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Ibid. § 10.

men have powers

G. S. 17, S 33.

had been committed in such county; and civil process from either G. S. 17, $ 9. county may run into and be executed within the common jurisdiction.

9. The courts in the county of Suffolk, concurrently with the Jurisdiction with courts of the several other counties in which parts of the territory over islands in hereinafter described are situated, shall have jurisdiction of all Boston Harbor. crimes, offences, and misdemeanors committed on the islands or waters in Boston Harbor which lie westerly of a line drawn from Point Alderton to the easternmost point of the Outer Brewster Island, and from thence to Short Beach, at the line dividing the towns of North Chelsea and Winthrop, as if said islands and waters were within the limits of the county of Suffolk; and also 1863, c. 177. of all crimes, offences, and misdemeanors committed in those portions of the town of Hull not embraced within the previous provisions of this section.

10. In the county of Suffolk, the aldermen of the city of In Suffolk, alderBoston shall have like powers and perform like duties within said

of county commiscity as are exercised and performed by the county commissioners sioners. of other counties, except such as relate to trials by jury, and the recovery of damages on such trials, in laying out, altering, or discontinuing, highways or townways.

11. In the county of Suffolk, the county commissioners for the In Chelsea, North county of Middlesex shall have jurisliction within the city of throp, commisChelsea and the towns of North Chelsea and Winthrop, and shall sioners of Middle exercise and perform therein all the powers and duties relating to Ibid. 3 34. highways, and to all other matters which, in their own county, are committed to their control and direction, except as is otherwise provided by law; and when performing duties which relate to said places, they shall be paid therefor by said places, or either of them, in such proportions as the commissioners may direct, at the rate of three dollars a day, and five cents a mile travel, for each commissioner attending in the case.

12. All the provisions of law concerning the powers, duties, To whom powers and liabilities of county commissioners and their clerks shall, missioners, &c., except where otherwise specially provided, be construed to appertain. include and apply to all other public officers who by law exercise the powers of such commissioners or clerks in the respective counties.

Chelsea, and Win

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Ibid. § 35.

COUNTY OFFICERS.

1. The judge of probate and insolvency is appointed by the Judge of probate. governor with the advice and consent of the council, and holds office during good behavior. Salary, $3,000; paid by the G. S. 119, ss 1, 16. commonwealth.

2. The district attorney, elected in November, 1868, and every District a torney.

Constitution, c. 1, $ 2, art. 9; c. 3, $ 1. 1867, c. 357, $ 1.

G. S. 10, SS 1, 2.
G. S. 112, § 4.
1 Allen, 358.
Ibid. 14, § 30.

Ibid. 10, SS 10, 13. 1867, c. 349, $1.

Assistant district

attorney.
G. S. 14, $ 32.
1867, c. 349, $ 1.

Sheriff.
Ibid. 10, SS 1, 5.

Ibid. 17, SS 51-64.

Ibid. 10, SS 10, 13.
Ibid. 17, $70.

Clerks of Courts.
Ibid. 10, SS 1, 3.

third year thereafter by the voters of Suffolk district (which is the same as Suffolk county), holds office for three years from the first Wednesday in January following said election. For sufficient cause he may be removed by the supreme judicial court. In case of a vacancy, the governor may appoint a person to fill such vacancy, who shall hold the office until the next annual election, or until another is chosen in his stead. In case of no election or a vacancy, the governor shall order a new election. Salary, $3,500; paid by the commonwealth.

3. The assistant district attorney for Suffolk district is appointed by the governor, and holds his office at the pleasure of the executive. Salary, $2,100; paid by the commonwealth.

4. The sheriff, elected in November, 1868, and every third year thereafter, holds office for three years from the first Wednesday in January following his election. He may be removed by the governor for cause, and the vacancy for this or any other cause may be filled by appointment by the governor; the person so appointed shall hold office until a successor is elected and qualified. In case of a failure to elect, or other vacancy, the governor shall order a new election to fill such vacancy. Salary, $2,500 ; paid by the county.

