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H. B. No. 87. A bill to repeal the charter of the town of Upperville, in the county of Fauquier; was taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following vote--ayes, 27; noes, (.

Senators who voted are:

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YEAS-Messrs. Addison, Barham, Buchanan, Cannon, Conrad, Davis, Downing, Early, Goodloe, Gunn, Hening, Holt, Jeffreys, Jordan, Keith, Lacy, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rison, Robertson, Royall, Thornton, Trinkle, Walker, Webb, Wendenburg—27.

Mr. Keith moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed, which was rejected.

H. B. No. 91. A bill to authorize the town council of the town of Lawrenceville, Brunswick county, Virginia, to issue and sell bonds to the amount of and not exceeding $25,000 for the purpose of borrowing money to repair and extend the water works system of the said town; was taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following vote-ayes, 32 ; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS—Messrs. Addison, Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Buchanan, Cannon, Conrad, Corbitt, Davis, Downing, Drewry, Early, Gayle, Goodloe, Gravatt, Gunn, Hening, Holt, Jeffreys, Jordan, Keith, Lacy, Mapp, Mathews, Rison, Robertson, Royall, Thornton, Trinkle, Walker, Webb, Wendenburg—32.

MR. JEFFREYS moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed, which was rejected.

S. B. No. 128. A bill to authorize the mayor and council of the city of Williamsburg, in the county of James City, State of Virginia, to issue bonds and borrow money for the purpose of building, repairing and maintaining streets, sidewalks and bridges, and extending water and sewer mains, provided that the question of such bond issue, for the purposes named, be first submitted to the qualified voters of said city, and to authorize such council to call a special election for the submission of the same to the voters thereof; was taken up and, on motion of Mr. GUNN, was indefinitely postponed.

S. B. No. 144. A bill to ratify and confirm a certain contract made between the bridge commissioners of the county of Stafford, a corporation, duly chartered by the General Assembly of Virginia by an act approved February 20, 1886, and Gari Melchers and Corinne Lawton Melchers, of the county of Stafford, Virginia; was taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following vote-ayes, 27; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS---Messrs. Addison, Barham, Buchanan, Cannon, Conrad, Davis, Downing, Drewry, Garrett, Goodloe, Gravatt, Gunn, Hening, Holt, Jeffreys, Lacy, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rison, Robertson, Royall, Thornton, Trinkle, Walker, Webb, Wendenburg—27.

Mr. Alley moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed, which was rejected.

S. B. No. 147. A bill to amend and re-enact section 3 of an act entitled an act to provide for a road law for Spotsylvania county, approved February 21, 1898, as amended by an act approved March 14, 1908, as amended by an act approved March 13, 1914; was taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following vote-ayes, 28; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

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YEAS—Messrs. Addison, Barham, Bowers, Cannon, Conrad, Davis, Downing, Drewry, Gayle, Goodloe, Goolrick, Gunn, Hening, Holt, Jeffreys, Jordan, Lacy, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rinehart, Robertson, Royall, Thornton, Trinkle, Walker, Webb, Wendenburg—28.

MR. GOOLRICK moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed, which was rejected.

S. B. No. 148. A bill to authorize the county treasurer of Surry county to pay certain warrants drawn by the board of supervisors of said county, payable out of the county levy, in favor of Dr. S. B. Barham, late chairman of said board, for his salary as a member thereof, which warrants are barred by the statute of limitations; was taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following vote-ayes, 29; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS-Messrs. Addison, Allen, Bowers, Buchanan, Cannon, Davis, Downing, Drewry, Garrett, Gayle, Goodloe, Gunn, Hening, Holt, Jeffreys, Jordan, Keith, Lacy, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rison, Robertson, Royall, Thornton, Trinkle, Walker, Webb, Wendenburg—29.

MR. BOWERS moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed, which was rejected.

S. B. No. 154. A bill to authorize cities having a population of more than fifty thousand (50,000) to condemn lands for street purposes outside of the corporate limits, under certain conditions ; was taken up.

By unanimous consent, previously obtained, the vote by which the bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time was reconsidered.

MR. Gunn offered an amendment which was agreed to.

The bill was then ordered to be engrossed; and being forthwith engrossed, on his further motion, was passed with its title by the following vote-ayes, 27; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

Yeas-Messrs. Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Buchanan, Cannon, Davis, Downing, Drewry, Early, Garrett, Goodloe, Gunn, Hening, Holt, Jeffreys, Lacy, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rison, Robertson, Royall, Thornton, Trinkle, Walker, Webb, Wendenburg—27.

Mr. Gunn offered an amendment to the title, which was agreed to.

Mr. Gunx moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed, which was rejected.

S. B. No. 120. A bill to provide for the establishment of kindergartens as part of the public school system of the State; was taken up and read the second time.

MR. CONRAD offered an amendment.
MR. CONRAD moved to pass by the bill, which was agreed to.

