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CHESTNUT HILL, PHILA., PA.
PENNSYLVANIA FORESTRY ASSOCIATION,
TORE forest fires, more financial losses in Forest Fires...
VI property, homes and industries wrecked, Fifty Dollars Reward ............................... Arbor Day...............
and many thousand trees checked in Report of the Adirondack Committee.... Forestry in Massachusetts.....
their growth or destroyed by devouring flame is President Roosevelt on Forest Preservation
the record for Pennsylvania in the spring of Forest Growth at Wildwood, N. J.. State Reservations...........
1903. To the citizen whose home, mill or oilThe Forest at the Natural Bridge, Virginia. Forestry Work at Mont Alto...
well went down as the result of forest fire, and to A Well-Merited Compliment......
the owner of woodlands whose future possible A Forestry Course at the University of Michigan Levees and Reforestation..
returns for money invested are destroyed, there New Publications...............
is small satisfaction in the knowledge that there -
are laws on the statute-books of Pennsylvania Subscription, $1.00 per Year.
providing penalties for setting fire to forests and The attention of Nurserymen and others is called to the advantages! making provision for discovering the culprits, as of FOREST LEAVES as an advertising medium. Rates will be fur.
well as for checking the conflagrations. Even nished on application.
with the best of laws, rigidly enforced, the
State cannot expect entire immunity from forest The Pennsylvania Forestry Association,
fires ; but the problem is to know which of the FOUNDED IN JUNE, 1886,
designated officials were derelict and by whom Labors to disseminate information in regard to the necessity and their full duty was performed. We are as methods of forest culture and preservation, and to secure the enact
| anxious to praise the latter as to condemn the ment and enforcement of proper forest protective laws, both State and National.
former. When a man accepts official position, Annual membership fee, One dollar.
and especially where he seeks it, he is very propLife membership, Fifteen dollars. Neither the membership nor the work of this Association is intended to be limited to the State of Pennsylvania, Persons desiring to become
| he does only his duty, we are pleased to commend members should send their names to A. B. Weimer, Chairman Membership Committee, 512 Walnut Street, Phila.
him. But no limit of condemnation is justified President, John Birkinbine.
Vice-Presidents, Wm. 8. Harvey, James C. Haydon, Albert Lewis, in discussing the failure of one who, having striven Richard Wood.
for an office, wilfully neglects its duties. General Secretary, Dr. Joseph T. Rothrock. Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. John P. Lundy.
The warm, sunny days of spring, which dry Recording Secretary, F. L. Bitler. Treasurer, Charles E. Pancoast.
| the leaves of the preceding fall, are the times Council-at-Large, Mrs. Brinton Coxe, Dr. Alfred L. Elwyn, Charles | when those to whose care the protection of forests Hewett.
Finance, W. S. Harvey, Chairman; William L. Elkins, Dr. Henry M. Fisher, W. W. Frazier, Charles E. Pancoast, and J. Rodman Paul. Membership, Albert B. Weimer, Chairman: Mrs. George F. Baer,
| fact that so many large fires devastated, practically Edwin Swift Balch, Hon. Lucien W. Doty. Charles W. Freedley, Dr. J. T. Rothrock, W. W. Scranton, Dr. Samuel Wolfe, and Hon. S. P. Wolverton.
| State indicates that some of the officials were Law, Hon. w.N. Ashman, Chairman; Henry Budd, Charles Hewett, and John A. Siner.
J. B. Publication, John Birkinbine, Chairman; F. L. Bitler, Alfred Pas
* * * * * chall, and Harrison Souder.
Work, Mrs. Brinton Coxe, Chairman; Mrs. George T. Heston, Miss As this issue of FOREST LEAVES goes to press,
m the President of the United States is homeward County Organisation, Samuel Marshall, Chairman; Eugene Ellicott, bound from an extended tour, embracing princiJames C. Haydon, Dr. J. Newton Hunsberger, and Richard Wood.
