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Session Laws, 1910 Session
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holding an inquest on the body of any person murdered or
slain, or otherwise dead by misadventure, the Coroner shall
collect out of the goods and chattels of the person so dead, if
any there be, the sum of five dollars, and pay the same over to
the Treasurer of said county for the use and benefit of said

SEC. 2. And be it enacted, That this Act shall take effect
from the date of its passage.

Approved April 7, 1910.


AN ACT to create a fund for the relief and sustenance of
employees injured in coal and clay mining in Allegany and
Garrett Counties, and the dependents of employees injured
or killed in such mining, and providing for the imposition of
a tax of tweny-seven cents per month, for such employee,
upon all employers engaged in the business of coal and clay
mining, in said counties, and for a like tax upon each em-
ployee to be deducted from his monthly wages, by the
employer, both taxes to be paid monthly, and a report made
thereon, to the Treasurers of said counties by such employ-
ers, the same to be kept by the Treasurers in distinct funds
to be known as "Miners and Operators Co-Operative Relief
Fund," providing for certain payments therefrom under the
orders of the County Commissioners, as relief money, to per-
sons injured and disabled while in the discharge or their
duties in or about such mines, and for the payment of relief
money to the extent of fifteen hundred dollars, under orders
of the County Commissioners, to the personal representative
of such employee who may meet death in the discharge of his
duties, for the relief and sustenance of the indigent depend-
ents of such employee; defining the administrative powers
and duties of such Commissioners in relation to such relief
fund, and their right to enforce the payment of the tax, pro-
viding for advancements by the Treasurer of one county to
the Treasurer of the other to cover temporary depletions of
such county fund, and for the remission of the tax when
such fund reaches fifty thousand dollars; and giving the
right to appeal to dependents and personal representatives
from the orders of such Commissioners to the Circuit Court
of such counties, and the right to sue such County Commis-
sioners for their refusal to grant relief to alleged injured
persons; defining the duties, bond required, compensation of
personal representatives and Treasurers in relation to such


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