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the first time and referred to the Committee on Roads and Internal Navigation.

H. B. No. 448. A bill to take over certain roads in Clarke county; was taken up, read the first time and referred to the Committee on Roads and Internal Navigation.

H. B. No. 449. A bill to amend and re-enact section 2 of an act entitled an act to establish a public free school on the grounds of the Prison Association of Virginia, at Laurel, Henrico county, and to make an appropriation for erection and equipment of the school house, and to provide for the conduct and maintenance of the same, approved March 16, 1908; was taken up, read the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Institutions and Education.

H. B. No. 450. A bill to amend and re-enact clause 2 of an act of the General Assembly of Virginia, entitled an act to establish a court of law and chancery for the city of Roanoke, Virginia, which was approved March 10, 1910; was taken up, read the first time and referred to the Committee on Courts of Justice.

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

H. B. No. 346. A bill to prevent unfairness, imposition or fraud in the sale or disposition of certain "securities" herein defined by requiring an inspection thereof, providing for such inspection, supervision and regulation of the business of any person, association, partnership, or corporation, engaged or intending to engage, whether as principal, broker or agent, in the sale of any such securities in the State of Virginia as may be necessary to prevent unfairness, imposition or fraud in the sale or disposition of said securities, and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof.

Mr. Canxox, from the Committee on County, City and Town Organization, reported with amendments:

II. B. No. 185. A bill to amend and re-enact section 1 of an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act approved March 14, 1906, entitled an act to empower boards of supervisors to enact special and local legislation to protect the public roads and bridges from obstruction, encroachment and injury, to make violations of such enactments a misdemeanor, and to provide penalties, approved March 15, 1910.

IIe, from the same committee, reported without amendments, and with the recommendation that it be referred to the Committee on Finance:

H. B. No. 198. A bill to amend and re-enact section 834 of the Code of Virginia as heretofore amended.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments, and with the recommendation that it do not pass :

H. B. No. 385. A bill to amend and re-enact section 448 of the Code of Virginia, as heretofore amended, in relation to commissioners of revenue.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

H. B. No. 4:21. A bill to allow the supervisors of Amelia county to increase the salary of the county clerk of said county.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

H. B. No. 4:22. A bill to authorize and empower the council of the town of Columbia, in the county of Fluvanna, to elect the treasurer of said county collector for said town.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

H. B. No. 436. A bill to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act for the protection of fish in the Nottoway river, Southampton, Sussex, Dinwiddie, Brunswick and Greensville counties, Virginia, approved March 1, 1906.

Hle, from the same committee, reported without amendments, and with the recommendation that it be referred to the Committee on Fish and Game:

H. B. No. 410. A bill to allow the gigging of fish in North fork of Shenandoah river in certain seasons.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

H. B. No. 141. A bill to empower and authorize the board of supervisors of Lee county to employ an agent to make froin the office of the register of the land office of Virginia, copies of surveys missing from the surveyor's records now on file in the clerk's office of Lee county, and of old surveys covering lands in Lee county, as now constituted, made before the formation of said county, and to make copies so procured evidence in any case involving the title to the lands covered by such surveys.

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

H. B. No. 442. A bill to authorize and empower the council of the town of Luray, in the county of Page, to convey certain land to the Confederate Memorial Association of said county.

S. B. No. 380. A bill to amend and re-enact an act approved March 21, 1916, entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act approved March 21, 1914, entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act approved March 12, 1912, entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act approved March 11, 1908, entitled an act to amend and reenact an act approved Varch 10, 1906, entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact sections 7 and 17, as amended by an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact sections 7, 17 and 18 of an act approved February 20, 1892, entitled an act to provide for the settlement of the public debt of Virginia, not funded, et cetera, and variously amended January 31, 1894; January 23, 1896; January 25, 1898; February 3, 1900; February

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16, 1901; April 2, 1902; March 10, 1906; March 11, 1908; March 14, 1910; March 12, 1912; March 21, 1914, and March 21, 1916; was taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following vote-ayes, 30; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS—Messrs. Addison, Andrews, Barham, Byrd, Cannon, Conrad, Corbitt, Davis, Downing, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Goodloe, Gunn, Hening, Holt, Jordan, Keith, Lacy, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rinehart, Rison, Royall, Strode, Thornton, Walker, Webb, West—30.

