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Thirty-ninth District--King and Queen, Middlesex, Gloucester, Essex, and
Mathews-J. V. Stubbs.

The following members were elected to fill unexpired terms:
Fourth District Montgomery, Roanoke and Craig, and Roanoke city-J. Allen
Watts.

Sixth District-('arroll, Grayson, and Floyd-Lewis T. Jennings.
Twentieth District_Campbell and city of Lynchburg-Richard L. Miller.
Thirty-eighth District-Elizabeth City, Warwick, York, James ('ity, Charles
City, New Kent, and King William-Manly H. Barnes.

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

Messrs. Manly H. Barnes, Thomas H. Barnes, Taylor Berry, B. F. Buchanan, Edward Echols, II. D. Flood, Joel C. Green, Thomas K. Harnsberger, Thomas W. Harrison, James Ilay, Arthur E. Herbert, John L. Hurt, George W. Jackson, Lewis T. Jennings, Charles P. Jones, W. I. Jordan, George W. Lelato, William A. Little, Jr., William Lovenstein, H. L. Maynard, W. B. McIlwaine, Richard L. Miller, George W. Morris, George A. Mushbach, F. M. Parrish, Conway R. Sands, Joseph W. Southall

, Alexander St. Clair, James N. Stubbs, James L. Tredway, M. L. Walton, Robert J. Washington, J. Allen Watts, Walter A. Watson, T. G. Wells, Henry T. Wickham, and T. N. Williams-37.

A quorum being present, the following Senators having previously filed in the office of the clerk of the Senate certificates of their election, came forward, and the clerk administered to each of them the oath prescribed by law, and they took their seats :

Messrs. Manly H. Barnes, Taylor Berry, B. F. Buchanan, Edward Echols, Henry Fairfax, Joel C. Green, James Hay, Arthur E. Herbert, George W. Jackson, Lewis T. Jennings, Charles P. Jones, W. 1. Jordan, George W. LeCato, William A. Little, Jr., William Lovenstein, H. L. Maynard, W. B. Mellwaine, Richard L. Miller, George W. Morris, Conway R. Sands, Alexander St. Clair, James N. Stubbs, James L. Tredway, J. Allen Watts, and T. N. Williams--25.

On motion of Mr. LOVENSTEIN,

Resolved, That the roles for the government of the Senate shall be the rules adopted by the session of 1891–92.

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

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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 func

tions 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 four pages, who shall receive for their services two dollars per day each.

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7. The Clerk of the Senate 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.

8. The Journal of the Senate shall be daily drawn up by the clerk, and shall be read the succeeding day ; it shall be printed under the supervision of the clerk, and delivered to the senators without delay.

9. The clerk of the Senate shall appoint a first assistant and a second assistant clerk, and five committee clerks, not more than one of whom shall be appointed from the same congressional district. One of the committee clerks shall be clerk of the committee on roads and internal navigation, and of agriculture, mining, and manufacturing ; one of the committee on general laws, and of privileges and elections; one of the committee for courts of justice, and on public institutions and education; one of the committee on finance and banks; one of the cominittee on county, city, and town organizations, and on fish and game. The clerks so appointed shall remain in the capitol during the sessions of the Senate, and shall perform any duties that the other standing committees may require, when not employed by their respective committees, and the clerk of the Senate may also require said clerks, when not employed by the standing committees, to assist in engrossing bills or aid him in the Senate chamber when necessary. The said clerks shall be reinovable by the clerk of the Senate, or by the committees of which they are clerks. The second assistant clerk, who shall act as clerk of the committee on education, shall receive the same compensation as a clerk of a comunittee.

10. Before reading each bill the clerk shall announce whether it is the first, second, or third time of reading the bill.

11. The clerks of the Senate and House of Delegates may interchange messages at such times between the hour of adjournment and that of meeting on the following day as that the said messages may be read immediately after the orders of the day.

12. The clerk of the Senate shall, at each session, have printed and bound with the manual of rules, &c., the ('onstitution of Virginia, for the use of the senators.

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IV.

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS AND DOORKEEPER.

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13. No senator shall be taken into custody by the sergeant-at-arms on any complaint of breach of privilege until the matter is examined by the committee of privileges and elections and reported to the Senate, unless by order of the Senate.

14. It shall be the duty of the doorkeeper of the Senate to preserve, in chronological or numerical order, a copy of every printed document distributed in the Senate, and to deliver the same at the close of the session to the clerk of the Senate, whose duty it shall be to have them bound and preserved in his office for the use of this body.

15. In order to prevent interruption of the business of the Senate, the coorkeeper shall be constantly at his post during the sessions of the Senate, and shall admit within the chamber no person except otticers of the government of this and any other State, and of the United States; members and ex-members of Congress and House of Delegates; their officers ; ex-members of the Senate of Virginia ; ministers of the gospel and reporters of the proceedings of the Senate; but ladies and their escorts may be assigned privileged seats. It shall be the duty of the doorkeeper to show all persons not entitled to privileged seats to the gallery. It shall be his duty, when any person desires an interview with a senator or the President, or the clerk of the Senate, to send a messenger to him, and such person may be admitted to one of the privileged seats, if so invited by either of them.

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