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school-directors of his county, a program committee of five members.

Section 5. To defray the necessary expenses of these Payments by meetings, the county treasurer of each county shall county treas pay to the treasurer of the directors' association, from the county funds, one dollar for each director attending the annual meeting, but in no case shall the sum paid exceed one hundred dollars for each meeting. But before he shall receive this appropriation, the treasurer of the directors' association shall present to the county treasurer a statement, showing when and Statement where the meeting was held, how many directors were present, what speakers were employed, and what expenses were incurred.

Section 6. The act, entitled “An act to establish Repeal. county associations of school-directors," approved the twenty-first day of April, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and three, and the act, entitled "An act to amend sections one and two of an act, entitled 'An act to establish county associations of school-directors,' approved the twenty-first day of April, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and three," approved the tenth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and five, be and the same hereby repealed. APPROVED—The 22d day of March, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

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No. 25.

AN ACT

To amend an act approved the seventeenth day of May, one

thousand eight hundred and sixty-six, entitled "An act enlarging the powers of the orphans' court, so as to discharge liens on real estate," so as to include charges on real estate by the provisions of a last will and testament, or otherwise.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one (1) of Orphans' Court. the act of May seventeenth, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six (Pamphlet Laws, one thousand nine hundred and sis), which reads as follows: "Section 1. That in all cases in which a proceedings in the orphans' court of any county, any money has been cited for amendcharged upon real estate, payable at a future period, it shall be lawful for any person claiming an interest therein, when the same shall have become pay. able, to apply by bill or petition to the said orphans' court for the payment of the same; whereupon such court, having caused due notice to be given to the owner of such real estate, and to such other persons as may be interested, shall proceed, according to

Section 1. ct May 17, 1866,

ment.

Will and testa

ent, etc.

Liens.

equity, to make such decree or order for the payment of the said charge, out of such real estate, as shall be just and proper,“ be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 1. That in all cases in which, by proceedings in the orphans' court of any county, or by the provisions of a last will and testament, or otherwise, any money has been charged upon real estate, payable at a future period, it shall be lawful for any person claiming an interest therein, when the same shall have become payable, to apply by bill or petition to the said orphans' court for the payment of the same; whereupon such court, having caused due notice to be given to the owner of such real estate, and to such other persons as may be interested, either by service or publication, shall proceed according to equity to make such decree or order for the payment of said charge, out of such real estate, as shall be just and proper. APPROVED—The 22d day of March, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

Petition.

Decree.

No. 26.

AN ACT

cited for a mendment.

To amend section twelve of an act, entitled "An act relative

to the establishment and jurisdiction of magistrates' courts in the city of Philadelphia,” approved the fifth day of February, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventyfive, by authorizing magistrates, in actions before them on contract, when the plaintiff has filed a sworn statement of claim, to enter judgment for the plaintiff unless the defendant file an affidavit of defense.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section twelve Judiciary.

of an act, entitled “An act relative to the establishment and jurisdiction of magistrates' courts in the

city of Philadelphia," which provides: “The jurisdicSection 12. act of tion of each of suid magistrates shall extend throughFebruary 5, 1875,

out the city and county of Philadelphia, and they shall be, by virtue of their office, ex officio justices of the peace; they shail have all the powers and shall exercise the same jurisdiction, civil and criminal (except as herein otherwise provided), as is now by law exer. cised by aldermen of said city, and shall be liable to the same limitations and restrictions, pains and penalties that are now imposed upon aldermen by the laws of this Commonwealth; where by law two aldermen are now required to hear and determine any matter bronght before them, the same jurisdiction shall be exercised by one magistrate," be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

The jurisdiction of each of said magistrates shall Philadelphia.

extend throughout the city and county of Philadel.

Jurisdiction and powers of magis

phia, and they shall be, by virtue of their office, ex
officio justices of the peace; they shall have all the
powers and shall exercise the same jurisdiction, civil
and criminal (except as herein otherwise provided), as
is now by law exercised by aldermen of said city, and irates.
shall be liable to the same limitations and restrictions,
pains and penalties, that are now imposed upon alder-

