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of the proceeding, without such writing being shown to him; but if it is intended to contradict such witness by the writing his attention must, before such contradictory proof can be given, be called to those parts of the writing which are to be used for the purpose of so contradicting him and the said writing shall be shown to him: provided always, that it shall be competent for the court, at any time during the trial, to require the production of the writing for its inspection, and the court may, thereupon, make such use of it for the purpose of the trial as it may think fit.

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

CHAP. 132.--An ACT to amend and re-enact section 1497 of the code of

Virginia prescribing the subjects to be taught in the public free schools.

Approved January 24, 1900.

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That section fourteen hundred and ninety-seven of the code of Virginia, prescribing the subjects to be taught in the public free schools in the state, be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows:

§ 1497. What to be taught in the schools.—In every public free school shall be taught orthography, reading, writing, arithmetic, grammar, geography, physiology and hygiene, history of the United States, and history of Virginia. In the teaching of physiology and hygiene approved text-books shall be used, plainly setting forth the effects of alcohol and other narcotics on the human system, and such effects shall be as fully and thoroughly taught as other branches of said last-named subjects. No other subjects than those specified in this section shall be introduced except as allowed by special regulations to be devised by the board of education, but the superintendent of public instruction is hereby authorized to make arrangements for the gradual introduction of civil government and drawing.

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

CHAP. 139.–An ACT to amend and re-enact section 525 of the code of Virginia

in relation to the collection of fees of the commissioner of the revenue, as amended by an act approved February 27, 1896, entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 525 of the code of Virginia in relation to the collection of fees of the commissioner of the revenue, as amended by an act approved March 3, 1896, entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 525 of the code of Virginia, in relation to the collection of fees of the commissioner of the revenue, as amended by an act approved February 7, 1898, entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 525, of the code of Virginia in relation to the collection of the fees of the commissioner of the revenue.

Approved January 24, 1900.

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That section five hundred and twenty-five of the code of Virginia, in relation to the collection of fees of the commissioner of the revenue as amended by an act approved February twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and ninetysix, entitled an act to amend and re-enact section five hundred and twenty-five of the code of Virginia, in relation to the collection of fees of the commissioner of the revenue, as amended by an act approved

March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, entitled an act to amend and re-enact section five hundred and twenty-five of the code of Virginia, in relation to the collection of fees of the commissioner of the revenue as amended by an act approved February seventh, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, entitled an act to amend and re-enact seetion five hundred and twenty-five of the code of Virginia, in relation to the collection of fees of the commissioner of the revenue, be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows, but in no case shall any fee be paid to a commissioner of the revenue unless the transfers required by law have been actually made, whereby such commissioner of the revenue becomes entitled to such fee: $ 525.

How made out and collected. The commissioner may make out tickets for their fees and place them in the hands of a sheriff or constable to be collected and accounted for in the same manner that clerk's fees are collected and accounted for. The said commissioners shall be subject to the same penalties as clerks of the courts for issuing tickets wrongfully: provided, however, that in the counties of Henrico, Chesterfield, Bedford, Elizabeth City, Hanover, Pulaski, Giles, Brunswick, Montgomery, Rockbridge, Madison, Orange, Roanoke, Albemarle, Isle of Wight, Southampton, Augusta, Amelia, Nottoway, Greene, Madi. son, Dinwiddie, Warwick, Warren, Louisa, Clarke, Norfolk, and Culpeper, and in the cities of Richmond, Manchester, Norfolk, Roanoke, city of Staunton, Alexandria, Newport News, Charlottesville, Danville, and Buena Vista, the transfer fees allowed by law to the commissioner of the revenue for said counties and cities shall be collected by the clerk of the court of record of said counties and cities at the time of recording deed; and provided further, that in no case shall but one fee be charged; and in order to avoid any misconception of this act, the fee shall be collected from the first vendee, and no additional fee for the -foo aq l[eys ‘pred uəəq sey əəj pies yorum uo fpədo.id Aue jo vəJSUP.11 lected during the fiscal year terminating on the thirty-first day of December of each year. The clerk at the time the commissioner of the revenue returns to the clerk's office the land books, according to law, shall account to him for the fees so collected, deducting therefrom a commission of ten per centum for his services, except that the clerk of the corporation court of the city of Alexandria, and the clerk of the county court of Pulaski county may deduct therefrom a commission of twenty-five per centum for his services.

