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Districts,

Justices.

Residences, Pol. | Terms Es ith. Onondaga, Jefferson, William S. Andrews.... Syracuse.... Rep... Dec. 31, 1

Oneida, Oswego, Herkimer Watson M. Rogers... Watertown. (Rep... Dec. 31, 11 and Lewis counties.

Frank H. Hiscock.. Syracuse... Rep... Dec. 31, 1
Pardon C. Williams.... Watertown. Rep... Dec. 31, 11
Peter B. McLennan.... Syracuse, ... Rep... Dec. 31, 1
Irving R. Devendorff... Herkimer... Rep... Dec. 31, 19
P. C. J. De Angelis.... Utica....... Rep... Dec. 31, 1
Edgar S. K. Merrell... Lowville....

Dec. 31, 18 Sth. Otsego, Delaware, Madi-Albert H. Sewell...... Walton..... Rep... Dec. 31, 19

son, Chenango. Tompkins, Nathan L. Miller..... Cortland.... Rep... Dec. 31, 1 Broome. Chemung, Schuy-Walter Lloyd Smith.. Elmira..... Rep... Dec. 31, 14 ler, Tioga and Cortland George F. Lyon.....

Binghamton. Rep...

Dec. 31, 18 counties.

Albert F. Gladding... Norwich.... Rep... Dec. 31, 19
Henry B. Coman....

Morrisville.. Rep... Dec. 31, 18 7th. Livingston, Ontario, James A. Robson...

Canandaig'a. Rep... Dec. 31, 10 Wayne, Yates, Steuben. Adelbert P. Rich.

Auburn..... Rep... Dec. 31,1 Seneca. Cayuga and Mon-Nathaniel Foote..... Rochester... Rep... Dec. 31,1 roe counties. Arthur E. Sutherland.. Rochester... Rep...

Dec. 31, 19 William W. Clark.... Wayland... Rep... Dec. 31, 19 George A. Benton... Rochester... Rep... Dec. 31, 19 Samuel N. Sawyer.... Lyons......

Rep...

Dec. 31, 1 8th. Erie. Chautauqua, Cat-Charles B. Wheeler.... Buffalo.....

Rep...

Dec. 31, 19 taraugus, Orleans. Niagara, l.John S. Lambert....

Fredonia... Rep... Dec. 31, 19 Genesee, Allegany and Warren B. Hooker....

Fredonia... Rep... Dec. 31, 19 Wyoming counties.

Daniel J. Kenefick.. Buffalo..... Rep... Dec. 31, 19
Louis W. Marcus...... Buffalo. Rep... Dec. 31, 19
Alfred Spring......

Frank'nville Rep... Dec. 31, 19
Frank C. Laughlin.... Mayville.... Rep... Dec. 31. 19
Truman C. White..... Buffalo. Rep... Dec. 31, 19
Frederick W. Kruse. Olean.

Rep... Dec. 31, 19 John Woodward...... Jamestown.. Rep... Dec. 31, 19 Cuthbert W. Pound... Lockport ..Rep... Dec. 31, 19 Edward K. Emery..... Buffalo..... Rep... Dec. 31, 19 Charles H. Brown... Belmont.... Rep... / Dec. 31, 19

sorinarcus....: Bedoni

19th. Westchester, Putnam. Michael H. Hirschberg. (Newburg... Rep... Dec. 31, 19

Dutchess, Orange and Martin J. Keogh.......N. Rochelle. Dem.. Dec. 31, 19 Rockland counties,

Joseph Morschauser.... Po'keepsie.. Rep... Dec. 31, 19 Isaac N. Mills.........Mt. Vernon. Rep... (Dec. 31, 19 'Arthur S. Tompkins.... Nyack...... Rep... Dec. 31. 19

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THE STATE LEGISLATURE.

THE SENATE OF 1909-10.
Republicans, 34; Democrats, 15; vacant, 1; Republican majority, 19.
Dist. Name.

Address,
| Dist. Name.

Address. 1-Orlando Hubbs, R., Central Islip. 27-John N. Cordts, R., Kingston. 2-Dennis J. Harte. D., Astoria.

| 28-William J. Grattan. R., Cohoes, 3-Thomas H. Cullen, D., Brooklyn,

29Victor M. Allen, R., Troy. 4—Reuben L. Gledhill, R., Brooklyn, 30_Edgar T. Brackett, R., Saratoga Spg 5-B. S. Cronin, D., Brooklyn.

