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measure. And any person who shall sell any nuts or shelled beans or any kind of berries by any measure other than dry measure shall be fined not exceeding $20.00, one-half thereof to the use of the town or city in which the offense shall have been committed and one-half thereof to the complainant.  Sec. 10. Enforcement of chapter.
It shall be the duty of the chief of the division of foods and drugs to prosecute any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter, and the chief of said division when making such complaint shall not be required to give surety for the payment of costs.  General Laws 1938, Title XXXIV, Ch. 387—Business
Regulations, Sewing Thread. Sec. 1. Label.
Every manufacturer of sewing-thread or person engaged in putting up thread on spools or in pack ages intended for sale shall, before the same is offered for sale, affix to each spool or package a label or ticket designating the number of yards of thread which such spool or package contains. (1872]
General Laws 1938, Title XXXIV, Ch. 380—Business
Regulations, Pickled Fish_Continued. Sec. 17. Fees.
The packers of fish shall be paid for opening, assorting, inspecting, weighing, pickling, packing, or repacking, heading-up, nailing, and giving a certificate, if pickled codfish or mackerel, 20 cents for
every barrel and 15 cents for every half-barrel by the owner thereof: Provided, that for all pickled codfish or mackerel which have been inspected in some one of the United States and which shall not in the judgment of the packer require repacking, the said owner shall pay to the packer 20 cents only for unheading, inspecting, reheading, branding, nailing and giving a certificate thereof, and for ail other, except codfish and mackerel, the owner thereof shall pay the packer 25 cents for every cask. (1872] General Laws 1938, Title XXXIV, Ch. 383—Business
Regulations, Sale of Various Commodities. Sec. 1. Butter containers: Marking requirements.
Every person who shall make or bring into the state any butter firkins or tubs shall brand or mark each one of the same with the weight thereof and with the initial letters of his name, in a plain and durable manner, before he offers the same for sale. (1857] Sec. 2. Same: Marking required.
No person shall offer for sale any butter by the firkin or tub unless each firkin and tub shall be branded or marked as aforesaid.  Sec. 3. Same: Penalty for violations; exception.
Every person who shall offer for sale any butter firkin or tub before the same shall be marked or branded as required in sec. 1 of this chapter, or any butter by the firkin or tub, in any firkin or tub not marked or branded as aforesaid, or in any firkin or tub which shall weigh more than the mark or brand on it, allowing 2 pounds additional for the brine absorbed by the same, shall forfeit $5.00, unless there shall be a special contract in relation to the kind, quantity and quality of the article sold. (1857] Sec. 6. Potatoes: Weight per bushel.
In the sale of potatoes by weight, the same shall be estimated at and after the rate of 60 pounds per bushel (1857] Sec. 7. Onions or root-crops: Weight per bushel.
In the sale of onions and of all other root-crops by weight, the same shall be estimated at and after the rate of 50 pounds per bushel. (1857] Sec. 8. Nuts, shelled beans and berries: Sale by dry measure; penalty.
Nuts and shelled beans and all kinds of berries, whenever sold by measure, shall be sold by dry
Sec. 2. Penalty for violations.
Every such person who shall purposely neglect to affix such label to each spool or package of thread or shall, with intent to deceive, affix or cause to suffer to be affixed a label or ticket to any spool or package of thread intended for sale specifying that such spool or package contains a greater number of yards of thread than such spool or package contains, shall forfeit the sum of $50.00 for each spool or package so without a label or falsely labeled which shall be sold or be delivered by him to any person to be sold, one-half thereof to the use of the state and one-half thereof to the use of the person who shall sue for the same.  General Laws 1938, Title XXXIV, Ch. 388.Business
Regulations, Surveying of Lumber.
There shall be a surveyor of lumber for the city of Providence, who shall be well skilled in the surveying and admeasurement of lumber; he shall be elected in the month of February annually, by the city council of said city, and shall hold his office for one year and until a successor be chosen, unless sooner removed. 
Sec. 2. Same: Bond.
Such surveyor shall, before entering on the duties of his office, give bond with 2 sureties to the city treasurer, in the sum of $2,000.00, for the faithful discharge of his duties. 
