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Title: Code of ordinances of the city of Apalachicola, Florida
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Code of Ordinances


of the


City of


Apalachicola, Florida


Revised andtPublished by Authority
of the City Council.





R. DON McLEOD, Jr.


1913


T. J. APPLYARD, State Printer,,
Tallahasaee, Fla.
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City of Apalachicola, Florida


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ABSTRACT OF INCORPORATION ACTS.


The City of Apalachicola was incorporated by act
of the territorial legislature, approved February
2nd, 1838, with thb following boundary: Extending
one mile and a half in every direction from the cen-
ter of Washington Square.
The City of Apalachicola having reorganized un-
der and by virtue of the act of February 4th, 1869,
no change was made in the boundary of the corpora-
tion.
By act of the Legislature approved May 29th,
1909, it was provided, that "The territorial limits
and boundary of the municipality existing in Frank-
lin County, Florida, under the name of the City of
Apalachicola, shall be, from and after the passage
and approval of this act, a circle of the diameter of
three statute miles, the center of which circle shall
be the center of Washington Square, in said City of
Apalachicola and the jurisdiction of said city of
Apalachicola, shall extend over the territory includ-
ed within said circle."


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Code of Ordinances


CHAPTER I.-ELECTIONS.

Section 1. City Council.-The City Council of
the City of Apalachicola shall consist of Five Alder-
men, who shall be elected by the qualified electors
of said city, in the manner hereinafter specified, and
shall hold their office for two years, or until their
successors are elected and qualified. Two Alder-
men shall be elected at the General Election to be
held on the First Tuesday after the First Monday
in August, A. D. 1896, and Three Aldermen shall be
elected at the General Election to be held on the
First Tuesday after the First Monday in August,
A. D. 1897. The said First Tuesday after the First
Monday in August shall be the day for the annual
election of municipal officers for said city annually
thereafter.
Sec. 2. Mayor, Clerk, Treasurer, Tax Assessor
and Tax Collector.-There shall be elected at the
same time a Mayor, a City Clerk and Treasurer-
these two offices may be joined-a Marshal, an As-
sessor, a Collector, and such other elective offices as
may be provided for by the ordinances of the city.
Sec. 3. Qualifcations of Electors and Registra-
tion.-No person shall be entitled to vote at any
municipal, general or special elections who shall not
possess the qualifications required by Section 1 of an
act of the Legislature of Florida, entitled, "An Act
to provide for-the registration of all legally qualified
voters in the several counties of the State, and to
provide for general and special elections," being










chapter 4328 of the Laws of'Florida, and, in addi-
tion thereto, shall have resided in the municipality
or City of Apalachicola for six months previous to
registering in said city, and shall be duly registered
in the said City of Apalachicola, and shall have been
registered at least six days previous to any election
to be held in the city. The City Clerk shall be the
registering officer, and shall keep the books open for
the months of June and July, within six days of. the
election.
Sec. 4. Special Elections.--Special elections to
fill vacancies in any of the aforementioned offices, or
for any other purpose provided for by the laws of
the State, the charter or ordinances of this city, may
be held under the proclamation of the Mayor, at any
time when directed by the City Council, and after
such notice as the City Council shall in each case
deem proper. The inspectors of election shall be ap-
pointed, and the polling places as near as may be
designated, and other arrangements be made for said
special elections by the Council at any regular or
special meeting called for that purpose, Provided,
That at least ten days' notice of such special elec-
tion shall be given; and Provided further, that in
case the Council shall, for any reason, fail or be un-
able to call said election or direct the calling there-
of, or to appoint the inspectors aforesaid, the Mayor
or acting Mayor shall have power to call said elec-
tion and to appoint the necessary inspectors.
Sec. 5. Council to Revise Registration Lists.-
The Council shall, at a suitable time before any elec-
tion, appoint a committee of not less than three mem-
bers of the Council to revise the registration lists or
books, and erase therefrom the names of such per-
sons as are known or may be shown to their satis-
faction to have died or permanently ceased to reside
in the city. Provided, That if any person whose










name has thus been erased, an offering to vote at
any election thereafter, declares, on oath, that he
was duly registered in the city, and that his name
has been improperly erased, and shall take the oath
required to be taken by persons whose vote shall be
challenged, such person shall have the right to vote.
Sec. 6. Publication of Erased Names.-The said
committee shall make a certified list of all the names
erased by them, which list shall be filed with the
Clerk of the city, and a copy of said list shall be post-
ed at the door of the City Hall or Clerk's office by the
City Clerk, and a copy thereof shall be published in
some newspaper in the city not less than ten days
before the next annual election.
Sec. 7. Polling Places and Appointment of In-
spectors.-At any special or regular meeting of the
City Council, to be called by the President of the
Council, if a special meeting, not less than fifteen or
more than twenty-five days before the regular an-
nual election, the Mayor shall designate two polling
places in the city, one in each voting precinct, as reg-
ulated by the City Council, and shall also appoint
three Inspectors for each polling place and a Clerk,
who shall be registered voters in the city, and said
Inspectors shall be confirmed by the Council. But
if the Mayor fails to appoint said Inspectors, the
Council may appoint them. The Council shall, at
said meeting, make all necessary arrangements for
such election, whether special or general, as may be
expedient. And the Mayor shall issue his proclama-
tion at least ten days prior to said election, stating
when the same shall be held, the offices to be filled,
and the names of the Inspectors and Clerk for each
polling place, in some newspaper published in the
city, and if no newspaper be published in the city,
then by posting at three public places in said city,
one being at the City Hall or Clerk's office.










Sec. 8. Oonduct of Elections.-Previous to the
opening of the polls at any election, the City Clerk
or Marshall shall see that the Inspectors shall havb
the necessary ballot boxes and blanks and registered
voters' list certified to by the Clerk. The Inspec-
tors, after being qualified according to law, shall
open the polls not earlier than 8 o'clock A. M., to
be closed at sundown, and thereupon to proceed to
conduct said election, count the votes, and make
certificates of the same in all respects as provided
for in State elections, as far as the said laws of the
State are applicable, except where modified or al-
tered by this Ordinance. The votes shall be count-
ed as soon as the election closes, and the certificates
of the Inspectors, with all the ballots cast, and poll
books, shall be delivered as soon as possible, one
copy to the Mayor, and one.copy, with ballots, poll-
books, etc., shall be delivered to the City Clerk.
Sec. 9. Council to Canvass Votes and Decide Re-
sult.-Not later than the second day after said elec.
tion, at 10 o'clock A. M., the Council shall meet and
publicly proceed to canvass the votes for the differ-
ent offices, and persons, as shown by the returns in
the hands of the Mayor and Clerk, and determine
who shall have been elected by the largest number
of votes to any office as shown by said returns, and
the Clerk shall only record the votes as given for
each office or person, and the City Council shall there
and then declare who are elected to the offices for
which they were candidates. The ballots shall all be
preserved for at least Ten days after an election, and
if any person who has been a candidate for any of-
fice shall desire the ballots counted, so as to see that
the list kept by the Inspectors and returned is cor-
rect, the Council shall then and there count said bal-
lots, and declare the result from their count of said
ballots.










Seoc 10. Filling Vacancis.-If any vacancy shall
occur for any cause in the office of City Clerk, Treas-
urer, Marshal, Assessor or Collector, the City Coun-
cil shall have power to appoint some suitable person
to perform the duties of said office until the same
shall be filled by an election, as aforesaid; or, in case
the Council, for want of a sufficient number to consti-
tute a legal quorum, or for any other cause, be un-
able to act, the Mayor, or Acting Mayor, shall have
power to make such appointments, and any person
appointed or elected to fill any vacancy shall serve
for the unexpired term. only.
Sec. 11 .Resignaion of Oficer.-No resignation
of any office shall take effect until accepted by the
Council, and no Alderman's resignation shall take
effect until accepted by the Council or Mayor, if the
Council has not a legal quorum to act, in which case
the Mayor or Acting Mayor shall have power to ac-
cept or otherwise dispose of all resignations.
Sec. 12. Election to Fill Vacancy.-Should any
vacancy occur in the office of Mayor or Alderman by
death, resignation, removal or otherwise, the Coun-
cil shall order an election to fill the same, and the
Mayor or Acting Mayor shall issue his proclamation
to that effect, as heretofore stated, and if the Coun-
*cil, from any cause, cannot order the same, the
Mayor or Acting Mayor shall have power to order
such election.
Sec. 13. All the provisions of Chapter 4328, Laws
of Florida, and Chapter 4329, Laws of Florida, in
regard to elections, providing for candidates, tickets
or in any other particular, when applicable, and not
otherwise provided for by this or any other Ordi-
nance of the City, shall be and become a part of the
election law of the City of Apalachicola as far as
applicable.
Sec. 14. Quaflcatio of Offlers.-It shall be











lawful for any elected member of the City Council
or other city officer to qualify by taking the oath of
office at any time within fifteen days after date of
his election.

CHAPTER 2-REGULATIONS AND DUTIES OF
OFFICERS AND EMPLOYES.
Sec. 15. Regular Meetings of City Council.-
The Regular Meetings of the Council of the City of
Apalachicola shall be held at the meeting room in
the City Hall, beginning at eight o'clock P. M., or as
soon thereafter as practicable, on the first Wednes-
day of each and every month.
Sec. 16. Special Meetings.-Special meetings of
said Council shall be held at any time at the meet-
ing room in the City Hall when called by the presi-
dent of the Council, Provided each member of the
Council is present; and provided further, if each
member of the Council should not be present, then
that a quorum of the Council be present, and each
Councilman in the corporate limits absent from the
Special Meeting shall have been notified by the pres-
ident of the Council verbally or in writing of the
object and time of such Special Meeting.
Sec. 17. Enacting Clause of Ordinances.-The
enacting clause of all ordinances shall be in the
words, "Be it ordained by the Council of the City of
Apalachicola," to be used in Section 1 of all or-
dinances.
Sec. 18. Powers and Duties of Mayor.-It shall
be the duty of the Mayor to see that the laws and
ordinances of the city are faithfully executed, and
he is authorized with the consent of the Council to
organize and appoint such police force as may be
deemed necessary to insure peace, good order and
observance of law within the municipal limits, and










the Mayor is also empowered by his mandate directed
to the City Marshal to have brought before him at
such time and place within the corporate limits as
he may designate, any person or persons charged
with a breach of the city ordinances or laws, ex-
amine and determine the guilt or innocence of the
accused, and fix the penalty within the limits pre-
scribed by the laws and ordinances of the city.
Sec. 19. To Appoint Deputy Marshals.-The May-
or shall have power, with the advice and consent of
the Council to appoint One or more deputy Marshals
whenever in his judgment the interest of the city
requires it, and for such length of time as the Mayor
and Council may think necessary.
Sec. 20. Mayor's Duty as to Streets, Highways
and Alleys.-It shall be the duty of the Mayor, with
or without the Marshal, to visit every part of the
city, streets and alleys at least once every two
weeks, commencing on the first day of May and
continuing until the first day of November of each
and every year, to examine their condition in a sani-
tary way as well as to their state of repair, and he
shall see that the Marshal and supervisors of the
streets and highways within the city keep the same
in good repair, clean and free from all filth, weeds
and other offensive matter which may in any way
have a tendency to endanger the public health; and
he shall make regular reports in writing of his ac-
tion and doings in the premises to the City Council
at their stated monthly meetings, and oftener, if
required by the president of the Council to do so.
Sec. 21. Bead of Mayor-The Mayor.elect, before
entering upon the duties of- his office shall give a
bond in the sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars,
payable to the City of Apalachicola, said bond to be
approved by the Council, for the safe keeping of all
such papers relating to the affairs of the City, and










such other papers, documents and decisions as the
Council may deem requisite for him to take in
charge, and safely transmit the same to his suc-
cessor in office taking his receipt for the same,
which receipt shall be recorded in the proceedings of
the Council.
Sec. 22. Mayor Shall Report to Council.-The
Mayor shall report in writing to every regular meet-
ing of the Council the number of cases disposed of
by him during the month, stating the character of
the offense, the amount of fines imposed, if any, to-
gether with the amount of costs due in each case, as
well as the amount due him and the Marshal or any
other that may be incurred, and whether the same
has been paid.
Sec. 23. Mayor Cannot Remit or Reduce Fine.-
The Mayor shall have no power to remit or reduce
any fine imposed by him without the sanction of the
Council.
Sec. 24. Duty of Mayor as to Obstructions and
Encroachments.-The Mayor shall see that no one
fences in, or in any way encroaches upon the public
streets, squares or alleys of the city, and anyone
offending in this respect shall be notified by the
Mayor in writing to remove the obstructions and
open. the same within a reasonable time thereafter--
Provided, that in his opinion the necessities of the
city require them to be opened as thoroughfares, and
anyone failing or refusing so to do for the space of
ten days after notification shall be reported by him
to the Council for their action in the premises. But
if in the opinion of the Mayor the necessities of the
city do not require the immediate opening of any
street public square or alley so obstructed, he shall,
nevertheless, require the person or persons hav-
ing the same inclosed to acknowledge, in writ-
ign, duly witnessed, that they are holding the same










under the city and not adverse thereto, and that
they will remove their fence or fences or other
obstructions when required by the Mayor or Council
so to do, which writing shall be at the expense of
the party holding, and shall be entered by the Clerk
in the minutes of the Council.
Sec 2. 2 ompeamation of President of Oouncil
When Acting as Mayor.-The President of the City
Council when acting in the place of the Mayor shall
receive Two Dollars, to be paid out of the moneys on
hand, for each day or fraction thereof during which
he shall be engaged in hearing cases in the Mayor's
Court.
Sec. 26. Marshal and Police to Wear Badge.-
The Marshal and each member of the police force
shall wear while on duty, a badge designating his
rank, the design of which shall be specified by the
Mayor and sanctioned by the City Council.
Sec. 27. No Other Badge to be Worn, Must Carry
Whistle and Club.-The said badge shall be worn
on the front of the person so as to be easily observed,
and no other device or badge of any character shall
be worn by any officer while on duty. They shall
also carry such whistle as may be prescribed by the
Mayor to be blown under such circumstances as
shall be indicated by the Mayor or Marshal They
shall also carry on their rounds a club of such
character and dimensions as shall be prescribed by
the Mayor.
Sec. 28. Impeonating Police Officer.-It shall be
unlawful for any person other than the city police to
wear any badge or device, or carry any club the
nature of which is calculated to deceive the public
by causing them to believe such person is a police
officer, or for any person to blow any whistle in the
night time similar in tone to that carried by the city
police with a view to deceive the public by imper-










sonating a police officer. Any person violating any
of the provisions of this section shall be fined in a
penalty of Five Dollars for each and every offense.
Sec. 29. Marshal to Abstain from Drink.-The
Marshal of the city is required to abstain from
drinking any wine,beer or any other intoxicating
liquor in any barroom or drinking saloon in the city,
and a violation of such provision shall be cause for
impeachment and dismissal from office. The pro-
visions of this section shall also apply to any mem-
ber of the city police.
Sec. 30. Penalty for Intoxication of OffBoer.-Any
Marshal or member of the city police found in an
intoxicated condition or unduly under the influence
of liquor while on duty shall be subject to the
penalty prescribed in Section 29.
Sec. 31. Compensation of Tax Collector.-The
Tax Collector of the City of Apalachicola shall re-
ceive as full compensation for his services as such,
five per cent on all moneys collected by him on
licenses as well as from any other source. When the
scrip of the city is received by the Tax Collector his
commissions shall be paid in scrip, but when cash is
received by the Collector for the city, his commis-
sions shall be paid him in cash--that is, he shall be
paid his commissions in the same funds received by
him at the rate mentioned aforesaid.
Sec. 32. Payment Into Treasury.-All moneys
received by the City Tax Collector, Marshal, Harbor
Master, or other collecting officer of the City of
Apalachicola shall be paid into the hands of the City
Treasurer in the kind received, to be stated under
oath in writing, and without abatement of commis-
sions.
See 33. Limitation of Ooatrxct with City Em-
p.yes.-The City Council shall enter into no con-









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tract with any employee of said city or any person
about to be employed by said city whereby
the city is bound to such employee or person
about to be employed, to continue his em-
ployment by the city for a period longer than
the first Wednesday of September following the
date of the making of such contract of em-
ployment extending beyond the period ending on
the first Wednesday of September following the
date of the making of said contract shall be void on
and after the said first Wednesday of September
following the date of the making of such contract of
employment.
Sec. 34. Monthly Returns.-All officers of the
city whose duty it is to make monthly returns, shall
make such returns at the first regular meeting of the
City Council in each month.
Sec. 35. Depositing City Funds.-The City Treas-
urer is empowered to deposit such funds of the City
as may be in his hands at any time in either The
Apalachicola State Bank, of Apalachicola, Fla., or
the American Exchange Bank of Apalachicola, Flor-
ida. The Treasurer and the sureties on his official
bond shall not be liable for the loss of such funds so
deposited in either of such banks when such loss
shall be due solely to the default or failure of such
banks or either of them.

