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body to be the presiding justice of the county court of their county, whose duty it shall be to attend each term of the said court. The other justices shall be classified by law for the performance of their duties in court."

Mr. Bonannan moved to postpone the further consideration of the joint resolution until Friday the 28th instant.

Pending which, the hour of 21 o'clock having arrived, the chair was vacated until 8 o'clock P. M.

EVENING SESSION.

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

No. 89. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the Virginia marble and mining company, came up.

The bill was read a third time and passed. Mr. WALLACE moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed; which motion was rejected.

No. 209. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact the second section of an act entitled an act to incorporate the Portsmouth. water company, approved February 15th, 1875, came up.

The bill was read a third time and passed.

Mr. SYKES moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed; which motion was rejected.

No. 194. Senate bill entitled an act for the relief of the sureties of S. F. G. Beale, late treasurer of Fauquier county, came up.

The bill was read a third time and passed.

Mr. GREEN moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed; which motion was rejected.

No. 182. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 23, chapter 97, Code of 1873, relating to repeal of fence law in counties that have adopted it, came up.

The bill was read a third time and passed.

Mr. REESE moved to amend the title by adding the words “ so far as said section applies to the county of Greensville; ” which was agreed to.

Mr. REESE moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed; which motion was rejected.

The following House engrossed bills were read a third time and passed:

No. 265. llouse engrossed bill to amend and re-enact an act incorporating the town of Grundy.

No. 261. House engrossed bill to protect oysters in the bay of Matchapunzo and its tributaries.

No. 289. House engrossed bill to authorize E. A. Jeffreys to erect a wharf upon his land in Chincoteague, in the county of Accomac.

No. 268. IIouse engrossed bill to authorize the county court of Norfolk county to reclaim marsh lands.

No. 283. IIouse engrossed bill permitting J. W. Bagwell, of the cunty of Accomac, to build a bridge across a branch of Onancock creek.

No. 288. House engrossed bill to extend the time for the repeal of the present fence law in the magisterial district of Sapponey, in the counts of Dinwiddie.

No. 300. House engrossed bill providing for submitting the question of liquor license or no liquor license to the qualified voters of the several magisterial districts of Alexandria county at the next ensuing election for district officers, and at every subsequent election for district officers.

Motions (severally made) to reconsider the votes by which House engrossed bills Nos. 265, 261, 289, 268, 283, 288 and 300 were passed, were rejected.

No. 249. House engrossed bill to repeal an act to provide for keeping the paupers in the county of Carroll, came up.

The bill was read a third time and passed.

Mr. KYLE moved to strike out the title to the bill, and insert in lieu thereof the following: “to amend the third section of an act approved March 12, 1878, to provide for keeping the paupers in the counties of Scott, Lee, Grayson, Carroll, Floyd, Goochland, Bedford, Mathews, Rockbridge and Amherst, and to repeal an act approved March 20, 1877, for keeping the paupers in the counties of Scott, Lee and Grayson ”; which was agreed to.

Mr. Kyle moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed; which motion was rejected.

No. 274. House engrossed bill to refund to Carroll and Beard, citizens of Rockbridge county, Virginia, an amount of money improperly paid as taxes, canie up.

On motion of Mr. WALKER of Westmoreland, the bill was passed by.

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

No. 262. House bill to incorporate the trustees of Chilton Lodge, I. O. G. Templars.

No. 271. Fouse bill to incorporate the True Friends of Charty, of Fauquier county.

No. 301. House bill for providing for submitting the question of liquor license or no liquor license to the qualified voters of the town of Glade Springs, in the county of Washington, at the first election for district officers, and at every subsequent election for district officers.

No. 303. House bill for the relief of A. B. Colvin, of the county of Fauquier.

No. 315. House bill to authorize the county court of Giles county to exempt residents of the town of Newport from working on the public roads outside of said town.

On motions (severally made) the following Ilouse bills were passed by:

No. 215. House bill to annex a portion of the county of Craig to the county of Giles, and to repeal an act passed April 7, 1858, entitled an act to annex a portion of the county of Giles to the county of Craig.

No. 254. House bill to prevent and prohibit hog-pens and the keeping of hogs therein within a half a mile of the corporation limits of the city of Alexandria.

No. 259. House bill to provide convict labor to the county of Clarke, came up.

The question being the amendment proposed by Mr. SHELBURNE, Mr. Robinson moved to pass by the bill no quorum voting.

Mr. Carter of Northampton moved a call of the House; which was rejected. • Mr. WALKER of Westmoreland moved that the House adjourn; which was rejected-yeas 18; nass 49.

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

YEAS-Messrs. Speaker, Bland, Bohannan, Crank, Edwards, Green, Hamilton, llenson, Kelly, McDaniel, Mushbach, Robinson, Sandidge, Spessard, Starke, Sykes, George Wealker, and Wright--18.

NAYS-Messrs. Akers, Brown, Burger, John R. Carter, Chase, Coleman, ('ox, Crutchfield, Dickerson, Dyer, Edmunds, Ficklin, Finney, Fowler, Frazier, Fulton, Goode, Graves, Hall, Hanger, Hardesty, Healy, Waddy T. James, Johnston, Jordan, Keyser, Kyle, Lovell, Luck, McCraw, Moffett, Moucure, Moorman, Myers, Pophani, Pulliam, Ragland, Shannon, Shelburne, E. H. Smith, J. Howard Smith, Trout, Joseph Walker, Wallace, Walsh, Watson, Whitacre, Smith J. R. White, and Wilkinson-49.

The question recurring on the amendment of Mr. SHELBURNE, Mr. ROBINSON raised the point of order that the bill was not local or private, and therefore not properly before the House, as the resolution under which the House was now acting confined the lIouse to local and private bills.

