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

Celso Baca, M. 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. Guyer moved that the reading of the Journal be dispensed with, and that the same stand approved.

Motion prevailed.

Committee on Engrossed and Enrolled Bills made the following reports:

Santa Fe, N. M., February 21, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Engrossed and Enrolled Bills beg leave to report that they have examined the engrossed and enrolled copy of House Bill No. 39, and find the same correct, according to the original copy of the same.

MARCIAL VALDEZ,

Chairman. Santa Fe, N. M., February 22, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Engrossed and Enrolled Bills beg leave to report that they have examined House Bill No. 74, and find the same correctly engrossed and enrolled, according to the original thereof.

MARCIAL VALDEZ,

Chairman. Santa Fe, X. M., February 22, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Engrossed and Enrolled Bills to whom was referred House Bill No. 27, as corrected, have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the House as being correctly enrolled and engrossed.

MARCIAL VALDEZ,

Chairman. Santa Fe, N. M., February 22, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Engrossed and Enrolled Bills to whom was referred House Joint Resolution No. 6 have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said resolution to the House as being correctly enrolled and engrossed.

MARCIAL VALDEZ,

Chairman.

A message from the Council was announced, stating that the Council had passed Council Bill No. 83, “An Act to amend section 3420 and to repeal section 3409 of the 1897 compilation of laws of the Territory of New Mexico.”

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Council Bill No. 84, "A bill to facilitate the labor of holding the supreme court.”

Council Bill No. 89, "An Act relating to tax sales and purchases thereof."

Council Joint Memorial No. 4, "In reference to federal aid for the building and construction of reservoirs and canals in the Territory of New Mexico," and that the Council had concurred in the passage of House Bill No. 65, “An Act to amend an act entitled “An Act to create the County of Otero and provide for the government thereof, and to readjust the boundaries of Chaves county, and for other purposes,' approved January 30, 1899," with a slight amendment, and respectfully ask the concurrence of this honorable body in the same.

The chair announced the different matters would be duly laid before the House for its consideration.

Mr. Guver moved that the report of the Committee on Engrossed and Enrolled Bills be adopted.

Motion prevailed.
The following reports of standing committees were made:

Santa Fe, N. M., February 21, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Public Property to whom was referred House Bill No. 60 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.

PABLO CRESPIN,

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

Santa Fe, N. M., February 21, 1899. Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Agriculture and Manufactures to whom was referred House Bill No. 70 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. Ordered to lie on table to be taken up in its regular order.

Mr. Guver moved that the House adjourn out of respect to the Father of Our Country.

Mr. Guver withdrew his motion.

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

Council Bill No. 83, “An Act to amend section 3420 and to repeal section 3409 of the 1897 compilation of laws of the Territory of New Mexico." Read first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Council Bill No. 87, “A bill to facilitate the labor of holding the supreme court." Read first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Council Bill No. 89, "An Act relating to tax sales and purchases thereof." Read first and second time by title and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Council Joint Memorial No. 4, "In reference to federal aid for the building and construction of reservoirs and canals in the Territory of New Mexico." Read first and second time by title.

Mr. Gutierrez asked that it be read in full for information.

There being no objection, it was so ordered, and referred to the Committee on Irrigation.

House Bill No. 65, “An Act to amend an act entitled 'An Act to create the County of Otero and provide for the government thereof, and to readjust the boundaries of Chaves county, and for other purposes,' approved January 30, 1899."

On motion of Mr. Jaramillo, the House concurred in the Council amendments to House Bill No. 65.

The chair announced having signed House Joint Resolution No. 6, House Bill No. 27, “An Act to provide for the compensation of county officers and for other purposes;" House Bill No. 74, "An Act to create the County of McKinley and to provide for the government thereof;" House Bill No. 39, “An Act to complete and furnish the New Mexico Normal School at Silver City, and to provide for the maintenance of the same,” and also House Bill No. 29. “An Act to provide for the sale of personal property under process, etc."

On motion of Mr. Sanchez, the House adjourned out of respect to the memory of George Washington.

