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- or THI - FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY - Or THlI - STATE OF LOUISIANA. 8BNATI. C Twentieth Day's Proceedings. e BElATmI OHNAMIsa. NEW OLEAxws. ) TUIwlayh . )February s. 1.as. The .mnate was called to order at 12 o'clock m. by the Hon. H. 1). McEnery, Lieutenant Governor and l'r.mident of the Senate. On a ctel of the roll, the following named Senators were present: Mesr¢. Aby, Augustin, Brian, Cahen, 2lmphe'f, C(unningham, Davidson, D)avey, Fetop Flntenot, Foster, Hagan, arris, F lKidd, Leaks, Liuces, Luckett, Iareton, Newtmon, Nutt, l'arlange, Pollock, ,iard, Robetrteon, Rogers, Stewart, Steelo, Settoon, immtaes, Story, Vance, Walton, Watkins .t. Ahbent-Mesers. liulflngton, l)omas and unewv -3. On motion of Mr. Marston the readlinK of the journal in detail was dispensed with. I OMMI'Tr'F.xf HE4RVICr. uinder the co.ncurrrllt resolution offered by Mr. Augustin. chairman of the Committee on Militia, providing for the appointment of a joint committee for the purpose of exam ining the accounts of ov. . F T. Nicholls rela tive to the militia fund, the President of the Senate announced the names of Mesesr. Au gustin and Aby as the committee on the part of the Senate. i'PETTITON AND MEMOQIA L. Mr. Hagan submitted petltlons from the principals of the public schools, prayinug that the Leglslature pass an act for their relief, and to provide for the payment of their sala rles for the months of November and Decem ber, 187a. The petition was read, and on motion of Mr. Hagan was referred to the Committee on Public Education. iiiPORT5 OF COMMI.TW. Mr. Watkins, chairman of the Committee on the 4udolary, submitted the following re port: To the President and Members of the Senate: I am Instructed by the Committee on the Judleary. to whom was referred Senate bill No. 7, hllng An act to provide for the trial or reoused eases in courts of appeal, [oreport by substitute. Respectfully submitted, J. I) WA rK INI, Chairman. The report lies over under the rules. INTiRODUllCTION OF RILLTL. The following named Senators, in accord sace with previous notice, Introduced the fol lowing entitled bills, which were read the IMrt time: by Mr. Estoplnal L)eate bill No. 41, An act relative to district attorneys throughout the State (the parish of Orleans oeepted); imposing upon them the duties heretofore performed by parish and district attorneye pro tfmpeorr, and flalng the.f emol uments of offlice for the performance of such duties. By Mr. Estopinal - Senate bill No. 54, An act to prohibit sheriffs and clerks of court from holding any office of profit under the pellce juries and school boards in the dif ferent parishes of the State; to prohibit oom ,pensation hi such eases, and to provide for the punishment of violations of this act. By Mr. story Senate bill No. i1. An act to facilitate the trial of causes on the ordinary docket of the Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana. INTltoDUI!rTON orF RfI.nTLITTF4NH. Mr. Foster olTered the following resolution "to apportion among the standing committees of the Senate the work of the preparation of bills found necessary in the report of the ,Committe'e on Clonstitutioual Legislation: Re.uIeed. That a committee of three be ap pointed to apportion among the etanding domnittees the preparation of bhills found necessary by the report of theCommittee on 'Constitutional Legislatlen, and that the com mittee herein created be instructed to report as soon as practicable. Mr. Foster obtained unanimous consent to -oonslder the resolution at this time, and, on his motion, it was adopted. And the President of the Senate appointed as the committee created by the resolution, Mesars. Foster, l'Parlange and Watklans. al()rrlOUTIONS OFING OVER° By Mr. Aby The resolution "relqutilng the reporters to give notice throtugh their papers of the meetings of commlttee.," was taken up, and, on motion of Mr. Alby, adoptlit. By Mr. Parlango The resoelitn "lnstrueting the Judiciary Oommittee to report whether the General Assembly bhasih power to relieve incorpo rated towns from the payment of futurespar tIh taxes," was taken up, and, on motion of Mr. Parlanae, a.lloptl d. RIEtI'ORT OF, 'OLI \I i1TT LYIN(. OVER. The report of the Oommlttee on Finance on 4Jov. Nicholls's '~untlngent fund" was taken up, and on mothio of Mr. Robertson adopted. SE.&ONDb) RAWI)' OF HIEATE BI.LLS. Benate bill No. 5 ,. An act relative to sheriffs, .x o.tkioi tax col teotors, and to tihe ':onds to be furnished by them, parish of Orle.ans excepted, Was read the sAcnd time, and on motion v( Mr. Nuntc referr.d to the Coiunlttee on the Judiciary. 