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S. B. No. 185. A bill to amend and re-enact section 2 of an act of the General Assembly of Virginia, entitled an act imposing public duties on heat, light, power, water and telephone companies and providing for the control and regulation of such companies by the State Corporation Commission, which was approved March 27, 1914; 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. 227. A bill providing when the defense of death by suicide can be inade in any action, motion or suit on life insurance policies, and to define the period after which such policies shall be incontestible; was taken up and read the second time.

MR. TRINKLE offered an amendment, which was agreed to, and the bill, as amended, was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 29. 1 bill prescribing the style of type in which conditions and restrictive provisions of insurance policies shall be printed, and to define the time in respect to which insurers may limit the right to institute suit or action upon such policies; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 231. A bill to punish persons unlawfully obtaining or attempting to obtain transportation over the lines of street railroads within this State, without the payment of lawful fares or charges for such transportation, and to prevent the unlawful disposition and use of transfer tickets; 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. Jt. Res. Yo. 14. Proposing amendment to section 16 of Article IV of the Constitution of Virginia; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 169. A bill to amend and re-enact section 13 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 amended and re-enacted by an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 13 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, approved March 17, 1910; was taken up, read the second time. ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 110. A bill to amend and re-enact section 10612 of an act entitled an act to raise revenue for the support of the govern

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ment and public free schools and to pay the interest on the public debt, and to provide a special tax for pensions, as authorized by sec tion 189 of the Constitution, approved April 16, 1903, and acts amendatory thereof; 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. 345. A bill to put wives and husbands on terms of equality as to contracts with or conveyances to each other touching property rights vested or contingent arising from the coverture; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

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

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

S. B. No. 284. 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; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 336. A bill to provide for deposit and disbursements of donations for public free school purposes; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

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 clerks, 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; was taken up, read the second time, committee amendments agreed to, and the bill, as amended, ordered to be engrossed and read a third tinc.

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; was taken up, read the second time and committee amendments agreed to.

MR. STRODE offered an amendment, which was agreed to; and the bill, as amended, was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B, No. 218. A bill in relation to tax on incorporated school leagues; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 223. A bill regulating the hours of labor of women; was taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following vote-ayes, 25; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS—Messrs. Addison, Barham, Bowers, Buchanan, Cannon, Conrad, Downing, Garrett, Gayle, Goodloe, Goolrick, Gravatt, Gunn, Hening, Jef. freys, Jordan, Keith, Lacy, Mapp, Mitchell, Rison, Robertson, Royall, Strode, Trinkle—25.

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

A message was received from the House of Delegates, by Mr. CLEMENTS, who informed the Senate that the House of Delegates had refused to concur in the Senate amendments to

H. B. No. 4. A bill to amend and re-enact section 89 of an act entitled an act to provide for the settlement, registration, transfer and assurance of titles to land, and to establish courts of land registration with jurisdiction for said purposes, and to make uniform the laws of the State enacting the same, approved February 24, 1916. On motion of MR. BUCHANAN:

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

H. B. No. 51. A 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; were made a special and continuing order for Tuesday, February 26, 1918, at 12:30 o'clock.

S. B. No. 363. A bill to authorize the town council of the toin of Altavista to sell and convey certain lands belonging to said town; was taken up.

MR. ADDISON moved that the Committee on County, City and Town Organization be discharged from further consideration of the bill, which was agreed to by the following vote—ayes, 22; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS-Messrs. Addison, Bärham, Bowers, Buchanan, Cannon, Conrad, Downing, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Goodloe, Goolrick, Gunn, Hening, Jeffreys, Lacy, Rison, Robertson, Royall, Strode, Trinkle, Walker--22.

S. B. No. 25. A bill to prevent industrial accidents; to provide medical and surgical care for injured employees; to establish rates of compensation for personal injuries or death sustained by employees in the course of employment; to provide methods for insuring the payment of such compensation; to create an industrial board for the administration of this act, and to prescribe the powers and duties of such board; was taken up.

MR. GOOLRICK moved that a final vote be taken thereon, not later than 5 P. M. o'clock, on Monday, February 25, 1918.

MR. GAYLE moved as a substitute therefor that the bill be referred to the Committee on Courts of Justice, which was rejected by the following vote--ayes, 4; noes, 20.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS–Messrs. Bowers, Gayle, Hening, Keith-4.

NAYS-Messrs. Addison, Barham, Buchanan, Cannon, Corbitt, Davis, Drewry, Garrett, Goolrick, Gravatt, Gunn, Holt, Jeffreys, Lacy, Mathews, Rison, Robertson, Royall, Trinkle, Walker-20.

The motion of MR. GOOLRICK was agreed to.

A message was received from the House of Delegates, by MR. STANT, who informed the Senate that the House of Delegates had passed the following House joint resolution, in which they requested the concurrence of the Senate:

Resolved by the House of Delegates (the Senate concurring), That the Auditor of Public Accounts be required to add and publish a table, on one side of a single sheet or page, to his annual reports, hereafter made, showing in separate columns the total assessed valuations, in each county and city in the State, of (1) real estate; (2) standing timber; (3) mineral lands developed and undeveloped ; (4) tangible personal property; (5) intangible personal property, other than capital employed in business ; (6) capital employed in business; (7) money on deposit; (8) shares of bank stock; and public service corporations; and the totals thereof in each county and city; the totals for the counties and cities respectively, and the total for the State; and any other matter deemed pertinent by the Auditor.

The following communications from the Governor, by his secretary, were received, read, and referred to the Committee on Nominations :

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA,

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE,

RICHMOND, February 22, 1918. To the Senate of Virginia:

I have this day appointed, subject to confirmation by the Senate, James Belwood, of Chesterfield county, R. F. D., South Richmond, to be a member of the Board of Charities and Corrections, for the term of five years, beginning April 1, 1918.

WESTMORELAND DAVIS,

Governor.

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA,

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE,

RICHMOND, February 22, 1918. To the Senate of Virginia:

I have this day appointed, subject to the consent of the Senate, Thomas R. Keith, of Fairfax; C. W. Woolfolk, of Orange; Robert S. Cochran, of The Plans, to be members of the board of visitors of the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind at Staunton, each for a term of four years, beginning July 1, 1918.

WESTMORELAND DAVIS,

Governor.

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA,

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE,

RICHMOND, February 22, 1918. To the Senate of Virginia:

I have this day appointed, subject to the consent of the Senate, John Stewart Bryan, of Richmond: Goodrich Hatton, of Portsmouth; Alexander F. Robertson, of Staunton; H. Dalton Dillard, of Rocky Mount; C. Harding Walker, of Heathsville, to be members of the board of visitors of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, each for a term of four years, beginning February 28, 1918.

WESTMORELAND DAVIS.

Governor.

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA,

GOVER VOR'S OFFICE,

RICHMOND, February 22, 1918. To the Senate of Virginia:

I have this day appointed, subject to the consent of the Senate, Dr. James H. Dillard, of Charlottesville; Southall Farrar, of Amelia; Carroll Pierce, of Alexandria; R. P. Cocke, of Williamsburg; Nathaniel T. Green, of Norfolk. to be members of the board of visitors of the College of William and Mary, in Virginia, at Williamsburg, each for a term of four years. beginning March 7, 1918.

WESTMORELAND DAVIS,

Governor.

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