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$ENATB. LXtriOA g.-.. O OF 877. Te@th Da,'. prweeeiin' s. Noew Orleans, Tuesday, March it, 1477. 1 e. leate t met pursuant to adjournment, the gSoii*-s. l A. Wilts. Lieutenant Oovernor and at 0t the Senate, in the chair. O t a all of the roll, the following l enators to their names: .liurs Batner, Deme,. DtMrts,. Gerland, 'htubs. Texada, Wheeler, hite and --'ee.,. Allain l reaux, Bryant, SDumont, EI is, n'stli. llae br , tampe, Hutton, Twitchell, Wake SYoung-16. Ol motion of Mr. Wheeler the reading of the Souralr in detail was dispensed with. :ghs .l ,r laid before the ltonate an Invitation Othe@te faculty of the Medical Departmentof the UAniverslty of Louisiana, inviting the Senate ad the eotnmencement exorcises of that tion. Amotion of Mr. T xada the invitation was r. Tezada, Chairman of the Committee on Ci..SenlOe on Mouse bill No. lt., submitted the Foltlwlag report: Si h ronorable the tenitor and House of Rtp e. ttatives f thle tain of Louisalna: U:t'men-Your committee, appointed by Srespe.ltilve bodies to confer upon the dif 0oa Itwcan the houses, on the subject of bill o. 10, having had the same under eration, recommend tilhe following as a te for that part of section 1 nontained in 11, 1 13. 14, ii, 1 10 17, is, 10, 20, 2t, 22 end tro tho word "in' In line 23, to-wit: 'In iarIlh.os except the parish of Orleans eol s hall receilve on the first six thousand ten per cent, and on all sums in exOces thousand dollars, three pier sea.: Ald that the Ilo use aget to the Senate . nt to the 25th lIne. tr the word "oine" In the sath line S serted Ie words "and a quarter." so ttl a "one anld a quarter per n t. House agree to thie Senate amend t t 7th line. ne as tile words "one an a half" be out, and that the word "two" be inserted -t u thereof. t he Huse agree to Senate amendment, li e manie section. 2e Oa line 0, that the House agree to the amendment. Sl section 3, and in line S, same section. hat th Pouse agree to the Seonate amend lt that in line at of sectionl the word "thlke" be struck out and the word "four" i Snrted in lieu thereof. oRespectfully subhmttted LOUS0 TILXADAL IAMHS D). H LL. On motion of Mr. Texada the rules were sus - 0tded to consider the report at this time. Mss5AOB FROM THEi HOUS0 . HOUsI OF EIPB$EORTATIYB, New Orleans, March 13.1811. oo the Honorable the President and Members of the.enate of the itate of Louislana: a. m inastretod to inform your honorable 0i87lt the House is now ready to meet the na.te in joint assembly, to ballot for a United s Setsonator. enator ETE J. TREZEVANT, Ohief COlrk. Mr. Wheeler offered the following amendment to-the report, and moved its Adoption: In line - strike out "'oo0" and put in 'lo, On which mot'on Mr. Richardson demanded the yeas and nays. The roll being called, re -ulted as follows: N Ta-Messrs. Demes. Ellis. Garland, Kelly, Soon5 , 0 Stevenu Wheeler--. ye--_ r. Boatner. BroPux Dr, Goi Itii oo . M iteiell, Ogden, Pt (ltine, ltio biii lsan l ord . exada, Sttubbs-19t -lla -Mesars. Allain. iryant,, Bumpo Cage. SDtmoat, LEustts. (la. trover Harper, t.tadry, Btplsý , butoe. Ttlte hell, akettfeld, White, XOUM an harle--l7. Lad the amendment was lost. On motion of Mr. Robortson the Sonato pro .e eded in a body to the hall of the House of Rep-' _resntatives for the purpose of balloting in joint seal.on for a United states Senator. JOINT EBSSION. The joint session was called to order by the Bon. Louis A. Wiltz. Lieutenant (lovernor and Presldent of the Senate. On a call of the roll, the following Sonators -answered to their names: Semsr. Bouatner, Breaux, Domas, I)Der.s, r and. George, Goode. Grover Kelly, ,Odn, Perkins, Rioharuson, lobert taa iford. Steen. Stubbs, Texada, Wheel ,;r", hit and Zacharie, The roll of the Houseboing called the follow .Is members answered to their nameo: Hen. L. Bush, Speaker; and Mesqrs. Aldigc, yck Bridger, Breard. Bowdeh, Brady, firstname.lastname@example.org berry, lnll, Briggs. Barbin, 13ilileu, krham, Carloss. Cressy, I elavlgne Duke. n ,stot inal, Fitepatrick, Foereter, Fergu f.ns, illespie, Huntington, Hill of Jonas, Kennedy. Kelly of Winn, Kelly SKernochan Kldd, Lyons, Leeds, . Loonhard of Orleans, Martin, Geheelo. Newsom, Nune. P'orter, s. Itiehardson. Hyland, liobortson, l Sey, Sartain, Ihakspeare oingleton, llag. Steole,. Sellers, tSmlAt, Taylor, oulet r Voorhios Washurne, Wood, e. Wlliams. Y'oung of tClaiborne and Young t Baton 1touge--7. The President of the joint assembly then de 4ated the object of this joint assembly was to abile. for a United States Senator for the term iemP lcing March 4. 1:77. T .lSeretary of theSenato read the names of e odidates, to-wit: Sot. B. F. Jonas of Orleans, Hon. Randall L 'Gbson of Orleans. Hon. P. J. Kennedy of Jet snreMrentative Voorhies nominated A. S. Her ofen o Baton Rouge. Senator Breaux nominated Hon. Allen Jumel ft Iberville. SSenator Ellis withdrew the name of lion. H. D. Olden. The rolls of the respeative branches of the ,~4enral Assembly w&re then called, with the luloUlng result: Satr Garland. tell and Stubbs. Speaker and Rleprnrsentatves Ayeockr Brldger. Bowden, BrIdtBjk Berry. Bell, Cock Feauson., lI. untington. Leon , ewsom. Pit hish son. Barbin. Shak ingleton. teele Taylor. Wood de voted for e lion. B. F. Jonas-2.s Texadaind Re.resentatives Aldige, laitne. obertson. Estopinal, Fitz. Hill of Orleans. Kennedy, Koly of Or are, Kernaehan. Rellc Smart, and l t voted for the lion. . . L. Gibson-15 Wheeler and Representatives Sartain. n ouog of Claiborne noted for the Se anedr-4 votes. 