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outside of said building or buildings; or who tears down or displaces any sign, placard, poster or notice placed on any quarantined building or buildings by order of the Board of Health; may be arrested forthwith, without warrant, by any of the members of the State Board of Health or of the local Boards of Health, or by any of the quarantine officers appointed by the State Board of Health, under the authority herein given; and any person, not a physician, nurse, or other duly authorized attendant or visitor, lay, professional or clerical, to any quarantined building or buildings, who, upon credible information communicated either to any member of the State Board of Health or of the local Boards or to any quarantine officer, is charged with breaking quarantine regulations or successfully inducing others to break quarantine regulations, by coming out of, or by entering into and coming out of, any quarantined building or buildings and mingling with other people, or going to places where people congregate, either hall, house, shop, store, farm, postoffice, church, street, highway or road; or by sending, by messenger, express or post, packages, parcels, goods or supplies, which have not been previously marked "permitted” by the physician in charge, from any quarantined building or buildings to any point outside of said building or buildings; or who is charged with tearing down or displacing any sign, placard, poster or notice placed on any quarantined building by order of the Board of Health; may be arrested, upon warrant, by any of the members of the State Board of Health or of the local Boards of Health, or any of the said quarantine officers, or any other constable, police officer of this Commonwealth; and such person so offending, whether arrested with or without warrant, as above provided, shall be deemed guilty of a misde

. meanor, and upon conviction, in the court of quarter Misdemeanor, sessions for the proper county, of any of the acts hereinbefore stated, shall be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, and undergo an imprisonment not exceeding one year, either or both, at Fine and penalty. the discretion of the court.

Section 4. That the sum of fifty thousand dollars be and the same is hereby specifically appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise ap

Appropriated. propriated, to the State Board of Health, for the purpose of assisting the people of the communities in which small-pox now exists, or may hereafter exist, in stamping out said disease, and in carrying out the purposes of this law.

Section 5. This act shall continue in force for the period of two years from the date of its passage, and no longer. Approved–The 25th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

Arrest upon
warrant.

Limitation of act.

No. 59.

AN ACT

Deputy Commis.
sioner of Fores.
try,
Clerk.

Authorizing the Governor to appoint a Deputy Commissioner

of Forestry, and an additional clerk in the office of the Commissioner of Forestry.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That on and after the passage of this act, the Governor be and he is hereby authorized to appoint a Deputy Commissioner of Forestry, at a salary of twenty-five hundred dollars per annum, and an additional clerk in the office of the Commissioner of Forestry, at a salary of fifteen hun dred dollars per annum. Approved-The 25th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 60.

AN ACT

Tuberculosis of cattle.

Inspection,

To encourage the repression of tuberculosis of cattle, and to

provide for the disposition of the carcasses of meat-producing animals that are infected with tuberculosis to a degree that renders their flesh unfit for use as food.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever it comes to the knowledge of the secretary of the State Live Stock Sanitary Board, or an agent of that board who is authorized to inspect animals, that a meat-producing animal, killed for food, was found to be infected with tuberculosis, or with a disease resembling tuberculosis, it shall be the duty of the secretary of the State Live Stock Sanitary Board, either himself or by deputy, or of an authorized agent of the State Live Stock Sanitary Board, to make an inspection of the said dead animal and its parts, for the purpose of ascertaining whether it is or was infected with tuberculosis, and, if infected, to what extent.

Section 2. If it shall be found that the animal, from which the carcass or meat came, was infected with tuberculosis, of other infectious disease, and to a degree that renders the flesh unfit for use as food, the said dead animal, carcass or meat, shall be condemned, and shall be disposed of by the use of any method that is approved by the State Live Stock Sanitary Board. For the guidance of inspectors of animals and meats, and of agents of the State Live Stock Sanitary Board, rules for the inspection of the carcasses of meat-producing animals may be promulgated by the State Live

Condemnation of
and disposition
of carcass,

Rules for inspection.

Stock Sanitary Board, or, in the absence of such rules, the rules of the United States Bureau of Animal Industry, that cover the inspection of animals and carcasses for tuberculosis in abbattoirs under federal inspection, shall be observed.

Section 3. When it is decided by a meat inspector, approved in respect to competency and reliability by the secretary of the State Live Stock Sanitary Board, or by a member or agent of the State Live Stock Sani. tary Board, and certified by him in writing on an Certificate. official form that shall be provided for this purpose by the State Live Stock Sanitary Board, that the flesh of a meat-producing animal is unfit for use as food, on account of the fact that the animal from which it came was infected with tuberculosis to an injurious degree, the said meat or carcass may be appraised, by agree. Appralsement. ment between a member or agent of the State Live Stock Sanitary Board and the owner or his agent, or, if an agreement cannot be made, three appraisers shall be appointed, one by the owner or his agent, one by the State Live Stock Sanitary Board or its authorized agent, and the third by the two so appointed, who shall, under oath or affirmation, fairly and impartially appraise the meat or carcass, taking into consideration its apparent market value at the time of appraisement: Provided, however, That such appraised valuation shall not exceed five cents per pound, nor twenty-five dollars for the entire carcass.