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

CHAP. 169.–An ACT to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to require

city and street railway companies to use vestibuled fronts on all cars run on their lines during the months of December, January, February, and March of each year, approved February 1, 1898.

In effect December 24, 1899.

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That an act entitled an act to require city and street railway companies to use vestibuled fronts on all cars run on their lines during the months of December, January, February, and March of each year, approved February first, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows:

That all city and street passenger railway companies be, and they are hereby, required to use vestibuled fronts on all cars run, manipulated, or

transported by them on their lines during the months of December, January, February, and March of each year: provided, that said companies shall not be required to close the sides of said vestibule, and any street railway company refusing or failing to comply with said requirement shall be subjected to a fine of not less than ten dollars nor more than one hundred dollars for each offence.

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

CHAP. 170.–An ACT to amend section 1414 code of Virginia 1887, in relation

to cemeteries in Henrico county, and giving the town of Barton Heights the authority to regulate by proper ordinances the burial of dead bodies in the cemeteries adjoining the town of Barton Heights and known as Ham's, Cedarwood, Union Mechanics’, Methodist, Ebenezer, and Sycamore cemeteries.

Approved January 15, 1900.

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That section fourteen hundred and fourteen, code of Virginia, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, be re-enacted to read as follows:

$ 1414. Nothing in the four preceding sections fourteen hundred and ten, fourteen hundred and eleven, fourteen hundred and twelve, and fourteen hundred and thirteen, code of eighteen hundrd and eightyseven shall be so construed as to authorize any cemetery to be hereafter established, enlarged or extended in the county of Henrico within one mile of any residence, or within one mile of the town of Barton Heights, and be it further enacted that the town council of Barton Heights shall have jurisdiction over and are hereby empowered to make by proper ordinances such rules and regulations for the governing of the burial of dead bodies in the cemeteries adjoining the town of Barton Heights known as Ham's, Cedarwood, Methodist, Union Mechanics', Ebenezer, and Sycamore cemeteries, as to the said council shall be to the best interests of the said cemeteries and most conducive to the health and comfort of the town of Barton Heights and to prevent the creation of nuisance by improper burials. The said council of the town of Barton Heights being by this act empowered to enforce the observance of such ordinances they may ordain in relation to said cemeteries and to punish persons violating such ordinances, so that any fine which may be imposed for such violation shall not be in excess of fifty dollars and imprisonment not exceeding twelve months, or both by fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

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

CHAP. 191.–An ACT to amend and re-enact section 614 of the code of Vir

ginia as amended by an act approved February 29, 1888, as amended by an act approved March 5, 1888, in relation to the compensation of county and city treasurers.

Approved January 27, 1900.

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That section six hundred and fourteen of the code of Virginia, as amended by an act approved February twenty-nine, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, as amended by an act approved March fifth, eighteen hundred and eighty

eight, in relation to the compensation of county and city treasurers, be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows:

$ 614. Their compensation for receiving and disbursing levies.The county treasurer shall be allowed for his services in receiving and disbursing the county and school levies, including all moneys collected by order of the county authorities for any purpose, and the city treasurer shall be allowed for his services in receiving and disbursing the city and school levies (where he is the collector of such levies), the same rate of compensation allowed by the preceding section for receiving and paying over the revenues, except that on all

amounts over fifteen thousand dollars he shall be allowed three per centum, and in the county of Pita sylvania the board of supervisors of said county may fix the compensation of the treasurer of said county, not to exceed the rate of compenstaion allowed to the treasurers of other counties by this section. But upon all funds turned over by an outgoing county treasurer his successor, for receiving and disbursing said funds, shall not have more than two per centum commission.

