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No. 9.

AN ACT

Relating to the borough of Towanda, in the county of Bradford,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representaares of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly net, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the wn council of the borough of Towanda, in the county of Bradford, be, and they are hereby authorized to pass an ordinance or ordinances, from time to time, prohibiting the erection or placing of any wooden iding, or any building, the outside walls of which shall not be of rick or stone, within such limits within said borough, as may be prebed by such ordinance or ordinances, after the passage and due pubation of any such ordinance; any person or persons offending against, ating, by the erection or placing of any such building within the its prescribed as aforesaid, may be indicted in the court of quarter essions of the proper county, for said offence, and upon conviction, all be sentenced to pay such fine as the court may see proper to int, and the costs of prosecution, and to remove such building within the space of ten days; and if not done within that time, the court issue a writ to the sheriff of the county, commanding him to abate sance, the expense of which shall be paid by the defendant or defendants, to be collected by the sheriff as debts of like amount are av recoverable.

W. P. SCHELL, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THO. CARSON, Speaker of the Senate.

APPROVED The Dineteenth day of January, A. D., one thousand hundred and fifty-three.

WM. BIGLER.

No. 10.

AN ACT

To authorize the Northampton water company to borrow money.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represenof the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly set, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That erthampton water company located in the borough of Allentown, ⇒ the county of Lehigh, be, and the said company hereby are autho

rized to borrow any sum or sums of money, in the aggregate not ex
ceeding the sum of forty thousand dollars, and to make, execute, and
issue certificates, bonds, and other evidences of the indebtness of said
company to the lender or lenders of the money, by them borrowed it
such form or forms, and on such terms and conditions as may be by
them deemed expedient, and if necessary on such security as may be
mutually agreed upon by and between the parties interested: Provi
ded, That said company shall issue no bond, note or other evidence of
indebtedness, for any sum less than one hundred dollars: Provided
The said bonds shall not be disposed of at less than par value.
W. P. SCHELL,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THO. CARSON, Speaker of the Senate.

APPROVED the nineteenth day of January, A. D., one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three.

WM. BIGLER.

Elections in

No. 11.

AN ACT

Relative to election officers in Carbon county, and fixing the place of holding elections in Allen township, Washington county.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa tives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That each and every judge, inspector, and clerk of elections in Carbon county shall Carbon county. receive the sum of one dollar and fifty cents for each general, special, or township election; he shall or may be employed in the duties required of him by law in conducting any of the aforesaid elections, to be paid by the said county of Carbon according to law, and no extra time or services, other than the mileage to return judges, shall be paid or allowed by the commissioners of said county of Carbon, anything in the election laws, or any other laws of this Commonwealth, to the contrary notwithstanding.

Allen township,

SECTION 2. That the qualified electors of Allen township, in the Washington co. county of Washington, shall hereafter hold their general and township elections at the house of Francis McKee, in the village of Independence in said township.

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APPROVED-The twenty-fifth day of January, A. D., one thousand

eight hundred and fifty-three.

WM. BIGLER.

No. 12.

AN ACT

Authorizing the burgess and town council of the borough of Hollidaysburg to subscribe to the Hollidaysburg and Altoona plank road company.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly

met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the Burgess and burgess and town council of the borough of Hollidaysburg, in the county town council of of Bair, or a majority of them, be, and they are hereby authorized and the borough of Hollidaysburg empowered to subscribe any amount of stock, not to exceed one hun- to subscribe dred and sixty shares, in and to the capital stock of the Hollidaysburg stock to a certain and Altoona plank road company, in the name of said burgess and town plank road. council.

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SECTION 2. That the said burgess and town council of the borough Issue certifi of Hollidaysburg, or a majority of them, may issue certificates of loan or bonds, in the name of said burgess and town council, for any sum not exceeding four thousand dollars, redeemable in not less than ten years, bearing an interest of six per cent. per annum, payable semiannually, which shall be transferable, as may be directed by said burgess and town council; and the said certificates of loan or bonds shall be received as cash by the said Hollidaysburg and Altoona plank road company in payment of instalments on shares of stock subscribed by said burgess and town-council, or a majority of them; and the said company shall, also, pay or provide for the payment of the interest aceruing upon said certificates of loan or bonds, until the said plank road be completed: Provided, That no certificate of loan or bond shall be issued by the said burgess and town council, or a majority of them, for a less sum than one hundred dollars.

