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ket-masters.

others to remain as heretofore.

dollars; for the Eastern market, five hundred dollars : for Governor may ap- the Georgetown market, five hundred dollars. And when point assistant mar

the Governor may deem necessary, he may appoint an assistant market-master for any market under the control

of the government of the District of Columbia, at such (ompensation. rate of compensation, not exceeding three dollars per day,

as he may consider proper. Duties, compensa- Sec. 40. And be it further enacted, That the intendant, tion, and liabilities certain minor commissioners, secretary to commissioners, physician, and

resident student of the Washington Asylum, two trustees of the poor for that part of the District of Columbia known as the city of Georgetown, physicians to the poor, apothecaries, commissioners and sextons of the Eastern and Western Burial Grounds, and garbage-masters, shall each perform the same duties, receive the same compensation, and be subject to the same liabilities in their respective localities as are prescribed in existing laws and ordinances in said localities.

Sec. 41. And be it further enacteil, That the fees, emoluments, and duties of the sealers of weights and measures, inspectors of flour and salted provisions, inspectors and measurers of wood and inspectors and measurers of lumber, gaugers and inspectors of spirituous liquors, weighers of hay, straw, and fodder, superintendent of sweets, scavengers, and other officers whose compensation is in fees, shall remain the same in each locality for which they may be appointed as under existing ordinances and regulations: Provilel, That where any office is for the first time created in any locality, the fees, emoluments, and duties shall in all respects be the same as those which attach to a similar office existing in another locality of the District of Columbia, unless otherwise prescribed in

this act. Weighing and sell- SEC. 42. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the

duty of the inspectors and weigbers of coal to weigh all coal brought to this Distriet, when called upon, which coal sha l be sold by weight, and two thousand two hundred and forty pounds shall be the standard for the ton, by which the same shall be weighed. It shall be the duty of the seller of coal to furnish to the driver of each dray, cart, or other vehicle used for hauling such coal, a card or ticket, which shall indicate on its face, in plain characters, the quantity of coal contained in such dray, cart,

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ing of coal regu. lated.

or other vehicle, and also the weight of such cart, day, or other vehicle; and any person violating said provision, or being found carrying coal wbich shall not be furnished with such card or ticket, shall be liable to a fine of not less than five nor more than ten dollars for every such violation. It shall also be the duty of the inspectors and weighers of coal, whenever they may have reason to believe that the quantity of coal in such dray, cart, or other vehicle, will not correspond with the amount indicated on the card or ticket aforesaid in the possession of the driver, owner, or agent of such load of coal, to cause the said load of coal to be weighed upon any lawful scale used for weighing coal for sale, most accessible for that purpose; and if, won the weighing thereof, it shall be found that such load of coal shall be sufficiently in excess of or less than the net amount indicated upon such card or ticket to furnish to said inspector evidence of fraud, then the driver, owner, or agent furnishing such load of coal, shall be liable to, and shall forfeit and pay to the District of Columbia a fine of not less than five nor more than fifteen dollars for each and every offense, and the inspector shall be entitled to receive for each load found incorrect a fee at the rate of twenty-five cents per ton, payable by the seller or driver of such coal, with costs of weighing and handling the same; the fine to be collected the same as other fines imposed. If, upon weighing such coal, it shall be found that the amount of coal indicated on said card or ticket is correct, or so near correct as not to indicate any evidence of fraud, then the driver or owner of said coal shall not be liable to any expense or fee for reweighing such coal. All persons licensed to sell coal in the District of Columbia shall keep in his or their yard, for the inspectors of coal, a suitable set of scales and weights sufficient to weigh at least eleven hundred and twenty pounds at one time, and which, before use, shall have been tested and found correct by a scaler of weights and measures. If any person or persons licensed as aforesaid shall sell and deliver any coal which shall not have Leen first weighed by one of the coal inspectors of the District, unless the buyer shall have previously agreed to disj ense with such weighing, he shall be liable to a fine of not less than three nor more than five dollars for every such violation. If any person owning or keeping a scale for weighing coal for sale, or any other person, shall refuse to allow the use of said scale, or hinder any authorized inspector from weighing said coal, he shall be liable to a fine of not less than ten nor more than twenty dollars for every such violation. The said inspectors and weighers shall keep an office in some convenient place in the vicinity of the principal coal yards in the cities of Washington and Georgetown, where they can be found, for the performance of the duties of their office. The weighers of hard coal shall, from time to time, as often as once a month, carefully examine, try, and prove all scales used by them, or under their superintendence, for weighing hard coal; and if, upon any examination and trial, it shall be fowd that such scales are not conformable to the legal standard, they shall give immediate notice thereof, in writing, to the owner or keeper of said scales, therein requesting him to have the same regulated and sealed forthwith. In case said owner or keeper shall refuse or neglect to have the same tried, proved, and sealed by the public sealer of weights and measures for the space of twenty-four hours after such notice, it shall be the duty of said weigher forth with to give notice thereof in two daily papers of said district. Said weighers are hereby forbidden from using said scales or certifying the weight of coal weighed therewith until the same shall have been tried, proved, and sealed as aforesaid; and for any neglect of duty aforesaid, or violation of the provisions of this act, said weighers shall forfeit and pay not less than two dollars for each load of coal he shall weigh therewith until the same shall be sealed as aforesaid, oue-half of said

