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No. 284. Senate bill entitled an act constituting a portion of the Rappahannock river a lawful fence.

No. 296. Senate bill entitled an act to require western tobacco coming into the State to be inspected before it can be sold or offered for sale.

No. 358. House bill to repeal an act passed February 17th, 1853, entitled an act authorizing the flour inspector for the city of Richmond to inspect flour and meal manufactured in the town of Manchester.

No. 359. House bill to amend and re-enact an act to authorize the common council of Winchester to borrow money, approved January 20, 1874, reported from the committee on counties, cities and towns, was read a first time.

Leave of absence was granted Mr. Hamilton for two days.
Mr. Harrison offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the adjournment of the house before 3 o'clock on any day shall not break the order for night sessions, except for that day.

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

The following resolution was presented and referred under rule 37: By Mr. Brown:

Resolved, That the committee on executive expenditures enquire how and for what the $7,000, appropriated session 1869-'70 for repairs to governor's house, was expended, and report to this house.

The morning hour having expired, special order

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

On motion of Mr. Dooley, the special order was postponed for twenty minutes.

Senate joint resolution extending the time for the final settlement of the treasurer of the city of Richmond with the auditor of public accounts was, on motion of Mr. Dooley, taken up out of its order on the calendar.

The senate joint resolution was read a third time and agreed to.

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

The following house bills were taken up out of their order on the calendar, read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time:

No. 342. House bill to extend the time for the collection of taxes, &c., to the counties of Bedford and Franklin (amended).

No. 284. House bill to authorize the trustees of the German chapel of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, in Petersburg, Virginia, to borrow money and execute a deed of trust to secure the same.

The hour of 12 o'clock M. having arrived, special order

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

On motion of Mr. A. J. Clark, the special order (senate bill No. 10) was postponed until Tuesday next.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Finney, who informed the house that the senate had passed house bill entitled an act for the preservation of oysters and to obtain revenue for the privilege of taking them within the waters of the Commonwealth (No. 254), with amendments; in which they respectfully request the concurrence of the house.

Special order

No. 276. House bill for the assessment, levy and collection of taxes, again came up.

Mr. Critz moved to amend section 197, in 9th line, after the word “pay,” by inserting the following: “in gold or silver coin, United States treasury notes or national bank notes;" which was rejected— yeas 37; nays 60.

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

YEAS—Messrs. Armstrong, Bickings, Brady, Branch, Jack Carter, Cecil, Crank, Critz, Davis, Fulkerson, Grayson, Haden, Harris, Hill, Holbrook, John T. Hoskins, Howard, P. K. Jones, Lamkin, Lightner, Lipps, Lipscomb, Lucas, McGonigal, Morris, W. A. Nash, Paige, Popham, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Spratt, Thomas, Turner, Van Auken, Whittaker, Yager and Young-37.

Nays— Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Bagwell, Beaton, Blair, Boykin, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Foster, Franklin, Friend, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilman, Graves, Harrison, Hoenniger, Wm. Hoskins, Hudgin, Hunter, Jett, R. S. Jones, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. Horace Lacy, Lewis, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, McMullan, Morrison, Moss, Neeley, O'Neal, Ould, Pendleton, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Strother, Stuart, Swann, Taliaferro, Taylor, Wallace, Withers, and Mr. Speaker-60.

Mr. Round moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the amendment was rejected, which motion was rejected-yeas 38; nays 55.

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

YEAS—Messrs. Armentrout, Armstrong, Bickings, Jack Carter, Cecil, Crank, Critz, Davis, Fulkerson, T. S. Gibson, Grayson, Haden, Harris, Hill, Holbrook, Wm. Hoskins, J. T. Hoskins, Howard, Lamkin, Lightner, Lipps, Lipscomb, Longley, Lucas, May, McGonigal, Morris, John L. Nash, w. A. Nash, Richmond, Rogers, Round, Spratt, Stovall, Turner, Van Auken, Yager, and Young—38.

Nays—Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Beaton, Blair, Boykin, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Foster, Franklin, Friend, P. Gibson, Gilman, Graves, Harrison, Hoenniger, Hudgin, Hunter, Jett, R. S. Jones, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. Horace Lacy, Lewis, Lovell, Lovenstien, Loving, Lybrook, Massey, McMullan, Moss, Neeley, O'Neal, Ould, Pendleton, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Strother, Stuart, Swann, Taliaferro, Taylor, Thomas, Wallace, Whittaker, Withers, and Mr. Speaker–55.

The bill was further amended.

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

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THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1874.

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

In Senate, April 8, 1874. The senate have passed house bill entitled

An act for the appointment of trustees for the town of Columbia, in the county of Fluvanna; No. 147.

No. 254. House bill entitled an act for the preservation of oysters, and to obtain revenue for the privilege of taking them within

the waters of the Commonwealth, was referred to the committee on the Chesapeake and its tributaries.

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

No. 216. Senate bill entitled an act to authorize the Lynchburg and Campbell courthouse turnpike company to transfer to the city of Lynchburg the portion of said turnpike road which lies within the limits of said city.

No. 175. Senate bill entitled an act to re-enact and amend section 23, chapter 64 of Code of 1873, in reference to the establishment of ferries and bridges.

No. 271. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the New river and Piedmont narrow guage railroad company.

No. 293. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 3 of an act entitled an act to incorporate the Pittsylvania and Patrick railroad company, approved March 30, 1871.