CHAPTER 3-TAXATION AlKD FINANCE .
Sec. 36. Taxes, Payment to be in Money.-All
taxes, licenses, Harbor dues, wharf rents, fines, cosls,
commissions or salaries or other indebtedness, or
moneys accruing, or that may hereafter accrue to
the City of Apalachicola, or to the officials thereof,
shall be collected and paid only in lawful money of
the United States-Provided thakthis section shall








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not apply to the collection of back taxes or prior
contracts upon which payment is now due, and
which may be paid by city warrants heretofore is-
sued.
Sec. 37. Payment of Account and Olaims.-All
bills of accounts or claims against the city shall be
presented, as heretofore, at the Council meetings and
said accounts or claims, if found to be due, shall be
passed upon and allowed by the Council, and the
Clerk shall issue warrants subject to immediate cash
draft upon the treasury for their amounts.
Sec. 38. No Warrants to Issue Until Currency in
Treasury.-Whenever any accounts or claims are
audited and allowed by the Council, and there are
wanting funds in the !,treasury to pay the amounts,
the clerk shall keep a correct record of the same, but
warrants shall not be issued therefore until the treas-
urer shall have sufficient currency for their redemp-
tion.
Sec. 39. License Tax for Sale of Liquors.-All
dealers in spirituous, vinous or malt liquors shall pay
to the city an annual license tax of Two Hundred
and Fifty Dollars, together with the City Clerk's
fee of Twenty-five cents.
Sec. 40. No Fractional license Tax, Permit Re-
quired, Transfer of License.-No -such license shall
issue for more than one year, and all such licenses
shall expire on the first day of October in each year.
No fractional licenses shall be issued to dealers in
spirituous, vinous or malt liquors. All dealers pay-
ing such license and receiving same therefore shall
be authorized to sell spirituous, vinous and malt
liquors in said city provided that he has complied
with the laws of the State requiring a payment' of
such license for state and county permit, and pro-
vided further, that no such license shall issue until










a permit to sell spirituous, vinous or malt liquors
has been procured by the party applying,for the dis-
trict for which such license is sought as is required
by the Constitution and the laws of the State of
Florida. Such license shall not be transferable ex-
cept by the approval of the Mayor and the City
Clerk, and then only to such person or persons who
have complied with all the prerequisites to obtain-
ing a license to sell spirituous, vinous and malt
liquors by the existing laws of the State of Florida.
Sc. 41. Penalty for Violation.-Any person or
persons, firm or corporation, violating Section 39
or 40, or any part thereof, shall, upon conviction
before the Mayor be punished by a fine not exceed-
ing Five Hundred Dollars, or by imprisonment not
to exceed Sixty days.
Sec. 42. Ordinances Not Repealed.-Nothing in
sections 39 and 40 shall be held to repeal any or-
dinance relative to the payment of any license or
occupation tax except those regulating dealers in
spirituous, vinous and malt liquors.
Sec. 43. Occupational License Taxes.-No per-
son shall engage in or manage within the City of
Apalachicola any business, profession or occupation
mentioned in the Laws of Florida, Chapter 5597
(No. 2), Acts of 1907 being an act for the assessment
and collection of revenue, without first procuring
from the City Tax Collector a license and paying
therefore the sum of not to exceed fifty per cent of
the State Tax, under the penalties prescribed in
said act aforesaid; and no person shall engage in or
manage any business, profession or occupation in
said city hereinafter mentioned without first obtain-
ing a City License and paying therefore to the City
Tax Collector the amount hereinafter fixed for
carrying on the same, as well as the sum of twenty-
2-Ap.










five cents as a fee to the City Clerk for issuing the
same.
No license shall be issued for more than oA year,
and all licenses shall expire on the last day of
September in each year, but fractional licenses ex-
cept where prohibited, may be issued to expire on
that day at a proportionate rate, estimating from
the first day of the month in which the license is so
issued, and all licenses may be transferred with the
approval of the Mayor under the same conditions as
a State and County license may be transferred.
One-horse drays or wagons used for hire or
profit each ............................ $ 5.00
Two-horse drays or wagons, each........... 10.00
Blacksmithing shops, on each forge......... 2.50
Vehicles, peddling fruits, meats and vegeta-
bles or any of them.................... 25.00
Provided: Farmers and gardeners may sell
their own vegetables, meats and fruits of
their own raising without paying any
license therefore.
Insurance agents ....................... 5.00
And any person or persons who shall
negotiate, seek secure or transact any in-
surance for any Fire, Life, Accident or
Marine Insurance Company, or any agent
or representative of each company shall
be deemed an insurance agent within the
meaning of this section.
For every carpenter shop ................. 5.u0
Physicians or doctors, each................ 10.00
Merchant tailors ......................... 5.00
Machine shops, owners or managers of doing
business for pay ...................... 10.00
Adding Machine Agents or dealers, $10.00 per
year or fraction thereof.











Advertising agents, $10.00 per year or fraction
thereof.
Advertising on curtains in theatres or places of
public amusement or throwing signs on curtains,
$5.00 per year.
Agency, soliciting business for foreign firms or
corporations paying no tax in the city, $15.00 per
year or fraction thereof.
Automobile for hire, $12,00 each per year.
Bootblack stands on the streets, $1.00 each per
chair per year.
Boot and shoe repairing shops, $5.00 per year.
Butchers and green grocers, wholesale and re-
tail, $10.00 per year.
Cabinet makers and upholsterers, $2.50 per year.
Contracting builders, $10.00 per year or fraction
thereof.
Contractors not otherwise specified, $5.00 per
year.
Dairies, $5.00 per year to sell dairy products only.
Dancing schools, $5.00 per year.
Shuffle boards, throwing balls at figures and the
like, $5.00 per year.
.Blacksmith, tinners and horseshoeing shops, $5.00
per year.
Job printers not connected with newspaper office,
$5.00 per year.
Knife and scissors grinders, $2.00 per year.
Land and development companies, $10.00 per year,
Lodging houses, $10.00 per year.
Fish and oyster dealers, wholesale and retail,
$2.50 each per year.
Oyster canning factories, where twenty-five hands
and under are employed, $12.50 pei year. Where
over twenty-five hands are employed, $25.00 per
year.











Physicians and surgeons, $10.00 per year.
Piledrivers for hire, $10.00 per year.
Pressing clubs, $10.00 per year.
Sign painters, $2.50 per year.
Slot machines, $1.25 per year.
Storage and wharfage warehouses, $10.00 per
year.
Teams for hire, $5.00 each per year.
Wood yards or dealers in wood, $5.00 each per
year.
Photographers ...........................$ 5.00
Butchers, for each market place ............ 20.00
Dancing masters ......................... 10.00
Hotel porter ............................. 2.50
Dealers in horses, mules or both selling at
auction or otherwise ................... 25.00
Gas and electric light company ............. 25.00
Water works company ................... 25.00
Each ice manufacture ................... 25.00
Each laundry ............................ 5.00
Retail dealers in lumber, other than selling at
mills .................................. 25.00
Publishers and job printing office .......... 10.00
Piano and'organ tuner and repairer ........ 5.00
Soda fountain as a separate business, each... 5.00
Bottling works .......................... 10.00
Each telegraph office, owner or manufacturer
of .................................... 25.00
Telephone company .................... 25.00
Tinware manufacturer or tin shops other than
such as pay a State and County license.. 5.00
Keepers of wharves where wharfage is
charged, or owner or manager of ......... 25.00
Owners of marine ways, with steam power... 50.00
With other kinds of power ................ 5.00










Dealers in ice cream, other than those who
pay a State and County license in their
business ...... ...................... 5.00
Keepers of barber shops, for each chair ..... 5.00
Masters or any of the crew or any persons on
vessels that sell fruit and vegetables or
other product at retail .................. 5.00
Junk dealers ............................ 5.00
Wheelwrights, not connected with blacksmith
shop ................................ 2.50
Keepers of phonographs or all machines of
like nature that exhibit for pay........... 5.00
Doll racks, cane racks and other devices of
like character operated for profit ........ 25.00
All venders of soap or wares or merchandise
of any kinds, sold by itinerants........... 5.00
All exhibitions, such as cane racks, ring toss
or games conducted for profit by itinerants. 25.00
Persons keeping bicycles or tandems for rent
or hire ......... ...................... 5.00
Sec. 44. Penalty for Violation-Any person or
persons, firm or association that shall carry on or
conduct any business or profession for which a
license is required without first obtaining such
license shall, except in such cases as are otherwise
provided for in this ordinance be guilty of a mis-
demeanor, and upon conviction shall be punished by
a fine of not more than double the amount required
for such license.
See. 45. Payment. How nforoed.--The pay-
ment of all license taxes may be enforced by the
seizure and sale of the property by the Collector,
and it is hereby made a special duty of the City Tax
Collector to-report to the Mayor and City Council
any violations of this ordinance.











Sec. 46. Powers of Tax Clleotor.--The City Tax
Collector shall, unless otherwise provided herein or
by the laws of the State; proceed substantially in
the same manner in the collection of taxes and sale
of land and personal property for non-payment of
taxes and licenses as the State Tax Collectors, and
may levy upon and sell any property for taxes due
by any railroad and telegraph company within the
corporate limits belonging to such company; other
than railroad track and telegraph line.
,Sec. 47. aesseor and Collector to Follow State
Law.-It shall be the duty of the City Assessor, Tax
Collector and other city officers to follow the State
law in regard to assessment of property and the col-
lection of revenue, the sale of property for taxes and
the making of certificates of sale and all require-
ments in the making of deeds to property sold by the
Tax Collector, as near as the same can be, and as far
as the same may be applicable.
Sec. 48. License to be Conspicuously Displayed.
-Every person, firm or corporation having a license
shall exhibit same when called upon to do so by any
authorized officer of the city, and all licenses must
be conspicuously displayed at all times.
Sec. 49. Penalty.-Any person, firm or corpora-
tion who shall keep and use upon the streets of the
city any vehicle for which a license is required.
without first having obtained a license, or who shall
fail to display or exhibit such license as provided
iii section 48 shall be deemed guilty of a violation of
law and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine
not to exceed One Hundred Dollars, or imprison-
ment not to exceed Sixty days, or both.
Sec. 50. Duty of Collector.-The City Tax Col-
lector is hereby commanded to collect the taxes pro-
vided for in the preceding sections.











Se. 51. Traveling Dealers.-All persons or deal-
ers traveling from place to place selling goods,
wares, produce or merchandise of any kind, and of
any and all description in the city limits of Apalach-
icola shall pay a license to the city of Twenty-five
Dollars. Passengers, owners or employes of boats
landing at the wharvesin the city, or coming within
the jurisdiction of the city, who barter and sell
goods, wares and merchandise or produce within the
city limits shall be deemed included within the pro-
visions of this section-except that the same shall
not apply to sales of goods, wares or merchandise
manufactured by the sellers thereof, or from prod-
ucts produced by such sellers.
Sec 52. Penalty.-All persons or dealers re-
quired to pay the license provided by Section 51
who sell -the articles mentioned or any of them with-
in the city limits who have not secured the license
provided for, shall, upon conviction by the Mayor, be
punished by fine not exceeding Fifty Dollars, or by
imprisonment not .exceeding Thirty days, or both
such fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the
Mayor.
Sec. 53. Street Tax.-All.male persons over the
age of twenty-one years who have resided in the
City of Apalachicola for one month or more, shall
pay to the said city each and every year an annual
street tax of Two Dollars; Provided, that certain
persons under certain conditions, as hbreinifter
named in this ordinance shall be declared exempt
and shall not be required to pay such street tax, and
such named exemption shall in no wise be construed
as repealing this section or shall it be considered in
conflict with same.
Sec. 54. Exceptions.-All persons of fifty-ve
years of age and over, all persons who have lost a











limb, all persons whose physical condition unfits
them from providing for themselves a livelihood,
are hereby declared exempt and shall not be re-
quired to pay such street tax.

Sec. 55. Appointment, Duties and Compensation
of Street Tax Collector.-The Council shall at their
last meeting in each year appoint some person to
act as Street Tax Collector, and it shall be his duty
to collect such taxes under the provisions of this
ordinance. The Street Tax Collector shall receive
for his services ten per cent of all amounts collected.
Sec. 56. Street Taxes, When Due.-Street Taxes
are due and payable in advance on the first day of
January of each year for the ensuing year.
Sec. 57. Penalty for Refusal to Pay.-The Street
Tax Collector shall after the first day of January
of each year proceed to collect such taxes from all
persons liable, and if any person liable for street tax
dues does not pay same in Five days after he has
been notified to do so by the Street Tax Collector,
he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and
shall upon conviction thereof be fined not more than
Ten Dollars or less than Five Dollars, or be im-
prisoned not more than Ten days in the city jail.
Sec. 58. Service of Notice.-The notice required
to be served in Section 57 shall be effected by serv-
ing a true copy thereof on such person, by delivering
same to him, or by reading to him the original, or by
leaving a true copy thereof at his usual place of
abode, with some member of the family over fifteen
years of age, and at the same time explaining to
such person the contents thereof.
Sec. 59. Form of Notice.-The following form
shall be used for the notice required in Section 57. .











"Apalachicola, Fla. .... day of .........191..
To .............. ..... ...... .. ..........
"You are due the City of Apalachicola the sum of
Two Dollars for Street Tax according to the or-
dinance of said city in such cases provided. Now,
therefore take notice that unless you pay to the
Street Tax Collector of said city this sum within
five days from the date of this service, a warrant for
your arrest shall follow.

Mayor."
Sec. 60. Report of Street Tax Collector.-The
Street Tax Collector shall make a full report to the
City Clerk of all collections, and pay same over to
him at least once a month.
Sec. 61. Report of Clerk.-The City Clerk shall
make full report of such collections received by him
to the City Council at each regular meeting.
Sec. 62. Dog Tax.-All dogs kept within the
plotted part of the city; that is, that part of the city
which is laid off in blocks, lots, streets, squares, etc.,
shall be taxed annually as follows:
On each male dog a license tax of One Dollar shall
be paid.
On each female dog a license tax of Two Dollars ,
shall be paid whether such dogs are kept confined
in the yard or not.
Sec 63. Marshal to Give Notioe.-It shall be the
duty of the Marshal or his assistant to give printed
notice to all persons who keep a dog or dogs within
the said city limits, and the said offers may apply
to the owner or keeper or any dog or dogs at any
time or any place and demand the amount of the
license tax provided for in section 62 or by calling











at the home where such owner or keeper of any dog
may live and there demand the amount of said
license tax of any member of the family-over the age
of fifteen years, and if not paid, leave a printed
notice with such member of the family, and this shall
be deemed sufficient notice.
Sec. 64. Penalty for Not Paying.-The owner or
keeper of any dog or dogs who refuses or fails to
pay the license tax as prescribed in section 62 within
Five days after receiving notice as provided for in
section 63 shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor,
and may be arrested and fined not less than Two
Dollars and Fifty Cents nor more than Five Dollars;
or may be imprisoned for not more than fifteen days.
Sec. 65. Tax to be Paid or Dog Removed or
Killed.-In addition the penalty prescribed in sec-
tion 64, the license tax must be paid or the dog or
dogs removed from the city or allowed killed.
Sec. 66. Marshal to Issue License, Exception as
to Vicious Dog.-Upon the receipt of the amount of
the license tax prescribed in section 62 the Marshal
shall issue a license for the dog for which the license
is paid, permitting such dog to remain within the
city limits until the first day of January next, follow-
ing date of issuance of such license, and shall give
with the license a regulation tag to be worn by the
\, dog, which tags shall be changed each year. Any
dog for which a license tax is paid may run at large,
but no vicious dog shall be allowed to run at large
even after the license tax is paid, and should any
vicious dog be found on the streets loose, the Marshal
or police may kill it regardless of the license tax.
Sec 67. No rational Licese.-The license tax
prescribed in Section 62 shall run from January 1st
to January 1st in each year, and no fractional license
shall be issued.










Sc. 68. When Owner CaO ot Be Found.-Any
dog found within the city limits for which an owner
cannot be found may be killed by the Marshal or
police, and any dog found without having on the
regulation tag shall be deemed to be running with-
out license.
Sec. 69. Marshals Report and Fee.--The Mar-
shal shall make a written report to the Council at
each regular meeting of all dog -tax licensee col-
lected, and pay the amount collected to the City
Treasurer, taking his receipt therefore. The Marshal
shall receive a commission of ten per cent of all such
license tax collected, and twenty-five cents for each
dog killed by him of his assistants.
Sec. 70. Proceeding on Failure of Marshal to fn-
force--If the Marshal should fail to enforce the
seven preceding sections the City Council may ap-
point some other person to enforce the same and col-
lect the dog license tax.
Sec. 71. Exempting Charitable and Benevolent
Festivals from Lioense.-All charitable or benevo-
lent festivals may be held in the city without paying
the one dollar license fee prescribed for festivals.

