COAL, SALE TO CHARITABLE INSTITUTION
                  Act of May 25, 1923, P.L. 453, No. 244              Cl. 52
                                  AN ACT

     Providing for the public health, safety and welfare, requiring
        owners and operators of anthracite coal mines and operations
        to furnish and sell anthracite fuel coal at current or market
        prices to and for the use of hospitals, poorhouses, or other
        charitable institutions, schools, churches, and buildings of
        municipal or quasi municipal character; and providing
        penalties for the violation of this act.

        Section 1.  Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the
     passage of this act it shall be the duty of the individual,
     owner, operator, president, director, general manager,
     superintendent, or other person, in charge of, or having
     supervision over, any anthracite coal mine or mining operation,
     upon and after reasonable notice and demand, to furnish and sell
     at reasonable and current or market rates and prices and at
     reasonable times such amount of anthracite fuel coal as shall be
     reasonably necessary for the proper heating of any hospital,
     poorhouse, or other charitable institution, school building,
     church, or place of religious worship, or public building,
     municipal or quasi municipal in character, located within the
     limits of the municipality in which said coal mining operation
     is conducted or carried on: Provided, however, That said owner
     or operator of said anthracite coal mine or mining operation may
     demand that said coal so furnished be paid for at the mine or
     coal pocket where said coal is furnished or delivered.
        Section 2.  Any individual, owner, operator, president,
     director, general manager, superintendent, or other person, in
     charge of, or having supervision over, any such anthracite coal
     mining operation, wilfully violating the provisions of this act
     shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be
     sentenced to pay a fine of not more than one thousand dollars,
     or undergo imprisonment for not more than one year, or both, at
     the discretion of the court.