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all fish-wardens or water-bailiffs; and he shall assume full charge of the work of the enforcement of the laws relating to the protection, propagation and dio tribution of fish; and all fish-wardens, constables, police, sheriffs, and guardians of the peace, shall make prompt report to him of all cases of violation of the laws relating to fish.

Section 3. It shall be the duty of the Fisheries Com- Dutles of Fishmission to encourage and promote the development erles Commission. of the fishery interests of the State, and to obtain and publish information respecting the extent and condition of the fisheries of the Commonwealth, and to make all rules and regulations for the enforcement of all laws designated for the protection, extension and propagation of fish; and it is empowered to em. ploy such legal and other service as may be neces. sary for the protection of fish, and for the apprehension and punishment of persons who may violate any of the laws relating to fish, or any of the rules and regulations which, under the powers herein given, may be adopted by the said Commission. Section 4. The Commissioner of Fisheries shall re- missioner of

Salary of Com. ceive a salary of three thousand dollars per annum, payable quarterly, by warrant drawn by the Auditor General on the State Treasurer, and in addition thereto shall be reimbursed for all necessary expenses of travel, which may be incurred in the discharge of the duties of his office; and the other members of the Commission shall serve without salary, but shall be reimbursed for all necessary expenses incurred by them in the performance of the duties of their office. Section 5. The Fisheries Commission shall have an

Omce, office in the State Capitol, and it shall be the duty of the Board of Commissioners of Public Grounds and Buildings to provide, from time to time, the necessary rooms, furniture, apparatus and supplies for the use of the Department of Fisheries, created under the provisions of this act.

Section 6. The Commissioner of Fisheries shall have the power to employ one clerk, at a salary of twelve Clerk. hundred dollars per annum; one stenographer, at a Stenographer. salary of six hundred dollars per annum; said salaries to be paid monthly, by warrants drawn by the Auditor General on the State Treasurer.

Section 7. This act shall take effect on and after the first Monday of June, one thousand nine hundred and three.

Section 8. That all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act be and the same are hereby repealed.

Repeal. Approved–The 2d day of April, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER. 9 Laws.

No. 93.

AN ACT

etc.

To carry out the provisions of acts of Assembly relating to the care and treatment of the indigent insane, approved the thirteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, and the twenty-second day of June, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two, and the twenty-sixth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, and the twenty-fifth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven, and the tenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine, and making an appropriation therefor, and providing for an additional appropriation for the care and detention of chronic insane, under the provisions of the act approved the twenty-second day of June, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one, during the two fiscal years beginning June first, one thou

sand nine hundred and three. $1,850,000 appro Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of one priated for the indigent insane, million eight hundred and fifty thousand dollars, or

so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby specifically appropriated for the care and treatment of the indigent insane, as prescribed by acts of Assembly approved the thirteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, and the twenty-second day of June, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one, and the twenty-sixth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and ninetyfive, and the twenty-fifth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven, and the tenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine, for the two fiscal years commencing on the first day

of June, one thousand nine hundred and three; and Filty cents per the sum of fifty cents per week for each and every

patient, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby specifically appropriated, in addition to the maximum amount provided, for the care and mainte

nance of inmates at the State Asylum for the Chronic Insane,

Insane of Pennsylvania, under the provisions of the act approved the twenty-second day of June, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one: Provided, That this additional appropriation of fifty cents per week, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is limited to the two fiscal years beginning June first, one thousand

nine hundred and three. How payable. The said appropriation to be paid on the warrant

of the Auditor General on a settlement made by him and the State Treasurer, but no warrant shall be drawn on settlement made until the directors or managers of the respective hospitals or asylums for the

insane shall have made, under oath, to the Auditor Quarterly report. General a quarterly report containing the actual num

ber of indigent insane persons received and maintained in said hospitals or asylums for the insane during the quarter, with date of admission, date of

week additional.

State Asylum for the Chronic

Proviso.

Itemized state

Cash balances to

Proviso.

discharge or death, and showing the actual time each indigent insane person was treated and cared for.

Such quarterly report or account shall be accompanied by a specially itemized statement, made under oath by the directors or managers of the receipts ment. and income from all sources whatever, and of the expenditures for all purposes whatsoever, during the quarter, together with the cash balance on hand at the beginning of or available at any time during the quarter. And any such cash balances, on hand at the beginning of any quarter, or that is available during be deducted. the quarter, shall be deducted from the amount chargeable for maintenance to the State for such quarter: Provided, That the words "Care, treatment and maintenance," used in this act, shall be construed to mean medical and surgical treatment and nursing, food and clothing, and absolutely necessary repairs to the present buildings.

Section 2. It shall be the duty of the county commissioners, or the directors or overseers of the poor of the different counties or poor districts of the State, to report under oath to the Auditor General, on the first days of September, December, March and June Quarterly report. of each year, the number of indigent insane persons transferred, as provided by law, to the State hospitals or asylums for the insane in their respective districts; said report shall contain the name of every indigent insane person, when admitted, length of time cared for in said State hospital or asylum, and date of discharge or death.

