CLARIFICATION TO THE LAWS, circa Nov. 1910, according to the "REPORT of the BOARD OF HEATH of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH of THE CITY OF NEW YORK for the YEARS 1910 AND 1911."

After November 1910, when, during their inspections of the creameries of New York City members of the bacteriological and sanitary squads found things less than satisfactory or downright offensive to the senses, when otherwise (i.e., at another time, before this), they might have issued a warrant for the arrest of the offending creamery-worker for violations of the Sanitary Code, they now simply issued a summons for the defendant to appear in court.

And this very same perquisite was granted all those who held identification cards issued by the NYPD, pursuant to Chapter 659 of the Laws of 1910. These cards bore initials and addresses and were not just tossed around lightly.

But there were burning Qs & As: To the question concerning whether or not the defendant has a store or other place of business: Yes. To the question concerning whether or not he can be satisfactorily identified: Yes. And finally, to the question concerning whether or not there is reason to suspect he will not respond to the summons: No.

These were the right As to the Qs, of course.

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