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provisions of the general law for the support of the poor in Control and manthe several counties of the Commonwealth, approved the house of Westmoreeighth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight made under act of hundred and seventy-six, and the act supplementary thereto, May 8th, 1876, and
supplement of May approved the eighteenth day of May, one thousand eight 1sth, 1878. hundred and seventy-eight.
Section 2. That all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with Repeal. this act be and the same are hereby repealed. APPROVED-- The 4th day of June, A. D. 1885.
ROBT. E. PATTISON.
AN ACT For the reliet of Lieutenant John Ballier. WHEREAS, Under the Act of Assembly, one thousand eight Preamble No. 1. hundred and seventy-three, re-organizing the National Guard of Pennsylvania, Company C, Third regiment, National Guard of Pennsylvania, was mustered out of said service,
And whereas, Prior to the mustering out of said Com- Preamble No. 2. pany C, Third regiment, certain debts were contracted by Lieutenant John Ballier, commanding said company, and the mustering out of said company having, under existing laws, taken away all means of relief from said Lieutenant John Ballier,
settled, and paid. and State Treasurer are hereby required and authorized to audit and settle the claim of Lieutenant John Ballier for accoutrements and equipments furnished Company C, Third regiment, National Guard of Pennsylvania, during the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six; and the Auditor General is hereby authorized to draw his warrant on the account of claim State Treasurer for a sum not exceeding six hundred and linited. thirty-seven dollars and thirty cents, the State Treasurer to pay said warrant out of any moneys not otherwise appropriated. APPROVED—The 4th day of June, A. D. 1885.
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to be refunded on
Escheated deposits Relatiog to the return of moneys escheated to the Commonwealth.
presentation of SECTION 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever
any ing institution shall have escheated any deposit therein to nor, auditor genthe Commonwealth, under the act of Assembly, approved on and attorney gena the sixth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and of the claimant.
dence to the gover
forty-seven, entitled "An act requiring banks and other corporations to give notice of unclaimed dividends, deposits and balances in certain cases,” and the proceeds thereof is in the State Treasury in money, the same shall be refunded to such person upon his producing to the Governor, Auditor General, State Treasurer and Attorney General satisfactory proof that he is the person whose money has been so es
cheated. How escheated Section 2. The money so escheated shall be paid by warmoney is to be paid. rant of the Auditor General, on the State Treasurer, out of
any money in the State Treasury not otherwise appropria-
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firm money with
ommission to make true entry on tirm books with like intent, willful des
mutilation or falsi
association to keep fraudulent accounts or destroy or mutilate the
books of the co-partnership, firm or association. Conversion or mis Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That if any person being appropriation of
a member of any co-partnership, firm or association shall, intent to defraud,
as such, receive or possess himself of any money or other property of such co-partnership, firm or association, other
wise than in payment to him of a just debt or demand, and truction, alteration,
shall, with intent to defraud, omit to make or to cause or fying of firm books, direct to be made a full and true entry thereof in the books curing therein de
and accounts of such co-partnership, firm or association, or clared a misde
shall, with intent to defraud, destroy, alter, mutilate, or falsify, any of the books, papers or writings, or secureties, belonging to any such co-partnership, firm or association, of which he is a member, or shall or concur in making any false entry or material omission in any book of accounts or
other documents, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, Penalty on conviction.
on conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding one
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Authorizing the Auditor General to refund certain moneys to J. W.
Veach, late president of the Millers’aud Miners' bank, of West Middle-
Preamble No. 1.
dlesex, Mercer county, Pennsylvania, a bank chartered by the laws of this State, and having an authorized circulation, did deposit with the Auditor General of the Commonwealth certain moneys for the redempt'on of the said circulation or notes,
And whereas, The said circulation or notes of the said Preamble No. 2, bank has been almost entirely redeemed, and the time of the last redemption of the circulation notes of said bank being so remote as to make further application for that purpose entirely unlikely,
And whereas, The only desire of the Commonwealth is Preamble No. 3. to make certain the redemption of the said circulation or notes of said bank, if they shall, at any time, be presented for that purpose,
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the Auditor General Auditor general be and he is hereby authorized and directed to refund to fund money belongJ. W. Veach, of the Millers' and Miners' bank, of West ing to said bank. Middlesex, Mercer county, Pennsylvania, the moneys now in his possession belonging to the said bank which was de- Amount designated. posited with the Auditor General for the purpose of securing the redemption of the bills or notes of said bank: Provided however, That before the Auditor General shall re- Satisfactory bond in fund the said moneys, the said J. W. Veach, late president be filed with auditor of said bank, shall file with him a bond in double the general prior to amount of the moneys to be refunded, signed by good and sufficient sureties, to be approved by the president judge of courts of Mercer county.
SECTION 2. Upon the presentation of the bond as afore- Bond to be filed and said, signed and approved as hereinbefore directed the recented as a Auditor General shall file the same with the records of his office and the same shall be accepted as a good and sufficient voucher by his successor for the moneys so refunded. APPROVED—The 4th day of June, A. D. 1885.
