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and such additional assistants, pumpers, inspectors, weigners and overseers as may be necessary during the business part of the sea. son, who shall receive not more than fifty dollars a month for not more than eight months a year. Before entering upon the duties of his office, each person appointed by the superintendent shall exe. cute and deliver, to him an official undertaking in amounts with sufficient sureties for the faithful performance of his duties and for the faithful and punctual payment to such superintendent of all moneys which such person shall from time to time receive, and as often and at such stated periods as may be required of him. A îist of the names of all officers appointed by the superintendent shall be kept conspicuously posted in each of the receivers' offices in the several districts.
§ 13. Inspection of salt.—The superintendent and his deputies charged with the inspection of salt shall carefully and constantly superintend its manufacture in the several fine and coarse salt manufactories, and examine and inspect such salt in the various stages of its production in the kettles, vats, bins and storehouses; and require inferior or impure salt to be separated from salt suitable for passing inspection, and to be either destroyed or returned to the cisterns to be dissolved or deposited in some proper place and disposed of as salt of second quality. No salt shall pass as good unless it is manufactured as directed by this chapter and by the rules and regulations of the superintendent, and is well made, free from dirt, filth, stones, admixtures of lime, ashes of wood, and other substances injurious thereto, fully drained from pickle and bitterns, properly extracted therefrom. The superintendent shall allow salt made from the brine of the springs to be manu. factured without extracting the bitterns or impurities therefrom, provided all such salt, whether shipped loose or in bags, barrels or packages shall be designated and branded as impure and agricul. tural salt. Salt shall not be packed in casks, barrels, sacks or other vessels, or taken from the salt house in bulk or otherwise, until it has remained in the bin or storehouse at least fourteen days, and the inspectors shall have determined upon an actual examination that it is sufficiently drained of pickle and fit for inspection. No inspection shall be made after sundown or before sunrise, and no salt manufacturer shall retail or deliver any uninspected salt after sundown or before sunrise. No person shall remove or attempt to remove from the reservation or from any salt manufactory, storehouse or other place of deposit, any salt before it shall have been
inspected, and the duties paid thereon, with intent to evade the inspection thereof or the payment of the duties thereon. Every person so removing or attempting to remove any salt shall forfeit to the state such salt, with the bag, barrel or other vessel in which it shall be contained, and five dollars for every bushel so removed or attempted to be removed; and the boat, vessel, cart, wagon, sled or other vehicle, in or by which the same shall be removed or attempted to be removed, with the apparel, tackle and team belonging thereto, shall be taken to be the property of such person and be liable to the payment of such penalty.
§ 14. Persons who may execute process. The superintendent or any of his deputies may enter every barn, storehouse, enclosure or other place of deposit which he may suspect to contain salt so removed or attempted to be removed, and every boat, vessel, cart, wagon, sled or other vehicle in or by which such salt shall have been removed or attempted to be removed and seize such salt, with the bag, barrel, or other vessel containing it, and sell the same at public auction for the use of the people of the state after giving six days notice of the time and place of sale. The officer or person making such seizure may also seize such boat, vessel, cart, wagon, sled or other vehicle, with the tackle, apparel and the team belong. ing thereto and retain the same until the determination of any suit which may be brought for the penalty so imposed. The owner of the property so seized may obtain possession thereof by giving a bond to the superintendent with sureties to be approved by him for the return of such property to the officer if judgment for the plaintiff shall be recovered in the suit brought for the forfeiture incurred, and to secure which such seizure shall have been made.
§ 15. By whom inspection shall be made.-Persons desiring to have salt inspected shall apply to the inspector in the district where such salt shall be, who shall thereupon actually examine it in the bag, barrel or vessel in which it is contained. In order to facilitate its examination, the person offering it shall unhead or bore the barrel or open the bag or other vessel containing it as directed by the inspector so as to expose the salt to his touch, view and examination, and shall in all cases provide the necessary assistance to lift the salt while the inspector weighs or measures it.
$ 16. Examination of kettles.—The inspectors shall daily examine in their respective districts all kettles used in the manufacture of fine salt and shall require their removal if damaged or defective so as to be unsuitable for the manufacture of good salt
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and if not removed upon his order, the superintendent may with. hold brine from such manufacturer until such order shall be com. plied with.
§ 17. Damaged salt; penalties. The superintendent shall erase his inspection brand from packages containing salt which, after it has been inspected and the duties paid, shall have suffered any damage so as to reduce its weight or impair its quality and require that it shall be repacked, if reduced in weight only, or destroyed, if impaired in quality, by returning it to the cisterns from which the owner or manufacturer thereof shall draw his supplies of brine for his works. Salt of any inferior quality, dirty, damaged or condemned, may be sold loose or in bulk at the works by the manufacturer thereof, the inspector designating quantity by weight in the inspection bill as in ordinary cases, and distinguishing the same as “second quality," and the person having it inspected paying the duty thereon. Such inferior salt shall not be mixed with other salt which is to be ground or prepared as table salt, or for the packing of provisions, nor shall it be packed in a manner calculated to de. ceive an innocent purchaser as to its real quality, and if packed in barrels in the ordinary manner it shall be branded in plain letters, “second quality.” Every person violating the provisions of this section relating to mixing such salt with other salt or the preparing of it for table use or for packing purposes shall for every such violation forfeit to the people of the state the sum of one hun. dred dollars. The inspector or deputy who shall have inspected and branded any Onondaga salt put up in barrels or sacks which on being opened are found to contain salt of a quality inferior to that required by law, and the maker and manufacturer whose name is branded on any such barrel or painted on any such sack, shall forfeit to the purchaser injured thereby the sum of one dollar for each bushel so found inferior.
