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For judge of the Eleventh judicial circuit:
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Clarence W. Robinson, having received all of the votes cast, was declared duly elected judge of the Eleventh judicial circuit for the legal term of that office.
For judge of the Fifteenth judicial circuit:
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R. H. L. Chichester, having received all of the votes cast, was declared duly elected judge of the Fifteenth judicial circuit for the legal term of that office.
For judge of the Nineteenth judicial circuit:
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George K. Anderson, having received all of the votes cast, was declared duly elected judge of the Nineteenth judicial circuit for the legal term of that office.
For judge of the twenty-third judicial circuit:
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Preston W. Campbell, having received all of the votes cast, was declared duly elected judge of the Twenty-third judicial circuit for the legal term of that office.
MR. BUCHANAN, by leave, presented the following resolution:
Whereas, the act appointing the revisors of the Code approved February 5, 1915, amending and re-enacting an act approved March 21, 1914, provides that the commissioners appointed under the act approved March 21, 1914 to revise, codify and index the general statute law of this State, shall collate, revise and codify all the general statutes, civil and criminal of this Commonwealth, which may be in force at the time of the completion of their work, and properly index the same,' and,
Whereas, the report of the Revisors, page VI, states: “There have been many substantial changes in the statutes, but it is believed that most of them will meet with such ready concurrence that it would be unnecessary to mention them even if it could be done within a reasonable space. A few of them, however, are of such nature that it is deemed proper to bring them more particularly to your attention.” and,
Whereas, in their work of revision and codification they have made many radical changes in the statute law of the Commonwealth as it existed at the time of the completion of their work,” and the said revisors have only called attention to a few of such changes:
Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Senate that the said revisors; Samuel A. Anderson, M. P. Burks and F. B. Hutton be, and they are hereby, requested to submit to the Senate, at as early a date as possible, a report showing all of the changes which they have made in the statute laws of Virginia “in force at the time of the completion of their work”, with their reasons for such changes; which was
MR. ROYALL offered the following substitute therefor:
Resolved by the Senate of Virginia, the House of Delegates concurring, that the members of the Code Revision or such of them as may be able, sit during the session of this General Assembly with such committee as may be proper for the purpose of giving such information as may be requested in regard to the report submitted by them, and shall have the requisite privilege of the floor of each house for that purpose.
VR. BUCHANAN moved to pass the matter by until tomorrow, which was agreed to by the following vote-ayes, 16; noes, 14.
Senators who voted are:
YEASA—Messrs. Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Buchanan, Corbitt, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Hening, Holt, Jeffreys, Jordan, Lacy, Mitchell, Rinehart, West—16.
NAYS—Messrs. Addison, Allen, Cannon, Conrad, Davis, Goodloe, Gunn, Mathews, Rison, Robertson, Royall, Strode, Trinkle, Webb—14.
On motion of MR. STRODE, the Senate adjourned until tomorrow at 12 o'clock M.
GEORGE T. RISON,
Acting President of the Senate. 0. V. HANGER,
Clerk of the Senate.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 1918.
Prayer by Rev. F. T. McFaden.
The following communication from the Secretary of the Commonwealth, transmitting the name of the Senator-elect to fill the vacancy in the Eleventh Senatorial District, was received and read:
COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA,
RICHMOND, January 17, 1918.
As required by law, I herewith respectfully transmit the name of the riember-elect of the Senate of Virginia to fill the vacancy in the Eleventh Senatorial district, as ascertained and determined by the Board of State Canvassers at their meeting held today, the official record of which is on file in my office. Eleventh District-Fauquier and Loudoun, Lucien Keith. Very respectfully,
B. 0. JAMES, Secretary of the Commonwealth.
A quorum being present, Senator Lucien Keith having previously filed in the office of the Clerk of the Senate a certificate of his electior, came forward and the Clerk of the Senate administered to him the oath prescribed by law.
The following telegram was received by the President of tlie Senate, and read :
CAMP LEE, VA., January 16, 1918. President Senate, State House,
Richmond, Va.: Three Hundred Nineteenth Infantry, composed of enlisted men from Pennsylvania, cordially invites the President and members of the Senate of Virginia to join with it in celebrating the anniversary of the birth of General Robert E. Lee. Exercises honoring the memory of the brilliant son of Virginia will be held at the Y. M. C. A. auditorium at Camp Lee on Saturday at 1 P. M.
FRANK S. COCHEN,
Colonel 319th Infantry.