3enate bill o. o1, Anaetrequilrtu the Auditor and Treasurer to hold the money awruing to the general ftud by article .1 of the State debt ordinanee for the <xpeuses of 1,*4t, and to enforce the same, Was read the second time, and on motion of Mr. Marston referred to the Committee on Finanoe. Senate bill No. 12. An act to authori'e Thoma.3 Brady to insti tute suit against the State of Louisiana, Was read the sec~ul time, and on motion of Mr. Davey referred to the Committee on Finance. BSenate bill No. 46, An act creating a prlnting is .rd, and defin ing its duties relatvet to the State printing; to the ofltclal journal of the 8tate; to regu late and define the prices of public printing, and to prescrll'q ti; manner In which the same shall be done; to regui"ite the manner of making adverltI-enouts in judicial pro eeedings or sales of property under judicial process, or in any other legal proceedings, in all parishes; regulLbting the price therefor; directing the manner and price at which con tracts shall be made by police juries and municipal corporations for public printing; providing for the binding and distribution of all public documents, and furnishing station ery for all the departments of the govern inent of the 1t4te; and repealaing act No. 49 of 1177, and all laws or parts of laws In con fllet herewith, 1 Was passed over. RENATES fTTt ON REtIOND READTN(l. S Senate b)il No. 26, An act giving to sellers of agricultural pro- a ducts a special lien and privilege thereon to secure the purchase money, Was taken up under the unfavorable report (I of the Committee on the Judlolary, and on motion of Mr. Steele was laid on the table, d subject to call. E SENATE hITAbS ON THIRD READING. Senate bill No. 10, 1i An act to amend and re-enact act No. 18, t General Assembly of 1µ77, approved March r 22, 1H77, Was road the third time and in full. Mr. Newton moved the final passage of the bill. The roll was called, with the following re sult. Yeas- Mesrs. Aby, Augustin, Brian, (Jah, j (amphell. Cunningham, Davldson, Davey, Estop nat, Fontenot, Foster, Hagan, Harris, Kldd Leake, Lucas, Lockett. Marston, New ton, Nutt. P'arlange, I'ollock, Riard, Robert son, Rogers, Stewart, Steels. Hettoon, 81mmes, Story, Vanee, Walton, Watkins --3. Nays- -None. IAbe.nt- -Messrs. Buflington, Demas, Nu- I ner-- S. And the bill was finally passed. The title was adopted. Mr. Newton moved ~o reconsider the vote by which tle hill was passed, and on his own motion the motion to reconsider was laid on the table. i MERSA(E FtRO) THE HOUSE. The following message was received from the House of Rltpresentatives. Iloul or BEPrIRESINTATIVIS, I New Orleans, February 5, 1550. I To the Senate of the State of Louisiana: I am (direted by the House of Represents tives to inform your honorable body that the House has concurred in Senate amend moents to House bill No.52, An act making an appropriation to pay the expenses of the General Assembly for the session of 1880. Also, that the House has concurred in Senate Concurrent Resolution, "Appointing a Committee to examine the accounts of the militia fund as rendered by Governor Francis T. Nicholls," And that the Speaker has appointed on the part of the House on said committee, Messrs. Cade, Altken and Lyons. Also, that the House has passed a Concurrent Resolution, "Authorizing the appointment of a joint committee to examine the books and affairs of the banks throughout the State," And asks the oncurrence of the Senate in the same. Respectfully otc., P]ETElt .. TREZEVANT Clerk of the House of Representatives. HENATE lnIL.. ON THIRD READING. Senate bill No. 19, An act to create a Bureau of Agriculture and Intmigration; to appoint a commlssion er; to fix his salary and define his duties, etc., Was read the third time. Mr. Walton moved the final passage of the bill. The roll was called, with the following re sult: Yeas Messrs. Augustin, Brian, Campbell, Cunningham. D)avey, Estopinal, Fontenot, lHagan, K hid. Lucas, Newton, Parlange, Pol lock, Rlard, Robertson, Rogers, Steele, Set toon, Walton,- 19. Nays -Messrs. Aby, Cahen Davidson I)e mae, Foster, Harris, Leake, Luckett, Mars too, Nunez, Stewart, Story, Vanoe, Wat kine---14. Absent-Messrs. Buffington, Nutt, Blmmes -8. And the bill wasfinally passed. The title was adopted. Mr. Walton moved to reconsider the vote by which the h111i paswed, and on his own mo tion the motion to reconshlder was laid on the table. .enate bill No. 22, An art to amend and re-enact section 092 of the Reviseld Statutes, Was read the third time and In full. Mr. Robertsonr moved the final passage of the bill. The roll was calied, with the following re sult: " Yeas---Messrs. Augustin, Brian, Campbell, Cunningham, Domae, 2stopinal. Fontenot, F'oster, Harris, Kidd, Leake, Lucas, Luckett, Marston Newton, Nunez, Nutt, Pollock, itiard, Ikolrtsou, Rogers, Steele, Settoon, Story, Vance, Walton-26. Nays-Messrs. Hagan, 'arlange, Stewart, Watkins 4. Absent- Mesrs. Aby, Bullington, Cahen, Davidson, Davey, Smhmee--. And thebill was finally passed. The title was adopted. Mr. Robertson moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill finally passed, and on his own motion the motion to reconsider was laid on the table. On motion of Mr. Roberteon the Senate went into executive session. AFTIErx IXC~ftTVE SESSBON. Upon the opening of the doors, the Ptees dent of the Senate in the chair, the following named Senators were present: Messrs. Aby, Augustin Brian, Cahen, Campbell, Cunningham, bavideon, Davey, l)emas, Estopinal, Fontenot. Foster, Hagan, Harris, Kidd Leake Lucas, Luckett, Mirs ton, Newton, Nunes Nutt, Parlange, Pollock, itlard. Robertson, kogers, Stewart, Steele, Settoon, Slmmes, Story, Vance, Walton, Wat kins --35. Absent--Mr. Buffington 1. On motion of Mr. Vance the Senate ad journed until to-morrow (Wednesday), Febru ary 4, 1880, at 12 o'clock m. JOHIN CLEOG, Secretary of the Senate. Twenty-First Day's Proceedings. SENATE CHAMBIRR. NEW ORIuANw. Welnesday. February 4. 