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No. 23.

AN ACT

Amending the act, entitled "A further supplement to an act

concerning divorces,' approved May eighth, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, by providing that conviction for certain enumerated crimes only shall be cause for divorce, and repealing the act of June first, one thousand eight hunand ninety-one, relating to the same subject.

cited for repeal

Repeal.

Subdivision II. section 1. act of

Section 1. Be.it enacted, &c., That the act, entitled Act of June 1, “An act to amend the second subdivision of the first 1821 section of an act, entitled 'A further supplement to the act, entitled "An act concerning divorces,' approved May eighth, one thousand eight hundred and fiftyfour,' by extending to the courts jurisdiction to grant divorces when either of the parties has been or shall be convicted of forgery or any infamous crime, either within or without this State, and sentenced to imprisonment therefor,” and approved on the first day of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Section 2. That the second subdivision of the first section of the act, entitled “A further supplement to the act, entitled 'An act concerning divorces,' approved May eighth, one thousand eight hundred and fiftyfour," which reads as follows:

“Where either of the parties shall have been convicted of a felony, and sentenced by the proper court May 8, 1851, cited either to the county prison of the proper county or to

for amendment. the penitentiary of the proper district, for any term exceeding two years: Provided, That such application for a divorce be made by the husband or wife of the party so convicted and sentenced,” be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

When either of the parties shall hereafter, either within or without this State, be convicted as principal, or as accessory either before or after the fact, of the crime of arson, burglary, embezzlement, forgery, kid- Enumerated napping, larceny, murder, either in the first or second degrees, voluntary manslaughter, perjury, rape, rohbery, sodomy, buggery, treason, or misprision of treason, and be sentenced by a competent court, having jurisdiction, to imprisonment for any term exceeding two years: Provided, That such application for a Proviso. divorce be made by the husband or wife of the party so convicted and sentenced. Approved–The 9th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

crimes.

No. 24.

Public property.

or poster. Proviso.

AN ACT
To prevent the pasting, painting, branding, stamping, or plac-

ing of advertisements, notices, signs, cards, or posters in cer-
tain places, and providing penalties for the violation thereof.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That no person shall paste, paint, brand or stamp, or in any manner whatsoever place upon or attach to any building, fence, bridge, gate, outbuilding or other object, upon the grounds of any charitable, educational or penal insti. tutions of the State of Pennsylvania, or upon any property belonging to the State of Pennsylvania or to

any county, township, borough or city therein, any BII, sign, notice written, printed, painted or other advertisement, bill,

notice, sign or poster: Provided, That nothing herein shall be so construed as to prevent the posting of any notice required by law or order of court to be posted,

nor to prevent the posting or placing of any notice parLegal notice, etc.

ticularly concerning or pertaining to the grounds or premises upon which the same is so posted or placed

Section 2. That no person shall paste, paint, brand, stamp, or in any manner whatsoever place upon or

attach to any building, fence, bridge, gate, outbuildPrivate property. ing, or property of another, whether within or with

out the limits of a highway, any written, printed, painted, or other advertisement, bill, notice, sign, card or poster, without first having obtained the written consent of the owner, or tenant lawfully in possession or occupancy thereof: Provided, That nothing herein shall be so construed as to prevent the posting of any notice required by law or order of court to be posted, nor to prevent the posting or piacing of any notice particularly concerning or pertaining to the grounds or premises upon which the same is so posted or placed.

Section 3. Every person violating the provisions of this act shall be liable to a penalty of not less than five dollars nor more than twenty dollars, to be recovered before any magistrate or justice of the peace, as fines and penalties are by law recoverable; and such writ. ten, printed, painted, or other advertisement, bill, notice, sign, card, or poster is hereby declared to be a public nuisance, and may be removed and abated as such. Approved–The 10th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML, W. PENNYPACKER.

Written consent.

Proviso.

Penalty.

Public nuisance,

No. 25.

AN ACT

Cities of the first

To amend section two of an act, entitled "An act to provide

for the better protection of life and property by the examination and licensing of engineers having charge of steam boilers, steam engines, and appliances connected therewith, in cities of the first class in this Commonwealth, and providing penalties for violations," approved the eighteenth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the second section of an act, entitled “An act to provide for the class. better protection of life and property by the examination and licensing of engineers having charge of steam boilers, steam engines, and appliances connected therewith, in cities of the first class in this Commonwealth, and providing penalties for violations," approved the eighteenth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine, which reads as follows:

