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upon real estate, in pursuance of this act and the laws and Taxes to be a prior ordinances of said city, shall be a lien on such real estate lien on real estate. from the time of such levy, and the lien hereby created shall have priority to and shall be fully paid and satisfied before any recognizance, mortgage, debt, obligation or responsibility which the said real estate may become charged with or be liable to, from and after the passage of this act; nor shall the defendant or defendants, or other persons, on any writ of fieri facias, no claim of exempvenditioni exponas or levari facias, be entitled to claim any tion under levy and exemption under a levy and sale of any real estate charged with such tax against the allowance or payment of the same.

SECTION 2. The city councils shall cause to be published statement of reonce in each year, in the month of January, or as soon as ceipts and expendipossible hereafter, not later than sixty days, a statement of ed. receipts and expenditures of the city, and statement of the financial condition of the city, showing all of its liabilities, permanent and temporary, a schedule of its assets, which shall be published in at least two newspapers, of different political complexion, published in such city, for three successive issues. SECTION 3. The select and common councils shall hold stated

Meetings of counmeetings regularly at least twice in each month, at intervals cils. of not less than ten days; at such times said councils may, by ordinance, direct and hold special meetings at such other times as they may deem necessary.

Section 4. Each of the wards of said city shall have one Representation in member of the select council of the said city, who shall be comiticils and analian inhabitant of the ward from which he shall be elected, and men. who shall be qualified to serve as a member of the senate of the commonwealth, to serve for three years; and each of the said wards shall have two members of the common councils of the said city to serve for two years, and shall have, in addition thereto, one member of the common council of the said city for every four hundred taxable inhabitants and for every fraction thereof exceeding in number three hundred, all of whom must be inhabitants of the wards from which they are elected, and qualified to serve as a member of the house of representatives of the commonwealth.

Section 5. The annual assessment for all taxes levied in when annual assaid city shall be completed on or before the first day of June, pleted in each and every year; and upon the duplicates having been made, as may be directed by the proper authorities, the same shall be placed in posession of the city treasurer, on or before the first day of July, in each and every year, who shall receive and collect said taxes; and after the first day of September, in each and every year, the additional sum of five per centum shall be added to all the taxes then remaining Collection of taxes. unpaid in the duplicates; and after the first day of October, in each and every year, an additional sum of five per centum shall be added to all the taxes then remaining unpaid in the duplicates; after which date the said duplicates shall be placed in the hands of collectors, who shall be appointed by the city treasurer, and who shall receive for their services such compensation as shall be authorized by councils. After the first day of January, in each and every year, the

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city treasurer shall place correct and detailed statements of taxes remaining unpaid in the hands of the city solicitor, who shall forthwith proceed to collect the same, in the manner provided for by existing laws: Provided, That no city of the third class, nor any city of less population than ten thousand inhabitants, heretofore incorporated, shall become subject to the foregoing provisions of this act, until the same are accepted by an ordinance, duly passed by a majority of the members elected to each branch thereof voting in favor of the same, and approved by the mayor; and all acts or parts

of acts inconsistent herewith, are hereby repealed. Of annexation of

Section 6. That whenever the court of quarter sessions deadjacent territory. cree the annexation of out-lots and sections of land to any

city of the third class, as authorized by the sixteenth section
of the act to which this is a supplement, it shall be the duty
of the said court, upon the petition and proof, as hereinafter
required, to make such further order or decree as will give to
the people of the annexed territory representation in the
different branches of government of said city, by including
said territory within the limits of an adjacent ward or wards,
the petition to include the said territory within the limits of
an adjacent ward or wards, shall be sigred by a majority of
the electors residing therein, and shall be accompanied by
the affidavit of two or more of the petitioners, that they hare
canvassed the district named in the petition, and that the
same is signed by a majority of the electors residing therem:
Provided, That when the number of taxable inhabitants re-
siding in said annexed territory exceed three hundred at the
time of annexation, it shall be erected into a separate ward;
and be entitled to representation in all the branches of the
city government, as other wards of said city; and said court
may, in case of the erection of a new ward, appoint the elec-
tion officers and place for holding the first election of ward
officers, and for that purpose may order a special election, if
said court shall deem the same necessary, to be conducted
in the manner now provided by law for conducting municipal
elections. The officers elected at such special elections shall
hold their respective offices until their successors, who are
hereby required to be elected at the annual election held on
the third Tuesday of February next succeeding the same,
shall be duly qualified
A PPROVED— The 18th day of March, A. D 1875.

J. F. HARTRANFT.

No. 13.

