to their best judg- 
ment, to the value of the premises to be mortgaged and such report shall be filed 
and preserved with the records of the corporation. 



The facts as they appear in the communication of the Board 
are, that " a certain party borrowed $20,000 of this institution, 
and pledged as collateral to the same certain mortgage notes 
aggregating $40,000. Each mortgage note which is held as 
collateral is secured by real estate located in this Commonwealth, 
and each mortgage is assigned to the bank and duly recorded." 
I am further advised that it may be assumed, for the purposes 
of this inquiry, that the $20,000 above mentioned was advanced 
upon the personal note of the borrower, and that, notwithstand- 
ing the assignment of the mortgages to the bank, the mortgagee 
still continues to receive the interest upon the mortgage notes 
deposited as collateral for the principal loan, the profit to the 
bank from the transaction being derived from the payments of 
interest upon the obligation of the borrower. 

Upon this assumption of fact I am of opinion that the transac- 
tion which is the subject of this inquiry is not an " investment in 
first mortgages of real estate" within the meaning of B. L. 
c. 113, § 26, cl. 1. This section contemplates a complete assign- 
ment to the bank of the several mortgages which should have 
effect to vest in the latter the full and unrestricted rights of a 
mortgagee in the premises. 1 Op. Attys.-Gen., 434, 436. In the 
present case, however, the bank could not, upon default in the 
payment of interest upon the note of the borrower, at once exer- 
cise the rights of a mortgagee to foreclose or to sue upon the 
mortgage notes, but would be forced to proceed against the maker 
of the original note for recovery upon that obligation. It follows, 



34 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

therefore, that the present undertaking lacks one of the essen- 
tial features of a loan upon a mortgage of real estate, and should 
not be so recorded. 

Very truly yours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney-General. 



Gypsy and Brown-tail Moths — Suppression and Destruction — 
Cities and Towns — Gross Amount of Expenditures — Reim- 
bursements — Contiguous Lands. 

St. 1905, c. 381, § 5, defines the gross amount which the Superintendent for the 
Suppression of the Gypsy and Brown-tail Moths may require cities and 
towns to expend for the purposes set forth in such statute, and no deductions 
are to he made on account of reimbursements. 

Lands owned hy one owner on two sides of a public highway are contiguous 
within the meaning of St. 1905, c. 381, § 6, providing that when, in the 
opinion of the mayor, or selectmen, the cost of destroying eggs, pupse and 
nests of gypsy or brown-tail moths " on lands contiguous and held under one 
ownership in a city or town," will exceed one half of one per cent, of the 
assessed value of such lands, a part of such lands only may be designated 
for such purpose. 

July 13, 1905. 

Mr. A. H. Kirkland, Superintendent for Suppressing Gypsy and Brown-tail 

Moths. 

Dear Sir : — Your letter of June 22 requests my opinion upon 
two questions relative to the construction of St. 1905, c. 381. 

The first question is, whether section 5 of that act defines the 
gross amount that cities and towns are required to expend in 
suppressing gypsy and brown-tail moths, or whether it refers 
to the net expenditure that they are required to make, — taking 
into consideration the reimbursements that may be made to 
them by the Commonwealth under section 4 of that act. 

Section 5 is as follows : — 

When, in the opinion of the superintendent, any city or town is not expending 
a sufficient amount for the abatement of said nuisance, then the superintendent 
shall, with the advice and consent of the governor, order such city or town to 
expend such an amount as the superintendent shall deem necessary: provided, 
that no city or town where the assessed valuation of real and personal property 
exceeds six million dollars shall be required to expend during any one full year 
more than one fifteenth of one per cent of such valuation, and that no town 
where the assessed valuation of real and personal property is less than six mil- 
lion dollars shall be required to expend during any one full year more than one 
twenty-fifth of one per cent of such valuation. For the purposes of this sec- 
tion the valuation of the year nineteen hundred and four shall be used. 

Any city or town failing to comply with the directions of the said superin- 
tendent in the performance of said work within the date specified by him shall 
pay a fine of one hundred dollars a day for failure so to do; said fine to be col- 
lected by information brought by the attorney-general in the supreme judicial 
court for Suffolk county. 



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I am of opinion that this section limits the gross amount that 
cities and towns may be required to expend. The language of 
the section is very clear, and, except for the fact that certain 
reimbursements are allowed by section 4, I conceive that there 
would be no doubt as to its meaning. 

It is to be noted that the word " expended " is used several 
times both in section 4 and in section 5. The obvious intent 
of these two sections is that cities and towns whose assessed 
valuation of real and personal property exceeds six million dol- 
lars may be required to make a gross expenditure during any one 
full year of one-fifteenth of one per cent, of their valuation; 
those whose assessed valuation is less than six million dollars, 
may be required to make a gross expenditure of one twenty-fifth 
of one per cent, of such valuation. This does not limit them in 
the amount which they may expend if they so desire, because, by 
section 4, in towns whose valuation is less than six million dol- 
lars the Commonwealth pays all of the expense of suppressing 
the moths over and above one twenty-fifth of one per cent, of the 
assessed valuation of the property in such town. Then the statute 
provides that : — 

Disbursements made by said named towns in excess of one twenty-fiftb of one 
per cent shall be reimbursed by the Commonwealth every sixty days. 

This obviously presupposes that the town may, in its discre- 
tion, expend more than it can be legally required to expend, in 
which case the Commonwealth reimburses it for all it expends 
over one twenty-fifth of one per cent, of its assessed valuation. 

So, in the case of other cities and towns where the valuation is 
more than six million dollars, there is no limit upon the authority 
of such towns and cities to expend by this act, but the Common- 
wealth will reimburse them only a portion of what they expend 
above a certain amount. 

Furthermore, section 5 is in the nature of a penal statute, a 
fine of one hundred dollars a day being imposed for failure to 
comply with the directions of the superintendent, and is there- 
fore to be construed strictly. 

For all of these reasons I am of opinion that section 5 defines 
the gross amount which cities and towns may be required to 
expend by you, and that no deductions are to be made on account 
of reimbursements. 

Your second question is, whether lands owned by one owner 



36 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

on two sides of a public highway are contiguous or not, within 
the meaning of section 6, which provides that : — 

When, in the opinion of the mayor or selectmen, the cost of destroying such 
eggs, pupse and nests on lands contiguous and held under one ownership in a 
city or town shall exceed one-half of one per cent of the assessed value of said 
lands, then a part of said premises on which said eggs, pupte or nests shall he 
destroyed may he designated in such notice, and such requirement shall not 
apply to the remainder of said premises. The mayor or selectmen may desig- 
nate the manner in which such work shall he done, hut all work done under this 
section shall be subject to the approval of the state superintendent. 

I am of opinion that lands so held are contiguous within the 
meaning of the above provision. 
Very truly yours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney-General. 



Executive Council — Delegation of Authority to approve 
Warrants. 

The Executive Council may not delegate to one of its members the authority to 
advise with and consent to the acts of the Governor, in the approval of war- 
rants for the payment of money from the treasury of the Commonwealth. 

July 24, 1905. 
Hon. Arthur B. Chapin, Treasurer and Receiver-General. 

Dear Sir : — In your letter of the 20th instant, you request 
my opinion as to whether the Executive Council can delegate its 
authority to approve warrants for the payment of employees 
of the Commonwealth under substantially the following vote : — 

Voted, That during the month of August the Council delegate to any member 
of the committee on warrants or finance the right to approve for and in behalf 
of the Council all warrants for the expenditure of money duly certified by the 
Auditor, and ordered by His Excellency the Governor. 

The Constitution, part second, chapter II., section I., article 
XL, provides : — 

No moneys shall be issued out of the treasury of this commonwealth, and dis- 
posed of (except such sums as may be appropriated for the redemption of bills 
of credit or treasurer's notes, or for the payment of interest arising thereon) but 
by warrant under the hand of the governor for the time being, with the advice 
and consent of the council, for the necessary defence and support of the com- 
monwealth ; and for the protection and preservation of the inhabitants thereof, 
agreeably to the acts and resolves of the general court. 

The duty hereby imposed upon the Executive Council of ap- 
proving the warrants for the payment of money is executive in 
character. 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 37 

The Constitution provides, part second, chapter II., section 
III., article L, for a council " for advising the governor in the ex- 
ecutive part of the government/' The approval of warrants re- 
quires the exercise of judgment and discretion, and is not a mere 
ministerial or mechanical function. Duties requiring the exercise 
of judgment and discretion cannot be delegated by public officers 
or boards upon whom they are imposed. 

The court, in Commonwealth v. Smith, 141 Mass. 135, stated 
the principle which is here applicable; and there is no distinc- 
tion to be drawn from the fact that in that case the officer in 
question was a statutory officer, while the Executive Council 
derives authority from the Constitution. 

The general rule is that the performance of public duties cannot be delegated 
by public officers; and the reasonable inference is that, unless there is a clear 
expression in the statutes to the contrary, the Legislature intended that public 
duties requiring the exercise of discretion should be performed by public officers 
selected for that purpose with a view to tbe intelligent and discreet discharge 
of such duties. 

It is consequently my opinion that the Council cannot delegate 
to one of its members the authority to advise with and consent 
to the acts of the Governor in the approval of warrants for the 
payment of money from the treasury of the Commonwealth. 
Very truly yours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney-General. 



Governor and Council — Claim against the United States — 
Authority to appoint Agent of Commonwealth for Collec- 
tion. 

Under R. L., c. 6, $ 79, authorizing the Governor, with the advice and consent 
of the Council, to appoint from time to time an agent to examine and 
prosecute before any of the executive departments of the United States 
government any accounts or claims of the Commonwealth against the United 
States, except claims for reimbursement of interest on war loans, the Gov- 
ernor and Council are not warranted in making a contract with any person 
to act as agent of the Commonwealth in the " collection " of a claim against 
the United States, since such statute does not authorize the appointment of 
an agent to present or prosecute before the courts or to actually collect such 
claim. 

July 25, 1905. 

His Honor Curtis Guild, Jr., Lieutenant-Governor, Chairman, Committee on 
Finance of the Executive Council. 

Sir : — I respectfully acknowledge Your Honor's communi- 
cation of July 20, in which you require the opinion of the Attor- 
ney-General upon the authority of the Council to authorize the 



38 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

employment of a special agent in Washington to collect money 
due the State of Massachusetts from the United States. 
R. L., c. 7, § 1, is as follows : — 

The attorney general shall appear for the commonwealth, the secretary, the 
treasurer and receiver general, the auditor of accounts and for state hoards and 
commissions in all suits and other civil proceedings in which the commonwealth 
is a party or interested, or in which the official acts and doings of said officers 
are called in question, in all the courts of the commonwealth, except upon 
criminal recognizances and hail bonds ; and in such suits and proceedings before 
any other tribunal when requested by the governor or by the general court or 
either branch thereof. All such suits and proceedings shall be prosecuted or 
defended by him or under his direction. Writs, summonses or other processes 
served upon such officers shall be forthwith transmitted by them to him. All 
legal services required by such officers, boards, commissions and commissioner of 
pilots for the harbor of Boston in matters relating to their official duties shall 
be rendered by the attorney general or under his direction. 

The law so provides that the Attorney-General shall appear 
for State boards and commissions, and in all proceedings in 
which the Commonwealth is a party or interested, in all courts 
of the Commonwealth except in certain particular cases not here 
material; and that the Attorney-General further shall appear in 
all suits and proceedings before any tribunal other than those 
of this Commonwealth when requested by the Governor or by the 
General Court or either branch thereof, and that in all such cases 
the Attorney-General or those acting under his direction shall 
conduct the prosecution or defence. 

It thus appears that absolute and specific provision is made, 
whereby the Attorney-General must represent the Commonwealth 
in all matters affecting its interests, save for the exceptions above 
noted, in the courts of this Commonwealth, and these duties are 
expressly and exclusively delegated and committed to him. He 
is further required, at the request of the Governor, to act or 
direct action in the interests of the Commonwealth before any 
tribunals outside of the Commonwealth. The plain intent of 
the law appears to be that the Attorney-General shall be respon- 
sible for the conduct of all litigation in which the State, as such, 
is concerned. 

R. L., c. 7, § 9, provides that the Attorney-General — 

may appoint such assistants as the duties of the office require ; and with the 
approval of the governor and council fix their compensation. If in his opinion 
the interests of the commonwealth so require, he may, with the approval of the 
governor and council, employ additional legal assistance. 

Ample provision is thus made for the conduct of all litigation 
in the interests of the State, or the prosecution before any tribunal 



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of any claim in its behalf, whereby the same shall remain in the 
responsible official charge of the attorney of the Commonwealth, 
who may, if occasion arises, with the approval of the Governor 
and Council, employ assistants in other jurisdictions to care for 
issues and conditions there arising. Such assistant, of necessity, 
still remains under the responsible direction of the Attorney- 
General, who, in turn, is responsible to the Commonwealth, 
whose sworn officer he is. 

By the provisions of the law above cited, it is plain that the 
Governor may request the Attorney-General to act in the prem- 
ises suggested by Your Honor's communication; and it appears, 
as well, that the Attorney-General, without such requirement, 
may so act, and with the approval of the Governor and Council 
secure such additional legal assistance as any occasion may re- 
quire. There does not appear to me reason for any action out- 
side of that thus above provided for. 

B. L., c. 6, § 79, — 

The governor, with the advice and consent of the counsel, may from time to 
time appoint an agent to examine and prosecute before any of the executive de- 
partments of the United States government, any account or claim of the com- 
monwealth against the United States, except any claim for reimbursement of 
interest paid by the commonwealth on its war loans; and if any amount is 
received into the treasury of the commonwealth by reason of the services ren- 
dered by such agent he may be paid in full compensation for services and 
expenses such sum, not exceeding ten per cent of the amount so received, as 
may be agreed upon in advance between the governor and council and such 
agent — 

confers authority upon the Governor, with the advice and con- 
sent of the Council, to appoint from time to time an agent to 
examine and prosecute before any of the executive departments 
of the United States government any account or claim of the 
Commonwealth against the United States, except any claim for 
reimbursement of interest paid by the Commonwealth on its 
war loans. 

The authority of an agent, if so appointed, is thus limited 
to the prosecution of a claim before the executive departments of 
the United States government, and confers no authority to col- 
lect any claim, nor for the presentation or prosecution of a 
cause before the courts; and is thus confined to a mere detail 
of prosecution, and does not extend to the effectual and neces- 
sary end of an adjudication in the courts, or an adjudication 
and appropriation by the Congress. 

The communication of Mr. Tolford, to which Your Honor 



40 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

calls my attention, solicits his appointment as agent of the Com- 
monwealth to collect the claims referred to. He gives very 
confident assurances that, if so appointed, in three or four weeks 
he could obtain settlements from the government and have 
returned to the State treasury the greater part of the amount 
outstanding and still due Massachusetts. He does not state 
where or before what tribunals or by what methods he proposes 
to accomplish such immediate results. He could have no au- 
thority to speak or act for the State of Massachusetts under 
such appointment as is contemplated by the statute above cited, 
except before the executive departments of the Federal govern- 
ment; and if the situation is such as to justify his assurances, 
there must be an inconceivable delay or failure in the adjust- 
ment of claims by the Federal officials, who, it must be assumed 
from Mr. Tolford's statement, have authority to make, and are 
required to make, immediate payment, but have failed to do so. 
The contract suggested by Mr. Tolford, in regard to which 
Your Honor's inquiry is directed, is one conferring exclusive 
authority to proceed to collect claims not yet adjudicated, and 
which may be, as matter of law, disputed, and necessarily in- 
volve judicial determination. 

I have the honor to advise the committee of the Council that 
in my opinion the Governor and Council have no authority to 
make a contract of such tenor or conferring such authority. 
At most, any contract made by the Governor and Council with- 
out further legislative authority must be absolutely confined to 
the examination and prosecution of claims or accounts before 
the executive departments of the United States government, — 
a limited field of action, within which no conclusive results 
could be attained; and any amounts of money received into the 
treasury of the Commonwealth thereafter could be attributed 
only in part, if at all, to any service thus rendered. 

In my opinion, by reason of the provisions of the section of 
the Revised Laws last quoted, the limited contract for services 
before the executive departments of the United States may be 
entered into by the Governor and Council; but such authority 
is not broad enough to authorize the making of a contract as 
suggested in the letter of Mr. Tolford; and Your Honor's view 
appears to me to be entirely in accord with the law, in which 
you have held that affirmative action by the Legislature is a 
necessary prerequisite to the making of such a contract of ap- 
pointment. Mr. Tolford's proposition is for the making of a 



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contract authorizing him to collect, by whatever processes, dis- 
closed or undisclosed, may be requisite, claims and accounts of 
the State of Massachusetts; whereas, the statute above referred 
to limits the authority of the Governor and Council to the ap- 
pointment of an agent to examine and prosecute accounts before 
the departments above referred to. 

Having indicated the limitation of authority in the matter 
of appointment of an agent for the Commonwealth, I ought to 
add that it is not possible for me to express an opinion as to 
whether a particular contract is authorized or unauthorized, 
until I should have opportunity to examine it in its detail of 
statement. For the moment I can go no farther than to hold 
that in my opinion a contract such as that suggested in the 
communication of Mr. Tolford would be beyond the scope of 
the authority of the Governor and Council. 

By reason of the duties imposed upon this office, I deem it 
not inappropriate to respectfully suggest to Your Honor and 
the Executive Council some considerations applicable to the 
contemplated action in the employment of an agent. I cannot, 
as the law officer of the Commonwealth, assume that a claim 
of one of the States against the Federal government, indis- 
putably due and capable of instant demonstration, must fail of 
recognition or payment unless some individual, assuming to 
have a peculiar knowledge, capacity or influence in the premises, 
is employed as a representative of the Commonwealth, upon a 
basis which gives such solicitor or intermediary an interest in 
the amount so to be recovered. To assume any such condition 
is to suggest an incomprehensible failure of, or inattention to, 
duty on the part of the representatives of the Federal govern- 
ment, if it does not further suggest a characterization of much 
more serious import. I can adopt no such assumption. The 
claims of the Commonwealth outstanding must be either valid 
and demonstrable, as matter of fact and law, or they are not 
so; if the former, they are susceptible of proof, and of satis- 
faction through the presentation of the case by any competent 
and reliable attorney. Nor is there any reason apparent or 
discoverable by me that would justify the appointment of an 
agent upon the considerations suggested by Mr. Tolford. I 
know of no reputable or legitimate method of .prosecuting legit- 
imate causes except through the employment of attorneys who 
are content to be paid for such services as may be actually ren- 
dered, rather than to be made joint speculators with the client 



42 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

in prosecuting claims whose recognition, according to the sug- 
gestions of Mr. Tolford, depends upon the person through whom 
they are presented. If conditions such as Mr. Tolford assumes 
do actually obtain, and if the necessity for employment such 
as he solicits actually exists, there is occasion for investigation 
of such alleged system, to the end that the debts due from the 
United States may be paid as other ascertained or ascertainable 
debts are paid. 

Were a contract or appointment to be made upon the predi- 
cates of Mr. Tolford, I respectfully suggest that, instead of 
insisting upon the recognition of her rights, and instead of aid- 
ing the Federal authorities in directly meeting their obligations, 
the State would be condoning, participating in and recognizing 
a system admittedly objectionable and to be deplored. And again, 
I respectfully submit for the consideration of the Honorable 
Council that the employment of alien agents by the Common- 
wealth, upon the basis of a contingent interest in the amount to 
be recovered, is, in my judgment, absolutely inconsistent with 
the attitude which the Commonwealth ought to assume. For 
services rendered she is amply prepared to make immediate and 
full payment. She need not stimulate a mercenary activity or 
fidelity in her employees through the hope of speculative re- 
wards ; nor does she need to confess misgivings as to the validity 
of a claim through hesitation to make the legitimate expendi- 
tures necessary for its presentation. 

In summing up, I have the honor to respectfully advise the 
committee of the Council that in my opinion the contract as 
outlined in the communication of Mr. Tolford, transmitted to 
me, cannot lawfully be entered into by the Governor and Coun- 
cil ; and that, if a contract should be drafted in accordance with 
the limitations of authority prescribed by the statutes, even 
then I am of opinion that it would be inconsistent with the 
interests of the Commonwealth, and wholly at variance with 
that public policy manifest in legislation, that commits to the 
law officer of the Commonwealth the responsible charge over 
litigation in which her interests are involved. 

Though it appears that the satisfaction of the accounts and 
claims of this State for expenditures in the Spanish war has 
been long delayed, I have not been advised by the Governor 
that such delay required any specific action by this department. 
Immediately upon receipt of such request, it would have had my 
immediate attention; and if it became advisable or necessary 



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to secure legal assistance for the presentation and prosecution 
of the claim, I would at once seek the approval of the Governor 
and Council for the appointment of such assistant. Indeed, I 
respectfully suggest that, if there be occasion for such special 
legal assistance, it would be, in my judgment, best secured by 
the employment of an attorney to give attention to the interests 
of the State at Washington, either upon the basis of an annual 
salary, or upon some fixed rate of compensation for services 
rendered. In this manner every detail of legal attention that 
a claim of the Commonwealth might require would be in charge 
of a competent attorney, acting under and responsible to the 
law department of this Commonwealth, and constantly reporting 
upon all matters of which the officers of this Commonwealth 
should be advised. 

I return herewith the communications which Your Honor 
transmitted to me, and remain, with very high regard, 
Very truly yours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney-General. 



Caucus — Precedence of Two Political Parties — Call for Cau- 
cus — Filing with Secretary. 

A communication from the chairman of a State committee of a political party, 
stating that, at a meeting of the executive committee of such State com- 
mittee, it was voted to hold caucuses of such party upon a specified date 
throughout the Commonwealth, does not comply with the requirements of 
R. L., c. 11, § 88, providing that no two political parties shall hold caucuses 
upon the same day, and that the first filing with the Secretary of the Com- 
monwealth a copy of the call, as provided for in section 87, shall he entitled 
to precedence on the day named, if it appears that no record was made of 
any vote to issue a call for caucuses, and that no copy of any such call was 
transmitted to the Secretary, or that no such call was in fact ever issued. 

July 26, 1905. 
Hon. William M. Olin, Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

Sir : — I have the honor to acknowledge your communication 
of July 24, with copies of the communications therein referred 
to. You inquire, first, " as to what constitutes a call within the 
meaning of section 87 of chapter 11 of the Eevised Laws;" 
and second, "Which of the two political parties, democratic or 
republican, is entitled to the date mentioned, September 26?" 

E. L., c. 11, § 87, provides : — 

All caucuses of political parties, except for special elections, for the choice of 
delegates to political conventions which nominate candidates to he voted for at 
the annual state election, and for the nomination of candidates to be voted for 



44 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

at such election, shall be held throughout the commonwealth on a day desig- 
nated hy the state committee of the political party for which said caucuses are 
held ; and all of said delegates shall he elected, and all of said candidates shall 
be nominated, at one caucus. Such caucuses shall be held at the call of the 
state committee of the political party whose caucuses are to be held, and the 
chairman and secretary of the state committee of each political party shall, at 
least twenty-one days before the date on which the caucuses are to be held, 
forward a copy of the call, with designation of date, to the chairman and secre- 
tary of each city and town committee of their party. 

Section 88 provides : — 

No two political parties shall hold such caucuses on the same day. The 
party first filing with the secretary of the commonwealth the copy of the call 
as above provided shall be entitled to precedence on the days named. 

Section 87 provides that all caucuses of political parties, 
except for special elections, for the choice of delegates to polit- 
ical conventions which nominate candidates to be voted for at 
the annual State election, and for the nomination of candidates 
to be voted for at such election, shall be held throughout the 
Commonwealth on a day designated by the State committee of 
the political party for which said caucuses are held. It is fur- 
ther provided that such caucuses shall be held at the call of the 
State committee of the political party whose caucuses are to 
be held. 

Section 88 provides that no two political parties shall hold 
such caucuses on the same day, and that the party first riling 
with the Secretary of the Commonwealth the copy of the call 
as above provided shall be entitled to precedence on the day 
named. 

The call for such caucuses must be made by the respective 
State committees. The legal designation of the days for such 
caucuses can be made only by filing with the Secretary of the 
Commonwealth the copy of the call for such caucuses as above 
specified, and the party first filing such copy of the call is entitled 
to precedence on the day named therein, to the exclusion of the 
designation of such day by any subsequent filing. 

It appears, from the copies of communications transmitted 
to me, that a notice signed " Arthur Lyman, Chairman of the 
Democratic State Committee," bearing date May 23, was re- 
ceived at the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth on 
the 27th of May. This communication states that at a meeting 
of the executive committee of the democratic State committee 
it was voted to hold democratic caucuses throughout the Com- 
monwealth on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1905. It appears that no 
record was made of any vote of such committee to issue a 



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call for caucuses, nor was there any copy of any such call trans- 
mitted or communicated to your department, nor does it appear 
that any such call was ever, in fact, issued. 

I am of opinion, therefore, that the communication of May 
23 does not comply with the requirements of section 88, and 
does not, therefore, make any designation of the date therein 
referred to which could be held to have any lawful precedence 
as against the lawful designation of such date thereafter cer- 
tified to you by another political party. 

The copies of the communications from the chairman of the 
republican State committee and of the certified call for repub- 
lican caucuses do appear to me to strictly comply with the re- 
quirements of the statute; and I am of opinion that the filing 
of such copy of the call and of the notice accompanying the 
same constitutes the first filing of the designation of a day for 
caucuses, as contemplated by section 88; and that the date, 
September 26, therein designated, excludes the designation of 
the same date by another political party. It follows, therefore, 
that in my opinion the designation of a date as specified in the 
communication from the republican State committee does give 
precedence to that party in the matter of assigning that date; 
and that the communication from the democratic State commit- 
tee in the premises cannot give any right to that party to hold 
its caucuses upon the twenty-sixth day of September; and that 
for the purposes of your consideration and action the com- 
munication of Mr. Lyman, chairman of the democratic State 
committee, must be held to be inoperative. 

I have advised the officers of the two political parties inter- 
ested in your inquiry of its pendency, and have given such 
representatives opportunity to offer such considerations as they 
might desire before rendering my official opinion; and I am in 
receipt of a communication from the chairman of the executive 
committee of the democratic State committee, in which he ad- 
vises me that "the democratic State committee does not desire 
to press its claim for the date for which it gave notice to the 
Honorable Secretary, the date not appearing to it to be material. 
As I am informed the republican party desires September 26, 
we will waive our claim and fix another date." It would thus 
seem that the notice heretofore filed in your department by the 
chairman of the democratic State committee may, at his sug- 
gestion, be considered as withdrawn and no longer in issue. 
Very truly yours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney-General. 



46 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 



Food — Adulteration — Indication of Antiseptic or Preservative 
Substances — Beer and Malt Beverages. 

R. L., c. 75, § 18, providing that food as defined by the statute shall he deemed 
to he adulterated if it contains any added antiseptic or preservative sub- 
stance except those therein enumerated, " but the provisions of this defini- 
tion shall not apply to any such article if it hears a label on which the 
presence and the percentage of every such antiseptic or preservative sub- 
stance are clearly indicated," is applicable to beer and other malt beverages, 
whether sold for consumption upon the premises or for removal for con- 
sumption elsewhere. 

July 26, 1905. 

Charles Harrington, M.D., Secretary, State Board of Health. 

Dear Sir : — The secretary of the State Board of Health 
requests the opinion of the Attorney- General upon the question 
whether, under the provisions of chapter 75 of the Revised Laws, 
it is permissible to sell beer and other malt beverages containing 
added antiseptic substances, without marking the can, glass or 
other vessel in which the said articles are sold, either for con- 
sumption on the premises or to be taken away for consumption 
elsewhere. 

Section 16 of chapter 75 provides that: — 

No person shall manufacture, offer for sale or sell, within this commonwealth, 
any drug or article of food which is adulterated within the meaning of section 
eighteen. 

Section 17 defines the term " food " as including — 

all articles, simple, mixed or compound, used in food or drink by man. 

Section 18 provides that food shall be deemed to be adul- 
terated — 

if it contains any added antiseptic or preservative substance, except common 
table salt, saltpetre, cane sugar, alcohol, vinegar, spices, or, in smoked food, the 
natural products of the smoking process ; but the provisions of this definition 
shall not apply to any such article if it bears a label on which the presence and 
the percentage of every such antiseptic or preservative substance are clearly 
indicated, . . . 

Beer and other malt beverages are clearly " food," within the 
meaning of the word as above defined. There is therefore noth- 
ing in the nature or character of beer and malt beverages to 
exclude them from the application of the statute. It is equally 
clear that the sale of beer and other malt beverages is a sale 
within the meaning of the statute, whether the article be con- 



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sumed on the premises or taken away for consumption else- 
where. 

The restrictions of the statute are applicable both to the 
offering for sale and to a sale itself. Either transaction must 
respond to the requirements of the statute or be unlawful. A 
sale of the beverages under consideration to a customer to be 
drunk upon the premises involves or comprises only the quantity 
of the beverage set apart and denned in the sale itself, and may 
be held to be physically limited to the beverage contained in the 
vessel in which it is sold. And from these predicates it must 
follow, in my opinion, that the vessel containing the beverage 
so sold must bear a label on which the presence and percentage 
of the antiseptics or preservative substances referred to in the 
statute are clearly indicated. 

Considering a sale as I have, and as I think the question sub- 
mitted requires me to, it cannot, if the beverage contains the 
substances to which the prohibition refers, find immunity from 
the fact that the receptacle from which the beverage is drawn 
before the sale exhibits the label required by the statute; much 
less would such immunity obtain if such receptacle and the 
draught therefrom be not, at the time of the sale, visible and 
open to the observation and notice of the purchaser. 

The same line of reasoning and the same conclusion must of 
necessity attach to a sale in a can or other vessel, not to be con- 
sumed at the place of sale, but put up for transportation. 

I cannot doubt that the intent of the Legislature was actually 
that which appears to me to be manifest in the provision above 
referred to, and to require visible and obvious notice to the pur- 
chaser, in every sale, of the fact that antiseptic or preservative 
substances are used in the beverages which are the subject of 
the sale. 

The plain intent of the Legislature would, in my opinion, 
fail, if it were held sufficient for the protection of the sale at 
retail that the receptacle from which the subject of such sale 
was drawn set forth the requisite label, even though such label, 
or notice of the existence of such substance in the beverage sold, 
was in no wise called to the attention of the purchaser, and so a 
sale be made, the purchaser being entirely in ignorance as to the 
quality or character of the beverage which he bought. 
Very truly yours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney-General. 



48 ATTORNEY-GEXERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 



Pedlers' Licenses — Transfer — Fee. 

The Secretary of the Commonwealth is not authorized to charge a fee for the 
transfer of pedlers' licenses issued under the provisions of R. L., c. 65, § 19, 
providing for the licensing of persons "to go about exposing for sale and 
selling any goods." 

July 31, 1905. 

Hon. William M. Olin, Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

Dear Sir : — In your letter dated July 13 you request my 
opinion as to whether you are authorized by any provision of law 
to charge a fee for the transfer of pedlers' licenses issued under 
the provisions of chapter 65 of the Revised Laws. 

R. L., c. 65, § 19, provides that : — 

The secretary of the commonwealth may grant a license to go about exposing 
for sale and selling any goods. . . . The secretary shall cause the names of such 
cities and towns as the applicant designates, with the amounts to be paid to the 
respective treasurers thereof, as herein provided to be inserted in every such 
license, and shall receive from the applicant one dollar for each city and town 
so inserted. The licensee may sell in any city and town mentioned in his license 
any goods, wares or merchandise not prohibited in section fourteen, upon pay- 
ment to the treasurer thereof of the following fees: [Here follows a schedule of 
fees.] The secretary may grant as aforesaid special state licenses upon pay- 
ment by the applicant of fifty dollars for each license ; . . . 

Section 20 provides that : — 

The secretary may also grant as aforesaid, special county licenses, upon pay- 
ment by the applicant of one dollar for each county mentioned therein ; and the 
licensee may expose for sale within such county any tin, . . . upon paying to 
the treasurer of such county the amounts following: . . . 

Section 22 provides that : — 

A license granted under the provisions of section nineteen maybe transferred 
by the secretary, upon application therefor and upon evidence furnished by the 
applicant, like that required for granting a license. The transferee shall there- 
after be liable in all respects as if he were the original licensee, and no person 
shall thereafter sell under such license except the person named in such transfer. 

There is no provision in terms for a fee for the transfer au- 
thorized by section 22. Furthermore, the transfer of a license, 
transferable from its inception, does not have any of the inci- 
dents of a new or original issuance, and therefore cannot be 
considered as being in any sense a new license, or as entailing 
the payment of the established fee for such issuance. 

R. L., c. 204, § 33, provides : — 

The fees of public officers for any official duty or service shall, except as other- 
wise provided, be at the rate prescribed in this chapter for like services. 



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The only services of the Secretary of State referred to in this 
chapter are the furnishing of copies and the Secretary's certifi- 
cate (section 27), and the examination of records or papers and 
the copying of them (section 28). The services of the Secretary 
of State in transferring pedlers' licenses is not, in my opinion, 
"like" to snch services, and the fee for such transfer is not 
regulated thereby. 

Chapter 204 fixes, also, the fees of justices of the peace, and 
police, district, municipal courts and trial justices, clerks of 
courts, sheriffs, deputy sheriffs and constables, jurors, witnesses, 
appraisers, commissioners, etc., town clerks and ministers, regis- 
ters of deeds and probate and insolvency, notaries public and 
commissioners in other States. In no case, however, is a fee 
fixed for the transfer of a license of any kind, nor for anything 
which in my opinion is " like " the transfer of a pedler's license. 
It follows that the fee for the transfer of a pedler's license is 
not fixed by chapter 204. 

Since express provision is made in the statute for a fee for 
the issuing of a pedler's license, which from the moment of its 
issuance carries a right of transference, and since no provision 
is made for a fee for such transfer, I think none can be imposed 
by implication. 

I must therefore advise you that in my opinion you are not 
authorized to charge a fee for the transfer of pedlers' licenses. 
Very truly yours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney-General. 



Sheriff — Supplies for Private Use — Expense — County. 

The sheriff of Norfolk County, who also acts as master of the house of correction 
therein, is not entitled to have all necessary provisions for himself and his 
family furnished by and at the expense of such county. 

Aug. 17, 1905. 

Charles R. Prescott, Esq., Controller of Comity Accounts. 

Dear Sir : — In accordance with your request, I submit my 
opinion upon the question whether or not the sheriff of Norfolk 
County is entitled to have all necessary provisions for himself 
and family furnished by and at the expense of the county. 