31-Wm. A. Gardner, D., Amsterdam, Eugene M. Travis, R., Brooklyn. 32-Seth G. Heacock, R., Ilion. 7-1 Thomas C. Harden, D., Brooklvn. 33-James A. Emerson, R., Warrensbur 8-A. W. Burlingame, jr., R., Brooklyn. 34—2Herbert P. Coates, R., Saranac Lak 9 John Kissel, R., Brooklyn.

35—George H. Cobb, R., Watertown. -Charles Alt, R., Brooklyn.

3R-F. M. Davenport, R., Clinton, 11-C. D. Sullivan, D., New York.

37-Jotham P. Alids, R., Norwich. 12—Timothy D. Sullivan, D., New York. 38-Hendrick S. Holden, R., Syracuse. 13—Wm. J. A. Caffrey, D., New York. 39—Harvey D. Hinman, R., Binghamtol 14-Thomas F. Grady, D., New York. 41_Chas. J. Hewitt, R., Locke. 15—Thos. J. McManus, D., New York. 41—Benjamin Conger, R., Groton. 16-Robt. F. Wagner, D., New York. 17—George B. Agnew, R., New York. 43–Frank C. Platt, R., Painted Post. 18–Alexander Brough, R., New York. 44-George H. Witter, R., Wellsville, 19-J. T. Newcomb, R., New York.

45—George L. Meade, R., Rochester. 20--James J. Frawley, D., New York.

-Charles J. White, R., Brockport. 21-S. J. Stillwell, D., New York,

17--Jas. P. Mackenzie, R., North Tona 22_G. M. S. Schulz, D., New York.

wanda, 23—Howard R. Bayne, D., New Brighton. 18-Henry Wayland Hill, R.. Buffalo. 24–J. M. Wainwright, D., Rye,

19-Samuel J. Ramsperger, D., Buffalo. 25-John B. Rose, R., Roseton.

50George A. Davis. R., Buffalo. 26 John F. Schlosser, R., Fishkill L'ding. 151-Chas. M. Hamilton, R., Ripley. 1

Elected December 21, 1909, to fill vacancy caused by the death of Patrick McCarren, D. Elected November 2, 1909, to all vacancy caused by the death William T O'Neil, R.

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THE ASSEMBLY OF 1910.
Republicans, 94. Democrats, 56. Republican majority, 38.
Albany.

Dist. Name Address.
Ist. Namo. Address.

6. J. H. Geerken, D...... Brooklyn. 1. H. J. Hinman, R...... Albany.

. D. F. Farrell, D........Brooklyn. William E. Nolan, R... Albany.

John J. McKeon. D.... Brooklyn. Robert B. Waters, R... Green Island. 9. Edmund O'Connor. D. . Brooklyn. Allegany.

10. Charles Harwood, D... Brooklyn. Jesse S. Phillips, R..... Andover.

11. Wm. W. Colne, R...... Brooklyn.

12. G. A. Green, R......... Brooklyn. Broome.

13. John H. Donnelly, D.... Brooklyn. Harry C. Perkins, R... Binghamton.

14. James E. Fay, D....... Brooklyn.

15. John J. O'Neill, D..... Brooklyn. Cattaraugus

16. Robert H. Clarke, R.... Brooklyn. Ellsworth J. Cheney, R... Sandusky. 17. E. A. Ebbetts, R...... Brooklyn.

18. W. Cayuga.

1. Lee, R........... Brooklyn.

19. Felix J. Sanner, D.....Brooklyn. William B. Reed, R.... Sterling. 20. Harrison C. Glore, R... Brooklyn. Chautauqua.

21. Samuel Weinstein, R... Brooklyn.

2. Albert Lachman, R..... Brooklyn. Augustus F. Allen, R...Jamestown.

23. M. C. Beck, D......... Brooklyn. John L. Sullivan, R....Dunkirk. Chemung.

Lewis. Seymour Lowman, R...Elmira.

C. F. Boshart, R....... Lowville. Chenango,

Livingston. W. A. Shepardson, R... Norwich.

J. W. Wadsworth, jr., R. Mt. Morris. Clinton,

Madison. John B. Trombly, D... Altona.

Kirk B. De Lano, R... Canastota. Columbia.

Monroe. Albert S. Callan, R. ... Valatie.

