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OF CLERKS OF THE PEACE.

CHAPTER 54.

OF CLERKS OF THE PEACE.

AN ACT Defining Certain Duties of the Clerks of the Peace.

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 every Clerk of the Peace of the State Pleece Bio shall procure a suitable book for each class of license, in book for each which shall be entered alphabetically the name of every

person, firm or corporation to whom shall be issued a State license, together with the post office address and street and number of the city, village or town where said business is situate, together with the date said license was issued and the amount paid for same, which said entry shall be made within twenty-four hours of the issuance of every such license. Said books shall be procured by the State Board of Supplies and furnished to the several clerks of the peace upon their request.

Entry to be made within twenty-four hours

Approved March 11, A. D. 1913.

OF THE ASSESSORS.

CHAPTER 55.

OF THE ASSESSORS.

AN ACT in Relation to Assessors.

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. Every assessor shall in the month of May Assessors to yearly make out a list of the wholesale and also of the of wholesale retail dealers in goods, wares and merchandise, produce, dealers or any property whatsoever; and of the manufacturers, venders of goods, wares and merchandise by sample; keepers of eating houses; keepers of travelers of stallions or jacks for the use of mares; auctioneers, brokers, private bankers, real estate agents, conveyancers, photographers, dentists, physicians, attorneys-at-law, osteopaths, optometrists, circuses and moving picture concerns, and all other persons, firms or corporations who should procure a State license to carry on their business in his hundred or district particularly specifying every class and by the First day of June deliver the same to the Clerk of the Peace of his county, attested by his oath or affirmation, which said list shall be filed of record by the said Clerk of the Peace. In all cases where there are more than one person engaged in any one of the foregoing occupations as partners he shall give the name of Instructions to each of the individuals composing the firm or partnership, and in every case return the christian name of the respective party or parties. He shall also ascertain the post office address and street and number, if any, of the party or parties so doing business, which he shall return with the name of the firm, incorporated company or indi

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vidual so returned by him on the list aforesaid, and every

such assessor shall be paid for such services by the State Compensation Treasurer, the sum of ten cents for each and every name

appearing upon said list, said sum shall be paid to the assessors as aforesaid by the State Treasurer during the month of September in the year that said lists are delivered to the Clerks of the Peace as aforesaid, every assess

or shall render to the State Treasurer during the month State Treasurer of August a bill showing the number of names appear.

ing on said lists delivered to the Clerk of the Peace as aforesaid, but no such bill shall be paid by the State Treasurer until the same is certified to as being correct by the Clerk of the Peace of the County, and every assessor who shall fail to make out and deliver to the Clerk

of the Peace of the County a list as aforesaid, shall be Penalty for guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof sessor to carry shall be fined or imprisoned, or both, at the discretion of

the Court. It shall be the duty of the Clerk of the Peace Clerk of Peace of the several counties in this State, to compare the said

lists, so returned to them by the assessors, with the list of the persons or firm who shall have taken out a license by that time, ten days prior to the then next term of the Court of General Sessions in their county, and make therefrom a list for each hundred of the persons and firms who shall have failed to take out a license for the occupation in which he or they may have been reported engaged in, and deliver said last mentioned lists, with the name of the assessor duly certified, to the Attorney General, two days before the then next term of the Court of General Sessions in such county. The Clerks of the Peace shall not, after the making and delivery of the aforesaid lists to the Attorney General, issue a license

to any person or firm whose name appears on said lists, thereafter issue without an order from the Attorney General until after

the discharge of the grand jury at the then next term of the said court of the General Sessions. In the event of any person or persons being indicted who shall have a

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license for the transaction of the business for which such
person may be indicted, and his or her name shall appear
on the lists so as aforesaid required to be certified to the
Attorney General by the Clerk of the Peace, the costs up-
on such indictment shall be paid by the Clerk of the Peace paid by Clerk
of the county in which such indictment has been found.
Provided that before the Clerk of the Peace shall deliver
to the Attorney General the list required by this section,
he shall forward through the post office a written or print-
ed notice addressed to the person or persons so having Peace to mail
failed to take out a license for the occupations in which who are report-
he or they are reported to be engaged, setting forth that take out license
he or they have failed to take out a license for the occu-
pation in which he or they are reported engaged, and that
unless such license is taken out within the term of ten
days from the date of the notice, that, he or they, will be
subject to an indictment at the ensuing term of court,
and said notice shall state where said licenses can be
procured. If the person or persons so notified as afore
said, shall, within ten days from the date of forwarding
such written or printed notice, take out a license for the
occupation in which he or they may have been reported
engaged, then it shall be the duty of the Clerk of the
Peace to strike the name of him or them from the said
list. The Clerk of the Peace shall receive from the per- Clerks of the
son or persons notified fifty cents for each notice sent as Peace to charge
required by this section, which shall be paid at the time notices sent
of taking out such license, and no other costs than said
sum shall be charged, and shall keep a record of the
names of the persons or firm or incorporated company to
whom such notice may be sent, the dates on which said
notices have been placed in the post office, and the post
office to which said notices have been mailed. No person
whose name may have been returned by the assessor on
the list aforesaid directed to be made by this act shall be visions are
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OF THE ASSESSORS.

this act shall have been complied with, and the notices sent as directed.

Repealing Sec. Section 2. That Section 19 of Chapter 12 of the Re

. 12, Revised code vised Code of 1852 as amended in 1893 and all other laws of 1852, amended 1893

inconsistent herewith be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved March 11, A. D. 1913.

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