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EVENING SESSION.

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

Special order, senate bill No. 133, was, on motion of Mr. Armstrong, postponed until to-morrow.

Special order

No. 311. House bill for the assessment, levy and collection of taxes on railroad, canal and other companies, was, on motion of Mr. Riddlebarger, postponed until Wednesday.

On motion of Mr. Harrison, the calendar was postponed for five minutes.

Mr. Harrison offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That hereafter, for the residue of the session, no member shall be allowed to occupy the floor in debate, upon any one question at any one time, for a longer period than ten minutes, nor shall his time be extended for a longer period than ten minutes additional, without the unanimous consent of the house.

The house refused to refer the resolution to a committee.

On motion of Mr. Williams, the resolution was amended by striking out the word “unanimous."

On motion of Mr. Riddlebarger, the resolution was amended by adding, at the end thereof, the following: “Provided, that this resolution shall not apply to the special orders already made.”

The resolution, as amended, was agreed to.

No. 333. House bill to amend and re-enact sections 17 and 23 of an act entitled an act to provide a new charter for the town of Charlottesville, approved March 28th, 1871, was read a second time, amended and ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.

No. 236. Senate bill entitled an act to provide for the registration of bonds issued by local authorities in aid of internal improvements, was read a third time and rejected --yeas 40; nays 58.

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

YEAS— Messrs. Bagwell, Blair, Branch, Brooks, Jack Carter, Matt Clark, Cockerille, Critz, Davis, Dooley, Finney, Franklin, Friend, Fulkerson, Gaines, Gardner, T. S. Gibson, Grayson, Hale, Hamilton, Harris, Howard, James, Lipps, Lipscomb, Longley, Lybrook, Magruder, W. A. Nash, Powell, Richmond, Rogers, Scruggs, Stovall, Thomas, Van Auken, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, and Young—40.

NAYS—Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Bohannon, Boykin, Brown, Campbell, P. J. Carter, A. J. Clark, Coghill, Crank, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, P. Gibson, Goodwyn, Graves, Haden, Harrison, Henderson, Hill, J. T. Hoskins, Hudgin, Hunter, P. K. Jones, Jordan, Koiner, J. H. Lacy, Lamkin, Lewis, Lovell, Loving, Massey, May, McGonigal, McMullan, Montague, Morris, Morrison, John L. Nash, Neeley, Nickens, O'Neal, Ould, Pannill, Pendleton, Round, Sellers, Stuart, Syphax, Taliaferro, Taylor, Turner, Whittaker, Williams, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-58.

Mr. Morris moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was rejected.

On motion of Mr. Critz, the motion to reconsider was passed by.
No. 242. Senate bill entitled an act for the relief of William C.

Moncure, William McGruder and others, was, on motion of Mr. Magruder, committed to the committee on finance.

No. 207. House bill entitled an act to provide for the organization and government of the volunteer militia of the State, and to repeal existing laws concerning the same.

The amendments of the senate were agreed to.

No. 224. House bill entitled an act to amend the charter of the town of Chatham, in Pittsylvania county.

The amendments of the senate were agreed to.

No. 204. House engrossed bill to amend and re-enact first and second sections of an act to incorporate the North river railroad company, approved March 21, 1872, and to change the name, was read a third time and passed.

No. 240. Senate bill entitled an act to repeal section 3 of an act passed in 1801, entitled an act concerning the docks and wharves in the borough of Norfolk, was read a third time and passed.

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, was read a third time and passed.

No. 368. House bill reducing into one the several acts in relation to the seat of government of this Commonwealth, providing for the custody and care of the property of the State in or adjacent thereto, and for the sale of a part of the said property, was read a second time.

The substitute proposed by the committee for courts of justice was amended and agreed to.

The bill was ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.

No. 188. House bill to authorize the qualified voters of the county of Chesterfield to vote upon the question of the removal of the county courthouse, was read a second time, amended and ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.

No. 220. House bill to incorporate the Abingdon academy of medicine, was read a second time, amended and ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.

No. 327. House bill to incorporate the Charlotte county immigration society, was read a second time, amended and ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.

No. 203. House bill providing a remedy against turnpike companies failing to keep their roads in order, was read a second time, amended and ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.

No. 261. Senate bill entitled an act to provide for the appointment of fish commissioners for the State of Virginia.

The substitute proposed by the committee on Chesapeake and its tributaries was amended.

Pending the further consideration of the bill,

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 1874.

Prayer by Rev. George C. Vanderslice, 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, April 20, 1874. The senate have passed house bills entitled

An act to amend and re-enact the tenth clause of the seventh section of the seventy-eighth chapter of the Code of Virginia (edition of 1873), in relation to public free schools; No. 102. And

An act to incorporate the Valley educational association of Shenandoah county, Virginia; No. 186.

They have agreed to house joint resolution asking the government of the United States for public lands, to be devoted to public free schools ; No. 103.

No. 326. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the Richmond hotel company, was read twice and placed on the calendar, the rules having been suspended, on motion of Mr. Gilman, requiring its reference to a committee.

No. 378. House bill to amend and re-enact section 79, chapter 47, Code of 1873, in relation to the duties, &c., of township collectors, reported from the committee on finance with a recommendation that it do not pass, was read a first time.

No. 379. House bill to repeal section 10, chapter 100, Code of 1873, in relation to fishing in Roanoke river, west of Blue Ridge, reported from the committee for courts of justice, was read a first time.

The following report was agreed to:

The committee on finance having under consideration the petition “of the members of the town council of Upperville, asking the passage of a law requiring all applicants for licenses to sell whiskey in the town of Upperville to produce to the county court, before it shall grant such application, the consent in writing signed by at least two-thirds of said council," ask to be discharged from a further consideration of this petition.

