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license year, and shall be permitted to continue business until license shall be granted or refused by the excise board; but in all cases of refusal to grant license such proportion of the license fee as may have become due shall be deducted and retained from the sum deposited therefor as the time from the first day of November to the date of such refusal bears to the entire license year, and no other person shall be permitted to conduct said business until a license is issued therefor.

SEC. 18. That nothing in this act shall in any way repeal, conflict, or interfere with the public general laws of the United States imposing taxes on the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors for the purpose of revenue and known as the "internal-revenue laws.

Sec. 19. That no licensee under a barroom license shall employ, or permit to be employed, or allow any female or minor under sixteen years of age, or person convicted of crime, to sell, give, furnish, or distribute any intoxicating drinks or any admixture thereof, ale, wine, or beer to any person or persons, nor permit the playing of pool, or billiards, or other games in the room where such liquors are sold: Provided, That the excise board may, in its discretion, permit the playing of such games, except cards, in duly licensed places: Provided further, That no licensee in Amended any place shall knowingly sell or permit to be sold in his approved Apr.28, establishment any intoxicating liquor of any kind to any person under the age of twenty-one years, under the penalty upon due conviction thereof, of forfeiting such license, and no person so forfeiting his license shall again bé granted a license for the term of two years.

Sec. 20. That in the interpretation of this act words of the singular number shall be deemed to include their plurals, and that words of the masculine gender shall be deemed to include the feminine, as the case may be.

SEC. 21. That this act shall be in lieu of and as a substitute for all existing laws and regulations in the District of Columbia in relation to the sale of distilled and fermented liquors in the said District, and that all laws or parts of laws inconsistent with this act, except such laws as are applicable to the sale of liquor within one mile of the Soldiers' Home, be, and they are hereby, repealed.

Approved, March 3, 1893. (27 Stat., 563.)

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[Public-No. 194.] An Act To provide an immediate revision and equalization of real

estate values in the District of Columbia; also to provide an assessment of real estate in said District in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-six and every third year thereafter, and for other purposes.

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Sec. 15. That said board of assistant assessors shall Amended hereafter constitute the excise board of the District of Congress apColumbia, and shall perform all the duties of said board 1902. See p. 455 according to law, and that so much of the act entitled

"An act regulating the sale of intoxicating liquor in the District of Columbia," approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, as imposes that duty upon the Commissioners of the District of Columbia be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

SEC. 16. That this act shall be in force from and after its passage, and all laws and parts of laws inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

Approved, August 14, 1894. (28 Stat., 285.)

[PUBLIC-No. 63.] An Act To amend an act entitled "An act regulating the sale of intoxi

cating liquors in the District of Columbia.” Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section sixteen of an act entitled “An act regulating the sale of intoxicating liquors in the District of Columbia,” approved the third day of March, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows:

“SEC. 16. That license for any of the purposes specified in any section of said act shall not be granted to any person to conduct such business within four hundred feet of a public school-house, private school, or house of religious worship, measured between the nearest entrance to each by the shortest course of travel between such place of business and any school-house, private school, or house of religious worship, except in such places of business as were located and licensed at the date of the said act or previous to the erection or occupation of such schoolhouse, private school, or place of religious worship: Provided, That no hotel hereafter established shall be licensed that has less than twenty-five rooms for guests, and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are repealed: Provided, The members of the excise board shall have the power to administer oaths or affirmations in any matter affected by the operation of this act. And any person having taken such oath or affirmation who shall knowingly and corruptly give false testimony before said board or any member thereof as to a material fact shall be deemed guilty of perjury, and on conviction shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment at hard labor for not more than two years, or both, at the discretion of the court."

That section three of said act be, and the same is hereby, amended by adding thereto the following: “And said board shall appoint an assistant clerk at a salary not to exceed one thousand dollars."

That section fifteen of said act be, and the same is hereby, amended by striking out the words of two reputable citizens of the District” and inserting in lieu thereof the words "satisfactory to either of them."

Approved, May 11, 1894. (28 Stat., 76.)

[PUBLIC—No. 182.)

An Act To prevent the sale of intoxicating liquors on Sunday in the

District of Columbia.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be unlawful for any maker, brewer, or distiller of beer or other intoxicating liquors in the District Lehman.D of Columbia, or other person or corporation or the agent 217; Trometer or servant of such maker, brewer, or distiller, or the agent App.; 242

; Sullior servant of any maker, brewer, or distiller of beer or vané. Doc., 20 other intoxicating liquors outside of said District, or other Cake v. D. C., 33 person or corporation to sell

or deliver any beer or other D. C. App., 272. intoxicating liquors in the District of Columbia on the first day of the week, commonly called Sunday.

Sec. 2. That any person violating the provisions of this Roop :: Doug act shall on conviction thereof in the police court on a prosecution in the name of the District of Columbia be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars for each and every offense.

Approved, March 3, 1899. (30 Stat., 1013.)

