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eral 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 order, 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.

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. Horace Lacy, Lee, Lewis, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Loving, Lybrook, Massey, McGonigal, 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, Fülkerson, 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, Taliaferro, 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.

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

Senate joint resolution asking information of the supreme court of appeals touching a continuance of the special court of appeals, was read a third time and agreed to.

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

No. 30. Senate bill to incorporate the Marion female college, was read a third time and passed.

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

The following house engrossed bills were read a third time and passed :

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 of 1873, in regard to setting fire to fences, &c.

Motions (reverally made) to reconsider the votes by which house engrossed bills Nos. 22, 23 and 25 were passed, were rejected.

No. 26. House joint resolution to amend and re-enact joint resolution directing a distribution of the Code when published, approved April second, 1873, was read a second time.

Mr. Riddlebarger moved to dismiss the joint resolution,

Mr. A. J. Clark moved to commit the joint resolution to the committee on finance, which was agreed to.

No. 27. House bill giving the consent of this State to the purchase by the United States of a tract of land in the county of Henrico, and of two parcels of land in the town of Danville, to be used for military cemeteries, and exempting the same from State or corporation taxes, was read a second time.

Mr. Ould moved to amend the bill by striking out second section, in the following words, to wit:

“2. The said tracts of land, and the buildings that may be erected thereon for the purpose aforesaid, and any property of the United States for purposes aforesaid on said tracts, are hereby exempted from all taxes imposed by this State, or by the constituted authorities of the county of Henrico, or of the town of Danville; but this exemption shall continue only so long as the United States shall be and remain the owners of said military cemeteries.”

Which was rejected. The bill was ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time. Mr Neeley moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the house ordered the bill to be engrossed, which was agreed to.

Mr. Ould moved to reconsider the vote by which the amendment to strike out the second section was rejected, which motion was agreed to.

The question recurring on agreeing to the amendment of Mr. Ould, was put and decided in the affirmative-yeas 58; nays 47.

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

YEAS-Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Armstrong, Bagwell, Banks, Boykin, Brown, Campbell, J. Armistead Carter, Cecil, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Crank, Dooley, Finney, Foster, Franklin, Gains, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilman, Graves, Grayson, Haden, Hale, Hoeninger, W. Hoskins, Howard, Hunter, James, Jett, Jordan, Koiner, Lamkin, Lee, Lightner, Lipps, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, McMullan, Morris, Jno. L. Nash, Neeley, O'Neal, Ould, Pannill, Pendleton, Powell, Richinond, Rogers, Round, Sellers, Shumate, Strother, Turner, Withers, and Mr. Speaker–58.

Nays-Messrs. Armentrout. Bickings, Blair, Bohannon, Brady, Brooks, Jack Carter, Peter J. Carter, Coghill, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Fulkerson, Gilliam, Goodwyn, Hamilton, Harris, Henderson, Hill, Holbrook, Jno. T. Hoskins, Hudgin, P. K. Jones, J. Horace Lacy, Lewis, Longley, Lovell, Loving, Lucas, McGonigal, Morrison, Moss, W. A. Nash, Nickens, Norton, Paige, Rains, Riddlebarger, Spratt, Stovall, Stuart, Swann, Syphax, Taliaferro, Taylor, Thomas, Webb, and Yager-47.

Mr. Hamilton moved to pass by the bill, which motion was rejected.

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

No. 28. Huse bill to amend and re-enact the 13th section, chapter 13 of Code (edition 1873), with reference to the salary of city and corporation judges, was read a second time.

On motion of Mr. Dooley, the bill was dismissed.

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1874.

Prayer by Rev. Dr. George 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 21, 1874. The senate have passed a bill entitled

An act to amend and re-enact the first rection of chapter two hundred of the Code of Virginia (edition of eighteen hundred and seventythree), in relation to grand juries; No. 37.

In which they respectfully request the concurrence of the house of delegates.

No 37. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee for courts of justice.

The speaker laid before the house comniunications from the inspectors of tobacco at Anderson's and Seabrook's warehouses, in the city of Richmond, and at Oaks warehouse in Petersburg, in answer to a resolation calling for information in relation to insurance on planters' tobacco; which communications were referred to committee on propositions and grievances. No. 42. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section one

of an act entitled an act to incorporate the Thornton's Gap turnpike company, passed January 19, 1848, was reported from the committee on roads and internal navigation.

The following house bills, reported from the committee for courts of justice, were read a first time :

No. 54. House bill to amend and re-enact section 48 chapter 52 of the Code of 1873, in relation to county roads.

No. 55. House bill for the relief of sheriffs in the service of civil process of other counties than the one in which they reside.

No. 56. House bill to prevent obstructions to highways.

No. 57. House bill to provide for the collection of taxes and county levy in the township of Manchester, Chesterfield county, assessed for the year 1873, reported from the committee on finance, was read a first time.

No. 58. House bill to incorporate the Richmond, Craighton and Hanover turnpike company, in the counties of Henrico and Hanover, reported from the committee on roads and internal navigation, was read a first time.

Leave of absence was granted Mr. Hale for four days.
The following were presented and referred under rule 37 :

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

By Mr. Lee: A bill to provide for the payment to the county of Alleghany of the amount of the judgments against said county for damages to land holders arising from the construction of the Covington and Ohio railroad. Referred to committee on roads and internal navigation.

By Mr. Coghill: A bill to amend and re-enact section 4, chapter 6 of Code of Virginia of 1873, in relation to vacancies in the office of governor and lieutenant-governor. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Alexander : Petition of citizens of Newburn, Pulaski county, asking amendments of charter. Referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. Blair : A bill to incorporate the town of Big Lick. Referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. Magruder: A bill to authorize the county of Albemarle to borrow money to improve the roads of said county. Referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. Ould: A bill to authorize the Richmond, York River and Chesapeake railroad companý to subscribe to the stock of the Baltimore, Chesapeake and Richmond steamboat company. Referred to committee on roads and internal navigation.

By Mr. McMullan : A resolution as to the expediency of amending the law in relation to the duties of assessors. Referred to committee on finance.

By Mr. Blair : Petition of trustees and faculty of Roanoke college,

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