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No. 182.

AN ACT

Authorizing and empowering road supervisors, in townships of the second class, to enter into contract with water companies for the placing of fire-hydrants in any village in said township, to purchase hose, et cetera, and to provide for the collection of funds for that purpose by levying tax upon all owners of property in the district benefited.

hydrants.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the road super- Townships of the visors of any township of the second class in this Com- second class. monwealth are hereby authorized and empowered, on the petition of the owners of a majority of the lineal feet frontage along any highway, or portion thereof, in any village within said township, to enter into contract with water companies for the placing of fire-hy- Contract for firedrants along said highway, for the protection of property from fire.

Section 2. The supervisors shall levy, for the maintenance of fire-hydrants and the purchase of hose, et cetera, an annual tax upon the property abutting upon Tax. said highway, and in the district benefited thereby, based upon the assessment for county purposes. Such tax shall become a lien against such property, and shall Lien. be collected in the same manner as other taxes. The collector to receive the same commission as on the road

tax.

Section 3. The township treasurer shall receive all Treasurer. taxes collected for fire protection, and keep the same in a separate account, and pay the same out only on orders signed by the chairman of the board of supervisors, attested to by the secretary, and make a report Roport. to the auditors of the township annually. APPROVED—The 25th day of May, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART,

No. 183.

AN ACT

Charities.

Authorizing the Board of Public Charities to appoint two

assistant general agents, and prescribing their duties. Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the Board of Pub- Board of Public lic Charities be, and are hereby, authorized to appoint two assistant general agents, who shall each be paid Assistant general annually the sum of two thousand dollars, and actual traveling expenses.

Section 2. It shall be the duty of the assistant general agents, provided for under the provisions of this act, when directed by either the Board of Public Chari.

agents,

Duties.

ties or the general agent thereof, to examine the condition of charitable, reformatory, or correctional institutions within the State, financially and otherwise.

Section 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith be and the same are hereby repealed. ARTROVED--The 25th day of May, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

Repeal.

No. 184.

AN ACT

To further amend an act, entitled "An act amending the

eighty-ninth section of the act, entitled 'An act relating to counties and townships and to county and township officers,'" approved the fifteenth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four, and amendment thereto, approved the twenty-fourth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven, making the compensation of assessors two dollars and fifty cents per day.

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Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the eighty-ninth pensation of

section of the act, entitled "An act relating to counties and townships and to county and township officers," approved the fifteenth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four, which reads as follows:

“Section 89. It shall be the duty of each assessor and assistant assessor to keep an account of the several days by him actually employed in the performance of his duties and to make return of the same to the commissioners of the county, verified by his oath or affirmation, and for each day necessarily so employed he shall receive the sum of one dollar," which was amended by an act, entitled "An act amending the eighty-ninth section of the act, entitled 'An act relating to counties and townships and to county and township officers,' " approved May twenty-fourth, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven, to read as follows:

“Section 89. It shall be the duty of each assessor and May 24. 1887cited assistant assessor to keep an account of the several days

by him actually employed in the performance of his duties, and to make return of the same to the county commissioners of the county, verified by his oath or affirmation, and for each day necessarily so employed he shall receive the sum of tuo dollars," be further

amended so it shall read as follows:Compensation.

Section 89. It shall be the duty of each assessor and assistant assessor to keep an account of the several days by him actually employed in the performance of his duties, and to make return of the same to the commissioners of the county, verified by his oath or affirma

Section 89, act of

tion, and for each day necessarily so employed he shall
receive the sum of two dollars and fifty cents.
APPROVED -The 25th day of May, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

No. 185.

AN ACT

To extend the provisions of the thirteenth section of an act, relating to roads and bridges in the county of York, approved the seventeenth day of February, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred sixty, to the other counties of this Commonwealth.

February 17, 1860,

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the provisions of Boadesand the thirteenth section of an act, entitled "An act relating to roads and bridges in the county of York," ap- County of York. proved the seventeenth day of February, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred sixty, which section reads as follows:

"Section 13. That in all cases where the action of the Section 13, act of court or grand jury shall be adverse to the grant of a cited. new road or bridge, no new petition to view the same site, or one substantially the same, shall be granted by the court until after the expiration of two years from the final decree of the court on the former application; nor shall any report recommending the erection of a dew bridge be presented to a subsequent grand jury, after two grand juries have refused to approve the same," be and the same are hereby extended to the other Extending proa counties of this Commonwealth. Section 2. That all acts inconsistent with the fore.

Repeal going are hereby repealed: Provided, That nothing Proviso. herein contained shall be so construed as to affect any proceedings commenced, or now pending, relative to the laying out or vacating any road within said Commonwealth. APPROVFD--The 25th day of May, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

visions to other counties,

No. 186.

