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CHOLERA, YELLOW FEVER, PLAGUE, AND SMALLPOX-Continued.
Reports Received from June 28 to Sept. 12, 1913—Continued.
St. Johns. Portugal:
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June 1-July 12...
Almeria. Barcelona Cadiz. Madrid. Seville
Valencia. Straits Settlements:
Singapore. Switzerland: Cantons
Zurich Turkey in Asia:
Beirut Damascus. Mersina.
Smyrna. Turkey in Europe:
Water Supplies-Purification of. (Chap. 35, Act Feb. 24, 1913.) SECTION 1. Water supply-Filtered.—That whenever the board of health of any city ar town, the county health officer, or citizens equal to 5 per cent of the electors of any city or town in this State shall file with the State board of health a complaint in writing, setting forth that the public water supply coming from any stream or body of water is not filtered and is not of the purity required by any law or ordinance in force at the time of the passage of this act, or that it is believed that the public water supply of such city or town is impure and dangerous to health, it shall be the duty of the State board of health forthwith to inquire into, and investigate the charges made in such complaint, and if the State board of health upon such investigation shall find and determine that such public water supply is impure and dangerous to health or that it is not filtered or is not sufficiently purified because of improper construction of works or inefficient management or operation thereof, or of inadequacy of the size of any works designed to purify such public water supply, or is not of the purity required by the laws of the State or ordinances of the city or town in force at the time of the passage of this act, said State board of health shall notify the municipality
, corporation, or other person operating such water supply of the board's findings, and give an opportunity to the offender to be heard. After such hearing, if the State board of health shall determine that improvements or changes are necessary in the works or plant of the offender to render the public water supply pure and healthful, it shall notify such municipality, corporation, or other person operating said water supply or works to make such changes as the State board of health may recommend with respect to the works or to the source of the water supply as will render the water pure and healthful to the satisfaction of the State board of health, which changes shall be made within a reasonable time to be fixed by the State board of health.
Sec. 2. Board of health-Duties.--It shall be the duty of the State board of health to keep a complete record, in a proper record book of the board, of all of the proceedings of said board had in pursuance of any provision of this act and of all evidence taken by the board in such proceeding.
Sec, 3. Penalty.--If any municipality, or officer thereof, upon whom the duty to act is cast, or any other corporation or officer thereof, on whom the duty to act is cast, or say person, shall fail or refuse, for a period of 10 days after the expiration of the time fixed by the State board of health for compliance with its order, or in case of appeal or appeals for a period of 10 days after final judgment affirming the board's order, shall have been entered to obey the same or in good faith to begin to make the changes and improvements in the works as ordered by the State board of health, such municipality, corporation, officer, or person so failing or refusing shall become liable for and forfeit to the State of Indiana the sum of $500, to be recovered by the State in a civil action brought in said circuit or superior court by the State of Indiana on the relation of its attorney general, and such penalty, when collected, shall be paid into the State treasury for the use of the State, and each day's delay shall constitute a separate offense.
Public Playgrounds, Baths, and Comfort Stations-Establishment of, in Cities.
(Chap. 48, Act Feb. 28, 1913.) SECTION 1. Public playgrounds and public baths—How established. That the board of health and charities in cities of the first class in this State, and the board of health and charities or the board of school commissioners, or board of school trustees, in cities of the second, third, fourth, and fifth classes in this State, be, and the same are hereby, authorized to establish, maintain, and equip public playgrounds, public baths, and public comfort stations in said cities. That the boards of school commissioners and boards of school trustees or boards of health and charities in such cities are hereby authorized to use and to permit the use of any public grounds or buildings under their control as in their judgment may be required or adaptable, pursuant to the provisions and for the purpose designated in this act. And such boards are hereby authorized to lease or purchase grounds, additional to such public grounds, either adjacent thereto or elsewhere in such cities; and such boards are hereby empowered, pursuant to the laws of eminent domain now or hereafter in force within this State, to condemn real estate to be used for the purposes herein expressed and to pay for such real estate so condemned out of the revenue hereinafter provided for in this act.
