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The Legislature. Both branches of the General Assembly yesterday adopted a resolution extending the present session until Monday next, the 20th instant. This step was rendered imperative because of the pendency of several important measures — the Tarbill, the Salt question, and others — which have not yet, at this late hour of the session, been finally acted upon; and unless members apply them. Gives more Gilligently to the dispatch of public business, we fear the time allowed by the extension will prove too short for the accomplishment of the within objects of their coming together. The election of Superintendent of the Penitentiary, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the death of Col. Chas. Blue, resulted in the election of Mr. Colin Bass, of Roanok
to report a bill to prohibit extort on in food. After several ineffectual efforts to substitute Thursday and Saturday instead of Monday as the day of sojournment, the vote by which the Senate resolution was rejected was reconsidered, and the House concurred with that holy in extending the session until Monday next, the 30th inst — ayes 87, noes 8. The joint order of the day, for the election of a Superintendent of the Penitentiary, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the death of Chas. Blue, was taken up. Mr. Worsham put in nomination Mr. Colin Bass, of Roanoke. There being no further nomination, the name of Mr. Bass was communicated to the Senate. A message was received from the Senate informing the House of their readiness to proceed to the election of Superintendent of the Penitentiary, and that the name of M. J. Armstrong had been added to the candidates. The House then proceeded to its first ballot, with the following result: Bass 73, Armstrong 21, s