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late rebellion or any preceding war, and shall here. after die in their county, leaving insufficient means to defray the necessary burial expenses. And the persons so appointed shall hold their offices at the pleasure of the county commissioners, and shall serve without compensation," be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That it shall be the duty of the county commissioners of each county in this State to appoint a sufficient number of suitable persons in each township and ward in their county, Committee. other than those prescribed by law for the care of paupers and the custody of criminals, to look after and cause to be buried in a decent and respectable manner, in any cemetery or burial ground within this State, other than those used exclusively for the burial of the pauper dead, at an expense to their county not exceeding thirty-five dollars, the body of any honorably discharged soldier, sailor, or marine, who served in the army or navy of the United States during the late rebellion, in the war with Spain, or any preceding war, and shall hereafter die in their county, leaving insufficient means to defray the necessary burial ex- Burial expenses. penses. And the persons so appointed shall hold their offices at the pleasure of the county commissioners, and shall serve without compensation.

“Section 2. It shall be the duty of the persons so appointed in each township and ward in each county, May 13, 1885, cited before assuming the charge and expense of the burial of the body of any soldier, sailor, or marine, in their township or ward, under the provisions of this act, to first satisfy themselves by a careful inquiry into, and examination of, all the circumstances in the case of such deceased soldier, sailor, or marine, whose body they are called upon to bury, served in the army or navy of the United States during the late rebellion, or any preceding war, and was honorably discharged, and died in their township or ward, leaving insuffi cient means to defray the necessary burial expenses; whereupon, if they are satisfied that such facts exist. they shall take charge of the body of such deceased soldier, sailor, or marine, and cause it to be buried in the manner mentioned in the first section of this act, and thereupon they shall immediately report their action in the case to the county commissioners of their county, setting forth the facts ascertained by them, together with the name, rank, and command to which such deceased soldier, sailor, or marine belonged at the time of his discharge, the date of his discharge, the character of his occupation immediately preceding his death, the date of his death and place of his burial, and also an accurately itemized statement of the ex: penses incurred in and about such burial, which report shall be duly attested by three reputable persons

Section 2, act of

for amendment.

Duties of committee.

of full age, residing in the township or ward in which such deceased soldier, sailor, or marine died, knowing the fact that such deceased soldier, sailor, or marine died without sufficient means to defray the necessary burial expenses," be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section 2. It shall be the duty of the persons so appointed in each township and ward in each county, before assuming charge and expense of the burial of the body of any soldier, sailor, or marine in their township or ward, under the provisions of this act, to first satisfy themselves by a careful inquiry into, and examination of, all the circumstances in the case of such deceased soldier, sailor, or marine, whose body they are called upon to bury, served in the army or navy of the United States during the late rebellion, the war with Spuin, or any preceding war, and was honorably discharged, and died in their township or ward, leaving insufficient means to defray the necessary burial expenses; whereupon, if they are satisfied that such facts exist, they shall take charge of the body of such deceased soldier, sailor, or marine, and cause it to be buried in the manner mentioned in the first section of this act; and thereupon they shall immediately report their action in the case to the county commissioners of their county, setting forth the facts ascertained by them, together with the name, rank, and command to which such deceased soldier, sailor, or marine belonged at the time of his discharge; the date of his discharge, the character of his occupation immediately preceding his death, the date of his death and place of his burial, and also an accurately itemized statement of the expenses incurred in and about such burial; which report shall be duly attested by three reputable persons, of full age, residing in the township or ward in which such deceased soldier, sailor, or marine died, knowing the fact that such deceased soldier, sailor, or marine died without sufficient means to defray the necessary burial expenses. APPROVED)— The 7th day of March, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

Report.

Statement.

No. 8.

AN ACT

Providing that the funds in the hands of the several county treasurers of the Commonwealth, levied and collected under the provisions of the act of Assembly, approved April eleven, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine (Pamphlet Laws, page thirty-six), relating to the construction and maintenance of side paths for the use of bicycles, be appropriated and turned into the general funds of the counties.

Section 1, Be it enacted, &c., That the funds now in the hands of the several county treasurers of this Com

Side path funds.

monwealth, levied and collected under the provisions of the act of the General Assembly, approved April eleven, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine (Pamplet Laws, page thirty-six), relat. ing to the construction and maintenance of side paths along the highways in the townships of the Commonwealth, for the use of bicycles, and which said act of Assembly has been declared by the Supreme Court to be unconstitutional, be and the same is hereby ap- Transfer to genpropriated and turned into the general funds of the eral funds of said counties, for general purposes. APPROVED — The 7th day of March, A. 1). 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

countles.

No. 9.

AN ACT

Providing for the election of a city clerk in the several cities of the third class, in this Commonwealth; prescribing his duties, term, and compensation; and empowering him to administer oaths, and certify ordinances, resolutions, and other proceedings of councils.

class.

City clerk.

Proviso.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the select and cities of the third common councils of each city of the third class, in this Commonwealth, are hereby authorized and directed, in joint convention, to elect a city clerk, whose term of office and compensation shall be fixed by ordinance: Provided, however, That said term of office shall not exceed four years.

