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Amount due from counties.

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Orders.

account of expenses to county commissioneri.

To be sworn to and attested.

borne by the county from which such child shall have been received, and the remaining one-half shall be paid out of the appropriations made to such House of Refuge, from time to time, by the State. The method of collecting the amount due by the sey. eral counties from which children have been sent, shall be by orders drawn by the treasurer of any such House of Refuge on the treasurers of said counties, who shall accept and pay the same: Provided, That the said orders shall be presented quarterly, on the first days of May, August, November, and February, in

each and every year, or as soon thereafter as may be Proviso.

convenient. And provided also, That the treas. urer of such House of Refuge, on or before

the first Monday of the preceding month, shall Treasurer to mall transmit, by the public mail, to the commis

sioners of such of the counties as may have become indebted for the maintenance and instruction of inmates in such House of Refuge, an account of the expense of maintaining and instructing them, which account shall be signed by the treasurer, and sworn or affirmed to by him, and attested by the superintendent of the department of such House of Refuge in which each of such inmates may be living. It shall be the duty of the said commissioners, immediately upon the receipt of said accounts, to give notice to the treasur. ers of their respective counties of the amount of said accounts, with instructions to collect and retain money for the payment of said orders when presented. For

the purpose of fixing the amount to be charged for the Per capita cost.

maintenance and instruction of each inmate, the per capita cost of maintaining and conducting such House of Refuge for the year terminating on the preceding thirty-first day of December shall be taken as the rate to be charged, and one-half of such per capita cost, so calculated, shall be charged to the respective counties for each child from such counties.

Section 2. All laws and parts of laws inconsistent Repeal.

herewith are hereby repealed, so far as the same apply
to the future maintenance and instruction of children
committed to such Houses of Refuge.
Approved–The 27th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 78.

AN ACT

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

amend the first section of an act, entitled 'A further supplement to an act, entitled 'An act to incorporate the Pennsylvania Training School for Idiotic and Feeble-Minded Children,' approved the seventh day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three, as amended by a supplement approved the twenty-seventh day of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, and amending the first section thereof, approved the first day of May, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven, increasing the charge of maintenance from one hundred dollars to one hundred and seventy-five dollars per annum, per capita," approved the twenty-sixth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, increasing the charge of maintenance from one hundred and seventy-five dollars to two hundred dollars per annum, per capita.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the first section of an act, entitled "An act to amend the first section of an act, entitled 'A further supplement to an act, entitled 'An act to incorporate the Pennsylvania Training School for Idiotic and Feeble-Minded Children,' approved the seventh day of April, Anno Domini on: thousand eight hundred and fifty-three, as amended by a supplement approved the twenty-seventh day of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, and amending the first section thereof,' approved the first day of May, one thousand eight hundred and eightyseven, increasing the charge of maintenance from one nundred dollars to one hundred and seventy-five dol. lars per annum, per capita," approved the twentysixth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, which reads as follows:

“Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in cases where Section 1 act of the limitation of seven years maintenance of indigent for amendment. inmates as now provided for by law shall be found in. adequate, or where the discharge of the individual may work injury to society, the same may be retained in the institution for an indefinite period at the discre. tion of the Board of directors and the Superintendent of said institution: Provided, The charge of maintenance of this class of persons shall not exceed one hundred and seventy-five dollars per annum, per capita; said money to be derived from the appropriations made biennially for the maintenance and support of the beneficiary cases at said institution: And provided, All individuals so continued shall be registered with the Board of Public Charities," be and is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in cases where the limitation of seven years maintenance of indigent inmates, as now provided for by law, shall be found in. adequate, or where the discharge of the individual may Term of maintework injury to society, the same may be retained in the nance.

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Per capita,

institution for an indefinite period, at the discretion of
the Board of Directors and the Superintendent of said
institution: Provided, The charge of maintenance of
this class of persons shall not exceed two hundred
dollars per annum, per capita; said money to be de-
rived from the appropriations made biennially for the
maintenance and support of beneficiary cases at said
institution: And provided, All individuals so con-
tinued shall be registered with the Board of Public
Charities.
Approved-The 27th day of March, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

Proviso.

No. 79.

AN ACT

Section 2. act of April 28, 1899, cited for amendment.

To amend an act, entitled "An act to provide for the organization, discipline and regulation of the National Guard of Pennsylvania," approved the twenty-eighth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine, by providing for the organization of a regiment of cavalry, the establishment of regimental bands and of a hospital corps.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section two of the act, entitled “An act to provide for the organization, discipline and regulation of the National Guard of Pennsylvania," approved the twenty-eighth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine, which reads as follows:

“Section 2. In the time of peace the National Guard shall consist of not more than one hundred and eighty companies of infantry, five troops of cavalry, five batteries of artillery, four companies of engineers, and a signal corps of one company, fully armed, uniformed and equipped, to be allotted and apportioned in such localities of the State as the necessity of the service in the discretion of the Commander-in-Chief may require, and organized in such divisions, brigades, regiments, battalions and unassigned companies, with power to make such alterations in the organization and arrangement thereof, from time to time, as he may deem necessary: Provided, That there shall not be more than one major general and five brigadier generals of the line. But the Commander-in-Chief shall have power in case of war, invasion, insurrection, riot, or immi. nent danger thereof, to increase the said force and organize the same as the exigencies of the occasion may require,” be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Peace organization of the Na

line.

in case of war. riot, etc.

