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IV. REPORT ON THE STATISTICS OF MUNICIPAL FINANCES.

(Public Document No. 79.)

The first Report on the Statistics of Municipal Finances was issued in September, 1908, and covered municipal fiscal years ending between November 30, 1906, and April 1, 1907. The reports for this and for later years contain tabular presentations showing the Cost of Municipal Government in Massachusetts; Summarized Statement of All Receipts and Payments, together with Analysis Tables and Definitions of Terms intended to promote uniformity in accounting and presentation of municipal reports. The first and second reports are now out of print. The ninth Annual Report covers municipal fiscal years ending between November 30, 1914, and March 31, 1915. Any of the reports now in print will be sent upon application.

V. THE MUNICIPAL BULLETİN.

These Bulletins contain matter relating to municipal affairs, especially finances, and are intended to promote a sound and efficient administration of city and town government in Massachusetts. That indicated by an asterisk (*) is now out of print; those which remain in print will be mailed upon application,

No. 1. January, 1910. A Uniform Classification of Municipal Receipts and Payments Prescribed for the Cities and Towns of Massachusetts as a Basis for a Standard System of Accounts and Reports.

No. 2. July, 1910. Recent Legislation relative to Town Finances and Municipal Accounts. (Superseded by Bulletin No. 7.)

No. 3. January, 1911. The Issue and Certification of Town Notes Under the Provisions of Chapter 618 of the Acts of 1910.

No. 4. March, 1911. Outstanding Indebtedness of Certain Cities and Towns of Massachusetts Against which no Sinking Funds are being Accumulated or for the Extinguishment of which no Annual Payments of Principal are being made.

No. 5. July, 1913. Laws relating to Municipal Finances, including the Municipal Indebtedness Act of 1913, the Acts requiring the Certification of Town and District Notes, providing for the Auditing of Accounts, and the Installation of Accounting Systems by the Bureau of Statistics, making of Annual Returns of Financial Transactions, etc. (Superseded by Bulletin No. 7.) Laws relating to Municipal Finances with amendments of 1914. (Superseded by Bulle

No. 6. July, 1914. tin No. 7.) No. 7. July, 1915. Laws relating to Municipal Finances with amendments of 1914 and 1915. (Supersedes Bulletins Nos. 2, 5, and 6.) (Supplement, issued in 1916, contained amendments of 1916.)

VI. REPORT ON THE STATE FREE EMPLOYMENT OFFICES.
(Public Document No. 80.)

Free employment offices are maintained under the jurisdiction of this Bureau in Boston, Springfield, Fall River, and Worcester. The first Annual Report on the State Free Employment Offices was published in 1907. The annual reports contain statistical tables and descriptive matter relative to the work of the offices, and, with the exception of the 1st and 4th (out of print), ' will be sent upon application. The ninth Annual Report was issued in January, 1916, and cov ered the year ending November 30, 1915.

VII. SPECIAL REPORTS.

Special reports, except those indicated by an asterisk (*), which are now out of print, will be mailed upon application.

January 4, 1911. A Special Report on the Cost of Retirement Systems for State and County Employe in Massachusetts. January 6, 1911. The Population of Massachusetts as Determined by the Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 Report of a Special Investigation relative to the Indebtedness of the Cities and Towns of ? Report of a Special Investigation relative to the Sinking Funds and Serial Loans of the the Commonwealth.

April 15, 1912. the Commonwealth. March 5, 1913. Cities and Towns of

August 1 1913. A Directory of Massachusetts Manufactures, 1913.

August 1, 1914.

Report on Power Laundries in Massachusetts, 1913,

December 15, 1916. Report of a Special Inquiry relative to Aged and Dependent Persons in Massachusetts,

1915.

VIII. THE DECENNIAL CENSUS.

The Decennial Census of the Commonwealth for 1905 was published complete in four volumes, now out of print. The Decennial Census for 1915 was taken as of the date April 1, 1915, and the returns are now being tabulated.

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ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS OF THE MASSACHU

SETTS BUREAU OF STATISTICS

Rooms 250-254, State House, Boston

The Bureau is organized into five permanent divisions: 1. The Administration Division, charged with duties supervisory in relation to the several divisions; 2. The Labor Division, engaged in the collection and tabulation of statistical and other information relating to matters affecting labor and the condition of the working people, as well as questions of general economic and social interest; 3. The Manufactures Division, which collects and tabulates Statistics of Manufactures; 4. The Municipal Division, which collects and tabulates Statistics of Municipal Finances, audits municipal accounts and installs accounting systems in cities and towns, and supervises the issuance of town notes; 5. The Public Employment Offices Division, embracing the administration of the State Public Employment Offices, of which there are four, located respectively at 8 Kneeland Street, Boston; 47 Water Street, Springfield; 182 Bank Street, Fall River; and 48-52 Green Street, Worcester. During the period of taking and compiling the Census a sixth division, the Census Division, is organized. The functions of the Bureau and the duties of the Director are summarized in Section 1 of Chapter 371 of the Acts of 1909, entitled "An Act to Provide for a Bureau of Statistics," as follows:

SECTION 1. There shall be a Bureau of Statistics, the duties of which shall be to collect, assort, arrange, and publish statistical information relative to the commercial, Industrial, social, educational, and sanitary condition of the people, the productive industries of the Commonwealth, and the financial affairs of the cities and towns; to establish and maintain free employment offices .; and to take the Decennial Census of the Commonwealth required by the Constitution and present the resulte thereof in such manner as the General Court may determine.

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PUBLICATION OF THIS DOCUMENT

APPROVED BY THE

SUPERVISOR OF ADMINISTRATION.

BUREAU OF STATISTICS

CHARLES F. GETTEMY, Director

LABOR BULLETIN No. 118

(Being Part VI of the Annual Report on the Statistics of Labor for 1916)

EIGHTH ANNUAL REPORT

ON

LABOR ORGANIZATIONS

FOR THE YEAR

1915

DECEMBER 1, 1916

BOSTON

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING COMPANY

STATE PRINTERS

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