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SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 1874.

Prayer by Rev. Dr. C. H. Read, of the Presbyterian church.
The journal was read by the clerk.
A communication from the senate, by their clerk, was read as follows:

In Senate, March 6, 1874. The senate have passed a bill entitled

An act for the relief of J. H. C. Jones and A. C. Walker, executors of Peter Toombs, who was the surety of John L. Boughton, late sheriff of Essex county ; No. 46.

In which bill they respectfully request the concurrence of the house of delegates.

No. 46. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on finance.

House joint resolution appointing a joint committee to visit certain property in connection with a location for a lunatic asylum (returned from the senate with an amendment in the nature of a substitute), was,

On motion of Mr. Fulkerson, referred to the committee on asylums and prisons.

No. 203. Senate bill entitled an act to extend the time within which the township collectors of the counties of Wise and Buchanan may return their delinquent lists for the years 1872 and 1873, was reported from the committee on finance.

The following house bills, reported from the committee on roads and internal navigation, were read a first time:

No. 266. House bill to incorporate the New river and Piedmont narrow gauge railroad company.

No. 267. House bill to incorporate the Blacksburg railroad company, in the county of Montgomery.

No. 268. House bill to amend sections 12 and 16 of chapter 52 of the Code, in regard to the duties of overseers of roads, reported from the committee on counties, cities and towns, with a recommendation that it do not pass, was read a first time.

No. 269. House bill to incorporate the Virginia central life insurance company, reported from the committee on propositions and grieyances, was read a first time.

On motion of Mr. Harrison, leave was given to the committee on counties, cities and towns to have printed house bill to provide a charter for the city of Winchester.

The following were presented and referred under rule 37:

By Mr. Hamilton: A bill to allow the voters of Mecklenburg county to vote upon the question of establishing a fence law for the protection of crops. Referred to committee on agriculture and mining.

By Mr. Brown : Petition of the bar of Bedford county, for increase of salaries of circuit judges. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Lightner: Petition of members of the bar of Bath county, asking for increase of sheriffs' fees. Referred to committee on finance.

By Mr. Turner : Petition of the bar of Louisa county, for increase of sheriffs' fees. Referred to committee on finance.

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

No. 132. House bill to provide for the payment of interest on the public debt (unfinished business), came up.

On motion of Mr. Harrison, the bill was passed by.

No. 166. House bill forfeiting certain lands, and for other purposes, was,

On motion of Mr. Lee, taken up out of its order on the calendar.

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

No. 78. House engrossed bill continuing the special court of appeals, was read a third time and rejected-yeas 53; nays 43.

The vote required by the constitution was recorded as follows:

YEAS—Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Banks, Blair, Bohannon, Boykin, Brady, Branch, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, A. J. Clark, Matt Clark, Cockerille, Critz, Davis, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Franklin, P. Gibson, Gilliam, Gilman, Graves, Harris, Harrison, Henderson, Hoenniger, Holbrook, Hudgin, P. K. Jones, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. H. Lacy, Lamkin, Lewis, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, McMullan, Morrison, Neeley, Nickens, Ould, Pendleton, Scruggs, Shumate, Swann, Wallace, Wharton, Whittaker Winn, and Mr. Speaker–53.

NAYS--Messrs. Armentrout, Armstrong, Bickings, Brooks, Cecil, Crank, Dooley, Foster, Fulkerson, T. S. Gibson, Grayson, Hale, William Hoskins, Howard, James, Jett, Jordan, Lee, Lipps, Longley, Lybrook, May, Montague, Morris, Moss, John L. Nash, O'Neal, Popham, Powell, Rains, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Round, Sellers, Spratt, Strother, Syphax, Taliaferro, Taylor, Turner, Webb and Yager-43.

Mr. Dooley moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was rejected, which was agreed to-yeas 54; nays 41.

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

YEAS-Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Blair, Bohannon, Boykin, Branch, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Critz, Davis, Dooley, Flood, Franklin, P. Gibson, Gilliam, Gilman, Graves, Harris, Harrison, Henderson, Holbrook, Hudgin, P. K. Jones, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, May, McMullan, Montague, Morrison, Moss, J. L. Nash, Neeley, Nickens, Ould, Pendleton, Scruggs, Shumate, Spratt, Syphax, Taliaferro, Wallace, Wharton, Whittaker, Winn, and Mr. Speaker--54.

