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Sec. 26 (1915). Marks upon barrels and boxes used in shipping apples.—Manufacturers of standard barrels and boxes to be used in shipping apples shall mark, in a conspicuous place, on each barrel the words " Štandard barrel” and on each box the words “ Standard box.” Whoever fails to comply with this section shall be punished by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars. Municipal and police courts, and trial justices shall have original jurisdiction, concurrent with the supreme judicial court and the superior courts, of prosecutions under this section.

Sec. 28, as amended by Laws, 1923, ch. 94, p. 106, sec. 2. Size of package; name of owner, etc., to be on outside of package. Every closed package of apples, which is packed, sold, distributed, transported, offered or exposed for sale, distribution or transportation in the State by any person shall have affixed in a conspicuous place on the outside thereof a plainly printed statement clearly and truly stating the size of the package in terms of standard bushel box or standard barrel, the name and address of the owner or shipper of the apples at the time of packing, the name of the variety, the class or grade of the apples contained therein, and the minimum size of the fruit in the packages, and if the apples were grown in Maine, that fact shall be plainly designated and the word apples must appear in all instances.

Sec. 29 (1913). Misbranded or adulterated apples shall not be packed.—No person shall within this State, pack, sell, distribute,

— transport, offer or expose for sale, distribution, or transportation, apples which are adulterated or misbranded within the meanings of sections thirty and thirty-one of this chapter.

Sec. 30. Term adulterated defined. For the purpose of sections twenty-five to thirty-four, both inclusive, of this chapter, apples packed in a closed package shall be deemed to be adulterated if their measure, quality, grade or purity do not conform in each particular to the claims made upon the affixed guaranty. Rev. Stats., 1916, ch. 38, p. 658.

Sec. 15 (a1897). Pressed hay, how to be marked; penalty; when person receiving hay not marked may defend action for price.-All hay pressed and put up in bundles, except hay pressed by farmers and retailed from their own barns, shall have the first letter of the Christian name and the whole of the surname of the person putting up the same, written, printed or stamped on bands or boards made fast thereto, with the name of the State and the place where such person lives. Whoever offers for sale or shipment any pressed hay not marked as aforesaid, except hay pressed by farmers and retailed from their own barns, forfeits one dollar for each bale so offered, to be recovered by complaint. No person who has received hay not marked as provided in this section shall defend any action for the price thereof upon that ground, unless he shall prove that, before the delivery of said hay to him, he requested the person from whom he bought the same to comply with the provisions of this section. Rev. Stats., 1916, ch. 45, p. 703.

Sec. 9 (1901). Duty of inspector as to inspection and packing of fish.Every inspector who inspects any kind of fish that are split and pickled for packing, shall see that they are, in the first instance, free

from taint, rust or damage, and well struck with salt or pickle; and such of said fish as are in good order and of good quality, shall be pickled in barrels, half barrels, quarter barrels and tenths of barrels or kits; each barrel containing two hundred pounds, and so on in that proportion; and the same shall be packed in good, clean coarse salt, sufficient for their preservation; and then each cask shall be headed up and filled with clear, strong pickle, and shall be branded by the inspector with the name and quality of the fish therein.

Sec. 11. Quality of casks and how made; dimensions.-All barrels and casks used for packing pickled fish, shall be made of sound, wellseasoned white oak, white ash, spruce, pine, chestnut or poplar staves with heading of either of such kinds of wood, sound, well planed and seasoned, and when of pine, free from sap, and the barrels hooped with at least three strong hoops on each bilge, and three also on each chime; the barrel staves shall be twenty-eight inches in length, and the heads not less than sixteen and one-half inches between the chimes, and made in workmanlike manner, to hold pickle. The barrels shall contain from twenty-eight to thirty gallons each, and the aliquot parts of a barrel in the same proportion.

Sec. 12. Pickled alewives and herring, how prepared and packed.Every inspector who inspects pickled alewives or herring, or other small fish, packed whole or round, shall see that they are struck with salt or pickle, and then put in good casks of the size and material aforesaid, packed closely therein, and well salted, and the casks filled with fish and salt, putting no more salt with the fish than is necessary for their preservation; and the inspector shall brand or stencil all such casks with the name of the inspected fish as aforesaid.

