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The motion of Mr. Anderson to dismiss the bill was agreed toyeas 52; nays 51.

On motion of Mr. Hamilton, the vote was recorded as follows:

YEAS–Messrs. Alexander, Anderson, Bagwell, Banks, Beaton, Bohannon, Boykin, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, Cecil, A. J. Clark, Dooley, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Gaines, T. S. Gibson, Graves, Griffith, Harrison, Hoeninger, Holbrook, Wm. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, Hunter, James, Jett, Jordan, Koiner, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Lipscomb, Massey, McMullan, Montague, John L. Nash, Pendleton, Popham, Powell

, Rogers, Scruggs, Sellers, Spratt, Strother, Swann, Wallace, Webb, and Mr. Speaker–52.

Nays-Messrs. Allen, Armentrout, Armstrong, Bickings, Blair, Brady, Branch, Brooks, Peter J. Carter, Matt Clark. Cockerille, Coghill, Cox, Crank, Finney. Fitzpatrick, Fulkerson, Gardner, Gilliam, Goodwyn, Grayson, Hamilton, Harris, Henderson, Rufus S. Jones, B. W. Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Longley, Lovell, Lucas, Lybrook, Magruder, Morrison, Moss, W. A. Nash, Neeley, Nickens, Norton, Riddlebarger, Round, Shumate, Syphax, Taliaferro, Taylor, Van Auken, Whittaker, Williams, Winn, Withers, and Yager–51.

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

On motion of Mr. Bagwell, the house adjourned until Monday next at 12 o'clock M.

MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 1874.

Prayer by the Rev. George C. Vanderslice, of the Methodist church.
The journal was read by the clerk.
Senate joint resolution as follows was agreed to:

Resolved (with the concurrence of the house of delegates), That a select committee be appointed, consisting of five members of the house of delegates' and three of the senate, to whom shall be referred the communication of the governor in reference to Commodore Matthew F. Maury, deceased.

The speaker laid before the house a communication from the inspectors of tobacco at West Hill warehouse, Petersburg, in answer to a resolution in relation to insurance on planters' tobacco, which was referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

The speaker laid before the house the following communication :

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA,

EXECUTIVE OFFICE, January 26th, 1874. To the Senate and House of Delegates :

I have the honor to transmit herewith the able and exhaustive final report of the commissioners in behalf of this state upon the boundaries between Maryland and Virginia, together with the accompanying papers, and to commend to your careful consideration the important interests to which they refer.

JAMES L. KEMPER.

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Which, together with the report mentioned, was referred to the committee for courts of justice.

No. 15. House bill authorizing D. A. Plecker to erect a toll-bridge across North river at Mount Crawford, in Rockingham county, was, on motion of Mr. Armstrong, taken up from the table.

The bill was placed on the calendar.

No. 69. House bill to authorize the school trustees of Stonewall district, in the county of Richmond, to appropriate for school purposes the dog tax for 1872 in said county, reported from the committee on finance with the recommendation that it do not pass, was read a first time.

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

No. 70. House bill to prevent trespasses on lands and injuries to crops, with the recommendation that it do not pass.

No. 71. House bill to amend and re-enact section 1 of chapter 147 of the Code of 1873, extending the jurisdiction of justices in civil cases to $100, with a recommendation that it do not pass.

No. 72. House bill to authorize the Valley mining and manufacturing company to borrow money, and to pledge the property of the company to secure the payment, reported from the committee on agriculture and mining, was read a first time.

No. 73. House bill to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act authorizing certain commissioners to sell a certain lot of land in Winchester belonging to the Winchester academy, reported from the committee on schools and colleges, was read a first time.

The following reports were agreed to:

The committee on finance have, according to order, had under consideration a resolution to examine the law prescribing the amount of bonds of the sheriffs of the Commonwealth, and if found necessary, report a bill modifying said law, respectfully report that any change in the law is deemed inadvisable, and ask to be relieved from its further consideration.

The committee on finance have, according to order, had under consideration the following resolution to them referred : Resolved, That the

committee on finance be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the law in regard to the duty of assessors, as to require all the assessors in the Commonwealth, in taking their annual list of property, to register on their books all bonds or other evidences of debt held by parties in their respective districts, describing said bonds or other evidences of debt, and if bonds or obligations of any class, stating by whom drawn and when; to whom payable and when; how much is due thereon, and the cash valuation thereof—and to prescribe as a penalty to parties who fail when called on by his assessor to make such an exhibit of his bonds, or other evidences of debt, or to give the desired information in regard to the same, so as to lead to the same practical results, viz: The registration and

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assessment of all the bonds and other evidences of debt in the State with a view to taxation-forfeiture of all legal remedies to collect the same, when contracted prior to the 10th day of April, 1865, and double tax when contracted since that time, for each year's failue to register the same for taxation.

And respectfully report that it is inexpedient to legislate on the subject, and ask to be discharged from its further consideration.

The following were presented and referred under rule 37:

By Mr. Brooks: A bill to provide a charter for the city of Manchester. Referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. Lamkin: A bill to arrest the sale of delinquent lands on certain conditions. Referred to committee on finance.

By Mr. Graves: A bill to amend section three of chapter 184 of the Code of 1873, relative to the mode of enforcing recoveries of money on executions. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Armentrout:

Resolved, That the committee on privileges and elections inquire into the expediency of abolishing the registration laws of this Commonwealth, except in cities and towns containing over one thousand inhabitants.

