Newspaper Page Text
Ofkiok Front Ituom, Ovor Pogtoffloo.
j ii. maIzk
ATTO I INK Y. AT. L AAV,
INSUHANCE und MIALEiTATE AOENT,
OmoK. Uooni No. 52, Columuian
Jan.sothls-, It. '
oa com UulMlntf.
J UJU ir. ULAltI7 "
JUiTlOK OF Til K i'KACK.
omc overMoycrllroi Drugstore).
0 nice In Urower'a building, second noor.rooru No.)
O FKANK ZAIUt,
omco corner of centre ana Main streets. Clark t
Can bo consulted In German,
Q.EO. E. KLWKLIj
Ofllcc on second floor, third room of Col
DMiitAH Uullillni:, Muln Btrcct, below Ex.
J V. WHITE,
. ATTOENE Y-AT-L AW,
'.Office In Wlrts' Building, 2nd floor,
Offlco In 1st National Dank bulldln?, second noor,
Ilratdoor totliolett. corner 01 Main and Market
streets liloompturif, I'a.
ZtifJ'enmni and Bourtfct Collected.
(DIiSTltlCT A TTOllNEY.)
KTOfllco over Uentlcr's shoo store,
Bloomsburg, Pa. apr-3080.
v. ii. miAWN.
, catuwlsaa, Fa.
O nco.oornerof Tntrdand MalnStreets
JOHEUT 1?. LITTLE,
jwonice, Columbian Building, second flocr,
ATTORNE Y-A T-LAAV,
Olllco over ltawllng's Meat Market.
It. 1ION011A A. ItOUBINS.
onlce and residence. West tflrst street, Blooms
burg, Pa. novsoesijr.
JB. itelCELVY, M. D.,RurKton and Vhy
..slclan, north slUB.Moln stiect,below Market
. J. O. RUTTEK,
Oir.cn, North Market streoi,
DH. WJ1. M. HEBKlt Burgeon and
Phjutclan. omco corner of Hnck and Market
J J. BKOWN.
Offlco and rosldcnco 3rd Street, West o( Market
near M. K. church,
omco hours every afternoon and evening. Uno
clal attention given to the eye and the llttlng of
glasses. Tclephoto connection.
J. K. EVANS.
Treatment of Chronio Diseases made a
Oflioi', Third Street,
MJ. HESS, D. I). S.,
duato of the Philadelphia Denial College
Having opened a dental olllco In
corner of Main ana ccntro streets.
s prepared to receive all patients requli ng pro
ETHElt. GAS. AND LOCAL ANAESTHETICS
administered for the painless extraction of teeth
free of charge when artltlclal tieth are Inserted.
ALL WOUK UUAltANTEED AS HEPREbENTED.
Br.ooMsuvjiiG, Columbia County, Pa
ollatylosif worUdoneln i superior mannor.wors
warraui.ua ai ruprvsuuivu. iitiuAiiuvr1
iDwiTuonrViiHby the uso of una, and
tree of charge when artisclaltoetn
Ofllru In Barton's bulldlni:. Main street.
below llarket, tlvo doors below Klelra'a
drug store, first lloor.
1o be open at all hours during the (foj
nPKISIKT8 THK FCtlOWIKO
A JIE1UCAN INSUBANCEICOMPANlliB
North American of Philadelphia,
franklin, " "
Pennsylvania, " "
York, of Pennsylvania.
Hanover, of N. Y.
Oueena, of London.
North British, of London,
omco oa Market Street, No, e, Bloomsburg.
oct U. 1- '
Bloomsburg Fire and Life Ins. Aq,
m. P. LUTZ
(Successor to l'reas llrown)
.Htna riro n Co., of Hartford,,.
Hartford of Hartford
1 LoeMx of Hartford
t .icrieU of tiprlngfleld.
Flu Ayti'latlou, Philadelphia
( nsrnlau of London - ,
I i'nU, ot 1nMlon
I ja.vsnlMof EiiijlanaiU.B. hranch)
1.3jn!oi EnglanV " "
Mutual Bent-nt Life Ins. Co. of New.
ark, N.J ,
Lofcscs promptly actuated and raid at
S.S'.S 60!) 1)7
(l,9i 1,56 1.41
FlltH INSURANCE AGENCY 01-
J. II. MAIZE,
OIUco Snd floor Columbian Building,
Liverpool London and Globe, largest to the world.
IMPEHIAL of London,
CONTINENTAL of New ork,
A MEXICAN of Phlladeli'lda,
NIAOAUA of New York,
A L i S IVI E
to tanvass for the sale of Nu sery Block.
on balahv iNu urtNsm ok couuhuioK, steady
J, B. Hollis&Co, 'a;.'K
3ITTEHBEHEEE, J "";'
EXAWINT. BT.FORE YOU BUY.
WllHM in a groccr'i stir? yon tanrt
And cake? of Ivory Soap .lemand,
Be caicful not to be misled
And Imitations u!c instead,
For oft will praises sing
Of that which may more profit bring.
Let not your senses clouded be
Because a snowy cake you see, "
For villainy is not confined
To darkest colors, bear in mind,
A WOPvD OF WARNING.
There are mnv w! i's s ;,v, ca..i re, res. .1 ju to Le "j.ist as good as the 1 Ivory' "
the 'Rt NOT, n.( la a'1 C3j 'e-fe.ts, lac's the pec.ii ;r a-.d remarkable qualities
of ths (j"aj.., '.si; fo, "Ivory" Soap and ttsist upon gulling It.
CopvrUM 1S80, bv Procter i UuiuUle.
0 fi 0 (
Eases Pain Instantly.
Strengthens Weak Parts.
Freflh firm., nemlocfc Gam and
Pine Dalt&m, prepared and
eproau. au read? to appij.
Best Plaster Crer Made.
l luster fciH rnwuw. i
Bold by Drag and eonntty Btoree.
2SCts. 5 for SI. Mailed for prioe.
School Opens Sept. 10th.
Ycnrlr Kxpcnse, 8500.
Admits tnd clilfit younjf men and borsst any tlmei fts (hem for rtuslnest, any Coltcs-t, Tot) technic
School, fcf Wet oint or Aonitwlit, Advanceil cUsset In Phyiici, Cemistfy, faurveylng:, Flectrlcal of
Cml Lnetneennr. Classic!. Mkthematlci. etc. On at tha hnl Miitnr.l ami hMl miniTOd SathaoLk. All
ttudents buttd with the Prlncitial. Teachers ill men and prdute tif first-class Colleges. Fn buildings tlnelc f doqhl
loom Lvety room has in It a iteam radiator ind Is completely furnUhed. Crounds (ten acres) lor foot-ball, baia-ball,
athletki,etc. Cymnasium. Special opportunities for apt students toadvance rapidly, I'nvate lutortnesnd sprclal drill for back
ward boys, fttrons or students may select any studies, or a Business, College- Preparatory, Llectrint, or Civil-bnneerfntf
course. Physical and Chemical laboratory, rractlcal Ituslness IXianment, with Telegraphy, Short-hand. Type-writing,
etc., etc. More fully supplied with apparatus than any tithe t Colleve-titilnf school. Media Academy allbrds every home
comfort, the best education, and the Lest training. Tiird prices cover every eitwnw. No etamlnatlons for admission. New
Illustrated cataloinie sent free to any address. SYWUl.N C. SlURlj.lUCL, A.M. (Uarvard Graduate), frlndtAl
and I'roprlctor, Media, i'a. Circulars at this office;
LOTHING I CLOTHING
Gr. W. B22RTSCH,
THE MP:ilCIIANT TAILOR.
