The fire wardens of each township throughout the commonwealth shall, in the first
week of each term of the court of quarter sessions of their respective counties, make
returns to said court, under oath or affirmation, of all violations occurring within
their respective townships which may come or be brought to their notice of any of
the provisions of any law now enacted, or hereafter to be enacted for the purpose
of protecting forests from fire, and it shall be the special duty of the judge of
said court to see these returns are faithfully made; and on failure of any fire warden
to comply with this provision, or if it be found upon examination or inquiry by said
court that any fire warden has either willfully or negligently omitted to report all
such violation occurring within his township, or having failed to perform his duty
as set forth in section one of this act, such fire warden or constable shall be deemed
guilty of willfully or negligently making a false return, or neglect of duty, and
the court shall suspend him from office and direct the district attorney to indict
and try him, and, if found guilty, he shall be fined in a sum not exceeding fifty
dollars, and undergo an imprisonment not exceeding three months, both or either, at
the discretion of the court.
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