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Inspector to give bond.

May appoint deputies.

Scythe stones, how sorted and numbered.

No. 1.

No. 2.
No. 3.

How packed and branded.

Fees of inspector.

Penalty for selling or exporting without inspection.

Penalty for false brand.

Penalty for counterfeiting brand, &c.

Sec. 2. The inspector of scythe stones shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, give bond, with sufficient sureties, to the general treasurer, in the penal sum of five hundred dollars for the faithful discharge thereof.

Sec. 3. He may appoint one or more deputies, for whose acts he shall be responsible, and who shall be sworn to the faithful discharge of the duties of their office, and shall give bond to him therefor with sufficient surety, in the penal Bum of three hundred dollars.

Sec. 4. All scythe stones, when the quantity exceeds ten dozen, shall be sorted or divided by the inspector, or one of his deputies, into three different sorts, to be denominated No. 1, No. 2, No. 3.

No. 1 shall consist of the best quality, and none less than nine inches in length.

No. 2 shall consist of the best quality of those less than nine inches in length, and the second quality more than nine inches in length.

No. 3 to consist of other qualities and sizes, but none except such as are merchantable.

Sec. 5. Such stones shall be packed by the officer inspecting them, in boxes, which shall be branded by him with the initials of his name, with the word " inspected," and with No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, as the case may be, designating the quality of the same.

Sec. 6. The manufacturer of scythe stones shall pay the inspector or his deputy, for inspecting, packing, and branding, the sum of ten cents for each and every box containing not more than twenty-five dozen, which he may inspect, and twelve cents for each and every box containing more than twenty-five dozen.

Sec. 7. Every person who shall sell or offer for sale, or shall export or attempt to export, at any one time, more than ten dozen of scythe stones before the same shall have been inspected, boxed up and branded as aforesaid, shall forfeit twenty dollars for each offence.

Sec. 8. Every inspector, or deputy inspector, who shall brand any scythe stones contrary to the provisions of this chapter, shall forfeit fifty dollars for each box by him so branded.

Sec. 9. Every person who shall counterfeit the brand of any inspector or deputy inspector, or shall imprint any box of scythe stones with any inspector's or deputy inspector's brand without his consent, or shall fill any box which has before been filled and branded, without first causing the former brand to be cut out, shall forfeit fifty dollars for each orlence.

CHAPTER 106.

OF THE INSPECTION OF SALERATUS, SODA, AND CREAM OF

TARTAR.

Section Section

1. Inspectors, how appointed. 3. To make analysis, &c., and give

2. Inspectors to test, &c., and give certificate.

certificate, &c. 4. Penalty for selling impure article.

Inspectors, how Section 1. The city council of Providence shall, and the town appointed. councils of the several towns may, appoint an inspector of saleratus, bicarbonate of soda, and cream of tartar, for said -city and towns respectively.

Sec. 2. Every inspector shall, whenever requested, test such arti- inspectors to cle as shall be presented to him for inspection, and shall give his ^st, ^jfi*°^, certificate to any person applying therefor, whether said article be §!<. impure or adulterated; and for every such certificate he shall be entitled to the sum of two dollars.

Sec. 3. Every inspector shall, whenever requested, make an anal- To make analysis of any such article as may be presented to him for that purpose, rive^ertificaU and shall give his certificate to any person who shall apply therefor of the result of such analysis, for which certificate he shall be entitled to the sum of ten dollars.

Sec. 4. Every person who shall sell saleratus, bicarbonate of soda, Penalty for or cream of tartar, which has been adulterated, and thereby rendered ^lnjf lmPure an impure article, shall be fined twenty dollars, together with the cost of testing and analyzing such impure article; one half of said penalty to the use of the city or town where such sale shall be made, and the other half -thereof, together with the cost of testing and analyzing such impure article, to the use of the person who shall sue for the same.

CHAPTER 107.

OF THE MEASURE AND SALE OF GRAIN, MEAL, SALT, AND

SEA-COAL.

Section

1. Measurers in certain towns, how

appointed.

2. May appoint deputies and employ

assistants.

3. Their duties.

4. Weight of bushel of Indian corn

and rye; Indian meal and rye
meal.

5. Compensation of measurers.

Section

6. Duties and fees in case of dis

putes, &c.

7. Penalty for selling grain, &c.,

without measurement and cer-
tificate.