Sec. 49 (1913). Boxes for smoked herring.--No person, firm or corporation engaged in the State in buying, selling and packing of smoked herring, shall sell or offer for sale smoked herring in boxes of less than the following dimensions, viz: Two inches in depth, six inches in width, inside measure, and twelve inches in length, outside measure. Whoever packs, sells or offers for sale, smoked herring in boxes in violation of this section shall forfeit twenty-five cents for each box so packed, sold or offered for sale; but this section does not apply to boxes of boneless herring.

Sec. 60 (a1909). Size of clam-bait barrel; penalty. In all contracts relating to the sale of clam bait, fresh or salt, by the barrel, and clam bait barrels, such barrel shall be twenty-five and one-fourth inches long, and fifteen and one-half inches head diameter, outside measure. Whoever violates this provision shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars for each offense. Laws, 1925, ch. 57, p. 40.

Sec. 1. Standard time defined.—Within the State of Maine, the standard time shall be based on the mean astronomical time of the seventy-fifth degree of longitude west from Greenwich, known and designated by the Federal statute as “ United States standard eastern time.” It shall be 'unlawful for any town or other municipality to vote for, or otherwise establish, any other system of time.

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MARYLAND

Ann. Code, 1924, Bagby, Vol. 2, Art. 97, p. 3032.

Sec. 1 (a1914). State standards.—The standards for weights and measures in this State, except as otherwise provided in this article, shall be the same as the standards of weights and measures of the United States.

Sec. 2. County inspector of standards, appointment of; duties.—The county commissioners of each county, shall, on or before the first day of May in each year, appoint some person, or persons, as inspector or inspectors of standards of weights and measures, who shall safely keep and preserve the same, and, when required, deliver them to said county commissioners, or to such persons as they may appoint to receive the same; and who shall perform the duties as prescribed by this article in the territory for which they have been appointed.

Sec. 3. Inspectors for Baltimore city, appointment of; duties of.-The comptroller of Baltimore city shall appoint such' number of inspectors of standards of weights and measures as may be required for said city, said appointment to be made in the way and manner now, or that may hereafter be, adopted by the mayor and city council of Baltimore under and by virtue of the powers conferred by the charter of said city; and said inspectors shall safely keep and preserve said standards of weights and measures in and for the city of Baltimore, and, when required, deliver them to said comptroller, or to such persons as he may appoint to receive the same; and they shall perform the several duties prescribed by this article in and for the territory for which they have been appointed.

Sec. 4. Bond.—Each person so appointed for the several counties and the city of Baltimore, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall give bond to the county commissioners of the county for which he is appointed or to the mayor and city council of Baltimore city if appointed for said city, in the penal sum of five hundred dollars, conditioned for the faithful discharge of all the duties appertaining to his office.

Sec. 5 (a1916). All weights and measures to be inspected and stamped annually; other provisions for Baltimore.- All weights and measures used within this State in the vending of articles, shall be inspected and stamped or branded by said inspectors, and when adjusted shall be by said inspectors stamped or branded with letters “Md.S.," meaning thereby “Maryland Standard,” together with the figures that will indicate the year of inspection, in such manner and on such parts of said weights and measures as shall be most lasting and effectual in preventing and detecting fraudulent practices or impositions in the use of such weights and measures; and the like inspection shall be repeated once in every year, and the year of inspection stamped or branded thereon: Provided, That such inspection and stamping or branding, as set out in this section, shall be done in the city of Baltimore at such times and in the manner as is now, or may hereafter be provided by the mayor and city council of said city. Such weights and measures so examined and stamped or branded as aforesaid, and no other, shall be used in this State in the vending of such articles as are directed by law to be, or are usually sold by weight or measure, firm or corporation or agent, employee or officer of any person, firm or corporation; and any person violating any one of the provisions of this section shall be liable to indictment in any court in this State having criminal jurisdiction, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not more than fifty dollars, in the discretion of the court, for the first offense, and if convicted a second time for a violation of this section, the person or persons so offending shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars, and be imprisoned for not more than thirty days, in the discretion of the court, and his, her or their license, if any was issued for the business he, she or they are engaged in, shall be declared null and void by the judge of said court; and it shall not be lawful for such person or persons to obtain another license for the period of twelve months from the time of such conviction, nor shall a license be obtained by any other person or persons to carry on said business on the premises or elsewhere, if the person, so as aforesaid convicted, has any interest whatever therein, or shall derive any profit whatever therefrom; and in case of being convicted more than twice for a violation of this section, such person or persons on each occasion shall be imprisoned for not more than sixty days, and fined not more than double that imposed on such person or persons on the last preceding conviction; and his, her or their license, if any was issued, may be declared null and void by the court, and no new license shall be issued to such person or persons for a period of two years from the time of such conviction, nor to any one else to carry on said business wherein he or she is in anywise interested, as before provided for the second violation of the provisions of this section.

