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					                                       LAWS
                                          OF THE

                         GENERAL ASSEMBLY
                                          OF THE


 COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
                                     PASSED AT THE


                            SESSION OF 1919
                                          IN THE

             ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-THIRD YEAR
                     OF INDEPENDENCE
                                    TOGETHER WITH

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.



                                  BY AUTHORITY


                            HARRISBURG, PA.:
           J. L. L. KUHN, PRINTER TO THE COMMONWEALTH
                                 1919
                             LAWS
                                OF THE


 COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

                                 No. 1.

                               AN ACT
To extend the benefits of the Soldiers‟ Orphan Industrial School to
orphan or destitute children of honorably discharged soldiers, sailors,
and marines, of the war with Germany and Austria, or of any movement
or campaign in connection therewith or resulting therefrom.
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the Commission of Soldiers‟ Orphan       Pennsylvania Soldiers‟
Schools of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, subject to the present          Orphan Industrial
                                                                             School.
laws and under such rules and forms of application as it may adopt,
shall, and is hereby authorized and required to, admit to the
Pennsylvania Soldiers‟ Orphan Industrial School, orphan or destitute         Admission of Orphans
                                                                             or Destitute Children.
children of honorably discharged soldiers, sailors, or marines, who
served in the Army or Navy of the United States, or in any branch or
                                                                             War with Germany
unit thereof, during the war with Germany and Austria, or in any             and Austria.
movement or campaign in connection therewith or resulting therefrom.
APPROVED-The 26th day of February, A. D., 1919.
                                                     WM. C. SPROUL.

                                No. 2.
                               AN ACT
To provide for two additional law judges of the Court of Common Pleas
                     of the Fifth Judicial District.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in addition to the judges provided for   Fifth Judicial District.
in an act, approved the eighteenth day of July, one thousand nine
hundred and one (Pamphlet Laws, six hundred and sixty-nine), entitled        Act of July 18, 1901 (P. L.
“An act to designate the several judicial districts of the Commonwealth      669).
as required by the Constitution, and to provide for the election,
appointment and commissioning of judges learned in the law for the
said districts in cases where such judges are not provided for by existing
law,” and an act, approved the fifteenth day of March, one thousand          Act of March 15, 1907 (P. L.
nine hundred and seven (Pamphlet Laws, twenty), entitled “An act             20).
increasing the number of courts of common pleas in the county of
Allegheny; establishing therein a distinct and separate
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Additional          court of common pleas, and providing for the election and appointment of
judges.             judges for said court,” two additional law judges are hereby authorized and
                    provided for the court of common pleas of the Fifth Judicial District, who
Qualifications
                    shall possess the same qualifications which are required by the Constitution
Term of office,     and laws for the president judge of said district, and who shall hold their
Jurisdiction.       office for a like term and by the same tenure, and shall have the same
Compensation        power, authority and jurisdiction, and shall be subject to the same duties,
                    restrictions and penalties, and shall receive the same compensation provided
                    by law for judges learned in the law, as if the said office had been
Subject to          established in the time of, and subject to the provisions of, an act, entitled
provisions of act   “An act to fix the salaries of the judges of the Supreme Court, the judges of
of May 5 1911       the Superior Court, the judges of the Courts of Common Pleas and the
(P. L. 182).        judges of the Orphans‟ Court,” approved the fifth day of May, Anno Domini
                    one thousand nine hundred and eleven, and its supplements and
                    amendments.
Election                     Section 2. At the next municipal election after the passage of this
                    act, the qualified electors of the said Fifth Judicial District shall elect, in the
                    manner prescribed by law for the election of president judge, two competent
                    persons learned in the law to serve as said additional law judges in said
                    district from the first Monday in January, Anno Domini one thousand nine
Vacancies.          hundred and twenty, for a term of ten years. Vacancies in the office hereby
                    created, whether caused by death, resignation, expiration of term or
                    otherwise, shall be filled in the same manner as is required by law in case of
                    a similar vacancy in the office of president judge.
President Judge.             Section 3. The judge in said district whose commission shall first
                    expire shall be the president judge thereof, except where the president judge
                    shall be reelected, in which case he shall continue to be president judge.
                             Section 4. The Governor is hereby authorized, by and with the
Appointments ad
                    consent of the Senate, to appoint two competent persons learned in the law
interim.
                    as additional law judges of said Fifth District until the first Monday in
                    January succeeding the next municipal election.
                    APPROVED-The 26th day of February, A. D., 1919.
                                                                                  WM. C. SPROUL.
                           SESSION OF 1919.
                                  No. 3.
                      A JOINT RESOLUTION
Ratifying the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States,
which prohibits the manufacture, sale, transportation, importation or
exportation of intoxicating liquors.

         Whereas, The Congress of the United States of America has, in
due form as prescribed by the Constitution of the United States, passed
the following Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the
Constitution of the United States; which proposed amendment
is as follows:-

                        “JOINT RESOLUTION
          “Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United
States.
        “Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each
House concurring therein), That the following amendment to the
Constitution be, and hereby is, proposed to the States, to become valid
as a part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of the
several States as provided by the Constitution:

                                “ARTICLE
         “Section 1. After one year from the ratification of this article the
manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the
importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United
States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage
purposes is hereby prohibited.
         “Section 2. The Congress and the several States shall have
concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
         “Section 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have
been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of
the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years
from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress,”
and
         Whereas, Said Resolution has been submitted to the various
States of the United States of America for ratification in accordance
with the provisions of the Constitution of the United States; therefore,
be it
         Resolved, By the Senate and House of Representatives of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, That the
General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby
ratifies the above recited amendment to the Constitution of the United
States of America, as proposed in said Joint
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                    Resolution, passed by the Congress of the United States in the second
                    session of the Sixty-fifth Congress; and be it „further
                      Resolved, That a certified copy of this Resolution be forwarded by the
                    Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Secretary of State
                    for the United States of America.

                    APPROVED-The 26th day of February, A. D., 1919.
                                                                             WM. C. SPROUL.


                                                       No. 4

                                                     AN ACT

                    Reorganizing the Department of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, designating
                    the officers and employees thereof, and fixing their salaries and making an
                    appropriation therefore to the end of the fiscal year.
Department of the     Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the Department of the Secretary of the
Secretary of the    Commonwealth shall consist of the officers named and the number of
Commonwealth.
Organization and    employees stated herein, whose annual salaries are hereby fixed, and shall
salaries..          be as follows:-
Secretary of the      The Secretary of the Commonwealth, who shall be the head thereof, at
Commonwealth.       eight thousand dollars, to be appointed by the Governor, and who shall give
                    bond in the sum of ten thousand dollars with surety to be approved by the
                    Governor.
Deputy Secretary.     A Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth, at four thousand five hundred
                    dollars, to be appointed by the Secretary of the Commonwealth with the
                    approbation of the Governor, and who shall give bond in the sum of five
                    thousand dollars with surety to be approved by the Governor.

                                              In the Executive Bureau.
Chief Clerk.          One Chief Clerk, at four thousand dollars, who shall also be Secretary of
                    the Board of Pardons, but shall not receive additional compensation for such
                    service.
Stenographer.         One expert Stenographer, at one thousand five hundred dollars.
Statute Clerk.        One Statute Clerk, at two thousand four hundred dollars.
Minute Clerk.         One Minute and Index Clerk, at one thousand eight hundred dollars.
                    Minute clerk.

                                           In the Corporation Bureau.
Chief.               One Chief of the Bureau of Corporations, at four thousand dollars.
Assistant Chief.     One Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Corporations, at three thousand
                    dollars.
                   SESSION OF 1919.
    One Foreign Corporation Clerk, at two thousand dollars.                   Foreign Corporation
    One Index and Control Clerk, at two thousand dollars.                     Clerk.
    One expert Stenographer and Search Clerk, at one thousand eight           Index and Control
hundred dollars.                                                              Clerk.
                                                                              Stenographer.
    One Engrossing and Recording Clerk, at one thousand eight hundred         Engrossing and
dollars.                                                                      Recording Clerk.
    One Recording Clerk, who shall also be Assistant Secretary of the Board
of Pardons, at two thousand dollars, but who shall not receive additional     Recording Clerks.
compensation for such service.
    Four Recording Clerks, each at one thousand eight hundred dollars.
    Two Recording Clerks, each at one thousand six hundred dollars.

                       In the Commission Bureau.
    One Chief of the Commission and Bond Bureau, at three thousand
                                                                   Chief.
dollars.
    One Engrossing Clerk, at two thousand two hundred dollars.     Engrossing Clerk.
    One Recording Clerk, at two thousand dollars.                  Recording Clerk.
    One Recording Clerk, at one thousand eight hundred dollars.

                  In the Election and Legislative Bureau.                     Superintendent.
   One Superintendent, at three thousand dollars.                             Chief Clerk.
   One Chief Clerk, at two thousand two hundred dollars.                      Clerk.
   One Clerk, at eighteen hundred dollars.

                 In the Requisition and Warrant Bureau.                       Chief Clerk.
   One Chief Clerk, at two thousand dollars.                                  Recording Clerks.
   Two Recording Clerks, each at one thousand five hundred dollars.

                          In the Registration Bureau.
                                                                              Chief Clerk.
    One Chief Clerk, at two thousand five hundred dollars.                    Clerks.
    One Clerk, at one thousand five hundred dollars.
    Two Clerks, each at one thousand two hundred dollars.                     Messenger.
    One Messenger for the Department, at one thousand two hundred
dollars.
                                                                              Watchman.
    One Watchman, at one thousand and eighty dollars. All of whom shall       Appointments and
be appointed by the Secretary the Commonwealth, and shall perform such        Duties.
duties as shall be assigned to them by the Secretary.
    Section 2. In addition to the sum now appropriated the Department of      Appropriation.
the Secretary of the Common
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                         wealth, the sum of eight thousand one hundred and eighty dollars, or so
                         much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated for the salaries of
                         the officers and employes of the Department of the Secretary of the
                         Commonwealth for the balance of the fiscal year ending the thirty-first day
                         of May, one thousand nine hundred and nineteen.
Repeal                   Section 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith be, and the same are
                         hereby,
                         APPROVED-The 26th day of February, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                     WM. C. SPROUL.



                                                            No. 5.

                                                          AN ACT
                           To reorganize the Executive Department of the Commonwealth, providing
                         for the appointment of the officers and employes of said department, and
                         fixing the salaries of the Governor and such officers and employes.
Executive                  Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the salary of the Governor of the
Department.              Commonwealth, from and after the third Tuesday of January, one thousand
Organization and
salaries.
                         nine hundred and twenty-three, shall be eighteen thousand dollars ($18,000).
Governor.                  Section 2. The Governor is authorized to appoint, in the Executive
                         Department, a Secretary to the Governor at a salary of seven thousand five
Secretary.               hundred dollars ($7,500), a chief clerk at a salary of four thousand dollars
Chief clerk.             ($4,000), a clerk to the Secretary to the Governor at a salary of two thousand
Clerk.
Commission clerk.
                         four hundred dollars ($2,400), a commission clerk at a salary of one
Stenographers.           thousand eight hundred dollars ($1,800), four stenographers at a salary of
Filing clerk.            one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) each, a filing clerk at a salary of
Messenger.               one thousand two hundred dollars ($1,200), a messenger at a salary of one
Watchman.                thousand two hundred dollars ($1,200), and a watchman at a salary of one
                         thousand eighty dollars ($1,080).
Payment of salaries.       Section 3. The salaries provided for in this act shall be annual salaries,
                         payable from the treasury of the Commonwealth semi-monthly in the
                         manner now provided by law.
                           Section 4. The act, approved the fourth day of May, one thousand nine
Act of May 4, 1915
(P. L. 243), cited for
                         hundred and fifteen (Pamphlet Laws, two hundred and forty-three), entitled
repeal.                  “An act to provide for certain appointments in the Executive Department,
                         fixing the salaries thereof, and abolishing certain offices,” is hereby
                         repealed.
Repeal.                      All other acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are repealed.
                            APPROVED-The 26th day of February, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                      WM. C. SPROUL.
                            SESSION OF 1919.



                                     No. 6.


                                   AN ACT
To amend section one of an act, approved the thirtieth day of July, one thousand
eight hundred and ninety-seven (Pamphlet Laws, four hundred and sixty-four),
entitled “An act to provide revenue and regulate the sale of malt, brewed, vinous
and spirituous liquors or any admixture thereof, by requiring, and authorizing
licenses to be taken out by brewers, distillers, wholesalers, bottlers, rectifiers,
compounders, storekeepers and agents, having a store, office or place of business
within this Commonwealth, prescribing the amount of license fees to be paid in
such cases, and by imposing an additional license fee on retail dealers in
intoxicating liquors.”
                                                                                      Intoxicating liquors.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That so much of section one of an act,         1897 (P. L. 464)
approved the thirtieth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-
seven (Pamphlet Laws, four hundred and sixty-four), entitled “An act to
provide revenue and regulate the sale of malt, brewed, vinous and spirituous
liquors or any admixture thereof, by requiring and authorizing licenses to be
taken out by brewers, distillers, wholesalers, bottlers, rectifiers,
compounders, storekeepers and agents, having a store, office or place of
business within this Commonwealth, prescribing the amount of license fees
to be paid in such cases, and by imposing an additional license fee on retail
dealers in intoxicating liquors,” which reads as follows:-
        “All of the license fees hereinbefore fixed and regulated shall be            Part of section 1 act of
collected by the treasurer of the proper county for the use of the                    July 30.1897 (P. L.
Commonwealth, except as hereinbefore provided, and shall be paid by the               464), cited for
county treasurer to the State Treasurer for said use within ninety days from          amendment.
the date of the receipt thereof,” is hereby amended to read as follows:-
        All of the license fees hereinbefore fixed and regulated shall be             License fees.
collected by the treasurer of the proper county for the use of the
Commonwealth, except as hereinbefore provided, and shall be paid by the
county treasurer to the State Treasurer for said use within ninety days from
the date of the receipt thereof: Provided, however, That each wholesale               Proviso.
dealer, brewer, distiller, rectifier, compounder, bottler, or agent, licensed
under the laws of this Commonwealth, may pay the annual license fee
herein provided for and any other license fee and additional tax now
provided for by law, in twelve monthly instalments. The instalment for the            Payments in
first month shall be paid as now provided by law before a license is issued           installments.
to the applicant, and each subsequent instalment at any time before the
beginning of each succeeding month. Failure to make any of said monthly               Time of payments.
payments in advance shall terminate said license
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                       and all rights therein, and the licensee shall forthwith
Termination and
return of license.     return the same to the court or authority by which it
                       was issued.
Repeal.                All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith be, and the same are hereby,
                       repealed.
                       APPROVED-The 26th day of February, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                  WM. C. SPROUL


                                                            No. 7.

                                                          AN ACT
                         To amend section eight of the act, approved the thirteenth day of May, one
                       thousand eight hundred eighty-seven (Pamphlet Laws, one hundred eight), entitled
                       “An act to restrain and regulate the sale of vinous and spirituous, malt or brewed
                       liquors, or any admixtures thereof,” as amended.
                         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section eight of an act, approved the
 Intoxicating
 liquors.
                       thirteenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred eighty-seven (Pamphlet
                       Laws, one hundred eight), entitled “An act to restrain and regulate the sale
 1887 (P. L.108).      of vinous and spirituous, malt or brewed liquors, or any admixtures thereof,”
                       which, as amended by the act, approved the ninth day of June, one thousand
 1891 (P. L. 248).     eight hundred and ninety-one (Pamphlet Laws, two hundred forty-eight),
                       entitled “An act to amend the eighth section of the act, entitled „An act to
                       restrain and regulate the sale of vinous and spirituous, malt and brewed
                       liquors or any admixture thereof,‟ approved May thirteenth, Anno Domini
                       one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven, providing that the license
                       money shall be paid into the treasury of the city, county, borough and
                       township wherever the licensed places are situated, and increasing the
                       amount of license to be paid in cities of the first and second class,” reads as
                       follows:-
 Section 8, act of       “Section 8. That all persons licensed to sell at retail any vinous, spirituous,
 May 13, 1887(P.       malt or brewed liquors, or any admixture thereof, in any house, room or
 L. 108), as
 amended by act of
                       place, hotel, inn or tavern, shall be classified and required to pay annually
 June 9, 1891 (P. L.   for such privilege, as follows: Persons licensed to sell by retail, resident in
 248), cited for       cities of the first and second classes shall pay the sum of one thousand
 amendment.            dollars, and those resident in cities of the third class shall pay the sum of
                       five hundred dollars; those resident in all other cities shall pay three hundred
                       dollars, and those resident in boroughs shall pay the sum of one hundred and
                       fifty dollars; those resident in townships shall pay the sum of seventy-five
                       dollars to the treasurer of the respective counties for the use of the counties
                       in the following proportion. In cities the sum of one hundred dollars, in
                       boroughs and townships one-fifth of the amount of license, shall be paid to
                       the treasurer of the respective counties for the use of the counties, and the
                       balance shall be paid to the treasurer of the respective cities, boroughs and
                       townships for their respective use: Provided, however, That the money thus
paid into any township treasury, shall be applied to keeping the roads in
good repair,” is hereby amended to read as follows:-
    Section 8. That all persons licensed to sell at retail any vinous,             License fees.
spirituous, malt or brewed liquors, or any admixture thereof, in any house,
room or place, hotel, inn or tavern, shall be classified and required to pay
annually for such privilege, as follows: Persons licensed to sell by retail,
                                                                                   Amount
resident in cities of the first and second classes shall pay the sum of one
thousand dollars, and those resident in cities of the third class shall pay the
sum of five hundred dollars; those resident in all other cities shall pay three
hundred dollars, and those resident in boroughs shall pay the sum of one
hundred and fifty dollars; those resident in townships shall pay the sum of
seventy-five dollars to the treasurer of the respective counties for the use of
the counties in the following proportion. In cities the sum of one hundred         Distribution.
dollars, in boroughs and townships one-fifth of the amount of license, shall
be paid to the treasurer of the respective counties for the use of the counties,
and the balance shall be paid to the treasurer of the respective cities,
boroughs and townships for their respective use: Provided, however, That           Proviso.
the money thus paid into any township treasury shall be applied to keeping
the roads in good repair: Provided further, That each person licensed to sell
vi- nous, spirituous, malt or brewed liquors, or any admixture thereof, under
the provisions of this act, may pay the annual license fees herein provided
for and any additional tam or license fee now established by law, in twelve        Payment in
monthly installments. The installment for the first month shall be paid as         installments.
now required by law before a license is issued to the applicant, and each          Time of payment
subsequent installment at any time before the beginning of each succeeding
month. Failure to make any of said monthly payments in advance shall
terminate said license and all rights therein, and the licensee shall forthwith    Termination and
return the same to the court or authority by which it was issued.                  return of license.
    All laws or parts of laws inconsistent herewith be, and the same are           Repeals
hereby, repealed.

   APPROVED-The 26th day of February, A. D. 1919.
                                                            WM. C. SPROUL.
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                                                 No. 8.
                                               AN ACT
                       To amend section one, and section two as amended, of an act, approved the
                  thirty-first day of May, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and eleven
                  (Pamphlet Laws, four hundred and sixty-eight), entitled “An act providing for the
                  establishment of a State Highway Department, by the appointment of a State
                  Highway Commissioner, two Deputy State Highway Commissioners, chief
                  engineer, chief draughtsman, superintendents of highways, and a staff of assistants
                  and employees; defining their duties and the jurisdiction of the State Highway
                  Department, and fixing salaries of commissioner and deputies and other
                  appointees; providing for taking over from the counties or townships of the
                  Commonwealth certain existing public roads connecting county-seats, principal
                  cities, and towns and extending to the State line; describing and defining same by
                  route numbers as the State Highways of the Commonwealth; providing for the
                  improvement, maintenance and repair of said State Highways solely at the expense
                  of the Commonwealth, and relieving the several townships or counties from any
                  further obligation and expense to improve or maintain the same, and relieving said
                  townships or counties of authority over same; requiring boroughs and incorporated
                  towns to maintain certain State Highways wholly and in part; requiring the State
                  Highway Commissioner to make maps to be complete records thereof; conferring
                  authority on the State Highway Commissioner; providing for the payment of
                  damages in taking of property, or otherwise, in the improvement thereof; providing
                  for purchase or acquiring of turnpikes or toll-roads forming all or part of any State
                  Highway, and procedure therein; providing for work of improvement of State
                  Highways to be done by contract, except where the State Highway Commissioner
                  decides the work be done by the State; providing aid by the State to counties and
                  townships desiring the same in the improvement of township or county roads;
                  defining highways and State-aid highways; providing method of application for
                  State aid in the improvement, maintenance and repair of township or county roads
                  and prescribing the contents of township, county, borough, or incorporated town
                  petitions; providing for percentage of cost of improvement or repairs to be paid by
                  State, county, township, borough, or incorporated town, and requiring contracts by
                  counties, townships, boroughs, and incorporated towns with Commonwealth
                  governing same: providing for the minimum width of State Highways and State-aid
                  highways, and kind of materials to be used in the improvement; providing for
                  payment of cost of improvement and repairs; providing penalty for injuring or
                  destroying State Highways; making appropriations to carry out the provisions of
                  the act; and providing for the repeal of certain acts relating to Highway Department
                  and improvement of roads, and of all acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith; and
                  providing that existing contracts are not affected by provisions of this act.”
                      Section 1. Be it enacted, ,&c., That section one of an act, entitled “An
State Highway
Department.       act providing for the establishment of a State Highway Department, by the
                  appointment of a State Highway Commissioner, two. Deputy State Highway
1911 (P.L.468).   Commissioners, chief engineer, chief draughtsman, superintendents of
                  highways, and a staff of assistants and employees; defining their duties and
                  the jurisdiction of the State Highway Department, and fixing salaries of
                  commissioner and deputies and other appointees; providing for taking over
                  from the counties or townships of the Commonwealth certain existing public
roads connecting county-seats, principal cities, and towns and extending to
the State line; describing and defining same by route numbers as the State
Highways of the Commonwealth; providing for the improvement,
maintenance and repair of said State Highways solely at the expense of the
Commonwealth, and relieving the several townships or counties from any
further obligation and expense to improve or maintain the same, and
relieving said townships or counties of authority over same; requiring
boroughs and incorporated towns to maintain certain State Highways wholly
and in part; requiring the State Highway Commissioner to make maps to be
complete records thereof; conferring authority on the State Highway
Commissioner; providing for the payment of damages in taking of property,
or otherwise, in the improvement thereof; providing for purchase or
acquiring of turnpikes or toll-roads forming all or part of any State
Highway, and procedure therein; providing for work of improvement of
State Highways to be done by contract, except where the State Highway
Commissioner decides the work be done by the State; providing aid by the
State to counties and townships desiring the same in the improvement of
township or county roads; defining highways and State-aid highways;
providing method of application for State aid in the improvement,
maintenance and repair of township or county roads and prescribing the
contents of township, county, borough, or incorporated town petitions;
providing for percentage of cost of improvement or repairs to be paid by
State, county, township, borough, or incorporated town, and requiring
contracts by counties, townships, boroughs, and incorporated towns with
Commonwealth governing same; providing for the minimum width of State
Highways and State-aid highways, and kind of materials to be used in the
improvement; providing for payment of cost of improvement and repairs;
providing penalty for injuring or destroying State Highways; making
appropriations to carry out the provisions of the act; and providing for the
repeal of certain acts relating to Highway Department and improvement of
roads, and of all acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith; and providing
that existing contracts are not affected by provisions of this act,” approved
the thirty-first day of May, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and
eleven, which reads as follows:-
“Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the first day of June, Section 1, act of may
Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and eleven, there shall be 31, 1911(P.L.468),
                                                                              cited for amendment
established a State Highway Department, by the appointment by the
Governor of the Commonwealth of a State Highway Commissioner, who
shall serve for a term of four years, and shall give his entire time and
attention to the duties- of his office. He shall receive a salary of eight
thousand dollars per annum, and shall furnish a bond to the
Commonwealth, in the sum of fifty thousand dollars, to be approved by the
Governor, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties. The
Governor shall also appoint two Deputy State Highway Commissioners, to
be known as First Deputy State Highway Commissioner and Second Deputy
State Highway Commissioner, respectively; one of whom shall be a
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                     competent civil engineer. They each shall receive a salary of six thousand
                     dollars per annum. They shall each give bond to the Commonwealth, in the
                     sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, to be approved by the Governor,
                     conditioned for the faithful performance of their duties. They shall be
                     subject at all times to the authority of the State Highway Commissioner, and
                     in the absence of the Commissioner shall, in the order of their precedence to
                     each other, perform and discharge all the duties of the State Highway
                     Commissioner as required by law and the provisions of this act. The
                     Governor shall also appoint an auditor of the said department, who shall be
                     an expert accountant and who shall be a certified public accountant, under
                     the laws of this Commonwealth. He shall receive a salary of three thousand
                     dollars per annum, and shall give bond to the Commonwealth, in the sum of
                     twenty-five thousand dollars, subject to the approval of the Governor,
                     conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties. It shall be the duty of
                     said auditor to examine and audit all the accounts of the department and to
                     countersign all warrants,” be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as
                     follows:-
State Highway            Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the first day of June,
Department           Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and eleven, there shall be
Reorganization.
                     established a State Highway Department, by the appointment by the
Highway              Governor of the Commonwealth of a State Highway Commissioner, who
Commissioner.        shall serve for a term of four years, and shall give his entire time and
Term.                attention to the duties of his office. He shall receive a salary of ten thousand
Duties.              dollars per annum, and shall furnish a bond to the Commonwealth, in the
Salary.
Bond.
                     sum of two hundred thousand dollars, to be approved by the Governor,
                     conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties. The Governor shall
Assistant Highway    also appoint an Assistant State Highway Commissioner, who shall be an
Commissioner.        experienced executive and a competent civil engineer, and who shall at all
                     times be subject to the authority of the State Highway Commissioner, and
Qualifications and
duties.
                     shall have executive authority over all other officials and employes of the
                     State Highway Department, and, in the absence of the Commissioner, shall
                     perform and discharge all the duties of the State Highway Commissioner as
salary.              required by law and the provisions of this act. He shall receive a salary of
Bond.                eight thousand dollars per annum, and shall furnish a bond to the Common-
                     wealth, in the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, to be approved by the
                     Governor, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties. The
Township             Governor shall also appoint a Township Commissioner, who shall receive a
commissioner.
                     salary of six thousand dollars per annum, and shall give bond to the
Salary.              Commonwealth, in the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, to be approved
Bond.                by the Governor, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties.
                        LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA,
        Section 2. That section two of said act, which, as amended by an act,   1911, P. L. 468.as
approved the twenty-eighth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and            amended by 1915,
fifteen (Pamphlet Laws, five hundred and eighty-three), entitled “An act to     P. L. 583.
amend section two of an act, approved the thirty-first day of May, one
thousand nine hundred and eleven, entitled „An act providing for the
establishment of a State Highway Department, by the appointment of a State
Highway Commissioner, two Deputy State Highway Commissioners, chief
engineer, chief draughtsman, superintendents of highways, and a staff of
assistants and employes; defining their duties and the jurisdiction of the
State Highway Department, and fixing salaries of Commissioner and
deputies and other appointees; providing for taking over from the counties
or townships of the Commonwealth certain existing public roads connecting
county-seats, principal cities, and towns, and extending to the State line;
describing and defining same by route numbers as the State Highways of the
Commonwealth; providing for the improvement, maintenance, and repair of
said State Highways solely at the expense of the Commonwealth, and
relieving the several townships or counties from any further obligation and
expense to improve or maintain the same, and relieving said townships or
counties of authority over same; requiring boroughs and incorporated towns
to maintain certain State Highways wholly and in part; requiring the State
Highway Commissioner to make maps to be complete records thereof;
conferring authority on the State Highway Commissioner; providing for the
payment of damages in taking of property, or otherwise, in the improvement
thereof; providing for purchase or acquiring of turnpikes or toll-roads
forming all or part of any State Highway, and procedure therein;, providing
for work of improvement of State Highways to be done by contract, except
where the State Highway Commissioner decides the work be done by the
State; providing aid by the State to counties and townships desiring the
same in the improvement of township or county roads; defining highways
and State-aid highways; providing method of application for State aid in the
improvement, maintenance, and repair of township or county roads, and
prescribing the contents of township, county, borough, or incorporated town
petitions; providing for percentage of cost of improvement or repairs to be
paid by State, county, township, borough, or incorporated town, and
requiring contracts by counties, townships, boroughs, and incorporated
towns with Commonwealth governing same; providing for the minimum
width of State Highways and State-aid highways, and kind of materials to be
used in the improvement; providing for payment of cost of improvement
and repairs; providing penalty for injuring or destroying State Highways;
making appropriations to carry out the provisions of the act; and providing
for the repeal of certain acts relating to Highway Department and
improvement of roads, and of all acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith;
and providing that existing contracts are not affected by provisions of this
act,” reads as follows:-
Section 2, act of    “Section 2. The Governor shall appoint a chief engineer of the department,
May 31 1911 (P.      who shall be a capable and competent civil engineer, and experienced in the
L. 583), cited for
                     building and maintenance of improved roads, who shall be paid a salary at
amendment.
                     the rate of seven thousand dollars per annum. The State Highway
                     Commissioner shall appoint, as an assistant to the chief engineer, an
                     engineer of bridges, who shall be a capable and competent civil engineer,
                     experienced in the designing and construction of bridges, who shall be paid
                     a salary at the rate of thirty-six hundred dollars per annum. He may also
                     appoint not to exceed fifty superintendents, experienced in the construction
                     and maintenance of improved roads, who shall be known as superintendents
                     of highways, each of whom shall be paid a salary at the rate of fifteen
                     hundred dollars per annum. He may also appoint, as the work of the
                     department requires, fifteen competent civil engineers, experienced in
                     improved road building, to act as assistants to the chief engineer, and who
                     shall each be paid a salary at the rate of twenty-four hundred dollars per
                     annum. He may also appoint a chief draughtsman, who shall also be an
                     experienced civil engineer, and who shall be paid a salary at the rate of
                     twenty-four hundred dollars per annum. He may also appoint an engineer of
                     maintenance, an engineer of construction, additional civil engineers and
                     engineers‟ assistants, superintendents, inspectors, a statistician, paymasters,
                     draughts-men, bookkeepers, and a chief clerk, additional clerks,
                     stenographers, and such other employees as, in his opinion, are sufficient to
                     carry on the work of the State Highway Department, and shall fix the
                     salaries to be paid the aforementioned employees.
                     “The State Highway Commissioner, his deputies and other officers, shall be
                     paid, in addition to their stipulated salary or compensation, traveling
                     expenses necessarily and actually incurred by each of them in the
                     performance of the duties required by this act, or performed by direction of
                     the State Highway Commissioner. The State Highway Commissioner shall
                     assign the superintendents of highways to such sections or parts of the State
                     as, in the judgment of said commissioner will enable said superintendents to
                     render most efficient service in the improvement of the highways. It shall be
                     the duty of each superintendent of highways, subject to the authority of the
                     commissioner, and in accord with the rules and regulations of the
                     department, to superintend, supervise, and take charge and control of all
                     work of rebuilding, maintenance, and repair of the State-aid and State
                     Highways, or any portions thereof, in his said district, or placed in his
                     charge; and it shall be the further duty of each superintendent of highways
                     to instruct the authorities having charge of the highways in the counties or
                     townships in his district, which receive aid from the State in the
                     maintenance of highways, as to the method to be employed at all times in
                     the construction, maintenance, and repair of county or township roads,
                     culverts, and bridges in said counties or townships,” be, and the same is
                     hereby, amended to read as follows:-
                           SESSION OF 1919
Section 2. The Governor shall appoint a chief engineer of the department,         Chief engineer.
who shall be a capable and competent civil engineer, and experienced in the
building and maintenance of improved roads, who shall be paid a salary at
the rate of seven thousand five hundred dollars per annum. The State              Salary.
Highway Commissioner shall appoint an experienced maintenance
engineer. He shall also appoint a controller, who shall be an expert              Maintenance engineer
accountant, and who shall keep record of the finances of the department,          Controller.
                                                                                  Assistants to chief
audit all accounts, and countersign all warrants. The State Highway               engineer.
Commissioner shall appoint, as assistants to the chief engineer, a principal
assistant engineer, construction engineers, an office engineer, and an
engineer of plans and surveys, who shall be capable and competent civil
engineers, experienced in the designing and construction of highways. He
                                                                                  Engineer of bridges.
may also appoint an engineer of bridges, who shall be a capable and
competent civil engineer, experienced in the designing and construction of
bridges. He may also appoint, as the work of the department requires,             District and additional
district engineers and additional civil engineers, experienced in improved        engineers.
road building. He may also appoint superintendents of highways,
                                                                                  Superintendents.
experienced in the construction and maintenance of improved roads. He
may also appoint a township engineer, engineers’ assistants, an engineer of
tests, a registrar of motor vehicles, an executive manager, statistician,
secretary, inspectors, purchasing agent, paymasters, cost accountant,             Other engineers and
bookkeepers, cashier, mechanician, draughtsmen, stenographers, additional         employees.
clerks, and such other employees as, in his opinion, are sufficient to carry on
the work of the State Highway Department, and shall fix the salaries of the
aforementioned employees.
        The State Highway Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner, and               Salaries.
other officers, shall be paid, in addition to their stipulated salary or
compensation, traveling expenses necessarily and actually incurred by each        Traveling expense
of them in the performance of the duties required by this act, or performed
by direction of the State Highway Commissioner. The State Highway                 Assignment of
Commissioner shall assign the superintendents of highways to such sections        superintendents.
or parts of the „State as, in the judgment of said Commissioner, will enable
said superintendents to render most efficient service in the improvement of
the highways. It shall be the duty of each superintendent of highways,            Duties of
subject to the authority of the Commissioner, and in accord with the rules        superintendents.
and regulations of the department, to superintend, supervise, and take charge
and control of all work of rebuilding, maintenance, and repair of the State-
aid and State Highways, or any portions thereof, in his said district or placed
in his charge.
        The provisions of this act shall become effective immediately upon        When effective.
its approval by the Governor.

APPROVED-The 11th day of March, A. D. 1919.
                                                           WM. C. SPROUL.
                                                       No. 9.

                                                     AN ACT
                       Conferring upon judge advocates of the United States Army the powers
                   of notaries public, declaring the effect thereof; validating notarial acts
                   heretofore performed by judge advocates, and declaring the effect thereof.
Judge Advocates.        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the general powers of a notary public
                   in the administration of oaths, the execution and acknowledgment of legal
Notarial Powers.
                   instruments, the attestation of documents, and in the performance of other
                   notarial acts, are hereby conferred upon judge advocates of the United States
Attestations       Army. The attestation of any judge advocate, under the authority of this act,
receivable in      shall be valid and legal, and shall be received in evidence in the courts of the
evidence and for
                   Commonwealth and for entry of record, in like manner, and with the same
recordation.
                   force and effect, as attestations by notaries public are received and entered.
                       Section 2. All notarial acts heretofore performed by judge advocates of
Validation of      the United States Army in administration of oaths, the execution and
notarial acts      acknowledgment of legal instruments, the attestation of documents, and all
                   other similar notarial acts, are hereby validated and made legal, and such
                   acts shall received in evidence in the courts of the Commonwealth and for
                   entry of record, in the like manner, and with the same force and effect, as
                   provided section one of this act.

                   APPROVED-The 14th day of March, A. D. 1919.
                                                                               WM. C. SPROUL.


                                                      No. 10.

                                                     An ACT
                       To amend section five of an act approved the twenty-fourth day of July,
                   one thousand nine hundred and thirteen (Pamphlet Laws, 1018), entitled
                   “An act making it unlawful for the commissioners of any county in this
                   Commonwealth to contract to repair, build, or rebuild any county bridges
                   without due advertisement for sealed proposals, excepting contracts not
                   amounting to two hundred and fifty dollars,” by excepting contracts for the
                   repair, building, or rebuilding of any bridge or bridges that will cost less
                   than five hundred dollars.
 Country               Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section five of an act, approved the
 commissioners.    twenty-fourth day of July, one thousand nine hundred and thirteen
                   (Pamphlet Laws, 1018), entitled “An act making it unlawful for the
 Contracts to      commissioners of any county in this Commonwealth to contract to repair,
 repair build or
 rebuild county
                   build, or rebuild any county bridges without due advertisement for sealed
 bridges.          proposals, excepting contracts not amounting to two hundred and fifty
                   dollars,” which reads as follows:-
                    LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA
       “Section 5. This act shall not apply to any contract for the repair,      Section 5 act of July
building, or rebuilding of any bridge or bridges that will cost less than two    24 1913 (P. L. 1018),
                                                                                  cited for amendment.
hundred and fifty dollars,” is hereby amended to read as follows:-
       Section 5. This act shall not apply to any contract for the repair,       Not to apply to
building, or rebuilding of any bridge or bridges that will cost less than five   contracts under $500.
hundred dollars.

     APPROVED-The 14th day of March, A. D. 1919.
WM. C. SPROUL.



                                  No. 11.
                                  AN ACT

         To amend section one of an act, approved the fifth day of July, one
thousand nine hundred and seventeen, entitled “An act authorizing cities to
refund moneys paid by property owners into their treasuries, when a court of
competent jurisdiction shall have determined that there was no liability for
such payment when made,” extending the provisions thereof to boroughs
and incorporated towns.
                                                                                  Cities boroughs, and
         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of an act, approved      incorporated towns.
the fifth day of July, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen, entitled “An
act authorizing cities to refund moneys paid by property owners into their
treasuries, when a court of competent jurisdiction shall have determined that
there was no liability for such payment when made,” which reads as
follows:-
“Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever any city within this                Act of July 5. 1917
Commonwealth shall have, under existing laws, paved, curbed, and                  (P.L. 682), cited for
guttered, or otherwise improved, its highways, or any of them, or has             amendment
opened or graded or acquired or condemned property in or along its
highways, or any of them, at the expense in whole or in part of the owners
of property bounding and abutting thereon, and such owners or any number
of them shall have paid the assessments levied against them by such city or
by viewers for such improvement, into the respective treasury,-the said
cities are hereby authorized and empowered to refund to the said owners of
property, or to their heirs or assigns, the amount of the assessment thus paid
by them, if it shall have been determined in any proceeding at law or in
equity by a court of competent jurisdiction that the owners of property
bounding or abutting on said highway or highways were not liable for the
payment of such improvement at the time such improvement was ordered by
the council of said cities to be made,” is hereby amended to read as
follows:-
Refund of              Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever any city, borough, or
assessments.         incorporated town, within this Commonwealth, shall have, under existing
                     laws, paved, curbed, and guttered, or otherwise improved, its highways, or
Paving, curbing,     any of them, or has opened or graded or acquired or condemned property in
etc.                 or along its highways, or any of them, at the expense in whole or in part of
                     the owners of „property bounding and abutting thereon, and such owners or
Owners of
abutting property.
                     any number of them shall have paid the assessments, levied against them by
                     such city, borough, or incorporated town, or by viewers, for such
                     improvement, into the respective treasury,-the said cities, boroughs, or
                     incorporated towns are hereby and empowered to refund to the said owners,
                     their heirs or assigns, the amount of the assessment thus paid by them, if it
                     shall have been determined any proceeding at law or in equity by a court
Judicial             competent jurisdiction that the owners of property or abutting on said
determination of     highway or highways liable for the payment of such improvement time such
no liability         improvement was ordered by the council of said cities, boroughs, or
                     incorporated towns to

                         APPROVED-The 21st day of March, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                 WM. C. SPROUL.
                     .
                                                        No. 12
                                                       AN ACT
                       Validating certain agreements heretofore entered into by counties to pay a
                     portion of the cost of improving and reconstructing certain borough roads and
                     streets, and authorizing the payment by the county of such portion of the cost of
                     such improvement and reconstruction.
Counties               Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever any county of the
Agreements to        Commonwealth, by its county commissioners, has heretofore agreed in
pay portion of       writing with any borough to defray a portion of the cost of improving and
cost of borough      reconstructing any road or street within the limits of such borough, lying on
streets.             the route of a State highway, and where such road or street has been
                     heretofore duly improved and reconstructed by such borough with the
                     understanding that a portion of the cost of such improvement and
                     reconstruction was to be paid by the county, and where the county has failed
                     to pay its due proportion of the cost of such improvement and reconstruction
                     for the reason that no legal authority for such payment existed by law, such
Validation.          agreement on the part of the county is hereby validated and made as binding
                     upon the county as if full legal authority existed therefore at the time such
                     agreement was entered into; and the county commissioners of the county are
                     hereby authorized to draw their warrant in favor of, and to pay to, such
                     borough, out of the funds of the county, the portion of the cost of improving
Release from         and reconstructing such borough road or street agreed upon in the agreement
liability            by them entered into; and upon making such payment to such borough the
                     county commissioners shall be relieved from all further liability.
                       APPROVED-The 21st day of March, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                WM. C. SPROUL.
                     LAWS OF PENNSYLYNIA,



                                   No. 13



                                 AN ACT


        To amend clause (f), section forty-nine of an act, approved the
seventh day of June, one thousand nine hundred seventeen (Pamphlet Laws,
four hundred and forty-seven), entitled “An act relating to the administration
and distribution of the estates of decedents and of minors, and of trust
estates; including the appointment, bonds, rights, powers, duties, liabilities,
accounts, discharge and removal of executors, administrators, guardians,
and trustees, herein designated as fiduciaries; the administration and
distribution of the estates of presumed decedents; widow‟s and children‟s
exemptions; debts of decedents, rents of real estate as assets for payment
thereof, the lien thereof, sales and mortgages of real estate for the payment
thereof, judgments and executions therefore, and the discharge of real estate
from the lien thereof; contracts of decedents for the sale or purchase of real
estate; legacies, including legacies charged on land; the discharge of
residuary estates and of real estate from the lien of legacies and other
charges; the appraisement of real estate devised at a valuation; the
ascertainment of the cartilage of dwelling houses or other buildings devised;
the abatement and survival of actions, and the substitution of executors and
administrators therein, and suits against fiduciaries; investments by
fiduciaries; the organization of corporations to carry on the business of
decedents; the audit and review of accounts of fiduciaries; refunding bonds;
transcripts to the court of common pleas of balances due by fiduciaries; the
rights, powers, and liabilities of non-resident and foreign fiduciaries; the
appointment, bonds, rights, powers, duties and liabilities of trustees durante
absentia; the recording and registration of decrees, reports and other
proceedings, and the fees therefore; appeals in certain cases; and, also,
generally dealing with the jurisdiction, powers, and procedure of the
orphans‟ court in all matters relating to fiduciaries concerned with the
estates of decedents.”
                                                 SESSION OF 1919
                        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That clause (f), section forty-nine of an act,
Decedents‟ estates.   approved the seventh day of June, one thousand nine hundred seventeen
                      (Pamphlet Laws, four hundred and forty-seven), entitled “An act relating to
                      the administration and distribution of the estates of decedents and of minors,
                      and of trust estates; including the appointment, bonds, rights, powers, duties,
                      liabilities, accounts, discharge and removal of executors, administrators,
                      guardians, and trustees, herein designated as fiduciaries; the administration
                      and distribution of the estates of presumed decedents; widow‟s and
                      children‟s exemptions; debts of decedents, rents of real estate as assets for
                      payment thereof, the lien thereof, sales and mortgages of real estate for the
                      payment thereof, judgments and executions therefore, and the discharge of
                      real estate from the lien thereof; contracts of decedents for the sale or
                      purchase of real estate; legacies, including legacies charged on land; the
                      discharge of residuary estates and of real estate from the lien of legacies and
                      other charges; the appraisement of real estate devised at a valuation; the
                      ascertainment of the cartilage of dwelling houses or other buildings devised;
                      the abatement and survival of actions, and the substitution of executors and
                      administrators therein, and suits against fiduciaries; investments by
                      fiduciaries; the organization of corporations to carry on the business of
                      decedents; the audit and review of accounts of fiduciaries; refunding bonds;
                      transcripts to the court of common pleas of balances due by fiduciaries; the
                      rights, powers, and liabilities non-resident and foreign fiduciaries; the
                      appointment, bonds, rights, powers, duties, and liabilities of trustees durante
                      absentia; the recording and registration decrees, reports and other
                      proceedings, and the fees therefore; appeals in certain cases; and, also,
                      generally dealing with the jurisdiction, powers, and procedure the orphans‟
                      court in all matters relating to fiduciaries concerned with the estates of
                      decedents,” which reads as follows:-
Clause (f), section   “(f) It shall be lawful for any employer in this Commonwealth, at any time
49, act of June 7,    not less than thirty days after the death of his employee, to pay all wages
1917 (P. L. 447),     due to such deceased employee to the wife, children, father or mother, sister
cited for             or brother (preference being given in the order named) of the deceased
amendment
                      employee, without requiring letters testamentary or of administration to be
                      issued upon the estate of said deceased employee, where such wages due do
                      not exceed seventy-five dollars in amount. If such deceased employee shall
                      not leave wife or any of said relatives surviving him, then shall be lawful for
                      the employer in like manner to pay such wages to the creditors of the
                      decedent, as follows,-undertaker, physician, boarding-house keeper, and
                      nurse, each his or her pro rata share, upon affidavit of fact furnished. The
                      payment of such wages as aforesaid shall be a full discharge and release to
                      the employer from any further claim for such wages,” hereby amended to
                      read as follows:-
                    LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA,
        (f) It shall be lawful for any employer in this Commonwealth, at any
time not less than thirty days after the death of his employee, to pay all        Wages of
wages due to such deceased employee to the wife, children, father or              decedent.
mother, sister or brother (preference being given in the order named) of the
deceased employee, without requiring letters testamentary or of                   Payment to
administration to be issued upon the estate of said deceased employee,            relatives.
where such wages do not exceed one hundred and fifty dollars in amount. If
such deceased employee shall not leave wife or any of said relatives              Not exceeding
                                                                                  $150
surviving him, then shall be lawful for the employer in like manner to pay
such wages to the creditors of the decedent, as follows,-undertaker,
physician, boarding-house keeper, and nurse, each his or her pro rata share,      Payment to
upon affidavit of fact furnished. The payment of such wages as afore-said         creditors.
shall be a full discharge and release to the employer from any further claim      Release of
                                                                                  employer.
for such wages.
        APPROVED-The 26th day of March, A. D. 1919.
                                                           WM. C. SPROUL.


                                     No. 14.

                                    AN ACT

        To quiet the title to real estate; and to enable citizens of the United
State, and corporations authorized to hold real estate within this
Commonwealth, to hold and convey title to real estate which has been
formerly held by or for corporations not authorized by law to hold the same.      Real estate.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That where any real estate in this
Commonwealth, heretofore held by or for any corporation or corporations
                                                                                  Conveyances by
not having the right to own and hold the same, has been conveyed to any
                                                                                  corporation
citizen of the United States, or to any corporation authorized by the laws of     having no right
this Commonwealth to hold the same, such citizen or corporation, grantee as       to own or hold.
aforesaid, shall hold and may convey such title and estate indefeasibly as to     Validation.
any right of escheat in this Commonwealth by reason of such real estate
                                                                                  Escheat cases
having been held by or for a corporation not authorized to hold the same by
                                                                                  pending
the laws of this Commonwealth. This act shall not apply to escheat cases
now in litigation.
        APPROVED-The 26th day of March, A. D. 1919.
                                                             WM. C. SPROUL.
                                                          No. 15.

                                                         AN ACT
                        Authorizing cities of the third class, with the assent of the electors duly
                      obtained at an election, to use moneys, borrowed or authorized to be
                      borrowed for purposes which have proved impracticable or impossible, for
                      any other lawful municipal purpose.
Cities of the third
class.
                        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever any city of the third class has
Money borrowed        increased its indebtedness, with the assent of the electors of such city, in
for impracticable     accordance with the provisions of an act, approved the twentieth day of
purposes.             April, one thousand eight hundred seventy-four (Pamphlet Laws, sixty-five),
                      entitled “An act to regulate the manner of increasing the indebtedness of
1874,P. L. 65.
                      municipalities; to provide for the redemption of the same, and to impose
                      penalties for the illegal increase thereof,” and the amendments and
                      supplements thereto, and the purpose for which said increase was asked and
                      assent obtained has proved to be impracticable or impossible, the corporate
                      authorities of any such city may, by their ordinance or vote, signify a desire
Use for other
purposes.
                      to use the money, so borrowed or authorized to be borrowed, for any other
                      lawful municipal purpose; and the said moneys, so borrowed or authorized
Assent of electors.   to be borrowed, may be used for such other municipal purpose, if the assent
                      of the electors thereto is obtained as herein provided.
                        Section 2. The corporate authorities of any such city shall give notice,
Notice of election.
                      during at least thirty days, by weekly advertisements in newspapers, not
                      exceeding three, in the district, and, if no newspaper be published therein,
                      then by at least twenty printed handbills, posted in public places in said city,
                      of an election to be held at the place or places of holding the municipal
                      elections, on a day to be by them fixed. Such notices shall state: (a) The date
Contents.
                      of such election; (b) the amount of money theretofore borrowed or
                      authorized to be borrowed; (c) the purpose for which such money was
                      originally authorized; (d) the reason why said money may not be used for
                      the purpose for which it was borrowed or authorized to be borrowed; (e) the
                      new purpose for which the corporate authorities of such city desire to use
Certified copies of
                      said money borrowed or authorized to be borrowed.
notice and              A certified copy of the ordinance hereinbefore required and of the above
ordinance.            notice shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the court of quarter sessions.
Time of election.       Section 3. The corporate authorities of such city shall, in all cases, fix the
                      time of the holding of any such election on the day of the municipal or
                      general or other special election, unless more than ninety days elapse
                      between the date of the ordinance and the day of holding the municipal or
                      general or other special election. If any day other than the day of the
Expenses              municipal or general or other special election day is fixed, the expense of
                      holding the election shall be paid by the city.
Place and
                        Section 4. Such election shall be held at the place, time, and under the
regulations of        same regulations, as provided by law for the holding of municipal elections;
election.             and the question to be submitted to the electors shall be in the following
Question to be        form:
submitted.
Ballot.
Conduct of
election.
         Shall the sum of .............. dollars heretofore borrowed or authorized
                                                                                      Question to be
to be borrowed by the city of ....., for the purpose of .............. , be used by   submitted.
the said city for the purpose of ............ ?
         The ballot shall be prepared in the manner provided by the general           Ballot.
election law for the submission of similar questions.
         Section 5. The election shall be conducted by the regular election
                                                                                      Conduct of election.
officers. The election officers shall count the tickets cast at such election,
and make return thereof to the clerk of the court of quarter sessions of the
county, duly certified as is required by law. In receiving and counting, and
in making return of the votes cast, the inspectors, clerks, and judges of
election shall be governed by the laws of this Commonwealth governing
municipal elections; and the vote shall be counted by the court as is now
provided by laws governing municipal elections. All- penalties of the said            Penalties.
election laws for violation thereof are hereby extended to, and shall apply to,
the voters, inspectors, judges, and clerks, voting at, and in attendance upon,
elections held under the provisions of this act.
         Section 6. The clerk of the court shall make a return of the vote cast       Return by clerk of
upon such question, as filed in his office, to the corporate authorities of such      courts.
city, and the same shall be placed on record among or upon the minutes
thereof.
         Section 7. If at such election a majority of the elect-ors shall vote in     Affirmative vote.
favor of using said borrowed or authorized to be borrowed money, for the
purpose other than that for which it was originally authorized, the said
money shall thereafter be used for such new purpose in the same manner as
if it had originally been authorized and borrowed for such purpose.
APPROVED-The 26th day of March, A. D. 1919.
                                                                WM. C. SPROUL.




                                    No. 16.

                                   AN ACT
        To amend section two, and section five as amended, and to
supplement an act, approved the seventh day of July, one thousand eight
hundred eighty-five (Pamphlet Laws, two hundred and fifty-seven), entitled
“An act to confer upon the several courts of common pleas of this
Commonwealth jurisdiction of a court of equity in all cases of dower and
partition, and prescribing the method of procedure,” by enlarging the powers
of the master, and confirming all cases heretofore proceeded in to final
decree.
Partition.
                     Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section two of an act, approved the
                     seventh day of July, one thousand eight hundred eighty-five (Pamphlet
                     Laws, two hundred and fifty-seven), entitled “An act to confer upon the
                     several courts of common pleas of this Commonwealth jurisdiction of a
                     court of equity in all cases of dower and partition, and prescribing the
                     method of procedure,” which reads as follows:-
Section 2,act of     “Section 2. Whenever a bill shall hereafter be filed in any court having, the
July 7,1885 (P. L.   jurisdiction of a court of equity, in cases of partition, it shall be lawful for
257), cited for      the said court, after a decree for partition shall have been made, to refer the
amendment.           cause to a master or a master and commissioner, to decide and partition the
                     lands and tenements into purparts; and to value the same and to ascertain the
                     amounts that shall be paid or charged thereon for owelty, or which shall be
                     paid or secured to the parties to whom no purparts can be allotted in the
                     manner now authorized by law, under writs of partition issued out of the
                     courts of common law. And the said master, after such partition and
                     valuation has been made, shall award and allot the said purparts to and
                     among the parties entitled, together with the sum to be charged thereon and
                     payable as and for owelty of partition, and when the premises cannot be
                     conveniently divided into as many purparts as there are parties entitled, to
                     award and allot the amount or sum to be paid or secured to them
                     respectively, and the times when such payments shall be made, and the
                     purports out of which the same shall be payable,” be, and same is hereby,
                     amended to read as follows:-
Reference of cause   Section 2. Whenever a bill shall hereafter be filed in any court having the
to mater or master   jurisdiction of courts of equity in cases of partition, it shall be lawful for the
and commissioner.
                     said court, after a decree in partition shall have been made, to refer the cause
Duties of master.    to a master or to a. master and commissioner to divide and partition the
Division.            lands and tenements into purparts and to value the same and to ascertain the
Valuation.           amounts that shall be paid or charged thereon for owelty or which shall be
                     paid or secured to the parties to whom no purparts can be allotted in the
Owelty.
                     manner now authorized by law, under writs of partition issued out of the
                     courts of common law. And the said master, after such partition and
                     valuation has been made, or in case the master shall find that the lands and
                     tenements cannot be divided into purports without prejudice to or spoiling
                     the whole, and has placed a valuation thereon, shall issue a rule on all
                     parties in interest to appear before the master on a day certain to accept or
                     refuse the said real estate at the valuation placed thereon by the master, put
                     in bids for the same, or to show cause why the same should not be sold, and,
                     on the return of said rule, shall award and allot the said lands or the said
Acceptance at        purparts to the acceptant or to the highest bidder, together with the sum to
valuation.
                     be charged thereon and payable as and for owelty of partition, and when the
Sale.                premises cannot be conveniently divided into as many purparts as there are
                     parties entitled, to award and allot the amount or sum to be paid or secured
                     to them respectively, and the times when such payments shall be made, and
                     the purports out of which the same shall be payable.
        Section 2. That the fifth section of said act which, as amended by an
act, approved the fourteenth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and
ninety-seven (Pamphlet Laws, two hundred and sixty-eight), entitled “An
act to amend the fifth section of an act, entitled „An act to confer upon the
several courts of common pleas of the Commonwealth jurisdiction of a
court of equity in all cases of dower and partition, and prescribing the
method of procedure,‟ approved the seventh day of July, Anno Domini one
thousand eight hundred and eighty-five, so as to authorize decrees of sales
of purparts in partition on refusal to take,” reads as follows:-
        “Section 5. Whenever a bill shall have been or shall hereafter be         Section 5,act of
filed in any court having equitable jurisdiction in cases in partition, and       July 7,1885 (P.
                                                                                  L. 267),as
master or the master and commissioners, to whom the proceedings have              amended by
been or may be referred, have reported or shall hereafter report that the         section
lands or tenements cannot be divided without prejudice to or spoiling the         act of July 1897
whole, and the parties in interest have refused or shall hereafter refuse to      (P. L. 268),cited
take the same at the valuation, or if the master or the master and                for amendment.
commissioners have reported or shall hereafter report that the parties in
interest, or either or any of them, have refused to make any purpart or
purparts at the valuation thereof, then, in such case, the said court may order
the master to make sale of such purpart or purparts, or of the whole, so
reported to have been refused, at public auction, giving like notice that is
required in sales under proceedings in partition in common law courts,” be,
and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:-
        Section 5. Whenever a bill shall be filed in any court having
equitable jurisdiction in cases in partition, and the master or master and
commissioner, to whom the proceedings have been referred, have reported
that the lands or tenements cannot be divided without prejudice to or
spoiling the whole, and the par-” ties have refused to take the same at the
valuation, then it shall be the duty of the said court to order the master to     Sale by master.
make sale thereof at public auction, giving the like notice that is required in
sales under proceedings in partition in the common law courts.
        Section 3. That all partition proceedings in equity heretofore            Validation.
instituted in which final decree has been entered be, and the same are
hereby, ratified.
        APPROVED-The 26th day of March, A. D. 1919.
                                                             WM. C. SPROUL.
                                                    No. 17.
                                                    AN ACT
                    Validating certain proceedings and elections of counties, cities, boroughs,
                  townships, school districts, and other incorporated districts or
                  municipalities, had and held pursuant to the provisions of an act, approved
                  the twentieth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hunared and
                  seventy-four, entitled “An act to regulate the manner of increasing the
                  indebtedness of municipalities, to provide for the redemption of the same
                  and to impose penalties for the illegal increase thereof,” and the
                  amendments and supplements thereto; and validating bonds issued or
                  authorized to be issued in pursuance of such proceedings and elections.
Municipalities.     Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That all proceedings and elections heretofore
                  had and held by any county, city, borough, township, school district, or
Elections for     other municipality or incorporated district within this Commonwealth, to
increase of       increase its indebtedness under the method or procedure specified by the
indebtedness.     provisions of an act of Assembly, entitled “An act to regulate the manner of
                  increasing the indebtedness of municipalities, to provide for the redemption
                  of the same, and to impose penalties for the illegal increase thereof,”
                  approved the twentieth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and
                  seventy-four, and the acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto,
                  where the majority of votes cast at such election was in favor of the increase
                  of indebtedness, be, and the same are hereby, ratified, confirmed, and made
                  valid, notwithstanding the authorities of such county, city, borough,
                  township, school district, or incorporated district did not, by separate and
                  independent action, prior to the ordinance or vote in pursuance of which
                  notice of election was given to the electors, signify their desire for such
                  increase of indebtedness, or did not, in the words of the act and amendments
                  and supplements aforesaid authorizing such increase, signify their desire for
                  such increase of indebtedness, and notwithstanding the ballots were not
                  certified or signed by the county commissioners or were not printed on the
                  official ballot after the list of candidates, but were printed on separate
                  ballots, and notwithstanding full, complete, and proper return of the votes
                  was not made to the proper court or counted by the court, or a record
                  showing the results made and certified by the clerk of said court to the
                  proper authorities of such district or, municipality, and notwithstanding any
                  defect or informality in the manner of holding or giving notice of such
                  election, and notwithstanding any mistake in stating the amount of
                  percentage of the existing debt or the percentage of the proposed increase,
                  or patent error of orthography or of numerical statement on any or all of the
                  ballots. All of the bonds, securities, and obligations, issued or to be issued in
                  pursuance of every such election, are hereby made valid, binding obligations
Validation of
securities.       of every such county, city, borough, township, school district, or
Proviso.          incorporated district: Provided, All the other requirements of law concerning
                  such procedure, election and issue of bonds have been complied with:
And provided further, The provisions of this act shall not apply in any          Proviso.
instance where the validity of such election or of any issue of bonds, or
other security based theron, has been already made the subject of litigation
in any court of this Commonwealth.
APPROVED-The 26th day of March, A. D. 1919.
WM. C. SPROUL.

No. 18.
AN ACT
        Amending section five hundred and fifteen of an act, approved May
eighteenth, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and eleven (Pamphlet
Laws, three hundred and nine), entitled “An act to establish a public school
system in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, together with the provisions
by which it shall be administered, and prescribing penalties for the violation
thereof; providing revenue to establish and maintain the same, and the
method of collecting such revenue; and repealing all laws, general, special,
or local, or any parts thereof, that are or may be inconsistent therewith,” so
as to remove the prohibition against levying of taxes or incurring of debts
for certain purposes while any proceeding for a change of boundary lines
affecting any school district is pending.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section five hundred and fifteen     School districts.
of the act, approved May eighteenth, Anno Domini one thousand nine
hundred and eleven (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred and nine), entitled “An
act to establish a public school system in the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, together with the provisions by which it shall be
                                                                                 Assessment and
administered, and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof; providing     levy of taxes and
revenue to establish and maintain the same, and the method of collecting         incurring of
such revenue; and repealing all laws, general, special, or local, or any parts   indebtedness.
thereof, that are or may be inconsistent therewith,” which section is as
follows:-
“Section 515. While proceedings are pending in court for the changing of         Section 515, ac of
any boundary lines of any city, incorporated town, borough, or township, or      May 18, 1911 (P.L.
the creation of any new city, borough, or township, the board of school          309). Cited for
directors in every school district to be affected by such change of boundary     amendment.
lines, or creation of a new municipality, shall not levy or assess any school
tax or incur any debts for the purpose of purchasing ground or building, or
enlarging a school building: Provided, That this section shall not prevent the
levying and collecting of the necessary taxes, or the incurring of an
indebtedness, in order to rebuild a school building recently injured or
destroyed, or in order to pay any debts previously incurred,” be, and the
same is hereby, amended so that it shall be and read as follows:-
        Section 515. While proceedings are pending in court for the              Judicial proceedings
changing of any boundary lines of any city, incorporated town, borough, or       for change of
township, or the creation of any new city, borough, or township, the board       boundaries pending.
of school directors in every school district to be affected by such change of
                        boundary lines or creation of a new municipality, shall be permitted to levy
Purchase of grounds.    and assess a school tax and incur debts for the purpose of purchasing
                        ground, or building or enlarging a school building, in the same manner as
Building or enlarging   though such proceedings were not pending in court for the changing of any
school buildings.
                        boundary lines of any such city, incorporated town, borough, or township or
                        the creation of any new city, borough, or township.

                         APPROVED-The 26th day of March, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                    WM. C. SPROUL.

                                                           No. 19.

                                                          AN ACT
                          Providing for the appointment by the district attorney, in counties having a
                        population of over one million and less than one million five hundred
                        thousand inhabitants, of a chief county detective, an assistant chief county
                        detective, and special county detectives; defining their duties; defining their
                        authority; fixing their salaries, and authorizing the payment of the same,
                        together with the necessary traveling expenses, by the county.
Counties having a         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in each and every county of this
population of more
                        Commonwealth having a population of over one million and less than one
than 1,000,000 and
less than 1,500,000.    million five hundred thousand inhabitants, the district attorney may appoint
                        a chief county detective, an assistant chief county detective, and special
Country detectives.     county detectives not exceeding twenty-four in number, whose duties it
                        shall be to serve subpoenas in cases in which the Commonwealth is a party
Duties.
                        in a court of record; to investigate and make report to the district attorney as
                        to the conduct in office of justices of the peace; constables, deputy
                        constables, and other officers connected with the administration of. criminal
                        justice; to make such investigation and endeavor to obtain such evidence as
                        may be required by the district attorney in any criminal case; and perform
                        such other duties as the district attorney may direct. Said detectives shall be
Powers.                 general police officers, and shall have all powers now conferred on
                        constables by existing laws of this Commonwealth so far as they relate to
                        crimes or criminal procedure.
                          Section 2. Said chief county detective, assistant chief county detective,
                        and special county detective shall, at all times, be subject to the orders of the
Removal.                district attorney, who may remove them, or any of them, at his pleasure,
                        filling vacancies so created as may be deemed necessary. Said chief county
                        detective, assistant chief county detective, and special county detectives
                        shall not be entitled to receive any fees whatsoever, but the chief county
Fees.
                        detective shall receive a salary of four thousand ($4,000.00) dollars per
Salaries.               annum, the assistant chief county detective shall receive a salary of three
                        thousand ($3,000.00) dollars per annum, and the special county detectives
                        shall receive a salary of one hundred seventy-five ($175.00) dollars per
Travelling expenses.    month each, together with all necessary traveling expenses; which said
salary and expenses, having been verified by affidavit of the chief county
detective, assistant chief county detective, or special county detective,            Payment of salaries
incurring the same, and approved by the district attorney, shall be paid out         and traveling
of the treasury of the county on a certificate, issued by the district attorney,     expenses.
directed to the controller of the county, who shall order warrants for said
amounts according to law.                                                            Repeal.
        Section 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby
repealed so far as the same may affect any county within or coming within
the provisions of this act.

       APPROVED-The 2nd day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                            WM. C. SPROUL.


                                    No.20.

                                  AN ACT
Providing for the appointment of assistant district attorneys the several
counties of this Commonwealth having a population of over one million and
less than one million five hundred thousand inhabitants, prescribing the
powers and duties, and fixing their salaries.                                       Counties having a
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in every county of this Commonwealth            population of more
having a population over one million and less than one million five hundred         than 1,000,000 and
thousand inhabitants, the district attorney shall have authority to appoint one     less than 1,500,000.
or more assistants learned in the law, not exceeding ten in number, assist the      Assistants distric
district attorney in the discharge of his duties. One of said assistant district    attorneys.
attorneys, who shall be designated as the first assistant, shall receive a salary
of six thousand dollars per annum. One the said assistant district attorneys,
who shall be designated as the second assistant, shall receive salary of five       Salaries.
thousand dollars per annum. One the said assistant district attorneys, who
shall be designated as the third assistant, shall receive salary of forty-five
hundred dollars per annum. One of said assistant district attorneys, who
shall be designated as the fourth assistant, shall receive a salary of thirty-
nine hundred dollars per annum. Of the other six assistant district attorneys,
four shall receive a salary of thirty-two hundred dollars per annum each, and
two shall receive a salary of twenty-seven hundred dollars per annum each.
The salaries herein provided shall be paid out of the county treasury.
         Section 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby      Repeal.
repealed so far as the same may affect any county within or coming within
the provisions of this act.
         APPROVED-The 2nd day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                             WM. C. SPROUL.
                                             LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA,
                                                            No. 21.

                                                            AN ACT
                         To provide for an additional law judge of the court of common pleas of the
Thirty-first Judicial
                                                  Thirty-first Judicial District.
District.                 Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in addition to the judge provided for in
                        the act, approved the eighteenth day of July, one thousand nine hundred and
Act of July 18,1901     one (Pamphlet Laws, six hundred and sixty-nine), entitled “An act to
(P. L. 669).            designate the several judicial districts of the Commonwealth as required by
                        the Constitution, and to provide for the election, appointment and
                        commissioning of judges learned in the law for the said districts in cases
Additional judge.       where such judges are not provided for by existing law,” an additional law
                        judge is hereby authorized and provided for the court of common pleas of
Qualification.          the Thirty-first Judicial District, who shall possess the same qualifications
                        which are required by the Constitution and laws for the president judge of
Term of office.         said district, and who shall hold his office for a like term and by the same
Jurisdiction.           tenure, and shall have the same power, authority, and jurisdiction, and shall
                        be subject to the same duties, restrictions, and penalties, and shall receive
Compensation.           the same compensation provided by law for judges learned in the law, as if
Subject to provisions
                        the said office had been established at the time of, and subject to the
of act May 5, 1911      provisions of, an act entitled “An act to fix the salaries of the judges of the
(P. L. 182).            Supreme Court, the judges of the Superior Court, the judges of the Courts of
                        Common Pleas, and the judges of the Orphans‟ Courts,” approved the fifth
                        day of May, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and eleven, and its
                        supplements and amendments.
Election.                 Section 2. At the next municipal election after the passage of this act, the
                        qualified electors of the said Thirty-First Judicial District shall elect, in the
                        manner prescribed by law for the election of president judge, a competent
                        person, learned in the law, to serve as said additional law judge in said
                        district from the first Monday in January, Anno Domini one thousand nine
Vacancies.              hundred and twenty, for a term of ten years. Vacancies in the office hereby
                        created, whether caused by death, resignation, expiration of term, or
                        otherwise, shall be filled in the same manner as is required by law in case of
                        a similar vacancy in the office of president judge.
President judge.
                          Section 3. The judge in said district whose commission shall first expire
                        shall be the president judge thereof, except where the president judge shall
                        be re-elected in which case he shall continue to be president judge.
                          APPROVED-The 2nd day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                    WM. C. SPROUL.
                            SESSION OF 1919.

                                   No. 22.

                                 AN ACT
        Fixing the per diem compensation of borough and township
assessors and assistant assessors, and the method of ascertaining the number
of days employed.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That it shall be the duty of each          Borough and
borough and township assessor and assistant assessor to keep an account of        township assessors.
the several days by him actually employed in the performance of his duties,       Account of time
and to make return of the same to the county commissioners, verified by his       employed.
oath or affirmation; and for each day so employed he shall receive the sum        Compensation.
of five dollars.
        Section 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are      Repeal.
repealed.
        APPROVED-The 4th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                          WM. C. SPROUL.



                                   No. 23.

                                   AN ACT
        To prevent the abatement of certain suits at law or in equity,
heretofore commenced, now pending, or hereafter to be brought.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That no suit, action, or other             Officers of the
proceeding, at law or in equity, lawfully commenced heretofore, now               Commonwealth.
pending, or which may hereafter be commenced, by or against the head of
any department or bureau, or other officer, of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, in his official capacity or in relation to the discharge of his
official duties, shall abate by reason of his death or the expiration of his
term of office or his retirement or resignation or removal from office, but in    Abatement and
such event the court, on motion or supplemental petition, filed at any time       survival of actions
within twelve months thereafter, showing a necessity for the survival             and suits.
thereof, may allow the same to be main tained by or against his successor in      Procedure
office. And the court may make such order as shall be equitable for the
payment of costs.                                                                 Costs.
        Section 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent here-with be, and the
same are hereby, repealed.                                                        Repeal.


       APPROVED-The 4th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                           WM. C. SPROUL.
                                          LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA,

                                                         No. 24

                                                        AN ACT
                                  Validating municipal liens and the procedure thereon.
                        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever any borough in this
Boroughs.
                      Commonwealth, prior to the passage of this act, has filed a municipal lien
                      for the cost and expense of any public improvement, and has caused a writ
Municipal liens
                      of scire facias to be issued for the purpose of reviving and continuing said
for public
                      lien, and said writ of scire facias does not comply with the form prescribed
improvements.
                      by law or is not issued or returned in the manner prescribed law, such lien,
                      writ of scire facias and return thereof are hereby validated and made binding
Validation
                      for the amount justly due and payable on account of such municipal
                      improvement:
                        Provided, That such writ of scire facias and return gave the owner or
Proviso.
                      defendants an opportunity to appear and file an affidavit of defense within
                      fifteen days after service of the writ or the return day thereof: Provided also,
Proviso.
                      That this act shall not apply to any proceeding, suit, or lien, wherein a final
                      order or judgment of any court of record has already been entered, holding
                      such lien or the proceedings thereon invalid.

                       APPROVED-The 4th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                  WM. C. SPROUL.


                                                         No. 25.

                                                        AN ACT
                                       Relating to the procedure on municipal liens.
                        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That hereafter all municipal liens filed under
Municipal liens.      any act of Assembly shall revived, continued, and collected under and
Procedure.            according to the procedure and provisions of the act, approved the fourth
                      day of June, one thousand nine hundred one (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred
Act of .June 4,1901
(P. L . 364).         and sixty-four), and the several amendments thereof and supplements
                      thereto, entitled “An act providing when, how, upon what property, and to
                      what extent, liens shall be allowed for taxes, and for municipal
                      improvements, and for the removal of nuisances-; the procedure upon
                      claims filed therefor; the methods for preserving such liens and enforcing
                      payment of such claims; the effect judicial sales of the properties liened, and
                      the manner of distributing the proceeds of such sales.”
                        Section 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent
Repeal.               herewith are hereby repealed.
                        APPROVED-The 4th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                  WM. C. SPROUL.
                           SESSION OF 1919.

                                   No. 26.

                                  AN ACT
To amend an act, approved the eighteenth day of July, one thousand nine
hundred seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, one thousand and forty-two), entitled
“An act authorizing county controllers, in counties having a population of
more than one hundred thousand and less than one hundred and fifty
thousand inhabitants, to appoint a solicitor; prescribing the duties said
solicitor, and fixing his salary,” by extending the provisions of the act to
include counties having a population more than one hundred thousand and
less than two hundred and sixty thousand inhabitants, and authorizing the
county commissioners and county controller to fix the salary of the solicitor.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of act, approved the
eighteenth day of July, one thousand nine hundred seventeen (Pamphlet              Counties having a
                                                                                   population of more
Laws, one thousand forty-two), entitled “An act authorizing county                 then 100,000 and
controllers, in counties having a population of more than one hundred              less than 260,000.
thousand and less than one hundred and fifty thousand inhabitants, to
appoint a solicitor; prescribing the duties of said solicitor, and fixing his      Solicitor.
salary,” which reads as follows:-
        “Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in all counties having a              Section 1,act of
population of more than one hundred thousand and less than one hundred             July 18, 1917(P. L.
and fifty thousand inhabitants, as shown by the last preceding decennial           1042), cited for
census of the United States, the county controller is authorized to appoint        amendment.
one person, learned in the law, his solicitor,” is hereby amended to read as
follows:--
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in all counties having a
population of more than one hundred thousand and less than two hundred
and sixty thousand inhabitants, as shown by the last preceding decennial
census of the United States, the county controller authorized to appoint one       Appointment.
person, learned in the law, as his solicitor.
        Section 2. That section two of said act, which reads as follows:-
        “Section 2. The said solicitor shall advise upon all legal matters that    Section 2, act of
may be submitted to him, and shall conduct any litigation when requested so        July 18, 1917(P. L.
to do, „by the controller. The solicitor shall hold office for the term for        1042), cited for
                                                                                   Amendment.
which the controller was elected; and shall receive a salary of five hundred
dollars per annum, to be paid out of the county treasury,” be, and the same
is hereby, amended to read as follows:-
        Section 2. The said solicitor shall advise upon all legal matters that     Duties.
may be submitted to him, and shall conduct any litigation when requested so
                                                                                   Term.
to do, by the controller. The solicitor shall hold office for the term for which
the controller was elected; and his salary shall be fired by the county            Salary.
commissioners and county controller.
        APPROVED-The 4th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                              WM. C. SPROUL.
                                                LAW OF PENNSYLVANIA,

                                                              No. 27.

                                                            AN ACT
                             Requiring assessors and assistant assessors for county purposes, in cities
                           of the third class, to keep an account of days actually employed, and make
                           return thereof to the county commissioners, and fixing their compensation.
  Cities of third class.
  Assessors.                 Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That each assessor and assistant assessor for
                           county purposes, in cities of the third class, shall keep an account of the
                           several days by him actually employed in the performance of his duties, and
                           shall make return of the same to the commissioners of the county, verified
  Compensation.            by his oath or affirmation, and for each day necessarily so employed he shall
                           receive the sum of five dollars.
                             APPROVED-The 4th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                        WM. C. SPROUL.



                                                              No. 28.

                                                            AN ACT
                           Relating to the parties to writs of scire facias sur mortgage in certain cases,
                           and to the title acquired by a sale on a judgment of foreclosure in such cases.
Mortgages.                   Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That where the plain tiff in a writ of scire
Scire facias.              facias sur mortgage shall file with his praecipe a release of the mortgagor or
Release of mortgagor,      mortgagor, and his, her, or their heirs, executors, and administrators, from
etc.                       all personal liability for the debt secured by the mortgage being foreclosed,
                           said parties need not be joined as defendant or defendants, but the real
Defendants.
                           owner or owners charged may in that event be named as the only defendant
                           or defendants, and the title acquired by a sale under a judgment of
                           foreclosure in such cases shall be as full and complete a title as if said
                           mortgagor or mortgagors had been duly named in, and served with, said
                           writ, and judgment duly entered against him, her, or them also.
When effective.              Section 2. This act shall take effect on the first day of January, one
                           thousand nine hundred and twenty, and shall apply only to cases in which
                           the aforesaid writs of scire facias shall be issued on or after that day.
                             Section 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby
Repeal.                    repealed.
                             APPROVED-The 4th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                         WM. C. SPROUL.
                           SESSION OF 1919.

                                  No. 29
                                 AN ACT
        To amend an act, approved the seventeenth day of May, one
thousand nine hundred seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, two hundred and thirty-
seven) , entitled “An act to amend an act, entitled „An act authorizing
companies incorporated under the laws of any other State of the United
States for certain purposes to erect and maintain buildings and
manufacturing establishments, and to take, have, and hold real estate
necessary and proper for such purposes,‟ approved the thirteenth day of
May, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and fifteen,” extending the
provisions of said act to corporations organized under the laws of the
District of Columbia or of the United States.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of an act, approved      Foreign
                                                                                 corporation.
the seventeenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred seventeen
(Pamphlet Laws, two hundred and thirty-seven), entitled “An act to amend         Right to own
an act, entitled „An act authorizing companies incorporated under the laws       buildings and real
of any other State of the United States for certain purposes to erect and        estate.
maintain buildings and manufacturing establishments, and to take, have, and
hold real estate necessary and proper for such purposes,‟ approved the
thirteenth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and
fifteen,” which reads as follows:-
“It shall and may be lawful for any company incorporated under the laws of       Section act of May
any other State for the mining and manufacturing of any clay into brick, tile,   13. 1995 (P. L.
                                                                                 295), as amended
and various other articles and products produced from clay, or from clay and     by act of May 17.
other substances mixed therewith; or for the manufacture and sale of             1917 (P. L. 237),
explosives; or for the manufacture of fire-brick and refractories, and the       cited for
mining and quarrying of the raw material therefor; or for the manufacture,       amendment.
storage, distribution, or sale of cheese or butter or other dairy or creamery
products; or for the manufacture, buying, selling, dealing in, and using of
collapsible tubes and metal specialties; or for the building of boats, ships,
and the machinery and tackle appertaining thereto, to erect and maintain
buildings and manufacturing establishments within this Commonwealth,
and to have and hold real estate to an amount necessary and proper for
corporate purposes: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be-
deemed to prevent or relieve real estate, taken and held by such company
under the provisions of this statute, from being taxed in like manner with
other real estate within this Commonwealth: And provided further, That no
foreign corporation shall be entitled to employ any greater amount of capital
in any such business in this State than the same kind of corporations
organized under the laws of this State are entitled to employ: And provided
further, That every such foreign corporation, doing business as aforesaid in
this Commonwealth, shall be liable to taxation to an amount not exceeding
that imposed on corporations
                     organized for similar purposes under the laws of this State; and every such
                     foreign corporation taking the benefit of this act shall make the same returns
                     to the Auditor General that are now required by law of the corporations of
                     this State,” be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:-
Corporations of        It shall and may be lawful for any company incorporated under the laws of
the United States    any other State of the United States, the District of Columbia, or of the
and District of
Columbia.
                     United States, for the mining and manufacturing of any clay into brick, tile,
                     and various other articles and products produced from clay, or from clay and
                     other substances mixed therewith; or for the manufacture and sale of
                     explosives; or for the manufacture of fire-brick and refractories, and the
                     mining and quarrying of the raw material therefor; or for the manufacture,
                     storage, distribution, or sale of cheese or butter or other dairy or creamery
                     products; or for the manufacture, buying, selling, dealing in, and using of
                     collapsible tubes and metal specialties; or for the building of boats, ships,
                     and the machinery and tackle appertaining thereto, to erect and maintain
                     buildings and manufacturing establishments within this Commonwealth, and
                     to have and hold real estate to an amount necessary and proper for corporate
Proviso.             purposes: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be deemed to
                     prevent or relieve real estate, taken and held by such company under the
Taxation.            provisions of this statute, from being taxed in like manner with other real
Proviso.             estate within this Commonwealth: And provided further, That no foreign
Capital.
                     corporation shall be entitled to employ any greater amount of capital in any
Proviso.             such business in this State than the same kind of corporations organized
                     under the laws of this State are entitled to employ: And provided further,
                     That every such foreign corporation, doing business as aforesaid in this
                     Commonwealth, shall be liable to taxation to an amount not exceeding that
Taxation.
                     imposed on corporations organized for similar purposes under the laws of
Returns to Auditor   this State; and every such foreign corporation taking the benefit of this act
General.             shall make the same returns to the Auditor General that are now required by
                     law of the corporations of this State.
                       APPROVED-The 4th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                WM. C. SPROUL.


                                                        No. 30.

                                                      AN ACT
                       In relation to the appointment and salaries of certain clerks appointed by
                     the several clerks of courts of oyer and terminer and general jail delivery,
                     and quarter sessions of the peace, in counties of this Commonwealth having
                     a population of over eight hundred thousand and less than one million five
Counties havinga     hundred thousand inhabitants as computed by the last United States census.
population of          Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in all cases where the clerk of courts of
more than 800,000
and less than
                     oyer and terminer and general jail delivery, and quarter sessions of the
1,500,000.           peace, of any county containing a population of over eight hundred thousand
Courts.              and less than one million five hundred thousand inhabitants, shall appoint
persons to act as minute clerks of the courts of oyer and terminer and            Minute clerks.
general jail delivery, and quarter sessions of the peace,-he may do so only
with the approval of the court or courts for which the clerks are appointed;      Appointment.
and said clerks shall receive such salaries as may be fixed by the court in
which they shall act as clerks, to be paid out of the county treasury, and such   Salaries.
clerks shall give bond with surety, to be approved by the clerk of courts, and    Bond.
in such sum as the courts may direct.
Section 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.   Repeal.
APPROVED-The 4th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                             WM. C. SPROUL.


                                   No. 31.

                                 AN ACT
        To amend section one of the act, approved the eighth day of May,
one thousand eight hundred eighty-nine (Pamphlet Laws, one hundred and
thirty-two), entitled “An act authorizing county commissioners to employ
detectives, offer and pay rewards for the detection, arrest and conviction of
felons,” to include persons charged with a misdemeanor.
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of the act, approved the          Country
eighth day of May, one thousand eight hundred eighty-nine (Pamphlet               Commissioners.
Laws, one hundred and thirty-two), entitled “An act authorizing county
commissioners to employ detectives, offer and pay rewards for the
detection, arrest and conviction of felons,” which reads as follows:-
        “Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the county commissioners of the      Section 1, act of
several counties of this Commonwealth may, when they deem the same                May 8, 1889 (P.L.
expedient, employ detectives and offer such reward, in addition that              132), cited for
authorized by law, as in their judgment the nature of the case requires, for      amendment.
the detection or apprehension of any person charged with, or perpetrating
any felony, or aiding or abetting the same; and upon the conviction of such
person, the county commissioners may pay such reward out of the county
treasury, but in no case shall the owner of a stolen horse or horses be
entitled to any of the said reward: Provided, That the provisions of this act
shall not apply to counties in which like or similar power is now vested in
city or county officials,” is hereby amended to read as follows:-
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the county com- missioners of the     Employment of
several counties of this Commonwealth may, when they deem the same                detectives and
expedient, employ detectives and offer such reward, in addition that              offering of rewards.
authorized by law, as in their judgment the nature of the case requires, for
the detection or apprehension of any person charged with, or perpetrating,
any felony or misdemeanor, or aiding or abetting the same, and upon the           Misdemeanants.
conviction of such person, the county commissioners may pay such reward
out of the county treasury, but in no case shall the owner of a stolen horse or
horses be entitled to any of the said reward: Provided, That the provisions       Proviso.
Proviso.               of this act shall not apply to counties in which a like or similar power now
                       vested in city or county officials: And further provided, That before the
                       county commissioners can exercise the authority given by this act, in cases
Approval of            misdemeanor, the county commissioners must have the approval of the
president judge.
                       president judge of the court of common pleas of the county.
                         APPROVED-The 4th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                    WM. C. SPROUL.

                                                         No. 32.

                                                        AN ACT
                       To amend section two hundred thirty-five of an act, approved the fourteenth
                       day of July, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred seventeen (Pamphlet
                       Laws, eight hundred forty), entitled “An act concerning townships; and
                       revising, amending and consolidating the law relating thereto,” by
Township               increasing the compensation of supervisors.
supervisors.           Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section two hundred thirty-five of an act,
                       approved the fourteenth day of July, Anno Domini one thousand nine
                       hundred seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, eight hundred forty), entitled “An act
                       concerning townships; and revising, amending, and consolidating the law
Section 235, act of    relating thereto,” which reads as follows:-
July 14, 1917 (P. L.     “Section 235. Supervisors who do not act as superintendent or roadmasters
840), cited for        shall receive from the township road funds, as compensation, not less than
amendment.             one dollar nor more than four dollars for each monthly meeting which they
                       attend. The amount of the compensation shall be determined by the
                       township auditors. The township auditors shall also allow to the supervisors
                       compensation for making a semiannual inspection of the road and bridges.
                       The compensation of supervisors, when overseeing or working on roads,
                       shall be fixed by the township auditors, and shall be not less than one dollar
                       and fifty cents, nor more than three dollars per day,” be, and the same is
                       hereby, amended so as to read as follows:-
Compensation.            Section 235. Supervisors who do not act as superintendents or roadmasters
                       shall receive from the township road funds, as compensation, not less than
                       two dollars and fifty cents nor more than four dollars for each monthly
                       meeting which they attend. The amount of the compensation shall be
                       determined by the township auditors. The township auditors shall also allow
                       to the supervisors compensation for making a semiannual inspection of the
                       roads and bridges. The compensation of supervisors, when overseeing or
                       working on roads, shall be fixed by the township auditors and shall be not
                       less than two dollars and fifty cents, nor more than four dollars, per day.
                         APPROVED-The 4th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                  WM. C. SPROUL.
                     LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA,

                                    No. 33

                                  AN ACT
Making the Secretary of Internal Affairs the custodian of all deeds,
contracts, maps, surveys, policies of title insurance, abstracts of titles, and
other documents or instruments relating to the titles to real estate owned or
hereafter to be acquired by the Commonwealth.
         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the Secretary of Internal Affairs is   Secretary of internal
                                                                                    Affairs.
hereby made the custodian of all deeds, contracts, maps, surveys, policies of       Custodian.
title insurance, abstracts of title, and other documents or instruments relating    Documents relating
to the titles to real estate owned or hereafter to be acquired by the               to real estate of
Commonwealth.                                                                       commonwealth .
         Section 2. It is hereby made the duty of every person, corporation,
                                                                                    Delivery to
quasi-corporation, and public officer, having in his possession or hereafter        Secretary.
coming into the possession of any such evidences of title, to deliver the
same to the Secretary of Internal Affairs as soon as it may be done without
inconvenience or prejudice to the interests of the Commonwealth,-the                Receipt.
Secretary of Internal Affairs giving his receipt for the same.
         Section 3. The Secretary of Internal Affairs shall, upon receiving
such evidences of title, provide a suitable place for their proper care and         Deposit in vault.
custody in the vault of the Land Office in his department, and shall so
arrange them, by filing, recording, and indexing, as to facilitate searches,        Recording and
examinations, and inspections; and he shall furnish certified copies of any         dexing.
                                                                                    Certified copies.
such records to the heads or chiefs of departments of the State Government,
upon request, for use in the furtherance of the business of the
Commonwealth; and for the purpose of filing, indexing, and recording such           Clerical assistance.
documents, to use any clerks in the department available therefor, and to
employ any additional clerks or help as he may find necessary, and fix their
compensation.
         Section 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby
repealed.                                                                           Repeal.
         APPROVED-The 4th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                             WM. C. SPROUL.


