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Henry A. rrson, Jr., Mitor
THURSDAY, DEO., 14, 188
entered at ti1k post-office at
5Ruoway, Pa., as skoond class
WHEREAS, My Mi Art of Aasem
bly approved June 4ih, T. en
titled "An ail to create poor district
And to authorise tHitvliRxe of lands nml
(prwtlon of buildlnjrfl to furnish ri'licf
And give employment to the destitute,
poor and paupers iu this Common
wealth," it is provided:
Hkc. 1. Be it enacted Ac, That for
the purpose of furnishing relief to the
poor, destitute and paupers, giving
theru employment, niut carrying out
the provisions of this act, each eounty
ff this Commonwealth Is hereby
Treated a district, to be known us
" county poor district.."
8kc. 2. That the commissioners of
each county are authorized and em
powered to select and pu retinue real
estate withiu said district, erect there
on buildings, provide tools, machinery
and stock, us they in their judgment
may deem necessary, proper and suf
ficient to carry out the design and pur
pose of this act. The convevancc and
title for such real estate shall be taken
in the name and for the use of the dis
trict mentloued in the first section of
Sec. 8. The said county commis
sioners shall not purchase Veal estate
fnr the purpose of this act until recom
mended so to do by petition and votes,
afl follows: That is, at uny time after
the pnssHge of this act, on petition and
recommendation of two-thirds of over
seers of poor then in office within such
district, the court of quurter sessions of
mien county snail submit the question
of such purchase to the votes of the
qualified electors of such district:
such election shall be held according
to the direction of said court, at either
tlie election for township otllcers, in
February, general election in Novem
ber, or at a special election ordered by
the court for the purpose, and shall be
held nnd conducted by theolticers pro
vided by law for holding elections in
the respective voting districts and pre
cincts within such districts, and ac
cording to the law governing munici
pal s rid general elections within this
Commonwealth; at least sixty days'
notice of such election shall be given
by the sheriff" of said county, by pub
lication in two newspapers published
within said county.
And whereas, At a court of quarter
scsiions held on November 23d,
at Ridgway, in and for the county of
Elk. the court did order and decree:
"Thut an election be held by the
qualified electors in the several elec
tion districts of the county of Elk, on
the 18th day of February, A. I). XSSI,
at the time and places for the election
of borough and towuship officers pro
vided by law for holding elections in
the respective voting precincts mid
districts within suld county, for the
purpose of determining the question
of the purchase by the county com
missioners of Klk county of real estate
for the erection of county poor house
buildings, iu accordance with the Act
of Assembly approved June -1th, IS"'.'.
t is furthermore ordered and decreed
that the sheritt'of Klk county give at
least sixty day's notice of such elec
tion, by publication In nt least two
newspapers published within i-aid
county of Elk. By thk court."
In pursntiHce whereof, I, Thomas
Sullivan, high slicritl of the county ol
Elk, do hereby make known ami
give public notice to the qu-ililied
ejectors of the said county of Klk that
13th day ok Fi:m?c.i:Y.
an election will be held in accordance
with the above recited decree of the
courtof quarter sessiona of Elk county,
at the following places:
Bene.ette township, at the house of
BenzinjuT township, at the school
bouse on Michael street, near the Elk
Fox township, at the Centerville
Highland township, at the house of
llortou township, at the school
bouse near D. C. Oyster's hotel.
Jay township, at the house of Alfred
Jones township, at the Wilcox Tan
ning and Lumber (Vs. office.
Miilhlouc township, at the house of
Henry Dorr, at Burr's dam.
Ridgway towuship, at the court
Kidgway borough, at the court
R'dfc election district, at the store of
E. W. Rolfe&t'o.
Soring Creek township, at the house
of Thomas Irwin.
St. Marys borough, at the town hall.
I also make known the following:
Sec. 4. The election officers shall at
such election receive ballots from
qualified electors, written or printed,
as follows: On the outside "poor
house," on the Inside either " for poor
louse " or "airainst poor liou.se;" nt
the close of the polls the votes shall be
counted, and duplicate certified re
turnsof the result thereof be made and
sealed, one copy of which shall be de
posited with the commissioners of
such county, to he opened by them,
and the other with the clerk of the
court of quarter sessions of the county;
at the first meeting and session of the
court of quarter sessions thereafter, the
snid returns deposited with the clerk
shall be opened and counted, and a
record made of the result of said elec
tion ; if a majority of votes cast are for
a poor house, the county commission
ers shalf within a reasonable time, at
their discretion, proceed to purchase
real estate and erect buildings as pro
vided iu this act; if a majority of the
-votes so cast are against a poor house,
so land shull be purchased, until at an
election' subsequently held not less
than two years thereafter, in the man
ner uh belore provided, a majority of
the votes cast shall be In favor of a poor
house; and the expense of such elec
tion shull be borrre by the said county.
Given under my band and seal at
Kidgway this 6th day of December,
A. 1). 1882.
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