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No. 115. House bill to incorporate the Bank of Jacksonville, at Floyd courthouse, Floyd county, Virginia, was,

On motion of Mr. Powell, laid on the table.

No. 121. House joint resolution fixing the time for adjournment of both houses of the general assembly on the first day of March, was,

On motion of Mr. Armstrong, laid on the table.

No. 104. House bill to amend and re-enact sections 6, 8 and 9 of chapter 90 of Code of 1860, in relation to weighing and selling live stock, was,

On motion, made a special order for to-morrow at 12 o'clock M.

No. 111. House bill fixing the compensation of county treasurers for receiving and disbursing the county levy, was read a second time.

Mr. Graves moved to dismiss the bill.

Mr. Harrison moved to amend the bill by striking out the word “five," where it appears in the second place in sixth line of printed bill, and insert “three.”

On motion of Mr. Morrison, the bill was passed by.

No. 64. House bill to amend and re-enact the first section of an act entitled an act to incorporate the Brock's Gap, Hardy and Hampshire railroad company, approved March 31, 1873, and to change its name,

The amendments proposed by the committee on roads and internal navigation were agreed to.

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

No. 94. House bill incorporating the Virginia Deep Run mining company, came up.

The amendment proposed by the committee on roads and internal navigation was agreed to.

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

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, came up.

The amendment offered by Mr. Montague to strike out in ninth line of second section (as proposed to be amended) the words "and Westmoreland,” and insert “Westmoreland and Lancaster," was agreed to.

The amendment offered by Mr. Hudgin, to insert after “Lancaster," the words “or any other county," was rejected.

Mr. Hudgin moved to dismiss the bill, which was agreed to--yeas 59; nays 28.

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

came up

YEAS—Messrs. Alexander, Armstrong, Banks, Bickings, Brady, Branch, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. Armistead Carter, A. J. Clark, Matt Clark, Davis, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Friend, T. S. Gibson, Gilliam, Goodwyn, Graves, Grayson, Hale, Hamilton, Harris, Harrison, Henderson, Hill, Hoenniger, Holbrook, Hudgin, James, P. K. Jones, R. S. Jones, B. W. Lacy, J. Horace Lacy, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Lybrook, May, Moss, W. A. Nash, Nickens, Norton, Pendleton, Powell, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Stuart, Swann, Syphax, Thomas, Wallace, Webb, Whittaker, and Winn-59.

NaysMessrs. Beaton, Blair, Bohannon, Jack Carter, P. J. Carter, Cecil, Cockerille, Critz, Foster, Franklin, P. Gibson, Griffith, William Hoskins, Koiner, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, McMullan, Montague, Morrison, John L. Nash, Neeley, Rains, Round, Scruggs, and Taliaferro—28.

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

No. 131. House bill to regulate and protect the operations of railroad companies in this State, was read a second time, amended and ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.

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

No. 102. House bill to amend and re-enact the 10th clause of the 7th section of the 78th chapter of the Code of Virginia (edition of 1873), in relation to public free schools.

No. 114. House bill to amend and re-enact the 15th and 16th sections of chapter 201 of the Code of 1873, in relation to process on presentments, indictments or informations.

No. 118. House bill to declare Staunton river, between certain points, a lawful fence.

No. 120. House bill to confirm sale made by trustees of Tinker creek Baptist church, and empower them to convey land sold to the Big Lick board of public free school trustees.

No. 122. House bill authorizing the chancery court of the city of Richmond to permit the last will of Charles Liston Brown to be withdrawn from the clerk's office of said court.

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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 1874. · Prayer by Rev. J. E. Edwards, 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, March 10, 1874.

The senate have agreed to amendment proposed by the house of delegates to senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the Westham granite company of Virginia; No. 152.

They have passed bills entitled

An act to amend and re-enact section 41 of chapter 86 Code of 1873, in relation to inspections; No. 172. And

An act to incorporate the Virginia and Maryland steam ferry company; No. 199.

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

No. 172. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on agriculture and mining.

No. 199, Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on roads and internal navigation.

The following senate bills were reported from the committee on agriculture and mining:

No. 60. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact sections 17, 52 and 53 of chapter 85 of the Code of 1873, in relation to weighing and insuring tobacco.

No. 84. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 20, chapter 85, Code of 1873, to prevent the fraudulent marking or branding of planters' tobacco.

The following senate bills were reported from the committee on propositions and grievances :

No. 119. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the St. George's benevolent society of Fredericksburg, Virginia.

No. 146. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the Sons of Levi of the city of Petersburg.

