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An act to authorize the common council of the corporation of Winchester to borrow money; approved January 20, 1874.

The following were presented and referred under rule 37:

By Mr. Graves: A bill to amend and re-enact section one of chapter one hundred and forty-seven of the Code of 1873, extending the jurisdiction of justices in civil cases to $100. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Lovell: A bill for the relief of sheriffs in the service of civil process of other counties than the one in which they reside. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Stuart: A petition of members of the bar of Staunton, asking that the jurisdiction of county courts be restored, or a special act may be passed restoring the jurisdiction of the county court of Augusta. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Brooks:

Resolved, That the committee on finance be instructed to inquire as to the expediency of so amending the existing revenue law of the State, as to require the payment of only one license tax for the privilege of selling wine, ardent spirits, malt liquors, cider, or any mixture of any of them, by retail, or to be drunk at the place where sold.

By Mr. Flood: A bill to amend and re-enact the 58th section of the 78th chapter of the Code of Virginia (edition of 1873), in relation to public free schools. Referred to committee on schools and colleges.

By Mr. Bagwell: A petition of two hundred citizens of the county of Accomac, praying for the repeal of present oyster law. Referred to committee on Chesapeake and its tributaries.

By Mr. B. W. Lacy:

Resolved, That the committee on counties, cities and towns inquire into the expediency of making Holt's creek, in the county of New Kent, a lawful fence from the mouth of Tonkey Gut to the Thoroughfare, and also making the said Thoroughfare a lawful fence from the mouth of Holt's creek to the Pamunkey river, and to report by bill or otherwise.

By Mr. Williams:

Resolved, That the committee for courts of justice be and are hereby instructed to inquire what increase, if any, in the number of judicial circuits is necessary to the proper dispatch of business, and also whether an increase of the salaries of the circuit judges is proper and expedient, and that said committee report by bill or otherwise.

The morning hour having expired, the house proceeded to the business on the calendar.

No. 21. Senate bill entitled an act to allow further time for the judge of Norfolk county to qualify, was read a third time and passed.

The amendment proposed by the committee for courts of justice as follows:

Amend title by striking out same, and inserting in lieu thereof the following: “An act to amend chapter 157 of the Code of 1873, so as

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to vacate the office of judges for removal or for failure to qualify," was agreed to. The title as amended was agreed to. Senate joint resolution as follows:

Resolved by the general assembly, That the superintendent of public printing cause to be printed, for immediate distribution, one thousand copies of house joint resolution, No. 1, for an extension of the time for collecting the taxes of 1873, was read a third time and rejected.

No. 40. Senate bill entitled an act to constitute the secretary and superintendent of the Mount Vernon association a conservator of the peace for the limits of Mount Vernon estate, was read a third time and passed.

No. 9. House engrossed bill to amend an act incorporating the town of Wytheville, was,

On motion of Mr. Holbrook, postponed until January 30, 1874.

No. 21. House engrossed bill to transfer the interest of the State in certain turnpike companies to the counties through which they pass, was read a third time and passed-yeas 86 ; nays 4.

The vote required by the constitution was recorded as follows:

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YEAS-Messrs. Allen, Armstrong, Bagwell, Blair, Brooks, Campbell, J. Armistead Carter, Cecil, Matt. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Crank, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Fulkerson, Gaines, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilliam, Gilman, Goodwyn, Graves, Grayson, Griffith, Haden, Hale, Harris, Harrison, Henderson, Hill, Haninger, Holbrook, Wm. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, Hunter, James, Jett, Peter K. Jones, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Lipscomb, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Lucas, Lybrook, Massey, May, McGonigal, Morris, Morrison, W. A. Nash, Neeley, Nickens, Ould, Pannill, Pendleton, Powell, Rains, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Stovall, Stuart, Swann, Taliaferro, Thomas, Van Auken, Walke, Wallace, Webb, Williams, Withers, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-86.

NAYS-Messrs. Jack Carter, Montague, Moss, and Richmond—4.

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On motion of Mr. Lovenstein, the title was amended by striking out the same, and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

“To transfer the interest of the State in the Jacksonville and Christiansburg turnpike company to the counties through which it passes.

The title as amended was agreed to.

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

No. 18. House engrossed bill incorporating the Rich Valley tanning and leather manufacturing company in the county of Washington, was read a third time.

Mr. Lucas moved to pass by the bill, which was rejected.
The bill was passed.

Mr. Longley moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was passed; which motion was rejected.

No. 20. House bill to amend and re-enact the third section of the Code of 1873 in relation to sheriffs bonds, was, on motion of Mr. Stuart, dismissed.

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

No. 22. House bill to make valid the charter of the Virginia savings bank of Lynchburg, Virginia, granted by the Lynchburg circuit court.

No. 23. House bill to repeal an act declaring a portion of Smith's creek and Cohoon's creek a lawful fence, approved 8th March, 1873.

No. 25. House bill to amend section 9 of chapter 188 of Code 1873, in regard to setting fire to fenoes, &c., (amended).

No. 24. House bill indemnifying owners of land against damages sustained from tenants upon adjoining farms, was read a second time.

Mr. Hill moved to pass by the bill, which was rejected.
Mr. Neeley moved to dismiss the bill, which was agreed to.

Mr. Massey moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was dismissed, which motion was rejected.

On motion of Mr. Riddlebarger, the house adjourned until to-morrow at 12 o'clock M.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1874.

