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Sixth District-Taos county, Pedro Sanchez. Seventh District-Rio Arriba county, Venceslao Jaramillo. Eighth District-Rio Arriba county, Frank Staplin. Eighth District-San Juan county, A. D. McIntosh. Ninth District-Bernalillo county, Pablo Crespin. Ninth District-Bernalillo county, Marcelino Baca. Ninth District-Bernalillo county, Emiliano Gutierrez. Tenth District— Valencia county, Maximiliano Luna. Tenth District— Valencia county, Roman Baca. Eleventh District-Socorro and Sierra counties, Benjamin Sanhez.
Eleventh District—Socorro and Sierra counties, Frank H. Winsion.
Twelfth District-Dona Ana county, Marcial Valdez.
Fourteenth District-Dona Ana and Grant counties, W. H. H. Llewellyn.
Fifteenth District-Lincoln, Chaves and Eddy counties, J. E. Wharton.
All the above-named members elect having arranged themselves in answer to the call of their names by the Secretary of the Territory, in front of the Speaker's desk, the Secretary administered the following oath of office to them:
"You and each one of you do solemnly swear that you will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you will take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter; and you do further solemnly swear that you are not the holder of any public money due the Territory of New Mexico or any county thereof which is unaccounted for; so help me God."
The roll of the Secretary was then signed by the above-named members sworn in.
The members being now sworn in, Major W. H. H. Llewellyn placed in nomination in behalf of the Republicans, Hon. Maximiliano Luna, of Valencia county, to be Speaker. The motion was seconded by Venceslao Jaramillo.
Mr. C. Gallegos, on behalf of the Democrats, amended the motion, and said amendment was duly seconded by Mr. Lieb, that the Hon. Max. Luna be declared Speaker of the House of the Thirtythird Legislative Assembly by acclamation, was unanimously adopted.
Upon motion, a committee consisting of Messrs. W. H. H. Llewellyn and C. Gallegos was appointed to escort the Speaker elected to the chair.
The Speaker was presented to the assembly by Hon. George H. Wallace, Secretary of the Territory of New Mexico. After a few well chosen remarks of appreciation made by the Speaker, the House was called to order.
Upon motion of Venceslao Jaramillo, the following officers of the House were duly elected :
Chief Clerk, R. L. Baca.
The oath was administered to the above named, also to Hon. Max. Luna, as Speaker, by the Secretary. The employes mentioned signed the roll.
A committee from the Council, with Hon. T. B. Catron as chairman, announced that the Council of the Thirty-third Legislative Assembly was duly organized and ready for business.
A committee from the Council, with Hon. James Duncan as chairman, announced that a committee was appointed by the Council to wait on the Governor and announce that they were ready for business, and asked that a like committee be appointed by the House for a like purpose. The announcements were duly received, whereupon a committee consisting of the following gentlemen were appointed to wait on the Governor, together with a like committee from the Council:
W. H. H. Llewellyn, Rafael Gallegos and T. D. Lieb.
A committee was appointed consisting of Messrs. Jaramillo, Gutierrez and C. Gallegos to wait on the Council and announce that the House was duly organized and ready to proceed to business.
The House then adjourned till 2 o'clock of the said 16th day of January, 1899.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Santa Fe, N. M., January 16, 1899.
Monday, 2 o'clock p. m. At 2 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment, the Speaker called the House to order.
Upon the request of Mr. Pedro Sanchez the names of the following committees were read:
Committee on Privileges and Elections.
Bernardo A. Romero, W. H. H. Llewellyn, Emiliano Gutierrez, Venceslao Jaramillo, T. D. Lieb. Indian Affairs.
Marcelino Baca, Benjamin Sanchez, J. E. Wharton. Agriculture and Manufactures.
Pablo Crespin, Ramon de Herrera, A. D. McIntosh. Rules.
Mr. Speaker, W. H. H. Llewellyn, Pablo Sanchez, Venceslao Jaramillo, C. Gallegos. Mines and Public Lands.
William Kilpatrick, A. D. McIntosh, Pablo Crespin, John C. Slack.
Mr. P. Sanchez moved that the Committee of Privileges and Elections be instructed to investigate the contest cases and report at their earliest convenience. The motion prevailed.
