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sons whomsoever, shall have in his, her or their possession any of the articles above described, unlawfully as aforesaid, or secreted on his, her or their premises or in any other place under his, her or their control, and said magistrate shall thereupon, on proof of such demand having been made, issue a search warrant, direct. Search warrant. ed to any constable or other proper officer, to search the premises of the offender or offenders, or said place where any such articles are alleged to be, particularly describing such premises or place; and if, upon search, any such articles shall be found, to take possession of the same, and to bring the person in whose possession or control any such articles may be found before such magistrate, to be tried as provided by law for the trial of misdemeanor's, and be punished in the manner set forth in second section of this act. Approved-The 27th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 74.

AN ACT

Authorizing the courts of common pleas of this Commonwealth

to decree the dissolution of certain corporations, in certain cases, and to order the sale of their real estate and make distribution of the proceeds thereof.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever any corporation organized for the purpose of mining for Corporations for

mining petroleum or other products and marketing the same, and owning real estate in any county of this Commonwealth, shall have been in existence for the period of thirty years or longer, and for the period of ten for a period of years or more prior to the passage of this act shall ten years not opnot have been engaged in the business of such mining, nor have earned and distributed to the shareholders thereof any dividends out of its net earnings, it shall be the duty of the courts of common pleas of any county in which such real estate may be situated, upon the petition of the owner or owners of not less than one- Petition of stockthird of the capital stock of any such corporation, and after personal notice to other known stockholders resident within the county, and notice to all others interested, by advertisement, in at least one newspaper of general circulation published within the county, for not less than two months, if the facts alleged in the petition be not denied, or, if denied, shall be found by the court to be true, to order and decree a dissolu- Decree of dissolution of such corporation, and to order and direct the tlon.

holders.

Sale.

Distribution,

sale of the real estate thereof by a trustee to be ap-
pointed for that purpose, and to decree distribution
of the proceeds of such sale or sales to and among
creditors or shareholders entitled thereto, in the same
manner that the real estate of other dissolved corpora-
tions is now sold and the proceeds thereof distributed
under the discretion of said courts.
Approved—The 27th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 75.

AN ACT

Paragraph 3, act of May 23, 1887, cited for amendment.

To further amend an act, entitled "An act relating to marriage licenses, providing for officers herein indicated to issue licenses for parties to marry, approved the twenty-third day of June, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That so much of sec. tion three of an act, entitled “An act relating to marriage licenses, providing for officers herein indicated to issue licenses for parties to marry," approved the twenty-third day of June, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five, which, as amended by an act approved the twenty-third day of May, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven, reads as follows:

“The clerk of the court shall inquire of the parties applying, either separately or together, for marriage license as aforesaid, on oath or affirmation, relative to the legality of the contemplated marriage, and if there be no legal objection thereto then he shall grant such marriage license; or, the parties intending marriage may, either separately or together, appear before any magistrate, alderman, justice of the peace of the township, ward or county, wherein either of the contracting parties resides and in the county in which the li cense is desired, who may and is hereby authorized to inquire of them touching the legality of their contemplated marriage, and such inquiries and the answers thereto, having been subscribed and sworn to by the parties before such officer, may be forwarded to the clerk of the court, who, if satisfied after an examination thereof that the same is genuine and that no legal objection to the same exists, shall grant a license therefor; and, if any of the persons intending to marry by virtue of such license, shall be under twenty-one years of age, the consent of their parents or guardians shall be personally given before said clerk, or certified under the hand of such parent or guardian, attested by two adult witnesses, and the signature of

clerk of court.

such parent or guardian shall be properly acknowledged before a notary public, or other officer competent under the laws to receive acknowledgments, which said certificate and oath shall be filed of record in said office and entry of the same shall be made by the said clerk on the marriage license docket as a part of the records of the issuing of said license, and for which he shall receive as his fees the sum of fifty cents, in addition to the marriage license fee, and the said magistrate, alderman or justice of the peace, for services rendered by him under the provisions of this act, shall be entitled to fifty cents," be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

The clerk of the court shall inquire of the parties ap- Legality of pro-, plying, either separately or together, for marriage li- be verified by oath cense as aforesaid, on oath or affirmation, relative to parties, before the legality of the contemplated marriage, the age of the parties, the consent of parents or guardians of such as are under the full age of twenty-one years, and any prior marriage or marriages and its or their dissolution; and if there be no legal objection thereto, then be shall grant such marriage license; or, the parties intending marriage may, either separately or together, appear before any magistrate, alderman, or or before any

