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CHAPTER 13.

An Act to amend an act entitled "An act relative to the

Princeton Battle Monument,” approved April third, one thousand nine hundred and two.

Preamble.

Section amended.

WHEREAS, The United States Congress has appropri

ated the sum of thirty thousand dollars toward the erection of a monument or statue in commemoration

of the Battle of Princeton; and WHEREAS, The "Princeton Battle Monument Associa

tion," a corporation organized under the laws of this State for the purpose of erecting a monument or statue in commemoration of the Battle of Princeton has received by private subscriptions, and is now receiving from week to week private subscriptions for said purpose; therefore,

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

1. Section one of the act to which this act is amendatory be and the same hereby is amended to read as. follows:

1. The sum of thirty thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated, when such sum shall be included in the annual appropriation bill, out of any moneys in the treasury, to be paid as hereinafter specified, towards the erection of a monument or statue of granite or marble on a tract of land in Princeton, New Jersey; provided, that before said money, or any part thereof, be paid to the commissioners hereinafter mentioned or simultaneously therewith, the said association shall convey their right in the premises on which said monument or statue is to be erected to the State of New Jersey, to be used for the said purpose only, and shall also pay to the said commissioners such a sum of money as will, together with the sum paid for the said land,

Appropria tion.

Proviso.

Premises vested in State.

Funds turned over to commis. sion.

amount to at least fifteen thousand dollars, to be used, with the sum hereby appropriated by the State, for the erection of said monument or statue.

2. This act shall take effect immediately. Approved March 27, 1907.

CHAPTER 14.

An Act regarding soldiers, sailors and marines honor

ably discharged from the United States service.

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

1. No person now holding a position or office under Permanency the government of this State, or the government of any in office. county, city, town, township or other municipality of this State, or who may hereafter be appointed to any such position, whose term of office is not now fixed by law, and receiving a salary from such State, county, city, town, township or other municipality, who is a soldier, sailor or marine, who has served in any war of the United States and has been honorably discharged from the United States service, shall be removed from such position or office except for good cause shown after a fair and impartial hearing, but such soldier, sailor or marine, who has served in any war of the United States and who has been honorably discharged from the United States service, shall hold his position or office during good behavior, and shall not be removed for political reasons.

2. Before any soldier, sailor or marine, who has Before re served in any war of the United States and who has must be prebeen honorably discharged from the United States service, shall be dismissed from any position or office held by him in any department of the government of this State, or of any department of the government of any

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Unlawful to abolish position to effect removal.

county, city, town, township or other municipality of this State, charges shall be preferred against him, a copy of which must be served upon him, and a time set for the hearing of the same, at which such soldier, sailor or marine, who has served in any war of the United States and who has been honorably discharged from the United States service, so accused, shall have the right to be represented by counsel, if he so elect, and to produce witnesses and testimony in his own behalf.

3. It shall not be lawful for any board of commissioners, mayor, alderman, common council, or other governing body in any municipality in this State, or any county in this State or of any department of the State government, to abolish any position or office held by any soldier, sailor or marine, who has served in any war of the United States and who has been honorably discharged from the United States service, or to change the title of any such office or position, or to reduce the emoluments thereof for the purpose of terminating the service of any such employe.

4. That all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed, and that this act shall take effect immediately.

Approved March 27, 1907.

Repealer.

CHAPTER 15.

Supplement to an act entitled “An act to regulate and

license pawnbrokers," approved April twelfth, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six.

Conditions for pawning mechanic's tools.

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey :

1. No pawnbroker, his agent, or attorney, shall receive by way of pledge or pawn from any person or persons any mechanic's tools used in the erection, addi

tion or alteration of any building or structure, unless the said person or persons shall produce before said pawnbroker, his agent, or attorney, two reputable citizens who reside in the county in which said pawnbroker is doing business, and who shall respectively subscribe to an affidavit which shall contain the name, residence and occupation of such affiant, and set forth that said affiant verily believes that the person or persons desiring to pledge said mechanic's tools is or are the true owner or owners thereof. 2. Every affidavit taken in pursuance of the provi- Affidavit

preserved. sions of the preceding section shall be kept upon a file by the pawnbroker and a note thereof made in his book and be subject to the same inspection as the books of the pawnbroker are, and said pawnbroker shall furnish without charge a true copy of said affidavit to each person making such affidavit.

3. Any pawnbroker who shall violate any of the pro- Violation a visions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the Repealer. provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

5. This act shall take effect immediately. Approved March 29, 1907.

meanor.

CHAPTER 16.

An Act to permit the retirement, on pension, from public

office or position, after twenty-five years' continuous service therein, of widows of honorably discharged Union soldiers, sailors and marines who served in the War of the Rebellion.

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

1. Whenever the widow of any honorably discharged Widows of soldier, sailor or marine who has served in the War of ject to retire

ment and pension.

Rate of pension.

the Rebellion has or shall have been for twenty-five years continuously in public office or position in this State, county, city, township or municipal service, it shall be lawful, with her assent, for the body, board or officer having power to appoint her successor in case of vacancy to order her retirement from such service, and upon her application to the body, board or officer having power to appoint her successor in case of vacancy, such body, board or officer shall order her retirement from such service.

2. In case of such retirement the person so retired shall be entitled, for and during her natural life, to receive by way of pension one-half the compensation then being received by her for such service, the same to be paid in the same way and the same installments in which such compensation has heretofore been payable; provided, that in case of the voluntary retirement with pension from office or position under any other law of this State the person retiring shall waive either her pension under such law or her pension under this act.

3. Provision for all pensions arising under this act shall be made in the appropriation or tax levy for the department of the public service from which such person shall be so retired.

4. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved March 29, 1907.

Proviso.

Provision for pension.

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