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Y. ■ NEW FEATURES FOB CARLISLE FAIR Midway Has Been Greatly Enlarged and Largest Race List in Years Scheduled r Special tit The Telegraph Carlisle, Pa., Sept. 14.—With more j space than ever "before for the mid-1 way, numerous "big time" attractions booked, a larger entry list for the j various races than ever before in the I history of the association, and a good ! prize list for displays, the Carlisle Fair September 22, 23, 24 and 25, this! For Indigestion and Biliousness those foes of comfort and well-being, there is one family remedy universally regarded as the best corrective of deranged conditions of the organs of digestion. Present suffering is relieved promptly, and worse sickness prevented by timely use of BELCHANTS PILLS Let this wonderful remedy tone your stomach, stimulate your liver and kidneys, regulate your bowels and you will feel improved throughout your entire system. A few doses will prove to you why, for the common and minor ailments of life, Beecham's Pills the Eight First AM. Sold everywhere. !n feoicc, 10c., 25c. ; - -'cctions of Value Espc.-'?.!' V.'-.racn with Every Box. j Law Should Stop Sale Of Elastic and Spring Trusses such Mlarry-riiiKlne Makeshifts (re the Ruptured Man's Word) Knenilcs Depending on clastic or spring ■ *; trusses like shown V\ above is little less Jp Ak V than slow suicide. I * Such contraptions HT"** are almost sure to shorten your life. It's hard to make them hold, even «hen drawn so tight that they soaree !y give a minute's peace. They are simply a curse to -wear. And because they nearly always let their victims .get worse all the time, they are yearly forcing thousands of people into risking their lives by un dergoing operation. These unscientific makeshifts cause so much misery and such a shameful waste of money that the law should out a stop to their sale. Don't liny Anything For Rupture Without tilting'lt n Thorough Text There's only one reason in the world wny you or any one else ever gets saddled up with good-for-nothing makeshifts— It's simply because you trust to a mere try-on or hasty examination in stead of first making a thorough test. A truss or so-called "applicance" may seem alright when you first try it on and afterward prove utterly worthless The only way you can every make sure of exactly what you are getting is by ulit) days' trinl —a thorough day after-day test. And there's only one thing of any kind whatever for rupture that you can get on such a long trial— Only one thing good enough to Miami such a long and thorough test That's our guaranteed rupture bolder. 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With the county derby to be run on Tuesday, straight trot and straight pace; four big races on Wednesday, three harness and one running race, five big races Thursday, including the great free-for-all, with the fastest horses in the country eligible; Friday! with four big races, including the business men's race, the races this year should be well worth a long trip and a day off to witness. The attractions will include almost I ten acres in avenues of midway shows, | best talent in vaudeville, on a stage in front of the grandstand, horse racing, jhigh class herds of line Holstein, Jer i sey and Durham cattle, competing for ! prizes well worth while, departments |of fancy work, display of fruits, etc., and a merry-go-round to entertain I the children. A M'MBER Of good country places are advertised for rent in this issue of the Telegraph. I Turn to the Want Ad page now. you against every strain, so your rup ture can't possibly come out. 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The minute it takes to write for this i iook may make a big difference in the! rent of your life. I >ont fail to Ret it' hist iiso tho rounon or simply say In ■ a letter or postal "Send me your book."' \ Box —Ii.ITHK I'OHPA.KV I nst 23rd St.. MOW YOHJv CIT» Send me your Free Book and Trla Offer. Name j Address s j , I THE LAST SHOT By FREDERICK PALMER Copyright, MU, by Charles Scrlbaer>a Sons. m iiimuMnua [Continued] "I beg you»- I forgot!" he explained ID his old man"i voice*, hia bead sinking, his shoulders drooping in the humility of & servant who rec ognise* that he has been properly re buked for presumption. "Not a gun ner any more —l'm a spy!" he thought, as he shuffled off without looking toward the batteries again, though the musio of wheels and hoofs was now close by. Marta had a glim pee of him as she turned away. "He is what he Is be cause of the army; a