Us' Furnishins Qoods.Bats & Caps
of eveky: deschiption.
Suns made to order at short uoticu
and a Qt always guaranteed or do sale.
Call and examine the largest and best
selected utock of goods ovor shown in
Btoro next door to First National Bank
THE BEST BURNING OIL THAT CAN
BE MADE FROM PETROLEUM.
It gives a brilliant light.
U will not smoko the cnlmncj'8.
U will not char tho wick.
It has a hlKh are test.
It will not explode.
Ills pre-cininently a family safety oil.
WE CHALLENGE COMPARISON
With any other Ulumlnatlnjoll made.
We Stake Our Reputation,
As refiners, upon the statement that It Is
THE BEST OIL
IN TIIH WORLD.
Ask yeur dealer for
Trade for UloomtburK and Vicinity Buppllcd by
BLOOMSBU11G, PA., FRIDAY, JUNE 7,1889.
And oft the sham is not remote
From fairest face or whitest coat.
Kkamine well with caicful eye
The cake until the name you spy,
And always thus be well assured
That Ivorv Soap you have procured ;
And should a lingering doubt remain,
'Twill vanish like the darkest stain,
When in the tub on washing day
That cake of soap is brought in play.
Wo don't starve Quality to throw a
bone to Price. In other words, we
don't slight our work or use inferior
trimmings to tempt you with a low
price for poor goods. None but the
Best Clothing for Men, Youths, Boys
A. C. Yates & Co
SIXTH AND CHESTNUT,
All Aches, P&Idi,
Soreness or Weak
neas la tkd
for ike vmpHtiott tlgnature
HOP PLASTER CO., BOSTON,
on aU genuine goods.
Cures Llvor Complaint, Bilious Affeo-
I M V A HflD Jlness, Costive-
HHHi and all dclicnto Femalo Com
jilflints. Bold ovcrywlierc. Trico 25 cents.
Fragrant! tks Lasting!
The Leading Perfume for the Toilet and
Bold by all dealers. Price 25 eta.
mi n ii Urn mlh mm m .JTaaSl
-mm-w '9 arJi
Ptkt only 25 ctt. Soli by alltlruggltti.
Will relieve Rheumatism, Neuralgia,
Headacho, Toothache, Sores, Burns,
Wounds, Cuts, Scalds, Backache,
Frostbites, Chapped Hands and Faco,
Gout, or any bodily pain or ailment.
nil CVU lHaC S PlUOS. Th. Ortat tobacco
It II LIT tlJiiU.PileIOCti. At all drunliu.
ailPMH.MIMIl. . 1 1. I, I ill II I MKUI
SALESMEN WANTED I
(lood rclliiblo men can Mud permanent em
ploymeut by eildrfhsluir K I.. 1'iiiiihun 1; V .
Nursirymen, Wuurloo, N. V. We hire ONI
MAI. All V, and pay expenses, or on com
inlwdou l( preferred, pajluif weekly, block!
nrai class aua cuaranlecd (rue to name. vm
tti. uiitaeiuuiiitni.1., muv ici'iu
E ASTON, PA.
rouncounsEs, terms moueiute,
I'or Catalogue, apply to
11. l.ioi Apr, UAL
IRE NOW LAWS.
Measures Passed by the 108th
Legislature of Pennsylvania.
1Y0HK OF THE PCOPJiK'S MEN.
How tho rarmcrs, the Imurance Corapia
n lei, the Ofllce Seekers, tho School, the
Sold I era, the Sporfimeu aikI alt Other
Clattses Fnred at Hftrrlnburj;.
TI1L9 paier liorowlth prosent fi clowdflod
statement of bills made laws by tho Ono II uu
drotl and Eighth legislature of Teunsylvanla,
together with tho aggregate of tho appropria
tions passed i
Threo hundred and Borenty-sovcn bills were
messaged to the governor. This is twenty
nluo moro bills than were sent to tho gov
ernor by tho legislature of 1SS7, and seventy
three more than the legislature of lSS5mesh
saged to the chief executive.
Following Is a comparative statement of
tho work of tho threo last houses, prepared
by Chief Clerk John TV. Morrison, which
soak8 for itself i
85. B7. '89.
Number of bills road In pUeo 6i 708 749
Number of houso bills tuwued finally S71 HS
Number of house bills messaged to
governor . . SOt 243 SGS
Number of senate, bills tossed houso
and sent to Koveroor, .... 100 105 113
Number of biUs negatived In com
mittee 185 1M 210
Number of bills defeated and left ou
calendar. 274 281 251
Length of setaiou, number of days. l&S 130 HE)
It will be observed that with ono week less
time than tho lastt legislature, and nearly u
month less than tho session of 18S5, tho
"model legislature" tiossod moro bills to the
govemor, negatived more bills In committee,
and left a smaller number of bills on tho cal
endar than either of Its predecessors.
Tho two joint resolutions to submit to tho
voters of the state amendments to the consti
tution prohibiting tho manufacture and sale
of intoxicating liquors and abolishing tho poll
tax as out of tho qualifications of a voter
wero signed early in tho session.
There was no liquor license legislation
whatever. Tho Qulgley bill, regulating the
revocation of llcen&es, and tho Fow bill, au
thorizing tho transfer of licenses, camo very
near passing, falling on tho last night of tho
session, and each by qjily a few votes.
Tho grangers lct their antMressed beef
bill and local tax bill, which they wanted to
pass. Provision was made, however, for n
revenue commission to roviso the revenue
laws of the state, and report to tho next ses
sion of tho legislature a bill having for Its ob
ject tho regulation of taxation. Therowill
be threo grangers on this commission.
Among the other bills that wero lost may
bo mentioned tho ballot reform bill, advo
cated so zealously by tho Philadelphia Civil
Service Reform association; tho employers
liability bill, which failed in tho houso on
Tuesday preceding tho adjournment; tho
several compulsory education bills, and tho
act to repeal tho nntl-oleomnrgarlno bill,
which was fought by tho Philadelphia Pro
duce Exchango and the farmers.
The appropriation bills passed aggregate
for tho two years IU.187.bGS. The executive.
legislative and judiciary receive $0,135,690,
the institutions under stato control are given
12,601,910, and tho charitable, correctional
institutions not under state control are given
$2,230,302. It is fully expected that tho gov
ernor will make n cut of at least half a mill
ion in the appropriations. Tho increase of
$1,000,000 for tho next two years in tho ap
propriation for the public schools, It is claimed,
makes It Imperative for the governor to re
duce the appropriations.
These bills of general interest have been up
proved by Urn governor:
Of thfc number tha most Important is tho gen
eral passenger railway act. It providesfor tho In
corporation and regulation of passenger railway
companies In all cities, boroughs and townships In
the etute. The bill was passed to validate tho
charters of tho railway companies iu many of tho
smaller cities. The most Important feature of
this act Utho fact that It does not giro councils
any control over them so far as aviug and keep
ing tho streets on which their tracks run. In re
pair. This applies to Philadelphia as well as to
other parts of the state, and uuy company ac
cepting the provisions of this act Is entitled to all
of its privileges.
