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Validating previous expenditures.

Section 2. Where county commissioners have heretofore expended the public moneys for the purposes set forth in section one of this act, such expenditure is hereby legalized and validated. Approved—The 5th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 16.

AN ACT

or

Unlawful use or wear of Insignia.

Making it a misdemeanor for persons to unlawfully use

wear the insignia or button of the Spanish-American War Veterans, or the official decorations of Spanish-American or Philippine war societies.

Section 1. Be it enacted, That any person who shall wilfully wear the insignia or button of the SpanishAmerican War Veterans, or the official decorations of societies composed of men who served in the Spanish-American or Philippine wars, or use the same to obtain aid or assistance within this State, unless he shall be entitled to use or wear the same, under the constitution and by-laws, rules and regulations, of such organizations, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined not to exceed one hundred dollars, and, in default of payment, committed to jail for a period not to exceed sixty days. Approved–The 5th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

Misdemeanor.

Fine and penalty.

No. 17.

AN ACT

Stockholders.

Concerning proxies, authorizing representation and voting of

shares of capital stock of corporations at meetings and elections thereof.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That stockholders of all corporations of this Commonwealth, wherever residing, who shall be entitled to vote at any corporate meeting or election thereof, shall have and be possessed of the right and power to vote thereat by proxy duly executed by the stockholder, either with or without notarial or other acknowledgment, but properly

Vote by proxy.

attested by the signature of a witness, and that one
person may be constituted and act as proxy for any
number of stockholders: Provided, however, That Proviro.
proxies dated more than two months prior to any
such meeting or election shall not confer right to vote
thereat.

Section 2. That anything contained in any general Repeal.
or special law inconsistent with this act be and the
same is hereby repealed.
Approved—The 5th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 18.

AN ACT

sion of taxes.

Fixing the salary of members of the body acting as a board

of revision of taxes, in counties containing a population of
one million two hundred and fifty thousand or over.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That hereafter the
salary of each member of the body acting as a board of Board of revi-
revision of taxes, in counties containing a population
of one million two hundred and fifty thousand or over,
shall be six thousand dollars per annum, to be received salary.
as compensation for their services on such board.

Section 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with,
or supplied by, the provisions of this act be and the
same are hereby repealed.

Repeal.
Approved-The 5th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 19.

AN ACT

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Act of Mar. 7. 1907

Authorizing and empowering parties to contracts, in which ad

vances of money, repayable on demand, are made upon ware-
house receipts, bills of lading, certificates of stock, certifi-
cates of deposit, bills of exchange, bonds, or other, negotiable
instruments, pledged as collateral security for such repayment
to an amount not less than five thousand dollars, to receive,
or to contract to receive, in writing, and collect as compen-
sation, any sum to be agreed upon.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in any case here.
after, in which advances of money, repayable on de. Adrenges of
mand, to an amount not less than five thousand dol-

Collateral security.

Compensation to be agreed upon, in writing.

lars, are made upon warehouse receipts, bills of lading, certificates of stock, certificates of deposit, bills of exchange, bonds, or other negotiable instruments, pledged as collateral security for such repayment, it shall be lawful to receive, or to contract to receive, and collect, as compensation for making such advances, any sum to be agreed upon, in writing, by the parties to such transaction.

Section 2. All laws or parts of laws general or special inconsistent herewith be and the same are hereby repealed. Approved—The 6th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

Repeal.

No. 20.

AN ACT

Tax on dogs. County of Chester,

To repeal an act, entitled "An act laying a tax on dogs in

certain townships in Chester county; relative to elections in West Philadelphia, and to assessors in Middletown, Perry county," approved the eleventh day of March, one thousand eight hundred and fifty; so far as the same relates to the taxing of dogs in the township of Charlestown, in the county of Chester.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the act of Assembly, approved the eleventh day of March, one thousand eight hundred and fifty, entitled "An act laying a tax on dogs in certain townships in the county of Chester; relative to elections in West Philadelphia, and to as. sessors in Middletown, Perry county,” be and the same is hereby repealed, so far as the same relates to the taxing of dogs in the township of Charlestown, in the county of Chester. Approved–The 6th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

Repeal.

