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FRIDAY, October 8th, 1858. House met at the usual hour. Prayer by the Chaplain. Journal read and approved.

Mr. Stewart moved that the rule adopted in the early part of the session excluding special legislation be rescinded.

On this motion, Mr. Fleming moved the previous question, and was sustained; and the main question ordered.

The main question being put,
The
ayes
and

nays were had: Ayes—Messrs. Bramble, Davis of Washington, Daily, Shields, Steele, Stewart, Wattles, Young.–8.

Nays-Messrs. Briggs. Cassell, Clark, Clayes, Collier, Dean, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Lee, Mason, Noel, Rankin, Roeder, Seymour, Steinberger, Taffe, Wasson.-18.

Lost.
Mr. Wasson moved a temporary suspension of the same rule,
Mr. Clayes moved to lay the motion on the table.
On which the

ayes
and

nays were called: Ayes-Messrs. Cassell, Clark, Clayes, Collier, Dean, Fleming, Gwyer, Hall, Lee, Mason, Noel, Roeder, Seymour, Sbields, Steinberger.-15.

Nays-Messrs. Bramble, Briggs, Davis of Washington, Daily, Rankin, Steele, Stewart, Taffe, Wasson, Wattles, Young.-11.

Carried.

Mr. Dean gave notice of a bill to restrain hogs and sheep from running at large in Pawnee county.

Mr. Dean, on leave, introduced

H. B. No. 27, “ A bill to locate a territorial road from Rulo to Blue Springs,"

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

Mr. Davis of Washington gave notice of a bill to relocate the seat of justice of Washington county

Mr. Hall gave notice of a bill to provide for the erection of a court house and jail in Otoe county.

Mr. Fleming, from Committee on Federal Relations, submitted the following report: Mr. Speaker:

The Committee on Federal Relations, to whom was referred C. B. No. 35, “ Joint memorial and resolution, relative to the construction of a wagon road from the Platte river to the Kansas line," would most respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and after carefully examining the subject, deem it unnecessary to present an extended argument for the purpose of impressing upon this House the importance of a thoroughfare so obviously of public utility.

Your Committee would therefore most respectfully beg leave to report the same back to this House, and recommend its passage.

WM. C. FLEMING, Ch'n,
WM. J. YOUNG,
A. C. DEAN,
W. A. GWYER.

T. M. MARQUETTE.
On motion of Mr. Gwyer,
The report was adopted.

C. B. No. 35, “Joint memorial and resolution relative to the construction of a wagon road from the Platte river to the Kansas line,"

Was now taken up, read third time, passed, and title agreed to.

Mr. Davis of Washington, from Committee on County Seats and County Boundaries, made the following report:

Your committee, to whom was referred the petitions from Dixon and Dakota counties, praying for the organization of a new county to be called “Dixon," having had the same under consideration, beg leave to report the accompanying bill and recommend its passage.

CHARLES D. DAVIS, Chairman,
8. G. DAILY,

D. T. BRAMBLE.
On motion,
The report was received.

H. B. No. 28, "A bill for an act to organize the county of Dixon, define the boundaries, and locate the county seat thereof," Accompanying the foregoing report, was now taken up, and

On motion, Referred to a select committee of three, consisting of Messrs. Rankin, Dean and Fleming.

Mr. Stewart gave notice of a bill to regulate limited partnerships.

The Speaker of the House obtained leave of absence until Monday next.

Mr. Rankin, from Committee on Roads, reported back
C. B. No. 20,“ Memorial for a land grant,
Without amendment, and recommended its passage.

On motion,
The report was adopted, and
The bill read third time, passed, and title agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Steele,
Business on Speaker's table was taken up.
H. B. No. 20, "A bill for an act regulating ferries,"
Was read second time.

Mr. Davis of Washington moved that the House go into Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the bill.

Carried, and

The House went into Committee of the Whole, Mr. Davis in the chair.

While in Committee of the Whole, the Speaker took the chair in order to receive the following message from the Council:

COUNCIL CHAMBER,

Oct. 8, 1858. S Mr. Speaker:

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

C. B. No. 58, "An act to remunerate Wm. S. Walker for copying the CriminalCode,' And the concurrence of the House is requested.

S. M. CURRAN, Chief Clerk. The House having resumed business,

Mr. Davis of Washington, from the Committee of the Whole, reported back to the House H. B. No. 20, “A bill for an act regulating ferries,” and recommended that it be referred to a select committee of five, and that Mr. Fleming be chairman of said committee.

