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such advice; and many visits have been made by the secretary and the engineers for the purpose of inspection and advice upon such matters as have been referred to the Board for investigation.

The following table presents some of the more important work of the Board in a condensed statistical form:

STATISTICAL TABLE FOR THE YEAR ENDING SEPT. 30, 1891. Whole number of samples of food and drugs examined during the year,

5,294 Samples of milk examined (included in the foregoing),

2,726 Whole number examined since beginning of work in 1883,

40,965 Whole number of samples of milk examined since beginning of work in 1883, .

20,732 Number of warning notices issued relative to adulteration during

439 Nuniber of prosecutions against offenders during the year,

150 Number of convictions during the year,

135 Amount of fines secured during the year,

$2,668.35 Force employed at Boston, for food and drug inspection, chemists and assistants,

4 At Amherst,

1

the year,

.

Inspectors,

3

Total, .

8

UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT TO PROTECT THE PURITY OF

INLAND WATERS.

(This table applies to the calendar year ending Dec. 31, 1891.)

29

Applications for advice from cities, towns and others :

Relating to water supply,
Relating to sewerage and drainage,
Relating to pollution of streams,

21 3

53

1,526

Number of samples of water examined chemically and microscop

ically at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, . Number of samples of sewage, water and sand examined chemi

cally and bacteriologically at Lawrence Experiment Station, Additional samples examined bacteriologically at Lawrence Ex

periment Station, .

2,353

580

Total number of samples examined,

4,459

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The number of applications received since July, 1886, when the act relating to water supply and sewerage first went into operation, is as follows:

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The expenses of the Board during the year ending Sept. 30, 1891, under the three appropriations for general expenses, food and drug inspection, and water supply and sewerage work, were as follows:

GENERAL EXPENSES. Salaries, .

$5,994 96 Printing,

1,053 38 Travelling,

795 94 Special investigations,

401 62 Postage, .

367 75 Books, subscriptions and bindiug.

334 64 Express,

298 75 Stationery,

200 99

Telephone,
Type-writer and catalogue cases,
Chemical analysis, .
Office incidentals,
Plans and maps,
Type-writing,
Advertising,
Telegrams,

$151 00 105 00 66 00 82 22 23 40 15 90 16 00 2 75

.

Total,

$9,910 30

FOOD AND DRUG INSPECTION.
Salaries of chemists,
Salaries of inspectors,
Travelling expenses and purchase of samples,
Legal services,
Incidentals, bottles, corks, etc.,
Printing,

$1,700 00 3,100 00 2,075 00 118 40 16 72 9 29

Total,

$10,019 41

WATER SUPPLY AND SEWERAGE.

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.

.

Salaries,
Experiment Station at Lawrence (labor, rent and materials),
Travelling,
Rent at Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Express, .
Apparatus,
Printing,
Stationery,
Maps and blue prints,
Paid observers,
Postage, .
Telegrams,

. $17,851 48 5,107 78

875 51 875 00 718 67 193 71 108 36 91 67 64 22 33 00 12 58 4 76

Total,

- $26,236 74

HENRY P. WALCOTT.
JOSEPH W. HASTINGS.
HIRAM F. MILLS.
FRANK W. DRAPER.
JOHN M. RAYMOND.
MORRIS SCHAFF.
ELIJAH U. JONES.

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