Nays-Messrs. Armentrout, Armstrong, Banks, Bickings, Cecil, Matt Clark, Crank, Fitzpatrick, Foster, Fulkerson, T. S. Gibson, Grayson, Hale, Hoenniger, William Hoskins, Howard, James, Jett, Jordan, Lee, Lewis, Lipps, Longley, Lybrook, Morris, W. A. Nash, O'Neal, Popham, Powell, Rains, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Round, Sellers, Strother, Taylor, Turner, Van Auken, Webb, and Yager-11.

On motion of Mr. Dooley, the bill was passed by.

No. 109. House engrossed bill to amend and re-enact section 10 of chapter 9, and section 2 of chapter 155 of the Code of 1873, in reference to the jurisdiction of circuit courts, was,

On motion of Mr. Allen, postponed until 17th March.

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

No. 81. House engrossed bill to authorize townships to vote upon the question of continuing or repealing present fence law.

On motion of Mr. Lamkin the title was amended so as to read as follows: "Requiring the county judges of the counties of Albemarle and Surry to submit the question of continuing or repealing the fence law to the voters of townships in their respective counties upon certain conditions."

No. 91. House engrossed bill to prevent the sale of intoxicating liquors to minors. No. 116. House engrossed bill incorporating Pamplin city, Virginia.

No. 215. House engrossed bill to authorize the vestry of Grace Protestant Episcopal Church, Lexington, Virginia, to borrow money.

No. 227. House engrossed bill to amend the first, third and fourth sections of the charter of the town of Ashland.

No. 107. House engrossed bill to amend and re-enact section 13 of chapter 123 of the Code of 1873, relative to the power of circuit and corporation courts over guardians and wards.

No. 106. House engrossed bill to amend and re-enact the 31st section of the 108th chapter of the Code of 1873, relative to proceedings on a caveat.

No. 110. House engrossed bill to amend and re-enact the 23d section of chapter 158 of the Code of 1873, in reference to special juries.

No. 176. House engrossed bill for the relief of the estate of William M. Hume, deceased, late sheriff of Fauquier, and his sureties—yeas 88; nays 2.

The vote required by the constitution was recorded as follows :

YEAS—Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Armstrong, Bagwell, Banks, Beaton, Bickings, Blair, Bohannon, Brady, Branch, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. Armistead Carter, A. J. Clark, Matt Clark, Cockerille, Crank, Critz, Davis, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Fulkerson, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilliam, Gilman, Graves, Hale, Hamilton, Henderson, Hoenniger, Holbrook, Wm. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, James, Jett, P. K. Jones, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loring, McMullan, Montague, Morrison, Moss, John L. Nash, W. A. Nash, Neeley, Nickens, O'Neal, Ould, Pendleton, Popham, Rains, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Swann, Taliaferro, Taylor, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Whittaker, Winn, Yager, Young, and Mr. Speaker—88.

NAYS—Messrs. Grayson and Powell—2.

No. 123. House engrossed bill to pay Henry A. Wise for his services as commissioner, and for his expenses on the commission, to adjust the boundary line between Virginia and Maryland-yeas 77; nays 13.

The vote required by the constitution was recorded as follows:

YEAS—Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Armstrong, Bagwell, Banks, Bickings, Blair, Bohannon, Boykin, Brady, Branch, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Cecil, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Crank, Critz, Davis, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Fulkerson, Gilman, Graves, Hale, Harris, Henderson, Hoenniger, Holbrook, William Hoskins, Hudgin, James, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. H. Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, McMullan, Montague, J. L. Nash, W. A. Nash, Neeley, Nickens, O'Neal, Ould, Pendleton, Rains, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Strother, Swann, Syphax, Taliaferro, Taylor, Turner, Van Auken, Wallace, Wharton, Whittaker, Winn, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-77.

NAYS—Messrs. Alexander, Armentrout, Matt Clark, T. S. Gibson, Gilliam, Grayson, Howard, P. K. Jones, Moss, Paige, Powell, Richmond, and Round—13.

Motions (severally made to reconsider the votes by which house engrossed bills Nos. 81, 91, 116, 215, 227, 107, 106, 110 and 123 were passed, were rejected.

Ordered, That Mr. Bagwell carry house bill No. 123 to the senate and request their concurrence.

