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New Orleans, February 28, 1871. To the Honorable Speaker and Members of the Hoese of Bhpresemtatives : Gmarrmnxr-Your Committee on Pub lic Lands and Levees have had under t consideration House bill No 211, and report favorably upon the same and re commended its passage. JAMES S. MATTHEWS, Chairman. [Mr. Harper, of St. Charles, in the Chair.] House bill No. 211, an act entitled an I act for the relief of the assigns of Huger I & Jones and Hatch, James & Co., and to provide for the issue of bonds in pay meat of indebtedneusm to them, reported by the committee, was read. Mr. Carr, of De Soto, moved that its further consideration be indfminitely post poned, and called for the previous ques tion, upon which the yeas and nays were demanded by Memars. Kenner, of Orleans, and Marie, of Terrebonne, with the fol lowing result : Teas : Abell, Baker. Barker, Itrrett. Barrow, Bickham. Blunt, Bowen, Brew.ter. Bro3u.sard, Brown, Bryan. Butler, Carr, Chachere, Cochran, Darinsburg, Davidson, D)avis, Du:las, D wees, Ellis, Faulkner, Floyd, Fontelien. Gaddis, Gard ner, G(arstkamnp, P. Harper, W. ll .rper, lIyauims. Kearson. Killen, Kinmella, La &-in:ere, Llaru bias, Lynch, Mahoney. M:arvin, Matthews, McFarland, Mendows., M.oncure, M1orphy, Mur ri, Mourr .v. Nel,n, On., Oplat.k, Owvrton. Pondn,Quinn, R.by. ltin4'old. Sartain, S,hu mUac.er, .tanton, ' ,iatma:n, 'Ihu n, 'founoir. Ullman, Wand;. Waters, E. \VWliaius, Wilson, Yorke. Young -i;. Nays: Belot, Burch, Johuon, KEun'r, Lan rent, H. Lott, J. bi. Lott. M.oore. ]ilev, Wa.h ington, of Assunmpt:on, Wheyland, Worrall -12. The main question was ordered upon the adoption of the motion to indefinitely postpone the bill. The vea:s and nnys were caldled for by Messers. Carr, of De Fot , and Kenner, of Orleans : Yeas: Abell. Baker. Barker. Barrow, Bickhanm, Blunt, Bowen, Btrewstir, Broussard, Brown, Bryan, Buckingham, Batler, Carr, Chachere, Cochran, Darby, Davidson, Deinas, Dewees, Ellis, Floyd, Foate:licu. (;d L:s. Gardner, W. Harper, Johnson, Ke.r..,on. Kenoer, Killen, Kin sells. Li Sahnier., Laurent, Llambias, Lynch, McFarland, Meaow-,, Moucure, Moore, Nelson. Ong, Oplatek, Otto, ti,.-rton. Pond, Qainn. Raby, Schuwacher, Stanton, Tatunan, Tnomp sou, Tureaud, Ulimr:a, Wands, Waters, E. Williams, Wilson. Wornall -55. Nays: Blrch, D.rinsburg, Davis, Faulkner. H. Lott, J. B. Lott, Maimoney, Marie, Maarin, Matthews, Morphy, Morris, Riley, Ringgol. Tounoir, Washington, of Assuaiptiou, W\ily laId. H. Willian,a--16. The Committee on Lands and Levcs submitted the following additional re port, which was receivcd and accepted: CoxIrrTEE ON PU:ILc" Lam:; AND LzVIEs. ) New Orl ins, February 16, 1e71. " To the Honnoruble Spea;ker anid MCmubers of the House of Reprp-entatives: OGfrrrrMtrs : Your committee to whom was referred House hill No. 44, an act for the r lef ( f <,,Mee:srs. Penning!o t, Burke & Co., r p.art favorably upon the same, and reo)nIumeld its passage. JAMES S. MA'ITHE\VW;, Chairminn. [Mr. Barrett, of Orleans, in the chair.l Mr. Bryan, of C':lcaion. moved that further (consideration of House bill No. 41, an act for the relief of Mes'rs. Pen uinngt:n, Burke & Co., rported by the committee, be ildefihitely p ,s;poned, upon the adoption of which the yeas and nays were demanded by Messrs. Thomp son, of St. Tlmlnaany, and Carr, of De Soto, with the following result : Yeas: A!e-ll, Barker, Barrett. Blunt. Brona..nrl. Bryan. Biukiugharm, BUrch. IButler, Cirr, C ,ch r.in, Darin.barg, D:,vidsou, D1 vis, Danas. Dewees, Floyd, Fout.ilieu, Gaddis, Gar ln-r. Johusoun, Killen, La Salinicra-, Laurenl, Llaun hias, M.Farhand, Mend,,ws, Minca:re, Moor.. Nelso. Otto, Pond, Quinn, liuggoild, Stan:ton, Tatuann. Thomlpson, Ullman, Wan:s, Washing tn, of Assumption, \Washington, of Coucordia, Wheyland. Yorke -43. Nays: Baker. Faulkner. Garstkamp. HWmp sted, H. Lott, J. B. Lott, Liach, MeCCarty, MeYis, Murray, tMouer, H. Williams, Wilson 13. Mr. Csrr, of De Soto, moved for a reconsideration of the vote just taken, and also moved to lay that . mnotion on the table. Carried. The same committee submitted the following further report, which w.s re ceived and accepolted : CoxurrrUE ous PeLe- Tasnl axn Lrvzmt, ) New Orc.ri~s, Feir.tr.ry"- , 1s . l. To the Honoralle Speaker and Members of the House of Repreintatives : GENrTLE. : Your Com'r l tt.e t v-h -ri was referred House bill No. 134, beg leave to report the same hack to thei House by substitute, and reconmmend the pasange of the substitute. JAMES S. MATTHEWS, Chairman. Further consideration of House bill No. 134, an act for the relief of Patrick G. Meath, John McGinty, John Doyle, John Rouge, Bartholomew Collins, and A. S. Darrow, reported by the committee, was indefinitely postponed, upon motion of Mr. Gaddis, of Orleans. Mr. Carr, of De Soto, moved a recon aideratiuon of the vote on its indefmiite polponement, and also moved to la" the motion to reconsider on the table. Caried. The asmie committee submitted th< following additional report, which wai received and accepted : Ommras ow Pmu-e Ls.. L E IwEm, } New Orleans, February 2, 17L To the Honorable Speaker and Members of the House of Bepreentativee: O(sunnts--Your committee beg lesare to eport b'ck to tmhe House the follow lug bills without action, and ask that they be plaetd on the calendar: House bill No. 124. House bill No 64. Respectfully submited, JAMES S. MATTHEWS, Chairman. Mr. Carr, of De Soto, moved that the report of the committee on House bill No. 64, an act to insure the safety and permanency of the levees of the State, and to provide the means therefor, be adopted. Carried. The bill was considered as engrossed, and placed on the calendar for? third reading. Mir. Carr, of De Soto, moved for the adoption of the report of the committee on House bill No. 124, an act making an appropriation to levee certain portions of the Oaachits River, and providing the mode of proceeding to accomplish the -sme, upon which the yeas and nays were called for by Messrs. Kenner and Ringgold, of Orleans, with the following result. Yeat : Baker. Berker, Barrow, Bentley, Blunt. Bowen, Brewster, Brouisard, Bryan, Bucking unm. Burch, Chachere, Cochran, Davidson, Ellis. Faulkner. Fontelieun, Gddis, Ganrtknamp. P. Harper. Kearson, Killen. Kinsella. La Sal! niere, Llambias, H. Lott, J. B. Lott, Lynch, Matthews, MeCarty, MeFarlandl, Moir s. .Mur ray. Ong, Souer, Ullman, Wanda, \Wheyland, H. William-. Wilson--40. Nays : Adolphe. Barrett. Butler, Darinsburg. Da vis, Dem~n., Hyama, Johnson, Kenner, Lla r it. Marie, Maildows, Mancenr, M.ire, Mor phy, Pond, Rino,'gold, Stamps. T.tn an, Thomp ,on, Tounoir, Tura.ud, Vtr:ett. W.sua.gton, o. A.,umplion, \'a:.hington, of Cordia, ourrall 2s;. Carrie]l. Mr. Davidson, of Livingston, moved an adjournlnent until half-past seven o'clock . 