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the courties of Indiana and Armstrong, to construct such chutes as
Section 1. Be it enacted &c., That any person, company Owners and mainor corporation, owning or maintaining a dam across Crooked quired to ereet and creek in the counties of Indiana and Armstrong, shall, on
prior to Dec. 1, 1885. or before the first day of December, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five, construct and erect such chutes, slopes, fish-ways or gates as may be necessary to enable fish to ascend said stream at all seasons of the year, and any person, company or corporation here
Dams hereafter built to be so constructed.
five or more citi
after building any dam across said creek shall, at the time of such building, erect and construct the chutes, slopes,
fish-ways or gates as aforesaid. Upon complaint of
Section 2. That upon the petition of not less than five zens, court of quar- citizens to the court of quarter sessions of the county in point three inspec.
which the dam across Crooked creek may be located, upon upon which a chute, slope, fish-way or gate is constructed, complaining that such chute, slope, fish-way or gate does not comply with the provisions of this act, as provided in the first section of this act, such court shall appoint three disinterested competent citizens, who are freeholders in
such county, to inspect said chutes, slopes, fish-ways or Who shall report in gates, and who shall report to said court whether such regard to the dam, chutes, slopes, fish-ways or gates are sufficient for the purits chutes, &c.
poses of this act, and make report thereof to the said court Report, after hear
the first day of the next term, which report shall be filed, ing, may be confirmed or rejected and the court after hearing all parties interested shall conby the court.
firm or reject the same as shall appear proper from the
evidence, and the action of the court in such report shall Effect of report.
be evidence on the trial of any action to recover any pen
alty provided by this act. Penalty for neglect SECTION 3. That any person, company or corporation or refusal to comply with provisions of neglecting or refusing to comply with the first section of
this act shall forfeit and pay the sum of fifty dollars per month for every month he or they so neglect, which sum shall be recovered as like sums are now recoverable, and
suit therefor shall be in the name of the Commonwealth, To whom paid.
and when collected, shall be paid to the treasurer of the
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rivers Delaware and Lehigh, and parts of Neshaminy creek as far up as
and as prohibit the erection of dams in so much of said river. Section 1, act of March 9th, 1871, re
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That so much of section pealed as to
one of an act declaring the rivers Delaware and Lehigh, Lackawaxen as far and parts of Neshaminy creek as far up as Barnsley's ford, up as the falls there. and of the stream called Lackawaxen as far up as the falls
thereof, common highways, and for improving the navigation in the said rivers, passed the ninth day of March, Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and seventy-one, which said section reads as follows: “Be it therefore enacted, That the rivers Delaware and Lehigh, and parts of the Neshaminy creek as far up as Barnsley's ford, and no further, and the stream called Lackawaxen as far up as the falls thereof, be and they are hereby declared to be common highways for the purposes of navigation up and down the same," be and is hereby repealed, so far as the same relates tu the “stream called Lackawaxen as far up as the falls thereof," now known as the narrows at Kimble's station. SECTION 2. That section four of the said act wnich reads Section 4, of said?
act repealed in lika as follows: “And be it further enacted, That no person or persons whatsoever shall presume, lead or draw, at any time or times, by any race or other device, any water of the said rivers or either of them, out of or from the natural course or channel for the use of any mill or water works,” be and the same is hereby repealed, so far as the same relates to the "stream called Lackawaxen as far up as the falls thereof," now known as the narrows at Kimble's station. SECTION 3. That section five of said act which reads as Section of said
in like follows: "And be it further enacted, That if any person or manner. persons shall presume to oppose or hinder the said commissioners, or any of them, from doing any act which they are hereby authorized and empowered to do, or shall make, erect, set up, repair or maintain, or shall be aiding, assisting or abbetting in making, erecting, setting up, repairing or maintaining any dam or obstruction which may or can in any manner hinder or impede the navigation in the said rivers, or either of them, or shall remove, destroy, throw down, alter, injure or impair any dam, pen, lock or other work made or set up by the said commissioners, or by order of them or a majority of them, their survivors or a majority of such survivors, every person so offending being legally convicted thereof by verdict of a jury, or by his own confession before the justices of the peace in their court of general quarter sessions, shall forfeit and pay fifty pounds lawful money of this province for every such offense, or shall suffer imprisonment for twelve months without bail or main prize, one moiety of which forfeiture shall be paid to the informer and the other moiety to the commissioners herein appointed, or the survivors of them as aforesaid, to be applied for and toward improving tne navigation in the said rivers," be and is hereby repealed so far as the same relates to the said “stream called Lackawaxen, as far up as the falls thereof," now known as the narrows at Kimble's Act of February 1st
1808, repealed as to station.
Lackawaxen river Section 4. That the act entitled, “An act declaring part thereof up to the of Lackawaxen creek, in Wayne county, a public highway,” posite the guard passed the first day of February, Anno Domini one thou- lock of the Delaware sand eight hundred and eight, which reads as follows: “ Be in Texas township it enacted et cetera. That Lackawaxen river in the county Wayne."
" from the falls