It's the Law in Demopolis

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IT'S THE LAW
Nov. 1904
“Any person who engages in or participates in a race upon the streets 
with any vehicle, horse, mule, or team must on conviction 
be punished……”
 
IT’S THE LAW
Sept. 1907
“All owners and tenants of landed property in the City of Demopolis are 
hereby required to keep the sidewalks in front of and adjoining such 
property clean.”
 
IT’S THE LAW
1909
“Any person who carries concealed about his person a bowie knife, or 
other knife or instrument of like kind or description, or any knife or 
pistol or firearm of any description, or any air gun, sling shot, brass 
knucks, or other dangerous or deadly weapon, must on conviction 
be fined.”
 
IT’S THE LAW
1909
“… it shall be unlawful for any person in the City of Demopolis or 
within the police  jurisdiction thereof to walk upon the streets or 
sidewalks or public places indecently attired, or to stand or sit at 
the door, open window, or gate or on the steps of any house or home 
or in any public place in an indecent position or lewd manner, or 
for any person to appear in a public place in a state of nudity, 
or to appear in public in the dress of the other sex, or in any other 
indecent or lewd manner, or to expose his or her person in an indecent 
manner, or to do an obscene or indecent act.”
 
IT‘S THE LAW
1909
“It shall be unlawful for any person to ride a bicycle on any 
sidewalk within the city limits.”
 
IT’S THE LAW
1909    
“It shall not be lawful for any female to be on the streets, 
alleys, commons, or thoroughfares of the city without a male escort 
between the hours of 10 o’clock p.m. and 4:30 a.m. during the months 
beginning with September and ending with April accept that on Sunday 
nights the hour shall be extended to 11 o’clock, and between the hours 
of 11 o’clock p.m. and 4 o’clock a.m. during the months beginning 
with May and ending with August.
 
IT’S THE LAW
1909
“Any person found drunk or intoxicated at or about any polling 
place during election day is guilty of a misdemeanor, and 
must be punished…”
 
IT’S THE LAW
1909
“Any person who throws anything from the upper story of a house 
upon any street, alley or sidewalk must on conviction, be punished…”
 
IT’S THE LAW
1909
 
“Any person who bets or hazards any money or anything of value 
on the results of a fight with chickens, dogs, or other 
fowls or animals, or who is concerned or in any way engaged 
in such fight, shall be punished…”
 
IT’S THE LAW
1909
“…it shall be unlawful for any person to drive, run, or operate an 
automobile or machine of like kind or description within the 
corporate limits of the City of Demopolis at a greater rate of 
speed then Six (6) miles per hour.”
 
IT’S THE LAW
1909
“Any loafer, tramp, vagrant, or person without visible occupation 
who shall loiter at, inside, or about the Pavilion in the Public 
Square shall on conviction be fined…”
 
IT’S THE LAW
1909
“…it shall be unlawful for any minor to enter into or loiter 
around or about any pool or billiard room or to engage in any 
game of Pool or Billiards in the City of Demopolis.”
  
IT’S THE LAW
1909
“any person who ties or attaches to any dog any kind of 
firecracker or roman candle, or tin can, tin pan, tin cup, or any 
other thing calculated to frighten said dog and to endanger property 
must on conviction be punished…”
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