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Jack Carter, Critz, Franklin, Fulkerson, T. S. Gibson, Goodwyn, Graves, Grayson, Harris, Harrison, Holbrook, J. T. Hoskins, Howard, Hunter, Jett, Lamkin, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Loving, Lucas, Lybrook, May, McGonigal, Morris, W. A. Nash, Norton, Pendleton, Popham, Shumate, Stovall, Strother, Swann, Turner, Van Auken, Webb, Winn, and Mr. Speaker-45.

Mr. Stuart moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the motion of Mr. Koiner was agreed to, which was agreed to.

The question recurring on agreeing to the motion of Mr. Koiner was put and decided in the negative.

The hour of 3 o'clock P. M. having arrived, the chair was vacated until 8 o'clock P. M.

EVENING SESSION.

The chair was resumed at 8 o'clock P. M.

The motion entered by Mr. Winn, to reconsider the vote by which house bill No. 140, to amend and re-enact sections 34 and 35, chapter 172, Code of 1873, with reference to depositions, was ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time, was rejected.

No. 223. Senate bill entitled an act making an annual appropriation to the sinking fund, for the purchase of certain bonds of the State, was,

On motion of Mr. Anderson, dismissed.

Mr. Anderson moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was dismissed.

On motion of Mr. Armentrout, the motion to reconsider was passed by. The following senate bills were read a third time and passed :

No. 165. Senate bill entitled an act to prescribe how hypothecations of products and commodities shall be made, and to prohibit the hypothecaiion of consignments except on conditions.

No. 218. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to incorporate the Richmond and Fair Oaks turnpike company, in the county of Henrico, approved March 27, 1873.

No. 196. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the Montpelier humane association of Orange county, Virginia.

No. 230. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the Blacksburg railroad company, in the county of Montgomery.

No. 219. Senate bill for the relief of the sureties of John D. Templeton, late sheriff of Scott county-yeas 83; nays 1,

The vote required by the constitution was recorded as follows:

YEAS_Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Beaton, Blair, Boykin, Brady, Branch, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, Cecil, Critz, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Fulkerson, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Graves, Grayson, Griffith, Haden, Hale, Harris, Harrison, Hoenniger, Holbrook, William Hoskins, John T. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, Jeit, P. K. Jones, Jordan, Koiner, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Lipscomb, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Lucas, Lybrook, Magruder, May, McGonigal, McMullan, Morris, Morrison, Johu L. Nash, Neeley, Norton, Popham, Richniond, Rogers, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Stovall, Stuart, Swaun, Syphax, Taliaferro, Taylor, Turner, Van Auken, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Whittaker, Winn, and Yager-83.

Nay-Mr. Moss-1.

Mr. Harrison moved that the house proceed to the consideration of house bills on their second reading, which was agreed to--yeas 83.

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

YEAS—Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Beaton, Blair, Bohannon, Boykin, Brady, Branch, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, Cecil, Coghill, Critz, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Fulkerson, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Graves, Grayson, Griffith, Haden, Hale, Harris, Harrison, Hoenniger, Holbrook, William Hoskins, John T. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, Jett, P. K. Jones, Jordan, Koiner, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Lipscomb, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Lucas, Lybrook, Magruder, May, McGonigal, McMullan, Morris, Morrison, Moss, J. L. Nash, Neeley, Norton, Popham, Richmond, Rogers, Round, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Stovall, Stuart, Swann, Syphax, Taliaferro, Taylor, Turner, Van Auken, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Whittaker, Winn, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-83.

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

No. 141. House bill to make repairs at the Eastern lunatic asylum.

No. 143. House bill to amend the 5th section of chapter 161 of the Code of 1873, concerning the fees of the attorney general.

No. 144. House bill providing for taxing certain costs in motions made by the auditor against collecting officers, and in cases of appeals from decisions of the auditor.

No. 152. House bill amending and re-enacting the 11th section, 7th chapter, Code of 1873, in relation to voters.

No. 150. House bill to regulate the sale of boots and shoes containing wood or paper bottoms, was,

On motion of Mr. Longley, dismissed.

No. 154. House bill authorizing the division of school districts in sub-districts, and to provide for the management of the public schools therein, was read a second time.

Mr. Lee offered an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

On motion of Mr. Longley, the bill was passed by and the substitute was ordered to be printed.

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 1874. The journal was read by the clerk. A communication from i he senate, by their clerk, was read as follows:

In Senate, April 10, 1874. The senate have agreed to the amendment proposed by the house of delegates to senate bill entitled

An act providing for submission to the people of proposed amendments to the constitution of Virginia, in relation to county organizations; No. 231.

And to the amendments proposed by the house of delegates to senate bill entitled

An act to amend and re-enact the 1st, 7th and 9th sections of the act entitled an act to incorporate the Washington, Cincinnati and Saint Louis railroad company; No. 4.

They have passed house bills entitled

An act to amend and re-enact section 1 of chapter 14 of the Code of 1873, in relation to the meeting of the general assembly; No. 343.

An act to permit the people of Northumberland county to vote on the disposition of the glebe fund; No. 244.

An act 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; No. 284. And

An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes and county and township levies; No. 342.

And they have agreed to

House joint resolution extending the privilege of taking fish from the waters of the Potomac river to the citizens of Westmoreland; No. 300.

They have passed, with an amendment, house bill entitled

An act to amend the charter of the town of Chatham, in Pittsylvania county ; No. 224.

And have agreed, with substitutes therefor, to house joint resolutions entitled

Joint resolution in regard to a further adjustment of the debt of the Commonwealth of Virginia; No. 286.

Joint resolution to provide for the safe-keeping of certain bonds of the Commonwealth; No. 206.