1. Edward H. White, R... Rochester Jct.

2. James L. Whitley. R... Rochester. Cortland.

3. Wm. H. Vicinus, R..... Rochester. Charles F. Brown, R... Cortland. 4. Cyrus W. Phillips, R... Rochester. Delaware.

5. John J. McInerny, R... Rochester. J. R. Stevenson, Ind.& D. Hobart.

Montgomery.
Dutchess.

J. P. Olinda, R. ....... Amsterdam. Myron Smith, R........ Millbrook.

Nassau. Lewis S. Chanler, D... Barrytown,

W. G. Miller, R........ Freeport. Erie.

New York. Orson J. Weimert, R... Buffalo.

1. Thos. B. Caughlan, D.. New York. Lafay C. Wilkie. R... Buffalo,

2. Alfred E. Smith, D..... New York. Leo J. Neupert, D...... Buffalo.

3. James Oliver, D........ New York. Edward D. Jackson, D.. Buffalo.

4. Aaron J. Levy, D...... New York. Richard F. Hearn, D., Buffalo.

5. James J. Walker, D... New York. James M. Rozan. D.... Buffalo

6. Harry Kopp, R........ New York. Gottfried H. Wende. D..Williamville.

7. Peter P. McElligott, D. New York. C. MacGregor, R....... Buffalo.

8. Moritz Graubard, D.... New York. F. B. Thorn, R........Orchard Park.

9. John C. Hackett, D..... New York. Essex.

10. Harold Spielberg, D.... New York. James Shea, R......... Lake Placid. 11. John J. Boylan, D..... New York.

12. James A. Foley, D..... New York. Franklin.

13. James J. Hoey. D...... New York. Alex. Macdonald, R.... St. Regis Falls 14. John J. Herrick, D... ... New York. Fulton and Hamilton.

15. William M. Bennett, R.. New York.

16. Martin G. McCue, D.... New York. Edward Vosburgh, R... Vall Mills.

17. Frederick R. Toombs, R. New York. Genesee.

18. Mark Goldberg, D...... New York. Edw. M. Crocker, D... Bryan.

19. Andrew F. Murray, R.. New York.

20. Patrick J. McGrath, D.. New York. Greene.

21. Robert S. Conklin, R... New York. J. L. Patrie, D........ Catskill. 22. Edward A. Doherty. R. New York. Herkimer.

23. Fred A. Higgins, R... New York.

24. Thos. A. Brennan, D... New York. George S. Eveleth. R.. Little Falls.

25. Artemas Ward, jr., R.. New York. Jefferson.

26. Irving J. Joseph, D..... New York.

27. Charles A. Dana, R... New York. Luther S. Pitkin, R... Lorraine.

28. Jacob Levy. D......... New York. Gary H. Wood, R....... Antwerp.

29. Lindon Bates, jr., R....New York. Kings.

30. Peter Donovan, R...... New York. Henry S. Goodspeed, R.. Brooklyn.

31. Mitchell E. Friend. D.. New York. wm.-J. Gillen, D...... Brooklyn. 32. John L. Burgoyne, R... New York. Michael A. O'Neill, D., Brooklyn. 33. John Gerhardt. D...... New York. Geo. W. Brown, R..... Brooklyn. 34. Raphael Garfein, R.... New York. Charles J. Weber, R.., Brooklyn.

35. Edw. J. Raldiras, R... New York.

Niagara.

Saratoga.
Dist. Name.

Address.
Dist. Name.

Address, 1. Thomas T. Feeley, R... Lockport.

Geo. H. Whitney, R.... Mechanicv 2. Philip J. Keller, D.... Niagara Falls.

Schenectady.
Oneida.

Loren H. White, D..... Delanson. 1. John W. Manley, D.... Utica.

Schoharie. 2. Herbert E. Allen R.....Clinton.

Daniel D. Frisbie, D... Middlebury 3. James T. Cross, R..... Rome.

Schuyler.
Onondaga.

L. W. Argetsinger, R.. Burdett. 1. James E. Connell, R... Baldwinsville. 2. J. T. Roberts, D. & Ind. Syracuse.

Seneca. 3. J. H. Walters, R....... Syracuse.

Charles W. Cosad, D.. Waterloo. Ontario.

Steuben.

1. John L. Miller, R....... Corning. S. W. Abbey, D........ Canandaiqua. |

2. Chas. K. Marlatt, R.... Troupsbur Orange.

Suffolk. 1. Caleb H. Baumes, R. ... Newburg.

