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The chair announced having signed Council Bill No. 32, “An Act to amend section 3191 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, and for other purposes, relating to the penitentiary.

Mr. Kilpatrick moved that the reading of the Journals in English be dispensed with.

Mr. Gallegos moved an amendment that the reading in Spanish be also dispensed with.

Motion, as amended, prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Jaramillo, the Journals were approved.

Under the order of introduction of bills, the following were introduced :

House Bill No. 72, introduced by Hon. T. D. Leib, "An Act to preserve the public health." Read first and second time by title, ordered translated, printed and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

A message from the Council was announced, stating that the Council had passed Council substitute for Council Bill No. 33, “An Act in relation to the sale of judgments and causes of action and parts thereof;" Council Bill No. 25, “An Act to prescribe the time within which certain causes shall be brought;" Council Bill No. 46, “An Act to prevent the spreading of disease among sheep;" Council Bill No. 39, "An Act attaching the County of Lincoln to the District Attorney District of the County of Socorro, New Mexico;" Council Bill No. 52, "An Act to prevent the larceny of calves, etc.”

The chair announced that the matter would be duly laid before the House.

House Bill No. 73, introduced by Hon. William Kilpatrick, "An Act providing for the establishment of a Reform Industrial School." Read first and second time by title, ordered transiated, printed and referred to the Committee on Education.

House Bill No. 74, introduced by Hon. Emiliano Gutierrez, "An Act to create the County of McKinley and to provide for the government thereof." Read first and second time by title, ordered translated, printed and referred to the Committee on County and County Lines.

House Bill No. 75, introduced by Hon. Rafael Gallegos, “An Act relating to pawnbrokers." Read first and second time by title, ordered translated, printed and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

House Bill No. 76, introduced by Hon. Pablo Trujillo, "An Act relieving certain persons from paying taxes in certain cases." Read first and second time by title, ordered translated, printed and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Under the order of business on the Speaker's table, the followin? was taken up for consideration:

Council Bill No. 33, "An Act in relation to the sale of judg.

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ments and causes of actions and parts thereof." Read first and second time by title, and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Council Bill No. 25, "An Act to prescribe the time within which certain causes shall be brought." Read first and second time by title, and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Council Bill No. 46, “An Act to prevent the spread of disease among sheep." Read. first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Stock and Stock Raising.

Council Bill No. 39, “An Act attaching the County of Lincoln to the District Attorney District of the County of Socorro, New Mexico." Read first and second time by title.

Mr. Trujillo demanded that the bill be read in full for information.

There being no objections, the bill was read in full.

Mr. Trujillo moved that the rules be suspended and the referring of the bill be dispensed with, and under further suspension of rules the bill be read a third time by title preparatory to its passage.

Motion lost, and the bill ordered referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Council Bill No. 52, "An Act to prevent the larceny of calves, etc." Read first and second time by title, and referred to the Committee on Stock and Stock Raising.

A message from the Council was announced, stating that the Council had passed House Joint Resolution No. 5, with amendments, “congratulating the President of the United States upon the ratification of the treaty of peace.”

Under the order of unfinished business, the following was taken up for consideration :

House Bill No. 49, "An Act defining a legal newspaper for the publication of legal and other official notices in the Territory of New Mexico.”

By request of Mr. Jaramillo, the bill was passed over.

On motion of Mr. Staplin, the House took up House Joint Resolution No. 5, as amended, for consideration.

By request of Mr. Staplin, House Joint Resolution No. 5, as amended, was read in full.

Mr. Kilpatrick moved that the House concur in the Council amendments.

Motion prevailed, and the Council amendments were therefore dulr concurred in.

The chair announced having telegraphed the Executive of the United States congratulations upon the signing of the terms of the treaty of peace, and announced having received the following reply:

Executive Mansion, Washington, February 8, 1899. Hon. Maximiliano Luna, Santa Fe, N. M.-My Dear Sir: The President requests me to thank you very sincerely for your kind

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telegram of the 6th inst., and to assure you that he heartily appreciates your cordial expressions of congratulation. Very truly yours,

J. A. PORTER,

Secretary to the President. Mr. Sanchez moved that the communication from the President be received and that it be inserted in the Journal of the House.

Motion prevailed.
Mr. Gallegos moved that the House take a recess until 2 p. m.

Mr. Staplin moved an amendment that the House take a recess until 3 p. m.

Motion as amended prevailed.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

Monday, 3 p. m. House met pursuant to recess, with the Speaker in the chair. A quorum being present, the House proceeded to business.

Mr. Kilpatrick, chairman of the Committee on Mines and Public Lands, asked unanimous consent to make the following reports: Consent was granted.

