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No. 2.

AN ACT

To provide for an additional law judge of the several courts

of the thirty-second judicial district,

Delaware county.

Additional law judge.

dicial district.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in addition to

the judges provided for in an act, entitled "An act to Judiciary. designate the several judicial districts of the Com

monwealth, as required by the Constitution, and to
provide for the election, appointment, and commis-
sioning of judges, learned in the law, for the said
districts, in cases where such judges are not pro-
vided for by existing law," approved the eighteenth
day of July, Anno Domini one thousand nine hun

dred and one, an additional law judge is hereby authorThirty-second ju- ized and provided for the several courts of the thirty

second judicial district, who shall possess the same
qualitications which are required by the Constitu-
tion and laws for the president judge of said district,
and who shall hold his office for a like term and by
the same tenure, and shall have the same power,
authority and jurisdiction, and shall be subject to
the same duties, restrictions and penalties, and shall
receive the same compensation provided by law for
judges, learned in the law, as if the said office had
been established at the time of, and subject to the
provisions of, an act, entitled "An act to fix the sal-
aries of the judges of the supreme court, the judges
of the superior court, the judges of the courts of
common pleas, and the judges of the orphans' courts,"
approved the fourteenth day of April, Anno Domini
one thousand nine hundred and three.

Section 2. Either of the judges of the said thirty-
second judicial district shall have authority to execute
all the powers and perform all the duties now con-
ferred by the Constitution and laws upon the presi-
dent judge of said district, and shall have equal juris-
diction.

Section 3. It shall be lawful for any one of said judges to reserve questions of law, which may arise on the trial of a cause, for the consideration of both of said judges, sitting together; and if the said judges shall disagree on any question reserved, as afore. said, the opinion of the judge before whom the cause was tried shall stand as the judgment of the court; and either party shall have a right to a bill of exceptions to the opinion of the court, as if the point had

been ruled and decided on the trial of the cause; Exceptions.

and in all other matters that shall be heard before
both of said judges, in case of their disagreement,
the decision of the president judge shall stand as
the judgment of the court.

Section 4. At the next general election after the

Powers and duties.

Reserved questions of law.

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passage of this act, the qualified electors of the said
thirty-second judicial district shall elect, in the man- Election.
ner prescribed by law for the election of president
judge, a competent person, learned in the law, to serve
as said additional law judge in said district from the
first Monday in January, Anno Domini one thousand
nine hundred and eight, for a term of ten years.
Vacancies in the office hereby created, whether caused
by death, resignation, expiration of term, or other-
wise, shall be filled in the same manner as is required Vacancies.
by law in case of a similar vacancy in the office of
president judge.

Section 5. The judge in said district whose commission shall first expire shall be the president judge thereof, except where the president judge shall be re-elected, in which case he shall continue to be presi. President judge. dent judge.

Section 6. The Governor is hereby authorized, by and with the consent of the Senate, to appoint some competent person, learned in the law, as additional law judge of said thirty-second district until the first Monday in January succeeding the next general elec- Appointment. tion. APPROVED--The 28th day of February, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

No. 3.

AN ACT

Making an appropriation for the payment of salaries of deputy prothonotaries, criers, tipstaffs, and clerks in the several districts of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, for the years nineteen hundred and five and nineteen hundred and six, which was 'inadvertently omitted in the general appropriation act of nineteen hundred and five.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of thirty. Appropriatlon. one thousand six hundred and eighty dollars and ninety cents ($31,680.90) be and the same is hereby appropriated, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the payment of State warrants issued by the Auditor General to deputy prothonotaries, clerks, criers, Salaries of Suand tipstaffs of the several districts of the Supreme preme Court om

cers, employes, Court of Pennsylvania, and also to pay said salaries etc. until the close of the present fiscal year, as required by act number two hundred and eleven, passed by the last Legislature, and approved April twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and five, and by act number two hundred and thirty-five of the last Legislature, approved May fourth, nineteen hundred and five. All of said salaries shall be paid monthly, by warrants issued on the first of each month. APPROVED—The 5th day of March, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

No. 4.

AN ACT

Amending section two of the act, entitled "An act for the re

lief of wives and children, deserted by their husbands and fathers, within this Commonwealth," approved the thirteenth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven, by authorizing and empowering courts to fix the allowance for the support of wives and children, without limitation as to the amount thereof.

Desertion of wives and children.

