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out the consent in writing of the city, or water supply company owning such lake, pond or reservoir, or entitled to use the waters of the saine in connection with its water supply, and providing the penalties for the violation of the same.

S. B. No. 223. A bill regulating the hours of labor of women.

On motion of Mr. ROYALL, the Senate adjourned until Wednesday at 12 o'clock.

C. HARDING WALKER,

President pro tem of the Senate. 0. V. HANGER,

Clerk of the Senate.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1918.

Lieutenant-Governor B. F. BucHANAN presiding.
Prayer by Rabbi E. N. Calisch.
The Journal of Monday was read by the Clerk.

A communication from the House of Delegates, by their Clerk, was received and read as follows:

In House of Delegates, February 11, 1918 The House of Delegates has agreed to amendments proposed by the Senate to House bill entitled an act to repeal the charter of the town of Upperville, in the county of Fauquier, No. 87.

They have passed Senate bills entitled an act to amend and re-enact sections 3 and 4 of an act entitled an act to amend and re enact an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act to provide for creating, working and maintaining public roads in Fairfax county and defining the boundaries of the same, approved March 14, 1904, approved March 8, 1906, approved March 14, 1908, No. 104; and an act to give consent of the State of Virginia to the purchase or acquisition by the United States of America, of certain real estate in the city of Portsmouth, No. 157.

They have rejected Senate bill entitled an act to require investigation by the State Board of Charities of certain cases of hardship made possible by the child labor law, No. 42.

They have passed House bill entitled an act to provide for a commission to study educational conditions in Virginia and else where, and to report to the next General Assembly its findings, to gether with recommendations for a revision of the school laws and amendments to Article IX of the Constitution, and authorizing the State Board of Education to meet the expenses thereof, No. 77; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

H. B. No. 77. A bill to provide for a commission to study educational conditions in Virginia and elsewhere, and to report to the next General Assembly its findings, together with recommendations for a revision of the school laws and amendments to Article IX of the Constitution, and authorizing the State Board of Education to ineet the expenses thereof; was taken up, read the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Institutions and Education.

MR. GARRETT, from the Committee on Finance, reported with amendmentst:

S. B. No. 88. A bill to amend and re-enact section 3508 of the Code of Virginia, in relation to fees of certain officers, as heretofore amended.

He, from the same committee, reported with amendments:

S. B. No. 140. A bill to amend and re-enact section 10642 of an act entitled an act to raise revenue for the support of the government and public free schools and to pay interest on the public debt, and to provide a special tax for pensions, as authorized by section 189 of the Constitution, approved April 16, 1903, and acts amendatory thereof.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

S. B. No. 52. A bill to amend and re-enact section 3532 of the Code of Virginia as heretofore amended, as to the fees of jailers, for feeding prisoners.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments :

S. B. No. 64. A bill to require the Auditor of Public Accounts to turn over to the State Bureau of Vital Statistics certain marriage, birth and death records.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

S. B. No. 58. A bill requiring clerks of courts to make report to the State Registrar of Vital Statistics of all divorces, granted and pending

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments :

S. B. No. 156. A bill to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act relating to the situs for taxation of intangible property owned by corporations which do no business in this State, approved March 22. 1916.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments :

S. B. No. 217. A bill to appropriate money to the legislative reference bureau to supplement certain appropriations heretofore made for salaries and expenses of the said bureau.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

S. B. No. 224. A bill appropriating the sum of $6,500.00 or so much thereof as may be necessary for rebuilding causeway and bridge at Jamestown Island.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

S. B. No. 258. A bill to authorize and empower boards of supervisors to remit certain classes of local taxes upon certain steam railways operating at a loss.

And he, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

H. B. No. 149. A bill to appropriate the sum of $170,687 to the State Hospitals for the Insane and the Virginia Colony for Epileptics, and the State Colony for the Feeble-minded, to meet the deficits in maintenance of these institutions for the fiscal year ending February 28, 1918.

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

S. B. No. 185. A bill to amend and re-enact section 2 of an act of the General Assembly of Virginia, entitled an act imposing public duties on heat, light, power, water and telephone companie and providing for the control and regulation of such companies by the State Corporation Commission, which was approved March 27, 1914.

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

S. B. No. 195. A bill to amend and re-enact section 852 of the Code of 1887, as amended by an act approved March 14, 1908, relating to compensation to clerks of boards of supervisors.

MR. Rison, from the Committee on Public Institutions and Education, reported without amendments:

House Jt. Res. Providing for the appointment of a joint committee of the Senate and House of Delegates of Virginia, in relation to the erection of a mural tablet to commemorate the disaster at the State Capitol at Richmond, on April 27, 1870.

