Chap. 0014 An Act making appropriations for the expenses of the state almshouse, the state workhouse, the state prisons, the state primary school, the state reform school for boys, the state industrial school for girls, the state detective force, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted, &c, as follows:
Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth, from the ordinary revenue, unless otherwise ordered, for the purpose of meeting the current expenses of the institutions hereinafter named, and for other purposes, during the year eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, to wit: -
For the payment of salaries and wages at the state almshouse at Tewksbury, a sum not exceeding nineteen thousand six hundred dollars; and for other current expenses of said institution, a sum not exceeding sevenfrv-two thousand four hundred dollars.
For the payment of salaries and wages at the state primary school at Monson, a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand eight hundred dollars; and for other current expenses of said institution, a sum not exceeding forty-three thousand five hundred dollars.
For expenses of the general agent of the board of state charities, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars.
For expenses of the secretary of the board of state charities, a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars.
For expenses of the visiting agent of the board of state charities, a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars.
For expenses of the agent for the sick state poor, a sum not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars.
For travelling and other expenses of the board of state charities, a sum not exceeding eight hundred dollars.
For the support and relief of state lunatic paupers in state hospitals, and in the state asylum for the chronic insane at Worcester, a sum not exceeding ninety-five thousand dollars.
For the support of state paupers by cities and towns, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars.
For the burial of state paupers by cities and towns, a sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars.
For the temporary support of state paupers by cities and towns, a sum not exceeding forty thousand dollars.
For the support of Indian state paupers, a sum not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars.
For the support of pauper convicts, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars.
For the re-imbursement of the Massachusetts infant asylum, for the support of infants having no known settlement in the Commonwealth, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars.
For the transportation of state paupers, to be expended under the direction of the general agent of the board of state charities, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars.
For the re-imbursement of cities and towns for expenses incurred in the transportation of state paupers to the state almshouse, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars.
For expenses attending the management of cases of settlement and bastardy, and in connection with complaints of, or in behalf of, persons confined as lunatics, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars.
For expenses incurred in connection with small-pox and other diseases dangerous to the public health, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars.
For the Massachusetts school for idiotic and feebleminded youth, a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand five hundred dollars.
For the annuities due from the Commonwealth, incurred by the acceptance of the bequests of' the late Martha Johonnot, a sum not exceeding one thousand three hundred dollars.
For other annuities, a sum not exceeding one thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars.
For pensions, a sum not exceeding seven hundred and sixteen dollars.
For expenses incurred by the advisory board of -women for sundry institutions, a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars.
reformatory and correctional.
For the salary of the chief of the state detective force, two thousand five hundred dollars; for the compensation of the detectives, a sum not exceeding thirty-six thousand dollars; for travelling expenses actually paid by said detectives, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars; and for incidental and contingent expenses, a sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars.
For the payment of salaries and wages at the state prison, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars; and for other current expenses of said institution, a sum not exceeding ninety-five thousand dollars.
For the payment of salaries and wages at the state reform school at Westborough, a sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand five hundred dollars; and for other current expenses of said institution, a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars.
For the payment of salaries and wages at the state industrial school at Lancaster, a sum not exceeding eight thousand five hundred dollars; and for other current expenses of said institution, a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand dollars.
For the payment of salaries and wages at the state workhouse at Bridgewater, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars; and for other current expenses of said institution, a sum not exceeding thirty-eight thousand dollars.
For expenses incurred in the arrest of fugitives from justice, a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars.
For the salary of the agent for the relief of discharged convicts, one thousand dollars; and for the expenses of said agent, a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars.
For expenses incurred in connection with medical examinations and inquests, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars.
For expenses of the board of prison commissioners, a sum not exceeding two thousand one hundred dollars.
For the payment of salaries and wages at the state prison for women, a sum not exceeding eighteen thousand dollars; .and for other current expenses of said institution, a sum not exceeding forty-four thousand five hundred dollars.
For fees and expenses incurred in the removal and commitment of prisoners to the prison for women, a sum not exceeding one thousand five hundred dollars.
Sectiun 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved February 20, 1S78.