Authorizing the printing at tho cxpenso of tho
statu and the distribution through tho senate and
hotibunnd the btato depaitmeuts of an edition
of 18,000 copies of Warren's "Book of thoBirdsof
Providing that sheu an action for ejectment is
pending for the recovery of real estate the plaint
iff or any other ierson having such right of ac
tion may begin an action for uie&uo profits befure
tho termination of buch action. As tho law was
pre lously, such iersons could not bring uuch ac
tion for mesne profits until after the termination
of tho suit of ejectment. Tho actions begun
under this act cannot, however, be proceeded
unto dial until tho plaintiff shall hove -cured
Posk-hMoii of the real etato in dispute-.
Authorising the election of coiu.tab.es In bor
oughs and to.mhIps for a threo year' term; aW
authorizing tho election of assessors for three
jeajsin tortiishipsnud boroughs. Dlieetlng tho
clerks of tho orphan' courts to keep a i art i tion
docket. Authorising the county commissioners
outside of Philadelphia and Allegheny counties to
otter and pay rcwaids for tho detection, arrest
and conviction of liorbo thieves.
Piovldlng that hereafter when judgment has
been ubtained fur board for four weeks or less tho
perbon against w horn tho judgment lias been ob
tained cannot exempt any pre pert y from levy
and sale In satUfy the judgment.
Uejivaling tho fence law of irtW w Men provided
that a fence bhould bo maintained against tho
depredation of t-tnek. With this law repealed the
farmers of tho western counties, except Bradford,
are compelled to comply with the act of 1784,
which provided for a fence four aula half feet
high. All the other counties are under the Low
fence law of 1S45. llach fanner hi the ttato ii now
compelled to keep his htock from his neighbor's
field, or, in other wordj, lie mukt fence his cattle
la. Prior to tho repeal of tho act of 1700 a farmer
was compel lod to build a feuco around his field to
keep his neighbor's cattlu out.
Authorizing boroiighstoeiectand lease w banco
and to collect w liarf rent for the use of t ho hame.
Granting tho privilege of appeaU f rom assess
ment of taxes by osbessors to tiio court of common
pleas. Thlsdoes notapply to Philadelphia,
Empowering corporate authorities of boroughs
to levy and collect a license tax ou carriages and
Repealing tho provision of the law giving coun
ties the rijht to acquire bridges erected o er riv
ers and creeks and for the abolition of tolls, limit
ing the amount of damages that any county shall
pay for such bridge to 515,000.
Authorizing the appointment of a eommJtteo of
four memU'rs of tho house and three' members of
the. senate to investigate the charitable and cor
rectional system of the statu and all other Institu
tions supported In whole or In part by tho bUto.
Providing that the courts may authorize tho
prothonotary to enter Judgment upon prrpe for
want of an uppearunre, for want of a declaration
of a plea, or for want of an affidavit of defense;
to enter Judgment thereon with the same effect
as If the said motions had been made In open
Limiting the tlino within which IndlctmenU
tor embezzlement by administrators, executors,
guardians and trustees may be brought to two
ytars from the final decree adjudicating the final
accounts of tho said trustees.
To pros Ide for the payment of fees and purchaso
money due to the state on tho issulug of warrants
to survey vacant lands.
Authorizing the Judges la counties where there
Is a law library connected with the courts, sup
ported wholly or lu part by fines and forfeitures,
to appoint u librai Ian and to fix his com,ensatIon.
Trovldiug that If any person or persons shall
Bell cigarettes to any erson or person under the
ago of 10 years, he or she so offending shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction
thereof shall be sentenced to pay a flue of not
more than $3U).
Authorizing the publication of the Pennsylvania
Placing the number of roadand bridge Lowers
Providing for the identification of habitual
criminal. Tho law directs tho keepers of the
Initentutriea to keep a minute lecord of the his
toryand antecedents of convicts In Us walls, u
full description of such criminal, tho adoption of
the I million method of measurement and iden
tification and registration, and generally an elab
orate system by which the law officers of tho
atato may trace up the history of au habitual
Permitting property owners to build alkowalks
along their laud ou publio highways when not
less than thirty-three feet wide and the sidewalk
Is not over four feet wide.
Making the first Monday In September a legal
holiday, to be known as Labor Day,
Authorizing writs to be Issued for tho collection
i of cost for work done or material furnished by the
t rtAnnl f lianltlt r anv immtnltuil ,..iln..
Authorizing councils of Incorporated boroughs
to require that the streets shall be curbed, paved
or macadamized, and providing for the assess
ment and collection of tho cost of tho same.
PjoyhJui that ttocltfttoroiurt) or school ai
levied shall remalnallenbnrcaietataroralOng&F
perloxl than two years from tho time of such levy,
unless It bo entered in tho prothonotary's office;
and no lien so entered therefor or for any muni
cipal Improvement clalui, shall remain a lien
thereon for any longer perknl than five years un
less It has leeu revived by writ.
Staking provision' for tho recording of exempli
fication of wills relating to re) estate in the ofllco
of the register of wills for any county In which
said real estate is situate.
Providing for the election of constables In cities
of tho second and third classes for threo years.
To allow exceptions to bo filed to refereea re
ports, nnd authorizing tho courts to hoar such ex
ception And to alter and amend or reverse such
reports, or to refer them back for final Judgment,
Providing Uiat execution processes ho Issued for
payment of all orders of court, final or interlocu
tory, for costs mado In Any courts, the same as on
a Judgment In courts of common pleas.
Dlrectlog tho governor to Issue certificates of
election to any person w ho appears upon tho re
turns to bo elected to tho office of prothonotary,
clerk of tho court or recorder of deeds or register
of wills, although thoclectlonof suchjiersonsrniky
bo contested; thocertlficato to remain valid until
tho contest lias been deckled against such iereon.
To prevent stallions nnd Jackasses from running
at largo and compelling their owners to keep thera
away from the st'Vikof others.
Authorizing tho anpolDtmcntof a commissioner
to make tho boundary lino between this stAte and
Delaware; also providing for tho examination of
tho boundary monuments between this stato aud
other states by tho (ounty commissioners of the
counties ujion tho lines of which such monumenU
are locate 1 every fiftieth year.
Providing for the licensing of transient retail
merchants lu cities and boroughs, directing that
every person not engaged 4n a permanent hul
netiA In any city or borough, but entering Into a
transient retail business In such city or tiorough
for tho sale of any goods, wares or merchandise,
shall take ont a license.
Requiring that hi every sale of green, salted,
pickled or smoked meats, lard and other articles
of merchandise used w holly or In iart for food,
each article shall correspond In kind and quality
with tho description given by tho render,' nnd un
less tho parties agree otherwise It shall bo Implied
that the goods or merchandise are sound and 116
for household consumption.
To simplify the present expensive and tedious
proceedings in escheat cases.
Authorizing county commissioners to furnish
fuel and supplies for county ofllcos.
Reducing tho amount of compensation to bo
paid by the counties forjatlents In tho lnsano
asylums of the state from $2 to $1.75 per week,
and providing who shall be liable for the Rame,
and the cost of proceeding for their admission.
