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COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA ,
PASSED AT THE
SESSION OF 1887,
ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVENTH YEAR OF INDEPENDENCE,
A proclamation by the Governor, declaring that he has filed certain Bills in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth with his objections thereto, and a List of Charters of Corporations organized under the “Corporation Act of one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four,"
and the Supplements thereto.
AN ACT Relative to the establishment and jurisdiction of magistrates' courts in the city of Philadelphia, in compliance with the provisions of the Constitution of this Commonwealth.
WHEREAS, The Constitution of this Commonwealth Preamble No. 1. requires that in Philadelphia there shall be established, for each thirty thousand inhabitants, one court, not of record, of police and civil causes, with jurisdiction not exceeding one hundred dollars;
And whereas, It appears, by the United States census Preamble No. 2. of one thousand eight hundred and eighty, that Philadelphia has eight hundred and forty-six thousand nine hundred and eighty (846,980) inhabitants, and only twenty-four courts of such jurisdiction, although entitled to twenty-eight; Now, therefore,
SECTION 1. Be it enacted, &c., That there be hereby Four additional established, in Philadelphia, four additional courts, not courts established. of record, of police and civil causes, with jurisdiction not exceeding one hundred dollars. Each of said courts
One magistrate for to be held by one magistrate, whose term of office shall cach court.
be five years.
SECTION 2. The additional magistrates, to preside over Election of magisthe said courts, shall be elected at the next municipal election, on the general ticket, with such other magistrates as are to be then elected, and shall hold their offices for the term of five years, from the first Monday Term of office. of April next succeeding their election.
Section 3. The said four additional magistrates shall Salaries. each be paid, by the said city, for their services, a salary of the same amount now paid to each of the other magistrates thereof and in the same manner.
SECTION 4. The said four additional magistrates shall draw lots for their courts with the other magistrates Selection of courts. elected upon the same ticket at the same time. APPROVED: The 1st day of February, A. D. 1887.
JAMES A. BEAVER.