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out the provisions of this act no debt or claim against any individual owner or any one lot or parcel of real property shall exceed the sum of $25.

If the owner, occupant, or agent shall fail or neglect to comply with the requirement of said notice, then the health commissioner shall proceed to have the nuisance, source of filth, or cause of sickness, described in the notice, removed or abated from said lot or parcel of ground and report the cost thereof to the city clerk, and the cost of such removal or abatement shall be assessed and charged against the lot or parcel of ground on which the nuisance, source of filth, or cause of sickness was located, and the city clerk shall on or before the 10th day of October of each year certify the aforesaid costs to the county auditor of Blue Earth County. It shall be the duty of the said auditor to enter the amount of said assessment upon the tax duplicate of the county at the time said duplicates are made up and the same for each year ending November 1 shall be carried to the tax becoming due or payable in January of the following year and enforced and collected in the manner provided for the enforcement and collection of State and county taxes under and in accordance with the provisions of the general laws of the State. Such assessment when collected shall be paid over by the county treasurer to the city treasurer.

Foodstuffs-Protection of. (Ord. Dec. 23, 1912).

Sec. 16. Every butcher, grocer, baker, restaurant keeper, manufacturer, and milk dealer and their agents shall allow the parties authorized by the health commissioner to freely and fully inspect their cattle and milk, meats, fish, and vegetables or other food held, offered, and intended for sale, and are hereby required to answer all reasonable and proper questions asked by such persons relative to the condition thereof, and of the places where such articles may be.

Sec. 17. No food, meat, fish, birds or fowl, or vegetables, nor any milk, not being then healthy, fresh, sound, wholesome, and safe for human food, nor any meat or fish that died by disease or accident, shall be brought within the city of Mankato, or held for sale at any public or private markets as such food, anywhere in said city.

Sec. 18. No meat of any calf, pig, or lamb shall be brought into the city of Mankato for the purpose of being used as food or be held or offered for sale as food therein unlese in the case of a calf or pig at the time it was slaughtered it was more than five weeks old, or in the case of a lamb it was at the time it was slaughtered more than eight weeks old nor shall any meager, sickly, or unwholesome fish, birds, or fowls be brought held, sold, or offered for sale as such food in said city.

Sec. 19. It shall be the duty of the health inspector upon discovering any food, meat, fish, birds or fowls, vegetables, or milk offered for sale as food within the city of Mankato that is decayed, diseased, unwholesome, or from any cause unfit for food, to at once seize and confiscate such food, meat, fish, birds or fowls, vegetables, or milk, and report the same to the health commissioner, who shall at once enter complaint against the owner or person offering such food, meat, fish, birds or fowls, vegetables, or milk for sale,

SEC. 20. Every person being the owner, agent, lessee, or occupant of any room, stall, or place where any food, meat, fish, or vegetables designated or held for human food, shall be stored or kept or shall be held or offered for sale, shall put and keep such room, stall, and place, and its appurtenances, in a cleanly and wholesome condition, and every person having charge (or interested or engaged, whether as principal or agent) in the care, or in respect to the custody or sale of any food, meat, fish, birds, fowls, or vegetables (designated for human food) shall put and preserve the same in a cleanly and wholesome condition, and shall not allow the same or any part thereof to be poisoned, infected, accessible to flies, or rendered unsafe or unwholesome for human food.

Sec. 21. It shall be the duty of every person knowing of any food, fish, meat or lowl, bird, or vegetable being brought, sold, or offered for sale (as food for human beings), or being in any market, public or private, in said city, and not being sound, healthy, or wholesome, for such food, to forthwith report such facts and the particulars relating thereto, to this department or to one of its officers.

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Green Hides—Permits to Handle. (Ord. Dec. 23, 1912.) Sec. 22. No person shall receive or store or dress or pack any green hides within the city of Mankato without first obtaining a permit from the department of public health.

