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No. 41.

AN ACT

Viewers, commissioners of roads, etc.

Per diem,

Mileage.

Fixing the pay of commissioners of roads, viewers, reviewers, and re-reviewers of roads and bridges, and commissioners appointed to run, establish or re-establish township lines, or to divide townships, or to divide townships into election districts, or boroughs into wards, in this Commonwealth.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the passage of this act, the pay of viewers, reviewers, and re-reviewers of roads and bridges, commissioners of roads, and of commissioners appointed to divide townships and run township lines, and to divide boroughs into wards, and townships into election districts, and to establish or re-establish township division lines, in the several counties of this Commonwealth, shall be three dollars ($3.00), and the pay of surveyors or artists, for that purpose, shall be five dollars ($5.00), for every day necessarily employed in the duties of their office, and five cents per mile for each mile necessary traveled in the discharge of their duties. And the same shall be paid by the proper county in all cases, at the time of the session or term of court to which their report is rendered and filed, and the petitioners asking for their appointment shall pay the same amount into the county treasury in all such cases as the court by order may direct; and the court shall require said petitioners to file a bond, together with their petition, in a sufficient sum to secure the payment of the same, when the same is concluded.

Section 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith be and the same are hereby repealed. APPROVED. - The 4th day of April, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

Repeal.

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Preamble.

Making an appropriation to the trustees of the Eastern Penn

sylvania State Institution for Feeble-minded and Epileptic, at Spring City, Chester county.

Whereas, The commissioners appointed under the provisions of an act, entitled "An act to provide for the selection of a site and the erection of a State in. stitution for the feeble-minded and epileptic, to be called the Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the Feeble-minded and Epileptic, and making an appropriation therefor," approved the fifteenth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and three, have selected a site near Spring City, in East Vincent township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, and have completed a number of the buildings of the institution, which buildings when furnished will accommodate six hundred inmates:

Maintenance.

And Whereas, In view of the present crowded con- Preamble. dition of kindred institutions, and the urgent need of such accommodations, it is necessary and proper that the said completed buildings should be used for institutional purposes; now, therefore:

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of two Appropriatlon. hundred and forty-three thousand five hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby specifically appropriated to the trustees of the Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the Feeble-minded and Epileptic, at Spring City, Pennsylvania-said trustees to be appointed by the Governor, under the provisions of an act, entitled "An act to provide for the selection of a site and the erection of a State institution for the feeble-minded and epileptic, to be called The Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the Feeble-minded and Epileptic, and making an appropriation therefor," approved the fifteenth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and three-for the two fiscal years beginning June first, one thousand nine hundred and seven, for the following purposes; namely,–

For the maiatenance and training of six hundred indigent, feeble-minded, and epileptics, residents of the State, for the period of twenty-two months, beginning August first, one thousand nine hundred and seven, the sum of two hundred and nine thousand dollars, at an annual rate of one hundred and ninety dol. lars per inmate, or so much thereof as may be necessary, the evidence of which is to be furnished to the Auditor General.

For furnishing and equipping for occupancy and use Furnishing. the completed buildings upon the site, the sum of thirty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

For stocking and equipping the farm appurtenant Stocking. to the institution, the sum of four thousand five hun. dred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

The trustees shall by advertisement inserted in at Advertisement. least twelve prominent newspapers, published at such places as the trustees may deem proper, once a week for three successive weeks before the letting of any contract, invite sealed proposals for contracts to furnish and equip the farm and buildings. All proposals shall be opened on the day named in the advertisement, and the trustees shall award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder.

The trustees shall also prepare a schedule showing Schedule. the number, quantity, quality, and kind of articles required in furnishing and equipping the farm and buildings, which schedule shall serve as a guide to bidders, and may be obtained upon application to the trustees. APPROVED--The 4th day of April, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

Per capita.

No. 43.

AN ACT

Making an appropriation to the trustees of the State Hospital

for the Insane for the Southeastern District of Pennsylvania, located at Norristown.

Appropriatlon.

Home for nurses.

Convalescents' building

Chapel, etc.

Barn, etc.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of four hundred and sixteen thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby specifically appropriated to the trustees of the State Hospital for the Insane for the Southeastern district of Pennsylvania, for the two fiscal years commencing June first, one thousand nine hundred and seven, for the following purposes; namely,

For the erection, completion, and furnishing of a home for male nurses, the sum of seventy-five thousand ($75,000) dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

For the erection, completion, and furnishing a convalescent building for men, the sum of sixty thousand ($60,000) dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

For the purpose of erecting, furnishing, and com pleting a chapel and amusement hall, the sum of fifty thousand ($50,000) dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

For the purpose of erection and completion of a barn, wagon and farm implement and storage house, the sum of fifteen thousand ($15,000) dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

For the erection, completion, and furnishing with all necessary equipment, two ward buildings, the sum of one hundred thousand ($100,000) dollars or so much thereof as may be necessary.

