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Senators who voted are:

YEAS—Messrs. Addison, Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Buchanan, Cannon, Conrad, Corbitt, Downing, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Goodloe, Gunn, Hening, Holt, Jeffreys, Keith, Lacy, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rinehart, Robertson, Royall, Thornton, Trinkle, Walker, Webb, Wendenburg, West—31.

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

II. B. No. 63. A bill to incorporate the town of Newbern in the county of Pulaski, and to amend and re-enact an act approved March 20, 1916, entitled an act to incorporate the town of Newbern in the county of Pulaski, and to repeal an act entitled an act to incorporate the town of Newbern, in the county of Pulaski, approved March 4, 1872, was taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following voteaves, 30; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS-Messrs. Addison, Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Buchanan, Cannon. Conrad, Corbitt, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Goodloe, Goolrick, Gunn, Hening, Holt, Jeffreys, Jordan, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Riheart, Robertson, Royall, Thornton, Trinkle, Walker, Webb, Wendenburg, West-30.

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

House Joint Resolution. Proposing amendment to section 184 of the Constitution of Virginia.

Resolved by the House of Delegates (the Senate concurring) (a majority of the members elected to each house agreeing), That the following amendment to the Constitution of Virginia be, and the same is hereby proposed, and referred to the General Assembly to be chosen at the next general election of members of the House of Delegates for its concurrence, in conformity with the provisions of section one hundred and ninety-six, of article fifteen, of the said Constitution, namely:

Strike out from the Constitution of Virginia section one hundred and eighty-four, which is in the following words:

Section 184. No debt shall be contracted by the State except to meet casual deficits in the revenue, to redeem a previous liability of the State, to suppress insurrection, repel invasion, or defend the State in time of war. No script, certificate, or other evidence of State indebtedness, shall be issued, except for the transfer or redemption of stock previously issued, or for such debts as are expressly authorized in this Constitution.

And insert in lieu thereof the following:

Section 184. No debt shall be contracted by the State except to construct, repair and maintain public roads, to meet casual deficits in the revenue, to redeem a previous liability of the State, to suppress insurrection, repel invasion, or defend the State in time of war. No script, certificate, or other evidence of State indebtedness, shall be issued except for the transfer or redemption of stock previously issued, or for such debts as are express y, authorized in this Constitution ; was taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following vote-ayes, 26; noes, 1.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS—Messrs. Addison, Buchanan, Cannon, Corbitt, Downing, Drewry, Early, Garrett, Goodloe, Goolrick, Gunn, Hening, Holt, Jordan, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Robertson, Royall, Strode, Thornton, Trinkle, Walker, Webb, Wendenburg, West--26.

NAYS-Mr. Barham-1.

MR. GOOLRICK moved to reconsider the vote by which the resolution was passed, which was rejected.

S. B. No. 71. A 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 inaintenance 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 pronartu according to the terms of the grant, bequest, devise or gift, as amended by an act approved February 20, 1906, was taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following vote-ayes, 29; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS–Messrs. Addison. Andrews. Barham, Bowers. Buchanan, Cannon, Conrad, Corbitt, Downing, Drewry, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Goolrick, Gravatt, Gunn, Hening, Jeffreys, Jordan, Mapp, Mitchell, Rinehart, Robertson, Royall, Thornton, Trinkle, Webb, Wenednburg, West—29.

The committee amendment to the title was agreed to.

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

S. B. No. 157. A bill 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, was taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following vote-ayes, 27; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS—Messrs. Barham, Bowers, Buchanan, Cannon, Conrad, Corbitt, Downing, Drewry, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Goodloe, Gunn, Hening, Jeffreys, Jordan, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rinehart, Robertson, Royall, Thornton, Trinkle, Webb, Wendenburg, West--27.

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

S. B. No. 113. A bill to amend and re-enact sections 2 and 3 of an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 of an act entitled an act providing for the appointment of a State Board of Health and of local board of health, detining the duties and powers and compensation thereof, and of their members, officers and agents in connection with the preservation of public health; and prescribing penalties against witnesses failnig to obey subpoenas issued by said State Board of Health, or any authorized member thereof, for refusing to testify or otherwise acting in contempt of said State board or its duly authorized members, approved March 7, 1900 (section 1713-d, Code of 1904); to repeal sections 1714, 1715, 1716, 1717 and 1718 of the Code of Virginia, 1887, and all other acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith; to provide for the appointment of a health commissioner and assistants, to define their duties, to provide for their compensation and to appropriate money to carry the provisions of this act into effect, approved March 14, 1908, was taken up, read the third time and rejected by the following vote-ayes, 18; noes, 12.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS—Messrs. Addison, Bowers, Conrad, Corbitt, Downing, Drewry, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Goolrick, Gunn, Mapp, Mitchell, Strode, Thornton, Trinkle, Walker, Wendenburg—18.

