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Mr. Kilpatrick moved that the petition be referred to the committee having House Bill No. 89 in hand.

Motion prevailed, and the petition referred to the Committee on Finance.

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

House Bill No. 91, introduced by Hon. Emiliano L. Gutierrez, “An Act to enable the heirs of deceased persons to ascertain whether or not the deceased had any money on deposit in bank, and to promote the escheating to the territory of unclaimed estates. Read first and second time by title, ordered translated, printed and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

House Bill No. 92, introduced by Hon. Emiliano L. Gutierrez, "An Act to enforce the building of school houses in the several school districts of the counties of the territory." Read first and second time by title, ordered translated, printed and referred to the Committee on Education.

House Bill No. 93, introduced by Hon. Emiliano L. Gutierrez, “An Act relating to balls and public dances." Read first and second time by title, ordered translated, printed and referred to the Committee on Finance.

House Bill No. 94, introduced by Hon. Frank H. Winston, "An Act amending sections 4122 and 1548 of the Compiled laws of 1897, relating to funds into which license moneys shall be paid.” 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 following was taken up for consideration :

Council Bill No. 41, “An Act concerning elections of county commissioners.” Read first and second time by title, and referred to the Committee on Territorial Affairs.

Council Joint Resolution Memorial Bill 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 aca approved June 21, 1898. Read first and second time by title and referred to the special Committee on school lands.

Council Joint Resolution Vo. 9. “In recard to Mrs. Walter C. Hadler's request to allow Vrs. Carrie Chanman-Catt and Viss Mary G. Hav to address both branches of the Legislature upon the subiect of equal suffrawe.

The chair announced that if there would be no objections the same would be passed over.

There were no objections, and the resolution was passed over.

Council Bill No. 45, “An Act in relation to shipment of cattic and the inspection of hides." Read first and second time by tiile and referred to the Committee on Stock and Stock Raising.

Substitute for Council Bill No. 2, “An Act for the protection of game and fish in the Territory of New Mexico." Read first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Territorial Affairs.

Council Bill No. 61, “An Act to dispense with the necessity of seals and scrolls on deeds, bonds, releases and other legal instruments, etc.” Read first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Under the order of unfinished business, the following bills were 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.”

Mr. Wharton moved that the report of the committee be adopted.

Mr. Staplin asked that the bill, together with the report of the committee, be read in full for the information of the House.

There being no objections, it was so ordered.

Mr. Winston moved that the bill be amended as suggested by tie committee.

Jr. Staplin moved an amendment to the motion of the gentleman from Sierra that the report of the committee be tabled indefinitely.

Motion, as amended, prevailed, and the report of the committee tabled indefinitely.

Mr. Barnes moved that the bill, as introduced, be amended as follows:

Strike out the figures "104" and insert the figures "12;" and strike out the words in section 5 “wherever an emergency exists.'

Mr. Guver moved that the House reconsider the vote by which the rport of the committee was tabled indefinitely, and that the House proceed to the consideration of House Bill No. 49.

Motion of the gentleman from Union prevailed, and House Bill No. 49 was taken up for consideration.

Mr. Wharton moved that the amendments offered by the cominittee be adopted.

Mr. Guver moved an amendment to the motion of the gentleman from Lincoln that the amendments offered by the committee be tabled indefinitely.

Motion prevailed, and the amendments offered by the committee were tabled indefinitelv.

Mr. Jaramillo moved that House Bill No. 29 he passed over, and that it he made a special order for next Monday morning at 10 o'clock.

Mr. Gutierrez moved that the bill be tabled indefinitely.

Motion of the gentleman from Bernalillo prevailed.
House Bill No. 38, “An Act for the selection of jurors."

Mr. Guyer moved that this bill be recommitted, with the request that the Committee on Judiciary prepare a better bill.

Mr. Guyer withdrew part of his motion in regard to the request.

Mr. Gutierrez moved an amendment to the motion of the gentleman from Union that the bill be read a third time by title preparatory to its passage.

Mr. Gutierrez withdrew his amendment.

The question then recurred upon the motion of the gentleman from Union.

Motion prevailed.

A message from the Council was announced, stating that the Council had passed Council Bill No. 69, "An Act declaring false entries in books of individuals, co-partnerships or corporations, or false statements made by any overseer, foreman, timekeeper, clerk, bookkeeper, accountant, or other agent or employe of any individual, co-partnership or corporation, to be forgery, and prescribing penalties therefor."

Council Bill No. 70, “An Act relative to municipal corporations,” and respectfully ask the concurrence of this honorable body to the same.

Substitute for Council Bill No. 14, “An Act entitled 'An Act providing for the transcribing of the testimony and facilitating the taking of proof before grand juries, repealing section 972 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, and providing for the compensation of stenographers, etc.'”