For the purpose of purchasing additional farm land, adjoining the hospital farm, consisting of about two hundred and ninety-two (292) acres, the sum of thirty thousand ($30,000) dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

For the purpose of extending and enlarging the present refectories, the sum of thirty thousand ($30,000) dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

For the purpose of enlarging and supplying additional bathing facilities and improved closets, and to provide new floors in the present lavatories in the old ward buildings, the sum of thirty thousand ($30,000) dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

For the purpose of changing the location and en. larging the sewage receiving reservoir, and supplying an iron pipeline for conveying sewage from the present ward buildings to the reservoir, the sum of ten thousand ($10,000) dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

Ward buildings.

Laná.

Refectories,

Closets, floors, etc.

Sewage reservoir.

For the purpose of raising and roofing four connec. Repairs. ting corridors, making them two stories in height, the sum of ten thousand ($10,000) dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

For the purpose of purchasing and installing two Boilers. additional steam boilers, with the necessary equip. ment, the sum of six thousand ($6,000) dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary. APPROVED - The 4th day of April, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

No. 44.

AN ACT

Regulating the placing of electric or any other lights interfer

ing with railroad signals, in this Commonwealth.

Interference of

lights.

Petition.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the Railroad signals. passage of this act, it shall be unlawful to locate, maintain, or allow to remain, any light or lights at any place, within this Commonwealth, in such a place or manner that said light or lights interfere with the electric or other view of any railroad signal to an extent which causes danger in the operation of trains.

Section 2. Whenever any light or lights have been located, maintained, or allowed to remain, in such a place or manner that it or they interfere with the view of any railroad signal to an extent which causes dan. ger in the operation of trains, the railroad company affected may file a petition in the court of common pleas of the proper county, setting forth the facts. If, on final hearing, it shall be established to the satis. Hearing. faction of the court that the light or lights complained of interfere with the view of any railroad signal to an extent which causes danger in the operation of trains, and that it is not practicable for the railroad company to alter the position of the signal or signals interfered with, the court shall order the removal or relocation Decree. of the light or lights, so complained of, and shall exercise, for this purpose, all the powers of a court of equity in enforcing injunctions and decrees. APPROVED --The 4th day of April, A. D. 19907.

EDIVIN S. STUART.

No. 45.

AN ACT

Boroughs.

Annexation of lots.

Validating annexations of lots or out lots to any borough or other incorporated town, by ordinance of the burgess and town council of such borough or incorporated town, since the twenty-second day of April, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and three, where the descriptions of the boundaries of the original borough, filed in the Court of Quarter Sessions, were not set out in words at length, but were set out in the words of the charter of such borough or incorporated town.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That all annexations of lots or out lots to boroughs or other incorporated towns in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, made by ordinance by the burgess and town council of such boroughs or incorporated towns, since the twentysecond day of April, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and three, are hereby validated and made good in law, although the courses and distances in the description of the boundaries of the original borough, filed in the court of quarter sessions of the proper county, were not set out in words at length, but were set out in the words of the charter of such original borough: Provided, such annexation or annexations, herein validated, shall be otherwise legal; and that this act shall not affect any suit or action now pending. APPROVED - The 4th day of April, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

Validation.

Proviso.

No. 4€.

AN ACT

Counties of one million population and over.

Omce of the register of wills.

Salaries.

To fix the salaries of the deputy register, clerks, and employes

in the office of the register of wills of any county of this Commonwealth having a population of one million, or over.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the first day of June, one thousand nine hundred and seven, the salaries, or compensation, of the deputy register, clerks, and employes in the office of the register of wills of any county of this Commonwealth having a population of one million, or over, shall be as follows: Deputy register, at the rate of twentyfive hundred dollars per annum; one chief clerk, seventeen hundred dollars; one assistant chief clerk, sixteen hundred dollars; one bookkeeper and cashier, fifteen hundred dollars; transcribing clerks, recording clerks, inventory clerks, index clerks, compare clerks, miscellaneous clerks, and stenographer, each, at twelve hundred dollars per annum; custodians of recordd, and a messenger, each, at one thousand dollars per annum. Such salaries and compensation to be paid monthly by the treasurer of such county, according to existing laws.

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