The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, January 23, 1901, Page 2, Image 2
i!y THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1901'. .-''- h COMMENTS ON NEW CHARTER SENTIMENT IS DIVIDED AB TO ITS MERITS. Councilman Chittenden Say That Whllo It Baa Serloua Dafacta It la Deairabla on the Whole Because It Centralizes Power and Responsi bility in the Mayor Councilman Roche Believes That It Will Mean the Establishment of an Autoc racy and Democracy's Death Knoll. Tho announcement that a new and complete second-clRBs city rharter had been Introduced In the state ttenate by Senator Muehlbronncr, of Allegheny, and that It had been referred to com mittee and reported favorably upon, was received with great "surprise In this city. Chairman Chittenden, of the councll nitinlc second-elaBs city committee, Maid last night that he would call a special meeting: of the committee at once for the purpose of considering the now act and discussing the ndvlsablltty of dropping the amendatory act nl ready prepared. The comments on the new net heard were varying-. Some K.-iw every good In It, and some saw every evil. Said Select Councilman C. T;. Chittenden: "This new bill Is the one we must look to, for there Isiio question but I hut if any second-clnss city measure aovs through, this will be the one, be cause It will lecelve the support of Senator Quay nndhls followers. There arc good points nbout the charter and thero are bad points, but the former outweigh the latter. Taking" the char ter at. a whole, I should say that It I3 much more suited to the needs of Srranton than the present general act. Centralizes Power. ' I like the charter because It centers p'rn more power and responsibility In the mayor than do the amendments which we contemplated Inttoduclng. The objection will bo taiscd that It centers too much power in the chief executive, but my opinion Is that It Isn't possible to do that. "I don't like the method of electing louncllmeu provided by the charter. Tho election of select rouncilinen at large means that the dominant party will return each member of that branch and the plan of permitting ger rymandering by joining wards not hav ing1 1,000 taxablcs to other wards Is wrong, because It would mean that the party In power could 60 arrange things as to keep the common council, also, almost entirely of the same political faith as the select and the administra tion. "This would mean the elimination of the minority and I think that this is not right, because a healthy minority Is a very good check on any legislative body. That feature of the bill should he amended. I would favor electing patt of each council at large, because there Is a great deal In the. theory that the entire people of a city can choose better men than only a part of a city. "That feature of the bill giving the governor power to appoint the first mayor, I, of course, am unalterably opposed to, but I'm afraid we can't change that. That will be bad for the two years lie will have to serve, but after that we will be all right. Tho chin ter, on the whole. Is good because tt takes the executive power from councils and centers It In one man whom the people can get nt." Is Opposed to It. .Select Councilman John E. Itoche, also a member of the committee, said when asked for an opinion; "This charter should bo fought bit terly by the people of this city, unless they want themselves placed under the dominance of a political machine for the rest of their lives. Put that char ter into effect and make me mayor and I'll establish 'a machine that will out Tammany Tammany. It provides for almost an autocracy and Is designed to take from the people the poweis which are rightfully theirs. "If it ever goes Into effect In this city It will mean that the Democratic par ty. In whoso ranks are nearly half our citizens, will never be able to raise Its head again. It will rob It of oven a minority In councils and give one party complete sway and power. It can't be amended satisfactorily, because every line seems to be dominated by tho idea of one man power. "Tho people of this city should arise and protest as far as they are able against its passage. A committee should bo sent down to Harrlsburg at nnce to do everything possible to pre vent it from becoming a law." Select Councilman D. W. Vnugliim took the matter philosophically. Said ho: "There's no Uho of us worrying, for anything we can do or say isn't going to cut any more figure with that legl.s Itttuic than If wo sent a committee to Kin-Ma to dictate that country's Chinese policy. Scranton Isn't (golnp to be considered In this deal at all." Mayor Molr was seen In the after noon, before a complete copy of tho act had reached the city. Ho said he would express no opinion until ho had carefully studied the whulo net. The total number of resident tax ables in tho city, according to tho list icently compiled by tho assessor, Is '5,;;3. This would nllow, under the new chArtei'.'Xsselve select councllmen ind twenty-five common cou.nc.ln.en. According to accounts In tho Pitts burg papers of yesterday, the Pltts 'mrg chamber of commerce on Mon 3ay considered the amendatory act irepared by tho councllmanlc com mittee. It didn't meet with universal approval. The chamber was opposed to tho plan of limiting the terms o( Jflke of the heads of departments and believed they bhould hold office dur ng good behavior. Opposition was ilso manifested to the Idea of having the select council confirm the nppolnt nent and removal of heads of derail ments by the mayor. The Complete Bill. The full text of the new second :a! city act Introduced Monday night at Harrlsburg. follows: AN ACT FOK THE OOVUHNMENT 01" CITIRS OK THE SECOND CLASS: Ho It enacted by the senate and house of representatives, etc.: ARTICLE I. Section 1. In cltlea of second class kit executive powers shall be vested In 'the mayor and In tho departments