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Act of May 17, 1883, amended.
To amend an act, entitled "An act to prevent the exemption of property on judgment obtained for fifty dollars or less, for wages for manual labor," approved May seventeenth, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, extending the amount to one hundred dollars.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section one of the act, entitled "An act to prevent the exemption of property on judgment obtained for fifty dollars or less, for wages for manual labor," approved May seventeen, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, which provides as follows, namely; "That no exemption of property from attachment, levy or sale upon execution. shall be allowed upon judgments for fifty dollars or less, obtained for wages for manual labor," be and the same is hereby amended, so that the same shall read as folExemption not allows, namely; That no exemption of property from atlowed on judg
ments for $100.00 or less.
Salary of the
Keeper of the State
tachment, levy, or sale upon execution, shall be al-
APPROVED: The 4th day of March, A. D. 1887.
To an act, entitled "An act to fix the salaries of the several State officers of the Commonwealth, the number of clerks to be employed in the several departments, and their compensation, and providing for the incidental expenses of said department,” approved May fourteenth, one thousand eight hundred and seventyfour, increasing the salary of the Deputy Attorney General and providing for the number of clerks and employés in the Attorney General's office; also fixing the salary of the keeper of the Harrisburg Arsenal and the salary of the six men employed at the State Arsenal.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the salary of the Deputy Attorney General shall be twenty-five hundred dollars per annum, instead of eighteen hundred dollars as heretofore.
SECTION 2. The number of clerks and employés in the Attorney General's office, and their salaries shall be as follows, to wit: One clerk, who shall receive a salary of sixteen hundred dollars per annum, and one messenger, who shall receive a salary of nine hundred dollars per annum.
SECTION 3. That, on and after the passage of this act, the salary of the keeper of the Harrisburg Arsenal shall be fifteen hundred dollars per annum, and the salary of the six men at the State Arsenal for cleaning arms, et cetera, shall be eight hundred dollars each, per
APPROVED: The 4th day of March, A. D. 1887.
To authorize an additional law judge of the several courts of the
thirty-eighth judicial district.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the qualified Additional Law electors of the thirty-eighth judicial district shall, at the next general election, in the same manner prescribed by law for the election of president judge, elect one person for said district, learned in the law, to serve as an additional law judge of the several courts in said district; said additional law judge shall possess the qualifications. same qualifications which are required by the Constitution and the laws for president judge, and shall be com
missioned by the Governor, and hold his office by the Tenure of office. same tenure, as other judges of courts of record required to be learned in the law, and for the same term
as the president judge. Vacancies in the office hereby Vacancies. created, whether caused by death, resignation,expiration
of term, or otherwise, shall be filled in the same manner
as is required by law in case of similar vacancy in the
office of president judge. The said additional law judge Powers, duties and shall have the same power, authority and jurisdiction compensation.
in term time and in vacation, in the several courts of the said district, and be subject to the same duties, provisions and penalties, as the president judge thereof, and receive a yearly salary of four thousand dollars, to be paid out of the State treasury, in quarterly payments, in the same manner, as the salaries of president judges are now paid. That the said additional law judge shall have the same power and authority to hold Special and adspecial and adjourned courts in his own, or other judi- journed courts. cial districts, as president judges have by existing
hold civil courts.
of law to be decided by both judges.
Judgment, in case
SECTION 2. Any one of the judges of the said thirty- Either judge may eighth judicial district shall have full power and authority to hold the orphans' court and the court of common pleas of the said district, and to try all civil pleas and actions real, personal and mixed, as well in equity as at law; and it shall be lawful for any one of the said judges, when he thinks it expedient, to reserve questions of law, which may arise on trial of a cause, for the consideration and judgment of both of the said judges sitting together: Provided, That, if the said judges shall disagree on any question reserved as aforesaid, the opinion of the judge before whom the cause was tried shall stand as the judgment of the court: And provided also, That either party shall have the right to a bill of Bill of exceptions exceptions to the opinion of the court as if the point had been ruled and decided on the trial of the cause. SECTION 3. Any one of the judges of the said thirtyeighth judicial district shall have full power and authority to hold the courts of oyer and terminer and general jail delivery and quarter sessions of the peace for the trial of all indictments, and, also, for the pass
Either judge may courts.
Judges to have equal jurisdiction in all cases within the district.
Governor to appoint an additional Law Judge.
Lien of a prior mortgage not to be discharged by any judicial sale.
ing of sentence, and for the adjudication of cases of breaches of the peace, for the punishment of all contempts, and to make all such orders and decrees, and render all such judgments as he shall consider legal and equitable, in all cases within the jurisdiction of the said
SECTION 4. Each of the judges of the said thirtyeighth judicial district shall have equal jurisdiction in the civil and criminal courts of the said district. And any one of said judges shall have full power and authority to make all such orders and decrees, and render all such judgments, as he shall consider just and equitable, in all cases within the jurisdiction of the several courts of the said district, or within the jurisdiction of the president judge thereof.