By E. L., c. 23, § 18, the salary of the sheriff of Norfolk 
County is fixed at $1,800. Section 20 of the same chapter re- 
quires the payment over by him to the treasurer of the county 
of all fees and money received by virtue of his office. From 



50 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

these provisions it is clear that the sum of $1,800 is intended 
to be in full compensation for services performed in person by 
the sheriff of Norfolk County within his county. See Briggs v. 
Taunton, 110 Mass. 423, 424. It is equally clear that a sheriff as 
such is not entitled to receive provisions for himself and his fam- 
ily upon the ground that the cost of such provisions is a neces- 
sary expense incurred in the performance of his official duty. 

The sheriff of a county, under the provisions of R. L., c. 224, 
§16, has — 

the custody and control of the jails in his county and, except in the county of 
Suffolk, of the houses of correction therein, and of all prisoners who may he 
committed thereto, and shall keep the same himself or by his deputy as jailer, 
master or keeper and shall be responsible for them. . . . 

1 am further informed that in Norfolk County the sheriff is 
himself the master of the house of correction; and it follows, 
therefore, that by reason of E. L., c. 23, § 19, an additional com- 
pensation not exceeding $1,000 may be received by him for his 
services as master of the house of correction. The exact amount 
of the compensation established by law for such services is fixed 
in accordance with R. L., c. 224, § 18 : — 

The county commissioners shall establish fixed salaries for all officers, assist- 
ants and employees of jails and houses of correction, which shall be in full com- 
pensation for all their services, and for which they shall devote their whole 
time, not exceeding the time limited by the provisions of section twenty, to the 
performance of their duties, unless released therefrom by the commissioners. 

The amount established in accordance with this provision is 
the maximum amount which may be paid for such services, and 
is in full compensation therefor. As compensation for his ser- 
vices as master of the house of correction, therefore, the sheriff 
of Norfolk County is not entitled to receive from the county 
sufficient provisions for himself and his family. 

R. L., c. 224, § 28, is as follows : — 

The county commissioners shall, except in the county of Suffolk, without 
extra charge or commission to themselves or to any other person, procure or 
cause to be procured all necessary supplies for the jails and houses of correction, 
to be purchased and provided under their direction and at the expense of the 
county. 

The question whether or not under the provisions of this sec- 
tion the master of a house of correction may not be entitled to 
necessary provisions for himself and his family, upon the ground 
that such provisions are included within the "necessary sup- 
plies " for the house of correction provided for, is a question of 



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more difficulty. The duties of a master of a house of correction 
are such as to render it desirable, if not absolutely necessary, that 
he reside at the institution; and that the Legislature intended 
such residence, and intended further that the county should 
provide accommodations for him within the institution, is clearly 
evidenced by R. L., c. 224, § 8, which authorizes the " county 
commissioners in each county, except Dukes County . . . w 
" at the expense of the county," to — 

provide a house or houses of correction, suitably and efficiently ventilated, with 
convenient yards, workshops and other suitable accommodations adjoining or 
appurtenant thereto, for the safe keeping, correction, government and employ- 
ment of offenders who may be legally committed thereto by the courts and 
magistrates of this commonwealth or of the United States — 

taken in connection with E. L., c. 224, § 17, which provides 
that : — 

He [the sheriff] shall not receive any rent or emolument from the jailers and 
keepers of the houses of correction for the use and occupation of the dwelling 
houses which are provided for them by the county. 

The dwelling houses thus furnished may, in my opinion, in- 
clude reasonable accommodations for the family of the master, 
since the difficulty of obtaining a person capable of performing 
the duties required of the master of a house of correction would 
be much enhanced if, in order to take such position, it should be 
necessary for him to separate from his family. It does not, 
however, follow, from the fact that the master of a house of 
correction may by law be provided with a dwelling house in 
which he and his family may reside at the expense of the county, 
that he is entitled to be provided with all necessary provisions 
for the maintenance of his family and himself therein; and 
where the master conducts an establishment for himself and 
his family entirely distinct and separate from the house of cor- 
rection itself, I am of opinion that the term "all necessary 
supplies" is not to be construed to include provisions for such 
establishment. On the other hand, R. L., c. 225, § 7, contains 
at least an intimation that certain supplies may, in accordance 
with law, be furnished to the master for private consumption. 
This section in part provides that : — 

Each jailer and master of a house of correction shall have a prison book, in 
which he shall keep an account of the value of the labor of the prisoners, of the 
salaries of officers and of articles furnished for the support of the prisoners, the 
quantity of such articles, of whom bought and the price paid, classified as fol- 
lows: cost of provisions, including the portion consumed by the family of the 
jailer or master ; . . . 



52 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

This classification in substantially its present form is first 
found in St. 1859, c. 139, § 5. An earlier statute, St. 1848, 
c. 276, § 2, required that a book account should be kept of all 
articles furnished for the support of prisoners. At the time of 
the enactment of St. 1859, c. 139, the master or keeper of a 
house of correction was paid for the support of prisoners; and 
the prison book was thus of importance, as indicating what 
would be an adequate compensation for such support. See 
Adams v. County of Hampden, 13 Gray, 439. Shortly after the 
passage of the above statute, however, St. 1859, c. 249, was 
enacted, providing, in section 4, that the county commissioners 
should provide or cause to be provided supplies for houses of 
correction (see R. L., c. 224, § 28 et seq.) ; and therefore the 
reason which previously existed for the keeping of the prison 
book no longer obtained. Whatever may have been the original 
reason for the keeping of such records, however, it appears that 
the Legislature contemplated that the supplies furnished for the 
several houses of correction should include certain supplies for 
the household of the master; and that, to the extent indicated, 
such officer is entitled to receive provisions at the expense of 
the county. 

I am, however, clearly of the opinion that the master of a 
house of correction is entitled to receive only from the supply 
provided for the use of prisoners, such as are to be procured 
by the county commissioners under authority of R. L., c. 224, 
§ 28. The language of R. L., c. 275, § 7, moreover, indicates 
that the provisions to be consumed by the family of the master 
are incidental, and there exists no specific authorization for the 
buying of provisions solely and expressly for the master and his 
household. Provisions to be consumed by them may be taken 
from the general supply; but the implied authority to use such 
supply is not to be construed so broadly as to permit the purchase 
of any provisions for the exclusive use of the master and his 
family. In other words, the sheriff of Norfolk County, who also 
acts as master of the house of correction therein, is not entitled 
to have all necessary provisions for himself and his family fur- 
nished by and at the expense of the county. 
Very truly yours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney-General. 



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Employment of Children — Factory, Workshop or Mercantile 
Establishment. 

The provisions of R. L., c. 106, § 28, as amended by St. 1905, c. 267, does not 
permit the employment of children under the age of fourteen years in any 
factory, workshop or mercantile establishment, nor any other employment 
of children of such age during the hours when the schools of the cities and 
towns of their residence are in session. 

Aug. 17, 1905. 

Joseph E. Shaw, Esq., Chief of the Massachusetts District Police. 

Dear Sir : — Your communication of June 30 requires my 
opinion upon certain questions relative to the interpretation to 
be given to B. L., c. 106, § 28, as amended by St. 1905, c. 267. 
The section above referred to, as amended by St. 1905, c. 267, is 
as follows : — 

Section 28. No child under the age of fourteen years and no child who is 
over fourteen and under sixteen years of age who does not have a certificate as 
required by the following four sections certifying to the child's ability to read 
at sight and to write legibly simple sentences in the English language shall be 
employed in any factory, workshop or mercantile establishment. No child 
under the age of fourteen years shall be employed at work performed for wages 
or other compensation, to whomsoever payable, during the hours when the pub- 
lic schools of the city or town in which he resides are in session, or be employed 
at work before six o'clock in the morning or after seven o'clock in the evening. 

The specific questions upon which my opinion is required 

are : — 

First. — Does the act as amended permit of the employment of children under 
the age of fourteen, providing they have the qualifications for reading and 
writing as specified by said chapter? 

Second. — Does the law permit of a child under fourteen years of age working 
in a factory, workshop or mercantile establishment when the schools are in 



I assume that in the first of the questions above quoted the 
word "employment" is to be understood to relate only to em- 
ployment in any factory, workshop or mercantile establishment; 
and upon such assumption I am of opinion that it must be an- 
swered in the negative. The obvious purpose of the amendment 
is to make further and additional opportunity for the education 
of children, by creating, in addition to children under the age 
of fourteen who may not under any circumstances be employed 
in the establishments specified, another class of children, between 
fourteen and sixteen, who may not be so employed until they 
have acquired the prescribed proficiency in reading and writing. 
Such construction, moreover, is in accord not only with the plain 



54 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

purpose of the statute, but also with the general and well-recog- 
nized rule of statutory construction, — that a limiting clause is 
to be confined in its application to the last antecedent, unless 
the subject-matter of the act requires a different construction. 
Cushing v. Worrick, 9 Gray, 382; Keening v. Ayling, 126 Mass. 
404; Commonwealth v. Kelley, 177 Mass. 221. 

The language of R. L., c. 106, § 28, as amended by St. 1905, 
c. 267, is in itself decisive of the second question, which must 
be answered in the negative. The concluding paragraph of said 
section appears clearly to relate to employment other than em- 
ployment in a factory, workshop or mercantile establishment, 
and at hours which neither conflict with the regular sessions of 
the schools, nor impose too great a tax upon the strength and 
endurance of a child in attendance upon them, who may, by 
necessity, be required to perform labor of some character other 
than that forbidden by the section, after school hours. 
Very truly yours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney-General. 



Gypsy and Brown-tail Moths — Superintendent — Rules and 
Regulations — Infested Cord Wood. 

Under St. 1905, c.381, $ 3, authorizing the Superintendent for Suppressing Gypsy 
and Brown-tail Moths to " make rules and regulations," such superintendent 
is not authorized to make rules and regulations requiring owners ahout to 
transport cord wood infested with the gypsy moth to have such cord wood 
examined and treated before transportation, his power in the premises being 
limited to the establishment of rules and regulations for the examination by 
his agents of all cord wood in an infested district, and the destruction of 
any nests found therein before such wood may be transported. 

Aug. 23, 1905. 

A. H. Kirkland, Esq., Superintendent for Suppressing Gypsy and Brown-tail 

Moths. 

Dear Sir : — You inquire whether, under the authority of 
St. 1905, c. 381, § 3, you are authorized to make a rule or regu- 
lation requiring persons who have cord wood infested with the 
gypsy moth to have the same examined and the gypsy moth 
nests treated before it is allowed to be transported. You also 
inquire whether, in the event that such a rule is authorized, the 
penalty set forth in section 11 of the statute above cited will be 
applicable to cases where such rule or requirement is neglected. 

The powers vested in the Superintendent for Suppressing 
Gypsy and Brown-tail Moths by St. 1905, c. 381, § 3, are very 
broad : — 



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Section 3. The said superintendent shall act for the Commonwealth in sup- 
pressing said moths as public nuisances, in accordance with the provisions of 
this act. For this purpose he shall establish an office and keep a record of his 
doings and of his receipts and expenditures, and may make rules and regula- 
tions. He may employ such clerks, assistants and agents, including expert 
advisers and inspectors, as he may deem necessary and as shall be approved by 
the governor. He may make contracts on behalf of the Commonwealth ; may 
act in co-operation with any person, persons, corporation or corporations, includ- 
ing other states, the United States or foreign governments ; may conduct investi- 
gations and accumulate and distribute information concerning said moths ; may 
devise, use and require all other lawful means of suppressing or preventing said 
moths ; may lease real estate when he deems it necessary, and, with the approval 
of the board in charge, may use any real or personal property of the Common- 
wealth ; may at all times enter upon the land of the Commonwealth or of a 
municipality, corporation, or other owner or owners, and may use all reasonable 
means in carrying out the purposes of this act; and, in the undertakings afore- 
said, may, in accordance with the provisions of this act, expend the funds ap- 
propriated or donated therefor ; but no expenditure shall be made or liability 
incurred in excess of such appropriations and donations. 

I am of opinion that the rules and regulations contemplated 
by this section are rules and regulations governing the conduct 
of the agents under your charge, and that it cannot be invoked 
for the imposition of any new or affirmative requirement upon 
the owner of property infested by the gypsy moth, which is not 
specifically provided for by its terms. The statute, in section 6, 
confers authority upon cities and towns to require land owners 
at their own expense to destroy gypsy and brown-tail moths and 
the nests of such moths found upon their premises; and in the 
event of neglect so to do, the agents of the city or town may 
enter upon the infested property for the purposes of co-operating 
in such destruction, the reasonable expense of which may be 
assessed upon the owner. 

It is to be observed, however, that the penal provisions of 
section 11 do not apply to the refusal or neglect of a property 
owner to destroy the moth, but only to resistance to or obstruc- 
tion of some officer, agent or servant engaged in the work of 
suppression. I am of opinion that your power and authority in 
the premises must be limited to the making and promulgation 
of rules and regulations which may require your agents to in- 
spect all cord wood in an infested district, and the destruction 
of any nest which may be found before such cord wood is trans- 
ported elsewhere by the owners. 
Very truly yours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney -General- 



56 ATTORNEY-GENERAI/S REPORT. [Jan. 



Savings Banks — Legal Investments — Bonds of the Bangor & 
Aroostook Railroad Company. 

Consolidated refunding mortgage bonds of the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad 
Company, issued under a general refunding mortgage, which was a first 
mortgage as to a part of the road of such company, but was subject to prior 
outstanding mortgages as to the remainder, are not first mortgage bonds 
within the meaning of R. L., c. 113, § 26, par. third, cl. a, authorizing savings 
banks to invest " in the first mortgage bonds of a railroad company incor- 
porated in any of the New England states," under the conditions therein 
set forth ; and such bonds are not a legal investment for savings banks in 
this Commonwealth. 

Oct. 9, 1905. 

Hon. Warren E. Locke, Chairman, Board of Savings Banks Commissioners. 

Dear Sir: — Your letter of September 30 requests my opin- 
ion as to the legality of the consolidated refunding mortgage 4s 
of the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Company as investments 
for savings banks in Massachusetts. I understand your inquiry 
is prompted by the fact that at least one savings bank in Massa- 
chusetts has already purchased some of these bonds. 

R. L., c. 113, §26, par. third, cl. a, authorizes savings banks 
to invest — 

in the first mortgage bonds of a railroad company incorporated in any of the 
New England states and whose road is located wholly or in part in the same, 
whether such corporation is in possession of and is operating its own road or has 
leased it to another railroad corporation, and has earned and paid regular divi- 
dends of not less than three per cent per annum on all its issues of capital stock 
for the two years last preceding such investment. 

I understand that the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Company 
is in possession of and operates its road, and that it has earned 
and paid dividends so as to bring its bonds within the above 
section. 

The only question is, whether or not the bonds are first mort- 
gage bonds. The mortgage under which they are issued is a 
general refunding mortgage. It authorizes a total issue of 
bonds to the amount of $20,000,000, $12,500,000 of which may 
be issued for the purpose of purchasing and refunding out- 
standing bonds on different divisions of the road and for pur- 
chasing the roads of other railroad companies; $3,000,000 may 
be issued for acquiring additional property appurtenant to the 
existing railroad of the mortgagor and for providing improve- 
ments upon and equipment of its railroad; and $4,500,000 may 



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be issued to extend the property of the mortgagor or of its 
branches. I am advised that bonds amounting to $5,589,000 
have already been issued. Under the terms of the mortgage, 
$1,500,000 of this amount may have been issued for improve- 
ments upon and equipment of the existing road. The mortgage 
is a first mortgage on 75.62 miles of the company's road; and 
on the balance of the system, which is about 336 miles, there 
is one prior outstanding mortgage, and on a large part of it 
there are two. The consolidated mortgage provides that all the 
bonds issued under it shall be equally and ratably secured, with- 
out preference, priority or discrimination on account of time 
or times of the issue of such bonds, or any of them, so that all 
such bonds at any time outstanding shall have the same lien, 
right and privilege under and by virtue of the mortgage, and 
shall be equally secured thereby. These bonds are not first mort- 
gage bonds. They are third mortgage bonds as to a part of the 
road. The fact that provision is made in the mortgage for ulti- 
mately refunding all the prior outstanding indebtedness of the 
company does not make them first mortgage bonds. If, before 
such refunding takes place, the company should default its inter- 
est on the bonds secured by this mortgage, and the mortgage 
should be foreclosed and the property sold, it would be sold 
subject to the prior mortgages. If, on the other hand, the prior 
mortgages were foreclosed for default in payment of the interest 
thereon, the bonds issued thereunder would be paid in preference 
to these bonds. These will not be first mortgage bonds until 
the bonds issued under the prior mortgages have been paid and 
canceled and the mortgages discharged. They are not, there- 
fore, legal investments for savings banks in Massachusetts. 
Very truly yours, 

Herbert Pare:er, Attorney-General. 



Intoxicating Liquors — Registered Pharmacist — Copartnership 
— Alcohol — Transportation. 

R. L., c. 100, $ 22, providing that "a registered pharmacist who owns stock of 
the actual value of at least five hundred dollars in a corporation which has 
been incorporated for the purpose of carrying on the drug business, and who 
conducts in person the business of a store of such corporation, shall be con- 
sidered as actively engaged in business on his own account, and as qualified 
to receive a license for such store," is not applicable to a copartnership. 

R. L., c. 100, §§ 49 and 50, regulating the transportation of "spirituous or in- 
toxicating liquor," extend to and include alcohol. 



bS ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Oct. 16, 1905. 
William F. Sawyer, Esq., Secretary, Board of Registration in Pharmacy. 

Dear Sir : — You request my opinion upon the following 
question : — 

Does the law making it necessary for a registered pharmacist to own $500 
worth of stock in an incorporated company, the remaining stockholders not 
heing pharmacists, in order to do a drug husiness (R. L., c. 100, § 22), apply to 
a copartnership, the remaining copartners not heing registered pharmacists? 

R. L., c. 100, § 22, is as follows: — 

No license for the sale of spirituous or intoxicating liquor, except of the sixth 
class, shall be granted to retail druggists or apothecaries. One or more licenses 
of the sixth class shall he granted annually by the licensing hoard of cities, or 
by the mayor and aldermen of cities having no such board, or by the selectmen 
of towns, to retail druggists or apothecaries who are registered pharmacists 
actively engaged in business on their own account, upon presentation to the 
licensing board of the certificate of fitness prescribed by the following section, 
if it appears that the applicant is a proper person to receive such license, and 
is not disqualified to receive it under the provisions of sections fifty-three and 
fifty-four. A registered pharmacist who owns stock of the actual value of at 
least five hundred dollars in a corporation which has been incorporated for the 
purpose of carrying on the drug business, and who conducts in person the busi- 
ness of a store of such corporation, shall be considered as actively engaged in 
business on his own account and as qualified to receive a license for such store. 

I have no hesitation in saving that the section quoted does 
not appl} 7 to a copartnership. It applies only to a registered 
pharmacist owning stock in a corporation, and a copartnership 
is not a corporation. The specific qualification by ownership of 
stock in a corporation, as demonstrating an active business under 
the statute, is not shown by ownership of an interest — even if 
held to be of like financial value — in a copartnership. 

You also request my opinion as to whether the law governing 
the transportation of intoxicating liquors in no-license towns 
applies to the transportation of alcohol. The law governing the 
transportation of liquors in no-license towns is as follows. R. L., 
c. 100, §§ 49 and 50 : — 

Section 49. Spirituous or intoxicating liquor which is to be transported for 
hire or reward for delivery in a city or town in which licenses of the first five 
classes are not granted, shall be delivered by the seller or consignor to a railroad 
corporation or to a person or corporation regularly and lawfully conducting a 
general express business, in vessels or packages plainly and legibly marked on 
the outside with the name and address, by street and number, if there be such, 
of the seller or consignor, and of the purchaser or consignee, and with the kind 
and amount of liquor therein contained. Delivery of such liquors or any part 
thereof by a railroad corporation, by a person or corporation regularly and law- 



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fully conducting a general express business or by any otber person to a person, 
other than the owner or consignee, whose name is marked by the seller or con- 
signor on said vessels or packages, or at any other place than is thereon marked, 
shall be deemed to be a sale by any person making such delivery to such person 
in the place in which such delivery is made. 

Section 50. Every railroad corporation and every person or corporation regu- 
larly and lawfully conducting a general express business, receiving spirituous or 
intoxicating liquor for delivery, or actually delivering intoxicating liquor to any 
person or place in a city or town described in the preceding section, shall keep 
a book, and plainly enter therein the date of the reception by it or him of each 
vessel or package of such liquor received for transportation, and a correct trans- 
script of the marks provided for by said section, and the date of its delivery by 
it or him, and the name of the person to whom it was delivered shall be signed 
to the same as a receipt ; and said book shall at all times be open to the inspec- 
tion of the officers named in section twenty-seven. Such officers shall not make 
public the information obtained by such inspection except in connection with 
the enforcement of law. 

The precise point in issue is, whether the phrase " spirituous 
or intoxicating liquor " is to be construed as including alcohol. 
E. L., c. 100, § 2, defines " intoxicating liquor " as follows : — 

Ale, porter, strong beer, lager beer, cider, all wines, any beverage which con- 
tains more than one percent of alcohol, by volume, at sixty degrees Fahrenheit, 
and distilled spirits, shall be deemed to be intoxicating liquor within the mean- 
ing of this chapter. 

" Distilled spirits " includes alcohol, and the fact that alcohol 
is not more specifically referred to is immaterial. The same 
fact is true of gin, brandy, whiskey and rum. If further evi- 
dence were necessary to prove that it was intended to include 
alcohol in the provisions of this chapter, it is furnished by sec- 
tion 18, in the classification of licenses, which provides for a 
seventh-class license for the sale of alcohol. The term, having 
been once defined in the beginning of a chapter, is to be con- 
strued as holding the same definition throughout the chapter; 
and, since there is nothing in sections 49 and 50, above quoted, 
either expressly or impliedly excepting alcohol from the provi- 
sions applying to other spirituous or intoxicating liquor, and 
since there seems to be no reason on grounds of public policy 
for giving the statute a different interpretation than that indi- 
cated, I am of opinion that the second question must be answered 
in the affirmative. 

Very tridy yours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney-General. 



60 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 



Civil Service — Superintendent of the Water Department of 
the City of Chicopee. 

The office of superintendent of the water department of the city of Chicopee, 
created and defined hy St. 1897, c. 239, § 45, such superintendent heing the 
chief executive officer of the water department, and representing it through- 
out its jurisdiction, is, by the express provisions of civil service rules, 
schedule B, clause 11, exempted from the operation of the civil service law 
and rules. 

Oct. 18, 1905. 

Hon. Bentley "W. "Warren, Chairman, Civil Service Commission. 

Dear Sir: — St. 1897, c. 239, "An Act to revise the charter 
of the city of Chicopee/' provides in section 45 that : — 

The hoard of water commissioners shall annually in the month of February 
appoint a superintendent of the water department, who shall not be one of their 
own number, who shall hold office for tbe term of one year from the first Monday 
in March next ensuing and until his successor is elected, unless sooner removed, 
and who shall perform such duties as may be required by ordinance, and such 
further duties as said board may from time to time require. Said superintendent 
may be removed by said board at any time for cause, and his compensation shall 
be determined by the board of aldermen. The members of said board shall serve 
without compensation. 

It appears that there is a vacancy in the office of superintendent 
of the water department as above previously established, and 
that the question has arisen as to whether or not such super- 
intendent is to be included within the list of the classified civil 
service, under class 11 of schedule B, which is as follows: — 

Class 11. Superintendents, assistant superintendents, deputies and persons, 
other than the chief superintendents of departments, performing any of the 
duties of a superintendent in the service of any city of the Commonwealth. 

The duties of the officer to be appointed are said to be sub- 
stantially as follows : — 

The superintendent also acts as water registrar, and has entire 
supervision of the department. He has a clerk, who is subject 
to his orders and under his control. 

The superintendent has the entire charge and the care of all 
construction and extension work and of all repairs and manage- 
ment of the work of the department. He has authority to dig up 
the streets and highways for the purpose of la}dng and repairing 
lines of water pipes in mains, and while so doing must pro- 
tect and guard said streets and leave them in satisfactory con- 
dition. He cares for all defects in highways or streets caused by 
leaks in water mains or pipes, and repairs all defective hydrants. 

In the discharge of the foregoing duties he has the absolute 



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hiring and discharging of all persons employed by the depart- 
ment. 

He purchases all material, supplies, coal and other merchan- 
dise, and performs all duties of an officer who has entire and 
general charge of a department. 

I am of opinion that the superintendent of the water depart- 
ment, charged with the duties and exercising the authority 
above outlined, must be considered to be a chief superintendent 
of a department within the exemption in class 11, schedule B 
of the civil service rules above quoted. The water commission- 
ers of the city of Chicopee clearly constitute a department of the 
city government (see Attorney-General v. Treliy, 178 Mass. 186, 
194), and the superintendent is the chief executive of such 
department, acting for and representing it throughout its juris- 
diction. 

In an opinion dated June 27, 1901, dealing with the provision 
in schedule B of civil service rules now under consideration, the 
term " chief superintendent of a department " was said to desig- 
nate " an official who has the oversight and charge of the whole 
of the business of that department, with full power, direction 
and management. He must be one who acts for and represents 
the head of the department in every branch of its authority." 
In accordance with the definition so established by my prede- 
cessor, with which I entirely concur, I must advise you that the 
superintendent of the water department of the city of Chicopee 
must be considered to be the chief superintendent, and, as such, 
specifically exempted by the terms of the provision of the civil 
service rules above quoted. 

Very truly yours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney-General. 



Veterinary Medicine — Registration — Certificate — Issuance 
based upon Misrepresentation or Error — Revocation. 

The Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine may revoke a certificate of 
registration in veterinary medicine, issued under the provisions of St. 1903, 
c. 249, § 3, if it clearly appears that such certificate, hy reason of misrepre- 
sentation or error, was issued in a case where the facts did not warrant such 
issuance. 

Nov. 6, 1905. 

E. W. Babson, M.D.V., Secretary, Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine. 

Dear Sir : — You request my opinion as to what action the 
Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine can take upon the 
following statement of facts. The Board issued a certificate of 



62 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

registration in veterinary medicine to an applicant, upon such 
applicant swearing that he had practised veterinary medicine 
for six years. The Board, by reason of evidence received since 
the certificate was granted, is now of opinion that the applicant 
either swore to what he knew to be false, or else that what the 
applicant considered to be the practice of veterinary medicine 
was not, strictly, such practice; and that such applicant had 
not, when the certificate was issued, practised veterinary medi- 
cine the required number of years. 

The certificate of registration in the present case was issued 
under authority of St. 1903, c. 249, § 3, which is as follows : — 

Said board shall notify all persons practicing veterinary medicine in this Com- 
monwealth of the provisions of this act by publishing the same in one or more 
newspapers in this Commonwealth, and every such person who is a graduate of 
a recognized school of veterinary medicine, and also every person who has been 
a practitioner of veterinary medicine in this Commonwealth for a period of three 
years next prior to the passage of this act, shall, upon the payment of a fee of 
two dollars, be entitled to registration, and said board shall issue to him a certifi- 
cate thereof signed by its chairman and secretary. Registration under the pro- 
visions of this section shall cease on the first day of September in the year nineteen 
hundred and four. All applications for registration under this act shall be made 
upon blanks furnished by the board, and shall be signed and sworn to by the 
applicant. 

Section 6 provides that : — 

It shall be the duty of said board to keep a register of all practitioners qualified 
under this act, which shall be open to public inspection, and to make an annual 
report to the governor. 

Section 7 provides that : — 

It shall be unlawful after the first day of September in the year nineteen 
hundred and four for any person to practice veterinary medicine, or any branch 
thereof, in this Commonwealth who does not hold a certificate issued by said 
board. 

I am of opinion that, assuming that the Board is correct in 
its opinion, it can revoke or annul the certificate of registration 
in question. That a license to engage in a given occupation is 
revocable for cause, is clear. C alder v. Kurby, 5 Gray, 597. 
Registration and the issuing of a certificate under the statute 
above quoted is a form of licensing. The sole question here, 
then, is whether the authority to revoke or annul a certificate of 
registration issued under the provisions of section 3 is conferred 
upon the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine. It is 
true that the Board is not expressly authorized to revoke such 
certificates. It is also true that the Board has no discretion in 



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the issuing of them. If certain facts exist, the applicant for 
registration is entitled to registration and a certificate thereof. 
Clearly, the authority granted to the Board is not sufficient to 
raise an implication of power to revoke the certificate on grounds 
arising after the certificate was issued. I am, however, of opin- 
ion that the power to revoke or annul a certificate wrongly 
issued is implied. Such revocation or annulment amounts merely 
to the correction of an error. The applicant received something 
to which he was not entitled, — something which the Board of 
Registration, if it had known the facts, would have had no right 
to issue. He cannot complain if that to which he never had or 
never could have a right be taken from him. The condition 
precedent to the issuing of a certificate is the existence of certain 
facts, not a finding by the Board that such facts exist. The 
assumption which is involved in the issuing of a certificate as 
to the existence of these facts is not an adjudication which cannot 
be reviewed. 

There is a clear indication that the Legislature intended that 
a person in the position of the man in question should not be 
registered. There is nothing in the statute to indicate that the 
Legislature intended that a certificate wrongly issued should be 
irrevocable. It seems, therefore, that the Legislature must have 
intended to give the Board power to revoke or annul a certifi- 
cate, if, through error or misrepresentation, it issued one in a 
case where the facts did not warrant it. 

As to whether or not a certificate issued upon insufficient facts 
is in effect until revoked or annulled by the Board, I express no 
opinion. 

It is probable that the license fee, in the case of revocation or 
annulment of a certificate, should be returned. See Calder v. 
Kurby, supra. 

Very truly yours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney -General. 



Tax on Corporate Franchise — Assessment — Appeal — Party 
aggrieved — Cities and Towns. 

Under R. L., c. 14, § 65, establishing a Board of Appeal from the decision of the 
Tax Commissioner in the assessment of taxes upon corporate franchises, and 
providing that " any party aggrieved " by a decision of such commissioner, 
as therein specified, may within ten days after notice of his decision, appeal 
to such Board, a city or town has no such interest in the assessment of the 
tax in question as to constitute it a " party aggrieved " within the meaning 
of the statute above cited. 



64 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Dec. 5, 1905. 
Hon. Arthur B. Chapin, Chairman, Board of Appeal. 

Dear Sir : — The Board, of Appeal in tax matters requests 
my opinion upon the following matter. The Springfield Street 
Railway Company was assessed a tax by the Tax Commissioner 
at the rate of $175 per share; the Tax Commissioner certified 
the amount of the tax to the Treasurer of the Commonwealth, 
and thereupon the Springfield Street Railway Company paid its 
tax to the Commonwealth and took a receipt; subsequently, the 
Board of Appeal received notice of appeal from the decision of 
the Tax Commissioner, such appeal being taken by various 
cities which would share in the distribution of the tax, those 
cities claiming that the tax was assessed too low. The question 
is, whether the cities have a right to appeal from the Tax Com- 
missioner's decision. 

The statute is R. L., c. 14, §65: — 

The treasurer and receiver general, the auditor of accounts and a member of 
the council to be designated by the governor, shall constitute a board of appeal. 
Any party aggrieved by a decision of the tax commissioner made under the pro- 
visions of section twenty-two or of sections twenty-four to sixty-two, inclusive, 
and any party aggrieved by any other decision of the tax commissioner upon any 
matter arising under the provisions of this chapter from which an appeal is 
given, may apply to the board of appeal within ten days after notice of his 
decision. Said board shall hear and decide the subject matter of such appeal 
and give notice of the decision to the tax commissioner and the appellant ; and 
its decision shall be final and conclusive, although payments have been made 
as required by the decision appealed from. Any over-payment of tax determined 
by decision of said board of appeal shall be reimbursed from the treasury of the 
commonwealth. 

The language, " any party aggrieved b} r a decision of the tax 
commissioner/' is very broad, yet its effect must be measured by 
the purpose of the Legislature, its intent and its context. In 
any question of the valuation of stock pending before the Tax 
Commissioner it is necessary to determine for the purposes of 
the present inquiry who the parties are, by their own right or 
by representation, in the matter of the assessment of the stock. 
It is true, in a general sense, that the cities and towns which 
are to receive distributive shares of the tax are so ultimately 
interested in its assessment; but their interests are in fact and 
in law represented by the Tax Commissioner himself, who is an 
official of the Commonwealth, and acting as well for all the 
cities and towns. I am led to the opinion that cities and towns 
cannot be held to have such independent and direct interest in 
the assessment of the tax as to bring them within the phrase of 



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the statute as " a party aggrieved," every right or interest of 
theirs in the premises being entrusted to the Tax Commissioner, 
as their representative. I test the proposition further by a sug- 
gested analogy in another field. 

By the statutory provision under consideration the towns and 
cities are entitled only to a proportionate part of the tax as 
assessed, — much or little, as the case may be, — commensu- 
rately diminishing or increasing the municipal financial resources. 
Such an ultimate interest appears to me to be like in kind with 
that of every tax payer of any municipality, who would find his 
own burden of taxation, since it is proportioned to the entire 
tax assessed and to that paid by other tax payers, diminished 
or increased by the assessment levied on any one or more of his 
fellow tax payers ; yet no one would urge that any tax payer has 
any such interest in the individual assessments upon others as 
would enable him, as of right, to appeal from the assessment of 
the tax upon such other individual, alleging as a ground that 
because such assessment was too low his own obligation was 
correspondingly and unlawfully increased. I can see no differ- 
ence in principle between the presented case of the municipality 
and the Tax Commissioner, and that of- the individual tax payer 
and the local assessors. 

Unless an actual legal interest appears to have been impaired, 
invaded or affected, there can be no such grievance as will sup- 
port a right of appeal and a legal inquiry thereon. A munici- 
pality cannot, therefore, in my opinion, be recognized as a party 
appellant, upon the ground that it is a party aggrieved within 
the contemplation of the statute. If a city or town be held to 
be a party aggrieved, it would lead to the following result under 
this statute. A city appeals, and applies to the Board of Appeal. 
There is no provision for notice to the assessed corporation and 
no opportunity given it to be heard, though it is vitally inter- 
ested in the decision from which an appeal is taken; then the 
Board of Appeal, after deciding the appeal, is required by statute 
to give notice of the decision only to the Tax Commissioner and 
the appellant, — that is, in our supposed case, to the city or 
town. It appears to me a necessary inference from the machinery 
of this statute that the Legislature intended to allow appeals 
only by the corporation, it being the only real party interested. 

Since I have come to this conclusion it is unnecessary to con- 
sider the second question asked by the Board, namely, whether 
the appeals by the cities and towns were filed within the time 
contemplated by the statute. 



QG ATTORXEY-GEXERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 1906. 

