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FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. C1-I. 180. 1878. 107 intersecting railroads shall pay for such pavements in the same manner and proportion as required of other railway companies under the provisions of this section. It shall be the duty of the Commissioners of the Water and gas District of Columbia to see that all water and gas mains, service pipes, ¤¤¤i¤¤- and sewer connections are laid upon any street or avenue proposed to be paved or otherwise improved before any such pavement or other permanent works are put down; and the \Vashington Gas Light Company, under the direction of said Commissioners, shall at its own expense take up, lay, and replace all gas mains on any street or avenue to be paved, at such time and place as said Commissioners shall direct. The President of the United States may detail from the Engineer Corps Assistants to Enof the Army not more than two officers, of rank subordinate to that of S_*¤°°¤` C°¤¤¤¤i¤· the engineer officer belonging to the Board of Commissioners of said °‘°“"”" District to act as assistants to said Engineer Commissioner, in the discharge of the special duties imposed upon him by the provisions of this act. Sec. 6. That from and after the first day of July, eighteen hundred and Felice uudscbcci seventy-eight, the board of metropolitan police and the board of school b°,%"l“· f f (1 trustees shall be abolished; and all the powers and duties now exercised ticsiaus H ° u` by them shall be transferred to the said Commissioners of the District of Columbia, who shall have authority to employ such officers and agents . and to adopt such provisions as may be necessary to carry into execution the powers and duties devolved upon them by this act. And the Scbooltrustcos. Commissioners of the District of Columbian shall from time to time appoint nineteen persons, actual residents of said District of Columbia, to constitute the trustees of public schools of said District, who shall serve without compensation and for such terms as said Commissioners shall tix. Said trustees shall have the powers and perform the duties in relation to the care and management of the public schools which are now authorized by law. Sec. 7. That the offices of sinking-fund commissioners are hereby Si¤]<iPs-f¤¤d abolished; and all duties and powers possessed by said commissioners °°“""'"‘°“°"‘ are transferred to, and shall be exercised by, the Treasurer of the United States, who shall perform the same in accordance with the provisions of existing laws. Sec. 8. That in lieu of the board of health now authorized by law, Health-ofiicer. the Commissioners of the District of Columbia shall appoint a physician as health-officer, whose duty it shall be, under the direction of the said Commissioners, to execute and enforce all laws and regulations relating to the public health and vital statistics, and to perform all such duties as may be assigned to him by said Commissioners; and the board ot' health now existing shall, from the date of the appointment of said health-officer, be abolished. Sec. 9. That there may be appointed by the Commissioners of the Ssnitaryjnspsct- District of Columbia, on the recommendation of the health-officer, a °'¤· reasonable number of sanitary inspectors for said District, not exceeding six, to hold such appointment at any one time, of whom two may be physicians, and one shall be a. person skilled in the matters of drainage and ventilation; and said Commissioners may remove any of the subordinates, and from time to time may prescribe the duties of each; and said inspectors shall be respectively required to make, at least once in two weeks, a. report to said health-oflicer, in writing, of their inspections, which shall be preserved on file; and said health-officer shall report in writing annually to said Commissioners of the District of Columbia, and so much oftener as they shall require. Size. 10. That the Commissioners may appoint, on the like recommen- Clerks. dation of the healtlrofiicer, a reasonable number of clerks, but no greater number shall be appointed, and no more persons shall be employ ed under said health-oflicer, than the public interests demand and the appropriation shall justifv. _ Sec. 11. That the salary of the healtli-oilieer shall be three thousand Sularwsofhealtb dollars per annum ; and the salary of the sanitary inspectors shall not °“’°°·