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and if such transfer and Recognizance be not executed as aforesaid, within 30 days. within thirty days after the death or removal of such person, then in such case immediately from and after the expiration thereof such License shall be null and void ; and in order to give due opportunity for such applications to transfer Licenses, it shall not be lawful for the Justices to adjourn the Quarter Sessions for a longer period than thirty days at any one time.
for selling Wine or
From what Inspector;
VII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That every License to be grauted owner or person in charge of any Steam-boat or Vessel in this Province, Liquors on board of who shall sell or vend, or allow to be sold and vended Wine, Brandy or other Spirituous Liquors on board of such Steam-boat or Vessel, shall be entitled to receive from the Inspector of the District in which such Steam- From what boat or Vessel shall be laid up during the Winter Season, a License for that purpose, without entering into Bonds or Recognizances to keep an Inn according to the Laws of this Province, upon payment of Seven on payment of £7 10s. Pounds Ten Shillings currency: Provided always that no owner or person in charge of any Steam-boat or Vessel, shall allow any Wine, Brandy or Steamboat laid up for the other Spirituous Liquors, to be sold on board such Vessel during the time the same shall be laid up during the Winter, under the same penalty as is now imposed for selling Spirituous Liquors without License.
VIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. That every Penalty for selling Wines owner or person in charge of a Steam-boat or Vessel, who shall after the Sr Liquors on board • passing of this Act vend or sell, or allow to be sold or vended any Wines license ; or Spirituous Liquors, on board of any Steam-boat or Vessel, without having previously obtained such License from the Inspector of the District within which such Steam-boat or Vessel shall be laid up during the Winter Season, or from the Inspector of the District in which the Port or Steam-boat Landing next adjacent to the Wintering-place of such Steam-boat or Vessel shall happen to be situated, such owner or person in charge shall be subject to all the penalties now imposed by the Laws of this Province upon persons selling Spirituous Liquors without License; which penalties shall óe recovered before any two or more Justices o Ho the Peace, and be levied by distress and sale of the Tackling or Furalture of such Sceam-boat or Vessel on board of which such Liquors shall have been sold or vended, by Warrant under the hands and seals of the Justices before whom the offender or offenders shall have been convicted.
3rd yaliam 4th, chapa IX. And whereas by an Act passed in the third year of the reign of 3rd cited, His late Majesty King William the Fourth, entitled, “ An Act to define the limits of the Town of Hamilton, in the District of Gore, and to establish
Part of the 18th clauso repealed;
a Police and Public Market therein," it is among other things enacted, that the Corporation in the said Town shall have power to License Victualling Houses and Ordinaries where Fruit, Victuals, and Liquors not distilled shall be sold: And whereas the said clause has been so construed as to allow the sale of Wine in said Town, (being a liquor not distilled,) under a License for the sale of Ale, Beer, Cider and other Liquors not Spirituous: Be it therefore further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That so much of the eighteenth clause of the above-recited Act as relates to Liquors not distilled, be and the same is hereby, repealed; and that from and after the passing of this Act, the said Corporation shall have power to grant Certificates to the Keepers of Victualling Houses and Ordinaries, where Fruits, Victuals, and Liquors not Spirituous shall be sold, to enable such person to apply for and obtain a License from the Inspector of the District,
Police of Hamilton to grant certificates for certain purposes.
X. And whereas by an Act passed in the fiftieth year of the reign of 50th Geo. 3, chap. 6,
His Majesty King George the Third, entitled, “An Act for yranting to His Majesty a Duty upon Billiard Tables," it is enacted that it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to have in his, her or their possession, custody or power, any Billiard Table set up for hire or gain, directly. or indirectly, unless a License shall have been obtained for such Billiard
Table : And whereas the payment of the Duty under said Act is evaded : &c, Be it therefore further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and provisions after the passing of this Act, every Keeper of an Inn, Ale House, Ordi
nary or Recess, and all and every other person or persons who shall keep a House of Entertainment, Resort or Boarding, who shall have and keep a Billiard Table in such House, Out-house or Room, or Building connected with or attached thereto, shall be subject as by the said recited Act is directed.
Every Innkooper, &c., having a Billiard Table,
of that Act.
Part of 2d section 6th William 4th, chap. 4, repealed;
XI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That so much of the second clause of an Act passed in the sixth year of the reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, entitled, “An Act to repeal and amend certain parts of an Act passed in the thirty-sixth year of King George the Third, entitled, 'An Act to amend an Act for regulating the manner of Licensing Public Houses, and for the more easy conviction of persons selling Spirituous Liquors without License, and for other purposes therein-mentioned," as directs that no part of the Fines levied under that Act shall be paid to any Informer, but that the same should be
expended upon the Highways, shall be and the same is hereby repealed;
to and that from and after the passing of this Act, one moiety of said Fines fhighways shall be paid to the Informer, and the remainder only expended in the
One half of the fine to
, A. D. 1840. improvement of the Highways in the manner in the said recited Act directed
Inspector fail for want of
Justices may tax costs,
them in his accounts;
XII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That whenever any prosecution shall be instituted by any Inspector in this Province, il prosecution by against any person for the sale of Spirituous Liquors without a License, evidence ; in case such prosecution shall fail for want of evidence, then it shall and, may be lawful for such Inspector to require the Justices before whom the and Inspector may charge party or parties have been tried, to tax the necessary costs of such prosecution, and the said Inspector shall pay the same out of any moneys in his hands arising from the Duties imposed upon the sale of Spirituous Liquors, and charge the same in his Accounts: Provided the Justices, or If Justices a majority of them, shall certify that it did appear to them that there was sufficient cause for commencing such prosecution.