victim of a cult, a habit," she was thinking. "Had he been In any other calling his fln« qual ities might have been of service to the world and he would have been happy." I A company of infantry resting among their stacked rifles changed the color of the square in the dietance from the gray pavement to the brown of a mass of uniforms. In the middle of the main street a major of the bri gade stall, with a number of junior officers and orderlies, was evidently waiting on some signal. Sentries were posted at regular intervals along the curb. The people in the and shops from time to time stopped pack ing up their effects long enough to go to the doors and look up and down apprehensively, asking bootless, ner vous questions. "Are they coming yet?" "Do you think they will come?" "Are you sure It's going to be war?" "Will they shell the town?" "There'll be time enough for you to get away!" shouted the major. "All we know is what is written in our in structions, ana we shall act on them when the thing Rtcrts. Then we are in command. Meanwhile, get ready!" Then the major became aware of a young woman who wae going In the wrong direction. Her cheeks were flushed from her rapid walk, her Hps were parted, showing firm, white teeth, and her black eyes were re garding him in a blaze of satire or amusement; an emotion, whatever it | was, that thoroughly centered his at-1 tentlon. "Mademoiselle. I am very sorry, but unless you live in this direction," he said very politely, "you may not go any farther. Until we have other orders or they attack every one is supposed to remain in his houee or his place of business." "This is mv place of business!" Marta answered, for she was already opposite a small, disused chapel which was her schoolroom, where a hall dozen of the faithful children wer« gathered around the masculine impor tance of Jacky Werther, one of the older boys, "Then you are Miss Galland!" said the major, enlightened. His smile had an appreciation of the irony of her oc cupation at that moment. "Your chil dren are very loyal. They would not tell me where they lived, so we had to let them stay there." "Those who have homes," she said, identifying each one o' the faithful with a glance, "have so many broth ers and sisters that they will hardly be missed from the flock. Otherß have no homee—at least not much of a one"—here her temper rose again— "taxes being so high in order that you may organize murder and the destruc tion of property." "Now really, Miss Galland," he be gan solicitously, "1 have been assigned to move the civil population in case of attack. Your children ought—" "After school! You have your duty this morning and 1 have mine!" Marta ! Interrupted pleasantly, and turned | toward the chapel. | "They are putting sharpshooters in | the church tower to get the aero* | planes, and there are lots of the little guns that Are bullets so fast you can't count 'em —and little spfing wagons with dynamite to blow things up— and—"' Jacky Werther ran on in a series of vocal explosions as Marta opened the door to let the children go in. "Yet you came!" said Marta with a hand caressingly on his shoulder. "It looks pretty bad for peace, but we came," answered Jacky, round i eyed, in loyalty. "We'd come right i through bullets 'cause we said we would if we wasn't sick, and we wasn't i sick." I "My spven disciples—seven!" ex | claimed Marta as she counted them, j "And you need not sit on the regular j seats, but around me on the platform. 1 It will be more intimate." "That's grand!" came in chorus. | They did not bother about chairs, but seated themselves on the floor around . Marta's skirts. The ehurch clock boomed out Its de liberate strokes through ten, the hour set for the lesson, and all counted them—one—two—three. Marta was thinking what a dismal little effort theirs was. and yet she was very hap py, tremblingly ha~py in her distrac , tion and excitement, that they had not waited for her at the door of the chapel in vain. She announced that there would be no talk this morning; they would only say their oath. Repeating in concert the pledge to the boys and girls of other lands, the childish voices pecu ! liarly sweet and harmonious in con trast to the raucous and uneven sounds of foreboding from the street, | they came in due course to the words | of concession that tho oath made j to militancy: j "If an enemy tries to take my ; land—" "Children —I—" Marta interrupted . with a sense of wonder and shock. They paused and looked at her ques tioningly. "I had almost forgotten that part!" she breathed confusedly. "That's the part that makes all ; we're doing against the Grays right!" ! put in Jacky Werther promptly. "As I wrote It for you! 