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The roll was again called, with the following resut:

For J. M. Page

29

Senators who voted are:

Messrs. Addison, Allen, Bowers, Byrd, Cannon, Corbitt, Downing, Drewry, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Goodloe, Goolrick, Gravatt, Gunn, Hening, Holt, Jeffreys, Keith, Lacy, Mitchell, Rinehart, Rison, Robertson, Royall, Thornton, Trinkle, Walker, Wendenburg.

For H. C. Ford

35

Senators who voted are:

Messrs. Addison, Allen, Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Buchanan, Byrd, Cannon, Conrad, Corbitt, Davis, Downing, Drewry, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Goodloe, Goolrick, Gunn, Holt, Jeffreys, Jordan, Keith, Lacy, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rinehart, Rison, Robertson, Royall, Strode, Thornton, Webb, West.

For

J. S.

Wilson

23

Senators who voted are:

Messrs. Andrews, Barham, Buchanan, Cannon, Conrad, Davis, Drewry, Gravatt, Gunn, Hening, Holt, Jordan, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rinehart, Strode, Thornton, Trinkle, Walker, Webb, Wendenburg, West.

For John E. Williams

33

Senators who voted are:

Messrs. Addison, Allen, Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Buchanan, Byrd, Conrad, Corbitt, Davis, Downing, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Goodloe, Goolrick, Gravatt, Hening, Jeffreys, Jordan, Keith, Lacy, Mapp, Mathews, Rison, Robertson, Royall, Strode, Trinkle, Walker, Webb, Wendenburg, West.

Messrs. J. M. Page, II. C. Ford and John E. Williams, having received the highest number of votes cast, and a majority of votes of senators voting, were declared duly elected members of the State Board of Education for the terms prescribed by the Constitution.

On motion of Mr. BARHAM, the foregoing elections were unanimously ratified.

The hour of 12:30 o'clock having arrived,

H. B. No. 163. A bill to revise, arrange and consoldiate into a code the general statutes of the Commonwealth ; being the special and continuing order for the hour, was taken up.

The resolution offered by MR. ROYALL on yesterday was taken up and read as follows:

Senate Joint Resolution:

Be it resolved by the Senate (the House of Delegates concurring), That a joint committee of the two houses be appointed, consisting of twelve members-seven from the House and five from the Senate, to which shall be referred the report of the revisors of the Code, as well as the notes of the revisors when completed and printed, and request the presence of the revisors at their meeting, which meetings of said committee shall commence as soon as practicable after the filing and printing of the notes of said revisors, and with directions to report their findings to the Governor, with such recoinmendations to the Governor and the General Assembly as to the committee may appear, not later than November first, nineteen hundred and eighteen.

MR. STRODE offered an amendment thereto.

The hour of 2 P. M., having arrived, the Chair was vacated until 3:30 P. M. o'clock.

B. F. BUCHANAX,

President of the Senate. O. V. HANGER,

Clerk of the Senate.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1918-AFTERNOON SESSION.

Lieutenant-Governor B. F. BUCHANAN presiding:

The following Senate bills were taken up and read the first time:

S. B. No. 142. A bill to amend and re-enact section fourteen of an act to establish a State Highway Commission, to define its powers and duties; the term of office, salary and qualifications of the commissioner; to authorize the commissioner to call into consultation the professors of engineering in certain State institutions and appropriating money to carry the provisions of this act into effect. Approved March 6, 1906, as amended March 3, 1908, and as amended March 2, 1914. S. B. No. 163.

A bill to provide for public health nursing and medical inspection and health inspection of school children.

S. B. No. 161. A bill to permit the transfer of the Vallely Turnpike to the Commonwealth of Virginia, to fix the terms and conditions of such transfer and to provide for the maintenance of said turnpike.

S. B. No. 225. A bill authorizing the rector and visitors of the University of Virginia, to offer one hundred and nineteen State scholarships to students from Virginia, which shall entitle the holder to tuition in the college, room rent, light, heat and attendance free of charge.