The point of order was not sustained by the SPEAKER, and the bill was returned to the calendar of public bills.

No. 304. IIouse bill for the relief of Benjamin R. IIợoper from the payment of a fine, came up.

On motion of Mr. WALKER of Northumberland, the bill was dismissed.

Mr. Luck moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was dismissed; which motion was rejected.

No. 316. House bill to incorporate the Anglo-American colonization and improvement company in the state of Virginia, came up.

On motion of Mr. RAGLAN), the bill was dismissed.

Mr. Luck moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was dismissed; which motion was rejected.

No. 317. House bill in relation to the records of Alexandria county, came up.

The bill was read a second time.

The question being on ordering the bill to be engrossed to be read a third time, was put—no quorum voting.

Mr. Bohanan niored that the House adjourn ; which was rejected.

Mr. WALKER of Westmoreland moved a call of the House; which was rejected

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

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1879.

Prayer by Rev. W. G. Starr, of Broad Street Methodist church.

On motion of Mr. Watson, the reading of the Journal was dispensed with.

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

In Senate, February 21, 1879. The Senate have passed House bills entitled an act authorizing the trustees of Bethel Methodist Episcopal church, in Westmoreland county, to sell and purchase church property, No. 250; an act to incorporate the town of Waverly, in the county of Sussex, No. 247; an act to incorporate the Norfolk manufacturing company, No. 255; an act to authorize the Pulaski and Giles turnpike company to change the grade of their road, No. 257; an act to incorporate the Sons and Daughters of Canaan of the city of Alexandria, Virginia, No. 256; and an act giving the consent of this state to the purchase by the government of the United States of land in Alexandria county for the abutment of and the necessary approaches to the bridge proposed to be constructed across the Potomac river at or near the Three Sisters' island, and the building of such abutment and approaches upon such land, and ceding jurisdiction over the same, No. 156.

Senate joint resolution for the appointment of commissioners, engineers and surveyors to complete the boundary line between the states of Virginia and West Virginia, and to defray the expenses thereof, was reported back from the committee for courts of justice.

No. 333. House bill to render more efficient and economical the use and analysis of fertilizers, and to amend the law in relation to the analysis and sale of same, reported from the committee on agriculture and mining, was read a first time.

No. 331. Honse bill to provide for the manufacture of artificial legs in the state penitentiary, reported from the committee on asylums and prisons, was read a first time.

No. 335. House bill for the relief of Mrs. J. T. Poland, of Prince William county, reported from the committee for courts of justice, was read a first time.

No. 121. House bill for the protection of the institutions of the state, public trusts and funds, was reported back from the committee for courts of justice, with a substitute.

No. 269. Ilonse bill to repeal an act entitled an act to empower the county court of Essex and the county court of Richmond county to grant to any person the right to establish a ferry across the Rappahannock river at Tappahannock, was reported back from the committee on roads and internal navigation.

Mr. COGHILL, under a suspension of rules, presented

No. 336. House bill to amend and re-enact section 24 of chapter 181, Session Acts of 1874–75, in reference to working and keeping in order the roads of the commonwealth, which was read a first time.

Mr. Johnson of Accomac moved to suspend the rules, to place a bill on the calendar.

The question being put-no quorum voting,

Mr. WALKER of Westmoreland moved that the House adjourn ; which was rejected--veas 14; nays 86.

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

YEAS-Messrs. Ashton, John R. Carter, Fauntleroy, Lacy, McCabe, Nelson, Powell, Robinson, Shumate, Spessard, Stevens, Joseph Walker, Thomas M. White, aud Witten-14.

NAYS-Messrs. Speaker, Akers, Anderson, Attkisson, Barbour, Bernard, Bland, Bocock, Bohannan, Brown, Burger, Burnham, Chase, Coghill, Coleman, Cox, Crutchfield, Dance, Davidson, Davis, Dickerson, Dickenson, Dyer, Echols, Edwards, Evans, Farr, Ficklin, Frazier, Fulton, Goode, Graves, Grigsby, Hall, Ilamilton, Hanger, Hardesty, Reuben N. Harrison. Ilarvie, Ilealy, Henkel, Henry, Hunter, Waddy T. James, Johnson, Johuston, Jordan, Keyser, Kyle, Lady, Lee, Lovell, Luck, McConnell, McCraw, McDaniel, McMullan, Moncure, Moorman, Mushbach, Myers, Oglesby, Pitts, Pulliani, Ragland, Reese, Sandidge, Shannon, Shelburne, E. H. Smith, J. Howard Smith, William B. Taliaferro, Warner T. Taliaferro, Trout, VanLear, George Walker, William M. Walker, Wallace, Waring, Watson, Whitacre, Smith J. R. White, Wingfield, and Wright-86.

The question recurring on the motion of Mr. JOHNSON of Accomac, was put and decided in the affirmative-two-thirds voting therefor

and

No. 337. House bill to amend and re-enact section six of an act approved March 29, 1877, for the protection of game, was read a first time.

Mr. LOVELL offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That on and after February 24, the House 'meet at 10 o'clock A. M., and that the resolution now in force for night sessions be rescinded.

The question being on reference, was put and decided in the negative.

The resolution was agreed to.

Mr. LOVELL moved to reconsider the vote by which the resolution was agreed to; which motion was rejected.

Mr. BLAND offered the following preamble and resolution:

Whereas the auditor of public accounts, in response to a resolution of this House, having stated that the janitor was allowed and is paid six dollars per day under the following resolution of the House, passed March 12, 1870: “Resolved, That the clerk of the House of Delegates

Mr. LOVELL TWhich motion was preamble a

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