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On motion of Mr. Hanger, the report was recommitted to the committee for courts of justice, with instructions to enquire and report whether the committee on House expenses have the authority to direct additional or extra compensation to be paid to any en ployee of the House.

Leave of absence was granted Messrs. McCabe, one day; DYER, four days; and CURLETT, ten days.

Mr. Shannon, under a suspension of the rule, presented

No. 223. House bill to amend the 1st section of an act to amend and re-enact an act passed March 15th, 1849, entitled an act to extend the limits and provide for electing trustees for the town of Marion, in the county of Smyth, investing them with certain corporate powers, which was read a first time.

Mr. Shannon, under a suspension of the rule, presented

No. 224. House bill to amend the charter of the town of Marion, with reference to the election, duties and powers of councilmen, by adding an additional section thereto, which was read a first time.

Mr. FULKERSON, under a suspension of the rule, presented

No. 225. House bill to relieve Milford B. Spence of his disabilities under clause 3, section 1, article 3 of the constitution, which was read a first time.

The following were presented and referred under rule 37:

By Mr. STARKE: Petition of citizens of Brunswick county for repeal of no-fence law. Referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. HARDESTY: Petition of citizens of Clarke county for repeal of fenice law. Referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. ROBINSON: A bill to incorporate the Masonic building association of Portsmouth. Referred to committee on propositions and grievances.

By Mr. SHELBURNE: Petition of citizens of town of Bangs for incorporating the same. Referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. FARR: A bill to empower the trustees of the Columbia Baptist church, in the town of Falls Church, in the county of Fairfax, to sell and convey church property. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. MushBACH: Petition of residents of Alexandria and Fairfax counties in relation to the Arlington turnpike company. Referred to the committee on roads and internal navigation.

By Mr. MUSHBACH: A bill to amend and re-enact the 7th section of chapter 61, Code of 1873, in relation to turnpikes, as amended and re-enacted by an act approved February 23, 1875, entitled an act to amend and re-enact the 7th section of chapter 61, Code of 1873, in relation to turnpikes. Referred to the committee on roads and internal navigation.

By Mr. ROBINSON: A bill to authorize the trustees of Portsmouth naval lodge, No. 100, and Mount Horeh royal arch chapter, No. 11, to sell their real estate and subscribe to the Masonic building association of Portsmouth. Referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

By Mr. ATTKISSON: A bill to incorporate the Harmony club, of Richmond. Referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

By Mr. HARRISON of Sussex: A bill to incorporate the town of Waverly, in the county of Sussex. Referred to the committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. TALIAFERRO of Norfolk city: A bill to incorporate the Norfolk manufacturing company. Referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

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

Mr. GRAves moved a suspension of the rule, to take up out of its order No. 200, House bill for the relief of Richard Crenshaw and C. Pate, of Bedford county, Virginia; which motion was rejected.

No. 213. House bill to authorize supervisors to levy taxes on railroads in certain cases for county purposes, was, on motion of Mr. Popham, taken up out of its order on the calendar.

On motion of Mr. POPHAM, the bill was recommitted to the committee on roads and internal navigation.

No. 52. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 64 of chapter 61 of the Code of 1873, in relation to subscriptions to works of internal improvement by counties, cities and towns-unfinished business—was, on motion of Mr. Fry, recommitted to the committee on counties, cities and towns.

No. 81. House bill entitled an act to pay the judges of the commonwealth their salaries and mileage fixed by law on the 12th March, 1878, during their then several terms, came up.

The amendment of the Senate was agreed to. Mr. Henky moved to reconsider the vote by which the amendment of the Senate was agreed to; which motion was rejected.

No. 95. House bill entitled an act to prescribe the times for holding the terms of the circuit courts in the fifteenth judicial circuit, came up.

The substitute of the Senate was agreed to.

