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the same to be paid by the state treasurer in the amounts and

in the manner prescribed by law. ('ommon and nor- Section 3. For the support of the common schools for the

school year which will begin on the first Monday in June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five, to be paid on warrants to be drawn by the superintendent in favor of the several school districts of this commonwealth, the sum of one million dollars, inclusive of the salaries of the county superintendents, and inclusive of the sum of twentyeight thousand dollars for the education of teachers in the normal schools of this commonwealth, to be applied in the same way and under the same conditions as a similar appro priation was directed to be applied by the general appropriation act, approved the eleventh day of April, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six : Provided, That each student in a normal school drawing an allowance from the state must receive regularinstruction in the science and art of teaching, in a special class devoted to that object, for the whole time such an allowance is drawn ; in the allowance to soldier students to normal schools no distinction shall be made on account of age; and that all examinations of the graduating class at the normal schools shall be conducted by a board, of which the state superintendent or his deputy shall be president, of two principals of normal schools, of whom the principal of the school where students are under examination shall be one, and two county, city or borough superintendents of the district in which the school is located, to be appointed by the state superintendent: Provided, That the city of Philadelphia shall be entitled to a proper proportion of this appropriation without contributing to the salaries of the county superintendents; and that out of the amount received by the city of Philadelphia there shall be paid three thousand dollars to the teachers' institute of the said city, and three thousand dollars to the Philadelphia School of Design for

Women, for their corporate purposes. Public printing and

Section 4. For the public printing, folding, stitching and binding, fifty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, on settlement of the accounts of the public printer according to law, the account for the same to be audited and

settled in the usual manner by the auditor general. l'ublisher of Legis

Section 5. To the publisher of the Legislative Record, ten lative Record. dollars and forty cents per page, in accordance with the con

tract, and for printing wrappers for the same, nine dollars for each member of the house and senate, according to the contract, the amount to be settled by the auditor general, as per contract; and for making out an index to the Record the further sum of three hundred dollars.

SECTION 6. For necessary repairs and improvements to the public buildings and grounds, six thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

For the purpose of laying a brick pavement around the new extension to the capitol grounds, on Walnut and Fourth streets, fifteen hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary

binding.

Public buildings and grounds.

Water and gas for

Harrisburg.

For re-laying the pavement on Third street, fifteen hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

For grading the new extension to the capitol grounds, lay. ing gravel walks and planting trees, fifteen hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

For necessary repairs and improvements at the executive mansion, one thousand dollars.

For winding and oiling the clock on the capitol and repairing the same, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars, to be paid on account certified by the clerks of the two houses; and the superintendent is hereby required to make detailed statement of his expenditures to the next session of the legislature.

Section 7. For the payment of the city of Harrisburg, for supplying the public buildings with water, according to the public buildings and act of twenty-eighth of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and forty, the sum of six hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary; and also for gas for the public buildings and walks, such amount as may be found due the Harrisburg Gas Company, on the contract with the company, and upon a regular account being rendered to the auditor general, who is hereby authorized to examine and settle the same, in the same manner as other accounts are settled in said department, in pursuance of its charter and supplements, to be paid on the warrant of the auditor general.

Section 8. For the fire companies of the city of Harrisburg, Fire companies, the sum of seven hundred dollars, to be distributed in equal amounts to and among said companies.

Section 9. For the payment of the salaries and mileage of the president and other law judges of the several courts of age of judges. common pleas in this commonwealth; the judges of the supreme court and the judges of separate orphans' courts, the sum of four hundred and fifty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, and for the payment and mileage of the associate judges of the courts of this commonwealth, the sum of sixty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

Section 10. For the payment of the expenses of the legis. Expenses of legislalature, including the pay and mileage of members, clerks and ture. officers of each house, appointed for the session of one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five, and the amount authorized by law for stationery and postage, the sum of three hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

For the librarian of the senate and journal clerk of the house, one thousand dollars each, for four months' extra ser- and journal clerk of vice during the recess; the librarian of the senate to place sixty copies of the Legislative Record at the public bindery to be bound, fifty-four copies for the use of senators, lieutenant governor and principal clerks, four for the state library, and two to be reserved for the senate library, the same to be distributed by the librarian to the senators and clerks; the resident clerk of the house shall receive from the Legislative R 2 ord. state printer the bound copies of the Legislative Record, and

Salaries and mile

Librarian of Senate

House.

