OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON.
AN ACT to prevent bogus sales within the City of Wilmington.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
SECTION I. It shall not be lawful for any person engaged in the sale of any goods, wares or merchandise, within the corporate limits of the City of Wilmington to publicly and falsely, and with intent to deceive the general buying public, advertise or otherwise represent that such goods, wares or merchandise are or were either in whole or part the property of any insolvent or bankrupt or the assignee of any insolvent or bankrupt, or that such goods, wares or merchandise were either in whole or in part damaged by fire or accident of any kind. Any person offending against the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall forfeit and pay a fine of one hundred dollars. Upon the trial of any person for a violation of the provisions of this section the intent to deceive the general buying public shall be presumed where proof is made of a public and false advertisement or representation aforesaid.
Passed at Dover, April 23, 1889.