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Session Laws, 1896 Session
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LLOYD LOWNDES, ESQUIRE, GOVERNOR.

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SEC. 6. And be it enacted, That they shall annually appoint
a clerk, who shall keep the minutes of their proceedings in a
well bound book, which shall be open to inspection to all per-
sons interested therein, and shall perform such other duties as
the commissioners may assign him.

Appointment
of clerk.

SEC. 7. And be it enacted, That they shall annually, on or
before the first Monday in May, appoint three judges of elec-
tion, who shall conduct the election according to the election
laws of the State, except that the polls shall be open at two
o'clock P. M., and closed at six o'clock P. M. The first elec-
tion held under the provisions of this act shall be held on the
first Monday in May in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-
six, and Dr. Adelbert H. Lee, Archie Thompson and Elijah G.
Gate, or a majority of them, are hereby appointed judges for
that purpose, and shall give certificates of election to the qual-
ified persons receiving the highest number of votes.

Judges of
election.

SEC. 8. And be it enacted, That they may annually appoint
a bailiff for said town, who shall perform such duties as may
be required of him by said commissioners, and preserve peace
and good order in said town, and for such purposes he shall
have all the powers of a constable.

Bailiff.

SEC. 9. And be it enacted, That the commissioners and all
other officers of the corporation shall, before they enter upon
the duties of their office, make oath before an officer authorized
by law to administer an oath in Prince George's county, that
they will diligently and faithfully, to the best of their skill and
judgment, perform the duties of their office, and shall file a
certificate of such oath, signed by the officer before whom the
same was made, among the records of the corporation.

Oath of
officials.

SEC. 10. And be it enacted, That the clerk and bailiff shall
give bond to the commissioners in such penalty and with such
sureties as said commissioners may require, conditional for the
performance of the duties of their respective offices.

Oath of clerk
ana bailiff.

SEC. 11. And be it enacted, That the commissioners shall
receive all returns of election and determine all questions aris-
ing therefrom.

Returns of
election.

SEC. 12. And be it enacted, That the commissioners may pass
such ordinances not inconsistent with law, ae they may deem
beneficial to the town; may open and close streets, lanes and
alleys, grade and pave the same; remove nuisances and obstruc-
tions therefrom; restrain all disorders and disturbances; prevent
all congregations of disorderly persons in public places, and

May pass
ordinances.



 
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