Distribution of

Chief clerk of
House.

debt.

cates.

penses in offices of resident clerk of

Senate.

George Hl. Cutler

forward a copy to each member of the house; to the chief clerk of the house for extra clerical sérvices, eight hundred

dollars. Interest on State SECTION 11. For the payment of the interest of the funded

debt of the commonwealth, which falls due on the first days of July and August, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five, and the first days of January and February, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventysix, the sum of one million four hundred and twenty thousand

dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary. Interest on Cham- Section 12. For the payment of the interest on certificates bersburg certifi

of the loans issued for the relief of the citizens of Chambersburg for war damages, the sum of five thousand dollars, or

so much thereof as may be necessary. Miscellaneous ex- Section 13. For the payment of postage, labor and other

miscellaneous expenses in the office of resident clerk of the House and clerk of house of representatives during the recess, the sum of twelve

hundred dollars, and for similar expenses in the office of the clerk of the senate, the sum of six hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be settled by the auditor general in the usual manner.

To George H. Cutler, speaker of the senate, and Henry and 11. 11. M'Cor- H. M'Cormick, speaker of the house during the session of mick.

1874, one hundred and fifty dollars cach, for their expenses in coming to Harrisburg, in June, 1874, to open the bids and award the contracts for publishing the Legislative Record,

as required by law. Indexing journals To pay to each of the chief clerks, for the expenses of of legislature. indexing the journals, the sum of two hundred and fifty

dollars. Stationery and fuel Section 16. The state treasurer is hereby authorized and for legislature and directed to pay out of any moneys in the treasury not otherbution of laws, &c. wise appropriated, such sum as may be required by contract

made in pursuance of law for the payment of stationery, printing, paper, and fuel, furnished to the two houses of the legislature, and the several departments of the government, and the printing, binding and distribution of the laws, journals and department reports, and for the annual repairs to and furnishing of the chambers of the two houses of the legisla

ture. Rent of powder

Section 17. For the payment of the rent of the powder magazine situate on Clarkner's lane, in the Twenty-sixth ward of the city of Philadelphia, described fully in lease made and executed by John Woodside to Alexander L. Russell, adjutart general, dated May seventh, one thousand eight hundred

and seventy-three, the sum of nine hundred and twelve dolTaxes on magazine. lars, and for taxes thereon to the city of Philadelphia, four

hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary. Reintant general's or- For the expenses of re-furnishing the office of the adjutant

general, two hundred dollars. Undrawn balances Section 18. All balances of appropriations not drawn upon to revert to treasury at the end of three months after the expiration of the fiscal

year for which the appropriation was made, shall revert to the treasury, and shall then be duly covered into the same.

magazine, Philadelphia.

fice.

Section 19, To M. S. Quay, secretary of the commonwealth, M. S. Quay, secresix hundred dollars, for preparing steel plates, and printing tarxofile commontherefrom engravings of the state capitol and the state house services. at Philadelphia, for use and exhibition at the centennial celebration, in 1876.

Section 20. For expenses of commission to correct arms of commission to corthis state, under joint resolution of 30th April, A. D. 1874, rect arms of State. including the emblazoning of said arms for record in office of secretary of commonwealth, the sum of three hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be paid upon the certificate of the governor.

Section 21. For the payment of the officials' fees, and wit- Payment of sees in nesses' fees, in certain cases in which this commonwealth is a party, the sum of one thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, the money to be paid upon the warrant of the attorney general.

Section 22. That one thousand dollars and mileage be paid Legal representato the legal representatives of all the deceased members sworn members in during this session of the legislature. A PPROVED—The 18th day of March, A. D. 1875.

J. F. HARTRANFT.

commonwealth cases,

No. 12.

