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permit given to the Anderson plant and to include permission to discharge the sewage of the plant into Duck Creek.

The above matter was thoroughly discussed, and finally the following permit was passed and ordered spread of record:

Whereas, The American Tinplate Company, a corporation owning a tinplate plant at Elwood, Madison County, Indiana, has heretofore filed with the Secretary of the State Board of Health of Indiana its verified application in writing, asking a permit to discharge into a stream in said State, known as Duck Creek, certain liquid wastes from the rolls, enginepits and boshes, also “spent pickle” and the sewage from the plant, and showing in such application that said stream was, at the time of filing and making such application, and at various other times, at such stage that the wastes, pickle and sewage might be safely discharged into said stream without injury to the public; and

Whereas, Said State Board of Health has duly inspected said stream above, at and below the point where said wastes enter Duck Creek and has found and finds that said wastes may, for the period herein below fixel, be safely discharged into said stream without injury to public health, as aforesaid, and furthermore, finding that said wastes, “spent pickle” and sewage will not cause unsanitary conditions.

Now, therefore, said State Board of Health hereby grants and issues this, its written permit, hereby granting permission to said American Tinplate Company to flow and discharge the wastes from the rolls, enginepits and boshes, also “spent pickle” and sewage of its plant, at Elwood, into Duck Creek, for a period extending from the date hereof to the 1st of January, 1904.

This permit is given this day, October 12, 1903, by the State Board of Health, all members being present and concurring.

Moved by Dr. Cook, That the Secretary be instructed to prepare a strong recommendation to the Committee of Codification on the construction of a home for tubercular patients on the same line recommended by the Governor to the last General Assembly, and that a copy of the same be sent to each member for approval and recommendation.

Carried.

Moved by Dr. Davis, That Drs. Cook, Eisenbeiss and Hurty be appointed delegates to represent the Indiana State Board of Health at the annual meetings of the Conference of State and Provincial Boards of Health of North America and the American Public IIealth Association—the first to be held in Baltimore, October 23 and 24, 1903, and the second in Washington, October 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, 1903; and also that their expenses be paid from the funds of the State Board of lIealth.

Carried.

Moved by Dr. Cook, That in the event either of the above named delegates find he can not attend the meetings named, then the President may appoint a substitute.

Carried.

Ordered, That the Secretary shall prepare a program for the Health Officers' School, to be held December 16th and 17th, and that he is authorized to offer to engage and pay the expenses of Professor Dennis, of Earlham College, and of Professor Novy, of the Michigan University.

Moved by Dr. Wishard, That the telephone of the Central Union Telephone Company be ordered out December 31, 1903.

Carried.

Ordered, That the Secretary purchase a leaf cabinet in which to keep and display charts and diagrams, also to purchase three dozen special cards to fit the leaves of the leaf cabinet.

ANNUAL STATISTICAL REPORT

OR THE YEAR 1903.

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