Section 3. That for the neglect or refusal of the county commissioners, or directors of the poor of the to report.

Neglect or refusal county poor-houses or almshouses, or otherwise, controlling the custody of such indigent insane persons, or of the directors or managers of the State hospitals or asylums wherein the indigent insane are treated and cared for, to make report to the Auditor General as required by this act, said counties, hospitals or asylums shall forfeit the whole amount due for the forfelt. quarter in which no report was made: Provided, That Proviso. all insane persons who apply for admission to any of said hospitals, with proper papers, and are willing and able to pay their expenses, be admitted, and that accommodations shall be furnished for said insane: Provided, also, That no payment shall be made on Proviso. account of the care and treatment of the insane until the Secretary of the Board of Charities shall have certified to the Auditor General, under oath, that the quarterly report of the cost of such care and treatment contain no charge except for maintenance, as construed by this act. Approved—The 2d day of April, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

Contents.

No. 94.

AN ACT

Whereas I.

Whereas II.

Whereas III.

Whereas IV.

$20,000 approprlated,

Making an appropriation for the erection of a monument to commemorate the services of the officers and soldiers of the Tenth Pennsylvania Regiment, United States Volunteers, who died while in the service of the United States in the late war with Spain.

Whereas, The act of Assembly approved July eighteenth, one thousand nine hundred and one, pamphlet laws seven hundred and fifty-four, appropriated twenty thousand dollars for the purpose mentioned in the title of this act;

And whereas, Said act limited the time within which said money was to be expended to June one, one thousand nine hundred and three;

And whereas, Because of difficulties in the erection of said monument, it is impossible to complete the same properly by June one, one thousand nine hundred and three;

And whereas, None of the twenty thousand dollars appropriated by said act has been used:

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of twenty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby specifically appropriated, out of the moneys in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the erection of a monument to commemorate the memory of the officers and soldiers of the Tenth Pennsylvania Regiment, United States Vol. unteers, who died while in the service of the United States in the late war with Spain; which monument

is to be erected, under the direction of the Memorial Tenth Pennsylva- Association of the Tenth Pennsylvania Regiment, nia Regimeni, U. United States Volunteers, in Schenley Park, in the V.

city of Pittsburg, Allegheny county. Said appropriation shall be paid by the State Treasurer upon warrants approved by the Auditor General, from time to time as the work progresses, upon specifically itemized vouchers, approved by the proper officers of the said Memorial Association.

Section 2. The act approved July eighteenth, one thousand nine hundred and one, pamphlet laws seven hundred and fifty-four, entitled "An act to provide for the erection of a monument, commemorating the services of the officers and soldiers of the Tenth Pennsylvania Regiment, United States Volunteers, who

died while serving in the Philippines in the war with Repeal.

Spain," is hereby repealed.
Approved–The 2d day of April, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 95.

maintenance.

A SUPPLEMENT
To an act, entitled "An act for the establishment of free

public libraries in the several school-districts of this Com-
monwealth, except in cities of the first and second class,"
approved the twenty-eighth day of June, Anno Domini one
thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, authorizing school-
districts to join in establishing and maintaining free public
libraries, or to join in aiding those otherwise established.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c. That when any township surrounds or immediately adjoins any borough Certain townwithin this Commonwealth, the school directors, boards, or organizations having control of the common schools of said borough and township, may join in the establishment and maintenance of a free, nonsectarian, public library in said borough or township, Free, public, nonor partly in both, the expense of such establishment sectarian library. and maintenance to be borne by said borough and Expense and township, in such proportions as may be agreed upon by the school authorities of said respective school districts, and for that purpose may levy the taxes provided for in the act to which this is a supplement. Tax levy.

Section 2. When any township surrounds or immediately adjoins any borough within this commonwealth, within either of which there is or shall be hereafter established, otherwise than under the provisions of the act to which this is a supplement, a free, nonsectarian, public school library, the school directors, boards, or organizations having control of the common schools of said districts, may, instead of establishing another public library and providing for its maintenance, join in extending aid to such library, already established, guaranteeing such aid, in such Ald to existing

library. proportion, and on such terms as to control and man. agement, as shall be agreed upon between the man- Agreement. agers thereof and the school authorities of said respective districts; and for that purpose may levy the taxes provided for in the act to which this is a Tax levy. supplement, in the manner therein provided.

Section 3. The managers of any public library receiving aid under the provisions of this act, shall annually report to the school boards furnishing such aid, an account of the money so received, under the oath of the managers, or of their secretary and treas. urer, and such account shall be subject to the jurisdiotion of the auditors by whom the accounts of their respective school boards are audited, in like manner as Audit of account. their own accounts. Approved—The 2d day of April, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

Annual report.

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