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relative to poll tax." Read first and second time by title, and ordered translated, printed and referred to the Committee on Finance.

A message from the Council was announced, stating that the Council had passed Council substitute for Council Bill No. 27, "An Act to regulate common schools within the Territory of New Mexico," and respectfully ask the concurrence of this honorable body to the same.

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

House Bill No. 129, introduced by Hon. W. H. Schultz, “An Act to amend section 1669 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, relative to voters." Read first and second time by title, and ordered translated, printed and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

A message from the Governor was announced.

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

House Bill No. 130, introduced by Hon. Pedro Sanchez, "An Act to encourage horticulture and the manufacture of fruit product.” Read first and second time by title, and ordered translated, printed and referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Manufactures.

The following message of the signing of Council Bill No. 89 by the Governor was received.

Under the order of bills and joint resolutions on third reading, the following was taken up for consideration :

House substitute for Council Bill No. 52, "An Act to prevent the larceny of calves and young cattle in the Territory of New Mexico, and to provide punishment therefor."

Substitute was read for information.

On motion of Mr. Sanchez, Council Bill No. 52 was tabled indefinitely.

Mr. Wharton moved that the rules be suspended and that the substitute be considered read first and second time, translated and printed, and that it be read a third time by title preparatory to its passage.

Motion prevailed.

On motion of Mr. Sanchez, the substitute was placed on its passage and passed. The following business on the Speaker's table was taken up:

Council Bill No. 71, entitled “An Act for the supplying of counties with copies of the Compiled Laws of 1897 for the use of the justices of the peace. Read first and second time by title.

Mr. Staplin moved that the rules be suspended and that Council Bill No. 71 be taken up for consideration and read a third time in full preparatory to its passage.

Motion prevailed.
Mr. Staplin moved that the further reading of the bill in full be

dispensed with, and that the amendments thereto be read.

Notion prevailed.

On motion of Mr. Staplin, the House concurred in the passage of Council Bill No. 71.

Substitute for Council Bill No. 27, “An Act to regulate the common schools within the Territory of New Mexico. Read first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Education.

Amended Council Bill No. 58, “An Act to provide for the refunding of the bonded indebtedness of the Territory of New Mexico, and the various counties and municipalities thereof, and providing for the payment of outstanding deficiencies, and for other purposes." Read first and second time by title, and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Staplin asked unanimous consent to withdraw House Bill No. 66, which is now in the hands of the Committee on County and County Lines.

Mr. Gallegos objected.
On motion of Mr. Kilpatrick, the House adjourned.

M. LUNA,

Speaker. R. L. BACA,

Chief Clerk.

FIFTY-FIRST DAY.

MORNING SESSION.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Santa Fe, N. M., March 7, 1899.

Tuesday, 10 o'clock a. m.

House met pursuant to adjournment, with the Speaker in the chair.

Prayer by Chaplain, Rev. Gilberton.
Roll was called, and the following members were present :

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

A quorum being present, the House proceeded to business.

Mr. Staplin moved that the reading of the Journal be dispensed with, and that the same stand approved.

Motion prevailed.

The following reports of standing committees were received and ordered to lie on table to be taken up in their regular order:

Santa Fe, March 7, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was referred House Bill No. 31 have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill back to the House with the recommendation that the same be amended, as follows:

In section 1, line 9, strike out the words “one year” in printed bill, and insert in lieu thereof the words “three years;" in section 2, line 16, of the printed bill, strike out the words "one year" and insert in lieu thereof the words “three years;" and in section 3, line 4, of printed bill, strike out the words “six months” and insert in lieu thereof the words “three years.

And your committee further recommends that the bill so amended be passed.

R. P. BARNES,

Chairman.

Santa Fe, N. M., March 7, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Stock and Stock Raising to whom was referred Council Bill No. 101 have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the House with the recommendation that it be tabled indefinitely, and the accompanying substitute be passed instead of the bill.

