Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB

The following were presented and referred under rule 37 :

By Mr. Lee: A bill to enable the James River and Kanawha company to extend their canal to some point on Jackson's river west of Clifton Forge. Referred to committee on roads and internal navigation.

By Mr. Richmond: A bill to relieve Henry G. Wax, late township collector of the township of Estillville, Scott county, from payment of damages. Referred to committee on finance.

By Mr. Longley :

Resolved, That the committee on schools and colleges be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending section 69 of chapter 78, Code of 1873, as to define more definitely the duties of county treasurers as to the distribution of the funds for public schools.

By Mr. Round: Petition of N. B. Varnes and sixty-five other citizens of Prince William and Fairfax counties, asking that Bull run be made a lawful fence from the Warrenton pike to its junction with the Occoquan. Referred to committee on agriculture and mining.

By Mr. Critz:

Resolved, That the committee for courts of justice be requested to inquire into the expediency or necessity of passing a law to pay the expenses of employing experts to make post-mortem examinations in murder cases, where such examinations are made in the interest of the Commonwealth.

By Mr. Lee :

Resolved, That the committee on asylums and prisons be requested to inquire into the expediency of utilizing convict labor by employing the same in getting out granite for the erection of public buildings in this State, and for other purposes, and that they be instructed to report by bill or otherwise.

By Mr. Crank :

Resolved, That the committee on counties, cities and towns, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of amending the 520 chapter, section 17 of the Code of 1873, in regard to the erection of sign-boards at the crossings of roads.

By Mr. Hoenniger: A bill to amend section 5, chapter 51, Code of 1873, so as to allow county superintendents of the poor to employ a deputy. Referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. Anderson : A bill to provide for the publication and distribution amongst the people of the State of matter relating to agriculture and the mechanic and mining arts. ' Referred to committee on agriculture and mining

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

The following senate bills were read a third time and passed :

No. 37. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact the first section of chapter two hundred of the Code of Virginia (edition of 1873), in relation to grand juries.

On motion of Mr. Coghill, the title was amended by striking out the same, and inserting " an act to amend and re-enact sections 1, 2, 3, 4

5 and 9 of the two hundredth chapter of the Code of 1873, in relation to grand juries."

The title as amended was agreed to.

No. 49. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the Atlantic bridge company.

No. 86. Senate bill entitled an act prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors on the Sabbath day.

Motions (severally made) to reconsider the votes by which senate bills Nos. 37, 49 and 86 were passed, were rejected.

Senate preamble and joint resolution in reference to the construction of a suitable memorial to commemorate the achievements and perpetuate the fame of Commodore M. F. Maury, deceased, was,

On motion of Mr. Anderson, committed to the committee on Federal relations and resolutions.

No. 127. House bill to amend the second section of an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act to amend and re-enact the second section of an act entitled an act to regulate the taking of fish for the purpose of manufacturing oil or manure, was,

On motion of Mr. Griffith, taken up out of its order on the calendar. The bill was read a second time.

Mr. Montague moved to amend the bill by striking out in the 9th line the words “and Westmoreland," and inserting “Westmoreland and Lancaster.”

Mr. Hudgin moved to amend the bill by adding after “Westmoreland," in the 9th line, the words “or any other county.

On motion of Mr. Taliaferro, the bill was passed by. * No. 135. House joint resolution amending the joint resolution extending the time for collection of taxes and county and township levies for the year 1873, approved January 23, 1874, was,

On motion of Mr. Finney, taken up out of its order on the calendar. The joint resolution was read a second time.

The joint resolution was amended and ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.

The joint resolution being presently engrossed,

On motion of Mr. Finney, the joint resolution was read a third time this day, two-thirds of the members in the house so determining.

The joint resolution was read a third time and agreed to.

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

No. 63. Senate bill entitled an act to provide artificial limbs for soldiers maimed in war, and for other purposes, came up:

Mr. Stuart moved that the house insist upon its amendment.

