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Page 4 Advertisements Column 3, Timaru Herald, Volume LIII, Issue 5303, 1 December 1891
! Notices. /BOUNTY OF MACKENZIE. SPECIAL OBDEE. BY.LAW No. 4. Under the authority of "Tho Counties Aot, 1886,'' the Council of tho Oounty of Mackenzie doth hereby make and ordain the following Bylaws for regulating the conditions on which Traction engines may be allowed to pass along the publio roads within the said County. 1. The term " Traotion Engine or Engine," where used m these By-Laws, mean a locomotive engine propelled by steam, not being used on a lailway or a tramway ; the word " road " or " highway " means a road as defined m " The Publio Works Act, 1882," and includes county roads and distriot roads, and any road actually m use by the public. "Looal authority," shall have the same meaning as m "The Oounließ Act, 1886." 2. Wh enever au engine shall be propelled, upon or along a publio road, a striot and effioient look-out Bball he maintained behind, as well as m front, and particularly during 1 the hours between half an bour after ounnet and half an hour before sunrise, and the per-! soninoharge of any suoh engine shall provide two effioient lights, to be affixed oonspiououflly thereon, one at each side on the front of the engine, and one efficient tail light m tho rear of the same j or, when waggons or carriages are being drawn by auoh engine, then m the roar of the last waggon or 'carriage drawn by snoh engine, and auch lamps shall be kept burning between the hours above mentioned. 3. At least two persona shall bn employed to drive or conduct every traction engine, 4. The driver of every engine shall give an much space as possible for the passing of other traffic. 5. Whenever any peraon who shall be riding on horseback, or driving a horse or horses m a vehiole, or leading a horse upon or along a publio road, shall be approaohing an engine, and shall sufficiently indioato his desire that the driver of suoh engine shall stop tha same, »uoh driver shall thereupon immediately stop auch engine, and also shall, upon being requested by such peraon so to do, give to such penon suoh assistance as may be neaeßsary for the purpose of enabling him to pass with his hone Or horses m safety by suoh engine. 6. The speed of an engine Bhall not exceed five miles an hour along any publio road, and throe miles an hour through any town or village, and shall not exceed two miles an hour while crossing any bridge or oulvert. 7. The whittle of an engine shall not bo sounded, nor shall the cylinder tap be opened i or the steam blown off or allowed to attain a pressure such as to exceed the limit fixed by the safety valve, within sight of any person riding, driving, loading, or m charge of a horse upon a road. 8. No engine shall pass along or c mie upuu any bridge at any lime while any perijon with a horse or carriage drawn by a horse, if o i suoh bridge; nor shall any engine or >v!iggun attached thereto be pormitted to stop on uov bridge or oulvert for tbe purpose "A drawing water from any watcr-ruce, river, stream or ditch passing under or through such bridge or oulvert, cr far any oilier purpose whatever. 9. If it sh.'u d become nreo'sa'y to discbarge any as <-s or other such refuse from the furnaoe ot any engine on any road or highiray or th ■ nidea thereof, suoh ashes or refuse- shall ti r all fire therein has been completely extinguished be spread out on such road or tho aides thereof, by the person m charge of suoh engine, m such manner that such road, or the sides thereof, shall be kept even, and the level thereof maiutained, provided that no suoh ashes or refuse shall bo discharged upon any biidge or uuheit or upon any road within one chain of an; bridge or oulvert. 10. While any engine shall be travelling upon or is being taken over a bridge or over metalled parts of roads no studs or other pieces or riogt of iron or other metal ahull be attached to or raised upon the lovel of tbe faces of the tires of the wheels of any such engine for tbe purpose, or which shall have the effect of sicking into, gripping, or breaking the surfaoe of any bridge or roadway. 