Extending tho jurisdiction of tho orphans'
courts to all cases of testacy, without respect to
minority of irtles, thalr relationship to tho tes
tator or tho fact of a widow's election not to take
under the wllL
Giving law Judges full power to grant citations
and rules to show cause In vacation nnd during
vacation as well as during sessions.
Creating a commission to Investigate the waste
of coal mining, having a view to utilizing cool
waste, such as coal dust and tho small pieces of
coal that are now lost.
Prohibiting tho refilling, dealing or tratllcklng
In registered bottles by persons other than tho
owners thereof without the written permission of
tho owners. Also a bill providing for tho registry
tion of such bottles.
Authorizing the election of county assessors for
three years. To pay to counties tho extra ex
penses of the assessments of lSfc7 and lSsW. Pro
viding for the incoqwratlon of com jinnies for the
manufacture of and supply of light, heat and
power by electricity. Any company Incorporated
under this act mut first obtain the consent of tho
councils of city or borough before entering upon
tho frtroets of such city or borough.
Providing that lu casettof homicide Indictments,
where the Ictlm dk'S in another county, the trial
shall be in the county w here the blow was utruck
or tho cause of death given.
Authorizing county and city officers to make
quarterly returns of moneys received by them for
the use of tho state.
Prohibiting tho printing or circulation of coun
terfeit money or coin, or offering tho samo for
sale; rigid penalties of flue nnd imprisonment nr
fixed for the lolatIon of this act, which is known
as tho "green goods" act.
Providing that tho courts of quarter session
may conqiel owners or lessees of cad mines to ro
cover tho bodies of entombed miners; also thai
any surf aco owner or leasee of coal land shall hav
a right to Inspect wud heaps.
rrov Iding that when a street, lane or nlley, laid
out by persons In villages or towns nnd placed oo
a town lot Unit has not been used for twenty-one
years. It shall not bo opened without consent of
the owners of tho land on which it has been laid
Providing that tho equity of redemption for
land purchased by the county commissioners
shall expire at thoendof two years upon rent
state purchased by such commissioners for ar
rearages lu taxacs.
Making It a misdemeanor for any person to bribe
or offer any Inducement to a voter at the special
prohibitory election on Juno 18.
ltegulating the form of writs of error and ai
peals to tho supremo court, subjecting all parties
to tho uct limiting tho time when they shall bq
Betting forth tho conditions under which a male
person can be adopted as an heir.
Amending the act requiring a llcenso for ped
dling of auy foreign goods In the state, so it shall
apply to haw kers and peddlers of domestic goods.
Authorizing appeals to the supremo court from
decrees of quarter besslons courts Incorporating
boroughs. To validate private sales of real estate
heretofore made under authority of the orphans'
courts upon ietItlon of executors or administra
tors for payment of debts of record.
Providing for the appointment of olTlcers to en
forco order in and about county buildings, aud
authorizing them to enforce rules made by the
county commissioners against smoking and spit
ting in and about such bufiiUngs.
liiroctiug orphans' courts to approve private
sales of property of decedents If a better price
may o obtained In this w ay.
Authorizing tho issuing of executions upon
judgments obtained from n justice of tllo peace
to the amount of $100 aud upward, lu the court
of common pleas of the proper couoty without
the issuing of an execution by the justlco and a
return of nulla bona. Hiving tho president
judges of common pleas courts of couutlcs not
forming separate districts authority to hold
q;t&ttcr sessions court in the absence of associate
To enable fire commissioners to accept other
means of tiro escape than the ropo and chain,
providing such other appliances aro deemed bet
ter anil more safe.
lrov Iding that lu all actions commenced by for
eign attachment, judgment may bo taken for
want of mi upieaiance against the defendant (it
and after the th lrd term after the execution f
the writ, and permitting a declaiatlon to bo
filed after return day.
Here are the bills which relate to educational,
relJgioui and charitable Institutions. They r
nine In number, and four have ten approved by
the governor and aro now laws. Thesoaretho
Amending tho law providing for free evening
public schools, so that children of the state who
are from uny cause unable to attend the day pub
lic schools shall be taught at free evening schools,
and that the restriction of a teacher for each fifty
such chlldreu in the uct of May 2, 1SS3, shall be
repealed, and providing in its place that as the
average dally attendance Increases additional
teachers shall be employed at the discretion of the
Authorizing tho controllers or directors of any
school district to enter upon land held or owned
by any county, but not used or occupied for pub
lio purposes; take such property for school pur
poses, and to erect school buildings ujon it. Pay
ment to the county must be made by the school
boards for tho laud taken In this way, Philadel
phia Is excluded from the piyvUIous of this act.
To allow religious, charitable and eleemosynary
corporations of other states to convey the title of
real estate which would fall into their possession
but for tho law of escheat.
Limiting the extent to which any literary, re
ligious, charitable or beneficial association, con
gregation or oori oratkm hav lng capacity to hold
real and personal property in tho state to tho ag
gregate yearly ulue of S-lO.Ouo.
Providing for the iucor)oration and regulation
of Young Men's Christian ajtsoclatlous. This bill
prov Ides that each member of tho itoard of trus
tees shall lm a memlier of ono of the Protestant
evangelical denominations, but a majority of such
members, exclusive of tho president of the asso
ciation, bhaH not bo members of any one denomi
nation; mat ino omcers and members ox corpora
tions created or amending their charters under
tho provisions of this act shall not be individually
hable for tho debts of said corporation. The pro
vision requiring trustees to be Protestants was
vigorously opposed in the house a being lu con
nect with the bill of rights.
Authorizing the court upon pot it Ion to increase
the number of councllmeu and school directors In
Repealing tho Instruction act, which provides
that Scrauton shall constitute moro thau one
These are tho bills awaiting the governor's ap
proval at adjourn i uen t; Supplementing the act Of
1854 to enable school districts having high schools
to establJslf Inst motion In the Industrial oris. To
make each city of third class u single school dis
trict, and pro Iding for the levying and collection
of its taxes. Continuing the education and main
tenance of the soldiers' orphans now In tho schools
until 105, and placing the children under the care
aud management of a commission. This bllL to
gether with Iho appropriate bill, wipes out the
syndicate at the end of six months. The oornmls
aiou Is lustructed to take absolute control of tbo
schools, and Is prohibited from making contracts
with any Individual firm or syndicate. Permission
Is given tho commissioners to place tha children
' la the state normal schools or orphanage of a
' charitable nature. If they da not choose to do
this they may rent schools and employ teachers
and all other necessary help to conduct the insti
tution. In addition to these bills there w ero about thirty
or forty bills of on educational character kllkX
Many of them had fur their object the prepara
tion of uniform text books for tdl tho counties f
the slate. Others related to tho IriJCTmeruT Tlect
lng school directors, and directing how they
should manage tho sehooU
Tho most Important among tho tilts of this
character that failed were those providing for
compulsory education and for tbo establishing of
manual training la the public schools. The com
pulsory education bill provided that all parents
and those w ho lia e tho care of children fin all In
struct them or cause them to We Instructed lu
reading, writing, selling, English, grammar,
arithmetic, geography and physiology and hy
giene. And every person having under his con
trol a child between tho ages of 8 and 14 years
shall cause such child to attend soino public or
private day school at least sixteen weeks In each
year, eight weeks at least of which attendance
shall be consecutive, and for every neglect of such
duty tho ierson offending si mil forfeit a sum not
exceeding $35 to the treasurer of tho school dis
trict In which the offense occurs, to be recovered In
a summary proceeding before any mayor, alder
man or Justice of the jieaco.