'I shall aj* peal to his sense of justice and reason H2LRRIBBURG ffijjftf TELEGRAPH wivu arm—' - Jaws dropped and eye« bulged, for above the sounds of the street rose from the distance the unmistakable crackling of ride fire which, as they I listened, spread and increased in vol- j time. "Go on—on to the end of the oath! | It will take only a moment," said j Marta resolutely. "It isn't much, but It's the best we can do!" CHAPTER IX. The Baptism of Fire. All the landscape in front of Frn- j > ©asses company seemed to have been | deeerted; no moving figures were any ] where in eight; no sign of the enemy's ! Infantry. Faintly the town clock was heard I striking the hour. From eight to nine | and nine to ten Fracasse's men wait i ed; waited until the machine was ; ready and Weeterllng should throw In j the clutch; waited until the troops | were iu place for the first move before 'he hurled his battalions forward. I They did not know how the captain at their back received his orders; they only heard the note of the whistle, with a command familiar to a trained Instinct on the edge of anticipation. It released a spring in their nerve-cen ters. They responded ae the wheels respond when the throttle is opened, Jumping to their feet they broke into a run, bodies bent, heads down, like the peppered silhouette that faced j Westerling's desk. What they had done repeatedly in drills and maneu vers they were now doing in war, me chanically as mnr ! — [To Bo Continued] LEGAL NOTICES _ PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION SUBMITTED TO THE CITIZENS OF THE COMMON WEALTH FOR THEIR APPROVAL OR REJECTION. BY THE GENERAL' ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMON- , WEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, AND PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE 1 SECRETARY OF THE COMMON-; WEALTH. IN PURSUANCE OF AR TICLE XVIII OF THE CONSTITU- | TION. Number One. A JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to section one, article eight of the Constitu tion of Pennsylvania. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Com- ! monwealth of Pennsylvania In General j Assembly met, That the following amendment to ihe Constitution of Pennsylvania be, and the same is here-i j by, proposed, in accordance with the I eighteenth article thereof:— j That section one of article eight,' | which reads as follows: I "Section 1. Every male citizen ; twenty-one vcars of age. possessing I the following qualifications, shall be ! entitled to vote at all elections, sub- | i ject. however, to such laws requiring and regulating the registration of eleo jtors as the General Assembly may en "Flrst. He sh-">!! have been a citizen , of the United States at least one month. I I "Second. lie shall have resided in J I the State one year (or, having previ- I ously been a qualified elector or na-1 |tive-born citizen of the State, he shall! have removed therefrom and returned, i then six months) immediately preced ing the election. "Third. He shall have resided in the! election district where he shall offer ; to vote at least two months immedl-1 ately preceding the election. "Fourth. If twenty-two years of; age and upwards, he shall have paid j within two years a State or county I tax, which shall have been assessed at least two months and paid at least one ! nionth before the election," be amend- I ed so that the same shall read as fol j lows: Section 1. Every citizen, male or! female, of twenty-one yeurs of age' the following qualifications, j shall be entitled to vote at all elec tions. subject, however, to such laws I | requiring and regulating the reglstra- 1 tion of electors as the General As- I | sembly may enact: First. He or she shall have been a ■ citizen of the United States at least | one month. Second. He or she shall have resid ed In the State one year (or. having previously been a qualified elector or l natlve-borr. citizen of the State, he or she shall have removed therefrom, and returned, then six months) immedi ately preceding the election. Third. He or she shall have resid ed in the election district where he or she shall offer to vote at least two months immediately preceding the elec tion. Fourth. If twenty-two years of age and upwards, he or she shall have paid | within two years a State or county tax. which shall have been assessed at [least two months and paid at least one I nionth before the election. Fifth. Wherever the words "he," "his." "him," and "himself" occur in I I any section of article VIII of this Con stitution the same shall be construed I [as If written, respectively, "he or she," "his or her," "him or her." and "him self or herself." A true copy of Joint Resolution No. I. ROBERT Mi AFEE. Secretary of the Commonwealth. Number Two. I A JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to section | eight of article nine of the Constitu tion of Pennsylvania. Section 1. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives | of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1 in General Assembly met. That the j ! following is proposed as an amend ment to the Constitution of the Com- , ! monwealth of Pennsylvania. In accord ance with the provisions of the eigh teenth article thereof:— Amend section eight, article nine of [the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which reads as fol- I lows: "Section R, The debt of any countv, ! city, borough, township, school district, or other municipality or Incorporated district, except as herein provided,! shall never exceed seven per centum upon the assessed value of the tax- I able property therein, nor shall any ! such munlclpillty or district Incur any I new debt, or Increase its Indebtedness; to an amount exceeding two per centum upon such assessed valuation of prop- ! erty. without the assent of the electors r thereof at a public election In such; manner as shall be provided by law: but any city, the debt of which now exceeds seven per centum of such as sessed valuation, may be authorized by | law to Increase the same three per; centum. In the aggregate, at any one time, upon such valuation, except that i any debt or debts hereinafter Incurred ! by the city and county of Philadelphia for the construction and development of subways for transit purposes, or for j the construction of wharves and docks, or the reclamation of land to be used In the construction of a system of! whurves and docks, as public Improve ments, owned or to be owned bv said' city and county of Philadelphia, and which shall yield to the city and county of Philadelphia current net revenues In excess of the Interost on said debt or debts, and of the annual Installments necessary for the canyellatlon of said p debt or debts, may be excluded In as- i certalnlng the power of the city and 1 county of Philadelphia to become oth-I erwlse Indebted: Provided That ai sinking fund for their cancellation I shall be established and maintained." I so that It shall read as follows: Section 8. The debt of any county, i city, borough, t<nvnshlp. school district.] «T/ other municipality or Incorporated! district, except as herein provided, shall ! never exceed seven per centum upon! l the assessed value of the taxable prop erty therein, nor shall any such mu nicipality or district Incur any new . debt, or Increase Its Indebtedness to an 1 amount exceeding two per centum upon such assessed valuation of property, i W W f V yyyyyy TT_T,T_T_T.T_* - CALL <=«P FOUNDED 1371 Cm \ /sxmmum^ HARRISBURG'S POPULAR DEPARTMENT STORE. Great School-Time Specials in BOYS' WEAR ♦ Great sale of Hoys suits, with two pairs of knickers, which in sures double wear, in browns, grays and mixtures in good durable materials, at $4.95 and up to SIO.OO Good wearing well-tailored latest style suits that your boy will take a pride in wearing, all latest materials in gray, tan, brown and tancv mixtures, new Balkan, norfolk and patch pocket styles. All sizes at ; . ; . .$2.98, $3.50, $3.95, $4.95 and up to SIO.OO Boys Suits, made up in high-class woolen materials, newest Hill mixtures and all wool navy blue serges at $3.98, $4.98, $7.50 and SIO.OO BOYS' HATS Ihe newest shapes and colors for the Boys. Blue and Brown Telescoped Felt Hats at . .SI.OO and $1.50 I "" rNX ~- > BOYS' CAPS— Plaids, Checks, Mixtures and Blue ► Serge at ► Third FIoor—BOWMAN'S. : BOYS' SWEATERS ► Comfortable Sweaters in Wool and Part Wool for the cool days. BON S SN\ EA I ERS with roll collars, high necks, in blue, grav, maroon and ► brown at . 