Prayer by Rev. Dr. Geo. Woodbridge, of the Episcopal church.
The journal was read by the clerk.
A communication from the senate, by their clerk, was read as follows:

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

An act to amend and re-enact the ninth section of an act to incorporate the Insurance and Savings company of Virginia, passed February 28th, 1866; No. 34. And

An act to incorporate the Atlantic bridge company; No. 49.
And they have agreed to

A joint resolution asking information of the supreme court of appeals touching a continuance of the special court of appeals.

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

No. 34. Senate bill to amend and re-enact the ninth section of an act to incorporate the Insurance and Savings company of Virginia, passed February 28th, 1866, was read twice and referred to committee on propositions and grievances.

No. 49. Senate bill to incorporate the Atlantic bridge company, was read twice and referred to committee on roads and internal navigation.

Senate joint resolution asking information of the supreme court of appeals, touching a continuance of the special court of appeals, as follows:

Resolved (the house of delegates concurring), That the judges of the supreme court of appeals be respectfully requested to state to the general assembly whether in their opinion the exigencies of the public judicial business require a continuance of the special court of appeals after its expiration in February, 1874, and if so, to make such suggestions to the general assembly as they may deem of importance touching the organization of said court-was read twice.

On motion of Mr. Coghill, the rule was suspended requiring its reference to a committee.

The senate joint resolution was placed on the calendar.

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

No. 47. House bill to amend and re-enact section 8, chapter 142, Code of 1873, with reference to buying and selling coupons, with the recommendation that it do not pass.

No. 48. House bill requiring claims for jury services to be presented for payment within two years.

No. 49. House bill to provide for the collection of the revenue of the city of Norfolk for the year 1873.

No. 50. House bill to amend and re-enact the fifty-eighth section of the seventy-eighth chapter of the Code of Virginia (edition of 1873), in relation to public free schools, reported from the committee on schools and colleges, was read a first time,

No. 51. House bill authorizing the trustees of the religious society in Frederick county, known as the United Brethren in Christ, to sell and convey certain property, reported from the committee on propositions and grievances, was read a first time.

No. 52. House bill to authorize the trustees of the Union Station Methodist Episcopal Church, South, to make a deed of trust on parsonage property, reported from the committee for courts of justice, was read a first time.

No. 53. House bill to amend and re-enact section 11, chapter 195 of the Code of 1873, in relation to limitation of prosecutions, reported from the committee for courts of justice, was read a first time.

The following report was agreed to:

The committee on propositions and grievances have, according to order, had under consideration a memorial of the “Saratoga monument association," asking for an appropriation of five thousand dollars to carry out the objects of the association, and respectfully ask to be relieved from its further consideration.

The following report was agreed to :

The committee on propositions and grievances have, according to or ler, had under consideration a resolution to them referred, as to the expediency of providing encouragement and protection to the rearing of sheep, by imposing a suitable tax on dogs, respectfully report that it is inexpedient to legislate on the subject, and ask to be relieved from its further consideration.

Mr. Round moved to reconsider the vote by which the report (in relation to a tax on dogs) was agreed to.

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Mr. Hunter moved to pass by the motion to reconsider, which motion was rejected.

The motion to reconsider was rejected-yeas 52; nays 54.
On motion of Mr. Round, the vote was recorded as follows:

YEAS-Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Bagwell, Blair, Boykin, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. Armistead Carter, Jack Carter, Cecil, Cockerille, Dooley, Foster, Gaines, Gardner, P. Gibson, Graves, Grayson, Henderson, Hoeninger, Holbrook, Wm. Hoskins, Hunter, Jett, Koiner, J. Ilorace Lacy, Lee, Lewis, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Loving, Lybrook, Massey, MeGonigal, Jno. L. Nash, Neeley, Ould, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Round, Sellers, Spratt, Strother, Stuart, Taylor, Walke, Williams, and Mr. Speaker-52.

NAYS-Messrs. Banks, Bickings, Brady, Peter J. Carter, A. J. Clark, Coghill, Crank, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Franklin, Fulkerson, T. S. Gibson, Gilliam, Gilman, Goodwyn, Griffith, Haden, Hale, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, Jno. T. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, James, Jordan, Lamkin, Lightner, Lipscomb, Lucas, Magruder, May, McMullan, Moss, W. A. Nash, Nickens, Norton, Paige, Pannill, Pendleton, Powell, Rains, Rogers, Shumate, Stovall, Swann, Syphax, Taliafe Thomas, Turner, Webb, Whitaker, Withers, and Yager-54.

The following were presented and referred under rule 37:

By Mr. Koiner: Petition of the members of the bar and citizens of Augusta county, asking that the jurisdiction of the county courts be restored. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Koiner: A bill to prevent trespasses on lands and injuries to crops. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Boykin: A bill to establish a bureau of insurance. Referred to committee on propositions and grievances.

By Mr. Strother: A bill to authorize the town of Culpeper to borrow money. Referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. Lee: A bill forfeiting certain lands, and for other purposes. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Armstrong: A bill to incorporate the Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Good Templars in the State of Virginia. Referred to committee on propositions and grievances.

By Mr. Round: A bill authorizing the division of the school districts of the State into sub-districts, and the election of school directors by the people. Referred to committee on schools and colleges.

By Mr. Anderson :

Resolved, That the committee on constitutional amendments, when appointed, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of raising a commission of suitable persons to consider and report to this legislature, at the beginning of its next session, such changes as in their judgment ought to be made in the constitution of the State; and that said committee report by bill or otherwise. By Mr. Clark:

Resolved, That the committe on asylums and prisons be instructed to inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill more effectually to protect the charitable and other public institutions of the State from encroachments of railroads on such institutions,

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Winn for two days.

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