OFFICE OF THE AssociATION, 1012 WALNUT ST., PHILADELPHIA. 'pally the Central and Western States an rro
ries. He has visited mountains and plains, fertile have gone to their eternal rest. We may truly valleys and desert wastes, growing fields and mourn the loss we have sustained, but the memory forests; he has seen great water-courses in flood of our co-laborers should inspire us to greater and the beds of large streams nearly dry.
T. B. In a succession of addresses, he has taken advantage of what appears to be every opportunity
Pennsylvania Forestry Legislation. to impress upon his hearers the necessity and importance of preserving and protecting forests,
TN our last issue we gave the text of H. R. advancing irrigation interests and conserving
Bills Nos. 44 and 47 ; the former conferring stream-flow.
upon persons employed in caring for forestry Judging the President by his strongly-expressed
reservations the powers of a constable to arrest, views, by his approval of Congressional acts and with
ind without warrant, persons breaking the laws on · by his official messages, he may be considered in these reservations or lands adiacent, and the latter the forefront of forestry advocates ; and, with a authorizing the appointment of a Deputy Forestry leader so pronounced, the movement to protect
Commissioner and an additional clerk; both of our remaining forests and propagate new growths
these acts having passed the Legislature, and been should make rapid advances.
approved by the Governor. While such a condition is gratifying and en
Mention was also made of H. R. Bill No. 138 ; couraging, it calls upon the friends of forestry to
this was amended, passed by the Legislature, and use discretion in all efforts to advance it. The
is now a law. The act is as follows: knowledge that the Legislatures and Governors of Pennsylvania and other States, the Congress and
House Bill No. 138. the President of the United States, have shown
An Act to limit the amount of money expended an appreciation of forestry may fairly be assumed
each year, by the State Forestry Reservation as indicating that any well-considered action for
on for Commission in the purchase of lands for the the protection of forests and for the creation of
Commonwealth. forest reserves may be expected to have strong
pected to have strong SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That from and official support. But efforts to use the cause of
the cause of after the passage of this act, the amount of money forest improvement for political or individual gain
| expended by the State Forestry Reservation Comor commercial advantage will result in disaster to
mission for the purchase of lands in any one fiscal forestal advancement.
year shall not exceed the sum of three hundred While welcoming the support of all influences
thousand dollars : Provided, That contracts herewhich will advance the interest of forestry, we
tofore made for the purchase of land by the State owe to these influences the assurance that the friends
Forestry Reservation Commission shall not be of forestry are on the alert to prevent the move
affected by this act. All proceeds derived from ment becoming a partisan factor or the lever to
the lands purchased by the said Commission shall advance personal interests.
be paid into the State Treasury, and shall be held
as a special fund, and shall be paid by the State SINCE the last issue of FOREST LEAVES, the
Treasurer to the said Commission, from time to Council of the Pennsylvania Forestry Association
time, upon warrants drawn by the Commissioner has lost, by death, two of its most active mem
em- of Forestry and countersigned by the Auditorbers, Mr. Theodore D. Rand, of Radnor, Dela
la General, for the purpose of assisting in defraying ware County, and Mr. Jos. W. Johnson, of Phila
the necessary expenses of protecting and improvdelphia. Both of these true men had shown by
n by ing the said lands, or for the purchase of addipronounced devotion their interest in the cause of
tional land. forestry, and both had been prominent among
Sec. 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent those whose counsel and advice were most potent herewith are hereby repealed. in guiding the Association in its work.
Approved the 15th day of April, A.D., 1903. The death of two such able champions will
SAMUEL W. PENNYPACKER. prove a severe loss to their fellow-workers, but others must now come forward to take up the
! There was also another act, known as H. R. duties and fill the places left vacant by our de-No. 261. which was introduced in the Legislature. parted friends. The efforts of the friends of for- and is now a law. reading : estry are not for the present, but for the future; few, if any, who read these lines will be spared to
House Bill No. 361. see the full beneficence of their efforts, and this An Act to empower the Commissioner of Forwork will not cease because two of its best friends' estry and the Forestry Reservation Commission
to give street railway companies the privilege to
Senate Bill No. 329. construct, maintain and operate their lines of rail
An Act making an appropriation for the erection way over, along and upon public highways within,
and fitting of a sanatorium, and for the mainteor bordering on, forest reservations owned by the
nance thereof, on the State Forestry Reservation, Commonwealth.
