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Annual meet- 6. That there shall ever after be annual meetings of the ings

members for the election of trustees, at such time as the byHow trustees laws may require ; but in the event of a failure to hold such to hold over

meetings, the trustees then in office shall continue until their successors may be elected.

7. That immediately after the first general meeting for the president, &c election of trustees, and of all other elections of trustees, they

shall elect from their own body a president, and shall elect a treasurer and secretary and such other officers as the by-laws may designate, and may fill any vacancy that may occur in any office.

8. That no interest of a corporator or lot-holder in the

lot Holder not sub. property of said company shall be subjected in any way to the ject to debts, payment of debts, pass by insolvency, or into the hands of shall remain in executors or administrators, or be liable for taxes for state,

county, district or any other public purpose; but the rights and interest shall remain in the families of each according to

the course of descents. Power to ac- 9. The said company shall have full power to acquire, by quire and hold sales of lots, gifts and devises in money and personal property, Maximum or by a tax on lot-holders, an amount in value not exceeding

ten thousand dollars : provided, however, that said company shall make no use of said money, property or effects, except

for the improvement, repairs and maintenance of the cemetery. Property sub- 10. The grounds and improvements thereon, and all other nances or town property and things connected therewith belonging to said of Lovetts- company hereby incorporated, shall, for all police purposes, be

under the protection of and subject to the ordinances of the Jurisdiction of corporation of the town of Lovettsville, and the mayor,

recorder and common council of said corporation shall have jurisdiction of all offences committed upon and within said grounds in the same manner as if done and committed within

the town of Lovettsville. Commencem't 11. This act shall be in force from its passage.

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town officers

CHAP. 2.-An ACT granting a loan of arms of the state to the prin

cipal of Hoover's Select High School, at Staunton.

Approved December 19, 1879.

Loan of arms authorized

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That the governor be and he is hereby authorized, if not incompati. ble with the public welfare, to loan to the principal of Hoover's Select High school, at Staunton, fifty stand of arms and accoutrements, and four swords and accoutrements, for the use, in military exercises, of the pupils of said school, upon his giving bond with good and sufficient security for the proper care of such arms, and their return to the state in good condition when

Condition of loan

thereto required by the governor : provided, that no such loan Proviso
shall be made until all the existing military organizations of the
state are arred and equipped.

2. This act shall be in force from its passage.

Commencem't

CHAP. 3.-An ACT in relation to the commissions of the commissioners

of the revenue for the county of Loudoun.

Approved December 19, 1879.

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That an act Act 30 March, approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, 1879, repealed entitled an act to reduce the commissions of the commissioners of the revenue for the county of Loudoun be and is hereby repealed.

2. This act shall be in force from its passage.

Commencem't

CHAP. 4.-An ACT to authorize the Gordonsville Grays, of Orange

county, and the Culpeper Minute-Men, of Culpeper county, and the Norfolk City Guards, to uniform themselves in such manner as they may prescribe.

Approved December 19, 1879.

Whereas an infantry company of volunteer militia has been Preamble organized in Orange county called the Gordonsville Grays, and another such company has been organized in Culpeper county called the Culpeper Minute-Men, and a company in Norfolk city by the name of The Norfolk City Guards, and said com- Name panies desire to adopt a military uniform ditferent from that prescribed by the governor for volunteer militia :

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That as soon as Uniform said companies shall be mustered into service according to law, it shall be lawful for their members, or a majority thereof, to uniform themselves in such manner and agreeably to such regulations as they shall prescribe for their respective companies : provided, that the uniforms adopted by said companies Proviso shall be subject to the governor's approval.

2. This act shall be in force from its passage.

Commencem't

CHAP. 5.—An ACT fixing the time for holding the circuit courts in

the sixteenth judicial circuit.

Approved December 19, 1879.

Russell

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That the circuit courts for the several counties composing the sixteenth judicial circuit shall be held at the following times,

to-wit: Buchanan Buchanan-First Monday in June and the Tuesday after the

last Monday in October of each year.

Russell—Second Monday in March and August and the first

Monday in November.
Scott

Scott—Third Monday in March, August and November.
Lee-Tuesday after the fourth Monday in March and August.

Wise-Second Monday after the fourth Monday in March

and August. Smyth

Smyth-Third Monday in April and September. Washington Washington-First Monday in May, October and January. Conflicting 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are acts repealed

hereby repealed. Commencem't 3. This act shall be in force from its passage.

Lee

Wise

CHAP. 6.—An ACT to legalize the organization of the Bristol Coal

and Iron Narrow-Gauge Railroad Company.

Approved December 19, 1879.