1. . Upon which the yeas and nays were demanded by Messrs. Kenner and Ring gold, of Orleans, with the following re sult : Yeas: Adolphe, Antoine, Baker, Barker, Barrett. Parr.,,. Butl,.r. ('Carr Chachlere, Coclh ran,. )avidson, 1)emas. L)urio, Floyd, Fonte-lie'i, G.id'lis, Grstkaulp. W. Iarpor, Hemsputead. lusiat n. lvtat:ls. Johnson. Kearson. Kill-t,. Kinstella. La Saliniera, Llainmias. Lynch, Mat thews. MiFarland, Mea~dows. Moncure, Miorphy, Murr.ay, Neilon, Ong, Oph.tek. Otto, Iond, S-humnacher. Stanton. Tatman, Thomps.on, 'urealnd, \V .ihiugtmn, of As.sumption, Waters, Wheylaud, H. Williams, Wilson---49'. N:ars : :llt. B-thly, Blunt, Bowen. Brewster. Brown, Bryan. Barch, Crawford, Darinsburg, Davis, Fatlisne:, P. Harper. Keun.r, H. Lott, J. B. Lott. Marie, McCarthy. Morrie. Riley. iin:igg:ld, Sout.r, Stamps, Tilmann, Wands 23. Carried. And the House was accordingly ad journed. WILLIAM VIGFP, E S, Chief Clerk House of Represcntatives. Forty-Ei-hth Day-Evening Session. Tr zEmsa, February 28, 1S71. The House me: pursuant to adjourn menit. Speakor Carter in the chair. The roll was called and the fol!owing members anoiswered to their rmnies: 1I. rs:. iC. ar;r, AbU.c1, 11r.r . .u' ~. i. h Binu;: ~t. b lt, ion rd. Bro wn, Bra. Icnki:: ha:a. 'onr, . iit lir. . a'r, i, 'l.r. i. C' al. r ,L. !) : v. DJr ,t . a ,weie I)rst . Ell;i, -.t1 lltii;itn, liatiu, K-.: rson. K na.r, L. i.dikar'. Llamii.i, 3 rMa.rin, ,i:.::.:1 iovlows. 1montur,,, More, Murr.yt . Neti ls l.: )ol tt n, ,Otto, Overton, 'oi:d, n d uina g.;ol. .:trt.ii. ti ln . acher, Stamps, Stant,,n. Stev n-a. Tatma:inn. Thomapson, Ullman. Wands. \Washing it,:, oftBpition, Washington, of Concordi:, "W.at,.r.;, V. ! ' - tand. E. Williams, H. Wllikes, WV .lsoa, W~orraill, Yorke -6 3. The Committee on Ways and Means. through its chairman, submitted the iolleo iug re port, which was read : Co,.;MrrrT-n oN Wars AD MEANS, )7 New Orleans, February 20, 1871. ) To the Honorable peaker and Members of the House of Representatives : Your Committee on Ways and Means beg leave to report that they have had under consideration Senate bill No. 147, entit!el an act to amend and re-enact section two of an act entitled an "act to provide for the ipayment or funding of the floating debt of the State bonds;, approved March 16, 1970, and to repeal section three of said act ; and beg leave t I report that they advise the pasiage of the same, after the insertion of w:u'rants imued by the Auditor on the Treasurer,' i isert "all the floating debt of the S~tat, created by authority ol law, and a.so, all certhicatcs of indebtedness issued," the iollolving ameanlments in the first eec zion. In liet of "'outstand,,n. warrants." JAMES BI. WANDS. Chai'nman. L. DARBY, B. W. BAKER, H. MAHONEY. Mr. Souer, of Avroyelles, moved that the report be recommitted, and called for the previous question. The main q iestion was ordered, by a rising vote om 52 ye:s to 8 nays. The question recurring on the motion to re-commit, it was lost by a rising vote of 34 yeas to 45 nays. Mr. Dewees, of De Soto, moved the adoption of the report. Carried, by a rising vote of 57 yeas to 11 nays. Mr. Dewees, of De Soto, moved that the constiututionali rule be suspended to put Senate bill No 147, the State funding bill, on its second reading, whereupon lessrs. Kenner and Adolphe called for the yeas and nay, with the following result: Yes: Aolpe, Antoine, BLaker, Barrett, -row, Belot, Beatbey, Bown, Bronesrd, .Drow,, Buekinghm. riasmiurg, DsrioS, .iurr.R.hrpr, wILa.Es WIM 9 rin, Matthews, McFarland, Moncure, Morphy, Morris, Ong. Oplatek. Otto, Overton, Quinn, Riley, Ringgold, Sartain, $oner, Tatman, Thompson, Verrett, Wan4i, Washington