CHAPTER IV--TREETS AND SIDEWALKS.
Sec. 72. Construction and Repair of Sidewalks.-
No person shall build, repair, construct or lay within
the corporate limits of the city any sidewalk or
crosswalk without first having obtained from the
Mayor of the city a written permit, which permit
shall designate the location and specify the material
and method of construction of said sidewalk;; and
not person shall repair, build, construct or lay any
sidewalk within said corporate limits unless said
sidewalk conforms to the specifications of said per-
mit, and it shall be the duty of the city engineer or










other employee of the city empowered by the Coun-
cil to bring violations of this section to the attention
of the Mayor. Any person violating the provisions
of this section shall be deemed guilty of maintain-
ing-a public nuisance and upon conviction thereof.
shall be punished by a fine not exceeding Twenty-
five Dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding
Thirty Days, or by both such fine and imprisonment,
at the discretion of the Mayor.
Sec. 73. To be of Shell, Oement, Concrete or
Vetrifled Brick.-No sidewalk or crosswalk here-
after built, constructed or laid in the corpora te
limits of the City of Apalachicola shall be of wood,
but every such sidewalk shall, in the discretion of
the Mayor be of shell, concrete, cement or vitrified
brick. The word "shell" as herein used, shall be*
construed to mean shell that, either crushed or un-
crushed, will pass through a ring one and one-half
inches in diameter. The width of all sidewalks shall
be six feet, except that within the fire limits of said
city as specified and designated in the ordinance of
said city No. 154, the width of sidewalks in every'
case shall be ten feet: Provided, however, that on
Panton street the width of all sidewalks shall be six
feet. The construction of the sidewalks shall be sub-
stantial and according to the most approved prac-
tice.
Sec. 74. Notice to and Duty of Property Owners.
-It shall be the duty of all owners of real estate
within the corporate limits of the city, and they are
hereby required to construct uniform and substan-
tial sidewalks around their several lots, and to keep
the same in repair, and upon failure to do the same
after the hereinafter notice has been served, and
after the hereinafter provided time has elapsed after
the service of same, the City Council shall have the
same done, and the costs and expenses thereof shall










be a lien against said lots, which lien shall be en-
forced in the manner provided in Section 1039 of the
General Statutes of Florida. Said notice shall be in
writing, signed by the president of the council, and
countersigned by the City Clerk, and sealed with
the seal of the city, and shall be served by the City-
Marshal. The service of same shall be made on the
owner or owners of said city lot or lots by reading
the original or delivering a true copy to such owner
or owners, if said owner or owners be found within
the corporate limits of the city; otherwise same shall
be servedby delivering a true copy of same to an
adult person in possession or in charge of said lot or
lots. Where said owner or owners are non-residents
of said city and have no agent in the city known to
be such by the said council, said notice shall be
served by posting a true copy of same conspicuously
on the said lot or lots, and if the postotfice address of
said non-resident owner or owners is known to said
City Council also by the City Clerk mailing a true
copy of said notice to said owner or owners to their
said postoffice address. If the said owner or owners
are unknown to said council and the said lot or lots
are not occupied by tenants, service of said notice
shall be made by posting a true copy of said notice
conspicuously on said lot or lots. Where said notice
directs the construction of a sidewalk, the said con-
struction shall be completed within thirty days after
the date of the service of the .said notice. Where
said notice directs the repair of a sidewalk, said
sidewalk shall be repaired within ten days after the
service of said notice. The form of said notice sub-
stantially shall be as follows:

"The City of Apalachicola."
To ............................. ... ..
Greeting--Under and by the authority of the law








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you are hereby ordered within ............... days
after the service of this notice to construct (or re-
pair as the case may be) a sidewalk adjoining lot
......... in block ..... ..., herein described ac-
cording to the map of the said city. A permit ror
the same will be granted you on application to the
Mayor, which permit will specify material and
method of construction. Said sidewalk to be (con-
structed or repaired), adjoining that part of said lot
(or lots) adjoining .................. Street. (In
case the notice provides for the construction of a
sidewalk, the notice should further provide follow-
ing the word "street" and is to begin ............
......... and extend to .....................
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand
and caused the seal of said city to be affixed, this
the .........day of.........A. D. 191..

President of the City Council of said city.
Countersigned:
....... ......................
Clerk of said city."
Sec. 75. Oroeswalks.-By the word "crosswalk"
used in Sections 73, 74 and 75 is meant a footpath
other than a sidewalk.
Se. 76. Planting of Trees.-Trees planted in any
street of the city of eighty feet in width and up-
wards shall be planted as near as may be in a line
about nine feet distant from the front of the lots in
the several streets, and it shall be lawful for the city
under the direction of its officials to plant trees in
the middle of any street in the city, said trees to
be in a line in the middle of the streets, and not less
than about thirty feet apart from tree to tree.
Sec. 77, Protection of Tree.-It shall be unlaw-
ful for any person to remove or disturb any tree










planted in the street, whether near the 44ewalk or
in the middle of the street, or to tie qr hitcO stock,
horses o'r qtle to said trees or pny one of them, and
any person so offending shall, upon conviction, be
fined in the sum of not less than One Dollar nor
more than Five Dollars.
See. 78. Removal of Gmn, Itc., from Parks,
Streets, Eto.-It shall be unlawful for any person or
persons to remove from any street, alley, public-park
or square of the City of Apalachicola, Fla., or from
any real property owned by the said eity or whioh
may hereafter be owned by said city, any grass,
stone, earth or sand, or to dig into any street, alley,
public park or square for any purpose whatsoever.
Any person so offending shall upon conviction there-
of before the Mayor of said city, be punished by a
fine of not less than Ten or more than Fifty Dollars,
or by imprisonment not less than Ten days or more
than Thirty Days for each offense. Provided, That
it shall be no offense within the meaning of this sec-
tion for officers of said city and persons acting under
their authority to dig into the said streets, alleys or
parks or squares for the purpose of constructing
drains, or for digging into said street, alley, park or
square for any necessary purpose within their au-
thority.
SSec. 79, Replation Concerning Placing of Shells
on Street*.-It shall be unlawful for any person to
deposit oyster shells on any street or avenue or high-
way within the boundaries of the city without such
person or his or her employer having first obtained
from the Mayor of said city a written permit to so
deposit said oyster shells.
Sea 80. OwnurIip of beSU-Said permit shall
not be granted by the Mayor Wules the appleaat
therefore ahall eeecute to said eity istrwameat is










writing vesting in said city the ownership of the
shells to be deposited under the authority of said
permit. Said permit shall designate when and how
and for what period of time said shells may oe
deposited.
Sec. 81. Penalty.-Any person violating the pro-
visions of Section 81 of this ordinance or depositing
shells in a manner other than as authorized in said
permit shall be deemed guilty of maintaining a pub-
lic nuisance and on conviction shall be fined not ex-
ceeding' Twenty-five Dollars, or be imprisoned not
exceeding Thirty days, or by both such fine and im-
prisonment in the discretion of the Mayor.
Sec. 82. Obstruction of Sidewalks.-It shall be
unlawful for any person to deposit or cause to be
deposited, any boxes, barrels, or any other articles
or things on any of the sidewalks in said city, or in
any other way obstruct the free passage of persons
on the same. Any person violating this section shall
be liable to said city in a penalty of Ten Dollars for
each and every such offense.
Sec. 83. Removing Earth from Street, Ete.-It
It shall be unlawful for any person to remove the
search from any of the streets, squares or alleys,
promenades or lots belonging to said city, or to dig
or cut up the same without a permit from the Mayor.,
Every person violating the provisions of this sec-
tion shall be liable to said city in a penalty of Two
Dollars for each and every such offense, one-half to
be paid to the informer.
Sec. 84.. Obstruction of Street.-It shall be un-
lawful for any person to deposit or cause to be de-
posited in Water Street within forty feet of the
front of the stores, or within any of the other streets
or squares of the city, any lumber, bricks, cotton or
other article which may in any manner obstrfct the










free passage therein, without first having obtained a
license from the Mayor, which license shall be sub-
ject to recall by him at any time. Provided, That
such license shall be confined to building materials
for use when buildings are being erected or repaired.
Any person violating the provisions of this section
shall be liable to said city in a penalty of Five Dal-
lars for each and every such offense, and Ten Dol-
lars for each and every day he or she shall fail to
remove such deposit after being notified by the
Marshal.
Sec. 85. Grading of Wharf Lots.-It shall be the
duty of all owners of wharf and other lots in said
city to have the same filled up to the grade of the
street in front thereof, and whenever the City Coun-
cil shall find it necessary to alter the grade of any
street, the owner or owners of lots adjacent thereto
shall so increase or decrease the grade of such lot
or lots to conform to such alterations. Any person
or persons failing or refusing to comply with the
provisions of this section for the space of one week
after being notified by the Mayor shall be liable to
the city in the penalty of Five Dollars for each day
he or she shall fail or refuse.
Sec. 86. Encroaching on Streets.J-Any person
building, or otherwise encroaching on any of the
streets of said city shall be liable to said city in a
penalty of Ten Dollars, and in the further sum of
Five Dollars for each and every day he or she shall
fail or refuse to .remove any obstruction in said
street after being notified by the Mayor.
Sec. 87. Building on Public Property.-It shall
be unlawful for. any person to erect or cause to be
erected, any building or buildings whatsoever, in
any of the streets or alleys, or upon any of the
wharves of said city, and each and every person en-
3-Ap.










gaged in the erection of any building or buildings as
aforesaid shall be liable to said city in the penalty
of Twenty Dollars for each and every such offense;
and each and every person causing any building to
be erected as aforesaid shall be liable to said city in
the penalty of Fifty Dollars for each and every such
offense.
Bec. 88. Duty of Mayor.-Whenever it shall be
reported to the Mayor that any building is being
erected in violation of the proceeding section, he
shall forthwith require the City Surveyor imme-
diately to investigate said report, and if upon ex-
-amination he shall find such building to be on any
street, alley, square, or upon any wharf, he shall,
without delay, report the same to the Mayor in writ-
ing, who shall then direct the Marshal to notify the
owner or owners of such building to remove the
same within twenty-four hours, and upon the refusal
or neglect of such owner or owners to remove said
building in the time specified, to take with him such
force as he may deem necessary and remove the
same.
Sec. 89. Cost to be Paid by Owner.-All expenses
incurred by the Marshal in the removal of any build-
ing or material shall be indemnified by the owner
thereof, and the Marshal is hereby directed and re-
quired to hold the same until the expense is paid.
If at the expiration of ten days from the seizure
thereof the expenses as aforesaid shall not be paid,
the marshal shall sell the said building or material
to the highest bidder at public outcry-Provided,
He shall have given ten days notice by posting of
the time and place of sale at three public places in
the city.
Sec. 90. Obstructing Marha in anforoement.-
All persons obstructing in any manner the marshal










in the removal of any building, or in the enforcing
of any of the three foregoing sections shallbe liable
to said city in the penalty of Twenty Dollars for
each and every offense, and any person in any way
obstructing the City Surveyor in the discharge of
his duty shall be liable to said city in the penalty of
Twenty Dollars for each and every such offense.
Sec. 91. Service of Notioe.-A notice served
upon the master workman or foreman engaged in
the erection of any building in violation of the
Section 88 hereof, shall be deemed the same
as if served upon the owner or owners thereof; and
any attempt to erect a building by breaking.ground
or hauling material shall subject the person or per-
sons so offending to the penalties of the Section 87
hereof,
Sec. 92. Negleetful Oflr object to ~he val.-
The refusal or neglect of the City Surveyor or Mar-
shal to promptly and efficiently carry into effect the
89th, 90th or 91st sections hereof shall subject the
officer so offending to removal from office, and the
forfeiture of whatever pay may be due him.

CHAPTER V-WATERWORKS AND SEWERS.
Sec. 93. Applicatios for WatM.-Applicationm
for water must be made to the City Engineer on
blanks furnished by him, and applicants must be
classified as nearly as possible according to the
quantity used. Said application must state the loca-
ion of the promises and the uses for which the water
s desired.
Sec. 94. ixtures and RepaiM.-Persons taking
after must keep their own water pipes and all fix-
res connected therewith, in good repair, and pro-
it from freezing. They must provide a stop and
aste cock properly located within the premises,









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and have the pipes so arranged that the water can
be drawn whenever there is danger of freezing.
Water will not be furnished any promises not pro-
vided with the said stop cock.
Sec. 95. Officers May Enter Premises.-The of-
ficers of the water works, their agents and assist-
ants, may enter the premises of any water consumer
at any reasonable time to examine the water pipes
and fixtures, the quantity of water used, and the
manner of its use and in cases of any fraudulent
representation on the part of any water consumer,
or any unnecessary waste of water, the payments
shall be forfeited and the supply of water stopped.
Sec. 96. Sprinklers.--Street and water sprink-
lers shall not be converted into hydrants, jets or
fountains, nor allowed to run to waste in the gutters
or upon the lawns, or in the yards, but must be kept
closed except when used for sprinkling purposes.
Sec. 97. Size of Nozzle.-No hose shall be used
without a nozzle, and no nozzle allowed more than
one quarter of an inch in diameter, except for fire
purposes.
Sec. 98. Fire.-No hose or fountain shall be al-
lowed to run in time of fire.
Sec. 99. Hydrants, taps, hose, water closets,
urinal, baths or other fixtures are not permitted to
be kept running when not in actual use.
Sec. 100. Consumer Not to Sell.-Any water con-
sumer is positively not allowed to sell water or allow
it to be used by any person, or for any purpose ex-
cept those specified in the original application,
Sec. 101. Rent to be Forfeited.-Any water con-
sumer who shall permit a neighbor, builder or any
other person or persons, except to aid in extinguish-










ing fire, to use the water from his or her fixtures
without written permission to do so from the city
engineer will forfeit their rent advanced, and have
the water turned off, provided any person living out-
side of the water supply district which is hereafter
designated, be allowed to use wa ter, from nearest
tap without charge until the water supply district is
extended to include the block in which the said per-
son lives.
Sec. 102. Notice to Discontinue.-Anyone wish-
ing to discontinue the use of water must give writ-
ten notice thereof to the city engineer, and no deduc-
tion will be allowed for the fractional part of the
month in which said notice is given and no deduc-
tion will be allowed for a shorter period than one
month.
Sec. 103. Fire Pipes in Buildilgs.-Pipes erected
in buildings for fire protection may be four inches
in diameter, all outlets to such pipes must be sealed,
and no charges will be made for water for the pur-
pose of extinguishing fires. Whenever the seals on
the outlets have been broken it is required that the
landlord or the consumer notify the city engineer
and the seals will be renewed.
Sec. 104. Water Rents.-All water rents are due
and payable quarterly in advance, to-wit; between
the first and fifth of January, April, July and Octo-
ber, except where the consumer uses a meter.
Sec. 105. Meter Rates.-All water rents, in cases
where the consumer uses a meter, shall be due and
collected as follows: On the day the water is turned
on the applicant shall pay to the city the sum of
$3.00 and on each succeeding quarter he shall pay to
the city the amount actually due as per meter read-
ing, providing that same shall not be less than $2.50
per quarter. In case that same is less than $2.50 per










quarter, he shall be due the city the spm of $2.50.
In case the applicant shall wish to discontinue the
water, his $3.00 shall be refunded upon his paying
the amount due the city as above provided.
Sec. 106. Payment in Advance.-At the time of
making application for water, the person making
application shall pay into the city clerk the rent due
from the date the water is turned on to the next suc-
ceeding quarterly payment.
Sec. 107. Failure to Pay Water Rent.-Upon
failure of payment of water rent, the water will be
shut off without notice.
Sec. 108. Fee for Turning On.-Whenever water
has been turned off for nonpayment of rent or for
violation of any of the rules adopted, it shall not be
turned on again, except by the city engineer, on
order of the city clerk, and the sum of one dollar
shall be paid the city for such service.
See. 109. One Hour's Notioe.-It shall be the
duty of the city engineer to cause notice to be given
to all consumers within any district to be shut off
at least one hour previous to shutting off, except in
case of accident, in which case the water shall be
shut off without notice.
Sec. 110. No Olaim Against City.-It is expressly
stipulated by and between the city and the water
purchasers that no claim shall be made against the
city on account of the bursting or breaking of any
main or service pipe, or any accidental failure in the
supply of water.
Sec. 111. Water Distrit.-The above referred
to water district is understood to mean the
following lots and blocks of the City of Apalachicola,
Fla., according to a map or plat of the said city
now in most general use. Block C, first range; C,










second range; D, first range; D, second range; E,
first range; E, second range; F. first range; F, see-
,d orange; G, first range; G, second range; H, first
range, H, second range; 1, 2, 3, 4, k 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
61, 184, 195, 186, 187, 188, 24, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 63,
179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 20, 21, 22, 23, 2, 4, 25, 26,27,
28, 29, 30, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45,
49, 47, 48, 49, 60, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 84,
97 and S.
All lots bordering on river front from lot No. B to
lot No. G. inclusive.
Sec. 112. Right to Change Rules.-The City
Council reserves the right to alter or amend any of
the foregoing rules whenever in their judgment pub-
lie interest may require.
Sec. 113. Water Rates.-Tappmg rates, water
rates and charges for the water supply shall be as
follows:
Tapping, including corporation cock, sidewalk
stop valve, well and pipe connections for one half-
inch pipe, Eleven Dollars; for three-fourth inch pipe,
Twelve Dollars; for one inch pipe, Twenty-five Dol-
lars, payable in advance.
Dwellings, per annum, 1 faucet, Six Dollars; each
additional faucet, Three Dollars.
Bath Tubs-First tub, Four Dollars; each addi-
tional tub, Two Dollars.
Closets-First closet, Four Dollars; each addi-
tional closet, Two Dollars.
Urinals-Eaph, Three Dollars per year. All flush-
ing arrangements being automatic.
Stores, per annum, 1 faucet, Six Dollars; each ad-
ditional faucet, Three Dollars.
Soda Fontains-At fount only, for all wse about
fount, Twelve Dollars.










