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Constitution of the United States, 1.

Account, 56.

Preamble, 2.

I. At common law, 56.

Article I, 2.

II. In equity, 57.

Article II, 10.


Article III, 12.

See Real Estate.

Article IV, 15.

Article V, 16.


Article VI, 17.

See Attorneys in Fact; Deeds and Mortgages;

Article VII, 17.

Evidence; Real Estate.

Amendments to the constitution, 18.

Actions Personal, 59.

See Bonds; Convicts; Practice.

Constitution of Pennsylvania, 23.

I. Of the commencement of actions by

Preamble, 26.

summons, 60.

Article I. Declaration of rights, 26.

(1) Of the summons and service, 60.

Article II. Of the legislature, 30.

(2) Of the teste and return of writs,

Article III. Of legislation, 31.


Article IV. Of the executive, 36.

(3) Of proceedings in default of ap-

Article V. Of the judiciary, 38.

Article VI. Of impeachment and removal

pearance, 62.

(4) Of the service of writs of scire

from office, 41.

Article VII. Of the oath of office, 41.

facias, 62.

(5) Of amicable actions, 62.

Article VIII. Of suffrage and elections, 42.

II. Of the commencement of actions by

Article IX. Of taxation and finance, 44.

arrest, 63.

Article X. Of education, 45.

(1) Of the capias ad respondendum,

Article XI. Of the militia, 45.


Article XII. Of public officers, 46.

(2) Of the bail-bond and bail-piece,

Article XIII. Of new counties, 46.


Article XIV. Of county officers, 46.

(3) of the arrest and deposit in lieu

Article XV. Of cities and city charters, 47.

of bail, 64.

Article XVI. Of private corporations, 47.

(4) Of the special capias, 65.

Article XVII. Of railroads and canals, 48.

(5) Of the indorsement of bail, and

Article XVIII. Of future amendments, 49.

rule to show cause of action, 65.

Schedule, 50.

(6) Of the privilege and exemption


from arrest, 66.

See Corporations; Infants; Limitation of

(7) Of the warrant of arrest, 67.

Actions ; Mining Rights ; Roads, Highways

(8) Of the proceedings after service

and Bridges ; Turnpikes and Plankroads.

of the warrant, 68.

(9) Of the proceedings subsequent to

Abatement, 53.

the commitment, 69.

See Mandamus; Negligence.

(10) Of the costs, and of the witnesses,



See Infants.

III. Of the commencement of actions by attach-

ment, 70.


(1) Of the writ of attachment, 70.

See Crimes.

(2) Of the service and return, 71.

Absconding Witnesses.

(3) Of the subsequent proceedings, 72.

See Crimes ; Witnesses.

(4) Of the dissolution of the attach-

ment, 73.

Abstracting Public Records.

Actions Real, 74.

See Crimes.

I. Where real actions to be commenced, 74,

Academic Degrees.

II. Of the writ and service, 74.

See Crimes.

III. Of þail and judgment by default, 75.


Acts of Assembly, 76.

See Bills of Exchange.

I. Of the statute and common law, 76.


(1) Of acts before the revolution, 76.

See Criminal Procedure ; Outlawry.

(2) Of the common law, 77.

II. Of the pamphlet laws, 77.

Accident Insurance.

(1) Distribution of the laws to public

See Common Carriers.

officers, 77.


Acts of Assembly - Continued.

Apprentices, 117.

(2) Of subscriptions for the laws by I. Of the binding and term of apprentice-

citizens, 78.

ship, 117.

III. Of the enrolment tax, 79.

II. Of the remedies for misconduct, 119.

IV. Applications for private acts, 80.

III. Of absconding apprentices, 120.

V. Coinpilations of laws, 81.

IV. Assignment of apprentices, 121.

Adjoining Owners.

V. Foreign apprentices, 121.

See Eminent Domain.

Arbitration, 122.


See Capital and Labor; Reference.

See Justices' Courts.

I. Of voluntary arbitrations, 123.

II. Of compulsory arbitrations, 125.


See Infants.

(1) Of the rule of reference, 125.

(2) Of the appointment of the arbi-


trators, 126,

See Decedents' Estates.

(3) Of the proceedings before the ar-


bitrators, 127.

See Apothecaries; Crimes; Lard ;

(4) Of the award, 127.


(5) Of the appeal, 129.


(6) Miscellaneous proceedings, 131.

