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Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Rains, Richmond, Rogers, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Stuart, Taylor, Wallace, Webb, Williams, and Yager–64.

Nays-Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Armstrong, Bagwell, Bickings, Boykin, Brady, Branch, Coghill, Cox, Davis, Dooley, Gaines, Gardner, Gilman, Goodwyn, Hill, P. K. Jones. B. W. Lacy, Lee, Lipscomb, Lovell, Lovenstein, Lucas, Magruder, May, McMulan, Morrison, W. A. Nash, Nickens, Norton, Ould, Paige, Stovall, Strother, Syphax, Taliaferro, Van Auken, Wharton, Whittaker, Winn, Withers, Young, and Mr. Speaker—44.

The bill was further amended.
Pending the further consideration of the bill,

The hour of 3 o'clock P. M. having arrived, the chair was vacated until 8 o'clock P. M.

EVENING SESSION.

The chair was resumed at 8 o'clock P. M.

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

No. 171. House bill for the relief of the sureties of John R. Pharr, late sheriff of Alleghany county.

No. 381. House bill to amend an act entitled an act to provide a charter for the city of Winchester, approved April 2, 1874.

The bill being presently engrossed,

On motion of Mr. Moore, the bill was read a third time (two-thirds of the members in the house so determining) and passed.

No. 279. House bill to declare Clinch river a navigable and public highway in the county of Russell.

No. 202. House bill to declare the North Fork of Clinch river, in the county of Scott, navigable for rafts, flat bottoms, boats, &c.

No. 199. House bill to prevent the destruction of fish in the north fork of Holston river.

No. 225. House bill to amend and re-enact section 5 of an act entitled an act to incorporate the town of Luray.

No. 382. House bill authorizing the governor to annul contracts in hiring out convicts.

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

No. 161. House bill declaring Bull run a lawful fence from its junction with the Warrenton pike to its junction with the Occoquan river.

No. 377. House bill for the relief of G. Guvernator, C. Wendlinger and E. Lohman, securities of Fernando King, late sheriff of Surry county.

No. 169. House bill to amend an act entitled an act to amend the charter of the town of Scottsville, approved March 29, 1871, (amended.)

No. 372. House bill for the protection of sheep in the county of Prince William by a tax on dogs-yeas 60; nays 39.

On motion of Mr. P. K. Jones, the vote was recorded as follows:

YEAS_Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Armstrong, Beaton, Bickings, Bohannon, Boykin, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, Coghill, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, P. Gibson, Graves, Harrison, Henderson, Hoenniger, William Hoskins, Hunter, James, Koiner, J. Horace Lacy, Lee, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Longley, Lovenstein, Loving, Magruder, Massey, May, McGonigal, McMullan, Montague, Moore, Morrison, J. L. Vash, O'Neal, Ould, Pendleton, Powell, Richmond, Rogers, Round, Sellers, Shumate, Strother, Taylor, Van Auken, Wallace, Wharton, Winn, Yager, Young, and Mr. Speaker—60.

NAYS-Messrs. Bagwell, Blair, Brady, Branch, P. J. Carter, A. J. Clark, Matt Clark, Cox, Davis, Finney, Friend, Fulkerson, Gilman, Goodwyn, Haden, Harris, Hill, P. K. Jones, R. S. Jones, B. W. Lacy, Lamkin, Lipscomb, Lovell, Lucas, Lybrook, Moss, W. A. Nash, Nickens, Norton, Paige, Pannill, Popham, Rains, Scruggs, Spratt, Stovall, Syphax, Webb, and Whittaker-39.

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

No. 265. Senate bill entitled an act to amend the charter of the town of Culpeper.

No. 319. Senate bill entitled an act to provide for a new registration in the city of Manchester.

No. 327. Senate bill entitled an act to repeal the act approved March 27, 1874, entitled an act requiring the county judges of the counties of Albemarle, King William, Sussex and Surry to submit the question of continuing or repealing the fence law to the voters of their townships in their respective counties on certain conditions.

No. 304. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the Richmond hotel and dramatic company.

No. 294. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the Ladies memorial association of Fredericksburg.

No. 285. Senate bill entitled an act authorizing the division of cities and towns of more than five thousand inhabitants into wards.

The motion entered by Mr. Syphax to reconsider the vote by which the bill was ordered to its third reading was rejected.

The bill was read a third time and passed.

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

No. 246. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the Southside mining company.

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

The bill was further amended and ordered to its third reading.

On motion of Mr. Graves, the house adjourned until to-morrow at 10 o'clock A. M.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 1874.

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

In Senate, April 28, 1874. . The senate have indefinitely postponed house bill entitled

An act to authorize the county of Halifax to vote on the question of the fence law; No. 316.

They have passed house bills entitled

An act to amend the charter of the Mataoca manufacturing company, in the county of Chesterfield; No. 259.

An act to incorporate the town of Lawrenceville, in Brunswick county; No. 168.

An act to authorize John W. Ames, of Nansemond county, to erect a pier or wharf on Sansemond river ; No. 181.