au thorised by this act. The mayor shall be the chief executive officer of the city, and shall be at leant 26 years ot tee, and have been a citizen and in habitant of the tftate flvn years, and inhublmnt.of tho city for which he may be elected mayor five yearn next before his said election, unless absent on public business of the United States or of this state, and shnll reside In said city during his term of service. Ho shall give bond In such sum ns shall be determined by councils. Tho mayor shall be chosen by a plurality of tho votes cast at the municipal election and shall hold his olllco for the term of three years from the first Monday of April next ensuing his election, and serve until his successor Is duly elect ed and qualified. Hut he shall not be eligible) to tho office of mayor for the next succeeding term or to any other office or position In the city during the period of two venrs next succeedlnc the expiration of his term of office. If I two or more candidates he equal and highest In votes, one of them shall bs chosen mayor by a vote of tho major ity of all the members of the Incom ing councils, In Joint convention as sembled, Immediately upon their or ganization. When a vacancy shall take place In the office of mayor a suc cessor shall bo elected for the un expired term nt tho next municipal election, oceurilng more than thirty dayp after the commencement of such vacancy, unless such election should occur In the last yea.' of said tetm, In which case a mayor pro tempore shall bo chosen by councils In Joint convention by the votes af the major ity of members elected. And tho per son elected mayor shall hold office un til the expiration of said term and until his successor plmll be duly elect ed and qualified, and It shall be the duty of the president of the select council to Issue a ptoclnmatlon for such Joint convention to be held not less than ten, nor more than twenty, days after Mtch vacancy shall take place. Until the vacancy Is filled tho president of select council shall act as mayor. It shall bo the duty of the mayor: Duties of the Mayor. First To came tho ordinances ot the city and tho laws of the state to be executed and enforced. Second To communicate to councils at least once a year a statement of the finances and general condition of the affairs of the city nnd nlso such In formation In relation to tho same as either branch of council may from time to time require. Third To recommend by messages in writing to the councils, nil such measures connected with tho affairs of the city and the piotecllon and Im provement of Its government and fi nances as he shall deem expedient. Fourth To call special meetings of councils, or either of them, when re quired bv public necessity. Fifth To perform such duties as may bo prescribed by law or ordinance and he shall be responsible foi' tho good order and efficient government of the city. The mayor fchall call together tho heads of depaitments for consulta tion and advice upon the affairs of the city at least once a month, and at such meetings he may call on the heads of departments for such re ports as" to the subject niattois under their contiol and management ns he may deem proper, which It shall ie their duty to prepare and submit at once to the mayor. Records shall be kept of such meetings nnd rules nnd regulations shall be adopted thereat for the administration of the affairs of teh city departments, not Inconsistent with any law or ordinance, which ieg ulatlons shall prescribe a common and systematic method of ascertaining the comparative fitness of applicants for ofilce. position and promotion, nnd of selecting, appointing and promoting those found to be the best fitted, with out regard to their political opinions or hervlces. Mayor's Power of Removal. Sec. 2. The mayor may, by a written order to be transmitted to select coun cil giving lils reasons therefore, ie move from office nny head of depart ment, director or other officer appoint ed by him. Dulng tho recessi of select council he shall have power to fill uill vacancies that may happen In offices to which he may appoint, subject to the npproval of the said select coun cil at their next session, nnd If such appointment shnll not be rejected within thirty dnys after said select council shall have convened, the. same shall be considered confirmed. The several heads of departments shall present to the mayor annually on or J before the first Monday of February, a report of their proceedings during' ' tho preceding year, and he shall trans- , mlt the same to councils with any recommendations he may think proper to make. The mayor ny disapprove of any Item or Items of any bill mak ing appropriations and the part or parts of the bill approved shnll bo th. law. and the Item or Items disap proved shall be void, unless le-nassecl according to tho rules nnd limitations prescribed by law for the passage ot bills over the mayor' veto. The mayo shall, as often ns he mny think proper, appoint three compe tent persons to examine without notlre the accounts of any city depaitment, trust officer or employe, and the money, securities and property belong ing to the city In tho possession or charge of such department, trustees, officer or employe, and leport the re sult of such investigation. ARTICLE II. The Executive Department. Sec. 1. There shall be the following executive departments: rirst Depaitment of public satety. Second Department of public works. Third Department of receiver of tuxes. Fourth Department of at-sensorn. Fifth Department of city tieasurer. Sixth Department of city conti oiler. Seventh Department of law. Eighth Department or ehailtles and correction. Ninth Sinking fund commission. No depaitment shall be cieated other than those herein enumuiated. Coun cils shall provide by oidlnance for such bureaus, clerks or other subordinato officers us may bo rcqulu-d for th