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

Mr. Rison offered the following resolution, which was agreed to:

Resolved, by the Senate that for the remainder of the session no member shall discuss any bill under consideration, or any motion for

, more than 10 minutes, but this rule shall not apply to the appropriation bill or financial measures.

All other business having been suspended, the president, in the presence of the Senate, signed the following bills which had been passed by both Houses of the General Assembly and duly enrolled, the titles of said bills having been publicly read:

No. 316. House 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.

No. 26. IIouse bill to amend and re-enact section 4 of chapter 4 of an act entitled an act concerning corporations, which became a law on May 21, 1903, as amended and re-enacted by an act approved March 14, 1910, and as further amended and re-enacted by an act approved February 9, 1912, entitled an act to amend and reenact section 4.of chapter 4 of an act concerning corporations.

No. 139. House bill to amend and re-enact sections 45 and 54 of an act to incorporate the city of Newport News, in the county of Warwick, and to provide a charter therefor.

No. 144. House bill to amend and re-enact section eight hundred and fifty-two of the Code of Virginia of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, as amended by an act approved March 14, 1908.

No. 43. House bill to place mutual fire insurance companies under the supervision and control of the bureau of insurance.

No. 51. House bill to amend and re-enact section 8 of an act entitled an act to raise revenue for the support of the government and public free schools, and to pay the 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, as heretofore amended.

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No. 395. House bill to amend and re-enact sections 6, 11, 18, 18a, 18b, 19g, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 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 18c, 180, 18c, 27a, 27b, 270, 270, 28a, and 81a, and to repeal sections 13b, 30a, 306, 30c, 300, 30e, 30f, 30g, 304, 301, 30j, 93a, 93b, 93c, 93d, 93c, 93f, 93g, 93h, 93i, 93), 93k, 931, 93m, 93n, 930, 93p, 93q, 93r, 93s and 109 of said charter, the general 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 making 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.

No. 50. House bill to amend and re-enact section 492 of chapter 24 of the Code of Virginia, as heretofore amended.

H. B. No. 348. A bill to amend and re-enact sections 21, 59, 65, 72, 73 and 121 of an act to provide a new charter for the city of Bristol, as amended, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict therewith, approved March 14, 1908, and to add a new and independent section 125-a thereto; was taken up.

Mr. BUCHANAN moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was ordered to be read a third time, which was agreed to.

MR. BUCIIANAN offered an amendment, which was agreed to.

The bill, as amended, was then ordered to be engrossed; and being forth with engrossed, on his further motion, was passed with its title by the following vote---ayes, 33 ; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS-Messrs. Addison, Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Buchanan, Byrd, Cannon, Conrad, Corbitt, Davis, Downing, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Goodloe, Gunn, Hening, Holt, Jordan, Keith, Lacy, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rinehart, Rison, Robertson, Royall, Strode, Thornton, Trinkle, Webb, West-33.

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

H. B. No. 258. A bill to amend and re-enact an act approved February 20, 1896, entitled an act to provide for working and keeping in repair the public roads of Buchanan and Dickenson counties, as amended by act approved February 9, 1916, so as to provide how the board of supervisors of Buchanan county may establish, change and re-locate roads in that county and contract for the construction of same, on terms and conditions; was taken up.

MR. Risox moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time; which was agreed to.

On his further motion, the amendment to Sec. 5 was rejected.

Mr. Risox offered an amendment, which was agreed to, and the bill as amended was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time; and being forthwith engrossed, on his further motion, was passed with its title by the following vote-ayes, 33; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

Yeas-Messrs. Addison, Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Buchanan, Byrd, Cannon, Conrad, Corbitt, Davis, Downing, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Goodloe, Gunn, Hening, Holt, Jordan, Keith, Lacy, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rinehart, Rison, Robertson, Royall, Strode, Thornton, Trinkle, Webb, West-33.

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

II. B. No. 152. A bill to authorize the appointment of two additional commissioners in chancery for the circuit court of Montgomery county; was taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following vote-aves, 33; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS-Messrs. Addison, Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Buchanan, Byrd, Cannon, Conrad, Corbitt, Davis, Downing, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Goodloe, Gunn, Hening, Holt, Jordan, Keith, Lacy, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Ri art, Rison, Robertson, Royall, Strode, Thornton, Trinkle, Webb, West-33.

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

II. B. No. 222. A bill to validate certain instruments, and conferring upon mayors of towns the right to validate instruments, in

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