An act to authorize the qualified voters of the county of Chesterfield to vote upon the question of the removal of the county courthouse ; No. 188.

An act for the relief of William W. Phelps, late sheriff of Wythe county; No. 196.

An act providing a remedy against turnpike companies failing to keep their roads in order; No. 203.

An act to incorporate the Abingdon academy of medicine; No. 220.

An act to authorize the treasurer of Nansemond county to invest, by order of the school trustees of the town of Suffolk, the district school tax of the town of Suffolk; No. 231.

An act authorizing the school bwards of Northumberland county to apply the funds (lerived from the tax on dogs ; No. 232.

An act to incorporate the New river and Piedmont narrow gauge railroad company ; No. 266.

. An act to incorporate the Giles county iron company; No. 290.

An act to authorize the counties of King and Queen and King William to negotiate a loan or loans for the purpose of purchasing a steamboat; No. 296.

An act to authorize the payment of one hundred dollars to the Commonwealth's attorney of Clarke county for assistance in the prosecution of a criminal in the county of Frederick ; No. 303.

An act to incorporate the Charlotte county immigration society; No. 327.

An act to appropriate the sum of five hundred dollars to the Richmond howitzers; No. 334.

An act to prevent obstructions to the free passage of fish in the streams of the State; No. 353.

An act to amend and re-enact an act to authorize the common council

of Winchester to borrow money, approved January 20, 1874; No. 359.

An act to amend the second section of an act providing for the abolition of the office of superintendent of public buildings, approved February 28, 1874, and to provide additional compensation for the register of the land office for the discharge of the duties of the superintendent of public buildings devolved upon him; No. 368. And

An act for the relief of William E. Mickie, of the county of Charlotte ; No. 373.

They have agreed to house joint resolution extending the privilege of taking fish to the land owners of Lancaster and other counties; No. 367.

They have agreed to the amendments proposed by the house of delegates to senate bill entitled

An act to increase the fees of sheriffs and other officers, and to amend and re-enact the 13th section of chapter 180 of the Code of 1873; No. 107.

They have passed bills entitled

An act to amend and re-enact section 73 of chapter 47 of the Code of 1873, so as to provide for listing children in townships or school districts every three years, instead of annually,

instead of annually, às now provided by law; No. 321.

An act to incorporate the James river water power company; No. 266. And

An act to incorporate the tide water transportation company; No. 329.

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

No. 321. Senate bill, was read twice and placed on the calendar, the rules having been suspended, on motion of Mr. Magruder, requiring its reference to a committee.

No. 266. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

No. 329. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on roads and internal navigation.

No. 333. Senate bill entitled an act to extend the corporate limits of the city of Petersburg so as to include therein a lot of land, the property of said city, was read twice and referred to the committee on counties, cities and towns.

No. 313. Senate bill entitled an act for the relief of Hiram P. Dillion, late township collector of Powell township, in the county of Scott, was read twice and placed on the calendar, the rules having been suspended, on motion of Mr. Jack Carter, requiring its reference to a committee.

No. 339. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact the 9th section of chapter 156 of the Code of 1873, for the transfer of causes from the counties of Amherst and Nelson to the court at Staunton, was reported from the committee for courts of justice.

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, was reported from the committee on roads and internal navigation, with a recommendation that the house agree to the amendments of the senate.

The speaker appointed Messrs. Richmond, Brooks and Longley the committee under joint resolution appointing a committee to visit Kentucky and ascertain the probability of securing a railroad connection at Cumberland gap.

Mr. A. J. Clark offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the resolution providing for night sessions be and the same is hereby rescinded.

The house refused to refer the resolution to a committee.
The resolution was agreed to.
Mr. Lovenstein offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That when this house adjourns to-day it adjourn to meet to-morrow at 6 o'clock P. M., which was agreed to.

The following report was presented :

The committee on enrolled bills have the honor to report that the following bills were approved by the governor April 28th, 1874:

An act to provide a charter for the town of Lexington.

An act to amend an act to incorporate the town of Rocky Mount, in the county of Franklin; in force February 17, 1873.

An act to incorporate the trustees of Fidelity Lodge, No. 1,379, of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows of the city of Richmond.

An act to amend and re-enact the 16th section of chapter 128 of the Code of 1873, in reference to commissioners in chancery.

An act to amend and re-enact sections 4, 17, 23 and 24 of an act entitled an act to provide a new charter for the town of Charlottesville; approved March 28, 1871.

An act to provide for paying to Baring Brothers & Company the amounts advanced by them for the State.

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.

An act to incorporate the Bank of Potomac and safe deposit company of Alexandria.

An act to amend and re-enact sections 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 31 and 34, and to repeal section 36 of. chapter 38 of the Code of 1873, and to provide additional sections for said chapter in relation to forfeited and delinquent lands.

An act to provide a charter for the town of Waynesboro', in the county of Augusta.

An act authorizing the register of the land office to correct error in land warrant.

An act for the relief of Warner Eubank, guardian of John J. Eubank, of Lancaster.

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