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shall be subject to all tax claims and municipal claims
herein provided for: Provided, however, that nothing
in this act contained shall hinder or prevent any city,
borough, or township of the first class from providing
that any municipal work may be done at the expense
of the public generally, and be paid for out of the
general city, borough or township funds.
Approved—The 19th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 47.

AN ACT

To repeal section nine of an act, entitled "An act to declare

the species of fish which are game fish, and the species of fish which are commercially valuable for food, and to regulate the catching and encourage the propagation of the same; to define the public waters within the State; to protect the waters within the State from improper and wasteful fishing; to provide for the appointment of Fish Commissioners and fish wardens, and to declare their official powers and duties; to encourage and regulate artificial propagation of game and food fish by said State Fish Commissioners; to regulate the distribution of the same in the waters of the Commonwealth; to provide penalties and punishments for violation of the provisions of this act," approved the twenty-ninth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and one.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the passage of this act, section nine of an act, entitled “An act to declare the species of fish which are game fish, and the species of fish which are commercially valuable for food, and to regulate the catching and encourage the propagation of the same; to define the public waters within the State; to protect the waters within the State from improper and wasteful fishing; to provide for the appointment of Fish Commissioners and fish wardens, and to declare their official powers and duties; to encourage and regulate the artificial propagation of game and food fish by the said State Fish Commissioners; to regulate the distribution of the same in the waters of the Commonwealth; to provide penalties and punishments for the violation of the provisions of this act," which reads as follows:

“Section 9. That from and after the passage of this act, it shall be lawful to catch with seine nets, at any time of the year, carp, catfish, eels and suckers, in any waters of this Commonwealth not inhabited by trout, except its internal natural lakes or ponds which have been raised or extended by artificial means: Provided, The owner or owners, or operator or operators, of such nets shall give satisfactory bond to the

Section 9, act of May 29, 1901. cited for rupeal.

Proviso.

Fish Commissioners, in the sum of two hundred dollars, to restore alive and unharmed any other fish that may be taken; and conditioned that the mesh of such nets shall not be less than one and one-half inches in width of mesh, or three-quarters of inch from knot to knot: Provided, That any person or persons using or operating such a net, without first executing the required bond, shall, on conviction thereof as provided in section thirty-eight of this act, be subject to a fine of one hundred dollars, and shall undergo imprisonment in the county jail for three months, with forfeiture of nets, boats and all other appliances, so used, to the Fish Commissioners," approved the twentyninth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and one, be and the same is hereby repealed. Approved—The 20th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

Repeal.

No. 48.

AN ACT

To make active or visiting committees, of societies incorpo

rated for the purpose of visiting and instructing prisoners, official visitors of penal and reformatory institutions.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the active or visiting committee of any society heretofore incor- Active or visiting porated and now existing in this Commonwealth for official visitors. the purpose of visiting and instructing prisoners, or persons confined in any penal or reformatory institution, and alleviating their miseries, shall be and are hereby made official visitors of any jail, penitentiary, or other penal or reformatory institution in this Commonwealth, maintained at the public expense, with the same powers, privileges, and functions as are vested in the official visitors of prisons and penitentiaries, as now prescribed by law: Provided, That no Provigo. active or visiting committee of any such society shall be entitled to visit such jails or penal institutions, under this act, unless notice of the names of the mem- Notice to ofbers of such committee, and the terms of their ap

ficials. pointment, is given by such society, in writing, under its corporate seal, to the warden, superintendent or other officer in charge of such jail, or other officer in charge of any such jail or other penal institution. Approved- The 20th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 49.

AN ACT

agreement.

Supplementary to an act, entitled "An act to authorize the

cities of the first class, of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to levy a tax and make appropriations for the establishment and maintenance of free libraries," approved the seventh day of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five; authorizing cities of the first class to enter into contracts and agreements with the donor or donors of funds for the erection of free libraries or branches thereof, or his or their representatives, and to provide sites for the erection and funds for the maintenance thereof.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That it shall be lawful Citles of the first for cities of the first class, within this Commonwealth, class,

to enter into contracts or agreements with any person Donations for or persone desiring to donate to said cities, or to the free branch 11braries.

board or commission duly constituted for the management of free libraries in said cities, any sum or sums of money to be used for the erection of free branch libraries in such cities; or, such person or persons may constitute and designate such board or commission, in said cities, for the management of free libraries therein, or such other person or persons or corporations as he or they may select, to represent him

or them as a party to such contracts or agreements. Contracts or Said contracts or agreements may be authorized by

the councils of said cities, to be executed by the mayor on the part of such cities, and when so authorized and executed, in behalf of such cities, they shall be binding thereon.