980, $1.50, $1.98, $2.50 and $3.50 JESLvS —In maroon and blue, at $1.50 ► BLOUSE WAISTS in Chambray and Percale, with military attached collar at ► BON S' DRESS SHIRTS—Coat style with separate collar and French* cuffs, in y Madras and Percale at 500 KXII AND SILK HES—In stripes, plain and plaid effects at 250 Main FIoor—BOWMAN'S. — . „ r : Children's Wear Sweaters For Cool Fall Days i, ► Cl l I LDR EN S S\V LA I ERS—I ligh neck, roll and I y shawl collars in navy, garnet, white, Copenhagen and ► Gray. Sizes 1 to 6 vears. Prices are ► $ 1.25, $ 1.50, $ 1.98 and $2.25 ► GIRLS' SCHOOL DRESSES—Pretty dark ma ► terials in the new plaids and checks. Very serviceable ► for school wear. , GIRLS DRESSES—PIaid and check ginghams, I double skirt, flat collar, long sleeves—trimmed with K plain material in contrasting colors. Sizes 6 to 14 „ years. Prices are $1.25 to $2.25 ► l'»ON S MAlS—Boys hats in checks, corduroys ► balniacaans and mixed materials. Latest styles from ► 500 to $1.50 ► Second FIoor—BOWMAN'S. without the consent of the electors thereof at a public election In such manner as shall be provided by law: but any cltv, the debt of which on the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four, exceeded seven per centum of such assessed val uation. and has not since been reduced to less than such per centum, may be authorized by law to Increase the same three per centum in the aggregate, at any one time, upon such valuation. The city of Philadelphia, upon the condi tions hereinafter set forth, may in crease Its Indebtedness to the extent of three per centum In excess of seven per centum upon such assessed valu ation for the specific purpose of pro viding for all or any of the following purposes,—to wit: For the construc tion and Improvement of subways, tun nels, railways, elevated railways, and other transit facilities: for the con struction and improvement of wharves and docks and for the reclamation of land to be used in the construction of wharves and docks, owned or to be owned by said city. Such Increase, however, shall only be made with the assent of the electors thereof at a pub lic election, to be held In such manner as shall be provided by law. In ascer taining the borrowing capacltv of said city of Philadelphia, at any tiine. there shall be excluded from the calculation a credit, where the work resulting from any previous expenditure, for any one or more of the specific purposes "here inabove enumerated shall be yielding to said city an annual current net rev enue: the amount of which credit shall be ascertained by capitalizing the an nual net revenue during the year Im mediately preceding the time of such ascertainment. Such capitalization shall be accomplished by ascertaining the principal amount which would yield such annual, current net revenue, at the average rate of Interest, and sinking fund charges payable upon the Indebt edness incurred by said city for such purposes, up to the time of such ascer tainment. The method of determining such amount, so to he excluded or al lowed as a credit, may be presented by the General Assembly. In incurring indebtedness, for any one. or more of said purposes of con struction, improvement, or reela-ma tlon, the city of Philadelphia may is sue its obligations maturing not later than fifty years from the date thereof with provision for a sinking-fun/ suf ficient to retire said obligation at ma turity. the payments to such slnking ]fund to be in equal or graded annual installments. Such obligations may be in an amount sufficient to provide for and may Include the amount of the in terest and sinking-fund charges accru- I Ing and which may accrue thereon throughout the period of construction I and until the expiration of one year after the completion of the work for which said indebtedness shall have been incurred: and said city shall not be required to levy a fax to pay said interest and sinking-fund charges, as required by section ten of article nine of the Constitution of Pennsylvania, • until the expiration of said period of one year after the completion of such i work. ; A true copy of Joint Resolution No. 2. ROBERT McAFEE, Secretary of the Commonwealth. NiimTier Three. A JOINT RESOLUTION I Proposing an amendment to section ! twenty-one of article three of the i Constitution of Pennsylvania Section 1. Be It resolved by the Sen ate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania In General Assembly met. That the fol lowing amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania be. and the same Is liereny. proposed, : in accordance with the eighteenth ar ticle thereof:— 1 Amend section twenty-one, article ; three of the Constitution of the Com monwealth of Pennsylvania, which [reads as follows: 1 "No act of the General Assembly i shall limit the amount to be recovered j for Injuries resulting In death, or for I Injuries to persons or property, and In ,case of death from such Injuries, the 'right of action shall survive, and the General Assembly shall