11. It shall not be lawful to oarry on any waggon attached to, or being drawn by an engine, any greater weight (over and above the weight of the waggon) than two tons for each pair of wheels, unleßS the tirea of such wheels are at least three inchee m width, or than two and a half tona for each pair ot wheels unless tho tires are at least four inoheß m width, or than three tona for each pair of wheels unless the tirea aro'at loaet five inches m width. No waggon drawn by an ongino shall carry more thau six tons weight (over ana above the weight of the waggon), except permission m writing to do so shall have been granied on special application to the County Engineer of the distriot, and every such permit by the Oounty Engineer Bhall otatc the maximum weight (over and above tho weight of the waggon), whioh may bo carried by each such waggorJ, and the conditions (if any) on which such extraordinary weight may bo carried, and any porson carrying m or upon any suoh waggon more than such maximum weight, pr oarrying more than the weight of six tons without fulfilling such conditions aa aforesaid, shall be guilty of a breach of this By-law. 12. The person m obarge of an engine shall give immediate notice to the Engineer or Clerk of the Oounty, 6r Boad Foreman, of any damage or injury done' by the engine or any waggon attached thereto, to any roadway, or to any fence, bridge, oulvert;, watercourse, drain, side dilch, or any other thing appertaining to any suoh road ; and if such damage has rendered the road or its appurtenanoos dangerous for ordinary trafflo, or to publio safety, the owner or porson m charge of such engine shall, m addition to giving suoh notice as aforesaid, place and maintain m such position, and for such time as the Oounty Engineer, Clerk, or Road Foreman shall direct, suoh signals as shall be sufficient to give warning to all persona using such road by day or. by night of the existence of such danecr 13. Any damage oaUßod by the uso of any engine or waggon attached thereto, to any bridge, or any walta, rails, buttresses or supports thereof, ereoted or oarried aoroßs any river, stream, or w&ter-raoe, or to any rood or, its appurtenances, shall be forthwith repaired and made good by, or at tho oxpense of, the owner or porson having oharge of such engine. 14. No engine which togother with tho maximum weight of ooals and Water whioh Buoh ongine is constructed to oarry for its propulaion, weighs more than six tons, whether suah maximum weight of coals and wator are then m or on suoh engine or not, shall be taken on to or orer any road, bridge, or oulvert, except with the previous written 'permission of the Engineer, provided, however, that the Engineer may, if ho things fit when giving suoh pei-mimon, stipulate that proper planks to bo provided nnd hid by tho owper, driver, or person m ohni'ga of ouoh engine, shall be laid on ouoh bridgo nnd culverts aB the Engineer /nay specify, and ouoh engine Bhall not be taken on to, or ncraas auch bridge or culvert exoopt upon euoh planks. 18. Kvery ownor of an ouginu ahull cause his name and address to bo painted or murker! on such vngino, on tho off-aid» therrof, m lettora of not loas than two inches m height! and of proportionate breadth, und of euch a colour, or m ruo'i v manner us to bo ulourlv di»tini;u'i'l>iibk> from the colour or nuluro Jf tho ground whoruun such lettors ire painted or mnrVt'd ; arid whon «uch owner possopg.-B more than ona engine, a separate nurnhor distinguißhina eaoti cuoh ongino shall m like manner, be painted immediately below euoh name ani uddrosL'. tho exact and truo weight, of every engine, und tho maximum woieht of w.ntor and coals whioh suoh enßini is conntru ted to oiirry for its propulsion, nnd theexaot and fcruo vto'ght of ovory waggon drown by. any suoh engine, shall u!s;> bo painted m like rammer upon i>r affixed to no; o conapioudus part of auch ougine and tvin.'j;on rospeotivoly. 16, Tho owner of every ougiuo ehall on tbe flrst Monday m the month of Jauuary m oaeb year, or immediately after bringing any ongino into tho oounty, eond..a (iotoription of such engine, together with hip mine and adt)re*o, and (if he is owner of mure than ono ongine, then) the number of hia anginas to tho County Clerk m. order that the same may bo registered ,'imd tho County Cjork shall thereupon dolivnr to burli. ownor a onrtifinalu of Mio registration of euoh ongino, or of ouch of uuoll onginos for ,tho then currant yosr, 17. Every porsbn omployod iv driving or
Page 4 Advertisements Column 3, Timaru Herald, Volume LIII, Issue 5303, 1 December 1891
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