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To amend section one of an act, entitled “An act to furnish metal markers for graves of soldiers and sailors,” approved the twenty-fourth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three; providing that the county commissioners of the several counties of this State shall furnish markers for certain deceased soldiers and sailors.
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of soldiers' and an act, entitled “An act to furnish metal markers for *** **** the graves of soldiers and sailors,” approved the twenty-fourth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and three (Pamphlet Laws page two hundred and ninety-nine), which reads as follows:
“Section 1. Be it enacted &c., That the board of section. 1, act of county commissioners, of the several counties of this #. & otha. State, may, upon petition of any ten reputable free- ** holders of any township, borough, or city, in their county, procure for and furnish to said petitioners some suitable and appropriate metal marker for the grave of each and every soldier or sailor, who served with honor in the military forces of the United States, buried within the limits of said township, borough, or city, to be placed on the grave of such soldier or sailor, for the purpose of permanently marking and designating said grave for memorial purposes,” be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the board of county commiscounty commissioners, of the several counties of this on...." State, shall, upon the petition of any ten reputable freeholders of any township, borough, or city, in their county, procure for and furnish to said petitioners of metal, terra cotta, or other suitable material, a marker for the grave of each and every soldier or sailor, who served with honor in the military forces of the United States, buried within the limits of said township, borough, or city, to be placed on the grave of such soldier or sailor, for the purpose of permanently marking and designating said grave for me. morial purposes.
APPROVED–The 10th day of April, A. D. 1905.
Relating to the management, care, and maintenance of the National, or Cumberland, road, and freeing the same from tolls, and making an appropriation therefor.
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That so much of the go."..." Cumberland road, lying within the State of Pennsyl
Plans and specifleations.
Custody and control of road.
vania, as is now maintained, by officers appointed for
the said Commissioner such moneys as shall be found to be in their hands, respectively, upon settlement of their accounts according to existing laws.
Section 6. From and after the date at which this act takes effect, the collection of tolls upon the Cum. berland road shall cease, and all travel thereafter shall be free of toll. Any buildings belonging to the State, and heretofore used for toll-collectors’ residences or offices, or any other purpose in connection with said road, may be maintained by the Commissioner, aforesaid, and leased by him to any person employed, under the State Highway Department, upon said road, for residence purposes, or used for storing tools, appliances, et cetera; or, in case the same shall not, in the judgment of said Commissioner, be required for any purpose connected with the said road, any such building may, by the said Commissioner, be sold, after advertisement, to the highest responsible bidder, to be removed, if standing within the limits of the road, by the purchaser thereof.
Section 7. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
Section 8. This act shall go into effect the first day of June, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and five.
APPROVED–The 10th day of April, A. D. 1905.
To amend section one of an act, approved the eleventh day of July, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and one, entitled “An act to provide for the attendance, and for reports of attendance, of the children in the schools of this Commonwealth,” providing that certificate of age and ability to read and write the English language intelligently be issued by the superintendent of schools, notary public, justice of the peace or any other person duly authorized to administer oaths, in cities and boroughs, and by the secretary of the school-board in rural districts.
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of an act, entitled “An act to provide for the attendance, and for reports of attendance, of the children in the schools of this Commonwealth,” approved the eleventh day of July, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and one, which reads as follows, to-wit:
“Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That every parent, guardian or other person in this Commonwealth, having control or charge of a child or children between the ages of eight and sixteen years, shall be required to send such child or children to a day school in which
Section 1, act of July 11, 1901, cited for amendment.
the common English branches are taught, and such child or children shall attend such school continuously during the entire time in which the public school in their respective districts shall be in session, unless such child or children shall be excused from such attendance by the board of the school district in which the parent, guardian or other person resides, upon the presentation to said board of satisfactory evidence showing such child or children are prevented from attendance upon school or application to study by mental, physical or other urgent reasons. But the term urgent reasons shall be strictly construed, and shall not permit of irregular attendance: Provided, That the school-board in each district shall have power, at its June meeting, to reduce the period of compulsory attendance to not less than seventy per centum (70 per centum) of the school term in such district, in which case the board must, at that date, fix the time for compulsory attendance to begin. This act shall not apply to any child between the ages of thirteen and sixteen years who can read and write the English language intelligently, and is regularly engaged in any useful employment or service: Provided, That in case there be no public school in session within two miles, by the nearest traveled road, of any person within the school-district, he or she shall not be liable to the provisions of this act: Provided, That this act shall not apply to any child that has been or is being otherwise instructed in English, in the common branches of learning for a like period of time, by any legally qualified governess or private teacher in a family: And provided further, That any teacher or principal of any private school or educational institution shall report non-attendance, as provided in section five (5) of this act: Provided further, That any person employing a child or children shall furnish, on or before the third Monday of the school term, and quarterly thereafter, to the superintendent of schools, to the secretary of the board of school-directors, or controllers, of the district in which such child or children reside, the names, age, place of residence, and name of parent or guardian of every person under the age of sixteen years in his employ at the time of said report: And provided also, That the certificate of any principal or teacher of a private school, or of any institution for the education of children, in which the common English branches are taught, setting forth that the work of said school is in compliance with the provisions of this act, shall be sufficient and satisfactorv evidence thereof, and the teacher or principal of said school or institution shall have the power to excuse any child or children for non-attendance during temporary periods, in accordance with the provisions of this act.”
be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows,
Duty of parents, guardians, etc.
When school-board may excuse.
Application of act.
Report of employers.