"Section 2. All persons claiming authority to per Section 2, act of form the duties of engineer shall apply to the boiler April 13." 1899. inspector of such cities, who shall examine the appli- ment. cant as to his knowledge of steam machinery and his experience as an engineer, also the proofs which he produces in support of his claim, and if, upon full consideration, the inspector is satisfied that the applicants character, habits of life, knowledge and experience in the duties of an engineer, are all such as to authorize the belief that he is a suitable and safe person to be entrusted with the powers and duties of such a station, he shall grant him a license, upon the payment of three (3) dollars, authorizing him to be employed in such duties for the term of one year, and such license shall be renewed, without examination, upon the payment of one dollar; but such license shali be suspended or revoked upon satisfactory proof of violation of any provision of this law. Whenever complaint is made against any engineer, holding :1 license authorizing him to take charge of boilers or machinery, that he has through negligence or want of skill permitted the boilers in his charge to burn or otherwise become in bad condition, or that he has not kept his engine or machinery in good working order, the inspector shall, upon satisfactory proof of such negligence or want of skill, revoke the license of such engineer," be amended so as to read as follows:

Section 2. All persons desiring authority to perform Examination of the duties of an engineer shall apply to the boiler in applicant spector of such cities, who shall examine the applicant as to his knowledge of steam machinery and his expe. rience in operating the same, also the proofs he produces in support of his claim, and if, upon full consideration, the inspector is satisfied that the applicant's

ence, etc.

Grant of license.

Renewal annually.

Grade of licenses.

Character, experi character, habits of life, knowledge, and experience in

the duties of an engineer, are all such as to authorize the belief that be is a suitable and safe person to be entrusted with the powers and duties of such a station, he shall grant him a license, upon the payment of three (3) dollars, authorizing him to be employed in such duties for the term of one year, and such license shall be annually renewed, without examination, upon the payment of one (1) dollar, provided it is presented for renewal within ten days after its expiration. Licenses so granted shall be graded into two classes: One of which shall entitle the licensee to have charge of or to operate stationary steam boilers and steam engines only; the other of which shall entitle the licensee to have charge of or to operate portable steam boilers and steam engines only; such licenses shall not be transferred from one grade to the other without a reexamination, said re-examination to be conducted

without cost to the licensee. Eligibility for ex No person shall be eligible for examination for a li.

cense unless he furnishes proof that he has been em-
ployed about a steam boiler or steam engine for a
period of not less than two years prior to the date of
application, which must be certified to by at least one
employer and two licensed engineers.
Approved–The 10th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

amination,

No. 26.

AN ACT

Supplementary to an act, entitled "An act to amend an act,

entitled 'An act to authorize the election of constables for three years', approved the fourteenth day of February, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine, by providing for the election of a high constable of each of the boroughs of this Commonwealth for three years, and by correcting the ambiguity as to the beginning of the terms of office under said act,” approved the twenty-sixth day of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninetyfive; making provisions for the filling of vacancies in the office of high constable in any borough, or in the office of constable in any borough, ward of any borough, or township of this Commonwealth.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever a vacancy may occur in the office of high constable in any borough in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, whether created by general or special law, or in the office of constable in any borough, ward of any borough, or township in said Commonwealth, by reason of failure to elect, failure to qualify, incompe

Vacancy in
fice of high con-
stable or consta-
ble.

tency, death, resignation, removal, or for any other cause, it shall be the duty of the court of quarter sessions of the peace of the county in which such borough, ward or township may lie, to appoint a suitable per- Appointment. son, who, upon being qualified as required by law, shall serve as the high constable or the constable there. of, as the case may require, for the unexpired term, so vacant.

Section 2. Any act or acts of Assembly, or any part thereof, inconsistent with any of the provisions of the first section of this act be and the same is hereby repealed.

Repeal, Approved–The 11th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 27.

AN ACT

foreign corpora

To quiet the title of real estate, held by foreign corporations

not entitled to hold same, and heretofore conveyed to a citizen of the United States, or to a corporation chartered under the laws of this Commonwealth and authorized to hold real estate.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the title to such real estate, situate in this Commonwealth, as may have been held by any foreign corporation not having the Title to real es

tate conveyed by right to own the same, the title to which has been heretofore conveyed by such foreign corporation to a citi- tion. zen of the United States, or to any corporation chartered under the laws of this Commonwealth and authorized to hold real estate, is hereby declared valid; Made valla. and such citizen or corporation, grantee as aforesaid, shall hold and may convey such title and estate, having same effect as though such foreign corporation had the right to hold the same. Approved—The 11th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 28.

AN ACT

To repeal an act, entitled "An act in relation to patenting

lands lying within or along navigable rivers." Whereas, Public policy imperatively demands that Whereas, the title to the beds of rivers of the Commonwealth,

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