Tho manual training bill directed that . sum not
exceeding one-sixth of tbo amount of school tax
levied and collected In any year In any school dis
trlctof thlscommonwealth may 1 appropriated
and expended by the directors, controllers or
other proier authorities of wild district for tho
establishment and maintenance of a nchool of
manual tralnirg, including industrial drawing and
designing, in tho publio schools of said district or
In any detriment thereof.
.Tho following bills, relating to different locali
ties throughout this Btate, were passed aud hav o
been approved by tho governor:
Directing tbo Pennsylvania Canal company to
abandon tho publio use of tho canal between tho
dam wotttof Huntingdon and the first lock west of
GUtng permission to erect a pier bridge across
the Delaware river near Trenton, an 1 allowing
the present bridge to be used as n railroad bridge
as soon as the new bridge Is completed.
Authorizing tho Norristown insane ostium to
reteaso a lien upon a lot owued by th church of
the United Brethren of Lebanon.
llepeallng the act of 1803 hi relation to tho ap
pointment of collectors of btato and county tax
To repeal the act extending tho road laws of
Bradford county to Mclutyre and Lewis town
ships, Lycoming couuty, so far as it relates to
Low Is township.
To repeal the supplement of the act Incorporat
ing tho borough of Tamoquo, which provides for
the election of n supervisor by the people at n sal
ary of $25 ir month.
Repealing tbo provisions of tho act of 1872, ro
quiring that tho tax collector of tho borough of
Chambersburg shall be elected by tho borough
llcpealing the epecUl oct of 16G9 for tho super
vision, management and construction of roads
and highways in Fulton nnd Salisbury townships,
Lancaster county; also au act repealing the act
which extends the provisions of tbo act of 1804 to
Peach Bottom township In York county.
To repeal that part of tho act "designating tho
sev oral Judicial districts of tho Btate," hlch pro
vides that after the expiration of the term of the
present m lltinnal law Judge in Northampton
count-, there shall lo but ono law judge for that
Restoring Lawrence county to the same relation
to tho State Agricultural society which existed
before tho repeal of that part of the act incorpo
rating the society so far as It related to that
To Incorporate the Equipment Brldgo comiony
and allow It to build a toll bridge across tho Dela
ware river mile west of Equimlnk, Wayne coun
ty; also to lncor;orate the Little Equimiuk Brldgo
company and to allow it to build a bridge across
the Delaw aro i1v er In the same county.
Repealing the proviso of the law authorizing
the council of tho borough of Wllkesbarro to lor
row money to purchase a public cemetery. It was
necessary to pass this act to enable the proceeds
of the sale to Ik) used for school purpose.
Repealing tho special act of 1S59 relating to
compensation of auditors of Northampton county.
Authorizing the removal of the Iron fence around
the capltol grounds.
Repealing the act of 1SC9 relative to tho collec
tion or state and county taxes iu Wayne township,
These local bills were awaiting approval at ad
journment. Relating to streets and sewers In
Pittsburg, correcting the unconstitutional features
In tho law now governing tho same,uUo rejiealing
all laws In conlllct with tills law.
Placing a tax on dogs in Fajetto county. Re
pealing tho special act relating to roads iu West
Whiteland township, Chester county. To repeal
the act imposing upon burgess and councils and
road commissioners or Warren township the du
ties of overseers of the poor. Repealing tho act
which confers power upon the supervisors and
road commissioners to lay out roads in Sullivan
county w men, oss from ono township to another.
INTERESTING TO CORPORATIONS.
A number of tho bills are of special interest to
corporations and to the people of lho financial
w orld. TIicmj are those that hnvo been signed by
the governor and are now laws: Providing that
ail corporations liereafterlncorporated shall, upon
increasing their capital stock, pay to tho state a
bonus of one-fourth of l per cent, upon tbo
amount of tho Increase, Exceptions are made tn
fav or of the railroad companies, bridge and ceme
tery companies, canal or turnpike companies,
building or loan association?, agricultural socie
ties and corporations for library, charitable or re
ligious purposes, all of which aro free from the
payment of tho bonus.
The new revenuo act Is largely tho work of
Auditor General McCamant, and he Is very well
satisfied with It us It finally passed the legislature.
He wanted to relmposc tho tax of five mills on
the capital stock of manufacturing corj unit Ions,
becauso he beJleved It to be necessary in onler to
raise the revenue required to meet the expenses of
the state. The legislature struck that provision
out of the bill, and manufacturing corporations
continue to be exempt from that tax.
As passed the act makes a number of changes
In the existing law, and It Is expected to increase
the receipts in the state treasury about $500,000 a
Tho new provisions are as follows: Restricting
tho six mill tax to incorporated state and national
banks; taxing corporation mortgages and corpo
ration judgments three mills and making strin
gent prov islons for Its collection: all mortgages
and judgments that go into the valuation of the
capital stock or such corporat ions as pay the cap
ital htock tax are exempt from this tax.
Title insurance conqtaulcs, trust companies nnd
coritorations of a like character are required to
pay a tax upon their dividends. One third of the
crsonal property tax Is ald back tn the counties
collecting it una only one-iourtn or tuo capital
stock tax Instead of one-half Is to go Into the
sinking fund up to IB90. After that date one-half
the capital stock tax will go Into the sinking
The auditor general regards tho bill as a decided
improvement over the existing one.
State banks are enabled to become associations
for the puniosu of becoming United States banks.
State banks aro also em lowered by a new law
to extend tneir charters ror a jkeriod or twenty
There Is also a new law now for the settling of
title- to real estate. 1 his law provides that w hen
ever a person not In iassebtdon shall claim an In
terest in or title to real estate, the iersoii In t pos
session and claiming title may apply to the courts
and obtain a rule uikid the iK'rsoii not in Posses
sion to bring au action of ejectment w Ithln ninety
days from tho sen ice of such rule, or show causo
why not. When such jiarty Huts served with this
rule fails to apiear hi ninety da s aud show cause
wny the action should not be brought. Judg
ment shall be entered against him, which shall be
Petroleum mining companies are given tho nrlv.
liege of Investing In the stocks and bonds of
natural gas companies In this state or of those in-
corporated by other states for a similar puriwso.
The managers of limited partnerships aie pro
hibited from paving to tho president, secretary
and treasurer after buch association has I teen in
existence five ears, conqvnsaUon exceeding iu
the aggregate the amount of net earnings ac
tually earned during the year preceding, and such
officers' salaries shall lie fixed by a two-thirds
v ote of the ulue of Interest present at tho annual
Railroad, canal, navigation and telegraph com
panies aro required to make uniform reports to
tno amutor general.
Providing for tho Incorporation and regulation
of companies to supply water to tho publio and
giving them tho right to condemn property and
water rights for the piirpose of supplylncr water.
Also allowing corporations for the supply of w ater
to issue stock to the amount of $0UO,0uu.
Authorizing the extension of the charters of
Btato provident Institutions, tavlngs institutions
and savings banks for a period of twentv team.
and providing the methods and restrictions under
wnicu such extension can bo made.