§ 18. Deleterious ingredients prohibited.—No salt manufacturer or other person shall put any article or ingredient into the salt water in his cisterns or while evaporating other than such as shall be allowed and approved of by the superintendent in the general rules and regulations which he shall adopt in relation thereto. Every person violating any provision of this section shall for every such offense forfeit to the state the sum of fifty dollars.
§ 19. Bittern Pans.-Every manufacturer shall keep one good bittern pan for each kettle or pan used in the manufacture of salt for the purpose of removing the feculent matter and other foreign substances held in solution in the brine during the process of mak. ing salt. The superintendent shall, in the rules and regulations adopted by him, regulate the manner of using such pans and of removing the impurities contained in the salt water during the process of manufacturing the same into salt, and the manner of cleansing the kettles and pans.
§ 20. Salt in barrels.—The superintendent shall cause all salt barrels to be inspected before salt is packed therein, under such rules and regulations as shall from time to time be adopted and published by him, and all salt shall be rejected when offered for inspection in barrels not inspected or in inspected barrels not prop erly secured after the salt is packed therein so as to preserve it from waste or injury, and all barrels so used shall be such as are approved by the superintendent. Salt in barrels shall not be marked unless the barrels are thoroughly seasoned, stout and well made, with a sufficient number of good, strong hoops, to be well nailed and secured, not burned or colored on the inside or dirty on the outside, nor without having the holes made for inspection or the knot holes, if any, well and securely plugged up. If the salt upon examination shall prove not to be thoroughly drained, or if, when the barrels are standing on end, water shall exude there. from, such barrels shall not be branded by the inspector, but the salt therein shall forthwith be emptied back into the bins where it shall remain for a further period of fourteen days before it shall be lawful again to pack the same.
§ 21. Quantity of salt in barrels.—The superintendent shall from time to time specify the quantity of salt that barrels or other packages offered for inspection shall contain, and shall prohibit the inspector's brand from being placed upon any package that does not correspond with such regulation. He shall require that all ground salt manufactured at the Onondaga springs and put up for the market in barrels, kegs, boxes, sacks or bags, shall be legibly marked in letters at least half an inch in length, on each barrel, keg, box, sack or bag, with the word “solar” or “boiled” as the fact may be.
$ 22. Name of manufacturer to be branded on package.-Every manufacturer shall brand or mark with durable pairt every barrel or other package of salt manufactured by him with the name of the district in which his block of kettles is located, the surname at full length of the proprietor or owner of the manufactory at which the salt shall have been made, and the initial letter of his christian name. If the salt shall have been manufactured for a
company or association of individuals, he shall mark or brand in like manner upon every such barrel or other package, the name of the firm by which the company is so called; and no inspector shall inspect or pass any barrel or other package of salt which shall not be so marked or branded, nor shall the superintendent affix his brand to any such barrel or other package.
§ 23. Boat sunk in canal—The owner or agent of any boat laden in whole or in part with salt which shall be sunk or partly immersed in the canals or navigable waters of this state or filled with water so as to damage any part of the cargo of salt on board, shall not sell or otherwise dispose of the salt in the original package. Such salt shall be emptied from the barrels or sacks containing it and sold or disposed of after having been exposed to public inspection so that its quality and condition shall be known. Salt so injured shall not be again packed in barrels bearing the inspector's brand nor shipped or transported beyond the bounds of the state. Every person violating the provisions of this section shall forfeit the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars for every violation.
§ 24. Duplicate inspection bills.-The superintendent shall, after the inspector has ascertained the quantity of salt in any parcel offered for inspection, and is satisfied that it is of such quality that it ought to pass inspection, deliver duplicate inspection bills thereof, dated and signed by him to the person applying for the inspection. Such bills shall contain the name of the manufacturer and the person at whose instance the inspection is had, the number of bushels and pounds of salt contained in the parcel and the number of bags, barrels or other vessels in which it shall be contained, with a certificate of the inspector stating that he has inspected the salt specified in such bill. The person applying for inspection shall thereupon deliver such duplicate inspection bills to the receiver or person in charge of his office in the district where the salt is inspected and pay the duties on the salt mentioned therein.
§ 25. Receiver's duties. The receiver shall:
1. Mark such inspection bills with the numbers in the order in which they are presented, placing the same number on each duplicate bill of the same parcel, and commencing anew with the commencement of every month.
2. Enter upon his books an account of the parcels of salt in which he shall state the number of the parcel, the name of the manufacturer and of the person at whose instance the salt shall have been inspected, the number of bushels and pounds of salt in the