No. 21.

AN ACT

To repeal an act, entitled "An act to repeal an act, entitled

'An act to provide for an election of supervisor and treasurer in the town of Girardville, county of Schuylkill,'” approved the twenty-third day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of an act, entitled “An act to repeal an act, entitled 'An act

to provide for an election of supervisor and treasurer in the town of Girardville, county of Schuylkill, ap. proved the twenty-eighth day of March, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three,'” which reads as follows:

“Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one and section two of an act, entitled 'An act to provide for an election of supervisor and treasurer in the town of Girardville, county of Schuylkill,' which reads as follows:

“ 'Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the qualified Section is act of electors of the borough of Girardville, in the county for repeal. of Schuylkill, be and they are hereby authorized and required at the next election for borough officers for the said borough, and annually thereafter, to elect one person as borough supervisor and one person for borough treasurer, who shall hold and exercise said office until their successors shall be duly qualified: Provided, That the election for the said borough supervisor and treasurer shall be held and conducted at the time and in the place prescribed for the election of the burgess of said borough; any provision in the charter of said borough inconsistent with this act be and the same is hereby repealed.'”

“ 'Section 2. That the said borough treasurer, before entering on his duties, shall take the oath or affirmation now prescribed in the case of borough officers of said borough, and shall give bond, with security, in a sum not exceeding double the amount of taxes which shall or may come into his hands; which bond shall be subject to the approval of the court of common pleas of Schuylkill county, and, when approved, shall be filed therein; and that the compensation of the said borough treasurer shall be at the rate of not exceeding one per centum on all moneys paid out by him on orders properly drawn, approved the twenty-eighth day of March, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventythree, be and the same is hereby repealed,' approved the twenty-third day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven," be and the same Repeal. is hereby repealed. Approved–The 6th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

2 Laws.

No. 22.

AN ACT

Duty of poor directors, etc.

Relief of needy, sick and injured.

Burlal.

Notice to county commissioners.

Providing for the relief of needy, sick, injured, and, in case

of death, burial of, indigent persons, whose legal place of settlement is unknown, or not within the State of Pennsylvania, at the expense of the county where relief is required, and with notice to the county commissioners thereof.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in each and every county of this Commonwealth, in which a poor or almshouse for the support, care and shelter of the needy and indigent is not maintained by and at county expense, it shall be the duty of the poor-directors or overseers of the poor of the several poor-districts, in such counties, to provide all needy, sick and injured indigent person or persons, in their said several districts, with necessary support, shelter, medicine, medical attendance, nursing, and, in case of death, burial, whether said needy, sick and injured indigent person or persons have a legal settlement in the poor-district in which they thus require assistance or not; but if such indigent person or persons have no known legal settlement within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, it shall be lawful for such directors or overseers to notify the commissioners of the county, where such relief is asked or required, of the necessity for such relief to such indigent person or persons; and, from and after such notice, the expense of such relief or burial shall be borne by the county in which the poordistrict furnishing the same is located; or, in their discretion, the commissioners of such county may take charge of such indigent person or persons, and provide necessary relief or burial at the expense of the county. And in event of any such poor-district, after due notice to commissioners and their election not to take charge of such indigent person or persons, having assumed or paid the expense thus incurred for the relief or burial of such indigent person or persons, whose legal settlement is unknown, the county in which such poor district is located shall be liable to such poor-district in an action in assumpsit, in a civil court, for the amount thus expended or incurred, and the want of an order of relief or approval order shall not be a bar to recovery: Provided, Nothing in this act shall be held to change the law as provided in the act of June thirteen, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, regarding the duties of oflicials in charge or control of dead bodies.

Section 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent here with be and the same are hereby repealed. Approved-The 6th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

The county's liability.

Proviso.

Repeal.

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