AN ACT

To require the thorough cleansing of the inside of cans and other vessels, used in the shipment of milk or cream on railroads.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That all cans or other milk cans and vessels, used in the shipment of milk or cream on rail.

vessels.

Used in railroad shipment,

Cleansing of.

Neglect.

Fine.

roads, shall be thoroughly cleansed of the refuse of milk or cream, and other foreign matter, in, or adhering to the inside of, such can or other vessel, before shipment, and reshipment of same back to the original shipper thereof.

Section 2. Any person or persons who shall fail or neglect to cleanse the cans or other vessels as provided for in section one of this act shall be liable to a penalty, not exceeding fifty dollars, for each and every violation of this act, to be recovered in the name of the Commonwealth, as debts of equal amount are by law recorerable, by any person or persons who may sue for the same. All moieties or fines shall be paid into the county treasury of the respective counties of the Commonwealth where suit is brought; be paid to the treasurer of the county where such suit shall have been brought.

Section 3. In default of the payment of the penalty, recovered as provided for in section two of this act, the person or persons against whom such penalty is recovered shall be committed to the jail of the proper county, for as many days as the penalty recovered is in dollars. APPROVED — The 25th day of May, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

Default.

Commitment.

No. 187.

AN ACT

Public health.

State Livestock
Sanitary Board,

To protect the public health by providing for the prevention

of the preparation and sale of meat and food products which are unsound, unhealthful, unwholesome, and otherwise unfit for human food; defining what shall be regarded as meat and meat food products; authorizing the appointment and compensation of local meat inspectors; authorizing the State Livestock Sanitary Board to enforce the provisions of this act, to make rules and regulations for its enforcement, and to appoint agents to assist in its enforcement; and to provide penalties for the violation or perversion hereof.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the State Live stock Sanitary Board is hereby authorized to organize and to administer, in accordance with the provisions of this act, a service for the purpose of protecting the consumers of meats from injury by diseased, contaminated, putrid, or otherwise unsound, unhealthful. or unwholesome meats or meat food products, unfit for human consumption. The State Livestock Sanitary Board shall formulate and promulgate rules and regulations for the disposal of the carcasses of diseased animals. So far as they are applicable and are ap. proved, the meat inspection regulations of the United States Department of Agriculture may be adopted and promulgated by the State Livestock Sanitary Board.

Rules and regulations.

Definition,

Places and ve

Agents, appoint

Section 2. No person, firm, or corporation, or any officer or agent of such person, firm or corporation, shall sell, offer for sale, expose with intent to sell, or prepare for use as human food, any meat or meat product from an animal that is in such condition that its flesh is unsound, unhealthful, unwholesome, or oth- Unsound and unerwise untit for human food. Nor shall any unsound, and meat food unhealthful, or unwholesome meat or meat product be products." sold, or offered for sale, or exposed with intent to sell, for use as human food, or be manufactured or prepared for use as human food.

The terms meats and meat food products, wherever used in this act, shall include and apply to all carcasses, or parts of carcasses, of cattle, sheep, swine, and goats, and the meat or meat food products thereof.

Section 3. The owners, lessees, occupiers, or managers of all abattoirs, slaughtering, packing, butchering, meat-canning, meat manufacturing or rendering establishments, and of places or vehicles where meat is prepared, stored, sold, or transported, shall keep hicles shall be such establishments, places, and vehicles in a whole condition. some, clean and sanitary condition.

Section 4. The Governor is hereby authorized and empowered to appoint ten persons to serve as agents to assist in the enforcement of the provisions of this act. Such agents shall have knowledge of the diseases ment of. of meat producing animals, and shall be versed in the conditions that affect the soundness, healthfulness, and wholesomeness of animal food products. An appropriate standard of fitness for appointees to these offices shall be established and maintained by the State Livestock Sanitary Board.

Section 5. Agents of the State Livestock Sanitary Board, as provided for in section four of this act, shall receive a salary of one thousand eight hundred dollars per year, and their actual necessary traveling expenses while engaged in the proper duties of their penses. office: Provided, however, That such expenses shall not exceed one hundred dollars per month.

Section 6. It shall be the duty of agents of the State Livestock Sanitary Board, as provided in this act, to Duty of agents, perform such services prescribed by this act as may be imposed by authority of the State Livestock Sanitary Board. Such agents are authorized, without let or hindrance, to enter upon any premises, or to enter any place, building, vehicle, or vessel, used for the storage, Right of entry preparation, or transportation of animals or their and products, and to examine, in any way that may be necessary, any animals, meats, or meat food product there found, for the purpose of determining whether such animals, meats, or meat food products are, or may be made into, sound, wholesome, and healthful human food. Animals, carcasses, or parts thereof, that are

Qualifications.

Salaries and ex

examination.

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