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SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 1874.

The journal was read by the clerk.
A communication from ihe senate, by their clerk, was read as follows:

In Senate, March 20, 1874. The senate have passed bills entitled

An act to amend and re-enact sections 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 31 and 34, and to repeal section 36 of chapter 38 of the Code of 1873, and to provide additional sections for said chapter, in relation to forfeited and delinquent lands; No. 51.

An act to incorporate Saint Paul's church home of Petersburg; No. 177. And

An act to amend and re-enact the fourth section of an act entitled an act to authorize counties, cities, towns and townships to endorse the bonds of the Washington, Cincinnati and Saint Louis railroad company; No. 215.

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

No. 177. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

No. 215. Sepate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on roads and internal navigation.

No. 51. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on finance.

No. 133. Senate bill entitled an act for the encouragement of land purchasers and actual settlers in Virginia, and to repeal an act approved March 29, 1873, entitled an act for the encouragement of immigration, was reported from the committee on immigration.

No. 165. Senate bill entitled an act to provide how hypothecations of products and commodities shall be made, and to prohibit the hypothecation of consignments except on conditions, was reported from the committee for courts of justice with amendments.

The following senate bills were reported from the committee on roads and internal navigation :

No. 220. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 63, chapter 52 of the Code of 1873, in relation to tram roads.

No. 212. Senate bill entitled an act in relation to subscriptions to the stock of incorporated companies by counties, cities, towns and townships.

No. 176. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact the first section of an act passed March 4, 1872, amending the act to incorporate the Potomac and Manassas railroad company, as amended by an act approved March 6, 1873, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

No. 227. House bill entitled an act to amend the first, third and fourth sections of the charter of the town of Ashland, was reported from the committee on counties, cities and towns, with an amendment to the substitute of the senate.

The following reports of committees of conference were agreed to:

The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses in relation to senate bill No. 37, entitled an act to amend and re-enact first section of chapter two hundred of the Code of Virginia, edition of 1873, in relation to grand juries, respectfully recommend that the senate recede from its disagreement to the substitute proposed by the house of delegates for said bill, and that the senate agree thereto and to the amendment to the title.

GEORGE J. HUNDLEY, Chairman senate committee.

R. A. COGHILL, Chairman house committee.

The committee of conference appointed to consider the subjects of disagreement between the two houses in relation to house joint resolution appointing a joint committee to visit certain property in connection with a location for a lunatic asylum, respectfully recommend that the following resolution be adopted in lieu thereof:

Resolved, That a joint committee be appointed, consisting of two members on the part of the senate, and three on the part of the house, who may associate with them some competent physician, who shall examine such localities as the commission may receive written proposals for the sale or gift of, for the permanent location of the Central lunatic asylum; provided, that they may refuse to visit any of such places, but in the event of such refusal, they shall report their reasons for so doing; and the said commission shall, as soon as practicable, report to the general assembly, setting forth in their report the cost of any property which may be thus examined, together with the number of acres of land, and the value of the buildings thereon, and particularly what necessary alterations would be required in the buildings, and the cost thereof, and the distance of the location from railroad or canal transportation, and all other matters which may be pertinent or necessary to enable the general assembly to act intelligently in selecting a location for said asylum. And the said commission shall visit the present Central lunatic asylum, and report how long it will probably meet the requirements for which it is designed, what alterations or additions are necessary, and the probable cost thereof, and any other matter pertinent to the subject.

THOMAS J. KIRKPATRICK,

Chairman senate committee. WILLIAM LOVENSTEIN,

Chairman house committee.

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Mr. Lovenstein moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the report of the committee of conference on house joint resolution appointing a joint committee to visit certain property in connection with a location for a lunatic asylum, which was rejected.

Ordered, That Mr. Lovenstein inform the senate that the house had agreed to the report of the committee of conference (last mentioned).

No. 322. House bill to authorize the trustees of Jerusalem church, in the county of Richmond, to sell and convey certain real estate, reported from the committee for courts of justice, was read a first time.

No. 323. House bill to amend and re-enact section 75, chapter 47, Code of 1873, in regard to township collectors, reported from the committee on counties, cities and towns, was read a first time.

No. 324. House bill to provide for the payment of certain experts and chemists for services in the case of the Commonwealth against Lloyd, in the circuit court of Loudoun county, reported from the committee on finance, was read a first time.

No. 325. House bill to incorporate the Virginia turnpike company, reported from the committee on roads and internal navigation, was read a first time.

The following house bills, reported from the committee on propositions and grievances, were read a first time:

No. 326. House bill to incorporate the Lexington gas company.

No. 327. House bill to incorporate the Charlotte county immigration society.

Mr. Goodwyn offered the following resolution :

Whereas, the time allowed by the constitution for the sitting of the general assembly is now drawing to a close; therefore be it

Resolved, That no new bills shall be presented for consideration by this house during the present session.

The house referred the resolutiðn to the committee on rules.
Leave of absence was granted Mr. P. Gibson for two days.

The committee on enrolled bills report that the governor approved on the 20th instant an act providing a charter for the city of Manchester.

The morning hour having expired, special order

No. 276. House bill for the assessment, levy and collection of taxes, came up: Mr. Fulkerson moved to amend the 61st section by striking out the

erson words." for public free schools," and inserting "which shall be collected in national bank notes, United States treasury notes, gold or silver coin, and shall be applied exclusively in aid of public free schools," which was agreed to—yeas 55; nays 42.

