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An act to incorporate the Virginia and Tennessee border fair association in Washington county.

An act to authorize Ocean Lodge, No. 116, A. F. and A. M., to borrow money, and to execute a deed of

conveyance to secure the

payment of the same.

An act 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.

An act to declare Staunton river, between certain points, a lawful fence.

An act 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.

An act 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.

An act to amend and re-enact sections 3, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of chapter 89 of the Code of 1873, in relation to the weighmaster of live stock.

Mr. Hunter offered the following joint resolution :

Resolved (the senate concurring), That the general assembly will proceed this day, at 1 o'clock, to the election of a city judge for the city of Winchester.

The house refused to refer the joint resolution to a committee.
The joint resolution was agreed to.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Hunter carry the joint resolution to the senate and request their concurrence.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Ward, who informed the house that the senate had agreed to the joint resolution.

Mr. Bagwell offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the resolution for night sessions be so modified as that the chair shall be vacated at 3 and resumed at 8 o'clock, and that an adjournment to-day before 3 o'clock shall not rescind the order except for to-night.

The house refused to refer the resolution to a committee.
The resolution was agreed to.

Leave of absence was granted Messrs. P. Gibson, Taliaferro, Jordan and John L. Nash two days each, Finney, Pannilí and Norton four days each.

The morning hour having expired, special order

No. 276. House bill for the assessment, levy and collection of taxes, came up

On motion of Mr. Holbrook, the special order was postponed for ten minutes.

No. 328. House engrossed joint resolution proposing certain amend

ments to the constitution of Virginia in relation to county organizations, was,

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

The house engrossed joint resolution was read a third time and agreed to—yeas 69; nays 13.

The vote was recorded as follows:

YEAS— Messrs. Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Bagwell, Beaton, Bohannon, Boykin, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, A. J. Clark, Coghill, Davis, Dooley, Finney, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Friend, Fulkerson, Gilman, Graves, Griffith, Haden, Harrison, Hoenniger, Holbrook, Howard, Hudgin, Hunter, James, Jett, J. H. Lacy, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Magruder, Massey, McMullan, Montague, Morris, Morrison, w. A. Nash, Neeley, Pendleton, Popham, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Strother, Stuart, Swann, Taliaferro, Taylor, Wallace, Williams, Winn, Withers, and Mr. Speaker-69.

NAYS-Messrs. Branch, Matt Clark, Cox, Goodwyn, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, R. S. Jones, May, Moss, Syphax, Whittaker, and Young-13.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Holbrook carry the joint resolution to the senate and request their concurrence.

No. 300. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 18, of an act approved March 27, 1874, fixing the times for holding the circuit courts of the State, was,

On motion of Mr. Coghill, taken up out of its order on the calendar. The bill was read a third time and passed.

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

No. 100. House bill entitled an act to incorporate the Virginia chemical and mining company, was,

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

On motion of Mr. Anderson, the house receded from its disagreement to the third amendment of the senate.

Mr. Anderson moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the house receded from its disagreement to the third amendment of the senate, which was rejected.

Special order

No. 276. House bill for the assessment, levy and collection of taxes, again came up:

Mr. Bagwell moved to amend the bill by striking out "one,” in sixth line of 169th section and inserting “two and one half,” which was agreed to.

Mr. Bagwell moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the amendment was agreed to, which motion was agreed to—yeas 44; nays 42.

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

YEAS-Messrs. Anderson, Blair, Bohannon, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Davis, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Friend, Fulkerson, Gilman, Haden, Harrison, Hoenniger, Holbrook Hudgin, Hunter, J. Horace Lacy, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Magruder, Morrison, Neeley, Sellers, Shumate, Stuart, Taliaferro, Taylor, Wallace, Williams, and Mr. Speaker--44.

NAYS—Messrs. Armentrout, Armstrong, Bagwell, Beaton, Boykin, Branch, Jack Carter, Cecil, Matt Clark, Cox, Crank, Finney, Goodwyn, Graves, Grayson, Hamilton, Hill, John T. Hoskins, Howard, James, Jett, P. K. Jones, R. S. Jones, Massey, McMullan, Montague, Morris, Moss, W. A. Nash, O'Neal, Pendleton, Popham, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Scruggs, Swann, Turner, Whittaker, Winn, Withers, and Young-12.

The question recurring on agreeing to the amendment offered by Mr. Bagwell, was put and decided in the affirmative-yeas 51 ; nays 35.

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

YEAS-- Messrs. Armentrout, Armstrong, Bagwell, Beaton, Blair, Boykin, Branch, Jack Carter, Cecil, Matt Clark, Cox, Crank, Finney, Fulkerson, Goodwyn, Grayson, Hamilton, Hill, Holbrook, John T. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, James, Jett, P. K. Jones, R. S. Jones, Lightner, Lipps, Longley, Loving, Massey, McMullan, Montague, Moss, W. A. Nash, O'Neal, Pendleton, Popham, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Scruggs, Shumate, Strother, Swann, Turner, Wallace, Whittaker, Winn, Withers, and Young-51.

Nays— Messrs. Anderson, Bohannon, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Davis, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Friend, Gardner, Gilman, Haden, Harrison, Hoenniger, Hunter, J. H. Lacy, Lewis, Lovell, Lovenstein, Magruder, Morrison, Neeley, Sellers, Stuart, Taliaferro, Taylor, Williams, and Mr. Speaker-35.