Saloons-One faucet, Fifteen Dollars; each addi-
tional faucet, Three Dollars.
Restaurants-- faucet, Twelve Dollars; each addi-
tional faucet, Three Dollars.
Hotels and Boarding Houses n rooms and
der, one faucet, Six Dollars; each additional fauc
Three Dollars. Over ten rooms, Twelve Dolls,
each additional faucet, Three Dollars.
Livery, Feed and Sales Stables-Twenty stalls
and under for drinking purposes only, 1 faucet,
Twenty-four Dollars; each additional faucet, Three
Dollars; washing purposes, one faucet, Twelve Dol-
lars. Not over fifty stalls, for drinking purposes
only, one faucet, Forty-eight Dollars; each addi-
tional faucet, Six Dollars; washing purposes, one
faucet, Twenty-four Dollars.
Oyster and Fish Houses-- faucet, Fifteen Dol-
lars; each additional faucet, Three Dollars.
Barber Shops-1 chair, Six Dollars; each addition-
al chair, Two Dollars.
Offices-1 faucet, Six Dollars; eacadditional
faucet, Three Dollars.
Shops and Factories-10 hands or under, 1 faucet,
Twelve Dollars; each additional faucet, Three Dol-
lars.
Laundries, (not steam)-1 faucet, Eighteen Dol-
lars; each additional faucet, Three Dollars.
Meters-Meter rates only.
Meters to be paid for by consumer. Meter rates
in all cases, Fifteen Cents per 1,000 gallons. Mini-
mum rates for meters, Ten Dollars per year.
All users of water not specified shall be reserved
for a special rate.
Sec. 114. Rate for Sewer 0onnectiom.-A regu-
lar tapping fee of Twelve Dollars shall be charged











for tapping the main sewer and for bringing the
house connection up to the properly line, the city to
furnish all labor and materials.

CHAPTER VI-ELECTRIC LIGHTS.
Sec. 115. Electric Lighting Regulations.-It
shall be unlawful for any electric light company or
any individual or corporation engaged in furnishing
for compensation electric street lights to the City of
Apalachicola to fail to exercise reasonable and ordi-
nary care in lighting and keeping lit each street
light on such nights and during such times when by
the terms of their contract such lights are required
to be lit.
Sec. 116. Penalty for Violation.-Any electric
light company or individual or corporation engaged
in furnishing for compensation electric street lights
to the City of Apalachicola, who shall for one half
hour or more fail to light, or who shall for such
period suffer to remain unlit any street light when
by the terms of their contract such company, in-
dividual or corporation is required to have such
light lit and burning, shall be deemed guilty of a
violation of section 115. When such failure to light
or such failure to keep lit such light is the result
proximately of the failure on the part of such com-
pany, individual or corporation to use ordinary and
reasonable skill and care in lighting such light, pre-
paring same for lighting and in such manner that it
would burn for time required by contract, or in mak-
ing preparation for the lighting of same or the keep-
ing of the same lit, after a hearing as hereinafter
provided said company, individual or corporation on
conviction of a violation of this ordinance shall for-
feit and pay to the city the sum of Five Dollars for
each and every offense. Provided, however, That not










more than five forfeitures shall be imposed for any
one night during which violations are proved.
Sec. 117. Procedure to Determine Liablity.-
The procedure for the determination of the liability
of said person, company or corporation mentioned
in section 115-116 shall be as follows:
On complaint under oath, taken before the Mayor
of the city alleging facts showing a violation of sec-
tion 116, the Mayor shall issue a warrant or notice
directed to the said individual, company or corpora-
tion which shall be served as process is served in the
State courts by the Marshal or any policeman of
said city, which notice or warrant shall state the
facts alleged in the affidavit, and shall command in
the name of the City of Apalachicola that such com-
pany, individual or corporation shall appear at a
trial of said matter to be held before the Ma or on a
day not less than five days after the service of said
warrant or notice, on the day designated in the said
notice or warrant, the Mayor shall proceed to hear
the evidence touching the matter alleged in the com-
plaint, and shall determine whether there has been
on the part of the defendant or defendants, that is
to say, the said individuals, company or corpora-
tion, as the case may be, a violation of this or-
dinance, and if the Mayor shall determine that there
has been a violation of this ordinance on the part of,
such defendant or defendants, he shall sentence the
defendant or defendants to forfeit and pay to the said
city for each and every offense proved the sum of
Five Dollars, together with the costs of the proceed-
ings. He shall enter his judgment on his docket and
shall forthwith certify his judgment to the Council
of the city who shall deduct from any money or
moneys due said defendant or defendants, the
amount of such fine or forfeiture at the next ensuing
settlement with said defendant or defendants, and










shall pay one-half of suh Five Dollars fine to the
party making said complaint Proviled, however,
That no judgment adverse to such defendant or
defendants is to be rendered unless the allegations
relative to the light in question having been left
until for half an hour is established to the satisfae-
tion of the Mayor by the testimony of at least two
witnesses.
Sec. 118. Mayor to Exercise Discretion.-The
Mayor in determining the issue of whether the
defendant or defendants exercised ordinary and rea-
sonable care and skill is to take into consideration
all of the circumstances of the case, and where the
evidence shows that the exercise of ordinary and
reasonable care and skill on the part of the defend-
ant or defendants would have prevented the light in
question from having ceased to burn for the period
of.half an hour, and that the light ceased to burn on
account of the failure on the part of the defendant
to have equipped the light or plant with carbons or
appliances that ordinary and reasonable care would
have dictated, he should find against the defendant
or defendants.
Soc. 119. Prima Pacie Evidence and Burden of
Proof.-If the evidence establishes that the light re-
mained unlit for the period of two hours in violation
of the terms of the contract, this shall prima facie
be deemed sufficient evidence to authorize a judg-
ment adverse to the defendant or defendants, and on
such showing the burden of proof shall shift to the
defendant or defendants, upon whom it shall then
devolve to show that the fact of the light having
remained unlit for such period of two hours could
not not have been avoided by them by the exercise
of ordinary and reasonable care and aill.
See 13o. Promedlngs e on Appl.-If an appeal









be taken from the judgment of the Mayor or a writ
of certiorari issued to such judgment and the party
appealing or prosecuting such writ shall obtain a
supersedeas, then in such event the City Council
shall order the amount held back under such judg-
ment paid over to the party having obtained such
supersedeas.
CHAPTER VII-CEMETERIES.
Sec. 121. Closing Chestnut Cemetery.-It shall
be unlawful to use the old Chestnut Street Cemetery
located on Blocks 31 and the south half of 22 and
that portion of Mamnolia Street between said blocks
aforesaid and the alleys in them for purposes of
general burial, and the clerk of the city is positively
forbidden to grant any permit for burial in said
cemetery hereafter under a penalty of not less than
Twenty-five Dollars. The City Sexton is also for-
bidden under the same penalty to permit any grave
to be dug in said cemetery, or any burial to take
place therein, unless under the circumstances here-
inafter mentioned, and said cemetery is hereby
closed for all purposes of general burial.
Sec. 122. Permit-Under Certain Circumstances.-
The Mayor of the city, and in his absence or in-
ability, from sickness or otherwise, to act, the presi-
dent of the Council may order a permit to be issued
for the burial in said cemetery of the following per-
sons, and no others, and if the relationship of the
deceased is not personally known to the above
officers, they may require proof thereof. If the
deceased has buried in said cemetery a Father,
Mother, Brother, Sister, Child, Husband or Wife,
the permit aforesaid may be ordered issued by the
Mayor or President of the Council, and the City
Sexton is fully authorized to have the deceased
buried in said cemetery. The permit must state the




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name of the cemetery, and must also state that the
Mayor or president of the Council has ordered the
same to take place in the "Old Chestnut Street
Cemetery," and unless the permit does so state, the
sexton shall not bury the deceased in the said ceme-
tery under the penalty of not less than Fifty Dollars.
Sec. 123. Magnolia Cemetery.-The north half of
the south quarter of Magnolia Cemetery is and
shall be used as a burial ground. for white paupers,
and the south half of the south quarter of said ceme-
tery is and shall be used as a burial ground for
colored paupers. The west quarter of said cemetery
shall be used as a burial ground for colored people
who desire to buy lots therein, and all that portion
of said cemetery on the river side of Central Avenue
is and shall be used as a burial ground for white
people.
Sec. 124. Sale of Lota.-All lots in said cemetery
not included in either of the pauper burial grounds
shall be Eight Dollars per lot, cash, which said sum
shall be paid over to the Clerk of the city before any
grave shall be dug on any lot in said cemetery other
than pauper's graves, and when so paid to the clerk,
he is authorized to give to purchaser or purchasers a
deed thereto in the name of the city, specifying
therein the Number of the lot or lots and division
of the cemetery in which it lies, and he shall duly
keep a record of said sale. The said deed shall also
be signed by the Mayor. The clerk may sell to
any one a portion of a lot at the rate of Two Dollars
and Fifty cents per grave. Fifty cents of the sum
paid for single grave and One Dollar of the sum paid
for each lot shall go to the clerk for the deeds to
same.
Sec. 125. Mahal to Set Off Lots.-It shall be
unlawful for any person or persons to erect or build










any fence or monument on any lot or lots in Mag-
nolia Cemetery without first having the City Mar-
shal to define and stake off the boundary lines of
such lot or lots, and any person or persons encroach-
ing upon the alleys or avenues, or upon other lot or
lots with any fence monument or other improve-
ments, shall be required to remove same at their own
expense, and upon failure to do so as soon as noti-'
fled, or to comply with the requirements of this sec-
tion, shall, on conviction, be fined not less than Two
Dollars and Fifty cents and costs, nor more than
Twenty-five Dollars and costs, or by imprisonment at
the discretion of the Mayor.
Sec. 126. Protection, Fenes, Monuments and
Trees.-It shall be unlawful for any person or per-
sons to tie or hitch any horse or team to any of the
trees, shrubbery or fences or monuments in said
Cemetery, and anyone so offending, shall, upon con-
viction be fined as prescribed in section 125.
Sec. 127. Burial Permit.-It shall be unlawful
for any person to bury the body of any deceased per-
son in a City Cemetery without first obtaining from
the City Clerk a burial permit. Said permit shall
contain the name of the deceased and his or her age
and date of death and cause of death. Any person
violating the provisions of this ordinance shall be
fined not exceeding Fifty Dollars or imprisoned not
more than Thirty days.

CHAPTER VIII--FIRE PROTECTION, BUILD-
ING, ETC.
Sec. 128. Fire Limits.-There shall be estab-
lished and is hereby established a fire limit, the
bounds of which shall be, and is hereby defined and
prescribed as follows : Begin at the junction of Pan-
ton Street with Water Street and from thence run










north or nearly so along the southwest side of Water
Street up to the Junction of Water and Cherry
Street with alley dividing- Block Three; thence
southeasterly down the northeast side of said alley
in said Block Three to Chestnut Street; thence across
in said Block Three to Chestnut Street, thence across
to and northwesterly up the southeast side of Chest-
nut Street to the Junctibn of Chestnut Street with
the alley dividing Block Nine; thence southeasterly
along the northeast side of said alley to the junction
of said alley with Centre Street; thence northeast-
erly down the northwest side of Centre Street to
Market Street; thence southeasterly down Market
Street to the Junction with Panton Street; thence
down the northerly side of Panton Street to Water
Street at the place of beginning, the boundary of
which limit shall include all of Blocks "D" 1, "E"
1 and "F" 1; "D" 2, "E"' 2 and "F" 2; Lots 1, 2,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 in Block 2; Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and
5 in Block 9.
Sec. 129. Frame, Wooden or Ironclad Buildings
Prohibited.-It shall be unlawful to build or erect
any frame, wooden or ironclad building or attach
any frame, wooden or ironclad addition to any build-
ing within the limit or bounds described in section
128.
Sec. 13 Combustible Roof Prohibited.-It shall
be unlawful to cover the roof of any building within
the limit or bounds described in section 128, 'with
shingles, boards or other easily ignited material.
See. 131. Remove of Buildings.-The removal
of any frame, wooden or ironclad building front any
part of the city to within the limit or bounds de-
scribed in section 128 shall for the purposes of this
ordinance be construed as an erection in said limits.
See. 132. Penalty for Violatio.--Any property










owner, lessee, contractor, laborer, or any other per-
son who violates this ordinance or assists or partici-
pates in the violation of any of the provisions of the
same, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be
fined not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars, or sen-
tenced to Thirty Days imprisonment in the jail of
the city.
Sec. 133. Building Permits.-No person, firm or
corporation shall erect, construct or build or repair
any building or any annex or extension to any build-
ing without first obtaining from the Mayor of the
city a permit, which permit shall be in writing, to
make such repairs or to erect or construct or build
any such building or annex or extension thereto.
Sec. 134. Mayor to Issue. It shall be the duty
of the Mayor to issue said written permit on appli-
cation of persons desiring same when the applicant
for the permit notifies the Mayor of the general
character of the building, annex or extension thereto
which it is desired to repair or construct, and the
Mayor shall, in said permit, describe the general
character of the building thereby authorized to be
built or repaired. Provided, That the Mayor shall
issue no permit authorizing the construction of a
building of material and of a character prohibited
by the city ordinances,
Sec. 135. Penalty for Violation.-Any person
violating the provisions of Section 133 shall, on con-
viction, be punished by a fine not exceeding One
Hundred Dollars, or by imprisonment not exceed-
ing Sixty days, or by both such fine and imprison-
ment, at the discretion of the Mayor.
Sec. 136. Burning of Slabs.-All fires made and
kept by any saw mills in operation within the limits
of the City of Apalachicola for the purpose of burn-
ing slabs or other refuse lumber, and which en-










dangers the property in the immediate vicinity by
increasing the chances of fire, or tend to annoy the
neighborhood by reason of enveloping houses there-
in in smoke or falling sparks and cinders, are hereby
declared to be dangerous and a nuisance.
Sec. 137. Complaint and Invetigatioa-Upon
complaint in writing being made by any two citi-
zens who are householders or keepers, to the Mayor
against said fire mentioned in Section 136 the Mayor
shall appoint three disinterested persons who shall
view the said fire complained of and report to him
in writing as to whether, in their opinion, such fires
expose neighboring property to unnecessary danger,
or are a nuisance within the meaning of section 136,
which report shall be laid before the City Council
which shall be immediately convened for this action.
See. 138. Determinaton and AbMtemeant-Upon
such report being submitted to the Council, they
shall proceed to hear and determine said report, and
should the report be concurred in by the Council,
the Mayor shall cause five days notice to be given
to the Mill parties making or causing said fire to be
burned, to either extinguish them, or to make such
alterations proper and requisite in keeping up said
fire as shall no longer endanger neighboring houses
or property to fire or the annoyance of citizens by
reason of their premises being often enveloped in
stifling smoke, falling sparks and burning cinders.
The notice given by the Mayor shall be in writing,
and served by the Marshal. If at the expiration of
the five days time the fires are still kept burning,
and no alteration made in regard to the appliance
for burning as may be deemed proper and necessary
to protect neighboring property from fire and citi-
zens from annoyance from smoke and cinders and
sparks, the Mayor shall direct the Marshal to cause
said fires to be extinguished and the parties operate
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ing the mills and carrying said fires shall be liable
for all the expense incurred by the Marshal in per-
formance of his duty in relation thereto.
Sec. 139. Penalty.-Any person resisting or ob-
structing the Marshal in the performance of his duty
or refusing to comply with the provisions of the
foregoing sections shall be liable to the city in a
penalty of not more than Twenty Dollars, at the dis-
cretion of the Mayor, and also a fine of Ten Dollars
for each and every day such fires are kept burning
after the expiration of the notice mentioned in the
foregoing section.
Sec. 140. Regulation of Tugs and Steamboats at
or Near the Wharf.-It shall be unlawful to use
"jets" or "exhausts" in the stacks of any steam-
boat or steamtug, or to needlessly allow sparks to
escape from the furnace while such steamboat or
steam-tub is at or near any wharf within the cor-
porate limits of the city. Any person violating the
provisions of this section shall, upon conviction be
fined not exceeding Fifty Dollars.
Sec. 141. Duty of Marshal at Fires.-In case of
fire it shall be the duty of the Marshal give the alarm
mad repair immediately afterwards to the place
where the fire may be, and then use his best exertion
under the directions of the Mayor, or some member
of the Council, if the Mayor be absent, for the preser-
vation of public peace, prevention of theft or
destruction of property.
Sec. 142. R.idents to Assist at Fire.-All resi-
dents of the place present at any fire are hereby re-
quired to obey any order given by the Mayor, or if
he be absent, by any member of the Council who is
present to assist in extinguishing the fire, removing
goods, etc. Any person refusing to obey such com-
mand or order, shall be subject to a ithe of Ten Dol-
lars or imprisonment for Thirty days.










Sec. 14. RDeSlatie of Chimney and Stem
Pipe.-It shall be the duty'of all owners or occa.
pants of any building house, kitchen, store or other
buildings,, when fires are kept to have constructed
good, safe and suffcient chimneys thereto at least
three feet above the roof of stch house, except in
Cases where the roofs are covered with a fire proof
material, and all stove pipes are prohibited from
projecting through the roof or under said building,
-but must be properly placed in a safe chimney, and
said stove pipes, chimneys and fire places must be
kept free from soot. Any owner or occupant violat-
ing the provisions of this section shall be subject,
for the first ~offense, to a fine of Ten Dollars, and for
every subsequent violation to a fine of Twenty, Dol-
lars.
Sec. 144. Seattle Doon in Reof of Buildings.-
Every building of two or more stories in height
shall be provided with a scuttle do6r in the roof
thereof, with a ladder permanently placed sufficient
to reach the roof of the building. Any owner fail-
ing to comply with the provisions of this section
shall be subject to said city in penalty of Ten Dol-
lars for every month he shall so fail to comply, said
fine to be assessed as a tax upon the building if the
owner be a non-resident.
Sec. 145. Blowing of Whistles.-It shall be un-
lawful for any perasn to cause any steam whistle to
blow or sound within the city limits at intervals of
less than fifteen minute, a anany person who causes
any steam whistle within the limits of the city to
sound or blow more than thee short blasts shall be
deemed guilty or disorderly conduct. These three
blasts shall be deemed one blowing or sounding.
Any person violating the provisions of this section,
and any person aensary thereto Aty advris in-
structing oe preotIWg the violation of said section,










shall, on conviction be fined not exceeding Fifty
Dollars, or imprisoned for not more than Sixty days.
Sec. 146. Aocessories.-The foreman, manager or
owner of the plant of vessel of which any steam
whistle is a part shall be deemed prima facie to have
been an accessary to any proven violation of the two
proceeding sections, whether the principal be con-
victed or not.
Sec. 147. Provided.-Nothing in Sections 145 or
146 shall apply to any signaling or blowing of
whistles blown strictly under the provisions of the
rules and regulations prescribed by authority of the
United States for the government of steam vessels,
or similar regulations prescribed by the pilot com-
missions for the port of Apalachicola, nor to blowing
of whistles as an alarm in case of fire.