of As sumption, Washington of Concordia, E. Wil liams, H. Williams, Wilson, Worrall, Yorke, Young-55. Nays : Abell Bickham Blunt, Brewster Btvan Butler Cochran Darby Durio Ellis Fontelien GadEls Gardner Garstkamp Huston Kearson Kenner Kinsella Laurent Lynch Mahoney, Mc Carty Meadows Moore Murray Stamps Stanton Stevens, Ullman --:9, (Mr. Barrett, of Orleans, in the chair.) Mr. Carr, of De Soto, moved that it be made the special order of the day to morrow, immediately after the reading of the journal. Mr. Brown, of Ascension, moved that that motion be laid on the table. Messrs. Soer, of Avoyelles, and Ken ner, of Orleans, called for the yeas and nays. Mr. Carr, of De Soto, raised the point of order that the gentleman from Orleans did not call the yeas and nays until the motion of the gentleman from Ascnnsion was put. The Speaker decided the point well taken. (The Speaker resumed tho chair.) The question recurring upon the motion to make the bill the special or dlr of the day for to-morrow, immedia tely after the reading of the journal, it -,as adopted by a rising vote of 56 yeas to 14 nays. Mr. Ringgold, of Orleans, called up iSenate bill No. 212, an act to provide for the unsettled floating debt and estimated deficiencies of the revenue of the city of New Orleans, for the years 1870 and 1871, and to authorize the issuing of bonds for said purpose, which was put on its third reading under a suspension of the constitutional rule. Upon its final passage the yeas and nays were demanded by Messrs. Quinn and Murray, of Orleans, with the follow ing result : Yeas : Abell, Adolphe, Antoine, Barrett, Belot, Bentley, Blunt, Bowen, Brewster, Backingh:umn, Burch, Carr, Cochran, Da rinsburg, Davidson, Davis, Demas, LD)wees, Faulkner, Gaddis, Gardner, Oarstkamp, P. H tuper, W. Harder, Hempstead, lHuston, Johnson, Kearson, Kenner, Kinsella, La S.iiniere, L:aur.nt, H. Lott, J. B. Lott. Lynch, Mahoney, Marie, Marvin. Matthews .lkCarty, McFkrland, Mloore, Murphy. Mlurris, :Miurray. Ong, Oplatek, Otto, Ov(-t , en, Quinn, Riley, i inggold, Sartain, Smith. Stmn:plS, Tlnoir, Ullhnan, Verrett, W,,nd.:, W\':iDingtoln, of A.ssumpltion, 'asl.- I inet 'm of ('oneoria, hWatcr-i, \Vhvyland, E. V:\ii:mns. H. Williams, Wilson, Worrail, Nays : Barrow, Biekhiam, Brous..'rd, Ilcvan. Darby, Durio. Ellis, Ilovd, Folnte i,'r, Hrams. Llamndias- M.:lowt. Minceure, i.ls., Pond,Pond, Sunmacher, Stveuns, Tat ml::n, Titmupson-t19. Mir. ('arr, of Dc Soto, moved for a re c:nsideration of the vote just taken, and .lso moved to l.ay that motion on the Carried. MIr. Davis, of Orleans, c::;l d up :;.on .t bhill No. 14, an ac:t relative toI th:~ New Orleans and Northem1stcr Railroad 'ompal;n, to provide for the extension of the main line of this railroad to the city of New Orleans, for the building of one or more branches to the main line , f said railroad, to regulate judicial pro ceedings in certain cases, and to facilitate and aid the construction of said railroad within the State of Louisiana, which was placed on its first reading. MIr. Faulkner, of Caldwell, moved for a suspension of the constitutional rule to put it on its second reading, whereupon the yeas and nays were demanded by Measra. Huston and Pond, of East Feli cian, with the following remsult : Yea : Abell, Adolphe, Antoine, Barrett Barrow, Belot, Bentley, Bickham, Bowen, Brewster, Broussard, Brown, Buckingham, Burch, Butler, Cochan, Darby, Darina