penalty to inure to the prosecutor, and the other to the Compensation of District. The inspectors of coal shall be entitled to reinspektors of coal. ceive for any coal they may be called upon to weigh a

fee of ten cents per ton, payable by the seller of such coal, and an additional sum of two hundred dollars per annum each, to be paid by said District of Columbia.

Sec. 43. And be it further enacted, That to insure an pointed it statüd efficient discharge of the duties of their respective offices,

the collector of taxes is hereby authorized to appoint three clerks, who shall respectively receive an annual salary of eighteen hundred dollars, fifteen hundred dollars, and twelve hundred dollars; the auditor two clerks, one at an annual salary of fifteen hundred dollars, the

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other at an annual salary of twelve hundred dollars; the comptroller three clerks, one to be an experienced bookkeeper, and to receive an annual salary of eighteen hundred dollars, each of the others to be paid at the rate of fifteen hundred dollars; the superintendent of assessments and taxes three clerks, who shall receive, respectively, an annual salary of two thousan, fifteen, and twelve hundred dollars, and, with the approval of the Governor, the said superintendent may employ, for such period as may be necessary, at a compensation not exceeding four dollars per day, such other clerks as may be required for the duties of his office; the water registrar three clerks, who shall receive, respectively, an annual salary of eighteen, fifteen, and twelve hundred dollars.

Sec. 4t. And be it further enacted, That the followingnamed officers shall be under the imediate control of ploges of the Governor, and shall receive the following annual sularies respectively, namely: Secretary to the Governor, two thousand dollars; clerk to the Governor, twelve hundred dollars; clerk to the secretary of the District of Columbia, eighteen hundred dollars; the several messengers, each, nine hundred dollars; day watchmen and night watchmen, each, nine hundred dollars.

Sec. 45. And be it further enacted, That the publicprinter Publie printer. shall be selected from among persons regniarly engaged in the printing business in the District of Columbia, and shall execute all printing of the executive, legislative, and all other departments of the government of said District, under the direction of the proper oflicers of eachi department: Provided, That no printing shall be ordered by any officer of the District, unless the same shall be actually required for the business of his office, or of any other person than the public printer. Ile shall execute a bord satisfactory to the Governor of the said District in the sum of five thousand dollars, conditioned for the prompt and faithful discharge of the duties provided for in thisact; and the accounts of said public printer shall be audited in the same manner as other accounts.

SEC. 46. And be it further enuctud, That unless otherwise Salaries paralle provided, the salaries prescribed in this act shall be payable monthly.

Sec. 47. And be it further enacted, That all bonds given

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Sec. 18. And be it further enacteil, That, before entering

upon their official duties, the officers nained in this act Oath to be taken shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation before the

Governor or secretary of the District of Columbia, or
some judge or justice of the peace of said District who
may be duly commissioned and qualitied, or before the
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States,
to support the Constitution of the United States, and
faithfully to discharge the duties of their respective
offices, which said oaths or affirmations, when so taken,
shall be certified and transmitted by the person adminis-
tering the same to the secretary of the said District, to
be by him recorded among the executive proceedings.

SEC. 19. And be it furthur emetell, That all acts or parts
Repealing clause of acts, ordinances, and regulatious heretofore in force in

that part of the District of Columbia known as Wash-
ington city, city of Georgetown, and the county of Washi-
ington, inconsistent with this act, be, and the same are
herely repealed.

Approved August 23, 1871.

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CHAP CIX.-AN dit proriiling for the payment of the collector of Wosk

ton city. D. C., and his employers.
Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the District of

Columbia, That the comptroller of the city of Washing-
Wa-lindon to st. ton be, and is hereby, authorized and instructed to settle

the account of the collector of taxes for services rendered
between the first day of June, cighteen hundred and
seventy-one, and thirty-first day of August, eighteen hun-
dred and seventy-one, by allowing him at the rate of tive
thousand dollars per annum for his own services, and at
the rate of four thousand four hundred dollars per annum
for the clerks employed in his office: Provided, That the
said collector and clerks shall perform their respective
duties to the date last above mentioned: And provided
further, That the collector shall relinquish and deposit in
the treasury of the municipality all commissions, fees, or
other emoluments to which he would be entitled by virtue
of late laws fixing his compensation.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That, to enable the

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