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Certified copy of resolution of acceptance to be evidence.

tion adopted at a regular or called meeting of the di-
rectors, trustees or other proper officers of such rail.
road, canal or other transportation corporation, certi-
fied under the seal of the corporation, and a copy of
which resolution, certified under the seal of the Office
of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, shall be evi-
dence for all purposes.
Approved-The 9th day of February, A. D. 1901.

WILLIAM A. STONE.

No. 2.

AN ACT

Classification of directors of certain corporations.

To permit the classification by railroad, railway and trans

portation corporations of their boards of directors or managers.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That it shall be lawful for the stockholders of any railroad, railway or other transportation company at any meeting, annual or otherwise, held after notice of intention to present thereto the subject of such classification, by a vote of a majority of the shares there represented, either in person or by proxy, to classify its directors or managers thereafter to be chosen into two, three or four classes, each to contain an equal number unless the board shall consist of a number which shall not be divisible into equal parts, in which case the excess which cannot thus be divided shall be added to the first class. At the next annual election of said corporation, held after

such classification shall have been determined upon, diTerms of office of rectors or managers of the first class shall be elected to directors.

serve for the term of one year, and directors or managers of the second, third or fourth classes shall be elected to serve for two, three or four years, respec

tively. At all ensuing elections of said corporation Election of direct- the stockholders shall only elect the number of di

rectors or managers necessary to take the place of those whose term of office shall have then expired or be about to expire, and such directors or managers shall be elected for the longest term for which any class may be elected. Every vacancy which shall occur in any class of the members of the board shall be filled by the board until the next annual election for members of the class in which such vacancy shall occur. After any corporation shall have determined upon any such classification as that herein permitted, it shall not thereafter change the same, unless with the assent of the

org.

How vacancies shall be filled.

stockholders duly expressed at a meeting properly
called. All laws or parts of laws inconsistent here-
with are hereby repealed.
Approved–The 9th day of February, A. D. 1901.

WILLIAM A. STONE.

Repeal.

No. 3.

AN ACT

Increasing the nuniber of courts of common pleas in the county of Philadelphia; establishing therein a distinct and separate court of common pleas, designated court of common pleas number five, and providing for the election and appointment of judges for said court.

mon pleas number five.

judges.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That there shall be and hereby is established in the county of Philadelphia a distinct and separate court of common pleas, desig. nated court of common pleas number five of Philadel- Court of comphia county, composed of three judges learned in the law, who shall hold office for the same term and with like powers, duties, authority and compensation, and with like and equal constitution and co-ordinate jurdisdiction, with courts of common pleas numbers one, two, three and four of said county, and the judges thereof, respectively.

Section 2. Three judges of the said court of common pleas number five of Philadelphia county, learned in the law, shall be elected by the duly qualified electors Election of of said county at the next general election in November, one thousand nine hundred and one, and the three candidates who then receive the highest vote shall be declared elected, but no elector may vote for more than two candidates upon one ballot for the said office; one of said judges, to be designated as required by the Constitution of the Commonwealth, shall be president judge of said court. Said judges shall be duly commissioned as judges aforesaid, and shall enter upon the discharge of their duties, respectively, on the first Monday of January next following their election. The successors of said judges, respectively, shall be elected or appointed as required by law.

Section 3. The Governor is hereby authorized to ap- Appointment of point three competent persons, learned in the law, judges of said court until the first Monday of January succeeding the next general election, one of whom shall be designated as president judge for said period.

Section 4. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

Repeal. Approved–The 13th day of February, A. D. 1901.

WILLIAM A. STONE.

judges.

as

No. 4.

AN ACT

Repeaiing an act, entitled "An act to establish and to regulate

the affairs of school districts and sub-school districts in cities of the second class, and to repeal all local and special laws inconsistent therewith," approved July third, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the following act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, namely, “An act to establish and to regulate the affairs of school districts and sub-school districts in cities of the second class, and to repeal all local and special laws inconsistent therewith," proved July third, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, be and the same is hereby repealed. Approved—The 13th day of February, A. D. 1901.

WILLIAM A. STONE.

Repeal.

No. 5.

AN ACT

Making valid certain elections of municipal corporations held

under an act, entitled "An act to regulate the manner of increasing the indebtedness of municipalities, et cetera,' approved twentieth April, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four, as an ended.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That all elections held by any county, city, borough, township, school district, or other municipality or incorporated district, within this Commonwealth, to increase its indebtedness under the provisions of an act, entitled "An act to regulate the manner of increasing the indebtedness of municipalities, to provide for the redemption of the same, and to impose penalties for the illegal increase there of,” approved twentieth April, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four, and acts amendatory thereof and supplemental thereto, where the necessary majority of votes was cast at such election in favor of the increase of indebtedness, be and the same are hereby ratified, confirmed and made valid, notwithstanding any defect in the time or manner of calling such election, or any defect in the form of ballot, or in the mode of conducting such election. Approved–The 13th day of February, A. D. 1901.

