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Deposits. Investment of funds.

with the laws of this State or of the United States, and to receive deposits of moneys, and to issue their obligations therefor, to invest their funds, other than funds committed to their care by the Orphans' Court, in and to purchase real and personal securities, and to loan money on real and personal securities, and to invest funds committed to their care by the Orphans' Court in such securities as shall be approved by such courts.

Section 2. That every court into which money may be paid by parties, or to be placed by order or by judg. ment, may, by order, direct the same to be deposited with any such corporation. Approved—The 21st day of April, A. D. 1903.

SAML, W. PENNYPACKER.

Power of courts.

No. 165.

AN ACT

Section 6, act of

To amend section six of the act of July the ninth, one thou

sand eight hundred and ninety-seven (Pamphlet Laws 223), by providing that, where objections to nomination certificate or paper are not sustained by any court, the petitioner shall be compelled to pay the costs.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section six of the act of July the ninth, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven (Pamphlet Laws 223), which reads as follows:

“Section 6. It shall be the duty of the officer or offiJuly 2, 1897. cited cers to whom any nomination certificate or paper is amendment

brought for the purpose of filing, to examine the said certificate or paper, and if it lack sufficient signatures or be otherwise manifestly defective, it shall not be filed, but the action of said officer or officers in refus. ing to receive a certificate or paper, may be reviewed by the court of common pleas of the county upon an application for a mandamus to compel its reception as of the date when it was brought to the office. All nomination certificates and papers which have been filed shall be deemed to be valid, unless objections thereto are duly made by writing filed in the court of common pleas of the county in which the certificate or paper objected to has been filed, and with the officer or officers with whom such certificates or papers have been filed, and within the following periods:

"First. In case of certificates and papers filed with the Secretary of the Commonwealth, at least thirtyfive days before the day of election in the case of certificates of nomination, and at least twenty-eight days

before the day of election in the case of nomination papers.

“Second. In case of other certificates and papers, except those designed for borough and township officers, at least eighteen days before the day of election.

“Third. In the case of certificates and papers designed for borough and township officers, at least twelve days before the day of election. In case the court is in session, one or more judges thereof shall proceed to hear such objections without necessary adjournment or delay, and shall give such hearing precedence over all other business before him or them. With respect to certificates and papers filed with the Secretary of the Commonwealth, such objections shall be heard and finally determined at least sixteen days before the day of election. In case the court is not in session, any judge thereof, on the presentation to him of the certificate of the prothonotary, that such objections have been filed as aforesaid, shall proceed to hear such objections as aforesaid. No objections of any nature whatever shall be filed, unless accompanied by proof of service of notice of the proposed objection upon at least one of the candidates named in the certificate or paper objected to; nor shall any objection be heard in the absence of any of the said candidates without proof of service of notice of the hearing upon them. If the court decides that the certificate or paper objected to was not filed by parties entitled under this act to file the same, it shall be wholly void; but if it be adjudged defective only, the court shall indicate the matters as to which it requires amendment, and the time within which such amendment must be made, and every certificate or paper amended after the time when the names therein contained shall have been sent to the sheriff, shall be subject to the provision of this act concerning substituted nominations. The officers with whom nomination certificates and papers have been filed, shall permit the political parties or bodies who have filed them to amend them of their own motion at any time prior to the printing of the ballot," be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

It shall be the duty of the officer or officers, to whom Proper officer to any nomination certificate or paper is brought for the purpose of filing, to examine the said certificate or paper, and if it lack sufficient signatures or be otherwise manifestly defective it shall not be filed; but the action of said officer or officers, in refusing to receive a certificate or paper, may be reviewed by the court of common pleas of the county, upon an application for a mandamus to compel its reception as of Mandamus. the date when it was brought to the office. All nominations, certificates and papers which have been filed

examine paper or certificate.

15 Laws.

How objections shall be made.

When Aled with
Secretary of the
Commonwealth,

Others than those for boroughs and townships.

townships.

court is in session.

not in session.

shall be deemed valid, unless objections thereto are duly made, by writing filed in the court of common pleas of the county in which the certificate or paper objected has been filed, and with the officer or officers with whom such certificates have been filed, and within the following periods:

First. In the case of certificates and papers filed with the Secretary of the Commonwealth, at least thirty five days before the day of election, in the case of certificates of nomination, and at least twenty-eight days before the day of election, in the case of nomination papers.

Second. In case of other certificates and papers, except those designed for borough and township officers, at least eighteen days before the day of election.