180o. The Satate was called to order at 12 o'clock m. by the lion. S. D. MeEnery, Lieutenant Governor and P'resldent of the SBnate. On a call of the roll, the following named Senators wore present: Messrs. Aby, Angustlin. Brian. Cahen, Camp bell, ('unniugham, D)avidson, Daevy, Estopi nal, Jontenet. Foster. l.eake, Lucas, Luckett, Marston, Newton, Nunez, Nutt, Parlange, i'ollock, Rttared, Robertson, Rogers, Stewart, Kteelo, Simme,. Story. Walton, Watkins--29. Absent. -Moesrs. B]iuffington, l)ems,Hagan, Harris, Kidd, etttoon. Vance--7, On motion of Mr. Stewart the reading of thejournal in detail was dispensed with. JEI'ORTTS OF COMMITTEES. Mr. Watkins, chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary, reported back Senate bill No. 8, entitled An act to provide for the trial and punish ment of offenses where the penalty Is not tecessarily Imprisonment at hard labor or death, Favorably, by substitutt. On motion of Mr. Watkins the substitute reported, entitled An act to provide for the trial and punish ment of offenses where the penalty is not necessarily imprisonment at hard labor or death, Was ordered printed. Mr. Walton, chairman of thie Committee on Agriculture, Commerce and Manufacture, submitted the following report: To the President and Members of the 8enste: ..P. · :..r . .'~i~&~.~;~iP' I~j~r;.t~ gi Ciil:r~r~iih Your Committee on Agriculture, Commerse, etc., to whom was referred Senate bill No. 40 , An act entitled 'An act to readjust the State Land Office," etc. ta Beg leave to report the same back favor ably with amendments. it (EO.. WALTON, Chairman. The report lies over under the rules. On motion of Mr. Walton the bill was or- Ci dtiered printed. U Mr. Foster, chairman of the committee un der the resolution to apportion among the tt standing committees of the Senate the work It of the preparation of bills found necessary in the report of the Committee on Constitu- a tional Legislation, submitted the following t report, with accompanying resolution: To he President and Members of the Senate: i Your committee to which was referred the matter of apportionlng to appropriate com- 0 mittees the subjects of leglslation, reported by your Committee on Constitutional Legis- 1 latlon, beg leave to report as follows: They recm nend that the following sub jects Ib referred to your Committee on the ii Judiciary, viz.: Article 116. Selection of jurors. ii Article 118. Bonds of sheriffs and coroners o S(Orleans excepted). Article 145. lee bills of clerks of courts, II civil and criminal sheriff, constables, register of conveyannces and recorder of mortgages $ for the parish of Orleans, system of stamp for the colloction of law fees by the State. Artilte 175. Protection of laborers against failure of contractors. e Articles 219 and 220. Registrations of home steads and exemptions. I Article H. Peremptory challenges In crimi nal cases. Article 91. Provision for appeals from dis trlot courts in questions of law alone. Article 105. Trial of recused cases in courts i of appeal. Article 112. Trial of recused oases In dis trict courts. Article 117. SAecial juries in criminal cases Article 121. Bonds of clerks of district courts (Orleans excepted). Article 124. Fees of district attorneys (Or leans excepted). Article 125. Fees or salarlesof justices of the peace (Orleans excepted). Article 127. Salaries or fees of constables (Orleans excepted). Article 133. Penalties for failure of certain officers to make certain deposits. Article 134. Fees of district attorney for the parish of Orleans. Article 135. Salaries and territorial jurisdic tion, procedure and foe bill of city courts of New Orleans; qualifications, bonds and duties of clerks of city courts. Article 187. Bonds of clerks of civil and I criminal district courts of New Orleans, and quallflications of their sureties. Article 138. Duties of minute clerks of I courts of appeal and olvil and criminal dis- I trict courts of New Orleans; salaries of dep- 1 uty clerks of civil and criminal district courts of Orleans. Article 140. Fees of civil sheriff, Orleans; settlement of civil sheriff of New Orleans with the State' of proflts of his office; fees of criminal sheriif of the parish of Orleans and his settlement with the Stat. Article 141. Salaries of deputy.sheriffs, par Ish of ()rlesns. Article 143. Qualilications, compensations and duties of constables of city courts of New Orleans. Article 144. Qualifications and duties of reg ister of convtyyances and recorder of mort gages, parish of Orleans; number of their employes and their salaries. Artfitle 147. I)utiees of coroners, Orleans. Article 158. Change of venue in civil and criminal cases. Article 163. Provision for support of pau pers of such parish. Article 165. Provision for decision of diffor encs by arbitration. Article 166. Limitation of power of courts to punish for contempt. Article 172. Suppression of gambling. Article 19). Prohibition of sale of intoxicat ing drinks on election day. Article 194. Provision for trial of contested elections. Article 221. Protection of creditors againAt fraudulent claims of debtors; punishment of fraud, and provision for reaching canceled property of debtor. Article. 