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CHAPTER 883.
AN ACT concerning the Mayor of the city of Covington.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

§ 1. That the mayor of the city of Covington shall have
concurrent jurisdiction, in the county of Kenton, with the
circuit court judge, in issuing, hearing, and determining
writs of habeas corpus.
§ 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved February 26, 1863.

CHAPTER 884.
AN ACT for the benefit of John P. Sullivan, of Todd county.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

§ 1. That John P. Sullivan of Todd county, and a resi-
dent of the town of Elkton, who has taken out license to
keep a hotel in said town, and in consequence of his house
lacking room for a bar or hotel saloon, that the said Sulli-
van be and he is hereby allowed to open a bar or saloon
in some room on the public square, as convenient to his
hotel as he can conveniently obtain a room, which is only
to remain under this act so long as he (the said Sullivan,)
shall keep said hotel open for the accommodation of
guests.
§ 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved February 26, 1863.

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CHAPTER 885.
AN ACT to amend the charter of the town of Germantown.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

§ 1. That the trustees of the town of Germantown shall Trustees to Il have the right to tax, and the exclusive right to license, all &o.

grocers, taverns, merchants, grocers, and others who desire to sell spirituous, vinous or malt liquors; and fix the tax for the same in a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars per annum, and for cause discontinue said licenses at pleasure; and any law giving the county court of the counties of Mason and Bracken authority to license tavernkeepers, merchants, and grocers in said town, with the right to retail spirituous, vinous or malt liquors, is hereby repealed; but the license which any tavern-keeper, mer

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shall have expired for which he obtained it. Nothing in
this act shall be so construed as to exempt tavern-keepers,
who may procure license from the trustees, from complying
with the law now in force on that subject.

§ 2. That any tavern-keeper, merchant, or grocer in said Penalty for al: town, who, after having procured a license under this act, to get drunk. shall suffer any person to tipple or get drunk, or shall seli

or give to any drunk person any spirituous, vinous, or malt
liquors, shall be fined not less than fifty nor more than one
hundred dollars for each offense, to be recovered in the
name of the Commonwealth, by indictment in the circuit
court of the county in which said offense was committed.

§ 3. That, at the instance of any person, the police judge, Warrant to be county judge, or any justice of the peace for the county,

shall issue his warrant, and cause the alleged offender to be
brought before him or some other judge or justice at such
time and place in said town as he may designate to answer
any charge above named alleged against him. The de.
fendant may produce countervailing testimony; and the
judge or justice presiding, if, from the testimony, shall be
of opinion that the defendant is guilty, shall recognize him
to appear in the circuit court of the county in which the
offense is alleged to have been committed on the first
day of the next term thereafter, with sufficient surety in
double the amount of the highest penalty imposed by this
act, which proceedings, together with the judgment and
bond, shall be returned by the said judge or justice to the
clerk of the circuit court of said county, to be by him placed
on the docket of said court; and the same proceedings to
be taken thereon by the circuit court as in cases of felony,
public peace, &c., now provided for by the laws of Ken-
tucky. The Commonwealth's Attorney shall be entitled to
the same compensation as is now provided by law, and the
remainder of the fine to be paid into the treasury: Upon
conviction the defendant shall stand committed to the jail of
the county until the fine and costs are paid at the rate of
fifty cents per day.

§ 4. That any tavern-keeper, merchant, grocer, or any Penalty for give other person, who shall sell, or any tavern-keeper, merwithout liconse chant, or grocer who shall give at his place of business, or

any one who shall keep liquor stored or in quantity who
shall frequently and habitually, give, at his place of busi-
ness, or at any other place, any quantities of spirituous,
vinous or malt liquors without a license, shall be fined for
each offense not less than fifty nor more than one hundred
dollars; the proceedings and recovery of the fine to be the
same as provided for in the preceding part of this act.

§ 5. That any tavern-keeper, merchant, or grocer who Not to sell on shall be guilty of giving or selling any spirituous, vinous

or malt liquors in said town on the Sabbath day, (except

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for medical purposes, to be prescribed by a physician in
writing) shall be fined for each offense not less than fifty
nor more than three hundred dollars, to be proceeded with,
and recovered in like manner as provided for in the preced-
ing part of this act.

