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For taking the body of a defendant into custody on a mittimus, where bail is afterwards entered before delivery of body to the jailor, one dollar. For executing bail piece, one dollar. For executing a search warrant and making return thereon, one dollar. For making returns to the court of quarter sessions, one dollar and fifty cents. For serving summons notices on referees, suitor or tenant, either personally or by leaving a copy, fifty cents for each person served. For serving subpoena, fifty cents for the first witness, and fifteen cents for each additional witness served. For executing attachment, fifty cents for each defendant and garnishee served. For arresting on a capias, one dollar for each person arrested. For taking bail on a capias, or for delivery of goods, fifty cents. For notifying plaintiff, where defendant has been ar. rested on capias, to be paid by plaintiff, twenty-five cents. For serving capias execution, one dollar. For executing landlord’s warrant, fifty cents. For taking inventory of goods, each item two cents. For levying or distraining goods, fifty cents. For selling goods levied or distrained, for each dollar not exceeding one hundred dollars, three cents, and for each dollar in excess of one hundred dollars, two cents. For receiving and paying over money paid after a levy without sale, on each dollar actually received and paid over by the constable to the creditor, two cents. For advertising sale of goods levied or distrained, one dollar. For copy of vendue paper, when demanded, each item two cents. For putting up notice of distress at mansion house, or at any other place on the premises, twenty-five cents. For serving scire facias, either personally or by leaving a copy for each person served, fifty cents. For executing order of removal of a pauper, seventyfive cents. For serving executions, fifty cents. For making return of nulla bona or non es' inventus on any writ, twenty-five cents. For executing writ of restitution, two dollars. For executing writ of possession, two dollars. For serving summons in landlord and terant pro. ceedings, fifty cents. For taking inventory of goods on an execution, each item two cents. For holding appraisement, where exemption is claimed by defendant, four dollars, out of which the constable shall pay to each appraiser one dollar.

For attending general, special, township, ward or borough election, three dollars; which sum shall include pay for serving notices in writing to the persons elected at such special, township, ward or borough elections: Provided, That where any such election be held in any township, ward or borough, in which there are more than one election district or precinct, and a deputy constable is appointed to attend elections held at each of such districts or precincts, said deputy constables shall each receive the sum of three dollars. For traveling expenses in the performance of any duty or service required by law, each mile going and returning, six cents, to be computed by the route usually traveled in going from points and places where said constables may reside, or where he receives any paper to be executed, to the points or places required to be traveled, whether that route be by highways, railroads or otherwise: Provided, That in no case shall more mileage be demanded or received than for the miles actually traveled. For services not herein specially provided for, the same fees may be charged and received as for similar services. Section 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent here. with are hereby repealed; but this act shall not be understood or construed to repeal, modify or affect the provisions of the following acts: An act, entitled “An act for the taxation of dogs and the protection of sheep,” approved the twenty-fifth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three. An act, entitled “An act making constables of town. ships ex-officio fire wardens for the extinction of forest fires, and for reporting to the court of quarter sessions violations of the laws for the protection of forests from fire, prescribing the duties of such fire wardens and their punishment for failure to perform the same, and empowering them to require, under penalty, the assistance of other persons in the extinction of such fires,” approved the thirtieth day of March, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven. An act, entitled “An act to change the mode of criminal proceedings in Erie and Union counties,” approved the first day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, and the several extensions and supplements thereto. An act, entitled “An act to amend ‘An act to provide for the destruction and to prevent the spread of Canada thistle,’ approved the twenty-second day of March, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixtytwo,” approved the twenty-fourth day of April. Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five.

Approved—The 17th day of February, A. D. 1899.
WILLIAM A. STONE.

Proviso.

For traveling expenses.

Proviso,

Services not specially provided for.

Repeal.

Acts not repealed modified or affected.

No. 2.
AN ACT

To amend section one and to repeal section two of an act, entitled “An act granting power to counties, cities (except cities of the first and second classes), boroughs, municipalities and school districts in this Commonwealth, which have issued bonds or other interest-bearing evidences of indebtedness, to redeem the same and issue new bonds therefor, with or without interest coupons attached.”