AN ACT Making appropriations for the maintenance of the Hospital for the

Insane for the Northern District of Pennsylvania, at Danville, for the completion of the north wing and for finishing the north wing, and to re-imburse the hospital for insurance.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the following sums be and the same are hereby specifically appropriated to the Hospital for the Northern District of Pennsylvania, for the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five, to be paid out of the moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated : For maintenance of institution the sum of twenty thousand dollars; for the completion of the north wing, twenty-five thousand dollars ; for finishing the north wing, nine thonsand four hundred and fifty dollars ; to re-imburse the hospital for the insurance, one thousand five hundred dollars. APPROVED-The 18th day of March, A. D. 1875.

J. F. HARTRANFT.

No. 14.

AN ACT Making appropriations for the salaries of the officers and for repairs

to the Western Penitentiary and for books and stationery for pris

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Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the following sums be and the same are hereby specifically appropriated to the Western Penitentiary for the several objects hereinafter named, for the year commencing on the first day of June, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, in quarterly payments on the fifteenth day of June, Septemher and December, one thousand eight hundred and seventyfive, and on the fifteenth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six :

For the payment of salaries of officers, the sum of twenty. four thousand five hundred dollars.

For new boilers, the sum of five thousand dollars.
For new water pipe, the sum of six hundred dollars.

For books and stationery for prisoners, the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars.

For each discharged convict from the city of Pittsburg, or whose residence is within fifty miles thereof, the sum of five dollars.

For every convict whose residence is fifty miles or over from the penitentiary, the sum of ten dollars. APPROVED- The 18th day of March, A. D. 1875.

J. F. HARTRANFT.

No. 15.

AN ACT Making an appropriation for pensions and gratuties. SECTION 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of fifty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of pensions and gratuities authorized by law for the year commencing on the first day of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five, to be paid out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. APPROVED— The 18th day of March, A. D. 1875.

J. F. HARTRANFT.

No. 16.

AN ACT Making an appropriation for the support of the Pennsylvania Insti

tution for the Instruction of the Blind.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the following sum be and is hereby specifically appropriated to the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind, for the year commencing on the first day of June, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five, to be paid out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated :

For the maintenance of one hundred and thirty pupils, the sum of thirty-nine thousand dollars, to be paid proportion to the number of indigent pupils from the several counties of the commonwealth, at the rate of three hundred dollars for each pupil, the evidence of which to be furnished to the state treasurer. APPROVED—The 18th day of March, A. D. 1875.

J. F. HARTRANFT.

No. 17.

AN ACT Making an appropriation for the support of the House of Refuge in

Philadelphia. SECTION 1. Be it enacted, &c, That the sum of thirty-five thousand dollars be and the same is hereby specifically appropriated to the House of Refuge, in Philadelphia, for the support of the institution for the year commencing on the first day of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventy. five, the above the above appropriation to be paid out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, quarterly, on the fifteenth days of July and October, Anno Domini

one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five, and the fifteenth
days of January and April, Anno Domini one thousand eight
hundred and seventy-six.
APPROVED—The 18th day of March, A. D. 1875.

J. F. HARTRANFT.

No. 18.

AN ACT
To provide for the current expenses of the Board of Public Charities.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the following sums be
and the same are hereby specifically appropriated for the ex-
penses of the Board of Public Charities, for the year commenc-
ing on the first day of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight
hundred and seventy-five, to be paid out of any moneys not
otherwise appropriated, on vouchers duly presented and
audited by the auditor general in the usual manner: For the
salary of the general agent and secretary of the board, three
thousand dollars ; for postage, telegrams, express charges, et
cetera, six hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be
necessary; for rent of office, fuel, cleaning office, et cetera,
eight hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be neces-
sary; for stationery, one hundred dollars, or so much thereof
as may be necessary; for actual traveling or other necessary
expenses of the commissioners and general agent of the
board, the sum of one thousand dollars, or so much thereof
as may be necessary; for the employment of necessary cleri-
cal aid in the office of the board, the sum of three thousand
dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary..
APPROVED—The 18th day of March, A. D. 1875.

J. F. HARTRANFT.

in the Delaware.

No. 19.

AN ACT
Appropriating money for the propagation and protection of fish.
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That should the state of New

Apppropriation for Jersey appropriate funds for the artificial propagation of shad door el ad in the river Delaware, during the fishing season of the current year, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five, the board of fishery commissioners are authorized to apply and employ a similar amount for the same purpose: Provided, The said amount shall not exceed the sum of three thousand dollars : And provided further, That the said sum, not exceeding three thousand dollars, is hereby appropriated for that purpose, to be paid by the state treasurer upon the warrants of the said board of fishery commissioners, from time to time, as the same may be necessary, whenever a certificate of the appropriation and action of the state of New Jersey shall be filed in the office of the state treasurer, authenticated as required by the laws of the said state.

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