Mr. Coghill entered a motion to reconsider the vote by which senate bill entitled “An act to amend and re-enact section 15 of chapter 173 of the Code of Virginia, edition of 1873, in relation to new trials," No. 207, was dismissed.

The hour of one o'clock having arrived

Ordered, That Mr. Hunter inform the senate that the house is ready on its part to proceed to the execution of the joint order, which has for its object the election of a city judge for the city of Winchester.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Ward, who informed the house that the senate is ready on its part to proceed to the execution of the joint order.

Mr. Hunter nominated Joseph H. Sherrard.

Ordered, That Mr. Hunter inform the senate that Joseph H. Sherrard is the only person in nomination before the house.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Ward, who informed the house that Joseph H. Sherrard is the only person in nomination before the senate. The roll was called with the following result: For Joseph H. Sherrard,

76 The vote was recorded as follows:

For JOSEPH H. SHERRARD_Messrs. Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Beaton, Blair, Bohannon, Boykin, Branch, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, Cecil, A. J. Clark, Matt Clark, Coghill, Crank, Davis, Dooley, Finney, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Friend, Fulkerson, Gardner, Gilman, Graves,

Grayson, Haden, Harrison, Hoenniger, Holbrook, J. T. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, Hunter, James, Jett, J. Horace Lacy, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Magruder, Massey, McMullan, Montague, Morrison, W. A. Nash, Neeley, O'Neal, Popham, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Strother, Stuart, Swann, Taliaferro, Taylor, Turner, Wallace, Williams, Winn, Withers, Young, and Mr. Speaker-76.

The speaker appointed Messrs. Lovenstein, Gardner and O'Neal the committee on the part of the house to count and report the joint vote.

The committee subsequently, by their chairman, reported as follows:

Whole number of votes cast,
Necessary to a choice,
Joseph H. Sherrard received

99 50 99

Joseph H. Sherrard having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected city judge of the city of Winchester.

Special order

No. 276. House bill for the assessment, levy and collection of taxes, again came up:

Mr. Riddlebarger moved to strike out the 177th section, and insert the following in lieu thereof: “The specific license tax on every attorneyat-law, who has been licensed for less than five years, shall be fifteen dollars; and on attorneys who have been licensed and practiced for five years and more, shall be twenty-five dollars," which was rejected—yeas 24; nays 56.

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

YEAS—Messrs. Armentrout, Beaton, Blair, Bohannon, Branch, J. A. Carter, Cecil, Finney, Gardner, Hamilton, Harris, Harrison, Hill, Hoenniger, Lightner, Lovell, Loving, Neeley, Riddlebarger, Scruggs, Strother, Taylor, Turner, and Whittaker-24.

NAYS—Messrs. Anderson, Armstrong, Boykin, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, Jack Carter, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Crank, Davis, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Friend, Fulkerson, Gilman, Graves, Grayson, Haden, Holbrook, John T. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, Hunter, James, Jett, P. K. Jones, Rufus S. Jones, J. Horace Lacy, Lewis, Lipps, Longley, Lovenstein, Magruder, Massey, McMullan, Montagne, Morris, Morrison, Moss, W. A. Nash, Pendleton, Richmond, Rogers, Sellers, Shumate, Stuart, Swann, Syphax, Wallace, Winn, Withers, and Mr. Speaker-56.

On motion of Mr. Swann, the house adjourned until Monday next at 11 o'clock A. M.

MONDAY, APRIL 6, 1874.

The journal was read by the clerk.
A communication from the senate, by their clerk, was read as follows:

In Senate, April 4, 1874. The senate have agreed to the amendments proposed by the house of delegates to senate bills entitled

An act to provide for a new registration in Alexandria city and county; No. 32.

An act to incorporate the Chesapeake and Albemarle railway company; No. 94. And

An act to authorize the school trustees of Stonewall township, in the county of Richmond, out of the dog tax of eighteen hundred and seventy-two, to build one or more school-houses in said township; No. 99.

They have passed bills entitled

An act to amend and re-enact sections 31 and 32, chapter 180, Code of 1873, in regard to the allowance to clerks of circuit courts; No. 259.

An act authorizing the divisions of cities and towns of more than five thousand inhabitants into wards; No. 2-5.

An act to release to the heirs of Frederick Davis Haroth the Commonwealth's right to certain real estate of which he died seized upon proof of heirship and irregularity of proceedings to escheat; No. 258.

An act to amend and re-enact the first and second sections of an act entitled an act to incorporate the Hollywood cemetery company, passed February 26, 1856 ; No. 278.

An act for the further protection of bailees for reward and compensa- . tion; No. 208.

An act to repeal section 3 of an act passed in 1801, entitled an act concerning the docks and wharves in the borough of Norfolk ; No. 240.

An act to authorize the councils of Norfolk city to drain or otherwise improve certain low or marsh land, and to change Back creek in said city; No. 241.

An act to incorporate the Richmond and Newport News railway company; No. 249.

An act to regulate the granting of ordinary and other licenses in the town of Jeffersonville, in the county of Tazewell; No. 274.

An act to provide for the appointment of fish commissioners for the State of Virginia; No. 261.

An act to incorporate the Southern settlement society ; No. 260.
An act to amend the charter of the town of Culpeper ; No. 265.

An act to provide for the appointment of trustees for the town of
Columbia, in the county of Fluvanna; No. 217.
An act to authorize the trustees of the Presbyterian church, in Ban-

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