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And that lines seventeen and eighteen in said substitute be stricken out.

R. G. DOOM,
S. G. DAILY,
D. T. BRAMBLE,
HENRY W. DE PUY.

Mr. Young now moved to take up the apportionment bill and the reports thereon.

Messrs. Shields and Cassell obtained temporary leave of absence. Mr. Clayes now moved to take a recess until 21 o'clock P. M. Carried.

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

H. B. No. 133, "A bill for an act to locate a territorial road from Decatur to De Sota."

On motion of Mr. Rankin, The rules were suspended, the bill read the first second and third time, and put upon its passage,

On which the ayes and nays were called, and resulted as follows: Messrs. Steinberger, Doom and Lee excused from voting.

Ayes-Messrs. Collier, Daily, Dean, De Puy, Fleming Gwyer, Hall, Kline, Marquette, Noel, Ramsey, Rankin, Roeder, Shields, Steele, Stewart, Wattles, Young.–18.

Nays—Mr. Seymour.-1.

Carried.
The bill passed and title agreed to.
Mr. De Puy, on leave, introduced

H. B. No. 134, “A bill for an act to establish a ferry over the Elkhorn river at Fontenelle,"

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

Mr. De Puy, on leave, also introduced

H. B. No. 135, "A bill for an act to establish the county of Merick to define the boundaries and locate the county seat thereof,

Read first and second time, and referred to Committee on County Seats and County Boundaries."

Mr. Marquette, on leave, introduced

H. B. No. 136, “A bill for an act to change the boundaries of Calhoun county,"

Read first, second and third time, passed and title agreed to.

Mr. Kline, from the Committee on Ways and Means, made the following report of the majority of that committee:

The majority of the committee to whom was referred
C. B. No. 12, “A bill for an act for the relief of Margaretta Cuming,"

Respectfully recommend the passage of the bill. The facts ascertained by an examination of papers on file in the Secretary's office, are, that T. B. Cuming, late Secretary of this Territory, at various times did, by instruction and recommendation of the General Assembly, pay sums of money amounting, in the aggregate, to the sum specified in said bill, which amounts were disallowed by the general government.

Your committee therefore deem the passage of this act but a simple act of justice to the widow of the late Secretary.

Respectfully submitted,

L. M. KLINE,
B. P. RANKIN,

WM. C. FLEMING. Mr. Kline, on leave, introduced

H. B. No. 137, “A bill for an act to incorporate the Cuming City Ferry Company,"

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

Mr. Steinberger, on leave, introduced

H. B. No. 138, "An act to locate and establish a territorial road from Omaha to the town of Dryden, Douglas county,”

Read first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Roads.
Mr. Rankin, from special committee, reported back
C. B. No. 69, "An act to amend the charter of Bellevue,"
Without amendment, and recommend its passage.
Bill was then taken up, read third time passed and title agreed to.
Mr. Seymour from the Committee on Corporations reported back

H. B. No. 132, "An act to establish a ferry across the Platte river at the mouth of Salt creek, Sarpy county, Nebraska Territory," Without amendment and recommend its passage.

On motion of Mr. Rankin The rules were suspended, bill read third time, passed and title agreed to.

Mr. Collier, on leave, introduced

H. B. No. 139, “A bill for an act to regulate the disposal and entry of town sites,"

Read first and second time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Hall from Committee on Accounts and Expenditures made the following report:

Your committee on accounts and expenditures to whom was referred

H. B. No. 125, A bill for an act to provide for the copying, indexing and proof reading of the journal and laws passed at the extra and regular session of the Legislature of Nebraska during the year 1858,

Also, H. B. No. 116, A bill for an act to authorize the treasurer of the Territory to purchase a safe for territorial purposes,"

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H. B. No. 124, "Joint resolution relative to engrossing and enrolling clerks,'

Having had the said bills under consideration ask leave to report back the same without amendments and recommend their passage.

WM. B. HALL,
R. W. STEELE,

STEPHEN H. WATTLES. Mr. Hall moved that

H. B. No. 125, “A bill for an act to provide for copying, indexing and proof reading of the journals and laws passed at the extra and regular sessions of the Legislature of Nebraska during the year 1858,"

Be read third time and put upon its passage.
Carried.
Bill read a third time, passed and title agreed to.

H. B. No. 116, “A bill for an act to authorize the treasurer of the territory to purchase a safe for territorial purposes,”

Was now taken up.
Read the third time passed and title agreed to.

H. B. No. 124, “ Joint resolutions relative to engrossing and enrolling clerks,"

Was now taken up,
Mr. Hall moved to fill the blanks with "three dollars per day."
Mr. Marquette moved to fill the blank with "four dollars per day.”
Mr. Steinberger moved to fill the blank with "six dollars per day.”
Question first had on last motion.
Carried.
Bill was read the third time, passed and title agreed to.