Section 2. Any ordinance, resolution, motion, or other proceeding of councils, when certified by him Certified proceedunder the seal of the proper city, may be read in evi. dence in any court in this Commonwealth. He shall Evidence. also have the power of a notary public, to administer oaths in any matter pertaining to the business of said Powers of notary city, or in any legal proceeding in which it is interested. He shall also perform such other duties as shall be prescribed by ordinance or resolution of coun

ings.

public.

Section 3. Any general or local statute inconsistent Repeal. with the provisions of this act is hereby repealed. APPROVED—The 7th day of March, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

No. 10.

AN ACT

Amending section one (1) of an act, entitled "An act author

izing and empowering the several cities of this Commonwealth to purchase, or acquire by condemnation proceedings, such real estate, within the city limits, as they may need, upon which to erect or construct municipal buildings, fire engine houses, gas and electric light works, and, within or without the city limits, upon which to erect hospitals, waterworks, and poor-houses, and for the purpose of a poor-farm," approved the twenty-sixth day of March, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and three, so as to provide for the acquiring by purchase or condemnation proceedings of sufficient real estate, within or without the city limits, as may be necessary for present and future use, upon which to erect and construct workhouses or houses of detention, poorhouses, garbage or incinerating furnaces, sewage disposal works or plants, with the necessary filter-beds, appliances, drains, and sewers, and for extensions thereof.

Real estate.

Acquirement or condemnation of by cities.

Section 1. act of March 26, 1908, cited for amendment.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one (1) of an act, entitled "An act authorizing and empowering the several cities of this Commonwealth to purchase, or acquire by condemnation proceedings, such real estate, within the city limits, as they may need, upon which to erect or construct municipal buildings, fire engine houses, gas and electric light works, and, within or without the city limits, upon which to erect hospitals, waterworks, and poorhouses, and for the purpose of a poor-farm," approved the twenty-sixth day of March, one thousand nine hundred and three, which reads as follows, after the enacting clause:

“That the several cities of this Commonwealth shall have power to acquire by purchase any real estate, within the city limits, which they may need, upon which to erect or construct necessary municipal buildings, fire engine houses, gas and electric light works, and, within or without the city limits, within the same county, upon which to erect hospitals, waterworks, and for the purpose of a poor-farm; and in case they cannot agree with the owner or owners as to the price thereof, or in case the owner or owners thereof are absent or are incapacitated from any cause, or are unknown, by reason of which no agreement can be made, it shall be lawful for each respective city, and they are authorized and empowered, to take and appropriate for said purpose the necessary real estate, with in or without the city limits as the case may be, after an ordinance shall have been passed providing for such taking and appropriation,” be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

That the several cities of this Commonwealth shall have power to acquire by purchase any real estate, within the city limits, which they may need, upon which to erect and construct necessary municipal buildings, fire engine houses, gas and electric light works, and, within or without the city limits, within

Purchase of real estate.

Purpose.

the same county, sufficient real estate, for present and
future use, upon which to erect workhouses or houses of
detention, hospitals, waterworks, poorhouses, for the
purpose of a poor-farm, garbage and incinerating fur-
naces, and sewage disposal works, or plants with the
necessary filter-beds, appliances, drains, and sewers,
and for any crtensions thereof; and in case they can-
not agree with the owner or owners as to the price
thereof, or in case the owner or owners thereof are
absent, or are incapacitated from any cause, or are un-
known, by reason of which no agreement can be made,
it shall be lawful for each respective city, and the
same is hereby authorized and empowered, to take
and appropriate, for any of the said purposes and any
extensions thereof, all such necessary and sufficient
real estate, within or without the city limits, as the
case may be, after an ordinance shall have been passed
providing for such taking and appropriation,
APPROVED—The 14th day of March, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

Condemnation.

Ordinance.

No. 11.

AN ACT

To amend the act, approved May twenty-ninth, one thousand nine hundred and one, entitled “An act to declare the species of fish which are game fish, and the species of fish which are commercially valuable for food, and to regulate the catching and encourage the propagation of the same; to define the public waters within the State; to protect the waters within the State from improper and wasteful fishing; to provide for the appointment of fish commissioners and fish wardens, and to declare their official powers and duties; to encourage and regulate the artificial propagation of game and food fish by said State Fish Commissioners; to regulate the distribution of the same in the waters of the Commonwealth; to provide penalties and punishments for the violation of the provisions of this act,” by prescribing the number of tip-ups to be used, and the amount of fish to be taken in any one day, and by any one man.

Section 2. act of

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section two of said act, which reads as follows:

“Section 2. That from and after the passage of this act, it shall be unlawful to fish for game fish, in any May 29, 1901, cited of the waters of this Commonwealth, in any manner except with rod, hook and line, or with hand line having not more than three hooks; or, for food fish, with any device not specifically permitted in this act. Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall, on conviction thereof as provided in section thirty-eight of this act, be subject to a fine of twenty-five dollars," be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

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