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CHAPTER 5.-An ACT authorizing the Adjutant General to
procure cases for the preservation of the war flags of the West Virginia Regiments.
Passed February 1, 1870.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
1. The adjutant general is hereby authorized to procure Authority to cases, with glass fronts, for the preservation of the war flags of the West Virginia Regiments.
2. The sum of fifty dollars, or so much thereof as is neces- $50 appropriated. sary for the purpose, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay for the same, and the adjutant general is hereby authorized to issue his warrant on the auditor for the said amount.
CHAPTER 6.-An ACT fixing the times of commencement of
terms of the Circuit Courts in the Eighth Judicial Circuit.
Passed February 2, 1870.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
1. The terms of the circuit courts of the counties compos- Terms of court in ing the eighth judicial circuit shall hereafter commence as follows:
For the county of Lewis, on the first day of March and Lewis. May, and the third day of November;
For the county of Upshur, on the seventeenth day of March, Upshur. May, and October;
For the county of Braxton, on the first day of April, June, Braxton. and September;
For the county of Clay, on the thirteenth day of April and Clay. June, and the fifteenth day of September;
For the county of Webster, on the twenty-second day of Webster. April and June, and the twenty-fourth day of September.
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Townships authorized to subscribe.
CHAPTER 7.-An ACT to authorize certain townships in the
county of Monongalia to subscribe to the capital stock of
Psssed February 2, 1870.
1. The townships on the east side of the Monongahela river, in the county of Monongalia, are hereby empowered and authorized to subscribe to the capital stock of the Uniontown and West Virginia railroad company, (duly chartered by the Legislature of Pennsylvania, the following sums respectively, to-wit: the township of Clinton, twenty thousand dollars; the township of Morgan, sixty thousand dollars; and the township of Union, thirty thousand dollars; in the manner and upon the conditions hereinafter named.
Question of subscription to be submitted to Voters.
2. The question of making said subscriptions shall be submitted to the legal voters of said townships, at an election to be held on the third Saturday of March, eighteen hundred
and seventy, at the usual places of voting in said townships, Notice of elec. and conducted in the same manner, and by the same officers,
as provided by law for general elections; of which election not less than twenty days' notice shall be given in one or more newspapers published in said county.
3. Poll-books shall be provided by the election officers, in which the names of those voting shall be registered. Ballots shall be prepared, on which the wish of the voter shall be ex
pressed by the words, "for the subscription," or "against the Majority to de- subscription," as the case may be, and a majority of the votes
cast shall determine the question of subscription; which ma
jority, with the number of votes cast for and against subCertificate and scription, shall be certified to the board of supervisors of said
county, who shall cause the same to be entered of record. Subscription, if 4. If at said election a majority of the votes cast in said made by super- townships or either of them, shall be for said subscription,
then the said sum or sums shall be subscribed to the capital stock of said railroad company, on behalf of said township or townships, by the supervisor and clerk thereof; provided, however, that the amount so subscribed shall be expended by said company within said county,
ordered, to be
visor and clerk.
Issue of town. ship bouds.
5. To provide for the payment of any subscription made under this act, the supervisor and clerk of each of the town. ships subscribing shall issue bonds, coupon or registered, under their official signatures and the geal of their towuship, payable within twenty years, and bearing not more than seven Rate of interest. per centum per annum interest, and said bonds shall be ex
Exemption from empt from taxation by townships or incorporated towns or taxation. villages.
6. It shall be the duty of the supervisor and clerk of each Assessment and of the townships so subscribing, from time to time, to cause taxes 10 pay to be assessed and colle.:ted as other township taxes are assessed and collected, with like compensation and power to the officer collecting the same, taxes upon all property, real and personal, within their township, subject to taxation for state purposes, to an amount sufficient to provide for the payment of the principal and interest of said bonds within said time.
7. The voters of each township so subscribing shall elect Commissioner to
vote towuship at the regular township election one commissioner, who shall stock, gire bond in a penalty not exceeding five thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful and honest discharge of his duties, to be approved by the supervisor and clerk of his township, and said commissioner shall represent the stock of said railroad company owned by the township, at all official meetings of the stockholders of said company.