6. That any person who shall be convicted of any of
the offences enumerated in this act, if he had a license,
shall thereby be suspended by the judge or justice in the
examining court, until the next circuit court ; and if found
guilty upon his trial in the circuit court, his license shall be
forfeited, and he be forever after disqualified from obtain-
ing a license for the same purpose within the limits of the
town of Germantown.

§ 7. That it shall be the duties of the trustees of said
town to enforce this act; and also all the various statutes
now in existence, or which may be enacted concerning
towns in this State, so far as the same are applicable to
said town.
Ý 8. This act shall be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 26, 1863.

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CHAPTER 886.
AN ACT for the benefit of Andrew W. Foster, late sheriff of Allen

county.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky :

That in the settlement with Andrew W. Foster, late
sheriff for the county of Allen, for the revenue due from
that county for the year 1861, the Auditor of Public Ac-
counts is directed to allow the said Foster a credit for the
sum of seven hundred and eighty-five dollars, which the
said Foster was compelled to pay to W. B. Clark, commis-
sioner of the Provisional Government of Kentucky, on the
16th day of January, 1862.

Approved February 26, 1863.

CHAPTER 887.
AN ACT for the benefit of Isaac Gastineau, late sheriff of Pulaski

county.
Whereas, it is represented to the General Assembly of
the Commonwealth of Kentucky that Isaac Gastineau, late
sheriff of Pulaski county, has collected, and has ready for
payment into the treasury of the State, four thousand dol-
lars of the public revenue of said county for the year 1862,
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

§ 1. That upon the payment of the aforesaid sum of
money, there shall be and is hereby given to Isaac Gasti-
neau, late sheriff of Pulaski county, the further time of
six months in which to collect and pay over the amount of
revenue still due for the year 1862 by the county of Pulas-
ki : Provided, The said Isaac Gastineau shall, at the expi.
ration of each month, pay into the treasury of the State
the amount of revenue collected by him during the month,
and shall file with the Auditor a statement, in writing, on
oath, accompanying said payment, showing the amount
so collected for the month : Provided further, That before
the said Gastineau shall have the benefit of this act, his
sureties in his official bond shall appear in the Pulaski
county court, and consent, of record, to the extension of
time to said Gastineau, provided in thisact.
2. This act to take effect from its passage.

Approved February 26, 1863.

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CHAPTER 888.
AN ACT for the benefit of Sarah Godshaw.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

§ 1. That Sarah Godshaw be relieved of all disabilities
of coverture in regard to any property she may hereafter
acquire, and contracts she may hereafter make, not affect-
ing any property she may now hold. All property she
may hereafter acquire shall be free from liability for any
debt or disposition of her husband.
§ 2. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

Approved February 26, 1863.

CHAPTER 889.
AN ACT for the benefit of Richard Reynolds.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

$1. That the sum of ($54 24 cents) fifty four dollars and twenty four cents be and the same is hereby appropriated to Richard Reynolds, for conveying Elias Sears, a lunatic, from Somerset to the asylum at Lexington, a distance of seventy-nine miles; and that the Auditor of Public Accounts be authorized to draw his warrant on the treasury in favor of said Reynolds, for the aforesaid sum of money,

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payable out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise
appropriated.
§ 2. This act to take effect from its passage.

Approved February 26, 1863.

CHAPTER 891.
AN ACT for the benefit of Caroline Oppenheimer.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

That Caroline Oppenheimer be relieved of all disabilities of coveture in regard to any property she may hereafter acquire, and contracts she may hereafter make, not affecting any property she may now hold. All property she may hereafter acquire shall be free from liability for any debt or disposition of her husband.

Approved February 26, 1863.

CHAPTER 892.
AN ACT to amend the Louisville and Nashville Railroad charter.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

§ 1. That on the Louisville and Nashville railroad company determining to extend the Lebanon branch of said road to Danville, Mount Vernon, or Monticello, or some place in the direction of either of said places ; or upon said railroad company determining to extend a branch west of the main stem into the coal regions, that it shall be lawful for said company to contract with the city of Louisville to lend to the company not exceeding six hundred thousand dollars, in thirty years one thousand dollar bonds, bearing six per cent. interest per annum, payable semi-annually in Louisville, and secure the interest and principal on the branch or extension for which they may be loaned.

§ 2. That all contracts between the Louisville and Nashville railroad company and the city of Louisville, under the provisions of the preceding section, shall be lawful and binding on said company and the city of Louisville.

Approved February 26, 1863.

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