The speaker appointed Messrs. Lovenstein, Swann and Jordan the committee on the part of the house under joint resolution appointing a joint committee to visit certain property in connection with a location for a lunatic asylum.

Leave of absence was granted Mr. Moss for six days.
The following were presented and referred under rule 37 :
By Mr. Foster:

Resolved, That the committee on constitutional amendments be instructed to inquire into the expediency of amending section 18 of article 5 of the constitution.

By Mr. Syphax: A bill to abolish all acts authorizing the organization of chain-gangs. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

The morning hour having expired, special order

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

On motion of Mr. Coghill, the special order was postponed for twenty minutes.

No. 231. Senate bill entitled an act providing for submission to the people of the proposed amendments to the constitution of Virginia in relation to county organizations, was,

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

The amendment proposed by the committee for courts of justice was agreed to. The bill was ordered to its third reading.

No. 237. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 3 of an act to fix the terms of the circuit courts, was,

On motion of Mr. Critz, taken up out of its order on the calendar. The bill was read a third time and passed.

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

The following house engrossed bills were taken up out of their order on the calendar, read a third time and passed :

No. 342. House engrossed bill to extend the time for the collection of taxes, &c., to the counties of Bedford and Franklin.

On motion of Mr. Graves, the title was amended so as to read as follows: “To extend the time for the collection of taxes and county and township levies."

No. 284. House engrossed bill to authorize the trustees of the German chapel of the Methodist Episcopal church South, in Petersburg, Virginia, to borrow money and execute a deed of trust to secure the same.

Motions (severally made) to reconsider the votes by which house engrossed bills Nos. 342 and 284 were passed, were rejected.

Ordered, That Mr. A. J. Clark carry house bill No. 342 to the senate and request their concurrence.

The following house bills were taken up out of their order on the calendar, read a second time and ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time:

No. 219. House bill to provide the mode of ascertaining compensation for land condemned for a road or landing.

No. 159. House bill making an appropriation for repairs to capitol. No. 325. House bill to incorporate the Virginia turnpike company.

No. 230. House bill to authorize the mayor and council of the town of Suffolk to borrow money. · No. 229. House bill to provide for working the public roads in Princess Anne county, Virginia.

Special order

No. 276. House bill for the assessment, levy and collection of taxes, again came up. The bill was further amended.

Mr. Crank moved to strike out in the 228th section the following words: “And in all cases of violation of the law regulating the manufacture and sale of ardent spirits, the offender shall, in addition to the fine imposed by law, be liable to imprisonment, at the discretion of the court, not exceeding four months.

Which was rejected-yeas 44; nays 54.

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

YEAS, Messrs. Armstrong, Bickings, Blair, Boykin, Brady, Branch, Jack Carter, Cecil, Cockerille, Cox, Crank, Davis, Fulkerson, Gardner, Gilman, Goodwyn, Haden, Harris, Hill, Holbrook, John T. Hoskins, P. K. Jones, Lipps, Lovenstein, Lucas, Magruder, May, McGonigal, Moss, W. A. Nash, Norton, Paige, Popham, Shumate, Stovall, Strother, Swann, Taliaferro, Thomas, Van Auken, Webb, Wharton, Whittaker, and Winn–44.

Nays—Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Bagwell, Beaton, Bohannon, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, A. J. Clark, Coghill, Critz, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Franklin, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Graves, Grayson, Harrison, William Hoskins, Howard, Hunter, Jett, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. Horace Lacy, Lee, Lewis, Longley, Lovell, Loving, Massey, McMullan, Moore, John L. Nash, Neeley, O'Neal, Pendleton, Richmond, Rogers, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Stuart, Taylor, Turner, Wallace, Withers, Yager, and Mr. Speaker–54.

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

Ordered, That Mr. J. Horace Lacy inform the senate that the house is ready on its part to proceed to the execution of the joint order, which has for its object the election of treasurer.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Critcher, who informed the house that the senate is ready on its part to proceed to the execution of the joint order.

Mr. Hudgin nominated R. M. T. Hunter, of the county of Essex. Mr. Paige nominated P. G. Thomas, of the city of Portsmouth.

Ordered, That Mr. Hudgin inform the senate of the nominations made in the house.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Quesenberry, who informed the house that no nominations had been added in the senate to those made in the house.

The roll was called with the following result :

For R. M. T. Hunter,
For P. G. Thomas, -

87
13

The vote was recorded as follows:

For R. M. T. HUNTER—Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Bagwell, Beaton, Blair, Bohannon, Boykin, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Crank, Critz, Davis, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Friend, Fulkerson, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilman, Graves, Grayson, Griffith, Haden, Harrison, Hoenniger, Holbrook, William Hoskins, John T. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, Hunter, Jett, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. Horace Lacy, Lee, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, McMullan, Moore, Morris, J. L. Nash, W. A. Nash, Neeley, O'Neal, Pendleton, Popham, Richmond, Rogers, Seruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Strother, Stuart, Swann, Taliaferro, Taylor, Turner, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Winn, Withers, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-87.

For P. G. THOMAS-Messrs. Bickings, Branch, Goodwyn, Harris, Hill, P. K. Jones, R. S. Jones, May, McGonigal, Moss, Paige, Syphax, and Van Auken—13.

The speaker appointed Messrs. Lovenstein, Gardner and J. T. Hoskins the committee on the part of the house to count and report the joint vote.

The committee subsequently, by their chairman, reported as follows:

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