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OF OFFENCES AGAINST PUBLIC POLICY.

CHAPTER 289.

OF OFFENCES AGAINST PUBLIC POLICY.

AN ACT Regulating Telephone Lines in this State.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

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Section 1. That from and after the passage of this Act one Wire limit shall be unlawful for any person or persons, corporaited to eight tion or corporations operating, controlling or owning

any telephone lines within this State, known as party lines, and for which the regular charge for separate telephones is at the rate of Fifteen Dollars or more per year, to have more than eight telephones upon any one line.

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Section 2. Any person or persons, corporation or corporations violating the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined a sum not less than Twenty-five Dollars nor more than One Hundred Dollars for each offense.

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GENERAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING CRIMES

AND PUNISHMENTS.

CHAPTER 290.

GENERAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING CRIMES

AND PUNISHMENTS.

AN ACT to Punish the Making or Use of False Statements to Obtain

Property or Credit.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. Any person,

(1) Who shall knowingly make or cause to be made, To punish anyeither directly or indirectly, or through any agency what- or using a soever, any false statement in writing, with intent that to obtain propit shall be relied upon, respecting the financial condition, erty or credit or means or ability to pay, of himself, or any other person, firm or corporation, in whom he is interested, or for whom he is acting, for the purpose of procuring in any form whatsoever, either the delivery of personal property, the payment of cash, the making of a loan or credit, the extension of a credit, the discount of an account receivable, or the making, acceptance, discount, sale or endorsement of a bill of exchange, or promissory note, for the benefit of either himself or of such person, firm or corporation; or

(2) Who, knowing that a false statement in writing has been made, respecting the financial condition or means or ability to pay, of himself, or such person, firm or corporation in which he is interested, or for whom he is acting, procures, upon the faith thereof, for the benefit either of himself, or of such person, firm or corpora

GENERAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING CRIMES

AND PUNISHMENTS.

tion, either or any of the things of benefit mentioned in the first sub-division of this section; or

(3) Who, knowing that a statement in writing has been made, respecting the financial condition or means or ability to pay of himself or such person, firm or corporation, in which he is interested, or for whom he is acting, represents on a later day, either orally or in writing, that such statement theretofore made, if then again made on said day, would be then true, when in fact, said statement if then made would be false, and procures upon the faith thereof, for the benefit either of himself or of such person, firm or corporation, either or any of the things of benefit mentioned in the first sub-division of this section;

Misdemeanor

Shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than One Thousand Dollars, or imprisonment not more than one year at the discretion of the Court.

Penalty

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RESOLUTIONS.

CHAPTER 291.

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ratifying the proposed

amendment to the Constitution of the United States, giving Congress power to lay and collect taxes on Incomes.

Be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

That Whereas the Congress of the United States has Preamble conproposed an amendment to the Constitution of the Unit- tas amendment ed States which provides that “The Congress shall have Constitution power to lay and collect taxes on incomes from whatever source derived without apportionment among the several States and without regard to any census or enumeration.'

And Whereas, It requires the ratification of the Legislatures of three-fourths of the several States to make the proposed amendment a part of the Constitution; therefore,

Delaware

Be it Resolved, that the Legislature of Delaware rati- Ratification of fies and adopts the proposed amendment to the Federal Constitution;

And be it further Resolved, That the Secretary of Secretary of State of Delaware be and is hereby directed to notify

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RESOLUTIONS.

the Secretary of State of the United States of the action of the Legislature.

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