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thereof to be applied to defray the costs and expenses of the said enlargements and extensions, and for no other purpose whatever. Provided, that the question of issuing said bonds shall Submission of

question to vote. be first submitted to the vote of the qualified electors of any such city, at any general or special election to be held in any such city, ten days' notice of which shall be given by publication in the newspapers of general circulation in any such city, and if two-thirds of the votes cast at such election shall be in favor of issuing bonds aforesaid, the council shall have authority to issue the same as hereinbefore provided.

SECTION 2. If the authority to issue said bonds is rati- Tax levy. fied by the electors of any such city, as provided for in section one (I) of this act, the council is further empowered to levy such an amount of the tax upon the taxable property of the city, in addition to other taxes authorized by law, as may be necessary to pay the interest and principal of such bonds, when the same become due. Said taxes to be levied and collected in the manner as taxes for general purposes are levied and collected.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force irom and after its passage.

A G. COMINGS,
Speaker pro tein. of the House of Representatives.

Carl L. NIPPERT,

President of the Senate.
Passed March 26, 1902.

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[House Bill No. 51.]

AN ACT

the person:

To amend sections 6826, 6827 and 6827a of the Revised Statutes

of Ohio. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio: SECTION 1. That sections 6826, 6827 and 6827a be so

Crimes against amended as to read as follows: Whoever abducts a girl who

Abduction. is an inmate of the girls' industrial home, or a girl or boy from the Ohio soldiers' and sailors' orphans' home, or boys' industrial school shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary not more than five years nor less than one year. SECTION 2.

Whoever persuades, induces, or attempts Enticement, to entice a girl who is an inmate of the girls' industrial home, or a girl or boy of the Ohio soldiers' and sailors' orphans' home, or a boy who is an inmate of the boys' industrial school to escape therefrom, shall be fined not more than one hundred nor less than twenty dollars.

SECTION 3. Whoever trespasses, idles, lounges or Trespassing. loiters upon the grounds of the girls'industrial home, or upon

the grounds of the Ohio soldiers' and sailors' orphans' home, or upon the grounds of the boys' industrial schools or communicates, or attempts to communicate, by signals, signs, writing or otherwise, with the inmates of said homes, or conveys or assists in any way in establishing communications between the inmates of said homes and any person or persons outside of said institutions, except as authorized by the rules and regulations of its board of trustees, shall be fined not more than ten dollars, or imprisoned not more than ten days, or both, at the discretion of the court.

SECTION 4. Said original sections 6826, 6827 and 6827a be and the same are hereby repealed.

SECTION 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

W. S. MCKINNON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

CARL L. NIPPERT,

President of the Senate. Passed March 26, 1902.

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Repeals.

[House Bill No. 290.]

AN ACT
To abolish the office of infirmary director in cities of the third grade

of the first class, and to repeal section 1623 of the Revised
Statutes of Ohio in so far as the same applies to the appoint-

ment of directors of the infirmary in such cities.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio: Infirmary direc- SECTION 1. That in cities of the third grade of the tor in Toledo; office abolished. first class the office of infirmary director be, and the same

hereby is abolished, and the duties now incumbent upon and the powers possessed by such directors or director shall be hereafter performed by and vested in the county commissioners of the county in which such cities are situated, re

spectively. Repeals.

SECTION 2. That section 1623 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio in so far as the same applies to the appointment of directors of the infirmary in cities of the third grade of the first class. be and the same hereby is repealed.

SECTION 3. That this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

W. S. MCKINNON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

CARL L. NIPPERT.

President of the Senate. Passed Varch 26, 1902.

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[graphic]

[House Bill No. 195.)

AN ACT

To amend section 2808 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Staie of Ohio:
SECTION 1. That section 2808 of the Revised Statutes Boards of

equalization: of Ohio be so amended as to read as follows: Sec. 2808. The governor, auditor of state, and attor- State board for

banks. ney general shall constitute a board for the equalization of the shares of incorporated banks, and also the shares of unincorporated banks whose capital is divided into shares, each of which shares is an aliquot part of the capital so divided, and for this purpose they shall meet on the third Tuesday of June, annually, at the office of the auditor of state, and examine the returns of said banks to the county auditors and the value of said shares as fixed by the county auditors, as the same shall have been reported by the county auditors to the state auditor.

SECTION 2. That section 2808 of the Revised Statutes Repeals. of Ohio be and the same is hereby repealed.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

W. S. MCKINNON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

CARL L. NIPPERT,

President of the Senate.
Passed March 26, 1902.

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(Senate Bill No. 249.]

