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or share of a ticket in any policy lottery or any such bill, certificate, token, or other device, he shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or be imprisoned not more than [one year] three years, or both.
Sec. 864. If any person shall knowingly permit, on any premises under his control in the District, the sale of any chance or ticket in or share of a ticket in any lottery or policy lottery, or shall knowingly permit any lottery or policy lottery or policy shop on such premises, he shall be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
Sec. 865. GAMING.-Whoever shall in the District set up or keep any gaming table, or any house, vessel, or place, on land or water, for the purpose of gaming, or gambling device commonly called A B C, faro bank, E 0, roulette, equality, keno, thimble, or little joker, or any kind of gaming table or gambling device adapted, devised, and designed for the purpose of playing any game of chance for money or property, or shall induce, entice, and permit any person to bet or play at or upon any such gaming table or gambling device, or on the side of or against the keeper thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of not more than five years.
Sec. 866. Whoever in the District knowingly permits any gaming table, bank, or device to be set up or used for the purpose of gaming in any house, building, vessel, shed, booth, shelter, lot, or other premises to him belonging or by him occupied, or of which at the time he has possession or control, shall be punished by imprisonment in the jail for not more than one year or by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or both.
Sec. 867. THREE-CARD MONTE, AND SO FORTH.— Whoever shall in the District deal, play, or practice, or be in any manner accessory to the dealing or practicing, of the confidence game or swindle known as three-card monte, or of any such game, play, or practice, or any other confidence game, play, or practice, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars and by imprisonment for not more than five years.
Sec. 868. WHAT IS GAMING TABLE.-All games, devices, or contrivances at which money or any other thing shall be bet or wagered shall be deemed a gaming table within the meaning of these sections; and the courts shall construe the preceding sections liberally, so as to prevent the mischief intended to be guarded against.
Sec. 869. POOL SELLING, AND SO FORTH.—It shall be unlawful for any person or association of persons in the cities of Washington and Georgetown, in the District of Columbia, or within said District within one mile of the boundaries of said cities, to bet, gamble, or make books or pools on the result of any trotting race or running race of horses, or boat race, or race of any kind, or on any election or any contest of any kind, or game of base ball. Any person or association of persons violating the provisions of this section shall be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars or be imprisoned not more than ninety days, or both. Subchapter VI.-OFFENSES AGAINST MORALITY. Sec. 870. BIGAMY.—Whoever, having a husband or wife living, marries another shall be deemed guilty of bigamy, and on conviction thereof shall suffer imprisonment for not less than two nor more than seven years: Provided, That this section shall not apply to any person whose husband or wife has been continually absent for five successive years next before such marriage without being known to such person to be living within that time, or whose marriage to said living husband or wife shall have been dissolved by a valid decree of a competent court, or shall have been pronounced void by a valid decree of a competent court on the ground of the nullity of the marriage contract.
Sec. 871. SEDUCTION BY TEACHER. -- Any male person, over twentyone years of age, who is superintendent, tutor, or teacher in any public or private school, seminary, or other institution, or instructor of any female in any branch of instruction, who has sexual intercourse with any female under twenty-one years of age and not under sixteen years of age, with her consent, while under his instruction during the term of his engagement as superintendent, tutor, or teacher, shall be imprisoned for not less than one year nor more than ten.
Sec. 872. INDECENT PUBLICATIONS.—Whoever sells, or offers to sell, or give away, in the District, or has in his possession with intent to sell or give away or to exhibit to another, any obscene, lewd, or indecent book, pamphlet, drawing, engraving, picture, photograph, instrument, or article of indecent or immoral use, or advertises the same for sale, or writes or prints any letter, circular, handbill, book, pamphlet, or notice of any kind stating by what means any of such articles may be obtained, or advertises any drug, nostrum, or instrument intended to produce abortion, or gives or participates in, or by bill, poster, or otherwise advertises, any public exhibition, show, performance, or play containing obscene, indecent, or lascivious language, postures, or suggestions, or otherwise offending public decency, shall be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
Sec. 873. SEDUCTION.—If any person shall seduce and carnally know any female of previous chaste character, between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one years, out of wedlock, such seduction and carnal knowledge shall be deemed a misdemeanor, and the offender, being convicted thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years, or fined not exceeding two hundred dollars, or may be punished by both such fine and imprisonment.