It is further to be observed that there is no provision in the 
statute for notice to the cities and towns of the amount of tax 
assessed. How, then, can the cities and towns appeal within 
the ten days required by section 65, unless they keep a repre- 
sentative in the office of the Tax Commissioner to watch; and 
from what time does the period of ten days extend? If only 
after actual knowledge by the would-be appellee, the validity 
of an assessment might be kept in suspense and subject to re- 
vision for a period not to be limited even by years. Such a 
possible result must be held to exclude the predicate from which 
it would follow. 

Very truly yours, 

Herbert Parker, Attorney-General. 



LIST OF CASES 



IN WHICH THE 



attorney-general 



HAS APPEARED 



During the Year 1905, 



INFOKMATIONS. 



1. At the Eelation" of the Treasurer and Eeceiver- 

General. 
(a) For the non-payment of corporation taxes for the year 
1904, informations were brought against the — 

A. Fred Brown Commission Company. Enjoined. 
Agry Spar and Luncheon Company. Enjoined. 

American Department Store Company. Tax paid and informa- 
tion dismissed. 

B. & E. Corporation. Tax paid and information dismissed. 
Bankers and Brokers Service Company. Enjoined. 

Bedford Clothing Company. Tax paid and information dis- 
missed. 

Beverly Transportation Company. In hands of receiver. Claim 
proved. 

Bine Hill Granite Company. Information dismissed. 

Boston Harbor Steamboat Company. In hands of receiver. 

Bristol County Street Eailway Company. Pending. 

C. J. Allen Company. Tax abated and information dismissed. 
C. W. Eussell Company. Tax paid and information dismissed. 

-Century Light Company of America. Tax paid and information 
dismissed. 

Chelsea Express Despatch Company. Enjoined. 

Copeland Loom Company. Tax paid and information dismissed. 

Dalton Ingersoll Company. Tax abated and information dis- 
missed. 

Dean Whitney Elevator Company. Tax paid and information 
dismissed. 

E. Gerry Emmons Corporation. Tax paid and information dis- 
missed. 

Economic Gas Light Company. Enjoined. 

Edgar P. Lewis Confectionery Company. Tax paid and in- 
formation dismissed. 

Electric Storage Battery Company. Tax paid and information 
dismissed. 



70 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Ellwood W. Ward Company. Enjoined. 

F. P. Norton Cigar Company. Tax paid and information dis- 

missed. 

Falk & Nathan Cigar Company. Tax paid and information dis- 
missed. 

Felton Turner Heating Company. Tax paid and information 
dismissed. 

Flexible Metal Manufacturing Company. Tax paid and in- 
formation dismissed. 

Frank H. Hall Company. Tax paid and information dismissed. 

Frank Menard Company. Enjoined. 

Fred H. Lucas Carriage Company. Tax paid and information 
dismissed. 

Frederick J. Quinby Company. Tax paid and information dis- 
missed. 

G. W. Miller College of Advertising Art. Enjoined on condition 

return suit. 

George P. Bingham Company. Tax paid and information dis- 
missed. 

Greater New York Gold Mining Company. Enjoined. 

H. F. Bean Patents Manufacturing Company. Enjoined. 

H. L. Aldrich Company. Unable to get service. 

H. M. Kinports Company. Tax paid and information dismissed. 

Hampshire & Worcester Street Railway Company. (1903.) Tax 
paid and information dismissed. 

Holliday Manufacturing Company. Enjoined. 

Holly Whip Company. Tax paid and information dismissed. 

Holyoke Auto Storage and Repair Company. Tax paid and 
information dismissed. 

Horse Neck Beach Street Railway Company. Enjoined. 

Howland Piano Company. Enjoined. 

Hoyle Lumbering Company. Tax paid and information dis- 
missed. 

J. F. Wright Shoe Company. Tax paid and information dis- 
missed. 

J. H. Williams Wall Paper Company. Tax paid and informa- 
tion dismissed. 

J. P. & W. H. Emond, Incorporated. Tax paid and information 
dismissed. 

J. W. Hobart Company. Enjoined. 

Jackson Advertising Agency. Enjoined. 

Jacobs & Son Company. Pending. 



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John Burnett & Co., Incorporated. Tax paid and information 

dismissed. 
Kennedy & Sullivan Manufacturing Company. Tax paid and 
information dismissed. 

Lowell & Boston Street Kailway Company. Pending. 

Lynn Ice Company. Tax paid and information dismissed. 

M. Crowne Company. Enjoined. 

Macdonald Company. Tax paid and information dismissed. 

Magno Music Company. Enjoined. 

Manufacturers Bottle Company. Tax paid and information dis- 
missed. 

McCauley Hat Manufacturing Company. Enjoined. 

Meadow Company. Tax abated and information dismissed. 

Mechanical Improvement Company. Tax paid and information 
dismissed. 

Milford Quarry Company. Enjoined. 

Napoleon & Josephine Mining Company. Tax abated and in- 
formation dismissed. 

National Shoe Machinery Company. Enjoined. 

Nelson Crosskill Corporation. Enjoined. 

New England Coal Company. Unable to get service. 

New England Cranberry Company. Enjoined. 

New England Heating and Supply Company. Unable to get 
service. 

New England Merchants Exchange. Enjoined. 

New England Publishing Company. Tax paid and information 
dismissed. 

Orian Supply Company. Enjoined. 

Parker Brothers Hat Company. Enjoined. 

Paul N. Eaymond Company. Tax paid and information dis- 
missed. 

People's Coal, Ice and Lumber Company. Tax paid and in- 
formation dismissed. 

Pittsfield Spark Coil Company. Tax paid and information dis- 
missed. 

Post Office Mountain Gold Mining Company. Tax paid and in- 
formation dismissed. 

Post Office Pharmacy, Incorporated. Tax paid and information 
dismissed. 

Quaker Fruit Tonic Company. Enjoined. 

Quinsigamond Lake Steamboat Company. Tax paid and infor- 
mation dismissed. 



72 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Read Manufacturing Company. Enjoined. 

Robertson Manufacturing and Quarry Company. Tax paid and 
information dismissed. 

Seaver-Radford Company. Enjoined. 

Stephen Jennings Company. Tax paid and information dis- 
missed. 

Suffolk Law and Adjustment Company. Enjoined. 

T. Norris Company. Tax paid and information dismissed. 

Taunton Evening News. Tax paid and information dismissed. 

Teeling Baking Company. Tax paid and information dismissed. 

United States Credit Company. Tax paid and information dis- 
missed. 

Welch & Atwood Company. Tax paid and information dis- 
missed. 

William B. Whittaker Company. Enjoined. 

(b) For failure to file tax return for the year 1905, required 
by St. 1903, c. 437, § 48, informations were brought against — 

A. H. Demond Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

A. L. Pickard Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

A. Z. Beattie Company. Enjoined. 

Aldrich Grocery and Provision Company. Enjoined. 

Aldrich Manufacturing Company. Return filed and informa- 
tion dismissed. 

Alfred E. Rose, Incorporated. Enjoined. 

Allen Bates Company. Information dismissed. 

American Adjusting Company. Enjoined. 

American Cash Benefit Company. Pending. 

American Chemical and Dye Stuff Company, Incorporated. Re- 
turn filed and information dismissed. 

American Manifold Book Company. Enjoined. 

American Parents Educational Association. Return filed and in- 
formation dismissed. 

American Pin Timber Company. Return filed and information 
dismissed. 

American Pop Corn Company. Pending. 

American Specialty Advertising Company. Return filed and 
information dismissed. 

Amesbury Opera House Company. Return filed and information 
dismissed. 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 73 

Ariel Motor Car Company. Eeturn filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Associated Mining Engineers Corporation. Enjoined. 

Associated Stock Exchange of Boston. Enjoined. 

Automatic Electric Fog Signal Company. Enjoined. 

B. & E. Corporation. Pending. 

B. E. Holcomb Company. Eeturn filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Bay State Card and Paper Company. Eeturn filed and infor- 
mation dismissed. 

Bay State Distilling Company. Eeturn filed and information 
dismissed. 

Bicknell Home Building Company. Eeturn filed and informa- 
tion dismissed. 

Biddle & Smart Company. Eeturn filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Biograph Automobile Sign Company. Enjoined. 

Bond Manufacturing Company. Enjoined. 

Boston & Haverhill Despatch Company. Pending. 

Boston Automobile Garage Company. Eeturn filed and infor- 
mation dismissed. 

Boston Engineering Agency, Incorporated. Eeturn filed and 
information dismissed. 

Boston Excursion Steamship Company. Eeturn filed and in- 
formation dismissed. 

Boston Knitting Mills. Eeturn filed and information dismissed. 

Boston Produce and Provision Company. Enjoined. 

Boston Shoe Polish Company. Eeturn filed and information 
dismissed. 

Boston Show Company. Enjoined. 

Boston Supply Company. Enjoined. 

Brophy Brothers Shoe Company. Eeturn filed and information 
dismissed. 

Burrus Manufacturing Company. Pending. 

Cahill Manufacturing Company. Eeturn filed and information 
dismissed. 

Calaveras Mining Company. Eeturn filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Caldwell Photo Company. Enjoined. 

Cantelo Manufacturing Company. Eeturn filed and information 
dismissed. 

Capitol Supply Company. Enjoined in another proceeding. 



74 ATTORNEY-GENERALS REPORT. [Jan. 

Carlow & Putnam Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Century Light Company of America. Return filed and informa- 
tion dismissed. 

Champion Novelty Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Charles S. Brown Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Chartered Corporation and Finance Company. Enjoined. 

Chelsea Baking Company. Enjoined. 

Chilmark China Clay Corporation. Return filed and information 
dismissed. 

Citizens Loan Association. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Coates Clipper Manufacturing Company. Return filed and in- 
formation dismissed. 

Coldwell-Grildard Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Colonial Furniture Company. Unable to get service. 

Commonwealth Benefit Association. Enjoined. 

Consolidated Law Cabinet Company. Return filed and informa- 
tion dismissed. 

Coolidge Refrigerator and Car Company. Return filed and in- 
formation dismissed. 

Copeland Loom Company. Enjoined. 

Cunningham Lumber Company. Enjoined. 

Daily Commercial Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Daily Mail Publishing Company. Return filed and information 
dismissed. 

Daniel Russell Boiler Works, Incorporated. Return filed and 
information dismissed. 

DArcy & Sons Company. Pending. 

Darling Woolen Mills Company. Return filed and information 
dismissed. 

Diana Braid Company. Pending. 

Egyptian Spray Manufacturing Company. Return filed and 
information dismissed. 

Erudite Press. Unable to get service. 

Eureka Platinum Company. Enjoined. 

Exposition Amusement Company. Return filed and information 
dismissed. 

Everett Hotel Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 75 

F. M. Keith Company. Beturn filed and information dismissed. 

F. S. Smith Shoe Company. Enjoined. 

Federal Weighing Machine Company. Enjoined. 

Fidelity Banking Company. Enjoined. 

Fidelity Finance Company. Beturn filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Field & Co., Incorporated. Beturn filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Florence Trading Company. Pending. 

Frank 0. Sanborn & Co., Incorporated. Beturn filed and in- 
formation dismissed. 

Fred H. Lucas Carriage Company. Beturn filed and information 
dismissed. 

Frederick J. Quinby Company. Beturn filed and information 
dismissed. 

Gazette Publishing Company. Beturn filed and information 
dismissed. 

George H. Wood Company. Beturn filed. 

Gilman Snow Guard Company. Beturn filed. 

Greenmont Shoe Company. Enjoined. 

Grueby-Faience Company. Beturn filed and information dis- 
missed. 

H. 0. Nute Company. Beturn filed and information dismissed. 

Hodge Boiler Works. Beturn filed and information dismissed. 

Holyoke Valve and Hydrant Company. Beturn filed and in- 
formation dismissed. 

Holliston Braiding Company. Enjoined. 

Hopkinton Building Association. Dissolved. 

Hub Publishing Company. Unable to get service. 

Imperial Express Company. Beturn filed and information dis- 
missed. 

International Stock and Bond Company. Beturn filed and in- 
formation dismissed. 

J. J. Whittier & Co., Incorporated. Pending. 

J. P. & W. H. Emond, Incorporated. Beturn filed. 

J. W. Luther Company. Beturn filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Jacobs & Sons Company. Beturn filed and information dis- 
missed. 

James B. Wood & Son Company. Beturn filed and information 
dismissed. 

James H. McClellan & Co., Incorporated. Enjoined. 

John G. Charlton & Co., Incorporated. Beturn filed and infor- 
mation dismissed. 



76 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

John Reardon & Sons Corporation. Retnrn filed and informa- 
tion dismissed. 

John W. Barlow Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Joruth Manufacturing Company. Enjoined. 

Joseph M. Bradley Company. Enjoined. _ 

Journal for Investors Publishing Company. Return filed and 
information dismissed. 

Kedzie Manufacturing Company. Return filed and information 
dismissed. 

Kendall Tailors, Incorporated. Return filed and information 
dismissed. 

Lakeside Construction Company. Return filed and information 
dismissed. 

Larsson Whip Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Lawrence Base Ball Association. Return filed and information 
dismissed. 

Lee Process Bakery and Lunch Company. Return filed and in- 
formation dismissed. 

Local Exchange Company. Enjoined. 

Locke Express Company. Enjoined. 

Lynn & Boston Steamboat Company. Enjoined. 

Lyons & Alexander Company. Return filed and information 
dismissed. 

Macdonald Company. Enjoined. 

Mackinnon-Loomis Publishing Company. Enjoined. 

Maguire & Hughes Construction Company. Enjoined. 

McCaul Brass Foundry Company. Return filed and information 
dismissed. 

McDonald Brothers, Incorporated. Unable to get service. 

Mechanical Improvement Company. Enjoined. 

Mechanics Iron Foundry Company. Return filed and informa- 
tion dismissed. 

Messervy Ice Cream and Confectionery Company. Unable to 
get service. 

Middlesex Construction Company. Pending. 

Mining Development Company. Enjoined. 

Monarch Bleach Dye and Finishing Company. Enjoined. 

Morris-Ireland Safe Company. Return filed and information 
dismissed. 

Moulton Express Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 77 

Multiple Phonograph Company. Eeturn filed and information 
dismissed. 

Mutual Mail Order Company. Unable to get service. 

N. P. Sackett Company. Eeturn filed and information dis- 
missed. 

National Club Woman's Corporation. Return filed and informa- 
tion dismissed. 

National Soap Corporation. Eeturn filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Natural Industrials Company. Enjoined. 

New England Abrasive Company. Eeturn filed and information 
dismissed. 

New England Co-operative Company. Pending. 

New England Hotel Company. Eeturn filed and information 
dismissed. 

New England Land Company. Enjoined. 

New England Manufacturing Company. Enjoined. 

New Western Eeduction Company. Eeturn filed and informa- 
tion dismissed. 

Nichols-Magee Construction Company. Eeturn filed. Enjoined 
for failure to pay penalty. 

Nine Mile Pond Fishing Company. Eeturn filed and informa- 
tion dismissed. 

North Star Device and Implement Company. Enjoined. 

Ox-O-Tonic Company. Eeturn filed and information dismissed. 

P. W. Moore Company. Enjoined. 

Packard & Bailey Company. Eeturn filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Paul N. Eaymond Company. Eeturn filed. 

People's Coal, Ice and Lumber Company. Eeturn filed and 
information dismissed. 

Play Publishing Corporation. Unable to get service. 

Postal Advertising Company. Pending. 

Pratt Manufacturing Company. Eeturn filed and information 
dismissed. 

Quincy Consolidated Grocery and Provision Company. Eeturn 
filed and information dismissed. 

E. Guastavino Company. Eeturn filed and information dis- 
missed. 

E. J. Todd Company. Eeturn filed and information dismissed. 

Eandall-Faichney Company. Eeturn filed and information dis- 
missed. 



78 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Reynolds Machine Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Rubie Catering Company. Enjoined. 

S. C. Studley Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Saunders Medical Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Shawmut Granite Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Sherman Folsom & Co., Incorporated. Enjoined. 

Sibley, Sawyer & Co., Incorporated. Enjoined. 

Silver City Water and Electric Company. Enjoined. 

Smith Countershaft Company. Return filed and information 
dismissed. 

South End Hardware Company. Enjoined. 

Springfield Co-operative Union Laundry Company. Enjoined. 

Standard Credit Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Staple Heeling Company. Enjoined. 

Star Laundry Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

State Manufacturing Company. Enjoined. 

Sterling Slipper Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Suffolk Co-Press. Return filed and information dismissed. 

Sun Gas Light Company. Enjoined. 

T. C. Jones Spar and Quartz Company. Return filed and in- 
formation dismissed. 

Transcontinental Refrigerator Car Company. Enjoined. 

Union Button Sewing Machine Company. Return filed and in- 
formation dismissed. 

United Bakers' and Grocers' Association. Unable to get service. 

United Industrial Securities Company. Enjoined. 

United States Automatic Scale Company. Return filed and in- 
formation dismissed. 

L T nited States Credit Company. Return filed and information 
dismissed. 

Victor Metals Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Vienna Baking Company. Enjoined. 

Waverly Specialty Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Wentworth Piano Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 79 

Winthrop Beach Hotel Company. Enjoined. 

Worcester Automobile Company. Beturn filed and information 

dismissed. 
Worcester Fire Appliance Company. Enjoined. 

2. At the Belation of the Commissioner of Corporations. 
For failure to file the certificate of condition for the years 
1904 and 1905, required by St. 1903, c. 437, §§ 45, 66, informa- 
tions were brought against — 

Alfred E. Bose, Incorporated. Enjoined. 

American Bridge and Structural Preserving Company. Beturn 
filed and information dismissed. 

American Manifold Book Company. Enjoined. 

Atlantic Coast Supply Company. Enjoined. 

B. & E. Corporation. Beturn filed. 

Bay State Construction Company. Beturn filed. 

Bay State Shoe and Leather Company. Beturn filed and in- 
formation dismissed. 

Bear Creek Oil Company. Beturn filed. 

Ben Franklin Press. Beturn filed and information dismissed. 

Boston Engineering Agency, Incorporated. Beturn filed and 
information dismissed. 

Boston Excursion Steamship Company. Beturn filed and in- 
formation dismissed. 

Boston Shoe Polish Company. Beturn filed. Enjoined for fail- 
ure to pay penalty. 

Bow Facing Oar Company. Enjoined. 

Brightwood Brick Company. Beturn filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Brown Hill Mining Company. Beturn filed and information 
dismissed. 

Capitol Supply Company. Enjoined. 

Century Light Company of America. Beturn filed and informa- 
tion dismissed. 

Chelsea Baking Company. Enjoined. 

Cold Spring Grocery Company. Enjoined. 

Coldwell-Gildard Company. Beturn filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Columbia Specialty Company. Beturn filed. 

Continental Folding Box Machine Company. Enjoined. 

Copeland Loom Company. Enjoined. 

Cunningham Lumber Company. Enjoined. 



80 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Daily Mail Publishing Company. Return filed and information 
dismissed. 

Daniel Russell Boiler Works, Incorporated. Return filed and 
information dismissed. 

Dillon Machine Company, Return filed. Enjoined for failure 
to pay penalty. 

Empire Mining and Power Company. Enjoined. 

Erudite Press. Unable to get service. 

Fidelity Mercantile Agency of Springfield. Enjoined. 

G. W. Miller College of Advertising Arts. Enjoined. 

Gazette Publishing Company. Return filed and information 
dismissed. 

George C. Gill Paper Company. Return filed and information 
dismissed. 

George D. Emerson Company. Return filed and information 
dismissed. 

Greenmont Shoe Company. Enjoined. 

H. L. Aldrich Company. Unable to get service. 

Hampden Securities Company. Return filed. Enjoined for fail- 
ure to pay penalty 7 . 

Higgins & Gifford Boat Manufacturing Company. Return filed. 

Hinckley Rendering Company. Return filed and information 
dismissed. 

Holly Whip Company. Unable to get service. 

Home Science Publishing Company. Enjoined. 

International Machine Screw Company. Return filed. Pend- 
ing. 

J. P. & W. H. Emond, Incorporated. Return filed and informa- 
tion dismissed. 

John T. F. McDonnell Paper Works Company. Return filed and 
information dismissed. 

Kelly-Evans Company. Return filed and information dismissed. 

Kendall Building Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

L. R. Sweatland Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Lawyers Information Company. Return filed and information 
dismissed. 

Larsson Whip Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Lynn & Boston Steamboat Company. Enjoined. 

McCaul Brass Foundry Company. Return filed and informa- 
tion dismissed. 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 81 

Maiden Mail Company. Eeturn filed and information dismissed. 

Maher Plumbing Company. Enjoined. 

Marthas Vineyard Electric Light and Power Company. Return 
filed and information dismissed. 

Massachusetts Stone Company. Return filed. Pending. 

Mount Eldo Mineral Spring Company. Enjoined. 

Mutual Mail Order Company. Unable to get service. 

New England Fuel Saving Company. Enjoined. 

Outfitters Credit Company. Return filed. Pending. 

Paul N. Raymond Company. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

People's Ice Company of Worcester. Return filed and informa- 
tion dismissed. 

Pugwash River Copper Company. Enjoined. 

R. J. Todd Company. Return filed and information dismissed. 

Ransford Insecticide Company. Return filed. Enjoined for fail- 
ure to pay penalty. 

Robbins Spring Water Company. Return filed and information 
dismissed. 

Rockland Factory Building Association. Return filed and in- 
formation dismissed. 

Salem Heating and Metal Company. Return filed and informa- 
tion dismissed. 

Second Regiment Band. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Sherman Folsom & Co., Incorporated. Enjoined. 

Sibley. Sawyer & Co., Incorporated. Enjoined. 

South End Hardware Company. Enjoined. 

Suffolk Co-Press. Return filed. Enjoined for failure to pay 
penalty. 

Taunton Shoe Company. Return filed. Enjoined for failure to 
pay penalty. 

Transcontinental Refrigerator Car Company. Enjoined. 

United Bakers' and Grocers' Association. Enjoined. 

Uplift Publishing Company. Enjoined. 

W. K. Farrington Press. Return filed and information dis- 
missed. 

Warren Lumber and Fuel Company. Return filed and informa- 
tion dismissed. 

Warren Steam Pump Company. Return filed and information 
dismissed. 

Weymouth Seam-face Granite Company. Return filed and in- 
formation dismissed. 



82 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Weymouth Water Power Company. Return filed and informa- 
tion dismissed. 

Worcester Automobile Company. Return filed. Enjoined for 
failure to pay penalty. 

3. At the Relation of the Civil Service Commissioners. 

Attorney-General ex rel. Civil Service Commissioners v. Daisy 
H. Stevens. Information in the nature of quo warranto to 
try the respondents title to the office of clerk of the trustees 
of public burial of the city of Lowell. Information dis- 
missed. 

4. At the Relation of Private Persons. 

Attorney-General ex rel. v. Vineyard Grove Company. Petition 
for use of name in an information for an injunction restrain- 
ing the said company from an alleged interference with the 
rights of the public in a sea beach, and ordering the removal 
of structures causing such alleged interference. Henry S. 
Dewey appointed master. Pending. 

Attorney-General v. Onset Bay Grove Association. Information 
in the nature of quo warranto to abate a public nuisance. 
Referred to Warren A. Reed, auditor. Pending. 

Attorne}--General ex rel. Samuel E. Hull et als., Selectmen of 
Millbury, v. Washburn & Moen Manufacturing Company. 
Information in the nature of quo warranto to abate a nui- 
sance. Pending. 

Attorney- General ex rel. v. Fiskdale Mills. Petition for an in- 
junction to restrain the respondent from interfering with 
the waters of Alum Pond, a great pond. Pending. 

Attorney-General ex rel. v. Joseph M. Reed. Information in the 
nature of quo tcarranto filed in the Supreme Judicial Court 
for the county of Essex to try the respondent's title to the 
office of school committeeman in the town of Rockport. Use 
of name granted. Pending. 

Attorney-General ex rel. v. Old Colony Street Railway Company. 
Petition for use of name of Attorney-General to restrain the 
respondent corporation from laying tracks in certain streets 
in Taunton. Use of name granted. Pending. 

Attorney-General ex rel. v. Philander Bates. Information in the 
nature of quo warranto to try the title of the respondent's 
title to the office of selectman of Cohasset. Use of name 
granted. Pending. 



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Attorney-General v. Francis A. Campbell. Information in the 
nature of quo warranto to try the respondent's title to the 
office of clerk of the Superior Court for the county of Suf- 
folk. Pending. 

5. Applications refused and otherwise disposed of. 
Attorney-General ex rel. v. Board of Aldermen of the city of 
Boston. Petition for use of the Attorney-General's name 
for a writ of certiorari. Use of name denied. 



84 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 



GRADE CROSSINGS. 



Notices have been served upon this department of the filing of 
the following petitions for the appointment of special commis- 
sioners for the abolition of grade crossings : — 

Barnstable County. 

Bourne, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
Bourne Neck crossing. James E. Cotter, Eben D. Crocker 
and Eufus A. Sonle appointed commissioners. Commission- 
ers' report filed. Fred E. Jones appointed auditor. Audi- 
tor's second report filed. Disposed of. 

Bourne, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for the abolition of 
Collins and Handy crossings. Pending. 

Harwich. Directors of New York, New Haven & Hartford Kail- 
road Company, petitioners. Petition for abolition of Main 
Street crossing. Alpheus Sanford, Prescott Keyes and 
Harry Southworth appointed commissioners. Commission- 
ers' report filed. Fred E. Jones appointed auditor. Audi- 
tor's report filed. Disposed of. 

Wellfleet and Eastham. Directors of Old Colony Railroad Com- 
pany, petitioners. Petition for abolition of certain grade 
crossings in Wellfleet and Eastham. George L. Rogers, 
Louis A. Frothingham and Franz H. Krebs appointed com- 
missioners. Commissioners' report filed. Wade Keyes ap- 
pointed auditor. Auditor's second report filed. Disposed of. 

Berkshire County. 

Adams. Hoosac Valley Street Railway Company, petitioners. 
Petition for abolition of Commercial Street crossing in 
Adams. George W. Wiggin, W. W. McClench and Edmund 
K. Turner appointed commissioners. Commissioners' re- 
port filed. Pending. 

Great Barrington, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for the 
abolition of a grade crossing in the village of Housatonic in 
said town. John J. Flaherty, Edmund K. Turner and 
Stephen S. Taft appointed commissioners. Commissioners' 
report filed. Frank N. Nay appointed auditor. Pending. 



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Hinsdale, Selectmen of, and Directors of Boston & Albany Bail- 
road Company, petitioners. Petition for abolition of Bul- 
lard's Church Street and Pierce's grade crossings in Hins- 
dale. Thomas W. Kennefick, William Sullivan and Charles 
M. Ludden appointed commissioners. Commissioners' re- 
port filed. Balph H. Ellis appointed auditor. Auditor's 
second report filed. Disposed of. 

Lee, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of Lang- 
don's crossing in Lee. Wade Keyes, Thomas W. Kennefick 
and Luther Dean appointed commissioners. Commissioners' 
report filed. Fred E. Jones appointed auditor. Pending. 

Lenox, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of grade 
crossings in Lenox. Fred Joy, Louis A. Frothingham and 
Edmund K. Turner appointed commissioners. Commis- 
sioners' report filed. J. Mott Hallowell appointed auditor. 

North Adams. Hoosac Valley Street Bailway Company, peti- 
tioners. Petition for abolition of Main Street crossing, 
known as Bray ton ville crossing, in North Adams. Edmund 
K. Turner, W. W. McClench and Joseph P. Magenis ap- 
pointed commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. Pend- 
ing. 

Pittsfield, Mayor and Aldermen of, and Directors of Boston & 
Albany Bailroad Company, petitioners. Petition for the 
abolition of Hubbard and Gates avenues and Jason Street 
crossings in Pittsfield. Thomas W. Kennefick, William 
Sullivan and Charles M. Ludden appointed commissioners. 
Commissioners' report filed. Patrick J. Ashe appointed 
auditor. Auditor's first report filed. Pending. 

Pittsfield, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for 
abolition of Merrill crossing in Pittsfield. Thomas W. 
Kennefick, Frederick L. Green and Edmund K. Turner ap- 
pointed commissioners. Pending. 

Pittsfield, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for 
abolition of Holmes Boad crossing. William W. McClench, 
Charles N. Clark and Edmund K. Turner appointed com- 
missioners. Commissioners' report filed. Fred E. Jones 
appointed auditor. Auditor's second report filed. Pending. 

Bichmond and West Stockbridge, Selectmen of, petitioners. 
Joint petition for abolition of Griffin and Arnold's crossings 
in Bichmond and West Stockbridge. Joseph Bennett, 
Charles Almy and John C. Crosby appointed commissioners. 
Clifford Brigham, auditor. Auditor's first report filed. 
Disposed of. 



86 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Stockbridge, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for the abolition 
of "River Road" crossing in Stockbridge. J. B. Carroll, 
E. B. Bishop and Luther Dean appointed commissioners. 
Commissioners' report filed. Wade Keyes appointed auditor. 
Pending. 

West Stockbridge. Directors of New York, New Haven & Hart- 
ford Railroad Company et ah, petitioners. Petition for 
abolition of State line crossing in West Stockbridge. Rich- 
ard W. Irwin, Henry W. Ashley and Edmund K. Turner 
appointed commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. 
Frank H. Cande appointed auditor. Auditor's first report 
filed. Disposed of. 

West Stockbridge. Directors of New York, New Haven & Hart- 
ford Railroad Company et al., petitioners. Petition for 
abolition of Potter's crossing in West Stockbridge. Rich- 
ard W. Irwin, Henry W. Ashley and Edmund K. Turner 
appointed commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. F. 
H. Cande appointed auditor. Auditor's first report filed. 
Disposed of. 

Williamstown. Hoosac Valley Street Railway Company, peti- 
tioners. Petition for the abolition of a grade crossing in 
Williamstown, near the Fitchburg Railroad station. Ed- 
mund K. Turner, W. W. McClench and Charles N. Clark 
appointed commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. 
Pending. 

Bristol County. 

Attleborough. Directors of Old Colony Railroad, petitioners. 
Petition for abolition of South Main Street crossing in 
Attleborough. George W. Wiggin, A. P. Martin and C. A. 
Allen appointed commissioners. Commissioners' report 
filed. C. H. Cooper appointed auditor. Auditor's third 
report filed. Pending. 

Attleborough, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition 
of West Street, North Main Street and other crossings in 
Attleborough. James R. Dunbar, H. L. Parker and Wil- 
liam Jackson appointed commissioners. Commissioners' re- 
port filed. Chas. P. Searle appointed auditor. Pending. 

Easton. Directors of New York, New Haven & Hartford Rail- 
road Company, petitioners. Petition for abolition of cross- 
ing at Eastondale. James E. Cotter, Wm. Rankin and Chas. 
D. Bray appointed commissioners. Fred Joy appointed 
auditor. Auditor's fourth report filed. Pending. 



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Fall River, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for 
abolition of Brownell Street crossing and other crossings in 
Fall River. John Q. A. Brackett, Samuel N. Aldrich and 
Charles A. Allen appointed commissioners. Commissioners' 
report filed. Fred E. Jones appointed auditor. Auditor's 
sixteenth report filed. Pending. 
New Bedford, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for 
abolition of certain grade crossings in New Bedford. George 
F. Richardson, Horatio G. Herrick and Wm. Wheeler ap- 
pointed commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. Pend- 
ing. 
Taunton, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for 
abolition of grade crossings in Taunton. William B. 
French, A. C. Southworth and Edward B. Bishop appointed 
commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. Fred E. 
Jones appointed auditor. Auditor's first report filed. 
Pending. 

Essex County. 
Haverhill, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for 
abolition of Washington Street and other crossings in Haver- 
hill. George W. Wiggin, William B. French and Edmund 
K. Turner appointed commissioners. Commissioners' re- 
port filed. Fred E. Jones appointed auditor. Auditor's 
first report filed. Pending. 
Ipswich. Directors of Boston & Maine Railroad Company, peti- 
tioners. Petition for abolition of Underhill crossing in 
Ipswich. George W. Wiggin, A. D. Bosson and Edmund 
K. Turner appointed commissioners. Commissioners' re- 
port filed. Fred E. Jones appointed auditor. Auditor's 
first report filed. Pending. 
Ipswich, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
High Street crossing. Geo. W. Wiggin, Edmund K. Turner 
and William F. Dana appointed commissioners. Pending. 
Lynn, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for aboli- 
tion of Summer Street and other crossings on Saugus branch 
of Boston & Maine Railroad and Market Street and other 
crossings on main line. George W. Wiggin, Edgar R. 
Champlin and Edmund K. Turner appointed commission- 
ers. Pending. 
Manchester. Directors of Boston & Maine Railroad Company, 
petitioners. Petition for the abolition of the Summer Street 
crossing in Manchester. George P. Sanger, Edward B. 



88 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Bishop and Chas. A. Putnam appointed commissioners. 

Commissioners' report filed. Andrew Fiske appointed audi- 
tor. Auditor's first report filed. Pending. 
Salem, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for the 

abolition of grade crossing at Bridge, Washington, Mill. 

North, Flint and Grove streets in Salem. Pending. 
Swampscott, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for the abolition 

of Burrill Street crossing. Henry Wardwell, Charles W. 

Gay and Edmund K. Turner appointed commissioners. 

Commissioners' report filed. Charles A. Sayward appointed 

auditor. Disposed of. 

Franklin County. 

Deerfield, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
Sprouts crossing on Main Street, Deerfield. Timothy G. 
Spaulding, Edmund K. Turner and Franklin T. Hammond 
appointed commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. 
Henry P. Field appointed auditor. Auditor's first report 
filed. Pending. 

Deerfield. Directors of the Fitchburg Railroad Company, peti- 
tioners. Petition for abolition of McClellan crossing at 
East Deerfield. Alpheus Sanford, Edmund K. Turner and 
Walter Perley Hall appointed commissioners. Commission- 
ers' report filed. Pending. 

Greenfield, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for the abolition 
of Allen and Russell streets crossings in Greenfield. Ed- 
mund K. Turner, Walter P. Hall and Fred D. Stanley ap- 
pointed commissioners. Pending. 

Northfield, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
River Street crossing in Northfield. Alpheus Sanford, 
, Charles W. Hazelton and Newell D. Winter appointed com- 
missioners. Commissioners' report filed. Dana Malone 
appointed auditor. Auditor's first and supplemental reports 
filed. Pending. 

Hampden County. 

Chester, Selectmen of, and Directors of Boston & Albany Bail- 
road Company, petitioners. Petition for abolition of Hunt- 
ington Road in Chester. Charles E. Hibbard, William 
Sullivan and Wm. P. Martin appointed commissioners. 
Commissioners' report filed. Ralph W. Ellis appointed au- 
ditor. Auditor's first report filed. Pending. 

Chester, Selectmen of, and Directors of Boston & Albany Bail- 



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road Company, petitioners. Petition for abolition of Hunt- 
ington Street and White Chop crossing in Chester. Charles 
E. Hibbard, William Sullivan and William P. Martin ap- 
pointed commissioners. Thos. W. Kennefick appointed 
auditor. Auditor's first and supplemental reports filed. 
Pending. 

