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the said court. Upon the filing of the report of the
said commissioner, the same shall be confirmed nisi;
said confirmation to become absolute unless excepted
to within twenty days thereafter, during which time
notice of the said filing and confirmation shall be ad-
vertised in a newspaper of said county, once a week
for three weeks. If exceptions are filed to the said
report within the said period, the court, upon con-
sideration thereof, shall confirm the said report or
modify the said finding; and thereupon the clerk of the
court shall certify to the county commissioners of the
county the population of the said township, as shown
by the said proceedings. The costs and expenses of
the said proceedings, including a reasonable fee for the
said commissioner, shall be paid by the said peti-
tioners or by the townships, or partly by each, as the
court shall direct,” be and the same is hereby amended
to read as follows:
Section 2. (a) It shall be the duty of the county
commissioners in every county of the Commonwealth
to ascertain whether any township in the county
comes within the conditions hereinbefore set out as
constituting a township of the first class; and by proc-
lamation, to be issued prior to the first day of Janu-
ary following the ascertainment of population by the
decennial census of the United States, to designate
the townships of the first class, if any, within the
county; and, by proclamation to be issued prior to the
first day of January of each of the intervening years,
to designate the townships, if any, which since the
last preceding proclamation have been ascertained to
come within the said conditions, and to be townships
of the first class; and in all townships so designated,
the officers provided for by this act shall be chosen at
the municipal election then next ensuing, and the
township government constituted by this act shall go
into force on the first Monday of March then next en-
suing. Said proclamation by the county commis-
sioners shall be advertised in two newspapers pub-
lished in the county.
(b) At any time, not less than two years before the
time fixed for taking a decennial census of the United
States, whenever the owners of turenty-fire per cent.
of the assessed valuation of the real estate of any of
the townships of the second class shall present their
petition to the court of quarter sessions of the county,
averring that the population of said township has be-
come and is at least two hundred and fifty to the
square mile, and shall give such security as the court
may prescribe for the payment of all costs and ex-
penses which may be incurred in any proceedings had
upon said petition, the said court shall appoint a com-
petent commissioner to make an enrollment of the in-

Duty of county commissioners.

Proclamation.

Election of offlcers.

Petition.

Population.

Appointment of a commission.

Report.

Advertising.

Exceptions.

Certificate.

Costs.

State Live stock
Sanitary Board.

Section 2, act of May 21, 1895, cited for amendment.

habitants of the said township, and to report the said enrollment, with the finding of the population of the said township, during the next ensuing term of the said court. Upon the filing of the report of the said commissioner the same shall be confirmed nisi; said confirmation to become absolute unless excepted to within twenty days thereafter, during which time notice of the said filing and confirmation shall be advertised in a newspaper of said county, once a week for three weeks. If exceptions are filed to the said report within the said period, the court, upon consideration thereof, shall confirm the said report or modify the said finding, and thereupon the clerk of the court shall certify to the county commissioners of the county the population of the said township, as shown by the said proceedings. The costs and expenses of the said proceedings, including a reasonable fee for the said commissioner, shall be paid by the said petitioner, or by the townships, or partly by each, as the court shall direct.

APPROVED–The 1st day of April, 1905.
SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 73.
AN ACT

To amend an act, entitled “An act to establish the State Live
Stock Sanitary Board of Pennsylvania, and to provide for
the control and suppression of dangerous, contagious or in-
fectious diseases of domestic animals,” approved the twenty-
first day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred
and ninety-five; so as to authorize the State Live Stock Sani-
tary Board to conduct scientific investigations in relation to
the causes, nature, and prevention of diseases of domestic
animals.
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section two of
an act, entitled “An act to establish the State Live
Stock Sanitary Board of Pennsylvania, and to provide
for the control and suppression of dangerous, con-
tagious or infectious diseases of domestic animals,”
approved the twenty-first day of May, Anno Domini
one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, which
now reads as follows:
“Section 2. That it shall be the duty of the State
Live Stock Sanitary Board to protect the health of
the domestic animals of the State, to determine and
employ the most efficient and practical means for the
prevention, suppression, control or eradication of dan-
gerous, contagious or infectious diseases among the
domestic animals, and for these purposes it is hereby
authorized and empowered to establish, maintain, en-
force and regulate such quarantine and other meas.

ures relating to the movements and care of animals and their products, the disinfection of suspected localities and articles, and the destruction of animals, as it may deem necessary, and to adopt from time to time all such regulations as may be necessary and proper for carrying out the purposes of this act: Provided, however, In the case of any slowly contagious diseases, only suspected or diseased animals shall be quarantined,” be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows;

Section 2. That it shall be the duty of the State Live Stock Sanitary Board to protect the health of the domestic animals of the State; to determine and employ the most efficient and practical means for the prevention, suppression, control, or eradication of dangerous, contagious, or infectious diseases among the domestic animals; and for these purposes it is hereby authorized and empowered to conduct scientific investigations in relation to the causes, nature, and prevention of diseases of animals; to establish, maintain, enforce and regulate such quarantine and other measures relating to the movements and care of animals and their products, the disinfection of suspected localities and articles, and the destruction of animals, as it may deem necessary; and to adopt, from time to time, all such regulations as may be necessary and proper for carrying out the purposes of this act: Provided, however, In the case of any slowly contagious diseases, only suspected or diseased animals shall be quarantined.