Mr. Riddlebarger moved that the house recede from its amendment, which was agreed to-yeas 55; nays 46.

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

YEAS—Messrs. Allen, Armentrout, Armstrong, Banks, Bickings, Blair, P. J. Carter, Cecil, Matt Clark, Coghill, Crank, Davis, Fulkerson, Gaines, Gardner, T. S. Gibson, Gilliam, Gilman, Goodwyn, Hale, Harris, Holbrook, William Hoskins, John T. Hoskins, Hudgin, Hunter, James, B. W. Lacy, Lee, Lewis, Lightner,

-

Longley, Loving, May, Morris, Morrison, W. A. Nash, Nickens, Popham, Powell, Rains, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Round, Shumate, Spratt, Stovall, Strother, Swann, Syphax, Taliaferro, Thomas, Wharton, Winn, and Yager—55.

NAYS_Messrs. Bagwell, Beaton, Bohannon, Brooks, Campbell, J. Armistead Carter, Jack Carter, Cockerille, Dooley, Finney, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Franklin, P. Gibson, Graves, 'Haden, Hamilton, Harrison, Henderson, Hill, Hoenniger, Howard, Jett, Jordan, Koiner, J. Horace Lacy, Lipps, Lovenstein, Magruder, Massey, Montague, Moss, J. L. Nash, Neeley, Norton, O'Neal, Ould, Pendleton, Rogers, Scruggs, Sellers, Stuart, Taylor, Withers, Young, and Mr. Speaker_46.

Mr. Popham moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the house receded from its amendment, which motion was rejected.

No. 26. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the town of Boydton, in the county of Mecklenburg, was,

On motion of Mr. Hamilton, postponed until Monday next, 23d instant, and ordered to be printed.

No. 26. House joint resolution to amend and re-enact joint resolution directing a distribution of the Code when published, approved April 2, 1873, was, On motion of Mr. Wharton, taken up out of its order on the calendar.

The question being on agreeing to the substitute proposed by the committee on finance,

Mr. Blair moved to amend the substitute by striking out "five dollars and fifty cents per copy," and inserting "six dollars per copy.”

Mr. Riddlebarger moved to dismiss the joint resolution.

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

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1874.

Prayer by Rev. W. A. Campbell, of the Presbyterian church, Manchester.

The journal was read by the clerk.

No. 19. House bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act for the relief of the late sheriffs of the Commonwealth, was reported from the committee on finance with a recommendation that the house

agree to the amendments of the senate.

Senate joint resolution for the appointment of a joint committee to examine into the present condition of the capitol, was reported from the committee on public property.

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

No. 159. House bill making an appropriation for repairs to capitol.

No. 160. House bill to amend section 5, chapter 51, Code of 1873, so as to allow the county superintendent of the poor to employ a deputy, with a recommendation that it do not pass.

The following report was agreed to:
The committee on the Chesapeake and its tributaries, to whom was

referred the communication of the auditor of public accounts made on the 12th instant, respectfully report the following resolution :

Resolved, That the statement showing the amount of oyster tax collected for the year 1873, &c., communicated by the auditor of public accounts on the i2th instant, in response to a resolution of this house, adopted January 28, 1874, be printed.

Mr. Taliaferro moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the report was agreed to, which was rejected.

The following were presented and referred under rule 37 :
By Mr. Lee:

Resolved, That the committee on schools and colleges be requested to inquire into the expediency of so amending the law in relation to public free schools, as to authorize the grading of teachers' certificates, and that they be instructed to report by bill or otherwise.

By Mr. Magruder : Petition of Page, executor of Miller, Davidsons, the Board of Education, the County of Albemarle, and others, praying the passage of an act concerning the purposes of said will, and establishing a manual labor school in Albemarle in pursuance of same. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Massey: A bill to amend an act entitled an act to amend the charter of the town of Scottsville, approved March 29, 1871. Referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. Finney : Petition of citizens of the town of Chatham, in Pittsylvania county, praying amendments to the charter of said town. Referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. Cockerille: A bill to provide for taking the sense of the qualified voters upon calling a convention to change or modify the constitution of the Commonwealth, and if decided in favor thereof, to elect the members and convene the same. Referred to committee on constitutional amendments.