Sec. 3. Same: Appointment of deputy-surveyors.
Such surveyor may appoint, subject to the approval of the city council of said city, such number of deputy-surveyors, not less than 6, as he may judge sufficient, for whose official conduct he shall be answerable.  Sec. 4. Same: Bond of deputies.
Such surveyor shall take bonds from said deputies for the faithful discharge of their duties, in the sum of $500.00 each, with surety; and the deputies shall be sworn faithfully to perform the same, and shall be removable by the surveyor for neglect of duty.  Sec. 6. Surveyor for Newport: Election; bond.
The representative council of the city of Newport shall annually, in the month of February, elect one or more surveyors and measurers of boards, planks, timber, joist and scantling, removable at the pleasure of said representative council, who shall each give bond, with surety, in the sum of $1,000.00, to the city treasurer, for the faithful discharge of the duties of said office.  Sec. 7. Extent of provisions of chapter.
Every surveyor and measurer of boards, planks, timber, joist and scantling, appointed by the town council of any town or by the representative council of the city of Newport, shall be subject to all the duties, provisions and penalties contained in this chapter.  Sec. 9. Lumber to be measured.
All lumber brought by water or imported, discharged or delivered in this state, whether on the land or into a boat or vessel, except as hereinafter provided, shall be surveyed and admeasured according to the provisions of this chapter.  Sec. 11. Same: Manner.
All boards less than three-fourths of an inch thick shall be surveyed and measured in the same manner as to quality, quantity and numbers, as though they were of the thickness of one inch. (1857] Sec. 12. Same: Planks and joists.
All planks and joists shall be surveyed as to quality and numbers the same as boards and their contents measured and marked in board-measure. (1857] Sec. 15. Deputies appointed for certain purposes.
The surveyor of lumber for any city may appoint one or more deputy-surveyors, whose duty it shall be to survey mahogany, cedar and cherry-tree boards, planks, joists and timber, and other ornamental or hard wood lumber, and ship-timber, and such deputy shall give bond with surety, as is required in sec. 4 of this chapter. (1857; last amended 1872.]
Sec. 18. Board measure to be marked.
In the survey of all boards, planks, joists and timber the contents of the same in board-measure shall be truly marked thereon in plain and durable numbers, and all other marks if not correct shall be erased; and in marking the contents of any lumber the board-measure commonly used in marking boards shall be used and no other.  Sec. 21. Fees for measuring.
There shall be paid for the survey of all lumber, excepting hard woods, 25 cents per 1,000 feet boardmeasure, for mahogany, cedar and cherry-tree timber, boards, planks and joists, 50 cents per 1,000 feet board-measure, for oak and other hard woods, for ship-building, 25 cents per ton, for ash, maple, birch and other hard wood, 40 cents per 1,000 feet board-measure, to be paid by the purchaser, and in case the purchaser shall require that a person should be employed to keep tally of the lumber, an additional fee of 5 cents per 1,000 feet shall be paid for such service. No stock lumber shall be surveyed unless requested by the purchaser. [1857; last amended 1882.] Sec. 22. Fee for surveyor's use.
There shall be paid to the surveyor, of the fees aforesaid, for his own use, 3 cents on every 1,000 feet of pine, spruce, hemlock and juniper boards, planks, joists and sawed timber, 4 cents on every ton of oak and other ship-timber, 6 cents on every 1,000 feet board-measure of mahogany, cedar and other ornamental lumber, ash, maple, birch and other hard wood. (1857] Sec. 23. Measurement on board vessel.
No lumber shall be surveyed on board a vessel when the same can be conveniently landed for the inspection of the surveyors.  Sec. 25. Exemption from measuring provisions.
Every person importing or purchasing lumber for his own private use and benefit, upon giving a certificate to that effect to the surveyor, shall not be required to have the same surveyed and measured as aforesaid; but should he dispose of it in any other manner than is provided in this section, he shall be liable to the same penalties as though said certificate had not been given. (1857] Sec. 26. Exemption from measuring provisions during transportation,
No person purchasing lumber without the state and trans-shipping the same through this state to any other state shall be required to have the same surveyed and measured. (1857] Sec. 27. Penalty for violating chapter.