CHAPTER 8.-An ACT to prescribe the time of holding the
Courts in the First Judicial Circuit.
Passed February 2, 1870.
The terms of the circuit court for the first judicial circuit, Terms of courts instead of the times now prescribed by law, shall be as follows:
For the county of Ohio, on the first Tuesday in March, Ohio. June, and November;
For the county of Hancock, on the second Tuesday in Hancock. April, September, and December;
For the county of Brooke, on the third Tuesday in April, Brooke. September, and December;
For the county of Marshall, on the first Tuesday in May, Marshall. October, and January.
ated to refund certain taxes.
CHAPTER 9.-An ACT refunding certain taxes to the estate of Eli Heaton, deceased, late sheriff of Ritchie county.
Passed February 3, 1870. Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia: $219.60 appropri- 1. That the sum of two hundred and forty-nine dollars and
sixiy cents is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, to refund to the estate of Eli Heaton, deceased, late sheriff of Ritchie county, one hundred and fifty dollars state taxes, and fifty doliars state school taxes, the amount assessed against the Baltimore and Ohio railroad company for the year eighteen hundred and sixtyfive, and paid by the said Heaton, sheriff, into the treasury of the state, and which were afterwards paid into the treasury by said company under its compromise with the state, and to pay the interest on said sum from December fifteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-five.
Auditor anthor- 2. The auditor is hereby directed to issue his warrant on the izeil to issue warrant,
treasury for the said amount, to Thomas E. Davis, administrator of the said estate.
CHAPTER 10.-An ACT authorizing the Supervisors of Har
rison county to order a road claim paid to George W.
Passed February 3, 187,
The supervisors of Harrison county are hereby authorized to order the payment of a certain road claim to George W. Teter, if they think it expedient to do so.
Authority to order pưyment of claim.
CHAPTER 11.-An ACT authorizing the trustees of the Meth
odist Episcopal Church in Carroll township, Lincoln county, to sell and convey their church property.
Passed February 3, 1870. Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia : Authority to sell. The trustees of the Methodist Episcopal church in Carroll
township, Lincoln county, are hereby authorized to sell and convey their church property, situated on Mud river, near the town of Hamlin, in said county.
CHAPTER 12.-An ACT to provide for selling a part of a
church lot in Harrison county.
Passed February 4, 1870.
The board of trustees of the Methodist Episcopal church Authority to sell in West Milford circuit, located in Harrison county, West Virginia (the church being known as the Pattison chapel), are hereby authorized to sell a part of the lot on which the said church stands; that part lying on the east side and north end of said church building, and convey the same to the iguated. purchaser.
Part of lot des
CHAPTER 13.-An ACT to amend the charter of the city of
Passed February 7, 1870.
1. The fifteenth, twenty-fifth, and thirty-second sections of sections amendan act entitled “An Act to reduce into one the several acts incorporating the city of Parkersburg, in the county of Wood,” passed by the General Assembly of Virginia, March seventeenth. eighteen hundred and sixty, are hereby ainended and re-enacted so as to read as follows:
tion of taxes.
"15. The council shall have authority to levy and collect Authority of an annual tax on the real estate, personal property, and l.evy and collectitheables in the said city, and upon all other subjects of tax. Suljects of taxaation under the several laws of the state, including hank stocks, whether owned by persons residing within the limits of said city or not, gas companies, insurance companies, building associations loaning money, and other incorporated companies; provided, that said tax does not exceed one per Limit to rate of centum of the assessed value of said property, or the sum of two dollars upon every titheable therein, and not exceeding, in other respects, the amounts for which the same subjects are taxed for state purposes; to impose a tax upon all licenses Taxes on licenses for which a tax is now or may hereafter be imposed for state purposes, in addition to the tax paid the state, which said taxes are to be for the use of said city. And the council shall have authority to subject any person or persons who, without having paid the tax imposed by the said council for