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Volunteers, shall publish or shall have prepared for publication a history of such organization, under the sanction and authority of its proper veteran organization, which history shall be shown, to the satisfaction of the Governor, Auditor General and Adjutant General, so far as it is practicable in such works faith. fully and accurately prepared and historically correct, to be of sufficient reliability and importance to justify the purchase of copies as herein provided for, and to contain a complete roster of the organization, cor. Baliter of organirected to the date of publication, the Secretary of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, with the approval of the Governor, shall purchase Auditor General and Adjutant General, and at a price fixed by them, shall purchase four hundred copies of such history, the price thereof not to exceed two dol. Cost. lars per copy: Provided, That the total amount expended during the two fiscal years beginning June first, one thousand nine hundred and three, shall not exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars. The said ap- Expenditure not propriation to be paid upon warrants drawn by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, countersigned by the Auditor General.

Section 2. The volumes purchased, as aforesaid, shall be distributed as follows: One copy to the office Distribution of of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, one to the office of the Adjutant General, one to the library of each college in the State, one to each historical society in the State, one to the library of Congress, and one to the library of each state and territory of the Union; the balance to be placed in the State Library of Pennsylvania, for the purpose of exchange.

Section 3. That the State Treasurer of this Commonwealth be and is authorized to make all payments out of such money in the Treasury as is not otherwise appropriated. Approved–The 13th day of April, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

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No. 130.

AN ACT

To provide for the erection, furnishing and equipment of a new school-house on the Cornplanter Indian lands, in Warren county, and making an appropriation therefor.

Whereas, In the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Whereas I. made a grant of land, located on the west side of the

Whereas II.

Whereas III.

Whereas IV.

Commission to be appointed by Gov. ernor.

Plans.

Allegheny river, in what is now Warren county, to the Indian Chief Cornplanter, of the Seneca tribe, this grant being made to said Corn planter and his descendants to provide them with a home, and in consideration of the friendship to and great services of the said Cornplanter to the white settlers of Western Pennsylvania; and

Whereas, Since the year one thousand eight hun. dred and fifty-six, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has maintained a school upon said land for the children of the descendants of said Cornplanter, this school now containing about thirty children of these descendants; and

Whereas, The school house, built many years ago, has become dilapidated and unfit for use; and

Whereas, There is no suitable place within a distance of three or four miles for a teacher to board, making it desirable if a new school building is erected that it contain living-apartments for the teacher:

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That a commission shall be appointed, consisting of three persons, residents of Warren county, Pennsylvania, who shall serve without compensation, but shall be allowed necessary expenses, and who shall be appointed by the Governor.

Section 2. Said commissioners shall prepare plans for the erection of a suitable school building, of either wood or brick as they shall decide, containing at least one suitable school-room, and at least three apartmentrooms for the use of a teacher, on the school-house lot of the Corn planter Indian lands, and such articles of furniture and equipment as they deem necessary; and after said plans have been approved by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, said Commissioners shall advertise for two weeks in two newspapers in the county of Warren, for proposals for the erection, furniture and equipment of said school-house, and shall let the erection and the furnishing and equipment to the lowest responsible bidder or bidders.

Section 3. For the erection, furnishing and equipment of this building, the cost shall not exceed three thousand dollars; and the sum of three thousand dollars, or so much thereof as is necessary, is bereby specifically appropriated therefor; one-half of said appropriation to become available when the said Commissioners shall file with the Auditor General a copy of the plans for the building, furniture and equipment, approved by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, together with contracts, in writing, in satisfactory form, executed by responsible contractors, with good and sufficient sureties for the entire erection, furnishing, and equipment of said building; and the final pay. ment of this appropriation shall be made upon the affidavits of at least two of said Commissioners that

Furniture.

Cost not to exneed $3,000.

Appropriation.

Contract.

the work has been completed, and the furniture and
equipment installed, in full compliance with the plans
on file with the Auditor General.
Approved—The 13th day of April, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 131.

AN ACT

cilmen by wards.

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To provide for the election of councilmen, in the several bor

oughs of this Commonwealth, by wards. Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in all boroughs in Boroughs. this Commonwealth, which now are divided into wards, the councilmen shall be elected by the electors of the respective wards, and not at large, and shall be residents of the ward from which they are elected. The number of councilmen to be elected from each Election of counward in said borough shall be ascertained by dividing the whole number of councilmen, in the respective borough, by the number of wards comprising said borough: Provided, That the number of councilmen to be Proviso. elected for each ward may be increased or diminished Increase or deby the court, in the manner now provided by existing ber. laws.