transaction of the business of tho de partments. Each department slrill have power to prescribe rules nnd 'ieg ulatlons not Inclstent with any law or ordinance or with the piovlslons of article I hereof, nor Its own govern ment, legulatlng the conduct of Its officers, cleiks and employes, tho dis tribution and performance of Its busi ness, and the custody, use and preser vation of the books, records, papers and property under Its control. Each department shall furnish to the mayor or councils or either branch of councils such Information as ho or they may at any time demand In relation to Its affairs. The heads and members of all denartmentK. nmV nil nnhnititin,. nm --, ..., UHU'dHIIIIIIII Iflll- rers. clerks nnd employes shall give bonds as may bo fixed by ordinance. ARTICLE III. Department of Public Snfety. Section 1 The department of public safety shill tie under the clurKe of one director, who shall be the liiad thereof, the cart, limnaKemcnt, a. ministration and supervision of the police affalis. and all matters relating the puhlic health, to tho fire and police foicc, flic alarm Icleirraph, flec tion of file escapes, and the Inspection of build Ires and hollers, marl.eti nnd food sold theicln, ahall be In charge ot IliU depaitment, Xo per son hall be employed In this department as .1 policeman oi ilieman wha I. not 4 cltltrn of tho United Stites, or who h been convicted of crime unlc. pardoned, or who cannot rend ami write undei-iUndlnj'lj- In the English lwguaj.0, 01 who l;ill not hae resided within the Utu at least one year prircdlnc his appointment, The superintendent el police, whenever directed bi the department, shall appoint and ratine to bo sworn in an number of additional patrolmen to do duty at arty place In the -ity di'ljnated, by and at Vhe charge and expense of the person or persons who may ask for such appointments. They sha'J tie subject to and obey the orders, lulcs and regulations of the department, and con form to the general discipline and special retfu latlons thereof. Power to Meet Emergencies. The mayor may, upon any emergency or ap prehension of riot, or mob, take command of the police force and appoint as many special police men as he may deem advisable. During their service the special appointees shall possess the powers and perform the duties of regular em plojes of the depsrtment anl ahall receive such compensation as shill be authorised by the may or, not exceeding that of the regular officers of the force performing corresponding duties. The department shall make suitable regulations under which tho omceis and members of the fire, telegraph and police force shall be required to wesr an appropriate uniform. It shall be a mis demeanor punishable by fine not exceeding fits hundred ($300) dollars and Imprisonment not ex ceedlng six (6) months, or either or both, In the ilsciction of the court, for any person to falsely personite, by uniform, Insignia or otherwise, any officer or member of tho department. There shall be created and established by or dinance a pension fund to lie maintained by an equal and proportionate monthly charge made agilnit each member, of the fire and police force, which fund shall be" safely Invested and held In (nut by the commissioners ot the sinking fund and applied upon such terms and regulations as iniinclls may by ordinance prescribe, for the bene nt nf mtch members of the Are and police force as shall receive honorable dlcharges therefrom by reason of ago or disability, and tho families of such as may be lnured or killed In the service; but such allowance ns shall be made tn tho. who are icllrcd by reason of the disabilities of age shall be In conformity with the uniform Kale. Limit to Power of Dismissal. No policemen or firemen appointed under this act shall be dismissed without his written con sent, except by the decision of court, cither by trial 0, inquiry, duly dctcimined and certified to the major, which court shall be composed of persons belonging to the police or lire force, equal or superior in official position therein to ths accused, Nich ileeMnn shall only be determined by trial rt chaiges, with plain specifications, inado by or KVid with the director of the de partment of puhlic safety, of which trial the ac cused shall luc dun notice and at which he Mull have the right to be present in person. The rerons composing such court shall be appointed and hworn by the director of tho department of public, safety to pciform their duties Impartially mid without fear ot favor, and the person of hlehrst rank in such court thill have the same nutlority to Sine and enforce process to secure the attend nice of witnesses, and to administer oaths to wltnee, us Is posseted by any Justice of the peace of this commonwealth. Such charges may lie of disability for service, In which case the court shall be one of Inquiry, whose ih'tlion may be for the honorable discharge triun tho scribe of the peison concerned, or for lie-ulcct or violating of hff or duty, Inefficiency, iiititnpcr.inec, disobedience of order, or unbe coming otllii.il or piiMinal conduct, in which case the court "hall be 0110 of trial, and Its decision may nuthotl7c the director of the department ot public safely to Impose fines and pecuniary pen alties to bo stopped from pay, or to suspend from pa or dulv, or both, for a period fixed by them, not exceeding one jesr, or to dismiss from the srrslec. It shill be lawful for tho director ol th de partment ot public safety st- his discretion to sus. pend from duty before trial any pel ion charged as aforesild, until such trial can be had, with or without pay, as such comt shall afterward de termine, but no trial shalt be delayed for morn than one month after rliatge has been made. The finding of the court of trial or Inquiry as afoicsnid shall bo of cfTect until approved hy the 111.1 or. The hoard ol health and the building inspectors "halt remain as heretofoie, but shall lie attached to the department of puhlio safety ARTICLE IV. Department of Public Works. Net Ion 1 The department nf public works shall be under ttu. charge of the director, who shill be the head thereof. Water works and gas works owned ami controlled by the city, the supply and distribution ol water and gs's, the grading, paling, repairing, cleaning and lighting of streets, alle.s and highways, the construction, piotectlon and upalr of public buildings, bridges and structuicii of iery kind for public use, pub lic squairs, ie.d etste (except sueh as now or hereafter may be used for educational or police purpo-es), tunes, engineering, seneiage, drain age and dredging, and all matters nnd things In any way relating to or allectlng tho hlghwajn, fodtwats, wharves and docks of the city, shall be under the direction, control and administration of the department of puhlic woiks. ARTICLE V. Department of Receiver of Taxes. Section 1 Ihe ncelier of taes shall he the heid ff this department, and dull hold his office for the term ot three jear, and until his sue ceor i chosen and qualified. The leielpt and collection of funds deriied fiom atce.uments, taxes water rents licenses, permits and rents from mirkrts, landings, u halves and other public propel ty and interests shall be attached and su bordinate to this department, and tio subject to Its supers llnn, control and direction, "o person shill be eligible to the office of re ceiver of ta.ea except n clllren of the city, iel dent theiein for sosen seam next preceding his election, nnles he shall base been absent on public bmmes of the t'nited Mates or of this stale. The leicivn of taxes shall lie chargul b the controller with the full amount of all ta dupli eatcs and also witli all others accounts placed in his hinds by the piopor officers' for collection, and shill make dally leturns tn the tontioller of all money piid and hy svhom paid. Tim councils ulull by ordinance provide when taxes or water tents may bo pi) able und may nllow discounts for prompt penalties nnd impose penal ties for ill fault. Tho olllce ot collector of de linquent taxes Is hereby abolished. ARTICLE VI. Department of Assessors. Section 1 This department slull rcnslst of thiee peisous who shall hasc been residents of the city for at least ten )eais. Ibey shall from time to time mike all valuations fcr purposes of munici pal taxation. They shall elasalfy and divide all leal estate in the city Into three classes, viz.: Unlit up, which shall pay lull rates; suburban or lural, which shall pay two-thirds, and agri cultural, whlrh shall pay one-half. The councils -hill by oidlnance make all fuither needful rules and icgtilatlons for the government of the elepirt inent ARTICLE VII. Department of City Treasuier. s-cction 1 Tho city treasurer shall liu the head of this department and shall hold his 'olllce for a temi of three )cars and until his successor is tlio.cn ami qualified. .No peison shal, be eligible) to the nttlcc of tieasurer except a resilient of the eitj, 1 lesldenl therein for seven jcais next preceding his election, unless he kh.lll fuvc been ,ihcnt 011 public business of the United States, or of this state, and hu shall not he eligible to election foi the next succeeding term. The city ticamrer shall icceive the proceeds of all public loans and shall demand and receive from the propel otllceu all moiie)s pa) able) to the city trom whatever source, ami pay all svairanta duly Issued and loiiiilcislgned. No money shall be drawn from the city treasury except by due pro cess ol law, or upon wan ants on the treasurer signed by the head of tho appropriate depait ment and countersigned by the controller, which lull state the conshleratlcn of the sime, and the particular fund cr appropriation to which the same is changeable. The treasuier shell keep the accounts arising from the several sourer of levenuo and (limine srparalc and distinct fiom one another, and shall make dally deposits ol money received by him In aueli banks or institu tions as may be designated iy councils and shall make specific reports dally to the controller ol all receipts and deposits, und of all inone)s withdrawn from the treasury, and shill present and vnity Ids cash account in audi inauuir and in often as may be required. All the mone)s of tho city received by uny ofllier or agent Unic oi shall be deposited dally in tho city Ircasui). ARTICLE VIII. Department of City Conti oiler. Section 1. The city controller shall be the head of this dipirtmenti he shall hold his ot. Rcc for a term ot three )or, and until his sue cr,sor shall lie duly chosen and qualified, Ihe city contioller shall 1. .'rcscrllie ths foim of report and arcounfa to be rendered to Ins department and shall have I ho inspection and levlilon ol the accounts of all other departments and trusts. 2. Audit the account of tho several depart ments and trusts, and all other accounts in which tlui city Is concerned, and submit annu ally to councils In such manner as miv by ordinance bo directed a report ot the accounU ol the city, verified by hU oath or affirmation, exhibiting the revenues, receipt and expendi tures, the sources from which the revenues and funds are derived, and In what manner the same have- been disbursed i which report shall be published In pamphlet or book lerm. 3. Keep separate accounts for each specific Item or appropriation made by councils to each department, and ve-qulr alt warrants to atate specifically against which of said Item the war. rant li drawn. Each account shall be accom panied by a statement In detail In separata columns ot tho several appropriations made by councils, the amount drawn on each appropria tion, tho unpaid contracts charged against It, and the balance standing to the credit ol the same. 4. He shall not suffer any appropriation to be overdrawn or the appropriation lor one Item ol txtiense to bo drawn upon for any other purpose, or by nny department other than that for which tho appropriation was specifically made, except on transfers made by nrdlnince of councils, or unluu sufficient funds out ol which said warrant Is pa) able shall actually ,e In the treasury at the time. Questionable Warrants. 