241. I)einiltlon of crime commltted by directors, presidents, et(.. who receive deposits in ertaoin cases, ant provision for punishment. Article 223. Prohibition of sailors of foreign vessels from working on wharves tand levees of New Orleans. Article 7. Provision for trial of criminal cases enot capital, nor necessarily punishable in penitentiary, by a number of jurors less than twelve. Article H. Provlision for compulsory process in criminal cases in favor of persons accused. Article 46. G(eneral provisions in all cases where the Ltgislature Is prohibited from en acting special laws, enumerated in this arti cle. Article 77. Fees of ecretary of State in cer tain cases. Article 84. Terms of Supreme Court (Orleans excepted). Article 88. Reporting decisions of Supreme Court. Article 96. Termsof officeof judges of courts of appeal, after expiration of term fixed by constitution. Article 1It. Provision for verdict in civil oeases by . ales number of jurors than the whole. Article 117. Terms of district courts. Article 119. SherilTs' fees. Article 122. Provision vesting in clerks of court certain authority. Artitle 123. Provision for continuing deputy clerks in office in certain eases. Article 125. Fixing the number of justices of the peace in each parish (Orleans excepted), Article 136. Establishing police or magis trate's courts, parish of Orleans. Article 144. Bo, nd of register of conveyances and recorder of mortgages, Orleans. Article 160. Provision for filling vacancies in offices not otherwise provided for In the constitution. Artlcl, 170. Regulation of the sale of alco holic liquors. Article 173. Additional penalties for bribing officers. Article 176. Provision for manner and time for recording privileges andemortgages on immovables. Article 177. Provision for registry of priv lgaes on movable in certain cases. fo the Finance Committee the following: Article 20:3. System of equality of assess ment. Page 69 of the constitution. Provision for payment of indebtedness of the State to the fiscal agent. Provilion for payment of loan of $25,000 made. by the Constitutional Convention. Article 203. Assessment of property for tax ation. Article 20s. Poll tax and enforcement there of. Article 210. Notice to delinquent taxpayers. Article 230. Appropriations for State Uni versity for Louisana and State University and Agriculltural and Mchankial College. Article 233. Appropriations for interest due free school funid, seminary fund, and pro vision for destruction of State bonds now held for said funds; appropriation for pay ment of interest due to Agricultural and Me chanical College fund, and provisions for de struction of State bonds now held for use of said fund, pag.. 66, constitution; provision for sale of property of delinquent taxpayers after ,January, 1811. Page 6; of thn, constitution. Appropriation and provision for issuance of $5 bonds. Page 68 of the constitution. Conversilon of certain Auditor's warrants into certificates of $5. $10, $20 and $30. Page 70 of the constitution. Conversion of State consors into certain other bonds, and appropriatious therefor. Article 51. Appropriations for State asy lums for in-ant', deaf, etc.. and State charita ble institutiona. Article 57. Release of heirs to confiscated property from taxes thereon. Article 206. Llc.*nse tax, and system of graduating same. Article 212. Postponement of taxes in cer tain cases. Article 233 Provision for destruction of cer tain State bonds sold under act No. 81 of 1872. To the Committee on Militia the following: Article 181. Militia. Article 183. Exemption from militia duty. To the Committee on Agricultru'e, etc., the following: Article 178, Bureau of Agriculture, Article 214. Creation of levee districts. 