Chicopee, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for abo- 
lition of Plainfield and Exchange Street crossings and other 
crossings in Chicopee. Geo. W. Wiggin, Edmund K. Tur- 
ner and Fred D. Stanley appointed commissioners. Com- 
missioners' report filed. Timothy G-. Spaulding appointed 
auditor. Auditor's fourth report filed. Pending. 

Palmer, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
Palmer and Belchertown Eoad crossing in Palmer. T. M. 
Brown, Chas. E. Hibbard and Henry G. Taft appointed 
commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. Stephen S. 
Taft appointed auditor. Auditor's first report filed. Pend- 
ing. 

Palmer, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
Burley's crossing in Palmer. Pending. 

Palmer, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
Springfield Eoad crossing, otherwise known as the Wire 
Mill crossing, in Palmer. William Turtle, Frederick L. 
Greene and John W. Mason appointed commissioners. Com- 
missioners' report filed. Pending. 

Springfield, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for 
abolition of Bay State Eoad and other crossings in Spring- 
field. George W. Eichardson, Marshall Wilcox and George 
W. Wiggin appointed commissioners. Commissioners' re- 
port filed. Charles W. Bosworth appointed auditor. Audi- 
tor's first report filed. Pending. 

Springfield, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for 
abolition of Pasco Eoad crossing in Springfield. Joseph 
Bennett, Samuel M. Cook and John A. Aiken appointed 
commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. L. E. Hitch- 
cock appointed auditor. Auditor's first report filed. Pend- 
ing. 

Springfield, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for 
abolition of South End Bridge crossing in Springfield. 
John W. Corcoran, John J. Flaherty and George F. Swain 
appointed commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. 
Fred E. Jones appointed auditor. Auditor's first report 
filed. Pending. * 



90 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Westfield, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for raising of 
bridge over Elm Street in Westfield. Thomas W. Proctor, 
John B. O'Donnell and Edmund K. Turner appointed com- 
missioners. Commissioners' report filed. J. Mott Hallo- 
well appointed auditor. Pending. 

Westfield, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for raising bridge 
over North Elm Street in Westfield. Geo. W. Wiggin, Fred- 
erick L. Greene and Edmund K. Turner appointed com- 
missioners. Commissioners' report filed. Pending. 

Westfield. Boston & Albany Railroad Company, petitioners. 
Petition for abolition of Coburn's and Morse's crossings in 
Westfield. Charles M. Ludden, William Sullivan and Rich- 
ard W. Irwin appointed commissioners. Commissioners' 
report filed. Ralph W. Ellis appointed auditor. Auditor's 
first report filed. Pending. 

Westfield, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for the abolition 
of North Elm Street crossing in Westfield. Charles E. Hib- 
bard, Joseph Bennett and George W. Wiggin appointed 
commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. Ralph W. 
Ellis appointed auditor. Auditor's first report filed. Pend- 
ing. 

Hampshire County. 

Belchertown, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition 
of Holyoke Road crossing in Belchertown. George W. Wig- 
gin, Fred D. Stanley and Edmund K. Turner appointed 
commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. Stephen S. 
Taft appointed auditor. Auditor's second report filed. 
Pending. 

Belchertown, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for the abo- 
lition of Leache's crossing in Belchertown. Augustus W. 
Locke, George W. Johnson and Joseph Bennett appointed 
commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. William H. 
Clapp appointed auditor. Auditor's report filed. Pending. 

Northampton. Directors of Connecticut River Railroad Com- 
pany, petitioners. Petition for abolition of Lyman's cross- 
ing in Northampton. George W. Wiggin, Fred D. Stanley 
and Edmund K. Turner appointed commissioners. Com- 
missioners' report filed. L. E. Hitchcock appointed auditor. 
Auditor's third report filed. Pending. 

Northampton, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition 
for abolition of Laurel Park station crossing in Northamp- 
ton. George W. Wiggin, Fred D. Stanley and Edmund K. 



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Turner appointed commissioners. Commissioners' report 
filed. Arthur S. Kneil appointed auditor. Auditor's first 
report filed. Pending. 

Northampton, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition 
for abolition of Grove Street and Earl Street crossings in 
Northampton. Frederick L. Greene, S. S. Taft and James 
M. Sickman appointed commissioners. Commissioners' re- 
port filed. William P. Hayes appointed auditor. Auditor's 
first report filed. Pending. 

Ware, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of Gibbs 
crossing in Ware. George F. Tucker, George F. Kimball 
and Lawson Sibley appointed commissioners. Commission- 
ers' report filed. John W. Mason appointed auditor. Pend- 
ing. 

Ware, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of Maple 
Street and Gilbertville Eoad crossings in Ware. Alpheus 
Sanford, Everett C. Bumpus and William W. McClench ap- 
pointed commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. John 
W. Mason appointed auditor. Auditor's first report filed. 
Pending. 

Middlesex County. 

Acton, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of Great 
Eoad crossing in Acton. Benj. W. Wells, George Burrage 
and William B. Sullivan appointed commissioners. Pend- 
ing. 

Acton, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of May- 
nard Eoad crossing in Acton. Edmund K. Turner, Ed- 
ward F. Blodgett and Wade Keyes appointed commissioners. 
Commissioners' report filed. Pending. 

Arlington, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
Grove Street crossing and other crossings in Arlington. 
Alpheus Sanford, Edmund K. Turner and S. Everett Tink- 
ham appointed commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. 
Fred Joy appointed auditor. Auditor's third report filed. 
Pending. 

Ayer, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of Main 
Street crossing in Ayer. S. K. Hamilton, Theodore C. 
Hurd and Edmund K. Turner appointed commissioners. 
Pending. 

Ayer, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of West 
Main and Park streets crossing in Ayer. Frank P. Gould- 
ing. Charles A. Allen and Anson D. Fessenden appointed 



92 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. Theodore C. 
Hurd appointed auditor. Auditor's second report filed. 
Pending. 

Belmont, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
Brighton Street, Concord Avenue and Trapelo Road cross- 
ings in Belmont. Pending. Theodore C. Hurd, Fred Joy 
and George F. Swain appointed commissioners. Pending. 

Cambridge. Directors of Boston & Maine Railroad Company, 
petitioners. Petition for abolition of Prison Point Street 
crossing in Cambridge. Henry S. Milton, Edward B. 
Bishop and Henry G. Taft appointed commissioners. Com- 
missioners' report filed. Theodore C. Hurd appointed au- 
ditor. Auditor's fifth report filed. Pending. 

Chelmsford, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition 
of Princeton Street crossing in Chelmsford. Edmund K. 
Turner, Frederick W. Dallinger and Charles F. Worcester 
appointed commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. W. 
C. Dillingham appointed auditor. Pending. 

Concord, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
Oliver Rice crossing and Hosmer's crossing in Concord. 
Theodore C. Hurd, William Sullivan and Percy G. Bolster 
appointed commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. 
Henry L. Parker appointed auditor. Auditor's final report 
filed. Pending. 

Everett. Directors of Boston & Maine Railroad Company, peti- 
tioners. Petition for abolition of crossings at Broadway 
and Main Street in Everett. George W. Wiggin, Edmund 
K. Turner and Robert S. Gray appointed commissioners. 
Commissioners' report filed. Fred E. Jones appointed au- 
ditor. Auditor's sixth report filed. Pending. 

Framingham, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for the abo- 
lition of Concord Street crossing. 

Framingham, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for the abo- 
lition of Waverly Street crossing. 

Framingham, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for the abo- 
lition of Marble Street crossing. 

Framingham, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for the abo- 
lition of Bishop Street crossing. 

Framingham, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for the abo- 
lition of Hollis and Waushakum streets crossings. 

Framingham, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for the abo- 
lition of Claflin Street crossing. 



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Lexington, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
Grant Street crossing in Lexington. Alpheus Sanford, Ed- 
mund K. Turner and S. Everett Tinkham appointed com- 
missioners. Commissioners' report filed. Pending. 

Lowell, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for abo- 
lition of Middlesex and Thorndike streets crossings. Pend- 
ing. 

Lowell, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for abo- 
lition of Boston Road and Plain Street crossings. Pending. 

Lowell, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for abo- 
lition of School and Walker streets crossings. Pending. 

Lowell, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for abo- 
lition of Lincoln Street crossing. Pending. 

Lowell, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for abo- 
lition of Middlesex, Thorndike and Lincoln streets and 
Boston Eoad grade crossings. Pending. 

Lowell, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for abo- 
lition of Pawtucket Street crossing and other crossings in 
Lowell. George W. Wiggin, John W. Ellis and Samuel L. 
Minot appointed commissioners. Commissioners' report 
filed. P. H. Cooney appointed auditor. Auditor's second 
report filed. Pending. 

Maiden. Directors of Boston & Maine Bailroad Company, peti- 
tioners. Petition for abolition of Medford Street and other 
crossings in Maiden. Geo. W. Wiggin, Robert 0. Harris 
and Edmund K. Turner appointed commissioners. Com- 
missioners' report filed. Fred E. Jones appointed auditor. 
Auditor's third report filed. Pending. 

Maiden, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for abo- 
lition of Pleasant and Winter streets crossing in Maiden. 
Pending. 

Marlborough, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for 
abolition of Hudson Street crossing in Marlborough. Wal- 
ter Adams, Charles A. Allen and Alpheus Sanford ap- 
pointed commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. 
Pending. 

Natick. Directors of Boston & Albany Railroad Company, peti- 
tioners. Petition for abolition of Marion Street crossing 
and other crossings in Natick. George W. Wiggin, Larkin 
T. Trull and Joseph Bennett appointed commissioners. 
Commissioners' report filed. Theodore C. Hurd appointed 
auditor. Auditor's seventh and final report filed. Pending. 



94 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Natick. Boston & Worcester Street Railway Company, petition- 
ers. Petition for alteration of Worcester Street crossing 
in Natick. Geo. W. Wiggin, Edmund K. Turner and Lar- 
kin T. Trull appointed commissioners. Commissioners' re- 
port filed. Theo. C. Hurd appointed auditor. Auditor's 
first report filed. Pending. 

Newton, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for the 
abolition of Concord Street and Pine Grove Avenue cross- 
ings in Newton. George W. Wiggin, T. C. Mendenhall and 
Edmund K. Turner appointed commissioners. Pending. 

Newton, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for aboli- 
tion of crossings on main line in Newton. Theo. C. Hurd ap- 
pointed auditor. Auditor's eleventh report filed. Pending. 

Newton, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for the 
abolition of Glen Avenue and nine other crossings in New- 
ton. Geo. W. Wiggin, T. C. Mendenhall and Edmund K. 
Turner appointed commissioners. Commissioners' report 
filed. Theo. C. Hurd appointed auditor. Auditor's second 
report filed. Pending. 

North Reading, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for aboli- 
tion of Main Street crossing in North Reading. Alpheus 
Sanford, George N. Poor and Louis M. Clark appointed 
commissioners. Report of commissioners filed. Pending. 

Somerville, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for 
abolition of Park Street, Dane Street, Somerville Avenue 
and Medford Street crossings in Somerville. George W. 
Wiggin, George F. Swain and William F. Dana appointed 
commissioners. Pending. 

Wakefield, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
Hanson Street crossing in Wakefield. Pending. 

Waltham, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for 
abolition of South Street crossing in Waltham. Geo. F. 
Swain, Arthur P. Rugg and Geo. A. Sanderson appointed 
commissioners. Pending. 

Waltham, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for abo- 
lition of Moody Street, Main Street, Elm Street, Eiver 
Street, Pine Street, Newton Street and Calvary Street 
crossings in Waltham. Arthur P. Rugg, William F. Dana 
and George F. Swain appointed commissioners. Pending. 

Winchester, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for the aboli- 
tion of crossing at Winchester station square. George W. 
Wiggin, George F. Swain and Arthur Lord appointed com- 
missioners. Pending. 



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Norfolk County. 

Braintree, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for the abolition 
of the Pearl Street crossing at South Braintree. Pending. 

Brookline. Directors of Boston & Albany Bailroad Company, 
petitioners. Petition for the abolition of Kerrigan Place 
crossing in Brookline. William Sullivan, Henry M. Hutch- 
ins and Wade Keyes appointed commissioners. Commis- 
sioners' report filed. Pending. 

Brookline and Boston. Directors of the Boston & Albany Rail- 
road Company, petitioners. Petition for the abolition of 
Reservoir Lane crossing in Boston and Brookline. Henry C. 
Mulligan, Charles T. Davis and Albert S. Apsey appointed 
commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. Pending. 

Dedham. Directors of the Old Colony Railroad Company, peti- 
tioners. Petition for the abolition of River Street and Whit- 
ing Avenue crossings. Augustus P. Martin, Charles A. 
Allen and Fred Joy appointed commissioners. Commis- 
sioners' report filed. C. H. Cooper appointed auditor. 
Auditor's supplemental report filed. Pending. 

Dedham, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for the abolition 
of Eastern Avenue and Dwight Street crossings in Ded- 
ham. Alpheus Sanford, Charles Mills and J. Henry Reed 
appointed commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. 
Fred E. Jones appointed auditor. Pending. 

Dedham, Selectmen of, and Directors of New York, New Haven 
& Hartford Railroad Company, petitioners. Petitions for 
abolition of East Street, Walnut Street and Yernon Street 
crossings in Dedham, consolidated with petitions to abolish 
Milton Street crossing in Hyde Park. Samuel N. Aldrich, 
E. B. Bishop and H. C. Southworth appointed commission- 
ers. Commissioners' report filed. Fred E. Jones appointed 
auditor. Auditor's twelfth report filed. Pending. 

Hyde Park and Dedham, consolidated petitions. See Dedham. 

Hyde Park, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
Fairmount Avenue and Bridge Street crossings in Hyde 
Park. Pending. 

Medway, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
Village Street crossing in Medway. Arthur Lyman, George 
D. Burrage and Alpheus Sanford appointed commissioners. 
Commissioners' report filed. Edmund H. Talbot appointed 
auditor. Auditor's second report filed. Pending. 



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Bishop and Samuel H. Hudson appointed commissioners. 
Commissioners' report filed. Fred E. Jones appointed audi- 
tor. Auditor's fourth report filed. Pending. 

Scituate. Directors of Xew York, Xew Haven & Hartford Kail- 
road Company, petitioners. Petition for abolition of Water 
Street and Union Street crossings in Scituate. Arthur H. 
Wellman, Edmund K. Turner and Oscar A. Harden ap- 
pointed commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. Fred 
E. Jones appointed auditor. Auditor's third report, filed. 
Pending. 

Suffolk County. 

Boston. Directors of Old Colony Eailroad Company, petition- 
ers. Petition for abolition of Tremont Street crossing in 
Boston. Samuel N". Aldrich, H. C. Southworth and Ed- 
ward B. Bishop appointed commissioners. Commissioners' 
report filed. Fred E. Jones appointed auditor. Auditor's 
twenty-first report filed. Pending. 

Boston, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for aboli- 
tion of Dorchester Avenue crossing in Boston. F. X. Gil- 
lette, Charles S. Lilley and Charles Mills appointed 
commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. Fred Joy ap- 
pointed auditor. Auditor's twenty-eighth report filed. 
Pending. 

Boston. Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for aboli- 
tion of Austin Street, Cambridge Street and Perkins Street 
crossings in Charlestown. Henry S. Milton. Edward B. 
Bishop and Henry G-. Taft appointed commissioners. Com- 
missioners' report filed. Fred Joy appointed auditor. Audi- 
tor's eighth report filed. Pending. 

Boston. Directors of Old Colony Eailroad Company, petitioners. 
Petition for abolition of Codman Street crossing in Boston. 
George W. Wiggin, Charles A. Allen and William M. But- 
ler appointed commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. 
Henry S. Milton appointed auditor. Auditor's second re- 
port filed. Pending. 

Boston. Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for the 
abolition of the Essex Street crossing in Brighton. George 
W. Wiggin, William B. French and Winfield S. Slocum ap- 
pointed commissioners. Pending. 

Boston, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for aboli- 
tion of Blue Hill Avenue and Oakland Street crossings in 
Boston. William B. French, Arthur H. Wellman and 



98 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

George A. Kimball appointed commissioners. Commis- 
sioners' report filed. Fred E. Jones appointed auditor. 
Auditor's sixteenth report filed. Pending. 

Boston, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for aboli- 
tion of all crossings in East Boston. George W. Wiggin, 
William B. French and Edward B. Bishop appointed com- 
missioners. Commissioners' report filed. Winfield S. Slo- 
cum appointed auditor. Pending. 

Boston, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for aboli- 
tion of Congress Street crossing in Boston. George W. 
Wiggin, Edward B. Bishop and Charles A. Allen appointed 
commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. Fred E. Jones 
appointed auditor. Auditor's twenty-third report filed. 
Pending. 

Boston. Directors of the New York, New Haven & Hartford 
Railroad Company, petitioners. Petition for the abolition 
of Walnut Street crossing in Dorchester. James R. Dun- 
bar, Samuel L. Powers and Thomas W. Proctor appointed 
commissioners. Pending. 

Boston, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for aboli- 
tion of Freeport, Adams, Park and Mill streets and Dor- 
chester Avenue crossings. James R. Dunbar, Samuel L. 
Powers and Thomas W. Proctor appointed commissioners. 
Pending. 

Revere, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
Winthrop Avenue crossing in Revere. George W. Wiggin, 
Everett C. Bumpus and Charles D. Bray appointed com- 
missioners. Commissioners' report filed. Fred E. Jones 
appointed auditor. Auditor's second report filed. Pend- 
ing. 

Worcester County. 

Auburn, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
Chapin's crossing in Auburn. Harvey N. Shepard, George 
K. Tufts and Charles A. Allen appointed commissioners. 
Commissioners' report filed. A. J. Bartholomew appointed 
auditor. Disposed of. 

Boylston, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
crossing over road between Boylston and Clinton. William 
B. Durant, Edward B. Bishop and 0. W. Rugg appointed 
commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. Chas. R. 
Johnson appointed auditor. Auditor's report filed. Dis- 
posed of. 



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Clinton, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
Sterling, Water, Main and Woodlawn streets crossings. 
George W. Wiggin, William E. McClintock and James A. 
Stiles appointed commissioners. Pending. 

Fitchburg, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for 
abolition of Putnam Street and Laurel Street crossings in 
Fitchburg. Frank P. Goulding, Charles A. Allen and 
Charles M. Thayer appointed commissioners. Commission- 
ers' report filed. George S. Taft appointed auditor. Audi- 
tor's third report filed. Pending. 

Gardner, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
Union Street crossing in Gardner. Frank P. Goulding, 
Charles A. Allen and Franklin L. Waters appointed commis- 
sioners. Commissioners' report filed. Henry L. Parker 
appointed auditor. Auditor's first report filed. Pending. 

Holden, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
Dawson's crossing and Cedar Swamp crossing in Holden. 
Charles A. Allen, Arthur P. Pugg and Henry G. Taft ap- 
pointed commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. Pend- 
ing. 

Hubbardston, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition 
of Depot Eoad crossing in Hubbardston. Pending. 

Leominster, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
Water Street crossing. George W. Wiggin, George F. Swain 
and Dana Malone appointed commissioners. Pending. 

Leominster, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
Summer Street crossing. George W. Wiggin, George F. 
Swain and Dana Malone appointed commissioners. Pend- 
ing. 

Leominster, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for the aboli- 
tion of Mechanic Street crossing. George W. Wiggin, 
George F. Swain and Dana Malone appointed commission- 
ers. Pending. 

Leominster, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for the aboli- 
tion of Main Street crossing. George W. Wiggin, George 
F. Swain and Dana Malone appointed commissioners. 
Pending. 

Leominster, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
Lancaster Street crossing in Leominster. Alpheus San- 
ford, Charles A. Allen and Seth P. Smith appointed com- 
missioners. Commissioners' report filed. Fred E. Jones 
appointed auditor. Auditor's first report filed. Pending. 



100 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Millbury, Selectmen of, and Selectmen of Sutton, consolidated 
petition for abolition of Daniels crossing in Millbury and 
Yellow House crossing in Sutton. James E. Cotter, Alpheus 
Sanford and Charles A. Allen appointed commissioners. 
Commissioners' report filed. Fred E. Jones appointed audi- 
tor. Auditor's first report filed. Disposed of. 

Northborough, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition 
of Westborough Hospital station crossing in Northborough. 
Thomas Post, William Wheeler and Alpheus Sanford ap- 
pointed commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. Guy 
W. Currier appointed auditor. Pending. 

Xorthbridge and Uxbridge, joint petition of Selectmen of. Peti- 
tion for abolition of Whitin's station crossing. Alpheus 
Sanford, Edward B. Bishop and Harry C. Southworth ap- 
pointed commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. Fred 
E. Jones appointed auditor. Auditor's fourth report filed. 
Pending. 

Southborough, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition 
of crossing on road from Southborough to Framingham. 
Pending. 

Southborough, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition 
of crossing on road leading from Southborough to Hopkin- 
ton. George C. Travis, James W. McDonald and William 
Sullivan appointed commissioners. Commissioners' report 
filed. Theodore C. Hurd appointed auditor. Auditor's 
third report filed. Pending. 

Southborough, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition 
of Main Street crossing at Fayville in Southborough. Pend- 
ing. 

Sutton and Millbury, consolidated petition of Selectmen of both 
towns. See Millbury. 

Templeton, Selectmen of, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
Baldwinsville crossing in Templeton. Charles Brimblecom, 
Charles A. Allen and Edward P. Chapin appointed com- 
missioners. Commissioners' report filed. Henry L. Parker 
appointed auditor. Auditor's second report filed. Dis- 
posed of. 

Uxbridge. Directors of Xew York, Xew Haven & Hartford 
Railroad Company, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
grade crossings in Uxbridge. George W. Wiggin, Timothy 
G. Spaulding and Albert F. Xoyes appointed commission- 
ers. Commissioners' report filed. Fred E. Jones appointed 
auditor. Auditor's fourth report filed. Disposed of. 



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Warren. Directors of Boston & Albany Bailroad Company, peti- 
tioners. Petition for abolition of South Street crossing in 
Warren. George W. Wiggin, Wm. L. Clark and Joseph 
Bennett appointed commissioners. Commissioners' report 
filed. William B. Harding appointed auditor. Auditor's 
second report filed. Disposed of. 

Westborough, Selectmen of, and Directors of Boston & Albany 
Railroad Company, petitioners. Petition for abolition of 
Main Street and Summer Street crossings in Westborough. 
George W. Wiggin, George N. Smalley and Joseph Ben- 
nett appointed commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. 
H. L. Parker appointed auditor. Auditor's third report 
filed. Pending. 

Worcester, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for 
abolition of Grafton Street crossing and eight other cross- 
ings, including alterations of Union Station. James E. 
Dunbar, Henry P. Moulton and George F. Swain appointed 
commissioners. Pending. 

Worcester, Mayor and Aldermen of, petitioners. Petition for 
abolition of Hamilton Street crossing in Worcester. Augus- 
tus P. Martin, James D. Colt and Edmund K. Turner 
appointed commissioners. Commissioners' report filed. 
James A. Stiles appointed auditor. Auditor's report filed. 
Pending. 

Worcester. Directors of Boston & Albany Railroad Company, 
petitioners. Petition for abolition of Webster Street, Lud- 
low Street, Sutton Lane and Heard Street crossings in 
Worcester. Harvey N. Shepard, Frederick Brooks and 
Joseph S. Ludlam appointed commissioners. Commission- 
ers' report filed. James A. Stiles appointed auditor. Au- 
ditor's amended second report filed. Pending. 

The following cases have been brought for alleged land dam- 
ages incurred in the alteration of grade crossings. The Com- 
monwealth, being obliged under the statutes to pay at least 
twenty-five per cent, of the expenses incurred in the alteration 
of all grade crossings, has in all cases been made a party thereto. 

Ballentine et al. v. Town of Gardner. Superior Court, Worces- 
ter County. Settled. 

Bemis, Elwin H., v. New York, New Haven & Hartford Rail- 
road et ah Superior Court, Worcester County. Settled. 

Boston et als. v. Boston Wharf Company. Superior Court, Suf- 
folk County. Pending. 



102 ATTORXEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Codman et als. v. New England Railroad Company et als. Su- 
perior Court, Suffolk County. Pending. 

Commonwealth v. Boston. Superior Court, Suffolk County. 
Pending. 

Connell v. Boston & Maine Railroad Company et al. Superior 
Court, Middlesex County. Pending. 

Dickinson et al. v. Fitchburg. Superior Court, Worcester 
County. Pending. 

Dolan, Ellen, et al. v. Belchertown et al. Superior Court, Hamp- 
shire County. Pending. 

Googins, Mary A., et al. v. Boston & Albany Railroad Company 
et al. Superior Court, Suffolk County. Pending. 

Maiden v. Boston & Maine Railroad Company. Superior Court, 
Middlesex County. Pending. 

Phelps v. Fitchburg Railroad Company. Superior Court, Mid- 
dlesex County. Pending. 

Putnam Machine Company v. Fitchburg. Superior Court, 
Worcester County. Settled. 

Sanford, George E., v. Belchertown et al. Superior Court, 
Hampshire County. Pending. 

Sprague v. Fitchburg. Superior Court, Worcester County. Set- 
tled. 

Stack v. New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company 
et al. Superior Court, Hampshire County. Pending. 



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DISSOLUTION OF C0EP0EATI0NS. 



The following corporations having made voluntary application 
to the Supreme Judicial or Superior Court for dissolution, and 
having given the Attorney-General due notice of the petition, 
and the Tax Commissioner having certified that they were not 
indebted to the Commonwealth for taxes, the Attorney-General 
waived right to be heard : — 

A. C. Gardner Company. 

A. W. Caster Coach Horse Company. 

Andover Electric Company. 

Ashley & Buchannan Company. 

Atlantic Grain and Export Company. 

Bay State Chair Company. 

Brockton Industrial Corporation. 

Cambridge Credit Clothiers. 

Chapin Crane Coal Company. 

Claflin & Kimball, Incorporated. 

Clark Brass Company. 

Cooper Dental Manufacturing Company. 

D. W. Field Company. 

Eagle Clothing Company. 

Falk & Nathan Cigar Company. 

Fall Eiver Lithograph Company. 

Faneuil Watch Tool Company. 

Fosburg Construction Company. 

Gay & Ward, Incorporated. 

George E. Dickinson Paper Company. 

Gloucester Fish Drying Company. 

H. A. Lathrop Manufacturing Company. 

H. C. Wright Company. 

Hampden Hotel Company. 

Health Journal Publishing Company. 

Holyoke Envelope Company. 

Hopkinton Building Association. 



104 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

I. P. Harris Company. 

J. S. Turner Company. 

Ludlow Cordage Company. 

McHale & O'Connor Company. 

Massachusetts Screw Company. 

Meadow Company. 

Morrill & Whitton Construction Company. 

Moulton Express Company. 

New England Crematory Society. 

New England Farm Company. 

Newton Chemical Company. 

Nicholas F. Deady Company. 

Norman Paper Company. 

iSTorth Easton Boot and Shoe Manufacturing Company. 

Popes Island Manufacturing Company. 

Potter Drug and Chemical Company. 

Proprietors of First Universalist Meeting House in 

Worcester. 
Samuel Butter Company. 
Standard Oil Cloth Company. 
Stockbridge Iron Company. 
T. H. Buck Lumber Company. 
Tappan Clothing House. 
Taunton Motor Carriage Company. 
Teeling Baking Company. 
Times Publishing Company. 
Union Hall Association. 
W. H. Magoon Companj T . 

Wainwright Manufacturing Company of Massachusetts. 
Wakefield Water Company. 
Wauregan Paper Company. 
Wellfleet Marine Benevolent Society. 



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EETUENS OF CORPORATIONS. 



The following corporations, reported to this department by 
the Tax Commissioner for delinquency in making their tax re- 
turns under St. 1903, c. 437, § 45, have been required, without 
the necessity of a suit at law, to comply with the statute : — 

A. W. Caster Coach Horse Company. 

A. Ziegler & Sons Company. 

Adaptable Sign Company. 

iEtna Knitting Company. 

Allston Drug Company. 

American Card Clothing Company. 

American Citizen Company. 

Anchor Knitting Company. 

Andover Press, Limited. 

Arthur Treat Company. 

Asahel Wheeler Company. 

Attleborough Falls Corporation. 

Austin Press. 

Bay State Cordage Company. 

Bay Wrecking Company. 

Beacon Falls Kubber Shoe Company of Boston. 

Beacon Manufacturing Company. 

Blood Wine Company. 

Boston & Sandwich Class Company. 

Boston & Suburban Express Company. 

Boston Association of Licensed Automobile Dealers, 

Incorporated. 
Boston Automobile Dealers Association, Incorporated. 
Boston Herald Company. 
Boston Ice Cream and Baking Company. 
Boston Iron and Metal Company. 
Boston Steel and Iron Company. 
Boston Toothpick Company. 
Bradlee & Chatman Company. 



106 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan, 

Brockton Industrial Corporation. 

C. 0. Sweet & Son Company. 

C. W. Ware Costume Company. 

Carbon-Aqua Company. 

Clarendon Rubber Company. 

Cleveland-Cheever Company. 

Conant Hotel Company. 

Concord Mills. 

Cook-Milligan Company. 

Davidson Rubber Company. 

Davis & Dudley Ice Cream Company. 

De Conde Manufacturing Company. 

Draper Publishing Company. 

Dresswell Company. 

Eastern Flour Company. 

Electric Cable Joint Company. 

Equitable Banking Company. 

Erickson Electric Equipment Company. 

P. A. Barnes Hat Company. 

Fall River Daily Herald Company. 

First National Loan Company. 

Fisk Rubber Company. 

Fitzpatrick Shoe Company. 

Frederick Freeman Company. 

G. E. Brown Building Company. 

Geo. R. Taylor Company. 

George W. Olney Woolen Company. 

Greenfield Credit Exchange, Incorporated. 

Greenfield Recorder Company. 

Guyer Hat Company. 

Henneman Coffee Roaster Company. 

Hercules Tire Company. 

Ideal Tailoring Company. 

Imperial Display Company. 

J. D. Jewett Company. 

J. H. Conant Company. 

J. L. Holland Company. 

Jensen Brothers Company. 

John T. F. McDonnell Paper Works Company. 

Kilbourne-Prescott Company. 

Knowlton-Bell Company. 

Lenox Chemical Company. 



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Lockett- Currier Company. 
London Company. 
Lynde Brothers Box Company. 
Manchester Journal Company. 
Manning Manufacturing Company. 
Manufacturers Association. 
Marblehead Building Association. 
Massachusetts Law Association. 
Massachusetts Non-refillable Bottle Company. 
Massachusetts Oilless Bearings Company. 
Massachusetts Vending Machine Company. 
Massamet Yarn Mills. 
Massasoit Woolen Mills. 
Merchants Box and Cooperage Company. 
Merrill Manufacturing Company. 
Merrimack Paper Company. 
Minard's Liniment Manufacturing Company. 
Mollins Veterinary Bemedy and Food Company. 
Moore Brothers Company. 
Muggley, Glidden Coal Company. 
Nantucket Cranberry Company. 
National Fibre Tube Works. 
Navin & Kelly Company. 
New Bedford Extractor Company. 
New England Marine Publishing Company. 
New England Publishing Company. 
New York, Newport & Providence Steamboat Com- 
pany. 
Oak Grove Creamery Company. 
Oxford Chemical Company. 
Political Publishing Company. 
Port Tampa Phosphate Company. 
Puritan Carbonating Company. 
Eansbotham Tower Coal Company. 
Beliance Manufacturing Company. 
Eockport Ice and Cold Storage Company. 
S. A. Cash Manufacturing Company. 
S. L. Gabriel Company. 
Sawyer Drug Company. 
Scott & Sons Company. 
Sears & Chapin Mining Company. 
Serranilla Transportation Company. 



108 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Signet Shoe Company. 

Sister Margaret Remedy Company. 

Slatine Company of America. 

Smith & Anthony Company. 

Smith-Warren Company. 

Standard Emery and Polishing Wheel Company. 

Standard Laundry Company of Lawrence, Mass. 

Star Credit Clothing Company. 

Stony Brook Water Power Company. 

T. F. Little Oil Company. 

Tremont Garage Company. 

Twentieth Century Amusement Company. 

Union Trading Stamp Company. 

Universal Electric Corporation. 

Wakefield Manufacturing Company. 

Waltham Watch Tool Company of Springfield, Mass. 

Warner Motor Company. 

Warren Mills and Power Company. 

West Ware Paper Company. 

Weymouth Midway Attraction Company. 

Weymouth Water Power Company. 

Wiley & Russell Manufacturing Company. 

William A. Nichols Company. 

Wilson Tisdale Company. 

Woman's Domestic Guild of America. 

The following public-service corporations, reported to this de- 
partment by the Tax Commissioner for delinquency in filing 
the tax return for 1905, required by R. L., c* 14, § 37, have been 
required, without the necessity of a suit at law, to file the return 
in question : — 

Ashburnham Reservoir Company. 

Berkshire & Canaan Street Railway Company. 

Block Plant Electric Light Company. 

Chelmsford Gas Light Company. 

Chestnut Hill Real Estate Association of Marlborough. 

Conway Water Company. 

Globe Telephone Company. 

Gloucester Automatic Telephone Company. 

Groton Water Company. 

Haverhill & Boxford Street Railway Company. 



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Haverhill Illuminating Compaq. 
Horse Neck Beach Street Railway Company. 
Huntington & Westfield River Railway Company. 
Maplewood & Danvers Street Railway Company. 
Massachusetts Real Estate Company. 
Needham Electric Company. 
Sheffield Light and Power Company. 
South Bay Improvement Company. 
South Berkshire Independent Telephone and Tele- 
graph Company. 
Sunderland Water Company. 

Vineyard Haven Electric Light and Power Company. 
Vineyard Haven Water Company. 
Western Union Telegraph Company. 
Weymouth Light and Power Company. 

The following corporations, reported to this department by the 
Commissioner of Corporations for delinquency in filing the cer- 
tificate of condition for 1904 and 1905, required by St. 1903, 
c. 437, §§ 45, 66, have been compelled, without the necessity of 
suit, to comply with the statute : — 

A. G-. Frothingham Company. 

A. H. Demond Company. 

Acetylene Engineering Company. 

Al Booston Publishing Company. 

Allen Machine Company. 

American Automatic Feed Water Regulator Company. 

American Bolt Company. 

American Camera Manufacturing Company. 

American Citizen Company. 

American Department Store Company. 

American Gymnasia Company. 

American Horse Remedy and Food company. 

American Mica Company. 

American Parents Educational Association. 

