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entertainment, or victualling; nor be drunk or quarrelsome therein.
387. They are not to interrupt the due performance of any religious ceremony, or insult a minister of religion in the orderly discharge of his functions.
388. They are not to discharge rockets or other fire-works within reach of buildings, or combustible stock belonging to another, nor to light fire-works, or bonfires, or discharge fire, arms in places where they are likely to hurt or frighten inhabitants, passengers, or beasts of burthen.
389. They are not to build, or suffer to be built on land in their occupation, any house adjoining to another in any town, without carrying an entire brick or stone party wall between the same, and 18 inches through and above the roofs, nor to lay any timber within 9 inches of the flues thereof. Such party walls are to be at the least 9 inches in solid thickness in every part, for not exceeding 20 feet in height, and 44 inches extra for every 15 feet in height beyond twenty feet: the additional thicknesses are to be in the lower parts of the wall. The expense of building and repairing party walls between adjoining properties, is to be equally borne by the respective owners. - Illegal party walls are to be prostrated.
390. They are not to suffer the soot in fiues of buildings in their occupation, to accumulate so as to take fire; but to eleanse the flues so often as to prevent such accidents.
391. They are not to sell gunpowder in any town by candle light, nor to keep more than 14 pounds of gunpowder in any shop, dwelling-house, or warehouse, in which artificial light is admitted. It is then to be kept in a place separated from other goods, on which place the word “Gunpowder," is to be legibly written; nor to keep more than 14 pounds in any town unless in a fire proof building, carefully locked up, and into which artificiallight is never admitted.
* 391. They are not to light, or keep up temporary fires for any purpose, without taking due precautions to prevent accidents, nor without seeing that they are safely extinguished.
392. They are not to establish or conduct lotteries, or games of chance in the highways or open places.
393. They are not to abuse another by publicly and insultingly imputing to him a fault or imperfection, or ciroumstance of supposed degradation not amounting to a legal crime; nor to reflect upon a misfortune in his family, with intent, or in effect, to hold him up to ridicule or scorn, or to lessen him in the estimation of his neighbours, or to wound or irritate his feelings, whether such abuse be made in direct terms, interrogatively, ironically, by inuendo, or by effigy, or in the presence or absence of the person abused; the abuse is constituted by an oral publication thereof, by the act of printing it, or by selling, lending, or giving away, a paper containing it. It is a great aggravation of the abuse, if the party abused has not given any provocation to the abuser, but the latter has acted in a spirit of deliberate malignity, or to feed the malignant passions of others, and to derive a personal advantage from his misdoing.
394. Magistrates, commissioners, physicians, surgeons, midwives and others, to whom in consequence of their state or profession secrets are confided, are not to disclose such secrets, except in cases where the law obliges them to do so.
395. Persons are not wilfully to give wrong information to any one to whom they have undertaken to give information.
396. Persons exercising the following businesses are to take out annual certificates, in which a particular description of all places wherein they carry on their businesses, and their names, residence, and occupation, are to be set forth. Their places of business are to be free to the inspection of the officers of police at all reasonable hours, upon just grounds of suspicion being stated in writing, by such officers, and left with the parties viz.
Sellers, by retail, of strong beer, wine, or spirituous liquors.
397. SELLERS OF STRONG BEER, WINR, OR SPIRITUOUS LIQUORS by retail shall not adulterate, or charge exorbitantly for the same, nor sell the same on or from their premises, to any one who is visibly drunk, or who to their knowledge has taken so much liquor as to be likely to be drunk; nor to any man of known dishonest charucter, nor to any known common prostitute; nor to any man or woman, who within the preceding six hours has been, to their knowledge, violently quarrelling or fighting, or using obscene, profane, or seditious language on their premises; nor to men associated, or meeting for any illegal purpose ; nor to any working man, who has been drinking, in or about their house for more
than three hours; nor to any apprentice beyond what is necessary for sober refreshment; nor to any working man or apprentice after eleven o'clock at night, excepting travellers; nor to refuse beer, wine, or spirituous liquor to any persons whose characters are not bad, and who in an orderly manner apply for the same, and tender the fair price thereof.
398. VICTUALLERS generally are to sell no other than good and wholesome food. They are not to adulterate the articles they sell; they are to give just weight and measure. They are not to suffer any persons of known dishonest character, or known common prostitutes, to harbour in their houses, or to remain a longer time in their houses than is necessary for them to take sober refreshment; and they are not to allow any disorderly conduct to take place, and continue in their houses.
399. HOTELS (not being family hotels) in which men and women are promiscuously admitted and lodged for a single night, or a less time, are to be conducted in such manner as not to be offensive to the neighbourhood in which they are situated, or to passengers.