5. If any warrant presented to the contioller contain an Item for which no appropriation has been made, or thero ahall not le a sufficient balance of the proper fund for the pa)inent thereof, or which for any oilier cause should not be approved, ho shall notify tho proper department of the fsctj and If the controller shall approve any warrant contrary to the pro visions hereof ha and his sureties shill be In dividually liable for the amount ot the same to the holder thereof. M. Whenever a warrant or claim shall bo pre sented to him he shall have power to ! squire. esidenco that the amount claimed Is Justly du, and fcr that purpose may summon before htm nny officer, agent or employe of any department of the city or any other person and examine him upon oath cr affirmation relative to such warranta or claim. 7. He shall also perform all duties rcqulrcel of him by law or ordinance not Inconsistent with the provisions hereof. Detailed statements of Ihe receipts with the expenditures of thn several riepirtmenta shall be made on the third Monday of each month to the controller. Every contract involving an appropriation ol money shall designate the Item ol appropriation on which it is founded, and shill tie numbered by the controller In the order of Its date anl charged as numbered against such item, and so eel tided by him befcre It shall take effect as 11 contiact, and shall not be pa) able out of any other fund; and If he shall certify any contract In excess of the appropriation properly applica ble their to, tho city shall net he llabl fur such xcsm, but the controller and his sureties shalt he liable In damagea for an amount not ex ceeding such excess, which mny be recovcreii In an action on th- ca-ie for negligence bv the contracting party sggrleved; pioslded, that o much of this section as enacts thai a conflict icrtlflsd by the oentrnllei hall not be payable out of any other fund that item of approptlatlon against which It is numbered shall not apply to such contracts for public improvements as are referred to In article 1.', section 1, heicol. Officers' Accounts to Be Scrutinized. Tin controller shall, at the end of each fiscal yesr, or ofttner if so required bv councils, and nlso upin the d-aths, resignation, removal or expiration of the trim of any ofheer, audit, ex amine and 8cttln the accounts of such officer, and if he shall be tound Indebted to the city the contioller shall slate, account and file the sime in court of common plea of the pioper county, together with a copy ot the official bond of auch officer, and giso notice thereof to him or his legal representatives; and if any person or persons affected thereb) shall be ells catlsflcd with such settlement he or they may appeal therefrom. The appeal, with lilt or their exceptions to tliu account as stated, verified by the oath of th person or peroni appealing, shall be filed 'n the office of the prothonotary ot s.ilel court with in 10 el)s after the service of notice. The ap pellant shall, within 10 da)s, cuter aecuili. to be approved by the court to prosecute the ap peal with efTee-t and pa) tin costs and tie rf'ht and Interest, which niav appear b) the Ji:Jjiomi. of the court to be due to ths i-fts Tho lul anre of account as shown by the settlement filed as aforesaid shall constitute a lieu on the real estate of the oflcer so Indebted, end his sureties, from the date of the filing thereof, which lien shall continue for the period of fire yeirs from the rhte of the filing. A writ uf sciic facias to enforce the lien shall be Issued thereon within six- months, which shall contain a clatii-e warning the sureties or the executora cr administrators ot the officer, or of his sure ties, to appear and make defense, and Ihe c.iso bliall thereupon bo procecdeil with to final Juelg ment according to law. Notice of the audit hall be given by the controller to the officer or his legal r.pirscntativcs before the final statement of the account, and ii elesircel by such otflcer or his legil representatives opportunity shall be given for a bearing. A copy of such notice with an affidavit of the proof of scrrire thereof shall be filed with tho statement of ac count .is evldenco of service ot notlu ARTICLE IX. Department of Law. .See Hon 1, Ihe department ot law- si, ill eon slat ot a tity solicitor who shall be the hcael thtirof, and who shall lorn! ids office for a term of three .sears, and until his successor shall be duly chosen and qualified. The department shall have as many assistants and cleiks as miy be authorized by ordinance. The solicitor and assistant solicitors shill bo attornc)s-at-law, -id-lultted and qualified to prietice 111 the coin Is of this commonwealth, Ihe city solicitor shall l'irst-flc the legal adviser and act as attor ney and counsel for the city and nil Its de partments and offices. Seconel rrcp.uo nil contiacts to be maele witu the city or any of Its departments and endorse on each his approval of the foim thereof beforn the same shall take cifeet and bo the custodian ol all such papirs and records as may bs designated, ami pvifoim such other duties ap pertaining to bis department as may be le quired by law or oidlnance. Daily Reports to Controller. Third Ho shall make u leturn dally to the city controller of each Item of money or nioiic) rccelsed by or through him or his assistants bv virtue of his office, including all feci and perquisites foi the preparation ot any conlrucl", bonds or othti Instruments of writing, or suit as may be dciivrel from any othci subject mat ter connected with the city or