Consideration of the motion pending when the House took a recess this morning, viz, to take up the apportionment bill, with the reports thereon, resumed. Mr. Stewart moved to lay the motion on the table, On which, the ages and nays were demanded:

Ayes-Messrs. Bramble, Briggs, Clayes, Collier, Davis of Washington, Gwyer, Kline, Rankin, Roeder, Seymour, Shields, Steele, Steinberger, Stewart, Taffe.-15.

Nays-Messrs. Davis of Cass, Daily, Dean, Doom, De Puy, Flening, Hall, Lee, Marquette, Mason, Noel, Ramsey, Wattles, Young, Speaker. 15.

Lost.
Mr. Rankin, on leave, introduced

H. B. No. 140, “Memorial and joint resolution asking for an apporpriation of thirty thousand dollars to complete the Capitol,”

Read first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds.

Question occurred on Mr: Doom's motion to take up the apportionment bill,

On which the ayes and nays were demanded:
Ayes-Messrs. Bramble, Briggs, Clayes, Collier, Davis of Cass, Davis

of Washington, Daily, Dean, Doom, De Puy, Fleming, Lee, Marquette, Noel, Ramsey, Seymour, Shields, Taffe, Young, Speaker.—20.

Nays-Messrs. Gwyer, Hall, Kline, Mason, Rankin, Roeder, Steele, Steinberger, Stewart, Wattles.—10.

Carried.

Mr. Steinberger moved that the House resolve itself into Committee of the whole, to take into consideration the bill.

Lost.

Mr. Marquette moved that the amendment reported by the majority of the committee be adopted.

Mr. Gwyer moved to lay the motion to adopt the amendment of the majority of the committee, on the table,

On which the ayes and nays were demanded:

Ayes-Messrs. Briggs, Gwyer, Roeder, Seymour, Steele, Steinberger.-6.

Nays-Messrs. Bramble, Clayes, Collier, Davis of Cans, Davis of Washington, Daily, Dean, Doom, De Puy, Fleming, Hall, Kline, Lee, Marquette, Mason, Noel, Ramsey, Rankin, Stewart, Taffe, Wattles, Young.-22.

Lost.

Question on motion to adopt the amendment proposed by the majority of the committee.

Carried.
Message from the Council:

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COUNCIL CHAMBER,

Nov. 1, 1858. Mr. Speaker:

I herewith return to your honorable body

H. B. No. 125, “A bill for an act to provide for the copying, indexing and proof reading of the journals and laws passed at the extra and regular session of the Legislative Assembly of Nebraska, during the year 1858," The same having passed the Council without amendment.

S. M. CURRAN, Chief Clerk.

Mr. Gwyer moved to strike out “six” where reference was made to Douglas county, and insert "seven” in place thereof.

The following message from the Council was received:

COUNCIL CHAMBER,

COM.B, 1858.}

Mr. Speaker:

I am instructed to inform your honorable body that the Council has passed

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C. B. No. 150, “ Joint resolution relative to adjournment of the present session of the Legislature," And the concurrence of the House is requested.

S. M. CURRAN, Chief Clerk. Mr. Rankin moved to lay on the table the whole matter before the House, with the exception of the minority report and the substitute recommended therein.

Ayes and nays called:

Ayes-Messrs. Briggs, Clayes, Collier, Gwyer, Kline, Rankin, Roeder, Seymour, Shields, Steele, Steinberger, Stewart.-12.

Nays-Messrs. Bramble, Davis of Cass, Daily, Dean, Doom, De Puy, Fleming, Hall, Lee, Marquette, Noel, Norwood, Ramsey, Taffe, Wattles, Young.-16.

Lost.
Mr. Taffe now moved to lay the motion to amend on the table.
Carried.
Mr. Gwyer moved to postpone until to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock.
Lost.
The following message from His Excellency the Governor was received:

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, Omaha City,

November 1, 1858. To the House of Representatives :

Mr. Speaker : The Governor directs me to announce to your honorable body, that he has signed and approved the following bills, to wit:

"An act to organize and define the boundaries, and locate the county seat of Dixon county,"

Also, "An act to provide for the copying, indexing and proof reading of the journals and laws, passed at the extra and regular sessions of the Legislature of Nebraska, during the year 1858.”

J. McCONIHE,

Private Secretary. Mr. Steinberger moved to amend the bill, by striking out " three," where reference is made to Sarpy county, and insert "two” in place thereof, and to give one member in common to Douglas and Sarpy counties.

Mr. Rankin moved to lay the motion on the table.
Carried.
Mr. Dean moved to lay the motion on the table.
Carried.
Ayes and nays called:

Ayes-Messrs. Briggs, Clayes, Collier, Daily, De Puy, Gwyer, Hall, Kline, Noel, Roeder, Seymour, Steele, Steinberger, Stewart, Taffe.--15.

Nays-Messrs. Davis of Cass, Davis of Washington, Dean, Doom,

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