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SECTION 2. The evidence of the publication aforesaid shall be by attaching to a bill a copy or copies, as the case may be, of said notice, verified by the atsidavit of the owner, publisher, editor or foreman of each of the several newspapers in which said notice is by this act required to be published,

of due compliance with the preceding section. How pablication to

SECTION 3. That when such local or special bill shall affect be made where bili any matter or things situated in any city or borough, said lings lu cities or publication shall be in two of the newspapers published in buroughs.

said city or borough, if so many there be; and if there be but
one a publication in that one shall be deemed sufficient; if
there be no newspaper published in said city or borough,
then by publication in the newspaper or newspapers of the
county in which said city or borough is located, as provided
in the first section of this act.
APPROVED—The 12th day of February, A. D. 1874.

J. F. HARTRANFT.

No 4.

ur electerimler certain section.

AN ACT
Declaratory of and amending the act, entitled “A further supple-

ment to the act regulating elections in this commonwealth," ap-
proved the thirtieth day of January, Anno Domini one thousand
eight hundred and seventy-four.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the assessors directed What duties to be performed by as- to be appointed and elected by the fourteenth and fifteenth sessors appointed

sections of the act, approved the thirtieth day of January, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four, are hereby declared to be assessors only to perform such duties as are now required by law of assessors incident to the holding of elections and registration of voters, and that the office of assessor for purposes of valuation with all the duties

incident thereto shall continue and remain as now provided Where townships. for by law: Provided, That in townships, boroughs and boronghs and wards compose but

wards composing but one election district, the assessors for purposes of valuation shall be assessors for the holding of elections and the registration of voters.

Section 2. That so much of the thirteenth section of the How returns of

act to which this is a supplement as provides “that nothing ship and borough

in this act shall require the returns of election of township directeu,

or borough officers to be made to the court, as directed by this section, but all returns of the election of township and borough officers shall be enclosed in a sealed cover, directed to the prothonotary of the court of common pleas of the proper county, and shall by some one of them be delivered into his office within three days after every such election and filed therein,” be and the same is hereby so altered and amended as to require the returns of the election of township and borough officers to be directed to the clerk of the court of quarter sessions of the proper county, instead of the

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SECTION 3. In all elections hereafter the certificate of patu. Certificate of natu-
ralization, if genuine, shall be conclusive evidence of the receipt evidence.
facts mentioned therein, and where the person offering to
vote claims the right on the payment of tax, the receipt for
such tax, if signed by the proper officer, shall be the evidence
thereof; if such person does not produce such receipt, then How payment of

tax proven where the payment of the tax may be proved by the oath of such receipt is not properson, or other evidence, stating when, where and to whom such tax was paid. APPROVED— The 18th day of February, A. D. 1874.

J. F. HARTRANFT.

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AN ACT
To carry out the provisions of section twelve, article three, of the
constitution relative to contracts for supplies for the legislature and
the various departments of the state government.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the secretary of the Secretary or comcommonwealth shall on the first Monday in June next, and vertise for propoannually thereafter, by advertisements in two newspapers in sans fore fyrrisdiens

, fuel, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, and any other place &c. deemed proper by the officers authorized to advertise, at least ten days before the letting herein provided for, invite sealed proposals for contracts to furnish stationery, paper and fuel, to the several departments of the state government, and for the annual distribution of the laws.

SECTION 2. The chief clerk of the senate shall at the same Chlef clerk of sentime and in like manner advertise for sealed proposals for proposals. contracts to furnish stationery, paper and fuel for the use of the senate, for the distribution of the journals, department reports and other printed matter furnished to the senate for the use of its members and officers, and for repairing and furnishing the senate chamber and committee rooms of the senate. SECTION 3. The chief clerk of the house of representatives Chief clerk of

house shall at the same time and in like manner advertise for fatives to also ausealed proposals for contracts to furnish stationery, paper and fuel for the use of said house, for distributing the journals, department reports and other printed matter furnished for the use of its members and officers, and for repairing and furnishing the hall of the house of representatives and its committee rooms.

SECTION 4. That separate proposals shall be invited and separate proposal separate contracts awarded by each of these officers, for fuel, separate coutracts for distributing the laws and other documents, for repairs ard for furnishing the halls of the legislature and the committee rooms; but stationery and paper may, in the case of each of said oficers, be included in one proposal and contract,

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The proposals shall be addressed to the officer advertising for and when and how the same, and sball be opened by hini on the day named in opened.

his advertisement, in the presence of the governor, or in his absence, in the presence of the auditor general, or in the ab sence of both, in the presence of the state treasurer, and the contract shall be awarded by him to the lowest responsible

bidder; and all such contracts so awarded shall severally be To be approved. void unless first approved by the governor, auditor general

and state treasurer. Contractor to give SECTION 5. That in all cases where contracts are awarded

and approved, under the provisions of this act, the party or parties to whom a contract may be awarded, shall, before entering on the performance of the contract, give a bond with sufficient security, on such terms as may be prescribed by the attorney general, conditioned for the faithful performance of the obligations of such contract, and in case of the failure to do so, the contract shall be awarded to the next lowest responsible bidder.

