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neglect to provide for the support and maintenance by any person of his wife or minor children in destitute or necessitons circumstances, and to provide a penalty therefor, approved March 12, 1904, which was taken up and referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice.

Mr. Hoit, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 274. A bill to ratify and confirm judicial proceedings in partition suits where parcels of real estate, in which infants had undivided interests, have been conveyed to corporation organized for the purpose of acquiring such real estate in exchange for its capital stock; which was taken up and referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice.

MR. WENDENBURG, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 275. A bill to amend and re-enact section four thousand and seventy-seven of the Code of Virginia, relative to certain allowances for jailers; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Finance.

MR. MATHEWS, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 276. A bill to amend and re-enact sub-section 6 of section 2086 of the Code of Virginia as heretofore amended; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Fish and Game.

MR. MATHEWS, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 277. A bill to amend and re-enact section 26 of an act entitled an act to revise, arrange, amend and consolidate into one act certain laws relating to oysters, fish, clams, crabs and other shellfish, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts of the General Assembly, and any section or sections of the Code of Virginia in conflict with the provisions of this act, approved March 17, 1910, as heretofore amended; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Fish and Game.

MR. KEITII, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 278. A bill to regulate the use of public roads by haulers of lumber, ties, piles, mill logs, and other like products, and to authorize the collection of a license from said haulers, and to provide for the maintenance of the roads used by said haulers; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Roads and Internal Navigation.

MR. GARRETT, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 279. A bill to amend and re-enact sections 239 and 240 of the Code of Virginia; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on General Laws.

MR. GARRETT, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 280. A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of Henry county to appropriate from the general funds of said county a sufficient amount of money to maintain the convict road force in

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said county, and for the construction of other permanent improved roads in said county, and to borrow money at any time not exceeding twenty thousand dollars for the purpose of maintaining said convict road force and for the construction of other permanent improved roads as aforesaid; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation.

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

S. B. No. 281. A bill to refund money improperly collected from the Monticello Hotel, B. J. Lowenberg, mgr., Monticello Hotel, C. H. Consolvo, mgr., Fairfax Hotel, J. F. Bell, mgr., Fairfax Hotel, M. L. Hamburger, ingr., Lynnhaven Hotel, R. A. Dodson, mgr., Lynnhaven Hotel, Lynnhaven Hotel Corporation, owner, Lynnhaven Hotel, P. W. Carney, agt., Lynnhaven Hotel H. Bothman, mgr., Lorraine Hotel, Harry E. Tabb, mgr., Lorraine Hotel, R. A. Dodson, mgr., Victoria Hotel, A. A. DuBois mgr., Victoria Hotel, H. M. Sparrow, mgr. ; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. ROBERTSON, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 282. A bill to authorize the town council of the town of Bedford, Virginia, to convey a part of the street, in said town, known as Railroad avenue, to the Bedford Can Company, Inc.; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation.

MR. Guxx, by leave, presented

S. B. No: 283. A bill to amend and re-enact section 845 of the Code of Virginia, as heretofore amended, in realtion to the compensation of supervisors; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

MR. TRINKLE, by leave, presented

Senate Joint Resolution No. 14. Proposing amendment to sec tion 46 of Article IV of the Constitution of Virginia; which was taken up and referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice.

On motion of MR. Cannon, it was ordered that 250 extra copies of S. B. No. 242 be printed.

Unanimous consent was granted MESSRS. Cannon and STRODE to be recorded as voting in the affirmative on the vote by which S. B. No. 60 was passed with its title.

S. B. No. 59. A bill relating to the filing of answers in suits for the sale of infants' interests in real estate; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 57. A bill to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act approved March 25, 1902, entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act in regard to the notice by publication of the codification of the ordinances of the city of Norfolk, approved March 10, 1902, approved February 5, 1915; was taken up and, on motion of Mr. Mathews, was indefinitely postponed.

S. B. No. 733. I bill to refund money improperly collected from the Ilotel Richmond Corporation, Jefferson Realty Corporation, Lexington llotel Company, Inc., Murphy's Hotel, Inc., and Hotel Stumpf, E. A. Stumpf, proprietor, paid into the treasury of the State: was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 115. A bill to repeal an act approved February 19, 1905, entitled an art to constitute capitation tax a lien upon real patate owned by the person at the time such capitation tax is assessed, as amended by an act approved December :), 1903; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. fo. 122. I bill to provide for the payment of compensation to the court stenographer employed on behalf of the State of Virginia by the Attorney General to stenograph the evidence and transcribe a record in the case of Commonwealth of Virginia v. J. Frederick Kernochan, committee of Marie Marshall, in the circuit court of James City county and the city of Williamsburg on the 11th day of October, 1917; was taken up. read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 131. I bill to amend and reenact section 2194 of the Code of Virginia, as heretofore amended, in relation to liens on crops for advances to farmers, az amended and re-enacted by an act approved March 17, 1910; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 153. A bill appropriating the sum of thirty-nine thousand ($39,000.00) dollars for the purchase of a lot of land on the comer of Governor and Franklin streets, in the city of Richmond, Va.; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 170. A bill to refund money improperly collected from the Virginia Hot Springs Company paid into the treasury of the State ; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed : and read a third time.

