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The Commission completed the survey and, under an Act approved July 25, 1917 (P. L. 1209), was authorized to acquire the land within the boundaries of said survey for the park and parkway, not exceeding in all eleven hundred acres, the title of which is vested in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The Commissioners have the same power and control over the park and parkway, which they now have, or may hereafter acquire, over any other public park or parkway under their care and management. The Commissioners are not permitted to make any contracts for the improvement of the park and parkway unless an appropriation therefor shall have first been made by the Legislature.

The Legislature of 1917 appropriated $50,000 toward the expenses of the Commission and the acquisition of the land.

SNYDER-MIDDLESWARTH PARK COMMISSION.

(Authorized by Act of April 12, 1921, P. L. 123.) President-Charles B. Witmer, Sunbury, Northumberland County. Vice-President-Henry W. Shoemaker, Altoona, Blair County. Secretary-A. Monroe Aurand, Jr., Beaver Springs, Snyder County. Treasurer-George M. Shindle, Middleburg, Snyder County. William C. McConnell, Shamokin, Northumberland County. John I. Woodruff, Selinsgrove, Snyder County. Isaac G. Seiler, Selinsgrove, Snyder County. Thomas H. Harter, Bellefonte, Centre County. James Middlesworth, Troxelville, Snyder County. George W. Wagenseller, Middleburg, Snyder County. Robert Y. Stuart, Commissioner of Forestry, Harrisburg, Dauphin County-Ex officio.

The act designates a certain tract of forest land of five hundred acres, owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and located along and west of Swift Run in Jacks Mountain, set apart as a State park, which shall be known as the SnyderMiddleswarth State Park.

The Commission consists of ten citizens of the State, appointed by the Governor, in addition to the State Forestry Commissioner, who is a member Ex officio, and serres without compensation.

The Legislature of 1921 appropriated $3,000 for the payment of the expenses of the Commission, the salaries of its appointees, for the maintenance and improvement of the said park, and for the acquisition of lands, in accordance with the provisions of the act.

WYOMING VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK COMMISSION.

(Authorized by Act of May 11, 1921, P. L. 520.) The Act provides, that a certain tract of land, one hundred and fifteen acres in area, known as the Wyoming Valley Memorial Park, and located in the boroughs of Exeter and West Pittston, Luzerne County, subject to the consent of the owners thereof, shall be taken over by the Commonwealth as a State Park and shall be known as the Wyoming Valley State Memorial Park.

The Commission, which shall consist of ten citizens to be appointed by the Governor, is authorized to make arrangements with the trustees of the Wyoming Valley Memorial Park for the transfer of said park to the Commonwealth, and to arcept title thereto in the name of the Commonwealth.

The Commission, which had not been appointed at the time of going to press, shall serve without compensation, but shall be allowed their necessary expenses from appropriations made by the General Assembly for such purposes.

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INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION COMMISSION.

(Authorized by Joint Resolution of May 27, 1921, P. L. 1183.)
Chairman-Thomas Robins, 1719 Locust Street, Philadelphia.
Secretary-George F. Tyler, Land Title Building, Philadelphia.
B. Dawson Coleman, Lebanon, Lebanon County.
A. A. Corey, Jr., Johnstown, Cambria County.
Hugh A. Dawson, Scranton, Lackawanna County.
Ambrose N. Diehl, Duquesne, Allegheny County.
Charles A. Ernst, M. D., Marcus Hook, Delaware County.
T. L. Eyre, West Chester, Chester County.
Mortimer B. Fuller, P. O. Box 542, Scranton, Lackawanna County.
Mrs. Gabriella C. Gilbert, Harrisburg, Dauphin County.
Eugene G. Grace, Bethlehem, Northampton County.
Robert B. Greer, M. D., Butler, Butler County.
B. Frank Jones, Jr., 808 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.
Fred M. Kirby, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County.
George LeBoutillier, Harrisburg, Dauphin County.
M. G. Leslie, 6120 Jenkins Arcade, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.
George McFadden, 1724 Walnut Street, Philadelphia.
*Mrs. Lillian Moore, 6744 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.
George R. Scull, Somerset, Somerset County.
Charles W. Sones, Williamsport, Lycoming County.
William C. Sproul, Harrisburg, Dauphin County.
J. Add Sprowls, Donora, Washington County.
Harry C. Trexler, Allentown, Lehigh County.
Richard Wetherill, Chester, Delaware County.
Samuel A. Whitaker, Phoenixville, Chester County.

Clerk-Gulliaem Aertsen, Jr., 1226 Land Title Building, Philadelphia. Office1226 Land Title Building, Philadelphia. This Commission, consisting of twenty-five persons, among the membership of which shall be the Governor, three members of the Senate and three members of the House of Representatives, is authorized to work in conjunction with the Congress of the United States, the councils of the city of Philadelphia, the Legislatures of the several States, and the governments of foreign powers toward conducting an international exhibition to celebrate in Philadelphia, in the year 1926, the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of American Independence.

The Legislature of 1921 appropriated $10,000 for the use of the Commission.