Section 4. The amount of the agreed or appraised How appraised valuation shall be paid by the State Live Stock Sani. be paid. tary Board, in the same manner as other expenses of said board are paid, upon the presentation of satisfactory certificates of condemnation and valuation, and satisfactory evidence in writing that the condemned animal has been continuously in the State of Pennsyl. vania for not less than four months prior to slaughter, and that the carcass was disposed of in a way that had been approved by the State Live Stock Sanitary Board. Approved—The 25th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

Valuation,

valuation shall

No. 61.

AN ACT

To amend section one of an act, approved the fourteenth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven, entitled "An act in relation to appeals from justices of the peace and aldermen."

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of said act, approved the fourteenth day of July, one thousand

ment.

eight hundred and ninety-seven, which reads as fol

lows: “That from and after the first day of July, one Section 1, act of thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven, no appeal July 14, 1897, cited for amend- shall be entertained from the judgment of a justice of

the peace or alderman, unless the appellant, or his attorney or agent, shall make affidavit that the appeal is not for delay, but because he verily believes that injustice has been done,” be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 1. That from and after the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred and three, no appeal shall be allowed from the judgment of a justice of the peace

or alderman, unless the appellant, or his attorney or Appeal from agent, at the time of taking said appeal, shall make judgment of jug

affidavit in writing that the appeal is not for delay,
but because he verily believes that injustice has been
done.
Approved–The 25th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

tice of peace or alderman,

No. 62.

AN ACT

Attorney General's Department.

Chief clerk.

Law clerk,

To fix the number of clerks and employes of the Attorney Gen

eral's Department, and the salaries of the same. Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the passage of this act, in addition to the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, whose duties and salaries shall remain as now provided by law, the Attorney General's Department shall consist of the following clerks and employes, who shall be appointed by the Attorney General:

One chief clerk, learned in the law, who shall receive the sum of twenty-two hundred dollars per annum.

One law clerk, learned in the law, who shall receive the sum of twenty-two hundred dollars per annum.

One private secretary, who shall be a skilled stenographer, and who shall receive the sum of sixteen hun. dred dollars per annum.

One stenographer, who shall receive the sum of nine hundred dollars per annum.

One messenger, who shall receive the sum of six hundred dollars per annum.

Section 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith be and the same are hereby repealed. Approved–The 25th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

Private secretary.

Stenographer.

Messenger.

Repeal.

No. 63.

AN ACT

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Amending the forty-first section of an act, entitled "An act pro

viding when, how, upon what property, and to what extent, liens shall be allowed for taxes, and for municipal improvements, and for the removal of nuisances; the procedure upon claims filed therefor; the methods for preserving such liens and enforcing payment of such claims; the effect of judicial sales of the properties liened, and the manner of distributing the proceeds of such sales," approved the fourth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and one.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section forty-one Liens for taxes, of an act, entitled "An act providing when, how, upon what property, and to what extent, liens shall be allowed for taxes, and for municipal improvements, and for the removal of nuisances; the procedure upon claims filed therefor; the methods for preserving such liens and enforcing payment of such claims; the effect of judicial sales of the properties liened, and the manner of distributing the proceeds of such sales," approved the fourth day of June one thousand nine hundred and one, which reads as follows:

“Section 41. This act shall apply only to claims Section 44;, act of wherein the right to file a lien after the date of its for amendement. approval; but the rights of other claimants, under existing laws, shall remain unaffected by its passage, and all claims properly filed thereunder are hereby validated," be, and the same is, hereby amended so as to read as follows: Section 41. This act shall apply only to claims

Application of wherein the right to file a lien accrues after the date of its approval; but the rights of other claimants, under existing laws, shall remain unaffected by its passage, and all claims properly filed thereunder are hereby validated. And this act shall not apply to taxes assessed upon unseated land. Approved—The 26th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML, W. PENNYPACKER.

, 1901,

act.

No. 64.

AN ACT

Authorizing and empowering the several cities of this Com

monwealth to purchase, or acquire by condemnation proceedings, such real estate, within the city limits, as they may need, upon which to erect or construct municipal buildings, fire engine houses, gas and electric light works, and, within or without the city limits, upon which to erect hospitals, water-works, and poorhouses, and for the purpose of a poor-farm.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the several cities cities may acof this Commonwealth shall have power to acquire by for certain purpurchase any real estate, within the city limits, which poses.

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