5. The clerks of the courts, to wit: one clerk of the supreme judicial court, and two clerks of the superior court (one for the civil and one for the criminal business), elected November, 1866, and every fifth year thereafter, by the voters of Suffolk county, hold their office for five years from the first Wednesday in January following their election. They may for cause be removed from office by the supreme judicial court. If a vacancy in the office of clerk of the supreme judicial court in Suffolk occurs, the justices of that court may appoint a clerk to hold office until the next annual election, or until another is elected or appointed ; and if there is a vacancy in the superior court, the justices of that court may in like manner appoint a clerk for a similar term. In case of

a failure to elect, or a vacancy, the governor shall order an elec1867, c. 295, $$ 1, 2,8. tion to fill such vacancy. For salaries they shall receive the

following sums out of the fees received by them respectively, to wit: the clerk of the supreme judicial court $3,000, the clerk of the superior court for civil business, $3,500, and the clerk of the superior court for criminal business, $3,000 ; and each clerk shall

in addition retain one half of the excess of the fees received by G. S. 121, $$ 23, 24. 'him over such salary, and the other half of such excess he shall

pay to the county. The justices of the supreme judicial court, and the justices of the superior court, may appoint assistant clerks in the same county for their several courts, to hold office for three years, subject to removal by the courts. The salary of

Ibid. 112, $4. 1 Allen, 358. Ibid. 121, $7.

Ibid. 10, SS 10, 13.
Ibid. 121, SS 23, 24.

Ibid, $ 8.

bate, &c.

1 Allen, 358. Ibid. 119, § 13.

1867, c. 357.

and every

Insolvency.
Ibid. 10, SS 1, 5.

the assistant clerk of the supreme judicial court is $2,000, and Ibid. § 26. that of the superior court for civil business, $2,000 ; paid by the 1867, c. 295, $ 5. county. When assistant clerks are unable to perform their duties 1863, c. 64, $$ 1, 2. the court may appoint assistant clerks pro tempore, who shall be sworn and give bonds, and be paid by the county ; the amount so paid to be deducted from the salary of the assistant clerk.l

6. The register of probate and insolvency elected in Novem- Register of prober, 1868, by the voters in Suffolk county, and every fifth year G. S. 10, $$ 1, 4. thereafter, holds his office for five years from the first Wednesday in January following his election. He may be removed for suffi- Ibid. 112, $ 4. cient cause by the supreme judicial court. If a vacancy occurs, the governor may appoint some person to fill the office until another is Ibid. $ 16. elected. Salary $3,000; paid by the commonwealth. The judge G. $. 10, $ 10. of probate, and insolvency, may appoint an assistant register to Ibid. 119, $$ 11, 16 hold office for three years, unless sooner removed by the judge. Salary, $1,500; paid by the commonwealth.

7. The commissioners of insolvency, three in number, elected Commissioners of in November, 1868, by the voters of Suffolk county, third year thereafter, hold office for three years from the first Wednesday in January following their election. For good cause Ibid. 112, $ 4.

, they may be removed by the supreme judicial court. In case of failure to elect, or if a vacancy occurs, the governor may fill the vacancy, by the appointment of a person to hold office until a new election. They are paid by fees.

8. The register of deeds for Suffolk county elected in Novem- Register of Deeds. ber, 1867, and to be elected every third year thereafter, holds office for three years.

He is to be sworn before one or more of the aldermen of Boston, and under their direction shall give bond for Ibid. 17, $ 86. the faithful discharge of his duties. When found guilty by the grand jury of misconduct in his official duties, or when, by infirmity, Ibid. 17, $ 88. he is incapable of discharging them, he shall be removed by the G. S. 17, $ 88. superior court. In case of removal, resignation, or death, the superior court shall appoint some person to fill the vacancy until a new Ibid. 17, $ 87. election. In case of death or disability, the person then acting as clerk in the office, shall receive and enter all deeds, instruments, 1863, c. 200, $ 2, and papers in the proper books of the office until the

vacancy

is filled, or the disability removed. He is paid by fees.

9. The treasurer of the city of Boston is, ex officio, treasurer County treasurer. of the county of Suffolk. He shall be sworn by one or more of Ibid. 17, $$ 44, 36. the aldermen of Boston, and shall give bond in such sum as the aldermen shall direct.

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Ibid, 17, § 81.

Ibid. 10, $ 10.
Ibid. 10, SS 1, 9.

G. S. 10, § 15.

1 For the election of clerks of municipal courts for civil and criminal business, see Courts, $ 3.

County commis-
sioners.
Ibid. 17, § 33; 43,
§ 77.
Master house of
correction.
1865, c. 241.
G. S. 178, § 56.

Coroners.
Constitution, c. 2,
§ 1, art. 9.
1861, c. 113, $1.
G. S. 17, 877; 175,
$ 15.

10. The aldermen of the city of Boston have the powers and duties of county commissioners, with certain exceptions.

11. The master of the house of correction in Suffolk is appointed by the directors for public institutions of the city of Boston. His compensation is established by the city council and board of directors, and is paid by the city.