No. 68. House bill entitled an act repealing so much of the act in force December 28, 1871, entitled an act to provide for the protection of fish in the waters of New river and its tributaries, as applies to that portion of New river above Grayson springs, in Carroll county, came up.

The amendments of the senate were agreed to.

No. 124. House bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact sections 6 and 9, and to repeal section 7 of an act entitled an act to incorporate the New York and Norfolk railroad .company, approved March 15, 1872, and to make further provisions in regard to the charter of said company, came up.

The first, second and third amendments of the senate were agreed to.

The fourth amendment of the senate as follows: Fourth section, thirty-fifth and thirty-sixth lines, strike out the words “and that said three-fifths includes a majority of the votes cast by freeholders at such election," was disagreed to.

Mr. Neeley moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the house disagreed to the fourth amendment of the senate, which was rejected— yeas 32; nays 44.

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

YEAS---Mesgrs. Anderson, Bagwell, Blair, Boykin, Brady, Brooks, J. A. Carter, Cockerille, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Henderson, Hoenniger, William Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, Jett, Jordan, Lovell, Lovenstein, McMullan, Montague, John L. Nash, W. A. Nash, Neeley, Pendleton, Rogers, Shumate, Strother, Swann, Taliaferro, Taylor, and Webb-32.

NAYS–Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Armentrout, Armstrong, Banks, Bickings, Brown, Campbell, Crank, Davis, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Franklin, Gilliam, Graves, Grayson, Hale, Hamilton, Harrison, Holbrook, P. K. Jones, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lightner, Lipps, Longley, Morrison, Moss, Ould, Popham, Powell, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Turner, Wallace, Wharton, Winn, Yager, Young, and Mr. Speaker-14.

Motions (severally made) by Mr. Neeley to reconsider the votes by which the first, second and third amendments of the senate were agreed to, were rejected.

The following senate bills were read a third time and passed :

No. 26. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the town of Boydton, in the county of Mecklenburg.

No. 139. Senate bill entitled an act to amend section 41 of an act entitled an act providing a charter for the city of Norfolk, in force March 16, 1871.

Mr. Taylor moved a reconsideration of the vote by which senate bill, No. 139, was passed, which motion was rejected.

The hour of one o'clock P. M. having arrived, special order

No. 61. House engrossed bill in relation to interest on money, came up:

The bill was read a third time and passed-yeas 59; nays 29.
On motion of Mr. Taylor, the vote was recorded as follows:

NAYS—Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Armentrout, Armstrong, Bickings, Bohannon, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Cecil, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Crank, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Franklin, Fulkerson, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Graves, Grayson, Hale, Harrison, Henderson, Holbrook, Howard, Hudgin, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. H. Lacy, Lewis, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Loving, Lybrook, McMullan, Montague, Morris, Morrison, Neeley, Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Sellers, Shumate, Strother, Swann, Taliaferro, Turner, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Yager, and Mr. Speaker—59.

Nays—Messrs. Anderson, Blair, Boykin, Brady, Branch, Matt Clark, Davis, Dooley, Foster, Gilliam, Gilman, Harris, Hoenniger, Wm. Hoskins, P. K. Jones, Lamkin, Lee, Lovenstein, May, Moss, John L. Nash, Nickens, O'Neal, Ould, Rains, Scruggs, Syphax, Taylor, and Whittaker-29.

Mr. Harrison moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was passed, which was rejected.

No. 10. Senate bill entitled an act to provide for the lease of the penitentiary, was,

On motion of Mr. Fulkerson, made a special continuing order for Monday, 16th instant, at 12 o'clock M.

No. 152. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the Westham granite company of Virginia, was,

On motion of Mr. Dooley, taken up out of its order on the calendar.

The amendment proposed by the committee on propositions and grievances was agreed to.

The bill was ordered to its third reading.

Mr. Dooley moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was ordered to its third reading, which was rejected.

No. 71. Senate bill entitled an act to re-enact and amend 27th section of chapter 118 of the Code of 1873, in reference to proof of wills, where the witnesses thereto reside beyond the county where the will is offered for probate, was,

On motion of Mr. Blair, dismissed.

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

No. 113. House bill for the relief of J. L. Boswell, administrator, &c., for work done on the Covington and Ohio railroad, was,

On motion of Mr. Allen, taken up out of its order on the calendar.

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