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Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

1. That the corporation of the town of Harrisville Town of Harbe allowed to issue bonds to the amount of ten thousand ized to issue dollars, said bonds running not less than one nor more what amount. than twenty years, and bearing interest at four per cent. Rate of interper annum; and that said corporation be allowed to bor-est. row money by using said bonds as collateral security, or to raise money by selling said bonds; and that said corporation be allowed, in either event, to invest the For what purmoney raised as aforesaid in leasing lands for oil and bf bonds to be

poses proceeds gas purposes; or in the purchase of an oil or gas well; or for the purpose of drilling a well for oil and gas; and that said corporation have the power to lease lands or buy a well or drill a well for the purposes aforesaid; said gas, if any, derived from well drilled or purchased, to be utilized by the corporation of Ilarrisville and the money derived from the sale to be applied to the payment of said bonds.

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debtedness.

2. Including existing indebtedness, the indebtedness Extent of inof the said town of Harrisville incurred under this act, shall not exceed five per centum of the taxable property of the said town of Harrisville, to be ascertained by the last assessment made for state and county taxes next before the incurring of this indebtedness.

levied to pay

interest. Interest to be

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3. The council of said town of Harrisville shall pro- Direct tax to be vide for the collection of a direct tax sufficient to pay principal and the interest on such indebtedness and the principal thereof within and not exceeding twenty years.

The paid semi-aninterest on such bonds shall be paid semi-annually; and

Payment of the said council shall provide for the payment of said principal. bonds within the said twenty years, and may establish a

Sinking fund. sinking fund for the purpose.

4. The said town of Harrisville is further em- Authorized to powered to operate any gas or oil well coming into its operate gas or ownership by virtue of this act. Before levying any tax to pay off the said bonds, or to pay the interest on the same, it shall apply all the profits from any gas or

applied. oil well operated by it to the payment of the same. The said council shall by by-laws and regulations manage Council to and control the said gas or oil wells, and shall have power to contract for the sale of gas or oil, either to the inhab-erated by them. itants of said town or to any person or corporation. All profits arising from the sale of gas or oil, either to Purposes to

which profits the inhabitants of said town or to any person or corpora- of such operation, shall belong to said town of Harrisville; and after tion to be used. the paying off of all indebtedness, shall be used for pub

Profits of; how

manage oil and gas wells op

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lic improvement, or such other purposes as may be of general benefit to said town.

Council em-
powered to
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through the
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bonds hereunder to be

the voters of said twn.

3. The said council is further empowered to pipe gas through the said town of Harrisville for the use of all

persons residing in the said town; and may invest such purposeso now part of the said sum of ten thousand dollars herein procost of paid. vided for as it deems proper in the drilling of a gas well,

purchase of machinery, pipes, regulators, separators,

etc., as it may deem proper. Question of

6. Before the council of the said corporation of Har

risville shall have power to act by virtue of this chapsubmitted to ter, it shall submit the question of the issuing of said

bonds to the qualified voters of the said town. At least

four weeks before the election to take the sense of Notice of such the voters as to the proposed issue of bonds, the

the mayor of the town of Harrisville shall issue his proclamation to the voters of said town, notifying them of the time and places of holding the same, and the object and purpose thereof, and such proclamation shall be inserted once for four weeks next previous to the day designated for said election in the different newspapers published in the said town, and posted for a like period at the front door of the court house and at three or more other public places in the town of Harrisville.

7. The election shall be by ballot; and those voting in favor of the issuing of the said bonds, shall have printed or written on their ballots the words “For bonds," and those voting against the issuing thereof shall have printed or written on their ballots the words

'Against bonds.” The said election shall be superintended, conducted and the result thereof ascertained and declared by the officers who were appointed to con duct, ascertain and declare the result of the last general election in Union district of Ritchie county, West Vir

ginia, in which is located said town of Harrisville. All General elec- the provisions of the election laws of this state, so far tion law to ap- as they are applicable, shall be in force and govern such

election.

If a majority of the votes cast at said election be for the issuing of said bonds, then the council of Harrisville shall have power to issue said bonds and proceed under and by virtue of this act.

WILLIAM SEYMOUR EDWARDS, Speaker of the House of Delegates.

Ballots therefor

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Jlow election to be conducted, etc.

, how far

WM. G. WORLEY,

President of the Senate.

STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA,
OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE,

February 28, 1895.
I certify that the foregoing act, having been presented
to the governor for his approval, and not having been
returned by him to the house of the legislature in which
it originated within the time prescribed by the consti-
tution of this state, has become a law without his ap-
proval.

W. E. CHILTON,
Secretary of State.

[NOTE BY THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES. The foregoing act takes effect at the expiration of ninety days after its passage.]

(House Bill No. 302.)

CHAPTER 67.

AN ACT to amend and re-enact section three of chap

ter forty-eight of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-one.