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APPROVED-The twenty-fifth day of January, A. D., one thousand

eight hundred and fifty-three.

WM. BIGLER.

Shohola town. ship, Pike co.

Mahoopany tp.,
Wyoming co.

South Canaan

No. 13.

AN ACT

Regulating certain election districts.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Chauncey Thomas shall be judge, and Calvin Crane, and James Blizard inspectors of the township election, to be held at the public house in said township, known as the Shohola house, in Shohola township, Pike county, at the regular time of holding the township elections in said county for township officers, and that the said township shall hereafter constitute a separate election district, and the general election shall be held therein at the house aforesaid.

SECTION 2. That the special, general and township elections for the township of Mehoopany, in the county of Wyoming, shall hereafter be held at the house of John Maynard in said township.

SECTION 3. That the new township of South Canaan, in the county ip., Wayne co. of Wayne, be, and the same is hereby erected into a separate and independent election district, the qualified voters whereof shall hereafter hold their general and township elections at the red school house, near the tavern house of P. W. Lerch in said township, and that Wareham Day, shall act as judge, and George Ensline and Otho Wagoner as inspectors of the elections aforesaid, until their successors shall be duly elected.

Ohio tp., Allegheny co.

Lower St. Clair

SECTION 4. That the township, general and special elections in Ohio township, Allegheny county, shall be held in school house number ten in said township, from this time until otherwise ordered.

SECTION 5. That hereafter the general and township elections in the tp., Allegheny township of Lower St. Clair, in the county of Allegheny, shall be held at the hotel, lately occupied by Frederick Helle, at the junction of the Birmingham and Coal Hill roads, in said township.

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APPROVED the twenty-fifth day of January, A. D., one thousand

eight hundred and fifty-three.

WM. BIGLER.

No. 14.

AN ACT

Supplementary to an act, entitled "An Act to incorporate the village of Hyde
Park into a borough."

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met,

and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the inhabi- First borough tants of Hyde Park borough, in the county of Luzerne, qualified to election. vote for members of the general Assembly, shall hold their first borough election on the first Tuesday in February next, at the same place and at the same time of the day, and in all other respects proceed as directed by the second section of the act to which this is supplementary, save the proviso in said section; and that "the third Tuesday in April," named in the third section of said act, is hereby altered to the first Tuesday in February, to conform to the time of holding the borough election in this section.

SECTION 2. That J. M. Alexander shall be the judge, and D. C. Judge and inCarpenter and A. T. Wilsey the inspectors, to conduct the first spectors. borough election to be held under this act, the judge filling a vacancy

of inspector or inspectors should such vacancy occur, and the inspec

tors appointing a judge in case of such vacancy.

SECTION 3. That in addition to the penalties already provided for Penalty for the breach of any of the laws of this Commonwealth, relating to license breach of license to be procured by dealers and vendors of any kind, a further penalty laws. of fifty dollars shall be, and is hereby imposed upon any individual who shall after the passage of this act, within the limits of said borough, commit any breach of any of the license laws of this Commonwealth, which fine shall be sued for and recovered before any magistrate as debts of like amount are now by law recoverable, in the name of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to the use of the person sucing, one moiety of such fine to be paid over to the poor fund, for the use of the poor in said borough, and the other moiety to be paid to the person sueing for the same.

Alteration of

SECTION 4. That "one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one" in the fourth section of the previous act is hereby altered, to read one thous- date in former and eight hundred and fifty, and the name of "James Wilmer" in the act. seventeenth section of said act is hereby altered to James Killmer, and that William D. Jayne, and Thomas Egnon, be added to the names of street commissioners in the said seventeenth section of said act to perform the duties of street commissioners under the said act, five of whom shall constitute a quorum, the acts of a majority of the whole number in all cases to be binding and conclusive.

SECTION 5. That so much of the act to which this is a supplement, as is hereby altered and supplied, be, and the same is hereby repealed. W. P. SCHELL,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THO. CARSON,
Speaker of the Senate.

APPROVED-This twenty-fifth day of January, A. D., one thousand

Repeal.

eight hundred and fifty-three.

WM. BIGLER.

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