They have passed, with amendments, house bill entitled
An act to amend the charter of the city of Richmond; No. 192.
They have passed bills entitled

An act to provide for amending and correcting informalities in the returns of judges and clerks of elections; No. 229.

An act amending section 5, chapter 84, Code of Virginia (edition 1873), entitled an act establishing a State board of health; No. 73. And

An act providing for the re-assessment of lands in this Commonwealth, as required by the constitution; No. 254.

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

Nos. 192 and 224. House bills, were placed on the calendar, the rules having been suspended requiring their reference to committees.

Nos. 206 and 286. House joint resolutions, were referred to the committee on finance.

No. 254. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on finance.

No. 73. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

No. 229. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on privileges and elections.

No. 169. Senate bill.entitled an act securing to married women all property acquired by them before or after marriage, was read twice and referred to the committee for courts of justice.

No. 232. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on finance.

The following senate bills were reported from the committee on counties, cities and towns:

No. 233. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 14 of chapter 62 of the Code of 1873 in relation to the Chickahominy river.

No. 247. Senate bill entitled an act to provide for the appointment of trustees for the town of Columbia, in the county of Fluvanna.

No. 283. Senate bill entitled an act to authorize the town council of Marion, in Smyth county, to borrow money.

No. 265. Senate bill entitled an act to amend the charter of the town of Culpeper.

No. 285. Senate bill entitled an act authorizing the division of cities and towns of more than 5,000 inhabitants into wards.

The following senate bills were reported from the committee on banks, currency

and commerce: No. 279. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the bank of Virginia.

No. 197. Senate bill entitled an act chartering the bank of com

No. 236. Senate bill entitled an act to provide for the registration of bonds issued by local authorities in aid of internal improvements, was reported from the committee on roads and internal navigation.

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 reported from the committee on the Chesapeake and its tributaries, with a recommendation that the house agree to the amendments of the senate.

No. 364. House bill to establish the boundary line between the counties of Wythe and Grayson, reported from the committee on counties, cities and towns, was read a first time.

Leave of absence was granted Messrs. A. J. Clark two days, Thomas, Cockerille and Matt Clark three days each, and Powell an indefinite leave.

Mr. Neeley offered the following resolution:

Resolved (the senate concurring), That a special committee of one on the part of the senate and two on the part of the house be appointed to investigate the affairs of the Eastern lunatic asylum, and to report upon its general condition and the manner in which appropriations made during the term of the present superintendent have been expended; and that said committee be authorized to make the said investigation during the recess of the general assembly.

The house refused to refer the resolution to a committee.

merce.

Mr. Fulkerson moved to pass by the resolution, which was rejectedyeas 42; nays 43.

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

YEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Bickings, Branch, Cecil, Critz, Friend, Fulkerson, T. S. Gibson, Goodwyn, Grayson, Hamilton, Harris, Harrison, Hill, Holbrook, William Hoskins, John T. Hoskins, P. K. Jones, Lee, Lightner, Lipps, Lovell, Lovenstein, Llicas, Lybrook, May, Moore, Morris, Moss, W. A. Nash, Norton, Round, Sellers, Stovall, Taliaferro, Turner, Whittaker, YaSe vendesrs. Allen, Beaton, Blair, Bohannon, Boykin, Brown, Campbell, J. ,

, A. Carter, Jack Carter, P. J. Carter, Coghill, Davis, Fitzpatrick, Flood, P. Gibson, Graves, Griffith, Haden, Hale, Hoenniger, Howard, Hudgin, Koiner, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lewis, Loving, Magruder, McMullan, Morrison, John L. Nash, Neeley, Richmond, Rogers, Scruggs, Shumate, Spratt, Stuart, Swann, Taylor, Webb, Wharton, and Winn–43.

Mr. Blair moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the motion to pass by the resolution was rejected, which was rejected.

On motion of Mr. Fulkerson, the resolution was postponed until Monday next.

The morning hour having expired, special order

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

The question being on agreeing to the substitute offered by Mr. Armstrong, as amended, for the 104th section,

Mr. Anderson moved to amend the substitute by striking out all after the word “on," in first line, and inserting the following: "the capital of every merchant or mercantile firm employed in business there shall be a tax of seventy-five cents on every hundred dollars thereof."

Which was rejected-yeas 4; nays 83.
On motion of Mr. Anderson, the vote was recorded as follows:

YEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Bagwell, Dooley, and Neeley_4.

NAYS-Messrs. Allen, Armentrout, Armstrong, Beaton, Bickings, Blair, Bohannon, Boykin, Brady, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, P. J. Carter, Cecil, Coghill, Cox, Davis, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Franklin, Friend, Fulkerson, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilman, Goodwyn, Graves, Grayson, Haden, Hale, Hamilton, Harrison, Hill, Hoenniger, Wm. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, P. K. Jones, Jordan, Koiner, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lewis, Lipps, Lipscomb, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Lucas, Lybrook, Magruder, McMullan, Moore, Morris, Morrison, Moss, J. L. Nash, W. A. Nash, Norton, Ould, Popham, Richmond, Rogers, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Stovall, Stuart, Syphax, Taliaferro, Taylor, Turner, Van Auken, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Winn, Yager, Young, and Mr. Speaker-83.

Mr. Anderson moved to amend the substitute by striking out all after the word "on,” in first line, and inserting "the capital of every merchant or mercantile firm employed in business there shall be a tax of fifty cents on every hundred dollars thereof."

And the question being on agreeing thereto, was put.
No quorum voting,
Mr. Jack Carter moved to adjourn, which was rejected-yeas 33;

nays 48.

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

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