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Winchester belonging to the Winchester academy. Referred to committee on schools and colleges.
By Mr. Wharton : Petition of Rice D. M. and Waddy C. Charlton for relief as securities of Joseph Charlton upon forfeited recognizance. Referred to committee for courts of justice.
By Mr. Koiner:
Resolved, That the committee on roads and internal navigation be instructed to inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill requiring the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad company, and such other railroad companies which have not done so, to survey and mark by suitable metes and bounds the lands which they have had condemned and appropriated to their own use, which belonged to persons along the line of their road through the State of Virginia, and make a plat of the same through each county, stating the exact quantity of land taken from each individual, and have the same recorded in the county clerk's office of each county in which the lands are situate, and have them transferred on the books of the commissioners of the revenue to the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad company; and to provide in said bill that the former owners shall no longer be taxed on lands which have long since been taken from them.
By Mr. Koiner:
Resolved, That the committee on propositions and grievances be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing for the suppression of a new species of gambling by the use of a wheel of chance, and other games of hazard at fairs and other places of public resort.
By Mr. Koiner:
Resolved, That the committee on propositions and grievances be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing better protection to forests and timber from careless and willful burning. By Mr. Harrison: A bill in relation to the interest on money.
Referred to committee for courts of justice.
By Mr. Dooley: A bill to amend the 37th section of chapter 123 of the Code 1860 with reference to wills. Referred to committee for courts of justice.
By Mr. Koiner:
Resolved, That the committee on finance be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing encouragement and protection to the rearing of sheep, by imposing a suitable tax on all dogs, except one to be exempted to each housekeeper, the proceeds arising therefrom to be applied to indemnify losses, to pay a premium on fox scalps, and the excess to go to the school fund.
The morning hour having expired, the house proceeded to the business on the calendar.
No. 1. Senate bill entitled an act to render valid the charter of incorporation of the Peoples Savings Bank at Lynchburg, Virginia, and to legalize all acts done under and in accordance with the original charter, came up.
Mr. Cox moved that the bill be laid on the table and printed, which was rejected.
The bill was read a third time and passed. Mr. Coghill moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was passed, which motion was rejected.
No. 1, House joint resolution extending the time for the collection of taxes and county and township levies for the year 1873, was read a second time, amended, and ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.
On motion of Mr. Gilliam, the house adjourned until Monday at 12 o'clock M.
MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 1874.
The speaker laid before the house the following communication from the governor :
COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA,
Richmond, January 5th, 1874. To the Senate and House of Delegates of Virginia:
Vacancies exist in the judiciary of this Commonwealth, occasioned by the death of Thomas Leigh, Esq., late judge of the county court of Halifax county, and the resignation of John T. Lovell, Esq., judge of the county courts for Warren and Clarke counties; and I respectfully recommend that these vacancies be filled at an early day by the general assembly.
JAMES L. KEMPER. The speaker announced the following standing committees :
Privileges and Elections.—Messrs. Montague, Riddlebarger, Banks, Winn, Scruggs, Brooks, Lovell, Griffith, Neeley, Grayson, P. K. Jones and Goodwyn.
Courts of Justice.—Messrs. Coghill, Dooley, Harrison, Magruder, Strother, Williams, Taliaferro, Blair, Cockerille, Allen, Fulkerson, Hudgin and B. W. Lacy.
Schools und Colleges.—Messrs. Magruder, Gilman, Gardner, Scruggs, Wharton, B. W. Lacy, Morrison, Longley, Neeley, Moore, Gaines, Round and Rufus S. Jones.
Propositions and Grievances.—Messrs. Blair, Swann, Winn, Neeley, Lightner, Holbrook, Cecil, Lovell, Henderson, Young, Paige and Gilliam.
Roads and Internal Navigation.— Messrs. Ould, Armstrong, Wharton, Williams, J. Horace Lacy, Powell, Campbell, Koiner, Howard, Foster, T. S. Gibson, Popham and Van Auken.
