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Which was read the first and second times, and referred to the Committee on Education.

Mr. Pierce of Northfield introduced a bill entitled H. 96. An act relating to mills and millers ; Which was read the first time, and the second reading refused.

Mr. Pierce also presented the petition of Thomas Slade and thirty-five others, praying for an act increasing the tolls for grinding grain;

Which was referred to the Committee on Manufactures.

Mr. Boynton presented the petition of Mrs. W. C. Hickok and fifty-nine others, praying for the establishment of an industrial school for girls ;

Which was referred to the Committee on the Reform School.

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

By Mr. McFarland,

H. 97. An act in amendment of and in addition to chapter eighty-three of the General Statutes ;

To the Committee on the Grand List.
By Mr. Gilman,

H. 98. An act relating to extra pay to soldiers during the late war with the South ;

To the Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Boynton,

H. 99. An act to amend section thirty-six, chapter one hundred thirteen, of the General Statutes;

To the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Mr. Gilman,
H. 100. An act relating to the settlement of paupers .
To the special committee on laws relating to paupers.
By Mr. Newell of Shelburne,
H. 101. An act in amendment of and in addition to sec-

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tion twenty-two of chapter ninety-four of the General Statutes, entitled “ Of the traffic in intoxicating drinks" ;

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

H. 102. An act in relation to city, town and private telegraph lines;

To the Committee on Corporations.
By Mr. Vail,

H. 103. An act to incorporate the Central Railroad of Vermont;

To the Committee on Railroads.
By Mr. Kent of Panton,

H. 104. An act to incorporate Evergreen Lodge, No. 141, Independent Order of Good Templars, at Panton, Vt.;

To the Committee on Corporations.
By Mr. Gilman,

H. 105. An act to change the name of the Nye Manufacturing Company to the Berlin Manufacturing Company;

To the Committee on Manufactures.
By Mr. Sayles,

H. 106. An act in relation to artificial and private fish ponds;

To the Committee on Fisheries..
By Mr. Mitchell,

H. 107. An act repealing an act entitled “An act defining the power of town superintendents of schools," approved October 19, 1872;

To the Committee on Education.
By Mr. Henry,

H. 108. An act in amendment of " An act to incorpo. rate the Connecticut River Mutual Fire Insurance Company";

To the Committee on Corporations.
By Mr. Grout of Barton,

H. 109. An act to incorporate the Buzzell Manufactur. ing Company;

To the Committee on Manufactures.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Baldwin, their Sec. retary, as follows:

MR. SPEAKER: I am directed to inform the House that the Senate have passed bills of the following titles :

S. 6. An act enabling the Windsor County Mutual Fire Insurance Company to insure against loss by lightning;

S. 13. An act concerning witnesses;

S. 14. An act to simplify indictments for forgery and counterfeiting;

S. 15. An act to simplify indictments for murder and manslaughter;

S. 12. An act (relating to mortgages of hotel fixtures and furniture;

S. 21. An act in amendment of section seven, chapter one hundred and thirteen, of the General Statutes, and in addition to said chapter;

In the passage of which the concurrence of the House is requested.

The Senate has considered a House bill entitled
H. 11. An act laying a tax on the county of Caledonia;
And have passed the same in concurrence.

Petitions of sundry persons, praying for amendments to the prohibitory laws of the State, were presented, and re. ferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, as follows;

By Mr. Cook of Mendon, that of A. V. Marshall and sixty-seven others, inhabitants of the town of Mendon;

By Mr. Webster, that of I. B. Puffer and forty-one others, inhabitants of the town of Putney.

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

By Mr. Bailey of Fairhaven,

H. 110. An act to establish the Fairhaven Graded School;

To the Committee on Education.

By Mr. Gilman,

H. 111. An act to amend the charter of the Montpelier and Black River Railroad Company;

To the Committee on Railroads.
By Mr. Slade,

H. 112. An act to pay Isaac M. Tripp the sum therein named ;

To the Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Miller,

H. 113. An act in relation to building and repairing division fences ;

To the Committee on the Judiciary. Senate bills of the following titles were severally read the first and second times, and referred, as follows:

S. 6. An act enabling the Windsor County Mutual Fire Insurance Company to insure against loss by lightning;

To the Committee on Corporations.

S. 12. An act relating to mortgages of hotel fixtures and furniture;

S. 13. An act concerning witnesses ;

S. 14. An act to simplify indictments for forgery and counterfeiting;

S. 15. An act to simplify indictments for murder and manslaughter ;

S. 21. An act in amendment of section seven, chapter one hundred thirteen, of the General Statutes, and in addi. tion to said chapter;

To the Committee on the Judiciary.

Bills of the following titles were severally read the third time and passed :

H. 39. An act in amendment of section one of an act approved Nov. 20, 1868, entitled " An act relating to warning town meetings”;

H. 42. An act in amendment of section thirty-seven, chapter one hundred twenty-six, of the General Statutes, relating to "fees of parties in justice courts ";

H. 73. An act in relation to the service of extents against delinquent collectors.

On motion of Mr. Bailey of Fairhaven, the House ad. journed.

AFTERNOON.

Mr. Sayles, from the Committee on Education, to whom was referred House bill entitled

H. 47. An act regulating the time of teachers in dis. trict schools, to constitute a school month ;

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

Mr. Davis, from the same committee, to whom was referred House bill entitled

H. 20. An act in relation to the duties of school district clerks;

Reported adversely to its passage.

The question being, Shall the bill be read the third time ? on motion of Mr. Davis, it was

Ordered to lie. Mr. Calderwood, from the same committee, to whom was referred House bill-entitled

H. 75. An act relating to school district taxes; . Reported in favor of its passage, when amended :

First. By inserting the enacting clause in its proper place;

Second. In section two, by striking out the words “one of which shall be the usual place of posting warn. ings for school meetings”;

Third. By striking out the fourth section of said bill.

The several amendments were agreed to, and the bill, as amended,

Ordered to be read the third time to-morrow afternoon.

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