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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 5.

Raising joint committees to visit, inspect and investigate the man

agement of the state insane asylums at Weston and Spencer, and the penitentiary.

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That joint committees, consisting of three members on the part of the house and two on the part of the senate, be appointed, to visit, inspect and investigate the management of the state insane asylums at Weston and Spencer, and to report the conditions thereof; that a like number from the house and senate be appointed to visit and inspect the penitentiary, and report thereon; those on the part of the house to be appointed by the speaker, and those on the part of the senate, by the president of the senate.

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(Adopted January 25, 1895.)

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 10.

Concerning the Virginia debt.

Rolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That this legislature hereby declines to enter into any negotiation with the debt commissioners, or commission, appointed under a joint resolution adopted by the general assembly of Virginia, in the month of March, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-four, looking to any settlement of the Virginia debt question on the basis set forth in said joint resolution.

(Adopted February 7, 1895.)

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 19.

Providing for a joint committee to visit and report on the condi

tion of the West Virginia reform school.

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That a joint committee of two members upon the part of the house (to be appointed by the speaker of the house), and one upon the part of the senate (to be appointed by the president of the senate), be appointed to visit, inspect and investigate the manage

ment of the reform school for boys located at the town of Pruntytown, in the county of Taylor, and to report the condition thereof.

(Adopted January 29, 1895.)

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 23.

Authorizing the adjutant general to loan to the normal schools a

sufficient number of guns to supply cadet organizations of such schools.

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the adjutant general be authorized to furnish or loan the principals of the normal school and its branches a sufficient number of guns from any which he may have in his possession or control, not used in arming the military forces of the state, to supply any cadet organizations which may exist at each school: Providra, That the principal of any such school receiving the same shall execute a bond in a sum deemed sufficient by the adjutant general for the return of said guns in good condition whenever demanded by the adjutant general.

(Adopted February 16, 1895.)

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 24.

Authorizing the board of directors of the West Virginia hospital

for the insane at Weston to apply and use the amount of one thousand dollars, heretofore appropriated by the legislature for the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one for "padding rooms” at said hospital, in the construction of pavements or sidewalks around and in front of the grounds of said institution.

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the fund of one thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, appropriated by the legislature of one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one, now in the hands of the treasurer of the West Virginia hospital for the insane, for the purpose of “padding rooms,” be applied and used by the board of directors of said hospital to and in the construction of pavements and sidewalks around and in front of the grounds of said hospital.

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(Adopted February 13, 1895.)

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 27.

Raising a joint committee to consider the propriety of establish

ing an industrial school for girls in the state, and confer with the Honorable H. G. Davis concerning a donation proposed by him to said school.

WHEREAS, The Honorable H. G. Davis, of Elkins, Randolph county, has offered to give fifty thousand dollars for the establishment of a girls' industrial school in this state, and to furnish also suitable grounds for the purpose, upon certain conditions, which offer and conditions are set out in the following letter:

“BALTIMORE, January 30, 1895. "Hox. Wm. A. MacCORKLE, Governor of West Virginia,

“Charleston, West Virginia :

“Dear GOVERNOR:- I feel a deep interest in the education and training of young girls, especially in West Virginia, whose circumstances and surroundings would prevent them from securing such advantages. We ought to have a state institution where girls could at small expense, be able to receive such education and industrial training as would better fit them for the affairs of life and enable them to become teachers, clerks, telegraph operators, etc., thus making them self-supporting and of greater benefit to the state.

“If the state will establish an institution for the purpose named, and make an annual appropriation of, say, ten thousand dollars or fifteen thousand dollars for its support, I will give fifty thousand dollars and suitable ground, at some central point, accessible by rail, such as Davis or Elkins, towards the erection of a suitable building: If you concur in these suggestions, you are at liberty to submit this proposition to the legislature. The act could be made conditional on my giving fifty thousand dollars and suitable grounds for the purpose. “Very truly yours,

“ H. G. Davis." And,

WHEREAS, Said offer is very liberal, and the general objects of the proposed gift commend themselves to our serious consideration; therefore, be it

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Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That a committee of three be appointed to be composed of two members of the house, to be appointed by the speaker of the house, and one member of the senate, to be appointed by the president of the senate, to confer with Mr. Davis and ascertain his views more fully as to the scope and purposes of the proposed school, and consider with him the feasibility of the plan and

propriety of the state's undertaking the establishment and maintenance of such a school; which committee shall report fully to the next session of the legislature; and, also, submit with their report a bill for the establishment, government and maintenance of such school, if they deem it best that the school be established.

(Adopted February 20, 1895.)

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 28.

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Providing for the printing and distribution of one thousand copies

of Senate Bill No. 48, as passed by the legislature. WHEREAS, Senate Bill No. 48, “A bill amending and reenacting section 2 of chapter seventy-four of the code of West Virginia, as amended and re-enacted by chapter one hundred and twenty-three of the acts of the legislature of one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one, concerning acts valid between the parties but void as to creditors and purchasers, and concerning preferences by insolvent debtors," has been passed by the legislature to take effect from its passage; and,

WHEREAS, Said act makes a very material change in the law on said subject; therefore, Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the secretary of state be and is hereby authorized and directed to have printed one thousand certified copies of said act, and that it shall be his duty to forward without delay to the clerks of the circuit courts of this state as many as ten copies each, the remainder of said one thousand copies to be distributed among the members of the legislature.

(Adopted February 18, 1895.)

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 31.

To provide for the payment of salary of janitors.

WHEREAS, There is no provision in the general appropriation bill by which the auditor is authorized to pay the janitors' salaries;

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the auditor is hereby directed to draw his warrant upon the treasury for the respective amounts appropriated in the general appropriation bill to pay said employees therein named: Provided, That no amounts shall be paid under this resolution, except those whose names with the amounts of each, are named in the general appropriation bill.

(Adopted February 22, 1895.)

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 32.

Providing for a joint committee to wait upon the Governor.

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That a joint committee of five, consisting of two from senate and three from the house of delegates, be appointed by the presiding officer of their respective houses, to wait upon the governor and inform him that the legislature will soon be ready to adjourn sine die and ascertain whether or not he has any communication to make to the two houses.

(Adopted February 22, 1895.)

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 1.

Providing for a joint committee of the two houses to wait upon

the governor.

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That a joint committee of two on the part of the senate and three on the part of the house be appointed to notify the governor that the two houses of the legislature are in session and organized, and ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make to them.

(Adopted January 9, 1895.)

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 17.

Authorizing and instructing the attorney-general of this state to

institute such legal proceedings, by quo warranto, or otherwise, in any of the courts of this state having jurisdiction, against all companies having been granted special charters, to a forfeiture of their charter and chartered rights.

WHEREAS, There has been granted by former legislatures to various companies, special rights and privileges, and said companies having violated their chartered rights and franchises, which has

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