COMMISSION TO CONSTRUCT BRIDGE OVER DELAWARE RIVER, CONNECTING PHILA.

DELPHIA AND CAMDEN.

(Authorized by Act of July 9, 1919, P. L. 814; Act of April 26, 1921, P. L. 287, and Act of

May 27, 1921, Appropriation Acts, p. 281.) Chairman--Governor William C. Sproul, Pennsylvania State Commission, Harris

burg, Dauphin County. Vice-Chairman-Thomas J. S. Barlow, New Jersey State Commis n, Maple Shade,

New Jersey. Treasurer-Edward J. Edwards, Jr., New Jersey State Commission, Jersey City,

New Jersey. Auditor-General Samuel S. Lewis, Pennsylvania State Commission, Harrisburg,

Dauphin County. State Treasurer Charles A. Snyder, Pennsylvania State Commission, Harrisburg,

Dauphin County. Thomas B. Smith, Pennsylvania State Commission, Lincoln Building, Philadelphia.

*Deceased.

J. Hampton Moore, Pennsylvania State Commission, Mayor's Office, City Hall,

Philadelphia.
Richard Weglein, President City Council, Philadelphia.
Samuel M. Vauclain, 500 North Broad Street, Philadelphia.
Clement B. Newbold, Jenkintown, Montgomery County.
Weller H. Noyes, New Jersey State Commission, Tenafly, New Jersey.
T. J. S. Barlow, New Jersey State Commission, Maple Shade, New Jersey.
Theodore B. Boettger, New Jersey State Commission, Plainfield, New Jersey.
Samuel M. Shay, New Jersey State Commission, Camden, New Jersey.
T. Albeus Adams, New Jersey State Commission, Montclair, New Jersey.
Frank F. Gallagher, New Jersey State Commission, Collingswood, New Jersey.

Chief Engineer-Ralph Modjeski, Widener Building, Philadelphia.
Chief Architect-Paul P. Cret, Philadelphia.
Secretary-Joseph K. Costello, Widener Building, Philadelphia.
This Commission is authorized to act in conjunction with the State of New Jersey
for the purpose of constructing a bridge over the Delaware River connecting the City
of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the City of Camden, New Jersey.

It shall be the duty of the Commission to have prepared the necessary and proper plans and specifications for the construction of the bridge, to select the location, determine the size, type, and method of construction thereof, to plan and fix its boundaries and approaches, to make all necessary estimates of the probable cost of its construction and the acquisition of the ground for its site and approaches, to proceed to acquire the ground for the sites of the abutments and the approaches to the bridge, and to enter into the necessary contracts to build and equip the entire bridge and the approaches thereto, to build the substructure and superstructure thereof, to obtain such consent as may be necessary of the Government of the United States and the approval of the Secretary of War, and to cause a survey and map to be made of all lands, structures, rights of way, franchisos, easements, or other interests in lands lying within the Commonwealth, including lands under water and riparian rights, owned by any person, corporation or municipality, the acquisition of which may be deemed necessary for the construction of such bridge, and to cause such map and survey to be filed in the office of the Commission.

The sum of $750,000 was appropriated by the Legislature of Pennsylvania, session of 1919.

Under the Act approved May 27, 1921, the sum of $1,050, 000, together with the inexpended balance of any moneys appropriated under the provisions of the act of July 9, 19:9, was appropriated. This unexpended balance amounts to $700,000, which, together with the additional amount approved, will make the total sum available from the State of Pennsylvania $1,750,000. This amount, together with the amounts to be contributed by the city of Philadelphia and the State of New Jersey, will make a total sum available of $7,000,000 for the Delaware River bridge enterprise during the years 1921-1923.

COMMISSION TO PROVIDE FOR JOINT ACQUISITION AND MAINTENANCE BY THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA AND THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY OF

CERTAIN TOLL BRIDGES OVER THE DELAWARE RIVER.

(Authorized by Acts of May 8, 1919, P. L. 148; July 18, 1919, P. L, 1054; April 20, 1921,

P. L. 196; and by Act of May 27, 1921, Appropriation Acts, p. 282.) President-Governor William C. Sproul, Pennsylvania State Commission, Harris

burg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Vice-President-Walter F. Hayhurst, New Jersey State Commission, Lambertville,

New Jersey.
Secretary-Gordon Cooper, Lambertville, New Jersey.

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Engineer--Louis Focht, New Jersey State Commission, Trenton, New Jersey. Treasurer-S. E. Kauffman, New Jersey State Commission, Trenton, New Jersey. Auditor General--Samuel S. Lewis, Pennsylvania State Commission, Harrisburg,

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. State Treasurer-Charles A. Snyder, Pennsylvania State Commission, Harrisburg,

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Clarence J. Buckman, Pennsylvania State Commission, Langhorne, Bucks County,

Pennsylvania. Leon Schanno, Pennsylvania State Commission, Milford, Pike County, Pennsylvania. R. W. Darnell, New Jersey State Commission, Phillipsburg, New Jersey. E. Smith Lamson, New Jersey State Commission, Trenton, New Jersey.