                                  No. 34.
                                  AN ACT
        Establishing a Bureau of Municipalities in the Department of
Internal Affairs; and repealing the act, approved June first, one thousand
nine hundred and fifteen, entitled “An act creating a Division of Municipal
Statistics and Information of the Department of Labor and Industry, and
fixing the compensation of officers and employes therein,” as amended.
Secretary of internal
Affairs.                  Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the Secretary of Internal Affairs shall
                        establish in the said Department of Internal Affairs a Bureau of
Bureau of               Municipalities. The said Bureau shall gather, classify, index, make
municipalities.         available, and disseminate data, statistical information, and advice that may
Duties.
                        be helpful in improving the methods of administration and municipal
                        development in the several municipalities of the Commonwealth; and shall
Publicity service.      maintain, for the benefit of the municipalities, a publicity service to install
                        or assist in the installation and establishment of modern systems of
                        accounting in the various municipalities of the State, and in order to
                        promote a comprehensive plan or series of plans for the probable future
                        requirements of cities, boroughs, or townships of the Commonwealth, either
                        separately or jointly, in respect to a system of traffic thoroughfares and other
                        highways or main highways, transportation of every sort, suitably co-
                        ordinated sites for public buildings, parks, parkways, playgrounds, and other
                        public uses, the preservation of natural and historic features, and any and all
                        public improvements tending to the advantage of municipalities or
                        townships affected, tending to their advantage as a place of business and
                        residence, and to either make or secure or assist in making or securing the
                        necessary surveys, plans, and information.
                          Section 2. The Secretary of Internal Affairs is hereby authorized to employ
Employes.
                        a Chief of Bureau of Municipalities, who in his judgment shall be qualified
                        to perform the duties herein described. He is also authorized to employ such
                        engineering, accounting, clerical, stenographic, and other expert service,
                        relating to the gathering of information, its distribution and publication and
                        other duties incident to the purpose of the bureau or transfer to such duties
                        in this bureau as he may find advisable the work and services of other
Salaries                bureaus or of others employed in the department. The salaries of the
                        employes appointed under the provisions of this act shall be fixed by the
                        Secretary of Internal Affairs, and shall be paid from the funds appropriated
                        to the said Department of Internal Affairs.
Duty of                   Section 3. It is hereby made the duty of every city, borough, township, or
municipalities.         county official, to furnish such information as may be requested by the
                        Chief of the Bureau of Municipalities or his duly authorized deputy.
Act of June 1 1915        Section 4. The act, approved the first day of June, one thousand nine
(P. L. 689), as
                        hundred and fifteen (Pamphlet Laws, six hundred and eighty-nine), entitled
amended by act of
July 19, 1917 (P. L.    “An act creating a division of Municipal Statistics and Information in the
1111), repealed.        Department of Labor and Industry, and fixing the compensation of officers
                        and employes therein,” as amended by the act of July nineteenth, nineteen
                        hundred and seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, one thousand one hundred and
                        eleven), is hereby repealed.
When effective.           Section 5. This act shall become effective on the sixth day of May, Anno
                        Domini nineteen hundred and nineteen.
                          APPROVED-The 4th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                      WM. C. SPROUL.
                                 No. 35.

                                AN ACT
        To appoint the Philadelphia National Bank, of Philadelphia, loan and
transfer agent of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; succeeding the
Farmers and Mechanics National Bank, in liquidation.
        Whereas, By resolution of the Legislature, approved April fourteen,
                                                                              Preamble.
one thousand eight hundred thirty-five, the Auditor General removed to the
Bank of Pennsylvania all books pertaining to loans of this Commonwealth,
with authority to said bank to keep a record of all transfers of loans; and
        Whereas, Because of the insolvency of the Bank of Pennsylvania,
said books were transferred to the Farmers and Mechanics Bank of
Philadelphia, later the Farmers and Mechanics National Bank of
Philadelphia, under authority of the act of the Legislature, approved April
twenty-one, one thousand eight hundred fifty-eight, pursuant to which the
Farmers and Mechanics National Bank has acted as loan and transfer agent
of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and in this capacity has issued and
registered the loans of this Commonwealth, and now has in its custody the
records of the issue and transfers of said loans; and
        Whereas, On the thirty-first day of August, one thousand nine
hundred and eighteen, the business of the Farmers and Mechanics National
Bank was absorbed by the Philadelphia National Bank, and the affairs of the
Farmers and Mechanics National Bank are now in a state of voluntary
liquidation because of which said bank desires to discontinue being the loan
and transfer agent of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and to be relieved
of the custody of the books and records now in its possession; and
        Whereas, The Philadelphia National Bank, having absorbed the
business of the Farmers and Mechanics National Bank, desires to become
the loan and transfer agent of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and to
receive the custody of the books and records pertaining to the loans of this
Commonwealth:
        Now, therefore be it enacted, &c., That the Auditor General be, and
he hereby is, authorized and required to cause to be removed to the
Philadelphia National Bank all the books and records now in the possession Philadelphia National
of the Farmers and Mechanics National Bank of Philadelphia by virtue of a Bank transfer agent of
                                                                             commonwealth.
resolution, passed on the fourteenth day of April, Anno Domini one
thousand eight hundred thirty-five, or an act, approved on the twenty-first
day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred fifty-eight; and that
the Philadelphia National Bank be, and hereby is, appointed the loan and
transfer agent of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and, as such agent, is
authorized and empowered to perform all the acts and duties, as directed by
said resolution and act to be done by the said Farmers and Mechanics
National Bank of Philadelphia, relative to the several loans of this
                                          LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA,
                      including the issue of said loans and transfers thereof, and be subject to the
Discontinuance of     same liabilities and restrictions: Provided, That the State may at any time
agency                discontinue the agency of said bank and its custody of the transfer books of
                      the public loans, and, in such an event, the compensation herein provided
                      for shall cease and determine.
                        The Treasurer of this Commonwealth is authorized hereby to pay annually
Compensation.         to the Philadelphia National Bank the sum of five hundred (500) dollars for
                      the custody and safe keeping of the books and records pertaining to loans.

                       APPROVED--The 4th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                  WM. C. SPROUL.


                                                         No. 36.

                                                        AN ACT
                      To further amend an act, approved the twenty-sixth day of May, one
                      thousand eight hundred and ninety-one (Pamphlet Laws, one hundred and
                      twenty-three), entitled “An act to facilitate the labors of the justices of the
                      Supreme Court by providing suitable clerical assistance,” as amended,
                      authorizing the payment of expenses of judges, and the employment of
                      briefers, investigators, stenographers, typewriters, and clerks, and increasing
                      the amount now allowed therefor.
Supreme Court.          Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of an act, approved the
                      twenty-sixth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one
                      .(Pamphlet Laws, one hundred and twenty-three), entitled “An act to
                      facilitate the labors of the justices of the Supreme Court by providing
                      suitable clerical assistance,” as amended by an act, approved the first day of
                      June, one thousand nine hundred and one (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred
                      and fifty-six), entitled “An act to amend an act, entitled „An act to facilitate
                      the labors of the justices of the Supreme Court by providing suitable clerical
                      assistance,‟ approved May twenty-sixth, one thousand eight hundred and
                      ninety-one, and providing for further facilitating the labors of the justices of
                      the said court by providing stenographers, typewriters, and clerical
                      assistance for the members thereof,” which reads as follows:-
                        “Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That to facilitate the labors of the justices
                      of the Supreme Court, each of said justices is hereby authorized to employ
Section 1 act of
May 26, 1891 (P. L.
                      stenographers, typewriters, and such clerk or clerks, as in his judgment may
123), as amended      be necessary to facilitate his labors and for the payment of the services of
by act of June 1,     such person or persons employed by him, each of the members of the said
1901 (P. L. 356),     court is to be allowed the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars annually, or so
cited amendment.      much thereof as may be necessary, to be paid to him in quarterly payments
                      by the State Treasurer on his warrants upon said officer for the same,” is
                      hereby further amended to read as follows:
                            SESSION OF 1919
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That to facilitate the labors of the judges of the
Supreme Court and to reimburse them for expenses incurred in the                    Reimbursement of
discharge of their duties or attendant upon the execution of the duties of the      expenses.
office, each of the said judges is authorized to pay such expenses and to
employ such briefers investigators, stenographers, typewriters, and clerks,,        Clerical assistance.
as in his judgment may be necessary, but in no case shall such expense,
together with the compensation of such briefers, investigators,
stenographers, typewriters, and clerks, exceed in any one year the sum of
four thousand dollars ($4,000) for any one judge. The expenses and
                                                                                    Amount allowed.
compensation herein provided for shall be paid by the judge incurring the
same, and shall be repaid to him monthly by the State Treasurer, upon
warrant of the Auditor General, after the filing by any judge of a certificate
of the amount paid by him during the preceding month.
APPROVED-The 4th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                             WM. C. SPROUL.



                                   No. 37.

                                  AN ACT
        Providing for the recording of deeds and patents granted by the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in the office for recording deeds in the
county where the lands lie, without acknowledgment; and that such records,
or certified copies thereof, shall be evidence in all cases where the original
deeds or patents would be evidence; validating the records of all such deeds
and patents heretofore so recorded, and making such records or certified
copies thereof legal evidence.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That all deeds and patents granted by        Real estate.
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may be recorded in the office for                  Deeds and patents
                                                                                    Commonwealth.
recording deeds in the county where the lands lie, without acknowledgment;
and the records thereof, or duly certified copies thereof, shall be evidence in     Recordation.
all cases where the original deeds or patents would be evidence; and where          Records admissible in
any of the deeds or patents aforesaid have been heretofore recorded in the          evidence.
office for recording deeds in the county where the lands lie, the records
thereof are hereby made valid, and said records, or duly certified copies           Validation
thereof, shall be as good evidence as if the same had been recorded under
the provisions of this act.
        APPROVED-The 4th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                            WM. C. SPROUL.
                                            LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA,

                                                          No. 38.

                                                         AN ACT
                          To authorize and empower any motor power company of this
                        Commonwealth which shall own at least two-thirds of the capital stock of a
                        turnpike company of this Commonwealth whose turnpike has been
                        purchased by the Commonwealth and which has acquired the road, property,
                        franchises, powers, privileges, and immunities of a passenger railroad
                        company, which are operated under a lease by the turnpike company to the
                        motor power company, to acquire the road, property, franchises, powers,
                        privileges, and immunities of the turnpike company.
                          Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That it shall be lawful for any motor power
Motor power
companies.              company, now or hereafter organized under any act of Assembly of this
                        Commonwealth, owning at least two-thirds of the whole capital stock of a
Owning stock in         turnpike company whose turnpike has been purchased by the
turnpike companies.     Commonwealth and which turnpike company has acquired and owns the
                        road, property, franchises, powers, privileges, and immunities of a passenger
Right to acquire and    railroad company and has leased the same to the motor power company, to
use property etc., of   acquire by purchase, and to thereafter be possessed of, own, hold, exercise,
passenger railroad      and enjoy all the road, property, franchise, powers, privileges, and
companies               immunities, then possessed, owned, held, or exercised, by said turnpike
                        company.
Manner of                 Section 2. Such acquistion shall be affected in the manner and upon the
acquisition.            conditions hereinafter stated; to wit,
                          First. The companies shall, pursuant to resolution duly adopted by the
                        directors of each, make and execute, under their respective corporate seals,
Agreement for           duly at-tested, an agreement providing for such acquisition and sale,
acquisition.
                        specifying all essential details, terms, stipulations, and conditions thereof,
                        and particularly showing the number of outstanding shares of capital stock
                        of the vendor company, the amount fixed as the price or value per share
                        thereof, and the mode by which the respective holders shall receive payment
                        for the same: Provided, No consideration or payment shall be received by
Proviso.
                        the motor power company for stock of the turnpike company owned by it
                        other than the acquisition by it of the road, property, franchises, powers,
                        privileges, and immunities of the turnpike company.
                          Second. Said agreement, after due notice is given all directors of such
Submission to           company or companies, shall be submitted for approval or disapproval to the
stockholders.
                        stockholders of each company at separate meetings, either annual or special,
                        duly convened, and if said agreement shall be approved by a majority of the
                        stockholders of the acquiring company present at such meeting and nine-
                        tenths of the outstanding stock of the vendor company, then that fact shall
                        be certified by the secretary of each company under its corporate seal, and a
                        copy of the agreement with said certificates attached shall be filed in
the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, and immediately upon the          Filling with secretary
filing there-of, all the road, property, franchises, powers, privileges,           of commonwealth.
immunities, rights, and credits, owned, possessed, held, used, or otherwise
                                                                                   Effect of.
exercised by the vendor company, shall (subject however to full payment, in
the manner prescribed by said agreement, of the stipulated price or value of
the whole capital stock of said vendor company other than the capital stock
owned by the acquiring company) become and be vested in the acquiring
company, subject to all the debts, liabilities, and duties of said vendor
company, and shall thereafter be possessed, held, used, exercised, and
enjoyed by said acquiring company as fully, completely, and absolutely, in
all respects as the same had been theretofore owned, held, exercised, and
enjoyed, by said vendor company, and said acquiring company may also,
with respect to the property so acquired, have, exercise, and enjoy all the
rights, powers, privileges, and franchises, which it has and may exercise
respecting its other property. Upon the filing in the office of the Secretary of
the Commonwealth of said copy of agreement and attached certificates as            Extinguishment of
herein required, the capital stock of said vendor company shall be wholly          capital stock of
                                                                                   vendor company.
extinguished by pay-meant, in the mode prescribed in said agreement, of the
stipulated price or value thereof to the holders of the capital stock thereof
other than the acquiring company, and all certificates representative thereof
shall be delivered to the acquiring company for immediate cancellation, and
all the road, property, franchises, powers, privileges, and immunities of
every kind, acquired under said agreement, shall thereafter be represented
by the capital stock of the acquiring company, and thereupon the corporate
existence‟ of the said vendor company shall terminate.
Section 3. That the copy of said agreement, with said certificates attached,       Evidence.
filed in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, shall be evidence
of the lawful holding of the meetings of stockholders of each company and
of the due approval of the said agreement, as required by this act, as well as
the precedent action of the directors of each approving thereof. If any
stockholder or stockholders of the turnpike company whose road, property,          Right of dissatisfied
franchises, powers, privileges, immunities, rights, and credits are acquired       stockholders
under said agreement, shall be dissatisfied with said acquisition and the
terms and conditions thereof contained in said agreement, then it shall and
may be lawful for any such stockholder or stockholders, within thirty days
after the filing of said agreement in the office of the Secretary of the
Commonwealth, to apply by petition to the court of common pleas of the
county in which the chief office of the said last mentioned company may be
situated to appoint three disinterested persons to estimate and appraise the
damage, if any, which such stockholder or stockholders shall suffer sustain
by reason of the purchase and acquisition provided for by said agreement;
and whose award or that of a majority of them, when confirmed by the said
court, shall be final and conclusive; and the persons appointed shall also
appraise the share or shares said stockholders in the said company without
regard to any depreciation resulting from said purchase and acquisition, and
                      upon payment of the value of the stock as aforesaid, the same shall be
                      transferred to said acquiring company for surrender and cancellation.
                          Section 4. That all acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby
     Repeal.          repealed.
                          APPROVED-The fourth day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                             WM. C. SPROUL.



                                                        No. 39.

                                                       AN ACT
                              Fixing the salary of the crier of the courts of common pleas, the
                      several counties of this Commonwealth having more than one million and
Counties Having a     less than one million five hundred thousand inhabitants.
population of more            Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in all counties of this
than 1,000,000 and    Commonwealth having more than one million and less than one million five
less than             hundred thousand inhabitants, the salary of the crier of the courts of
1,500,000.
Court criers.
                      common pleas shall be fixed by the judges of said courts, and be paid out of
                      the treasury of said counties. The maximum salary to be paid to any such
Salaries.             crier shall not exceed the sum of two thousand two hundred dollars per
                      annum.
                      Section 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith be, and the same are
Repeal.
                      hereby, repealed.

                      APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                 WM. C. SPROUL.


                                                         No. 40.

                                                       AN ACT
                      To repeal the act, approved the fifth day of July, one thousand nine hundred
                      seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, six hundred sixty-six), entitled “An act relating
Act of July 5, 1917   to tax assessment returns in certain counties.”
(P. L. 666),
                              Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the act, approved the fifth day of
repealed.
                      July, one thousand nine hundred seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, six hundred
                      sixty six), entitled “An act relating to tax assessment returns in certain
                      counties,” be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

                      APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                 WM. C. SPROUL.
                            SESSION OF 1919.

                                    No. 41.

                                   AN ACT
        Authorizing the registers of wills and ex officio clerks of the orphans‟
courts, with the consent of the judges of the separate orphans‟ court, in
counties having a population of over eight hundred thousand and less than
one million five hundred thousand inhabitants, to fix and determine the
salaries of assistant clerks in said court.
                                                                                      Counties having a
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in all counties of this                   population of over
Commonwealth having a population of over eight hundred thousand and less              800,000 and less then
than one million five hundred thousand inhabitants as computed by the last            1,500,000.
preceding United States census, wherein a separate orphans‟ court is or may
be established, the register of wills and ex officio clerk of the orphans‟ court,     Orphans‟ Court.
                                                                                      Determination of
with the consent and approval of the judges of the said court, is hereby              salaries of assistant
authorized to, and shall, fix the salaries of the assistant clerks of said court.     clerks.
        Section 2. All salaries, as so fixed by the register of wills and ex
officio clerk of the orphans‟ court with the consent and approval of the judges
of said orphans‟ court, shall be paid out of the fees of said office as paid into
the treasury of the county, upon bills attested by the register of wills and          Payment out of fees.
countersigned by a judge of said court, but in the event that the fees received
in said office of register of wills be not sufficient to fully pay the register and
his assistants, then payment shall be made in full to the said register of wills,
but to his assistants in manner as follows: namely, where there are more than         Insufficiency of fees.
one assistant, then the balance of fees remaining to the credit of said office of     Propotiional
register of wills shall be divided among each of said assistants in proportion        payment.
as his salary shall stand to the whole.
        Section 3. All acts or parts of acts, general, special, or local,
inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.                                            Repeal.
APPROVED--The [8th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                WM. C. SPROUL.


                                    No. 42.

                                   AN ACT
       To authorize and empower any motor power company of this
Commonwealth which shall own the entire capital stock of any street railway
company of this Commonwealth, to acquire the corporate powers, franchises,
property rights, and credits of any such street railway company.
       Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That it shall be lawful for any motor           Motor power
power company now or hereafter organized under any act of Assembly of                 companies
this Commonwealth, owning the entire capital stock of any street railway
company now or hereafter organized under any act of Assembly of this
Acquisition et of        Commonwealth, to acquire, and to thereafter be possessed of, own, hold,
franchise, etc., of      exercise, and enjoy all the corporate powers, franchises, property rights, and
street railway           credits, then possessed, owned, held, or exercised, by such street railway
companies.
                         company.
Manner and                       Section 2. Such acquisition shall be effected in the manner and upon
conditions of            the conditions hereinafter stated; to wit,
acquisition.                     First The companies shall, pursuant to resolution duly adopted by the
                         directors of each, make and execute, under their respective corporate seals,
Agreement.
                         duly attested, an agreement providing for such acquisition upon the surrender
                         and cancellation of all the capital stock of the vendor company.
                                 Second. Said agreement, after due notice is given all directors of such
                         company or companies, shall be submitted, for approval or disapproval, to
Approval by corporate    the stockholders of each company at separate meetings, either annual or
meetings.
                         special, duly convened, and if said agreement shall „be approved by a
                         majority of the stockholders of the motor power company, and by the holder
                         of all the outstanding stock of the street railway company, present at such
                         separate meeting, then that fact shall be certified by the secretary of each
                         company under its corporate seal, and a copy of the agreement, with said
Filing with Secretary
                         certificates attached, shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of the
of Commonwealth.         Commonwealth; and, immediately upon the filing thereof, all the corporate
                         rights, franchises, and privileges, and all the corporate property, real,
                         personal and mixed, rights, and credits, owned, possessed, held, used, or
                         otherwise exercised, by the vendor company, shall become and be vested in
Effect of acquisition.
                         the acquiring company, subject to all the debts, liabilities, and duties, of said
                         vendor company, and shall thereafter be possessed, held, used, exercised,
                         and. enjoyed, by said acquiring company, as fully, completely, and
                         absolutely, in all respects, as the same had been theretofore owned, held,
                         exercised, and enjoyed, by said vendor company, and said acquiring
                         company may also, with respect to the property so acquired, have, exercise,
                         and enjoy all the rights, powers, privileges, and franchises which it has and
                         may exercise respecting its other property. Upon the filing in the office of the
                         Secretary of the Commonwealth of said copy of agreement and attached
                         certificates as herein required, and upon the surrender of certificates of stock
                         of the vendor company to the acquiring company for cancellation, and upon
Extinguishment of        cancellation thereof, the capital stock said vendor company shall be wholly
vendor company.          extinguished. and thereupon the corporate existence of the said vendor
                         company shall terminate.
                                 Section 3. That the copy of said agreement with said certificates
Evidence.
                         attached, filed in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, shall be
                         evidence the lawful holding of the meetings of stockholders each company,
                         and of the due approval of the said agreement as required by this act, as well
                         as the precedent action of the directors of each approving thereof.
                                 Section 4. That all acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are
Repeal.
                         hereby repealed.
                                 APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                      WM. C. SPROUL.
                           SESSION OF 1919.

                                   No. 43.

                                 AN ACT
        Permitting building and loan associations to invest their uninvested
funds in bonds of the United States issued for war purposes, and validating
investments heretofore made by such associations in bonds of the United
States Government issued for war purposes.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, „&c., That building and loan associations
                                                                                  Building and loan
incorporated under the laws of this Commonwealth are empowered to invest          associations.
all or any part of their uninvested funds in bonds of the United States
Government issued for war purposes, without obtaining the consent or the          Investment of funds in
approval of the stockholders, and that all investments heretofore made funds      u. s. war bunds.
of such associations in bonds of the United States Government issued for
                                                                                  Validation.
war purposes are hereby validated.
APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                          WM. C. SPROUL.


                                   No. 44.

                                 AN ACT
        To amend article four of the act, approved the eighteenth day of
May, one thousand nine hundred and eleven (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred
and nine), entitled “An act to establish a public school system in the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, together with the provisions by which it
shall be administered, and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof;
providing revenue to establish and maintain the same, and the method of
collecting such revenue; and repealing all laws, general, special, or local, or
any parts thereof, that are or may be inconsistent therewith,” by adding a
section providing for the appointment and the payment of the expenses of
delegates to State conventions or associations of school directors.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That article four of the act, approved     School districts.
the eighteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and eleven, entitled
“An act to establish a public school system in the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, together with the provisions by which it shall be
administered, and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof; providing      Delegates to State
revenue to establish and maintain the same, and the method of collecting          conventions or
such revenue; and repealing all laws, general, special, or local, or any parts    associations of
thereof, that are or may be inconsistent therewith,” be, and the same is          directors.
hereby, amended by adding to said article the following section:-
        Section 410. The board of school directors of each district may           Appointment.
appoint from among their number one delegate to any State convention or
association of school directors held within the Commonwealth.
                     It shall be the duty of such delegates to attend the meetings of the
                     convention or association, and each delegate so attending shall be
                     reimbursed for all necessary traveling and hotel expenses actually incurred.
Expenses.
                     Such expenses shall be paid by the treasurer of the school district, in the
                     usual manner, out of the school funds of the district, upon the presentation
                     of an itemized verified statement of such expenses.

                      APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                WM. C. SPROUL.



                                                        No. 45.

                                                      AN ACT
                     To amend section two thousand one hundred and eight of an approved the
                     eighteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and eleven (Pamphlet
                     Laws, three hundred and nine), entitled “An act to establish a school system
                     in the Commonwealth Pennsylvania, together with the provisions by which
                     it shall administered, and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof;
                     providing revenue to establish and maintain the same, and method of
                     collecting such revenue; and repealing all laws, general, special, or local, or
                     any parts thereof, that are may be inconsistent therewith.”
                        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section thousand one hundred and eight
School districts.    of an act, approved the eighteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred
                     and eleven (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred nine), entitled “An act to
                     establish a school system in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, together
                     with the provisions by which it shall be administered, prescribing penalties
                     for the violation thereof; providing revenue to establish and maintain the
                     same, and the method of collecting such revenue; and repealing all laws,
                     general, special, or local, or any parts thereof, that are or may be
                     inconsistent therewith,” which reads as follows:-
Section 2108, act       “Section 2108. All boards of school directors this Commonwealth are
of May 18. 1911      authorized and required pay, from the district funds, to the teachers
(P. L. o9g), cited   employed in the public schools of their several districts, addition to the
for amendment.
                     compensation provided for in their contracts, three dollars per day for each
                     day‟s actual attendance upon the sessions of the annual teachers‟ institute,”
                     is hereby amended to read as follows:-
                        Section 2108. All boards of school directors this Commonwealth are
Teachers‟            authorized and required pay, from the district funds, to the teachers
institutes.
                     employed in the public schools of the several districts, in addition to the
Compensation for     compensation provided for in their contracts, four dollars per day for each
attending.           day‟s actual attendance upon the sessions of the annual teachers‟ institute.
                     APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                   W M. C. SPROUL.
                    LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA,

                                 No. 46.
                                 AN ACT
         To amend section one thousand four hundred and fourteen of an act,
approved the eighteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and eleven
(Pamphlet Laws, three hundred and nine), entitled “An act to establish a
public school system in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, together with
the provisions by which it shall be administered, and prescribing penalties
for the violation thereof; providing revenue to establish and maintain the
same, and the method of collecting such revenue; and repealing all laws,
general, special, or local, or any parts thereof, that are or may be
inconsistent therewith.”
         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one thousand four           Schools.
hundred and fourteen of an act, approved the eighteenth day of May, one
thousand nine hundred and eleven, entitled “An act to establish a public
school system in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, together with the             Use of English
provisions by which it shall be administered, and prescribing penalties for      language.
the violation thereof; providing revenue to establish and maintain the same,
and the method of collecting such revenue; and repealing all laws, general,
special, or local, or any parts thereof, that are or may be inconsistent
therewith,” which reads as follows:-
         “Section 1414. Every child having a legal residence in this             Section 1414, act of
Commonwealth, as herein provided, between the ages of eight and sixteen          May 18, 1911 (P. L.
years, is required to attend a day school in which the common English            309), cited for
                                                                                 amendment.
branches provided for in this act are taught; and every parent, guardian, or
other person, in this Commonwealth, having control or charge of any child
or children, between the ages of eight and sixteen years, is required to send
such child or children to a day school in which the common English
branches are taught; and such child or children shall attend such school
continuously through the entire term, during which the public elementary
schools in their respective districts shall be in session: Provided, That the
certificate of any principal or teacher of a private school, or of any
institution for the education of children in which the common English
branches are taught, setting forth that the work of said school is in
compliance with the provisions of this act, shall be sufficient and
satisfactory evidence thereof. Regular daily instruction in the English
language, for the time herein required, by a properly qualified private tutor,
shall be considered as complying with the provisions of this section, if such
instruction is satisfactory to the proper county or district superintendent of
schools: Provided further, That the board of school directors in any district
of the fourth class may, at a meeting held at any time before the opening of
the school term, reduce the period of compulsory attendance to not less than
seventy per centum of the school term as fixed in such district, in which
case, however, the board of school directors must, at the same time, fix the
                     period for the compulsory attendance to begin,” is hereby amended to read
                     follows:-
                       Section 1414. Every child having a legal residence in this Commonwealth,
                     as herein provided, between the ages of eight and sixteen years, is required
                     attend a day school in which the common English branches provided for in
Attendance at        this act are taught in English language; and every parent, guardian, other
schools using
                     person, in this Commonwealth, having control or charge of any child or
English language.
                     children, between the of eight and sixteen years, is required to send child or
                     children to a day school in which the common English branches are taught
                     in the English language; and such child or children shall attend such school
                     continuously through the entire term, during which public elementary
                     schools in their respective districts shall be in session: Provided, That the
Private school.
                     certificate any principal or teacher of a private school, or any institution for
                     the education of children, in which the common English branches are taught
                     in the English language, setting forth that the work of school is in
                     compliance with the provisions of this shall be sufficient and satisfactory
                     evidence thereof. Regular daily instruction in the English language, for the
Tutors.
                     time herein required, by a properly qualified private tutor, shall be
                     considered as complying the provisions of this section, if such instruction
                     satisfactory to the proper county or district superintendent of schools:
                     Provided further, That board of school directors in any district of the fourth
                     class may, at a meeting held at any time before opening of the school term,
                     reduce the period of compulsory attendance to not less than seventy centum
                     of the school term as fixed in such district, in which case, however, the
                     board of school directors must, at the same time, fix the period for the
                     compulsory attendance to begin.
                       APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                 WM. C. SPROUL.


                                                        No. 47.

                                                       AN ACT
                       Validating certain sales of real estate for nonpayment of taxes and
                     validating the title to such real estate in the hands of purchasers, their heirs,
                     grantees and assigns.
                       Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That all sales of real estate for the non-
Real estate.         payment of taxes heretofore held under the provisions of an act of
Sales for taxes.
                     Assembly, approved the fourth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and
Act of. June 4.      one (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred and sixty-four), entitled “An act
1901 (P. L. 364).‟   providing when, how, upon what property, and to what extent, liens shall be
                     allowed for taxes, and for municipal improvements, and for the removal of
                     nuisances; the procedure upon claims filed therefor; the methods for
                     preserving such liens and enforcing payment of such claims; the effect of
                     judicial sales of the properties liened, and the manner of distributing the
                     proceeds of such sales,”
                    LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA,
and the amendments and supplements thereto, where the liens for such taxes
were properly filed, and where the taxes assessed were actually due and
unpaid, and could have been legally collectible by liens filed against such
real estate in accordance with the provisions of said act, but where there was   Validation.
some defect, irregularity or omission in the proceedings relative to the         Tax titles.
enforcement and collection of such liens, or in the sale thereof, are hereby
                                                                                 Validation
validated; and the title to all such real estate in the hands of the purchaser
thereof, their heirs, grantees, and assigns, are hereby declared to be good
and valid to all intents and purposes.                                           To what cases
        The provisions of this act shall not apply to any such sales or titles   applicable.
heretofore or now in question in any legal proceeding.
        APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                            WM. C. SPROUL.


                                  No. 48.

                                 AN ACT
         Fixing the mileage to be allowed common pleas judges in judicial
districts containing more than one county.
         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That common pleas judges in judicial     Common pleas
districts containing more than one county shall receive, in addition to the      judges.
                                                                                 Judicial districts
annual salary, the sum of fifteen cents for every mile necessarily traveled      containing more
„between county seats within their respective districts in performing the        than one county.
duties of their office.                                                          Mileage.
         APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                        WM. C. SPROUL.



                                  No. 49.

                                 AN ACT
        To amend section one hundred of an act, approved the thirty-first
day of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixty (Pamphlet Laws, three
hundred eighty-two), entitled “An act to consolidate, revise, and amend the
penal laws of this Commonwealth.”
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one hundred of an act, Robbery.
approved the thirty-first day of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixty
(Pamphlet Laws, three hundred eighty-two), entitled “An act to consolidate,
revise, and amend the penal laws of this Commonwealth,” which reads as
follows:-
                     LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA,
        “Section 100. If any person, being armed with an offensive weapon           Section 100 act of march
or instrument, shall rob, or assault with intent to rob, another, or shall,         31. 1860 (P. L. 382), cited
together with one or more person or persons, rob, or assault with intent to         for amendment.
rob, or shall rob any person, and at the same time, or immediately before or
immediately after such robbery, beat, strike, or ill-use any person, or do
violence to such person, the person so offending shall be guilty of felony,
and being thereof convicted, shall be sentenced to pay a fine, not exceeding
one thousand dollars, and undergo an imprisonment, by separate or solitary
confinement at labor, not exceeding ten years,” is hereby amended to read as
follows:-
        Section 100. If any person, being armed with an offensive weapon or         Armed with offensive
instrument, shall rob, or assault with intent to rob, another; or shall, together   weapon.
with one or more person or persons, rob, or assault with intent to rob; or          Plurality of persons.
shall rob any person, and at the same time, or immediately before or                Plurality of persons.
                                                                                    Accompanied by battery.
immediately after such robbery, beat, strike, or ill-use any person, or do
violence to such person, the person so offending shall be guilty of felony,         Felony.
and being thereof convicted, shall be sentenced to pay a fine, not exceeding
five thousand dollars, and undergo an imprisonment, by separate or solitary         Penalty.
confinement at labor, for any term of not more than twenty years: Provided,
That the provisions of this act shall not apply to any crimes committed
before the passage hereof, but all such crimes shall be prosecuted as               Crimes previously
heretofore under the provisions of the section to which this is an                  committed.
amendment.
        APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                            WM. C. SPROUL.


                                  No. 50.
                                  AN ACT
       Authorizing the issue and sale of bonds to the amount of fifty
millions of dollars by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; defining the
powers and duties of the Governor, the Auditor General, and the State
Treasurer, in relation thereto; making an appropriation of the proceeds of
such bonds for the purpose of improving and rebuilding the highways of the
Commonwealth; providing for the payment of interest on, and the
redemption of, such bonds by the Sinking Fund Commission; and making
an appropriation to carry out the provisions of this act.

                   POWER TO BORROW MONEY.
         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in accordance with the provisions
of section four, article nine of the Constitution of Pennsylvania, as amended
the fifth day of November, one thousand nine hundred eighteen,
the Governor, on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is hereby
authorized to borrow, from time to time, on the credit of the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania, for the purpose of improving and rebuilding the highways
of the Commonwealth, a sum or sums of money not exceeding in the
aggregate fifty millions of dollars.

   BONDS-ISSUE, MATURITY, INTEREST, ET CETERA.
  Section 2. (a) As evidence of the indebtedness herein authorized, bonds of
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shall be issued from time to time, for
such total amounts, in such form, in such denominations, and subject to such
terms and conditions of issue, redemption and maturity, not to exceed thirty
years, rate of interest not to exceed four and one-half per centum per annum,
and time of payment of interest, as the Governor shall direct.
(b) All bonds issued under the authority of this act shall be signed by the
Governor, under the great seal of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and
shall be countersigned by the State Treasurer and Auditor General.
(c) The principal and interest of such bonds shall be payable in lawful
money of the United States. All Bonds issued under the provisions of this
act shall be exempt from taxation for State and local purposes.
(d) Such bonds may be issued with or without interest coupons attached. In
case interest coupons are attached, they shall contain lithographed facsimile
signatures of the State Treasurer and the Auditor General.
(e) When directed so to do by the Governor, the Auditor General and the
State Treasurer shall proceed to have the necessary bonds prepared and
printed. The bonds, as soon as they are prepared and printed, shall be
forthwith deposited with the State Treasurer, there to remain until sold in
accordance with the provisions of this act.
                          SALE OF BONDS.
  Section 3. Whenever bonds are issued under the direction of the Governor,
they shall be offered for sale at not less than par, and shall be sold by the
Auditor General and State Treasurer to the highest and best bidder or
bidders, after due public advertisement, on such terms and conditions and
upon such open competitive bidding, as the Governor shall direct. The
manner and character of such advertisements and the times of advertising
shall be prescribed by the Governor.
  Any portion of any bond issue so offered and not sold or subscribed for,
may be disposed of otherwise by the Auditor General and the State
Treasurer, in such manner, and at such prices not less than par, as the
Governor shall direct. No commission shall be allowed or paid for the sale
of any bonds issued under the authority of this act.

            DISPOSITION AND USE OF PROCEEDS.
                     APPROPRIATIONS.
  Section 4. The proceeds realized from the sale of bonds under the
provisions of this act shall be paid into the State Treasury,
and shall be set apart and be kept in a separate fund, which shall be known
as “The State Bond Road Fund.”
        All moneys in the State Bond Road Fund from time to time, are
hereby specifically appropriated to the State Highway Department for the
purpose of improving and rebuilding the highways of the Commonwealth.
The Auditor General shall, upon requisition from time to time of the State
Highway Commissioner, draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer for the
amounts specified in such requisitions not exceeding, however, the amount
in such fund at the time of making such requisitions.

                   REGISTRATION OF BONDS.
       Section 5. The Auditor General shall prepare the necessary registry
books, to be kept in his office, for the registration of any bonds at the
request of owners thereof. All bonds which are issued without interest
coupons attached shall be registered in the registry books kept by the
Auditor General.

           DEPOSITS WITH STATE DEPOSITORIES.
        Section 6. The State Treasurer, with the approval of the Governor
and Auditor General, is authorized to deposit any of the moneys in the State
Bond Road Fund, not requisitioned by the State Highway Department, in
any of the qualified State depositories of the Commonwealth. All such
deposits shall be secured in such manner, and shall be made upon such
terms and conditions, as are now provided for by existing law relative to
State deposits.

          INFORMATION TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
         Section 7. It shall be the duty of the Governor, during the biennial
sessions of the General Assembly, to give to the General Assembly full
information in relation to the issuing of bonds under the provisions of this
act, to enable the General Assembly to provide by appropriation the moneys
necessary for the sinking fund of the Commonwealth for the payment of the
interest on said „bonds and the principal thereof at maturity.

    SINKING FUND. INVESTMENTS. REDEMPTION OF
                      BONDS.
        Section 8. All bonds issued under the authority of this act, shall be
redeemed at maturity, and all interest due from time to time on such bonds
shall be paid by the Sinking Fund Commission of the Commonwealth. For
the specific purpose of redeeming said bonds at maturity and paying all
interest thereon, and in accordance with the information received from the
Governor as provided in section seven of this act, the General Assembly
shall appropriate biennially the moneys necessary for the payment of the
interest on said bonds and the principal thereof at maturity. All moneys so
appropriated shall be paid into the sinking fund by the State Treasurer, and
                    all of such moneys not necessary to pay accruing interest, shall be invested
                    by the Sinking Fund Commission in such securities as are provided by law
                    for the investment of the sinking funds of the Commonwealth.
                    The investments and such moneys and the accumulations thereon in the
                    sinking fund shall be devoted to, and used exclusively for, the payment of
                    the interest accruing on such bonds and their redemption at maturity:
                    Provided, however, That the Sinking Fund Commission is authorized at any
                    time to use any of such funds for the purchase and retirement of all or any
                    part of the bonds issued under the authority of this act. In the event that all
                    or any part of said bonds shall be purchased by the Sinking Fund
                    Commission, they shall be cancelled, and returned into the State Treasury as
                    cancelled and paid bonds, and thereafter all payments of interest thereon
                    shall cease.
                                    REPORT OF STATE TREASURER.
                    Section 9. The State Treasurer shall, in his report, furnish to the General
                    Assembly a detailed statement of the total amount of bonds, and the total
                    amount of the proceeds thereof used by the State Highway Department to
                    carry out the provisions of this act.
                                               APPROPRIATION.
                    Section 10. In order to defray all the necessary expenses connected with the
                    issues of bonds authorized „by the provisions of this act, the sum of fifty
                    thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby
                    specifically appropriated. Payments from said appropriations shall be made
                    on order of the Governor, by warrant of the Auditor General on the State
                    Treasurer.
                    APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                WM. C. SPROUL.


                                                     No. 51.
                                                     AN ACT
                      To amend section three of an act, approved the twenty-seventh day of
                    April, one thousand nine hundred and nine (Pamphlet Laws, two hundred
                    and eight), entitled “An act to create a Legislative Reference Bureau in the
                    Pennsylvania State Library; authorizing the appointment of a Reference
                    Director and subordinate officers, defining their duties, and fixing their
                    compensation,” as amended.
Legislative           Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section three of an act, approved the
Reference Bureau.   twenty-seventh day of April, one thousand nine hundred and nine (Pamphlet
                    Laws, two hundred and eight), entitled “An act to create a Legislative
                    Reference Bureau in the Pennsylvania State Library; authorizing the
                    appointment of a Reference Director and subordinate officers, defining their
                    duties, and fixing their compensation,” which, as amended by an act,
                    approved the twenty-first day of April, one thousand nine hundred and
                    eleven (Pamphlet Laws, seventy-six), entitled “An act amending the second,
                    third, fourth, and seventh sections of an act, approved the twenty-seventh
                     LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA
day of April, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and nine, entitled
„An act to create a Legislative Reference Bureau in the Pennsylvania State
Library; authorizing the
appointment of a Reference Director and subordinate officers, defining their
duties, and fixing their compensation,‟ by providing for additional
permanent and emergency employes in the bureau and fixing the salaries,
increasing the salaries of the director and the assistant director, and
increasing the powers and duties of the directors,” reads as follows:-
        “Section 3. The director, by and with the approval of the Governor,        Section 3. act of April 27,
shall appoint one assistant director, learned in the law, who shall receive a      1909, as act of April 21,
                                                                                   1911 (P. L.76), cited for
salary of four thousand dollars per annum; a search clerk, who shall receive       amendment.
a salary of two thousand dollars per annum; a reference division
stenographer, who shall receive a salary of twelve hundred dollars per
annum; an assistant stenographer, who shall receive a salary of one
thousand dollars per annum; a cataloguer, who shall receive a salary of one
thousand dollars per annum, and a messenger, who shall receive a salary of
nine hundred dollars per annum. The State Librarian shall also, at the
request of the director, assign any employes of the library for work in the
Legislative Reference Bureau during the session of the General Assembly.
The director may, for a period commencing one month prior to and ending
one month after each future session of the General Assembly, appoint not
more than three search clerks, learned in the law, at a salary not to exceed
five dollars per day each; two stenographers, at a salary not to exceed five
dollars per day each; and three stenographers, at a salary not to exceed two
dollars per day each, and a record clerk, at a salary not to exceed four
dollars per day; such employes, when appointed, shall be certified to the
Auditor General by the director, and shall receive the
amount due them at the end of each month, upon warrant of the Auditor
General,” is hereby further amended to read as follows:-
        Section 3. The director, by and with the approval of the Governor,         Assistant director.
shall appoint one assistant director, learned in the law, who shall be a skilled   Search clerk.
bill drafter and who shall receive the salary now provided for by law; a
search clerk, learned in the law, at an annual salary of two thousand four         Compilers and bill
hundred dollars; two compilers and bill drafters, learned in the law, at           drafters.
annual salaries not to exceed three thousand dollars each; one compiler and
                                                                                   Reading clerk.
bill-reading clerk, learned in the law, at an annual salary of twenty-four
hundred dolars; one reference division stenographer, at an annual salary of        Reference stenographer.
fourteen hundred dollars; one cataloguer, at an annual salary of fourteen          Cataloguer.
hundred dollars; one assistant stenographer, at an annual salary of twelve
hundred dollars; two compilation stenographers, at annual salaries of twelve       Stenographers.
hundred dollars each; and one messenger who shall receive the salary now           Messenger.
provided for by law. The director may, for a period com mencing one month
prior to and ending one month after each session of the General Assembly,          Extra help during
appoint two bill-book clerks, at a salary of one hundred and fifty dollars per     legislative session.
month each, and such stenographers as may be necessary, at one
                    hundred dollars per month each.
                     APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                WM. C. SPROUL.

                                                      No. 52.
                                                      AN ACT
                    To give to women, married and single, the same right as men to be
                    corporators, and, in furtherance of their interests as stockholders, to serve as
                    directors and officers of corporations for profit.
Corporations.         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the passage of this act,
Women may be        women, married and single, shall have the same right as men to be
corporators,        corporators, and, in furtherance of their interests as stockholders, to serve as
directors, or       directors and officers of corporations for profit.
officers.           APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                    WM. C. SPROUL.


                                                       No. 53.

                                                      AN ACT
                      Amending section five of an act, approved the fifth day of March, one
                    thousand nine hundred and six (Pamphlet Laws, seventy-eight), entitled “An
                    act to regulate nomination and election expenses, and to require accounts of
                    nomination and election expenses to be filed, and providing penalties for the
                    violation of this act.”
Elections.            Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section five of an act, approved the
                    fifth day of March, one thousand nine hundred and six (Pamphlet Laws,
                    seventy-eight), entitled “An act to regulate nomination and election
                    expenses, and to require accounts of nomination and election expenses to be
                    filed, and providing penalties for the violation of this act,” which reads as
                    follows:-
Section 5, act of     “Section 5. Every candidate for nomination at any primary election,
Mach 5, 1906 (P.    caucus, or convention, whether nominated thereat or not, shall, within
L. 78), cited for   fifteen days after the same was held, if the amount received or expended
amendment.
                    shall exceed the sum of fifty dollars, and every candidate for election, and
                    every treasurer of a political committee, or person acting as such treasurer,
                    shall, within thirty days after every election at which such candidate was
                    voted for, or with which such political committee was concerned, if the
                    amount received or expended shall exceed the sum of fifty dollars,-file with
                    the officers hereinafter specified a full, true and detailed account,
                    subscribed, and sworn or affirmed to, by him, before an officer authorized to
                    administer oaths, setting forth each and every sum of money contributed,
                    received or disbursed by him for election expenses, the date of each
                    contribution, receipt, and disbursement, the name of the person from whom
                    received or to whom paid, and the object or purpose for which the same was
                    disbursed. .
Such account shall also set forth the unpaid debts and obligations of any
such candidate or committee for election expenses, with the nature and
amount of each, and to whom owing. In the case of candidates for election,
who have previously filed accounts as candidates for nomination, the
accounts shall only include contributions, receipts, and disbursements,
subsequent to the date of such prior accounts. If the aggregate receipts or
disbursements of a candidate or political committee, in connection with any
nomination or election, shall not exceed fifty dollars, the treasurer of the
committee or candidate shall, within thirty days after the election, certify
that fact, under oath, to the officer with whom the statement is filed, as
hereinafter provided,” is hereby amended to read as follows:-
                                                                                 Expense accounts
         Section 5. Every candidate for nomination at any primary election,      of candidate.
caucus, or convention, whether nominated thereat or not, shall, within
fifteen days after the same was held, if the amount received or expended
shall exceed the sum of fifty dollars, and every candid. ate for election, and   Expenses or
every treasurer of a political committee, or person acting as such treasurer,    receipts in excess
                                                                                 of $50.
shall, within thirty days after every election at which such candidate was
voted for or with which such political committee was concerned, if the
amount received or expended shall exceed the sum of fifty dollars,-file with
the officers hereinafter specified a full, true, and detailed account,
subscribed, and sworn or affirmed to, „by him before an officer authorized
to administer oaths, setting forth each and every sum of money contributed,
received, or disbursed, by him for election expenses, the date of each
contribution, receipt, and disbursement, the name of the person from whom
received or to whom paid, and the object or purpose for which the same was
disbursed. Such account shall also set forth the unpaid debts and obligations
of any such candidate or committee for election expenses, with the nature
and amount of each and to whom owing. In the case of candidates for
election who have previously filed accounts as candidates for nomination,
the accounts shall only include contributions, receipts, and disbursements,
subsequent to the date such prior accounts. If the aggregate receipts or
disbursements of a candidate or political committee connection with any          Expenses and
nomination or election shall not exceed fifty dollars, the treasurer of the      receipts not more
committee candidate shall, within thirty days after the election, certify that   than $50.
fact under oath to the officer with whom the statement is filed as hereinafter
provided: Provided, however, That if a candidate or political committee          No expenses or
                                                                                 receipts.
does not receive any contributions or make any disbursements, the
candidates or the treasurer of the political committee shall not be required
to file any account or to make any affidavit.
         APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                          WM. C. SPROUL.
                                         LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA,

                                                       No. 54.

                                                      AN ACT
                       Declaring it a misdemeanor for any maker or drawer, with intent to
                     defraud, to make or draw or utter or deliver any check, draft, or order, when
                     such person has not sufficient funds in, or credit with, the depository upon
                     which the same is drawn.
                       Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That any person who, with intent to defraud,
Checks, drafts,
etc., drawn on       shall make or draw or utter or deliver any check, draft, or order for the
banks, etc.,         payment of money, upon any bank, banking institution, trust company, or
without sufficient   other depository, knowing, at the time of such making, drawing, uttering, or
funds or credit.     delivering, that the maker or drawer has not sufficient funds in, or credit
                     with, such bank, banking institution, trust company, or other depository, for
Misdemeanor.         the payment of such check, although no express representation is made in
                     reference thereto, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
                       Section 2. Any person convicted under the provisions of section one of
                     this act shall, if the amount of such check, draft, or order is under twenty
Penalty.             dollars, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than one hundred dollars, or
                     to undergo imprisonment not exceeding thirty days, or both. If the amount
                     of such check, draft, or order is twenty dollars or more, he shall be
                     sentenced to pay a fine of not more than one hundred dollars, or to undergo
                     imprisonment not to exceed two years, or both.
                       Section 3. In any prosecution under this act, the making or drawing or
Evidence.            uttering or delivering of a check, draft, or order, payment of which is
                     refused by the drawee because of lack of funds or credit, shall be prima
                     facie evidence of intent to defraud and of knowledge of insufficient funds
                     in, or credit with, such bank, banking institution, trust company, or other
                     depository, unless such maker or drawer shall have paid the drawee thereof
                     the amount due thereon, together with interest and protest fees, within ten
                     days after receiving notice that such check, draft, or order has not been paid
                     to the drawee.
Meaning of             Section 4. The word “credit,” as used herein, shall be construed to mean
“credit.”            any arrangement or understanding with the bank, banking institution, trust
                     company, or other depository, for the payment of such check, draft, or order.

                      APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                               WM. C. SPROUL.
                           SESSION OF 1919

                                 No. 55.
                                 AN ACT
         Providing for the control and eradication of the European wart
disease of the potato; imposing certain powers and duties upon the
Department of Agriculture; providing penalties; and making an
appropriation.
         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in order to protect the potato
                                                                                  Wart disease the
crops of the Commonwealth, the disease of the common potato, known as             potato.
“Wart Disease,” “Potato Canker,” “Cauliflower Disease,” or “Black Scab,”
caused by the fungus Chrysophlyctis Endobiotica Schilb, imported from             A public nuisance.
Europe and now found in the Commonwealth, is hereby declared a public
nuisance.
         Section 2. The Secretary of Agriculture shall make an investigation      Duties of Secretary
of the prevalence of said disease and the means whereby the same may be           of agriculture.
controlled and eradicated. In any area affected by the disease, or in any area
adjacent thereto, he is hereby authorized to control, supervise, and regulate
the planting. growing, digging, storage, and marketing the potatoes, and also
the movement and shipment of potatoes or manure or other material capable
of carrying said disease.
         Section 3. The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to establish
quarantines and quarantine restrictions in affected areas and areas adjacent      Quarantine.
thereto, and to adopt, issue, and enforce rules and regulations relative to
such quarantine and for the control and eradication of such disease.
         Section 4. Any person, copartnership, association. or corporation,
having potatoes or potato plants, knowing that the same are affected with         Duty to report
the potato wart disease aforementioned, on their premises or in their             secretary of culture.
possession or under their control, or having knowledge of the occurrence of
said disease within the Commonwealth, shall immediately report the fact
with all possible details to the Secretary of Agriculture or his duly
authorized agent.
         Section 5. Any person, copartnership, association, or corporation,
violating any provision of this act or any rule or regulation adopted by the
Secretary of Agriculture under the authority of this act, shall be guilty of a
                                                                                  Penalty.
misdemeanor, and, on conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine not             Fines.
exceeding two hundred dollars for each offense. All fines collected under
this act shall be paid to the Secretary of Agriculture or his agent, and by him
shall be paid into the State Treasury.
         Section 6. There is appropriated from the State Treasury, from funds
not otherwise appropriated, the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000)          Appropriation.
for the enforcement of this act, ten thousand dollars ($10,000) be
immediately available, and the remainder of the sum after June first,
nineteen hundred and nineteen.
         APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                             WM. C. SPROUL.
                                             LAWS OF PNNSYLVANIA

                                                      No. 56.
                                                      AN ACT
                      Relating to the consideration upon appeal by the Supreme and Superior
                    Courts of testimony taken in proceedings in courts of record and providing
                    for the making of such testimony a part of the records.
                      Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in any proceedings heretofore or
Appellate
                    hereafter had in any court of record of this Commonwealth where the
proceedings.
                    testimony has been or shall be taken by witnesses, depositions, or otherwise,
                    and where an appeal has been or shall hereafter be taken from the order,
Supreme or          sentence, decree, or judgment, entered in said proceedings, to the Superior
Superior Court.     or Supreme Court, such testimony shall be filed in said proceedings, and the
Filing and
                    effect of said appeal shall be to remove, for the consideration of the
consideration of
testimony.          appellate court, the testimony taken in the court from which the appeal is
Review of           taken, and the same shall be reviewed by the appellate court as a part of the
testimony as on     record, with like effect as upon an appeal from a judgment entered upon the
writs of error.     verdict of a jury in an action at law, and the appeal so taken shall not have
                    the effect only of certiorari to review the regularity of the proceedings in the
                    court below.
                      APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                 WM. C. SPROUL.


                                                      No. 57.
                                                      AN ACT
                      To amend section one of the act, approved the eighth day of May, one
                    thousand nine hundred and nine (Pamphlet Laws, four hundred and seventy-
                    five), entitled “An act to provide that admission now had or that may
                    hereafter be had to practice as an attorney-at-law in the Supreme Court of
                    this Commonwealth shall of itself, without more, operate as an admission of
                    such attorney as an attorney-at-law in every other court of this
                    Commonwealth; and to provide that disbarment or suspension of any
                    attorney by the said Supreme Court shall of itself, without more, operate as
                    a disbarment or suspension of such attorney as an attorney in every other
                    court of this Commonwealth,” requiring attorneys-at-law to file certificates
                    of admission in the Supreme Court before admission in other courts, and
                    fixing the fees of the prothonotaries of the Supreme and other courts, in
                    connection therewith.
                      Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of the act, approved the
Attorneys-at-law.
                    eighth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and nine (Pamphlet Laws,
                    four hundred and seventy-five), entitled “An act to provide that admission
                    now had or that may hereafter be had to practice as an attorney-at-
law in the Supreme Court of this Commonwealth shall of itself, without
more, operate as an admission of such attorney as an attorney-at-law in
every other court of this Commonwealth; and to provide that disbarment or
suspension of any attorney by the said Supreme Court shall of itself, without
more, operate as a disbarment or suspension of such attorney as an attorney
in every other court of this Commonwealth,” which reads as follows:-
        “Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That admission now had or that may          Section 1, act May 8, 1909
hereafter be had to practice as an attorney-at-law in the Supreme Court of          (P. L. 475), cited
this Commonwealth shall of itself, without more, operate as an admission of         amendment.
such attorney as an attorney-at-law in every other court of this
Commonwealth, without any other or further action by such other courts or
by such attorney,” is hereby amended to read as follows:-
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That admission now had or that may           Admission to practice in
hereafter be had to practice as an attorney-at-law in the Supreme Court of          Suprem court.
this Commonwealth shall qualify such attorney for admission to practice as
an attorney-at-law in every other court of this Commonwealth, and shall             Qualifies admission in
                                                                                    other court
operate as an admission of such attorney in any other court of this
Commonwealth upon his filing in the office of the prothonotary of said court
a certificate of admission in the Supreme Court and the payment to such             Certificate.
prothonotary of a fee of one dollar. Such certificate shall be granted by the
prothonotary of the Supreme Court, upon application and the payment of a
                                                                                    Fee.
fee of one dollar, to any person legally entitled thereto, and shall be in the
following form:
        Know All Men By These Presents, That.......... was duly admitted to         Form of Certificate.
practice as an attorney-at-law the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania on the..........day of.............., and that he is now a qualified
member in good standing. Witness my hand and official seal this .... day of
        APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                               WM. C. SPROUL.


                                  No. 58.
                                  AN ACT
To authorize courts of common pleas to decree the sale of real estate held
for poor purposes in the several county poor districts in this Commonwealth
having a population of less than one hundred and fifty thousand inhabitants,
whether the title to such property is held by the poor district or was reserved
by Commonwealth for the use of a poor district, and providing the
reinvestment of the proceeds thereof.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the courts common pleas of the Poor Districts.
several counties of this Commonwealth shall have jurisdiction to decree a Sale of real estate.
public private sale of any poorhouse property or real estate held for the
relief or employment of the poor in any county poor district having
Population of less        a population of less than one hundred and fifty thousand inhabitants, as
than 150,000.            shown by the last preceding United States census, in which poor district the
Time and terms of        poor are maintained in a county poorhouse having a poor-farm connected
sale.                    therewith, such times and in such parts or parcels, and upon such terms, as
                         in the opinion of any such court may be considered most advantageous to
Title.                   such district. Such sale may be made whether the title to such real estate is
                         in the county poor district or whether such real estate was reserved by the
                         Commonwealth use as a poor-farm and the legal title thereof still remains in
                         the Commonwealth. The title to all such real estate owned by the
                         Commonwealth so conveyed hereby made good and valid.
Petition of directors.     Section 2. Such sale may be decreed upon the petition of the directors of
                         the poor of any such county poor district, setting forth under oath or
                         affirmation that such sale would be to the advantage of the district, and all
                         facts needful for the information of court, and shall only take place after a
Investigation by
court.                   full and careful investigation by the court, aided, when deemed necessary,
                         by the report of a competent person to appointed by the court.
                           Section 3. If upon investigation the court shall deem it to the advantage of
Decree of court.         such district that property so held, or any part thereof, should be sold, such
                         court is hereby authorized to decree a sale thereof, and to direct the
Investment of
proceeds.                investment of the proceeds of such sale in the purchase, for the use of such
                         district, of such other real estate as may be necessary for poor purposes, and
                         in the erection .of suitable buildings thereon for the comfortable
                         maintenance, employment, and support of the poor of such poor district, and
                         in such other investments as may be deemed most advantageous to the
                         district.
                           APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                     WM. C. SPROUL.




                                                          No. 59.
                                                          AN ACT
                           To amend section two thousand thirty-four of article twenty of an act,
                         entitled “An act to establish a public school system in the Commonwealth of
                         Pennsylvania, together with the provisions by which it shall be
                         administered, and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof; providing
                         revenue to establish and maintain the same, and the method of collecting
                         such revenue; and repealing all laws, general, special, or local, or any parts
                         thereof, that are or may be inconsistent therewith,” approved the eighteenth
                         day of May, one thousand nine hundred and eleven, by authorizing and
                         empowering the State Board of Education to make purchases and sales of
                         real estate or other property for normal schools purchased by the State, and
                         prescribing the disposition of the proceeds of any such sales.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section two thousand and thirty-         State Normal School.
four of article twenty of an act, entitled “An act to establish a public school
                                                                                     Powers of State
system the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, together with the provisions by             Board of Education.
which it shall be administered, and prescribing penalties for the violation
thereof; providing revenue to establish and maintain the same, and the
method of collecting such revenue; and repealing all laws, general, special,
or local, or any parts thereof, that are or may be inconsistent therewith,”
approved the eighteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and eleven,
which reads as follows:-
        “Section 2034. Upon the payment of the purchase money to the                 Section 2034, act of
stockholders of any such State Normal School, properly executed deeds of             May 1, 1911(P. L.
conveyance for all of its real estate, together with all of its other properties,    309), cited for
                                                                                     amendment.
shall be delivered to the Commonwealth, and thereafter such State Normal
Schools shall be owned, controlled, and maintained as a State institution.
        “The corporation of any State Normal School, conveying its
property to the Commonwealth as herein provided, shall then be dissolved
by the stockholders thereof in the manner provided by law,” is hereby
amended to read as follows:-
        Section 2034. Upon the payment of the purchase money to the                  Purchase o Normal
stockholders of any such Normal School, properly executed deeds of                   School by State.
conveyance for all of its real estate, together with all its other property, shall
be delivered to the Commonwealth, and thereafter such State Normal                   Delivery of deeds,
                                                                                     etc.
School shall be owned, controlled, and maintained, as a State institution;           Powers of State
and the State Board of Education is hereby vested with full power and                Board of Education.
authority to purchase, in the name of the Commonwealth, for any such                 Purchase of real
Normal School, from the earnings thereof and from moneys received from               estate or other
the lease, grant, sale, or conveyance, hereafter in this section authorized, or      property.
from moneys specifically appropriated therefor by the Commonwealth, any
real estate or other property deemed necessary and proper for the use of any
such Normal School; and to lease, grant, sell, and convey, by agreement,             Sale or lease of real
deed, or other proper instrument of writing, the real estate or other property       estate or other
of any such Normal School, or any portion thereof, when it appears that the          property.
same shall be no longer needed for the use thereof or that the interests of the      Disposition of
Commonwealth or its citizens will be promoted thereby. The proceeds from             proceeds of sale, etc.
any such lease, grant, sale, or conveyance, shall be paid direct to the State
Treasurer, who shall hold such proceeds in a special fund, which fund shall
be available to the State Board of Education to purchase land for the Normal
School whose land or part thereof was leased, granted, sold, or conveyed, as
hereinbefore provided, or for betterments of, or repairs to, the property
thereof, as the State Board of Education may deem necessary. Such money
shall be paid on warrants signed by the president of the State Board of
Education, and itemized vouchers for all expenditures from such money
shall be filed with the Auditor General.                                             Dissolution of
The corporation of any State Normal School conveying its property to the             Normal
Commonwealth, as herein provided, shall then be dissolved by the                     Schoolcorporation.
stockholders in the manner provided by law.
                                                          SESSION OF 1919

                              APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                        WM. C. SPROUL.


                                                                No. 60

                                                              AN ACT
                               To amend the first section of an act, approved the ninth day of April, Anno
                             Domini one thousand nine hundred and fifteen (Pamphlet Laws, one
                             hundred and eleven), entitled “An act to provide for the immediate printing
                             and distribution of advance sheets of the laws of this Commonwealth, as
                             they are enacted from time to time, to persons making application therefor
                             and to certain officials,” so as to include members of the General Assembly.
                               Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of an act, approved the
Department of Public         ninth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and fifteen
Printing and Binding.        (Pamphlet Laws, one hundred and eleven), entitled “An act to provide for
                             the immediate printing and distribution of advance sheets of the laws of this
                             Commonwealth, as they are enacted from time to time, to persons making
                             application therefor and to certain officials,” which reads as follows:-
Section 1, act of April 9,     “Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That on and after the passage of this act, it
1915 (P. L. 111), cited      shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
for amendment.               within ten days after the signing of any bill by the Governor, whereby it
                             becomes a law, to furnish proof of same to the Superintendent of Public
                             Printing and Binding, who shall immediately print advance sheets of such
                             laws, and, by and through the Division of Distribution of Documents in his
                             department, to transmit by mail during any Legislative session one copy of
                             said law to any person applying in writing therefor: Provided, That before
                             any person shall be entitled to receive the same, he shall have paid to the
                             Secretary of the Commonwealth, for the use of the State, the sum of two
                             dollars, which said payment shall entitle such person to one copy of each
                             law passed during any one session of the General Assembly; and the
                             Secretary of the Commonwealth shall furnish the Superintendent of Public
                             Printing and Binding with the name and address of each such person so
                             entitled to advance sheets of laws: Provided further, That a copy of advance
                             sheets of laws shall be forwarded to each department of the State
                             Government, to each prothonotary, and to each law judge of the courts, and
                             to every county and public law library, of this Commonwealth,” be, and the
                             same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows:-
Advance sheets of
                                       Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That on and after the passage of this
statutes.                    act, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of
                             Pennsylvania, within ten days after the signing of any bill by the Governor,
                             whereby it becomes a law, to furnish proof of same to the Superintendent of
                             Public Printing and Binding, who shall immediately print advance
sheets of such laws, and, by and through the Division of Distribution of          Printing.
Documents in his department, to transmit by mail during any Legislative           Distribution.
session one copy of said law to any person applying in writing therefor:
Provided, That before any person shall be entitled to receive the same, he        Proviso,
shall have paid to the Secretary of the Commonwealth, for the use of the          charge therefor.
State, the sum of two dollars, which said payment shall entitle such person
to one copy of each law passed during any one session of the General
Assembly; and the Secretary of the Commonwealth shall furnish the
Superintendent of Public Printing and Binding with the name and address of
each such person so entitled to advance sheets of laws: Provided further,         Proviso.
That a copy of advance sheets of laws shall be forwarded to each
department of the State Government, to each prothonotary and to each law          Members of General
judge of the courts, and to every county and public law library, of this          Assembly.
Commonwealth, and to each member of the General Assembly.
        APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                        WM. C. SPROUL.



                                   No. 61.

                                 AN ACT
        Providing a fixed charge on lands acquired by the State to be held an
State forests, and the distribution of the same for county purposes within the
                                                                                  State forests.
counties where State forests are located.                                         charge thereon,
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the passage of this
act, all lands now acquired or hereafter to be acquired by the                    For county purposes.
Commonwealth for State forests, shall be subject to an annual charge of one
cent per acre for the benefit of the counties in which said State forests are
                                                                                  Return by
located.                                                                          Commissioner of
        Section 2. The Commissioner of Forestry shall certify the respective      Forestry.
areas in the counties to the State Treasurer, and the State Treasurer shall pay   Payment by State
the amount of the charge in favor of each county in the same manner as the        Treasurer.
fixed charges upon State forests for road and school purposes are now
certified and paid.                                                               Repel.
        Section 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith be, and the
same are hereby, repealed

       APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                           WM. C. SPROUL.
                                                SESSION OF 1919

                                                    No. 62.
                                             A JOINT RESOLUTION
                       Amending a joint resolution, approved the seventeenth day of July, one
                     thousand nine hundred seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, one thousand and thirty-
                     six), entitled “A joint resolution authorizing the authorities having control
                     and supervision of county jails and prisons to permit the employment of
                     inmates thereof on county or almshouse farms; exempting wardens and
                     keepers from liability in certain cases for escapes.
                       Section 1. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of
Counties.            the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, That section
                     one of the joint resolution, approved the seventeenth day of July, one
                     thousand nine hundred seventeen (Pamphlet‟ Laws, one thousand and thirty-
                     six), entitled “A joint resolution authorizing the authorities having control
                     and supervision of county jails and prisons to permit the employment of
                     inmates thereof on county or almshouse farms; exempting wardens and
                     keepers from liability in certain cases for escapes,” which reads as follows:-
                       “Section 1. Be it resolved, &c., That it shall be lawful for the authorities
Section 1, joint
resolution of July   having control and supervision of any county jail or county prison within
17, 1917 (P. L.      this Commonwealth, and they are hereby empowered during the
1086), cited for     continuance of the present war, to permit the employment of such inmates
amendment.           serving sentences therein, as they shall deem advisable, at agricultural labor
                     on any county or almshouse farm of the county or poor district in which
                     such jail or prison is located, by the poor authorities of such county or
                     district, under the direction and guard of the warden or keeper of such jail or
                     prison, or any deputy or deputies of such warden or keeper; and all inmates
                     so employed shall at all times be amenable to restraint, discipline, and
                     punishment, in the same manner as if they were confined in the proper jail
                     or prison,” is hereby amended to read as follows:-
                       Section 1. Be it resolved, &c., That it shall be lawful for the authorities
Jail and prisons.    having control and supervision of any county jail or county prison within
                     this Commonwealth, and they are hereby empowered, to permit the
Employment of        employment of such inmates serving sentences therein, as they shall deem
Inmates on country
or almshouse         advisable, at agricultural labor on any county or almshouse farm of the
iarms.               county or poor district in which such jail or prison is located, by the poor
                     authorities of such county or district, under the direction and guard of the
                     warden or keeper of such jail or prison or any deputy or deputies of such
                     warden or keeper, and all inmates so employed shall at all times be
Discipline and
Punishment.          amenable to restraint, discipline, and punishment, in the same manner as if
                     they were confined in the proper jail or prison.
                       APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                  WM. C. SPROUL.
                     LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA,

                                   No.63.
                                  AN ACT
         Establishing a Bureau of Statistics and Information in the
Department of Internal Affairs; authorizing the Secretary of Internal Affairs
to appoint a chief of bureau and other officers and employes; fixing their
duties, powers, and salaries; making it the duty of corporations, firms, and
individuals to furnish information required; prescribing penalties for
violation of such duty; and repealing certain acts; and transferring the
records, equipment, and supplies in the Division of Production in the Bureau
of Statistics and Information in the Department of Labor and Industry, to the
bureau hereby established.
         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That pursuant to the requirements of
the Constitution, there is hereby established, within the Department of             Department of
                                                                                    Internal Affairs.
Internal Affairs of the Commonwealth, a Bureau of Statistics and                    Bureau of Statistics
Information.                                                                        and Information.
         Section 2. The Secretary of Internal Affairs is authorized to appoint a
chief of said bureau, who shall receive an annual salary of five thousand           Officers and
dollars ($5,000); an assistant to the chief, who shall receive an annual salary     employes.
of three thousand dollars ($3,000); two statisticians, at an annual salary of
two thousand dollars ($2,000) each; one filing and one copying clerk, at an
annual salary of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) each; four collectors of
statistics, at an annual salary of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) each; five
clerks, at an annual salary of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) each; one
editor of publications, at an annual salary of two thousand dollars ($2,000);
one expert tabulating machine operator, at an annual salary of eighteen
hundred dollars ($1,800) ; one machine operator, at an annual salary of
fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500); one stenographer, at an annual salary of
fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500); five key punch operators, at an annual
salary of nine hundred dollars ($900) each. The Secretary of Internal Affairs
may use any clerks or employes of the Department of Internal Affairs,
temporarily, in the bureau, as occasion may require.
         Section 3. The bureau shall collect, compile, and publish all statistics   Duties.
and useful data and information relating and pertaining to labor, coal
mining, oil and gas production, manufacturing industries, commercial
operations, public service companies (except transportation companies,
which are collected, compiled, and published by the Bureau of Railways in
the Department of Internal Affairs), and other business interests of the State;
and in order to facilitate the duties herein imposed, all corporations, firms,
or individuals, engaged in business as herein described, within this
Commonwealth, are hereby required to furnish such statistical information
as the Secretary of Internal Affairs or the chief of such bureau may require.
The Secretary of Internal Affairs shall have a complete summarized and              Reports.
systematized report of the statistics and information collected and compiled
by the bureau published annually, and shall otherwise provide means for
                    making such information available for the use and benefit of the public as he
Transfer of         may find necessary. All records, files, work in course of completion, and
Department off
Labor and
                    such equipment and supplies, as may be necessary in the work of said
Industry.           bureau, now in the possession of the production division of the Bureau of
                    Statistics and Information in the Department of Labor and Industry, are
                    hereby transferred to the bureau hereby established, and are to be delivered
                    to the Secretary of Internal Affairs when this act goes into effect. This act
When effective.
                    shall be in effect on the first day of June, one thousand nine hundred and
                    nineteen.
                      Section 4. The Secretary of Internal Affairs, the chief of said bureau, or
                    other person duly authorized by either of them, shall have power to issue
Subpoenas, oaths,   subpoenas, administer oaths, hold hearings, and take testimony, in all
and testimony.
                    matters relating to the duties herein required of said bureau. Any
                    corporation, firm, or individual, doing business within the Commonwealth,
                    who shall neglect or refuse, for thirty days, to answer questions requested by
                    circular, official blank, or personal application, or who shall refuse to obey
                    the subpoena and give testimony according to the provisions of the act, shall
Penalty.
                    be liable to a penalty of one hundred dollars, to be collected by the Secretary
                    of Internal Affairs in a proper action, for the use of the Commonwealth.
Repeal.               The following acts and parts of acts are hereby repealed as respectively
                    indicated; namely, so much of section four, act of eleventh of May, one
Act of May 11,      thousand eight hundred and seventy-four (Pamphlet Laws, one hundred and
1884(P. L. 136).
                    thirty-six), entitled “An act regulating the election of Secretary of Internal
                    Affairs, defining his duties and fixing his salary,” as provides for a bureau
                    of industrial statistics.
                      An act, entitled “An act authorizing the appointment of collectors of
Act of April 4,     statistics, prescribing their duties, and providing for their compensation,”
1889 (P. L. 26).
                    approved April fourth, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine
                    (Pamphlet Laws, twenty-six), entitled “An act authorizing the appointment
                    of collectors of statistics, prescribing their duties and providing for their
                    compensation,” absolutely.
                      So much of section four as provides for a bureau of statistics and
Act of June
2,1913 (P. L.
                    information, and section eleven absolutely, of an act, entitled “An act
896).               creating a Department of Labor and Industry; defining its powers and duties;
                    establishing an Industrial Board; providing for the appointment of a
                    Commissioner of Labor, inspectors, statisticians, clerks, and others, to
                    enforce the provisions of this act, and providing salaries for the same;
                    prescribing a standard of reasonable and adequate protection to be observed
                    in the rooms, buildings and places where labor is employed; empowering
                    the said Industrial Board to make, alter, amend, and repeal rules and
                    regulations relating thereto; transferring the powers and duties of the
                    Department Factory Inspection to the Department of Labor
                            SEESION OF 1919
and Industry, and abolishing the Department of Factory Inspection; and
providing a penalty for the violation of the provisions of this act, or the rules
and the regulations of the said board,” approved June second, one thousand
nine hundred and thirteen (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred and ninety-six).
        So much of section one of an act, entitled “An act authorizing the          Act of April 22, 1915
Commissioner of Labor and Industry to appoint additional officers and               (P. L. 167).
employes in the Department of Labor and Industry; fixing their duties and
salaries, and increasing the salaries of the chief medical inspector, chief of
the bureau of statistics and information, and the chief clerk,” approved April
twenty-two, one thousand nine hundred and fifteen (Pamphlet Laws, one
hundred and sixty-seven), as relates to the appointment and compensation of
additional employes in the Bureau of Statistics and Information, and fixes
their compensation and the salary of the chief of said bureau.
        APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                            WM. C. SPROUL.



                                  No. 64.
                                  AN ACT
         Creating the office of indictment and cost clerk, as an assistant to the
district attorney, in the several counties of this Commonwealth having a
population of not less than one hundred and fifty thousand and not more
than two hundred and fifty thousand inhabitants, providing for the
appointment of a person in each of said counties to fill said office,
prescribing the qualifications, duties, and term of office of said appointees
                                                                                    County having a
fixing their salaries and authorizing the payment of the same by the county.        population of not less
         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the passage of this     then 150,000 and not
act, the district attorney of any county having a population of not less than       more then 250,000.
one hundred and fifty thousand and not more than two hundred and fifty
thousand inhabitants, in addition to appointing the assistants authorized by        Indictment cost clerk.
existing legislation, shall have authority to appoint an assistant, learned in
the law, who shall be designated as indictment and cost clerk, to assist the
district attorney in the discharge of his duties; such appointee to hold office
during the term of office of the district attorney appointing him, but the
district attorney may remove such appointee for any cause he deems                  Ssalary.
sufficient, and appoint another person duly qualified to fill the vacancy. Said
indictment and cost clerk shall receive a salary of one hundred dollars per
month, to be paid in the same manner that other county officers are paid.
         APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                            WM. C. SPROUL.
                                          LAWS OF PENNSYLVNIA

                                                      No. 65.
                                                      AN ACT
                       Authorizing companies incorporated to supply light, heat, and power, or
                     either of them, by electricity, to merge and consolidate with motor power or
                     street railway companies.
                       Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That it shall „be lawful for any company
Corporations.
Merger and
                     incorporated for the supply of light, heat, and power, or any of them, to the
,consolidation.      public, by electricity, now or hereafter organized under any act of Assembly
                     of this Commonwealth, to merge and consolidate its corporate rights,
Light, heat, and     franchises, powers, and privileges, with and into those of any motor power
power companies.     company or street railway company, now or hereafter organized under any
Motor power or
                     act of Assembly authorizing the formation of such corporations, so that by
street railway       virtue of this act such corporations may consolidate and so that all the
companies,.          property rights, franchises, and privileges that by law vested in either of
                     such corporations so merged shall be transferred to and vested in the
                     corporation into which such merger shall be made.
Conditions of
                       Section 2. Said merger or consolidation shall be made under the
merger.              conditions, provisions, and restrictions, and with the powers, herein set
                     forth; namely,
                       I. The directors of each corporation may enter into a joint agreement,
Joint agreement of   under the corporate seal of each corporation, for the merger and
directors.
                     consolidation of said corporations, prescribing the terms and conditions
                     thereof, the mode of carrying the same into effect, the name of the new
                     corporation, the number and names of the directors and other officers
                     thereof, and who shall be the first directors and officers and their places of
                     residence, the number of shares of the capital stock, the amount or par value
                     of each share, and the manner of converting the capital stock of each of said
                     corporations into the stock of the new corporation, and how and when
                     directors and officers shall be chosen, with such other details as they shall
                     deem necessary to perfect the said consolidation and merger, but said
                     agreement shall not be effective unless the same shall be approved by the
                     stockholders of said corporation in the manner hereinafter provided.
Approval by            II. Said agreement shall be submitted to the stockholders of each of said
meetings of          corporations, at separate special meetings, of the time, place and object of
stockholders.        which respective meetings due notice shall be given by publication, once a
                     week for two successive weeks before said respective meetings, in at least
                     one newspaper in the county or each of the counties in which the principal
                     offices of said respective corporations shall be situate; and at said meetings
                     the said agreement of the directors shall be considered, and a vote of the
                     stockholders in person or by proxy shall be taken by ballot for the adoption
                     or rejection of the same,-each share of stock entitling the holder thereof to
                     one vote, and if a majority in amount of the entire capital stock of each of
                     said corporations shall vote in favor of said agreement, merger and
                     consolidation, then that fact shall be certified by the secretary of each
corporation, under the seal thereof, and said certificates, together with the     Certificates.
said agreement or a copy thereof, shall be filed in the office of the Secretary
                                                                                  Filing with
of the Commonwealth, whereupon the said agreement shall „be deemed                secretary of
Common taken to be the act of consolidation of said corporation.                  common wealth,
         Section 3. Upon the filing of said certificates and agreement or copy
of agreement in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, the said         When merger is
merger shall be deemed to have taken place and the said corporations to be        effective.
                                                                                  \
one corporation under the name adopted in and by said agreement,                  Powers, etc., of
possessing all the rights, privileges, and franchises theretofore vested in       consolidated
each of them; and all the estate and property, real and personal, and all the     corporation.
rights of action, of each of said corporations, shall be deemed and taken to
be transferred to and vested in the said new corporation without any further
act or deed:
         Provided, That all rights of creditors and all liens upon the property   Creditors and lien
of each of said corporations shall continue unimpaired, and all debts, duties,    holders.
and liabilities, of each of said- constituent corporations, shall thenceforth
attach to the said new corporation and may be enforced against it to the
same extent and by the same process as if said debts, duties and liabilities
had been contracted by it. But such merger and consolidation shall not be
complete, and no such consolidated corporation shall do any business of any
kind, until it shall have first obtained, from the Governor of the
Commonwealth, new letters patent, and shall have paid, to the State               Letters patent.
Treasurer, a bonus of one-third of one per centum on all its corporate stock      Payment of bonus
in excess of the amount of the capital stock of the several corporations so       on stock.
consolidating upon which the bonus required by law had been theretofore
paid:
         And provided further, That new letters patent of such consolidated
corporation shall not be issued „by the Governor of the Commonwealth until        Proviso.
each and every corporation entering and forming the consolidated
corporation shall have filed with the Secretary of the Commonwealth a             Certificate from
certificate from the Auditor General of the Commonwealth, setting forth           Auditor General.
that all reports required by the Auditor General of the Commonwealth have
                                                                                  Taxes.
been duly filed and that all taxes due the Commonwealth have been paid.
         Section 4. A certified copy of said certificate and agreement or copy
of agreement so to be filed in the office of the Secretary of the
Commonwealth shall be evidence of the lawful holding and action of such           Evidence.
meetings and of the merger and consolidation of said corporations.
         Section 5. If any stockholder or stockholders of any corporation
which shall become a party to an agreement of merger and consolidation            Rights of
                                                                                  dissatisfied
hereunder shall be dissatisfied with or object to such consolidation and shall    stockholders.
not have voted in favor of the same at the stockholders meeting, it shall and
may be lawful for any such stockholder or stockholders, within thirty days
after the adoption of said agreement of merger and consolidation by the
stockholders as herein provided, and upon reasonable notice to said
corporation, to apply by petition to the court of common pleas of the
Petition to court.      county in which the chief office of such corporation may be situate or to a
Appraisers,            judge of said court in vacation, to appoint an assessor or assessors to
                       appraise the value of the share or shares of said dissatisfied and objecting
                       stockholder or stockholders in the said corporation, which appraisement,
Appraisement of
                       when made and confirmed by the said court, shall be final and conclusive,
value of stock,
                       and the said corporation shall thereupon pay to the said stockholder or
Payment to             stockholders the value of the stock so ascertained, and upon the payment of
stockholders.          the value of the stock as aforesaid, the said stockholder or stockholders shall
                       transfer the stock so held by them to the said corporation, and in case the
Transfer of stock to
                       value of said stock as aforesaid shall not be so paid within thirty days after
corporation.
                       the said award shall have been made and confirmed by said court, the said
Appraisement may       award and assessment so found and confirmed shall be filed in the office of
be filed as judgment   the prothonotary of said court as a judgment against said corporation and
                       may be collected as other judgments in said court are „by law recoverable.
                         APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                    WM. C. SPROUL



                                                      No. 66.
                                               A JOINT RESOLUTION
                         Authorizing action by the authorities of this Commonwealth to prevent
                       discrimination against the citizens of this Commonwealth in the use of
                       natural gas, which would result from the law recently enacted by the State of
                       West Virginia.
                         Whereas, There are millions of domestic and hundreds of industrial
                       consumers of natural gas, citizens of this Commonwealth, who have
                       expended enormous sums of money to equip their houses and plants,
                       respectively, with appliances adapted for burning this fuel; and to restrict
                       and diminish the supply to any considerable extent would affect the
                       domestic consumers in their health, their comfort, their convenience, and
                       their welfare, would subject them to enormous property losses, in rendering
                       useless their present appliances, and necessitating the substitution of others,
                       in many cases requiring the reconstruction of dwellings; while the industrial
                       consumers, if thus restricted and the supply of gas greatly diminished,
                       would not only suffer great loss, but be placed at a disadvantage in
                       competition with manufacturers in other States where by law an adequate
                       supply was provided; and
                         Whereas, Citizens of this Commonwealth have invested hundreds of
                       millions of dollars in the exploration for, and the development of, natural
                       gas wells and fields in the State of West Virginia, and in the installation of
                       transportation systems for the transmission of the gas thus found from West
                       Virginia into Pennsylvania, in order to obtain a supply for its citizens, and to
                       this end have made contracts and entered into obligations with cities and
                       boroughs, as well as with industrial plants and others; and
         Whereas, The citizens of said cities and boroughs, and the owners of
said industrial plants and others, are to a large extent dependent upon, and
have relied for their supply upon, the gas transported from the State of West
Virginia into the State of Pennsylvania, the natural gas available from other
sections being wholly inadequate, a large proportion of said gas now
consumed in Pennsylvania coming from West Virginia; and
Whereas, In order to restrain and restrict the transmission of this gas from
West Virginia into Pennsylvania, and to discriminate against the citizens of
Pennsylvania and in favor of the citizens of West Virginia, the State of West
Virginia on the seventeenth day of February, one thousand nine hundred and
nineteen, did enact a law, the effect whereof is that the gas produced in said
State should be first applied to the full satisfaction of all the domestic,
industrial, and other demands of the citizens of that State before any thereof
could be transmitted into Pennsylvania, thus disregarding the rights of
citizens of Pennsylvania and the obligations of their contracts; and
         Whereas, By cumulative fines and penalties, civil and criminal, said
law of West Virginia is designed to deter parties engaged in the production
and transmission of natural gas in West Virginia into Pennsylvania from
instituting legal proceedings to have tested and adjudicated the right of said
State so to restrict and prevent the transmission of gas from West Virginia
until after all of the demands of its citizens have been first adequately
supplied; and Whereas, The citizens of this State, who will suffer in their
health, comfort, convenience, welfare, and property, by the enforcement of
this law, are without remedy or redress, except through action by this
Commonwealth; and
         Whereas, The enforcement of said law of West Virginia would be in
conflict with the Constitution of the United States, which inhibits the
placing of burdens and restraints upon interstate commerce and prevents
laws impairing the obligation of contracts; and Whereas, The framers of the
Constitution of the United States, by the provisions of said Constitution,
sought to prevent any State from husbanding and applying its natural
resources, solely for the benefit of its own citizens, to the detriment and loss
of the citizens of other States, well knowing if this policy were pursued it
would result in reprisals and all of the evils attendant thereon, and vested in
the Federal courts the power to prevent any State from entering upon any
such course of conduct; now therefore be it Resolved, By the Senate of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with the concurrence of the House of
Representatives, that the Attorney General be, and he is hereby, authorized
and directed to institute such legal proceedings and do all other acts
necessary to protect the rights and interests of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania and of its citizens, from any and all violation or infringement
by the State of West Virginia or by any of its constituted authorities, under
or in pursuance of said law of West Virginia affecting or intended to affect
consumers of natural gas in Pennsylvania.
         APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                             WM. C. SPROUL.
                                                    SESSION 1919

                                                        No. 67.
                                                        AN ACT
                        Defining the duties of the Governor with regard to the approval of
                      warrants, vouchers, claims, accounts, agreements, and contracts, and
                      repealing inconsistent acts.
Governor.               Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That hereafter the Governor of the
Approval of
                      Commonwealth shall not be required to approve any warrant, voucher, or
vouchers, etc., for
Expenditure of        claim, for the expenditure of public moneys; nor shall he be required to
public money.         approve any account, agreement, or contract, to which the Commonwealth
Approval of           is a party, except such con- contracts as require his approval under section
contracts tracts,     twelve, article three of the Constitution.
etc., of
                        Section 2. All acts and parts of acts which require the approval of the
Commonwealth.
Repeal.               Governor to any warrant, voucher, or claim, for the expenditure of public
                      moneys, or to any account, agreement, or contract, to which the
                      Commonwealth is a party, other than such contracts which are saved and
                      excepted in the first section of this act, be, and the same are hereby, repealed
                      so far as inconsistent with this act.
                      APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                   WM. C. SPROUL.




                                                       No. 68.
                                                       AN ACT
                       Providing for biennial instead of annual reports by the several departments
                                                 of the State Government.
Departments of the      Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That all reports required to be made annually
state Government.     under existing law, shall hereafter be made biennially only. All such reports
Biennial report.      shall be made to the Governor, not later than the first day of June of each
                      odd-numbered year, and shall cover the report of the department, board,
Printing and          bureau, division, or commission, for the two years immediately preceding.
distribution.         Said reports shall be printed and distributed only on order of the Governor.
Existing contract       This act shall not be construed to interfere with any contracts now in force
Smull‟s               relative to the printing and binding of departmental reports, nor shall
                      Smull‟s Legislative Hand Book be classified as a report to be issued
Legislative Hand
Book.                 biennially, the law now governing said publication to remain in full force
                      and effect.
                        Section 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby
Repeal.               repealed.
                        APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                  WM. C. SPROUL.
                     LAWS OF PENNSYLVNIA


                                 No. 69.
                                 AN ACT
        To amend section one of an act, approved the fourteenth day of May,
one thousand nine hundred thirteen (Pamphlet Laws, two hundred and four),
entitled “An act authorizing the board of county commissioners of the
several counties of the State to appropriate money for cooperative
agricultural extension work, for the purpose of improving and developing
the agricultural resources of the proper counties.”
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of an act, approved     County
                                                                                Commissioner.
the fourteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred thirteen (Pamphlet
Laws, two hundred and four), entitled “An act authorizing the board of
county commissioners of the several counties of the State to appropriate
money for cooperative agricultural extension work, for the purpose of
improving and developing the agricultural resources of the proper counties,”
which reads as follows:-
        “Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the board of county                Section 1, act of
commissioners of each county are hereby authorized to appropriate from the      May 14, 1913 (P.
funds of the county a sum, not to exceed fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500)       L. 204), cited
annually, for agricultural extension work, in cooperation with the              amendment,
Pennsylvania State College, in encouraging improved methods of farm
management and home economics and giving practical instruction and
demonstrations in agriculture for the purpose of improving and developing
the agriculture resources of the county,” is hereby amended to read as
follows:
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the board of county                 Agricultural
commissioners of each county are hereby authorized to appropriate from the      extension work.
funds of the county a sum, not to exceed thirty-five hundred dollars ($3,500)
annually, for agricultural extension work, in cooperation with the
Pennsylvania State College, in encouraging improved methods of farm
management and home economics and giving practical instruction and
demonstrations in agriculture, for the purpose of improving and developing
the agricultural „resources of the county.
        APPROVED-The 18th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                          WM. C. SPROUL.