Section 2. Said contracts and agreements may provide for the acceptance of such donation or donations of money, to be used for the erection of said free branch libraries by the said cities, or by the board or commission duly constituted for the management of free libraries therein, and may provide that said cities may and shall acquire, from time to time, or at any

time or times to be fixed in and by the terms of the Library sites.

said contracts or agreements, by gift or purchase, sites upon which shall be erected the said free libraries or branches thereof; the building and erection thereof to be without cost to the said cities. The sites

so acquired shall be such only as may be assented to Approval of.

and approved by the said board or commission for the management of free libraries in said cities; and when so acquired, shall be used for the erection thereon of the said free libraries, with funds donated as aforesaid, in accordance with the terms of said contracts and agreements; and thenceforth said libraries, so erected upon the said sites, shall be used for the purpose of free circulating libraries or branch libraries, with reading-rooms and other facilities necessary, convenient or proper for such use, and shall be and re

Control and direction.

main under the control and direction of the said board or commission for the management of free libraries in said cities, as now provided by the act to which this is a supplement, for the management and control of other free libraries therein. Said contracts may further provide for the annual appropriation by the Annual appropriacouncils of said cities of such amount or amounts for tion by city. the support and maintenance of the said free libraries, when and as the same shall be erected and completed, as may be agreed upon by and between the said cities and the said donor or donors of said moneys, or the persons or corporatione representing him or them; and such amount or amounts shall thereupon become a city charge, notwithstanding the provisions of any to be city charge. act or acts now in force, and notwithstanding that at the date of said contract or contracts no appropriation shall have been made by councils for the purposes thereof. Said charge to be annually provided for out of the tax levy of such cities. Said contracts or agreements may provide for changes in, or abandonment of, the sites originally selected, if, or when, such change or abandonment may be found necessary or desirable; and may contain such other terms, conditions and restrictions for the furtherance of the object and purposes thereof as may be so mutually agreed upon between the said parties. Approved–The 20th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 50.

AN ACT

To amend the fifteenth section of an act, entitled "An act to

regulate the employment and to provide for the health and safety of men, women and children in manufacturing establishments, mercantile industries, laundries, renovating works or printing offices; and to provide for the safety of men, women and children in hotels, school buildings, seminaries, colleges, academies, hospitals, storehouses, public hails and places of amusement, by requiring proper fireescapes; and to provide for the appointment of inspectors, office clerks and others to enforce the same," approved the twenty-ninth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and one.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section fifteen of an act, entitled "An act to regulate the employment and provide for the health and safety of men, women and children in manufacturing establishments, mercantile industries, laundries, renovating works, or printing offices; and to provide for the safety of men, women and children in hotels, school buildings, semi

Section 15, act

29, ment.

naries, colleges, academies, hospitals, storehouses, public halls and places of amusements, by requiring proper fire-escapes; and to provide for the appointment of inspectors, office clerks and others to enforce the same," approved the twenty-ninth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and one, which reads as follows:

“Section 15. The Factory Inspector, in order to more cited for amend- effectually carry out the provisions of the factory,

bake-shop, sweat-shop and fire-escape laws, is hereby authorized to appoint twenty-five (25) deputy factory inspectors, five of whom shall be women, at a salary of twelve hundred dollars per year; a chief clerk for the department, at a salary of sixteen hundred dollars per year; an assistant clerk and stenographer, at a salary of eleven hundred dollars per year, and a messenger, at a salary of eight hundred dollars per year," be and the same is mereby amended so as to be and

read as follows: Factory Inspector.

Section 15. The Factory Inspector, in order to more effectually carry out the provisions of the factory,

bake-shop, sweat-shop, and fire-escape laws, is hereby Appointment of authorized to appoint thirty-seven (37) deputy factory

inspectors, five of whom shall be women, at a salary
of twelve hundred dollars per year; a chief clerk for
the department, at a salary of sixteen hundred dollars
per year; two assistant clerks, one of whom shall be
a skilled stenographer, at a salary of fourteen hun-
dred dollars per year, each; and a messenger, at a sal-
ary of nine hundred dollars per year.
Approved—The 20th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

deputies, etc., by.

No. 51.

AN ACT

Cities of the first class.

Fire marshal.

Assistant.

Relating to the powers, duties and compensation of the fire

marshal in cities of the first class. Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in cities of the first class there shall be a fire marshal, to be subject to the direction of the Department of Public Safety, and shall have such assistants as may be necessary, whose salary shall be fixed by the councils of such city.

Section 2. It shall be the duty of the fire marshal or his assistants to examine into the cause, circumstances or origin of every fire occurring in any such city, by which any building, vessel, vehicle, or any

Examination as to cause of fires.

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