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ries be instructed to enquire into the expediency of reporting a bill to more effectually prevent the taking of fish in the waters of the commonwealth by non-residents - By Mr. SMITH of Albemarle:

Resolved, That the committee on public property enquire into the expediency of adopting some plan for the better ventilation of the hall of the House of Delegates.

By Mr. Taylor of Fluvanna: A bill to punish the officers of banks for embezzlement of funds deposited. Referred to the committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. VAN LEAR: Petition of the citizens of Staunton, Augusta county, in reference to license tax on boarding houses. Referred to the committee on finance.

By Mr. WILKINSON : A bill to amend and re-enact section 7, chapter 48, of the Code of 1873, in relation to jurisdiction, powers and duties of justices. Referred to comunittee for courts of justice.

By Mr. TROUT:

Resolved, That the committee on roads and internal navigation enquire into the expediency of providing by law that any person employed by any railroad company in the state, who shall be disabled by any injuries received while in actual service of said company, that the same wages shall be paid him during such disability as before.

By Mr. CARTER of Loudoun: A bill to repeal an act to amend and re-enact section 73, chapter 61, of the Code of 1873, in regard to abandoned turnpikes. Referred to committee on roads and internal navigation.

By Mr. SHUMATE : Petition of citizens of upper Fauquier in regard to amending the constitution so as to allow taxes for free school purposes to be retained and disbursed in the county where collected. Referred to the joint committee on constitutional amendments.

By Mr. GRAVES:

Resolved, That the committee for courts of justice enquire into the expediency of increasing the jurisdiction of circuit judges in vacation.

By Mr. WILKINSON: Petition of T. W. Mattox to have powers as trustee revoked. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

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

The motion of Mr. Smith of Dinwiddie, to reconsider the vote by which No. 32, House engrossed bill to extend the time for the repeal of the present fence law in the magisterial district of Rowanty, in the county of Dinwiddie, was passed, came up.

On motion of Mr. BERNARD, the motion to reconsider was postponed until Friday next.

No. 38. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the town of Daniel, in the county of Campbell, was read a third time and passed.

Mr. GRAVES moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was passed; which motion was rejected.

Senate joint resolution to furnish the senators from Virginia in Congress with Hotchkiss' Summary of Virginia, came up.

Mr. Davis moved to amend the joint resolution by inserting after “senators” the words and representatives;" which was rejected.

Mr. STEVENS offered a substitute, which was rejected.
The Senate joint resolution was agreed to-yeas 96; nays 3.
The vote required by the constitution was recorded as follows:

YEAS, Vessrs. Speaker, Adams, Akers, Anderson, Ashton, Attkisson, Barbour, Bernard, Bland, Burger, Burnham, John R. Carter, Chase, Coghill, Coleman, Crank, Crutchfield, Dance, Davidson, Davis, Dickerson, Dickenson, Dyer, Echols, Edmunds, Edwards, Farr, Fauntleroy, Ficklin, Finney, Fowler, Fry, Fulkerson, Goode, Graves, Gray, Green, Grigsby, Hall, Hamilton, Hanger, Hardesty, Reuben N. Harrison, Harvie, Healy, Henkel, Henry, Henson, Hunter, Johnston, Jordan, Kelly, Keyser, Kyle, Lovell, Luck, McCaull, McCraw, McMullen, Moffett, Moncure, Moorman, Mushbach, Nelson, Norton, Powell, Pulliam, Ragland, Edmund C. Robinson, J. H. Robinson, Sandidge, Shannon, Shelburne, Shumate, E. H. Smith, J. Howard Smith, Southwarid, Spessard, Sykes, Warner T. Taliaferro, Andrew J. Taylor, William Taylor, Trout, Tan Lear, Joseph Walker, Wallace, Walsh, Waring, Watson, Whitacre, Smith J. R. White, Thomas M. White, Wilkinson, Witmer, Wingfield, and Wright-96.

NAYS--Messrs. Frazier, McCabe, and Stevens-3.

Mr. HANGER moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the joint resolution was agreed to; which motion was rejected.

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

No. 34. House engrossed bill to provide for the protection of fish in the Appomattox river.

No. 38. House engrossed bill to authorize the board of supervisors of Amelia county, to pay counsel employed by them to prosecute certain suits on behalf of the county.

No. 39. House engrossed bill to amend and re-enact an act approved March 8, 1875, declaring South Anna river, in Louisa county, a lawful fence.

