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On motion, The petition was referred to Committee on County Seats and County Boundaries.

Mr. Wasson, on leave, introduced,

H. B. No. 25, “A bill for an act to establish a ferry across the Missouri river at Wyoming city, Nebraska Territory."

Which, on motion,
Was referred to Committee on Internal Improvements.
Mr. Stewart, on leave introduced,

H. B. No. 26, “An act to amend an act entitled, an act for revising, consolidating and preparing a general code for the Territory of Nebraska, approved January 26, 1856."

Which was read first and second time, and referred to Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Rankin, from Committee on Roads, to which was referred

C. B. No. 13, “A bill for an act to amend an act entitled, an act for locating, opening, repairing and changing county roads, approved January 26, 1856,"

Reported the same back to the House with the following amendments, viz :

In section two; strike out “two dollars," and insert in place thereof, “ three dollars;" in the same section strike out “one dollar and fifty cents," and insert “two dollars."

In section five, strike out the word "written."

In section seven, after the words “official bond,” insert the words, “ to pay; and after the word county, insert a fine not less than five dollars nor exceeding fifty dollars, to be recovered by civil action.”

In section eleven, strike out “two dollars," and insert “three dollars."

In section twelve, first line, before the word “annual,” insert “semi,” and after the word “ April,” insert “and October;" and in same section strike out one dollar and a half” and insert “two dollars;" and after the word “settlement,” in second line, insert the words, “under oath."

"§ 13. If any person appointed supervisor shall, after reasonable notice, fail to qualify and enter upon the duties of his office in due time, or, when appointed and qualified, shall neglect or refuse to account according to law, for any moneys which may come into his hands by the provisions of this act, he shall be fined ten dollars; if said fine is for non-acceptance of his office, payment of the same shall exempt him from reappointment for one year.”

On motion, the report was received.
On motion of Mr. Mason,

The House now went into Committee of the Whole, for the considera tion of the bill and the report thereon, Mr. Mason in the Chair.

While in Committee of the Whole, the Speaker took the Chair for the purpose of receiving the following messages from the Council :

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COUNCIL CHAMBER,

Oct. 7, 1858. Mr. Speaker :

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

C. B. No. 30, “An act to amend sections numbers forty-two, fortythree and fifty-three of chapter number three of the Third Session Laws," and

C. B. No. 58, “ Joint Memorial and Resolution relative to the Ponca Indians," And the concurrence of the House is requested.

S. M. CURRAN, Chief Clerk.

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COUNCIL CHAMBER,

Oct. 7, 1858. Mr. Speaker :

I am instructed to inform your honorable body that the Council has passed C. B. No. 49, "A bill to incorporate a seminary in Cass county,"

Also,
C. B. No. 50, “A bill to incorporate a university in Cass county,"

Also,
C. B. No. 51, “ A bill to incorporate the Dempster Biblical Institute,"

Also,
C. B. No. 20, “A memorial for a land grant,"
And the concurrence of the house is requested.

I also inform you that the Council has concurred in the amendments of the House to C. B. No. 15, "An act providing for the appointment of deputies."

S. M. CURRAN,

Chief Clerk.

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

C. B. No. 13, “A bill for an act to amend an act entitled 'An act for locating, opening, repairing and changing county roads,' approved January 26, 1856,"

With the amendments proposed to the same by the Committee on Roads, together with the following, adopted in Committee of the Whole, and recommended its passage with these amendments.

Sec. 14. The supervisor shall collect all specific tax, levied on lands for road purposes, by giving three days' notice in writing to all persons owning lands and living in his district, by leaving a written notice at such person's usual place of residence, specifying the time and place where such tax may be paid in work; said supervisor shall also post one such notice in some public place in his district. The supervisor shall allow all persons working out said specific tax three dollars per day; and all lands upon which said tax is not paid according to notice,

the supervisor shall, on the first Monday of November of each year, return to the collector of taxes, as delinquent, and then said collector shall proceed to collect said tax for the benefit of said road district, as delinquent taxes on lands are collected in other cases.

Said taxes, when collected, to be paid to said supervisor to be expended according to law.

$ 15. Every road laid out under the provisions of this act shall be sixty-six feet wide.

$ 16. All acts and parts of acts conflicting with this act are hereby repealed.

Also, In section three, strike out the words, “in the book in which the proceedings of the board of commissioners are kept," and insert “in a book to be kept for that purpose.”

Also, In section six, strike out the words, "action of debt," and insert " civil action."

Mr. Mason moved that the amendments reported by the Committee of the whole be adopted.

Carried.

Mr. Gwyer moved to amend section fourteen, by striking out “three dollars," and inserting in place thereof, "one dollar and a half."

Mr. Rankin moved to insert" four dollars."
Mr. Briggs moved to insert "two dollars."
Question first had on inserting “four dollars."
Ayes and nays called:

Ayes.—Messrs. Clark, Clayes, Daily, Fleming, Noel, Rankin, Roeder, Shields, Steele, Steinberger, Wattles.-11.

