2 Docket 1 (1898)

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Vor    II.                                JUL
Criminal Courts of Pennsylvania.
The following valuable reference tables
will show at a glance the dates of the var-
ious Quarter Sessions of the State         during
1898. If errors appear in any of the dates
ouTr subscribers will confer a favor by notify-
ing us.
JULY.
AlleghAny ......4 Philadelphia .. .4 Schuylkill ...... 4
ATGUST.
Perry ..........3Wyomi    ...61Mifflin    .   22
Philadelph2S '. .1 Adams .....16 Tioga .........22
Chester .. ...,. I anester.    15 Venango *....22
Clarilon.. .   Washington ...lb York ...........22
Northampton . 8ifentre ........22 Westmoreland 29
0usquehatth .*
SEPTEMBER.
Allegheny ... .  1sycomlng .....5 Elk ............19
Armstrong . .. .5 Northumberid .5 Forest ........19
Beaver .       Philadelphia ...5 Lebanon..    15....
Bedford.           Schuylkill ...  Merc .....
Bradford   .     Warren .........5 Montour .......15
Butler .......Berke ..........UI Potter .........9
CathbrIa.     9. sucks ........12: Union ........lb
Cameron ..     C Olealeld .......12 Clinton .......2
Erie ........... 3  Crawford .....12 Columbia ...28
Fayette .   .6 Iruntingdon ...12 Dauphin ...2....6
Franklin .       Jefferson.  12 Monroe ........26
Indiana .... _:.:.6 Lawrence ....12 Snyder .........26
Juniata.        Cumberland ..19 Somerset    .20
Lehigh.         Delaware .....19 Sullivan .    2
OCTOBER.
aUPIlRUV  COURT AT PIrT BURG.
Allegheny.     8 Montgomery ...3 Northampton    io'
Blair.........3 Philadelpha .. .3 Lackawana ...17
Fulton    .   3 Wayne ..........3 Pike ...........17
Lur.erne .... 3 Carbon ....   10 York ...........17
McKean ........3 Greene ....   10 Chester ........31
NOVEMBER.
BUPREMX COU'RT AT PHILADRLPIIrA.
Cumberland ....II Lehigh .....-.141 Lancaster ...1
Philadelphia  ...I  Mifflin  .........14  Luzerne  .......21
Schvilkill ......71 Susquehanna .14 Perry ......... 21
Adams ....... .14 Washington ...1  Centre .........28
Cameron ......14 Westmoreland. 11 Lycoming .....28
Clarion ........14 Wyoming.    14 Tioga ..........2S
C.wford ......14 Bedford   .   21 Venango    ..28
Erie..........14 Elk . ........21
DECEMBER.
Allegheny .     Juniata.     .6 Monroe ..12
Armstrong ....S. Montgomery ...51 Northampton .12
Beaver .........5 Northumberl'd .5 Snyder   .   12
Bradford .......5 Philadelphia ... 5 Somerset ......12
Bucks  ..........SI Warren  .........5  Sullivan  ......12
Butler ...... .  Wayne .......... Forest .........19
Cambria ........5 Berks .......12 Lawrence .....1
Columbia.       Clearfeld.       Montour .......19
Delaware.       Huntingdon ... U  Pike ...........19
Fayette ........5 Jefferson ......12 Potter .   19
Franklin'        Lebanon   .12 Union       .    19
Indiana .     5 McKean.
Judge-You aTrie charged with drunkenness
-your face tooke tamiliar to me.
Prisoner (with dglty)-Quite likely, yer
honor; but I don't remember you-I can't
,Seep truck uv &I the fetlers I git drunk with.

'OCKET
Y, 1898.                          No. I.
SUPERIOR COURT OPINIONS.
The City of Chester v, Xary    oiOeoghe-
gan et. al., Appellant1
A magistrate may be given Jurls-
diction of an action .tp reeveT tse
amount Of an assessment fior a mtm-
'icdpal fmprovement by a waiver of
the city's right to recover a penalty,
the amount of the claim being there-
by kept within $300. The same prin-
ciple which permits the waiver of
interest, in order to give a magi-
trate jurledltin, app es with great-
er force to a waiver of a penalty, the
penalty being merely collateral and
foreign to the debt itself.
Charles A. Lagen and J. V. McGeoghegan,
for appellants; A. A. Cochran, city solicitor,
for appellee.
January 18, 1898, opinion by Wickham, J.
-The city of Chester had the right, under
the act of May 23, 1889, P. L. 272, and an
ordinance passed in accordance therewith, to
sue for, and recover from the appellants a
municipal assessment of $220.55, together
with interest and a penalty of five per cenr
um, amounting tn ali to $308.76.
Instead of suing for the latter sum, the
city threw off the penalty, amounting to
$11.02, and brought suit before an alderman
for the debt and interest only, the aggregate
of both being. less than $300. The only
quesion before us is, whether the plaintiff
could give the alderman jurisdiction, by
waiving its right to the penalty, and thus
bringing the claim, below $300, the maximum
amount for which an action could be
brought before the magistrate.
We have no hesitation in holding that this
could legally be done. In Evans vs. HaIll, 45
Pa., 235, it was decided, that while one can-
not by relinquishing a part of his debt give
a justice of the Teace Jurisdietion, he may
accomplish that result by refraining from
claiming interest, the reason assigned being
that the interest is no portion of the
debt proper, but merely an incide**t
thereof.  There is much     stronger rea-
son for saying that the penalty, in
the present case, is no more than an ine'i-

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