WILLIAM A. STONE.

No. 6.

of a tract of land

Cumberland.

riculture.

States to have

AN ACT
Granting consent of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the

United States, for the purchase of a certain farm in the
townships of North Middleton and Middlesex, county of
Cumberland, to be used for the instruction in agriculture of
the pupils of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School.
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the consent of Acquisition by

the United States the State of Pennsylvania is hereby given to the acquisition by the United States, under the laws of this in the county of State, of a certain farm or tract of land, from Christopher C. Kutz, situate in the township of North Middleton and Middlesex, county of Cumberland; bounded on the west by Henderson's farm, on the north by Hackenberger's farm, on the east by Charles Kutz's farm, and on the south by the Witmer farm, County farm and Huston farm, containing one hundred and seventy-five acres, more or less, on which to instruct To Instruct cer

tain pupils in ag. the pupils of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in the avocation of agriculture; and the said United States shall have and hold, use, occupy and own the The United said land, and exercise control over the same, and

jurisdiction. every part thereof, subject to the restrictions hereinafter mentioned: The said consent is given, and the said jurisdiction ceded, upon the express condition that the State of Pennsylvania shall have concurrent juris- State of Pennsyldiction with the United States on and over the said vania to have ground or lands, so far as that all civil process in all diction in certain cases, and such criminal or other process as may issue under the laws or authority of the State of Pennsylvania against any person or persons charged with any crime or misdemeanor committed within this State, including said farm or tract of land, may be executed therein in the same manner as if the consent had not been given or jurisdiction ceded, except so far as such Exception. process may affect the real or personal property of the United States.

Section 2. The jurisdiction hereby ceded shall not vest until the United States shall have acquired the title to said land, and shall continue so long as the continuation of

jurisdiction. said land shall remain the property of the United States, and no longer, and the same shall be and continue, while so held, exonerated from all taxes, as- United States exsessments and other charges which may be levied taxes, etc. under the authority of the State of Pennsylvania.

Section 3. That any wilful injury to the grounds, buildings or appurtenances, aforesaid, shall be punish: Injury to constiable in any court of competent jurisdiction, as like mis tute no- misdedemeanors are now punishable under the laws of Pennsylvania. Approved— The 15th day of February, A. D. 1901.

WILLIAM A. STONE.

No. 7.

AN ACT
To amend an act, entitled "An act authorizing central boards

of education in cities of the second class to establish and
maintain schools for instruction in the mechanic arts and
kindred subjects," approved the twenty-fifth day of June
Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five,
as amended by an act of May twenty-first, one thousand
eight hundred and ninety-five, entitled "An act authorizing
central boards of education in cities of the second class to
establish and maintain schools for instruction in the mechanic
arts and kindred subjects, approved the twenty-fifth day of
June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty-
five, so as to extend the provisions thereof to cities of the
third class,” so as to extend the benefits and provisions of the
said act to boroughs and townships of the first class.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of an act, entitled “An act authorizing central boards of education in cities of the second class to establish and maintain schools for instruction in the mechanic arts and kindred subjects,' approved the twenty-fifth day of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five, as amended by the act of May twenty-first, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, entitled 'An act authorizing central boards of education in cities of the second class to establish and maintain schools for instruction in the mechanic arts and kindred subjects,' approved the twenty-fifth day of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five, so as to extend the provisions thereof to cities of the third class,” which reads as follows:

"That in every city of the second class, the central board of education, and in every city of the third class, the board of school controllers, shall have power to establish and maintain one or more schools for the instruction of pupils in the useful branches of the mechanic arts and kindred subjects, to provide the necessary buildings, machinery, apparatus and materials, and to employ teachers and instructors therefor," be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

That in every city of the second class the central

board of education, and in every city of the third class In boroughs and

the board of school controllers, and in every borough townships of the and township of the first class the board of school di

rectors, sliall have power to establish and maintain one tablished,

or more schools for the instruction of pupils in the use-
ful branches of the mechanic arts and kindred subjects,
to provide the necessary buildings, machinery, appa-
ratus and materials, and to employ teachers and in-
structors therefor.
Approved- The 25th day of February, A. D. 1901.

WILLIAM A. STONE.

Act of May 21, 1895, cited for amendment.

first class mechanical art schools may be es

Teachers therefor.

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