Whereupon Mr. Robertson introduced the following resolution:
Whereas it is the desire of this body to evidence its veneration for the memory of Robert E. Lee; and,
Whereas this body appricate the feeling of fraternity and patrio tism which has prompted the 319th regiment, composed of enlisted men from the State of Pennsylvania at Camp Lee, Virginia, to com
memorate his birthday and to invite the Senate of his native State to meet for the observance of this day;
Now, therefore, be it resolved, that the Senate of Virginia commends the desire on the part of the 319th regiment to wipe out, in this time of our national stress, any sectional feeling as well as the desire on their part to show their admiration of the great southern soldiers;
That the Senate accept the invitation of the 319th Regiment to attend these memorial exercises and extend its thanks therfor:
That when the Senate adjourns Friday that it adjourn until twelve o'clock noon on the 21st of January;
That the Senate assemble in this chamber at ten o'clock A. M. the 19th day of January, from whence it shall go in a body to the memorial exercises of the 319th Regiment at Camp Lee;
That the clerk of this body shall send a copy of these resolutions to the commanding officer of the 319th Regiment at ('amp Lee, Virginia; which was agreed to.
Mr. Rison, from the (Committee on ('ourts of Justice, reported without amendments:
S. Jt. R. No. 2. Proposing amendment to section 1:38 of the ('onstitution of Virginia.
Hle, from the same committee, reported without amendments:
S. B. No. 8. A bill to authorize the oppointment of one additional commissioner in chancery for the circuit court of the city of Norfolk.
He, from the same committee, reported withont amendments: S. B. No. 36. A bill to declare the lot on whcich is located the (vourt house of Greensville county, in the town of Emporia, a part of each of the three magisterial districts of said county of Greensville.
He, from the same committee, reported with amendments:
S. B. No. 37. A bill to amend and re-enact section 30 of chapter 5, of an act entitled an act concerning corporations, which became a law on the 21st day of May, 1903, as heretofore amenderl.
And he, from the same committee, reported without amendments:
S. B. No. 45. A bill to amend and re-enact section 3059-1 of an act entitled “an act to amend and re-enact section 3057 of the Code of Virginia, as amended and re-enacted by an act approved December 26, 1903, and as further amended and re-enacted by an act approved March 9, 1906, and as further amended and re-enacted by an act approved February 29, 1908, and as further amended and re-enacted by an act approved March 14, 1908, and also to amend and re-enact section 3059 of the Code of Virginia, as amended and re-enacted by an act December 26, 1903, entitled an act to repeal sections 3063, 3065, 3066, 3067, of the Code of Virginia, and to amend and re-enact sections 3056, 3057, 3058, 3059, 3060 and 3062 of the Code, as
heretofore amended, and as further amended by an act approved February 23, 1904, and as further amended by an act approved March 15, 1904, and as further amended by an act approved March 14, 1906, as to the times for holding regular terms of the courts in the several circuits, and giving jurisdiction to courts during recess. whether adjourned for the purpose of opening or holding another term, or part or portion there or otherwise, which the judges of the circuit courts now have in vacation, and as further amended and re-enacted by an act approved March 14, 1908, and as further amended by an act approved February 26, 1910, and as amended and re-enacted by an act approved March 4, 1912, approved March 27, 1914, relating to the terms of the circuit court for the twenty-second circuit."
MR. Cannon, from the Committee on County, city and Town Organization, reported without amendments:
S. B. No. 30. A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of Augusta county to issue time warrants to carry the present floating debt of Augusta county, and to levy a tax to pay the interest upon said debt, and to establish a sinking fund to pay off said debt in full.
And he, from the same committee, reported with amendments:
S. B. No. 31. A bill to amend and re-enact Chapter 252 of Acts of the General Assembly of 1906, entitled an act to authorize the several school boards of the school districts in this State to borrow money belonging to the literary fund for certain purposes and to authorize the loan of said funds of each district, as amended by Chapter 82 of the Act of 1908, and Chapter 359, of the Acts of 1914, and further amended by Chapter 187 of the Acts of 1916.
MR. BOWERS, from the Joint Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation, reported that the object of within bill cannot be reached by general law or court proceedings :
S. B. No. 56. A bill to amend and re-enact sub-section 5, section 20, of the charter of the city of Norfolk, as amended by an act approved March 17, 1916; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.
MR. BICHANAX, by leave, presented
S. B. No. 70. A bill to prevent forest fires, from originating from certain kinds of mills; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on General Laws.
MR. THORNTOX, by leave, presented
S. B. No. 71. Á bill to amend and re-enact section 2 of 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