prescribed for whose benefit such actions snail be prosecuted. No act shall prescribe any i limitations of time within which suits I may be brought against corporations ; for Injuries to persons or property, or for other causes different from those ; fixed by general laws regulating ac | tlons against natural persons, and such 1 acts now existing are avoided." so that it shall read as follows: j The General Assembly may enact laws requiring the payment by em- I plpyers, or employers and employees | jointly, of reasonable compensation for Injuries to employees arising In the i course of their employment, and for occupational diseases of employees, whether or not such Injuries or dis eases result In death, and regardless of fault of employer of employee, and fixing the basis of ascertainment of such compensation and the maximum a nd minimum limits thereof, and pro viding special or general remedies for the collection thereof; but In no other cases shall the General Assembly limit i the amount to be recovered for Injuries resulting In death, or for Injuries to persons or property, and In case of death from such Injuries, the right of action shall survive, and the General Assembly shall prescribe for whose benefit such actions shall be prosecut ed. No r.ct shall prescribe any limi tation of time within which suits may be brought against corporations for In juries to persons or property, or for other causes, different from those fixed by general laws regulating actions I against natural persons, and sucb acts' SEPTEMBER 14. 1914. nowa existing are avoided, i A true copy of Joint Resolution No. 3. ROBERT McAFEE. Secretary of the Commonwealth. Number Four. ! A JOINT RESOLUTION, i Proposing an amendment" to the Con j stltution of Pennsylvania abolishing the office of Secretary ot Internal | Affairs. i Be it resolved by the Senate and ! House of Representatives of the Com jmonwealth of Pennsylvania In Gener lal Assembly met, That article four of | the Constitution of Pennsylvania shall be amended by adding thereto section : twenty-three, which shall read as fol | lows:— The office of Secretary of Internal : Affairs be. and the same Is hereby, ; abolished; and the powers and duties now vested in, or appertaining or be j longing to. that branch of the execu tive department, office, or officer, shall be transferred to such other depart ments. offices, or officers of the State. I now or hereafter created, as may be directed by law. A true copy of Joint Resolution No. 4. ROBERT McAFEE, Secretary of the Commonwealth. Number Five. A JOINT RESOLUTION. I Proposing an amendment to the Con stitution of this Commonwealth In ' accordance with provisions of the eighteenth (XVIII) article thereof. | Section 1. Be it enacted by the Sen iate and House of Representatives of | the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania In ; General Assembly met, and it Is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, i That the following is proposed as an | amendment to the Constitution of the 'Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in ac cordance with the provisions of the i eighteenth (XVIII) article thereof:— AMENDMENT. ! Laws may bp passed providing for a | system t>f registering, transferring. In suring of and guaranteeing land titles .by the State, or by the counties there | of. and for settling and determining | adverse or other claims to and Interests |ln lands the titles to which are so i registered, transferred. Insured, and guaranteed; and for the creation and ; collection of Indemnity funds: and for ; carrying the system and powers here- I by provided for Into effect by such ex . istlng courts as may be designated by the Legislature, and by the establlsh- I ment of such new courts as may be I deemed necessary. In matters arising in and under the operation of such sys tem. judicial powers, with right of ap : peal, may be conferred by the Leglsla- I ture upon county recorders and upon ! other officers by It designated. Such ! laws may provide for continuing the i registering, transferring. Insuring, and 'guaranteeing such titles after the first lor original registration has been per ! fee ted by the court, and provision may !be made for raising the necessarjr i funds for expenses and salaries of ot-i 1 fleers, which stiall be paid out (if the treasury of the several counties. I A true copy of Joint Resolution No. 6. i ROBERT MCAFEE, Secretary of the Commonwealth. Number Six. A JOINT RESOLUTION. Proposing an amendment to section i eight, article nine of the Constitution of