Every person who shall sell, purchase, deliver or take the delivery of any boards, planks, joists or timber, in violation of any of the provisions of this
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Regulations, Surveying of Lumber—Continued. ation of Weights and Measures Officials. chapter, shall forfeit for all boards, planks, joists Sec. 18. Penalty. and timber so sold, purchased or delivered, $1.00 per 1,000 feet board-measure, and the same for any
Every person who shall falsely assume or pretend less amount, one-half thereof to the use of the state,
to be a town sealer of weights and measures, aucand one-half thereof to the use of the surveyor of
tioneer, corder of wood or fence-viewer, and shall the town or city in which the same shall be taken act as such, shall be fined not less than $20.00 nor or delivered, who shall prosecute for all violations more than $100.00.  of this chapter that come to his knowledge. [1857; last amended 1872.)
General Laws 1938, Title LXX, Ch. 612—False Adver
tising. Sec. 29. Fraud in office; penalty.
Sec. 54. Unlawful acts; penalty. Every person appointed to office under this chapter, or his deputy, who shall connive at any fraud No person, firm, corporation or association, with or deception in surveying, marking or numbering intent to sell, or in anywise dispose of merchandise, the contents of any boards, planks, joists or timber, securities, service or anything offered by such pershall be fined for each offense not less than $50.00.
son, firm, corporation or association, directly or (1857; last amended 1872.]
indirectly, to the public for sale or distribution, or Sec. 30. Neglect of duty; penalty.
with intent to increase the consumption thereof, or Every surveyor or his deputy who, on due notice
to induce the public in any manner to enter into and request, shall wilfully neglect or refuse to per
any obligation therefor or to acquire title thereto, form the duties enjoined by this chapter, shall be
or any interest therein, shall make, publish, dissemfined for each offense not less than $10.00 nor more
inate, circulate, or place before the public, or cause, than $50.00. [1857; last amended 1872.]
directly or indirectly, to be made, published, disseminated, circulated or placed before the public
, Sec. 31. Reinspection upon demand.
in this state, in a newspaper or other publication, Any person who shall be dissatisfied with the or in the form of a book, notice, handbill, poster, survey and admeasurement of any lumber pur- bill, circular, pamphlet, letter, or in any other way, chased or sold by him, by any deputy appointed an advertisement of any sort regarding merchandise, by the surveyor, may require the surveyor, with securties, service, or anything so offered to the pubone or more deputies, at the option of the sur
lic, which advertisement contains any assertion, veyor, to reinspect the same. [1857; last amended
representation, or statement of fact, which is untrue, 1872.]
deceptive or misleading,
*. No person, Sec. 32. Fees in case of error in measurement.
firm, corporation or association, with intent to If, upon reinspection, an error shall be found in
profit, directly or indirectly thereby, shall place, or the survey above the amount of $5.00, the person
cause or produce an advertisement to be placed in who surveyed the lumber shall receive no compen- or affixed to a newspaper, without the consent of sation for his services, and shall be fined not less the publisher of said newspaper; and in any way than $10.00 nor more than $20.00; and the surveyor
calculated to lead the readers thereof to believe that and his deputy or deputies in other cases shall such advertisement was circulated by such pubreceive for their compensation 25 cents per 1,000 lisher. The placing of an advertisement, notice, feet, to be paid by the purchaser. [1857; last circular, pamphlet, card, handbill, printed notice amended 1872.]
of any kind in or the affixing thereof to a newsSec. 33. Reinspection; expenses.
paper is presumptive evidence that the person or
persons, or corporation or corporations, whose name The expense of overhauling lumber for the pur
or names appear therein as proprietor, advertiser, pose of reinspection and of the reinspection, shall
vendor, or exhibitor, or whose goods, wares and be paid by the person requiring the same; and in
merchandise are advertised therein, caused or proall such cases the compensation therefor shall be equally divided among the surveyor and his deputy
cured the same to be so placed or affixed with intent or deputies. [1857; last amended 1872.]
to profit thereby. Any person, firm, corporation
or association who shall violate any of the proSec. 34. Construction of chapter.
visions of this section shall be fined not less than This chapter shall not be so construed as to $50.00 nor more than $300.00, or be imprisoned require the survey or admeasurement of any lum- not more than 90 days or shall suffer both such ber made in any town in this state. 
fine and imprisonment. [1914; last amended 1928.)