8. Penalty on measurer for neglect

of duty.

9. Of sales at custom-house meas

ure.

Section 1. The towns of Bristol, Warren, Warwick, East Greenwich, North Kingstown, and North Providence shall, and any other towns may, at any annual meeting for the choice of town officers, elect in each of said towns respectively not exceeding two persons, to be measurers of grain, salt, shorts, and sea-coal. The city councils of the cities of Providence and of Newport, at the time of the election of city officers, shall respectively elect at least two such measurers for said cities.

Sec. 2. Such measurers may appoint as many deputy measurers, and employ as many assistants, as they may deem expedient, who shall be engaged to the faithful performance of their duties.

Sec. 3. The measurers shall measure, or cause to be measured in their presence, and shall certify the measure of all corn, rye, oats, barley, and other grain, and all shorts, salt, and sea-coal, imported into such town from without the limits of this state, that shall be sold and delivered from any vessel or water craft, or any railroad car in

Measurers in certain towns, how appointed.

May appoint deputies and employ assistants.

Their duties.

Weight of boahel of Indian com and rye, Indian meal and rye meal.

Compensation of measurers.

Duties and fees in case of dispute, &c.

Ponalty for selling grain, &c., without measurement and certificate.

Penalty on measurer for neglect of duty.

Of sales at

custom-house

measure.

said town, in any Quantity exceeding twenty-five bushels at one sale, to one person or company.

Sec. 4. In the sale of Indian corn and rye, the same shall be estimated at and after the rate of fifty-six pounds to the bushel, barley at the rate of forty-eight, and oats at the rate of thirty-two pounds, to the bushel. In the sale of Indian meal, or rye meal, by weight, the same shall be estimated at the rate of fifty pounds to the bushel. If any person shall sell a less number of pounds for a bushel, he shall forfeit and pay the sum of ten dollars.

Sec. 5. The measurers shall receive as compensation, for every bushel of grain, shorts, salt, or sea-coal aforesaid, by them meassured and certified, where the same shall exceed one hundred and fifty bushels, one half of one cent per bushel, and for any quantity less than one hundred and fifty bushels, one cent per bushel; to be paid by the vendor upon the tender of the certificate of the measurers; the vendor charging one half of the same to the purchaser, unless otherwise by them agreed; but no measurer shall be entitled to receive more than one half of one cent per bushel for measuring, when the quantity shall exceed one hundred and fifty bushels, delivered from the same vessel, or any car.

Sec. 6. The measurers or their deputies shall measure and certify as aforesaid, in all cases of sale and delivery of said articles in the towns where they are appointed, in quantity aforesaid, from any store or other places of selling in said towns, whenever a dispute shall arise between the seller and purchaser, if called on for that purpose by either party; for which duty they shall receive the same compensation, and payable in like manner, as hereinbefore provided.

Sec. 7. Every person who shall sell and deliver from any vessel, water craft, or railroad car, in said towns, any such grain, shorts, salt, or sea-coal, in a quantity exceeding twenty-five bushels, at one sale and delivery, without having the same duly measured and certified as aforesaid by one of the said measurers, or shall refuse to permit a measurer or deputy to measure such articles when sold from any water craft, or railroad car, shall forfeit fifty dollars for each off'ence; one half thereof to the use of the person who shall sue for the same, and the other half to the use of the town where the offence shall be committed.

Sec. 8. Every measurer or deputy measurer who shall, after being duly requested to perform any of the duties prescribed by this chapter, and after tender of his fees therefor, refuse or neglect so to do, shall forfeit ten dollars for each offence; one half thereof to the person who shall sue therefor, and the other half to the use of said town where such neglect occurred.

Sec. 9. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to apply to or affect the sale, delivery, or measuring of any of the articles aforesaid, in the sale whereof it shall have been contracted by the seller and purchaser that the same shall be sold and delivered at custom-house measure; the same being measured under the inspection of a customhouse inspector; or to the sale of grain, where the contract is that it shall be delivered by weight.

CHAPTER 108.

OF THE SALE OF COTTON.

Section

1. Weighers of cotton, how ap

pointed.

2. Shall weigh all cotton sold, unless

special contract otherwise.

Section

3. Duties of such weighers.

4. Their fees.

Section 1. Weighers of cotton may be annually elected by the city councils of the cities of Providence and Newport, and by the town councils of the several towns respectively.