Sec. 6 (a1914). Inspections, when made; notice to be given. The inspectors of weights and measures for the several counties of the State shall attend at the different markets, towns and villages, in the county for which they shall respectively be appointed at least once in each year, and at the different public inspecting warehouses in said counties at least twice in each year, on some certain days to be appointed by the county commissioners of which thirty days' public notice shall be given by advertisement inserted in some one or more newspapers in the counties in which there may be such paper printed, and also by advertisement set up at some conspicuous piace in the said markets, warehouses, villages and towns, and shall inspect and adjust all beams and scales, weights and measures, used or intended to be used in said county: Provided, That such inspection and adjustment of all beams, scales, weights and measures in Baltimore city shall be made at the times and in the manner as is now or may hereafter be provided by the mayor and city council of said city.

Sec. 7. Record to be kept and report of same made; small packages to be examined and certificate issued to manufacturer, when.--Each inspector of weights and measures shall keep a record in book form, in which he shall register the names of the persons whose beams and scales, weights and measures he has adjusted, also the names of the manufacturers or persons for whom sample packages have been measured, together with the day of the month and year, and number and description of the same so adjusted or measured, which he shall submit to the inspection of the county commissioners of the county for which he is appointed, or the comptroller of Baltimore city if appointed for said city, once in each year or oftener if required. It shall also be the duty of the inspector or inspectors of standards of weights and measures to examine all sample packages submitted to them for measurement, and if the submitted package or packages are found to be in conformity with the standard of measurements as provided for by this article, the said inspector or inspectors are to issue a certificate to the party or parties submitting the sample package setting forth this fact, which certificate is to be sufficient authority for the manufacturer of such packages to manufacture and to sell the same.

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Sec. 8. Refusal to have weights or measures inspected; penalty.—If any person, firm or corporation, or agent, employee, or officer, of any person, firm or corporation shall refuse or neglect to have his, her, their or its beams or scales, weights and measures inspected and adjusted as directed in this article when required to do so by the proper officer, he, she, they, or it, shall be fined five dollars for every day during such delinquency.

Šec. 9 (a1920). Family scales prohibited for commercial purposes; penalty; not applicable, where.--It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, or agent, employee or officer of any person, firm or corporation to have in his, their or its possession for commercial purposes, any scale designated or commonly known as family scales. Any person, firm or corporation, or any agent, employee or officer of any person, firm or corporation having in his, her, their or its possession for commercial purposes any such scale, shall on conviction be subject to a fine of not less than twenty dollars nor more than fifty dollars for each offense: Provided, That this shall not apply to any county of which there is no inspector of weights and measures or other similar official.

Sec. 10 (a1914). Inspection and seizure of apparatus; how disposed of.—If any inspector shall be informed or has reason to suspect that any person, firm or corporation is using, or has in his, her, their or its possession with fraudulent intention any false beams or scales, or weights, or measures, he shall examine the same, and if he finds them, or any of them to be false he shall seize the same as a forfeiture, and adjust, and sell them at public auction; and shall annually return a statement of the money received therefor under oath to the county commissioners of the county for which he is appointed, or the comptroller of Baltimore city, if appointed for said city.

Sec. 11. Úse of apparatus with broken, altered or condemned seal; penalty; proviso; not applicable to berry box or standard barrel.-If any weight or measure which shall have been stamped or branded as required by provisions of this article, shall be broken, injured, altered, or changed, or condemned by any inspector, and shall be found thereafter in the use of any person, firm or corporation, or agent, employee, or officer, of any person, firm, or corporation, within

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