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The house joint resolution, as amended, was ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time:

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Moffett, who informed the house that the senate had agreed to report of joint committee on the late defalcation in relation to certain bonds of the Commonwealth, as amended by the house.

No. 253. House bill to amend and re-enact the 13th and 59th sections of chapter 78 of the Code of 1873; in relation to public free schools, was,

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

Mr. Popham moved to amend the bill by adding at end of 13th section, as proposed to be amended, the following words: “either from State or county appropriation."

Mr. Round moved to strike out the 13th section as proposed to be amended.

Mr. Bobannon moved to lay the bill on the table, which was rejected-yeas 42; nays 61.

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

YEAS-Messrs. Armstrong, Bagwell, Beaton, Bohannon, Boykin, Brooks, Brown, J. A. Carter, P. J. Carter, A. J. Clark, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Franklin, Friend, Fulkerson, Gilman, Graves, Hamilton, Harrison, Henderson, Hill, R. S. Jones, J. H. Lacy, Lipscomb, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, McMullan, Moore, Morrison, Moss, J. L. Nash, W. A. Nash, Nickens, Shumate, Stuart, Winn, and Mr. Speaker--42.

Nays-Messrs. Alexander, Banks, Bickings, Blair, Brady, Branch, Jack Carter, Matt Clark, Cockerille, Finney, Flood, Foster, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilliam, Goodwyn, Grayson, Griffith, Hale, Harris, Holbrook, Willlam Hoskins, John T. Hoskins, Howard, Judgin, Hunter, James, P. K. Jones, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Lucas, May, Montague, Morris, Neeley, Norton, Paige, Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Rains, Richmond, Scruggs, Spratt, Stovall, Strother, Swann, Syphax, Taylor, Thomas, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Whittaker, and Young-61.

The amendment offered by Mr. Popham was rejected.

The motion by Mr. Round to strike out the 13th section, as proposed to be amended, was rejected-yeas 46; nays 59.

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

YEAS.- Messrs. Armstrong, Bagwell, Beaton, Blair, Boykin, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, P. J. Carter, A. J. Clark, Crank, Fitzpatrick, Franklin, Friend, Fulkerson, Gardner, Gilman, Graves, Harris, Harrison, Henderson, R. S. Jones, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Lucas, Lybrook, Magruder, May, MeMullan, Moore, Morrison, Moss, J. L. Nash, W. A. Nash, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Stovall, Stuart, Syphax, Winn,

and Mr. Speaker-46. NAYS--Messrs. Alexander, Banks, Bickings, Bohannon, Brady, Branch, Jack Carter, Cecil, Matt Clark, Cockerille, Critz, Finney, Flood, Foster, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilliam, Goodwyn, Griffith, Hale, Hamilton, Hill, Holbrook, William Hoskins, John T. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, Hunter, James, P. K. Jones, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. H. Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Lipscomb, Massey, Montague, Morris, Nickens, Norton, Paige, Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Rains, Richmond, Spratt, Strother, Swann, Taylor, Thomas, Wallace, Webb, Whittaker, and Young-59.

On motion of Mr. Jack Carter, the house adjourned until to-morrow at 11 o'clock A. M.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 1874.

Prayer by Rev. J. E. Edwards, of the Methodist church.
The journal was read by the clerk.
A communication from the senate, by their clerk, was read as follows:

In Senate, March 12, 1874.
The senate have passed house bills entitled
An act to prevent the sale of intoxicating liquors to minors; No. 91.
An act incorporating Pamplin City, Virginia; No. 116.

An act 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; No. 123.

An act to amend first section of an act approved March 29, 1871, concerning the town of Columbia, Fluvanna county ; No. 223. And

An act to amend the first, third and fourth sections of the charter of the town of Ashland; No. 227.

And they have passed, with amendments, house bill entitled

An act 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. 107.

They have passed bills entitled

An act for the relief of Ira M. Hurt and Ira Hurt, sureties for Richard A. Hurt, a lunatic; No. 143. And

An act making an annual appropriation to the sinking fund for the purchase of certain bonds of the State; No. 223.

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

No. 107. House bill, was referred to the committee for courts of justice.

Senate bills Nos. 143 and 223 were read twice and referred to the committe on finance.

No. 172. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 41 of chapter 86, Code of 1873, in relation to inspections, was reported from the committee on agriculture and mining.

No. 130. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the Farmers' mutual insurance company, was reported from the committee on proposisitions and grievances.

No. 299. House bill to incorporate the Mercantile club of the city of Richmond, reported from the committee on propositions and grievances, was read a first time.

No. 300. House joint resolution extending the privilege of taking fish from the waters of the Potomac river to the citizens of Westmoreland, reported from the committee on Chesapeake and its tributaries, was read a first time.

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The following report was agreed to:

The committee on agriculture and mining, according to order, have had under consideration a petition to them referred of A. H. Beans, William Clendening and others, citizens of Loudoun county, asking a repeal of the act of January 26, 1866, in relation to fences, and have come to the following resolution:

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioners be rejected.
The following report was presented :

The committee on enrolled bills have the honor to report that the following bills were approved by the governor March 12, 1874:

An act to amend and re-enact section 4, chapter 6 of Code of Virginia (edition of 1873), in relation to the vacancies in offices of governor and lieutenant-governor.

An act to change the name of the Union lead mine company and incorporate the same under the name and style of the Wythe lead and zinc mine company.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Quesenberry, who informed the house that the senate had agreed to the following resolution :

Resolved (the house of delegates concurring), That the keeper of the rolls be directed to return to the senate house bill No. 227 entitled an act to amend the first, third and fourth sections of the charter of the town of Ashland.