5 neatilve MeGehee voted for the Hon. Rberton-1 vote. ntative Kidd voted for the Hon. John r a Breaux, Ducros, Grover. Mitchell, Robertson, Sandiford and Steven voted Ithe Hn. Allen Jumexl-s votes. tatire Washburue voted for the IHon. --na'rs- Boatner, Ellis. George, Good., Per aleRichardson and White, and litpresenta Qaroas, Duke. I)uore,. Oaskin-. Jonas as, Leeds. Lea, Martin. Nunlle. Means, i'or Peralta, lyland, self. sniller. itidgley. T'lo r Voorhies, William. atit Young of Eatst Bat Bouge yot. d for Ho. A. 8. Herron - or Demas voted fI.r the lion. L. E. Bent ntmba r fr Notts east s8; aoeessary to a Phe resident declared that as no one of the ae ltadates had received a majority of the votes Is joint assembly, there was no election. ai t tpotion of Mr. Boatner, the joint assembly and the Senate withdrew to its own maate was called to order by the Hon. lt. Lieutenant Governor and Ps-. XB N aogIa a.tsd'ao sd, . , .ti , 1 tlt, Stto l itche, akefield an oung--17. The Chair annoaneed that he had improperly permitted an amendment to be offered to the report of the Committee on Conference on House bill No. 1to, and decided that nothing was in order but a motion to adort. reject, or ask for another conference. On motion of Mr. Texada, the report was adopted. I.taORTS oFr Co aMITs. Mr. Goode, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary. submitted the following rtpbort: Rooms COMMI'T.rE ON JUDItoAnt, March 18, 1s?. To the President and Members of the Menato: Genilemen--Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred Senate bill No, 11, respect fully report favorably thereon, and recommend its 1 assage. o2 speotfully. F. S, GOODE, Chairman. Which lies over under the rules. Mr. Grover. chairman of the Committee on Corporations and Parochial Affairs, submitted the following report: ItooMs COn OITTEs oN (.IRnOnTION) AND PAROt'1ItAL ArAIRM, New Orleans, March 12. 1877. To the Honorable the President and Members of the Senate: (ekntemen.-Your commitee to whom was re ferred House bill No. 14i, entitled "An act to amend and roemnact seotion sea of the vied Statutes of the State of Louisiaha, in relation to corporations, approvod March 14, 1870, beg leave to report favorably. Respectfully submitt'ed. H. GROVlR, Which lies over under the rules. Also ROOMS CoMIrnTTIE ON COIPORtA'IIONN AND P'ABOt'tIALi ArFAIRa, New Orleans, March 12. 1577. To the Honorable the President and Members ,of the Senate: /etlenea--Your committee, to whom was re ferred 8peate hill No. 107, entitled "An act to abolish the parish of Oarroll, and to create and establitsh in lieu thereof the two parishes of Ei t Carroll and West Carroll, providing for the organiPzation of said two parishes, and fixing their representation in the II use of toepresen tatives." beg leave to report favorably. Respeoctfully submitted. JAR. H. GROVER. Chairman, On motion of Mr. Wheeler, the rules were suspended to consider the report at this time. Mr. Wheeler moved that the report be adopted Mr. Domes moved as a substitute that the bill and report be recommitted to the Committee on Corporations. Mr. Goode in the chair. Mr. Boatner moved to lay the substitute of Mr. Domas on the table, and demanded the yens and nays. ''lte roll being called resulteod &, follows: Yeas-Messrs. Boatner. George, Goodo, Gro ver Kelly, Perkins, lichardson, Robertson, Sttubbs, Texada, Wheeler and White-1,. Nays-Messrs. Breaux. Demas, Ducron, Ellis, Garland, Ogden, Zacharle--. Absent--Messrs. Allain, Bryant, Burch, 0.oe, Dumont, Eustis, Gla Harper, Landry Mitchell, 8anditord. StL*ams Steven, Button, Twitchell. Wakefield and Young--17, And the motion to table prevailed. Lieutenant Governor Wilts in the chair. Mr. Demas moved that further consideration of the report and bill be postponed until Wed nesday, March 14, 177, at I o'clock, On motion of Mr, Wheeler, the motion to postpone was tabled. On motion of Mr. Demas, the Senate went into executive session. Executive session being raised, on a call of the roll the following Senators answered to their names: Messrs, Boatner, Demas. Ducros. Ellis. Garland, George, Goode. Grover, KellyOgden, Perkins, Richardson, Robertson, Bjandiford steven Stubbs, Texada, Wheeler, White and Zachalre-20, Absent-Messrs. Allain, Breaux, Bryant, Burch, Cae, Dumont, ~ustis, Gin Harper Landry, littehoe , Stamps, Sutton. Twltchell Wakefield and loung--18. On motion of Mr. Grover further consideration of senate bill No, 107, with the report of the committee. was postponed until Wednesday, March 14,1877, and made the special order of the day for half-past one o'clock, Mr. Grover also submitted the following re port: AND P'AItOCIIIAL AFFA1IB, New Orleans. March 13, 187.7, To the Honorable President and Members of the eonate of l ouisiana: (Gentlemen--Your Cummittee to whom was re ferred House bill No. 197, beg leave to report favorably, with the following amendments: In line I strike out the words "with perpetual existence." In line 11 section 2 strike out the word "hun dred." In lines 13 and it of section 2 strite out the following words, "on or before the first day of January, 1879," and insert "within , no year from the foundation of said comrn pany." In line tof section 5 strike out the word "for ever" and insert the following words, "for lllty years from the passage of this act." In line 4 of sectiot 5, after the word Orleans, insert "provided the same shall not be an ob struction to commerce or free circulation." In line 2t of section a, after the word 'city" in sort "through its Mayor " In line 4 of