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The SPEAKER appointed Messrs. GRAVES, JAMES of Goochlund, and McCAULL, 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,

- - 146
Necessary to a choice,
R. M. T. Hunter received

144
Bradley T. Johnson received
R. T. Colston,

74

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R. M. T. Hunter having received a majority of the whole number of votes cast, was declared duly elected state treasurer, to fill the vacancy in that office.

A message was received from the Senate by Mr. FULKERSON, who mformed the House that the Senate had agreed to a joint resolution relative to the purchase of machinery for the penitentiary, in which they respectfully request the concurrence of the House.

The House resumed the consideration of business on the calendar. Senate joint resolution defining the true status of the present general assembly, again came up.

Mr. GRAVES moved the pending question, which was ordered.

The substitute offered by Mr. IIANGER to the Senate joint resolution was agreed to_yeas 64, nays 50.

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

YEAS-Viessrs. Speaker, Adams, Anderson, Ashton, Barbour, Bernard, Bohanan, Carter, ('oghill, Cox, Crutchfield, Dance, Dyer, Edmunds, Finney, Fry, Goode, Graves, Green, Hall, Hanger, Hardesty, Henkel, Henry, Iliner, James, Johnson, Johnston, Jordan, Kyle, Lady, Lovell, Luck, McCabe, McCaull, McCraw, Moncure, Moorman, Mushbach, Pitts, Popham, Pulliam, Ragland, Reese, Edmund C. Robinson, J. H. Robinson, Ryland, Sandidge, Shannon, Shelburne, Shriver, Shumate, Sykes, William B. Taliaferro, Wamer T. Taliaferro, Trout, George Walker, William M. Walker, Wallace, Walsli, Waring, Watson, Whitacre, and Wingtield--64.

NAYS-Messrs. Akers, Attkisson, Bland, Bocock, Burger, Burnham, John R. Carter, Coleman, Crank, Davidson, Davis, Dickerson, Dickenson, Edwards, Evans, Farr, Fauntleroy, Ficklin, Fowler, Frazier, Fulkerson, Fulton, H. H. Harrison, Harrie, Healy, Henson, Hunter, Waddy T, James, Kelly, Keyser, Lee, McConnell, McDaniel, Michie, Norton, Parrish, E. II. Smith, J. Howard Smith, Spessard, Andrew J. Taylor, William Taylor, VanLear, Joseph Walker, Smith J. R. White, Thomas V. White, Wilkinson, Witiner, Witten, and Wright-50.

Mr. Bocock moved the pending question; which was ordered.

The Senate joint resolution, as amended by the substitute offered by Mr. HANGER, was agreed to-yeas 92; nays 18.

On motion of FAUNTLEROY, the vote was recorded as follows:

YEAS-Messrs. Speaker, Adams, Anderson, Ashton, Barbour, Bernard, Bocock, Bohannan), John R. Carter, Peter J. Carter, Chase, Coghill, ('oleman, Cox, Crutchfield, Dance, Davidson, Dickenson, Dyer, Edmunds, Edwards, Evans, Ficklin, FinDey, Fowler, Fulkerson, Fulton, Goode, Graves, Green, IIall, Hanger,Ilardesty, Ilarri-on, Ilarvie, Healy, Heukel, Henry, Hiner, Hunter, R. D. James, Waddy T. James, Jouson, Johnston, Jordan, Kelly, Keyser, Kyle, Lady, Lec, Lovell, Luck, McCabe, Mecaull, McCraw, McDanici, Moncure, Moorman, Mushbach, Norton, Pitts, Popham, Pulliam, Ragland, Reese, Edmund C. Robinson, J. H. Robinson, Ryland, Sandidge, Shannon, Shelburne, Shriver, Shumate, J. Howard Smith, Sykes, Wm. B. Taliaferro, Warner T. Taliaferro, Andrew J. Taylor, William Taylor, Trout, VanLear, George Walker, Joseph Walker, William M. Walker, Wallace, Walsh, Waring, Watson, Whitacre, l'homas M. White, Wilkinson, and Wingfield-92.

NAYS—Messrs. Akers, Attkisson, Bland, Burger, Crank, Davis Dickerson, Farr, Fauntleroy, Frazier, Henson, Parrish, E. H. Smith, Spessard, Smith J. R. White, Witmer, Witten, and Wright-18.

Mr. Hanger moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate joint resolution, as amended, was agreed to; which motion was rejected.

A message was received from the Senate by Jír. GAYLE, who informed the House that the Senate had passed Senate bill to provide for the relinquishment to the United States of title to and jurisdiction over lands within the state of Virginia for sites of life-saving stations, No. 26; in which they respectfully request the concurrence of the House.

On motion of Mr. HUNTER, the House adjourned until to-morrow at 12 o'clock M.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1878.

Prayer by Rev. Dr. J. G. Armstrong, of the Episcopal church.
The Journal was read by the clerk.

