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Providing for the erection of memorial tablets or monuments to mark the position, on the field of Antietam, of certain Pennsylvania commands that participated in the battle on September seventeenth, one thousand eight hundred and sixtytwo, but were not in the battle of Gettysburg, and making an appropriation therefor.
Whereas, The following commands, to wit: The Forty-fifth, Forty-eighth, Fiftieth, Fifty-first, One Hundredth, One Hundred And Twenty-fourth, One Hundred and Twenty-fifth, One Hundred and Twentyeighth, One Hundred and Thirtieth, One Hundred and Thirty-second, and One Hundred and Thirty-seventh regiments of Pennsylvania Volunteer
Volunteer Infantry, Twelfth Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, and Durell's Battery of Artillery, participated in the battle of Antietam, on September seventeenth, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, but were not at Gettysburg, and have no monuments to commemorate their services on any battlefield, and it is but right and proper that the Commonwealth should recognize their valor by providing monuments marking their position on the field of Antietam;
And whereas, An appropriation for said purpose was made at the session of the General Assembly, in the year one thousand nine hundred and one, but was subsequently found not to be large enough to purchase ground and erect suitable monuments, and the Governor reduced by one-half the appropriation that had been made, giving as a reason therefor the insufficiency of State revenues, and at a meeting of representatives of the different commands interested in said appropriation, held at Harrisburg on the nineteenth day of March, one thousand pine hundred and two, it was resolved that, as ground could not be purchased and monuments erected for the meagre sum then available, nothing be done, and that the next Legislature be appeal to to provide sufficient appropriation for the purpose; therefore,
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of thirtytwo thousand five hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby speci. fically appropriated, out of any moneys in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated for the purchase of ground and the erection of suitable monuments or memorial tablets of granite, bronze, or other durable material, to mark the position on the field of Antietam of each of the commands of Pennsylvania Volunteers, that participated in that battle and were not at Gettysburg.
$32,500 for monuments or tablets at Antietam.
Section 2. That the Governor shall appoint three The Governor commissionere, whose duty it shall be to act in con- commissioners. junction with a representative or committee from each of said commands, for the purchase of ground, when found necessary to do so, and in the selection of a site, Selection of site design, material and inscription, for a monument or for and design of tablet to mark the position of each command on the battlefield; and it shall be the further duty of said commissioners to contract for the erection of each contract. monument or tablet, and give such supervision as shall be necessary in the erection of the same, and, when erected and dedicated, to transfer to the Antietam Battlefield Commission of the War Department field Commission. said monuments or tablets, for care and keeping. The Auditor General shall, upon satisfactory vouchers or statements presented to him by said commissioners, draw his warrants upon the State Treasurer for amounts not exceeding in the aggregate two thousand five hundred dollars for each regiment or command. The said commissioners shall serve without compensation, but have their necessary expenses paid, as also Expenses. the expenses of the representatives of the different commands, acting in conjunction with them; and the eum of twenty-five hundred dollars, or so much thereof as shall be necessary, be and the same is hereby appropriated for that purpose, out of the moneys in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated; and said commissioners shall make report of their work to the Report to GovGovernor, and file with the Auditor General a verified ernor. statement of expenses incurred by themselves and representatives of commands, as aforesaid.
Section 3. That the act of the General Assembly Act of July 18, providing for the erection of memorial tablets on the 1901, cited. battlefield of Antietam, approved on the eighteenth of July, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and one, and all other acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith, be and the same are hereby repealed. Approved—The 14th day of April, A. D. 1903.
SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.
To fix the salaries of the judges of the Supreme Court, the judges of the Superior Court, the judges of the courts of common pleas, and the judges of the orphans' courts.
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after Salarles. the first day of January (1904), one thousand nine
Courts of common pleas.
hundred and four, the annual salary of the chief justice of the Supreme Court shall be ten thousand five hundred dollars, and the annual salary of each of the associate judges of the said court shall be ten thou. sand dollars.
Section 2. That from and after the first day of January (1904), one thousand nine hundred and four, the annual salary of each judge of the Superior Court shall be nine thousand dollars.
Section 3. That from and after the first day of January (1904), one thousand nine hundred and four, the annual salary of the judges of the courts of common pleas, learned in the law, shall be as follows:
The judges of the courts of common pleas of the First judicial district, to wit, the County of Philadelphia, shall receive eight thousand five hundred, each ($8,500).
The judges of the courts of common pleas of the Fifth judicial district, to wit, the County of Allegheny, shall receive eight thousand five hundred, each ($8,500).
