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Code of the Public Local Laws of Maryland, 1930
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4294 ARTICLE 19.

P. L. L., 1888, Art. 19, sec. 4. 1878, ch. 218.

4. Any justice of the peace for said county may cause to be appre-
hended, and commit to the said almshouse, any vagrants, vagabonds,
beggars and other idle, dissolute and disorderly persons found loitering
or residing in said county, who follow no trade or occupation, and have no
visible means of subsistence, there to be kept at hard labor for any term
not exceeding three months; and the said keeper shall receive and employ
them according to the tenor of their commitment.

P. L. L., 1888, Art. 19, sec. 5. 1878, ch. 218.

5. If any person shall sell or dispose of any strong drink to the in-
mates of said almshouse, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and
upon indictment and conviction thereof shall forfeit and pay the sum of
twenty-five dollars, one-half to the informer and the other half to the
county commissioners, for the use of said almshouse.

P. L. L., 1888, Art. 19, sec. 6. 1878, ch. 218.

6. Upon complaint made by the keeper of said almshouse before any
justice of the peace of said county, that any vagrant, vagabond or other
idle, dissolute. and disorderly person thereto committed and therein re-
maining, has behaved himself in a disorderly manner, or has neglected
and refused to perform his daily labor and task, or neglected and refused
to dbey and keep any of the rules- and by-laws of said almshouse, the said
justice may cause such person to be brought before him, and if satisfied
of the truth of the charge, may commit him to the county jail for a period
not exceeding three months.

P. L. L.., 1888, Art. 19, sec. 7. 1878, ch. 218.

7. The said commissioners are authorized and directed to appoint,
annually, a physician for said almshouse, and to allow him such compensa-
tion as they may deem proper; and it shall be the duty of said physician
to give information to said commissioners whenever they may require it,
or he may deem it necessary, of the condition of said almshouse and the
mode of treatment of the inmates therein.

P. L. L., 1888, Art. 19, sec. 8. 1878, ch. 218

8. The said commissioners are authorized to make any rules and by-
laws that may be necessary and proper for the preservation of order and
good government in said almshouse.


(All local game laws were repealed by ch. 568, 1927. See 1929 Supplement to Anno-
tated Code, Art. 99.)


1902, ch. 65, sec. 1.

9. Jos. F. Morgan, of St. Mary's County, S. Henry Cox, of Charles
County, and Aquilla T. Robinson, of Prince George's County, are hereby


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