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Mr. Seymour moved that the House go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of

H. B. No. 6, “A bill for an act to provide for the valuation and assessment of the real and personal property and for the levying and collection of taxes in the Terrritory of Nebraska,"

Carried.

And the House went into Committee of the Whole, Mr. Seymour in the Chair.

During the sitting of the committee the Speaker took the Chair to receive the following message from the Council:

COUNCIL CHAMBER,

Oct. 23, 1858.}

Mr. Speaker :

I am instructed to inform you that the Council has passed

C. B. No. 111, “A bill for an act to legalize the rail road election of Douglas county, held July 16, 1857,

And the concurrence of the House is respectfully requested.

I have also to inform you that the Council have refused to concur in the amendments of the House to

C. B. No. 3, “ An act to exempt the homestead of families from forcible sale."

I also return

H. B. No. 53, “A bill for an act to locate a territorial road from Nebraska city to Platte river,”

The same having passed the Council with the following amendment, add at the end of the fifth section the words “in proportion to the length of the road in each,"

Also, H. B. No. 54, “A bill for an act to locate a territorial road from Wyoming to Salt creek,"

The same having passed the Council with the following amendment: add at the end of section three the words “in proportion to the length of the road in eacb."

S. M. CURRAN, Chief Clerk. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, N. T.,

Omaha, Oct. 23, 1858. Mr. Speaker:

I arn instructed by the Governor to inform the House, that he has signed and approved

A memorial and joint resolution, asking for additional mail services from Dakota city to Niobrarah, on the Running Water river,

Also, A joint resolution and memorial relative to the Yancton Sioux Indians, and the treaty negotiated with them,

Also, A bill for an act to establish permanently the county seat of Richardson county, by a vote of the people.

J, MOCONIHE, Private Secretary.

The House having resumed business,
Mr. Seymour, from Committee of the Whole, reported

H. B. No. 6, “A bill for an act to provide for the valuation and assessment of the real and personal property, and for the levying and collection of taxes in the Territory of Nebraska,

With sundry amendments thereto, and recommended their adoption.

Mr. Mason presented a petition from certain citizens of Otoe county, in relation to the erection of a court house and jail in that county.

Referred to a special committee of three, consisting of Messrs. Mason, Hall and Lee.

Mr. Noel, from Committee of Engrossing and Enrolling Bills, reported House Bills Nos. 63 and 67 as correctly engrossed.

Also, that H.B. No. 59, “A memorial and joint resolution, asking for an increase of mail services from Dakota city to Niobrarah, on the Running Water river."

H. B. No. 14, "An act to establish permanently the county seat of Richardson county," and

H. B. No. 65, “Joint memorial and resolution relative to the Yancton Sioux Indians, and the treaty negotiated with them,"

Had this day been laid before the Governor for his approval or rejection.

On motion of Mr. Taffe,
The House took recess until 21 o'clock P. M.

21 o'clock P. M. The Speaker took the Chair, and called the House to order. Mr. De Puy, on leave, introduced

H. B. No. 86, "A bill for an act to incorporate the city of Genoa, in Monroe county,”

Read first and second time, and referred to Committee on Corporations.

Also,

H. B. No. 87, “A bill for an act to establish a territorial road from Omaha, in Douglas county, to Fontenelle, in Dodge county,"

Read first and second time, and referred to Committee on Roads.
Mr. Noel, on leave, introduced

H. B. No. 88, “An act to authorize the formation of companies for the detection and apprehension of horse thieves and other felons, and defining their powers.” Read first and second time, and referred to Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Gwyer gave notice of a bill to authorize certain parties to construct a telegraph line from Omaha city to Salt Lake city, Utah Territory.

Mr. Bramble offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That on the final passage of all bills, the ayes and nays shall be called.

Laid over under rule.
Mr. Collier offered the following preamble and resolution:

Whereas, Evil disposed persons have taken malicious pleasure in circulating false reports, injurious to the reputation of the people of this Territory, and of this House, and it is evident that a false and ridiculous hoax has been imposed upon the editor of the Milwaukie Wisconsin. Be it

Resolved, That the editor of the Milwaukie Wisconsin be and is hereby kindly invited to the floor of this House, and assured within his own sanctum or by his own fireside, he is not more safe than he will be in the halls of the House of Representatives of the Territory of Nebraska.

Laid over under rule.

H. B. No. 6, “A bill for an act to provide for the valuation and assessment of the real and personal property, and for the levying and collection of taxes in the Territory of Nebraska,"

Was now taken up, and the amendments thereto, reported by the Committee of the Whole, adopted.