Section 2. That in all boroughs in this Commonwealth, falling under the provisions of section one of this act, in which the councilmen are now elected at large, the qualified voters of the several wards in said borough shall, on the third Tuesday of February, one Election on third thousand nine hundred and four, elect as many coun- ruary, 1904. cilmen as the ward is entitled to under the provisions of the first section of this act.

Section 3. Immediately after the organization of the council, elected in pursuance of section two of this act, they shall proceed, by lot, to divide the wards of Division of wards their borough into three classes: those councilmen elected from wards in the first class shall serve for one year, and those councilmen elected from wards in Term. the second class shall serve for two years, and those councilinen elected from wards in the third class shall serve for three years. On the third Tuesday of Feb- Election on third ruary, one thousand nine hundred and five, and every ruary, 1905. three years thereafter, the qualified voters of each of the wards in the first class shall elect councilmen, for said wards, for the term of three years; and on the third Tuesday of February, one thousand nine hundred and six, and every three years thereafter, the qualified voters of each of the wards in the second

into classes.

1906.

1907.

Councilmen previously elected.

class shall elect councilmen, for said wards, for the term of three years, and on the third Tuesday of February, one thousand nine hundred and seven, and every three years thereafter, the qualified voters of each of the wards in the third class shall elect councilmen, for the said wards, for the term of three years.

Section 4. The councilmen now in office, under existing laws, shall act conjointly with those who are to be elected, under the provisions hereof, at the first election for borough officers next ensuing the passage of this Act, and act until the expiration of the term of the said councilmen, now in office; but after their places have become vacant, either by lapse of time or otherwise, their places shall not again be filled, and the office shall henceforth be at an end.

Section 5. This act shall apply to every borough in this Commonwealth, falling under the provisions of the first section of this act, whether said borough is now governed by general or special Acts of Assembly; and all acts or parts of acts whether general or special inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. Approved—The 13th day of April, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

Application of this act.

Repeal,

No. 132.

AN ACT

Whereas.

Cities.

Duty of school directors, etc.

To protect the public health, and prevent the spread of in

fectious and contagious diseases in this Commonwealth. Whereas, Infectious and contagious diseases are very largely disseminated through the agency of the schools, from the want of proper disinfection of school buildings; therefore,

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That on and after the passage of this act, it shall be the duty of the board of school directors, trustees, or other person or persons having control of any school or college building, in any city of this Commonwealth, to adopt and immediately put into operation a modern method and system of disinfection, for the disinfection of such school or college buildings.

Section 2. And it shall further be the duty of such board of school directors, trustees, or other person or persons having control of any school or college building in any city of this Commonwealth, at regular intervals of not exceeding two weeks, to cause all of the school or college buildinge under their control to be thoroughly disinfected, by means of the method and

Disinfection.

At regular intervals.

Approval of

of health,

system which they may adopt in compliance with section one of this act.

Section 3. Whenever there exists in any city a local board of health for such city, the method and system of disinfection adopted by the board of school directors, trustees, or other person or persons having control of any school or college building in such city, shall be approved by such local board of health; in any city where no such local board of health exists, such method, by board method and system of disinfection, as aforesaid, shall be approved by the State Board of Health of this state.

Section 4. In operating such methods and system of disinfection, as aforesaid, the person or persons in charge of such duty shall, as far as practicable, perform such duty in such manner as not to interfere with Not to interfere the regular school sessions held in said school or col- sions. lege buildings, and it shall not be necessary, under this act, to perform such duty in any school or college building which is not used and occupied for school purposes.

Section 5. In order to fully and completely carry out the provisions of this act, and to defray the expenses necessary to equip and put into operation by the board of school directors, trustees, or other person or persons having control of any public or high school of this State, such method and system of disinfection, as aforesaid, there shall be set aside by such school directors, trustees, or other person or persons having control of any public or high school building, out of the funds biannually appropriated by this State, under Portion of approthe act "providing method of distributing the appro- penses. priation to common schools,” sufficient money, necessary to defray the expenses incident thereto.

Section 6. Any board of school directors, trustees, or other person or persons, charged under this act with the enforcement of any of its provisions, who shall neglect to properly enforce the same shall, upon com

Neglect. plaint of State or local board of health to the court of common pleas of the proper county, pay a fine of Fine. not less than five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars.

Section 7. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.

Repeal. Approved—The 14th day of April, A. D. 1903.

SAML, W. PENNYPACKER.

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