RAMON DE HERRERA,

Chairman.

Santa Fe, N. M., March 7, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was referred House Bill No. 43 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 amendments.

R. P. BARNES,

Chairman.

Santa Fe, N. M., March 7, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Finance to whom was referred Council Joint Resolution No. 10 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.

VENCESLAO JARAMILLO,

Chairman.

Santa Fe, N. M., March 7, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was referred House Bill No. 42 have had the same under consideration,

and I am directed to report the said bill to the House with the recommendation that it be tabled indefinitely.

R. P. BARNES,

Chairman.

Santa Fe, N. M., March 7, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Finance to whom was referred Petition No. 2 have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said petition to the House with the recommendation that it be laid on the table indefinitely.

VENCESLAO JARAMILLO,

Chairman.

Santa Fe, N. M., March 7, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Finance to whom was referred House Bill No. 89 have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the House with the recommendation that it be not passed.

VENCESLAO JARAMILLO,

Chairman.

Santa Fe, N. M., March 7, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was referred House Bill No. 72 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: Wherever the word “contagious” appears add “or infectious.'

R. P. BARNES,

Chairman. The following bills were introduced:

House Bill No. 131, introduced by Hon. W. H. Schultz, "An Act to amend sub-section 6 of section 1737 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, relating to personal learning." Read first and second time by title, ordered translated, printed and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

House Bill No. 132, introduced by Hon. W. H. Schultz, "An Act to amend that part of chapter I of the Compiled Laws of 1897, which relates to building and loan associations. Read first and second time by title, ordered translated, printed and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

The following was taken up under the order of bills and joint resolutions on third reading:

House Bill No. 72. “An Act to preserve public health.”
Read in full for information.

A message from the Council was announced, stating that the Council had passed Council Joint Memorial No. 5, asking for trout hatchers, and respectfully ask the concurrence of this honorable body in the same.

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The chair stated that the matter would be duly laid before the llouse.

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

Mr. Gutierrez moved an amendment to the motion of the gentleman from Lincoln that House Bill No. 72, with amendments offered by the committee, be tabled indefinitely.

Motion of the gentleman from Bernalillo lost.

Question then recurred upon the motion of the gentleman from Lincoln, which prevailed.

On motion of Mr. Wharton, House Bill No. 72 was read a third time by title preparatory to its passage.

Mr. Barnes moved that the bill be passed.
Roll was called, with the following result:

Ares: Celso Baca, Barnes, Crespin, Guyer, Jaramillo, Kilpatrick, Leib, McIntosh, Romero, Schultz, Trujillo, Valdez, Wharton, Winston-14.

Nays: Gallegos, Gutierrez, Herrera, Ortega, Sanchez,, Staplin -6.

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

House Bill No. 31, “An Act to amend sections 2937 and 2938 of the Compiled Laws of 1897.”

Bill was read for information.

A message from the Council was announced, stating that the Council has duly concurred in the passage of House Bill No. 58, "An Act to repeal section 739 of chapter II of the Compiled Laws of 1897 of New Mexico, relating to sheriffs.”

On motion of Mr. Guyer, the amendments offered by the committee were adopted.

Mr. Guyer moved that House Bill No. 31, as amended, be read a third time by title preparatory to its passage.

Motion prevailed.

On motion of Mr. Guyer, House Bill No. 31 was placed on its nassage and passed.

House Bill No. 89, “An Act to repeal section 1305 and to amend section 1306 of the Compiled Laws of 1897 in regard to gambling."

Mr. Gurer moved that House Bill No. 89 be made a special order for tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock immediately after the reading of the Journal.

Mr. Staplin moved an amendment that it be made a special order for Thursday morning at 10 o'clock.

Motion, as amended, prevailed.

Council Joint Resolution No. 10, “Relating to the expense of certain members of the Council.”

Mr. Guver moved that Council Joint Resolution No. 10 be recommitted with instructions that the committee ascertain the ex

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