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The following reports of standing committees were received and ordered to take the regular course:

Santa Fe, N. M., March 14, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Agriculture and Manufactures to whom was referred Council Bill No. 139 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.

PABLO CRESPIN,

Chairman.

Santa Fe, N. M., March 14, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Agriculture and Manufactures to whom was referred House Bill No. 130 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.

PABLO CRESPIN,

Chairman.

Santa Fe, N. M., March 14, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was referred House Bill No. 16 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.

W. H. H. LLEWELLYN,

Chairman.

Sinta Fe, N. M., March 14, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Stock and Stock Raising, to whom was referred House Bill No. 110 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.

RAMON DE HERRERA,

Chairman.

Santa Fe, N. M., March 14, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was referred House Bill No. 131 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.

R. P. BARNES,

Chairman.

Santa Fe, N. M., March 14, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was referred Council Bill No. 125 have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the House with the recommendation that it be concurred in with amendments.

R. P. BARNES,

Chairman.

Santa Fe, N. M., March 14, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was referred House Bill No. 132 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 14, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was referred Council Bill No. 99 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.

R. P. BARNES,

Chairman.

Santa Fe, N. M., March 14, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was referred Council Bill No. 131 have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the House with the recommendation that it be concurred in by the House.

R. P. BARNES,

Chairman.

Mr. Gutierrez moved that Council Bill No. 131 be made a special order for 2 p. m.

Mr. Staplin moved to amend the motion that the report of the committee on Council Bill No. 131 be adopted.

Motion prevailed; bill therefore duly concurred in.

On motion of Mr. Barnes, the rules were suspended, and Council Bill No. 104 taken up for consideration.

Bill was read for information.
Mr. Barnes moved that the report of the committee be adopted.
Motion prevailed; bill therefore passed.

Mr. Jaramillo, chairman of the Committee on Finance, asked unanimous consent to make a report. Consent granted.

Santa Fe, N. M., March 14, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Finance to whom was referred amended Council Bill No. 58 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 as amended by this committee.

VENCESLAO JARAMILLO,

Chairman. Mr. Barnes moved that the report of the committee be adopted. Motion prevailed; bill therefore passed.

Mr. Barnes asked unanimous consent that the clerk be instructed to request the return of Council Bill No. 75 from the Council.

Consent granted; so ordered.
Following bills were introduced :

House Bill No. 146, introduced by Hon. Pablo Trujillo, "An Act in reference to ditches." Read first and second time by title, ordered translated, printed and referred to the Committee on Irrigation. The following House resolution was introduced :

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 15. Be it resolved, by the IIouse of the Thirty-third Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Vew Mexico:

That the rules of this House be and the same are hereby amended to read as follows, viz:

Rule 17. The hours of meeting each day shall be at 10 a. m. and 2 o'clock p. m., and at 7:30 o'clock p. m., unless a different time be prescribed by motion on adjournment.

Rule 18. No member shall speak more than twice on the same question without leave, nor more than once until every member who desires to speak shall have spoken, nor more than five minutes at one time, unless some other member shall concede his time to the speaker; provided, that on questions on appeal, no member shall speak more than once; and, provided further, that this rule shall apply to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Winston moved amendments that the following proviso be added thereto:

Provided, That no motion to table indefinitely shall be entertained until the members of the House shall be allowed three minutes' discussion on the bill.

On motion of Mr. Winston, the resolution as amended was adopted.

Mr. Barnes moved that a steering committee of three be appointed for the purpose of expediting the business of the House.

Motion prevailed, and the following were appointed :
Messrs. Barnes, Sanchez and Jaramillo.

Mr. Valdez moved that the rules be suspended and that Council Bill No. 143 be taken up for consideration.

Motion prevailed.
Council Bill No. 143 was read for information.

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

On motion of Vr. Valdez, the bill was placed on its passage and passed.

On motion of Mr. Trujillo, the rules were suspended and the IIouse took up for consideration House Bill No. 146.

Mr. Gutierrez moved the following amendment to be added at the bottom of page 2 of the original bill:

Section Provided, That from section (15) fifteen of the Compiled Laws of 1897, until it concludes, in said Compiled Laws, relating to ditches, the same are and shall remain in full force and effect, relating to counties of the first class."

The amendments were adopted.

On motion of Vr. Luna, the bill was read a third time by title preparatory to its passage.

On motion of Mr. Luna, the bill was placed on its passage and passed.

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

House Bill No. 130, “An Act to encourage horticulture and manufacture of fruit products."

Mr. Winston moved the following amendment to be added at the bottom of section 1:

Provided, That the exemption from taxation above specified shall not apply to more land than is necessary for the erection and operation of such manufactures or fruit products, and shall not extend to lands used as orchards, vineyards, or for agricultural purposes."

Amendment adopted.

Mr. Gutierrez moved an amendment that the figure “6” where it relates to the years be stricken out and the figure “4” inserted.

Amendment adopted.

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

On motion of Mr. Sanchez, the bill was placed on its passage and passed.

On motion of Mr. Winston, Council substitute for House substitute for Linncil Bill No. 45 was taken up for consideration.

Read iv full for information.

Mr. Winston moved that the bill be considered read first and second ime by title, and read a third time by title preparatory to its passage.

Motion prevailed.

Mr. Herrera moved that the House concur in the passage of the bill:

Motion prevailed; bill therefore concurred in.

On motion of Jr. Valdez, the rules were suspended, and House Bill No. 118 taken up for consideration.

Read in full for information.

A message from the Council was announced, stating that the Council had complied with the request of the House, and herewith return Council Bill No. 75.

Mr. Gutierrez moved an amendment to House Bill No. 118, that where the word "five" appears insert the words "twenty-five," and

where the word “fifty" appear, insert the words “one hundred,” relating to fines.

Amendment adopted.

Mr. Winston moved to amend section 1, in line 4, after tlie words “male animal whatever” in fourth line of section 1, insert "except bulls under one year of age.”

Amendment adopted.

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

On motion of Mr. Trujillo, the bill was placed on its passage and passed.

The following report of the Committee on Judiciary was made by unanimous consent:

Santa Fe, N. M., March 14, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was referred Council Bill No. 39 have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the House with the recommendation that it be concurred in with amendments.

R. P. BARNES,

Chairman. Ordered to lie on table to be taken up in its regular order. On motion the House took a recess until 2 p. m.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

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

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

A quorum being present, the House proceeded to business.

The following reports of standing committees were made with unanimous consent, and ordered to take their regular course:

Santa Fe, N. M., March 14, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Roads and Highways to whom was referred House Bill No. 109 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.

A. D. MCINTOSH,

Chairman.

Santa Fe, N. M., March 14, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on County and County Lines to whom was referred House Bill No. 75 have had the same under

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