its affairs, lend I s.li.,11 ti.ll il.lllt' fiiir-li .mmiint tn Hi Mlt tn... iiicr. All contracts, bonds and other Instruments of writing in whitli he city is corcerned shall lie prepared In the ofilce of the city solicitor, and he shall lecelvo lor the citv 11 reasonable tee trom the persors for whom such contiacts, bonds or Instruments ma) be diavvn, to be tmM by ordinance, and be shall approve all sccmltv icqulred to be given for the piotecllon of tho city, and a proper registry shall bo kept by him of .ill such contracts, bonds and instru ments. No department of the elty shall employ any other solicitor, but assistant counsel mav be einplo)cd In any puticular matter or cuibo by the mayor, with the tonsei.t of councils, but he shall be selected by tins city solicitor. Judgments recovered against and payable bs the city remaining urq aid, with the Interest due and to become duo thereon, shall bo rcpoit cd to the councils by the city solicitor at their first session after the same shill become pi) able, ard if there shall be no funds In the treasury provided for and applicable to the pay ment thereof tho amount shall be raised in tue tiext levy of taxes. Such ju.lgnieiiU shall bo palel, In Ihe order of their piiorlty, out of the first tuone)s paid into the city tieasury on ac count theicof by reason ol such lev), but II thcru ba any inouc) in the tieasiir) not othci vvImv appropriated, councils shall diuct the pay innet thcrcfiom of the jiulgmrnts In the older of their priority, ind tho plilntifls in such judg. mints ahall have the right In enforce compli ance with the provisions hereof by mandamus or other pioper piocesn, bul shall not hare the right to collect or compel the paymeiit 01 any such Juelgmciits lu any othti niirner. or out of am' other funds of the city ARTICLE X. Department of Charities and Collec tions. Section I. The depaitment of chailties and directions tlull be undei the barge of erne person, who shall ba the lad thereof, to which department shall l confided the cart-, minag) ment, administration and supers I. Ion ol tho charities altruhouscs, hospitals, houses ol tor. reitlon, and all other similar Institutions the cortrot or government of which Is entrusted to tlui (Hy, The hc.nl ol this department shall keep u cornet, complete iceord ot all the pu iccillugs, which shall alwiys he opeu to the Inspection and examination ot the mayor and tf any efmmlttca appointed by councils op either Lrarcli thereof, and shall appoint all of ficer and acrvanta required for the scvei.it In stitution! under his management. Councils shall havo power to provide by general ordin ance for all things needful for the proper and efficient management ol the said Institutions and tho aald department t.ot incomlstent with the provisions of this act, and all able bodied paupers, vagrants and other pcrons admitted cr commltteel to any ol "the said Institutions may be required to tvorlc upon the public streets or roads or elsewhere. ARTICLE XI. Sinking Fund Commission. Section 1. The slnklnj fund commission shall consist of five persons Those first appointed under this net shall dlvlele themselves into classes by tot so that the terms of one ot the members shall exrlre each jear. All vacancies ahall bo filled by appointment for the teim of five yeirs. All moneys applicable to slnkln.j funds shall be under the charge of the commis sion, and shall be used for the extlngulshmint of tho city ile lit. bitch funds as arc not Im meillately applicable for audi purpose, shall be Invested In the ptirclnse of loans of the city, or If tho same cannot be procured to advantige, then In bonds of the t'nited States or the state of rrnns)lvanla. Councils shall make all neces sary vulcs for the government cf this ilepait incut ARTICLE XII. Election and Appointment of De partmental Officers, Clerks and Employes. Section 1. The citv treasuier, city controller and assessors shall be chosen hy ths qualified rlectois of tin) city at the regular nuuiMpal elections. Fee. 2. The nn.eor shall nomlnitc and by ami with the advice and consent ol the select coun cil appoint the following efficcrr, who shill bold office during the trims for which tho appointed mi.sor was electeil, and until their muv-seois shall be respectively appointed and quallfiel. 1. The director of the department uf pubtl. safety. 2. The director ot tho ilepaitmrnl of puhll.' eri'rks. "" S. The receiver of taxes 4. The citv rolirltor. P. Tin director ot the ..rpar'nient nf etun. ties and cotrecthn. 0. The members nf the slnt'.icr 'un' icmm's sic li. ec. .1 Tho directors or e'ief ofhrers if l partments shall npnoiut all sunor tin-le ndiici" clerks and employes. The dirro-ors or chief ef ficcts of departments may by vrltfcn order, ?iv 111c their re.ions therefor. emove or iiiii"' i subordinate office is and clerks province! the txn is not done for political nisoiis. In caie of such leinoval the di-cetor ahill np.iolnt a sm cessor who shill hold officer subject to confirma tion svithin 10 li)s after s'.ch appointment bs the select council It ttie.i 111 -scssiin, or vltltt 10 diys after th boglnulti; ol 'ho next sue ceedlng session if such appointment ! mad druing a recess. "sec. t. All officers, 1 lei ha and employes, ex cept the atstnnts of the city solicitor In the several departments and sub-elivisions then of 01 nny board attached therctu, shall be appointed by the heid of the saiel depirtment, but from and nflcr the passage of this net no such ap ointment or any puuuotlon of nis- snhonllnite oltlcials, excepting only or assistants 01 labor cis emplo.scd tor spcclil or temporary purposee und tho professional expert and uch other as uit specially excepted by this act, shall be law ftil except svhen inide under ami in pursuance of rules and icgulations piosidlng for the as certainment of the comparative fitness of all ap plleants for appointment or promotion bs a