A report of the committee for courts of justice on the resolution relative to the responsibility of the auditor, second auditor and late treasurer for default or loss in the sinking fund, was presented.

On motion of Mr. Coghill, the report was laid on the table and ordered to be printed. (Doc. No. 8.)

House joint resolution appointing a joint committee to investigate charges against management of Eastern lunatic asylum, came up.

The amendment of the senate to strike out "two” and “one," and insert “three" and "two," was agreed to.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Boykin inform the senate that the house had agreed to the amendment of the senate.

The speaker appointed Messrs. Neeley, Boykin and Brown the committee on the part of the house.

The following report was presented :

The committee on enrolled bills have the honor to report that the following joint resolution and bills have been approved by the governor April 2, 1874 :

Joint resolution extending the time for the final settlement of the treasurer of the city of Richmond with the auditor of public accounts.

An act for the relief of the sureties of William Sample, late sheriff of Russell county.

An act to dispense with security and regulate the trial of certain controversies between the State and the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad company.

An act to amend and re-enact sections 21, 38 and 44 of an act entitled an act to amend the charter of the city of Lynchburg, approved March 6, 1872.

An act to incorporate the Farmers' mutual insurance company.
An act in relation to action of detinue.
An act to incorporate the Saint Paul's church home of Petersburg.

An act to amend and re-enact section first of an act entitled an act to extend a credit of 12 and 24 months from the ratification of the sale of the State's interest in the Upper Appomattox company to the board of superintendents of said company, and to ratify and confirm all acts done in pursuance of the provisions of the act approved March 20, 1873; approved February 11, 1874.

An act to amend and re-enact section 1 of chapter 160 of the Code of 1873, in relation to granting licenses to practice law.

Mr. Lewis stated that he would have voted in the affirmative on the question of ordering senate bill No. 10, entitled an act to provide for the lease of the penitentiary, to its third reading, but had paired off with Mr. Davis.

Mr. Stuart offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the resolution adopted by this house providing for the call of the roll and allowing each member to call a bill be and the same is hereby so modified as to make it apply to night sessions only.

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

Resolved, That at 2 o'clock this day the house will proceed to vote upon senate bill No. 133, known as the immigration bill, and the amendments thereto, without further debate upon the bill or the amendments, and upon any motion for reconsideration of any vote upon said bill or the amendments no debate shall be in order, but the vote shall be taken immediately, and hereafter no member shall occupy the floor on any special order for a longer time than fifteen minutes at any one time.

The house refused to refer the resolution to a committee.

On motion of Mr. Anderson, the resolution was amended by striking out “2 o'clock," and inserting “1 o'clock.”

The resolution (as amended) was agreed to.

Mr. Riddlebarger moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the resolution was agreed to, which motion was agreed to.

The question recurring on agreeing to the resolution,

Mr. Riddlebarger moved to amend the resolution by striking out the words "and hereafter no member shall occupy the floor on any special order for a longer time than fifteen minutes at any one time," which was agreed to-yeas 61; nays 51.

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

YEAS_Messrs. Armstrong, Bagwell, Bickings, Blair, Bohannon, Brady, Branch, Brooks, Peter J. Carter, Cecil, Cox, Crank, Davis, Finney, Friend, Gaines, Gardner, T. S. Gibson, Goodwyn, Grayson, Hale, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, Hoenniger, John T. Hoskins, James, P. K. Jones, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Lipscomb, Longley, Lovell, Lucas, Magruder, May, McGonigal, McMullan, Morris, Moss, W. A. Nash, Nickens, Norton, Popham, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Stovall, Swann, Syphax, Taliaferro, Turner, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Whittaker, Winn, Yager, and Young-61.

ÑAys-Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Boykin, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Critz, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Fulkerson, P. Gibson, Gilman, Graves, Haden, Harrison, Henderson, Howard, Hudgin, Hunter, Jett, Jordan, Koiner, Lovenstein, Loving, Lybrook, Massey, Montague, Morrison, John L. Nash, Ould, Pannill, Pendleton, Powell, Rogers, Round, Scruggs, Shumate, Stuart, Taylor, Thomas, Williams, Withers, and Mr. Speaker-51.

Pending the further consideration of the resolution,
The hour of 12 o'clock having arrived, special order-

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, came up:

The question being on the passage of the bill,

Mr. Graves moved the pending question, which was ordered-yeas 59; nays 50.

On motion of Mr. W. A. Nash, the vote was recorded as follows:

YEAS_Messrs. Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Bickings, Boykin, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, Jack Carter, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Critz, Davis, Dooley, Finney, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Friend, Fulkerson, Gaines, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Graves, Haden, Hale, Harrison, Henderson, Howard, James, Jett, Jordan, Koiner, Lewis, Lipps, Loving, Lybrook, Massey, Morris, Morrison, J. L. Nash, Neeley, O'Neal, Ould, Pendleton, Popham, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Stuart, Swann, Thomas, Wallace, Webb, Withers, Yager, Young, and Mr. Speaker-59.

Nays—Messrs. Allen, Bagwell, Blair, Bohannon, Brady, Branch, J. Armistead Carter, Peter J. Carter, Matt Clark, Coghill, Cox, Fitzpatrick, Goodwyn, Grayson, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, Hoenniger, John T. Hoskins, Hudgin, P. K. Jones, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lightner, Lipscomb, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Lucas, Magruder, McGonigal, McMullan, Montague, Moss, W. A. Nash, Nickens, Norton, Pannill, Richmond, Rogers, Shumate, Stovall, Syphax, Taliaferro, Taylor, Turner, Van Auken, Whittaker, and Winn-50.

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