Mr. Wharton moved that the bill be passed.

Mr. Staplin asked that the bill be read for the information of the House.

Mr. Staplin moved that the further consideration of this bill be tabled indefinitely.

Mr. Guyer arose to a point of order and stated that the action on this bill was out of order for the reason that it had been acted upon several days ago.

The chair stated that the point of order made by the gentleman from Union was well taken, and that the records showed that the bill had been acted upon.

By request of the Speaker, the business on the Speaker's table was taken up for consideration.

Mr. Schultz asked that House Joint Resolution No. 6, as amended by the Council, be read for information.

Mr. Jaramillo moved that the House take a recess until 2 p. m.

Mr. Staplin moved that the motion of the gentleman from Rio Arriba be tabled indefinitely.

Mr. Jaramillo arose to a point of order and stated that a motion to take a recess could not be tabled indefinitelv.

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The chair announced that the point of order raised by the gentleman from Rio Arriba was not well taken.

Mr. Gutierrez moved the previous question.

Motion prevailed, and the motion of the gentleman from Taos was put and lost.

The question then recurred upon the motion of the gentleman from Rio Arriba that the House take a recess until 2 p. m.

Motion was lost.

Mr. Gutierrez moved that the House concur in the Council amendments to House Joint Resolution No. 6.

Mr. Staplin moved the previous question.
Motion prevailed.
Roll was called, which resulted as follows:

Aves: Celso Baca, M. Baca, Crespin, Gallegos, Gutierrez, Guyer,
Herrera, Kilpatrick, Ortega, Romero, Sanchez, Schultz, Staplin,
Trujillo, Valdez—15.

Vars: Barnes, Jaramillo, Leib, McIntosh, Wharton, Winston-6.

The motion of the gentleman from Bernalillo having received the necessary number of votes, therefore prevailed, and the House had concurred in the Council amendments.

Council Bill No. 80, “An Act in relation to the number and qualification and the manner of selecting jurors in the district courts for the Territory of New Mexico." Read first and second tine by title and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Council Bill No. 97, “An Act to regulate the compensation of school superintendents.” Read first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Education.

Council Bill No. 96, “An Act to amend ‘An Act to provide the necessary funds to complete and furnish the territorial capitol at Santa Fe, and lay out the grounds thereof, and for other purposes.''

"" Read first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Council Bill No. 70, "An Act relative to municipal corporations.” Read first and second time by title, and referred to the Committee on Municipal Corporations.

Council Bill No. 69, "An Act declaring false entries in books of individuals, co-partnerships or corporations or false statements made by any overseer, foreman, timekeeper, clerk, bookkeeper, accountant, or other agent or employe of any individual, co-partnershin, or corporation, to be forgery, and prescribing penalties therefor.” Read first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

On motion of Mr. Herrera, the House took a recess until 2 p. m.

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AFTERNOOX SESSION.

Tuesday, 2 p. m. House met pursuant to recess, with the Speaker in the chair. Roll was called, and the following members were present :

Celso Baca, M. Baca, Barnes, Crespin, Gallegos, Gutierrez, Guyer, Herrera, Kilpatrick, Leib, Ortega, Romero, Sanchez, Schultz, Staplin, Trujillo, Valdez, Wharton, Winston, and Mr. Speaker.

A quorum being present, the House proceeded to business.

Mr. Valdez moved that the vote by which House Bill No. 49 was tabled indefinitely be reconsidered.

Motion prevailed.
Mr. Barnes moved the following amendment:

That in line 3, section 1, the figures "300" be stricken out and the figures “200" be inserted.

Mr. Gutierrez moved an amendment that the bill be recommitted to the Committee on Judiciary.

Motion of the gentleman from Bernalillo was lost.

The question then recurred upon the motion of the gentleman from Grant.

Motion prevailed.
The amendment was therefore adopted.

Mr. Barnes moved an amendment that in line 4, same section, the figures "12" be substituted for “104."

Amendment was adopted.

Mr. Barnes moved an amendment in line 1, section 5, that the words "whereas an emergency exists” be stricken out.

Amendment was adopted.

On motion of Mr. Guver, the bill was read a third time preparatory to its passage.

Mr. Gallegos moved that the bill do now pass.
Motion prevailed, and the bill was therefore adopted.
On motion of Mr. Guver, the House adjourned.

M. LUNA
R. L. BACA,

Speaker. Chief Clerk.

THIRTY-EIGHTH DAY.

MORNING SESSION.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Santa Fe, N. M., February 22, 1899.

Wednesday, 10 o'clock a. m. House met pursuant to adjournment, with the Speaker in the

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