1. John M. Lupton, R..... Mattituck. 2. John D. Stivers, R..... Middletown.

Geo. L. Thompson, R...Kings Parl Orleans.

Sullivan, Coley P. Wright, D..... Albion,

J. K. Evans, D........ Bloomingt Oswego.

Tioga. T. C. Sweet, R.........Phoenix,

Frank L Howard, R... Waverly. Otsego.

Tompkins. S. C. Clark, R. ........ Cooperstown.

Fox Holden, R......... Ludlowvill

Ulster.
Putnam.

1. J. M. Fowler, R........ Kingston. John R. Yale, R. ....... Brewster. 2. Edward Young, R...... Milton. Queens.

Warren. 1. Andrew Zorn, D........ Long Is. City. D. P. De Long, D......Glens Fal 2. Christian Weiland. R... Long. Is. City

Washington. 3. Charles Metzendorf, D. Woodhaven.

James S. Parker, R.... Salem. 4. Theo. P. Wilsnack, R.. Woodhaven.

Wayne.
Rensselaer.

M. Q. Greenwood, D... Newark. 1. F. C. Filley, R......... Troy.

Westchester, 2. B. R. Lansing. R. ..... Rensselaer.

1. Harry W. Haines, R... Yonkers. Richmond.

2. Wm. s. Coffey, R..... Mt. Verne William A. Shortt, D.. Tompkinsville. 3. Frank L. Young, R....Ossining. Rockland.

4. John A. Goodwin, R... White Pla R. I. Odell, R. ........ Tomkins Cove.

Wyoming.
St. Lawrence.

J. E. Brainerd, R...... Gainesvil

Yates. 1. F. J. Gray, R..........Ogdensburg. 2. E. A. Merritt, jr., R....Potsdam.

L. J. Barden, R........ Gage. LEGISLATION OF 1909. Chapter 300 amended the insurance law relative to proceedings against the liquidation of delinquent insurance corporations. The Superintenden

Insurance may make application, the Attorney General re Insurance Law senting him to the Supreme Court in the judicial distric Amendments. which the principal office of an insurance corporation is loc

for an order directing such corporation to show cause why Superintendent should not take possession of its property and conduct its busines the relief of its policyholders and the public whenever any such corporation is solvent, has refused to submit its books and affairs to the examination of the Si intendent, his deputy or examiner; has refused or neglected to obey an order to i good any deficiency in capital or reserve; has by reinsurance or otherwise transi or attempted to transfer its property cr business or merge substantially its e property in the property or business of some othe: corporation or association wit the written approval of the Superintendent; or is found, after examination, t in such condition that further transaction of business would be hazardous to po holders or public; or has wilfully violated its charter or the laws of the stat whenever any officer has refused to be examined under oath as to its affairs. such application the court may issue an injunction restraining such corporation the transaction of business until further order of the court, and on the return ol order to show cause, after a full hearing, the court shall deny the applicatio direct the Superintendent forthwith to assume control of the property and direct business of the corporation until, on the application of the Superintendent, the A ney General representing him, or the corporation, it shall appear that the corpori properly can resume conduct of its business and possession of its property. I the shall order the liquidation of the business of such corporation, such liquidation be made under the direction of the Superintendent, who may deal with the proj

the such condition: or has wiused to be onjunction restrurt, and on the applicatio

nd business under his own name as Superintendent or in the name of the corporalon, as the court may direct. The Superintendent shall transmit in his annual report > the Legislature the names of the corporations so taken possession of and the facts oncerning them. All acts of the Superintendent in taking and continuing in posession of property or the regulation or liquidation of any business of any corporation which this is applicable since January 1, 1909, are ratified and confirmed.

