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for any other purposes than the payment of teachers' salaries, and the salary of the principal and assistant.

Sec. 12. The assessment made under the provisions of this act shall be collected as now provided by law. The board of education shall not during any year, incur any expense that shall exceed the amount of the available funds received for school purposes during

the year.

Sec. 13. The election to be held on the question of the establishment of the independent school district of Parsons shall be by hallot, and those voting in favor of the establishment of the independent district, shall have written or printed on their tickets, the words, “for independent district,” and those voting against the independent district shall have written or printed on their tickets "against independent district.” The election shall be superintended, conducted and the result thereof ascertained and declared by the officers hereinbefore provided for, and after notice published for two successive weeks in at least two newspapers published in the district, next prior to the time of holding said election, and such notice to be published by the secretary of the board of education of Black Fork district. All elections held in pursuance of this act shall be held in compliance with the general election laws of this state, except as herein otherwise provided.

Sec. 14. All provisions of the general school law of this state, and all laws existing at the time of the passage of this act, which are in any manner inconsistent with the provisions of this act, shall be void within the district; otherwise the said general school law shall remain in full force and effect in this district as elsewhere in the state.

CHAPTER 22.

(Ilouse Bill No. 285.)

AN ACT to amend chapter thirty of the acts of the legislature of

one thousand nine hundred and five, creating and establishing the independent school district of Sistersville, by enlarging the powers of the board of education thereof and empowering the board to establish and maintain a public library therein and prescribing the manner of its control.

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Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

Sec. 32. The board of education of the independent district of Sistersville may establish and maintain a public library for the use of its inhabitants under such regulations as shall be prescribed hereinafter, and may receive, hold any gift, bequest or devise for such library. For the purpose of establishing and maintaining such library, the board is authorized to lay a levy, to be laid at the same time other school levies are laid, not to exceed five cents upon every one hundred dollars worth of taxable property within said district, which tax to be known as “library fund," and to be collected and paid out by sheriff of the county as other school taxes are collected and paid out by him; the sheriff shall keep said tax separate from all other taxes collected by him from said district, and shall make settlement with the board in relation to said fund, at the same time he makes his settlement with the said board.

Sec. 33. The board is authorized and empowered, at any time after this act takes effect, to issue and sell bonds of said district and with the proceeds erect a library building within and for the use of the inhabitants of said district; such bonds to bear interest at a rate not exceeding six per centum per annum, and to become payable in not less than three nor more than fifteen years from the. date thereof.

Sec. 31. No indebtedness incurred under this act shall exceed when added to any existing indebtedness of said district, two and one-half per cent of the value of the taxable property of said district; such values to be ascertained by the next preceding assessments made with reference to state and county taxes; nor shall such bonds be issued without due provisions for the assessment and collection of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay annually the interest thereon and the principal thereof at maturity; nor unless all questions comected therewith shall have been submitted to a vote

of the qualitied voters of the said district, and three-fifths of all the votes (ast at such election shall have been in favor of such issle.

Sec. 35. When said board shall deem it expedient to exercise the power conferred, they shall proceed in all respects in relation to such bond issue as is required of them in submitting the proposition of issuing bonds for the erection of one or more school buildings in said district as provided in chapter thirty of the acts of one thousand nine hundred and five.

Sec. 36. Said board shall as soon as this act takes effect, appoint three trustees either male or female or both, who together with the board of education shall constitute the trustees of said library.

Said trustees shall have full charge and control of the said library, employ a librarian and shall prescribe the rules and regulations of the same; said trustees shall be appointed for a term equal respectively to the terms of the board of education, and may be removed from office by the board for the same cause that boards of education may be removed and in the same manner, except that the board shall hear and determine the same; said trustees shall organize by electing one of their members president, and a secretary whose duties shall be respectively in relation to said library and library fund, the same as those devolving upon the president and the secretary of the board of education; and no money shall be paid out of said library fund by the sheriff, except upon the order of said trustee; such order to be signed by the president and seeretary of said trustees, and countersigned by the president and secretary of the board of education of said district.

CHAPTER 23.

(Senate Bill No. 133.)

AX ACT to amend and re-enact sections one, three, four and sev

en, of chapter thirty-one of the acts of the legislature of one thousand nine hundred and five, establishing a high school in the county of Tyler.

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Be it enacted by the Legislature of West l'irginia:

That sections one, three, four and seven, of chapter thirty-one of the acts of the legislature of one thousand nine hundred and five be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows:

Sec. 1. That a high school be and the same is hereby established in the county of Tyler, in or near the town of Middlebourne, state of West Virginia, which shall be known as the “Tyler county high school," the site for which is to be selected by the board of directors of said school, which said board shall consist of the presidents of the boards of education in the several magisterial districts of the said county of Tyler, the president of the board of education of the independent school district of Sistersville, and the county superintendent of free schools of said county, who shall be er-officio president of said board; the term of office of said board shall be for the term of office for which the members thereof were elected or appointed.

Sec. 3. Such board of directors shall be a body corporate and as such may sue and be sued, and shall receive, hold and dispose of according to the usual form of law, and the intent of the instrument conferring titles, all gifts, grants or devises made for the use of such high school, and shall be deemed the owner of all property belonging to said high school, and shall be liable for all claims which may legally exist against it. And the said board shall provide suitable grounds, by purchase, condemnation, or otherwise, not to exceed thirty acres; but no residence, yard or garden shall be taken unless other suitable grounds can not be procured: erect the necessary buildings, and maintain and equip the same with all necessary furniture and apparatus.

Sec. 4. For the purpose of establishing such high school a levy not to exceed fifteen cents on the one hundred dollars valuation of property for taxable purposes, for the first year, and not to exceed five cents on the one hundred dollars valuation of property for taxable purposes after the first year, may be laid, and a further levy not to exceed five cents on the one hundred dollars valuation of property for taxable purposes, for the maintenance of said high school, may be laid annually; and the board of directors of said high school, is hereby authorized to lay such levy in accordance with the provision of this section for the purpose of erecting, building and maintaining said high school.

Sec. 7. The members of said board of directors shall be allowed a compensation of four dollars per day for their services for the time they are actually employed in transacting the business of said high school, not to exceed ten days in any one year, and all claims allowed by the said board shall be paid out of the county high school fund, by requisition on the sheriff of Tyler county, properly drawn and signed by the president and secretary of said board.

CHAPTER 24.

(House Bill No. 218.)

AX ACT to amend chapter fifty-seven of the acts of the legislature

of West Virginia, passed February ninth, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, establishing the Wellsburg independent school district, by adding section twelve thereto.

Il'assed February 22, 1907. In effect ninety days from passage.

Governor, February 25, 1907.)

Approved by the

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Be it enacted by the Legislature of West l'irginia:

That section twelve be added to the act establishing the Wellsburg independent school district, so as to read as follows:

Sec. 12. The superintendent of city schools, who shall be exofficio chairman of the board of examiners, with two others persous appointed by the board of education for a term of two years, shall act as an examining board for the Wellsburg independent school district. The two members appointed by the board shall not be eligible to appointment as teachers in said district during their term of office.

It shall be the duty of said board to examine all applicants for positions as teachers in said district excepting those who hold state certificates; the examining board shall issue to such appli(ants as they shall find entitled thereto, special certificates provided by the board of education ; said certificates shall entitle the holder, to teach three years in city schools without further examinations, and may be renewed once at the discretion of the board of examiners ; applicants receiving certificates must have a general aver

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