APPROVED–The 1st day of April, A. D. 1905.
SAML. W. PENNYPACKER,

No. 74.
AN ACT

To enable city, county, poor, township, ward, school, and borough tax collectors to collect taxes, for the payment of which they have become liable, or for which they shall during the year one thousand nine hundred and five become personally liable, without having collected the same, by expiration of the authority of their respective warrants or by the expiration of their term of office, and to extend the time for the collection of the same for the period of one year from the passage of this act.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in all cases in which the period of two years, the limitation of the warrants in the duplicate of county, poor, city, township, ward, school, and borough tax collectors, have expired, and in all cases where the power and authority of said tax collectors have expired, or shall expire during the year one thousand nine hundred and five, by virtue of the expiration of their terms of

Duties of the
Board.

Powers.

Proviso.

Taxes.

Duplicates and warrants, and authority of collectors, extended for one year.

Proviso.

Proviso.

Proviso.

Cities of the second and third class.

Steam-boilers and stearn-engines.

Age limit of engineer.

office, and said collector or collectors have or shall become liable for the amount of tax on said duplicates without having collected the same, the said duplicates and warrants, and the powers and authority of said tax collectors, in all such cases, are hereby revived and extended for another period of one year from the passage of this act; and said collector or collectors are hereby authorized and empowered to proceed and collect said taxes from all persons who have not paid taxes assessed to them, residing in said district within which it may have been assessed, as well as from all persons who may remove or have removed from said city, ward, township or townships, or boroughs, and have neglected to pay taxes so as aforesaid assessed, with like effect as if said warrant had not expired by the limitation of two years, aforesaid, or the term of office of said collector had not expired: Provided, That the provisions of this act shall not apply to warrants issued prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two, and that nothing in this act shall release any bondsmen or security: Provided, That this act shall not apply to cities having special laws upon this subject: Provided, further, That no collector, nor the sureties thereof, who take advantage of this act shall be permitted to plead the statute of limitations in any action brought to recover the amount of said duplicate, so extended and renewed.

APPROVED–The 1st day of April, A. D. 1905.
SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 75.
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 second and third class of this Commonwealth, and providing penalties for violation.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That it shall be unlaw. ful for any person or persons to have charge of or to operate a steam-boiler or steam-engine over tenhorsepower, in cities of the second and third class of this Commonwealth, except locomotive boilers, used in transportation, and steam-engines and steamboilers, carrying less than fifteen pounds pressure per square inch, unless said person or persons are upwards of twenty-one years of age, and holds a license, as hereinafter provided for; and it shall be unlawful for any owner or owners, user or users, of any steamboiler or steam-engine over ten-horsepower, other

than those excepted above, to operate or cause to be
operated a steam boiler or steam-engine without a
duly licensed engineer.
Section 2. All persons desiring authority to per-
form the duties of an engineer shall apply to the
boiler inspector of such cities, who shall examine the
applicant as to his knowledge of steam machinery
and his experience 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 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 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 sta-
tionary 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 re-examination,
said re-examination to be conducted without cost to
the licensee.
No person shall be eligible to 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.
Section 3. The inspector shall investigate all acts
of incompetency or misconduct committed by any li-
censed engineer while acting under the authority of
his license, and shall have power to summon before
him any witnesses within his respective city, and com-
pel their attendance by a similar process as used in
the State courts to compel the attendance of wit.
nesses; and he may administer all necessary oaths
to any witnesses thus summoned before him, and, after
reasonable notice in writing, given to the alleged de-
linquent, of the time and place of such investigation,
such witnesses shall be examined, under oath, touch-
ing the performance of his duties by any such licensed
engineer, and if the inspector shall be satisfied that
such licensed engineer is incompetent, or has been
guilty of misdemeanor, negligence, unskilfulness, or
has endangered life, or wilfully violated any provision

License.

Examination of applicant.

Character, experience, etc.

Grant of license.

Renewal.

Grade of license.

Eligibility for examination.

Investigation by inspector.

written notice to delinquent,

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