The report of the committee of conference was agreed to as follows:

The committee of conference appointed by the Senate and the House of Delegates, in reference to the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on Senate bill No. 15, entitled an act authorizing a lien on all animals, vehicles and barness kept by the keeper of a livery stable, or of a house of private entertainment, to secure the payment of all charges due for keeping the same, and the House substitute therefor, recommend that the Senate adopt the House substitute for said bill, with the following amendments thereto, to-wit: after the word “agreement," in the first line of the second section, insert the words “expressed or implied,” and amend the title so as to read: “an act to amend and re-enact an act approved March 17, 1876, entitled an act declaring liens on the baggage and effects of boarders.”

JOHN PAUL,
Chairman Senate Committee.

JAMES D. JOHNSTON,
Chairman House Committee.

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

No. 98. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act to authorize the construction, alteration and repair of roads in the counties of Carroll and Grayson, approved February 13, 1877, as amended by an act approved March 12, 1878.

No. 110. Senate bill entitled an act providing for the rebinding books of record.

No. 104. Senate bill entitled an act to fix the times of holding courts in the fourteenth judicial circuit.

Mr. BURGER moved to reconsider the vote by which Senate bill No. 104 was passed; which motion was rejected.

No, 29. Senate bill entitled an act to authorize the condemnatiou of the use of the land now occupied by the Central lunatic asylum, came up; pending which,

The hour of 11:25 o'clock A. M. having arrived, special order

Report of the special committee of the Senate and the committee on federal relations of the House of Delegates of Virginia as a joint committee of the general assembly on usurpation of power by the federal judiciary in Virginia (from the Senate), came up.

The substitute offered by Mr. Carter of Northampton was rejected.

Mr. CARTER of Northampton demanded the yeas and nars; which was not sustained.

The question being on agreeing to the report (from the Senate) pending which,

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

No. 76. House bill to authorize the James river and Kanawha company to make sale and transfer of all its works, property and franchises to the Richmond and Alleghany railroad company, and to define the powers and duties of the board of public works in respect thereto, came up; pending which,

The hour of 1 o'clock P. M. having arrived, special order

No. 37. House bill to amend and re-enact section 15 of an act approved March 29, 1875, as amended by an act approved March 29, 1876, and section 30 of the same act as amended by the said act approved March 29, 1876, and act approved April 2, 1877, and section 18 of an act approved March 29, 1875, as amended by an act approved April 2, 1877, prescribing the duties, powers, liabilities and compen-, sation of certain county officers---came up.

On motion of Mr. Ficklin, the special order was postponed until Friday next.

A message was received from the Senate by Mr. Nash, who informed the House that the Senate had passed House bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact the first section of an act approved March 12, 1878, incorporating the Vance manufacturing company of the city of Norfolk, No. 64, with an amendment; in which they respectfully request the concurrence of the House.

The llouse resumed the consideration of special order, House bill No. 76.

The amendment offered by Mr. JOHNSTON of Giles to the substitute offered by Mr. Bocock was agreed to-yeas 66; nays 49. On motion of Mr. POPRAM, the vote was recorded as follows:

YEAS-Messrs. Akers, Ashton, Bernard, Bland, Burnham, John R. Carter, Chase, Coleman, Crank, Davidson, Davis, Dickerson, Dickenson, Echols, Edmunds, Edwards, Evans, Farr, Fauntleroy, Fowler, Fry, Fulkerson, Fulton, Graves, Green, Grigsby, Hall, Hamilton, Reuben N. Harrison, Harvie, Healy, lenkel, Waddy T. James, Johnston, Kelly, Keyser, Kyle, Lee, McConnell, McCraw, Michie, Moffett, Moncure, Mushbach, Nelson, Norton, Pitts, Ragland, Ryland, Sandidge, Shannon, Shelburne, Shumate, Southward, Spessard, Stevens, Sykes, W. T. Taliaferro, Andrew J. Taylor, Joseph Walker, Walsh, Watson, Whitacre, Witmer, Witten, and Young-66.

NAYS-Messrs. Speaker, Adams, Anderson, Attkisson, Barbour, Bocock, Burger, Coghill, Cox, Crutchfield, Dance, Ficklin, Finney, Frazier, Goode, Gray, Hanger, Jardesty, II. H. Harrison, Henry, Henson, Hunter, R. D. James, Jordan, Lacy, Lovell, Lady, Luck, McCaull, McDaniel, VcMullan, Oglesby, Parrish, Popham, Powell, Pulliam, Robinson, Shriver, W. B. Taliaferro, William Taylor, Trout, George Walker, William M. Walker, Waring, Smith J. R. White, Thomas M. White, Wilkinson, Wingfield, and Wright—49.

