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the same may be; providing remedies for the recovery of debts due by reason of such contracts, and repealing, consolidating and extending existing laws in relation thereto," approved the fourteenth day of June, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and one.

Authorizing the board of county commissioners of the several counties of the State to furnish, on petition, appropriate metal markers for the graves of soldiers and sailors who served with honor in the military forces of the United States.

To amend an act ,approved the twenty-eighth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine, entitled "An act authorizing the employment of male prisoners in the jails and workhouses of this Commonwealth, and regulating the same, and providing a penalty for an escape of prisoners while employed outside of said jails or workhouses; and also to amend "An act amending section four of an act, entitled 'An act authorizing the employ. ment of male prisoners of the jails and workhouses of this Commonwealth, and regulating the same, and providing a penalty for the escape of prisoners while employed outside of the jails or workhouses,' approved the twenty-eighth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine, providing that in certain cases the prison board shall be permitted 10 direct the work of prisoners to be done on the streets of the borough where the prisoner has been imprisoned,” approved the twenty-fourth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and one.

To amend "An act to fix the salaries to be paid county officers in counties containing over five hundred thousand inhabitants and less than eight hundred thousand inhabitants, by fixing the salaries of county engineers,” being a supplement to an act approved the sixteenth day of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one, entitled "An act to amend 'An act to fix the salaries to be paid county officers in counties containing over five hundred thousand inhabitants,'” being a supplement to an act approved the thirty-first day of March, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six, entitled "An act to carry into effect section five of article fourteenth of the Constitution, relative to the salaries of county officers and the payment of fees received by them into the State or county treasury, in counties containing over five hundred thousand inhabitants, and fixing the compensation of county officers therein,

April 25, 1903. Amending section one of an act, entitled "An act empowering cities of this Commonwealth to grade, pave, curb, macadamize, and otherwise improve the public streets and alleys, or parts thereof, within their corporate limits, without petition of property holders, and providing for the payment of the costs, damages and expenses thereof," approved the twenty-second day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five; providing for the approval of ordinances by the city recorder, and the number of publications of the ordinance.

Entitled a supplement to an act, approved the twenty-fourth day of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, entitled "An act amending paragraph ten of the second subdivision of the second section of an act, entitled An act to provide for the incorporation and regulation of certain corporations,' approved the twenty-ninth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four, and the several supplements thereto, providing for the incorporation of companies to supply materials for refrigerating purposes to the public through pipes or conduits from central stations;" repealing part of section two of said act, and further regulating such corporations in cities of the first class.

To further regulate the construction, maintenance and inspection of buildings and party walls, in cities of the first class.

A supplement to an act approved twenty-third day of May, one thousand eight hunlred and ninety-nine, entitled "An act for the incorporation and government of cities of the third class,” providing for the adjustment of the indebtedness of such cities, and boroughs and townships annexed thereto.

To amend section two of an act, entitled "An act authorizing the erection of a poor-house by the township of North Abington, South Abington and Newton, in the county of Luzerne," approved April fourth, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixtyeight, and creating the Northern Luzerne Poor District.

Authorizing the councils of any city of this Commonwealth, with the approval of the mayor or recorder thereof, to establish scientific, educational and economic institutions, and to create boards of trustees for the government of each institution.

Authorizing James Russ, a citizen of Dauphin county, Pennsylvania, to bring suit, in the court of common pleas of Dauphin county, against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Authorizing the Superintendent of Public Instruction to employ or aid in the employment of lecturers and instructors, to attend the summer assemblies or associations incorporated for the promotion of education and popular culture, and of the Pennsylvania Educational Association, and providing for the payment of such lecturers or instructors.

To further amend an act, entitled "An act authorizing cities of this Commonwealth to purchase, acquire, take, use and appropriate private property for public park purposes," approved the twentysixth day of June, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, so that poorhouse property may be taken for park purposes.

April 27, 1903. Amending section three of an act, 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, store-keepers 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,” approved the thirtieth day of July, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven, by providing that, in counties having a population of more than five hundred thousand (500,000) and less than one million (1,000,000), the cost of publishing the list of applicants for liquor licenses shall be paid out of the general funds of the county, and not deducted from the fees paid by such applicants for expenses connected therewith.

Authorizing the taking of eels in this Commonwealth, upon procuring a license to do so, and defining the manner in which they may be taken, and the license fees which shall be paid.

Regulating the salaries of the chaplains of the Senate and House of Representatives.

To repeal an act approved the third day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two, entitled "An act to allow the voters of the Twentieth Ward, of the City of Philadelphia, to vote for or against the issuing of licenses for the selling of intoxicating liquors within the said ward.

To repeal an act approved the twentieth day of' March, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two, entitled "An act to allow the voters of the Twenty-ninth ward of the city of Philadelphia, to vote on the question of licensing the sale of intoxicat. ing liquors.

