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PROTECTION OF CHILDREN   127

the family of the keeper, or is an employee on the premises, or is not there for the purpose of loitering or playing.

The Minors' Tobacco Sales Jct prohibits the sale or furnishing of cigarettes, cigars or tobacco in any form to a minor under the age of eighteen years, except for the purpose of filling a written order from a parent or a guardian.

The Theatres and Cinematographs Jct prohibits the attendance of any child, under the age of fifteen years, unaccompanied by an adult at moving picture shows. This was modified to some extent by the amendment to the Act in 1919, which made an exception as to the hours between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturdays and public holidays, but provided for proper supervision of the children while in the theatre.

Municipal by-laws may be passed under The Municipal Jct for regulation of children engaged in street trades, such as express or despatch messengers, vendors of newspapers and small wares, and bootblackers; also for the prohibiting of keepers of second-hand shops or junk shops from paying for, or

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