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such questions, and his decision shall be final as between such
officers.

SECTION 14, ARTICLE 4 OF THE CHARTER.

Sec. 14. The Sheriff*, Coroner and Marshal may have such
deputies as may be provided by ordinance. The assistants of any



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officer shall hold their position during good behavior, unless
otherwise provided by ordinance, but may be removed for cause
by the Mayor, or by the officer under whom they work, at his
pleasure. All offices of the several departments of the city shall
be in the City Hall or some other building owned by the city,
unless otherwise specially provided by the Assembly.

SECTION 11, ARTICLE 16 OF THE CHARTER.

Sec. 11. Any member or officer of either house of the Assem-
bly, and any officer of the city, and any member or officer of any
board organized under or in connection with the city government
pursuant to any law of this State, who shall in his official capacity,
or under color of his office, knowingly or willfully, or corruptly
vote for, assent to, or report in favor of, or allow or certify for
allowance, any claim or demand against the city or any depart-
ment thereof, or against any such board as above mentioned,
which claim or demand shall be on account or under color of any
contract or agreement not authorized by or in pursuance of the
provisions of this charter, or any claim or demand against the city
or any department thereof, or any such board as aforesaid, which
claim or demand, or any part thereof, shall be for work not in fact
performed for and by authority of said city or such board, or for
supplies or materials not actually furnished thereto, pursuant to
law or ordinance, and every such member or officer as aforsaid,
who shall knowingly vote for, assent to, assist or otherwise permit
or aid in the disbursement or disposition of any money or property
belonging to the city or any department thereof, or held by or in
charge of any such board as aforesaid, to any other than the spec-
ific use or purpose for which such money or property shall be, or
shall have been received or appropriated, or collected or authorized
by law to be collected, shall upon conviction thereof, be punished
by imprisonment in the city jail for not more than one year, or
by fine not less than two thousand, nor more than ten thousand
dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment, or by imprison-
ment in the city jail for not less than six months, and by fine of
not less than five hundred, nor more than five thousand dollars.

SECTION 6 ARTICLE 7 OF THE CHARTER.

Sec. 6. The Water Commissioner may require owners or
lessees, or their agents, of houses, stores and other buildings in the
city, or in such parts thereof as he is ready to supply, to take out
license for the use of water for such house, store or building, ac-
cording to the rates and assessment as fixed by ordinances of
the city for the use of water, whenever the Board of Health of
the City of St. Louis shall, by order duly made, declare that the
use of water from the Waterworks of the city in any such



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house, store or building, is demanded as a sanitary measure for
the preservation of the health of the inmates or inhabitants of
such house, store or building ; and the said rate and assessment
shall be paid by all such proprietors, owners or lessees, or their
agents, as well by those who consent as by those who refuse to
place in their houses, stores and buildings the water pipe to con-
vey the same, and shall be payable whenever the Assessor of
Water Rates shall have notified the proprietor, owner, lessee, or
his or her agent, of the readiness of said Water Commissioner to
supply such house, store or building with water as aforesaid.
The parties who fail or neglect to comply with the provisions of
this section, shall be subject to penalties as may be provided by
ordinance.




INDEX



PAGE.

Article XII of the Charter of the City of St. Louis relating to the Health
Department . . • ^

An ordinance (10311) establishing and regulating the office of the Health
. Commissioner 7

An ordinance (10330) creating and establishing the Health Department

and Board of Health 9

An ordinance (11061) providing for the government and management of
the Hospitals, Dispensary and Insane Asylum 11

An ordinance (10978) establishing Quarantine Station and authorizing
and defining quarantine regulations 16

An ordinance (10998) in relation to the Health Department, authorizing
the Health Commissioner to remove malignant, infectious or conta-
gious disease 19

An ordinance (10615) in relation to the Health Department in relation to
physicians practicing in the City of St. Louis giving notice of con-
tagious diseases 22

An ordinance (10321) in relation to the sale of poision 23

An ordinance (10326) in relation to vital statistics 24

An ordinance (10329) to provide for keeping of mortuary records, estab-
lishing rules and regulations governing sextons of cemeteries 25

An ordinance (10386) in relation to the Health Department and to regu-
late the practice of medicine and surgery and midwifery, and to
regulate the issue of burial certificates 27

An ordinance (10990) regulating cemeteries and the interment of the
dead 29

An ordinance (10358) providing for the abatement of nuisances 32

An ordinance (10805) concerning the construction of privies, sinks, basins,
stationary tubs and their connection with sewers 36

An ordinance (10617) in relation to streets, sidewalks, gutters and private
alleys 39

An ordinance (10750) to secure the general health of the inhabitants of the
city and to provide for abatement of nuisances on streets and alleys. . 40

An ordinance (10375) to prohibit the sale of any kind of diseased, cor-
rupted, adulterated or unwholesome provisions and the sale of adul-
terated drugs or medicines 41

An ordinance (10383) authorizing and empowering the Board of Health
to do all acts and perform all functions heretofore performed by the
County Court, in relation to admission of deaf and dumb persons and
blind persons into Missouri institutions for their education 42

An ordinance (10062) to provide for the removal of dead animals 43



Index — Continued .

PAGE.

An ordinance (10325) to provide for the removal of slops 45

An ordinance (10830) elected and appointed officers, clerks and employes
to make property list returns 46

An ordinance (11063) to transfer control of the Morgue from the Health
Commissioner to the Coronor and providing for its management, etc. 47

An ordinance (10320) in relation to insane persons and paupers 49

An ordinance (10348 and 10420) establishing and regulating the Poor
House and providing for its management 50-52

An ordinance (10359) establishing and regulating the office of Superinten-
dent of Poor Hoj^e, prescribing duties and fixing bond and salary. . . 51

An ordinance (10538) regulating the cutting of ice from ponds, sink-holes
and sloughs 53

An ordinance (10377) establishing and fixing salaries of officers and em-
ployes of the Health Department not heretofore fixed by ordinance. . 55

An ordinance (10314) establishing Commissioner of Supplies regulating
the manner of purchasing articles, etc 57

An ordinance (10934) establishing and regulating the office of Commis-
sioner of Charitable Institutions 62

An ordinance (10390) to prohibit the opening and work of stone quarries,
etc., carrying on soap factories, slaughter-houses, bone and rendering
factories, etc 65

Clause 6, section 26, article 3 of Charter defining powers of Municipal
Assembly 66

Questions of difference between officers to be refer red to Mayor 66

Assistants of any officer to hold position during good behavior unless
otherwise provided, etc 60

Any officer or person connected with the city who shall corruptly certify
to an account or bill shall be fined and imprisoned 67

Water Commissioner may require owners, agents or occupants of houses,
etc., to take out water license whenever Board of Health declare the
use of water in said premises a sanitary measure 67



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