Sec. 2. All cotton sold in this state, unless otherwise specially agreed, shall be weighed by the weighers so chosen.

Sec. 3. Such weighers shall correctly weigh, and record in a book, to be kept for that purpose, the weight of each bale of cotton, with the marks and numbers of the bales, and shall mark upon every bale, in plain figures, the weight of the same, and shall make a certificate of each lot of cotton, which certificate shall specify the marks, numbers, and weight of each bale.

Sec. 4. Such certificate shall be given to the seller of the cotton, and the weigher shall be paid for weighing and marking the same, on the delivery of the certificate, eight cents per bale; and for every duplicate certificate of not exceeding one hundred bales, fifty cents, and fifty cents for every additional hundred bales.

Weighers of cotton, how appointed.

Cotton, to be weighed unless, &c. Duties of such weighers.

Their fees.

CHAPTER 109.

OF THREAD.

Section

1. How spools or packages of sewing thrend to be labelled or ticketed.

Section

2. Penalty for not affixing, or affixing
false label or ticket.

Section 1. Every manufacturer of sewing thread, or person engaged in putting up thread on spools or in packages intended for sale, shall, before the same is offered for sale, affix to each spool or several package a label or ticket, designating the number of yards of thread which such spool or package contains.

Sec. 2. If any such person shall purposely neglect to affix such label to each spool or several package of thread, or shall, with intent to deceive, affix or cause or suffer to be affixed a label or ticket to any spool or package of thread intended for sale, specifying that such spool or package contains a greater number of yards of thread than such spool or package contains, he shall forfeit the sum of fifty dollars for each spool or package so without a label or falsely labelled that shall be sold, or be delivered by him to any person to be sold, to be recovered, one half to the use of the state, and one half to the use of the party who shall sue for the same.

Spools,.So., of sewing thread, how labelled and ticketed.

Penalty for not affixing,.or affixing false label or ticket.

CHAPTER 110.

OF CABLES.

Section 1. Duties of inspector of cables.

Duties of in- Section 1. The inspector of cables shall carefully inspect and exspcctor of amine all chain cables manufactured in this state and offered for sale therein, and certify in writing to the quality of each, and to the amount of hydraulic pressure which each has withstood, and shall stamp upon a link at each end of each chain the word "proved," and the initials of the person or company manufacturing the same, and shall make an annual return to the general assembly of the number and weight of chain cables inspected by him.

CHAPTER 111.

OF THE SALE OF OILS.

Section

1. Descriptions of oils.

2. Whale oil, what; proportions of

adulteration to be disclosed;
penalty for not disclosing.

Descriptions of oils.

Whale oil, what; penalty for not disclosing adulteration.

Penalty for sale without such 'disclosure.

Tight-pressed oil, what; penalty for not making disclosure of mixture.

Section

3. Penalty for sale without such dis

closure.

4. Tight-pressed oil, what; disclosure

of mixture to be made ; penalty for not making it.

Section 1. All descriptions of oils sold under the names of sperm, spermaceti, lamp, summer, fall, winter, and second winter oils, shall be deemed pure winter pressed, or summer strained spermaceti oil.

Sec. 2. All oils sold under the names aforesaid, which are adulterated with whale, lard, or any other oil of less value than pure spermaceti oil, shall be deemed whale oil; and the vendor shall be liable to the purchaser for double the amount of the difference in value between pure spermaceti oil and whale oil, when the quantity sold exceeds five gallons, and four times the difference, when said quantity is less than five gallons, unless the proportions of the respective oils are disclosed to the purchaser at the time of sale.

Sec. 3. Every person who shall sell any oil or oils commonly known under the names of sperm, spermaceti, lamp, summer, fall, winter, and second winter oils, which have been adulterated from pure spermaceti oil by a mixture of whale, lard, or any other inferior oil, and shall not disclose to the purchaser the proportions of the oils of which it consists at the time of sale, in the manner prescribed in the preceding section, shall for each offence forfeit twenty-five dollars, to the use of the person suing for the same.

Sec. 4. All oils sold under any of the names mentioned in the preceding section, which shall have been mixed with tight-pressed oil, shall be deemed tight-pressed oil; and the vendor thereof, or of tight-pressed oil under any of the names aforesaid, shall be liable to the purchaser thereof for double the value of the difference between the first quality of spermaceti oil and tight-pressed oil, unless, at the

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