American Safety Blasting Shield Company. 

American Sight-seeing Car and Coach Company. 

Applied Device Company. 

Arthur C. Harvey Company. 

Ashland Enameled Paper Company. 

Attleboro Falls Corporation. 



110 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan, 

B. & A. D. Fessenden Company. 

B. F. Sturtevant Company. 
Ball Bearing Company. 

Bay State Distilling Company. 

Bay State Dredging Company. 

Bay State Thread Works. 

Beacon Publishing Company. 

Bedford Clothing Company. 

Belmont Coal Company. 

Biddle & Smart Company. 

Block Plant Electric Light Company. 

Bon Ton Millinery Company. 

Boston Car Wheel Company. 

Boston Cornice and Skylight Company. 

Boston Electric Company. 

Boston Journal of Commerce Publishing Company. 

Boston Leather Trimming Company. 

Boston Motor Carriage Company. 

Boston Times Company. 

Bra Lea Live Stock Company. 

Bridgewater Electric Company. 

Bridgewaters Water Company. 

Brownville Maine Slate Company. 

Burnett Paint Company. 

Burton E. Xoble Company. 

Bush & Witherspoon Company. 

C. C. Farwell Company. 
CO. Sweet & Son Company. 
C. W. Enssell Company. 
Carlow & Putnam Company. 
Carriage Wheel and Gear Company. 
Chandler Company. 

Charles A. Snow Company. 

Charles P. Kerans Company. 

Chester Goodale Marble Company. 

Collins & Fairbanks Company. 

Colonial Match Company. 

Complete Carriage Nut Company. 

Conanicut Mills. 

Consumers Coal Company. 

Coolidge Dry Air Refrigerating Company. 

Cooper-Adams Company. 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. Ill 

Cornell Stocking Corporation. 
Counsellors' Corporation Company. 
Crawford Printing Company. 
Crescent Hat Company. 
Crescent Worsted Company. 
Criterion Knitting Company. 
Crocker Drug Company. 
Cutter Tower Company. 

D. H. Cornell Packing Company. 
D'Arcy & Sons Company. 
Danvers Centre Building Association. 
De Conde Manufacturing Company. 
Delsarte Manufacturing and Supply Company. 
Draper Machine Tool Company. 

Durland Counter Company. 

E. B. Brown Beer Pump Company. 
Eagle Clothing Company. 

East Harwich Starch Company. 

East India Extract Company. 

Eastern Egg Company. 

Elizabeth Poole Mills. 

Essex Leather Company. 

Exhibition Hall Company. 

Fall Biver Steam and Gas Pipe Company. 

Felz-Goodman Company. 

Ferrofia Brazing Company. 

Fin DeCycle Back Company. 

Fisher-Churchill Company. 

Fitzpatrick Shoe Company. 

Fore Biver Company. 

Forebush Penmanship Company. 

Foster Manufacturing Company. 

Fowles Arlington Mills. 

Foxboro Foundry Company. 

Frank 0. Sanborn & Co., Incorporated. 

Frank Octo Company. 

Frank P. Bennett & Co., Incorporated. 

Fred Bueping Leather Corporation. 

Frederick J. Quinby Company. 

Frost Bemedy Company. 

Frye & Crawford Drug Company. 

Gardner Egg Carrier Company. 



112 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [J 



an, 



Gardner Theatre Company. 

Gauley Coal Land Company. 

George Whiting Woolen Company. 

General De Greasing Company. 

German American Printing Co-operative Association. 

Gilbreth Seam Face Granite Company. 

Globe Building and Loan Association. 

Greenwich Bleachery. 

Grout Brothers Automobile Company. 

H. R. Heinieke, Incorporated. 

Hallett & Davis Piano Company. 

Handicraft Shop. 

Harrison Brothers & Co., Incorporated. 

Hathaway & McKenzie Grain Company. 

Haverhill Dairy Depot, Co-operative. 

Haverhill Gas Light Company. 

Hendee Manufacturing Company. 

Henry M. Peyser Company. 

Henry W. Goodman Company. 

Hercules Tire Company. 

Holyoke Snath Company. 

Holyoke Yalve and Hydrant Company. 

Hooper Knitting Company. 

Ho} T le Lumbering Company. 

Hull & Boston Steamboat Company. 

Hunt Metal Corner Company. 

I. H. Brown Moulding Company. 

Indestructible Fence Post Company. 

Investor Publishing Company. 

J. H. Williams Wall Paper Company. 

J. L. Hammett Company. 

J. W. Terhune Shoe Company. 

James H. Jacobs Company. 

John Reardon & Sons Company. 

Kaplan & Finkbeiner Company. 

Keith Fender Company. 

Kern Burner Company. 

Koral Manufacturing Company. 

L. E. Knott Apparatus Company. 

L. J. Barwood Company. 

Lawrence Base Ball Association. 

Lawrence Market Company. 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 113 

Le Courier de Salem Publishing Compaq. 
Lee Hotel Company. 

Lucas Corundum Mining and Manufacturing Company. 
Lynn Hat Company. 
M. B. Spooner Company. 
Macdonald Company. 
Massachusetts Eeal Estate Company. 
McArthur Brothers Company. 
McKenna, Thomas, Wellington Coal Compaq. 
Massachusetts Street Bailway and Park Association. 
Massachusetts Electric Supplies Company. 
Mechanical Co-operative Company. 
Mechanical Improvement Company. 
Medfield Water Company. 

Middlesex Eeal Estate Association of Cambridge. 
Milford Quarry Company. 

Mollins Veterinary Eemedy and Food Company. 
Moore-Drop Forging Company. 
Moore, Nelson, Nickerson & Pride, Incorporated. 
Morris-Ireland Safe Company. 
Murphy Boot and Shoe Company. 
Mutual District Messenger Company of Boston. 
Nantucket Union Store. 
Narragansett Mining and Milling Company. 
National Poller Chafe Iron Company. 
New Bedford Extractor Company. 
New England Abrasive Company. 
New England & Savannah Steamship Company. 
New England Mica Company. 

New York, Newport & Providence Steamboat Com- 
pany. 
New Salem Co-operative Creamery Company. 
Newburyport Herald Company. 
Norcross Properties, Incorporated. 
Nute-Hallett Company, Incorporated. 
Occidental United Metal and Coal Company. 
Olds Motor Works. 
Osceola Manufacturing Company. 
Oxford Angora Goat Company. 
Oxford Box and Printing Company. 
P. & J. Besse Company. 
Page Chocolate Company. 



114 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Page Electric Company. 

Parsons Machinery Company. 

Patrick Gillon Company. 

Peabody Bottle Lock Company. 

Peoples Gas and Electric Company of Stoneham. 

Percy Rug Company. 

Pilgrim Fathers Hall Association. 

Place Box Company. 

Post Office Pharmacy, Incorporated. 

Pratt Manufacturing Company. 

Prentice Brothers Company. 

Proprietors of Woman's Journal. 

Puritan Carbonating Company. 

Puritan Telephone Company. 

Quinsigamond Lake Steamboat Company. 

R. H. Smith Manufacturing Company. 

Rafter Two Color Roller Company. 

Reed-Underhill Company. 

Rochdale Hall Company. 

Rocky Neck Marine Railway Company. 

Rose Cures Company. 

Rufus Crowell Company. 

S. C. Studley Company. 

Sanitary Road Machine Company of America. 

Selve}^-Wyckoff Company. 

Sheldon Brothers Company. 

Smith Warren Company. 

South Berkshire Independent Telephone and Telegraph 

Company. 
South Hadley Falls Electric Light Company. 
Springfield Coliseum Company. 
Springfield Construction Company. 
Springfield Co-operative Company. 
Springfield Elevator and Pump Company. 
Standard Chemical Company. 
Standard Game and Toy Company. 
Standard Light Company. 
Sterling Slipper Company. 
Swazy & Smith, Incorporated. 
Swett & Lewis Company. 
Talbot Dye Wood and Chemical Company. 



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Talbot Mills. 

Thatcher Manufacturing Company. 

Thorn Medicine Company. 

Thorndike Manufacturing Company. 

Torkelson Manufacturing Company. 

Traders Advertising Company. 

Train Smith Company. 

Tucker & Cook Manufacturing Company. 

Tucker Corporation. 

Tullock's Boston Dental Association. 

Union Paving Company. 

United States Brazing Compound Company. 

United States Security Company. 

United States Water Heater and Light Company. 

United Tack Company. 

Vacuum Cleaner Company. 

Victor Metals Company. 

Victoria Acetylene Company. 

Vineyard Grove Company. 

Vista Mining Company. 

W. S. Butler & Co., Incorporated. 

Wachusett Mills. 

Wakefield Rattan Company. 

Wanoosnoc Power Company. 

Weber Leather Company. 

Webster Electric Company. 

Wentworth Piano Company. 

Wesley House, Incorporated. 

Wharff Advertising Sign Company. 

White Hill Plantation Company. 

Whitman Manufacturing Company. 

Whitney Law Corporation. 

William A. Davis Company. 

William C. Norcross Company. 

Winchester Furniture Company. 

Winkley Engineering Company. 

Worcester Gazette Company. 

Worcester Wood and Lumber Company. 

Ye Quaint Company. 

Ziegler Apparatus Company. 



116 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

The following are corporations reported to this department 
by the Commissioner of Corporations for delinquency in filing 
the certificate of condition for 1905, required by St. 1903, c. 437, 
§§ 45, 66, upon which no action has been taken : — 

Aldrich Grocery and Provision Company. Enjoined 

on tax return. 
Alvan Clark & Sons Corporation. 
American Cash Benefit Company. 
American Promoting and Trustee Company. 
American Writing Machine Company. 
Art Metal Construction Company. 
Associated Stock Exchange of Boston. Enjoined on 
tax return. 

Auto Manufacturing Company. 

Automatic Electrical Fog Signal Company. Enjoined 
on tax return. 

Avery L. Rand Company. 

Bay Side Coal Company. 

Bicknell Home Building Company. 

Bliss Coal Company. 

Boston Baking Powder Company. 

Boston Blower Company. 

Boston Fire Despatch Company. 

Burrus Manufacturing Company. 

Chartered Corporation and Finance Company. En- 
joined on tax return. 

Colonial Corporation. 

Colonial Furniture Company. 

Consolidated Dental Manufacturing Company. 

Consolidated Law Cabinet. 

Cushman Press. 

Diana Braid Mills. 

Dinsmore Manufacturing Company. 

Eppens, Smith & Weemann Company. 

Eureka Platinum Company. Enjoined on tax return. 

Exposition Amusement Company. 

Fall River Bottlers Association. 

Federal Express Company. 

Florence Trading Company. 

Fred H. Lucas Carriage Company. 

Gas and Electric Protective Company. 



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George E. Marsh Company. 

Globe Tire Company. 

H. S. Johnson Company. 

Hallwood Cash Eegister Company. 

Hooper, Lewis & Co. 

Hub Publishing Company. 

J. H. Sears Company. 

J. J. Whittier & Co., Incorporated. 

James H. McClellan & Co., Incorporated. Enjoined 
on tax return. 

Locke Express Company. Enjoined on tax return. 

M. L. Hiller & Sons. 

M. E. Ward Company. 

Mackinnon Loomis Publishing Company. Enjoined 
on tax return. 

Massachusetts Exploitation and Securities Company. 

Merrill Manufacturing Company. 

Mt. Pleasant Quarry Company. 

N. P. Sackett Company. 

National Club Woman's Corporation. 

National Plunger Elevator Company. 

National Service Company. 

Nesmith Shoe Company. ! 

New England Co-operative Company. 

New England Electric Trades Association. 

New England Hotel Company. 

New England Land Company. Enjoined on tax re- 
turn. 

New England Manufacturing Company. Enjoined on 
tax return. 

Nickerson & Buchanan Company. 

Old South Print, Incorporated. 

P. W. Moore Company. Enjoined on tax return. 

Revere Steeplechase and Amusement Company. 

Robinson Tailoring Company. 

Robinson-Brockway Manufacturing Company. 

Roessler & Hasslacher Chemical Company. 

Royal Harness Dressing Company. 

Rubie Catering Company. Enjoined on tax return. 

Shawmut Paper Manufacturing Company. 

Smith Premier Typewriter Company. 

Solomon Drug Company. 



118 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

South Bay Transportation Company. 

Springfield Co-operative Union Laundry Company. 

Enjoined on tax return. 
Standard Indicator Company. 
Thomas O'Callaghan Company. 
Tres Hermanas Gold Mining Company. 
Union Desk Company. 

Union Waxed and Parchment Paper Company. 
United States Appraisal Company. 
United States Garbage Reduction Company. 
Vienna Baking Company. Enjoined on tax return. 
W. H. Blake Steam Pump Company. 
W. S. Rendle Company. 
Weber Leather Company. 
Winthrop Beach Hotel Company. Enjoined on tax 

return. 
Worcester Fire Appliance Company. Enjoined on tax 

return. 

The following foreign corporations, referred to this depart- 
ment by the Commissioner of Corporations for delinquency in 
filing their first papers, under St. 1903, c. 437, §§ 58, 60, have 
been compelled, without the necessity of a suit at law, to comply 
with the statute : — 

A. Klipstein & Co. 

American Finance and Securities Company. 

American Mother Company. 

Art Metal Construction Company. 

Bauton Automobile Company. 

Beacon Steam Laundry Company. 

Bemis Car Truck Company. 

Berwind-White Coal Mining Company. 

Boston & Amesbury Manufacturing Company. 

Boston Mines Company. 

Bowler Brothers, Limited. 

Cassela Color Company. 

Cherokee Tanning Extract Company. 

Cooley General Development Company. 

Cyphers Incubator Company. 

E. C. Manufacturing Company. 

E. W. Cole Shoe Company. 

Eclipse Oil Company. 

Emerson Manufacturing Company. 



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Farrington Manufacturing Company. 

Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. 

Franklin Mining Company. 

George W. Wise Company. 

Gold Hill & Iowa Groups Mines Company. 

H. G. Woolworth Company, Incorporated. 

J. W. Carter Shoe Company. 

John Stuart Company. 

Julian D'Este Company. 

Keeden Press Corporation. 

L. H. Beals & Son Company. 

Laflin & Rand Powder Company. 

Laurentian Asbestos and Mica Company. 

Maynard, Merrill & Co. 

Mechanics Loan Company of Wilmington, Del. 

Michigan Condensed Milk Company. 

Morse Coach Company. 

Neponset Rubber Company. 

Nesmith Shoe Company. 

New England Last Company. 

Newton Crane Gas Engine Company. 

Plomo Specialty Manufacturing Company. 

Prince, Collins & Marston. 

Racine Boat Manufacturing Company. 

Rosa Marie Sugar Company. 

Rutland Transit Company. 

Securities Corporation, Limited. 

Thomaston Face and Ornamental Brick Company. 

W. T. Eaton Company. 

Wells, Stone & Co. 

The following cases are of foreign corporations referred to 
this department by the Commissioner of Corporations for de- 
linquency in filing their first papers under St. 1903, c. 437, 
§§ 58, 60, upon which no action has been taken : — 

Great Western Manufacturing Company. 

H. F. Watson Company. 

Henry A. Kessell Company. 

New England Street Lamp and Supply Company. 

Pennsylvania Coal and Coke Company. 

United Last Company. 

Wilcox Manufacturing Company. 



120 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 



CASES ARISING IN THE PROBATE COURTS 

UNDER THE 

Collateral Inheritance Tax Act. 



Berkshire County. 

Allen, Bradford, estate of. Wm. R. Donaldson, trustee. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Freeman, Catherine A., estate of. David A. Russell, adminis- 
trator. Petition for postponement of time for payment of 
tax. Decree. 

Horton, Elvira P., estate of. John T. Horton et al., executors. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Peabody, Dorcas, estate of. Aubrey M. Pendleton, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Sheldon, Scebelia H., estate of. George M. Burr, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Bristol County. 

Bailey, James I., estate of. Erastus S. Bailey, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Bowen, Charles EL, estate of. George L. Cooke, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massa- 
chusetts. Decree. 

Braley, Annie E., estate of. Martin T. Braley, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Cole, Harriet E., estate of. William D. Sippell, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 



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Dunn, Philecta M., estate of. Bradley M. Sears, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Durfee, Amey B., estate of. Samuel S. Durfee, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massa- 
chusetts. Decree. 

Fisher, John, estate of. Kate L. Fisher, administratrix. Peti- 
tion for license to sell real estate in Massachusetts. Attor- 
ney-General waived right to be heard. 

Hart, Ephraim B., estate of. Eeuben A. Hart, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Hoffman, Elizabeth, estate of. Francis B. Hoffman, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Decree. 

McGoveran, Catherine, estate of. Mary Burke, executrix. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Manchester, Alexander G., estate of. Oscar C. Manchester, 
administrator. Petition for license to receive personal 
estate in Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to 
be heard. 

Mandell, Edward D., estate of. William W. Crapo, executor. 
Petition for instructions. Decree affirmed. 

Palmer, Eveline L., estate of. Edward S. Adams, executor. 
Petition for instructions. Decree. 

Slocum, Phoebe B., estate of. George F. Tucker et al., execu- 
tors. Petition for instructions. Decree. 

Taber, Susan S., estate of. Abraham Manchester, administra- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

White, Isaac G., estate of. Emerson F. Ash, executor. Petition 
for instructions. Decree. 

Essex County. 

Allen, Lillian H., estate of. John B. Ham, administrator. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Amory, Augustine H., estate of. Elizabeth T. Amory et ah, 
executors. Petition for postponement of time for payment 
of tax. Assented to petition. 

Atwoods, Elizabeth, estate of. Henrietta P. Wilcox, executrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate. Attorney- 
General waived right to be heard. 



122 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Barnes. Mary F., estate of. Arthur H. Hale, executor. Petition 
for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. At- 
torney-General waived right to be heard. 

Berry, Caroline E., estate of. Horace Berry, executor. Petition 
for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. At- 
torney-General waived right to be heard. 

Blodget, Henry, estate of. Henry Blodget, administrator. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Decree. 

Bradford, Emily M., estate of. Greenleaf K. Bartlett, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Broughton, Daniel S., estate of. John S. Rand, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Decree. 

Brown, John T., estate of. Jacob F. Brown, executor. Petition 
for instructions regarding collateral inheritance tax. Decree, 

Bumann, Frank, estate of. Frank Steger, administrator. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Burpee, Alantha L., estate of. Leonard Wellington, adminis- 
trator with the will annexed. Petition for license to re- 
ceive personal estate in Massachusetts. Attorney-General 
waived right to be heard. 

Buxton, George M., estate of. John L. Pressey, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massa- 
chusetts. Attorne}^General waived right to be heard. 

Case, Emma F., estate of. Julia E. Harger, executrix. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Chase, Susan W., estate of. Mariamne B. Comingo, administra- 
trix. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Cloutman, Ellen B., estate of. Frances Browne, executrix. 
Petition for postponement of time for payment of tax. 
Decree. 

Cochran, Martha J., estate of. John E. Cochran, administra- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massa- 
chusetts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Dana, Sarah W., estate of. Orrin Warren, administrator. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 



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Donovan, John P., estate of. Isabel S. Donovan et al., admin- 
istrators. Petition for license to receive personal estate in 
Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Drisko, Thomas A., estate of. Ealph B. Drisko, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Drown, Lucelia, estate of. George F. Drown, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Eastman, Morrill, estate of. Eosa Sherman, administratrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

English, Archibald, estate of. Harry E. Seaver, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massa- 
chusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Fogg, John H., estate of. John Warren Sanborn et al., execu- 
tors. Petition for license to receive personal estate in 
Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Gadoury, Joseph 0., estate of. Joseph 0. Gadoury, guardian. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Ham, Olive A., estate of. L. Jennie Cheney, executrix. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Haskins, Caroline W., estate of. William H. Haskins, execu- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Hilliard, Joseph C, estate of. George A. Wentworth et al, ex- 
ecutors. Petition for license to receive personal estate in 
Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Holliday, Caroline A., estate of. Martin T. Krueger, adminis- 
trator. Petition for license to receive personal estate in 
Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Howard, John, estate of. Henry A. Shute, executor. Petition 
for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. At- 
torney-General waived right to be heard. 

Howard, Lydia M., estate of. John H. Garvin, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Pending. 

Johnson, Enoch S., estate of. Anna L. Johnson et al., execu- 
tors. Petition for postponement of time for payment of 
inheritance tax. Assented to petition. 



124 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Kidder, Amos M., estate of. Edwin M. Bulkley et al., execu- 
tors. Petition for postponement of time for payment of 
tax. Assented to petition. 

Kimball, Martha E., estate of. J. Warren Sanborn, admin- 
istrator. Petition for license to receive personal estate in 
Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Kimball, Sarah M., estate of. John A. Colby, executor. Peti- 
tion for reappraisal. Frank E. Watson appointed appraiser. 

Knight, Clara E., estate of. James B. Knight, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massa- 
chusetts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Knight, Sarah L., estate of. Wellman W. Hatch, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Leavitt, Elizabeth S., estate of. John T. Leavitt, administra- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massa- 
chusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Libby, Jane, estate of. John C. Libby, executor. Petition for 
license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. At- 
torney-General waived right to be heard. 

Little, Phebe B., estate of. Carrie B. Sargent et al., executors. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Locke, Eben, estate of. Annie L. Thompson, administratrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Locke, Hannah S., estate of. Annie M. Locke, administratrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Locke, Mary, estate of. Thomas A. Brown, administrator. Pe- 
tition for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Mack, William, estate of. David Moore et al., executors. Peti- 
tion for instructions. Decree. 

Morton, Mary, estate of. Kate Reardon, executrix. Petition 
for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. At- 
torney-General waived right to be heard. 

Murphy, Cornelius, estate of. Dennis W. Murphy, administra- 
tor. Petition for instructions. Decree. 

Neal, Harriet, estate of. Florence L. Sargent, executrix. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 



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Nelson, Lnella B., estate of. Nathaniel M. Nelson, administra- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Nichols, George H., estate of. Moses G. Nichols et ah, execu- 
tors. Petition for postponement of time for payment of 
tax. Assented to petition. 

Nichols, Mary C, estate of. Frank 0. Woods, executor. Peti- 
tion for instructions. Pending. 

Ordway, Nelson, estate of. Henry C. Ordway, executor. Peti- 
tion for allowance of final account. Attorney-General 
waived right to be heard. 

Parker, Alice W., estate of. Nathaniel E. Martin, executor. Pe- 
tition for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Parker, Mabel G., estate of. Joseph Norris Parker, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Parsons, Janette, estate of. Sarah A. Thurston, executrix. Peti- 
tion for postponement of time for payment of tax. Pending. 

Pickering, Abbie A., estate of. Eben W. Jones, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Pierce, Mary H. H., estate of. John H. Bartlett et ah, execu- 
tors. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Praslee, Luther D., estate of. Grace B. Johnson et ah, execu- 
tors. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Pratt, Henry J., estate of. Sarah P. Pratt et ah, executors. 
Petition for postponement of time for payment of tax. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Prindall, David, estate of. John Cunningham, executor. Peti- 
tion for reappraisal. John L. Stanley appointed appraiser. 

Putnam, Harriet, estate of. Eobert H. Gardiner et ah, execu- 
tors. Petition for postponement of time for payment of 
tax. Assented to petition. 

Rockwell, Alfred P., estate of. George D. Coit et ah, adminis- 
trators. Petition for postponement of time for payment 
of tax. Assented to petition. 

Sanborn, J. Fred, estate of. Emma Sanborn, administratrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massa- 
chusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 



126 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Sargent, William F., estate of. James H. Tolles, administra- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Smith, Anna C, estate of. George S. Thompson, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Smith, Beverly, estate of. James A. Smith et al., administra- 
tors. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Spring, Annie E., estate of. Frank L. Pierce et al., executors. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Spring, Henry M., estate of. Frank S. Pierce, administrator 
with the will annexed. Petition for license to receive per- 
sonal estate in Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived 
right to be heard. 

Stanton, Levi W., estate of. Mary S. Boutwell, administratrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massa- 
chusetts. Pending. 

Stinson, James L., estate of. James E. Stinson, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Thing, Seth, estate of. Caroline M. Thing, executrix. Petition 
for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. At- 
torney-General waived right to be heard. 

Towne, Joseph H., estate of. Rosina C. Towne, executrix. 
Petition for instructions. Pending. 

Upton, Ebenezer P., estate of. Charles P. Upton, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Pending. 

Wallace, Ellen B., estate of. Everett W. Wallace, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

White, William K., estate of. Hannah M. W. Merrill, adminis- 
tratrix. Petition for license to receive personal estate in 
Massachusetts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Wiley, Warren W., estate of. Alzina L. Wiley, executrix. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Wood, Sally, estate of. Frank H. Wood, executor. Petition 
for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. At- 
torney-General waived right to be heard. 



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Franklin County. 
Bardwell, Elizabeth M., estate of. Mary H. Bardwell, petitioner. 

Petition for appraisal and payment of tax nnder B. L., 

c. 15. Joseph W. Stevens appointed appraiser. 
Hall, Elizabeth J. H., estate of. George E. Taylor, executor. 

Petition for instructions. Pending. 
Mattoon, John L., estate of. Charles H. Green et al., executors. 

Petition for instructions. Pending. 
Bead, Edwin J., estate of. George A. Bead, administrator. 

Petition for allowance of final account. Pending. 

Hampden County. 

Austine, William, estate of. Howard M. Eustis, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Barney, Charlotte Lucy, estate of. John L. Barney, adminis- 
trator with the will annexed. Petition for license to receive 
personal estate in Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived 
right to be heard. 

Barney, Elizabeth B., estate of. John L. Barney, administra- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Carline, John, estate of. J. F. Gallivan, administrator. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Cooley, Francis B., estate of. Francis B. Cooley et al., execu- 
tors. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Crockett, Sara L., estate of. H. L. Harding et al., executors. 
Petition of Treasurer and Beceiver-General to collect tax 
on said estate. Pending. 

Cunningham, Patrick, estate of. Thos. J. Gaffney, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Davis, Samuel A., estate of. Franklin C. Davis, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Judd, Hophni, estate of. Allen I. Ormsbee, executor. Petition 
for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. At- 
torney-General waived right to be heard. 



128 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

McCarthy, Enna A., estate of. John H. McCarthy, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Noble, William, estate of. Sarah J. Noble, executrix. Petition 
for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. At- 
tornejr-General waived right to be heard. 

Page, Smith W., estate of. Ernest H. Howe, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to sell personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Peabody, Sarah Fisk, estate of. John E. Keith, executor. Peti- 
tion for instructions. Pending. 

Quinn, Nora, estate of. Mary H. Murray, executrix. Petition 
for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. At- 
torney-General waived right to be heard. 

Snow, Elmira L., estate of. Minnie J. Snow, executrix. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Titus, Andrew, estate of. Stephen C. Downs, trustee. Peti- 
tion for discharge of lien on real estate. Assented to peti- 
tion. 

Viets, Levi C, estate of. State Bank of Hartford, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Hampshire County. 

Fish, Charlotte M., estate of. William H. Davis, executor. Pe- 
tition for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Ladd, Abbie C, estate of. Minnie L. Nash, administratrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Mansfield, Hannah F., estate of. Josiah W. Levy, administra- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Middlesex County. 

Adams, Henry W., estate of. Nancy J. Adams, executrix. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Decree. 

Averill, Manna B., estate of. Jennie C. Averill, administratrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massa- 
chusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 



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Bacon, Ann, estate of. Charles E. Fay, executor. Petition for 
reappraisal. Harvey N". Shepard appointed appraiser. 

Badger, Benjamin E., estate of. William E. Badger et dl., 
executors. Petition for license to receive personal estate 
in Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be 
heard. 

Bickford, Mary C, estate of. Eliza Ann Bedell, executrix. Pe- 
tition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Bingham, Fred W., estate of. Fred W. Bingham, Jr., adminis- 
trator. Petition for license to receive personal estate in 
Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Bowen, Oliver, estate of. Judson E. Hall, administrator. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Bullard, Sophia P., estate of. George B. French, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Burke, Mary, estate of. William P. Sweeney, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Butler, Celia A., estate of. John F. Butler, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Butterfield, Jane 1ST., estate of. Joseph A. Butterfield, admin- 
istrator. Petition for license to receive personal estate in 
Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Cameron, Jean, estate of. Duncan Cameron, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Campbell, Jane, estate of. Eobert B. Campbell, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Campbell, Eebecca Ann, estate of. Charles F. Smith, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Decree. 

Carlton, Eliza, estate of. Clarence L. Coggin, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Casler, Margaret M., estate of. William P. Casler, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 



130 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Choate, Charles, estate of. Isaac Sprague, trustee. Petition for 
instructions regarding distribution of funds and payment 
of inheritance tax. Pending. 

Crabtree, Maria L., estate of. Alfred B. Crabtree et al., execu- 
tors. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Crafts, Samuel, estate of. John M. Scribner, executor. Petition 
for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. At- 
torney-General waived right to be heard. 

Currier, Lorenzo W., estate of. John P. Currier, administra- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Dadmun, Hannah, estate of. Elizabeth Wilson, executrix. Pe- 
tition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Davis, Elizabeth S., estate of. Harry A. Brown, administrator. 
Petition for postponement of time for payment of tax. 
Assented to petition. 

Davis, Sarah, estate of. Clarence R. Russell, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Diman, Emily S., estate of. Emily Diman, administratrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Dunn, Anson W., estate of. Henry H. Amsden, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Emerson, Enoch D., estate of. Herbert H. Cushman, admin- 
istrator. Petition for license to receive personal estate in 
Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Emerson, Nancy S., estate of. Samuel L. Prescott, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Enman, John Kestle, estate of. John T. Enman, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Earr, Betsey M., estate of. Warren G. Chase, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Decree. 

Eellows, Mary F., estate of. Oscar F. Landers, guardian. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 



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Ferrin, Levi E., estate of. Almeda F. Ferrin, administratrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Foster, Dorothy, estate of. Elwin C. Foster, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Pending. 

Furber, Daniel L., estate of. Eobert E. Bishop, executor. Peti- 
tion for postponement of time for payment of tax. Attor- 
ney-General waived right to be heard. 

Gilman, Elisha C, estate of. James S. Wright, administrator 
with the will annexed. Petition for license to receive per- 
sonal estate in Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived 
right to be heard. 

Goodhue, Phebe W., estate of. George W. Goodhue, administra- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Hall, Lucy M., estate of. George C. Hall, administrator. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Harrington, George, estate of. Charles T. Greene, administra- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Harrington, Mary E., estate of. Charles T. Greene, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Harvey, Julia S., estate of. Bezar B. Harvey, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Herrick, Lucy A., estate of. George L. Herrick, administra- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Herrick, Walter L., estate of. George L. Herrick, administra- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Hoar, Calvin A., estate of. Harry A. Crawford, trustee. Peti- 
tion for instructions. Decree. 

Holsten, Harmon K., estate of. John K. Holsten, administra- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Kendall, John H., estate of. Frank B. Melkins, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Pending. 



132 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Kimball, Sarah M., estate of. Justus Dartt, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

King, Josephine M., estate of. Jacob Snare, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Lenogh, Bridget, estate of. Peter M. Lenogh, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Martin, Webster Warner, estate of. Wesley T. Lee, executor. 
Petition for instructions. Pending. 

McHugh, Thomas, estate of. Catherine Duggan, administratrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Morse, Augusta Maria, estate of. Abby Ann Higgins et al., ex- 
ecutors. Petition for reappraisal. Frederick Bancroft ap- 
pointed appraiser. 

Morse, Calvin, estate of. Frank F. Gerry, trustee. Petition for 
instructions regarding inheritance tax. Pending. 

Page, Charles H., estate of. Nellie M. Page, executrix. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Page, Mary C, estate of. A. C. Tupper, administrator. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Paine, Jeannie W., estate of. E. D. Weston-Smith, executor. 
Petition for instructions. Decree. 

Palfrey, Anna L., estate of. John C. Palfrey, executor. Peti- 
tion for postponement of time for payment of tax. As- 
sented to petition. 

Parmenter, Mary Elizabeth, estate of. Hattie May Parmenter, 
executrix. Petition for license to receive personal estate in 
Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Pierce, Hannah M., estate of. Helen E. Hood, executrix. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Pierce, Joseph Frank, estate of. Frank L. Bartlett, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Price, Henry W., estate of. Emma M. Price, executrix. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 



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Richardson, Chandler R., estate of. Augustus E. Scott, execu- 
tor. Petition for instructions. Decree. 

Sargent, Franklin W., estate of. Harriet E. Sargent, executrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Shanley, Hester E., estate of. James H. Macomber, administra- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Decree. 

Shepard, Andrew N., estate of. Harry A. Shepard et ah, execu- 
tors. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Skinner, George B., estate of. Katherine C. Skinner, executrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Smith, Granville, estate of. Newton W. Smith, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Swett, Emily J., estate of. G. Frank Homans, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Tower, William A., estate of. Albert Boyden et ah, executors. 
Petition for postponement of time for payment of tax. 
Assented to petition. 

Townsend, Lydia A., estate of. Benjamin F. Ellis, administra- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Trow, Sarah M. Page, estate of. Harry E. Dow, administrator. 
Petition for instructions. Pending. 

Tucker, George W., estate of. John E. French, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Decree. 

Wakefield, Angeline E., estate of. Otto C. Scales, administrator. 
Petition for instructions. Pending. 

Walker, Mary Sophia, estate of. E. Rollins Morse, executor. 
Petition for postponement of time for payment of tax. 
Assented to petition. 

Walker, Mary Sophia, estate of. E. Rollins Morse, executor. 
Petition for instructions. Decree. 

Warner, Harlan Page, estate of. Carmillus T. Warner, adminis- 
trator. Petition for license to receive personal estate in 
Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be 
heard. 



134 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Warren, William, estate of. Edwin Hart, administrator. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Wellington, Ellen M., estate of. Kate E. Hazen, executor. Peti- 
tion for instructions. Pending. 

Welts, Eliza, estate of. Charles F. Chandler, guardian. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Went worth, Mehi table, estate of. Samuel Kingsbury, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Whitehouse, Jonathan C, estate of. Rebecca A. Spear, adminis- 
tratrix. Petition for license to receive personal estate in 
Massachusetts. Pending. 

Whitney, Helen H., estate of. John S. Whitney, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Wood, Marcella M., estate of. Lyman M. Wood, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Woodbury, Rachael P., estate of. Will A. Woodbury et ah, ex- 
ecutors. Petition for license to receive personal estate in 
Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Woodman, Mary A., estate of. Charles H. Holt et ah, executors. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Norfolk County. 

Chick, Sawin P., estate of. Georgia A. Chick et ah, executors. 
Petition for postponement. Assented to petition. 

Daley, Eliza A., estate of. Ellen Killoran, administrator with 
the will annexed. Petition for license to receive personal 
estate in Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to 
be heard. 

