Annual Report of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Part 2

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"Report of Pennsylvania Forestry Commission", published in 1896: 1895, pt. 2; and 1897, pt.2.
 

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Page 41 - All taxes shall be uniform, upon the same class of subjects, within the territorial limits of the authority levying the tax, and shall be levied and collected under general laws...
Page 268 - Of three specimens from an inch and a quarter to an inch and a half in length...
Page 41 - ... all taxes shall be uniform on the same class of subjects within the territorial limits of the authority levying the tax; by the latter clause even extending the power to classify by limiting the class to certain bounds.
Page 72 - ... be their duty to cooperate with the fire warden of any adjoining district, and in the absence of such fire wardens to direct the work of control and extinguishment of forest fires in such district, and to arrest, without warrant, every person found violating any provisions of this act, and to forthwith take the offender before a magistrate and make complaint against such person.
Page 69 - Selectmen shall erect in a conspicuous place at the side of every highway as they may deem proper, and at suitable distances alongside the rivers and lakes of the state frequented by camping parties, tourists, hunters and fishermen, in their respective towns, notices in large letters to be furnished by the forest commissioner, substantially in the following form : "Camp fires must be totally extinguished before breaking camp, under penalty of not to exceed...
Page 42 - On the contrary, the underlying principle of all the cases is, that classification, with the view of legislating for either class separately, is essentially unconstitutional, unless a necessity therefor exists — a necessity springing from manifest peculiarities clearly distinguishing those of one class from each of the other classes, and imperatively demanding legislation for each class separately that would be useless and detrimental to the others.
Page 68 - ... over and above the costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of such fine and costs, the offender shall be imprisoned in the common gaol for a period not exceeding...
Page 53 - The said commission shall also ascertain what wild lands, if any, now belong to the Commonwealth, their extent, character, and location, and report the same, together with a statement of what part or parts of such lands would be suitable for a State forest reserve...
Page 41 - Laws enacted in pursuance of such classification and for such purposes, are, properly speaking, neither local nor special. They are general laws, because they apply alike to all that are similarly situated as to their peculiar necessities.
Page 39 - All occupation taxes shall be equal and uniform Upon the same class of subjects within the limits of the authority levying the tax; but the Legislature may, by general laws, exempt from taxation public property used for public purposes...

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