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-436(2) being a guest of a hotel, boardinghouse, or lodginghouse, fails or refuses to give true information for entry in the register— shall be fined not more than $100 or imprisoned in jail not more than 30 days, or both.

CHAPTER 43—DUELS AND CHALLENGES Sec. 821. 822. 823. 824. 825. 826.

Definitions. Fighting duel or sending or accepting challenge. Posting another for not fighting duel. Failure of oflBcers to prevent duels. Leaving Canal Zone with intent to evade laws against dueling. Duty of witnesses to testify; exemption from prosecution.

§ 821. Definitions As used in this chapter: "challenge" means a word, spoken or written, expressing or implying, or intended to express or imply, a desire, request, invitation, or demand, to fight a duel, or to meet for the purpose of fighting a duel; and "duel" means a combat with deadly weapons, fought between two or more persons by previous agreement or upon a previous quarrel. § 822. Fighting duel or sending or accepting challenge Whoever fights a duel, or sends or accepts a challenge to fight a duel, shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned in the penitentiary not more than five years, or both. § 823. Posting another for not fighting duel Whoever posts or publishes another person for not fighting a duel or for not sending or accepting a challenge to fight a duel, or uses reproachful or contemptuous language, verbal, written or printed, to or concerning another person, for not sending or accepting a challenge to fight a duel, or with intent to provoke a duel, shall oe fined not more than $100 or imprisoned in jail not more than 30 days, or both. § 824. Failure of officers to prevent duels AVhoever, being a judge or other officer bound to preserve the public peace, has knowledge of the intention on the part of a person to fight a duel, and does not exert his official authority to arrest him and prevent the duel, shall be fined not more than $1,000. § 825. Leaving Canal Zone with intent to evade laws against dueling Whoever leaves the Canal Zone with intent to evade any of the provisions of this chapter, and to commit an act beyond the jurisdiction of the courts which is prohibited by this chapter, and does an act, although out of the Canal Zone, which would be punishable by the provisions of this chapter if committed within the Canal Zone, is punishable in the same manner as he would have been if the act had been committed within the Canal Zone. § 826. Duty of witnesses to testify; exemption from prosecution A person may not be excused from testifying or answering a question upon an investigation or trial for a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter, upon the ground that his testimony might tend to convict him of a crime. But evidence given upon an examination of a person so testifying may not be received against him in any criminal prosecution or proceeding, except in a criminal prosecution for perjury committed when so testifying.