Mr. Llewellyn, chairman of the committee appointed to notify the Governor, stated that said committee had notified the Governor that the House was organized and ready to receive any communication from him.
Mr. Pedro Sanchez moved that the committee be discharged.
Mr. Jaramillo moved that Col. Van Patten be made interpreter of the House.
The motion prevailed.
Mr. Jaramillo asked that the committee appointed to notify the Council that the House was ready for business be discharged.
On motion of Mr. Winston the said committee was discharged.
Mr. P. Sanchez asked if there was nothing more before the House that he be allowed to introduce a resolution, whereupon his request was granted, and he introduced resolution No. 1 as follows:
"Resolved. By the House of Representatives, in open session reunited, that the most sincere thanks are extended by this honorable body to Hon. George H. Wallace, Secretary of the Territory of New Mexico, for his faithful and courteous treatment that he gave this body in the organization of the same. Also, for the decent locality that he prepared for the session."
The Council was announced by the Speaker, and immediately the House and Council went into joint session with the President of the Council in the chair to receive the message of the Governor.
Mr. Jaramillo moved that a committee of three be appointed, whose duties shall be to proceed to the escort of the Governor to the hall.
The committee appointed consisted of Messrs. Jaramillo, T. D. Lieb and Eugenio Romero.
The President of the Council then presented the Governor of New Mexico to the joint assembly.
The Governor then proceeded to read his message.
l'pon the conclusion of the reading Mr. P. Sanchez moved that a vote of thanks be extended to the Governor for his able message.
Mr. Sanchez suggested that the committee appointed to escort the Governor to the hall be requested to see him back to the Palace.
Mr. Catron moved that the joint session be adjourned, and that the Council retire to their chamber.
The motion prevailed.
Mr. Llewellyn moved that the House take a recess for thirty minutes, and amended that it take recess until 5 o'clock.
The motion prevailed.
Mr. B. A. Romero, chairman of the Committee on Privileges and
Mr. P. Sanchez moved that the report of the committee be adopted.
Mr. Lieb asked that the minority be extended time in which to prepare a reply.
Nr. Llewellyn then stated that Dr. Slack had ample time in which to file his defense according to law.
Mr. Sanchez moved the previous question.
Then the question came up on the previous question, which prevailed.
Mr. Jaramillo introduces Resolution No. 2, and said resolution reads as follows: “Be it resolved, by the House of Representatives of the Thirty
third Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico:
"First. That the report of the Committee on Privileges and Elections be and the same is hereby adopted.
"Second. That in the judgment of the House of Representatives John C. Slack was not elected to the office of Representative of the Thirty-third Legislative Assembly from the county of Union in the Territory of New Mexico, and is not qualified to hold said office, and it is the judgment of the said House of Representatives that John R. Guver was legally elected to said office, and is qualified to hold the same.
“Third. That the seat of the said John C. Slack be and the same is hereby declared vacant as to him, and John R. Guyer be and he is hereby admitted to a seat in this House as a member thereof from the county of Union, in the Territory of New Mexico."
Whereupon the said resolution was adopted.
Whereupon the Hon. Pedro Sanchez moved that a committee of three be appointed to escort Mr. Guver to the bar of the House that the Speaker might administer the oath of office.
The motion prevailed, whereupon the Speaker appointed upon said committee Mr. Sanchez, Mr. Schultz and Mr. Wharton.
Said committee presented Mr. Guyer before the bar of the House, and the Speaker administered the oath of office.
On motion of Mr. Llewellyn the rule of the Thirty-second Legislative Assembly be adopted, until otherwise provided for.
The motion prevailed.
Mr. Schultz moved that the librarian be instructed to furnish every member of the House with a copy of the Compiled Laws, and that the clerk be instructed to notify the librarian to that effect.
The motion prevailed. Mr. Jaramillo moved to adjourn until 10 o'clock to-morrow, but withdrew his motion at the request of Mr. Sanchez.
Mr. Rafael Romero moved that the House resolve itself into executive session.
The motion prevailed.
After the House arose from its deliberations and secret session, on motion of Mr. Jaramillo the House adjourned until to-morrow at 10 o'clock a. m.
Speaker. R. L. BACA,
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Santa Fe, N. M., January 17, 1899.
Tuesday, 10 o'clock A. M. The House was called to order with the Speaker in the chair. Prayer by Rev. Father Gilberton.