Finance.—Messrs. Stuart, Bagwell, Anderson, J. Armistead Carter, Boykin, Hunter, Franklin, Graves, Critz, Jack Carter, Lybrook and Loving.
Claims.-Messrs. Strother, Beaton, Davis, Hale, Moore, Fitzpatrick, Crank, Gaines, Alexander, Pendleton, May, Brady and Branch.
Militia and Police.—Messrs. Bagwell, Dooley, Brooks, J. Horace Lacy, Yager, Finney, Withers, Flood, T. S. Gibson, Bickings, Nickens and Cox.
Asylums and Prisons.-Messrs. Fulkerson, Walke, Pannil, Jordan, Koiner, Lovenstein, A.J.Clark, Sellers, Wm. Hoskins, Morris, Shumate, Norton and Matt. Clark.
Labor and Poor.—Messrs. Rogers, Shumate, Massey, Lipps, Spratt, Wallace, Armentrout, Jno. T. Hoskins, McGonigal, Moss, Norton and Rufus S. Jones.
Public Property.—Messrs. Armstrong, Jack Carter, Howard, Jett, James, Flood, Foster, Armentrout, Spratt, John L. Nash, Thomas, Whittaker and Harris.
Banks, Currency and Commerce.--Messrs. Anderson, Swann, McMullan, Franklin, Finney, P. Gibson, Stovall, Young, O'Neal and Bickings.
Agriculture and Mining.-Messrs. Brown, Lamkin, Campbell, Sellers, Haden, Armentrout, Bohannon, T. S. Gibson, Hoeninger, Wallace, W. A. Nash, P. J. Carter and Nickens.
Manufactures and Mechanic Arts.--Messrs. Critz, Lamkin, Lee, Foster, Hale, Hoeninger, Lipps, Webb, Turner, Gilliam, Hamilton and Moss.
Counties, Cities and Towns.-Messrs. Harrison, Graves, Rogers, Jack Carter, Holbrook, Lewis, Withers, Crank, P. Gibson, Webb, Pendleton, O'Neal and Turner.
Officers and Offices at the Capitol.--Messrs. Boykin, Walke, Lybrook, Powell, Davis, Richmond, Pendleton, Stovall, P. K. Jones, Cox and Lucas.
Executive Expenditures.-Messrs. McMullan, Lightner, Beaton, Critz, Jordan, Wm. Hoskins, Lewis, Van Auken, Lipscomb, Hamilton and Syphax.
Retrenchment and Economy.-Messrs. Banks, Riddlebarger, Gardner, Alexander, Henderson, Hale, Jett, Gaines, James, Paige, P. J. Carter and Hill.
Federal Relations and Resolutions.—Messrs. Hunter, Coghill, Ould, Montague, Allen, Richmond, Lovell, Longley, Fitzpatrick, Round and Raios.
Enrolled Bills.--Messrs. Lovenstein, Griffith, Haden, Lee, Richmond, Grayson, Massey, John L. Nash, Thomas and Rains.
Housé Expenses.—Messrs. Pannil, Longley, Loving, Taylor and Morris.
Rules.-Speaker (ex-officio), Dooley, Wharton, Hudgin and B. W. Lacy.
Library.- Messrs. Gilman, J. H. Lacy, Hunter, Holbrook and Taylor. Printing.--Messrs. Riddlebarger, Gilman and Morrison.
Immigration.—Messrs. J. Armistead Carter, Lovenstein, Howard, A. J. Clark, Brown, Walke, Cockerille, Allen, Yager, Taylor, Morris, Lee and Popham. Chesapeake and its Tributaries.—Messrs. Taliaferro, Bagwell, McMul
lan, Bohannon, Hudgin, Massey, Yager, Cecil, John L. Nash, John T. Hoskins and Young.
The following were presented and referred under rule 37:
By Mr. Dooley: A bill to amend and re-enact the 32d section of chapter 46 of the Code of Virginia (edition 1873), prescribing the duties, compensation and liabilities of county treasurers. Referred to committee on finance.
