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Rule 16.

A joint committee on the Library, consisting of two Sen. ators and three Representatives, shall, on nomination of the presiding officers of their respective Houses, be ap. pointed by each House respectively.

RULE 17.

A joint committee of five Senators and seven Repre. sentatives shall be appointed by the presiding officers of the two Houses, respectively, to be designated the Com. mittee on the Reform School ; whose duty it shall be to visit such School and report the condition thereof to the General Assembly, each session, and to take into consideration all matters relating to said School which may be referred to them.

JAMES M. SLADE, JR.,

| Com. on Joint Rules, JAMES K. BATCHELDER, THOMAS B. KENNEDY.TO

", son part of the House. Which was read and adopted.

Mr. Grout of Newport from the Committee on the Judiciary to whom was referred House bill entitled

H. 5. An act in amendment of section forty-seven chapter one hundred and twenty-six of the General Stat. utes, relating “to salaries, fees, etc.";

Reported adversely to its passage ; whereupon the third reading of the bill was refused.

Bills of the following titles were severally introduced, read the first and second times, and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Davis of St. Albans,

H. 51. An act to incorporate the Frontier Navigation and Transportation Company;

To the Committee on Highways, Bridges and Ferries.

By Mr. Buel,
H. 52. An act to incorporate A. W. Gray & Sons :
To the Committee on Manufactures.
By Mr. Newell of Shelburne,

H. 53. An act to incorporate the Champlain Valley Cheese Factory Company;

To the Committee on Corporations.
By Mr. Davenport,

II. 54. An act to amend section thirty-five of chap. ter one hundred and twenty-six of the General Statutes, in relation to writs ;

By Mr. Bailey of Windsor, · H. 55. An act to amend “An act to prevent the im. proper and unlawful use of property held in trust":

To the Committee on the Judiciary.

The hour for the Joint Assembly having arrived, the Senate appeared in the Hall of the House.

The Joint Assembly having concluded its session, the Speaker resumed the chair.

Bills of the following titles were severally introduced, read the first and second times, and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Hubbard,

H. 56. An act to protect trout in the brooks of Vermont;

To the Committee on Agriculture.
By Mr. McFadden,
H. 57. An act relating to the taxation of dogs ;
To the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. Hyde,

H. 58. An act entitled an act to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Eagle Railroad and Slate Company," approved December 6, 1853;

To the Committee on Corporations.

By Mr. Davis of St. Albans,

H. 59. An act to regulate the practice of medicine in the State of Vermont;

To a special conımittee consisting of five members.
By Mr. Smalley,

H. 60. An act fixing the time of holding the county courts in the county of Chittenden;

By Mr. Newell of Shelburne,

H. 61. An act fixing the fees of Judges of Probate in certain cases;

To the Committee on the Judiciary.

The Speaker laid before the House the following con. munication from the Sergeant-at-Arms: Hox. H. Henry Powers,

Speaker of the House of Representatives : Sir: In pursuance of section seventy-nine, chapter eight of the General Statutes, I have appointed, subject to your approval, the following persons, officers of the House:

Francis Phelps, Door-keeper;
T. B. Willey, Assistant Door-keeper;
Romeo G. Brown, Page ;
John Hard, Page ;
James Flanders, Page ;
Claudius M. Severance, Page.

T. C. PHINNEY, Sergeant-at-Arms.
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS Office, I
Montpelier, Oct. 13, 1874.5
On motion of Mr. Reed, the House adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1874.

Reading of Scriptures, and prayer by the Chaplain.
Journal of yesterday read and approved.
Mr. Guild offered the following joint resolution:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That a joint committee consisting of one Senator and three Representatives from each county in each Congressional District, be appointed upon nomination of the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively, to canvass the votes given in the several Congressional Districts, and declare those persons baving a majority of all the votes cast in said districts, respectively, to be elected representatives to represent this State in the Congress of the United States;

Which was read and adopted on the part of the House.

Mr. Davis of St. Albans offered the following resolutions :

Resolved, That the Committee on Claims be instructed to make inquiry relative to the expenses incurred by the town of St. Albans and other parties, in investigating the circumstances of the murder of Miss Marietta Ball, at St. Albans, in July last, and in endeavoring to detect and apprehend the murderer, and to report a bill providing for the payment to the proper parties of such sums of money as the committee, after investigation, shall deem just and right;

Resolved, That said committee be instructed also to make similar inquiry relative to the murder at St. Albans, in July last, of Joseph Menard, and to report a bill providing for the payment to the proper persons of such sums of money as they shall deem just and right;

Which were read and adopted.

Bills of the following titles were severally introduced, read the first and second times, and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Powell of Richford,

H. 62. An act to pay Sheldon Boright the sum therein named ;

To the Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Boynton,

H. 63. An act to amend section twenty-four of chap. ter one hundred twenty-one of the General Statutes;

To the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. Pierce of Northfield,

H. 64. An act in amendment of “An act to incorpo. rate the village of Northfield";

To the Committee on Corporations.
By Mr. Kelsey,

H. 65. An act to amend section fourteen of chapter fifteen of the General Statutes, relating to town officers;

To the Committee on Education.
By Mr. Martin of Londonderry,

H. 66. An act to repeal section twenty-five, and amend section twenty-seven of chapter sixty-three of the Gener. al Statutes, relating to the limitation of actions ;

By Mr. Colton,

H. 67. An act to amend section two of chapter one hundred and three of the General Statutes, relating to bounties on noxious animals ;

To the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. Cutting,

H. 68. An act to amend an act approved November 26, 1872, relating to the Grand List;

To the Committee on the Grand List.
By Mr. Henry,
H. 69. An act for the improvement of highways;
To the Committee on Highways, Bridges and Ferries.

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