To repeal an act approved the third day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, entitled, “An act to allow the voters of the Twenty-second ward, of the city of Philadelphia, to vote on the question of granting licenses to sell intoxicating liquors."

To repeal an act approved the third day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two, entitled An act to allow the voters of the Twenty-first ward, of the city of Philadelphia, to vote on the question of licensing the sale of intoxicating liquors.”

To repeal an act approved the twenty-third day of March, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two, entitled An

act to allow the voters of the Fourteenth ward, of the city of Philadelphia, to vote on the question of granting licenses to sell intoxicating liquors."

To repeal an act approved the twenty-third day of March, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two, entitled An act to allow the voters of the Thirteenth ward, of the city of Philadelphia, to vote for or against the issuing of licenses for the sale of intoxicating liquors within the said ward."

To repeal an act approved the twenty-third day of March, Anno Domini one thousand eight bundred and seventy-two, entitled An act to allow the voters of the Fifteenth ward, of the city of Philadelphia, to vote for or against the issuing of licenses for the sale of intoxicating liquors within the said ward.”

Authorizing the county commissioners of the several counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to accept, take, and thereafter maintain as a county bridge, and public bridge used for public travel, built or maintained by any borough or township, or both, or any two townships, within such county, over rivers, when tendered to the county commissioners for any such county by the proper authorities of such borough or townships, free and without charge therefor.

To prohibit the adulteration of food, and providing for the en. forcement thereof.

Entitled an act providing for the sale of the real estate of lunatics, at private sale, and empowering courts of common pleas to order, direct and approve such private sales.

To provide for, and to determine the place of, the assessment of coal and minerals underlying seated lands, in cases of severed ownership, where the same are divided by county lines.

April 28, 1903. A supplement to an act extending the jurisdiction of the courts of this Commonwealth in cases of divorce, passed the twenty-sixth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and fifty.

Giving to the mortgagor who has parted with title to mortgaged premises, leaving his, bond or other obligation and mortgage outstanding, the right, under certain conditions, to pay or tender pay. ment to the holder of such bond or other obligation and mortgage the moneys due thereon, including costs; and to require the holder of the said obligation and security to assign the same to the said mortgagor or his nomince, interest on the debt and costs to cease to run from the date of such tender of payment, if payment be not accepted; and giving to the courts of common pleas, upon petition, to order and direct the holder of such bond or other obligation and mortgage to assign and transfer the same to the mortgagor or his nominee, upon payment, and to enforce compliance therewith. And also power, in case of refusal, to make necessary order and decree to limit and restrict the lien, effect and operation of any judgment entererd on such bond, and of process thereon, to the said mortgaged premises, and discharge the mortgagor from further personal liability; and directing the prothonotary of the court to note such order on the judgment index, and also certify the same to the recorder of deeds of the proper county, who shall record such certificate and note the same on the margin of the mortgage.

To provide for the incorporation and regulation of corporations for the purpose of making insurance upon the health of individuals, and against personal injury and disablement and death therein; limiting the amount for which such corporations may issue policies, and providing the manner in which certain existing corporations may become reincorporated under this 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.

Repealing an act, entitled "An act to prohibit the sale of intoxicating liquors, wines, ale or beer, in the borough of Mononga hela city, and Carroll township, Washington county," approved the ninth day of March, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sev. enty-two.

To further define the police powers of cities of the third class and boroughs, with reference to electric light wires.

April 29, 1903. Providing for the conveyance by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to the commissioners of water works in the city of Erie, of certain lands on the Peninsula known as Presque Isle, in Erie county, Pennsylvania.

To further amend the ninth aud fourteenth sections of the act, entitled, "An act to regulate the nomination and election of public officers, requiring certain expenses incident thereto to be paid by the several counties, and punishing certain offenses in regard to such elections," approved the tenth day of June, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, as amended by an act approved the ninth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven; also to amend the twenty-second, twenty-seventh twenty-eighth, and thir. tieth sections of said act to regulate the nomination and election of public officers, requiring certain expenses incident thereto to be paid by the several counties, and punishing certain offenses in regard to such elections, approved the tenth day of June, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, by repealing the limit upon the number of times the names of candidates shall appear on the official ballots; by specifying the form, contents, and manner of printing and counting of official ballots, and of making return of all votes, and of announcing the total vote; by directing the manner in which voters may designate their choice of candidates, and their votes upon constitutional amendments or other questions submitted for their votes; by prescribing the duties of voters, election officers, police officers, constables, deputy constables, and helpers; and prescribing forms of punishment for violations thereof.

May 12, 1903. To authorize civil actions for the recovery of damages arising from newspaper publications negligently made; defining the chararacter of such damages, and requiring every newspaper published in this Commonwealth to print, in a conspicuous place in each issue, the names of the owners, proprietors or publishers, and the man. aging editors of the same; and making a violation of this act a misdemeanor, and fixing a penalty therefor.

May 13, 1903. To amend article nine, section one, of an act, entitled An act to provide for the health and the safety of persons employed in

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