burg, Davidson, Davis, Demas, Dewees, Durio, Faulkner, Floyd, Fontelieu, Gaddis, Gardner, Garstkamp, P. Harper, W. Har per, hkmpstead, Hlvams, Johnson, Kearson, K.nner, Kinsdlls. Laurent, H. Lott, J. B. L itt, Lynch, Mahoney, Marie, Marvin, .dItthews, McCarty, McFarland, Meadows, Moncure, Moore, Morphy, Morris, Murray, Ong, Oplatek, Otto, Overton, Pond, Quinn, Riley, Ringgold, Sartain. Schumachir, StanlUs, Stanton, Stevens, 7tmann, Thomp eon, 'Tovnoir, UUman, Verrett, Wands, Washington, of Concordia, Washington of Assumption. Waters, Wheiyland, E. Wil li:rnx, H. Williams, Wilson, Worrall, Yorke, Young-82. Nays : Bryan, Blunt, Ellis-3. There being a further suspension of the constitutional rule the bill was placed on its third reading and final passage, whereon the yeas and nays were demand ed by Messrs. Bentley, of St Mary, and Morris, of Assension, with the following result : Yeas: Abell, Adolphe, Antoine, Belot, Bentley, Bickham, Blunt, Bowen, Brewster Broussard, Brown, Bryan,. Buckingham, Burch, Butler, Carr, Cochran, Crawford, Darby, Darinsburg, Davidson, Davi, De nman, )ewees, Durio, Faulkner, Floyd, Fon telieu, Gardner, Garstkamp, P. Harper, Hempstead, Hyamns, Johnson, Kearson, Kenner, Kinelia, La Saliniere, Laurent, H. Lott, J. B. Lott, Lynch, Mahoaev, Marie Marvin. Matthews, McCarty, 3IcFarlan(, Meadows, Moore,Morphy, Morris, M~urray, Eelson, Ong, Op'atok, Otto,Overton, Quinn, Riler, Ringgodtl, S rtain, ShumacLher, Smith, Souer, BStamp, mStanton, Tatman, Thompsom, Tonnoir, Ulhaann, Verrett, Warni-s, Washington of Assnmption, Wash ington of Concordis, Waters, \Vheyland, E. William-, H. Williams, Wilson, Worrall, Yorke, Younmg--.4. Nays : Ellis, Huston, Monere, Pond--4. Its title having been adopted, notice of concurrence was ordered to be sent to the Senate. Mr. Davidson, of Livingatom, moved for a reeansideration of the rote pinrt taken, and also to lay that motion on the table. Carried. 3Mr. Demas, of St. Jolm the Baptist, called up Senate bill No. 153, an act to provide for the cleaning out of Bayou Portage and Bayou Mayere, and digging a canal from Bayou Mayers to Bayou Yokely, for the purpose of securing bet ter drainage to a large portion of the parish of St. Mary, and to grant the aid of the State thereto. The rule requiring it to be considered in the committee of the whole was sus pended. The constitutional rule having been uspended, it was put on its third read ing and nal peage, it title adopted, and notie of eonemremne ordered to be aent to the Senate. Mr. Ringgold, of Orleans, moved to re consider the vote just had, andalso to lay that motion on the table. Carried. Mr. Dewees, of DeSoto, called up Sen ate bill No. 182, and offered as a substi tute therefor House bill No. 281, an act to provide for the payment of the indebt edness created by the levee commission ers of Tensas, and of Carroll and Madi son contracts for levee purposes, in pur suance of law, which was placed on its first reading. The constitutional rule having been suspended, it was placed on its second reading. A motion for a further suspension of the constitutional rule, Messrs. Murray, of Orleans, and crawford, of Caddo, hav ing called for the yeas and nays thereon, was lost; as will be seen by the ensuing result: Yeas: Abell, Antoine, Barrett, Belot, Bentley, Blunt, Brewster, Buckingham, Burch, C'arr, Crawford, Darinsabnrg, David son. Davis, Demas, Dewees, Faulkner, Gad dis, Gardner, Garstkamp, W. Harper, Hemp stead, Huston, Kenner, Kinsella, Laurent. Llambias