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asking for appropriation to assist them in conducting normal department, for the purpose of training young men for teachers in the public schools of Virginia. Referred to committee on schools and colleges.

The morning hour having expired, the house proceeded to the business on the calendar.

No. 42. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section one of an act entitled an act to incorporate the Thornton's Gap turnpike company, passed January 19, 1848, was read a third time and passed.

Mr. Jack Carter moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was passed, which motion was rejected.

No. 27. House engrossed bill giving the consent of the State to the purchase by the United States of a tract of land in the connty of Henrii o, and of two parcels of land in the town of Danville, to be used for military cemeteries, and exempting the same from State or corporation taxes, was read a third time and rejected.

Mr. Coghill moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was rejected, which motion was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Riddlebarger, the bill was recommitted to the committee for courts of justice.

No. 19. House bill to amend and re-enact an act for the relief of the late sheriffs of the Commonwealth, was read a second time.

The substitute reported by the committee on finance was agreed to.

The bill as amended was ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.

No. 29. House bill to amend and re-enact section 14, chapter 188, of the Code of 1873, in relation to larceny, was,

On motion of Mr. Graves, disinissed.

Mr. Dooley moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was dismissed, which motion was rejected.

No. 30. House bill to prevent pulling and leaving fences down, and of opening and leaving open gates, without permission of owner, was read a second time.

Mr. Brown moved to amend the bill by adding at the end of the first section the following: “Provided that the gates so left open are not across any public high way."

Pending the consideration of which,
On motion of Mr. Williams, the bill was passed by.
No. 31. House bill amending section 24 of chapter 196 of the Code
of 1873, providing for organizing chain-ganys, was read a second time.

Mr. Paige moved to dismiss the bill.
Mr. P. J. Carter moved to pass by the bill, which was rejected.
The motion to dismiss the bill was rejected.

Mr. Gilliam moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the motion to disiniss the bill was rejected, which motion was rejectel.

The bill was ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.

Mr. Lucas moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was ordered to be engrossed, which motion was rejected.

Tbe following house bills were read a second, time and ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time:

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No. 32. House bill to incorporate the Virginia club of the city of Norfolk.

No. 41. House bill to provide artificial limbs for citizens of the Commonwealth who lost their limbs by the late war.

No. 42. House bill to amend and re-enact section 3 of chapter 46 of the Code of 1873, in relation to sheriffs' bonds.

No. 44. House bill to amend and re-enact section 4, chapter 129, acts of 1871-'72, entitled an act to incorporate the town of Newport, in * in Giles county, Virginia.

No. 45. House bill to incorporate the Columbia, Fairfax and Prince William railroad company.

The following house bills were dismissed :

No. 37. House bill to amend and re-enact the 32d section of chapter 46 of the Code of Virginia (edition 1873), prescribing the duties, compensation and liabilities of county treasurers, (on motion of Mr. Graves).

No. 38. House bill for the relief of the incorporators of the Woodstock and Wardensville turnpike company, (on motion of Mr. Richmond).

No. 39. House bill to correct the erroneous assessment of a certain tenement in the town of Lexington, (on motion of Mr. Powell).

No. 43. House bill fixing the pay and mileage of members of the general assembly, was,

On motion of Riddlebarger, laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. P. J. Carter, the house adjourned until to-morrow at 12 o'clock M.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 1874.

Prayer by Rev. Dr. Geo. Woodbridge, of the Episcopal church.
The journal was read by the clerk.
A communication from the senate, by their clerk, was read as follows:

In Senate, January 22, 1874.

The senate have passed house bill entitled

An act to amend the 34th section of chapter 202, Code of 1873, with reference to the trial of felonies; No. 14.

And they have agreed to A joint resolution from the house of delegates to appoint a committee of the senate and house of delegates to whom all propositions on the subject of amendments to the State constitution shall be referred.

And they have passed bills entitled

An act to amend and re-enact section nine of chapter one hundred and eighty-eight of the Code of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, in relation to offences against property ; No. 2.

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An act to amend and re-enact sections fourteen and seventeen of chapter eighty-two, Code eighteen hundred and seventy-three, in reference to examination of lunatics; No. 33.

An act to amend an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact section twelve, chapter sixty-three of the Code of Virginia, eighteen hundred aud seventy three, so as more effectually to require millers to grind, for toll, all grain brought to their mills for the consumpion of the person bringing or sending it, or his family; No. 36. And

An act to extend the time within which the Farmville, Charlottesville and Stanardsville narrow-gauge railroad may be commenced and completed; No. 56.

And they have agreed to

A joint resolution concerning the distribution and sale of the new Code.

In which bills and joint resolution they respectfully request the concurrence of the house of delegates.

Nos. 2 and 36. Senate bills, were read twice and referred to the committee for courts of justice.

No. 33. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on asylums and prisons.

No. 56. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on roads and internal navigation.

Senate joint resolution concerning the distribution of the new Code was read twice and referred to the committee on the library.

The following house bills and house joint resolutions, reported from the committee for courts of justice, were read a first time:

No. 59. House bill to amend and re-enact section 2, chapter 173 of the Code of 187:3, as to chancery dockets.

No. 60. House bill to amend the 2d section of chapter 109 of the Code 18733, in relation to escheators.

No. 61. House bill in relation to the interest on money.

No. 62. House joint resolution proposing amendments to the State constitution in relation to county organization.