On motion, The report was adopted, and The Chair appointed as such committee, Messrs. Fleming, Mason, Rankin, Taffe and Daily.

Mr. Collier moved that Mr. Fleming be declared elected Speaker pro tem., during the absence of the Speaker.

Carried.

C. B. No. 58, “ An act to remunerate Wm. S. Walker for copying the • Criminal Code,'

Was read a first and second time, and referred to Committee on Ways and Means.

On motion of Mr. Mason,
The House now adjourned at 12 o'clock M.

SATURDAY, October 9, 1858. House met at the usual hour. Prayer by the Chaplain. Journal read and approved. Mr. Hall, on leave, introduced,

H. B. No. 29, "An act to provide for the erection of a court house and jail in the county of Otoe,"

Which was read a first and second time, and referred to a select Committee of Three,

Consisting of Messrs. Hall, Lee, and Wasson.

Mr. Shields gave notice of a bill to locate and establish a territorial road from Bellevue to Forrest city.

Also, Of a bill to locate and establish a road from Bellevue to Elkhorn city. Mr. Steinberger, on leave, introduced,

H. B. No. 30, “An act to repeal certain acts of the Legislative Assembly.”

Which was read a first and second time and referred to Committee on Banks and Currency.

Mr. Steinberger presented a memorial from the citizens of Platte and Monroe counties, asking for an appropriation for repairing the embankment at the end of the bridge known as the Elkhorn bridge, across the Elkhorn river.

Which was referred to Committee on Roads.
Mr. Stewart, on leave, introduced
H. B. No. 31, "An act concerning limited partnerships,"

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

Mr. Steele gave notice of a bill for a territorial road, beginning at Florence, and intersecting the military road at or near the bridge on the Little Pappillion.

Mr. Briggs gave notice of a bill entitled "An act to change the time of holding general elections."

Mr. Dean presented a petition relative to a road from Rulo to Blue Springs, Which was referred to Committee on Roads.

Mr. Rankin gave notice of a bill to amend the city charter of the city of Bellevue, in Sarpy county.

Mr. Marquette moved that the rule of this House prohibiting bills of a local nature from being introduced except for the purpose of reference to committees, be indefinitely suspended: Provided, that all bills or business of a general nature before the House, be disposed of on each day, before proceeding to act upon special legislation.

On which the ayes and nays were called:

Ayes.-Messrs. Bramble, Cassell, Collier, Davis of Washington, Daily, Hall, Lee, Marquette, Noel, Norwood, Shields, Steele, Stewart, Taffe, Wasson, Young.-16.

Nays.—Messrs. Briggs, Clark, Clayes, Dean, Gwyer, Rankin, Roeder, Seymour, Steinberger.-9.

A two-third vote being required to suspend the rule, the motion was lost.

Mr. Rankin moved to reconsider the last vote.
Carried.

Mr. Mason here gave notice of a bill entitled "An act to define the duties of officers."

The question recurring on the motion to suspend the rule,
Mr. Briggs moved to amend by suspending for this day only.
Carried.

Question on the motion as amended.
Carried.

Mr. Steinberger moved that the special order for this day be deferred until Wednesday next.

Carried.
Mr. Noel offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

Resolved, That the Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk of this House be authorized to employ an assistant, whenever the accumulation of business may require it.

Mr. Mason, from special committee, to which were referred
C. B. No. 49, “A bill to incorporate a seminary in Cass county,"

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,"

Reported the same back to the House, with sundry amendments to each bill, and recommended their passage as amended.

On motion of Mr. Clayes, The amendments proposed by the committee, to the three bills, were adopted by the House. The following message from the Council was now received:

COUNCIL CHAMBER,

Oct. 9, 1858. Mr. Speaker:

I am instructed to inform your honorable body that the Council have concurred in the amendments of the House to

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,'” in sections two, three, five, six, seven, eleven, twelve and sixteen, but the Council do not concur in the addition of sections thirteen, fourteen and fifteen.

S. M. CURRAN, Chief Clerk. Mr. Mason now moved to take up C. B. No. 51, “A bill to incorpo

A bill to incorporate the Dempster Biblical Institute." Carried.

The bill was then, a first time, and under a suspension of rules read a second time, by title.

Mr. Clayes moved to amend the bill, by striking out all that portion which provided for the exemption from taxation of any of the property owned by said institute.

The following message from the Council was received:

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COUNCIL CHAMBER,

Oct. 9, 1858. Mr. Speaker :

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

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