H. Lott, J. B. Lott, Mahoney, Marie,McCarty, Morris, Murray, Ong, Over ton, Ringgold, Schumacher, Smith, Stamps, Stanton, Tounoir, Ullinan, Verrett, Wands, Washington, of Concordia, H. Williams, WiLson, Worrall, Young--1. Nays: Adolphe, Barrow. Biekham, Brous :u'rd, Brown, Butler, Cochran, Darby. Du rio, Ellis, Floyd, Fonteli 'u, P. H:rper, Hy amn, Johnson, Marvin, Matthews, Meadows. M,,ncure, .1Iorphy, NeLson Oplatek. Otto. Pond. Souer, Stevens, Tatman, Thompson, Washington, of Assumption, Wheyland, E. I Iilliams--31. A. motion by Mr. Dewecs, of De Sotc, making the bill the special order of the day for to-morrow at three o'clock was carried. Mr. H. Lott, of IRapides, called up House bill No. 33. an act for the relief o; Branstein & Bender, on its third reading. :and whiici was finally passed, its title adopl)ted, and ordered to be sent to tae Senate for conciurenc . MIr. Lott, of Rapides, moved to recon sider the vote just taken, and also to lay that motion on the table. Carried. The Committee on Enrollment, through its chairman, submitted the following re port, which was received : Coarrrz on EaOI.MENT, | New Orleans, February 28, 1s71. To the Honorable Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives : Your Committee on Enrollment beg leave to report as duly enrolled : House bill No. 11, entitled an act to .eim'ourse certain taxes illegally imposed and collected under act No. 55, approved Hoe bill No. S7, aetitle aa atto relieve the State fom ita obligatione to guarantee the second mortgage bonds of the New Orleans, Mobile and Chattanooga Railroad Company, under an act of the General Assembly approved February 2 1, 1870, by the subscription on the part of the State to the capital stock of said corporation, and to regulate the condi tions of such subscription ; and to secure the construction of the road of said cor poration from Vermillionville to Shreve- i port. And your committee report as duly engrossed House bill No.-, entitled an act granting an appropriation of money to remove the obstructions from the Amite river as high up as the Governor's bluff, the Bayou Manchac to Hampton's ferry, the Tickfaw river to Lorin Chap man's the Blood river to Duncan's bluff, and the Natalbany river to Springfield. Respectfully, J. W. QUINN, Chairman xEOG noR THE ETL. The Secretary of the Senate wasm a nouneced with the following meeeage : G uarMx. AmuMrL or ILoUmax, j Senate Chamber, New Orleans, February 28, 1871.) To the Honorable Speaker and Members of the House of Bepresmntativ: GEIwrTn : I am directed to return you, concurred in by the Senate, the following House bills: House billNo. 216, an act toincor porate the city of Monroe; to fi bound= aries; to provide for the goernaet, et. House bill No. 131, to grant the aidof the State t tthe Ieoureh and Tem. bone Dtiaiing am Iad Improvement ICinpa7Plo. House bill No. 244, to amend an act entitled an act to authorize the com pilation of a new and official map of the State. House bill No. 145, for the relief of the parish of Jefferson, right bank of the Mississippi river. House bill No. 63, to incorporate the Francs-Amis Benevolent Association of New Orleans, Louisiana. Also to notify you that the Senate has concurred in amendments to House bill No. 32, to purchase five hundred copies of a treatise on attachnments, with notes, etc. And, also, that the Senate has con crred in Hous amendments to Senate bills No. 82 and 106 esM idnig