s.etion 8, strike out the word "one," and anscrt in lieu thereof the word "two." In 'ne 9 of section 11, lnsert after tihe word "buildings" the words' public markets." In lfne 83 ot section 11. strike out the word "bonds." In line 31 of sootion 11, strike out the word "stocks." In line :it, after the word "company" Insert "used in accordance with this act.' In line 14 of section 12, after the word "prac ticable" insert the following words: "by tao said company under the supervision of the city surveyor. In lines 17 and is of oection 13, strike out the words "East of the Mississippi ' and insert in lieu thereof the following words: "And any fu ture extension of said city." In line 12 of section 14, after the word "debt," instart the following: "Provided said stocks shall no: be sold at less than par, and that when sold for obligations of the city it shall only be under sealed proposals after not less than fif teen days advertised in two daily papers, to the bidder who shall offer said obllgatinns at the most advantageous rates, the Counoll reserving the right to reject one and all bids. In line 7 of section 1s, after the word "an num" insert " and publish swornannual state ments of its business and condition." In line 21 of section 15 after the word " rates " insert "and proylded further that the rates charged shall not exceed those now fixed by the in line t1 of section 17 after the word "works" add the following: " At the expiration of fifty years from the organization of the company, at a valuation to be fixed by five experts, two to be chosen by the city two by the company and the four to elect the fikth expert; but should the ofty neglect or refuse to purchase said works, etc., as above provided, the charter of the company shall be ipso facto extended for fifty years longer, but without any exclusive privilege or right to supply water, according to the provi sions of this charter.' Additional section: SECTION 18. .e it furthler enacted, etc. That nothing in this act shall be so construe las to prevent the City Council from granting to any person or persons. contiguous to the river, the privilege of laying pipes to the river. rxclu sively for his own or theirown use. Rlespectfully submitted. JAS. H. (tROVER, Chairman. Which lies over under the rules. Mr. Grover moved a suspension of the rules to take up Senate bill No. 96, and demanded the yeas and nays. The rcll being called resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Boatner, Garland, George, Goeod. Grover. Ot(d '. Perkins. Richardson, Suialiford. St~rbbs. Texada and Wheeler-12. `ays.-Mesrs. Breauv. Dem is, Ducros. Ellis, Mitchell, Robertson and White-7. Absent--Me sri. Allain, Bryant, Burch, ('nge. Dumont, Eustis. Gla. Harper. Kelly, Landry, Stamps, Steven. Button, Twitchell, Wakefield, Young and Zacharie-17. And the rules were not suspended. Mr. Perkins, Chairman of the Committee on Health and Quarantine, submitted the following report: Rooms SENAxT Coxmrlftgx 6as HiAL SNePresieat M elat at *aJllea apuse bil o. 1, "An et top rovqld or m I~UUnbg aesdi oo ol. s 0 ia thu n s mon ai, line nrt 'ado" ltnso ofu i0" I ecti !e 0 aflter the wor in Mrgted ins' 'other than in barrels ; any iointe ui strike put al after tke word "per' and nsert ",arresl for gauging, inspecting oil and rsplaeing btung.' Also ouse bill le13, "An act to re Ganiae an re er mn r effloent the ard of ealth of te of Louislath, and or other pur poses, beg leave to report the dame favorably, and recommend itspasrsa.e, G rI KIN Which lies over under the rules. Mr. Robertson obtained unanilmous consent to introduee.',wthout previous notice Senate bill No. ll0, entitled "An act to authorize G. r, Flnlay and henry trellsen, eomposing the com mercial firm of G. B. Finlay & Co., to institute suit against the State of Louisiana." Which was read a first time, and on motion of Mr. Robertson the constitutional rules were suspended, the bill read a second time, and ro ferred to the Committee on the Jtidiclnry. UNFIt"iNsInD 1sUsrn4ts0. Senate bill No. en, entitled "A anot requiring the lessees iothe State Penitentiary to employ the convict lamor of the State in constructing, repairing and rebuilding the levees, or to ren der any equivalent therefor, and providing the compensation, and to make certain warrants, to be issued in payment thereof, receivable for cer tain taxes, and proscribing a penalty for non oompliance." Mr. Grover moved that the bill be consldered engrossed and ordered rend a third time. Mr. Goode in the chair. Mr. Demas moved that the bill be rocommittod to the Committee on Finaneo. Mr. Groevr moved as t substitute that tlme bill be indefinitely postponed. On motion of Mr. Boatner the motion of Mr. Grover wis laid on the table. MItSbAOt E FROM Tfll IItOUrIt. house OF ticl'lslfeNTATlvts, New Orleans, Morollair 1, 1877. To ti.e Honorable the Senate of Louisiana : Gr'emelrn-I am instructedl to inform youlr honorable body that the House has ilually passed the foIIllwlwn Iouse bills, and ask the concurrence of the Senate in the sanne: House bill No. 173, "An act to incorporate the town of Many in the parish of Sabine: to pro vide for the electtion of its officers: to define their powers and dutieS, and to provide for the government of the same." Also. House bill No. 242, "An act to extend the limits of the corporation of tthe town of St. Martinvllle, in the parish of St. Martin." Also. House bill No. 215, "An act to rnepal act No, 9e, approved November e0, 1872. entitled an act to regulate the conduct and maintain the freedom and purity of elections.," etc. Also That the House has concurred in Ser ate bill No. 99. "An act to amend and re-enact sections 270. 