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[PUBLIC— No. 89.]
An Act To license billiard and pool tables in the District of Columbia.

and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
That from and after the passage of this act it shall be
unlawful for any person or persons to keep any billiard
table, bagatelle table, shuffleboard, jenny-lind table, pool For bowling al-
table, or any table upon which legitimate games are
played, in any saloon, room, or place of business within
the District of Columbia for public use or for profit or
gain, without a license therefor first had and obtained
from the assessor of the District of Columbia.

SEC. 2. That every person taking out such license shall pay to the collector of taxes of said District a license fee of twelve dollars per annum for each table. Said license may be granted or refused in the discretion of the assessor of said District, and all licenses so granted shall date from the first day of the month in which the liability began and expire on the thirty-first day of October in each year: Provided, That in all cases of refusal of said assessor to grant said license, or upon written protest of a majority or more of the property owners or residents of the block in which it is proposed to grant such license, an appeal may be taken to the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, whose decision shall be final.

SEC. 3. That every person who shall own, keep, or use any billiard table, bagatelle table, pool table, or any table or board of the kind mentioned in the first section

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of this act, for public use or profit without such license first had and obtained, shall, on conviction in the police court, be fined twenty dollars or imprisoned not exceeding three months for each offense, or both, in the discretion of the court.

Sec. 4. That it shall not be lawful for the proprietors of billiard tables, pool tables, bagatelle tables, jennylind tables, or other tables of the kind mentioned in the first section of this act, shuffleboards and bowling alleys, kept for public hire and gain in the District of Columbia, to sell or to allow to be sold in the same room, spirituous, vinous, or malt liquors, and all such places shall be closed during the entire twenty-four hours of each and every Sunday, and also during the hours that bar-rooms are required to be closed.

Any person violating the provisions of this section shall, on conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than five nor more than forty dollars, and shall in addition forfeit his or her license, in the discretion of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia.

SEC. 5. That all laws or parts of laws inconsistent with this act be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

Approved, February 25, 1897. (29 Stat., 594.)

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[PUBLIC—No. 107.) An Act To prohibit the granting of liquor licenses within one mile of

the Soldiers' Home. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That on and after the passage of this act no license for the sale of intoxicating liquor at any place within one mile of the Soldiers' Home property in the District of Columbia shall be granted.

Approved, February 28, 1891. (26 Stat., 797.)

[PUBLIC-No. 218.] , An Act Making appropriations to provide for the expenses of the

government of the District of Columbia for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and three, and for other purposes.

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Sec. 6. That in order to provide revenues to meet the appropriations made by this act and appropriations to be hereafter made to provide for the expenses of the government of the District of Columbia, it is further enacted: That the act of Congress entitled "An act to provide an immediate revision and equalization of real-estate values in the District of Columbia; also to provide an assessment of real estate in said District in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-six and every third year thereafter, and for other purposes," approved August fourteenth, eighteen

hundred and ninety-four, is hereby amended, to take effect from and after July first, nineteen hundred and two, as follows: Section two, line two, strike out the word “three,” and insert in lieu thereof the word “five;" section two, line five, after the words “assistant assessors, who,” strike out the words “shall hold office for a term of four years, unless sooner removed by said Commissioners for cause satisfactory to them and;" section two, line nine, after the words “per annum," insert the following: "The assessor of the District of Columbia and the members of said permanent board of assistant assessors shall not be removed except for inefficiency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office.”

That the assessor of the District of Columbia shall designate three of the members of said permanent board of assistant assessors for the assessment of real estate who shall constitute and compose the excise board, under the provisions of the act of the Congress approved August fourteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, aforesaid; and the two other members of said permanent board of assistant assessors shall be designated by said assessor to compose a board of personal tax appraisers, to assess personal property in accordance with the provisions of this section; and all five members of said permanent board of assistant assessors, together with the assessor as chairman, shall constitute the board of equalization and review of real-estate assessments and also the board of personal tax appeals: Provided, That the assessor of the District of Columbia shall act as chairman, ex officio, of the several boards aforesaid.

SEC. 7, PAR. 36. That brewers or manufacturers of fermented liquors of any description for sale, and brewers' agents, shall pay a license tax of two hundred and fifty dollars per annum: Provided, That agent's license under this paragraph shall only authorize the licensee to conduct his business with the goods of the brewer represented by such agent: And provided further, That a licensed brewer's solicitor, whose business is confined to soliciting orders for his principal, shall not be liable for the license tax provided for in this paragraph.

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PAR. 38. Section eight of “An act regulating the sale of intoxicating liquors in the District of Columbia,” approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, is hereby amended by striking out therefrom the words, “The fee for a wholesale license shall be two hundred and fifty dollars per annum, and for a bar-room license four hundred dollars per annum," and inserting in lieu thereof the words: The fee for a wholesale license shall be three hundred dollars per annum, and for a bar-room license eight hundred dollars per annum.

Approved, July 1, 1902. (32 Stat., 627.)

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