OF OFFENCES AGAINST THE LIVES AND PERSONS OF INDIVIDUALS.
AN ACT to prevent the deposit of certain Refuse Matter in Mispillion River or the Tributaries thereof.
WHEREAS, Persons fishing in Mispillion river cast or deposit large quantities of refuse matter in said river which floats up said river at flood tide and collecting therein and decaying causes a stench which is very offensive to persons using said river, now therefore
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
SECTION 1. That from and after the passage of this act it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to cast or deposit or cause to be cast or deposited into the Mispillion river or any of its tributaries, or to cast or deposit or cause to be cast or deposited into Cedar creek or any of its tributaries, or to cast or deposit or cause to be cast or deposited into the waters of the Delaware bay within the distance of two miles of the mouth of said Mispillion river, or to cast or deposit on the shores of said Mispillion river or Cedar creek or of any of the tributaries thereof, or on the shore of said Delaware bay within the distance of two miles of the mouth of said Mispillion river, the heads, intestines, or any part of the body or carcass of any dead sturgeon or any other refuse matter thereof.
SECTION 2. Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment for a period not exceeding three months or by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars or by both at the discretion of the court. One-half of the fine imposed under the provisions of this act shall go to the person informing.
Passed at Dover, April 22, 1895.