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Fine for default the privilege, shall do any act, or follow any employment or in payment of
business in the said city, upon which the council are or shall be authorized to impose a tax, to any fine or imprisonment which they are or may be authorized to impose or inflict for the enforcement of their ordinances.”
Establish and regulate markets,
Authority of “25. The council shall have authority, within said city, to council to grant licenses, grant all such licenses as are authorized by the first and
second sections of chapter thirty-two of the Code of West Virginia, where the act, occupation, or business for which such state license is necessary to be done or carried on in said city, and to establish an assize of bread and other things; to establish and regulate markets in and for said city; to prescribe the time and places for holding the same, and what articles shall be sold only in said markets during market hours; to provide suitable buildings for said markets, and to regulate the repting of stalls therein and the rents thereon, and to ordain and enforce such regulations respecting the said markets as, in their opinion, the convenience or interests of the inhabitants of said city may require. They shall fur
ther have power to ordain and enforce such regulations as and prevent
shall be necessary or proper to prevent forestalling or reforestalling and
grating." Recorder; his “32. The said council shall, annually, elect a recorder of aud jurisdiction, said city, who shall be a conservator of the peace therein,
and have and exercise therein all the criminal and police powers and duties which a justice of the said county of Wood may legally exercise. He shall have exclusive original jurisdiction to hear and determine all complaints for violation of the laws or ordinances of said city. He shall issue his warrant to summon or apprehend the persons charged therewith; and to impose such penalty and punishments as are prescribed by said laws and ordinances. He shall have exclusive and original jurisdiction to hear and determine all actions for money claimed by or from said city, when the amount does not exceed one hundred dollars. And in the event the said recorder of said city is, from any cause, disabled from acting, the
mayor may, in his place and stead, exercise all the powers of able, mayor may
recorder of said city. Provided, that in all cases where a fine is imposed or a judgment rendered for an amount ex
ceeding ten dollars, or the party is imprisoned for a term Appeal from re- greater than ten days, an appeal may be taken from any
If recorder un
such decision upon the same terms and conditions that appeals are taken from the judgnient of a justice.”
2. The aforesaid act is hereby further amended by adding at the end thereof the following:
“39. The said city, and the taxable persons and property Exemption from therein, shall be exempt from the payment of any poor tax, and from contributing for any county expenses for the poor, for any year in which said city shall, at its own expense, provide for its own poor.”
“40. The city infirmary and hospital and grounds are here- Certain property by exempted from all state, county and township taxation.”
"41. The election for mayor and council for said city shall Annual election. be held annually, on the Saturday after the first Monday in each year, and their term of office shall commence on the Terms of office. third Monday of January in each year, and shall continue for one year, or until their successors shall be elected and qualified.”
“42. The council shall have power to fix upon the places of Places of voting. voting in said city for all city elections, and to alter and change the same, as they may deem best for the convenience of the voters thereot."
Persons not to vote unless taxes
person shall be allowed to vote at any election held for said city who shall not have actually paid all assessments paid. and taxes due from him to said city for any year prior to said election.”
"44. Power is hereby given to said mayor and city council Ordinances. to pass all necessary laws and ordinances, to carry into effect the provisions of this act, and to enforce the faithful performance of the same."
"45. All acts and parts of acts in conflict with the provisions Inconsistent acts of this act are hereby repealed.”
CHAPTER 14.-An ACT to amend and re-enact section 32 of
Passed February 7, 1870.
Section thirty two of chapter forty-five of the code of Wes Virginia is hereby amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows:
“ 32. Every teacher shall, before entering on his duties, take an oath to support the constitution and laws of the United States and of this state, and to faithfully discharge his duties as such teacher to the best of his ability. Said oath may be administered by the county superintendent, or
person authorized to administer oaths.”
Oath prescribed for teachers.
CHAPTER 15.-An ACT to amend and re-enact section 3,
chapter 119, Code of West Virginia.
Passed February 7, 1870. WHEREAS, Among other measures for the protection and safety of the loyal people of this state, the legislature, on the fourteenth day of February, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, wisely and justly passed an act, entitled “An Act in relation to the oaths of attorneys-at-law,” the provisions of which act have been incorporated into section three, chapter one hun. dred and nineteen, of the code of West Virginia ; and, whereas, from frequent evasions of the law, and from a change of circumstances since the passage thereof, the same has become, in a great measure, inoperative and of little use; therefore, Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
Section three of chapter one hundred and nineteen of the code of West Virginia is hereby amended and re-enacted so
as to read as follows: Oaths prescribed "3. Every attorney-at-law shall, before each court in which for attorneys-at
he proposes to practice, take the following oath, that is to say: If he be a resident of this state, an oath to support the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the state of West Virginia, and to honestly demean himself in the practice of the law, and to the best of his ability execute his office of attorney-at-law; and if he be not a resident of
this state, an oath to support the constitution of the United States, and to honestly demean himself in the practice of the law, and to the best of his ability execute his office of attorney-at-law."
CHAPTER 16.--An ACT amending section 8 of chapter 135
of the Code, relating to docket of the Supreme Court.
Passed February 7, 1870,
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the eighth section of chapter one hundred and thirtyfive of the code of West Virginia is amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows: “8. It shall be the duty of the clerk to classify and arrange Docket to be ar
ranged by cirthe cases according to the several judicial circuits of the cuits. state, so that the causes from each circuit shall together constitute a separate class; and upon the filing of the records herein before mentioned, he shall docket the appeal in its Order of docketappropriate class, in the order in which the records are filed; of which classification and arrangement of the docket the
Arrangement of clerk shall give notice for four successive weeks, in two news. docket to be pubpapers published at the seat of government of the state, prior to the first day of each session of the court; for the costs of which said publications he shall draw upon the auditor for payment."
CHAPTER 17.-An ACT to extend the time for paying claims
named in chapter 116, acts of 1867.
Passed February 7, 1870.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia :
That the governor be authorized to continue the payment Time extended of claims appropriated for by chapter one hundred and six- until September teen, acts of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, until the thirtieth day of September, eighteen hundred and seventy.
CHAPTER 18.-An ACT to authorize the trustees of the Dis-
Passed February 7, 1870.
1. The trustees of the Disciples' church of West Liberty, in Ohio county, are authorized to sell their church, the Disciples' church, and lot, located in said town of West Liberty, and convey the same.
How proceeds to 2. The money arising from the sale of said church to be be applied.
expended in erecting another church in said town of West Liberty, for the use and benefit of said Disciples' church.
Consent to purchase by United States.
CHAPTER 19-An ACT granting the consent of the state of
West Virginia to the purchase, by the United States, of
Passed February 7, 1870.
1. That the consent of the state of West Virginia is hereby given to the purchase, by the United States, of one or more pieces of land, situated in the city of Parkersburg, not exceeding one acre in quantity, on which to erect a building for the accommodation of the custom house, post-office, United States
courts, and internal revenue offices, and the said United Ownership and States shall have, hold, use, occupy, and own the said land land purchased." or lands when purchased, and exercise jurisdiction and con
trol over the same and every part thereof, subject to the restrictions hereinafter mentioned.
Cession of jurisdiction to United States
2. The jurisdiction of the state of West Virginia in and over the said land or lands mentioned in the foregoing section, when purchased by the United States, shall be, and the
same is hereby ceded to the United States ; provided, howto continue while ever, that the jurisdiction hereby ceded shall continue no Land are staned longer than the United States shall own the said land or
by United .