April 28, 1899. cited for amendment.

Section 2. In the time of peace the National Guard shall consist of not more than one hundred and eighty tlonal Guard. companies of infantry, twelve troops of cavalry, five batteries of artillery, four companies of engineers, a signal corps of one company, and a hospital corps, fully armed, uniformed and equipped, to be allotted Allotment and apand apportioned in such localities of the State as the necessity of the service, in the discretion of the Commander-in-Chief may require, and organized in such divisions, brigades, regiments, battalions and unassigned companies, with power to make such alterations in the organization and arrangement thereof, from time to time, as he may deem necessary: Provided, That there shall not be more than one major general and five brigadier generals of the line. But the Com- Generals of the mander-in-Chief shall have power in case of war, invasion, insurrection, riot, or imminent danger thereof, to increase the said force and organize the same as the increase of force exigencies of the occasion may require.

Section 2. That section four of the said act whicb reads as follows:

“Section 4. The officers and non-commissioned offi Section 4, act of cers of the National Guard shall be as follows:

“A Commander-in-Chief. The staff of the Comman. der-in-Chief shall consist of one adjutant general, with the rank of brigadier general, to be appointed by the Commander-in-Chief, with the consent of the Senate; one assistant adjutant general, with the rank of colonel, to be appointed by the Commander-in-Chief, upon the recommendation of the adjutant general; one inspector general and one judge advocate general, each with the rank of colonel, to be appointed by the Commander-in-Chief; one quartermaster general, one com. missary general of subsistence and one surgeon gen eral, each with the rank of colonel, to be appointed by the Commander-in-Chief with the consent of the Senate; one general inspector of rifle practice and one chief of ordnance, each with the rank of colonel, to be appointed by the Commander-in-Chief; one assistant quartermaster general and one assistant commissary general of subsistence, each with the rank of lieuten. ant colonel, to be appointed by the Commander-inChief, upon the recommendation of the quartermaster general and commissary general, respectively; twelve aides-de-camp, each with the rank of lieutenant colonel, to be appointed by the Commander-in-Chief; and one sergeant major, one quartermaster sergeant, one commissary sergeant, one ordnance sergeant, one chief musician, and one color sergeant, each to be ap. pointed by the Commander-in-Chief.

“Of the division, one major general to command the same, to be appointed by the Commander-in-Chief, with the consent of the Senate. The staff of the division commander shall consist of one assistant adju

tant general, one inspector, one judge advocate, one quartermaster, one commissary of subsistence, one ordnance officer and one inspector of rifle practice, each with the rank of lieutenant colonel, to be appointed by the major general, subject to the approval of the Commander-in-Chief; and one surgeon, with the rank of lieutenant colonel, to be appointed by the Comman. der-in-Chief, and assigned to duty from the medical department; three aides-de-camp, each with the rank of major, to be appointed by the major general, subject to the approval of the Commander-in-Chief; and one sergeant major, one quartermaster sergeant, one commissary sergeant, cne ordnance sergeant, one chief musician and one color sergeant, each to be appointed by the major general.

"Of each brigade, one brigadier general to command the same, to be appointed by the Commander-in-Chief, with the consent of the Senate. The staff of a brigade commander shall consist of one assistant adjutant general, one inspector, one judge advocate, one quar. termaster, one commissary of subsistence, one ord. nance oflicer, each with the rank of major, to be appointed by the brigadier general, subject to the approval of the Commander-in-Chief; and one surgeon, with the rank of major, to be appointed by the Commander-in-Chief, and assigned to duty from the medical department; two aides-de-camp, each with the rank of captain, to be appointed by the brigadier general, subject to the approval of the Commander-in-Chief; and one sergeant major, one quartermaster sergeant, one commissary sergeant, one ordnance sergeant, one chief musician and one color sergeant, each to be appointed by the brigadier general.

"Of each regiment of infantry, one colonel, one lieutenant colonel and not more than three majors, each to be elected by the written or printed votes of the majority of the commissioned oflicers of the companies of the respective regiments; one surgeon, with the rank of major, and two assistant surgeons, with the rank of first lieutenant, each to be appointed by the Commander-in-Chief, and assigned to duty from the medical department; one chaplain, with the rank of captain, one adjutant (an extra captain), one regimental quartermaster (an extra captain), one regimental com. missary (an extra first lieutenant), one regimental inspector of rifle practice (an extra first lieutenant), three battalion adjutants (extra first lieutenants), each to be appointed by the colonel, subject to the approval of the brigade commander; and one sergeant major, one quartermaster sergeant, one commissary sergeant, one color sergeant, not more than three hospital stewards, one chief musician and three battalion sergeant majors, each to be appointed by the colonel.

“Of every company of infantry, one captain, one

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