CHAPTER IX-PUBLIC HEALTH.
Sec. 148. Screening of Cisterns.-It shall be un-
lawful for any owner or occupant of any premises
within the corporate limits of Apalachicola to own,
maintain or keep on such premises any open cisterns
or other reservoir or receptacle used as a cistern
without first screening such cistern in a manner pro-
vided in section 149.
Sec. 149. Requirements of Screen.-All cisterns
shall be thoroughly screened in such manner as will
shut out mosquitoes and other insects, and will
effectively prevent them from entering the waters
in said cistern. The screening shall consist of or-
dinary wire screen of brass or other metalic sub-
stance of good quality with meshes not more than
one twelfth of an inch in width. This ordinance
shall not apply nor be construed against any cistern
already effectively screened or to those boarded up










cisterns or covered in such a manner as to prevent
the infection of the water by mosquitoes or other
insects.
Se. 150. Marshal and Police to Inspect-It shall
be the duty of the City Marshal and City Police to
inspect as often as directed by the mayor the several
cisterns throughout the city, and in case any cistern
is deemed by them not to be properly screened, they
shall report to the owner or custodian of said cistern
and order him at once to properly screen same. If
such persons refuse or neglect to do.so for forty-
eight hours after such notice, he shall be deemed to
have committed a misdemeanor and shall upon con-
viction thereof before the Mayor be punished by
a fine not to exceed Twenty-five Dollars or by im-
prisonment not to exceed Thirty days.
Sec. 151. Notice to Owner and Penalty.-In case
the Marshal or Police discover any cistern which is
not screened in any manner, they shall at once report
to the owner or custodian of such cistern and order
him forthwith to screen the same, and if such per-
sons shall not within forty-eight hours after such
notice screen such cistern under the provisions of
this ordinance he shall be deemed guilty of a mis-
demeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined
not less than Thirty Dollars or be imprisoned in the
City jail or lock-up for a period not to exceed Thirty
days.
Sec. 152. Construction of Ordinance.-Where-
ever the word cistern is used in the foregoing sec-
tions it shall be construed to apply and include and
mean any tank, artificial reservoir, barrel, or other
receptacle used for the purpose of catching and hold-
ing water, and where the masculine term is used it
shall be held to apply to and include the feminine,
and where the singular is used it shall apply to and










include the plural, and where the plural is used it
shall apply to and include the singular.
Sec. 153. Other Receptacles of Water.-It shall
be unlawful for any person to maintain or keep or
suffer to be maintained or kept on his premises or
premises occupied by him or directly adjacent there-
to any vessels, cans, trays, or other receptacles not
included or understood to be included in the term cis-
tern, containing water except for the ordinary pur-
\poses of providing drink for domestic fowls and ani-
mals and other ordinary daily uses required. Any
person violating this section shall be punished by
fine not exceeding Thirty Dollars or by imprison-
ment not exceeding Thirty days.
Sec. 154.. Disposition of Trash and Refuse.-All
owners, tenants or occupiers-of stores, houses or en-
cloures, and all merchants, shopkeeper, grocers,
tradesmen, printers, hotel keepers or persons of
other occupations and professions occupying prem-
ises, or keepers of any public building or corpora-
tion property or any other persons whomsoever shall
keep within their yards at the rear thereof, so that
same may be easily reached by a scavenger cart, or
upon the sidewalk or street adjacent to said prop-
erty, a box or barrel of sufficient size, and of sightly
appearance in which shall be deposited all of their
rubbish, dirt, trash, paper or other refuse matter
existing in said building or enclosure, and the same
matter of any description as aforesaid, shall be
placed in said box or barrel by "uch person occupy-
ing the same. Where such box'e barrel is placed
without the enclosure the same shall be provided
with a suitable cover to prevent animals from scat-
tering same over the streets. Such box or barrel or
other receptiele above mentioned shall be of such
size that same may be handled by one man without
assistance.










Sec. 155. Scavenger to Remove.-It shall be the
duty of the scavenger to remove from such box or
barrel all rubbish matter therein contained at least
once each week, except in cases of grocery stores or
meat markets or other places of business, the said
scavenger shall remove said waste from said recep-
tacle once each day except Sundays.
See. 156. Premdss, Streets and Vacant Lots.-It
shall be the duty of every person owning premises or
occupying same as aforesaid to keep his or her yard
free from any waste paper, trash or other excre-
ment, and it shall be unlawful for any person whom-
soever to throw into any street, alley way or upon
any vacant lot within the city limits any waste
paper, paper or trash, or filth of any nature what-
ever. Any person who violates this section of the
ordinance shall upon conviction before the Mayor
be fined not less than One Dollar and not more than
Fifteen Dollars, or be confined in the city jail or
lock-up not more than ten days for each offense, or
both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of
the Mayor.
All markets, grocery stores and bakeries shall
provide in addition to the above box or barrel a tight
garbage can in which vegetables and animal waste
only shall be placed, and it shall be the duty of the
city scavenger to remove such vegetables and animal
matter once each day except Sundays.
SSee. 157. Duty of Soaveager-The scavenger
driver shall not in any case be allowed to assist or
do any work or cleaning on any premises while on
duty, except to empty the waste or receptacles into
the city cart.
Sec. 158 Penalty.-Any person wh9 permits or
allows or suffers his premises to become congested
with paper, trash or other unsightly matter, shall











be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall upon convic-
tion thereof before the Mayor be fined not less than
One Dollar and not more than Ten Dollars, or be
confined in the city jail or lock-up not more than
Ten day for each offense, or both fine and imprison-
ment, in the sound discretion of the Mayor.
Sec. 159. Regulations Governing Water Closets.
-It shall be unlawful for any person or persons,
firm or corporation, to own, operate, use, or main-
tain within Blocks "E" 1, "E"' 2; Lots 1, 2, 3, 7,
8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17, and Lots 1, 2, 18, 19 and 20;
Block "F" 1; Lots 1, 2, 19 and 20; Block "FI 2;
Lots 8,.9, 10 and 11; Block "D" 1, Lots 4, 5, 6, 7,
8 and 9; Block "D" 2, Lots 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and
Block "C" 2, of the City of Apalachicola, Fla., any
open or surface water closet or privy. By open or
surface water-closet or. privy is meant any water
closet or privy not flushed and connected in the
proper manner with the sewer. Any person violat-
ing this section shall upon conviction before. the
Mayor be fined not less than One Dollar or more
than Twenty-five Dollars, or be imprisoned not less
than One day nor more than Thirty days, or both
such fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the
Mayor.
It shall be the duty of the Mayor to give notice to
persons owning using or operating any surface or
open water closet or privy within said blocks to im-
mediately discontinue the use of same and to remove
same, and upon failure and refusal to comply with
said notice within thirty days, to issue a warrant
and have such person brought before him and upon
conviction such person shall be punished by fine not
exceding Twenty-five Dollars or imprisonment not
exceeding Thirty days, or both in the discretion of
the Mayor.











Sec. 160. Regulation of Surface Closets.-It shall
be unlawful to maintain or construct a surface closet
or privy within the city limits unless same shall
be constructed and maintained in such manner as to
prevent chickens and other domestic fowls and
domestic animals from getting access to the garbage
or manure contained in said closets or privies. Any
person violating the provisions of jth section shall
be deemed guilty of maintaining d public nuisance,
and upon conviction therefore, shall be punished by
a fine not exceeding Twenty-five Dollars, or by im-
prisonment not exceeding Thirty days, or by both
such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the
Mayor.
Sec. 161. Disposition of Unclean Matter.-It
shall be the duty of every householder, tenant or
other principal occupant of any premises within the
limits of the City of Apalachicola on which is
created any sink or other place for the deposit of
filthy substance capable of creating noxious gases
or unwholesome odors by being so deposited and ex-
posed to the atmosphere, to clean out, cleanse and
renovate such sink or other place by removing or
causing to be removed such substances to some place
beyond the city limits, or by burying the same at
least two feet underground, which duty shall be per-
formed at least once in each and every month during
the year.
Sec. 162. Enforcement of Section 161,-It shall
be the duty of the City Marshal to see that the pro-
visions of the proceeding section are complied with,
and whenever it shall come to his knowledge by
observation or information that any such sink or
place has been unlawfully neglected, he shall cause
the same to be cleaned and renovated as therein
provided at least cost necessary, which cost shall be
paid by the person whose duty it is to do the same,










together with the sum of One Dollar to the Marshal
for his personal attention and his necessary costs of
collection, and any person so charged neglecting or
refusing to pay the charges herein provided for on
presentation of the bill of costs by the Marshal shall
be liable to a fine of twice the amount of such bill of
costs, or in default of same he shall be held in cus-
tody of the Marshal and required to work upon the
public sewers under the directions of said Marshal,
at the rate of One Dollar per day until the fine be
paid, or for a term not exceeding Thirty days. The
Mayor is empowered to enforce the penalties pre-
scribed herein as in other cases of violation of the
laws of the city.
Sec. 163. Obstructing Marshal.-Any person in
any way obstructing or preventing the Marshal or
those acting under his authority in the performance
of the duties enjoined upon him by the foregoing
sections shall be deemed guilty of a breach of the
peace, and shall be punished accordingly.
Sec. 164. Marshal's Costs.-Whenever a fine im-
posed by Section 162 shall be worked out as therein
required, the Marshal shall receive payment of his
costs from the City Treasury, and whenever said
fine be paid upon prosecution and final judgment
they shall be paid by the Mayor instanter.
Sec 165. Spitting on Sidewalks.-Any person
who spits upon any sidewalk within the limits of
the City of Apalachicola, or upon any post or pole
standing or lying within the said limits of the City
of Apalachicola, or upon the walls or sides of any
building or upon the galleries or platforms of build-
ings or upon any wharves within the limits of the
said city, or upon any trash, lumber, paper or any
substance whatsoever, lying er being upon any side-
walk within the limits of the said eity, shall, upon










conviction thereof before the Mayor of the said city,
be fined for each offense in a fine not to exceed Five
Dollars, or be imprisoned not to exceed ten days, or
both such fine and imprisonment, at the discretion
of the Mayor.
Sec. 166. Spitting on Floors, Steps and Fixtures.
-Any person who spits upon the floor, steps or fix-
tures of any building within the City of Apalachi-
cola, Fla., shall, upon conviction before the Mayor
of the said city be fined for each offense by a fine not
to exceed Five Dollars, or by imprisonment not to
exceed ten days, or by both such fine and imprison-
ment, at the discretion of the Mayor.
Sec. 167. Keeping Stock in City Limits.-It shall
be unlawful for anyone to keep for any purpose one
or more hogs in any portion of the laid off city or to
permit the same to run at large within the said por-
tions thereof, and anyone violating the provisions of
this section by either permitting any of said stock
to run at large or keeping said stock within the said
limits aforesaid may be fined for either offense not
less than Two Dollars and Fifty cents, nor more
than Twenty-five Dollars.
Sec. 168. Butchering Within City Limit.--It
shall be unlawful to butcher for market any kind of
stock, cattle, sheep, hogs or goats anywhere with
that portion of the city regularly laid off in squares,
blocks, lots streets and alleys. And it shall be un-
lawful within the aforesaid portion of the city to
keep cattle, sheep, hogs or goats in pen or peas for
the' purpose aforesaid, or to keep a butcher pen or
pens anywhere within said portion of the city. Any
rson violating the provisions of this section shall
fined not less than Two Dollars and Fifty Cents,
nor more than Twepty-flve Dollar.
Sec. 169. Sreeniag of Fr~ h NiMst aNd Fru~it.-











Any person or persons having or offering for sale
within said city any fresh meats, of any kind what-
soever, or fresh fruit shall have the room, window,
case, receptacle or place where such fresh meat or
fresh fruit is kept or exposed for sale securely
screened, or otherwise secured or covered in such
manner as to absolutely protect such fresh meat or
fresh fruit from contact with flies. It shall be un-
lawful to have, keep, offer or expose for sale br sell
any fresh meat or fresh fruits not so protected by
screens or other sufficient means from contact with
flies. Any violation of this section shall be punished
by fine not less than Five Dollars, or imprisonment
not less than Ten Days.
Sec. 170. Prohibiting Sale of Spoiled Fruits,
Meats, Etc.-Whoever knowingly sells any kind of
diseased, corrupted or unwholesome provisions,
whether for meat or drink, without making the same
fully known to the buyer, shall be punished by fine
in the sum of not less than Five Dollars nor more
than Twenty-Five Dollars and all costs of prosecu-
tion.
Sec. 171. Public Health and Nuisances.-The
owner or occupants of lots upon which pools of
water are, or are likely to be, whenever notified in
writing by direction of the Mayor-shall remove
any accumulation of trash, filth or other matter on
or within their premises and the streets adjacent
thereto which are unsightly or may affect the health
of the city or locality. And the owner or owners of
any lot or lots, both occupied and unoccupied, shall
keep down by cutting and removing or other man-
ner of destroying, approved by the Mayor, all exces-
sive weeds and other obnoxious plants when ordered
so to do by the Mayor or under his authority.
Sec. 172. Nuisances Defined.-Any matter or
thing done, or permitted by any person or persons










in the city which might be an injury to the public
health, or detrimental to the rights and privileges
of any other citizen on account of the obnoxious
odors or otherwise, shall be a nuisance, and the
Mayor shall have power and authority to abate the
same, notice being first given by him to the party
or parties in writing to abate or remove such nui-
sance within a reasonable time.
Sec. 173. Penalties.-Any person violating the
provisions of the two proceeding sections shall be
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, for which such
person may be fined not exceeding Ten Dollars and
costs, and for a second violation during the same
year, may be fined in a sum not exceeding Fifty
Dollars and costs.
Sec. 174. Prohibiting Obstraztion of Drains,
Ditches, Etc.-It shall be unlawful for any person
to wilfully obstruct, dam or fill in any ditch, drain
or sewer which the City of Apalachicola has the
legal right to use as a ditch, drain or sewer. Any
person convicted in the court of the Mayor of the
city of wilfully obstructing any drain, ditch or
sewer mentioned in this section, or of wilfully dam-
ing or filling in any ditch, drain or sewer so men-
tioned, shall be sentenced by the Mayor, or in case
of the absence of the Mayor, by the officer presiding
over said court in his stead, to hard labor in the city
jail for the period of Ten days.
Sec. 175. Disposition of Dead Animal.-The
body or bodies of all dead quadrupeds dying within
the city shall be conveyed to a distance of one mile
westward from Washington Square before being
deposited, or deeply and completely buried beneath
the ground, such removal or burial to be at the ex-
pense of the owner 4f said animal. If the owner of
any animal as stated in this section, knowingly per-










inits the same to remain without removal or burial
for the space of twelve hours, he shall be guilty of
an offense and subject to the pains and penalties
thereof. Any person violating the provisions of this
section shall be fined in a sum not exceeding Twen-
ty-five Dollars and costs.
Sec-176. Pigeons Prohibited.-No pigeons shall
be raised, reared or permitted within the limits of
the city. Any person violating the provisions of
this section may, upon conviction, be fined in a sum
not exceeding Twenty Dollars and costs.
Sec. 177. Certain Buildings Declared Nuisances.
-Any dwelling house, stable or other building
which may be untenable or out of repair, opened or
exposed to the weather, and which, from its dilapi-
dated condition endangers the health or property
of the immediate neighborhood, or tends to annoy
the neighbors by reason of its being a harbor for
hogs, goats, or other animals, or which may be used
in an improper or offensive manner, is hereby de-
clared to be a nuisance.
Sec. 178. Complaint and Investigaton.--On com-
plaint being made to the Mayor by any citizen of
any dwelling house, stable or other building, he
shall appoint three disinterested persons who shall
view the premises complained of and report to him
in writing the condition of such premises, and
whether, in their opinion such premises are a nui-
sance, within the meaning of the first section hereof,
which report shall be laid before the City Council
for their action.
Se. 179. Determination and Abatememt-Upon
report mentioned in Section 2 being submitted to
the City Council they shall proceed to hear and
determine same, and should said report be con.
curred in by the City Council, the Mayor shall ease










ten days notice't- be given to the owner, agent, eo
occupant to abste and remove sueh nuisance said
notice to be in writing and to be served by the Mar-
shal. Should the owner or agent not be known, and
there be no occupant, then he shall give fifteen days
notice by publication in a newspaper, or by posting
at three public places, calling on the owner or agent
to abate and remove such nuisance. At the expira-
tion of either of such times, as the case may be, the
mayor shall direct the Marshal to take down the
building complained of and sell the material at pub-
lic outcry to the highest bidder to cover the expense
incurred.
Se. 180. Surpls Proeees.-Any surplus left
after paying the expenses incurred by the foregoing
section shall be paid into the treasury of the City of
Apalachicola, subject to the demand of the rightful
owner or claimant, upon the establishment of his or
her right to the same.
Sec. s11. Obatruction of Marshal.-Any person
resisting or obstructing the Marshal in the perform-
ance of his duty or refusing to comply with the pro-
visions of the foregoing sections shall be liable to
the city in a penalty of Fifty Dollars, at the discre-
tion of the Mayor.
Sec 182. Other Nuisane*--It shall not be law-
ful for any person to deposit ot cause to be deposited
in any house, lot, or in any inhabited part of the
city, any dirt, ashes, carridn, damaged cotton of
other vegetable or animal matter, faith or rubbish,
and any perefo so offending shall be liable to said
city in a penalty of lve Dollars for eah and every
such offense, and in the further sum of Five Dollars
or each day he or she shall fail r refmse to i~irov
any of the aboe mnentioned &aisandes after bein
notified by the Mayor to that effect; and it shall b











the duty of the Marshal on the failure or refusal of
such person to abate or remove any of the above
mentioned nuisances for the space of two hours after
being notified to do so, to remove the same at his or
her expense.
Sec 183. Duty of Marshal.-It shall be the duty
of the Marshal to visit weekly, or oftener, if neges-
sary, every part of said city and report in writing
without delay the existence of every nuisance men-
tioned in the Section 182 hereof.