Sec. 874. ADULTERY.—Whoever commits adultery in the District shall, on conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both; and when the act is committed between a married woman and a man who is unmarried both parties to such act shall be deemed guilty of adultery, and when such act is committed between a married man and a woman who is unmarried, the man only shall be deemed guilty of adultery.
Sec. 875. INCEST.—If any person in the District related to another person within and not including the fourth degree of consanguinity, computed according to the rules of the Roman or civil law, shall marry or cohabit with or have sexual intercourse with such other so-related person, knowing him or her to be within said degree of relationship, the person so offending shall be deemed guilty of incest, and, on conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than twelve years.
Sec. 876. PRIZE FIGHTING, AND SO FORTH.--Any person who shall voluntarily engage in a pugilistic encounter between man and man or a fight between a man and a bull or any other animal, for money or for other thing of value, or for any championship, or upon the result of which any money or any thing of value is bet or wagered, or to see which any admission fee is charged, either directly or indirectly, shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment not less than one nor more than five years.
By the term “pugilistic encounter,” as used in this section, is meant any voluntary fight by blows by means of fists or otherwise, whether with or without gloves, between two or more men, for money or for a prize of any character, or for any other thing of value, or for any championship, or upon the result of which any money or thing of value is bet or wagered, or to see which any admission fee is charged, either directly or indirectly.
Sec. 877. USING BOTTLES OF DEALERS IN MINERAL WATERS. — All manufacturers and vendors of mineral waters and other beverages allowed by law. to be sold in bottles, upon which their names or marks shall be respectively impressed, may file with the clerk of the supreme court of the District a description of such bottles and of the names or marks thereon, and shall cause the same to be published for not less than two weeks successively in a daily or weekly newspaper published in the District.
Sec. 878. It shall be unlawful for any person, without the permission of the owner thereof, to fill with mineral waters or other beverages any sucb bottles so marked, for sale, or to traffic in any such bottles so marked and not bought by him of such owner; and every person so offending shall be liable to a penalty of fifty cents for every bottle so filled, or sold, or used, or disposed of, or bought, or trafficked in, for the first offense, and of five dollars for every subsequent offense, to be recovered as other fines are recovered in the District.
Sec. 879. FORGING OR IMITATING LABELS, AND SO FORTH. — Whoever willfully forges or counterfeits or makes use of any imitation calculated to deceive the public, though with colorable difference or deviation therefrom, of the private brand, wrapper, label, trade-mark, bottle, or package usually affixed or used by any person to or with the goods, wares, merchandise, preparation, or mixture of such person, with the intent to pass off any work, goods, manufacture, compound, preparation, or mixture as the manufacture or production of such person which is not really such, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
Sec. 880. DESTROYING BOUNDARY TREES.— Whoever maliciously cuts down, destroys, or removes any boundary tree, stone, or other mark or monument, or maliciously effaces any inscription thereon, either of his own lands or of the lands of any other person whatsoever, even
though such boundary or bounded trees should stand within the person's own land so cutting down and destroying the same, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars and imprisoned not exceeding one year.
Sec. 881. TRESPASSING ON CAPITOL GROUNDS.—Public travel in and occupancy of the Capitol grounds shall be restricted to the roads, walks, and places prepared for the purpose by flagging, paving, or otherwise.
Sec. 882. It is forbidden to occupy the roads therein in such manner as to obstruct or hinder their proper use; to drive violently upon them or with animals not under perfect control, or to use them for the conveyance of goods or merchandise except to or from the Capitol on Government service.
Sec. 883. It is forbidden to offer or expose any article for sale; to display any sign, placard, or other form of advertisement; to solicit fares, alms, subscriptions, or contributions therein.
Sec. 884. It is forbidden to step or climb upon, remove, or in any way injure any statue, seat, wall, or other erection, or any tree, shrub, plant, or turf therein.