By Mr. Griffith : Petition of practicing attorneys in Prince George and Surry counties, asking the general assembly for increase of pay for county judge. Referred to committee on finance.

By Mr. B. W. Lacy:

Resolved, That the committee on counties, cities and towns inquire and report by bill or otherwise on the expediency of authorizing the board of supervisors of York county, or other competent authority of said county, to borrow money to build a courthouse, clerk's office and jail, either by issuing and selling the county bonds, or by borrowing the necessary money at a suitable rate of interest, and executing the bonds of the said county therefor.

By Mr. Ould: A bill in relation to the sale of certain church property in Smithfield. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

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

No. 26. House joint resolution to amend and re-enact joint resolution directing a distribution of the Code when published, approved April 2, 1873 (unfinished business), came up.

The amendment offered by Mr. Blair (to the substitute proposed by the committee for courts of justice) to strike out "five dollars and fifty cents per copy," and insert "six dollars per copy," was agreed to.

Mr. Bagwell moved to amend the substitute by striking out the words "provided, however, he may dispose of fifty or more copies to the same person at five dollars per copy," and inserting "provided, however, he may dispose of fifty or more copies to the same person at five dollars and fifty cents per copy.'

Which was agreed to-yeas 86 ; nays 25.
On motion of Mr. Riddlebarger, the vote was recorded as follows:

YEAS—Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Bagwell, Banks, Beaton, Blair, Bohannon, Boykin, Brown, Campbell, J. Armistead Carter, Jack Carter, Cecil, Cockerille, Coghill, Critz, Davis, Dooley, Finney, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Franklin, Fulkerson, Gaines, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilman, Graves, Grayson, Haden, Hale, Harrison, Henderson, Hoenniger, Holbrook, Wm. Hoskins, John T. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, Hunter, James, Jett, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. Horace Lacy, Lee, Lewis, Lipps, Longley, Lovenstein, Loving, Lucas, Magruder, Massey, McGonigal, Montague, Morris, John L. Nash, Neeley, O'Neal, Ould, Paige, Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Richmond, Rogers, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Strother, Stuart, Swann, Taliaferro, Taylor, Thomas, Van Auken, Wallace, Wharton, Withers, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-86.

Nays-Messrs. Armstrong, Bickings, Brady, Brooks, Peter J. Carter, Matt Clark, Gilliam, Goodwyn, Griffith, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, Jones, Lightner, Lipscomb, May, Morrison, Moss, W. A. Nash, Norton, Riddlebarger, Stovall, Syphax, Whittaker, and Young—25.

The substitute proposed by the committee on finance (as amended) was agreed to.

Mr. Bagwell moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the substitute was agreed to, which was rejected.

The motion of Mr. Riddlebarger to dismiss the bill was rejected.

The joint resolution was ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.

The hour of one o'clock P. M. having arrived, special orderNo. 61. House bill in relation to the interest on money, came up.

Mr. Blair moved to postpone the special order until Saturday, 21st instant.

Mr. Critz moved to postpone the special order until Wednesday, March 4th instant, which was rejected. The motion of Mr. Blair to postpone was agreed to.

No. 117. House bill to protect mocking birds in the counties of Westmoreland and Richmond, was,

On motion of Mr. Griffith, taken up out of its order on the calendar.
The bill was read a second time.
Mr. Popham moved to dismiss the bill, which was rejected.
The bill was amended.

Mr. Lucas moved to amend the bill by striking out in the 16th line the words “ or without," which was rejected-yeas 27; nays 66.

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

YEAS-Messrs. Armentrout, Banks, Bickings, Bobannon, Brady, J. A. Carter, Matt Clark, Gilliam, Goodwyn, Hamilton, Harris, James, Jones, Koiner, B. W.

« AnteriorContinuar »