See Crimes ; Divorce.

III. General directions respecting referees and

arbitrators, 131.

Advertising Nostrums.

See Crimes.

(1) Restrictions on right to arbitrate,


Agriculture, 84.

(2) Powers and duties of referees and

See Fertilizers; Horse-Racing; Oleomargarine;

arbitrators, 131.

Secretary of Internal Affairs.

(3) Miscellaneous provisions, 133.

I. Board of agriculture, 84.

IV. Courts of conciliation, 133.

II. Drainage of spouty lands, 85.

III. Extirpation of Canada thistles, 88.

Arbor Day, 137.

IV. Yellows, 88.

Archives, 137.

V. Contagion among animals, 89.

VI. Ornithologist, 90,


See Criminal Procedure.

VII. Agricultural societies, 90.

VIII. Agricultural colleges, 90.


Aliens, 91.

See Actions Personal.

I. Of the capacity of aliens to purchase, Arrest of Judgment, 138.
&c., 91.


II. Of titles deprived through aliens, 93.

See Crimes.

III. Naturalization, 94.

Almshouses, 94.

Assault and Battery.

See Crimes.

Amendment, 99.

See Criminal Procedure; Equity ; Justices of


the Peace ; Mandamus.

See Elections ; Municipal Corporations ;

Amicable Actions.

Taxes; Township Officers.

See Actions Personal ; Justices of the Peace. Assignment.

Amusements, 102.

See Bonds.

See Municipal Corporations.

Assignments for Creditors, 139.

I. State license, 102.

See Banks ; Trusts and Trustees.

II. Philadelphia city license, 103.

I. Of assignments for the benefit of creditors,

III. Amateur performances, 104.


IV. Regulation of halls, 104.

II. Proceedings on assignments, 142.

V. Admission and employment of chil-

dren, 105.


See Crimes.

VI. Dangerous exhibitions, 105.

VII. Ticket-scalping, 105.


VIII. Female waiters, 105.

See Actions Personal; Bailees; Convicts;

IX. Sale of liquors, 106.

Domestic Attachment; Execution; For-

Anatomy, 106.

eign Attachment; Justices of the Peace;


Orphans' Court.

See Agriculture; Cattle; Crimes ; Dogs and Attachment Execution.

Sheep; Stallions; Strays; Swine; Wild See Execution ; Justices of the Peace.


Attachment of Vessels, 145.

Apothecaries, 108.

I. Lien for work and materials, 145.

See Liquors; Patent Medicines.

II. Of the libel, 145.


III. Of the attachment, 146.

See Boroughs ; Counties and Townships ; Dam. IV. Proceedings after return of writ, 147.

ages ; Divorce ; Eminent Domain ; Equity ; V. Special provisions, 147.

Errors and Appeals ; Estates Tail; Justices

of the Peace; Registers.

Attorney-general, 148.

See Defaulting Public Officers.


See Actions Personal; Actions Real.

Attorneys at Law, 150.

I. Admission of attorneys, 150.

Apportionment, 111.

II. Their powers and duties, 150.

I. Congressional, 111.

II. Senatorial, 112.

III. Penalties for official misconduct, 151.

III. Representative, 114.

Attorneys in Fact, 152.

Baby Farming.

See Infants.

Backing Warrants.

See Criminal Procedure.


See Crimes.


See Criminal Procedure ; Magistrates' Courts;

Quarter Sessions and Oyer and Terminer.

Bailees, 165.

Bakehouses, 167.

Banking Companies, 168.

See Banks; Co-operative Associations.

I. Incorporation of banking companies,


II. Corporate powers, 169.

III. Capital stock, 170.

IV. Election of directors, 171.

V. Dividends, 171.

VI. Officers, 172.

VII. General provisions, 173.

VIII. Insolvency, 174.

Banks, 175.

See Crimes.

I. Banking department, 177.

II. Of the application for the charter, 180.

III. Of subscriptions to the capital stock,


IV. Of the organization, 182.

V. Renewal of charters, 183.

VI. Election of directors, 187.

VII. Of the officers, 187.

VIII. Of corporate meetings, 189.

IX. Of the transfer of stock and of dis-

count and dividends, 189.

X. Of the powers of banks, 190.
XI. Of bank-bills and bank-notes, 191.

XII. Penalties for unauthorized issue of

notes, 192.