5 Article 216. Creation of levee districts partly w In this and partly In other States. Article 218. Levee system and tax to main taln same. To the Committee on Education the follow ing: la Article 224. Public schools. Article 225. Duties of State Superintendent of Public Education; parish school boards; salary of parish superintendent, parish of Orleans. Article 228. Provision empowering parishes P to levy school tax. Article 231. University for persons of color In New Orleans. Article 228. Approprlation of proceeds of bl sale of certain public lands to school fund. To the Committee on Corporations, etc., the following: Article 236. Provlsion relative to agents of foreign corporations. Article 289. Provision for increase of stock E of corporations. Article 242. Provisions authorizng munlol pal and parochial corporations to levy taxes I for public improvements In certain cases. S To the Committee on Printing the follow ing: Article 42. Contract for stationery, print- i ing, fuel, etc., used in the legislative and otthor branches of government. Article 43. Provision for publication of pub ic expenditures. Artiole 254. Printing laws in French lan- b guage in certain parishes. To the Committee on Health, Quarantine, etc., the following: Article 178. Provision for State medicine, etc. To the Committee on Elections, the follow . rticle 186. Enforcement of article 185, rela- t tive to electoral qualifications-registration of voters (Orleans excepted). Article 191. Manner of choosing or electing I presidential electors. t Article 268. Election in Shreveport. To Committee on City of New Orleans the following : Article 180. Creation of superintendent of i New Basin, Canal and Shell Itoad and man agement thereof. t Article 254. Liquidation of debt of New Or leans. Article 268. Election In New Orleans In 1880. Article 253. Provision for mode of election by the citizens of New Orleans of public offi cers. Article 254. Cancellation of present charter of New Orleans, and provision for new form of government. To Committee on Parks, Public Buildings, I etc., the following: Article 150. Repair of State-House at Baton Rouge and transfer of State archives. Respectfully submitted, together with the accompanying resolution: IReolnvd That the foregoing distribution and apportionment of subjects of legislation be adopted, and that the respective commit tees are hereby instructed to prepare and re port bills in accordance with said apportion- i ment. MURPHY .1. FOSTER, Chairman. NOTICES OF H1IIL..H Mr. Leake gives notice that on to-morrow or some future day he will offer a bill "To reorganize the Loulsiana State Uni versity and Agrlculturil and Mechanical College, now temporarily established and located at Baton Rouge." INTRODU(TTON OF BILLS. The following named Senators asked and obtained unanimous consent to Introduce at thistime, without previous notice, the follow ing entitled bills: By Mr. Rogers- Senate bill No. 56, An act defining the duties of district attor neys throughout the State, and to fix their fees in criminal cases, Which was read the first time. By Mr. Vance Senate bill No. 58, An act entitled "An act to carry Into effTect articles 249, 250, 251 and 252 of tie constitu tion, relative to parochial affairs and bounda ries," Which was read the firet time. Mr. Newton, by request, In accordance with previous notice, introduced the following en titled bill: Senate bill No. 57, An act to amend and re-enact act No. 38, passed by the General Assembly of the State of Loulilana April 27, 1875, Which was read the first time. INTRODUCTION OF IoEqOrlUTION8. By Mr. Aby Resolvwd, That the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Sonate be and is hereby required to move the Senate Chamber and fixtures to the ante chamber of the Governor; provided, that the seats of Senators shall sustain their same relative positions. The resolution lies over under the rules. BE(OND IEADINGC OF' ENATE BILLS. Senate bill No. 53, An act relative to district attorneys throughout the State (the parish of Orleans excepted); imposing upon them the duties heretofore performed by parish and district attorneys pro tem'pore, and fixing their emolu ments of offlo0 for the performance of such duties, Was read the second time, and, on motion of Mr. Estopinal, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. 'Senate bill No. 64, An act to prohibit sheriffs and clerks of court from holding any office of profit under the pollce juries and school boards in the different parishes of the State; to prohibit compensation in such cases, and to provide for the punishment of violations of this act, Was read the second time, and, on motion of Mr. Eftopinal, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Senate bill No. 55, An act to facilitate the trial of causes on the ordinary docket of the Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana, Was read the second time, and on motion of Mr. Story referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. RiENATE BILLS ON SECOND READING. Senate bill No. 7, being An act to provide for the trial of recused cases in courts of appeal, Was taken uo, the Judiciary Committee having reported the bill favorably by substi tute. The bill was read. The substitute was read in full, and, on mo tion of Mr. Newton, was accepted in lieu of the original bill, and becomes Senate bill No. 59, entitled An act to provide for the trial of recused cases in courts of appeal. On motion of Mr. Newton the bill was or dered engrossed and passed to its third read ing. Sepate bill No. 46, An act creating a printing board, and defin ing its duties relative to the State printing; to the