Imágenes de páginas

oils, kerosene, gasoline, or any product of petroleum, whose duty it is to inspect, test, gauge and brand the same within the city, to report monthly to the mayor of the city the number of packages inspected, etc., in the manner required by the statute. [R. S. 1889, Chap. 87, Art. 1.

SEC. 15. Statement of expenditures by candidates for municipal office to be filed when.-Every person who shall be a candidate before any caucus or convention, or at any primary election, or at any election for state or municipal office, shall, within thirty days after such election make out and file with the officer empowered by law to issue the certificate of election to such office, and a duplicate thereof with the recorder of deeds for the county in which such candidate resides, sworn statements in writing setting forth all sums of money expended by him in connection with the said election, etc. No officer authorized by law to issue commissions or certificates of election shall issue commissions or certificates of election to any such person until such statement shall have been so made, verified and filed with said officer, etc. Any person failing to comply with the provisions of the foregoing law is liable to a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, etc. No person shall enter upon the duties of any elective office until he shall have filed the statement, etc., required by the law. [Laws 1893, p. 160. Amended Laws 1895, p. 173.

SEC. 16. Road and street crossings to be maintained. It is the duty of every railroad company to construct and maintain good and sufficient crossings where its railroad crosses public roads or town streets, of the materials and in the manner particularly described by the statutes. And also place and constantly maintain at all crossings of public roads or streets, a sign in large letters painted on boards, "railroad crossing." If the railroad company fails to maintain said crossing or to put up said sign board, the city authorities must notify the company in writing of the necessity of such construction or erection by delivering a copy of

such notice to the agent of the company most convenient to the crossing, and if the company fails to construct said crossing or put up said board within thirty days the city may do it at the cost of the company. The company would be liable in damages to any person injured, etc. [R. S. 1889, Sec. 7925.

SEC. 17. Board of health-infectious diseases.A state board of health is created which has general supervision over the health and sanitary affairs of the citizens of the state, and may recommend to the city authorities for adoption such rules as may be deemed expedient, and it may establish quarantine regulations against any city or district infected with malignant or contagious diseases, etc. [R. S. 1889, Chap. 79. Amended Laws 1893, p. 177.

SEC. 18. Dead bodies.-City undertakers and town and city officers having custody of any dead body required to be buried at public expense, and not claimed by any relative or friend for burial, may dispose of same for the advancement of medical science, etc. [R. S. 1889, Sec. 6884.

SEC. 19. Workhouse instead of jail. Any person convicted of a misdemeanor or felony for which he may be committed to the county jail, may, at the discretion of the court, be confined in the city workhouse; provided, the county court has agreed with the city for the custody, etc., of such convicts, etc. [R. S. 1889, Sec. 4266.

SEC. 20.

Reform school.-In all counties in which is located a city of over fifty thousand inhabitants, provision is made for establishing a reform school for the punishment, reform and education of juvenile offenders. [R. S. 1889, Sec. 5772.] A reform school for boys is also provided for, to which any offender under eighteen years of age may be committed upon conviction of any misdemeanor or felony. [Laws of 1895, p. 190. Amended Laws 1897, p. 123.

SEC. 21. Industrial school for girls. -Every girl over the age of seven years and under the age of seventeen

years, who shall be convicted of being a vagrant, or of any offense not punishable with death or imprisonment for life, may, except in cases deemed incorrigible, be sentenced to said industrial home until she shall reach the age of twenty-one years, if the court or magistrate before whom such conviction shall be had shall deem the girl so convicted a fit subject to be committed to said home-such sentence to be approved by the circuit or probate judge before committal, and the age of the girl so committed to be indorsed on the commitment. Any female child may be bound as apprentice to said industrial home for girls as to any other master, and subject to the same provisions of law as are now or may hereafter be in force. [R. S. 1889, Sec. 5760. Amended Laws 1891, p. 164.

SEC. 22. Police force may form relief associations. Any police force organized or existing by authority of the laws of this state in any city having a population of over cne hundred thousand inhabitants, and in any city of the second class, is hereby authorized and empowered to form a relief association under the general incorporation laws of this state, and to create a fund for the purpose of affording relief to such members of their organization as may become sick or disabled while in the discharge of their duties, or who may become incapacitated by long years of service, and for aiding the families of police officers who may die while in the service of the police department, and for such other similar purposes as may be set forth in their articles of incorporation. The details of procedure and management will be found in the law. [R. S. 1889, Sec. 2885. Amended Laws, 1891, p. 84.

SEC. 23. Fire department may form relief association.—Any fire department existing by authority of the laws of this state, or any municipal authority thereof, in any city or county in this state having a population of fifty thou. sand inhabitants or over, is hereby authorized and empowered to form a pension fund and relief association under the general incorporation laws of this state in relation to benevolent associations and to create a fund for the purpose of pensioning

retired firemen, and affording relief to members of such fire department when sick, etc. For details see the law. [R. S. 1889, Sec. 2887.

SEC. 24. Inspection of factories, etc. It is made the duty of the public authorities of each city in this state, with a population of five thousand inhabitants or more, to appoint an inspector, with deputies, where the same are necessary, to be paid by the cities such reasonable compensation as may be prescribed by ordinance, whose duty it shall be to make frequent inspection of all factories employing exceeding ten persons, and said inspectors may perform such duties as may be prescribed by ordinance, and shall make semi-annual reports to the state labor commissioner, and shall also cause any violation of the provisions of this act to be brought to the attention of the grand juries of their respective counties. The duties by this section devolved upon an inspector may, under such regulations as may be prescribed by ordinance, be performed by any city officer designated by ordinance of such city for the purpose. Other details concerning regulations, etc.,

will be found in the laws. [Laws 1891, p. 159.

SEC. 25. Foreign insurance tax-apportionment of, etc.-Every insurance company not organized under the state laws shall, as provided in the law, annually pay a tax of two per cent upon the premiums received in this state, or on account of business done in this state, which shall be in lieu of all other taxes, etc. The state treasurer shall place one-half of said tax to the credit of a fund to be known as the county foreign insurance tax fund, etc. On or before the first day of October of each year, the state auditor shall apportion to the counties, on the basis of the number of school children in each, all of the moneys to the credit of such tax fund, etc. When the money has been received by the treasurers of the counties, it shall be the duty of the county court of each county to apportion said money among the incorporated cities and towns in said county and to the general revenue fund of the county in the manner prescribed in the law. [Laws 1895, p. 198.


« AnteriorContinuar »