Chapter 301 amended the insurance law generally. It provides that no bond or ther evidences of debt if in default as to principal or interest, if not amply secured, hall be valued as an asset of any domestic insurance corporation above its market alue. All bonds or other evidences of debt, if amply secured and not in default as

principal or interest, shall be valued as follows: If purchased at par, at the par alue; if purchased above or below par, on the basis of the purchase price adjusted o as to bring the value to par at maturity, yielding meantime the effective rate of aterest at which the purchase was made. No domestic life insurance company may einsüre its whole risk on any individual life except by permission of the Superinendent of Insurance; but may reinsure any portion of an individual risk and reeive credit for the reserve on any policy covering a risk reinsured if the reinsuring orporation is authorized to transact business in this state. Annuities deferred ten r more years and written in connection with life or term insurance shall be valued n the same mortality table from which the consideration or premiums were comuted, with interest not higher than 342 per cent per annum. No life insurance corporalon doing business in this state, or agent of one, shall pay any commission or other comensation to any person for services in obtaining new insurance unless such person first hall have procured a certificate as agent from the Superintendent of Insurance. No peron may act as agent, sub-agent or broker or solicit insurance without an agent's cerificate. Such certificates shall be issued by the Superintendent on written application f the person desiring to become agent, approved and countersigned by the company uch person desires to represent. No such certificate , shall be valid after July 1 of he year following its issuance. Renewal certificates may be issued 'on application f the company. Nothing contained herein shall prohibit any corporation transacting ndustrial or prudential insurance on the weekly payment plan from accepting busiess on that plan from unlicensed agents. Renewal premiums may be paid for foureen years—772 per cent of the premium for the first nine, and 5 per cent for the

ther years—742 per cent nlicensed agents. "Rene payment plan from accetransacting

Chapter 291 amended the labor law relative to the use of compressed air in aissons, tunnels and other works. It provides that when the air pressure in any

place in which men are employed is greater than normal afety to Employes and does not exceed twenty-eight pounds to the square inch 1 Tunnel Work. no employe shall be permitted to work or remain there

longer than eight hours in any twenty-four hours, and shall e permitted to work under air pressure only provided he return to the open air during uch period for thirty minutes, which interval his employer shall provide for. When he air pressure shall exceed twenty-eight pounds and not equal thirty-six pounds o the square inch no employe shall work or remain there longer than six hours, such vorking time to be divided into two periods of three hours each, with an interval of t least an hour between periods. When the air pressure shall be more than thirty-six ounds and not equal to forty-two nounds to the square inch the working period shal' e four hours in twenty-four, divided into two two-hour periods: when the pressure hall be between forty-two and forty-six pounds, three hours shall be the working time n each twenty-four, divided into ninety-minute periods, with an interval of three ours between periods; when the pressure shall be between forty-six and fifty pounds he working time shall be not more than two hours in twenty-four. in periods of one our each, with not less than four hours between periods, and no person shall work nder more than fifty pounds pressure to the square inch except in case of emergency in intermediate lock of decompression shall be provided, through which each person vorking under air pressure shall pass before entering normal pressure, said decomression to be at the rate of three pounds every two minutes, unless the pressure shall se over thirty-six pounds, in which case decompression shall be at the rate of one ound a minute. One or more duly qualified medical officers shall be kept in employnent at each place where compressed air work is in progress. No person shall be pernitted to engage in compressed air work until after careful physical examination has scertained his fitness therefor. If an employe be absent from work three or more uccessive days for any cause he shall be re-examined before resuming work.

No person addicted to excessive use of intoxicants shall be permitted to work in ompressed air. No person not having previously worked in compressed air shall be Sermitted during the first twenty-four hours to work more than half a period, and fter so working shall be re-examined. After three months' work each employe shall e re-examined and not permitted to continue work unless such examination discloses is fitness therefor. Medical officers shall keep records of their examinations and decriptions of the rersons examined. Properlv heated, lighted and ventilated dressing ooms, provided with baths and sanitary toilets, shall be kept for compressed air workrsonen to them during intermissions between shifts. Violation of this chapter shall | e a misdemeanor, punishable by fine of $250 or imprisonment for one year, or both.

Chapter 292 amended the labor law by placing contracts to which “a commission ppointed pursuant to law is a party'' under the provisions of the eight hour law.

Chapter 293 provided that no child under the age of fourteen shall be emloved or permitted to work in or in connection with any mercantile or other "busi

ale under eightien. No male under using any emery:

ness or establishment, except that children upward of twelve years old may be employed in villages and cities of the second and third class during summer vacation of the public schools. No child under sixteen years shall be so employed or permitted to work unless an employment certificate be filed in the office of the employer at the place of employment.