Sec. 2. How controlled.--Such boards shall have full control and custody of all such playgrounds, baths, and comfort stations, including the policing and preservation of order thereon, and may adopt suitable rules, regulations, and by-laws for the control thereof, and the conduct of children and other persons while on and using the same, and may enforce the same by suitable penalties. Such boards shall appoint a commissioner of public playgrounds, public baths, and public comfort stations, whose duty it shall be to superintend and manage the work, to select directors and assistants, who while on duty and for the purpose of preserving order and the observance of the rules, regulations, and by-laws of the said boards shall have the powers and authorities of police officers of the respective cities in and for which they were severally appointed. The compensation for such employees shall be fixed by such boards.
Sec. 3. Expense - How paid.—All the expenses necessarily incurred in carrying out the provisions of this act shall be borne by such civil cities. The common councils of such cities of the first class shall and cities of the second, third, fourth, and fiíth classes may, annually, beginning in 1913, levy the sum of not less than 1 cent not more than 2 cents on each $100 of taxables within such cities to create the sum to be known as the “recreation fund,” to be expended by such boards in carrying out the provisions of this act. Such funds shall under no circumstances be used for any other purposes, but for the purposes aforesaid shall be subject to the warrant of the proper city official without any further appropriation.
Sec. 4. Repeal.-All laws and parts of laws in conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.
Milk, Cream, and Ice Cream-Cleaning of Receptacles for. (Chap. 69, Act Mar. 4,
Section 1. Milk and cream cans-Cleansing.—That whenever any can or receptacle is used for transporting or conveying milk, cream, or ice cream to market for the purpose of selling or furnishing the same for consumption as human food, which can or receptacle, when emptied, is returned or intended to be returned to the person so selling, furnishing, or shipping such substance to be again thus used, or which may be
acun used as a receptacle for milk, cream, or ice cream, or which is liable to continued en:
n« in so transporting, conveying, selling, or shipping such substances as aforesaid, the consumer, dealer, or consignee using, selling, or receiving the milk, cream, or ice cTeam from such can or receptacle shall immediately and before so returning such can or receptacle thoroughly remove all particles of such substance therefrom, by Fashing and rinsing with water until all milk, cream, or ice cream shall have been thoroughly removed. When any such milk, cream, or ice cream is sold within any city of this state or shipped into any such city, the fact of such shipment or sale shall be prima facie evidence that the same was so shipped or sold for consumption as human food, When any such can or receptacle is returned or delivered or shipped 10 any person or creamery so selling such substance within or shipping the same into any such city, it is deemed that such can or receptacle is liable to such continved uz in so selling or shipping such substance therein for consumption as human food within the meaning and purposes of this section.
No person shall place or suffer to be placed in any such can or receptacle any sweeplogs, refuse, dirt, litter, garbage, filth, or any other animal or vegetable substance liable to decay and tending to produce or promote an unsanitary condition, nor shall any such consignee or other person, through himself, his agent, or employee, allow such can or receptacle to remain uncleansed or bring or deliver to any person or railroad or other conveyance any such can or receptacle for the purpose of such return, or any milk, cream, or ice-cream can or receptacle for the purpose of delivery or shipment to any person or creamery engaged in so selling or shipping such substances for consumption as human food, which can or receptacle contains such particles of milk, cream, or ice cream, or such other substance as is herein prohibited from being placed therein. Whenever any such can or receptacle is used, returned, delivered, or shipped in violation of this section, every such use, return, delivery, or shipment of each such can or receptacle shall be deemed a separate violation thereof.
Sec. 2. Penalty.–Any person, firm, or corporation violating any of the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined not less than $10 nor more than $50.
Bodies of Dead Animals—Disposal of. (Chap. 111, Act of Mar. 6, 1913.)