2234 and 27~0. of the Revised Stat usos of the State of Lunislana," etc., with *mnndmentM. Also. that the House ooncurs in the amend, ments of the Conference Committee on Hous, bill No. 71, "An act to repeal act No. 74, approved September 14 'sea, etc., and to authorize the city of New Orleans to establish, organize and maintain a proper and sufRicient pollee force to preserve order andgood government," etc. Also, that the House has concurred in Ben. ate amendments to House bill No. 150, "An act to authorize the receipt of the warrants issued in payment of constitutional officers of the State for back taxes due the general fut.l for the years in which such salaries were duo;' Also, that the House concurs in Senate "Con current resolution relative to the National Ex ecutive." Also, to inform you that the Speaker of the House has signed unrolled House bill No. 10n, " An act to authorirzn the receipt of warrants is sued in payment of constitutional offloers of the State for back taxeo dun, et. " and ask that the Lieutenant G(overnor affillx his signature to the same. lesopetfully, etc. PETER J. TItEZEVANT. Chief Clerk. Mr. White moved that the bill be recommitted to the Committee on Lands and Leovoees, with instructions to report to-morrow. Carried. Mr. Grover moved that the Senate adjourn un til Wednesday. March 14. 1877, at 12 o'clook in. Lost. ACTION ON REPORTS LYING OvitE, The report of the Committee on Judiciary on House bill No. 149. "An act to authorize the Po lice Jury of the parish of Claiborneto provide for funding the floating indebtedness of said parish," etc., reported favorably with the follow ing amendment: After the word "Claiborne" in the third line of the fourth section add the words "any claim now existing." Was on motion of Mr. George adopted; on motion of Mr. George the bill was adopted on its second reading and ordered read a third time. On motion of Mr. George the nonstitutional rules were suspended. the bill road a third time. finally passed, title adopted and ordered sent to the House for concurrence. Mr. George moved to reconsidelor the vote whereby the bill finally passed and moved to lay that motion on the table. And the motion to table prevailed. The following is the report of the Committoo on Judiciary on House bill, No. 175: Your Committee on the Judiciary have had under consideration House bill No. 175, "An act making the receiving and delivery in the night time of unginned seed cotton, s.ld. bartered or otherwise disposed of. a misdesmeanor, and prescribing the penalty therefor." and report the same favorably with the following amend ments: Insert after the word "time" in the second line of the title the words "or between sunset and sunrise." Insert after the word 'time" in the sixth line of the seventh section the words "or between sunset and sunrise." Insert after the Word "time" in the second line of the second section the words "or be tween sunset and sunrise." Was, on motion of Mr. George. adopted. On motion of Mr. George, the bill was adopted on its second reading as amended. and ordered read a third time. On motion of Mr. George. the constitutional rules were suspended, the bill read a third time, finally passed, title adopted, and notice of con currence ordered sent to the House. Mr. Robertson moved to reconsider the vote whereby the bill finally passed, and moved to lay that motion on the table. And the motion to table prevailed. The repdrtof the Committee on the Judiciary Senate bi 1 No. st, entitled "An act to amend and and re-enact article 3158 of the Revsed Civil Code." Reported unfavorably. On motion of Mr. Robertson the report was adopted and the bill indefinitely postponed. The report of the Committee on Corporations on House bill No. 158, entitled House bill No 158, substitute for House bill No. 119, entitled "An actto authorize the police juries to fix the rate of taxation to be levied for parish taxes and li censes in the several parishes of this State, ex cept the parish of Orleans, and to repeal con flicting laws," believe that legislation of this character is absolutely necessary, that without such legislation criminal justice cannot be ad ministered in many of the country parishes. Was, on motion of Mr. Robertson, postponed and made the special order of th,. day for Wednesday, March 1i, 1877, at half tant two o'clock. Mr. Texada in the chair. ' he following report of the Committee on Conference on House bill No. 71 was submitted: SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, I New Orleans, March 12, 1877. j To the Honorable President and Members of the Senate: Gentlemen-Your Committee on Conference with House committee re tilve to Senate amend ments to House bill No. 71 respectfully beg leave to report the following a§ a substitute for sec. tion a of the original Hliu-e bill. together with Senate amendments thereto, via: to adopt following as a nbtitute for section 3 Id BE it A-hhe . sai t.e to mer e tAi.d aet !p ui! o four mmiss oo tl acmm on I 4dtion Of of tie city of New Orleans wo 5hltl be ex-o clo a member an p ent o the board aed the Administrator oI Pollee of said city who shall be ex-officio a member of the s14i board to be ohosen in the manner herein after prescribed, and amjorlt of said board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business; that the Mayor shall nominate and, with the advice an consent of the Common Council, aipoint the commissioners