Garbage-Disposal of. (Ord. Dec. 23, 1912.) Sec. 23. Every owner or occupant of any house or place in the city of Mankato, having garbage to be taken up by the garbage collector of said city, shall provide for each house and place a sufficient number of garbage cans, each of said cans to be of ten (10 gallons capacity, with a tight fitting cover and with handles upon the sides or such other receptacle as may be approved by the department of public health. l'ans must be placed at points directed by the health commissioner on premises near alleys or streets easily accessible to the collector, and when filthy, leaking, or in any way defective, be renewed.

SEC. 24. No tenement or lodging house nor any portion thereof shall be used as a place of storage for any combustible articles or any article dangerous or detrimental to health, nor shall any horse, cow, calf, swine, pig, sheep, or goat be kept in said house.

SEC, 25. Every agent or other person having the charge, control, or management, or who collects or receives the rents of any lands, premises, or other property in the city, shall disclose the name or names of the person or persons for whom such agent or other person is acting, application being made therefor by an inspector, agent, or officer. of the department of public health.

Sec, 26. It shall be the duty of every contractor, scavenger, or person, his agent or employee, who have contracted or undertaken to remove any offal, rubbish, garbage, contents of manure boxes, dirt, street sweepings, nightsoil, or any filthy, offensive, or noxious substance, to remove the same with dispatch in tight fitting boxes or receptacles so as to allow no droppings or spilling of the same on the streets, walks. of premises of said city, and if any of the contents thereof shall be spilled or fall upon any street, walk, or premises, such contractor, scavenger, or person, his agent or emplyee, shall replace the same immediately and remove all traces thereof.

Manure and Stable Refuse-Disposal of. (Ord. Dec. 23, 1912.) Sec. 27. Hereafter no manure shall be thrown, left, or deposited upon any street, alley, lot, or tract of land except for fertilizing purposes or the protection of plants and shrubs, houses, or buildings in winter months, and no person shall use manure of any kind either with or without a covering of dirt to fill any excavation up or to rais e any street, alley, lot, or tract of land within the city of Mankato without first having obtained a permit from the health commissioner so to do.

SEC. 28. Between the 15th day of April and the 15th day of October of each year the owner, proprietor, agent, or occupant of any stable or barn where horses, cows, or other domestic animals are kept within said city, shall not deposit, cause to be deposited, or allow to accumulate within or about such premises for a longer time than twenty-four (24) hours, any manure, animal bedding, or barn refuse, but shall provide a box of sufficient size for the reception of such manure, animal bedding, or barn refuse, into which box shall be deposited or cause to be deposited all such manure , animal bedding, or barn refuse, and said box shall be so constructed so that the contents thereof is not accessible to flies, and shall be placed upon the premises owned, occupied,

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or controlled by such person in a situation as remote as possible from any surrounding dwelling or street, and shall empty and cleanse the same as often as necessary and whenever directed so to do by the department of public health.

SEC. 29. No person shall throw into any manure box within said city any dead animals, garbage, offal, swill, ashes, rubbish, or house refuse, and nothing shall be thrown into said manure box but manure, straw, hay, grass, leaves, animal bedding, and barn refuse.

Tuberculosis—Cleansing of Dwellings After Death or Removal of Patients. (Ord.

Dec. 23, 1912.) Sec. 30. Every owner or agent of any dwelling or apartment in the city of Mankato occupied by a person having tuberculosis, shall, after such patient shall have died or removed from said dwelling or apartment, immediately and before the same is reoccupied, thoroughly cleanse the same under the supervision of the health commissioner of said city.

