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According to ft law whloh went into foroe In Pennsylvania on the Ist January lost, % m«n who wants to sell intoxicants must present a petition to the Count; Commissioners, signed by not less than fifteen freeholders {i «., oltfzans who own veal estates), recommending that a license be granted to him. If granted, he must furnish a bond of 10,000 dole. with, not lees than six sureties (eaoh of whom must own • not leas than 2000 dols. of unencumbered ' real estate) ; and further, those who aigo his petition, and bis bondsmen, matt be residents of the rotiag preclnot In which fall grog shop Is to be ppened, and can be i on the petition a bond of only one person. In addition to this, he must, before openlog op, pay the* State a license fee of 500 dols., and the Government fee of from 10 dols. to 60 dote This law went Into eflfeot on the Ist of Jannary, 1883, ou •U not engaged In the traffic. Those already In the business, had, till the end of May {the time when their old license expired), to either comply with the new law or etoe discontinue under penalty of fine and imprisonment. This, while not stetoal prohibition will praotloally olose «p at least two-thirds of the saloons In Pennsylvania by reason of their not being able to give the necassaty bonds required. Besides this the law proride* for Local Option. Eaoh township *«• whether they will have liquor sold J, n 0 V If they ™te "&° "flense," tiny have no <*'o°&* In that township, and unless It be o ?* *• «*v?° H T C ' n be aold. Ifth«y yC* " lilcensia." any one can sell that can pay *** «£<W° doI1 f" for State license, m J*«««i to *• Government or Revenue fee. In Michigan they hare a sim'!** >** (exoept the rote is by counties taste** <" townships), and under this law In JsnaaC and February elections, bo far, 29 oountles hare roted for Prohibition, and it is not «t all unlikely the balanQa of the counties la the State, with 9 fey exceptions, will follow gait,

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A BIGOROUS LICENSE LAW, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1996, 14 November 1888

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A BIGOROUS LICENSE LAW Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1996, 14 November 1888