French, Amos W., estate of. F. T. Johnson, executor. Peti- 
tion for reappraisal. Stephen A. Drew appointed appraiser. 

French^ Sarah E., estate of. Mary F. Parter et ah, adminis- 
trators. Petition for extension of time for payment of tax. 
Assented to petition. 

Gilbert, Horatio J., estate of. James P. Stearns et ah, trustees. 
Petition for discharge of lien on real estate. Assented to 
petition. 



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Gilbert, Horatio J., estate of. James P. Stearns et al., executors. 
Petition for postponement of time for payment of tax. 
Assented to petition. 

Hayward, Mary B., estate of. Mary H. Cunningham et al., 
petitioners. Petition for discharge of lien on real estate in 
Massachusetts. Assented to petition. 

Kittredge, Jeremiah C., estate of. Martha A. Kittredge et al., 
trustees. Petition for discharge of lien on real estate. As- 
sented to petition. 

Lowe, John M., estate of. Ealph F. Lowe, administrator. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

O'Connell, Margaret, estate of. Mary O'Sullivan et ah, execu- 
trices. Petition for license to receive personal estate in 
Massachusetts. Decree. 

Stafford, Harriet K. P., estate of. Eliot N. Jones, executor. 
Petition for postponement of time for payment of tax. 
Assented to petition. 

White, William A., estate of. William H. Torrey, executor. 
Petition for postponement of time for payment of tax. 
Assented to petition. 

Wilder, Mary E., estate of. Bernard Eogers, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Plymouth County. 

Josselyn, Eli E., estate of. John Latimer, executor. Petition 
for leave to settle tax for specified sum. Assented to peti- 
tion. 

Oehme, Ferdinand G., estate of. Clara K. Oehme, executrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Pending. 

Perry, Edward Y., estate of. Morrill A. Phillips et al., execu- 
tors. Petition for instructions. Pending. 

Suffolk County. 

Anthony, Bertha, estate of. Frederick D. Kunells, administra- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Appleton, Frank D., estate of. Samuel W. Holman, administra- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 



136 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Bailey, Ann H., estate of. Frederick W. Sewall et al., executors. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Pending. 

Bailey, Harriet, estate of. John Smith, executor. Petition for 
license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. Pending. 

Bailey, S. Maria, estate of. John J. Murphy, executor. Petition 
for reappraisal. John J. Conroy appointed appraiser. 

Barker, Elizabeth, estate of. Erastus P. Allen, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Barron, Minnie M., estate of. Joseph H. Rousseau, administra- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Binney, Hibbert, estate of. George C. Cosier et al., executors. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Boyd, John Scott, estate of. J. Scott Boyd, Jr., et als., executors. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Bullock, Sarah J., estate of. Anna E. B. Anthony, administra- 
trix. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Burpee, Sarah J., estate of. Richard Gorham Dummer, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Caldwell, George W., estate of. Alice Storer et al., administra- 
tors. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Cameron, Christy, estate of. Alexander P. Cameron, administra- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Canney, Forrest A., estate of. Mary E. Page, administratrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Capen, Edward A., estate of. Edward W. Capen et al., executors. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Carleton, Hannah Augusta, estate of. Margaret P. Norcross, 
executrix. Petition for instructions. Pending. 

Clapp, Nathan Bowditch, estate of. Martha C. Bowditch, admin- 
istratrix. Petition for reappraisal. Delano Wright ap- 
pointed appraiser. 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 137 

Clarke, Jane A., estate of. Marion H. Clarke et ah, executors. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Coates, Sarah T., estate of. William E. Stokes, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Codman, Maria P., estate of. Eobert M. Morse et ah, executors. 
Petition for instructions to determine the amount of the 
collateral legacy tax. Decree. 

Coe, Henry S., estate of. Alfred H. Augur, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Colburn, Eobert M., estate of. James E. White, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Colby, George E., estate of. Almira E. Colby, executrix. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Conner, Vranna A., estate of. Arthur H. Chase, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Pending. 

Davis, Benjamin N., estate of. Lizzie A. B. Davis, executrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Davis, James C, estate of. Francis C. Welch et ah, executors. 
Petition to extend time for payment of tax. Assented to 
petition. 

Davis, William A., estate of. E. Holmes Boyd, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Decombes, Emilie E., estate of. Emilie Decombes, executrix. 
Petition for postponement of time for payment of tax. 
Assented to postponement. 

Doyle, Thomas, estate of. Eliza Carroll, administratrix. Peti- 
tion for reappraisal. Wilfred Bolster appointed appraiser. 

Drinkwater, Hannah E., estate of. Augustus Pease, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Dunlop, Nancy, estate of. Helen Gore et ah, executors. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorne}'-General waived right to be heard. 



138 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Ellsworth, Eva, estate of. Charles Ellsworth, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to he heard. 

Ely, John T., estate of. Calvin Reeves, administrator. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Farnham, Samuel, estate of. Frank C. Farnham, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Fawcett, Joseph, estate of. Mason A. Carpenter, special admin- 
istrator. Petition for license to receive personal estate in 
Massachusetts. Pending. 

Fawcett, Joseph, estate of. Mason A. Carpenter, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Flint, David B., estate of. Almena J. Flint et als., trustees. 
Petition for extension of time for payment of tax. Decree. 

Flint, David B., estate of. Almena J. Flint et al. } trustees. Peti- 
tion for discharge of lien on real estate in Massachusetts. 
Assented to petition. 

Fox, Isabel W., estate of. Mary T. Fox, executrix. Petition for 
license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. Attor- 
ney-General waived right to be heard. 

Garve} r , Eichard, estate of. Francis J. Horgan, executor. Peti- 
tion for instructions. Petition dismissed. 

Garve}', Richard, estate of. Francis J. Horgan, executor. Peti- 
tion for instructions. Pending. 

Getchell, Addison, estate of. Charles F. Dolan, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Goodwin, Martha R., estate of. John Kimball, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Gorham, Frank W., estate of. Sophia A. Gorham, administra- 
trix. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Green, Arnold, estate of. Theodore Francis Green, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Hall, Susan P. S., estate of. James A. Spalding, et ah, execu- 
tors. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attornev-General waived right to be heard. 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 139 

Hart, Susanna M., estate of. Lydia J. Segee, petitioner. Peti- 
tion for instructions. Decree. 

Hatch, John, estate of. John K. Hatch, administrator. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Heath, Charles F., estate of. Clara A. Heath, executrix. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Herrick, Susan E., estate of. Chas. A. Harris, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. License issued. 

Hill, Sara Eawson, estate of. Frank H. Piatt, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Hoskins, Charles C, estate of. Ehode Island Hospital Trust 
Company, executor. Petition for license to receive personal 
estate in Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to 
be heard. 

Hotchkiss, Nathaniel S., estate of. Louise Thorndike Goodno, 
executrix. Petition for license to receive personal estate 
in Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be 
heard. 

Houghton, Henry L., estate of. John E. Houghton et al., exec- 
utors. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Howe, Irving A., estate of. D. J. Lord, administrator. Petition 
of Treasurer and Eeceiver-General for payment of tax on 
certain legacies. Pending. 

Hunt, Joan C, estate of. Gilman Greenough, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Johnson, Daniel G., estate of. Greenleaf Pierce, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Jones, Alba C, estate of. Elmer E. Jones, administrator. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Jones, Thomas K., estate of. John Harper, executor. Petition 
for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. At- 
torney-General waived right to be heard. 

Jones, William, estate of. Fred E. Jones, petitioner. Petition 
for reappraisal. James V. Devine appointed appraiser. 



140 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Kimball, Isabel D., estate of. George H. H. Butler et al., execu- 
tors. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Kirk, John Foster, estate of. Sophia Kirk, executrix. Petition 
for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. At- 
torney-General waived right to be heard. 

Ladd, Lydia W., estate of. Daniel W. Ladd et al., executors. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Learned, William L., estate of. Katherine D. W. Learned et al... 
executors. Petition for license to receive personal estate in 
Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Lerned, Lucy A., estate of. James Minot, executor. Petition 
for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. At- 
torney-General waived right to be heard. 

Lind, Carl R., estate of. John M. Lind, administrator. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Long, Mary 0., estate of. Mary L. Gilman, executrix. Petition 
for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. At- 
torney-General waived right to be heard. 

Lufkin, Hezekiah T., estate of. Hannah W. Lufkin, administra- 
trix. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Mclntire, Joseph, estate of. George R. Blinn et al., administra- 
tors. Petition for postponement of time for payment of tax. 
Assented to petition. 

Mackintosh, Mary, estate of. Henry George Allen et al., trus- 
tees. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

McRuer, Elizabeth P., estate of. Ethel Lincoln, petitioner. Pe- 
tition for reappraisal. Herbert Clark appointed appraiser. 

Mann, Harriet L., estate of. Ella Frances Guild et al., execu- 
tors. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Martin, Ella P., estate of. Charles H. Crump, administrator. 
Petition for instructions. Decree. 

Martin, Margaret L., estate of. Julius C. Tibbetts, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Meredith, Mary E., estate of. Elizabeth L. Tappan, executrix. 
Petition for postponement of time for payment of tax. 
Pending. 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 141 

Millett, Joseph S., estate of. J. Archer Millett et ah, executors. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Moody, Andrew, estate of. John K. Lord et dl., trustees. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Morrill, Antoinette, estate of. William P. Fiske, executor. Pe- 
tition for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Pending. 

Moulton, Enoch W., estate of. Joseph S. Weeks, administra- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Newgent, Susan E., estate of. Henry A. King, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Page, Smith W., estate of. Ernest H. Howe, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Paine, Joseph P., estate of. Timothy Smith, executor. Peti- 
tion for reappraisal. Charles Gaston Smith appointed ap- 
praiser. 

Patten, Moses, estate of. Lydia S. Patten, executrix. Petition 
for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. At- 
torney-General waived right to be heard. 

Peabody, Dorcas, estate of. Aubrey M. Pendleton, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Pearson, Edmund, estate of. Lillian W. Williams, administra- 
trix. Petition for postponement of time for payment of 
tax. Assented to petition. 

Pearson, Maria J., estate of. Eugene Bryan, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Penhallow, Ellen M., estate of. John S. Eand, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Perry, John Cranston, estate of. William S. Perry, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Phillips, Lydia A., estate of. Albert W. Leighton, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 



142 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Pickering, John J., estate of. Calvin Page et ah, executors. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Pierce, Mary F., estate of. Mary W. Holmes et ah, executors. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. License granted. 

Pike, Lucy Helen, estate of. John J. Pike, administrator. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Plummer, Hiram T., estate of. Charles B. Bryant et ah, exec- 
utors. Petition for license to receive personal estate in 
Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Potter, Julia R. W., estate of. Sarah L. Wood, administratrix, 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Purmort, Hannah C, estate of. Bernice L. Day, executrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Putnam, Emeline, estate of. Mary A. Black et ah, executors. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Roberts, Perley, estate of. Rosie V. Roberts, administratrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Robinson, Nathan D., estate of. James Sumner Draper, peti- 
tioner. Petition for discharge of lien on real estate under 
R. L., c. 15. Assented to petition. 

Rogers, Henry A., estate of. Arthur Rogers et ah, trustees. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Rogers, Susan Elizabeth, estate of. Arthur Rogers et ah, trus- 
tees. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Sanborn, John Collins, estate of. Ruth Grace Bartlett, execu- 
trix. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Sanborn, Sarah E., estate of. Jennett W. Lowe, executrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Sherman, Oliver G., estate of. Ruel Robinson, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 



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Smith, Sadie A., estate of. John S. Patton, trustee. Petition 
for postponement of time for payment of tax. Assented to 
petition. 

Spillane, Daniel, estate of. Mary Spillane, administratrix. Peti- 
tion for license to receive legacy under will of John Nason. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Sprague, Elizabeth R., estate of. Arthur Lyman, executor. Pe- 
tition for postponement of time for payment of tax. As- 
sented to petition. 

Sprague, Mary H., estate of. Oliver S. Stowell, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Stevens, Elizabeth W., estate of. Daniel Hall et al., executors. 
Petition for instructions. Pending. 

Stone, Nathan, estate of. Amos J. Blake, administrator. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Strong, Nancy G., estate of. Nina R. Tibbetts, administratrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Taylor, Fred L., estate of. Otis S. Brown, administrator. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts, 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Tenney, Elizabeth S., estate of. John E. Tenney, administra- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Teschemacher, Henry Frederick, estate of. Frederick M. Picker- 
ing, executor. Petition for license to receive personal estate 
in Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Thayer, Alice J. Wheatley, estate of. Hannibal P. Wheatley, 
executor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in 
Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Thompson, Nathaniel E., estate of. Washington Loan and Trust 
Company, executor. Petition for license to receive personal 
estate in Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right 
to be heard. 

Titcomb, Edward M., estate of. Laura A. Titcomb, administra- 
trix. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Townsend, Henry H., estate of. John E. Townsend et al., exec- 
utors. Petition for license to receive personal estate in 
Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 



144 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Tuckerman, Charles S., estate of. Leverett S. Tuckernian, ex- 
ecutor. Petition for extension of time for payment of tax. 
Pending. 

Tufts, Samuel T., estate of. Melinda D. Farmer, petitioner. 
Petition for reappraisal. Arthur P. Stone appointed ap- 
praiser. 

Tuttle, Lucy M., estate of. Charles Whitcomb Tuttle, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. A ttorne} r - General waived right to be heard. 

Van Meeteren, Frederik Willem Westerouen, estate of. Wil- 
helmina Elisabeth Westerouen van Meeteren, executrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Vinton, Eleanor, estate of. Treasurer and Receiver-General, 
petitioner. Petition for reappraisal. Alfred Bowditch, Au- 
gustus P. Loring and Charles S. Rackemann appointed ap- 
praisers. 

Vinyals, Manuel Mariateguiy, estate of. La Duqyesa de Monte- 
leon, executrix. Petition for license to receive personal 
estate in Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to 
be heard. 

Watkins, Mary E., estate of. Emma C. Bailey, executrix. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Watts, Albert F., estate of. Ella W. Dunn, administratrix. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Weare, Julia M., estate of. Chas. W. Tapley et al., executors. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Weeks, Martha A., estate of. Phil. C. Weeks, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Welch, Mary E., estate of. Mary R. Welsh, executrix. Petition 
for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. At- 
torney-General waived right to be heard. 

Whittemore, George A., estate of. Augusta J. Whittemore, exec- 
utrix. Petition for license to receive personal estate in 
Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Whitwell, Samuel Horatio, estate of. Frederick A. Whitwell 
et al., executors. Petition for discharge of lien on real 
estate in Massachusetts. Assented to petition. 



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Willard, Elisha W., estate of. Ehode Island Hospital Trust 
Company, executor. Petition for license to receive per- 
sonal estate in Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived 
right to be heard. 

Williams, Jonas, estate of. Harriet W. Winslow, executrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Wilson, Anna Bell, estate of. Mary Bell Willson, administratrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorne}r-General waived right to be heard. 

Wingate, Eliza W., estate of. Livingston Cushing, executor. 
Petition for reappraisal. George B. Elliott, Stanley M. 
Bolster and Albert H. Chamberlain appointed appraisers. 

Wingate, Eliza W., estate of. Livingston Cushing, executor. 
Petition for extension of time for payment of tax. Pend- 
ing. 

Woodman, Clara A., estate of. Charles I. Woodman, administra- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Worcester, Edwin D., estate of. Edwin D. Worcester, Jr., exec- 
utor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Zeigler, Peter, estate of. Theodore H. Tyndale, public adminis- 
trator. Petition for instructions. Decree. 

Worcester County. 

Baker, Elmer E., estate of. Minnie A. Ehoads, administratrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Bigelow, Charles D., estate of. Frances H. Bigelow, executrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Blaisdell, Sophia P., estate of. Charles E. Johnson, executor. 
Petition for reappraisal. H. G. Otis appointed appraiser. 

Blanchard, Sarah E., estate of. Emma L. Tucker, administra- 
trix. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Pending. 

Bradley, Alice M., estate of. Sarah A. Bradley, administratrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Bugbee, Ann M., estate of. T. H. Gage, Jr., et al., executors. 
Petition for instructions. Decree. 



146 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Burt, Alonzo, estate of. Harry B. Hurd, administrator. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Buswell, Thomas, estate of. Herbert E. Wetherbee, administra- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Caldwell, Mabelle K., estate of. George W. Caldwell, adminis- 
trator. Petition for license to receive personal estate in 
Massachusetts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Canfield, Penelope S., estate of. Waldo Lincoln, executor. Peti- 
tion for instructions. Pending. 

Clapp, Maggie L., estate of. Oak Park Trust and Savings 
Bank, administrator. Petition for license to receive per- 
sonal estate in Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived 
right to be heard. 

Clifford, Amarilla A., estate of. William H. Clifford, admin- 
istrator. Petition for license to receive personal estate 
in Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be 
heard. 

Cobb, Louisa, estate of. Jacob 0. Rich, administrator. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Colburn, Newton W., estate of. Sarah L. Colburn, executrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Colony, Frances M., estate of. Fred E. Barrett, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Cote, Marie C, estate of. Frank Cote, executor. Petition for 
license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. Attor- 
ney-General waived right to be heard. 

Cotton, Ellen M., estate of. Mary E. Cotton, administratrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Cummings, Mary A., estate of. Henry Cummings, administra- 
tor. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Cutler, Clifford 1ST., estate of. Abbie M. Heald, executrix. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Darling, Ella G., estate of. Engren W. Darling, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 



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Dean, Charlotte N., estate of. James L. Dean, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Dean, Nancy B., estate of. David Aldrich, administrator. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Downs, Mary J., estate of. Alex. H. Downs, administrator. Pe- 
tition for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Emory, Eliza, estate of. Warren W. Emory, administrator with 
the will annexed. Petition for license to receive personal 
estate in Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to 
be heard. 

Field, Anna E. D., estate of. Wynant Vanderpool, executor. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Fife, Lizzie JL, estate of. Arthur F. Fife, administrator. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Fox, Catherine, estate of. Perley E. Fox, executor. Petition 
for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. At- 
torney-General waived right to be heard. 

Garnsey, Fred H., estate of. Julia A. Garnsey, administratrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Gleason, Susan A., estate of. Clark C. Streeter, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Goldberg, Louis, estate of. Julius Marah, administrator. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Hall, Harriet J., estate of. Lewellyn J. Storrs, executor. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Hall, Levi A., estate of. Lewellyn J. Storrs, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Haven, William C, estate of. Lucy E, Haven, executrix. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Hewett, Edwin C, estate of. Helen E. Hewett, administratrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 



148 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Hodgman, Susan A., estate of. Wesley P. Hodgman, admin- 
istrator. Petition for license to receive personal estate 
in Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be 
heard. 

Kelsey, Israel A., estate of. Elizabeth L. Kelsey, administra- 
trix. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Lamed, Cynthia, estate of. Maria A. Wakefield, petitioner. 
Petition for reappraisal. H. G. Otis appointed appraiser. 

Leete, Lucy M., estate of. Calvin M. Leete, administrator. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Lord, Dorcas K., estate of. Edgar B. Lord, administrator. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Lyman, Nathan G., estate of. Albert S. Howe, administrator 
with the will annexed. Petition for license to receive per- 
sonal estate in Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived 
right to be heard. 

Newell, Harriet S., estate of. Stanley F. Newell, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Owen, Job, estate of. Robert B. Hawkins, executor. Petition 
for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. At- 
torney-General waived right to be heard. 

Peterson, Mary W., estate of. Emily M. Peterson, administra- 
trix. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Plumb, Phebe E., estate of. Mamie E. Tower, administratrix. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Ripley, Emily B., estate of. A. George Bullock, executor. Peti- 
tion for instructions. Attorney-General waived right to 
be heard. 

Sage, Cynthia J., estate of. James D. Rice, executor. Petition 
for instructions. Pending. 

Smith, Moses B., estate of. Charles H. Thorndike et ah, execu- 
tors. Petition for license to receive personal estate in Mas- 
sachusetts. Attorney- General waived right to be heard. 

Smith, Sarah M., estate of. Edwin W. Smith, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 



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Smytherman, Charles F., estate of. Sarah J. Smytherman, ad- 
ministratrix. Petition for license to receive personal estate 
in Massachusetts. Attorney- General waived right to be 
heard. 

Steere, Narcissa, estate of. William J. Tracy, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Stone, Amos B., estate of. Almira H. Stone, executrix. Peti- 
tion for license to receive personal estate in Massachusetts. 
Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Thrasher, Hollis, estate of. Homer Thrasher, administrator 
with the will annexed. Petition for license to receive per- 
sonal estate in Massachusetts. Attorney-General waived 
right to be heard. 

Weeks, George W., estate of. George P. Taylor et al., executors. 
Petition for postponement of time for payment of tax. 
Decree. 

White, Sophi E., estate of. John C. Eobinson, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Wilkinson, Mary E., estate of. David Aldrich, administrator. 
Petition for license to receive personal estate in Massachu- 
setts. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 



150 ATTORNEY-GENERALS REPORT. [Jan. 



PUBLIC CHARITABLE TRUSTS. 



Bristol County. 
Attorney-General ex rel. v. Julia A. Briggs, executrix. Petition 
in equity for appointment of Fairhaven as trustee of Abner 
Pease fund. Disposed of. 

Essex County. 

Breed, Nathan, estate of. John E. Paige et ah, trustees. Peti- 
tion for license to mortgage real estate held in trust. Attor- 
ney-General waived right to be heard. 

Cheney, Ephraim G., estate of. Margaret Elmira Orne, peti- 
tioner. Petition for appointment of trustee under a char- 
itable trust. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Essex Agricultural Society v. Massachusetts General Hospital 
Corporation and the Attorney-General. Petition to sell real 
estate and to apply the doctrine of cy-pres. Service ac- 
cepted. Petition dismissed. Petitioner appealed. Pending. 

First Baptist Society v. J. Brainard Wilson et al. and Attorney- 
General. Bill in equity for instructions under will of Ed- 
ward H. Wilson for sale of trust property. Decree. 

Haskell, George, estate of. George B. Blodgette, executor. Peti- 
tion for instructions. Attorney- General waived right to be 
heard. 

Phillips Academy Trustees v. Attorney-General et als. Bill in 
equity to devise scheme for carrying out a trust under the 
will of Samuel Phillips. Pending. 

Young Men's Christian Association of Merrimac, petitioners. 
Petition for leave to sell real estate held in trust. Decree. 

Hampden County. 

Hamilton, John F., estate of. John 0. Hamilton, trustee. Peti- 
tion for instructions regarding the disposition of trust funds. 
Pending. 

Lathrop, Erastus, estate of. S. Augustus Allen, executor, peti- 
tioner. Petition for instructions. Pending. 



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Middlesex County. 
Choate, Charles, estate of. John M. Harlow, trustee. Petition 

for instructions regarding a charitable trust. Pending. 
John Street Congregational Church Society v. John Street 

Church et al. Petition for instructions as to disposition of 

certain funds held in trust. Decree. 
Moring, Anna L., estate of. Samuel F. Batchelder, petitioner. 

Petition for appointment of trustee. Assented to petition. 
Osgood, George C, et al. v. Charles E. Blaisdell et al. Petition 

for instructions under will of Sarah C. Kershaw. Pending. 
Paine, Jeannie Warren, estate of. First Parish v. Attorney- 
General. Petition for leave to sell real estate held in trust. 

Assented to petition. 
Smith, George 0., estate of. Ellen Dana et al., petitioners. 

Petition for appointment of trustee. Assented to petition. 

Norfolk County. 

Mann, Jonathan, estate of. John F. Brown et al., trustees. Pe- 
tition for leave to sell real estate held in trust. Assented to 
petition. 

Thing, Samuel B., estate of. Fred S. Sawyer et al., executors. 
Compromise agreement under will creating charitable trust. 
Assented to compromise. 

Plymouth County. 

Peterson, Deborah C, et al. v. Unitarian Ladies' Aid Society. 
Decree. 

Suffolk County. 

Amherst College, Trustees of, v. Attorney-General. Petition for 
instructions. Pending. 

Dumaresq, Philip, estate of. Philip K. Dumaresq, petitioner. 
Petition for appointment of trustee in place of Frances 
Dumaresq, deceased. Assented to petition. 

Fowler, William P., et al., trustees of Brattle Square Church, v. 
Attorney-General et al. Petition for leave to transfer funds 
held in trust for charitable purposes. Attorney- General 
waived right to be heard. 

Geyer, Mary French, estate of. Charles H. Carey, petitioner. 
Petition for appointment of trustee. Assented to petition. 

Geyer, Mary French, estate of. Charles H. Carey, trustee. Peti- 
tion for instructions regarding public charitable trust. At- 
torney-General waived right to be heard. 



152 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Harvard College, President and Fellows of, v. Attorney-General. 
Petition for distribution of trust funds of estate of David 
A. Wells. Pending. 

Jackson, Charles E., estate of. Charles A. Jackson et al., trus- 
tees. Petition for license to mortgage property left for 
charitable purposes. Attorney-General waived right to be 
heard. 

Liversidge, Thomas, estate of. Robert C. Humphreys et al., 
trustees. Petition for leave to sell real estate held in trust 
for charitable purposes. Assented to petition. 

Mabie, William I., et al. v. Edwin S. Gardner and Attorney- 
General. Petition for instructions regarding a public chari- 
table trust under will of Mary Redding. Pending. 

Mills, Edward C, et al., executors, v. Trustees of Abbot Female 
Academy. Petition for instructions regarding a charitable 
trust. Pending. 

Pierce, Elizabeth L, estate of. Thomas S. Bubier, petitioner. 
Petition for appointment of trustee. Attorney- General 
waived right to be heard. 

Sears, Francis B., trustee of Widows' Fund, v. Attorney-Gen- 
eral et al. Petition for instructions. Decree. 

Shawmut TJniversalist Society v. Thomas C. Frothingham et al. 
Bill in equity to require defendants to pay to plaintiff 
money given under will of Mary P. Goddard. Pending. 

Stone, Stephen S., estate of. Trustees of Westford Academy, 
petitioners. Petition for leave to apply certain trust funds. 
Pending. 

Taylor, Katherine H., estate of. Mary Nesmith et al., trustees. 
Petition for allowance of first and second substituted ac- 
counts. Assented to allowance. 

Tufts College, Trustees, v. Boston et al. Petition to sell certain 
real estate given for charitable purposes under the will of 
Sylvanus Packard. Attorney-General waived right to be 
heard. 

Tufts College, Trustees, v. Boston et al. Bill in equity to au- 
thorize trustees under will of Sylvanus Packard to mort- 
gage funds. Attorney-General waived right to be heard. 

Washington, Rachael M., v. Herbert Parker, Attorney-General, 
et al. Bill in equity for instructions regarding bequest to 
certain charities under will of George Washington. Attor- 
ney-General waived right to be heard. 

Wigglesworth, George, trustee, petitioner. Petition for appoint- 
ment of trustee under deed of trust. Assented to petition. 



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Worcester County. 

Foster, Eichard W., estate of. Catherine E. Foster et oil., execu- 
tors. Petition for instructions. Pending. 

Greeley, Sarah B., estate of. Walter P. Bowers et al., trustees. 
Petition for instructions. Pending. 

Green, Mary A. F. D., estate of. Frances D. Newton et ah, ex- 
ecutors. Petition for compromise of will bequeathing leg- 
acy for public charity. Assented to compromise. 

Harris,, Mary H., estate of. Mary T. Longley, petitioner. Peti- 
tion for appointment of trustee. Assented to petition. 

Thompson, Moses, estate of. Mary A. Braman, administratrix. 
Petition for transfer of trust funds. Assented to petition. 



154 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 



SUITS CONDUCTED BY THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL 

In Behalf of State Boards and Commissions. 



The following cases have been reported to this department by 
State boards and commissions, to be conducted by the Attorney- 
General or under his direction, pursuant to the provisions of St. 
1896, c. 490 : — 

1. Metropolitan Park Commission. 
Petitions to the Superior Court for assessment of damages 
alleged to have been sustained by the taking of land by the said 
commission. 

Essex County. 
Murphy, Michael, v. Commonwealth. Pending before Supreme 
Judicial Court on exceptions. Rescript, 187 Mass. 451. 

Middlesex County. 

Curtis, Charles P., trustee, under the will of John M. Williams, 
v. Commonwealth. Petition dismissed by agreement. 

Hemenway, Alfred, v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Lawrence, Samuel C, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Neilan, Mary, v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Whitney, John R., et al. } trustees, v. Commonwealth. Pending 
before full court. 

Norfolk County. 

Hemenway, Augustus, trustee, v. Commonwealth. Trial by jury. 

Klous, Seman, v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Klous, Seman, v. Commonwealth. Trial before auditor. Pend- 
ing before Supreme Judicial Court on exceptions. Re- 
script, 188 Mass. 149. 

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company v. Com- 
monwealth. Pending. 

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company v. Com- 
monwealth. Pending. 



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Suffolk County. 

Boston & Eevere Electric Street Railway Company v. Common- 
wealth. Pending. 

Hall, Frances J., et al. v. Commonwealth. Pending. Trial by 
jury. 

Hall, Frances J., et al. v. Commonwealth. Pending. Trial by 
jury. 

Lynn & Boston Railroad Company v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Proctor, George F., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Read, Augustine H., et al. v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Ring, Constant Q., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Somerby, Juliana H., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Streeter, Susan S. T., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Young, Elizabeth E., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Young, Elizabeth E., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

White, Daniel L., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

White, Daniel L., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

2. Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board. 
Petitions to the Supreme Judicial and Superior Courts for 
assessment of damages alleged to have been sustained by the 
taking of land, and rights and easements in land, by said Board. 

Middlesex County. 

Bennett, Anna M., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Bullard, Joseph 0., et al. v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Burns, John, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Childs, Eliza M., et al. v. Commonwealth. Referred to an 
auditor. Pending. 

Daley, Patrick, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Dooley, Edward, v. Commonwealth. Referred to auditor. Pend- 
ing. 

Dutton, Harry, v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Dwyer, William, v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Eichorn, Mary C, v. Commonwealth. Trial by jury. 

Farr, Rebecca T., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Framingham, Town of, v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Gibbon, John, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Gibbons, Annie L., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Gibbons, Frances, v . Commonwealth. Pending. 



156 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Gilmore, Agnes E., executrix, v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Hasenfus, Clemense, v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Henry Wilson Co-operative Bank v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Hensby, Mary J., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Jackson, Samuel M., et ah, trustees, v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Keating, William E., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Lewis, Millard E., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Maiden v. Commonwealth. Referred to commissioners. Settled. 

Maiden, Medford and Melrose v. Commonwealth. Referred to 
commissioners. Settled. 

Medford v. Commonwealth. Referred to commissioners. Set- 
tled. 

Medford, City of, v. Commonwealth. Referred to commission- 
ers. Settled. 

Melrose v. Commonwealth. Referred to commissioners. Settled. 

Middlesex Fells Spring Company v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Milton, Henry S., et ah, trustees, v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Preston, Marion W., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Pullen, Lillian F., et ah v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Skinner, Caroline E., et ah v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Sprague, William H., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Thompson, George H., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Walkup, Josiah W., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Ward, George A., et ah v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Ward, Geo. A., et ah v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Warren, Charles A., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Whitney, John R., et ah v. Commonwealth et ah Referred to a 
master. Pending. 

Williams, Lombard, et ah v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Norfolk County. 
Lowell, Charles, v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Suffolk County. 
Gibbons, William H., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 
Holyhood Cemetery Association v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Worcester County. 
Adams, Harriet A., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 
Adler, Bernard, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 
Allen, George S., v. Commonwealth. Reserved for full court. 
Rescript, 188 Mass. 59. 



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Andrews, Henrietta M., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Bacon, Emory A., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Bacon, Marinna, v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Ball, Oliver M., administrator, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Bancroft, William L., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Barnes., Israel L., et al. v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Bartlett, Asenath M., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Bigelow, James A., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Bigelow, Joseph M., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Bond, Louis, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Boynton, Henry A., administrator, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Bradley, Patrick, v. Commonwealth. Eef erred to Ernest H. 
Vaughan, George A. Sanderson and Charles E. Ware, com- 
missioners. Pending. 

Brigham, William H., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Brinkhaus, Franziska E., et al. v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Brockleman, Clara, executrix, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Brown, George W., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Bruce, William M., v. Commonwealth. Beferred to commission- 
ers. Pending. 

Burgess, Thomas H., v. Commonwealth. Beferred to commis- 
sioners. Pending. 

Burpee, Edgar W., executor, v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Burpee, Julia A. F., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Carville, Clarence, v. Commonwealth. Referred to commission- 
ers. Commissioners' report filed. Bight of trial by jury 
denied. Exceptions taken to Supreme Judicial Court. Re- 
script. 

Carville, Clarence, v. Commonwealth et al. Dismissed. 

Cavanaugh, Lawrence, v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Cavanaugh, Lawrence, v . Commonwealth. Referred to commis- 
sioners. Pending. 

Chandler, Charles H., et al. v. Commonwealth. Referred to 
commissioners. Settled. 

Chapman et al. v. Commonwealth. Referred to commissioners. 
Settled. 

Chapman, Walter E., v. Commonwealth. Referred to commis- 
sioners. Pending. 

Chapman, Walter E., v. Commonwealth. Referred to commis- 
sioners. Pending. 

Chase, George EL, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Clemons, Benjamin H., v. Commonwealth. Referred to an 
auditor. Pending. 



158 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Counter, Fred, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Cutting, Louis, administrator, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

DeCourcey, Edward J., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Dee, John, v. Commonwealth. Referred to commissioners. Set- 
tled. 

Dorr, James, v. Commonwealth. Referred to commissioners. 
Settled. 

Dorr, James, v. Commonwealth. Referred to commissioners. 
Settled. 

Dorr, James, v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Dusoe, Charles, v. Commonwealth. Referred to commissioners. 
Settled. 

Fairbanks, Edwin C, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Ferry, Lawrence, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

First Parish of Boylston v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Fitch, Andrew L., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Fitzgerald, John, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Flagg, Geo. A., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Flanagan, Catherine, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Foster, Amanda, v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Fyfe, Mary J., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Fyfe, Mary J., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Fyfe, Mary J., executrix, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Goodale, Aaron, v. Commonwealth. Referred to commission- 
ers. Settled. 

Goodale, Francis W. M., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Goodnow, Jennie L., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Graichen, Margaret, v. "Commonwealth. Pending. 

Gunderman, Christopher, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Harris, Addie K., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Harrity, Bridget, et als. v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Harthan, S. E., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Hastings, George R., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Hastings, Henry L., v. Commonwealth. Referred to commis- 
sioners. Settled. 

Hastings, Mary J., executrix, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Hastings, William H., v . Commonwealth. Pending. 