No. 43. House engrossed bill to incorporate the Bangens hydraulic mining and manufacturing company.

No. 45. House engrossed bill to authorize courts, or judges thereof in vacation, or justices of the peace, to order sales of personal property seized under writs of fieri facias or under distress warrants, in cases where such property is expensive to keep or perishable.

No. 47. House engrossed bill granting a loan of arms of the state to the principal of the Suffolk military academy.

No. 34. House engrossed bill for the relief of Francis J. Waggle of Lee county, was read a third time and passed by a two-thirds vote.

No. 49. House engrossed bill to amend and re-enact sections 4, 8, 11 and 34, of an act entitled an act to amend the charter of the city of Alexandria, approved February 20, 1871, as amended by an act approved March 22, 1871, and by an act approved March 17, 1876, and by an act approved March 20, 1877, came up.

Mr. MusHBACH moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was ordered to be engrossed; which motion was agreed to.

Mr. MUSHBACH moved to amend the bill by inserting in the 19th line, after the word “until,” the words “ the first day of July in ;" which was agreed to.

The bill, as amended, was ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.

The bill being presently engrossed, Mr. MUSHBACH moved that the bill be read a third time this day; which was agreed to-yeas 98; nays 1-two-thirds of the members in the House so determining.

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

YEAS-Messrs. Speaker, Adams, Akers, Anderson, Ashton, Attkisson, Barbour, Bernard, Burger, Bnrnham, John R. Carter, Chase, Coghill, Coleman, Crank, Crutchfield, Dance, Davidson, Dickerson, Dickenson, Dyer, Echols, Edmunds, Edwards, Evans, Farr, Fauntleroy, Ficklin, Finney, Fowler, Frazier, Fry, Fulkerson, Goode, Graves, Gray, Green, Grigsby, Hall, Hamilton, Hanger, Reuben V. Harrison, lealy, Henkel, Henry, Henson, Hunter, Johnston, Jordan, Kelly, Keyser, Kyle, Lovell, Luck, MeCabe, McCaull, McCraw, McDaniel, McMullan, Moffett, Moncure, Moorman, Mushbach, Nelson, Norton, Parrish, Powell, Pulliam, Ragland, Edmund C. Robinson, J. H. Robinson, Sandidge, Shannon, Shelburne, Shriver, Shumate, E. H. Smith, J. Howard Smith, Southward, Spessard, Stevens, Sykes, Warner T. Taliaferro, Andrew J. Taylor, William Taylor, Trout, Van Lear, Joseph Walker, Thomas P. Walker, Walsh, Watson, Whitacre, Smith J. R. White, Thomas M. White, Wilkinson, Witmer, Wingfield, and Wright--98.

NAYS—Mr. Blạnd-1.

The bill was read a third time and passed.

Motions severally made to reconsider the votes by which House engrossed bills Nos. 34, 35, 38, 39, 43, 47 and 49, were passed, were rejected.

Ordered, That Mr. FULKERSON carry House engrossed bill No. 35 to the Senate and ask their concurrence.

The hour of 1 o'clock P. M. having arrived, special order No. 44, House joint resolution providing for a conference of the creditors of the state with the committee on finances of the House and Senate, and declaring the basis on which a settlement of the public debt can be made, came up.

The joint resolution was read a second time.

The question being on agreeing to the substitute offered by Mr. ECHOLS,

Mr. Robinson of Portsmouth moved to postpone the special order until to-morrow.

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

The motion by Mr. ROBINSON of Portsmouth was agreed to— yeas 60; nays 46.

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

YEAS-Messrs. Speaker, Adams, Akers, Barbour, Burnham, John R. Carter, Chase, Coleman, Crank, Dance, Davidson, Dickerson, Dickenson, Evans, Farr, Fauntleroy, Ficklin, Finney, Fowler, Frazier, Fry, Fulkerson, Grigsby, Hamilton, Reuben N. Harrison, Harvie, Hunter, Johnston, Kelly, Lady, McCabe, McCaull, MeDaniel, Moffett, Norton, Parrish, Powell, J. H. Robinson, Ryland, Shannon, Shumate, E. H. Smith, J. IIoward Smith, Southward, Spessard, Stevens, Sykes, Andrew J. Taylor, William Taylor, Van Lear, Joseph Walker, Wallace, Waring, Smith J. R. White, Thomas M. White, Wit mer, Wingfield, Witten, and Wright—60.

