John Purdon A Digest of the Laws of Pennsylvania, from the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred to the Sixth Day of June, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-Three. 11th Edition Vol. 2 Page 1451, Image 453 (Philadelphia, 1885) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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  • 1876

Railroads. Inclined-Plane Railways. § 194. If any person shall break, pull down or destroy any part or parts of said inclined plane, or other property of the said corporation, or shall willfully obstruct the passage in or to said inclined plane, or any part or parts thereof, each such person shall forfeit and pay to the said corporation the sum of ten dollars for each and every such offence, to be recovered as other debts of a like amount are recoverable; and if any person shall be guilty of carrying a lighted cigar or pipe, or carrying fire into the station-houses and buildings of the corporation, in any manner except in a lantern, or shall discharge any pistol or gun, or any fire-works in or near the building of the said company; each one so offending shall forfeit and pay the said corporation the sum of five dollars for every such offence, to be recovered in like manner as aforesaid; but no suit shall be brought for any of the aforesaid offences unless commenced within thirty days after it shall be known who committed said offences; and he, she or they shall remain liable to action at the suit of the corporation for any of the wrongs enumerated in this clause, if the sums herein mentioned be not sufficient to repair or satisfy the damage.