400. INNKEEPERS are not to refuse such lodging and victuals as they have prepared for public use to any persons who apply for the same who are not dishonest nor disorderly; nor to their horses; nor to refuse accommodation for their carriages and luggage, as far as they are able, provided such persons can show that they can pay for the same; and they are to provide good and wholesome food for man and horse, and to keep their lodging rooms clean and free from vermin, and make reasonable charges only; and they are accountable for the safety of the property of their guests (within their inns) while lodging with them, The said property of their guests shall be pledged to them for expenses of board and lodging; and the innkeepers may detain the same if their bill be not paid on demand; and if their guest do not redeem such property in a reasonable time, or before the bill and expenses incurred amount to three-fourths of the apparent value of the property detained, the property may be sold by the innkeepers by public auction; in which case the surplus proceeds shall be paid over by such innkeepers to their guest when demanded. If a guest at any inn or victualling, or beer, wine, or spirit house, or hotel, do not pay for the entertainment he has had, or if he behave in a
disorderly manner, he may be taken by the landlord before a magistrate, who may subject him to the penalties of police. Innkeepers, victuallers, and spirit sellers may turn persons out of their houses who behave disorderly therein..
401. BUYERS OF OLD METAL, AND OLD CLOTHES, from unknown persons, are to have their names and occupations written in largé and conspicuous characters in front of their shops; they are not to use any place of deposit for such goods, which is not registered, nor have any secret or disguised depositary; nor any furnace or apparatus for melting metals in their house or place of deposit. They are not to sell, remove to other premises, or alter the form of the things they purchase from strangers, within three days following that of their purchase. When goods are brought to them for sale by persons of bad character, or under suspicious circumstances, they are to detain the bringer and the goods, and produce both before a magistrate for examination.
402. PAWNBROKERS shall cause their names, and the word" Pawnbroker," to be written in large and conspicuous characters in front of every house or place in which they carry on their business. They shall preserve the goods they receive from loss or damage. They shall be entitled to receive at the rate of 20 per cent. per annum, for all money they advance on pledges, to cover interest and warehouse-room. They may charge for every fraction .of a month in time, as a whole month, and less than a halfpenny in money as a halfpenny in computing their profit. They shall fairly enter the name, residence, with the number of the house, and occupation of the borrower, in a book to be kept and preserved for that purpose; and give a duplicate of such entry to the borrower, for which duplicate they may charge one penny, and no more. They are not to lend money upon any unfinished manufactured goods, or on domestic goods, which appear likely to have been dishonestly brought by a servant or agent; but they are to detain any such, or other suspicious person, offering goods for deposit or sale, and take him before a magistrate for examination, who if he think proper, may detain and advertise the goods, and also detain the person offering to pledge or sell the same. If goods be not redeemed within 12 months from the time of their being pledged, they may be sold by public auction, the number of the entry of the pledge, and the description
thereof, is to appear in the catalogue. If at the sale the pledge sell for more than 10s. and it leave a surplus after paying for money advanced, profits, and expenses of sale, such surplus is to be paid to the borrower if he apply for the same within three years from the time when he first made the deposit; for which purpose the pawnbroker shall keep a book in which all sales of pledges to him shall be fairly entered, and the time and place of sale be described; which book shall be open to the inspection of any depositor whose property shall have been sold.
403. AUCTIONEERS are to use due diligence when receiving goods for sale, in ascertaining that the said goods if brought to them by strangers are the property of the persons who profess to be the owners, or that the parties bringing the goods for sale have a right to do so.
404. PRINTERS are to print their names and places of abode on the first and last page of every book they print, and at the bottom of every bill or sheet not being a book nor a bona fide catalogue of goods, or common shop bill, or letter on business, and in which the name and address of the principal appears. One copy of each subject printed, with the name of his employer, is to be kept by the printer for the space of six months, and to be produced to any magistrate upon receiving his summons for that purpose.
405. LIQUOR SHOPS, INNS, HOTELS, OLD METAL AND CLOTHES SHOPS, AND OFFENSIVE trades and processes, are not to be established in improper places, or conducted in a manner prejudicial to morals or decency, or to the comfort of a neighbourhood, under the penalties of police, or they may be suppressed as common nuisances upon indictment. In the latter case they are not to be re-established in the same situation, unless the circumstances of the neighbourhood be materially altered.
406. RUBBISH OR OFFAL laid in the streets for the purpose of being removed from premises, is to be taken away before 10 o'clock in the forenoon of the day on which it is so laid, and the dirt on the pavement, occasioned by such removal, is to be immediately swept, and taken away, by the persons removing such rubbish or offal.
407. FOOT PAVEMENTS are to be properly swept or cleansed every morning, or oftener if necessary, by the