Declaring that bankers or brokers or officers of
trust couipanUt who shall take money from a
depositor knowing that such banks are insolvent
shall be guilty of embezzlement, ami shall be
punished by fine and Imprisonment. Theru was a
provision In this bill that If au officer received
money ten uays before the Institution became In
solvent that bhould be sufficient proof of his
knowledge of tho Insolvency of the concern. This
was sincxeu out,
aivingitower to railroad coin nan lee coimolldAt.
lng nnd merging their oorioration rights and
franchises, not parallel or couinetlnir. to Issue
stock and bonds in excess of tho amount of the
authorized and outstaud Ins issue of suchcatm
panlesto the full value of the countanles' nmn.
erty and franchises, but not to exceed $300,000
Courts havluziwulzanceof trusts rmatiid bv
will or deed aro authorize! to direct trust funds
to be placed lu the hands of trustees iu other
states in cat persons intoiosted In tbo trust re
sult in another auto.
Telegraph 2omanlo9, road companies, bridge
companies, water supply companies, Inclined
plane companies, ferry, light and heat companies
arc given authority to mortgage their property
and franchises to double the amount of their
FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES
Pt(wen lUrty and ptij LUU were Introduced.
COLUMBIAN, VOL. XXI1I.NO20
UUuUAlJiA UE.MUUHAT, VOL L1I1, NO 8
relating to the dhTerenl tMUTAIwfe- convpaJiTeil of
this stato nnd Insurance companies of other stabvH
doing business hi this state. Of this numberohly
nlno wero f tossed finally, and but two of these
bars thus far been signed by the governor.
One of theso prevents Insurance companies do
ing business In this state from making or iwrmlt
ting any distinction or discrimination in favor of
Individuals between Insurance of tho samo class
and oqual expectation of lifo In the amount or
payment of premiums or rates charged for poli
cies of llfo or endowment Insurance. This pro
rents agents from making n rebate to persons
woo insuro tneir uvea ror a large amount.
To allow flro and marine Insurance companies
to Insure against damago by tornadoes and cy
clones nnd by lightning when firo does not ensue.
Tho other bill makes copies of tho lfooks, ac
counts, annual statement and other papers of tho
insurance department evidence in court,
Itet)oallnsf tho special road act in tho townshto
of Kennett, which extends tho corporate iwwer
of tho Farmers and Mechanics Mutual Insurance
association to such roods.
Amending an act entitled "An act relative to
Insurance companies," approved April Si, A. D.
1857, to apply tho provisions of said act to live
stock Insurance companies and to giro jurisdic
tion to aldermen, magistrates ana justices or tho
These aro tho bills of this character that await
ed the approval of tho governor at adjournment:
Providing for tho reincorporation of beneficial
Associations employing agents and doing a publio
business. It requires such associations to havo a
guaranteed fund of $25,000, and limits their in
surance to $1,000 a person. It brings all such as
sociations under control of tho Insurance depart
ment, tno same as regular uro companies, mo
bill does not apply to fraternal, benevolent or
charitable associations and secret societies.
Declaring that mutual beneficial associations In-
corporated under the act of May 1, 1876, shall bo
held as doing a business of llfo insurance on tho
plan of assessment, and liable' to tho laws gov
erning such corporations, provided that the act
shall notapply to fraternal benevolent associations
or secret societies working on the lodge system.
Authorizing the Insurance commissioner to
value the illcy And obligations of all llfo Insur
ance companies, the valuation of whoso policies Is
required by law on tho net premium basts Accord
ing to tho actuaries, or compared experience table
of mortality, with Interest at 4 percent per annum.
Amending the act of 1B70 relative to Insurance
companies or associations, known as factory mu
tual Insurance companies, conducted upon tho
mutual plan, to transact business In this Btatn.
This Is the bill which Mayor Filler and otbur Phil
adelphia manufacturers strongly advocated. Tbo
mayor baa a consultation with the Philadelphia
delegation at his office upon this subject early In
Diverting ono-half of tho premiums of risks bv
foreign Insurance companies In cities of tho third
class and boroughs to the city and borough trea
sury. This money, it Is understood. Is to go to
make up a rund for disabled firemen.
Among tho Insurance bills which failed the one
which attracted most attention was houso bill No.
70, known as tho "Fidelity and Casualty bill." It
provided that foreign Fidelity and Casualty com
panies should have a paid upcapitAl of $100,000
lor every class or business n engaged In.
FOR THE SOLDIERS.
Of about fifteen or twenty bills introduced In
tho Interest of tho soldiers and tho national guard,
but nlno passed finally, and ono of them has been
vetoed by tho governor, and another withdrawn
from lho governor after It had been sent to him.
Tho bill that was w ithdrawn from the coventor
amended the act of 18tf7 by providing a penalty of
a nno ror any omcer or tno state, or or any county.
city or borougn in tho state, who failed to give
preference or appointment to honorably dis
charged soldiers when their qualifications were
equal to those of other applicants. The governor
objected to mis bill on the ground that It w as un
constitutional. It was recommitted to tho mill,
tary committee in the house, and when reported
it was tustponed and never again considered.
The bill that tho governor vetoed allowed tho
Pennsylvania regiments that participated In tho
battle of Gettysburg to consolidate their appro
priations for separate monumental tablets to
build a memorial ball to tho Pennsylvania reserve
corps, and adding to the aggregate $12,000.
Tho governor has approved theso bills and they
aro now laws. Providing: That any person who
shall willfully wear the Insignia, or rosette, of
tho Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the
United States, or tho badge or button of the Grand
Army of the Republic, or the badge or bhield of
tho Union Veteran Legion, or uso the saute to ob
tain aid or assistance within this state, tniless ho
shall be entitled to use or wear tho same under
the constitution and by-laws, rules and regula
tions of such organization, shall be guilty of mis
demeanor and upon couvlcrion shall bo punished
by Imprisonment for a term not to exceed thirty
days or a fine not to exceed $100, or by both or
either in the discretion of the court.
Granting consent of the btate for the acquisi
tion by the United States of lands on the battle
field of Gettysburg for the erection of memorial
tablets to mark the position of the regular array
commands during the battle, and for opening av
enues ana roaaways ana generally to preserve tue
battle field lor historical purposes.
Autuorumg any veteran soldier or sailor to
bring suit against any county, borough or town
ship to recover the amount of money to w hich he
became entitled by reason or. his being accredit e
to It on his ro-enllstment, to fill tho quota of men
men or aiterwaros caiieu ror sucn county, bor
ough or township. No interest shall bo rccov ered
in any action brought under this act, and any law
or limitation of thno within w hlch actions must bo
commenced shall bo no bar to tho commencement
or prosecution of the action hereinbefore provided.
but any suit for tho recovery of tho money
claimed to be due must be brought within two
rears from the date of the atmroral of this art.
Authorizing the adjutant general to provide for
transportation to Gettysburg at tho time of tbo
dedication of tho monuments of the Pennsylvania
organizations for all the surviving soldiers resi
dent in this state who participated hi that battle
in rennsy Ivan La reriments.
Directing the trustees of the Erio Soldiers
home fo pay tho fare of indigent discharged in
mates of the homo to their own homes.