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

In Senate, December 10, 1878. The Senate have passed Senate bills entitled an act to establish The Church Home, of the city of Norfolk, No. 20; and an act to incorporate the Clover masonic building association, No. 22. In which bills they respectfully request the concurrence of the House of Delegates.

No. 20. Senate bill was read twice and placed on the calendar, the rule having been suspended, on motion of Mr. TALIAFERRO of Norfolk city, requiring its reference to a committee.

No. 22. Senate bill was read twice, and referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

No. 26. Senate bill entitled an act to provide for the relinquishment to the United States of title to and jurisdiction over lands within the state of Virginia for sites of life-saving stations, was read twice and referred to the committee for courts of justice.

Senate joint resolution relative to the purchase of machinery for the penitentiary, was read twice and referred to the committee on asylums and prisons.

The following House bills, reported from the committee on finance, were read a first time:

No. 18. House bill to amend and re-enact the 5th section, chapter 38, Code 1873, in regard to the delivery of lists of delinquent lands to treasurers.

No. 19. House bill for the relief of Nathan W. Williams, of Grayson county, from the payment of a fine.

No. 20. Ilouse bill to amend section 58, chapter 8, Code of 1873, with reference to pay of commissioners of election, reported from the committee on privileges and elections, was read a first time.

The report of the joint committee on the status of the present session was, on motion of Mr. GRAVES, dismissed.

The following report from the committee on rules was agreed to:

The committee on rules recommend the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, That the resolution agreed to last session in relation to the appointment of a clerk who shall be a stenographer, be construed to commence with and continue during the present session.

Mr. STEVENS Inoved to reconsider the vote by which the report was agreed to; whiclı motion was agreed to.

The question recurring on agreeing to the report, was put and decided in the affirmative-yeas 64; navs 53.

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

YEAS, Messrs. Speaker, Attkisson, Bernard, Bocock, Bohanan, Burnham, Peter J. Carter, ('oghill, Crutchfield, Curlett, Dance, Davidson, Echols, Edwards, Ficklin. Finney, Fowler, Frazier, Fry, Goode, Green, Hall, Hardesty, H. H. Harrison, Harvie, Ilealy, Henry, Hliner, Hinter, Johnson, Lacy, Lee, Lovel), Luck, McCaull, McC'raw, McDaniel, Michie, Moffett, Moncurre, Moorman, Mushbach, Norton, Oglesby, Pitts, Reese, Edmund C. Robinson, J. H. Robinson, Sandidge, Shannon, E. II. Smith, J. Howard Smith, Southward, Starke, Stevens, Sykes, William B. Taliaferro, Warner T. Taliaferro, Andrew J. Taylor, VanLear, George Walker, Joseph Walker, Walsh, and Wilkinson–61.

NAYS-Messrs. Adams, Akers, Ashton, Barbour, Bland, Brown, Burger, John R. Carter, Chase, Crank, Davis, Dickerson, Dickenson, Dyer, Elmunds, Farr, Famtleroy, Fulkerson, Fulton, Graves, Gray, langer, Henson, R. D. James, Waddy T. James, Johnston, Jordan, Kelly, Keyser, Kyle, Lady, McCabe, McConnell, Nelson, Parrish, Pulliam, Ragland, Ryland, Shelburne, Shumate, Spessard, William Taylor, Trout, Wallace, Waring, Watson, Whitacre, Smith J. R. White, Thomas M. White, Witmer, Witten, Wright, and Young-53.

Leave of absence was granted Messrs. Echols, one day; Kyle, Michie and Fulton, two days each; Cox and Reese, three days each; and Popham, four days.

The following were presented and referred under rule 37 : By Mr. Hall: A bill to amend and re-enact an act to authorize the construction of a turnpike road in Princess Anne and Norfolk counties, approved March 14, 1878. Referred to committee on roads and internal navigation.

By Mr. Jouxstox of Giles: A bill to amend and re-enact section 9, of chapter 15 of act approved March 14, 1878, in regard to criminal procedure. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. McCAULL: Petition of members of the bar of Pulaski county, asking summer term circuit court to be abolished. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. KYLE:

Resolved, That the committee for courts of justice enquire into the expediency of so amending the coustitution as to have quadrennial sessions of the legislature; fixing governor's salary at three thousand dollars ($3,000); establishing a magisterial system for county courts ; and also to prohibit the legislature from granting acts of incorporation.

By Mr. MUSHBACH: A bill in relation to the assessment of real property for purposes of municipal taxation in the city of Alexandria, and to exempt and except said city from the operation of an act entitled an act to provide a basis of municipal taxation on the real property in cities and towns, approved March 29th, 1877. Referred to the committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. MUSHBACH: Petition of citizens of Alexandria, in relation to Alexandria assessment bill. Referred to the committee on counties, cities' and towns.

By Mr. SMITH of Albemarle : Petition of the Monticello wine company, asking a reduction of the tax on wine. Referred to the committee on finance.

