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JOURNAL

OF

THE SENATE

OF THE

Commonwealth of Virginia

BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CAPITOL IN THE

CITY OF RICHMOND

ON

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1924

RICHMOND
DAVIS BOTTOM, SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC PRINTING

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SENATE JOURNAL

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1924

The Senate met at 12 M., and was called to order by Lieutenant-Governor JUNIUS E. WEST.

Prayer by Rev. George P. Mayo.

The following communication was received from the Secretary of the Commonwealth, transmitting a list of the Senators elect:

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA,
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH,

RICHMOND, January, 9, 1924. To the Honorable, the Clerk of the Senate of Virginia :

As required by law, I herewith respectfully transmit a list of the members-elect of the Senate of Virginia for the term beginning this day, as ascertained and determined by the Board of State Canvassers at their meeting held the fourth Monday in November, 1923, the official record of which is on file in my office. Very respectfully,

B. 0. JAMES, Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Warner Ames.

son.

MEMBERS-ELECT OF THE SENATE OF VIRGINIA
First District-Counties of Accomac, Northampton and Princess Anne,
Second District-City of Norfolk, James S. Barron, John A. Lesner.

Third District-County of Norfolk, and cities of South Norfolk and Portsmouth, Alfred C. Smith.

Fourth District Counties of Amherst and Nelson, J. Belmont WoodFifth District-Counties of Nansemond, Southampton, Isle of Wight, and city of Suffolk, C. C. Vaughan, Jr.

Sixth District Counties of Sussex, Surry, Prince George, Greensville, and city of Hopewell, W. 0. Rogers.

Seventh District Counties of Mecklenburg and Brunswick, William H. Eighth District-County of Dinwiddie and city of Petersburg, Morton

Ninth District-Counties of Amelia, Nottoway, Lunenburg, Prince Edward and Powhatan, Louis S. Epes.

Tenth District County of Halifax, M. B. Booker.

Eleventh District Counties of Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland and Charlotte, S. L. Ferguson.

Twelfth District County of Campbell, and city of Lynchburg, A. D. Thirteenth District-Counties of Pittsylvania, Henry, Patrick, and city of Danville, W. A. Garrett, N. E. Clement.

Fourteenth District Counties of Carroll and Grayson, J. M. Parsons.

Jeffreys, Jr.

G. Goode.

Barksdale.

Fifteenth District-Counties of Washington and Smyth, and city of Bristol, B. F. Buchanan.

Sixteenth District_Counties of Scott and Lee, John Henry Johnson. Seventeenth District-Counties of Wise and Dickenson, John M. Beaty.

Eighteenth District-Counties of Buchanan, Tazewell and Russell, S. J. Thompson.

Nineteenth District-Counties of Wythe, Bland, Giles and Pulaski, John H. Crockett.

Twentieth District-Counties of Bath, Craig, Botetourt, Alleghany, and city of Clifton Forge, George W. Layman.

Twenty-first District-City of Roanoke, and county of Roanoke, Holman Willis.

Twenty-second District-City of Roanoke, and counties of Roanoke, Franklin, Floyd, Montgomery, and city of Radford, Robert J. Noell.

Twenty-third District, Counties of Rockbridge, Bedford, and city of Buena Vista, S. S. Lambeth, Jr.

Twenty-fourth District-Counties of Augusta, Highland, and city of Staunton, Wm. H. East.

Twenty-fifth District-Counties of Rockingham, Page, Warren, and city of Harrisonburg, Ward Swank.

Twenty-sixth District-Counties of Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, and city of Winchester, Henry Flood Byrd.

Twenty-seventh District-Counties of Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna, Madison, and city of Charlottesville, N. B. Early.

Twenty-eighth District-Counties of Spotsylvania, Louisa, Orange, Stafford, and city of Fredericksburg, W. Worth Smith, Jr.

Twenty-ninth District-Counties of Fauquier, Loudoun, Culpeper, and Rappahannock, E. B. White.

Thirtieth District-Counties of Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William, and city of Alexandria, Frank L. Ball.

Thirty-first District Counties of King George, Westmoreland, Northumberland, Lancaster and Richmond, Thomas J. Downing.

Thirty-second District Counties of Caroline, King William, Hanover and Goochland, Henry T. Wickham.