the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Judicial Dis tricts, et. Respectfully, CHARLES H. MERRITT, Secretary of the Senate. The House adjourned, on motion of Mr. Cain Sartain, of Carroll, until twelve o'clock to-morrow. WILLIAM VIGERS, Chief Clerk. Forty-ninth Day's Proceedisp. Houcs or ItEPBUnS ATIVz, I Wednsday; March 1; 1871. The House met pursuant to adjourn ment. Speaker Carter in the chair. The roll was called, and the following members answered to their names: Messrs. Carter, Abell, Antoine Baker, Barrow, Bentley, Blunt, Bowen, Broussard, Bryan, Buchanan, Burch, Butler, Chachere, Cochran, Crawford, Darby, Darinsburg, Davidson, Durio, Ellis, Faulkner, Fontelieu, Gaddis, Gardner, Garstkamp, P. Harper, W. Harper, Hempstead, Johnson, Kinsella, La Saliniere, Laurent, Marvin, McFarland, Meadows, Moncure, Moore, Murray, Nelson, Otto, Overton, Pond, Riley, Ringgold, Bar tain, Soner, Stamps, Stanton, Tatman, Thompson, Tounoir, Tureaud, Ullman, Washington, of Assumption, Washington, of Concordia, Waters, Whevland, E. Wil liams, H. Williams, Wilson, Worrall, Yorke, Young--4. A quorum present. Prayer by the Chaplain. Upon motion of Mr. Garstkamp, of Jefferson, the reading of the journal was dispensed with and it was approved. Mr. Dewees, of DeSoto, gave notice that he would move for a reconsideration of the vote on yesterday whereby the resolution allowing mileage to the chap lains of the House wr.s laid on the table. The Speaker laid before the House the Loiowing message from the Governor: SrAT: or LorlUAsa, Executive Department. New Orieans, March 1, ih71. To the lion,::rib. Spealkr and 31embtr, of the Ho'ýu.e of I:prrcentatives : Gentlem:en : I ami directed by his Excellency, the Governor, to inform your honor.:ble b;ody that he has approved and signed an act ratifying a'id confirm ing a contract between the Louisiana Lovee Ctimp~uy a id the Governor of the State of Louisiana. O. D. DRAGDON, Private Secretary. Mr. Moncure, of Caddo, in the chair. SPECIAL ORDER OF THE DAY Senate bill No. 147, an act to amend and re-enact section two of an act en titled "an act to provide for the pay ment or funding of the floating debt of tho State by the issue cad sale oa ex change of the State fends," approved March 16, 1870, and to repeal mseetion three of said act, having been made the special order of the day was taken up] The bill was ordered to be considered section by section. The first section was read and adopted. The second section was read and adopted. The third section was read and adopt ed. Mr. Harper, of St. Charles, moved that its further consideration be postponed until to-morrow at one o'clock. Mr. Burtch, of East Baton Rouge, moved to lay the motion to postpone on the table, upon which the yeas and nays were demanded by Messras. Brown, of Ascension, and Blunt, of Natchitoches, with the following result: Yeas: Abell, Barker, Barrow, Bentley, Bickham, Brewster, Broussard, Burch, But ler, Chrr, Chachere, Crawford, DaIrby, Dar insburg, Davidson, Davis, Dewees, Ellis, Fsaulkner, Gaddis, Grrdner, GOrstkamp, P. Harper, W. Harper, Hempstead, Huston, Hyama, Johnson, Kearson, Kenner, LSa liniere, H. Lott, J. B. Iott, Lynch, Maon ey, Marie, Matthews, McFsarland, Moneres loore, Morris, Nelson, Og, Oplatek, Otto, Overton, Quina, Riley, Ringgold, Sartain, Smith, Boner, Stanton, Tatman, Tonnoar, Uflman, Verrett Wands, Washington, of Assumption, Washuoton, of COogordis, Waters, Wheyand, E Williams, I. Wil liams, Worrl, Yorke, Young--67. Nays: Adolph, Antoine, Baker, Blunt, Bowsn, Brown, Bryan, Buckingham, Coch ran, Demasr, Durio, PFleyd, Fontelien, Kil len, Kinsell, Laurent, Marvin, Madows, Morphy, Murray, Pond, Raby, Sehumacher, Stamps, Steveh, Thompson, Tuead--27. Mr. Faulkner, of Caldwell, moved that the constitutional rule be sfspemded so as to place the bill upps its third read 'ing and final pamge, aupon which the yeas and nsyZs wen demanded by Mesrs. Lots of napides, and Bgey, of St. James, wit the kbiowiag remB: [To aI 0iTUU.aS VICKSBURG AND BEND' Fon GnE Nr , VI rcEamSo ant d the a Leaves every TmvsnDA, at 3 . . Fos GmiE n,. - , Sunny Side, Egg' Point. ' Grand Lake, Leota, Carolina, Pilcher a Point. Skipwith, Lake I dence, Transylvania, Goodrich's, Bend, Duckport, Vicksburg, Grand Gulf k seph, Roduey, Waterproof, Natchez, . Sara, Paton Rouge, Plnquemine, Donaldso~ and all intermediate and Coast landing ' new and magnificent steamer KATIE, J. M Warra Master; T. J. HowaI, Willaven as abo, sad. will land all Cset ege.s with their freight Comeets at Vickaburg with packeR ; points on the Yazoo and Talabatchie rim For freight or paesage apply on board, ato A. A. GRItN, No. 196 Gravier CAIRO. --o- ST. LOUI~ AnD NEw Om.zRa, PAC C. PANr. FOR CAIRO AND ST. LOUIS Illinois Central Railroad Paclsk For MEMPIS, CAIRO the Bends-The fae ***era of this line will le follows: CoMxxoxwnr ...... ........ s...SDA., lin, Leaves on TSaDAYa, April 6, at 5 P. l R~acMOD. ........ ........ .G , 6 Leaves on SATURDAY. April 8, at 5 P. R Giving through bills of lading to all poise the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, N"s4 and Northwestern Railroad. and Memphina Ohio Railroad-also to St. Louis. Through Tickets furnished at lowest snt all points East, West and north, by all thee ous routes via Memphis, Cairo and 8t La Staterooms secured at General Onee, 101 mon street. A. . WOODS, General Aged, 104 Common Stan C. G. WAYNE, Freight Ages 37 Natchez Stn JOHN N. BOFINGER. President, Bills of lading for all freights over the linois Central Railroad; signed at the cf of JAMES T. TUCKFA apL 6-tf 26 Carondelet Stut NEW ORLEANS, CHICAGO A~ THE WEST. THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD AND Blue Line, Via Cairo, SI WILL TAKE FREIGHT Fro New Orleans on flrdtet-clt tt era, LE.VIN i DAILY, AT 5 P. M., FOn CAIRO, CHICAGO, AND ALL IM3"-I NORITH, WEST AND EAST, .t THE LOWEST RATES. All rates and all through bills of LIda from New Orl"ans by above route gin, signied and rec,'guized only at the Orei Office of the Cuompany, No. 26 Caronkit Street. Shippers by this route save all drayags e transfer charges at Cairo, and their go are always under cover, and no charges made for forwarding. JAMES T. TUCKER, General Agent BATON ROUGE. Slh New Orleans, Coast, Baton BRo and Grouse Tete Railroad - weekly psenger packet ST. IJO N. W. Omnuovas, Master; Jarss MdRcD Will leaew New Orlans every 8ATtmDa, at ! M., and Wnumo, at 5 P. M. For inigtt pasage apply o board, orto E 0. Maiamoo, 11 Coati st1W REMOVAL 167......CANAL STREET .... No. 9 CAMP STREET. Manufacturers and Desls IN BOOTS AND SHOES, Trunks, Valises and Bt Respectfully give notice that they hsave 10' to the large and centrally loesated No 167 Canal Street, Near Danphin • 500. 500. " 00., 6L HOME WASHERS, HOME WASHERS, HOME WASBERS, Sold within the Pat Two Months under a Fu'l Guarantee, Not one returnod Not one complaint. Speaks for itsell In Operation Daily at he Depot, No. 176 Canal t PRICE $1a New Orluam Hom sauInasC' -or "a.