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

S. B. No. 230. A bill to extend the usefulness of the University of Virginia, and to give credit toward degrees to women for work done in the summer school.

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. 235. A bill to amend and re-enact section four, nine, sixty-one, sixty-two, sixty-three, sixty-four and ninety of an act approved February 28, 1896, entitled an act to provide a new charter for the city of Roanoke and the acts amendatory thereof; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

S. B. No. 242. A bill to amend and re-enact sections 6, 11, 18, 18a, 18b, 199, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, ,

61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83,

82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 97, 98, 99, 100, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107 and 108 of chapter 101 of the acts of the General Assembly, approved May 24, 1870, entitled an act providing a charter for the city of Richmond, as heretofore amended; to add to said charter as a part of the charter of the city of Richmond sections to be known as sections 180, 180, 18e, 27a, 27b, 270, 270, 28a and Sla and to repeal sections 13b, 30a, 30b, 30c, 300, 30e, 30f, 30g, 304, 301, 30j, 93a, 93b, 936, 930, 93, 93f, 93g, 93h, 93, 93, 93k, 931, 93m, 93n, 930, 93p, 939, 93r, 93s and 109 of said charter, the object of which amendments, added sections and repeal of sections is to require claimants for damages occurring by reason of the negligence of the city to give notice of such claim; to limit the time in which suit shall be brought to recover land opened to and used by the public as a street or alley; to divide the government of the city of Richmond into six departments; to provide for the appointment, qualification and duties of the head of each of said departments; to enlarge the powers and duties of the mayor; to create a board to be known as the advisory board of the city of Richmond and define their powers and duties; to provide for the better assessment, collection and levy of taxes; to authorize the council of the city of Richmond to pass ordinances deemed necessary to cure defects in the inaking of such levies and assessments of taxes; to abolish the board known as the administrative board of the city of Richmond; to abolish the board known as the board of fire commissioners of the city of Richmond, and to provide for the holding of an election by the people to finally determine whether or not the said amendments shall become effective as a part of the charter of the city of Richmond; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

S. B. No. 250. A bill to amend and re-enact section 2 of an act entitled an act to provide for a change in the form of government of cities having a population of less than 100,000, and of towns, and to provide in what manner such cities and towns may adopt such form of government, approved March 13, 1914, and amended March 20, 1916; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

S. B. No. 255. A bill to authorize the common council of Winchester to issue fifty thousand dollars of refunding improvement bonds in the sum of fifty thousand dollars and prescribing the terms and conditions of said issue; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

S. B. No. 262. A bill authorizing cities, containing by the last or any subsequent United States census, a population of not less than fifty thousand nor more than one hundred thousand inhabitants, to appropriate to standard gauge steam railroad companies such sum or sums as may be necessary, not to exceed two hundred thousand ($200,000) dollars in any one case, to induce such standard gauge steam rạilroad companies to extend their lines into the corporate limits of such cities, and ratifying and confirming any such appropriation, not exceeding two hundred thousand ($200,000) dollars, made by any such city heretofore for said purpose; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

S. B. No. 267. A bill to amend and re-enact sections 7, 9 and 48 of an act entitled an act to define the corporate limits and charter of the city of Williamsburg, approved March 17, 1884, as amended by an act approved March 5, 1900, and as amended March 20, 1916; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

MR. ANDREWS, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 269. A bill to define the rights of beneficiaries in certain life insurance policies and to exempt the proceeds thereof from debts of the assured; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Insurance and Banking.

MR. GOODLOE, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 270. A bill to authorize the boards of supervisors of Wise county to borrow money and issue bonds of said county, or any of the magisterial districts thereof, for a sum not exceeding $30,000 for the purpose of repairing damage done by flood to the public roads and bridges of said county, and to levy a tax to pay the interest thereon and to create a sinking fund for the payment of such bonds at maturity; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation.

MESSRS. BOWERS, CAYNON, GRAVATT and Addison, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 271. A bill to appropriate $100,000 to constitute an emergency military and defense fund; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Finance.

MR. GOODLOE, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 272. A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of Lee county to borrow money and issue bonds of said county, or any of the magisterial districts thereof, for a sum not exceeding $50,000 for the purpose of repairing damage done by floods to the public roads and bridges of said county, and to levy a tax to pay the interest and to create a sinking fund for the payment of such bonds sat maturity; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation.

MR. MITCHELL, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 273. A bill to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act making it a misdemeanor to desert without just cause or wilfully

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