s.s teinatlc, open and compelllise examination for such ofilce. sshlch rules nnd regulations It shil' be the duty of the masor and heids of depart ment to make and pioimilgale as speedily as possible. One of tho saiel rules shall piusleh thit any personal solicitation of the offlcera of said lioarel, or of tho appointing power In (aw of anv candidate bv any person w l.o'iisoes er un less fraudulently done In order to injure Mm, shall be taken and de-emed to lnsc been done at the Instance of the candidate himself and shall disqualify him from competing at any such ex amination or appointment for and dining one .sear thereafter. Sec. 5. Tho assistant to the city sobcitoi shall be appointed by the nuvor in innjum lion with the city solicitor. ARTICLE XIII. Impeachment of Municipal Officers. Sectirn I. Jliinliipil officers shall bo liable, to impeachment, suspension and leinoval fiom office for any cornipt .nt esr practice, ma fcisaiui', mismanagement, i.ieutal incapacity 01 Incom petency for the proper pcrfoim.1111.0 of official duties, extortion, rcaiving miv gift or present fiom any contractoi, 01 from any person s-el.-Jrg or ergigcd In anv svok for or fnriilshinr material of tho city, or fiom any Incumbent or occupant of, or candidate or applicant for, an) municipal office, and foi wilfull) coneeillng anv frauel commlttcii against the citv. Complaint in writing may bo nude lo the court of common plen of ihe piopu county by not less than 20 ficcholiferss of the citv, each of whom shill write his occupation nnd rcslelonee opposite his slgmtiirc, clnrginar anv municipal officer with nny otfeiisc, setting foith tho facts on which tho said ehng is founded, suppoited by the oatlu or affirmations of at least five of tho complainants according to the best of their knowledge, information ami belief. ff 111 the Juelgment of tho court there appears to be tei ecnablo Kiound for such piocee-dlng, the comt shall direct the complaint to be tiled cf iceord and grant u rulo upon the- accused return elite on a certain diy to appear and answer tho same. Committee of Investigation. If on the return tlay of Ihe iu!o the court shall find a sufficient cause for fuither pro ceedings, It shall appoint a committee of five competent and leputable eltlrcns lo investigate the chaiges contained In saiel complaint, who, basing first been severally swoin or affirmcel to pciform tho duties of their appointment wi'h lldclll), shall hive full authority foi tint pur pose to cximine the books of the ofilee held In tho nccuscel and any papciii filed therein, and examine wltneswes under oalli or affiimatioii, whose attendance tic court shall enforce, if mceiisary, b) subpoena and .ttiiee Imiciit. It shall be the duly of the loinmliiee to uuk, u written lipott to the comt ol the facte found by them, which shall be feh-el ol ire old, accompanied by tho testimony taken, within thren weeks nixt aner their appointment, mi less the time shall be cxtrnelcel by ibe court upon their application. In an) stage of the proceedings, If the public Inte rests so lequlre, the court 111a), by an order to bo filed of rmonl in the case, suspend the accused fiom ollico un til he bliall be tried nnd acquitted. II tho committee or any Hint ol Hum shall find that any charge made as nfoio.alel Is Mill founded, they shall in thilr lepoit so state In specific form, and in such ease the- i.uirt shall caui a ceitllUd copy of tin- whole leconl, with the specification of the th.uge against Ihe accused, to be transmitted to the select eoiiinll, vvhleh shill l assembled wilhin ten days theicaftcr in a special and open nlon as a court of Impeicliment, and the numbers ahull be severally swoin to try and elcijde the tame accoidlng 10 the evidence. Notlco to the Accused. A ccpy of tho specifications shall be served on the accused, or left nl his last place of iet dencc, at b'lst five da)s before tho comimnci inrnt of the tilal, ami ho stuff be entitled tu be licaul therein In person, or In- counsel, nnd to pioduce esblcncc- in his debiiw, and tho pio.uutlori before the select louneil shall be esinilucled oil the pait ol the ell) b) tho city solicitor. 'Ihe president Judge of the raid louit of com inon pleas, or in Ids .ibscine an associate Judao Iheieof, shall preside during Hie trial nnd sl-.il, eWlde finally nil questions ol law and tsiduue that may &rl lu the ease, lie shall hive ths power to issue subpoenas lor wiliusse's and com. pel their kttcnelancc by attic him nl, and Ihe pio. tleie'tlon ol books, pain rs and eloe mnmljl) t-vl-ikuce re'emlied or called foi by the said loutt of linpeaihiuint. ami In punl-h witiif'tc-s 01 ntheis fcr eoiitimpt as full) ns any V't ol the coiiiincnvvralth mav lawfully do in I i;ae r Oiues nil Throat md I.uuir Affection COUGH SYRUR gu CJetthcsrcnultie. Riliwiilntlttite3. S.ils stlon Oil cure khcuin.ti..iii. 15 & as cts. WD1 OUT AND NERVOUS WOMEN Ci REGAIN HEALTH AND BEAUTY OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO n -rttes norenceafillR)Jr jo 3 ' $ O , '' rVVV Wfflfcs s5A -MBa- 0 1 I IH sSf V-7feM Ti V Yi " Trfa-fcaTf Iffi WCEPVwr X fir2 jgI3?fe9fcKk 0 (r r-, S?sia3xNiSliBf BEAUTIFUL VVOHEN '$ iS MIfs Florence Allan, a beautiful "iilcuiro i;lil. wiltes the tollowlmr to Dr. S. O. ilnrtman concui nint? his) talnriliul Ionic, Pel una- 75 Walton Place, Chicago, 111. "As a tonic for ti worn-out sys tem, Ferunn stands at the head in my estimation. Its effects nio truly wonderful in xejuvonating the entire system. I keep it on hand all tho time, and never have that 'tired feeling,' as a few doses always make me feel like a dif ferent woman." Florence Allan. Mis3 Culleu Was Exhausted from Over-Study. .MWxllonv Culleu, Pioildent of this VouiiK Woman's Club. Ilutte. Mont., writ est: i)2l Oalena htrc.