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Licenses to be
clerks of Circuit Courts, and clerk
1. All licenses shall be granted by the clerks of the Circuit 1862, c. 218. Courts of the counties and the clerk of the Court of Common Pleas in the city of Baltimore, except where a different mode is specially provided; and all licenses granted by the said clerks shall Common Pleas expire on the first day of May next thereafter, except licenses for when to expire. fisheries and horse-races; and if granted for part of a year, a ratable sum shall be charged therefor.
For part of year. 2. Wherever a particular place for transacting the business for Art. 56, s. 2. which a license is obtained is specified in the license, if the party 1828, c. 85, s. 8. removes, he may carry on said business at the place to which he Removal to
1827, c. 117, s. 2;
another place of may have removed; Provided, the clerk shall indorse such removal on the license, which he hereby is directed to do on application.
1832, c. 121. Licenses to partnerships. 27 Md. 525.
1864, c. 18.
Proof by State
for selling with-
3. Any license may be obtained by partnerships or firms, as well as by individuals; but in all such cases, the names of all the partners of any firm shall be set forth in full in the license, and no license shall protect any person pretending to act under the same, unless he is named therein, or is entitled as a representative, or assignee under the provisions hereinafter contained in this article, and the clerk issuing the license, shall enter upon the record of licenses, the full names of all the members of a copartnership to whom such license is issued.
4. In any prosecution for bartering or selling any goods, wares, in prosecutions or merchandise, or spirituous or fermented liquor or lager beer without license, it shall be sufficient for the State to prove that the party indicted, exposed or offered for sale such goods, wares, merchandise, or spirituous or fermented liquor or lager beer, or kept any store or place at or in which goods, wares or merchandise, or spirituous liquor or lager beer were exposed or offered for sale.
Art. 56, s. 3.
1828, c. 85, s. 6. Executor or administrator may continue business.
Id. s. 5.
5. If any person who may have taken out license shall die, his widow, executor or administrator may carry on business under such license for the residue of the year.
6. Nothing in this article shall be deemed to apply to persons 1827, c. 117; 1828, who do not buy or sell with a view to profit in the prosecution of
c. 85, s. 1.
Not to apply to persons not
engaged in some
some regular trade or business.
regular trade or business.
1870, c. 250.
7 Md. 1.
7. A license may be granted to any person who may apply for billiard tables. permission to keep a billiard table, for which license there shall be paid the sum of fifty dollars, and that for every additional billiard table kept by the same person or persons, he, she, or they shall pay a license of twenty-five dollars; Provided, That all said additional tables shall be kept in the same apartment; Provided, That this act shall not apply to any billiard table kept for private use.
1865, c. 56. Penalty.
Art. 56, s. 8. 1824, c. 64, s. 7.
8. Any person or persons keeping or exhibiting for use a billiard table or tables without first obtaining a license therefor, shall for each and every table so kept or exhibited, forfeit and pay the sum of five hundred dollars, one-half to the informer and the other half to the State.
9. Nothing herein contained shall impair the rights of the corRight of muni- porations of the cities of Baltimore, Annapolis, Frederick, or the cipal corporations to impose commissioners of any incorporated town in this State, to impose a further tax on billiard tables.
Id. s. 12.
1841, c. 282, s. 1.
10. Any broker's license may be obtained by partnerships or partnerships or firms, as well as by individuals.
1868, c. 209. Insurance broker.
11. Any person applying for the same, and paying the sum of one hundred dollars, may obtain a license for carrying on the busi
ness of insurance broker, and any individual, copartnership or firm
1841, c. 282, s. 1;
12. Any person applying for the same, and paying the sum of Art. 56, 5.9. one hundred dollars, may obtain a license for carrying on the busi- 1842, c. 257, s. 2. ness of exchange broker.
1842, c. 257, s. 2.
13. Any person applying for the same, and paying the sum of Art. 53, s. 10. seventy-five dollars, may obtain a license for carrying on the busi- Stock broker. ness of stock broker.
14. Any person applying for the same, and paying the sum fifty dollars, may obtain a license for carrying on the business bill broker.
of Art 56, s. 11.
1842, c. 257, s. 2.
of Bill broker.
of 1868, c. 448.
15. Any person applying for the same, and paying the sum fifty dollars, may obtain a license for carrying on the business of broker. real estate broker, and any individual, copartnership, or firm who shall carry on the business of a real estate broker without a license, shall be subject to the penalties imposed upon other brokers by section nineteen of this article.
Sub sec. 1876, c. who required to
16. Any person who shall offer to act as real estate broker, by advertisement, sign, or otherwise, shall be required to take out a real estate broker's license, as required by the last preceding section, estate broker's before he shall so act or advertise.
take out a real
17. Any person or partnership applying for the same, and paying 1878, c. 337. the sum of seventy-five dollars for each individual or representative of such firm or partnership, may obtain a license for carrying on the business of a merchandise broker.
18. Any person applying for the same, and paying the sum of 1874, c. 256. one hundred dollars, may obtain a license to carry on the business of pawn broker.
1878, c. 270.
19. If any individual, copartnership, or firm shall use or exercise 1874, c. 256; the business or occupation of a stock broker, or an exchange broker, or a bill broker, or a pawn broker, or a merchandise broker, without having procured a license, as required by this act, he shall be subject to a penalty of five hundred dollars for each offence, one-half for the Penalty. use of the State, and the other half to the informer.
1842, c. 257, s. 3.
20. Any person who shall make it a business to deal in any man- Art. 56, s. 13. ner upon his own account, or for others, in the purchase or sale of who deemed a stocks, bills, notes, bank-notes, or other obligations, shall be deemed broker. and taken to be a broker; Provided, that no person having a license himself, shall be obliged to pay a license for the clerks or agents employed by him.
