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or shall any officer of such railroad or canal corporation act :is il officer finy other railroad or canal corporation owning or having the control of

parallelor competing line; and the question whether railroads or canals l'e parallel or completing lines shall, when demanded by the party comlainant, be decided by a jury as in other civil issues,

SEC. 5. No incorporated company doing the business of a common carrier all, directly or indirectly, prosecute or engage in mining or manufacturing mitles for transportation over its works; nor shall such company directly or wirectly engage in any other business than that of common carriers, or old or acquire lands, freebold or leasehold, directly or indirectly, except has shall be necessary for carrying on its business; but ny mining or nufacturing company may carry the products of its mines and manufacries on its railroad or canal not exceeding fifty miles in length.

SEC. 6. No president, director, officer, agent or employee of any railroad * cinal company shall be interested, directly or indirectly, in the furnishing f material or supplies to such company, or in the business of transportation i it common carrier of freight or passengers over the works owned, le:sed, ontrolled or worked by such company.

SEC. 7. No discrimination in charges or facilities for trasportation shall · made between transportation companies and individuals, or in favor of thier, by abatement, drzwback or otherwise, and no railroad or canal ('oniiny, or any lessee, manager or employee thereof. shall make any preferences I furnishing cars O! motive power.

SEC. 8. Vo railroad, railway or other transportation company shall grant de passes, or passes it il discount, to any person except officers or employees the company.

SEC. 9. Yo street passenger railway shall be constructed within the mits of any city, borough or township, without the consent of its local Ithorities.

SEC. 10. No railroad, canal or other transportation company, in existce at the time of the adoption of this article, shall have the benefit of 1 future legislation by general or special laws. except on condition of comete icceptance of all the provisions of this :trticle.

SEC. 11. The existing powers and duties of the Auditor General in regard » railroads, canals and other transportation companies, except is to their counts, are hereby transferred to the Secretary of Internal Affairs, who all have a general supervision over them, subject to such regulations and terations as shall be provided by law; and, in addition to the annual reports

W required to be made, said Secretary may require special reports at uy time upon any subject relating to the business of said companies from any ficer or officers thereof.

SEC. 12. The General Assembly shall enforce by appropriate legislation le provisions of this article.

ARTICLE XVIII.

FUTURE AMENDMENTS. SECTION 1. Any amendment or amendments to this Constitution may be roposed in the Senate or House of Representatives; and, if the same shall e agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each House, such proosed amendment or imendments shall be entered on their journals with le veas and nays taken thereon, and the Secretary of the Commonwealth all cause the sime to be published three months before the next general lection, in at least two newspapers in every county in which such newspapers hall be published : :und if, in the General Assembly next afterw:rds chosen. uch proposed amendment or :mendments sball be igreed to by id mi jority of he members elected to cancel Hlouse, the Secretary of the ('ommonwealth sill use the sime ilgilin to be published in the manner i foresaid: :und such loposed amendment or amendments shall be submitted to the qualitiei electors f the State in such manner, and it such time at least three months after cing so agreed to buy the two Houses, its the General Assembly shall prescribe ;

and, if such imendment or amendments shall be approved by it majority of those voting thereon, such amendment or amendments shall become a par: of the Constitution; but no il mendment or amendments shall be submittel oftener than once in five year's When two or more amendments shall be submitted they shall be voted upon separately.

[ARTICLE XIX.]

REGISTRATION OF LAND TITLES. SECTION 1.) Laws may be passed providing for a system of registering. transferring. insuring of and guaranteeing land titles by the State, or by the counties thereof, and for settling and determining adverse or other claimus to and interest in lands the titles to which are so registered. transferrei. insured. and guaranteed; and for the creation and collection of indemnity funds; and for carrying the system and powers hereby provided for into effet by such existing courts as may be designated by the Legislature, and by the establishment of such new courts as may be deemed necessary. In matters trising in and under the operation of such system, judicial powers, with right of appeal, may be conferred by the Legislature upon counts recorders abil upon other officers by it designated. Such laws may provide for continuing the registering, transferring, insuring, and guaranteeing, such titles after the tirst or original registration has been perfected by the court, and provisioll may be made for raising the necessary funds for expenses and salaries of officers, which shall be paid out of the treasury of the several counties.19

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SCHEDULE FOR THE CONSTITUTION. That no inconvenience may arise from the changes in the Constitution of the Commonwealth, and in order to carry the same into complete oferittion, it is hereby declared, that:

SECTION 1. This Constitution shall take effect on the first day of January. in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four, for all purpur** not otherwise provided for therein.

SEC. 2. All liuws in force in this commonwealth at the time of the ad tion of this Constitution, not inconsistent therewith, ind all rights, actions. prosecutious and contracts, shall continue as if this c'onstitution had not heps: adopted.

SEC, 3. At the general election in the years one thous:id eight hundre! itud seventy-four and one thousand eight hundred seventy-five Senators sha!" be elected in all districts where there shall be vacancies. Those elected in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four sball serve for two years, and those elected in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventytive shall serve for one year. Senators now elected and those whose ternis itre unexpired shall represent the districts in which they reside until the end of the ternis for which they were elected.

