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in each election district, and deposit them in the box or receptacle provided by the county commissioners for that purpose, and, after said polls close, count the same, and make return of said votes, together with the other returns of said election, to the prothonotary of said county.
Section 3. If after the approval of said petition by the said grand juries and the said courts in said counties, there shall not be sufficient time to proclaim or advertise said election for ten days before the next general election, then said proclamation and advertisement may be made for the next succeeding general election.
Section 4. If a majority of the voters of said county or counties, upon being counted by the court of common pleas, or returning board that counts the votes polled at general elections, shall be found to be for the said Memorial Hall, the court or returning board mak. ing sa id count shall so certify to the county commissioners of said county; whereupon the said commissioners shall proceed to erect said Memorial Hall at Erection of Hall. the county seat of said county, and are authorized to cause plans and specifications to be prepared by architects, and to select the best that, in their judg. ment, is submitted; and they are hereby further authorized to purchase or acquire by condemnation under the right of eminent domain, a suitable site, or piece or parcel of ground, upon which to erect said Memorial Hall. The cost of said plans, site or parcel Costs. of ground, advertising, election, ballots, the erection, furnishing and maintenance of said Memorial Hall, and all other cost and expense connected therewith, shall be paid by the county treasurer, out of the funds belonging to the said county thus authorizing the same, on warrants drawn by the county commissioners upon the county treasurer: Provided, That the cost Proviso. of said Memorial Hall, including the cost of the site or land upon which it is erected, shall not in any one case exceed the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000): Provided, however, that the sum may be increased by the voluntary donations towards the cost of the site of said Memorial Hall, and the furnishing or equipment thereof, by individual contributions.
Section 5. The county commissioners of said county may, and are hereby authorized to, increase the rate of taxation for county purposes to an amount sufficient Tax levy. to pay for the ground purchased, and the erection thereon and the furnishing of said Memorial Hall, within the period of ten years from the erection there. of; said tax to be levied and collected from all taxable persons and property of the county or counties thus authorizing the same, to defray the cost and expense of the construction of said Memorial Hall, and the
How the halls may be used.
maintenance of the same; which Memorial Halls shall be and remain forever the property of the county thus erecting the same.
Section 6. Said Memorial Hall shall be in honor of the soldiers, sailors, and marines from said county, who served in the army or navy of the United States in the war for the suppression of the rebellion, the Spanish-American war, and all other wars in defense of the flag of the United States. They shall each contain one large assembly hall, or auditorium, for public meetings of the soldiers, sailors, and marines of such county, but which may be used for other public meet. ings, teachers' institutes, conventions, or other patriotic, educational or religious purposes, as the commissioners may grant the same. They shall also contain rooms for meetings of posts of the Grand Army of the Republic, encampments of the Union Veteran Legion, commanderies of the Loyal Legion, camps of Sons of Veterans, Woman's Relief Corps, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, chapters of Daughters of the American Revolution, and kindred patriotic organizations, also historical and agricultural societies. They shall also contain rooms and places for the proper display and preservation of relics and trophies of the war for the suppression of the rebel. lion, Spanish-American war, Revolutionary or Mexican wars, flags; histories and records of the Grand Army posts, encampments of the Union Veteran Legion, commanderies of the Loyal Legion, Sons of Veterans, Woman's Relief Corps, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, and such kindred patriotic organizations, and historical and agricultural societies; regimental and company histories; photographs, paintings and portraits, busts and statues, of soldiers, sailors and marines of said counties; mural tablets, upon which shall be inscribed the names of soldiers, sailors and marines of said counties, why served in the war for the suppression of the rebellion and other wars in defense of the flag of the United States. And it shall also contain a room or hall for armory purposes, for the local military company or National Guard of said county, and room and cases for the books and records of the County Historical Society. They shall also provide a room, constructed as nearly fire-proof as possible, set apart and furnished as a Museum and Department of Natural History, for the safe-keeping and display of all such specimens of geology, mineralogy, botany, or animal kingdom, educational or instructive to students of natural history. which may be accumulated, and donated, bequeathed or delivered to the commissioners of said county or counties making provision therefor. A committee of ten, with power to fill vacancies, shall be selected by the survivors of the war for the suppression of the
rebellion, and, succeeding them, the Sons of Veterans, residing in said county or counties, approving said hall, shall determine and designate what relics, trophies, flags, statues, busts, histories, rosters, records, et cetera, shall be placed in said Memorial Hall; and a committee of three, on Museum and History, appointed by the court, shall designate what specimens in natural history shall be placed in said Museum. The judges of the court of quarter sessions of said counties and the county commissioners of said counties shall be ex officio members of all of said committees.
Section 7. A suitable flagstaff shall be erected upon said property, from which shall be displayed the flag of the United States from sunrise to sunset on each nag. and every day in the year.