12. Coroners and special coroners are appointed by the governor for seven years. If a coroner neglects or refuses to give bond, or the condition of his bond is broken, he is liable to be removed, and is subject to like penalties as are sheriffs. In Boston, the city auditor shall audit coroners' accounts.

13. In the county of Suffolk, the board of aldermen of the city of Boston shall be a board of accounts, who shall meet quarteryearly, and as much oftener as may be necessary, to allow bills of costs, accounts, and charges arising in the police court of the city of Boston, and in the maintenance and keeping of the prisoners in the jail of the county of Suffolk, and of other expenses and charges in keeping said jail and other places of confinement and punishment in said city. They shall certify such accounts, charges, and expenses as are allowed by them, by an indorsement thereon, addressed to the public officer by whom the same are payable.

Aldermen of Bos-
ton to be board of
accounts in Suffolk
county.
1866, c. 117, § 1.

COUNTY RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES.

RECEIPTS.

County receipts,

&c.

G. S. 116. SS 29, 30,
43; 121, SS 21, 23;
176, SS 1, 9–13.
1860, c. 191, $ 10.
G. S. 17, § 71.
G. S. 170, $ 47.

Fines, fees, forfeitures, penalties, forfeited recognizances, and costs recovered in prosecutions, in which any part of the costs are paid by the county, are to be paid to the county treasurer, where no other provision is especially made by law, whether received by the justices or clerks of the courts, or the sheriff, jailer, master of the house of correction, or master of the house. of industry, or any other person lawfully entitled to collect and receive the same; excepting that the clerks of the supreme judicial and superior courts may retain out of the fees received by them the amount of their several salaries, and one-half of the excess of said fees, not including fees for copies of papers which they are no required by law to furnish.

Rent of jail for confinement of prisoners committed by United States courts.

Fees paid by hawkers and pedlers for county licenses.

G. S. 50, $ 22.

EXPENDITURES.

The expenditures, enumerated below, strictly belong to the Expenditures. county and are treated here as such, although by special provisions of law in Suffolk the city of Boston pays all county G. S. 17, $ 6. charges.

The salaries of the assistant clerks of the supreme judicial Ibid. 121, $ 26. court and of the superior court.

The salary of the sheriff, and such compensation in addition G, S. 17, $ 70; 178, as the mayor and aldermen may order for the keeping of pris- 1860, c. 92.

1867, c. 295, $ 5.

oner's.

Ibid. 178, § 40.

1861, c. 172.

157, § 6.

§ 25.

$ 17.
1860, c. 191, SS 7, 8.

The salaries of the keepers of the court house, police court G. S. 17, $ 6. rooms, probate office, and of the office of the register of deeds.

The salary of the chaplain at the jail.

The pay of jurors and witnesses, deputy sheriffs, constables, Ibid. 176, $$ 4, 14, 17. and messengers, when on duty in the supreme judicial, superior, G.S. 116, $$ 21, 43; and municipal courts in Suffolk county, including the police court 115, $ 17, in Chelsea; and all incidental expenses in said courts.

The expenses of holding coroners' inquests on dead bodies, Ibid. 175, $$ 12-15; including the fees of coroner, when the person found dead is not a stranger.

The fees of commissioners and judges, and officers for com- Ibid. 75, § 11; 76, mitment of girls to State Industrial School at Lancaster, and of ibid. 76, $ 25. boys to the Reform School at Westborough, or the nautical branch of said school.

The payment of fines, forfeitures, penalties, and rewards fòr Ibid. 173, $ 6; 176, the breach of any law of the commonwealth received by the county, which by law enure to complainants or other parties.

The expense of building, repairing, and furnishing court G. S. 17, 8$ 5, 6; 29, houses, jails, houses of correction, fire-proof offices, and other necessary public buildings for the use of the county.

Fuel, lights, blanks, blank books, printing, stationery, and inci- Ibid. 116, $ 21; 115, dental expenses for all the courts (excepting courts of insolvency), register of deeds, register of probate, and including the 1861, c. 172. police court in Chelsea.

Making indexes of deeds and plans, and copying old ones in Ibid. 17. $$ 103, 107; the office of register of deeds, binding and filing papers and documents, and arranging the same, copying old records in any of the county offices, completing the recording of deeds, &c., that may have been left unfinished; and procuring copies of records or papers in the possession of any other county, city, or town, in which the county of Suffolk is interested; also, the preparing county maps.

Repairing and replacing the weights, measures, and balances, Ibid. 51, $$ 5, 6, 7.

S$ 3, 13; 178, $ 6; 118, § 13.

$ 17; 117, § 31; 17, $ 28; 29, SS 1, 2.

29, $S 1, 2, 7, 13.

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