NAYS-Messrs. Anderson, Ashton, Attk isson, Bernard, Bland, Bohannan, Burger, ('oghill, ('rutchfield, Davis, Dyer, Echols, Edmunds, Edwards, Goode, Graves, Gray, Green, Ilall, Hanger, Ilariesty, Healy, Ilenkel, Henry, llenson, Jordan, Keyser, Kyle, Lovell, Luck, McGraw, McMullan, Moncure, Moorman, Mushbach, Nelson, Pulliam, Ragland, Sandidge, Shelburne, Warner T. Taliaferro, Trout, George Walker, Watson, Whitacre, and Wilkinson-46.

On motion of Mr. FAUNTLEROY, the blouse adjourned until tomorrow at 12 o'clock M.

TIIURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1879.

Prayer by Rev. Dr. II. A. Tupper, of the Baptist church.
The Journal was read by the clerk.

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

In Senate, January 8, 1879. The Senate have passed bills entitled an act to provide for the relief of Thomas L. Jones of IIanover county, No.7; an act authorizing the rent of the court-house of Prince Edward county for lectures and exhibitions, and for other purposes, No. 10; an act to amend and reenact section 2 of an act entitled an act for the protection of game, approved March 14, 1878, No. 31; an act to provide for the election of four commissioners of the revenue for the county of Fauquier, No. 57; an act to amend and re-enact section 19, chapter 77, Code of Virginia, edition of 1873, concerning the board of visitors of the Virgiuia agricultural and mechanical college at Blacksburg, No. 58; and an act to amend and re-enact the fifth section of the act to incorporate the medical college of Virginia, passed February 25, 1854, No. 42; in which bills they respectfully request the concurrence of the House of Delegates.

No. 7. Senate bill was read twice and placed on the calendar, the rule having been suspended, on motion of Mr. WINGFIELD, requiring its reference to a committee.

No. 10. Senate bill was read twice and referred to the committee on counties, cities and towns.

No. 57. Senate bill was read twice and referred to the committee on finance.

No. 42. Senate bill was read twice and referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

No. 58. Senate bill was read twice and placed on the calendar, the rule having been suspended, on motion of Mr. McCAULL, requiring its reference to a committee.

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No. 31. Senate bill was read twice and placed on the calendar, the rule having been suspended, on motion of Mr. EDWARDS, requiring its reference to a committee.

Senate preamble and joint resolution authorizing the governor to request the public creditors to meet the general assembly for conference about a plan of settlement of the state debt, was reported from the committee on finance with a substitute.

No. 69. IIouse bill to amend and re-enact section 4 of chapter 115 of the Code of 1873, relating to mechanics’ liens, reported from the committǝe for courts of justice, was read a first time.

Mr. Evans, under a suspension of the rule, presented No. 70, IIouse bill to provide for working and keeping the public roads in order in Prince Edward county; which was read a first time.

Leave of absence was granted Mr. Sykes two days.

Mr. FRAZIER, under a suspension of the rule, offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the auditor of public accounts report to this House by what authority he paid certain officers of the same the extra compensation allowed by the committee ou House expenses. Which was agreed to.

Mr. BERNARD entered a motion to reconsider the vote by which House engrossed bill No. 45, to authorize courts, or judges thereof in vacation, or justices of the peace, to order sales of personal property seized under writs of fieri facias, or under distress warrants, in cases where such property is expensive to keep or perishable, was passed.

The following were presented and referred under rule 37:

By Mr. MUSIIBACH: A bill to amend and re-enact an act approved March 14, 1878, entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 14 of chapter 36 of the Code of 1873, in relation to the taxes collected by the clerks of courts, notaries public, and the secretary of the commonwealth. Referred to the committee on finance.

By Mr. MUSHBACH: Resolutions passed by city council of Alexandria in relation to House bill No. 49, and the term of office and time of election of magistrates and constables in the city of Alexandria. Referred to the committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. AKERS: A bill for the relief of Callohill M. Wigginton, Abram Staples, William C. Smart and Sanders Bowman, of Patrick county. Referred to the committee on finance.

By Mr. BERNARD: Memorial of the printers of the city of l'etersburg, asking that a practical printer be selected for the office of public printer, or that the office be abolished and the heads of departments be empowered to have the public printing executed at a price not exceeding an advance of 25 per cent on the wages paid journeymen printers. Referred to the committee on printing.

By Mr, McCRAW: A bill to refund to C. M. Adkisson, agent, certain taxes erroneously assessed against him and paid by him. Referred to the committee on finance.

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