S. B. No. 252. A bill to provide for clearing trees and underbrush from the sides of public roads.

S. B. No. 272. A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of Lee county to borrow money and to issue bonds of said county, or any magisterial district thereof, for a sum not exceeding $50,000.00, for the purpose of repairing damage done by flood to the public roads and bridges of said county, and to levy taxes to pay the interest thereon and to create a sinking fund for the payment of such bonds at maturity.

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 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.

S. B. No. 281. A bill to validate, ratify, approve and confirm certain bonds to be issued by the county of Elizabeth City, authorizing the issue and providing for the redemption thereof, and for the ordering and holding of an election of the qualified voters of the said county, and the election ordered and held in pursuance thereof, for the purpose of raising funds for the permanent improvement of certain roads in Wythe magisterial district, county of Elizabeth City.

S. B. No. 286. A bill to authorize the sale and conveyance of a lot of not exceeding 15 acres of land, part of the State Penitentiary farm.

S. B. No. 331. A bill to provide that members and employees and agents of the State Highway Commission may use toll roads and toll bridges, without payment of toll

. S. B. No. 336. A bill to provide for deposit and disbursements of donations for public free school purposes.

S. B. No. 27. A bill to provide for the aid of destitute dependents of convicts and of convicts when discharged.

S. B. No. 146. A bill to enable the rector and board of visitors of the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute to provide needed accomodations and equipment for students, to issue bonds and borrow money therefor, and to appropriate money to provide for interest and a sinking fund for such purpose.

S. B. No. 166. A bill to amend and re-enact section 1 of an act entitled an act to create a commission to consider the compensation of court clerk, examiners of records, treasurers, commissioners of the revenue, sheriffs, high constables and city sergeants, and until action upon the report of said commissioners, to fix the maximum amount of the compensation of said officers, approved March 27, 1914, as amended by an act approved March 22, 1916.

S. B. No. 205. A bill to refund money improperly collected from the Vinton-Roanoke Water Company, a corporation, and paid into the treasury of the State.

S. B. No. 218. A bill in realtion to tax on incorporated school leagues

S. B. No. 215. A bill to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to prohibit the killing of sora in the marches of the Mattaponi river at night with lights, approved March 24, 1914; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

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: was taken up and read the second time.

MR. DEWRY Offered an amendment, which was agreed to, ard the bill, as amended, was crdered to be engrossed and read a third time.

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; was taken up, read the second time, crdered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 106. A bill to provide a new charter for the city of Clifton Forge, and to repeal all other acts or parts of acts in conflict therewith; 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. 119. A bill to amend and re-enact all acts creating and amending the charter of the city of Lynchburg; was taken up, and, on motion of Mr. Addison, was indefinitely postponed.

S. B. No. 258. A bill to authorize and empower boards of superrisors to remit certain classes of local taxes upon certain steam railways operating at a loss; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 198. A bill to prohibit stealing and taking away sand and gravel from the banks of the Potomac river in certain cases, and to repeal an act entitled an act to punish stealing and taking away sand within this Commonwealth, on the banks of the Poto mac river, approved March 8, 1894; 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. 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 departments 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; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

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; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 195. A bill to amend and reenact 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; was taken up, and read the second time.

MR. JORDAN offered an amendment, which was agreed to.
MR. ROYALL offered an amendment, which was agreed to.

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

S. B. No. 209. A bill to prevent minors from frequenting, playing in or loitering in public pool rooms, billiard rooms, outside of the corporate limits of towns and cities; 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. 219. A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of Rockingham county to acquire rock quarries; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 220. A bill to make and declare the county court house building and the lot appurtenant thereto, located in Harrisonburg, a part of Central magisterial district in Rockingham county, for certain purposes; was taken up and read the second time.

MR. CONRAD offered a substitute therefor, which was agreed to, and the bill, as amended, was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

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 by an act of the General Assembly approved March 2, 1894, and as further amended by an act of the General Assembly approved February 26, 1896, approved March 15, 1904, as further amended by an act approved March 10, 1910, approved March 20, 1916; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 235. A bill to amend and reenact sections four, nine, sixty-one, sixty-two, sixty-three, sixty-four and ninety of an act ap

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