NAYS—Messrs. Allen, Andrews, Barham, Cannon, Goodloe, Hening, Jeffreys, Jordan, Rinehart, Robertson, Royall, Webb-12.

MR. Canxox moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was rejected.

MR. WALKER moved to pass by the motion to reconsider, which was agreed to.

On motion of MR. WALKER, the Senate adjourned until tomorrow at 12 o'clock.

B. F. BUCHANAN,

President of the Senate. 0. V. HANGER,

Clerk of the Senate.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1918.
Lieutenant-Governor B. FRANK BUCHANAN presiding.
Prayer by Rev. T. A. Smoot.
The Journal of yesterday 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 5, 1918. The House of Delegates has dismissed Senate bill entitled an act 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 to each district, as amended by chapter 82 of the Acts of 1908 and chapter 359 of the Acts of 1914, and further amended by chapter 187 of the Acts of 1916, No. 31.

They have passed House bills entitled an act to provide for the examination and punishment of persons convicted of prostitution, or of keeping houses of ill fame or assignation, and for the commitment of such persons to citv farms or hospitals, So. 35; an act providing that any county or city of this State may pay a monthly allowance to indigent, widowed mothers for the partial support of their children in their own homes, No. 64; an act to prescribe who may administer an oath or affidavit to the purchaser of fuel, provisions, or other thing, and the effect of such oath or affidavit, No. 71; an act to validate certificates of acknowledgment to deeds and other writings recorded in Virginia, taken before certain officials in foreign countries, No. 72; an act to repeal section 141 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, as heretofore amended, and to prohibit gypsies and other strolling companies of persons pretending to tell fortunes and practice magie arts for money, No. 82; an act to prohibit the killing of quail or pheasants in the county of Washington, for the period of two years, No. 86; an act to amend and re-enact section 32-a of the charter of the city of Portsmouth, approved March 13, 1912, as heretofore amended, in reference to the issue of bonds, No. 88; an act to prevent the setting or using of fish nets or fish traps within James river within or opposite the corporation limits of the city of Lynchburg, No. 89; an act to authorize the mayor and council of the city of Williamsburg, in the county of James City, State of Virginia, to issue bonds and borrow money for the purpose of building, repairing and maintaining streets, sidewalks and bridges, and extendng water and sewer mains; provided that the question of such bond issue for the purposes named, be first submitted to the qualified voters of said city, and to authorize such council to call a special election for the submission of the same to the voters thereof, No. 93; an act to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to provide

a new charter for the city of Portsmouth, approved March 10, 1908, as amended by an act approved March 12, 1912, by adding a new chapter thereto to be known as chapter 10, relating to the initiative, referendum and recall, No. 94; an act to amend section 2844 of the Code of Virginia, as heretofore amended, in relation to public holidays, No. 142; and an act to revise, arrange, and consolidate into a code the general statutes of the Commonwealth, No. 163; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

H. B. No. 88. A bill to amend and re-enact section 32-a of the charter of the city of Portsmouth, approved March 13, 1912, as heretofore amended, in reference to the issue of bonds, was taken up, read the first time and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization..

H. B. No. 64. A bill providing that any county or city of this State may pay a monthly allowance to indigent, widowed mothers for the partial support of their children in their own homes, was taken up, read the first time and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

H. B. No. 71. A bill to prescribe who may administer an oath or affidavit to the purchaser of fuel, provisions, or other thing, and the effect of such oath or affidavit, was taken up, read the first time and referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice.

H. B. No. 72. A bill to validate certificates of acknowledgment to deeds and other writings recorded in Virginia, taken before certain officials in foreign countries, was taken up, read the first time and referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice.

H. B. No. 82. A bill to repeal section 141 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, as heretofore amended, and to prohibit gypsies and other strolling companies of persons pretending to tell fortunes and practice magic arts for money, was taken up, read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H. B. No. 86. A bill to prohibit the killing of quail or pheasants in the county of Washington, for the period of two years, was taken up, read the first time and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

H. B. No. 89. A bill to prevent the setting or using of fish nets or fish traps within James river within or opposite the corporation limits of the city of Lynchburg, was taken up, read the first time and referred to the Committee on Fish and Game.

H. B. No. 93. A bill to authorize the mayor and council of the city of Williamsburg, in the county of James City, State of Virginia, to issue bonds and borrow money for the purpose of build

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