Pennsylvania Section 1. Be It resolved by the Sen- i ate and House of Representatives of ! the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania In General Assembly met. That the fol to the Constitution of the Common wealth of Pennsylvania, In accordance with the provisions of the eighteenth ! article thereof. Amendment to Article Nine. Section Eight. Section 2. Amend section eight, ar- i tide nine ot the Constitution of Penn sylvania. which reads as follows: "Section S. The debt of any county, olty. borough, township, school dis trict or other municipality or Incor-1 I porated district, except as herein pro- I vlded, shall never exceed seven per I centum upon the assessed value of the | taxable property therein, nor shall any such municipality or district incur any new debt, or Increase its Indebtedness ! to an amount exceeding two per centum upon such assessed valuation of prop- I erty, without the assent of the elec , tor's thereof at a public election In 1 such manner as shall be provided by law; but any city, the debt of which 1 now exceeds seven per centum of such assessed valuation, may be authorized I by law to increase the same three per ; centum, in the aggregate, at any one time, upon such valuation, except that 'any debt or debts hereinafter Incurred ! by the city and county of Philadelphia i for the construction and development of subways for transit purposes, or for : the construction of wharves and docks, ior the reclamation of land to be used in the construction of a system of ! wharves and docks, as public Improve- I mentß, owned or to be owned by said citv and county of Philadelphia, and ! which .shall yield to the city and county [of Philadelphia current net revenue in iexcess of the Interest on said debt or debts, and of the annual installments ; necessary for the. cancellation of said (debt or debts, ir.ay be excluded In as certaining; the power of the city and county of Philadelphia to become oth erwise indebted: Provided, That a 'sinking-fund for their cancellation i shall be established and maintained," l so as to read as follows: ) Section S. The debt of any county, city, borough, township, school dis trict, or other municipality or incor porated district, except as herein pro vided, shall never exceed seven per centum upon the assessed value of the I taxable property therein, nor shall any isuch municipality or district Incur any new debt, or Increase its Indebtedness Ito an amount exceeding? two per cen . turn upon such assessed valuation of I property, without the assent of the electors thereof at a public election In such manner as shall be provided by law . but any city, the debt of which now exceeds seven per centum of such assessed valuation, may he authorized by law to Increase the Same three per centum in the aggregate, at any one time, upon such valuation; except that any debt or debts hereinafter Incur red by the city and county of Philadel phia for the construction and develop ment of wharves and docks, or the re clamation of land to he used In the construction of a system of wharves and docks, as public Improvements, owned or to be owned by said city and 'county of Philadelphia. and which | shall vleld to the city and county of ! Philadelphia current net revenue in ex- I cess of the interest on said debt or | debts and of the annual installments necessary for the concellation of said I debt or debts, may be excluded lln ascertaining the power of tho I city and county of Philadelphia to br- I come otherwise Indebted: Provided. That such Indebtedness incurred by | the city and county of Philadelphia I shall not at any time, in the aggregate, exceed the sum of twenty-five million dollars for the purpose of Improving jand developing the port of the said 1 city and county, by the condemnation. I purchase, or reclamation or lease of i land on the banks of the Delaware and j Sohulvklll rivers, and land adjacent thereto; the building bulkheads, and the purchase or construction or lease of wharves, docks, sheds, and ware houses, and other buildings and facil ities, necessary tor the establishment and maintenance of railroad and ship ping terminals along the said rivers: and the dredging of the said rivers and docks: Provided. That the said cltv and county shall, at or before the time of so doing, provide for the collection of an annual tax sufficient to pay tho Interest thereon, and also the principal thereof within fifty years from the In curring thereof A true copy of Joint Resolution No. 6 ROBERT MCAFEE. Secretary ot the Commonwealth. 3