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Page Sec. 6645 Standard weights and measures: Commodi. ties
912 6646 Same: United States commodity measures adopted
913 6647 Same: Offenses
913 6648 Same: Offenses in docking
913 6649 Flour, corn meal, hominy and hominy grits:
Standard weight containers; exceptions;
913 6650 Inspection of scales, measures, etc.; right of entry
913 6651 Seizure and condemnation of incorrect equipment; rules and regulations
913 6652 Possession of false weights, etc., as evidence; seizure
914 6653 Refusal to allow inspection; interference with inspector; offense
914 6654 Packaged commodities: Marking requirements
914 6655 Same: Terms in which contents shall be stated; exceptions
914 6656 Same: Exemptions of retailer who relies on package labels; provisions thereof
915 6657 “Person" defined
915 6658 “Container" defined
915 6659 Selling less than quantity represented; prima facie evidence; violation
915 6660 Penalties or violation
915 6661 State standards; custody; tolerances
915 Code of Laws 1942, Vol. 2, Title 28, Ch. 115, Art. 3—
County Standards of Weights and Measures Sec. 3608 Procurement and custody
915 Code of Laws 1942, Vol. 1, Title 21, Ch. 70—False
Weighing, Measuring and Packing Sec. 1279–1 Fraudulently increasing weight of salt pork; penalty
915 1280 Fraudulent packing of cotton; penalty 916 1281 Charge of "breakage" on weighing of cotton; penalty
916 1286 Deduction sale of cotton; offense; penalty
916 1287 Weight of bales of cotton deemed mer. chantable
916 1288 Cotton factors to furnish statements on demand; offense; penalty
916 1323 Liquid fuels, lubricating oils, greases; offenses; penalty
916 Code of Laws 1942, Vol. 2, Title 28, Ch. 114, Art. 10%
State lodine Label
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Weighing of Cotton Sec. 6386 Standard tare
919 6387 Charges for weighing; penalty
920 6398 Record of public ginner
920 6399 Acceptance of bales; offense
920 6402 Public weighers: Election
920 6403 Same: Oath; bond; compensation
920 6404 Same: Duties; removal upon cause
920 6404–1 Same: Weighing regulated
921 6405 Same: Exceptions to weighing laws
921 6406 Same: Duties; requirements for scales;
monthly reports of weighers; payment for
922 6458 Regulation of cotton weighing in cities over
20,000 and less than 50,000: Platforms;
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Shellfish Sec. 3308 Enforcement
917 3370 Standard measures for shellfish; non-standard measures to be destroyed
917 3371 Use of non-standard measures; penalty 917 3372 Package label; stamps
917 3418 Crab meat: Pounds to a gallon
917 Code of Laws 1942, Vol. 3, Title 30, Ch. 121, Art. 4
"Uniform Narcotic Drug Act” Sec. 5128–9 Marking requirements
917 5128_18 Enforcement
917 5128_19 Penalties for violations
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Commercial Feeding Stuffs Sec. 6587 Marking requirements; standard weight packages
923 6588 Definition
924 6593 Seizure
924 6597-4 Penalty for violations
924 6598 Notification of violation
924 6600 Inspectors
Code of Laws 1942, Vol. 3, Title 34, Ch. 139, Art. 1—
Weights and Measures. Sec. 6645. Standard weights and measures: Commodities.
The following shall be the legal and uniform standard weights and measures in this State for the sale and purchase of the following named products of the farm, orchard or garden, and articles of merchandise, to wit: 1
Corn meal, bolted
48 30 50 25 23 36 26 64 50 60 50 48 50 48 44 14 60 20 50 56
21/2 21/2 21/2
50 50 48 12 12 50 48 50
50 24 40 14 60 30 46 50 48 28 20 42 50 48 50 50 50 56 64 56 70 74 100 56 48
40 22 80 60 60 30 30 32 40 56 48 48 60 50 50
8 62 48