SECTION 5. The Governor is hereby authorized, by and with the consent of the Senate, to appoint some competent person, learned in the law, as additional law judge of the said thirty-eighth judicial district, until the first Monday in January, next succeeding the first general election, after the passage of this act.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, HARRISBURG, PENNA.,
March, 22, 1887.
We do hereby certify that the bill entitled " An Act to authorize an additional law judge of the several courts of the thirty-eighth judicial district" was presented to the Governor on the 10th day of March, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven, and was not returned within ten days (Sundays excepted,) after it had been presented to him; wherefore, it has, agreeably to the Constitution of this Commonwealth, become a law, in like manner as if he had signed it.
SAM'L A. LOSCH,
Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
THOS. B. COCHRAN,
Chief Clerk of the Senate.
Relating to the judicial sales and the preservation of the lien of mortgages.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted, &c., That when the lien of a mortgage upon real estate is, or shall be prior to all other liens upon the same property, except other mortgages, ground rents, purchase money due to the Commonwealth, taxes, charges, assessments and municipal claims, whose lien, though afterward accruing, has by law priority given it, the lien of such mortgage shall not be destroyed, or in anywise affected by any judical or other sale whatsoever, whether such sale shall be made by virtue or authority of any order, or decree of
any orphans' or other court, or of any writ of execution,
or otherwise howsoever. Provided, That this section Except mortgages shall not apply to cases of mortgages upon unseated
lands, or sales of the same for taxes.
APPROVED: The 22d day of March, A. D. 1887.
JAMES A. BEAVER.
upon unseated lands.
Authorizing an increase in the number of clerks employed in the office of the State Treasurer and fixing the salary thereof.
and his salary.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted, &c., That, on and after the Corporation clerk passage of this act, the State Treasurer be and he is hereby authorized and directed to employ one additional clerk, to be designated a corporation clerk, whose salary shall be eighteen hundred dollars per annum. APPROVED: The 22d day of March, A. D. 1887. JAMES A. BEAVER.
For the preservation of the health of female employés in manu
Suitable seats for
facturing, mechanical and merchantile establishments. SECTION 1. Be it enacted, &c., That every person, female employees firm, association, individual, partnership or corpora- to be provided. tion, employing female employés in any manufacturing, mechanical or mercantile establishment in this State, shall provide suitable seats for the use of the female employés so employed, and shall permit the
use of such, by them, when they are not necessarily And used by them. engaged in the active duties for which they are employed.
Punishment for vio
lation of provisions
of this Act.
SECTION 2. Any person, firm, association, individual, partnership or corporation, violating any of the provisions of this act, shall, upon conviction thereof before any magistrate, alderman or justice of the peace, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than twenty-five, nor more than fifty dollars, to be paid into the treasury of the proper county, and costs for each offense, and any failure to pay the same shall be committed to the default of payment. proper jail until discharged according to law.
SECTION 3. All acts, or parts of acts, inconsistent Repeal.
herewith are hereby repealed.
APPROVED: The 22d day of March, A. D. 1887.
JAMES A. BEAVER.
Wilful damage by bailees declared a misdemeanor.
For the protection of livery stable keepers.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever hereafter any bailee, or bailees, for hire, or loan of any property of any livery stable keeper, shall, wilfully or with gross negligence, damage or destroy the property of any one as aforesaid, while the same is in the custody or possession of said bailee or bailees, the person or persons so offending shall be taken and deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction in the court of quarter sessions, shall be punished by a fine, not exceeding one hundred dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding twenty days in the county jail, or both, at the discreton of the court, and shall be liable to said owner or owners of said property for the value thereof, or the injury done to the same, in an action of debt, either in the court of common pleas, or before a justice of the peace, as like amounts are now by law recoverable. SECTION 2. All acts, or parts of acts, inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
APPROVED-The 22d day of March, A. D. 1887.
companies may be formed.
Power given to
enter upon certain streets.
To provide for the incorporation and regulation of motor power companies for operating passenger railways by cables, electrical or other means.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted, &c., That corporations may How traction motor be formed, in the manner hereinafter mentioned, by the voluntary association of five or more persons, for the construction and operation of motors and cables, or other machinery for supplying motive power to passenger railways, and the necessary apparatus for applying the same; and such corporations shall have the power to enter upon any street, upon which a passenger railway now is, or may hereafter be constructed, with the consent of said passenger railway company, and make, construct, maintain and operate thereon such motors, cables, electrical or other appliances, and the necessary and convenient apparatus and mechanical fixtures,as will provide for the traction of the cars of such passenger railway; and to enter into contracts with passenger railway companies to construct and operate motors, cables or other appliances necessary for the traction of their cars: Provided, Any such construction and operation shall be subject to such reasonable regulations, for the protection of public travel on any street so occupied, as shall be required by any borough, town, or city, in which the same may be located, by ordinance duly en
Subject to municipal regulations.