official journal of the State; to regu late and define the prices of public printing, and to prescribe the manner in which the same shall be done; to regulate the manner of making advertisements in judicial pro ceedings or sales of property under judicial process, or in any other legal proceedings, in all parishes; regulating the price therefor; directing the manner and price at which con tracts shall be made by police juries and mu nicipal corporations for public printing; pro viding for the binding and distribution of all public documents, and furnishing stationery for all the departments of the government of S State; and repealing aft No, 49 of 1877, and all laws or parts of laws In conflict therte with, Was taken up under the favorable reportof E the Committee on Printing. On motion of Mr. Robertson the bill was laid on the table subject to call. SENATI BILLS ON THIRD BEADING. Senete bill No. 15, An act to amend articole 287 of the Code of t Practice, fi Was read the third time and in full. is Mr. Newton moved the final passage of the I bill. The roll was called with the following re sult: Yeas-Messrs. Augustin, Brian, Cahen, i Campbell, Cunningham, Davidson, Davey, N Estopinal, Fontenot, Foster Hagan, Leak,, Lucas, Luckett, Marston kewton, Nunez, Nutt, Parlange, Pollock, Hiard, Robertson, b Rogers Stewart, Steele, Settoos, SimBmes, Story, Vance, Watkins-30. ,ma Nays-None. Ahsent--Messrs. Aby, Bullington, Demas, t Harris, Kldd, Walton----. And the bill was finally passed. The title was adopted. t Mr. Fontenot moved to reconsider the vote a by which the bill was finally passed, and on his motion the motion to reconsider was laid t on the table. oUnSE OONcURENTr RESOLUTION. The following concurrent resolution, re- I ceived from the House of Representatives on the third instant, was read: Reso4eed by the House of fRepre.entatives 1 the. NSnate concurring, That in pursuance orf section 8 of act No. 91 of the General Assem by of the State, approved April 20, 1877, a t committee of- -- members of the f Senate and of -- members of the House of Representatives be appointed by the presid ing officers of their respective houses, whose duty shall be to examine the affairs of all banks and banking Institutions in the parish of Orleans and to report upon the condition thereof to the General Assembly at this pres ent session. Mr. Robertson moved to fill out the blanks by filling the first with theword "three," and the second with the word "five," making it read, "a Joint committee of three members of the Senate and of five members of the House ! of Representatives," etc. The motion was agreed to without objeo tion. On motion of Mr. Robertson the concurrent resolution was then adopted. Mr. Robertson moved to reconsider the vote by which the concurrent resolution was adopted, and on his own motion the motion to reconsider was laid on the table. MESBA.OE FROM THE ROUSE OF REPRESEN TATITVi. The following message was received from the House: HOus OF,REPrnlFoI NTATIrvGS. New Orleans. Feb, nary 4. 18.. To the Senate of the State of Louisiana: I am directed by the House of Representa tives to inform you that the Speaker of the House has signed and enrolled House bill No. 52, An act making an appropriation to pay the expenses of the General Assembly for the seestoacommencing January 12, 1880. Also, Concurrent Resolution protesting against the recognition of Mr. Win. P. Kellogg, as Senator from Louisiana; And asks that the Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate affix his signature to the same. Respectfully, PE ER J. TREZEVANT Clerk of the House of Representatives. Upon the receipt of this message the Presi dent of the Senate caused the bill and con current resolution presented by the Clerk of the House of Representives to be read by title, and signed the same in open session without delay. LEAVE OF ADSENC!. On motion of Mr. Parlange a leave of ab sence for one day was granted to the lion. Edwin Harris. On motion of Mr. Cahen the Senate went I Into executive session. APITE EXECUTIVE SESSION. Upon the opening of the doors, the President of the Senate in the chair, the following named Senators were present: Messrs. Aby, Augustin, Brian, Cahen, Campbell, Cunningham, lDavidson, D)avey, Estoplnal, Fontenot, Foster, Hagan, Leake, Lucas Luckett, Marston, Newton, Nunez, Nutt, Parlange, Pollok, Riard, R'obertson, Rogers, Stewart, Steele, Settpn, Story, Vance, Walton, Watkins-81. Absent--Messrs. Buflington, Demas, Har ris, Kidd, Simmes-5. On motion of Mr. Rlard tl$ Senate ad Journed until to-morrow, Thursday, at 12 s o'clock m. JOHN CLEGKG, Secretary of the Senate. Why We Turn to the Right. [N. Y. Bun.] M. de Jouvenoel, a French savant, has been casting about to find the reason why, as he says, people of the Latin races turn to the right hand in passing, and those of the Teu tonic races, Including the English and the Scandinavians, turn to the left. The explana tion he gives is, that, as the Romans had a superstition that omens manifesting them selves on the right-hand side