CHAPTER X-PUBLIC PEACE AND MORALS.

Sec. 184. Fight, Affrays, Assaults.-It shall be
unlawful for any person or persons to fight or make
affray or assault, or an assault and battery any-
where within the limits of the incorporation, either
in a public or private place, and both parties may be
fined unless the same was done purely in self-
defense; or for any person or persons to be guilty of
any riotous disorderly or indecent conduct, or any
other breach of the peace, within the corporate
limits of the city. Anyone so offending may be
fined not exceeding Fifty Dollars, at the discretion
of the Mayor for each and every offense, together
with all costs of prosecution.
Sec. 185. Threats, Obecene or Profane Language,
Drunk and Disorderly Persons.-It shall be unlaw-
ful for anyone to use any obscene or provoking
language, or make any threats of violence to or
against any other person, or persons, or use any
obscene, profane or indecent language or be found
drunk or being noisy or disorderly in any street,
square or other public place within the corporate
limits of the city. Anyone so offending may be fined
as in section 184.









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Sea 186. last Driving, OomMsied Weapons Dib-
hoarge of Firerms.-It shall be unlawful for any-
one to drive or ride any animal through any of the
streets of the city faster than an ordinary trot, or
to carry any dangerous weapon (other than the
usual pocket knife) concealed about the person, or
to discharge any gun, pistol or other firearm within
any street, square or alley of the city without hav-
ing the written consent of the Mayor, and anyone
violating this section may be fined as provided In
Section 184.
Sec. 187. houses of Il Fame.-It shall be unlaw-
ful for anyone to keep, have or maintain, within the
limits of the city, any house of ill fame or house of
prostitution or house for the resort of lewd charac-
ters, pr to use any room within any. house for any
such purpose, and any one found in any such place
or resorting there shall be considered disorderly
persons, and anyone found guilty of keeping any
such house, or of frequenting or being found in the
same shall be punished as provided in Section 184.
Sec. 188. Loitering on Sidewalks.-I- o person
or persons shall stand, loiter, congregate or assem-
ble upon any of the sidewalks or covers of the
streets to the annoyance or hindrance of passersby,
or to obstruct any of the sidewalks by gathering to-
gether; standing or loitering thereon; and it shall be
the duty of the Marshal and of the police to order
all persons violating this section to move away or
disperse, and in case of neglect or refusal to obey, to
arrest such person or persons and take them before
the Mayor for trial, and anyone convicted of vio-
lating this section shall be punished as provided in
Section 184.
Sec. 189. Bonfires, or Other Dangerous Tire.-
No person or persons shall, within the limits of the
city, make any bonfire without the written consent
5-Ap.











of the Mayor, or make use of fire in any manner
dangerous to his or her own property or the prop-
erty of any other person or persons; or to keep, use
or permit the use of any fire on his, her or their prem-
ises which may endanger the property of any person
or persons whomsoever. And no one shall use or
permit to be used any chimney or stove pipe which
is unfit to be used or which may endanger the prop-
erty of the owner or any other person or persons.
Any one violating this section shall be liable to the
penalty prescribed in Section 184.
Sec. 190. Resisting, Opposing, or Refusing to
Assist Officers.-Any person convicted of resisting
or opposing the Marshal or Police of this city in the
discharge of his or their duty under any of the
ordinances or laws of the city, or when called upon
by the Marshal or police shall neglect or refuse to
give them active aid and assistance in apprehend-
ing any person or persons accused of any crime or
acting in any unlawful manner, shall be liable to
penalty prescribed in Section 184.
See. 191. Arrest Without Warrant.-It shall not
be necessary for the Marshal or Police to have a
written warrant to arrest on all occasions, provided
the offense is committed in their presence or view,
or if they are satisfied that an offense has been com-
mitted and that it is necessary to arrest the party
at once, the same may be done without a warrant
and the offending party taken before the Mayor for
investigation.
See. 192. Mayor to Isue Warrat.-The Mayor
may issue his warrant to arrest any party accused
of crime, provided he has evidence sufficient to
satisfy him that an offense has been committed.
See. 198. Gemmitment ef Prisoues.-When any
person is convicted under the provisions of any or-











dinance or law of the city, the Mayor shall- eommit
the accused to the custody of the Marshal with or-
ders to collect the ine and costs, and if the said fine
and costs are not paid immediately, to commit Ahe
person to the city jail, there to be imprisoned autil
seh Ane snd enets ae paid: Provided, That such
imprisonment shall not exneed 60 days, and, Pro-
vided Further, That the prisoner, may, by order of
the Mayor remain in the custody of the Marshal not
exceeding twenty-four hours before committing him
to jail.
See. 194. Losing Bours for Saloons.-It shall be
a misdemeanor and unlawful for any person or the
members of any firm, or the officers of any corpora-
tion, or any of the employes of any of them conduct-
ing any tippling, barroom, saloon or place where
beer, wine or spirituous liquors are sold at retail or to
be drank upon the premises where sold, to sell the
same between the hour of Ten P. M. and the hear of
Five A M. of the following day. And it shall also be
*nlawfal and a misdemeanor for any person, or any
member of any firm, or any officer or any corpora-
tion or any employee of any of them, conducting any
tippling place, barroom, saloon, or place where beer,
wine or spirituous liquors are sold at retail or to be
drank upon the premises when sold to keep open be-
tween the hours of Ten P. M. and the hour of Five A.
M. any such tippling, barroom, saloon or place where
beer, wine or spirituous liquors are sold at retail or
to be drank upon the premises when ild. Provided,
however, that the hour of closing on Saturday night
shall be extended until eleven o'clock P. M.
See. 115. To Be Endorsed on LAeien.-It shall
be and is hereby made the duty of the City Clerk
and Treasurer and the City Tax Collector to endorse
every license isemed to any of the places mentioned
in section 194, across the face of said license in red











ink the following words: "This license does not per-
mit the holder thereof to sell or keep open between
the hours of 10:00 P. M. and 5:00 A. M., Provided,
however, That the time of closing on Saturday
nights shall be extended until eleven o'clock P. M.
Sec. 196. Construction and Penalty.-Nothing
contained in this ordinance shall be so construed as
to authorize any person, firm or corporation to sell
beer, wine or spirituous liquors on Sunday, nor shall
it be so construed as to authorize such sales at any
time without first having obtained a license there-
for. Any person found guilty of a violation of sec-
tions 194 or 195 shall upon conviction be fined not
less than Fifty nor more than Five Hundred Dollars,
or imprisoned in the City Jail or Lock Up for not
less than Thirty nor more than Sixty days.
Sec. 197. Regulation of Saloons, Screens and
Obstructions.-It shall be unlawful for any licensed
dealer in intoxicating liquors, or any other person
or persons, to place or maintain any screen or
screens, blinds, curtains, opaque or colored glass, or
slat or other obstruction in such a position as to
obstruct a clear view from the street or side walk
of the interior of any tippling place, barroom, or
place where beer, wine, or spirituous liquor of any
kind is sold at retail within the City of Apalachi-
cola, Florida.
Sec. 198. Stalls, Booths and Enclosures Pro-
hibited.-It shall be unlawful for any licensed dealer
in intoxicating liquors, or any other person or per-
sons, to construct or maintain any stall, booth, or
inclosure of any kind in or in connection with any
tippling rom, barroom, place or building where beer,
wine or spirituous liquor of any kind is sold at
retail, which can be used for lounging, drinking or
for any immoral purpose, within the City of Apa-
lachicola, Florida.










Se. 199. Penalty.-Whoever shall violate sed-
tions 197 or 198 shall, upon conviction thereof, be
punished by fine not exceeding Fifty Dollars, or im-
prisonment not exceeding Sixty Days.
SeO. 200.-Danea and A~husemment-It shall be
unlawful within the limits of the City of Apalachi-
cola, in any public house of amusement, or in any
room of such house where liquors are kept for sale
to have or maintain any dance or other species of
amusement without having first obtained permis-
sion therefore from the Mayor in writing, and such
written permission must be obtained for each and
every day and night such dance or other public
amusement is to be given, and the same shall be
closed punctually not later than twelve o'clock.
Sec. 201. Special Police.-The Mayor shall give
no written permission to hold such dance or other
amusement until the sum of Two Dollars is de-
posited with him to pay the expense of a special
policeman to be on duty during the time of said
dance or other amusement, and it shall be the duty
of such policeman to keep good order during the per-
formance, an'd to promptly report the violation of
any provisions of this section, or any other laws or
ordinances of this city, and to arrest and lock up
in the city jail any person so offending, and if neces-
sary to do so, call to his aid any of the bystanders.
Sec. 202. Sidewalks to be Kept Olear.-The side-
walks around and in front of any dance house as
aforesaid, or other place of public amusement, dur-
ing the time the same is in progress shall be kept
clear and free of bystanders so that all persons may
pass and repass without let or hindrance at any
time.
Sec. 203. Penalty.-Any person violating any of
the provisions of the three proceeding sections may











be fined in a sum not exceeding One Hundred Dol-
lars, or imprisonment not exceeding Sixty days, or
both such find and imprisonment, at the discretion
of the Mayor.
Sec. 204. Restraining of Prostitute.-It shall be
unlawful for any person of ill fame, or any prosti-
tute, lewd, bawdy or drunken woman to knowingly
enter or to remain in after entering, or to frequent,
board or lodge at any licensed saloon, pool or bill-
iard room, boarding house or restaurant within the
limits of the City of Apalachicola.
Sec. 205. Serving Drinks to Lewd Women.-It
shall be unlawful for any licensed saloon keeper,
billiard or poolroom keeper, boarding house keeper,
hotel keeper, restaurant keeper, or any clerk, waiter
or employee thereof, to sell or serve without selling,
to any person of ill fame, prostitute, lewd, bawdy,
rowdy or drunken woman any intoxicating liquors,
wines or beer, in or on the premises of any saloon,
billiard or pool room, boarding house or restaurant
within the limits of the City of 4palachicola.
See. 206. Penalty.-Any'person guilty of a viola-
tion of the proceeding sections 204-205, or any pro-
vision therein contained, shall be punished by a fine
not exceeding Fifty Dollars or imprisonment in the
city jail not exceeding Sixty days, or both such fine
and imprisonment at the discretion of the Mayor.
Seo. 207. Suppreusiow of B5wm of In Fame.-
Every house of ill fame, and any house, dwelling,
room or other place within the city limits used for
purposes of prostitution, or as the resort of prosti-
tutes and persons of lewd character is hereby de-
clared to be a disorderly house, dangerous to the
peace and morals of the city, and any person or per-
sons keeping, residing in, frequenting or at any time
found in the same are hereby declared to be dis-








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orderly persons. Any person or persons convicted
of keeping such disorderly houses, or of frequenting
or of being found therein shall be punished by fine
not more tha n Five Hundred Dollars for each and
every offense, or by imprisonment not exceeding
Sixty days, or may be both fined and imprisoned,
at the discretion of the Mayor.
Sec. 206. Reastradn g LeVt Pmerson-It shall be
unlawful for lewd characters and such -as are known
to be prostitutes to be found driving or walking in
the public streets or thoroughfares of the city after
five o'clock in the evening, unless called by some
sudden emergency so to do. Such characters as are
designated in this section if found guilty of the pro-
visions thereof may be fined in a penalty of not less
than Two Dollars and Fifty Cents, ond not more
than Twenty-five Dollars.
SeO. 2& quenting Ban, Bllf ard and Pool
Rooms by Wiors.-It shall be unlawful for any
minor to frequent any barroom, billiard room or pool
room within the corporate limits of the City of
Apalachicola.
Sec. 210. Owner or Maaager Allowing.-It shall
be unlawful for any person being the proprietor or
manager of any barroom, billiard room or pool room
within the corporate limits of the city to allow any
minor or minors to frequent such places.
Se 21. P2 Pinaty-Any person violating sec-
tions 209 or 210 shall, upon obaViction, be fined in a
sum not less than Five nor mote than Twenty-five
Dollars for each offense.
Se. 212. Prohibiting Boys from Being ot
at Night,-It shall be unlawful for boys uader the
age of fifteen years of age to remain out upon the
streets later than eight o'clock at night in the fol-
lowing parts of the city; to-wit: Center, Chestnut,










Cherry and Palmetto streets, or in any of the alleys
or squares of the city within the boundary here men-
tioned unless sent within such boundaries by their
parents or guardians on some special errand, or in
the company of parent or guardian, or in charge of
any other person over the age aforesaid. Any boy
violating the provisions of this section may be fined
not exceeding Ten Dollars and costs.
Sec. 213. Gambling.-Whoever plays or engages
in any game at cards, keno, roulette, faro or other
game of chance, in any place in the limits of the city,
by any device whatever, for money or other thing
of value, shall be fined not exceeding Fifty Dollars,
or imprisoned not exceeding Thirty days, or shall
be both fined and imprisoned by the Mayor at his
discretion.
Sec. 214. Sunday Selling of Goods, Eto.-It shall
be unlawful except in cases of necessity or emergency
for any person, firm or corporation to buy, sell, bar-
gain or barter any goods, chattels, or merchandise
on Sunday. Provided, that nothing in this or-
dinance shall make it unlawful for any person, firm
or corporation aforesaid to buy or sell, barter, or
bargain, such comforts as cigars, drugs and medi-
cines, soda water, tobaccos, ice and ice cream, or
any non-alcoholic beverages usually sold at soda
founts, or for any restaurant or hotel to serve and
sell food and meals. Any person, firm or corpora-
tion so offending shall, upon conviction thereof be-
fore the Mayor be fined not more than Twenty-Five
Dollars, or be imprisoned for not more than Ten
day.
Sec. 215. Disturbing Public Worship.-It shall
be unlawful for any person to disturb any congrega-
tion lawfully assembled at any church, or other
place, to perform divine service in said city, and











any person so offending shall be liable to said city
in a penalty of Fifty Dollars for each and every
such offense.
Se. 216. Protection Against Trespassers.-It
shall be unlawful for any person to enter or intrude
upon the premises of another, whether the same be
in the possession of the owner or other person, un-
less such entering is done with the permission of the
person in possession, or for some peaceable and law-
ful purpose. Any person secreting himself or at-
tempting to do so or refusing to give his name when
called upon to do so while on the premises of an-
other as aforesaid shall be considered on the prem-
ises for some unlawful purpose. Any person violat-
ing the provisions of this section may be fined in a
sum not exceeding Fifty Dollars and costs.
Sec. 217. Vagrancy.-Rogues and vagabonds, idle
or dissolute persons who go about begging, common.
gamblers, persons who use juggling or other unlaw-
ful games or plays, common pipers or fiddlers, com-
mon drunkards, nightwalkers, thieves, pilferers,
traders in stolen property, lewd, wanton and lascivi-
ous persons, keepers of gambling places, common
railers and brawlers, persons who neglect their call-
ing or employment, or are without reasonable con-
tinuous employment, or regular income, and who
have not sufficient property to sustain them, and
misspend what they earn without providing for
themselves or support of their families, persons
wandering or strolling around from place to place
without any lawful purpose or object, habitually
spending their time by frequenting houses of ill
fame, gambling houses or tippling houses, persons
able to work but habitually living upon the earnings
of their wives or minor children, and all able-bodied
male persons over the age of eighteen years who are
without means of support and remain in idleness,











shall be deemed vagrants and up*& ~ soviation there-
of shall be punished by fine not to exceed Fifty Dol-
lars or by imprisonment not to exceed Thirty days.

