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Louisiana. -For a license to peddle on the roads and water courses of this State, which may be obtained of the Collector of Licenses, the applicant must pay as follows :--For trading in goude carried in packs, on horseback or on foot, five dollars; with a vebicle drawn by one or more horses or other animals, twenty dol. lars ; with a boat or other water-craft, seventy-five dollars. Any person peddling without a license, sball pay a fine of two hundred and fifty dollars.
Tennessee.—For peddling in any county in this State, the li cense fee is twenty-five dollars. Any person peddling without a license shall forfeit the sum of one hundred dollars. The license inay be obtained of the Clerk of the County Court.
South CAROLINA.- For the privilege of peddling in any district in this State, the applicant must obtain a license from the Clerk of the Court of the district, the cost of which is one thousand dol. Jars. If the pedler has more than one vehicle, he must take out a separate license for each. The license extends only to the district for which it is taken out. The pedler must, in addition, give bonds in the sum of one thousand dollars for himself and five hundred for each of two sureties that he will conduct himself according to law during the term of his license. Any constable or other public officer may at any time demand to see his license; should he refuse to promptly exhibit the same, the officer making the demand may seize and detain his wagon and wares till they are released by a magistrate, and the pedler himself committed to jail. Any person peddling without a license, shall pay a fine of five hundred dollars.
CALIFORNIA.—A non-resident pedler must have a license to sell gold and silver articles manufactured out of the State. License is good for six months. And to obtain one $500 for use of State and $5 for use of the county must be paid to county treasurer. Penalty for selling without license, $500 and from thirty days to six months imprisonment.
MICHIGAN.—Before peddling goods from place to place in this State, the pedler must pay to the Secretary of State as follows :To peddle on foot, ten dollars; with a vehicle and one horso, twenty-five dollars ; a vehicle with more than one horse, fifty dol. lars. Any podlar refusing to show his license when callod upon by any officer or citizen so to do, shall pay a fine of two dollars Any person peddling without a license, shall forfeit twenty-five dollars for each offence.
Texas.--A license must be taken out hy pedlers, for each coun. ty that they may sell in. The license may be obtained of the Clerk of the County Court: the cost of the same is fifty dollars. Any ono peddling goods without a license, shall be fined in the sum of Svo hundred dollars for each offende.
NEBRASKA.—A tax of $3) for State purposes, shall be levied upon each peddler of watches, clocks, jewelry or patent medicines, and all other wares and merchandise not manufactured within the limits of this State, for license to peddle throughout the State for one year.
NEVADA.—Every travelling merchant, hawker or peddler, who shall carry a pack, and vend wares, goods or merchandise of any kind, shall pay, for each license, $20 per month; and every such travelling merchant, hawker or peddler, who shall use a wagon or one or more animals for the purpose of vendling any wares or merchandi-e of any kind, or wines, fermented liquors, or spirituous liquors, shall pay for each license $30 per month ; provided that nothing in this section shall be so construed as to apply to the agricultural productions of this territory, or to any fruit from any place. Any one peddling goods without a license shall be fined in any sum not less than $50 nor more than $100.
COLORADO.-For the privilege of peddling watches, jewelry and clocks, or either of them, throughout this territory for one year, a license fee of $25 must be paid. Such license may be obtained from the clerk of any county. Any person so peddling without a license, is guilty of a misdemeanor; and the person actually peddling is liable, whether he be the owner or not.
THE LAW OF COPYRIGHT.
FROM THE REVISED STATUTES OF THE UNITED STATES,
ACT APPROVED JUNE 18, 1874.
1. All records and other things relating to copyrights and 10 quired by law to be preserved, shall be under the control of the Librarian of Congress, and kept and preserved in the Library of Congress; and the Librarian of Congress shall have the immediate care and supervision thereof, and, under the supervision of the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library, shall perform all acts and duties required by law touching copyrights
2. The seal provided for the office of the Librarian of Congress shall be the seal thereof, and by it all records and papers issued from the office, and to be used in evidence, shall be authenticated
3. The Librarián of Congress sh ill give a bond, with sureties, to the Treasurer of the United States, in the sum of five thou: sand du Dars, with the condition that he will 'ren ler to the proper officers of the Treasury a true account of all moneys received by virtue of his office.
4. The Librarian of Congress shall make an annual report to Congress of the number and description of copyright publications for which entries have been ma le during the year.
5. Any citizen of the United States, or resident therein, who shall be the author, inventor, designer, or proprietor of any book, map, or chart, dramatic or musical composition, engraving, cut, print, photograph or negative thereof, or of a printing. drawing, chromo, statute, statuary, and of models or designs intended to be perfected as works of the fine arts, and the executors, administrators, or assigns of any such persons, shall, upon complying with the provisions of this chapter, have the sole liberty of printing, reprinting, publishing, completing, copying, execuiing, finishing, vending the same; and, in the case of a dramatic composition, of publicly performing or representing it. or causing it to be performed or represented by others. And authors may reserve the right to dramatize or translate their own works.
6. Copyrights shall be granted for the term of twenty-eight years from the time of recording the title thereof, in the manner hereinafter directed.