The Board of Commissioners of Public Grounds and Buildings and two citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, appointed by the Governor, are stituted a Commission to act, in conjunction with a similar Commission of the State of New Jersey, as a Joint Commission for the acquisition of the various toll bridges over the Delaware River, between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey. As soon as possible the Commission shall estimate the value of each of such bridges and shall offer to purchase same at the respective valuations. In case such offer is refused, condemnation proceedings may then be instituted in whichever State the Commission may determine, the cost of which shall be paid by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is also required to pay one-half of the purchase price of said bridges, and, after acquisition, one-half of all expense of maintenance, repairs or rebuilding.

Toil charges on these bridges shall be discontinued as soon as possession is obtained in the joint names of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey, except that any railroad or railway having the use of such bridges shall continue to pay, in equal proportions, to each of the States the same rental charges as before.

The Pennsylvania Legislature of 1919 made an appropriation of $200,000 for the purposes of this act, and re-appropriated the unexpended balance authorized by the Legislature of 1917. An additional sum of $125,000 was appropriated under the Ict of 1921, which appropriation shall be available for the purposes for which made until such toll bridges shall have been acquired.

COMMISSION TO PROVIDE FOR JOINT ACQUISITION AND MAINTENANCE BY THE COM. MONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA AND THE STATE OF NEW YORK OF

CERTAIN TOLL BRIDGES OVER THE DELAWARE RIVER.

(Authorized by Act of July 23, 1917, P. L 1180, as amended by Act of July 18, 1919, P. I.

1042 and by Act of Vlay 27, 1921, ppropriation Acts, p. 290.) Governor William C. Sproul, Pennsylvania State Commission, Harrisburg, Dauphi

in County, Pennsylvania. Auditor-General Samuel S. Lewis, Pennsylvan'a State Commission, Harrisburg,

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. State Treasurer Charles A. Snyder, Pennsylvania State Commission, Harrisburg,

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Superintendent of Public Works—Charles A. Cadle, New York State Commission,

Albany New York. Commissioner of Highways-Herbert S. Sisson, New York State Commission,

Albany, New York. State Engineer and Surveyor--Frank M. Williams, New York State Commission,

Albany, New York. Engineer-E. A, Lamb (Secretary), New York State Commission, Albany, New

York.

The Board of Commissioners of Public Grounds and Buildings of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is hereby constituted a Commission to act, in conjunction with a similar Commission of the State of New York, as a Joint Commission, for the acquisition of the various bridges over the Delaware River between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New York.

This Commission shall ascertain or estimate the value of each of such bridges, and shall in writing give notice of such valuation to the respective owner or owners thereof, and shall offer to purchase the same at the respective valautions. In the event that the owner or owners of such bridges refuse or neglect to accept such offer, it shall be the duty of the said Joint Commission to determine in which State the said condemnation proceedings shall be instituted, the cost of which shall be paid by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is also required to pay one-half of the purchase price of said bridges, and, after acquisition, one-half of all expense of maintenance, repairs or rebuilding.

Toll charges on these bridges shall be discontinued as soon as possession is obtained in the joint names of the Commonweath of Pennsylvania and the State of New York, except that any railroad or railway having the use of such bridges shall continue to pay, in equal proportions, to each of the States the same rental charges as heretofore.

The sum of $25,000 was appropriated by the Legislature of Pennsylvania, session of 1919, which shall be available until such time as the State of New York makes an app opriation to carry out the provisions of the Act.

An additional sum of $125,000 was appropriated by the Pennsylvania Legislature of 1921 for the purpose of paying the share of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania of toll bridges between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New York; also an appropriation of $15,000 for one-half the cost of maintenance and repairs.

PENNSYLVANIA STATE PARK AND HARBOR COMMISSION OF ERIE.

(Authorized by Act of Jiay 27, 1921, P. L. 1180.)
President-Michael Liebel, Jr., Erie, Erie County.
*Vice President-Mrs. Charles H. Strong, Erie, Erie County.
Secretary-George K. Frank, Erie, Erie County.
Treasurer-Marvin E. Griswold, Erie, Erie County.
William L. Morrison, Erie, Erie County.
Leo Schlaudecker, Erie, Erie County.
Charles E. Shenk, Erie, Erie County.
Secretary of Internal Affairs James F. Woodward, Harrisburg, Dauphin County-

Ex officio.
Commissioner of Fisheries Nathan R. Buller, Jharrisburg, Dauphin County-Ex-

officio.

COMMISSION FOR THE REORGANIZATION OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT.

(Authorized by Joint Resolution of May 27, 1921, P. L. 1188.)
President-George Woodward, 708 North American Building, Philadelphia.
Secretary-Harry S. McDevitt, Room 387, City Hall, Philadelphia.
Mrs. Lucy K. Miller, 7109 Jenkins Arcade, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.
Frank A. Smith, Harrisburg, Dauphin County.
William J. McCaig, 323 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.
Jabn M. Flynn, Ridgway, Elk County.
Leonard P. Fox, Chamber of Commerce, Harrisburg, Dauphin County.

*appointed by Governor.

Appointed by Council of Erie City. Appointed bỹ Judges of Erie County.

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