CHAPTER 1X-PUBLI SAFETY.
Se. 218. Speed Limit for Automobile.-It shall
be unlawful for any person or persons to run an
automobile within the corporate limits of the City of
Apalachicola at a rate of speed exceeding twelve
miles per hour. Any person violating this provision
shall be punished by fine not exceeding Five Dollars
for the first offense, and for each succeeding convic-
tion by fine not exceeding Ten Dollars.
Sec. 219. Automobile to Nave Lights.-It shall
be unlawful for any person or persons to run or
drive an automobile upon any of the streets or
thoroughfares of said city at night, without carry-
ing upon such automobile three lights burning
clearly, and arranged as follows, to-wit; two white
lights, one on each side, in front, and one red light
on rear end of such automobile. Any person con-
victed of violating the provisions of this section,
shall be fined for the first offense, not exceeding
Five Dollars, and for each succeeding offense not
exceeding Ten Dollars.
Sec. 220. To Blow Whistle or Horn at Street Cor-
ners.-Any person or persons 'driving or running an
automobile within the corporate limits of said city,
shall be required to give an alarm by blowing a
.whistle or horn immediately before turning any
street corner. Any violation of this Section shall be
punishable for the first offense by fine not exceeding
Five Dollars, for each succeeding offense by fine not
exceeding Ten Dollars.
Sec 221 Jumping on and ff Automobies.-It
shall be unlawful for any person to mischievously











Jump ea o or any aieomobile while the samm is
in motion in a4 city, Any person violating the
pbevisions of tis section shall be punished by fine
not exceedia Ten Dollars or imprisonment in the
city jail not exceeding Fifteen days, or both such
fine and imprisonment at the diferetion of the
Mayor.
See. 22. Trafibg With Biscyle.-Be it further
ordained that it shall be unlawfu for any person
mounted on a bicycle to hold on to or attach his
bicycle to any moving automobile or other moving
vehicle within said city. Any person violating the
provisions of this section shall be punished by fine
not exceeding Ten Dollars, or imprisonment in the
city jail not exceeding Fifteen days.
Sec. 223. Driving on B idwals.--It shall he un-
lawful for any person to drive a dray or any other
vehicle excepting bicycles and baby carriages upon
any sidewalk within said city, except at road eross-
ings or regular crossings, provided and maintained
by individuals for entering upon their lots, or to
stop such dray or other vehicle upon any sidewalk
at any such road crossing or other regular-crossing,
or to allow such dray or vehicle to remain upon any
sidewalk at any such crossing longer than the time
necessary to drive across such sidewalk. Any per-
son violating the provisions of this ordinance shall
be punished by fine not exceeding Ten! Dollars.
Sec. S22 Bicycle to Carry Light-Any person
riding a bicycle at night upon any street within the
corporate limits of said city shall carry a light
plainly visible from the directiofi in which such
bicycle is running. Any violation of the provisions
of this ordinance shall be punishable by fine not ex-
ceeding Five Dollars or imprisonment not exceeding
Ten days.









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Sec. 225. Preventing Obstruction of Sidewalk.-
It shall be unlawful for any person to obstruct or
be instrumental in causing any confusion among
pedestrians on the sidewalks or footpaths in the
City of Apalachicola. Any person violating the
provisions of this section shall, on conviction, pay
a fine of not more than Fifty Dollars, or be im-
prisoned not exceeding Sixty days.
Sec. 226. Regulating Soliciting at Depots.-It
shall be the duty of any railroad having a depot or
station within the limits of said city, to establish at
a place not less than 50 feet and not more than 75
feet frqm that part of the platform, grounds or yard
of such depot or station where passengers are dis-
charged from and board trains, a line plainly
marked by substantial posts, fence, or barriers for
the purpose of indicating a space within such posts,
fence or barriers wherein passengers may be dis-
charged from trains without being harassed by
drivers of hacks, automobiles, hotel solicitors, etc.
Sec. 227. Drivers, Draymen, Hotel Porters, Boot-
blacks.-It shall be unlawful for any driver of a
hack or automobile for hire, drayman, or solicitor
for any of such conveyances, hotel porters or solic-
itors, boarding house porters or solicitors, boot-
blacks, or any person or persons soliciting patronage
of any kind whatsoever, to solicit business or
patronage of any kind whatsoever inside the lines
or posts, fences or barriers established for the pur-
pose of marking off the space in the vicinity of any
depot or station in said City of Apalachicola from
which such solicitors or persons herein enumerated
are barred.
Section 228. Penalty.-Any railroad company
violating the provisions of Section 220 shall pay the
costs of the erection of such posts, fence or barriers
after the same shall be established and placed at











their depot or station by order of the City Council,
the same to be recovered by a suit at law. Any per-
son violating section 227 of these ordinances shall
be punished by a fine not exceeding Twenty-five
Dollars.
Sec. 229. Drivers, Porters and Soliiators at
Wharve.-It shall be unlawful for any hack owner
or driver, hotel or boarding house keepers or own-
ers, or employee, to appear in person upon any wharf
or gangplank of any steamer docks i this city to
solicit trade for their hacks; vehicles, hotel or board-
ing houses. Anyone found guilty of such offense
may be fined not less than Two Dollars and Fifty
cents, nor more than Fifty Dollars, or by a fine and
imprisonment at the discretion of the Mayor.
Sec. 230. To Stand 30 Feet from Landing.-
Hack owners or drviers, hotel owners, lessees, or
solicitors for hotel or boarding houses, shall stand
upon the outer edge of the sheltered wharf at least
thirty feet from the steamer landing when soliciting
business for their hacks, vehicles, hotel or boarding
houses, and from this outer edge of the covered
wharf, or thirty feet from the river front may solicit
business when it is done in an orderly manner.
Sec. 231. Penalty for Violation.-Any hotel or
boarding house solicitor, or hackman or hack em-
ploye who goes upon any wharf or gangplank to
solicit business shall be fined not less than Two Dol-
lars and Fifty cents, nor more than Fifty Dollars, or
be both fined and imprisoned at the discretion of the
Mayor.
Sec. 232. Exceptions.-A solicitor in the mean-
ing of the preceding sections may go upon a wharf
when delivering baggage, 'or when called upon the
wharf by a passenger or steamboat officer to take
charge of any person or any baggage that may be











offered him for transportation, and such shall not be
considered an offense in the meaning of the preceed-
ing sections.
Sec. 233. Jumping on Board of Steamers, 3to.-
It shall be unlawful for any person to jump on board
of any steamer or other vessel landing at any of the
wharves of the city before the said vessel is against
the wharf and securely tied to same. Any person
violating the provisions of this section shall be
guilty of an offense, and on conviction shall be fined
by the Mayor not less than Five Dollars nor more
than Ten Dollars.
Sec. 234. Prohibiting Loitering or Stealing Rides
Upon Trains.-It shall be unlawful for any person
to loiter or idle upon the tracks or other property of
any railroad company in the city, or to jump upon
or in any train, car or locomotive or tender of any
such railroad company in said city for the purpose
of stealing a ride, or for any other purpose except in
the fulfillment of his or her duties, or for any lawful
or legitimate purpose. Any person convicted under
this section shall, upon conviction therefore be
punished by a fine of not more than Ten Dollars, or
by imprisonment not to exceed Ten days.
Sec. 235. Air Gua, Sling Shots, te.--It shall be
unlawful to use or shoot in any street, alley or other
public place in the City of Apalachicola, any air gun
or sling shot, or to recklessly use, in any of the
places aforesaid, any other instrument, missile or
thing that might injure or endanger any person or
the property of another. Any person violating this
section may be fined not less than Two Dollars and
Fifty Cents, nor more than Five Dollars.
See. 236. Shooting of PFrearms.-It shall be un-
lawful for any person to shoot any Irearms any-
where within the thickly inhabited portions of the










city-Provided the Mayor may grant permits to
shoot in other portions of the city when the appli-
cant is in his judgment a person of discretion and
understands the use and management of firearms,
and is not less than sixteen years of age.
Soc. 237. Anyodn shooting within the limits of
the city without having first .obtained the permis-
sion required by Sction 236 shall be fined not ex-
ceediig Five Dollars and costs. The Mayor shall
specify a boundary wherein a person may shoot
within the limits of the city outside of the thickly in-
habited portions thereof in the permit granted, and
may charge the sum of ten cents for such permit.
5l. 288. Firworks.-It shall be unlawful for
any person to discharge or set off fireworks, such as
fire crackers, roman candles, spinning wheels, sky
rockets or any other description of fire works within
one hundred and fifty feet of any house or structure
within the limits of the city as defined by the map
of the city. Any person so offending may be fined
not exceeding Ten Dollars at the discretion of the
Mayor for each and every offense, together with all
costs of prosecution.
Sec. 239. Mayer May Grakt Peamit--in the
event of any pablie rejoicing or a special display,
permission may be granted by the Mayor for the dis-
charge of fireworks, which permission shall be in
writing.

CHAPTER XII--MIELLANEOUS PROVI-
SIONO.
See. 240. Stock Ruaing at Large.-No horses,
mules, jackasses, donkeys, cattle, cows, bulls, year-
lings, heifers, steers, oxes, calves or other stock or
meat cattle, swine, sheep or goats shall be allowed
or permitted to .run at large within the corporate










limits of the City of Apalachicola. Any such animal
so runnnig at large within said corporate limits of
said city shall be taken up and impounded in the
city pound of said city by the city marshal, or any
member of the police force of said city, or by any
other person authorized and designated by the
Mayor of said city, and shall be disposed of as here-
inafter provided. The owner of any such animal
may, at any time before the sale of same as herein-
after provided for, reclaim such animal by paying to
the City Marshal of said city the costs, expenses,
and fees due thereon, which costs, expenses and fees
are hereinafter fixed. If the- owner of any such ani-
mal so impounded shall not within twenty-four
hours after such impounding apply for its release,
any pay said costs, fees and expenses of said im-
pounding, the City Marshal, or any member of the
police force of said city, shall, on notice to the
owner of such animal, not less than three days after
the service of such notice on such owner, at the city
pound in said city, for the costs, fees and expenses
of the impounding proceeding, sell any such animal
so impounded, at public outcry to the highest bid-
der for cash, and such sale shall effectually vest in
the purchaser the title to such animal so sold. The
notice to the owner of the proposed and intended
sale of such animal shall be in writing and the fol-
lowing form shall be deemed sufficient:
"CITY OF APALACHICOLA,
To.................... .................
TAKE NOTICE
That on the......day of............A. D., 19...
a (here designate kind of animal, as "horse" or
"cow"), belonging to you was taken up and im-
pounded for running at large in the corporate limits
of said city. Unless you pay to the undersigned on










or before twelve o'clock mid-day on the ..........
day of ............A. D. 191.. the costs, fees and
expenses of the taking up and impounding of said
animal and the keeping and feeding of same and of
the service of this notice and of the advertisement
of sale as provided by the ordinance of the city, said
animal will be sold to the highest bidder for cash
at public outcry at the City Pound of .said city on
said day between the hours of twelve o'clock mid-
day and two o'clock P. M., and the proceeds applied
to the payment of said o~ts, fees and expenses of
this proceeding.
Witness my hand this the .... .day of ...........
A. D., 191..

City Marshal or Policeman."
It is further provided that service of said notice
on the owner of any such animal shall be effected by
reading the notice to said owner or by delivering to
him or her a true copy thereof, and such notice shall
be served on the owner, if such owner be within the
corporate limits of said city, by the City Marshal or
any member of the police force of the city, and if
the owner be beyond, the said corporate limits, a
copy of the notice shall be served on such owner by
registered mail, provided, however, that when ser-
vice is made on the owner of any such impounded
animal by registered mail, such service shall not be
valid unless it shall be made to appear by affirma-
tive evidence that the owner personally received the
copy mailed; and providedfurther, That service of
such notice may be made and affected on any-such
owner who may be beyond the corporate limts- of
said city by Teading the notice to said owner or
delivering to him a true c py thereof, which service
may be .ffected by any person over the ag of
twentyrone years, and proof of such service may be
6-Ap.










made- by the affidavit -of such persosono effecting
a .h service; and it is further provided, That said
hotice to be given to the owner of any such animal
impounded, shall be served on such owner within
four days after the impounding of such animal in
case the service of such notice be effected withiii the
corporate limits of said city; otherwise, such service
of said notice shall be effected on such owner within
seven days after the impounding of.such animal and
it is. further provided, That on the .expiration of
twenty-four hours after the impounding of any such
animal, if the owner shall not have reclaimed same
it shall be the duty of the City Marshal or the Police-
man who took up and impounded such animal to
serve notice of sale on the owner of such animal as
soon as possible, and in case the said City Marshal
or said policeman fails to serve said notice on the
owner as ooon as possible after the expiration of
twenty-four hours from the time of the impounding
of such animal, the City Marshall shall forfeit to the
owner the expenses of keeping and feeding any such
animal for and during the period beginning twenty-
four hours after the impounding of such animal and
ending at the time the said notice was actually
served; and any issue between the -said owner and
the said city marshal or policeman as to whether
said notice was served as aforesaid as soon as possi-
ble may be determined by the Mayor of said city on
the petition of said owner in writing filed with said
Mayor notice of one day to the said City Marshal, or
may be determined in any replevin action instituted
by the owner in which the issue may be appro-
priately raised, or may be determined in any other
legal manner. It is further provided that three days
before the sale of any such ~minal so impounded, the
said Marshal or policeman or said city shall adver-
tise such sale by posting in three public places in










said city a notice of said sale, which notice shalHcon-
tai ia statementf the kind ofahimial tl be sold and
the time and place of sale, and thb foilowing-forrmof
notice sheal be deemed suicient:
NOTICE .
Notice is hereby give that at the City Pound in
the City. of Aalachicola beween twelve o'clock
midday, and two o'clock P. M., on the........day
of .................., A. D., 191:., the following
animal, to-wit: ..............................
which has been impounded and not reclaimed, will
be. sold to the highest bidder for cash at public
outcry.

City Marshal or Policeman."
It is further provided that the City Marshal shall
receive the following costs, fees and expenses, for
his services and duties in taking up, impounding,
keeping and feeding any such animal, for serving
notice, advertising sale, and selling the impounded
animal; via: For taking up and impounding such
animal, $2.00. For keeping and feeding any such
animal, per day, Fifty Cents. For serving notice of
sale upon the owner of any such animal, Eighty-five
Cents. For advertising the sale of any such animal,
Twenty Cents. For selling any such animal, Fifty
Cents. It is further provided that the said costs,
fees and expenses shall be obtained by the Marshal
from the proceeds of the said sale or by the payment
of the same by the owner, and that after the pay-
ment of said costs, fees and expenses out of the pro-
ceeds of said sale, the remainder of said proceeds
shall be paid over to the owner of any such im-
pounded animal so sold as aforesaid.
Bee. 41. Dogs running at Large Without Mu-
le.-It shall be unlawful from the 15th day of July










to the 15th day of September in every year for any
dog to run at large within the corporate limits of
the city: Provided, nevertheless, that dogs not
otherwise prohibited, wearing a substantial muzzle
of metal with a strap of leather, said muzzle worn
so that the dog wearing same is unable to bite a
human being, may run at large within said limits.
Sec. 242. To Be Killed or Impounded.-Each dog
found running at large without the muzzle required
by Section 241, worn as provided in said Section,
shall be killed by the City Marshal or any policeman
of said city, Provided, nevertheless, that any dog so
found running at large in said city limits not wear-
ing said muzzle as hereinbefore provided, but wear-
ing the tag required by the city ordinance in such
case made and provided shall not be killed, but shall
be taken to, and held for forty-eight hours in the
City Pound for dogs, and after the expiration of said
forty-eight hours, such dogs so impounded shall be
killed by said Marshal or Policeman, unless before
the expiration of said period of time the owner shall
redeem his dog by paying to the City Marshal an
impounding fee of two dollars and fifty cents, and
provided further that any dog so found running at
large without said muzzle but wearing said tag,
which dog said Marshal or policeman is unable to
catch after a reasonable effort, shall be killed by the
said Marshal or policeman without impounding said
dog, and Providing further, That no impounded
dog assessed in the State and County tax books for
taxes, shall be killed until after the expiration of
forty-eight hours after personal notice to the dog's
owner of the impounding of such dog so assessed for
taxes, such personal notice to be served on such
owner by the City Marshal or any Policeman in said
city and such notice to be in writing. The impound-
ing fee shall belong to the City Marshal.











86e. 243. Restortion of Property.-The pro-
ceeds or moneys arising'from the sale of any prop-
erty that may have been impounded shall be re-
stored to the proper owner of the property, upon his
producing satisfactory evidence to the City Council
Sof his ownership in same, after deduction therefrom
the necessary expenses attending the sale and im-
pounding of said property.
Soc. 244. Cruelty to Animals.-It shall be unlaw-
ful to overload, overdrive, torture, torment or de-
prive of necessary sustenance, any domestic or
domesticated animal within the corporate limits of
the City of Apalachicola, or to unnecessarily or
cruelly beat, mutilate or kill, or cause or procure to
lie overdriven, overloaded, tortured, tormented or
deprived of necessary sustenance, or to be unneces-
sarily Rr cruelly treated or mutilated or killed, any
domestic or domesticated animal within the limits
of the city. Any person violating this section shall
be imprisoned not exceeding Thirty days, or fined
not exceeding Fifty Dollars, or both such fine and
imprisonment, at the discretion of the Mayor.
Sec. 245. Defacing or Injuring Public Property.
-It shall be unlawful for any person to deface, in-
jure, remove or tear down the signboards placed at
or near the corners of the streets to designate the
names thereof, or in any manner to remove, injure
or deface any city lamps or lamp posts without au-
thority, or to put out any city light or lamp unau-
thorized, or to injure or deface any other city prop-
erty.
Sec. 246. Penalty.-Any person found guilty of
violation of the foregoing section shall be punished
by a fine not exceeding Fifty Dollars, or by im-
prisonment not exceeding Sixty days, or by both
such fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the
Mayor.