7. The author, inventor, or designer, if he be still living and a citizen of the United States or resident therein, or his widow, or children if he be dead, shall have the sare exclusive right continued for the further term of fourteen years, upun recording the title of the work or description of the article so secured a second time, and complying with all other regulatio:s in regard to original copyright, within six months before the expiration of the first term. And such person shall, within two months from the date of said renewal, cause a copy of the record thereof to be published in one or more newspapers, printed in the United States, for the space of four weeks.
8. Copyrights shall be assignable in law by any instrument of writing, and such assignment sha'l be recorded in the office of the Librarian of Congress within sixty days after its execution; in default of wbich it shall be void as against any subsequent purchaser or mortgagce for a valuable consideration, without notice.
9. No person shall be entitled to a copyright unless he shall, before publication, deliver at the office of the Librarian of Congress, or deposit in mail addressed to the rian Congress, at Washington, District of Columbia, a printed copy of the title of the book or other artic'e, or a description of the painting, drawing, chromo, statue, statuary, or model or desigr for a work of the fine arts, for which he desires a copyright, nor unless he shall also, within ten days from the publicat on thereof, deliver at the office of the Librarian of Congress, and sent by the mail addressed to the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, District of Columbia, two copies of such copyri ht book or other article, or, in case of a painting, drawing, statue, statuary, model or design for a work of the fine arts, a photograph of the same.
10. The Librarian of Congress shall record the name of such copyright book, or other article, forth with in a book to be kept forth it purpos", in the words fillowing : “Library of Congress, to wit: Be it remembered that on the
day of A. B., of -, bath deposited in this office the tit'e of a book, (map, chart, or otherwise, as the case may be, or description of the article,) the title or description of which is in the following words, to wit: (here insert the title or description,) the right whereof he claims as author, (originator, or proprietor, as the case may be,) in conformity with the laws of the United States respecting copyrights. C. D., Librarian of Congress” And he shall give a copy of the title or description, under the seal of the Librarian of Congress, to the proprietor whenever he shall require it.
il. The Librarian of Congress shall receive from the persons to whom the services designated are rendered, the following fees: 1. For recording the title or description of any copyright book or other article, fifty cents. 2. For every copy under seal of such record actually given to the person claiming the copyright, or bis assigns, fifty cents. 3. For recording ana certifying any instrument of writing for the assignment of a copyright, one dollar. 4. For every copy of an assignment, one dollar, All fees so received shall be paid into the treasury of the United States.
12. The proprietor of every copyright book or other article shall deliver at the office of the Librarian of Congress, or de posit in the mail addressed to the Librarian of Congress, aj Washington, District of Columbia, within ten days after its publication, two complete printed copies thereof of the best edition issued, or description or photograph of such article as hereinbefore required, and a copy of every subsequent edition wherein any substantial changes shall be made.
13. For every failure on the part of the proprietor of any copyright to deliver, or deposit in the mail, either of the published copies, or description, or photograph. required by Sections 9 and 12, the proprietor of the copyrigt sliall be liable penalty of twenty-five dollars, to be recovered by the Librarian of Congress, in the name of the United States, in an action in the nature of in action of debt, in any district court of the United States within the jurisdiction of which the delinquent may reside or be found.
14. The postmaster to whom such copyright book, title, or other article is delivered, shall, if requested, give a receipt therefor; and when so delivered he shall mail it to its destination.
15. No person shall maintain an action for the infringement of his copyright unless he shall give notice thereof by inserting in the several copies of every edition published, on the title-page or the page immediately following, if it be a book; or if a map, chart, musical composition, print, cut, engraving photograph, painting, drawing, chromo, statue, statuary, or model or design intended to be perfected and completed as a work of the fine arts, by inscribing upon some visible portion thereof, or of the substance on which the same shall be mounted, the following words, viz: “Entered according to act of Congress, in the year
by A. B., in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington;” or, at his option, the word " Copyright,” together with the year the copyright was entered, and the name of the party by whom it was taken out, thus : “ Copyright, 186, by A. B.”
16. Every person who shall insert or impress such notice, or words of the same purport, in or upon any brok, map, cbart, musical composition, print, cut, engraving, or photograph, or other article, for which he has not obtained a copyright, shall be liable to a penalty of one hundred dollars, recoverable one-half for the person who shall sue for such penalty, and one half to the use of the United States.
17. Every person who, after the recording of the title of any book as provided by this chapter, sball within the term limited, and without the consent of the proprietor of the copyright first obtained in writing, signed in presence of two or more witnesses, print, publish, or import, or, knowing the same to be so printed, published, or imported, shall sell or expose to sale any copy of such book, shall forfeit every copy thereof to such proprietor, and shall also forfeit and pay such damages as may be recovered in a civil action by such proprietor in any court of competent jurisdiction.
18. If any person, after the recording of the title of any map, chart, musical composition, print, cut, engraving, photograph, or chromo, or of the description of any painting, drawing, statue, statuary, or model or design intended to be perfected and executed as a work of the fine arts, as provided by this chapter, shall, withiu the term limited, and without the consent of the proprietor of the copyright first obtained in writing, signed in presence of two or more witnesses, engrave, etch, work, copy, print, publish, or import, either in whole or in pirt, or by vary. ing the main design with intent to evade the law, or, knowing the same to be so printed, published, or imported, sball sell or expose to sale any copy of such map or other article, as aforesaid,