Heinold, John A., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Hoban, Bridget, et als. v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Houghton, Robert C, et al. v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Houghton, Robert C, et al. v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Houghton, Robert C, et al. v. Commonwealth. Pending. 



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Howe, Waldo B., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Howe, Waldo B., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Huntington, Whitman M., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Hyde, Henry J., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Johnson, Charles S., v. Commonwealth. Eef erred to auditor. 
Pending. 

Johnson, Emory W., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Johnston, Eobert, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Johnston, Eobert, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Joyce, Bridget M., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Kendall, Everett, et dl. v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Kendall, Sanford C, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Kershaw, James H., v. Commonwealth. Eef erred to commis- 
sioners. Settled. 

Keyes, Henry F., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Keyes, Jonathan M., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Keyes, Jonathan M., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Keyes, William W., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Kirby, Nellie M., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Kittredge, Catherine, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Kittredge, Catherine J., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Kittredge, Patrick A., et dl. v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Lambert, John, v. Commonwealth. Eeferred to commissioners. 
Pending. 

Landy, Chas. C, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Lane, Margaret, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Lawrence, George D., v. Commonwealth. Eeferred to commis- 
sioners. Pending. 

Levi, Sarah, v. Commonwealth. Eeferred to commissioners. 
Settled. 

Longley, George H., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Longley, Olive E., executrix, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Lovell, David B., v. Commonwealth. Eeferred to commission- 
ers. Settled. 

Limdgren, Per Arvid, v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Lnndgren, Per Arvid, v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Lynch, John, v. Commonwealth. Eeferred to commissioners. 
Settled. 

McAndrew, Hannah, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Maehnert, Joseph, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Mason, Samuel F., v. Commonwealth. Eeferred to commission- 
ers. Settled. 



160 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Merriain, Edward F., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Merriam, Francis, v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Merriam, Francis, v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Merriam, Lucy, v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Moran, James, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Morrison, Patrick H., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Mulcahy, Michael E., et al. v. Commonwealth. Referred to 
commissioners. Settled. 

Mulgren, James, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Myers, Elizabeth M., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Nourse, Andrew L., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Nugent, Gertrude R., et al. v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Nye, William A., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

O'Brien, John F., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Ott, John S., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Parker, Emily W., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Peinert, Frederick R,, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Peters, Charlotte E., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Peters, Stephen R., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Plummer, George M., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Plummer, George M., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Prescott, John B. F., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Prescott, Martha E., v. Commonwealth. Referred to commis- 
sioners. Pending. 

Rice, Francis W. P., administrator, v. Commonwealth. Referred 
to commissioners. Settled. 

Richter, Henry, Jr., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Roach, James, v. Commonwealth. Referred to commissioners. 
Pending. 

Roach, James, v. Commonwealth. Referred to commissioners. 
Settled. 

Sawin, Charles B., v. Commonwealth. Referred to an auditor. 
Pending. 

Scanlan, Mary, et al. v. Commonwealth. Referred to commis- 
sioners. Settled. 

Scarlett, Andrew J., et al. v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Scarlett, Andrew J., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Sene, Eclid, v. Commonwealth. Referred to commissioners. 
Settled. 

Sirabian, Kayazan, v. Commonwealth. Referred to commission- 
ers. Pending. 

Smith, Arthur K., administrator, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 



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Smith, Arthur K., administrator, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Stone, Henry B., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Stone, Howard D., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Stone, Howard D., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Stone, John E., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Sweeney, Austin, v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Tay, Ida E., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Taylor, Jennie W., administratrix, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Tobin, James V., administrator, v. Commonwealth. Referred 
to commissioners. Settled. 

Tonry, Margaret F., v. Commonwealth. Referred to commis- 
sioners. Pending. 

Tyson, Caroline E., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Tyson, Caroline E., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Warner, Mary J., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Warner, Mary J., v. Commonwealth. Referred to commission- 
ers. Settled. 

Warner, Mary J., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Warren, Ellen S., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Waushacum Lake Company v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Welch, James E., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

West Boylston v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

West Boylston v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

West Boylston v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

West Boylston v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

White, Lucy, v. Commonwealth. Referred to commissioners. 
Pending. 

Whiting, Alfred N., v. Commonwealth. Referred to commis- 
sioners. Pending. 

Wilbur, William H., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Wilder, Joel T., et als. v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Wilder, Joel T., et al. v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Wise, James E., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Wittig, Elizabeth, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Wood, Ashley H., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Wood, J. Frank, et als. v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Wood, J. Frank, et als. v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Wood, John A., et al. v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Wood, Lucy A., v. Commonwealth. Referred to commissioners. 
Pending. 

Worcester, County Commissioners of, v. Commonwealth. Pend- 
ing. 



162 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Worcester, County Commissioners of, v. Commonwealth. Pend- 
ing. 
Wright, Susan G., v . Commonwealth. Pending. 
Zeigler, Eva K., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 
Zink, Bridget, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

3. Massachusetts Highway Commission. 
Petitions to the Superior Court for a jury to assess damages 
alleged to have been sustained by the taking of land, or injury to 
land, by said commission. Under agreement with the Common- 
wealth most of these cases are defended by the various towns in 
which the land is situated. 

Barnstable County. 
Crowell, Thomas H., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Bristol County. 
Hafey, James J., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 
Lynch, George, et al. v. Commonwealth. Pending. 
Seabury, Phoebe W., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Essex County. 
Salem Savings Bank v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Hampden County. 
Alvord, Edwin H., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Middlesex County. 
Barnes, George H., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 
Barnes, William, 2d, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 
Donovan, James H., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 
Griffin, John, et al. v. Commonwealth. Pending. 
Thimineur, Joseph, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Norfolk County. 
Richards, John M., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Plymouth County. 
Daly, Julia M., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 
Hayden, Cora F., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 
Leach, Reuben, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 
Mace, Carrie I., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 
Mclntire, Bernard, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 



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Worcester County. 
Haas, Mary A., et al. v. Commonwealth. Settled. 
Merriam, Harriet M., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 
Sullivan, Kate, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 
Sullivan, Timothy J., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 
Twiss, Michael F., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 
Warren, Alice E. M., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

4. Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners. 
Petitions to the Superior Court for assessment of damages 
caused by the taking of land by said commissioners. 

Plymouth County. 
Damon, John B., v. Commonwealth. Trial by jury. 

Suffolk County. 
Butler, Philip H., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 
Lamb, George, et al. v. Commonwealth. Pending. 
Lamb, George, et al. v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

5. Miscellaneous Cases from Above Commissions. 
Bristol County. 

Chace, Charles A., trustee, v. Commonwealth et als. Action of 
tort for damages caused by defects in State highway. Pend- 
ing. 

Middlesex County. 

Cosgrove, Thomas E., Commonwealth v. Bill of complaint to 
compel defendant to remove buildings from line established 
by park commission. Pending. 

Gilmore, Jerome, administrator of estate of Alexander Gilmore, 
v. Dennis Shannahan et al. and Metropolitan Water and 
Sewerage Board, trustees. Action of tort to recover dam- 
ages for personal injuries. Pending. 

Mulready, William, Commonwealth v. Bill of complaint to 
require defendant to remove buildings from line established 
by park commission. Pending. 

Murray, John B., v . Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Lynn 
& Boston Bailroad et al. Action of tort to recover damages 
for personal injuries received on State highway. Settled. 



164 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 



Norfolk County. 
National Contracting Company et al., Commonwealth v. Action 
of contract to recover on bond. Pending. 

Suffolk County. 

Atkins, Florence R., Commonwealth v. Bill in equity in regard 
to violation of building restrictions imposed by Metropol- 
itan Park Commission. Pending. 

Baker, Catherine A., v. Henry H. Sprague et al. Action of tort 
for damages caused by use of impure water furnished by 
water board. Pending. 

Baker, Fred W., v. Henry H. Sprague et al. Action of tort 
for damages caused by use of impure water furnished by 
water board. Pending. 

Baker, Freda E., v. Henry H. Sprague et al. Action of tort 
for damages caused by use of impure water furnished by 
water board. Pending. 

Baker, Walter J., v. Henry H. Sprague et al. Action of tort 
for damages caused by use of impure water furnished by 
water board. Pending. 

Bent, William H., et al. v. Henry W. Swift et al. Action of tort 
growing out of taking by Harbor and Land Commissioners 
of land and flats in South Bay. Pending. 

Boston, City of, v. Commonwealth. Petition under R. L., c. 12, 
§ 12, St. 1903, c. 161, to recover taxes on land taken by 
water board. Pending. 

Connolly, Mary E., v. Charles G. Craib. Action of tort to re- 
cover damages for personal injuries. Pending. 

Davis, James A., et al. v. Commonwealth et al. Petition to 
recover for labor and materials used in construction of 
sewer. Pending. 

Dings, Emma, v. Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board. Ac- 
tion of tort. Damage caused by impure water furnished by 
the defendant. Pending. 

Dings, Martin, v. Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board. Ac- 
tion of tort. Damages caused by impure water furnished 
by defendant. Pending. 

Doherty, James, v. Edward W. Everson et al. and Metropolitan 
Water and Sewerage Board. Action of tort. Damages 
caused by blasting. Pending. 



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Doner ty, James, v. Commonwealth. Petition for assessment of 
damages caused by blasting for metropolitan sewer. Pend- 
ing. 

Doherty, Mary, v. Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board et al. 
Action of tort. Damage caused by use of impure water 
furnished by defendant. Pending. 

Doherty, Mary E., v. Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board 
et al. Action of tort. Damage caused by use of impure 
water furnished by the defendant. Pending. 

Duffy, Bernard, v. Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board and 
Milton Water Company. Action of tort. Damages caused 
by impure water furnished by defendant. Trial; verdict 
ordered for Water Board. 

Duffy, Bernard, administrator of the estate of Joanna Duffy, v. 
Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board and Milton Water 
Company. Action of tort. Damage caused by impure water 
furnished by defendant. Trial; verdict ordered for Water 
Board. 

Duffy, Edward, v. Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board and 
Milton Water Company. Action of tort. Damage caused 
by impure water furnished by defendant. Trial; verdict 
ordered for Water Board. 

Duffy, Joseph EL, v. Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board and 
Milton Water Company. Action of tort. Damage caused 
by impure water furnished by defendant. Trial; verdict 
ordered for Water Board. 

Duffy, Mary E., v. Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board and 
Milton Water Company. Action of tort. Damage caused 
by impure water furnished by the defendant. Trial ; verdict 
ordered for Water Board. 

Duffy, Maurice, v. Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board and 
Milton Water Company. Action of tort. Damage caused 
by impure water furnished by the defendant. Trial ; verdict 
ordered for Water Board. 

Duffy, William J., v. Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board 
and Milton Water Company. Action of tort. Damage 
caused by impure water furnished by the defendant. Trial ; 
verdict ordered for Water Board. 

Dunican, Anna L., v. Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board. 
Action of tort. Damages caused by impure water furnished 
by defendant. Pending. 



166 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Hanscom, Hervey A., et al., Commonwealth v. Action of con- 
tract growing out of accident caused by laying water pipes 
by Metropolitan Water Board in Cambridge. Settled. 

Hersey, Albert A., v. Commonwealth et als. Bill in equity to 
recover for labor and materials furnished in construction of 
metropolitan sewer in Melrose. Pending. 

Hurley, John J., Commonwealth v. Bill of complaint to compel 
defendant to remove part of building encroaching on land 
of Commonwealth. Decree. 

Jacobs, Peter, Commonwealth v. Bill in equity to restrain re- 
spondent from violating building restrictions of the Com- 
monwealth. Dismissed. 

Jones, Richard, v. Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board et al. 
Action of tort. Damage caused by use of impure water fur- 
nished by defendants. Pending. 

McGinniss, Margaret T., Commonwealth v. Bill in equity to re- 
strain defendant from encroaching on land of the Com- 
monwealth. Pending. 

Metropolitan Contracting Company v . Commonwealth. Action 
of contract growing out of the construction of Saugus River 
bridge. Pending. 

Metropolitan Contracting Company v. Commonwealth. Action 
of contract growing out of the construction of Maiden River 
bridge. Pending. 

Natick, Commonwealth v. To recover for use of water of Lake 
Cochituate. Pending. 

Niland, Michael, v. Commonwealth. Petition for assessment of 
damages caused by blasting for metropolitan sewer. Pend- 
ing. 

Niland, Michael, v. Edward W. Everson et al. and Metropolitan 
Water and Sewerage Board. Action of tort. Damages 
caused by blasting. Pending. 

Normile, Francis, v. Commonwealth of Massachusetts et al. Pe- 
tition for a jury to assess damages caused by construction of 
sewer in Roxbury. Pending. 

Normile, Francis, v. Edward W. Everson & Co. and Henry H. 
Sprague et al. Action of tort. 

Old Colony Construction Company, Commonwealth v. Action of 
contract to recover on bond. Pending. 

Raddin, Hiram A., et al., Commonwealth v. Bill in equity in 
regard to violation of building restrictions imposed by 
Metropolitan Park Commission. Pending. 



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Rowe, Ransome, et al. v. McBride Brothers et al. Bill in equity 
to recover from Commonwealth certain money held by it 
belonging to plaintiffs. Dismissed. 

Steinmetz, Morris, v. J. J. Prindiville. Action of contract grow- 
ing out of work on hospital for tuberculous patients. Pend- 
ing. 

Thomas, Lyman P., v. George M. Quirk et al. Action to re- 
cover for labor and materials furnished in construction of 
State highway. Pending. 

Urquhart, Carrie S., v. Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board 
et al. Action of tort. Damage caused by impure water fur- 
nished by the defendant. Pending. 

Urquhart, Edwin N., v. Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board 
et al. Action of tort. Damage caused by use of impure 
water furnished by defendant. Pending. 

Urquhart, N. Jefferson, v. Metropolitan Water and Sewerage 
Board et al. Action of tort. Damage caused by impure 
water furnished by the defendant. Pending. 

Worcester County. 
Fitch, Andrew L., v. Commonwealth. Action of tort to recover 

for damage to land and water rights in West Boylston caused 

by the takings of the Metropolitan Water and Sewerage 

Board. Pending. 
Twichell, Seth, v. Commonwealth et als. Action of contract. 

Pending. 

6. Cases arising under St. 1899, c. 457, " An Act to limit 
the Height of Buildings in the Vicinity of the 
State House/' 

Dexter, Elsie, et al. v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Dexter, Elsie, et al. v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Forbes, J. Malcom, et al. v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Goddard, George A., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Gray, Francis C, et al. v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Hollingsworth, Polly E., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Lewis, Elizabeth, v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Parker, Charles H., et al. v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Perry, Emily G., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Raymond, Lydia N., v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Read, Elsie H., v. Commonwealth. Settled. 

Warren, Fiske, v. Commonwealth. Pending. 



168 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan 



7. State Board of Charity. 

(a) Actions of contract pending in the Superior Court to re- 
cover charges for the support of insane paupers in State insane 
hospitals, under the provisions of R. L., c. 87. 

Middlesex County. 
Commonwealth v. Wayland. Pending. 
Shaw, Treasurer, v. Esau Cooper. Pending. 

Suffolk County. 
Bradford, Treasurer, v. Alice H. Knight. Pending. 
Bradford, Treasurer, v. Waltham. Pending. 
Bradford, Treasurer, v. Waltham. Pending. 
Chapin, Treasurer, v. Lowell. Pending. 
Commonwealth v. Cambridge. Pending. 
Harden, Treasurer, v. Waltham. Pending. 

(b) Claims for support of insane paupers, upon which no suit 
has been commenced. 

Andrews, George F., for board of David W. Andrews at West- 
borough Insane Hospital. Pending. 

Chaffee, Clara, against the city of Newton for board at Worces- 
ter Insane Hospital. Pending. 

Dougherty, John 0., for board of Margaret 0. Dougherty at 
Westborough Insane Asylum. Pending. 

Freligh, E. V., for board of Mary E. Freligh at Westborough 
Insane Hospital. Pending. 

Greenfield, Town of, for board of James Kingston at Northamp- 
ton Insane Hospital. 

Hough, Alexander B., for board of Julia F. Hough at Worces- 
ter Insane Hospital. Pending. 

Knight, Alice H., for board of insane patient in Westborough 
Insane Asylum. Referred to N. N. Jones of Newburyport 
for collection. Pending. 

Moody, Convers, for board of Augusta A. Moody in Westborough 
Insane Hospital. Pending. 

Newburyport, City of, for board of Margaret H. Knight at West- 
borough Insane Hospital. Pending. 

Rice, Fannie, for board in Westborough Insane Hospital. Pend- 
ing. 

Shannahan, Hannah, for board of Michael Shannahan at West- 
borough Insane Hospital. Pending. 



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Sherman, Everett F., for board of Daniel W. Andrews in West- 
borough Insane Hospital. Pending. 

Spencer, H. Warren, for board of Emma Wales at Massachusetts 
Hospital for Epileptics. Pending. 

Tarr, Caroline D., for board of Thomas L. Tarr at Danvers In- 
sane Hospital. Pending. 

Ware, Town of, for board of Hiram L. Wood in Worcester In- 
sane Hospital. Eeferred to the district attorney. Pending. 

Watertown, Town of, for board of Thomas Ladd at Worcester 
Insane Hospital. Pending. 

Wendmuth, E. E., for board of Ethel W. Wendmuth at Hospital 
for Epileptics. Pending. 

Worcester, City of, for board of Charlotte D. Whitcomb at 
Worcester Insane Hospital. Pending. 

(c) Bastardy complaints brought imder E. L., c. 8&. 

Middlesex County. 
Brent, Mary, v. Homer C. Chaffee. Disposed of. 
Eipley, Johanna, v. Eaymond Aster. Dismissed. 

Suffolk County. 
Johnson, Julia E., v. Henry Williams. Disposed of. 

Worcester County. 
Carr, Margaret, v. Allen J. Warner. Disposed of. 



170 ATTORNEY-GENERALS REPORT. [Jan. 



MISCELLANEOUS CASES. 



Ahern, Maurice, v. Newton & Boston Street Railway Company. 
Bill in equity in the Circuit Court of the United States to 
restrain the defendant from complying with the provisions 
of St. 1900, c. 197, relative to the transportation of scholars 
in the public schools by street railway companies. Pending. 

Allen, Frank D., estate of Lucy E. Allen. Claim by Metropoli- 
tan Park Commission for rent for occupation of house taken 
for park purposes. Pending. 

American Can Company v. Commonwealth. Petition under St. 
1903, c. 437, § 84, to recover tax paid by foreign corpora- 
tion. Reserved for consideration of full court. Rescript, 
188 Mass. 1. 

American Legion of Honor, Supreme Council, Attorney-General 
ex rel. v. Petition for injunction and receiver under R. L., 
c. 119. Henry A. Wyman appointed receiver. 

American Unitarian Association v. Commonwealth. Petition to 
Superior Court for a jury to assess damages sustained to 
property on Bowdoin Street, caused by lowering of grade. 
Pending. 

American Writing Paper Company et al., Attorney-General v. 
Petition for an injunction to restrain respondents from 
dumping material into tide water. Discontinued as to 
American Writing Paper Company. Pending. 

Amesbury & Salisbury Gas Light Company. Penalty for exist- 
ence of sulphuretted hydrogen in its gas. Placed on file. 

Appleyard, Arthur E., petitioner. Petition for writ of habeas 
corpus. Writ discharged. Appeal to United States Su- 
preme Court allowed. Pending. 

Appleyard, Arthur E., petitioner. Petition for writ of error. 
Pending. 

Appleyard, Arthur E., petitioner. Petition for writ of habeas 
corpus. Petition denied. 

Atlas Mutual Insurance Company, Frederick L. Cutting, Insur- 
ance Commissioner, v. Petition for injunction and receiver. 
Franklin T. Hammond appointed receiver. Pending. 



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Atwater, William C, v. William M. Olin, Secretary of the Com- 
monwealth, et al. Bill in equity, under the statute licensing 
coal dealers, to restrain the Secretary of the Commonwealth 
from issuing a license to William C. Atwater & Co. Incor- 
porated. Pending. 

Ayer Light, Heat and Power Company. Failure to file with the 
Gas Light Commissioners the return required by St. 1886, 
c. 346, § 2, as extended by St. 1887, c. 382, § 2. Pending. 

Baldwin, Walter H., et ah, Commonwealth v. Bill in equity in 
regard to building in violation of restrictions imposed by 
Metropolitan Park Commission. Pending. 

Barker, Annie E., Bradford, Treasurer, v. Claim for tide water 
displaced in Boston harbor. Pending. 

Bay State Beneficiary Association, Attorney-General ex rel. In- 
surance Commissioner v. Petition to the Supreme Judicial 
Court of Suffolk County for an injunction and appointment 
of a receiver. Injunction issued, and Henry C. Hyde, Esq., 
of West Springfield, appointed temporary receiver. Final 
decree. 

Blake, Martha L., v. Commonwealth. Petition to Superior Court 
for damages caused by lowering the grade of Bowdoin Street. 
Pending. 

Boston v. Commonwealth. Sewer assessment on Rutherford 
Avenue, Charlestown. Pending. 

Boston & Northern Street Kailway Company. Claim for amount 
expended in relaying water pipes in Washington Street, 
Lynn, destroyed by electric currents. Pending. 

Boston Casualty Company, Attorney- General ex rel. v. Petition 
for injunction and appointment of a receiver. N. L. Shel- 
don appointed receiver. Pending. 

Boston Junk Collectors Association, Incorporated, Attorney- 
General ex rel. v. Information for failure to comply with 
K. L., c. 119, § 14. Pending. 

Boston Society of New Jerusalem v. Commonwealth. Pending. 

Boston Yacht Club, petitioner. Petition to the Court of Land 
Registration to register title to land in Marblehead. Pend- 
ing. 

Boyle, John, v. Hollis M. Blackstone, Superintendent State Farm. 
Action of contract for labor performed by plaintiff while an 
inmate of the State Farm. Pending. 

Bramard, Philip, estate of. Petition in the matter of said 
estate, which escheats to the Commonwealth. Pending. 



172 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Burney, Thomas L., Deputy Game Commissioner, v. Game- 
Libel to forfeit game received into this Commonwealth in 
violation of St. 1904, c. 367. Decree. 

Cande, Frank H., et al., Arthur B. Chapin, Treasurer of the 
Commonwealth, v. Action of contract to recover from 
sureties on bond of Charles W. Fuller, sheriff of Berkshire 
County. Pending. 

Chelsea Mutual Benefit Association, Attorney-General ex rel. 
Insurance Commissioner v. Petition for injunction and 
receiver. Injunction issued and George T. Roberts ap- 
pointed receiver. Final decree. 

Cheney, Ansel J., v. John J. Gilday. Petition in equity for in- 
junction to restrain defendant from proceeding with con- 
struction of schoolhouse in South Lawrence. Pending. 

Codman, Edmund D., et al., trustees. Displacement of tide 
water. Pending. 

Cohen, Samuel, petitioner. Petition for writ of habeas corpus. 
Writ denied and petition dismissed. 

Collins, Joseph W., et al. v. James B. Hamblin. Petition to 
require the respondent to construct a fishway in dam on 
Acushnet River. Pending. 

Colonial Life Association, Attorney-General v. Petition for in- 
junction and appointment of a receiver. Henry A. Wyman 
appointed receiver. 

Commonwealth v. City of Boston. Contract to recover cost of 
construction, etc., in widening Bowdoin Street. Pending. 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. City of Boston et als. Supe- 
rior Court, Suffolk County. Pending. 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. City of Boston et als. Supe- 
rior Court, Suffolk County. Pending. 

Corporation of Mutual Succor and Benevolence, Attorney-Gen- 
eral ex rel. v. Information for failure to comply with R. L., 
c. 119, § 14. Pending. 

Cotton, John B., in re, v. L. M. Shaw et al. Petition of Com- 
monwealth for writs of prohibition, mandamus and cer- 
tiorari to judges of the Supreme Court of the District of 
Columbia. Dismissed. 

Culver, J. N. Claim against Westborough Insane Hospital for 
injuries sustained while a patient therein. Pending. 

Curtis Manufacturing Company, petitioner. Petition to the 
Court of Land Registration to register the title to land on 
Curtis Pond. Pending. 



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Gushing, Lawrence B., et al. v. Commonwealth. Petition to 
Superior Court for damages caused by widening Bowdoin 
Street. Pending. 

Cutter, Olin W., v. Commonwealth. Petition for damages grow- 
ing out of construction of armories in Cambridge and New 
Bedford. Trial. 

Damon, George L. Claim for tide-water displacement. Dis- 
posed of. 

Duncklee, George W., clerk of Police Court of Brookline. Fail- 
ure to file with Controller of County Accounts return re- 
quired by E. L., c. 21, § 48. Eeturn filed. 

Duncklee, George W. Failure to file proper vouchers as clerk 
of the Municipal Court of Brookline. Disposed of. 

Eagle Life Association, Attorney-General ex rel. v. Petition for 
an injunction and the appointment of a receiver. Injunc- 
tion issued, and Alfred F. Lilley, Esq., appointed receiver. 
Pending. 

East Boston Company, petitioner. Petition to Court of Land 
Eegistration for registration of title to petitioner's land. 
Pending. 

Electric Light and Power Company of Abington and Eockland. 
Penalty for filing annual report late. Pending. 

Ellis, George H., Attorney-General ex rel. Harbor and Land 
Commissioners v. Information in the Supreme Judicial 
Court for Middlesex County to protect the waters of a great 
pond under St. 1888, c. 318. Eef erred to a master. Pend- 
ing. 

Dolliver, Elizabeth S., et al. v. Commonwealth. Land taken in 
construction of armory in Gloucester. Settled. 

Erickson, John, petitioner. Petition for habeas corpus. Dis- 
missed. 

Fall Eiver, City of. Complaint of State Militia for failure to 
provide rifle range. Eef erred to District Attorney Swift. 
Pending. 

Family Protective Union, Attorney-General ex rel. v. Petition 
for injunction and appointment of receiver. Injunction 
issued, and Albert H. Chamberlain appointed receiver. 
Pending. 

Fidelity Benefit Association, Attorney-General ex rel. v. Peti- 
tion for an injunction and the appointment of a receiver. 
Injunction issued, and A. E. Denison appointed receiver. 
Final decree. 



174 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Firemen's Fire Insurance Company, Insurance Commissioner v. 
Petition to the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County 
for an injunction to restrain the defendant from removing 
its books and papers from the Commonwealth, and the 
appointment of a receiver to recover its capital stock dis- 
tributed without authority of law. Injunction issued. De- 
fendant recovered its capital stock and deposited it with the 
International Trust Company, as trustee. Pending. 

Fisk, Mary A., petitioner. Petition for writ of habeas corpus 
to release Leslie G. Fisk from dipsomaniac hospital. Dis- 
missed. 

Fottler, Lucy Ann, et al. v. Commonwealth. Petition to Supe- 
rior Court for damages caused by lowering grade of Bow- 
doin Street. Pending. 

Fraternal Aid, Order of, Attorney- General ex rel. Insurance 
Commissioner v. Petition to the Supreme Judicial Court 
for Suffolk County for an injunction and the appointment 
of a receiver. Injunction issued, and Winthrop H. Wade, 
Esq., of Boston, appointed receiver. Disposed of. 

Gardner Gas, Fuel and Light Company. Violation of R. L., 
c. 58, § 14. Gas of said company contained sulphuretted 
hydrogen. Referred to town counsel. 

Gately, Mary M., guardian. Claim for displacement of tide 
water in Boston harbor. Pending. 

George H. Sampson Co. v. Commonwealth et als. Bill of com- 
plaint. Pending. 

George H. Wood Company, Attorney-General v. Petition for an 
injunction to restrain respondent from dumping material 
into tide water. Pending. 

Globe Investment Company, Savings Bank Commissioners v. 
Petition to the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County, 
under St. 1888, c. 387, for an injunction and the appoint- 
ment of a receiver. Injunction granted, and Henry A. 
Wyman appointed receiver. Pending. 

Globe Newspaper Company v. Commonwealth. Writ of error. 
Reserved for consideration of full court. Rescript, 188 
Mass. 449. 

Gloucester Water Supply Company, Commonwealth v. Corpora- 
tion tax for 1895. Pending. 

Gold Tunnel Durango Bay Mining Company. Foreign corpo- 
ration tax for 1901 and 1902. Placed on file. 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 175 

Golden Eule Alliance, Attorney-General ex rel. v. Petition for 
an injunction and the appointment of a receiver. Injunc- 
tion issued, and William H. Preble appointed receiver. 
Pending. 

Gough, Patrick J., v. Commonwealth. Writ of error. Reserved 
for consideration of full court. Rescript, 74 N. E. Rep. 677. 

Guardian Life Insurance Company, Insurance Commissioner v. 
Petition to the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County 
for an injunction and the appointment of a receiver. In- 
junction issued, and Frank D. Allen, Esq., appointed re- 
ceiver. Pending. 

Hampden Trust Company, Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. 
Petition for injunction and receiver. Injunction issued, and 
Wm. W. McClench and Henry H. Bosworth made perma- 
nent receivers. Pending. 

Hampshire Savings Bank, Savings Bank Commissioners v. Pe- 
tition to the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County 
for an injunction and the appointment of a receiver. In- 
junction issued, and Richard W. Irwin, Esq., and Benjamin 
E. Cook, Esq., appointed receivers. Pending. 

Hanson, Lydia W., v. Commonwealth. Petition for damages 
caused by lowering grade of Bowdoin Street. Pending, 

Hatfield Gas Company. Claim for failure to file gas return. 
Disposed of. 

Hathaway, B. A., clerk of District Court, Plymouth. Failure to 
file with Controller of County Accounts return under R. L., 
c. 21, § 48. Return filed. 

Haverhill Gas Light Company v. Gas and Electric Light Com- 
missioners et al. Bill in equity in the Circuit Court of the 
United States to restrain the Board from carrying out an 
order to decrease the price of gas in Haverhill. Pending. 

Hendry, Frank H., Commonwealth v. Petition to recover money 
paid by Preferred Mercantile Company. Dismissed. 

Herrick, Frederick W., Attorney-General v. Petition in equity 
to gain possession of Snake Island in Chebacco Lake. Re- 
ferred to Alden P. White, auditor. Reserved for considera- 
tion of full court. Pending. 

Hurley, Timothy, v. Commonwealth. Writ of error. Reserved 
for consideration of full court. Rescript, 74 N. E. Rep. 
677. 

Hutchinson, Ida. Claim for services of nurse furnished by the 
Westborough Training School for Nurses. Pending. 



176 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [elan. 

Industrial Casualty Company, Attorney-General ex rel. v. Peti- 
tion for injunction and receiver. Jeremiah Smith, Jr., 
appointed receiver. 

Interstate Consolidated Street Railway Company v. Common- 
wealth. Petition for writ of error. Pending. 

Italian Associates of Fall River, Insurance Commissioner v. 
Failure to make annual report to Insurance Commissioner 
required by St. 1899, c. 442, § 19. Placed on file. 

Jacobson, Henning, v. Commonwealth. Petition for a writ of 
error to the Superior Court in the matter of the constitu- 
tionality of the vaccination statutes. Rescript. See 183 
Mass. 242. Appeal taken to United States Supreme Court. 
Rescript. 

James W. Tufts Mutual Aid Society, The, Attorney-General 
ex rel. v. Information for failure to comply with R. L., 
c. 119, § 14. Disposed of. 

Kennedy, George C, et al., Bradford, Treasurer, v. Claim for 
tide-water displacement. Pending. 

Knights of Justice, Order of, Insurance Commissioner v. Fail- 
ure to make annual report to Insurance Commissioner re- 
quired by St. 1899, c. 442, § 19. Pending. 

LaMoss, Ervin, v. Commonwealth. Petition to Superior Court 
for a jury to assess damages sustained to property on Bow- 
doin Street caused by lowering of the grade of Bowdoin 
Street. Pending. 

Lawrence, George P., et al., Arthur B. Chapin, Treasurer of the 
Commonwealth, v. Action of contract to recover from sure- 
ties on bond of Charles W. Fuller, sheriff of Berkshire 
County. Pending. 

Lever Suspension Brake Company. Excise tax for 1905. Pend- 
ing. 

Lyman, Mary E. Claim for board of Albert C. L}anan in West- 
borough Insane Hospital. Pending. 

McEvoy, John W., Public Administrator, v. Charles F. Wyman, 
Russian Vice-Consul. Appeal from decree of Probate Court 
appointing John W. McEvoy public administrator to ad- 
minister the estate of Julius Sapoquick. Reserved for con- 
sideration of full court. Pending. 

McQuesten, George, petitioner. Petition to the Court of Land 
Registration to register title to land in Marblehead. Pend- 
ing. 

Maiden Electric Company. Claim for Gas and Electric Light 
Commissioners' tax. Placed on file. 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 177 

Massachusetts Masonic Life Association, Attorney-General ex rel. 
Insurance Commissioner v. Petition to the Supreme Judi- 
cial Court for Suffolk County for an injunction and a re- 
ceiver under St. 1896, c. 515, § 6. Injunction issued, and 
Jonathan Barnes, Esq., of Springfield, appointed receiver. 
Pending. 

Medway Electric Light and Power Company. Failure to file 
with Gas Light Commissioners the return required by St. 
1886, c. 346, § 2, as extended by St. 1887, c. 387, § 2. Pend- 
ing. 

Melrose Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Insurance Commis- 
sioner v. Petition to the Supreme Judicial Court for Suf- 
folk County for an injunction and the appointment of a 
receiver. Injunction issued, and Alpheus Sanford, Esq., 
appointed receiver. Pending. 

Metropolitan Park Commissioners, petitioners, Petition for ap- 
pointment of commissioners to apportion cost of mainte- 
nance of metropolitan park system, under St. 1899, c. 419. 
Decree. 

Metropolitan Park Commissioners, petitioners, Petition for ap- 
pointment of commissioners to apportion cost of construc- 
tion and maintenance of bridge across Mystic Biver. St. 
1901, c. 491. Decree. 

Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board, petitioners. Petition 
for appointment of commissioners to apportion cost of main- 
taining the south metropolitan sewerage system. Commis- 
sioners appointed, and their report filed. Decree. 

Mexican Central Bailway Company, Limited, v. Common- 
wealth. Bill in equity to recover tax paid under protest. 
Beported to full court. Pending. 

Montague Electric Light and Power Company. Penalty for 
filing annual report late. Placed on file. 

Mountain, James E. Petition for release from Worcester In- 
sane Hospital. Petition dismissed. 

Mystic Wharf and Storage Company, Attorney-General v. Peti- 
tion for an injunction to restrain respondent from dumping 
material into tide water. Pending. 

National Assurance Company of Ireland v. Commonwealth. Bill 
to terminate trust, Pending. 