By Mr. KYLE: A petition of members of the bar of Carroll county in favor of the abolition of the summer term of the circuit court in said county. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. KYLE: A petition of members of the bar and others in Carroll county in opposition to the abolition of the summer term of the circuit court in that county. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. KYLE:

Resolved: That the committee on retrenchment and economy consider the propriety of adopting the changes recommended by the superintendent of penitentiary.

By Mr. KYLE:

Resolved, That the committee on finance enquire if any legislation can be adopted by which an equalization of valuation of property can be secured and all taxable property be assessed by commissioners of revenue.

By Mr. HENRY: A bill to amend and re-enact section 13, chapter 178, Code of 1873, in relation to appeals, writs of error and supersedeas.

By Mr. WALKER of Chester field: A bill to secure to tax-payers in cities the right of public school education for their children. Referred to committee on schools and colleges.

By Mr. JOHNSTON of Giles: A bill for the protection of the institutions of the state, public trusts and funds. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By IIr. WALKER of Chesterfield: A bill to refund to John Manders

part of a license tax improperly assessed upon and paid by him. Referred to committee on finance.

By Mr. Smith of Dinwiddie: A bill to amend and re-enact the 26th section of an act entitled an act to provide for working and keeping in order the roads of the commonwealth, approved March 20th 1875. Referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.

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

No. 2. House engrossed bill for the relief of the sureties of John Huddleson, late collector of Central township of the county of Rockingham, was read a third time and passed-yeas, 93; nays, 20.

The vote required by the constitution was recorded as follows:

YEAS-Messrs. Adams, Akers, Anderson, Attkisson, Barbour, Bocock, Burger, Burnham, John R. Carter, Peter J. Carter, Coleman, Crank, Crutchfield, Curlett, Danee. Dickerson, Dyer, Echols, Edmunds, Edwards, Evans, Farr, Fauntleroy, Ficklin, Finney, Fowler, Frazier, Fry, Fulkerson, Fulton, Goode, Gray, Green, Hall, Hardesty, H. H. Harrison, Ilarvie, Healy, Ilenkel, Henson, Hiner, Hunter, R. D. James, Waddy T. James, Johnson, Johnston, Keyser, Kyle, Lacy, Lee, Lovell, Luck, McCabe. McCaull, McConnell, McDaniel, Michie, Moffett, Moncure, Moorman, Mushbach, Norton, Oglesby, Pitts, Pulliam, Reese, Edmund C. Robinson, J. H. Robinson, Ryland, Shannon, Shelburne, Shumate, J. Howard Smith, Southward, Spessard, Stevens, Sykes, William B. Taliaferro, Waruel T. Tainfeird William Taylor, Trout, VanLear, Jeseph Walker, Wamide, Waqtng, Whitacrt, Smith J. R. White, Thomas M. White, Wilkinson, Witmer, Wirer, right, and Young-93.

Nays-lesers. Bland, Coghill, Davis, Dickenson, Graves, Hængek Hewi, JOE . dan, Kelly, Lady, McCraw, Parrish, Ragland, Sandrige, E. II. Smith, Aacrew..." Taylor, George Walker, William M. Walker, Walsh, and Watson-20.

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

No. 3. House engrossed bill to refund to Edward Cannon licensetax, was read a third time and passed-yeas 111; nays 2.

The vote required by the constitution was recorded as follows:

YEAS--Messrs. Speaker, Adams, Anderson, Ashton, Attkisson, Barbour, Bernard, Bland, Bocock, Bohanan, Brown, Burger, Burnham, John R. Carter, Peter J. Carter, (hase, Coghill, Crank, Crutchfield, Curlett, Dance, Davidson, Davis, Dickerson, Dickenson, Dyer, Echols, Edmunds, Edwards, Evans, Fauntleroy, Ficklin, Finney, Fowler, Fry, Fulkerson, Fulton, Goode, Graves, Gray, Green, Ilall, Hanger, Hardesty, H. H. Harrison, Harvie, Healey, Henkel, Henson, Hiner, R. D. James, Waddy T. James, Johnson, Johnston, Jordan, Kelly, Keyser, Kyle, Lacy, Lady, Lee, Lovell, Luck, McCabe, McCaull, McConnell, McCraw, Michie, Moffett, Moncure Moorman, Mushbach, Nelson, Norton, Oglesby, Parrish, Pitts, Pulliam, Ragland, Reese, Edmund C. Robinson, J. H, Robinson, Ryland, Sandidge, Shannon, Shelburne, E. H. Smith, J. Howard Smith, Southward, Spessard, Stevens, William B. Taliaferro, Warner T. Taliaferro, Andrew J. Taylor, William Taylor, Trout, VanLear, George Walker, William N. Walker, Walsh, Waring, Watson, Whitacre, Smith J. R. White, Thomas M. White, Wilkinson Witmer, Witten, Wright, and Young-111.

NAYS-Messrs. Hunter and Shumate—2.

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

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