Spitting-Probibited in Public Places. (Ord. Dec. 23, 1912.) Sec. 31. No person shall spit, or expectorate or deposit or place any sputum, spittle, saliva, phlegm, mucus, tobacco juice, cigarette stumps, or quids of tobacco upon the floor or stairway of any part of any public hall or building in the city of Mankato, or upon the sidewalk of any public street, avenue, or highway in the city of Mankato, or upon the floors or inside furnishings of equipments, or in any place upon the outside or upon any platform of any street car while the same is in use upon any of the streets or highways in the city of Mankato, or in any manner defile or pollute the floor, furnishings, equipments, or platform of any street car while in use upon any of the streets or highways of said city,

Sec. 32. The owner, owners, agent, or manager of any street car while in use upon any streets or highways in the city of Mankato shall cause a sign to be placed in such car in a conspicuous place, calling attention to the provisions of this ordinance, and the owner, owners, or agent of any public building in the city of Mankato shall provide and maintain a sufficient number of spittoons in the halls and corridors of such buildings.

Death Certificates and Burial and Transportation Permits. (Ord. Dec. 23, 1912.)

Sec. 33. Whenever any person shall die within the city of Mankato, it shall be the duty of the physician attending such person during his or her last sickness, or of the coroner of the county of Blue Earth, when the case comes under his official notice, to furnish and deliver to the undertaker, or other person superintending the burial of said deceased person, a certificate, duly signed, setting forth as far as the same may be ascertained, the name, age, color, sex, nativity (giving state and county), occupation, whether married or single, duration of residence in the city of Mankato, cause, date, and place of death (giving street and number), and duration of last sickness of said deceased person. And it shall be the duty of the undertaker or other person in charge of the burial of said deceased person to forward it to the health commissioner within 24 hours after such death: Provided, That in case of death from any infectious or contagious disease, said certificate shall be so made and forwarded within 6 hours thereafter.

Sec. 34. No interment or disinterment of the dead body of any human being or disposition thereof in any tomb, vault, or cemetery shall be made within the city of Mankato without a permit therefor, granted by the health commissioner or his deputy, nor otherwise than in accordance therewith. And no sexton or other person shall assist in or assent to or allow any such interment or disinterment to be made until

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such permit shall be given as aforesaid; and it shall be the duty of every sexton or other person having charge of any burying ground, cemetery, tomb, or vault, as aforesaid, who shall receive any such permit to preserve and return the same to the health commissioner at the end of every month, together with a full report on blanks which will be furnished him for that purpose, and no sexton, undertaker, or other person shall bury or cause to be buried the body of any deceased person within the city of Mankato, except in such grounds as are now known and used as burial grounds, or such as shall hereafter be by law designated and authorized to be used as such.

SEC. 35. No dead body or part of the dead body of any human being shall be in any manner carried or conveyed from, in, to, or through the city of Mankato by any person or by means of any boat, vessel, car, automobile, stage, or other vehicle, or by any public or private conveyance without a permit therefor first granted by the health commissioner or his deputy: Provided, That the same effect may be given by said health commissioner or deputy to a burial or transit permit issued by the proper authority of any other place or jurisdiction when the death of the person named in the permit shall have occurred within such place or jurisdiction.

Sec. 36. Whenever a permit for burial is applied for in case of death without the attendance of a physician, or if it be impossible to obtain a physician's certificate, it shall be the duty of the health commissioner or his deputy to investigate the cause and circumstances of such death, to make and sign the certificate required by section 33 of this ordinance, and if not satisfied as to the cause and circumstances of such death, he shall refer the case to the coroner of the county of Blue Earth for investigation and report, and said coroner is hereby required to make such investigation and report.

Sec. 37. It shall be unlawful for any person to carry or allow to be carried in any vehicle owned or operated by him for the conveyance of persons the body of any person who may have died of a contagious or infectious disease, but all such' bodies shall be carried in a hearse or ordinary dead wagon. And all undertakers or livery keepers or other persons renting carriages must ascertain before furnishing carriages for a funeral whether or not the deceased person died of any contagious or infectious dicase. It shall be the duty of all liverymen and others furnishing carriages for any funeral to cause such carriages as may have carried any of the immediate family of the deceased or any person exposed to the disease of said deceased person, to be thoroughly cleansed and disinfected at the owner's expense after having carried such persons before the same shall be let out for hire or used for the conveyance of persons