                                No. 70.
                                AN ACT
        To validate certain municipal claims and municipal liens in the
several Boroughs of the Commonwealth; providing for the filing of claims
                     therefor, and the proceedings for the collection such claims.
Boroughs.              Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever heretofore the council of any
                     incorporated borough. of this Commonwealth has required by ordinance,
                     and caused to be graded, paved, curbed, or macadamized, with brick, stone
                     or other suitable material, or otherwise improved any public street, or
                     thoroughfare, or part thereof, either cartway or footwalk, or has caused
Claims for paving,   sewers to be constructed therein, or both, pursuant to such ordinance, but
sewers, etc.         owing to some defect in the petition, action of council, notice publication, or
                     other proceeding necessary under existing laws and ordinance to give
                     jurisdiction to such council, because of noncompliance with existing law as
                     to publication of copies of ordinance, and posting of handbills prior to the
                     final passage of such ordinance, or because the ordinance itself or the
                     official record book containing the same has been lost, mislaid, or
                     destroyed, or has not been transcribed in the official record book, or for any
                     other reason, the cost of such improvement, or a portion thereof, cannot be
                     legally assessed upon the property bounding or abutting upon the street or
                     part thereof improved, or owing to some defect in the statement of claim
                     filed to secure the lien or the failure of the borough solicitor to sign the same
                     for the cost of such improvement, payment thereof cannot be enforced as
                     was contemplated by the act or acts of the General Assembly under which
                     the improvement was attempted to be made and statement of claim filed,
Validation.          now, by this act, such improvements are made valid and binding, and the
                     council of such incorporated borough may cause the property bounding or
                     abutting upon the street or part thereof, upon which the improvement has
                     been made or is now being made, to be assessed, in the manner now
                     provided by law, with such a portion of the cost of such improvement as is
                     contemplated by the law under which the improvement was made or
                     attempted to be made or is now „being made. Such assessment shall be a
                     lien upon the property assessed. The lien shall date from the completion of
Lien.                the improvement for which the assessment is made, and shall remain a lien
                     until fully paid and satisfied: Provided, That a writ of scire facias is issued
                     to revive the same during every period of five years after the lien is filed as
                     hereinafter provided.
                       Section 2. The council of any incorporated borough of this
                     Commonwealth entitled to a lien under this act shall file a lien therefor in
Filing.
                     the office of the prothonotary of the county within which the property lies,
                     within six months after the completion of the work where the improvement
                     is now in progress, within six months after the approval of this act where the
                     improvement is now completed, and the same shall be entered upon record
                     as other municipal claims. Such liens shall state the name of the party
Contents.
                     claimant, which shall be the corporate name of the borough making the
                     improvement; the name of the owner or reputed owner of the property
                     assessed; a reasonable description of the property assessed;
the amount or sum claimed to be due, which shall include interest on the
assessment from the completion of the improvement where the                        Evidence.
improvement is now being made, or from date of the filing of such claim
where the improvement has been heretofore completed; for what
improvement the claim is made; the date of its completion; the date of the         Interest and costs.
assessment for which the lien is filed. Such lien, when so filed, shall be
prima facie evidence of all matters therein set forth, and of the right of the
borough to recover the amount therein claimed to be due, together with the
interest from the date of the lien or completion of the improvement, costs,
and an attorney‟s commission of five per centum for collecting.
        Section 3. The claim, when so filed, shall be proceeded upon for
                                                                                   Collection.
collection by writ of scire facias: Provided, That this act shall not apply to     Proviso.
any proceeding, suit, or lien, wherein a final order or judgment of any court
of record has already been made or entered.
        APPROVED-The 30th day of April, A. D. 1919.
                                                           WM. C. SPROUL.




                                  No. 71.

                                 AN ACT
        Providing for the relocation, alteration, and vacation of public roads
and highways, approaching, leading into, or contiguous to parks and public
grounds, title to which parks and public grounds is vested in the State of
Pennsylvania, and providing remedies therefor.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever a public road or              Public roads and
highway within a park or public ground, title to which park or public              highways.
grounds is vested in the State of Pennsylvania, is laid out, located, relocated,
altered, or vacated, in such manner that a public road or highway,
approaching, leading into, or contiguous to such park or public grounds,           Approaching, leading
shall become either useless, inconvenient, or burdensome, such public road         into, or contiguous to
or highway, approaching, leading into, or contiguous to such park or public        parks, or public grounds.
grounds, may be altered, relocated, or vacated, by the township supervisors        Alteration, relocation, or
or other officials charged with the duty of maintaining such roads or              vacation.
highways, in whole or in part, for the purpose of making it convenient and
suitable as an approach to the roads and highways within said park or public
grounds, upon the consent and agreement of: (a) the commissioners or               Consent and agreement
                                                                                   of proper officials and
officials charged with the care and management of said park or public              abutting owners.
grounds; (b) the township supervisors or other officials charged with the
duty of maintaining said roads or highways, approaching, leading into, or
contiguous to said park or public grounds; and (c) the property owners
owning the majority of the frontage of land abutting upon the relocated
portion of the roads or highway, approaching, leading into, or contiguous to
said park or public grounds.
Filing of consent      Section 2. The filing of the consent and agreement of commissioners or
and agreement.       officials charged with the care and management of such park or public
                     grounds, the township supervisors or officials charged with the maintenance
                     of said roads and highways, and of the property owners, provided for in
                     section one of this act, in the court of quarter sessions of the county or
                     counties in which the altered, relocated, or vacated road or highway is
                     situate, shall have the same force and effect as the filing and the approval
                     and absolute confirmation :by the court of quarter sessions of a report of
                     viewers appointed in accordance with the general road law, and shall have
                     the same force and effect as though said viewers had laid out, located,
                     relocated, altered, or vacated such road or highway in accordance with the
                     agreement filed as aforesaid, and the report of said viewers had been filed,
                     approved and absolutely confirmed by the court.
                       Section 3. The filing of said agreement to the court of quarter sessions
Conclusiveness.
                     shall be conclusive as to the question of the necessity for the laying out,
                     location, relocation, alteration, or vacation of said roads or highways, as
                     contained in the said agreement, and as to whether the said roads or
                     highways, as laid out, located, relocated, altered, or vacated, are useless,
                     inconvenient, and burdensome.
Maintenance and
repair.                Section 4. Such road or highway, when altered or relocated, shall be
                     maintained and repaired in the same manner as other township roads are
                     maintained and repaired.
Rights of property     Section 5. The owner of any land through which any public road or
owners.              highway may be relocated as provided for in the provisions of this act, may
                     apply by petition to the court of quarter sessions of the proper county,
                     setting forth the injury which he or she may have sustained by reason of the
                     relocation of the said public road or highway, and the proceedings relative
                     the assessment and payment of damages of said land owner shall be in
                     accordance with the provisions the existing general road laws.
Repeal.                Section 6. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this
                     act are hereby repealed.
                       APPROVED-The 1st day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                   WM. C. SPROUL.



                                                        No. 72

                                                       AN ACT
                       To amend an act, approved the seventh day of June, one thousand nine
                     hundred and seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, five hundred and sixty), entitled
                     “An act to amend an act, approved the ninth day of April, one thousand nine
                     hundred fifteen, entitled „An act to amend an act, entitled „An act to amend
                     an act, entitled „An act to amend an act, entitled „An act to amend an act,
                     entitled „An act to amend an act, entitled „
An act authorizing companies incorporated under the laws of any other State
of the United States for the manufacture of any form of iron, steel, or glass,
to erect and maintain buildings and manufacturing establishments, and to
take, have, and hold real estate necessary and proper for manufacturing
purposes,‟ approved the ninth day of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight
hundred and eighty-one; extending the same to companies formed for the
purpose of quarrying slate, granite, stone, or rocks, or for dressing,
polishing, working, or manufacturing the same, or any of them, and to
mineral springs companies, incorporated for the purpose of bottling and
selling natural mineral springs water, approved the sixteenth day of June,
Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three,‟ approved the
nineteenth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and one;
extending the same to companies formed for the purposes of manufacturing
and selling chemicals, foodstuffs, cement and cement products, and the
quarrying of cement rock,‟ approved May twenty-eighth, one thousand nine
hundred and seven; extending the same to companies incorporated for the
manufacture, buying, selling, leasing, using, and operation of electrical
apparatus and machinery, and articles of every kind appertaining to or in
anywise connected with the production, use, regulation, control,
distribution, or application of electricity or electrical energy or products for
any use or purpose; constructing, acquiring, using, selling, buying, or
leasing any works, construction or plant, or part thereof, connected with or
involving such use, distribution, regulation, control, or application of
electricity, or the control or use of electrical apparatus for any purpose; and
of producing, furnishing, and supplying electricity or electrical apparatus in
any form and for any purpose, and to carry on a general manufacturing
business,‟ approved the twenty-third day of June, one thousand nine
hundred and eleven; by extending the same to companies incorporated for
the purpose of refining, manufacturing, or sale of petroleum and petroleum
products,‟ by extending the same to corporations incorporated for the
manufacture of leather or articles containing leather,” by extending the same
to companies incorporated for the purpose of buying, selling,
manufacturing, or processing of silk or silk products.
    Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That so much of the act, approved the           Foreign corporations.
seventh day of June, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen (Pamphlet
Laws, five hundred and sixty), as reads as follows:-
    Section 1. It shall and may be lawful for any company incorporated             Part of section 1, act
under the laws of any other State for the manufacture of any form of iron,         of June 7,1917 (P. L.
steel, or glass, or for the quarrying of slate, granite, cement rock, stone, or    560), cited for
rocks of any kind, or for dressing, polishing, or manufacturing the same, or       amendment.
any of them, or for any mineral springs company incorporated for the
purpose of bottling and selling natural mineral springs water, or for any
company incorporated for the purpose of manufacturing, supplying,
                      the sale of ice, or for the manufacture and sale of chemicals, or for the
                      manufacture and sale of foodstuffs and eatables, cement and cement
                      products, and the quarrying of cement rock, or for the manufacture, buying,
                      selling, leasing, using, and operation of electrical apparatus and machinery,
                      and articles of every kind appertaining to or in anywise connected with the
                      production, use, regulation, control, distribution, or application of electricity
                      or electrical energy or products for any use or purpose; constructing,
                      acquiring, using, selling, buying, or leasing any works, construction, or
                      plant, or part thereof, connected with or involving such use, distribution,
                      regulation, control, or application of electricity, or the control or use of
                      electrical apparatus for any purpose, and of producing, furnishing, and
                      supplying electricity or electrical apparatus in any form and for any purpose,
                      and ,to carry on a general manufacturing business, or for the refining,
                      manufacturing, or sale of petroleum and petroleum products, or for the
                      manufacture of any form of leather, or any article or things which may be
                      manufactured from leather, or articles or things in which leather is a
                      component part,-to erect and maintain buildings and manufacturing
                      establishments within this Commonwealth, and to have and hold real estate
                      to an amount necessary and proper therefor: Provided, That nothing herein
                      contained shall be deemed to prevent or relieve real estate, taken and held
                      by such company under the provisions of this statute, from being taxed in
                      like manner with other real estate within this Commonwealth: And provided
                      further, That no foreign corporations shall be entitled to employ any greater
                      amount of capital in any such business in this State than the same kind of
                      corporations organized under the laws of this State are entitled to employ:
                      And provided further, That every such foreign corporation, doing business
                      as aforesaid in this Commonwealth, shall be liable to taxation to an amount
                      not exceeding that imposed on corporations organized for similar purposes
                      under the laws of this State, and every such foreign corporation, taking the
                      benefit of this act, shall make the same returns to the Auditor General that
                      are now required by law of the corporations of this State,” is hereby
                      amended to read as follows:-
                        Section 1. It shall and may be lawful for any company incorporated under
Certain foreign
corporations may
                      the laws of any other State for the manufacture of any form of iron, steel, or
erect buildings and   glass, or for the quarrying of slate, granite, cement rock, stone, or rocks of
hold real estate.     any kind, or for dressing, polishing, or manufacturing the same, or any of
                      them, or for any mineral springs company incorporated for the purpose of
                      bottling and selling natural mineral springs water, or for any company
                      incorporated for the purpose of manufacturing, supplying, and sale of ice ,
                      or for the manufacture and sale of chemicals, or for the manufacture and
                      sale of foodstuffs and eatables, cement and cement products, and the
                      quarrying of cement rock, or for the manufacture, buying, selling, leasing,
                      using, and operation of electrical apparatus and machinery, and articles of
                      every kind appertaining to or in anywise connected with the production, use,
                      regulation, control, distribution, or application of electricity or electrical
                      energy or products, for any use or purpose; constructing, acquiring, using,
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selling, buying, or leasing any works, construction, or plant, or part thereof,
connected with or involving such use, distribution, regulation, control, or
application of electricity, or the control or use of electrical apparatus for any
purpose, and of producing, furnishing, and supplying electricity or electrical
apparatus in any form and for any purpose, and to carry on a general
manufacturing business, or for the refining, manufacturing, or sale of
petroleum and petroleum products, or for the manufacture of any form of
leather, or any article or things which may be manufactured from leather, or
articles or things in which leather is a component part, or the buying,             Silk companies..
selling, manufacturing, or processing of silk or silk products,-to erect and
maintain buildings and manufacturing establishments within this
Commonwealth, and to have and hold real estate to an amount necessary
                                                                                    Proviso.
and proper therefor: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be
deemed to prevent or relieve real estate, taken and held by such company
under the provisions of this statute, from being taxed in like manner with          Taxation.
other real estate within this Commonwealth: And provided further, That no
foreign corporations shall be entitled to employ any greater amount of              Proviso.
capital in any such business in this State than the same kind of corporations       Capital.
organized under the laws of this State are entitled to employ: And provided         Proviso.
further, That every such foreign corporation, doing business as aforesaid in
this Commonwealth, shall be liable to taxation to an amount not exceeding
that imposed on corporations organized for similar purposes under the laws
                                                                                    Returns to Auditor
of this State, and every such foreign corporation, taking the benefit of this       General.
act, shall make the same returns to the Auditor General that are now
required by law of the corporations of this State.
        APPROVED-The 1st day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                              WM. C. SPROUL.



                                  No. 73.
                                  AN ACT
    To provide for the acknowledgment of deeds, mortgages, and other
instruments of writing, concerning property in Pennsylvania, by persons in
the military and naval service of the United States or of this
Commonwealth, and to confirm acknowledgments heretofore made by such
persons.
    Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That all deeds, mortgages, or other
instruments of writing, which may hereafter be made by any person in the            Acknowledgments.
military or naval service of the United States or of this Commonwealth,             Deeds, etc., by
concerning lands, tenements, hereditaments, or property, or any estate or           persons In military
interest therein, lying or being within this Commonwealth, which may                or naval service.
hereafter be acknowledged or approved, in the manner directed and
provided by the laws of this Commonwealth, before any judge advocate,               Property within
general or special, or any person holding the rank of second lieutenant or          state.
                                             LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA,
                         ensign, or any higher rank in the military or naval service of the United
Army or Naval
officers.
                         States or of this Commonwealth. shall be valid to all intents and purposes,
                         and be in like manner entitled to be recorded, as if the same had been
Recordation.             acknowledged and proven before a notary public or other officer within this
                         Commonwealth having authority to take such proofs or acknowledgments
                         according to the existing laws of this Commonwealth; and where any such
                         instruments, so acknowledged before the officers hereinbefore referred to,
                         have heretofore been admitted to record in the proper office of this
                         Commonwealth, the record thereof shall be as good and valid as if the same
Validation.              had been recorded subsequent to the passage of this act: Provided, That this
                         act shall not apply to any case in which an action is now pending or has
                         been heretofore judicially determined.
                           APPROVED-The 1st day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                  WM. C. SPROUL.


                                                           No. 74.
                                                           AN ACT
                          Relating to police pension funds in cities of the third class, authorizing such
                                          cities to appropriate certain moneys thereto.
Cities of third class.     Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That there may paid to the organization or
Police pension           association constituting and having in charge the distribution of police
fund.                    pension funds in every city of the third class, one per centum of all city
                         taxes collected by the city, other than taxes levied to pay interest on or
Appropriation of
city taxes.
                         extinguish the debt the municipality or any part thereof.
                           Section 2. The organization herein mentioned shall consist only of such as
Official                 is by city ordinance designated as the official and authorized organization
organization.            association to hold, receive, and distribute the funds or moneys for the
                         purpose of pensioning the police officers of said cities.
                           APPROVED-The 1st day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                      WM. C. SPROUL.


                                                           No. 75.
                                                           AN ACT
                         To prevent the felonious taking and stealing of motor vehicles, and the
                         receiving and purchasing of stolen motor vehicles.
Motor vehicles.            Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That if any person shall feloniously take or
Stealing.                steal any motor vehicle, shall be an accessory thereto before or after the fact,
Accessory.               or shall receive or purchase any motor vehicle knowing the same to have
Receiving or             been stolen, the person so offending shall be guilty of a felony, and, upon
purchasing.
Felony.
                         conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding five
Penalty.                 thousand dollars, and to undergo imprisonment by separate or solitary
                         confinement at labor exceeding ten years.
                         APPROVED-The 1st day of May, A. D. 1919.
                               LAWS OF PENNSYLANIA,
                                                   WM. C. SPROUL.


                                    No. 76.
                                    AN ACT
        Authorizing the judges of the court of common pleas and orphans‟
courts, in certain counties, to adopt a uniform system of indices in the
offices of the recorder of deeds, prothonotary, and register of wills and clerk
of the orphans‟ court, and providing for the installation of the same at the
cost of the county.                                                                   Counties having a
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in counties the Commonwealth              population of more than
having a population of more one million and less than one million five                1,000,000 an less than
                                                                                      1,500,000
hundred thousand inhabitants, the judges of the court of common pleas and             Courts shall establish
the judges of the orphans‟ court shall, at a joint meeting, agree upon and            uniform system of
adopt a uniform system of indexing for the offices of the recorder deeds,             indexing for certain
prothonotary, and register of wills and of the orphans‟ court.                        office.
        Section 2. The system of indexing so agreed shall include the
                                                                                      What the system hall
indexing of deeds, mortgages, assignments, in the office of the recorder of           Include.
deeds; indexing of suits, judgments, tax liens, and sheriffs‟ deeds, in the
office of the prothonotary; and the indexing of wills, estates, distributions,
and partition proceedings, in the office of the register of wills clerk of the
orphans‟ court. The judges shall establish uniform systems for such other
indices such offices as to them may appear necessary proper.
        Section 3. Such indices shall be prepared installed, under the                Cost.
direction of the judges, within one year after the passage of this act, and
shall installed at the cost of the county.
        APPROVED-The 1st day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                           WM. C. SPROUL.


                                     No. 77.

                                    AN ACT
         To amend the first section of an act, entitled “An act to encourage
county historical societies,” approved the twenty-first day of May, Anno
Domini one thousand nine hundred and one, as amended by the act,
approved the thirty-first day of March, „one thousand nine hundred and
fifteen, so as to increase the sum that may be appropriated to such societies,
and providing for joint appropriations.
         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the first section of the act, entitled Country historicalsocities.
“An act to encourage county historical societies,” approved the twenty-first
day of May, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and one, as amended
by the act, approved the thirty-first day of March, Anno Domini one
thousand nine hundred and fifteen, which reads as follows:-
                                           LAWS OF PENNSYLVNIA
Section 1, act of    “Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the passage of this act,
May 21, 1901
                     the commissioners‟ board of the respective counties of this Commonwealth
(P. L. 274), as 1,
act of March 31,     may, in its discretion, pay out of the county funds not otherwise
1915 (P. L. 36),     appropriated, and upon proper voucher being given, a sum not exceeding
cited for            two hundred dollars annually, to the historical society of said county, to
amendment.           assist in paying the running expenses thereof: Provided, however, That in
                     counties where the population exceeds one million, the commissioners’
                     board may, in its discretion, pay out of the county funds not otherwise
                     appropriated, and upon proper voucher being given, a sum not exceeding
                     one thousand dollars, annually, to the chief historical society in said county,
                     to assist in paying the running expenses thereof,” be amended so as to read
                     as follows:-
County                 Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the passage of this act,
commissioners.       the commissioners‟ board of the respective counties of this Commonwealth
                     may, in its discretion, pay out of the county funds not otherwise
Annual               appropriated, and upon proper vouchers being given, a sum not exceeding
appropriations.
                     one thousand dollars, annually, to the historical society of said county, to
                     assist in paying the running expenses thereof. Where such a society is
Joint                comprised of residents of more than one county, the commissioners of said
appropriations.      respective counties may jointly pay said sum in such proportion as they shall
                     agree.
                     APPROVED-The 1st day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                WM. C. SPROUL.




                                                        No. 78.

                                                       AN ACT
                     Providing for a cash deposit in lieu of bail in cases of arrest, and prescribing
                                        the fees of the sheriff in case of forfeiture.
Bail.                  Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in all cases of arrest for any bailable
                     offense or tort, under either civil or criminal process, it shall be lawful for
Cash.
                     the defendant to deposit with the clerk of the court having jurisdiction of the
Receipt.             case the sum of money in which bail is demanded, in lieu of the bail now
                     provided for by law. Upon making such deposit, the defendant shall receive
                     from the said officer a receipt for the sum so deposited, and he shall be
Discharge.
                     forthwith discharged from arrest in the action in which said deposit was
                     made, and the liability of the other bail,. if any has been given, shall cease
                     and determine.
Condition.             Section 2. Such cash bail shall be conditioned that the defendant appear,
                     and abide the event of the action, and, in case of forfeiture, the proceedings
Forfeiture.
                     thereon shall be had in the same manner and subject to the same laws as is
                     now provided for the forfeiting of recognizances.
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         Section 3. On all sums realized on final judgment, the sheriff of the    Commission of
county shall be entitled to a commission charge of two per centum on the          sheriff.
first five hundred dollars, and one-half per centum on the sum in excess of
that amount.
         Section 4. Wherever the liability of the bail in such case is            Refund.
terminated, the clerk of the court shall return to such person the sum of
money so deposited with him.
Section 5. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
                                                                                  Repeal.
APPROVED-The 1st day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                             WM. C. SPROUL.



                                   No. 79.

                                 AN ACT
        Creating a State Art Commission in the Board of Commissioners of
Public Grounds and Buildings; requiring the approval of the commission of
the design and location of all public monuments, memorials, buildings, or
other structures, and certain private structures, proposed to be erected
anywhere in this Commonwealth other than in cities of the first and second
classes.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That a State Art Commission is hereby      State Art commission.
created in the Department of Public Grounds and Buildings, consisting of
five citizens of this Commonwealth, to be appointed by the Governor, by           Appointment.
and with the advice and consent of the Senate, for the term of three years.
                                                                                  Vacancies.
All vacancies on the commission shall be filled by the Governor. Three
members shall constitute a quorum.                                                Quorum.
        Section 2. The members of the commission shall serve without
compensation, but shall be paid all actual traveling and other necessary          Compensation.
                                                                                  Expenaes.
expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
        Section 3. The Governor shall appoint a president and a secretary of      Officers.
the commission. The commission shall have power to adopt its own rules of
procedure, and to prescribe regulations for the submission to it of all matters   Rules.
within its jurisdiction.
        Section 4. The Board of Public Grounds and Buildings shall furnish
                                                                                  Offices.
such offices for the commission as shall be required, and shall also furnish
to it such clerical and other assistants as it may require, and fix the           Assistants.
compensation of the persons so employed.
        Section 5. From and after the approval of this act, no public
monument, memorial, building, or other structure shall become the property
of the Commonwealth or any subdivision thereof, by purchase, gift, or
otherwise, unless a design for the same, and the proposed location thereof,
shall have first been submitted to, and approved by, the State Art
Commission.
                                             LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA
                           No construction or erection of any public monument, building, or other
                         structure, which is to be paid for, either wholly or in part, by appropriation
                         from the State Treasury or from any subdivision of the State, or for which
                         the State or any subdivision is to furnish a site, shall be begun unless the
                         design and proposed location thereof shall have been approved by such
                         commission.
Approval of location       No monument, memorial, building, or other structure, belonging to any
and design of private    person or corporation, shall be. erected upon or extend over any highway,
memorials, etc.
                         stream, lake, square, park, or other public place, within any sub division of
                         this State, except the design for and the location thereof shall have been
                         approved by such commission.
                           Section 6. The commission shall submit annually to the Governor, on or
Reports.                 before the first Monday of December, a report of its proceedings during that
                         year, together with such recommendations as the commission shall deem
                         conducive to the improvement of the Commonwealth or any subdivision
                         thereof.
Expenses.                  Section 7. The expenses of the commission and the compensation of
                         employes shall be paid out of appropriations to be made to the Department
                         of Public Grounds and Buildings.
Cities of first and        Section 8. The provisions of this act do not apply to a city of the first or
second classes.          second class. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby
Repeal.                  repealed.
                           APPROVED-The 1st day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                    WM. C. SPROUL.


                                                            No. 80.

                                                          AN ACT
                           To amend section fifteen, paragraph (b) of an act, approved the seventh
                         day of June, one thousand nine hundred seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, four
                         hundred forty-seven), known as “The Fiduciaries Act of one thousand nine
                         hundred and seventeen,” so as to further limit the period within which a
                         bond, covenant, debt, or demand, not payable within one year after the
                         decease of the debtor, shall remain a lien upon the real estate of such
                         decedent.
Decedents‟ estates.        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section fifteen, paragraph (b) of an act,
                         approved the seventh day of June, one thousand nine hundred seventeen
                         (Pamphlet Laws, four hundred forty-seven), known as “The Fiduciaries Act
                         of one thousand nine hundred seventeen,” which reads as follows:-
                           “(b) No bond, covenant, debt, or demand which is not payable within the
Section 15, paragraph
(b) of the act of June   said period of one year after the decease of the debtor shall remain a lien
7, 1917 (P. L. 447),     upon the real estate of such decedent longer than one year after his death,
cited for amendment.     unless, within said period after his decease, a copy or particular written
                         statement thereof be filed in the office of
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the prothonotary of the county where the real estate to be charged is situate,
and be indexed against the decedent and the executor or administrator in the
judgment index in the county where the executor or administrator resides,
and also in the county in which the real estate sought to be charged is
situate; and then to be a lien only for the period of one year after the said
bond, covenant, debt, or demand becomes due, unless, within said period of
one year, an action for the recovery thereof be brought, indexed, and duly
prosecuted to judgment as provided in clause (a) of this section,” is hereby
amended to read as follows:-
        (b) No bond, covenant, debt, or demand, which is not payable within       Debts not due within one
the said period of one year after the decease of the debtor, shall remain a       year.
lien upon the real estate of such decedent longer than one year after his         Lien.
death, unless, within said period after his decease, a copy or particular
written statement thereof be filed in the office of the prothonotary of the
county where the real estate to be charged is situate, and be indexed against
the decedent and the executor or administrator in the judgment index in the
county where the executor or administrator resides, and also in the county in
which the real estate sought to be charged is situate; and then to be a lien
only for the period of one year after the said bond, covenant, debt, or
demand becomes due, unless, within said period of one year, an action for
the recovery thereof be brought, indexed, and duly prosecuted to judgment
as provided in clause (a) of this section: Provided, That when such bond,         Proviso.
covenant, debt, or demand does not become due within five years from the          Debts not due within five
date of the death of such decedent, a renewal of, the entry of such action        years.
                                                                                  Renewal.
upon the judgment index as aforesaid, shall, upon the order of the plaintiff
or his attorney duly filed in said prothonotary’s office, be noted on said
index within every recurring period of five years, otherwise the same shall
cease to be a lien.
        APPROVED-The 2nd day of May, A. D. .1919.
                                                           WM. C. SPROUL.


                                  No 81.
                                  AN ACT
        To carry out the provisions of section eight, article nine of the
Constitution of the State of Pennsylvania, as amended, and, for that purpose,
prescribing the method of determining the amount which may be deducted
in ascertaining the borrowing capacity of the city of Philadelphia by
excluding from the calculation, and deducting from its indebtedness, so
much of the debt of said city as shall have been incurred and the proceeds
thereof invested in any public improvements of any character which shall be
yielding to the said city an annual current net revenue.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever the city of Philadelphia
shall have incurred any debt or debts for, and the proceeds thereof shall have City of Philadelphia.
been invested in, any public improvements of any character which shall be
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Borrowing capacity.      yielding to the said city an annual current net revenue, the said city may, at
                         any time and from time to time, present its petition to any of the courts of
                         common pleas of the county in which such city is situated for the purpose of
                         having determined the amount of its debt which may be deducted from its
                         indebtedness in ascertaining the borrowing capacity of the said city as
                         provided in section eight, article nine of the Constitution of the State of
                         Pennsylvania, as amended. The said petition shall contain an enumeration of
                         any public improvement or improvements yielding such annual current net
Exclusion of certain     revenue, the amount of indebtedness which shall have been incurred for, and
debts.                   the proceeds thereof invested in, such public improvement or improvements,
                         the gross revenue from each of said improvements during the year
Petition to court.       immediately preceding the time of filing such petition, and the average rate
Contents.
                         of interest and sinking-fund charges payable upon the indebtedness incurred
                         by said city as to each of such improvements; and it may, at the option of
                         the petitioner, also contain a statement of the deductions deemed proper to
                         be made from the gross revenue there from in order to ascertain the current
                         net revenue from each improvement during the preceding year, together
                         with such details with regard to the said gross revenue and deductions there
                         from as may be, in the opinion of the petitioner, necessary for making such
                         computation, as well as a calculation of the capitalization of such annual
                         current net revenue at the average rate of interest and sinking-fund charges
                         payable upon the indebtedness incurred by the said city for the purpose of
                         the said public improvements, and together with such other information as
                         may be pertinent to the ends of the inquiry. The petition, hereinabove
                         provided for, shall be made and sworn or affirmed to by the mayor, and
Attesting and filling.   shall be filed by the city solicitor, having first been attested by the city
                         controller and by the head of the department or other branch of the city
                         government having the management of such improvements and by the chief
                         of the bureau in immediate charge thereof, as to the matters within their
                         special knowledge or control, respectively:
                           Section 2. Upon the filing of the aforesaid petition, the court in which it
Time for application.    shall have been filed shall fix a date, not less than three weeks nor more than
                         five weeks thereafter, for the making of an application pursuant to the
Notice.                  prayer of said petition, and notice of the filing thereof and of the date fixed
                         for making such application shall be published „by the mayor not less than
                         once a week, for three weeks, in three daily newspapers of general
                         circulation, published in said city, to be designated by the court, and in the
                         legal journal in which legal notices are regularly printed. On or before the
                         date so fixed, all parties in interest, including the. taxpayers, the owners or
                         holders of bonds or other securities of said city, or otherwise, may appear in
                         person or by attorney, and file with the said court a verified answer to the
                         aforesaid petition. Upon the date so appointed for the making of such
                         application, or at such time thereafter, as it or he may fix, the said court or
Answer.
                         one of the judges thereof shall proceed forthwith to take the testimony of the
                         parties so appearing, and to hear argument thereon, as in other cases, at
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which taking of testimony and hearing of argument, all parties shall be            Hearing.
entitled to present evidence, to be heard, and to file briefs, as the said judge
or court may direct.
        Section 3. After hearing the allegations and proofs and the
arguments thereon of the respective parties, the court or the judge before
whom such hearing is had shall render a decision, stating how much of the          Decision.
debt of the said city shall have been incurred and the proceeds thereof
invested in any public improvements of any character which shall be
yielding to the said city an annual current net revenue, how much of such
debt shall have been so incurred and the proceeds thereof so invested in
each of such public improvements, the amount of the gross revenue and the
net revenue from each such public improvement during the year
immediately preceding the time of such ascertainment, with such particulars
as shall show how the computation of the net revenue is made, the average
rate of interest and sinking-fund charges payable upon the indebtedness
incurred by the said city for each such improvement, and the capitalization
of the principal amount which would yield such annual current net revenue
at the average rate of interest and sinking-fund charges payable upon the          Order.
indebtedness incurred by the said city therefor; and shall make an order
fixing the total amount which for that reason the said city may exclude from
the calculation and deduct from its debt in ascertaining its borrowing
capacity. Should such a hearing be before a judge of the said court,               Exceptions.
exceptions to his findings aid decision may be filed by any party in interest
who shall have appeared, as aforesaid, within ten (10) days after such
decision shall have been rendered and notice of said findings and decision
shall have „been given to all parties by the prothonotary of the court, and the
said exceptions shall be heard and disposed of by the court in bane, in the
same manner, and subject to the same rules, as govern the hearing of
exceptions upon trials in equity. If no exceptions be filed within ten (10)
days to the findings and decision of such judge, they shall be final and
conclusive. Upon the making of such order by the court or by a judge
thereof, if no exceptions be filed to his decision, the amount so ascertained      Indebtedness to be
shall thereupon be wholly excluded in determining the power of such city to        excluded.
become otherwise indebted.
Section 4. After the determination of the court of common pleas, either upon
exceptions as aforesaid or upon hearing by it in the first instance, and after
the order of the court for the purpose of giving effect thereto, an appeal may
be taken to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth in the manner
prescribed for other similar appeals, but such appeal must be taken within
                                                                                   Appeals.
twenty (20) days after the entry of the order and determination complained
of, security to be fixed by the court and entered as in other cases, and all
such appeals shall be heard by the Supreme Court in any district in which it
may be in session; but such determination and order of the court of common
                       pleas shall not be subject to any other appeal or review, or to collateral
                       attack of any kind whatsoever, but shall, with respect to the validity of all
                       municipal loans, and in all other respects, be final and conclusive; and the
                       proceeding herein provided for shall be the sole and exclusive method of
                       determining the aforesaid matters relating to the amount of the debt of the
                       city of Philadelphia which may be deducted from its indebtedness, in
                       ascertaining its borrowing capacity, by reason of such debt having been
                       incurred and the proceeds thereof invested in any public improvements of
                       any character which shall be yielding to the said city an annual current net
                       revenue.
                         Section 5. The act of Assembly, approved the twenty-fourth day of July,
Act o July 24. 1913    one thousand nine hundred and thirteen, entitled “An act to prescribe the
(P. L. 973),cited or   method by which shall be determined the amount of any debt theretofore
repeal,
                       incurred or thereafter to be incurred by any city of the first class for the
                       construction and development of subways for transit purposes, or for the
                       construction of wharves and docks, or the reclamation of land to be used in
                       the construction of a system of wharves and docks, as public improvements,
                       to be owned by such city, which may be excluded in ascertaining the power
                       of such city to increase its indebtedness pursuant to the provisions of article
                       nine, section eight of the Constitution, as amended; and to confer
                       jurisdiction upon any of the courts of common pleas of the county in which
                       such city is situated to determine the amount of any debt to be so excluded,
                       with an appeal to the Supreme Court within one month from the date of such
                       determination,” and all other acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith or
                       supplied hereby be, and the same are hereby, repealed.
                         APPROVED-The 2nd day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                  WM. C. SPROUL.


                                                         No. 82.
                                                         AN ACT
                         To amend section two of an act, approved the twenty-eighth day of May,
                       one thousand nine hundred and thirteen (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred and
                       seventy-eight), entitled “An act authorizing certain corporations to issue
                       preferred stock of one or more classes; providing for the manner of
                       issuance, restrictions and regulations in the matter of voting thereof, and the
                       rights and privileges of the holders thereof; and repealing all acts or parts of
                       acts inconsistent therewith.”
Corporations.            Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section two of an act, approved the
                       twenty-eighth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and thirteen
                       (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred and seventy-eight), entitled “An act
                       authorizing certain corporations to issue preferred stock of one or more
Issue of preferred     classes; providing for the manner of issuance, restrictions and regulations in
stock.                 the matter of voting thereof, and the rights and privileges of the holders
                       thereof; and repealing all acts or parts of acts inconsistent therewith,” which
                       reads as follows:-
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        “Section 2. This act shall not apply to the following classes of        Section 2, act of
                                                                                Mays28, 1913 (P. L.
corporations; namely,-building and loan associations; insurance, banking,       378), cited for
trust companies; and such companies as are required by the provisions of an     amendment.
act, entitled „An act to provide for the incorporation and regulation of
certain corporations,‟ approved the twenty-ninth day of April, one thousand
eight hundred and seventy-four (Pamphlet Laws, seventy-three), and
supplements thereto, to have their charters approved by the courts of
common pleas,” is hereby amended to read as follows:-
        Section 2. This act shall not apply to the following classes of         Excepted corporations
corporations; namely,-building and loan associations, insurance, banking
companies, and such companies as are required by the provisions of an act,
entitled “An act to provide for the incorporation and regulation of certain
corporations,” approved the twenty-ninth day of April, one thousand eight
hundred and seventy-four (Pamphlet Laws, seventy three), and supplements
thereto, to have their charters approved by the courts of common pleas.
        APPROVED-The 2nd day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                            WM. C. SPROUL.
.


                                  No. 83.

                                 AN ACT
        To amend part of section one of an act, approved the ninth day of
April, one thousand nine hundred and fifteen (Pamphlet Laws, fifty-four),
entitled “An act to establish and regulate the fees to be charged and
collected by sheriffs in counties of this Commonwealth having a population
of not less than three hundred thousand nor more than one million five
hundred thousand inhabitants, as computed by the last preceding United
States census; the time and manner in which said fees shall be paid, the
publication and posting of said fees, the delivery of an itemized receipt for
official fees and legal costs received; and repealing all laws, general,
special, or local, or any parts thereof, that are or may be inconsistent
therewith,” extending the provisions of said act to counties having a
population of not less than two hundred thousand and not more than one
million five hundred thousand inhabitants.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That so much of section one of an act,
approved the ninth day of April, one thousand nine hundred and fifteen          Counties having a
                                                                                population ofless than
(Pamphlet Laws, fifty-four), entitled “An act to establish and regulate the     200,000 nor more
fees to be charged and collected by sheriffs in counties of this                than1,500,000.
Commonwealth having a population of not less than three hundred thousand
nor more than one million five hundred thousand inhabitants, as computed
„by the last preceding United States census;
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                            the time and manner in which said fees shall be paid, the publication and
                            posting of said fees, the delivery of an itemized receipt for official fees and
                            legal costs received; and repealing all laws, general, special, or local, or any
                            parts thereof, that are or may be inconsistent therewith,” which reads as
                            follows:-
                              “Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the passage and
Section 1, act ofApril 9,
1915 (P.L. 54), citedfor    approval of this act, the fees to be received by sheriffs in counties of this
amendment.                  Commonwealth having a population of not less than three hundred thousand
                            nor more than one million five hundred thousand inhabitants, as computed
                            by the last preceding United States census, shall be as follows,” is hereby
                            amended to read as follows:-
Fes for sheriff.              Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from. And after the passage and
                            approval of this act, the fees to be received by sheriffs in counties of this
                            Commonwealth having a population of not less than two hundred thousand
                            nor more than one million five hundred thousand inhabitants, as computed
                            by the last preceding United States census, shall be as follows:-
                            APPROVED-The 2nd day of May, A. D. 1919.
                            WM. C. SPROUL.



                                                              No. 84.
                                                             AN -ACT
                              To amend clause (a), section two of an act, approved the seventh day of
                            June, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, three
                            hundred and eighty-eight), entitled “An act relating to the jurisdiction,
                            powers, and procedure of the orphans‟ court and the court of common pleas
                            as to sales, mortgages, conveyances on ground-rent, leases, extinguishment
                            of ground-rents, partition, exchange, squaring and adjusting of lines between
                            adjoining owners, consolidation and combination of mining lands and the
                            leasing thereof, the joining by owners of undivided interests in making and
                            taking conveyances in order to change the route or location of any right of
                            way or passage over adjoining or other lands, and the subdivision of
                            premises so as to command the highest price or greatest rents, and, for such
                            purpose, the laying out or dedication of roads, streets, and alleys, or the
                            vacation of such as have not been accepted by the public authorities, where
                            the court shall be of opinion that such decree will be to the interest and
                            advantage of all those interested; and where the legal title is held by minors,
                            lunatics, habitual drunkards, or‟ weak minded persons, a married person
                            whose spouse is a lunatic, or has abandoned him or her for one year or has
                            been absent. and unheard of for seven years; by corporations having „no
                            capacity to convey or by any unincorporated association, by any religious,
                            beneficial, or charitable society or association, incorporated or
                            unincorporated, and the titles subject to forfeiture if real estate is held in
                            excess of the amount prescribed by its. charter or by law;
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by a corporation, or individual or, individuals, and is subject to a trust of any
description what-, ever; by any person as to whom a presumption of death
may have arisen, or any interest wherein is held by any‟ person under legal
disability to dispose thereof; where the legal title is an estate tail or is
subject to the lien of debts of .a decedent not of record, contingent
remainders, executory „devices, or remainders to a class, some or all of
whom may. not be in being or ascertained; where estates shall have been
devised or granted for special or limited purposes, where there i :a power of
sale but the time may not have arrived for its exercise, any. preliminary act
may not have been done to bring it into exercise, the time limited for its
exercise may have expired, or any one or more persons required to consent
or join in its exercise may be non compos mentis, have removed out of the
State, have died, refuse to act, unreasonably withhold consent, or be absent
and unheard of; where there has been or shall be a defective appointment in
any deed or will, and the necessary power is not given to the executor,
devisee, or appointee to make sale and conveyance; where a trust has been
created, and no power conferred on the trustee to do any of the acts which
the court is hereby empowered to authorize or confirm; and to the effects of
such decrees,” extending the provisions of said act to cases where real estate
or ground-rent issuing there out is held by a wife whose husband is a minor,
or by a married minor whose spouse is a minor.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That clause (a), section two of an act,      Revised Price Act of 1917
approved the seventh day of June, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen           amended.
(Pamphlet Laws, three hundred and eighty-eight), entitled An act relating to
the jurisdiction, powers, and procedure of the orphans‟ court and the court
of common pleas as to sales, mortgages, conveyances on ground-rents,
leases, extinguishment of ground-rents, partition, exchange, squaring and
adjusting of lines between adjoining owners, consolidation and combination
of mining lands and the leasing thereof, the joining by owners of undivided
interests in making and taking conveyances in order to change the route
location of any right of way or passage over adjoining or other lands, and
the subdivision of premises so as to command the highest price or greatest
rents, and, for such purpose, the laying out dedication of roads, streets, and
alleys, or the vacation of such as have not been accepted by the public
authorities, where the court shall be of opinion that such decree will be to
the interest and advantage of all those interested; and where the legal title
held by minors, lunatics, habitual drunkards, or weak-minded persons, a
married person whose spouse a lunatic, or has abandoned him or her for one
year has been absent and unheard of for seven years; corporations having no
capacity to convey or by any unincorporated association, by any religious,
beneficial, or charitable society or association, incorporated or
unincorporated, and the title is subject to forfeiture if real estate is held in
excess of the amount prescribed by its charter or by law; by a corporation,
or individual or individuals, and is subject to a trust of any description
whatever; by any person as to whom a presumption of death may have
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                        arisen, or any interest wherein is held by any person under legal disability to
                        dispose thereof; where the legal title is an estate tail or is subject to the lien
                        debts of a decedent not of record, contingent remainders, executory devices,
                        or remainders to a class, some or all of whom may not be in being or
                        ascertained; where estates shall have been devised or granted for special or
                        limited purposes, where there a power of sale but the time may not have
                        arrived for its exercise, any preliminary act may not have been done to bring
                        it into exercise, the time limited for its exercise may have expired, or any
                        one or more persons required to consent or join in its exercise may be non
                        compos mentis, have removed out of the State, have died, refuse to act,
                        unreasonably withhold consent, or be absent and unheard of; where there
                        has been or shall be a defective appointment in any deed or will and the
                        necessary power is not given to the executor, devisee, or appointee to make
                        sale and conveyance; where a trust has been created, and no power
                        conferred on the trustee to do any of the acts which the court is hereby
                        empowered to authorize or confirm; and to the effects of such decree,”
                        which reads as follows:-
Section 2, clause(a),     “(a) Where the legal title is held: (One) By minors, lunatics, or habitual
act of June 7, 1917     drunkards, so duly found by inquisition, or by weak-minded persons for
(P.L.388), cited for    whom guardians have been appointed; (Two) By a married woman or
amendment.              married man, whose spouse is lunatic or has abandoned him or her for one
                        year, or has been absent and unheard of for seven years; (Three) By
                        corporations of any kind having no capacity to convey, or by any
                        unincorporated association; (Four) By any religious, beneficial, or charitable
                        society or association, incorporated or unincorporated, and the title is
                        subject to forfeiture if real estate held in excess of the amount prescribed by
                        its charter, or now or hereafter prescribed by law; (Five) By corporation of
                        any kind, or individual or individuals, and is subject to a trust of any
                        description whatever; (Six) By any person who may have been absent and
                        unheard from for seven years under those circumstances from which the law
                        would presume his or her decease; (Seven) Or any interest therein is held by
                        any person under legal disability to dispose thereof,” is hereby amended to
                        read as follows:-
Cases in wich court       (a) Where the legal title is held: (One) By minors, lunatics, or habitual
may grant relif.        drunkards, so duly found by inquisition, or by weak-minded persons for
                        whom guardans have been appointed; (Two) By a wife whose husband is a
Title heldby person
whose spouse is         minor, or by a married minor whose spouse is a minor, or by a married
minor.                  woman or married man whose spouse is a lunatic, or has abandoned him or
                        her for one year, or has been absent and unheard of for seven years; (Three)
                        By corporations of any kind having no capacity to convey, or by any
                        unincorporated association; (Four) By any religious, beneficial, or charitable
                        society or association, incorporated or unincorporated, and the title is
                        subject to forfeiture if real estate is held in excess of the amount prescribed
                        by its charter, or now or hereafter prescribed by law; (Five) By a
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corporation of any kind, or individual or individuals, and is subject to a trust
of any description whatever; (Six) By any person who may have been
absent and unheard from for seven years under those circumstances from
which the law would presume his or her decease; (Seven) Or any interest
therein is held by any person under legal disability to dispose thereof.
        APPROVED-The 2nd day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                            WM. C. SPROUL.


                                  No. 85.
                                  AN ACT
To amend an act, approved the seventh day of June, one thousand nine
hundred seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, four hundred and forty-seven), known
as “The Fiduciaries Act of one thousand nine hundred seventeen,” to
authorize fiduciaries to pay an annual sum for the guarantee of the payment
of principal and interest of mortgages and other securities, in which funds
within their control may be invested.
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section forty one, subsection three,           Fiduciaries.
paragraph (b) of an act, approved the seventh day of June, one thousand            Guaranty of investments.
nine hundred seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, four hundred and forty-seven),
known as “The Fiduciaries Act of one thousand nine hundred seventeen,”
which reads as follows:-
        (b) Any fiduciary required by law, by the order of any orphans‟            Section 41, sub-section 3,
court, or by the provisions of any last will and testament, under or by            paragraph(b) of the 1917 (P.
authority of which such fiduciary is acting, to invest funds within his control    L. 447), cited for amendment
in mortgages or other securities, may include, as a part of the lawful expense
of executing his trust, a reasonable sum paid to a company, authorized under
the laws of this State so to do, for guaranteeing the payment of the principal
and interest of such mortgage or other securities, not exceeding one-half of
one per centum upon the principal of such mortgage or other securities,” is
hereby amended to read as follows:-
        (b) Any fiduciary required by law, by order of any orphans‟ court, or      Expense of precuring
by the provisions of any last will and testament under or by authority of          guaranty.
which such fiduciary is acting, to invest funds within his control in
mortgages or other securities, may include, as a part of the lawful expense
of executing his trust, a. reasonable sum paid to a company, authorized
under the laws of this State so to do, for guaranteeing the payment of the
principal and interest of such mortgage or other securities, not exceeding
one-half of one per centum per annum upon the principal of such mortgage
or other securities.
        APPROVED-The 2nd day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                            WM. C. SPROUL.
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                                                              No. 86.
                                                              AN ACT
                              To amend an act, approved the fifth day of July, one thousand nine
                            hundred seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, six hundred eighty four), entitled “An
                            act fixing the pay of election officers,” and also clerks appointed by the
                            inspectors.
Election officers.            Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of an act, approved the fifth
                            day of July, one thousand nine hundred seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, six
                            hundred eighty-four), entitled “An act fixing the pay of election officers,”
                            which reads as follows:-
Section 1, act of July 5,     “Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the minimum pay of all election
1917 L. L. 684), cited      officers is hereby fixed at five dollars per day. In any such election, district
amendment.
                            in which more than two hundred and fifty ballots are cast any election, each
                            election officer shall be paid one dollar for each one hundred ballots or
                            fractional part thereof cast after the first two hundred and fifty ballots, in
                            addition to the minimum pay herein provided for,” is hereby amended to
                            read as follows:-
Pay.                          Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the minimum pay of all judges of
                            election, inspectors, and clerks appointed by inspectors is hereby fixed at
                            five dollars per day. In any such election district in which more than two
                            hundred and fifty ballots are cast at any election, each judge, inspector, and
                            clerk shall be paid one dollar for each one hundred ballots or fractional part
                            thereof cast after the first two hundred and fifty ballots, in addition to the
                            minimum pay herein provided for.
                              APPROVED-The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                       WM. C. SPROUL.


                                                              No. 87.
                                                              AN ACT
                              To amend section two of an act, approved the twenty-sixth day of May,
                            one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven (Pamphlet Laws, ninety-five),
                            entitled “An act relating to proceedings where goods or chattels have been
                            levied upon or seized by the sheriff, and claimed to belong to others than the
                            defendant in the execution or process,” as amended.
                              Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section two of an act, approved the
                            twenty-sixth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven
Sheriff‟s interpleader.     (Pamphlet Laws, ninety-five), entitled “An act relating to proceedings where
                            goods or chattels have been levied upon or seized by the sheriff, and
                            claimed to belong to others than the defendant in the execution or process,”
                            as amended by the act, approved the eighth day of May, one thousand nine
                            hundred and nine (Pamphlet Laws, four hundred and seventy-five), entitled
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“An act to amend section two, section six, section seven, and section twelve
of an act, entitled „An act relating to proceedings where goods and chattels
have been levied upon or seized by the sheriff, and claimed to belong to
others than the defendant in the execution or process,‟ approved the twenty-
sixth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-
seven,” which reads as follows:-
         “Section 2. If the court shall make said rule absolute, the claimant     Section 2, act of
shall give bond to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with security to be          May 26. 1897 (P. L. 95),
approved by the court, if in term time, or a judge thereof, if in vacation, in    as amended by act of
                                                                                  May 8, 1909 (P. L. 475),
double the value of the goods and chattels claimed, in case the appraised
                                                                                  citied for amendment.
value of the said goods and chattels does not exceed the amount of the
judgment, interest, and costs upon which said execution is issued; and in
case the appraised value does not exceed the amount of said judgment and
interest, then bond to be given in double the amount of said judgment and
interest and probable costs; conditioned that he shall at all times maintain
his title to said goods and chattels, or pay the value thereof to the party
thereunto entitled, and thereupon the sheriff shall deliver said goods and
chattels to the claimant,” is hereby further amended to read as follows:-
         Section 2. If the court shall make said rule absolute, the claimant      Claimant‟s bond
shall give bond to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with security to be
                                                                                  Amount of bond.
approved by the court, if in term time, or a judge thereof, if in vacation, in
double the value of the goods and chattels claimed, in case the appraised
value of the said goods and chattels does not exceed the amount f the
judgment, interest, and costs upon which said xecution is issued; and in case
the appraised value oes exceed the amount of said judgment and interest,
hen bond to be given in double the amount of said udgment and interest and
probable costs; conditioned hat he shall at all times maintain his title o said
goods and chattels, or pay the value thereof o the party thereunto entitled,
and thereupon the heriff shall deliver said goods and chattels to the laimant.
         APPROVED-The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                           WM. C. SPROUL.



                                   No. 88.

                            A SUPPLEMENT
To the act, approved the fifth day of March, one thousand nine hundred and
six (Pamphlet Laws, sixty-three), entitled “An ct to provide for the personal
registration of electors in cities f the third class of this Commonwealth, to
make such registration condition of the right to vote in such cities, and to
provide penalties for violation of-its provisions,” providing for the payment
by the county for the use of room by registrars when sitting for the
registration of electors.
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Cities of third class.      Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the owners or lessees of any room or
Rooms for registrars.
Compensation of
                          rooms provided by the county commissioners for the use of the registrars in
owners.                   cities of the third class, when sitting for the purpose of registering electors
                          under the provisions of the act to which this is a supplement, shall receive
                          the sum of ten dollars for each day such room is so used, which shall be paid
                          by the county.
                            APPROVED-The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                     WM. C. SPROUL.


                                                            No 89.
                                                           AN ACT
                            To amend the section one of an act, approved the twenty-third day of May
                          one thousand nine hundred seven (Pamphlet Laws, two hundred and six),
                          entitled “An act to regulate and improve the civil service of the cities of the
                          second class in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; making violations of
                          its provisions to be misdemeanors, and providing penalties for violations
                          thereof,” giving preference in appointments to honorably discharged
                          soldiers, sailors, and marines, who served in the armed forces of the United
                          States or its Allies during its war against the Imperial German Government.
                            Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of an act, approved the
Cities of second class.   twenty-third day of May, one thousand nine hundred seven (Pamphlet Laws,
                          two hundred and six), entitled “An act to regulate and improve the civil
                          service of the cities of the second class in the Commonwealth of
                          Pennsylvania; making violations of its provisions to be misdemeanors, and
                          providing penalties for violations thereof,” which reads as follows:-
                            “Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That on and after the first day of July, one
Section 1, act of May     thousand nine hundred and seven, appointments to, and promotions in, the
23, 1907 (P. L. 206),
cited amendment.
                          civil service of the cities of the second class shall be made only according to
                          qualifications and fitness, to :be ascertained by examinations, which, so far
                          as practicable, shall be competitive, as hereinafter provided. On and after the
                          said date, no person shall be appointed, transferred, reinstated, or promoted,
                          as an officer, clerk, employe, or laborer in the civil service, under the
                          government of any city of the second class, in any manner or by any means
                          other than those prescribed in this act: Provided, however, That among those
                          persons possessing equal qualifications, and eligible for appointment to any
                          office, preference in appointment shall be given to honorably discharged
                          soldiers and sailors who served in the Army or Navy of the United States
                          during the War of the Rebellion: Provided further, however, That if the
                          preference hereby provided for be, for any reason, invalid all the other
                          provisions of this act shall remain in force, with like effect as if said
                          preference had not been contained therein, it being the intention of the
                          Legislature not to make the other provisions of the act dependent upon the
                          validity of said preference.
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“The term „civil service‟ of a city shall include all offices, positions, and
employments „in which the officers or employes are paid by the city
treasurer, either directly or through some official or agent, and all offices,
positions, and employments in or under institutions, departments, boards, or
commissions wherein the city, through any official or board or commission,
has the exclusive right to select the officials and employes,” is hereby
amended to read as follows:-                                                       Civil ,service.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That on and after the first day of July,
one thousand nine hundred and seven, appointments to, and promotions in,
the civil service of the cities of the second class shall be made only
according to qualifications and fitness, to be ascertained by examinations,
which, so far as practicable, shall be competitive, as hereinafter provided.
On and after the said date, no person shall be appointed, transferred,
reinstated, or promoted, as an officer, clerk, employe, or laborer, in the civil
service under the government of any city of the second class, in any manner
or by any means other than those prescribed in the act: Provided, however,
That among those persons possessing equal qualifications and eligible for
appointment to any office, preference in appointment shall be given to
honorably discharged soldiers and sailors who served in the Army or Navy
of the United States during the War of the Rebellion, or to honorably
discharged soldiers, sailors, and marines, who served in the armed forces of       Soldiers sailors, and
the United States or its Allies during its war against the Imperial German         marines of German
Government: Provided further, however, That if the preference hereby               War to be preferred.
provided for be for any reason invalid, all the other provisions this act shall
remain in force with like effect as said preference had not been contained
therein, being the intention of the Legislature not to make the other
provisions of the act dependent upon the validity of said preference.
        The term “civil service” of a city shall include all offices, positions,
                                                                                   “Civil service”
and employments, in which the officers or employes are paid by the city
                                                                                   declined.
treasurer, either directly or through some official or agent, and all offices,
positions, and employments, in or under institutions, departments, boards, or
commissions, wherein the city, through any official or board commission,
has the exclusive right to select the officials and employes.
        Section 2. That all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act be,
                                                                                   Repeal.
and the same are here by, repealed.
        APPROVED-The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                            WM. C. SPROUL.


                                  No. 90.
                                  AN ACT
        To amend the first section of an act, approved the fourth day of June,
one thousand nine hundred fifteen, entitled “An act to provide revenue by
imposing a State tax upon sales or agreements to sell or memoranda of sales
of stock, and upon deliveries or transfers of shares or certificates of
                       stock in domestic and foreign corporations, copartnership associations, and
                       jointstock associations; providing the manner of collecting such tax, and
                       prescribing penalties,” by exempting from the provisions thereof stock of
                       building and loan associations, sales, agreements to sell, or memoranda of
                       sales, deliveries or transfers of shares or certificates of stock of such
                       associations.
                         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the first section of an act, approved the
Building and loan
associations.
                       fourth day of June, one thousand nine hundred fifteen (Pamphlet Laws,
                       eight hundred twenty-eight), entitled “An act to provide revenue by
                       imposing a State tax upon sales or agreements to sell or memoranda of sales
                       of stock, and upon deliveries or transfer of shares or certificates of stock in
                       domestic and foreign corporations, copartnership associations, and joint-
                       stock associations; providing the manner of collecting such tax, and
                       prescribing penalties,” which reads as follows:-
                         “Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That a State tax of two cents on each one
Section 1, act of      hundred dollars of the face value, or fraction thereof, is hereby imposed on
.Tune 4, 1915 (P. L.   all sales or agreements to sell or memoranda of sales of stock, and upon any
828), cited for
amendment.
                       and all deliveries or transfers of shares or certificates of stock, in any
                       domestic or foreign corporation, copartnership association, or joint-stock
                       company, made on or after the date when this act takes effect, whether made
                       upon or shown by the books of the corporation, copartnership association, or
                       joint-stock company, or by any assignment in blank or by any delivery; or
                       by any paper, or agreement, or memorandum, or other evidence of sale or
                       transfer, whether intermediate or final; and whether investing the holder
                       with the beneficial interest in or legal title to said stock merely, with the
                       possession or use thereof for any purpose, or to secure the future payment of
                       money or the future transfer of any stock. In cases where the shares or
                       certificates of stock are issued without designated monetary value, the tax
                       hereby imposed shall be at the rate of two cents for each and every share of
                       such stock, instead of being based upon the face value thereof as
                       hereinbefore provided. Every person or persons making or effectuating any
                       such sale or transfer shall procure, affix, and cancel the stamps, and pay the
                       tax provided by this act,” be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as
                       follows:-
                         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That a State tax two cents on each one
State tax on sales,    hundred dollars of the face value, or fraction thereof, is hereby imposed on
etc., of stock.        all sales or agreements to sell or memoranda of sales of stock, and upon any
                       and all deliveries or transfers shares or certificates of stock, in any domestic
                       or foreign corporation, copartnership association, or joint-stock company,
                       made on or after the date when this act takes effect, whether made upon or
                       shown by the books of the corporation, copartnership association, or joint-
                       stock company, or by any assignment blank, or by any delivery, or by any
                       paper or agreement or memorandum or other evidence of sale or transfer,
                       whether intermediate or final, and whether investing the holder with the
                       beneficial interest in or legal title to said stock merely, with the possession
                       or use thereof for any purpose, or to secure the future payment of money or
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the future transfer any stock. In cases where the shares or certificates of
stock are issued without designated monetary value, the tax hereby imposed
shall be at the rate of two cents for each and every share of such stock,
instead of being based upon the face value thereof as hereinbefore provided.
Every person or persons making or effectuating any such sale or transfer
shall procure, affix, and cancel the stamps and pay the tax provided by this
act: Provided, That stock of building and loan associations, sales or             Exemption of
agreements to sell or memoranda of sales of stock of said associations, and       building and loan
all deliveries or transfers of shares or certificates of stock thereof shall be   associations.
exempt from the provisions of this act.
        APPROVED-The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                            WM. C. SPROUL.


                                 No. 91.
                                 AN ACT
        To amend an act, approved the seventeenth day of May, one
thousand nine hundred and seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, two hundred eight),
entitled “An act to regulate the practice of pharmacy and sale of poisons and
drugs, and providing penalties for the violation thereof; defining the words
“drug” and “poison”; and providing for the appointment of a board which
shall have in charge the enforcement of said law, and the power to make
rules and regulations for the enforcement of said law; and providing for the
purchase of samples of drugs for determining their quality, strength, and
purity.”
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section sixteen of the act,           Pharmacy.
approved the seventeenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and
seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, two hundred eight), entitled “An act to regulate
the practice of pharmacy and sale of poisons and drugs, and providing
penalties for the violation thereof; defining the words “drug” and “poison”;
and providing for the appointment of a board which shall have in charge the
enforcement of said law, and the power to make rules and regulations for the
enforcement of said law; and providing for the purchase of samples of drugs
for determining their quality, strength, and purity,” which reads as follows:-
        “Section 16. That the Pennsylvania Board of Pharmacy may register         Section 16, act of
as a pharmacist, without examination, any person who was duly registered          May 17, 1917(P. L.
as a pharmacist by examination in some other State: Provided, That the said       208),cited for
person shall produce satisfactory evidence of having had the required             amendment.
secondary and professional education demanded of applicants for
registration as pharmacist under the provisions of this act: And provided
also, That the State in which such person was registered shall grant
registration as a pharmacist, without examination, to pharmacists duly
registered by examination within the meaning of this act. A fee of twenty-
five dollars ($25) shall be paid for such registration,” is hereby amended to
read as follows:-
                                         LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA
Registration of           Section 16. (a) That the Pennsylvania Board of Pharmacy may, in its
pharmacists from     discretion, register as a pharmacist, without examination, any person who is
other States.
Proviso.
                     duly so registered by examination in some other State: Provided, That the
                     said person shall produce satisfactory evidence of having had the required
Qualifications.      secondary and professional education, and is possessed of good character
                     and morals, demanded of applicants for registration as pharmacist under
                     the provisions of the pharmacy act of Pennsylvania, excepting that persons
                     of good moral character, who have become registered as pharmacists by
                     examination in other States prior to May seventeenth, one thousand nine
                     hundred and seventeen, shall be required to meet only the requirements
                     which existed in Pennsylvania at the time when they became registered in
                     such other State: And provided also, That the State in which such person is
Proviso.
                     registered shall grant registration as a pharmacist, without examination, to
Comity.              pharmacists duly registered by examination in the State of Pennsylvania.
                     Applicants for such registration in Pennsylvania shall pay a fee of fifteen
                     ($15) dollars for the application, and expense of making an investigation of
                     their character, general reputation, and pharmaceutical standing, in the
                     State where they have resided, by the Pennsylvania Board of Pharmacy. A
Fees.                fee of twenty-five ($25) dollars shall be paid for the registration and
                     certificate thereof.
                          (b) The Pennsylvania Board of Pharmacy, in order to be informed and
Pennsylvania Board   to determine the status of boards of pharmacy of other States desiring to
of Pharmacy
                     effect agreements for reciprocal registration of pharmacists, and in order
                     also to be advised regarding the progress of pharmacy throughout the
                     country, shall annually select one of its members to meet with like
                     representatives from other State boards of pharmacy. At such meetings
                     when arranged, there shall be discussed the degree of fitness for
                     registration which is required by the several State boards of pharmacy. The
                     Pennsylvania Board of Pharmacy, through its representative, may, with like
                     representatives from other State boards of pharmacy, join in creating and
                     maintaining an association of representatives of the several State boards of
                     pharmacy to be engaged in the general advancement of pharmacy and the
                     keeping of records pertaining to reciprocal registration of pharmacists, and,
                     in its discretion, may give to such association information which it possesses
                     relating to such aims and objects. The Pennsylvania Board of Pharmacy, at
                     an expense not to exceed twenty-five ($25) dollars per annum, may
                     subscribe for and secure the service of an association engaged in the
                     compilation of, pharmaceutical information, knowledge, and progress,
                     specially adopted to secure efficiency in the work of the board.
                     (c) That every person registered as a pharmacist or as an assistant
                     pharmacist or under a corresponding title in any other State or Territory of
                     the United States of America or in the District of Columbia, who has served
                     in the Army or Navy of the United States while at war with Austria-Hungary
                     and Germany, and who has been honorably discharged from the service
                            SESSION OF 1919
of the United States Army or Navy, shall be permitted, after such honorable
discharge, upon submitting satisfactory evidence thereof, and upon
submitting satisfactory evidence of such registration o the Pennsylvania
Board of Pharmacy, to practice as a pharmacist or assistant pharmacist, as
the case may be, within the State of Pennsylvania for a period not to emceed
six months. The Pennsylvania Board of Pharmacy shall issue a permit to
that effect to all persons applying therefor and complying with the
requirements of this section, without the payment of a fee.
        (d) Any person who, under the provision of section sixteen, clause
(c), has received such permission for the period of six months to practice as
a pharmacist or assistant pharmacist, who upon oath declares his intention to
permanently reside within the State of Pennsylvania, may apply to the
Pennsylvania Board of Pharmacy for registration as a pharmacist or
assistant pharmacist, as the case may be, under the laws of this State. Upon
payment of a fee of five ($5) dollars for issuing a certificate as assistant
pharmacist, or of twelve ($12) dollars for issuing a certificate as pharmacist,
and submitting satisfactory evidence of good character and reputation, the
Pennsylvania Board of Pharmacy shall issue a certificate of registration as
pharmacist or assistant pharmacist, as the case may be, to such a person,
without requiring him to meet other provisions of law which may otherwise
prevail for registration in this State, and without passing an examination
before the board.
        Section 2. That section eighteen of said act, which reads as follows:-
        “Section 18. This act shall not apply to the sale of poisons for
technical use, and not sold or offered for sale as a drug, within the meaning
of this act; provided that the article is labeled to show plainly that it is for
technical use and not for medicinal use, and is sold in compliance with
section eighteen of this act of Assembly,” be, and the same is hereby,
amended to read as follows:-
        Section 18. This act shall not apply to the sale of poisons for
technical use, and not sold or offered for sale as a drug within the meaning
of this act; provided that the article is labeled to show plainly that it is for
technical use and not for medicinal use, and is sold in compliance with
section seventeen of this act of Assembly.
        APPROVED-The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                            WM. C. SPROUL.


                                  No. 92.
                                  AN ACT
        To amend an act, approved the seventeenth day of April, one
thousand eight hundred and sixty-one (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred and
forty-six), entitled “An act to authorize the erection of a poor house by the
township of Blakely in Luzerne County,” providing for the appointment
                                                   LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA
                           of auditors by the court of common pleas of Lackawanna County, and fixing
                           the compensation of the auditors and the salaries of the directors of the poor of
                           the poor district of said township.
Poor district of Blakely         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section eleven of an act, approved the
township.                  seventeenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one (Pamphlet
                           Laws, three hundred and forty-six), entitled “An act to authorize the erection of
                           a poor house by the township of Blakely in Luzerne County,” which reads as
                           follows:-
Section 11, act of April         “Section 11. That the auditors of the township of Blakely shall constitute a
17, 1861.(P. L. 346),      board of auditors to settle the accounts of said directors, and which auditors
cited for amendment.       shall meet for that purpose on the second Monday of January in each year, and
                           shall receive for their services each one dollar per day for every day necessarily
                           employed,” is hereby amended to read as follows:-
Auditor.                         Section 11. The court of common pleas of Lackawanna County shall,
Appointment.               immediately after the passage of this act and triennially thereafter, appoint two
                           auditors for the poor district of the township of Blakely for terms of three years
Duties.
                           each. The auditors so appointed shall meet on the second Monday of April in
                           each year, and shall audit and settle the accounts of all the officers of said poor
Vacancies..                district. Vacancies happening in the office of auditor shall be filled by said
                           court for the unexpired term. The ,auditors shall be entitled to receive a per
                           diem compensation of five dollars each while actually engaged in the
Compensation.
                           performance of their duties, which compensation shall be paid from the funds
                           of the district on approval of the court
                                 Section 2. That section fourteen of said act, which reads as follows:-
                           “Section 14. That the compensation of the treasurer, collector, steward, matron,
                           physician, and other officers and assistants, shall .be fixed by the directors
                           aforesaid, and the compensation of the directors shall be fixed by the board of
                           auditors, at each yearly settlement, for the ensuing year: Provided, That the
                           compensation of said directors, from the passage of this act until the first
                           settlement, shall be fixed by the board of auditors, at the first yearly settlement;
                           the said directors to furnish the said auditors a correct account, under oath or
                           affirmation, of the time and expenses, lost and incurred, by them, in attending
                           to their duties, from which account the said compensation shall be fixed and
                           adjusted,” is hereby amended to read as follows:-
                                 Section 14. The compensation of the treasurer, collector, steward, matron,
                           physician, and other officers and assistants, shall be fixed by the directors
                           aforesaid. The compensation of the directors of the poor of the district shall be
                           one thousand dollars per annum each, payable from the funds of the district.
                                 APPROVED-The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                           WM. C. SPROUL.
                                   No. 93.
                                   AN ACT
        Relating to building construction in cities of the first class, by
prescribing the minimum live loads to be considered in designing the walls,
floors, roofs, yards, and courts of all buildings hereafter erected or altered in
cities of the first class, specifying the factors of safety to be applied in such
designs; regulating the thickness of brick walls in dwellings; prescribing the
minimum thickness of wooden floor joists and roof rafters; defining the
various classes of buildings and other terms used in the act; regulating the
loading of floors; providing penalties for violations; and repealing
inconsistent laws.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That every building hereafter erected
                                                                                      Cities of the first
or altered in cities of the first class shall have the floors, roof, yard, or court   class.
so designed as to provide sufficient strength in all parts to bear safely any         Building
imposed loads, whether permanent or temporary, in addition to the dead                construction.
loads depending thereon: Provided, however, That no floor in any building,            Proviso.
or in any extension to an existing building, hereafter erected or altered, shall
be designed to carry less than the following live loads per square foot of            Live loads.
area, uniformly distributed, according as the floor may be intended or used
for the purposes indicated:
(a) Forty pounds for residence buildings.
(b) One hundred pounds for public buildings or places of assembly, except
that for classrooms of schools or other places of instruction the floor need
not be designed for more than seventy-five pounds.
(c) One hundred and twenty pounds for business buildings, except that the
floors of offices need not be designed for more than sixty pounds.
        Section 2. The live loads for which any and every floor may be
designed shall „be clearly shown in the application and on the plans before
any permit to erect is issued.
        Section 3. Concentrated loads. Every steel floor beam in any
building, hereafter erected or altered, used for any business purpose, shall be
capable of sustaining a live load concentrated at its center of at least four
thousand pounds.
        Section 4. Moving loads. Running machinery or other moving loads
shall be considered as increasing the live loads in proportion to the degree of
vibratory impulse transmitted to the floor.
        Section 5. Roof loads. Every roof hereafter erected shall be
proportioned to bear safely a live load of thirty pounds per square foot of
surface.
        Section 6. Yard and court loads. For yards and courts inside the
building line, the live loads shall be taken at not less than one hundred and
twenty pounds per square foot.
        Section 7. The factor of safety shall be as one to four for steel,            Factor of safety.
wrought iron, and timber, and concrete; and as one to six for cast iron; and
as one to ten for natural or artificial stone and brick or stone masonry. All
                    calculations shall be based upon the actual sizes of the materials and not the
                    nominal sizes.
                      Section 8. The minimum thickness of any wooden floor, joists, or roof
Minimum thickness   rafters shall be two inches, provided such joists or rafters are not more than
of floor, etc.      twelve inches in depth.
                      Section 9. Doubtful classification. In case any building is not herein
                    specifically provided for, or if there is any uncertainty as to its classification,
                    its status shall be fixed by a rule promulgated by the chief of the Bureau of
                    Building Inspection.
                      Section 10. Mixed occupancy. In case a building is occupied or used for
                    different purposes in different parts, the provisions of this act apply to each
                    class of occupancy shall apply to such parts of the building as come within
                    that class, and if there should be conflicting provisions the requirements
                    securing the greater safety shall apply.
                      Section 11. Loading of floors. No person shall place, or cause or permit to
                    be placed, on any floor of any building any greater load than the approved
                    safe load.
                      Section 12. Safes. No safe shall be placed on a stair landing or in a stair
                    hall, nor shall its weight be „carried by any beam which also carries the floor
Dwellings.          of any landing or stair hall.
                      Section 13. All buildings, used exclusively as dwellings for one or two
                    families, not over twenty feet in width and sixty feet in length, having a
                    height not exceeding twenty-six feet, may have brick walls nine inches in
                    thickness: Provided, That if any such walls are party walls, the adjoining lot
                    shall not be encumbered with more than nine inches of stone wall and four
                    and one-half inches of brick wall.
                      Section 14. Definitions. The various terms appearing in this act are
                    defined as follows:
                      Dead load. The term “dead load” means the weight of walls, partitions,
                    framing, floors, roofs, and all permanent construction entering into any
                    building.
                      Live load. The term “live load” means all forms of loading other than the
                    weight of the material entering into the construction of the building.
                    Residence buildings. “Residence buildings” are buildings or parts of
                    buildings in which sleeping accommodations are provided, except such as
                    may for other reasons be classified as public buildings, including dwellings,
                    tenement houses, hotels, apartment houses, lodging houses, dormitories,
                    convents, and studios, hospitals, asylums, and club houses having sleeping
                    accommodations.
                      Public buildings. “Public buildings” are buildings or parts of buildings in
                    which persons congregate for civic, political, educational, religious, or
                    recreational purposes, or in which persons are held or detained by reason of
                    public or civic duty or for correctional purposes, including court houses,
                    passenger depots, schools, colleges, libraries, museums, exhibition
                    buildings, lecture halls, churches, assembly halls, lodge rooms, dance halls,
                    theatres, bath houses, armories, fire houses, police stations, and jails.
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Business buildings. “Business buildings” are buildings or parts of buildings
which are not public buildings or residence buildings, including office
buildings, stores, markets, restaurants, warehouses, freight depots, car barns,
stables, garages, factories, laboratories, smoke houses, grain elevators, and
coal pockets.
        Section 15. (a) Any person, firm, partnership, or corporation found           Penalties.
guilty of violating any of the provisions of this act shall, for the first offense,
be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00), and, for the
second and each subsequent offense, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not
more than seventy-five dollars ($75.00), to be recovered as debts of like
amount are now by law recoverable, and all fines so recovered shall be paid
into the city treasury.
        (b) City magistrates shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine            Jurisdictions.
actions arising from violations of the provisions of this act, and to impose          Enforcement.
the penalties prescribed, subject to appeal as the laws shall direct.
        (c) It shall be the duty of the chief of the Bureau of Building
Inspection to carry out the provisions of this act and to institute prosecutions
for violation thereof.
        Section 16. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith be, and the       Repeal.
same are hereby, repealed.
        APPROVED-The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                              WM. C. SPROUL.



                                   No. 94.
                                   AN ACT
        Providing for a State association of county controllers and for the
meetings thereof, and providing for the payment by the counties of the
expenses thereof.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That county controllers may form a County controllers.
State association of county controllers, and may hold meetings thereof for state association.
the purpose of discussing the various questions which arise in the discharge
of their duties, and for such other purposes as will conduce to greater
efficiency in their respective offices.
        Section 2. This association may meet at the same time and place as
                                                                             Meetings.
the State association of county commissioners, and may meet in joint
session with them if mutually agreed upon. It shall, however, have a
separate session on at least two days of the annual meeting.
Expenses of           Section 3. Each controller or deputy controller and the solicitor to the
those attending.    controller shall be allowed his expenses actually and necessarily incurred in
                    going to. attending and returning from the annual meeting of the association.
                    The time spent in attending the meet- meeting, exclusive of the time
Length of
meeting.
                    employed in traveling, shall not exceed four days. These expenses shall be
                    paid by the respective county. The expenses of the annual meeting of the
                    association, including printing, committee expenses, and stenographers,
                    shall be paid by the counties having controllers, but shall not exceed twenty-
                    five dollars per annum for each county, in addition to the traveling expenses
                    hereinbefore provided for.
                      APPROVED-The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                WM. C. SPROUL.


                                                     No. 95.
                                                     AN ACT
                      Requiring prothonotaries and clerks of courts to furnish to the Secretary of
                    Internal Affairs copies of orders of court relative to the creation,
                    consolidation, division, and partition of cities, boroughs, and townships, and
                    fixing the fee of such officers for such services.
Prothonotaries        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever a final order is granted by
and clerks of       any court authorizing the creation of a new city, borough, or township, or
court.
                    authorizing the consolidation of existing cities, boroughs, or townships, or
Furnishing          the division or partition of the above-named civil divisions, the prothonotary
certain court       or clerk of the court, as the case may be, shall furnish a certified copy of
orders to           such final order to the Secretary of Internal Affairs of the Commonwealth.
Secretary of        The prothonotary or clerk of the court shall be allowed a fee of one dollar
Internal Affairs.
Fee.
                    for his services, to be paid as part of the costs of the proceedings.
                      APPROVED--The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                  WM. C. SPROUL.


                                                     No. 96.
                                                     AN ACT
                    Authorizing any county and city in any county in which the county-seat is
                    within the limits of such city, to erect a joint county and municipal building
                    or buildings; providing for the conditions and agreements under which such
                    building or buildings may be erected and occupied, and for the ownership
                    thereof; providing for the selection of a site for said building or buildings,
                    and authorizing said county and city to make a sale or exchange of
                    properties under certain conditions for the purpose of securing such site;
                    authorizing the acquisition of property for such building or buildings by
                    purchase or condemnation; and authorizing
the county to issue bonds in payment of any indebtedness incurred for its
share of the cost of such building, or buildings, and land.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in each county in this                 Joint county and
Commonwealth where the county-seat is within the limits of any city, the           municipal buildings.
county commissioners and the corporate authorities of such city shall have
                                                                                   Acquisition of site and
the power, and they are hereby authorized, to agree upon a site within the         erection of building
limits of such city, to acquire, own and hold the same as tenants in common,       authorized.
and to erect thereon a joint county and municipal building or buildings, to
be used by the county for courthouse and other county purposes and by the          Plans.
city for municipal purposes. The county commissioners and the corporate
authorities of such city shall agree upon and adopt plans for such building or
buildings, and, upon the approval of such plans by the court of common
pleas of such county, the county commissioners and the corporate
authorities of such city shall have full authority to erect, upon the land thus
obtained and held, the building or buildings so adopted and approved.
        Section 2. It shall be lawful, and the .county commissioners and the       Site.
corporate authorities of such city are hereby authorized and empowered, to
choose, for the site of such joint county and municipal building or buildings,
land owned and held by the county, or land owned and held by the city.             Land owned by county.
Whenever the site, chosen as aforesaid, consists of land owned and held by
the county, it shall be lawful for the county commissioners of such county,
and they are hereby authorized and empowered, to convey in fee to such
city, at private sale and upon a fair valuation, such an undivided interest
therein as may be agreed upon. It shall be lawful for the corporate
authorities of such city, and they are hereby authorized and empowered, to
pay in cash for such undivided interest, or, in their discretion, to convey in
fee to the county, at private sale and at a fair valuation, in exchange for the
conveyance to the city of the undivided interest aforesaid, any land owned
by the city which, in the estimation of the corporate authorities of such city,
is not needed for municipal purposes. The land, or any part thereof, so
conveyed to the county, may be held and used by the county for county
purposes, or, if in the estimation of the county commissioners it is not
needed for such purposes, it may be sold by the county commissioners at
either public or private sale.
        Whenever the site, chosen as aforesaid, consists of land owned and
                                                                                   Land owned by city.
held by the city, it shall be lawful for the corporate authorities of such city,
and they are hereby authorized and empowered, to convey in fee to such
county, at private sale and upon a fair valuation. such an undivided interest
therein as may be agreed upon. It shall also be lawful for the county
commissioners of such county, and they are hereby authorized and
empowered, to pay in cash for such undivided interest, or, in their
discretion, to convey in fee to the city, at private sale and upon a fair
valuation, in exchange for the conveyance to the county of the undivided
interest aforesaid, any land owned by the county which, in the estimation of
the county commissioners, is not needed for county purposes. The land, or
any part thereof, so conveyed to the city, may be held and used by the city
                       for municipal purposes, or, if in the estimation of the corporate authorities
                       of such city it is not needed for such purposes, it may be sold by the
                       corporate authorities of such city at either public or private sale.
Court‟s approval of      Section 3. Any sale or conveyance of land or interest therein made
sales and              pursuant to the provisions of this act, shall be subject to the approval of the
conveyances.           court of common pleas of the proper county of the price agreed to be paid
                       therefor and the terms and conditions thereof. The county commissioners
Joint contracts for    and the corporate authorities of such city, for the construction of such
erection and           building or buildings, are authorized and empowered to enter into a joint
maintenance.           contract or contracts, and agreement or agreements, for the payment by each
                       of its proportionate share of the cost of the construction maintenance, and
                       operation of such building or buildings, with the right to provide in such
                       agreement or agreements for the modification, from time to time, of the
                       proportionate parts of the cost of maintenance and operation, as the county
                       or city in fact uses a greater or lesser part of the building or buildings, to be
                       apportioned upon the floor space occupied, or otherwise equitably
                       determined. The county commissioners and the corporate authorities of such
Manner and extent of   city are further authorized and empowered to agree between them as to the
occupancy.             manner, and to what extent, each shall occupy the joint building or buildings
                       so erected, and to make such other agreements, and do such other acts, as
                       may be necessary to fully exercise the powers herein conferred.
Arbitration.             In the event that the county commissioners and the corporate authorities of
                       such city are unable to agree upon the proportionate parts of the cost of
                       construction, maintenance, and operation of such joint building or buildings
                       to be paid by each, or upon any modification thereof which may be
                       necessary from time to time, the question or questions shall, on motion of
                       either party, be submitted to a board of arbitrators, one to be chosen by the
                       county commissioners, and one by the corporate authorities of such city,
                       and, if the two thus chosen are unable to agree, a third arbitrator shall be
                       selected by them, the decision of a majority thereof, or of the original two,
                       to be final and conclusive upon both the county commissioners and the
                       corporate authorities of such city. without right of appeal. The expenses of
                       such arbitration shall be borne equally by the county and the city, and the
                       compensation of each arbitrator shall not exceed ten dollars per day for each
                       day actually devoted to the duties of his appointment.
Acquisition of land.     Section 4. If it shall be deemed necessary by the county commissioners
                       and the corporate authorities of such city to acquire land for such building or
                       buildings, then such county commissioners and corporate authorities are
                       hereby vested with the necessary power and authority to acquire, in the
                       name of such county and city, in such proportions of undivided interest as
                       may be agreed upon, by purchase, condemnation, or otherwise, any and all
                       such real estate, either vacant or occupied, as the respective authorities may
                       deer necessary to furnish a suitable site or sites for such building or
                       buildings, and to sell, convey, transfer, dispose of, or abandon the same, or
                       any part thereof, as the county commissioners and the corporate authorities
                       of such city may determine.
        Whenever the county commissioners and the corporate authorities of          Condemnation.
such city cannot agree on the terms of their purchase with the owner or
owners of any real estate that has been selected as aforesaid, such county
commissioners and corporate authorities, after having decided upon the
amount and location thereof, may enter upon, take possession of, and
occupy such land as may have been selected, and designate and mark the
boundary lines thereof, and thereafter may use the same for the purposes
authorized by this act. The funds which are raised by taxation in such              Security for
                                                                                    damages.
county and city shall be pledged, and hereby are made security, to the owner
or owners of any property taken for the purposes aforesaid for all damages
they may sustain on account of the taking of such property. The title to all
real estate acquired by condemnation proceedings, as herein provided for,           Title acquired.
shall be vested in such county and city in fee simple.
        When the county commissioners and the corporate authorities of
such city shall enter upon and occupy lands for the purposes herein
authorized, they, or the owners of such premises or any one of them in
behalf of all of them, may present a petition to the court of common pleas of
the county in which such land is situated, setting forth the facts, giving a
                                                                                    Appointment of
description of the premises taken by metes and bounds, and the names of all         viewers.
the owners thereof; whereupon the said court shall appoint a jury of viewers,       Time of hearing.
and shall fix a time for a hearing, when they shall view the said premises.
Said time shall not be less than ten nor more than thirty days after their said
appointment, of which time and place, five days notice shall be given by the
petitioners to said viewers and other parties interested. If on account of
nonresidence, or for any other reason, personal notice cannot be given,
notice of such view shall be given as the court may direct.
        At the same time and place fixed for the said view, the said viewers,
having first been duly sworn or affirmed to perform their duties with fidelity      Hearing.
and according to law, shall view and examine the premises so taken, and,            Report of viewers.
after hearing such parties as may desire to be heard, shall decide and make a
true report to said court concerning the matters set forth in such petition and
submitted to them, and, taking into consideration the quality and location of,
and improvements upon, the land so taken and occupied, and taking into
                                                                                    Adjournment of
consideration the damages sustained and the benefits accruing, shall                hearing.
estimate and determine what amount of damages, if any, have been
sustained by the owners of such premises by reason of the taking of said
land, and to whom payable, if they can ascertain the legal owners thereof.
Such hearing may be adjourned from time to time as such viewers may                 Notice of filing of
                                                                                    report.
direct, and the said county commissioners and corporate authorities and the
parties interested shall have at least five days notice of the filing of such
report. If the actual owner of such premises, or any part thereof, by reason
of non residence or otherwise cannot be notified, notice of the ailing of such
report shall be given as directed by the court.
        If no exceptions are filed to, or appeal taken from, said report, by        Confirmation of
any party interested, within thirty days after the filing thereof, the same shall   award.
be confirmed absolutely by the court, and the amount therein awarded to
Effect of award.      any person shall be a valid debt and obligation of such county and city, in
                      the proportions of the interest acquired by each, collectible as provided by
                      law.
                        If on account of any liens existing against such premises, or if the actual
Payment of amount     owners thereof cannot be found, or if the owners, or any of them, refuse the
awarded into court.
                      amount awarded by such report, or if for any other reason the said county
                      commissioners and corporate authorities cannot pay the sum awarded for
                      such damages to the persons legally entitled thereto, they may pay the same
                      into court, and thereafter the owners of such premises, or its lien creditors,
                      shall look to said fund for all damages accruing to them on account of the
                      taking of said property.
Exceptions and          Exceptions to, or appeals from, said report shall be disposed of according
appeals.              to the rules of said court.
Costs.                  All costs and witness fees in any such case shall be borne equally by the
                      county and city: Provided, That in cases where an appeal is taken by any
                      property owners from the award made by any board of viewers, and the
                      appellant does not recover a verdict for a greater amount than the viewers
                      awarded, the appellant shall pay all costs of such appeal and trial.
                        Section 5. It shall be lawful for the county commissioners of such county,
Bonds.                and they are hereby authorized and empowered, to incur or increase the
                      indebtedness of the county to an amount sufficient to pay its share of the
                      cost of any land or lands required and of erecting the building or buildings
                      aforesaid, by issuing coupon bonds in sums of not less than one hundred
                      dollars each, bearing interest at a rate not exceeding five per centum per
                      annum, and the principal thereof reimbursable at a period not exceeding
                      thirty years from the date at which the same are authorized.
                        APPROVED-The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                 WM. C. SPROUL.