Chapter 299 amended the labor law relative to employment of minors in dangerous employments. It provides that no child under sixteen may operate or assist in operating circular or band saws, wood shapers, wood jointers, planers, sandpaper or wood polishing machinery, picker machines or machines used in picking wool, cotton, hair or any upholstery material, payer lace machines, burnishing machines in any tannery or leather manufactory, job or cylinder printing presses having motive power other than foot, wood turning or boring machinery, stamping machines used in sheet metal and tinware manufacturing or in washer and nut factories, machines used in making corrugating rolls, steam boilers, dough brakes or cracker machinery of any description, wire or iron straightening machinery, rolling mill machinery, power punches or shears, washing, grinding or mixing machinery, ca.endar rolls in rubber manufacturing or laundering machinery. No child under sixteen may be employed or permitted to adjust or assist in adjusting any belt to any machinery, oiling or assisting in oiling, wiping or cleaning machinery, or in any capacity in preparing any composition in which dangerous or poisonous acids are used, or in the manufacture or packing of paints, dry colors or red or white lead, or in dipping, dyeing or packing matches, or in the manufacture, packing or storing of powder, dynamite, nitroglycerine, compounds, fuses or other explosives, or in or about any distillery, brewery or other establishment where malt or alcoholic liquors are manufactured, packed, wrapped or bottled; and no female under sixteen shall be employed or permitted to work in any capacity where such employment compels her to remain standing constantly. No chuld under sixteen shall have the care, custody or management or operate an elevator for freight or passengers. No person under eighteen shall be permitted to have the care, custody or management or to operate an elevator for freight or passengers running at a sped of over 200 feet a minute. No male under eighteen or woman under twenty-one shall be permitted to clean machinery while in motion. No male under eighteen or female shall be employed in any factory in this state in operating or using any emery, tripoli, rouge, corundum, stone, carborundum or any abrasive or emery polishing or buffing wheel where articles of the baser metals or iridium are manufactured.

Chapter 474 amended the forest, fish and game law generally. It increases the salary of the Commissioner from $5,000 to $6,000 annually. It provides that

the Assistant Superintendent of Forests, when directed by the ComForest

missioner to do so, shall perform all acts required to be performed Legislation by the Commissioner relative to safeguarding state forests from

fires. The bill provides for five additional game protectors, a fifth assistant chief game protector and four division chiefs. Civil service examinations for protectors of all grades shall be confined to counties. The fifth assistant chief protector shall receive $1,200 a year; each division chief $1,000 a year. Any regular or special game protector, fire superintendent or fire patrolman or inspector who shall compromise or settle any violation of the forest, fish and game law out of court or without the order of the Commissioner shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

Every person who, within the forest preserve counties, shall cause or allow to be cut or cut any coniferous trees for sale or any other purpose shall cut off or cause to be cut off all branches or limbs at the time of cutting the trees, unless said trees are cut for sale or use with the branches thereon. Any person violating this provision shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction shall be fined not more than $25 or imprisoned for not more than thirty days or both, for each offence, and in addition shall be liable to a penalty of $2 for each coniferous tree felled off which the limbs were not cut.

The Commissioner may appoint an auditor of fire bills and accounts, at a salary of $1,800 a year and necessary travelling expenses, to audit fire bills when presented to the Commissioner. The present chief fire warden is transferred to the position of auditor of fire accounts.

All railroads operated through forests in the forest preserve counties of the state at their own expense shall organize and maintain a competent and efficient fire patrol to protect the forests from fires which may be set or occur by sparks from engines on or adjacent to the rights of way. This patrol, unless the Commissioner directs otherwise, shall be maintained continuously froin April 1 to November 1 of each year. If such railroads do not maintain such patrol or do not maintain adequate or sufficient patrols, the Commissioner shall organize and maintain such patrol as he deems proper, and the total cost shall be paid by the railroad a long which such patrol is maintained on December 1 of each year. Immediate reports of fires discovered, their origin and extent, shall be made to the Commissioner by fire patrolmen and any person failing to make such report shall be liable to a penalty of $23, and if he make a false report he shall be guilty of a felony and punishable therefor. The Commissioner shall make rules and regulations for the government of the fire patrol system provided for in this act. He shall divide lands in the forest preserve counties into suitable and convenient fire districts not exceeding four in number; he may immediately thereafter appoint for each district a superintendent of fires at an annual salary of $1,500 and necessary travelling expenses. In every town the supervisor shall be a member of the fire patrol by virtue of his office. If the supervisor be absent when a fire occurs, the Commissioner or superintendent of fires may compel any member of the town board of the supervisor's town to act for such absent supervisor.

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