Mr. FAUNTLEROY moved to amend the substitute by striking out in the fourth sub-division of the first section the words, “ When the said board shall be satisfied that twenty-five miles of said railroad are fully completed, it shall surrender to said company fifty thousand dollars in value of said bonds; and for each successive section of twenty-five miles which may be completed an additional amount of fifty thousand dollars in value shall be surrendered, and on the completion of the whole work the whole of the bonds remaining with said board shall be surrendered. But on failure of the Richmond and Alleghany railroad company to complete said railroad within the time prescribed as aforesaid, the said bonds so to be deposited by it as security shall be forfeited, and the same, or so many thereof as may remain with the board of public works at the time of such forfeiture, shall be forfeited and delivered by said board to the commonwealth of Virginia."

And inserting in lieu thereof the following:

" And the execution of this contract by the Richmond and Alleghany railroad company shall be on the principle of entirety of contract; and when the said board shall be satisfied that the said Richmond and Alleghany railroad company have completed its railroad according to the stipulations of this act, the whole of the said deposit of $500,000 in United States bonds or other securities, shall become the absolute property of the state of Virginia, and shall be turned over

by the said board to the auditor of public accounts to be dispensed
for the use of the public schools of the commonwealth.”

Mr. Wilkinson moved the pending question; which was ordered.
The amendment offered by Mr. FAUNTLEROY was rejected-yeas 11;

nays. 90.

Ön motion of Mr. FAUNTLEROY, the vote was recorded as follows:

YEAS Messrs. Akers, John R. Carter, Chase, Farr, Fauntleroy, Fulkerson, Fulton, McConnell, Mushbach, Watson, and Whitacre-11.

NAYS-Messrs. Speaker, Adams, Anderson, Ashton, Attkisson, Barbour, Bernard, Bland, Bocock, Burger, Burnham, Coghill, Cox, Crank,Crutchfield, Dance, Davidson, Davis, Dickerson, Echols, Edmunds, Edwards, Ficklin, Finney, Fowler, Frazier, Fry, Goode, Graves, Gray, Green, Hall, Hanger, Hardesty, H. II. Harrison, Harvie, Healy, Henkel, Henry, Henson, Hunter, R. D. James, Waddy T. James, Johnston, Jordan, Kelly, Kyle, Lacy, Lady, Lovell, Luck, McCaull, McCraw, McDaniel, VcMullan, Michie, Moffett, Moncure, Nelson, Oglesby, Parrish, Pitts, Popham, Pulliam, Ragland, Robinson, Ryland, Sandidge, Shannon, Shelburne, Shriver, Spessard, Sykes, William B. Taliaferro, Warner T. Taliaferro, Andrew J. Taylor, William Taylor, Trout, George Walker, Joseph Walker, Wallace, Walsh, Waring, Smith J. R. White, Thomas M. White, Wilkinson, Witmer, Witten, Wright, and Young—90.

The question being on agreeing to the substitute offered by Mr. BoCOCK as amended,

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

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The Journal was read by the clerk.

A communication from the Senate, by their clerk, was read as follows:

In Senate, February 4, 1879. The Senate bave rejected IIouse bill entitled an act providing for submitting of repeal of fence law, in whole or in part, to the voters of Mount Vernon and Centreville districts, in the county of Fairfax, No. 7.

They have passed House bills entitled an act to incorporate Centreville Grange No. 706, of Princess Anne county, No. 41 ; an act to incorporate Salome cemetery company, near Middleburg, Loudoun county, Virginia, No. 60; and an act to protect buzzards, No. 61.

And they have passed bills entitled an act to authorize the board of directors of the Virginia female institute to borrow money to a limited amount and to secure the same by trust deed or mortgage, No. 155; and an act to incorporate the Halifax and Pittsylvania narrow-gauge railroad company, No. 125.

In which bills they respectfully request the concurrence of the House of Delegates.

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