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Section 2. That the sum of five thousand dollars, or so Appropriation for hatching tish, ex: much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated

, mouse commis- for cxpenditure during the present and coming fiscal year, out sioners, &.

of any moneys in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be paid by the state treasurer on the warrant or warrants of the said commissioners, or a majority of them, for the purpose of hatching and propagating useful tribes of food fishes, and to stock and supply all streams, lakes and fresh waters of the commonwealth with the same, by distributing the impregnated spawn or fry, or adult fish, of the said tribes of fishes to all parts of the state under proper regulations, and for the dissemination of any varieties of fish in the waters of the state, and to employ the necessary labor, assistance, material and implements therefor, and to pay the necessary and reasonable expenses of the said fishery commissioners, and the salaries of the fish wardens and water

bailiffs they may appoint: Provided, That the said commisaccount to aulitor sioners shall file annually with the auditor general an account

of all moneys expended and services rendered and produced,
and file the proper vouchers for the same.
A PPROVED-The 18th day of March, A. D. 1875.

J. F. HARTRANFT.

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No. 20.

AN ACT.
Making appropriations for the support of the Pennsylvania Training

School for Feeble-Minded (hildren at Media,
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of twenty-three
thousand dollars be and the same is hereby specifically ap.
propriated to the Pennsylvania Training School for Feeble-
Minded Children for the year commencing on the first day of
June, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five, for the
maintenance and training of one hundred feeble-minded chil.
dren of the commonwealth: Provided, The representative
districts of this commonwealth shall be entitled to send to
said institute a number of persons proportioned to the num.
ber of their representatives on the floor of the house of re-
presentatives, (the whole number not to exceed one hun-
dred :) Provided also, That so long as applications in be-
half of indigent feeble minded children are pending for ad-
mission to said training school, no additional paying patient
shall be received.
APPROVED-The 18th day of March, A. D. 1875.

J. F. HARTRANFT.

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No. 21.

AN ACT
To correct an error in designating the judicial district composed of

the counties of Wyoming and Sullivan and affixing a correct num-
ber to the same.
WHEREAS, By an act, entitled "An Act designating the

Preamble.
judicial districts of the commonwealth and providing for the
appointment and election of judges therein, for issuing to ad-
ditional judges learned in the law commission as presi-
dent judges, and the manner of fixing the terms of courts
therein," approved the ninth day of April, eighteen hundred
and seventy-four, it was provided that the counties of Colum-
bia, Sullivan, Wyoming and Montour should compose a judi-
cial district, numbered and designated as the Twenty-sixth
district, and that the county of Berks should compose a judi-
cial district, numbered and designated as the Twenty-third
district, and that the counties of Carbon and Monroe should
compose a jndicial district to be numbered as the Forty-third
judicial district:

And whereas, By an act, entitled "A supplement to an act, approved April ninth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, entitled 'An Act designating the judicial districts of this commonwealth,'” it is provided that the counties of Wyoming and Sullivan should be detached from the Twenty-third district, said district being the county of Berks, and should constitute a separate judicial district which is thereby designated as the Forty-third judicial district, that being the same numerical designation annexed to the district composed of the counties of Carbon and Monroe; therefore,

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the said supplement, Error corrected. approved the nineteenth day of May, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, is and shall be bereby amended and corrected so that the words or number "twenty-third,” in said supplement, shall be changed to the word or number, "twenty-sixth,” and the judicial district composed of the counties of Wyoming and Sullivan is hereby designated and numbered the Forty-fourth judicial district, and all commissions heretofore

District designated issued to any judicial officer in the said Forty-fourth district, the titli, shall be good and valid to all intents and purposes, although said district may therein have been erroneously designated as the Forty-third district.

Section 2. That all acts, or parts of acts, inconsistent here. Repea.. with, be and the same are hereby repealed. APPROVED— The 18th day of March, A. D. 1875.

J. F. IIARTRANFT.

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No. 22.

AN ACT To amend an act, entitled "An Act to authorize married women

owning loans of this commonwealth or of the city of Philadel. phia, or capital stock of any corporation of this commonwealth, to sell and transfer the same," approved the first day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four, extending the provisions of said act so as to include the loans as well as the capital stock of corporations of this commonwealth.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted, dc., That an act to authorize married women owning loans of this commonwealth or of the city of Philadelphia, or capital stock of any corporation of this commonwealth, to sell and transfer the same, approved April first, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows: That it shall and may be lawful for any married woman owning any of the loans of this commonwealth or of the city of Philadelphia, or any of the loans, or share or shares, of the capital stock of any corporation, created by or under the laws of this commonwealth, to sell and transfer the same with the like effect as if she were unmarried. A PPROVED—The 18th day of March, A. D. 1875.

J. F. HARTRANFT.

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No. 23.