John R. GUYER,

Speaker pro tem. R. L. BACA,

Chief Clerk.

THIRTY-NINTH DAY.

MORNING SESSION.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Santa Fe, N. M., February 23, 1899.

Thursday, 10 o'clock a. m. The Chief Clerk of the House called the roll, to which the following gentleman answered to their names:

Colon Baca, M. Baca, Barnes, Crespin, Gallegos, Gutierrez, Guy

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er, Herrera, Jaramillo, Kilpatrick, Leib, McIntosh, Romero, Ortega, Sanchez, Schultz, Staplin, Trujillo, Valdez, Wharton, Winston.

A quorum being present, the Chief Clerk called the House to order and made the following statement:

Gentlemen: I am very sorry to announce to you that our distinguished Speaker, Hon. Maximiliano Luna, is sick and unable to attend today's session. He has ordered me to say to you that he has designated Hon. John R. Guyer to act as Speaker pro tem., whereupon the Chief Clerk called Hon. John R. Guyer to the Speaker's desk to act as Speaker pro tem.

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

Motion prevailed.

The special order for 10 o'clock was the consideration of House substitute for Council Bill No. 43.

Mr. Winston moved that the House resolve itself into committee of the whole for the purpose of considering House substitute for Council Bill No. 43.

Motion prevailed.

Mr. Jaramillo moved that Mr. Guyer, the present occupant of the chair, preside as chairman of the committee of the whole House.

Motion prevailed.

After the committee of the whole had arisen the House was called to order.

A message from the Council was announced, asking for the return of Council Bill No. 70 for the purpose of making an amendment thereto.

Mr. Staplin moved that the Council be allowed to withdraw Council Bill No. 70.

Mr. Jaramillo moved an amendment to the motion of the gentleman from Taos that the Committee on Judiciary be instructed to return Council Bill No. 70 to the Council.

Motion, as amended, prevailed.

The House resolved itself into committee of the whole for the further consideration of House substitute for Council Bill No. 43.

After the committee of the whole had arisen the House was called to order.

A message from the Council was announced, stating that the Council had passed Council Bill No. 101, “An Act to provide means for paying bounties for the killing of wild animals,” 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.

The House resolved itself into committee of the whole for the further consideration of House substitute for Council Bill No. 43.

After the committee of the whole had arisen, the House was called to order, and the chairman of the committee made the following report:

I am instructed by the committee of the whole to report that they have had under consideration House substitute for Council Bill No. 43, and they recommend the adoption of sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, with amendments.

Jr. Wharton moved the adoption of the report of the committee. Motion prevailed.

Mr. Wharton moved that House substitute for Council Bill No. 43 be made a special order for 2 p. m.

Motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Barnes, the House took a recess until 2 p. m.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

Thursday, 2 p. m. House met pursuant to adjournment, with Mr. Guyer, Speaker pro tem., in the chair.

Roll was called, and the following members were present :

Celso Baca, M. 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.

House substitute for Council Bill No. 43 was the special order for 2 p. m.

On motion of Mr. Barnes, the House resolved itself into the committee of the whole for the further consideration of House substitute for Council Bill No. 43.

Mr. Leib moved that Mr. Guyer, the present occupant of the chair, act as chairman of the committee of the whole.

Motion prevailed.

After the committee of the whole had arisen, the House was called to order, and Mr. Guver, the chairman of the committee of the whole, made the following report:

Mr. Speaker: Your committee of the whole House to whom was referred House substitute for Council Bill No. 43 have had the same under consideration, and I am instructed by said committee to report that they have adopted sections 1 to 10 inclusive, and that such committee decided to arise and report progress to the House.

Mr. Wharton moved that the report of the committee be adopted. Motion prevailed. Mr. Wharton moved that House substitute for Council Bill No. 13 be read a third time by title preparatory to its passage.

Vr. Barnes moved an amendment to strike out the word “that" in line 25, section 17, of the printed bill.

Mr. Gallegos moved an amendment to strike out the word "col

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