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pend or revoke his license; and such license shall not, after such revocation, nor during the time of such suspension, be of any validity or effect.
SEC. 95. No such license for keeping an ordinary, tavern, or house of public entertainment, shall be granted to any other person than the master, principal, or head of the family residing in the house where such ordinary, tavern, or house of public entertainment shall be kept; and if any license shall be granted contrary to the provisions of this section, the same shall be void.
SEC. 96. If any person shall keep an ordinary, tavern, or house of public entertainment, in said county, without having an existing, valid, and effectual license therefor; or if any person, without such license, shall sell a less quantity than one quart of intoxicating liquors, or shall sell any quantity of intoxicating liquor and suffer the same to be drank in his house or on his premises, or shall sell any quantity of any such liquor, and deliver a less quantity thereof than one quart at any one time, every person so offending shall forfeit and pay thirty dollars for each offence, for the use of the levy court.
SEC. 97. No license heretofore granted to keep any ordinary, tavern, or house of public entertainment, in said county, shall, upon its expiration, be renewed, except in conformity with the foregoing provisions; and all such licenses so renewed, or which hereafter may be granted under said foregoing provisions, shall be made to expire on the thirty-first day of December in each year.
SEC. 98. The levy court shall have power to license hawkers and pedlars within said county, for which license the sum of twenty dollars per annum shall be paid to the said levy court. No person shall, without such license, act in said county as a hawker or pedlar in selling or trading in goods, wares, or merchandise, except articles manufactured by the seller within this District. Such license shall be a personal privilege, and shall be renewed every year. No other person shall act under it, either as a partner of or agent of the person to whom the same may be issued. Any person who shall violate of the provisions of this section shall forfeit and pay, for the use of the levy court, the sum of twenty dollars.
SEC. 99. The levy court shall have power to license keepers of billiard tables within said county, for which license the sum of thirty dollars per annum shall be paid to the levy court. No person shall, without such license, keep a billiard table for public accommodation.
Such license shall be renewed every year. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this section shall forfeit and pay, for the use of the levy court, the sum of fifty dollars.
SEC. 100. The levy court shall have power to license keepers of ball alleys within said county, for which license the sum of twenty dollars per annum shall be paid to the levy court. No person without such license shall keep a ball alley for public accommodation. Such license shall be renewed every year. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this section shall forfeit and pay, for the use of the levy court, the sum of fifty dollars.
SEC. 101. The levy court shall have power to license auctioneers within said county, for which license the sum of ten dollars per annum shall be paid to the levy court. No person without such license shall act as auctioneer within said county. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this section shall forfeit and pay, for the use of the levy court, the sum of twenty dollars.
SEC. 102. The levy court shall have power to license caravans, menageries, circuses, and shows, exhibited for reward within said county. No person without having a license so to do shall exhibit for reward any caravan, menagerie, circus, or show. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this section shall forfeit and pay, to the use of the levy court, the sum of fifty dollars.
SEC. 103. It shall be the duty of the levy court, as soon as practicable after the passage of this act, to lay off said county into school districts of convenient size. The levy court may revise and alter such districts at pleasure.
SEC. 104. The levy court shall annually appoint one person, resident in each school district, as a school commissioner. Whenever a vacancy shall occur in the office of school commissioner, the levy court, as soon as may be, shall fill the same.
SEC. 105. The said school commissioners, and their successors, shall be a corporation under the name and style of "The Board of School Commissioners of Washington County," with power to sue and be sued, and to take and hold, in fee simple or otherwise, any estate, real or personal, not prohibited by law, which may be given, or purchased by said board, for public or primary school purposes.
SEC. 106. The board shall have power, and it shall be its duty
1. To receive and disburse any fund which may be provided for the support of public or primary schools in said county.
2. To apportion the school fund under its control amongst the several school districts, as near as may be, according to the number of indigent children in each district.
3. To regulate the number of children to be taught in said schools, and the price of their tuition.
4. To superintend the erection and repairs of all public or primary schoolhouses in the several school districts.
5. To select such teachers as are competent, and to fix their salaries and terms of service.
6. To suspend or expel from any public or primary school, with the advice of the teacher, any pupil who will not submit to the reasonable and ordinary rules of order and discipline therein.
7. To apportion the several public or primary schools amongst the members of said board, in such a manner that at least one of the commissioners shall visit and ascertain the character, progress, and prospects of each school, and report the same to the board, once in three months.
8. To hold meetings at least as often as once in three months, for the transaction of the business of said board.
9. To make and keep a record of all the official acts of said board, and a strict and particular account of all bills directed to be paid; said record and account, together with the vouchers relating thereto, shall be subject at all times to the inspection and examination of the levy court.
10. To report to the levy court, annually, at the close of every school year, the amount of all expenditures on account of schools in the several districts during the previous school year, and the manner in which the same shall have been expended, specifying what portion and amount thereof has been expended for the services of teachers. In such report shall also be particularly set forth the number of pupils taught, and their average attendance and progress, and such other statistics as the levy court may require.
11. To regulate and control the purchase and distribution of books, stationery, and other things, for the use of said schools, and generally to prescribe rules and regulations for the management, good government, and well ordering of said schools.
SEC. 107. It shall be the duty of the said commissioners, at the close of their official term, to deliver over their records and official
papers to their successors in office, and take their receipt for the same; which receipt shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the levy court.
SEC. 108. Every school commissioner, on his appointment to said office, shall take an oath, to be administered by any member of the levy court, that he will faithfully discharge the duties of a school commissioner so long as he shall hold said office.
SEC. 109 For any breach or neglect of duty, any school commissioner may be removed from office by the levy court.
SEC. 110. For the purpose of supporting said public or primary schools, and of providing suitable houses and equipments therefor, the levy court is empowered and authorized to lay and collect, in the manner herein before provided, a special tax upon the real and personal assessed property in said county, not exceeding ten cents on each hundred dollars of valuation, according to the latest corrected assessment. All moneys raised by said special tax shall be paid to the county treasurer as a special deposit.
SEC. 111. It shall be the duty of the levy court to provide for the use of the orphans' court of this District proper and suitable books of record and dockets.
SEC. 112. The levy court, when assembled for the discharge of the duties of said court, may punish any disorderly conduct which shall cause an actual interruption of the business of the meeting, or which shall amount to an open and direct contempt of the authority of said court, by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars, or by imprisonment in jail for a time not exceeding three days.
SEC. 113. Nothing in this chapter contained shall be construed as having any application to that portion of the county of Washington included within the corporate limits of Washington City and Georgetown; but the provisions thereof shall apply only to that portion of said county which lies outside the limits of said corporations. Whereever in this chapter the said county of Washington is referred to, it shall be construed to mean only that portion of said county which lies outside the corporate limits of Washington City and Georgetown.
SEC. 114. Whenever a vote or an election may be directed to be taken or held in said county, the levy court may fix the number and limits of the election districts, and appoint a board of judges of election for each of said districts.