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

The house refused to refer the resolution to a committee.
The resolution was agreed to.
Mr. Critz offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That on and after Monday next the chair shall be vacated at half-past 2 o'clock P. M. and resumed at half-past 7 P. M. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, for the consideration of bills of a private or local character.

The house referred the resolution to the committee on rules.

Leave of absence was granted Messrs. Jordan, Riddlebarger, McMullan and Branch two days each, Alexander four days and Moore ten days.

Messrs. Thomas and Hill stated that had they been present when the vote was taken on the passage of house bill No. 61, in relation to interest on money, they would have voted in the negative.

Mr. Syphax offered a joint resolution in relation to the death of Charles Sumner, which,

On motion of Mr. Hunter, was laid on the table.
The following were presented and referred under rule No. 37 :

By Mr. Hale: A bill to require the patentees of certain lands to have the same surveyed. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. McGruder:

Resolved, That the committee for courts of justice inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill amending the act passed 23d December, 1872, in regard to the powers of conservators of the peace appointed for the University, incorporated colleges and watering places.

By Mr. Withers: Petition of John A. Mohr in regard to hirelings. Referred to committee on propositions and grievances.

The morning hour having expired, special order

No. 276. House bill for the assessment, leyy and collection of taxes, came up:

Mr. Montague moved to postpone the special order until Monday next, which was agreed to-yeas 60; nays 35.

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

YEAS—Messrs. Bagwell, Bickings, Blair, Bohannon, Boykin, Brady, P. J. Carter, Matt Clark, Coghill, Crank, Davis, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Friend, Fulkerson, Gardner, P. Gibson, Gilliam, Gilman, Grayson, Griffith, Haden, Hale, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, Holbrook, J. T. IIoskins, R. S. Jones, B. W. Lacy, J. Horace Lacy, Lee, Lipps, Lovenstein, Magruder, Massey, McGonigal, Montague, Morris, John L.' Nash, W. A. Nash, Neeley, Nickens, Norton, Pendleton, Popham, Round, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Stovall, Strother, Taliaferro, Taylor, Turner, Wharton, Winn, and Withers-60.

NAYS—Messrs. Allen, Armentrout, Armstrong, Banks, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, Critz, Finney, Franklin, Graves, Harrison, Henderson, Howard, James, Koiner, Lewis, Lightner, Longley, Lovell, Loving, Lucas, Lybrook, Moss, O'Neal, Powell, Richmond, Stuart, Swann, Thomas, Wallace, Webb, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-35.

No. 254. House bill for the preservation of oysters and to obtain revenue for the privilege of taking them within the waters of the Commonwealth, was,

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

The bill was read a second time and amended.

The bill, as amended, was ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time-yeas 73; nays 25.

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

YEAS— Messrs. Bagwell, Banks, Beaton, Bickings, Bohannon, Boykin, Branch, Brown, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, P.J. Carter, Coghill, Crank, Davis, Dooley, Finney. Flood, Foster, Franklin, Friend, Gardner, P. Gibson, Gilliam, Goodwyn, Graves, Griffith, Haden, Harris, Harrison, Hill, J. T. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, P.K. Jones, R. S. Jones, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. H. Lacy, Lee, Lipps, Lipscomb, Lovenstein, Lucas, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, McGonigal, Montague, Moss, J. L. Nash, W. A. Nasli, Neeley, Nickens, Norton, Paige, Pendleton, Rains, Round, Sellers, Shumate, Stovall, Swann, Taliaferro, Taylor, Thomas, Turner, Wallace, Wharton, Whittaker, Winn, Withers, Young, and Mr. Speaker-73.

NAYS-Messrs. Allen, Armstrong, Blair, Cecil, Matt Clark, Critz, T. S. Gibson, Grayson, Hale, Henderson, Holbrook, Hunter, James, Lewis, Lightner, Longley, Lovell, Loving, Popham, Powell, Richmond, Spratt, Strother, Webb, and Yager -25.

Mr. Taliaferro moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.

Mr. Jack Carter moved to pass by the motion to reconsider, which was rejected.

On motion of Mr. Jack Carter, the house adjourned until to-morrow at 11 o'clock A. M.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 1874. . The journal was read by the clerk. A communication from the senate, by their clerk, was read as follows:

In Senate, March 13, 1874. The senate have agreed to house joint resolution for the appointment of a committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on house joint resolution appointing a joint committee to visit certain property in connection with a location for a lunatic asylum.

They have passed bills entitled

An act to provide for more specific reports of the transportation of produce on the railroads and canals of this State; No. 78.

An act to amend and re-enact section 26, chapter 52, Code of 1873, in relation to proceedings on report of commissioners of roads; No. 93. And

An act to provide for the payment of certain claims for printing and binding the new edition of the Code; No. 210.

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

No. 78. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on roads and internal navigation.

No. 93. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee for courts of justice.

No. 210. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on printing.

The speaker appointed Messrs. Lovenstein, Fulkerson and Morris as the committee on the part of the house under joint resolution for the appointment of a committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on house joint resolution appointing a joint committee to visit certain property in connection with a location for a lunatic asylum.

The speaker appointed Messrs. Riddlebarger, McMullan and Gilman the committee on the part of the house under authority of report of joint committee on the late defalcation in relation to certain bonds of the Commonwealth.

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

No. 301. House bill to authorize the Chesterfield land and improvement company to construct a railroad.

No. 302. House bill to incorporate Newport and Blacksburg turnpike company.

No. 303. House bill to authorize the payment of one hundred dollars to the Commonwealth's attorney of Clarke county for assisting in the prosecution of a criminal in the county of Frederick, reported from the committee on finance, was read a first time.

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