SEC. 1. At the general election in the year one thousand eight hundnu! und seventy-six, Senators shall be elected from even numbered districts in serve for two years, and from odd numbered districts to serve for four years

SEC, 5. The first election of Governor under this Constitution shall be it the general election in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventytive. when a Governor shall be elected for three years; and the term of the Governor elected in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight ap! of those thereafter elected shall be for four years, according to the provisiais of this Constitution.

SEC. 6. At the general election in the year one thousand eight ludre and seventy-four a Lieutenant Governor shall be elected according to the provisions of this constitution.

19 [Article XIX] is a new article; it was proposed and adopted by the legislatur of 1913, re-adopted hy the legislature of 1915 and ratified at the election of Nos.. 1915. No article or section number was assigned to this amendment and it has dre? placed here for convenience.

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SEC. 7. The Secretary of Internal Affairs shall be elected at the first eral election after the adoption of this Constitution; and, when the said er shall be duly elected and qualified, the office of Surveyor General shall abolished. The Surveyor General in office at the time of the adoption of ; Constitution shall continue in office until the expiration of the term for oh he was elected. SEC. 8. When the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be duly lified the office of Superintendent of Common Schools shall cease. SEC. 9. Nothing contained in this Constitution shall be construed to render person now holding any State office for a first official term ineligible for lection at the end of such teru. SEC. 10. The judges of the Supreme Court in office when this Constitution ll take effect shall continue until their commissions severally expire. Two zes in addition to the number now composing the said court shall be elected the first general election after the adoption of this Constitution. SEC. 11. All courts of record and all stii courts which are not specified his Constitution shall continue in existence until the first day of Decemin the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five, without abridgt of their present jurisdiction, but no longer. The court of first criminal sdiction for the counties of Schuylkill, Lebanon and Dauphin is hereby ished, and all causes and proceedings pending therein in the county of uylkill shall be tried and disposed of in the courts of oyer and terminer quarter sessions of the peace of said county. SEC. 12. The registers' courts now in existence shall be abolished on the day of January next succeeding the adoption of this Constitution. SEC. 13. The General Assembly shall, at the next session after the adop

of this Constitution, designate the several judicial districts as required his Constitution. The judges in commission when such designation shall nade shall continue during their unexpired terms judges of the new diss in which they reside; but, when there shall be two judges residing in same district, the president judge shall elect to which district he shall assigned, and the additional law judge shall be assigned to the other -ict. SEC. 14. The General Assembly shall, at the next succeeding session

each decennial census and not oftener, designate the several judicial icts as required by this Constitution. SEC. 15. Judges learned in the law of any court of record holding comions in force at the adoption of this Constitution shall hold their retive offices until the expiration of the terms for which they were comioned, and until their successors shall be duly qualified. The Governor

commission the president judge of the court of first criminal jurisdicfor the counties of Schuylkill, Lebanon and Dauphin as a judge of the + of common pleas of Schuylkill county, for the unexpired term of his

SEC. 16. After the expiration of the term of any president jndge of any

of common pleas, in commission at the adoption of this Constitution, the e of such court learned in the law and oldest in commission shall be president judge thereof; and when two or more judges are elected at the e time in any judicial district they shall decide by lot which shall be dent judge; but when it president judge of a court shall be re-elected hall continue to be president judge of that court. Associate judges not ned in the law, elected after the adoption of this Constitution, shall be missioned to hold their offices for the term of five years from the first of January next after their election. SEC. 17. The General Assembly, at the first session after the adoption is ('onstitution. shall fix and determine the compensation of the judges

e Supreme Court and of the judges of the several judicial districts of (Commonwealth; and the provisions of the fifteenth section of the article **gislation shall not be deemed inconsistent herewith. Nothing container bis Constitution shall be held to reduce the compensation now paid to in!" judge of this ('ommonwealth now in commission.

SEC. IS. The courts of common pleas in the counties of Philadelphia and Allegheny shall be composed of the present judges of the district court and court of common pleas of said counties until their offices shall sererally end, and of such other judges as may from time to time be selected. For the purpose of first organization in Philadelphia the judges of the court numi ber one shall be Judges Allison, Pierce :und Passon; of the court number t'u Judges Hare. Mitchell and one other judge to be elected; of the court numit three. Judges Ludlow, Finletter and Lynd; and of the court number four. Judges Thayer, Brigys ind one other judge to be elected. The judge first named shall be the president judge of suid courts respectively, and there after the president judge shall be the judge oldest in commission: but any president judge re-elected in the same court or district, shall continne to le president judge thereof. The additional judges for courts numbers two) four shall be voted for and elected at the first general election after the adott tion of this ('onstitution, in the same manner as the two additional judges of the Supreme Court, and they shall decide by lot to which court they shall belong. Their term of office shall commence on the first Monday of January in the rear one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five.