In case of death
has taken out
21. If any person who has obtained such license shall die, or ra. s. 14. shall remove from and cease to use and exercise the business of a 1841, c. 282, s. 4. broker thereunder in the county or city therein named, before the of party who expiration of the term therein specified, the benefit of said license license as for the unexpired term shall inure to and be continued in his legal representative representative or assignee, upon application to the proper clerk for continue.
or assignee may
Id. s. 15.
1841, c. 282, s. 4. License to be indorsed.
Id. s. 16.
1841, c. 282, s. 4. No license to
cover more than one place of business.
that purpose, accompanied by the oath of the party applying, made before a judge of a court of record and indorsed on said license, that the party or parties to whom said license was originally granted is or are deceased, or has or have removed from and ceased to use or exercise the said business in the county or city named in said license.
22. Upon said application and affidavit, the clerk shall, by his indorsement on said license, authorize such legal representative or assignee to use or exercise the business of such broker for the unexpired term in said license named.
23. No individual, copartnership or firm, legal representative or assignee, shall use or occupy at the same time more than one office or place of business for the transaction of his or their business, but any individual, copartnership or firm may hold at the same time a Same party may license as a stock broker, a license as an exchange broker, and a license as a bill broker, upon paying to the clerk the several sums herein prescribed for a license therefor.
1872, c. 101. License to sell
liquor, etc., by
FISHERIES AND HORSE-RACES.
24. Any person carrying on a shad, herring, or ale-wife fishery, may obtain a license to sell spirituous liquors, and other things, durng on fisheries. ing the season for fishing for shad, herring, and ale-wives, by applying to the clerk of the Circuit Court for the county where such fishery is situated, and paying to the said clerk six dollars therefor, and usual fee for issuing the same.
Art. 56, s. 19. 1828, c. 95, s. 3;
1826, c. 247, s, 4;
1852, c. 308, s. 1.
To sell liquor at
Id. s. 20.
1856, c. 341, s. 1. Hawkers and peddlers.
1862, c. 97.
Rates for same.
1865, c. 76.
only to be issued
25. The clerks of the several Circuit Courts for the counties may issue license to any white person to sell spirituous and fermented liquors at horse-races, upon the person applying for the same paying the said clerk the sum of four dollars, and the usual fee for issuing the same; but the said clerk shall not grant such license to any person unless he shall believe him to be a proper person to receive such license.
HAWKERS AND PEDDLERS.
26. No hawker or peddler shall buy for sale out of the State, or buy to trade, barter, or 'sell, or offer to trade, barter, or sell within the State, any goods, wares or merchandise, until he shall have taken out a license for that purpose.
27. For every such license, not to extend beyond the county in which the same may be issued, there shall be paid the following rates, to wit: for every license to travel on foot, the sum of forty dollars; to travel with a horse or other beast of burden and wagon or other vehicle, the sum of fifty dollars; with two horses or other beasts of burden and wagon or other vehicle, the sum of seventy dollars.
28. No such license shall be granted to any hawker or peddler peddler license in the name or style of a partnership or company, and but one person shall trade under any such license. No such license shall extend beyond county. beyond the county in which it may be issued.
to one person.
Not to extend
1856, c. 341, s. 2.
29. Any hawker or peddler who may be found trading, bartering, Art. 56, s. 23. or selling, or offering to trade, barter, or sell any goods, wares, or Arrest of merchandise, without a license, may be apprehended by any sheriff peddler trading or constable, within their respective bailiwicks; and it is hereby without license. made the duty of said sheriff and constable to apprehend him and carry him before a justice of the peace of the county.
30. If it shall appear to said justice that said hawker or peddler 1a. s. 24. has bought, traded, bartered, or sold, or offered to buy, trade, bar- 341, s. 2. ter or sell any goods, wares or merchandise without license, he shall impose a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, nor less than twenty-five dollars, to be recovered as other fines are recoverable, and to be paid to the clerk of the Circuit Court, or Court of Common Pleas.
1856, c. 341, s. 3.
31. Any hawker or peddler who may be found buying, trading, Id. s. 25. bartering, or selling, or offering to buy, trade, barter, or sell any what considgoods, wares, or merchandise, without having his license with him at ered selling the time, or who shall refuse on the request of any sheriff or constable to show his license, shall be considered as selling without license.
32. For every apprehension and conviction of a hawker or ped- Ia. s. 26. dler, the sheriff, constable, or any other person apprehending, shall Costs to party be entitled to receive the sum of ten dollars, to be recovered as part arresting. of the costs.
TELEGRAPH, EXPRESS, OR TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES OR
33. It shall not be lawful for any telegraph company, or for any person, firm, partnership, or corporation to do the business of telegraphing for profit or hire in any way within this State, or to receive compensation therefor, or to open any office for the transaction of such business within this State, without first obtaining a license therefor as hereinafter provided.
1874, c. 370.
License for tele
34. It shall not be lawful for any express or transportation com- Id. s. 5. pany, or for any person, firm, partnership, association, or corpora- express and tion to do the business of transporting or forwarding goods or transportation packages of any sort, or of any article of trade or traffic for profit or hire within this State, without first obtaining a license therefor as hereinafter provided.
35. Any telegraph company, person, firm, partnership, associa- Id. s. 6. tion, or corporation, proposing to do the business of telegraphing same. for profit or hire within this State, and any express or transportation company, or any person, firm, partnership, association, or corporation, proposing to do the business of transporting or forwarding for profit or hire within this State, of goods or packages of any sort, or of any article of trade or traffic, shall pay to the comptroller for a license to do such business in this State, for one year, the sum of three hundred dollars, or a proportional part of said sum for any fractional part of a year not less than one month; and all licenses