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hundred dollars, conditioned for the faithful discharge
of his duties; such bond to be approved by the said
Commissioners.
Approved—The 11th day of April, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 122.

AN ACT

Townships of the first class.

Licenses for stages, hacks, etc.

Authorizing the boards of township commissioners, of town-
ships of the first class, to levy and collect a license-tax on
stages, hacks, carriages, and other vehicles, carrying per-
sons or property for pay, and to limit the rate of fares to
be charged therefor.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the board of town-
ship commissioners, of every township of the first
class within this Commonwealth, shall have power
to enact ordinances requiring licenses to be taken out,
annually, for all stages, hacks, carriages, and other
vehicles, used for carrying persons or property for
hire, within the township, and fixing a reasonable
annual charge for such licenses. Also to regulate
or limit the rate of fares to be charged persons using
said vehicles.

Section 2. That the said ordinances shall be en-
forced as other township ordinances are by law en-
forced, and the license charges shall be collected as
other licenses charges, fines and penalties are now
authorized by law to be collected.
Approved—The 11th day of April, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

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To provide for the construction of bridges over or under ex

isting railroads, at the expense of the county, where a public
highway or a road, about to be opened, intersects or will
intersect an existing railroad or railroads, and the township
within which the bridges may be necessary is reasonably
unable to bear the expense of the same.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That when one or
more existing railroads, over or under which it may
be advisable, for the protection of travelers, to erect
a bridge, crosses a public road or highway which may

Rallroads, construction of bridges over or under at expense of county.

hereafter be opened, and the erection of such bridge requires more expense than is reasonable that one or two adjoining townships should bear, or more than is reasonable that the township wherein the bridge is to be located should bear, the court of quarter sessions of the county wherein such bridge is to be erected shall, on the representations of the supervisors or on the petition of any of the inhabitants of the township, Court shall ap

point viewers. order a view, in the manner provided for in the case of roads; and if, on the report of the viewers, it shall Report. appear to the court, grand jury and commissioners of the county that such bridge is necessary, and would be too expensive for such township or townships, it shall be entered on record as a county bridge: Provid- Shall be entered ing, That this act shall not apply to existing roads county bridge. and highways.

Section 2. After the entry of any such bridge as a county bridge, it shall be the duty of the commissioners of said county to provide for its erection, in the Erection of bridge. manner now provided by law for the erection of county bridges: Provided further, That the viewers shall have authority to apportion the cost of such bridge between the county and railroad company, in such proportion Apportionment of as the said viewers deem just and reasonable. Approved—The 11th day of April, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

Proviso.

Proviso,

cost.

No. 124.

AN ACT

Making an appropriation to carry into effect the act of June

twenty-sixth, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, entitled "An act to provide for the appointment of inspectors by the Governor, for cities of the first and second class of this Commonwealth, to inspect scales, weights and measures, and providing for their compensation," approved the twentysixth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and ninetyfive.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of two Approprlation, thousand five hundred dollars, or so much thereof as

$2,500. may be necessary, be and the same is hereby specifically appropriated to the Secretary of Internal Affairs, for the purpose of carrying into effect section one and two of an act, entitled “An act to provide for the appointment of inspectors by the Governor, for cities of the the cities of the first and second class of this Com- first and second monwealth, to inspect scales, weights and measures, Inspectors of and providing for their compensation" approved the scales, etc. twenty-sixth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five.

class.

Section 2. Each inspector shall be furnished with standard weights, measures and tests, by the Secretary of Internal Affairs of this Commonwealth. Approved-The 11th day of April, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 125.

AN ACT

Athletic exhibition.

Twelve hours.

Prohibiting athletic exhibitions of longer duration than twelve

hours in each calendar day. Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That on and after the passage of this act, it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to promote, manage or participate in any athletic contest or exhibition, held within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in which any one of the contestants shall take part for more than twelve hours in each calendar day.

Section 2. Any person or persons who shall promote, manage or participate in such contest or exhibition, mentioned in section one of this act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be sentenced to a fine of not less than one hun. dred dollars or more than one thousand dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding two years, or either, or both, at the discretion of the court. Approved-The 11th day of April, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

Misdemeanor.