A SUPPLEMENT
To an act, entitled “An Act dividing the cities of this state into three

classes, regulating the passage of ordinances, providing for con-
tracts for supplies and work for said cities, authorizing the increase
of indebtedness and the creation of a sinking fund to redeem the
same, defining and punishing certain offences in all of said cities,
and providing for the incorporation and government of cities of
the third class,” approved May twenty-third, Anno Domini one
thousand eight hundred and seventy-four.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That it shall be lawful for Third class cities cities of the third class, in their corporate capacities, to pro- loans for support or vide, by ordinance or ordinances, for the assessment and government, &c. collection of taxes not exceeding one per centum upon the assessed valuation, in any year, on all persons, real and personal property, and all other matters and things within said respective cities, taxable for state and county purposes, for the payment of loans to support the government and make the necessary improvements in said respective cities; and Court of common the judges of the court of common pleas of the county in assessor for each which said city shall be situated, shall have power and are hereby required to appoint, immediately upon the passage of this act, upon the application of city councils, and every third year thereafter, with additional power to fill vacancies and make removals for neglect of duty, one assessor in each ward of the city, whose term of office shall be for a period of three years, and whose duties shall be to assess property for city purposes only. Such assessors shall make a full and complete valuation and assessment of all taxable property, of

ward.

Term of office.

Duties.

estate.

Rates of taxation,

whatever kind, in their respective wards, every third year, beginning with the first year of their appointment, and during the two years following ; such assessment shall by them be so far modified as the change of ownership and the improvements made in such property may require; such assessment and modification thereof shall be deemed and considered as the annual assessment required in any city by existing laws. That in all cities of the third class, all real estate and the im.

provements thereon shall, for taxable purposes, be classified Classification of real and arranged in three classes, as follows : The first class shall

include such as shall be occupied in whole or in part by stores, hotels, boarding houses, saloons, offices, banks, bankers, storage places, lumber yards, or as places where any and all other kind or kinds of business may or shall be controlled or carried on, and all such as may not be embraced in the second and third class, excepting, however, such as may be used and occupied esclusively as manufacturing establishments. The second class shall include such as shall be used for private dwellings, with the out-buildings, together with the lot or portion of ground used in connection with said improvements and garden, not exceeding, in the aggregate, two acres, and also those used exclusively as manufacturing establishments; and the third class shall include all such as shall be held and used for agricultural, horticultural and farm purposes, and such as may be wholly vacant and unimproved; but no improvements shall be subject to pay a tax until the same shall be completed or ready for use and occupation. That all taxes authorized to be collected in said cities, whether for general or special purposes of such city of the third class, shall be assessed, levied and collected, as follows: Upon property of the first class, a full rate, and upon property of the second

class, a two-thirds rate, and upon property of the third class, How property to be a one-half rate. The assessors shall, in all cases, value pro

perty at such sums as the same would separately bring at a

fair public sale thereof. The salary and mode of payment of Salaries, days of ar. assessors out of the funds of the city treasury, days of appeal,

notice to tax-payers of the amount of their respective valua

tions and assessments, and of the days when appeal shall be Board of appeal and heard, shall be provided for by ordinance.

And for purposes of appeal, a committee on tax of seven or nine, as councils may determine, to be appointed by the councils, shall consti

tute the board of appeal and revision, whose decision upon Ters of ward to be the amount of valuation and assessment shall be final. Said

assessors and members of board of appeal and revision, before entering upon the discharge of their duties, shall take and subscribe an oath before the mayor of said city, or some duly qualified alderman thereof, to perform their duties with

impartiality and fidelity. Any assessor who shall neglect or Penalitekeen assen- refuse to perform any duty enjoined by this act, without legal

or reasonable cause, shall be subject to a penalty of one hunMinority represen- dred dollars. From the political party in the minority in said

valued.

peal, &c.

revision.

and

Sworn.

councils upon joint ballot, there shall be appointed in said board, at least three members of said committee on tax, if the committee consist of seven, and at least four members, if said committee consist of nine. All taxes assessed and lericd

duty.

tation in board.

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