were lucky, and those on the left-hand side unlucky, the races descended from the Romans have an Instino tive preference for going to the right hand. The barbarian enemies of Rome, he thinks, probably concluded that what was feared by the Romans must be good for them, and so the progenitors of the Germans and English got to turning out on the left hand. It would be interesting to know to what superstitious or other cause M. de Jouvencel would trace the fact that, although the Anglo-Saxon race predominates in this country, we naturally turn to the right in walking, driving and rail roading. The rule on the Pennsylvania Rail road, until a few years ago, accorded with the English practice, but it was not based on either custom or superstition. The reason was that the engineer's seat in his cab being on the right-hand side, he could not well see the opposite track unless he was running on the left-hand track. This, however, was changed because the instinct to turn to the right is so strong in Americans that it was deemed unsafe to disregard it. Free Speech a aee-Qlven mlight. [Virginia (Nev.) Chronicle.] The following item appeared in the Lyon County Times of Saturday morning: "Silver City will not be hurt by the new railroad; nor will it be benefited. A grave yard cannot be affected by a railway two miles away." Shortly before noon it was evident to the most casual observer that some unusual ex citement was afoot among the citizens of Sil ver. At 12:20 a deputation of the leading men of the town were seen to enter the front door of the Times office. A moment later Mr. Pi cotte, the editor, was observed to climb out of the back window, bare-headed and in his shirt sleeves. He turned his steps toward Gold Hill and progressed at the rate of ten miles per hour. The entire population, ac companied by all the dogs, followed Mr. P1 cotte. It took him buta few minutes to pass through Gold Hill and reach Virginia. He was last seen fishing through Slxmile Canon. To-day a l1gin of truce Is flying from the apex of Sugarloaf Mountain. "A strong glass discloses a man without a shirt, sitting at the foot of a temporary flagstaff. with a pile of rocks of convenient siz- within hand reach, and preparing a series of questions for submission to the Supreme JudcIal Court of Nevada. A peaceful solution of the difficulty Is hoped for. Waltham gold watches at Hill's auction. The elite of oar city are having their pictures taken at Washburn's,. They prefer the Lam. bert proaees. THE VATICAN AND IRELAND. Extract from the Pope's New Journal, the "Aurora," on the Present Diffi onlties in Ireland, (London Tlmes.l RowM, Jan. 18.-The new Vatican organ, the Aurora, which has for its alrect aim the following of the Pope's movements-that is to say, his spiritual and political movements- without anticipating his intentions or having the air of forcing his hand, and which is just ly considered as drawing at least the mai part of its inspiration from the Supreme Pontiff himself, publishes a remarkable leader on the actual diflfiulty in Ireland, of which I send you the following compreheW sive digest without further remark: Although it appears that the news of a re bellion in Ireland is unfounded, It is, at any rate, certain that England is beginning to ex perience the difficulties and dangers, or at leaste Incnlences, o the conveniences, ofncipls the late Lord Palmerston's government poten tially contribtted to diffuse through Europe. Ireland has for a long time been a country agitated by many passions, for the reason that the most sacred rights of the ancient in habitants were violated by Anglican intoler ance and rigid laws, and that the oppresslao of the Catholics had the effect of causling theM to seek to obtain justice through secret a58e5 clations. To-day the injustice has in great part been redressed, but much remains to be done for the poor Irish despoiled of their land. Nevertheless that agitation which ap peared to have considerably diminished sineo the days when the celebrated O'Connell, by his Catholic principles and re ions faith, quenched political ire, is again bubbling up. And in truth It is not strange that the Irish, know ing what the England of Palmerston has done for the constitutions of various countries, are unable to understand why she will not give to them what, with so much inslstanoe, she asked not long ago for Hungary. Ireland, therefore, asks for a parliament of her own, as she had in time past, and maintains that it is neither just nor reasonable that the laws. for Ireland should be made in London in stead of in Dublin. Canada has obtained from England what Ireland desires. England has favored elsewhere the doctrine to wahich Irish people who cry "Ireland for the irish" now hold, and, what is more, the Irish cannot for get that the land they now see in posseeston of others was taken by force from theiranpest tore, who legitimately possessed it. The flames are spreading, inasmuch as other petr sons, who care less for Ireland than for the triumph of revolutionary and