S. B. No. 1. A bill to provide for submitting to the qualified voters of the State the question of calling a constitutional convention, to be held for the purpose of revising and amending the present Constitution; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. Jt. Res. No. 5. Proposing amendment to section 32 of Article II of the Constitution of Virginia, and providing for publishing said amendment and certifying the same to the next General Assembly: was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. So. 66. I bill to authorize and regulate the exchange of certain classes of reciprocal or inter-insurance contracts among individuals, partnerships and corporations, empowering corporations generally to make such contract and prescribing certain fees, and penalty for violations; was taken up, read the second time, committee amendments agreed to, and the bill as amended, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. St. i bill to set forth the qualitications prerequisite to taking examination as registered pharmacists, on and after April 1, 1922; Was taken up and read the second time.

MR. MATHEWS offered a amendment, which was agreed to.

The bill as amended was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 53. A bill to cause all deposits or accounts in the several banks and banking corporations in this Commonwealth, whereof the depositor is uknown, or the person, or persons, to whom such account or deposit belongs, or belong, is, or are unknown, and against which deposit or account there has been no check, draft or order for a period of fifteen years, to escheat to the ('ommonwealthı; and to direct the manner of reporting same, and the final disposition thereof; was taken up, read the second time and committee amendments agreed to.

MR. STRODE offered an amendment.
On motion of MR. ROBERTSOX, the bill was passed by.

On motion of Mr. Cox, the Senate adjourned until tomorrow at 12 o'clock.

B. F. BUCHANAN,

President of the Senale. 0. 1. JANGER,

Clerk of the Senate.

TIIURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1915.

Lieutenant-Governor B. F. BucLLKAN presiding.
Praver by Rabbi E. N. Calisch.
The Journal of yesterday was read by the ('lerk.

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

In Ilouse of Delegates, February 13, 1918. The IIouse of Delegates has passed Senate bills entitled an act to amend and re-enact sections fifteen, eighteen and twenty of an act to provide for the immediate registration of all births and deaths throughout the State of Virginia, by means of certificates of births anul deaths, and burial or removal permits; to require prompt l'eturns to the Bureau of l'ital Statistics at the capital of the State, as l'equired to be established by the State Board of Ilealth ; to insure the thorough organization and efficiency of the registration of vital statistics throughout the State; to provide certain penalties; to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith, approved March 12, 1912, as amended by an act approved March 1:3, 1914, No. 75; an act to validate certiticates of acknowledgment to deeds and other writings recorded in Virginia, taken before certain officials in foreign countries, No. 69; and an act to amend and re-enact an act approved February 10, 1904, entitled an act to make valid any disposition of property in perpetuity for the maintenance or care of cemeteries, cemetery lots, monuments and other erections and authorizing cemetery companies and trustees holding title to cemeteries or burial grounds, to take and hold any property according to the terms of the grant, bequest, devise of gift, as amended and re-enacted by an act approved February 20, 1906, No. 71.

They have rejected Serate bill entitled an act to enlarge the powers of married women in respect of dower rights, No. 80.

They have disinissed Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact sections 17, 18 and 19 of an act entitled an act to establish a uniform system of bookkeeping and accounting and for the appointinent of a State accountant, approved Marci 14, 1910, as amended by an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to establish the uniform system of bookkeeping and accounting and for the appointment of a State accountant, approved March 14, 1910, so as to add thereto sections 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21, enlarging the powers and duties of the State accountant so as to authorize counties and cities to have the use of his services for the examination of the accounts of county and city officers at the expense of counties and cities, and providing for a biennial examination of county offices, No. 2.

They have passed House bills entitled an act to amend and reenact section 2700-a of an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to allow executors and other fiduciaries to invest in Virginia three per centum bonds, issued by virtue of an act approved February 14, 1882, approved February 9, 1898, approved March 22, 1916, in relation to fiduciary investments, No. 53; and an act to require the equipment of grinding, polishing and buffing wheels with suitable devices for the protection of operators and other persons from dust and refuse thrown off from such wheels; making non-compliance a misdemeanor and providing a penalty, No. 55; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

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