Third. In the case of other certificates and papers, For boroughs and

designed for borough and township officers, at least twelve days before the day of election. In case the court is in session, one or more judges thereof shall

proceed to hear such objections, without unnecessary Hearing when the adjournment or delay, and shall give such hearing

precedence over all other business before him or them. With respect to certificates and papers filed with the

Secretary of the Commonwealth, such objection shall Time when court shall determine. be heard, and finally determined, at least sixteen days When the court is before the day of election. In case the court is not

in session, any judge thereof, on the presentation to him of the certificate of the prothonotary that such objections have been filed, as aforesaid, shall proceed to hear such objections as aforesaid. No objection, of

any nature whatever, shall be filed unless accompanied Service of notice. by proper proof of service of notice of the proposed

objection upon at least one of the candidates named in the certificate or paper objected to, nor shall any objections be heard in the absence of any of the said

candidates without proof of service or notice of the Court to decide as hearing upon them. If the court decide that the cer

tificate or paper objected to was not filed by parties entitled, under this act, to file the same, it shall be wholly void; but if it be adjudged defective only, the court shall indicate the matters as to which it requires amendment, and the time within which such amendment must be made; and every certificate or paper, amended after the time when the names therein contained to have been sent to the sheriff, shall be sub

ject to the provisions of this act concerning substiIn case objections tuted nominations. In case the objections filed to any

nomination are not sustained by the court, the petitioner or petitioners shall be liable for and shall pay the whole of the costs of such proceedings, including all witness fees. The officers with whom nomination certificates and papers have been filed shall permit the political parties, or bodies, who have filed them,

are not sustained, the petitioner shall pay the costs.

Witness fees

to amend them of their own motion, at any time prior
to the printing of the ballot.
Approved—The 21st day of April, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 166.

AN ACT

School directors, annual meeting

Duty of school di

To establish county associations of school-directors. Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That it shall be the duty of each county superintendent of schools to call together, during the school year beginning June, one of. thousand nine hundred and three, and annually there. after, at the county seat, or some other suitable place in the county, all the school-directors of the county, for the consideration and discussion of questions pertaining to school administration. These annual meetings shall not be held during the week of the annual county teachers' institute.

Section 2. It shall be the duty of each school-director, in each of the districts of each county, to attend rectors. each annual meeting of school-directors, called by the county superintendent for the purpose of considering and discussing questions pertaining to school administration; and each school-director attending such annual convention shall receive, for his necessary expenses, mileage at the rate of three cents per mile, Mileage. to be paid out of the funds of the district which he serves. But expenses shall not be paid for more than two days at any annual meeting.

Section 3. When the directors have assembled in such annual convention, they shall proceed at once to organize, by electing, from the directors present, a Organization. president, two vice-presidents, a secretary, and a treas. urer, which officers shall continue for one year, and officers. shall severally perform such duties as usually devolve Term. upon such officers.

Section 4. The officers of the Directors' Association shall serve also as a program committee; and shall Program commitprepare suitable program for each annual meeting, secure competent speakers, and perform such other duties as may be necessary to the success of the meeting. The county superintendent shall be ex-officio a member of the program committee, and shall render such assistance to the officers of such association as they may require of him.

To prepare a program for the first meeting, each Program for Arst county superintendent sha!! appoint, from among the meeting.

tees.

Payment by the county treasurers.

school-directors of his county, a program committee of five members.

Section 5. To defray the necessary expenses of these meetings, the county treasurer of each county shall pay to the treasurer of the Directors' Association, from the county funds, one dollar for each director attending the annual meeting, but in no case shall the sum paid exceed one hundred dollars for each meeting. But before he shall receive this appropriation, the treasurer of the Directors' Association shall present to the county treasurer a statement, showing when and where the meeting was held, how many directors were present, what speakers were employed, and what expenses were incurred. Approved—The 21st day of April, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

Statement of treasurer of DIrectors' Association.

No. 167.

АN АСТ

County bridges.

Painting of, etc.

County commissioners shall advertise for sealed bids.

Authorizing and requiring county commissioners of the several

counties of this Commonwealth to have the county bridges of their respective counties painted, and the bolts of the same tightened, as often as may be necessary.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the county commissioners of the several counties of this Commonwealth are authorized and required to have the county bridges of their respective counties, which are constructed of iron or steel, painted, and the bolts of the same drawn, as often as may be necessary, to preserve them from the effects of rust and prevent unnecessary wear occasioned by loose bolts.

Section 2. Said county commissioners shall, during the month of March of each year in which it may be necessary to paint any of the county bridges and tighten the bolts thereof, as required by section one of this act, cause to be published in two newspapers of the proper county a list of such bridges, stating their location and specifying the kind and quantity of paint to be used, and asking for sealed bids for furnishing the material and doing the work upon each separate bridge; which bids shall be opened on the first day of the following May, or as soon thereafter as practicable, and the contract for material and work upon each bridge shall be given to the lowest and best bidder. Approved-The 21st day of April, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

Opening of bids.

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