On motion,
The bill was read a first and second time.
Mr. Rankin, from a special committee, to which was referred

H. B. No. 28, “A bill for an act to organize, define the boundaries and locate the county seat of Dixon county," Reported the same back with a substitute therefor.

On motion,
The substitute was adopted.

Read first and second time, and ordered engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Clayes, C. B. No. 111, “A bill for an act to legalize the rail road election of Douglas county, held July 16, 1857," Was taken up.

The bill was then read a first and second time, and referred to a special committee of eight, consisting of Messrs. Clayes, Seymour, Roeder, Gwyer, Stewart, Briggs, Steinberger and Steele.

On motion, H. B. No. 39, “A bill for an act to restrain sheep and swine from running at large in Cass, Otoe, Nemaha, Richardson and Pawnee counties," Was now taken up.

Mr. Daily moved to amend section ten, by inserting “one-sixth” in place of “one-fourth.”

Lost.
Mr. Mason moved to strike out all after the enacting clause.
Lost.
Mr. Clark moved to amend as follows:

In section twelve strike out all after the word “shall," and insert as follows, viz: “become a law in any of the counties named in the title of the bill, except Pawnee, whenever it shall be approved by a majority of the legal votes in such county."

Mr. Lee moved to amend the amendment by excepting Otoe county. Lost. Question on amendment. Carried. Mr. Mason inoved to amend section ten, by striking out the words "induce an election in their respective county," and inserting the word " vote."

Carried.
Mr. Lee moved to strike out section ten.
Lost.
The bill was then ordered engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

H. B. No. 6, “A bill for an act to provide for the valuation and assessment of the real and personal property, and the levying and collection of taxes in the Territory of Nebraska,"

Was now taken up.

Mr. Taffe moved to amend section one by striking out all of lines twenty-one and twenty-two, except the words "private libraries."

Lost. Mr. Taffe moved to strike out all of section five. Carried. Mr. Taffe moved to amend section six, by inserting after the word "list," in the first line, the words " of each person.”

Carried.

Mr. Taffe moved to amend section three, by striking out all between the words, "state" and "are” in the fourth and fifth lines.

Carried.

Mr. Taffe moved to strike out all that portion of section two, embraced between the words “union” and “money,” in lines seventeen and eighteen.

Carried.
The bill was now ordered engrossed for a third reading on to-

morrow.

Resolution relative to furnishing copies of the Criminal Code for members,

Was now taken up.
Mr. Gwyer moved to fill blank in resolution by inserting "twenty."
Mr. De Puy moved to insert " forty."
Carried.
Mr. De Puy moved that three cents per copy be allowed.
Mr. Collier moved to lay the motion on the table.
Carried.

Mr. Hall moved to reconsider the vote by which the blank was filled, by inserting “forty.”

Carried.
Question on inserting " forty."
Lost.
Mr. Briggs moved to insert “twenty-five.”
Mr. Mason moved to insert “thirty."
Carried.
Mr. Gwyer now moved that the resolution be adopted.
Carried.

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MONDAY, October 25, 1858. House met at the usual hour. Prayer by the Chaplain. Journal read and approved. Mr. Clark offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That no member shall be allowed to speak more than ten minutes at one time, nor more than once to the same subject under debate."

Laid over under rule.
Mr. Clark, on leave, introduced

H. B. No. 89, “ An act to locate a territorial road from Brownville, in Nemaha county, to Kingston, in Johnson county,"

Read a first and second time, and referred to Committee on Roads. Mr. Clark also introduced

H. B. No. 90, “An act to prohibit the issue and circulation of unauthorized bauk paper,"

Read a first and second time, and referred to Committee on Banks and Currency.

Mr. Gwyer, on leave, introduced

H. B. No. 91, “ An act to incorporate the Omaha City and Salt Lake Telegraph Company,"

Which was read a first and second time.
Mr. Gwyer moved to refer the bill to a select committee of three.
Lost.
Mr. Seymour moved to refer to Committee on Corporations.
Lost.
Question had on motion for a select committee.
Carried.
Committee-Messrs. Gwyer, Seymour and Steinberger.
Mr. Seymour, on leave, introduced

H. B. No. 92, " A bill for an act to locate a territorial road from Omaha city, via Hazleton, to Forrest city in Sarpy county,"

Read first and second time and referred to Committee on Roads.
Mr. Roeder, on leave, introduced

H. B. No. 93, "A bill for an act to incorporate the West Point Ferry and Bridge Company,

Read first and second time and referred to Committee on Corporatione. Mr. Clayes from special committee to which was referred,

C. B. No. 111, “A bill for an act to legalize the rail road election of Douglas county, held July 16, 1857,"

Reported the same back without amendment and recommended its passage.

Mr. Kline presented remonstrances and affidavits from citizens of

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