By Mr. Foster: A bill incorporating the Virginia relief association, Referred to committee on propositions and grievances.
By Mr. Foster:
Resolved, That the superintendent of public printing be instructed to report to this house as early as practicable the price per copy of the new Code; also, the number of copies appropriated by the last general assembly to its members, and the cost of delivering the same.
By Mr. Round: A bill to abolish the office of aid-de-camp to the governor of Virginia. Referred to committee on executive expenditures.
By Mr. Riddlebarger: A bill to provide artificial limbs for citizens of the Commonwealth who lost their limbs by the late war. Referred to committee on finance.
By Mr. Armstrong:
Resolved, That the committee for courts of justice inquire into the expediency of increasing the jurisdiction of justices of the peace, and that they have leave to report by bill or otherwise.
By Mr. Riddlebarger: A bill for the relief of the incorporation of the Woodstock and Wardensville turnpike company. Referred to committee on roads and internal navigation.
By Mr. Lee:
Resolved, That the committee on asylums and prisuns be instructed to inquire into the propriety and necessity of establishing an additional asylum for the insane, and report by bill or otherwise.
By Mr. Cockerille :
Resolved, That the committee for courts of justice inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill authorizing the submission of the question to the voters of the Commonwealth whether there shall be a convention for the purpose of framing a new constitution for the State of Virginia, and providing at the same time for the election of members of the convention from districts to be laid off in the event of the call being sustained by the people, and of providing for all necessary measures to effect the object.
Mr. Lewis offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the general assembly will proceed by joint vote on Tuesday, 6th instant, at 1 P. M., to the election of a judge of the county courts of the district composed of the caunties of Clarke and Warren, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge John T. Lovell.
The house refused to refer the resolution to a committee.
end thereof the following: “and also to the election of a judge of the county court of the county of Halifax, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the death of Thomas Leigh, Esq., late judge of the said county court;" which was agreed to.
The resolution as amended was agreed to. Mr. Lewis moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the resolution was agreed to, which motion was rejected.
Ordered, That Mr. Lewis carry the resolution to the senate and request their concurrence.
Mr. Massey offered the following resolution :
Resolved, That two hundred copies of the rules adopted by the house of delegates for its government be printed, and that each member of the house be furnished with
thereof. The house refused to refer the resolution to a committee.
On motion of Mr. Riddlebarger, the resolution was amended by striking out “two hundred” and inserting “three hundred and fifty, which was agreed to.
The resolution as amended was agreed to.
The speaker laid before the house the report and exhibits of Attorney-General James C. Taylor, as to the sale of the State's interest in certain internal improvement companies of the State, which was referred to the committe on roads and internal navigation.
Mr. Lovenstein offered the following resolution :
Resolved (the senate concurring), That the general assembly will proceed this day, at one o'clock, to the election of the following officers in the order named: Secretary of the Commonwealth, second auditor, treasurer, register of land office, and superintendent of public printing.
The house refused to refer the resolution to a committee. The resolution was agreed to. Mr. Lovenstein moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the resolution was agreed to, which motion was rejected.
Ordered, That Mr. Lovenstein carry the resolution to the senate and request their concurrence.
A message was received from the senate by Mr. Nowlin, who informed the house that the senate had agreed to the house joint resolution providing for the election of auditor of public accounts and other officers, with amendments, in which they respectfully request the concurrenc of the house.
The amendments of the senate as follows:-Strike out in second and third lines the words “Saturday, the 3d of January, 1874, at one o'clock P. M.,” and insert in lieu thereof the words “Monday, the 5th of January, 1874, at 12 o'clock P. M.;" strike out in fifth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth lines the words "auditor of public accounts, superintendent of public instruction, superintendent of penitentiary, general agent and storekeeper of the penitentiary"-were agreed to.
Mr. Lovenstein moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the senate amendments where agreed to, which motion was rejected.
Ordered, That Mr. Lovenstein inform the senate that the house had agreed to the amendments of the senate.