Santa Fe, N. M., February 13, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Mines and Public Lands to whom was referred House Bill No. 54 have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the House with the recommendation that it be passed with the following amendments: That section 2 in said bill be made to read as follows:

Section 2. That sections 2310 and 2315 of the Compiled Laws of 1897 be, and the same are hereby repealed.

WILLIAM KILPATRICK,

Chairman. Ordered to lie on table to be taken up in its regular order.

Santa Fe, N. M., February 13, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Mines and Public Lands to whom was referred House Bill No. 55 have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the House with the recommendation that it be passed.

WILLIAM KILPATRICK.

Chairman. Ordered to lie on table to be taken up in its regular order.

Mr. Gallegos, chairman of the Committee on Territorial Affairs, asked unanimous consent to make a report.

Consent was granted, and the following report made:

Santa Fe, N. M., February 13, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Territorial Affairs to whom was referred House Bill No. 58 have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report said bill to the House with recommendation that it be passed.

RAFAEL GALLEGOS,

Chairman. Ordered to lie on table to be taken up in its regular order.

A message from the Council was announced, stating that the Council had passed Council Joint Memorial No. 3, asking the President of the United States and the Honorable Secretary of the Interior and the Honorable Commissioner of the General Land Office to refrain from the selection, designation or reservation of any public domain within the Territory of New Mexico into forest reserves until subsequent to such time as the Territory of New Mexico may be able to select and designate the public lands donated to the territory by the act aproved June 21, 1898, and respectfully ask the concurrence of this honorable body in the same.

The chair announced that the matter would be duly laid before the House.

Mr. Gutierrez moved that the report be received.
There being no objection it was received.

Mr. Gutierrez moved that the rules be suspended and that House Bill No. 58, "An Act to repeal section 739 of chapted XI of the Compiled Laws of the Territory of New Mexico, relating to sheriffs," be taken up for consideration and that it be read a third time preparatory to its passage.

Motion prevailed.
Mr. Gutierrez moved that the bill do now pass.
Roll was called, which resulted as follows:

Ayes: Celso Baca, M. Baca, Barnes, Crespin, Gallegos, Gutierrez, Kilpatrick, Leib, McIntosh, Sanchez, Schultz, Staplin, Trujillo, Valdez, Wharton, Winston—16.

Navs: 0.

The bill having received the necessary number of votes was declared duly passed.

Mr. Schultz, chairman of the Committee on Education, asked unanimous consent to make a report. Consent was granted and the following report was made:

Santa Fe, N. M., February 13, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Education, to whom was referred House Bill No. 59, have had the same under consideration and I am directed to report the said bill to the House with the recommendation that it be laid on the table indefinitely.

W. H. SCHULTZ,

Chairman.

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On motion of Mr. Sanchez, the report of the committee adopted and House Bill No. 59 was tabled indefinitely.

Mr. Jaramillo, chairman of the Committee on Finance, asked unanimous consent to make a report. Consent was granted and the following reports were made:

Santa Fe, N. M., February 13, 1899. Mr .Speaker: Your Committee on Finance, to whom was ferred House Joint Resolution No. 4, have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said resolution to the House with the recommendation that it be passed, with the following amendment: Add at the end of the resolution the following: “That one hundred copies of this report and one hundred copies of the other reports that have been submitted to this Legislative Assemblv. are hereby ordered translated, and printed in the Spanish language for the use of this legislature.

VENCESLAO JARAMILLO,

Chairman. Mr. Valdez moved that the rules be suspended and that House Joint Resolution No. 4 be taken up for consideration, together with the report of the Committee on Finance.

Motion prevailed.
By request of Mr. Valdez, the amendments were read.
Mr. Jaramillo moved the adoption of the amendments.
Motion prevailed.

On motion of Sanchez, the rules were further suspended and House Joint Resolution No. 4 read a third time by title, preparatory to its passage.

On motion of Mr. Gutierrez, House Joint Resolution No. 4 was placed on its passage and passed.

Santa Fe, N. M., February 13, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Finance, to whom ferred IIouse Bill No. 56, have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the House with the recommendation that it be passed.

VENCESLAO JARAMILLO,

Chairman. Mr. Gallegos moved that the rules be suspended and that House Bill No. 56 be taken up for consideration and read in full for information,

Mr. Jaramillo moved an amendment to the motion of the gentleman from San Miguel, that the bill be read a third time in full preparatory to its passage.

Motion, as amended, prevailed.

Mr. Jaramillo moved that the rules be suspended and that House Bill No. 56 be placed upon its passage.

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