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The following were presented and referred under rule 37:

By Mr. Jack Carter: A bill to amend and re-enact section 54 of chapter 78 of the Code of 1873, in relation to the condemnation of lands for school-houses. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Flood : Petition of A. A. North, of Appomattox county, praying to be released from the payment of a forfeited bail-bond. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Rogers: A bill to amend section 25, chapter 97 of Code 1873, in relation to fences. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Allen : Petition of the members of the bar of Botetourt county, asking for an increase of sheriffs' fees. Referred to committee on finance.

By Mr. Ould: Petition to make valid a deed of trust executed by the trustees of the “Baptist Sunday school association of Richmond and its vicinity.” Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Armstrong:

Resolved, That the committee on finance inquire into the expediency of paying to George Eagle the sum of $235, for work done on the Staunton and Parkersburg road.

The morning hour having expired, special order

No. 105. House bill to amend and re-enact sections 3, 4, 6 and 12 of chapter 154 of the Code of 1873, in relation to the jurisdiction of county courts, came up.

The bill was read a third time and passed.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Coghill carry the bill to the senate and request their concurrence.

Special order-
No. 61. House bill in relation to the interest on money, came up.

On motion of Mr. Coghill, the special order was postponed for half an hour.

The following house engrossed bills were taken up out of their order on the calendar, read a third time and passed :

No. 137. House engrossed bill providing a charter for the city of Manchester.

No. 223. House engrossed bill to amend first section of an act approved March 29, 1871, concerning the town of Columbia, Fluvanna county.

Mr. Magruder moved a reconsideration of the vote by which house bill No. 223 was passed, which was rejected.

Mr. Brooks moved a reconsideration of the vote by which house bill No. 137 was passed, which was rejected.

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 eighteen hundred and seventy-three), in relation to grand juries, was, on motion of Mr. Coghill, taken up out of its order on the calendar,

Mr. Coghill moved that the house insist on its amendments, and ask for a committee of conference to consist of two on the part of the senate and three on the part of the house, which was agreed to.

Mr. Coghill moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the house insist on its amendments and ask for a committee of conference, which was rejected.

Ordered, That Mr. Coghill inform the senate of the action of the house of delegates, and request their concurrence.

The following house bills were, on motions by Mr. Coghill, taken up out of their order on the calendar, read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time:

No. 106. House bill to amend and re-enact the 31st section of the 108th chapter of the Code of 1873, relative to proceedings on a caveat.

No. 107. House bill to amend and re-enact section 13 of chapter 123 of the Code of 1873, relative to the power of circuit and corporation courts over guardians and wards.

No. 109. House bill to amend and re-enact section two of chapter 9, and section two of chapter 155 of the Code of 1873, in reference to the jurisdiction of circuit courts.

No. 110. House bill to amend and re-enact the 23d section of chapter 158 of the Code of 1873, in reference to special juries.

No. 176. House bill for the relief of the estate of William M. Hume, deceased, late sheriff of Fauquier, and his sureties, was,

On motion of Mr. Henderson, taken up out of its order on the calendar.

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

No. 108. House bill to amend and re-enact section one of chapter 153 of Code of 1873, in reference to writs of habeas corpus, was,

On motions by Mr. Coghill, taken up out of its order on the calendar and dismissed.

No. 13. Senate bill entitled an act to provide for the registration of the voters of the city of Lynchburg, was,

On motion of Mr. A. J. Clark, taken up out of its order on the calendar.

The bill was read a third time and passed.
Special order-
No. 61. House bill in relation to the interest on money, again came up.

Mr. A. J. Clark moved to lay the bill on the table, which was rejected-yeas 47; nays 50.

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

YEAS-Messrs. Alexander, Blair, Branch, A.J. Clark, Matt Clark, Critz, Davis, Dooley, Foster, Franklin, Gilman, Hale, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, Hoenniger, Wm. Hoskins, Hudgin, Jett, R. S. Jones, J. H. Lacy, Lee, Lovenstein, Loving, Lucas, May, McGonigal, Moore, Morris, Moss, J. L. Nash, W. A. Nash, Nickens, O'Neal, Ouid, Powell, Round, Scruggs, Strother, Swann, Syphax, Taylor, Turner, Wallace, Wharton, Whittaker, and Withers—47.

NAYS—Messrs. Armentrout, Armstrong, Bagwell, Banks, Bickings, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Cockerille, Coghill, Crank, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Fulkerson, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilliam, Goodwyn Graves, Haden, Harrison, Henderson, Holbrook, Howard, Hunter, James, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, Lewis, Lipps, Longley, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, Me Mullan, Montague, Neeley, Pannill, Pendleton, Popham, Richmond, Rogers, Sellers, Shumate, Stuart, Taliaferro, Webb, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-50.

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

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 1874.

Prayer by Rev. C. H. Read, of the Presbyterian church.
The journal was read by the clerk.
A communication from the senate, by their clerk, was read as follows:

In Senate, March 5, 1874. The senate have agreed to joint resolutions from the house of delegates antitled

Joint resolutions proposing amendments to the State constitution in relation to county organization ; No. 62. They have agreed to the resolution from the house requesting the

appointment of a committee of conference to consider the subjects of disagreement between the two houses in relation to senate bill (No. 37) 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.