To constitute a naval battalion of the State Na
tional Guard, the officers of which are to boa
lieutenant commander, with rank and pay of a
major of infantry, and a staff. The companies
comprising the naval battalion may bo raised as
proviuou ov law, wnen the united states govern
ment U ready to furnish nrms and equipments
anu a vessel or war ror perronnanco or duty re
quired by law.
Making nn appropriation for tho erection, in
conjunction w ith other states, of a memorial tab
let to indicate "Tho High Water Mark of tbo Re
bellion" at uetryBburg.
To'provide for tho location of a site for a sol-
dlers'imd sailors monument for the county of
Prov tllag that lu addition to the 1.000 annro-
prlatea to each troop of horse of the National
Guard It shall receive Its actual expenses for horses
lorau parauesauu services ordered by tho adju
lho governor has not yet artrirovod tho item in
the general appropriation bill for $75,000 for dress
unuonns ror tnu National Guard at adjournment.
The farmers of tho stato did not begin to get all
they asked for from this legislature. Their two
pet measures wero tho antl-dressed beef bill aud
tho tax bilk Tho state grange fairly Hooded tho
legislature with petitions osnug for the tassago
of tho beet bill, wldch was designed to keen Chi.
cago dressed beef out of the slate. The bill was
defeated lu committer and an attempt to place it
ou inexiouso caienuar ranou. The granger tax
bill passed tho house but foiled In the senate. It
provided that from and after the imuwoco of this
act assessors of the several townships, I troughs
ami cme-sui mo commoDweaun snail annually,
as to personal and corporate pronertv. and'tri-
ennlally as to real estate, assess for county, mu
nicipal and local purposes, all taxable iersous,
uuiuriu or uruuciai, owning or uoiuinir intrust.
real estate or personal property, horses, cattle
over 4 years of age, household property and tools,
Implements necessary lor trades or occupations
exceeding four hundred dollars In value, except
only the pioperty authorized to be exempted
from taxation by tho first section of article nino
of tho constitution of Pennsylvania. 1-rovided
that all classes of property subject to tax for
state purposes when assessed for county, muni
cipal or local purposes shall not be taxed at a rate
uigucr iuau one-nan tne mm rato levied on real
Hero are the bills that passed aud have leen
signed by tho governor which will interest the
farmers of tho statu: Providing that no terson
shall, w ithout tho consent of the owuer, offer for
sale any milk can, butter tub or box used for tho
transportation of milk, cream, butter or other
produce having tho name aud residence of tho
ow ner stauiiK-d upon It. nor shall any lverson will.
juiiyuso cans, J.UUH or boxes tor their owuuse
without the consent of the ow ner. It Is also made
an on ens.) for any person to deface the n a mo upon
such caus, tubs and boxes.
Accepting the provisions of an act of comrruss
to establish agricultural experiment stations in
connection w iiu tno hiate Agricultural college.
Authorizing tho tayment of a premium for
scaJprtof foxes, wolves, wild cats, weasels and
skunks killed In this state.
Empowering tho btate board of agriculturo to
quarantine and kill all domestlo animals affected
with contagious diseases when It is nii-esiirv la
do so to prevent the spread of the disease luthe
samo manner as is now provided for the preveu
tiouof the spread of pleuro-pueumonla among
These bills were not acted on bv the micnmrnt
adjournment: Authorizing county commissioners
louuervucurewarusas lueyaocni necessary for
tho detection, arrest and conviction of felons; the
i'itinh- oi iuu act 14 to ueipcaicn uorso thieves,
imposing a tax cm does In boromrh and imm.
ship at the rate of fl for females and 50 cents
for males, and providing for the collection of dam
ages from tho owners of dogs doing Injury to
Tbooleomargsrlno dcalcru and manufacturers
mado a big effort to i epeul the art pi ohihiing its
sale. Tho G: augero milled In solid phalanx against
tho repealer and the committee on health and
sanitation, afUr hearing argunu'ut' ii both sides
tor iwaily thus 'k, uefftitivwl tho UiiL Botho
h antl-olftomarrariMo law cUI stands.
NO LIQUOR BILLS.
Tho legislature did not twuw a bill touching tbo
saloon. The Brooks bill, which has worked so
satisfactorily during tbo past year, Will remain In
forco two years moro, at least, unless It Is knocked
out by prohibition.
The reason the Brooks law was not amended
this session was not because there was no at
tempt to do so, but because the He publican party
set lbs faco against it. Early In tho session a
number of bills supplementary to tho Brooks law
were presented In the bouso and sent to the ways
and means committee. Senator Cooper was also
talking about Improving high license. Ho went
so far as to prepnro an elaborate bill supplement
ary to tho Brooks law. The Republican leaders
consulted, nnd determined that It was not wiso
lochaogdtho Brooks law this ear, so Benator
Cooper abandoned His bill for tho time. Of the
mirnborof Mils on tho question that tent to tho
way Jhlid teaahs coixuoUtto 'only two Hrero re-
porxea lavoramy, nnu inoy am noi come out oi
committee until the session was half over.
Onevjf thttt was tile Chdrley l-ClrrMtin fo the
rwovatloft of literiCcs. The oilier was Mr. Mc
Donald's bill regulating the fees by making fee
for titles of the third class $301
Mr. low had a Mil providing fur I lie transfer of
licenses In case of death which was netratlvod bv
the committee, but Mr. Fow ltersurvlfd -tho diouso
to placo It on the -calendar. YlM (igkV'bm and
tho Fow bill were the only two that got through
tuo House, sir. .MciwhAM s mu was never reached
on third reading. Mr. Brooks foughtnJKof these
When the Tow bill went ovfcr to tliasenfllo Mr.
Cooper tsTcrcd amendments to It, IncorfiornUng
the M'as ho had set foitb early In th sytwloti,
namely, ono saloon for ety (00 Inhabitants of
any county, bondsmen to !o secured In any part
of the cons V; no minor of either six permitted
to sell or give aw ay liquor j allowing trut compa
nies lo becoma security at?d compensating consta
bios ror men nuty
ThlsdelavMtlrVibfillnlhesenateiintfi tha hut
night of the sew Ion. The Qulgley bill was kept
back until the name tlmo and then tab1 vHn! lost
by very close Votes The Qulgley hill noeded but
one vot to pa it and It would have, had Just
nouft-h but for the fact that Journal Clerk Smiley
Jld not hear Oen. Qybin vote
Thoscuato passed a bill prohibltlfiir the sale of
liquor on Decoration day, but It was defeated In
Lho nouse on final pftwage.
An Allegheny member offered a till to repeal
the Hw of Itttt nhirh irmhlMtit thu wile Of Itnnor
on Sunday, bnt his bill never saw dry light.
NEW CLERKSHIPS CREATED.
A mimlier of bills wero iiossetl to Incrcaso the
snlarien of ntnro offievrs, providing new clerkships
in different departments and fixing compensation
for other offices. Tho most Important bill in this
class Is the one to Increase the salaries ol the
judges of the commonwealth. It has not yet met
with executive approval. It provides for tho In
crcaso of thunaUries of tho law judges of the
state as follows: Chief Justice of tho supremo
court, S10.0U0; associate justices, judges or.