radical` principles, fan them. But these flames must one day or another break out, and may e tend to edifices deemed secure. The present 3 condition of Ireland is the result, not only of the conquest, but of the wars of religion and the wars of legitimacy. To remedy entirely this condition is impossible, but it is neces sary to orepare or to allow liberty of legal forming a more equitable and more tolerale state of things for the people descended from} the ancient proprietors. This many men of I sense believe cannot be obtained by better means than a parliament of her own for Ie land. And, perhaps this will be the best remedy if that parliament, which it seems the English now incline toward granting, shall be composed of upright and religilou men who forget the past and Its hatreds to a think of the future of their country. What wieme Is Delag, [New York Tribune.] Mr. Edison is now studying up machinery belting, in order to improve the connection t between his engine and his electro-motors. As to the cracking of his lamps he says: "It bothered me at first, for it amounted to one ri lamp in seventy-five every day. This would o never do, though I believe it Is much under the average of the cracking of lamp ohim neys. I am now cutting down the average of breakages every day. The lamp on the tab-l I- is one I have improved. You perhaps know . that the trouble is caused by the expansion of the metal wires which pass through thet he glass. This causes the glass, which is1i gi,. Y to crack. You notice the small inner globe n through which the wires pass, is now ote with a glass of a different nature from that.f which the lamp is made. and, being slightly opalized, is clearly visible. These two kiPds '- of glass are affected by heat at a different 1. ratio, and thus the cause which leads to the cracking is counteracted." As to the claims; of others to the horseshoe device he saysg . it "This is absurd. I don't myself claim the horseshoe carbon as a novelty, and thoughlt so little of it that I did not even patent It. He adds: "I don't want any advertising, and prefer to keep quiet here until all arrange d ments are complete for opening a station it.n New York city for the public use of the light; , then all will see it and can judge of Itd.: ' merite." The ey Whoe Loved Eli Trseaer. [Detroit Free Preus.] A schoolboy about ten years old was the' other day halted bya benevolent-minded oiti zen on Second street and asked if he liked to go to school. "No, sir I" was the prompt reply. "Then you don't love your teacher?" "N yes, sir. That is, I didn't until yest.r day but now I do. I think she's just bull .' '* hy have you loved her aince yesterday"'r "Well, you know Jack Cain? Well, he's worst lighter in our room. He can lick iDm and two other boys with one hand tied behilnd him. Well, he was going to lick me last night, and he was shaking his fist at mea I school and showing his teeth and getting me all excited, when the teacher saw him." "Did, eh?" "You bet she did; d the way she took. him out of that and welloped him and husm bled him down made m' feel as i she werea mother to me. When school was out, Jack . dasn't touch nobody. He was wilted down, and when I hit him with a hunk of dirt he never even looked around! I guess I'm going to try and lick him in the morning beforehe gets over feeling humble I" Lons Words. "Rob," said Tom, "which is the most dan gerous word in all the English language to. pronounce?" "Don't know." said Rob, "unless it Is a swearing word." "PoohI" said Tom; "it is stumbled, because you are sure to get a tumble between the first and the last letter." "Ha, ha !" said Rob; "now I've one for you.. I found It one day in reading the paper.. Which is the longest word in all the English language?" "Valetudinarianism," said Tom promptly." "No, sir; it's smiles, because there'sa whole mile between the first and last letter." "Ho, hol" cried Tom, "that's nothing; I know a word that has over three miles be tween its beginning and ending !" "Now, what's that?" asked Rob, faintly. "Beleaguered," exclaimed Tom, triumph antly. French Polities. Hans Breitman's famous platform, when her. was "a ganderdate against der 8chmidt" and the declarations In the "Hosea BHglow" chronicles, have a strong family resemblance to the profession of faith in Nadaud's song. It might be translated: For nour French law so perfect my Affoetlon. sirs, has never faltered; But If you do not like it. why I'm willing that it should be altered. Wide liberty I stand for here. With a strong g'vernment, and for Rectifications of frontier, But without an appeal to war. In short, to lasue from this crsisa To that sound system I would keep. Where everything sells for hblah prices And people find that living's cheap. In Colfax, Iowa, the straightforward ques tion-Grant or Blaine-was asked of 164 Re publicans, and 134 answered Blaine. Beed's Gilt Edge Tonic rwrore4 the apDetite Auction! Silver-Dlated ware. See Hill, jew" eler. What beautiful photographs Washburn I5 takingl They are the Lambert fadeless pies-,.,