Preamble Whereas in the organization of the Bristol Coal and Iron

Narrow-Gauge railroad company, on the seventeenth day of May, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, all the requirements of the charter of said company and of the general railroad

laws of the state were not fully complied with ; therefore, Organization 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That legalized

the organization of the said Bristol Coal and Iron NarrowGauge railroad company, effected on the seventeenth day of May, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, is hereby declared

as legal and valid as if all the requirements of its charter and Rights and of the general railroad law had been fully complied with ; and privileges the said Bristol Coal and Iron Narrow-Gauge railroad company,

organized on the seventeenth day of May, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, is hereby declared a body politic and corporate, clothed with all the rights, powers, privileges and franchises conferred by the act of the general assembly approved March twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and seventysix, and the acts amending said act, the general railroad law of this state, and the act providing for the formation of the Vir

ginia and Kentucky railroad company, passed March third, Liabilities and eighteen hundred and fifty-two, and said first-named company

shall be subject to all the liabilities and restrictions imposed by the said several acts named above.

restrictions

2. Authority is hereby conferred on the stockholders of said Directors company, in general meeting assembled, to fix the number of the directors of said company and their term of office: pro- Proviso vided, that the number of such directors shall not exceed nine, and their respective terms of office shall not exceed three years. 3. This act shall be in force from its passage.

Commencem't

CHAP. 7.–An ACT to authorize a change in the site of the terminal

station in Richmond of the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Company.

Approved December 19, 1879.

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That the Rich- Authority to mond, Fredericksburg and Potomac railroad company be and remove termiis hereby authorized to remove its terminal station and depot such point as in the city of Richmond from its present site to such point or proved by city points within the said city as shall be approved by the common council council and board of aldermen of the said city, and that from When requireand after such removal the said company shall not be bound by rate railroad its charter or by any law of this commonwealth to maintain or on Broad operate any railroad in Broad street east of Belvidere street in the said city. 2. This act shall be in force from its passage.

Commencem't

street to cease

CHAP. 8.–An ACT to authorize the trustees of the congregation

Beth Ahaba, of the city of Richmond, to borrow money.

Approved January 7, 1880.

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That Trustees auCharles Millhiser, S. Hirsh and Charles Thalheimer, trustees of thorized to ex: the German-Hebrew congregation Beth Ababa, of the city of trust for the Richmond, and their successors in office, be and are hereby raising money authorized and empowered to execute one or more deeds of trust on the property owned by said congregation in said city for the purpose of raising a sum of money not exceeding ten Limitation thousand dollars, to be used in the erection of a new synagogue in the city of Richmond by said congregation.

2. This act shall be in force from its passage.

Commencem't

CHAP. 5.-An ACT fixing the time for holding the circuit courts in

the sixteenth judicial circuit.

Approved December 19, 1879.

Buchanan

Russell

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That the circuit courts for the several counties composing the sixteenth judicial circuit shall be held at the following times, to-wit :

Buchanan-First Monday in June and the Tuesday after the last Monday in October of each year.

Russell-Second Monday in March and August and the first
Monday in November.

Scott-Third Monday in March, August and November.
Lee-Tuesday after the fourth Monday in March and August.

Wise-Second Monday after the fourth Monday in March

and August. Smyth

Smyth-Third Monday in April and September. Washington Washington-First Monday in May, October and January. Conflicting 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are acts repealed

hereby repealed. Commencem't 3. This act shall be in force from its passage.

Scott
Lee
Wise

CHAP. 6.-An ACT to legalize the organization of the Bristol Coal

and Iron Narrow-Gauge Railroad Company.

Approved December 19, 1879.

Preamble Whereas in the organization of the Bristol Coal and Iron

Narrow-Gauge railroad company, on the seventeenth day of May, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, all the requirements of the charter of said company and of the general railroad

laws of the state were not fully complied with ; therefore, Organization 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That legalized

the organization of the said Bristol Coal and Iron NarrowGauge railroad company, effected on the seventeenth day of May, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, is hereby declared

as legal and valid as if all the requirements of its charter and Rights and of the general railroad law had been fully complied with; and privileges

the said Bristol Coal and Iron Narrow-Gauge railroad company, organized on the seventeenth day of May, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, is hereby declared a body politic and corporate, clothed with all the rights, powers, privileges and franchises conferred by the act of the general assembly approved March twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and seventy. six, and the acts amending said act, the general railroad law of this state, and the act providing for the formation of the Vir

ginia and Kentucky railroad company, passed March third, Liabilities and eighteen hundred and fifty-two, and said first-named company restrictions

shall be subject to all the liabilities and restrictions imposed by the said several acts named above.

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