Penalty.

No. 126.

A SUPPLEMENT

To an act, entitled "An act for the better and more impartial

selection of persons to serve as jurors in each of the counties of this Commonwealth," approved the tenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven; providing for a clerk to the jury commissioners, and regulating his compensation.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the jury commissioners of the several counties of this Commonwealth

shall have authority, and are hereby authorized, to Clerk of jury com- appoint a competent person as their clerk, and to fix

his compensation, with the consent and approval of the county commissioners, for his employment with

missioners.

said jury commissioners in preparation and in filling the jury wheel, or in drawing juries.

Section 2. Said compensation to be paid out of the respective county treasury. Approved-The 11th day of April, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 127

AN ACT

Assistant district

Counties having over 150,000 and

assistant district

Creating the office of assistant district attorney, in the several counties of this Commonwealth having over one hundred and fifty thousand inhabitants; providing for the appointment of one or more persons, in each of said counties, to fill said office; prescribing the qualifications, duties and terms of office of said officers, and fixing their salaries in accordance with existing legislation.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in all counties of this Commonwealth, having over one hundred and attorneys. fifty thousand inhabitants and less than two hundred and fifty thousand inhabitants, the district attorney less than 250,000 of each of said counties shall have authority to appoint at least one assistant, learned in the law, who shall be designated as first assistant district attorney, and a second assistant, learned in the law,—when such office is found necessary by the salary board of any of said counties,—who shall be designated as second assistant district attorney, to assist the district at: torney in the discharge of his duties. The said first Appointment of assistant district attorney, and said second assistant attorneys. district attorney, in case such office of second assistant district attorney is found necessary, as aforesaid, shall receive the full amount of the salaries now or hereafter provided by law for said office or offices, to be paid monthly or quarterly out of the county treasury, and shall hold his or their office during the term of office of the district attorney appointing him or them, unless removed for cause by the district attorney appointing him or them.

Section 2. In all counties of this Commonwealth, having over two hundred and fifty thousand inhabi- Over 250,000 and tants and less than five hundred thousand inhabitants, the district attorney of each of said counties shall have authority to appoint an assistant or assistants, learned in the law, not exceeding two in number, to assist the district attorney in the discharge of his duties. The said assistant district attorney or assistant district attorneys shall receive the full amount of the salary or salaries now or hereafter provided by law for said office or offices, to be paid monthly or quarterly out of the county treasury, and shall hold his or their office during the term of office of the district

less than 500,000.

Over 500.000.

attorney appointing him or them, unless removed for cause by the district attorney appointing him or them.

Section 3. In all counties of this Commonwealth having over five hundred thousand inhabitants, the office of assistant district attorney or assistant district attorneys, method of filling the same, the qualitications, powers, duties, terms of office and salaries of said officers, shall remain as now provided by law.

Section 4. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent here. with be and the same are hereby repealed. Approved--The 11th day of April, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

Repeal.

No. 128.

AN ACT

Appropriation.

$11,000 for maintenance, eto,

Making an appropriation for the establishment and maintenance of traveling libraries, authorized by act of Assembly approved the fifth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of twelve thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby specifically appropriated to the Free Library Commission of Pennsylvania, for the following purposes, namely:

For the payment of expenses incident to the establishment and maintenance of the traveling libraries, authorized by section two of the act of Assembly establishing the Free Library Commission of Pennsyl. vania, approved the fifth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine, two years, the sum of eleven thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

For the payment of the traveling expenses of the members of the Free Library Commisison, two years, the sum of one thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary. Approved-The 11th day of April, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

$1,000 for expenses.

No. 129.

AN ACT

To authorize the purchase of historical works, relative to the

services of Pennsylvania Volunteers during the late Civil War.

Civil War his

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever, after tories of organiza- the passage of this act, any regiment or battery, or

other unit of military organization of Pennsylvania

vanla Volunteers.

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