Philadelphia and Allegheny counties, $8,000;
judges of tho Sixth Judicial district, comprising
Dauphin and Lebanon counties, $o.imj; oil other
These bill have been approved by the governor:
Providing for a new clerk In the executive de
partment at $1,200. Fixing the compensation of
county commissioners at $3.50 vr day without
mileage, Philadelphia Is not affected by this net,
nor aro other counties where hys'icclal act the
compenyitlon is placed at higher rates. To make
tho salary or thtJ secretary or the state board of
agriculture $2,600 per annum. Fixing the com
pensation of supervisors of townships at $1.50 ter
day for the time they are actually employed.
Making the compensation of township and
borough auditors, where not otherwise fixed by
special net nt a higher rate, at $J per day.
Authorizing the appointment of two traveling
collectors of statistics for tho offlco of the secre
tary of Internal affairs at a salary of $1,600 each
and providing for tho pa ment of their expenses.
increasing Lnu salary or tne messenger in tuo
ftagroom at the state capltol from $25 to $50 per
Directing that all cases decided by tbo supreme
court shall be officially reported. At present only
those cases which aro marked "to bo reported"
are so retorted. Those not so marked are here
after to bo reported In an abridged form1. Forthe
extra work thus imposed the state reporter Is al
lowed jj,Q0 a year extra
Giving tho attorney general and additional
clerks in his offlco a salary of $1,500 ier annum.
GAME AND FISH.
Not less than twenty bills relating to fUh and
game wero Introduced in tho house, but only four
of them reached tho governor.
The act limiting the time during w Inch quail or
Virginia partridge may Iw killed to between Nov.
I and Dec. looreach year, and tixinga penalty of
$10 for each bird killed out of season,- has liecn
approved by the governor and is now In force,
1 ho time dnring which these birds could be killed
before the itassage of this act was from Oct. 15 to
The bills awaiting the governor's approval at
adjournment w ere:
A general state law tn reference to shad and
game fish In all watrsof thecommonwealth, with
tbo exception of Lako Erio and tho River Dela
ware, and regulating the taking of fish on Lake
Providing for tho concurrent. 'jurisdiction be
tween Pennsylvania aud New Jersey with regard
to shad and game fishing In the Delaware river,
from Trenton Falls to PortJervis. Also several
acts for tho same purpose between Pennsylvania
THE DOCTORS' BILLS.
But two bills went lussed affecting tho medical
profession. Tho bill lu w hich they wero most in
terested, that making a statu board of medical ex
aminers nnd licensers, was permitted to die with
many oiher hilU ou the second reading- calendar.
The bills which passed have become. laws by the
approval of tho governor. One of them regulates
tho practice of veterinary surgery. It provides
that every ptirson practicing veterinary meilicino
or burgery shall bo a graduate of n legally char
tered college or university, but practitioners of
five years standing at tho tioio of the passage of
thli act aro ormltted to register.
Tho other re latej to pharmacists. A number of
persons actually engaged In the retail drug busi
ness at tbo date of the approval of the act of Mcy
21, lsi?, failed to apply for registration-within tha
period of ninety days provided for that purpose.
This act is a supplement to the law of ltL? and
giv es those w ho failed to register In iHS7 privilege
of making npplicatlou for i eglst ration at any timo
within ninety days from April 'Jx
UNSIGNED AT ADJOURNMENT.
An important bill awaiting urproval by the
governor nt adjournment Is the factory Inspec
tors bilk It Is designed to protect those who
work in factories and mercantile industries. It
provides for ono stato factory Insiiector at $1,500
and tlx deputies at $1,200 a year, all of whom
have largo pov era. Under tho bill no minor can
bo employed moro than six hours a day.
Tho boom btll, which attracted so much alien
I Ion, w as also among t he unsigned bills. It provides
for tho driving aud Halting of saw logs, lumber
and timber upon all btrenmsnotexceedlng twenty
muea in leugtn irom meir eources. Tncro wa
provision In the bill that no toll tliall bo charged
on logs or lumber passing through banked or
floated from below such Improvements contem
plated by lho bill, but owners or such Improve
ments oie not required lo operate them unless
tolls aro lutd.
Theyo are among the other bills awaiting tho ap
proval of the governor when tbo legislature ad-
The intermunictpal bill, providing for tho regu
lation and Incorporation of cltieuof tho third class.
Validating tho councils of cities other than the
first and second classes, providing that all ordi
nances and resolutions passed and adopted by a
v oto of tho majority of all the members elected to
each branch of tho councils In such cities as said
councils are now and have been heretofore con
btitntod ami organized mi aptiroved of by tho
mayor, or u lassou uotwitiutanoing tue objec
tions of the tuayor by a vote of two-thirds of all
tho members elected to each brunch of council
aforc&alJ, and whether publkutlon lias or has not
been made of said ordluiuuvs nnd loolutlous. If
otherwise ivgular, arc validated and In full force.
Mailing the act authorizing the coi idem nation
of ground when necessary for county buildings
appiyio coimiie coniaiuing cmes, coextensive
witli the comity.
Creating tbeomceof lecorderlu c ties of the
third class and defining hb duties.
lTuYidlng for tho incorporation of companies
forthe piuchau'ng. holding und selling of patent
rights fur Inventions aud desiguuaud copyrights
for looks, publications and reglsttred trade
Directing the btato ornithologist touiako a com.
I leto collection of tho birds and mauunolaof tho
llepeallng tho act of March 1. which
limited the amount that could be cxillectrd la a
year for thepaj ment of district or tow ushlpdebts.
t to Titling penuuiea lor mo Kiuingoua snaring
of bong hints
Directing that titles of the staUv shall ho divided
into three classes, according to population. Those
withlAKOud Inhabitants nnd more aro t Iks first
I class; those havfug a population of mora than
100,000 and loss than &0,OV will cemtitute the
second class, aud alt others aro to bo luthe third
Rcrulrlng ow tiers or levees of btUujifoous coal
mines to pay coroner's fees Iq vases of accidents
in which the coroner makes an Investigation, but
it Is not necessary to hold au Inquest.
Pcrmitthig director of the ixrfobo aid the
traveling excuses Incurred lu tho performance
of their duties.
Ruqulring romts cT commou i-leas to make a
polntments to fill aoanctes iu their districts
prior to tho nay of any i: nerul or township elec
tions in tho offices of judge and . twirt..rv .
lrmltthig the btato bo.ird of heni t"icc-1
1 1,000 n ear for special sunitary senr."--
Repeal lug a m'lbu of the law of iwtl wnj
to the state committee on luuacy k. ..hig
that hereafter the committee shall i- uWJc4- v
tho authority sail control of the Kate Urd I
Requiring county assessors to a&se all seeded
lands tn the township or borough lu which tbo
mausiou bouse of such Medrd lauds U situated.
Providing for the-chartering of associations of
rmplojes aud Imposing a ienalty for tho mlsap
proiiitatloii of tho f und by the officers. Four cm
moro employes, three of whom must bo cuizeus
of the Lulled Etates, may form such an associa
tion Directing that all Imitations of olive oil shall
bo so marked ou the Umlett or essvl lu which it
Is contained, aud prov Ulug penalties for tho , iola
t ion of tbotKL
Tho first thing George Sheldon, of In
diana, did when lio got a legacy of $?0,
000 wasto buy 818,000 worth of dlaiuuiida
nnd u iliou&mul dollar team.
Bonore, Mexico, lovlca a tax ol f on
very child uoru there.