Section 2, act of April 13, 1867, cited for amend. ment.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section two of the act, entitled “An act for the relief of wives and children, deserted by their husbands and fathers within this Commonwealth," approved the thirteenth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven, which now reads as follows:

"Section 2. The information, proceedings thereon, and warrant shall be returned to the next court of quarter sessions, when it shall be lawful for said court, after hearing, to order the person against whom complaint has been made, being of sufficient ability, to pay such sum as said court shall think reasonable and proper, for the comfortable support and maintenance of the said wife or children, or both, not erceeding one hundred dollars per month, and to commit such person to the county prison, there to remain until he comply with such order, or give security, by one or more sureties, to the Commonwealth, and in such sum as the court shall direct, for the compliance therewith,” be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 2. The information, proceedings thereon, and warrant shall be returned to the next court of quarter sessions, when it shall be lawful for said court, after hearing, to order the person against whom complaint has been made, being of sufficient ability, to pay such sum as said court shall think reasonable and proper for the comfortable support and maintenance of the said wife or children, or both, and to commit such person to the county prison, there to remain until he comply with such order, or give secu. rity, by one or more sureties, to the Commonwealth, and in such sum as the court shall direct, for the compliance therewith.

Section 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. APPROVED—- The 5th day of March, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

Court order for reller.

Commitment.

Repeal.

No. 5.

AN ACT

To repeal an act, entitled “An act authorizing and empowering parties to contracts, in which advances of money, repayable on demand, are made upon warehouse receipts, bills of lading, certificates of stock, certifiates of deposit, bills of exchange, bonds, or other negotiable instruments, pledged as collateral security for such repayment to an amount not less than five thousand dollars, to receive, or to contract to receive, in writing, and collect as compensation, any sum to be agreed upon, approved the sixth day of March, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and three.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That an act entitled "An act authorizing and empowering parties to contracts, in which advances of money, repayable on demand, are made upon warehouse receipts, bills of lading, certificates of stock, certificates of deposit, bills of exchange, bonds, or other negotiable instruments, pledged as collateral security for such repay. ment to an amount not less than five thousand dolJars, to receive, or to contract to receive, in writing, and collect as compensation, any sum to be agreed upon," approved the sixth day of March, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and three, which reads as follows:

“Section 1. Be it enacted, &c.,That in any case here. after, in which advances of money, repayable on de. Act of March 6 mand, to an amount not less than five thousand doi peai. lars, are made upon warehouse receipts, bills of lading, certificates of stock, certificates of deposit, bills of exchange, bonds, or other negotiable instruments, pledged as collateral security for such repayment, it shall be lawful to receive, or to contract to receive, and collect, as compensation for making such advances, any sum to be agreed upon, in writing, by the parties to such transaction.

“Section 2. All laws or parts of laws, general or special, inconsistent herewith, be and the same are hereby repealed."Be and the same is hereby repealed.

Repeal. APPROVED--The 7th day of March, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

cited for re.

No. 6.

AN ACT

Authorizing the employment of stenographers by the county

solicitors of certain counties. Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the county solici. tor of any county which shall have less than five hundred thousand inhabitants, and more than two hun- County solleltors. dred and fifty thousand inhabitants, may employ a

Stenographer,

Proviso.

stenographer as an assistant in his office, at a salary
not to exceed the sum of four hundred and eighty dol-
lars per year, to be paid in the same manner that
other county officers are paid: Provided, That the
commissioners of the county shall consent to such
employment.
APPROVED-—The 7th day of March, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STCART.

No. 7.

AN ACT

To amend the first and second sections of the act, entitled "An

act authorizing and requiring the county commissioners of each county in the State to appoint a sufficient number of suitable persons in each township and ward of their county, at the expense of the county, to look after, bury, and provide a headstone for 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, or any preceding war, and shall hereafter die in their county, leaving insufficient means to defray the necessary burial expense,” which became a law on the thirteenth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five; so as to extend the application of said act to honorably discharged soldiers, sailors, or marines who served in the war with Spain.

Burial of indigent soldiers, sailors and marines.

County commissioners.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of the act, entitled "An act authorizing and requiring the county commissioners of each county in the State to appoint a sufficient number of suitable persons in each township and ward of their county, at the expense of the county, to look after, bury, and provide a headstone for 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, or any preceding war, and shall hereafter die in their county, leaving insufficient means to defray the necessary burial expenses,” which became a law the thirteenth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five, which reads 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, 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

Section 1. act of May 13, 1885, cited for amendment.

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