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trustees and

gas well.

(House Bill No. 803.]

To authorize trustees of townships and councils of municipalities

to make additional levy for the purpose of drilling an oil or
gas well when authorized by vote of the electors of such town-

ship or municipality. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION I. That the trustees of any township or coun Township cil of any municipality in the state of Ohio be, and the

council of musame are hereby authorized to levy an additional tax noi nicipality, auexceeding five mills on the dollar in addition to the tax levy tax for already authorized by law, when so authorized by a ma

drilling oil or jority vote of the electors of such township or municipality at a regular or special election, said election to be conducted the same as elections for township or municipal officers, the same to be collected as other taxes, for the purpose of drilling an oil or gas well in such township or municipality.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.


President of the Senate.
Passed May 9, 1902.


(House Bill No. 768.]


To amend section 2656 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio.

vacation or

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. That section 2656 of the Revised Statutes Streets: of Ohio be amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 2656. Notice of the pendency, object and prayer Petition for of a petition for the vacation or establishment of a street

establishment, or alley as aforesaid 'shall be given by publication in some and notice

thereof. newspaper of general circulation in the county in which said street or alley is located, for four consecutive weeks on the same day of the week, and the cause may be heard and determined at any time after the expiration of ten days from the date of last publication; and if any person other than the petitioner, owning a lot in the immediate vicinity of such street or alley prayed to be vacated or. established, claims that he will sustain damage thereby the court may proceed to hear proof in reference thereto and may render judgment against the petitioners for such damiages as it may think just, and the same shall be assesse i by the court against the petitioners ratably according to the

Repeals, etc.

value of the property owned by them as the same stands taxed on the tax list of the county; and a jury may be demanded as in other cases; and when necessary the court shall appoint a guardian ad litem for all minors or persons of unsound mind who may be interested in the premises.

SECTION 2. That section 2656 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio be, and the same is hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.


President of the Senate. Passed May 9, 1902.


[House Bill No. 478.]


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To insure the better education of horseshoers and to regulate the

practice of horseshoeing. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio: Unlawful to

SECTION I. That it shall be unlawful for any person

to be engaged in or working at the business of a horseshoer horseshoeing exclusively in this state without having first received a without li

license to do so, as hereinafter provided. State board

SECTION 2. There shall be a state board of examiners of examiners; appointment,

consisting of four practicing horseshoers and one veterinary qualifications, surgeon, two of said horseshoers shall be master horse

shoers and two shall be journeymen horseshoers, and such veterinary surgeon shall not be engaged in the practice of horseshoeing during his term or service in said board; and should either of said journeymen horseshoers become a master horseshoer, or either of said master horseshoers become a journeyman horseshoer during his said term of office, he shall thereupon cease to be a member of said board, and his place shall thereupon become vacant. All vacancies occurring as aforesaid, or by death, resignation, or in any other manner, shall be filled in the same manner as provided for the original appointment. The members of said board shall be appointed by the governor of the state and shall hold office for the term of five years, and until their successors shall be duly appointed and qualified, except that the terms of the members of said board first appointed hereunder shall be one, two, three,

four, and five years respectively. Organization,

SECTION 3. Said board shall organize by choosing one bond, meet

of its members as president, one as secretary, and one as ings, etc.

treasurer thereof, who shall give bond in such sum as the board may determine, and said board shall meet at least three times a year and as much oftener and at such times and places as it may deem necessary. The board shall keep a complete record of all its proceedings; and a copy

from its records certified by the secretary shall be competent evidence in all courts. A majority of said board shall constitute a quorum, and the proceedings thereof shall at all times be open to public inspection. A special meeting shall be called upon the written request of two members of said board, one being a master horseshoer and the other a journeyman horseshoer, signed by the president and secretary of the said board.

SECTION 4. It shall be the duty of every person who who entitled is now exclusively engaged in the business of horseshoe- to license ing in the state of Ohio to file a written application stat- ination. ing his or her name and residence with said board of examiners within six months after the passage of this act. Upon receipt of such application it shall be the duty of said board to investigate the facts stated therein, and if said board be satisfied that the facts so stated are true, it shall be the duty of the said board to record the facts stated in the application in a register kept for that purpose; and every person who shall be so registered by the said board as a horseshoer may continue practicing such vocation without incurring the penalties herein provided for, and shall be entitled to be licensed for one year in accordance with the provisions of this act. SECTION 5. No person whose name is not registered who not per

mitted to enupon the books of said board within the time prescribed in

gage in such the preceding section shall be permitted to engage in the business. business of horseshoeing within this state until such person shall have been duly examined by said board and regularly licensed in accordance with the provisions of this act.