isoft of the Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of an flood act of Assembly, entitled “An act granting power to counties, cities (except cities of the first and second classes), boroughs, municipalities and school districts in this Commonwealth, which have issued bonds or other interest-bearing evidences of indebtedness, to redeem the same and issue new bonds therefor, with or without interest coupons attached,” approved the fourteenth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one, which reads as follows: “That in all cases where any county, city (except cities of the first and second classes), boroughs, municipality or school district in this Commonwealth, has, by virtue of any general or special act of Assembly, issued bonds or other interest-bearing evidences of indebtedness, with or without interest coupons attached, to secure any indebtedness of any such county, city, borough, municipality or school district, it shall be lawful for any such city (ercept cities of the first and second classes), borough, municipality or school dis. trict, to redeem or pay off any or all of the bonds or other interest-bearing evidences of indebtedness so issued, which may be matured or payable, or whenever any county, city (earcept cities of the first and second classes), borough, municipality or school district shall have the option to redeem or pay any such bonds or interest-bearing evidences of indebtedness, and for that purpose shall have the right to issue and sell bonds, either with or without coupons attached, bearing inter. est not exceeding she per centum per annum, redeemable at the option of the county, city, borough, on to nicipality or school district, issuing the same, in fire years, and payable at any time not exceeding twenty years after the date thereof, and not exceeding in the aggregate the amount of the bonds or other evidences of indebtedness so redeemed or paid, and the said bonds so issued or sold, in accordance with the provisions of the act, shall be exempt from taxation, except for State purposes,” shall be and is hereby amended so as to read as follows: when bonds may Section 1. That in all cases where any county, city, be paid off. borough, municipality or school district in this Commonwealth, has, by virtue of any general or special act of Assembly, issued bonds or other interest-bearing evidences of indebtedness, with or without interest coupons attached, to secure any indebtedness of any such county, city, borough, municipality or school district, which may have matured but remain unpaid and uncancelled, or are about to mature and become payable, or whenever any county, city, borough, munici. pality or school district, shall have the option to re

deem or pay any such bonds or interest-bearing evi. dences of indebtedness, or whenever, holders of any bonds or interest-bearing evidences of indebtedness of any county, city, borough, municipality or school district, which may not have matured or become redeemable, are willing to surrender the whole or any part qf such issue of bonds or interest-bearing eridences of indebtedness, it shall be lawful for any such county, city, borough, municipality or school district, for the purpose of redeeming or paying off any or all of the bonds or other interest-bearing evidences of indebted. ness, payable, redeemable or offered for redemption, as aforesaid, to issue and sell either registered or couZoon bonds, bearing interest at a rate not exceeding the rate the issue proposed to be refunded bears, and payable at any time not exceeding thirty years after the date thereof, and not exceeding in the aggregate the amount of the bonds or other evidences of indebtedness so redeemed or paid, and the said bonds so is: sued or sold, in accordance with the provisions of this act, shall be exempt from taxation except for State purposes: Provided, however, That all moneys for the redemption of the issue of bonds proposed to be re

fund, d, placed in the sinking fund if any, shall be first.

applied to the payment, as fur as applicable, of the
fo of * %. and the }}. of such issue
only shall be redeemed by the issue of new bonds.
Section 2. That section two of said act which reads
as follows: “That the holders of any bonds or evi
dences of indebtedness as aforesaid, which may be ma-
tured or payable, or which may be payable or redeem-
able, or redeemable at the option of any county, city
(except cities of the first and second classes), borough,
municipality or school district, but which may not be
matured or payable, shall first have the right to sur.
render said bonds and receive bonds, issued under the
provisions of this act, in like amount in lieu thereof,
and notice shall be given of the right of the holder of
such bonds to surrender the same and accept bonds
issued under this act, by publication for three
weeks, in at least one newspaper published in the
county, and in case of a city, borough, municipality or
school district, by like publication in at least one news
paper published in the county, in which the said bor-

Issue of new bonds.

Rate of interest.
When redeemable.

Limit of Issue.

Exemption from local taxation.

Proviso.

Section two of the act of 14th of April, 1881, repealed.

Appropriations.

How payable.

Vouchers and itemized statement.

ough, municipality or school district, may be located, before any bonds shall be sold under the first section of this act,” be and the same is hereby repealed.

Approved—The 1st day of March, A. D. 1899.
WILLIAM A. STONE.

No. 3.
AN ACT

Empowering the courts of common pleas to appoint masters in divorce proceedings, and to adopt rules to regulate the proceedings before the master and fixing his fees.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in all suits of divorce now pending, or hereafter to be brought, in any court of common pleas in this Commonwealth, it shall and may be lawful for the court when the case is ready to be proceeded with, either upon answer not demanding a trial by jury or ex-parte, to appoint a master, who shall take the testimony and return the same, together with a report of the proceedings before him and his opinion of the case, to the court.

Section 2. The said courts shall have power to adopt rules regulating the proceedings before the master and fixing his fees.

Approved—The 10th day of March, A. D. 1899.
WILLIAM A STONE.

No. 4.
AN ACT
To regulate the manner in which appropriations to educational.
penal, reformatory, charitable, benevolent, or eleemosynary institu-

tions shall be paid.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That all appropriations hereafter made to educational, penal, reformatory, charitable, benevolent, or eleemosynary institutions shall be paid on the warrant of the Auditor General on a settlement made by him and the State Treasurer, but no warrant shall be drawn on settlement made until the directors or managers of such institutions shall have made, under oath, to the Auditor General a report, accompanied by the vouchers, containing a specifically itemized statement of the receipts from all sources and

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