of said Board of Pollce. and the satd commssiloners shall hold office for one two, three and four years. to be determined by lot upon their ap polntment: and at the expration of the term of each of said commissioners the Mayor shall ap point, no aforesaid, a commissioner who shall hold office for four years. The power of trying, of removal or of su$pen slon of any of the officers or patrolmen, Is ex clusively vested in said board, and it shall pos sess such other powers and perform such other duties as my be authorized and enjoined by the City Aministrators. Fourth Senate amendment to strike out 850, o00 and insert 25 e,ooo. Eighth Senate amendmentto be stririken out. Ninth and tenth amendments to be agreed to, Eleventh amandmont--~hange so as t, read "Add to the title the words 'and to establish a Board of Police Commissioners.'" Hoseoctfully, WILL STEVEN Chairman Senate Committee. B.1F. JONAS, Chairman House LCommittee. Was, on motion of Mr. Steven, adopted. On motion of Mr. Steven the amendments were considered engrossed In the bill. On motion of Mr. Stoven the constitu lonal rules were suspended, the bill road a third time as amended, finally passed, title adopted, and notice of concurrence ordered sent to the house. Mr. Boatnor obtained unanimous consent to Introduce the following report: To the Honorable President and Members of the Senate: (tnlletieenn-Yolur committee, to whom was re fonrred Snn.to bill No. 115, bog leave to report the same by substitute. CHIAS, J. BOATNERI, Chairman of Cominittoo on Lands and Levees. Which lies over under the rules. Mr. Breaux obtained unanimous consent to call up .enate bill No. ts, entitiled "An aot. en larging the jurisdiction of the Third District Court of the parish of Orleans." On motion of Mr. Broaux. the bill was made tihe special order of the day for Wednesday, March 14, 1877, at two o'clock. noU1s.1 IlIts ON FIRST READINrl. House bill No. 0it, entitled "An act to regulate public education in the State of Louisiana, to provide a revenue for the same. to impose cer tain penalties, to repeal sections of the Revised Statute+, from section 1217 inclusive to 1297 in elusive, and to repeal act No. No. 6 of the acts of 1870, entitled an act to regulate public education in the State of Louisiana and city of New Or leans, and to raise a revenue for that purpose." Was read a filrst time. On motion of Mr. Texada, the constitutional rules were suspended and the bill read a second tirm. On motion of Mr. Robortson, the bill was adopted on its second reading and ordered read a third time. On motion of Mr. Robertson, the constitu tional rules were suspended, the bill read a third time, finally passed, title adopted, and notice of concurrence ordered sent to the House. Mr. RIobertson moved to reconsider the vote whereby the bill finally passed and moved to lay that motion on the table, And the motion to table prevailed. House bill No. 220, entitled "An act to define and specify who are wholesale dealers and wholesale merchants, and to relieve retail deal ors and retail merchants from the paymentof a wholesale license tax, and to relieve all persons from the payment of a lifense tax as apothecary or druggist who are not engaged in the business of filli.g prescriptions or compounding medi cines, and to provide that no one but a licensed druggist or apothecary shall keep for sale, or sell, certain named and specified poisons." Was read a first time, and on motion of Mr. Robertson the constitutional rtjes were sus pended, the blfl read a second time and refer red to the Committee on Finance. House bill No. 225. entitled "An act entitled an ait to provide for the proper and uniform record of surveys, to prescribe the duties and powers of parish surveyors in regard to the manner of making and recording surveys, prescribing un der what conditions the same shall become legal and unchangeable, prescribing whit survey lines and corners heretofore made shall be legal and unchangeable. prescribing the mode by which private surveys may be legalized, fixing the fees of parish surveyors, repealing existing laws in conflict herewith. and put this nct into effect." Was read a first time. Spotion of Mr. Rlolbertson the constitutional ru '.acre suspended, the bill read a second time and referred to the Committee on Judi clary. House bill No. 12, entitled " An act to author ize the people of the parish of Livingston to hold an election In order to locate the seat of justice in said parish and to locate the same." Was read a lirst time. On motion of Mr. Richiardson. the constitu tional rules were suspended and the bill read a second time. On motion of Mr. Richardson, the bill was adopted on its second reading and ordered read a third time. On motion of Mr. Richardson, the constitu tional rules were suspended, the bill read a third time, finally passed, title adopted, and notice of concurrence ordered sent to the House. HOUS EDILLS ON S5COND READING. House bill No. 4s, entitled "An act authorizing the Governor to appoint an Assistant Attorney General, defining his duties and fixing his com pensation; to fix the commission which shall be paid the Attorney General upon all amounts collected by him and paid into the'State treas ury, and to repeal act No. 8a, approved March 3, 1874." Was on motion of Mr. White Indefinitely post poned. House bill No. 47, entitled "An act to amend and re-enact section 2071 of the Revised Statutes of Louisiana." Was on motion of Mr. Robertson indefinitely postponed. HIouse bill No. 61. entitled "An act to limit the time within which the answers of garnishees may be disproved or traversed, and to repoal all laws or parts of lawsin conflict with or incon sistent with the provisions of this act." On motion of Mr. White the bill was adopted on its second reading and ordered read a third time. On motion of Mr. White, the constitutional rules were suspended, the bill read a third time. finally p,,ssed, title adopted and notice of concurrence ordered sent to the House. Mr. White moved to reconsider the vote whereby the bill finally passed, and moved to lay that motion on the table. Carried. On motion of Mr. Texada, the Senate ad journed until Wednesday, March i, 1877, at 12 o'elock lm. JOHN CLEGG, tecretary of the Senate. BLcnEtrr' CocoIxNE .