en by the laws of this Commonwealth; where by law two aldermen are now required to hear and determine any matter brought before them, the same jurisdiction shali be exercised by one magistrate. In all actions brought before such magistrates on any contract for the payment of money, cither erpressed or implied, if the plaintiff shall file, at any time before the ixsuing of the summons in any such case, an affidarit Afidavit of siating the timount he verily believes to be due from the dutendant, together with a copy of the book entries or instrument of writing upon which the action is brought, or, uhere the claims are not cvidenced by writing, if the plaintiff shall file as aforesaid an affidavit setting forth a full and detailed statement of the same, it shall be the duty of the magistrate to make a copy of such affidavit, duly certify the same and deliver it to the constable to Certified copy. irhom ilic summons is issued, which certified copy shall be serred at the time and in the manner that serrice is Service. made of the suunmons in that case; and the magistrate xhall render judgment in faror of the plaintiff for the annount of his claim, unless the defendant, at or before the time at which the summons is made returnable, Judgment. xhall hare filed with the magistrate an affidarit of de- Amdavit el defruce, sitting forth fully the nature and character of the same: l'iorided. That the affidavit required by this Proviso. section inay be made by the agent of the party, where such agent is cognizant of the forts constituting the CuIuxe of action or defence, or other matters set forth: and proriiled further. That nothing contained in this ant shall be consirucal to alter, impair, or abridge the right of any person to appeal from the judgment of the Appeniotc. magistrale, or to certiorari the proceedings to the court of common pleas of said county, as in other cases. APIROVLD)- The 22d day of March, 1. 1). 1907.

EDITIN S. STUART.

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Proviso

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To provide for the assignment of counsel in murder cases, and for the allowance of expenses and compensation in such .

Cses.

Svetion 1. Bieit enacted, &c. That whenever any Courts. person, being under indictment, charged with murder, shall make and file with the clerk of the court of

Murder cases.

Assignment of counsel.

Expenses and compensation.

quarter sessions an affidavit, setting forth that he or she is wholly destitute of means to employ counsel and prepare for his or her defense, the judge sitting in the court of oyer and terminer, to whom such affdavit is presented, shall assign to such person counsel, not exceeding two, to represent and defend such person at the trial of the case; and when services are rendered by coursel, in pursuance of such assignment, the judge sitting at the trial of the case may allow such counsel all personal and incidental expenses, upon a sworn statement thereof being filed with the clerk of the court of quarter sessions, and also reasonable compensation for services rendered, not exceeding two hundred dollars for each counsel; which allowance of expenses and compensation shall be a charge upon the county in which the indictment in the action is found, to be paid by the county treasurer, or, where the city and county are coextensive, by the city treasurer, upon the certificate of the judge presiding at the trial of the case: Provided, That in order to be entitled to such expenses and compensation, counsel so assigned must file with the judge, sitting at the trial of the case, an affidavit that he has not, directly or indirectly, received, nor entered into a contract to receive, any compensation for such services from any source other than herein provided.

Section 2. This act shall apply to cases now pending.

Section 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. APPROVED --The 22d day of March, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STEWART.

Payments.

Proviso.

Affidavit.

Application of act.

Repeal.

AN ACT

No. 28.

Pennsylvania
Archives.

Fifteen volumes authorized.

To provide for the continuation of the publication of the Penn

sylvania Archives. Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the State Librarian, as editor of the Archives, is hereby directed to have prepared for publication a series of Archives, not to exceed fifteen (15) volumes in number, of such matter as he may deem advisable, and that copies of all papers required by the editor shall be furnished by the departments in which they are of record, without expense.

Section 2. That the editor of the aforesaid volumes shall be paid, as heretofore, for his services in selecting and arranging the copy, reading proof and making indices, the sum of five hundred (500) dollars, upon the completion of each volume.

Editor's compensation.

Section 3. That the number of copies to be printed of each volume shall be two thousand (2,000): one 3,000 coples. complete set thereof to be furnished to each member Distribution. of the Legislature of one thousand nine hundred and seven (1907), one set to the Governor, and one set to each of the heads of the departments; the remaining copies to be placed in the care of the State Librarian, for exchanges with other institutions. APPROVED—The 22d day of March, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

No. 29.

AN ACT

Providing for the recording of deeds, and registration of same.

registration of.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That it shall be the Deedu. duty of the recorders of deeds, in the several coun. ties in this Commonwealth, to receive all deeds presented for record, when the same are duly acknowl. edged as required by law, and record the same. And if, by virtue of any provision of law, any such deed so presented for record is required to be registered in ecording and any office for the registration of deeds, other than said recorder's office, within the county in which it is so offered for record, the said recorder of deeds shall nevertheless record such deed, whether it has been so registered or not; and in such case, it shall be the duty of the recorder, within ten days after the Duty of recorders. deed is transcribed into the deed book, to have such deed registered in such other registry Office or offices before delivering the deed to the party entitled to receive the same. On all deeds which the recorder is required to have registered under the provisions of this act, he shall be entitled to collect a fee of twenty. Fco. five cents in addition to the recording fee.

Section 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith be and the same are hereby repealed. APPROVED—— The 28th day of March, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S, STUART,

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