Sec. 247. Inspection of Weights and Meaures.-
The Marshal of the City of Apalachicola shall be
ex-officio inspector of Weights and Measures, and it
shall be his 4pty as soon as practicable to procure at
the expense, of the city a complete set of standard
weights and measures, to be kept by him in good
order in his office for the use of the city. It shall be
his duty once a month, and oftener, if necessary, to
inspect all weights and measures, scales and bal-
ances used in said city, and thoroughly to examine
and test the same by the city weights and measures.
If upon examination or test any shall be found false
or defective, it shall be his duty to seize the same
and report to the Mayor without delay.
Sec. 248. Penalty for Using False.-Any person
detected in selling by false weights and measures,
or by unfair or defective scales or balances, or hav-
ing in his possession for use any such weights, meas-
ures, scales or balances, shall be liable to said city in
a penalty of Fifty Dollars, one half to be paid to the
informer.
Sec. 249. Obstructing Inspector.-Any person
resisting or in any manner obstructing the Inspector
in the performance of his duties, or refusing to ex-
hibit to him all weights, measures, scales and bal-
ances in use on demand, shall be liable to said city
in the penalty of Five Dollars for each and every
such offense.
Sec. 250. Payment of Fees.-Every person or
firm having his or their weights, measures or bal-
ances inspected as aforesaid, shall pay to the city
for the use of said inspector the sum of Fifty Cents
annually, and the said inspector is hereby author-
ized to demand and receive the same.
See. 251. Warrant to Isse on Complaint.-In all
cases upon complaint being made of the violation










of any ordinance of the City of Apalachicola to the
Mayor thereof, he shall have full power to.issue hib
warrant directed to the Marshal of said city, com-
manding him to arrest the person complained
against, and detain him, her or them until otherwise
ordered by the Mayor.
Se. 252. Rystander to Assist Marshal When
Galled Upon.-If any bystander shall fail or refuse
to assist the Marshal in suppressing any riot or fight
or disorderly conduct, or in serving any warrant or
other process issued by the Mayor, after having been
called upon by the Marshal to assist him in the dis-
charge of his duties, he shall be liable to said city in
the penalty of not more than Twenty-five Dollars, at
the discretion of the Mayor.
Sec. 253. Penalty for Refusal.-If any person
summoned by the Mayor to aid the Marshal in the
execution of his duties, shall fail, neglect or refuse
to aid the Marshal as aforesaid, he shall be liable to
said city in a penalty of Fifty Dollars, at the discre-
tion of the Mayor.
Sec. 254. Judgment of Mayor's Court.-It shall
be lawful for the Mayor on the conviction of any
person brought before him for an offense against the
laws or ordinances of the city to prescribe in his
judgment the number of days the party convicted
shall work under the direction of the City Marshal
to pay off the fine and costs rendered against him,
the same to be paid at the rate of One Dollar per
day while working, deducting therefrom for the
board of such prisoner during such time. The May-
or may also specify the number of days the said
prisoner may remain in the city jail in case the fine
is paid by his confinement therein.
Sea. 255. Convict Reituing to Work.-When any
convict of the Mayor's court proves refractory an
stubborn and refuses to work when ordered to do so,











the Marshal having him in charge may use such
necessary means to compel him to work as his judg-
ment may dictate, but such means shall not be cruel
or unusual.
Sec. 256. Payment of Fines of Coet.--All fines
imposed by the Mayor's court for infractions of the
ordinances and laws of the city shall be paid in
money, as well as the costs of the proceedings, which
money shall be held by the Treasurer of the city as
a special fund to- be paid out only on the order of
the chairman of the finance committee directed to
the Treasurer. The City Council shall from time to
time designate the purpose for which the said fund
shall be used.
Seo. 257. City Not to Pay Costs. No costs
shall be paid by the city only in cases where the
same have been paid by the party assessed in work
within the corporate limits.
Sec. 258. Marshal Accepting Payment Not in
Money.-Should the Marshal receive anything in
payment for the fines and costs other than money,
he shall forfeit and pay to the city four times the
amount of the fine and costs so taken by him, which
amount shall be deducted from any money due him
by the city-Provided that other funds may be
taken at par value in payment of fines and costs
upon the authority of the Mayor.
Sec. 259. Misdemeanors Not Specially Prohibited
By Ordinance.-Whoever shall commit within the
corporate limits of the City of Apalachicola any act
or offense which is a misdemeanor under the statute
laws of Florida, but which is not specifically pro-
hibited, and for which no penalty is provided in
any of the ordinances of said city, shall be guilty of
a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by fine not
exceeding Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars, or by
imprisonment no exceeding Sixty days.
















INDEX




















































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Index



A

ALDERMEN. Sectios.
Election of (See City Council)................... 1
ANIMALS.
Running at large ............................ 240-241
Cruelty to ...................................... 244
ARREST.
Without warrant ............................ 191
ASSAULTS AND AFFRAYS ..................... 184
ASSESSOR. (See Tax Assessor).
To follow State law............................. 47
AUTOMOBILES.
Speed limit .................................... 218
Must carry lights ............................... 219
Whistle and Horn ............................. 220
Jumping on and off............................ 221
Trailing with bicycle .................... ........ 222


B

BADGE.
Marshal and Police to wear ..................... 26
No other to be worn by....................... 27
BALLOTS (See Elections).
BARROOMS (See Saloons).
BICYCLES.
To carry lights ....................... ........ 224
Trailing Automobiles on ...................... 222
BILLIARD AND POOL ROOMS.
Minors must not frequent.................... 299
BOYS.
Being out on streets at night................... 212











INDEX.


BUILDINGS. Section.
Permit to erect or regar...................... 133
Mayor to issue permit ..................... 134
Fire limits defined ............................. 128
Wooden, frame or ironclad buildings prohibited.... 129
Certain declared nuisances ...................... 177
Procedure to abate ........................... 178-179-180
Combustible roof prohibited .................... 130
Removal of, in fire limits ........................ 131
Penalty for violations ........................... 135
Scuttle door in roof ........................... 144

BURNING OF SLABS.
Regulation of ..............................136-137-138-139
BUTCHERING IN CITY LIMITS.
Prohibited .................................... 168

BYSTANDERS.
To assist Marshal .................................. 252
Penalty for refusal ............................. 253


C

CEMETERIES.
Closing Chestnut Street ......................... 121
Permit under certain circumstances.............. 122
Magnolia Cemetery, subdivided ................. 123
Sale of lots in ................................ 124
Marshal to set off lots........................ 125
Burial permits .............................. 12't
Protection of monuments, trees, fences............ 26
CHIMNEYS AND STOVE PIPES,
Regulations concerning ........................ 143
CITY FUNDS,
May be deposited in banks.................... 35
CITY CLERK.
Shall be also Treasurer......................... 2
Election of ................................... 2
Shall be Registration Officer..................... 3
To publish erased names of voters................ 6
Duties as to elections........................... 8
Vacancy in office of............................ 10
To issue warrants ............................. 37











INDIX. 5

CITY CLBRK-(Contlnued) Section.
Fees on license tax.............................. 39
Sle of Cemetery lot4 by ........................ 124
To issue burial permn .......................... 127
Report of Street Taxer........................... 60-61
CITY COUNCIL.
Consists of five Aldermen........................ 1
How and when elected ....................... 1
To provide for special elections.................. 4
To revise registration lists............ .......... 5
Duties regarding elections...................... 7
Power to fill vacancies ........................ 10
Regular meetings of ........................... 15
Special meetings of ..........................;. 16
Mayor shall report to..........................
President of, acting as Mayor................. 26
Limitation of contract by ......................... 33
When not to issue warrants..................... 88
Duties as to sidewalks........................... 74
May alter water service rules.................... 112
Duty as to fires. ................................ 137
Duty as to nuisances ........................... 17
Duty as to dog laws ............................. 70
CLAIMS,
payment of ..................................... 37
CISTERNS,
Screening of, regulations................148-149-150-151-152
CLOSETS.
Surface, regulations concerning ................ 160-161-162
Water closets .................................. 19
COMMITMENT.
Of prisoners .....;............................. 193
COMPENSATION,
Of President of Council acting as Mayor....... ... 25
Of Tax Collector............................... 31
Of Street Tax Collector........................ 56
CONVICT,
Refusing to work .............................. 26
COSTS,
Payment of .................................... 56
City not to pay................................. 257
Owners of buildings to pay...................... 9
Owners of buildings to pay....................... 8
CRUELTY TO ANIMALS .......................... 244













D

DEAD ANIMALS. Section.
Disposition of carcass.......................... 175

DEPUTY MARSHALS.
Appointment of ............................. 19

DEPOTS.
Company to establish barriers................... 22
Drivers and others soliciting at ............... 226
DOGS.
Season for muzzles ..... .................. .......
To be killed or impounded ...................... 242
DOG TAX
Marshal to give notice ......................... 62
Peialty for not paying......................... 64
Dog to be killed or removed ....................... 65
Marshal to issue license.........: .............. 66
May kill vicious -dog ......................... 66
No fractional license ........................... 67
When owner not found .......................... 68
Report and fees ................................ 69
Failure of Marshal to enforce ..................... 70
DRAINS AND DITCHES,
Obstructing ................................... 174
DRIVING ON SIDEWALKS,
Prohibited ......... ......... ........... .... .. 223


E

ELECTIONS.
General ... ................... ........... ...... 1 to 14
Time for holding ............................... 1
Of Aldermen .................................... 1
,Of other officers ............................... 2
Qualifications of electors....................... 3
Registration ........ .... .......................... 3
Council to revise registration lists ............... 5
Publication of erased names..................... 6
Polling places ................................. 7
Inspectors ...................................... 7
Proclamation calling ............................ 7











INDtL


ELiCTIONS-(Continued.) Section.
Conduct of election, duty of inspectors and certll-
Wtes of tIspector ;.. .. ......... ....... 8;
Canvass of votes .............................. 9
CoPncil to count, and declare result.............. 9 -
Qalllcatlon o oofciers;...... ... ............ 14
Laws of Florida "t apply........................ 13
Special Elections .............. ............ 4-12
To Hil vacancy .... ......... .......... ....... 12
ELECTRIC LIGHTS.
Company to use reasonable care ............. 115
Forfeiture for failure of lights .................. 116
Proceedlngs to determine liability................. 117
Discretion of Mayor........................... 118
Evidence in ............................... 119
Appeal ..................... ................ 120
EMPLOYEES.
Limitation of contract with ...................... 33

ENACTING CLAUSE.
Of Ordinances ................................. 17

ENCROACHMENTS.
Duties of Mayor as to........................... 24


F

FALSE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.
Regulations concerning .......................247-248-249
Fees ........................ ............ ..... 250

FEES FOR TURNING ON WATER.................. 108
FIGHTS AND AFFRAYS ........................... 184
FINES
Mayor cannot remit or reduce................... 23
FINES AND COSTS.
Mayor to report'to Council....................... 22
Payment of .................. .................. 256
To be paid in money........................... 3
FIRE PIPES.
No charge for water for................... .. 103










8 JNDKx.

FIRE REGULATIONS. Secton.
Fire limits deined............................... 128
Class of buildings prohibited .................... 129
Combustible roof prohibited .................... 130
Removal of buildings............................ 131-132-
Burning of Slabs .............................. 136
Complaint and investigation ................ 137
Determination and abatement ............... 138
Penalty for violation ...................... 139
Tugs and Steamboats; ............................ 140
Chimneys and stove pipes ........................ 143
Scuttle doors in roofs ........................... 144
Blowing of whistles .............................. 145
Accessary ................................... 146
exception ................................... 147
FIRES.
Duty of Marshal at.............. ................ 141
Residents to assist at ........................... 142
Hose and fountains shut off during............... 98
FIREAIVMS.
Discharging in city limits ...................... 236-237
Permit for ...................................... 237
FIREWORKS.
Setting off in city limits ........................ 238
Permit for ..................................... 239
FRUITS.
Must be screened .............................. 169
Penalty for selling spoiled ....................... 170


G
GRASS.
Removal from streets, parks, etc:............... 78
GRADING OF LOTS .............................. 85
GAMBLING.
Penalty for .................................... 213


H
HORSES AND STOCK,
Running at large............................... 240
HOUSES OF ILL FAME,
Penalty for keeping or frequenting................ 187
Suppression of ................................ 207











INDUX. 9

I
section.
IMPERSONATING AN OFFICER.................... 28
INJURING PUBLIC PROPERTY:.................... 245,
INSPECTION OF CISTERNS......................... 150
IMPOUNDING ANIMALS ......................... 240
IMPOUNDING DOGS ............................ 242
INSPECTORS OF ELECTIONS (See elections)......... 7-8
INSPECTOR OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ...... .47
Obstructing ................................ 249


J
JUDGMENT OF MAYORS COURT................... Z
JUMPING ON AND OFF AUTOMOBILES............. 22s
JUMPING ON STEAMERS ....,.. ... ......... .. -.. i
JUMPING ON TRAINS.............. ..........




KEEPING HOUSE OF ILL FAME............... 187




LEWD PERSONS,
Not allowed on streets...................... ..........08
Not allowed In barrooms, etc.. ..............204-205-206
LICENSE TAX,
Occupation for which required enumerated........ 43
Charitable festivals exempt...................... 71
For sale of liquor...................... ..... 9
No fractional ............................. 40
Penalty for sale without. ..................... 41
Closing hours endorsed on.................. 195
Ordinances not repealed ................... 42
Payable in money............................... 6
Penalty for doing business without.............. 44
Payment, how enforced ...-................... 45
License to be displayed........................ 48
On vehicles ............. r .................. 40
TrLvellng dealers ............................... 51
Penalty regarding ........................... 2
7-Ap.










10 INDEK.

Section.
LICENSE FOR DOGS .............................. 66
No fractional ........................ ...... 8
LIQUORS. (See License Tax.)
Not to be sold on Sunday ......................... 196
Not to be served to lewd women .................. 25



MARSHALL
Election of .......... ..................... ..... 2
Vacancy in office of .............................. 10
Deputy, appointment of .... ..................... 19
MN t wear badge................................ 26
No other badge to be worp...................... 27
Must carry whistle and club...................... 7
Peai*ty for impersonating ........................8
Must abstain from drink ........................ 29
Penalty for intoxication of....................... 30
Payment of money into treasury by............... 32
Must make monthly returns..................... 34
Duties as to dog tax.................... 6344.6-647-4 8-
Duty as to streets................................ 20
Failure to enforce dog tax provision.............. 70
Duty as to encroachments ...... ................ 88-89
Obstructing in discharge..................... 90
Removal for neglect ......................... ... 92
To set of Cemetery lots................... ...... 12
Duty as to electric lights.............................. 118
Duty at fires ................................... 141
Inspection of cisten........................... 160-151
Obstrcting .................................9 68*181-249
Cots of .......................... ............. 186
Duty as to certain nuisances................... 182-183
May arrest without warrant..................... 191
Duty as to stock running at large ................. 240
Duty as to dogs .................................. 42
Inspection of weights and measures by............ 247
Bystanders to assist ............................ 262
May compel convict to work...................... 855
AcOepting payment other than money............. 28
MAYOR.
Election of ...................................... 2
Duties at General Election...................... 7












INDEr.


MATOR--(Continued). 8eeto0.
Duties at Special Election ...................... 4
Proclamation calling election..................... 4-7
Result of election certified to ..................... 8
Power to ill vacancies........................... 10
Accepting resignation of officer................... 11
Election to fill vacancy in office ............... 12
Powers and duties generally ..................... 18
To issue warrant ............................ .. 18-251
Trial of offenders before......................... 18
Judgment of Mayor's Court....................... 254
To.appoint deputy marshals ....................... 19i'
Duties as to streets...............................
Bond of ...................................... 21
Must report to Council.......................... 22
Cannot remit or reduce fines..................... 23
SDuty as to obstructions and encroachments ...... 24
Compensation of President of Council acting as
M ayor ......... ..................... ......... 2
Monthly returns to Council...................... 34
To grant sidewalk permit...................... .. 8
Permit to place shells on street ................. 79-80
Permit to obstruct Water street................. 84
Duty as to buildings on public lands................ 88
Duty as to electric lights...... .................. 11718
Burial permit, Chestnut Cemetery................ 12
Building permits, Issued by..................... 134
Burning slabs, duty as to...................... 137-188
Water closets, duty regarding...................... 159
Nuisances, abatement of ........................171178-179
Commitment of prisoners ........................ 193
Firearms, permit to discharge................... 26
Fireworks, permit to set off...... ............... 29
lines Imposed by, payment of ................. 256
Money, payment into treasury by. ...............

MEATS AND FRUITS,
Screening of ....................................
Selling spoiled .................................. 17

MEETING OF CITY COUNCIL
Relilar meetage ................................ 1
Special meetings .........'................... .










12 INDEX.

MINORS. Section.
Frequenting barrooms, billiard, rooms ............. 209
Manager allowing ................................ 210211
Being out at night............................. 21


N

NUISANCES.
Defined ........................................ 172
Abatement of ................................ 172
Certain buildings declared to be.................... 171
Procedure and abatement.......................178-179-180
Pools, filth, weeds, etc.......................... 171
Other nuisances ................................. 182


0

OBSTRUCTION.
Duty of Mayor as to............................ 24
Duty of Marshal as to buildings................ 8-89-90
OFFICER. (See City Council, Mayor, Marshal, City
Clerk, Tax Assessor, 'ax Collector, Street Tax
Collector).
Resignation of ......... ...................... 11
Election to fill vacancy. ...................... 12
Qualification of ............ .................. 1.
Intoxication of police........................... 30
Removal for neglect............................. 92
Obstructing ..............................90-163-181-249
Impersonating .................................. 28
Monthly returns of.. ........................... 34
OBSTRUCTING.
Drains,. ditches, etc............................ 174
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE TAX. (See License Tax).
OFFENSES.
Assaults, and Affrays, Fights,................... 184
Threats, obscene language, profanity ............... 185
Fast driving .................................. 186
Concealed Weapons, discharging firearms.......... 186
House of ill fame, keeping........................ 187
Loitering on sidewalks.........................; 1I




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