Thirty-third District Counties of King and Queen, Middlesex, Gloucester, Mathews, York and Essex, R. H. Stubbs.

Thirty-fourth District_Cities of Newport News and Hampton, and counties of Elizabeth City and Warwick, Saxon W. Holt.

Thirty-fifth District—Counties of Henrico, Chesterfield, New Kent, Charles City, James City, and city of Williamsburg, Julien Gunn.

Thirty-sixth District—City of Richmond, Morgan R. Mills, T. Gray Haddon and W. W. Workman.

The roll was then called, and the following Senators responded to their names :

Messrs. Ames, Ball, Barksdale, Barron, Beaty, Booker, Buchanan, Byrd, Clement, Crockett, Downing, Early, East, Epes, Ferguson, Garrett, Goode, Gunn, Haddon, Holt, Jeffreys, Johnson, Lambeth, Layman, Lesner, Mills, Noell, Parsons, Rogers, Smith, Alfred C., Smith, W. Worth, Jr., Stubbs, Swank, Thompson, Vaughan, Wickham, Woodson and Workman -38.

A quorum being present, Senators WARNER AMES, FRANK L. BALL, A. D. BARKSDALE, JAMES S. BARRON, J. M. BEATY, M. B. BOOKER, B. F. BUCHANAN. H. F. BYRD. N. E. CLEMENT, JOHN H. CROCKETT, T. J. DOWNING, N. B. EARLY, WILLIAM H. EAST, LOUIS S. EPES, S. L. FERGUSON, W. A. GARRETT, MORTON G.

GOODE, JULIEN GUNN, T. GRAY HADDON, SAXON W. HOLT, WILLIAM H. JEFFREYS, JR., JOHN HENRY JOHNSON, S. S. LAMBETH, JR., G. W. LAYMAN, JOHN A. LESNER, MORGAN R. MILLS, ROBERT J. NOELL, J. M. PARSONS, W. 0. ROGERS, ALFRED C. SMITH, W. WORTH SMITH, JR., R. H. STUBBS, WARD SWANK, S. J. THOMPSON, C. C. VAUGHAN, JR., H. T. WICKHAM, J. BELMONT WOODSON and W. W. WORKMAN, having previously filed in the office of the Clerk of the Senate certificates of their election, came forward and the Clerk of the Senate administered to each of them the oath prescribed by law.

MR. HOLT presented the following resolution:

Resolved, That the rules for the government of the Senate shall be the rules adopted at the extra session of 1923.

The rules were then adopted, and are as follows:

I. ATTENDANCE AND ADJOURNMENT 1. No member shall absent himself from the service of the Senate without leave, unless he is sick or unable to attend.

2. A majority of Senators shall be necessary to proceed to business; five may adjourn, and nine may order a call of the Senate, send for absentees, and make any order for their censure or discharge. On a call of the Senate, the doors shall not be closed against any Senator until his name shall have been once enrolled.

3. The President shall take the chair every day precisely at the hour to which the Senate shall have adjourned on the preceding day; shall immediately call the Senate to order, and a quorum being present, shall cause the journal of the preceding day to be read. Any mistakes in the entries shall upon motion, then be corrected, and being found correct, shall be signed by the President and the Clerk, and upon the last day of the session, the journal for that day being examined and found correct, shall be signed by the President and the Clerk, and the said journals, when so signed, shall be the authentic record of the proceedings of the Senate.

When the Senate adjourns each day, every Senator shall keep his seat until the President leaves his seat.

II. THE PRESIDENT 4. If any question be put upon a bill or resolution, the President shall state the same without argument.

5. The President may call any Senator to the chair, who shall exercise its functions for the time; but no Senator, by virtue of such appointment, shall preside for a longer period than three days.

6. At the commencement of each session the Senate shall elect six pages, who shall receive for their services four dollars per day each.

III. THE CLERK 7. A Clerk shall be elected by the Senate for a term of four years, and shall be deemed to continue in office until another is chosen. The Clerk shall not suffer any records or papers to be taken from the table or out of his custody by any person except a chairman of a committee; but he may deliver any bills or papers, directed to be printed, to the Superintendent of Public Printing, or to any Senator, on taking his receipt for the same.

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