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or cause of the disease, institute means of prevention or restriction in the name of the local board, and immediately report all the facts to the secretary of the state board. When a communicable disease prevails or becomes epidemic, he shall make to the secretary of the. state board weekly reports concerning such disease ; and annually in the month of August, shall report to the secretary of the state board the sanitary condition and public health of his town.
SEC. 4686. For each report of a contagious disease to the secretary of the state board, he shall receive fifteen cents, for each annual report one dollar, and for sanitary inspections and services in general such compensation as the local board deems reasonable from the town, village or city for which he acts.
SEC. 4687. The bodies of persons who die of small pox, Asiatic cholera, typhus fever, or yellow fever, shall be wrapped in a sheet saturated in a solution of a half pound of chloride of zinc in a gallon of water, or a solution of bichloride of mercury of not less than two per cent strength, enclosed in a proper coffin or box, and buried immediately, with as little publicity as possible. Such bodies shall not be put into a hearse or public vehicle, or removed from town to town, or brought into the state.
SEC. 4688. The bodies of those who die of diphtheria, or scarlatina, shall be buried with as little delay and publicity as possible ; but if prepared as prescribed in the preceding section, and incased in an air tight zinc, copper or lead lined coffin, or in an air tight iron casket, and enclosed in a strong wooden box, with the space between the coffin and the box filled with sawdust saturated with one of such solutions, may be removed and transported, provided the isealth officer furnishes a certificate of the cause of death, and the undertaker an affidavit as to how the body has been prepared and encased, and the health officer of the town, village or city to which the body is consigned consents to its receipt. If a person violates the provisions of this and the preceding section he shall be fined not more than fifty dollars and not less than ten dollars.
SEC. 4689. The dead body of a person shall not be delivered for transportation or transported in this state, except as provided in this chapter, unless it is accompanied by a certificate, signed by a physician legally qualified to practice medicine and surgery in this state, or by the attending physician, if the person died out of the state, stating that such person did not die of small pox, Asiatic cholera, typhus fever, yellow fever, diphtheria, or scarlatina.
SEC. 4690. A person or corporation violating the provisions of the preceding section shall be fined not more than three hundred dollars and not less than fifty dollars.
SEC. 4691. The secretary of the state board of health, or any prosecuting officer, upon complaint made to them, shall prosecute
for violations under this chapter, and justices shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the county court of such offenses to the extent of fining the respondent twenty dollars.
SEC. 4692. The secretary of the state board shall furnish health officers suitable blanks upon which to make reports of infectious and contagious diseases, also blanks for physicians to report to health officers, shall include therein questions necessary to give the information desired, and may require special information of a health officer not provided for in such blanks.
SEC. 4693. The governor, in case of danger of invasion of cholera, small pox or any other infectious or contagious disease, may institute and enforce quarantine regulations against any state or country as he deems necessary; and may authorize the state board of health to make and enforce such quarantine regulations against any state or country as they deem necessary, and if a person or corporation neglects, or refuses to comply with such regulations he shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars and not less than five dollars.
SEC. 4694. No person shall carry on the business of butchering in a building without the consent in writing of the local board of health, describing the building and limiting the time he may carry on such business. If a person violates this section, he shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars.
SEC. 4695. If a person puts or causes to be put a dead animal or animal substance into, or upon the bank of a lake, pond, running stream or spring of water, so that it is drawn or washed into the same, and suffers it to remain therein, he shall be fined not more than twenty dollars and not less than five dollars.
SEC. 4696. If a person puts or causes to be put within one. hundred rods of a dwelling house or highway, a dead animal or animal substance, and suffers the same to remain unburied between the months of March and December, he shall be punished as provided in the preceding section, but all prosecutions under the two preceding sections shall be commenced within three inonths after the offense is committed.
OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH.
SECTION 5073. Unwholesome provisions.
5076. Adulterated drug or medicine. 5074. Calf less than four weeks old.
5077. Sale of poisons. 5075. Adulterated food or drink.
5078. Anesthetics, criminal use of. SEC. 5073. A person who knowingly sells diseased, corrupted or unwholesome provisions, for food or drink, shall be imprisoned not more than six months, or fined not more than three hundred dollars.