District twice a year:
XIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from Juspector required to and after the passing of this Act, it shall be the duty of each and every i Inspector in this Province, and he is hereby required in his own person, or by his deputy duly appointed, to visit every part of the District for which he shall act, at least twice in each and every year, to inspect all for what purposes ; Licensed Houses, Distilleries, and Shops where Spirituous Liquors are sold, and to ascertain, by every means in his power, whether the payment of the Duties by law imposed upon the Sale and Distillation of Spirituous Liquors are evaded, and whether the Licensed Inns have the necessary. accommodation for travellers required by law, and to make a report of the state of the different Inns and Ale Houses in his District, to the Justices of the Peace, previous to the general Licensing day; and that for the la performance of such duty, and defraying the expenses attending the same, such Inspector shall be entitled to the sum of Fifteen Shillings per day, . during the period he is actually engaged therein, and is hereby authorised to deduct the amount of the same from any moneys coming into his hands as Inspector: Provided always that previous to his making such deduction Account to be audited by his account be audited by the Court of General Quarter Sessions.
Allowance for expenses;
License to be taken out
XIV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and after the first day of June next, all and every person or persons who for selling Berkele. shall open a House of Public Entertainment, or a House for the sale of Ale, Beer, Cider, or other Liquors not Spirituous, within this Province, by retail, he, she or they, are hereby required to take out a License for so doing; which License shall be applied for and granted in the same manner, and subject to the same regulations and restrictions, as Licenses are now granted to Inn-keepers.
Pees to Inspectors on bicepsos to sell Beer, &c.
XV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful for the Inspectors in each and every District to demand and receive from the persons applying for i Lirense for vending Beer, Cider, or other Liquors not Spirituous, the like Fees for issuing the same as are now by law authorised to be received for Licenses issued to Innkeepers,
Amount payable on
XVI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall license to sell Bedr, &c. not be lawful for the said Justices, or the Police Magistrates of any Incor
porated Town, or the majority of them, to order or direct the Inspector of the District to receive, or the keeper of such Ale House or House of Public Entertainment, to pay for any such License as aforesaid a greater sum than Five Pounds, nor a smaller sum than One Pound.
Duties on licenses to sell Beer, &c., appropriated to public uses,
XVII. And be it jurther enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Beer Sie appropriated Revenue arising, or which may be received from the duty imposed upon
Ale and Beer Houses and other Houses of Public Entertainment under
No Justice concerned in
din XVIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from
and after the passing of this Act, no Justice of the Peace, who shall be a common Brewer, Distiller or Retailer of any Spirituous Liquors, who shall be concerned in Partnership with any common Brewer, Distiller or Retailer of Spirituous Liquors, shall act or be present at any General Annual Licensing Meeting, or at an Adjournment thereof, or at any Sessions for transferring Licenses under this Act, or shall take part in the discussion or adjudication of the Justices upon any application for a
License, or upon any appeal therefrom; and no Justice shall act upon Or for licensing å house any of the aforesaid occasions, in the case of any house Licensed or about
to be Licensed under this Act, of which such Justice shall be the owner.
whereof Justice is the owner ;
CERTIFICATE, No. 1.
A. B. C., J.P.
We do hereby certify that A. B. is a person of sober habits, good fame and conversation, and also a good and loyal subject of Her Majesty, and that he is a proper person to be entrusted with a License to keep an Inn, which we further certify is much required in the neighbourhood of the house for which he desires to obtain a License; and we also declare that, to our knowledge, he has the accommodation for travellers required by law. We, therefore, recommend him to the Justices as a proper person to keep an Inn.
AN ACT to continue and make perpetual parts of an Act passed in the
fifty-ninth year of the reign of His late Majesty King George the
[Passed 10ih February, 1840.]
W HEREAS it is necessary to repeal certain parts of an Act passed in the eleventh year of the reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, Preamble. entitled, “An Act to revive and continue with certain modifications an Act passed in the fifty-ninth year of the reign of His Majesty King George the Third, entitled, “An Act to alter the Laws now in force for granting Licenses to Innkeepers, and to give to Justices of the Peace in General Quarter Sessions assembled for their respective Districts, authority to regulate the Duties hereafter to be paid on such Licenses," and also to make perpetual certain parts of an Act passed in the fifty-ninth year of the reign of His Majesty King George the Third, entitled, “An Act to alter the Law now in force for granting Licenses to Innkeepers, and to give to Justices of the Peace in General Quarter Sessions assembled for their respective Districts, authority to regulate the Duties hereafter to be paid on such Licenses: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and Assembly of the Province of Upper Canada, constituted and assembled by virtue of and under the authority of an Act