-t, Uutti', .Mont. Pol mid Medicine Co.. CollinibUM.O.: Oentlem-'n "Peritnu in!l many friends in liutte. I cannot fay ton much In pinl.ies of It. White tlninli IiTk school I became wry nervous and exhausted from over-study. I xviih xvo.ilt nnd sick, and could neither eat. sleep nor enjoy life. A couiitei bnttUrt of l'eruu.i put new. life In me 1 Und by bavins? It In the hotis.e and lalilnir a dose off and on It ltoepi nie In Hue health. A largo number of my friends ipltice Pel una at the head of all nvili einesi," Uo-o Oillcn Miss Jouiis Grew Stiong in Two Weoks. Ml-is lhnnia Jcniiis. picsideiit f the Golden Hod S-'owinfT Circle, xv 1 lies from 40 HurlliiR utieel. Chl rnuo. III., the follnwlni? enthusiastic letter concernlnK Pertina peiiina Medicine Co,, Columbus, O.: fipntlemen "l.ecently I sultered finite .e?vprely from the after effects of l.t mlppe. As the doctor did not wcni to help me I liouRht a bottl of Pet linn. I hid ceilalnly no Idea that anv medicine could help any one us that did. Dav by day r felt hotter, and In n little over two weeks T f a wtronff and well as f-vfr AVe keen It lu the he-use con- OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO The decision of the cnuit ot tinpeachtncnt shsll lm rnteinl i,ien Ihe iienid of Its .itie.orillii.s and eeitifleel b) ihe elerk to the comt ill which the tiiiiilliut was tiled. If th accicsid shall he found jru'lry "H "' f the spmlllrittoni the saiel rouit of, loiiunoii iha shall entir Judj tnent iiciciilliurl) and elechre the .ihl eifhc vacant. AKTICLE XIV. Councils. NUijii 1. Tho Ic-.i.latlie panel shall ho v. slid ill two liodiis tu I" designated as the sell it ami common cumuli. s-ec. The selext council shall 1 'insist of en e member fur cell 2,r"i0 irxldeiit taxaldes In llic elty and shnll lie ihi'sin bv the cnuliticil elee turs uf the elt) al-laiKi 'ihe common ioiiihiI shall I'oml.t ol cue member lm each l.Oon iyI. lent taxable and shall tn ,i!i(iitlim, d allium, the wauls null tho-scii bv lh volets bj svauls. While any waul shall not havd siilfnlcnt 10-1 elent tnxabhs lo rntltle It lo one eoiiimoi, councilman, ueh waul (hull be attached to an adjoining waul for the puipem nf ihoosliiif one cir mole imn.beis nf eeiiiinoii council, and lu Cileei tliU oielliiances shall In) luswel, N'i. :,. jKnihi'ls nf scdect eonnell !ull lis' ehosrii leu a n-Kiilar tnui of four .seals ami numbers of 1 minium council for 11 lllui term of two ji'jis. Hut at slit- lost election under lids uit tlie members nf select council shall by lot dlvldo lli'mihes into wo 1 lasses,, as newly cental as possible, and tho term of one il.iss shall I'Upili' in two seals nnd that nt Hie) other in four seain, ami thereafter all vacancies in mi iss :$ Rose.Cullm, 0 V O s 0 WHO PRAISE PBRUNA fstanU, and If any cf the family teels badly a few doseB ntrenK thens them." Miss Etntna Jouris. Terun.t Is not only an excellent remedy to rIvp durlnr? tho acute stase of the crrlp, but It constitutes the letrtedy par excellence for tho after effects which ore sure to fol low an attack of tho Blip. WOMEN NOT SICK. But Miserable, Weak, Nervous, Tired, Dyspeptic, Slaeplesa and Melancholy. The number of women who con sider themselves as really sick or Invalids ore few In comparison to the number of people xvho feel mis erable month after month, but will not slve up. continuing" to do their it-RUlnr xvork. This class of people do not think they need to tube medicine. Indeed .I.a.. .1.....1.1 ... 1.-wIh .nblnw .v.a.11 I Cllt') uini'l ee UI-HI" lis,iifr, ..i-v,- 1 tine for fear they xvlll tret worse in stead of better. Tho fact Is, how oxer, there Is no class of people who receive more prompt and lastlnir lni? benefit from medicine than this vety class. If one bus a poor appetite, Is tired, debilitated and xsoin out. Peruna quickly InvlRoratesi the whole sys tem. We have hundreds of letter.!! fiom vvomsn who were xx-eak and nervous all the time until they be k;iii the use ot Peruna, Peruna In especially adapted to protecting iiKtilnst and cuilntr nervous diseases of 1 tin-down women, as the testi monials of Miss: Allan im Miss Cullen Indicate. People lecoveilnf? fiom acute dis eases find Peiunii to be without any pqu.il ns a streiiKthcnlnpr medicines, as hi tho last of Miss Join Is. Hcliool girls overtaxed with study ousht to lake Peruna An excellent little tteatlse on "Health and Beauty," xvrltten es pecially for xv omen, by Dr. Hart man, will be sent free to any ad dress by Tho lruna Medicine Co., of Columbus Ohio. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO 1 Ins in rih'iilar tunic shall be tilled by election for foui .scars. Besldence of Councllmen. -ce. I MemboiH 01 Mioi t council shill Usve been residents of the city fejr It least rise jeuu tielom their election and members of common 1. mm II shall have been residents of the ward which they repieseut for at Ir.st threo jests. 'Ihe removal of my member uf select council fiom tho city or .f any member of coinmcn council from the ward he repiemt shsll for felt the iiifmbrishl of such person and his placo shill bo filled M the nest retrutsr munlci pal election OLcnrrliiB more than SO days sftr suili leinoval. Fes'. '. Xo UKinhcf o councils shall hold uny other nfilee, position or employment under the (,-overiiiirnt of the United Mates, tins stste of 1'eiinsvlvanli, the county In which such city is situate, or In such tity. except notary public or loinnilssloncr of des-ds, ti.v ineuibri nf councils violating tills nctlou shill at einev foittlt ihe oMIci of touncllmsii and shall not ait as suili iluifnu the term fir vshleli he sis elected, und It shall lnj the dully in tin nuvor to onlei an election to fill the v.uaiic.v in easo inoie than a scar of such nieiii bet's term shall uiiiaiu, othepvlso the off! shill ii'nuln vacant tsei I). The slid council shall hold two ses tlcms lu ex.1i jear at such lime as shall b picsi tilicd by oiellnanre. The said sessions shal (Continued on Paget . To Cure tho Grip in Two Days, Uisstlv llreiino t'uinlnc icmosrs the canst, .