SECTION 6. That all contracts awarded and approved under this act, and all bonds given for their faithful performance, shall be filed with the secretary of the commonwealth, who

shall keep a record of the same: Provided, That nothing in state printing.

this act shall be construed to interfere with the contract for

state printing : And provided further, that the maximum Maximum prices prices for stationery, fuel, repairing, furnishing and for dis

tributing journals and other documents, shall be and are hereby declared to be such prices as the officers advertising

shall specify in their advertisements for contracts as aforeSpecial contracts to said: And provided further, That if any necessity shall In advertised for in hereafter arise for any item of furnishing or supplies not em

braced in the contracts authorized by this act, the secretary
of the commonwealth or the clerk of either house, as the case
may be, shall advertise in the manner herein before directed
for a special contract for the same to run until the first Mon-
day in June next succeeding.
APPROVED— The 16th day of March, A. D. 1874.

J. F. HARTRANFT.

Contracts and bonds to be filed.

Not to interfere with contract for

No. 6.

A SUPPLEMENT
To an act for the better and more impartial selection of persons te

serve as jurors in each of the counties of this commonwealth, ap-
proved the tenth day of April, Anno Domini eighteen hundred
and sixty-seven.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever it shall be sele clan of jurors made to appear to the court of common pleas of any county,

that the provisions of the laws for the selection of persons to serve as jurors in the courts of such county, or the depositing of their names in the wheel, have not been complied with, or

Court to order new

in certain cases.

missioners and

that the wheel containing the names of such persons has been broken open or destroyed, so that no jury can be drawn from it, or if by accident, mistake or neglect of the sheriff or jury commissioners of any county, or either of them, the wheel aforesaid has been opened, unlocked or unsealed, except in the presence of such sheriff and jury commissioners, and a challenge to the array has been sustained for any of the last mentioned cause, or that the array of jurors returned at any court in such county has been quashed by reason of any fault or irregularity in the selection of persons, or on the depositing of their names in the wheel, the said court shall order a new selection of persons to be made of such number as said court shall designate, and their names deposited in such wheel or a new wheel to be prepared for that purpose for the remainder of the current year.

SECTION 2. That thereupon it shall be the duty of the jury Vuties of jury comcommissioners, president judge or additional law judge of judges. the respective district, or a majority of them, to meet at the seat of justice of the respective county, at least thirty days before the court at which such jurors shall be summoned to serve, and take out of the wheel all the names therein deposited, or if a new wheel, clean out the same and make a new selection of persons, and deposit the names so selected in such wheel or in the new wheel for the remainder of the current year, in the same manner as is now directed by law for the selection of such persons and the depositing of their names in the wheel at the beginning of the year.

SECTION 3. That hereafter a list containing the name, oc- Certified list of cupation and residence of every person placed in the jury with prothonoidly. wheel, shall be kept, certified by the judge and jury commissioners, or such of them as shall be present at the selection of such persons, and filed of record in the office of the prothonotary of the court of common pleas of the respective county.

SECTION 4. That whenever, by existing laws, it shall be Oaths of persons the duty of any person connected with the selection or draw- selection or drawing of jurors to be sworn, the oath required to be taken shall ing to be in writbe reduced to writing, subscribed by the person qualified, and filed in the office of the prothonotary of the court of common And Bled. pleas, as a part of the records thereof.

SEUTION 5. That whenever the array of jurors returned to Duty of clerk when any court of oyer and terminer and quarter sessions of the over and trulner peace shall be quashed, it shall be the duty of the clerk of said courts to forthwith certify the record thereof to the court of common pleas where it shall be entered upon and made a part of the record of said court of common pleas.

SECTION 6. That all laws or parts of laws inconsistent Repeal. herewith are hereby repealed. APPROVED— The 18th day of March, A. D. 1874.

J. P. HARTRANFT.

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No. 7.

When and how to be elected.

Elections regu. lated.

AN ACT
Providing for the election of lieutenant governor and fixing his

salary.
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the qualified voters of
the commonwealth shall choose "by ballot, on the Tuesday
next following the first Monday of November, in the year
one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four, and on the day
of the general election every four years thereafter, one per-
son, duly qualified, to fill the office of lieutenant governor for
the ensuing four years.

SECTION 2. The election laws in force for the choice of governor shall regulate the choice of lieutenant go rnor ; and upon the third Tuesday of January following his election he shall be sworn into office by the president judge of the court of common pleas of Dauphin county, or in the event of his absence or inability to attend, then by a president judge of a court of common pleas, to be designated by the secretary of the commonwealth.

SECTION 3. The term of lieutenant governor shall commence on the third Tuesday of January following his election, and he shall hold his office for four years and until his successor is elected and qualified, and shall receive an annual salary of three thousand dollars. APPROVED— The 24th day of March, A. 1). 1874.

J. F. HARTRANFT.

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No. 8.

AN ACT
To provide for the payment of the expenses of advertising the new

constitution.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted, &c., That it shall be the duty of
the secretary of the commonwealth to prescribe a form for
all lawful accounts against the state for the advertising of
the new constitution, and for the verification of the same,
and before the presentation thereof to examine and adjust
the same at an equitable rate of compensation, having due
regard to circulation, and to certify the accounts and the
amount allowed thereof to the auditor general who shall
thereupon draw his warrant upon the state treasurer for the
amount so certified, which shall be payable out of any funds
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated : Prorided, That
the maximum sum allowed shall not exceed eighteen hundred
dollars upon any account, and that no claimant shall be al-
lowed more than the amount of his bill, as certified by the
secretary of the commonwealth to the house of representa-

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