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188

LAWS OF MARYLAND.

 

SEC. 8. And be it enacted, That this Act shall take effect

 

from the first day of July, in the year 1904.

 

Approved March 17, 1904.

 

CHAPTER no.

 

AN ACT to provide for the separate accommodation of white

 

and colored passengers in the sitting, sleeping and eating

 

apartments of all steamboats plying in the waters within the

 

jurisdiction of the State of Maryland, without any difference

 

or discrimination in the quality of and convenience of accom-

 

modation.

 

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Mary-

Separate Quar-

land, That it shall be the duty of any captain, purser or other

ters on steam-
boats for the

officer in command of any steamboat carrying passengers and

races.

plying in the waters within the jurisdiction of the State of

 

Maryland to assign white and colored passengers on said boats

 

to the respective locations they are to occupy as passengers

 

while on said boat : and that it shall be the duty of said captain,

 

purser or other officer in command to separate, as far as the

 

construction of his boat and due consideration for the com-

 

fort of the passengers will permit, the white and colored pas-

 

sengers on said boat in the sitting, sleeping and eating apart-

 

ments ; provided, however, that no discrimination shall be made

 

in the quality and convenience of accommodation afforded

 

passengers in said locations, and provided, that this Act shall

Nurses and at-

not apply to nurses or attendants traveling with their em-

tendants ex-
cepted.

ployers, nor to officers in charge of prisoners, whether the said

 

prisoners are white or colored, or both white and colored, or

 

to prisoners in their custody.

 

SEC. 2. And be it enacted. That any captain, purser of other

Misdemeanor

officer in command of any steamboat as aforesaid who shall re-

 

fuse to carry out the provisions of Section i of this Act shall

 

be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon indictment in

 

any court having jurisdiction, and conviction thereof, shall be

 

fined not less than twenty-five dollars, and not more than fifty

 

dollars for each offense.

 

SEC. 3. And be it enacted, That any passenger traveling on

Right of officer

any steamboat plying in the waters within the jurisdiction of

to eject.

this State who shall wilfully refuse to occupy the location,

 

whether of sitting, sleeping or eating, set apart or assigned by

 

the captain, purser or other officer in command of such boat,



 
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