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sent to the widow of the deceased, by the clerk of the senate and the clerk of the house.

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 25.

(Adopted February 22, 1907.)

Authorizing the payment of per diem and mileage of special joint

committee and clerks while sitting in vacation.

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the chairman of the special joint committee to investigate the Stuart mine disaster be, and he is hereby authorized to draw warrants on the auditor for the per diem of the members of that committee and clerks while sitting in vacation of the legislature, to be paid out of the funds already appropriated for that purpose.

PROCLAMATION.

STATE (F WEST VIRGINI1,

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT. I, William M. 0. Dawson, Governor of the State of West Virginia, by virtue of the authority conferred upon me by section seven of article seven of the Constitution, do hereby call the Legislature of said State to convene, at the Capitol, in the City of Charleston, on Saturday, the twenty-third day of Februaary, A. D., 1907, at two o'clock in the afternoon, to act upon the following subjects of legislative business, to-wit:

First. To make appropriations of public money to pay general charges upon the treasury.

Second. To make appropriations of public money to pay members of the Legislature and for salaries of the officers of the government, in pursuance of section forty-two of Article seven of the Constitution.

Third. To take up, consider, amend and pass the following bills:

(1) A bill known in the session just expired as House Bill No. 188, entitled, “A Bill to amend and re-enact sections five, six, seven, ten, twelve, thirteen. fourteen, fifteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineten, twenty, twenty-eight, twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-one, thirty-six, thirty-eight, forty-eight, forty-nine, fifty-two, fifty-three, fifty-seven, fifty-nine, sixty-four, sixty-five, sixty-seven, sixty-eight, seventyone, seventy-two, seventy-six, seventy-seven, seventy-eight, seventynine, eighty, eighty-one, eighty-six, one hundred and twenty-nine, one hundred and thirty and one hundred and thirty-two of chapter twenty-nine of the Code of West Virginia as last amended and reenacted by chapter four of the Acts of 1904, and chapter thirty-five of the Acts of 1905, relating to the assessment of taxes.

(2) A bill known in the session just expired as Senate Bill No. 144, entitled, "A Bill to amend and re-enact sections one, two, ten, twelve, eighteen, forty, forty-four, sixty-two, sixty-six, seventy-four, seventy-seven, eighty-six, eighty-seven, eighty-eight, ninety-two, one hundred, one hundred and three, one hundred and seven, one hundred and nine, one hundred and thirteen, one hundred and fifteen, one hundred and seventeen, one hundred and twenty, and to add thereto section one hundred and twenty-a, of chapter thirty-two of the Code of West Virginia as last amended and re-enacted by chapter thirty-six of the Acts of the Legislature of nineteen hundred and five, relating to the regulations respecting licenses, injury to persons arising from illegal sales of intoxicating liquors-remedy therefor, the amount of rate of tax on each subject of taxation, and to provide for the payment of all license privileges and franchise taxes collected by the state to the credit of the state fund.”

(3) A bill known in the session just expired as Senate Bill No. 171, entilted, “A Bill to create the department of mines, to provide a more efficient system of mine inspection, to re-district the state for the purpose of mine inspection, and to regulate mining opera

tions."

(4) A bill known in the session just expired as Substitute for House Bill No. 53, being a bill to amend and re-enact section two of chapter eight of the Acts of 1904.

(5) To take up, consider, amend and pass a bill known in the session just expired as Senate Bill No. 197, entitled, “A Bill imposing a state record tax on certain writings and instruments admitted to record in the office of the clerk of the county court."

(6) To take up, consider, amend and pass a bill known in the session just expired as Senate Bill No. 215, entitled, “A Bill to define a trust and to provide for criminal penalties and civil damages and punishment of corporations, persons, firms and associations, or persons connected with them, and to promote free competition in commerce and all classes of business in the State.”

(7) To take up, consider, amend and pass a bill known in the session just expired as House Bill No. 155, entitled, “A Bill to repeal the act incorporating Adelphi Lodge No. 8 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in the town of Clarksburg, as passed by the General Assembly of Virginia, April 7, 1858, together with the amendment and re-enactment of the same by the Acts of 1866, of the Legislature of West Virginia, together, also with the amendment and re-enactment of the same by the Acts of 1891 of the Legislature of West Virginia, and all other Acts or parts of Acts relating to said incorporation of Adelphi Lodge No. 8.”

(8) To take up, consider, amend and pass a bill known in the session just expired as Senate Bill No. 138, entitled, “A Bill to amend and re-enact chapter thirty-nine of the Acts of West Virginia Legislature of nineteen hundred and five, constituting the auditor of this state the attorney-in-fact for all foreign and non-resident domestic corporations and prescribing his duties, as such, and requiring him to pay into the state treasury the revenues therefrom."

(9) To take up, consider, amend and pass a bill known in the session just expired as Senate Bill No. 139, entitled, “A Bill to amend and re-enact section twenty-four of chapter fifty-four of the Code of eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, concerning an attorneyin-fact."

(10) To take up, consider, amend and pass a bill known in the session just expired as Senate Bill No. 130,“A Bill to prohibit sales of merchandise in bulk in fraud of creditors."

Fourth. To act upon any message of the Governor disapproving any act or resolution of the Legislature, passed either at this extra session or at the session just expired, as provided in section 14 of article seven of the Constitution; and also to act upon any such act or resolution as provided in said section 14; and, also, to take up, consider, amend and pass again any such act or resolution.

Fifth. To consider and pass any act or acts relating to or concerning the revenues of the state arising from license taxes, or the assessment of property for taxation, or the levying of taxes on property:

Sixth. To pass resolutions or acts to put into effect from passage any act passed either at this extra session or at the session just expired.

I respectfully request, in order to economize in the expenditure of public money as far as practicable, that the Speaker and Clerk of the House, and the President and Clerk of the Senate, select only such clerks and other employes whose services are absolutely necessary during this extra session, and that such only be retained, and all other discharged. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused

the Great Seal of the State to be affixed, this

twenty-third day of February, in the year of (GREAT SEAL) our Lord nineteen hundred and seven, and of the State the forty-fourth.

WM. M. O. DAWSON.
By the Governor;
C. W. SWISHER,

Secretary of State.

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