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STATEMENT OF APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURES.

Appropriation for 1911,

For law library,

For salaries of assistants,

For expert services,
For clerks,.

For office stenographers,

Telephone operator, .

For messenger,

For expenses in the abolition of grade crossings:

Salary of engineer,

Other expenses incidental thereto, .

For office expenses,

For court expenses,

Total expenditures,

Costs collected, .

Expenditures.

Net expenditures,

$3,222 99

574 36

$45,000 00

496 18 13,745 14

171 27

3,458 33 2,400 00

480 00 1,200 00

3,797 35

2,389 32

3,661 99

$31,799 58

1,936 01

$29,863 57

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL,
BOSTON, Jan. 17, 1912.

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives.

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 this department during the year, to the number of 5,338, are tabulated below:

Corporate franchise tax cases,

Extradition and interstate rendition,

Grade crossings, petitions for abolition of,

Indictments for murder,

Inventories and appraisals, .

Land Court petitions, .

Land-damage cases arising from the taking of land by the Armory Commissioners,

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

Land-damage cases arising from the taking of land by the Charles
River Basin Commission,

Land-damage cases arising from the taking of land by the Massachusetts Highway Commission,

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

ropolitan Park Commission,

Land-damage cases arising from the taking of land by the Met-
ropolitan Water and Sewerage Board, .
Land-damage cases arising from the taking of land by the State
Board of Insanity,

Land-damage cases arising from the taking of land by the Wren-
tham State School,

Land-damage cases arising from the taking of land by the Greylock Reservation Commission,

Miscellaneous cases arising from the work of the above-named

commissions,

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Miscellaneous cases,

Petitions for instructions under inheritance tax laws,

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635

93

103

38

175

11

3

4

29

14

11

13

8

1

2

29 223

27

Public charitable trusts,

Settlement cases for support of persons in State Hospitals,
All other cases not enumerated above, which include suits to re-
quire the filing of returns by corporations and individuals and
the collection of money due the Commonwealth,

. 3,798

110

11

CAPITAL CASES.

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

PETER DELOREY and JAMES MANTIR, indicted in Middlesex County, March, 1909, for the murder of Annie Mullins, at Arlington, on March 27, 1908. They were arraigned June 16, 1909, and pleaded not guilty. Frank McDermott, Esq., Henry H. Winslow, Esq., and John A. E. Maroney, Esq., were assigned by the court as counsel for the defendants. In November, 1909, the defendants were tried by a jury before Fox and White, J.J. The result was a verdict of guilty of manslaughter against Peter Delorey, and a verdict of guilty of murder in the second degree against James Mantir. Motion of defendants for a new trial was denied, and defendants' exceptions were overruled. The defendant Peter Delorey was thereupon sentenced to State Prison for a term of not more than twenty nor less than eighteen years; and the defendant James Mantir was sentenced to State Prison for life. The case was in charge of District Attorney John J. Higgins.

SARAH S. ELMES, indicted in Plymouth County, October, 1910, for the murder of an infant child, at Bridgewater, on June 4, 1910. She was arraigned March 15, 1911, and pleaded guilty to manslaughter. This plea was accepted by the Commonwealth, and the defendant was thereupon sentenced to the Reformatory for Women. The case was in charge of District Attorney Albert F. Barker.

WALTER G. FALL, indicted in Suffolk County, November, 1910, for the murder of Frank A. Rees, at Boston, on Nov. 10, 1910. He was arraigned Nov. 14, 1910, and pleaded not

guilty. William A. Morse, Esq., and Francis J. Geogan, Esq., were assigned by the court as counsel for the defendant. On Feb. 15, 1911, the defendant retracted his former plea, and pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree. This plea was accepted by the Commonwealth, and the defendant was thereupon sentenced to State Prison for life. The case was in charge of District Attorney Joseph C. Pelletier.

WALTER G. FALE, indicted in Suffolk County, November, 1910, for the murder of Frederick Schlehuber, at Boston, on Nov. 10, 1910. On Feb. 15, 1911, the defendant pleaded guilty to another indictment and this indictment was placed on file. The case was in charge of District Attorney Joseph C. Pelletier.

CARMELLO FERRO, indicted in Middlesex County, June, 1910, for the murder of Antonio DeLellis, at Framingham, on April 17, 1910. He was arraigned on June 20, 1910, and pleaded not guilty. Thomas J. Grady, Esq., and Maxham E. Nash, Esq., were assigned by the court as counsel for the defendant. In June, 1911, the defendant was tried by a jury before Hardy, J. The result was a verdict of guilty of manslaughter, and the defendant was sentenced to State Prison for a term not exceeding seven nor less than five years. The case was in charge of District Attorney John J. Higgins.

GEORGE ROBERT FREEMAN, indicted in Hampden County, May 1910, for the murder of Herbert E. White, at Ludlow, on Feb. 13, 1910. He was arraigned May 16, 1910, and pleaded not guilty. William H. McClintock, Esq., and Wallace K. Hardy were assigned by the court as counsel for the defendant. In May, 1911, the defendant was tried by a jury before Crosby, J. The result was a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree, and the defendant was sentenced to death by electrocution during the week beginning October 8, 1911. This sentence was commuted to imprisonment for life by the Governor, by and with the advice of the Council. The case was in charge of District Attorney Christopher T. Callahan.

GEORGE GIANAKOS, indicted in Middlesex County, September, 1910, for the murder of Aristides Georgopoulos, at Lowell, on July 30, 1910. He was arraigned Sept. 29, 1910, and pleaded not guilty. D. J. Donahue, Esq., and J. C. Johnston, Esq., were assigned by the court as counsel for the defendant. On June 23, 1911, the defendant retracted his former plea, and pleaded guilty to manslaughter. This plea was accepted by the Commonwealth, and the defendant was sentenced to State Prison for a term not exceeding ten nor less than eight years. The case was in charge of District Attorney John J. Higgins.

WASSILI IVANKOWSKI and ANDREI IPSEN, indicted in Essex County, September, 1910, for the murder of Thomas A. Landregan, at Lynn, on June 25, 1910. They were arraigned Oct. 6, 1910, and pleaded not guilty. John P. S. Mahoney, Esq., was assigned by the court as counsel for Wassili Ivankowski, and William D. Chapple, Esq., was assigned by the court as counsel for Andrei Ipsen. In November, 1910, the defendants were tried by a jury before Aiken, C.J. The result was a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree, and on Nov. 18, 1910, the defendants were sentenced to death during the week beginning March 5, 1911; which sentence was carried out on March 7, 1911. The case was in charge of District Attorney W. Scott Peters.

PETER MANITI, indicted in Worcester County, May, 1910, for the murder of Charles W. Potter, at Douglas, on Dec. 28, 1909. He was arraigned May 16, 1910, and pleaded not guilty. Michael T. Flaherty, Esq., Walter B. Kennedy, Esq., William A. Parshley, Esq., and Michael A. Heneberg, Esq., appeared as counsel for the defendant. In November, 1910, the defendant was tried by a jury before Harris, J. The result was a verdict of guilty of murder in the second degree. The defendant's motion for a new trial was denied, and he was sentenced to State Prison for life. The case was in charge of District Attorney George S. Taft.

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