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Proposed bills would allow vote on liquor, regulate child labor

110 YEARS AGOThursday, Jan. 25, 1912from the Mathews Journal

Among the most important measures thus far introduced in the Virginia Legislature are:

The enabling act, a measure allowing the people upon petition to vote on the liquor question.

A bill to establish a central tax commission to equalize taxable values.

A child labor bill which also prohibits the working of messenger boys under sixteen years of age after ten o’clock at night.

A bill to do away with contracts for convict labor.

An anti-gambling act.

100 YEARS AGO Thursday, Jan. 26, 1922from the Gloucester Gazette

To the Merchants of Gloucester and Mathews County: I wish to announce that we have secured the franchise to bottle and sell Coca-Cola, in...

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