And they have agreed to house joint resolution instructing special investigating committee on the late defalcation to inquire as to the disposition of certain bonds.

The speaker appointed Messrs. Coghill, Harrison and B. W. Lacy the committee of conferer ce on the part of the house on senate bill No. 37.

No. 152. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the Westham granite company of Virginia, was reported from the committee on propositions and grievances, with an amendment.

No. 161. Senate bill entitled an act in relation to the records of Alexandria county, was reported from the committee for courts of justice.

The following senate bills were reported from the committee on banks, currency and commerce :

No. 162. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the Rappahannock banking and insurance company.

No. 147. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the Jonesville dollar savings bank, in the county of Lee.

No. 151. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the bank of Potomac and safe deposit company of Alexandria.

No. 163. House bill to encourage intermediate grades of instruction in public schools (heretofore recommitted to the committee on schools and colleges), was reported back.

No. 260. House joint resolution directing the president and directors of the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio railroad company to commence the work on the road to Cumberland Gap, reported from the committee on roads and internal navigation, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, was read a first time.

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

No. 261. House bill to incorporate the James river coal company.

No. 262. House bill to incorporate the Mecklenburg agricultural society.

The following house bills, reported fronı the committee on propositions and grievances, were read a first time:

No. 263. House bill to incorporate the Kecoughtan Lodge, No. 29, of the order of Knights of Pythias.

No. 264. House bill to amend an act to incorporate the Richmond harmonic association and to change the name thereof.

No. 265. House bill to amend and re-enact chapter 99, section 9, Code of 1873, in reference to killing wild fowl, and to protect the catching thereof in nets or traps.

Leave of absence was granted Messrs. Withers, Massey, Beaton, Rufus S. Jones, Cox, Hill and Moore two days each, Lucas and P. J. Carter three days each, and Coghill five days.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Taylor, who informed the house that the senate had agreed to house joint resolutson appointing a joint committee to visit certain property in connection with a location for a lunatic asylum, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

CORRECTION. On pages Nos, 213 and 214 of the journal it appears that a vote (required by the constitution) was recorded on passage of house bill No. 165, to relieve Henry G. Wax, late township collector of the township of Éstillville, Scott county, from payment of damages. The vote (required by the constitution) should have been recorded on the passage of house bill No. 146, authorizing a sale of the Sperryville and Rappahannock turnpike.

The following were presented and referred under rule 37:

By Mr. Jack Carter: A bill to declare Clinch river navigable and a public highway in the county of Russell. Referred to committee on roads and internal navigation.

By Mr. Crank: A bill to amend sections 12 and 16 of chapter 52 of the Code in regard to the duties of overseers of roads. Referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. Grayson: Petition of the bar of Bland county, asking increase of compensation to sheriffs. Referred to committee on finance. By Mr. Magruder:

Resolved, That the committee for courts of justice inquire into the expediency of allowing more discretion to judges in regard to the penalty of injunction bonds in certain cases.

By Mr. William Hoskins : Memorial of the members of the bar of King & Queen, asking for increase of fees for sheriffs in circuit court. Referred to committee on finance.

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

The question being on agreeing to the substitute offered by Mr. Coghill, was put and decided in the affirmative-yeas 75; nays 31.

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

YEAS-Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Banks, Blair, Brady, Campbell, Cecil, A. J. Clark, Matt Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Critz, Davis, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Franklin, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilman, Grayson, Haden, Hale, Hamilton, Harris, Henderson, Hoenniger, Holbrook, Howard, Hudgin, James, Jett, Koiner, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Lybrook, May, Montague, Moore, Morris, Morrison, W. A. Nash, O'Neal, Paige, Pannill, Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Rains, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Strother, Swann, Syphax, Taliaferro, Turner, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Withers, Yager, Young, and Mr. Speaker-75.

NAYS-Messrs. Armstrong, Bagwell, Bickings, Boykin, Branch, Brown, J. A. Carter, Crank, Foster, Fulkerson, Gilliam, Graves, Harrison, Hoskins, P. K. Jones, Jordan, B. W. Lacy, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Magruder, Massey, McMullan, Moss, J. L. Nash, Neeley, Nickens, Ould, Rogers, Taylor, and Whittaker-31.

The bill (as amended) was ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time-yeas 71; nays 35.

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

YEAS-Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Armentrout, Armstrong, Bagwell, Banks, Bickings, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Cecil, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Crank, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Franklin, Fulkerson, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Graves, Grayson, Haden, Hale, Harris, Harrison, Henderson, Holbrook, Howard, Hudgin, James, Jett, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. H. Lacy, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Loving, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, McMullan, Montague, Moore, Morris, Morrison, Neeley, Pannill, Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Strother, Swann, Taliaferro, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Withers, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-71.

Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Blair, Boykin, Brady, Branch, Matt Clark, Critz, Davis, Dooley, Foster, Gilliam, Gilman, Hamilton, Hoenniger, Hoskins, P. K. Jones, Lamkin, Lee, Lovenstein, May, Moss, J. L. Nash, W. A. Nash, Nickens, O'Neal, Ould, Paige, Rains, Round, Scruggs, Syphax, Taylor, Turner, Whittaker, and Young-35.

Mr. Graves moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time, which was rejected.

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

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