                                              No.97
                                             AN ACT

                        To amend section thirteen of an act, approved the fifth day of May, one
                      thousand nine hundred and fifteen (Pamphlet Laws, two hundred and forty-
                      eight), entitled “An act regulating the practice of veterinary medicine,
                      including veterinary surgery and veterinary dentistry, or any branch thereof,
                      and establishing, as incidental thereto, a State Board of Veterinary Medical
                      Examiners, and defining its powers and duties.”
                        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section‟ thirteen of an act, approved the
Veterinary            fifth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and fifteen (Pamphlet Laws,
medicine.             two hundred and forty-eight), entitled “An act regulating the practice of
                      veterinary medicine, including veterinary surgery and veterinary dentistry,
 or any branch there of, and establishing, as incidental thereto, a State Board
of Veterinary Medical Examiners, and defining its powers and duties,”
which reads as follows:-
         “Section 13. Any person not heretofore authorized to practice
veterinary medicine, and desiring to practice, may deliver to the secretary of      Section 13, act of
the board, upon the payment of a fee of ten dollars, a written application for      May 15, 1015 (P. L.
                                                                                    248), cited for
license. The application shall be accompanied by satisfactory proof that the        amendment
applicant: (a) Is twenty one years of age or upwards; (b) is of good moral
character; (c) possesses a certificate from the Bureau of Professional
Education of Pennsylvania, certifying that the applicant has received a
preliminary education covering at least fifteen standard high school units, or
their equivalent; (d) has received a diploma conferring the degree of doctor
of veterinary medicine, or its equivalent, from some legally incorporated
and reputable veterinary school of the United States, or a diploma or license
conferring the full right to practice all the branches of veterinary medicine in
some foreign country; (e) and any other requirements that the board may
deem just and advisable. Such proof shall be made, if required, upon
affidavit.
         “The provisions of clause (c)‟in this section shall not apply to any
person who, prior to the first day of June, one thousand nine hundred
fifteen, shall have in good faith registered as a student in, and on said date is
in regular attendance at, a reputable veterinary school,” is hereby amended
to read as follows:-
         Section 13. Any person not heretofore authorized to practice               Application for
veterinary medicine and desiring to practice, may deliver to the secretary of       license to practice.
the board, upon the payment of a fee of ten dollars, a written application for
license. The application shall be accompanied by satisfactory proof that the
applicant: (a) Is twenty-one years of age or upwards; (b) is of good moral          Proof
character; (c) possesses a certificate from the Bureau of Professional
Education of Pennsylvania, certifying that the applicant has received a
preliminary. education covering at least fifteen standard high school units,
or their equivalent; (d) has received a diploma conferring the degree of
doctor of veterinary medicine, or its equivalent, from some legally
incorporated and reputable veterinary school of the United States, or a
diploma or license conferring the full right to practice all the branches of
veterinary medicine in some foreign country; (e) and any other requirements
that the board may deem just and advisable. Such proof shall be made, if
required, upon affidavit.
         The provisions of clause (c) in this section shall not apply to any        Students registered
person who, prior to the first day of June, one thousand nine hundred               prior to June 1.
sixteen, shall have in good faith registered as a student in, and on said date      1916.
is in regular attendance at, a reputable veterinary school.
APPROVED-The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
WM. C. SPROUL.
                                                       No. 98.
                                                       AN ACT
                        To amend section one thousand six hundred and seven of an act, approved
                      the eighteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and eleven (Pamphlet
                      Laws, three hundred and nine), entitled “An act to establish a public school
                      system in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, together with the provisions
                      by which it shall be administered, and prescribing penalties for the violation
                      thereof; providing revenue to establish and maintain the same, and the
                      method of collecting such revenue; and repealing all laws, general, special,
                      or local, or any parts thereof, that are or may be inconsistent therewith.”
                        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one thousand six hundred and
Public schools.       seven of an act, approved the eighteenth day of May, one thousand nine
                      hundred and eleven (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred and nine), entitled “An
                      act to establish a public school system in the Commonwealth of
                      Pennsylvania, together with the provisions by which it shall be
                      administered, and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof; providing
                      revenue to establish and maintain the same, and the method of collecting
                      such revenue; and repealing all laws, general, special, or local, or any parts
                      thereof, that are or may be inconsistent therewith,” which reads as follows:-
Section 1607 act of
                        “Section 1607. In every elementary public school, established and
May 18, 1911 (P.      maintained in this Commonwealth under the provisions of this act, there
L. 309), cited for    shall be taught in the English language the following common English
amendment.            branches: Spelling, reading, writing, arithmetic, geography, English
                      grammar, history of the United States and of Pennsylvania, including the
                      elements of civil government, physiology and hygiene; also a system
                      humane education, which shall include kind treatment of horses, birds, and
                      other animals, together with such other branches, including vocal music,
                      public speaking, drawing, physical training, elementary manual training,
                      elementary domestic science, and elementary agriculture, as the board of
                      school directors in any district, with the approval of the proper
                      superintendent schools, may prescribe: Provided, That in all school districts
                      of the first class, physical training shall carried on as part of the regular
                      course of study the public schools,” is hereby amended to read follows:-
                        Section 1607. In every elementary public school, established and
Course of
instruction.
                      maintained in this Commonwealth under the provisions of this act, there
                      shall be taught in the English language the following common English
                      branches: Spelling, reading, writing, arithmetic, geography, English
Safety first          grammar, history of the United States and of Pennsylvania, including the
methods.              elements of civil government, physiology, and hygiene, and instruction in
                      safety first methods; also a system of humane education, which shall include
                      kind treatment of horses, birds, and other animals, together. with such other
                      branches,
including vocal music, public speaking, drawing, physical training,
elementary manual training, elementary domestic science, and elementary
agriculture, as the board of school directors in any district, with the approval
of the proper superintendent schools, may prescribe: Provided, That in all         Proviso.
school districts of the first class, physical training shall be carried on as a
part of the regular course of study in the public schools.
        APPROVED-The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                             WM. C. SPROUL.



                                   No. 99.

                                  AN ACT
        Validating proceedings by councils in boroughs for the Paving and
curbing of public highways, and validating municipal liens therefor.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever in any borough in this
Commonwealth, prior to the passage this act, a highway, or part thereof, has
been improved by being paved or paved and curbed, with brick or other
paving and curbing material, in the pursuance of authority of an act of
Assembly and an ordinance passed and enacted in pursuance thereof, and
the costs and expenses, or part thereof, of the improvement assessed .on the
abutting property owners as provided by the ordinance and act of Assembly
authorizing and directing such improvement, and a municipal lien has been
filed against the property owner therefor, but, owing to some defect in the
ordinance, assessment, or for any other reason, the proceeding by the
council authorizing and directing the improvement, or any municipal lien
filed therefor, is defective or invalid, such proceedings, authorizing the
improvement, and any municipal lien filed therefor, are hereby validated
and made binding for the amount justly and equitably due and payable on
account of such paving and curbing: Provided, That this act shall not apply
to any proceeding, suit or lien wherein a final order or judgment of any
court of record has already been made or entered.
        APPROVED-The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                          WM. C. SPROUL



                                  No. 100.

                                  AN ACT
       Requiring counties having a population of over one million and less
than one million five „hundred thousand, to establish a pension fund for the
employes of such counties, and providing for the administration of such
fund and payments therefrom.
Counties having a        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That a county employe, for the purposes of
population of over     this act, is any person population played by the county at a wage or salary
1,000,000 and less     payable at stated intervals; that is to say, semimonthly, monthly, quarterly,
than 1,500,000.
                       or annually. The term does not include any person elected by the vote of the
                       people.
Employe defined.         Section 2. Each county having a population exceeding one million
                       inhabitants but not exceeding one million five hundred thousand inhabitants,
                       shall provide a pension system for such county, and shall establish and
                       regulate a pension fund in connection therewith.
Pension system and       Section 3. The pension system shall be under the sole direction of a
fund.                  Pension Board, hereinafter designated the board, which shall consist of the
Pension Board.         county commissioners, the treasurer, and the controller of the county.
                         Section 4. The county treasurer shall be the treasurer of the board, and
Treasurer.
                       shall give such bond for the proper performance of his duties as is required
                       by the board the performance on said bond shall be paid from the pension
                       fund on warrants of the board. The treasurer shall receive for his services the
                       sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per annum from the pension fund,
                       payable on warrants of the board.
Register of employs.     Section 5. The board shall keep a register of employes, containing the
Regulations.           names, ages, residence, nature of employment, time of entering the employ
                       of county, and such other information as the board deems necessary in the
                       performance of its duties. The board may adopt, amend, revise, and abolish,
                       in its discretion, such regulations, not inconsistent with law, as it deems
                       necessary in carrying out the intent of this act.
Duties of county         Section 6. The head of each department or office the county shall, as soon
officials.             as practicable after the passage of this act, file with the board a list of all
                       employes of such department or office, with the amount of salary or wage
                       received by each, the age of the employe, time of entering the county
                       employ, and such other information relative to such employes as is required
                       the board. From time to time, and whenever requested by the board, all
                       dismissals, appointments, resignations, transfers, changes in salaries or in
                       employment, and other information relative to employes, shall furnished to
                       the board by the head of each such department or office.
Appropriations by        Section 7. The county commissioners shall annually. in January,
county                 appropriate and pay into the pension fund not less than one-half of one per
cominisioners.         centum and more than two per centum of all available moneys received by
                       the county as taxes during the preceding calendar year. All moneys in any
                       pension fund heretofore established shall be transferred to the pension fund
                       created under this act.
                         Section 8. Each county employe shall each month pay into the pension
Contributions by       fund one per centum of amount received by him as salary or wages from
employes.              county during the preceding calendar month. Such amounts shall be
                       collected by the county treasurer, and by him paid into the pension fund.
                       Such monthly payments by an employe shall cease when such employe is
                       entitled to receive a pension under this act. No employe shall be entitled to a
                       pension who does not make the monthly payment herein required.
        Section 9. The board may, in its discretion, invest the moneys of the     Investment or find.
pension fund, or any part thereof, in obligations of the United States, or of
this State, or of any political division of this State, or it may deposit such
moneys, or any part thereof, in one or more banks or trust companies of the       Deposit of fund.
county selected by board. The banks or trust companies offering to pay the
highest rate of interest and that have a paid-capital and surplus of not less
than three hundred thousand dollars shall be selected. A contract with
.depositary shall be for a period covering the term the county treasurer. No
moneys shall be paid to depositary until it shall have executed to the board
bond for the proper safeguarding of the funds so posited. The bonds shall
have such surety as is approved by the court of common pleas. No moneys
exceeding in the aggregate the amount of the bond shall be paid to any
depositary.
        Section 10. Every person, now or hereafter in the employ of the           Persons entitled to
                                                                                  pensions.
county, who has reached the age of fifty years or upwards, and who shall
have been in the employ of the county during a period of not less than            Fifty years old and
twenty years, shall, upon application to the :board, be retired from service,     twenty years in
and shall thereafter receive during life a pension under the provisions of this   service.
act. The time spent in the employ of the county need not necessarily have
been continuous.
        Section 11. Any employe who has been in the county employ for a           Ten year old and
period of not less than ten years shall be entitled to a pension if he or she     twenty years in
becomes totally and permanently disabled, even though such employe has            service.
not reached the age of fifty years. Proof of total and permanent disability
shall be by the sworn statement of three practicing physicians of the county,
designated by the board, to the effect that such employe is totally and
permanently disabled from performing the duties of his or her position or
office.
        Section 12. The pension paid under the provisions of this act shall       Amount of pension
                                                                                  Payment.
equal annually fifty per centum of the average annual amount received by
the employe as salary or wages during the two years immediately preceding
the date of retirement of the employe receiving the pension. No pension
shall exceed the sum of one hundred dollars per month. Pensions shall be
paid in monthly instalments, on warrants on the board.
        Section 13. If any employe, after twenty years in the county employ,      Employes deprived
is dismissed, or retires voluntarily, or is in any other manner deprived of his   of employment
or her employment, before attaining the age of fifty years, such employe, if      before reaching fifty
he continues to contribute to the pension fund monthly a sum equal to the         years.
last monthly contribution paid while in the county employ, shall, when he or
she reaches the age of fifty years, be entitled to a pension under this act.
        Section 14. If any county employe contributing monthly to the             Refund of
pension fund shall, for any cause, cease to be an employe of the county           contributions.
before the expiration of the twenty year period, the total amount of the
contributions paid into the pension fund by such employe shall, upon
demand in writing, be repaid to him or her or to his or her personal
representative out of the fund.
                      Section 15. Should any county employe who has withdrawn his
Reinstatement.
                    contributions paid into the pension fund desire to be reinstated and again
                    become a beneficiary, he or she may do so by the payment in full of the
                    amount withdrawn and by paying the assessments provided for in section
                    eight of this act.
Executions and
                      Section 16. Any pension herein provided for shall not be subject to
attachments.
                    execution or to attachment, shall be payable only to the beneficiary provided
                    by this act, and shall not be subject to assignment or transfer,
Assignment and        Section 17. The act, approved the eleventh day of May, one thousand nine
transfer.           hundred and fifteen (Pamphlet Laws, two hundred and eighty-five), entitled
Act of May 11, 1915
(P. L. ) cited for
                    “An act requiring each county having a population of less than one million
repeal.             five hundred thousand and over one million, to establish a pension fund for
                    employes of said county, and regulating the payment of such pensions,” is
                    hereby repealed. All other acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are
                    hereby repealed.
Repeal.
                      APPROVED-The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                WM. C. SPROUL.

                                                     No. 101.
                                                     AN ACT
                     Reorganizing the Department of Agriculture, creating bureaus therein, and
                   providing for the proper administration thereof.
Department of        Section 1. Be it enacted, &e., That the Department of Agriculture be, and
Agriculture.       the same is hereby, reorganized as hereinafter provided; that the executive
Organization.
                   head of said department shall be known as the Secretary of Agriculture, who
Secretary.
Salary             shall be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the
Bond.              Senate, for a term of four years, and who shall receive an annual salary of
                   eight thousand (8,000) dollars. He shall give bond to the Commonwealth in
                   the sum of twenty-five thousand (25,000) dollars.
                     Section 2. The said Department of Agriculture shall have power to
Powers of
department         encourage and promote the develop- dement of agriculture, horticulture, and
                   kindred Industries; to take such measures as may be deemed advisable
                   concerning the causes, methods of prevention, control, and eradication of
                   diseases of poultry, animals, and plants; to collect and publish facts relating
                   to the transportation and marketing of farm products, and to promote the
                   better marketing of such products; to enforce all laws relating to the
                   manufacture and sale of foods and drinks; to make chemical analyses and
                   examinations of agricultural products, products used for agricultural
                   purposes, and food products, or the ingredients used in any of them; to
                   collect, compile, and publish statistics relating to the agricultural industries
                   and interests of the State; to inquire into, and report upon, any matters
                   pertaining to the economics of agriculture in the State. To better carry out
                   the powers herein given, the said Department of Agriculture shall have all
                   the power and authority heretofore conferred by law upon the Department of
                   Agriculture.
        Section 3. There shall be a Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, who
                                                                                 Deputy Secretary.
shall be appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture, with the approval of the
Governor, and who shall perform such duties as the Secretary of Agriculture      Duties.
may designate. In the absence or incapacity of the Secretary of Agriculture,
or vacancy in the office of the Secretary of Agriculture, the Deputy
Secretary shall act as the Secretary of Agriculture, and shall have all the
powers and perform all the duties imposed by law upon the Secretary of           Salary.
Agriculture. He shall receive a salary of live thousand (5,000) dollars per
year.
        Section 4. The Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized to          Bureaus.
organize in the Department of Agriculture the following bureaus:
Bureau of Animal Industry.
Bureau of Plant Industry.
Bureau of Markets.
Bureau of Foods.
Bureau of Chemistry.
Bureau of Statistics.
        Section 5. The Director of the Bureau of Animal industry shall be        Bureau of Animal
the State Veterinarian. He shall be a graduate of a recognized veterinary        Industry.
college, and shall have been engaged in veterinary work for a period of not
less than live years alter graduation. His salary shall be five thousand         Director.
(5,000) dollars per year.
        There shall be a Deputy Director of the Bureau of Animal Industry,       Deputy Director.
who shall be the Deputy State Veterinarian, and who shall be appointed by
the Secretary of Agriculture upon the recommendation of the State
veterinarian. He shall be a graduate of a recognized veterinary college, and
shall have been engaged in veterinary work for a period of not less than five
years after graduation. He shall perform such duties as the director of the
Bureau shall designate. In the absence or incapacity of the director, the
deputy director shall have, in all respects, the powers and duties of the
director. His salary shall be four thousand (4,(100()) dollars per year.
        It shall be the duty of the Bureau of Animal Industry, through its       Duties and powers.
officers, agents, and employes, to promote the livestock industry; to prevent,
suppress, control, and eradicate any transmissible diseases of animals and
poultry; to establish and maintain general or special quarantines on
premises; to prevent the spread of infectious and communicable diseases of
animals and poultry, and, for this purpose, the officers, agents, or employes
of the Bureau of Animal Industry may, at any time, enter any premises
where domestic animals or products thereof are kept, confined, or stored, to
take such measures as may seem advisable concerning methods of
preventing, controlling, eradicating diseases of animals, to cause the
disinfection of any premise, and, when deemed necessary prevent the spread
of disease, to cause the destruction of animals, poultry, and personal
property, and regulate and prohibit the movement or transportation of
animals or poultry into this Commonwealth, or from one place to another
within this Commonwealth; purchase such supplies and material as may be
                        deemed necessary; to provide for the licensing of breeding animals kept for
                        public service, and to prevent fraud and deception in the licensing of
                        stallions kept public service; to regulate the manufacture, use, sale of
                        biological products for use on domestic animals; to make such examinations
                        and tests as may be deemed necessary to determine the healthfulness of the
                        domestic animals and poultry of the Commonwealth; organize and
                        administer a service for the purpose protecting the public against the use of
                        unwholesome meat or meat food products. For the better carrying out of the
                        powers herein given, the said Bureau Animal Industry, its officers, agents,
                        and employes, shall have all the powers, and perform all the duties,
                        heretofore by law imposed upon the State Livestock Sanitary Board, its
                        officers, agents, and employes.
                          Section 6. The Director of the Bureau of Plant industry shall be qualified
Bureau of Industry.     by scientific training and experience in entomology and plant pathology. His
Director.
                        salary shall be five thousand (5,000) dollars per year.
Deputy Director.          There shall be a Deputy Director of the Bureau Plant Industry, appointed
                        by the director, with approval of the Secretary of Agriculture, who shall
                        have practical experience in entomology and plant pathology, and shall
                        perform such duties as the Director of the Bureau of Plant Industry shall
                        designate. His salary shall be three thousand (3,000) dollars year.
Duties and powers.        The Bureau of Plant Industry is authorized to inspect any nursery, orchard,
                        farm, garden, park, cemetery, or any private or public place, which may
                        become infested or infected with harmful insects or plant diseases, and shall
                        have power to establish and enforce quarantines, to issue and enforce orders
                        and regulations, and make investigations, for the control of said pests,
                        wherever they may exist within the Commonwealth, and may assume such
                        other duties relating “plants” and “plant products” as directed by the
                        Secretary of Agriculture or by act of the Legislature. Said bureau shall also
                        inspect apiaries for diseases inimical to bees and beekeeping, and shall
                        enforce the laws relating thereto, and, for the better administration the
                        powers herein conferred, the said Bureau of Plant Industry shall have all the
                        powers heretofore conferred by law upon the Secretary of Agriculture and
                        the Economic Zoologist.
                          Section 7. The Secretary of Agriculture, upon the recommendation of the
Quarantines, rule.,
and regulations.        Director of the Bureau of Animal Industry or the Director of the Bureau of
                        Plant Industry, shall have the power to establish general quarantines relating
                        to diseases of animals or plants and their products, also „to make all needful
                        rules and regulations for the enforcement of the laws relating to animals and
                        plants or the products thereof.
Enforcement of rules,     When general quarantines relating to animals have been declared, or rules
etc.                    and regulations for the. Enforce meant of the laws relating to animals or the
                        products thereof have been adopted, such quarantines or rules and
                        regulations shall be enforced by the officers or agents of the Bureau of
                        Animal Industry, and, for the purpose of enforcing such quarantines, rules,
                        and regulations, the officers and agents of the Bureau of Animal Industry
                        shall have all the powers now by law vested in the officers and agents of the
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State Livestock Sanitary Board. When general quarantines pertaining to
plants are declared, or rules and regulations for the enforcement of the laws
relating to plants and plant products have been adopted, such quarantines,
rules, and regulations shall be enforced by the Bureau of Plant Industry, and,
for the purpose of enforcing such quarantines, rules, and regulations, the
Bureau of Plant Industry shall have all the powers by law now vested in the
Department of Agriculture for such purposes.
        In any case where the Secretary of Agriculture declares general           Penalties.
quarantines, or makes rules and regulations for the enforcement of the laws
of the Commonwealth, the enforcement of which has heretofore been
imposed upon the State Livestock Sanitary Board, the Economic Zoologist,
and the Department of Agriculture, the same penalties shall be imposed for
the violation of such rules and regulations as are provided for the violation
of the act of Assembly relating to the subject matter covered by such
quarantines, rules, and regulations.
        Section 8. The Director of the Bureau of Markets shall be qualified       Bureau of
                                                                                  Markets.
for the performance of his duties by practical experience and training in
                                                                                  Director.
marketing. His salary shall be five thousand ($5,000) dollars per year.
        The said Bureau of Markets shall have power to investigate the            Duties and
subject of marketing farm products, including the costs of marketing, to          powers.
publish the results of such investigations, and to furnish advice and
assistance to the public with reference to the marketing of farm products
within this Commonwealth, and all matters relevant thereto; to gather and
diffuse timely information concerning the supply, demand, prevailing
prices, and commercial movement of farm products, including quantities in
common and cold storage; to secure, in the performance of the duties herein
prescribed, the cooperation and assistance of all other agencies; to assist and
advise in the organization and conduct of public markets, of cooperative and
other associations for improving marketing conditions and activities among
producers, distributors, and consumers; to investigate delays, embargoes,
conditions, practices, charges, and rates, in the transportation and storage of
all farm products, which appear to be detrimental to a free, economical and
efficient marketing of such products; to take such lawful steps as may be
deemed advisable to prevent waste of perishable products. In carrying out
the provisions of this act, the director, his employes, or agents, are
authorized to enter, on any business day, during the usual hours of business,
any storehouse, warehouse, cold-storage plant, packing house, stockyard,
railroad yard, railroad car, or any other building or place, where farm
products are kept or stored by any person engaged in marketing farm
products.
        Section 9. The Director of the Bureau of Foods shall be qualified by      Bureau of foods.
                                                                                  Director.
training and experience, and shall receive a salary of five thousand ($5,000)
dollars per yearHe shall have power to enforce all the laws of the
Commonwealth relating to the production, manufacture, transportation, and
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 sale of food or drink for man, and, for that purpose, shall have authority to
purchase from any wholesale or retail dealer samples of any food or drink,
and have the same analyzed or examined, and prosecute the sale of
adulterated, misbranded or deleterious foods or drink. He shall also have the
power to examine all cold-storage warehouses within the meaning of the
laws of Pennsylvania to ascertain whether the said warehouses are kept in a
sanitary condition, the wholesomeness of the food therein, and the time
within which foods shall have been so kept.
  He shall have power to make such rules and regulations necessary for the
enforcement of all acts of Assembly relating to oleomargarine, food, drink,
and cold-storage warehouses.
  For the better carrying out of the powers herein conferred, the Director of
the Bureau of Foods shall have all of the powers and duties conferred or
imposed upon the Dairy and Food Commissioner by any and all of the laws
of this Commonwealth.
  Section 10. The Director of the Bureau of Chemistry, who shall be the
Chief Chemist of the Department of Agriculture, shall be a graduate of a
recognized college, and shall have specialized in chemistry. His salary shall
be five thousand ($5,000) dollars per year. He shall have the power to obtain
or to purchase from wholesale or retail dealers, for the purpose of making
chemical analyses, any fertilizers, lime and lime products, feeds, feeding-
stuffs, insecticides, fungicides, paints, oils, turpentine, putties, or materials
or ingredients used in the manufacture or compound of any such fertilizers,
lime and lime products, feeds, feeding-stuffs, insecticides, fungicides,
paints, oils, turpentine, or putties, and shall make examinations and analyses
for the bureaus of the Department of Agriculture, when requested by the
Secretary of Agriculture
He shall keep correct records of all analyses made of each of the
commodities received, and shall report to the secretary such analyses and
commodities which do not comply with the requirements of the law.
  Section 11. The Director of the Bureau of Statistics shall be competent by
experience and training to take charge of the collection, compilation, and
publication of the agricultural statistics of the State. He shall receive a salary
of four thousand ($4,000) dollars per year.
The said bureau shall collect, tabulate, and publish monthly crop and
livestock reports, and such other information, from time to. time, pertaining
to the agricultural industries and interests of the State, as the Secretary of
Agriculture may direct.
  It shall be the duty of the Director of the Bureau of Statistics to publish
such bulletins and reports as the Secretary of Agriculture may direct. For the
better carrying out of the powers herein conferred upon said bureau, it shall
have all the powers and be subject to all the duties now by law conferred or
imposed upon the Secretary of Agriculture.
  Section 12. The directors of all of the bureaus here by created shall be
appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture, with the approval of the
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Governor. The Secretary of Agriculture, or the directors of said bureaus
with the approval of the secretary, shall have the power to appoint and fix
the compensation of such clerks, experts, and assistants, as may be
necessary to perform the work of the Department of Agriculture and of the
said bureaus.
        Section 13. The Department of Agriculture and the several bureaus        Location of
                                                                                 department.
thereof shall be located in the State capital.
        It shall be the duty of the Board of Public Grounds and Buildings to     Supplies and
furnish all supplies and equipment necessary to carry out the work of the        equipment.
said department and its bureaus.
        Section 14. It shall be the duty of the Department of Public Printing
                                                                                 Printing and binding.
and Binding to furnish said Department of Agriculture and its bureaus with
such printing and binding as may be necessary in the performance of the
work of the department.
        Section 15. The Secretary of Agriculture, upon the request of the
Governor, shall make a report of the activities of the department, which pay     Reports.
be published the Governor shall so direct.
        Section 16. The term “food,” as used in this act, when not otherwise
limited, shall include every article of food used for man, animal and plants,    Definitions.
as well every article entering into and intended for use as ingredient in the    Food.
preparation of food for man, animal and plants.
                                                                                 person.
“Person” includes individuals, partnerships, associations, and corporations.
“Farm product” means any agricultural or horticultural product, any fresh or     Farm product.
salt water food product, or any product designed for food or feed purposes
manufactured or prepared principally from any agricultural or horticultural
product or products.
        “Marketing” includes preparing for market, trans porting, storing,       Marketing.
consigning, buying for purposes of manufacture or sale, offering for sale,
selling, soliciting consignments, or receiving on consignment.
        Section 17. The several sections or provisions of this act are hereby
declared to be severable, and, if any section or provision shall be held by      Severability of
                                                                                 sections.
any court to be unconstitutional, it is the intent that the remainder would
have been enacted without regard to such unconstitutional provision.
        Section 18. The act, approved the eighth day of May, Anno Domini         Acts repealed.
one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six (Pamphlet Laws, one hundred
and twenty-nine), entitled “An act to establish a State Board of Agriculture”;   Act of May , 8 1976
                                                                                 (P. L. 129)
the act, approved the fourteenth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand
nine hundred and thirteen (Pamphlet Laws, two hundred and three), en-titled      Act of May 14, 1913
“An act providing for the appointment and qualifications of instructors and      (P. L. 203).
demonstrators in agriculture, and making an appropriation for the same”;
and the act, approved the eighteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred       Act of May 18, 1915
                                                                                 (P. L. 541).
and fifteen (Pamphlet Laws, five hundred and forty-one), entitled “An act
establishing State Commission of Agriculture; defining its powers and
duties, including its powers relative to the Department of Agriculture and
the Livestock Sanitary Board,” be, and the same are hereby, repealed.            Repeal.
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                       All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are also hereby repealed.
                        APPROVED-The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                   WM. C. SPROUL..


                                                         No. 102.
                                                         AN ACT
                         Providing for the joint acquisition and maintenance by the Commonwealth
                       of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey of certain toll-bridges over the
                       Delaware River.
                         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the word “bridge,” wherever used in
Delaware River         this act, shall mean any bridge, wherever toll is charged, over the Delaware
bridges.
„Bridge” defined.      River, between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New
                       Jersey, except such bridges as are used exclusively for railroad or railway
                       purposes; and shall include the actual bridge, the approaches thereto, and all
                       real and personal property, including the franchise, belonging to the owner
                       or owners of such bridge, used in the operation and maintenance of same.
Board of                 Section 2. The Board of Commissioners of Public Grounds and Buildings
Commissioners of       of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is hereby constituted a commission
public Grounds and     to act in conjunction with a similar commission of the State of New Jersey
Buildings.             as a joint commission for the acquisition of the various toll-bridges over the
Joint commission-      Delaware River between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State
Pennsylvania and
New Jersey.            of New Jersey.
Acquisition of           Section 3. The acquisition of said toll-bridges may be either by purchase
bridges.               or by condemnation proceedings, as said joint commission may deem more
                       expedient.
                         The one-half of the cost of acquiring said bridges shall be paid by the
Cost of acquisition.
                       Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, provided the one-half of the cost of
                       acquiring said bridges shall be paid by the State of New Jersey.
Purchase of bridges,     Section 4. The said commission shall, so far as it deems it practicable so to
                       do, acquire by purchase, in the name of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
                       and the State of New Jersey, any or all of said bridges and the rights,
Condemnation of        franchises, approaches, and real and personal property, thereto belonging,
bridges.               upon such terms, prices, or considerations, as may be considered by it to be
                       reasonable and can be agreed upon between it and the companies,
                       corporations, stock companies, partnerships, or persons, owning and
                       operating said bridges; but if for any reason the said commission does not
                       agree with the companies, corporations, stock companies, partnerships, or
                       persons, owning and operating any of said bridges, upon the price or
                       consideration therefor, and receive a proper conveyance or proper
                       conveyances thereof, the said commission, having given the said companies,
                       corporations, stock companies, partnerships, or persons, owning and
Notice.                operating said bridges, and all other parties in interest, at least sixty days
                       notice of its intention so to do, shall enter upon and take possession of said
                       bridge or bridges, in the name of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and
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the State of New Jersey, and such entry and possession shall entitle the joint
commission, and, through it, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the
State of New Jersey, to the exclusive use and right of possession of such
property for the purposes set forth in this act. The said joint commission
shall appoint a time, not less than twenty nor more than thirty days
therefrom, when the members thereof shall meet upon the property and view
the same and the premises affected thereby, and shall give at least ten days
personal notice of the time and place of the first meeting to the Attorney
General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and to the president,
secretary, or director of any corporation or stock company, or to any
                                                                                    Viewing of bridge by
partnership or persons affected, if any of the aforesaid officers or persons        joint commission.
reside within this Commonwealth, otherwise by advertisement for three
consecutive weeks two newspapers published in the county in which said
bridge is located, and by handbills posted upon the premises. The said joint
commission, having viewed the premises or examined the property, shall
hear all parties interested and their witnesses, and shall estimate the value of
the property taken, including any easement, rights or franchises incident
thereto, as well as the damages for property taken, injured, or destroyed, in
connection therewith, and shall find to whom the damages are payable, and
the commission shall have authority and power to subpoena witnesses at the
instance of the claimants, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the State
of New Jersey. In said hearing, the commission shall take into consideration
the value of the franchise to the corporation, stock company, partnership, or
persons, owning or operating said bridge, as incident to the bridge property,
                                                                                    Estimate of value .joint
the value of said franchise to be estimated on its then present value as
                                                                                    commission
incident to such property, and not upon estimated future receipts from toll
charges. Said joint commission shall file a report within ten days thereafter
in the court of common pleas of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, and shall,
within ten days after the filing of said report, give personal notice of the
filing thereof to all parties in interest, if resident within the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania, and, if not, by advertisement in two newspapers of general
circulation in the county of Dauphin, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Said
report shall include a description of said bridge and the location thereof, the
value of that portion of the bridge located in the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, the then present value of the franchise incident to that portion
of the bridge located within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the
amount of damages, if any, occasioned by the condemnation of said bridge,
and the person or persons, firm, or corporation, to whom said award or
awards hall be paid. If within thirty days after the filing of aid report in the
court of common pleas of Dauphin county, any person, firm, or corporation,
or the Commonwealth f Pennsylvania by its Attorney General, hall present a
petition to said court, setting forth the facts in the case, praying for an issue
to determine the amount of damages for the taking of said bridge, and
accompanied by affidavit that he verily believes injustice has been done by
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                     the action of said commission in fixing the value of that portion of the
                     bridge located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the value of the
                     franchise incident thereto or in the assessment of damages, it shall be the
                     duty of the said court to award an issue to determine the value of the portion
                     of said bridge located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the value of
                     the franchise incident thereto, and the amount of damages, if any, for the
                     taking of said bridge as aforesaid, which action shall be entered upon the
                     common pleas docket of said court, with the name of the Commonwealth of
                     Pennsylvania as the party defendant and the petitioner or petitioners as
                     parties plaintiff, and be tried and prosecuted to judgment in the same course
                     and manner as other suits in the same court, and with the same privileges of
                     appeal: Provided, That the said court is authorized and era powered to issue
                     a writ of mandamus to the Auditor general and the State Treasurer, or either
                     of them, as the case may require, to secure the payment of any judgment
                     properly recovered and entered on the record of said court, which writ shall
                     be returnable in like manner as other writs of mandamus.
                          Section 5. The amount finally determined, either by the joint
Payment of
                     commission or by final judgment of the court of common pleas of Dauphin
amount
determined as        County in an issue or issues framed therein as to the value of that portion of
value, etc.          the bridge located in Pennsylvania, with the value of the franchise incident
                     thereto, and the damages occasioned by the condemnation, if any, and the
                     amount finally determined by the commission or the final judgment of the
                     proper court of the State of New Jersey in an issue or issues framed therein
                     as to the value of that portion of the bridge located within the State of New
                     Jersey, with the value of the franchises incident thereto, and the damages, if
                     any, occasioned by the condemnation thereof, shall be added together, .and
                     fifty per centum of such sum total shall be paid by the Commonwealth of
                     Pennsylvania, and fifty per centum shall be paid by the State of New Jersey.
Expenses of            Section 6. All expenses of the Pennsylvania members of the joint
commission.          commission, and all court costs in the State of Pennsylvania, including
Costs.               advertisements, incurred in the proceedings aforesaid, shall be defrayed by
                     the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
                       Section 7. As soon as said joint commission shall have acquired any such
Taking possession.
                     bridge, either by purchase or condemnation, the said joint commission shall
                     at once take possession of such bridge in the joint names of the
                     Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey. Toll charges
                     on such bridge shall thereupon cease, and such bridge shall thereafter be
                     free to the traveling public, under such rules and regulations as may be
                     prescribed by said joint commission or its lawful successors. Any railroad or
Payment of rental    railway, now having the use of any such bridge by lease or agreement, shall
charges by           pay, according to the rules and regulations of the joint commission or as
railroads.           otherwise provided by law, such rental charges now paid to the owner or
                     owners of such bridge or such other charges as may be agreed upon or
                     required by law.
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        Section 8. Upon the acquisition of any such bridge by the
                                                                               Control.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey, the same shall       Maintenance.
remain in the charge and control of said joint commission or its successors.
Such bridge shall thereafter be maintained jointly by the Commonwealth of      Income.
Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey. Fifty per centum of any and all
expense in connection with such maintenance shall be paid by the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and fifty per centum shall be paid by the
State of New Jersey. Fifty per centum of the net income shall be paid to the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and fifty per centum to the State of New
Jersey, or to such body or bodies as may be provided by law in each State:
Provided, That appropriate concurrent legislation for the same purpose be
enacted by the State of New Jersey.
        Section 9. To carry out the provisions of this act the unexpended      Appropriation.
balance, appropriated under the provisions of the act, approved the twenty-
fifth day of July, one thousand nine hundred and thirteen (Pamphlet Laws,
twelve hundred and seventy-seven), entitled “An -act providing for the joint
acquisition and the maintenance by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and
the State of New Jersey of certain toll-bridges over the Delaware River, and
making an appropriation therefor,” and reappropriated under the provisions
of the act, approved the twenty-fifth day of July, one thousand nine hundred
and seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, eleven hundred and eighty-four), entitled
“An act providing for the joint acquisition and maintenance by the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey of certain toll-
bridges over the Delaware River and making an appropriation therefor,” is
hereby specifically reappropriated . The amount herein appropriated shall be
available until the purposes of this act may be accomplished, and shall not
be held or construed to have lapsed for the reason that the same was not
used within the specified time after the passage of this act.
        Section 10. The act of Assembly, entitled “An act providing for the    Acts repealed.
joint acquisition and maintenance by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania          Act of July 25, 1913
and the State of New Jersey of certain toll-bridges over the Delaware River,   (P. L. 1277).
and making an appropriation therefor,” approved the twenty-fifth day of        Act of July 25,
July, one thousand nine hundred and thirteen (Pamphlet Laws, twelve            1,917 (P. L. 1164).
hundred and seventy-seven); and the act of Assembly, entitled “An act
providing for the joint acquisition and maintenance by the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey of certain toll bridges over the
Delaware River, and making an appropriation therefor,” approved the
twenty-fifth day of July, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and
seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, eleven hundred and eighty-four) ; and all other
acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith be, and the same are hereby,       Repeal.
repealed.
APPROVED-The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
WM. C. SPROUL.
                                                    No. 103.
                                                    AN ACT
                     Amending section two of the act, approved the fourteenth day of May, one
                   thousand nine hundred fifteen (Pamphlet Laws, five hundred and six),
                   entitled “An act amending and supplementing sections one and two of an
                   act, entitled „An act for the promotion of medical science by the distribution
                   and use of unclaimed human bodies for scientific purposes, through a board
                   created for that purpose, and to prevent unauthorized uses and traffic in
                   human bodies,‟ approved June thirteenth, one thousand eight hundred and
                   eighty-three; by providing that the name of said board of distribution shall
                   be Anatomical Board of the State of Pennsylvania; by extending its
                   provisions to all persons having charge or control over bodies required to be
                   buried at the public expense; by requiring immediate notice of the death of
                   any person required to be buried at the public expense; by requiring notice
                   in all cases; but providing that there shall not be delivered to the board
                   created under the act the bodies of deceased indigent persons, where
                   claimed by relatives within twenty-four hours after death, for interment at
                   the expense of the claimant, or the bodies of honorably discharged soldiers,
                   sailors or marines who have served the United States in any war, or who
                   were in active service in the militia of the State of Pennsylvania under and
                   in pursuance of any of the proclamations issued by the Governor during the
                   Civil War, and not duly mustered into the service of the United States; by
                   repealing the provisions as to deceased indigent travelers; by providing for
                   the burial at the expense of the county of indigent persons unfit for
                   anatomical purposes, upon the certificate of the board or its duly authorized
                   officer or agent that such bodies are unfit for anatomical purposes, or are the
                   bodies of soldiers, sailors, or marines required to be buried at the public
                   expense, and that the provisions of this act have been complied with; by
                   providing that no warrants for payment of expenses of burial shall be drawn
                   or paid except upon such certificate; by providing for the burial of bodies
                   rendered unfit for anatomical purposes by the failure to comply with the
                   provisions of this act, at the expense of the person failing to comply with its
                   provisions.”
Anatomical Board
                     Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section two of the act, approved the
of the State of    fourteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred fifteen (Pamphlet Laws,
Pennsylvania.      hundred and six), entitled “An act amending and supplementing sections
                   one and two of an act, entitled „An act for the promotion of medical science
                   by the distribution and use of unclaimed human bodies
                   scientific purposes, through a board created for purpose, and to prevent
                   unauthorized uses and traffic in human bodies,‟ approved June thirteenth,
                   thousand eight hundred and eighty-three; by providing that the name of said
                   board of distribution shall Anatomical Board of the State of Pennsylvania;
                   extending its provisions to all persons having charge or control over bodies
                   required to be buried at the public expense;
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by requiring immediate notice of the death of any person required to be
buried at the public expense; by requiring notice in all cases; but providing
that there shall not be delivered to the board created under the act the bodies
of deceased indigent persons, where claimed by relatives within twenty-four
hours after death, for interment at the expense of the claimant, or the bodies
of honorably discharged soldiers, sailors or marines who have served the
United States in any war, or who were in active service in the militia of the
State of Pennsylvania under and in pursuance of any of the proclamations
issued by the Governor during the Civil War, and not duly mustered into
service of the United States; by repealing the provisions as to deceased
indigent travelers; by providing for the burial at the expense of the county of
indigent persons unfit for anatomical purposes, upon the certificate of the
board or its duly authorized officer agent that such bodies are unfit for
anatomical purposes, or are the bodies of soldiers, sailors or marines
required to be buried at the public expense, and the provisions of this act
have been complied with; providing that no warrants for payment of
expenses burial shall be drawn or paid except upon such certificate; by
providing for the burial of bodies rendered unfit for anatomical purposes by
the failure to comply with the provisions of this act, at the expense of person
failing to comply with its provisions,” which reads as follows:-
         “Section 2. All public officers, agents, and servants, and all officers,
                                                                                    Section 2, act of June
agents, and servants of any and every county, city, township, borough,              13, 1883 (P. L. 110), as
district, and other municipality, and of any and every almshouse, prison,           amended by section 2,
morgue, hospital, or other municipality or other public institution, having         act of May 14, 1915 (P.
charge or control over dead human bodies, required to be buried at the              L. 506), cited for
public expense, are hereby required to notify the said board of distribution,       amendment.
or such person or persons as may, from time, be designated by said board or
its duly authorized officer or agent, whenever any such body or bodies,
except such bodies that are too badly mutilated or decomposed on receipt of
such officers, agents or servants as to render them unfit for scientific
purposes, and permit and suffer the said board and its agents, and the
physicians and surgeons from time to time designated by them, who may
comply with the provisions of this act, to take and remove all such bodies to
be used within the State for the advancement of medical science; but no
such notice need be given, nor shall any such body be delivered, if any
relative by blood or marriage shall claim the said body for burial within a
reasonable time, which shall not be less than forty eight hours after death,
but the body shall be surrendered to said claimant for interment; and no such
notice shall be given, nor shall any such body be delivered, if any friend or
any representative of a fraternal society of which deceased was a member,
or a representative of any charitable organization, shall claim the said body
for burial within a reasonable time, which shall not be limited to less than
forty-eight hours; said burial to be at the expense of such friend, fraternal
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                   society, or charitable organization; nor shall the notice be given or body
                   delivered if
                   said person was a traveler, who died suddenly, or was an honorably
                   discharged soldier, sailor, or marine of the United States, or of the militia of
                   the State of Pennsylvania; in which case said body shall be buried in
                   accordance with the provisions of existing laws. In case of the death of any
                   person whose body is required to be buried at the public expense, and the
                   duly authorized officer or agent of the board deems such body unfit for
                   anatomical purposes, he shall notify in writing the poor directors, overseers,
                   or, in counties in which there are no poor directors or overseers, then the
                   county commissioners of the county where such person died; who shall
                   direct some person to take charge of the body of such deceased indigent
                   person, and cause it to be buried; and draw warrants upon the treasurer of
                   their county for the payment of such expenses, not exceeding, however, the
                   sum of thirty-five dollars on each body buried in accordance with the
                   provisions of this act. Such warrants shall be made payable to the persons so
                   authorized and directed, who shall have buried the bodies for which the
                   warrants are to be drawn. No warrants for the payment of the expenses of
                   the burial of any persons, whose body is required to be buried at the public
                   expense, shall be drawn or paid except upon the certificate of the duly
                   authorized officer or agent of the board, to the effect that such body is unfit
                   for anatomical purposes, or that the body is that of a soldier, sailor, or
                   marine required to be buried at the public expense, and that the provisions
                   of this act have been complied with. Wherever, through the failure of any
                   person to deliver the body of a deceased indigent as required by this act,
                   such body shall become unfit for anatomical purposes, and is so certified by
                   the duly authorized officer or agent of said board of distribution, such body
                   shall be buried in accordance with the provisions of this act; and the person
                   so failing to deliver such body shall pay to the county treasurer the expense
                   so incurred, and, upon the refusal or failure of such person, on demand, to
                   pay such expense, the poor directors or overseers, or, in counties in which
                   there are no poor directors or overseers, then the county commissioners,
                   shall bring suit to recover the same; to be recovered as debts of like amount
                   are by law collectible,” is hereby amended to read as follows:-
Officials            Section 2.. All public officers, agents, and servants, and all officers,
having bodies      agents, and servants of any and every county, city, township, borough,
to notify board.   district, and other municipality and of any and every almshouse, prison,
                   morgue, hospital, or other municipality or other public institution, having
                   charge or control over dead human bodies, required to be buried at the
                   public expense, are hereby required to notify the said board of distribution,
                   or such person or persons as may, from time to time, be designated by said
                   board or its duly authorized officer or agent, whenever any such body or
                   bodies come to his or their possession, charge, or control; and shall, without
                   fee or reward, deliver such body or bodies, and permit and suffer the said
                   board and its agents, and the physicians and surgeons from time to time
designated by them, who may comply with the provisions of this act, to take
and remove all such bodies to be used within the State for the advancement
of medical science; but no such notice need be given, nor shall any such
body be delivered, if any relative by blood or marriage shall claim the body
for burial within a reasonable time, which shall not be less than forty-eight
hours after death, but the body shall be surrendered to said claimant for
interment; and no such notice shall be given, nor shall any such body be
delivered, if any friend or any representative of a fraternal society of which
deceased was a member, or a representative of any charitable organization,
shall claim the said body for burial within a reasonable time, which shall not
be limited to less than forty eight hours; said burial to be at the expense of
such friend, fraternal society, or charitable organization; nor shall the notice
be given or body delivered if said person was a traveler, who died suddenly,
or was an honorably discharged soldier, sailor, or marine of the United
States, or of the militia of the State of Pennsylvania; in which case said body
shall be buried in accordance with the provisions of existing laws. In case of
the death of any person whose body is required to be buried at the public
expense, and the duly authorized officer or agent of the board deems such
body unfit for anatomical purposes, he shall notify in writing the poor
directors, overseers, or, in counties in which there are no poor directors or
overseers, then the county commissioners of the county where such person
died; who shall direct some person to take charge of the body -of such
deceased indigent person, and cause it to be buried; and draw warrants upon
the treasurer of their county for the payment of such expenses, which
expenses shall not be less than thirty-five dollars nor more than fifty dollars
on each body buried in accordance with the provisions of this act. Such
warrants shall be made payable to the persons so authorized and directed,
who shall have buried the bodies for which no warrants are to be drawn. No
warrants for the payment of the expenses of the burial of any person, whose
body is required to be buried at the public expense, shall be drawn or paid
except upon the certificate of the duly authorized officer or agent of the
board, to the effect that such body is unfit for anatomical purposes, or that
the body is that of a soldier, sailor, or marine required to be buried at the
public expense, and that the provisions of this act have been complied with.
Wherever, through the failure of any person to deliver the body of a
deceased indigent as required by this act, such body shall become unfit for
anatomical purposes, and is so certified by the duly authorized officer or
agent of said board of distribution, such body shall be buried in accordance
with the provisions of this act; and the person so failing to deliver such body
shall pay to the county treasurer the expense so incurred, and, upon the
refusal or failure of such person, on demand, to pay such expenses, the poor
directors or overseers, or, in counties in which there are no poor directors or
overseers, then the county commissioners, shall bring suit to recover the
same, to be recovered as debts of like amount are by law collectible.
        APPROVED-The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                             WM. C. SPROUL.
                                                        No. 104.

                                                        AN ACT
                        To amend an act, approved the fourteenth day of May, one thousand nine
                      hundred and fifteen, entitled “An act creating a fund for the purpose of
                      rebuilding, restoring, and replacing buildings, structures, equipment, or
                      other property of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, damaged or
                      destroyed by fire or other casualty, and regulating the placing of insurance
                      thereon, and providing penalties for any violation of the provisions of this
                      act.”
                        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the first section of the act, approved the
Insurance Fund.
                      fourteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and fifteen, entitled “An
                      act creating a fund for the purpose of rebuilding, restoring, and replacing
                      buildings, structures, equipment, or other property of the Commonwealth of
                      Pennsylvania, damaged or destroyed by fire or other casualty, and regulating
                      the placing of insurance thereon, and providing penalties for any violation of
                      the provisions of this act,” which reads as follows:-
Section 1, act of       “Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That, for the purpose of creating a fund for
May 14, 1915 (P. L.   the rebuilding, restoration, and replacement of any structures, buildings,
524), cited for       equipment, or other property owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
amendment.            and damaged or destroyed by fire or other casualty, the following funds,
                      income, and revenue of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are hereby
                      specifically dedicated, appropriated, and set apart, to constitute a fund
                      separate and apart from all other funds of the Commonwealth, and to be
                      known as the Insurance Fund, to wit:
                        “(a) All moneys now in the custody of the State Treasurer, heretofore
                      „Appropriated and set apart for the purpose of paying the present
                      indebtedness and the interest thereon, and such further indebtedness as may
                      hereafter be contracted on the part of the Commonwealth,‟ and commonly
                      known as the sinking-fund, in excess of the total amount of the funded
                      obligations or indebtedness of the Commonwealth chargeable thereto; the
                      amount of such excess in the sinking-fund to be determined by the State
                      Treasurer, audited by the Auditor General, and approved by the Board of
                      Sinking-Fund Commissioners, as of the date of the approval of this act.
                        (b) All revenues of the Commonwealth received by the State Treasurer,
                      after the date of the approval of this act, which, under existing laws, are
                      appropriated and set apart to the sinking-fund.
                        “(c) One-half of all taxes received upon premiums of foreign fire
                      insurance companies, after the date of the approval of this act.
                        “(d) All payments hereafter made by insurance companies on account of
                      loss or damage to property of the Commonwealth, caused by fire or other
                      casualty, or on account of the cancellation of existing policies of insurance.
                    LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA
        “(e) All income received from interest upon deposits in bank, or
upon securities in which the said fund may be invested,” be, and the same is
hereby, amended to reads as follows:-
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That for the purpose of creating a fund   Funds, income, and
for the rebuilding, restoration, and replacement of any structures, buildings,   revenue of which
equipment, or other property, owned by the Commonwealth of                       fund consists.
Pennsylvania, and damaged or destroyed by fire or other casualty, the
following funds, income, and revenue, of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania are hereby specifically dedicated, appropriated, and set apart,
to constitute a fund separate and apart from all other funds of the
Commonwealth, and to be known as the Insurance Fund; to wit,
        (a) All moneys now in the custody of the State Treasurer heretofore
“Appropriated and set apart for the purpose of paying the present
indebtedness and the interest thereon, and such further indebtedness as may
hereafter be contracted on the part of the Commonwealth,” and commonly
known as the sinking-fund, in excess of the total amount of the funded
obligation or indebtedness of the Commonwealth chargeable thereto; the
amount of such excess in the sinking-fund to be determined by the State
Treasurer, audited by the Auditor General, and approved by the Board of
Sinking-Fund Commissioners, as of the date of the approval of this act.
        (b) One-half of all taxes received upon premiums of foreign fire
insurance companies after the date of the approval of this act.
        (c) All payments hereafter made by insurance companies on account
of loss or damage to property of the Commonwealth, caused by fire or other
casualty, or on account of the cancellation of existing policies of insurance
        (d) All income received from interest upon deposits in bank, or upon
securities in which the said fund may be invested.
        Section 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith be, and the
same are hereby, repealed.                                                       Repeal
        ARPROVED-The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                            WM. C. SPROUL.


                                No. 105.
                            A SUPPLEMENT
To an act, approved the second day of May, one thousand eight hundred and
ninety-nine (Pamphlet Laws, one hundred eighty four), entitled “An act to
provide revenue by imposing a mercantile license tax on vendors of or
dealers in goods, wares and merchandise, and providing for the collection of
said tax”; providing for the appointment of and the fixing of salaries
mercantile appraisers and clerks in certain counties; and providing for the
disposition of moneys collected as fees for mercantile appraisers; and
authorizing the mercantile appraisers such counties, instead of the county
commissioners, to have supervision of the publication of the mercantile
appraisers‟ lists.
Counties having a        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in all counties having a population of
population of more     more than one million and less than one million five hundred thousand
than 1,000000 and      inhabitants, the Auditor General shall appoint five citizens as mercantile
less than 1,500,000.   appraisers, who shall each receive a salary not to exceed the sum of five
Mercantile             thousand dollars per annum, which salary shall be fixed by the Auditor
Appraisers.
                       General. The Auditor General shall also appoint such clerks may be deemed
Clerks.                necessary to assist the said mercantile appraisers, and shall fix their salaries.
                         The fee of fifty cents, as now provided and collected by law from the
                       dealer and paid to the mercantile appraiser, shall collected and paid into the
                       county treasury for the use of the Commonwealth. In lieu of the fee of fifty
Fees and salaries.
                       cents heretofore paid to the mercantile appraisers, the salary of such
                       appraisers and clerks shall be paid monthly, out of the mercantile license
                       moneys collected, upon bills rendered to, and approved by, the Auditor
                       General.
                         The mercantile appraisers herein provided for are authorized and required
Publication of
mercantile praisers    to publish the mercantile appraisers‟ list of names and classification of each
lists.                 person subject to license in not less than two nor more than three
                       newspapers of general circulation, published in the counties in which such
                       mercantile appraisers reside, one of which newspapers to represent the
Cost.                  minority party of the two principal parties of the county. The cost of such
                       publications shall be paid in the manner now provided by law.
When effective.          This act shall take effect the first day of October, one thousand nine
                       hundred nineteen.
                         Section 2. All acts and paris of acts, general, special, and local,
Repeal.                inconsistent with the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.
                         APPROVED-The 8th day of May, A. ). 1919
                                                                                  WM. C. SPIROUI,.


                                                         No. 106.
                                                         AN ACT
                         Relating to the indexing of sheriff‟s, coroner‟s, and tax deeds in the office
                       of the recorder of deeds; imposing the expense of such indexing on the
                       county; and providing that such indices shall be notice to all persons.
                         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That all sheriff‟s, coroner‟s, and tax deeds,
                       heretofore entered in the records of the court of common pleas of any
                       county in this Commonwealth, including the minutes or record of the
                       acknowledgment of such deeds, may be indexed in the office of the recorder
                       of deeds of the proper county, in the regular grantee and grantor indices of
                       deeds, or in a grantee and grantor index arranged in a separate book or
                       books known as the Sheriff‟s and Tax Deed Index Books. In either case,
                       such deeds shall be indexed, in the grantee index, in the name of the grantee
                       or grantees therein; and in the grantor index, in the name of the defendant or
                       defendants and of the terre-tenant or terre-tenants, if any, or in the name of
                       the person or persons who were the owners or reputed owners of the
                       property conveyed by such deed.
        Section 2. All books and material, and all clerical labor or assistance,
necessary to make and install such indices of deeds heretofore indexed only
in the prothonotary‟s office of any county in this Commonwealth, whether
indexed in the regular grantee and grantor indices or in a separate book or
books kept for that purpose, shall be furnished and provided by the county
commissioners at the expense of the county, and shall be paid for out of the
county treasury.
        Section 3. The index of all sheriff‟s, coroner‟s, and tax deeds,
indexed under or in accordance with the provisions „of this act, shall be
deemed to be sufficient legal notice to all persons interested of the record
and contents of such deeds.
        APPROVED-The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                            WM. C. SPROUL.


                                  No. 107.
                                  AN ACT
        To amend section twenty-two of the act, approved the third day of
May, one thousand nine hundred seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, one hundred
thirteen), entitled “An act providing for the organization, government,
discipline, maintenance, and regulation of the armed land forces of this
Commonwealth.”
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section twenty two of the act,
approved the third day of May, one thousand nine hundred seventeen
(Pamphlet Laws, one hundred thirteen), entitled “An act providing for the
organization, government, discipline, maintenance, and regulation of the
armed land forces of this Commonwealth, “which reads as follows:-
        “Section 22. Commissioned officers who shall have served forty
years, either as an officer or enlisted man, or both, in the Pennsylvania
National Guard, shall, upon application made to the Adjutant General,
retired from active service, and placed upon the retired list as of the next
higher grade, except a major general, whose grade upon the retired list shall
remain the same; and when any commissioned officer is sixty four years of
age he shall be retired from active service, and may be placed upon the
retired list as of the next higher grade, except a major general, whose grade
on the retired list shall remain the same: Provided, That service in the
volunteer forces of the United States, or in the Army, Navy, or Marine
Corps thereof, during the War for the Suppression of the Rebellion, or the
War with Spain, in Mexican border service, or in other Federal service, may
be included as of twice its actual length in computing the forty years of
service required for retirement. The. Governor as Commander-in-Chief shall
have power, and is hereby authorized, to relieve from active service, and
place upon the retired list as of the next higher grade, any commissioned
officer who has served continuously in any one grade for fifteen years. The
commission of any officer, so relieved from active duty and placed upon the
retired list, shall be considered as terminated and the office held by him as
vacated. When an officer has become incapable, from any cause, of
performing the duties of his office, he may be ordered before an efficiency
board, created as herein provided and sitting as a retiring board. If he is
found disqualified by reason of physical disability incurred in the line of
duty, he may be retired as of the next higher grade, but if he is found
disqualified for any other reason he shall be retired without increase grade.
The action of every such board shall be subject to the approval of the
Governor as Commander-in-Chief,” is hereby amended to read as follows:-
  Section 22. Commissioned officers who shall have served forty years,
either as an officer or enlisted man, or both, in the Pennsylvania National
Guard, shall, upon application made to the Adjutant General, be retired from
active service, and placed upon the retired list as of the next higher grade,
except a major general, whose grade upon the retired list shall remain the
same; and when any commissioned officer is sixty-four years of age, he
shall be retired from active service, and may be placed upon the retired list
as of the next higher grade, except a major general, whose grade on the
retired list shall remain the same: Provided, That service in the volunteer
forces of the United States, or in the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps thereof,
during the War for the Suppression of the Rebellion, or the War with Spain,
in Mexican border service, or in other Federal service, may be included as
of twice its actual length in computing the forty years of service required for
retirement. The Governor as Commander-in-Chief shall have power, and is
hereby authorized, to relieve from active service, and place upon the retired
list as of the next higher grade, any commissioned officer who has served
continuously in any one grade for fifteen years. The commission of any
officer, so relieved from active duty and placed upon the retired list, shall be
considered as terminated, and the office held by him as vacated. When an
officer has become incapable, from any cause, of performing the duties of
his office, he may be ordered before an efficiency board, created as herein
provided and sitting as a retiring board. If he is found disqualified by reason
of physical disability incurred in the line of duty, he may be retired as of the
next higher grade; but if he is found disqualified for any other reason, he
shall be retired without increase in grade. The action of every such board
shall be subject to the approval of the Governor as Commander in-Chief.
  Any officer who shall have served under a commission in the
Pennsylvania National Guard or Pennsylvania Reserve Militia may be
placed upon the retired list of the Pennsylvania National Guard, upon his
own application, as of the highest grade he may have held, provided he shall
have been in continuous commission or otherwise as an officer of the said
Pennsylvania National Guard or Pennsylvania Reserve Militia, or both, for a
period of at least ten years in the aggregate,
provided that service in the volunteer forces of the United States in the War
with Spain, in Mexican border service, or in any other Federal service, may
be computed as of twice its actual length; and shall be entitled to wear the
uniform of said highest grade as a retired officer of the Pennsylvania
National Guard on proper military or semimilitary occasions.
       APPROVED-The 8th day of -May, A. D. 1919.
                                                          WM. C. SPROUL.


                                No. 108.
                                AN ACT
Authorizing county commissioners to appoint county engineers, and to fix
their compensation, and prescribing the duties of such engineers.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in all counties the county
commissioners may appoint a competent civil engineer, who shall be styled       Counties.
the county engineer. Such engineer shall serve for a term of four years, and    County engineers.
                                                                                Compensation.
shall receive such compensation as the county commissioners shall fix.
        Section 2. The county engineer so appointed shall prepare plans,        Duties.
specifications, and estimates of all engineering work undertaken by such
county, and shall, whenever required, furnish the commissioners with
reports, information, or estimates on any such work, and, in general, shall
perform all such duties with reference to any county engineering work as the
county commissioners may, from time to time, prescribe.
        Section 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby   Repeal.
repealed.
        APPIROVED--The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                           WM. C. SPROUL.


                                 No. 109.
                                 AN ACT
To amend section two of an act, approved the thirteenth day of March, one
thousand eight hundred and fifteen (Pamphlet Laws, one hundred and fifty),
entitled “An act concerning divorces,” as amended, by changing the time for
making service of the subpoena upon the respondent, and validating
divorces heretofore granted where service was made personally at any time
before the return day, or where a return of non est inventus has been sworn
to at any time prior to the return day.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section two of an act, approved     Divorse
the thirteenth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen
(Pamphlet Laws, one hundred and fifty), entitled “An act concerning
divorces,” as amended by an act, approved the first day of June, one
thousand nine hundred and fifteen (Pamphlet Laws, six hundred and
seventy-four), entitled “An act to amend an act, approved the thirteenth day
of March, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, entitled „An act
concerning divorces,‟ as amended,” which reads as follows:-
“ Section 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That if any
person hath been or shall be injured as aforesaid, the husband or the wife
may exhibit his or her petition or libel to the judges of the court of common
pleas of the proper county where the injured party resides,-in term time, or
to one of the judges of the same court in the vacation, at least thirty days
before the next term, setting forth therein particularly and specially the
cause of his or her complaint, and shall, together with such petition or libel,
also exhibit an affidavit, on oath or affirmation, taken before one of the
same judges or any person in the county legally authorized to take
acknowledgments, that the facts contained in the said petition or libel are
true to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, and that the said
complaint is not made out of levity or by collusion between the said
husband and wife, and for the mere purpose of being freed and separated
from each other, but in sincerity and truth for the causes mentioned in the
said petition or libel; and thereupon a subpoena shall issue from the said
court, signed by one of the judges thereof, directed to the party so
complained against, commanding him or her to appear at the next or any
subsequent court of common pleas to answer the said petition or libel; and,
upon due proof at the return of the said subpoena that the same shall have
been served personally upon the said party, wherever found, or that a copy
had been given to him or her fifteen days before the return of the same, the
said court shall and may make such preparatory rules and orders in the cause
that the same may be brought to a hearing and determined at the term to
which said process may be returnable, or afterwards, at which hearing the
court may determine the same ex pare, if necessary; but either of the parties
who shall desire any matter of fact, that is affirmed by the one and denied by
the other, to be tried by a jury, may take a rule upon the opposite party, to be
allowed by a judge of the court of common pleas, to show cause why the
issues of fact set forth in the said rule shall not be tried by a jury, which said
rule shall be served upon the opposite party or his or her counsel. Upon the
return of said rule, after hearing, the court may discharge it or make it
absolute, or frame issues itself, and only the issues as ordered by the court
shall be tried accordingly; but such rule shall not be made absolute when, in
the opinion of the court, a trial by a jury cannot be had without prejudice to
public morals. When neither of the parties takes a rule as aforesaid, or when
after hearing the rule is discharged, the court may proceed to hear the cause;
or may, upon motion of either party, appoint a master to take the testimony
and return the same to the court, together with a report of the proceedings
had before him and his opinion of the case and may, upon the application of
either party, and upon such terms as it may order, authorize and direct the
master to take testimony of witnesses in any other country, State, or
Territory, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, or in any foreign
country. And the said court shall have power to adopt rules regulating the
proceedings before the master and fixing his fees,” is hereby further
amended to read as follows:-
        Section 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That
                                                                                     Procedure
if any person hath been or shall be injured as aforesaid, the husband or the
wife may exhibit his or her petition or libel to the judges of the court of
common pleas of the proper county where the injured party resides, in term
time, or to one of the judges of the same court in the vacation, at least thirty     Jurisdiction
days before the next term, setting forth therein particularly and specially the
cause of his or her complaint, and shall, together with such petition or libel,
also exhibit an affidavit on oath or affirmation, taken before one of the same       Petition
judges or any person in the county legally authorized to take
acknowledgments, that the facts contained in the said petition or libel are
true to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, and that the said
complaint is not made out of levity or by collusion between the said
husband and wife, and for the mere purpose of being freed and separated
from each other, but in sincerity and truth for the causes mentioned in the
said petition or libel; and thereupon a subpoena shall issue from the said
court, signed by one of the judges thereof, directed to the party so
complained against, commanding him or her to appear at the next or any
subsequent court of common pleas to answer the said petition or libel; and,
upon due proof at the return of the said subpoena that the same shall have
been served personally upon the said party, wherever found, or that a copy
had been given to him or her on or before the return day of the same, the
said court shall and may make such preparatory rules and orders in the cause
that the same may be brought to a hearing and determined at the term to
which said process may be returnable, or afterwards, at which hearing the
court may determine the same ex parte, if necessary; but either of the parties
who shall desire any matter of fact, that is affirmed by the one and denied by
the other, to be tried by a jury, may take a rule upon the opposite party, to be
allowed by a judge of the court of common pleas, to show cause why the
issues of fact set forth in the said rule shall not be tried by a jury, which said
rule shall be served upon the opposite party or his or her counsel. Upon the
return of said rule, after hearing, the court may discharge it or make it
absolute, or frame issues itself, and only the issues as ordered by the court
shall be tried accordingly; but such rule shall not be made absolute when, in
the opinion of the court, a trial by a jury cannot be had without prejudice to
public morals. When neither of the parties takes a rule as aforesaid, or when
after hearing the rule is discharged, the court may proceed to hear the cause,
or may, upon motion of either party, appoint a master to take the testimony
and return the same to the court, together with a report of the proceedings
had before him and his opinion of the case, and may, upon the application of
either party, and upon such terms as it may order, authorize and direct the
master to take testimony of witnesses in any other country, State, or
Territory, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, or in any foreign
country. And the said court shall have power to adopt rules regulating the
proceedings before the master and fixing his fees.
Whenever heretofore any subpoena in divorce has been regularly issued
according to law, and the sheriff of the proper county has served such
subpoena personally on the respondent therein any time prior to the return
day thereof, or whenever the sheriff of the proper county has at any time
prior to such return day made oath to a return of non est inventus to such
subpoena, whether such sworn return be filed with the prothonotary before
or after such return day,-in all such cases such personal service shall be
deemed lawful and valid, and such return of non est inventus and all
proceedings in divorce otherwise valid in law based on such service or such
return are hereby validated and made good in law.
  APPROVED-The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                        WM. C. SPROUL.

                                 No. 110.
                                 AN ACT
  Providing for the refunding of liquor license fees and additional taxes to
wholesale and retail dealers, brewers, distillers, rectifiers, compounders,
bottlers, agents, and other persons, prevented from engaging in business by
order or regulation of the President or Secretary of War; providing for the
return the proportions thereof paid to municipalities and the
Commonwealth; and making an appropriation.
  Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever any wholesale or retail
dealer, brewer, distiller, rectifier, compounder, bottler, agent, or other
person, licensed under the laws of this Commonwealth to manufacture or
deal in or sell at wholesale or retail any vinous, spirituous, malt or brewed
liquors, or any admixture thereof, has been heretofore or shall hereafter be
prevented from engaging in such business by order or regulation of the
President of the United States or the Secretary of War for the United States,
issued under authority of an act of Congress, such wholesale or retail dealer,
brewer, distiller, rectifier, compounder, bottler, agent, or other person shall
be reimbursed for proportionate amount of the license fee and additional tax
paid for the privilege of engaging in such business during the time when
such order or regulation shall have been enforced.
  Section 2. Any person, copartnership, association, or corporation, so
licensed, who or which has been prevented from engaging in business under
any such order or regulation, may file his or its petition in the court of
quarter sessions of the proper county, setting forth the facts, and specifying
the time during which he or it was prevented from engaging in the business
for which licensed, which petition shall be verified by affidavit. After a full
investigation of the matter, the court finds that such person, copartnership,
association, or corporation was prevented from engaging in such business, it
shall make an order upon the county treasurer, directing him to pay from the
county treasury, as a refund of the license fee and additional tax theretofore
paid, an amount sufficient to reimburse such person, copartnership,
association, or corporation, for the period during which he or it was
prevented from engaging in business under such license, and shall also, in
such order, determine the proportion of such refund which has been paid
into the treasuries of the several municipalities, and the portion of such
amount which has been paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth, and
shall make an order upon the respective municipality and upon the State
Treasurer to return to the county treasury such amount.
    Section 3. For the purpose of refunding from the State Treasury amounts
necessary to reimburse the county treasuries hereunder, the sum of fifty
thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby
specifically appropriated. Payments from said appropriation shall be made
by warrant of the Auditor General on the State Treasurer.
    APPROVED-The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                          WM. C. SPROUL.



                                 No. 111.
                                 AN ACT
        To repeal an act, entitled “An act changing the mode and manner of
appointing collectors of taxes in the County of Lehigh,” approved the
twenty-fifth day of March, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and
forty-four (Pamphlet Laws, one hundred and sixty).
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the act, entitled “An act changing   Lehigh County. Act of
the mode and manner of appointing collectors of taxes in the County of           March 25, 1844 (P. L.
Lehigh,” approved the twenty-fifth day of March, Anno Domini one                 160) cited for repeal.
thousand eight hundred and forty-four (Pamphlet Laws, one hundred and            Tax collectors.
sixty), be, and the same is hereby, repealed.
        APPROVED-The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                            WM. C. SPROUL.



                                 No. 112.
                                 AN ACT
        To repeal an act, entitled “An act regulating the salary of Treasurer
of Lehigh County,” approved the sixteenth day March, Anno Domini one
thousand eight hundred and sixty seven (Pamphlet Laws, four hundred and
eighty-five).
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the act, entitled “An act            Lehigh County.
regulating the salary of the Treasurer Lehigh County,” approved the              Act of March 16 1867 (P.
                                                                                 L. 485), cited for repeal.
sixteenth day of March, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and               County treasurer.
sixty- seven (Pamphlet Laws, four hundred and eighty-five), be, and the
same is hereby, repealed.
        APPROVED-The 8th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                          WM. C. SPROUL.
                                  No. 113.
                                  AN ACT
  Providing for the payment into the State Treasury of unclaimed funds in
the hands of fiduciaries; defining the term fiduciary; providing for the
refunding of such funds from State Treasury with interest to persons entitled
thereto, and making an appropriation therefore; prohibiting the discharge
such fiduciaries, the release of their sureties, or the final distribution of
funds in their possession, until after compliance with the provisions of this
act; and imposing penalties.
  Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That (a) the term “fiduciary” in this act shall
include receivers, executors, administrators, guardians, committees, trustees,
assignees, and all other persons, associations, or corporations, acting in any
fiduciary capacity whatever, subject to the jurisdiction of any court of any
county this Commonwealth; (b) the word “he” shall mean he, she, it, or
they; (c) the word “his” shall mean his, hers, its, or theirs; and (d) the word
“him” shall mean him, her, it, or them, according to whether the fiduciary is
a male or female, a corporation or association, two or more individuals.
  Section 2. Every receiver appointed by any court in this Commonwealth
shall, at or before the filing his final account, file with the court having
jurisdiction of his accounts a separate sworn statement, setting forth in detail
the amounts of funds in his possession for which no valid claim has been
made upon him, and the owner or owners of which, or their whereabouts, or
the legal representatives of whom, he has been unable to ascertain. Said
statement shall set out the name and last known address of each person to
whom any of said amounts stand credited, the amount due to him, and the
efforts, if any, which have been made by the receiver to locate each of said
persons in order to make payment to him. If the receiver shall have no such
unclaimed funds in his possession, he shall so report under oath. A sworn
duplicate of such statement shall be filed with the original, which duplicate
shall be forwarded by the clerk or prothonotary of the said court to the
Auditor- General of the Commonwealth. The said clerk or prothonotary
shall, at the same time or as soon thereafter as may be, notify the Auditor
General of the date fixed for audit or adjudication of such account. The
filing of such statement and the duplicate thereof, and the forwarding of the
duplicate to the Auditor General, shall be entered of record in said court.
It shall be unlawful for any prothonotary or clerk of any court to accept for
record in his office the final account of any receiver unless the statement
required to be filed by such receiver under the provisions of this act is filed
therewith or has been theretofore filed in his office.
Any receiver failing to file such statement or duplicate with his account,
shall be subject to a penalty of one hundred dollars, to be recovered to the
use of the Commonwealth in an action of assumpsit by the Attorney
General, but if the receiver be a corporation or association, then the officer
or person executing and filing the account shall be personally subject to the
penalty.
No receiver shall be discharged, nor his sureties released, and no final
distribution of funds in his possession shall be authorized or permitted, until
such statement is filed and action taken thereupon in the manner hereinafter
provided.
        Section 3. Whenever the statement filed by any receiver in
compliance with the provisions of the second section of this act shall show
any unclaimed funds in his possession, the Attorney General shall, at the
suggestion of the Auditor General, apply by petition, before the audit or
adjudication of such account, to the court having jurisdiction of the accounts
of such receiver, for an order directing the payment of so much of said funds
as shall remain unclaimed at the date of said application into the State
Treasury, to be reimbursed therefrom upon application by the owner thereof
in the manner hereinafter provided.
        A copy of said petition shall be served upon the receiver, and upon
proof of such service, the said court shall proceed to determine the matter by
hearing upon the audit or adjudication of such account. If any of said funds
are claimed at the hearing by persons lawfully entitled thereto, or if it shall
appear to the satisfaction of the court that any of the said funds have been
claimed prior to said hearing by persons lawfully entitled thereto, or that any
of said funds were not properly returnable by the receiver under the
provisions of this act, the court shall order said funds to be paid to said
claimants or to remain in the hands of the receiver, as the facts shall warrant.
If the court shall be of the opinion that the efforts theretofore made by the
receiver to locate and pay the owners of the remaining funds have been
sufficient, it shall order said funds to be forthwith paid into the State
Treasury to the credit of the Commonwealth; otherwise it shall order such
publication of notice to the owners of said funds as it may deem proper,
after which publication and proof thereto, it shall likewise order said funds,
the owners of which have not been located within sixty days after the
conclusion of said advertising, to be similarly paid into the State Treasury to
the credit of the Commonwealth
        No receiver whose statement, filed in compliance with the
provisions of this act, shall show any unclaimed funds to be in his
possession, shall be discharged, nor his sureties released, nor any final
distribution of the funds in his possession made, until he shall have filed in
court the receipt of the State Treasurer for the moneys so paid. On the
compliance by the receiver with the said order of the court, as evidenced by
said receipt, the receiver and his sureties shall be relieved from all liability
for the said funds so paid into the State Treasury.
        Section 4. The owner of any such money so paid into the State
Treasury, or his legal representatives, or any person entitled to the
possession thereof, may, at any time, apply to the State Treasurer for a
refund of the same, and, upon his making proof of his owner ship or right of
possession to the satisfaction of the Auditor General, State Treasurer, and
Attorney General,
constituting the Board of Public Accounts, such money shall be paid him, on
the requisition of said board, and the warrant of the Auditor General drawn
on the State Treasurer in conformity therewith, out of any moneys in the
State Treasury not otherwise appropriated, with interest thereon at the rate
of two per centum per annum from the date when said moneys were paid
into the State Treasury to the date of the refund thereof; and an
appropriation sufficient to make such refund is hereby made.
  Any claimant for any such refund may appeal by petition to the court of
common pleas of Dauphin County from an adverse decision of said board,
which court shall thereupon hear such testimony as may be offered in
support of the claim, and determine whether or not the claimant is entitled to
any refund, and, if so, the amount thereof. If the court find that he is so
entitled, it shall report its finding to the said board, and order the making of
a refund of the proper amount. Thereupon the refund shall be made, with
interest as aforesaid, in the manner hereinbefore provided. No such appeal
shall be entertained, however, unless the claimant shall file with his petition
an affidavit that all the proof which he proposes to offer in support of his
claim had been presented to the said Board of Public Accounts before that
board acted adversely upon his claim.
  Section 5. Whenever on the audit or adjudication of the account of any
fiduciary there shall be and remain in his possession any moneys not
awarded to any claimant or claimants, or any moneys which shall have been
awarded to any claimant or claimants the whereabouts whereof, or that of
their legal representatives, the fiduciary has been unable to ascertain, the
fiduciary shall, within sixty days after the date of said audit or adjudication,
file in the court having jurisdiction of his account a sworn statement of such
un awarded or unclaimed moneys, with duplicate, in the same form and
manner prescribed in the second section of this act, and thereupon
proceedings to secure the payment of such moneys into the State Treasury,
to be refunded as hereinbefore provided, shall be had, similar in all respects
to those hereinbefore provided for in cases where a statement of unclaimed
moneys is filed at or before the filing of the final account of the receiver,
except that in proceedings under this section, the court shall by its order
provide for the serving of a copy of the petition upon the fiduciary, and shall
fix a day for a hearing upon said petition. The fiduciary and his sureties
shall be relieved from all liability for any funds paid into the State Treasury
as the result of proceedings under the provisions of this section.
If said fiduciary shall fail or neglect to file the statement required by the
provisions of this section, the un-awarded or unclaimed moneys in his hands
which should have been reported in said statement shall, when ascertained,
nevertheless be subject to be paid into the State Treasury upon proceedings
had in the manner provided by this act.
  Any fiduciary failing to file the statement required to be made by this
section shall be subject to a penalty of one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars, to
be recovered to the use of the Commonwealth in an action of assumpsit by
the Attorney General, but if the fiduciary be a corporation or association
then the officer or person executing and filing the account shall be
personally subject to the penalty.
No fiduciary shall be discharged, nor his sureties released, and no final
distribution of funds in his possession shall be authorized or permitted, so
long as he has in his possession any funds subject to payment into the State
Treasury under the provisions of this act
        Section 6. If any fiduciary shall knowingly and wilfully report, in the
statements hereinbefore required to be filed, that he has no unclaimed funds
in his possession, when he in fact has such funds, or shall so report a less
sum than he actually has, said fiduciary or, if the fiduciary be an association
or corporation, then the officer thereof making such statements, shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to
pay a fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred
dollars, to the use of the proper county, or to imprisonment in the county jail
for not more than six months, or both, in the discretion of the court.
        Section 7. Whenever the Auditor General shall have reason to
believe that any fiduciary has in his possession any moneys of which he has
filed no account within the time prescribed by law, or, if no such time be so
prescribed, then when he has filed no such account within a reasonable time
after such moneys shall have come into his possession, which moneys
would be subject to be paid into the State Treasury under the provisions of
this act if an account thereof were filed, the Attorney General shall, at the
suggestion of the Auditor General, apply by petition to the court, to the
jurisdiction of which the said fiduciary is subject, for the issue of a citation
to said fiduciary to show cause why he should not file an account of such
moneys and the statement thereof required by the provisions of this act to be
filed therewith, and, if no sufficient cause to the contrary be shown on the
return of such citation, the said court shall order the filing of said account
and statement, and enforce such order by attachment
        APPROVED-The 16th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                            WM. C. SPROUL.

                                  No. 114
                                  AN ACT
Providing for the payment into the State Treasury of the amounts of
unclaimed distributive shares from the assets of corporations,
unincorporated associations, and limited partnership associations, in process
of dissolution; requiring reports of such amounts to be made to the Auditor
General by the liquidating trustees or other persons charged with the
dissolution of unincorporated associations and limited partnership
associations; further providing for the refund of such amounts from the State
Treasury, with interest thereon, to persons entitled thereto, and making an
appropriation therefor; and providing penalties.
         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever any proceeding is, or shall be, pending in
any court of common pleas of this Commonwealth for the dissolution of any corporation of any
kind or nature whatsoever, there shall be filed in the court in which such proceeding is pending a
sworn statement, setting forth the names and last known addresses of all persons to whom
distributive shares from the assets of the corporation are due, which shares have been and remain
unclaimed by said persons, and the present whereabouts of which persons or their legal
representatives are unknown. The said statement shall further set forth the amount of each
distributive share due to each of said persons. The said court shall, before decreeing the
dissolution of such corporation, after such notice by publication as it may in its discretion
require, order and decree that the amounts of said unclaimed distributive shares be paid into the
State Treasury, and that a certified copy of said statement, and of the order and decree for such
payment, be filed with the State Treasury by the prothonotary of the court. Upon the payment of
the amounts of such shares into the State Treasury, the corporation shall be relieved from all
liability for the amounts so paid.
Any person entitled to the amount of any such distributive share so paid into the State Treasury,
or his legal representative or representatives, may, at any time, make application to the State
Treasurer for a refund of said amount, and upon his making proof of his ownership or right of
possession of the same to the satisfaction of the State Treasurer, Auditor General, and Attorney
General, constituting the Board of Public Accounts, the amount of such shares found to be due
him shall thereupon be paid him, on the requisition of said board, and the warrant of the Auditor
General drawn upon the State Treasurer in conformity therewith, out of any moneys in the State
Treasury not otherwise appropriated, with interest thereon at the rate of two per centum per
annum from the date of the payment of the amount of such share into the State Treasury to the
date of making such refund.
         Any claimant for any such refund may appeal by petition to the court of common pleas of
Dauphin County from an adverse decision of said board, which court shall thereupon hear such
testimony as may be offered in support of the claim, and determine whether or not the claimant is
entitled to any refund, and, if so, the amount thereof. If the court find that he is so entitled, it
shall report its finding to the said board, and order the making of a refund of the proper amount.
Thereupon the refund shall be made, with interest as aforesaid, in the manner hereinbefore
provided.
         No such appeal shall be entertained, however, unless the claimant shall file with his
petition an affidavit that all the proof which he proposes to offer in support of his claim had been
presented to the said Board of Public Accounts before that board acted adversely upon his claim.
No such corporation shall be deemed to have been dissolved unless and until the provisions of
this section shall have been complied with.
Section 2. When any proceedings for the dissolution of any unincorporated association or any
limited partnership association shall be instituted, it shall be the duty of the liquidating trustee or
trustees or other person or persons charged with the duty of dissolving the same, before making
distribution of the assets of the association, to make a sworn report to the Auditor General,
setting forth the names and last known addresses of all persons to whom distributive shares from
the assets of the association are due, which shares have been and remain unclaimed by said
persons, and the present whereabouts of which persons or their legal representatives are
unknown. The said statement shall further set forth the amount of each distributive share due to
each of said persons. The said liquidating trustee or trustees or other persons charged with the
duty of dissolving such association, shall further, upon the demand of the Auditor General,
forthwith pay the amounts of the distributive shares, so reported, which are unclaimed at the date
of said demand, into the State Treasury. Upon the payment of the said amounts into the State
Treasury, the association, liquidating trustee or trustees, or other person or persons charged with
the duty of dissolving the association, shall be relieved from all liability for the amounts of such
distributive shares so paid.
        Any person entitled to the amount of any such distributive share so paid into the State
Treasury, or his legal representative or representatives, may, at any time, make application to the
State Treasurer for a refund thereof, and upon proof of his ownership or right of possession
thereof being made to the satisfaction of the Auditor General, State Treasurer, and Attorney
General, constituting the Board of Public Accounts, the said amount shall be paid him, on the
requisition of said board, and the warrant of the Auditor General drawn on the State Treasurer in
conformity therewith, out of any moneys in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated, with
interest thereon at the rate of two per centum per annum from the date of the payment of the said
amount into the State Treasury to the date of making such refund; and an appropriation sufficient
to make such refund is hereby made.
        Any claimant for any such refund may appeal by petition to the court of common pleas of
Dauphin County from an adverse decision of said board, which court shall thereupon hear such
testimony as may be offered in support of the claim, and determine whether or not the claimant is
entitled to any refund, and, if so, the amount thereof. If the court find that he is so entitled, it
shall report its finding to the said board, and order the making of a refund of the proper amount.
Thereupon the refund shall be made, with interest as aforesaid, in the manner hereinbefore
provided. No such appeal shall be entertained, however, unless the claimant shall file with his
petition an affidavit that all the proof which he proposes to offer in support of his claim had been
presented to the said Board of Public Accounts before that board acted adversely upon his claim.
If such liquidating trustee or trustees or other person or persons charged with the dissolution of
any unincorporated association or limited partnership association shall have no such moneys in
their possession, they shall so report to the Auditor General before making distribution of the
assets of the association. No such unincorporated association or limited partnership association
shall be deemed or held to be dissolved unless and until the liquidating trustee or trustees or
other persons charged with the dissolution of the same shall have made a report to the Auditor
General as required by this section, and, if they report any such moneys in their possession, shall
have paid the same into the State Treasury.
        Section 3. Any person failing to file a statement or make a report as required by the
provisions of this act, or filing or making a false statement or report, shall be subject to a penalty
of five hundred dollars, to be recovered to the use of the Commonwealth in an action of
assumpsit instituted by the Attorney General in the court of common pleas of the county in
which such person shall be resident.

APPROVED-The 16th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                              WM. C. SPROUL.
Department of the Auditor General.
Corporations, unincorporated associations, and limited partnership associations.
Dissolution of corporations.
Statement of unclaimed distributive shares of assets.
Notice by publication.
Order of court.
Payment into State Treasury.
Release of corporation from liability.
Refund to claimants.
Proof of ownership.
Payment. appeals to court.
Appeals to court.
Hearing.
Report.
Order.
When corporation may be dissolved.
Association,-unincorporated or limited partnership.
Dissolution.
Statement of un- claimed distributive shares.
Payment into state Treasury.
Release of association and liquidating trustee from liability.
Refund to owners.
Proof of ownership.
Payment.
Appropriation.
Appeals to court.
Hearing.
Report
Order.
When association may be dissolved.
Penalty.


