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poration to erect their booms on any lands without the
12. The right is reserved to the legislature to alter or Act amendamend this act. But such alteration or amendment shall able. not affect the right of creditors, or impair the vested rights of the corporation.
CHAPTER 190.-AN ACT to amend and re-enact section
six of an act entitled “An act to amend and re-enact
Passed February 28, 1871.
That section six of the act passed February seventeenth, Section
Section 6. The mayor and recorder shall be elected ty Mayor, recorthe citizens of said corporation who may be entitled under der and coun
cilmen, how this act to vote, but these officers shall not reside in the
CHAPTER 191.-AN ACT to incorporate the Charleston
Passed March 1, 1871.
1. J. Brisben Walker, Philip W. Morgan, J. G. Hu- Corporators.
2. That said company is hereby authorized to construct Route of road. street railways in all the streets of Charleston and across Elk river as low down as Two-mile creek of Kanawha river, two miles below Charleston, subject to all the rights and Rights and privileges of this act, and provide everything necessary for privileges of
company. convenient transportation on the same.
3. l'he capital stock of said company shall be twenty Capital stock, thousand dollars, divided into shares of twenty-five dollars ($25) each, and books may be opened by the corporators Subscription or any three of them to receive subscriptions to said capi- books.
the B sich
are to be
tal stock within two years after the passage of this act, at
thereof shall have been actually paid in according to law, When com- said company may organize in the manner provided by the pany may
code of West Virginia in the matter of internal improveorganize.
ment companies. How books
4. The said books shall be opened and the subscriptions
received in the manner prescribed by the code of West opened.
Virginia, prescribing general regulations for the incorpoPowers and ration of railroad companies. The said company shall be liabilities of subject to all the provisions and liabilities, and entitled to company.
all the benefits of said code in matters pertaining thereto
act may vary or be inconsistent therewitħ. Authority to
5. If the capital stock of said company shall be insuffiincrease
cient for the purposes of this act, the said company shall capital stock.
have power and are hereby authorized to increase the same
and sell and convey
6. The said company is required to build two miles of constructed, their road within two years from the passage of this act. when. President and
7. The president and directors of said company are
authorized to make bonds for indebtedness under the seal issue bonds.
of said company for such sums, and payable at such times,
8. The town of Charleston, or the county of Kanawha,
said town or county or townships or either of them shall so
shall be assessed to pay the same. Notice of
Notice of said elections shall be given at least twenty election.
days before the same are held. Act amend
The Legislature reserves the right to alter or repeal this able. act, but the same shall not affect vested rights.
This charter shall continue for one hundred years.
CHAPTER 192.-AN ACT granting a commission to the
Sheriff of Marshall county, on taxes paid into the state
Passed March 1, 1871.
1. The sheriff of Marshall county shall be allowed the Commission usual commission on all taxes paid
into the treasury by allowed the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, by reason of sheriff of such assessment for said county.
county. 2. The auditor is hereby directed to credit the said Auditor to sheriff with the amount of commission herein allowed, ac- credit
said cording to the amount of taxes paid by such railroad com
said company for said county. And the auditor shall issue his mission. warrant on the treasurer in favor of such sheriff for the amount so appearing due him by reason of the commission herein granted.
CHAPTER 193.-AN ACT to amend and re-enact sections
one, two, three and eleven of an act entitled An
Passed March 1, 1871,
Sections one, two, three and eleven of chapter fifty-Sections, seven of the acts of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, are amended. hereby amended and re-enacted so as to read follows:
“1. Th2 townships of Madison, Clay, Union, Centre and How district Webster, in the county of Ohio, and such portions of the constituted. townships of Washington and Ritchie as are included within the corporate limits of the city of Wheeling, in the said county, shall constitute but one school district, to be known as The School District of Wheeling."
” “2. At every annual election for township officers, there Commissionshall be elected in each township, or part of township, of the ers, their elecschool district of Wheeling, one competent person to serve as school commissioner for a term of three years from the first Monday in July succeeding his election, and until his successor is elected and qualified; and the person so elected throughout the district, together with the commissioners already elected for three years, and whose term of office will not expire at the close of the present school year,
shall constitute a board of education for the district to be denominated “ Board of Education of the Board of School District of Wheeling.” The terms of office of the education. members of the present board of education shall, cease with the expiration of the time for which they were respectively elected. And wherever thereafter in other sections of said act the word townships words “or part of township” shall be inserted.”
Commission- “3. At the first annual election for township officers
the township of Ritchie, embraced within the corporate
son receiving the highest number of votes to serve for Their term of three years, the person receiving the next highest number office. of votes to serve for two years, and the person receiving
the next lower number of votes to serve for one year; and
tion of said act relating to the school district of Wheeling. Apportion
And it shall be lawful for the board of education of the ment of rep- said city of Wheeling to provide by appointment for the resentation in representation of the sub-district of Ritchie in the said said district.
board, until said school commissioners of that sub-district
Assesment for “11. It shall be the duty of the board of education
practicable the amount of money necessary, in addition to
district; provided that no more than four mills on the dolProviso.
lar valuation of said taxable property shall be assessed in
amount collected under the assessment last named shall be Building fund known as the “Building Fund.” The assessment made
under the provisions of this section shall be collected by
The amounts thus collected shall severally be certified by
the collecting officer to the clerk of the board of educa-
CHAPTER 194.-AN ACT to amend the law relative to real shing
estate hereafter sold for taxes. t porta.
Passed March 1, 1871.
When any real estate has been, since the formation of Title of the this state, or shall be hereafter sold for the non-payment estate hereof taxes thereon, and purchased for and vested in the state, after sold for
and become irredeemable, or forfeited to and vested in the the non-payyere state, and the same, or any part thereof, shall be hereafter e il sold, in the name of any person who has been charged on purchaser econds the assessors' books with taxes on such real estate, for the after obtain
non-payment of taxes thereon, and purchased by any per- causing same ne son, and not redeemed within one year from such sale to be recorded zu find thereof, and he or his heirs or assigns shall obtain a deed
therefor and cause it to be admitted to record, so that, but
ment of taxes vested in the
CHAPTER 195.-An act authorizing the sale of certain
Passed March 1, 1871.
Authority for Independent German Evangelical Protestant Church," or trustees to sell their successors, are hereby authorized and empowered to certain
church sell and convey said lot No. 103, and make, execute, and
perty. deliver proper deed or deeds of conveyance to the purchager.