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pay during the balance of their terms of office, and under certain conditions half pay during the remainder of their lives,' approved twentythird day of June, one thousand nine hundred and eleven, so as to provide that any judge of the Supreme or Superior Court who has served in judicial office for twenty or more years shall be entitled to receive the benefits of said act immediately after his honorable retirement from office by expiration of term, resignation or otherwise, whether said service be continuous or not and extending the provisions of said act to judges of the court of common pleas and orphans' court who have served continuously for twenty years or more and have reached the age of sixty-five years after retirement from office of any ench judges after the expiration of their term, resignation or otherwise,' extending the provisions thereof to judges retired prior to the passage of the act and not entitled to the benefits thereof."

Honse bill No. 962. “An act providing a method of establishing titles to land acquired at a sale for unpaid taxes or municipal claims."

House bill No. 981. "An act to amend section two thousand one hundred one of an act approved the eighteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and eleven (Pamphlet Law's three hundred and nine), entitled 'An act to establish a public school system in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania together with the provisions by which it shall be administered and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof, providing revenue to establish and maintain the same, and the method of collecting such revenue and repealing all laws, general, special or local or any parts thereof that are or may be inconsistent therewith."

House bill No. 934. "An act authorizing any company incorporated under the laws of any other State for the purpose of cutting, harvesting, storing, transporting and selling natural ice or for any of said purposes to erect and maintain buildings and storage houses and to have and to hold either by leases for terms of years or by deed in fee simple real estate to an amount necessary and proper therefor."

Honse bill No. 44. “An act making an appropriation providing for a deficiency in the maintenance of the Pennsylvania Training School før Feeble Minded Children, Elwyn, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.” House bill No. 128. "An act providing for the payment into the State Treasury without escheat of certain moneys and property subject to escheat under the provisions of any act of the General Assembly and for the refund thereof with interest to persons entitled thereto and making an appropriation for such refund." House bill No. 126. “An act providing for the payment into the State Treasury of unclaimed funds in the hands of fiduciaries defining the term fiduciary providing for the refunding of such funds from

the State Treasury with interest to persons entitled thereto and making an appropriation therefor, prohibiting the discharge of such fiduciaries

, the release of their sureties or the final distribution of funds in their possession unless in compliance with the provisions of this act and imposing penalties.” House bill No. 127. “An act providing for the payment into the State Treasury of the amounts of unclaimed distributive shares from

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the assets of corporations, unincorporated associations and limited partnership associations in process of dissolution requiring reports of such amounts to be made to the Auditor General by the liquidating trustees or other persons charged with the dissolution of unincorporated associations and limited partnership associations, further providing for the refund of such amounts from the State Treasury with interest thereon to persons entitled thereto and making an appropriation therefor and providing penalties."

House bill No. 899. "An act amending the first and second sections of an act entitled 'An act to regulate the salaries of tipstaves in the courts of common pleas, oyer and terminer and general jail delivery, quarter sessions of the peace and orphans' courts in counties having a population of over eight hundred thousand and less than one million four hundred thousand inhabitants,' approved the twentieth day of July, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen, by increasing the minimum and maximum salaries of said tipstaves and making the president judge of the court of common pleas or orphans' court a member of the salary board when such salaries are to be fixed.”

House bill No. 646. “An act to amend section one of an act approved the twenty-third day of April, one thousand nine hundred and nine (Pamphlet Laws one hundred and seventy-one), entitled 'An act making it a misdemeanor for any person to make, utter, circulate or transmit false or derogatory statements affecting the solvency or financial standing of any bank, banking house, banking company, trust company, surety company, guarantee company, title insurance company or other financial institution in this Commonwealth and providing penalties for violation of this act by extending the provisions of said act to life and fire insurance companies.”

House bill No. 777. "An act to provide for the removal or retirement of judges of the Supreme, Superior, Common Pleas, Orphans', Municipal and County Court permanently disqualified by reason of physical or mental disability to perform their judicial functions or duties and providing for the payment of salaries to them during the balance of the term for which they may have been elected and for the remainder of their lives after such removal or retirement, and for filling the vacancies caused thereby providing for such judges as may have been or who may have retired under provisions of previous acts and for judges who have heretofore retired and repealing certain acts.”

Whereupon, The President pro tempore, in the presence of the Senate, signed the same.

The Clerk of the House of Representatives being introduced, informed that the House has concurred in the resolution from the Senate as follows:

Whereas, In the proper economic development of the resources of the various states of the union, it is essential that a connected system of main arteries of traffic between the states be evolved which will assist in the marketing and distribution of their products and commodities; and

Whereas, In order to develop such an interstate system, the Federal Government should establish a national highway system and make the necessary appropriations to carry the same into effect; and

Whereas, In the construction of a system of main arteries an opportunity will be offered to provide employment, during the period of adjustment of this nation, for unemployed labor and the heroes returning from France; now, therefore, be it

Resolved (if the House concurs), That the members of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby petition the Congress of the United States to establish a national system of highways and to co-operate with the States of the Union in carrying out plans for the development of such a system, together with the provisions of the present Federal Aid Act, or any amendment or amendments thereto;

Resolved, That the present appropriation for Federal Aid to the States be continued and increased, and the States urged to undertake comprehensive highway improvements to keep pace with the transportation needs of the nation.