                                             No. 115.
                                             AN ACT
        Providing for the payment into the State Treasury, without escheat, of certain moneys and
property, subject to escheat under the provisions of any act of the General Assembly; and for the
refund thereof with interest to persons entitled thereto, and making an appropriation for such
refund.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever any person, firm, association, bank, national
bank, trust or other corporation whatsoever, shall hold or be possessed bf any items of money or
property which are or shall be made escheatable by any act of the General Assembly, the Auditor
General may and shall, after such items have been reported to or other-wise ascertained by him,
and after notice and advertisement of such items shall have been given and made as required by
the provisions of the act under which such items are escheatable, if the number and nature of the
items of such escheatable property so held or possessed are in his opinion such as to make such
action desirable, suggest to the Attorney General that, instead of proceeding for the escheat of
such items in the manner prescribed by the act under the provisions of which such items are
made escheatable, the Attorney General apply by petition to the proper court for an order upon
the person, firm, association, bank, national bank, trust company, or other corporation, holding or
possessed of such items of moneys or property, directing the payment of the same into the State
Treasury to the credit of the Commonwealth, or, if the property consists of chattels or securities,
that the same be sold i4 such manner as the court shall direct, and the proceeds thereof be
similarly paid into she State Treasury; all amounts and proceeds so paid to be subject to being
refunded as hereinafter provided. It shall not be necessary, in instituting proceedings under the
provisions of this act, to await the expiration of any period which the act making such items
escheatable requires to elapse between the. Reporting or ascertainment of such items and the
institution of proceedings for the escheat thereof.
         If the said moneys or property are held by the person, firm, association, bank, national
bank, trust company, or other corporation, in any fiduciary capacity whatever, then the said
application shall be made to the court having jurisdiction of his or its accounts. If the said
moneys or property are held by a prothonotary or clerk of an orphans‟ court, then the application
shall be made to the court of which he is an officer. In all other cases, the application shall be
made to the court of common pleas of the county in which the person holding or possessed of
such items has his residence, or the firm, association, bank, national bank, trust company, or
other corporation, holding or possessed of such items, has its principal office.
         Thereupon the Attorney General shall file a petition for said order in the proper court, and
serve a copy thereof upon the person, firm, association, bank, national bank, trust company, or
other corporation, holding or possessed of such items, whereupon the court shall, on proof of the
service of the copy as aforesaid, set a day for the hearing of the cause, and direct notice thereof
to be given to said person, firm, association, bank, national bank, trust company, or other
corporation. If at said hearing it shall appear to the said court that since the reporting of or the
ascertainment of said items by the Auditor General any such items have been claimed by persons
lawfully entitled thereto, or any such items are so claimed at said hearing, or that said items were
not properly subject to escheat under the provisions of any act of the General Assembly, the
court shall order said items or the amounts thereof to be delivered or paid to said claimants, or to
remain in the possession of the person, firm, association, bank, national bank, trust company, or
other corporation, as the facts shall warrant, and shall order the amounts of all items not so
claimed to be paid into the State Treasury to the credit of the Commonwealth, or, if such items
consist of chattels or securities, that the same be sold in such manner as the court may direct and
that the proceeds thereof be similarly paid into the State Treasury.
Upon the payment of the amounts of such items or the proceeds thereof into the State Treasury in
compliance with said order, the said person, firm, association, bank, national bank, trust
company, or other corporation shall be relieved from all liability for the amounts so paid.
         Section 2. The owner of any such moneys so paid into the State Treasury, or his legal
representatives, may, at any time, apply to the State Treasurer for refund of the same, and upon
his making proof of his of the State Treasurer, Auditor general and, attorney such moneys shall
be paid him, on the requisition of said board, and the warrant of the Auditor General
drawn on the State Treasury in conformity therewith, out of any moneys in the State Treasury
not otherwise appropriated, with interest thereon at the rate of two per centum per annum from
the date when said moneys were paid into the State Treasury to the date of the refund thereof;
and an appropriation sufficient to make such refunds is hereby made.
         Any claimant for any such refund may appeal by petition to the court of common pleas of
Dauphin County from an adverse decision of said board, which court shall thereupon hear such
testimony as may be offered in support of the claim, and determine whether or not the claimant is
entitled to any refund, and, if so, the amount thereof. If the court find that he is so entitled, it
shall report its finding to the said board, and order the making of a refund of the proper amount.
Thereupon the refund shall be made in the manner hereinbefore provided, with interest as
aforesaid. No such appeal shall be entertained, however, unless the claimant shall file with his
petition an affidavit that all the proof which he proposes to offer in support of his claim had been
presented to the said Board of Public Accounts before that board acted adversely upon his claim.
        APPROVED-The 16th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                  WM. C. SPROUL.
Department of the Auditor General
Moneys or property subject to escheat.
Held by persons, firms, associations, or corporations.
Ascertainment thereof by Auditor General.
Proceedings for recovery suggested by Auditor General to Attorney General.
Petition of Attorney General.
Time when proceeding may be commenced.
Jurisdiction.
Hearing.
Disposition of property,.
Persons lawfully entitled thereto.
Property not subject to escheat.
Payment to state Treasury.
Sale.
Release of holder from liability.
Refund to owners.
Prof of ownership
Payment.
Appropriation.
Appeals to court.
Hearing.
Report.
Order.


                                             No. 116.
                                             AN ACT
        Authorizing any company incorporated under the laws of any other State for the purpose
of cutting, harvesting, storing, transporting, and selling natural ice, or for any of said purposes, to
erect and maintain buildings and storage houses, and to have and to hold, either by leases for
terms of years or by deed in fee simple, real estate to an amount necessary and proper therefor.
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That it shall and may be lawful for any company incorporated
under the laws of any other State for the purpose of cutting, harvesting, storing, transporting, and
selling natural ice, or for any of such purposes, to erect and maintain buildings and storehouses,
and to have and to hold, either by leases for terms of years or by deed in fee simple, real estate
within this Commonwealth to an amount necessary and proper therefor: Provided, That nothing
herein contained shall be deemed to prevent or relieve real estate, taken and held by such
company under the provisions of this statute, from being taxed in like manner with other real
estate within this Commonwealth: And further provided, That no foreign corporation shall be
entitled to employ any greater amount of capital in any such business than the same kind of
corporations organized under the laws of this State are entitled to employ: And provided further,
        That every such foreign corporation, doing business as aforesaid in this Commonwealth,
shall be liable to taxation to an amount not exceeding that imposed on corporations organized for
similar purposes under the laws of this State, and every such foreign corporation, taking the
benefit of this act, shall make the same returns to the Auditor General that are now required by
law of the corporations of this State.
        Section 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act be, and the
same are hereby, repealed.
        APPROVED-The 16th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                 WM. C. SPROUL.
Foreign corporations.
Natal ice companies.
Buildings and real estate.
Proviso.
Taxation.
Proviso.
Capital.
Proviso.
Taxation
Returns to Auditor General.
Repeal.


                                             No. 117.
                                             AN ACT
         Providing a method of establishing title to land acquired at a sale for unpaid taxes or
municipal claims.
         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in all cases where land has been heretofore sold by the
sheriff on claims for unpaid taxes or municipal liens, under any act or acts of Assembly, the
purchaser, including a municipality in case it be the purchaser, at such sale, or his or its successor
in title, may present his or its petition, under oath, to the court of common pleas of the county
wherein the land is situate, setting forth: (a) The location of the lands by metes and bounds, or, if
it be in a recorded plan of lots, the plan number of the lot and the place of record of the plan; (b)
the names of the former owners, reputed owners, persons in possession, or any other person
having or claiming to have a right to, interest in, or claim against, said land, if any there be; and
(c) that upon diligent inquiry no person has been found who has or claims to have any right, title,
or interest in, or claim against, said land, unless it be those named in the petition. Thereupon a
rule shall be granted upon the persons named in the petition, and generally upon all other persons
not named in the petition, who have or claim to have any right, title, or interest in, or claim
against, the said land, to appear within sixty days from service of the rule, and show cause why
the title of the petitioner to said land should not be adjudicated, and decreed valid and
indefeasible as against all rights or claims whatsoever. The rule may be made returnable to such
term or return day as may be fixed by the court, and shall be entered of record in the appearance
docket of said court, and duly indexed therein and also in the ejectment index of said court. As to
persons domiciled within the county, the rule shall be served and returned as writs of summons
are served and returned. As to those persons who do not have their domicile within the county in
which the rule is issued, or those whose domicile is outside the State, the rule may be served y
mailing a true and attested copy of the petition and rule by registered letter to his or their last
known address, if any. In addition thereto, the court shall direct that notice by one advertisement
in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the land is situate be given to all
persons, including those named in the petition, to appear on or before the return day of the rule,
and show cause why the title of the petitioner should not be adjudicated, and decreed valid and
indefeasible as against all rights or claims whatsoever. The advertisement shall be made at least
sixty days before the return day of the said rule.
        Section 2. In case no person or persons shall appear within the time hereinbefore
stipulated, or in case he shall appear and does not make answer to said rule within fifteen days
after appearance, the court shall make the rule absolute as to all persons who do not appear or
answer, as the case may be. Thereafter all rights and claims of those against whom the rule is
made absolute with respect to said land, shall be totally barred; and any deficiency or defects
whatever in the procedure, whereby the land was acquired at sheriff‟s sale, as aforesaid, from the
filing of the claim up to and including the actual sale and delivery of sheriff‟s deed, shall not
thereafter be asserted, and the title of the petitioner shall be adjudicated, and de-creed valid and
indefeasible as against all such persons. If any person or persons shall appear and make answer
to said petition, the court shall thereupon order and decree that such person or persons shall
begin proceedings to establish his or their title or interest in, or claim against, said land within
ninety days thereafter, and if such person or persons shall fail to coin ply with said order or
decree, the court shall there-upon make the rule absolute with the same force and effect as
hereinbefore stated.
        Section 3. The court may make such other or further orders or decrees in the premises as
it may deem necessary or proper.
        Section 4. The remedy herein provided is not in- extended as an exclusive method of
establishing title to land acquired at a sheriff‟s sale on a tax claim or municipal claim.
        Section 5. The provisions of this act shall not affect the right of redemption as now
provided by law.
        Section 6. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby
repealed.
        APPROVED-The 16th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                   WM. C. SPROUL.
Real estate.
Sold for taxes or municipal claims.
Establishing purchaser‟s title.
Petition of purchaser to court,
Issuing of rule by court.
Return of rule.
Service of rule.
Advertisement.
Failure to appear or answer.
Validation of title.
Appearance and answer made.
Order of court.
Failure to comply therewith.
Remedy not exclusive.
Right of redemption not affected.
                                            No. 118.
                                            AN ACT
        To amend the second section of an act, entitled “An act relating to unclaimed deposits in
savings banks, and transfer of stock,” approved the seventeenth day of April, Anno Domini one
thousand eight hundred seventy-two (Pamphlet Laws, sixty-two) , so as to provide that the
Auditor General, State Treasurer, and Attorney General may, upon satisfactory proof of
ownership, order the refund to persons entitled thereto of the amounts of deposits paid into the
State Treasury under the provisions of said act, with interest thereon, in place of requiring a suit
for such refund to be instituted in the court of common pleas of Dauphin County.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section two of an act, approved the seventeenth day of
April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred seventy-two (Pamphlet Laws, sixty-two),
entitled “An act relating to unclaimed deposits in savings banks, and transfer of stock,” which
reads as follows:-
        “Section 2. That where any depositor with any saving fund, savings institution or savings
bank whatsoever, or his legal representatives, shall omit to make any demand for the amount
deposited by him, or for any part thereof, for the space of thirty years after the last deposit or
payment was made by or to him, or his said representatives, no action or suit shall thereafter be
brought or maintained by him or them, for the amount of such deposit, against such corporation,
but the same shall be paid over instead to the State Treasurer for the use of the State: Provided,
That no one now having any such right of action shall be so barred, until the expiration of one
year from the passage of this act: And provided, That it shall be lawful for such depositor or his
legal representatives, at any time after the amount of his deposit shall have been paid over into
the treasury of Commonwealth as aforesaid, to institute and prosecute an action of debt therefore,
against the State Treasurer for the time being, in the court of common pleas for Dauphin County;
and on the recovery of judgment in such action, it shall be lawful for the court to issue thereon a
writ, commanding such State Treasurer, or his successor in office, to cause the amount thereof,
with costs, but without interest, to be paid to the party entitled in the judgment, out of any
unappropriated moneys in the hands of the State Treasurer, or if there -be no such money
unappropriated, then out of the first moneys that shall be received by him, and to enforce
obedience to such writ by attachment, as is provided by law, in respect to actions against
counties and townships,” is hereby amended to read as follows:-
        Section 2. That where any depositor with any saving fund, savings institution, or savings
bank whatsoever, or his legal representatives, shall omit to make any demand for the amount
deposited by him, or for any part thereof, for the space of thirty years after the last deposit or
payment was made by or to him, or his said representatives, no action or suit shall thereafter be
brought or maintained by him or them, for the amount of such deposit, against such corporation,
but the same shall be paid over instead to the State Treasurer for the use of the State.
        Any such depositor, or his legal representatives, may, at any time, make application to the
State Treasurer for the refund of any such deposit so paid into the State Treasury, and upon proof
of ownership or of the right of possession being made to the satisfaction of the Auditor General,
State Treasurer, and Attorney General, constituting the Board of Public Accounts, the amount of
said deposit shall be paid to him or them, on the requisition of said board, and the warrant of the
Auditor General drawn on the State Treasurer in conformity therewith, out of any moneys in the
State Treasury not otherwise appropriated, with interest thereon at the rate of two per centum per
annum from the date of the payment of such deposit to the State Treasurer to the date of making
such refund.
        Any claimant for any such refund may appeal by petition to the court of common pleas of
Dauphin County from an adverse decision of said board, which court shall thereupon hear such
testimony as may be offered in support of the claim, and determine whether or not the claimant is
entitled to any refund, and, if so, the amount thereof. If the court find that he is so entitled, it
shall report its finding to the said board, and order the making of a refund of the proper amount.
Thereupon the refund shall be made, with interest as aforesaid, in the manner hereinbefore
provided.No such appeal shall be entertained, however, unless the claimant shall file with his
petition an affidavit that all the proof which he proposes to offer in support of his claim had been
presented to the said Board of Public Accounts before that board acted adversely upon his claim.
        APPROVED-The 16th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                WM. C. SJPROUL.
Saving funds, institutions, and banks.
Section 2, act of April 17, 1872 (P. L. 62), cited for amendment.
Refund of unclaimed deposits by application to State Treasurer.
Proof of ownership.
Payment.
Appeals.
Hearing.
Report.
Order.


                                            No. 119.
                                            AN ACT
  To revise, amend and consolidate the law relating to fish in certain boundary lakes, bays, and
                                        peninsular waters.
       Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That:-
                                          ARTICLE I.
                                          Definitions.
        Section 2. The following terms, when used in this act, are employed, except where the
context otherwise indicates, with the meaning herein respectively assigned thereto:
        “Boundary lake” means such part or parts of lakes of more than five thousand acres, lying
between this and any other State or foreign country, as this Commonwealth has jurisdiction over.
        “Bay” means a bay adjacent to, or connected with, a boundary lake as above defined.
        “Peninsular waters” means water on any peninsula, which water is adjacent to, or
connected with, a boundary lake as above defined.
        “Person” means an individual, copartnership, association, or corporation.
        “Game fish” means all species or varieties of black or yellow bass, rock bass, calico bass
or strawberry bass, crappie bass, muscallonge, and grass pike.
        “Bait fish” means minnows and killifishes.
        “Food fish” means all fish other than game fish and bait fish as above defined.
Singular number includes the plural.
Masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter.
                                          ARTICLE II.
        Regulatory Provisions Applicable to Boundary Lakes, Bays, and Peninsular Waters
        Section 5. Except as hereinafter otherwise specifically provided, no person shall fish for
or capture game fish or food fish in boundary lakes, bays, or peninsular waters, in any manner,
with any device, means, or method, other than
(a) Rod and line having not more than three hooks.
(b) Hand line having not more than three hooks.
(c) Trolling line with spoon hooks attached.
(d) Spear, which may be used for catching carp and suckers only.
        Any person violating any provision of this section shall, on conviction, be subject to a
penalty of twenty five dollars or, in default of payment, undergo imprisonment in the county jail
for a period of one day for each dollar of fine imposed.
        Section 6. No person shall, in any one day, catch, kill, or have in possession, the same
being killed, more than the number of fish herein designated for the respective species; that is to
say,
(a) Rock bass, twenty-five.
(b) Crappie, twenty-five.
(c) Strawberry or calico, twenty-five.
(d) Any species of black bass, twelve.
(e) Any species of grass pike, twelve.
(f) Any species of muscallonge, twelve.
        Section 7. No person shall catch, take, or have in possession, the same being killed, any
game fish, from the first day of November to the thirtieth day of May next ensuing, both dates
inclusive.
        Section 8. Any person violating the provisions of section six or seven of this act shall, on
conviction, be subject to a penalty of five dollars for each and every fish caught, killed, or had in
possession. In default of payment, such person shall be imprisoned in the county jail for the
period of one day for each dollar of fine imposed.
        Section 9. No person shall cause or allow any dead fish, fish offal, contents of tannery
vats, planing mill shavings, dyestuffs, coal- or gas-tar, coal oil, sawdust, tan bark, cocculus
indicus (otherwise known as fish berries), lime, vitriol, or any of the compounds thereof, refuse
from gas houses, oil tanks, pipes, or vessels, or any deleterious, destructive, or poisonous
substances of any kind or character, to be turned into, or allowed to run, flow, wash, or be
emptied into, any boundary lakes, bays, or peninsular waters.
        Any person violating the provisions of this section shall, on conviction, be subject to a
penalty of one hundred dollars, or to undergo imprisonment in the county jail for six months, or
both.
        Section 10. No persons shall fish in any boundary lake, bay, or peninsular waters, with
electricity, quick-lime, or any kind of explosive, drug, or poisonous substance.
        No persons shall place any such substance in such waters, except for engineering
purposes and after written permission has been obtained from the proper national, State, or local
authorities.
        Any person violating any provision of this section shall, on conviction, be subject to a
penalty of one hundred dollars, or to undergo an imprisonment in the county jail for a period of
six months, or both.
        Section 11. Except by and with the consent of the Commissioner of Fisheries, no person
shall catch, sell, or make use of any game fish or food fish or minor food fish for the purpose of
making composts or other fertilizing mixture.
        Any person violating the provisions of this section shall, on conviction, be subject to a
penalty of one hundred dollars, or to undergo an imprisonment in the county jail for three
months, or both.
        Section 12. No person shall capture and kill any sturgeon under four feet in length, nor
have in possession the carcass or flesh of any sturgeon under the length aforesaid.
        Any sturgeon of less than the said length of four feet which may be captured, must be
immediately returned to the waters from which taken and in such a manner as to cause to the fish
so returned the least possible injury.
        Any person violating any provision of this section shall be subject, for each sturgeon
illegally captured and killed or had in possession, to a penalty of twenty five dollars, or to
undergo an imprisonment in the county jail for the period of one month.
        Section 13. The Commissioner of Fisheries may make such rules and regulations
applicable to any peninsula on which is located any peninsular waters, as hereinbefore defined,
as he may deem necessary for the protection of fish in such peninsular waters, or for the
protection of any fish hatchery located on such peninsula. Such rules and regulations shall be
posted in not less than five conspicuous places on such peninsula. Any person violating any such
rule or regulation shall, on conviction, be subject to a penalty of fifty dollars.

                                         ARTICLE III.
        Regulatory Provisions Applicable Exclusively to Bays and Peninsular Waters.
        Section 20. The Commissioner of Fisheries is hereby empowered to authorize the use of
minnow nets for angling or scientific purposes in any bay or peninsular water.
        Section 21. The Commissioner of Fisheries or any representative of the Department of
Fisheries may, for the purpose of stocking the waters or for the purpose of taking spawn, catch
fish with nets in such waters at any time of the year.
        Section 22. The Department of Fisheries may remove by means of nets, by contract or
otherwise, any fish which it may deem injurious to other fish.

                                        ARTICLE IV.
         Regulatory Provisions Applicable Exclusively to Boundary Lakes.
         Section 25. The Department of Fisheries is hereby authorized to issue a fishing license
upon written application therefor signed by the applicant, upon payment of the license fee herein
prescribed for the respective fishing devices; that is to say, for each
(a) Row or sail boat used in fishing with gill nets, ten dollars.
(b) Boat, other than a row or sail boat, under ten tons gross burden, twenty dollars.
(c) Boat of from ten to twenty tons gross burden, thirty dollars.
(d) Boat over twenty tons gross burden, forty dollars.
(e) Pound net, twenty dollars.
(f) Trap net or device, other than a pound net, not less than one dollar nor more than ten dollars,
to be determined and fixed by the Commissioner of Fisheries.
         The Commissioner of Fisheries may revoke any license for violation of any provision of
this act or for violation of any conditions in which the license was granted.
         Any person operating, or employing others o operate, any boat, net, or device, without
being licensed as hereinbefore provided, shall, on conviction, be subject to a penalty of fifty
dollars, or, in default of payment, be imprisoned in the county jail for a period of one day for
each dollar of fine. All fish caught with such unlicensed devices shall be forfeited to the
Department of Fisheries. All unlicensed devices used in violation of the provisions of this act
shall be forfeited to the Department of Fisheries.
         Section 26. No license shall be issued except upon the condition that the operator of any
boat so licensed shall permit a person designated by the Commissioner of Fisheries to
accompany such boat, at any time when it is engaged in fishing, for the purpose of securing for
the use of the Department of Fisheries, from the fish so caught, so much of their spawn as the
department may desire.
         Section 27. No license shall be issued to a resident of any State or county whose laws
prohibit the issuing of a license to a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
         Section 28. Except as in this section hereinafter provided, no gill nets shall be licensed
other than gill nets having a mesh of not less than three inches, stretched mesh fishing measure.
         Gill nets used in fishing for trout may be licensed, which have meshes of at least five and
one-half inches size, stretched mesh fishing measure.
         No pound nets shall be licensed other than pound nets the cribs of which shall have a
mesh of not less than two and one-half inches, stretched mesh fishing measure.
         No trap nets shall be licensed other than trap nets of which shall have a mesh of not less
than two and one-half inches, stretched mesh fishing measure.
         Section 29. Licenses issued under the authority of this article shall be good for the
calendar year in which issued. Such licenses shall be carried by the operator of any boat, net, or
device, for which issued, and shall be shown on demand to any fish warden, constable, deputy
sheriff, fish commissioner, or any authorized representative of the Department of Fisheries.
         Any person refusing to exhibit his license on demand as aforesaid, shall be subject to a
penalty of five dollars, or, in default of payment, be imprisoned in the county jail for one day for
each dollar of fine.
         Section 30. No net, except a gill, or a net fastened to and supported by poles driven in the
ground and known as a pound net, shall be set, fastened, drawn, or used, within sixteen miles
from the entrance to any bay, nor within one-half mile from any stream, measured in a direct
line.
         No gill net or pound net shall be set, fastened, drawn, or used, within two miles of the
entrance to any bay.
         No net of any character shall be set, fastened, drawn, or used, within three-fourths of a
mile from shore, measured in a direct line.
         A person violating any provision of this section shall be subject to a penalty of one
hundred dollars, or imprisonment in the county jail for a period of three months.
         Section 31. No nets, except gill nets and pound nets, shall be set, fixed, or fastened,
without having thereto attached a buoy, of at least eighteen inches in diameter, bearing a metallic
tag on which shall be marked the owner‟s name and address, and which buoy must be plainly
visible and above water at all times.
         A person violating any provision of this section shall, on conviction, be subject to a
penalty of twenty five dollars and the confiscation of the net. Any net required to be buoyed
which is found in the water without buoy as above provided, and the owner cannot be located,
shall be confiscated to the Department of Fisheries.
        Section 32. No person, except the owners thereof or their representatives, shall remove or
take fish from any device licensed under, and operated according to, the provisions of this act.
        A person violating any ,provision of this section shall, on conviction, be subject to a
penalty of ten dollars for each fish so unlawfully taken, provided the total amount of fines shall
not exceed one hundred dollars for fish taken at any one time. In default of payment, such person
shall be imprisoned in the county jail for the period of one day for each dollar bf fine.
        Any fish recovered shall be returned to the owner or owners from the net or device from
which they were taken, and all boats and appliances used in unlawfully taking the fish shall be
forfeited to the Department of Fisheries.
        Section 33. No person shall catch, by means of any device for which a license is issued
under the provisions of this act, any
(a) Blue pike and sauger pike less than eleven inches in length.
(b) Yellow pike less than thirteen inches in length.
(c) Yellow perch less than nine inches in length.
(d) Ciscos not less than six ounces in weight in the round.
(e) White fish not less than one and three-fourths pounds in weight in the round.
        Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be subject to a penalty of ten
dollars for each fish so taken or had in possession.
        The foregoing provisions of this section shall not apply to a person who, having caught
any fish less than the size or weight permitted, returns such fish in the condition in which they
were caught to the waters from which they were taken.
        Section 34. The Commissioner of Fisheries is hereby empowered to authorize the use of
minnow nets for angling or for scientific purposes.
        Section 35. The Commissioner of Fisheries may make such rules and regulations
applicable to any boundary lake, as hereinbefore defined, as he may deem necessary for the
protection of fish in such waters.

                                          ARTICLE V.
          Provisions Relating to the Enforcement of the Act and the Disposition of Fines.
        Section 40. Any fish commissioner, fish warden, special warden, sheriff, constable, or
any special officer, or any peace officer in this Commonwealth, is hereby authorized and
required to proceed, with such force of the county as may be necessary, to seize any device for
catching fish used contrary to, or prohibited by, this act. Such officers are required to arrest, with
or without warrant, any person owning, placing, or using such device, or violating any provision
of this act.
        Section 41. Such officers are authorized and required to apprehend and arrest, and
immediately take any person guilty of any violation of this act before any alderman, magistrate,
or justice of the peace, who shall forthwith hear and determine such charge in the manner herein
provided.
        „Section 42. In case of any fish commissioner, fish warden, or any other officer
hereinbefore named, fails to prove his case and the defendant is discharged, or in case the
defendant is convicted and sent to jail in lieu of the payment of fine, the county in which the case
is heard shall pay the costs.
        Section 43. Such arrests may be made on Sunday or any legal holiday; in which case the
person so arrested shall be taken before the proper officer and proceeded against on the first
lawful day following the arrest. Section 44. Any sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable, special officer,
or other peace officer of this Commonwealth, refusing or neglecting to proceed, with such force
of the county, to forthwith remove and destroy any existing device illegally used for the catching
of fish within its jurisdiction, after being notified in writing of the existence of such illegally
used device; or any such officer neglecting or refusing to remove or destroy any such illegal
device for catching fish within the Commonwealth of which he shall be cognizant, shall, on
conviction as provided herein, be sentenced to pay a fine of fifty dollars.
        Section 45. Any person who shall by threat, menace, or force, or in any manner, attempt
to deter or prevent any fish warden, or other person authorized to make arrests for violation of
the fish laws, from enforcing or carrying into effect any provisions of this act, or who shall resist
the seizure of boats, devices, or nets, illegally used, shall, on conviction thereof as provided
herein, be sentenced to pay a fine of one hundred dollars.
        Section 46. That in all cases of arrest for violation of any provision of this act, the
possession of fish prohibited by such provision, or the possession of a device at or near a place
where such device is prohibited by such provision, shall be prima facie evidence of the violation
of such provision.
        In case of the pollution of waters by any substances known to be injurious to fish, it shall
not be necessary to prove that such substances actually caused the death of any particular fish.
        Section 47. Any alderman, magistrate, or justice of the peace, upon information or
complaint, made to him by affidavit of one or more persons, charging any person with having
violated any of the provisions of this act, or any of the rules and regulations adopted and
promulgated by the Commissioner of Fisheries pursuant to this act, is hereby authorized and
required to issue his warrant, under his hand and seal, directed to any constable, peace officer, or
warden, and shall cause such person to be arrested and brought before such alderman, magistrate,
or justice of the peace, who shall hear and determine the guilt or innocence of the person or
persons so charged.
        Section 48. All license fees collected under this act, and all fines imposed and collected
for the violation of any provision of this act, shall be forthwith paid by such alderman,
magistrate, or justice of the peace, to the Department of Fisheries at Harrisburg. All moneys
received or recovered by the Department of Fisheries under any provision of this act shall be
immediately paid into the State Treasury, where it shall be kept as part of a fund separate and
apart, to be used solely under the direction of the Department of Fisheries for the purpose of the
payment of the salaries of the Commissioner of Fisheries, clerks, stenographers, fish wardens;
traveling expenses; counsel fees; court expenses; and contingent expenses; for the propagation,
protection and distribution of fish, the stocking of the waters, and the employment of necessary
labor and the purchase of material and implements therefor; for necessary repairs and
improvements to fish hatcheries; for field work, gathering spawn, transferring fish, and the
employment of necessary labor and the purchase of necessary implements therefor; for the
purchase of necessary land and water supplies to State fish hatcheries; for the purchase and
erection of buildings, ponds, and other extensions, incidental to State fish hatcheries; for the
maintenance and operation of a boat on Lake Erie, and the cruiser Anna at Torresdale on the
Delaware River; and for the dredging of channels. ponds, and the making of improvements on
Presque Isle Peninsula, and the approach to the fish hatchery at Erie
        All moneys in such separate fund from time to time are hereby specifically appropriated
to the Department of Fisheries, and may be expended for the purposes hereinbefore enumerated.
The Auditor General shall, upon requisition from time to time of the Commissioner of Fisheries,
draw his warrant on the State Treasurer for the amount specified in such requisition, not
exceeding, however, the amount in such fund at the time of making such requisition.
        Section 49. All actions for violation of any provisions of this act shall be taken within one
year from the time the offense is committed.
        Section 50. All boats and legal devices used unlawfully and forfeited to the Department
of Fisheries under any of the provisions of this act, shall be sold by the Commissioner of
Fisheries or destroyed by his order. All unlawful nets or devices, not preserved for exhibition
purposes by the Department of Fisheries, shall be destroyed by the Commissioner of Fisheries or
by his order. Records shall be made of all such sales or destruction on the books of the
department

                                         ARTICLE VI.
                                       Construction and Repeal.
        Section 60. The provisions of this act are severable, and if any of the provisions shall be
held to be unconstitutional, such decisions shall not affect the validity of any of the remaining
provisions of this act. This act is intended as a complete and exclusive system for the protection
and propagation of fish in boundary lakes, bays, and peninsular waters, as hereinbefore defined.
Nothing in this act shall be construed to affect in any way the provisions -of the act, approved
April fifth, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen, entitled “An act prescribing a closed
season for sturgeon in the waters of Lake Erie, under the jurisdiction of this Commonwealth, on
the condition that certain legislation shall be adopted by certain States of the United States and
by the Province of Ontario of the Dominion of Canada.”
        Section 61. The act of May fifth, one thousand nine hundred eleven (Pamphlet Laws, one
hundred and sixty-four), entitled “An act to forbid the use of a gill net of more than thirty meshes
deep, in such parts of boundary lakes of more than five thousand acres as this Commonwealth
has jurisdiction over, and providing penalty and punishment for the violation of any provision of
this act”; the act, approved April eighteenth, one thousand nine hundred thirteen (Pamphlet
Laws, one hundred), entitled “An act to classify the species of fish in such parts of the boundary
lakes, of more than five thousand acres, as this Commonwealth has jurisdiction over, and in
waters of any peninsula or in any bay adjacent to or connected with ,such lakes; to declare which
fish are game fish, which fish are food fish, and which are minnows or bait fish; to protect and
provide for the maintenance and increase of fish in such lakes, to regulate and provide for the
payment of license fees for the catching of fish from such boundary lakes, and prohibit the
unauthorized taking of fish from devices used by authority of such license; to provide penalties
and punishments for the violation of any of the provisions of this act; and requiring the county
wherein an offense is charged to pay costs of prosecution in certain instances; and repealing all
acts inconsistent herewith,” are hereby repealed.
        All other acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby
repealed. The repeal by this act of any act or parts of acts shall not operate to revive any act or
parts of acts heretofore repealed.
        APPROVED--The 16th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                 WM. C. SPROUL.
Boundary lake.
Bay.
Peninsular waters.
Person.
Game fish.
Bait fish.
Food fish.
Permissible methods of fishing.
Number of fish which may be caught.
Permissible time for fishing.
Penalty.
Pollution of water.
Penalty
Unpermissible methods of fishing.
Penalty.
Use of fish for fertilizers.
Penalty.
Sturgeons.
Rules and regulations.
Minnow nets.
Nets.
Injurious fish.
licenses for devices.
Boats.
Traps and devices.
Revocation of license.
Penalty
Forfeitures.
comity.
Gill nets.
Pound nets.
Trap nets.
Duration of license
Exhibition of de licenses.
Permissible locations for net..
Penalty.
Buoys attached to nets,
Penalty.
Removing fish from devices of others.
Penalty.
Fish which may not be caught by use of devices.
Penalty.
Minnow nets.
rules and regulations
Seizure of devices.
Arrest of offenders.
Trial.
Costs.
When arrest may be made.
Officers‟ failure to perform duty.
Penalty.
Threat or menaces to officers.
Evidence.
Warrants.
Disposition and use of license fees.
Limitation of actions.
Disposition of forfeited boats and devices.
Construction.
Act of April 5, 1917 (P. L. not affected.
Act of May 5, 1911 (P. L. 164), cited for repeal.
Act of April 18, 1913 (P. L. 100). cited for repeal.
Repeal.
Revival.


                                              No. 120.
                                              AN ACT
        To provide for the licensing and regulation of public dance halls and ball rooms, and for
the regulation, supervision of public dances and balls in cities of the first, second, and third
classes.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That this act shall apply to all cities of the first, second, and
third classes, within this Commonwealth.
        Section 2. The term “public dance” or “public ball,” as used in this act, shall be taken to
include any dance or ball conducted in connection with instruction in dancing for hire, and any
dance or ball to which admission may be had by the payment of a fee or by the purchase,
possession, or presentation of a ticket or token, or in connection with which a charge is made for
caring for clothing or other property, and any dance or ball to which the public generally may
gain admission with or without the payment of a fee. The term “dance hall” or “ball room,” as
used in this act, shall be taken to include any room, place, or space, in which a public dance or
public ball, as herein defined, shall be held, and any room, hall, or academy, in which classes in
dancing are held and instruction in dancing is given for hire.
        Section 3. From and after the first day of June, one thousand nine hundred and nineteen,
no person, persons, society, club, or corporation shall hold a public dance or public ball within
the limits of any city of the first, second, or third class, within this Commonwealth, without
having first obtained a permit therefor from the mayor thereof: Provided, however, Such permit
shall not be required for dances held and conducted by regularly established instructors in
dancing in connection with such instruction.
        The fee for such permit, which shall be paid at the time of the issuing thereof, shall be
one dollar for each public dance or ball.
        Section 4. From and after the first day of June, one thousand nine hundred and nineteen,
it shall be unlawful to hold or conduct any public dance or public ball, or to hold or conduct
classes in dancing, or to give instructions in dancing for hire, in any hall, ball room, or academy,
within the limits of any city of the first, second, and third class, within this Commonwealth,
unless the dance hall or ball room or academy, in which the same may be held, shall have been
duly licensed for such purpose.
         Application for such license shall be made by the proprietor of such dance hall or ball
room or academy to the mayor, who is hereby authorized to issue the same.
The fee payable for each such license granted hereunder shall be as follows:
         In the case of dance halls maintained and conducted in connection with regularly
established instruction in dancing, and exclusively used in such connection, the annual license
fee shall be ten dollars.
         In the case of all other dance halls and ball rooms, the annual license fee shall be fifteen
dollars. Each license granted hereunder shall expire on the
first day of June of each year.
         The fee payable for each license granted hereunder shall be for the whole or any portion
of a calendar year, and all moneys received by way of license fees hereunder shall be paid into
the general fund of the city.
         Every licensed public dance hall or ball room or academy shall post its license in a
conspicuous place within the hall where the dance is held.
         Section 5. It shall be the duty of the mayor to cause an investigation of all applications for
public dance hall or ball room licenses to determine whether or not the dance hall, ball room, or
academy, sought to be licensed, complies with the rules, regulations, ordinances, and laws
applicable thereto, and, in making such investigation, he shall, when desired, have the assistance
of any department of the government of the city.
         Section 6. No license for -a public dance hall or ball room or academy shall be issued
until it shall be ascertained that the place for which it is issued complies with and conforms to all
laws, ordinances, health and fire regulations, applicable thereto, and is a safe and proper place
for the purpose for which it shall be used, properly ventilated, and supplied with sufficient toilet
conveniences.
         Section 7. The license of any public dance hall or ball room or academy may be forfeited
or revoked by the mayor for disorderly or immoral conduct on the remises, or upon proof that the
dance hall, ball room r academy was frequented by disorderly or immoral persons, or for the
violation of any of the rules, regulations, ordinances, and laws, governing or applying to public
dance hall, ball rooms, or academies, or public dances. If at any time the license of a public
dance hall, ball room, or academy shall be forfeited or revoked, at least three months shall elapse
before an-other license or permit shall be granted for dancing on the same premises.
         Section 8. All public dance hall or ball rooms or academies shall be kept at all times in a
clean, healthful, and sanitary condition, and all stairways and other passages and all rooms
connected with public dance hall, ball room, or academy shall be kept open and well lighted.
         Section 9. All public dance halls, ball rooms, and academies shall be subject to inspection
by the police department of the city at all reasonable times and whenever they are open for
dancing, instruction in dancing, or for any other purpose.
Any police officer shall have the power to cause the place, hall or room where any public dance
or ball is given, to be vacated whenever any provision of any law or ordinance with regard to
public dances and public balls is being violated, or whenever any indecent act shall be
committed, or when any disorder of a gross. violent or vulgar character shall take place therein.
         Section 10. It shall be unlawful, after nine o‟clock post meridian, to permit any person to
attend or take part in any public dance who has not reached the age of sixteen years.
         Section 11. All public dances shall be discontinued, and all public dance halls shall be
closed, on or be fore the hour of one o‟clock ante meridian: Provided, however, That upon the
application of a bona fide organization or society, and upon an investigation by the proper
authority, the mayor may grant such organization or society a permit to continue a dance until
two o‟clock ante meridian.
        Section 12. Any person, persons, society, club, or corporation who shall violate the
provisions of this act shall be subject to a penalty of twenty-five ($25) dollars, to be recovered
with costs as debts of like amount are now by law recoverable.
        APPROVED-The 16th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                               WM. C. SPROUL.
Cities.
Public dances and dance halls.
“Public dance” and public ball defined.
“Dance hall and “ban room,” defined.
Permit for public dances.
Fee for permit.
License for dance hall.
Application.
Fees.
Expiration of license.
Disposition of fees.
Posting of license.
Investigation of applications.
conformity to ordinances, etc.
Revocation of license.
Renewal.
Condition of hall, etc.
Inspection by police.
compulsory vacation.
Persons not sixteen years of age.
When dances must be discontinued
Penalty.


                                           No. 121
                                           AN ACT
         Providing for the time during which pupils may be taught in institutions for the
instruction of the blind in this Commonwealth.
         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the time for which pupils of this Commonwealth may
be taught in institutions for the instruction of the blind, under appropriations made by the
         Legislature, shall extend to such number of years from the time of entering said
institutions as the respective board of managers of such institutions may determine to be
advantageous for such pupils.
         APPROVED--The 16th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                WM. C. SPROUL.
Blind pupils.
period of instruction.
                                             No. 122.
                                             AN ACT
        Authorizing the Commonwealth to rebuild county bridges, over eight hundred feet in
length, located on State highways, where such bridges have been heretofore destroyed by fire;
providing for the appointment of viewers and inspectors, and for the payment of the costs of
rebuilding such bridges; and imposing certain charges upon counties.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shall rebuild all
county bridges, over eight hundred feet in length, lying wholly within any one county, and
located on State highway routes, which have been heretofore destroyed by fire.
        Section 2. The county commissioner in any county in which such county bridge was
located may apply by petition to the court of common pleas of Dauphin ,county, setting forth
fully in said petition the location of such bridge, the time when a bridge was first erected in the
same location, the time when the bridge was destroyed by fire, the character of the bridge so
destroyed, and the probable cost of rebuilding the same.
        Section 3. Thereupon it shall be the duty of the court to appoint three viewers, one of
whom shall be a civil engineer, and not more than two of whom shall be residents of the county
wherein such bridge is proposed to be built.
        Section 4. The viewers so appointed, after having been duly qualified to faithfully
perform their duties, shall proceed to fix the location of the proposed bridge, and make report at
such time as the court may direct, which report shall contain an accurate statement he kind and
character of the bridge destroyed which it is proposed to replace, the length of time since the first
bridge was built on the proposed location, the length of the bridge, together with the
recommendation of the viewers as to the kind of bridge needed and the probable cost thereof. It
shall be the duty of the said viewers
to inquire whether the accommodations of the traveling public in the locality demands the
rebuilding of said bridge.
        Section 5. Due notice shall be given to the Attorney General of the time of filing the
petition and application of viewers, and it shall be his duty to appear for and defend the interests
of the Commonwealth in all such proceedings.
        Section 6. Upon the filing of such report, the county interested and the Commonwealth
shall have the right to file exceptions thereto at any time within thirty days.
        Section 7. It shall be the duty of the court, after full hearing by deposition or otherwise as
the said court may direct, to determine all questions stated the petition or the exceptions thereto,
and to enter final order thereupon, from which order such county or the Commonwealth shall
have the right of an appeal to the Supreme Court within thirty days.
        Section 8. In case the report of the viewers, or majority of them, is in favor of the erection
of the bridge, and the same is confirmed by the court, the court shall order and direct such
rebuilding. Thereupon it shall be the duty of the Board of Commissioners of Public Grounds and
Buildings immediately proceed and have prepared, in conformity with the report of the viewers,
such plans and specifications the proposed bridge as may be necessary, and shall appoint a
superintendent of construction, and fix his salary, which shall in no case exceed five per centum
of the amount of the contract.
        Section 9. After advertising for bids in not less than three daily newspapers, two of which
shall be published in the county in which such bridge is located, and the other in one newspaper
published at the seat of the government, for a period of three weeks, the Board of Commissioners
of Public Grounds and Buildings shall proceed to let the contract for the rebuilding of such
bridge to the lowest and best bidder. In case all bids are rejected, the Board of Commissioners of
Public Grounds and Buildings shall readvertise and let bids in the manner hereinbefore provided.
        Section 10. Every bridge so erected by the Commonwealth shall be inspected by three fit
persons, to be appointed by the court of common pleas of Dauphin County, none of whom shall
be residents of, or property holders in, the county wherein the bridge is located, who shall make
report to the court of the result of their inspection.
        Section 11. When the report is made by the inspectors that such bridge has been erected
according to the contract for the erection of the same, the report si .all be approved by the court.
        If the persons so appointed shall not approve the same, they shall report to the court what
sum in their judgment ought to be deducted from the sum stipulated in such contract. Thereupon
the court shall grant a rule upon the builder or contractor to show cause against the said report at
the time and place named in the rule.
        After the service and return of such rule, it shall be lawful for the contractor to file a
statement in the court of common pleas of Dauphin County upon the contract made by him with
the Commonwealth, and thereupon to proceed to trial in like manner as if an action had been
commenced by him upon such contract against the Commonwealth.
        Section 12. Partial payments on the contract shall be made from time to time to the
contractor, as the work progresses, upon estimates made by the superintendent of construction,
setting forth the relative value of work done and by him approved at the time of estimate as
compared with the total contract price; all such estimates, however, shall be approved by a
majority of the Board of Commissioners of Public Grounds and Buildings before payment is
made. At no time before the completion of the work and final approval thereof by the court, shall
any payments be made in excess of eighty per centum of the estimated value of work done and
approved by the superintendent of construction. If by the report of the inspectors it appears that
said bridge has been built in conformity with the terms of the contract and specifications, and
such report is approved by the court, payment shall be made of all the contract price not
previously paid. Upon approval of any estimate by the Board of Commissioners of Public
Grounds and Buildings, or upon the approval by the court of the report of the inspectors, stating
that the bridge has been built in conformity with the terms of the contract, as the case may be, it
shall be the duty of the Auditor General to draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer in
accordance with the foregoing. The warrant shall be payable out of any appropriation made to
the Board of Commissioners of Public Grounds and Buildings for the purpose of the rebuilding
of bridges by the Commonwealth.
        In the event that by the report of said inspectors is made to appear that deductions should
be made from the contract price, and such report is acquiesced in by the contractor, or the
amount of the contract price owing is finally determined by the court in the manner hereinbefore
provided, it shall be the duty of the Auditor General in like manner to draw his warrant for such
sum as shall appear to be owing, exclusive of any payments that have been previously made,
which warrant shall be payable likewise out of any appropriation made to the Board of
Commissioners of Public Grounds and Buildings for the purpose of rebuilding bridges by the
Commonwealth.
        Section 13. The fees and expenses to be allowed the viewers or inspectors, and the proper
charges for the preparation of the plans and specifications of such bridge, the superintending of
construction of the same, the costs of all legal proceedings, and all other costs and expenses
whatsoever, shall be paid by the county in which the bridge is located, and the amount of such
charges, costs, and expenses, herein provided for, shall be fixed by the court of common pleas of
Dauphin County, according to the circumstances of the case, upon notice of the county
commissioners.
        Section 14. Until otherwise by law provided, all bridges erected under the provisions of
this act shall be maintained and kept in good repair by the county in which the same may be
located.
        APPROVED-The 16th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                             WM. C. SPROUL.
County bridges.
Rebuilding by Commonwealth.
When destroyed by fire.
Petition of county commissioners.
Appointment of viewers.
Report of viewers.
Inquiry into necessity for bridge.
Attorney General shall represent commonwealth
Exceptions.
Hearing by court.
Appeals.
Favorable report by viewers.
Order of court.
Plans and Specifications.
Superintendent of construction.
Advertising for bids.
Letting of contracts.
Inspection of bridge.
Report of inspectors.
Unfavorable report
Deductions from contract price.
Suits by contractor against Commonwealth.
Partial payments.
Maximum payment before completion.
Favorable report of inspectors.
Payment of contract price.
Warrants upon state Treasurer.
Fees and expenses.
Maintenance and repair.


                                             No. 123.
                                             AN ACT
        Making it lawful for twenty-five or more resident taxpayers of any county in this
Commonwealth in which any turnpike, road, or highway is wholly or partly located, upon which
tolls are charged the traveling public, to present their petition to the county commissioners of
their county, setting forth that it would be for the best interests of the people of their county that
such turnpike, road, or highway, or part thereof, should be purchased and become a public road,
free from tolls and tollgates, and, thereupon, for the county commissioners of the petitioners‟
county to purchase the same for public use, free from tolls and toll-gates, if a price therefor can
be agreed upon with the owners thereof, and pay for the same out of the funds of their county not
otherwise appropriated, and, if such county has not sufficient funds, to issue bonds of said county
for that purpose; and providing that any turnpike, road, or highway, or part thereof, so purchased
and made a public road, shall thereafter be repaired, maintained, and improved by the county,
township, borough, or city, in which the same or part thereof is located.
         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the passage of this act, it shall be lawful
for twenty five or more resident taxpayers of any county in this Commonwealth in which any
turnpike, road, or highway, heretofore or hereafter constructed, is wholly or partly located, and
upon which tolls are charged the traveling public under any general or special law, to present
their petition to the county commissioners of their county, setting forth that it would be for the
best interests of the people of their county that such turnpike, road, or highway, or part thereof,
should be purchased by their county, and become a public road, free from tolls and toll-gates;
whereupon it shall be lawful for the county commissioners of the petitioners‟ county, upon
behalf thereof, to enter into negotiations with the owners of said turnpike, road, or highway, or
part thereof, for the purchase of the same, and, if the price therefor can be mutually agreed upon,
it shall be paid by the said county commissioners out of any funds of their county not otherwise
appropriated; and upon payment thereof, the said turnpike, road, or highway, or part thereof,
shall become a public road, free from tolls and toll-gates: Provided, That if said county
commissioners and the owners of said turnpike, road, or highway, or part thereof, can not agree
upon the price to be paid for the same, nothing in this act contained shall prevent the petitioners
or any other resident taxpayers of the county form proceeding to have such turnpike, road fee
from tolls and toll-gates, and the said road, as made or heretofore made free of tolls, either by
negotiation or condemnation proceedings as aforesaid, shall be properly repaired and maintained
at the expense of the county, city, or borough, in which the said turnpike, or part thereof, lies:
Provided, That the portion of any turnpike or toll-road, which lies within a township, shall, if
accepted by the board of supervisors or commissioners of the township in which the same or any
part of the same is located, when signified in writing and filed in the office of the court of quarter
sessions of the county in which said road is located, become a part of the road system of said
township, and shall thereafter be maintained in the same manner as other roads legally laid out in
said township: Provided further, That the provisions of this act shall not apply to any turnpike,
road, or highway, or part thereof, which now forms or may hereafter form a part of the State
highway system of this Commonwealth.
         Section 2. That it shall be lawful for the county commissioners of any county in this
Commonwealth, not having sufficient funds not otherwise appropriated to pay for any turnpike,
road, or highway, or part thereof, purchased under the provisions of this act, to issue bonds of
the said county in accordance with the Constitution and existing laws of this Commonwealth for
that purpose.
         Section 3. That all acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith be, and the same are hereby,
repealed.
         APPROVED-The 16th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                   WM. C. SPROUL.
Publicizing of turnpikes and toll roads.
Petition of taxpayers,
Purchase by commissioners.
Proviso.
Maintenance and repair.
Proviso.
Acceptance by township.
Maintenances by township.
Proviso
Bonds.
Repeal.


                                            No. 124.
                                            AN ACT
        Vesting in the managers or directors of any cemetery, the right to remove headstones,
posts, railings, and other structures upon cemetery lots, which have fallen into decay or become
dangerous to those entitled to use the said cemeteries.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever any headstone or headstones, posts, railings,
or other structures upon a lot in any cemetery shall have fallen into decay or become dangerous
to those entitled to enter into said cemetery grounds, the company, association, or management,
conducting the said cemetery, shall have the right, and such right is hereby conferred, to remove
the headstone or headstones, posts, railings, or other structures, so out of repair and dangerous:
        Provided, however, That before any such removal shall be made, notice of the intention
so to do shall be given to the owners of the lots or to their representatives, either by registered
mail, or, if their address is unknown, then by advertisement, once a week for three weeks, in a
paper of general circulation in the county where the cemetery is located or has its chief place of
business.
        APPROVED-The 16th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                WM. C. SPROUL.
Cemeteries.
Headstones, etc.
Decayed or dangerous.
Removal.
Proviso.
Notice to lot owners.


                                            No. 125.
                                            AN ACT
        Reorganizing the Department of -Internal Affairs of the Commonwealth, designating the
officers and employes thereof, and fixing their salaries.
        Section 2. Be it enacted, &c., That the Department of Internal Affairs of the
Commonwealth shall consist of the officers named and the number of employes stated herein,
whose annual salaries are hereby fixed, and shall be as follows:
The Secretary of Internal Affairs, whose salary shall be eight thousand dollars per annum.
        A Deputy Secretary of Internal Affairs, whose salary shall be five thousand dollars per
annum. The Deputy Secretary of Internal Affairs shall act as clerk of the board of property
without additional compensation.
        A chief clerk, whose salary shall be twenty-five hundred dollars per annum.
A bookkeeper, whose salary shall be two thousand dollars per annum.
A messenger, whose annual salary shall be twelve hundred dollars.
A watchman, whose annual salary shall be one thousand dollars.
One clerk, who shall also be a stenographer, whose annual salary shall be fifteen hundred dollars.
Two stenographers, whose annual salaries shall each be thirteen hundred dollars.

                           IN THE LAND OFFICE BUREAU.
        A chief draftsman and surveyor, whose annual salary shall be two thousand five hundred
dollars. One draftsman and surveyor, whose annual salary shall be two thousand four hundred
dollars. Four draftsmen, whose annual salaries shall each be eighteen hundred dollars.
Two search clerks, whose annual salaries shall each be sixteen hundred dollars.
Eight clerks, whose annual salaries shall each be fifteen hundred dollars.

                          IN THE BUREAU OF RAILROADS.
       A chief of the bureau, whose annual salary shall be three thousand dollars.
An assistant chief, at an annual salary of two thousand five hundred dollars.
Two clerks, whose annual salaries shall each be sixteen hundred dollars.

              IN THE BUREAU OF TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS.
      A chief of the bureau, whose annual salary shall be two thousand five hundred dollars.
Two clerks, whose annual salaries shall each be eighteen hundred dollars.

                           IN THE BUREAU OF STANDARDS.
        A chief of the bureau, whose annual salary shall be three thousand five hundred dollars.
An assistant chief of the bureau, whose annual salary shall be two thousand four hundred dollars.
A stenographer, whose annual salary shall be thirteen hundred dollars.
All of whom shall be appointed by the Secretary of Internal Affairs, and shall perform such
duties as shall be assigned to them by the secretary.
        Section 2. The following acts and parts of acts are hereby repealed as respectively
indicated; namely, An act, entitled “An act to fix the number and salaries of officers, clerks and
employes in the Department of Internal Affairs,” approved April twenty-four, one thousand nine
hundred and three (Pamphlet Laws, two hundred ninety-four), absolutely.
So much of an act, entitled “An act abolishing the offices of superintendent and assistant
superintendent of the bureau of railways in the Department of Internal Affairs, creating the
offices of chief and assistant chief of the bureau of railways in said Department of Internal
Affairs, prescribing their duties, and fixing their salaries, and repealing all laws. and parts of
laws inconsistent herewith,” approved April twenty first, one thousand nine hundred and eleven
(Pamphlet Laws, seventy-three), as fixes the salaries of the chief and assistant chief of said
bureau of railways.
        So much of an act, entitled “An act fixing the salaries of the Auditor General and
Secretary of Internal Affairs of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” approved May thirteen,
one thousand nine hundred and nine (Pamphlet Laws, five hundred thirty-six), as fixes the salary
of the Secretary of Internal Affairs.
        An act, entitled “An act authorizing the Secretary of Internal Affairs to appoint an
assistant chief and a stenographer in the bureau of standards, fixing their salary, and increasing
the salary of the chief of said bureau of standards,” approved February twenty-fourth, one
thousand nine hundred and fifteen (Pamphlet Laws, three), absolutely.
        APPROVED-The 16th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                        WM. C. SPROUL.
Department of internal Affairs.
Organization and salaries,
Secretary.
Deputy Secretary.
Chief clerk,
Bookkeeper.
Messenger.
Watchman.
Clerk.
Stenographers.
Chief draftsman.
Draftsmen.
Search clerks.
Clerks
Chief.
Assistant chief.
clerks.
Chief.
Clerks.
Chief.
Assistant chief.
Stenographer.
Appointment and duties.
Acts repealed.
Act of April 24,1903 (P. L. 294).
Part of act of April 21, 1911 (P. L. 73).
Part of act of May 13, 1909 (P. L. 536).
Act of February 24, 1915 (P.L .3).


                                            No. 126.
                                            AN ACT
        To amend section six of an act, approved the twentieth day of June, one thousand nine
hundred and seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, six hundred and eighteen) , entitled “An act relating to
the appointment of persons to the police department in cities of the third class; providing for and
regulating examinations, the manner of appointments, and the manner and power of removal of
employes of said department; and providing a method for fixing compensation,” so as to permit
temporary suspensions by the superintendent of public affairs.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section six of an act, approved the twentieth day of
June, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, six hundred and eighteen),
entitled “An act relatingto the appointment of persons to the police department in cities of the
third class; providing for and regulating examinations, the manner of appointments, and the
manner and power of removal of employes of said department; and providing a method for
fixing compensation,” which reads as follows:-
        “Section 6. All employes of said police department shall be subject to suspension by the
superintendent of the department of public affairs for misconduct, or violation of any law of this
Commonwealth, any ordinance of the city or regulation of the said police department, pending
action by the city council upon the charges made against any such employes; and on hearing
before the city council, where they may be represented by counsel, they may be fined,
suspended, or discharged by the city council, if found guilty of the charges made against them,”
is hereby amended to read as follows:-
        Section 6. All employes of said police department shall be subject to suspension by the
superintendent of the department of public affairs for misconduct, or violation of any law of this
Commonwealth, any ordinance of the city, or regulation of the said police department, pending
action by the city council upon the charges made against any such employes; and on hearing
before the city council, where they may be represented by counsel, they may be fined, or
suspended for a period not to exceed thirty days, with or without pay, or they may be discharged
by city council, if found guilty of the charges made against them: Provided, however, That the
said superintendent of the department of public affairs may, for misconduct or violation as
aforesaid, suspend any employee of said department of police for a period not to exceed ten days,
with or without pay, without preferring charges and without a hearing of council.
        APPROVED-The 17th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                               WM. C. SPROUL.
Cities of the third class.
Police department,
Section 6, act of June 20, 1917 (P. L. 618), cited amendment,
Suspension of employes.
Proviso.



                                             No. 127.
                                             AN ACT
        To amend section one of an act, approved the fifth day May, one thousand eight hundred
and thirty-two, entitled “ act regulating lateral railroads,” by extending the provisions thereof to
any person or persons, corporation of the first second class, partnership, municipal or quasi-
municipal corporation, school or poor district of the State of Pennsylvania, incorporated under
general or special act of Assembly, being owner or owners of land, mills, quarries, coal-mines,
limekilns, or other real estate, in the vicinity of any railroad, canal, or slack-water navigation,
made or to be made by any company or by the State of Pennsylvania, and not more than four
miles distant therefrom.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one an act, approved the fifth day of May, one
thousand eight hundred and thirty-two (Pamphlet Laws, five hundred one), entitled “An act
regulating lateral railroads,” which reads as follows:- “That if any owner or owners of land,
mills, quarries, coal-mines, lime-kilns, or other real estate, in the vicinity of any railroad, canal,
or slack-water navigation, made or to be made by any company, or by the State of Pennsylvania,
and not more than three miles distant therefrom, shall desire to make a railroad thereto over any
intervening lands, he or they, their engineers, agents and artists, may enter upon any lands, and
survey and mark such route as he or they shall think proper to adopt, doing no damage to the
property explored, and thereupon may present a petition to the court of common pleas of the
county which said intervening land is situated, setting forth his or their desire to be allowed to
construct and finish a railroad, in and upon the said route, and the beginning, courses and
distances thereof, and place intersection of the main railroad, canal, or slack-water navigation,
which shall be filed and entered of record in the said court, whereupon the said court shall
appoint six disinterested and judicious men, resident said county, who shall view the said marked
and proposed route for a railroad, and examine the same, and if they or any four of them shall
deem the same necessary and useful for public or private purposes, they shall report in writing to
the subsequent term of said court, what damages will be sustained by the owner or owners of the
said intervening land, by the opening, constructing, completing, and using of the said railroad,
and the report of the said viewers and appraisers shall be filed of record in the said court, and if
not appealed from, be liable to be confirmed or rejected by the said court, as to right and justice
shall appertain; and if either of the parties shall be dissatisfied with said report, he or they may
appeal thereflom to the said court of common pleas within twenty days after such report has been
filed in the prothonotary‟s office, and not after; and after such appeal, either party may put the
cause at issue, in the form approved of by the court, and the said issue shall be placed first on the
trial list of the next regular term of the said court, and be there tried and determined by the court
and jury, and the verdict so rendered, and judgment thereon, shall be final and conclusive,
without further appeal or writ of error, and it shall be the duty of the said viewers and jury, to
take into consideration the advantages which may be derived by the owner or owners of land,
passed by the said railroad, when making up their report or forming their verdict thereon,” be,
and the same hereby, is amended to read as follows:-
          Section 1. That if any person or persons, corporation of the first or second class,
partnership, municipal or quasi-municipal corporation, school or poor district of the State of
Pennsylvania, incorporated under general or special act of Assembly, being the owner or owners
of land, mills, quarries, coal-mines, lime-kilns, or other real estate, in the vicinity of any railroad,
canal, or slack-water navigation, made or to be made by any company, or by the State of
Pennsylvania, and not more than four miles distant therefrom, shall desire to make a railroad
thereto over any intervening lands, he, it, or they, their engineers, agents, and artists, may enter
upon any lands, and survey and mark such route as he, it, or they shall think proper to a lopt,
doing no damage to the property explored, and thereupon may present a petition to the court of
common pleas of the county in which said intervening land is situated, setting forth his, its, or
their desire to be allowed to construct and finish a railroad in and upon the said route, and the
beginning, courses, and distances thereof, and place of intersection of the main railroad, canal, or
slack-water navigation, which shall be filed and entered of record in the said court, where-upon
the said court shall appoint six disinterested and judicious men, resident in said county, who shall
view the said marked and proposed route for a railroad, and examine the same; and if they, or
any four of them, shall deem the same necessary and useful for public or private purposes, they
shall report in writing to the subsequent term of said court what damages will be sustained by the
owner cr owners of the said intervening land by the opening, constructing, completing, and using
the said railroad, and the report of the land viewers and appraisers shall be filed of record in the
said court, and if not appealed from, be liable to be confirmed or rejected by the said court, as to
right and justice shall appertain; and if either of the parties shall be dissatisfied with said report,
he, it, or they may appeal therefrom to the said court of common pleas within twenty days after
such report has been filed in the prothonotary‟s office, and not after; and after such appeal, either
party may put the cause at issue in the form approved of by the court, and the said issue shall be
placed first on the trial list of the next regular term of the said court, and be there tried and
determined by the court and jury; and the verdict so rendered, and judgment thereon, shall be
final and conclusive, without further appeal or writ of error, and it shall be the duty of the said
viewers and jury to take into consideration the advantages which may be derived by the owner or
owners of land passed by the said railroad, when making up their report or forming their verdict
thereon.
        APPROVED-The 17th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                WM. C. SPROUL.
Lateral railroads.
Section 1, act of May 5, 1632 (P. L. 501), cited for repeal.
Who may build.
Right of entry on lands.
Petition to court.
Appointment of viewers.
Report of viewers,
Confirmations or rejection by court.
Appeal.
Viewers and jury to consider advantages to owners.


                                            No. 128.
                                            AN ACT
        Relating to policies of life insurance or annuities.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the net amount payable by the insurer under any
policy of life insurance, or under any annuity contract upon the life of any person, heretofore or
hereafter made for the benefit of, or assigned to, the wife or children or other relative dependent
upon such person, shall be exempt from all claims of the creditors of such insured person,
whether or not the right to change the named beneficiary is reserved by the insured or is
permitted by the insurer.
        Section 2. An act, entitled “An act relating to policies of life insurance or annuities,”
approved the fifth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and fifteen, is hereby repealed.
        APPROVED-The 17th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                WM. C. SPROUL.
Life insurance and annuities.
For the benefit of, or assignment to, dependent relatives.
Exempt from claims of creditors.
Act of May 5,1915 (P. L. 253),cited for repeal.


                                            No. 129.
                                            AN ACT
        Prohibiting, under certain conditions, the commutation, encumbrance, or assignment of
the proceeds of life insurance and annuity policies and the income arising therefrom by persons
entitled thereto; prohibiting the attachment of such proceeds and income; and authorizing life
insurance companies to hold such proceeds as part of the general corporate funds.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever under the terms of any annuity or policy of
life insurance, or under any written agreement supplemental thereto, issued by any company
incorporated by, and doing business in, this State, the proceeds are retained by such company at
maturity or otherwise, no person entitled to any part of such proceeds, or any instalment of
interest due or to become due thereon, shall be permitted to commute, anticipate, encumber,
alienate, or assign the same, or any part thereof, if such permission is expressly withheld by the
terms of such policy or supplemental agreement; and if such policy or supplemental agreement
so provides, no payments of interest or of principal shall be in any way subject to such person‟s
debts, contracts, or engagements, nor to any judicial processes to levy upon or attach the same
for payment thereof; and, further, that such company shall not be required to segregate such
funds, but may hold them as a part of its general corporate funds.
        APPROVED-The 17th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                WM. C. SPROUL.
Life insurance and annuities.
Proceeds retained under terns of
Policy.
Encumbrance, assignment, etc., prohibited.
Liability for debts and contracts, etc.
Segregation by company.



                                            No. 130.
                                            AN ACT
Relating to the organization, maintenance, and operation of the Banking Department, and the
scope of its supervision and control over corporations, partnerships, unincorporated associations,
and individuals, and the assets and liabilities thereof: providing penalties for the enforcement of
its provisions; and repealing certain acts.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Page.
Section 1. Short title, ....................... 211
Section 2. Definitions, . ...................... 211
Section 3. General provisions: ................ 211
(a) Advertisements, ................... 211
(b) Notices, .......................... 211
(c) Fees to prothonotary and other officials, ......................... 211
Section 4. The Banking Department; scope of supervision, duties, and powers, ... 211
Section 5. The Commissioner of Banking; deputies, examiners, and employes : .... 212
(a) The commissioner, ................. 212
(b) D eputies, ........ ................ 213
(c) Deputies acting in place of commissioner,......................... 213
(d) Clerks, examiners, and other employes,.......................... 213
(e) Cost of bonds, . ..................... 213
(f) Prohibitions on commissioner, deputies, and employes, .................... 214
Section 6. Transfer of powers, et cetera, to Commissioner of Banking, ........ 214
Section 7. Books, et cetera, to remain in custody of commissioner, ................. 214
Section 8. Rooms at capital; furniture, et cetera, 214
Section 9. Expenses of the department: ........ 215
(a) Appropriation of revenues of department to expenses, ............... 215
(b) Assessment of expenses upon corporations and persons under supervision of department,
................... 215
Section 10. Seal of department, . ............... 216
Section 11. Copies of documents: .............. 216
(a) Certification of admissibility in evidence,.......................... 216
(b) Fees, ......... ...... .... 216
(c) Copies as prima facie evidence of facts, ........................... 216
Section 12. Disclosure of information forbidden; exceptions, . ...................... 216
Section 13. Scope of power to examine and inspect,........................... 217
Section 14. Examinations: ..................... 217
(a) Examinations in general, ........... 217
(b) Examinations under oath, .......... 218
Section 15. Reports to Commissioner of Banking: 218
(a) General provisions, .................. 218
(b) Penalties for failure to make or publish reports, ........................... 219
Section 16. Commissioner‟s annual report to Governor, ........................... 219
Section 17. Proceedings to forfeit charter for failure to pay in capital, or exercise corporate
powers, . ............... 220
Section 18. Proceedings for violation of charter, 220

Page.
Section 19. In what court Attorney General may proceed, ... ................... 220
Section 20. Orders by commissioner, ............ ... 220
Section 21. Power of commissioner to take possession of business and property, ...... 221
Section 22. Certificate of taking possession; commissioner to supersede receiver, ... 221
Section 23. Injunction to restrain commissioner from acting, ..................... 222
Section 24. Appointment of special deputies, assistants, and employes, ........... 222
Section 25. Notice to parties holding assets, .... 223
Section 26. Inventory, . ....................... 223
Section 27. Determination whether to liquidate; continuing business, .............. 223
Section 28. Surrender of possession, ............. 223
Section 29. Status of commissioner as receiver; surrender of burdensome assets, .. 224
Section 30. Power of court to make and enforce orders, .......................... 224
Section 31. Continuation of possession, ......... 224
Section 32. Record title; sales of property: . . . 225
(a) Recording certificates of possession and surrender, ................... 225
(b) Sales of real and personal property, 225
(c) Sales of real property outside of county, ...................... 225
(d) Sales of listed securities, ......... 226
(e) Effect of sale as to liens, ............. 226
Section 33. Execution of deeds and other documents, ........................... 226
Section 34. Compromises, ..................... 227
Section 35. Suits, ............................ 227
Section 36. Judgments not to be liens; executions to be restrained, .................. 227
Section 37. Enforcement of individual liability of stockholders, ........ .......... 228
Section 38. Statement of assets and liabilities, 228
Section. 39. Notice to bailors, and lessees of safes, etc., ...................... 228
Section 40. Trust funds and property in hands of corporation or person: .......... 229
(a) Commissioner to take possession, .... 229
(b) Appointment of substituted fiduciaries, 229
(c) Settlement without accounting, .... 230
(d) Jurisdiction of disputes as to identity of trust funds, .................. 230
(e) Accounting, ...................... 230
(f) Deficiencies and surcharges, ........ 230
Section 41. Notice to depositors and other creditors,............................. 230
Section 42. Proof of claims of creditors in general, 231
Section 43. Proof of claims of depositors, ....... 231
Section 44. Allowance of claims, ............... 232
Section 45. Filing partial or final account; notice; objections, . ...................... 232
Section 46. Distribution, ...................... 232
Section 47. Conclusiveness of confirmation and distribution,........................ 233
Section 48. Hearing and decision of matters in controversy, ........................ 233
Section 49. Expenses to be paid out of fund, .... 233
Section 50. Stockholders choosing trustees to complete liquidation, ................. 233
Section 51. Unconstitutionality of part of act not to affect remainder, ................. 234
Section 52. Repealer, . ........................ 234