AN ACT To make appropriation for the Pennsylvania State Lunatic Hospital

at Harrisburg. Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to the Pennsylvania State Lunatic IIospital at Harrisburg, for the support of the house; ten thousand dollars for necessary repairs and improvements to the building, and seventeen thousand dollars for the payment of old indebtedness. APPROVED---The 18th day of March, A. D. 1875.

J. F. HARTRANFT.

No. 24.

AN ACT Making appropriation for the annual salaries of the officers of the

Pennsylvania Reform School. Section 1. Be il enacted, &c., That the sum of sixteen thou. sand five hundred dollars is hereby appropriated for the payment of the salaries of the officers of the Pennsylvania Reform School, for the ensuing year: And provided further, That ministers of any religious belief may visit the inmates at any

time, whether sick or well, and to give them private religious
instruction, without the presence or interference of any officer
of the institution.
APPROVED— The 18th day of March, A. D. 1875.

J. F. HARTRANFT.

in certain districts..

No. 25.

AN ACT
Relating to the courts of this commonwealth.
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in every judicial district
of this commonwealth, in which more than one judge learned

Holding of separate in the law is now or hereafter shall be authorized to act, it courts, authorized shall be lawful for the president judge and the additional law judge or judges of such district, severally, to try causes on the same trial list, and with one and the same panel of jurors; or it shall be lawful for said judges, at the same time, to hold separate courts for the trial, hearing and disposition of causes in the common pleas, orphans' court, oyer and terminer, quarter sessions, and in equity; and the courts of such districts may direct, at any term, separate venires to issue for a succeeding term or period for each branch thereof, in the man- separate venires to uer provided by law for ordinary venires in the common pleas, listed me! and to regulate the trial list for said separate courts, issue subpænas, and make all orders which may be judged necessary and convenient; motions, arguments and decrees may Motions, argube made in either branch of said courts, and the associate ments, &e. judges may sit in the same.

Section 2. Whenever necessary, it shall be the duty of the prothonotary, district attorney and clerks of the several

Prothonotary, discourts to appoint or detail such clerks or deputies as shall trict attorney, &c. enable the several judges to properly dispose of the business to appoint deputies before their respective courts. A PPROVED—The 18th day of March, A. D. 1875.

J. F. IIARTRANFT.

Courts may direct

Issue, regulate trial

No. 26.

AN ACT
Repealing the proviso in section one of an act, entitled "An Act to

provide for the education and maintenance of the destitute orphans
of deceased soldiers and sailors, and the destitute children of per-
manently disabled soldiers and sailors of the state,” approved the
fifteenth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred
and seventy-four.

Section 1. Be it enacted, dc., That the proviso in section one of an act, entitled “An Act to provide for the education and maintenance of the destitute orphans of deceased soldiers and sailors, and the destitute children of permanently disabled soldiers and sailors of the state," approved the fifteenth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and

seventy-four, be and the same is hereby repealed, and from and after the passage of this act, the said section shall reai as follows:

That all the children of deceased soldiers, who were formerly residents of this state, and enlisted into the service of the United States in regiments belonging to other states, and died in said service, such children now residents of this state, and the children of deceased, destitute, or permanently disabled soldiers or sailors, whether born after or before January first, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six, shall be admitted into the soldiers' orphan schools on the same conditions as the orphans of deceased soldiers and sailors are now admitted. APPROVED— The 18th day of March, A. D. 1875.

J. F HARTRANFT.

No. 27.

A SUPPLEMENT To an act, approved the first day May, one thousand eight hundred

and seventy-three, entitled “An Act to amend and consolidate the several acts relating to game and game fishi.”

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c, That the first section of said act be amended so as to read as follows, namely: That no person shall kill or pursue, in any part of this state, any elk, or wild deer, save only from the first day of September to the first day of December in any year. No person shall have in his or her possession, or offer for sale, or transport, any elk, or wild deer, or fresh venison, save only from the first day of September to the first day of December, in any year. No person shall, at any time, kill any fawn when in its spotted coat, or have the fresh skin of such fawn in his or her possession. No person shall pursue any elk or wild deer with dogs, in any part of this state, or shall kill, in the water, any such elk, or wild deer, or fawn, which has been driven thereto by dogs. No person shall, in any part of this state, set any trap, or any other device, at any artificial salt lick, or other place, for the purpose of trapping any elk, deer, or fawn, and catch or kill the same, except for consumption in his or her family; any person offending against any of the provisions of this section, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be liable to a penalty of fifty dollars for each elk, wild deer, or fawn, so killed, pursued or trapped, or fresh elk, wild deer, or fawn skin had in his or her possession, and may be proceeded against in any county of the state wherein he may be arrested, having the same in his or her possession: Provided however', That any person may sell, or have in his or her possession, the elk or wild deer aforesaid between the first day of December in any year and the first day of February next following, without liability to the penalty herein imposed : Provided, He shall prove that such game, if killed in this state, was killed within the time allowed by this act, or was killed outside of the limits of this state, and at some

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