SEC. 19. In the county of Allegheny, for the purpose of first organizativa under this Constitution, the judges of the court of common pleas, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be the judges of the court number one, and the judges of the district court, at the same date, shall be the judges of the common pleas number two. The president judges of the common ples and district court shall be president judge of said courts numbers one an two respectively, imtil their offices shall end; and thereafter the judge oldes in commission shall be president judge; but any president judge leclerted in the same court or district, shall continue to be president judge thereof.

SEC. 20. The organization of the courts of common pleas under this ( stitution for the counties of Philadelphia and Allegheny shall take effect 1 the first Monday of January, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-bve. and existing courts in said counties shall continue with their present power and jurisdiction until that date, but no new suits shall be instituted in the courts of nisi prius ifter the adoption of this Constitution.

SEC. 21. The causes and proceedings pending in the court of nisi prits court of common pleas, and district court in Philadelphia shall be triel ! disposed of in the court of common pleris. The records and dockets of sili courts shall be transferrer to the prothonotary's oflice of said county.

SEC. 22. The causes and proceedings pending in the court of common des in the county of Ulegheny shall be tried und disposed of in the court nuher one; and the causes ind proceedings pending in the district court 4' be tried and disposed of in the court number tro.

SEC. 23. The prothonotary of the court of common pleas of Philadelphi.: Shall be first appointed by the judges of said court on the first Mountat December in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five, and sta present prothorotary of the district court in said county shall be the prothootary of the said court of common pleas until said date when his common is sion shall expire, and the present clerk of the court of oyer und terminer an qarter sessions of the peace in Philadelphia shall be the. clerk of such (**?rt until the expiration of his present commission on the first Monday of T* cember, in the year one thousand eight lundred and seventy-five.

SEC. 24. In cities containing over fifty thousand inhabit:wts errept I'I.1. delphia, ill aldermen in office at the time of the adoption of this Coustilo ** shall contine in office until the expiration of their commissions, and at 15 election for city :und ward officers in the year one thousand eight bube*** :10 seventy-five one alderman shall be elected in each ward is provtunt il this Constitution.

SEC. 25. In l'hiladelphia magistrates in lieu of aldermen shall be chines, ils required in this Coustitution, at the election in said city for city and 12.7 officers in the rear one thousand eight hundred and serenty-five; their fina of office shall commence on the first Monday of April succeeding their re**

ie terms of office of aldermen in said city holding or entitled to commisons at the time of the adoption of this Constitution shall not be affected areby.

Sec. 26. All persons in office in this Commonwealth at the time of the ption of this Constitution, and at the first election under it, shall hold ir respective offices until the term for which they have been elected or pointed shall expire, and until their successors shall be duly qualified, less otherwise provided in this Constitution.

SEC. 27. The seventh article of this Constitution prescribing an oath office shall take effect on and after the first day of January, one thousand ht hundred and seventy-five.

SEC. 28. The terms of office of county commissioners and county auditors, isen prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-tive, which ul not have expired before the first Monday of January, in the year one usand eight hundred and seventy-six, shall expire on that day.

SEC. 29. All State, county, city, ward, borough and township officers in ce at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, whose compensation not provided for by salaries alone, shall continue to receive the compensai allowed them by law until the expiration of their respective terms of

SEC. 30. All State and judicial officers heretofore elected, sworn, or rmed, or in office when this Constitution shall take effect, shall severally, hin one month after such adoption, take and subscribe an oath, or affirma1. to support this Constitution.

SEC, 31. The General Assembly at its first session, or as soon as may be or the adoption of this Constitution, sha?l pass such laws as may be essary to carry the same into full force and effect. SEC. 32. The ordinance passed by this ('onvention, entitled "An ordinance •

submitting the amended Constitution of Pennsylvania to a vote of the tors thereof," shall be held to be valid for all the purposes thereof.

SEC. 33. The words "county commissioners," whenever used in this Conution and in any ordinance accompanying the same, shall be held to include commissioners for the city of Philadelphia. Adopted at Philadelphia, on the third day of November, in the year of Lord one thous:und eight hundred and seventy-three.

JNO. H. WALKER.

President. D. L. IN BRIE.

Ch. Clerk.

SCHEDULE FOR THE AMENDMENTS.20 That no inconvenience may arise from the changes in the Constitution the Commonwealth, and in order to carry the same into complete opera1. it is hereby declared that -In the case of officers elected by the people, all terms of office fixed by of Assembly at an odd number of years shall each be lengthened one r, but the Legislature may change the length of the term. provided the ns for which such officers are elected shall always be for an even number years. The above extension of official terms shall not affect officers elected at

general election of one thousand nine hundred and eight: nor any city, d. borough, township, or election division officers, whose terms of office, er existing law, end in the year one thousand nine hundred and ten.

In the year one thousand nine hundred and ten the municipal election ll be held on the third Tuesday of February as heretofore: but all officers sen at that election to an office the regular term of which is two years,

Schedule designed to accompany the amendments of 1909; proposed and adopted the legislature of 1907, re-adopted by the legislature of 1909 and ratified on Nov. 909.

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