         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That this act shall be known and may be cited as the
Banking Department Act of one thousand nine hundred and nineteen.
         Section 2. Except as otherwise expressly indicated, the following words, wherever used
in this act, shall be taken and construed to have the following meanings:
The word “person” means individuals, partnerships, and unincorporated associations.
The word “court” means the court of common pleas of the county where the banking house or
other place of business of the corporation or person in question is located.
The word “prothonotary” means the prothonotary of such court.
         Section 3. (a) Whenever, under any of the provisions of this act, advertisement is required
to be made in a newspaper, such advertisement shall, unless otherwise provided, be made in a
newspaper of general circulation in the county, published in the city, borough, or township where
the banking house or other place of business of the corporation or person in question is located.
If there be no newspaper published in such city, borough, or township, then the advertisement
shall be made in a newspaper of general circulation in the county, published at the county-seat,
or, if none be there published, in the newspaper published nearest to said city, borough, or
township, within the county. If there be no newspaper published in the county, then the
advertisement shall be made in the newspaper published nearest to such city, borough, or
township, in an adjoining county.
         (b) Except as otherwise expressly provided, all written or printed notices required by this
act shall be served either in the manner now or hereafter provided by law for the service of writs
of summons, save that service need not be made by the sheriff, or by mailing such notice by
registered mail, return receipt requested, to any person required to be notified, at his last known
place of business or residence, and to any corporation at its principal office, or, if a foreign
corporation, at the office of its duly authorized agent.
         (c) Whenever, under any of the provisions of this act, certificates or other documents are
required to be filed or recorded in the office of the prothonotary of any court of common pleas or
in the office of any public official other than the Commissioner of Banking, such prothonotary or
other official shall be entitled to receive therefor the same fees as are provided by law for similar
services.
         Section 4. There shall continue to be a separate and distinct department known as the
Banking Department, charged with the supervision of all the corporations and persons
hereinafter described, and with the duty of taking care that the laws of this Commonwealth in
relation thereto shall be faithfully executed, and that the greatest safety to depositors therein or
therewith and to other interested persons shall be afforded.
         The said supervision, duties, and powers shall extend and apply to the following
corporations now or hereafter incorporated under the laws of this State or under the laws of any
other State and authorized to transact business in this State; namely, all such corporations having
power to receive and receiving money on deposit or for safe-keeping otherwise than as bailee,
including all banks, banking companies, cooperative banking associations, trust, safe deposit,
real estate, mortgage, title insurance, guarantee, surety and indemnity companies, savings
institutions, savings banks, and provident institutions. The said supervision, duties, and powers
shall also extend and apply to mutual savings funds, building and loan associations, and
corporations doing a safe-deposit business only.
         Said supervision, duties, and powers shall also extend and apply to all national banking
associations, located in this State, now or hereafter incorporated under the laws of the United
States, which shall, in pursuance of Federal law or regulation, be granted a permit to act or shall
act as trustee, executor, administrator, registrar of stocks and bonds, guardian of estates,
assignee, receiver, committee of estates of lunatics, or in any other fiduciary capacity.
The said supervision, duties, and powers shall also extend and apply to all such individuals,
partnerships, and unincorporated associations, as are or shall be by law made subject to the
supervision of said department, and to any individuals or associations of individuals doing the
business of building and loan associations or a business in the nature thereof, whether under the
guise of a deed of trust or otherwise.
         It shall not be lawful for any foreign corporation to receive any deposit or deposits or
transact any banking business whatsoever, in this Commonwealth, until it shall have first filed in
the office of the Commissioner of Banking a certified copy of the statement required by law to
be filed in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
         Section 5. (a) The chief officer of the Banking Department shall continue to be known as
the Commissioner of Banking. He shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice
and consent of the Senate, and shall hold his office for the term of four years and until his
successor is duly qualified. Within fifteen days from the time of notice of his appointment, he
shall take and subscribe the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution and file the same in the
office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, and shall also give to the Commonwealth a bond,
in the penalty of fifty thousand dollars, with two or more individual sureties, or a corporate
surety, to be approved by the Governor, conditioned for the faithful performance of all his duties.
He shall receive an annual salary of eight thousand dollars.
        (b) The Commissioner of Banking shall appoint a first deputy, whose salary shall be five
thousand dollars per annum, and may appoint a second and third deputy, whose salaries shall be,
respectively, four thousand and three thousand dollars per annum. The duties of all such deputies
shall be such as may be assigned to them by the commissioner, and each of them shall take,
subscribe, and file the oath of office as herein prescribed for the Commissioner of Banking, and
shall, whenever required by the commissioner, give bond, in such amount and with such surety
as may be prescribed by the commissioner, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties
of such deputy.
        (c) Whenever the Commissioner of Banking, by reason of absence or incapacity, is
unable to perform the duties of his office, or if a vacancy in the office of Commissioner of
Banking occurs, the duties of the commissioner shall be performed by the deputy next in
authority, until such disability is removed or the vacancy filled.
Any deputy, before entering upon the performance of such duties, shall give to the
Commonwealth a bond, in the penalty of fifty thousand dollars, with two or more individual
sureties, or a corporate surety, to be approved by the Governor, conditioned for the faithful
performance of such duties while he is acting as commissioner.
        (d) The Commissioner of Banking, with the approval of the Governor, shall employ, from
time to time, such clerks, examiners, special agents, and other employes, as he may need to
discharge in a proper manner the duties imposed upon him by law. They shall perform such
duties as the commissioner shall assign to them, and their compensation shall be fixed by him
with the approval of the Governor. Each of such employes shall take, subscribe, and file the oath
of office as herein prescribed for the commissioner and deputy commissioners. Bonds shall be
given to the Commonwealth by such of said employes, in such amounts, and with such surety, as
may be determined by the commissioner, conditioned for the faithful performance of their duties.
        (e) The cost of all bonds required by this section to be given by the commissioner, the
deputy commissioners, or any of the clerks, examiners, or other employes of the Banking
Department, shall constitute expenses of the department and shall be paid as hereinafter provided
for such expenses.
        (f) Neither the Commissioner of Banking nor any of his deputies, clerks, examiners, or
other employes shall be interested as officer, director, trustee, manager, or stockholder, in any
corporation subject to the supervision of the Banking Department, nor interested in any way in
the business of any person subject to such supervision.
        No deputy commissioner or examiner shall be appointed special deputy to assist in the
liquidation of any corporation or person whose books, papers, and affairs he shall have examined
within one year previous to the taking of possession by the Commissioner of Banking under the
provisions of section twenty-one of this act.
        No examiner shall receive a loan, nor shall the Commissioner of Banking or any of his
deputies, clerks, examiners, or other employes receive a gift, directly or indirectly, of any sum of
money or other valuable thing, from any corporation or person to whom this act applies, or from
any director, officer, or employe thereof; and a violation of this prohibition shall constitute
ground for the removal of such commissioner, deputy, clerk, examiner, or other employe.
        Section 6. All powers, rights, privileges, and duties heretofore by any law of this
Commonwealth conferred or imposed upon the Auditor General or the Secretary of the
Commonwealth, in relation to any of the corporations or persons who, under the provisions of
this act, are subject to the supervision of the Banking Department, are hereby transferred to, and
conferred and imposed upon, the Commissioner of Banking, so far as the same relate to the
supervision of such corporations and persons for the purposes of this act.
         Section 7. All books, papers, records, and securities which were formerly in the office of
the Superintendent of Banking and in the office of the Auditor General, relating to the business
of corporations and persons subject to the supervision of the Commissioner of Banking, and
which were delivered and transferred to the Commissioner of Banking, shall be and remain in his
charge and custody.
         Section S. There shall be assigned to the Commissioner of Banking by the
Commissioners of Public Grounds and Buildings a suitable room or rooms, at the capital of the
State, for conducting the business of the Banking Department; and the Commissioner of Banking
shall, from time to time, with the approval of the commissioners aforesaid, procure the necessary
furniture and other proper conveniences for the transacting of the said business, the expenses of
which shall be paid, on the certificate of the Commissioner of Banking and the warrant of the
Auditor General, out of funds appropriated to the Commissioners of Public Grounds and
Buildings.
         Section 9. (a) The expenses of the Banking Department shall, until the first day of June,
one thousand nine hundred and nineteen, be paid by the State, on requisition of the
Commissioner of Banking and warrant of the Auditor General, out of funds appropriated
therefor.
         From and after the date of the approval of this act, all moneys derived by the Banking
Department from fees, assessments, charges, penalties, and otherwise, shall be paid by the
Commissioner of Banking into the State Treasury for safe-keeping, and shall, by the State
Treasurer, be placed in a separate fund, to be available for the use of the Banking Department
upon requisition of the Commissioner of Banking. All such moneys, so paid into the State
Treasury, are hereby specifically appropriated to the Banking Department for the purpose of
paying the salaries of the commissioner, the deputy commissioners, the examiners, and the other
employes of the department, and the expenses of the department, including the rental of such
rooms or quarters as the Commissioner of Banking may deem necessary outside of the capital.
The Auditor General shall, upon requisition of the Commissioner of Banking from time to time,
draw warrants upon the State Treasurer for the amounts specified in such requisitions, not
exceeding, however. the amount in such fund at the time of the making of any such requisitions.
         (b) All the expenses incurred in and about the conduct of the business of the Banking
Department, in-eluding the cost of the regular examinations of corporations and persons under
the supervision of the department, the compensation of the commissioner, deputy
commissioners, examiners, and other employes of the department, but excluding the furniture
and conveniences mentioned in section eight of this act, together with all other general or
overhead expenses of the department, shall be charged to and paid by the corporations and
persons subject to the supervision of the department, in equitable proportions, at such times and
in such manner, as the Commissioner of Banking shall by general rule or regulation annually
prescribe: Provided, however, That the charge for the examination of building and loan
associations shall not exceed the sum of five dollars for each one hundred thousand dollars, or
fraction thereof, of assets of said building and loan associations, with a minimum charge to said
building and loan association of ten dollars.
         The expenses incurred in connection with any special examination or investigation of any
corporation or person, including a proportionate part of the salary of any examiner or other
employe of the department engaged in such examination or investigation, shall be charged to and
paid by such corporation or person.
        On failure or refusal of any such corporation or person, after thirty days written notice, to
pay any sum lawfully assessed or charged against it or him by the commissioner under the
provisions of this clause, the commissioner may, at his option, bring an action at law to recover
the same, or may take possession of the business and property of such corporation or person as
provided in section twenty-one of this act.
        Section 10. The seal now in use by the Commissioner of Banking shall continue to be the
seal of the office of the Commissioner of Banking, and may be renewed when necessary. A
description of the seal with the impression thereof, and a certificate of approval of the Governor,
shall remain on file in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
        Section 11. (a) Copies of all books, accounts, reports, and other papers or documents filed
in the office of the Banking Department, certified under the hand and seal of the Commissioner
of Banking, shall be admitted to be read in evidence in all courts of law and elsewhere in this
Commonwealth, in all cases where the originals would be admitted in evidence: Provided, That
in any proceeding, the court having jurisdiction may, on cause shown, require the production of
the originals.
        (b) For every copy of any paper filed in the Banking Department, and for the certification
thereof, except when such copy or certification is made for the benefit of a corporation or person
subject to the supervision of the department under the provisions of this act, the commissioner
may charge such fees as he may by general rule or regulation prescribe.
(C) In any proceeding under the provisions of this act, a copy, duly certified by the
commissioner, of a duly instituted examination of the corporation or person involved in such
proceeding, shall be prima facie evidence of the facts therein stated.
        Section 12. Neither the Commissioner of Banking nor any deputy, examiner, or employe
of the Banking Department shall, directly or indirectly, wilfully exhibit, publish, divulge, or
make known, to any person or persons, any record, report, statement, letter, or other matter, fact,
or thing, contained in said department, or ascertained from any of the same, or from any
examination made under the provisions of this act, excepting in such manner as is expressly
authorized by this act, and excepting when the production of such in formation in a proceeding in
any court is duly required by subpoena issued by special order of the court, or other legal
process; and any violation of the provisions of this section shall be a misdemeanor, upon
conviction whereof the person so offending shall be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding one
thousand dollars, and shall be dismissed from his employment in said department: Provided,
however, That the Commissioner of Banking, on the written request or consent of any
corporation, authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or on the written request or
consent of any person, under the supervision of the Banking Department, may discuss, with an
advisory committee selected by the commissioner, such matters relating to financial condition of
such corporation or person as the commissioner may deem pertinent to the rehabilitation thereof:
And provided further, That the commissioner may, on like request or consent, furnish to the
Federal Reserve Board or to the Federal Re-serve Bank of the district in which the banking house
or other place of business of any corporation is located, copies of any reports or parts thereof, or
any information in his possession, relating to such corporation for the use of said board or bank.
        Section 13. Every corporation and person included within the supervision of the Banking
Department as set forth in section four of this act, together with all the property, assets, and
resources of such corporation or person, shall be subject to inspection and examination by the
Commissioner of Banking or his deputies, or any qualified examiner of the said department
when such examiner is authorized in writing, under the official seal of the department, by the
commissioner or a deputy commissioner, to make such examination and inspection.
         Section 14. (a) It shall be the duty of the Commissioner of Banking, at least twice in each
year, to examine or cause to be examined the books, papers, and affairs of each and every State
bank, trust company, and private banker, subject to supervision by the Banking Department, and,
at least once in each year, the books, papers, and affairs of each and every other corporation and
person subject to such supervision. The commissioner may also, at any time, make such special
investigations or examinations as, in his opinion, the exigencies of any case may require.
Whenever he shall deem it necessary or proper, he shall assign a qualified examiner or examiners
to make any such examination or investigation, which examiner or examiners shall have power
to make a thorough examination into all the business and affairs of the corporation or person in
all departments, and of all property, assets, and resources wherever situated, and, in so doing,, to
examine, under oath or otherwise, any of the officers, agents, or employes of a corporation or
unincorporated association, any member, agent, or employe of a partnership, any individual or
private banker, any agent or employe of an individual or private banker, or any corporation or
person in possession of any assets of the corporation or person under examination.
The examiner or examiners shall make a full and detailed report of the condition of the
corporation or person under examination, or such special report as may be directed by the
commissioner.
         (b) The commissioner and his deputies and any qualified examiner appointed by the
commissioner are hereby authorized and empowered to administer oaths or affirmations to any
of the individuals enumerated in clause (a) of this section, and any wilful false swearing in any
inquiry there under shall be perjury, and subject, upon conviction thereof, to the same
punishment as is or may be provided by law for the punishment of perjury. Upon failure of any
of the individuals aforesaid to make answer to any such inquiry, the Attorney General, upon the
request of the Commissioner of Banking, shall make information thereof to the court, whereupon
said court, after hearing, shall make such order as occasion i quires.
         Section 15. (a) Every corporation and person subject to the supervision of the Banking
Department, except building and loan associations doing business exclusively within this State,
shall make and render to the Commissioner of Banking not less than two nor more than five
reports of its his condition during each year. The number, form, and manner of such reports shall
be prescribed by the commissioner by general rule or regulation. Every such report- shall be
verified by the oath or affirmation of the president, cashier, treasurer, or other managing officer
in the case of a corporation or association, by a member of the firm in the case of a partnership,
and by an individual banker in person. It shall be attested as correct by the signatures of at least
three of the directors, trustees, or other managers of a corporation or association, and by the
signatures of all the members of a partnership.
         Each such report shall exhibit, in detail and under appropriate heads, the resources and
liabilities of the corporation or person at the close of business on any past day specified by the
commissioner, and shall be transmitted to him within five days or such further time as he may in
his discretion allow, after the receipt of a request or requisition therefor from him.
Abstract summaries of two of said reports, designated by the commissioner, in each year, except
the reports of building and loan associations doing business exclusively within this State, shall
forthwith be published by the corporation or person in a newspaper, and proof of such
publication, verified by affidavit, shall be furnished to the Commissioner of Banking.
         Building and loan associations doing business ex-exclusively within this State shall, in
the manner herein before provided, make and render one report during each year. No abstract
summaries of such reports need be published.
         The commissioner shall also have power to call for a special report from any corporation
or person under the supervision of the Banking Department, including building and loan
associations, whenever, in his judgment, the same may be necessary to a full and complete
knowledge of its or his condition.
The reports and publications provided for in this clause shall be in lieu of all reports and of all
publications for similar purposes heretofore required by law to be made.
         (b) Any corporation or person failing to make and transmit any report, to publish any
report required by this act to be published, or to furnish any proof of publication required by
clause (a) of this section, shall be subject, at the discretion of the Commissioner of Banking, to a
penalty of not more than one hundred dollars, payable to the Commissioner of Banking, for each
day after the time, or any extension thereof, fixed for filing such report, making such publication,
or furnishing such proof. In case of failure or refusal to pay such penalty, the Commissioner of
Banking may maintain an action at law to recover the same.
Section 16. The Commissioner of Banking shall remake an annual report to the Governor setting
forth:
I.A summary of the state and condition of every corporation and person from whom reports have
been received during the preceding year, with such other information in relation to said
corporations and persons as in his judgment may be useful.
II.          II. A statement of the corporations and persons under the supervision of the Banking
Department, whose business has been closed or taken in possession by the commissioner during
the preceding year, with such information relating thereto as he may deem useful.
III.         Suggestions of amendments to the laws relating to corporations and persons under the
supervision of the Banking Department by which the condition of such corporations and persons
may be improved.
IV.          The names and compensation of the deputies, examiners, clerks, and other employes
of the Banking Department during the preceding year, the whole amount of the receipts and
expenditures of the department during such year, and the method and basis of assessing such
expenditures adopted by the commissioner under the provisions of this act.
         Section 17. When any corporation under the supervision of the Banking Department: (a)
has not paid in the capital as required by law; (b) has not in any manner exercised the powers
conferred upon it by its letters patent within two years after the issuance thereof; or (c) has failed
to exercise its corporate privileges for two years after having been liquidated,-such corporation
shall be returned by the Commissioner of Banking to the Attorney General, who shall proceed by
quo warranto against such corporation poration, to the end that it may be ousted from its charter
rights, and its corporate privileges be declared null and void.
         Section 18. Whenever it shall appear to the Commissioner of Banking, from any report of
condition of any corporation subject to the supervision of the Banking Department, or from any
examination made by him of the condition of the affairs of such corporation, that such
corporation has committed any violation of its charter, he shall, by an order under his hand and
seal of office, direct the discontinuance of such illegal practice, and direct strict conformity with
the provisions of the charter; and whenever any such corporation shall refuse or neglect to
comply with any such order, the commissioner shall communicate the facts to the Attorney
General, who shall thereupon institute such proceedings as the nature of the case may require for
appropriate relief or correction, or may proceed by quo warranto for forfeiture of the charter.
         The court before which such proceedings shall be instituted shall have power to grant
such orders, and, in its discretion, from time to time, modify or revoke the same, and to grant
such relief and render such judgment as the facts or evidence in the case and the situation of the
parties and the interests involved shall require; or, if it shall appear to the said court that the
interests of the public so require, shall decree a dissolution of such corporation and a distribution
of its effects.
         Section 19. Whenever it shall become the right or duty of the Attorney General to
proceed against any corporation or person under the supervision of the Banking Department,
pursuant to the provisions of this act, he may, in his discretion, proceed either in the court of
common pleas of Dauphin County or in the court of common pleas of the county where the
banking house or other place of business of such corporation or person is located.
         Section 20. Whenever it shall appear to the Commissioner. missioner of Banking that any
corporation or person under the supervision of the Banking Department has violated any
provision of this act or any law regulating the business of such corporation or person, or is
conducting business in an unauthorized or unsafe manner, or that any such corporation has an
impairment of capital, the commissioner may issue an order, under his hand and seal of office,
directing such corporation or person to discontinue such violation of law or such unauthorized or
unsafe practices, or directing such corporation to make good any impairment or deficiency of
capital, as the case may be, within a time, of not less than sixty days after notice, to be fixed by
the commissioner.
         Section 21. The Commissioner of Banking may, after hearing had upon notice given,
with the approval and consent of the Attorney General, take possession of the business and
property of any corporation or person subject to the supervision of the Banking Department,
whenever it shall appear to him that such corporation or person:
         I. Has violated any law regulating its or his business, and has persisted in such violation
in disregard of an order duly made by the commissioner;
         II. Is conducting business in an unauthorized or unsafe manner, and has persisted therein
in disregard of an order duly made by the commissioner;
         III. Is in an unsafe or unsound condition to continue business: Provided, in such case,
That the Commissioner of Banking may forthwith, without such hearing and consent of the
Attorney General, take possession of the business and property of any such corporation or person
receiving moneys on deposit. when and if, in his opinion, the protection of depositors and the
public requires such peremptory action;
         IV. Has an impairment of capital, which has not
been restored or made good within the time fixed by order of the commissioner;
         V. Has suspended payment of obligations;
         VI. Has neglected or refused to comply with the terms of any lawfully issued order of the
commissioner;
         VII. Has refused, upon proper demand, to submit the records and affairs of the business
to the commissioner, a deputy commissioner, or any duly authorized examiner or agent of the
Banking Department;
         VIII. Has refused to be examined upon oath of affirmation regarding such affairs; or.
         IX. Has failed or refused, after thirty days notice, to pay any assessment or charge, as
provided in this act.
        Section 22. When the commissioner shall have duly taken possession of the business and
property of corporation or person as provided in section twenty one of this act, he shall forthwith
make, under his hand and official seal, a certificate setting forth that he has so taken possession,
and shall file such certificate in his office, and cause a certified copy thereof to be filed in the
office of the prothonotary, who shall index the same in the judgment index under the name of the
corporation or person as defendant and the name of the Commissioner of Banking as plaintiff.
From and after the filing of such certified copy in the office of the prothonotary, the
commissioner shall supersede any receiver previously appointed by any court for, or any
assignee or trustee for creditors appointed by, such corporation or person.
        Such superseded receiver, assignee, or trustee shall forthwith file his account in the court
having jurisdiction thereof, and pay over and deliver to the Commissioner of Banking all
moneys, securities, assets, and property of such corporation or person in his custody, possession,
or control. Said court shall allow credit for expenses and for the disbursements properly incurred
or made prior to the taking of possession by the Commissioner of Banking, and shall allow
proper compensation to said receiver, assignee, or trustee, and his counsel, which, when
determined, shall be paid out of the funds of said corporation or person in the hands of the
Commissioner of Banking.
        Section 23. Whenever the Commissioner of Banking takes possession of the property and
business of any corporation or person, such corporation or person may, at any time within ten
days, apply to the court for an order requiring the commissioner to show cause why he should
not be enjoined from continuing such possession. The commissioner may be served personally,
wherever found within the State, by leaving a copy with the deputy in charge of his office, or by
serving the special deputy appointed by him in such proceeding. At the hearing, a copy, certified
by the commissioner, of any report of a duly instituted examination of such corporation or person
shall be prima facie evidence of the facts therein stated; and if, from such report or reports or
other evidence, there shall appear to be just cause for the taking and continuing of possession by
the commissioner, he shall not be enjoined, unless such report or reports or other evidence shall
be overcome by proper proof produced by such corporation or person, in which event the court
shall direct the commissioner to refrain from further proceedings and to surrender such
possession.
        Section 24. The commissioner may, by the certificate of taking possession provided for in
section twenty-two of this act, or by a subsequent certificate in like manner made and filed,
appoint one or more special deputies as agent or agents to assist him in continuing or liquidating
the business and affairs of any corporation or person in his possession. He may, from time to
time, delegate to such special deputy or deputies such duties connected with such continuation or
liquidation as he may deem proper. He may employ such expert assistants, and may retain such
of the officers and employes of such corporation or person, as he may deem necessary in the
continuation of the business or the liquidation and distribution of the assets. He shall require such
security as he may deem proper from his agents and assistants appointed pursuant to the
provisions of this section.
        Section 25. When the commissioner shall have taken possession of the property and
business of any such corporation or person, he shall forthwith give notice in writing of such fact
to all corporations and persons holding any assets thereof. No one having such notice or actual
knowledge that the commissioner has so taken possession, shall have a lien or charge against any
of the assets of such corporation or person for any payment, advance, or clearance thereafter
made or liability thereafter incurred.
        Section 26. After the commissioner has taken possession as aforesaid, he shall make, or
cause to be made, a complete inventory of the assets of such corporation or person, which
inventory shall be verified by oath or affirmation and certified by an executive officer in the case
of a corporation or association, by a member of the firm in the case of a partnership, and by an
individual banker in person. The commissioner shall forthwith file such inventory in his office.
        Section 27. The commissioner is authorized, upon taking possession of the property and
business of such corporation or person, to continue or suspend the business for such period as he
may deem necessary to enable him to determine whether to liquidate the affairs of such
corporation or person, and, during such period, to take such action as in his judgment is
necessary to conserve the assets and business.
        Section 28. The commissioner may, upon conditions approved by him, surrender
possession for the purpose of permitting such corporation or person to resume business, to sell or
convey its or his property and franchises, or to merge or consolidate its or his business with that
of another corporation or person in accordance with the laws of this Commonwealth; but he shall
not authorize any decrease of capital stock by a corporation except upon compliance with the
laws relating to the decrease of the capital stock of such corporations.
        Whenever the commissioner shall surrender possession under the provisions of this
section, he shall forthwith issue an order, under his official seal, authorizing such corporation or
person to resume business, to sell or convey its or his property and franchises, or to merge or
consolidate as aforesaid, and shall file said order in his office, and cause a certified copy thereof
to be filed in the office of the prothonotary, who shall thereupon cause the entries upon the
judgment index made pursuant to section twenty-two of this act to be canceled.
        Section 29. Except as herein otherwise provided, the commissioner shall, when he has
taken possession of the business and property of a corporation or person, have all the rights,
powers, and duties of a receiver appointed by any court of equity in this Commonwealth; and he
shall be vested, in his official capacity, with all the property of such corporation or person,
including debts due, liens or securities therefor, and rights of action or redemption.
        He shall be the representative of the creditors of the corporation or person, and entitled,
as such, to have vacated and set aside, for the benefit of the creditors, any judgment, execution,
attachment, sequestration, payment, pledge, assignment, transfer, conveyance, or incumbrance,
which could have been avoided by the creditors or any of them, or by which it is attempted to
give any creditor unlawful preference over another.
        He may, with leave of court obtained on petition after notice to all creditors of whom he
has knowledge, surrender to the corporation or person any assets, including choses in action,
whether the subject of pending proceedings or not, which are burdensome and of no advantage to
creditors.
        Section 30. The court having jurisdiction shall have power to make and enforce any and
all orders necessary and appropriate to enable the Commissioner of Banking to discharge his
duties in connection with the business, property, and affairs of any corporation or person taken
into possession by the commissioner under the provisions of this act.
        Section 31. When the Commissioner of Banking shall have duly taken possession of the
business and property of a corporation or person as provided in section twenty-one of this act, he
shall hold such possession until the affairs of such corporation or person have been liquidated by
him, unless:
        I. He shall have been directed by order of court to surrender such possession pursuant to
the provisions of section twenty-three of this act;
         II. He shall have permitted a resumption of business, or a sale or conveyance of property
and franchises, or a merger or consolidation, pursuant to the provision of section twenty-eight of
this act;
         III. The stockholders of such corporation, after payment of all creditors in full, shall have
elected a trustee or trustees to continue the liquidation of such corporation, or the court shall
have appointed such trustee or trustees, pursuant to the provisions of section fifty of this act, and
such trustee or trustees shall have duly qualified to take possession of the remaining assets of
such corporation; or,
         IV. The depositors and other creditors of such person and the expenses of such
liquidation shall have been paid in full.
         Section 32. (a) When the Commissioner of Banking has taken possession of the business
and property of a corporation or person, he shall, if there be any real property, file in the office of
the recorder of deeds in each county of this State, or with the proper official in any other State or
country, where any of such real property shall be situated, a certified copy of the certificate
required by section twenty-two of this act, which copy shall be recorded in the deed book, and
indexed in the grantor‟s index in the name of such corporation or person and in the grantee‟s
index in the name of the Commissioner of Banking, and shall also be registered with the proper
authorities empowered to keep a register of real estate, if any there be. And when the
commissioner has surrendered possession of the business and property of a corporation
or person, he shall in the same manner file a certified copy of the order provided for by section
twenty-eight of this act, which shall be in like manner recorded, and shall be indexed in the name
of the Commissioner of Banking as grantor and in the name of such corporation or person as
grantee, and shall also be registered as aforesaid.
         (b) The commissioner may sell at public sale any or all of the real and personal property
of such corporation or person without any order of court. He may, with leave of court, sell either
real or personal property at private sale. At least ten days notice of any petition for leave to sell at
private sale shall be given to all stockholders of such corporation, or to such person, and to all
creditors known to the commissioner; and such notice shall also be advertised at least once in a
newspaper in the county where the banking house or other place of business is located, and,
when the land is situated in a different county, at least once in a newspaper published in the latter
county.
         (c) When any real property of such corporation or person is situated in a county other
than that where the banking house or other place of business is located, petition for leave to sell
such property at private sale shall be filed in the court having jurisdiction of the liquidation
proceedings, which court, if satisfied of the propriety of such sale, shall make an order or decree
authorizing the commissioner to sell such real property or so much thereof as the court may
designate. There-upon it shall be the duty of the court of common pleas of the county wherein
the real property so designated is situated, on petition of the commissioner, to make an order for
the sale of said property or so much thereof as the court having jurisdiction of the liquidation
proceedings shall have designated; and the commissioner shall in all cases make a return of the
sale to the court of the county in which the real property is situated. If the same be approved by
said court, it shall be confirmed, and a certified copy of the return and of the decree of
confirmation shall be filed in the court having jurisdiction of the liquidation proceedings.
         (d) Listed securities may be sold on the stock exchange, with leave of court obtained on
petition of the commissioner, at such time or times, and in such manner, as may be determined
by the court. No notice to creditors of such petition shall be necessary unless required by the
court.
        (e) When any real property of such corporation or person is subject to liens which under
the laws of this Commonwealth would be discharged by a judicial sale, the same shall not be
affected by a sale by the commissioner unless such sale be made pursuant to an order of court
directing that liens be discharged thereby and after notice to all creditors having or claiming
liens; and, in such event, the proceeds of the sale shall take the place of the property sold, and be
distributed to the parties entitled thereto.
        If such real property is situated in a county other than that where the banking house or
other place of business is located, a petition for leave to sell discharged of liens shall be filed in
the court having jurisdiction of the liquidation proceedings, which court, if satisfied of the
propriety of such sale, shall make an order or decree authorizing the same; and thereupon it shall
be the duty of the court of common pleas of the county where such property is situated to make
an order for the sale thereof, discharged of liens. Return of such sale shall be made to the latter
court. If the sale be approved by that court, it shall be confirmed, and a certified copy of the
return and of the decree of confirmation shall be filed in the court having jurisdiction of the
liquidation proceedings, which court shall also make distribution of the proceeds of such sale to
the parties entitled thereto.
        Section 33. The commissioner may execute, acknowledge, and deliver any and all deeds,
assignments, bills of sale, releases, extensions, satisfactions, and other instruments necessary and
proper to effectuate any sale, lease, or transfer of real or personal property, or to carry into effect
any power conferred or duty imposed upon him by this act or by order of court. Any instrument
executed pursuant to the authority hereby given shall be as valid and effectual for all purposes as
though the same had been executed by the officers of such corporation by authority of its board
of directors, or by such person individually.
        Section 34. The commissioner may, with leave of court, compound or compromise any
debt or claim due to the corporation or person, and discontinue any action or other proceeding
pending therefor, if done in good faith and after proper inquiry; and, upon payment of the
amount due, may require all mortgages, conditional contracts, pledges, and liens, of or upon any
real or personal property of such corporation or person, to be satisfied, canceled, or assigned to
him, as he may deem best, or he may sell the property subject thereto.
        Section 35. For the purpose of executing any of the powers and performing any of the
duties hereby conferred and imposed upon him, the commissioner may, in the name of the
corporation or person, prosecute and defend any and all actions and proceedings at law, in
equity, or otherwise, pending at the time when the commissioner takes possession of the business
and property of such corporation or person.
        He may, by bill of discovery or other legal or equitable proceeding, obtain information
of, and sue for and recover, any assets, debts, or damages, which such corporation or person
might sue for and recover, or which any of the creditors might make available for the payment of
their claims.
        He may, at any time while he is in possession of the property and business of a
corporation, institute and maintain against the directors, trustees, managers, or officers, any
action or proceeding which is vested in such corporation or in the stockholders or creditors
thereof.
         He shall be liable to suit, in his representative capacity, by any person seeking to recover
specific property, if such property could have been recovered as against the creditors of the
corporation or person levying an execution thereon.
         Section 36. A lien shall not attach to any of the property or assets of the corporation or
person by reason of the entry of any judgment against such corporation or person after the
commissioner has taken possession of its or his property and business and filed a certificate as
required by section twenty-two of this act, and so long as such possession continues.
During such time, no execution or attachment shall issue against such corporation or person, nor
shall any pending execution or attachment be proceeded with, except by special leave of the
court.
         Section 37. Whenever the stockholders of a corporation whereof the commissioner shall
have taken possession are liable in double the amount of the value of the stock held by them, and
the commissioner has determined from his examination of the affairs of the corporation that the
reasonable value of its assets is not sufficient to pay its creditors in full, he may enforce the
individual liability of such stockholders to such extent as may be necessary.
         If he determines to enforce such liability, he shall make demand in writing upon such
stockholders by causing the same to be mailed by registered mail to the respective stockholders
at their last known places of address as the same appear on the stock ledger of the corporation, or
at their last known addresses if no addresses appear in such ledger. Such demand shall state the
total amount assessed by the commissioner against the stockholders, and the pro rata share
assessed against the particular stockholder addressed, and the total sum to be paid by such
stockholder. The demand shall also fix a date, not less than thirty days after the date of such
demand, on which the stockholders shall be required to pay such assessment to the
commissioner.
         If any stockholder shall fail or refuse to pay such assessment within such time, the
commissioner shall have a cause of action either at law or in equity against such stockholder,
either severally or jointly with other stockholders, for the amount of such assessment, together
with interest from the date when the same was due and payable. In any such action, the written
statement of the commissioner, under his hand and seal of office, reciting his determination to
enforce the individual liability, or any part thereof, of such stockholders, and setting forth the
value of the assets of the corporation and its liabilities, as determined by him after examination
and investigation, shall be prima facie evidence of such facts as therein stated.
         Section 38. When the Commissioner of Banking has determined to liquidate the affairs of
any such corporation or person, he shall forthwith cause an inventory and appraisement of the
assets of such corporation or person, under oath or affirmation, to be made in duplicates by two
disinterested appraisers chosen by him, and shall file such inventories and appraisements,
accompanied in each instance by a complete statement, certified by him, of the liabilities of such
corporation or person so far as he has been able to ascertain the same, one in his office and the
other in the office of the prothonotary.
         Section 39. After taking possession as aforesaid, the commissioner may give written
notice to anyone claiming, or appearing on the books of the corporation or person, to be owner of
any personal property left in the possession of such corporation or person bailee or depositary
for hire, or the lessee of any safe, vault, or box, notifying such bailor or lessee to remove all such
personal property within a period of not less than sixty days.
         At the expiration of such period, if such property has not been removed, the
commissioner may proceed as the corporation or person might have proceeded provided in the
contract of bailment or lease, or, at his option, may cause any such safe, vault, or box to be
opened in his presence or the presence of his special deputy, and of a notary public not an officer
or employe of the corporation or person or of the Banking Department, and the contents, if any,
of such safe, vault, or box shall be sealed and marked by such notary with the name and address
of the bailor or lessee in whose name such safe, vault, or box stands upon the books of the
corporation or person, and list of the property therein to be attached thereto. Such package, so
sealed and addressed, shall be removed by the commissioner to his office, and there preserved
until delivered to the owner or otherwise disposed of in accordance with law.
         After the service or mailing of the notice as afore-said, the contract of bailment or
leasing, if any, shall cease and determine upon the date for removal fixed by said notice, and the
amount of unearned rent or charges, if any, paid by the bailor or lessee, shall become a debt of
the corporation or person. All contracts of bailment or lease, such as aforesaid, made after the
date of the approval of this act, shall be subject to the provisions of this section.
         Section 40. (a) Whenever the Commissioner Banking takes possession of the business
and property of a corporation or person in accordance with the provisions of this act, he shall
also take possession of all funds, property, and investments held by such corporation or person in
any fiduciary capacity, but shall keep the same separate and apart from the assets thereof.
         (b) Upon determining to liquidate the affairs of such corporation or person, the
commissioner shall forthwith give written notice to all parties interested in any such funds,
property, or investments held in fiduciary capacity, so far as such notice is practicable, requiring
them within thirty days to apply to the proper court or official for the appointment of substituted
fiduciaries to take the place of such corporation or person. On the failure or neglect of the parties
so notified to make such application within the time designated, or in case the parties in interest
cannot be notified, the commissioner shall himself apply for such appointment of substituted
fiduciaries.
         (c) In any instance where there shall be no dispute as to the amount or identity of such
funds, property, or investments, and all parties in interest are sui juris and so request in writing,
the commissioner may, without the filing of an account, transfer, pay over, and deliver to such
substituted fiduciary all funds, property, and investments of the particular trust, taking from such
parties and such substituted fiduciary a receipt and release in full, which shall discharge the
commissioner and such corporation or person from any further liability in the premises.
         (d) In any instance where there shall be a dispute as to the identity of alleged trust funds,
property, or investments, either because the same have become or are alleged to have become
mingled with other funds, property, or investments, or otherwise, the court having jurisdiction of
the liquidation proceedings shall have exclusive jurisdiction to determine such dispute.
         (e) In all other instances, the commissioner shall, with the least possible delay, prepare
and file in the courts having jurisdiction thereof the accounts of such corporation or person in
such fiduciary capacities, and shall transfer, pay over, and deliver the balances determined upon
such accounts to be due in accordance with the orders and decrees of such courts.
         (f) In any instance where it shall be ascertained by any such court that there is a
deficiency in any such trust funds, property, or investments for which such corporation or person
is liable, or that such corporation or person is liable to surcharge in respect thereof, the amount
thereof shall constitute an unpreferred claim against the general funds in the hands of the
commissioner, and the order or decree of such court shall be conclusive, subject to appeal as to
the amount of such claim. Should the existence or amount of any deficiency or surcharge or the
liability of the corporation or person therefor be undetermined at the time of any distribution of
such general funds, it shall be the duty of the court ordering such distribution to set apart and
withhold from such distribution a sufficient amount to pay the proportionate dividend upon such
undetermined claim until the same shall have been finally adjudicated.
        Section 41. When the commissioner shall have determined to liquidate the affairs of such
corporation or person, he shall forthwith give written or printed notice to all depositors to
produce to him their deposit or pass books for settlement, stating in such notice the amount
which the books of the corporation or person show to be due to each depositor, subject to
outstanding checks, and notifying such depositors that, unless a settlement of the deposit or pass
books shall show different amount to be due, or unless a depositor shall, within four months from
the date of such notice, make proof, in the manner hereinafter set forth, that the amount due to
him differs from the amount as shown by the books of the corporation or person, the amount last
mentioned will be conclusive as to the amount of the claim of such depositor, subject, as
aforesaid, to any outstanding checks.
        The commissioner shall, at the same time, give written or printed notice to all creditors
other than depositors, so far as known to him, to make proof of their claims in the manner
hereinafter set forth, within four months from the date of such notice, or be debarred from
coming in upon the fund.
        He shall also advertise such notices to depositors and other creditors in a newspaper, once
a week for four successive weeks.
        Section 42. No claim other than the claim of a depositor shall be allowed unless the
claimant, or someone for him if he cannot do so, shall furnish to the Commissioner of Banking a
statement of his claim, together with a copy of any book entries pertaining thereto, or any note or
other writing evidencing the same, verified by an affidavit in substantially the following form:
        “I, [name of claimant], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that the above is a true statement of
my claim against [name of corporation or person]; that there are no credits or allowances against
the same except as therein set forth; that I have not directly or indirectly made or entered into any
bargain, arrangement, or agreement, express or implied, to take or receive, directly or indirectly,
any money, property, or consideration whatever, to or for myself, or to or for any other person,
firm, or corporation whatever, other than my dividend as a creditor; and that there is no collateral
security for said indebtedness, or any part thereof, held by me or by anyone else, other than as
above set forth.”
        In case the claimant shall be a partnership or corporation, such affidavit shall be made by
a member of the partnership or by the treasurer or assistant treasurer of the corporation claimant,
and the form thereof shall be modified accordingly.
        The provisions of this section shall not apply to the claims of cestuis que trust or others to
or against trust funds or property in the custody, possession, or control of a corporation or
person, possession of whose business and property is taken by the Commissioner of Banking
under the provisions of this act.
        Section 43. When proofs of claims by depositors are necessary under the provisions of
section forty-one of this act, the same shall be in such form as the commissioner shall prescribe,
and shall, on request of any such depositor, be prepared by the special deputy in charge of the
affairs of the corporation or person in question, and the affidavits thereto shall be taken by him
without charge.
        Section 44. If such claim and affidavit, when required, are in proper form, and if the
amount claimed by a depositor or other creditor agrees with the amount shown by the books of
the corporation or person, or if, upon consultation with the claimant and such corporation or
person, the amount is ascertained to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Banking, the claim
shall be allowed if presented within the time limited by the notice as aforesaid, unless objected to
in the manner hereinafter provided.
         Section 45. At the expiration of the time fixed by the notice and advertisement for the
presentation of claims prescribed in section forty-one of this act, the commissioner may file a
partial or final account, consisting of a statement of receipts and expenditures, together with a list
of the claims which have been allowed, and, separately, a list of the claims which have been
objected to or are disputed, showing, as to all claimants, the names, addresses, and amounts.
If no account is filed within a year from the time when the commissioner takes possession, any
party interested may petition the court for an order on the commissioner requiring the filing of an
account.
         Any account filed by the commissioner shall be duly verified by him under oath or
affirmation. Upon the filing thereof, he shall give written or printed notice, to all the depositors
and other creditors known to him, of such filing, and that, unless objections shall be filed within
thirty days from the date thereof, the same will be confirmed absolutely. He shall also, at the
same time, advertise such notice in one newspaper and the legal journal, if any, designated by the
court for the publication of legal notices, once a week for four successive weeks.
During such period of thirty days, any depositor, other creditor, stockholder, or anyone having
any interest, may file in the court objections in writing to said account or to the allowance of any
of said claims, a copy of which objections shall forthwith be served upon the claimant whose
claim is objected to, or his counsel, and upon the Commissioner of Banking, or his counsel, or
the special deputy appointed by him in such proceeding.
         Section 46. If, at the expiration of said period of thirty days from the filing of the account,
no objections shall have been filed thereto, the same shall be confirmed absolutely, and the
commissioner shall prepare and file a schedule of distribution in accordance with the priorities
fixed by law. Said schedule shall be subject to the approval of the court, and in accordance
therewith, when so approved, a partial or final dividend, as the case may be, shall be declared
and paid by the commissioner. In case there shall be any disputed claim or any claim to which
objections shall have been duly filed, the dividend shall be calculated as if all claims were valid
and approved, and, after deducting and setting apart such portion of the dividend as represents
claims which are disputed or objected to, the balance shall be distributed among the other claims.
If all or any of the claims disputed or objected to shall thereafter be determined to be valid, they
shall then receive their portions of such dividend. If all or any of such claims shall be determined
to be invalid, the portions of such dividend set apart to them shall be distributed to the valid
claims.
         Section 47. The confirmation of a partial account and distribution thereunder as aforesaid
shall be con-elusive only as to the fund distributed, and shall not prevent the proof and
allowance, out of the fund involved in any subsequent account, of claims not presented in time
for allowance out of such previous fund.
         Section 48. If there shall be claims disputed or objected to, or if there shall be objections
to the account, the court shall itself, without delay, hear and decide the matters in controversy.
The court shall fix a time and place for the hearing, of which three weeks written notice shall be
given to the Commissioner of Banking, and to the corporation or person, and to all depositors
and other creditors whose claims shall have been filed as aforesaid. Said notice shall also set
forth that all parties whose claims are disputed or objected to must appear at said time and place
and prove their claims or be debarred from coning in upon the fund for distribution.
         Section 49. All assessments, charges, and penalties due to the Banking Department by
such corporation or person, all expenses of the taking and maintaining possession of the business
and property or the continuing of the business by the Commissioner of Banking, and all expenses
of liquidation under the provisions of this act, shall first be payable out of the funds of such
corporation or person, including the compensation of special deputies, assistants, and others
employed by the commissioner to assist him in such proceedings, the allowance of all such
expenses to be subject to the approval of the court.
         Section 50. If, after the filing and confirmation of the final account of the commissioner,
and the payment of all creditors in full, and the return to stockholders, who have paid to the
commissioner the amounts de manded pursuant to section thirty-seven of this act, of their pro
rata shares of any such amounts not necessary to pay creditors in full, there shall remain a
balance in the hands of the commissioner, he shall call a meeting of stockholders by serving
written or printed notice upon them at least thirty days before the day fixed for the meeting.
         At such meeting, the stockholders shall elect by ballot a trustee or trustees for the purpose
of completing the liquidation. A majority of the stock present in person or by proxy shall be
necessary to elect. Should the stockholders fail or refuse to elect, the commissioner or any
stockholder may petition the court for the appointment of such a trustee or trustees, who, when
appointed, shall give bond to the Commonwealth, in such amount, with such surety, and on such
conditions, as the court may direct.
         When such trustee or trustees have been duly elected or appointed as aforesaid, the
commissioner shall then transfer, convey, and deliver to such trustee or trustees all the assets of
the corporation then remaining in his hands. He shall thereupon be discharged from all further
liability to such corporation and its creditors, and shall file a certified copy of the proceedings of
said stockholders‟ meeting in his office, and cause a certifled copy thereof to be filed in the
office of the prothonolary.
         No powers subject to the supervision of the Banking Department shall thereafter be
exercised by such corporation, except by permission of the commissioner, and after compliance
by such corporation with all the requirements of law as to a new corporation desiring to exercise
such powers.
         Section 51. If any section, clause, sentence, or paragraph, or other part of this act, shall
for any reason be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment
shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder of the act, but shall be confined in its
operation to the part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall be
rendered.
         Section 52. This act shall take effect as of May first, nineteen
         Section 53. The following acts and parts of acts of Assembly are hereby repealed: An act
entitled “An act to create a Banking Department,” approved June eighth, one thousand eight
hundred and ninety-one (Pamphlet Laws, two hundred and seventeen).
         An act entitled “An act creating a Banking Department, defining its purposes and
authority, designating what corporations shall be subject to supervision and examination by the
commissioner of said department; creating the office of Commissioner of Banking, defining his
powers and authority, prescribing his duties and fixing his salary; providing for the appointment
a deputy commissioner, defining his duties and fixing his salary; authorizing the appointment of
clerks, assistants, examiners and other employes of said department; providing for the
registration of foreign corporations receiving deposits or transacting any banking business within
this Commonwealth, and providing for their supervision and examination; imposing the payment
of certain annual taxes or sums of money upon all corporations (except building and loan
associations doing business exclusively within this State), subject to supervision and
examination, for the payment of the expenses therefor and providing for the collection thereof;
empowering the administration oaths in connection with the business of the department and
providing for the punishment of any false swearing; providing for the making of reports by
corporations subject to supervision and examination and the publication thereof, and providing
proceedings against such corporations for failure to make reports; providing for proceedings
against such corporations when the capital has been reduced by impairment, . otherwise, or when
such corporations are doing business contrary to law, or in an unsafe or unauthorized manner or
when any such corporation is insolvent; providing for proceedings against corporations subject to
supervision and examination, but without capital stock, when the same are doing business
contrary law, or in an unsafe or unauthorized manner; providing for the appointment of receivers,
both temporary and permanent, when necessary, for corporations subject to supervision and
examination, and providing for the punishment of certain breaches of duty by the commissioner,
deputy commissioner, or any employe said department; and also repealing an act, entitled An act
creating a Banking Department,‟ approved June eighth, one thousand eight hundred and ninety
one, and also repealing all other laws inconsistent with this act,” approved February eleventh,
one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five (Pamphlet Laws, four).
        An act entitled “An act to amend section five of act creating a Banking Department,
defining its purposes and authority, designating what corporations shall be subject to supervision
and examination by the commissioner of said department; creating the office of Commissioner of
Banking, defining his powers and authority, prescribing his duties and fixing his salary;
providing for the appointment of a deputy commissioner, defining his duties and fixing his
salary; authorizing the appointment of clerks, assistants, examiners, and other employes of said
department; providing for the registration of foreign corporations receiving deposits or
transacting any banking business within this Commonwealth, and providing for their supervision
and examination; imposing the payment of certain annual taxes or ums of money upon all
corporations (except building and loan associations doing business exclusively within this State),
subject to supervision and examination, for the payment of the expenses therefor and providing
for the collection thereof; empowering the administration of oaths in connection with the
business of the department and providing for the punishment of any false swearing; providing for
the making of reports by corporations subject to supervision and examination and the publication
thereof, and providing proceedings against such corporations for failure to make reports;
providing for proceedings against such corporations when the capital has been reduced by
impairment, or otherwise, or when such corporations are doing business contrary to law, or in an
unsafe or unauthorized manner, or when any such corporation is insolvent; providing for
proceedings against corporations subject to supervision and examination, but without capital
stock, when the same are doing business contrary to law, or in an unsafe or unauthorized manner;
providing for the appointment of receivers, both temporary and permanent, when necessary, for
corporations subject to supervision and examination, and providing for the punishment of certain
breaches of duty by the commissioner, deputy commissioner, or any employe of said department;
and also repealing an act, entitled „An act creating a Banking Department,‟ approved June
eighth, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one, and also repealing all other laws inconsistent
with this act, approved February eleventh, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-
five, by providing that building and loan associations doing business exclusively within this State
shall make but one report annually, which report need not be published,” approved June twenty-
four, one thousand eight hundred and ninety five (Pamphlet Laws, two hundred and thirty-three).
An act entitled “An act to amend the fourth section of an act, entitled „An act creating a Banking
Department, defining its purposes and authority, designating what corporations shall be subject
to supervision and examination by the commissioner of said department; creating the office of
Commissioner of Banking, defining his powers and authority, prescribing his duties and fixing
his salary; providing for the appointment of a deputy commissioner, defining his duties and
fixing his salary; authorizing the appointment of clerks, assistants, examiners, and other
employes of said department; providing for the registration of foreign corporations receiving
deposits or transacting any banking business within this Commonwealth, and providing for their
supervision and examination; imposing the payment of certain annual taxes or sums of money
upon all corporations (except building and loan associations doing business exclusively within
this State), subject to supervision and examination, for the payment of the expenses therefor and
providing for the collection thereof; empowering the administration of oaths in connection with
the business of the department and providing for the punishment of any false swearing; providing
for the making of reports by corporations subject to supervision and examination and the
publication thereof, and providing for proceedings against such corporations for failure to make
reports; providing for proceedings against such corporations when the capital has been reduced
by impairment, or otherwise, or when such corporations are doing business contrary to law, or in
an unsafe or unauthorized manner, or when any such corporation is insolvent: providing for
proceedings against corporations subject to supervision and examination, but without capital
stock, when the same are doing business contrary to law, or in an unsafe or unauthorized manner;
providing for the appointment of receivers, both temporary and permanent, when necessary, for
corporations subject to supervision and examination, and providing for the punishment of certain
breaches of duty by the commissioner, deputy commissioner, or any employe of said department;
and also repealing an act, entitled “An act creating a Banking Department,” approved June
eighth, one thousand eight hundred and ninetyone, and also repealing all other laws inconsistent
with this act,‟“ approved May twenty-nine, one thousand nine hundred and one (Pamphlet Laws,
three hundred and forty-five).
        An act entitled “An act to authorize the employment, upon a permanent pay-roll, of
certain employes in the various departments of the State Government,” approved April eighth,
one thousand nine hundred and three (Pamphlet Laws, one hundred and fifty-nine), so far as the
same relates to the Banking Department.
        An act entitled “An act authorizing the Commissioner of Banking to appoint five
additional examiners, and providing for their compensation and expenses,” approved March
seventh, one thousandine hundred and five (Pamphlet Laws, thirty-three).
        An act entitled “An act fixing the salary of the Deputy Commissioner of Banking,”
approved March thirty-first, one thousand nine hundred and five (Pamphlet Laws, eighty-
eight).An act entitled “An act authorizing the Attorney General, whenever it shall become his
duty to proceed against any corporation under the supervision Commissioner of Banking, to do
so either in the court of common pleas of Dauphin County or in the court of common pleas of the
county where such corporation may be located,” approved April twenty-second, one thousand
nine hundred and five (Pamphlet Laws, two hundred and eighty-three).
        An act entitled “An act authorizing the Commissioner of Banking to appoint additional
bank examiners, two stenographers, and one messenger, and fixing the compensation of the
same,” approved June first, one thousand nine hundred and seven (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred
and eighty-five).
        An act entitled “An act to provide that corporations of this Commonwealth, having the
right to receive de posits of money and to do a banking business, which have not commenced
business within two years from the date of their letters patent, or which have failed to exercise
their corporate privileges for two years after having been liquidated, shall be proceeded against
by quo warranto, by the Attorney General at the instance of the Banking Commissioner, to have
their charter rights declared null and void,” approved April twenty-third, one thousand nine
hundred and nine (Pamphlet Laws, one hundred and forty-three).
        An act entitled “An act to provide that when a receiver of a corporation is appointed in
any court, on motion of the Attorney General, at the instance of either the Commissioner of
Banking or the Insurance Commissioner, such receiver shall supersede any receiver previously
appointed by decree of any court, and shall supersede any assignee or trustee previously
appointed by such corporation; and requiring such superseded receiver, assignee, or trustee to
pay over and deliver to the receiver appointed on motion of the Attorney General the money,
assets, and property of such corporation in his or their possession, and to file his or their account
in the proper court; and providing for the appointment of auditors of the accounts of receivers
appointed on the motion of the Attorney General, and defining their duties,” approved April
twenty third, one thousand nine hundred and nine (Pamphlet Laws, one hundred and sixty-
seven), so far as the same relates to receivers appointed at the instance of the Commissioner of
Banking.
        An act entitled “An act fixing the salary of the messenger in the Banking Department,”
approved May thirteenth, one thousand nine hundred and nine (Pamphlet Laws, five hundred and
thirty-six).
        An act entitled “An act to authorize the appointment of a chief clerk in the Banking
Department, and fixing his compensation,” approved May thirteenth, thousand nine hundred and
nine (Pamphlet Laws, five hundred and thirty-seven).
An -act entitled “An act authorizing the Commissioner of Banking to appoint one additional
clerk and one additional stenographer, and fixing the compensation of each,” approved May
twenty-third, one thousand nine hundred and thirteen (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred and thirty-
four).
        An act entitled “An act to provide for the discharge of the duties of any department of the
State Government, when, by absence or incapacity, the head of such department is unable to
discharge such duties, or during a vacancy in the office of the head of any such department,”
approved March twenty-two, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen (Pamphlet Laws,
eleven), so far as the same relates to the Banking Department.
        An act entitled “An act fixing the compensation of employes in the Department of
Banking, and providing for the appointment of an additional clerk,” approved April twenty-sixth,
one thousand nine hundred and seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, one hundred and one).
        An act entitled “An act relating to the salaries and expenses of the examiners in the
Department of Banking,” approved May twenty-ninth, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen
(Pamphlet Laws, three hundred and eleven).
        All other acts of Assembly, or parts thereof, that are in any way in conflict or inconsistent
with this act, or any part thereof, are hereby repealed.
        APPROVED-The 21st day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                 WM. C. SPROUL.
The Banking Department Act of 1919.
Definitions.
“Person.”
,Court.
“Prothonotary.”
Advertisements.
Notices.
Fees,
Banking Department.
Scope of supervision.
Powers and duties.
Corporations.
National banking associations.
Individuals, partnerships, and associations.
Foreign corporations.
Commissioner.
Appointment
Term.
Oath.
Bond.
salary.
Deputies and salaries.
Duties.
Oath.
Bond.
Deputy acting in place of commissioner.
Clerks, examiners, and other employes,
Cost of bonds.
Prohibitions.
Transfer of powers, etc., to commissioner.
Books, etc., to remain in custody of commissioner.
Rooms at capital.
Furniture.
Expenses.
Appropriation of revenues.
Separate fund in state Treasury
Warrants.
Assessment of expenses upon corporations and individuals.
Building and loan associations.
Expenses of special examinations or investigations.
Failure to pay expenses
Seal.
Copies of documents.
Certification.
Evidence.
Fees
Evidence.
Disclosure of information for bidden.
Penalty.
Proviso.
Discussion with advisory committee
Proviso.
Federal Reserve Board or Bank.
Department‟s power to examine and inspect.
Examinations.
Regular.
Special.
Examiners.
Report of examiners.
Examinations under oath.
Perjury.
Failure to answer.
Reports to commissioner.
verification,
Attestation.
Contents.
Abstract summaries.
Publication.
Building and loan association.
Special reports.
Failure to make or publish reports.
Penalty.
commissioner‟s remake port to Governor.
Failure to pay in capital or exercise powers.
Quo warrant.
Forfeiture of charter.
violations of charter.
Order directing discontinuance.
Judicial proceeding.
Jurisdiction.
Orders by Commissioner.
Violations of law.
Improper conduct of business.
Impairment of capital.
power of commissioner to take possession.
Violations of law
Improper conduct of business.
Proviso.
Impairment of capital.
Suspension of payments.
Refusal to obey orders.
Refusal to submit records etc.
Refusal to be examined.
Refusal to pay assessments.
Certificate of taking possession.
Receiver superseded, etc.
Duties of superseded receiver, etc.
injunction to restrain commissioner.
Service of Process.
Hearing.
special agents. etc.,to assist in liquidation, etc.
Notice to parties holding assets.
Inventory of assets.
Verification.
Filing.
Suspension or continuance of business.
Determination whether to liquidate.
Surrender of possession by commissioner.
Purposes thereof.
Decrease of capital stock.
Orders.
Filing.
Status of commissioner as receiver,
Representative creditors.
Surrender of burdensome assets.
Power of court to make and enforce orders.
Continuance of possession.
Exceptions.
Record title.
Recording certificate of possession.
Recording certificate possession surrender.
Sales of real and personal property.
Leave of court.
Notice.
Advertisement.
Sales of real estate outside of county.
Leave of court.
Decree.
Order of court of county where real estate is sitnated.
Return.
Confirmation
Sale of listed securities.
Effect of sale upon liens.
Real estate in another county.
Execution of deeds and documents.
Compromises.
Pending actions
Proceedings to discover and recover assets, etc.
Actions vested in corporations.
Liability to those seeking specine property.
Judgments not to be liens.
stay of execution.
Enforcement of individual liabilities of stockholders.
Demand in writing.
Contents.
Judicial proceedings.
Statements of assets and liabilities,
Appraisers.
Notice to bailors ,lessees of sales, etc.
Removal of property.
Opening safes, etc.
sealing and marking of contents.
Preservation of contents.
Termination of bailment contract.
Unearned rent and charges.
Trust fund.
Taking possession by commissioner.
Substituted fiduciaries.
Settlement without accounting.
Jurisdiction of disputes as to Identity of trust funds.
Accounting.
Deficiencies and surcharges.
Notice to depositors and creditors.
Contents.
Advertisement.
Proof of claims of creditors.
Affidavit of partnership or corporation.
Claims against trust funds.
Proof of claims of depositors.
Allowance of claims.
Filing partial or final account.
content.
Verification.
Notice
Confirmation.
Advertisement.
Objections
Distribution.
Schedule.
Dividend.
Disputed claims.
conclusiveness of confirmation and distribution.
Hearing and decision of matters in controversy.
Expenses to be paid out of fund.
Distribution of balance.
Liquidating trustee.
Election by stockholders.
Appointment by court
Transfer of assets.
Discharge of commissioner,
Severability of act
When effective.
Acts repealed.
Act of June 8, 1891 (P. L. 217).
Act of February 11, 1895 (P. L 4).
Act of June 24, 1895 (P. L.”233).
Act of May 29, 1901 (P. L. 845).
Act of April 8, 1903 (P. L. 159).
Act of March 7, 1905 (P. L. 33).
Act of March 81, 1905 (P. L. 88).
Act of April 22, 1905 (P. L. 283).
Act of June 1. 1907 (P. L. 885).
Act of April 23 1909 (P. L. 14).
Act of April 28, 1909 (P. L. 167).
Act of May .13, 1909 (P. L. 536)
Act of May 13 1909 (P. L. 537)
Act of May 23, 1913 (P. L. 334).
Act of March 22 1917 (P. L. 11).
Act of April 26, 1917 (P.L. 101)
Act of May 29, 1917 (P. L. 311).
Repeal.
                                             No. 131.
                                             AN ACT
        Requiring the county commissioners of the several counties and all collectors and
assessors of taxes for local purposes in this Commonwealth, to furnish to the Secretary of
Internal Affairs, or his representatives, any and all other statistics and information relating to the
collection and assessing of said taxes, in addition to those required to be furnished under existing
laws, as may be demanded by him.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in addition to the statistics and information required
by existing laws to be furnished to the Secretary of Internal Affairs by county commissioners,
relating to the collection and assessment of taxes for local purposes, the county commissioners of
the several counties and all collectors and assessors of taxes for local purposes shall hereafter
furnish to the said Secretary of Internal Affairs, or his representatives, any and all other statistics
and information relating to the collection and assessing of said taxes as may be demanded by
him; the same to be furnished by such means and in such forms as he may prescribe.
        APPROVED-The 23d day of May, A. D. 1919.
WM, C. SPROUL.
county commissioner and Tax Collectors.
Information to be furnished to Secretary of Internal Affairs.


                                             No. 132.
                                             AN ACT
        Validating the holding, ownership, and exercise of material, rolling stock, property, and
franchises, sold and conveyed under and by virtue of any process or decree of any court or under
or by virtue of a power of sale contained in any mortgage or deed of trust, as the property of any
gas, water, coal, iron, steel, lumber, oil or mining or manufacturing, transportation or telegraph
company, or any railroad, canal, turnpike, bridge, or plank road or any corporation,
notwithstanding the failure of the owner or owners thereof to reorganize said company or
corporation in accordance with the act of Assembly, entitled “An act concerning the sale of
railroads, canals, turnpikes, bridges, and plank roads,” approved the eighth day of April, Anno
Domini one thousand eight hundred sixty-one, and the supplements and amendments thereto.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever any person or persons are, or shall be at the
date of the passage of this act, the owner or owners, in good faith, for valuable consideration, of
material, rolling stock, or property, whether located wholly or partly within this State, and
franchises, or all or any part of such material, rolling stock, property, and franchises, which were
formerly owned and exercised by any gas, water, coal, iron, steel, lumber, oil or mining or
manufacturing, transportation, or telegraph company, or any railroad, canal, turnpike, bridge, or
plank road, or any corporation, created by or under any law of this State or of this and any other
        State or States, and which shall have been sold and conveyed under and by virtue of any
process or decree of any court of this State or of the United States, or under or „by virtue of a
power of sale contained in any mortgage or deed of trust without any process or decree of a court
in the premises, whether such person or persons shall hold such material, rolling stock, property,
and franchises by direct sale and conveyance as aforesaid, or under, through and by a
predecessor in title who held under such sale and conveyance, and whenever such person or
persons is, or shall be at the date of the passage of this act, in good faith holding and exercising
such material, rolling stock, property, and franchises, as aforesaid, the holding, ownership and
exercise thereof by such person or persons shall not be deemed, held, or adjudged invalid,
defective, or insufficient in law, by reason the failure of such person or persons or their
predecessor or predecessors in title to comply with the provisions of the act of Assembly, entitled
“An act concerning the sale of railroads, canals, turnpikes, bridges, and plank roads,” approved
the eighth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred sixty-one, and the
supplements and amendments thereto, with respect to the reorganization of the corporation
whose material, rolling stock, property, and franchises have been sold as aforesaid, but the
holding, ownership, and exercise thereof, by such person persons, shall be as good, valid, and
effectual, in law and in fact, as if such person or persons or their predecessors in title had
complied with the provisions of said act; and such person or persons shall be, and they are
hereby constituted, a body politic and corporate, and shall be vested with all the right, title,
interest, property, possession, claims, and demand, law and equity, of, in, and to such material,
rolling stock, property, or franchises: Provided, Such person or persons shall, not later than the
first day October, one thousand nine hundred nineteen, proceed to a full compliance with the
requirements the said act of Assembly for the reorganization and perpetuation of such
corporation or body politic.
APPROVED-The 23d day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                 WM. C. SPROUL.
Corporations.
Holding materials, rolling stock and property.
Formerly owned by certain corporations
Purchased at judicial or foreclosure sale

And exercised and held by purchasers.
Who have not reorganized
In accordance with act of April 8,with.
Validation.
Proviso.


                                            No. 133.
                                            AN ACT
       To amend, revise, and consolidate the law relating to the State Library and Museum,
including the law relating to the Free Library Commission and the Division of Public Records;
abolishing the Board of Trustees of the State Library, the Advisory Commission of Public
Records, and the Free Library Commission; and repealing existing laws in relation thereto.

            STATE LIBRARIAN AND DIRECTOR OF THE MUSEUM.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the State Library and Museum as now constituted and
established shall hereafter be under the exclusive control, supervision, direction, and
management of a State Librarian and Director of the Museum, who shall be appointed by the
Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, for a term of four years. The State
Librarian in office at the date of approval of this act shall, until an appointment is made by the
Governor, hold the office of State Librarian and Director of the Museum as established by this
act.
        Section 2. The State Librarian and Director of the Museum may be removed by the
Governor for cause, and any vacancy that may happen in said office shall be filled by
appointment by the Governor for the unexpired term. In case of the removal of the State
Librarian and Director of the Museum, the Governor shall communicate his reasons therefor to
the Senate.
        Section 3. The State Librarian and Director of the Museum shall be a person of known
literary and bibliographic attainments, and shall receive a salary of six thousand dollars per
annum. He shall give bond to the Commonwealth, with sureties to be approved by the Governor,
in the sum of five thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of his
office.
        Section 4. The State Librarian and Director of the Museum shall, with the approval of the
Governor, appoint a Deputy State Librarian and Director of the Museum at an annual salary of
four thousand dollars. The deputy shall give bond to the Commonwealth, in the sum of two
thousand dollars, to be approved by the Governor, conditioned for the faithful performance of his
office, and shall take and subscribe the oath prescribed by the Constitution. He shall have and
possess all the powers, and shall perform all the duties, of the State Librarian and Director of the
Museum, during his absence or inability to act, and shall perform such other duties as the State
Librarian and Director of the Museum shall direct.
        Section 5. The State Librarian and Director of the Museum shall appoint a secretary at an
annual salary of fifteen hundred dollars; a messenger and shipping clerk at an annual salary of
fourteen hundred dollars; and a watchman and extra messenger at an annual salary of twelve
hundred dollars.
        Section 6. The State Librarian and Director of the Museum shall adopt such rules and
regulations as may be deemed necessary for the government and regulation of the State Library
and Museum and for the several divisions thereof.
        Section 7. The State Librarian and Director of the Museum shall receive and disburse all
moneys that are or may hereafter be appropriated for the State Library and Museum or for any
division thereof, and shall keep regular and accurate accounts thereof, which shall at all times be
open to the inspection of the fiscal officers of the Commonwealth. All such accounts shall be
settled annually by the accounting officers of the Commonwealth in the same manner that
accounts of other public officers are settled.
        He shall maintain a system of exchanges, foreign and domestic, of all publications which
may be subject to his disposal for such purposes. He shall, annually in the month of December,
make a report to the Governor, submitting such information as it may be proper to present,
together with a report of the number of volumes in the library and the number of publications
and volumes received through exchange, by donation, purchase, or otherwise. He shall append to
his report a statement of his accounts.
        Section 8. The State Librarian and Director of the Museum may bring suit in the name of
the Commonwealth against any person unlawfully in possession of any property belonging to the
State Library and Museum, or against any person who shall have received or who retains any
publication or property therefrom contrary to the rules and regulations thereof, and the recovery
shall be for double the value of such property or publication.
        Section 9. The State Librarian and Director of the Museum shall be the editor of the
Pennsylvania Archives, but shall receive no additional compensation for such services.
        Section 10. The State Library and Museum building shall hereafter be under the charge
and control of the Board of Commissioners of Public Grounds and Buildings in the same manner
as the State Capitol building. The Board of Trustees) of the State Library is hereby abolished.

             DIVISIONS OF THE STATE LIBRARY AND MUSEUM.
        Section 11. The State Library and Museum shall be divided into the following divisions;
all of which shall be under the supervision, management, and control of the State Librarian and
Director of the Museum:
(a) General Library Division.
(b) Law Library Division.
(c) Public Records Division.
(d) Library Extension Division.
(e) Museum Division.

                            GENERAL LIBRARY DIVISION.
        Section 12. The General Library Division, under the supervision of the State Librarian
and Director Of the Museum, shall be in the immediate charge of an assistant librarian, to be
appointed by the State Librarian, with the approval of the Governor. The assistant librarian shall
receive an annual salary of three thousand dollars. He shall give bond to the Commonwealth, in
the sum of two thousand dollars, to be approved by the Governor, conditioned for the faithful
performance of the duties of his office, and shall take and subscribe the oath prescribed by the
Constitution. The assistant librarian shall perform such duties as the State Librarian and Director
of the Museum shall direct. The State Librarian and Director of the Museum shall appoint, in the
General Library Division, a research librarian at an annual salary of one thousand eight hundred
dollars. He shall also appoint such clerks, employes, stenographers, cataloguers, and assistants as
may be necessary, and shall fix their compensation.
        Section 13. The General Library Division shall have charge of the library as now
constituted and established, excluding the law library and legislative and government documents,
which shall be in the charge of the Law Library Division.
        Section 14. The General Library Division shall be open to the public on every secular
day, except Saturdays and public holidays, between the hours of nine ante meridian and ten post
meridian, and during all of such hours there shall be at least two employes in attendance. On
Saturday the library shall close at twelve o‟clock noon.
        Section 15. The Governor, the members of the General Assembly, the Justices of the
„Supreme and Superior Courts, the heads of the departments, and officers of the Commonwealth
at the seat of government, and such other persons as may be designated by the rules and
regulations adopted by the State Librarian and Director of the Museum, shall be en titled, under
such regulations as he shall prescribe, to take books from the General Library Division.
        Section 16. Of all documents or books printed at the expense of the Commonwealth, two
hundred copies shall be allotted and delivered to the State Librarian and Director of the Museum
for the purpose of exchange with the States and Territories of the United States, and such foreign
countries with which an international exchange can be secured, as well as for distribution to such
other libraries as under the system may be of reciprocal advantage; and the Superintendent of
Public Printing and Binding, in ordering the printing of any such documents or books, shall add
to the same, if necessary, the number to be furnished the State Librarian and Director of the
Museum.
                                LAW LIBRARY DIVISION.
        Section 17. The Law Library Division, under the supervision of the State Librarian and
Director of the Museum, shall be in the immediate charge of an assistant librarian, who shall be
appointed by the State Librarian and Director of the Museum, with the approval of the Governor.
The assistant librarian shall receive a salary of two thousand four hundred dollars per annum. He
shall give bonds, with sureties to be approved by the Governor, in the sum of two thousand
dollars, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties, and shall take and subscribe the
oath of office prescribed by the Constitution.
The „State Librarian and Director of the Museum shall appoint, in the Law Library Division,
such assist- ants, clerks, stenographers, and cataloguers as shall be necessary, and shall fix their
salaries.
        Section 18. The Law Library Division shall have charge of the law library as now
constituted and established in the State Library building, including the legislative and
government documents.
        Section 19. The Law Library Division shall be open to the public on every secular day,
except public holidays and Saturdays, between the hours of nine ante meridian and ten post
meridian, and during all such hours there shall be at least one employe in attendance.
On Saturday the law library shall close at twelve o‟clock noon.
        Section 20. The Law Library Division shall receive sixty copies each of the Supreme and
Superior Court Reports. The Governor, the members of the General Assembly, the Justices of the
Supreme and Superior Courts, the heads of departments, and officers of the Commonwealth at
the seat of government, and such other persons as may be designated by the rules adopted by the
State Librarian and Director of the Museum, shall be entitled, under such regulations as he shall
prescribe, to take books from the Law Library Division.

                             PUBLIC RECORDS DIVISION.
        Section 21. The Public Records Division, under the supervision of the State Librarian and
Director of the Museum, shall be under the immediate charge of a custodian, who shall be
appointed by the State Librarian and Director of the Museum, with the approval of the Governor.
The Custodian of the Public Records Division shall receive a salary of two thousand four
hundred dollars per annum. He shall give bond, in the sum of two thousand dollars, to be
approved by the Governor, for the faithful performance of his duties, and shall take and
subscribe the oath pre. scribed by the Constitution.
        The Custodian of the Public Records Division shall perform such duties as the State
Librarian and Director of the Museum shall direct. The State Librarian and Director of the
Museum shall appoint, in the Public Records Division, such clerks, assistants, stenographers, and
employes as shall be necessary, and shall fix their salaries.
        Section 22. The Public Records Division shall have charge and control of the books,
papers, documents, et cetera, of the Division of Public Records of the State Library as now
constituted and established. The Advisory Commission of Public Records is hereby abolished.
        Section 23. The Public Records Division shall be devoted to the preservation of all public
records throughout the Commonwealth, and shall give special attention to the preservation of all
records of the State Government not in current use and, consequently, primarily of historical
value.
        Section 24. The Custodian of the Public Records Division, under the direction of the
State Librarian and Director of the Museum, shall collect, classify, preserve, and make
acceptable for reference, all records which may come into the possession of the division, with
such exceptions as may be indicated by the State Librarian and Director of the Museum. He shall
report to the State Librarian and Director of the Museum biennially on the condition of the State
records, with such other recommendations as shall be desirable for the preservation of all public
records throughout Pennsylvania. He shall examine into the condition of the records, books,
pamphlets, documents, manuscripts, archives, maps, and papers, filed, or recorded in the several
offices of the counties, cities, and boroughs of the State. He shall recommend such action to be
taken by the persons having the care and custody of public records as may be necessary to secure
their safety and preservation, and he shall cause all laws relating to public records to be enforced.
He shall submit an annual report to the State Librarian and Director of the Museum, in which he
shall present a detailed report upon the number, kind, and condition of the various records in the
custody and under the control of the several counties, cities, and boroughs of the State. This
report shall be included by the State Librarian and Director of the Museum in his annual report.
        Section 25. The heads of the various departments of the State Government shall deposit
all papers relating to their departments with the Public Records Division, beginning with the
earliest records, which are not needed by the departments for business purposes. The various
county and municipal officials of this Commonwealth may turn over to said division, with the
approval of the said division, such of their records as they shall not wish to retain. Upon receipt
of them, the said division may repair such records as shall need repairing and which in the
judgment of the said division are worthy of it.
        Section 26. The custodian of public records in the State Library is hereby authorized to
make the following charges for certificates and copies furnished to persons other than members
of the General Assembly and officials of the State Government: For each certificate of a record,
the sum of one dollar.
        For each typewritten copy of a record, the sum of twenty-five cents for each two hundred
and fifty words, or part thereof.
        All moneys received by the custodian under the provisions of this act shall be by him
paid into the State Treasury.

                           LIBRARY EXTENSION DIVISION.
        Section 27. The Library Extension Division, subject to the supervision of the State
Librarian and Director of the Museum, shall be under the immediate charge of a chief of the
division, who shall receive a salary of two thousand four hundred dollars per annum. The Chief
of the Library Extension Division shall be appointed by the State Librarian and Director of the
Museum, with the approval of the Governor. He shall give -bond, in the sum of two thousand
dollars, approved by the Governor, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of his
office, and shall take and subscribe the oath prescribed by the Constitution.
        The Chief of the Library Extension Division shall perform such duties as the State
Librarian and Director of the Museum shall direct. The State Librarian and Director of the
Museum shall appoint such clerks, assistants, stenographers, and employes in the Library
Extension Division as shall be necessary, and shall fix their salaries.
        Section 28. The Library Extension Division shall take over the work of the Free Library
Commission as provided for in the act of May fifth, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine,
entitled “An act to provide for the appointment of a Free Library Commission, and to define its
powers and duties,” and shall have charge of all books, papers, documents, and records now in
the possession and under the control of the Free Library Commission. The Free Library
Commission is hereby abolished.
        Section 29. The Library Extension Division shall give advice and counsel to all free
libraries in the State, and to all communities which may propose to establish free 1braries, in the
selection of books, cataloguing and other details of library management, and as to the best means
of establishing and administering such libraries. The Library Extension Division shall have
general powers of supervision and inspection over free libraries, and the right of requiring
reports in such manner as it may deem proper. The division shall also establish and maintain a
system of traveling libraries as far as possible throughout the Commonwealth.

                                    MUSEUM DIVISION.
        Section 30. The Museum Division of the State Library and Museum, under the
supervision of the State Librarian and Director of the Museum, shall be under the immediate
charge of a curator, who shall be a skilled taxidermist and who shall be appointed by the State
Librarian and Director of the Museum, with the approval of the Governor. The Curator of the
Museum Division shall receive an annual salary of two thousand four hundred dollars. He shall
give bond to the Commonwealth, in the sum of two thousand dollars, to be approved by the
Governor, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of his office. He shall take and
subscribe the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution. The Curator of the Museum Division
shall perform such duties as the State Librarian and Director of the Museum shall direct. The
State Librarian and Director of the Museum shall appoint, in the Museum Division, such
assistants, clerks, stenographers, taxidermists, and employes as shall be necessary, and shall fix
their salaries.
        Section 31. The Museum Division shall have charge and control of all documents, books,
papers, records, property, and exhibits of the State Museum as now constituted and established.
        Section 32. It shall be the duty of the Museum Division to preserve objects illustrating the
flora and fauna of the State and its mineralogy, geology, archaeology, arts, history, and
education, and, whenever deemed necessary, to illustrate the same with lantern slides or films,
which may be circulated throughout the Commonwealth under such rules and regulations as the
State Librarian and Director of the Museum may adopt, and such rules and regulations may
provide for a reasonable charge for the use of such slides and films.
All moneys received under the provisions of this section shall be paid into the State Treasury.
        Section 33. The following acts and parts of acts are hereby absolutely repealed; namely,
(One) An act approved, the twenty-eighth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and
sixteen (Pamphlet Laws, eighty-eight), entitled “An act to provide for the better preservation and
increase of the Library of this Commonwealth”; (Two) an act, approved the thirtieth day of
March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one (Pamphlet Laws, one hundred and forty-
nine), entitled “A supplement to the act, entitled „An act to provide for the better preservation
and increase of the Library of this Commonwealth‟ “; (Three) an act, approved the twenty-first
day of February, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four (Pamphlet Laws, sixty-eight)
entitled “An act for the improvement and increase of the State Library”; (Four) resolutions one,
two, three, four and five of resolution, approved the sixteenth day of April, one thousand eight
hundred and thirty-eight (Pamphlet Laws, six hundred and eighty-nine), entitled “A resolution
relative to the State Library and for other purposes”;(Five) section one, clause ten of an act,
approved the sixteenth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven (Pamphlet
Laws, four hundred and thirty-one), entitled “An act to provide for ordinary expenses of
government, the repair of the canals and railroads belonging to the State, and the payment of
other claims upon the Commonwealth”; (Six) an act, approved the twenty-fifth day of January,
one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four (Pamphlet Laws, seven), entitled “An act relative to
the State Library and Librarian”; (Seven) an act, approved the seventh day of April, one
thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight (Pamphlet Laws, two hundred and eleven), entitled “An
act relative to the State Library”; (Eight) an act, approved the sixteenth day of April, one
thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred and five), entitled “An act
to provide for preparing of a catalogue of the State Library”; (Nine) an act, approved the first day
of February, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six (Pamphlet Laws, thirteen), entitled “An
act to increase the salary of the Assistant State Librarian”; (Ten) an act, approved the seventeenth
day of February, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine (Pamphlet Laws, eighteen), entitled
“An act to fix the hours of keeping open the State Library”; (Eleven) an act, approved the
thirteenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred seventy-nine (Pamphlet Laws, fifty-eight),
entitled “An act to provide for the appointment of a messenger for the State Library”; (Twelve)
an act, approved the nineteenth day of May, one thousand eight hundredeighty-seven (Pamphlet
Laws, one hundred thirtynine), entitled “An act to provide for the appointment of a night
watchman for the State Library”; (Thirteen) an act, approved the ninth day of May, one thousand
eight hundred eighty-nine {Pamphlet Laws, one hundred fifty-six), entitled “An act
supplementary to „An act to regulate the publication, binding and distribution of the public
documents of this Commonwealth,‟ approved sixteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred
and eighty-seven, fixing the number of documents alotted to the State Librarian for exchanges”;
(Fourteen) an act, approved the thirteenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-
nine (Pamphlet Laws, two hundred seven), entitled “An act for the regulation and government of
the State Library”; (Fifteen) an act, approved the twenty-fourth day of June, one thousand eight
hundred and ninetyfive (Pamphlet Laws, two hundred forty-four), entitled “An act to regulate the
distribution of public documents of the Commonwealth, providing the number for exchange with
the States and Territories of the United States and with foreign countries”; (Sixteen) an act,
approved the twenty-seventh day of May, one thousand eight hundred ninety-seven (Pamphlet
Laws, one hundred eleven), entitled “An act to provide for the publication of the catalogue of the
State Library”; (Seventeen) an act, approved the fourteenth day of April, one thousand nine
hundred and three (Pamphlet Laws, one hundred seventy-seven), entitled “An act for the creation
and government of a division of the State Library for the preservation of public records”;
(Eighteen) an act, approved the fifteenth day of April, one thousand nine hundred and three
(Pamphlet Laws, two hundred ten), entitled “An act authorizing the State Librarian to receive
two hundred copies of each document published by the State, and sixty copies each of Supreme
and Superior Court Reports”; (Nineteen) an act, approved the twenty-eighth day of March, one
thousand nine hundred and five (Pamphlet Laws, sixty-one), entitled “An act to provide for the
extension of the State Library, and for the organization of a museum to contain historical and
archaeological material and objects illustrating the flora and fauna of Pennsylvania”; (Twenty)
an act, approved the eleventh day of May, one thousand nine hundred and five (Pamphlet Laws,
four hundred forty), entitled “An act supplementary to an act, entitled „An act for the regulation
and government of the State Library, approved the thirteenth day of May, Anno Domini eighteen
hundred and eighty-nine,‟ fixing the time during which the State Library shall be kept open to
the public, and providing for two additional employes for such purposes, and making an
appropriation for the payment of their services for the two years beginning June first, nineteen
hundred and five”; (Twenty-one) an act, approved the eighth day of June, one thousand nine
hundred and seven (Pamphlet Laws, four hundred sixty-eight), n-titled “An act to amend an act,
entitled „An act for the creation and government of a division of the State Library for the
preservation of public records,‟ approved the fourteenth day of April, Anno Domini one
thousand nine hundred and three”; (Twenty-two) act, approved the tenth day of May, one
thousand nine hundred nine (Pamphlet Laws, five hundred two), entitled “An act fixing the
salary of the State Librarian, of the First Assistant State Librarian, and of the Custodian of the
Public Records”; (Twentythree) an act, approved the twenty-seventh day April, one thousand
nine hundred and eleven (Pamphlet Laws, one hundred), entitled “An act to amend the fifth
section of an act, approved the fourteenth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred
and three, entitled „An act for the creation and government of a division of the State Library for
the preservation of public records,‟ by permitting the various State departments to deposit with
the division all papers not needed, and authorizing county officers to turn over records to the
division, and providing for their repair”; (Twenty-four) an act, approved the seventh day of June,
one thousand nine hundred and eleven (Pamphlet Laws, seven hundred one), entitled “An act
authorizing and fixing the charges to be made for certificates and copies furnished by the
Custodian of Public Records in the State Library”; (Twenty-five) an act, approved the twenty-
third day of May, one thousand nine hundred and thirteen (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred thirty-
four), entitled “An act fixing the salary of the Second Assistant State Librarian”; (Twenty-six) an
act, approved the twenty-third day May, one thousand nine hundred and thirteen (Pamphlet
Laws, three hundred forty-two), entitled “An act fixing the salary of the messenger in the State
Library”; (Twenty-seven) an act, approved the fourteenth day of May, one thousand nine
hundred and fifteen (Pamphlet Laws, five hundred twenty-eight), entitled “An act to amend an
act, approved the fourteenth day of April, one thousand nine hundred and three, entitled „An act
for the creation and government of a division of the State Library, for the preservation of public
records,‟ by establishing the office of supervisors of public records, with general supervision
over the care and custody and condition of public records of the several counties, cities, and
boroughs of this Commonwealth”; (Twenty-eight) an act, approved the first day of June, one
thousand nine hundred and fifteen (Pamphlet Laws, six hundred eighty-three), entitled “An act
fixing the salary of the night watchman in the State Library”; (Twenty-nine) an act, approved the
fifth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine (Pamphlet Laws, two hundred
fortyseven), entitled “An act to provide for the appointment of a Free Library Commission and to
define its powers and duties.”
        APPROVED-The 23d day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                 WM. C. SPROUL.
Appointment.
Remora.
Vacancies.
Qualification.
Salary.
Bond.
Deputy.
Bona.
Oath.
Powers and duties.
Secretary.
Shipping clerk. watchman.
Rules and regulations.
Moneys.
Accounts.
Exchanges.
Reports.
Suits.
Pennsylvania Archives.
Building.
Assistant librarian.
Bond.
Oath.
Research librarian.
Assistants.
Powers and duties.
When to be open.
Who may take books.
Books and documents printed at expense of commonwealth.
Exchange.
Distribution.
Assistant librarian.
Salary.
Bond.
Oath.
Assistants.
Law library.
When to be open.
Court reports.
Who may take books.
Custodian.
Salary.
Bond.
Oath.
Duties.
Assistants.
Books, papers and documents.
Advisory Commission historical Records.
Preservation of historical records.
Classification, etc., of records.
Reports.
Records of cities, counties and boroughs.
Reports.
Transfer of papers from other department
Charges for copies and certificates
Chief.
Salary.
Bond.
Oath.
Duties.
Assistants.
Free Library commission.
Advice and counsel.
Supervision and inspection of free libraries,
Traveling libraries.
Curator.
Salary.
Bond.
Oath.
Duties.
Assistants.
Documents, etc., in State Museum.
Specimens of flora, fauna, etc.
Lantern slides and films.
Acts repealed.
Act of February28 1816 (P. L.88).
Act of March 30, 1821 P. L.149).
Act of February 21, 1884 (P. L.68)
Resolution of April 16, 1838 (P. L.689)
Section 1, clause10 act of March 16, 1847of( P. L.431).
Act of January 25,
1854 P. L.7).
Act of April 7,1858 (P. L. 211).
Act of April 16, 1858 (P. L. 305).
Act of February 1, 1866 (P. L. 13).
Act of February 17 , 1869 P. L.18).
Act of May 18, 1879 (P. L. 58).
Act of May 19, 1887 (P. L. 139).
Act of May 9, 1889 (P. L. 158).
Act of May 13, 1889 (P. L. 207).
Act of June 24, 1895 (P. L. 244).
Act of May 27, 1897 (P. L. 111).
Act of April 14, 1903 (P. L. 177).
Act of April 15, 1903 (P. L. 210).
Act of March 28, 1905 (P. L. 61).
Act of May 11, 1905 (P. L. 440).
Act of June 8. 1907 (P. L. 468).
Act of May 10, 1909 (P. L. 502).
Act of April 27, 1911 (P. L. 100).
Act of June 7, 1911 (P. L. 701).
Act of May 23, 1913 (P. L. 334).
Act of May 23, 1913 (P. L. 342).
Act of May 14, 1915 (P. L. 528).
Act of June 1, 1915 (P. L. 683).
                                             No. 134.
                                             AN ACT
        Amending section nine of article seven of chapter six of an act, approved May fourteenth,
one thousand nine hundred fifteen, entitled “An act providing a system of government for
boroughs, and revising, amending, and consolidating the law relating to boroughs,” by adding
thereto a sixth subsection, which shall provide that where the total distance, by an unpaved street
or unpaved streets, from the paved streets of a borough to the borough line, to there connect with
an improved State highway or an improved State-aid highway or an improved county road,
leading to the county seat of the same or an adjoining county or to a State line, is less than two-
thirds (Q) of a mile, the borough may grade, curb, and pave the connecting link between its
paved street and such improved highway, without the petition of the abutting property holders,
and charge the same part of the cost thereof to the abutting property holders that was charged to
the abutting property holders along the streets of such boroughs that were graded, curbed, and
paved prior to the time the ordinance for the improvement provided for in this amendment is
introduced into council: Provided, That the amount of streets in such borough, graded, curbed,
and paved on the same basis, prior to said time, exceeds one (1) mile in length and is more than
one-half (1) of the grading, curbing, and paving done in such borough.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the ninth section of article seven of chapter six of an
act, approved May fourteenth, one thousand nine hundred fifteen, entitled “An act providing a
system of government for boroughs, and revising, amending, and consolidating the law relating
to boroughs,” be amended by adding thereto a sixth subsection as follows:-
        VI. Where the total distance, by an unpaved street or unpaved streets, from the paved
streets of a borough to a borough line of such borough, to there connect with an improved State
highway or an improved State-aid highway or an improved county road, leading to the county
seat of the same or an adjoining county or to a State line, is less than two-thirds (1) of a mile, the
borough may grade, curb, and pave the connecting link between such paved streets and such
improved highway or road, without petition‟ of the abutting property holders, and charge the
same part of the cost thereof to the abutting property holders along said connecting link that was
charged to the abutting property holders along the streets of such borough that were graded,
curbed, and paved prior to the time the ordinance for the improvement provided for in this
amendment is introduced into council, without regard to whether such prior grading, curbing,
and paving was done on petition or otherwise: Provided, That the amount of streets of such
borough graded, curbed, and paved on the same basis, prior to said time, exceeds one mile in
length, and is more than one-half of the grading, curbing, and paving done in such borough.
        APPROVED-The 23d day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                  WM. C. SPROUL.
Boroughs.
Section 9, article 7, chapter 6, act of May 14, 1915 (P. L. 312), cited for amendment.
Paving.
Streets connected with improved highways.
Leading to county seats or State lines.
Assessment abutting owners.
Proviso.
                                           No. 135.
                                       A SUPPLEMENT
        To the act, approved the twenty-ninth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and
eighty-five (Pamphlet Laws, twenty-nine), entitled “An act to provide for the incorporation and
regulation of natural gas companies,” authorizing corporations created under said act to renew
their charters which are about to expire or have already expired, and providing a procedure
therefor, and for the payment of fees and bonus.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That corporations created under the act of General
Assembly, entitled “An act to provide for the incorporation and regulation of natural gas
companies,” approved May twenty-ninth, one thousand eight hundred and, eighty-five, the
charters whereof are about to expire by lapse of time from their own limitation, may be
rechartered or the charters thereof renewed, under the provisions of said act, by preparing,
having approved and recorded the certificate named in the second section of said act. In addition
to the requirements provided in said act for a new corporation, the certificate for a recharter shall
state the fact that it is a renewal of the former charter, naming the corporation and the date of its
first charter. It shall also be accompanied with a certificate, under the seal of the corporation,
showing the consent of at least a majority in interest of such corporation to such recharter. It
shall also state the financial conditions of said corporation at the date of such certificate, showing
capital stock paid in, funded debt, floating debt, estimated value of property, and cash assets, if
any. It shall expressly accept the provisions of the Constitution of this State and of said .-act, and
expressly surrender all privileges conferred upon such corporations by its original charter that are
not enjoined under said act or the general laws of this Commonwealth. From the date of
recording of such certificate as required by said act, the said rechartered corporation shall be and
exist as a new corporation under the provisions of said act and of its said renewed charter, and all
of the rights, privileges, powers, immunities, lands, property, and assets, of whatever kind or
character the same may be, possessed and owned by the said original corporation, shall vest in,
and be owned and enjoyed by, the said rechartered corporation as fully and with like effect as if
its original charter has not expired, save as herein and by said certificate expressly stated
otherwise, and all suits, claims, and demands, by said corporation, in existence at the date of
such recharter, shall and may be sued, prosecuted, and collected, under the laws governing the
said corporation prior to its recharter, and all claims and demands, of every nature and character,
in existence at said recharter, may be collected from the said rechartered corporation as fully and
with like effect as if no change had taken place. And, in like manner and with like effect,
corporations, heretofore created under said act, the charters whereof were limited in their
duration and have expired within two years last past form the date of this act, may renew their
charters from the date of the expiration of said charter; and the certificate for renewal shall also
state that a bona fide organization is in existence and business carried on in good faith at the time
of the application for renewal: Provided, That corporations availing themselves of the provisions
of this act shall first pay into the treasury of this Commonwealth the fee and bonus upon their
capital stock fixed by law for the granting or renewal of corporate charters.
        Section 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith be, and the same are hereby,
repealed.
        APPROVED-The 23d day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                   WM. C. SPROUL
Natural gas companies
act of May 29. 1885 (P. L. 29)
Renewal of charters.
Certificate.
Contents.
Consent of stockholders.
Financial condition.
Acceptance of Constitution and act of 1885.
Surrender of privileges not enjoyed.
Powers, etc., under new charter.
Corporations whose charters have expired.
Proviso.
Fee and bones.
Repeal.

                                            No. 136.
                                            AN ACT
        Authorizing the county commissioners of any county and the corporate authorities of any
city of the third class located within such county, to erect a joint county and city. building or
buildings to be used for hospital purposes; providing for the selection of a site by purchase,
condemnation, or otherwise; authorizing the county or city to sell real estate under certain
conditions; providing for the contracts and agreements to be entered into by the county and city;
and authorizing the county and city to issue bonds for certain purposes.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the county commissioners of any of the several
counties and the corporate authorities of any city of the third class located within such county,
are hereby authorized to agree upon a site within the limits of such county, and to erect thereon a
joint county and municipal building or buildings to be used by such county and city as a hospital
for general purposes, or as a hospital for the care and treatment of communicable diseases, or
both.
        Section 2. The said county commissioners and corporate authorities may choose for the
site of such joint county and municipal hospital or hospitals land owned and held by the county
or land owned and held by the city.
        Section 3. Whenever the site chosen consists of land owned and held by the county, the
respective county commissioners may convey in fee to such city, at private sale, upon a fair
valuation, such an undivided interest therein as shall be agreed upon. Whenever the site chosen
consists of land owned and held by the city, the respective corporate authorities may convey in
fee to such county, at private sale, upon a fair valuation, such an undivided interest therein as
shall be agreed upon.
        Any sale or conveyance of land or interest therein made pursuant to the aforesaid
provisions of this act, shall be subject to the approval of the court of common pleas of the proper
county as to the amount agreed to be paid and as to the terms and conditions thereof.
        Section 4. The county commissioners and corporate authorities may acquire, in the name
of such county and city, in such proportions of undivided interest as shall be agreed upon, by
purchase, condemnation, or otherwise, such real estate, either vacant or occupied, as the
respective county commissioners and corporate authorities may deem necessary to furnish a
suitable site for the hospital or hospitals herein provided for, and may sell, convey, transfer, or
abandon the same, or any part thereof, as the said county commissioners and corporate
authorities may determine.
        Section 5. Whenever the county commissioners and the corporate authorities cannot
agree with the owner or owners of real estate which may have been selected as aforesaid, after
having decided upon the size and location of such real estate, the said county commissioners and
corporate authorities may enter upon, and take possession of, and occupy such land for the
purposes herein provided. The title to such real estate shall be vested in the respective county and
city in fee simple. The funds in the office of the treasurers of such county and city shall be
security to the owner or owners of any real estate so taken for all damages sustained by the
taking of such real estate.
        Section 6. After entry by the county commissioners and corporate authorities upon such
land, the said county commissioners and corporate authorities, or the owner or owners of such
real estate or any one in behalf of all, may petition the court of common pleas to appoint a board
of three viewers from the county board of viewers. Said court, when appointing such viewers,
shall fix a time when the viewers shall meet upon the premises and view the same, which time
shall not be less than twenty days nor more than thirty days after such appointment. Notice of the
view shall be given to all parties in interest as the court may direct.
        Section 7. The viewers, having been duly sworn or affirmed according to law, shall view
and examine the land so taken, and shall hear such parties as may desire to be heard. Hearings
may be adjourned from time to time as the viewers may direct. After completion of the
examination of the real estate, and hearing of the parties interested, the viewers shall decide, and
make a true report to the court, concerning the matters set forth in the petition. Immediately after
the filing of such report, notice of such filing shall be given to all parties interested, in such
manner as the court may direct, which notice shall state that, unless exceptions be filed thereto
within thirty days after the filing thereof, the same will be confirmed absolutely.
        Section 8. Within thirty days after the filing of any report, exceptions thereto may be
taken by any party or parties interested in such real estate. Immediately after the filing of such
report the prothonotary shall mark the same “confirmed nisi.” Where no exceptions are filed
thereto, said prothonotary shall enter a decree that the report is confirmed absolutely; where
exceptions are filed, the court shall confirm, modify, or change such report, or refer the report
back to the same or new viewers.
        Section 9. Within thirty days after the filing of any report, an appeal therefrom may be
taken by any party or parties interested to the court of common pleas, demanding a trial by jury.
        Section 10. Within six months after the final confirmation
of any report, or within six months after verdict and final judgment on appeal for a trial by jury,
an appeal to the Supreme or Superior Court may be taken by any party or parties interested in
such real estate, as in other cases.
        Section 11. Any amount of money awarded as herein provided, if refused by the person
or persons en-titled thereto, shall be paid into court, and thereafter all such persons shall look to
said fund for all damages accruing by reason of the taking of such real estate.
        Section 12. All costs and witness fees in any condemnation proceedings shall be paid
equally by the county and city: Provided, That in cases where an appeal is taken by any property
owner from the award of the viewers, and the appellant does not recover any greater amount than
the viewers awarded, the appellant shall pay all costs of such appeal.
        Section 13. The said county commissioners and corporate authorities shall adopt plans
and specifications for the erection of such hospital building or buildings as may be deemed
necessary. Upon approval of such plans and specifications by the court of common pleas of the
proper county, the county commissioners and corporate authorities are authorized to erect upon
such site the building or buildings according to the plans and specifications so adopted and
approved. If any lands purchased or condemned have erected thereon any buildings suitable for
the purposes provided for by this act, the county commissioners and corporate authorities are
authorized to use such buildings and to make such repairs and alterations thereto as may be
necessary.
        Section 14. The said county commissioners and corporate authorities may enter into a
joint contract or contracts, and agreement or agreements, for the construction, repair, alteration,
maintenance, and operation of such hospital building or buildings, and for the payment by each
of the proportionate share the cost thereof. Such contracts and agreements may, from time to
time, be modified or altered, upon approval thereof by the court of common pleas of the proper
county. Similar agreements may be made, as herein provided, as to the manner and extent of the
occupancy of such hospital building or buildings, and such other agreements as may be
necessary to properly carry out the provisions of this act, not otherwise herein provided for.
        Section 15. The said county commissioners and corporate authorities may make rules and
regulations for the proper conducting of such hospital or hospitals, and may make a joint
agreement or agreements for the purchase of the necessary equipment therein, and may make and
enter into agreements for the employment and compensation of the required number of
physicians, clans, surgeons, nurses, and other employes, necessary for the proper conduct of such
hospital or hospitals.
        Section 16. The county commissioners of such county and the corporate authorities of
any such city may incur or increase the indebtedness of the county or city to an amount sufficient
to pay its share of the real estate required, and of the constructing of the hospital building or
buildings aforesaid, together with the necessary equipment therein, by issuing coupon bonds, at a
rate not exceeding six per centum per annum and the principal thereof reimbursable at a period
not exceeding thirty years from the date of authorization.
        APPROVED-The 23d day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                 WM. C. SPROUL.
Joint county and municipal hospitals
Erection authorized.
Site.
Land owned by county
Land owned by city.
Approval of sale or conveyances by court.
Acquisition of site.
Power of condemnation.
Title to real estate condemned.
Owners‟ security.
Petition to court,
Appointment of viewers.
Time for view.
Notice of view.
Hearing.
Decision.
Report.
Exceptions.
Confirmation nisi.
Absolute confirmation.
Modification.
Trial by jury.
Appeals to Supreme or Superior court
 Payment of award into court.
Costs and fees.
Plans and specifications.
Approval of court.
Erection of building.
Use of purchased buildings.
Contracts for construction, etc.
Modification.
occupancy.
Rules and regulation.
Equipment.
Nurses, physicians, etc.
Bonds.

                                           No. 137.
                                           AN ACT
        To amend section one of an act, approved the first day of June, one thousand nine
hundred and seven (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred and sixty-four), entitled “An act to increase
the pay jurors and witnesses in this Commonwealth.”
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of an act, approved the first day of June,
one thousand nine hundred and seven (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred and sixty-four), entitled
“An act to increase the pay of jurors and witnesses in this Commonwealth,” which reads as
follows:-
        “Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the first day of July, Anno Domini one
thousand nine hundred and seven, the pay of jurors in this Commonwealth shall be two dollars
and fifty cents, and the pay of witnesses shall be one dollar and fifty cents, per diem, together
with mileage as is now provided for by law,” is hereby amended to read as follows:-
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the first day of July, Anno Domini one
thousand nine hundred and nineteen, the pay of jurors in this Commonwealth shall be three
dollars, and the pay of witnesses shall be two dollars, per diem, together with mileage as is now
provided for by law.
        APPROVED-The 23d day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                  WM. C. SPROUL.
Courts.
Witnesses and jurors.
Section 1, act of June 1907(P .L. 364), cited for amendment r
Compensation and mileage.
                                             No. 138.
                                             AN ACT
        To amend section three of an act, approved the seventh day of June, one thousand nine
hundred and eleven, entitled “An act to restrain and regulate the use of billiard-tables, pool-
tables, and bagatelle-boards or tables, kept and maintained for the use of the general public, for
hire or reward, in cities of the first class in this Commonwealth; providing for the granting of
licenses, and providing for punishments for the violations of the provisions of this act.”
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section three of an act, approved the seventh day of June, one
thousand nine hundred and eleven, entitled “An act to restrain and regulate the use of billiard-
tables, pool-tables, and bagatelle-boards or tables, kept and maintained for the use of the general
public, for hire or reward, in cities of the first class in this Commonwealth; providing for the
granting of licenses, and providing for punishments for the violations of the provisions of this
act,” which reads as follows; to wit,
        “Section 3. Said licenses shall be granted only by the Department of Public Safety, and
shall be for one year from the date thereof,” be amended to read as follows:--
Section 3. Said licenses shall be granted only by the Department of Public Safety, and shall be
for one year from a date fixed by rule or standing order of the Department of Public Safety. The
Director of the Department of Public Safety shall fix, by rule or standing order, a time at which
all applications for said licenses shall be heard, at which time, all persons applying or making
objections to applications for licenses may be heard by evidence, petition, remonstrance, or
counsel.
        APPROVED-The 23d day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                WM. C. SPROUL.
Cities of first Billiard-tables, pool-tables and bagatelle-board, etc.
section 3 act of June 7. 1911 (P. L. 668)s, cited for amendment.
Term of license.
Application for ;license.
Hearing.



                                             No. 139.
                                             AN ACT
        To amend section twelve hundred and six of the act, approved eighteenth day of May,
one thousand nine hundred and eleven (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred and nine), entitled “An act
establish a public school system in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, together with the
provisions by which it shall be administered, and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof;
providing revenue to establish and maintain the same, and method of collecting such revenue;
and repealing all laws, general, special, or local, or any parts thereof, that are or may inconsistent
therewith.”
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section twelve hundred and six of the act, approved
the eighteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred eleven (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred
and nine), entitled “An to establish a public school system in the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, together with the provisions by which it shall be administered, and prescribing
penalties for the violation thereof; providing revenue to establish and maintain the same, and the
method of collecting such revenue; and repealing all laws, general, special, or local, or any parts
thereof, that are or may be inconsistent therewith,” which reads as follows:-
         “Section 1206. When a board of school directors is compelled to close any school or
schools on account of contagious disease, the destruction or damage the school building by fire
or other causes, unless otherwise provided in their contracts of employment, the school district
shall be liable for the salaries the teachers of said school or schools for the terms for which they
were engaged,” is hereby amended read as follows:-
         Section 1206. When a board of school directors is compelled to close any school or
schools on account of contagious disease, the destruction or damage the school building by fire
or other causes, the school district shall be liable for the salaries of the teachers of said school or
schools for the terms for which they were engaged. Whenever a teacher is prevented from
following his or her occupation as a teacher, during any period of the school term, for any of the
reasons in this section specified, the school district shall liable for the salary of such teacher for
such period, at the rate of compensation stipulated in the contract between the district and the
teacher, in addition the time actually occupied in teaching‟ by such teacher. All contracts with
teachers shall hereafter contain a covenant providing for their payment in cases arising under the
circumstances described in this section, and at the same rate as is specified for the time actually
engaged in teaching.
         Payments of salaries heretofore or hereafter made for the school year ending June
thirtieth, one thousand nine hundred nineteen, or any portion thereof, in conformity with the
provisions of this act, are hereby declared to be valid and effectual in law and binding upon the
school district.
         APPROVED-The 23d day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                   WM. C. SPROUL.
School districts,.
section 1206, act of May 18, 1911 (P. L. 309), cited for amendment.
salaries of teachers when schools
are closed.
Rate of compensation.
Contracts with teachers,
Validation.