By Mr. McMullan:

Resolved, That the committee on counties, cities and towns, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so changing the law as to require persons applying to the courts for the establishment of new roads, or the alteration of existing ones, when of no convenience to the public generally, but benificial to one or a very few individuals, to pay all the costs incurred in the case, whether the application be granted or not, and report by bill or otherwise.

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

No. 56. Senate bill entitled an act to extend the time within which the Farmville, Charlottesville and Stanardsville narrow-gauge railroad may be commenced and completed, was read a third time and passed.

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 five and seven 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 county judges,” was read a third time and passed.

Mr. Coghill moved to amend the title by striking out the same and inserting in lieu thereof the following: “An act to amend and re-enact chapter 209 of the Code (edition of 1873), so as to provide that the said edition shall be valid and in force,” which was agreed to.

The title as amended was agreed to.

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

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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.

No. 48. House engrossed bill requiring claims for jury services to be presented for payment within two years.

No. 49. House engrossed bill to provide for the collection of the revenue of the city of Norfolk, for the year 1873-yeas 104.

The vote required by the constitution was recorded as follows;

YEAS-Messrs. Alexander, Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Bagwell, Banks, Beaton, Bickings, Blair, Bohannon, Boykin, Brady, Branch, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. Armistead Carter, Jack Carter, Cecil, A. J. Clark, Matt. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Cox, Crank, Davis, Dooley, Finney, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Gaines, Gardner, T. S. Gibson, Gilliam, Goodwyn, Graves, Grayson, Griffith, Haden, Hamilton, Harrison, Henderson, Hæninger, Holbrook, Wm. Hoskins, Jno. T. Hoskins, James, Jett, Peter K. Jones, Rufus S. Jones, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lipps, Lipscomb, Longley, Lovell, Loving, Lucas, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, May, McGonigal, McMullan, Montague, Morrison, Moss, Jno. L. Nash, W. A. Nash, Norton, O'Neal, Ould, Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Rains, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Swann, Syphax, Taliaferro, Taylor, Thomas, Turner, Wallace, Wharton, Whittaker, Williams, Winn, Withers, Yager, Young, and Mr. Speaker-104.

No. 51. House engrossed bill authorizing the trustees of the religious society in Frederick county, known as the United Brethren in Christ, to sell and convey certain property.

No. 52. House engrossed bill to authorize the trustees of the Union Station Methodist Episcopal Church South to make a deed of trust on parsonage property.

Motions (severally made) to reconsider the votes by which engrossed bills Nos. 48, 49 and 52 were passed, were rejected.

No. 47. House bill to amend and re-enact section 8, chapter 143, Code of 1873, with reference to buying and selling coupons, was, on motion of Mr. Taylor, postponed until February 20th, 1874.

No. 54. House bill to amend and re-enact section 48, chapter 52 of the Code of 1873, in relation to county roads, was, on motion of Mr. Coghill, recommitted to the committee for courts of justice.

No. 65. House bill to incsrporate the Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Good Templars in the State of Virginia, was, on motion of Mr. Holbrook, dismissed.

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

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

No. 53. House bill to amend and re-enact section 11, chapter 195 of the Code of 1873, in relation to limitation of prosecutions.

No. 55. House bill for the relief of sheriffs in the service of civil process of other counties than the one in which they reside.

No. 56. House bill to prevent obstructions to highways.

No. 57. House bill to provide for the collection of taxes and county levy in the town of Manchester, Chesterfield county, assessed for the

No. 58. House bill to incorporate the Richmond, Craigton and Hanover turnpike company, in the counties of Henrico and Hanover.

year 1873.

No. 59. House bill to amend and re-enact section 2, chapter 173 of the Code of 1873, as to chancery dockets.

No. 60. House bill to amend the 2d section of chapter 109 of the Code of 1873, in relation to escheators.

On motion of Riddlebarger, the house adjourned until to-morrow at 12 o'clock M.

TUESDAY, JANUARY, 27, 1874.

Prayer by the Rev. George C. Vanderslice, of the Methodist church. The journal was read by the clerk.

No. 57. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the town of Banister, in the county of Halifax, was reported from the committee on counties, cities and towns.

No. 33. Senate bill entitleil an act to amend and re-enact sections 14 and 17 of chapter 82, Code of 1873, in reference to examination of lunatics, was reported from the committee on asylums and prisons.

No. 74. House bill to authorize the county of Albemarle to borrow money to improve its roads, and also to change the present road law in reference to said county, reported from the committee on counties, cities and towns, was read a first time.

No. 61. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact sections 1 and 6 of an act entitled an act to incorporate the Norfolk and Princess Anne turnpike company, approved March 26th, 1872, was reported from the committee on roads and internal navigation.

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

No. 75. House bill to amend and re-enact section 25 of chapter 158 of the Code of Virginia (edition of 1873), so as to increase the pay of grand juries.

No. 76. House bill 10 amend and re-enact section 4, chapter 6 of the Code of Virginia (edition of 1873), in relation to vacancies in the offices of governor and lieutenant-governor.

No. 77. House bill to amend section 3d of chapter 184 of the Code of 1873, relative to the mode of enforcing recoveries of money on executions, with a recommendation that it do not pass.

The following reports were agreed to:

The committee for courts of justice have, according to order, had under consideration « resolution to increase the pay of jurors in civil, criminal and misdemeanor cases, and have adopted the following resolution :

Resolved (as the opinion of this committee), That it is inexpedient to change the law on this subject.

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