OF THE SALE OF INTOXICATING LIQUORS.
A. FURTHER SUPPLEMENT to the act entitled An Act to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors, passed at Dover, April 10, 1873.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, as follows:
SECTION 1. That it shall be unlawful for any druggist to sell intoxicating liquors in any quantity or to any amount, without having first obtained a license to sell the same; and it shall likewise be unlawful for any druggist licensed to sell intoxicating liquors to sell the same otherwise than upon the written order or prescription of a regular practicing physician, which order or prescription shall state that such liquor is necessary for medicinal purposes, and such prescription or order shall not justify more than a single sale, and all such orders or prescriptions shall be pasted or fastened by said druggist in a suitable book or docket, and kept by him for the free inspection of the public. Any person violating the provisions of this Section, or either of them, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction by indictment shall forfeit and pay a fine of one hundred dollars for each offence.
SECTION 2. The price of a license to keep an inn or tavern in cities or towns having ten thousand inhabitants and upwards, shall be three hundred dollars, and at all other places two hundred dollars. The price of a license to sell intoxicating liquors to a druggist shall be twenty dollars, and the price of such a license to a retailer of goods, wares, and merchandise, shall be one hundred dollars. The number of inhabitants for the purposes of this section, shall lie ascertained from the last census preceding the application. In all cases where applications are pending at the passage of this act, the applicant may, on the first day of the term of the court, pay to the Clerk of the Peace such additional sum as shall be necessary to make up the price of the license by this section prescribed, with the like effect as if the whole sum had been paid thirty days before the Court.
SECTION 3. The certificate now required by the liquor license laws of this State, shall from and after the passage of this act, be signed by at least one-half of said signers, substantial freeholders.
SECTION 4. Every person licensed under this act shall keep his principal place of business, so as to be seen fully and easily by passers-by, and shall not obstruct such view by screens, blinds, inside shutters, frosted glass, or any other device, of whatsoever kind or character. Any violation of this section shall be a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall forfeit his license, and pay a fine of not less than fifty nor more than one hundred dollars.
SECTION 5. That the provisions of any existing law inconsistent with this act, be and the same are hereby repealed.
SECTION 6. This act shall not go into effect until the first day of July, A. D. 1889, after which date it shall be in full force and virtue.
Passed at Dover, April 21, 1889.