                                             No. 140.
                                             AN ACT
        To amend an act, approved the eighteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred eleven
(Pamphlet Laws, three hundred and nine), entitled “An act to establish a public school system in
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, together with the provisions by which it shall be
administered, and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof; providing revenue to establish
and maintain the same, and the method of collecting such revenue; and repealing all laws,
general, special, or local, or any parts thereof, that are or may be inconsistent therewith.”
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the act, approved the eighteenth day of May, one
thousand nine hundred eleven (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred and nine), entitled “An act to
establish a public school system in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, together with the
provisions by which it shall be administered, and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof;
providing revenue to establish and maintain the same, and the method of collecting such
revenue; and repealing all laws, general, special, or local, or any parts thereof, that are or may be
inconsistent therewith,” is hereby amended by adding the following section:-
        Section 1205A. The salary of any teacher in any of the school districts of the
Commonwealth may be increased at any time during the year for which such teacher is
employed, whenever the board of school directors of the district deems it necessary or advisable
to do so. Whenever such increase is determined upon by the action of the school board, by
mutual consent of the parties, the contract existing between them; may be canceled. Thereupon a
new contract shall be entered into between the parties. The new contract shall contain no changes
froth the original contract, except in the matter of salary, unless expressly agreed upon between
the contracting parties.
        Any increases of salary heretofore granted and paid by any school board during the
school year shall be as valid and binding upon the school district as if made after the passage of
this act, notwithstanding that the original contract was not canceled or a new contract entered
into.
        APPROVED-The 23d day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                  WM. C. SPROUL.
School districts.
Amendment to the act of May 18. 1911 (P. L. 309).
Increasing teacher
Cancellation of existing contracts.
New contract.
Validation



                                            No. 141.
                                            AN ACT
        Relative to the sale in bulk of the whole or a large part of a stock of goods, wares, or
merchandise of any kind, or of fixtures, or of goods, wares, or merchandise of any kind and
fixtures, not in the ordinary course of business; providing certain requirements therefor, and
imposing certain duties upon the seller and buyer and auctioneers and agents; making their
violation a misdemeanor.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That it shall be the duty of every person who shall bargain
for or purchase, and every auctioneer or agent who shall sell for another, any stock of goods,
wares, or merchandise of any kind, in bulk, or fixtures, or any goods, wares, or merchandise of
any kind and fixtures, in bulk, for cash or on credit, before paying to the vendor or his agent or
representative or delivering to the vendor or his agent any part of the purchase price thereof, or
any promissory note or other evidence therefor, or offering such stock or fixtures or stocks and
fixtures for sale, to demand of, and receive from, such vendor or agent, or, if the vendor or agent
be a corporation, then from the president, vice-president, secretary, or managing agent of such
corporation, a written statement, sworn to substantially as hereinafter provided, of the names and
addresses of all the creditors of the said vendor to whom said vendor may be indebted, together
with the amount of the indebtedness due or owing and to become due or owing by said vendor to
each of such creditors, and an accurate inventory of the stock or fixtures, or stock and fixtures, to
be purchased or sold. And it shall be the duty of said vendor or agent to furnish said statement,
which shall be verified by an oath to the following effect:
State of Pennsylvania,
County of ............           ss:
            Before me, ....................................personally appeared [vendor or agent as the case may
be], who, being by me first duly sworn upon his oath, doth depose and say that the foregoing
statement contains the names of all the creditors of [the name of the vendor], together with their
addresses and that the amount set opposite each of said respective names is the amount now due
and owing and which shall become due and owing by [vendor] to such creditors, and that there
are no creditors holding claims due or which shall become due or which shall become due for or
on account of goods, wares, merchandise, or fixtures, purchased upon credit, or on account of
money borrowed to carry on the business of which said stock or fixtures, or stock and fixtures,
are a part, other than as set forth in said statement, and the facts set out in this affidavit are within
the personal knowledge of affiant. Subscribed and sworn to before me, this ..........day of
..................
                                                                                     [Title of officer taking oath.]
            Section 2. Thereupon it shall be the duty of the person who shall bargain for or purchase,
or offer for sale as auctioneer or as agent, bargained for or purchased for another, any stock of
goods, wares, or merchandise, or fixtures of any kind, or of goods, wares, or merchandise of any
kind and fixtures, in bulk, at least ten (10) days before the completion of said purchase or the
payment therefor or undertaking to sell, to notify, personally or by registered mail, each of said
creditors of the said vendor of said proposed sale, the price to be paid therefor, the time set for
the sale of said goods or fixtures, or goods and fixtures, if same are to be sold at auction, and the
terms and conditions thereof, and a copy of the statement of creditors provided for in section one
of this act.
            Section 3. Whenever any person shall bargain for or purchase, or sell as an auctioneer or
as agent, bargained for or purchased for another, any stock of goods, wares, or merchandise of
any kind, or fixtures, or of goods, wares, or merchandise of any kind and fixtures, in bulk, for
cash or on credit, and shall pay any part of the purchase price to such vendor, or execute or
deliver to the vendor thereof or to his order, or to any person for his use, any promissory note or
other evidence of indebtedness for said purchase price or any part thereof, without first having
demanded and received from said vendor or from his agent the statement provided for in section
one of this act and verified as therein provided, and without paving or seeing to it that the
purchase money of said property is applied to the payment of the bona fide claims of the
creditors of the vendor pro rata according to the dignity of their several claims as shown upon
such verified statement, and without first having sent the notices of said sale and said statement
of creditors, as provided for in section two of this act,-then such sale or transfer shall be
fraudulent and void, and such purchaser, auctioneer, agent shall, at the suit of any creditor, be
held liable to the creditors of the said vendor as a receiver for the fair value of all the property so
bought or sold by him: Provided, however, That if the vendor and creditors do not agree in
writing to a schedule of distribution of the proceeds of said sale, or the purchaser, auctioneer, or
agent has reason to believe that the vendor has failed to either furnish a list of all his, her, or its
creditors, or furnish the full amounts of the debts due each creditor, or for any other reason the
said purchaser, auctioneer, or agent is unable to make proper distribution as herein provided,-
then the said purchaser, auctioneer, or agent shall, within ten days after the consummation, of
said sale, pay the purchase money of said sale, less the expenses of sale, into the court of
common pleas of the county in which the place of business of the vendor is situate, and the said
court shall, upon motion of any party interested, frame an issue in such form as said court may
deem proper, and make distribution of said fund to and among the persons legally entitled
thereto: And provided further, That no proceeding at law or equity shall be brought against the
purchaser to invalidate any such sale after the expiration of ninety (90) days from the
consummation thereof.
        Section 4. Any vendor of any stock of goods in bulk, fixtures, wares, or merchandise of
any kind, or any person who is acting for or on behalf of any vendor, who shall knowingly or
wilfully make or deliver, or cause to be made or delivered, a statement, as provided for in section
one of this act, which shall not include the names of all of the creditors of such vendor, with the
correct amount due and to become due to each of them, or which shall contain any false or
untrue statement, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall
be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars, or to undergo an imprisonment
not exceeding six (6) months, or both, or either, at the discretion of the court.
        Section 5. A sale and transfer, or attempted sale and transfer, in bulk, in contemplation of
this act, shall be deemed to be any sale or transfer of the whole or a large part of any stock of
goods, wares, or merchandise of any kind, or fixtures, or of goods, wares, or merchandise of any
kind and fixtures, by auction or otherwise than in the ordinary course of trade and in the regular
and usual prosecution of the seller‟s business: Provided, however, That if such vendor produces
and delivers a written waiver of the provisions of this act from his creditors as shown by such
verified statement, then, in that case, the provisions of this act shall not apply.
        Section 6. Nothing contained in this act shall apply to sales made „under any order of a
court, to any sales made by assignees for the benefit creditors, executors, administrators,
receivers, or any public officer in his official capacity, or by any officer of a court.
        Section 7. Provided, That nothing herein contained shall prevent or hinder the vendor
from demanding and receiving security from any purchaser insure faithful performance of the
contract, agreeable to the provisions of this act, prior to furnishing the list of creditors as
hereinabove set forth.
        Section S. Any person or persons, firm or corporation, or any person or persons acting for
or behalf of any firm or corporation, who shall procure from any seller or vendor a list of
creditors, as hereinabove set forth, through fraud, misrepresentation, or deceit, for the purpose of
injuring said seller vendor in his business and not for the purpose securing the creditors of such
seller or vendor contemplated by this act, shall be deemed guilty a misdemeanor, and, upon
conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars.
        Section 9. “An act relative to the sale in bulk the whole, or a large part, of a stock of
merchandise and fixtures, or merchandise, or fixtures, not in the ordinary course of business;
providing certain requirements therefor; imposing certain duties upon the seller; and making
their violation a misdemeanor,” approved the twenty-eighth day of March, Anno Domini
nineteen hundred and five (Pamphlet Laws, sixty-two), and all other acts or parts of acts
inconsistent with the provisions of this act, be, and the same are hereby, repealed.
        APPROVED-The 23d day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                    WM. C. SPROUL.
Sales of merchandise or fixtures in
bulk.
Purchaser.
Auctioneer or agent of seller.
Written list of vendor‟s creditors.
Inventory of stock or fixtures.
Oath.
Notice to vendor‟s creditors.
When sale is void.
Liability of purchaser, and auctioneer or agent seller for non-compliance.
Proviso.
Payment of purchase price into court.
Framing issue by court.
Limitation.
False or inaccurate statement by vendor.
Misdemeanor.
Penalty.
“sale in bulk” defined.
Proviso.
Waiver by vendor‟s creditors.
sales excepted.
Vendor‟s right to demand security.
List of vendor‟s creditors procured for purposes.
Misdemeanor.
Penalty.
Act of March 28, 1905 (P.L .62), cited for repeal.



                                             No. 142.
                                             AN ACT
        To amend section five of an act, approved the fifth day of February, one thousand eight
hundred and seventy-five (Pamphlet Laws, fifty-six), entitled “An act relative to the
establishment and jurisdiction of magistrates‟ courts in the city of Philadelphia.”
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section five of an act, approved the fifth day of
February, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five (Pamphlet Laws, fifty-six), entitled “An
act relative to the establishment and jurisdiction of magistrates‟ courts in the city of
Philadelphia,” which reads as follows:-
        “Section 5. After the city councils have located the said courts by numbers, and before
said magistrates shall enter upon the discharge of their duties, they shall assemble in the presence
of the mayor of the city of Philadelphia, and draw lots in the order of the alphabetical rotation of
their surnames for the right to choose which of the courts so located shall be held by each, and
when they shall have all drawn lots the magistrate who shall have the first choice shall choose
from the whole number of courts which court he desires to select as his court, and the number
and location of the court chosen by him shall be the court which he shall hold till the expiration
of his term of office. After the magistrate having the first choice shall have selected his court, the
magistrate having the second choice shall proceed to select his court in the same manner, and so
on until all the magistrates shall have selected their courts in the order of the lots drawn by them.
The councils shall not change the localities of the respective courts during the terms for which
the said magistrates shall have been elected; and thereafter, at the expiration of the term of five
years for which the said magistrates have been elected, their successors shall be elected and
select their courts in the manner hereinbefore set forth,” is hereby amended to read as follows :-
        Section 5. After the city councils have located the said courts by numbers, and before
said magistrates shall enter upon the discharge of their duties, they shall assemble in the presence
of the mayor of the city of Philadelphia, and draw lots, in the order of the alphabetical rotation of
their surnames, for the right to choose which of the courts so located shall be held by each, and
when they shall have all drawn lots, the magistrate who shall have the first choice shall choose,
from the whole number of courts, which court he desires to select as his court, and the number
and location of the court chosen by him shall be the court which he shall hold till the expiration
of his term of office. After the magistrate having the first choice shall have selected his court, the
magistrate having the second choice shall proceed to select his court in the same manner, and so
on until all the magistrates shall have selected their courts in the order of the lots drawn by them.
The councils shall not change the localities of the respective courts during the terms for which
the said magistrates shall have been elected; and thereafter, at the expiration of the term of six
years for which the said magistrates have been elected, their successors shall be elected, and
select their courts in the manner hereinbefore set forth.
        APPROVED-The 23d day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                   WM. C. SPROUL.
City of Philadelphia.
Section 5, act of February 5, (P. L. 56),amendment.
Magistrates courts.
Choice of courts by magistrates.
Change of courts.



                                             No. 143.
                                             AN ACT
        To amend an act, approved the eleventh day of April, one thousand nine hundred and
thirteen (Pamphlet Laws, fifty-eight), entitled “An act supplementary to an act, entitled „An act
for the protection of the public health, by prohibiting the sale, offering for sale, exposing for sale,
or having in possession with intent to sell, of eggs unfit for food, as therein defined, and
prohibiting the use of such eggs in the preparation of food products; providing penalties for the
violation thereof, and providing for the enforcement thereof,‟ approved the eleventh day of
March, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and nine; providing for the denaturing by
kerosene of all eggs unfit for food, within the meaning of said act; and providing penalties for the
violation thereof”; providing for the licensing by the Dairy and Food Commissioner of persons,
copartnerships, associations, and corporations, engaged in the business of breaking eggs and
separating the egg content from the shell and using or disposing of the contents thereof for any
purpose; authorizing the Dairy and Food Commissioner and his agents and assistants to take
samples of eggs for the purpose of analysis; and providing penalties.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of an act, approved the eleventh day of
April, one thousand nine hundred and thirteen, entitled “An act supplementary to an act, entitled
„An act for the protection of the public health, by prohibiting the sale, offering for sale, exposing
for sale, or having in possession with intent to sell, of eggs unfit for food, as herein defined, and
prohibiting the use of such eggs in the preparation of food products; providing penalties for the
violation thereof, and providing for the enforcement thereof,‟ approved the eleventh day of
March, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and nine; providing for the denaturing by
kerosene of all eggs unfit for food, within the meaning of said act; and providing penalties for the
violation thereof,” which reads as follows:-
         “Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporate
body, by himself, herself, itself, or themselves, or by his, her, its, or their agents, servants, or
employes, to sell, offer for sale, expose for sale, or have in possession with intent to sell, eggs
that are unfit for food, within the meaning of an act, entitled „An act for the protection of the
public health, by prohibiting the sale, offering for sale, exposing for sale, or having in possession
with intent to sell, of eggs unfit for food, as therein defined, and prohibiting the use of such eggs
in the preparation of food products; providing penalties for the violation thereof, and providing
for the enforcement thereof,‟ approved the eleventh day of March, Anno Domini one thousand
nine hundred and nine, for any purpose, use, cause, or reason whatsoever, unless the same shall
have first been denatured with a sufficient quantity of kerosene to render all of the same unfit for
use in the preparation of food and food products; and further providing, that the shells of all such
eggs that may be unfit for food, as hereinbefore mentioned, shall first be removed or broken, by
smashing or otherwise, so as to permit free impregnation of the whole of the egg substance by
the denaturing fluid; and all persons violating any of the provisions hereof shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor, and subject to the same penalties as provided in the act to which this is a
supplement,” is hereby amended to read as follows:-
         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That it shall be unlawful for any person, copartnership,
association, or corporation, to conduct, at any given place, any business of opening eggs and
separating the egg content from the shell and using or disposing of the content thereof for any
purpose, unless he, she, it, or they have first applied for and secured a license so to do from the
Dairy and Food Commissioner. The form of such license shall be prescribed by the Dairy and
Food Commissioner. The application for a license, in addition to other matters which may be
required to be stated thereon by said Dairy and Food Commissioner, shall contain an accurate
description of the place where the proposed separation of eggs is intended to be carried on, and
the name and style under which said business is proposed to be conducted. If the said application
is satisfactory to the Dairy and Food Commissioner, and said name and style shall not, in the
judgment of the Dairy and Food Commissioner, be calculated to deceive or mislead the public as
to the real nature of the business so proposed to be .carried on, the Dairy and Food
Commissioner shall issue to the applicant a license, authorizing him, her, it, or them to engage in
the business of opening the eggs and separating the egg content from the shell; for which said
license the applicant shall first pay the annual sum of fifty dollars. The said license fee, when
received by the Dairy and Food Commissioner, shall be by him immediately covered into the
State Treasury for the use of the Commonwealth. Such license shall not authorize the holder
thereof to carry on the business of opening the eggs and separating the egg content from the shell
at any place other than that designated in the application and license. All licenses shall be taken
out for a full year.
         The opening of eggs unfit for food purposes and their denaturing by kerosene shall not be
permitted in any building or premises where the opening of eggs for food purposes is carried on,
and such egos as are found to be unfit for food purposes must be placed in containers, painted of
a bright red color, and such red colored containers must not be used for wholesome eggs, nor be
found in establishments where food products are prepared; and violations of either of these
provisions shall be a misdemeanor and subject to the same penalties as the act of which this is
supplement.
         It shall be unlawful for any person, copartnership, association, or corporation, by himself,
herself, itself, or themselves, or by his, her, its, or their agents, servants, or employes, to sell,
offer for sale, expose for sale, or have in possession, eggs that are unfit for food, within the
meaning of an act, entitled “An act for the protection of the public health, by prohibiting the sale,
offering for sale, exposing for sale or having in possession with intent to sell, of eggs unfit for
food, as therein defined, and prohibiting the use of such eggs in the preparation of food products;
providing penalties for the violation thereof, and providing for the enforcement thereof,”
approved the eleventh day of March, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and nine, for any
purpose, use, cause, or reason whatsoever, unless the same shall have first been denatured with a
sufficient quantity of kerosene to render all of the same unfit for use in the preparation of food
and food products; and further providing, that the shells of all such eggs that may be unfit for
food, as hereinbefore mentioned, shall first be removed or broken, by smashing or otherwise, so
as to permit a free impregnation of the whole of the egg substance by the denaturing fluid.
For the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this act, the Department of Agriculture, through its
officers, the Dairy and Food Commissioner and his agents and assistants, shall have full access
to .all places of business, factories, mills, buildings, cars, vessels, barrels, tanks, containers, and
packages of whatever kind, used in keeping, storing, shipping, and handling eggs, and shall have
power to take sufficient quantity of eggs therefrom, upon or offering payment for the same, for
the purpose of making an analysis thereof.
         All persons, copartnerships, associations, or corporations, violating any of the provisions
of this act, or interfering with or refusing to give access to the Dairy and Food Commissioner or
any of his agents or assistants when securing quantities of eggs for the purpose of analysis, shall
be guilty of a misdemeanor, and subject to the same penalties as provided in the act to which this
is a supplement.
         APPROVED-The 23d day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                    WM. C. SPROUL.
Public health.
Business of opening egg and separating content from shell.
Section 1, act of April 11, 1913 (P. L. 58), cited for amendment.
License.
Form.
Application for license.
issuing of license.
License fees.
Place where business may be carried on.
Eggs unfit for food.
Sale, etc., of.
Denaturing by use of kerosene.
Penalties
                                            No. 144.
                                            AN ACT
        Creating a reward or bounty for the destruction of certain noxious animals killed within
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; providing a method for the payment of the same; and
providing the method of furnishing evidence of said destruction, and penalties for the violation
of the several provisions hereof.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That a reward or bounty shall be paid by this
Commonwealth for the killing, within the Commonwealth only, of the following noxious
animals: For each Canada or bay lynx, commonly called bobcat or wildcat, the sum of eight
dollars; for each fox, the sum of two dollars; for each weasel, the sum of two dollars; and for
each mink, the sum of one dollar.
        Section 2. It shall be the duty of any person who, having killed within this
Commonwealth one or more of the animals named in section one of this act, and being desirous
of securing the reward or bounty named for such killing, as fixed by section one of this act, to
produce such slain animal or animals, or the entire pelt thereof, before any game protector, or
special deputy game protector, or any other person authorized to administer oaths, within this
Commonwealth, and to make affidavit that he or some member of his family, naming such
person, killed the same (naming it), stating clearly the approximate time of such killing, that it
was killed in a wild state, that the place where such animal was killed (naming it) was within the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and that such animal was not reared in captivity. Upon the
production of such animal or pelt before any person authorized to take affidavits under the
provisions of this act, such official shall prepare his statement in accordance with the provisions
of this act, and such official shall include in one affidavit all claims for bounty that may be made
by one person, at one time, not to exceed five, and shall, excepting in the case of a salaried game
protector, receive, in full for services rendered, a fee of twenty-five cents (25c) where but one
animal is named in such, affidavit; where more than one animal is named in one affidavit, the fee
shall be fifty cents (50c) ; such fee in all cases to be paid by the claimant for bounty. The
affidavit shall preferably be made upon forms to be provided by the Board of Game
Commissioners on demand made by any person authorized to take affidavits within this
Commonwealth; and all affidavits of this character shall, in all cases, clearly set forth the name
of the animal killed for which a bounty is claimed, the name of the person killing same, the
approximate time when such animal was killed, that it was killed in a wild state, giving as nearly
as possible the name of the place and county within this Commonwealth where same was killed,
and that such animal was not reared or held in captivity.
        Upon the completion of such affidavit and the payment of the fee as above stated, the
game protector or other person administering the oath shall, without splitting the face or
otherwise mutilating the skin as otherwise provided in this act, deliver said affidavit and skin or
pelt brought before him to the claimant for bounty, who shall, as soon as may be, forward such
affidavit and the and skin or pelt of the animal or animals for the killing of which a bounty
claimed and named in such affidavit to the secretary of the Board of Game Commissioners at
Harrisburg.
        Section 3. Upon the receipt of such affidavit and skins or pelts in proper form, the
secretary of the Board of Game Commissioners, being satisfied that the skins or pelts presented
to him are the skins or pelts of animals for the killing of which a bounty is offered by this act,
and that such claims are in all respects legitimate, shall split the face of the skin from between
the eyes through the end of the nose; and shall, as quickly as may be, forward his check to the
claimant for the amount found to be due, and shall return all such skins or pelts, at the expense of
the bounty fund, to such address as the owner may direct; and shall, at least once a month, render
an accounting to the Auditor General, in such form as he may prescribe, of all claims paid,
giving the name and address of the payee, the number of the check given, and the amount so
paid.
        For the purpose of this authority, the secretary of the Game Commission is hereby
empowered to make requisition upon the fund in the State Treasury designated by law as the
Bounty Fund, and to secure, through a warrant of the Auditor General, such an amount monthly
from such fund as may be considered necessary to meet the demands that may be made for
bounty during the succeeding month. The bond of the secretary of the Game Commission shall
be in such amount as to cover the amount of cash in his hands at any time.
        Section 4. The Auditor General, upon presentation to him of the requisition of the
secretary of the Board of Game Commissioners, shall draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer
against the fund, hereinafter designated, received from the hunters‟ license fees, fines, penalties,
and other laws of this Commonwealth, as set out in the fifth section of this act of Assembly,
and hereinafter designated “Fund for the Payment of Bounties.”
        Section 5. Pursuant to section twelve of the act of April seventeenth, one thousand nine
hundred and thirteen (Pamphlet Laws, eighty-five), providing for the licensing of hunters, which
provides, “It being specifically provided that fifty per centum of any fund re-turned to the State
through or because of the provisions of this act, or so much of said fifty per centum as may be
needed, shall be applied by the Legislature at its biennial sessions to the payment of bounties,”-
one-half of the said sum hereafter received from all hunters‟ license fees, fines, and penalties,
under the provisions of said act of Assembly, and all other fines and penalties set apart under any
other laws of this Commonwealth for the payment of bounties, are hereby directed to be placed
by the .State Treasurer in a separate and special fund, to be designated and known as “Fund for
the Payment of Bounties”; and all the moneys placed in said fund are declared to be available as
soon as paid into the State Treasury, and are hereby specifically appropriated for the payment of
the bounties as provided by this act; and the Auditor General shall charge against the said fund
all the warrants drawn by him for the payment of bounties; and the State Treasurer is directed to
pay out of said und all of the warrants so drawn by the Auditor General in favor of the secretary
of the Game Commission: Provided, That the office expenses, clerk hire, postage, et cetera,
necessary to the performance of the extra duties imposed by this act upon the Board of Game
Commissioners, shall be a charge against the fund created by this act, and shall be paid, upon
requisition of the secretary of said board, and in the same form and manner as requisitions for
bounty are paid: Provided further, That any moneys so placed in this fund and not needed under
the provisions of this act, shall used solely for the purpose of wild bird and game protection,
under the supervision of the Board of Game Commissioners, in the same manner as other
moneys held separate and apart for such use.
        Section 6. The game protectors and special deputy game protectors of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are hereby authorized and empowered to administer the oath
necessary to the proving of the claims made, as provided by section two of this act, but no charge
for administering such oath is to made by any salaried game protector: Provided, That special
deputy game protectors shall supply seals their own expense for such work.
        Section 7. It shall be unlawful for any person, any time, to collect, or to attempt to collect,
a bounty for the killing of any animal named in this act, the front of the face of which is split
before presentation to the persons authorized to take affidavits under the provisions of this act; or
to, at any time, collect, or attempt to collect, a second bounty for the killing any animal under the
provisions of this act; or collect, or attempt to collect, such bounty through the presentation of
the skin or carcass, or any part thereof, of any animal not named in this act, or through deception
of any character; or to present, for the purpose securing the bounty provided for by this act, the
skin or carcass, or any part thereof, of an animal that has been reared or held in captivity, or the
skin or carcass, or any part thereof, of any animal killed or captured outside of this
Commonwealth. Every person who shall wilfully or fraudulently collect, or attempt collect, any
reward or bounty provided for by this act, to which he or they are not legally entitled under the
provisions of this act; or shall aid or abet or assist, any capacity, official or otherwise, in any
attempt defraud the State through the collection or payment of any reward or bounty provided for
by this act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall, in addition to
the penalty that may imposed for perjury where a false affidavit is made, be sentenced to pay to
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania a fine of not less than one hundred dollars or more than five
hundred dollars; or, in default the payment thereof with costs, shall suffer an imprisonment, in
the common jail of the county in which the affidavit is made, for a period of one day in jail for
each dollar of fine imposed and unpaid.
         Section 8. An act, entitled “An act creating a reward or bounty for the destruction of
certain noxious animals killed within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; providing a method
for the payment of the same; and providing the method of furnishing evidence of said
destruction, and penalties for the violation of the several provisions hereof,” approved the
fifteenth day of April, one thousand nine hundred and fifteen (Pamphlet Laws, one hundred and
twenty-six), is hereby repealed.
The repeal of the aforesaid act of Assembly shall not affect any prosecutions pending at the date
this act becomes effective, nor prevent the institution of any prosecution for violation of any
provisions of the aforesaid act committed prior to the date this act becomes effective, but all such
pending prosecutions shall be terminated, and all such violations shall be prosecuted, in the same
manner and under the same authority and with like effect as prior to the date this act becomes
effective.
         Section 9. The provisions of this act shall be effective on and after the first day of June,
one thousand nine hundred and nineteen, and not prior to that date.
         APPROVED-The 23d day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                   WM. C. SPROUL.
Noxious animals.
Bounties for killing.
Wildcat.
Fox.
Weasel.
Mink.
Procedure to secure bounty.
Production or animal of pelt.
Affidavit
Fee for affidavit.
Affidavit.
Duty of official.
Delivery of pelt and affidavit to claimant.
Forwarding of affidavit to Board of Game Commissioners.
Duty of secretary of board.
Mutilation of pelt.
Forwarding of check and pelt to claimant.
Accounting with Auditor General.
Requisitions on state Treasury.
Bond.
Warrants.
Fund for payment of bounties.
Act of April 17, 1913 (P. L. 85).
Proviso.
Proviso.
Oaths.
Prohibitions.
Misdemeanor.
Penalty.
Act of April 15,. 1915 (P. L. 126).cited for repeal.
Pending prosecutions.
Acts previously committed.
when effective.


                                             No. 145.
                                             AN ACT
       To amend part of section one of an act, approved the twentieth day of July, one thousand
nine hundred and seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, one thousand one hundred fifty-eight), entitled “An
act to fix, regulate and establish the fees to be charged and received by constables in this
Commonwealth.”
       Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That so much of section one of an act, approved the
twentieth day of July, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, one thousand
one hundred fifty-eight), entitled “An act to fix, regulate and establish the fees to be charged and
received by constables in this Commonwealth,” which reads as follows:-
       “For attending general, special, township, ward, or borough election, three dollars, which
sum shall include pay for serving notices in writing to the persons elected at such special,
township, ward, or borough elections: Provided, That where any such election be held in any
township, ward, or borough in which there are more than one election districts or precincts, and a
deputy constable is appointed to attend an election held at each of such districts or precincts, said
deputy constables shall each receive the sum of three dollars, “is hereby amended to read as
follows:-
       For attending general, special, township, ward, or borough election, five dollars, which
sum shall include pay for serving notices in writing to the persons elected at such special,
township, ward, or borough elections: Provided, That where any such election be held in any
township, ward, or borough in which there are more than one election districts or precincts, and a
deputy constable is appointed to attend an election held at each of such districts or precincts, said
deputy constable shall each receive the sum of five dollars.
       APPROVED-The 23d day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                  WM. C. SPROUL.
Constables.
Fees.
Portion of section 1, act of July 20, 1917 (P. L. .158), cited for amendment.
For attending elections.


                                             No. 146.
                                             AN ACT
         Providing for the protection of the public health, and the prevention of fraud and
deception, by regulating the weighing, testing, buying, and selling of milk and cream; providing
for the examination and appointment of certified testers, and the issuing of licenses and making
of tests; and providing penalties.
         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That every creamery, shipping station, milk factory, cheese
factory, ice cream factory, or milk condensary, or person, receiving, buying, paying for, and
selling milk or cream, on the basis of, or with reference to, the amount of butterfat contained
therein, shall be required to hold a permit. The permit shall be issued to such creamery, shipping
station, milk factory, cheese factory, ice cream factory, condensary, or person, by the Secretary
of Agriculture. The permit shall be valid for a term of one calendar year, and shall be revoked by
the Secretary of Agriculture for violation of the provisions of this act. This provision shall not
apply to individuals buying milk or cream for private use, or to hotels, restaurants, boarding
houses, railroad dining cars, or drug stores.
         Section 2. It shall be unlawful for any person, association, copartnership, or corporation,
their agents or servants, engaged in the business of buying milk or cream on the basis of, or in
any manner with reference to, the amount or percentage of butterfat contained therein, to
underread, overread, or otherwise fraudulently manipulate the test, commonly known as the
“Babcock test,” used for determining the percentage of such fat in said milk or cream, or to
falsify the record thereof, or to make the “Babcock” reading except when the fat has a
temperature of one hundred ination, at the discretion of the Secretary of Agriculture, upon the
payment of two dollars. All moneys so collected shall be used to meet the expenses of
theDepartment of Agriculture. Each certified tester shall post his license in plain view in the
testing room which he is employed. The Secretary of Agriculture shall revoke said license for
failure to post it as above required or for any other just cause.
         Section 5. Any person, association, copartnership, or corporation, engaged in the business
of buying milk or cream on the basis of, or in any way with reference to, the amount or
percentage of butterfat contained therein, as determined by the “Babcock test,” shall make such
test of milk or cream bought from each person at least once every sixteen days. The milk or
cream purchased from each person shall be represented by a composite sample, taken from each
of the several lots of milk or cream bought from said person, and shall cover a period of not more
than sixteen days. The composite samples, to which a suitable preservative has been added, shall
be made up of aliquot parts taken from each of the several lots of milk or cream bought from
each person concerned, and composite samples of all persons concerned shall cover the same
period of- time. Each composite sample shall be plainly labeled with the name of the person
whose milk or cream the composite sample represents, and with the date of the first and last day
of the period of time covered by the said composite sample. After such samples have been tested,
their residues shall be kept intact on the premises for a further period of not less than ten days, in
order to make possible a check test. The Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized to make
check tests whenever in his judgment such tests are for the public welfare.
        Section 6. No percentage of fat ascertained from a sample, containing milk or cream, that
has been treated as to cause it to test lower or higher than the test of the milk or cream from
which it was taken, shall be used as a basis of payment for milk or cream purchased or sold. No
composite sample shall tested for use as a basis for payment of milk, which has been kept more
than fifteen days after such composite sample has been completely taken.
        Section 7. No person, association, copartnership, or corporation, purchasing or selling
milk or cream, or both, by weight, and no agent or servant of any such person, association,
copartnership, or corporation, shall frauduently use, as the basis of payment for such purchase,
any weight other than the true weight of the milk or cream so purchased or sold.
        Section 8. The Secretary of Agriculture and his agents are hereby authorized to enter the
premises, and to examine the books and records and testing apparatus, of any person, association,
copartnership, or corporation, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this act.
        Section 9. The Secretary of Agriculture shall be charged with the enforcement of the
provisions of this act. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to prevent any
individual from prosecuting any one violating any of the provisions of this act.
        Section 10. Any person violating any of the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than one
hundred dollars ($100.00), or imprisonment in the county jail for not more than thirty days, or
both, in the discretion of the court.
        Section 11. All fines and penalties imposed and received for the violation of any of the
provisions of this act, shall be paid to the Secretary of Agriculture or his agent, and shall
thereafter be paid into the State Treasury for the use of the Commonwealth.
        Section 12. This act shall take effect January first, one thousand nine hundred and twenty,
but all necessary examinations shall have been held, and all licenses and permits issued, a
suitable length of time previous to the above date.
        Section 13. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.
        APPROVED-The 23d day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                  WM. C. SPROUL.
Dealers in milk and cream.
Permits.
Exceptions.
Determination of amount of fat in milk or cream.
Use of Babcock test.
Testing utensils.
Certified testers.
Must make tests,
Definition.
Certificate fees.
Certificates.
Licenses and license fees.
Tests must be made every sixteen days.
Samples to be tested.
Check tests.
“Treated” samples.
Time within which samples must be tested.
Fraudulent weighing.
Enforcement by Department of Agriculture.
Prosecution by private individuals.
Penalties.
Disposition of fines.
When effective.
Repeal.


                                           No. 147.
                                           AN ACT
        Supplementary to an act, approved the eleventh day of May, one thousand nine hundred
and eleven, entitled “An act to provide for the appointment of county and city inspectors of
weights and measures; providing for their compensation and expenses; prescribing their duties;
prohibiting vendors from giving false or insufficient weights; and fixing the penalties for the
violation of the provisions hereof”; providing for the examination of the glassware used for
testing milk and cream for butterfat with the Babcock test; prohibiting the use of inaccurate
testing glassware; defining the term Standard Babcock Glassware; and fixing penalties for the
violations of the provisions of this act.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That every person, firm, company, association, corporation,
or agent thereof, engaged in the business of buying milk or cream on the basis of, or in any
manner with reference to, the amount or percentage of butterfat contained therein, as determined
by the “Babcock test,” shall use standard “Babcock” bottles, pipettes, and weights, as defined in
section two of this act. All such Babcock test bottles, pipettes, and weights, so used, shall have
been inspected for accuracy by the Bureau of Standards of Pennsylvania or its proper officer or
agent, and shall be legibly and indelibly marked, by the said Bureau of Standards or its
inspectors of weights and measures, with the letters “S. G. P.” (Standard Glassware
Pennsylvania), and no Babcock bottle, pipette, or weight shall be used for such test unless so
examined and marked by the said inspectors of weights and measures. It shall be unlawful for
any person, persons, firm or company, association, corporation, or any agents, to use any other
than standard test bottles, pipettes, and weights, which have been examined and marked as
provided in this section, to determine the amount of fat in milk or cream bought on the butterfat
basis as determined by the Babcock test.
        Section 2. The term “Standard Babcock Testing Glassware” shall apply to glassware and
weights complying with the following specifications:
        (a) Standard Milk Test Bottles. Graduation The total per centum graduation shall be
eight. The graduated portion of the neck shall have a length of not less than sixty-three and five-
tenths millimeters (two and one-half inches). The graduation shall represent whole per centum,
five-tenths per centum, and tenths per centum. The tenths per centum graduation shall not be less
than three millimeters in length; the five-tenths per centum graduations shall be one millimeter
longer than the tenths per centum graduations, projecting one millimeter to the left; the whole per
centum graduations shall extend al least one-half way around the neck to the right and projecting
two millimeters to the left of the tenths per centum graduations. Each per centum graduation
shall be numbered, the number being placed on the left of the scale. The error at any point of the
scale shall not exceed one-tenth per centum.
Neck. The neck shall be cylindrical, and the cylindrical shape shall extend for at least nine
millimeters below the lowest and above the highest graduation mark. The top of the neck shall be
flared to a diameter of not less than ten millimeters.
        Bulb. The capacity of the bulb up to the junction of the neck shall not be less than forty-
five cubic centimeters. The shape of the bulb may be either cylindrical, or conical with the
smallest diameter at the bottom. If cylindrical, the outside diameter shall be between thirty-four
and thirty-six millimeters; if conical, the outside diameter of the base shall be between thirty-one
and thirty-three millimeters, and the maximum diameter between thirty-five and thirty-seven
millimeters.
        The charge of the bottle shall be eighteen grams.
        The total height of the bottle shall be between one hundred and fifty and one hundred and
sixty-five millimeters (five and seven-eighths and six and one-half inches).
        (b) Standard Cream Test Bottles.
        Three types of bottles shall be accepted as standard cream test bottles: a fifty per centum,
nine gram, longneck bottle; a fifty per centum, nine gram, long-neck bottle; and a fifty per
centum, eighteen gram, longneck bottle.
        Fifty per centum, nine gram, short-neck bottles: Graduation. The total per centum
graduation shall be fifty. The graduated portion of the neck shall have a length of not less than
sixty-three and five-tenths millimeters (two and one-half inches). The graduation shall represent
five per centum, one per centum, and five-tenths per centum. The five per centum graduations
shall extend at least half way around the neck to the right. The five-tenths per centum graduation
shall be at least three millimeters in length, and the one per centum graduations shall have length
intermediate between the five per centum and the five-tenths per centum graduations. Each five
per centum graduation shall be numbered, the number being placed on the left of the scale. The
error at any point of the scale shall not exceed five-tenths per centum.
        Neck. The neck shall be cylindrical, and the cylindrical shape shall extend at least nine
millimeters below the lowest, and nine millimeters above the highest graduation mark. The top
of the neck shall flared to a diameter of not less than ten millimeters.
        Bulb. The capacity of the bulb up to the junction of the neck shall not be less than forty-
five cubic centimeters. The shape of the bulb may be either cylindrical, or conical with the
smallest diameter the bottom. If cylindrical, the outside diameter shall be between thirty-four and
thirty-six millimeters; conical, the outside diameter of the base shall be between thirty-one and
thirty-three millimeters, and the maximum diameter between thirty-five and thirty-seven
millimeters.
        The charge of the bottle shall be nine grams. All bottles shall bear on top of the neck,
above the graduations, in plainly legible characters, a mark defining the weight of the charge to
be used (nine grams).
        The total height of the bottle shall be between one hundred and fifty and one hundred and
sixty-five millimeters (five and seven-eighths and six and one-half inches), same as standard
milk test bottles.
        Fifty per centum, nine gram, long-neck bottles:
        The same specifications in every detail as specified for the fifty per centum, nine gram,
short-neck bottle, shall apply for the long-neck bottle, „with the exception, however, the total
height of this bottle shall between two hundred and ten and two hundred and thirty-five
millimeters (eight and one-fourth and eight and seven-eighths inches), and that the total length
the graduation shall not be less than one hundred and twenty millimeters.
        Fifty per centum, eighteen gram, long-neck bottles:
        The same specifications in every detail as specified for the fifty per centum, nine gram,
long-neck bottles, except that the charge of the bottle shall be eighteen grams. All bottles shall
bear, on the top of the neck, above the graduation, in plainly legible characters, mark defining the
weight of the charge to be used (eighteen grams).
        (c) The Standard Babcock Pipette.
        Total length of pipette, not more than three hundred and thirty millimeters (thirteen and
one-fourth inches). Outside diameter of suction tube, six to eight millimeters. Length of suction
tube, one hundred and thirty millimeters. Outside diameter of delivery tube. four and five-tenths
to five and five-tenths millimeters. Length of delivery tube, one hundred to one hundred and
twenty millimeters. Distance of graduation mark above bulb, thirty to sixty millimeters. Nozzle,
straight. Delivery, seventeen and six-tenths cubic centimeters of water at twenty degrees
Centigrade five to eight seconds.
        (d) Standard Weights.
        The standard weights shall be of nine (9) grams and eighteen (18) grams denominations.
Section 3. Any person violating any of the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor, and shall be subject to the same penalties as provided in the act to which this is a
supplement.
        Section 4. The Bureau of Standards of the State Pennsylvania, through its inspectors of
weights and measures, shall be charged with the enforcement the provisions of this act.
        Section 5. The provisions of this act shall take effect January first, one thousand nine
hundred and twenty, with the exception that the provisions of section two, as respects the
denominations of the glassware therein specified, shall not be held to require the abandonment of
the use of glassware of other denominations in use at the time of the passage of this act, provided
that the said glassware of other than standard denominations shall have been certified, after
examination by the proper officer of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Standards, to be correct to their
graduations.
        APPROVED-The 23d day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                  WM. C. SPROUL
Dealers in milk and cream,
Use of Standard Babcock Testing Glassware.
Standard Babcock Glassware defined
Penalties.
Enforcement.
When effective.


                                            No. 148.
                                            AN ACT
        Amending “An act for the establishment of a uniform standard of time throughout the
Commonwealth,” approved the thirteenth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight
hundred and eighty-seven, so as to make the same uniform to the standard fixed by act of
Congress.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of an act, approved the thirteenth day of
April, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven (Pamphlet Laws, twenty-one), entitled “An
act for the establishment of a uniform standard of time throughout the Commonwealth,” which
reads as follows:-
        “Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That, on and after the first day of July, Anno Domini one
thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven, the mean solar time of the seventy-fifth meridian of
longitude west of Greenwich, commonly called eastern standard time, shall be the sole and
uniform legal standard of time throughout this Commonwealth; and, on and after the date
aforesaid, all days shall be everywhere taken to begin and end in accordance with said standard;
and every mention of or reference to any hour or time in any and all existing future acts of
Assembly, municipal ordinances, and corporate by-laws, in any and all existing or future rules or
regulations adopted by any public officer, or official board, in any and all rules of the courts of
the Commonwealth or any of them, whether standing or special, and whether now in force or
hereafter to be promulgated, in any and all orders, judgments and decrees of said courts or any of
them, and judgments and sentences of magistrates pronounced or entered on or after the date
aforesaid, in any and all contracts, deeds, wills and notices, and in the transaction of all matters
of business, public, legal, commercial or otherwise, shall be construed with reference to and in
accordance with the said standard hereby adopted, unless a different standard is therein expressly
provided for: Provided, however, That this act shall not operate .to impose upon any person any
forfeiture of rights, or subject hint to the consequences of any default, by reason of any failure
occurring prior, to the date aforesaid to comply with the requirement of or do any act under or in
pursuance of any law, ordinance, contract, notice, deed, will, regulation, rule, order, judgment,
sentence or decree, if such person shall, before the said date, have properly done the act or acts,
which would be requisite to save such forfeiture, or prevent such default, had this law not been
enacted,” be amended so as to read as follows:-
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That on and after the first day of July, Anno Domini one
thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven, the mean solar time of the seventy-fifth meridian of
longitude west of Greenwich, commonly called eastern standard time, shall be the sole and
uniform legal standard of time through out this Commonwealth; and on and after the date
aforesaid all days shall everywhere be taken to begin and end in accordance with said standard;
and every mention of, or reference to, any hour or time in any and all existing future acts of
Assembly, municipal ordinances, and corporate by-laws, in any and all existing or future rules or
regulations adopted by any public officer or official board, in any and all rules of the courts of
the Commonwealth or any of them, whether standing or special, and whether now in force or
hereafter to be promulgated, in any and all orders, judgments and decrees of said courts or any of
them, and judgments and sentences of magistrates pronounced or entered on or after the date
aforesaid, in any and all contracts, deeds, wills, and notices, and in the transaction of all matters
of business, public, legal, commercial, or otherwise,-shall be construed with reference to, and in
accordance with, the said standard hereby adopted, unless a different standard is therein
expressly provided for: Provided, however, That this act shall not operate to impose upon any
person any forfeiture of rights, or subject him to the consequences of any default, by reason of
any failure, occurring prior to the date aforesaid, to comply with the requirement of, or do any
act under or in pursuance of, any law, ordinance, contract, notice, deed, will, regulation, rule,
order, judgment, sentence, or decree, if such person shall, before the said date, have properly
done the act or acts which would be requisite to save such forfeiture or prevent such default had
this law not been enacted: And provided further, That when the standard time shall be advanced,
for any portion of the year, by any act of Congress, now in force or hereafter passed, the time so
fixed by such act of Congress shall be the standard time of this Commonwealth for such portion
of the year.
        APPROVED-The 23d day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                           WM. C. SPROUL.
Uniform standard of time.
Section 1, act of April 13, 1887 (P. L. 21), cited for amendment.
Standard eastern time.
Federal time.


                                           No. 149.
                                           AN ACT
        Providing a method for the abatement of the penalty as fixed by law for killing by
mistake-a deer or an elk in this Commonwealth.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the passage of this act, each individual
who may by mistake kill either an elk or a deer in this Commonwealth, contrary to any law of
this Commonwealth, shall have returned to him one-fourth of the penalty imposed by law for
such offense and actually paid by him to a legally authorized representative of the
Commonwealth, if such individual, to the best of his ability, dress and hang up the carcass of the
animal so killed, and shall, within twenty-four hours after such killing, make report of the wrong
done to either a justice of the peace or a game protector or a representative of the Department of
Forestry, in the neighborhood where the offense was committed, and shall give to such person
definite information regarding the place where such carcass may be found, and shall, within the
same period of twenty-four hours after such killing, forward to the Board of Game
Commissioners at Harrisburg a statement in writing, under oath, explaining when and where and
how such mistake was made.
        Section 2. Said one-fourth of the penalty, imposed by law and paid into the hands of the
Board of Game Commissioners at Harrisburg, shall be returned to the said individual as quickly
as possible .after the said board is satisfied that said killing was by mistake and was not
intentional.
        APPROVED-The 23d day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                WM. C. SPROUL.
Deer and elk.
Killed by mistake.
Abatement of penalty.
Preparation of carcass.
Report to authorities.
Time of refund.


                                           No. 150.
                                           AN ACT
         Reorganizing the Adjutant General‟s Department, designating the officers and employes
thereof, and fixing the salaries of each.
         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the Adjutant General‟s Department, on and after June
first, nineteen hundred and nineteen, shall consist of the bureaus and branches thereof, together
with officers and employes named, whose annual salaries are hereby fixed, and shall be as
follows:-
       The Adjutant General, at a salary of seven thousand five hundred ($7,500) dollars per
annum.
       The Deputy Adjutant General, at a salary of three thousand six hundred ($3,600) dollars
per annum.

                             BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION.
One chief clerk, who shall also be secretary to the State Armory Board, at a salary of three
thousand six hundred ($3,600) dollars per annum.
One file clerk, at a salary of one thousand four hundred ($1,400) dollars per annum.
One assistant file clerk, at a salary of one thousand two hundred ($1,200) dollars per annum.
One stenographer, who shall also be stenographer to the State Armory Board, at a salary of one
thousand eight hundred and eighty ($1,880) dollars per annum.
One stenographer, at a salary of one thousand five hundred ($1,500) dollars per annum.
One stenographer, at a salary of one thousand four hundred ($1,400) dollars per annum.
One clerk, who shall also act as clerk for the State Armory Board, at a salary of one thousand six
hundred ($1,600) dollars per annum.
One messenger, who shall also act as messenger for the State Armory Board, at a salary of one
thousand two hundred ($1,200) dollars per annum.

                                BUREAU OF ACCOUNTS.
(a) Finance Branch.
One bookkeeper, at a salary of one thousand eight hundred ($1,800) dollars per annum.
One warrant clerk, who shall also keep the accounts of the State Armory Board, at a salary of
two thousand ($2,000) dollars per annum.
One stenographer, at a salary of one thousand two hundred ($1,200) dollars per annum.
(b) Property Branch.
One order clerk, at a salary of one thousand five hundred ($1,500) dollars per annum.
One bookkeeper, at a salary of one thousand four hundred ($1,400) dollars per annum.
One bookkeeper, at a salary of one thousand two hundred ($1,200) dollars per annum.
One stenographer, at a salary of one thousand two hundred ($1,200) dollars per annum.

                                 BUREAU OF RECORDS.
(a) Personnel Branch.
One clerk, at a salary of one thousand four hundred ($1,400) dollars per annum.
One stenographer, at a salary of one thousand two hundred ($1,200) dollars per annum.
(b) Record Branch.
One search clerk, at a salary of one thousand eight hundred ($1,800) dollars per annum.
One assistant search clerk, at a salary of one thousand four hundred ($1,400) dollars per annum.
One stenographer, at a salary of one thousand two hundred ($1,200) dollars per annum.
One clerk, at a salary of one thousand ($1,000) dollars per annum.

                                 BUREAU OF SUPPLIES.
(a) Administration Branch.
One superintendent of State Arsenal, at a salary of three thousand four hundred ($3,400) dollars
per annum.
One assistant superintendent of State Arsenal, at a salary of two thousand two hundred ($2,200)
dollars per annum.
One foreman of State Arsenal, at a salary of two thousand ($2,000) dollars per annum.
(b) Accounting Branch.
One chief clerk, at a salary of one thousand eight hundred ($1,800) dollars per annum.
One bookkeeper, at a salary of one thousand five hundred ($1,500) dollars per annum.
One bookkeeper, at a salary of one thousand four hundred ($1,400) dollars per annum.
One stenographer, at a salary of one thousand four hundred ($1,400) dollars per annum.
Two stenographers, each at a salary of one thousand two hundred ($1,200) dollars per annum.
One receiving clerk, at a salary of one thousand hundred ($1,400) dollars per annum.
One shipping-clerk, at a salary of one thousand four hundred ($1,400) dollars per annum.
One assistant shipping-clerk, at a salary of
thousand two hundred ($1,200) dollars per annum.
(c) Manufacturing Branch.
One skilled tent-maker, at a salary of one thousand six hundred ($1,600) dollars per annum.
One skilled tent-maker, at a salary of one thousand four hundred ($1,400) dollars per annum.
One canvasman, at a salary of one thousand four hundred ($1,400) dollars per annum.
One canvasman, at a salary of one thousand hundred ($1,200) dollars per annum.
One tailor, at a salary of one thousand two hundred ($1,200) dollars per annum.
(d) Mechanical Branch.
One carpenter, at a salary of one thousand six hundred ($1,600) dollars per annum.
One carpenter, at a salary of one thousand three hundred ($1,300) dollars per annum.
One general mechanic, at a salary of one thousand six hundred ($1,600) dollars per annum.
One painter, at a salary of one thousand two hundred ($1,200) dollars per annum.
One blacksmith, at a salary of one thousand hundred ($1,200) dollars per annum.
One pipefitter, at a salary of one thousand two hundred ($1,200) dollars per annum.
One auto mechanic, at a salary of one thousand hundred ($1,500) dollars per annum.
One assistant auto mechanic, at a salary of one thousand three hundred ($1,300) dollars per
annum.
Three chauffeurs, each at a salary of one thousand two hundred ($1,200) dollars per annum.
One garage man, at a salary of one thousand two hundred ($1,200) dollars per annum.
(e) Utility Branch.
One engineer, at a salary of one thousand four hundred ($1,400) dollars per annum.
One fireman, at a salary of one thousand two hundred ($1,200) dollars per annum.
One charman, at a salary of one thousand ($1,000) dollars per annum.
Three watchmen, each at a salary of one thousand hundred ( 1200) dollars per annum.]
Section 2. All employes in the office of the Adjutant General and in the State Arsenal shall be
appointed by the Adjutant General, who is hereby authorized to make such assignments to duty
and to change or alter such assignments as may in his judgment be necessary to subserve the
interests of the Commonwealth.
Section 3. All salaries provided for in this act shall be. paid as now provided by law.
Section 4. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith be, and the same are hereby, repealed.
APPROVED-The 23d day of May, A. D. 1919.
WM. C. SPROUL.
Department of the Adjutant General.
Organization and salaries.
Adjutant General.
Deputy Adjutant General.
Chief clerk.
File clerks.
Stenographers.
Clerk.
Messenger.
Bookkeeper.
Warrant clerk.
Stenographer.
Order clerk.
Bookkeepers.
Stenographer.
Clerk.
Stenographer.
Search clerks.
Stenographer.
Clerk.
Superintendents.
Foreman.
Chief clerk.
Stock keeper.
Bookkeeper.
Stenographers.
Clerks.
Tent-makers.
Canvasmen.
Tailor.
Carpenters.
Mechanic.
Painter.
Blacksmith.
Pipefitter.
Auto mechanics.
Chauffeurs.
Garageman.
Engineer.
Fireman.
Charman.
Watchmen.
Appointment.
Duties.
Payment.
Repeal.
                                            No. 151.
                                            AN ACT
       Designating Frances Willard Day in the public schools.
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That September twenty-eighth, or the school day nearest such day,
in each year, shall be designated as Frances Willard Day, and in each school district and in each
school a part of such day may be set apart for instruction in the life of, and the principles
advocated by, Frances Willard.
       APPROVED-The 23d day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                             WM. C. SPROUL.
Public schools.
Frances Willard Day.


                                            No. 152.
                                            AN ACT
        Amending section six of an act, approved the first day of May, one thousand nine
hundred seven (Pamphlet Laws, one hundred and thirty-five), entitled “An act relating to the
appointment of stenographers and assistant stenographers to report proceedings in the several
courts of common pleas, and orphans‟ courts, courts of oyer and terminer and general jail
delivery, and courts of quarter sessions of the peace, of this Commonwealth, as well as before
commissioners, masters, and special masters in chancery, referees, examiners, auditors, and other
officers; prescribing their powers and duties, and when such reports shall be evidence of the facts
reported; prescribing their compensation and allowances for expenses, when the same shall be
paid by the county wherein such stenographers or assistant stenographers are employed, and
when by the parties to such proceedings; and repealing an act, entitled „An act directing the
appointment of official stenographers in the several civil courts of this Commonwealth;
authorizing the appointment of stenographers by examiners, masters, referees, commissioners,
and auditors; authorizing the appointment of assistant stenographers; repealing „An act to
authorize the appointment of stenographers the several courts of this Commonwealth, prescribing
their duties and fixing their compensation,‟ approved May fifteenth, one thousand eight hundred
and seventy-four; repealing „An act authorize the appointment of stenographers in the several
courts of this Commonwealth, prescribing their duties and fixing their compensation,‟ approved
May eighth, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six; and repealing „An act defining the duty
of court stenographers in the several counties in this State,‟ approved June tenth, one thousand
eight hundred and eighty-one, approved the twenty-fourth day of May, one thousand eight
hundred and eighty-seven; but such repeal not to revive any law repealed by the said act of
twenty-fourth of May, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven,” as amended.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sixth section of an act, approved the first day of
May, one thousand nine hundred seven (Pamphlet Laws, one hundred and thirty-five), entitled
“An act relating to the appointment of stenographers and assistant stenographers to report
proceedings in the several courts of common pleas, and orphans‟ courts, courts of oyer and
terminer and general jail delivery, and courts of quarter sessions of the peace, of this
Commonwealth, as well as before commissioners, masters, and special masters in chancery,
referees, examiners, auditors, and other officers; prescribing their powers and duties, and when
such reports shall be evidence of the facts reported; prescribing their compensation and
allowances for expenses, when the same shall be paid by the county wherein such stenographers
or assistant stenographers are employed, and when by the parties to such proceedings; and
repealing an act, entitled „An act directing the appointment of official stenographers in the
several civil courts of this Commonwealth; authorizing the appointment of stenographers by
examiners, masters, referees, commissioners, and auditors; authorizing the appointment of
assistant stenographers; repealing „An act to authorize the appointment of stenographers in the
several courts of this Commonwealth, prescribing their duties and fixing their compensation,‟
approved May fifteenth, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four (Pamphlet Laws, one
hundred and eighty-two); repealing „An act to authorize the appointment of stenographers in the
several courts of this Commonwealth, prescribing their duties and fixing their compensation,‟
approved May eighth, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six, and repealing (Pamphlet
Laws, one hundred and forty) „An act defining the duty of court stenographers in the several
counties in this State,‟ approved June tenth, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one,‟
approved the twenty-fourth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven; but such
repeal not to revive any law repealed by the said act of twenty-fourth of May, one thousand eight
hundred and eighty-seven,” as amended by an act, approved the twenty-eighth day of May, one
thousand nine hundred fifteen (Pamphlet Laws, five hundred and ninety-four), entitled “An act to
amend an act, approved the first day of May, one thousand nine hundred seven, entitled „An act
relating to the appointment of stenographers and assistant stenographers to report proceedings in
the several courts of common pleas and orphans‟ courts, courts of oyer and terminer and general
jail delivery, and courts of quarter sessions of the peace, of this Commonwealth. as well as
before commissioners, masters, and special masters in chancery, referees, examiners, auditors,
and other officers; prescribing their powers and duties, and when such reports shall be evidence
of the facts reported; prescribing their compensation and allowances for expenses, when the
same shall be paid by the county wherein such stenographers or assistant stenographers are
employed, and when by the parties to such proceedings; and repealing an act, entitled „An act
directing the appointment of official stenographers in the several civil courts of this
Commonwealth; authorizing the appointment of stenographers by examiners, masters, referees,
commissioners, and auditors; authorizing the appointment of assistant stenographers; repealing
„An act to authorize the appointment of stenographers in the several courts of this
Commonwealth, prescribing their duties and fixing their compensation,‟ approved May fifteenth,
one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four; repealing „An act to authorize the appointment of
stenographers in the several courts of this Commonwealth, prescribing their duties and fixing
their compensation,‟ approved May eighth, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six; and
repealing „An act defining the duty of court stenographers in the several counties of this State,‟
approved June tenth, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one,‟ approved the twenty-fourth
day of May, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven; but such repeal not to revive any law
repealed by said act of twenty-fourth of May, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven,‟ “
which, as amended, reads as follows:-
        “Section 6. Each official stenographer shall be paid a compensation at the rate of ten
dollars per day for every day actually present by himself or his assistant upon a trial or other
proceeding, for the purpose of taking notes by the direction of any judge or judges of any of the
courts aforesaid, or in attendance upon any of the said judges in connection with the business of
the courts, and also be allowed, in addition, such expenses and supplies as the court may deem
proper and necessary; said per diem compensation and allowances for expenses and supplies to
be paid by the county in and for which the said services are performed, upon the order of the
presiding judge. Whenever, in the opinion of the judges of any of said courts, the proper dispatch
of the business of said courts requires the increased attendance of any official stenographer upon
them, or in the court of said judge or judges, they may order and decree that, in lieu of the
aforesaid per diem compensation, the official stenographer shall receive an annual compensation
of not lcss than one thousand dollars and not exceeding three thousand dollars, and, in addition
thereto, he shall be allowed such expenses and supplies as the court may deem proper and
necessary, which said annual compensation and allowance shall be paid by the county in and for
which the said services are rendered, upon the order of the presiding judge,” amended to read:-
        Section 6. Each official stenographer shall be paid a compensation at the rate of ten
dollars per day for every day actually present by himself or his assistant upon a trial or other
proceeding, for the purpose of taking notes by the direction of any judge or judges of any of the
courts aforesaid, or in attendance upon any of the said judges in connection with the business of
the courts, and also be allowed, in addition, such expenses and supplies as the court may deem
proper and necessary; said per diem compensation and allowance for expenses and supplies to be
paid by the county in and for which the said services are performed, upon the order of the
presiding judge. Whenever, in the opinion of the judges of any of said courts, the proper
despatch of the business of said courts requires the increased attendance of any official
stenographer upon them, or in the court said judge or judges, they may order and decree that, in
lieu of the aforesaid per diem compensation, the official stenographer shall receive an annual
compensation, the amount thereof to be fixed by said judge or judges, and, in addition thereto, he
shall be allowed such expenses and supplies as the court may deem proper and necessary, which
said annual compensation and allowance shall be paid by the county in and for which the said
services are rendered, upon the order of the presiding judge: Provided, That the said salary shall
not be less than fifteen hundred dollars exclusive of such expenses and supplies as the court may
deem proper and necessary.
        APPROVED-The 26th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                 WM. C. SPROUL.
Court stenographers.
Section , act of May 1, 1907 (P. L. 135), as amended by Section , act of May 28, 1915 (P. L.
504),citied for amendment.
Compensation per diem.
Expenses.
supplies.
Payment.
Annual salary,.
proviso.


                                           No. 153.
                                           AN ACT
        Amending section nine of an act of Assembly, entitled “An act for the appointment and
maintenance of a board, to be known as the Armory Board of the State of Pennsylvania, and for
the payment of its expenses, and for providing, managing, and caring for armories for the use of
the National Guard of Pennsylvania, throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and
making an appropriation for the same; authorizing the State Armory Board to receive from
counties, cities, municipalities and other sources donations or contributions for the purpose of
this act,” approved the eleventh day of May, one thousand nine hundred and five, by providing
for the return by the Commonwealth of any contributions of money, made by any county, city, or
municipality for the purpose of acquiring or erecting any armory, to such county, city, or
municipality upon the sale of any such armory under the provisions of the act to which this is a
supplement, and making the provisions of this act apply to sales heretofore as well as sales
hereafter made. Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section nine of an act of Assembly, entitled
“An act for the appointment and maintenance of a board, to be known as the Armory Board of
the State of Pennsylvania, and for the payment of its expenses, and for providing, managing, and
caring for armories for the use of the National Guard of Pennsylvania, throughout the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and making an appropriation for the same; authorizing the
„State Armory Board to receive from counties, cities, municipalities, and other sources donations
or contributions for the purpose of this act,” approved the eleventh day of May, one thousand
nine hundred and five (Pamphlet Laws, four hundred forty-two), which reads as follows:-
        “Section 9. That when the aforesaid Armory Board shall receive from the Governor
information of the disbandment of the organization of the National Guard of Pennsylvania
occupying and using an armory, provided by the Commonwealth under the direction the Armory
Board, it shall be the duty of said Armory Board to take charge of such armory; and they are
hereby authorized and directed to make sale of such armory, at public or private sale, after due
publication, .for the highest price to be obtained for the same, and return the proceeds thereof
into the State Treasury,” shall be, and the same is hereby, amended read as follows:-
        Section 9. That when the aforesaid Armory Board shall receive from the Governor
information of the disbandment of the organization of the National Guard of Pennsylvania
occupying and using an armory provided by the Commonwealth under the direction of the
Armory Board, it shall be the duty of said Armory Board to take charge of such armory, and they
are hereby authorized and directed to make sale of such armory, at public or private sale, after
due publication, for the highest price to be obtained for the same, and return the proceeds thereof
into the State Treasury. Upon the sale of any such armory, the Commonwealth shall return any
moneys contributed by any county, city, or municipality, for the purpose of purchasing land for,
acquiring, or erecting such armory, to such county, city, or municipality, which. amounts shall be
paid by the State Treasurer, from the proceeds of such sale, upon the warrant of the Auditor
General, upon properly authorized vouchers of the said board, and the provisions hereof shall
apply to sales heretofore made, as well as sales hereafter made, by said board under the
provisions of the act to which this is a supplement.
        APPROVED-The 26th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                 WM. C. SPROUL.
Armories.
Section 9, act of May 11, 1905, cited for amendment.
Disbandment of National Guard organization.
Sale of armory.
Return of contributions to counties,
cities or municipalities.
To hat sales applicable.
                                            No. 154.
                                            AN ACT
        To amend section one of an act, approved the seventh day of June, one thousand nine
hundred and fifteen (Pamphlet Laws, eight hundred and seventy), entitled “An act to amend,
revise and consolidate the law providing for the burial of certain honorably discharged soldiers,
sailors, and marines, at the expense of the counties in which they shall die or have a legal
residence at the time of their death; to provide a system for effecting the burial of such soldiers,
sailors, and marines; to provide headstones and markers for the graves of such soldiers, sailors,
and marines; and to authorize the county commissioners of the several counties to purchase plots
of ground for the burial of such soldiers, sailors, and marines,” as amended; providing for the
payment of funeral expenses of soldiers, sailors, and marines, dying while in service, and for
headstones for the graves of such soldiers, sailors, and marines.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of an act, approved the seventh day of
June, one thousand nine hundred and fifteen (Pamphlet Laws, eight hundred and seventy),
entitled “An act to amend, revise, and consolidate the law providing for the burial of certain
honorably discharged soldiers, sailors, and marines, at the expense of the counties in which they
shall die or have a legal residence at the time of their death; to provide a system for effecting the
burial of such soldiers, sailors, and marines; to provide headstones and markers for the graves of
such soldiers, sailors, and marines; and to authorize the county commissioners of the several
counties to purchase plots of ground for the burial of such soldiers, sailors, and marines,” which,
as amended by the act, approved the twelfth day of April, one thousand nine hundred and
seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, seventy-four), entitled An act to amend sections one, two, three, and
four of an act, approved the seventh day of June, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and
fifteen, entitled „An act to amend, revise, and consolidate the law providing for the burial of
certain honorably discharged soldiers, sailors, and marines, at the expense of the counties in
which they shall die or have a legal residence at the time of their death; to provide a system for
effecting the burial of such soldiers, sailors, and marines; to provide headstones and markers for
the graves of such soldiers, sailors, and marines; and to authorize the county commissioners of
the several counties to purchase plots of ground for the burial of such soldiers, sailors, and
marines,‟ “reads as follows:-
        “Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the county commissioners of each county in this
State are hereby authorized and directed to expend the sum of seventy-five dollars ($75.00)
toward the funeral expenses of any honorably discharged soldier, sailor, or marine, who served
or who shall hereafter serve in the Army or Navy of the United States during any war in which
the United States was or shall hereafter be engaged; or who served or shall hereafter serve in the
Army or Navy of the United States where a state or condition of war existed or shall hereafter
exist in the United States, or any foreign country or territory, or upon the high seas; or who was
in active service in the militia of the State of Pennsylvania, under and in pursuance of any
proclamation issued by the Governor during the Civil War, and not duly mustered into the
service of the United States, and who was honorably discharged or relieved from such service,
and shall hereafter die within their county, or shall die beyond their county and shall have had a
legal residence within their county at the time of his death,” is hereby amended to read as
follows:-
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the county commissioners of each county in this State
are hereby authorized and directed to expend the sum of seventy five dollars ($75.00) toward the
funeral expenses of any honorably discharged soldier, sailor. or marine, who served or who shall
hereafter serve in the Army or Navy of the United States during any war in which the United
States was or shall hereafter be engaged; or who served or shall hereafter serve in the Army or
Navy of the United States where a state or condition of war existed or shall hereafter exist in the
United States, or any foreign country, or territory or upon the high seas; or who was in active
service in the militia of the State of Pennsylvania, tinder and in pursuance of any proclamation
issued by the Governor during the Civil War, and not duly mustered into the service of the
United States; and who was honorably discharged or relieved from such service, and shall
hereafter die within their county, or shall die beyond their county and shall have had a legal
residence within their county at the time of his death. The county commissioners shall expend a
like sum toward the funeral expenses of any soldier, sailor, or marine, having a legal residence
within their county, who shall die anywhere within the United States while in the service of the
United States during times of war.
        APPROVED-The 26th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                              WM. C. SPROUL.
County commissioners.
Section 1, act of July 7. 1915 (P. L. 870), as amended by section 1,act of April 12, 1917 (P. L
74),cited for amendment.
Solder, sailors, and marines.
Funeral expenses of those dying in service.


                                            No. 155.
                                            AN ACT
        To amend section one of an act, approved the fifteenth day of April, one thousand nine
hundred and seven (Pamphlet Laws, eighty-six), entitled “An act fixing the salary of the
Superintendent of Public Instruction, and of the Deputy Superintendents of Public Instruction,”
fixing the salary of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for all services required to be
performed by law.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of an act, approved the fifteenth day of
April, one thousand nine hundred and seven (Pamphlet Laws, eighty-six), entitled “An act fixing
the salary of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and of the Deputy Superintendents of
Public Instruction,” which reads as follows:-
        “Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the first clay of April, Anno Domini
one thousand nine hundred and nine, the salary of the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall
be five thousand dollars per annum,” is hereby amended to read as follows:-
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the passage of this act, the salary of the
Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be twelve thousand dollars per annum, which salary
shall be full compensation for all services required by law to be performed by him as
Superintendent of Public Instruction or upon or in connection with any board or commission or
in any other capacity whatsoever.
        Section 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are repealed.
        APPROVED-The 27th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                   WM. C. SPROUL.
Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Section 1, act April 15, 1907 (P. L. 86), cited for amendment.
Salary.
                                        No. 156.
                                  A JOINT RESOLUTION
        Offering rewards for the arrest and conviction of persons threatening the lives of citizens
and the destruction of property.
        Whereas, Several attempts have been made upon the lives of prominent citizens of the
Commonwealth by the sending, through the mails, of deadly devices and instruments; and
        Whereas, Numerous threatening letters have been mailed within the last few days to
prominent citizens of the Commonwealth, threatening the lives of these citizens and the
destruction of property; therefore,
        Section 1. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, That the sum of five thousand dollars
($5,000) is hereby appropriated to the Auditor General and State Treasurer for the payment of
rewards for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons guilty of sending, through the
mails, deadly instruments and devices, and letters threatening the lives of prominent citizens and
the destruction of property.
        APPROVED-The 27th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                               WM. C. SPROUL.


                                            No. 157.
                                            AN ACT
         To amend part of the first section of an act, approved the eleventh day of July, Anno
Domini one thousand nine hundred and one, entitled “An act to regulate and establish the fees to
be charged by sheriffs in this Commonwealth, and to provide for the taxation and collection of
the same,” by requiring sheriff‟s fees for attending court, bringing into and removing therefrom
prisoners for arraignment, trial, and sentence, and for the execution of any other order of court, to
be paid by the county.
         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That that portion of section one of an act, approved the
eleventh day of July, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and one, entitled “An act to
regulate and establish the fees to be charged by sheriffs in this Commonwealth. and to provide
for the taxation and collection of the same,” which reads as follows:-
         “For attending court, bringing into and removing therefrom prisoners for arraignment,
trial and sentence, the sum of three dollars per day for the sheriff or each deputy, for each and
every day of criminal court, where the sheriff or deputy is actually present,” is hereby amended
to read as follows:-
         For attending court, bringing into and removing therefrom prisoners for arraignment,
trial, and sentence, and for the execution of any other order of court, the sum of three dollars per
day for the sheriff and each deputy, for each and every day of court, where the sheriff or deputy
is actually present, to be paid by the county.
         APPROVED-The 27th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                WM. C. SPROUL.
Sheriffs.
Fees.
Portion of section 1 act of July 11 1901 (P. L. 663), cited for amendment
Attending court, etc.
Payment by county.
                                            No. 158.
                                            AN ACT
        To amend section six hundred two of the act, approved the eighteenth day of May, one
thousand nine hundred and eleven (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred and nine), entitled “An act to
establish a public school system in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, together with the
provisions by which it shall be administered, and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof;
providing revenue to establish and maintain the same, and the method of collecting such
revenue; and repealing all laws, general, special, or local, or any parts thereof, that are or may be
inconsistent therewith.”
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section six hundred two of the act, approved the
eighteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and eleven (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred
and nine), entitled “An act to establish a public school system in the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, together with the provisions by which it shall be administered, and prescribing
penalties for the violation thereof; providing revenue to establish and maintain the same, and the
method of collecting such revenue, and repealing all laws, general, special, or local, or any parts
thereof, that are or may be inconsistent therewith,” which reads as follows:-
        Section 602. In order to comply with the provisions of this act, and subject to the
conditions thereof, the board of school directors of each district is hereby vested with the
necessary power and authority to acquire, in the name of the district, by purchase, lease, gift,
devise, agreement, condemnation, or otherwise, any and all such real estate, either vacant or
occupied, as the board of school directors may deem necessary to furnish suitable sites for school
buildings and playgrounds for said district, or to enlarge the grounds of any school property held
by such district, and to sell. convey, transfer, dispose of, or abandon the same, or any part
thereof, as the board of school directors may determine,” is hereby amended to read as follows:-
        Section 602. In order to comply with the provisions of this act, and subject to the
conditions thereof. The board of school directors of each district is hereby vested with the
necessary power and authority to acquire, in the name of the district, by purchase, lease, gift.
devise, agreement, condemnation, or otherwise, any and all such real estate, either vacant or
occupied, as the board of school directors may deem necessary to furnish suitable sites for school
buildings and playgrounds for said district, or to enlarge the grounds of any school property held
by such district, and to sell, convey, transfer, dispose of, or abandon the same, or any part
thereof, as the board of school directors may determine.
        Where the territory of any school district entirely or partially surrounds the territory of
another school district, or where any part of the territory of any school district is so located that
access thereto can be had only by passing through some other school district, where an existing
school building, private or public, not required for school purposes by the district in which the
same is located, is conveniently located for use, the board of school directors are authorized, for
the convenience of attending pupils, to acquire, by purchase, lease, or condemnation, any such
school building or any real estate in such other district for the erection thereon of school
buildings, and to sell, convey, transfer, or abandon the same or any part thereof. Any real estate
acquired in any other district any such school district shall be exempt from taxation for any
purposes whatsoever. Whenever any such real estate is condemned by a board of school
directors, the proceedings for such condemnation and for the appointment of viewers and for the
assessment of ages and benefits in connection therewith shall be as provided in sections six
hundred five to six hundred fourteen, inclusive, of the act to which this is an amendment.
        APPROVED-The 27th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                  WM. C. SPROUL.
School districts.
Grounds and buildings.
Section 602, act of May 18, 1911 (P. L. 309). Cited for amendment.
Acquirement of real estate.
Buildings and land located in another district.
Power of disposer.
Taxation.
Eminent domain procedure.


                                             No. 159.
                                             AN ACT
         To repeal an act, approved the seventh day of June, one thousand nine hundred fifteen
(Pamphlet Laws, eight hundred ninety-five), entitled “An act authorizing township school
districts which entirely surround a city or borough to acquire, in such city or borough, lands, and
to erect thereon buildings for high-school purposes, and exempting property so acquired from
taxation by such city, borough, or school district thereof; and authorizing such township school
directors to enter upon and occupy sufficient ground for such high-school purposes; and
providing for the determination of damages done and suffered by the owners of the land by
reason of the taking thereof for such high-school purposes.”
         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the act, approved seventh day of June, one thousand
nine hundred fifteen (Pamphlet Laws, eight hundred ninety-five), entitled “An act authorizing
township school districts which entirely surround a city or borough to acquire, such city or
borough, lands, and to erect thereon buildings for high-school purposes; and exempting property
so acquired from taxation by such city, borough, or school district thereof; and authorizing such
township school directors to enter upon and occupy sufficient ground for such high-school
purposes; and providing for the determination of damages done and suffered by the owners of
the land by reason of the taking thereof for such high-school purposes,” is hereby repealed.
         APPROVED-The 27th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                 WM. C. SPROUL.
Township school districts.
Surrounding city or borough.
Act of June 7,18151t (P. L. 895),cited for repeal.


                                             No. 160.
                                             AN ACT
        To amend sections one thousand one hundred and twenty-one, and one thousand one
hundred and thirty, of an act, approved the eighteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred
and eleven (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred and nine), entitled “An act to establish a public
school system in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, together with the provisions by which it
shall be administered, and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof; providing revenue to
establish and maintain the same, and the method of collecting such revenue; and repealing all
laws, general, special, or local, or any parts thereof, that are or may be inconsistent therewith,” as
amended.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one thousand one hundred and twenty-one of
an act, approved the eighteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and eleven (Pamphlet
Laws, three hundred and nine), entitled “An act to establish a public school system in the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, together with the provisions by which it shall be administered,
and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof; providing revenue to establish and maintain
the same, and the method of collecting such revenue; and repealing all laws, general, special, or
local, or any parts thereof, that are or may be inconsistent therewith,” which, as amended by an
act, approved the sixth day of July, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen (Pamphlet Laws,
seven hundred and thirty-seven), entitled “An act to amend section eleven hundred and twenty-
one of an act, approved the eighteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and eleven
(Pamphlet Laws, three hundred and nine), entitled „An act to establish a public school system in
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, together with the provisions by which it shall be
administered, and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof; providing revenue to establish
and maintain the same, and the method of collecting such revenue; and repealing all laws,
general, special, or local, or any parts thereof, that are or may be inconsistent therewith,‟ as
amended,” reads as follows:-
        “Section 1121. The annual salary of each county superintendent elected or appointed
under the provisions of this act shall be paid by the State, from appropriations made for this
purpose, or from the appropriations for the public schools, and shall be fifteen dollars ($15.00)
for each of the first one hundred schools within his jurisdiction at the time of his election, and ten
dollars ($10.00) for each such additional school: Provided, That the salary of a county
superintendent shall not be less than two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) per annum, nor more than
two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) per annum; but a convention of school directors,
assembled for the purpose of electing a county superintendent, may vote him a salary greater
than the amount he would receive by this act, such increase to be paid in all cases out of the
school fund apportioned to the school districts over which such county superintendent has
supervision, before the same is distributed. The salaries of county superintendents shall be paid
monthly,” is hereby amended to read as follows:-
        Section 1121. The annual salary of each county superintendent elected or appointed
under the provisions of this act shall be paid by the State from appropriations made for this
purpose or from the appropriations for the public schools, and shall be fifteen dollars ($15.00)
for each of the first one hundred schools within his jurisdiction at the time of his election, and ten
dollars ($10.00) for each such additional school: Provided, That the salary of a county
superintendent shall not be less than two thousand dollars ($2,000) per annum, nor more than
twenty-five hundred dollars ($2,500) per annum; but a convention of school directors, assembled
for the purpose of electing a county superintendent, may vote him a salary greater than the
amount he would receive by this act; such increase to be paid in all cases out of the school fund
apportioned to the school districts over which such county superintendent has supervision, before
the same is distributed. The salaries of county superintendents shall be paid monthly.
        In addition to the said salary, each county superintendent shall be entitled to receive
annually a sum not to exceed five hundred dollars for the payment of the actual and necessary
expenses incurred in visiting schools within his district, in attending educational meetings, and in
the performance of such other official duties as may be required by him by law. Payments shall
be made monthly, on account of such expenses, to any such county superintendent by requisition
of the Superintendent of Public Instruction upon the Auditor General, upon the production to him
of itemized vouchers in the usual manner.
        Section 2. That section one thousand one hundred and thirty of said act, which, as
amended by an act, approved the sixth day of July, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen
(Pamphlet Laws, seven hundred and thirty-five), entitled “An act to amend section eleven
hundred and thirty of an act, approved the eighteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred
eleven (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred and nine), entitled „An act to establish a public school
system in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, together with the provisions by which it shall be
administered, and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof; providing revenue to establish
and maintain the same, and the method of collecting such revenue; and repealing all laws,
general, special, or local, or any parts thereof, that are or may be inconsistent therewith,”„ reads
as follows:-
        “Section 1130. The minimum salary of each assistant county superintendent shall be
eighteen hundred dollars ($1,800) per year, which shall be paid out of the State appropriation for
public schools, in such payments and manner as the county superintendents are paid. The salaries
of additional assistant county superintendents, whose appointments may be authorized as herein
provided, shall be fixed by the convention of school directors which provides for their
appointment, and, together with any additional salary granted by said convention to any required
assistant county superintendent, shall be paid from the school appropriation apportioned among
the several school districts under the supervision of the county superintendent before the same is
distributed. The salaries of assistant county superintendents shall be paid monthly,” is hereby
amended to read as follows:-
        Section 1130. The minimum salary of each assistant county superintendent shall be
eighteen hundred dollars ($1,800) per year, which shall be paid out of the State appropriation for
public schools in such payments and manner as the county superintendents are paid. The salaries
of additional assistant county superintendents, whose appointments may be authorized as herein
provided, shall be fixed by the convention of school directors which provides for their
appointment, and, together with any additional salary granted by said convention to any required
assistant county superintendent, shall be paid from the school appropriation apportioned among
the several school districts under the supervision of the county superintendent before the same is
distributed. The salaries of assistant county superintendents shall be paid monthly.
        In addition to the said salary, each assistant county superintendent shall be entitled to
receive annually a sum not to exceed five hundred dollars for the payment of actual and
necessary expenses incurred in visiting schools within his district, in attending educational
meetings, and in the performance of such other official duties as may be required by him by law.
Payments shall be made monthly, on account of such expenses, to any such assistant county
superintendent by requisition of the Superintendent of Public Instruction upon the Auditor
General, upon the production to him of itemized vouchers in the usual manner
         This act shall take effect June first, one thousand nine hundred nineteen.
        APPROVED-The 27th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                 WM. C. SPROUL.
Public school system.
Section 1121, act of May 18, 1911(P. L. 309),as amended by section 1, 1. act of July 6, 1917 (P.
L.737), cited for amendment.
County superintendent
Expenses.
Section 1130, act of May 18, 1911 (P. L. 309), as amended by section 1, act of July 6, 1917 (P.
L. 735), cited for amendment.
Assistant county superintendents.
Expenses.
when effective.


                                               No. 161.
                                               AN ACT
            Authorizing the transfer by township poor districts to the township school districts of
certain poor funds.
            Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever any township poor district has unexpended
poor funds in dispossession, and no apparent or prospective use for he same for poor purposes
because of the absence of poor in such poor district who are public charges, the poor authorities
of any such poor district may, by resolution or vote, signify a desire to turn over such fund, or
any portion of it, to the school district of such township, to be used for the improvement of the
schools in such township school district; and such poor funds may be so transferred and used, if
the assent of the electors in such poor district is obtained thereto as herein provided.
            Section 2. The poor authorities of any such town-ship poor district shall give notice,
during at least thirty days, by weekly advertisements in at least one newspaper circulated in the
district, in addition to twenty printed handbills, posted in public places in said township, of an
election to be held at the place or places of holding the municipal elections, on a day to be by
them fixed. Such notice shall state: (a) The date of such election; (b) the total amount of money
in such poor fund; (c) the amount of such poor fund proposed for transfer to the township school
district; (d) that there is no apparent or prospective use for the same for poor purposes because of
the absence of poor in such poor district who are public charges; (e) that the transfer is
recommended and desired by the poor authorities of such poor district.
            A certified copy of the resolution or vote hereinbefore required, and of the above notice,
with proof of publication, shall be filed by the authorities of such township poor district in the
office of the clerk of the court of quarter sessions.
            Section 3. The poor authorities of such poor district shall, in all cases, fix the time of the
holding of any such election on the day of the municipal or general election, unless more than
ninety days elapse between the date of the resolution or vote and the day of holding the
municipal or general election. If any day other than the day of the municipal or general election
day is fixed, the expense of holding the election shall be paid by the school district if such
transfer is authorized, otherwise it shall be paid by the township poor district.
            Section 4. Such election shall be held at the place, time, and under the same regulations,
as provided by law for the holding of municipal elections; and the question to be submitted to the
electors shall be in the following form: Shall the sum of .......... ($........ ) dollars, heretofore
collected for the care of the poor in the township of .............. , be transferred and set over by
.......... to the school district of the township of .......... , to be used for the improvement of the
schools? The ballot shall be prepared in the manner provided by the general election law for the
submission of similar questions.
            Section 5. The election shall be conducted by the regular election officers. The election
officers shall count the tickets cast at such election, and make a return thereof to the clerk of the
court of quarter sessions of the county, duly certified as is required by law. In receiving and
counting, and in making returns of votes cast, the inspectors, clerks, and judges of election shall
be governed by the laws of this Commonwealth governing municipal elections; and the vote
shall be counted by the court as is now provided by laws governing municipal elections. All
penalties of the said election laws for violation thereof are hereby extended to, and shall apply to,
the voters, inspectors, judges, and clerks voting at, and in attendance upon, elections held under
the provisions of this act.
         Section 6. The clerk of the court shall make a return of the votes cast upon such question
as filed in his office, to the authorities of such township poor district and to the township school
district and the same shall be placed on record upon their minutes.
         Section 7. If at any such election a majority of the electors shall vote in favor of
transferring and setting over such poor funds of the township poor district to the township school
district, as above provided, the poor authorities of such township poor district shall, after
complying with the provisions of this transfer and set over such poor funds to such township
school district. Such transfer shall relieve said poor authorities from all further liabilities to
account for said funds.
         APPROVED-The 27th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                  WM. C. SPROUL.
Township poor and school districts.
Unexpended funds of poor district.
Transfer to school district
Assent of directors.
Assent of electors.
Notice of election.
Contents.
Certified copies of notice and ordinance.
Time of election.
Expenses.
Place for regulations of election.
Question to be submitted,
Ballot.
Conduct of election.
Penalties.
Return by clerk of courts.
Affirmative vote.
Release of poor authorities.


                                            No. 162.
                                            AN ACT
        To amend section one of an act approved the twelfth day February, one thousand eight
hundred seventy-six (Pamphlet Laws, three), entitled “An act supplementary to the act, entitled
„An act supplementary to the several acts relating to the State Treasurer and Commissioners of
the Sinking-Fund,‟ approved May ninth, one thousand eight hundred and seventy four.” Section
1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of an act, approved the twelfth day of February, one
thousand eight hundred seventy-six (Pamphlet Laws, three), entitled “An act supplementary to
the act, entitled „An act supplementary to the several acts relating to the State Treasurer and
Commissioners of the Sinking-Fund,‟ approved May ninth, one thousand eight hundred and
seventy-four,” which reads as follows:-
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sinking fund shall consist of the proceeds of the
sale of the public works, or any part thereof, income from or proceeds of the sale of any stocks
owned by the Commonwealth, and two-thirds of all the tax on the capital stock of all
corporations of this Commonwealth; the general revenue fund shall consist of one-third of all
taxes on the capital stock of corporations, and all other revenues of the Commonwealth:
Provided, however, That for the fiscal year ending November the thirtieth, Anno Domini one
thousand eight hundred and seventy-six, two-thirds of the amount derived from the tax on the
capital stock on corporations shall be paid into the general revenue fund, and the remaining one-
third into the sinking-fund: Provided, That this act shall not be so construed as to authorize the
use or application of any moneys which under existing laws have already been paid into the
sinking-fund otherwise than in the extinguishment of the public debt, unless in case of war,
invasion or insurrection,” is hereby amended to read as follows:-
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sinking-fund shall consist of the proceeds of the
sale of the public works, or any part thereof, income from or proceeds of the sale of any stocks
owned by the Commonwealth, and moneys appropriated to said sinking-fund by the General
Assembly from time to time and accumulations thereon: Provided, That this act shall not be so
construed as to authorize the use or application of any moneys which under existing laws have
already been paid into the sinking-fund otherwise than in the extinguishment of the public debt,
unless in case of war, invasion or insurrection.
        APPROVED-The 27th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                               WM. C. SPROUL.
Sinking-fund.
section 1, act of February 12, 1876(P. L. 3) 12,cited for amendment.
Of what the sinking-fund shall consist.
Proviso.



                                            No. 163.
                                            AN ACT
        Relating to criminal procedure before aldermen, justices of the peace, and magistrates, in
cases of assault and assault and battery and providing for the assessment of costs in such cases
upon the prosecutor, defendant, or county, and the commitment of the prosecutor or defendant in
case of default.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in all cases of prosecutions for assault or assault and
battery, the alderman, justice of the peace, or magistrate, before whom such case is instituted,
shall, before he binds any person so charged over to the court of quarter sessions upon the oath
of any complainant, enter into full hearing and investigation of the facts charged, and shall only
bind over the defendant to the said court when he is satisfied from the evidence that the
prosecution is reasonably well founded.
        Section 2. In all such cases, when the evidence does not show that the prosecution is well
founded, the alderman, justice of the peace, or magistrate shall discharge the defendant, and
determine by whom the costs shall be paid. In assessing the costs, he may order that the
prosecutor or defendant pay all, or any part thereof, or he may assess the costs on the county. In
default of payment of any costs so imposed on the prosecutor or defendant, the person so
defaulting shall be committed to the county jail, one day for each dollar of such costs, or until
such costs are paid, or until such person is discharged according to law, and in such cases the
costs shall be paid by the county.
        Section 3. All acts and parts of acts, local, special, or general, inconsistent herewith are
hereby repealed.
        APPROVED-The 27th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                 WM. C. SPROUL.
Criminal procedure.
Assault and battery.
justices, aldermen, magistrates.
Holding for court.
Hearing and investigation
Prosecution well founded,
Prosecution not well founded.
Costs.
Assessment.
Default.
Repeal.


                                            No. 164.
                                            AN ACT
        To amend the act, approved the seventh day of June, one thousand nine hundred eleven
(Pamphlet Laws, six hundred seventy three), entitled “An act requiring foundries to be provided
with toilet-room and water-closet; regulating same: and providing a penalty for violation
thereof,” as amended, by extending the provisions of the act to rolling mills, boiling mills,
heating mills, and finishing mills.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of the act, approved the seventh day of
June, one thousand nine hundred eleven (Pamphlet Laws, six hundred seventy-three), entitled
“An act requiring foundries to be provided with toilet-room and water-closet; regulating same;
and providing a penalty for violation thereof,” which, as amended by the act, approved the fourth
day of April, one thousand nine hundred thirteen (Pamphlet Laws, forty-two), entitled “An act to
amend an act, approved the seventh day of June, one thousand nine hundred and eleven, entitled
„An act requiring foundries to be provided with toilet-room and water-closet; regulating same;
and providing a penalty for violation thereof,‟ “ reads as follows:-
        “Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That every person, firm, or corporation, being the owner
or lessee of any foundry for the casting of iron, steel, brass, or other metal, wherein ten or more
men shall be employed, shall cause to be established and maintained in a place conveniently
accessible, and connected with said foundry in such a manner that access thereto can be had
without exposure to the open air, a toilet-room of suitable size, wherein said employes may
change their clothes. Such toilet-room shall be provided with washbowls, sinks, or other suitable
fixed appliances, duly connected and supplied with running hot and cold water. There shall also
be established and maintained, separate from said toilet-room, a suitable water-closet.
        It shall be the duty of the factory inspector or his duly authorized agent to enforce the
provisions of this act. For that purpose the factory inspector or his duly authorized agent may
enter at any reasonable time any foundry, for the purpose of inspecting the same, to ascertain
whether the provisions of this act have been complied with,” is hereby further amended to read
as follows:-
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That every person, firm, or corporation, being he owner or
lessee of any foundry for the casting of iron, steel, brass, or other metal, or any rolling mill,
boiling mill, heating mill, finishing mill, wherein ten or more men shall be employed, shall cause
to be established and maintained, in a place conveniently accessible and connected with said
foundry, rolling mill, boiling heating mill, or finishing mill, in such a manner access thereto can
be had without exposure to open air, a toilet-room of suitable size, wherein employes may
change their clothes. Such toilet-room shall be provided with wash-bowls, sinks, or other suitable
fixed appliances, duly connected and supplied running hot and cold water. There shall also
established and maintained, separate from said toilet room, a suitable water-closet. It shall be the
duty the factory inspector or his duly authorized agent enforce the provisions of this act. For that
purpose, the factory inspector or his duly authorized agent enter, at any reasonable time, any
foundry, rolling mill, boiling mill, heating mill, or finishing mill, the purpose of inspecting the
same to ascertain whether the provisions of this act have been complied with.
        Section 2. Section two of said act, which reads follows:-
        “Section 2. The said toilet-room and the said water-closet shall be connected with the
foundry building such a way that access thereto may be had without exposure to the open air, and
shall be properly heated, ventilated, cleaned, and protected, so far as reasonably practicable, from
the dust of such foundry,” is hereby amended to read as follows:-
        Section 2. The said toilet-room and the said water closet shall be connected with the
foundry, rolling mill, boiling mill, heating mill, or finishing mill building, in such a way that
access thereto may be had without exposure to the open air, and shall be properly heated,
ventilated, cleaned, and protected, so far reasonably practicable, from the dust of such building.
        APPROVED-The 27th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                                 WM. C. SPROUL.
Public health.
Mills.
Section 1, act of June 7, 1911 (P. L 673) as amended by section 1, act of April 4, 1913 (P. L. 42)
cited for amendment.
Rolling, boiling, heating, or finishing mills.
Toilet-rooms.
Water-closets.
Enforcement of act.
Section 2, act June 7 1911cited (P. L. 673),cited for amendment.
Location.
Heating, ventilation, etc.