-A perfect dressing for ale hair. The Cocoaine holds in a liquid form a plrge proportion of deoderized cocoanut oil, pre gared expressly for this purpose. DOUBLE DAHLY.-On and after 8unday next, the 4th inst., the Jackson BRod will have two passenger trains daily, running to and from the city, making connetions for all points North, Buta and Weet .of r a .d m bo.. M OFFICIAL 1OUVRAL . . FIFTH r NERBAL ASS$UBLY -O-l T.r STATE OF LOUIttSIA A. *OU8I0 OF RIPlIEKINTATIVBo. EIXTRA 1N8IO1N OF IN77. Tenth Day's ProeodllngS. House or ItgP'aeENTATrIVgS, I New Orleans, La., Tuesday, March 18, 1877, S The House was called to order atl2 o'clock, m. Present: Hon L. Bush. Speaker, and Messrs. Aidgo., yoe ei Brid er, Breard Bowdon, Brady, Huek, herry, Bell, Briags, harbin, Goekerham, Qarloss, Urssyi, Delavlnge, Duke Duproee ictopinal, fitpatriek, FoPerster, 'erguson, laskits, Oilllspiel, Hunti"ngton" 1Hille Or 14.ans, Jons KienodT KellY; of *inn. sely of Orleans , aernoean, Lyons, Lee, a mare. La, Leonhard of Orleans Mrtin Means M(edelhe, Newsom, Nunes. iorter Pc rat'a, 'lttts. iihard ion, itdyla Boe, I erteon. litdgiley, hshakspeare, trigleton, Belt ipiller, Htag, t.ellers, mat. Sartaia, Tremou let, 'Jollr, voorhies,: Waesiburne Wlde Wil liams, Young of ClaUlborne and Young of East Baton lRoueo. Bixty-seven members and a qluorum. Prayer was offered by the Rev. Dr. Percival, The iournal of March Ia was approved. Mr. McGeheeoo offered the following concurrent resolution: Resol,'ed by the Ihlrose of Representatlves of Ihe Blate of Lotisiana the Senate eonour ring, That the Committees on the Judialurr of the respective houses be and they are hereby in structed to take into Immediate consideration the condition of the offiee of Treasurer of the State of Louisiana and report at the earliest moment such legislation as they may deem best to provide for the existing necessities of the government. The resolution was taken up under a suspeon alon of the rules and adopted. The following communication was prcsontod by the Bpeaker: UTIVI.ItTlYv or LOUIsuANA ) MEDICAL, DIA'A TroENT, Noe Oricans, March 12, 1877. To the Hon. L. Bllush .peaker, etc.: 'ir--The faculty of the Medical Doeprtment of the University of Louisiana have the honor hereby to extend an invitation to the 'several members of the House of iepvreoentatives to attend and take part in the commencement ex ercises of this institution, on "' ursday, the 18th inst., at 12 m.. in Orunowald Hall. Very resHectfully your obedient servant, T. (8. I IUIIAIRDSON, M. D., Dean. The invitation was accepted, with the thanks of the House. On the motion of Mr. Huntington House bill No. 210, "An act for the relief of Charles Cur tis," House bill No. 217, "An act for the relief of 0, M. Tennison," House bill No. 280, "An act for the rellef of ouliroy and others," were taken up on second reading and referred to the com mittee of the whole House, On the further motion of Mr. IlIuntintton, that part of the report of clth Committee on Claims relating to the claim of the New Orleans DMOOuBAT, was taken up. and the bill reported by the committee was read. Under a suspen sion of the rules the bill was passed to its second r,",lintg and pla:vod upon the Calendar, becoming Hlouse till No. 241. "An act for the relief of the New Orleans DianoonAT." The bill w.se referred to the Committee of the Whole House. The House resolved itso'f into at Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the four above entitled bills. Mr. Jonas in the chair. On rising, the Committee of the Whole r'epor. ed favorably upon said Hotuse bill No, 241, re commending its passage, The committeo recommended the recommit ment of said House bill No. 210 to the Committee on Claimn. The committee reported progress on House bills Nos. 217 and 23, adiking leave to sit again. On the motion of Mr. Singleton leave was granted for the committee to sit again March 14, at 2 o'clock p. m. COMMITTEE SERVIE(. Mr. Jonas, chairman, on behalf of the Com mittee on the Judiciary, reported as follows: RooMS or COMMITrrr oN JUDIctIARY, New Orleans. March 13, 1877. To the Honorable Speakor and Members of the House of Leptrosentatives: (Getlrtmn -Your Committee on Judiciary beg leave to report as follows: Favorably on House bill No. 212, "An act to Provide for the trmnsfer of paoers and dcir ees in successions from the t arlehes of Union, Jackson, Bienville and Claiborne to the parish of Lincoln, and to provide for the settlement of successions." etc. Favorably on HIuse bill No. 228. "An act rela tive to the taking of tn, testimony of physi clans." Favorably on House bill No. 234, "An act to re neal an act entitled an act to regulate proceed fn;l in contestations betweon persons claiming a judicial ofliue." Favorably on House bill No. 231, "An act to amend and re-enact section 2t47 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Louisiana." Favorably on House bill No 21, "An act to authorize the publication of a digest of the do cisions of the Supreme Court in the official journal." Favorably on House bill No. 218, "An act to do fine and regulate the duties of the reporter, and the publisher of the decisions of the Supreme Court." Favorably on House bill No. 229. "An act to repeal sections 2608, 2629, 2630. 