SEC. 5074. A person who kills or causes to be killed, with intent to sell the meat thereof for family use, a calf less than four weeks old, or knowingly sells or has in his possession such meat with intent to sell the same in the state, or to send the same for such use to any foreign market, shall be punished as provided in the preceding section.
Sec. 5075. A person who fraudulently adulterates, for the purpose of sale, bread or liquor or any substance intended for food or drink, with a substance injurious to health, or who knowingly sells such adulterated food or drink, shall be imprisoned in the state prison not more than two years, or fined not more than three hundred dollars; and the articles so adulterated shall be forfeited and destroyed under the direction of the court.
Sec. 5076. A person who fraudulently adulterates, for the purpose of sale, a drug or medicine, so as to render it injurious to health, or sells the same knowing it to be adulterated, shall be imprisoned in the state prison not more than two years, or fined not more than four hundred dollars; and such adulterated drugs or medicines shall be forfeited and destroyed under the direction of the court.
Sec. 5077. A person who sells arsenic, strychnia, corrosive sublimate, prussic acid, or chloroform, without the written prescription of a physician, shall keep a record of the date of such sale, the article, the amount thereof sold, and the person to whom delivered ; and for each neglect shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars. If a person purchases such articles and gives a false name to the seller, he shall be fined not more than fifty dollars.
SEC. 5078. A person who administers, attempts to administer, or causes to be administered to a person, chloroform, sulphuric ether, or any anæsthetic agent, with intent to commit a crime or offense; or who secretly commits or attempts to commit a crime or offense against a person or the property of one who is rendered insensible or unconscious or incapable of resistance by such anæsthetic agent, shall be imprisoned in the state prison for life or not less than three years.
PRESERVATION OF LIFE.
STEAM ENGINES AND BOILERS.
4703. Penalty. 4700. Inspection; if unsafe, use of
4701. Jurisdiction of justice.
SMOKING IN BARNS AND MILLS.
4705. Prohibited, when notice posted; 4701. Hotels and public halls to be
penalty provided with.
4706. Limitation of prosecution. 4702. Manufactories.
SEC. 4700. Upon application of three citizens, the selectmen of a town, or the mayor of a city, or any person duly authorized by them, may, after notice to the parties interested, examine any stationary steam engine or steam boiler therein, and, for that purpose may enter any house, shop, or building, and if upon examination it appears probable that the use of such engine or boiler is unsafe, they shall, upon notice to all parties concerned, and hearing, if they judge such engine or boiler to be unsafe, defective, or unfit to be used, issue an order prohibiting the use thereof until it is rendered safe. If, after notice to the owner or person having charge thereof, such engine or boiler is used contrary to such order, such owner or person shall forfeit ten dollars for each day he uses the same, to the use of such town or city, to be recovered in an action on the case.
SEC. 4701. The owner, lessee, or keeper of a hotel more than two stories high, or of a public hall or place of amusement more than one story high, shall provide suitable ladders, or other safe fire escapes, from each and every story above the first; such ladders or fire escapes shall be accessible from each room of such building above the first story.
SEC. 4702. The owner or lessee of a building, factory, mill or workshop more than two stories high, in which persons are employed above the second story, shall provide suitable ladders or other safe fire escapes, for the safety of patrons and occupants of such buildings.
Sec. 4703. If the owner, keeper or lessee of any of the places mentioned in the two preceding sections neglects to comply with the provisions thereof, he shall be fined not more than four hundred dollars, and not less than twenty-five dollars.
SEC. 4704. In prosecutions inder the preceding section, justices shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the county court, to the extent of fining the respondent twenty-five dollars.
SMOKING IN BARNS AND MILLS.
SEC. 4705. If a person smokes a pipe, cigar or cigarette in a mill, factory, barn, stable or other outbuilding, belonging to or occupied by another person, in which a notice containing this sec. tion, prohibiting such smoking, signed by the owner, agent or occupant of the same is posted conspicuously near the main entrance thereof, he shall be fined not more than five dollars.
Sec. 4706. All prosecutions under the preceding section shall be commenced within thirty days from the date of such offense.