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Commonwealth forward a copy of this resolution to the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, and that a copy thereof be sent to each member of said bodies from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The Private Secretary to the Governor being introduced, presented the following communications in writing from His Excellency, the Governor of the Commonwealth, which were read as follows, viz:

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,

Executive Chamber,

Harrisburg, May 6, 1919. To the Honorable, the Senate of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:

In conformity with law, I have the honor hereby to nominate for the advice and consent of the Senate, Paul W. Houck, of Shenandoah, to be a member of the Workmen's Compensation Board of Pennsylvania, until July 12, 1919, vice James W. Leech.

WM. C. SPROUL. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,

Executive Chamber,

Harrisburg, May 6, 1919. To the Honorable, the Senate of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:

Gentlemen: In conformity with law, I have the honor hereby to nominate for the advice and consent of the Senate, the following named persons to be members of the Board of Trustees to Administer the Mothers' Assistance Fund for the County of Northampton, until lawfully determined or annulled : Mrs. C. E. Gold, Bangor. Mrs. E. C. Nagle, Northampton. Mrs. C. K. Williams, Easton.

Miss Esther Bixler, Easton.
Mrs. John E. Stocker, Bethlehem.
Mrs. R. P. Hutchinson, Bethlehem.
Mrs. S. D. Thaeler, Nazareth.

WM. C. SPROUL.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,

Executive Chamber,

Harrisburg, May 6, 1919. To the Honorable, the Senate of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania :

Gentlemen: In conformity with law, I have the honor hereby to nominate for the advice and consent of the Senate, the following named persons to be members of the Board of Trustees to Administer the Mothers' Assistance Fund for the County of Lancaster, until lawfully determined or annulled:

Mrs. H. Burd Cassel, Marietta.
Mrs. Charles F. Hager, Lancaster.

WM. ('. SPROUL.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,

Executive Chamber,

Harrisburg, May 6, 1919. To the Honorable, the Senate of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:

Gentlemen: In conformity with law, I have the honor hereby to nominate for the advice and consent of the Senate, John W. Thomas, to be a Justice of the Peace in and for the township of Dorrance, county of Luzerne, until the first Monday of January, 1920, vice Joseph Thomas, deceased.

WM. C. SPROUL. By unanimous consent,

A motion was made by Mr. Crow and Mr. Heaton, That rule thirty-eight which requires nominations made by the Governor to be referred to proper committees be dispensed with, and the Senate do now resolve itself into executive session for the purpose of acting on the foregoing nominations. Which was agreed to.

Whereupon,
A motion was made by Mr. Crow and Mr. Heaton,

That the Senate do advice and consent to said nominations.
On the question,

Will the Senate agree to the motion? The yeas and nays were taken agreeably to the provisions of the Constitution, and were as follows, viz:

YEAS. Messrs. Frank E. Baldwin, Richard J. Baldwin, Barnes, Barr, Beales, Boyd, Campbell, Craig, Crow, Daix, Davis, DeWitt, Donahue,

Einstein, Eyre, Graff, Gray, Hackett, Haldeman, Heaton, Herron,
Homsher, Jones, Leiby, Leslie, Marlow, Martin, McConnell, McNichol,
Mearkle, Summerfield J. Miller, Murdoch, Nason, Patton, Phipps,
Salus, Sassaman, Schantz, Smith, Snyder, Sones, Tompkins, Turner,
Vare, Weaver, Whitten, Woodward and Buckman, Pres. Pro Tem.-48.

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NAYS.

None.

Two-thirds of all the Senators having voted "aye" the question was determined in the affirmative.

The Clerk of the House of Representatives being introduced, presented for concurrence bill numbered and entitled as follows:

House bill No. 792. “An act to revise, amend and consolidate the law relating to fish in certain boundary lakes, bays and peninsular waters."

Said bill having been recalled from the Governor for amendment, the vote had on final passage and third reading reconsidered in the House and the bill amended, in which amendments the concurrence of the Senate is requested.

A motion was made by Mr. Nason and Mr. Phipps,
That rule twenty-one which requires amended bills to be noted on
the Calendar be in this case dispensed with and the Senate proceed to
the consideration of the amendments made by the House of Represen-
tatives to the foregoing bill.
Which was agreed to.

Whereupon,
Said amendments were twice read and printed as required by the
Constitution.
On the question,

Will the Senate coucur in the same?
The yeas and nays were taken agreeably to the provisions of the
Constitution, and were as follows, viz:

YEA S.

Messrs. Frank E. Baldwin, Richard J. Baldwin, Barnes, Barr, Beales, Boyd, Campbell, Craig, Crow, Daix, Davis, DeWitt, Donahue, Einstein, Eyre, Graff, Gray, Hackett, Haldeman, Heaton, Herron, Homsher, Jones, Leiby, Leslie, Marlow, Martin, McConnell, McNichol, Mearkle, Summerfield J. Miller, Murdoch, Nason, Patton, Phipps, Salus, Sassaman, Schantz, Smith, Snyder, Sones, Tompkins, Turner, Vare, Weaver, Whitten, Woodward and Buckman, Pres. Pro Tem.-48.

NA Y S.

None.

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