at Mont Alto, in Franklin or Adams Counties, SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the Com
and authorizing the Commissioner of Forestry to missioner of Forestry and the Forestry Reserva
make and enforce rules and regulations governing tion Commission are hereby authorized and em
the same. powered to give to street railway companies, duly SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That immediincorporated under the laws of this Common-ately after the passage of this act the Commis. wealth, upon such terms and subject to suchsioner of Forestry shall select a suitable site for restrictions and regulations as said Commissioner the erection of a sanatorium for poor consumpand Commission may deem proper, the privilege tives within the bounds of the State Forestry to construct, maintain and operate their lines of Reservation, located near Mont Alto, in Franklin railway over, along and upon public highways, County. He shall have authority to select and now laid out and in actual use, which lie within decide upon a design for said sanatorium, and the or border on any forest reservations, now owned material out of which it shall be constructed, and or hereafter to be acquired by the Commonwealth, shall have full power to make contracts for its whenever, in the judgment of the said Commis construction ; but he shall make no contracts in sioner and Commission, the interests of the Com
excess of the appropriation herein named, the tomonwealth in the said reservations shall be bene
tal cost of the said sanatorium and its maintenance fited thereby.
for the two fiscal years, beginning June ist, one Approved the 15th day of April, A.1)., 1903. thousand nine hundred and three, shall not exceed SAMUEL W. PENNYPACKER. the sum of eight thousand dollars.
Sec. 2. For the purpose of carrying out the Two other acts which have just been approved provisions of this act the sum of eight thousand are House Bill No. 33 and Senate Bill No. 329. dollars is hereby specifically appropriated out of House Bill No. 33.
any moneys in the State Treasury not otherwise
appropriated, the said appropriation to be paid by An Act directing the Commissioner of Forestry | the State Treasurer upon warrants drawn by the to erect buildings on the Mont Alto Reservation, Auditor-General, from time to time, as the work or to purchase lands and buildings adjacent to the progresses, upon specifically itemized vouchers said reservation, wherein to provide instruction in approved by the Commissioner of Forestry and forestry, to prepare forest wardens for the proper the Governor. care of the State Forestry Reservation lands, and Sec. 3. That after the completion of said sanamaking an appropriation therefor.
torium the same shall be under the control and SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the Com management of the Commissioner of Forestry, missioner of Forestry is hereby directed, under the who is hereby empowered to take control of said advice of the State Forestry Reservation Commis sanatorium and make and enforce such rules and sion, to purchase suitable buildings and lands adja regulations in relation thereto, and the use thereof, cent to the Mont Alto State Forestry Reservation, as in his judgment shall be deemed best and proper. or to erect buildings on said Reservation, at a cost | Approved the 15th day of May, A.D., 1903. not to exceed six thousand dollars, and to establish
SAMUEL W. PENNYPACKER. and provide therein and on said Reservation practical instruction in Forestry, to prepare forest war | For a long time the Bureau of Forestry has dens for the proper care of the State Forestry been urging State investigations of forest lands. Reservation lands, the said instruction not to cost California has appropriated $15,000 for an exama sum exceeding ten thousand dollars for the two ination of the forests of the State. A report on fiscal years ending June ist, one thousand nine the forests of Texas has been prepared, under hundred and five ; and the sum of sixteen thousand direction of the bureau, and will probably form dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is
the basis for forest legislation in that State. Two hereby appropriated out of moneys not otherwise
years ago an examination of the forests of Verappropriated for said purposes, to be paid by war mont was made, and the work was continued more rant drawn by the Auditor-General upon resolution recently by Prof. C. D. Howe. New Hampshire, of the State Forestry Reservation Commission. alarmed by the heavy cutting in the White MounApproved the 13th day of May, A.)., 1903. tains, has appropriated $5000 for an examination
SAMUEL W. PENNYPACKER. I of that region, and other States may ask for help.