SECTION 6. The necessary qualifications for all per- Qualifications sons not registered in accordance with the preceding sec- of horseshoe tion, within six months after the passage of this act to en- ing; examingage in the exclusive business of horseshoeing, in this state, shall be that the applicant has served a three years' apprenticeship or worked for four years at the business of horseshoeing exclusively and shall pass an examination before the said board of examiners. Said examination shall test the knowledge of the applicant on physiology and workmanship. The examination on physiology shall consist in naming the bones of the hoof and leg of a horse from the shoulder down; also the hind leg, from the hip down, and in pointing out the various divisions of the hoof and leg, and naming them; also the articulation, ligaments, tendons, ana muscles attached to the bones; also the circulatory apparatus veins, and arteries, of the hoof and leg and the nerve supply to the same. The examination on workmanship shall include a statement of the causes of the different defects of the foot, and their remedy; also the competency of the applicant to shoe a horse completely, viz: to make the four shoes and to heel and toe the shoes; to dress the hoof, fit the shoes, and to properly nail them on.

SECTION 7. All persons who shall so desire may ap- Upon passing pear before said board at any of its meetings and be ex

to be entitled amined with reference to their knowledge of the anatomy to license.



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of the horse's foot and the mechanical skill necessary in shoeing the same; and if, upon such examination, any such person shall prove himself competent to the satisfaction of said board, said board shall issue to such person a license to practice for one year in this state as a horseshoer, and after the expiration of such year, and from year to year thereafter, any person so licensed, or licensed in accordance with section four (4) of this act, shall be relicensed without examination upon application to said board.

SECTION 8. The secretary of said board shall issue a temporary license on the recommendation of two members of said board, one of whom shall be a master and the other a journeyman, to any applicant upon the presentation by such applicant of the evidence of the necessary qualifications to practice as horseshoer, and said board may provide such method of temporary examination as it may deem wise, and such temporary license shall remain in force until the next meeting of said board occurring after the date of such temporary license, and no longer. All licenses issued under this act shall be signed by the secretary and countersigned by the president of said board.

SECTION 9. Any person who shall violate this act by engaging in horseshoeing contrary to the provisions hereof shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be liable to prosecution before any court of competent jurisdiction, and, upon conviction, shall be fined not less than twentyfive dollars ($25.00) nor more than two hundred dollars ($200.00) for each and every offense. All fines recovered under this act shall be paid into the common school fund of the county in which said conviction takes place. It shall be the duty of the said board to secure the prosecution of all persons violating the provisions of this act.

SECTION 10. In order to carry out the provisions of this act, and to provide a fund for the maintenance of the said board of examiners, each person, applying to or appearing before said board for examination for license to practice as a horseshoer shall pay into the treasury of said board a fee of five dollars ($5.00), and for registration and license without examination within six months from the passage of this act, in accordance with the provisions of section four (4), one dollar ($1.00), and for each yearly renewal of a license fifty cents ($.50); and out of the funds coming into the possession of the said board from fees so charged, the members of said board shall receive as compensation the sum of five dollars ($5.00) per diem for each and every day that they are necessarily engaged in the discharge of the duties of their office, and all necessary expenses incurred by said board, but no part of the salary of the said board or other expense shall be paid out of the state treasury.

The said secretary of this board to receive the same per diem as the other members when in actual service, and in addition thereto, an annual salary not to exceed two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) per year; said sum to be determined

Fees for examination or license; compensation of members of board and secretary

to governor.

by a majority of said board. All moneys received in excess of said per diem allowance and other expenses above provided for, shall be held by the treasurer of said board, and shall not be paid out, used or expended by him except in accordance with a resolution duly passed by said board, and Annual report said board shall make an annual report of its proceedings to the governor by the 15th of December of each year showing the names of all horseshoers licensed, their place of business and the moneys received and disbursed by them pursuant to this act. All moneys over five hundred dollars ($500.00) in the hands of the treasurer of the board on making his annual report to the governor, shall be turned over into the state treasury to the credit of the common school fund.

SECTION II. No person shall present himself for ex- Qualifications amination as above provided as an applicant for a license fois examinauntil he shall have served a three years' apprenticeship at horseshoeing, nor unless he has attended a course of lectures devoted to the anatomy of horse's feet for one school year in some institution of learning, provided, however, if no institution affording such instruction shall have been convenient to the applicant's place of residence, the board may, upon finding that the applicant has by other means acquired a satisfactory knowledge of such subject, dispense with said qualification. Applicants who are not found qualified by said board may present themselves again for examination after the expiration of six months.

SECTION 12. It shall be the duty of the secretary of Notice to said board to notify all practicing horseshoers in the state of provisions after said board has been appointed by the provisions of this of this act. act within thirty (30) days after said board shall have been appointed; provided that the failure of said secretary to so notify any horseshoer, or the failure of any horseshoer to receive said notice, shall not be a defense to any prosecu

gun in accordance with the provisions of this act.

SECTION 13. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.


President of the Senate.
Passed lay 9. 1902.


(House Bill Jo. 568. ]

To supplement section 4777 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. That section 4777 of the Revised Statutes One-mile i Ohio be supplemented by the following section, num

fered as indica ter:

assessment pikes:

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