Sec. 4. Disposition of bodies-Specifications.- No place shall be deemed a suitable or sanitary place for disposing of the bodies of dead animals unless it conform to the following specifications: A building adapted to the purposes intended, provided with concrete or cement floors and provided with good drainage and thoroughly sanitary, all to the approval of the State veterinarian. In case such bodies are to be disposed oi by cooking, the cooking vats or tanks shall be air tight except proper escapes op vents for live steam used in cooking. Such steam shall be so disposed of as not to cause unnecessary annoyance and 90 as not to cause a nuisance. All skinning and dismembering of bodies shall be done within such building so that no annoyance shall be caused by the unsightly appearance of such bodies. Such place shall be so situated, arranged, and conducted as not to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life and property of the citizens of this State. In case such bodies are disposed of by burying, they shall be buried to such a depth that no part of any such body shall be nearer than 4 feet to the natural surface of the ground, and every part of such body or carcass shall be covered with quicklime and by at least 4 feet of earth. In fase such bodies are disposed of by burning, the place for such burning shall be so located
, constructed, and arranged as to cause no annoyance to any of the citizens of this state by such burning and so as not to essentially interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property. All parts of such bodies not entirely consumed by suh burning shall be disposed of by burying as above provided or in such other manner as may be directed by the State veterinarian. All carcasses of animals dying from disease or accident shall be disposed of in manner above provided within 24 hours after death.
Sec. 10. How transported. ---Any person, firm, or corporation holding a license under the provisions of this act may haul and transport the carcasses of hogs that have died from disease and also hogs while such animals are afflicted with disease in a covered wagon bed or tank which is water-tight and is so constructed that no drippings or seepings from such carcasses or hogs can escape from such wagon bed or tank: Provided, however, Such wagon bed or tank shall be so constructed as to conform to the rules and regulations that may be established by the State veterinarian, and said carcasses shall not be moved from said wagon bed or tank except at the place of final disposal, Interments—Mausoleums, Vaults, etc.-Construction of. (Ch. 131, Act Mar. 7,
1913.) SECTION 1. Mausoleum-Plans-State board of health.-- That hereafter when any person, firm, or corporation shall desire to build, construct, or erect any mausoleum, vault, or other burial structure, the same to be built or constructed entirely above ground, or partly above and partly by excavation, and to be built, constructed, and erected so that the same may contain 20 or more deceased human bodies, for permanent interment, before proceeding to build, construct, or erect such mausoleum, vault, or other structure shall present all plans for such construction to the State Board of Health of the State of Indiana, and, if approved by such board, may proceed with the construction and erection of such mausoleum, vault, or other structure.
SEC. 2. Burial vaults-- Examination hy health oficer.-All crypts or catacombs, ii any be placed in such mausoleum, vault, or other structure, shall be so constructed that all parts thereof may be readily examined by the State board of health or any other health officer, and such crypts or catacombs shall be hermetically sealed, after such deceased body or bodies shall have been placed therein, that no offensive or unhealthful odor or effluvia may escape therefrom.
Sec. 3. Vaults hermetically sealed.-Should any person, firm, or corporation fail to hermetically seal such crypts or catacombs, so placed or constructed in such mausoleum, vault, or other burial structure, and by reason of such failure offensive odors or effluvia arise therefrom, such State board of health, or any other health officer of the State or county in which such mausoleum, vault, or other burial structure shall be situated, shall, upon the complaint of any resident of the township where such maugoleum, vault, or other burial structure may be situated, compel the sexton or other person in charge of such mausoleum, vault, or other burial structure to immediately remove said deceased body or bodies therefrom and properly inter the same at the expense of the person, firm, or corporation owning such mausoleum, vault, or other burial structure. And if no such person, firm, or corporation may be found in the county where the same may be located then such interment shall be at the expense of the township where such mausoleum, vault, or other burial structure may be situated.
Sec. 4. Penalty.-Any person, firm, or corporation who shall fail or refuse to comme ply with the provisions of this act may be fined in any sum not exceeding $50, to which may be added imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding 6 months. Tuberculosis County Hospitals, Establishment and Maintenance of. (Chap. 176,
Act Mar. 10, 1913.) Section 1. Hospitals — County maintenance --- Tuberculosis. – That the board of county commissioners of any county, shall have power to establish a county but pital for the care and treatment of persons suffering from the disease known * tuberculosis; when the board of county commissioners of any county shall have