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Mr. Martin, from the same committee, to whom was referred House bill entitled
H. 65. An act to amend section fourteen of chapter fifteen of the General Statutes, relating to “town officers";
Reported in favor of its passage, when amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
Section fourteen of chapter fifteen of the General Statutes is hereby amended so as to read as follows :
The election of town clerk, selectmen, treasurer, overseer of the poor, constables, superintendent of schools, grand jurors and listers shall be made by ballot, when the ballots are required by any three voters present at the meeting.
The election of all other town officers shall be in such manner as the meeting may determine.
The amendment was agreed to, and the bill, as amended,
Ordered to be read the third time to.morrow afternoon.
Bills of the following titles were severally reported from various committees, favorably, read the third time and passed;
By Mr. Shurtleff, from the Committee on "the Judiciary,
H. 87. An act to amend“ An act authorizing the Gov. ernor to contract for statues of Jacob Collamer and Ethan Allen," approved November 27, 1872 ;
By Mr. Henry, from the Committee on Corporations,
H. 64. An act in amendment of “ An act to incorpo. rate the village of Northfield";
By Mr. Slade, from the Committee on the Judiciary,
H 13. An act to enable the Biptist church of New Haven and Weybridge to dispose of their parsonage ; By Mr. Smalley, from the Committee on Ruilrords,
H. 81. An act in relation to extending the time for locating the Woodstock Railroad ;
By Mr. Dana, from the General Committee,
H. 31. An act to change the name of Franklin Hill to Franklin Youtt.
Bills of the following titles were severally reported from the committees, adversely, and their third reading was refused :
By Mr. Henry, for a majority of the Committee on the Judiciary,
H. 27. An act to amend section forty-four of chapter thirty-one of the General Statutes;
By Mr. Ladd, from the same committee,
H. 48. An act in amendment of an act approved No. vember 15, 1870, entitled “An act in amendment of an act entitled an act to amend chapter seventeen of the General Statutes, relating to births, marriages and deaths, and for the better registration thereof, approved November 15, 1869";
Mr. Abell, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred Senate bill entitled
S. 2. An act in amendment of section sixty-seven of chapter eighty-four of the General Statutes, entitled “Of the collection of taxes";
Reported in favor of its passage,
Whereupon the bill was read the third time and passed in concurrence.
Mr. Ladd, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred House bill entitled
H. 67. An act to amend section two of chapter one hundred and three of the General Statutes, relating to bounties on noxious animals ;
Reported in favor of its passage.
The bill was thereupon read the third time, and the ques. tion being, Shall the bill pass ? it was decided in the negative. So the passage of the bill was refused.
At two o'clock and thirty minutes, the hour fixed for that purpose, the Speaker announced that, pursuant to the act of Congress approved July 25, 1866, and agreeably to the resolution of the House, the House will now proceed to elect, on its part, a Senator in Congress from this State, for the full term of six years from and including the fourth day of March, A. D. 1875.
Whereupon each member, as his naine was called by the Clerk, rose in his place, and voted viva voce, as follows:
For GEORGE F. EDMUNDS.
Davis of Reading,
Davis of St. Albans,
Fitts of Salisbury,
Fitts of Wardsboro,
Foster of Brownington,
Foster of East Montpelier,
Gillett of Richmond,
Goodwin of Chelsea,
Goodwin of Hartland,
Goodwin of Tunbridge,
Grout of Barton,
Grout of Newport,
Holden of Barre,
For EDWARD J. PHELPS..
Mr. Davis of Holland,
Mr. Pierce of Northfield,
For CHARLES W. WILLARD.
Parker of Waterbury,
Powell of Cambridge,
Sutton-13. Houston, Whereupon the Speaker declared that GEORGE F. EDMUNDs had received a majority of the whole number of votes thus cast, and was elected, on the part of the Elouse, a Senator in Congress of the United States from the State of Vermont, for the full term of six years from and includ. ing the fourth day of March, A. D. 1875.
On motion of Mr. Smalley, the House adjourned.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1874.
Reading of Scriptures and prayer by the Chaplain.
Leave was asked and granted the following named mem. bers to record their vote for United States Senator ;
Mr. Bailey of Windsor,