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Maryland Manual, 1897
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cuse for non-return on time, when properly certified; the
sheriff is liable to $200 fine for failure to return writs re-
ceived from other counties; in case of death, resignation,
or removal from the county or city, the unexecuted writs
are to be returned to the clerk of the court; duplicate
writs must be issued to successor where, the sheriff re-
moves without making any returns; return may be amend-
ed in case of death, resignation, or removal of sheriff;
his successors may execute deeds for lands sold, but not
conveyed venditinni exponas may be issued to successor;
the sheriff must execute the death penalty and make re-
turn thereof to the court; he must remove convicts to
the penitentiary; the sheriff must collect the fees of attor-
neys, clerks of all the courts, Commissioner of the Land
Office, coroners, criers, registers of wills, surveyors and
sheriffs, except in Baltimore city and Harford county,
when placed in his hands for collection; said collection to
be made between January 1st and May 1st of each year;
he may distrain for these fees after sixty days' notice ;
lie may distrain immediately where debtor for such fees
absconds; he may sell the goods distrained for ; he shall
account for the tees, and if demanded, twenty days be-
fore meeting of court is made, and the sheriff docs not
settle for such fees, judgment may be had against him
for them; he may have a jury trial; he shall have one
year after expiration of office to collect his fees; he shall
be answerable for fines and penalties when imposed by
the court; he may require State's Attorney to issue exe-
cutions for them; such executions are returnable at the
next term of court. These fines and penalties shall be
paid into the State Treasury, annually, by the tenth of
November. The Sheriff shall deduct the costs from for-
feited and collected recognizances. These shall be paid
to County Commissioners and Mayor and City Council of
Baltimore ; he shall safely keep all prisoners committed
to his custody ; he shall provide for them food and board;
he shall receive and keep prisoners committed to him by
federal courts; he is entitled to thirty cents a day for
keeping federal prisoners. (Article 87 of the Code.)

State .Fishery Force.—The board of public works is
empowered to appoint a suitable person as commander of
the force; deputy commander for one steamer, and a
deputy for each sloop in the respective districts. The
waters of the State are divided into seven districts as
follows : First, Kent and Queen Anne's , second, Queen


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