                                            No. 165.
                                            AN ACT
       To amend an act, approved the eighteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and
eleven (Pamphlet Laws, three hundred and nine), entitled “An act to establish a public school
system in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, together with the provisions by which it shall be
administered, and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof; providing revenue to establish
and maintain the same, and the method of collecting such revenue; and repealing all laws,
general, special, or local, or any parts thereof, that are or may be inconsistent therewith,” by
adding thereto section one thousand five hundred and twelve, authorizing the directors of any
school district in which a special school for pupils having tuberculosis shall be established
provide the pupils thereof with food, clothing, and transportation necessary for attendance
thereat.
         Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the act, approved the eighteenth day of May, one
thousand nine hundred and eleven, entitled “An act to establish a public school system in the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, together with the provisions by which it shall be administered,
and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof; providing revenue to establish and maintain
the same, and the method of collecting such revenue; and repealing all laws, general, special, or
local, or any parts thereof, that are or may be inconsistent therewith,” be amended by adding
thereto the following, which shall be known as section one thousand five hundred and twelve:-
         Section 1512. Whenever any board of directors of any school district shall establish any
special school for pupils having tuberculosis of the lungs, such district may provide such pupils
with the food, clothing, and transportation necessary for attendance thereat.
         APPROVED-The 27th day of May, A. D. 1919.
                                                                               WM. C. SPROUL.
Public school system.
Act of May 18, 1911 (P. L. 309), cited for amendment.
Special schools for tubercular children.
Food, clothing and transportation.


                                           No.166.
                                           AN ACT
        To amend and revise an act, entitled “An act providing for the incorporation, regulation,
and government of cities of the third class; regulating nomination and election of municipal
officers therein; and repealing, consolidating, and extending existing Laws in relation thereto,”
approved the twenty-seventh day of Jane, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and thirteen,
enlarging, changing, modifying, and defining certain of the powers of cities of the third class.
        Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the hereinafter mentioned articles, sections, and
clauses, of an act, entitled “An act providing for the incorporation, regulation and government of
cities of the third class; regulating nomination and election of municipal officers therein; and
repealing, consolidating, and extending existing laws in relation thereto,” approved the twenty-
seventh day of June, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred thirteen, be revised and
amended as hereinafter set forth.
        Section 2. That article one, section three of said act which reads as follows:-
        “Section 3. All of the property and estates what soever, real and personal, of the towns,
townships, or boroughs which shall have thus become a city of the third class, are hereby
severally and respectively vested in the corporation or body politic of said city, by the. name,
style, and title given thereto as aforesaid, and for the use and benefit of the citizens thereof
forever; and the charters of the said towns, townships, or boroughs shall continue in full force
and operation, and all officers under the same shall hold their respective offices until the first
Monday of January following the general municipal election next succeeding the issuing of the
letters patent to the said city, at which time the officers of said city chosen at the preceding
municipal election shall enter upon their respective terms of service, and the city government
shall be duly organized under this act. All suits, prosecutions, debts, and claims, whatsoever,
shall thereupon become transferred to the said city, which in all suits pending shall be substituted
as a party, and be under the management and control thereof, as fully and completely as if no
alteration had been made in said charter; and all claims. And demands of whatsoever nature,
whether payable presently or in the future, existing against the said towns, townships, or
boroughs when the said charter shall go into operation, shall by force thereof be recoverable
from or against the said city: Provided, That where two or more towns, townships, or boroughs
shall, under the provisions of this act, be consolidated into a city, the debt or debts of each of said
towns, townships, or boroughs, contracted prior to such consolidation, shall be paid by such
towns, townships, or boroughs, respectively, and for the liquidation of such debt, the authorities
of such city shall have power to adjust and provide for the same, and to levy separate rates of
taxation on all property subject to taxation within the boundaries of the said towns, townships. or
boroughs, respectively,” be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:-
        Section 3. All of the property and estates whatsoever, real and personal, of the towns,
townships, or boroughs which shall have thus become a city of the third class, are hereby
severally and respectively vested in the corporation or body politic of said city, by the name,
style, and title given thereto as aforesaid. and for the use and benefit of the citizens thereof
forever; and the charters of the said towns, townships, or boroughs shall continue in full force
and operation, and all officers under the same shall hold their respective offices until the first
Monday of January following the general municipal election next succeeding the issuing of the
letters patent to the said city, at which time the officers of said city chosen at the preceding
municipal election shall enter upon their respective terms of service, and the city government
shall be duly organized under this act. All sits, prosecutions, debts, and claims, whatsoever, shall
thereupon become transferred to the said city, which in all suits pending shall be substituted as
party, and be under the management and control thereof, as fully and completely as if no
alteration had been made in said charter; and all claims and demands of whatsoever nature,
whether payable presently or in the future, existing against the said towns, townships, or
boroughs when the said charter shall go into operation, shall by force thereof be recoverable
from or against the said city: Provided, That where two or more towns, townships, or boroughs
shall, under the provisions of this act, be consolidated into a city, the bonds and floating
indebtedness, and the interest thereon, of each of said towns, townships, or boroughs, contracted
prior to such consolidation, shall be paid by the said city thus organized and chartered, so that the
taxes shall be uniform throughout the territorial limits of the whole city.
        Section 3. That article three, section three of said act. as the same was amended by an act.
Approved the third day of May, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and seventeen, which
reads as follows:-
        “Section 3. The action of said city council, after ten days, shall be final and conclusive,
unless an appeal therefrom be taken within said ten days to the court of quarter sessions of the
proper county; upon such appeal the clerks of said city council and of said borough council shall
certify to the said court all the papers and proceedings in the case, whereupon the court shall
examine and inquire, and if the proceedings appear to have been in conformity with the law,
shall approve the same, and thereupon said annexation shall take effect,” be, and the same is
hereby, amended to read as follows:-
        Section 3. The action of said city council, after ten days, shall be final and conclusive,
notiwithstanding any initiative or referendum provisions of any act of Assembly relating to cities
of the third class, unless an appeal therefrom be taken within the said ten days to the court of
quarter sessions of the proper county. Upon such appeal the clerks of said city council and of
said borough council shall certify to the said court all the papers and proceedings in the case,
whereupon the court shall examine and inquire, and if the proceedings appear to have been in
conformity with the law, shall approve the same, and thereupon said annexation shall take effect.
        Section 4. That article three, section six of said act, which reads as follows:
        “Section 6. When it shall appear to said court of quarter sessions that the township from
which any part or portion, or any out-lots or section of land, has been taken, has moneys or funds
on hand, or is indebted, it shall be the duty of said court to determine and decree how much of
said funds or moneys shall be paid as a ratable and equitable part to the said city, or to the said
township, as the case may be,” be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows :-
        Section 6. When it shall appear to said court of quarter sessions that the township from
which any part or portion or any out-lots or section of land has been taken, has moneys or funds
on hand, or is indebted, it shall be the duty of said court to deter-mine and decree how much of
said funds or moneys shall be paid as a ratable and equitable part to the said city, or to the said
townships, as the case may be; and all the territory within the limits of the city as thus enlarged
by the annexation of a borough, township, or part of a township, shall be liable for the bonded
and floating indebtedness, and the inter-cst thereon, of both the annexed territory and the city to
which it or they are annexed, so that the taxes shall be uniform throughout the territorial limits of
the whole city.
        Section 5. That article four, section three of said act, which reads as follows:-
        “Section 3. Every bill shall be read at length, and no bill shall be passed finally upon the
same day on which it is introduced or reported, and at least three days shall intervene before its
final passage,” be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:-
        Section 3. Every bill shall be read at length, and no bill shall be passed finally on the
same day on which it was introduced, and at least three days shall intervene before its final
passage.
        Section 6. That article four, section five of said act, which reads as follows:-
        “Section 5. All stationery, paper, and fuel used in the council and in other departments of
the city government, and all work and materials required by the city, shall be furnished, and the
printing, advertising, and all other kinds of work to be done for the city, except ordinary repairs
of highways and sewers and other public improvements, shall be performed, under contract to be
given to the lowest responsible bidder, under such regulations as shall be prescribed by
ordinance; and all sales of personal property owned by the city shall be to the highest bidder,
under such regulations as shall be prescribed by ordinance or resolution. Council may by
ordinance provide a contingent fund for necessary repairs or incidental expenses, not otherwise
provided for in the general appropriations, and such funds may be expended without advertising
for bids,” be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:-
        Section 5. All stationery, paper, fuel, supplies, materials, printing, and advertising, and all
work required by the city or any department thereof (except the ordinary repairs of highways,
sewers and other public improvements) where the amount thereof exceeds two hundred and fifty
dollars, shall be furnished and performed under contract to be given the lowest responsible
bidder. The council shall by ordinance provide for and regulate the award of all contracts, the
manner of hiring and discharge of employes and laborers, and the fixing of their salaries or
compensation when not otherwise fixed by ordinance, the purchase of supplies and materials,
and the sale of personal property. The council may also by ordinance provide a contingent fund
or funds for necessary repairs and incidental expenses, not otherwise provided for in the general
appropriations, and such funds may be expended without advertising for bids. Cities of the third
class may by ordinance provide for the establishment of a purchasing department, which shall
have supervision over the purchase and distribution of all supplies purchased to the amount
allowed by the provisions of this act. The said department, shall be attached to the department of
accounts and finance, or such other department as council may determine. The operation of the
said department shall be in accordance with rules and regulations to be adopted by the city
council, the rules to include the manner in which quotations shall be secured on the supplies
purchased. It shall be the duty of the said department to assist the council at all times in
eliminating waste and extravagance in the purchase and distribution of the city‟s supplies.
        Section 7. That article four, section seven of said act, which reads as follows:-”Section 7.
Any member of council who shall solicit, demand, or receive, or consent to receive, directly or
indirectly, for himself or for another, from any company, corporation, or person, any money,
office, appointment, employment, testimonial, reward, thing of value, or enjoyment, or of
personal advantage, or promise thereof, for his vote or official influence, or for withholding the
same, or with an understanding, expressed or implied, that his vote or official action shall be in
any way influenced thereby; or who shall solicit or demand such money or other advantage,
matter, or thing aforesaid, for another, as the consideration of his vote or official influence, or for
withholding the same, or shall give or withhold his vote or influence in consideration of the
payment or promise of such money, advantage, or thing to another; shall be guilty of bribery, and
upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars, and by
separate and solitary confinement at labor for a period not exceeding five years, and shall be
forever incapable of holding any place of profit or trust in this Commonwealth,” be, and the
same is hereby, amended to read as follows:-
        Section 7. Any member of council or other city officer or employe who shall solicit,
demand, or receive, or consent to receive, directly or indirectly,
for himself or for another, from any company, corporation, or persons, any money, office,
appointment, employment, testimonial, reward, thing of value or enjoyment or of personal
advantage, or promise thereof, for his vote or official influence, or for withholding the same, or
with an understanding, expressed or implied, that his vote or official action shall be in any way
influenced thereby; or who shall solicit or demand such money or other advantage, matter, or
thing aforesaid, for another, as the consideration of his vote or official influence, or for
withholding the same, or shall give or withhold his vote or influence in consideration of the
payment or promise of such money, advantage, or thing to another; shall be held guilty of
bribery, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding ten thousand
dollars, and by separate and solitary confinement at labor for a period not exceeding five years,
and shall be forever incapable of holding any place of profit or trust in this Commonwealth.
        Section 8. That article four, section eight of said act, which reads as follows:-
        “Section 8. Any person who shall, directly or indirectly, offer, give, or promise any
money or thing of value, testimonial, privilege, or personal advantage to any member of council,
to influence him in the performance or nonperformance of any of his public or official duties.,
shall be guilty of bribery, and be punished in such manner as that offense is by law punishable,”
be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:-
        Section 8. Any person who shall, directly or indirectly, offer, give, or promise any money
or anything of value, testimonial, privilege, or personal advantage to any member of council or
other city officer or employee, to influence him in the performance or nonperformance of any of
his public or official duties, shall be guilty of bribery, and be punished in such manner as that
offense is by law punishable.
         Section 9. That article five, section three, clause four of said act, which reads as follows:-
         “4. To levy and collect a license tax, not exceeding one hundred dollars each, annually,
on all auctioneers, contractors, druggists, hawkers, peddlers, produce or merchandise venders,
bankers, brokers, undertakers, pawnbrokers, merchants of all kinds, persons selling or leasing
goods upon instalments, grocers, confectioners, butchers, restaurants, billiard parlors, bowling-
alleys, billiard-tables, pool and‟ other gaming tables; drays, hacks, carriages, omnibuses,
automobiles, carts, wagons, street railway cars, and other vehicles used in the city for hire or pay;
lumber dealers, including commission men and all persons who make a business of buying
lumber for sale, at wholesale or retail, furniture dealers, saddle or harness dealers, stationers,
jewelers, livery or automobile or boarding-stable keepers; real estate agents; agents of fire, life,
or other insurance companies; market-house companies, garage companies, express companies
or agencies; telegraph, telephone, steam heating, gas, natural gas, water, electric light or power
companies, or agencies or individuals furnishing communication, light, heat, or power, by any of
the means enumerated; and to regulate the collection of the same,” be, and the same is hereby,
amended to read as follows:
         4. To levy and collect a license tax for general revenue purposes, not exceeding one
hundred dollars each, annually, on all auctioneers, contractors, druggists, hawkers, peddlers,
produce or merchandise venders, bankers, brokers, undertakers, pawnbrokers, trading stamp or
premium companies or dealers, warehouses or storage houses or places, merchants of all kinds,
persons selling or leasing goods upon instalments, grocers, confectioners, butchers, wholesale
meat dealers, restaurants, :billiard-parlors, bowling-alleys, billiard-tables, pool-tables and other
gaming tables; drays, hacks, carriages, omnibuses, automobiles, carts, wagons, street railway
cars, and including other vehicles likewise used in the city for hire or pay; lumber dealers,
commission men, and all persons who make a business of buying lumber for sale at wholesale or
retail; furniture dealers, saddle or harness dealers, stationers, jewelers, livery or automobile or
boarding-stable keepers; real estate agents; market-house companies and owners of market
houses, garage companies and owners of other than private garages, express companies or
agencies; and, where no other license tax is imposed, on telegraph, telephone, steam-heating,
gas, natural gas, water, electric light or power companies, or agencies or individuals furnishing
communication, light, heat, or power, by any of the means enumerated; and to regulate the
collection of the same; and the taxes assessed under this clause shall be in addition to all other
taxes levied and collected by the city, county, .or Commonwealth.
         Section 10. That article five, section three, clause ten of said act, which reads as follows:-
         “10. To cause to be graded, paved, or macadamized any public street, lane, or alley, or
part thereof, which is now or may hereafter be laid out and opened in any of said cities, and have
the same set with curbstone; and to provide for the payment of the cost and expenses thereof, in
whole or in part, by the city, or by the owners of real estate bounding and abutting thereon,
which cost and expense upon the abutting real estate shall be assessed according to the foot front
rule, or according to benefits, as council shall by ordinance determine, except in case of grading
only, the said cost and expense of which shall be assessed according to benefits. When the costs
and expenses, or any part thereof, are to be paid for by the foot-front rule, the city shall assess or
cause to be assessed the said cost and expense upon the real estate abounding or abutting on the
line of the improvement, by an equal assessment on said property in proportion to the number -of
feet the same fronts on the respective street, lane, or alley, or part thereof,, to be improved; and
the council must provide for an equitable reduction from the frontage of lots at all street and
other intersections, and at other places where, from the peculiar or pointed shape of the lots, an
assessment for the full frontage would be inequitable and unequal. When the costs and expenses
of any grading, paving, macadamizing, or other improvement of any street, lane, or alley, or part
thereof, is to be paid for by the owners of real estate abutting as‟ aforesaid, according to benefits,
the same shall be assessed by viewers appointed by the court of common pleas, as is now or shall
be hereafter provided by act of Assembly. But no ordinance shall be passed providing for the
paving, macadamizing, grading, or other improvement of any street, avenue, lane, or alley, or
part thereof, or for the opening, widening, straightening, or extending or vacating thereof, except
upon the petition of a majority in number or interest of the owners of property abutting on the
line of the proposed improvement, to be verified by the affidavit of one or more of the petitioners
(a majority in interest of owners of undivided interests in any piece of property to be deemed and
treated as one person, for the purpose of said petition) unless the ordinance for such
improvement shall have been passed by the affirmative vote of at least four members of council;
in which case council may direct the improvement to be made at the cost, or in part at the cost, of
the owners, or at the cost of the city, in whole or in part, without petition: Provided, however,
That no such ordinance ordering any street or alley, or part thereof, to be thus improved, without
a petition therefor, shall be finally passed in a less period than thirty days from the date of its
introduction; and in the meantime copies of such ordinance shall be published in the official
newspaper or newspapers of said cities for three consecutive weeks, once a week, immediately
following the introduction thereof, and, in case said city shall have no official newspaper, then in
at least one and not more than two newspapers published in the county in which such city is
situate, once a week for three consecutive weeks: Provided, however, That the requirements for
such publication shall not preclude the amendments of any paving ordinance as to the kind of
pavement with which any street or alley, or part thereof, is proposed to be paved. The passage of
the ordinance providing for any of the aforesaid improvements, upon petition therefor, and the
publication of the names of the petitioners in one newspaper, or newspapers, published in said
city, by one insertion, at least five days before the passage of said ordinance, shall be conclusive
that a majority in number or interest have petitioned therefor. The cost and expenses of any
improvement of streets and construction of sewers, done and completed under an ordinance
providing for the assessment of the cost and expense therefor under the foot-front rule, may be
assessed according to benefits upon the passage of an ordinance to that effect within six months
after the completion of the work, which assessment according to benefits shall be made in like
manner and in like effect as if the original ordinance providing for the improvement had
provided for such assessment,” be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:-
         10. To cause to be graded, paved, or macadamized any public street, lane, or alley, or part
thereof, which is now or may hereafter be laid out and opened in any of the said cities, and have
the same set with curbstone; and to provide for the payment of the costs and expenses thereof, in
whole or in part, by the city, or by the owners of real estate bounding and abutting thereon,
which cost and expense upon the abutting real estate shall be assessed according to the foot-front
rule, or according to the benefits, as council shall by ordinance determine, except that in. case of
grading only, the said costs and expense shall be assessed according to benefits. When the costs
and expenses, or any part thereof, are to be paid for by the foot-front rule, the city shall assess or
cause to be assessed the said cost and expenses upon the real estate bounding or abutting on the
line of the improvement, by an equal assessment -on said property in proportion to the number of
feet the same fronts on the respective street, lane, or alley, or part thereof, to be improved; and
the council may provide for an equitable reduction from the frontage of lots at all street, alley,
railroad, or like intersections, where, from the peculiar or pointed shape of the lots, an
assessment for the full frontage would be inequitable and unequal. When the cost and expenses,
or any part thereof, of any grading, paving, macadamizing, or other improvement of any street,
lane, or alley, or part thereof, is to be paid for by the owners of real estate abutting or abounding
as aforesaid, according to benefits, the same shall be assessed by viewers appointed by the court
of common pleas, as is now or shall be hereafter provided by act of Assembly. But no ordinance
shall be passed providing for the paving, macadamizing, grading, or other improvement of any
street, avenue, lane, or alley, or part thereof, at the cost and expense of the abutting property
owners in whole or in part, or for the opening, widening, straightening, extending, or vacating
thereof, except upon the petition of a majority in number or interest of the owners of property
abutting or abounding on the line of the proposed improvement, to be verified by the affidavit of
one or more of the petitioners (a majority in interest of owners of undivided interests in any piece
of property to be deemed and treated as one person for the purpose of said petition), unless the
ordinance for such improvement shall have been passed by the affirmative vote of at least four
members of council, in which case council may direct the improvement to be made at the cost, or
in part at the cost, of the owners of the abutting property, without petition: Provided, however,
That no such ordinance ordering any street or alley, or part thereof, to be thus improved, at the
cost and expense of the abutting property owners in whole or in part, without a petition therefor,
shall be finally passed in a less period than thirty days from the date of its introduction; and, in
the meantime, copies of such ordinance shall be published in the official newspaper or
newspapers of said cities for three consecutive weeks, once a week, immediately following the
introduction thereof, and, in case said city shall have no official newspaper, then in at least one
and not more than two newspapers published in the county in which such city is situate, once a
week for three consecutive weeks: Provided, however, That the requirements for such
publication shall not preclude the amendment of any paving ordinance as to the kind of
pavement with which any street or alley, or part thereof, is proposed to be paved. The passage of
the ordinance providing for any of the aforesaid improvements, upon petition therefor, and the
publication of the names of the petitioners in one newspaper, or newspapers, published in said
city, and, in case no paper is published in said city, then in one newspaper published in the
county in which said city is situate, by one insertion, at least five days before the passage of said
ordinance, shall be conclusive that a majority in number or interest (as the case may be) have
petitioned therefor. The cost and expenses of any improvement of streets and construction of
sewers, done and completed under an ordinance providing for the assessment of the cost and
expenses thereof under the foot-front rule, may be assessed according to benefits upon the
passage of an ordinance to that effect within six months after the completion of the respective
work, which assessment according to benefits shall be made in like manner and with like effect
as if the original ordinance providing for the improvement had therein provided for such
assessment.
        Section 11. That article five, section three, clause six of said act, which reads as follows:-
        “6. To provide for the issuing of bonds, and for the application of bonds already issued by
cities here to fore incorporated, for the purpose of funding any and all indebtedness, now existing
or hereafter created, of the city, now due or to become due: Provided, That said bonds shall be
payable in not less than five years, and not more than thirty years from the date of their issue,
and that the same shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding six per centum per annum, with
interest coupons attached, payable annually or semiannually; and the said bonds shall not be sold
or exchanged for less than their par value,” be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as
follows:-
         6. To provide for the issuing of bonds, and for the application of bonds already issued by
cities heretofore incorporated, for the purpose of funding any and all indebtedness, now existing
or hereafter created, of the city, now due or to become due: Provided, That said bonds shall be
payable in not less than one year and not more than thirty years from the date of their issue, and
may be issued in series payable at different times within said thirty years or in equal annual in
stalments. Such bonds shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding six per centum per annum, with
interest coupons attached, payable annually or semiannually; and the said bonds shall not be sold
or exchanged for less than their par value.
         Section 12. That article five, section three, clause sixteen of said act, which reads as
follows:-
         “16. To require the removal of all obstructions from the sidewalks, curbstones, gutters,
streets, and street crossings at the expense of the owners or occupiers of the ground fronting
thereon, or at the expense of the person or persons placing the same there; and to regulate the
planting and protection of shade trees in the streets, the building of cellar and basement ways,
and other excavations through or under the sidewalks in said city,” be, and the same is hereby,
amended to read as follows:-
         16. To require the removal of all obstructions and nuisances from the sidewalks,
curbstones, gutters, streets, public alleys, ways, and street crossings, at the expense of the owners
or occupiers of the ground fronting thereon, or at the expense of the person or persons .placing
the same there or causing the same; and to regulate the planting, trimming, care, and protection
of shade trees in the streets, the building of cellars and basement ways, and other excavations
through or under the sidewalks in said city.
Section 13. That article five, section three, clause twenty-three of said act, which reads as
follows:-
         “23. To establish and enforce suitable police regulations for the protection of persons and
property at public squares, parks, depots, depot ground, and other places of public resort, and for
the arrest and commitment of professional thieves,” be, and the same is hereby, amended to read
as follows:-
         23. To establish and enforce suitable police regulations for the protection of persons and
property at public squares, parks, depots, depot grounds, and other places of public resort, and
for the arrest and commitment of professional thieves, and suspicious persons found in any part
of the city who can give no reasonable account of themselves. To provide for and pay old age
pensions to such officers and employes as have been in the city‟s service over twenty years and
have attained the age of seventy years.
         „Section 14. That article five, section three, clause thirty of said act, which reads as
follows:-”30. To purchase and own ground for, and to erect and establish, market houses and
market places; which latter purpose parts of any streets or sidewalks may be temporarily used; to
contract with any person or persons or association of persons, companies, or corporations, for the
erection and regulation of market houses and market places, on such terms and conditions and in
such manner as the council may prescribe, and raise all necessary revenue therefor as herein
provided; and also to levy and collect a license tax from every person or persons who may be
authorized council to occupy any portion of the streets or sidewalk for temporary public market
purposes,” be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:-
        30. To purchase and own ground for, and to erect, maintain, and establish, market houses,
milk depots, and market places, for which latter purpose parts any streets or sidewalks may be
temporarily used. To provide and enforce suitable general market regulations. To contract with
any person or persons association of persons, companies, or corporations, the erection and
regulation of market houses, milk depots, and market places, on such terms and conditions and in
such manner as the council may prescribe, and raise all necessary revenue therefor as herein
provided; and also to levy and collect a license tax from every person or persons who may be
authorized council to occupy any portion of the streets or sidewalks for temporary market
purposes. To provide the collection and removal of garbage, ashes and other waste or refuse
material.
        Section 15. That article five, section three, clause thirty-two of said act, which reads as
follows:-
        “32. To provide for the construction and maintenance of levees and ferries within the
jurisdiction of any such city, or within the limits thereof; to erect wharves on navigable waters
adjacent to the city, regulate the use thereof, collect wharfage, and establish wharf and dock
lines; and to provide for protection against floods, and constructing and maintaining docks,
retaining walls, dams, or embankments, and removing obstructions from and deepening the
channels of rivers and streams flowing through or adjacent to the city,” be, and the same is
hereby, amended read as follows:-
        32. To provide for the -construction and maintenance of levees and ferries within the
jurisdiction any such city and within the limits thereof; to erect wharves on navigable waters
adjacent to the city, regulate the use thereof, collect wharfage, and establish wharf and dock
lines; and to provide for protection against floods; to construct and maintain docks, retaining
walls, dams, or embankments; to remove obstructions from, deepen and widen the channels of
rivers and streams flowing through or adjacent to the city ; and to construct, maintain and
manage municipal boat houses and bath-houses.
        Section 16. That article five, section three, clause thirty-four of said act, which reads as
follows:-
        “34. To purchase lands and premises for public parks, and to levy and collect such special
taxes as may be necessary to pay for the same, and to make appropriations for the improvement
and regulations for the government of parks owned and controlled by the city,” be, and the same
is hereby, amended to read as follows:-
        34. To purchase lands and premises for public parks and playgrounds, to levy and collect
such special taxes as may be necessary to pay for the same, and to make appropriations for the
improvement, maintenance, care, regulation, and government of parks and playgrounds owned or
controlled by the city.
        Section 17. That article five, section three, clause thirty-nine of said act, which reads as
follows:-
        “39. To regulate the construction and inspection of fireplaces, chimneys, stoves,
stovepipes, ovens, boilers, kettles, forges, or any apparatus used in any building, manufactory or
business, and to order the suppression or cleaning thereof when deemed necessary for the
prevention of fires; to regulate or prohibit the manufacture, sale, storage, or transportation of
inflammable or explosive substances within the city, and to prescribe limits within which no
dangerous, obnoxious, or offensive business shall be carried on.” be, and the same is hereby,
amended to read as follows:-
        39. To regulate the construction and inspection of fireplaces, chimneys, stoves,
stovepipes, ovens, boilers, kettles, forges, or any apparatus used in any building, manufactory or
business, and to order the suppression or cleaning thereof when deemed necessary for the
prevention of fires; to regulate and control the production and emission of unnecessary smoke
from any chimney or other source, except railroad locomotives; to regulate or prohibit the
manufacture, sale, storage, or transportation of inflammable or explosive substances within the
city, and to prescribe limits within which no dangerous, obnoxious, or offensive business shall be
carried on.
        Section 18. That article five, section three, clause forty-six of said act, which reads as
follows:-
        “46. To make all such ordinances, by-laws, rules, and regulations, not inconsistent with
the Constitution and laws of this Commonwealth, as may be expedient or necessary, in addition
to the special powers in this section granted, for the proper management, care, and control of the
city and its finances, and the maintenance of the peace, good government, safety, and welfare of
the city, and its trade, commerce, and manufactures, and the same to alter, modify, and repeal, at
pleasure; and to enforce all ordinances by inflicting penalties upon inhabitants or other persons
for violation thereof, not exceeding one hundred dollars for any one offense, recoverable with
costs, together with judgment or imprisonment, not exceeding thirty days, if the amount of said
judgment and costs shall not be paid,” be, and the same is, hereby amended to read as follows:-
        46. To make all such ordinances, by-laws, rules, by and regulations, not inconsistent with
or restrained by the Constitution and laws of this Commonwealth, as may be expedient or
necessary for the proper management, care, and control of the city and its finances, and the
maintenance of the peace, good government, safety, and welfare of the city, and its trade,
commerce, manufactures, and the exercise of full and complete powers for local self-government
in matters of police; and the same to alter, modify, and repeal, at pleasure; and to enforce all
ordinances by inflicting penalties upon inhabitants or other persons for violations thereof, not
exceeding one hundred dollars for any one offense, recoverable with costs, together with
judgment or imprisonment, not exceeding ninety days, if the amount of said judgment and costs
shall not be paid.
        Section 19. That article six, section one of said act, which reads as follows:-
        “Section 1. The mayor and members of the city council in cities of the third class shall be
at least twenty-five years of age, and shall be elected by the electors at large. They shall have
been citizens and inhabitants of the city wherein they shall be elected one year next before their
election, and shall reside therein during their terms of service. In cities of the third class where
the term of mayor expires on the first Monday of December in the year one thousand nine
hundred and thirteen, the qualified electors of such city shall, at the municipal election in that
year, elect a mayor who shall serve from said first Monday until the first Monday of January, one
thousand nine hundred and eighteen. In the year one thousand nine hundred and seventeen, and
quadriennially thereafter, the qualified electors of said city shall, at the municipal election, elect
a mayor, who shall serve for a term of four years from the first Monday of January next
succeeding his election. In cities of the third class where the mayor was elected at the municipal
election in the year one thousand nine hundred and eleven, the qualified electors of the city shall,
in the year one thousand nine hundred and fifteen, and quadriennially thereafter, elect a mayor,
who shall serve for a term of four years from the first Monday of January next succeeding his
election. At the first municipal election held after the passage of this act, and biennially
thereafter, the qualified electors of each city of the third class shall elect four members of
council, who shall serve for a term of two years from the first Monday of January next
succeeding their election, except in the case of members first elected under this act, who shall
serve from the first Monday of December newt following their election until the first Monday of
January, one thousand nine hundred and sixteen,” be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as
follows:-
        Section 1. The mayor and members of the city council in cities of the third class shall be
at least twenty-five years of age, and shall be elected by the electors at large. They shall have
been citizens and inhabitants of the city wherein they shall be elected one year next before their
election, and shall reside therein during their terms of service. The mayor and members of
council shall respectively serve for a term of four years from the first Monday of January next
succeeding their respective elections, and shall each be eligible to reelection. Mayors and
councilmen in said cities, now in office, shall serve for the terms for which they were
respectively elected. At the municipal elections in each of the said cities immediately preceding
the expiration of the term of mayor thereof, the qualified electors of each such city shall elect a
mayor to serve for the term of four years, and every fourth year thereafter a mayor shall be
elected in each such city to serve for the term of four years. At the first municipal election held
after the passage of this act, the qualified electors of each city of the third class shall elect four
members of the city council. The two nominees for such office receiving respectively the highest
number of votes at such election shall serve for four years from the first Monday of January next
succeeding their election, and the two nominees for council at such election receiving the next
highest number of votes at such election shall serve during the term of two years from the first
Monday of January next succeeding their election, and thereafter two councilmen shall be
elected at large at each biennial municipal election to serve for the term of four years from the
first Monday of January next succeeding their election
         Section 20. That article six, section two of said act, which reads as follows:-
        “Section 2. Each member of council, including the mayor, shall have the right to vote on
all questions coming before the council; but the mayor shall have no right to veto such acts as
shall have been passed by the affirmative vote of a majority of the members elected to said
council,” be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:-
        Section 2. Each member of council, including the mayor, shall have the right to vote on
all questions coming before the council; but the mayor shall have no right to veto. Except as
otherwise herein provided, an affirmative vote of three members shall be necessary in order to
pass any ordinance.
        Section 21. That article six, section eleven of said act, which reads as follows:-
        “Section 11. The councilmen in cities of the third class shall receive for their services
during their term of service annual salaries, to be fixed by ordinance, payable in monthly
instalments. Council may, by ordinance fixing said salaries, provide for the assessment and
retention therefrom of reasonable fines for absence from regular or special meetings of council or
councilmanic committees. Council shall, by ordinance, fix the respective salaries to be paid to
councilmen for their services. The salary paid to any councilman shall not be less than two
hundred fifty dollars per year, nor more than three thousand dollars per year: Provided, however,
That for the first term of councilmen elected under the provisions of this act, and until thereafter
changed by ordinance, the salary of each councilman shall be as follows: In cities of the third
class of fifteen thousand inhabitants or under by the last United States census, each councilman
shall receive a salary of three hundred dollars per annum; where said population is between
fifteen thousand and thirty thousand, seven hundred and fifty dollars per annum; in cities having
a population above thirty thousand and not to exceed fifty thousand, two thousand dollars per
annum; in cities having a population of over fifty thousand and not exceeding seventy thousand,
two thousand five hundred dollars per annum; in cities having a population of over seventy
thousand, three thousand dollars per annum.
        “The first council elected under the provisions of this act shall, by ordinance, determine
the amount of salaries to be paid in said cities. The compensation to be received by councilmen
shall not be increased or diminished during the term for which they shall have been elected; but
succeeding councils may change all compensation, said change to take effect after the expiration
of term of office of the council making such change,” be, and the same is hereby, amended to
read as follows:-
        Section 11. The councilmen in cities of the third class shall receive for their services
during their term of service annual salaries, to be fixed by ordinance, payable in monthly
instalments. Councils may, by the ordinance fixing said salaries, provide for the assessment and
retention therefrom of reasonable fines for absence from regular or special meetings of council or
councilmanic committees. The salary paid to any councilman shall not be less than two hundred
and fifty dollars per year, nor more than three thousand dollars per year: Provided, however, That
for the term of city councilmen, and until thereafter changed by ordinance, the salary of each
councilman shall „be as follows:
        In cities of the third class of fifteen thousand inhabitants or under by the last United
States census, each councilman shall receive a salary of three hundred dollars per annum; where
said population is between fifteen thousand and thirty thousand, seven hundred and fifty dollars
per annum; in cities having a population above thirty thousand and not exceeding fifty thousand,
two thousand dollars per annum; in cities having a population of over fifty thousand, and not
exceeding seventy thousand, two thousand five hundred dollars per annum; in cities having a
population of over seventy thousand, three thousand dollars per annum. The council elected
under the provisions of this act shall have power, by ordinance, to determine the amount of
salaries to be paid in said cities. The compensation to be received by councilmen shall not be
increased or diminished during the term for which they shall be elected; but succeeding councils
may change all compensation, said change to take effect after the expiration of term of office of
the council making the change.
        Section 22. That article seven, section four of said act, which reads as follows:-
        “Section 4. The mayor shall also supervise the conduct of all city officers, examine the
grounds of all reasonable complaints against any of them, and cause all of their violation or
neglect of their duty to be promptly punished or reported to the proper tribunal for correction;
and for the purpose aforesaid he is hereby empowered to issue subpoenas and compulsory
processes, under his official seal, for the attendance of such persons and the production of such
books and papers as he may deem necessary. He shall have the authority, at all times, to call
upon any officials of the city or heads of departments for any information as to the affairs under
their control and management as he may require; and he may call special meetings of council to
consider any matter which he may think proper. He shall communicate to council, at their first
stated meeting in January of each year, and from time to time as he may deem expedient, a
statement of the condition and affairs of the city in respect to its government, finances, and
improvements, together with suggestions and recommendations of all such measures as he may
deem conducive to the interests and welfare thereof,” be, and the same is hereby, amended to
read as follows:-
        Section 4. The mayor shall also supervise the conduct of all city officers, examine the
grounds of all reasonable complaints against any of them, and cause all of their violations or
neglect of duty to be promptly punished or reported to the proper tribunal for correction; and for
the purpose aforesaid he is hereby empowered to issue subpoenas and compulsory processes,
under his official seal, for the attendance of such persons and the production of such books and
papers as he may deem necessary. He shall have the authority, at all times, to call upon any
official of the city or heads of departments for any information as to the affairs under their
control and management as he may require; and he may call special meetings of the council to
consider any matter which he may think proper. He shall communicate to council, from time as
he may deem expedient, a statement of the condition and affairs of the city in respect to its
government, finances, and improvements, together with suggestions and recommendations of all
such measures he may deem conducive to the interest and welfare thereof.
        Section 23. That article seven, section five of said
act, which reads as follows:-
        “Section 5. The mayor shall have the criminal jurisdiction of an alderman within the city;
and shall have no civil jurisdiction except in relation to action for fines, penalties, or forfeitures
imposed by virtue of the ordinances of the city, or the laws of this Commonwealth relating
thereto. He shall have the power a committing magistrate, under the acts of Assembly relating to
tramps and vagrants; and shall, in addition, have authority to commit to any city or county
prison, for a term not exceeding thirty days, any dissolute or disorderly persons, in default of
payment of such fine or penalty as may be fixed by ordinance, with the cost of suit or arrest. He
shall be empowered to take acknowledgments of any instruments writing, solemnize marriages,
and administer oaths and affirmations, and shall attest all his acts with his official seal. He shall
keep a docket, and shall enter therein all actions and proceedings had before him; and said
docket with the entries therein, and duly certified transcripts thereof, shall be received in
evidence in the same manner and with like effect as the docket entries and transcripts of
aldermen are by law admissible for similar purposes. He shall charge and receive for all official
services the same fees and costs are allowed by law to the aldermen of the city for similar
services, but shall pay over the same into the city treasury monthly, according to the statements
thereof, verified by oath or affirmation before the superintendent of finance, and filed with him,”
be, and same is hereby, amended to read as follows:-
        Section 5. The mayor shall have the criminal jurisdiction of an alderman within the city;
and shall have no civil jurisdiction except in relation to actions for fines, penalties, or forfeitures,
imposed by virtue of the ordinances of the city, or the laws of the Commonwealth relating
thereto. He shall have the power of a committing magistrate under the acts of Assembly relating
to tramps and vagrants; and shall, in addition, have authority to commit to any city or county
prison, for a term not exceeding ninety days, any dissolute or disorderly person, in default of
payment of such fine or penalty as may be fixed by ordinances, with the cost of suit or arrest. He
shall be empowered to take acknowledgments of any instruments in writing, solemnize
marriages, and administer oaths and affirmations, and shall attest all his acts with his official
seal. He shall keep a docket, and shall enter therein all actions and proceedings had before him;
and said docket with the entries therein, and duly certified transcripts thereof, shall be received in
evidence in the same manner and with like effect as the docket entries and transcripts of
aldermen are by law admissible for similar purposes. He shall charge and receive for all official
services the same fees and costs as are allowed by law to aldermen of the city for similar
services, but shall pay over the same into the city treasury monthly, according to the statements
thereof, verified by oath or affirmation before the superintendent of accounts and finance, and
filed with him.
        Section 24. That article seven, section six of said act, which reads as follows:-
        “Section 6. The council shall fix, by ordinance, the number, rank, and compensation of
the members of the city police force, and prescribe all necessary rules and regulations for the
organization and government thereof in accordance with this act; and it shall be a misdemeanor
in office for any policeman to ask, demand, or receive any other compensation or reward
whatsoever for his official services, to be followed by dismissal from office: Provided, That
members of the police force may receive and retain rewards offered for the arrest of persons
accused of crime committed outside of the city in which they hold office. The council may also
designate, from the force, the chief and other officers, who shall be subject to the direction and
control of the council, and shall serve as such officers until their successors be duly designated
and qualified,” be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:-
        Section 6. The council shall fix, by ordinance, the number, rank, and compensation of the
members of the city police force, and prescribe all necessary rules and regulations for the
organization and government thereof in accordance with this act; and it shall be a misdemeanor
in office punishable by fine or imprisonment, either or both, for any policeman to ask, demand,
or receive any other compensation or reward whatsoever for his official services, to be followed
by dismissal from office: Provided, That members of the police force may receive and retain
rewards offered for the arrest of persons accused of crime committed outside of the city in which
they hold office. The council may also designate, from the force, the chief and other officers,
who shall serve as such officers until their successors be duly designated and qualified The
council or the mayor acting by authority and direction of council, on occasions of threatened
public disorder or danger, whenever in the judgment of the council or the mayor it is -necessary
for the public safety or to preserve order, may appoint supernumerary or extra policemen to serve
for such period as the council or the mayor may designate, not exceeding ten days, whose
compensation shall be fixed by council before or at he time said appointments are made.
        Section 25. That article seven, section seven of said act, which reads as follows:-
        “Section 7. Policemen shall be ex officio constables of the city, and shall and may,
without warrant and upon view, arrest and commit for hearing any and all persons guilty of
breach of the peace, vagrancy, riotous or disorderly conduct or drunkenness, or who may be
engaged in the commission of any unlawful act tending to imperil the personal security or
endanger the property of the citizens, or violating any of the ordinances of said city for the
violation of which a fine or penalty is imposed. They shall have authority to serve and execute all
criminal process or processes for the violation of the city ordinances which may be issued by the
mayor or any alderman, and shall charge the same fees and costs as pertain by law to the
constables of the city for similar services; but the said fees and costs shall be received and
collected by the mayor, and by him paid into the city treasury monthly as herein provided.
Policemen shall obey the orders of the mayor and make report to him, which report shall be laid
by him before council whenever required. The mayor shall exercise a constant supervision and
control over their conduct, and hear and determine all complaints against them in the discharge
of their duties; and he shall be required to remove from office any member or officer of the
police force upon a resolution to that effect passed by council,” be, and the same is hereby,
amended to read as follows:-
        Section 7. Policemen shall be ex officio constables of the city, and shall and may, without
warrant and upon view, arrest and commit for hearing any and all persons guilty of breach of the
peace, vagrancy, riotous or disorderly conduct or drunkenness, or who may be engaged in the
commission of any unlawful act tending to imperil the personal security or endanger the property
of the citizens, or violating any of the ordinances of said city for the violation of which a fine or
penalty is imposed. They shall have authority to serve and execute all criminal process or
processes for the violation of the city ordinances which may be issued by the mayor or any
alderman, and shall charge the same fees and costs as pertain by law to the constables of the city
for similar services; but the said fees and costs shall be received and collected by the mayor, and
by him paid into the city treasury monthly as herein provided. Policemen shall obey the orders of
the mayor and make report to him, which report shall be laid by him before council whenever
required. The mayor shall exercise a constant supervision and control over their conduct, and
hear and determine all complaints against them in the discharge of their duties; and upon finding
any such complaint well founded, shall submit his report thereon to council for its action, and in
the meantime, pending action by council, the mayor shall have power to suspend such policeman
from duty.
        Section 26. That article seven, section fourteen of said act, which reads as follows:-
        “Section 14. The superintendent of finance shall, from time to time and as often as he
may deem expedient or the city council shall direct, suggest plans to the council for the
management and improvement of the city finances; and he shall make a report, verified by oath
or affirmation, to the city council, at the first stated meeting in January in each year, of the public
accounts of the city, and of the trusts in its care, exhibiting all of the expenditures thereof,
respectively, and the sources from which the revenue and funds are derived and in what manner
the same have been disbursed; each account to be accompanied by a statement in detail of the
several appropriations made by council, the amount drawn on each appropriation, and the
balance outstanding to the debit or credit of such appropriation at the close of the fiscal year,
which report shall be published in pamphlet form. He shall also, at the first stated meeting in
January in each year, present to council a detailed statement of the estimated receipts,
expenditures, and liabilities of every kind for the ensuing year, with the balance of unexpended
appropriations, and all other information of value as a basis for fixing the levy and tax rate for
the next fiscal year,” be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:-
        Section 14. The superintendent of accounts and finance shall, from time to time and as
often as he may deem expedient or the city council shall direct, suggest plans to the council for
the management and improvement of the city finances; and he shall make .a report, verified by
oath or affirmation, to the city council, at the first stated meeting in March in each year, of the
public accounts of the city, and of the trusts in its care, exhibiting all of the expenditures thereof,
respectively, and the sources from which the revenue and funds are derived and in what manner
the same have been disbursed; each account to be accompanied by a statement in detail of the
several appropriations made by council, the amount drawn on each appropriation, and the
balance outstanding to the debit or credit of such appropriation at the close of the fiscal year,
which report shall be published in pamphlet form. He shall also, at the‟ first stated meeting in
December in each year, present to council a detailed statement of the estimated receipts,
expenditures, and liabilities, of every kind, for the ensuing year, with the balance of unexpended
appropriations, and all other information of value as a basis for fixing the levy and tax rate for
the next fiscal year. The superintendent of accounts and finance shall have authority to
administer oaths or affirmations in relation to any matter touching the authentication of every
account with, or claim or demand against, the city, but shall not be entitled to receive any fee
therefor. He shall also have power to appoint a deputy, subject to the approval of council, which
shall fix the salary of said deputy, who shall also have power to administer oaths or affirmations
in all matters relating to the affairs of said office, but the said superintendent shall in all cases be
responsible and liable for the actions and conduct of the said deputy.
        Section 27. That article seven, section fifteen of said act, which reads as follows:-
        “Section 15. The mayor of each city of the third class in Pennsylvania, elected under the
provisions of this act, shall receive for his services during his term of service an annual salary to
be fixed by ordinance, payable in monthly instalments. The council in said city shall, by
ordinance, fix the amount of the salary to be paid to the mayor for his services, and may provide
for the assessment and retention therefrom of reasonable fines for absence from regular or
special meetings of council or councilmanic committees. The amount of said salary in cities of
the third class shall not be less than five hundred dollars, nor more than three thousand five
hundred dollars, per year. For the first term of any mayor elected under the provisions of this act,
and until thereafter changed by ordinance, the salary of said mayors in cities of the third class
shall be as follows: In cities having a population of fifteen thousand or under, by the last United
States census. five hundred dollars; in cities having a population of over fifteen thousand, and
less than thirty thousand inhabitants, one thousand two hundred dollars per year in cities having a
population exceeding thirty thousand, and not exceeding fifty thousand inhabitants, two thousand
five hundred dollars per annum; in cities having a population of over fifty thousand, and not
exceeding seventy thousand inhabitants, three thousand dollars per annum; in cities having a
population of over seventy thousand inhabitants, three thousand five hundred dollars per annum.
        “The first council elected under the provisions of this act, shall, by ordinance, fix the
salary to be paid to the mayor in said cities for succeeding terms; and the amount of
compensation for the mayor in any of said cities shall not be increased or diminished during the
term of office for which he shall be elected. Succeeding councils may change the amount of such
compensation,,” be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows: -
        Section 15. The mayor of each city of the third class, elected under the provisions of this
act, shall receive for his services during the term of service an annual salary to be fixed by
ordinance, payable in monthly instalments. The council shall, by ordinance, fix the amount of
salary to be paid to the mayor for his services, and may provide for the assessment and retention
therefrom of reasonable fines for absence from regular or special meetings of council or
councilmanic committees. The amount of salary in cities of the third class shall not be less than
five hundred dollars, nor more than three thousand five hundred dollars per year. Until changed
by ordinance the salary of said mayors in cities of the third class shall be as follows: In cities
having a population of fifteen thousand or under, by the last United States census, five hundred
dollars per annum; in cities having a population of over fifteen thousand, and less than thirty
thousand inhabitants, one thousand two hundred dollars per annum; in cities having a population
exceeding thirty thousand, and not exceeding fifty thousand inhabitants, two thousand five
hundred dollars per annum; in cities having a population of over fifty thousand, and not
exceeding seventy thousand inhabitants, three thousand dollars per annum; in cities having a
population of over seventy thousand inhabitants, three thousand five hundred dollars per annum;
and the amount of compensation for the mayor in any of the said cities shall not be increased or
diminished during the term of office for which he shall be elected. Succeeding councils may
change the amount of such compensation, but such change shall not affect the compensation of
the mayor then in office.
        Section 28. That article eight, section one of said act, which reads as follows:-
        “Section 1. Subject to the provisions of section thirteen of article six of this act, the
council of each city of the third class shall, on the first Monday of January after its election, elect
a city treasurer, who shall hold his office for the term of two years from said first Monday of
January, and until his successor is duly elected and qualified, or until the said treasurer shall have
been removed from office according to law. The city treasurer shall be a competent accountant,
and shall have been a resident of the city and an elector thereof for at least three years previous
to his election. He shall give lawful bond to the city, with two or more sufficient sureties, or with
a surety or other company authorized by law to act as surety, to be approved by the council, in
such sum as it may by ordinance direct, conditioned for the honest and faithful discharge of his
official duties and the safe-keeping and payment over of all public moneys entrusted to his care.
He shall receive a fixed annual salary, to be provided by ordinance,” be, and the same is hereby,
amended to read as follows:-
        Section 1. The council of each city of the third class shall, on the first Monday of
January, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and twenty, and on the first Monday of
January in every fourth year thereafter, elect a city treasurer, who shall hold his office for the
term of four years from the said first Monday of January and until his successor is duly elected
and qualified, or until the said treasurer shall have been removed from office according to law.
The city treasurer shall be a competent accountant, and shall have been a resident of the city and
an elector thereof for at least three years previous to his election. He shall give lawful bond to the
city, with two or more sufficient sureties, or with a surety or other company authorized by law to
act as surety, to be approved by the council, in such sum as it may by ordinance direct,
conditioned for the honest and faithful discharge of his official duties and the safe-keeping and
payment over of all public moneys entrusted to his care. He shall receive a fixed annual salary, to
be provided by ordinance.
        Section 29. That article nine, section one of said act, as the same was amended by an act,
approved the nineteenth day of July, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and seventeen,
which reads as follows:-
        “Section 1. In cities of the third class where the term of city controller expires on the first
Monday of December in the year one thousand nine hundred and thirteen, the qualified electors
of the city shall, at the municipal election of that year, elect a city controller, who shall serve
from said first Monday of December until the first Monday of January, one thousand nine
hundred and eighteen. In the year one thousand nine hundred and seventeen, and quadre-nially
thereafter, the qualified electors of such city shall, at the municipal election, elect a city
controller, who shall serve for a term of four years from the first Monday of January next
succeeding his election. In cities of the third class where the city controller was elected at the
municipal election in the year one thousand nine hundred and eleven, the qualified electors of the
city shall, in the year one thousand nine hundred and fifteen, and quadrennially thereafter, elect a
city controller, who shall serve for a term of four years from the first Monday of January next
succeeding his election. The city controller shall examine, ,audit, and settle all accounts
whatsoever in which the city is concerned, either as debtor or creditor, where provision for the
settlement thereof is made by law; and, where no provision or an insufficient provision has been
made, he shall examine such accounts and report to the city council the facts relating thereto. He
shall have authority to administer oaths or affirmations in relation to any matter touching the
authentication of every account with, or claim or demand against, the city, but shall not be
entitled to receive any fee therefor; and the treasurer of said city shall pay no money out of the
city treasury unless the warrant therefor is duly countersigned by the city controller,” be, and the
same is hereby, amended to read as follows:-
        Section 1. In cities of the third class where the term of the city controller expires on the
first Monday of January in the year one thousand nine hundred and twenty, the qualified electors
of the city shall, at the municipal election of the preceding year, and every four years thereafter,
elect a city controller, who shall possess the qualifications herein prescribed for the city treasurer
and who shall serve for the term of four years from the first Monday of January next succeeding
their respective elections.
        In cities of the third class where the city controller was elected in the year one thousand
nine hundred and seventeen to serve until the first Monday in January in the year one thousand
nine hundred and twenty-two, the qualified electors of said cities shall elect a city controller ,at
the municipal election to be held in the year one thousand nine hundred and twenty-one, and
every four years thereafter elect controller in like manner to serve for the term aforesaid, the said
terms to begin on the first Monday of January next succeeding their respective elections.
        Section 30. That article nine, section two of an act, which reads as follows:-
        “Section 2. The said city controller shall receive such compensation as may be prescribed
by council,” be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:-
        Section 2. The said city controller shall examine, audit and settle all accounts whatsoever
in which the city is concerned, either as debtor or creditor, and shall also examine and audit the
accounts of all officers and departments which collect, receive, and disburse public moneys, or
who are charged with the management, control, or custody thereof, and in case he discovers any
default, irregularity, delinquency, or mismanagement, he shall make report to the council. He
shall also make report to council, on the first Monday of January in each year, and oftener if so
required by council, of the audits which he shall have made of the accounts of the officers having
charge, custody, control, and disbursements of public moneys, showing the balance in their
hands, respectively. He shall have the power to administer oaths or affirmations in relation to any
matter touching the authentication of any account, claim, or demand against the city, but shall
not receive any fee therefor, and the treasurer said city shall pay no money out of the city
treasury unless the warrant therefor is duly countersigned by the city controller. He shall have
power to issue subpoenas to obtain the attendance of officers whose accounts he is authorized to
adjust, audit, and settle, and also to subpoena any person or persons who it may be necessary to
examine as witnesses, and in case any city officer or any witness refuses to appear upon being
subpoenaed, he shall report such refusal to council, and the council is hereby empowered to
enact ordinances to compel the attendance of city officers and witnesses before the said city
controller and to impose penalties in case of refusal. The city controller shall give bond, with
surety to be approved by council, in such sum as the council shall fix by ordinance, and he shall
receive such compensation as shall be prescribed by council: Provided, however, Such
compensation shall not be less than the compensation paid to members of council, which shall
not be increased or diminished during his term. In case a vacancy occurs in the office of city
controller thirty days or more prior to the time for holding the next fall or municipal primary
election in said cities, the council shall fill the vacancy by electing a city controller to serve until
the first Monday of January next succeeding the time of holding said fall or municipal primary
election, and the qualified electors of the city in which said vacancy exists shall, at said fall or
municipal primary election, nominate and, at the succeeding fall or municipal election, elect, in
the manner provided by law, a city controller, who shall serve for the regular term of four years
from the first Monday of January succeeding his election; but in case the vacancy occurs less
than thirty days prior to the next fall or municipal primary election, the council shall elect a city
controller to serve during ,the remainder of the term of the city controller whose office has
become vacant.
        Section 31. That article nine, section three of said act, which reads as follows:-
        “Section 3. That the council of each city of the third class in this Commonwealth are
hereby authorized and directed to elect a city clerk, whose term of office and compensation shall
be fixed by ordinance: Provided, however, That the said term of office shall not exceed four
years,” be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:-
        Section 3. The council of each city of the third class is hereby authorized and directed to
elect a city clerk, who shall serve for a term of four years and until his successor is duly elected
and qualified, and whose compensation shall be fixed by ordinance, and he shall be removable in
the manner provided by law.
        Section 32. That article ten, section one of said act, which reads as follows:-
        “Section 1. Subject to the provisions of article six, the council of each of said cities of the
third class shall, on the first Monday of January following the election of members thereof, or as
soon thereafter as may be practicable, by the vote of a majority of the members chosen, elect one
person, learned in the law, and qualified to practice in the Supreme Court of this Commonwealth,
who shall be styled the city solicitor, and shall serve for the term of two years from the said first
Monday of January and until his successor shall be duly qualified, unless he shall have been
removed from office sooner in the method prescribed by law. Vacancies in said office shall be
filled by council for the unexpired term. He shall give lawful bond to the corporation, with two
or more sureties, or with a surety or other company authorized by law to act as surety, to be
approved by council, in such sum as they shall by ordinance direct, conditioned for the faithful
performance of his official duties as the same are or may be defined by law or ordinance,” be,
and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:-
        Section 1. Subject to the provisions of article six, the council of each of said cities of the
third class on the first Monday of May, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and twenty,
and on the first Monday of May every fourth year thereafter, or as soon there-after as practicable
in each of said years, by a vote of a majority of the members, shall elect one person, learned in
the law, and qualified to practice in the Supreme Court of this Commonwealth, who shall be
styled the city solicitor, and shall serve for the term of four years from the said first Monday of
May and until his successor shall be duly qualified, unless he shall have been removed from
office sooner in the method prescribed by law. Vacancies in said office shall be filled by council
for the unexpired term. He shall give lawful bond to the corporation, with two or more sureties,
or with a surety or other company authorized by law to act as surety, to be approved by council,
in such sum as they shall by ordinance direct, conditioned for the faithful performance his
official duties as the same are or may be defined by law or ordinance.
        Section 33. That article eleven, section one said act, which reads as follows:-”Section 1.
The council of any city of the third class of the State of Pennsylvania may, by ordinance, create a
board of health. The organization, powers, and duties of said board of health shall be as provided
by laws now in force in relation to boards of health,” be, and the same is hereby, amended to
read as follows :-
        Section 1. The council of any city of the third class by ordinance may create a board of
health. The organization, powers, and duties of said board health shall be as provided by laws
now in force relation to boards of health, except the members, officers, and subordinates thereof
may be appointed the council.
         Section 34. That article eleven, section three said act, which reads as follows:-
         “Section 3. The city clerk in cities of the third class shall be ex officio secretary of the
board of health, in case the council of said city shall create a board health under the provisions of
this act,” be, and the same is hereby, repealed.
         Section 35. That article fourteen, section six said act, which reads as follows:-
         “Section 6. The viewers provided for in the foregoing sections of this article may be
appointed before or at any time within six years after the entry, taking, appropriation, or injury,
or the passing of an ordinance providing for any matter set forth in section one of article
fourteen, of any property or materials for constructing said improvement; and upon the report of
said viewers, or any two of them, being filed in the said court, any party may, within thirty days
thereafter, file his, her, or their appeal from the said report to the said court. Such appeal shall be
writing, and accompanied by an affidavit of the appellant, or their agent or attorney, that the
same is not taken for the purpose of delay, but because the affiant firmly believes that injustice
has been done; and, after such appeal, either party may put the cause issue in the form directed
by said court, and the same shall be tried by said court and jury; and after final judgment, either
party may have an appeal therefrom to the proper court, the Superior Court or the Supreme
Court, in the manner prescribed in other cases. The said court of common pleas shall have power
to order what notices shall be given in connection with any part of the proceedings, and may
make all such orders as it may deem requisite. If any exceptions be filed with any appeal to the
proceedings, they shall be speedily disposed of, and if allowed a new view shall be ordered, and
if disallowed the appeal shall proceed as hereinbefore provided,” be, and the same is hereby,
amended to read as follows:-
         Section 6. The viewers provided for in the fore going sections of this article may be
appointed before or at any time within six years after the entry, taking, appropriation, or injury,
or the passing of an ordinance providing for any matter set forth in section one of this article, of
any property or material for constructing said improvement; and upon the report of said viewers,
or any two of them, being filed in the said court,-which report shall be filed within three months
from the date of their appointment unless the time for so doing shall be extended by the court,-
any party may, within thirty days thereafter, file his, her, or their appeal from the said report to
the said court. Such appeal shall state the grounds or reasons for the appeal as in other appeal
cases, and shall be in writing, and accompanied by an affidavit of the appellant, or their agent or
attorney, that the same is not taken for the purpose of delay, but because the affiant firmly
believes that injustice has been done; and after such appeal, either party may put the cause at
issue in the form directed by said court, and the same shall be tried by said court and jury; and,
after final judgment, either party may have an appeal therefrom to the proper court, the Superior
Court or the Supreme Court, in the manner as prescribed in other cases. The said court of
common pleas shall have power to order what notices shall be given in connection with any part
of the proceedings,-and may make all such orders as it may deem requisite. If any exceptions be
filed with any appeal to the proceedings, they shall be speedily disposed of, and if allowed a new
view shall be ordered, and if disallowed the appeal shall proceed as hereinbefore provided.
         Section 36. That article fourteen, section seven of said act, which reads as follows:-
         “Section 7. In case any such city shall repeal any ordinance passed, or discontinue any
proceeding taken, providing for any of the improvements mentioned in the first section of this
article, prior to the entry upon, taking, appropriation, or injury to any property or material, and
within thirty days after the filing of the report of viewers assessing damages and benefit, the said
city shall not thereafter be liable to pay any damages which have been or might have been
assessed, but all costs upon any proceedings had thereon shall be paid by the said city,” be, and
the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:-
         Section 7. In case any such city shall repeal any ordinance passed, or discontinue any
proceeding taken, providing for any of the improvements mentioned in the first section of this
article, prior to the entry upon, taking, appropriation, or injury to any property or materials, and
within thirty days after the filing of the report of viewers assessing damages and benefits, the
said city shall not thereafter be liable to pay any damages which have or might have been
assessed, but all costs upon any proceeding had thereon shall be paid by the said city, including
attorney fees to be fixed by the court on behalf of the owner or owners.
         Section 37. That article fifteen, section one of said act, which reads as follows:-
         “Section 1. Subject to the provisions of article six of this act, the council of each of said
cities of the third class shall, on the first Monday of January or as soon thereafter as may be
conveniently done, elect one person, resident of the city for at least five years previous to his
election, a qualified elector thereof, and owner of real estate therein at the time of his election
and during the entire term of service, of the assessed value of at least five hundred dollars, as city
assessor, to serve from the date of his election until the first Monday of January of the
succeeding year. Council shall not permit any person elected assessor to enter upon the duties of
said office, nor continue in office, when he does not have and possess all of the qualifications
aforesaid; and for this purpose council shall have power, by a majority vote of all the members
elected thereto, to declare the said office of assessor vacant at any time any person has not or
ceases to have the qualifications aforesaid for the said office; and they may thereupon fill the
vacancy thus occasioned, in the manner hereinafter provided for the filling of vacancies,” be, and
the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:-
         Section 1. The council of each of said cities of the third class on the first Monday of
January, one thousand nine hundred and twenty, and on the first Monday of January in every
fourth year thereafter, or as soon thereafter as may be conveniently done, shall elect one person,
resident of the city for at least five years previous to his election, a qualified elector thereof, and
owner of real estate therein, at the time of his election and during the entire term of service, of
the assessed value of at least five hundred dollars, as city assessor, to serve for the term of four
years from the first Monday of January in the year in which he is elected. Council shall not
permit any person elected assessor to enter upon the duties of said office, nor continue in office,
when he does not have and possess all of the qualifications aforesaid, and for this purpose
council shall have power, by majority vote of all the members elected thereto, to declare the said
office of assessor vacant at any time any person has not or ceases to have the qualifications
aforesaid for the said office; and they may thereupon fill the vacancy thus occasioned, in the
manner hereinafter provided for the filling of vacancies.
         Section 38. That article fifteen, section ten of said act, which reads as follows:-
         “Section 10. The said assessor shall complete his triennial assessment, and the annual
assessments in intervening years, on or before the first day of September in each year; and he
shall have power to add to the duplicates in the hands of the city treasurer any subject of taxation
therefrom, and to rectify any and all errors and mistakes made therein,” be, and the same is
hereby, amended to read as follows:-
         Section 10. The said assessor shall complete his triennial assessment, and the annual
assessments in intervening years, on or before the first day of September in each year; and he
shall have power, with the approval of the board of revision and appeals, to add to the duplicates
in the hands of the city treasurer any subject of taxation omitted therefrom, and to rectify any and
all errors and mistakes made therein.
        Section 39. That article sixteen, section one of said act, which reads as follows:-
        “Section 1. Subject to the provisions of article six of this act, the council of each city of
the third class shall, on the first Monday of January succeeding their election, or as soon
thereafter as practicable, elect by majority vote of said council a competent civil engineer, who
shall be styled the city engineer, and shall serve for a term of two years from the date of his
election, and until his successor shall be duly qualified, unless he shall sooner be removed from
said office according to law,” be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:-
        Section 1. Subject to the provisions of article six of this act, the council of each city of the
third class shall on the first Monday of May, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred twenty,
and on the first Monday of May in every fourth year thereafter, or as soon thereafter as
practicable in each of said years, elect by majority vote of said council a competent civil
engineer, who shall be styled the city engineer, and shall serve for a term of four years from the
said first Monday of May, and until his successor shall be duly qualified, unless he shall sooner
be removed from said office according to law. He shall give bond with surety, in such sum as
council may direct, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties. Vacancies in said
office shall be filled by council for the unexpired term.
        Section 40. That article nineteen of said act, which reads as follows:-

                                         “ARTICLE XIX.
         “Section 1. Any proposed ordinance may be submitted to the council by a petition signed
by the electors of any city of the third class of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Upon the
written request of one hundred qualified electors, directed to the city clerk, asking that a petition
be prepared, he shall prepare such petition within ten days; and in the meantime notice shall be
given in one of the daily newspapers, if one be published in the city, and, if not, then in a weekly
newspaper, that such petition will be ready for signing at the expiration of ten days from the
presentation of the aforesaid request. This notice shall state the purpose for which the petition is
made, the place where and when it may be signed, and ten days shall be allowed for signatures.
The signing shall be done in the city clerk‟s office only, and the petition shall be retained there at
all times during the period of ten days. Each signer shall add to his signature his place of
residence, street and number, and shall make oath before the city clerk that he is a qualified
elector of the city and resides at the address given. At the expiration of the ten days aforesaid,
and within ten days thereafter, the city clerk shall examine such petition, and from the voters
registered ascertain whether or not said petition is signed by voters equal to twenty per centum of
all votes cast for all candidates for mayor at the last preceding municipal election, and, if
necessary, the council shall allow him extra help for that purpose; and he shall attach to said
petition his certificate showing the result of said examination. If, by the clerk‟s certificate, the
petition is shown to contain less than twenty per centum, as aforesaid, it may be amended within
ten days from the date of said certificate. The clerk shall, within ten days after such amendment,
make like examination and certification of the amended petition; and if his certificate shall show
the same to contain less than twenty per centum, as aforesaid, it shall be returned to the person
filing the same, without prejudice. If the petition shall be certified to contain twenty per centum
of said votes cast, as aforesaid, the clerk shall submit the same to the council without delay. If
the petition accompanying the proposed ordinance be signed by electors equal in number to
twenty per centum of the votes cast for all candidates for mayor at the last preceding municipal
election, and contains a request that the said ordinance be submitted to a vote of the people if not
passed by the council, such council shall either:
         “(a) Pass said ordinance without alteration, within twenty days, except as otherwise
provided herein, after attachment of the clerk‟s certificate to the accompanying petition; or
         “(b) Forthwith, after the clerk shall attach to the petition accompanying such ordinance
his certificate of sufficiency, the council shall call a special election unless the general municipal
election is fixed within ninety days thereafter; and at such special or general election, if one is so
fixed, such ordinance shall be submitted without alteration to the vote of the electors of the said
city. The ballots used when voting upon said ordinance shall be supplied by council, and shall
contain the words, „For the ordinance‟ (stating the nature of proposed ordinance), and Against
the ordinance‟ (stating the nature of proposed ordinance). If the majority of the qualified electors
voting on the proposed ordinance shall vote in favor thereof, such ordinance shall thereupon
become a valid and binding ordinance of said city. Any ordinance which, under the provisions of
article nineteen or article twenty of this act is proposed by petition, or which shall be adopted by
a vote of the people, cannot be repealed or amended within two years, except by a vote of the
people. Any number of proposed ordinances may be voted upon at the same election, in
accordance with the provisions of this section, but there shall not be more than one special
election in any period of six months for such purpose. The council may submit a proposition for
the repeal of any such ordinance or amendments thereto, to be voted upon at any succeeding
general city election; and should such proposition, so submitted, receive a majority of the votes
thereon at such election, such ordinance shall thereby be repealed or amended accordingly.
Whenever any ordinance or proposition is required by this act to be submitted to the voters of the
city at any election, city clerks shall cause such ordinance or proposition to be published once in
each of the daily newspapers published in said city, such publication to be not more than twenty
or less than five days before the submission of such proposition or ordinance to be voted on,” be,
and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:-

                                         ARTICLE XIX.
        Section 1. Any proposed ordinance (except as hereinafter mentioned) may be submitted
to the council by a petition signed by the electors of any city of the third class of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Upon the written request of one hundred qualified electors,
directed to the city clerk, asking that a petition be prepared, he shall prepare such petition within
ten days, and in the meantime notice by one insertion shall be given in one of the daily
newspapers, if one be published in the city, and, if not, then in a weekly or daily newspaper
published in the county in which said city is situated, that such petition will be ready for signing
at the expiration of ten days from the presentation of said request. This notice shall state the
purpose for which the petition is made, the place where and when it may be signed, and ten days
shall be allowed for signatures. The signing shall be done in the city clerk‟s office only, and, the
petition shall be retained there at all times during the period of ten days. Each signer shall add to
his signature his place of residence, street and number, and shall make oath before the city clerk
that he is a qualified elector of the city and resides at the address given. At the expiration of the
ten days aforesaid, and within ten days thereafter, the city clerk shall examine such petition, and
from the voters registered ascertain whether or not said petition is signed by voters equal to
twenty per centum of all votes cast for all candidates for mayor at the last preceding municipal
election at which a mayor was elected, and, if necessary the council shall allow him extra help
for that purpose; and he shall attach to said petition his certificate showing the result of said
examination. If by the clerk‟s certificate the petition is shown to contain less than twenty per
centum as aforesaid, it may e amended within ten days from the date of said certificate. The clerk
shall, within ten days after such amendment, make like examination and certification of the
amended petition, and if his certificate shall show the same to contain less than twenty per
centum as aforesaid, it shall be returned to the person filing the same, without prejudice. If the
petition shall be certified to contain twenty per centum of said votes cast as aforesaid, the clerk
shall submit the same to the council without delay. If the petition accompanying the proposed
ordinance be signed by electors equal in number to twenty per centum of the votes cast for all
candidates for mayor at the last preceding municipal election at which a mayor was elected, and
contains a request that the said ordinance be submitted to a vote of the people, if not passed by
the council, such council shall either:
         (a) Pass said ordinance without alteration, within twenty days, except as otherwise
provided herein, after attachment of the clerk‟s certificate to the accompanying petition; or
         (b) Forthwith, after the clerk shall attach to the petition accompanying such ordinance his
certificate of sufficiency, the council shall call a special election unless the general or municipal
election is fixed within ninety days thereafter; and at such special election, if one is so fixed, or
at the said general or municipal election, such ordinance shall be submitted without alteration to
the vote of the electors of the said city. The ballots used when voting upon said ordinance shall
be supplied by council, and shall contain the words “For the ordinance” (stating the nature of
proposed ordinance), and “Against the ordinance” (stating the nature of proposed ordinance). If
the majority of the qualified electors voting on the proposed ordinance shall vote in favor
thereof, such ordinance shall thereupon become a valid and binding ordinance of said city. Any
ordinance which, under the provisions of article nineteen (XIX) or of article twenty (XX) of this
act, is proposed by petition, or which shall be adopted by a vote of the people, cannot be repealed
or amended within two years except by a vote of the people. Any number of proposed ordinances
may be voted upon at the same election, in accordance with the provisions of this section, but
there shall not be more than one special election in any period of six months for such purpose.
The council may submit a proposition for the repeal of any such ordinance or amendments
thereto, to be voted upon at any succeeding municipal or general election, and should such
proposition, so submitted, receive a majority of the votes thereon at such election, such
ordinance shall thereby be repealed or amended accordingly. Whenever any ordinance or
proposition is required by this act to be submitted to the voters of the city at any election, city
clerks shall cause such ordinance or proposition to be published once in at least two of the
newspapers published in said city, and if two newspapers are not published in the city, then in
two newspapers published in the county, such publication to be not less than five nor more than
twenty days before the submission of such proposition or ordinance to be voted on.
         Section 2. That the provisions of the foregoing section shall not apply to or include any
ordinance:
         (a) Relating to any matter, subject, or thing, which is not the subject of a referendum vote
as hereinafter provided;
         (b) To repeal, amend, or modify any ordinance which had been subject to the provisions
of the referendum as hereinafter provided.
         Section 41. That article twenty of said act, which reads as follows:-
         “Section 1. No ordinance passed by the council, except when otherwise required by the
general laws the State, or required or permitted by the provisions this act, and except ordinances
for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, which contains a statement
of their urgency, shall go into effect before ten days from the time of its final passage; and if,
during the said ten days from the time of its final passage, a petition signed by electors the city
equal in number to at least twenty per centum of the entire votes of all candidates for mayor the
last preceding general municipal election at which a mayor was elected, protesting against the
passage of such ordinance, be presented to the council, the same shall thereupon be suspended
from going into operation; and it shall be the duty of the council reconsider such ordinance; and,
if the same is not entirely repealed, the council shall submit the ordinance, as is provided by
subsection (b) of section one article nineteen of this act, to the vote of the electors of the city,
either at the general election or at a special municipal election to be called for that purpose; and
such ordinance shall not go into effect become operative unless a majority of the qualified
electors voting on the same shall vote in favor thereof. Said petition shall be prepared, signed,
and perfected all respects, in accordance with the provisions of said section one of article
nineteen, and be examined and certified to by the clerk in all respects as therein provided: And
provided, That the provisions of article nineteen and article twenty shall not become effective
until January first, nineteen hundred and fourteen, nor apply to any tax levy, nor to the annual
appropriation ordinance, nor to any ordinance providing for the exercise of the right of eminent
domain: And provided further, That no franchise or consent occupy the public streets, highways,
or other places any of said cities shall be given or granted to any person or persons, railroad,
railway, gas, water, electric light, telegraph, or telephone company, or to any other public service
corporation, except by ordinance; and no ordinance for such purpose shall go into effect for
thirty days after its approval, or for thirty days after the time it would otherwise have become a
law. within said thirty days a petition, prepared, advertised, and perfected, in all respects
complying with the provisions of article nineteen, section one, is addressed to the council, signed
by electors of the city equal in number to at least twenty per centum of the total number of
registered voters, as shown by the last preceding registration, protesting against the passage said
ordinance, the latter shall be suspended. It shall be the duty of the city clerk, within ten days after
said petition is filed with him, to examine and ascertain from the registry of votes whether or not
said petition is signed by the requisite number of electors, and, if necessary, the council shall
allow the said clerk extra help for said purpose. When the said clerk has made said examination,
he shall attach his certificate to said petition, showing the result of his examination; and, if it
shall appear that the petition has not the requisite number of electors as petitioners, o further
action shall be taken; but this shall not prevent the filing of another petition in like manner within
said thirty days, and in case such petition is presented, the same proceedings shall be had thereon
as in the first petition. If no petition having the twenty per centum of electors as hereinabove
provided is presented or filed with the city clerk, within said thirty days, the said ordinance shall
then go into immediate effect, unless otherwise provided in the ordinance.
        “In case the petition or petitions, provided for in the preceding section, be signed by the
twenty per centum of the total number of registered voters shown by the last preceding
registration, the council shall reconsider such ordinance; and, if the same is not entirely repealed,
the council shall call a special election, unless the general or municipal election is to be held
within ninety days therefrom, in which latter case the question of reference shall be to the
general or municipal election, as the case may be. At the special election, if one is so fixed by the
council, or at the general or the municipal election occurring within ninety days, the said
ordinance shall be submitted without alteration. “When the submission is at a general or
municipal election, the city clerk shall certify to the county commissioners a copy of the
ordinance, and the proceedings of council directing the referendum vote; and the county
commissioners shall cause the proper ballot to be printed in the ballot sheet used at the said
respective elections. Where there is a special election the ballots shall be prepared and furnished
by the city; and said elections shall be held by the same officers who hold the general or
municipal elections (as the case may be), and the expenses of said special elections shall be paid
for by the city; and said city may fix, not only the day of election, but the time for opening and
closing of the polls. Any number of ordinances may be referred and voted on at the same
election, and there shall not be more than one special election every six months. The ballot for
each referendum shall be substantially in the following form:

                          “CITY ORDINANCE REFERENDUM.
       “If you are for the ordinance, mark an X opposite the word FOR; if you are against the
ordinance, mark an X opposite the word AGAINST.
       “Approval of the city ordinance (stating the purpose of said ordinance).


                               FOR
                               AGAINST

        “The officers holding said elections shall keep tally sheets and make returns of votes in
the same manner as tally sheets are kept and returns made in, the election of officers, and the
submission of other questions as now provided by law. The said returns shall be filed with the
prothonotary of the court of common pleas, and the said court shall compute the returns and
cause the result thereof to be filed in the said court, and the said prothonotary shall certify the
result to the council of the proper city. In case of special elections the said prothonotary shall lay
the returns of elections before the said court at a meeting or session of the said court to be held
on the Tuesday succeeding said election, for computation as aforesaid. If it shall appear that
more persons have voted for said ordinance than against it, the ordinance shall take immediate
effect the same as if it had been approved by the mayor and there had been no referendum vote
thereon. If the vote is against said ordinance, it shall be lost and of no effect.
        “Before any referendum election is held on any ordinance as hereinbefore provided, it
shall be the duty of the city clerk to publish or cause to be published a copy of the ordinance
which is submitted to a vote of the people, one insertion in at least two newspapers published in
the respective city, and, if two newspapers are not published in the city, then in two newspapers
published in the county, if there be such; said publication to be not less than five nor more than
twenty days before the respective election; and a copy of said publication, duly verified by
affidavit, shall be filed by the city clerk in the prothonotary‟s office of said court, with the result
of the election as computed and filed by the court,” be, and the same is hereby, amended to read
as follows:-

                                         ARTICLE XX.
        Section 1. No ordinance passed by the council, except as hereinafter mentioned, shall go
into effect before ten (10) days from the time of its final passage; and, if during the said ten days
from the time of its final passage, a petition signed by electors of the city equal in number to at
least twenty per centum the entire vote for all candidates for mayor at the last preceding general
municipal election at which mayor was elected, protesting against the passage such ordinance, be
presented to the council, the same shall thereupon be suspended from going into petition; and it
shall be the duty of the council to reconsider such ordinance; and if the same is not entirely
repealed, the council shall submit the ordinance, as is provided by subsection (b) of section one
of the preceding article of this act, to the vote of the electors of the city, either at the general or
municipal election or a special election to be called for -that purpose; and such ordinance shall
not go into effect or become operative unless a majority of the qualified electors voting on the
same shall vote in favor thereof. Upon the written request of one hundred qualified electors,
directed to the city clerk, asking that the petition hereinabove provided for be prepared, he shall
prepare such petition immediately, and thereupon give notice by one insertion in one of the daily
newspapers if one be published in the city, and, if not, then in a weekly or daily newspaper
published in the county, that such petition is ready for signing and the purpose of the petition,
giving the place where, and time when, may be signed, and the said signing shall be done in the
city clerk‟s office only, where the petition shall be retained during the period of ten days after the
passage of the said ordinance.
        Each signer shall add to his signature his place of residence, street and number, and shall
make oath before the city clerk that he is a qualified elector of the city and resides at the address
given. The city clerk shall keep his office open for the purpose of signatures to the initiative and
referendum petitions from eight o‟clock in the forenoon to twelve (noon), and from one o‟clock
in the afternoon to five o‟clock in the afternoon of each day except Sundays and holidays, and he
shall not permit any person to sign any of the said petitions after five o‟clock in the afternoon of
the last day for signing the initiative, nor after the tenth day following the passage of the
ordinance on which the referendum vote is prayed for, and, at the expiration of said ten days, the
said petition in which referendum vote is asked, then in the hands of the city clerk, shall be
deemed and taken to be filed with and presented to the council, and it shall be the duty of the city
clerk to lay the same before the council at its first meeting thereafter. After its presentation, the
city clerk shall ascertain from the voters‟ registry whether or not said referendum petition is
signed by voters equal to twenty per centum of all the votes cast for mayor at the last preceding
municipal election at. which a mayor was elected, and if necessary the council shall allow him
extra help for that purpose, and after he has made said examination he shall report the result
thereof to council
        Section 2. No franchise or consent to occupy the public streets, highways, or other places
in any city of the third class, shall be given or granted to any person or persons, railroad, railway,
gas, water, light, telephone, or telegraph company, or to any public service corporation, except
by ordinance, and no ordinance for such purpose shall go into effect for thirty days after its final
passage. If within said thirty days, a petition prepared, advertised, and perfected, in respects
complying with the provisions of the preceding section of this article (except that the petitioners
shall have thirty days in which to prepare said petition), addressed to the council, signed by
registered electors of the city equal in number to at least twenty per centum of all the votes cast
for mayor at the last preceding municipal election at which a mayor was elected, protesting
against the passage of said ordinance, the latter shall be suspended, and it shall be the duty the
city clerk to examine said petition, and ascertain from the registry of voters whether or not said
petition is signed by the required number of electors, and, if necessary, the council shall allow
the city clerk extra help for said purpose, and upon such examination he shall report the result to
council.
        Section 3. .In case it shall appear that the petitions hereinabove provided for in sections
one (1) and two (2) of this article have not been signed by the requisite number of voters, no
action shall be taken, but the ordinances shall be deemed and taken to be in full force from the
time or times they each would have gone into effect had there been no petition against the same;
but in case the petition or petitions provided for in the preceding sections in this article be signed
by electors equal to twenty per centum of all the votes cast for mayor as aforestated, the council
shall reconsider such ordinance, and if the same is not entirely repealed, the council shall call a
special election, unless the general or municipal election is to be held within ninety days
therefrom, in which case the question reference shall be to the general or municipal election, as
the case may be. At the special election, if one is so fixed by council, or at the general or
municipal election occurring within ninety days, the said ordinance shall be submitted without
alteration.
        Section 4. When the submission is at a general municipal election, the city clerk shall
certify to the county commissioners a copy of the ordinance and the proceedings of council
directing the referendum vote, and the county commissioners shall cause the proper ballot to be
printed on the ballot sheet used in the respective elections. Where there is a special election, the
ballots shall be prepared and furnished by the city; and said elections shall be held by the same
officers who hold the general or municipal elections (as the case may be), and the expenses of
said special elections shall be paid for by the city, and said city may fix, not only the day of the
election, but the time for opening and closing the polls. Any number of ordinances may be
referred to and voted on at the same election, and there shall not be more than one special
election every six months. The ballot for each referendum shall be substantially in the following
form:

                           CITY ORDINANCE REFERENDUM.
       If you are for the ordinance, mark an X opposite the word FOR; if you are against the
ordinance, mark an X opposite the word AGAINST.
       Approval of the city ordinance (stating the purpose of said ordinance).
                                FOR
                                AGAINST

        Section 5. The officers holding said elections shall keep tally sheets and make returns of
votes in the same manner as tally sheets are kept and returns made in elections of officers and the
submission of other questions as now provided by law. The said returns shall be filed with the
prothonotary of the court common pleas, and the said court shall compute the returns and cause
the results thereof to be filed in said court, and the said prothonotary shall certify the result to the
council of the proper city. In case of special elections, the said prothonotary shall lay the returns
of the election before the said court at a meeting or session of the said court to be held on the
Tuesday succeeding the said election for computation as afore said. If it shall appear that more
persons have voted for said ordinance than against it, the ordinance shall take immediate effect,
the same as if it had been passed by the council and signed by the mayor and there had been no
referendum vote thereon. If the vote is against said ordinance it shall be lost and of no effect.
        Section 6. Before any referendum election is held on any ordinance as hereinbefore
provided it shall the duty of the city clerk to publish or cause to published a copy of the
ordinance which is to be submitted to the vote of the people, one insertion in least two
newspapers published in the respective city, and, if two newspapers are not published in the said
city, then in two newspapers published in the county if there be such, said publication to be not
less than five nor more than twenty days before the respective election, and a copy of said
publication, duly verified by affidavit, shall be filed by the city clerk in the prothonotary‟s office
in said court, with the result of the election as computed and filed by the court.
        Section 7. The provisions of this article with reference to referendum proceedings shall
not apply to any ordinances passed for the following purposes; namely,
        (a) Ordinances expressly required to be passed by the general laws of the State or by the
provisions of any act of Assembly, or the provisions of which and the matters to be carried out
thereunder are subject to the approval of an officer or tribunal of the State Govern meant;
        (b) Ordinances providing for tax levies, annual and other appropriations, and for the
exercise of the right of eminent domain;
        (c) Ordinances for the preservation of the public peace, health, morals, safety, and in the
exercise of the police powers of the city government, and for the prevention and abatement of
nuisances;
        (d) Any ordinance providing for an election to increase indebtedness, and any other
ordinance which by law must be submitted to an election before it shall take effect;
        (e) Ordinances for the opening, paving, grading, or other improvement of streets or
highways, when the improvement is petitioned for by a majority in number or interest of the
abutting property owners;
        (f) Ordinances for the construction of sewers, and for the purpose of keeping the streets,
highways, and sidewalks, in good order and repair and in a safe and passable condition.
        Section 42. That article twenty-one of said act, which reads as follows:
        “Section 4. All acts of Assembly or parts of acts relating to cities of the third class, not
inconsistent with the provisions of this act, shall be and remain in full force; and all acts and
parts of acts, general, special, or local, appertaining to the subject matter covered by this act, so
far as they are inconsistent with the provisions thereof, be, and the same are hereby, repealed,
except that nothing in this act shall be interpreted to repeal, abridge, or in any way affect the
provisions of an act, approved the twenty-second day of April, Anno Domini nineteen hundred
and five, entitled „An act to preserve the purity of the waters of the State, for the protection of the
public health,‟ “ be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:-
        Section 4. All acts of Assembly or parts of acts relating to cities of the third class, not
inconsistent with the provisions of this act, shall be and remain in full force; and all acts and
parts of acts,, general, special, or local, appertaining to the subject matter covered by this act, so
far as they are inconsistent with the provisions thereof, be, and the same are hereby, repealed,
except that nothing in this act shall be interpreted to repeal, abridge, or in any way affect the
provisions of an act, approved the twenty-second day of April, Anno Domini nineteen hundred
and five, entitled “An act to preserve the purity of the waters of the State, for the protection of
the public health,” or the provisions of an act, approved the twenty-eighth day of April, Anno
Domini nineteen hundred and three, entitled “An act for the annexation of any city, borough,
township, or part of a township, to a contiguous city, and providing for the indebtedness of the
same,” and the amendments or supplements thereof, or of the Public Service Company Law or
amendments or supplements thereof: Provided, That this act shall not apply to any city
incorporated, prior to May twenty-third, one thousand eight hundred seventy-four, by special act
of Assembly, which has not accepted the provisions of an act, entitled “An act dividing cities of
this State into three classes, regulating the passage of ord