. justice of the peace of the township, ward, or county wherein either of the contracting parties resides, and in the county where the license is desired, who may, and is hereby authorized, to inquire of them touching Dutles of the the legality of their contemplated marriage, the age of magistrate. the parties, the consent of parents or guardians when required, and such prior marriage and dissolution thereof; and such inquiries and the answers thereto, having been subscribed and sworn to by the parties before such officer, may be forwarded to the clerk of the court, who, if satisfied after an examination there. of that the same is genuine and that no legal objection to the contemplated marriage exists, shall grant a license therefor; and, if any of the persons intending to marry by virtue of such license shall be under twentyone years of age, the consent of their parents or guar. Consent of pardians shall be personally given before such clerk, or ents, etc. certified under the hand of such parent or guardian, attested by two adult witnesses, and the signature of such parent or guardian shall be properly acknowl.

Acknowledgment. edged before a notary public or other officer compe. tent under the laws to receive acknowledgments; which said certificate and oath shall be filed of record in said office, and entry of the same shall be made by Record. the said clerk on the marriage license docket, as a part of the records of the issuing of said license, and for which he shall receive as his fees the sum of fifty cents, in addition to the marriage license fee, and the said magistrate, alderman or justice of the peace, for ser.

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vices rendered by him under the provisions of this act, shall be entitled to fifty cents.

Section 2. That so much of the first section of the act hereby amended, and hereinabove first mentioned, as sets forth the form of a license, which reads as follows: “State of Pennsylvania,

88: County of “To any minister of the gospel, justice of the peace, or

other officers, or persons authorized by law to solemnize marriage:

“You are hereby authorized to join together, in the holy state of matrimony, according to the rites and ceremonies of your church, society, or religious denomination, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, A...... B...... and C...... D.......

“Given under my hand and the seal of the orphans' court of said county of

at ..
this ...
day of

Anno Domini one thousand

Clerk," be and the same bereby is amended to read as follows:

State of Pennsylvania,
County of
To any minister of the gospel, justice of the peace, or

other officer or person authorized by law to sol-
emnize marriage:

You are hereby authorized to join together, in the holy state of matrimony, according to the rites and ceremonies of your church, society or religious denomination, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylnia, A...... B...... of full age and never heretofore married, and C....

likewise of full age and never heretofore married.

Given under my hand and seal of the orphans' court of said county of

at
this .....
day of ..

Anno Domini one thousand

Clerk. If either party is

But, if either of said parties be not of the full age of twenty-one years, then, in lieu of the words "of full

age,his or her age shall be stated, and the fact of conIf prevlously mar

sent of parents or guardians shall likewise be stated; and if either of said parties shall have been married previously to the issuing of such license, then, in lieu of the words "never previously married," the number of times he or she shall have been previously married, and the mode by which said prior marriage or marriages was or were dissolved, shall be stated, and, if by divorce, the cause for which such divorce shall have been granted. Approved—The 27th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

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No. 76.

AN ACT

etc.

To provide for the confirmation of the reports of viewers, or juries of view, appointed by the courts of quarter sessions to assess damages and benefits, and for the collection of damages in such proceedings.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever any report of viewers, or juries of view, appointed by the Report of viewers. court of quarter sessions of this Commonwealth to assess damages and benefits for the opening, widening, narrowing or vacating of any road, street or highway, or the taking of private property in and by the con. struction or enlargement of any public work, highway or improvement, shall have been filed, the same shall be confirmed by the court of quarter sessions to which Confirmed. the said report is made, at the expiration of thirty days from the date of the filing thereof, unless excep. Exceptions, tions thereto have been filed within such time.

Section 2. If no exceptions are filed within the time above prescribed, the report of the viewers, or jury of view, shall be confirmed by the court; and the party or parties to whom an award has been made, and from

Award. whose award no appeal has been taken, shall have the right to take such further appropriate legal proceedings as may be necessary and proper to enforce pay. ment of said confirmed award, either in nature of a writ of mandamus, execution, or otherwise.

Section 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith be and the same are hereby repealed.

Repeal. Approved-The 27th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 77.

AN ACT

To provide for the payment of the expenses of the maintenance

and instruction of children, committed to Houses of Refuge which are not exclusively under State control, jointly by the State and by the counties from which they may be sent; and providing a method for determining the amount due, and collecting the same from said counties.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever a child shall be or hertofore shall have been committed to any House of Refuge which is not exclusively under State control, and shall become or shall have become an inmate thereof, one-half of the expense of maintain- Expense of maining and instructing such child hereafter shall be tenance and in

struction.

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