Section 4. That from and after the first day of January (1904), one thousand nine hundred and four, the judges of the court of common pleas, learned in the law, in all the judicial districts of this Commonwealth, except as hereinbefore provided, shall receive the following compensation:
In judicial districts having a population of ninety thousand and less than five hundred thousand, the annual salary of the judges of the court of common pleas, learned in the law, shall be six thousand dollars ($6,000); and in said judicial districts, having a population of ninety thousand and less than five hundred thousand, where there is only one judge, he shall receive one thousand dollars ($1,000) additional; and in other judicial districts, having less than ninety thousand, the annual salary of the judges of the court of common pleas, learned in the law, shall be five thousand dollars ($5,000); but the judges, learned in the law, of the court of common pleas of Dauphin county shall each receive fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) additional for trying the Commonwealth's civil cases.
Section 5. Such annual salary shall be paid monthly, by warrant drawn by the Auditor General on the State Treasurer.
Section 6. In the counties where separate orphans' courts are established, the annual salaries of said judges shall be the same as are paid to the judges of the courts of common pleas in the respective counties where such separate orphans' courts are established, to be paid in the same manner as the salaries of said judges of the courts of common pleas may be by law payable.
Section 7. No judge of the said courts shall receive any compensation for official services rendered, other
Separate orphans' courts.
than the salary fixed by this act, except mileage and Mileage, etc. actual expenses incurred when holding court outside of the district for which he is commissioned.
Section 8. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
Repeal, Approved—The 14th day of April, A. D. 1903.
SAML, W. PENNYPACKER.
be under direction
For the creation and government of a division of the State Li
brary, for the preservation of public records. Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That there is hereby Pivision of Publlo created a Division of Public Records, in connection with the State Library, which shall be devoted to the preservation of all public records throughout the Commonwealth, but which shall especially have custody of all public records of the State government, not in current use, and consequently, primarily, of historical value.
Section 2. That this division of public records shall be governed by the trustees of the State Library.
Section 3. That the trustees shall, so soon as may be possible, provide adequate fireproof quarters for the Fireproof quarrecords placed in their care.
Section 4. That the Division of Public Records shall The Division to be under the direction of the State Librarian, who of the state Lishall have immediate charge of and be responsible brarian. for everything consigned to his custody, and shall enforce all rules and regulations provided by the trustees. He shall receive and disburse all moneys that are or may be hereafter appropriated for this Division's purposes, and keep accurate accounts thereof, and make settlement therefor in the same manner as is provided for the accounts of the State Library. He Accounts. shall collect, classify, preserve, and make accessible for reference, all records which may come into the poesession of the Division, with such exceptions as may be indicated by the trustees. He shall report to the trustees biennially, on the condition of the State preservation of records, with such recommendations as shall be desirable for the preservation of all public records through. out Pennsylvania. He may appoint such assistants, at such salaries, as shall be authorized by the Legis. lature from time to time in the general appropriation bill, and may expend such sums for the purpose of the
Deposit of records
Division as may be appropriated by the Legislature for that purpose.
Section 5. That the heads of the various departments of the State Government shall deposit all papers relating to their departments, with this division, beginning with the earliest records, to the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty, which are not needed by the departments for business purpose.
Section 6. That the Governor shall appoint, annually, an advisory commission of public records, who shall serve without compensation, composed of five persons of known knowledge of and interest in the preservation of all public records, whose duty it shall be to meet with the trustees and the State Librarian, at least once a year, at such time as the Governor shall arrange, and who shall make such additional recommendations to the Legislature ae shall be deemed wise for the further preservation of all public records throughout the State. The State Librarian shall be the secretary of this meeting and of all meetings of the trustees.
Section 7. That all acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith be and the same are hereby repealed. Approved—The 14th day of April, A. D. 1903.
SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.
Non-resident hunters and unnaturalized, foreignborn resident hun. ters, required to take out license.
Requiring non-resident hunters, and unnaturalized, foreign
born, resident hunters, to procure a license before hunting in this Commonwealth, and providing penalties for violation of its provisions, and repealing an act approved the twentyfourth day of April, one thousand nine hundred and one.
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the passage of this act, every non-resident and every unnaturalized, foreign-born resident of this Commonwealth shall be required to take out a license from the treasurer of the county in which he proposes to hunt, before beginning to hunt in any part of this Commonwealth. Each and every person not a resident of this Commonwealth, and each and every person who is an unnaturalized, foreign-born resident of this Commonwealth, shall pay a license fee of ten dollars to the treasurer of the county in which he proposes to hunt, and the said treasurer shall thereupon issue to him a certificate, on forms supplied by the board of Game Commissioners of this Commonwealth, bearing the name and place of residence of the applicant, with