CHAP. 199.-An ACT to amend and re-enact the seventh section of an act

entitled an act to provide for the reorganization of the institution for the deaf and dumb and blind, and to repeal chapter 74 of the code of Virginia, and to repeal chapter 226 of the acts of assembly, entitled an act to regulate the appointment of the board of directors of the deaf, dumb and blind institute, at Staunton, Virginia, approved May 14, 1887, approved March 4, 1896, as amended by chapter 244 of acts of assembly 1897-'98, approved February 8, 1898.

Approved January 27, 1900.

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That section seven of an act approved March fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, entitled an act to provide for the reorganization of the institution for the deaf and dumb and blind, and to repeal chapter seventy-four of the code of Virginia, and to repeal chapter two hundred and twenty-six of the aots of assembly, entitled an act to regulate the appointment of the board of directors of the deaf, dumb and blind institute at Staunton, Virginia, approved May fourteen, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, approved March fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, as amended by chapter two hundred and forty-four of acts of assembly, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven and ninety-eight, approved February eighth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows:

$ 7. The superintendent, professors, and all other officers of the institution shall be elected on the

day of March, nineteen hundred, and every two years thereafter by the board of visitors, and shall be selected with reference to fitness, sobriety, literary and business qualifications. The board of visitors may remove at any time the superintendent, professors, and all other officers of the institution, causing to be entered upon the records of the board the order of removal, together with the cause of the removal.

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

CHAP. 202.-An ACT to prescribe the duties of the register of the land office,

and fix his salary.

In effect January 30, 1900. 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That the register of the land office, who shall also be the superintendent of public

buildings, and also of weights and measures, and as such shall perform and discharge all the duties belonging thereto, as fixed and determined by law, shall receive annually the sum of twelve hundred dollars, which shall be compensation for all his services.

2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.

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

CHAP. 213.-An ACT to enable the town of Fincastle, in Botetourt county,

to vote on the question of liquor license; and to extend the provisions of chapter 25 of the code of Virginia so as to apply to said town.

Approved January 30, 1900.

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That the town of Fincastle, in Botetourt county, may avail itself of the provisions of chapter twenty-five of the code of Virginia, as amended by the several acts approved May twenty-one, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, March fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety, and February eighth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight; and the provisions of said chapter, as so amended, are hereby extended to and made applicable to the said town in the same manner as if the said town constituted a separate election district.

2. A petition of such of the qualified voters of the said town as constitute one-fourth of such voters voting at the preceding November election may be presented, in term or vacation, to the judge of the county court of Botetourt county, who shall thereupon order a special election in conformity with said chapter as amended as aforesaid, at which election all the qualified voters of the said town shall be entitled to vote; and if it appear from the abstracts and returns that a majority of the votes cast at such election were against liquor license, no license shall be granted for the sale of wine, spirituous or malt liquors, or any mixture thereof, within the corporate limits of the said town, nor within one mile beyond the said corporate limits.

3. The election held under this act shall be conducted by the regular election officers at each of the regular precincts within the said town, but only the voters living within the said town shall be entitled to vote.

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

CHAP. 221.–An ACT to amend and re-enact chapter 402 of the acts of 1897

and 1898, annulling and re-enacting section 2088 of the code of Virginia, as amended by an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact chapter 532 of the acts of assembly of 1895-'96, entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 2088 of the code of Virginia, in relation to hauling seines or setting traps in the waters of Accomac and Northampton, approved March 3, 1892, approved February 28, 1896, approved February 18, 1898.

Approved January 30, 1900.

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact section two thousand and eightyeight of the code of Virginia, in relation to hauling seines or setting traps in the waters of Accomac and Northampton, approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, and as amended by chapter five hun

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