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Exc. 38. Any person who violates, disobeys, omits, neglects, or refuses to comply with, or who resists, any of the provisions of this ordinance, or who refuses or neglects to obey any of the rules, orders, or sanitary regulations of the department of public health, or who omits, neglects, or refuses to comply with, or who resists any officer of the department of public health, or order or special regulation of the health commisioner

, or of said department of public health, shall upon conviction thereof, before

any court having competent jurisdiction, be subject to a fine not exceeding $200 and costs of prosecution or imprisonment in the city prison or county jail of Blue Earth County for a term not exceeding 90 days. Sec

. 39. All ordinances and parts of ordinances inconsistent with this ordinance are hereby repealed.

SEC. 40. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force after 10 days from its pakige and publication.

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MANSFIELD, OHIO.

Common Drinking Cups — Use of in Public Places Prohibited. (Reg. Bd. of H.,

May 3, 1912.)

SECTION 1. The use of public and common drinking cups, glasses, or vessels of any kind to be used in common for the purpose of drinking therefrom on railroad trains or in stations, in public or private schools, public buildings, halls, churches, theaters, markets, playgrounds, parks, stores, hotels, offices and office buildings, factories or manufacturing establishments, or in any other public place, is hereby prohibited.

SEC. 2. No person, partnership, or corporation in charge of or in control of any railroad train or station, or public or private school, public building, hall, church, theater, factory or manufacturing establishment, or in any other public place whatsoever, shall furnish, provide, place or expose, or allow to be furnished, provided, placed or exposed any cup, glass, or any other drinking vessel at any place where the public, or more than one particular individual, may or can have access to or the use of such vessel, or where such vessels may or can be used in common by the public or by more than one particular individual, or any railroad train or in any station or public or private school, public building, hall, church, theater, market, playground, park, store, hotel, office and office building, factory or manufacturing establishment, or at any other place whatever under his or its control in the city of Mansfield.

Sec. 3. The owner, lessee, or person in charge of any hotel, saloon, restaurant, drug store, soda fountain, or any place of public refreshment, shall furnish glasses, cups, dishes and other eating and drinking vessels and utensils used in the said hotel, saloon, restaurant, drug store, soda fountain, or other place of refreshment, which have been thoroughly cleansed after use by each and every customer.

Sec. 4. The foregoing are all declared to be orders and regulations of the board of health made pursuant to the provisions of the laws of the State of Ohio, and whoever violates, or obstructs, or interferes with the execution of any of the foregoing regulations and orders, or willfully, or illegally omits to obey such orders, shall be fined any sum not exceeding one hundred ($100) dollars, or imprisoned for any time not exceeding ninety (90) days or both, but no person shall be imprisoned for any such violation or failure to obey any of the foregoing orders and regulations for the first offense, and the prosecution shall always be as and for a first offense, unless the affidavit upon which the prosecution is instituted contains the allegation that the offense is a second or repeated offense.

Each day's failure to comply with any provision of the above sections shall constitute an additional and separate offense.

Sec. 5. These regulations shall be in full force and effect from and after the first day of July, 1912.

McALESTER, OKLA.

Nuisances--Prevention and Abatement of. (Ord. No. 489, Mar. 8, 1912).

SECTION 1. That it shall be unlawful for any occupant of any premises or the owner thereof, or the agent of any such owner, situated within the city limits of the city of McAlester, to allow to accumulate thereon any rubbish; tin cans; manure; organic waste of any kind; liquid household waste; stagnant or standing pools of water; growing weeds; bones; rags; straw; banana peels; rinds or fragments of any kind of fruit or vegetable; discarded household furniture, carpets, rugs, mattings, clothing, or shoes; and any such accumulation is hereby declared to be a nuisance and a menace to public health.

Sec. 2. That it shall be unlawful for any person within the city of McAlester to dump or throw into any street, alley or avenue, or upon any sidewalk or upon any park

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