2747, 2748, 2749 of the Revised Statutes of 1870, and a portion of article 625 of the Code of Practice." Unfavorably on House bill No. 210, "An act to amend and re-enact article 644 of the Code of Practice." Unfavorably on House bill No. 212. "An act to change the time of beginning the sessions of the General Assembly of the State." Unfavorably on House bill No. se6, "An act en titled an act to amend and re-enact sections 815 and 816 of the Revised Statutes of Louisiana. By substitute on House bill No. 125, "An act to annul the contract of the btate with the Lou isiana LeveelCompany, and for other purposes." Your committee have the honor to report the following bill: "An act to reveal an act entitled an act to fix the salaries of the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court," approved Feb ruary 27, 1571. B. F, JONAS, Chairman. JOINT SESSION. A joint session of the General Assembly was held for the purpose of further ballotina for a Senator to represent the State of Louisiana in the Senate of the United States for the term be ginning March 4, 1877, Hon. Louis A. Wiltz, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate, presiding. The roll of the Senate was called, when the following Senators answered to their names: Messrs. Boatner, Breaux. Ducros, Ellis. De mas Garland. George. Goode, Grover Kelly, Mitchell. Ogden, Perkins, Richardson, Rober~ son. Sandiford. Steven, btubbs, Texada, Wheeler, White. Twenty-one Senators and a quorum of the Senate. The roll of the House being called, the follow ing members answered to their names: Hon. L. Bush, Speaker, and Messrs. Aldige. Aycock, Barbin. Billieun Bridger. Breard. Bow den, Brady, Berry. Bell. Buck, Brigg.s Cocker ham, Carloss, Cressy. Delavigne. Duke, Dupree. Estopinal. Fitzpatrick, Foerster, Ferguson, Gaskins Gillespie, Huntington. Hill of Orleans, Jonas, Aernochan, Kelly of Winn. Kelly of Or leans. Kennedy, Kidd. Lyons, Leeds, Lamare, Lea. Leonhard of Orleans, Mar:in. Means, Mc(lehee. Newsom, Nuuez, Porter. Peralta, P'itts, kid.ley, r.obertson, Richardson. tyland. Bolle, Shakspeare. Singleton, Sartain, Spiller, Staeg. Steele. Sellers. Smart, Tayler. Tremoulet, Toler, Voorhies, Washburne, Wood, Wilao. Williams. Young of Claiborne, Young of East Baton Rouge. Sixty-seven members and a quorum cf the House. The presiding officer announced that the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana had metin this joint session, as required by law. for the purpose of balloting for a Senator to represent the Stateof Louisiana in the Senate of the United States for the term beginning 4r,18ih e, I17. J-`failOUEwasýIU61L i~Z ctrotium. Oftti1 ouse, ntmriitetrl ; ron. A. a. rEron. of eit Baton BNonu. There being no further nomtintlions, the roll of the Senate was called, with the following re salt: th satort. irrand, Kelly and Stubbs voted for the ,n . onao-a votes. enatnor exada voted for the Hon. B. L. Gib son-i vt senotor Wheeler voted for the Heon. P. J. Ken nody-1 votel lenators lroaux, te ros. Grover, Mitchell Ogden. Iobertson, -PJandiford and Steven voted for the Hlon. Allen j usmel-s votes. Senators ioatner, Ellis, George, Goode, Per. kin", I'lehardson and White voted for the Holn. A. . Lerr n-7t votes. denator Ducros voted for the Hen. L. N. Bent. ler-1 vote. The roll of the House was called, when the following members voted for the Hon. B. 1. Jonas: Speaker Bush, and Messrs. Aycoek, Bridge, Beoardt Bowden, Brad, Busk, Berry Bell oekrnameigtuson lilllespli, Huntingan. 1hakpeanros Tngieotn htatg Pttn, Rtih~tag b Taylr, Wood and Wllde- lta. teele, Tldr. The following members voted for the Hon. Randall L. Gibson: Messrs. Aligeo. Cressy, Delavlgne, Roberte . isetoplpnal l itapatrick, Hill, Kennedr, efltr Laamare, kernoean, etolle, mart and i'remoun Thdfollowing members voted for the Hon. P. J. Kennedy I boMessrs. artain, Sellers and Young of Clal borne-3. The following members voted for the Hon. A. S. Herron: Mess s. Car oss Duke, Dupre, Oasklpa Jenae, Lyons Lee.as, Lea, Martin, Means, Nil nee, Fort r, jralta, Itylmdan, lildgiey, Sf, 8lpil ler, Toler, Voorhlep, Williams and Young of East Baton Houlee-i1. Mr. Kidd voted for the Hon. Jno. Young. Mr. MeGehee voted for the Hon. W. A. Robert. son. Mr. Washburno voted for the Hen. W. B. J Egan. Mr. Kelly of Wlnn voted blank. Total vote as; necessary to a choice 40. No one candidate having received a majority of all the votes east, the presiding officer de clarod that there had been no election. On motion of Mr. Huntington, of the Seonatel the joint assombly adjourned and the Senate withdrew to'ltl chamber. M.IEBSA( FROM TlE1 SENIIATE. The following message was received from the Senate: SBxIATr CInAMuna STATE or LOOI5rIAA, i New Orleans, March 1i, 1577. To the Honorable the Speaker and Members of the House of Ilopresentatives: (enlelmean-I am directed by the Senate to inform your honorable body that the Senate has finally pass and requests your eoneurrence in Senate bil No. 84, entitled An act to bets secure holders of life Insurance polloils inth State' to provide uareserve fund therefor, for other pur .' Also Senate bill No. 