AN ACT
To amend sections (4029–1), (4029–2), (4029–3), and (4029-4) of

the Revised Statutes of Ohio as amended March 25, 1902.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. That sections (4029-1), (4029-2), (4029-3), Boxwell examand (4029-4) of the Revised Statutes of Ohio be amended to

ination. read as follows:

Sec. 4029-1. Each board of county school examiners Examination shall hold examinations of pupils of township, special and high school joint subdistricts in the subjects of orthography, reading, writing, arithmetic, English grammar and composition, geography, history of the United States including civil government, and physiology. Two such examinations shall be held Number of exannually, one on the third Saturday in April, and one on the second Saturday in May, at such place or places where. as the county board of examiners may designate. The questions for all such examinations, throughout the Preparation of state, shall be uniform and be prepared under the direction

questions. of the state commissioner of common schools, and sample lists shall be mailed, under seal, to the clerks of the said

t'o'nty comIncement; diploma

boards of examiners not less than ten days before each examination. Upon receipt of said lists, the said boards are authorized and required to have a sufficient number of copies of the same printed for use at the examination. Only such applicants as receive an average grade of seventy per cent., with no grade less than fifty per cent. in any branch shall be passed. It shall be the duty of the township boards of education upon written notice, filed by a successful applicant, with the clerk of the board of education, to provide for holding a township commencement not later than the month of June, at some place within the civil township, and to appoint some suitable person to have charge of the same. At this commencement each successful applicant residing in the township school district or any special or joint subdistrict having its schoolhouse located within the civil township of which the township district forms a part, shall be required to deliver an oration or declamation, or read an essay; thereupon said board of education shall issue a certificate to each successful applicant, stating that said applicant has taken part in said commencement. The board of county school examiners shall provide for the holding of a. county commencement not later than August fifteenth, at such place as it may determine. At this commencement there shall be delivered an annual address, at the conclusion of which a diploma shall be presented to each successful applicant who has complied with the provisions of this act; said diploma shall entitle the holder thereof to enter any high school in the state.

Sec. 1029-2. The compensation of county examiners shall be the same as that fixed in section 1075 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio for the examination of teachers, and each member of the said board of examiners shall be allowed the minimum fee provided for holding examinations for teachers as remuneration for his services incident to the county commencement, and such compensation and the necessary expenses incident to the examination and county commencement shall be paid out of the county treasury as provided in said section 1075; no other compensation shall be allowed county examiners for holding the county commencement. The expenses incident to the township commencement shall be paid by the township board of education from the contingent fund of the township district, and when the pupils of special districts take part in such commencements the boards of education of such districts shall pay, from their contingent funds, to the township board of education their share of such expenses, such share to be based on the proportion of pupils, from each district, taking part in such commencements; a proportional share for pupils from joint subdistricts, taking part in such commencements, shall be paid from the contingent fund of said joint subdistricts.

Sec. 4029-3. The tuition of pupils holding diplomas and residing in township, special, or joint subdistricts, in which no high school is maintained, shall be paid by the board of education of the district in which they have legal school

Compensation of examiners and contingent

expenses

Tuition.

Tent.

residence, such tuition to be computed by the month and an
attendance any part of the month shall create a liability for
the entire month; but a board of education maintaining a
high school shall charge no more tuition than it charges for
other nonresident pupils, and no board of education shall
be required to pay the tuition of any pupil for more than
four school years; provided the board of education shall
be required to pay the tuition of all successful applicants,
who have complied with the provisions of this act, residing
more than three miles from the high school provided by
said board, wlien said applicants attend a nearer high school.
The tuition of pupils residing in joint subdistricts shall be
paid by the boards of education, having control of such dis-
tricts, from the contingent funds of said districts. A board
of education not maintaining a high school may enter into
an agreement with one or more boards of education main- .
taining such school for the schooling of all its high school
pupils and when such agreeinent is entered into the
hoard making the same shall be exempt from the payment of
tuition at other high schools; provided the school or schools
selected are located in the same civil township, or some ad-
joining township, as that of the board making the agree-

Where no such agreement is entered into the school to he attended can be selected by the pupil holding a diploma; provided, due notice in writing, is given to the clerk of the board of education of the name of the school to be attended and the date the attendance is to begin, said notice to be filed not less than five days previous to said beginning of attendance. Said tuition can be paid from either the tuition or contingent funds, and in case the board of education deems it necessary it may levy a tax of not to exceed two mills on each dollar of taxable property in the district or joint subdistrict in excess of that allowed by section 3959 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio; the proceeds of said levy shall be kept in a separate fund and applied only to the payment of such tuition.

Sec. 4029-4. No board of education shall be entitled What shall to collect tuition under this act uwless said board shall be constitute a

high school. maintaining a regularly organized high school with a course of study extending over not less than two years and consisting mainly of branches higher than those in which the pupil is examined. Should the question arise as to the standing or grade of any particular high school, the state commissioner of common schools is hereby authorized to determine the grade of such school and his finding in the case shall be final.

SECTION 2. That sections ( 4029-1), (4029-2), (4029-3), Repeals, etc. and (4029-4) of the Revised Statutes of Ohio, as amended March 25, 1902, are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

W. S. MCKINNON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

F. B. ARCHER,

President pro tein. of the Senate.
Passed March 28, 1902.

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