Nays-Messrs. Bramble, Briggs, Cassell, Collier, Davis of Washington, Dean, Gwyer, Hall, Lee, Marquette, Mason, Norwood, Stewart, Taffe, Wasson, Young.-16.

Lost.
Question had on inserting "two dollars."
Ayes and nays called:
Ayes--Messrs. Briggs, Collier, Hall, Wasson.-4.

Nays-Messrs. Bramble, Cassell, Clark, Clayes, Davis of Washington, Daily, Dean, Fleming, Gwyer, Lee, Marquette, Noel, Norwood, Rankin, Roeder, Shields, Steele, Steinberger, Stewart, Taffe, Wasson, Wattles, Young.-23.

Lost.
Question had on inserting "one dollar and a half.”
Ayes and nays had:
Ayes-Messrs. Briggs, Gwyer, Hall, Mason.–4.
Nays-Messrs. Bramble, Cassell, Clark, Clayes, Collier, Davis of

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Washington, Daily, Dean, Fleming, Lee, Marquette, Noel, Norwood,
Rankin, Roeder, Shields, Steele, Steinberger, Stewart, Taffe, Wasson,
Wattles, Young.–23.

On motion of Mr. Rankin,
The bill was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.
On motion of Mr. Steele,
The House took a recess until 3 o'clock P. M.

3 o'clock P. M.

The House having been called to order,
On motion of Mr. Briggs,
The business on the Speaker's table was taken up.

C. B. No. 58, “Joint Memorial and Resolution relative to the Ponca Indians,"

Was read first, second and third time, passed and title agreed to.
C. B. No. 20," Memorial for a land grant,"
Was read first and second time.
Mr. Gwyer moved to refer the bill to Committee on Federal Relations.
Lost.
Mr. Bramble moved to refer to Committee on Roads.
Carried.

C. B. No. 30, “An act to amend sections forty-two, forty-three and fifty-three of chapter number three of the Third Session Laws,"

Was read first and second time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.

C. B. No. 49, “A bill to incorporate a seminary in Cass county,"
Was now taken up.
Mr. Fleming moved to refer to Committee on Judiciary.
Ayes and nays called:

Ayes—Messrs. Cassell, Clayes, Collier, Davis of Washington, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Mason, Noel, Steinberger.-10.

Nays-Messrs. Bramble, Briggs, Daily, Dean, Lee, Marquette, Rankin, Roeder, Shields, Steele, Stewart, Taffe, Wasson, Wattles.--14.

Lost.
Mr. Steele moved to refer the bill to the Committee of the Whole.
Lost.
Mr. Briggs moved to refer to Committee on Corporations.
Mr. Mason moved to refer to a special committee of three.
Mr. Daily moved the previous question, and was sustained.
Call of the House ordered.
Absent-Messrs. Clark and Norwood.
On motion of Mr. Briggs,
All further proceedings under call were dispensed with.
The main question was now ordered and put, viz :

The motion to refer to Committee on Incorporations.
Ayes and nays had:

Ayes-Messrs. Briggs, Davis of Washington, Daily, Lee, Marquette, Rankin, Roeder, Shields, Stewart, Taffe, Wasson, Wattles, Speaker.-13.

Nays—Messrs. Bramble, Cassell, Clark, Clayes, Collier, Dean, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Mason, Noel, Steele, Steinberger.-13.

Lost.

Mr. Mason, now moved to refer the bill to a special committee of five.

Carried.

The Chair appointed as such committee, Messrs. Mason, Stewart, Steinberger, Rankin and Briggs.

C. B. No. 50, " A bill to incorporate a university in Cass county,”
And
C. B. No. 51, “A bill to incorporate the Dempster Biblical Institute,"

Were, on motion,
Referred to same committee.
The Doorkeeper obtained leave of absence for two days.

Mr. Rankin, moved to reconsider the vote by which C. B. No. 13, “A bill for an act to amend an act entitled, an act for locating, opening, repairing and changing county roads, approved January 26, 1856" was laid over until to-morrow.

Carried.

Mr. Rankin now moved to suspend the rules, read the bill a third time by title and put it on its passage.

Mr. Gwyer moved to read the bill in full.
On which the ayes and nays were called:

Ayes—Messrs. Bramble, Briggs, Clark, Collier, Davis of Washington, Daily, Dean, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Lee, Marquette, Rankin, Roeder, Shields, Steele, Steinberger, Stewart, Wasson, Wattles.-20.

Nays-Messrs. Cassell, Taffe.-2.
Carried.
Mr. Daily moved to adjourn.
Lost.
Mr. Daily moved to lay the bill on the table.
Lost.
The bill was now read a third time,
Passsed and title agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Daily,
The House now adjourned at 5 o'clock P.M.

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