Neall, Frank L., et al. v. Commonwealth et al. Bill of com- 
plaint to establish a lien on funds held by treasurer under 
B, L., c. 118, § 94. Pending. 



178 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Nickerson, Joseph. Claim for damage to State highway, caused 
by breaking of mill dam at South Yarmouth. Pending. 

2\orthern Mutual Relief Association, Attorney-General ex reh 
Insurance Commissioner v. Petition to the Supreme Judi- 
cial Court for Suffolk County for an injunction and the ap- 
pointment of a receiver. Injunction granted, and Samuel 
H. Hudson of Boston appointed receiver. Pending. 

Old Colony Railroad Company, Commonwealth v. Interest on 
corporation tax for 1904. Pending. 

O'Neil, John, et dl. v. Commonwealth. Writ of error. Pending. 

O'Reily, Richard P., v. Samuel Dalton et ah. Petition to the 
Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County for a writ of 
certiorari^ claiming want of jurisdiction by the board 
appointed under St. 1893, c. 367, § 65, in the matter of 
the reorganization of the Eighth Regiment of Infantry, 
M. V. M. Disposed of. 

Paine, Robert Treat, v. Commonwealth. Petition to Superior 
Court for a jury to assess damages sustained to property on 
Mt. Vernon Street, caused by the lowering of the grade of 
Mt. Vernon Street. Settled. 

Peare, George R., v. Socialist Labor Party. Petition to the 
Municipal Court for Suffolk County for an inquest, under 
St. 1898, c. 548, § 305. Pending. 

Peterson, Jacob J. S., Wm. B. de las Casas et dl. v. Petition for 
injunction to restrain respondent from cutting ice in Charles 
River in Waltham. Decree. 

Pittsfield Electric Street Railway Company. Petition by the 
Commonwealth for alteration of tracks of said railroad in 
Dalton. Pending. 

Polish Fraternal Benefit Society of St. Stanislaw Bishop. The, 
Attorney-General ex rel. v. Information for failure to com- 
ply with R. L., c. 119, § 14. Disposed of. 

Preferred Mercantile Company of Boston, Attorney-General v. 
Information in nature of quo warranto to annul charter for 
misuse. Reserved for consideration of full court. Rescript, 
187 Mass. 516. 

Preferred Mercantile Company, The, Commonwealth v. Peti- 
tion for appointment of a receiver. Burton P. Gray ap- 
pointed receiver. Pending. 

Raboin, Israel, executor, v. Louis Raboin, Jr., et al. Appeal from 
decree of Probate Court, allowing will of Louis Raboin, Sr. 
Pending. 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 179 

Bossi, Maria, petitioner. Petition for writ of habeas corpus. 
Writ issued, and prisoner remanded. 

S. T. MaDan Company, Commonwealth v. Action of contract 
to recover for goods bought of Massachusetts State Prison. 
Pending. 

Sargent, Clara J., v. State Board of Lunacy and Charity. Supe- 
rior Court, Essex County. Appeal on a complaint charging 
neglect of children under St. 1882, c. 181. Pending. 

Scinicariello, Antonio, v. Commonwealth. Petition for writ of 
error. Petitioner was discharged by consent. 

Scully, John T., v. Commonwealth. Petition to recover amount 
paid by plaintiff for tide water displaced in Mystic Eiver. 
Beserved for consideration of full court. Eescript, 188 
Mass. 178. 

Seabury, George T. Claim for damage to State highway, caused 
by breaking of mill dam at South Yarmouth. Pending. 

Sherburn, Leslie M., v. Edward Y. Brown et al. Bill of com- 
plaint for injunction, and appointment of board of appeal 
to hear matter complained of. Dismissed. 

Shoe and Leather Mercantile Agency, Benjamin F. Bridges, 
Warden, v. State Prison claim. Settled. 

Smith, Maurice, v. Commonwealth. Petition for a writ of error 
to the Superior Court to reverse sentence. Pending. 

Somes, John E., v. Armory Commissioners. Settled. 

South Shore Masonic Mutual Belief Association of Massachu- 
setts, Insurance Commissioner v. Petition to the Supreme 
Judicial Court for Suffolk County, under St. 1895, c. 340, 
for an injunction and the appointment of a receiver. In- 
junction issued, and J. H. Flint appointed receiver. Pend- 
ing. 

Starkey, Amos, Commonwealth v. Action to recover money paid 
by Preferred Mercantile Company. Dismissed. 

Sudilkover Benefit Society, Incorporated, Attorney-General ex 
rel. v. Information for failure to comply with E. L., c. 119, 
§ 14. Disposed of. 

Sun Indemnity Assurance Society, Attorney-General v. Peti- 
tion for an injunction and the appointment of a receiver. 
Injunction issued, and Prescott Keyes, Esq., appointed re- 
ceiver. Pending. 

Supreme Council of United Fellowship, Insurance Commissioner 
v. Petition to the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk 
County, under St. 1895, c. 340, for an injunction and the 



180 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

appointment of a receiver. Injunction issued, and Oscar 
Storer, Esq., of Boston, appointed receiver. Pending. 

Taunton Safe Deposit and Trust Company, Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts v. Petition for injunction and appointment 
of receiver. Frederick S. Hall appointed receiver. 

Taylor, Edgar B., et al. v. Robert Wilson and the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts. Action of contract. Pending. 

Templeton Street Railway Company, Massachusetts Highway 
Commission v. Petition in equity to compel compliance 
with orders of board changing location of tracks of said 
company. Pending before full court on appeal. 

Templeton Street Railway Company, Commonwealth v. Petition 
for mandamus. Decree. 

Titcomb, George H., v. Cape Cod Ship Canal Company, George 
A. Marden, Treasurer, et al. Petition for injunction to re- 
strain the Treasurer of the Commonwealth from the pay- 
ment of money under St. 1883, c. 259, and St. 1891, c. 397. 
Pending. 

Tufts, Nathan, et al., Bradford, Treasurer, v. Claim for tide 
water displaced in the Mystic River. Pending. 

Union Health and Accident Company, Attorney-General ex rel. 
v. Petition for injunction and appointment of a receiver 
under R. L., c. 120. Wilfred Bolster appointed receiver. 
Pending. 

Union Trust Company, Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Pe- 
tition for injunction and receiver. Charles F. Choate, Jr., 
and Samuel W. McCall appointed receivers. Pending. 

United Brotherhood, Independent Order of Worcester, Incorpo- 
rated, Attorney-General ex rel. v. Petition for injunction 
and the appointment of a receiver. Injunction issued and 
Simon G. Friedman appointed receiver. Pending. 

United States v. Certain Land in Hull. Petition to condemn 
land in Hull. Pending. 

Vineyard Haven Gas and Electric Light Company. Claim for 
failure to file gas return. Disposed of. 

Vose, Julien W. Proceedings to abate filling of tide water with- 
out a license. Pending. 

Wells, Frank H. Claim for tide-water displacement. Pending. 

Wendelschaefer, Felix, v. Joseph E. Shaw, Chief Massachusetts 
District Police. Bill in equity praying for relief from orders 
of building inspector of District Police. Disposed of. 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 181 

Wenham Mutual Benefit Association, Attorney-General ex rel. v. 
Information for failure to comply with B.. L., c. 119, § 14. 
Pending. 

Westborough Insane Hospital v. New York, New Haven & Hart- 
ford Bailroad Company. Claim for damages to property of 
hospital caused by collision at Talbot. Pending. 

Wildey Casualty Company, Attorney-General ex rel. Insurance 
Commissioner v. Petition to the Supreme Judicial Court for 
Suffolk County for an injunction and the appointment of a 
receiver. Injunction granted, and Archie N. Frost, Esq., of 
Lawrence, appointed receiver. Pending. 

Willard, Joseph, et al., trustees, Commonwealth v. Gas and Elec- 
tric Light Commissioners' tax for 1905. 

Wollaston Land Association. Claim for tide-water displacement. 
Disposed of. 

Wyman, Ida Belle, Commonwealth v. Action to recover money 
paid by Preferred Mercantile Company. Dismissed. 



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[Jan, 



COLLECTIONS. 



Collections have been made by this department as follows : — 

Corporation taxes for the year 1904, overdue and referred 
by the Treasurer of the Commonwealth to the Attorney- 
General for collection, . $35,452 21 

Interest, 399 10 

Costs, 421 58 

Miscellaneous, 10,675 51 

Total, $46,948 40 

The following table shows a detailed statement of the same : — 





Collected on 








Account of 








Corporation Tax 


Interest. 


Totals. 




for 1904. 






A. B. & E. L. Shaw Company, . 


§776 88 


|4 53 


$781 41 


American Department Store Com- 








pany, 


19 84 


73 


20 57 


American Finance Company, 


4 98 


- 


4 98 


American Securities Corporation, 


8 30 


- 


8 30 


Angier Company, 


89 64 


63 


90 27 


B. & E. Corporation, . 


116 20 


3 48 


119 68 


Barker Lumber Company, . 


257 88 


1 29 


259 17 


Bay State Chair Company, . 


55 97 


39 


56 36 


Bay State Distilling Company, . 


43 06 


29 


43 35 


Bedford Clothing Company, 


75 53 


- 


75 53 


Bliss Coal Company, . 


4 28 


01 


4 29 


Bliss Manufacturing Company, . 


24 90 


25 


25 15 


Boston & Haverhill Despatch 








Company, .... 


83 00 


63 


83 63 


Boston Book Binding and Sta- 








tionery Company, 


12 45 


09 


12 54 


Boston Book Company, 


1,245 00 


- 


1,245 00 


Boston Cycle and Sundry Com- 








pany, 


348 60 


4 90 


353 50 


Boston Dental Depot, Incorpo- 








rated, 


311 25 


1 95 


313 20 


Boston Knitting Mills, 


50 00 


- 


50 00 


Boston Mirror Company, . 


92 96 


65 


93 61 


Boston Safety Can Opener Com- 








pany, 


16 60 


15 


16 75 



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Collected on 








Account of 








Corporation Tax 
for 1904. 


Interest. 


Totals. 


Brighton Coal Company, . 


1119 52 


$0 80 


$120 32 


Brockway-Smith Corporation, . 


1,245 00 


5 39 


1,250 39 


Bnrditt & Williams, . 


645 00 


6 54 


651 54 


C. E. Woodward & Co., Incorpo- 








rated 


249 00 


1 87 


250 87 


C. W. Russell Company, 


49 80 


1 49 


51 29 


C. W. Spencer Company, . 


40 67 


27 


40 94 


Campello Leather Company, 


89 64 


89 


90 53 


Carbon & Putnam Company, 


8 48 


07 


8 55 


Century Light Company of 








America, 


28 90 


63 


29 53 


Charles P. Kearns Company, 


250 00 


1 75 


251 75 


Charles S. Brown Company, 


796 80 


4 38 


801 18 


Chas. P. Whittle Manufacturing 








Company, .... 


312 61 


1 97 


314 58 


Child Acme Cutter and Press 








Company, .... 


132 80 


90 


133 70 


Chilmark China Clap Corpora- 








tion, 


7 30 


- 


7 30 


Clifford Barber Supplies Com- 








pany 


16 60 


40 


17 00 


Coffin Valve Company, 


376 82 


2 76 


379 58 


Colonial Corporation, . 


4 98 


02 


5 00 


Colonial Furniture Company, 


107 90 


72 


108 62 


Consolidated Box Machine Com- 








pany, 


71 19 


36 


71 55 


Consolidated Drug Company, 


16 60 


12 


16 72 


Conway Electric Street Railway 








Company, .... 


9 04 


- 


9 04 


Copeland Loom Company, . 


32 37 


32 


32 69 


Crocker Drug Company, 


24 90 


15 


25 05 


Dean Whiting Elevator Com- 








pany, 


41 50 


42 


41 92 


E. E. Perry Company, 


192 59 


1 28 


193 87 


E. Gerry Emmons Corporation, . 


216 46 


6 12 


222 58 


E. H. Saxton Company, 


107 90 


80 


108 70 


E. P. Sanderson Company, . 


951 81 


6 67 


958 48 


Eastern Egg Company, 


80 87 


56 


81 43 


Edgar P. Lewis Confectionery 








Company, .... 


66 40 


- 


66 40 


Edwards Boat Building Com- 








pany, 


46 48 


- 


46 48 


Ernest L. Noera Shoe Company, 


108 89 


54 


109 43 


Essex Paper Company, 


118 95 


81 


119 76 


Excelsior Laundry Company, 


94 80 


04 


94 84 


F. C. Brunelle Manufacturing 








Company, .... 


77 52 


42 


77 94 


F. H. Lane Company, . 


159 36 


60 


159 96 


F. P. Norton Company, 


39 84 


1 20 


41 04 


Falk & Nathan Cigar Company, 


83 00 


2 49 


85 49 


Felton Turner Heating Com- 








pany, 


207 50 


1 90 


209 40 


Fidelity Mercantile Agency of 








Springfield, .... 


18 26 


14 


18 40 



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Collected on 








Account of 








Corporation Tax 
for 1904. 


Interest. 


Totals. 


Flexible Metal Manufacturing 








Company, .... 


$58 10 


$0 42 


$58 52 


Frank H. Hall Company, . 


46 48 


2 27 


48 75 


Fred H. Lucas Carriage Com- 








pany, 


830 00 


40 67 


870 67 


Frederick J. Quinby Company, 


780 20 


31 20 


811 40 


Gardner Gas, Fuel and Light 








Company, .... 


97 35 


- 


97 35 


Geo. P. Bingham Company, 


20 00 


60 


20 60 


Graham Shoe Company, 


182 60 


1 21 


183 81 


Greenmont Shoe Company, 


18 59 


07 


18 66 


Griffith Stillings Press, 


356 66 


1 42 


358 08 


H. F. Ross Company, . 


215 80 


1 40 


217 20 


H. M. Kinports Company, . 


53 12 


62 


53 74 


Hampden Securities Company, . 


99 60 


75 


100 35 


Hanover Printing Company, 


16 60 


11 


16 71 


Henry H. Tuttle Company, 


809 25 


7 15 


816 40 


Hibbard & Mason Incorporated, 


99 60 


45 


100 05 


Holly Whip Company, 


5 00 


15 


5 15 


Holyoke Auto Storage and Re- 








pair Company, .... 


19 09 


12 


19 21 


Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington 








Railroad Company, . 


108 39 


16 


108 55 


Hopkinton Building Association, 


29 05 


22 


29 27 


Howe & French Corporation, 


830 00 


5 81 


835 81 


Howland Piano Company, . 


5 00 


- 


5 00 


Hoyle Lumbering Company, 


83 00 


3 98 


86 98 


Hunt Leather Goods Company, . 


749 87 


4 37 


754 24 


Independent Insurance Agency, 








Incorporated, . . 


17 09 


- 


17 09 


J. D. Jewett Company, 


498 00 


3 48 


501 48 


J. F. Kimball Company, 


50 00 


35 


50 35 


J. F. Wright Shoe Company, 


83 00 


54 


83 54 


J. H. Butler Lumber Company, 


131 25 


- 


131 25 


J. H. Williams Wall Paper Com- 








pany 


116 20 


76 


116 96 


J. P. & W. H. Emond, Incor- 








porated, 


249 00 


12 20 


261 20 


J. W. Col ton Company, 


141 10 


80 


141 90 


J. Maro Harriman Drug Com- 








pany, 


83 00 


60 


83 60 


J. Ouimette Junior Company, . 


350 92 


92 


351 84 


Jacobs & Son Company, 


55 00 


- 


55 00 


Jensen Brothers Company, 


202 85 


- 


202 85 


John Burnett & Co., Incor- 








porated, 


15 00 


1 60 


16 60 


John Cavanagh & Son Building 








Moving Company, . 


249 00 


1 43 


250 43 


Joseph Fournier Sons Company, 


45 41 


- 


45 41 


Kennedy & Sullivan Manufac- 








turing Company, 


401 32 


36 11 


437 43 


L. C. Clark Company, 


33 20 


30 


33 50 


L. R. Sweatland Company, . 


73 70 


52 


74 22 


Lang & Jacobs Company, . 


107 90 


40 


108 30 



1906.] 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 



185 





Collected on 








Account of 








Corporation Tax 
for 1904. 


Interest. 


Totals. 


LeBarron Foundry Company, 


$223 68 


$1 68 


$225 36 


Lewis J. Bird Company, 


83 00 


41 


83 41 


Lord & Co., Incorporated, . 


265 60 


2 26 


267 86 


Lynn Ice Company, 


304 67 


14 62 


319 29 


M. B. Spooner Company, . 


11 00 


- 


11 00 


MacDonald Company, 


39 84 


1 12 


40 96 


Manufacturers Bottle Company, 


39 84 


40 


40 24 


Massachusetts Real Estate Com- 








pany, 


119 52 


1 76 


121 28 


Mechanical Improvement Com- 








pany, 


50 00 


35 


50 35 


Mellish & Byfield Company, In- 








corporated, .... 


498 00 


9 73 


507 73 


Mercantile Law and Collection 








Company, .... 


17 76 


12 


17 88 


Minard's Liniment Manufactur- 








ing Company, .... 


307 76 


3 08 


310 84 


Moore Drop Forging Company, 


224 10 


1 54 


225 64 


National Club Women's Cor- 








poration, 


19 25 


_ 


19 25 


New England Abrasive Com- 








pany, 


68 97 


45 


69 42 


New England Bedding Com- 








pany, 


175 67 


1 23 


176 90 


New England Bolt and Nut 








Company, .... 


722 10 


3 61 


725 71 


New England Manufacturing 








Company, .... 


29 88 


14 


30 02 


New England Motor Company, 


107 90 


85 


108 75 


New England Publishing Com- 








pany, 


415 00 


9 13 


424 13 


Newburyport Herald Company, 


21 58 


17 


21 75 


Newport Transfer Express Com- 








pany 


149 40 


1 12 


150 52 


News Publishing Company of 








Marlborough, .... 


13 94 


06 


14 00 


Norfolk Lumber Company, 


49 80 


33 


50 13 


North Shore Shoe Company, 


249 00 


1 25 


250 25 


Noyes & Dewar Company, . 


152 25 


1 52 


153 77 


Outfitters 1 Credit Company, 


99 60 


69 


100 29 


Paul N. Raymond Company, 


19 25 


14 


19 39 


Pearsons Drug Company, . 


199 20 


- 


199 20 


People's Coal, Ice and Lumber 








Company, .... 


162 68 


65 


163 33 


People's Combination Clothing 








Company, .... 


249 00 


2 75 


251 75 


People's Furniture Company, 


73 04 


86 


73 90 


Persons Manufacturing Com- 








pany, 


83 00 


54 


83 54 


Pittsfield Spark Coil Company, 


152 02 


3 36 


155 38 


Post Office Mountain Gold Min- 








ing Company 


61 32 


1 71 


63 03 


Post Office Pharmacy, Incor- 








porated, 


49 80 


35 


50 15 



186 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S . 


REPORT 


[Jan. 




Collected on 








Account of 








Corporation Tax 
for 1904. 


Interest. 


Totals. 


Puritan Carbonating Company, 


$344 86 


$0 98 


$345 84 


Qninsigamond Lake Steamboat 








Company, .... 


34 86 


18 


35 04 


Randall-Faichney Company, 


233 69 


3 10 


236 79 


Reliance Manufacturing Com- 








pany, 


249 00 


1 65 


250 65 


Re-New Lamp Company, . 


365 59 


2 46 


368 05 


Richard Briggs Company, . 


1,986 98 


9 93 


1,996 91 


Robinson Luce Company, . 


49 80 


35 


50 15 


Samuel Ward Company, 


1,008 45 


6 88 


1,015 33 


Shady Hill Nursery Company, . 


415 00 


3 75 


418 75 


Silas Pierce & Co., Limited, 


1,774 67 


7 10 


1,781 77 


Simons Shoe Company, 


37 51 


- 


37 51 


Smalley, White & Hobbs, Incor- 








porated, 


60 09 


41 


60 50 


Springfield Co-operative Com- 








pany 


19 67 


13 


19 80 


Stephen Jennings Company, 


83 41 


2 33 


85 74 


Sterling Whip Company, . 


83 00 


63 


83 63 


Sumner Manufacturing Com- 








pany, 


16 60 


09 


16 69 


T. Norris Company, . 


49 80 


3 74 


53 54 


Tabers Hotel Help Agency, 


99 60 


75 


100 35 


Tarbett-Pheinester Company, 


20 58 


10 


20 68 


Taunton Evening News, 


56 44 


1 13 


57 57 


Taunton Motor Carriage Com- 








pany, 


51 95 


26 


52 21 


Teeling Baking Company, . 


60 75 


1 33 


62 08 


Textile American Publishing 








Company, . . • . 


75 00 


- 


75 00 


Train-Smith Company, 


830 00 


5 67 


835 67 


United States Credit Company, . 


73 17 


1 64 


74 81 


Warren, Brookfield & Spencer 








Street Railway Company, 


675 62 


4 73 


680 35 


Welch & Atwood Company, 


72 32 


44 


72 76 


Wharff Advertising Sign Com- 








pany, 


7 96 


- 


7 96 


Williams & Everett Company, . 


249 00 


1 00 


250 00 


Wilson Brothers Company, 


29 88 


20 


30 08 


Wilson Building Moving Com- 








pany, 


99 60 


50 


100 10 


Wilson Jewelry Company, 


813 40 


26 16 


839 56 


Wm. Bourne & Son Piano Com- 








pany, 


166 00 


91 


166 91 


Worcester Instantaneous Water 








Heater Company, 


7 93 


- 


7 93 


Worcester Transcendent Light 








Company, .... 


132 80 


1 06 


133 86 


Worcester Umbrella Company, . 


139 00 


1 25 


140 25 


Worcester Wood and Lumber 








Company, .... 


68 55 


1 03 


69 58 


Xylite Lubricating Company, 


99 60 


33 


99 93 




$35,452 21 


$399 10 


$35,851 31 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 187 



Miscellaneous Collections. 
A. H. Demond Company, penalty for failure to file corpora- 
tion returns, $235 00 

A. Zeigler & Sons Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 175 00 

Aldrich Manufacturing Company, penalty for failure to file 

corporation returns, 50 00 

American Card Clothing Company, penalty for failure to 

file corporation returns, 95 00 

American Citizen Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 110 00 

American Cotton Yarn Exchange Company, excise tax, . 10 25 

American Gymnasia Company, penalty for failure to file 

corporation returns, 10 00 

Arthur Treat Company, penalty for failure to file corpora- 
tion returns, 65 00 

Asahel Wheeler Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 65 00 

Ayer Electric Light Company, Gas and Electric Light Com- 
missioners' tax, 9 17 

B. & A. D. Fessenden Company, penalty for failure to file 
corporation returns, 45 00 

B. R. Holcomb Company, penalty for failure to file corpora- 
tion returns, 65 00 

Ballou, Gilbert M., Gas and Electric Light Commissioners' 

tax, 1 62 

Bay State Card and Paper Company, penalty for failure to 

file corporation returns, 60 00 

Bay State Cordage Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 85 00 

Bay State Distilling Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 155 00 

Bay State Shoe and Leather Company, penalty for failure to 

file corporation returns, 65 00 

Beacon Falls Rubber Shoe Company of Boston, The, penalty 

for failure to file corporation returns, .... 75 00 

Beacon Manufacturing Company, penalty for failure to file 

corporation returns, 105 00 

Ben Franklin Press, penalty for failure to file corporation 

returns, , 5 00 

Block Plant Electric Light Company, penalty for failure to 

file gas return on time, 15 00 

Boston Herald Company, penalty for failure to file corpora- 
tion returns, 55 00 

Boston Ice Cream and Baking Company, penalty for failure 

to file corporation returns, 125 00 

Boston Pneumatic Power Company, excise tax, ... 50 00 

Boston Show Company, penalty for failure to file corpora- 
tion returns, 155 00 



188 ATTORKEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Bradlee & Chatrnan Company, penalty for failure to file 
corporation returns, $60 00 

Bridgewater Electric Company, Gas and Electric Light Com- 
missioners 1 tax, 6 65 

Bridgewaters Water Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 25 00 

Brightwood Brick Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 125 00 

Brockton Industrial Corporation, penalty for failure to file 
corporation returns, 125 00 

Brophy Brothers Shoe Company, penalty for failure to file 
corporation returns, 95 00 

Brown Hill Mining Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 40 00 

Burnett Paint Company, penalty for failure to file corpora- 
tion returns, 20 00 

C. O. Sweet & Son Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 130 00 

Cape Ann Granite Railroad Company, corporation tax, . 186 79 

Century Light Company of America, penalty for failure to 

file corporation returns, 50 00 

Charles A. Snow Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 15 00 

Cleveland-Cheever Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 65 00 

Coates Clipper Manufacturing Company, penalty for failure 
to file corporation returns, 85 00 

Coldwell-Gildard Company, The, penalty for failure to file 

corporation returns, 185 00 

Concord Mills, penalty for failure to file corporation re- 
turns 185 00 

Consumers' Coal Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 10 00 

Crescent Worsted Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 60 00 

Cutter Tower Company, penalty for failure to file corpora- 
tion returns, 85 00 

Daniel Russell Boiler Works, Incorporated, penalty for failure 
to file corporation returns, 206 58 

Davis & Dudley Ice Cream Company, penalty for failure to 

file corporation returns, 75 00 

Dillon Machine Company, penalty for failure to file corpora- 
tion returns, 100 00 

E. R. Brown Beer Pump Company, penalty for failure to file 

corporation returns, 10 00 

East India Extract Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 30 00 

Electric Cable Joint Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 75 00 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 189 

Electric Storage Battery Company, costs recovered in suit, . $ 141 32 

Erickson Electric Equipment Company, penalty for failure 

to file corporation returns, 60 00 

Fisher-Churchill Company, The, penalty for failure to file 

corporation returns, 40 00 

Fitzpatrick Shoe Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 125 00 

Frank P. Bennett & Co., Incorporated, penalty for failure to 

file corporation returns, 105 00 

G. E. Brown Building Company, penalty for failure to file 

corporation returns, 125 00 

Gardner Gas, Fuel and Light Company, Gas and Electric 
Light Commissioners' tax, 14 97 

Geo. C. Gill Paper Company, The, penalty for failure to file 

corporation returns, 15 00 

George D. Emerson Company, penalty for failure to file 
corporation returns, 35 00 

George W. Olney Woolen Company, penalty for failure to 
file corporation returns, 85 00 

Gordon Clasp Company, excise tax, . . . . 10 00 

Greenfield Recorder Company, The, penalty for failure to 
file corporation returns, 50 00 

Grueby-Faience Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 65 00 

Guyer Hat Company, The, penalty for failure to file corpo- 
ration returns, 35 00 

Hampshire & Worcester Street Railway Company, Railroad 

Commissioners' tax, 19 29 

Henneman Coffee Roaster Company, penalty for failure to 
file corporation returns, 135 00 

Henry W. Goodman Company, The, penalty for failure to 
file corporation returns, . 10 00 

Hill & Bouve, claim for board of Mary E. Davis at West- 
borough Insane Hospital, on account, .... 200 00 

Hinckley Rendering Company, penalty for failure to file 

corporation returns, 65 00 

Hodge Boiler Works, The, penalty for failure to file corpo- 
ration returns, 35 00 

Holyoke Valve and Hydrant Company, The, penalty for 
failure to file corporation returns, 155 00 

Hunt Metal Corner Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 50 00 

I. H. Wiley, Waxine Company, excise tax, .... 30 00 

J. D. Jewett Company, penalty for failure to file corpora- 
tion returns, 95 00 

J. H. Conant Company, penalty for failure to file corpora- 
tion returns, 65 00 

J. W. Luther Company, penalty for failure to file corpora- 
tion returns, 55 00 



190 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Jensen Brothers Company, penalty for failure to file corpo- 
ration returns, $35 00 

Jones & Meehan, claim for storage on Commonwealth flats 
at South Boston 20 00 

Kendall Building Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 50 00 

L. C. Stndley Company, penalty for failure to file corpora- 
tion returns, 5 00 

L. E. Knott Apparatus Company, penalty for failure to file 
corporation returns, 15 00 

L. J. Barwood Company, penalty for failure to file corpora- 
tion returns, 10 00 

L. R. Sweatland Company, The, penalty for failure to file 
corporation returns, 20 00 

Larsson Whip Company, penalty for failure to file corpora- 
tion returns, 40 00 

Lawrence Market Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 15 00 

Lawyers Information Company, penalty for failure to file 

corporation returns, 50 00 

Lynde Brothers Box Company, penalty for failure to file 
corporation returns, 50 00 

Lyons & Alexander Company, penalty for failure to file 
corporation returns, 125 00 

Macy, Edward J., claim for board of Edward B. Macy at 
Worcester Insane Hospital, on account, .... 36 00 

Maiden Mail Company, The, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 40 00 

Marblehead Building Association, penalty for failure to file 
corporation returns, . . 65 00 

Massachusetts Oilless Bearings Company, penalty for fail- 
ure to file corporation returns, 35 00 

Massaemet Yarn Mills, The, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 25 00 

Mechanics Iron Foundry Company, penalty for failure to 
file corporation returns, 50 00 

Medfield Water Company, penalty for failure to file corpo- 
ration returns, 10 00 

Merchants 1 Box and Cooperage Company, penalty for fail- 
ure to file corporation returns, 40 00 

Metropolitan Coal Company, claim for damage to " Enter- 
prise," caused by collision, 142 20 

Middlesex Real Estate Association of Cambridge, penalty 

for failure to file corporations, 5 00 

Minard's Liniment Manufacturing Company, penalty for 

failure to file corporation returns, 25 00 

Mollins Veterinary Remedy and Food Company, The, 
penalty for failure to file corporation returns, ... 60 00 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. 191 

Montague Electric Light and Power Company, penalty for 

failure to file gas return on time, $215 00 

Mutual District Messenger Company of Boston, penalty for 
failure to file corporation returns, 50 00 

Nantucket Union Store, penalty for failure to file corpora- 
tion returns, 165 00 

Narragansett Mining and Milling Company, penalty for 

failure to file corporation returns, 20 00 

National Fibre Tube Works, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 40 00 

Navin & Kelly Company, penalty for failure to file corpo- 
ration returns, 40 00 

New England Publishing Company, The, penalty for fail- 
ure to file corporation returns, 25 00 

New Western Reduction Company, penalty for failure to 
file corporation returns, 20 00 

Packard & Bailey Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 50 00 

Patrick Gillon Company, penalty for failure to file corpora- 
tion returns, 40 00 

People's Coal, Ice and Lumber Company, penalty for fail- 
ure to file corporation returns, 145 00 

People's Gas and Electric Company of Stoneham, penalty 

for failure to file gas return on time, .... 60 00 

People's Ice Company of Worcester, penalty for failure to 

file corporation returns, 45 00 

Pilgrim Fathers Hall Association, penalty for failure to file 
corporation returns, 65 00 

Post Office Pharmacy, Incorporated, penalty for failure to 
file corporation returns, 30 00 

Quincy Consolidated Grocery and Provision Company, 
penalty for failure to file corporation returns, ... 20 00 

R. Guastavino Company, penalty for failure to file corpora- 
tion returns, 125 00 

Rafter Two-Color Roller Company, The, penalty for failure 
to file corporation returns, 25 00 

Randall-Faichney Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 195 00 

Robbins Spring Water Company, penalty for failure to file 
corporation returns, 95 00 

Rockland Factory Building Association, penalty for failure 
to file corporation returns, 50 00 

Rockport Ice and Cold Storage Company, penalty for failure 
to file corporation returns, 40 00 

Sawyer Drug Company, penalty for failure to file corpora- 
tion returns, 40 00 

Selvey-Wyckoff Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 15 00 



192 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan. 

Smith & Anthony Company, penalty for failure to tile cor- 
poration returns, . f 50 00 

Standard Chemieal Company, excise tax, .... 2 50 

Star Credit Clothing Company, penalty for failure to file 
corporation returns, 35 00 

Stony Brook Water Power Company, penalty for failure to 
file corporation returns, 40 00 

Thorn Medicine Company, The, penalty for failure to file 
corporation returns, 85 00 

Train-Smith Company, penalty for failure to file corporation 
returns, 115 00 

Tremont Garage Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, . . . 65 00 

Twentieth Century Amusement Company, The, penalty for 
failure to file corporation returns, 25 00 

United States Credit Company, penalty for failure to file 
corporation returns, 35 00 

Victor Metals Company, penalty for failure to file corpora- 
tion returns, 200 00 

W. K. Farrington Press, penalty for failure to file corpora- 
tion returns, 50 00 

Waltham Street Railway Company, Railroad Commissioners' 
tax, 8 37 

Waltham Watch Tool Company, The, penalty for failure to 

file corporation returns, 40 00 

Warner Motor Company, penalty for failure to file corpora- 
tion returns, 40 00 

Warren Steam Pump Company, penalty for failure to file 
corporation returns, 45 00 

West Ware Paper Company, penalty for failure to file cor- 
poration returns, 40 00 

Weymouth Light and Power Company, penalty for failure 

to file gas return on time, 145 00 

Weymouth Water Power Company, penalty for failure to 
file corporation returns, 320 00 

Whitman Manufacturing Company, penalty for failure to 
file corporation returns, 25 00 

Wiley & Russell Manufacturing Company, penalty for failure 
to file corporation returns, 65 00 

William C. Norcross Company, penalty for failure to file 
corporation returns, 105 00 

Worcester, County of, interest on money advanced to county 

on account of State highway, 800 80 

Total, $10,676 51 



1906.] 



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RULES OF PEACTICE 

In Interstate Rendition. 



Every application to the Governor for a requisition upon the 
executive authority of any other State or Territory, for the deliv- 
ery up and return of any offender who has fled from the justice 
of this Commonwealth, must be made by the district or prose- 
cuting attorney for the county or district in which the offence 
was committed, and must be in duplicate original papers, or cer- 
tified copies thereof. 

The following must appear by the certificate of the district or 
prosecuting attorney : — 

(a) The full name of the person for whom extradition is 
asked, together with the name of the agent proposed, to be prop- 
erly spelled. 

(b) That, in his opinion, the ends of public justice require 
that the alleged criminal be brought to this Commonwealth for 
trial, at the public expense. 

(c) That he believes he has sufficient evidence to secure the 
conviction of the fugitive. 

(d) That the person named as agent is a proper person, and 
that he has no private interest in the arrest of the fugitive. 

(e) If there has been any former application for a requisition 
for the same person, growing out of the same transaction, it must 
be so stated, with an explanation of the reasons for a second 
request, together with the date of such application, as near as 
may be. 

(f) If the fugitive is known to be under either civil or crim- 
inal arrest in the State or Territory to which he is alleged to have 
fled, the fact of such arrest and the nature of the proceedings on 
which it is. based must be stated. 

(g) That the application is not made for the purpose of en- 
forcing the collection of a debt, or for any private purpose what- 
ever; and that, if the requisition applied for be granted, the 
criminal proceedings shall not be used for any of said objects.