XIII. Of bank statements, 195.

XIV. Of the tax on dividends and on capital

stock, 197.

XV. Proceedings on refusal to redeem, 199.

XVI. Of voluntary assignments and wind-

ing up of banks, 200.

XVII. Of the individual liability of stock-

holders, 201.

XVIII. Proceedings in case of insolvency, 203.

XIX. Of the notes of foreign banks, 204.

XX. Of branches and agencies, 205.

XXI. Of loans to the commonwealth, &c.,


XXII. Of unclaimed dividends and deposits,


XXIII. State banks becoming national associ-

ations, 207.

XXIV. Of savings institutions and loan com-

panies, 208.


XXV. Savings banks without capital stock,


See Crimes.

Barrel Companies, 215.


See Crimes; Intestates; Marriage.

Beneficial Societies, 215.

See Charities ; Corporations.

See Elections; Gaming.

Bicycles, 220.


See Crimes.

Bill Brokers.

See Brokers.


See Crimes.


See Gaming

Bills of Exchange, 220.

See Promissory Notes.
Bills of Lading.

See Bailees.


See Boroughs ; Municipal Corporations ; Regis-

tration of Marriages, Births and Deaths.

Biscuit, 222.

See Bread.


See Crimes.


See Education.

Board and Boarding-Houses.

See Crimes ; Inns and Taverns; Wages.

Board of Arbitration.

See Arbitration ; Capital and Labor.

Board of Health,

See Boroughs; Health; Municipal Corpora-

tions; Port Regulations.

Board of Property.

See Land-Office.

Boiler Insurance.

See Insurance,

Bonds, 223.

1. Of the assignment of bonds, 224.

II. State and corporation bonds, 225.

III. Actions on bonds to secure the perform-

ance of agreements, 225.

IV. Actions on official bonds, 226.

Boom Companies.

See Lumber.

Boroughs, 228.

I. Of the incorporation of boroughs, 230.

II. Change of limits, 232.

III. Re-establishment of boroughs, 234.

IV. Seceding boroughs, 235.

V. Covsolidation of boroughs, 235.

VI. Division into wards, 237.

VII. Corporate powers, 239.

VIII. Borough elections, 244.

IX. Borough officers, 247.

X. Chief burgess, 248.

XI. Secretary, 249.

XII. Treasurer, 249.

XIII. High constable, 250.

XIV. Police, 250.

XV. Auditors, 250.

XVI. Borough taxes, 250.

XVII. Adjustment of indebtedness, 251.

XVIII. Eminent domain – Borough streets,
Bottles and Barrels, 258.


XIX. Board of health, 256.

XX. Executions against boroughs, 255.


See Errors and Appeals ; Landlord and Ten-



See Boroughs ; Crimes ; Municipal Corpora-



See Criminal Procedure ; Juries.

Charge of the Court.

See Opinions and Charges.

Charities, 295.

See Religious Societies; Taxes.

I. Board of public charities, 295.

II. Regulation of charities, 298.

Charities and Corrections.

See House of Correction.

See Corporations.

Chattel Mortgages.

See Deeds and Mortgages.


See Milk; Oleomargarine.

See Crimes ; Factories ; Gaming; House of

Refuge ; Infants; Municipal Corporations.

Chimneys, 304.


See Crimes.


See Charities ; Religious Societies ; Taxes.


See Crimes.


See Amusements.

See Counties and Townships ; Municipal Cor-

City Treasurer.
See County Treasurer; Municipal Corpora-



See Prothonotaries and Clerks ; Quarter Ses-

sions and Oyer and Terminer.


See Mines ; Weights and Measures.


See Gaming.

Collateral Inheritances, 305.

See County Officers.

Commissioners of Bail.

See Prothonotaries and Clerks.

Commissioners to take Testimony, 309.

Commission Merchants.

See Brokers ; Common Carriers ; Interest;



See Joint Tenancy.

Common Carriers, 310.

See Canal Companies ; Lien ; Railroads.

Common Pleas, 313.

I. Organization of the courts of common

pleas, 314.

II. Judicial districts, 315.

III. Election of judges, 320.

IV. Additional law judges, 321.

V. Terms of the several courts, 322.

VI. Of special courts of common pleas, 327.

VII. Jurisdiction and powers, 330.

Common Schools, 332.

See Education : Municipal Corporations.

I. Department of common schools, 334.

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