S. B. No. 60. A bill to provide for the preparation and review of estimates for expenditures and revenue, and to establish a budget system for all State departments, bureaus, divisions, officers, boards, commissions, institutions, and other agencies and undertakings receiving or asking financial aid from the State of Virginia; was taken up and read the second time.

The amendment offered by Mr. WEST was rejected and the bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

On motion of MR. CONRAD,

S. B. No. 82. A bill to provide for State insurance of public property against fire and lightning; and to make an appropriation out of the State treasury for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this act; was ordered to be reprinted with the amendments.

On motion of Mr. DREwry, it was ordered to have 1,000 copies of the road bills printed.

S. B. No. 110. A bill to amend and re-enact section 4 of an act entitled an act for the protection of sheep in Rockingham county, approved January 30, 1894, as amended by an act approved March 4, 1916; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

On motion of Mr. Carxox, the Senate adjourned until Monday, February 11, 1918, at 12 o'clock.

B. F. BICHANAN,

President of the Senate. 0. V. HANGER,

Clerk of the Senate.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1918.

President pro tempore C. HARDING WALKER presiding.
Praver by Rabbi Edward N. Calisch.
The Journal of Saturday was read by the Clerk.

MR. DREWRY, from the Committee on Fish and Game. reported without amendments.

S. B. No. 186. A bill to amend and re-enact the title of and clauses 1, 2, 3, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 31, 32 and 42 of an act entitled an act to create a State department of game and inland fisheries and providing for the issuing of liceness to provide revenue for the support of such department and imposing penalties for its violation, which became a law on the 11th day of March, 1916, and to provide for the payment of bounties on hawk heads; and to repeal all laws giving to the boards of supervisors of the various counties the power to regulate and control matters relating to game and fish, and to change the name of the Commission of Fisheries.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

S. B. No. 215. A bill to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to prohibit the killing or sora in the marshes of the Mattaponi river at night with lights, approved March 24, 1914.

MR. WALKER, from the Committee for Courts of Justice, re ported with amendments:

H. B. No. 163. A bill to revise, arrange and consolidate into a code the general statutes of the Commonwealth.

And he, from the same committee, reported with amendments:.

S. B. No. 203. A bill to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act concerning coal mines and safety of employees, creating a department and inspector of mines under the Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistics, approved March 13, 1912, and as in part amended and re-enacted by an act approved March 22, 1916.

MR. BOWERS, from the Joint Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation, reported that the object of the within bills cannot be reached by general law or court proceedings :

S. B. No. 190. A bill to authorize the school board of the town of Covington, in the county of Alleghany, to borrow a sum of money not exceeding $30,000 to meet notes for money borrowed by trustees for the purpose of erecting the graded school building in said town, and to complete the said building; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Drganization.

S. B. No. 204. A bill to authorize and empower the council of the town of Chilhowie, in the county of Smyth, to borrow money and issue bonds for equipment of the fire department, and for the construction and improvement of water and sawerage systems of the said town; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

S. B. No. 207. A bill to permit the councils, or other governing bodies, of cities of the first class, to appropriate money to aid in the support of dependent children of members of the police and fire de partments of such cities who may have lost their lives through injuries received or disease incurred while in the performance of their duties as members of such departments; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

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S. B. No. 219. A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of Rockingham county to acquire rock quarrjes; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

S. B. No. 220. A bill to make and declare the county courthouse building and the lot appurtenant thereto, located in Harrisonburg, a part of Central magisterial district in Rockingham county, for certain purposes; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

S. B. No. 221. A bill to enact and re-enact sections 2, 5, 6, 19 and 21 of an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act providing for the making, changing and working of roads in the county of Rockingham, approved March 2, 1888, as amended by an act of the General Assembly approved March 5, 1890, as further amended by an act of the General Assembly approved February 25, 1892, as further amended hv an act of the General Assembly approved March 2, 1894, and as further amended by an act of the Geveral Assembly approved February 26, 1896, approved March 15, 1904, as further amended by an act approved March 10, 1910, approved March 20, 1916: which was taken up and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

MESSRS. Rison and Davis, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 258. A hill to authorize and empower boards of supervisors to remit certain clauses of local taxes upon certain steam railways operating at a loss; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Finance.

MR. BARHAM. by leave, presented
S B. No. 259. A bill to repeal section 5, chapter 67, of an

, art of Assembly of 1916, approved February 26, 1916, entitled an act to appropriate the sum of $25,000.00 for the proper administration of the affairs of that part of Bland magisterial district, Prince George county, Virginia, known as IIopewell and its suburbs, to prescribe the method whereby the said appropriations shall be expended, and to provide for the payment thereof to the State treasury; and to relieve the city of Hopewell of the payment of the said sum of $25,000.00 into the State treasury; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Finance.

MR. BOWERS (by request), by leave, presented

S. B. No. 260. A bill to promote the breeding of pure livestock in the county of Madison ; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Mining and Manufacturing.

MR. Rison, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 261. A bill ceding to the United States exclusive jurisdiction over certain lands acquired for public purposes within the State and authorizing the acquisition thereof, and any interest

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