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Mr. Prouty moved that the rules be suspended and that House Concurrent Resolution No. 3 be adopted.

The roll call upon the motion resulted: Ayes: Ballinger, Becker, Bone, Bryan, Craig, Daniels, Ferris, Fuller, Gandy, Gayman, Hogg, Ingmire, Levy, Logan, Lydick, Maxwell, McBride, Noffsinger, Prouty, Robinson, Ross, Taylor, Walker, Wood, Mr. Speaker, 25; nays: 0; absent: Jester, 1. The motion carried.

By unanimous consent the following bills were introduced and read the first time:

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Mr. Gandy moved that the rules be suspended and House Joint Resolution No. 4 be passed at this time.

The roll call on motion to adopt the resolution resulted: Ayes : Ballinger, Becker, Bone, Bryan, Craig, Daniels, Ferris, Fuller, Gandy, Gayman, Hogg, Ingmire, Levy, Logan, Lydick, Maxwell, McBride, Noffsinger, Prouty, Robinson, Ross, Taylor, Walker, Woods, Mr. Speaker, 25; nays: 0; absent: Jester, 1.

The roll call on motion to adopt the resolution resulted: Ayes: Ballinger, Becker, Bone, Bryan, Craig, Daniels, Ferris, Fuller, Gandy, Gayman, Hogg, Ingmire, Levy, Logan, Lydick, Maxwell, McBride, Noffsinger, Prouty, Robinson, Ross, Taylor, Walker, Woods, Mr. Speaker, 25; nays: 0; absent: Jester, 1.

The Committee on Enrolled and Engrossed Bills reported as follows:

Mr. Speaker:

The Committee on Enrolled and Engrossed Bills, having compared House Bills Nos. 19, 53, 1 and 9, report the same correctly engrossed.

B. B. BONE,

Chairman. The report was adopted.

Mr. Lydick moved that substitute for House Bill No. 37 do pass. The roll call resulted: Ayes: Ballinger, Becker, Bone, Bryan, Craig, Daniels, Ferris, Fuller, Gandy, Gayman, Hogg, Ingmire, Levy, Logan, Lydick, Maxwell, McBride, Noffsinger, Prouty, Robinson, Ross, Taylor, Walker, Woods, Mr. Speaker, 25; nays: 0; absent: Jester, 1.

The Speaker declared the substitute passed and the enacting and entitling clauses agreed to.

The roll call on the final passage of House Bill No. 19 resulted: Ayes: Ballinger, Becker, Bone, Bryan, Craig, Daniels, Ferris, Fuller, Gandy, Gayman, Hogs, Ingmire, Levy, Logan, Lydick, Maxwell, McBride, Noffsinger, Prouty, Robinson, Ross, Taylor, Walker, Woods, Mr. Speaker, 25; nays: 0; absent: Jester, 1.

The roll call on the final passage of House Bill No. 53 resulted: Ayes: Ballinger, Becker, Bone, Bryan, Craig, Daniels, Ferris, Fuller, Gandy, Gayman, Hogg, Ingmire, Levy, Logan, Lydick, Maxwell, Bride, Notfsinger, Prouty, Robinson, Ross, Taylor, Walker, Woods, Mr. Speaker, 25; nays: 0; absent: Jester, 1.

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The roll call on the final passage of House Bill No. 9 resulted: Ayes: Balinger, Becker, Bone, Bryan, Craig, Daniels, Ferris, Fuller, Gandy, Gayman, Hogy, Ingmire, Levy, Logan, Lydick, Maxwell, Prouty, Ross, Taylor, Walker, Woods, Mr. Speaker, 22; nays: McBride, Noffsinger, Robinson, 3; absent: Jester, 1.

Mr. Ballinger moved that House Bill No. 1 be referred back to the committee of the whole for further amendments. The motion was lost.

Mr. Gandy moved that the bill do pass.

The roll call on final passage of House Bill No. 1, resulted: Ayes: Becker, Bone, Bryan, Craig, Daniels, Ferris, Fuller, Gandy, Gayman, Hogg, Ingmire, Levy, Logan, Maxwell, Noffsinger, Prouty, Robinson, Ross, Taylor, Walker, Woods, Mr. Speaker, 22; nays: Ballinger, Lydick, McBride, 3; absent: Jester, 1.

Mr. Ballinger explained that he voted “No," because this bill causes the people of Beaver County to remove from that County more than one million dollars worth of property in less than sixty days, which is a great hardship; that in moving these cattle at this time of the year many of them will die, and the passing of the bill is against the desire and wishes of the best part of the citizenship of Beaver County; that it unjustly takes away their right to say whether they want a herd law.

Mr. McBride explained his vote, saying that he voted "No," because he believes the bill to be injurious to the majority of the people of Beaver County, for the citizens cannot at this time remove their cattle from the county without great loss; that it is unjust and unfair to ask them to do so.

Mr. Lydick explained his vote that “Whereas, the cattlemen of Beaver County have invested their money in Beaver County with the expectation of the present law protecting them for two years more, and that it is an injustice to the citizens of Beaver County, I vote No."

Mr. Gandy moved that the House resolve itself into a committee of the whole for the purpose of considering bills on the calendar. The motion carried, and Mr. Taylor was asked to take the chair.

The committee of the whole a rose and reported that House Bills Nos. 14 and No. 30 do pass. The report was adopted.

Mr. Robinson moved that House Bills No, 14 and No. 30 be ordered engrossed and placed upon their final passage.

Mr. Lydick moved that the House resolve into a committee of the whole for the purpose of considering bills on the calendar. The motion was lost.

Requests were made that House Bill No. 98 be referred to Committee on Penitentiary and Reformatory instead of to Committee on Judiciary; House Bill No. 120 to Judiciary instead of Appropriations; House Bill No. 5 to Judiciary Committee instead of Ways and Means; there being no objections the changes were made.

Victor Decker was appointed Assistant House Stenographer and took the oath of office.

Upon motion the House adjourned until 10 o'clock A. M., January 26, 1905.

JESSE B. NORTON,

Speaker.

SEVENTEENTH DAY

Guthrie, Oklahoma Territory,

Thursday, January 26, 1905.

MORNING SESSION.

The House convened pursuant to adjournment with the Speaker in the chair.

Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.

The roll call showed all members present except Mr. Jester, excused by the Speaker.

The Journal of the previous day was read, corrected and approved.
The Judiciary Committee reported as follows:

Mr. Speaker:

The Committee on Judiciary recommend that House Bill No. 28 do not pass, and that House Bill No. 93, amended by committee, do pass.

W. W. NOFFSINGER,

Chairman. The report was adopted.

The Committee on Railroads reported as follows:

Mr. Speaker:

The Committee on Railroads recommend that House Bill No. 94

do not pass.

WESLEY TAYLOR,

Chairman.

Mr. Noffsinger moved that House Bill No. 94 be printed and placed on the calendar, as a substitute for the report of the Committee.

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