No. 167. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 27, chapter 16, Code of Virginia (edition of 1873), so as to provide necessary clerical assistance in office of the executive, was reported from the committee on finance.

No. 173. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 1, chapter 100, Code of 1873, in relation to hauling seines in the waters of Accomac and Northampton counties, was reported from the committee on Chesapeake and its tributaries.

No. 198. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the bank of Jacksonville was reported from the committee on banks, currency and commerce.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Taylor, who informed the house that the senate insist on their substitute to house joint resolution appointing a joint committee to visit certain property in connection with a location for a lunatic asylum.

No. 287. House bill to amend and re-enact the 18th section of chapter 192 of the Code of 1873, in relation to violations of the Sabbath, reported from the committee on roads and internal navigation, was read a first time.

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

No. 288. House bill to amend and re-enact the 53d section of the 78th chapter of the Code of Virginia (edition of 1873), in relation to public free schools.

No. 289. House bill to amend 18th section of the 78th chapter of the Code of Virginia, in relation to public free schools.

No. 290. House bill to incorporate the Giles county iron company, reported from the committee on propositions and grievances, was read a first time.

No. 291. House bill for the protection of sheep in the county of Powhatan, reported from the committee on agriculture and mining, was read a first time.

No. 292. House bill for the removal of weirs and hedges in Rappahannock creek, reported from the committee on Chesapeake and its tributaries, was read a first time.

The following report was presented : To the honorable, the senate and house of delegates of the State of Vir

ginia:

The undersigned, your committee appointed to investigate the late alleged defalcation in the sinking funds, respectfully report, in obedience to a second joint resolution passed March 4th, 1874, instructing them to “inquire and report what amount and kind of bonds issued under the provisions of an act to provide for the funding and payment of the public debt, approved March 30th, 1871, have been exchanged for each other, and what disposition has been made of the bonds for which others, if any, have been issued in exchange, and whether or not said bonds and coupons attached (if any are coupon bonds) have been so defaced or cancelled as to protect the State against fraud in any event,” that they have visited the office of the second auditor with a view of ascertaining the amount of labor and length of time such an investigation as is contemplated by the resolution would require.

From the best information they can gather they are confident that they could not complete the investigation contemplated before the close of the present session, even should it be continued to the 1st day of May.

They therefore respectfully ask to be relieved from this arduous and responsible duty.

W. R. TERRY,
JNO. L. EUBANK,
JOHN J. ALLEN,
Edw. R. BAGWELL,
J. C. O'NEAL,

Committee. March 10, 1874.

On motion of Mr. Riddlebarger, the report was amended by adding at the end of the same the following: “And that another committee, to consist of three on the part of the house and two on the part of the senate be appointed to prosecute the investigation."

The report, as amended, was agreed to.

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

The following report was agreed to:

The committee on finance having had under consideration a resolution inquiring into the expediency of paying to George Eagle the sum of two hundred and thirty-five dollars for work done on the Staunton

and Parkersburg road, beg leave to report, that it is inexpedient to legislate upon the subject, and ask to be discharged from its further consideration.

The following were presented and referred under rule 37:

By Mr. Hanger : Memorial of W. W. Newman, of Sangersville, Augusta county, Virginia, praying to be paid a sum of money for work done on the Staunton and Parkersburg turnkike. Referred to committee on finance,

By Mr. Norton :

Resolved, That the committee on propositions and grievances inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the regulating and fixing the rate of wharfage on James river, and report by bill or otherwise.

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

The hour of 12 o'clock M. having arrived, special order

No. 104. House bill to amend and re-enact sections 6, 8 and 9 of chapter 90 of Code of 1860, in relation to weighing and selling live stock, came up.

The substitute proposed by the committee on public grounds and buildings was amended and agreed to.

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

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

On motion of Mr. Dooley, 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.

On motion of Mr. Graves, the house proceeded to the consideration of house bills on their second reading.

No. 111. House bill fixing the compensation of county treasurers for receiving and disbursing the county levy, came up:

The amendment offered by Mr. Harrison was rejected.
Mr. Graves withdrew his motion to dismiss the bill.
Mr. Longley moved to dismiss the bill, which was agreed to.

No. 112. House bill to provide for the payment of claims due by the State on account construction of the Covington and Ohio railroad, came up. .

Mr. Winn moved to recommit the bill to the committee on finance, which was rejected.

The substitute proposed by the committee on finance was agreed to.
The bill was ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.
Mr. Stuart offered the following preamble and resolutions :

The general assembly of Virginia have heard with profound sorrow of the death of the Hon. Millard Fillmore, ex-president of the United States. Although he had filled the allotted span of human life, the hope was generally entertained that he might be spared for many years

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