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The Finance Commission is constituted under the Amended Charter of 1909. It consists of five commissioners appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Executive Council, the term of each being five years. The chairman of the Commission is named by the Governor. The members of the Commission, other than the chairman, serve without pay.
It is the duty of the Commission to investigate, at its discretion, all matters relating to appropriations, loans, expenditures, accounts and methods of administration affecting the City of Boston or the County of Suffolk, or any of their departments, and to report upon its investigations from time to time to the Mayor, the City Council, the Governor or the General Court.
The Commission is required to make an annual report, in January, to the General Court. It is also the duty of the Commission to report to the Mayor, the City Auditor or the City Treasurer as to the validity or proper amount of any doubtful pay-roll, bill or claim referred to it by them.
COUNTY OF SUFFOLK.
County Audiior.— RUPERT S. CARVEN.
Room 218, Court House. (Gen. Laws, Chap. 12, sec. 12, etc.; Stat. 1910, Chaps. 373, 439; Stat.
1912, Chap. 576; Stat. 1913, Chap. 602; Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap. 269; Stat. 1920, Chap. 451; Stat. 1922, Chap. 277; Stat. 1923, Chaps. 398,
485.) District Attorney.- Thomas C. O'BRIEN. Elected by the people in 1922
for term of four years ending January, 1927.
Room 408, Court House.
NOTE. - The District Attorney appoints six permanent assistants. All are paid by the State.
Associate Judge. — Clarence C. Smith. Appointed by the Governor. Recorder.— Charles A. Southworth. Appointed by the Governor for
term of five years ending in 1928.
INDEX COMMISSIONERS. Commissioners.- Samuel T. Harris, term ends in 1926. Ralph W. E.
Hopper, term ends in 1927. Ira C. Hersey, term ends in 1928. Clerk.- William J. Kurth.
Appointed in March, one each year, by a majority of the Justices of the Superior Court for the County of Suffolk for a term of three years, beginning April 1, and serve without pay.
REGISTER OF DEEDS.
(Gen. Laws, Chap. 36; Stat. 1895, Chap. 493; Stat. 1904, Chap. 452; Stat.
1910, Chap. 373; Stat. 1913, Chap. 737; Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap. 269;
Stat. 1920, Chap. 495.) Register of Deeds.- W. T. A. Fitzgerald. Elected by the people in 1922.
Term ends in January, 1929. The Register is ex officio Assistant
Recorder of the Land Court. First Assistant Register.— John J. Attridge. Appointed by the Register Second Assistant Register.- John W. Johnson. Appointed by the Register.
SHERIFF AND DEPUTY SHERIFFS.
(Gen. Laws, Chap. 37; Stat. 1910, Chap. 373; Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap. 269;
Stat. 1922, Chap. 525.) Sherif.- John A. Keliher. Elected by the people, November 2, 1920.
Term ends in January, 1927. As Jailer he receives additional com
pensation. Deputy Sheriffs for Service of Writs. Daniel A. Whelton, Henry G.
Gallagher, Richard F. Sweeney, Edmund P. Kelly, John J. Casey,
James P. Keliher, Thomas J. Wilson. Paid by fees.
Peter McCann, William A. McDevitt, Richard J. Murray, Oscar L.
miah J. McCarthy, John A. Finley, John F. Glynn, Thomas F. Lally. All debts and expenses of the County of Suffolk are borne by the City of Boston, unless otherwise specified.
COURT OFFICERS AND ASSISTANTS.
SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT.
Clerk for the Commonwealth.— Walter F. Frederick. Appointed by the
Court. Clerk for the County of Suffolk.- John F. Cronin. Elected by the people
in 1922. Tcrm ends in january, 1929.
Assistant Clerks.- John H. Flynn, Joseph Riley.
SUPERIOR COURT FOR CIVIL BUSINESS. Clerk.- Francis A. Campbell. Elected by the people in 1922. Term
ends in January, 1929. Assistant Clerk in Equity.— Henry E. Bellew. Assistant Clerks.- Edmund S. Phinney, George E. Kimball, Allen H.
Bearse, George A. Scheele, Flourence J. Mahoney, Charles J. Hart,
SUPERIOR COURT FOR CRIMINAL BUSINESS. Clerk.- John P. Manning. Elected by the people in 1922. Term ends
in January, 1929. Assistant Clerks.— John R. Campbell, Julian Seriack, John P. Manning,
Jr., and Walter A. Murray.
COURT OP PROBATE AND INSOLVENCY.
(Gen. Laws, Chap. 217; Stat. 1904, Chap. 455; Stat. 1910, Chap. 374;
Stat. 1912, Chap. 585; Stat. 1913, Chap. 791; Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap. 269; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 486, 487; Stat. 1922, Chap. 532.)
Judge.- Arthur W. Dolan.
The Judges of Probate are appointed by the Governor. They and the three other officials of this Court are paid by the State.
MUNICIPAL COURT OF BOSTON.
(Gen. Laws, Chap. 218; Stat. 1907, Chap. 179; Stat. 1908, Chap. 191; Stat.
1909, Chaps. 386, 434; Stat. 1911, Chaps. 231, 469, $ 5; Stat. 1912,
Chap. 284; Stat. 1922, Chaps. 309, 399, 532.]
Associate Justices.- John H. Burke, James P. Parmenter, William Sulli
van, Michael J. Murray, John Duff, Michael J. Creed, Thomas H.
Dowd, Joseph T. Zottoli. All judges appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Executive Council. Special Justices.- John A. Bennett, Abraham K. Cohen, John G. Brackett, Joseph A. Sheehan.
Terms of the Court. FOR CIVIL BUSINESS.- Every Saturday at 9 A. M., for trial of civil causes not exceeding $2,000. Clerk.- William F. Donovan. Appointed by the Governor. Assistant Clerks.- Warren C. Travis, Clesson S. Curtice, Volney D.
Caldwell, Michael F. Hart, Arthur W. Ashenden, James F. Tobin,
Louis B. Torrey, Frederick J. Dillon. FOR CRIMINAL BUSINESS.— Every day in the week (Sundays and legal
holidays excepted) at 9 A. M., for the trial of criminal causes. Clerk.- Edward J. Lord. Appointed by the Governor. Assistant Clerks.— Harvey B. Hudson, Charles T. Wil'ock, James G.
Milward, Francis S. A. Hanley, George A. Savage, Paul W. Carey, James F. Hardy, Edward A. Chalmers. Appointed by the Clerk of the Court with the approval of the Justices.
MUNICIPAL COURT, BRIGHTON DISTRICT.
Cambridge street, corner of Henshaw street.
MUNICIPAL COURT, CHARLESTOWN DISTRICT.
New Municipal Building, City square.
MUNICIPAL COURT, DORCHESTER DISTRICT.
Adams street, corner of Arcadia street.
EAST BOSTON DISTRICT COURT.
Court House, corner of Meridian and Paris streets, East Boston.
MUNICIPAL COURT, ROXBURT DISTRICT.
Court House, Roxbury street.
MUNICIPAL COURT, SOUTH BOSTON DISTRICT.
New Municipal Building, East Broadway.
MUNICIPAL COURT, WEST ROXBURY DISTRICT, INCL. HYDE PARK.
Court House (new), Morton street, Forest Hills.
BOSTON JUVENILE COURT.
Room 127, Court House. (Chap. 334, Acts of 1903; Chap. 489, Acts of 1906; Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap.
255; Stat. 1922, Chap. 399.]
Chapter 489 of the Acts of 1906, establishing a court to be known as the Boston Juvenile Court for the “Care, Custody and Discipline of Juvenile