On motion of Mr. Boykin, the vote was recorded as follows: YEAS—Messrs. Alexander, Armentrout, Armstrong, Banks, Bickings, Brady, Branch, Brooks, Jack Carter, Finney, Flood, Foster, Friend, Fulkerson, T. S. Gibson, Goodwyn, Graves, Grayson, Griffith, Haden, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, Holbrook, William Hoskins, Howard, James, P. K. Jones, J. Horace Lacy, Lipps, Lipscomb, Longley, Lucas, Massey, May, McMullan, Morris, W. A. Nash, Nickens, Pannill, Pendleton, Powell, Rains, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Stovall, Syphax, Turner, Webb, Williams, and Yager-55.

Nays—Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Bagwell, Beaton, Boykin, Campbell, J. A. Carter, P. J. Carter, A. J. Clark, Coghill, Davis, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Franklin, Gardner, Gilliam, Gilman, Henderson, Hunter, Jett, R. S. Jones, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, Lewis, Lovell, Lovenstein, Lybrook, Magruder, Moss, Neeley, O'Neal, Ould, Shumate, Strother, Stuart, Taliaferro, Taylor, Wallace, Winn, Withers, and Mr. Speaker-42.

Mr. Fulkerson moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the amendment was agreed to, which was rejected.

Mr. Fulkerson moved to amend the 63d section by striking out the words "the proceeds of one-fifth whereof shall be applied to the support of public free schools of the State,” which was agreed to-yeas 51; nays 40.

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

YEAS— Messrs. Alexander, Armentrout, Armstrong, Banks, Branch, Brooks, Jack Carter, Cox, Finney, Flood, Friend, Fulkerson, T. S. Gibson, Goodwyn, Graves, Grayson, Griffith, Haden, Hamilton, Hill, Holbrook, Howard, James, Jett, P. K. Jones, J. Horace Lacy, Lee, Lightner, Lipps, Lipscomb, Longley, Lucas, Massey, McMullan, Morris, W. A. Nash, Nickens, Pannill, Pendleton, Powell, Rains, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Stovall, Turner, Webb, and Yager-51.

NAYS—Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Bagwell, Beaton, Boykin, Campbell, J. A. Carter, P. J. Carter, A. J. Clark, Coghill, Davis, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Franklin, Gilman, Henderson, Hoenniger, Hunter, R. S. Jones, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, Lewis, Lovell, Lovenstein, Lybrook, Magruder, Neeley, O'Neal, Ould, Shumate, Strother, Stuart, Taliaferro, Taylor, Wallace, Williams, Winn, Withers, and Mr. Speaker-40.

Mr. Fulkerson moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the amendment was agreed to, which was rejected.

The bill was further amended.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Ward, who informed the house that the senate had passed house bill in relation to interest on money; No. 61.

On motion of Mr. P. K. Jones, the house adjourned nntil Monday next at 11 o'clock A. M.

MONDAY, MARCH 23, 1874.

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

In Senate, March 21, 1874. The senate bave passed house bill entitled

An act for the relief of the estate of William M. Hume, deceased, late sheriff of Fauquier, and his sureties; No. 176.

And they have passed, with amendments,

No. 81. 'House bill entitled an act requiring the county judges of the counties of Albemarle and Surry to submit the question of continuing

they may

or repealing the fence law, to the voters of townships in their respective counties upon certain conditions.

They have agreed to a joint resolution authorizing joint committee on constitutional amendments to present to the next general assembly such amendments as they deem proper.

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

No. 81. House bill, was placed on the calendar, the rules having been suspended, on motion of Mr. Massey, requiring its reference to a committee.

Senate joint resolution, as follows:

Resolved (the house of delegates concurring), That the joint committee on constitutional amendments be authorized to appoint a subcommittee to prepare and report to that committee such amendments to the constitution of the State as they may deem necessary, who shall, at an early day of the next general assembly, present such of them as

deem

proper, came up. The house refused to refer the senate joint resolution to a committee. The senate joint resolution was agreed to.

Mr. Dooley moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the senate joint resolution was agreed to, which was rejected.

No. 328. House joint resolution to amend joint resolution proposing certain amendments to the constitution of Virginia in relation to county organizations, reported from the committee for courts of justice, was read a first time.

Mr. Coghill moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the house agreed to the report of the committee of conference in relation to senate bill No. 37, entitled an act to amend and re-enact the first section of chapter 200 of the Code of Virginia (edition of 187:3), in relation to grand juries, which was rejected.

Mr. Graves offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That during the discussion of the tax bill no member shall be allowed to occupy the floor more than ten minutes at any one time, except the chairman of the finance committee, who shall be allowed one hour.

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

Mr. Graves moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the resolution was agreed to, which was rejected.

Mr. Round offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That during the sessions of this house, after 71 P. M., no member shall speak more than five minutes on any question before the house.

The house referred the resolution to the committee on rules.
Mr. Brooks offered the following joint resolution :

Resolved (the senate concurring), That the general assembly will proceed by a joint vote of the two houses on Wednesday, the 25th day March, 1874, at 1 o'clock P. M., to the election of a city judge for the city of Manchester.

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