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thereof procured by the sowing or planting of said seed grain, with the intent to defraud the state, or the applicant for such seed grain, or to deprive said applicant of the use and benefit thereof, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof before any justice of the peace shall pay a fine of not less than ten ($10) dollars, nor more than one hundred ($100) dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail for a term of not less than ninety (90) days, and shall pay all costs of prosecution, and whoever under any of the provisions herein shall be found guilty of false swearing shall be deemed to have committed perjury and shall suffer the pains and penalties of that crime.
SEC. 11. It shall be the duty of the supervisors, constables and town clerks of towns, and the commissioners, sheriffs, and county attorneys of counties receiving aid under the provisions of this act, having knowledge of any violation of said provisions, to make complaint thereof to any justice of the proper county, and said justice shall thereupon issue a warrant for the arrest of the offender, and proceed to hear and determine the matter in issue in the same manner as provided in other cases, and every person convicted under the provisions of this act shall stand committed to the county jail until his fine is paid, Provided such imprisonment shall not exceed ninety (90) days.
SEC. 12. The county commissioners of each and every county receiving aid under the provisions of this act are hereby authorized and empowered to issue the bonds of such county to the state of Minnesota for the full amount of the aid received by such county, which bonds shall be payable on or before four (4) years from the date thereof, with interest at the rate of three (3) per cent. per annum, and shall be signed by the chairman of the board of county commissioners, and countersigned by the county auditor, and sealed with his seal.
Said bonds shall bear interest at the rate of six (6) per cent. per annum after maturity, and shall be delivered to the state auditor before the aid contemplated by this act is furnished by the state.
All payments made by the county treasurer to the state treasurer as in this act provided shall be endorsed and credited when made, on the bond of such county.
SEC. 13. If the said bonds are not paid before the year in which the same become due, the county auditor of the proper county shall at the time of making the annual tax levy for such year, levy an additional tax upon all the taxable property of such county for an amount sufficient to pay the sum then remaining unpaid on the bonds of his county, said tax to be levied and collected as other county taxes.
SEC. 14. That the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) be and the same is hereby appropriated out
When act to take effect.
of any moneys in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated for the purpose of this act.
SEC. 15. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved February 15, 1889.
State acquire first lien.
Lien must be satisfied as
[S. F. No. 332.]
AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO FUR-
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota.
SECTION 1. Section nine (9) of the legislation of the state of Minnesota for the year eighteen hundred and eighty-nine (1889) entitled "An act to furnish seed grain for distribution in certain counties afflicted by frost or blight or hail during the season of eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, to provide for the repayment thereof, and to authorize the board of county commissioners of such counties to issue bonds for the payment thereof," approved February fifteenth (15), eighteen hundred and eightynine (1889), is here amended so as to read as follows:
SEC. 9. Upon the filing of the contract as provided in section eight (8) of this act, the state of Minnesota shall acquire a first and valid lien upon the crops of grain raised each year by the persons receiving said seed grain to the amount of the sum then due to the state upon said contract, as against all creditors, purchasers or mortgagees in good faith or otherwise, which lien shall take precedence of all other liens, and the said filings of said contract shall be held and considered to be full and sufficient notice to all parties of the existence and extent of said lien, which shall continue in force until the amount covered by said contract is fully paid.
Each and every person who has received seed grain unsoon as grain is der the provisions of this act shall, as soon as his crops of the years wherein payment is to be made under his said
contract are harvested and threshed, market a sufficient amount of grain to pay the amount due on his contract, and pay the same over at once to the county treasurer of his county, which payment shall satisfy said lien for that year. SEC. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after the date of its passage.
Approved March 6, 1889.
When act to take effect.
[S. F. No. 645.]
AN ACT TO EXTEND THE PROVISIONS OF AN ACT AP-
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota:
SECTION 1. That the time limited in the above entitled acts for any action of the county commissioners of any county be, and the same is hereby extended to April tenth (10th), one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine (1889). SEC. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved April 10, 1889.
When act to take effect.
Baking powder adulteration of
Baking powder containing
[S. F. No. 244.]
AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE MANUFACTURE AND SALE
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota:
SECTION 1. Every person who manufactures for sale within this state, or offers or exposes for sale, or sells any baking powder, or any mixture or compound intended for use as a baking powder, under any name or title whatsoever, which shall contain, as may appear by the proper tests, any alum in any form or shape, unless the same be labelled as hereinafter required and directed, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor; and upon conviction, shall for each offense be punished by a fine not less than twenty-five (25) or more than one hundred (100) dollars and costs, or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding thirty (30) days.
SEC. 2. Every person making or manufacturing baking alum must be powder, or any mixture or compound intended for use as a baking powder, which contains alum in any form or shape, shall securely affix or cause to be securely affixed to every box, can or package containing such baking powder or like mixture or compound, a label upon the out side and face of which is distinctly printed in legible type not smaller than "long primer," the name and residence of the manufacturer, and the following words: "This baking powder contains alum." Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall for each offense be punished by a fine not less than twenty-five (25) nor more than one hundred (100) dollars and costs, or by imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed thirty (30) days.
Seizure of adulterated articles not
SEC. 3. The having in possession by any person or firm of any of the articles or substances herein before described, and not labelled as provided by section two (2) of this act, shall be considered prima facie evidence that the same is kept by such person or firm in violation of the provisions of this act, and the state dairy commissioner, his assistants, experts and chemists or any one thereof, are hereby authorized to seize upon and take possession of such articles or substances, and upon the order of any court which has jurisdiction under this act, he shall sell the same, giving full notice of the time of such sale and of the fact that such compound or substances contain alum, and the proceeds of such sale shall be placed to the credit of the state dairy commissioner's fund.
SEC. 4. The district and municipal courts and justices of the peace of this state shall have jurisdiction of all cases arising under this act, and their jurisdiction is hereby extended so as to enable them to enforce the penalties imposed by any or all of the sections hereof.
jurisdiction in cases arising under this act.
SEC. 5. In all prosecutions under this act, the costs Costs, how thereof shall be paid in the manner now provided by law, and such fine shall be placed to the state dairy commis
SEC. 6. Every person who manufactures for sale, or Cider vinegar, offers or exposes for sale as cider vinegar, any vinegar not adulteration of the legitimate product of pure apple juice, known as apple cider, or vinegar not made exclusively of said apple cider, or vinegar into which foreign substances, drugs or acids have been introduced, as may appear by proper tests, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and for each offense be punishable by fine of not less than twenty-five (25) or more than one hundred (100) dollars and costs.
SEC. 7. Every person who manufactures for sale, or Adulterated offers for sale, any vinegar found upon proper tests to con- vinegar. tain any preparation of lead, copper, sulphuric acid, or other ingredient injurious to health, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and for each such offense shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred (100) dollars and costs.
SEC. 8. No person, by himself, his servant or agent, or Sale prohibited as the servant or agent of any other person, shall sell, exchange, deliver, or have in his custody or possession, with intent to sell or exchange, or expose or offer for sale or exchange, any adulterated vinegar, or label, brand or sell as cider vinegar, or as apple vinegar, any vinegar not the legitimate product of pure apple juice, or not made exclusively from apple cider.
SEC. 9. All vinegars shall have an acidity equivalent to Vinegar, the presence of not less than four and one-half (43) per cent. by weight of absolute acetic acid, and in the case of cider vinegar shall contain, in addition, not less than two (2) per cent., by weight, of cider vinegar solids upon full evaporation over boiling water; and if any vinegar contains any artificial coloring matter injurious to health, or less than the above amount of acidity, or, in the case of cider vinegar, if it contains less than the above amount of acidity, or of cider vinegar solids, it shall be deemed to be adulterated within the meaning of this act.
All manufacturers of vinegar in the state of Minnesota, Barrels to be and all persons who reduce, or re-barrel, vinegar in this state, and all persons who handle vinegar in lots of one (1) barrel or more, are hereby required to stencil or mark in black figures, at least one (1) inch in length, on the head of each barrel of vinegar bought or sold by them, the standard strength of the vinegar contained in the package or