11, entitled "An act to in. oorperate the toclety of th Ancient Ordr of Hl rnians of the State of Louisiana, nd ex. empt certain property blonging to said sooiet irom ttaatlon. miunl ipal and State." Also te ate bili No. 111, entitled "An not to facilitate the collection of taxes throughout the itltet'," A Ilo H~ontte joint resolution No. 2, entit "..,: w ,Joution creating a commission to dl.llng too rec"ss of the General Assembly, f thie purpose of submitting suggestions to the nut r'npalltr Ass embly as to any amendment e tuh colntituti.on of the State deemed byt I necessary or oexpeliepnt." Veorrrp.rloJOHN CLEGG, Secretary. Mr. Hill, on behalf of the Committee on 0oh. forente respecting the Senate's amendments to House bill No. 19I, and the refusal cf the House to agree thereto, reported as follows: To the Honorable the Senate and House of Rep. resentatives of the itmte of Louisiana: (hentlemuen - Your committee, appolntel by your respective bodies to confer upon the cif feorones between the houses on the subject of House bill No. 193, having had the same under consideration recommend the following a.g substlute for that part of section 1 contained it lines 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 15, 19, 20. 21, 2. and all before the word "in" to line 23, to-wit: "In all parishes except thile parish of Orleans cop lectors shall receive on the first six thousand dollars ton per cent; and on all sums in excess of six thousand dollars, three per cent." And that the House agree to the Senate amend moent to the twenty-fifth line. That after the word "one" in twenty-sixth llna there be inserted the words "and a quarter, so that it shall read "one and a quarter pet cent." That the House agree to the Senate amend ment In the twenty-seventh line. That inline twenty-eight the words "one and a hall" be stricken out, and that the word "two" be inserted In lieu thereof. That the House agree to Senate amendment to twenty-ninth line, same section. That the House agree to Senate amendment to line coitn same section. In section 2. line s, that the House agree tb the Senate amendment. In line? section 3, and in line s same sdetion. that the House agree to the Senate amend. ments. That in line 31 of sectlon 1 the word "throee" be struck out, and the word "four" inserted in lieu thereof. tes poctfull y submitted, LEWIS TEXADA. JAMES D. HILL. ' he said report was. on motion of Mr. Hill, taken up, with said House bill 193, and the amendments, as recommended by the Commit. tee on Conference, were adopted. Under a sospenslon of the rules the bill, as amended, was read a third time and passed; the title was adopted. A message was received from the Senate an nounclng the adoption by that body of the fore. going icoort. Notice of its adoption by the House was ordered to be sent to the Senate. Mr. Delavigfne. chairman, on behalf of t Committee on Canals and Drainage, prese the following report: To the Honorable the Speaker and members d the House of Representatives: (entlemernn--Your Committee on Canals aal Drainage have the honor to report favorably o House bill 1No. 184, entitled "An act to exenll landed property in the parish of Orleans fromn drainage taxes," wlh the followlng almend. monts: In title, after the word "taxes," add " assessments." In preamble, line 9 Il the word "ridge." substitute the wor "r In section 1, line 2, after the word" tativeO" insert "of the State of Loulsiana. sectiont line 5. instead of the word " insert' Is hereby exempted." Same seeuom.l line 5, after the word 'tax" add the foliWtag. "or asseesment: and all judaments forth sam. under subsequent laws, are hereby mneeied and annulled." In sectifon 2. line 8, after the word "eeaisL add the followIng "and that this, act sha ll tat effect from andt after its passage.' Mr. Toler, hnairman, on behalf of the Qo0 mittee on Appropriations, presented the foi lowing report: To theHouse of Representatives and Seoate .d.` the (State of Louisiana, in General Assel e . bly convened: Gentleme--Your Committee on ApproprI&. tions of the Bouse of Reprosentatives, with re spect, herewith presents a bill making appro priations to carry on the State government of the state of Louisiana for the fiscal year ending December 31, 1877. Yourcommittee further pro sents that there are various sums (marked re spectively from the letter A to M. inclusive, on the sixth and seventh rag4s) appropriated for objects of charity in said bill, but as these institutions have in the past history of the Legislature of the btate been the recipients of small sum of sharity, your committee has deemed it proper to make the usual appropria tions. Your committee, with respect, aver that such instiutions, as far as the protection of it fints, and majors, who, from being maime diseased or too young or too old to make a suB-' port, and who have no one to support and rela der th-m the necessar' protection, the state, as the parent of all her citizens, is in duty bound to take care of and provide for their wants by fostering such institutions as render such per sons the necessary protection and support. Your committee would further aver that they have been placed in possession of information that they do not nuestion that several of the inf stitutions herein included in said appropria. tion, marked resrectively from the letter A to 1 inclusive, are institutions in which the young of both sexes are coliected in large numbers. and that from being closely confined in houses at labor, and niothav..the opportnlty t - fregh sra dhe exereose "ns ir r a s