Section 8. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.
Repeal APPROVED—The 1st day of May, A. D. 1907.
EDWIN S. STUART.
To an act, entitled "An act for the establishment of free public libraries in the several school districts of this Commonwealth, except in cities of the first and second class," approved the twenty-eighth day of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five; authorizing school districts of townships and boroughs, adjoining cities of the third class, to join in establishing and maintaining free public libraries, or to join in aiding those otherwise established.
Townships and Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That when any township or borough surrounds or immediately adjoins any city of the third class, or borough, within this Commonwealth, the school controllers, school-directors, or organizations having control of the common schools of said city of the third class, borough, or boroughs, or township, may join in the establishment and maintenance of a free, non-sectarian, public library in said Free public 11city of the third class, borough, or township, or partly in each; the expense of said establishment and maintenance to be borne by said city of the third class, borough, or boroughs, and township, in such proportions as may be agreed upon by the school authorities of said respective school districts; and for that purpose may levy the taxes provided for in the act to which this is a supplement.
Section 2. When any township or borough surrounds or immediately adjoins any city of the third class, or boroughs, within this Commonwealth, within any of which there is or shall be hereafter established,
otherwise than under the provisions of the act to which this is a supplement, a free non-sectarian public school library, the school controllers, school-directors, or organizations having control of the common schools of said districts, may, instead of establishing another public library and providing for its mainte nance, join in extending aid to such library already established, guaranteeing such aid in such proportion and on such terms as to control and management as shall be agreed upon between the managers there. of and the school authorities of said respective districts, and for that purpose, may levy the taxes provided for in the act to which this is a supplement, in the manner therein provided.
Section 3. The managers of any public library re. ceiving aid under the provisions of this act shall annually report to the school-boards furnishing such aid an account of the money received, under the oath of the managers or of their secretary and treasurer, and such account shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the auditors by whom the accounts of their respective school-boards are audited, in like manner as their own accounts. APPROVED---The 1st day of May, A. D. 1907.
EDWIN S, STUART.
To an act, entitled "An act to provide for the selection of a
site and the erection of a State Hospital for injured persons, to be located at or near Hazleton, in the county of Luzerne, to be called the State Hospital for Injured Persons of the Middle Coal Field, and for the management of the same, and making an appropriation therefor,” approved the fourteenth day of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hun. dred and eighty-seven, authorizing the erection of a wing to the hospital buildings, for the reception and treatment of persons afflicted with sickness or disease other than accidents.
State Hospital for
Erection and equipment of a wing.
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That it shall be lawful for the board of trustees of the State Hospital of the Middle Coal Field of Pennsylvania, and they are here
: by so directed, to permit the erection and equipment of a wing to the said Staté Hospital building, not to cost less than sixty thousand dollars ($60,000), to be contributed by Mrs. Eckley B. Coxe, without expense to the Commonwealth; and the erection and equipment to be done in accordance with the plans furnished by her architect, and approved by the president of the board of trustees of the said State Hospital; the said wing being for the purpose of receiving for treatment per
sons afflicted with sickness or disease other than accident cases, arising from injuries to persons in and about the mines, workshops, and railroads, and all other laboring men, as provided in said act: Provided, That the wing of the hospital herein authorized may, at any time, when not fully occupied, at the discretion of the management, be used for patients who cannot be accommodated in the main building.
When so erected and equipped, the said wing is to be a part of the said State Hospital buildings, and to be controlled and managed by the board of trustees Control and supof the said State Hospital, and maintained by the State, in the same manner as if it had been one of the original buildings authorized and erected. APPROVED—The 1st day of May, A. D. 1907.
EDWIN S. STUART.
Amending section one of an act, entitled "A supplement to an
act to provide for the care and treatment of the indigent insane of the several counties of the Commonwealth, in State hospitals for the insane,' approved the thirteenth day of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eightythree," said supplement approved the twenty-first day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eightynine, so as to fix the maximum amount for maintenance, weekly, per capita.
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of the Indigent insane. act, entitled "A supplement to an act 'to provide for the care and treatment of the indigent insane of the Several counties of the Commonwealth, in State hospitals for the insane,' approved the thirteenth day of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ciyhty-three,” said supplement approved the twentyfirst day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine, which reads as follows:
"Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the expenses Section of the care and treatment of the indigent insane, in May 2008 esited the State hospitals for the insane, is hereby fixed at the uniform rate of one dollar and seventy-five cents per week for each person, including clothing, chargeable to the respective counties or poor districts from which such insane shall come; and the excess over said one dollar and seventy-five cents shall be paid by the State, but in no case shall said excess exceed tiro dollars per week for each indigent person," be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the expense of Cost of maintethe care and treatment of the indigent insane, in the nance. State hospitals for the insane, is hereby fixed at the