Sec. 885. It is forbidden to discharge any firearms, firework, or explosive, set fire to any combustible, make any harangue or oration, or utter loud, threatening, or abusive language therein.
Sec. 886. It is forbidden to parade, stand, or move in processions or assemblages, or display any flag, banner, or device designed or adapted to bring into public notice any party or organization or movement therein.
Sec. 887. Offenses against the six preceding sections shall be punishable by fine or imprisonment, or both, the fine not to exceed one hundred dollars, the imprisonment not to exceed sixty days; but in the 'case of heinous offenses, by reason of which public property shall have suffered damage to an amount exceeding one hundred dollars in value, the offense shall be punishable by imprisonment in the penitentiary for a period of not less than six months nor more than five years.
Sec. 888. It shall be the duty of all policemen and watchmen having authority to make arrests in the District of Columbia to be watchful for offenses against these sections, and to arrest and bring before the proper tribunal those who shall offend against them under their observation or of whose offenses they shall be advised by witnesses.
Sec. 889. It shall be the duty of all persons employed in the service of the Government in the Capitol or on its grounds to prevent, as far as may be in their power, offenses against these sections, and to aid the police, by information or otherwise, in securing the arrest and conviction of the offenders.
Sec. 890. WHO MAY SUSPEND PROHIBITION. — In order to admit of the due observance within the Capitol grounds of occasions of national interest becoming the cognizance and entertainment of Congress, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, acting concurrently, are hereby authorized to suspend for such proper occasion so much of the above prohibitions as would prevent the use of the roads and walks of the said grounds by processions or assemblages and the use upon them of suitable decorations, music, addresses, and ceremonies: Provided, That responsible officers shall have been appointed and arrangements determined adequate in the judgment of the said President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives for the maintenance of suitable order and decorum in the proceedings and for guarding the Capitol and its grounds from injury. In the absence from Washington of either of the officers designated in this section the authority therein given to suspend certain prohibitions of this subchapter shall devolve upon the other, and in the absence from Washington of both it shall devolve upon the Capitol police commission.
Sec. 891. GRAVE ROBBERY.—Whoever, without legal authority or without the consent of the nearest surviving relative, shall disturb or remove any dead body from a grave for the purpose of dissecting, or of buying, selling, or in any way trafficking in the same, shall be imprisoned not less than one year nor more than three years.
Sec. 892. LIMITATION OF HOURS OF DAILY SERVICE FOR LABORERS AND MECHANICS ON PUBLIC WORKS.—The service and employment of all laborers and mechanics who are now or may hereafter be employed by the Government of the United States, by the District of Columbia, or by any contractor or subcontractor upon any of the public works of the United States or of the said District of Columbia, is hereby limited and restricted to eight hours in any one calendar day; and it shall be unlawful for any officer of the United States Government or of the District of Columbia, or any such contractor or subcontractor, whose duty it shall be to enploy, direct, or control the service of such laborers or mechanics, to require or permit any such laborer or mechanic to work more than eight hours in any calendar day except in case of extraordinary emergency.
Sec. 893. Any officer or agent of the Government of the United States or of the District of Columbia, or any contractor or subcontractor, whose duty it shall be to employ, direct, or control any laborer or mechanic employed upon any of the public works of the United States or of the District of Columbia who shall intentionally violate any provision of the last preceding section for each and every such offense sball be punished by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.
Sec. 894. The provisions of the two next preceding sections shall not be so construed as to in any manner apply to or affect contractors or subcontractors or to limit the hours of daily service of laborers or mechanics engaged upon the public works of the United States or of the District of Columbia for which contracts were entered into prior to August first, eighteen hundred and ninety-two.
Sec. 895. HARBOR REGULATIONS.-- Every vessel coming to anchor in the Potomac River between the junction of the Washington and Georgetown channels of said river and the extension of the south line of P street southwest, in the city of Washington, shall anchor as near the flats in said river as possible, so that the channel of said river will not be obstructed; and if such vessel is to remain over twelve hours it shall be moored with both anchors, so as to give room for passing vessels and so as not to swing and obstruct said channel. Every vessel coming to anchor in any other portion of the navigable waters in the District of