No. 31. Senate bill entitled an act to define and declare the true intent and meaning of the act in force April 20, 1873, entitled an act to amend and re-enact sections 5 and 7 of an act to regulate and define the jurisdiction of the county and circuit courts, to prescribe the number of terms of the circuit court, and to fix the pay of the county ju lg23, was reportel from the committee for courts of justice, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

Leave of absence was granted Messrs. Harris, W. A. Nash and Goodwyn one day each, Stovall two days, Stuart four days, Richmond five days, and P. J. Carter ten days.

Mr. B. W. Lacy offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the superintendent of public printing be authorized and required to have printed and bound in paper covers one thousand copies of the report of the Eastern lunatic asylum for the use of that institution.

The house refused to refer the resolution to a committee.
The resolution was agreed to.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Kirkpatrick, who informed the house that the senate had passed house bill entitled an act to make valid the charter of the Virginia savings bank of Lynchburg, Virginia, granted by the Lynchburg circuit court; No. 22.

The following were presented and referred under rull 37:

By Mr. Lipscomb: A bill to amend and re-enact sections 15 and 16 of chapter 52, of the Code of 1873, in relation to public roads. Referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. Hunter: A bill in relation to subscriptions to the stock of incorporated companies by counties, cities, towns or townships. Referred to committee on roads and internal navigation.

By Mr. Hanger: Petition of citizens of Augusta county, praying that the Staunton and Parkersburg road be turned over to the county. Referred to committee on roads and internal navigation.

By Mr. Stovall:

Resolved, That the committee on finance be instructed to inquired into the expediency of so amending the license laws as to require a monthly list to be rendered by all retail liquor dealers and keepers of ordinaries of the number of gallons of liquor sold by them during each month, and that a tax of twenty-five cents per gallon be assessed on such sales.

By Mr. Yager: A bill to authorize the Valley mining and manufacturing company to borrow money, and to pledge the property of the company to secure the payment. Referred to committee on agriculture and mining

By Mr. Bagwell: Petition of one hundred and eighty-eight citizens of Chincoteague, in Accomac county, praying for the repeal of the present oyster law. Referred to committee on the Chesapeake and its tributaries.

By Mr. Dooley: Resolution to amend the 24th rule of the house of delegates. Referred to committee on rules.

The morning hour having expired, the house proceeded to the business on the calendar.

The following house engrossed bills were read a third time and passed :

No. 19. House engrossed bill to amend and re-enact an act for the relief of the late sheritfs of the Commonwealth.

No. 31. House engrossed bill amending section 24 of chapter 196 of the Code of 1873, providing for organizing chain-gangs.

No. 32. House engrossed bill to incorporate the Virginia club of the city of Norfolk.

No. 42. House engrossed bill to amend and re-enact section 3 of chapter 46 of the Code of 1873, in relation to sheriffs' bonds.

No. 44. House engrossed bill to amend and re-enact section 4, chapter 129, act 1871-72, entitled an act to incorporate the town of Newport, in Giles county, Virginia.

No. 45. House engrossed bill to incorporate the Columbia, Fairfax and Prince William railroad company.

Motions (severally made) to reconsider the votes by which house engrossed bills Nos. 31, 32, 42, 44 and 45 were passed, were rejected.

No. 41. House engrossed bill to provide artificial limbs for citizens of the Commonwealth who lost their limbs by the late war—yeas 103; nays 1.

The vote required by the constitution was recorded as follows:

YEAS--Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Bagwell, Banks, Beaton, Bickings, Blair, Boykin, Brady, Branch, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. Armistead Carter, Jack Carter, Peter J. Carter, Cecil, Matt Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Cox, Dooley, Finney, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Franklin, Fulkerson, Gaines, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilliam, Graves, Grayson, Griffith, Haden, Hamilton, Harris. Harrison, Henderson, Hill, Hoeninger, Holbrook, Jno. T. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, Hunter, James, Jett, B: W. Lacy, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lightner. Lipps, Lipscomb, Longley, Lovell, Loving, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, May, McGonigal, McMullan, Morrison, John L. Nash, W. A. Nash, Neeley, Nickens, Norton, O'Neal, Pannill, Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Round, Scruggs, Shumate, Spratt, Stovall, Stuart, Swann, Syphax, Taliaferro, Taylor, Turner, Van Auken, Walke. Wallace, Webb, Whittaker, Williams, Winn, Withers, Yager, Young, and Mr. Speaker--103.

NAYS-Mr. Moss-1.

Mr. Hoeninger moved a reconsideration of the vote by which house engrossed bill No. 41 was passed, which motion was rejected.

No. 30. House bill to prevent pulling and leaving fences down, and of opening and leaving open gates without permission of another, came

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The amendment offered by Mr. Brown, as follows-Add at end of first section the following: “Provided that the gates so left open are not across any public highway”—was agreed to.

Mr. Holbrook moved to amend the bill by inserting in the second line after the word “another” the words “willfully and intentionally," which was rejected.

Mr. Round moved to amend the bill by inserting in the fourth line after the word "permission," the following: "and any damage shall result therefrom to any individual,” which was rejected.

The bill as amended was ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.

Mr. P. J. Carter moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was ordered to be engrossed, which motion was rejected.

No. 46. House bill authorizing in actions for recovery of specific personal property the delivery of the thing sued for to the plaintiff, was read a second time and ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.

No. 36. House bill to validate the reassessment of the lands of Washington county, madle in the year 1873, for the year 1873, and to authorize the treasurer of said county to retain out of the taxes due the State for the year 1873, when collected, an amount equal to the excess of the taxes due on the lands of said county, as assessed in the year 1870, over the amount that would be due by the valuation under the

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