[Passed February 22, 1895. ]

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

Town of New

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How chosen.

3. The officers of said town shall be a mayor, two Cumberland; councilmen from each ward who shall be and continue residents of said ward, a sergeant, a clerk, a street commissioner, and assessor. The mayor shall be elected by the qualified voters of the town, and the councilmen by the qualified voters of the respective wards, and together they shall constitute the council of said town.

The other officers in this section named shall be ap- Appointive pointed by the council. The offices of sergeant and officers. street commissioner, and of clerk and assessor, shall not be deemed incompatible. No person shall be eligible to any office unless he be a tax payer of the town, and a

Who may hold qualified voter, and unless he has resided therein for at least six months before his election or appointment.

office.

(Approved February 22, 1895.)

[NOTE BY THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES. The foregoing act takes effect from its passage, twothirds of the members elected to each house, by a vote taken by yeas and nays, having so directed.]

(Senate Bill No. 56.)

CHAPTER 68.

AN ACT establisbing the county of Mingo.

[Passed January 23, 1895. ]

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

ines,

Mingo county 1. So much of the county of Lozan as is included established out within the following boundary lines, to wit: Beginning county.

on the Tug fork of Sandy river where the county line of

said county of Logan and county of Wayne of said state of Boundary

West Virginia intersect the state line between the states of West Virginia and Kentucky, and thence in a northerly direction, with the county line of said counties of Logan and Wayne, to where the line of the county of Lincoln of said state of West Virginia intersects said line; and thence, still in a northerly direction, with the county lines of said counties of Logan and Lincoln, to where said line crosses the ridge between the waters of the left fork of Twelve Pole creek and the waters of the Guyandotte river; and thence, in an easterly direction with said divding ridge, around the heads of the left fork and right fork of Twelve Poie creek; continuing with said ridge and connecting with the ridge that divides the waters of Twelve Pole creek and the waters of Island creek; and continuing with said ridge in a southerly direction to where it unites with the ridge between the waters of Island creek and the waters of Pigeon creek; and continuing with the ridge between the waters of Island creek and the waters of Pigeon creek to heads of said creeks, where said dividing ridge unites with the ridge between the waters of Main Island creek and the waters of the Horse Pen fork of Gilbert's creek; thence, in a northerly direction with the ridge between the waters of the Horse Pen fork of Gilbert's creek on the one side and the waters of Island creek, Rich creek and Rockhouse creek on the other side, to the head or upper end of the ridge between the waters of Rockhouse creek and Sand Lick branch and the waters of Silvery branch; thence, down the ridge, to the head of the ridge between Deep ford branch and Laurel branch; thence, down said ridge, to Guayandotte river; thence, crossing said river where the lower point of the ridge on the lower side of Spice creek comes to the river; thence, leaving the river and up said ridge on the lower side of Spice creek, to where it intersects the ridge between Spice creek and Leatherwood creek, and thence, up and

along said dividing ridge, to the county line between the counties of Logan and Wyoming; and thence, with said county line in a southerly direction, to where said county line intersects the county line between the counties of Logan and McDowell; and thence, with said county line of Logan and McDowell, to the state line between the states of West Virginia and Virginia; the same being the Tug fork of Sandy river; thence, down the Tug fork of Sandy river, the same being the county line of Logan county, to the beginning, --shall form one district and new county, which shall be called and known by the name of Mingo county.

2. The said new county shall be attached to and con- Made part of stitute a part of the Third congressional district, the gressional disEighth judicial circuit, and the Seventh senatorial district, Eighth trict of this state, until otherwise provided by law.

3. All district officers within the bounds of said new All district officounty at the date of the passage of this act, shall re-cers in new main in office for the term for which they were severally elected, and until their successors are elected and qualified according to law.

cuit, and Seventh senatorial district.

county to remain in otlice.

4. J. K. Anderson, J. L. Deskins and Alex. Staf-Who to comford be and they are hereby appointed as commission- pose county,

Mingo ers for said new county, and shall constitute the county county: term court thereof, until the first day of January, one thous- of their otiice. and eight hundred and ninety-seven, and until their successors are elected and qualified, as hereinafter provided, and shall have all the powers and perform all the duties vested in and imposed by law upon other county courts. At the general election held in the year one County comthousand eight hundred and ninety-six, their successors be elected in shall be elected, one for two years, one for four years, and one for six years.

5. As soon after the passage of this act as practica- County ofii. ble, the county officers of said county shall be appointed pointed; when, in the manner provided by law for the filling of vacancies in such offices.

1896; terms of office.

be ap

how.

Williamson.

6. The county seat of said new county shall be be at town of located at the town of Williamson, until otherwise provided by law; and the county court of said county shall proceed to provide a suitable court house and other pub-ings.

County buildsic buildings for said new county.

7. Said new county and the said county of Logan ly with Logan shall together alternately elect one delegate to the house

To elect a delegate alternate

county, until, etc.

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